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Posts by Talisker

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  • Falling off the stage, Madonna, is God's way of telling you you're too old to cavort like a hooker

    02/26/2015 3:12:47 PM PST · 17 of 40
    Talisker to rickmichaels

    You know in Men in Black where they say all the real secret, coded communications are done in the National Enquirer?

    The Daily Mail is the National Enquirer.

  • Norway: Relations with Russia will never again be the same

    02/26/2015 3:04:03 PM PST · 23 of 24
    Talisker to jmacusa

    I didn’t mean that Russian (past) communism or (present) cronyism is self-sustaining - I think Putin plans on the collapse of all that, too. What I think he plans on “managing” is what its left, post-collapse, using KGB tactics and the military.

    I think Putin sees the multinationals tearing down the planet and simply wants to survive it. So he uses what he has available - in his case, a country. I think he plans on using Russia like an ablative heat shield on a spacecraft that burns away during reentry. So for now he bloats the country’s territorial claims, simplifies the laws towards traditional culture, bulks the military, and stores food and gold. Most of it will burn away in the collapse, but to him, that’s what its for - to absorb the global economic blast. Then when its over, he’s left much smaller but with an army, and he goes from there.

    Russians are a very pessimistic people - they love good times but don’t trust them at all. Putin is not “hoping for the best.” He’d find the very idea childish. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t plan on surviving. And part of that is prepping, while the other part is careful destabilization of other countries so they fall in a favorable way - like a lumberjack feeling a tree where he wants it to fall by undermining its support in specific directions.

  • UNC's Official Newspaper: "Yoga is Oppressive"

    02/26/2015 2:42:08 PM PST · 20 of 37
    Talisker to rightistight
    One-sided plundering of a culture is not “exchange.”"White people are practically savages," he continues, "abusing other cultures for their own gain."

    Hey Nikhil, why are you writing in English? Why don't you write in Hindi, instead of culturally appropriating our language? You're practically a savage, plundering a culture for your college degree while stealing its very words to curse the people who made your education possible.

  • Norway: Relations with Russia will never again be the same

    02/26/2015 2:20:18 PM PST · 21 of 24
    Talisker to jmacusa
    He’s insane if thinks he can get away with this. Does he really think he can survive a nuclear exchange with us? All it would take is one and the whole world goes up in flames. China, the Norks and Pakistan aren’t going to sit by and wait to be immolated and neither are the guys standing behind Putin. There’s a Russian tradition of it’s leaders getting ‘’sick’’. Even Stalin, the “Man Of Steel’’ wasn’t immune to the “Kremlin Flu’’, or so it has been alleged. Putin is playing with fire and he’s the one who’ll end up getting burned.

    There won't be any nuclear exchange, it's not necessary. The world is going globalist, and globalism is fascism, and fascism doesn't work. Collectivisms are parasitical - they need a host. Globalism has no host - it's all parasitism, all the time. There will never be a global society run by multinationals, because such a thing is not economically sustainable. But they will push for it nevertheless in order to collapse the global economic system. That is what Putin plans on surviving, and he's positioning his assets and claims to be in place before it happens. Nobody manages pre-computer society like Russians, and that's what he plans to be in charge of - rising from the global economic ashes.

  • Obama: The Unanswered Mystery Of The Century

    02/26/2015 2:03:21 PM PST · 107 of 108
    Talisker to Windflier
    I sincerely hope that you’ve been pulling my leg all this time. If not, this thread is fixin’ to be all kinda fun.

    Nope, I was only joking about the NASA moon hoax pictures, because they assembled those fake photos by hand. In contrast, the Obama photo fakers use Photoshop to erase his scars.

    Big tech difference.

  • Ann Coulter excluded from speakers at CPAC

    02/26/2015 1:38:31 PM PST · 20 of 46
    Talisker to skeeter
    Coulter says all the right things - then endorses Mitt Romney. The attendees didn't feel like suffering cognitive dissonance this year.


  • Brazenly Deranged Right-Wing Christian Organization Nails Itself to Its Own Cross (Projection)

    02/26/2015 1:33:30 PM PST · 2 of 9
    Talisker to E. Pluribus Unum
    They can dish it out, but they can't take it.

    No joke - the writer is squealing like a stuck pig.

