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Posts Made By: Jim Johnson

November 29, 2012 01:34 PM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

What a Jerk

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://news.yahoo.com/video/ohio-dad-gets-jail-time-194302405.html

He gets 30 days in jail to think about it.

Jim J

December 1, 2012 06:34 PM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

We all live in a turquoise submarine..

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/iran-unveils-unusually-colored-blue-submarine-211724188.html

Their new stealth submarine. grin Dumbass Iranians.

Jim J

December 5, 2012 01:41 PM Forum: Politics

Congress hard at work on serious issues

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/congress-votes-strike-lunatic-federal-law-191704327--election.html

The idiotic lunatics in Congress have their priorities.

Jim J

December 5, 2012 01:48 PM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Don't they know by now?

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/racist-sorority-party-photo-stirs-outrage-181258221.html

There is no privacy on the Internet. How many morons have posted things that led to their downfall or acute humiliation and embarrassment? Don't people learn from the mistakes of others?

Is each generation becoming dumber or does it just appear that way?


Jim J

December 5, 2012 01:59 PM Forum: Religion

Military's war against secularism?

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://news.yahoo.com/cadet-quits-cites-overt-religion-west-point-211844765.html

This is a twist on the complaints of many about a US war on religion. This guy has problems if he sacrificed a college degree six months from graduation. The military has always been conservative except for the ban on gays and the recent gay weddings at West Point chapels.

Jim J

December 6, 2012 11:25 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Legalized Weed and driving

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/06/marijuana-legalization-poses-challenge-to-police-on-lookout-for-driving-while/?test=latestnews

News flash - people have been driving high for nearly 50 years. I don't think the legalization is going to see much difference on the highway. Impaired driving is impaired driving regardless of the substance. The same field tests for sobriety apply. The issue is trying to define a legal threshold. It has to be a blood test as THC is fat-soluble and thu stays in your system and urine for weeks though you aren't impaired. The standard should be the field test with video and audio recording. If the person feels the office was not right he can take it to court and let a judge or jury see the recording and make a judgment. Some alcohol users are impaired though below the legal threshold.

Jim J

December 6, 2012 04:58 PM Forum: Politics

The US and the UN

Posted By Jim Johnson

I don't think much of the UN but I think some conservatives (especially the religious right) and libertarians go overboard with their fear and paranoia of the UN. The gun treaty crap that gets emailed from time to time is one example. The latest is the vote against signing the UN treaty on disabilities. It was negotiated by George I and supported by many conservatives including Bob Dole who made a wheelchair visit to support the vote. The US led the world wih the first comprehensive disability act so we should be happy that the rest of the world is following us. Do guys like Rand really believe the treaty will have any teeth? It's a symbolic act. Even Russia and China signed it and they, like us, will never surrender any sovereignty to the UN. We have always done things the way we want to regardless of world opinion.

We have been at odds with the UN for so long and even more so lately. If it goes against us we withhold our dues. We should either sh*t or get off the pot.

Jim J

December 8, 2012 05:00 PM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Unbelievable decision

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/08/chrysler-workers-canned-for-drinking-on-job-reinstated/?test=latestnews

Chrysler workers fired for drinking on the job get reinstated through union arbitration and Chrysler rolls over.

Jim J

December 9, 2012 10:27 PM Forum: Politics

Venezuelan Spring

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://news.yahoo.com/chavez-faces-cancer-battle-surgery-cuba-201134482.html

Thanks to the CIA's ability to inflict cancer and the Cuban medical system, Chavez may soon die. This is the best way for despots to leave power. Maybe democracy (or the South American flavor of it) will take its place.

Jim J

December 10, 2012 07:20 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

U.N. says atheists suffer persecution/discriminati

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://news.yahoo.com/atheists-around-world-suffer-persecution-discrimination-report-000945958.html

Move over gays, now it's atheists turn to cry. Not much of a story. The most persecution (and a death penalty) are in the (surprise) Muslim countries. They didn't mention that anyone who wasn't a Muslim faces similar problems.

The interesting part was this:

"In at least seven U.S. states, constitutional provisions are in place that bar atheists from public office and one state, Arkansas, has a law that bars an atheist from testifying as a witness at a trial, the report said."

From my research:

Arkansas:
"No person who denies the being of a God shall hold any office in the civil departments of this State, nor be competent to testify as a witness in any Court."

Maryland:
"That no religious test ought ever to be required as a qualification for any office of profit or trust in this State, other than a declaration of belief in the existence of God; nor shall the Legislature prescribe any other oath of office than the oath prescribed by this Constitution.”

Mississippi:
"No person who denies the existence of a Supreme Being shall hold any office in this state."

South Carolina:
"No person who denies the existence of a Supreme Being shall hold any office under this Constitution."

Tennessee:
"No person who denies the being of God, or a future state of rewards and punishments, shall hold any office in the civil department of this state."

Texas:
"No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office, or public trust, in this State; nor shall any one be excluded from holding office on account of his religious sentiments, provided he acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being."

What a surprise that these are southern states. Like many old laws still on the book they haven't been applied as far as I know.

And here's a heartwarming statement from George W. Bush on Nov 3, 2004 at a press conference:

"I will be your president regardless of your faith... And if they choose not to worship, they're just as patriotic as your neighbor."

Jim J