waitwaitwait...are you telling me. that the summary. got it right?!
Wait, what? All of a sudden we've decided that violating rights is OK if it makes us more secure? When did we decide that?
just around when the ink dried on the constitution. you don't think this country has a long, long history of violating rights in the name of security?
i think you're misinformed. both Tea Party group and progressive group applications were scrutinized. no Tea Party groups were denied their application from what i remember, but at least one progressive group was. so no, this isn't the powerful silencing opposition and not approving one side whilst rubber-stamping the other.
The IRS is hopelessly corrupt.
because they did their due diligence when it came to applications for tax-exempt status, or because of the lost emails?
if the former, why shouldn't the IRS scrutinize applications for a tax-exempt status which disallows political activity* where the applicant group has 'Tea Party' in its title and description? isn't the Tea Party pretty much by definition a political movement? they also scrutinized 'progressive' groups for the same reason (IIRC 'progressive' groups were the only ones denied status), but you don't hear people on capitol hill yelling about that.
should 501(c)(3) status just be handed out without the application receiving any scrutiny at all? or should conservative groups get a pass and only 'progressive' groups get scrutinized? i honestly don't understand what's the actual scandal here.
*substantive lobbying and campaigning IIRC.
that isn't true. under the new examiner count system allowances are weighed less. besides, you can easily get at least one continuation out of every application. so that's a count for the FAOM, the RCE, the subsequent FA and then maybe an allowance. hell, sometimes you can get 2 or more continuations on a case and something like 80+% of your counting is rejection-related.
DDT didn't get banned in malaria countries, dummy.
You should be able to go to a government web site and enter a persons name to check and see if they have vaccinations, STDs, etc.
nobody as far as i know is advocating a publicly-accessible database here, are they? we already have large data stores full of patient information and i still am not able to look up my neighbor's medical records on the internet.
when i was in high school calc and we first learned derivatives, on the first exam i saved time because i happened to already know the power rule. fucking math teacher marked me wrong even though i got the right answer because we were supposed to do it the long way.
clearly, the way calculus is taught in schools is wrong and confusing. why not go right to the shortcut? it's the american way, after all.
but the joke is totally new. it's innovative, like 'where's the beef?'
then a huge rogue wave hits it. aw shiiiiiiiiiiit
Colin Kinney said excessive use of technology damages concentration
tl;dr. can anybody give me the gist of this statement?
Fuck it, we're doing five quarks.
Would someone tell me how this happened? We were the fucking vanguard of particles in this universe. The meson was the hadron to own. Then the other guy came out with a three-quark nucleon. Were we scared? Hell, no. Because we hit back with a little thing called the proton. That's three quarks and a positive charge. For positivity. But you know what happened next? Shut up, I'm telling you what happened—the bastards went to four quarks. Now we're standing around with our cocks in our hands, selling three quarks and a charge. Charge or no, suddenly we're the chumps. Well, fuck it. We're going to five quarks.
what's the "democrat party"?
'The widespread franchise rules giving car dealers virtual monopolies in their territories epitomize the government-controlled marketplace Republicans purportedly despise,' writes Wohlsen
yes, but they also epitomize the lobbyist-controlled cash funnel republicans love. money is by far more important than having actual values.
soros has been a US citizen since 1961. probably longer than you've been alive.