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by dunstvangeet
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: Senate/House Judiciary: AG William Barr Contempt of Congress Hearing - 5/8/19; Mueller Report
Replies: 149
Views: 4341

Re: House Judiciary: AG William Barr Public Hearing - 5/2/19; Mueller Report

I don’t understand why Barr’s false summary of the report means Trump can’t be impeached or indicted. Well, in order to be convicted in impeachment, you need 67 votes (or 2/3rds of those present). That means that you need 20 Republican Senators (along with every Democrat & Independent) to vote for ...
by dunstvangeet
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Sometimes the Name of the guy just fits...
Replies: 17
Views: 574

Sometimes the Name of the guy just fits...

A pro-gun activist lobbied for “constitutional carry” by showing up at Texas lawmakers’ homes. Now the bill is DOA. A Texas bill allowing gun owners to carry concealed firearms without a permit is now indefinitely stalled after a pro-gun activist advocated for the legislation by stalking state lawm...
by dunstvangeet
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Gay Rights - LGBT - Same Sex Marriage
Replies: 5823
Views: 282664

Re: Gay Rights - LGBT - Same Sex Marriage

How will this play with Trump's base? Probably pretty well. I often hear that LGBT and feminists in the US need to stop criticizing issues here because it is 'so much worse in muslim countries', so this dovetails pretty well with one of their standard domestic excuses. They get to be critical of br...
by dunstvangeet
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: anyone familiar with KS Kpers?
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: anyone familiar with KS Kpers?

You might want to check. From what I've been able to research, you add your age, to your years of service. Since you entered service in August of 2001, you have 17 years of service. Your age is 52. So, by my calculation, you should have a total of 69 points at this point. I think you're doubling the...
by dunstvangeet
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Anybody live in or around Indianapolis, IN?
Replies: 29
Views: 983

Re: Anybody live in or around Indianapolis, IN?

Muncie, IN (just outside Indianapolis) supposedly has more chain restaurants (nationals and also locals trying to grow) or any comparable town. They have a University which helps, but more importantly, they are the most statistically average place in America. It's the perfect place to test your res...
by dunstvangeet
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Anybody live in or around Indianapolis, IN?
Replies: 29
Views: 983

Re: Anybody live in or around Indianapolis, IN?

My state income tax bill is about 20% of what it was in Oregon. My property tax, OTOH, is about 150% of what it was in Oregon. What's your sales tax bill? Oregon has no sales tax, which means that they have a fairly high income tax. Other places have a low income tax, but have sales tax to supplime...
by dunstvangeet
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown
Replies: 1430
Views: 37308

Re: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown

Muslim youth group collects trash at national parks during government shutdown Members of a Muslim youth group collected trash and cleaned up national parks around the U.S. on Saturday and Sunday in an effort to assuage the damage done amid the government shutdown. Dozens of people associated with ...
by dunstvangeet
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Florida Man
Replies: 747
Views: 61019

Re: Florida Man

Shizzle Popped wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:32 pm
The Chihuahuas were “shaking and tormented” after their ordeal, according to an arrest report obtained by CBS Miami. Authorities took them to an animal shelter, where they are recovering.
When aren't Chihuahuas shaking?
by dunstvangeet
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown
Replies: 1430
Views: 37308

Re: 2018 Government Shutdown

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Great work by my Administration over the holidays to save Coast Guard pay during this #SchumerShutdown. No thanks to the Democrats who left town and are not concerned about the safety and security of Americans! Maybenaut, is this true? How did he do this without Con...
by dunstvangeet
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown
Replies: 1430
Views: 37308

Re: 2018 Government Shutdown

Anything he wants restricted to immigration. And Golf. That's important, too - because the Secret Service is one of the agencies that won't get paid during a shutdown , and even Trump knows that the optics of him golfing, surrounded by not-getting-paid agents, would probably be really bad, so he pr...
by dunstvangeet
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 10399
Views: 464232

Re: President Trump

That brings up an interesting discussion.

Federal Secret Service are Law-Enforcement agents. If a court was to issue a warrant for Donald Trump's arrest, would the Secret Service be obligated to bring him in?
by dunstvangeet
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Who will be the next WH Chief of Staff?
Replies: 109
Views: 3347

Re: Who will be the next WH Chief of Staff?

Should have added Donald Trump's old Personal Press person: John Miller.
by dunstvangeet
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Teh Funny Stuffs
Topic: Spill this.
Replies: 18
Views: 632

Re: Spill this.