  • Russia revives ‘KGB methods’ in Europe

    02/26/2015 1:20:34 PM PST · 10 of 12
    Talisker to Olog-hai

    This article only concerns the radical Russians, it has nothing to do with the moderate Russians.

  • Afghan refugee on 1984 National Geographic cover embroiled in ID row

    02/26/2015 12:55:37 PM PST · 11 of 16
    Talisker to fishtank

    All I see in both pictures is fear.

  • Will Schick: Polygamy no crazier than monogamy

    02/26/2015 11:21:23 AM PST · 13 of 57
    Talisker to 2ndDivisionVet
    My main takeaway from watching "Big Love" is that polygamy is no crazier than monogamy, and no more likely to fail or harm children.

    My main takeaway from reading this ridiculous screed is that the author believes that profound moral and psychological issues are resolved by watching politically correct television show fantasies and expressing mocking insults towards whatever the television show stands against.

    In other words, he's a liberal.

  • Wesleyan University Now Offering "LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM" Housing

    02/25/2015 7:29:06 PM PST · 36 of 41
    Talisker to Chickensoup
    I just clicked on a Drudge headline. Madonna the singer fell off a stage. What struck me was the costumes of the dancers around her. Men wearing pagan horns dancing in a rutting style.

    Well the pic I posted was of the Rocky Horror Picture Show crew. I think Madonna and her, uh... similarly persuaded... uh... types... have taken it out of the realm of farce and blasted straight into satanic madness...

  • Germany sells five-year debt at negative yield

    02/25/2015 6:39:42 PM PST · 31 of 36
    Talisker to 9thLife
    Me no get.

    That's because all you see is the guy jumping out of the door of the plane.

    You don't see his parachute, and you don't see what's wrong with the plane.

    But if you listen carefully, you'll hear the co-pilot puking in the lavatory, and the flight attendants are getting drunk in the back...

  • Norway: Relations with Russia will never again be the same

    02/25/2015 6:27:28 PM PST · 16 of 24
    Talisker to jmacusa
    I can't believe Putin can be this reckless and stupid.

    He's neither. He looks at Russia as his own little prepper hobby. If he can burn down the world and survive it with his military tech intact, he can then take over the world - or at least his hemisphere of it - when it's a smoking ruin.

  • FCC: You Won’t Know What’s In Net Neutrality Until We Force It Upon You

    02/25/2015 5:56:09 PM PST · 15 of 33
    Talisker to laplata
    Anyone know how this will affect conservative sites?

  • Obama: The Unanswered Mystery Of The Century

    02/25/2015 5:47:03 PM PST · 104 of 108
    Talisker to Windflier
  • Elderly Couple May Be on the Hook for Adult Son's Medical Bills

    02/25/2015 5:42:01 PM PST · 64 of 64
    Talisker to AppyPappy
    You are being obtuse. Enjoy being wrong.

  • Wesleyan University Now Offering "LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM" Housing

    02/25/2015 5:30:36 PM PST · 20 of 41
    Talisker to rightistight
    Wesleyan University is now offering housing for LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM students. That is not a typo or an intentional over-statement of what they are pushing for.

    Instead, "LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM" is the exact acronym that Wesleyan's Office of Residence Life actually used to talk about how open their housing is, aptly named "Open House."

    "Open House," they explained, "is a safe space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Flexual, Asexual, Genderf*ck, Polyamourous, Bondage/Disciple, Dominance/Submission, Sadism/Masochism (LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM) communities and for people of sexually or gender dissident communities."

  • The "Frozen" masses?

    02/25/2015 4:51:24 PM PST · 18 of 39
    Talisker to NYAmerican

    Well people could try to learn what the law actually is, how it actually works, and where it can be legitimately challenged as being misapplied.

    But there’s no anguish, despair or panic in that, and it undermines the entire prepper mindset, so forget it.

  • Elderly Couple May Be on the Hook for Adult Son's Medical Bills

    02/25/2015 4:43:48 PM PST · 62 of 64
    Talisker to AppyPappy
    So if the debt is validated even though it was sold, it is owed? Here’s where I expect crickets.

    If the debt is validated, then it wasn't sold, by definition - it was legally transferred through some other administrative process. The definition of a creditor is one who hold a valid debt. The definition of a debt collector, in part, is that they are specifically not the creditor of the debt they are claiming to have the authority to collect, because the creditor is the one who sold them TITLE to the debt - not the actual debt itself.

