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by Flagg
2017-06-27 01:50am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 63822

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

The police are so insulated by legislation that they can literally transpose the last 2 numbers of your street address, kill your dogs, beat the shit out of you, and cause thousands of dollars of property damage and you have zero recourse in any capacity, criminal or civil. You could call it the &qu...
by Flagg
2017-06-26 11:07pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 63822

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

Wallet placement sure is more important than the police officers who are cowardly shits that murder people, that's for sure. I enjoy how many discussions embrace the idea that civilians need to be properly trained in all matters of handling police. It's a scary dangerous job. Which means cowardess ...
by Flagg
2017-06-26 08:30pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 63822

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

Wallet placement sure is more important than the police officers who are cowardly shits that murder people, that's for sure.
by Flagg
2017-06-25 06:32am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Contrary to prosecution claims Manning's leaks were largely irrelevant
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: Contrary to prosecution claims Manning's leaks were largely irrelevant

So, skimmed it. May not have harmed the United States and its interests but, uh... does straight up say it probably endangered locals who cooperated with the US. I support what Manning did and think this reflects way more on the US than on her, but that's not goddamn irrelevant. Yeah, I don't get t...
by Flagg
2017-06-25 04:55am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise
Replies: 125
Views: 4094

Re: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise

HOW THE FUCK DID WE GET FROM REPORTING ON A SHOOTING TO A HEATED DISCUSSION ON THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR?? WHAT THE UNHOLY FUCK PEOPLE? DO I HAVE TO LOCK ALL THE THREADS TONIGHT TO KEEP ROMULAN REPUBLIC, SIMON JESTER, AND FLAGG FROM ATTACKING EACH OTHER?? GET BACK ON THE FUCKIN' OT, OR GET THE FUCK OUT...
by Flagg
2017-06-21 02:32am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: US shoots down Syrian Jet, situation remains close to fucked
Replies: 42
Views: 1966

Re: US shoots down Syrian Jet, situation remains close to fucked

Yeah, people who do models that have predicted things like the outcome of the Iraq war long before they came to pass are saying the way to stop ISIS is to stop fighting them. Which makes sense to anyone who isn't in camouflage.
by Flagg
2017-06-21 12:14am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 63822

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

Raw Shark wrote:
Gandalf wrote:And thus you're giving them a break for the shooting of Castile? Your post is needlessly vague.


Well, the guy who shot Castille remains culpable. I'm not letting him off the hook. I'm just saying that I don't hate all cops at the moment.

No one cares about your blue bromance.
by Flagg
2017-06-19 12:41am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 63822

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

Well, why isn't it public? I mean the specter of secrecy to protect the police goes away if it's not secret. And I'm talking about police getting shot/shot at as much as the opposite.
by Flagg
2017-06-18 01:11pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 63822

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

When I first saw the video of this shooting it did not appear justified. I have heard there is an unreleased video that supports the officers position that the jury saw. It is worth noting that the video we saw began after the shooting so it is possible that something happened in the unreleased vid...
by Flagg
2017-06-18 08:05am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My Mom has Cancer
Replies: 27
Views: 1520

Re: My Mom has Cancer

Broomstick wrote:Best wishes - I hope you can find some happiness in these days, amidst all the worry and medicine. If you do, treasure those moments.

Truer words... :(
by Flagg
2017-06-18 07:38am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise
Replies: 125
Views: 4094

Re: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise

More that "representation" meant white male land owners.
by Flagg
2017-06-18 03:36am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise
Replies: 125
Views: 4094

Re: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise

Great, great, keep strawmanning and making your own shit assumptions on behalf ofyour opponent's. I'm done with that shit. If that's directed at me, I'm more or less in agreement with you, I just set a higher bar (I think) for when violence is acceptable. My last response was just pointing out that...
by Flagg
2017-06-18 02:55am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise
Replies: 125
Views: 4094

Re: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise

Great, great, keep strawmanning and making your own shit assumptions on behalf ofyour opponent's. I'm done with that shit. If that's directed at me, I'm more or less in agreement with you, I just set a higher bar (I think) for when violence is acceptable. My last response was just pointing out that...
by Flagg
2017-06-18 01:16am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise
Replies: 125
Views: 4094

Re: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise

Again, you're depicting a movement that you think on your own reckoning to be piss poor or wouldn't have consequences. You act as if the chance of victory must be 100% with very little casualties to be had. Or is it that quiet deaths are better than the more immediate ones in front of you that you ...
by Flagg
2017-06-18 01:10am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 63822

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

RogueIce wrote:
Flagg wrote:Yeah, I'm not sure what you're arguing about. I'm not claiming some other video is out there, I was always talking about the one KS was.

Apparently, I was confusing myself. My bad. :(

No problem. I think I was using wrong terminology tbh, so I understand the confusion.
by Flagg
2017-06-17 10:33pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 63822

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

When I first saw the video of this shooting it did not appear justified. I have heard there is an unreleased video that supports the officers position that the jury saw. It is worth noting that the video we saw began after the shooting so it is possible that something happened in the unreleased vid...
by Flagg
2017-06-17 05:38pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists
Replies: 81
Views: 2782

Re: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists

Indeed. Not all Muslims are Islamists. The problem I find for the Left, is the reflex to use a strawman and accuse the other side of saying all Muslims are Islamists even when sometimes as high as 20% of Muslims in a particular country have views which are frankly troubling, and which we would asso...
by Flagg
2017-06-17 05:12pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 63822

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

There's a dashcam video from the officer's cruiser, I've seen that in reports. It wouldn't do much to show what Castille was doing, but you'd know what the officer was doing, what actions he took, what the officer said to Castille and what Castille said to the officer, etc. No, this is about a seco...
by Flagg
2017-06-17 04:12pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 63822

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

Has it even been mentioned? I haven't heard reference to it, but Australian news sources just may not have mentioned it. I've not heard of one, but I haven't been paying a ton of attention. There's a dashcam video from the officer's cruiser, I've seen that in reports. It wouldn't do much to show wh...
by Flagg
2017-06-17 12:28pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 63822

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

Gandalf wrote:Has it even been mentioned? I haven't heard reference to it, but Australian news sources just may not have mentioned it.

I've not heard of one, but I haven't been paying a ton of attention.
by Flagg
2017-06-17 12:20pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists
Replies: 81
Views: 2782

Re: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists

Looking at this thread, people seem to switch between Muslims, Islamist and Jihadists like they are the same thing. Needless to say, it just makes debating about Islam problematic for the left and the right because they are both going to conflate the terms. The right when they talk about Jihadists ...
by Flagg
2017-06-17 10:42am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise
Replies: 125
Views: 4094

Re: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise

You have proof, I trust, that the "average grot" gets free (from his perspective) physical therapy and not just life-saving emergency care. You think they just wheel people out of Johns Hopkins and dump them in the street each day, leaving them to twitch their limbs helplessly? No, they t...
by Flagg
2017-06-17 10:24am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists
Replies: 81
Views: 2782

Re: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists

Flagg wrote:It's clear to me that Ray has as much sense of nuance as a rock, so consider this my exit from the thread.

And I would still be out of the thread but you keep namedropping me. But it's cool, I reported you.
by Flagg
2017-06-17 09:30am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists
Replies: 81
Views: 2782

Re: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists

That's why "not all muslims", at least in regards to Britain, does get repeated. Anti-Terror policy as a response to that could be summed up as "Yeah, but we'll just be safer if we do act as though all muslims are potential terrorists/recruits". Even Shrub paid lip service to th...

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