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  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Mar 6, 4:04pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Perverts are the only people who look at porn? The world is filled with perverts, then.

place a photo of a naked person, or people having sex, in front of the normal person, and they will look If they don't, they're unnatural. WTF?

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Mar 6, 4:28pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver detailed Trumps business acumen. Don't get why people think he's so awesome.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Mar 9, 7:04pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

iwog says

Even I, the paragon of virtue

And I thought Donald Trump was the biggest liar in the US.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Mar 11, 8:48am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Ironman says

7. The Only Safe Space Is Your Home

Unless there's toxic gas, you have poison in your pipes, you live over a sinkhole, your home was constructed with Chinese drywall, your floors are the formaldehyde model fom Lumber Liquidators....

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Mar 11, 10:19am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

But he's so pretty. I mean, except the teardrop tattoo that will be removed, the fact that he's in a gang, has a violent past. This is a train wreck waiting to happen.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Mar 21, 7:15pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

iwog says

Possession of child porn should be illegal however it's not something we really want to kill someone over. In Jared's case, I think it's pretty clear he used child pornography to avoid acting on his urges to molest children.

"Pretty clear?" WTF? If a person is interested in kiddie porn, chances are very good he would act on it if he had the opportunity.

iwog says

I'd also like to remind everyone that Mary Kay Letourneau fucked a 13-year old boy repeatedly and wasn't even given jail time until she broke her parole and made another baby in the back of her car. Insane amounts of female privilege and hatred against men persist and make a mockery of Western feminism.

Mary Kay was a mentally ill woman who should have gotten as much jail time (in the beginning) as would a man. Then, when she proved her inability to practice impulse control, she should have gotten more jail time. She used her position of power and authority to seduce a child; I don't care if the perpetrator is a teacher or a coach or anyone in a position of authority, it's just plain sick to use your position to seduce a child.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Mar 23, 9:10pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

It's a proven fact if you eat subway sandwiches and molest children, you will lose weight. Why bother with grapes?

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Mar 24, 11:28pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

P N Dr Lo R says

Yes, it was a woman driver.

As if it were even a question?

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Apr 8, 6:26pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Well, if that's true, I should be a billionaire 'cuz I haven't earned much my whole life.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Apr 8, 6:31pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Quigley says

Moral of story: don't call the cops for every little thing. They have one tool (a gun) so every problem tends to look like it needs shooting...

A family member sitting in a vehicle about to end their life (and possibly that of other motorists) isn't "every little thing."

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Apr 27, 9:51pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

I can't get my panties in a knot over $800,000. As my ex-husband, a scientist on the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Disposal boondoggle (and many other people, I'm sure) once said, "A million here, a million there, pretty soon it adds up to real money..."

Puget Sound Boondoggle:

1. The $34 million empty building | U.S. taxpayers paid for a vast military headquarters at Camp Leatherneck (shown) in Afghanistan. But the building will never be used by troops, who are withdrawing. Americans also paid $80 million for a new consulate there that won't be used because of security concerns.

2. Paying non-farmers under 'temporary' farm subsidy program | It's costing U.S. taxpayers $5 billion a year under a temporary program started in the 1990s that was supposed to end but didn't. One Central Park millionaire has no idea why the government is paying her thousands of dollars a year under the program.

3. IRS spending nearly $50 million on conferences | The nation's chief tax collector says the three-year outlay came under a previous, profligate spending era. The money included training videos that spoofed "Star Trek" (pictured) and "Gilligan's Island.''

4. Buying 'likes' on Facebook | The State Department spent $630,000 for more Facebook friends for four of its social media sites. An inspector-general's report in July found that only 2 percent of the new 'likes' actually interacted on the sites.

5. Out-of-control camouflage | In 2002, the U.S. military had two types of camouflage uniforms. Now it has 10, and there was pressure among the military branches for more before Congress voted to stop any expansion. But government duplication is rampant. There are 209 federal programs to improve math and science skills, for example.

