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Re: “"UO" Us Better

Profiling poor, homeless people is a national trend, especially at state universities.

I was a student at Portland State University issued a trespass warning, for sleeping in an open stairwell after midnight. The guard assured me that I could return during normal business hours. A few weeks latter he approached me in the Broadway computer lab, directed me to follow him downstairs, outside to the driveway, where he asked me why I came back.

It was a set up.

He wanted to handcuff me. Why would anyone allow a security guard to handcuff them? I kicked him in the chest, knocking him back about ten feet where he hit the fence and slid down to his left, landing on his ass.

State legislatures authorize universities to write policy (school rules) to have the full, force, and effect of law. This is fraudulent veneer. A legislator can't delegate legislative ability to write laws that don't have to be voted in by a majority of legislators. Nevertheless, universities seem to be jurisdictional enclaves in and of themselves.

Why do appointed state university presidents get paid more than $400K per year, while duly elected governors receive the vastly lessor amount of about $150K?

Posted by Panamaniac Dred on 04/25/2015 at 1:14 PM

Re: “My Way

Good. Because everything I said was either very soundly reasoned opinions, or straight facts. Topped off with a nice closing of well wishes. What more could you want?

Posted by JTR on 04/25/2015 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Portland, RIP

South Dakota isn't a bad place. It is a slower pace and more sparcely populated, which is why I suggested why IA might like to check it out. New Mexico is my go-to for getting away from it all, and would be my first choice should I want to bail on big city life.

Posted by JTR on 04/25/2015 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Portland, RIP

Seriously, South Dakota is on my short list. It avoided the economic boom, so it will avoid the big bust, plus, they still farm. Wouldn't it be hysterical to see how a mass exodus of Portland posers all decked out in their silly costumes, and self absorbed attitudes, actually would be received in such a place so real?

Steady On

It's like ten miles of a two-lane
On a South Dakota wheat plain
In the middle of a hard rain
A slow boat or a fast train
I am gonna keep my head on straight
I'm gonna keep my head on straight

Steady on

Posted by Panamaniac Dred on 04/25/2015 at 12:47 PM

Re: “My Way

^ Pretty much what I expected from you.

Posted by RickStevens on 04/25/2015 at 12:02 PM

Re: “"Let's Do It" with Bri Pruett: How to Pick a Sex Playlist

I had a roommate whose go-to CD for getting it on was the Gin Blossoms. As if I needed another reason to despise those guys.

Posted by ElGordo on 04/25/2015 at 11:09 AM

Re: “High and Tight

I always see it with the long trimmed beard. It makes men look like they work, live, and hang out in vintage barber shops.

Posted by Ten Red on 04/25/2015 at 11:07 AM

Re: “"UO" Us Better

Zombie it's spelled "ditto" for the love of God.

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Posted by Allmamatter on 04/25/2015 at 9:55 AM

Re: “My Way

Jesus. This is just getting weird. Chill out man, it's just the damn internet. Don't get so worked up. How you take this to the level of "dominance" or "being better than" you is beyond me. Especially since you have repeatedly "trolled" me over the past few months.

and, I wasn't "trolling you". I was simply guessing who penned that ia (which you had to have known was going to happen), and saying that I thought it was for the best given that this ia thing seems to be weighing heavily on you.

I wish you the best in whatever new endeavors you choose to pursue now that you are retiring from you long and storied ia posting career.

Posted by JTR on 04/25/2015 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Sorry My Poverty Inconvenienced You

Great point chunty.

Posted by JTR on 04/25/2015 at 9:13 AM

Re: “"Let's Do It" with Bri Pruett: How to Pick a Sex Playlist

What, no Weird Al? Y'all are missing out.

Posted by Spaceman on 04/25/2015 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Portland, RIP

Hey Anonymous stop whinning. Portland's past is even more racist and bigoted than it is now. A history of segregation and gentrification. It would probably be even worse off, more small minded and pathetically provincial without outsiders. Every big city gets a lot of transplants, and looking at Portland's past, this city is better off because its transplants. If Portland aucks so much then get the fuck out.

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Posted by Justin Kertson on 04/25/2015 at 6:37 AM

Re: “"UO" Us Better

What's UO supposed to do then? Take them in? Grant them a honorary degrees. Have an open door policy, remove all locks, let them be a graduate assistant, fire the security guards, let them have a safe place to shoot up or drink...Sure, nothing bad will come of all that. I feel your pain, IA, but stop being so naive!

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Posted by Bullnose on 04/25/2015 at 5:28 AM

Re: “"Let's Do It" with Bri Pruett: How to Pick a Sex Playlist

who is providing the masturbation playlists? or is that what these really are?

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Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 04/25/2015 at 4:26 AM

Re: “Pigs or People: Which is for Dinner?

People can help the planet, their own health, and of course animals by getting started by simply skipping the meat one day a week, Meatless Mondays, say. Then, when you realize that it's not difficult and you are still satisfied, make it two days, then three ... next thing you know you're vegetarian. It's not some kind of massive shift, just some easy decisions. Why wouldn't you give it a try?

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Posted by Jennofur OConnor on 04/25/2015 at 2:33 AM

Re: “Savage Love Letter of the Day: A Medievalist Schools Dan On Medieval Attitudes Toward Sex

Holy fuck. No pun intended. Been listening for years. This isn't a tounge lashing Dan. Its s call to action...

Posted by Aurelius141 on 04/25/2015 at 1:59 AM

Re: “Uber Question for Drivers

Oh my god am I totally reading this? Oh yeah Haha I get it... I hope...

Posted by Aurelius141 on 04/25/2015 at 1:48 AM

Re: “WARNING: Grey's Anatomy Spoiler Alert!

Grey's Anatomy is still a thing?

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Posted by BooberMcDoober™ on 04/24/2015 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Fart2go

Oh, no, that must have been the homemade kimchi I left in the glove box.

Posted by BooberMcDoober™ on 04/24/2015 at 11:04 PM

Re: “FredFest Is in Effect May 3

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Posted by Aviral Bhardwaj on 04/24/2015 at 10:51 PM

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