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Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:18 am

I just received and email from the Democratic National Committee informing me that Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Sandra Bland were "murdered".

Just as TDS is a real thing, White Guilt Mania is, too. The Floyd killing has brought on another severe outbreak of the latter. If the Dems are switching from 'Orange Man Bad' to 'White People Bad', they will get clobbered this November.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:06 am

Service Dog wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:17 pm
They keep attacking Trump's supporters. "Deplorables" style.

Is there anything MORE divisive than an ad called "Two Americas"?


Pure Manichaeism -- either you conform like us Good saintly folk, or you're and Evil selfish bastard.

Earlier this week, I attended a 're-open our county' rally. The primary concern expressed there was the needless harm being inflicted on people's economic, mental, and emotional well-being. A teacher and a few parents also were very worried about the effect on children of the ridiculous school opening restrictions -- mandatory mask-wearing, no physical contact whatsoever, locked in one room with a small group of fellow students all day and 6' distancing at that, etc. -- being proposed.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Driftless » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:00 am

Service Dog wrote:
[...]

Trump's opponents have an unreconciled identity-crisis. On one hand-- they want to take the HIgh Road-- campaign that they're holier than Trump.
On the other hand-- they want to stoop to Trump's level-- hit below the belt/ beat trump at his own game/ take the Low Road.

They fluctuate. So they ruin their High Road cred with sporadic Low Road stunts. And sabotage their Low Road capability with sporadic High Road preening.

[...]
Reminds me of the quote "Never Wrestle with a Pig. You Both Get Dirty and the Pig Likes It". Trump is very good at taking the low road, so anyone who tries to beat him at it is bound to lose. Also, I think he uses his Twitter account to distract the press when something is going on that he doesn't want the press to cover anymore. The press takes the bait every time.

Interesting that the quote has been attributed to many people but there is not evidence for any of them actually saying it:

https://quoteinvestigator.com/2017/07/08/pig/

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by MarcusAu » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:16 am

You might think that covid isolation has caused desolation - but for others it's been inspiration...

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Service Dog » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:17 pm

I find it amazing that Dems think the never-trump Republicans at the Lincoln Project-- are good allies. Kellyanne Conway's lumpy husband is their great hope?

The Lincoln Project's mission statement-- on their website-- is all-about uniting a divided country & ending Trump's divisive presidency.

But Lincoln Project's ads can't contain themselves-- to focus on Trump himself. They keep attacking Trump's supporters. "Deplorables" style.

Is there anything MORE divisive than an ad called "Two Americas"?



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Today i saw a segment of a White House press briefing. A reporter tried to defend Antifa as not-a-terrorist organization-- in part because they're (supposedly) not an 'organization'. Additionally, the reporter tried to claim Trump doesn't think White Supremacist groups should be designated terror organizations.

Kaleigh McEnany listed examples of the white power types being prosecuted using the terror laws. And then the reporter was like... 'but but but... those are examples of Individual White Supremacists being prosecuted under the terror law, not organizations!' YEAH BITCH?-- well then it seems like individual Antifa shitheads can be prosecuted the same way as they whiteys-- as individuals-- regardless of whether they''re officially an organization. Her first complaint entirely contradicted her second complaint.

Then Kaleigh McEnany pointed-out that antifa rioters have defaced the Lincoln Monument, site of MLK's March on Washington and ' I Have A Dream Speech'.
==

Trump's opponents have an unreconciled identity-crisis. On one hand-- they want to take the HIgh Road-- campaign that they're holier than Trump.
On the other hand-- they want to stoop to Trump's level-- hit below the belt/ beat trump at his own game/ take the Low Road.

They fluctuate. So they ruin their High Road cred with sporadic Low Road stunts. And sabotage their Low Road capability with sporadic High Road preening.

