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by Eyat
Sat May 05, 2012 3:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Student left in cell 4 days recalls hallucinations
Replies: 67
Views: 9907

Re: Student left in cell 4 days recalls hallucinations

I know the USA is not a first world country, but even third world nations generally manage toilets to put in their jails. Not to derail, but what? It was a joke of sorts. The kind of joke that's wrapped in snark. The thing is, it's not entirely untrue. The US is certainly rich enough to be consider...
by Eyat
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial
Replies: 713
Views: 85073

Re: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial

I hear this whole piracy as good for marketing thing a lot but if that were true wouldn't people offer their products for free? I mean more than samples I mean the whole enchilada like you get when you pirate. That said if there is a competitive advantage in doing so than those offering it for free...
by Eyat
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial
Replies: 713
Views: 85073

Re: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial

I'm reading a lot of rumours about all the common file upload sites being hit with this, either voluntarily shutting down/blocking the US or mass removal of files. If this is true, and the US goes all out removing things, I do expect a decrease in casual piracy. Unfortunately for Hollywood, I belie...
by Eyat
Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: So... the entire United States is now a battleground
Replies: 142
Views: 18539

Re: So... the entire United States is now a battleground

Has any of the commentary mentioned this might be in response to fear that the drug cartels might become too powerful on the southern border? If they eventually out gun the border patrol there like they do the local police in mexico could that be why they wanted to suspend posse comitatus? Now I am ...
by Eyat
Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2500
Views: 238483

Re: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.

I get to practice human sacrifice on unwilling victims for my religion because you can't stop me says so in the first amendment right? I get to go peaceably assemble in that little garden thing in the middle of the pentagon because its owned by "us" right? nothing can abridge it right? We...
by Eyat
Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2500
Views: 238483

Re: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.

Peaceable assembly does not grant you the right to break other laws. Reverse, this, and you have the language written in the Bill of Rights: Other laws cannot prevent Americans from peaceably assembling. What a ridiculously simplified outlook Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment o...
by Eyat
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2500
Views: 238483

Re: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.

Anyway, that was not what I came here to post. A temporary court order has been signed allowing OWS back into the park with their tents and gear (though I believe lots those have largely been trashed by the cops? so they'll have to start over.) It will keep going through the courts from here. Shoul...
by Eyat
Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hershey forces exchange students into indentured servitude
Replies: 66
Views: 9398

Re: Hershey forces exchange students into indentured servitu

And those long and deep supply chains are well-suited to hide excesses. Get the cheapest, don't ask questions, plausible deniability for the win. That's not a good thing, it's a downside. We shouldn't encourage that downside by giving free passes to companies that subcontract the nastier parts of t...
by Eyat
Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Amanda Knox Trial
Replies: 55
Views: 8440

Re: Amanda Knox Trial

Thing is she's returned to the U.S., and even though the Italian prosecution may ask for a retrial, they'd have to extradite her from the U.S., which is unlikely given how thoroughly the Italian police cocked up the case and the evidence in the first place. I was wondering about that. Is it conside...
by Eyat
Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GOP attempting an Electoral College gerrymander
Replies: 47
Views: 5393

Re: GOP attempting an Electoral College gerrymander

As opposed to the current system where you win 51-49 and get 100% of the electoral votes in a state? I know no one likes the electoral college but this system seems better than the current one. I am from Illinois we have 12.5 million people, 9.5 of whom live in the Chicago metro area who have differ...
by Eyat
Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hurricaine Irene: It's pretty big I guess
Replies: 40
Views: 6319

Re: Hurricaine Irene: It's pretty big I guess

When we had a series of windstorms in July knocking out power lines all over the Chicago suburbs we saw repair crews from as far away as Pennsylvania and Montana so hopefully the eastern seaboard will be teeming with out of state personnel shortly.
by Eyat
Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Billionaire funding artificial libertarian islands
Replies: 387
Views: 34504

Re: Billionaire funding artificial libertarian islands

But earlier you seemed to be arguing that war spending couldn't increase a country's GDP. GDP? GDP measures the flow of an economy, not a growth. If you build twenty million tanks and blow them all up, you are worse off than if you built a single car and didn't destroy it. Why not look at private i...
by Eyat
Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cops with Body Cameras for police transparency
Replies: 53
Views: 6946

Re: Cops with Body Cameras for police transparency

I suspect that video will statistically be "lost" way less often when it exonerates the cop than when it condemns them. Not that I think you are biased or anything but where would you get statistics for video tapes that are lost? I think this is an excellent idea because generally you see...
by Eyat
Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 'Emergency' declared in AZ town over allegations
Replies: 13
Views: 2427

