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by neeneko
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Gavin Seim
Replies: 7458
Views: 414983

Re: Gavin Seim

I was just waiting for that word to come up. There is no racial connotation to that word. It's been in use since the mid-1500s, hundreds of years before slavery became an issue in Europe, much less in the (then non-existent) US. While they have no common root, back in the 90s people discovered that...
by neeneko
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Gavin Seim
Replies: 7458
Views: 414983

Re: Gavin Seim

Yes context and thus reading comprehension and analytical skills do matter. So does awareness of a larger context. I can recall years ago listening to people get a big laugh out of using 'niggardly' to make fun of people, and if anyone pointed out the racial connotation they would get out their dic...
by neeneko
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Gavin Seim
Replies: 7458
Views: 414983

Re: Gavin Seim

Given that we live in an era where words or phrases increasingly develop multiple meanings I would personally think that the context of how a word or phrase is used would be the determinative factor in whether or not it is being directed towards a particular group. Eh, but we are also talking about...
by neeneko
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Gavin Seim
Replies: 7458
Views: 414983

Re: Gavin Seim

I could set the word censor to change tranny to tyranny, but is tranny really a slur? I remember when I wouldn't allow the word 'fag' (or maybe it was faggot?) and one of our gay members was offended that he couldn't use the word. Us poor victimized straight white old men have trouble navigating th...
by neeneko
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Gavin Seim
Replies: 7458
Views: 414983

Re: Gavin Seim

Because of a poot misspelling, we often use 'tranny' instead of 'tyranny'. But if that offends some people, maybe we should stop. That's a little different than 'baned' or 'brunt toast'. TBH, I really wish the usage would go away. I get the joke, but find it really cringy and I have to be careful a...
by neeneko
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Politics
Topic: The Moochers of Middle America
Replies: 25
Views: 1159

Re: The Moochers of Middle America

This is not uncommon. Back during Scott Walker’s runs for governor of Wisconsin, or Rainer in Illinois, there were lots of articles interviewing rural voters who were upset at the “city folk” sucking up more than their fair share. The reality of the situation was much the opposite - it was the citi...
by neeneko
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Federal court declares two NC Congressional Districts racially gerrymandered
Replies: 40
Views: 3080

Re: Federal court declares two NC Congressional Districts racially gerrymandered

Slim Cognito wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:58 am
I just realized this thread was for racial gerrymandering, which apparently went our way. But today's decision was for partisan gerrymandering. If there's a better thread for this, please move.
I think an interesting question is, does this decision effectively void the racial one?
by neeneko
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Judge Anna Von Strudel de la PopTart (von Reitz)
Replies: 1863
Views: 127959

Re: Judge Anna Von Strudel de la PopTart (von Reitz)

pipistrelle wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:56 am
“Hyperdrive”??? That error invalidated the whole article for me.
Maybe she only ever saw the pilot and then figured she knew everything?
by neeneko
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy
Replies: 68
Views: 4565

Re: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy

I have read several articles and watched some videos but none of them mentioned anything from the previous evening. They all say the fire started around 4 AM and after it had burned a while there was a large explosion. This NBC video captured that pretty well: *nod* 4am is when the dramatic part ha...
by neeneko
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Military
Topic: Nazis & Other Extremists In Today's Armed Forces
Replies: 19
Views: 1647

Re: Nazis & Other Extremists In Today's Armed Forces

Dallas Morning News Inspired by Dallas courthouse shooter, Air Force base circulates 'incel' warning signs A Maryland Air Force base is teaching its personnel to recognize the warning signs posed by "introverted, sexless individuals" in the wake of a discharged Army veteran's attempts to shoot up a...
by neeneko
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 11125
Views: 527614

Re: President Trump

With all the excited outrage that the military and warhawks express when a US boat or plane is harassed in thr Middle East, I wonder how they'd feel if a hostile power was patroling up and down the US coast on the edge of international waters or airspace? Well, we do sorta have that with Alaska. Ru...
by neeneko
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy
Replies: 68
Views: 4565

Re: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy

Reality Check wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:41 pm
OK, could have been smoking from one of the furnaces or boilers. Dunno.
My point is that something atypical and large enough to be seen for miles around happened on the site about 10 hours before the accident.
by neeneko
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy
Replies: 68
Views: 4565

