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  1. Voting is a complete waste of time. Seriously.
  2. tinblimp

    LOST: Season IV

    http://spoilerslost.blogspot.com/2008/01/l...-it-begins.html omgomgomgomg
  3. My predictions for tonight: Democrats: 1. Obama 2. Hillary 3. Edwards Republicans: 1. Romney 2. Huckabee 3. Paul 4. McCain 5. Thompson 6. Guiliani 7. Hunter those predictions aside, this race is so volatile that anything could happen... i could easily see the top 2 on each side flipped around, and McCain coming ahead of Paul. we'll just have to wait and see.
  4. Did you bother doing any fact checking before you posted some idiotic smear article thats been refuted for years? That article was written by an employee of Ron's who was fired after the incident. If you've ever bothered to read Dr. Paul's actual literature, you'd realize his style and tone are completely opposite of this "racist article." He's also been asked about this several times during the campaign, and it goes to show that Russert didn't even bother bringing it up on MTP because it is such a baseless accusation. what did he say that was kooky?
  5. <3 <3 <3 I'm not so sure what's extreme about this position...in fact, I would say that antagonizing half of a country with unreasonable tariffs, sending millions of young men into the bloodiest war in our history over a voluntary secession, suspending habeas corpus, "scorching the earth", and immensely strengthening the governmental Leviathan is the extreme position to me! Yep! And here are a few to start with: http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig2/lincoln-arch.html I would say this is just another example of how Dr. Paul transcends party politics and is willing to criticize those who stray from their original platforms. Reagan was a failure when you compare his rhetoric to his performance in office, and I'd be more disappointed if Dr. Paul wouldn't recognize this. I don't agree with Paul on this issue, but I understand why he earmarks. I also think he honestly believes its philosophically the best way to tackle overspending. But like he says, earmarking merely appropriates spending but does not change overall spending levels in the slightest. There are better ways of attacking government largesse than eliminating earmarks. What this article doesn't say is that Paul only wants to eliminate the overreaching abuses of the FBI and CIA (spying, foreign coups, etc), while allowing for law enforcement and intelligence gathering in a leaner, more efficient goverment. Lloyd: What are the chances of a guy like you and a girl like me... ending up together? Mary: Well, that's pretty difficult to say. Lloyd: Hit me with it! I've come a long way to see you, Mary. The least you can do is level with me. What are my chances? Mary: Not good. Lloyd: You mean, not good like one out of a hundred? Mary: I'd say more like one out of a million. [pause] Lloyd: So you're telling me there's a chance... and Hermit, we obviously have different definitions on what "entrapment" is...
  6. This doesn't make any sense... so the government coerces you to do illegal things...then punishes you when you follow their orders? uh, entrapment anyone? oh and btw, Hermit, Lincoln was a douche.
  7. just reminding everyone to pay attention to the news the next couple days...expect a record fundraising push on the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party (which would be tomorrow) and a national ad blitz around New Years!
  8. haha, in case your wondering, i haven't even voted in the poll yet...so im pleasantly surprised with the outcome so far! spam0rz unitE!! but thats the point... if we acknowledge that people are capable of experimenting with illegal drugs without messing up their life, and that someone who once used cocaine can even be qualified to become president...why the fuck do we still insist on continuing this War on Drugs? Obama is living proof of how ridiculous these laws are, and his hypocrisy to stand up there as a respected politician (with no rap sheet) and talk about his past when there are thousands of people rotting in prison for doing the same exact thing is absolutely disgusting. hell, i used to smoke pot every day when i was 17... and now im playing a gig tomorrow with Jon Faddis! i know the drug culture first hand, and i also know that sometimes the most fucked up people are the ones drinking vodka at 11 in the morning, not smoking a j. these laws dont make any sense.. and i get really pissed whenever i hear another self righteous hypocrite play politics with people's lives. you want to help out the poor and minorities? you want to stop inner city crime? end the war on drugs! (btw, i wasnt trying to attack you, just obama's stance )
  9. You mean, he educates them on how its ok for him to learn from his mistakes privately... but he'll still lock you up if he suspects you've got a couple pot plants in the basement.
  10. tinblimp

    When Pigs Fly

    I don't mean to sound like I don't download music...hell I wish I was a member of Oink, but my friend never had good enough share ratio to invite me. However, for the most part, I try to only download individual songs, not full albums. I do make a few exceptions, mostly with rap albums and obscure jazz albums that I wouldn't go out and buy anyways, but I try and pride myself on collecting the real things. It pisses me off whenever I see somebody itunes library with led zeppelin's full catalog and they haven't paid for any of it....great fan you are Is that really fair to the artist though? I mean, do you get to eat a 3 course meal at a restaurant before deciding whether to pay for it or not? Sure, you'll go and buy the albums you like, but what about those you don't? Aren't the artists still obligated to some sort of payment? This very well may be true, but I don't think that justifies Oink's existence... it would have to be up to each band to sign on to that sort of business model (a la radiohead). I do think (free) bootlegs are pretty much fair game to collect, unless the artist specifies otherwise... I've found a lot of great shit over the years that has really helped me appreciate and enjoy many of my favorite bands even more. (short aside, i got my account froze at Presence because I had been inactive for too long...any idea why they did this and why they aren't allowing new members?) I hear you man. I'm studying jazz piano right now in college, and i definitely don't look forward to dealing with the RIAA and the labels in the future (if im "lucky" enough to have the chance). I think the interwebz are great for spreading music and getting a buzz going about your band... and I think they'll be integral in getting rid of the bloated label business model in favor of something that gives the artist a fairer share for his art. but call me an old fashioned, but I still love the CD. Something about opening the case, popping it in the player, and just sitting back and listening is such a great part of music.
  11. tinblimp

    When Pigs Fly

    The only thing more annoying than the RIAA are people with this attitude... I also agree with everything that zephyrus wrote... one other reason I like buying CD's is because it forces me to really try and appreciate the music I bought. If I get it online, chances are I'll either 1)overwhelm myself with too much music, or 2) not even bother listening through the whole thing sometimes. Maybe thats just a product of my ADD personality, but throwing down the money on a CD forces me to give the music the time it deserves (and lets me give back to the artist). Plus, i hate crappy sounding mp3's with a passion...
  12. thats what i figured/hoped, because of the online-only release...
  13. wow, thats really cool herbie got the nod....but where the fuck is radiohead?
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