6. The Federal Helium Program | The Age of Zeppelins is gone — but the government's regulation and maintenance of a helium reserve floats on. Lawmakers have been trying to kill it since the age of flappers and Prohibition. No luck, not even this year. It's a program the "Walking Dead'' would admire.

7. No, take the refund | Sometimes the IRS gives back more than it should. This year, it wrongly refunded more than $11 billion under the Earned-Income Tax Credit. Oh well

8. Why, hello, Uncle Sam! | The government has paid nearly $1 billion in bank fees on non-interest-bearing accounts. Repeating: The government didn't get a dime in interest on a myriad of bank accounts, yet didn't consolidate, didn't get a no-fee waiver, just paid those monthly and per-use fees. Smart, huh?

9. Help us save. Or not. | The government asked the public for budget-cutting ideas. Nearly 86,000 suggestions poured in. Alas, the government didn't listen.

10. Arrivals? Departures? Nope. | Few planes go to one Oklahoma airport. That's okay — it gets plenty of federal money anyway

11. Funding duck genital studies | That's right: $384,949 worth of research on the personal regions of the Muscovy duck, paid by the National Science Foundation. Republicans in Congress made a stink. Researcher Patricia Brennan fought back. “Genitalia, dear readers, are where the rubber meets the road, evolutionarily,” she wrote in Slate. “I love it. I think it’s fascinating.''

12. Wasted green | Sometimes bad government loans attract private investment — and both sides lose. Wannabe plug-in electric hybrid car company Fisker Automotive got $529 million from the government, a move that encouraged $1.1 billion in private capital. The company was nearly bankrupt by May 2013. At left, a visitor inspects a Fisker electric car during the 83rd Geneva Motor Show in March.

13. More wasted green (Solyndra) | It happened before. Taxpayers were left with a $500 million liability when the solar company folded last year — without any discernible benefits. The guarantee program that rained taxpayer money on Solyndra and seven other ''green'' industries was slow-moving and bureaucracy-intensive; it took 100 to 200 federal officials and contractors to decide who would receive the loan guarantees. The program “had no meaningful impact on the economy, no meaningful impact on the energy system,” Harvard economist Joseph Aldy concluded. “The dollars spent per ton of carbon avoided are very high . . . as an economist, you actually can’t estimate infinity.”

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Apr 27, 9:56pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

According to the US Senate, the qualifications to "serve" as senator are:

"The Constitution sets three qualifications for service in the U.S. Senate: age (at least thirty years of age); U.S. citizenship (at least nine years); and residency in the state a senator represents at time of election."

They left out that they must be breathing and/or have a pulse.... or maybe that's not a requirement.

These are the idiots attempting to represent us in Washington. Yay!

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Apr 27, 9:57pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Well, Dan, you could always have a sex-change operation. Then you would have the same protections as women.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Apr 27, 9:59pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Ceffer says

Yikes! It's the "Eddie Haskell and the Beaver" ticket!

Reminds me of an old joke: What's the dirtiest thing said on tv in the 50's?

"Ward, don't you think you were a little hard on the beaver last night?"

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Apr 28, 10:35am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

turtledove says

Clearly, the bar is set very low for people who want to run for public office.

Amen, sista!

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 May 3, 10:48am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

It's like they have a window into my grandparent's house!

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 May 3, 10:54am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

A friend of mine is looking for a house in Vegas. Her shitty realtor expects her to find listings herself and he will show them to her.

She works 8-5, M-F. He won't show anything after 6p and doesn't work on Sundays. He won't show her anything with a discounted commission.

I told her that she is getting fucked and she says he told her she has to buy through him, although she signed no contract.

Fucking Realtors

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 May 6, 10:32pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

just_passing_through says

Your grandma was starting to act like a junkie you said so yourself. She was not taking her meds as-prescribed and so was abusing them, period end of sentence.

The article is a hit piece and is full of other people like your grandma who abused it: "Within a month, he was crushing and snorting the pills."

Yeah, I'm sure that wasn't HIS fault. It was the evil pharma company.

