REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events

Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events The off-topic forum for Vancouver, funnies, non-auto centered discussions, WORK SAFE. While the rules are more relaxed here, there are still rules. Please refer to sticky thread in this forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-06-2012, 07:16 PM   #101
Head Moderator
 
Lomac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1982
Location: Great White Nor
Posts: 22,595
Thanked 6,409 Times in 2,053 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by nates View Post
why present an argument to people who have no idea what the difference between debt and a deficit is?

my point is simply most people are uninformed and thus in my opinion have no right forming an opinion on the matter - especially regarding something as important as the global economy.
Deficit = difference between what you take in, and what you spend
Debt = what you owe

Very basic explanation, but meh.

And, no offence, but for someone who's trying to sound holier-than-thou, you're not really helping your cause...
Advertisement
Lomac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 07:17 PM   #102
Wanna have a threesome?
 
MindBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Squamish
Posts: 4,886
Thanked 5,052 Times in 1,656 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by nates View Post
why present an argument to people who have no idea what the difference between debt and a deficit is?

my point is simply most people are uninformed and thus in my opinion have no right forming an opinion on the matter - especially regarding something as important as the global economy.
Take a moment, read over your posts.

If you're as intelligent as you claim, you should realize the value of conjecture.

Neither Romney or Obama are as fiscally conservative as is necessary, IMO.
MindBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 07:19 PM   #103
...in the world.
 
Ronin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Richmond
Posts: 28,460
Thanked 7,646 Times in 2,324 Posts
Despite Romney's lead, he's probably going to get smoked on the West coast.
__________________
- edeats.com <-- my food blog
- edlau|photo <-- photos
- Instagram <-- moar photos
Ronin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 07:20 PM   #104
RS has made me the bitter person i am today!
 
cliffhanger33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,658
Thanked 4,282 Times in 587 Posts
my goodness ohio is a close battle
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by !Aznboi128 View Post
me: can I tap that
her: why are all guys asking the same f**king question?
me: i uno.... so can I tap that
her: stfu you got a gf
me: tap together?

no reply...
cliffhanger33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 07:23 PM   #105
Even when im right, revscene.net is still right!
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,393
Thanked 233 Times in 76 Posts
Yea if it remains close, it's over for romney once the west coast votes come in. 30+ electoral vote in California alone
__________________
quote:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Originally posted by Miss_Girly
Bring some RS people with you to help u GANG BANG the guy!!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Selanne_200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 07:23 PM   #106
My homepage has been set to RS
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,373
Thanked 1,299 Times in 535 Posts
Thank goodness Todd Akin for defeated..faith in Americans/Democracy somewhat restored.
Posted via RS Mobile
shawnly1000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 07:25 PM   #107
Not a mod
 
SoulCrusher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Surrey
Posts: 1,310
Thanked 475 Times in 122 Posts
He would've added some well needed comedic relief in the senate
Posted via RS Mobile
SoulCrusher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 07:33 PM   #108
i like gifs
 
Ch28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: imgur
Posts: 26,106
Thanked 6,737 Times in 2,290 Posts
Ch28 is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 11-06-2012, 07:35 PM   #109
RS has made me the bitter person i am today!
 
cliffhanger33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,658
Thanked 4,282 Times in 587 Posts
LOL shit's just got real with the western states closing up
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by !Aznboi128 View Post
me: can I tap that
her: why are all guys asking the same f**king question?
me: i uno.... so can I tap that
her: stfu you got a gf
me: tap together?

no reply...
cliffhanger33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 07:40 PM   #110
(╯□)╯聽不到 ╮(□╮)
 
Tim Budong's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: The Womb
Posts: 16,817
Thanked 10,866 Times in 2,128 Posts
With California holding 55 points
yea
going to be close
Many ballots in Ohio and FLA still need to be counted.
Tim Budong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 07:41 PM   #111
The Lone Wanderator
 
Graeme S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Burnaby
Posts: 12,089
Thanked 4,367 Times in 1,137 Posts
Nates, I'm kind of disappointed you're leaving the thread, as it'd be nice to have someone of an opposition view to the generally liberal crowd (compared to most Americans, that is) that Revscene presents.

It seems from your original post that you believe America and Europe are both suffering from the same condition--this is a supposition that I really can't support in any way shape or form. Generally speaking, Europe has had a history of extreme socialistic leanings--high levels of social support for the unemployed, high pensions for government employees and private sector retirees, and some very very high personal and sales tax rates.

Contrary to this, America has a comparatively minimal social support network, no federal sales tax, and relatively low personal taxes as well. They do, however, have a very large land mass and the infrastructure required to service it all is pretty insane.

There are some facets of Romney's plan which I don't entirely oppose, and in principle I can support; the same to a greater extent can be said of Obama's plans. The biggest reason I oppose Romney however, is because of his insistence that government does its best work when out of everyone else's way. The Auto bailouts which were done with Federal money were opposed by Romney. He supported the Auto Bailouts, but he said it should have been done with private money. Well, at the time, private money was fucked up the ass and didn't want to make any investments of that scale. So had the Feds not intervened, the industry would have collapsed. He believes that many things that are done at the Federal level should be done at the State level--including disaster relief. Well, when you have a small flood, sure, that sounds good. But when multiple states have their infrastructures all fucked to hell by a superstorm, you don't need them all fighting over resources--you need a Grand Master to help you plan.


