15deathblade

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    • Life

      9 years ago

      15deathblade

      360 got the RROD error. Got dragon age dragon age origins and fallout and mass effect two. Graduating in a year.

      Any idea on an econ senor paper topic? And don't say rescission :P

    • Xbox

      9 years ago

      15deathblade

      360 got the RROD error. Got dragon age dragon age origins and fallout and mass effect two. Graduating in a year.

      Any idea on an econ senor paper topic? And don't say rescission :P

    • BEAR ALERT

      10 years ago

      15deathblade

      I loled at this:

      BEAR ALERT - A BEAR HAS BEEN SIGHTED ON CAMPUS - GO INDOORS - DO NOT APPROACH THE BEAR

      Yeah like anyone going to do that. Oh hi bear are you a freshmen here? Whats you major, Killing humans you say? Oh wait........

      And if you do that you are so stupid that it is a good thing you are now died.

    • My spring class schedule

      10 years ago

      15deathblade

      *ECON 300 - History of Economic Thought
      TuTh 9:30AM - 10:45AM Guild Center, Room 112 David Kiriazis

      ECON 301 - Labor Economics
      MoWeFr 10:00AM - 10:50AM Old Main, Room 104 Armond Rossi

      *ECON 352 - Intermediate Micro-Economics
      TuTh 11:00AM - 12:15PM Guild Center, Room 113 David Kiriazis

      *ECON 404 - Public Sector Economics
      MonWeFr 12:00PM - 12:50PM Guild Center, Room 113 John Neral

      *ENGL 330 - Business Writing
      TuTh 3:30PM - 4:45PM Dunkle Hall, Room 124 Mary Ann Chapman


      * Not an elective.
      In total i am taking 15 credit hours.

      I do not like my new schedule. It sucks badly. I now have to wake up at 8:30 and I have the same instructor back to back. Guess what he is; the department chair. So I can not really complain to anyone about any grade discrepancies. Luckily though he is pretty cool. One of the best professor that department has. I can still complain I just have to go to the Dean of the business school. . Like hes going to listen to me...... Not only that but I am taking ONLY ONE ELECTIVE >< and I can't really help that becuase 2 of the required courses will not be offered for another year. So it take them now or set myself back. But no a side note I will be able to take questions about the labor markets after these classes smiley0.gif .

    • Labor/Unions

      in Forums > Labor/Unions | Follow this topic

      15deathblade

      There has been talk about well labor in other threads. So I though it time to make one.

      What do you think should be done to reform labor in general?


      To start it off.

      I think that we should get ride of minimum wage. Minimum wage reduces jobs becuase it is a Floor on labor prices. (over simplified empirical proof of this) If you draw out the basic supply demand curves, the x. Label the Y axes price and label the X axes quantity. Then draw a line that across both supply and demand curves above the equilibrium point. One can plainly see that while price has increased quantity demanded has decrease. Mean the number of job out on the market. A better system would be to allow business to change what they wanted but to subsidized low income family. The number of jobs will not decrease and one get the same result one get now. If were to combine this with a tax/spend policy. One could use this to help stabilize growth and inflation as well.

      Post edited 11/11/08 11:33PM

      42 replies

    • Coolest Professor EVER

      10 years ago

      15deathblade
      Wear a costume to class this Friday & get bonus points on the next test.



      YAY lol beat that one smiley0.gif . But not i have to find something to ware ><

    • Immigration/Outsourcing

      in Forums > Immigration/Outsourcing | Follow this topic

      15deathblade

      Take from a convo that people were having on immigration:

      Very informative response by BigBen



      For someone who I'm absolutely certain would say that all government operations are inherently ineffcient I think you're giving the INS quite a bit of credit.

      The first step, getting a green card for legal residence takes a very long time by itself.

      Even if you take the easiest route. You're the spouse or child of a US citizen. You're waiting 6-10 months every step of the process for paperwork to go through. That adds time. And you can only get in with no wait time if you're a parent, spouse, or minor child of US citizen. Otherwise it ranges from a 5-20 year wait to get a greencard. (for someone like the adult child of a citizen, or sibling of a citizen)

      If you're the spouse or minor child of a lawful permanent resident (but non-citizen) you can still get in, but no extended family here)

      If you're not...oh boy

      If you're "skilled," meaning you have a college degree or known specialty application AND a job offer already waiting in the US, or prove you are an investor or have other special characteristics. Then you can apply for a green card and have a reasonable chance of getting in. But your prospective employer is going to have to spend about $10k on legal fees processing the paperwork, and even then there's a 5-6 year wait time. If you want to get a green card soon, you're going to have to apply for an H-1(b) Temporary visa for a skilled worker. There's only 85,000 of these issued per year, and demand is 2x that, they get "sold out" on the first day they're offered every year, and you have maybe a 50-50 chance of getting one depending on how good your employer is.

      So then you can work in the US on a continuously renewed H1(b) visa until the paperwork for your greencard goes through (5-6 years), But if that paperwork doesn't go through, sorry your'e out of luck. There's no other way to transfer from an H1(b) temporary residency to a permanent residency.


