User Profile: HaploVoss

HaploVoss

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  • August 26, 2016 at 4:53pm

    I’ve heard of Cameltoe, but man… isn’t there something in that Sharia Law against Camelface?

  • [3] August 26, 2016 at 1:11am

    Bandit – you missed the point. Everyone here just agreed it doesn’t matter, we were laughing about the fact it basically triggered a ‘wow’ response. Relax. We’re all proud of the kid and the parents behind him.

  • [8] August 25, 2016 at 2:02pm

    That’s what I thought at first too! lol – but then when I thought about it… if he did a lot of extra chores for people (it wasn’t allowance after all) and made say just $20 per week average – That’s over $550 after 7 *months* of work. That’s a lot of sandwiches, toys, dog food, and plenty for a $25 gift.
    You gotta figure the Subway gave the kid a discount for it being a bulk order for the police. I hope they did anyway.
    Not bad Kid… not bad at all. :)

  • [9] August 25, 2016 at 1:21pm

    … and another, and another… it is friggn’ maddening and pathetic is what it is. There is no excuse. Just a bunch of arrogant jerks inside and out of the system.

  • [5] August 25, 2016 at 1:11pm

    That is honestly the easiest and most self-correcting system to implement. It is already in place and available, just needs to be implemented nation-wide and enforced with extreme prejudice, and it might take a little time to see the effects, but just by attrition, people will end up heading back home if they can’t find a new one here for free as it were.
    I don’t even like the whole ‘work visa’ program. If you’re not a citizen, then you don’t work here.
    Even if they’ve transferred you here temporarily to shape up a department that you did an awesome job doing for them in their Switzerland branch or something – even then, that person is still getting paid via their country of origin’s rules and regulations – they are basically just ‘here’ for a while. Working for the same company as always, just on a different shore. The only thing they are doing is making Swiss money, and while they are here, converting / spending that money on local goods and services (not to mention their company is as well on their expenses I’m sure) – so in that case it is a win-win.
    People that try to use the above argument always fail to see the difference. Drain vs. gain people. It’s easy.

  • [3] August 25, 2016 at 3:38am

    I hope everyone is ok, but if this seems ‘unbelievable’… just go back and look at some Joplin, MO footage. How quickly we forget.
    Not that any life is more valuable than the next, it just hits home when you are the one digging bodies out of the rubble and performing emergency services as a civilian. As a HAM radio operator, we provide emergency comms and coordination during emergencies, and inevitably, a lot of us end up doing search and rescue, clean up, etc.
    Joplin will haunt me for a long time to come. Every time I drive by it still has this gigantic swath of ‘emptiness’ feeling.
    It is much better now, but man. The absolute scouring of the place as if it had just been wiped off the Earth. Large areas of debris, then large areas of just nothing but concrete pads. I mean whole neighborhoods of nothing. Maybe a safe or two that was bolted down and the main water line or sewer connection, things like that. Ugh. Just made your heart hit your feet as you realized all those big concrete slab driveways and concrete borders… are supposed to have houses on them. Now it’s all just dirt-level. Even the sod was gone in a lot of places.
    I’ve had to deal with death before then, but not that many people of all ages before. It was rough. I don’t ever want to do it again either.

  • August 24, 2016 at 6:20pm

    It was great for sure. The part that seemed ‘insane’ was that he was a very laid back man. Never so much as raised his voice. Relatively soft spoken. Yet, whatever it was about the way he presented the material and had us ‘doing something’… there just wasn’t any horsing around and people being jerks like normal. 99% of the time anyway.
    I think the main thing was that he did the new material for the day large and visible on the board, piece at a time, had us solve it along with him. Then just let us loose on the worksheets and walked around and helped anyone who needed it for a while. Then he just went to his desk, kicked his boots up, leaned back with his hands behind his head, and quietly watched for anyone to raise their hand.
    It was just so alien from any other class – to this day I wish they could just pin a medal on the man and cram his teaching method into a required course for teachers! lol
    I know it wouldn’t work the same for all subject matter, but man. I find myself missing that class 20-some years later! :)

  • [4] August 24, 2016 at 5:46pm

    You’ve seen this before? When? As your Dad left you and your Mom behind at the trailer park when you were a kid?
    My God man… what the hell is wrong with you? You’ve either got some serious Daddy issues, or you’re just a nasty person. Either way, just let it go.

