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No Democracy

These last few weeks I have been reading and watching stuff on the origins of Democracy. I was most fond of a documentary on the ancient Greeks and the formation of Democracy from their humble beginnings.

As I watched the program I realized that today in America and as well in other countries which claim to be democratic, they are in fact not democratic.

I say this because from what I have seen considering the US government, while they are supposed to represent the people of the country, they do not do so. In fact I believe they represent the rich and the documentary actually touched on this subject. Rich people hated democracy because it was about being ruled by the middle class and the poor. Very few people were rich and the fact that the non-wealthy people could have the same vote ruined their plans.

The Greeks had measures to stop corruption, something which our government does not use because they are in fact corrupt. There is no true representation of the people because of gerrymandering, fraud and bribery. The people are not represented.

While it is true that we all have the right to vote and many of us do vote, our vote does not count as a one equals one scenario. It is actually a situation were only the wealthy can avoid voting completely and still get what they want from the government.


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For all the dumb ignorant fucks in Florida

I am not completely stunned but I do now have a less favorable opinion of the typical Florida voter. They are dumb fucking ignorant.

I can live with the amendment for legal medicine pot not passing.

I can live with Rick Scott winning even though he took part in fleecing the US tax payer money millions if not billions.

However, voting the cunt Pam Bondi back in to office is a complete farce. Holy fucking shit Florida. It wasn't even close and you still voted the a lying, bribe taking, self centered, self serving, no integrity, corrupt, a walking conflict of interest back in to office by 15 points.


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Where has every one gone?

I have been on these forums for many years and seen plenty of people come and go. However the forums don't have many theists any more. Did you guys scare them away while I was on hiatus?

Where art thou theist? Did the lack of factual evidence cause you to flee?

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American Sniper

This is a story of Chris Kyle

I'm glad I never took the path of being a Marine Corps sniper. I don't think I would have wanted to be put in this position. Do you shoot? Is it just a kid? does he have a bomb? who's on the cell phone?

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Perfect example of shows which should be produced but aren't

I remember seeing this show on Adult Swim like ten years ago, then it disappeared.


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I'm so happy that...

I'm happy that Shia LaBeouf isn't going to be in this movie.

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Yankee's telling an opposing fan how to dress?

 It's one thing to have a dress code where you say, "No near nude clothing" or "No clothing with profanity" and maybe "No laser beams". However, telling a fan that they can not wear their team colors is taking away the freedom of speech.

I call bullshit.

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New Sin City movie poster ban

Eva Green is a really pretty woman. She is in the new Sin City movie and they have a poster out with her showing her boobage through a thin silk robe.

You can see it here with the changed poster

However, the banned original is slightly different and to be honest I think the censors were idiots.

We've talked about censor ship previously and this fits right in to the DOH! classification. What were they really thinking?

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Central Florida Sunrail

Tomorrow my daughter and I will try to use the new Sunrail system which opened for business in May. The only reason why I want to try it is because I actually have a opportunity to use it. The rail has a station in Altamonte Springs and goes to Orlando near where my daughter has an event. I figured this is going to be my only chance to use it so WTF, I'll give it a shot.

I plan on getting a two way ticket for me (my daughter is just enough under the age limit that she rides for free, yippee) which will cost me $3.75. Calculating the miles to the station it will cost me (round trip) $3.00 in gas. If I were to drive straight to my destination it would cost me $7.00 (round trip). $7.50 to take the train. $6.00 to drive round trip.

Time though is another factor. To drive to my destination it is 42 minutes round trip. To take the train it is 69 minutes.

When they were planning this "project", our shithead Governor said he refused the Federal money to build a light rail system, but after the voters voted for it he decided that using $1.2 billion of our own tax payer money was a better idea. Not that it makes a huge difference but I would have taken the billions from the Feds.

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Reinventing the wheel

Four months ago I purchased a Nest thermostat and I was very reluctant to do so. I had heard of problems with the 1st generation of thermostats and decided that I didn't need to be lazy and have some smart sensor handling my AC/heater.

After four months I must say I'm glad I spent $250 to get it. After four months I've already lowered my electrical bill by $14 a month which could because of other reasons, but I'm suspecting that the sudden drop in usage is because ot the new device.

What I like most about the device is that it has a feature to learn how long it takes to get your house to a specific temp. So if you set it to 75 and it takes 40 minutes to cool, then it calculates that cool air left in the handler along with the coolant in the lines will have enough umph to still lower your house overall temp if it runs the fan for X amount of seconds. Thus you don't need to run your compressor and the unit is turned off.

While these seconds don't sound like a lot it adds up, cent by cent by cent. By my calculations, a nickel every time I run my AC. Being here in Florida that means a lot because the humidity is the big problem.

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