Forum posts made by magical_felix

Topic Are you a soccer fan?
Posted 25 Jun 2011 12:40

There has been for a while. There has been fights, peeing on home fields, bruised egos... And this time it's a final.

Topic Are you a soccer fan?
Posted 25 Jun 2011 12:36

The Mexican guy looks 12.

Will this be free-flowing soccer? Or world-cup style, "botched attacks followed by kicking the ball 150 feet in the opposite direction" soccer?

Usually this game consists of Mexico attacking and the US attempting to counter strike.

The game is always emotion filled so it should be exciting... I hope.

Topic Are you a soccer fan?
Posted 25 Jun 2011 12:13

Gold cup final today! 8:00 PM eastern time. One of the biggest rivalries in international soccer. Always a great game when these two play.


USA

http://upload.lushstories.com/18-jozy-altidore.jpg

VS

MEXICO

http://upload.lushstories.com/783-38072-rate_chicharito_s_manchester_united_debut.jpg

Topic E-Verify
Posted 25 Jun 2011 12:03

E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.

http://www.cfbf.com/agalert/AgAlertStory.cfm?ID=1755&ck=D8D31BD778DA8BDD536187C36E48892B


By Christine Souza
Assistant Editor

Unless it contains a viable program for agriculture, farm groups say they are prepared to oppose legislation introduced in Congress last week that would require all U.S. employers to check work authorizations against the federal database known as E-Verify.

The Legal Workforce Act, H.R. 2164 by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, would require employers to electronically verify the eligibility of prospective employees before hiring. Under E-Verify, the Social Security numbers of new hires are checked against Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security records in order to identify fraudulent numbers, prevent their use and help ensure that new hires are eligible to work.

"Farmers are concerned that mandatory E-Verify legislation without an effective program to assure a stable, legal labor force could severely handicap a business that is important to California's economic recovery," California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Wenger said. "California's high-value agriculture is labor intensive and each job in the field supports two to three jobs in related businesses. If farmers are unable to hire those fieldworkers, the impact would be felt in towns and cities across California."

Under the bill, employees performing "agricultural labor or services" would be subject to an E-Verify check within 36 months of the date of enactment; other employers would be given two years to comply. An individual engaged in seasonal agricultural employment would not be considered a new hire if the individual starts work with an employer for whom they have previously worked.

According to CFBF Director of Labor Affairs Bryan Little, who also serves as chief operating officer for the Farm Employers Labor Service, the universal E-Verify requirement would still be a problem for agricultural employers because the bulk of the country's agricultural labor force might not pass such a check.

"If we can't convince Congress that agriculture needs a viable worker program in response to a mandatory, universal E-Verify requirement, we are headed for a train wreck," Little said. "There will simply be no way to plant, cultivate and harvest the high-value commodities we grow in California without it."

CFBF Associate Counsel Carl Borden said the three-year time frame in the bill could allow farm organizations time to work with Congress to create "a truly effective program that's different from the H-2A program."

But, Borden added, "having a reliable labor supply is so important to California agriculture that we can't rely on mere possibilities."
Participation in mandatory E-Verify would be phased in over periods of time, within six months for very large employers with more than 10,000 employees, and as long as two years for employers of 19 or fewer employees.

The bill would pre-empt state laws mandating E-Verify use for employment eligibility purposes, but would retain the ability of states and localities to condition business licenses on the requirement that the employer use E-Verify in good faith under the federal law.
It would also grant employers safe harbor from prosecution if they use the E-Verify program in good faith and, through no fault of theirs, receive an incorrect eligibility confirmation.

"The use of E-Verify does not provide an absolute safe harbor, but it provides pretty much the same type of protection that doing a proper and complete Form I-9 does right now for employers," Borden said. "It would substantially reduce the types of acceptable documents that an employer could rely on in going through the employment eligibility verification process."

The existing immigration program for agricultural employees, H-2A, remains unworkable for most California farmers and those who use the program say it is expensive and ineffective. Agricultural employers who rely on H-2A also face delays and arbitrary decisions by the U.S. Department of Labor, farm groups said. Because of these flaws, the program supplies fewer than 5 percent of the agricultural labor force nationwide.

Created as part of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, E-Verify has remained voluntary at the federal level, although states such as Arizona, Alabama, Mississippi and, most recently, Georgia have passed their own laws requiring that it be mandatory for all new hires.

