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Old 08-01-2012, 04:52 PM   #2561
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*While pretty much ignoring the fact that they are going to hurt the meager US economic recovery (not to mention the human beings that comprise the US citizenry).
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Doesn't this whole post sum up the ideology both sides engage in? Seriously? I get a strong hunch they both would let the US burn to the ground if it gave either of them an ideological advantage - ---- the country!
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ideological financial, but, pretty much.

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Just for you, Scrappy.

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Old 08-01-2012, 05:55 PM   #2563
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Just for you, Scrappy.
Those are awesome. Link me to an original image of proper size.
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Those are awesome. Link me to an original image of proper size.
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Scrappy doesn't want THOSE! He voted for McCain and Ron Paul. Didn't you get the memo?

As for budgets, the House has had a budget ready and waiting for quite some time. Let's be precise--Harry Reid and the Democratically-controlled Senate are working in concert with Obama to prevent any real budgets from passing. Obama could pass a budget tomorrow but legal issues aside, he can wield more executive power when Congress is tied up.

The legal requirement is really just a "moral relevance" issue that doesn't apply in this case, right? Banks too big to fail--ignore the laws. Car companies going bankrupt, ignore the laws. Having to follow a budget would tie our hands, ignore the laws. Now THAT is a government I can support.
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Scrappy doesn't want THOSE! He voted for McCain and Ron Paul. Didn't you get the memo?
They are funny. Much as I would laugh at gross characitures of myself or my profession, I can laugh at those pictures. There are a whole lot of shades of grey (thanks for ruining that phrase, dirty novel writer!) in between the binary, angst-filled black and white world you seem to inhabit.



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As for budgets, the House has had a budget ready and waiting for quite some time. Let's be precise--Harry Reid and the Democratically-controlled Senate are working in concert with Obama to prevent any real budgets from passing.
Maybe the Senate leaders and Obama are working together to avoid a budget. Maybe any budget they offered would get shot down in the House for political points. Regardless, the sequestration is 100% Congressional doing (or a result of their not doing).
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Maybe the Senate leaders and Obama are working together to avoid a budget. Maybe any budget they offered would get shot down in the House for political points. Regardless, the sequestration is 100% Congressional doing (or a result of their not doing).
Perhaps you're right. I mean, the Prez is on the television DAILY telling the Congress to pass a budget, and is vetoing every bill that comes across his desk until they fulfill their obligations.

Then again, the Prez hasn't exactly felt bound by the law himself. Wasn't it reverend Wright who said, "Judge ye not, lest ye be judged." right?

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Perhaps you're right. I mean, the Prez is on the television DAILY telling the Congress to pass a budget, and is vetoing every bill that comes across his desk until they fulfill their obligations.

Then again, the Prez hasn't exactly felt bound by the law himself. Wasn't it reverend Wright who said, "Judge ye not, lest ye be judged." right?
Worth re-reading:

Obama's agenda: Overwhelm the system - Opinion - ReviewJournal.com
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It's amazing to think it's true, but this truth has an "Occam's Razor" quality to it.
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Vante CFO Bullies Chick-Fil-A Worker, Then Promptly Gets Fired For It - Business Insider




god i love hypocrites.


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TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2012) -
The following is a statement from Vante:

Vante regrets the unfortunate events that transpired yesterday in Tucson between our former CFO/Treasurer Adam Smith and an employee at Chick-fil-A. Effective immediately, Mr. Smith is no longer an employee of our company.

The actions of Mr. Smith do not reflect our corporate values in any manner. Vante is an equal opportunity company with a diverse workforce, which holds diverse opinions. We respect the right of our employees and all Americans to hold and express their personal opinions, however, we also expect our company officers to behave in a manner commensurate with their position and in a respectful fashion that conveys these values of civility with others.

We hope that the general population does not hold Mr. Smith's actions against Vante and its employees.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/vante...#ixzz22VrrpxT3
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He deserved to be fired. You don't badger a lower level employee that's just doing her job.
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lol, what a turd

I think it's a common trend for losers these days.

Don't like Chick Fil A? Hate on the lowest level employees!
Don't like the MIC? Berate the newly enlisted!
Don't like your town not having any jobs? Loot the stores of people that create jobs!
Don't like your government? Stop showering and destroy public parks!
Don't like that your genitals are inferior to mine? Join the Westboro Baptist Church!
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:46 PM   #2573
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:35 PM   #2574
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How dare you link such things, bbundy!

Missile Defense Staff Warned to Stop Surfing **** Sites - Bloomberg

I found this, and first off, it's awesome lulz-material.

But secondly, it's a great example of why partisan reporting is so utterly bad in a non-partisan and non-politics-related way.

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Using what is called steganography, Cunningham said, a programmer can embed malicious computer code that infects computers, opens ports, steals data or gains access to networks when photos, videos or other files are downloaded.
Steganography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yes, you heard it here folks. The art of hiding messages in images can TAKE OVER YOUR COMPUTER!!!!

And yet, you see this inaccurate reporting all across any highly partisan sites. (This particular article is a highly partisan article, just not a -politically- partisan site.)

My point? News that is highly partisan towards one side is not even worth reading or watching. Basing your entire political opinions on radically partisan anything is, well, just go read the above article for great proof as to why.
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Double post fail, and apparently I cannot edit posts. Interesting.
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Chick fil-a. I've never eaten there. Never kissed a guy there. Never believed that the government in some towns would actively and openly try to harm a private business based on what the owner said.

Oh wait, yes I did.
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Saying that many more jobs would have been created under Republican or Libertarian economic policy prescriptions: valid.

Saying many more jobs would have been lost during the depths of the recession without the various stimulus projects: invalid.
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But secondly, it's a great example of why partisan reporting is so utterly bad in a non-partisan and non-politics-related way.
Steganography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yes, you heard it here folks. The art of hiding messages in images can TAKE OVER YOUR COMPUTER!!!!
Technically it is possible to exploit a system using image-embedded data. It's uncommon, and I expect the news coverage probably greatly exaggerates the issue, but it's not like it's complete fiction: Timeline of Image File Exploits
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Technically it is possible to exploit a system using image-embedded data. It's uncommon, and I expect the news coverage probably greatly exaggerates the issue, but it's not like it's complete fiction: Timeline of Image File Exploits
What you are talking about and what I am talking about/the news lady is talking about, however, are substantially different Joe.

You are talking about a major flow in how an image is handled in a system, and someone being able to make an image designed to exploit that flaw (See: Integer overflow bugs in your link, as an example). The woman is trying to equate the art of hiding messages in images to BEING ABLE TO TAKE OVER YOUR COMPUTER!!!!

I mean, I'm not denying that that exists, but I'm addressing someone trying to, for partisan ends, either make something up out of whole cloth or of substantially manipulating the facts to try to get them to say something they don't.
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Saying that many more jobs would have been created under Republican or Libertarian economic policy prescriptions: valid.

Saying many more jobs would have been lost during the depths of the recession without the various stimulus projects: invalid.
It's very easy to compare this recession to those in the past. Result: terrible.

What will be harder to quantify is the residual debt left over from this debacle that we'll be wrestling with for a very long time. First we have to address the fact that 42 cents of every government dollar spent is borrowed. Ouch.
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