Dress became known, the Democrats chose to blame the young intern.
What are you talking about ? Democrats didn't blame Monica. They just defended Clinton's right to privacy regarding matters such as sex. Even if it was immoral relative to his marriage, that was between him and his wife.
The sad thing is that after years of having a special prosecutor trying to find dirt on CLinton, that was the best they could do. I was vicariously embarrassed for indignant acting republicans to stupid to see their own obvious dishonesty and scumbaggery.
OH yeah, don't forget to remind me, "it wasn't the sex it was his lying about it." What was he supposed to do when cornered about such behavior. Besides, technically he didn't lie. And of course the morons think they can get outraged about that too, (Cilinton talking about whether the verb 'is' refers to past tense or not) without looking assinine.
We get it. You hate. You've got a lot of hate that needs to go somewhere.
Actually, my being burned out isn't even an excuse. There are far better excuses from that morning, but I really do believe there's no excuse. Not even the fact that 10% of the population being illegals is so obviously not true.
As for this ?
You elevate your feelings above observable reality so that you can troll people
According to Trump, Ann Coulter and others there are 30 million undocumented immigrants in the country. That's about one percent of our population.
@Dan8267, in case you were looking for proof that marcus/"humanity" is not a math teacher (or, worse, why California schools fail their students), here it is.
Good catch. Nice to know you read my comments. You're right, and I won't make excuses for it. Believe it or not even math people can make silly arithmetic mistakes. But there is no excuse for that one (but I am kind of burned out after teaching straight through summer school and am off now). Oops, there I did try to make an excuse for it.
But that means that undocumented immigrants would have committed 110 murders since TRump made those comments ? That is, if Trumps numbers are right, and they are simply proportional to murders committed by the rest of the population.
By the way, I don't think there is any fucking way that undocumented immigrants are 10% of our population.
THe official 12 million number, which would be more like 4% is much more believable, and actually even that sounds high to me.
It could also have been based on her physical attraction to the white boy
OR she might have felt bad for saying no before as a quick response to a stranger. This time she was engaged in conversation with the guy first. I didn't think that video implied much at all.
Someone needs to explain to FortWayne what money markets are. That is, currency markets, bond markets, markets for all kinds of long and short term debt securities.
inflation actually causes higher interest rates (for reasons that should be obvious) and
deflation actually causes lower interest rates
Don't hurt yourself trying to understand that the following is a ridiculous and incorrect oversimplification:
Low rates = forced inflation, high rates = forced deflation
Your foremost incorrect belief is that the fed or banks actually determine interest rates, independent of huge international currency and security markets.
It is true though, that now interest rates ( i.e.short term rates - which the fed does influence) seem to be low compared to what they should be, relative to current inflation, although then again look at the price of gold.
Loose monetary policy is when the fed pushes short term rates lower than the money markets would otherwise have them. Tight monetary policy is when the fed pushes short term rates interest rates higher than the money markets would otherwise have them. It's not about the absolute level of the interest rates. This kind of tinkering by central banks is also a phenomenon of modernity, so this is also false.
Been that way for the last 1000+ years. It's liberals who like to ignore reality here
Are you sure you aren't a liberal troll, just trying to make right wingers look even more retarded than they are ?
According to Trump, Ann Coulter and others there are 30 million undocumented immigrants in the country. That's about one percent of our population. So if they are doing their share of murders since Trump's famous speech, that would be 11 murders
(correction 30 million is 10 percent, and shockingly that means based on Trumps number,s if undocumented workers are simply committing murders at a rate proportional to their presence they would have committed 110 since Trumps speech.)
About 1100 murders have also been committed using guns in that time
If the numbers are closer to what many say, around 12 million, there still would have been about three (correction 30) murders committed by illegal immigrants in this time. But they are often dirt poor, and yes, probably have a slightly higher proportion of criminals than the general population.
But, not to poke fun at or bully the intellectually challenged FortWayne, but what's the point ?
Obama has increased border security and ejected criminal immigrants far more than any other administration, and yes, this is an accepted fact. So exactly what is Trump trying to do ? If he can make this issue stick, it's only going to serve to hurt the right wing wacko base. That is it's going to pull a few more of the ones with IQs over 80 out of the right wing bubble. If you're a right winger single issue mexican hater, you're is not going to be able to justify voting republican for that reason alone unless you are stupid enough to to put your fingers in your ears like FortWayne does, and say "lalalalalalalalalalalala I can't hear you" when presented with the facts about Obama's record on border secruity and deporting criminal immigrants.
What a shock to find out that Linda Tripp is every bit as much a right wing, democrat hating bitch, now as she was back then. This is what the NY Post and Fox news call news.
Isn't Linda Tripp the Broad with the cum-stained dress fetish?
Yes. She's the right wing wacko that told Monica to NOT have the dress cleaned. Why Monica was telling Tripp that she had a Presidential cum stain on her dress ? We all know that some women talk to their friends about everything. But how was LInda Tripp that kind of friend to the young intern ? Monica must not have had the usual kind of close friends.
