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by Fortinbras
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Eric Garner chokehold GJ decision
Replies: 34
Views: 2173

Re: Eric Garner chokehold GJ decision

They fired the cop who applied the choke hold but they ignored the policewoman who sucker punched Garner in the chest in order to provoke him to take an aggressive posture. I blame that policewoman and I want her punished.
by Fortinbras
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: The Fractally Clueless White House
Replies: 742
Views: 47999

Re: The Fractally Clueless White House

At first, it appeared that the talk about Trump wanting to buy Greenland was a joke, then it appeared that Trump himself had been pranked into taking this seriously. Now it appears that Trump won't let go of the idea notwithstanding both Denmark and the inhabitant of Greenland are against the sale. ...
by Fortinbras
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: US Constitution: Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: US Constitution: Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

The propoised amendment would enable the Congress and state legislatures to enact legislation regulating campaign contributions AND enable a distinction between natural persons (humans) on one hand and juridical persons (corporations) on the other. BUT there's no assurance that a Congress stuffed wi...
by Fortinbras
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: 45 Cartoons TrumpToons - Toons Only Please!
Replies: 4212
Views: 250664

Re: 45 Cartoons TrumpToons - Toons Only Please!

Rachel Maddow has revealed that the prank seal is the work of "One Term Donnie", which sells tee-shirts and such with this seal, and other stuff disparaging the 45th President. .... https://one-term-donnie.myshopify.com/ Yes, the greenery is cash, moreover the shield on the eagle's breast is decorat...
by Fortinbras
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: 45 Cartoons TrumpToons - Toons Only Please!
Replies: 4212
Views: 250664

Re: 45 Cartoons TrumpToons - Toons Only Please!

I think Spanish was chosen only because whoever did this was more fluent in Spanish than in Latin AND expected other people to be likewise. Besides the golfclubs, the greenery in the eagle's other talons is also changed. It'n not olive branches, it's .... well, I don't know, I cannot see it clearly ...
by Fortinbras
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: House Judiciary/Intel: Special Counsel Robert Mueller Public Hearing - July 24 2019; Mueller Report
Replies: 257
Views: 8791

Re: House Judiciary: Special Counsel Robert Mueller Public Hearing - July 24 2019; Mueller Report

I would not be surprised if Trump does something big and outrageous - like starting a war - to distract from the Mueller testimony and the impeachment drive.
How many of you expect something similar??
by Fortinbras
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5023
Views: 310564

Re: Rest in Peace

David (Al) Hedison, star of the original The Fly and of TV's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and played Felix Leiter in two James Bond movies, dead at age 92. https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/ny-david-hedison-dead-92-voyage-to-the-bottom-of-the-sea-20190722-u7jmrfdvtrdfnmshshlnfydv3a-story...
by Fortinbras
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5023
Views: 310564

Re: Rest in Peace

Robert Morgenthau, longtime NYC District Attorney, at age 99.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/21/nyre ... e=Homepage
by Fortinbras
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5023
Views: 310564

Re: Rest in Peace

Paul Krassner, hippie activist and editor of the Realist, at age 87.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/ ... 87-1424334

and

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/21/obit ... Position=7
by Fortinbras
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: All the President's Lies
Replies: 916
Views: 59257

Re: All the President's Lies

Actually more than 13 lies. He's lying every time he begins a sentence with "I think ..."
by Fortinbras
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: USA v Roger J. Stone, Jr., USDC-DC, Obstruction, False Statements, Witness Tampering
Replies: 742
Views: 29096

Re: USA v Roger J. Stone, Jr., USDC-DC, Obstruction, False Statements, Witness Tampering

That last part may be tough to enforce. Someone sympathetic to Stone (heck, there are people who believe the Earth is flat) might post something without any sort of communication with anyone in the Stone household or immediate circle. Stone could get shafted by the well-intentioned acts of sympathet...
by Fortinbras
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5023
Views: 310564

Re: Rest in Peace

Mortimer Caplin, the famous IRS Commissioner of the JFK era, has died at age 103.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ob ... cf85e0baae
by Fortinbras
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: 2020 Census Citizenship question
Replies: 361
Views: 12222

