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#41 Spongeyguy

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:09 AM

Lumberjack rights. Someday I hope to live in a world where two lumberjacks can wed without scrutiny......
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#42 James_Coolidge

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:44 AM

what are the different issues? surely the different landscapes don't make for differing views on human rights issues do they? like the farmers are for gay marriage and the mountain side isn't? or one side likes healthcare reform and the other doesn't?

Mostly financial differences. One side of the state makes it's money mostly from farming, the other side is much more varied. Although, at the moment there aren't a whole lot of jobs available. This creates an issue with how tax dollars are spent and what sort of interests are protected in the federal government.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:24 PM

what are the different issues? surely the different landscapes don't make for differing views on human rights issues do they? like the farmers are for gay marriage and the mountain side isn't? or one side likes healthcare reform and the other doesn't?

Mostly financial differences. One side of the state makes it's money mostly from farming, the other side is much more varied. Although, at the moment there aren't a whole lot of jobs available. This creates an issue with how tax dollars are spent and what sort of interests are protected in the federal government.

If you can't even rule a state, how on earth are you supposed to rule a country?

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:25 PM

Luckily, nothing from Montana has any influence in the real world.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:10 PM

Despite the inherent flaw in our states composition, we're doing pretty well. Last I read, we have about $30 million in surplus. We have the fewest limitations on our gun laws, and not too many restrictions on our drug and alcohol consumption. Also, we have some of the most lenient traffic restrictions in the country.

Montana does affect the real world in some ways. We have a huge lumber industry, lots of farms that add to the nationwide surplus, and a very active railway system that benefits the entire country. Subsidiary farms affect the national deficit, and our state has proven to be innovative in a couple of different capacities, including our marijuana trafficking and our resistance to a strong federal government.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:22 PM

i like that you mixed in good and bad things as though they were all good. i'm sold, let's all move to Montana. dibs on the top bunk in Reese's room.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:25 PM

Well, some might have different feelings about the state of things here, but overall I think it's a pretty excellent place.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:01 AM

i like that you mixed in good and bad things as though they were all good. i'm sold, let's all move to Montana. dibs on the top bunk in Reese's room.


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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:00 PM

What should GZU do to bring awareness to SOPA & PIPA? GZU is definitely a website that could 'disappear' if that legislation pass. The US Congress is disappointing the world.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:50 PM

Some of the larger sites like Reddit and Wikipedia seem to think that having a daylong blackout is going to be an effective form of protest. In fact, they're both having one today. However, it seems to me that this is more of an awareness tactic than anything.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:56 PM

SOPA Cheat Sheet

http://www.cbc.ca/st...internet-1.html

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:38 AM

Wikipedia is down as a protest.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:33 AM

Some of the larger sites like Reddit and Wikipedia seem to think that having a daylong blackout is going to be an effective form of protest. In fact, they're both having one today. However, it seems to me that this is more of an awareness tactic than anything.


Yeah, and it seems regular visitors here already know about it so I'd rather not shut things down. And the non-regular users are getting here via, most likely, google, which has its own message. :tumbleweed:
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:39 AM

The OPEN Act seems like a decent alternative it's backed by big Internet companies (Google Facebook ect). SOPA and PIPA are backed by the music and movie industries they really seem to try to ruin the Internet. We'll see on the 24th.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:59 AM

Wikipedia is down as a protest.

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You can access Wikipedia through the instructions on this site:
http://www.cbc.ca/st...internet-1.htmlAn

and apparently the mobile site is still running.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:54 AM

i can access wikipedia at my job because apparently the blackout uses java and these computers are so shitty they can't handle it and just let me on the regular website :lol:

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:55 AM

oh a strike breaker, eh? boooooo
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:00 PM

lol internet html is all java but c++ cant get all asl!

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:46 PM

megaupload.com has been shut down by the govt.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:40 PM

It's ironic because 99% of the people who upload pirated material don't use Megaupload as a filehost because they don't pay as well as the other filehosting sites.

I'm sure it's only a matter of time for those other sites though.





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