Non marketable debt has value only if the debter has assets to pay the debt
You're talking about US treasury securities. If and when those can't be redeemed, or when they have no value which would be when U.S. currency has no value, we have a much much much much much much bigger problem than seniors not receiving their benefits.
The sun might go out too, or an asteroid could take out the planet. We have much more real things to worry about, such as growing wealth inequality and global warming. But the right wing propaganda machine and the moronocracy (such as Ann Coulter) want you to believe that Social Security is a ponzi scheme. It is messed up that we account for payroll taxes as part of the revenue side of our annual budget, rather than having it in a "lock box" (as an accounting matter), and it is Reagan's fault along with a congress that was happy to have more money to spend while taxes stayed lower.
Good story but why are you reposting it from 2 years ago ?
If you ever bothered to get a passport, you'd see the alternate reality bubble you live in doesn't exist for 6.8 billion other humans
Did you include the 60% or so here in the US that don't buy the bullshit propaganda either ?
Not that I think Obama was all that awesome. It's somewhat true about the transparency. It's also true that the ACA isn't nearly as good as medicare for all. IT's also true that he was slow to unwind the Bush tax cuts, and has made zero progress on the progressive front, with the exception of some good supreme court appointments.
I've just really appreciated having a thoughtful President that I consider extremely intelligent, who is also a very good communicator. He's to the right of Eisenhower and maybe Nixon too, but that's more a sign of the times and how he has had to position himself to be anywhere near the middle, than anything else. But in spite of this, we have a significant chunk of the population that's so far out of touch they think he's a commie pinko socialist.
Now I might be wrong. Maybe I and so many other (so called liberals) are the ones that are out of touch. Either way it's disturbing and leads to a logical conclusion that we're fucked. Because there are real problems to solve and Americans can't come close to agreeing on what reality looks like.
Imagine if we had a really bad recession with prolonged economic crisis. IT becomes possible to understand how a Hitler or a Trump could be elected. I'm not comparing Hitler to Trump. I'm simply noting that the population can get behind a truly epic mistake in leadership, and I think we have at least as much potential for a mistake of that magnitude or worse than Germany did if and when times get really tough.
A Trump Presidency would add a lot of relative respectability to the Reagan, and GW Bush Presidencies.
No, they are subsidizing lazy losers who think McDonald's is a career
OH, so now $15/hr is a good career wage ? Maybe when you were 16 it was. But newsflash, using a CPI based inflation calculator (which is conservative), $15 now is like
$2.63 in 1972. And the $15/hr min wage doesn't kick in most places that are doing it until 2017, so make that $2.50.
What's up with requiring people to hand over CC info before even scheduling a ride?
You should just try it. The experience would be worth it to you. That's my opinion, but I'm not going to try to explain or argue why. Trust me, the details of how it works and the user experience would be interesting to you, as long as you have a somewhat current smart phone. Also, once you learn how it works and are comfortable with it, you'll definitely use it (and know how to) at some point when traveling or when the need otherwise arises.
Speaking of the Cosby case, this is what got me to thinking about it.
One thing that bothers men, and trust me, I've been there, is what you might call the economics of sex (although I'm not talking about money per se). This exists, at least at times, even in a good and loving relationship. IT's not just that the woman giving her self to a man in that way is sort of "worth" more, it's that our culture and maybe even something deeper than that makes it such that a woman needs to feel this to be the case. Then again, to make sex as good for a woman as it is for men, is something a lot of men don't know how to do (at least the orgasmic part), or simply are not able to do, which maybe explains in part this "economics." Then there's the fact that usually women are more attractive to men than visa versa. There are exceptions and sure this is far more complex than I'm making it. But there's a reason if you'll stay with me for a minute.
Put it this way. If a woman really gives it to you. That is, gives you her best effort sexually, she often wants more in return than just your best effort at pleasing her. Now this isn't just because of the "economics" I described above. It's also because bigger part of truly pleasing a woman is the emotional part. This can get far more complicated, with factors such as how attractive is the guy (especially for young adults), how powerful, rich or popular is the guy, and so on. And of course there are no absolute generalizations that apply here anyway.
(but then again - it's partly the "economics" of sex for lack of a more complete term that keeps things interesting, but this is a digression))
But so finally let me get to my point. If a woman gives her self to a man because of a drug or alcohol induced lack of inhibitions, is it rape ?
Is it sometimes ?
A qualude is sort of like having a lot of drinks without the nausea or spinning dizziness etc. Unless experienced with the drug, when a woman has a qualude, she does not know the degree to which it is going to alter her or the degree to which it may lower her inhibitions and defenses regarding sex. So say a woman does take a qualude and has sex and say hypothetically she even enjoys it.
Realizing the next day what happened, and that the guy got something from her that she would not have given him if not in that altered state, is it rape ?
I have to say, even in the case where the woman seemed okay with it in real time, or even enjoyed it, I can somewhat understand why this is considered rape (a lessor form of rape - depending on how drugged she was - but how can we know that ?). Although in the case of Bill Cosby, it seems that unless they're all lying, that it didn't stop him even if they were far too messed up to even know what they were doing.
