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    it's amazing how much more cynical this forum has gotten since i was last here

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    A major problem is the vicious cycle America's politics are in right now.

    Democrat/Republican is elected, makes laws, 4 years later people don't like the laws and elect Democrat/Republican, repeals laws and adds new ones, then cycle continues.

    This country is mostly filled with independents, with most people leaning Liberalism and Conservatism on certain issues. Its just that the Demo and Repub sides are more outspoken and acts to convert the independents to their sides.

    Maybe in the future we will have a Libertarian party. I hope so otherwise it will be time to move for me personally.

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    I'm not really big on libertarianism on extreme levels where there's no safety nets, etc., but I can back the low-coercion-high-liberty model.
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    Herro~

    *Sees you're all talking about the election"

    Well,might as well leave before sh*t goes down.

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    I suppose I'd consider myself being aligned with the libertarian left more than anything else. I'm all for extensive civil liberties, capitalism, and expanding free market, but I can't get behind abolishing gun control, taxes, and welfare.

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    Hey.

    If you're an American citizen over the age of 18 and you're not voting tomorrow, fuck you.

    Tha's all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalSword7 View Post
    Because of those guys, this election boils down to choose your puppet.
    I pick Mitt, since its a suitable name for a puppet.
    And you questioned my sanity. My Anime List

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    wouldn't Mega Arceus be

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jb View Post
    It's a great read lmao: Troll Topic 1 - http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/68199...-xiii/64026350
    Troll Topic 2 - http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/68199...-xiii/64509851 and still going.

    It's Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!. Pretty much the show of the season.
    Ha. As if I have time to read a bunch of malformed opinions of people who like the FF13 series. Kudos to you, though, however easy it might've been. Also, I may or may not check that out at some point. I haven't decided yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Terra Branford View Post
    Sounds fun. Can't wait to end up anywhere but there.
    D:

    B-But where else are you going to get moonshine and fireworks?

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    It always warms my heart to see yet another FFVI fan scuttling about on the interwebz.
    Because it's so rare of an occurrence? Huh.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zibdas View Post
    I don't really understand that second bit, but I am asking why you think California is disparaging Michigan/Colorado, because this is news to me.



    About an hour or two away.
    Because it's wearing sunglasses and giving a smarmy thumbs-up to a square state, that's why.

    And now you've confused me, because unless you live up in the mountains, I'm not sure where you are that you haven't realized that we're run over with possibly-illegal Mexicans. Castle Rock?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cenobitic View Post
    I don't blame you. Jon Stewart is great.

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    Interesting.
    As long as you remember he's an entertainer on Comedy Central, and don't try to inform yourself based off of what he says, I guess.

    Also, I doubt that the Mayans didn't account for leap years. As I recall, their calendar was entirely based off of the winter solstice, and not around any concept of "days" (which is what throws the calendar off in the first place: a "day" isn't actually 24 hours, so each year winds up with about a quarter of an extra day, and you toss that in every four years). So, each year of theirs would be the same amount of time regardless.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cenobitic View Post
    My ethics on the matter are questionable, but doesn't the pharmaceuticals industry deserve to be undermined? I consider medicine-for-profit on higher levels unethical, and medicine prices are going berserk. Unless they actually cost that much to produce (which is possible!) and profit per transaction is extremely small percentage-wise. Shouldn't helping people come first?
    In addition to what ArmorAndonomon said, drugs are extremely time- and money-consuming to bring to the market, and very few drugs that they patent will be feasible to mass-produce, and of those, even fewer will be able to make it through the very stringent trials the FDA enforces (realize that they have to file a timed patent on a potential drug molecule before they even start anything else). Then, by the time they are put onto the market, their patent is usually pretty close to running out, so they charge high prices to get their money back and profit, before another company comes along and undercuts them with a generic -- for which they have done no R&D. Honestly, when you look at it like that, generics can seem almost unfair at times, imo.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cipher
    Hey.

    If you're an American citizen over the age of 18 and you're not voting tomorrow, **** you.

    Tha's all.
    Does this mean that you hate me for mailing in my ballot over a week ago? :[
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    Quote Originally Posted by h8on-me View Post
    I pick Mitt, since its a suitable name for a puppet.
    mittens.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyB View Post
    As long as you remember he's an entertainer on Comedy Central, and don't try to inform yourself based off of what he says, I guess.
    Of course. I think he's funny, and he does drag out some interesting information, but you do have to separate that from his mere opinion.

