User Profile: JediKnight

JediKnight

Member Since: February 15, 2011

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  • July 29, 2014 at 12:49pm

    Um, no. This is about an unnecessary use of force over grilling on a sidewalk. Write her a ticket and walk away. If she doesn’t stop, write her another one. I’m sure they have a first offense, second offense, etc escalation. If she keeps doing it, issue a warrant for her arrest. Of course, I still think being arrested for grilling on the sidewalk is retarded.

    “No matter how petty they may seem to you they are there for a reason” Yeah, typically some overbearing politician that wants to show he/she is “getting things done” and is nothing more than a control freak. See the nanny states of CA and NY (where this took place) for perfect examples.

    Just because it’s a law doesn’t make it good. Slavery was once legal. Separate but equal was once legal. Lot’s of very immoral things were once legal. None of them were right and disobedience was the best way to get rid of them. If you stand by the “it’s the law!” argument, then I pray that you never end up on the wrong side of it.

  • [7] July 29, 2014 at 12:39pm

    An ignorant society is far easy to manipulate. You may not like pot (I don’t either), but I don’t care if someone else wants to get high. Anyone that’s in favor of more liberty and less government should be in favor of legalization.

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  • [8] July 29, 2014 at 12:38pm

    If you’re asking these questions then you have no business making laws because:

    1. It’s none of your business
    2. It doesn’t matter. See 1.

    As long as they aren’t robbing people in order to enjoy their high, I don’t care why people want it.

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  • [5] July 29, 2014 at 12:36pm

    LOL. That’s hilarious. You’re ok with medicinal uses, but not ok with recreational uses. Because of course you can keep people who use it for medicinal uses from using it for recreational uses.

    Pick a position and stick with it. You either want it legal or you don’t. By your logic, we could make it a controlled substance that’s only available from a pharmacy (not a dispensary). But you wouldn’t like that because it’s “big pharma” even though it fits right into your logic.

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  • [6] July 28, 2014 at 12:16pm

    “Simpson and her husband, who have lived in the home seven years, want to leave, but she said that they would need to recoup the money they invested into the house in order to do so.”

    This. This is probably the dumbest reason I’ve ever heard for staying in a house that’s haunted. They’re worried more about whatever amount of money they might lose if they simply abandon the building instead of the possibility that they’re living with demons? They obviously still have their priorities completely out of order OR it’s just a publicity stunt.

    This is what the above sounds like “Oh, we’ve sunk too much money into this house for us to leave over a demon. We can’t leave until we make our money back.” I wouldn’t even give them the time of day.

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  • [25] July 28, 2014 at 3:46am

    First, there’s usually a very heavy police presence directing traffic at Comic-Con, but they can’t be everywhere.

    Second, and this is with a very limited understanding of the “zombie walk” (because I haven’t been to Comic-Con in about 10 years), this is only a somewhat organized event. It’s organized in that a large group of people has been dressing up as zombies since 2007 and then they walk through the street in the area.

    Most of the time it probably goes off without a hitch. I think this time it became a problem because this family is deaf. The father was probably having trouble trying to sign to his kids that it was fake while they were freaking out. Rather than have them continue to panic, he starts to move forward, then honks his horn (which should’ve made everyone move out of the way), but instead of doing the logical thing, they all stop and start shouting at him. Why? Because they couldn’t have “fun” with their little “zombie walk” because his kids were freaking out.

    Why don’t we take this a step further? What if the father had a real emergency? I bet they’d all be a little more sympathetic. It’s a good thing he didn’t have a real emergency and was just trying to get out of there. I think the fact that the entire family is deaf is going a long way toward why the police aren’t going to charge him with anything.

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  • [29] July 28, 2014 at 3:39am

    This is exactly why I don’t go anymore. It’s not a bunch of nerds and dorks anymore at all. It’s all the “cool kids” that are only interested in whatever is the latest trend or what’s coming in the next year. It stopped being about nerds and dorks about 10 years ago.

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  • [8] July 28, 2014 at 3:29am

    I use to go to comic con too. It’s never “clear enough to go”. Most people have a bit more brains and will move around a vehicle that is trying to move forward. Or at least they use to have more brains.

    I don’t know about you, but my kids take precedence over whatever kind of entertainment these people think they’re doing with this “zombie walk”.

    Stories like this make me glad that I don’t go to comic con anymore.

  • [3] July 26, 2014 at 4:16pm

    What you left out is that he was able to buy a home and remain debt free due to the GI Bill. The GI Bill gave a lot of veterans very good benefits, like a low interest zero down mortgage. So while he had a mortgage payment, the interest was low. Since he probably received regular wage increases, that allowed his income to exceed the mortgage payment quite rapidly. However, since he likely had a mortgage, he still had debt so he wasn’t “debt free”.

    Most Americans don’t include their mortgage in their debt calculation. If they did, the average debt calculation would be much higher. When people say “I’m debt free” they’re usually referring to credit cards and/or a car payment, not rent or a mortgage.

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  • [18] July 26, 2014 at 4:05pm

    You were able to do that because the classes were being subsidized by the State. I was going to community college back then too. Classes were $11 per unit. Of course, I believe I had a full time job, so even though it was minimum wage, I was working 40 hours a week.

    You probably weren’t paying rent and utilities though. The point being that minimum wage is meant as a starting wage, not a living wage. If you want a living wage, you go to school, get educated, and gain skills. Once you’re worth something, people will pay you more. If all you can do is dig holes and clean toilets, you should be paid very little.

