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Captaink
Posted on: Jan 26 2013, 02:19 AM


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QUOTE (Research Monkey @ Jan 25 2013, 08:15 PM) *
I don't suppose I can get a raise on my warn level, just for old time's sake?

I'm actually curious what the jokes that prompted three separate warn increases were...honestly, I'd probably laugh at them today...
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Captaink
Posted on: Jan 26 2013, 01:28 AM


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People I know still post here. Huh...

Oh and I CAN STILL BAN PEOPLE.

SWEET.
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Captaink
Posted on: Nov 22 2011, 04:07 AM


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QUOTE (debator @ Nov 21 2011, 08:49 PM) *
coming out of a recession is not the time to cut the budget or raise taxes. yes, the debt is a big deal, but we need to put that on the back burner for another year or two.

People have been saying that for what, 200 years?

Our budget problems won't be resolved unless we stop electing representatives for the grand promises and start electing ones who can pass a basic econ class. Similarly, there are way too many people looking to make a career out of politics, rather than focus their life's work on some sector of the economy that creates value. I read somewhere that the US congress has more lawyers (as a percentage) than any other legislative body worldwide. Replacing trained liars and people who refuse to be wrong (sorry debator) with engineers, businessmen, and social scientists will go a long way towards improving congress' effectiveness.
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Captaink
Posted on: Nov 17 2011, 04:48 AM


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QUOTE (blondie13 @ Nov 16 2011, 08:28 PM) *
HR: Smurfed up my jury royally. Just want to crawl under a rock and never come out...

I heard about a mobster who smurfed up some juries once...

But seriously, that sucks. I've been butchering job interviews left and right, so I know the feeling
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Captaink
Posted on: Oct 3 2011, 07:50 AM


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QUOTE (beregond @ Oct 2 2011, 05:16 PM) *
QUOTE (dizzyizzy @ Oct 2 2011, 09:26 PM) *
QUOTE (overly_critical_man @ Sep 26 2011, 04:09 PM) *
Look at the poor slob that doesn't recognize the greatness of Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Buffalo Bills.

See, about that...

...I wouldn't exactly get up and cheer for Andy Dalton either...

You shut up andy dalton is the best qb in the league
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Captaink
Posted on: Sep 30 2011, 03:46 AM


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QUOTE (Jonesy @ Sep 29 2011, 10:42 PM) *
From all the money we aren't spending on dates

Touche.
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Captaink
Posted on: Sep 30 2011, 03:41 AM


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QUOTE (tryingtothinkagain @ Sep 29 2011, 10:34 PM) *
QUOTE (Captaink @ Sep 29 2011, 10:19 PM) *
QUOTE (AK_WDB @ Sep 29 2011, 07:19 PM) *
Love prospects lookin' low at the moment

Welcome to the club. Dues are $5. Cookies and punch are over there...

We have to PAY to have poor love prospects???

Where do you think we get the money for cookies and punch?
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Posted on: Sep 30 2011, 03:19 AM


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QUOTE (AK_WDB @ Sep 29 2011, 07:19 PM) *
Love prospects lookin' low at the moment

Welcome to the club. Dues are $5. Cookies and punch are over there...
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Captaink
Posted on: Sep 23 2011, 07:30 AM


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QUOTE (tryingtothinkagain @ Sep 23 2011, 01:02 AM) *
Dude, I've got a sushi place a mile down the road so authentic they have to include a little section on the receipt informing customers of the American custom of tipping waiters. I love it so much.

That might be my favorite part about China. That or haggling down the price of food...
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Captaink
Posted on: Sep 20 2011, 05:45 AM


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QUOTE (VarsityBoy @ Sep 19 2011, 06:31 PM) *
QUOTE (AK_WDB @ Sep 19 2011, 06:14 PM) *
Why did you have to go through security again when you flew in there?

Damn europeans.

Typical procedure for international connections...they want to ensure that people aren't bringing prohibited substances into the country as well as have another opportunity to catch anything that slipped through at the origin...
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Posted on: Sep 16 2011, 08:07 AM


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QUOTE (overly_critical_man @ Sep 16 2011, 01:22 AM) *
QUOTE (Chloe @ Sep 15 2011, 08:19 PM) *
HR: Feeling self-conscious


I think I'll go starve myself and put on smurf-tons of makeup to conform to society's standards of beauty


When conforming to society's standard of beauty, it's wise to remember what a famous poet once said...