It's really simple. If any drug, opiate or not, isn't working for you then go ask your doc for a different med. If you don't like the answer you get from your doc get another doc. You can still do that in this country, we aren't single payer yet. I'd imagine anyone with an HMO who creates a shit storm can too, for something like that.

It has become increasingly difficult to obtain pain medications due to overzealous restrictions. Many docs won't prescribe pain meds, they refer to pain clinics Pain clinics usually require that you sign an agreement that you will only obtain pain medications from them... and require that you use only one pharmacy. And it's a bitch to get an appointment, cuz they're slammed due to their higher patient load as a result of other docs hesitant to prescribe.

Let's say you don't respond to the medications - that they aren't strong enough and you continue to experience pain. You decide to see another MD.

You call a pain management clinic and make an appointment. Feel lucky if you can get in within the next few weeks. I've seen appointments that are months out - this is a new patient visit and takes extra time for the doc to be thorough. You have to bring your medical records, because you can't just waltz into a clinic and claim you have pain without records to verify your claim. This requires you to go to the original MD office and request records - and pay for them. Fun. You also need an appointment to have the original (non-working) medications refilled until you can see another MD. Even if the meds barely work, that's better than the alternative.

You finally get into the new MD office, and since it's a new patient visit you are paying a chunk of change for his/her extra time. You obtain the holy grail - script for pain meds - if you are lucky. I've seen many docs start conservatively and order meds that are weaker than the original non-working ones. Then you hit the pharmacy. New rules in most states require only 30 days of meds filled at a time, with an original prescription. And many pharmacies won't fill scripts unless you live nearby.

It's seriously easier to obtain medications off the street - and if you count the multiple trips to the MD, it can be cheaper. The whole time you feel like a drug-seeker, which truly sucks. Is it possible that "grandma" was acting like a woman in pain (shingles is incredibly painful) and not like a junkie? Your statement proves my point.

Easy to judge, especially when you don't get it.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 May 6, 10:33pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

I can't believe people take him seriously and believe he'll be a good anything.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 May 12, 9:04am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

errc says

When i get a call from one of these jihadists, stammering on about Windows on my cpu or other crap in broken English, i just scream into the phone as loud as possible " lululululu "

Agreed: It was a company trolling for business, or a scam. Either way, warn't Google.

If I have the time, when my "Windows Service Provider" tells me they're getting error messages, I speak with them. I ask them if it's bad (very), if it's something that they can fix if I give them access to my computer (yes), if they need my credit card information (of course). Right when they are masturbating with pleasure, I tell them I don't have the internet or a computer and they quickly hang up. But I have fun.

Unfortunately, a friend of mine bought it and actually sent them $250. They kept calling, asking for more money. They also had access to her computer (fortunately she had nothing on it because she's not computer savvy) and the viruses shut her computer down. It sucks when people believe this shit.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 May 16, 11:31am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

WTF does it matter? If it doesn't affect you, who gives a fuck?

Seriously, the stalls in women's bathrooms have doors. If the person in the stall next to me stands up or sits down, has a dick or two (or none), I wouldn't ever know. This is a non-issue.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 May 17, 8:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Linda Tripp is a fat, ugly opportunistic bitch who is wasting good air. She should stop breathing - that would cure it.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 May 26, 9:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Ironman says

Patrick says

removed slash

You have something against Guns N' Roses?

Well played

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 May 30, 12:05am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Patrick says

i'm not saying we shouldn't allocate 50% for environmental uses, only that trump is not just completely making shit up.

He likes talking points. I get it, it's how he's so popular. But the environmental use, according to the attached article, are necessary to sustain wildlife and keep fish & wetlands from extinction.

I anticipate desal plants becoming substantially cheaper as technology changes. But it's crazy that the water used for urban use is what's on lockdown, when it's so much less than the other categories. And the water being sold to bottled water companies is just plain wrong. Sends the wrong message.

Trump is a dick. But a little one.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Jun 2, 6:52am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Y? U? USU? enquiring minds want to know. I'm WSU before it was a U.

Very cool, congrats.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Jun 7, 6:55pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Strategist says

More than $12,000 for this ugly, shapeless garment she wore to her speech about inequality.

