alan1tx

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  • You mean?

    onomatopoeia

    (ŏn′ə-măt′ə-pē′ə, -mä′tə-)n.

    The formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.

  • alan1tx commented on the blog post Texas Town Suspends Teacher Because She Is Transgender

    2014-04-11 11:24:30View | Delete

    Just last week we were told:

    One of the many virtues of a free society is the right to choose [sic] whom you want to associate with. Part of that right involves the ability to refuse to associate with those whom you find objectionable…

    An open decision in an open society. Not pleasant, no conflict is, but completely keeping within the bounds of appropriate moral behavior. There was no violence nor threats made to person or property, just a simple protest and pledge of non-participation.

  • alan1tx commented on the diary post Catherine Rampell Is Right: Medicare Is a Steal, but for Whom? by Dean Baker.

    2014-04-11 10:26:40View | Delete

    I may be wrong but I think the Medicare taxes you speak of covers Hospital Insurance. Premiums cover about 25% of doctor, etc.

    And the rest comes from the General Fund (those people who pay Federal Income Taxes, or as you point out, new debt).

  • I love how half the people here think the heavy handed government has it’s jack boot on the neck of the little guy, it’s government property which means it belongs to the people, just like Occupy!

    And the other half think the guys a rich right wing crazy man who thinks he’s above the law.

    The normally reliable echo chamber is broke today.

  • Obama White House, Press Secretary Jay Carney said it was a good thing that 2.5M Americans left the workforce because of Obamacare because they would no longer be “trapped in a job.”

    Besides, according to the article the employees are already getting federal and state benefits.

  • If every Walmart closed tomorrow it wouldn’t be a bad thing. Obama White House, Press Secretary Jay Carney could claim Americans leaving the workforce was a good thing, because they would no longer be “trapped in a job.”

  • The image above isn’t the normal “people of walmart” images that get passed around.

  • alan1tx commented on the diary post ANR Pipeline: Introducing TransCanada’s Keystone XL for Fracking by Steve Horn.

    2014-04-08 04:46:02View | Delete

    Good points, and if it’s really all about carbon and global warming/climate change/climate disruption, you’ll have to at least consider nuclear. Nuclear energy produces more clean air energy than all other sources combined and is the only one that can produce large amounts of electricity around the clock, 365 days a year. Nuclear accounted for [...]

  • alan1tx commented on the blog post #Mozillagate: National Review Attacks Free Association

    2014-04-07 05:04:48View | Delete

    I don’t know anything about Brendan Eich, but this seems an odd position to support:

    “One of the many virtues of a free society is the right to choose [sic] whom you want to associate with. Part of that right involves the ability to refuse to associate with those whom you find objectionable.

    Free people within the Mozilla community freely chose to distance themselves from Eich over his political views regarding gay rights.”

    If he had been on the other side of the issue, an openly gay fellow for example, and bigots didn’t want to associate with him, so he had to lose his job, would we all still agree that “That’s just the way it is in a free society”?

  • alan1tx commented on the blog post The Final Decision on Keystone XL

    2014-04-04 12:49:24View | Delete

    this pipeline will cause supply reduction and price increase

    This is speculation and illogical speculation at that. If even 100% were refined and sent to foreign markets there wouldn’t be a supply reduction.

  • alan1tx commented on the blog post #Mozillagate: National Review Attacks Free Association

    2014-04-04 11:49:48View | Delete

    Heh.

    A wondering mind down a well worn path.

  • alan1tx commented on the blog post #Mozillagate: National Review Attacks Free Association

    2014-04-04 11:27:06View | Delete

    Clearly Brendan Eich didn’t fall into a protected class.

    Our organizational culture reflects diversity and inclusiveness. We welcome contributions from everyone regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender-identity, language, race, sexual orientation, geographical location and religious views. Mozilla supports equality for all… […unless other employees don’t want to freely associate with you].

  • alan1tx commented on the blog post The Final Decision on Keystone XL

    2014-04-04 11:08:18View | Delete

    What happens to this particular oil is irrevelent. There are over 150,000 gas stations accross the US, not to mention aviation fuel, lubricating oil, heating oil, plastics, manufacturing, etc.

    The US imports 10.6M bbl per day (40% of our usage). We also export 3.2M bbl per day as crude or refined oil products. That means if KXL goes to full production it’ll amount to a few percent of our daily usage, and if we refine it and ship it all out, there will be zero net change.

  • alan1tx commented on the blog post The Final Decision on Keystone XL

    2014-04-04 09:35:31View | Delete

    Some might be more inclined to oppose the pipeline if they weren’t using oil every day.

    The average American consumes about 2.6 gallons of finished petroleum products per day (oil, fuel, plastics, etc.) This rate has held fairly constant over the past 26 years, pipeline or no pipeline, domestic or imported, high priced or low.

  • Not sure this is trending in the right direction. When it was illegal for everyone to own or use, things were rather clear. People still used, but some people just find it hard to follow the rules. Now that it’s legal a little bit with restrictions, the rules are too restrictive, and besides, what’s the big deal. People inclined to break an easily stated law are even more inclined to violate/exceed restrictions.

    Home gardening is huge. I can’t wait to add it to my tomato patch for the fun of it even if I don’t use it. People bring their excess tomatoes and other veggies to work to share, I have no doubt there would be some friendly fun competition.

    We have a DUI law that uses blood levels, which is totally irrelevant as far as impairment is concerned.

    To open a shop that sells it you have to apply for a license and there are so many available so they take the applications and then whittle them down. That would be okay EXCEPT the application has a very high fee AND you have to already have your place of business set up but it can’t be adding on to another business.

    You can’t use in public. It’s legal to own and use, but if you’re on an empty beach with some friends and you light up you are breaking the law.

    home growers are doing it anyway, just like they did before it was legal.

    Lets say the arbitrary limit is 5 plants – size matters people! – and the police find an evil 6th and 7th plant.

    It is my right to grow the type of marijuana I want.

  • alan1tx commented on the blog post Obamacare: 7 Million Signups Isn’t 7 Million Covered

    2014-04-01 12:52:38View | Delete

    Don’t forget all the doxies who want their employer to pay for their sleep-around pills and abortions. That’s a heavily touted constituency.

  • alan1tx commented on the blog post One Tweet Which Shows Why Obamacare Has Been a Hard Sell

    2014-03-31 11:53:23View | Delete

    I read the only way they can collect a fine is if you are expecting a tax refund, they can grab that. Otherwise, no teeth. Just change your tax withhoulding so you don’t get a refund and, no problem.

  • alan1tx commented on the blog post One Tweet Which Shows Why Obamacare Has Been a Hard Sell

    2014-03-31 10:34:04View | Delete

    Democrats often went with the messaging which tested best even when their law didn’t really address the problem.

    This could be said about everything they have ever done.

  • alan1tx commented on the blog post BP Admits To Spilling Even More Oil In Lake Michigan

    2014-03-28 11:15:58View | Delete

    Has FEMA been ordered to distribute bottled water?

  • I didn’t suggest, blithely or otherwise, that someone making $20,000 a year can totally save for his own retirement. I suggested we raise the payroll tax so that there will be future SS funds to provide for his (and our) retirement. If you’re unwilling to pay into the system to keep it solvent, why should we expect anyone else to?

    BTW, I like how you called my argument garbage because I keep bringing up percentages prove it, and then you make an argument based on percentages.

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