Re: 'Emergency' declared in AZ town over allegations

"That's literally millions of dollars," he said. Journalism at it's finest. But seriously: /sigh Am I missing something here? Isn't 250k/year since 1991 literally millions of dollars? I think it was meant as a shot at the journalist but since it was a direct quote from the mayor I don't t...
by Eyat
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bob Gates: Europe not living up to its military obligations
Replies: 40
Views: 4231

Re: Bob Gates: Europe not living up to its military obligati

If the other NATO member countries are running low on munitions like it says in the article that is really a bad sign. If I were Gates I would find that upsetting too.
by Eyat
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Traffic congestion
Replies: 72
Views: 11178

Re: Traffic congestion

Choosing Ottowa is rather misleading. Wikipedia says that cities like Boston and New York have population densities in the thousands. Not so misleading when you take into account that he is comparing a city density to densities of entire countries. New York has a high density and a successful train...
by Eyat
Tue May 17, 2011 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wikileaks Founder Assange places gag orders on Staff
Replies: 46
Views: 4836

Re: Wikileaks Founder Assange places gag orders on Staff

Except that someone actually hires the police to do that based on qualifications and an interview process as opposed to wikileaks which just up and decided to do it and also decided that they alone have a right to privacy. So it would be valid if some group of people somewhere got together and decl...
by Eyat
Mon May 16, 2011 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wikileaks Founder Assange places gag orders on Staff
Replies: 46
Views: 4836

Re: Wikileaks Founder Assange places gag orders on Staff

Still, it does not change the fact that Wikileaks demands transparency from other organizations while still being extremely seclusive on its own. Which is no more hypocritical than the police being allowed to break red lights and detain people, but arresting non-police who do the same thing. The di...
by Eyat
Thu May 12, 2011 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 85848

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

Zamfir wrote:I think one of the main lessons has been that assault teams need more training in media-friendly shooting. Don't aim for the head when you still need to take pictures afterwards.


They needed the extra points to level.
by Eyat
Thu May 12, 2011 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Bomb Making: Next Driveway"
Replies: 26
Views: 3713

Re: "Bomb Making: Next Driveway"

Seriously though, I wonder what the "bright lights" thing is. I know some people get annoyed at the five-time daily prayers, but... lights? Maybe their lights are on at night while people pray, but... they're not exactly giant spotlights, right? People get mad about stuff like this all th...
by Eyat
Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bradley Manning tortured
Replies: 429
Views: 47552

Re: Bradley Manning tortured

... I am willing to give much more benefit of the doubt to Manning and his lawyer's account compared to the accounts of his jailers. Why? At this point in the case his lawyers job is basically to run a PR campaign to keep his client in the news and try to put Bradley in the best possible light. Wha...
by Eyat
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Traffic congestion
Replies: 72
Views: 11178

Re: Traffic congestion

Apologies if this is heading toward necro-post territory. Can we look at this like a mass-flow problem? Mass flow = Flow Velocity * Density * Pipe Area Traffic flow = Average speed * (1/Following Distance) * # of lanes Assuming a static maximum mass flow, average speed is inversely proportional to ...
by Eyat
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anonymous vs. The Koch Bros
Replies: 87
Views: 8900

Re: Anonymous vs. The Koch Bros

Most of the drawbacks ... is a success. Is there any reason why the necessity of other conditions should not be written into law? You seem to have stated that they are already important. That is actually what gets you in trouble if you use a boilerplate type document in a bid, different projects in...
by Eyat
Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anonymous vs. The Koch Bros
Replies: 87
Views: 8900

Re: Anonymous vs. The Koch Bros

Yes, because the lowest bidder is ALWAYS the lowest cost solution, no such thing as cost overruns, amiright? Um... yeah it kinda is the most cost effective, which is why it is almost universally used by local governments to dole out work, and why no-bid contract is a bad word in government circles....
by Eyat
Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anonymous vs. The Koch Bros
Replies: 87
Views: 8900

Re: Anonymous vs. The Koch Bros

Yes, because the lowest bidder is ALWAYS the lowest cost solution, no such thing as cost overruns, amiright? Um... yeah it kinda is the most cost effective, which is why it is almost universally used by local governments to dole out work, and why no-bid contract is a bad word in government circles.
by Eyat
Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Guns in Mexico
Replies: 34
Views: 3232

Re: Guns in Mexico

Edit: To elaborate, from what I have heard, and I am by no means an expert here, parts of Mexico are de facto run by drug gangs and the Mexican government has lost authority to implement the rule of law there at all and there are also some pretty terrible things like sex trafficking going on. Where...
by Eyat
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: For every job lost due to copyrigt infringement, 12 are made
Replies: 19
Views: 2551

Re: For every job lost due to copyrigt infringement, 12 are

Assuming full 1:1 economic proportionality between the these industries, this means that any job lost as a result of nonenforcement of the copyright monopoly in one of the industries that depend on the copyright monopoly will generate 11.8 new jobs in other industries, in the copyright-inhibited in...
by Eyat
Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Citizens raise $50k for Robocop statue in Detroit
Replies: 32
Views: 2933