She could have gotten this for $25.00 from Kmart

How do we know she didn't? $25 for the tablecloth, $24,975 to the store for closing it while she shopped. Just sayin'

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Aug 16, 9:27pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

It must be true... I saw it in the internets

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Nov 21, 10:54pm   ↑ like (10)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Patrick says

anonymous says

"Are you suggesting that Ellie Mae is not a woman ?

She is a woman. I'll write her to see if she's OK.

I do think women in general avoid unmoderated forums.

Especially with all the 4 letter words that are so commonly used."

I'm here, am all woman, can hold my own and can swear like a mutherfucker. It is very sad to hear about Turtledove, and (of course) sadder still to read all of the bullshit comments made about the possible causes of her death and to make even a little light of it.. It's a difficult time when a family suffers a loss, and it's a double whammy when someone who was as loyal to Patnet as she is vilified by some of the assholes here. "spousal abuse" - WTF???? "i'm not saying she's alive, but there's some details that don't really feel 100% authentic..." Again - WTF????

I took a vacation from ya'll. I miss some of you, many not-so-much.

Turtledove was well written, spoke her mind and had much more patience than many of you give her credit for. She had a husband, a family, a life IRL. Show some respect, if you can pull it out your ass.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Nov 22, 7:37pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Turtledove obviously cared about the imaginary friends here at Patnet. One might argue that her husband honored her by letting us know.

I'm actually kicking around driving 500 miles to attend the service. Not sure I can take time off work, I guess I'll let ya'll know.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 1, 12:14pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

No - I didn't go. I might be able to make it to the memorial. Will keep you posted.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 28, 9:56am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote, they should move to another place where they make less, and still can't afford to live? If this offends you, why don't you simply ignore it?

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 28, 11:45am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

I'm not sure what I would do - I'm not them. People become institutionalized to their situation and the thought of moving is often overwhelming. .

I don't have answers, but I do have a bunch of questions. What would you do? What if you lived in an RV, couldn't afford the gas to leave town nor did you have a place/job to go to?

I do know that Denny's servers make $2.13 per hour in Utah.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 29, 11:42am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote

I saw this on TV a few weeks ago. There was a young woman who lived in the Northwest and reported that she had been raped. The investigators ended up not only accusing her of fabricating the story, but charged her with it and she paid a fine. It took years, but when the dude was finally arrested and confessed her story came out.

Why can't we take this story at face value? It's easy to doubt someone when you weren't there, don't know the specifics. When a woman is attacked she is at her most vulnerable - and that's when people are the most vicious.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 30, 9:05am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

With all of the drama and fabricated stories on the interwebs, as well as the people who claim everything from the moon landing to the Sandy Hook shooting (Boston Marathon, 9/11...) are hoaxes, people tend to doubt pretty much everything they read. It sucks - especially since law enforcement still appears to doubt the victim in many cases.

I know you can't believe everything that everyone says - but shit happens that can't be explained sometimes. We need to investigate with open minds.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2017 Jan 5, 1:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

who will be blamed after Obama has left office? C'mon - get on the stick! We need a new scapegoat.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2017 Jan 5, 2:51pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Jollibee is pretty good; I'd say it's better than McDonald's but dog shit is better than McDonald's.

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2017 Jan 6, 12:10pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Do they have a place for people to pull over and panhandle for the funds? That would be a nice touch

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2017 Jun 29, 11:06pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

It'll be interesting to see where the healthcare shitstorm ends. Seems to me that the Repubs are more interested in repealing Obamacare than in fixing it or finding a suitable alternative. With a president that is childish and vindictive this is what we're stuck with. Fuck

  elliemae   ignore (0)   2017 Jun 29, 11:09pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Trump lied? was it about this one thing (coal), or was it about other stuff like Carrier Corp Jobs, building a wall, making 'merica great again... At least he isn't hanging fake Time Mags in his businesses... or holding a fundraiser for himself at places he owns so he gets paid for holding it, and then paid for the money raised....

OMG, we're all fucked. Seriously fucked.