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by Agent Fisher
2020-07-02 11:58pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 608
Views: 29445

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

To be fair, never underestimate Army beucaracy when it comes to issuing equipment. These weren't MP or National Guard units, so it was likely a 'issue the regular stuff and add riot gear'. An example of how ridiculous it can be for getting gear you don't need or want, an American tank platoon comman...
by Agent Fisher
2020-06-29 10:38pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Report alleges staff at BC hospitals played game betting on indigenous patients' blood alcohol, denied care.
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Report alleges staff at BC hospitals played game betting on indigenous patients' blood alcohol, denied care.

Every thing in the ER, when it's a intern, or a nurse cutting their teeth on night shift, is a training tool, even joke/games like these. When it's a slammed friday night, you're watching six beds, two of them intoxicated and four serious injuries, it helps to take a look at someone, figure 'Ok, ser...
by Agent Fisher
2020-06-29 11:12am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Report alleges staff at BC hospitals played game betting on indigenous patients' blood alcohol, denied care.
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Report alleges staff at BC hospitals played game betting on indigenous patients' blood alcohol, denied care.

I will chime in that, having worked overnight security in a trauma center ER in Sacramento CA, I have observed nurses, doctors and us security guessing BAC when patients come in who are clearly there for ‘ALOC’ ( altered level of consciousness) reasons. This was always done out of earshot of patient...
by Agent Fisher
2020-06-16 02:00am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 608
Views: 29445

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

It wasn't so much a tear it out root and stem in Camden, it was cutting the staffing by more than half, which then resulted in the county level law enforcement absorbing it and replacing the local PD. Which, like Loomer said, did lead to less officers living inside the area they were patrolling beca...
by Agent Fisher
2020-06-16 01:52am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: [SCOTUS] Ruling: Title VII anti-discrimination law protects LGBT employees
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: [SCOTUS] Ruling: Title VII anti-discrimination law protects LGBT employees

Out fucking standing! I do agree with the dissenters that this should have been handled by the legislature by now, as I dislike any of the three branches accruing too much power or overstepping their bounds, but if Congress wasn't going to act on it, then the Court had to. Glad to see protections ex...
by Agent Fisher
2020-06-16 01:39am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 608
Views: 29445

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

Rightist militias opened fire on people in Albuquerque. Just a little, so far, but it's still a troubling escalation. I've just finished watching the cell phone video posted on Twitter of the shooting. It doesn't appear to be one of the 'New Mexico Civil Guard'. It's a guy in shorts and a t-shirt t...
by Agent Fisher
2020-06-08 02:18am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 608
Views: 29445

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

Holy fuck. They actually did it. Minneapolis city council votes to abolish the Minneapolis police department in a veto-proof majority: https://theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/07/minneapolis-city-council-defund-police-george-floyd *snip article* While I remain frankly skeptical that a complete abol...
by Agent Fisher
2020-03-16 05:34pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 1779
Views: 96486

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

California Bay Areas counties mandating a 'Shelter In Place' order, for six counties. Approximately seven million people. KCRA LOS ANGELES — Officials in six San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a sweeping shelter-in-place mandate Monday affecting nearly 7 million people, ordering residents to avo...
by Agent Fisher
2019-06-26 10:46pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Regime denies migrant children soap, toothpaste, blankets.
Replies: 23
Views: 3960

Re: Trump Regime denies migrant children soap, toothpaste, blankets.

Yeah, it's the 'American's are idiots' defense for when you want to try and sway public opinion cause guess what, they're fucking idiots and you have to adjust the message to match their level. The only mention of American citizens in the article is a link to a news report about two women speaking s...
by Agent Fisher
2019-06-26 10:22pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Regime denies migrant children soap, toothpaste, blankets.
Replies: 23
Views: 3960

Re: Trump Regime denies migrant children soap, toothpaste, blankets.

Broken link, but I got it figured. I admit that the detention centers can be considered to meet criteria that would label them as concentration camps in the historic sense of being detainment facilities for large groups pre-trial, but object to the use due to the current connotations of concentratio...
by Agent Fisher
2019-06-26 09:13pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Regime denies migrant children soap, toothpaste, blankets.
Replies: 23
Views: 3960

Re: Trump Regime denies migrant children soap, toothpaste, blankets.

I don't view them as concentration camps. I don't think it's accurate or like the connotation that the term brings. They are detention centers for people caught while illegally entering the United States. If they're rounding up illegal immigrants who have already entered and settled into the nation'...
by Agent Fisher
2019-06-26 08:48pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Regime denies migrant children soap, toothpaste, blankets.
Replies: 23
Views: 3960

Re: Trump Regime denies migrant children soap, toothpaste, blankets.