Re: 2020 Census Citizenship question

I have to be honest, I think there is a valid and plausible need to know how many citizens (capable of voting even if not registered, etc.) there are in the US.
by Fortinbras
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY
Replies: 917
Views: 29608

Re: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY

Epstein is going to face a serious punishment. After all, NY kills for selling loose cigarettes.
by Fortinbras
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY
Replies: 917
Views: 29608

Re: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY

A question - was Alex Acosta made Labor Sec as a reward for giving a Trump buddy (namely Epstein) a sweetheart deal years ago?
by Fortinbras
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY
Replies: 917
Views: 29608

Re: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY

It seems as if a multitude of people - and virtually all of the Never Trump crowd - have accepted the notion, or at least the possibility, that the Stable Genius joined Epstein in making bouncy-bouncy with underage girls. Unlike Bill Clinton, Trump actually publicly revealed that he knew that Epstei...
by Fortinbras
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump's military parade
Replies: 382
Views: 18700

Re: Trump's military parade

What is wrong with Teleprompters? For more than 30 years, whenever a politician says something brainless, the explanation is that the Teleprompter was on the fritz. There were a few times when the speaker (once or twice it was Bill Clinton) managed to finished a speech satisfactorily but acknowledge...
by Fortinbras
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Energy & Environment
Topic: Oceans & Tides
Replies: 38
Views: 2108

Re: Oceans & Tides

Maybe someone can explain it to me (in really simple language): I live in Delaware and the local TV has an extensive weather report that includes the high tides of about two dozen fishing places on the state's Atlantic and Chesapeake coastlines. Places on the same shoreline and only about 20 miles a...
by Fortinbras
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Teh Funny Stuffs
Topic: The Stupid - It Burns!
Replies: 1321
Views: 92972

Re: The Stupid - It Burns!

The explanation of the video sounds like a Google translation from the Chinese. Did the wife have a miscarriage? Was it because of the crash? Sounds to me like there was definitely a problem.
by Fortinbras
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Trump’s foreign policy has devolved into chaos
Replies: 142
Views: 7731

Re: Trump’s foreign policy has devolved into chaos

A very neglected element of foreign policy has been improving life in South America. Those many thousands of "illegals" coming to our borders are coming even though they know in advance that they will be thrown into detention centers and their children will be put in cages, and yet they come anyway....
by Fortinbras
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5023
Views: 310564

Re: Rest in Peace

Beth Chapman, wife of "Dog the Bounty Hunter", at age 51.
by Fortinbras
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Diabetes - lets talk
Replies: 29
Views: 1491

Re: Diabetes-lets talk

It's worth remembering that, before insulin was marketed as the treatment in 1922, the best medical regimen for diabetes was an Extremely Low-Carb diet. Yes, it forbids a lot of your favorites, altho - depending on the severity of your diabetes and how conscientious you have been about avoiding carb...
by Fortinbras
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Newtown Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theory
Replies: 353
Views: 40573

Re: Newtown Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theory

In the space of one day, the Sandy Hook parents (primarily Pozner) have beaten the author of a book and scored significant points against Jones and his lawyers: https://www.npr.org/2019/06/18/733880866/sandy-hook-victims-father-wins-defamation-suit-alex-jones-sanctioned Sandy Hook Victim's Father Wi...
by Fortinbras
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Lesser Lights
Topic: Alex Jones
Replies: 648
Views: 48026

Re: Alex Jones

I suspect -- well, I think it's entirely reasonable to suppose -- that Jones and his lawyers were watching the Fetzer case and Fetzer's loss is causing serious strategy re-thinking.
by Fortinbras
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Lesser Lights
Topic: Alex Jones
Replies: 648
Views: 48026

Re: Alex Jones

Not Alex Jones directly but a judge has issued a judgment in favor of a Sandy Hook parent against Fetzer, the author of "Nobody Died at Sandy Hook": https://nypost.com/2019/06/18/dad-of-sandy-hook-victim-wins-suit-against-conspiracy-theorists/ Dad of Sandy Hook victim wins suit against conspiracy th...

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