A smart blonde is driving in her convertable and looks out the side of the car and sees a dumb blonde in the middle of a dry field, in a row boat, just rowing away. She is annoyed because this is the type of blonde that gives her a bad name and goes into the stereotypes. So, she decides to do someth...
by dunstvangeet
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump to eliminate birthright citizenship
Replies: 155
Views: 4816

Re: Trump to eliminate birthright citizenship

A question. If the fallacy/fantasy/theory that illegals ARE NOT subject to the "jurisdiction thereof" then how would the gov't have the authority/power to expel/remove/jail them? If they are not subject, then how can any legal action be taken? They have the ability to expel, remove, and jail them, ...
by dunstvangeet
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump to eliminate birthright citizenship
Replies: 155
Views: 4816

Re: Trump to eliminate birthright citizenship

Do you know what is truly scary? If this issue does somehow wind up back in front of SCOTUS. We have to hope that John Roberts is the swing vote. In order for that to happen, what would need to happen is as follows. Trump Issues Executive Order denying children of illegal immigrants their citizensh...
by dunstvangeet
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump to eliminate birthright citizenship
Replies: 155
Views: 4816

Re: Trump to eliminate birthright citizenship

Foggy wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:59 am
Two words:

Wong Kim Ark


:boxing:
And Plyler v. Doe.
by dunstvangeet
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: 5G wireless will make Earthlings extinct! (The Mighty Spork)
Replies: 45
Views: 1706

Re: 5G wireless will make Earthlings extinct! (The Mighty Spork)

I love the phrase "attended 12 semesters of college, as most Americans did, with paying scores." Let's see: 1: he doesn't say "graduated" 2: I'm not sure most Americans have attended college. 3: for those who have, I suspect the norm is 8 semesters, not 12. And there's probably more there I can't b...
by dunstvangeet
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Gay Rights - LGBT - Same Sex Marriage
Replies: 5823
Views: 282664

Re: Gay Rights - LGBT - Same Sex Marriage

The Trump maladministration has announced that it will deny visas to the same sex partners of diplomats. I would favor those countries denying representation both here and abroad to the US. I diubt that any of those countries absolutely must have doplomats here. Trump does not care what they have t...
by dunstvangeet
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Brett Kavanaugh - Nomination for Supreme Court
Topic: SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings, September 4 2018
Replies: 1614
Views: 39078

Re: SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings, September 4 2018

2: Gamble should win his case. Punishing someone twice for exactly the same crime is an affront to human rights - and that's clear from what happened to Gamble. However, I can see that neither side (state or federal) would be happy if avoiding conviction in one trial gave the perp a sort of immunit...
by dunstvangeet
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Post and Email
Replies: 10440
Views: 593084

Re: The Post and Email

For the "Subject to the Jurisdiction thereof" clause, you might want to take a look at the juris prudence in the accompying "within the jurisdiction" in the 14th Amendment. Plyler v. Doe is a good place to start. Texas basically passed a law denying the funding from schools for illegal immigrant chi...
by dunstvangeet
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: Resolution of Inquiry Re Impeachment; Commission to Declare President Incapacitated Re 25th Amendment
Replies: 251
Views: 14253

Re: Resolution of Inquiry Re Impeachment; Commission to Declare President Incapacitated Re 25th Amendment

The 25th Amendment doesn't actually remove the President from office, and furthermore is one of the messiest ways to declare him temporairly incapable from the office. These are the words of the 25th Amendment: Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the execut...
by dunstvangeet
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Unions & Labor Issues
Topic: Federal/Public Employees
Replies: 43
Views: 3757

Re: Federal/Public Employees

Everybody gets a locality adjustment. Everybody is in a locality, if you are in the United States. There are currently 47 localities that cover the entirity of the United States. There was a plan to enter another 2 localities, if I remember correctly, but those have probably already been put on hold...
by dunstvangeet
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: New & Upcoming Books - Trump Administration
Replies: 312
Views: 20468

Re: New & Upcoming Books - Trump Administration

https://twitter.com/StephenAtHome/status/1027740208903737344 Stephen Colbert ‏Verified account @StephenAtHome The Trump Presidential Library will consist entirely of tell-all books written by people who worked in the Trump White House. 7:15 PM - 9 Aug 2018 Nah, the Trump Presidential Library will c...
by dunstvangeet
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Unions & Labor Issues
Topic: Wage Theft
Replies: 8
Views: 1116

Re: Wage Theft

Two minutes to lock the door behind you, no problem. Ten minutes to close the shop down? That should be done on the clock. Two employers I had drew the time at seven minutes. You could clock in or out within seven minutes of starting or quitting time and it was logged as regular hours. Even at that...
by dunstvangeet
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Economy
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 587
Views: 46712

Re: Jobs

Looking for some generic advice. My current contract is up at the end of September. A current coworker that I have worked projects on had an interesting offer for when I am off contract. Without going into too much detail, I would be the tech writer for a project team but on a 1099 instead of W-2. ...

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