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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

Is "I like rum" considered a right reason?

The right reasons would be Cigars and Rum.
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Thread Starter 
Why do I think, "Buggery and the lash" are going to get added to that list?
post #4113 of 5117
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I'm trying to think of how to work the union driven suit that Boeing fought for a decade to open up in SC but am drawing a blank. frown.gif
Well, it's certainly true that unions, like corporations, will generally use their economic power and PR opportunities to try to steer policymaking and regulatory decisions to their own perceived benefit.
post #4114 of 5117
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“You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left to protect. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

http://qz.com/645990/nixon-advisor-we-created-the-war-on-drugs-to-criminalize-black-people-and-the-anti-war-left/
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^ And now those dirty hippies are on the cusp of getting pot actually legal while heroin is still highly illegal. White privilege at work again!
post #4116 of 5117
Want to go even further? Planned Parenthood was originally intended to breed black people out of existence. Go stick that in your pipe and smoke it.
post #4117 of 5117
Some Nixon adviser who died in 1999 supposedly told some drug legalization activist in 1994.

Well, that settles it.
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A day after Microsoft introduced an innocent Artificial Intelligence chat robot to Twitter it has had to delete it after it transformed into an evil Hitler-loving, incestual sex-promoting, 'Bush did 9/11'-proclaiming robot.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/24/microsofts-teen-girl-ai-turns-into-a-hitler-loving-sex-robot-wit/
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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

A day after Microsoft introduced an innocent Artificial Intelligence chat robot to Twitter it has had to delete it after it transformed into an evil Hitler-loving, incestual sex-promoting, 'Bush did 9/11'-proclaiming robot.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/24/microsofts-teen-girl-ai-turns-into-a-hitler-loving-sex-robot-wit/

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More here:

https://imgur.com/a/iBnbW and https://imgur.com/a/8DSyF
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I'm detecting a strong aroma of 4chan in this procedure.

Well done anonymous.
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That's funny, but not really surprising given the description of how the AI was supposed to "learn".
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Things are worse for blacks today than at the lowest point of the recession, when Obama took office:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/433222/black-americans-barack-obama-going-backwards-under-president-obama
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During Obama’s tenure, the percentage of black Americans struggling below the poverty line has advanced, according to the most recent Census Bureau data, from 25.8 in 2009 to 26.2 in 2014 — up 1.6 percent. Real median income among black households during those years, according to the Census Bureau, sank from $35,954 to $35,398 — down 1.5 percent.

The number of black food-stamp participants exploded across that time frame from 7,393,000 to 11,699,000, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports — up 58.2 percent. Also, from Obama’s oath of office through the fourth quarter of 2015, the percentage of black Americans who own homes foundered from 46.1 percent to 41.9 percent, according to the Census — down 9.1 percent.
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The Urban League’s National Equality Index found black Americans going backwards economically, from 57.4 percent equality with whites in 2009 to 55.8 percent in 2015 — down 2.8 percent.

On the "upside" the black unemployment rate is down to about 9%, but with the decline in the labor force participation it's probably pretty close to a wash.
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

I was just thinking about this...  Obama formally nominated Garland, right?  Couldn't the Senate vote to confirm him following the election if they're afraid of the Hillary/Bernie/Trump domination?


Maritime lawyers?  Can POTUS withdraw the nomination and prevent the Senate from confirming him?

If anybody's still wondering, the process historically goes like this:
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. In 1999, the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel issued an opinion stating: “The Constitution thus calls for three steps before a presidential appointment is complete: first, the President’s submission of a nomination to the Senate; second, the Senate’s advice and consent; third, the President’s appointment of the officer, evidenced by the signing of the commission. All three of these steps are discretionary.”

So, Obama has the last word.

The link also has a nice sampling of quotes from prominent Democrats going on about how the senate has no duty to vote on nominees, and (again) refutes the Biden lie that he didn't promise to refuse to consider a Bush nominee.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/03/26/again-on-the-erroneous-argument-that-the-senate-has-a-constitutional-duty-to-consider-a-supreme-court-nominee/
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How about "We have considered the nominee but have agreed to delay a vote at this time" Essentially the same result but not so apparently obstructionist. Unless thats your goal of course

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