your timing belt, water pump, other belt replacement is 350$? i just spent 1200 for mine. that's not chump change. most shops end up at 350 for a standard brake pad replacement every couple of years.
Boston: If they can make bridges out of light, you have to wonder if they can make anything else.
Maggie: You mean...Light beer?
Boston: I was thinking more of a light house.
Boston is an anomaly when determining statistics of metropolitan areas. Unlike many larger cities like LA and Chicago, Boston has a fairly small land area. New York City is more than six times the land area of Boston for example. Whereas many metro areas grew over time, annexing adjacent cities and and towns, many of the towns in the Boston area resisted this move and were never annexed - They operate independently of the city proper. So while the Boston *metro* area grows, Boston itself has little room to do so.
That said, while there is crime in Boston (nobody would argue otherwise), your low statistic focuses only on Boston and not the Boston metro area, which includes places like West Roxbury, Dorchester, and Jamaica Plain, where the gun violence rate is much higher. To put it another way, using your statistic to make this argument would be like citing the murder rate in NYC based solely on the numbers in the Manhattan.
what are the odds.
First I didn't put any words into anyone's mouth. It sounded to me like he was suggesting that more porn=less rape inferring that the production and distribution of child porn would reduce child molestation. I asked him if that is what he was saying.
Second because of your rude and nasty reply I must assume that you are either mentally challenged or have anger management problems. Either way I doubt you will be able to understand what I have just explained.
In the summer when the weather gets hot and people eat ice cream the cases of malaria go up. Should we make ice cream illegal?
There is no evidence that the increase in porn is related to the number of rape cases.
Are you suggesting that we should encourage video taping of the molestation of children in order to reduce child molestation?? That is just stupid.
From the article:
It would not be effective, and possibly counter productive, in catching child molesters.
This statement starts with a false assumption and ends in an erroneous conclusion. The assumption is that the ultimate goal is to catch child molesters. It's conclusion is that it is not effective and may actually make it harder to catch child molesters.
The laws that make child pornography illegal is a separate but related issue to child molestation. It is related because in order to create child pornography a child must be molested. It is separate in that it can stand on its own. The idea that for child pornography to be illegal it must aid in the apprehension of child molesters is absurd.
The author then invents a fairy tail where a person with eye glasses with a built-in camera turns a corner and records a child being raped. He then makes the erroneous conclusion that video recording a crime in process would be a crime itself. It would be illegal if the person who caught it with his camcorder just walked away and didn't report it or worse yet posted the recording on the Internet. People on this guys web site have brought this to the authors attention but he chose to double down on dumb by saying that child pornography is illegal no mater how you get it period. However, if turned over to the police it would NOT be pornography it would be evidence of child molestation. It would only become pornography if it were kept by the individual.
Even if this guy were correct the law could be changed to exempt those situations. Again using this fairy tail as an excuse to legalise child pornography is absurd!
The entire article is filled with this pseudo logic and erroneous conclusions. Not really worth the read IMHO.
I really don't know what Romney gives a damn about. It seems like he's been on both sides of every issue so who can tell what he believes?
I do know that he is surrounding himself with neocons and that is disconcerting. Without his own convictions he will just go along with whatever his advisers tell him. We are already hearing them beat the drums of war with regards to Iran.
I predict that if Romney gets elected we will see a repeat of the Bush years. There will be more unfunded wars. We'll see a loosening of regulations that are already too watered down. After the next banking bubble forms and bursts due to the lack of regulations, we will enter into another gilded age. We are already seeing the beginning of a gilded age now with the massive corruption in our government. The common people are no longer being represented. Only a few very rich individuals and powerful corporate powers control our government.
It is a common practice for a candidate to drift more to the centre in order to win the undecided vote. The reason people are undecided is that they don't adhere to either party line.
Romney would like to grab these votes but the Republican Party's position is to fundamentally change Medicare and Social Security. They want to control the cost occurred by the government by issuing vouchers that the recipients would use to obtain private insurance. That would ensure that the cost to the government would be predictable and controllable. It would do little to control the cost of medical care for the recipients particularly for the elderly who tend to have serious medical conditions. That group may not even be able to find insurance that would be fully covered by the voucher.
Obviously if they clearly and truthfully explained their plan they wouldn't win many votes so they make statements to deceive people into thinking that their plan would be a good thing. i.e. They claim that they are the ones who will "save" Medicare. What they don't tell you is that they will make it useless to the most vulnerable and thus kill it. It would be "Medicare" in name only.
That is the problem. Everyone wants *everyone else* to deal with. As long as they can still drive to work with cheap gas and get a shiny new smart phone every year, its clearly other peoples real problem... if only they would deal with it right?
So what are you doing to deal with it?
Not sure about the parent specifically, but I would guess that most of the people trying to draw attention to the problem already *are* "dealing with it". Many of the folks that are so concerned about the problem already have taken steps to do their part in ways more significant than "Don't buy a smartphone" - the real issue is convincing the disbelievers that they should act as well. He can't very well save the world by composting/recycling/bicycling while you're delivering pizza in your H2, now can he?
You make it sound as if hipsters are the ones warning us of the crisis. Well, you got the first three letters right anyway...