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Old 12-04-2016, 04:59 PM   #61
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Greens saying they don't have the money to pay for the recount in Pennsylvania. Where the fuck is all the money going? they've raised over $7 million.

 
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:37 PM   #62
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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/12/green-party-drops-election-recount-bid-pennsylvania-161204043351327.html'

explains a bit better what is going on. the effort to get the recount is not being abandoned


it's super unlikely yes, but it would be fairly fucking hilarious if Jill Stein saved the United States

 
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Old 12-05-2016, 08:02 AM   #63
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Greens saying they don't have the money to pay for the recount in Pennsylvania. Where the fuck is all the money going? they've raised over $7 million.
hahaha you just threw away $100 you fucking idiot

 
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Old 12-05-2016, 10:20 AM   #64
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ONE MILLION DOLLAR RECOUNTS
GET THEM HERE WHILE THEY'RE HOT
BEST RECOUNTS IN THE COUNTRY
GET A GOOD DEAL TODAY ONLY ONE MILLION DOLLAR

 
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:47 PM   #65
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hahaha you just threw away $100 you fucking idiot
People that make money can afford to donate it or use it frivolously.

 
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Old 12-05-2016, 05:48 PM   #66
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Yes but not me in my labour camp in Pyongyang. Rub it in some more, will you

 
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Old 12-05-2016, 05:49 PM   #67
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Capitalist pigs

 
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:00 PM   #68
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scotty just donated that money so he could feel less helpless, like he was actually "doing something" about the election. Just like rgb's soup kitchens/safe space and the worthless hashtags and the meaningless protests taking place. The only thing any of us can do now is please our Great Leader and hope that we don't wind up in a camp. Stop pretending like you're in some movie and start surviving.

 
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Old 12-05-2016, 08:47 PM   #69
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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/12/green-party-drops-election-recount-bid-pennsylvania-161204043351327.html'

explains a bit better what is going on. the effort to get the recount is not being abandoned


it's super unlikely yes, but it would be fairly fucking hilarious if Jill Stein saved the United States


You project a false disposition of political understanding. Hillary was the titular head of the Bush Neo-Con war machine faction, a genocidal group intent on global governance.

 
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Old 12-05-2016, 09:02 PM   #70
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Did Hillary steal the election yet?

 
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Old 12-08-2016, 04:13 PM   #71
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People that make money can afford to donate it or use it frivolously.
I write off the money as a misc. expense under my LLC

everyone should set up an LLC as a tax shelter. claim loses every year. reduce your tax burden.

thank you citizens united!

 
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Old 12-08-2016, 04:22 PM   #72
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reported to the IRS. Fuck you scotty, try posting from prison with a dick in your ass.

 
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Old 12-08-2016, 04:57 PM   #73
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reported to the IRS. Fuck you scotty, try posting from prison with a dick in your ass.
LOL. the IRS no longer has staff to audit anybody except high profile cases. My accountant ensures that my taxes returns have no red flags for audits.

Even though the bulk of my income is salary, there are tons of ways to get out from under Fed and State rates.

I'm a winner! You should be congratulating me for using the system to my benefit!

 
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Old 12-08-2016, 05:54 PM   #74
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The irs sent me a nasty gram because my mom tried to claim me as a dependent. She owes them $138.

 
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:44 PM   #75
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in fairness that's because you have a tiny reptile brain
Have you ever argued anything? Like, I mean "argued" anything?

 
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:46 PM   #76
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He's a nice dude, but he's certainly not the brightest star in the sky

 
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Old 12-08-2016, 10:33 PM   #77
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Does calling everyone and everything that you don't agree with or understand "racist!" count? Because he's good at that.

 
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Old 12-09-2016, 06:55 AM   #78
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Then again I suppose you heard that term so many times that it doesn't mean much to you anymore?

 
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:15 AM   #79
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The term has been used so frequently and so broadly in the United States that yes, it has lost most of it's impact on me.

