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|IN RESPONSE TO: Monday Random News|
The author, Seymour Hersh, broke some big stories in the 70s and 80s. In the last 20 years or so, he's gotten progressively less journalistic and more batshit crazy.
Posted: December 22nd, 2015 @ 6:35AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Happy 20th Birthday WarCraft II|
That's really an amazing run. Hard to believe that a video game could change the course of your life. I've heard of folks getting addicted to MMORPGs and suffering negative consequences. In your case, it lead to a stable career that's allowed you to live in California, buy a house, and raise a family.
Posted: December 19th, 2015 @ 5:46AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Scoot Weiland - dead @ 48|
STP made it big during my senior year of high school in 93-94. I still remember going with my college freshman year roommate to see them in concert. It was the first concert I ever went to. It's crazy to think that was 21 years ago. I'm shocked Weiland lived as long as he did. He's been self-destruction for decades.
I don't think their music was all that remarkable, but hearing their songs takes me back to a different time.
Posted: December 4th, 2015 @ 12:24PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: My laptop ram is Straight out of Compton|
Re: Russian Moon Base
U.S. was there over 46 years ago. Russia hasn't put one single person on the moon. Baby steps, Russia...baby steps.
This report is about as credible as the Russian drone ballistic missile submarine that was allegedly leaked by mistake.
Posted: December 3rd, 2015 @ 7:00PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: This Unicorn Changed the Way I Poop|
I saw this on Shark Tank last year. Seems legit, but maybe get a lower toilet as an alternative to keeping that bulky thing around.
Posted: November 19th, 2015 @ 1:09PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: How Facebook is Stealing Billions of Views |
Poor Google. Has anyone setup a Gofundme for them yet?
Posted: November 11th, 2015 @ 3:27AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Time Change|
Fall back is great, except for the whole getting dark at 4:30 PM thing. Spring ahead is a mofo, but I love those long days.
Posted: November 1st, 2015 @ 12:00PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Walking Dead, Season 6, Episode 3|
I'm still holding out hope that it was (name redacted)'s body on top of (name redacted) that was getting ripped apart. The statement from the producers that was read on Talking Dead did nothing to clear up the ambiguity. Most other major characters have been given a bigger send off, so I'm thinking there's a chance (name redacted) is still alive, if not in deep shit.
Posted: October 28th, 2015 @ 11:43AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer |
A little off topic, but I thought I'd post it here. I just saw a bunch of deleted scenes from the original trilogy on youtube. You can start here with A New Hope:
I never saw these scenes before. All I can say is that Biggs is a staunch anti-Communist (see 4:45 at Tosche station).
Posted: October 20th, 2015 @ 5:40PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Back from Florida for 16 days|
Looks like your family had fun. I was down there with my family for a week this time last year. Those pics bring back memories. I saw you took a pic of the sub-$2.00 gas prices. How much is it back in CA?
Posted: October 12th, 2015 @ 2:29PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Guns With History|
Josef Goebbels would be proud of this propaganda.
Posted: September 17th, 2015 @ 7:24PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: This is the new server! We made it!|
It's a shame you couldn't monetize the site, but I'm glad I don't have to click through lists or links titled, "This man was sad, but then THIS happened..." or some such nonsense.
Posted: September 13th, 2015 @ 8:50AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: My cat is broken|
I've never seen a cat show a preference for veggies. Dogs, yes. Cats...Pretty much meat eaters all the way.
Posted: September 13th, 2015 @ 8:09AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: "FIRST REPUBLICAN DEBATE HIGHLIGHTS: 2015" — A Bad Lip Reading of The Republican Debate|
Carson's rendition of One Wittle Wee Wee brought the house down.
Posted: September 9th, 2015 @ 7:14AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Tuesday's Random News|
It makes me laugh that gun control discussions are the best marketing device for arms manufacturers.
Posted: September 8th, 2015 @ 2:27PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Chicago police detained thousands of black Americans at interrogation facility |
That 3,500 number makes it sound like some kind of black concentration camp. The article dances around the issue, but it's 3,500 people detained over the course of a decade. So in 3,650 days, 3,500 people were detained and/or questioned there. Wow, nearly one per day in a city of nearly 3 million. Stop the presses!
>>Lawyers and former police officers say that lack of access to a lawyer after the arrest and before booking – particularly during any interrogation, and particularly people from poor minority communities – puts a suspect’s rights in jeopardy.
“In Chicago, the police do not provide people with attorneys at the police station at the times they most need them: when they’re subject to interrogation,” said Craig Futterman of the University of Chicago Law School. “That’s what the Miranda warning is all about: the right to counsel while interrogated by police.”
I love how The Guardian makes it sound as if the CPD should have lawyers on staff and available for suspects. That's not going to happen, nor should it. If a suspect wants a lawyer, the suspect can request one. At that point, questioning stops. It's that simple. It's the duty of police to inform a suspect of his/her right to counsel and to respect any request that is made. But the police aren't going to just proactively assign counsel to suspects. There would be zero confessions, because no criminal defense attorney would ever let their client make a statement to police.
