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"Martin, it's all psychological. You yell puma, everybody says, "Huh? What?" You yell lion, we've got a panic on our hands on Diwali."
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

In another story of animal attacks:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/16/world/asia/india-lion-attacks.html
While no expert on the topic I had always believe that it was standard practice to put an animal down that kills and eats a human. Not sure I have ever heard of them being forced to live in a zoo. It would feel somewhat morbid for visitors of the zoo to know that a certain animal on display had committed this act.

Probably because Asian lions are so rare. Continuing to house killer animals in zoos isn't that rare. For many years the LA Zoo had a jaguar that had killed a keeper at another zoo. In captivity (thought not in the wild) jaguars are much more dangerous than lions or tigers.
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A Wisconsin Congressperson, Gwen Moore (D), had introduced a bill that would require drug testing of anyone that claims 150k or more in itemized deductions on their income tax.

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

A Wisconsin Congressperson, Gwen Moore (D), had introduced a bill that would require drug testing of anyone that claims 150k or more in itemized deductions on their income tax.


Drugs testing are evil and should be illegal in the vast majority of cases but I'm assuming she's just trying to drive that point home.
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Drugs testing are evil and should be illegal in the vast majority of cases but I'm assuming she's just trying to drive that point home.

Yes, it looks like tit for tat but of course the two cases are not equivalent and that shall be lost on everyone.
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Does that mean Piobaire can transform back into Ganjabaire legally so long as he takes the standard deduction?
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Or he can just spend some of his 1%er money on political donations to defeat the bill.

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Yes, it looks like tit for tat but of course the two cases are not equivalent and that shall be lost on everyone.

Well both positions come from a moralizing point of view not aimed at any sort of efficient result so pretty much the same.
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Well both positions come from a moralizing point of view not aimed at any sort of efficient result so pretty much the same.

While I don't disagree about the moralizing part clearly a deduction on earned income is completely different from receiving a government transfer payment/benefit. Based on the numerous idiotic comments I've read her move is going to be a net negative from the thought of fostering civil discussion. People entrenched on either side are only becoming more polarized and deluded.
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Gawker on Gawker Media declaring bankruptcy.

http://gawker.com/how-the-gawker-media-bankruptcy-will-work-1782289841
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Chaka Fattah (D) from Philly convicted on 23 counts including racketeering, fraud and money laundering. In one case, he is said to have used cash raised for an election campaign to pay off some of his son's student debt. Prosecutors also said he disguised a lobbyist's bribe as payment for a car he never sold.

Where's the headlines?
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

A Wisconsin Congressperson, Gwen Moore (D), had introduced a bill that would require drug testing of anyone that claims 150k or more in itemized deductions on their income tax.


Its payback to Scott Walker who passed drug testing for people on food stamps. She actually isnt all that crazy. The woman who replaced her in the state legislator now... Crazy.
http://m.jsonline.com/watchdog/noquarter/38662682.html
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Originally Posted by jcman311 View Post

Its payback to Scott Walker who passed drug testing for people on food stamps. She actually isnt all that crazy. The woman who replaced her in the state legislator now... Crazy.
http://m.jsonline.com/watchdog/noquarter/38662682.html

That other one sounds like she's very impressed with herself.

As to the drug testing...surely you can see a government hand out =! legal tax deductions? To allow this not to be challenged as a false equivalency is to continue to allow folks to make the case that everything we earn basically belongs to the government and we're allowed, no doubt due to governmental benevolence, to keep some of what we earn.
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The only reason I don't care about drug testing for government handouts is because:

1. I think drugs should be legal

2. I don't think there should be handouts (at least not how they are done today)

3. It isn't efficient or cost effective.

post #4515 of 5129
The only reason I don't care about drug testing government employees: there shouldn't be any government employees.
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