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Nickname scarlet
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Signed On May 8, 2008, 09:32
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2014, 01:30 scarlet
 
@8-yr-old erects lemonade stand to raise money for retired army veteran.

Has the gov't shut it down yet? Surely, the gov't can find some regulation this 8-year old is guilty of violating. This cannot go unnoticed. We must be protected from this scofflaw!

/sarcasm Smartass
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
28. Re: Op Ed May 22, 2014, 13:51 scarlet
 
Beamer,

Approximate f*cks given = 0.

https://i.imgur.com/WiSqe3h.jpg
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: Op Ed May 22, 2014, 13:36 scarlet
 
Hmm... Rolleyes Was this posted to support Ars wack-job PC, racialist ideas or was it posted to point at the absurdity of it and how Ars has increasingly lurched towards deepend? (They've been doing the same thing with their one-sided opinions on the global warming/climate change/[new meme] climate disruption front for a long time)  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 24, 2014, 12:26 scarlet
 
Have no respect or use for Mozilla when they allow such virulent bigotry in their ranks. To hell with them and Firefox.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: removed Dec 12, 2013, 16:03 scarlet
 
Clearly, Einstein, as if I were questioning that.

Merely making an observation and the callous nature of decision to remove my harmless comment. My sincerest apologies if that doesn't sit well with you. Who am I to question the mighty grand poo-bah, "The Half Elf", who speaks on behalf of the administrator of this site?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: removed Dec 12, 2013, 15:24 scarlet
 
scarlet wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 14:06:
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This comment was deleted on Dec 12, 2013, 15:08.

Clearly, someone can't handle a inoffensive opposing point of view here. Rather pathetic the administrator of the site saw fit to remove it rather allowing a very innocuous observation to stand. Says a lot.

Thank you, nin and harlock for quoting/reposting my comment.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. removed Dec 12, 2013, 14:06 scarlet
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
88. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 14, 2013, 23:04 scarlet
 
Nice... so the barbs come out. When logic is not on one's side, resort to the profane and ad hominem attacks. How dare anyone disagree with the mighty kabloie, master of the Blues News realm without even a single mention on the substance of the poster's argument.

Please, kabloie, do not trouble yourself with a rebuttal. You've said more than enough already.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
86. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 14, 2013, 22:49 scarlet
 
Do you we really want the gov't involved with our healthcare tracking every minute aspect health with no detail too personal? Do we really want the added waste and fraud? What about the costs? We are learning the economic costs are much high than previously put forward, shocking I know? Why have the gov't involved at all with all the waste, fraud, and bureaucracy that comes along with it?

How quaint to carry the media's water and demonize businesses without any regard for the negative ramifications rather than working with them for free-market solutions that do not involve the gov't.

Most who had private healthcare privately were happy with it. Now, they are being told they cannot keep their doctors and that costs will double or triple. What about those? No regards? How about those religious institutions who are being forced to pay for contraception coverage when it goes against their religious beliefs? Why should they be forced to take the brunt of punishment from a bloated bureaucracy's policies?

Again, who will oversee the gov't? Why is the government so righteous?

"Good ole early 1900s"? Is this the early 1900s? The media gets in a tizzy at the mere hint of any questionable manufacturing practices of companies like Apple or Nike overseas . The public outcry over poor working conditions or policies would not last a second with the hyper-sensitive media we have today.

Many flaws with this rationale and much oversimplification. To hell with this anemic economy right and to hell with those who disagree, right?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
81. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 14, 2013, 21:40 scarlet
 
The right thing? Who is the arbiter of "the right thing"?

Who is going to limit the gov't? The gov't puts policies in place the hurt the common man and the economy night and day. By allowing the gov't to rule over us like overloads deciding what's best for us? Who's going to check the govt's power? If you say the people who vote them into office, I'll tell you it's a massive failure.

Their main concern is increasing their own power. They have nothing but disdain for us little people. Why do you hold the gov't in such high regard? Who's going to make the gov't "play by the rules"? They will never limit their own power and both dems and republicans are equally guilty.

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You only have to watch MSBNC or listen to NPR for mere minutes to realize their left-wing bias. You know how I know, virtually no conservative voices. On Fox, you at least hear some conservative voices (mind you, most of the voices are moderate ones at that. Hannity and maybe a couple others are true conservatives, but the other networks have zero true conservatives, and Hannity and the others on Fox don't pretend to be unbiased like the commentators on the other networks.). Maybe a token conservative here or there on the other networks and the token is usually a weak RINO like Joe Scarborough.