==

I think the Lincoln Project republicans will keep making weird, off-putting ads with Democrat donors' money-- because that's all Lincoln Project can do. They can't actually make ads which highlight some deep common agenda they all share... because they don't share a deep common agenda. They both hate Trump. Beyond that-- the hot war is already burning in the streets. I predict Lincoln Project won't be able to maintain a guise of internal unity. It's halves will turn on each other before they defeat Trump.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:24 pm

John D wrote: Say it.
Dang. The child sacrifice was one of the things I liked most about the Dems.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by free thoughtpolice » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:41 pm

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Driftless » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:02 pm

Someone needs to make a red hat that says "Bunker Inspector".

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by John D » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:32 pm

Say it.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:17 pm

I just perused the latest Emerson poll on the Geo Floyd thing and the POTUS election. A few things stood out for me:
1) Nearly all Republicans and independents believe race relations are better than in the 1960's, most Democrats think things are much worse;
2) Nearly a third of Democrats believe torching a police station is an acceptable form of protest;
3) A significant number of respondents who rate Trump unfavorably still say they'll vote for him;
4) Trump supporters are very enthusiastic, Biden support is quite tepid.

Unsurprisingly, support for prosecuting Chauvin, et al., is uniformly very high across all demographics.

I'll leave it to you all to make what you will of all that.

https://emersonpolling.reportablenews.c ... e-is-split

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by John D » Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:30 pm

Service Dog wrote:

Sometimes I get so sick of the black morons pissing on my doorstep, blasting shit music I can't escape-- even at the back of my apartment, yelling, fighting, stumbling around.

I reach for the 'antidote'. Such as listening to a song by War. To remind myself why I used to love & respect black culture.

Today I watched 'Do The Right Thing'. Which once meant a lot to me. I didn't expect it to hold-up. But it did. I'm impressed that Spike Lee left plenty of room for a viewer to identify with Danny Aiello's pizza-shop-owner character. Just as much as Radio Rahim. Pretty-amazing, to look back & know I thought Giancarlo Esposito's wannabe-black-power-radical-activist character-- Buggin' Out-- was righteous & sane, back when I was young.

==
I been having a go-nowhere conversation with jap/chink girlfriend. She insists police are a friendly-neighborhood presence in Japan. Polite & businesslike, even when they're dealing with someone who doesn't really deserve respect. Sure, maybe. I think policing Japan might be a different job than policing the USA. Japan might be like being a bouncer in a bar-- early in the evening/ when only a few customers become unruly. The US might be like a bar near closing time-- when the place is simmering with drunks wanting to fight, self-harm, pillage, or just be incoherent... and they all have cameraphones & greedy lawyers. And-- I might prefer the US way. Which is better: a polite place where you don't really have any rights. Or a place where relations with the cops are adversarial-- but you (ideally) have the right to say 'no' and defend yourself from police excesses.

==

Also on my mind are all the fashion labels whose stores have been looted-- the same labels are also issuing statements of support for BlackLivesMatter, and making donations to BLM. And donations to 'bail funds'-- to bail-out the looters? Seems like consensual looting, to me. Why should a cop defend those stores, if the stores 'support' the looters?

I'm also thinking of the way those labels cozy-up to all the urban-influencer shitheads-- who rap about 'Versace versace versace' and Gucci and Louis Vuitton, etc. And about how great it is to be a criminal. Endorsement deals, free clothing & jewelry, expense-paid luxury invitations. Seems like a wonderful partnership-- not a situation with a victim-- who needs to be protected with tax money.
Thanks for the post Dog...... I still think you should write a book.

I am so torn up. I have always thought my fellow citizens were fucking morons...but this whole thing has rattled me. Watching everything burn... wow... In Detroit, our police chief, Craig, has been strongly enforcing curfews. He has actually prevented looting and damage. The local papers are calling him out for going after "peaceful protesters" but he has personally saved the city. A real hero. He has done more to help black people than anyone I can think of right now.

