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November 9, 2012 by taltamir
~311,591,917 Population (in 2011)~237,744,633 Over 18 (in 2011)61,218,820 (25.75%) voted Obama58,200,593 (24.48%) voted Romney118,325,220 (49.77%) voted neitherRomney got fewer votes then McCain in 2008. Obama got fewer votes them himself in 2008.Since the population increased since 2011, the "neither" category should actually be somewhat larger,most likely breaking the 50% barrier.A sizeable group of both romney and obama voters must have also thought they are voting for the "lesser evil"or "th...
August 10, 2012 by taltamir
http://marklevinshow.com/Article.asp?id=2510250&spid=32346

Yesterday in two separate speeches obama said he wants to and is going to nationalize ALL manufacturing industry in america.

I highly recommend all to listen to the mark levin August 9, 2012 show. Or at least just follow the links to the excerpts from obama's speeches.

It is critical to keep in mind that he has already nationalized much of the auto industry, student loans, and has started the nationalizati...
August 4, 2012 by taltamir
Lets assume for a second that perhaps obama meant "roads and bridges" aka "those" when he said "that".

I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.

If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere i...
April 12, 2012 by taltamir
For a while now I have taken issue with the broken patent & IP system we currently have where a few oligarchs strip ever more of our rights in order to maintain government mandated monopolies. The systems' stated intent is to promote invention and development by preventing the richest largest corporations from exploiting independent inventors and the populace. In reality it does the exact opposite and the solution would be true free market economics.

What does this have...
April 15, 2011 by taltamir
If you are a sane human being who is not mentally deficient you realize that the united states stands on the brink of financial ruin, record deficits and ballooning debt are set to collapse our economy. Yet there are protections in place, previous generations saw fit to place built in limits such as a debt ceiling that would automatically save us from ourselves... why would we ever want to remove them?

What would happen if we reach the debt ceiling? a balanced budget out of necessit...
April 2, 2011 by taltamir
 

The Denton State School is the former name of what is now called the “Denton State Supported Living Center”. It is the largest of the 12 State Supported Living Centers currently active in texas. It serves “individuals with severe and profound mental retardation” (1). The Texas State Supprted Living Centers are “operated under authority of the board of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, a nine-member board appointed by the governo...
March 18, 2011 by taltamir
Remember when the "evil" bush/republicans passed the patriot act? robbing Americans who are suspected of terrorism of their basic human rights?

Remember when every liberal claimed the messiah (obama) will repeal it?

Well no such luck, seems they would much rather extend it to cover suspected terrorists and suspected copyright violators.
March 1, 2011 by taltamir
I have been asked by my university to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The government is curious to know how it compares to other universities.

I was asked: "In your experience at your institution during the current school year, about how often have you done each of the following?"

Then given a list of activities... One of them struck me as downright wrong.

"Included diverse perspectives (different races, religions, genders, political beliefs, etc.) i...
December 23, 2010 by taltamir
http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-5169990/County-to-pay-250-000.html

This is a bit of old news (from 2006), but basically shows how government handles money.

They were spending 250,000$ to advertise their "lack of funds". Of course what they were really angling for is a tax increase proposition which they hoped the "lack of funds" advertising will convince people to accept.

They are not allowed to directly advertise the tax hike proposition (since some of the people oppose it), bu...
December 10, 2010 by taltamir
Ask a typical liberal, and you would be told that anyone on unemployment is a hard working individual who just can't get a job (because corporations are evil). The liberal will contend that they just want to help those poor hardworking individuals who would otherwise could not even afford to eat.

Ask a typical conservative, and you would be told they are lazy and don't want a job, and instead just want to be paid not to work. The conservative will tell you that if you cut them off, they will ...
December 8, 2010 by taltamir
While a little outdated, I haven't heard about this or seen it until today, I thought I would share.

http://blogs.courant.com/capitol_watch/2009/09/connecticut-budget-solitaire-photo.html

House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, far right, speaks while colleagues play solitaire on their computers as the House convenes to vote on a new budget for the fiscal year in the Capitol on Monday [AP Photo/Jessica Hill]

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On the left is Rep. Barbara Lambert, a freshman Democra...
November 24, 2010 by taltamir
The day the earth stood still was a movie from 1951 where aliens set to kill off humanity because it is a dangerous and warlike race, who is stockpiling weapons of mass destruction (nuclear weapons) and has a "shoot first, dissect later" approach to alien life. It is plausible, and it ends with humanity proving itself as capable of peace and rising above its baser nature.

So how does the 2008 remake fare? well, its about the same, only instead of warlike destroye...
October 17, 2010 by taltamir
http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2010/10/france-to-fight-piracy-prop-up-music-industry-with-new-subsidy.ars?comments=1#comments-bar

The french government decided that piracy is a big problem, and they have the solution... they will teach young people to buy music... by subsidizing music purchases with taxpayer money.

They declare it as a dedication to preserving their culture, alongside that push they also intend to subsidize books over ebooks, and purchase "free" subscriptions to newspap...
September 29, 2010 by taltamir
Lately I have been hearing some debate on talk radio about illegal immigration. One of the points liberals have been making is "we are all illegal immigrants anyways, after all, this used to be the land of the native americans; anyone who is against illegal immigration is thus a hypocrite!"

And I am saddened by how pathetically bad the counterpoints that have been offered to this are. So I have decided to pick up their slack and answer this myself!

There are two main ways to approach the p...
September 21, 2010 by taltamir
Remember kids, "help your parents shop for energy saving appliances"... Also, get them to buy solar panels...

This is quite an interesting website, the most interesting bit is that:

1. It is being actively advertised in other websites (I got there via a link from one)

2. It targets kids.

3. It is a .gov website... meaning it is run by the USA government.