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by Coyne
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1943
Views: 412347

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

jewish_scientist wrote:I think Florida may be spreading to Sweden.

After California spread to Florida.
by Coyne
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 7005
Views: 1165442

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Oh, dear. And no "stand your ground." Almost like the "magic phrase" is wasted in this case.

Spoiler:
Magic phrase:"I feared for my life."
by Coyne
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4898
Views: 754717

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Because having them crippled is not the same as having their unconditional surrender. If you think nuking a country to get a surrender is going to work out well for anyone, you are delusional. Even if they win, the entire rest of the world is going to want to take them down before the same is done ...
by Coyne
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4898
Views: 754717

Re: The Darker Side of the News

No, you play dirty by bankrupting the country years in advance. Get them involved in forever-wars fighting vaguely defined enemies, sabotage the government oversight of financial institutions, spread unfalsifiable rumors to weaken confidence in government, have fellow travelers in academia rewrite ...
by Coyne
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2713595

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Yeah that always bothered me about Firefly, given that the main cast owned a spaceship yet were considered to be poor in a verse with people barely above subsistence level. I mean in one episode they build a fake ambulance from garbage and then apparently they throw it away. If anything, they could...
by Coyne
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 7005
Views: 1165442

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Hey, the woman was part of a conspiracy to bite an officer. Justified.
by Coyne
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2713595

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Woman rescues husband from volcano during honeymoon. Any reasonable interpretation of that quote would assume that the volcano was in eruption, or at least substantially active. After reading the sub-header line, it appears that it was just a mountain, albeit of a volcanic origin. The article itsel...
by Coyne
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4898
Views: 754717

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Talk, talk, talk. I knew all I needed to know about "justification" when GW told the people, and their elected representatives (paraphrased for brevity): "We have to go to war with Iraq -- and none of your f_____g business why ." I'm afraid it was about then that my BS meter suff...
by Coyne
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2713595

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

by Coyne
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 7005
Views: 1165442

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I'd say the third and fourth panels of the comic are very relevant. The implication being that a person would have to be naive to believe the only reason someone would go into law enforcement is to help people. My perception is that there are a lot of those naive people. Just for example, one of the...
by Coyne
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 7005
Views: 1165442

Re: Police misbehavior thread

This just strikes me as just totally inadequate. These cops need two Uzi's each, and they need to send 30 cops to these suspicious circumstance calls, so they can empty 1500 rounds into these NHI perps in 2.5 seconds. However are they going to properly intimidate these murderous monsters with a path...
by Coyne
Fri May 17, 2019 1:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2713595

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

How would you steal a satellite? Quite sure none were designed to survive reentry, at least not without a space shuttle like drone to contain them. Hmmm... capture satellite has clam shells that open and close around the other satellite, internal space is filled with foam. Capture satellite is desi...
by Coyne
Sun May 05, 2019 8:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4898
Views: 754717

Re: The Darker Side of the News

commodorejohn wrote:
ijuin wrote:Maybe because it sends the message to the white students that “you are provably inferior to those guys whom you really REALLY hate”?

So the solution is to kowtow to prejudice so that prejudiced people aren't made uncomfortable?

Seems reasonable.


See White fragility.
by Coyne
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1943
Views: 412347

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Hmmmmm... Where would the the surgeon install a #3DBenchy?
by Coyne
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 7005
Views: 1165442

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Forgetting the lack of punishment for the moment (which is sadly not unexpected) what would the charge have been here? The person didnt die. There was no intent to kill. Would it have just been assault? Assault with a deadly weapon? Some sort of attempted murder? I'm not sure. Let's have a civilian...
by Coyne
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4898
Views: 754717

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Ran into a new term today:

hostile termination v. The act of firing an employee that might commit a mass shooting.

From a corporate website.
by Coyne
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4898
Views: 754717

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Everything on CO poisoning says it causes headache...pain.
by Coyne
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4898
Views: 754717

Re: The Darker Side of the News

C-4 shaped charge strapped to their head. Adding... Okay, yes, a lot of people would consider the C-4 shaped charge very unusual. But from a standpoint of cruelty it would be as close to absolutely painless as any execution could be. For a very simple reason expressed commonly in the phrase, “no bra...
by Coyne
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2152
Views: 750163

Re: Something on Youtube

Oo. Oo. Especially Suspend Your Disbelief, right?
by Coyne
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2713595

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Something akin to this happened in northern Wyoming, USA, in the late sixties or early seventies. A good-sized plane, a 707 I think, landed at Buffalo instead of Sheridan, 39 miles away.They were using visual navigation, at night. The runways at Buffalo were too short for that plane but they managed...
by Coyne
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 7005
Views: 1165442

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Personal property isn't the same as private property. Not exactly. Personal property is private property that belongs to a person. There is private property that does not belong to a person--land belonging to a church congregation for example--so private property is broader than personal property. ...
by Coyne
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4898
Views: 754717

Re: The Darker Side of the News

This had to do with the implementation text of the amendment , to wit: Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, any disqualification from voting arising from a felony conviction shall terminate and voting rights shall be restored upon completion of all terms of sentence including parole...
by Coyne
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4898
Views: 754717

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Thesh wrote:How could she worded her criticism of a group that exists to promote Israel without a dogwhistle?

