| O-T Lounge|| re: When did VRBO start to suck? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/23/14 at 9:01 pm|
[quote]accurate calendars, interface with actual independent owners, etc. [/quote]
some of that has to do with owners not updating their data.
as 480's already mentioned, check out airbnb....
| Political Talk|| re: If the European welfare state had started way earleir than it did, would there - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/23/14 at 8:28 pm|
[quote]99% of European immigration to America happened in the 18th and early 20th century. (1910). [/quote]
did you mean [b]19th[/b] and early 20th century?
[quote]My question is valid: if the welfare state was as extensive then as it is now in the EU, would we have seen such unbelievable mass imm...
| Political Talk|| re: Post a picture of your U.S. House of Representatives Member... - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/23/14 at 2:21 pm|
[b]mine is kyrsten sinema
d-arizona 9th district[/b]
| More Sports Board|| re: Tour de France 2014 Thread - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/21/14 at 5:44 pm|
and for everyone who had lost interest in the tour, i challenge you to watch today's stage and tell me that it lacked excitement and emotion.
holy cow just read that jack bauer didn't even get the most combative rider prize, it...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Was Caesar Augustus gay? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/21/14 at 5:19 pm|
[quote]Yes. It was common for a mentor to have sex with a pupil, but a grown, gay couple would have been seriously frowned upon. [/quote]
i will add yet another tidbit of information to this thread about gay sex in ancient times - it was typically not penetrative. a few posters have pointed out tha...
| More Sports Board|| re: Tour de France 2014 Thread - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/20/14 at 2:53 pm|
[quote] where is Wiggins this year?[/quote]
| O-T Lounge|| re: Drive from Phoenix to Albuquerque - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/17/14 at 5:23 pm|
[quote]How mountainous is it?[/quote]
if you go up 17 to flagstaff then get on 40 you'll climb several thousand feet.
don't know about the way through show low, but it's still a climb up the beeline to payson.
like nurse said, nothing insane though. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Bicyclist killed in the Marigny this afternoon - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/17/14 at 5:19 pm|
[quote]The cyclists often get hit as the car is making a turn, across a bike lane.[/quote]
it's called a right hook. i think it's one of the most common bike-car collisions. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Tour de France 2014 Thread - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/15/14 at 10:55 am|
[quote] The rest of the Tour is going to suck. No big firepower left in the mountains. [/quote]
i would love to see chris horner get some support and go off on one of the upcoming mountain stages. but i guess he is riding for rui costa?...
| Political Talk|| re: Do you think that gender roles are natural or symbols of oppression? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/3/14 at 11:43 am|
just some food for thought:
[quote]What Is Sex?
Roughly speaking, sex can be considered in terms of three categories: genotypic sex, phenotypic sex, and gender. Genotypic sex refers specifically to an individual's two sex chromosomes. Most people have either two X chromosomes (genotypic female...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What is best novel ever? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 6/27/14 at 11:25 am|
[quote] I'd go with Gravity's Rainbow. If GR looks to daunting first, V is a good enough start. [/quote]
reminds me of the simpsons episode where lisa goes to a new school.
[b]Lisa: You’re reading Gravity’s Rainbow?
| Political Talk|| re: My thesis on AGW with quotes from the 97% - Bunsbert Montcroff on 6/26/14 at 4:03 pm|
| Soccer Board|| re: Holland ~ Netherlands - Bunsbert Montcroff on 6/25/14 at 2:16 pm|
[quote]Calling The Netherlands Holland would be like calling Canada Quebec. [/quote]
i think a better analogy would be like using "england" to refer to the entire united kingdom. ...
| Political Talk|| re: So, you think you're a vegetarian? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 6/21/14 at 9:40 pm|
[quote]Guess they need to wear masks at all times since microbe "animals" can be aerosolized and they could ingest them thru breathing... [/quote]
this is exactly why jains where masks. to avoid inhaling in and killing microbes. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What country would you live in if you couldn't live in the US? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 6/16/14 at 12:04 pm|
canada works for me.
and most of the western european nations would do.
| Political Talk|| re: Medieval Sharia Law Imposed on Millions in Nineveh Province - Bunsbert Montcroff on 6/12/14 at 2:48 pm|
[quote]I see it more as a synonym for "antiquated", which is not exactly the same as "backward." And I agree the author was not intending to slight catholicism, only that was likely TN's perception because of the historical nature of that.
