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by taks
Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 911 operator
Replies: 26
Views: 3481

choyrt wrote:
Melodie wrote:You can come work with me, as an Armed Guard. :P
That's what I've been trying to get! It's amazing how hard it is!
the type of folks that want to be armed guards, are probably exactly those that shouldn't be armed guards. :lol:

the same goes for politicians.

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by taks
Wed May 25, 2005 7:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Lions & Midgets & Death... OM...FG
Replies: 14
Views: 2023

i think the link is really a bbc link somewhere along the line (don't quote me...), just a hoax story that hasn't been pulled from legit websites. apparently it spread in a matter of days. it is a story that's soooo tragic the humor is impossible to disguise. when i first heard it, i thought 42 year...
by taks
Wed May 25, 2005 7:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Lions & Midgets & Death... OM...FG
Replies: 14
Views: 2023

i'm surprised they haven't yanked this yet. it is a hoax. well, an intentional fabrication by some buddies that were playing a "what if" game... it should be splattered all over the urban legend sites by now.
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by taks
Wed Aug 04, 2004 10:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Question about US presidency votes
Replies: 13
Views: 2668

http://www.fec.gov/index.html

i'd hardly call it unfair, apoxuponme, as 1) they don't have to accept matching if they don't want and 2) kerry got about $75 million dollars from the FEC as a result. certainly not chump change.

that doesn't even touch the so-called "soft money"...

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by taks
Fri Jul 30, 2004 6:25 am
Forum: Black Isle Games
Topic: bug in IWD1
Replies: 1
Views: 1117

bug in IWD1

edit: nevermind... a duh on my part.
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by taks
Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:33 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Walkout
Replies: 31
Views: 5887

Snookems wrote:So, why not consult the scientific community?
Dr. Jim Marburger (III i think). that's bush's science advisor. oddly, the guy is a democrat.

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by taks
Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:30 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Walkout
Replies: 31
Views: 5887

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof Do some reading, and get back to us. uh, hate to tell you but that's the quote directly from the US constitution that defines the "separation of church and state" as it is. i'd say he's at l...
by taks
Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Top 16 Things Bill Gates would change about ...
Replies: 11
Views: 2218

urban legend of course... btw, jack welch (the guy originally credited with the comeback) was the CEO of general electric, not general motors... :)

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by taks
Fri Apr 23, 2004 10:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: North Korea train blast 3000 casualties
Replies: 15
Views: 2779

given they didn't even admit to a problem till last night, i'm not surprised. NK is in a tough spot... they can't admit things are going awry without admitting they're powerless to fix the problems they have. admitting that they've managed the worst rail disaster (heck, one of the worst disasters in...
by taks
Fri Apr 23, 2004 10:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What do you want to see happen in Iraq
Replies: 37
Views: 5217

oddly, marilyn vos savant had an analysis on this one. she's the world's highest IQ chick... she did not do the analysis, btw, a statistician did. anyway, if i recall it goes something like this: in a popular vote only, your one vote counts as exactly one vote. if 100,000,001 people vote, the odds o...
by taks
Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:57 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: North Korea train blast 3000 casualties
Replies: 15
Views: 2779

i've heard reports that NK's infrastructure is deteriorating to the point that such a catastrophic happening is not unexpected anymore... rather, it was just a matter of time. i hope it's not as bad as they're thinking...

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by taks
Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What do you want to see happen in Iraq
Replies: 37
Views: 5217

You know, civilized countries do have things like SECOND ELECTION ROUND where the top 2 candidates from 1st round compete, so the winner WILL have a majority. well now, silverbow, perhaps if you actually read the article you'd find that option is discussed. the problem with this method is that in t...
by taks
Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What do you want to see happen in Iraq
Replies: 37
Views: 5217

i don't like the electoral system, either, and i have never stated i do, btw. keep that in mind when criticizing a system most people just don't understand. the reason we have an electoral college is due to the inefficiency of counting votes, particularly 200 years ago. it helps to minimize statisti...
by taks
Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What do you want to see happen in Iraq
Replies: 37
Views: 5217

i disagree. particularly in the area of statistics. it's why we have computers, wireless communications, telephones... the internet...

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by taks
Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What do you want to see happen in Iraq
Replies: 37
Views: 5217

Ewen Brown wrote:
taks wrote:true scientific analysis
the fact you said this is just too damn funny
why, because you're incapable of it?

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