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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.
September 16, 2010 by taltamir
It is better that we lose to the Democrats than a Republican win with RINOs. RINO stands for Republican In Name Only, it refers to liberals who are chosen by the republican party as their candidates, that is done because republicans have been operating under the quite flawed policy that stated "Pick the most conservative candidate that can win". So they will pick a highly liberal candidate who is slightly less liberal than the opponent to run in liberal states, for the purpos...
June 3, 2010 by taltamir
Neutrality is pure unadulterated evil, unbiased Impartiality is good... what is the difference?

Lets say John Doe kidnaps, rapes, and murders a little girl.

Biased (mother of the victim): I want to personally cut him up with a rusty knife for what he did to my baby.

Biased (John himself): I admit I have a problem, but I should not be held accountable for my actions.

Impartial (me): I have no stake in the case either way, but I can tell you his act is inhumane and atrocious and he des...
May 25, 2010 by taltamir
Having seen the fall of biased opinion tabloid Newsweek (good riddance), left-wing extremist propaganda mills have united to form a new organization called, ironically, "Free Press"... They dub themselves a "media reform group" and demand that taxpayer fund their raving lunacy as more and more Americans are tuning off their vile propaganda in disgust and turning to real news sources.

To convince us that it IS democratic to have taxpayer funded propaganda they cite the liberalism ind...
May 7, 2010 by taltamir
On tax day I went to the Tea Party protest in Grand Prairie... I met some friends there.

I am a Hebrew (the race of jews), the guys I met were asian and latino... The speakers came from every possible color and creed you can imagine... There was a distinct lack of rich white old men or "rednecks" (which I never understood the animosity against).

What shocked me the most though is when I told my youngest brother (who will be graduating high-school this month)... he learned in...
May 7, 2010 by taltamir
The FOSS community has a great way to explain what they mean by free...

"Free as in beer" or "Free as in speech" helps differentiate between different meanings of the word "free".

Many keep on calling communist healthcare "free healthcare". Presumably because they have failed economics.

In many senses such a healthcare system is free... "free" as in "Free People's Democratic Republic of ..."; we have all noticed how tyrannical authoritarian governments refer to themselves...