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by cphite
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6083
Views: 846086

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Why do you keep speaking in terms of prosecution? I already agreed it was minor in legal terms (at that stage). I'm talking in terms of a mental health intervention. Many criminal matters are actually mental health issues, especially if there are drugs involved. Because the only way they're going t...
by cphite
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6083
Views: 846086

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Eh... actually it's not that unusual for cars to be taken and returned. Sometimes for use in crime, sometimes for simple utility - they need a car, you have a car. Sometimes just for fun. The returning the keys where they were is a bit more noteworthy; but frankly - and don't take this personally -...
by cphite
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6083
Views: 846086

Re: Police misbehavior thread

That's some really shortsighted thinking. You catch the criminals WHILE they are small time crooks, before they escalate from petty larceny to armed robbery. That they get minor penalties or deals is a GOOD thing. The problem is having the resources to actually catch them. In the car example, it's ...
by cphite
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6083
Views: 846086

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I wonder if it's a lack of resources thing or them just getting jaded. It's probably a bit of both. Little of both. Most police departments are staffed at levels that force them to prioritize resources when it comes to actual investigations... and the unfortunate reality when it comes to things lik...
by cphite
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 117
Views: 3278

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

I don't recall Thanos' intention being spoiled by the official trailers, but I've seen it pretty much spelled out on various promotional clips, both online and on television. To be honest, I find it kind of cheesy the way they attempted to make him somehow more sympathetic via the whole "greate...
by cphite
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 4578

Re: Census Dickery

Also, nowhere in the constitution does it say that children of illegal immigrants are citizens... Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment is pretty explicit about this, and is, in actuality, quite easily Googlable. "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdi...
by cphite
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6083
Views: 846086

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Guys from some previous interactions I think bantler might be a literal troll, as in he's saying deliberately absurd shit to stir up argument and not legitimately defending his position. Then again, Poe's Law. Good call. To be honest, I'm having trouble not laughing at the notion of sweat pants bei...
by cphite
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370595

Re: Trump presidency

It feels like it's taking ages because we're stuck living through it one day at a time. But for all the points of comparison to Watergate, we're blazing through this by that scale. And as for hard evidence, well, A. it's worth remembering that what we've seen is not the entirety of what the investi...
by cphite
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6083
Views: 846086

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I see white drug-addicts and homeless people denied rest-room keys and asked to leave establishments all the time. If they don't leave the police escort them out. Denying service isn't inherently racist. Sure, but the issue is that far too often, white people are denied access and asked to leave if...
by cphite
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: TSA not Bound by Constitution
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: TSA not Bound by Constitution

I think this is more their internal lawyers and regulations don't have them check all of them vs federal or state law. I'm guessing with the intent that if they're doing something to violate federal or state law, it's on the government to come tell them to stop? I don't know how it works but it doe...
by cphite
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3710
Views: 460816

Re: The Darker Side of the News

CorruptUser wrote:Mostly I'm tired of hearing the term "superbug". It's a misconception.


Indeed, a more appropriate term would be "super-villain bug"...
by cphite
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3710
Views: 460816

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Or for that matter, anyone the military wouldn't take even if the filthy Canucks were invading. Quite sure those aren't "the people" the second amendment was written for, given that we've redefined the second amendment from "the federal government can't prevent the states from formin...
by cphite
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3710
Views: 460816

Re: The Darker Side of the News

How did he accidentally injure THREE students? What type of gun was he demonstrating? (Off to read article) When I initially heard about this, it was said that one kid was struck by a bullet fragment and that the other two were struck by ceiling fragments; and that the kid struck by the bullet frag...
by cphite
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3710
Views: 460816

Re: The Darker Side of the News

If teachers are armed, what will happen is the gunmen will shoot the teachers first. What you need is to arm the students too, which would have the bonus of eliminating school bullying, bullies, students that might be bullies, jocks, nerds, drama geeks, Wendy who didn't want to go to Junior Prom wi...
by cphite
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370595

Re: Trump presidency

So you're saying Nazis should be allowed to have a platform. I would prefer Nazis not spew their garbage in public; and I completely support the right of of people to ignore them or dispute what they have to say; in fact I encourage people to do those things. I also support the right of venues to r...
by cphite
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370595

Re: Trump presidency

You're clearly ignoring the roving bands of pantsuit-clad thugs randomly attacking innocent white nationalists in cities across the country. You're ignoring the bands of masked Antifa thugs who were showing up at political rallies and college campuses, in most cases to prevent someone they didn't a...
by cphite
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 4578

Re: Census Dickery

So the 2020 census is going to have a question as to whether or not the person is a citizen, mostly so that illegal immigrants won't answer and thus won't be counted. My question is thus. From a constitutional perspective, not a moral one, should non-legal residents be counted for purposes of deter...
by cphite
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370595

Re: Trump presidency

You're clearly ignoring the roving bands of pantsuit-clad thugs randomly attacking innocent white nationalists in cities across the country. You're ignoring the bands of masked Antifa thugs who were showing up at political rallies and college campuses, in most cases to prevent someone they didn't a...
by cphite
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6083
Views: 846086

Re: Police misbehavior thread

the police said that they were glad to have gotten to meet "one of the good people" of their community, which gave me the impression that their day-to-day run-ins must be with people who are a lot more unpleasant to deal with than someone just stressed as hell about their job. Or that the...
by cphite
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1745
Views: 259798

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

I've had my automatic brakes kick in because a plastic bag was blowing across the road in front of me - full on stop from near highway speed. If someone had been behind me, it probably would have ended badly. It wasn't even that large of a bag - certainly nothing that any person would see and decid...
by cphite
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1745
Views: 259798