    In accounting, (which I suggest you study), debts are often settled by less than their marked value and then written off as partial losses for tax purposes. Once that is done, there is no more debt. If that settlement process consisted of the sale of the title of the debt to a third party, the original debt instruments are not transferred because by receiving payment the actual debt is settled, and thus there is no debt left to transfer.

    Try to keep up.

  • Obama: The Unanswered Mystery Of The Century

    02/25/2015 4:13:53 PM PST · 102 of 108
    Talisker to Windflier
    If they were 'scars', as you vociferously claim, then why don't they show up in every photo of Zero's head? In the exact same locations. Every single time. They clearly do not, as any casual perusal of his photos will show. What's your theory to explain that? Is the NSA doctoring every online image of Zero? Come on. Prove your theory.

    Will let's see, you want me to prove my theory without having to prove your theory, over photos that I cannot post because they'll be deleted by the mods, while dismissing (as absurd) the very concept that the government might be doctoring photos to hide evidence that the President may have once had brain surgery, because they simply wouldn't ever try to hide such a thing or confuse the evidence for it.

    Just want to make your proposal clear here.

    Hmm, let's see, what to do.

    I know, I'll just say this (again): I think those are scars on Obama's head, and not parted hair marks perceptible only to black people with personal experience in nappy hair behavior that is simply unknown to white people.

    That's it, that's what I'm doing, right there - I'm saying that.

    Oh, and I'll say one more thing. I don't think the NSA is handling the photo evidence manipulation on the Obama head scar coverup mission. If I were to choose, I'd say that would fall to the NASA photo manipulators that faked the moon landings. Because in the same way they used the same background hills for all the faked moon photos, they're using the same background head for these faked nappy hair combing swirl lines. Gives it away right there, IMO.

  • Cornell researchers find safest place to hide from zombies

    02/25/2015 4:00:22 PM PST · 23 of 48
    Talisker to Secret Agent Man
    If you even made it there in the first place. People don’t think about ambush potential or that not everyone would be happy to see them arrive.

    That's why I smile when people talk about making their own little hideout, like technology somehow changes the lessons of human history.

    What would actually happen, in short order, is what happened in the past - the establishment of fort-towns, based (in all probability) on shared religious or philosophical principles, and run by families and blood relations. And while I'm sure there'd be a lot of bible thumping, I'm also sure there would be a lot of predation of "others," just like in the past.

    Past, hell. Just like now, everywhere. People take the tiny bit of civility in the world far too casually. Each tiny mark of respect people show each other was reached through the blood of many in the past - and can be lost again, far too easily, if people don't treat it as the precious treasure it actually is.

  • Elderly Couple May Be on the Hook for Adult Son's Medical Bills

    02/25/2015 3:50:20 PM PST · 60 of 64
    Talisker to AppyPappy
    No, there is always the Promissory Note where you promised to repay the amount. The original can sell that note to anyone. The promise still exists. Accounting 101. The idea that someone’s wages were garnished “because they didn’t say not to do it” is pretty funny.

    Promises and wages and garnishing and accounting and notes.

    No mention of law, though, like the federal requirement of debt validation when challenged. Or why that's even necessary, or why someone who bought a "note" might not be able to validate a debt they "bought." Or the many legal differences between wage garnishment and debt collection.

    What's funny is that you have such arrogant opinions without understanding the difference between these issues. Maybe you shouldn't have stopped your education at Accounting 101 - if you'd taken some more classes, you wouldn't be so overly impressed with that one.

  • Elderly Couple May Be on the Hook for Adult Son's Medical Bills

    02/25/2015 3:38:43 PM PST · 59 of 64
    Talisker to suijuris
    It is better to take immediate action and try to nip it in the bud. Even if the debt collector takes it to court you will have already built a paper trail of putting them on notice to support your case.

    Yes, absolutely.

  • Cornell researchers find safest place to hide from zombies

    02/25/2015 3:36:57 PM PST · 19 of 48
    Talisker to Secret Agent Man

    LOL, damned if ya go, eaten by the damned if ya don’t.

  • Cornell researchers find safest place to hide from zombies

    02/25/2015 3:26:03 PM PST · 15 of 48
    Talisker to Secret Agent Man
    And by announcing it to everyone, they’ve destroyed the Northern Rockies as the last hideout.