"Little in the middle, but she got much back."

How much are we paying you, OCM? Because it's not enough...
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Captaink
Posted on: Sep 15 2011, 09:22 PM


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QUOTE (iMatt @ Sep 15 2011, 02:35 PM) *
I get the impression that the Tea Party is fairly tied to the religious right

The tea party is tied to the religious right like [insert left-wing constituency] is tied to [insert different left-wing constituency].

Just about every political party consists of several unrelated bases that generally share voting patterns.


Also, LOL/facepalm/dear god our president has gone loony: http://www.attackwatch.com/

I'm waiting for someone to "attack" the president for starting an orwellian website. That would be one heck of a meta-joke...
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Captaink
Posted on: Sep 15 2011, 05:25 AM


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE GROUND.
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Captaink
Posted on: Sep 14 2011, 06:50 PM


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QUOTE (beregond @ Sep 14 2011, 12:00 PM) *
QUOTE (Captaink @ Sep 14 2011, 04:58 PM) *
QUOTE (VarsityBoy @ Sep 14 2011, 10:48 AM) *
QUOTE (beregond @ Sep 14 2011, 12:28 PM) *
smurf my computer suddenly being extremely uncooperative and unwilling to charge. smurf me being in a place where there are seemingly no computer repair shops. smurf me being in a different country where the power is different, leading to more variables in terms of what might be wrong. smurf my bank account not being set, requiring me to get fees on my other account if I use it. smurf me being unable to figure this out on my own because I can't order replacement parts. smurf me only having 3-4 hours of life left on my computer before it dies, at a very inopportune time when I'm trying to get stuff online for classes and talk to a billion people at once.

library?

He's in ireland. They turned all the libraries into drinking establishments years ago...

Now, now, Captain, Joyce would be quite irritated with you...

It's ok, I've been quite irritated with joyce since senior year of HS
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Posted on: Sep 14 2011, 03:58 PM


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QUOTE (VarsityBoy @ Sep 14 2011, 10:48 AM) *
QUOTE (beregond @ Sep 14 2011, 12:28 PM) *
smurf my computer suddenly being extremely uncooperative and unwilling to charge. smurf me being in a place where there are seemingly no computer repair shops. smurf me being in a different country where the power is different, leading to more variables in terms of what might be wrong. smurf my bank account not being set, requiring me to get fees on my other account if I use it. smurf me being unable to figure this out on my own because I can't order replacement parts. smurf me only having 3-4 hours of life left on my computer before it dies, at a very inopportune time when I'm trying to get stuff online for classes and talk to a billion people at once.

library?

He's in ireland. They turned all the libraries into drinking establishments years ago...
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Captaink
Posted on: Sep 14 2011, 03:43 PM


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QUOTE (AK_WDB @ Sep 14 2011, 10:36 AM) *
QUOTE (debator @ Sep 14 2011, 12:21 AM) *
naw i think it was pretty clearly a joke.

Um, yeah. No warnings for that one.

Yeah, I was trying to make a joke (albeit a bad one) myself. If I were actually concerned about that, I would have posted it in the secret mod lair...
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Posted on: Sep 14 2011, 07:36 AM


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QUOTE (Crow @ Sep 14 2011, 02:11 AM) *
You know who's really dangerous? The quiet people.

Even money says that debator is killed in a freak accident inside the week.

Ummm, other mods help me out on this, but I'm pretty sure predicting another poster's death gets a warning at least...maybe? Or is crow exempt?
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Posted on: Sep 13 2011, 09:58 PM


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I'm making veggie mac and cheese (the noodles are somehow made of vegetables huh.gif ). It's actually pretty close to the real thing...
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Posted on: Sep 13 2011, 06:14 AM


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QUOTE (Research Monkey @ Sep 12 2011, 11:19 PM) *
A delicious tostada, a taco, and a burrito.

So, three helpings of meat, vegetables, and cheese on a tortilla?

/all mexican food is the same

Potato coins and peanut butter on tortillas

//i really need to go to the store
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Posted on: Sep 13 2011, 06:01 AM


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QUOTE (Research Monkey @ Sep 12 2011, 11:49 PM) *
QUOTE (Captaink @ Sep 12 2011, 10:39 AM) *
Except all those investment vehicles support some kind of value added activity, generating returns that are paid back to the owners. Social security has no value-added functions; it just takes money from my paycheck today and gives it to a retiree tomorrow. That is the crux of any ponzi scheme-they offer a return on the assumption that there will be enough people paying in later to provide cash to pay the people who paid in now. There is zero economic value added.


