I can't believe Runner outlived....

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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

Post by Casual Observer » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:07 am

Hmmmm, yummy.

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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

Post by paul » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:59 pm

Meow!

I am CATastroiphicaly offended in the way my felinity has been so cavalierly besmirched by humans such as yourself. This rubs me the wrong way and makes my fur crawl. I haven't been this mad since my manservant stopped buying me tuna fish.

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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

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oh no this has gone horribly wrong
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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

Post by pinback » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:01 pm

Garfield MINUS Garfield, however, is outstanding.

http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/
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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

Post by paul » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:26 pm

pinback wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:01 pm
Garfield MINUS Garfield, however, is outstanding.

http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/
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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:53 pm

I had read that Buddy there wasn't even truly guilty of what he offed himself over. I probably heard the story wrong. Maybe he took a bribe? I don't get the concept of why some things are bribes and why Comcast, Verizon and the NRA just giving hundreds of thousands of dollars in "lobbying" isn't.
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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

Post by Tdarcos » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:10 am

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:53 pm
I don't get the concept of why some things are bribes and why Comcast, Verizon and the NRA just giving hundreds of thousands of dollars in "lobbying" isn't.
Transparency.

Let's say some disk jockey said during his show, "I hope you like this song. A rep from the record company paid me $500 to play it once a day this week. I am not kidding. Here's the song."

And it turns out he actually was paid to do it. You're probably thinking that stupid disk jockey just got his station in trouble and he's going to get a big fine from the FCC for taking payola,right? Wrong. It is perfectly legal for radio talent or a station to take money to play a song, as long as the fact they took money is disclosed on the air before the record is played. Accepting declared payola is perfectly legal; accepting secret payola is a violation of federal law: 47 U.S.C. § 317.

Basically, if the contribution to a candidate is below the maximum limit (if any) either in total per contributor or per contribution, and the candidate reports it in their FEC and/or state reports, the contribution is legal. It's surreptitious or clandestine payoffs that violate campaign finance laws.
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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

Post by pinback » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:37 am

In our new spirit of kindness, I will simply thank Paul for his insights, rather than saying "Without even typing a single letter into google, I am 100% sure that none of the above is correct."
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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

Post by Tdarcos » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:27 am

pinback wrote:
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"Without even typing a single letter into google, I am 100% sure that none of the above is correct."
Prove it.
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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

Post by Tdarcos » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:40 am

Having examined the issue, this is what federal law says:
Federal law makes it a crime to corruptly solicit or accept money with the intent of being rewarded or influenced in official actions, and prosecutors have said campaign contributions can be part of such a scheme.

While the Supreme Court has not provided an answer, the rule of thumb is a contribution can and almost certainly does become a bribe if there is a "quid pro quo" in exchange for the contribution.
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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

Post by pinback » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:18 pm

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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

Post by pinback » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:36 am

Play him off.
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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

Post by Casual Observer » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:54 am

I'm impressed with Billy's ability to find out about the fact the second keyboard kitty just died this week.

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Re: I can't believe Runner outlived....

Post by Billy Mays » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:19 pm

pinback wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:36 am
Play him off.


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