    First thing I thought of, too.

    Fools. Now there's no place to hide.

  • Weslyan Now Offering LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM Housing (Not a Typo)

    02/25/2015 12:29:23 PM PST · 10 of 57
    Talisker to Borges

    But no heterosexual?

  • Elderly Couple May Be on the Hook for Adult Son's Medical Bills

    02/24/2015 4:29:55 PM PST · 51 of 64
    Talisker to suijuris
    Several demand letters without a response can be construed as acceptance or acknowledgment of the debt.

    To a limited and dangerous extent, yes, and this can be used to initiate administrative actions. The problem is that the initiator, the debt collector, knows that their claim is fraudulent in fact. It's one thing to have limited liability to attempt to collect - its another thing to defraud the court by claiming actual creditor status that you know you don't have. Because even if you win a judgement, your victim can later file against you and have that judgement vacated, and criminal charges pressed, for that very same fraud against the court.

  • Elderly Couple May Be on the Hook for Adult Son's Medical Bills

    02/24/2015 4:21:43 PM PST · 50 of 64
    Talisker to steve86
    Laws in states with filial responsibility laws obviate any consideration of “who holds the debt” issues.

    Yeah? And how exactly do they square that with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), which goes into considerable detail proclaiming the legitimacy of "who hold the debt" issues?

  • Elderly Couple May Be on the Hook for Adult Son's Medical Bills

    02/24/2015 4:15:53 PM PST · 49 of 64
    Talisker to Lurkina.n.Learnin
    I sold a piece of property and held a note on it. I got letters in the mail from people wanting to buy that note. It is not in any way in arrears. So your saying that these people that buy these notes have no legal claim to collect? I may see what they are offering. The guy I sold it to is a good guy. Heck That would be sweet if I could get my money and relieve him of debt at the same time.

    You wouldn't get your money. Debt collectors pay pennies on the dollar. If you want to help your friend, just reduce his debt by settling for pennies on the dollar directly with him.

  • Obama: The Unanswered Mystery Of The Century

    02/24/2015 4:13:11 PM PST · 95 of 108
    Talisker to Windflier
    My, aren't we the angry one? You're now resorting to ad hominem attacks, which means you automatically forfeit the argument.

    Well between erasing photos, declaring your opponent forfeit for confronting your contempt, and calling surgical scars race-protected hair partings, you seem to have the whole issue locked down tight.

    Besides, of course, the simple, obvious fact that those are scars on Obama's head.

  • Elderly Couple May Be on the Hook for Adult Son's Medical Bills

    02/24/2015 3:57:51 PM PST · 47 of 64
    Talisker to Lurkina.n.Learnin
    So if you sell a note to someone they have no right to collect?

    If you sell a note to someone, you are using the debt as the thing you are offering for sale. Once you sell the note, you've terminated the debt. After all, can you then go collect on the debt? Nope. So you, as creditor, are out of it. You have received payment for it - for your right to collect on an actual, verifiable, debt.

    Selling a debt is confused with transferring a debt. If you are a creditor and you sell your business, or die and transfer your assets to your heirs, you haven't sold your debt. Those new entities actually own the original debt instrument, and collect on it, because they have assumed the status of the creditor.

    If you sell a debt, however, you are abandoning your efforts to collect it from your debtor. THEN you are actually using the debt instrument as an item of sale that literally destroys your claim to its original agreement. That's what you are actually getting paid for - to destroy the debt. Thus, you are terminating your contract with your debtor.

    What the buyer, the debt collector, is purchasing, is protected status under debt collection laws that protect them from fraud and extortion charges if they follow debt collection rules, as well as some rights to attempt to collect money based on that terminated debt instrument.

    But they are not, in any way, buying the debt itself. Because the creditor agreed to settle that debt by literally selling their right to collect on it. And when they did that, the debt no longer existed.

    It's confusing, because if the creditor did not sell the debt, but instead sued the debtor, they would follow the same claim in court that the debt collector does. The problem is that the law allows the court to let the debt collector act as if they are the creditor if they "buy" a debt, and only requires the debt collector to prove their creditor status if challenged by the person they are suing.

    You can do the same thing. You can sue a perfect stranger, and unless they refuted you and demanded to see where they agreed to pay you anything, you could produce any fraud to support your suit - who would know? But in the case of debt collectors, they are institutionally protected by the simple fact that people don't know the law. And that is what they are really buying when they buy debts - the appearance of legitimacy, and the guarantee of limited liability under the law.

