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by neeneko
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Cops Behaving Badly
Replies: 586
Views: 49169

Re: Cops Behaving Badly

In short, the change is in how law enforcement is being trained: to view the entire world as enemy territory, with everyone else as a potentially deadly threat to the officer, and to protect oneself by shooting first. We've seen the results. I really wish someone would find a way to hold him legall...
by neeneko
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Syria - Stepping into the Void
Replies: 588
Views: 36079

Re: Syria - Stepping into the Void

"In the last 24 hours, we learned that [the Turks] likely intend to extend their attack further south than originally planned, and to the west," Esper said. "We also have learned in the last 24 hours that the ... SDF are looking to cut a deal, if you will, with the Syrians and the Russians to count...
by neeneko
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: International Culture & Current Events
Topic: UK - United Kingdom - England, Wales, Scotland, N. Ireland
Replies: 711
Views: 41852

Re: UK - United Kingdom - England, Wales, Scotland, N. Ireland

pipistrelle wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:31 am
If I killed someone accidentally, I would like to think I’m big enough to face the proverbial music.
Sadly, this is what tends to separate the rich and powerful from the rest of the population. You don't get rich or powerful by facing music.
by neeneko
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Impeachment
Topic: Impeachment: Public Opinion
Replies: 52
Views: 1918

Re: Impeachment: Public Opinion

A recession will happen. That's a given. Since a recession is going to happen, let's have it happen under the present administration. The country needs to know that Trump is no economic genius. I would hate to see a large group of followers screaming for an economic system based on the Trump admini...
by neeneko
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Syria - Stepping into the Void
Replies: 588
Views: 36079

Re: Syria - Stepping into the Void

As long as evangelicals support Israel Trump will support Israel. Or at least as long as his buddies who work in real estate are making money off the settlements, Trump will support Israel. The Syria pullout sounds like it is over one of his 'personal connections', and he really likes the various a...
by neeneko
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 8772
Views: 421654

Re: Another Shooting

I was with Dallas PD in the late 70s and a totally unrelated shooting involving a witness in another case doesn't surprise me a bit, any more than the drug dealer murders here do. People who are armed criminals, doing criminal shit while armed, and pissing off other armed criminals are eventually g...
by neeneko
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Syria - Stepping into the Void
Replies: 588
Views: 36079

Re: Syria - Stepping into the Void

Shock? No, actually it was to be expected he would work without consultation. One can only hope the Kurds don't retaliate against the remaining US botg who have not been forewarned :blackeye: I actually worry that with betrayal after betrayal we are going to see a rise in anti-US sentiment in young...
by neeneko
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Syria - Stepping into the Void
Replies: 588
Views: 36079

Re: Syria - Stepping into the Void

Addie wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:19 pm
It's like some law of the universe that Kurds will always, always, every time, get screwed. :blackeye:
Well, they are friends to the US and actually have a general population that likes America. That rarely works in one's favor.
by neeneko
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 11465
Views: 562741

Re: President Trump

Volkonski wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:17 pm
Aaron Rupar
@atrupar
·
1h
Trump says he is "looking at" creating a new state-run media organization, because outlets like CNN "hate your country."
Wasn't he looking at creating Trump TV back when he didn't expect to win the election?
by neeneko
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Sovereign Citizens and Related Nutz
Replies: 6734
Views: 458730

Re: Sovereign Citizens and Related Nutz

LtDansLegs wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:47 pm
Filings dating from 1992; he's certainly persistent.
Huh.

I'm kinda curious what actually happened there. Clerical oversight that spiraled down conspiracy lane?
by neeneko
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact
Replies: 1421
Views: 78958

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Will the DUP agree to this? I doubt it, but now that the conservatives don't need them for a majority, what they agree to or not is a lot less important now. Though what the DUP really fought against was the idea of a border within the union floating somewhere between the two islands, so they might...
by neeneko
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Impeachment
Topic: Donald: Impeachment Watch
Replies: 689
Views: 16866

Re: Donald: Impeachment Watch

I suppose the republicans can re-invent themselves after Trump is thrown out. The problem for many of them will be they said some things they will never be able to take back. Question would be, which direction for a reinention? I could see them going all-in, which is kinda the direction they have b...
by neeneko
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Impeachment
Topic: White House Impeachment Response Strategy
Replies: 239
Views: 7497

