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Sweet Cakes is a sole proprietorship - Turbeauxdog
Many have stated in many threads that Melissa is not forced to serve this gay couple, the business is and therefore Melissa's rights are not violated. Legally, there is no difference between a sole proprietorship and an individual. There is no seperate legal structure put in place to reduce liabi...
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SS Reform - Personalization, not privatization - Turbeauxdog
There was another thread about privatization, but my belief is that privatization if both politically infeasible and rife with potential for corruption and fraud. I think of my plan not as privatization, but as [b]Personalization of SS[/b]. While implementation will be complicated, the plan br...
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Allowed to marry vs. recognition of marriage - Turbeauxdog
Off the back of the thread establishing a rational basis and legitimate state interest case for not recognizing SSM, another aspect of this issue was contested. Terminology. Posters on this board seem to conflate two aspects of marriage in terms of the state's interference or lack there of. Th...
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Rational basis against recognition of SSM - Turbeauxdog
So our oligarchy of senility is soon to bestow on our collective asses their particular brand of asinine "wisdom" in the form of a ruling on the topic of SSM. From my understanding, the contrived and arbitrary mechanism our betters have fabricated to determine when we as citizens are or are not g...
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Refinancing Home to Diversify - Turbeauxdog
I purchased a home in a not yet gentrified piece of property in the inner loop of Houston several years ago. The combination of the neighborhood improving and the general explosion of Houston real estate prices has caused the valuation of my home to increase to the point where my 90% LTV mortgag...
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2 tickets sec 413 for ulm $50 total - Turbeauxdog
One catch; they are in houston....
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Dog friendly restaurant in Baton Rouge? - Turbeauxdog
Driving to my parents and have my dog with me. Want to stop in btr for lunch, are there any good patio type places that allow dogs? ...
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NSA planned to shame Muslim dissenters using porn activity - Turbeauxdog
[link=(http://m.nydailynews.com/1.1530785#bmb=1)]LINK[/link] [quote]The National Security Agency proposed smearing supposed terrorist sympathizers by publicizing their visits to porn sites, according to a new report. The NSA document provided by Edward Snowden and released late Tuesday reveals t...
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The inevitability of broadened ACA subsidies - Turbeauxdog
The intolerable costs imposed on many Americans by the ACA is going to be a headwind for democrats in the very near future. The only politically viable solution I can see is to broaden the subsidy program to include most Americans and to offset a great deal of the increased costs individuals are ...
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Arrow - Turbeauxdog
Had this recommended by Netflix, and I just got through the first season. I oddly found myself enjoying this show, it's a bit campy, but I'll forgive a bit of that in a comic adaptation. I also thought the mechanism they used to explore his time on the island and back story was well done an ha...
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Nate on the impact of the shutdown - Turbeauxdog
[link=(http://www.grantland.com/fivethirtyeight/story/_/id/9802433/nate-silver-us-government-shutdown)]LINK[/link] One snippet: [quote]3. Democrats face extremely unfavorable conditions in trying to regain the House. Even if the shutdown were to have a moderate political impact — and one that...
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Another example of activism preempting science - Turbeauxdog
[quote]“The global average surface temperature trend of late is like a speed bump, and we would expect the rate of temperature increase to speed up again just as most drivers do after clearing the speed bump,” Brenda Ekwurzel, a [b]climate researcher at the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Union of Co...
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Does this sum up climate change skepticism? - Turbeauxdog
[link=(http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/a/SB10001424127887323981304579079030750537994?mg=reno64-wsj)]LINK[/link] Basic premise. These people are activists first and scientists second....
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Friday lunch in BTR - Turbeauxdog
Coming in for the game and want to take my mom and grandmother out to lunch Friday. Have no idea what's good anymore. My grandmother is 90 and won't like anything too adventurous. I don't want to end up at mike Anderson's or something. Thanks for the help food board. ...
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Express lanes at airport security - Turbeauxdog
TSA is a government agency, maintaining compliance with federal regulations. At least that is my understanding, please correct me if I'm wrong. How can a private company limit your access to this "service" based on your doing business with said private company? Am I missing something?...
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For your amusement: CBO believes immigration bill will save $$ - Turbeauxdog
[link=(http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/us/politics/boehner-says-he-wont-push-through-an-immigration-bill.html?hp&_r=0)]Irreproachable reputaion for accurate analysis[/link] [quote]WASHINGTON — Congressional budget analysts said Tuesday that legislation to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws ...
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The USSC once again proves its a joke - Turbeauxdog
Listening to NPR on the way into work this morning, and they were speaking about a potential upcoming ruling. The voting act of 1965 has apparently been upheld 9 times, but is at risk of being at least partially overturned this year. The act individually earmarks certain districts (mostly in t...
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What was meant by "well-regulated" you ask? - Turbeauxdog
In another thread, Rex said this: [quote]There was no reason logically or semantically for Madison to include the "well-regulated" qualifier at all unless he intended the Second Amendment to allow for deliberation of weapons capabilities according to current circumstances. [/quote] Hamilton a...
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Hank Williams gets fired for blatant political arse clownery - Turbeauxdog
When he should stick to sports. Do you think the same will happen to Costas?...
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Wsj headline, " Supreme court orders new look at healthcare challenge" - Turbeauxdog
No article linked, nothing on drudge or CNN. What's going on?...
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