"States are taking things into their own hands, and this caused Congress to say, 'We need to do something about this on a national level,'" said Jack King, CFBF National Affairs manager. "The E-Verify legislation does specifically reference agriculture, which shows that the authors of the bill realize there are some different circumstances regarding agriculture, so we believe that is a good sign."

The American Farm Bureau Federation said it opposes the E-Verify bill, barring some solution.

"If Congress is going to require producers and growers to use E-Verify, it is absolutely critical they give us a legal supply of workers. AFBF policy is opposed to E-Verify," said Paul Schlegel, AFBF director of the Environment and Energy Policy Team who works on immigration reform issues.

What is your opinion on E-Verify?

Is it about time that it be made mandatory? Do you think some state's economies would suffer if it was?

Why is it so hard to find Americans to work in agriculture?

Do you think some states want to have their cake and eat it too? Meaning they want to keep paying the same prices for products that come from agriculture but they do not want any undocumented workers in the industry.

Is there no real solution to this 'problem' and is all this talk about E-Verify just a way to let the population think that something is being done?

Is the real solution to this having America and Mexico come together to create an effective agricultural worker program?

Are undocumented workers a necessary evil?


Topic Club Zafia....
Posted 25 Jun 2011 10:57

http://www.youtube.com/embed/aRllOg1cCWQ

Topic Great Film Scenes
Posted 25 Jun 2011 10:53

http://www.youtube.com/embed/vo4kDrWBa6c

Topic Is One Kiss Cheating?
Posted 24 Jun 2011 09:54

I think people spend too much time worrying about what constitutes "cheating". Whatever your exact definition may be, just ask yourself "Would my significant other not want me to be doing this?" If the answer is yes, then it can be defined as cheating (if such a definition is even required). In general, most women will be opposed to having you show romantic affection to another woman, and the more affection/contact the worse it is. Think of it as a spectrum rather than a distinct cut-off point.

This is a great answer and exactly the way I feel. It all depends on what you know will piss off your partner. Some women would consider sending another woman un-flirty text messages that are meant to get that other woman's attention somehow as cheating. Everyone has different standards on this and it's up to the couple to figure that out.

Topic Do you ever feel culpable ...
Posted 24 Jun 2011 09:24

I have never fealt culpable for anything I didn't do myself. When I see my government doing something I fealt was wrong or stupid I never say, "look at what WE are doing now." I'll say, "look at what THEY are doing now. We elect presidents into office, what they do beyond that is on them. It's not like we vote on wether we should go to war or not, so why should we feel culpable for it?

Topic Woman wrestles baseball from little girl?
Posted 23 Jun 2011 10:01

That little girl shoulda stepped it up! I mean it's a major league baseball! The little girl wussed out big time.

Topic Club Zafia....
Posted 22 Jun 2011 17:34

Snow white can get down!

http://www.youtube.com/embed/zg3FDbkSmFM

Topic Jail corruption who is at fault?
Posted 22 Jun 2011 16:39

I would say human nature and the need to get money, more and more money is at fault for corruption in prisons. Chavez administrators probably take huge bribes to look the other way. The guards too.

Plomo o plata? Unfortunately that's the real law in many Latin American countries.

Topic Dissocial Personality Disorder v Trolling
Posted 21 Jun 2011 20:30

n.

You are disrespectful to everyone here. I can only presume you are trying to see how far you can push us until your account it deleted.

Is that your intention? If it is, I'll be happy to oblige.

I think he's funny, let him stay.

Topic Dissocial Personality Disorder v Trolling
Posted 21 Jun 2011 10:55

Wow. All those neurons firing in all those heads, and all because I tapped on my little keyboard. I think I'm going to have to call that a 'win' for the day and get some sleep...

Oh, one thing, sprite...

obviously, this thread has gone way off course, but since everyone seems game to wander off, i'm going to go with it as well.

Actually, it's quite "on" course. If you could go through my inbox, read a certain message I received two days before this thread was started... and see who sent it... you'd know that this entire thread was most specifically pointed at me.

And Fugly: I see you didn't need a shoehorn, either. Thanks for stepping up to the plate and letting us know that you see yourself as being the type of person I've been talking about! thumbup

Nighty night... ZzZzZzzz...

Looks like someone doesn't have the brain power to answer anything... Well done stormblue you have more than proven a point... Not your point but a point.