The Versaces of the world are likely to regret this. There is no long term success in promoting destruction.... well... maybe there is... What the fuck do I know?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:15 pm

Lsuoma wrote: Screwtape - is there a nuanced difference between micturation and urination, or are the both just pissing?
Micturate on the palisade just doesn't have the same ring.


Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Service Dog » Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:12 pm



Sometimes I get so sick of the black morons pissing on my doorstep, blasting shit music I can't escape-- even at the back of my apartment, yelling, fighting, stumbling around.

I reach for the 'antidote'. Such as listening to a song by War. To remind myself why I used to love & respect black culture.

Today I watched 'Do The Right Thing'. Which once meant a lot to me. I didn't expect it to hold-up. But it did. I'm impressed that Spike Lee left plenty of room for a viewer to identify with Danny Aiello's pizza-shop-owner character. Just as much as Radio Rahim. Pretty-amazing, to look back & know I thought Giancarlo Esposito's wannabe-black-power-radical-activist character-- Buggin' Out-- was righteous & sane, back when I was young.

==
I been having a go-nowhere conversation with jap/chink girlfriend. She insists police are a friendly-neighborhood presence in Japan. Polite & businesslike, even when they're dealing with someone who doesn't really deserve respect. Sure, maybe. I think policing Japan might be a different job than policing the USA. Japan might be like being a bouncer in a bar-- early in the evening/ when only a few customers become unruly. The US might be like a bar near closing time-- when the place is simmering with drunks wanting to fight, self-harm, pillage, or just be incoherent... and they all have cameraphones & greedy lawyers. And-- I might prefer the US way. Which is better: a polite place where you don't really have any rights. Or a place where relations with the cops are adversarial-- but you (ideally) have the right to say 'no' and defend yourself from police excesses.

==

Also on my mind are all the fashion labels whose stores have been looted-- the same labels are also issuing statements of support for BlackLivesMatter, and making donations to BLM. And donations to 'bail funds'-- to bail-out the looters? Seems like consensual looting, to me. Why should a cop defend those stores, if the stores 'support' the looters?

I'm also thinking of the way those labels cozy-up to all the urban-influencer shitheads-- who rap about 'Versace versace versace' and Gucci and Louis Vuitton, etc. And about how great it is to be a criminal. Endorsement deals, free clothing & jewelry, expense-paid luxury invitations. Seems like a wonderful partnership-- not a situation with a victim-- who needs to be protected with tax money.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#11118

by John D » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:52 am

Woo Hoo! Had a blast un-following a bunch of my family today on Tardbook.

My 1/2 black nephew posts on Facebook "Hey white people .... how can you object to us destroying things when you burned shoes to protest Collin Kapernick?" And I stared at one of the stupidest comments I had ever seen.... and I just un-followed him. My wife was a bit upset that I didn't engage him and explain that white people were burning THEIR OWN SHOES.... not someone elses shoes. But, I explained to her that anything I do at this point will not help..... and I no longer care.

Seriously. I can't care anymore.

Let the cities burn. I don't care. The people who live in the big cities have made their own shit and they can live in it. Fuck it. Don't care.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Service Dog » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:28 am

Don't worry about California. Soon $950 will buy nothing but a candy bar.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Lsuoma » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:57 am

Screwtape - is there a nuanced difference between micturation and urination, or are the both just pissing?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Driftless » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:39 am

Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
Hunt wrote:
Matt Cavanaugh wrote: Know what's insane? In California, a theft of less than $950 cannot by law be prosecuted, while possession of a magazine with a capacity of greater than 10 rounds is a felony.
Citation? I might be returning to CA sooner than I thought, and making a bee line for the candy store.
After Proposition 47: Crime and No Consequences in California


