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2008/3/11-13 [Transportation/Motorcycle] UID:49413 Activity:low
3/10    http://www.roadracerx.com/article.php?article_id=358
        Even Bay Area bicycle couriers hardly your typical law-and-order conservatives
        now say that Critical Mass is making things worse, not better,
        for day-to-day riders.
        \_ That was a pretyt good article on motorcycle commuting (on which
        \_ That was a pretty good article on motorcycle commuting (on which
           he is totally correct.) But since his assertion about bike
           couriers is totally unsourced, I'm not sure why you posted this.
           \_ because he's a stupid troll.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ_qK4g6ntM
        \_ Very funny! Is subprime a unique problem in the US? Or
           is it widespread to other countries?
           \_ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Rock
              \_ Northern Rock did not underwrite sub-prime
                 loans. They ran out of cash when the short-term money
                 markets dried up. Giving people a loan w/o confirming
                 their income, and the investment banks'
                 securitization conduits w/o regard to underwriting
                 and risk were mostly Americans'
                 stupidity/genius. Those burned overseas bought our
                 mortgage bonds.
2008/3/11 [Uncategorized] UID:49414 Activity:kinda low
3/10    Hey williamc, do you have Asperger's Syndrome?
        \_ don't most of us on soda?
           \_ that may be true but williamc is a bit severe, IMHO
2008/3/11-13 [Uncategorized] UID:49415 Activity:nil
3/11    Glenn Beck's video coverage of the media bias covering him (redux from
        yesterday, this time on TV).
        http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2008/03/11/beck.liberal.media.cycle.cnn
2008/3/11-13 [Politics/Domestic/911, Politics/Domestic/President] UID:49416 Activity:high
3/10    Motd poll!  Spitzer should:
        Resign and go away: .
        Stay and fight: .
        Legalize prostitution: ..
        Stay and post a picture of Kristen, 5'5" 105lbs: ..
        Encourage call-girls and clients to fly to LV: ..
                \_ mmmm.. destroy families, legally ruin the lives of more
                   young girls, make a few more movies like pretty woman to
                   give them a positive role model.
                   \_ Large scale prositution exists now.  But because it
                      is illegal and unregulated it is much nastier.  Illegal
                      immagrent sex slaves and pimps are the sort of
                      thing that regulation would drive way down.  (Not to
                      other risks involved with the occupation.)  Yes it
                      might offended your delicate sensabilities, but making
                      consenual activities illegal never helps.
                      \_ Someone thinks prostitution is bad, call them a prude,
                         declare victory!  *laugh*  It is hard to argue with
                         your "logic".
                         \_ actually it looks like he made a number of
                            substantive points that you ignored.
                            \_ Uh huh... poster's "substantive points":
                               1: fighting crime is hard. ignoring it is easy.
                               2: making crimes illegal makes them worse.
                               3: making crimes legal makes bad people stop
                                  doing those things.
                               4: you're a prude so nyah!  send in the hookers!
                               Which of these is a substantive point?
                               And how many of my points did the person reply
                               to vs. ignore? 2 were serious, 1 was tongue in
                               cheek.  *all* ignored.  Carry on.
                   \_ Trust the INVISIBLE HAND!
        Stay and post a picture of Kristen, 5'5" 105lbs: ..
        RIDE BIKE: ...
        Lie low until the furor settles down: .
        \_ RIDE BIKE so he becomed impotent, thereby removing the problem?
        \_ I can't be bothered to learn the details of this case. Can anyone
           summarize the salient points? So this guy hired a prostitute,
           anything else?
           \_ Apparently he transported her across state lines, which makes it
              a federal offense.
              \_ Did he? I thought he just mailed some money across state
                 lines. That is also a federal offence though.
                 \_ He also prosecuted others for doing exactly what he just
                    got caught doing when he was AG.
                 \_ "planning to meet a prostitute in Washington after arranging
                    for her to travel from New York."
                    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aQB02sFNJ0Jg&refer=home
                    First link I got off google news.
                 \_ "planning to meet a prostitute in Washington after
                    arranging for her to travel from New York."