Re: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy

You probably saw a flare. Refineries are constantly burning off small amounts of waste gas. Flares are usually 100' to 200' tall. They always have a flame on top. A large refinery will have several of them. It was not a flare. Billowing black/brown smoke. I live right around the refineries, what I ...
by neeneko
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy
Replies: 68
Views: 4565

Re: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy

Volkonski wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:58 am
Something I am finding confusing about the reporting is that they keep talking about the fire happening at 4am, but I was driving by the place around 5:30pm last night and there was a fire around there already.
by neeneko
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Judge Anna Von Strudel de la PopTart (von Reitz)
Replies: 1863
Views: 127959

Re: Judge Anna Von Strudel de la PopTart (von Reitz)

Gregg wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:16 pm
Too many of them live. I never watched Survivor because a show called Survivor with twelve contestants needs to have eleven stiffs in the finale.
See, this is why I prefered Ultimate Survivor instead.... One Island.. Eleven Contestants.. One Item Each.. One Rule.. Eat or be Eaten!
by neeneko
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 8620
Views: 404339

Re: Another Shooting

:shock: That’s one of my Costcos. I’m in an area that straddles a bunch of freeways. There are three or four within 15 mins, depending which freeway you’re on. Do you see any end in sight to this madness? Fuck the NRA. Looks like this one wasn't 'NRA', but instead a case of police violence: https:/...
by neeneko
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Oil Tankers Attacked in Gulf of Oman
Replies: 33
Views: 1791

Re: Oil Tankers Attacked in Gulf of Oman

Israel has no established government at the time and Mossad would not risk an attack without political backing. I actually see this as something in favor of it being Israel. New elections, Netanyahu in power but without a full government, a false flag making Iran look more threatening would increas...
by neeneko
Mon May 20, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Gavin Seim
Replies: 7458
Views: 414983

Re: Gavin Seim

My neighbour's kids have had a lemonade stand for several years running. I've never seen the King County deputies stop and taser them into submission. In fact, it's more likely that the deputies pull over and buy a cup of lemonade. Like so many fears, this one is another example of 'I saw it on TV ...
by neeneko
Sun May 19, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media
Replies: 7690
Views: 330450

Re: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media

"late term abortions (and worse)" He really thinks libruls eat babies, doesn't he? Then again, I am quite a fan of Jonathan Swift. :think: I doubt he cares one way or the other, but his core followers probably think that and the religious leadership doesn't care how accurate something is as long as...
by neeneko
Wed May 15, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Iran
Replies: 320
Views: 24259

Re: Iran

We're about to find out what it's like when the US goes to war with literally no international support. Except Israel? Or more likely, if the US actually did attack in a way beyond 'fire a few cruise missiles and be shocked Iran doesn't immediately roll over', I could see the support being other mi...
by neeneko
Tue May 14, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Economy
Topic: Digital Currencies - Bitcoin and its siblings
Replies: 94
Views: 4932

Re: Digital Currencies - Bitcoin and its siblings

RTH10260 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 2:37 pm
technically challengend ?
I wouldn't say technically challenged, just jumping the gun by a wide margin. If the wildest dreams to cryptocurrency supporters came to pass then concerns would not be completely fantastic.
by neeneko
Thu May 09, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 8620
Views: 404339

Re: Another Shooting

.50 cal Browning Machine Guns are no danger to the public? Sure, they couldn't possibly fall into the hands of a well-funded domestic terrorist, right? What have you been smoking? Unless it is a group that is planning to take out armored targets, such weapons are generally far more expensive and un...
by neeneko
Thu May 09, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 8620
Views: 404339

Re: Another Shooting

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 10:07 am
Did you even look at the photos in the linked article?
Details are still pretty sparse, but it does not sound like the person got in trouble for having lots of guns, making guns, or selling guns, but for violating rules about selling specific classes that require additional licenses in CA.
by neeneko
Thu May 09, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 8620
Views: 404339

Re: Another Shooting

Sam the Centipede wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 3:48 am
Ooo!! These must have been those magical firearms that the National Murder Rifle Association advocates: they make everybody polite and can only hurt bad people!
It sounds like he was selling BMGs, so expensive toys for rich people and more noise nuisance than public danger.
by neeneko
Wed May 08, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 8620
Views: 404339

Re: Another Shooting

I was discussing this with a neighbor yesterday and he, being about 15 years old than me, and I were trying recall if we ever remember indicidents from our generations as youth where this kind of thing happened. We're talking young teens in the 60's and 70s in about. Nothing sprung to mind. Our sch...

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