Topic Dissocial Personality Disorder v Trolling
Posted 21 Jun 2011 06:22

No, I expect them to worry about what directly affects them and what's going on half a globe away when they're partly responsible for it.

Yeah, that's what I was saying. I think I said that several times. To assume people are just going about their day drinking Starbucks and buying new TVs without thinking about the people around them is ridiculous. Of course we think about other countries and the less fortunate.

False. There are many things you can do about it. Not that you will...

Oh yeah? Like what? What can an every man do to say... Reduce the garbage we create? Ask for no packaging when we buy a TV? What can an every man do to stop a war? Write a strongly worded letter to the president and ask him to end the wars we get into?

What do you call a person who enjoys all the benefits of a system but feels no responsibility toward it?

I dunno, what?

Topic Dissocial Personality Disorder v Trolling
Posted 21 Jun 2011 06:10

Just...wow.

I know... I was sucked in. I couldn't help myself.

confused1

Believe me, I feel dumber for even responding to this. Look I'm doing it again.

Topic Dissocial Personality Disorder v Trolling
Posted 21 Jun 2011 01:03

Look again. I was editing stuff in. (Be a little patient, eh?)

Well finish your bullshit before you post the reply next time so it doesn't look like your bitching out... unreal man. Go ahead and finish I'll read it tomorrow.

Topic What kind of sex would you have with the person above you?
Posted 21 Jun 2011 00:58

Anal sex of course... Look at that ass... But not before dinner, some flowers, some listening, some foreplay, some slow and steady lovemaking... THEN the anal.

Topic Dissocial Personality Disorder v Trolling
Posted 21 Jun 2011 00:55

Damn, Felix... you didn't even need a shoehorn. ;)

Way to bitch out. I was serious with most of my questions to you.

Topic Dissocial Personality Disorder v Trolling
Posted 21 Jun 2011 00:34

All the negative situations I mentioned in my last post have become social norms . There's nothing odd or unusual about any of it, which is why I could mention them so briefly and rest assured that everyone reading could follow right along.

Bad things happening have become social norms? Isn't society less violent nowadays? What do you mean there's nothing unusual about it? whenever there is a mass killing it's big news and it shocks nations because is is the opposite of normal.

Well, hell yes! Considering what's normal now, I want no part of it.

Can you tell me when exactly in history was society better than it is now? Or more real or whatever. During what time period do you deem society fit enough for you to be a part of?

My point is, if you critically examine society from an objective viewpoint, you'll be heartsick.

I take it you're a 'the glass is half empty' kind of guy...

For example: President Obama, just like Bush before him, continues killing innocent civilians by the hundreds of thousands in foreign countries. Countries that have never attacked us. Countries that Congress never declared war on, as the Constitution requires. And every person who voted for that you-know-what is partially responsible. But they don;t seem to have any time or headspace for the suffering of Iraquis or Afghanis. It's so far away, why think deeply or seriously about it? There's my career and my car payment and my student loan and my sex drive and my upgrade from lcd to plasma to think about. These people will never see that others' suffering matters, too. Not until the bombs drop in their neighborhood, until it's their sister, brother, mother, uncle twitching to death in a pool of blood and shrapnel. Then they might take time to stop and think about the horror of war.

This is one of the dumbest things you've said yet! So you feel the best thing for society is for everyone to not worry about what directly affects them and sit around and think about what is going on half a globe away? I should tell the landlord I can't pay his rent because i have been worried about the poor Iraqis? People should feel guilty owning a big LED (better than LCD or plasma btw) TV that they worked for because some poor bastard in Iraq doesn't have one too? Most people have the capacity to understand what is going on around the world and also be a functioning part of society. Maybe YOU just can't. Walking and chewing gum at the same time can be hard for some i suppose. But yeah mr. Blue, fuck responsibilities, sit there and contemplate the world's problems. Tell me how many of them you have solved with all this superior thinking? None I'm willing to wager...

Eh? Who's the guilty party? Forgive me if I'm a little preoccupied by real suffering --- not a bunch of low-minds whining when something I say pricks at their conscience.

Lucky for the suffering, they got stormblue on the case!

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Yeah... They make meds for that. They are real and they work for many.

People are so self-absorbed now.

