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Message 231 of 603 (753187)
03-17-2015 3:23 PM


The African Queen!!!
even with nooses around their necks the enemy captain married them!

- xongsmith, 5.7d

  
xongsmith
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Message 241 of 603 (753518)
03-20-2015 12:08 PM
Reply to: Message 240 by Dr Adequate
03-20-2015 11:10 AM


Re: Voting: Make it a carrot instead of manditory?
Well, assuming that we ever restore a fairer taxation on the rich here in the USA, we could offer a carrot rather than stick by giving voters a $50 refund on their taxes. Most of these people who don't vote probably fall into a general group of people who just want to be left alone and not have the "government" mess with them. This is similar to the vaccination thread, in a certain way. These non-voters are basically along for the ride on the backs of the voters.
Perhaps voting in the primaries is more important, so maybe $30 there, then $20 for the nationals. Or some amounts that would work best. It is true that proving you voted on your tax form without revealing how you voted is problematical. Your social security number is never on the ballot.
Another thing - make all balloting done by mail-in sent to all registered voters and give them 2 weeks to mail it in. Each mail-in ballot would have a random serial number that appears on the carbon copy as well. On the website for your ward you could anonymously look up your serial number and see how it was counted. Homeless voters could go to someone who could get them a ballot after careful checks to make sure they were not illegals or had already voted.
The whole concept of voting will always have its flaws with the evils of shrewd expensive advertising propaganda. But that is what the USA is founded on, so we have to accept it.

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Message 424 of 603 (795351)
12-11-2016 7:58 PM
Reply to: Message 423 by Tanypteryx
12-11-2016 12:33 PM


Re: paddle ball question
Tanypteryx asks:
I got one of those paddleballs as a gift when I was a kid. Have you ever seen anyone who could successfully hit the ball more than 3 times in sequence? I think I maybe spent 5 minutes on it before I gave up and never "had fun" with it again.
Wasn't there a scene in the movie, The Misfits, where Marilyn Monroe goes well over 100 as the bar cheers her on? Ah yes...here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IuMUzCJ5m8

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Message 459 of 603 (802447)
03-16-2017 2:54 PM
Reply to: Message 458 by ringo
03-16-2017 12:03 PM


Re: Lots of equipment can have surveillance ability
Ringo observes
Faith writes:
These innocent-looking devices may be spying on you, or performing other nefarious actions:
People are already shovelling their personal information onto Facebook so fast that the CIA can't read it all. Nobody needs to hack your toaster.
That's our best hope - glut them all with endless terabytes of endless twaddle. TMI!

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