In the Cosby case, there are so many of these women, it seems likely that some participated more than others, but they probably all felt like something had been taken from them.
So think about the law.
I think we all would agree, that a man forcing himself on a drug addled woman who doesn't even know what she is doing, is far worse than having sex with a less drug addled (but still drugged) woman who gives herself somewhat freely, and yet realizes after, that there is no way she would have done that if not drug addled. And yet is it not understandable, that it's not exactly clear where to draw the line here ?
(Let me save Iwog or whomever the trouble.)
"Women need to be on the defense for themselves against men that would prey on them with drugs and or alcohol, and if they are taken advantage of in such circumstances, they only have themselves to blame. This argument makes a fair amount of sense in some ways. Because a woman may simultaneously hold different needs, that is she may have some needs or desires that are in conflict with rules she has established for herself, and what if alcohol or drugs give here an excuse to do what she subconsciously wants to do, and then she regrets it in the morning. Certainly in that case it's not rape. "
I believe what we now have is a system that is skewed somewhat against men, with respect to the risk of being falsely accused of rape. But this is probably the way that it needs to be. What should hold it somewhat in balance is the degree too which being falsely accused of rape can hurt a man, thus preventing women doing something so harmful to a man if they don't deserve it.
What's the net result of this ? Men being a little more careful (than in previous eras) about the circumstances under which sex occurs. Maybe even like the woman before fucking her.
Whether he's here to learn or here to troll, he doesn't accomplish his task.
Uber Can't do Math - http://uberpeople.net/threads/uber-cant-do-math.29272/
I'm guessing it's done this way (Uber's cut is treated as an expense to the driver), so as to keep drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. I don't see why this matters much to drivers, although I can understand drivers being surprised, and possibly not understanding it when they first learn it.
If you are anti subsidies as you say, ask Obama to raise interest rates
This should tell you all you need to know about arguing with this guy.
Uber is a truly brilliant use of current technology ( Smart phones, software and servers, GPS, etc.), and I have now used it in LA and found it to be great. Way better than a cab.
Faster, cheaper, absolutely no comparison.
I guess it's a natural progression. But I still am concerned about what this leads to. Uber is better for places where there aren't efficient cab services. In places that do have huge and efficient cab services to support dense populations, (e.g. downtown london, Paris, Manhatten ) it is replacing cab business even in those places. I still question whether this will ultimately be a good thing or not.
You mean to tell me teachers in the area can't afford to pay 4000/month rent ? If teachers there didn't get grandfathered in to homes their parents own or owned they only have themselves to blame. Just think of all the people living FAR FAR FAR FAR below market rents because of Prop 13.
On the bright side, they must have a great job market for teens, since adults have to commute long distances to do many of the local lower paying service and retail jobs.
Sandy hook was a government hoax, a direct attempt to create such a public outcry over an atrocity that gun laws would be forever changed. The NRA foiled the plot, so it cost the perpetrators more than anyone. They had a huge elaborate plot and it went to nothing. There's plenty of evidence that this is the case. To deny this hoax is to stick your head in the sand in an effort to pretend the powers that be are still operating at a level of trust.
Yeah, either that or the NRA was so worried about a "public outcry over an atrocity that gun laws would be forever changed," that they went to work overtime with this absurd conspiracy stuff.
Which of the 2 above is more likely ?
If any of you are dumb enough to believe this looks right
I don't know or want to know how people that are that traumatized and or upset are supposed to look like when there are a bunch of cameras on them.
Fox news should put the word out (or maybe the NRA could put the word out through Fox news) that they'll pay $5 million dollars to any person who was involved with the SH Hoax, that will come forward with proof. Imagine the damage they could do to Obama, who would have had to have been in on it. This could be a teacher, or perhaps a safety worker. So many people that need to stay quiet for this to work. Maybe they all get millions from the government ? I'm not talking about the supposed actors, but yeah for them too. But the police, firemen and teachers, and (alive) children witnesses to it not happening, all people that would have to have been close enough to it to know whether it's real. All of these people keeping the secret ? Maybe the right wing crazies were in on it too, and that's why Fox News isn't pursuing this story. Hmmmmmm.
"We need to make sure we fulfill the commitment to people that have already received the benefits, that are receiving the benefits," Bush said. "But we need to figure out a way to phase out this program for others and move to a new system that allows them to have something, because they're not going to have anything."
Wiat...is that a quote from GW ?
the half of the country that has an IQ below 100
people want in their politicians more than anything a shared belief system and worldview.
Well I know there are those people, who want the President to be someone they could enjoy having a beer with (although itr's hard to imagine feeling that way about Trump). I agree with you.
But I think there is another group that includes at least one or two of our right wingers that comment here, that like Trump literally because of how much it will piss off the people who feel more comfortable with an intelligent President. These are the folks that feel such resentment towards liberals, and more generally towards educated folks exactly because of your correct characterization of the 30% of Americans that vote republican out of sheer stupidity.