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Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7760

by John D » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:46 pm

What the hell. I can't enjoy owning a gun without being labeled as some kind of weirdo lunatic.

I bought a friend's Glock 17 pistol (on my 58th birthday). I am now a gun owner. I told another friend (who also owns a few guns) at dinner last night and my fucking lefty brother goes off on me like I am some kind of nut. "Oh no.... why would you buy a gun?.... what the fuck!".... so I just said.... "It's fun." I don't owe him an explanation for my decision.... and it is not like I am unique. There are 100 million gun owners in the US. If you really want to know how I feel you could just ask me... but no.... you have to attack me for my decision to make yourself feel all righteous. Fucking asshole. I have been having a very hard time with my brother lately.

So, today my ammo arrived (a gun is little good without ammo). I was a bit excited.... I filled my magazines with the hollow point ammo and locked the rest of the ammo in a metal tool box. My gun is stored in a safe that is strongly bolted to a huge chest of drawers. I hope to do some practice shooting this weekend.

I was previously shooting low and left. I watched some videos about this problem. It is my grip and my trigger pull. So, I bought a laser bullet. This little gadget fits in the barrel and allows you to see where your shot falls when you dry fire.

So now, of course, my wife is all pissed at me. She thinks I am having "too much fun" owning a gun. She thinks it is weird when I dry fire practice in order to improve my grip and trigger pull. WTF!

I am doing everything right.... locking the weapon, locking the ammo, practicing responsibly.... but... nooooooo..... you can't enjoy using a gun unless you are a weirdo.

FUCK THE LEFT!

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7759

by Keating » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:00 pm

ThreeFlangedJavis wrote: It's polarising because it is very inconvenient for a lot of people if true. The two poles are equally idiotic. It's just as illogical to draw conclusions about a scientific issue from the behaviour of degenerate moralising scolds as it is to think that being a moralising scold is constructive. For every woke hysteric I can show you a crank mumbling about Agenda 21, the Jewish conspiracy and climate fraud.
Oh, I agree. I'm just saying that every time I see something like this, I feel like eating a huge steak and starting a bonfire in my recycling bin.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7758

by Hunt » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:08 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: Why so low? Because it's an aptitude test. And aptitude tests are essentially veiled Intelligence tests. And intelligence tests yield widely disparate results by race. And any employment test that yields disparate results by race is illegal (cf. Griggs v. Duke Power, 1971) To avoid running afoul of Griggs, employers just lower the bar.

I think increased training for LEO would be grand. But it won't do a thing if acceptance standards are the equivalent of a 'D' grade.
I knew it had to be the niggas' fault.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7757

by MarcusAu » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:36 pm

I'm wondering if anyone here can cast their minds back to the halcyon days of 1992 - when it appears that people in London's East End were nostalgic for the late 1960s when the Krays put a smile on at least one person's face.

There's something about book dealing - with the eponymous tome purportedly written by Flann O'Brien and of course Magick.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7n74W9si1o


I have something to say about Shooters Hill too - that was where things got Weird.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7756

by Pitchguest » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:18 pm

Driftless wrote: Anybody here been in Portland recently? Seems to be more than a coincidence that we talk about cops and then this happens:

Didn't someone make a series about Portland explicitly being the butt of the joke because of far-left extremists?

I wonder if the maker of that thought of it as fictional or a documentary. :think:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7755

by Driftless » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:51 am

Anybody here been in Portland recently? Seems to be more than a coincidence that we talk about cops and then this happens:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7754

by Pitchguest » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:26 am

Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
Pitchguest wrote: Again, to reiterate, my presumption that police training in the US might be inadequate is perhaps somewhat corroborated by this story (and the bodycam video showing the shooting). That guy never should have passed at the academy.
All that video corroborates is that one of Fort Worth's 1,700 police did not follow official procedure or heed his training, in particular, not announcing himself as the police. So, was he stupid? A hot-head?

Fort Worth requires 8 months at its academy, plus 16 weeks as a trainee, as well as:
Required Examinations

Civil Service Exam

Physical Ability Test

Personal History Booklet (PHB)
After successfully passing the written examination, the PHB requiring detailed information regarding educational background, employment history, military service, references and arrest record (including traffic violations) must be completed by required deadline. Original documents such as birth certificates, social security card, high school and college diplomas and transcripts, driver’s license, marriage certificate, divorce decree, and military discharge papers will also be required after you enter the background phase.

Polygraph
Applicants will be required to take a polygraph test examination during the background investigation.

Background Investigation
The Police Department will conduct a thorough background investigation to verify information given by the applicant in the Personal History Booklet. After successful completion of the background investigation applicants will be given a Conditional Offer of Employment letter which will be based on passing the psychological and medical evaluations.

