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  • On 17 Apr 2014 in Tell me anything that you hate about Republicans the most., Quigley said:

    Arguing over which party is best is like arguing about which slaver beats you less. They clearly both suck, are clearly both owned by the wealthy, and neither represent the people in any sense.

    There's one problem with America. We have completely lost control of our government.

  • On 16 Apr 2014 in Heroes for Freedom Eager to Use Women as Human Shields in Bundypalooza Shootouts, Quigley said:

    New Renter says

    Jimbo in SF says

    Quigley says

    guns in the hands of citizens can check federal power and overreach

    One thing about America, the Govt. has to think twice before firing on it's own citizens.

    Ask the protesters in Kiev, Ukraine how they feel about Govt. snipers firing on them.

    And a yahoo with a pistol and assault rifle is going to do what exactly against a trained sniper team?

    Chances are the yahoo will be a headless pink cloud before he can disengage the safety.

    Way to entirely miss the point! It's not whether they win or lose that particular skirmish. It's that the government firing on its citizens would inspire armed revolution.
    Obama backed down from that precipice because if he had ordered the Feds to start shooting, he'd be impeached as a start, and probably lynched later on. Do you possibly think the government can govern with any significant fraction of the population in armed revolt? It wouldn't be as nice a separation as North and South, either.

  • On 16 Apr 2014 in Heroes for Freedom Eager to Use Women as Human Shields in Bundypalooza Shootouts, Quigley said:

    There are only two ways that any government has managed to successfully govern a population:
    1) with consent of the populace
    2) with fear

    Most governments use both strategies, but second strategy is limited in the USA by the Second Ammendment. Push too hard, commit obvious injustice and enforce it with jack booted thugs, and an armed populace pushes back.

    However, if we were more like the workers' paradise of North Korea, the government would be able to use strategy #2 to invoke strategy #1!

    My personal suspicion is that Obama has been sending his homie Dennis Rodman to North Korea on political research missions.

  • On 16 Apr 2014 in Electronic bracelets for gun owners???, Quigley said:

    I'm against whatever Eric holder is for. The man is a snake.

  • On 16 Apr 2014 in Heroes for Freedom Eager to Use Women as Human Shields in Bundypalooza Shootouts, Quigley said:

    I believe this incident demonstrates very nicely the point that guns in the hands of citizens can check federal power and overreach. Dan's been arguing against the validity of this argument for years, but the fact of the matter is plain: if the government wants to get into a shooting war with its own citizens, it will lose even if it wins. Case in point.
    Pwned by current events!

  • On 16 Apr 2014 in Property taxes going up in CA, Quigley said:

    Let's just increase the inequality. Sounds fabulous! Fckers!

  • On 16 Apr 2014 in Is this Romney's 47%?, Quigley said:

    Vulture capitalists like Mitt Romney enjoy complaining about the 47% who depend on the government, but TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY for creating a good portion of those jobless people by their offshoring activities! Only 20% of the population is of an intelligence that can get high tech or high education jobs. The rest need lower level jobs, and manufacturing provided that. Until Mittens and his ilk sent all those jobs away. Now they have to provide for the welfare cases THEY created, but don't want to actually use their money. So they write tax code that takes from the workers (middle class) to give to the poor and also to their own corporations. And then they scheme to lower their own taxes from
    15% to 11% like the Mittster.

  • On 14 Apr 2014 in "Cosmos" irritates the God-botherers, Quigley said:

    CaptainShuddup says

    Dan8267 says

    The point is to convince everyone else that the unicorn believer is an idiot who deserves no respect.

    Then you've already lost every argument you put forth.

    Respected scientists believed the gorilla to be a mythical creature until someone dropped a dead one on their dissecting table. The same all-knowing sages believed that the platypus was a clever fake, even when they had one to dissect.
    Scientists of today commonly scoff at UFO sightings because they don't believe in intelligent alien life.
    Until that day when an alien ship lands.

    What will we know tomorrow that was impossible today? What cherished assumptions will be tossed aside like yesterday's trash? What shrill and condescending promoters of these trashed ideas who call all other voices "idiots" will be proven the useless blowhards that they are?