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Generally, it is illegal to buy, manufacture, import, keep for sale, expose for sale, give or lend any large-capacity magazine (able to accept more than 10 rounds) in California.
(Pen. Code, §§16150, subd. (b), 30305, 32310.)
https://oag.ca.gov/firearms/pubfaqs#9
That is why many businesses have signs warning you not to leave valuables in your car. It is a good idea anyway, but in California it happens frequently because the cops don't do anything about it. Try calling the police and saying your car window was smashed and stuff stolen. They are not interested.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#11114

by Matt Cavanaugh » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:08 am

Hunt wrote:
Matt Cavanaugh wrote: Doing something about them would make a world of difference.
And that would be?
I'm open to suggestions.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#11113

by Matt Cavanaugh » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:06 am

Hunt wrote:
Matt Cavanaugh wrote: Know what's insane? In California, a theft of less than $950 cannot by law be prosecuted, while possession of a magazine with a capacity of greater than 10 rounds is a felony.
Citation? I might be returning to CA sooner than I thought, and making a bee line for the candy store.
After Proposition 47: Crime and No Consequences in California


-
Generally, it is illegal to buy, manufacture, import, keep for sale, expose for sale, give or lend any large-capacity magazine (able to accept more than 10 rounds) in California.
(Pen. Code, §§16150, subd. (b), 30305, 32310.)
https://oag.ca.gov/firearms/pubfaqs#9

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#11112

by Hunt » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:27 am

Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
Hunt wrote: drug possession laws exist, and in many states are prisonable offenses. So the vast majority of citizens have been potential subject to incarceration, in a so-called free nation.

It's frankly insane.
Know what's insane? In California, a theft of less than $950 cannot by law be prosecuted, while possession of a magazine with a capacity of greater than 10 rounds is a felony.
Citation? I might be returning to CA sooner than I thought, and making a bee line for the candy store.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Hunt » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:25 am

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: Doing something about them would make a world of difference.
And that would be?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:21 am

Hunt wrote: drug possession laws exist, and in many states are prisonable offenses. So the vast majority of citizens have been potential subject to incarceration, in a so-called free nation.

It's frankly insane.
Know what's insane? In California, a theft of less than $950 cannot by law be prosecuted, while possession of a magazine with a capacity of greater than 10 rounds is a felony.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#11109

by Matt Cavanaugh » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:16 am

KiwiInOz wrote: Your country has the highest incarceration rates globally. How's that strategy working out for you?
We keep letting the criminals go again after catching them. That has to stop.

A third of all crime, and half of all violent crimes, are committed by blacks, who make up only 13% of the population. But the black criminals are almost exclusively young males, so it's really only maybe 3 to 4% who are responsible. Doing something about them would make a world of difference.

The market still remains and now you have a gap in the supply chain. What's going to happen?
The current opiod epidemic arose recently and as a direct consequence of globalization's destruction of economies in entire regions of the country. End globalization and bring MFG jobs back to America.

Drug sub-cultures promote abuse. End the free supply of drugs and those sub-cultures will die off.

Individuals with addictive tendencies should receive effective health care and support.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Driftless » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:05 am

Service Dog wrote:
Driftless wrote: More local news:
Oh-- I didn't know you lived there. I went to a couple years of high school there. Got any other local news?
Cool. I live near there but lived there for many years. I haven't paid that much attention to goings on until now since not much was happening other than the Foxconn factory circus. That is over near Milwaukee although there is a building downtown that Foxconn bought to supposedly turn into engineering offices. As far as I know the original tenants are still in the building. The factory debacle is still ongoing as well.

Here's an example of the clear-headed thinking of some of the protestors in the current situation:

https://madison.com/ct/news/local/photo ... da579.html
On the fourth day of demonstrations in Madison, hundreds of protesters in vehicles, on bikes and by foot, gathered in front of the Dane County Public Safety Building to call for the release of all black inmates, community control and defunding of the police. The caravan drove onto John Nolen Drive where they disrupted traffic for about an hour before heading west onto the Beltline.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by KiwiInOz » Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:42 am

Hunt wrote: snip

I speak for Amerka, but nearly every citizen will admit to, at one time or another, using illicit substances. It's funny, even people you wouldn't think have smoked a joint or done harder stuff have probably tried something at one point or another. The point is: drug possession laws exist, and in many states are prisonable offenses. So the vast majority of citizens have been potential subject to incarceration, in a so-called free nation.