    Note - this doesn't mean people don't have to pay their debts. Actual creditors CAN go after debtors, and NONE of this applies. This is just about debts that have been "sold" to debt collectors.

  • Elderly Couple May Be on the Hook for Adult Son's Medical Bills

    02/24/2015 3:32:26 PM PST · 44 of 64
    Talisker to steve86
    Totally inapplicable to filial medical debt.

    Really. Because why - because you made a statement? How's the weather up there, Zeus?

    Down here we back our statements by arguments. Like, if I pretend your statement actually has some sort of actual argument behind it, I would ask why you left out the important part. You know, the little fact that the "filial medical debt" was being pursued by a debt collector - who bought it from the actual creditor. Maybe you left that part out because it erases your statement? Must be. After all, it can't erase your argument, because you don't have one.

  • Obama: The Unanswered Mystery Of The Century

    02/24/2015 3:18:34 PM PST · 91 of 108
    Talisker to Windflier
    The crackpot 'scar' theory is easily disproven by simply examining the multitude of images of Zero on the net, and observing that these mysterious 'scars' seem to disappear, then reappear in different places on his scalp, over time.

    Actually they don't. I'd post multiple pictures to prove it, but they'd be deleted. How convenient for you.

    Again - if you've got Zero's grade of hair, and it's tightly cropped, it's very easy to accidentally part it while brushing. Given that he and I have roughly the same ancestry, I can attest to that fact through personal experience.

    Again, they're scars. And your claim about differentiating negroid hair parts from cranial surgical scars as only possible by black people is not only racist, it's contemptuous. If, as a black person, your head looks like Obamas, you've had brain surgery. If you don't remember the surgery, maybe it's because it was on your brain.

  • Elderly Couple May Be on the Hook for Adult Son's Medical Bills

    02/24/2015 3:06:45 PM PST · 42 of 64
    Talisker to Talisker

    Rhett? I HATE autocorrect!

  • Elderly Couple May Be on the Hook for Adult Son's Medical Bills

    02/24/2015 3:03:05 PM PST · 40 of 64
    Talisker to AppyPappy
    I don’t think you know how debt works. They can sell your debt at any time but you still owe it. Remember, you promised to pay it back. They have your promise. That’s why they can take you to court and force yyou to pay. If it wasn’t legal, the court would throw it out.

    The court isn't going to throw out anything it isn't asked to throw out. And people don't ask to throw out something they think are valid. And people don't know the difference between creditors and debt collectors, and they don't know that debt verification involves the display of original debt documents that verify a creditor, and not merely the fact that the "rights" to collect collect a debt were purchased from an actual creditor. And if they do demand such things, why would a court force you to pay something that federal law describes as actionable debt collector fraud? It wouldn't.

    And as for promising to pay it back, Rhett creditor also promised to accept payment from the debtor - not accept a lower payment from a third party. The moment they do that, there is no debt for the original debtor to pay back, because the debt instrument was used to receive payment from the debt collector. No one is running out on the debt - there IS NO debt once it has been "sold." And that is proven by the impossibility of the debt collector to verify the debt, and therefore verify their status as creditors, one the law.

    These are facts.

  • Elderly Couple May Be on the Hook for Adult Son's Medical Bills

    02/24/2015 2:44:16 PM PST · 38 of 64
    Talisker to PoloSec
    I have researched this subject in the past and never came across this; can you provide a link that specifically addresses this? It would be greatly appreciated.

    I am not an attorney and I cannot practice law and this is not legal advice and you get what you pay for on the internet.

    That said, I think there still might be one tiny sliver, one speck of a gap, somewhere in the law that actually, shockingly, allows people to discuss the law amongst themselves without going through an attorney. Therefore I hereby invoke that teensy-weensy crack of light to speak about this subject.

    AFAIK, the topic of this is issue is called "debt verification," and while many states have consumer protection laws, this is also addressed at the federal level under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Here's a NOLO link on the subject:

    Debt Collection Defense: Requiring That the Collector Document the Debt

    Basically it says that there's a difference between a "creditor" and "debt collector," and that people have the right to demand a debt collector "verify their debt," and if they can't, they can be sued for not being able to do so, I believe up to a thousand dollars an incident.

