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Don “Dshizzel” Shelman
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I think I may not be a conservative, politically, anymore. On just too many issues, I disagree either completely or partially with most conservatives, and find myself largely in agreement with liberals.
I don't think I'll be able to cast my votes straight ticket Republican anymore as I have in the past.

Gay marriage: It doesn't affect me, and I can't see myself as opposed to it based on a 4000 year old code of behavior written by agrarian peoples.

Health Care: I don't like the way the ACA was pushed on us. That being said, there is more in favor of it than against it, so on balance, I think I support the intent. I hope that some aspects can be fixed, but I can't be against health care for everyone.

Taxes: Face it -- if you're in the middle class, you're paying the lion's share of the taxes. Those below and those above the middle class just aren't big enough to pay for everything. The middle class is. Across the board tax cuts are fair if you are a calculator or a spreadsheet, but not so much in the real world. There is a reason for progressive taxes. Look, ANY other tax plan that gets set up will still pull the vast majority of its funds from the middle class -- there's no escaping it.

Marijuana - not for kids. Everyone else should have access, first medically, and then recreationally. Employers should, as with alcohol, screen for work sobriety, but not penalize private use on an employee's personal time.

Abortion - I hate it. And, truth be told, is probably why most people who are compelled to identify as conservative do so. It should be rare as all hell, but it is lawful and won't go away. It is a very personal decision by the mother, but I completely understand what a bible believing (casting no aspersions) Christian feels. Anguish.

Foreign affairs -- we should become the new Switzerland. We do this by gaining energy independence and just not participating in the global energy market in any fashion. If someone else wants to fight for oil, have at it. We should be outta that business. In the meantime, we should move forward with SDI/Star Wars (which we used to fake out the Soviets), and fully develop space based defenses. Iran and Isis problems go away once we can pop anyone or anything on the planet from orbit. As a Roosevelt said once "Walk softly, but carry a big stick"...

Politics -- we need to stop looking at the letter after someone's name; instead, we need to look at the policies and records if the people who are after our vote.

Racism -- hey, all us old racist farts will die off eventually. We just need to stop teaching that crap to our kids, and we need to stop ignoring it when we see it expressed around us.

Social Security/Medicare -- ok, I'm turning 60 in a few weeks. The system from which I retired was based on the so-called entitlement programs that are the first target of the budgetary reformers. Where should the age cutoff be? How will it be funded in the future? I don't know. It's a hard issue, and I personally have a retirement plan that includes both savings and entitlements. So, don't take mine, ok?

Israel -- give 'em a remote control for the lasers above, and then let 'em work it out with their neighbors.

So, with my mix of convictions and opinions, I don't think I'll call myself a conservative anymore.

Let the flames begin.
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Your teacher is a dick.
 
In Pascal, does x:=4 mean that "4 is stored in variable x" or "x is declared to a value of 4?" My teacher said it has to be one or the other.
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Replaced our M7 phones with MXPEs.

What are best ROMs for the M7s?
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#HTCOneM7  Vzw - Running CM10.2.1-RC. What  can I do to a) improve battery life, and b) have it run cooler?  CPU governor? Better ROM that addresses those?

I loaded the CM11 benchmark for August, and the first time I used the GPS, the dang thing overheated and wouldn't come back on until I stuck it in front of the A/C vent for 5 minutes.

Restored the 10.2.1RC, of course. Did a complete reset and just loaded the core software I need - no adware -- all $$ apps.

Ideas?
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Cop to protester in #Ferguson:
Bad: "I will f*cking KILL you!"
Better: "I will make you FAMOUS!"
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Muricah! We lead, always!
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Got my green lawn -- 1st in the neighborhood -- spring is here. (Ignore the dead palm tree -- victim of Polar Vortex I and II).
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Download Visual Studio Express and go through the tutorials. Seriously -- then, if you have questions, ask them. Good luck.
 
Newbie here, wanna master C# so bad. Anyone might wanna help??
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c#: Just stumbled on the ? : version of the simple if statement about a month ago, and I use the shit out of it now.  Any other cool, but readable constructs like that I'm missing?
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  • the School of Hard Knocks
    IT, 1972 - 2015
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The only real issue I had with this campground is its distance from the highway. Also, it seems to be a mobile home park with maybe 6 RV sites. If I were snowbirding, it would do just fine. But for 1 or 2 nights, an hour off the freeway is a little much.
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ok park -- guy running it is a bit thin-skinned. We left to go out and one of our dogs was shut into the bedroom of the rv -- the other one freaked and barked the entire time we were out. Understandably, the guy was kinda pissed, but he really talked down to me like I was some kind of trailer trash and I didn't appreciate it. Wifi is crappy (true, normal for CGs), though he claims it's great for streaming NetFlix -- got pissed at me for complaining about it not even connecting. Apparently, his son was streaming Netflix and he claimed that meant it was fine, though, it was clear to me that the wifi was refusing new connections for some reason. He tried to blame the phone company's cell towers for all the sense that makes. He rebooted the switch and, of course it came back. I guess he meets all kinds, and at first contact, he's very friendly and helpful. Just don't make him mad in any way, whatsoever, or he'll make veiled threats to kick you out of the park. I didn't get in his face; rather I apologized. But he kept giving me crap over and over. I should probably shrug it off and not worry about it, but I felt this review to be warranted and accurate. Won't be back.
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