It's frankly insane.
It's ok as long as you don't inhale or swallow, apparently.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Hunt » Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:58 am

KiwiInOz wrote:
Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
KiwiInOz wrote: And so the cycle continues.

There is a market for drugs because humans like to change their perceptions of reality and/or are physiologically addicted to various chemical compounds.

There are laws against drugs for moral, religious, geopolitical, or health reasons.

Supplying the market is criminalised and the market is therefore unregulated.

Criminals supply the market because a) the market is criminalised, and b) the money is so good because people are prepared to pay the prices.

Criminals protect their markets by violence and corruption because a) the potential profit is so good, and b) increasing force is used against them.

There is a market for drugs because humans like to change their perceptions of reality and/or are physiologically addicted to various chemical compounds.

Where do you intervene if you want the best chance to achieve your desired moral, religious, geopolitical, or health reasons?
You left out the part where criminals get arrested, thrown in jail, and never let out again.
Some random thoughts:

Your country has the highest incarceration rates globally. How's that strategy working out for you?

The market still remains and now you have a gap in the supply chain. What's going to happen?
I speak for Amerka, but nearly every citizen will admit to, at one time or another, using illicit substances. It's funny, even people you wouldn't think have smoked a joint or done harder stuff have probably tried something at one point or another. The point is: drug possession laws exist, and in many states are prisonable offenses. So the vast majority of citizens have been potential subject to incarceration, in a so-called free nation.

It's frankly insane.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by katamari Damassi » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:30 am

KiwiInOz wrote:
Some random thoughts:

Your country has the highest incarceration rates globally. How's that strategy working out for you?
Well Germany already focused tested death camps and they tested badly.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by KiwiInOz » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:03 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
KiwiInOz wrote: And so the cycle continues.

There is a market for drugs because humans like to change their perceptions of reality and/or are physiologically addicted to various chemical compounds.

There are laws against drugs for moral, religious, geopolitical, or health reasons.

Supplying the market is criminalised and the market is therefore unregulated.

Criminals supply the market because a) the market is criminalised, and b) the money is so good because people are prepared to pay the prices.

Criminals protect their markets by violence and corruption because a) the potential profit is so good, and b) increasing force is used against them.

There is a market for drugs because humans like to change their perceptions of reality and/or are physiologically addicted to various chemical compounds.

Where do you intervene if you want the best chance to achieve your desired moral, religious, geopolitical, or health reasons?
You left out the part where criminals get arrested, thrown in jail, and never let out again.
Some random thoughts:

Your country has the highest incarceration rates globally. How's that strategy working out for you?

The market still remains and now you have a gap in the supply chain. What's going to happen?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:11 pm

KiwiInOz wrote: And so the cycle continues.

There is a market for drugs because humans like to change their perceptions of reality and/or are physiologically addicted to various chemical compounds.

There are laws against drugs for moral, religious, geopolitical, or health reasons.

Supplying the market is criminalised and the market is therefore unregulated.

Criminals supply the market because a) the market is criminalised, and b) the money is so good because people are prepared to pay the prices.

Criminals protect their markets by violence and corruption because a) the potential profit is so good, and b) increasing force is used against them.

There is a market for drugs because humans like to change their perceptions of reality and/or are physiologically addicted to various chemical compounds.

Where do you intervene if you want the best chance to achieve your desired moral, religious, geopolitical, or health reasons?
You left out the part where criminals get arrested, thrown in jail, and never let out again.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#11102

by Service Dog » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:57 pm

Hunt wrote: What will the next half year bring forth?


