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post #1891 of 5465
Are you ready? The verse says that Elohim called the darkness [Obama] night. The numerology for the Hebrew word for night is 75. That is the retirement age. So the verse predicts that Obama will retire!!!


(I am still trying to work out when, though.)
post #1892 of 5465
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Are you ready? The verse says that Elohim called the darkness [Obama] night. The numerology for the Hebrew word for night is 75. That is the retirement age. So the verse predicts that Obama will retire!!!

(I am still trying to work out when, though.)

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Kit: The letter K appears in this script 1,456 times. That's perfectly divisible by 3.
Freddy: So what? So what you saying?
Kit: What am I saying? KKK appears in this script 486 times!
post #1893 of 5465
I'm really, really, really, really getting tired of the "voter suppression" posts.

Every mistake made by volunteer, part-time poll workers is not an attempt to disenfranchise or marginalize whatever group you think is being targeted by The Conspiracy. Sometimes things just go wrong.
post #1894 of 5465
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I'm really, really, really, really getting tired of the "voter suppression" posts.
Every mistake made by volunteer, part-time poll workers is not an attempt to disenfranchise or marginalize whatever group you think is being targeted by The Conspiracy. Sometimes things just go wrong.

Impossible. Any mistake in processing over a hundred million voters is a sure sign of Halliburton and their usual shenanigans.
post #1895 of 5465
I'm stealing that by the way.
post #1896 of 5465
Thread Starter 
A husband of a friend posted something like "I LOVE BARACK OBAMA." I commented "creepy" and he promptly unfriended me. tounge.gif
post #1897 of 5465
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I'm really, really, really, really getting tired of the "voter suppression" posts.
Every mistake made by volunteer, part-time poll workers is not an attempt to disenfranchise or marginalize whatever group you think is being targeted by The Conspiracy. Sometimes things just go wrong.

The problem is the more complexity you put in the system, the more issues you create for the volunteers. I voted in Ohio and overheard poll workers complaining about contradictions in the literature they were given. My fiancee had to fill out a provisional ballot because of the new voter ID law (she has an out-of-state license and they wouldn't accept a passport). At first she was not even told she had the option to fill out a provisional ballot. It was just, "you don't have in-state ID, that's too bad." Then she finally found out from someone else she could do it, and the guy filling out the form had completely illegible handwriting. It's very possible her vote won't count because they can't make out the spelling of her name (she was yelled at when she tried to correct it), which is ridiculous. The only reason this is an issue is because of the new voter ID law.
post #1898 of 5465
"Consumer Reports scientists explain that arsenic is fed to chickens, turkey, and pigs, and their manure is used as fertilizer for rice and other crops."
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/arsenic-rice-report-finds-worrisome-levels/story?id=17267872#.UJmkDIaCWSp

Report Warns of Arsenic in Rice
abcnews.go.com
Rice eaten just once a day can drive arsenic levels up 44 percent.


oh god. i dont understand how well educated people lack the ability for critical thinking when reading shit articles like these
post #1899 of 5465
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

The problem is the more complexity you put in the system, the more issues you create for the volunteers. I voted in Ohio and overheard poll workers complaining about contradictions in the literature they were given. My fiancee had to fill out a provisional ballot because of the new voter ID law (she has an out-of-state license and they wouldn't accept a passport). At first she was not even told she had the option to fill out a provisional ballot. It was just, "you don't have in-state ID, that's too bad." Then she finally found out from someone else she could do it, and the guy filling out the form had completely illegible handwriting. It's very possible her vote won't count because they can't make out the spelling of her name (she was yelled at when she tried to correct it), which is ridiculous. The only reason this is an issue is because of the new voter ID law.

I posted a response to this. Where did it go? Was that deleted by a mod? Really? I don't think there was a curse or a personal attack in there at all. I was very well behaved.

Whatevs.
post #1900 of 5465
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

I'm stealing that by the way.

I almost posted it on Facebook, but, despite my love of Facebook trollery, I wasn't prepared to manage it last night. I was hoping you'd get some mileage out of it, but it didn't seem to work.
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

The problem is the more complexity you put in the system, the more issues you create for the volunteers. I voted in Ohio and overheard poll workers complaining about contradictions in the literature they were given. My fiancee had to fill out a provisional ballot because of the new voter ID law (she has an out-of-state license and they wouldn't accept a passport). At first she was not even told she had the option to fill out a provisional ballot. It was just, "you don't have in-state ID, that's too bad." Then she finally found out from someone else she could do it, and the guy filling out the form had completely illegible handwriting. It's very possible her vote won't count because they can't make out the spelling of her name (she was yelled at when she tried to correct it), which is ridiculous. The only reason this is an issue is because of the new voter ID law.