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

The cyclist was crossing in the dark, without lights or reflective clothing, from a non-pedestrian median, far from any crosswalk, and appeared oblivious to traffic - she doesn't even seem to register that a car (with headlights) is oncoming, right up to the final frame of the video. Have you ever ...
by cphite
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6083
Views: 846086

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Alternatively, operating on the principle that the default assumption should be that a fellow human being is not a monster, the point is that poor, panicked use of a gun is indicative of poor training practices in general, and that better training might lead to less panic in such situations, and th...
by cphite
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370595

Re: Trump presidency

Is diplomatic immunity just a US thing or a standard part of international law that even NK honors? Because if the latter, it doesn’t matter (for your scenario) if Trump insults Kim because as a foreign dignitary he’s above the law. Diplomatic immunity is basically a form of customary law... that i...
by cphite
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 161
Views: 10049

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

Inequality means that regular people don't have as much stable income or wealth. The greater the inequality, the further the middle class can fall. The 2008 crash came because of predatory lending and over-lending to regular citizens who were poorer because of inequality. There's a lot of evidence ...
by cphite
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 90
Views: 19149

Re: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News

I actually like some horror movies. And some rap. Not all, because, well, 90% of everything is shit. Pop and kids movies are both easy viewing junk that are just bland enough for everyone to be able to watch without being too offended. The vast majority of music is deliberately made to appeal to pe...
by cphite
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: State Rankings by US News & World Report
Replies: 8
Views: 1404

Re: State Rankings by US News & World Report

Some of their choices seem pretty arbitrary. Why is voter participation a factor in quality of the social environment? I mean, sure, if there’s active voter suppression, that should count against it, if there’s not, why should it count against the social environment? Not everybody likes or wants to...
by cphite
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 161
Views: 10049

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

But if you notice, rent and interest are options precisely because - as an almost universal rule - people find them to be desirable options. They are desirable options to the people in power, because they help them maintain and grow their power. They are a desirable option to a lot of people no mat...
by cphite
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 161
Views: 10049

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

A house would be well beyond what the average person could afford to buy outright, with or without any inflation caused by rental practices. The same is true for a car and many other large investments. People often find themselves wanting or needing things that they cannot afford outright. And the ...
by cphite
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 161
Views: 10049

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

People who can't afford to buy necessary things like housing because prices are artificially inflated by richer people buying it up to lend it out (and because they're too busy paying to borrow it meanwhile to save to buy any themselves) are forced to participate. A house would be well beyond what ...
by cphite
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370595

Re: Trump presidency

Back to Trump. The guy says that if he was at the shooting, he would've rushed into the building. The guy who got out of Vietnam with a "bone spur" on who knows which foot, is the all around badass who would beat a school shooter senseless with his massive dick. Here's a thought, Mr Badas...
by cphite
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370595

Re: Trump presidency

You said that it's not difficult to guess, implying that your assumption is likely to be true. I didn't make a guess; my point is that it *is* difficult to guess, and that there is no reason to think it happened as you described. So basically your entire point here is that a guess might not reflect...
by cphite
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370595

Re: Trump presidency

That being said... if you honestly believe that the President of the United States, given the day to day demands of that job, just happened to be good pals with an intern and was spending a lot of completely innocent alone time with her, to the point where it blossomed into something more... or tha...
by cphite
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370595

Re: Trump presidency

Without knowing any of the people involved, it's not overly difficult to make an educated guess about their motives, just from the way they conduct themselves in public. So your "educated guess" is based on the idea that affairs start with people deciding to go out and have an affair and ...
by cphite
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370595

Re: Trump presidency

Without knowing any of the people involved, it's not overly difficult to make an educated guess about their motives, just from the way they conduct themselves in public. Bill Clinton wanted to fool around, but didn't want to get caught fooling around; so a relatively anonymous girl who held him in a...
by cphite
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370595

Re: Trump presidency

Maybe it's just me, but I've been reading people as describing things from the point of view of the men in question, not their own point of view. E.g. the kind of guy having an affair is going to be thinking about women in that way; not that the posters talking about the guys having affairs think o...
by cphite
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370595

Re: Trump presidency

No, I got the impression that he meant that Lewinsky wasn't particularly attractive, rather than sleeping with her was somehow worse than Trump sleeping with the porn star. Lewinsky was worse because she was taken advantage of by someone who was effectively her boss. As for the morality of it, I th...
by cphite
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Are patents/IP good for innovation?
Replies: 67
Views: 4582

Re: Are patents/IP good for innovation?

I'm curious about your opinions regarding patents and intellectual property. Clearly, they are intended to encourage innovation by allowing people/companies to disclose their ideas without (or with limited) fear of being scooped by some some competing party. Correct. But they also benefit society b...
by cphite
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Apple is a fucking sack of shit
Replies: 5
Views: 2812

Re: Apple is a fucking sack of shit

Also fuck whoever the hell runs ms these days because those shits are evil as ever too. Office 2008 auto- "upgraded" itself to office 365 that now won't run without me paying them monthly so those fucking cocksuckers just trojan-deleted perfectly fucking good software i had a permanent ri...
by cphite
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 6590

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

VR is great for auditory and visual senses. Physical senses, on which most of sex relies? Not so much. You could use something like a body suit that uses pressure to simulate touch; you wouldn't need very much beyond what is available today in terms of technology to make that possible. And within t...
by cphite
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 6590

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

but just saying lock up all the hookers because they're All Victims (untrue) and criminals (obviously true, because we've made it true) is really unhelpful. sex workers who are victims need many of the same services that lots of other struggling people in society need, and criminalization makes it ...

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