2020 A.D.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Service Dog » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:00 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: Does any one have a link to where Abby debunked Judy Mikovits?
Just google "deceitful, conniving, gigantic fucking cunt"...

https://scienceblogs.com/erv/2010/01/13 ... ue-syndr-5

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Service Dog » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:55 pm

Driftless wrote: More local news:
Oh-- I didn't know you lived there. I went to a couple years of high school there. Got any other local news?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by fuzzy » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:17 pm

The elephant in the room is, you could stop all white on black violence and it would have hardly any effect on the number of violent deaths of black people. No reform coming of this chaos will have any effect on that. all these idiots think they're doing something useful, but they're doing nothing useful.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Driftless » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:04 pm

More local news:

This store looks cleaned out (outdoor store, looks like the clothing section):

https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnew ... 1200%2C800


Caption for this one: "Front windows smashed early Tuesday but no inventory taken."

https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnew ... 1200%2C862

I guess the rioters already have extensive libraries.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Driftless » Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:35 pm

KiwiInOz wrote: I've seen:

Armed US survivalists protesting that they have had to stay indoors during a pandemic.

A US President saying that violent protesters are inhibiting the rights of peaceful protesters, then federal police are sent in, in his name, to violently clear peaceful protesters so that he can have a photo op holding a bible in front of a church.

A US President threatening to send in the military against US citizens, and the NRA and armed militias are nowhere to be seen when they are needed to protect the masses against a tyrannical government.

Land of the free, and home of the brave, my arse.

America. Fuck. Yeah.
It's an election year so everyone is on their best behavior.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#11096

by KiwiInOz » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:33 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
ThreeFlangedJavis wrote: Maybe in the Utopia Denmark where there is no underclass and people are prepared to stump up the taxes to treat addicts
FTFY
and build a load of prisons with properly trained non-sadist staff that don't act as trade schools for criminals.
Simple. Don't 'matriculate' any of the 'students'.

New potential dealers are coming of age all the time as the population rolls over.
Not if you shoot enough of them as a deterrent to others.

I doubt that the world can be divided into people who are inherently criminal or non-criminal.
You and I have widely divergent understandings of human behavior.
There are some otherwise decent people selling drugs.
No one selling hard drugs could reasonably be described as 'decent'.

The high-end commercial pot industry attracts some very unsavory types as well. I used to teach riding lessons to the daughter of our local drug courier, who'd drive hundreds of pounds of pot down to the Bay area each week. I got the distinct impression -- confirmed by others who knew him well -- that he was not a guy you wanted to get on the wrong side of.

Currently, my area is being overrun by recent arrivals from central america, including my new next door neighbors. And whether their commercial operation is meth, butane honey, or just plain old weed, they pose a grave fire danger, if nothing else.

So please don't lecture me on how the drug trade is benign, or argue how the war on drugs is unwinnable based on the fact that the war to date has been half-heartedly waged with pea-shooters.
And so the cycle continues.

There is a market for drugs because humans like to change their perceptions of reality and/or are physiologically addicted to various chemical compounds.

There are laws against drugs for moral, religious, geopolitical, or health reasons.

Supplying the market is criminalised and the market is therefore unregulated.

Criminals supply the market because a) the market is criminalised, and b) the money is so good because people are prepared to pay the prices.

Criminals protect their markets by violence and corruption because a) the potential profit is so good, and b) increasing force is used against them.

There is a market for drugs because humans like to change their perceptions of reality and/or are physiologically addicted to various chemical compounds.

Where do you intervene if you want the best chance to achieve your desired moral, religious, geopolitical, or health reasons?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by KiwiInOz » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:20 pm

I've seen:

Armed US survivalists protesting that they have had to stay indoors during a pandemic.

A US President saying that violent protesters are inhibiting the rights of peaceful protesters, then federal police are sent in, in his name, to violently clear peaceful protesters so that he can have a photo op holding a bible in front of a church.

