Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:September:26 Friday <Thursday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2008/9/26-30 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51311 Activity:nil
9/26    McCain wins debate!  Oh...errr....
        \_ So far McCain is far more well composed and articulate than
           Obama. Obama rambles a lot, and called him "Jim" Oh man
           I'm not happy about this.                    -liberal
           \_ McCain is holding well, Obama is defending himself
              fiercefully. This IS looking ugly.
        \_ He is preparing for the debate.
           This is BRILLIANT. He says there is "significant progress"
           towards the financial sector and thus will resume his campaign.
           He's going to use this as a leverage, criticizing Obama for
           not caring about the financial sector, while throwing off
           the Obama people who didn't expect this coming. Element of
           surprise, baby.              Sun Tzu's Ancient Art of War.
           \_ Don't you ever get bored pretending everything that McCain
              does is BRILLIANT!  If McCain was caught raping a 12 year
              old you'd have some story about how this was a brilliant
              tactical move on McCain's part and that Obama is playing
              right into his hand by suggesting that we shouldn't rape
              12 year olds.
              \_ You're BRILLIANT!!!
               \_ And obviously playing right into McCain's hands.
        \_ This reminds me of the time I was in junior high. I got into
           a fight with this guy and he was losing so he said "ok ok,
           I give up, you're right." I turned around, and the next thing
           I knew I was in the hospital. What a sucker I was. All I can say
           is ... well done, McCain. Obama is sucker.
           \_ You are idiot.
2008/9/26-30 [Uncategorized] UID:51312 Activity:low
9/26    Any idea why soda wasn't accepting logins until 1pm today?
         \_ don't know but I was already on and it knew UIDs only
            (no associated usernames) so it makes sense that username
            based login was failing
        \_ it was pretty sick. Possibly the LDAP server was offline.
2008/9/26-30 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51313 Activity:nil
9/25    How the McCain Administration forced the Large Hadron Collider to go
2008/9/26-10/1 [Politics/Domestic/911] UID:51314 Activity:nil
9/25    I don't understand this whole thing. Haven't we learned anything
        from the Roaring 20s, highly unregulated FREE MARKET boom, good
        times, unsustainable market, politicians doing nothing... all led
        to the big crash of 1929? There are so many parallels between the
        unregulated market of 1920s and the unregulated market of home
        loans. Do we not learn from our own past?
        \_ I don't learn from my own past so I will repeat the mistake I've
           made before (here goes):  We don't learn from our mistakes, but
           they are not the mistakes you think.  The only economists pre-
           dicting the great depression were of the Austrian school and
           they believed that it was(/would be) brought on by the easy
           credit available due to the FED.  Which was Gubment action
           (The Austrian School was VERY pro "FREE MARKET").  It should be
           pointed out that this theory can fit fine with other theories
           including the French/Marxist ideas of income inequality/structural
           imbalances in methods of accumulation vs. methods of consumption
           (forgive me if my terminology is off; it has been 15 years since
           I studied this stuff and I may have the phrases wrong).
           Furthermore, having set up this fall, the FED then exacerbated it
           by tightening money supply right at the time when an increase in
           the money supply was needed to keep marginal banks from failing.
           (This was a bit of a power struggle between the New York Branch
           which wanted a looser money supply and the DC bank which won out).
           Congress then got into the act with Tarriffs and other idiotic
           protectionism, just to make sure the pooch was screwed proper.
           Nothing the Government was able to do really helped much untill
           the War came along.
           \_ Actually, the New Deal made a huge difference. The economy
              grew at 9-11% most years from 1932 to 1939.
              \_ Isn't New Deal a COMMUNIST thing?
2008/9/26-10/1 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Israel] UID:51315 Activity:nil
9/26    The Settlers in Israel are taking on their own government:
        \_ But do they have wood for sheep?
2008/9/26-10/1 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51316 Activity:nil
9/26    McCain lies about the Obama wanting to raise taxes on people
        making $42K.  Does he like being known as McCain the Liar?
        \_ Better than Obama the fascist.
           \_ Did you even read that article?  Do you have 3 functioning
              brain cells or do you just like acting like a mouth breathing
              \_ Yes, I did read it, thanks.
               \_ So are you dumber than dirt or just a troll?
2008/9/26-10/1 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iran, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Others] UID:51317 Activity:low
9/26    Russia's a democracy. Iran's a democracy. Wouldn't they be
        members of McCain's League of Democracies?
        \_ Russia is definitely not a democracy.  Any decision may be
           arbitrarily changed by Putin.  Iran is not a democracy, at least
           no the US version.  any decision by the democratically elected
           not the US version.  any decision by the democratically elected
           leadership can be overruled by the chief cleric.
           \_ And yet they both hold reasonably free and fair elections, which
              makes them democracies, at least by definition. What McCain is
              proposing (and you are agreeing with) is an arbitrary club of
              countries we like. We currently call this NATO.
        \_ I still don't think you can really say Iran and Russia are
           democracies.  It stretches the bounds of credibility to say that
           Russia has free and fair elections.  The country is controlled
           by Putin.  Few would disagree with this.  Absolutely any decision
           in Iran can be modified by the Supreme Ruler I mean head cleric.
2008/9/26-30 [Uncategorized] UID:51318 Activity:nil
9/26    Wtf is an existential threat?
        \_ That is when a moody German author wearing a turtleneck threatens
           to bore you death.
        \_ A threat to your existence.
2008/9/26-10/1 [Politics/Domestic, Politics/Domestic/California] UID:51319 Activity:nil
        Republicans more satisfied with sex than Democrats.
        \_ Women and fags are more likely to be Democrats.
        \_ I think it is all the bathroom sex.
2008/9/26-30 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51320 Activity:moderate
9/26    McCain is going to be our next president. I didn't know how bad
        Obama was in the debate until this very moment. It is a dark dark
        realization. Sad. Depressed.                            -liberal
        \ You want to make a bet on that?  -aspo
           \_ It's all about how you say it and how you look. It's clear
              the old man is calm and looks better. He irritates the hell
              out of the young man who is fiercely trying to defend himself.
              \_ As I said.  A simple bet, say $100? -aspo
        \_ Old man is well composed, irritates young man who now looks
           more like super sighing Al Gore
        \- DRAW, BABY DRAW
        \_ Obama knocked it out of the park. McCain looked old, cranky and
           inarticulate and kept talking out of turn. I am sorry to say
           that the most liberal member of the Senate will be the next
           President. -Conservative
        \_ Undecided voters favored Obama:
           inarticulate. Obama looked Presidential.
           inarticulate. Obama looked Presidential. -Conservative
        \_ There's going to be a really big poll in November.  Worry about
           arguing your points, not the outcome of the vote.
2008/9/26-10/1 [Uncategorized] UID:51321 Activity:nil
        How to win a fight with a conservative.
2008/9/26-10/1 [Uncategorized] UID:51322 Activity:nil
9/26    Man, I love the GLT:
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