| Political Talk|| re: Should the US and Canada merge into a single nation? - reverendotis on 12/12/13 at 1:24 am|
[quote]Let's face it, there's really no difference between Americans and Canadians (aside from Quebec of course). It makes little sense why we haven't merged, aside from political hardheadedness.[/quote]
When considering the "glue" that binds societies - ideological, cultural & belief system simi...
| Political Talk|| re: David Simon on Poverty in America - reverendotis on 12/12/13 at 1:20 am|
[quote]I don't understand your point. It's perfectly acceptable to generalize in this instance. It's not a "false conclusion" to say that social mobility is declining. It's a problem that we're grappling w/ right now. Same as inequality. An individual may succeed, but on the whole the majority of pe...
| Political Talk|| re: David Simon on Poverty in America - reverendotis on 12/11/13 at 12:45 pm|
[quote]You're correct, one man's ability to earn wealth is unlikely to impair another man's ability to earn wealth in a country of 315 million. A large enough group can control the avenues to wealth. This is all basic theory of labor and capital. [/quote]
The avenues to wealth change constantly a...
| Money Talk|| Bell Helicopter chooses Lafayette for their new facility - reverendotis on 12/11/13 at 3:39 am|
Makes sense to have your helicopter assembly line adjacent to PHI & Acadian Ambulance.
115 full-time, decent paying jobs. Joey D & Bobby Jingle doing some work....
| Political Talk|| re: David Simon on Poverty in America - reverendotis on 12/11/13 at 2:35 am|
This is one of several threads that have come across this board lately concerning wealth disparity.
You seem to agree with David Simon on this topic so please explain, in your own words - not a link to an explanation, what causes you to believe that one man's ability to create and maintain wealth...
| Political Talk|| re: David Simon on Poverty in America - reverendotis on 12/11/13 at 2:25 am|
[quote]I'm watching a shite load of Filipinos work themselves into the middle class while supporting family back home. You folks seem to think it's so difficult[/quote]
Pass through Delcambre and meet the community of Laotian shrimpers who spoke no English, started from as close to zero ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Iconic New Orleans Broadcaster Frank Davis dies... - reverendotis on 12/10/13 at 2:58 am|
Saw Frank on St. Charles for Mardi Gras doing the live spot for WWL, dressed as Da Shiek of Arabi of course.
Where y'at Frank?...
| Political Talk|| re: ‘All Hell Is Going to Break Loose’ When Employers Dump Plans - reverendotis on 12/3/13 at 12:32 am|
[quote]people make bad decisions everyday.[/quote]
and others make good decisions, proving that good decision making isn't impossible or nearly as difficult as those who make bad decisions make it out to be.
[quote]Should we punish each and everyone of them? [/quote]
Allowing people to liv...
| O-T Lounge|| Once upon a time, the goose drank wine, - reverendotis on 12/2/13 at 4:12 am|
the monkey chewed tobacco on the sweet potato vine,
the vine broke,
the monkey choked,
and they all went to heaven...
Finish this nursery rhyme - you will be surprised at how many different answers there will be....
| O-T Lounge|| re: What's something different to throw at a parade? - reverendotis on 12/1/13 at 4:22 am|
For Mardi Gras, the one and only correct response is [b] rubber dog turds [/b], the greatest of all throws....
| Political Talk|| re: LA has 14,163 completed ACA applications - reverendotis on 12/1/13 at 3:39 am|
Thank God we completely un-assed the entire healthcare system.
Imagine if 0.03% of our population had to continue being uninsured....
| Political Talk|| re: Should wealth inequality be solved through taxation policies? - reverendotis on 12/1/13 at 12:00 am|
[quote]When money (opportunity) is amassed at the top, the lower rungs have less opportunity. Money is opportunity.
I wasn't asking for philosophical platitudes, I was asking you for a real cause and effect explanation of how one man's wealth impairs my ability to become wealthy.
| Political Talk|| re: Should wealth inequality be solved through taxation policies? - reverendotis on 11/29/13 at 11:57 pm|
The word "solved" in the OP implies a solution to a problem which assumes that a problem exists in the first place.
I want to know how one man's ability to amass and retain wealth impairs my ability to amass and retain just as much or more wealth. How does one person being richer than me render ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OFFICIAL 3rd Annual JFK Assassination Conspiracy Thread -- 50th anniv. special! - reverendotis on 11/23/13 at 4:16 am|
[quote]What you wanna bet if those guys had found him that day, he wouldn't have lived to see another sunrise.[/quote]
He would have been dead as fried chicken in my opinion.
My dad's story has never changed one bit. He knew Ferrie through his interaction with him at the airport.
| O-T Lounge|| re: OFFICIAL 3rd Annual JFK Assassination Conspiracy Thread -- 50th anniv. special! - reverendotis on 11/23/13 at 2:50 am|
My father worked as an electronics technician at the old Lakefront Airport and then later at Moisant, a skill he learned in the Navy.