It's as Mad Max states, they self-indentify as liberals, so don't take our words for it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
74. Re: Internet abandons the US Oct 14, 2013, 20:54 scarlet
 
swedishfriend wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 20:48:
Creston wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 10:30:
Good work, government. Really, just a job WELL FUCKING DONE. Vote yourselves another raise, you clearly deserve it.

Please everybody, vote all these fucking incumbents out of office at the next election(s).

To be fair: any website that cost a lot of money works like shit. The more money spent seems to be a direct indicator of how much it will suck...

Just like our education system. Thank you, Department of Education.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
73. Re: Internet abandons the US Oct 14, 2013, 20:53 scarlet
 
swedishfriend wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 20:38:
Mad Max RW wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 11:28:
Necrophob wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 11:08:
Creston wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 10:30:
Good work, government. Really, just a job WELL FUCKING DONE. Vote yourselves another raise, you clearly deserve it.

Please everybody, vote all these fucking incumbents out of office at the next election(s).

I wish it was so easy, but remember, the only idiot you have the power to vote out is YOUR idiot You have no control over all of the other idiots in the House, and their districts are usually so gerrymandered that they have no fear of losing. I saw a statistic on The Daily Show the other day that mentioned that there is a 91% incumbency rate in the House. An MSNBC article mentions that Congressional approval is down to 5%...

Meanwhile Obama's approval is down to a record low of 37%, even lower than Bush's rating at this point in his presidency. When Bush finally reached it after 6 years the liberal dominated media celebrated. Now it's not even being reported by those same hypocrites.

Most polls put Obama's approval around 50%. Maybe that is why the lower number isn't reported? What media is liberal? Even public TV and radio leans right for years now. Are you talking about media in other countries? About 25% of the American public are completely sold on the propaganda and keeps repeating it in the face of all evidence while the rest of the world scratches their heads.

The latest numbers have his approval rating pegged at 37%. I don't know about what that would mean in Sweden, but that's very unpopular for a president here. I do not know how he's able to keep it that high, truthfully.

The media in the States is heavily liberal by all accounts. They are virtual mouthpieces for the White House and the prez's administration.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
71. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 14, 2013, 20:48 scarlet
 
Regulations can mostly be handled on the state level. Where they cannot be, the Feds need to tread very lightly, because they jeopardize everyone's personal liberties. They have a massive bootprint.

Getting in the insurance business is another thing entirely. The more bureaucracy, the greater the waste and fraud. With the prez pushing our debt through the roof, this was last thing the country needed. Obfuscation on top obfuscation. They did not care. The dems seized their 15 minutes in the spotlight to ram thousands of pages of garbage down the hapless drudges' throats (us)... like a thief in the night.

Problem is government will always seek to aggrandize power whatever the toll it takes on our personal liberties. I say tear down the barriers to obtain a free-market solution that removes government from the equation completely. Tort reform? That will never happen because the dems kowtow to the bar association and the republicans are weak-kneed pansies.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
63. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 14, 2013, 19:04 scarlet
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 18:57:
Mad Max RW wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 17:16:

Most of the people on this site and similar video game websites where they discuss politics are really really really ignorant as to who is running what and where the money comes from and how much. It's also very telling that most of them are liberal college students, aka "low information voters".

The money comes from people with money. And it's a lot of it. Few people manage to earn significant amounts without already having significant amounts. The wealth is extremely concentrated, as are the incomes.

It isn't rocket science. But it's beyond many, many people. Seemingly you, typically.

Maybe if the people didn't have the fruits of their labor (i.e. personal property) confiscated for redistribution by bureaucratic masterminds we could better enable them improve their fiscal situation. It wouldn't solve all problems, but it's a start.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
60. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 14, 2013, 18:21 scarlet
 
Draugr wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 18:02:
scarlet wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 17:49:
France is fine? With a growth rate of 0.0%? What would be great be? What would bad be?

Let me be more specific, 'just fine' can obviously be very ambiguous, France is plodding along and while growth hasn't been explosive, it HAS been there (commendable when that isn't the case compared to the norm) and has been reducing their defecits quite a bit in the meantime, while avoiding explosive unemployment like others have suffered, which also means growth isn't as important as it is in these other situation (though it is still good.) They seem to be on the road to recovery and in this regard they are doing 'just fine'

Also I don't know where you got a zero number, unless it's outdated data. The growth isn't big but its there, which is better than many can say.

