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Posted on September 23 at 3:01 p.m.

I'll bet we are all really going to miss Henry Yang after he leaves and Janet Napolitano finds his replacement... Except for maybe blahblah and some of the other militants here who want to see "generation selfie" answered with grenade launchers and tanks.

On Chancellor Gets a Raise

Posted on September 23 at 12:49 p.m.

"The rules are there for a reason."

Because some people enjoy inflicting petty tyranny over their fellow man?

On Cajun Kitchen Rallies to Save 'Gator Boy'

Posted on September 23 at 12:45 p.m.

The EPA is a tyrannical agency run by the biggest corporations in the industry and is used to squash competition, give special privileges to the big corporations that run the agency and write the regulations, destroy the property rights of individuals and inflict toxic chemicals into our environment.

The more power you give the EPA, the more power industry will have to pollute our environment.

Until we begin to respect private property rights and abolish the EPA, this tyrannical organization will continue to decimate the free enterprise system and increase pollution.

On Drill Baby Drill?

Posted on September 16 at 4:10 p.m.

I am in no way shape or form excusing Ray Rice's actions toward his wife, it shouldn't have happened, period. Generally I agree with the article and I think women who are in abusive relationships should do what they can to get out of them and report them to authorities if they are truly dangerous.

However, if we really want to look at the overall dynamic we really don't know the full story of their relationship. Women can be extremely emotionally, verbally and physically abusive as well. The video of Ray Rice hitting his wife showed her hitting him and apparently she may have spit on him. Was she complaining that he didn't spend enough time with his son? That's reasonable. Or was she complaining that he didn't buy enough stuff for her?

Women can even be sexually abusive, though in a different way from men, by withholding sex from their partner and using the fact that they can go out and have sex with other men at a moment's notice to hold over their head. Often they may do this because they are spoiled and do not get what they want.

Now, two wrongs certainly don't make a right, but if a woman is all kinds of abusive, spoiled and manipulative, then during one of her hissy fits she becomes physically violent - well, the man SHOULD STILL contain himself - however, admittedly, this may trigger violent tendencies in some men that would not be triggered by a more sensible and reasonable partner.

So I do believe women hold SOME responsibility to maintain civility in relationships, however I don't believe any woman deserves to be physically assaulted by her partner for any reason. Men, in this case, should take it upon themselves to leave the situation, optimally, just as a female should hopefully take it upon themselves to leave a violent situation.

The fact that we can't talk about women's role in spousal abuse is a problem in this society - we don't need to excuse the men's violence, we don't need to condone the fact that she stays with him, but we also don't need to condone the behavior of some women who are manipulative and serially abusive to men either.

On Report Domestic Violence

Posted on September 16 at 2:24 p.m.

Welcome to the United States’ Moderate Syrian Rebel Vetting Process. To see if you qualify for $500 million in American weapons, please choose an answer to the following questions:

As a Syrian rebel, I think the word or phrase that best describes me is:
A) Moderate
B) Very moderate
C) Crazy moderate
D) Other

I became a Syrian rebel because I believe in:
A) Truth
B) Justice
C) The American Way
D) Creating an Islamic caliphate

If I were given a highly lethal automatic weapon by the United States, I would:
A) Only kill exactly the people that the United States wanted me to kill
B) Try to kill the right people, with the caveat that I have never used an automatic weapon before
C) Kill people only after submitting them to a rigorous vetting process
D) Immediately let the weapon fall into the wrong hands

I have previously received weapons from:
A) Al Qaeda
B) The Taliban
C) North Korea
D) I did not receive weapons from any of them because after they vetted me I was deemed way too moderate

I consider ISIS:
A) An existential threat to Iraq
B) An existential threat to Syria
C) An existential threat to Iraq and Syria
D) The people who will pick up my American weapon after I drop it and run away

Complete the following sentence. “American weapons are…”
A) Always a good thing to randomly add to any international hot spot
B) Exactly what this raging civil war has been missing for the past three years
C) Best when used moderately
D) Super easy to resell online

Thank you for completing the Moderate Syrian Rebel Application Form. We will process your application in the next one to two business days. Please indicate a current mailing address where you would like your weapons to be sent. If there is no one to sign for them we will leave them outside the front door.

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowi...

On The Roots of ISIS

Posted on September 16 at 2 p.m.

Hmmm, I meant tabatha is right about native oaks growing back after fires, I actually agree more with 14noscams on climate change.

On Trees Being Cut Down at UCSB

Posted on September 16 at 1:58 p.m.

Tabatha is right, I hike through some burned areas and almost all of the oaks are growing back.

On Trees Being Cut Down at UCSB

Posted on September 16 at 1:56 p.m.

Fortunately it is civil society that is beginning to reject the nonsensical ideas of realitycheck88

On Skateboarders and Drunks?

Posted on September 16 at 1:53 p.m.

If I were the teller, after he demanded the money I would've been like, "Obviously you're not a golfer..."

On Man Robs State Street Bank

Posted on September 16 at 11:52 a.m.

"The photo at the link is the essence of the problem. Too long to discuss."

The photo is the essence of the problem? Was the picture taken from a helicopter or airplane? Is that the problem? Helicopters and airplanes too close to the cliffs?

Or is it that young people socializing together in nature is the problem? Should they wait until they are older to socialize in nature, or should we all socialize in our houses?

Looks like a bit of a sausage fest to me, is that the problem you have with the photo? Men should attempt to socialize with more females instead of almost exclusively with other males?

I mean, is there another photo I'm missing where they left trash or something? I'm really unsure how people in a cave on the beach not affecting anybody else is the "essence" of any "problems"?

On The Attraction of Caves

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