Re: White House Impeachment Response Strategy

I am starting to wonder, does the white house even really need a strategy? People seem to agree that there is pretty much no chance of him actually being removed from office, the Senate is pretty solidly loyal to the party and the party backs Trump. Within the House, they can hold a bunch of hearing...
by neeneko
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Bundy Ranch/Malheur NWR
Topic: Bundy related gossip and discussion
Replies: 15163
Views: 1030518

Re: Bundy related gossip and discussion

I don’t recall what excuse he used why his scheme fell apart. My understanding is that fraud victims want to keep believing the fraudster’s explanations because the alternative, admitting to being fooled, is much worse. Also, tribalism. Someone from outside their community is punishing someone insi...
by neeneko
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump plan to BUILD THAT WALL!
Replies: 1456
Views: 78278

Re: Trump plan to BUILD THAT WALL!

*blink*
It.. it is made up of metal pipes, one of the easiest things TO climb.
by neeneko
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Impeachment
Topic: Breaking News: National Intelligence Whistle Blower
Replies: 252
Views: 8178

Re: Breaking News: National Intelligence Whistle Blower

I can't find it now, but someone on my Twitter feed made a very good point that the way this has played out has, in some ways, gone some distance to justify why Edward Snowden released what he released in the way that he released it. Of course there's a lot of just criticism* of what Snowden did, b...
by neeneko
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Military
Topic: US Troop Deployment to Saudi Arabia/UAE
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: US Troop Deployment to Saudi Arabia/UAE

Huh.

Wasn't one of the big energizing factors behind al qaeda/taliban/etc being upset over US troops stationed on holy land? Guess they got another recruiting bulletin.
by neeneko
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: "Q" #QAnon "The Storm” "Any Day Now" 8Chan - Conspiracy Theories For Dummies
Replies: 1541
Views: 92817

Re: "Q" #QAnon "The Storm” "Any Day Now" 8Chan - Conspiracy Theories For Dummies

Sorry, I'm calling bullshit. The Sousken books and the John Birch Society have had a far greater influence over the American Right than some idiocy about Trans replacing people. The fact that YOU are obsessed with Trans people for whatever reason does not mean that the majority of the right gives a...
by neeneko
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: "Q" #QAnon "The Storm” "Any Day Now" 8Chan - Conspiracy Theories For Dummies
Replies: 1541
Views: 92817

Re: "Q" #QAnon "The Storm” "Any Day Now" 8Chan - Conspiracy Theories For Dummies

pipistrelle wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:23 am
What happened to kangaroo meat?
Clearly the lizard people were just a distraction.. it was really kangaroos all along!
by neeneko
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Sheriff Glenn Palmer - the King of Grant County
Replies: 367
Views: 41648

Re: Sheriff Glenn Palmer - the King of Grant County

Not all small towns. There is of course a distribution and how it plays out will depend on the individuals involved, but this type of corruption is a classic problem associated with small isolated representative democracies like these counties. They tend to end up with one (or a related cluster) of...
by neeneko
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Sheriff Glenn Palmer - the King of Grant County
Replies: 367
Views: 41648

Re: Sheriff Glenn Palmer - the King of Grant County

It’s the Grant County way. It is the small town way in general. Not many people vote, and going up against an established local power family can be dangerous at worst and isolating at best. This is why I actually half feel sorry for Parsons... for all of his sovcit nuttery, he ended up on the wrong...
by neeneko
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump's Trade Follicy
Replies: 2373
Views: 124177

Re: Trump's Trade Follicy

Somerset wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:44 pm
Not quite. They aquired Trader Joe's in 1979
Ah, gotchya.
by neeneko
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump's Trade Follicy
Replies: 2373
Views: 124177

Re: Trump's Trade Follicy

Trader Joe is Aldi. ???? The same family owns both. Aldi North and Aldi South. Aldi South got to the US first, so Aldi North rebranded as 'Trader Joe' in the states. Though they are legally and financially separate entities, so they are not one company and are owned by two different branches of the...
by neeneko
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Gavin Seim
Replies: 7743
Views: 449202

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: 7743
Views: 449202

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...

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