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Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 March 2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 24,177
Posted By Il-Mari
Before 1964, dimes, quarters, and half dollars...

Before 1964, dimes, quarters, and half dollars were 90% silver (he was talking about the 50's when this was still the case).

- Il-Mari
Forum: Soapbox Derby 28 October 2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,813
Posted By Il-Mari
Report: White House stopped phone tapping of...

Report: White House stopped phone tapping of foreign leaders this summer



http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/28/politics/white-house-stopped-wiretaps/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

I do like this quote from...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 26 October 2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,813
Posted By Il-Mari
I actually find that to be one of the few truly...

I actually find that to be one of the few truly funny things about this affair - how the statements by US government representatives are almost jokes in how they pretty much confirm that these leaks...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 26 October 2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,813
Posted By Il-Mari
I'd also like to point out that, although it...

I'd also like to point out that, although it hasn't been as widely reported in the US, the Latin America-related disclosures from the documents released by Snowden are just as explosive in their...
Forum: Business Bytes 26 October 2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,303
Posted By Il-Mari
Southwest CEO Opens Door to Baggage Fees

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304799404579155741368853418

This possibility wouldn't upset me as much as it does if the CEO didn't sprout this crap:



Yes, because I'm...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 25 October 2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,813
Posted By Il-Mari
Europe falls out of love with Obama over NSA spying claims

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/24/world/europe/europe-us-surveillance/

I'm increasingly beginning to think that antagonizing the citizenry of pretty much the entire world by spying on their citizens,...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 09 October 2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,419
Posted By Il-Mari
Retailer Brooks Brothers to open steakhouse

http://nypost.com/2013/10/07/retailer-brooks-brothers-to-open-steakhouse/

What? Surely this is one of the weirdest paths to branch out into - not just licensing but actually going on to own and...
Forum: Business Bytes 09 October 2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,660
Posted By Il-Mari
Didn't care until I saw Mark Hamill was one of...

Didn't care until I saw Mark Hamill was one of the other alternatives willing to do it for this charity.

If he'd be willing to do it in his Joker voice, I'd seriously consider spending the money...
Forum: Business Bytes 08 October 2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,332
Posted By Il-Mari
Michigan proposal would mandate beer pints include at least 16 ounces

http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2013/10/michigan_beer_perfect_pint.html

I didn't really care either way about this legislation, until I saw that the industry representative made these...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 24 September 2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,609
Posted By Il-Mari
But can you get it with 'Satisfries...

But can you get it with 'Satisfries (http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=87236)'?
Forum: Amusement Bark 24 September 2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,434
Posted By Il-Mari
Atlas Shrugged producers turn to Kickstarter for help warning others against moochers

http://www.avclub.com/articles/atlas-shrugged-producers-turn-to-kickstarter-for-h,103253/

I've not seen the movies, but the saga of their making (and the rationalizations for their failures by...
Forum: Police Blotter 09 September 2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,904
Posted By Il-Mari
I'm pretty sure that the current overuse and...

I'm pretty sure that the current overuse and backlash hate comes at least partially from the popularity (triple platinum sales) of the 2011 Drake rap song 'The Motto' - YOLO being the titular motto...
Forum: War, What Is It Good For? 01 September 2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 32,236
Posted By Il-Mari
Obama 'has the right' to strike Syria regardless...

Obama 'has the right' to strike Syria regardless of Congress vote, says Kerry



http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/01/obama-strike-syria-congress-kerry

Noble Peace Prize winner, ladies...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 August 2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,650
Posted By Il-Mari
NSA files: why the Guardian in London destroyed...

NSA files: why the Guardian in London destroyed hard drives of leaked files



http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/20/nsa-snowden-files-drives-destroyed-london

This is just silly -...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 August 2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,650
Posted By Il-Mari
Glenn Greenwald's partner detained at Heathrow airport for nine hours

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/18/glenn-greenwald-guardian-partner-detained-heathrow

Is there any possible actual justification for this, aside from the government trying to intimidate...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 03 August 2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,400
Posted By Il-Mari
I'm of the third view in that I support both...

I'm of the third view in that I support both people - but I think that (as I posted in another thread), the case for Snowden being a whistle blower doing what he thought was right for America is a...
Forum: Business 31 July 2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 111,337
Posted By Il-Mari
Maybe I'm missing something in terms of what...

Maybe I'm missing something in terms of what counts, but surely some new enclosed malls have opened since 2006.

For example, I'm a fan of visiting Las Vegas on vacation, and The Crystals near the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 July 2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,095
Posted By Il-Mari
Bloated Armed Forces and Security State spying on...

Bloated Armed Forces and Security State spying on it's own citizens?

- Il-Mari
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 June 2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 58,066
Posted By Il-Mari
I'd be interested in how much that capability...

I'd be interested in how much that capability would realistically have been used anyway. I don't know about these days, but when I was growing up, most of the families in my middle-income circle of...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 June 2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 58,066
Posted By Il-Mari
But these aspects of the system, like the...

But these aspects of the system, like the constant online requirement in the new Sim City game, are crucial features of the new system that consumers had asked for, with only a 'vocal minority' being...
Forum: Amusement Bark 18 June 2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 58,066
Posted By Il-Mari
Poland and Portugal not supported at Xbox One...

Poland and Portugal not supported at Xbox One launch, importing near ruled out


...
Forum: Amusement Bark 16 June 2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,177
Posted By Il-Mari
Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms return as the Terminator, Conan

http://www.salon.com/2013/06/13/arnold_schwarzenegger_confirms_return_as_the_terminator/

I really hope he's joking, at least about the last part. If not, then that at least confirms that Hollywood...
Forum: Amusement Bark 15 June 2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 58,066
Posted By Il-Mari
GameStop handing out flyers to tell customers...

GameStop handing out flyers to tell customers about Xbox One’s restrictions



http://gimmegimmegames.com/2013/06/gamestop-handing-out-flyers-to-tell-customers-about-xbox-ones-restrictions/

As...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 June 2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 58,066
Posted By Il-Mari
I think it would be great if the companies so...

I think it would be great if the companies so worried about the scourge of used games followed Nintendo's thinking: just make your games so good that people will want to keep them and play them for...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 June 2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 58,066
Posted By Il-Mari
Sure, please 'educate' us about what benefits...

Sure, please 'educate' us about what benefits we'll get out of your DRM.

Like what does it gain us to force the console to phone home every day, and have the consequence of not doing so be to not...
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