A US President threatening to send in the military against US citizens, and the NRA and armed militias are nowhere to be seen when they are needed to protect the masses against a tyrannical government.

Land of the free, and home of the brave, my arse.

America. Fuck. Yeah.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#11094

by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:59 pm

Does any one have a link to where Abby debunked Judy Mikovits?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#11093

by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:36 pm

ThreeFlangedJavis wrote: Maybe in the Utopia Denmark where there is no underclass and people are prepared to stump up the taxes to treat addicts
FTFY
and build a load of prisons with properly trained non-sadist staff that don't act as trade schools for criminals.
Simple. Don't 'matriculate' any of the 'students'.

New potential dealers are coming of age all the time as the population rolls over.
Not if you shoot enough of them as a deterrent to others.

I doubt that the world can be divided into people who are inherently criminal or non-criminal.
You and I have widely divergent understandings of human behavior.
There are some otherwise decent people selling drugs.
No one selling hard drugs could reasonably be described as 'decent'.

The high-end commercial pot industry attracts some very unsavory types as well. I used to teach riding lessons to the daughter of our local drug courier, who'd drive hundreds of pounds of pot down to the Bay area each week. I got the distinct impression -- confirmed by others who knew him well -- that he was not a guy you wanted to get on the wrong side of.

Currently, my area is being overrun by recent arrivals from central america, including my new next door neighbors. And whether their commercial operation is meth, butane honey, or just plain old weed, they pose a grave fire danger, if nothing else.

So please don't lecture me on how the drug trade is benign, or argue how the war on drugs is unwinnable based on the fact that the war to date has been half-heartedly waged with pea-shooters.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Service Dog » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:29 pm

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:17 pm

Brive1987 wrote: The plaintive cry of virtue signalling white knights everywhere.

As the SA-men were lined up to be shot in the Night of Long Knives, they all gave the nazi salute and shouted "Heil Hitler".

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Brive1987 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:43 pm

The plaintive cry of virtue signalling white knights everywhere.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by ThreeFlangedJavis » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:22 am

Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:17 am
ThreeFlangedJavis wrote: Take a drug dealer off the street and you have just created an opening for a new recruit. It never stops. The only practical solution is to meet demand through legal channels and reduce the profit incentive for illegal sales.
Your scenario envisions a never-ending pool of people willing to commit crime [supply], as well as a pool of drug addicts who cannot be deterred [demand].

Of course it stops. It stops when all the criminals have been removed from society and kept locked away, and all those prone to addiction are provided proper care and support.
Maybe in the Utopia where there is no underclass and people are prepared to stump up the taxes to treat addicts and build a load of prisons with properly trained non-sadist staff that don't act as trade schools for criminals. New potential dealers are coming of age all the time as the population rolls over. I doubt that the world can be divided into people who are inherently criminal or non-criminal. People will do what they feel they need to do if the circumstances arise. There are some otherwise decent people selling drugs. That's my view anyway.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by AndrewV69 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:34 am

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: Ivy league lawyer and community board member, and Fordham educated lawyer accomplice, arrested for fire-bombing police cars:

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html


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Yep. definitely white supremacist infiltrators.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:10 am

Ivy league lawyer and community board member, and Fordham educated lawyer accomplice, arrested for fire-bombing police cars:

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

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Yep. definitely white supremacist infiltrators.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Service Dog » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:41 am

Black friday sale

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Driftless » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:29 am

John D wrote: Hey... I went to the protest in my suburban city of Troy Michigan... Haha...

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https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnew ... =750%2C500

The caption is "A group of young women loot Shoo, a shoe store on State Street, around 1 a.m. Tuesday. "

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:15 am

Willyum wrote:
"Discrimination is the greatest threat to a community built on belonging and acceptance. It cuts to the core of who we are and what we believe in."
See, I was taught our society was based on individual liberty. At least they're honest they now want to impose group conformity.

