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Warren DeMontague

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Name: Fernando Poo
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Member since: Thu May 20, 2004, 05:02 AM
Number of posts: 73,352

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Yeah, and then taxpayers are on the hook providing "additional services" to people who work 40+ hrs

A week and are still below poverty level.

So we're subsidising McDonalds, etc. low pay policies and corporate profits. fuck that. If I want to subsidize mcdonalds I will buy one of their shitburgers and do it at the register.

It's not as simple as "provide value" - last time we let the unregulated free market alone determine what labor was worth in a complete regulatory vacuum, 7 year olds were put to work in coal mines and weekends didnt exist.


Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Jan 2, 2016, 07:12 PM (1 replies)

I LEARNED THAT CRICKETS ARE SHITTY DRIVERS!

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Dec 28, 2015, 10:22 PM (1 replies)

Isn't it interesting, THIS is what she thinks we should have a "manhattan project" for?

Not, say, finding renewable means to power our civilization, that won't cause our grandchildren to live on an overheated planet.

No, we should throw the entire might of our intellectual power to finding SOME way for cops to be able to search peoples' iphones for naughty behavior- surely, to "stop terror", of course, right?

Because whenever Law Enforcement demands super-new "terror fighting powers", that's what happens.

PATRIOT Act Warrants Used More For Drugs Than For Terrorism



Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun Dec 20, 2015, 06:15 PM (5 replies)

Age/Primary Preference Poll

Just out of curiosity, and for fun! We all like fun!, don't we?

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Nov 23, 2015, 07:10 PM (149 replies)

Half of GD:P is threads about Hillary Clinton, the other half threads about Sen. Sanders' Supporters


Gee, that's odd.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Nov 10, 2015, 12:38 AM (0 replies)

I dont even get into it, about the "l" word, because people here are willfully disingenuous

And obtuse when it comes to labels.

My party affiliation is Democrat, my philosophical orientation is left-libertarian. Which means that, yes, i think government should avoid involving itself in the bodies, bedrooms and bloodstreams of consenting adults, for the most part. Yes, pot should be legal, and abortion, and the terminally ill should have the right to choose a pain-free exit on their own terms.

But fucking TRY to have that conversation rationally and it's "go smoke a flat tax bowl with Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand, youuuuuuuu libertarian poopy-head!"

Derp.

Nah, I dont take it seriously, not for a long time. But obviously some people, with a bunch of time on their hands, apparently- still do.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Oct 30, 2015, 04:53 PM (1 replies)

I don't think that splitting the difference on opposing marriage equality, prevented an amendment.

I think that what kept a constitutional amendment from happening is that the bar for a constitutional amendment is set pretty high, and even at their peak the power of the so-called "values voters" was vastly overinflated by the media.

If anything, a good chunk of the power they did wield at the time may have been due to the lack of inspiring, morally clear (and by this I mean, displaying moral clarity on not just support for equality, but things like opposing the iraq war, etc) leadership on our side of the aisle.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:35 AM (0 replies)

Any thread that boils down, at it's core, to "DU talking about DU" is politically useless to me.

And that applies to people who have and continute to mistakenly conflate their own personal board grudges or other grinding axes, with some larger political reality.

I dont miss meta, not THAT much.

And I dont make the mistake of thinking that people who made me mad once, are somehow representative of anything more than chafing personalities on one small corner of the intertubes.

There are people who live and breathe DU-drama, same as it ever was. People who want DU to be about DU, all the time, every day. Same as it ever was, fo' sho'.

I am not one of those people.

This response is not about, or not not about for that matter, your OP. Just a general statement.



Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Oct 23, 2015, 06:49 PM (0 replies)

So you'd let people in pain suffer because you're mad someone may get an unauthorized buzz?

Either we GET TOUGH ON TEH DRUGGGGGZ- which, as we know, works fuckin' great as an approach- or we accept that the price of adequately managing the pain for people who need it is, some folks will abuse prescription meds instead of turning, say, to street heroin.

To my mind it is morally inexcusable to make pain patients jump through ridiculous hoops because we have the moral panic authoritarian police state mentality that has its number one priority keeping anyone from getting high.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Oct 19, 2015, 04:13 AM (0 replies)

I dont tend to PM people out of the blue. It feels invasive.

Some people here even seem to think it's unacceptable for certain people to even repsond to their public posts, ive noticed- like they've got these little preprepared lists of who is "allowed" to talk to them or not. It's weird. I mean, it's a message board. There is no list of "you can respond to what i say -- but you can't" i mean, what the everloving fuck is up with that?



Obviously that's over the top and probably indicative of some deep seated... Something, but in the interest of not stepping on toes i just dont PM people without having a good prior relationship; or checking in with them first.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Oct 10, 2015, 08:28 PM (1 replies)
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