      If you're an unskilled worker? - meaning you can't prove you have any special skills that will create a benefit for the US? Good luck with that. The US only issues 10,000 visas for unskilled workers per year. Wait times are essentially infinite given that there's hundreds of thousands of applications for them every year.

      Your only bet is to Apply for an H2(a) unskilled, or H2(b) unskilled seasonal temporary visa good for 6 months or a year. If you are lucky enough to get one, there is still no way to transition into a legal resident from these temporary visas.

      The vast majority of our illegal immigrants aren't border jumpers, they're people that got temporary visas of various kinds and never left.



      Also, just from personal experience. I'm friends with several people that work in the Immigration clinic here at the law school.

      The law school spent $15k on a "virtual hearing" system, so we can have video teleconferences with the Immigration court.

      Why, because up here in Northwest Arkansas, the Closes INS Court is in Memphis Tennessee, 4-5 hours away.

      How many factory workers can even take a day off, much less have the money and the means to travel 400 miles one way to go to a hearing. Much less even be able to hire a lawyer to go to such a hearing.

      Further, docket times on hearings for amnesty petitions and other similar petitions are more than 6 months. That is, you file the paperwork, and you'll get to see a judge more than 6 months from now. Often it's close to a year. For many people if their visas expire, they can be deported in the meantime.


      Vocabulary:
      Insourcing: foreign companies increase their investments and employment in the United States (ie same as outsourcing but the other way around)
      Outsourcing: the process of U.S. firms shifting work abroad

      The economic argument for both is that as demand for labor shift over seas, it lowers cost of labor here. This simultaneously raise costs over seas. The result you get stable labor costs globally.

      Source The Economic Policy Institute

      Post edited 10/20/08 3:30PM

      9 replies

    • Health Care Reform

      in Forums > Health Care Reform | Follow this topic

      15deathblade

      The are other ones about this issue but they are 2 year old and one is locked. So I though i would make a new one.

      So the question is what need to be done to lower cost of health care?

      Should we go to universal health care or does the free market just need reforms?

      Lets the debates begin.

      2 replies

    • A Day at the Fed

      10 years ago

      15deathblade

      So Tuesday of this week I and a couple others for the econ department went federal reserve. They had 3 speakers, Dr Andy Bauer, Robert E Carpenter and Ray Owens. By far Ray Owens was the best. For those of you know do know who he is, he is the Chief Economist for the Richmond Bank and Vice President. He was the best becuase unlike the rest, which stayed way from forecasting, He did not. He like the rest did not talk about politics. But he did give a pretty bleak prediction of what is going to happen in this market. Unfortunately he did have a power point. So unlike the rest, we did not get to see any of the graphs or data he was talking about. He was just make a professional opinion based sole on what he saw.

      However becuase what they said is important to most people I will post it up here. Here are some of those graphs:

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      (sorry about the size my scanner is a piece of carp. If some one could blow them up for me i would be very appreciative)



    • Bioshock 2

      in Forums > Bioshock 2 | Follow this topic

      15deathblade

      I am surprised no one posted in here about this. Personally I would like to see a lot of verity of weapons in the new games. I also think it would be cool if there was a level that allowed you to explore the ocean floor. But other then that i can't really see anyway to expend on what they have and still keep the tone of the game. Although a online co-op would be cool and maybe a multiplayer. But there again it doesn't really keep with the tone of the game. I do know that I really don't want to just be playing the same game I did in Bioshock one. What do you guys think?


      P.S. if there is a thread out there it isn't in this forum section.

      2 replies

  • Comments (614)

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      9 years ago

      The thing about Chicago is that there already is a basketball icon there. There is no way that anybody can overshadow Jordan any time soon.

    • 15deathblade

      9 years ago

      Total true should have gone and played for the bulls. In Gorden house and to win with his old team would have been epic.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      9 years ago

      Wade is a better baller than James, and James cannot win a ring without a better crew.

      Otherwise, I'm doing great!

    • 15deathblade

      9 years ago

      Hey whats up. Yes i know long time :P. But life as a way of catching up to you. Any woo what tis up my homey. Xbox for the rrod :P MY BABY :P.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      9 years ago

      I'm shuffling around my watch list, and have temporarily taken you off of it. If you become active here again, just leave a comment here, I have your comments on watch.

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      haha man u dont need a girl, u need a rich ho! hahahaha =P

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      Wow! What's up?

      A lot for me here in RT - not so much in RL. I've been made Admin of a few groups - only one by design - and am trying to find out something official about Mod Whoring.

      Any ideas? I'm waiting to hear back from a Site Admin - but I don't want to be a bother.

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      yea i guess

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      oh im sorry

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      HEY HEY

      not much.. im sick.. u?