                    First link I got off google news. With
                    "spitzer prostitute across state line"
2008/3/11-13 [Uncategorized] UID:49417 Activity:nil
3/10    Oh geez, spitzer cartoon
        http://media.townhall.com/Townhall/Car/b/littleguy.jpg
        \_ Oh geez, townhall.
2008/3/11-13 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:49418 Activity:nil
3/10    The smoking gun on Hillary's foreign policy claims is...Sinbad?!
        http://blog.washingtonpost.com/sleuth/2008/03/sinbad_unloads_on_hillary_clin.html
        \_ And this, kids, is why you don't fluff your resume.
2008/3/11-13 [Computer/SW] UID:49419 Activity:nil
3/10    polimon (politicial mosters) cute little animated jpg
        http://i29.tinypic.com/1zx6ttt.jpg
        \_ No such thing as an animated JPEG.  It's a GIF with the wrong file
           extension.
2008/3/11-13 [Transportation/Motorcycle] UID:49420 Activity:nil
3/10    I have been riding a EX500 for a few years and I'm thinking of
        getting something more fun and comfy. Does anyone have a
        CBR 600RR? How is the suspension and handling compared to a
        EX500? I'm guessing it would be like a pinto vs. Ferrari type
        of comparison but without testing a 600RR I'm just speculating.
        \_ I've ridden F2s and F3s in the past.  The F3 in particular
           was impressive.  However I wouldn't want to use a bike like
           that for any long rides, the sitting position was pretty
           harsh.
        \_ I rode an F2 for years, it was fast but not very comfortable.
           Too bad you didn't post this last week, my Ducati Monster M900
           was up for sale. Email me in case the guy who has it now falls
           through. -ausman
2008/3/11-13 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:49421 Activity:high
3/10    Exhaustive Pentagon review finds no Saddam/Al Qaeda link:
        http://www.mcclatchydc.com/227/v-print/story/29959.html
        "An exhaustive review of more than 600,000 Iraqi documents that were
        captured after the 2003 U.S. invasion has found no evidence that
        Saddam Hussein's regime had any operational links with Osama bin
        Laden's al Qaida terrorist network."
        \_ 600k documents really isn't that many although it sounds impressive
           there are still many millions no one has looked at yet.  I find it
           amusing that the article states several times the Saddam was
           distrustful of religious terrorists being a secular strongman and
           then gives a list of all the religious terrorist groups he
           supported.
        \_ We're busy trying to find the link between Al Qaida and Barack
           Hussein Obama now!
           \_ Obama with an 's' is Osama, what bigger link do you want?
              \_ Barack -> Iraq
                 Hussein -> ...
                 Obama -> Osama
                 It's all there right under our noses! Really, it's
                 careless of the Illuminati. They are getting cocky and
                 toying with us. Of course, Obama is really an artificial
                 being, engineered to be the optimally appealing candidate
                 at this point in time. Thus the ethnic mix, the
                 speechmaking styles that are a composite of Kennedy and
                 MLK Jr, and the exhortations of change designed to
                 perpetuate the facade of democracy while They continue
                 to pull our strings.
                 \_ Hey good point. I never considered the possibility that
                    Obama might be an Alien-Human hybrid created by MJ12.
                    Obama might be an Alien-Human hybrid created MJ12.
                    \_ MJ12 isn't a "thing" like a creature.  It is an
                       organization.  If you're going to get all conspiracy,
                       get it right.  --UFO lover
                       \_ Corrected. I was missing the "by."
                          \_ So you claim!  How do we know you're really you?
                             What agency do you work for?  Why are you trying
                             to create a disinformation campaign?
                    Obama might be an Alien-Human hybrid created MJ12.
                             \_ It's all to throw us off the real scent. Just
                                like Obama's name. I don't think it's careless.
                                There is always a meaning, we just need to find
                                it. Think! What would "created MJ12" mean?
                                It's a clue about the origin of MJ12! And
                                hybrid? Hybrids... Toyota is involved somehow.