  • On 13 Apr 2014 in Just ask a melinial they'll know..., Quigley said:

    The problem, Captain, is that the higher paying jobs are in scarce supply now that your GOP (and Democrat) darlings outsourced America. High paying jobs, and lucrative business environment are predicated on an economy that actually produces something. When that ceases to be the case, and the wealth from productive enterprises is streamlined into the pockets of a very few, the economy goes quickly downhill. Maybe a smart guy can still find a high paying niche, but the majority of folks are going to be working low wage jobs or on the dole. Either way, this is very bad for smart guys like us since our taxes have to be raised and raised to pay for their upkeep. And that's NEVER going to change because the wealthy elite don't want the underclasses rioting. So they'll give them welfare and free housing and food stamps and an Obama phone and whatever else it takes to keep their asses at home glued to the propaganda stream from the boob tube.

  • On 12 Apr 2014 in "Cosmos" irritates the God-botherers, Quigley said:

    Counter argument:
    http://www.salon.com/2012/04/21/near_death_explained/

  • On 11 Apr 2014 in Jesus is bigger than Budah in China now, Quigley said:

    That's a low number. Most Chinese Christians are members of "house churches" which are not government sanctioned, and this illegal and subject to prosecution/persecution. In spite of this, they've flourished precisely because they aren't overseen by government regulators. I don't have current numbers, but nine years ago they numbered nearly 100,000,000.

  • On 11 Apr 2014 in "Cosmos" irritates the God-botherers, Quigley said:

    Heraclitusstudent says

    Quigley says

    Science has lost the moral high ground

    Morality has nothing to do with science. The high ground of science was never based on morality.

    Enhance your reading comprehension and perhaps I'll begin taking you seriously.

  • On 11 Apr 2014 in "Cosmos" irritates the God-botherers, Quigley said:

    Science started with a superior stance to religion, based on the idea that scientists did NOT know it all and were searching for verifiable answers in an infinite universe of possible facts. As science has entered open combat with religion, it's had to take hard stances on issues for which it has no definitive proof. It's become more dogmatic than say, the Catholic Church when it comes to it's unquestioned belief system and excommunication of those who dare to offer alternative theories. Any wavering on core beliefs, however, is seen to give comfort to the deistic enemy, or worse, the proponents of Intelligent Design.
    Science has lost the moral high ground, precisely when it resorted to shouting down detractors and enshrining dogmas that have not yet been proven correct and may be proven false! I love the idea of science. The meticulous building of fact upon fact, hypothesis, theory, and experiment is what has enabled our society to make unbelievably astounding breakthroughs. But when the papal congregation of "peers" decide to ignore the very process by which the order is named, they become just another rabble of clerics arguing about how many neutrons can spin in a Planck distance.

  • On 11 Apr 2014 in Horror at Work Today, Quigley said:

    Zzyzzx said,
    "As a restaurant manager, caught a dishwasher making sweet love to a raw chicken breast in the bathroom. It was so awkward that I wish I hadn’t even caught him."

    So THAT'S how they make Chicken Kiev!

  • On 11 Apr 2014 in America in rapid decline, Quigley said:

    When I emailed my bank about a problem with my account, they didn't give me any money. However, this Nigerian banker sent me emails offering me millions in exchange for some simple financial aid. Conclusion: Nigerian bankers are more trustworthy than American bankers.

    Strategist says

    Call it Crazy says

    Strategist says

    The whole world is lining up to immigrate to this country. They will do anything to get in here, including risking their lives.

    Why do you think that is?

    Because they want to move to California and buy an over-priced house???

    Around 1999 the first house I purchased back in the 1980's was worth roughly $250,000. Today it is well over $600,000.

    In 1999 my aunt in the mid west, built a custom home on a golf course, 7,000 sq ft.for roughly $450,000. Today she wants to sell it, but can't even get $350,000.

    Which house was overpriced?

    Conclusion: California has the cheapest houses in the country.

  • On 11 Apr 2014 in America in rapid decline, Quigley said:

    Ten years ago other first world people I met overseas were very unimpressed if I admitted being an American. However, if I instead gave them my home state of Alaska they were very impressed and interested. So apparently the state was vastly more popular on a global basis than the nation. I found this puzzling, but used it anyway. I was an Alaskan the rest of the time.