Physological Evaluation
Applicants will be administered a battery of psychological tests. A licensed psychologist will evaluate the applicant’s responses to determine suitability for police work. Final appointment will be contingent upon the results of the psychological evaluation.

Medical Examination
http://fortworthtexas.gov/hr/PoliceRecruitment/

Fort Worth PD is currently overstaffed, so it's not like they're desperate to hire just anybody.

The psych eval (the MMPI being the most common one used), if conducted with care, should weed out 'hot-heads'.

The written exam should weed out stupid applicants. However, to pass, one only needs to achieve a score of 61 out of 100 (also known as a 'D' in US schools). One may also add up to five points for things like serving in the military or living within the county.
http://fortworthtexas.gov/hr/policerecr ... igibility/

Why so low? Because it's an aptitude test. And aptitude tests are essentially veiled Intelligence tests. And intelligence tests yield widely disparate results by race. And any employment test that yields disparate results by race is illegal (cf. Griggs v. Duke Power, 1971) To avoid running afoul of Griggs, employers just lower the bar.

I think increased training for LEO would be grand. But it won't do a thing if acceptance standards are the equivalent of a 'D' grade.
So then perhaps it's not the training that's insufficient, but the way that applicants are marked and graded? I think that deserves looking into.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7753

by Pitchguest » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:22 am

MarcusAu wrote:
screwtape wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:29 am
Perhaps all cops should be issued with Colt 1851 Navy revolvers. Brings variety and entertainment to the concept of speedloading.
In that past such measures have been used to great effect...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs1U7U9sgXA
Been a while since I've seen True Grit, but by the specter of The Duke, that is special. :clap:

The way he reloads is especially precious. Ahnold would reprise it 22 years later in T2. :lol:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7752

by Matt Cavanaugh » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:19 am

Pitchguest wrote: Again, to reiterate, my presumption that police training in the US might be inadequate is perhaps somewhat corroborated by this story (and the bodycam video showing the shooting). That guy never should have passed at the academy.
All that video corroborates is that one of Fort Worth's 1,700 police did not follow official procedure or heed his training, in particular, not announcing himself as the police. So, was he stupid? A hot-head?

Fort Worth requires 8 months at its academy, plus 16 weeks as a trainee, as well as:
Required Examinations

Civil Service Exam

Physical Ability Test

Personal History Booklet (PHB)
After successfully passing the written examination, the PHB requiring detailed information regarding educational background, employment history, military service, references and arrest record (including traffic violations) must be completed by required deadline. Original documents such as birth certificates, social security card, high school and college diplomas and transcripts, driver’s license, marriage certificate, divorce decree, and military discharge papers will also be required after you enter the background phase.

Polygraph
Applicants will be required to take a polygraph test examination during the background investigation.

Background Investigation
The Police Department will conduct a thorough background investigation to verify information given by the applicant in the Personal History Booklet. After successful completion of the background investigation applicants will be given a Conditional Offer of Employment letter which will be based on passing the psychological and medical evaluations.

Physological Evaluation
Applicants will be administered a battery of psychological tests. A licensed psychologist will evaluate the applicant’s responses to determine suitability for police work. Final appointment will be contingent upon the results of the psychological evaluation.

Medical Examination
http://fortworthtexas.gov/hr/PoliceRecruitment/

Fort Worth PD is currently overstaffed, so it's not like they're desperate to hire just anybody.

The psych eval (the MMPI being the most common one used), if conducted with care, should weed out 'hot-heads'.

The written exam should weed out stupid applicants. However, to pass, one only needs to achieve a score of 61 out of 100 (also known as a 'D' in US schools). One may also add up to five points for things like serving in the military or living within the county.
http://fortworthtexas.gov/hr/policerecr ... igibility/

Why so low? Because it's an aptitude test. And aptitude tests are essentially veiled Intelligence tests. And intelligence tests yield widely disparate results by race. And any employment test that yields disparate results by race is illegal (cf. Griggs v. Duke Power, 1971) To avoid running afoul of Griggs, employers just lower the bar.

I think increased training for LEO would be grand. But it won't do a thing if acceptance standards are the equivalent of a 'D' grade.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7751

by Pitchguest » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:40 am

Driftless wrote:
Pitchguest wrote:
ConcentratedH2O, OM wrote: Another execution by another cop.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -home.html

Maybe the cop will go for the Guyger defense and claim that he and his fellow gang members thought they were returning back to their own house.
Again, to reiterate, my presumption that police training in the US might be inadequate is perhaps somewhat corroborated by this story (and the bodycam video showing the shooting). That guy never should have passed at the academy.
Incident from 2015. Cops are white, man shot is white, man's friend is white:

https://abcnews.go.com/US/dash-cam-foot ... d=31475041

The cops both seemed nervous, and the two guys were obviously acting aggressively.
Also to disprove the notion that this only happens to members of the black community, police incompetence affects everyone from all walks of life.

