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Re: Today's News
« Reply #585 on: August 14, 2013, 11:23:01 AM »
Yawn.


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Re: Today's News
« Reply #586 on: August 14, 2013, 11:32:29 AM »
Dost thou needeth a cushion to rest thine weary head upon?

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Re: Today's News
« Reply #587 on: August 14, 2013, 05:08:44 PM »
Judge declares NYPD use of "Stop & Frisk" unconstitutional. Well, no shit. It's a clear violation of civil rights. I'd be irate if that happened to me.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324085304579008510786797006.html



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« Reply #588 on: August 15, 2013, 05:34:11 PM »
Judge declares NYPD use of "Stop & Frisk" unconstitutional. Well, no shit. It's a clear violation of civil rights. I'd be irate if that happened to me.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324085304579008510786797006.html

Exactly.  It's a clear abuse of a more basic policy known as the "tort search", which is intended to allow police for search for weapons on people they come into contact with while on the job for their own safety.  It was never intended to be used for police to harass random people.

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Re: Today's News
« Reply #589 on: August 16, 2013, 10:50:35 PM »
Some people call it stop and frisk, I call it "free and legal prostitution."
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Re: Today's News
« Reply #590 on: August 17, 2013, 01:17:55 AM »
So uh, New Zealand has an obesity problem. What is their solution?

Deport the fat people.

Personally I find this kind of hilarious.

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Re: Today's News
« Reply #591 on: August 18, 2013, 04:36:02 PM »
That's what you get for living in a place called CHRISTCHURCH.

Get fucked, that name.

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Re: Today's News
« Reply #592 on: August 18, 2013, 05:52:22 PM »
That's what you get for living in a place called CHRISTCHURCH.

Get fucked, that name.

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Re: Today's News
« Reply #593 on: August 19, 2013, 01:25:16 PM »
That's what you get for living in a place called CHRISTCHURCH.

Get fucked, that name.

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Re: Today's News
« Reply #594 on: August 21, 2013, 08:17:40 PM »
I like how the NSA keeps getting caught with their pants in the cookie jar and nobody's willing to call them out on it.
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Re: Today's News
« Reply #595 on: August 27, 2013, 12:43:06 PM »
So the US and a few allied nations (like England) are in positions to do a surgical missile strike on Syria because of the use of chemical weapons on its own people.  Was it Asaad who used the chemical weapons or was it the rebel forces?  And there doesn't seem to be a follow through to the plan of "pull the pin off this grenade and throw"  If there's no follow through to the strike, then whatever message is being sent is hollow at best.  And it doesn't help that Syria has backing from China, Russia, and Iran so any US/Briton strike will turn into a debacle.  

And it seems off the coast of Canada, large populations of herring are bleeding from the gills (which happens when there's a lack of oxygen in the water) and their eyes.  One of the going theories is that the Fukishima fallout's already contaminated waters this far.  Other theories say that it's not Fukushima alone, but the combination over the years/decades/maybe centuries of water pollution through drilling, dumping, fracking, etc.  So, if the level of damage being reported is not an exaggeration, we're potentially seeing what could eventually become a large scale contamination of a big chunk of our food supply.  We humans have such a weird relationship with the ocean.  It's our pantry AND our toilet.    

But who cares about all of that when we Americans can all hypocritically shout righteous indignation over Hannah Montana grinding her patootie all up in Beetlejuice's business.  Because, after all, THAT is the top news story nowadays. 
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Re: Today's News
« Reply #596 on: August 27, 2013, 01:23:38 PM »
Hannah Montana grinding her patootie all up in Beetlejuice's business. 

At first, I thought you were referring to this guy:




And I was thinking: "I gotta see this.".  ...Of course, I was not correct.

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« Reply #597 on: August 27, 2013, 02:38:07 PM »
So the US and a few allied nations (like England) are in positions to do a surgical missile strike on Syria because of the use of chemical weapons on its own people.  Was it Asaad who used the chemical weapons or was it the rebel forces?  And there doesn't seem to be a follow through to the plan of "pull the pin off this grenade and throw"  If there's no follow through to the strike, then whatever message is being sent is hollow at best.  And it doesn't help that Syria has backing from China, Russia, and Iran so any US/Briton strike will turn into a debacle.  

And it seems off the coast of Canada, large populations of herring are bleeding from the gills (which happens when there's a lack of oxygen in the water) and their eyes.  One of the going theories is that the Fukishima fallout's already contaminated waters this far.  Other theories say that it's not Fukushima alone, but the combination over the years/decades/maybe centuries of water pollution through drilling, dumping, fracking, etc.  So, if the level of damage being reported is not an exaggeration, we're potentially seeing what could eventually become a large scale contamination of a big chunk of our food supply.  We humans have such a weird relationship with the ocean.  It's our pantry AND our toilet.    

But who cares about all of that when we Americans can all hypocritically shout righteous indignation over Hannah Montana grinding her patootie all up in Beetlejuice's business.  Because, after all, THAT is the top news story nowadays. 

All of these issues are importantly, even the disgust with Miley. ;)

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Re: Today's News
« Reply #598 on: August 27, 2013, 02:42:16 PM »
Miley Cyrus is such a cliche at this point, I don't understand why anyone is at all shocked.

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Re: Today's News
« Reply #599 on: August 27, 2013, 04:19:30 PM »
Yeah, this business in Syria is doubly troubling, due to chemical weapons actually being used and the American reaction to it. Americans consistently whine about oppression, well I say they wouldn't know oppression if it sodomized them with a searing hot knife.