She cannot. There is no language that would be acceptable. Which says something, but I'm not sure whether it says more about anti-semitism or about censorship by association.
by Coyne
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4898
Views: 754717

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The center is defending a politician punching a kid in the face for breaking an egg on him, because violence is violence and one rule breaking justifies the other. I don't know if "defending" is the proper word. I do know that a centrist is fine with both of them going to jail, evil statu...
by Coyne
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2713595

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

How about attacks? Have they attacked anyone yet?
by Coyne
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2713595

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

It's the dinosaurs' revenge.
by Coyne
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4898
Views: 754717

Re: The Darker Side of the News

But, as written, the NC subpoena would require such things as meeting minutes, time sheets, reports, travel vouchers, and such. Certainly some of the documents produced might be evidentiary against the people who committed the fraud, but more would have no evidentiary value at all. Well, unless it i...
by Coyne
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 796769

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I know, darn it. It's like getting a book with the last pages missing.
by Coyne
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4898
Views: 754717

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The Department of Justice has issued subpoenas for a federal grand jury investigation into allegations of election fraud in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. Federal investigators issue subpoenas in NC-9 investigation From the subpoena to North Carolina State Board of Elections: Documents...
by Coyne
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 796769

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

(From the third person omniscient, as I experienced the dream.) The dream begins with a young woman and a wizard walking along a dusty rutted road. The wizard had been given the dubious honor of mastering ceremonies at an event, more an imposition than an honor. The only good thing about that was th...
by Coyne
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1943
Views: 412347

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Somehow, I missed that shoe theory. I don't think it actually applies to our world though. If I were to try to select an analog in our country, it would be a toss-up between payday loan stores and drug stores.
by Coyne
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 7005
Views: 1165442

Re: Police misbehavior thread

From this affidavit (PDF) it appears the heroin was actually purchased from a place on Napoleon Street which is five miles from the raided Harding Street address. Addendum: It occurs to me to wonder whether sales are still occurring at the Napoleon Street address. Or did they raid that as well, afte...
by Coyne
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 7005
Views: 1165442

Re: Police misbehavior thread

No-knock warrant. Two subjects dead. Four police officers shot. Warrant based on purchase of heroin at the address. Reported use of handguns by the subjects. No body cameras used at the scene, even though department has some. Footage from neighbor's camera confiscated, unavailable. Some heroin and m...
by Coyne
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2713595

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

"Oh, the one thing stopping my 900 lbs death machine from killing me and everyone I love broke. Better go jury-rig a new lock." Do people just not understand that tiger are strong enough to eat bears? Sticky-sweet: Not at all, all wild animals are just fluffy wuffy little cutesy criitters...
by Coyne
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2713595

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

People who live in glass houses… shouldn't woe zones? (Stylish full-glass-walled apartment owners lose court battle against neighbouring tourist attraction having tourists looking in at them. And I'm sure there's a better word-pair at the end of that line. Foe, blow, crow, Doh!, know, moans, tones,...
by Coyne
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4898
Views: 754717

Re: The Darker Side of the News

A boycott is ultimately just a bunch of people not buying stuff. I'm not even sure how one would prohibit a boycott. Force people to buy stuff? Jose You are correct, it can't be done. You have to keep the very idea of a boycott from sprouting and spreading. That is why why it is so "important&...
by Coyne
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2713595

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

What gets me about about, is the certainty of conspiracy. A thousand scientists say this, one scientist says that, SO, obviously it's a conspiracy to hide the truth in which the thousand scientists are in evil cahoots for profit, and the lone scientist is a paragon of heroism beset by false accusati...
by Coyne
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 7005
Views: 1165442

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Every death row inmate costs an additional $90,000 per year, on top of the typical $30,000 per year for regular ol' inmates. Court cases that seek the death penalty cost about $500,000 extra, on top of the typical $750,000. Varies by state, obviously, but using your numbers of 60 years vs 10, a dea...

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