    Also, I doubt that the Mayans didn't account for leap years. As I recall, their calendar was entirely based off of the winter solstice, and not around any concept of "days" (which is what throws the calendar off in the first place: a "day" isn't actually 24 hours, so each year winds up with about a quarter of an extra day, and you toss that in every four years). So, each year of theirs would be the same amount of time regardless.
    Fair enough.

    In addition to what ArmorAndonomon said, drugs are extremely time- and money-consuming to bring to the market, and very few drugs that they patent will be feasible to mass-produce, and of those, even fewer will be able to make it through the very stringent trials the FDA enforces (realize that they have to file a timed patent on a potential drug molecule before they even start anything else). Then, by the time they are put onto the market, their patent is usually pretty close to running out, so they charge high prices to get their money back and profit, before another company comes along and undercuts them with a generic -- for which they have done no R&D. Honestly, when you look at it like that, generics can seem almost unfair at times, imo.
    Fair. Probably still could stand some procedural refinement where possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erfinjerfin View Post
    I suppose I'd consider myself being aligned with the libertarian left more than anything else. I'm all for extensive civil liberties, capitalism, and expanding free market, but I can't get behind abolishing gun control, taxes, and welfare.
    Most don't even want a government at all and I can't get behind that. I'm all for getting rid of the socialist drivel though. So I might be far to the right. I just won't register third party for primary reasons.

    As for voting, I saw this on another forum and it pretty much summed up my beliefs on voting:

    … I never believed, however, that voting was a duty. A man's duty is to his family, his wife and kids, his mother and father. A man's duty is to pay his bills and protect his loved ones from harm. It is living his life with respect for himself and others -- living proudly the few years God has granted each of us, grateful for whatever he has -- no matter what he has accomplished.
    Voting is an honor
    . It is a gift. It may not be a duty, or a responsibility to vote, but it certainly is an opportunity to be counted, to have one's say, to make one's feelings known -- to stand up against the liberal dream of silencing all dissent…
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    Though I agree with the basic idea...

    "to stand up against the liberal dream of silencing all dissent…"

    Those people? They aren't real liberals, as I see it and understand liberalism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gothitelle K View Post
    I'm all for getting rid of the socialist drivel though.
    "Socialism"/"socialist" has become so meaningless.

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    Do people even know what socialism really is anymore?
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    Exactly. I really don't think they do. You always hear "Obama is a socialist! He wants to make everyone equal!", forgetting that's not and has never been what socialism is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyB View Post
    Does this mean that you hate me for mailing in my ballot over a week ago? :[
    I had to mail mine in as well.
    Aww yeeaaahhhh expired state IDs and no money to renew them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cenobitic View Post
    Do people even know what socialism really is anymore?
    That's the thing where they force you to be social, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmorAndonomon View Post
    That's the thing where they force you to be social, right?
    Close enough for jazz.

    Quote Originally Posted by KickAsh View Post
    Exactly. I really don't think they do. You always hear "Obama is a socialist! He wants to make everyone equal!", forgetting that's not and has never been what socialism is.
    They also call him a socialist and a Nazi at the same time, never mind that those are pretty much opposites, with Nazism being kind of an extreme form of social Darwinism, which, politely, really doesn't jive with socialism.
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    Oh I know what socialism is since economics used to be my thing. I just think that there are programs out there we can do without.
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    I'm never part of the multi-quotes.

    Quote Originally Posted by h8on-me View Post
    I pick Mitt, since its a suitable name for a puppet.
    You might be right. Mitt is a good name for a puppet. Beats the heck out of Lamb Chop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalSword7 View Post
    Beats the heck out of Lamb Chop.
    Woah. Dude, you do not diss Lamb Chop.

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    Who is Lamb Chop?
    pm me any reports/questions that you may have

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    Your childhood was lacking if you don't know who Lamb Chop is.

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    Kreis clearly never listened to the song that doesn't end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snorunt conservationist View Post
    I hope any Americans casting their votes today stop and appreciate how privileged they are to be able to do so.

    Even if you spoil your ballot, I do believe voting is a task that all should undertake.
    **** that, I am going to vote and then ***** anyway. Because our electoral system isn't good enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spookz View Post
    Your childhood was lacking if you don't know who Lamb Chop is.
    I wish my childhood was lacking creepy puppets.
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    Honestly the OP's attention seeking has really gone into overdrive recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cenobitic View Post
    I don't blame you. Jon Stewart is great.

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    Interesting.
    Our two leading correlation coefficients account their lack of leap years when translating dates. This leap year information has been circulating online for a while now and is pure internet misunderstanding/speculation/myth and not scholastic in any way. There should really be a snopes article on it. If the information was true, all of our dating would be incorrect and in need of revision (most groups of Classic Mayans dated their stela and monuments).
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