tspoke

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  1. This is what I was thinking. So if in this thread we have decided that most everyone has ID's(they are needed to function in this society and few people have trougble getting them). We have 2 options: 1:spend a lot of money making sure everyone has a free ID so we can then check ID's at the polls. In an effort to stop voter fraud that doesn't seem to exist. 2. Just keep the current system that allows the few people in this country that don't have a government ID to still exercise their right to vote while also not experiencing any meaningful voter fraud. We arrive at essentially the same place with one option being more complicated and expensive.
  2. I briefly relooked it up and the one I was thinking about was in Alabama and they closed a bunch of rural counties DMV centers and it just so happened that 8 of them were in the 10 most democratic counties in the state. It was to save money and of course the governor said it had nothing to do with politics and I thin things were done to lessen the effects like opening the offices one day a month(still not very accessible). This was done a year after voter ID laws went into effect. I'm my mind though it doesn't matter if they were motivated y politics or not. If you are forced to shut down DMV's across the state that hamper peoples access then you shouldn't have voter ID laws.
  3. I agree with the bolded with the caveat that they must not put hoops up to getting the ID's. Like the reports out of Georgia or Tennessee or some other southern state where they were closing DMV's in the poor democratic districts forcing people to have to travel for several hours to receive their licenses. However, until that happens then there must not be a requirement for an ID to vote. I don't know how people get by without an ID either but apparently it happens. And those people still have the right to vote. So if they make it easy and free for every American to get a photo ID I would be inclined to agree to voter ID laws however since in person voter fraud doesn't seem to be an issue then it isn't a major thing I think we need to do. The current system seems to be working.
  4. And they've found that they aren't voting in our elections. At least at any rate that is worrisome. And if the government provided ID's to people for free and had great access to places to receive ID's then voter ID laws would be fine(in my mind). But getting an ID requires a cost which makes ID requirements essentially a poll tax. Sure most people have a hard time functioning in society without an ID but some people choose to live this way or are forced to live this way due to circumstance. Since there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud due to lack of ID requirements, this is a solution in search of a problem as a way to cover for trying to take away voting rights of the poor/minorities.
  5. He is the first james Bond I remember. Watching with my dad. Since that time I have learned that Connery is the classic Bond and I have a strong like for Daniel Craig but I still(as others have said) really liked Moore. Here is a great story that I saw circulating around twitter yesterday by some English man named Marc Haynes. Made me smile. Roger Moore seemed like a great guy.
  6. I think I am gong to have to drop out of the game. I am going to be on vacation next week in Puerto Rico.
  7. I am going to watch it and it could be good but that trailer did very little for me. I also agree with retro lets move forward. I never really cared for enterprise because of it being a prequel and I think I may end up feeling the dame about this one.
  8. Jeez Slap and Flo, Just stop. Using and defending homophobic slurs are not a good look for you.
  9. I'm very curious about this. The trailer has a galaxyquest vibe. But from reading about it it sounds like it could be more serious too. They were calling it a dramedy. I like the star trek spoof aspect and am curious how much comedy to drama there will be.
  10. That game was a lot of fun. Good job everyone.
  11. Alright... After a long day of branding space cattle(that's a thing in the expanse universe right?). I've made my decision.... My decision was made on which decision I would regret more.. I could go against what I had been doing and against the person I trust in this game unlv 4 or I can stock with those things and tip my hat to mug when he wins. Unvote mugtang Vote mad_hatter
  12. I'm still confused about what happened last night.... Not sure how both ss and AZ died.. 4 did you take out az? And az took out ss? But in the rules it said ss would be reduced to proto goo... Is that important. Another thing u keep coming back to is the shooting the night 4 took out Billy... Az said it was him which we know to be a lie. So fed Johnson makes sense. Also with mugs antics yesterday with flipping votes. The voice in my head CV147 agrees. Vote mugtang For now
  13. I need to take another look but I'm thinking I believe hatter. Things add up... I need to look at night actions again. I've had some drinks and tomorrow will be busy at the ranch branding but will make a move in the morning.
  14. Yeah I have no idea for you 4...go to hatter or AZ iguess