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  1. Sopheria
    March 4th, 2014 09:39 AM
    Sopheria
    Hey, sorry it took me so long to answer! I wanted to think on it for a bit. As a whole, I don't object to taxes. Taxes are just another power that the government has, and like any other power, it has the potential to be abused. It's abuse of the power of taxation that I object to. The best way to look at abuse of the power of taxation is to look at it through the prism of no taxation without representation (that tired old phrase we all learned in elementary school haha). If the people running the government aren't properly representing the interests and desires of their constituents, then their collection of taxes is unjust. Because in that case, taxes aren't being collected and used on behalf of the people, but rather in spite of them. That's why I think taxes should be minimized. People know best how to spend their own money, and minimizing taxes minimizes the potential for abuse.

    Another thing to consider is this: you mentioned that taxes are necessary to keep the government running. But less than half of our taxes go towards running the government. Here's a video from Bill Whittle (one of my favorite political guys) where he breaks down the 2011 federal budget. Only about 33.7% of taxes actually paid for running the government in 2011. 5.4% was the interest on the federal debt, and the rest (about 60.9%) was spent on entitlements. Not trying to make a point against entitlements, but seeing the numbers puts it into perspective that the very little of what we pay in taxes actually pays for maintaining the government.
  2. Sopheria
    March 3rd, 2014 12:59 PM
    Sopheria
    So I just have to say, kudos to you on agreeing with me on practically every discussion and debate thread Not every day I meet someone with like minded views to my own.
  3. Livewire
    March 2nd, 2014 09:41 PM
    Livewire
    I had heard they were adding the animated Clone Wars on the 7th?
  4. Livewire
    March 2nd, 2014 05:07 PM
    Livewire
    That's the most badass thing I've seen in awhile, haha.
  5. Livewire
    March 2nd, 2014 04:40 PM
    Livewire
    I guess so! Gotta find a good avatar or icon of Vader somewhere. Tumblr has failed me so far.
  6. The Dark Avenger
    March 1st, 2014 09:19 PM
    The Dark Avenger
    Well, I'd say that there really isn't a clear definition. Liberals label conservatives discriminatory/elitist fascist, whereas conservatives label liberals as controlling socialist/elitist fascists.

    Two tenets that seem to follow most definitions are nationalism and totalitarianism.

    Nationalism, which could be considered in simplest terms a population that is patriotic, loyal, reverent, to their nation.

    Totalitarianism, which could be considered in simplest terms a state that seeks to control the private and public components of their citizen's lives.

    For instance, conservatives seek to control lives by instituting policy that conserves mores and conventions of the nation. Whereas, liberal seek to control lives by instituting controls over health, environment, and other regulations. Both seek to control the lives of citizens though social mandates, or laws, that define which behaviors are and are not acceptable. Though, it's a matter of degree. Especially since there is so much polarization, both sides are competing for control, thus, we are considered either a democracy or polity. Though a totalitarian state would be controlled by one unified group of elitists.

    In this respect, a single group of elites are not controlling the lives of citizens. There is, perhaps, too much partisanship among elites, and thus, constituents. Which is more chaos, and the opposite of totalitarianism in certain respects. Some would argue a balance of control and freedom is necessary for a stable, yet happy state.

    I ramble, but this is a difficult subject to tackle, it's difficult to separate terms that are loaded with generalizations and connotations. Both sides tend to condemn the other for taking to much control over the lives of people, and disrupting freedom. Thus, each side calls the other fascist, but ultimately, this dynamic, could be considered hyper-polarized, conflicting, and thus less uniform, totalitarian, and nationalistic.
  7. Kanzler
    March 1st, 2014 03:37 PM
    Kanzler
    You listen mostly to metal eh (iirc)? Do you ever feel out of touch with a music scene? Like stop listening/downloading for a while and then feel like a hermit when there's this song that everybody knows but you haven't heard.
  8. Kanzler
    March 1st, 2014 03:28 PM
    Kanzler
    LOL you pay for your media? XD You are an honest citizen, then.
  9. Kanzler
    March 1st, 2014 03:20 PM
    Kanzler
    omg that california sun must be incredible ;; I was in Mexico, now I'm back home freezing my ass off.