    • xxxgrifxxx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      hey how are you

    • AustinC

      10 years ago

      now you are watched, bwahahahahaha

    • BobSalawalatski

      10 years ago

      How can you possibly suck with a GT40... I could but that becuase i suck with ever car. However the GT40 is sick and and it SICK


      Even though it used the most modern tires available, tire technology in 1966 was pretty bad, and as a result, the Ford GT40's tires simply can't handle the amount of power the car can put out. Braking has to be done very early and extremely carefully, turning is nearly impossible, and acceleration is very unstable.

      Driving that car well takes a lot of practice, patience, and skill.

    • madmanmoe Keeper of Shenanigans

      10 years ago

      hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! NICE!!! truly a greatful gift indeed. thanks.

    • madmanmoe Keeper of Shenanigans

      10 years ago

      ECON can suck a big fat bull's nuts from straw lased with monkey semen.

    • Biolith

      10 years ago

      That part is irrelevant. It's the thought of rushing the M1A1 (That has a top speed of 40 mph, mind you) that comprises the picture's comment.

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      well im just that kool =P

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      what do u mean?

    • Mongopwn

      10 years ago

      I just wanted people to make some... Not really a contest.

    • ClayD FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      I think Obama's actually a fan of health food but, as you said, it's pretty difficult to eat healthy consistently on the campaign trail. smiley1.gif

      Post edited 11/19/08 7:17AM

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      well good luck! =)

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      haha u always do this

    • AustinC

      10 years ago

      I can't find anything on it

    • AustinC

      10 years ago

      What gun model/ manufacturer?

    • AustinC

      10 years ago

      what is it?

    • Demonichawk

      10 years ago

      Hey I'm sorry for the late response. just saw your comment on my page. I work for a security company at the moment doing website designing and data entry creating databases for the huge amount of materials they sell and collect from other companies and I determine price for basically everything. I just got offered a position as a software developer for the government designing different software for military use. I haven't decided to take it yet, looking at my different options.

    • Michael_JC

      10 years ago

      Sucks. I'm winning/losing Team Doubles in Halo 3.

    • Mr_Xeno

      10 years ago

      Sounds fun =D

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      i read the first page when u sent it in the journal, ugh but its so dumb how people think!!!
      i completely agree with u on the f*ckin religious people

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      haha fine

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      i know u were being helpful im just ticked off cause i wanna argue this out with someone. its damn frustrating to have this huge issue and no one sees my side of it.. i think im beginning to sound a little head strong in my paper because of it

      but yes i am writing bout both sides

    • CountCaboose

      10 years ago

      I'll never surrender!

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      what r u saying??

    • AustinC

      10 years ago

      Ok, To answer your questions:

      1. Yes, that is my gun, it's a Well MB05 bolt action sniper rifle tongue.png I have 3, 30 round mags for it

      2. It's a Bell G3 SAS, non-adjustable stock, I have on 500 round Hi cap for it. Something's wrong with it though, I think I jammed it. Gotta take it apart and see.

      3. The last gun I was using is a Sig 552, I was borrowing it from a friend, and using 4 mid cap mags with it.

      4. If you're missing a battery it shouldn't matter what brand, just look up the MaH and size and get one. I get most of my stuff from Airsplat.com.

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      oh no i knew i wasnt sponsored and i dont mind lol i just didnt know what u meant.

    • Mr_Xeno

      10 years ago

      Stressing at school, making amature music with FL Studio, and playing EndWar, lol.

      How about you?

    • CountCaboose

      10 years ago

      Even top-level clearance wouldn't get you the information you needed.

    • CountCaboose

      10 years ago

      I cannot disclose that at present.

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      aww im sorry, lol

      (what star?)

    • CountCaboose

      10 years ago

      I'm off to Israel tomorrow!

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      =P

    • madmanmoe Keeper of Shenanigans

      10 years ago

      you now what? I really dont remember where i got it from now. I think i was checking out some new car design somewhere and i found this on the side.

    • canipe2nrguy

      10 years ago

      lol wow.

    • madmanmoe Keeper of Shenanigans

      10 years ago

      that's for the New Xbox Experience Avatar that you will create when u get the NXE downloaded onto your machine. right now, since its not out to everyone, anyone with an xbox account will have the shadow there because obviously you haven't created one yet. as for those who have, i fucking hate them.

      case in point, this guy.

    • avp_bluearmy

      10 years ago

      lol sure, I might need the entire US freeway system to get up to 80 mph.

      LOL

      I topped my civic out at 120 when I was racing a (base model-non-GT) Mustang, I beat it
      :)

      I just have a hard time shifting from 4 to 5th during a race, it always wants to stay in Neutral!

    • pwnageman

      10 years ago

      Got msn?

    • avp_bluearmy

      10 years ago

      From Alaska to russia.
      good thing that I am being pulled by a plane!
      lol

      I am just kidding dude, my Civic is barely able to KEEP UP with mustangs.

    • avp_bluearmy

      10 years ago

      Well, did I forget to mention that my civic was going to be pulled by an F-15?
      lol

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      OH YEA!!!

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      well im known for knockin the bar off, and then winning!!! haha im a loser

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