That fails to monetize the value associated with the increase in general welfare created by the assurance of a subsistence level of support for senior citizens. Just because that value isn't quantitatively flexible doesn't mean it isn't created by the system's existence.


But are we really increasing the general welfare when the surpluses from the fund are raided yearly to pay for assorted other entitlement programs? Or when we can't guarantee that the people paying in now will ever get a payout? Sure, the program increases the general welfare of grandma and her bridge club, but it doesn't do much for me. I could take the $350 I paid in to SS during my 2 month internship, invest it for 40 years, and get a whole lot more than 2 months worth of SS benefit checks.
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Posted on: Sep 12 2011, 05:39 PM


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QUOTE (Research Monkey @ Sep 12 2011, 04:05 AM) *
QUOTE (Captaink @ Sep 12 2011, 01:31 AM) *
Is Social security a ponzi scheme? No. Does it follow the same basic principle as a ponzi scheme? Yes.


What, the transfer of money? Yeah, then investment houses, hell, even commercial banks are pretty much Ponzi schemes too. Oh, I guess that's basically what you pointed out here:

QUOTE (Captaink @ Sep 12 2011, 01:31 AM) *
continued solvency will be entirely dependent on there being enough people paying in now to support payouts


This describes quite literally every piece of financial infrastructure in the modern world. And if anything, the mandatory nature of paying into the system reassures me about its continued access to capital much more than, say, a Goldman Sachs that has investors that can withdraw their investments.

Except all those investment vehicles support some kind of value added activity, generating returns that are paid back to the owners. Social security has no value-added functions; it just takes money from my paycheck today and gives it to a retiree tomorrow. That is the crux of any ponzi scheme-they offer a return on the assumption that there will be enough people paying in later to provide cash to pay the people who paid in now. There is zero economic value added.
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Posted on: Sep 12 2011, 08:31 AM


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QUOTE (Research Monkey @ Sep 12 2011, 03:07 AM) *
QUOTE (AK_WDB @ Sep 12 2011, 12:13 AM) *
Perry isn't entirely wrong about Social Security (at least I assume that's what you're talking about). He's right to say that you and I shouldn't expect to be getting it, in its current form, when we turn 65. But a lot of the ire he directs at Social Security really should be toward Medicare, which is a far scarier drain on the government's long-term finances. Social Security has one problem: the decreasing ratio of workers to retirees. Medicare has two: that one and the increasing prices of health care relative to other goods.


1. What is a Ponzi scheme?

2. What is Social Security?

3. Are your answers to one and two the same? If not, Rick Perry is pretty wrong.

Is Social security a ponzi scheme? No. Does it follow the same basic principle as a ponzi scheme? Yes. The primary difference is that participation in a ponzi scheme is voluntary, while participation in social security is not. Also, ponzi schemers steal a smaller percentage of money from their funds compared to the US government's annual social security trust fund raid. But, until Social security offers individual accounts, its continued solvency will be entirely dependent on there being enough people paying in now to support payouts to those who have been paying in up until they turned 65.
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Posted on: Sep 12 2011, 07:51 AM


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I've done some of my best work after 2 am. I've also written some hilariously awful papers. All-nighters are really a mixed bag.
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Posted on: Sep 5 2011, 02:06 AM


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QUOTE (debator @ Sep 2 2011, 09:29 PM) *
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QUOTE (Stanley Tree @ Sep 2 2011, 11:08 PM) *
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QUOTE (Research Monkey @ Sep 4 2011, 07:50 PM) *
Twat.

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Posted on: Sep 2 2011, 05:41 AM


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QUOTE (Dr. Roffles @ Sep 1 2011, 03:41 PM) *
someone stole my smurf lunch. it was gonna be some leftover awesome awesome pizza from the best pizza place in richmond, a banana, two tangerines, fruit snax, and a pudding cup. instead? ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE cafeteria pasta, a salad w/ wilted lettuce, chik fil a fries, and watered down hi-c. and i spent about $6 on all that, $6 that i wouldn't have spent if that person had simply NOT STOLEN MY smurf LUNCH

;____;


Was it by chance a member of the vandal horde?
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