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Do you smoke? in General
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FOR GREAT JUSTICE

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Am I one of the oldest? in General
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Jordo.

Oh, and hello.

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What music (if any) are you listening to... in General
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"Possible Pasts," Pink Floyd, when I started writing this. It just moved on to "San Tropez," by the same.

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Rock the Casbah! in General
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quote:
Originally written by Sir Motrax of College Applications:

I do say... Chopin and a long night of conspiring is much more to look forward to than a night of promiscuity and drunken revelry.
That's why you're not invited IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards Rock the Casbah!_files/tongue.gif)

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Happy Fourth of July! in General
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*claps*

Well said, brother. Meaningless partying is fun, but today is probably the least appropriate day for it.

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If You Had To Be Stranded On A Desert Island... in General
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Haven't you learned not to ask these things by now?

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If You Had To Be Stranded On A Desert Island... in General
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quote:
Originally posted by La Mort:
quote:
Originally posted by Nye:
And all this time I pictured Alec with a handlebar moustache and fedora...
So help me, I'm going to wear my hair like Burnside if I hear one more comment like this.

Hey, the Burnside is due for a comeback.

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Starcraft in General
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I know about Ghost, but that's not what I meant. What I've been hearing is that a full-blown sequel, in the same genre, is under way.

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From what I hear, an SC2 is in the works. Not sure when it's due out, though.

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the truth in General
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I think Amon's point is that it's unsettling how lightly people can take something as serious as a war, and how much that attitude is manifesting itself here in the U.S.

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1. Sarachim (surprise, surprise)
2. But of course!

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Poll for Atheists and Agnostics... in General
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My family is pretty areligious, and I think Dad's atheism has a lot to do with mine. It's not that I believe something just becuase he does, but it's easier to be open-minded when a certain set of beliefs isn't being forced on you from birth.

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Home of the Free in General
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Almost every year in New York City, there's some major scandal involving nervous or trigger-happy white policemen shooting some innocent, unarmed person in a black or Hispanic neighborhood. Most policemen aren't like that, but given how little the police department seems to care, I have a hard trusting policemen with their guns any more than I would my neighbors.

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It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose.
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The ever classic "what did you have for dinner" topic in General
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Omelette, with onions, peppers, and tomatoes.

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No Taxes! in General
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quote:
Originally posted by Jigga:
A growth in the money supply will cause growth, as long as there is not full capacity. Along with this growth will be healthy inflation. However, at full capacity, or with very low supply, just inflation will result.
I disagree, but that depends what economic school of thought you identify with. If the economy and the money supply grow at the same rate, zero inflation should result (if there's 3% more to buy than last year and 3% more money, then the value of money shouldn't decline). Most economic theories dictate that the money supply does little to contribute to overall growth (Friedman and the monetarists are a big exception), and it definitely takes more than just more money to stimulate economic growth.

"Full capacity" is a dangerous term to use. Keynesian economic theory may dictate that such a point exists, but defining it has proven tricky. During the Reagan and Bush I years, full employment was thought to be in the 6-8% range, and anything lower impossible to achieve without causing hyperinflation. The 90s disproved this thoroughly: unemployment was in the 4-6% range for years while inflation actually went down. In some future economic boom, we may go lower still, and disprove the idea of 4% full employment.

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Well, that's partly true, but as long as the growth in the money supply stays even with economic growth, inflation should be zero. In practice, inflation still exists because the government still increases the money supply faster than the economy grows, but not nearly so severely as in the hyperinflation cases of the past century.

As for the Iraq bit, I hadn't heard that. I'll be sure to incorporate it into my all-encompassing conspiracy theory.

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That's been tried before. The problem is that it's a downward spiral, and will always get out of control eventually. Also, if nobody saves money (and nobody will under this system), they'll be no money avaliable for investment, which pretty much obliterates economic growth.

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You left out smuggling. I think smuggling is a much bigger source of illegal guns than either of the two you named.

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Alorael makes a good point. If ordinary, law-abiding citizens can't keep tanks or F-14s in their garage, they'll be unable to defend themselves from the criminals who are going to get tanks and planes on the black market no matter what you do.

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People who say that the Constitution makes the right to bear arms inalienable don't seem to be reading it very carefully:

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A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
The Second Amendment is phrased as a conditional statement. Because statement A (the need for a militia) is true, statement B (the right to gun ownership) is also true. Logically, if this first statement becomes false, as it has, the second is no longer valid.

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It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose.
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The Flawless Proof in General
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Alec, Gundam Wing being equal to 0 doesn't invalidate his proof. In fact, it shortens it.

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Alec: The man you're thinking of is Robert Owen, probably the most successful of the Utopian socialists at realizing his visions. On the other hand, when he reinvested the profits of his original experiment (it was called New Lanark) in a larger-scale project in the Midwest, it crashed and burned, and Owen lost everything. So we should take his original success with a grain of salt.

RentBoy: It depends where you go, but I doubt European workers are significantly more productive than their American counterparts. I remember reading a year or so ago that California's GDP had eclipsed that of France, even though California is only about half as populous. Other, more conservative states also probably have even higher worker productivity than California's.

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Political Jokes in General
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Mao tried to take Marxist theory and apply it to a predominantly agricultural economy. How anyone with even a cursory knowledge of Communist economic theory can think of this as a good idea is beyond me.

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No Taxes! in General
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RentBoy: Taxes are a drain on what we economicsy types call the "circular flow of money." Essentially, the more money there is in the system, the more gets spent, both by consumers on stuff, and by companies on production and employment, and taxes take money out.

EDIT: FOrgot this part. The problem with Bush's economic plan is that government borrowing decreases the amount of money available for borrowing in the private sector, which raises interest rates and decreases investment. Defecit spending by the government hinders economic activity, and in our current sitation, easily cancels out any benefits a tax cut may have.

Thuryl: Because the world is inherently irrational, and people's capacity to create needs for themselves infinite?

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'Wut do u look like?" in General
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I don't have a scanner or any picture of myself that makes me look nearly as gorgeous as I really am. Think Jesus meets the Three Musketeers living in a cardboard box.

Oh, and I'm toying with the idea of getting an ear pierced, but my ears are nearly impossible to see anyway.

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