Point is, nobody who's using it today is really intendin...
| Political Talk|| re: Medieval Sharia Law Imposed on Millions in Nineveh Province - Bunsbert Montcroff on 6/12/14 at 2:32 pm|
[quote]I don't get that at all. I think he's using the term because Sharia Law dates back to the Medieval period.[/quote]
sure, sharia dates as far back as the koran and the sunnah.
and the fiqh dates back to the earliest generations of islam.
but the particular interpretation, or better yet...
| Political Talk|| re: Medieval Sharia Law Imposed on Millions in Nineveh Province - Bunsbert Montcroff on 6/12/14 at 2:23 pm|
[quote]It's obvious, he sees it to be some sort of perceived slight against Catholicism, which is ludicrous. [/quote]
i don't think the author of the article is slighting catholicism, but he does seem to be using "medieval" as a synonym for "backward".
and for the record, intellectual and cultu...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT Bicycle Folk - Recommendations for a 29er? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 6/11/14 at 3:38 pm|
[quote]I am flexible, I could go up to about 1000 or so, any input on that range? Thanks, by the way[/quote]
i don't know much about the trek line, but i know you could go from the higher-end models of the hard rock line to the lower-end models of the rockhopper line with specialized. same frame, b...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT Bicycle Folk - Recommendations for a 29er? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 6/11/14 at 3:23 pm|
[quote]Can any of you provide recommendations for a 29er with the best value right now? I have been very interested in the Trek X-Caliber, which seems to be a good bang for your buck choice. I am looking in the $600 to $800 range but I am a little flexible. I have looked at Specialized as well. I am...
| O-T Lounge|| re: The DMV. Man I love that place - Bunsbert Montcroff on 6/11/14 at 12:53 pm|
[quote]Is there a govt office any slower ? Only 32 people ahead of me!!! My phone has lost more % charge than people served[/quote]
one thing that i like about having an AZ driver's license. mine doesn't expire until 2043. i don't have to visit the dmv anytime soon :)...
| Political Talk|| re: Why I do not believe that taxation is theft - Bunsbert Montcroff on 6/10/14 at 3:46 pm|
[quote]To the extent that you have the freedom to leave the country, and choose not to, you do in fact consent on some level.[/quote]
to say nothing of the idea of engaging with other like-minded citizens to effect political change and/or support candidates that reflect their anti-tax views. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Home ownership losing importance as "American Dream" - Bunsbert Montcroff on 6/4/14 at 3:40 pm|
my wife and i closed on our first house last week.
we rented for the last few years while i was in graduate school because it made more sense. i was in a transient field and our situation was unstable. we didn't feel like we were throwing money away. we were paying for a place to live and weren'...
| O-T Lounge|| re: A few pics I took on vacation out west - Bunsbert Montcroff on 6/2/14 at 9:48 pm|
[quote]The resorts in Tucson are nice.
Living there.....different story [/quote]
where and for how long?
i lived in the catalina foothills (the same area as the loews ventana canyon resort) and loved it. hiked or ran in sabino canyon after classes every day, enjoyed the clouds and mon...
| Political Talk|| re: Pat Buchanan - This dude does not age. - Bunsbert Montcroff on 5/30/14 at 9:22 pm|
[quote]I didn't know he was Mormon.[/quote]
he isn't, he's an irish catholic...
| Political Talk|| re: I don't understand transgenderism, why did LGB attach themselves to T? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 5/30/14 at 5:11 pm|
[quote]Yeah, but from what I can tell, it really doesn't seem like it's ever been considered anything but a strange peculiarity. I can't imagine you could correctly surmise otherwise.[/quote]
well, so has red hair.
to generalize wildly, transgender individuals have been variously feared, celebr...
| Political Talk|| re: I don't understand transgenderism, why did LGB attach themselves to T? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 5/30/14 at 4:14 pm|
[quote]What are some of the different ways transgenerdism has been interpreted across various societies, cultures, and times?[/quote]
here is a link to a book excerpt that includes a very brief history of transgenderism:
| Political Talk|| re: I don't understand transgenderism, why did LGB attach themselves to T? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 5/30/14 at 3:59 pm|
you missed the relevant part of my response, which speaks directly to your claim:
[quote]i know very few transgender people, but the ones i do know aren't delusional about their biological sex at birth...only that they don't identify with it. [/quote]
in other words, my friend who was born female ...
| Political Talk|| re: I don't understand transgenderism, why did LGB attach themselves to T? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 5/30/14 at 3:49 pm|
[quote]That the APA was basically bludgeoned into retracting that status is the absurdity.
And, for those saying, "but they were born that way.
Well, a LOT of predisposition to mental illness is hereditary. That doesn't negate the illness part. [/quote]
your last point is a good one, but it...
| Political Talk|| re: I don't understand transgenderism, why did LGB attach themselves to T? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 5/30/14 at 3:39 pm|
[quote]I really just don't understand it. Superficially, it appears like a mental disorder. You believe you are something you are not; you think you are someone trapped in someone else's body.
If someone comes up and says "I am Jesus" and starts hammering nails into their wrists, we shoot them u...