Airbnb stands with Black Lives Matter, and we reject racism, bigotry, and hate.
Those are mutually exclusive.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:09 am

There shall be seven maids a-milking, each of whom shall give birth to an eight-headed lord leaping over the five golden rings of Babylon.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by MarcusAu » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:56 am

If I recall correctly - there were seven fat cows followed by seven thin cows...

...one of which was playing the trombone.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by screwtape » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:12 am

Keating wrote: The waters shall turn red as blood, and firstborns will all die.
Yeah, I managed to keep a beard for three months because of platelets that are on strike, but the call of the straight razors was too strong and now the waters do turn red as blood each day. As for firstborns - seems a bit rough on my brother!

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Hunt » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:23 am

Keating wrote: The waters shall turn red as blood, and firstborns will all die.
And the lament of the vimmin. Dat is gut.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Brive1987 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:56 am

This BLM mass madness feels like a liberal backlash to their loss of relevance during the end of the world Covid lockdown. That and an opportunity to literally set the world ablaze in an orgy of self hatred for the West.

It’s a social cancer that roars back after remission. I don’t know what to fear most. The continuation of ‘tard destruction of society post a Trump re-election or the actual exercise of power by the left.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Willyum » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:36 am

Received via email today from Airbnb -


As we work to process the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others, we wanted to send a message to you directly. To hosts and guests who are hurting, angry, and scared, we want you to know that Airbnb stands with you.

Discrimination is the greatest threat to a community built on belonging and acceptance. It cuts to the core of who we are and what we believe in. Airbnb stands with Black Lives Matter, and we reject racism, bigotry, and hate.

We can’t talk about recent events without also acknowledging the painful truth that some hosts and guests still experience discrimination, something that is the very opposite of our mission to create belonging. In 2016, Airbnb launched our nondiscrimination policy and community commitment, and over 1.3 million people who declined the pledge have been removed from our platform. We still have work to do, and we’re continuing to take action on our commitment to fighting discrimination.

One way we’re doing that is by donating a total of $500,000 to the NAACP and the Black Lives Matter foundation in support of their fight for equality and justice, in addition to matching donations to both groups made from all of our employees. Another is sharing an Activism and Allyship guide that our Black employee resource group, Black@Airbnb, prepared for our team, which references work from activists and experts in antiracism. We thought it would be helpful to share these resources with you—as we all work together to become better and more active allies.

Download guide

Please take care of yourselves, and stay safe.

In solidarity,

The Airbnb Team

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Keating » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:14 am

Driftless wrote: James Lindsay has been creating some excellent content on critical theories. He just posted an article that hits some of the same points that Scott Adams does:
To understand, we need to understand Critical Race Theory. This theoretical, not evidenced, approach proceeds on a number of mostly bad assumptions. First, it insists racism is ordinary in society, sometimes also said to be permanent. If racism is ordinary and permanent, it cannot be fixed. How can such a Theory offer a solution, then? It can’t, and it wouldn’t want to because that would render it useless.
https://newdiscourses.com/2020/06/do-be ... ce-theory/
I remember thinking that it was unfortunate that the WuFlu struck just as Lindsay launched New Discourses. What he was saying seemed spot on to me, but he lost his chance to gain early momentum.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Keating » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:12 am

The waters shall turn red as blood, and firstborns will all die.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Hunt » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:02 am

2020 sure has turned out to be fun times, hasn't it. Remember when in 2016 Bowie died and everyone thought it was the suckiest year evah? Well 2016 doesn't have anything on 2020, and it's not even half over yet! What will the next half year bring forth?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Brive1987 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:38 pm

I love the way he pretends to be tired for the new-comers!

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Brive1987 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:26 pm

DW Adams wrote: Brive
If it all becomes too much this is the fall back video ;)

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by fuzzy » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:45 pm

Nothing like watching a thousand crimes live on TV to make me want to pass laws restricting police options for taking control of situations.

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