Fair enough. I think the detention centers are being poorly run and the situation poorly handled, but I disagree with the label Concentration Camp being applied, as that immediately evokes imagery of the Holocaust and despite claims from certain voices, this isn't the ethnic cleansing of Latinos tha...
by Agent Fisher
2019-06-26 08:25pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Regime denies migrant children soap, toothpaste, blankets.
Replies: 23
Views: 3960

Re: Trump Regime denies migrant children soap, toothpaste, blankets.

Cause detaining people who illegally cross a border is the same as marching them into the ovens. Better fucking pick up a rifle then. The fucking detention centers not having soap, toothbrushes or blankets is a serious fucking problem if they're holding people for longer than several hours before ei...
by Agent Fisher
2019-06-25 07:20pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: A group of Republican politicians are in hiding — and US police have been sent to track them down
Replies: 52
Views: 7430

Re: A group of Republican politicians are in hiding — and US police have been sent to track them down

My question for those of you against walk-outs: How do you feel about filibustering? As this, to me, seems to be an extension of that delaying tactic.
by Agent Fisher
2019-06-24 12:41am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: A group of Republican politicians are in hiding — and US police have been sent to track them down
Replies: 52
Views: 7430

Re: A group of Republican politicians are in hiding — and US police have been sent to track them down

Ok good. So, as I said, aside from the dumbass Republican who's made threats and should be charged for them if they meet the criteria in the Oregon Penal Code, and the anti-government militias, I have no problem with this. Seeing a super majority Blue legislature getting stalled from passing whateve...
by Agent Fisher
2019-06-24 12:24am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: A group of Republican politicians are in hiding — and US police have been sent to track them down
Replies: 52
Views: 7430

Re: A group of Republican politicians are in hiding — and US police have been sent to track them down

Also, I will say, good for the Governor of Oregon sending the police after them (if it was up to me I'd add terrorism and possibly treason charges). For all of them? Or just the single Rep who made the ToughGuy statements? Also, are you going to then also condem Dems anytime violent radicals on the...
by Agent Fisher
2019-06-23 10:39pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: A group of Republican politicians are in hiding — and US police have been sent to track them down
Replies: 52
Views: 7430

Re: A group of Republican politicians are in hiding — and US police have been sent to track them down

Aside from the right wing militia threats from some of the same groups that did the Wildlife Occupation... last year? And the one State Senator that was tweeting macho bullshit of 'If you're sending the State Police after me, send Bachelors and the heavily armed'. Aside from that, well done for them...
by Agent Fisher
2019-05-08 07:39pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: On the punisher, Afghanistan and paramilitaries
Replies: 6
Views: 3131

Re: On the punisher, Afghanistan and paramilitaries

Ok, it's an interesting webcomic/article and it does raise interesting points. But some of it, I mean, come on. The military simplifying towards a single uniform that is used for office work and in the field? Oh no, foreverwar! Or maybe it could be trying to build morale so the lowly private office ...
by Agent Fisher
2019-05-05 10:23pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Game Of Thrones: Final Season --SPOILERS!
Replies: 580
Views: 106062

Re: Game Of Thrones: Final Season --SPOILERS!

Well, I’ll finish the season, but after tonight, I’m just disappointed.
by Agent Fisher
2019-04-20 05:12pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Armed vigilante militia detains almost 300 people at the Mexican border. ACLU charges kidnapping.
Replies: 14
Views: 2743

Re: Armed vigilante militia detains almost 300 people at the Mexican border. ACLU charges kidnapping.

I don't believe Citizens can arrest for illegal immigration in Canada. Quite frankly, we have no way of verifying if a crossing is illegal. That takes detaining the suspect (kidnapping, false confinement), and access to government data systems. I'm pretty sure it's illegal to cross a border at a no...
by Agent Fisher
2019-04-15 05:16pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire
Replies: 93
Views: 9130

Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire

Oh, the French Government owns the building, the Catholic Church just has religious rights to it in perpetuity. Still, I imagine there will be a massive fundraising effort by catholics to restore it. If the building is gone, does the Catholic Church retain religious rights to the property in perpet...
by Agent Fisher
2019-04-15 05:12pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire
Replies: 93
Views: 9130

Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire

Oh, the French Government owns the building, the Catholic Church just has religious rights to it in perpetuity. Still, I imagine there will be a massive fundraising effort by catholics to restore it.
by Agent Fisher
2019-04-15 05:07pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire
Replies: 93
Views: 9130

Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire

Of course. Just understand that your opinion comes off a little douchey while the place is still burning.
by Agent Fisher
2019-04-15 05:04pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire
Replies: 93
Views: 9130

Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire

Tribble wrote:
2019-04-15 04:57pm
And as you can guess I don’t believe that whatever happens it must continue to be a place for worshiping a fictional deity.
Well, considering it was an active church, and likely owned by the Catholic Church, I think it’s safe to say it’s going to be restored to a place of worship once more.
by Agent Fisher
2019-04-15 02:39pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire
Replies: 93
Views: 9130

Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire

Stone building, but the frame is all wood... Reportedly the roof has collapsed.