| O-T Lounge|| re: man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold (for selling untaxed cigarettes) - rintintin on 7/23/14 at 11:22 am|
I for one would not want their job, what about that poor kid in NJ who just graduated the Police Academy and volunteered for the tough neighborhood and was murdered in cold blood by some gang banger who said he was going to be "famous"??? [/quote]
Thats one of the most faulty arguments w...
| Political Talk|| re: Anyone else here attend the Fix My Streets townhall Nola meeting? - rintintin on 7/23/14 at 7:11 am|
Fixing streets doesn't help them bring in more revenue now does it? frick the people who actually LIVE here.
I've been seeing those signs around town though. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Would you ever purchase a xshot camera extender (aka a "selfie stick")? - rintintin on 7/22/14 at 10:50 pm|
If it doubles as a walking stick, beating baton, or something of the like I'm game. Just don't see myself carrying around that around just to take selfies. I don't like taking pictures of myself anyway. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Tony Dungey has touched the third rail - rintintin on 7/22/14 at 2:36 pm|
[quote]Well, it looks like those of you who said he was immune were wrong. [/quote]
I didn't get why people were saying this. He said nothing racial, in which case he indeed would be immune. He's a devote Christian who said something about a gay guy. Of course he was gonna be crucified.
If a ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Why did New Orleans cancel the UBER meeting this morning? - rintintin on 7/22/14 at 9:16 am|
Knew this was going to happen. They're just gonna keep kicking the can down the road waiting for a payoff....
| Political Talk|| re: IRS emails may not be lost? - rintintin on 7/21/14 at 11:06 pm|
Why would anyone want them to be lost? That helps nobody. We all know if they are lost for good nothing will come of this and this will eventually fade off and be swept under the rug. That may be what YOU want.
I'd like to know if there was any wrongdoing. And unlike you I have no party loyalty, ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: heroin, cocaine, and pcp are horrible drugs - rintintin on 7/21/14 at 10:21 pm|
[quote]you get a couple of drug fiends together and they will try to normalize the behavior and convince you that everyone is doing cocaine. not sure about the numbers, but believe it's about 10% of american populace has tried cocaine at some point. think less than 2% are regular users. hardly norma...
| O-T Lounge|| re: The truth about UBER - rintintin on 7/21/14 at 4:50 pm|
That's quite a leap comparing a cab driver to a pharmacist. QUITE a leap....
| Political Talk|| re: Debt crisis doesn't exist - rintintin on 7/21/14 at 4:31 pm|
Where'd Tuba go? I'd like to hear his retort to the hypocrisy displayed by his OP author....
| O-T Lounge|| re: The truth about UBER - rintintin on 7/21/14 at 4:26 pm|
You fail to recognize one glaring fact when pointing out how much the UBER drivers make. THEY DON'T HAVE TO WORK FOR UBER!!! If the pay isn't good enough nobody will drive for them, thus their business will not hold up and your job is safe.
| O-T Lounge|| re: The truth about UBER - rintintin on 7/21/14 at 3:28 pm|
[quote]Funny thing is just about all on here would never drive for uber or yellow cab. So they are dicussing points they now nothing about. [/quote]
You're correct, nobody wants to work for them, we just want reliable transportation, which cabs are NOT....
| O-T Lounge|| re: The truth about UBER - rintintin on 7/21/14 at 3:25 pm|
If cabs are so much better why are y'all so scared of Uber? Let the market decide....
| Political Talk|| re: Which of the following is better for the economy? - rintintin on 7/21/14 at 2:37 pm|
What's the requirements to be included in the 5000 people? ...
| Political Talk|| re: Tony Dungey has touched the third rail - rintintin on 7/21/14 at 12:43 pm|
| Political Talk|| re: IRS Computer Crash List Grows - rintintin on 7/21/14 at 12:43 pm|
If the excuse worked before why not keeping using it? Obviously nothing is going to come from this. Nobody will be held accountable. Another instance of gov't corruption. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Debt crisis doesn't exist - rintintin on 7/21/14 at 11:25 am|
When GDP growth slows, will federal spending slow with it?