He worked the 3-11 shift the day Kennedy was shot and heard about it as he and my mom were out Christmas shopping before he had to leave for work.
Soon after he...
| Political Talk|| re: If You Make 50k A Year - reverendotis on 11/22/13 at 3:50 am|
[quote]Are you sure you're pissed off at the right people?[/quote]
I'm pissed off at the Jews. Are they the right people? :lol:...
| Political Talk|| re: Where Does Racism Exist Today? What Are We Supposed to Do About It? - reverendotis on 11/21/13 at 3:22 am|
[quote]Where Does Racism Exist Today? [/quote]
Mostly between people's ears.
[quote]What Are We Supposed to Do About It?[/quote]
Not a got-damn thing.
It is an inexorable condition of humanity. It has persisted throughout the ages, under kings, queens, tyrants, presidents, theocra...
| Political Talk|| re: Common Core: The Liberal Propoganda Arm of Obama - reverendotis on 11/20/13 at 3:44 am|
Having done several of Mike Rowe's 'dirty jobs' during my lifetime I can say with some authority that an able bodied & industrious man will never starve and needs never to burden others with his upkeep....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Ingrown Toenails advice - reverendotis on 11/20/13 at 3:36 am|
Call a toe truck....
| Political Talk|| re: Oprah Winfrey: Obama is Victim of Racism; Racists Need to Die - reverendotis on 11/19/13 at 1:58 am|
[quote]So "jug-ears" is now racist ??? What in the hell does that have to do with his race??[/quote]
Calling an Irishman like Barack Obama 'jug-eared' is quite racist.
| Political Talk|| re: I'm really ashamed of America right now - reverendotis on 11/18/13 at 3:44 am|
[quote]By decriminalizing it you put the drug dealers out of business.[/quote]
Ah yes, the old "legalize drugs and bingo, no more drug dealers" argument.
All the cartels, smugglers, middlemen & dealers will then suddenly become moral, productive, upstanding members of society and freely enjoy ...
| Political Talk|| re: Meet Kshama Sawant, A Right-Winger's Worst Nightmare - reverendotis on 11/16/13 at 11:42 pm|
[quote]Voters in left-leaning Seattle[/quote]
Wife and I visited Seattle on vacation this year and I always make a point of watching at least one local newscast when we travel. There was a segment on [b]overcrowding[/b] in a homeless encampment and one councilman's plan to [b]make it bigger.[/b]...
| Political Talk|| re: Stuxnet is on the loose - reverendotis on 11/12/13 at 12:23 am|
When they say it was meant specifically for Iran's nuclear facilities, they mean very specifically.
It targeted their Siemens control system in a way that it knew exactly which registers/tags did what. Even more amazingly it knew which brand frequency drives were used on their ce...
| Political Talk|| re: Huge Japan-Tsunami Debris Field Between Hawaii and California - reverendotis on 11/12/13 at 12:07 am|
[quote]Has everything to do with it.
90% of that "debris" field heading our way is from the Fukashima Nuclear Plant.
The Pacific Ocean could be done already.
If they screw up the reactor extraction from plant #4 on Friday and the plant blows up then we might not get to see saturday and...
| Political Talk|| re: The term "Illegal" is racially charged, dehumanizing... - reverendotis on 11/10/13 at 2:04 am|
[quote]Not really, the Mexican cutting my grass may not be here legally, but that doesn't mean he's necessarily a criminal[/quote]
No, but some are and having the border wide open as you suggest is patently absurd.
We had a Mexican man hire on and work two days and then simply quit showing up....
| Political Talk|| re: Medical Equipment and Supplies Question - reverendotis on 11/9/13 at 12:08 am|
[quote]ineffective heart treatment medicines[/quote]
Recently, my mother suffered nearly immediate blood pressure control problems coinciding with her most recent refill of her heart medication.
My dad picked it up and was informed the generic was being substituted as th...
| Political Talk|| re: MSNBC's Thomas Roberts: "ENDA is BS detector for homophobia" - reverendotis on 11/8/13 at 4:53 am|
SFP, businesses hire gays now. If they didn't, the gay unemployment rate would be 100% and everybody knows that isn't the case.
They don't want equality, they want to become a protected class and enjoy all the special treatment and consideration that goes with it. Period...
| Political Talk|| re: Finally, Obama personally apologizes for Americans losing health coverage. - reverendotis on 11/8/13 at 12:21 am|
Did his apology include the phrase "whoopsy daisy"? :lol:...
| Political Talk|| re: America has been REPLACED. - reverendotis on 11/8/13 at 12:17 am|
I aint reading this whole thread, but the wheels came off right about the time Van Halen REPLACED Diamond Dave with Sammy Hagar.
Been downhill ever since....
| Political Talk|| re: Report: Yasser Arafat was poisoned with Polonium-210 - reverendotis on 11/7/13 at 9:08 am|
Wasn't he the lead singer for PLO Speedwagon? :lol:...