  • [12] August 24, 2016 at 8:05am

    This works. I will never forget my Senior year Geometry class. I suck at math – always had. Everyone in that class got at least a B, with a majority getting an A (including me!). He was an older farmer that taught us using a ’4-square’ method.
    One sheet of paper every day. 3 spots were filled and one blank. The 3 filled in ones, were all new problems we had never seen that were refresher exercises from previous days equations, etc.
    The blank space was for working on whatever new material he had on the board that day – and of course would become the refresher material for square 1 the next day, etc. etc.
    At the end of the week, we had a quiz over everything we had learned. 10 questions, 5 reinforced that week, the other 5 randomly reinforced everything else you had learned up to that point.
    It was insane. Even the class clowns and ‘dead-beats’ were all-in. It just happened.
    No homework, it was all done in class on that worksheet, and whatever pieces of paper you needed to complete the squares. Bring ‘em up, staple them together, sit down and let everyone else finish up.
    Finals? Nobody had a care in the world in Mr. Nelson’s class. We were all completely confident by that time in all the quizzes and tests. Everyone aced the final.
    By far, without question – my favorite experience in High School. And it was a math class!

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  • August 20, 2016 at 12:38pm

    More education I will agree with. However, even on a purely intellectual / statistical level – the religous aregument falls flat.
    The less Christianity has been a part of the national ‘moral compass’ for lack of a better secular reference, the more violent the nation has become.
    You can try to make all sorts of references to blame religion for past issues, but it is the Christian faith of the majority in this nation that eventually won out on the debate floors to progress towards positive change for humanity.
    The main problem is that with true freedom comes personal responsibility to your fellow man. With the constant effort to make that happen, we are now experiencing the growing pains, or possibly even the self-destruction, of that decision to create an equal opportunity society.
    It is now up to the population to engender that equal opportunity, and temper it with original equal responsibility… not self entitlement and taking from their brother’s freedom, thereby reducing both. In a sense we are going backwards in the name of secularism.
    I’m not against it – just pointing out that the argument is not a good one. Everyone has a right to their beliefs / disbeliefs. The truth of that is plain to see. Plenty of other arguments to be had.

  • [1] August 20, 2016 at 12:24pm

    That is what petit-mal seizures and auras are… ‘zoned out’, ‘jitters’ or small jerks / quirks, facial spasms or fades, sudden loss of cognitive interaction (usually from sudden stressor like flashing lights, or any kind of over-stimulus).
    Those of us that have epilepsy or similar, and have had it for many years or decades – we all know the tricks that naturally come along with it. Coughing or laughing to cover up or seem like ‘we meant to do that’ because of a jitter we had. Acting like we had a cramp, or felt light headed over a sudden aura.
    It’s not even to be a jerk, it’s instinct because of embarrassment and even necessity. I’m lucky and have been 100% controlled for a long time now, but I vividly remember those times. I see my past self exactly when I see her do those same things.
    No way should this woman be president, or hold any position that requires high stress and decision making that involves peoples *lives*.
    The military certainly wouldn’t accept me… then the Commander In Chief certainly shouldn’t be accepted for the same reasons. It is a no brainer.

  • [20] August 20, 2016 at 12:11pm

    Competition. It has always been the answer. None of this crony crap – just remove the limitations that were bonered in there in the first place.
    No state line limitations (how about a real use for free commerce, not some farce to force products on people?), any company can offer similar services in any state without restrictions or fees.
    Costs go down with insurance companies *and* the medical facilities because of new standards.
    Just repeal it, and be done with it. Buttheads.

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  • [25] August 20, 2016 at 3:51am

    ‘And I would’ve gotten away with it too….!’