    Vic II is strategy, yeah. It's a spreadsheet game - you lead a country, and all the action happens in population groups which function in their own little economy and it's really complicated XD Actually, it's very interesting... you can explore how countries developed over the 1800's, which is especially important for the US as that century was its ascent to power, at least economically. Last I remember, laissez-faire economics was broken, but with patches and mods you might be able to get away with laissez-fair and not implode your economy? As Germany I started by choosing a party with a state capitalist (cuz I'm the Kaiser) because I was sick of capitalists making not very rational investments, but as the economy grew, I gave them more freedoms because I couldn't handle it out of sheer size

    Anyways. If you're into politics, economic policy, foreign policy and all that it might be up your alley An American empire is fun to build
  10. Kanzler
    March 1st, 2014 03:01 PM
    Kanzler
    Nahh no problems per se, I want to enjoy life without worrying about it. Nothings a problem and everything's a problem XD yunno what i mean right?

    Is Monterey on the coast? I remember playing a game of Vic II in which I as the US invaded California and couple thousand of my troops might've had some R&R at Monterey >> XD

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    Aggron, Oshawott, Mewtwo, Charizard, Lucario, Skarmory, Chandelure, Gyarados, Zekrom, Braviary, Espeon, Ferrothorn, Genesect, Mangezone, Typhlosion, Garchomp, Haxorus
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Posted 1 Week Ago at 04:01 PM by CarcharOdin Comments 3
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I don't have all the kinks worked out yet, so this is a project in planning, but I'm thinking of maybe of running a Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition game for PokeCommunity Members. I'm open to anyone who would prefer we use Advanced D&D 2nd Edition or 3.5e though, but 5th edition is what I'm mostly aiming for to use.

Like I said, I don't have the kinks entirely worked out yet, but here are the details of what'll happen.

- If we use 5th Edition, we will be running...

Posted 1 Week Ago at 10:15 PM by CarcharOdin Comments 0
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Blair's After Death sauce rules. There are hotter sauces out there and I'm not saying hotter isn't better, but if you want to prove you have balls, this hot sauce is the minimum requirement you must tolerate in order to be considered worthy of being called a badass.

About 10 times hotter than a Jalapeno, it's ingredients are: Red and Orange Habaneros, Vinegar, Fresh Cayenne, garlic, chipotle,
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Posted 1 Week Ago at 05:24 PM by CarcharOdin Comments 0
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The following is a list of video games that kick ass or are at least good:

NOTE: List is subject to updates

- Legend of Zelda 1,2, A Link To The Past, Ocarina of Time, and Majora's Mask

- Resident Evil 1 (either the original or Gamecube remake, depends of whether you want to laugh or be scared)

- Castlevania 1, 3, Rondo of Blood, and Symphony Of The Night

- Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
- Fatal Frame II: Crimson
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Posted 2 Weeks Ago at 09:50 PM by CarcharOdin Comments 13
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1. Stores Having 10+ Check-Out Aisles Built, But Only 2 of Them Are Active At Any Given Time

Ever wonder why you're waiting in line at a grocery store? Yeah, me too. Why do stores like Wal-mart, Target, and Safeway have all these check-out lanes built in stores and yet there are only two, maybe three open at any given time? I don't know what's causing this. Reliance of self-checkout lanes? Management doesn't have enough staff? Management doesn't have enough staff, but won't hire more
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Posted July 26th, 2014 at 09:28 PM by CarcharOdin Comments 0
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Whelp, it's that time of the year when Magic the Gathering releases another core set as a precursor to another wonderful block for the year. Sadly, even though I collected 2014 core set, I completely blew over the Theros Block, but this time around I'll try to get into the new block Khans of Tarkir. But for now, 2015 Core Set is out, so here's my review of the set.

NOTE: I'm judging the cards based on Standard.

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