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Name: Steve
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Hometown: Florida
Home country: US
Current location: US
Member since: Sat Oct 16, 2004, 01:04 PM
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love it!

And Floridians RE-ELECTED this evil alien SOB

When I took a finance class in 1979....

profit maximization for maximum shareholder value WAS the gospel. It was in black and white in my textbook.

Max profits = as little wages and salaries and benefits as legally possible. I agree, it's not mandatory but it was sure as hell out there then. It probably still is.

1986 SCOTUS: Bowers v. Hardwick 478 U.S. 186, gay people having sex in private is BAD


Bowers v. Hardwick, 478 U.S. 186 (1986), is a United States Supreme Court decision, overturned in 2003, that upheld, in a 5–4 ruling, the constitutionality of a Georgia sodomy law criminalizing oral and anal sex in private between consenting adults when applied to homosexuals.

The majority opinion, written by Justice Byron White, argued that the Constitution did not confer "a fundamental right to engage in homosexual sodomy." A concurring opinion by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger cited the "ancient roots" of prohibitions against homosexual sex, quoting William Blackstone's description of homosexual sex as an "infamous crime against nature", worse than rape, and "a crime not fit to be named." Burger concluded: "To hold that the act of homosexual sodomy is somehow protected as a fundamental right would be to cast aside millennia of moral teaching." Justice Lewis F. Powell later said he regretted joining the majority, but thought the case of little importance at the time.

Actual bad decision here: http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?navby=CASE&court=US&vol=478&page=186

How many years of experience do you have in the IT field ?

IT field = software, hardware, networks, consulting, programming, fixing PC's and Mac's, getting PAID to do something computer-related, help desk even, etc etc.


I have zero.

Chrome, Firefox, Safari and IE – All Browsers Hacked at Pwn2Own Competition


The Annual Pwn2Own Hacking Competition 2015 held in Vancouver is over and participants from all over the world nabbed $557,500 in bug bounties for 21 critical bugs in top four web browsers as well as Windows OS, Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash.

During the second and final day of this year’s hacking contest, the latest version of all the four major browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari, were compromised by the two security researchers.

Sponsored by HP's Zero Day Initiative program, the Pwn2Own Hacking Competition ran two days at a security conference in Vancouver, Canada. The final highlights for Pwn2Own 2015 are quite impressive:

5 bugs in the Windows operating system
4 bugs in Internet Explorer 11
3 bugs in Mozilla Firefox
3 bugs in Adobe Reader
3 bugs in Adobe Flash
2 bugs in Apple Safari
1 bug in Google Chrome
$557,500 USD bounty paid out to researchers

your post really makes me sad

Despite the lack of a sister, I had and have a really awesome family. We had our problems to be sure, but we were all pretty nice people. I just cannot fathom why blood sisters and brothers can't just kiss and make up (not blaming you here, honest). A BROTHER AND SISTER ARE FAMILY, damnit. Family is so extraordinarily important. To me anyway.

God bless you, and I hope your sisters reconsider how important you are and treat you infinitely better!

The BMB is still on the loose! Akron residents, keep your eyes peeled!

If you see something (or smell something), say something!

Be a good citizen, let's apprehend this dastardly criminal!


Best rock album of all time (in your opinion, of course)

For me, Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin was pretty memorable.

1908 SCOTUS: Muller v. Oregon 208 U.S. 412, Women are too fragile to work as much as men


Muller v. Oregon, 208 U.S. 412 (1908), was a landmark decision in United States Supreme Court history, as it justifies both sex discrimination and usage of labor laws during the time period. The case upheld Oregon state restrictions on the working hours of women as justified by the special state interest in protecting women's health. The ruling had important implications for protective labor legislation. The case was decided a mere three years after Lochner v. New York, 198 U.S. 45 (1905), in which a New York law restricting the weekly working hours of bakers was invalidated.

Though with the state winning in shorter hours for women, and the popular progressives being happy with the outcome, equal-rights feminists were against this because it worked so heavily on the separation of the sexes into two stereotyped gender-roles and restricted women's financial independence.This labor law gave white women more protection, but it excluded women of color, food processors, agricultural workers, and white collar educated women. The governmental interest in public welfare outweighed the freedom of contract that is displayed in the 14th Amendment and the effects of Muller v. Oregon did not change until the New Deal days in the 1930s. It was also a watershed in the development of maternalist reforms.
The ruling was criticized because it set a precedent to use sex differences, and in particular women's child-bearing capacity, as a basis for separate legislation, supporting the idea that the family has priority over women's rights as workers.

Actual opinion here: http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=208&invol=412

It's snowing AGAIN in the northeast....

Post here to tell us how very sick of it you are.

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