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by DSenette
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mass shooting: San Bernardino
Replies: 70
Views: 12915

Re: Mass shooting: San Bernardino

The FBI link you posted has something interesting. It describes "4 spent high cap magazines", but listed 65-75 rounds fired. A standard magazine for an AR-15 is 30 rounds. So, those don't quite line up. I'm wondering if they dumped partially spent magazines, or if they're really bad at tr...
by DSenette
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mass shooting: San Bernardino
Replies: 70
Views: 12915

Re: Mass shooting: San Bernardino

It looks like something else is drawing the FBI towards the terrorism link, although they aren't ready to actually call this a terrorist case publicly yet. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/04/us/san-bernardino-shooting.html I mean, lets be frank here. If this were a terror plot, ISIS would have told ...
by DSenette
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mass shooting: San Bernardino
Replies: 70
Views: 12915

Re: Mass shooting: San Bernardino

I mean, he had the guns for four years. That ain't impulse. Explosive device(s). Multiple assailants. I mean, sure, maybe there's some personal beef in there somewhere, but...the overkill there for a personal beef in terms of preparation is kind of ludicrous. the implication that it would be an imp...
by DSenette
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

My brother in law knew a guy who was mugged and called the police, and twenty officers showed up to catch the guy. Turned out the description was the same as a suspect who had mugged and murdered someone a few hours prior (it was the same guy). So there are reasons for a dozen police to show up for...
by DSenette
Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15136
Views: 2590638

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

is that with regards to GMOs? because...we...as humans, have been generally GMing the SHIT out of Os for, I dunno, thousands upon thousands of years.

just because SOMETIMES that's done in a lab, doesn't change the effective safety of the products.
by DSenette
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

so, already known info: marshal who shot the kid in Louisiana likely had beef with the dad BUT, more importantly there was body cam footage, and the lawyers who viewed it said that few had his hands raised the entire time and apparently the story that they were serving a warrant but no active warran...
by DSenette
Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

gmalivuk wrote:Shouldn't need telling about what?

if your kid is in the car, and someone else shoots your kid...you are at fault for your kid being shot
by DSenette
Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

And now we find out that the kid was pointed out to the police, specifically. Reread. Moments later, she said, as the cars pulled away from the light, she saw two marshals’ cars—marked in black and white—approaching from behind with their lights flashing. She looked into Few’s car as he pulled away...
by DSenette
Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

http://gawker.com/report-louisiana-poli ... 1740921296

apparently they're completely separating themselves from the story about the guy backing up in the vehicle
by DSenette
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

and again.....as previously stated. often times "pretty close to public lewdness" or "exceptionally indecent" can simply be "them two queers was huggin" if you're asking the wrong person. where quite frequently heterosexual couples can get away with quite a bit more lew...
by DSenette
Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

yes yes, all of the people throughout history that have fought back against bigoted police officers who sought to violate their civil rights should have all just sat down and stayed quiet because, why inconvenience yourself when your rights are being violated...just like....leave the island of Hawa...
by DSenette
Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

If I'm at home in TN or if I'm in another state in the US, I'm not going to settle for someone violating my rights or physically assaulting my loved ones...period. I suppose they agree with you. They lost there bail money. Got fired. Lost their home in where ever. Lost their return airline tickets?...
by DSenette
Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

yes, clearly you didn't read it correctly. they were in Hawaii on vacation...not looking to move there. they were effectively FORCED to find employment AND residence because they were NOT ALLOWED to leave until the court proceedings were over and they had zero money to have a place to live during t...
by DSenette
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

coming back to your home 5 months later to god knows what If I read the story correctly they have an apartment there now. I have no idea what if anything became of their previous domicile. Relying on odd jobs and restaurant gigs, they eventually saved enough money to rent an apartment. When they ap...
by DSenette
Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Lots of people say things like that, but what counts as "overt" is extremely heteronormative. Gay and lesbian relationships are widely perceived to be inherently more sexual than straight relationships. A man and a woman can give each other a quick kiss on the lips and have it seen as com...
by DSenette
Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

a better fact....he's been fired
by DSenette
Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 54407

Re: Creationism sub-thread

http://www.vegetarian-nation.com/resour ... egetarian/

so again, "I'm a vegetarian" can mean all kinds of things.
by DSenette
Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 54407

Re: Creationism sub-thread

K-R wrote:
DSenette wrote:an ovo-lacto vegetarian who didn't make it clear that they eat cheese and eggs
Isn't that just a vegetarian?

you'd think, but there's a name for it...so, lest we get into another semantics battle.....no
by DSenette
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Former St. Louis Prosecutor Admits To Covering Up Brutal Police Beating Of A Suspect A former St. Louis prosecutor covered up a vicious beating of a handcuffed suspect last year by a veteran cop with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department that included the officer shoving his handgun "do...
by DSenette
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 54407