Agreed. There are going to be errors, poorly-trained poll workers, and so on. I wish that weren't the case, but it's almost certainly unavoidable given the sheer volume of voters. If someone loses their chance to vote because of a mistake, I understand being angry, but watching people complain and throw around accusations of some sort of systematic disenfranchisement is ridiculous.
post #1901 of 5465
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I almost posted it on Facebook, but, despite my love of Facebook trollery, I wasn't prepared to manage it last night. I was hoping you'd get some mileage out of it, but it didn't seem to work.
Agreed. There are going to be errors, poorly-trained poll workers, and so on. I wish that weren't the case, but it's almost certainly unavoidable given the sheer volume of voters. If someone loses their chance to vote because of a mistake, I understand being angry, but watching people complain and throw around accusations of some sort of systematic disenfranchisement is ridiculous.

Well all those debunked voter fraud claims were coming from the GOP, so both sides are concerned about gaming of the system.

Of course, we could clean up our electoral mechanics, but, for a variety of reasons, that is probably not going to happen. The type of compromise would involve free voter IDs (to eliminate the poll tax argument), moving voting to 2 days over a weekend, audited national voting machines that are actually easy to use, severe enforcement of penalties for proven electoral and/or voter fraud...

But then again, you might as well have first-past-the-post voting, eliminate gerry-mandering (which has led to a lot of extremism on both sides), etc..

None of this will happen.
post #1902 of 5465
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

... There are going to be errors, poorly-trained poll workers, and so on. I wish that weren't the case, but it's almost certainly unavoidable given the sheer volume of voters. If someone loses their chance to vote because of a mistake, I understand being angry, but watching people complain and throw around accusations of some sort of systematic disenfranchisement is ridiculous.
This complaint of yours is ridiculous. An entire layer of unnecessary horseshit has been added to voting procedure in many states, always by Republicans, for what? To prevent that lone stray voter who found your wallet from showing up and impersonating you for the privilege of VOTING? On the face of it it is so ridiculous that its intent, voter suppression, can be divined by the very dimmest of citizens. Fix it before next time or quit your (privileged) bitching.
post #1903 of 5465
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Originally Posted by eddievddr10 View Post

actually interesting for those that know hebrew, even more interesting if its 301 electoral votes

I understand that Mercury is in tretrograde, and the moon is in it's seventh house. Which explains why Romney lost, and it heralds the dawning of the age of Aquarius.
post #1904 of 5465
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

Well all those debunked voter fraud claims were coming from the GOP, so both sides are concerned about gaming of the system.
Of course, we could clean up our electoral mechanics, but, for a variety of reasons, that is probably not going to happen. The type of compromise would involve free voter IDs (to eliminate the poll tax argument), moving voting to 2 days over a weekend, audited national voting machines that are actually easy to use, severe enforcement of penalties for proven electoral and/or voter fraud...
But then again, you might as well have first-past-the-post voting, eliminate gerry-mandering (which has led to a lot of extremism on both sides), etc..
None of this will happen.

I agree there are things that can be done to fix the system, and we really ought to be doing them. Still, failures on election day by poll workers are not the same as systemic suppression, and my complaint was over whining about the former being the same as the latter.
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Originally Posted by Spats View Post

This complaint of yours is ridiculous. An entire layer of unnecessary horseshit has been added to voting procedure in many states, always by Republicans, for what? To prevent that lone stray voter who found your wallet from showing up and impersonating you for the privilege of VOTING? On the face of it it is so ridiculous that its intent, voter suppression, can be divined by the very dimmest of citizens. Fix it before next time or quit your (privileged) bitching.

What? I'm talking about breakdowns and mistakes on voting day. Things go wrong, even under the best of circumstances. If the rules are onerous, let's look at changing them, but poll workers' errors are not tantamount to intentional, targeted voter suppression.
post #1905 of 5465
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Originally Posted by Spats View Post

This complaint of yours is ridiculous. An entire layer of unnecessary horseshit has been added to voting procedure in many states, always by Republicans, for what? To prevent that lone stray voter who found your wallet from showing up and impersonating you for the privilege of VOTING? On the face of it it is so ridiculous that its intent, voter suppression, can be divined by the very dimmest of citizens. Fix it before next time or quit your (privileged) bitching.

The point is that said wallet is not needed.

Oh, and most other nations have voter ID laws or some other methods in place to prevent voter fraud (remember the pictures of ink-dipped fingers in Iraq?).
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