I think that's the important question....
| Money Talk|| re: Current housing surge vs. last decade's housing surge - rintintin on 7/21/14 at 9:16 am|
IMO prices reaching all time highs isn't necessarily alarming, as housing prices have steadily increased (generally) over the last century. The prices during the housing bubble were artificially high due to absurd lending practices (encouraged by the gov't) and corrupt banking (also encouraged by th...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Dumb or Strange Places you've seen people texting - rintintin on 7/21/14 at 8:00 am|
I text at the urinal all the time. IMO it's one of the BEST places to look at your phone. It's private, you aren't in the social company of others, you have a free hand, and you have about a minute of nothing but staring at the wall. What's dumb about it?...
| Political Talk|| re: Teacher tells student not to read bible in free time - rintintin on 7/21/14 at 7:49 am|
[quote]Sounds like the father knew this was going to cause problems when the article says he instructed his kid on what to do when the teacher confronted him.
Just another case of a religious nut trying to cause waves. He used his son to cause them.
Whether he set it up or not, it d...
| Political Talk|| re: So when does premium cable become an inalienable right? - rintintin on 7/20/14 at 5:35 pm|
[quote]Oh - yeah - right - the topic is premium cable will be an inalienable right. Because it falls from the sky, is required for proper sanitation, and without it - you die - JUST LIKE water!!!
Now I get it!
You are intentionally dense when the topic at hand doesn't fit your narra...
| Political Talk|| re: National Debate Championship winners - rintintin on 7/19/14 at 5:24 pm|
So the National Debate Championship has turned into a rap/poetry battle? Interesting. ...
| Money Talk|| re: Question for business people in the New Orleans area - rintintin on 7/19/14 at 1:46 pm|
[quote]Don't be enticed by the low cost of living for a city the size of NOLA. The baggage will eventually suck you dry, and if you're planning on owning a home anywhere in NOLA you can expect the life expectancy of said community to be no more than 15-20 years due to intentional zoning and blockbus...
| O-T Lounge|| re: 79.6 Billionaire Says we should work 3 Days Per Week - rintintin on 7/19/14 at 1:41 pm|
I have no problem with this line of thought. You work to live, you don't live to work. The 5 day 40 hour work week is absurd and is just an arbitrary number that has become the standard. IMO giving someone a specified time to work, as opposed to a specified goal is counterproductive (this of course ...
| Political Talk|| re: Are younger voters ripe to be converted to Libertarianism? - rintintin on 7/18/14 at 6:03 pm|
[quote] I think it is held back by the perception(or maybe reality) that libertarians are very condescending.[/quote]
:lol: That doesn't hold back the democratic party...
| Political Talk|| re: Are younger voters ripe to be converted to Libertarianism? - rintintin on 7/18/14 at 4:18 pm|
[quote]Your "proof" of this is a single lawsuit by a 34-year old?
I think the generalities some of the posters here are making are coming from preconceived notions coupled with a news story they saw or read somewhere. I doubt they actually interact with many young people. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Why is Uber awesome? ICE CREAM - rintintin on 7/18/14 at 4:04 pm|
Clever, very clever. Great marketing by Uber to get their name out there while the city twiddles their thumbs on making a decision. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Are younger voters ripe to be converted to Libertarianism? - rintintin on 7/18/14 at 4:00 pm|
[quote] The problem is the younger voters think they should be given a job making 6 figures right out of college.
Also that liberal arts degree you got is not worth shite in the real world.[/quote]
I'm not sure where you are developing this line of thinking, but I literally know not one person...
| Political Talk|| re: Are younger voters ripe to be converted to Libertarianism? - rintintin on 7/18/14 at 3:58 pm|
[quote]Example two: Birth control. Younger women want the "freedom" to control their own bodies, yet favor the government to compel employers (or the taxpayer) to pay for their birth control.
In the end, the younger generation invariably turns to government to solve their problems (which are oft...
| Political Talk|| re: Are younger voters ripe to be converted to Libertarianism? - rintintin on 7/18/14 at 2:15 pm|
I was laughing at his blanket statement condemning all young people as spoiled brats. While there surely are a litter of spoiled youth, I don't think it's as large a portion as one may think.
IMO young voters are more likely to vote democrat because of the lack of choices. I believe most have lib...
| Political Talk|| re: Are younger voters ripe to be converted to Libertarianism? - rintintin on 7/18/14 at 1:22 pm|
:lol: that's totally rational and doesn't contain a smidgen of presumption....