    What people don't generally realize about the law is that 90% of it is done through definitions. For example, if you argue with the IRS, they don't refer to you as a "person" they refer to you add a "taxpayer." They do this to see if you object to it, because if you don't, then they can presume you accept what they know you believe is a mere label. But is not a mere label - is a term used only, under the law, by someone who agrees they owe a tax. So before you even get started complaining against them, you've technically agreed they're right - and they can and will use that "admission" against you in court!

    Same with "creditor." You know what a creditor is in the law? The person you go into debt to. You know what the term "debt collector" is under the law? Not a creditor.

    So do the math. If the debt collector is not the creditor, then you don't owe the debt to them - by definition.

    And that conclusion is supported by asking why there is a federal law requiring debt collectors to be able to "verify" the debt? After all, isn't the debt verified the moment they can show you they bought it? Well apparently not, otherwise that's all that would be necessary, right?

    What you're actually seeing is the "Debt Collector Extortion Protection Act." Because if any one of us tried to get someone to pay us money while claiming a false debt, that's what we'd be doing - extortion. So how do debt collectors get away with it, with demanding payments for debts they can't verify - ie, which they know are fake, and therefore extortionate? Simple - by having their own racket protection law that says if they get caught it is not extortion, but just makes them subject to a civil suit. And that's how the government "protects" people.

    I'm not on a soap box here. I think this is very wrong, but it is all, in fact, perfectly legal. And a lot of material is available about it - IF you read very carefully. But that's how the game is done, by gambling that people don't read carefully and don't know how the law works, and simply won't recognize the truth when they see it. And it works - they don't.

  • Obama: The Unanswered Mystery Of The Century

    02/24/2015 1:59:43 PM PST · 88 of 108
    Talisker to Windflier
    Sorry that your pics went bye-bye, but I'm with the Admin Mod on that call. It's a goofy conspiracy theory, easily disproven. FR ain't the place for it.

    Nonsense - they're obvious scars. You act like you have secret information of what a black man's head looks like. Nothing has been "disproven" in this matter, let alone "easily." And since FR is a discussion forum and this is NOT a banned subject, then this IS the place to discuss it.

    That said, though, I entirely understand why you might want the actual photos erased. Otherwise people would have to choose between your words and their own lying eyes.

  • California’s Plastic-Bag Ban Suspended By Ballot Referendum

    02/24/2015 1:40:03 PM PST · 15 of 29
    Talisker to Dilbert San Diego
    So, were they wrong to foist plastic bags on us 30 years ago, or are they wrong now to want to get rid of them? Were they wrong then or are they wrong now???

    Sigh. You really just don't get it, do you? THEY'RE BOTH WRONG. Okay? Both! BAGS ARE WRONG. They are a perfect example of white privilege. The vast majority of people who own stock in companies that make plastic bags are HETERO WHITE MALES. Can the subject get even remotely more clear?!

    Sheesh, some people.

  • Documentary claims Putin was a lazy wife-beater who only turned his life around when KGB collapsed

    02/24/2015 1:34:05 PM PST · 26 of 55
    Talisker to Steamburg
    Why is everybody else’s back ground open and there are no records for Chicago Jesus?

    I know, right? The American people know more about the secret KGB record of the Russian President, than they do about the college attendance of their own President.

    What a world.

  • Reporter Mocks Scott Walker For Claiming To Communicate With God Through Prayer

    02/24/2015 1:24:35 PM PST · 24 of 55
    Talisker to SeekAndFind
    So what are these people doing then?

    Stifling laughter.

  • Florida mother sends badly bruised child to school wearing T-shirt proclaiming ‘good woopin’

    02/24/2015 1:21:03 PM PST · 25 of 64
    Talisker to BigEdLB
    There is a point where corporal punishment turns to abuse.

    Yep - right where the feelings of the punisher turn from sorrow to enjoyment.

  • Elderly Couple May Be on the Hook for Adult Son's Medical Bills

    02/24/2015 12:56:25 PM PST · 15 of 64
    Talisker to Kartographer
    There are a solid group of FReepers who fervently believe that there is one set of laws for the little people and one set of laws for moneyed people.

    Let me guess which set they belong to... ummm...