Re: Citizens raise $50k for Robocop statue in Detroit

Although I don't like the OP's disagreement with the statue. The city governments objections are more interesting, they object to the statue as giving into the Hollywood image of Detroit, which is generally fairly unflattering. I think that is the wrong way to go about it, being Hollywood friendly ...
by Eyat
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Keith Olbermann abruptly let go from MSNBC
Replies: 126
Views: 10320

Re: Keith Olbermann abruptly let go from MSNBC

Uh, show me the part in that first link where Ed said something that wasn't true. Being uninsured in this country has been a death sentence for thousands of people, and Republicans largely don't give a shit. Do I really have to explain the difference between wanting you dead and not feeling it is t...
by Eyat
Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Keith Olbermann abruptly let go from MSNBC
Replies: 126
Views: 10320

Re: Keith Olbermann abruptly let go from MSNBC

Ed Schulz might have some strange ideas but he's not claiming to be the white successor of MLK Jr. Anyway, Schulz is a bad example. He was a right-wing hate monger like Mark Levin until his wife took him to volunteer at a soup kitchen and he talked to the homeless people there and found out that a ...
by Eyat
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Keith Olbermann abruptly let go from MSNBC
Replies: 126
Views: 10320

Re: Keith Olbermann abruptly let go from MSNBC

Anyway, even if you disagree with his opinion on that fire service incident doesn't really have anything to do with whether he is a liberal Glenn Beck or not, so this discussion is kind of off topic. He is more likely to be the liberal Bill O'reilly, liberal Glenn Beck is Ed Schultz (I listened to ...
by Eyat
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2011 State of the Union Address
Replies: 75
Views: 6666

Re: 2011 State of the Union Address

sourmìlk wrote:Anyways: salmon? Sounds like anonymous.


I think its a reference to his salmon joke.
by Eyat
Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Riots in Tunisia
Replies: 27
Views: 4387

Re: Riots in Tunisia

The revolution will not be televised. I've been following this for a few weeks now. It's taken until very recently for anything but social media networks and really underground news to pick up on it. I saw it on CNN at lunch so someone took notice. It said that the president has left the country an...
by Eyat
Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot
Replies: 453
Views: 55436

Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot

Also on a side note I thought the PC whitewashed retconning of the roman calendar was B.C.E. (Before common era) and C.E. (Common Era) not B.C.E and A.D.E. was I mistaken? You mean the much more sensible based-on-grammar-not-on-Jesus notation? Because encouraging relatively neutral language is whit...
by Eyat
Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot
Replies: 453
Views: 55436

Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot

Exhibit B: "If B.C.E. years are unable to start, then A.D.E. years are unable to begin. B.C.E. years are unable to start Thus, A.D.E. years are unable to begin." Maybe it's just me, but that shit gives me the creeps. What could he possibly think that means? I watched his youtube videos on...
by Eyat
Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Republicans Planning "Muslim Hearings"
Replies: 109
Views: 10291

Re: Republicans Planning "Muslim Hearings"

It depends on the social climate such hearings are surrounded by. If the climate is decisively anti-Islamic, an anti-Islamic inquiry can lead to the creation of anti-Islamic laws--or anti-Islamic court trials. The steroid hearings you're citing didn't have the particular climate in question. See th...
by Eyat
Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Republicans Planning "Muslim Hearings"
Replies: 109
Views: 10291

Re: Republicans Planning "Muslim Hearings"

It depends on the social climate such hearings are surrounded by. If the climate is decisively anti-Islamic, an anti-Islamic inquiry can lead to the creation of anti-Islamic laws--or anti-Islamic court trials. The steroid hearings you're citing didn't have the particular climate in question. See th...
by Eyat
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Republicans Planning "Muslim Hearings"
Replies: 109
Views: 10291

Re: Republicans Planning "Muslim Hearings"

2. The house of representatives is pretty much designed to be torch wielding rabble, they are elected every 2 years because of this there are a lot of them so that almost no power is given to any individual crazy person (actually the original constitution calls for one representative for every 20k ...
by Eyat
Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Republicans Planning "Muslim Hearings"
Replies: 109
Views: 10291

Re: Republicans Planning "Muslim Hearings"

Ah another one of these threads, fun! 1. its a *proposed* congressional hearing a. congressional hearings can't put people in gitmo, That is the executive branches job (only partially sarcastic) 2. The house of representatives is pretty much designed to be torch wielding rabble, they are elected eve...
by Eyat
Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bradley Manning tortured
Replies: 429
Views: 47552

Re: Bradley Manning tortured

And in the other, you actually got everything out before you were thrown into a dark hole and never spoken of again. Is that what happened to the my lai whistle blowers or are you just wildly hypothesizing from your soap box? Also as was stated before manning could not possibly have read everything...

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