  • On 11 Apr 2014 in Sorry, we no longer need your high tech skills., Quigley said:

    Iosef V HydroCabron says

    What will be funny - not in a humorous sense - is if there's a heueuge breakthrough in this area which renders all current encryption obsolete.

    Oh, FSM, that will be a hell of a couple of weeks!

    Quantum computers will melt all discrete log and factorization cyphers like a hot knife in butter.

    Unfortunately, because of the Fed, we will be powerless to stop this.

    That is a distinct possibility. How do you know it hasn't already been done? An agency like the NSA would be first on my list of possibles. Quantum computing means that high number prime encryption keys are solvable fast.

  • On 11 Apr 2014 in Testing out the six hour day, Quigley said:

    The worst thing for me is when I'm required to be at work, but not given any actual work to do. Drives me crazy, hence Patrick.net

  • On 10 Apr 2014 in Passing of young Yale graduate is not an inspiration for ppl, Quigley said:

    If she wanted to write, she'd be better off at a much less expensive school with good instructors who were published. People go to Ivy League schools so they can get hedge fund jobs and corporate lawyer jobs and high business jobs after college. That's what those schools are for. Writing is a skill that can only be partially taught, and even if the student has the aptitude to learn all the techniques and conventions that can be taught, often they lack the imagination that is required to create stories and worlds out of dreams.
    Example: I met an author who self publishes space opera fiction. He's an engineer by training, but wrote in his spare time because he's got a fabulous imagination that won't leave him alone. His work won't ever win awards, but pleases fans enough to make him a very comfortable high six figure living. That's the power of imagination. And it has very little to do with what school you attended.

  • On 10 Apr 2014 in Soft skills just as important as hard skills for most employers, Quigley said:

    Rin says

    mmmarvel says

    But I actually enjoy and look forward to going to work. You don't sound like you do. Sorry.

    I work for a hedge fund. Yes, I like the bonuses [ that's why I'm here ] but the work is basically being a salesmen for our clients.

    I'm sorry. I so get the whole "I wanted to do x job but it doesn't pay so I do the soul crushing y job that is so lucrative I probably won't ever be able/allowed to quit."

  • On 10 Apr 2014 in You have a right to keep and bear arms in a state militia, Quigley said:

    Nice history lesson curious2. I'd forgotten about that. But my quoted statement still stands alone. Judges are tasked with (interpretation) of laws, so when their verdicts pass beyond that narrow venue, they're overstepping. Judicial decisions need not be popular, but they do need to follow the best and strictest interpretation of existing law, not reimagine the law to fit "modern times." That's what we have a legislative branch for.
    Many judicial decisions have been wildly unpopular, like Bush vs. Gore in 2000 (which actually just remanded the venue back to the state superior court without making a decision), or the one that declared corporations to be people with respect to campaign contributions under a very nebulous and fishy interpretation of "free speech." I admire the decisions that do a non partisan job of interpretation, and the justices that make them. I don't have respect for partisan judges like Scalia, Thomas, and Kagan who vote party line. The whole point of the US Supreme Court is violated when party affiliation enters into judicial decisions, or when personal bias toward social programs affects decisions of law interpretation.

  • On 8 Apr 2014 in Without iwog and roberto has pnet become too "fair and balanced" (aka lopsided, Quigley said:

    Housing never goes down! Buy now or be priced out forever!

  • On 8 Apr 2014 in Can The Fed Really Do Anything to Help Employment?, Quigley said:

    I've done most of those, minus the playing drums and renting the sailboat. Did sail with a friend out of Alamitos bay once, and that was fun. The public library is the shit. Can get free audiobooks online there too.

  • On 8 Apr 2014 in Are convicted sex offenders living in your neighborhood?, Quigley said:

    I'm more worried about the unconvicted sex offenders. I strongly believe that only the smallest percentage of such crimes are reported and prosecuted. The scariest ones are invisible.

  • On 8 Apr 2014 in Can The Fed Really Do Anything to Help Employment?, Quigley said:

    jazz music says

    Quigley says

    What on earth can they do to fix employment after $4 trillion of money printing?

    Think simple and direct:

    They can legislate policy that make off-shoring of jobs less cheap than selling the work done on shore.

    They can tax capital gains which is what ownership gets instead of wages.

    I do wish I hadn't been quoted on this thing I didn't actually say. It runs exactly counter to the points I was making. Aggravating!

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