  • Elderly Couple May Be on the Hook for Adult Son's Medical Bills

    02/24/2015 12:49:07 PM PST · 10 of 64
    Talisker to Kartographer
    There will be FReepers along short to explain to you how big a ‘deadbeat’ you are! ;-)

    No doubt. But I'm simply describing how the law works - the very same law that lenders and collectors and banks and governments use every little tiny itsy-bitsy speck of a piece to go after everyone else.

    So of course, morality demands the general public never do the same right back to these entities, right? : )

  • Elderly Couple May Be on the Hook for Adult Son's Medical Bills

    02/24/2015 12:46:04 PM PST · 7 of 64
    Talisker to SpirituTuo
    I wonder if filial responsibility laws can be used as a precedent for unborn person laws. Specifically, if you can force an immediate relative to provide for the needs or debts of others, then why shouldn’t a mother and father be required to provide care and feeding to an unborn child?

    Wow. Good thinking!

  • Elderly Couple May Be on the Hook for Adult Son's Medical Bills

    02/24/2015 12:44:53 PM PST · 5 of 64
    Talisker to Graybeard58

    All these people have to do is demand the debt collectors produce the original debt agreements.

    Because they can’t.

    Debt collectors BUY debts. The moment they do so, the debt is settled. The original debtor literally agreed to settle the debt through a third party payment. At that point, that’s it - it’s over. The original debtor owes nothing to the third party debt collector.

    But debt collectors know people don’t know this. Nevertheless, if people demand to see the original debt instrument, note or agreement, the debt collector can’t produce it because it was settled the moment they bought it. Contractual agreements with original lenders to allow debt collectors to buy debts don’t matter for this very reason - once the debt collector buys the debt, there’s no more debt, so there’s nothing to collect.

    Debt collectors simply gamble that people don’t know this and will pay without calling them on their institutionalized fraud.

    Note - this deosn’t apply when the lender hires a debt collector, but keeps the original debt for themselves and doesn’t sell it. Then the debt is still intact.

  • 'Go f*** yourself': The potty-mouth politician... in response to 'obnoxious abuse' (Australia)

    02/24/2015 12:37:26 PM PST · 6 of 20
    Talisker to naturalman1975
    Unfortunately, a lot of people don't seem to understand that he's not a member of the (conservative) Liberal Party...

    LOL, so let's see - if you're a staunch progressive liberal, then you want to "conserve" extreme liberalism, so you're a "conservative liberal."

    If, however, you want to include free-market conservative concepts into your liberalism, then you're just a liberal, and not a conservative liberal.

    Got it.

  • Obama: The Unanswered Mystery Of The Century

    02/24/2015 12:25:51 PM PST · 86 of 108
    Talisker to Talisker; Windflier; WildHighlander57; Admin Moderator

    I’d like to note that the Admin Mod removed the pictures I posted of Obama.

    As I said in my Post #79, the pics are from the top of the Google page on the subject. Nothing up my sleeve, nothing from some secret vault. These pictures have been around for years, available to anyone with ten seconds effort to look them up.

    If anyone wants to take the time to paste “Obama scars” into Google, you’ll find the same pictures the Admin Mod removed from my posts.

    It’s getting pretty 1984 around here.

  • ESPN suspends Keith Olbermann over Penn State tweets

    02/24/2015 12:19:30 PM PST · 6 of 43
    Talisker to E. Pluribus Unum
    Olbermann, who refused to back down, saying he was referring to Penn State students in general and not the fundraising.

    That's his defense? So Olbermann belivies calling an entire student body "pitiful," from his position in ESPN, is reasonable?

    What does that say about ESPN, that it didn't fire him outright?

  • Obama: The Unanswered Mystery Of The Century

    02/24/2015 2:08:36 AM PST · 79 of 108
    Talisker to WildHighlander57
    Right ears in those top two pics don’t look at all the same.

    The pics are from the top of the Google page on the subject. Nothing up my sleeve, nothing from some secret vault. These pictures have been around for years, available to anyone with ten seconds effort to look them up.

  • Obama: The Unanswered Mystery Of The Century

    02/24/2015 1:39:11 AM PST · 77 of 108
    ...the ‘scars’ in his scalp are nothing more than accidental parting, due to how he brushed his hair that day.

    LOL, no.

    Those aren't hair parts, they're scars, plain as day. Go peddle your cognitive dissonance somewhere else.