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Forum: Politics 12-31-2005, 09:11 PM
Replies: 90
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Posted By tylerdurden
Re: Janus

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Yes, because the only "correct" definition of a word is the one that fits your personal desire.

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Not all things that are crimes should be crimes; however, by...
Forum: Politics 12-31-2005, 09:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 106
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: Conditional Suffrage?

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In practice, I think such a system could be easily manipulated, as the "literacy tests" in the southen states were to exclude black people from voting.
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Forum: Politics 12-31-2005, 06:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 106
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: Janus

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He said that "crimes" and "illegal acts" were not the same thing. I looked up the definition of "crime" and the first definition clearly said that a crime was an illegal act.

He...
Forum: Politics 12-31-2005, 06:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 106
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: Conditional Suffrage?

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In practice, I think such a system could be easily manipulated, as the "literacy tests" in the southen states were to exclude black people from voting.

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That's...
Forum: Politics 12-31-2005, 02:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 33
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: comment-questions on liberties/terrorism

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in what ways do you make America safer following the attacks on 9/11 without scaling up government power in any way?

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By scaling DOWN government power. Projection of...
Forum: Politics 12-30-2005, 06:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 106
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: Conditional Suffrage?

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Drug dealers commit illegal acts, which is not the same as committing crimes. Do you see the difference?

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No.

Neither does Webster: an act or the commission...
Forum: Politics 12-30-2005, 06:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 106
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: Conditional Suffrage?

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Again with this? They can't selectively enforce only the laws they agree with.

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Huh? You think this doesn't happen?
Forum: Politics 12-30-2005, 06:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 106
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: Conditional Suffrage?

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Obviously since we extol winner-take-all in poker

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Not in (most) tournaments. And in cash games, the next game is only minutes (not years) away, and the "winner" doesn't...
Forum: Politics 12-30-2005, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 18
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: My questions after 2005

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Only our volunteer army and their families are sacrificiing. We're not, we even keep our tax cuts.

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You don't think all of the money being spent on this war is detrimental?...
Forum: Politics 12-30-2005, 04:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 33
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: The last stand of the American Republic....

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I am addressing your statement that there's no citations of actual people being denied their vote.


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I made no such statement. I expect more from you.
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Forum: Politics 12-30-2005, 01:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 33
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: The last stand of the American Republic....

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Pvn,

Citing a Tampa Bay Online story about a felon who can no longer vote because of a properly enforced law doesn't in any way whatsoever qualify the statement "If you live in Florida,...
Forum: Politics 12-30-2005, 12:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 33
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: The last stand of the American Republic....

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If you live in Florida your right to vote for president was taken away. If you vote on a diebold machine, your right to vote does not exist.


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For a third...
Forum: Politics 12-30-2005, 10:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 106
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: Conditional Suffrage?

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Drug dealers commit illegal acts, which is not the same as committing crimes. Do you see the difference?


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No.

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Forum: Politics 12-30-2005, 09:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 106
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: Conditional Suffrage?

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While we're on that topic, I think rapists should have their voting rights restored as well. After all, the only reason they raped their victims is because the government said women can...
Forum: Politics 12-30-2005, 09:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 106
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: Conditional Suffrage?

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Ah. So because person A commits a crime, he should be imprisoned

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Forum: Politics 12-29-2005, 07:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 106
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: Conditional Suffrage?

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First of all, it's against the law in all States to take any disciplinary action against employees who take time off from work to vote.

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I'd like to see a cite...
Forum: Politics 12-29-2005, 06:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 106
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: Conditional Suffrage?

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I also suspect the same people who propose such tests, when they find themselves disenfranchised for not being able to answer what are rather simple questions posed by our intellectual...
Forum: Politics 12-29-2005, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: update: new orleans

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I think, however, that the city will be redeveloped. Various plans have been floated, all of which have as the end result people losing their property which will then be made available...
Forum: Politics 12-28-2005, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 18
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: update: new orleans

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Is there any indication that the incompetence of the local leadership has eroded their political base? Is there an impeachment process, and has it been threatened? As an outsider I'd...
Forum: One-table Tournaments 12-28-2005, 12:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: SNG Tracker and Pokerstars?

What's the problem, exactly? Import the hands from your hard drive and have the summaries emailed to you and import those.
Forum: Politics 12-28-2005, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: update: new orleans

BTW, note that my observations are those of an outsider, although one that has been *heavily* involved in the disaster, through extensive dealings with insurance companies and contractors, housing...
Forum: Politics 12-27-2005, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 18
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: update: new orleans

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At the same time, I am not quite as pessimistic as you. While the city's leadership has generally been inept, the "invisible hand" of Adam Smith seems to be at work.

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Forum: Brick and Mortar 12-27-2005, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Poll: Tunica
Views: 11
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: Tunica

If you're looking for sidegames, the Horseshoe will most likely have the best action.
Forum: Politics 12-27-2005, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 18
Posted By tylerdurden
update: new orleans

I've spent the last week in the New Orleans area (New Orleans, Metairie, Mandeville, Baton Rouge) visiting the in-laws. From reading the papers and talking with people that are actually dealing with...
Forum: Politics 12-27-2005, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 22
Posted By tylerdurden
Re: Domestic spying is about politics, not security

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Of course the kool-aid drinking moonbats of the authoritarian wing of the right will try to make excuses.

And of course the kool-aid drinking moonbats of the authoritarian wing of the...
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