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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. BL, I would like to believe this but I don't believe this.
  2. Nobody Goes to Jail?

    You are missing the point so I'll spell it out. Little people go to jail. Little people get shot. That's important because rich people don't go to jail and dammit someone has to go to jail.
  3. Nobody Goes to Jail?

    At least Tolstedt didn't take a knee. That've been bad.
  4. Weld nixes this. http://reason.com/blog/2016/09/18/bill-weld-carl-bernsteins-speculation-th
  5. We all agree the current system is dysfunctional

    This is true. The only people stupider and more corrupt than politicians are voters.
  6. We all agree the current system is dysfunctional

    The War Powers Resolution already does this. B. Termination of use of United States Armed Forces; exceptions; extension period Within sixty calendar days after a report is submitted or is required to be submitted pursuant to section 1543(a)(1) of this title, whichever is earlier, the President shall terminate any use of United States Armed Forces with respect to which such report was submitted (or required to be submitted), unless the Congress (1) has declared war or has enacted a specific authorization for such use of United States Armed Forces, (2) has extended by law such sixty-day period, or (3) is physically unable to meet as a result of an armed attack upon the United States. Such sixty-day period shall be extended for not more than an additional thirty days if the President determines and certifies to the Congress in writing that unavoidable military necessity respecting the safety of United States Armed Forces requires the continued use of such armed forces in the course of bringing about a prompt removal of such forces. https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/50/1544
  7. Just wondering: When did America stop being great?

    I think you're missing Ranger's point. Like completely and entirely. So you're disagreeing with something he isn't saying.
  8. why arn't more women libertarians?

    I haven't taken libertarians seriously in quite some time. That won't change today. I think, underscore that this is my opinion, that libertarians believe in some unwavering yet ill defined principle. They then get attracted to, let's be blunt, con artists. The Libertarian Party candidate in 2008 was Bob Barr. He was an architect of the War on Drugs. They're big on Ron Paul. He's into States Rights (this always kills me). Their current candidate is Gary Johnson, a former Republican governor who agreeably sent people to prison for minor drug offenses. So as Donald Trump becomes increasingly unpalatable to conservatives they search for an alternative to the right of center Democrat. Then magically, presto chango, they're newly minted libertarians. I think libertarians are marks desperately searching for con artists. My personal advice is that you measure candidates, and by extension parties, by what they do rather than by what they say. That means track record becomes very important.
  9. Cheney part deux

    No Fuk Fuk, Cheney is supporting your boy Trump. http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/06/politics/dick-cheney-donald-trump/
  10. We all agree the current system is dysfunctional

    I'm not going to agree that our current political system is broken or severely dysfunctional. Moreover, it was designed specifically to avoid anyone being a king for a day. It is a republican form of government. It is supposed to be messy and inefficient. That is what the founders wanted. They wanted to avoid populism. This is as good as it gets. It gets no better than this. So if you are believing someone who is saying that he'll magically make things better then you are a fool.
  11. You should listen to the other part of you.
  12. Point spreads are odds. I did not know that.
  13. Kapernick's Wrong

    Serial rapist Darren Sharper nominated for the HOF. https://www.google.com/amp/m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_57dc0cb4e4b0071a6e06d612/amp https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darren_Sharper At least he didn't take knee.
  14. Trillion Dollar Lie

    I doubt you understand Double Irish or Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich. Apple files one tax return in the US with one set of facts, one set of reporting rules and one set of laws. They file another in Ireland with a completely different set of facts, a completely different set of reporting rules and and a completely different set of laws. Tim Cook can then stand in front of the Senate and say with a straight face that Apple obeys all of the applicable laws. This has nothing to do with rates. Your supply side malarkey didn't work in the 80s. It didn't work in the 2000s. Good luck with your boy Trump.

    This. Is. PA!