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Re: “Tug of war on Pulaski Tech culinary school

What does that mean, HolyGuano? Are you suggesting that culinary students are some sort of undesirable element in society?

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Posted by Aurelius on 12/09/2011 at 6:59 AM

Re: “Another round: Elliott v. Griffin

But it isn't double taxation, hood lifter. True double taxation would be the same entity taxed twice for the same money. Two different entities, or persons are being taxed in your situation. And that doesn't even consider gains any gain in value by the stock.

Even if I bought your idea of double taxation, shouldn't the resultant gain be taxed at the very least? That money wasn't taxed previously.

Personally, I believe that we should do away with the estate tax. I think any liquid assets should be taxed mas income, at the applicable rate. Any equity or property should be taxed as a capital gain. But the gain would be the full value of the porpert or equity, because the new recipient didn't own any of it previously. This way, estates are not taxed, only income or capial gains.

Posted by Aurelius on 10/26/2010 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Those poor Republicans

Gah .. I'm a horrible typist. I would ... and myself

Posted by Aurelius on 09/19/2010 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Those poor Republicans

Yesterday, I got to tell Tim Griffin that I waould rather shoot my self in the head than vote for him. It was fun!

Posted by Aurelius on 09/19/2010 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Don't throw your butt on the ground

At least a coule of typos in there .. sorry. Breweries should have been capitalized, and I do actually know how to spell eradicate. I'm sure there were a few awkward constructs too.

Posted by Aurelius on 07/15/2010 at 9:31 PM

Re: “Don't throw your butt on the ground

Troll? Really? Is it because I dared to critique your argumentation? Do you automatically assume that anyone that may not agree with you is a troll? What you've basically done is start your response by poisoning the well. I'll make a deal with you. I won't make rude insinuations about you if you stop making them about me.

As to your argumentation, I have a few responses:
1. You agree then that distributing condoms in schools will encourage adolecents to have sex? Bear in mind, I think its a good thing to distribute them, but your reasoning fuels that argument too.

2. Your argument basically follows Foucault's thoughts on architecture and power. I tend to intellectually agree with that sort of philosophy, but not in this instance. This is too sublte a cue to make much impact, even assuming that your analysis of PM diabolic plan are correct. People are lighting up on the streets anyway. There is plenty of smoking as it is. Refusing to put up these butt cans will not have an effect of the amount of smoking. Additionally, refusing to place the butt cans is simply maintaining the staus quo. I fail to see how that will influence anything.

2. Creating your tobacco free zones probably won't help people quit. When I was a smoker, I would just smoke more when I could after I was forced to wait. No one is likely to use the half hour or even couple of hours they are unable to smoke as the trigger to quit smoking. Most people that smoke are just going to see it as an inconvenience. Besides, why should government compel people to quit smoking? Personally, I don't think it is the place of government to make moral choices for members of society. When you boil it down to essential positions, the choice on whether or not to smoke is a personal moral choice, not the choice of government or society. I just do not see a compelling reason for government or society to make that choice for individuals.

3. Your second argument is really irrelevant. PM's diabolic agenda doesn't change the fact that this will help reduce cigarette litter on the streets of downtown Little Rock. That is not a bad thing, unless of course you are the type to let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

4. Finally, do you apply your argument universally? Is there an alcohol pandemic that must be quashed? Do you agree with dry counties or dry city zones as "alcohol free areas?" SHould all public areas, i.e. anywhere but the home, be made alcohol free zones? And what about marijuana? Is there a reefer pandemic? Is the prohibition of pot a good thing too? Is there a sex pandemic? Should we keep prostitutes illegal? I'm just curious where you draw the line on vices. breweries, distilleries, wineries, pot farmers, and prostitutes all have something in common with Phillip-Morris and all the other tobacco companies. They are all looking to make money. So, please, tell me the vices to be eridicated, and the ones that should be tolerated or promoted.

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Posted by Aurelius on 07/15/2010 at 9:19 PM

Re: “Don't throw your butt on the ground

According to your reasoning then, Harvey, if someone is a slob, then they can never clean up. If someone is liar, they can never tell the truth. It mus be nice to live in your absolutist world. Tell me this: If someone is a sinner, can they ever be redeemed?

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Posted by Aurelius on 07/15/2010 at 8:12 PM

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