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/france/gdp-growth

It was based on 2012's numbers. France is on track for .2% this year.

https://tinyurl.com/l4zxzfo

France's unemployment rate has been hovering around 10% for the longest time, save for a brief two-year period 2007-2008. Maybe that's low by European standards, but it takes a massive toll the taxpayers—money that can not be spent on investments is instead spent on lavish entitlements.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
59. Re: Internet abandons the US Oct 14, 2013, 18:12 scarlet
 
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 18:01:
scarlet wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 17:37:
If you don't like a law like Obamacare, you cannot flee to another state. If you don't like the state income tax of a state like New York, you can migrate to Texas, example. If the Federal gov't decided the state income tax nationwide, which they'd love to do, there would be no escape.

True and that sounds right in a way, but then you can look at things differently and find good and bad. For example if the Federal defined a state income tax nationwide, then you wouldn't have companies uprooting 1000's moving state to state for the next sweetheart deal. That would actually be good to stabilize families. Not saying that is right or not, but a way to see a benefit if there was one state tax. It's actually complex and costly doing business in the US. In business in many ways it's like 50 different companies. While most other countries its just the country. Canada with much less providences than the US has states, it's still pretty complex dealing with them as they have some serious variances between the providences.

We don't have a federally mandated state tax now and the relocation of companies is not huge deal. Companies, states, and people SHOULD have the autonomy to set taxes and decide where they wish to locate. It's called freedom. To impose such a tax is dictocratic and robs us of our liberties.

You're almost making my case for me. If government is complex, that's government's fault and our fault partially for electing corrupt politicians. My argument is for moving away from that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
50. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 14, 2013, 17:49 scarlet
 
Draugr wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 17:40:
Quboid wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 17:32:
You guys realise that the EU hasn't actually disappeared into a black hole? Some of the countries have very serious debt problems, sure, but we're still here. I'm still here.

Most of the EU has economic growth and only the basket cases (Greece and Cyprus) are showing big problems. Spain and Italy are still struggling, not as much but as they're much larger countries any problems are magnified.

And they need to deal with the Euro, which makes their situation totally different than ours, as we have control over our currency, and for many of those EU nations that cannot be said. The Comparisons just don't hold up, there are too many differences when you're not in charge of your own currency.

Also there are many EU nations that are recovering just fine. France, for example.

France is fine? With a growth rate of 0.0%? What would be great be? What would bad be?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
48. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 14, 2013, 17:46 scarlet
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 17:32:
You guys realise that the EU hasn't actually disappeared into a black hole? Some of the countries have very serious debt problems, sure, but we're still here. I'm still here.

Most of the EU has economic growth and only the basket cases (Greece and Cyprus) are showing big problems. Spain and Italy are still struggling, not as much but as they're much larger countries any problems are magnified.

Europe has big problems. Suffice it to say, growth rates in Europe are pretty anemic like the US right now. The highest performing economy is Lithuania at 3.6%, but they are very different from the rest of Europe as they've gone through some serious waste-cutting to get where they are. Norway is at 3% but most are much lower (Greece is at -6%). The stalwart powerhouse, Germany, is only at .7%. I wouldn't be rejoicing over that. If that's the high bar, I'd hate to see things get worse.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
44. Re: Internet abandons the US Oct 14, 2013, 17:37 scarlet
 
I assume nothing. Look at congresses approval rating.

On both sides, people and issues are exploited to score political points. This is not about an ideology. It's about returning power to the people. As you move further away from the local circle, the individual's power is diminished.

At the federal level, the individual has very little power. Which is why the framers of the Constitution kept the Federal gov't limited in it scope of authority.

If you don't like a law like Obamacare, you cannot flee to another state. If you don't like the state income tax of a state like New York, you can migrate to Texas, example. If the Federal gov't decided the state income tax nationwide, which they'd love to do, there would be no escape. Now everybody has Obamacare (passed in the cover of darkness under a briefly controlled democrat House and Senate) dropped on them like a hammer with nowhere to run. The young and healthy like myself will pay through the nose.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
41. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 14, 2013, 17:25 scarlet
 
Liberals such as Nancy Pelosi and all of MSNBC were quick to claim Occupy Wall Street was a grass roots movement when they were funded by the likes of SEIU. There's your comparison. And judging by how much of a disaster that was I'd rather side with the Tea Party.

Most of the people on this site and similar video game websites where they discuss politics are really really really ignorant as to who is running what and where the money comes from and how much. It's also very telling that most of them are liberal college students, aka "low information voters".

I couldn't agree more, Mad Max. On campus I'm surrounded by them. It's like they've lost the ability to reason for themselves. I'd say they are no-information or misinformation voters.
 
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