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  • [22] August 18, 2016 at 3:29pm

    What kills me is this: “There is currently no known evidence to suggest Clinton is physically or mentally unable to serve as president,…”
    She’s had seizures (petit mal ones) and auras, on stage, right in front of everyone. It’s glaringly obvious to anyone who has seizure disorders (which I do), and I am sure neurologists.
    Just sad.

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  • [8] August 17, 2016 at 10:06pm

    Ok Gin, let’s say you are 100% right. U.S. Sanctions has taken the lives of countless individuals, including the children.
    Now what? It is not sanctions that are taking lives right now. Children’s or otherwise. There is no denying that the world has completely gone to crap since Obama took office. Not that it wasn’t headed that direction, but his asinine ideas of aiding the wrong people at just the right times, consistently backing away from his own lines drawn in the sand… I don’t care if it is Obama, or who you want to blame at this point.
    My question is – since you are complaining about all sorts of things from the past, what do you want to do about it *now*?
    What is your solution that will resolve the death and destruction? Thanks.

  • [1] August 17, 2016 at 1:37am

    Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra
    Curbcooler – his eyes wide, mouth sideways.
    Shaka, and the Walls Fell

  • [10] August 16, 2016 at 2:21am

    All I can say to that – is that we of the Pegboard Nerds Gang, totally spanked the Sgermans and that’s why they were so ticked off. I mean… our tarts our totally better than theirs, so they had to go have a hate party with the BLM. Our fates are tied to the total BBQ flavocity of the inky cats of the cruel rangers, and the fate of all Haitians rest on all of us shutting the windows up!

  • August 16, 2016 at 12:55am

    I have been on here a looooong time now. I don’t post as heavily as some of you, I’m also not as incendiary as some, but I’ve done my share of being a little too over the top – and I think I’ve had one *maybe* two posts removed ever.
    I’m a complete and total nobody. So, I have a hard time believing people get censored randomly for just no good reason at all.
    I do hear you guys talking about this every so often though – so it makes me wonder what is going on and what it could possibly be about if it is just nothing more than commenting on a news story?

  • August 16, 2016 at 12:40am

    woody – FDR’s Polio never had anything to do with his mental faculties. This is what I’m talking about. I can’t believe how willing people are to just shrug something this major off as if it is just no big deal.
    Neurological disorders of the brain like epilepsy are not something you can wear a prosthesis for, or get a wheelchair or crutches for, etc.
    Decision making. Not just little ones. Big friggin’ decisions that by nature are high stress, in times of war can be time-dependent and even higher-stress, and epilepsy / similar disorders that are not controlled any better than hers are especially – are not compatible with that kind of work. Period.
    Again – it isn’t about being cruel, or ‘making it an issue’, making a big pouty face, or whatever you want to turn it into. There are some things that are inherently outside a person’s wheelhouse according to their mind and/or body’s restrictions.
    Get over it.

  • August 16, 2016 at 12:26am

    @ zap – You can’t see past your own ideas. Not even far enough to see that you are spinning people’s words against *yourself* to the point that it makes you appear a hypocrite.

    My words did not even come close to the meaning that you gave them in a couple of instances. You do that so often, to so many people – that is where my sentiment comes from – no, you do not try to have a civil conversation.
    You are nearly incapable of a civil conversation because you won’t allow the other side of the conversation to get through. Not before passing through your filter. You filter which insists upon ‘they *must* mean something insulting, desparaging, or otherwise negative towrads me and other people on this particular subject… (paraphrasing thoughts of course. You get the idea)’.

    For the record – if you actually take the time to slow yourself down and *read* my post… I have never, ever claimed I have a problem with anyone believing whatever they like, or behaving however they choose – so long as it does no harm to myself or loved ones. End of list. Disagreement, debate, and conversation does not equal some sort of nutty intent to disallow, ban, or prevent. I’m not sure why you have that tendency to project that idea onto what others say. That is something you do often… not just sometimes.

    I wish you the best. Have a good week, and I will just let you be. I hope that maybe I at least gave you something to go back and inspect.

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