EDIT: Fix italics
EDITED: 2015-08-06 17:43:57
Posted: August 6th, 2015 @ 5:42PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Trump|
Trump is a self-aggrandizing blowhard douche who will be his own worst enemy. I'd be shocked if he got the GOP nomination, much less won the Presidency.
With that said, I'd actually like to see him win--if only because I hope he'd speak his mind and do everything he could to offend the pussified SJW youth of this country. It would be good to see someone in charge who didn't constantly have his tail tucked between his legs and speak in carefully scripted non-answers.
Posted: July 26th, 2015 @ 9:43AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Transgender|
Yibo is exactly right. There is no motivation by the majority to protect the status quo, but there's plenty of effort spent by fringe groups to enact change.
You see this effect in universities too. How many college professors made their bones by doing lots of scholarly research and determining that things are just fine the way they are now?
As for these trans-sexual people...man, I can't believe how this became mainstream. Not even 10-15 years ago the thought of turning a man's rocket into a pocket was lunacy. It happened, but it was widely considered a form of mental illness and self mutilation. Now we're all supposed to participate in this little charade like nothing is wrong.
Posted: July 24th, 2015 @ 4:26AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Sandra Bland Dashcam Video Released - F the police!|
The focus on this traffic stop is really misplaced in my mind. It seems like something motivated by an attorney who wants to involve as many organizations with deep pockets as possible.
The same woman who made some really, really bad decisions on this traffic stop also made a bad decision to end her own life in jail (in the custody of the Sheriff's Dept, not DPS mind you). That's the only connection I see between the traffic stop and her death--her puzzling behavior. I don't understand why the Trooper is suspended. How can he be held accountable for actions that occur days later under the authority of a different agency?
Now I know the argument will be that none of this would have occurred had the Trooper let Bland go with a warning--therefore the Trooper has some liability for everything that followed.
The way I view the traffic stop, the first interaction with Bland went fine. The Trooper returned with a warning, and at that point Bland displayed some attitude and wouldn't extinguish the cigarette. Maybe the Trooper changed his mind about the warning (he hadn't delivered it yet). He certainly could have had second thoughts about cutting this woman a break based on the change in her demeanor. So he decides on the spot to instead issue a citation. Now Bland is from far out of state (Illinois), and has already shown that she is not responsive to requests from law enforcement (refusing to extinguish the cigarette). Perhaps the Trooper thought she would fail to respond to the as-of-yet undelivered citation and never pay it. In TX, a traffic violator can be arrested and taken before a magistrate for even minor traffic offenses (I'm reading between the lines, but I assume this is to curtail people from out of state failing to respond to tickets). So, the Trooper determines he is going to arrest Bland and take her before a magistrate. We all know how it goes from there.
Clearly my last paragraph is loaded with supposition and conjecture. The point is, until the investigation is complete and the Trooper explains his rationale, everyone is just guessing. Besides, the actions at the traffic stop are not really the issue.
Posted: July 23rd, 2015 @ 5:15AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Police Killed More Americans In 2014 Than All U.S. Mass Shootings Combined (activistpost.com)|
I should know better than to respond, but here goes. Biv, I'm disappointed in you. Most people on this board already have their minds made up about a great many things (including me), however, you are generally reasonable.
And contrary to popular belief, being a police officer isn't as dangerous as some would have you believe. It doesn't even crack the top ten (most recent stats I could find place them at #14
I see this one trotted out all the time. The difference is that police are much more likely to be the victims of felonious assault than anyone that ranks above them for fatalities. People intentionally try to harm or kill police because of who they are and because of the job they do.
And if you look at officer deaths by year, with the exception of 2001 (should be obvious why) the number has never exceeded 200 in the last 20 years.
I think we would all agree that's a good thing, but it's not really relevant to this conversation. Maybe the police are getting the bad guy before the bad guy gets the cop?
Meanwhile, according to the FBI violent crime has been trending downward over the last few years
Causation? Could be better policing. Or maybe it's UCR downgrading by the local police agencies that report stats to the FBI. Still not sure how this ties in with where you're going.
And yet, despite the relatively low number of officer deaths, the drop in violent crime, the militarization of the police in no small part due to the 1033 program has resulted in more and more unnecessary civilian casualties and deaths
Here it is. The unsupported hypothesis. Or maybe the same smattering of facts that supported your hypothesis could be twisted and support the following: With better equipment and more aggressive policing, violent crime has been reduced and fewer police officers are being killed.
But we first have to agree that there *is* a problem.
I would agree that we're not on the same page.
As for the original article that was posted. I only had to hover over the web address to know that it was propaganda garbage. Against my better judgment, I clicked the link and confirmed the same.
The irony is that the same people who will talk about the relatively low number of total fatalities in mass shootings will turn right around and cry about gun control in the wake of mass shootings.
Edit: Fixed italics issue
EDITED: 2015-06-23 13:33:51
Posted: June 23rd, 2015 @ 1:32PM