  • July 26, 2014 at 2:32pm

    The Young Turks is pathetic. The fact that they have so many subscribers is simply a testament to how many low info voters there are.

  • [10] July 25, 2014 at 8:08pm

    The biggest difference is that you’re already allowing housekeeping access to the room when you rent a room from a hotel. So if you leave cocaine lying around your room, do you really expect housekeeping to not report it? The article took forever to get to it, but the reality is that they broke the motels policy on animals by leaving them alone in the room.

    I’d really like to know why the gun was confiscated. By the tone of the article, the officer felt threatened by its mere existence (he rushed into the room? as if it was going to get up and start shooting on its own?) and the police didn’t return it. Why not? It’s not illegal to own a firearm in those places, so why was it confiscated? It really has nothing to do with the animals that were left alone either.

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  • [2] July 25, 2014 at 2:02pm

    @Web: I don’t know where you’re buying your LEDs, but the last one I bought, a year ago, was $10.99. I can find them for less than $10 now on Amazon. Even Home Depot has them for less than $10 each.

  • July 24, 2014 at 9:04pm

    Refrigeration also didn’t exist prior to about that time, so “grocery stores” as they are now couldn’t exist. There was no way to keep the food refrigerated.

    People use to buy from a local farmer. Anything that needed to be stored was stored in a containers with big blocks of ice. Meat was always salted to help with preservation.

    The point is that refrigeration changed a lot of things and enabled people to keep more food on hand for longer periods of time and enabled the creation of grocery stores.

    The conversion from using cane sugar to high fructose corn syrup happened much later, during the late 80s and early 90s if I’m not mistaken. That was due to govt subsidizing corn, which drove the price of corn down. Sugar is now far more expensive to use than corn (high fructose corn syrup). HFCS isn’t inherently bad though. The other fake sugars aren’t necessarily bad either. Everything in moderation :-)

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  • [2] July 24, 2014 at 8:44pm

    Drunk in public outside of a stadium and I’d agree with you only because in some states it’s illegal to be drunk in public. Inside that stadium? Then I say **** that because it’s like being drunk in a bar. The officer has no legal authority to charge me or anyone else with “drunk in public” inside a stadium.

    By the way, if you’re approached by an officer and you are “drunk in public” it’s even better to simply exercise your 5th amendment rights, shut up, and walk away. Make the officer charge you with “drunk in public” and then give you a breathalyzer. Otherwise, no answer is the best answer.

  • [32] July 24, 2014 at 8:40pm

    @brigott: Maybe you should watch the video. The officer even agrees to hear what he has to say (though I suspect he didn’t really want to hear it). Then, after telling him to sit down twice (he’s under no obligation to obey that order) he pushes him hard. Then he does it again.

    The “captain” isn’t the only one at fault here. The other officer didn’t stand up and say “Hey, what the hell are you doing?!” When one cop doesn’t something wrong, you have a bad cop. When the others that are around watch it happen, you have a lot of bad cops. That’s the problem we’re facing in society. We don’t have a few bad cops here and there. We have bad cops.

    Everyone says “He should’ve just sat down like the cop said”. My question is “Why?” This cop proved when he hit this guy that he’s a bad cop and should not be wearing a badge. The other cop proved that he’s willing to follow along with the bad cop and do nothing to stop it and therefore he should also not be wearing a badge.

    I don’t care if this guy was intoxicated (I’m sure he was). He wasn’t breaking any laws!!! He should sue the stadium, the city, and the police department.

  • July 23, 2014 at 7:32pm

    And here’s the GIS search:

    https://www.google.com/search?site=&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1344&bih=614&q=debbie+wasserman+schultz+vogue&oq=debbie+wass&gs_l=img.3.2.0l10.866.2817.0.4418.11.10.0.1.1.0.255.1366.0j5j2.7.0….0…1ac.1.49.img..3.8.1362.fj8JXvlidmQ&gws_rd=ssl#imgdii=_

  • [1] July 23, 2014 at 7:31pm

    That was an article at TheBlaze, but here’s a link to one of the photos:

    http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Screen-Shot-2012-10-08-at-10.10.11-AM-620×458.png

  • July 18, 2014 at 6:39pm

    @sapper: What more do you need though? If he’s in favor of limited government, that’s about 90% of the way. Government wants to pass a law saying you must take wedding photos at a gay wedding, even if you disagree with the gay lifestyle. He’ll stand right there with you saying “No way!”. You might be against it because you’re a Christian. He’s against it because the govt has no business telling you who you must serve.

    I don’t care what anyone else thinks about anything. It’s when they get into a position to affect policy that I start to care. Penn Jillette isn’t going to be in favor of any policies that limit individual liberty.

    “All of our problems should be answered with more liberty, not less”. That’s almost an exact quote from him while on TheBlaze TV. He nails it perfectly. Whatever it is, the government should be less involved, not more.

  • [4] July 18, 2014 at 2:52pm

    Since even infants have to learn how to walk upright and how to balance themselves, has anyone bothered to try to get these people to stand and learn how to balance? Maybe they kept falling and getting hurt on the dirt and bricks and decided it was easier to just walk on all fours.

    Either way, this isn’t “fascinating” or anything else. It’s a bunch of people that don’t walk on their legs and feet. Plus, I skipped the beginning of the video because they were clearly trying to present this as a battle between evolution and creation when, in my opinion, it’s neither.

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