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Since: Dec 08

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#78547 Jan 14, 2013
Maybe I could go on a Sublime-esque rant defending myself against the icon clicker....

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#78548 Jan 14, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Maybe I could go on a Sublime-esque rant defending myself against the icon clicker....
Yes! Tonka style. Let's "hear" how you would do that.:)

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#78549 Jan 14, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Yes! Tonka style. Let's "hear" how you would do that.:)
I'd need help. I saw his rant last week. I don't know that many words.

Since: Jul 10

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#78550 Jan 14, 2013
RACE wrote:
High capacity magazines have also skyrocketed. a dual drum 100 round capacity used to go for about $85 is now $350.
This is crazy. I wouldn't use one of them if someone gave it to me, because they are so unreliable and are almost guaranteed to jam. You are far better off with multiple clips that hold fewer rounds. The 100-round drum may look bad-azz, but are more likely to get you killed. Keep 'em legal, and let the idiots waste their money on them.

Since: Jul 10

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#78551 Jan 14, 2013
RACE wrote:
Mandatory military service for all citizens, just like the Israelis. <quoted text>
I am all for the idea of mandatory service, but not just military. I would love to see EVERYONE do a 2-year service commitment, with the option of either military or a community service type of thing...inner city tutoring, building homes in Appalacia, whatever. Not everyone belongs in the military, and frankly, I don't want to have to deal with those who don't. I get enough of them who enlist, without having to train and supervise people forced to be here (a nightmare, for me), but everyone has something to offer, and it would be good for people to give hands-on assistance to others, instead of just talking about how tax dollars should be used.
No waivers. No deferments. You turn 18, you serve your country for 2 years.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#78552 Jan 14, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> I'd need help. I saw his rant last week. I don't know that many words.
:D Too funny!

Since: Aug 08

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#78553 Jan 14, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> I don't know that many words.
You have something in common with the icon clickers. Do you say "duh" a lot too?

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#78554 Jan 14, 2013
That would not surprise me at all.
Sgt__Smith wrote:
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This is crazy. I wouldn't use one of them if someone gave it to me, because they are so unreliable and are almost guaranteed to jam. You are far better off with multiple clips that hold fewer rounds. The 100-round drum may look bad-azz, but are more likely to get you killed. Keep 'em legal, and let the idiots waste their money on them.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#78555 Jan 14, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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You have something in common with the icon clickers. Do you say "duh" a lot too?
Nah. I just stare out the window and drool all over myself.
Icon Clicker

Greensboro, NC

#78556 Jan 14, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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You have something in common with the icon clickers. Do you say "duh" a lot too?
im knot dum Sublime

i duh duh no a lott of werds two

Since: Aug 08

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#78557 Jan 14, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Nah. I just stare out the window and drool all over myself.
The icon clickers made a sport out of that!

:D

Since: Jan 10

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#78558 Jan 14, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
So it is like pulling teeth to have to try to walk the computer illiterate thru a process over the phone. You can't see the screen and have no idea if they are actually doing what you are telling them to do. Walking my mom thru stuff when she's sitting next to me is easy. But when the rubber hitsthe road and she is at her house, big fail. Tried last night and have no idea what she was doing, but I know she was not doing what I told her cause the expected outcome was not happening.
Solution: I found a program that records my computer screen and my voice. I made a few how to videos showing her how to perform a few simple tasks. Maybe by having those to refer to as much as she wants, the concepts will sink in and she can combine some of those tasks and get some stuff done.
I have an ex who would (with my cooperation) hack into my computer from his place to fix/do stuff for me without having to drive over to fix an easy (for him) problem. But then when I got better/faster internet, there was a firewall that kept him from being able to do that. But it ws a nice perk! Sometimes, when I didn't want to be on my computer all weekend due to oblig;ations, I'd have him hack in on a Friday night and change my log-in password. THen Sunday night, he'd hack back in and change it back for me.

