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  1. wmw999

    ......
    But as long as you guys think that you make an actual point by attacking the person rather than the idea then you'll neither learn not teach. Except maybe that old American adage of "might makes right." :|

    Wendy P.



    "He's a supercilious douchebag. That would be as opposed to an over privileged douchebag"

    "I'd have to say that cocksucker probably would whine like a little puppy if someone were to actually attack him physically, ..."

    ..sorry, couldn't help it :D

  2. Couple of questions come to mind.

    At what age would a UBI kick in?

    How much lower than a minimum wage would the UBI have to be set? I'd think that if UBI was anywhere near min. wages, some recipients might simply elect to stay on the UBI program rather than go to work for a minimum wage job, maybe even if that entry-level job could lead to a better position (and even if a job is available to them).

    Which brings up -- at what point (and under what conditions) would a UBI recipient be required to seek work? If he fails to get a job, or even to look for work, what happens to his UBI?

    What other forms of government aid could a UBI recipient receive and still be eligible for government-provided UBI?

    How would children or other "dependents" affect a person's UBI.

  3. It seems that "The" Ohio State University has provided a "safe space" and counselors for their students and faculty to help them cope and get through the day today. I hope they kept intact the same safe room and counselors that they set up after BHO was elected. If not, maybe the ones that the Buckeyes used after the thorough thrashing they received during the playoffs. Might save a few bucks if they just go ahead and make it a permanent feature at the school.

    http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/30828/

    Probably one of many ......

    edit to fix clicky

  4. quade

    ******On the other hand, they don't always get arrested.



    Then, they must not be providing value to their employers. (On the other hand, if they form a union, they won't be required to). I assumed that it was their job to commit offenses and get arrested to protect Mr. Blow. So, if they don't have to get arrested to get paid, where do I sign up? I'd work just about every day.

    What you're suggesting would be akin to never paying a body guard unless an actual attack takes place. I think it should be obvious how foolish that line of thinking would be.

    If you'd like to go to work in Washington DC as one, it's pretty trivial. Hang out in Lafayette Square just north of the White House and look around.

    Well, distant kin. A bodyguard is paid to be available to respond to, or prevent, an attack. A demonstrator can either do something unlawful that can get him arrested or not. His choice. Probably should be different pay scales for paid demonstrators which are determined by "how far" they go. I'm starting to like the idea of union pay grades for these jobs based on skills, tenure, etc. Why should a rock-thrower be paid the same as a police-car-burner?

  5. SkyDekker

    I understand you are more on the right wing of things, so are probably used to being told what to think and what your opinion should be.

    But the article is right at the link and snopes is but a google search away. Probably a good time to start forming your own opinions.



    Unfortunately, our handlers did not provide guidance WRT this issue. Or maybe I just didn't get the memo. So, it looks like the advertisements existed, but they were a prank. Quade says paid demonstrators do exist. But you (and Snopes) are suggesting that mercs are not being hired for the Trump inauguration event ...at least not by anyone offering $2500. That makes applying for one of those jobs even less attractive.

  6. SkyDekker


    I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and think the content of that article changed.

    But it is now identified as a hoax in that article. Snopes lists it as unproven.

    You are so gullible when it comes to "news" you agree with.

    Well, quade says that professional, non-aligned protesters-for-hire are fairly common in DC. So is the hoax only that ads were placed for this particular event? ....or that the $2500 is inaccurate? I'm out if the fee is too much less than that.

  7. quade

    On the other hand, they don't always get arrested.



    Then, they must not be providing value to their employers. (On the other hand, if they form a union, they won't be required to). I assumed that it was their job to commit offenses and get arrested to protect Mr. Blow. So, if they don't have to get arrested to get paid, where do I sign up? I'd work just about every day.

  8. DJL

    ***You'd think that by the time one of these "mercenaries" travels to the protest site, commits an arrestable act, gets arrested, bails out, pays legal fees, maybe does time, pays fines and restitution, etc. (not to mention any income tax liabilities if he does it enough), that there wouldn't be much left of the 2500 bucks to make it worthwhile. A regular "protester-for-hire" could spend a lot of time being processed and answering to judges.



    Sounds like they need to form a union.

    OK, add union dues to their expenses.

  9. You'd think that by the time one of these "mercenaries" travels to the protest site, commits an arrestable act, gets arrested, bails out, pays legal fees, maybe does time, pays fines and restitution, etc. (not to mention any income tax liabilities if he does it enough), that there wouldn't be much left of the 2500 bucks to make it worthwhile. A regular "protester-for-hire" could spend a lot of time being processed and answering to judges.

  10. kallend

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    The list was created by decoding the scribblings on the award itself. Some of the older ones are only marginally legible. Some I had to guess. I do my best, there is no actual archive.

    Recent teams have put engraved plaques on the board, which are easy to read.



    Not being critical ...just providing possible corrections to the archive which you are creating.

  11. kallend

    ***That would be Tenney McTenface. They were a pick-up team! They serenaded the judges at the top of their lungs on their way to the loading area; and they serenaded the Golden Knights on the plane on the ride to altitude for every jump. Talk about spirit. AWESOME.



    Thanks (belatedly).

    Site has been updated.

    www.godfrog.org

    Pretty sure that 1992 winner should be "Son of Van Break" rather than "Son of Dan Break". Also, I believe that the 1993 winner (listed as "The Muff Brothers") had "Van Break" as part of the team name. The Muff Bros. team of 1994, of which I was a proud member, was named "Duh! Van Break". During the competition that year, we exited just after "XTZ" a couple of times. Awesome watching them launch a linked, no-show 10-way, and then looking out the door at a perfect star going away. :)

  12. rehmwa

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    Just join Speakers Corner - you can bypass that annoying "a" and lead off and continue with "b"

    It's much more efficient



    Not really my style. But, I'm not completely opposed to a little retaliatory "b". By that time, the debate has pretty much degenerated and is beginning to swirl.

    Like this:

    Debater 1: "a"
    Debater 2: opposing view "a"
    Debater 1: rebuttal "a" (maybe a subtle "b" implied)
    Debater 2: full-on "b" (point of the debate is mostly forgotten)
    Debater 1: Really, "b" ?!? ...well, I got your "b" right here buddy!
    Greenie: Yer all banned!

    I can imagine things getting messy when there is a mass debate with more than 2 participants.

  13. gowlerk

    ******.....

    I didn't vote for Trump and I'm not going to the Inauguration. However I think it is unfair to the small businesses in DC to have to worry about having a brick thrown through their window by some punk in a Guy Fawkes mask.



    What have you got against the 1st Amendment?

    [/sarc]


    That's a good point. Not all demonstrators are destructive, just a small minority. The same as not all firearm owners are irresponsible or violent. Both are protected by the constitution. Is the second amendment more important than the first? I'd say not.

    Well, my backhanded point was that "destructive demonstrations" are not (should not be? :S) protected speech. Would the small business owner have had his Constitutionally-protected rights violated by the brick thrower ...or by a Government that does not mete out justice for the owner by not prosecuting the demonstrator and holding him accountable to the law and to the shop owner?