Re: Creationism sub-thread

in the cooking for a party example, it is the responsibility of both parties to make requirements and expectations clear. When announcing the planned event, the cook/chef will USUALLY say "ok, well I'm going to make this, this, and the other thing for the meal" then the participants would ...
by DSenette
Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15136
Views: 2590638

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

in this particular case, the douchebro that jacked the price up exponentially was doing so on a drug that had gone off of the generic protection, so he neither had to pay for R&D nor any FDA qualifications as those had already been done by the original group that developed the medication
by DSenette
Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

apparently, according to the lawyers, jones never fired his gun. obviously "wait till the other guy shoots first" isn't a viable option in all police situations. but, still valuable information.
by DSenette
Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 54407

Re: Creationism sub-thread

the bible, or Koran, or torah, is only historically important to the religions that use those books. the only importance of those books to anyone who doesn't belong to those religions is the effect that the people who believed those books to be true had on people who did not. They form a large part...
by DSenette
Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 54407

Re: Creationism sub-thread

the bible, or Koran, or torah, is only historically important to the religions that use those books. the only importance of those books to anyone who doesn't belong to those religions is the effect that the people who believed those books to be true had on people who did not. I'm MUCH more concerned...
by DSenette
Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

stand your ground! unless the guy coming at you says he's a cop even though he's in a regular car and regular clothes.
by DSenette
Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15136
Views: 2590638

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

ignoring the black actors in original star wars (lando, motherfuckingvader)....what about all the non-white-non humans.....do blue people not offend their sensibilities?
by DSenette
Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

people have disappeared into CIA black sites....and then reappeared...it's one of the ways that we actually know about CIA black sites. the cia sure as fuck isn't going to mention them...so the only way to go from "nah, that's some tinfoil hat nutshittery" to "whoa, they really do th...
by DSenette
Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Is this going to be another "dangerous" argument, where you stubbornly refuse to acknowledge that certain words can be used to describe things of varying severity? If a word is sometimes used for an extreme thing, it can never correctly be used for a less extreme (but still horrible) thin...
by DSenette
Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I think it's reasonable to describe these people as 'disappeared'. I'm not sure that people in Argentina would agree with you. I think the Guardian has done good things, but it is inflammatory, and its use of the word "disappeared" bothers me. From a Chicago Sun-Times op ed. It is not my ...
by DSenette
Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

but after searching his home and finding a firearm in his air-conditioning unit,


cue the "yeah, but see, he had a gun....so...totally appropriate response" crowd.
by DSenette
Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I would imagine that its against the law for the police to suppress evidence of them breaking the law (not that I doubt they'll stretch this) However what I suspect is that the Police don't want the public to see what frontline policing looks like and its methods (as per the discussions earlier). P...
by DSenette
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

they tased the guy in the balls too
by DSenette
Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1089465

Re: Police misbehavior thread

the best part about leady is that when they say things like "i think is a valid position to argue from"....you get to have a VERY clear and concise demarcation of what is, in fact, a horrible position to argue from. they're like a universal "this is the wrong way to think about any gi...
by DSenette
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 54407

Re: Creationism sub-thread

But creationism, itself, is not merely tradition. It's fairly recent. If memory serves, it only really became a cultural force in the sixties*. It's not some lingering leftover trace from far back in time, it's a fairly recent thing, historically speaking. The same appears to be true in Islam, and ...
by DSenette
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 54407

Re: Creationism sub-thread

Answer the question I asked before, who is leading and who is following. As a rule I now consider corporal punishment a bad thing. But it wasn't always so. I changed. So my question to you is, despite what has been published, is the practice increasing or declining? Are they changing, however glaci...
by DSenette
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 54407

Re: Creationism sub-thread

What's the point of criticizing cigarettes when we all know they aren't the only thing that causes cancer? If 70% of America thinks it's sometimes okay to hit your kids, but that breaks down into 100% of creationists and 50% of non-creationists (i.e. 40% of the population are creationists, and all ...
by DSenette
Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 54407

Re: Creationism sub-thread

If you really want to go back to basics, maybe you should throw your children off of a cliff and see if they survive . This is a strawman that you don't need to resort to. mathmannix (and Christians in general) don't use corporal punishment out of a desire to "go back to basics". Children...
by DSenette
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 54407

Re: Creationism sub-thread

except when you actually post YEC literature that explains the proper godly way to beat a child as sanctioned by the lord
by DSenette
Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 54407

Re: Creationism sub-thread

If your child is too young to be reasoned with, they won't understand why you're hitting them. This is why the best (possibly only) time you should spank a child is immediately after what they did wrong. If you build an association of (temporary, non-scarring) pain with doing something that could b...
by DSenette
Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 54407

Re: Creationism sub-thread

well according to a biblically literal view, you're breaking god's law, because he specifically says that it's only ok to hit your children with sticks, not your hand besides the fact that many many many children are raised quite well without ever being spanked or corporally disciplined once in thei...

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