Since: Jan 10

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#78559 Jan 14, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> So someone judged this mean and incendiary? Really? How so?
Andt his post of yours was mean and clueless!

Since: Aug 08

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#78560 Jan 14, 2013
Hey, Icon Clicking dummies ... check this out:

Obama quote from 2006 when he voted against raising the debt ceiling:

"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.... Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem."

It's just amazing that once he gets into office that America no longer has a debt problem and how raising the debt limit is no longer a sign of failed leadership (actually in his defense it's hard to fail at leading when you don't even try to lead), no longer weakens us domestically and internationally, and longer shifts the burden of bad choices today onto the back sof our children and grandchildren.

I think it is only fitting that we should call him "Buck Stops Here, Obama" Wouldn't you agree?

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#78562 Jan 14, 2013
<Sticks fingers in ears>
My Guns!
My Guns!
My Guns!

Sublime1 wrote:
Hey, Icon Clicking dummies ... check this out:
Obama quote from 2006 when he voted against raising the debt ceiling:
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.... Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem."
It's just amazing that once he gets into office that America no longer has a debt problem and how raising the debt limit is no longer a sign of failed leadership (actually in his defense it's hard to fail at leading when you don't even try to lead), no longer weakens us domestically and internationally, and longer shifts the burden of bad choices today onto the back sof our children and grandchildren.
I think it is only fitting that we should call him "Buck Stops Here, Obama" Wouldn't you agree?

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#78563 Jan 14, 2013
Sgt__Smith wrote:
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No waivers. No deferments. You turn 18, you serve your country for 2 years.
I don't want to get into this, mainly because I'm way too busy with other stuff right now, and I actually kinda like the idea, but... Wouldn't this be unconstitutional? I think it violates the "liberty" part of "life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness" thing. <shrug> Just a thought.

Since: Jan 10

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#78564 Jan 14, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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I don't want to get into this, mainly because I'm way too busy with other stuff right now, and I actually kinda like the idea, but... Wouldn't this be unconstitutional? I think it violates the "liberty" part of "life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness" thing. <shrug> Just a thought.
Nothing int he Constitution says we CAN'T do it, eh? ;)

Israel doesn't require military service, i don't think -- you can do the military, but there's a civic service option (or noncombat military) for those who don't want military duty.

But I like Israel's stance on women in combat: WHy not? They're no more special than men, so why protect them?

Since: Jul 10

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#78565 Jan 14, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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I don't want to get into this, mainly because I'm way too busy with other stuff right now, and I actually kinda like the idea, but... Wouldn't this be unconstitutional? I think it violates the "liberty" part of "life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness" thing. <shrug> Just a thought.
I don't think so. We don't currently have a draft, but men are still supposed to register for selective service and COULD be drafted. I don't see this as any different. It would have to be passed by Congress, and I know it wouldn't be...I'm just saying it would be a good thing, that's all.
And "life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness" isn't in the Constitution. It's from the Declaration of Independence.
It would definitely never happen the way I suggested it...even if most people thought it was a good idea, it would never pass with the no deferment, no waiver thing. Even if every member of Congress agreed that everyone else should be actively involved, they would never sign off on the idea without a waiver for their own family and friends.
I would like to see this, but I know I never will.

Since: Jan 10

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#78566 Jan 14, 2013
Sgt__Smith wrote:
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I don't think so. We don't currently have a draft, but men are still supposed to register for selective service and COULD be drafted. I don't see this as any different. It would have to be passed by Congress, and I know it wouldn't be...I'm just saying it would be a good thing, that's all.
Men turning 18 have to register for the SS or lose out on LOTS of college funding.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#78567 Jan 14, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Nothing int he Constitution says we CAN'T do it, eh? ;)
Israel doesn't require military service, i don't think -- you can do the military, but there's a civic service option (or noncombat military) for those who don't want military duty.
But I like Israel's stance on women in combat: WHy not? They're no more special than men, so why protect them?
No, I think they have the draft. It's required. Deaf and hard of hearing people even have to serve.

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