"Federal regs are fine. State regs are fine... Chicago's byzantine regs are a mess. Thanks - certainly no argument from me.
I would agree corporate welfare falls under takers. Many who use that word in this context don't seem to…"
"And had the English won, the history books and popular opinion might agree...However, I don't think this is an equivalent issue to being taxed without representation. This being taxed and not wanting to pay it - which, frankly, isn't how…"
"As far as I knew, the tortoise thing is part of what prompted the reduction in grazing allowed in '93. It has fuck all to do with the Solar farm. I think people are just looking for a reason to blame this on a new political effort - I…"
"Bill Clinton also suggested pictures on SS cards. Seems like not an unreasonable step to me.
I'm not sure what the argument about discrimination is in this case, since you don't cite any article or other anything to reference. (Which…"
"He can graze his cattle, he just needs to pay rent and obey the law, like anyone else who tries to graze cattle on land they do not own.
As for private ownership along the border being subject to border patrol access...I don't know what to tell…"
"Opinion blog, not article. Short on references.
Sure I have sympathy for Bundy, but I also don't. He didn't do anything within the law to try to change his situation. And frankly, his "I don't recognize the United…"
"My understanding is, in 93, they reduced the number of cattle he was allowed to graze on the land.
Accordingly, he stopped paying rent. Increased the number of cattle - and then also ignored the fees imposed for both the unpaid rent, and now,…"
"Not really similar to it. For a woods/camp gun, I personally don't need anything that either breaks down, or is all that lightweight. So it all comes down to our own criteria. For me - a .22 lever action (Marlin 39A) is pretty much the ideal…"
"SOL wouldn't apply if there were active legal measures being taken during that time. You can't just wait out ongoing processes.
SOL would apply if they suddenly tried to make a new claim against something from…"
"Ought not? Under what principle do you determine the amount of land the Federal government should own? What is an acceptable amount? National parks and Military use only? Disagreeing with the BLM and the ownership of federal property is a much…"
Mid-thirties, with a wife and 18 month old son, living and working in Chicago. I'm a graphic designer/art director for a large consulting firm, and also run my own architectural and product photography business.
I am an atheist, a kalderash rom (gypsy), whiskey drinker, cigar smoker, kilt wearer, do-it-yourselfer, and poet... I am a casual (and perpetual) student of languages, go player, philosophy, physical sciences, mythology, literature and psychology.
I write articles for and work in roma-rights, as well as volunteering and acting as a committee member for other charities and service organizations.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison
I did not approve your statement because I would rather not have a pitched battle on my profile. Feel free to respond on yours or a forum post, though. I would gladly join in. Thanks anyway for your input.
Te aves Baxtalo, I was discussing the use of Gypsy as a Slur and though raised where it was I fear I've become desensitized to it as the infantry turned it to a nickname. How do you feel about it in your life?
Thank you! ^^ though im still rather on the fence of atheism or believing in something. So agnostic might be the way i go. In either case. Thank you an i shall look around, as this is MUCH better then facebook, as this has more a purprose.
Incidentally, nobody runs me off. But I had developed the attitude that I was just going to continue to tell off anybody who wanted to fence with me, and for me that is a very unhealthy attitude. The whole thing had gotten out of control and I had nothing to prove to anyone, anyway. As for presenting facts, I cited a very good book on the subject. If you have a real interest, and are not just on a mission to debunk everything you hear, that would be one I would start with.
Liam, I've had this same experience in other skeptics' groups. They generally exist only to belittle others' beliefs. I've said everything I had to say on the matter, except that based on overwhelming facts, including radar imaging, radiation readings, testimony by otherwise unimpeachable sources (military, police, pilots, etc), and reams of documentation of people describing the same types of craft, I can only conclude that something is going on. I just want to know what it is, and to have people say that all that doesn't even exist, well, it just makes me want to throw my hands up and say "whatever." I was only trying to make conversation, not convince you or anybody else of anything, especially when your minds are clearly already made up. Finally the negativity was just too much of a waste of my time. No hard feelings. I would've sent you a personal message, but it won't work for me and nobody seems to want to fix it.
"It seems to have become a favorite pasttime on the forum to make fun of this Josh Allen person, about whom I know almost nothing. I think on the internet though, we ought to just look at ideas and principles and not personalities. The…"
"Umm, Joe, down here south of your border, the various state governments have been fighting tooth and nail over adopting common standards for Drivers Licenses and non-driver ID cards since 2002. I don't even want to think about how much…"
"I believe, that by law, Social Security numbers and cards technically aren't identification for anything but individual Social Security "accounts" and matching that financial information with tax returns. That's not to say…"
"Try old navy slim fit shirts. I have a 42 inch chest and a 35 inch waist and they fit me perect. I wear a large but the medium would probably be a good fit your your build. I have the problem of large shirts fitting my shoulders and hanging like a…"
"I've met lots of girls on the internet. We use the internet to find apartments and homes, to apply for jobs or find employees, to find music, movies, and games, as well as to preview and buy books. The internet allows you to buy and…"
"But facial hair in some fashion has always remained attractive and desirable for men until the 20th century. We can blame the Great War for that one. Gas masks do not seal over beards, and "manly men" soldiers suddenly became clean…"