                                Layers upon layers...
                                \_ Toyota and Templar both start with T,
                                   curiouser and curiouser.
2008/3/11-13 [Reference/RealEstate] UID:49422 Activity:nil
3/10    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ_qK4g6ntM
        \_ Very funny! Is subprime a unique problem in the US? Or
           is it widespread to other countries?
           \_ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Rock
              \_ Northern Rock did not underwrite sub-prime
                 loans. They ran out of cash when the short-term money
                 markets dried up. Giving people a loan w/o confirming
                 their income, and the investment banks'
                 securitization conduits w/o regard to underwriting
                 and risk were mostly Americans'
                 stupidity/genius. Those burned overseas bought our
                 mortgage bonds.
           \_ We "securitized" our subprime loans and sold it to anyone who
              would buy it.  Banks shoveled turds into a bag, got other banks
              to buy it and then said (Nelson laugh) "ha ha".
        \_ The British people are laughing at us, does that mean they
           don't have any subprime problem? How do they deal with it?
           \_ No, they bought a ton of our garbage loans.  They have a lot to
              be very somber about.
2008/3/11-13 [Health/Disease/General] UID:49423 Activity:nil
3/11    Jail baits are not just jail baits.  They are bombs.
        http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080311/ap_on_he_me/teen_stds
        \_ But men don't get cervical cancer.
        \_ HPV isn't that big of a deal.  Seriously.  Get over it.
           \_  But....but...SEX!! !!! SPTIZER!!!!!!1!1!1
                \_ The Sptizer thing is kind of funny since Sptizer broke
                   up an expensive call girl ring while AG.
        \_ Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul.
           Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps
           down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.
2008/3/11-13 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:49424 Activity:nil
3/11    Daylight Savings Time doesn't save energy.
        http://tech.yahoo.com/blog/null/83073
        \_ But it saves awesomeness.
2008/3/11-13 [Science/Electric, Finance/Investment] UID:49425 Activity:moderate
3/11    Interest rate going below 0%? Is that silly or what?
        http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23547244/page/2
        \_ yeah its silly.  Other stuff can happen that they dont mention
           in that article, especially since the circumstances look distrubingly
           like current environment.  See, for example
           in that article, especially since the circumstances look
           distrubingly like current environment.  See, for example
           disturbingly like current environment.  See, for example
           http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquidity_trap
2008/3/11-13 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Israel] UID:49426 Activity:low
3/11    What's the difference between the word "Jew" and "Jewish"?
        \_ A Jew is a Jewish person. Jew is a noun, Jewish is an adjective.
           Like, duh.
           \_ Interestingly, the word "Jew" by itself is far more likely to
              be used by anti-Semites than the word "Jewish."  Google the word
              "Jew" and read their disclaimer for a more involved explanation.
2008/3/11-13 [Uncategorized] UID:49427 Activity:nil
3/11    Critical Massholes (or: Why I No Longer Ride with Critical Mass)
        http://i25.tinypic.com/4q4voj.jpg
        I didn't know critical mass was in so many cities.
        \_ stupid troll, strike 2
2008/3/11-13 [Finance/Investment] UID:49428 Activity:nil
3/11    The next bubble: priming the markets for tomorrow's big crash
        http://www.harpers.org/archive/2008/02/0081908
        \_ GLOBAL RECESSION! I told you so!             -recession swami
2008/3/11-13 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:49429 Activity:high
3/11    13 scandals, all Republicans labeled as such, only one D labeled:
  http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Blotter/popup?id=2841254&contentIndex=1&page=1
        \_ False. Look again. Is Tobias Republican? How about West?
           \_ Ooh, you're right.  They failed to label 2 R's.  Compared to all
              but one D.
              \_ Or you could say that they failed to label 2 R's and 3 D's
                 one of whom was President Clinton. Does anyone really know
                 one of whom was President Clinton. Does anyone really not know
                 that Clinton was a Democrat? But they did pick twice as
                 many R scandals. Is that liberal bias or just the fact
                 that R's have been getting in hot water more lately?
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