Above and beyond that, I find it mildly disturbing that in order to win the nomination he went EXTREMELY hardcore socially conservative, and sometimes even had to out-conserve the religious right if only to prove that he was one of them despite being a Mormon. But then he turns around and says he supports abortion in some cases. That he won't repeal the ability of women to get birth control. This Romnesia he suffers from--this Mytt-ology that he's a centrist's conservative.

It's one of the things that philosophically bothers me about many conservatives and a lot of Republicans. Remember the things they said or did that you agree with, and forget the rest.



Now, moving on to your education/testing/euthanasia/what-have-you, I will admit there are times I don't disagree. While in principle I support a meritocracy (a place in which you must prove yourself in order to be part of running it), I most definitely don't support a meritocracy based solely on education. Saying "You're wrong because you don't agree with me and that means you shouldn't get to decide" simply makes your own argument seem weaker--you attack the people who disagree rather than the argument, which only goes to prove that your argument is purely emotional and not intellectual.


I sincerely hope you haven't unsubscribed to this thread and will bring your fully-thought-out opinion to the forefront of this debate.
Graeme S is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 11-06-2012, 07:51 PM   #112
My homepage has been set to RS
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,373
Thanked 1,299 Times in 535 Posts
CNN all but explicitly/calling Obama as the winner based on the county with votes remaining to be counted in Florida and Ohio that are already favoring Obama.
Posted via RS Mobile
shawnly1000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 07:52 PM   #113
Even when im right, revscene.net is still right!
 
Ludepower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,365
Thanked 583 Times in 176 Posts
which live feeds u guys watching?
Ludepower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 07:55 PM   #114
The Lone Wanderator
 
Graeme S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Burnaby
Posts: 12,089
Thanked 4,367 Times in 1,137 Posts
I'm avoiding live feeds for the time being, and am just looking at the Huffpost page that was posted earlier in the thread:

Election Results

Live updates county by county and state by state.
Graeme S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 08:01 PM   #115
My homepage has been set to RS
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,373
Thanked 1,299 Times in 535 Posts
As expected California/West Coast just gave Obama a huge boost: 228-176 now
Posted via RS Mobile
shawnly1000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 08:01 PM   #116
RS has made me the bitter person i am today!
 
cliffhanger33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,658
Thanked 4,282 Times in 587 Posts
CAli closed, HUGE boost for obama
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by !Aznboi128 View Post
me: can I tap that
her: why are all guys asking the same f**king question?
me: i uno.... so can I tap that
her: stfu you got a gf
me: tap together?

no reply...
cliffhanger33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 08:09 PM   #117
RS.net, helping ugly ppl have sex since 2001
 
Great68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Victoria
Posts: 8,510
Thanked 2,597 Times in 849 Posts
I just flipped the TV on FOX news for a few minutes. Their reporters are sounding a little butthurt right now.
__________________
1968 Mustang Coupe
2008.5 Mazdaspeed 3
1997 GMC Sonoma ZR2

A vehicle for all occasions
Great68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 08:10 PM   #118
Where's my RS Christmas Lobster?!
 
tonyzoomzoom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 858
Thanked 341 Times in 164 Posts
bam bam OBAMA !!
tonyzoomzoom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 08:11 PM   #119
(╯□)╯聽不到 ╮(□╮)
 
Tim Budong's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: The Womb
Posts: 16,817
Thanked 10,866 Times in 2,128 Posts
its gettin there!
Tim Budong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 08:12 PM   #120
RS has made me the bitter person i am today!
 
cliffhanger33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,658
Thanked 4,282 Times in 587 Posts
romeny needs to win all of the rest states for the senate, unlikely
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by !Aznboi128 View Post
me: can I tap that
her: why are all guys asking the same f**king question?
me: i uno.... so can I tap that
her: stfu you got a gf
me: tap together?

no reply...
cliffhanger33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 08:13 PM   #121
I *heart* Revscene.net very Muchie
 
roastpuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pemby
Posts: 3,736
Thanked 1,211 Times in 545 Posts
Aaaand - Obama wins Ohio. Romney is done for....
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by HollyZ32 View Post
i look so damn white in all the pics! lol
fml
roastpuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 08:13 PM   #122
Even when im right, revscene.net is still right!
 
fetched's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: vancouver
Posts: 1,316
Thanked 223 Times in 60 Posts
Obama!
fetched is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 08:14 PM   #123
(╯□)╯聽不到 ╮(□╮)
 
Tim Budong's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: The Womb
Posts: 16,817
Thanked 10,866 Times in 2,128 Posts
Tim Budong is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 11-06-2012, 08:15 PM   #124
My homepage has been set to RS
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,373
Thanked 1,299 Times in 535 Posts
Question now...which network will call the winner first
shawnly1000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 08:16 PM   #125
RS has made me the bitter person i am today!
 
cliffhanger33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,658
Thanked 4,282 Times in 587 Posts
OBAMA WINS OHIO. done
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by !Aznboi128 View Post
me: can I tap that
her: why are all guys asking the same f**king question?
me: i uno.... so can I tap that
her: stfu you got a gf
me: tap together?

no reply...
cliffhanger33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net