 
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:50 AM   #80
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:53 AM   #81
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:57 AM   #82
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~%*~%* Don't be sorry *%~*%~
~%*~%* Be happy! *%~*%~

 
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Old 12-09-2016, 08:05 AM   #83
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Hyphen
It’s stronger, it’s better: able to create new and never-seen-before words!
This may be a pretty feeble example, but it serves the purpose: hyphens do have the power to put words, or parts of words, together and turn them into something that everyone will understand. When you’re writing creatively, hyphens are invaluable for expressing yourself in unique ways; when you’re writing formally, the conventions are easy-enough to remember.
There’s rarely a case where a hyphen would be used so incorrectly that it would confuse the reader, so it’s always better to use one than to leave it out. The trick with hyphens is to use them sparingly. If you find yourself creating words every sentence or two, your reader might find that a little much to deal with as hyphens slow the reader down a little and make them pay attention to the new word.

Comma

Ah, the comma. Of all the punctuation marks in English, this one is perhaps the most abused and misused. And it’s no wonder. There are lots of rules about comma usage, and often the factors that determine whether you should use one are quite subtle. But fear not! Below, you’ll find guidance for the trickiest comma questions.

What Is a Comma?
While a period ends a sentence, a comma indicates a smaller break. Some writers think of a comma as a soft pause—a punctuation mark that separates words, clauses, or ideas within a sentence.

Comma with Subjects and Verbs
With few exceptions, a comma should not separate a subject from its verb.

Phrasal Verb and Idioms
It’s like cooking: combine flour and water, stick it in the oven for a bit, and you have bread. If you combine a verb and certain prepositions, and stick it somewhere in a sentence, you have a phrasal verb. However, baking the dough in a gas oven will obviously result in a different flavor than baking the dough over an open fire; phrasal verbs don’t require such varied treatment to have a different meaning, even if you’re working with the same two words. Sometimes all that’s required is they phrasal verb being used in a different room of the house.

This is where the idiomatic meaning comes in. You won’t be able to figure out the meaning of the phrasal verbs just by looking at the two or three words involved. Each phrasal verb is capable of having several meanings, and the meanings can also vary from place to place: if English isn’t your first language, be sure you understand the local idiomatic interpretation of a phrasal verb so you don’t end up getting your face slapped. For instance, you can look at a baby who is just learning to walk and say, “She really gets around”; you don’t want to say that about a twenty-three year old woman.

Qualifiers and Quantifiers
Qualifiers and quantifiers are words that precede and modify nouns to provide specific detail in a sentence. The reader is thus provided with a specific image. Qualifiers are hidden as adjectives and adverbs, while quantifiers disguise themselves as words that tell how much. Consider the following sentences:

Kenyon applied to three good colleges.
Melrose Place has a great deal of trendy shops and restaurants.
In the first sentence, three is the quantifier and good acts as the qualifier. In the second sentence, a great deal of indicates the amount of shops and restaurants, while trendy advises the reader the types of shops and restaurants being that are being described.

Generally speaking, the singular form of a verb is used with a singular noun and the plural form of a verb is used with a plural noun. However, there are additional situations and exceptions that should be considered.

Connecting Sections
Ensuring a clean transition between sections is a two-step process.
The first step is, obviously, to make sure that your subject matter flows smoothly between the sections. This will look different for each text, but you can choose from several arrangements:

Chronology: which section happened before the others?
Alphabet: a, b, c, d, etc.
Most important to least important: a common arrangement
Least important to most important: a less-common arrangement, but it’s very effective if you can use rhetoric or some such device to carry the reader through to the end of the text (where your last section should come off like the grand finale of fireworks).
The second step is to identify the sections. You can:

Use headings and subheadings (titles which identify each section)
Use blank space (usually double space, which if you’re text is already double-spaces will mean four lines)
Use some illustration or decorative shape. The universally accepted section-separator is ***. It’s recommended that you center the illustration or decorative shape in the middle of the text.
Use bullets (but only if you have a) very few points and b) your format lends itself to the use of bullets)
After you’ve organized your sections, you’ll need to make sure they are properly introduced and concluded so they read smoothly. See Connecting Sentences and Connecting Paragraphs for some ideas.