I almost forgot about this little gem... YOU seem a little self-absorbed. You feel the need to keep telling us why you are better than everyone else because you seem to know that there is a suffering in the world. We ALL know that... There is nothing we can do about it. You seem to just be realizing this I guess. Again I want to ask you, how are you putting all this great knowledge you have to good use? How is people's suffering ending because you're sitting around thinking about it?



laughing8

Fuck, why did I just waste my time on this nonsense? And don't ignore me again you coward or I'm gonna start to think YOU'RE not real and just having a laugh because a lot of what you're saying doesn't make sense to anyone.
















Topic Dissocial Personality Disorder v Trolling
Posted 20 Jun 2011 20:06

sign3

Topic Dissocial Personality Disorder v Trolling
Posted 20 Jun 2011 16:21

I think "we" do. Because "we" generally aren't very clear thinkers.

Modern, post-industrial societies (the ones that allow its constituents luxuries like personal computers and Internet connections) push the natural (real) human being all out of whack. In fact, it goes against Nature/physics and its infallible, realistic wisdom totally.

For example, look at the unsustainability of our ways. We produce billions of tons of garbage yet have no long-range plan for what to do with it. We use an economic model (fractional reserve banking) that mathematically guarantees poverty-for-some and eventual total system collapse. Etc., etc..

And look at how people treat each other. Racism, sexism, prom night dumpster babies, Columbine... 20% of the American population is on antidepressants, many of which are inadequately tested before release... in 240 years we've gone from a nation of producers to a nation of consumers...

All of it is decidedly unrealistic.

When you spend years getting your mind OUT of the sick system and re-aligning it with REALITY.... well, the average person, so deeply enmeshed in that system that they know no other way of looking at the world, is going to think you're nuts.

Society or reality? I'll take reality, thanks, and if society doesn't understand me when I do... well, the feeling's mutual. ; )

Look man, how is racism and dumpster babies and mass killings not reality? That kind of thing has existed since the dawn of man. It's not some new thing. Anti-depressants help people cope with whatever imbalances they have in their heads. It's just modern medicine. When they invented things like casts for broken limbs is that an un-reality as well?

Modern, post-industrial societies (the ones that allow its constituents luxuries like personal computers and Internet connections) push the natural (real) human being all out of whack. In fact, it goes against Nature/physics and its infallible, realistic wisdom totally.

This... What the hell does this mean? So society isn't real AND neither is cyberspace? Or do you mean that having luxuries isn't real? Explain this!

And you have yet to tell us what IS reality. You don't think we are all robots masquerading as humans do you?




Topic I wanna be feminized, shes not into it
Posted 20 Jun 2011 15:32

Before anyone gets any ideas... I don't have experience with this... I just know things laughing8


Maybe you can just get a dildo with a nice little suction cup on it and have some alone time in the shower. I doubt your wife wants to see the father of her child get fucked like a sissy girl... It's like catching your wife shaving her face or shitting her pants in public or something horrible... There's no going back man.

Topic Transexuals, hermaphrodites, intersexuals?
Posted 20 Jun 2011 12:22



This would not be something for me though, just watching that video I had a few "what the hell?" reactions so I am sure that it would be multiplied in real life.


Are you suuuuuuuuurreeee?????????

You wouldn't dig a really really hot chick with a penis? Hmmmmmmm.....

laughing8


My answer is no by the way. Way no.



Topic Dissocial Personality Disorder v Trolling
Posted 20 Jun 2011 12:01

Society is not reality. ; )

It's not? scratch

That's very... Interesting.

Topic Sex Percentage
Posted 20 Jun 2011 11:44

What's location got to do with this?

I think he meant that lush was the location and everyone here gets turned on by a gentle breeze so of course we're all gonna say sex is really important. I THINK thats what he meant anyway...

Topic Guys, what if ...
Posted 19 Jun 2011 23:46

I would be pissed... Then I'd go make out with a guy. That'll show her!

Topic Dissocial Personality Disorder v Trolling
Posted 19 Jun 2011 23:44

Dissocial Personality Disorder????

I thought those people were just called assholes... Learn something new everyday.

Topic Club Zafia....
Posted 19 Jun 2011 23:40

90's yeah!

http://www.youtube.com/embed/6ssqro3u1lY

Anyone else see Velma from Scooby doo?

http://images.wikia.com/hanna-barbera/images/5/5b/Velma.jpg

Topic Club Zafia....
Posted 19 Jun 2011 23:25

http://www.youtube.com/embed/46izZS3qT4E

Topic Great Film Scenes
Posted 19 Jun 2011 23:12

http://www.youtube.com/embed/4vDKoX82LHo