Connecting Sentences
If your sentences do not transition smoothly from one to the next, the effect is a choppy, disconnected writing style which makes your reader’s brain work overtime filling in the missing parts. Connecting sentences is probably the easiest of the transitions: it usually requires only one word to go from one idea to the next. Here are some potential options:

Words which lead to more on the same idea: again, likewise, in addition, also, as well, furthermore, moreover, and
Words which lead to a different idea: conversely, nevertheless, on the other hand, on the contrary, although, even though, but, yet, while, however, except
Words which lead to a result: thus, therefore, consequently, as a result, because, since, as, so, inasmuch as
Words which lead to a concession: admittedly, of course, naturally
Words which lead to an example: for example, to illustrate, if one looks at, as shown by
Words which refer to a previous time: previously, before, prior to
Words which refer to the future: next, then, later, afterward
Words which refer to the same time: while, as, at the same time, during that time
Words which show sequence: first/second/third, a/b/c, lastly, next, then, finally, after that, until
These words should be used naturally – even sparingly. If you use too many of them, the reader gets flung from one idea to the next, and is reminded of being on a bad rollercoaster ride.

Colon
Don’t look at me: look at the next guy!
Colons often get confused with semi-colons, but they have different effects. The colon makes the first part of the sentence unimportant. It’s always the second part of the sentence that will give you the relevant information, although you need the first part of the sentence to tell you that; it’s as if the first part of the sentence is the tattletale.

Articles
There are only three articles: the, a and an. They are very small words which cause very large problems if used incorrectly. If, for example, you wanted someone to hand you the book, but you accidentally said a book, the other person might take some time to go shopping for a book they thought you’d like. While one can never have too many books, work doesn’t get done if we go book shopping every time we need to look up a word in the dictionary. Use of an article can also change the meaning of the noun:

dinner = the evening meal
a dinner = an evening meal held for some kind of event
the dinner = a specific evening meal which was held for some kind of event

Some sentences are written to convey an affirmative or negative connotation in order to influence or persuade a reader. Specific words are chosen to construct this affirmative or negative tone. The words purposely chosen to express a negative idea are sometimes referred to as a negation. The following lists are common negative words, adverbs and verbs used to illustrate a negative idea.

Negative words:

No
Not
None
No one
Nobody
Nothing
Neither
Nowhere
Never
Negative Adverbs:

Hardly
Scarcely
Barely
Negative verbs:

Doesn’t
Isn’t
Wasn’t
Shouldn’t
Wouldn’t
Couldn’t
Won’t
Can’t
Don’t
The previous list can be overwhelming, as there appears to be a lot of negative words that must be memorized. The easiest way to remember the proper word, adverb or verb to use when forming a negation is chose a word that implies no or none. Another trick is to think about the message the reader is to absorb from the sentence as a whole, and pick words that will ensure this meaning is conveyed.

Mixed Constructions
A mixed construction is a sentence with incompatible elements that begins with one type of structure and shifts to another type of structure. In these sentences, the speaker sets out to say one thing and abruptly switches to something else resulting in confusion.

As a refresher, think of the sentence as a mathematical equation with the following structures:

Subject + predicate = sentence or Phrase + clause = logical connection

These will always make sense as distinct equations. However, one component of an equation is mixed with a component of another equation, the meaning becomes unclear. For example, consider the following revision:

Beginning in the fall of 1997, we began to charge students a trash tax, was the responsibility of student government. (Mixed Construction)

Beginning in the fall of 1997, we began to charge students a trash tax. The student government was responsible for this project. (Revision)

Dash
Sometimes you have some information which needs to be added to a sentence, and that little bit of information is direly – no, deathly – important to that sentence; if it’s a matter of life or death (figuratively, of course), you’ll want the reader to pay attention to that information. Or perhaps you’ve been ranting on about one thing and then suddenly change tack and rant on about something different. In either case, this is where you want to use a dash. It’s a strong punctuation mark, and it can be compared to the softer parentheses (just as a period compares to a semicolon).

You can use a dash whenever you need to wake your reader up and let them know that the focus is changing.

WAKE UP MOTHERFUCKERS! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:04 AM   #84
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Jeez;- sorry!

 
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That dash up there really got my attention. Set your whole post on fire. At the semicolon I was ready to bail, but the dash really slapped me in the face. Lot of power in that little dash.

 
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So.. how's the recount going?

 
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