The two men were drunk and one of the officers got shoved. Was there really a need to pull a gun?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7750

by MarcusAu » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:54 am

ThreeFlangedJavis wrote: It's polarising because it is very inconvenient for a lot of people if true...
I'd say it was almost un-bear-able...

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7749

by MarcusAu » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:52 am

screwtape wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:29 am
Perhaps all cops should be issued with Colt 1851 Navy revolvers. Brings variety and entertainment to the concept of speedloading.
In that past such measures have been used to great effect...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs1U7U9sgXA

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7748

by ThreeFlangedJavis » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:33 am

Keating wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:47 pm
AndrewV69 wrote: :o :o :o



:lol: :lol: :lol:
And ThreeFlangedJavis wonders why the issue has become polarising.
It's polarising because it is very inconvenient for a lot of people if true. The two poles are equally idiotic. It's just as illogical to draw conclusions about a scientific issue from the behaviour of degenerate moralising scolds as it is to think that being a moralising scold is constructive. For every woke hysteric I can show you a crank mumbling about Agenda 21, the Jewish conspiracy and climate fraud.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7747

by John D » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:16 am

Driftless wrote:
Pitchguest wrote:
ConcentratedH2O, OM wrote: Another execution by another cop.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -home.html

Maybe the cop will go for the Guyger defense and claim that he and his fellow gang members thought they were returning back to their own house.
Again, to reiterate, my presumption that police training in the US might be inadequate is perhaps somewhat corroborated by this story (and the bodycam video showing the shooting). That guy never should have passed at the academy.
Incident from 2015. Cops are white, man shot is white, man's friend is white:

https://abcnews.go.com/US/dash-cam-foot ... d=31475041

The cops both seemed nervous, and the two guys were obviously acting aggressively.
Lots of communities in the US have really bad cops. I know of one small city in the Detroit area that has a training program for one cop per year. The entire city has about 10 officers. Every year they find some kid and send him to 40 weeks of training. Last year the kid was one of the city councilmen's children. After their brief training (that I understand is super easy to pass) the kid gets a gun and gets to be a cop. The pay is $15 an hour. So, yeah, there are lots of under trained poorly paid cops.

The low pay also means that they may be on the take and setup drug and prostitution protection rackets. Not good.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7746

by John D » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:07 am

KiwiInOz wrote:
John D wrote: The only response to Climate Change is mitigation. We should do what we can in improve habitats, flood control etc. Why????.... because the Chinese and Indians will NEVER slow their own economies to reduce CO2. If the US, Germany, etc., reduce CO2 through taxes and higher cost energy solutions we will just export industrial production to low cost countries.... countries that make more CO2.

There is no solution. only mitigation.
Why do you think that "reducing CO2" will slow their economies? Decoupling CO2-e intensity from economic development requires technological advancement. Last time I looked, this was good for an economy, although it can be painful for those tied to the previous technologies (rent seekers etc).

Maintaining the status quo will help GDP growth, what with all of the climate change amplified disasters requiring cleanups and rebuilding. Not so good for societies and local economies though.
1) What the hell.... when did people destroy the meaning of "mitigation". Haha. Flood mitigation used to mean things like dikes, and open marshes, and stuff that would mitigate the effects of flooding. Now, is this called adaptation? If we open up marshes to absorb flood waters are we "adapting"?

2) People and businesses will naturally improve their efficiency... simply as a way to save some money. This happens naturally and the fact is that energy use per capita is down in places like the US. Technology allows us to do things better over time.

3) If we penalize certain countries for using energy (through taxes, cap and trade, regulations) this will drive up the cost of living and the cost of manufacturing/farming.etc. So, if we force modern western countries to all reduce C02 through government intervention we will push more production to countries that have no government regulations and mandates. Thus... manufacturing will move to these unregulated countries. This will create more CO2 in the long run as more and more work go to places like China (who burn coal for almost all their power). Hell.... part of the reason China is pushing toward making electric vehicles is so they can burn their coal for electric power and not have to buy petrol for cars. This shit increases CO2 emissions.... it doesn't reduce them.

4) Treaties like the Paris agreement do not put any restrictions on developing economies. This will simply mean more high energy manufacturing will move to these countries and they will make stuff for the rest of the world using coal fired electric power. and.... no one on the left thinks this is a problem. Somehow, since the west has made tons of pollution in the past, we should punish ourselves and let others pollute freely. Well.... I guess this is fine if we want to appease our guilt and let others take our industry and pollute as much as they want.

so... yeah.... all we have is "adaptation" as a solution (previously known as mitigation).

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7745

by Driftless » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:51 am

Pitchguest wrote:
ConcentratedH2O, OM wrote: Another execution by another cop.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -home.html

Maybe the cop will go for the Guyger defense and claim that he and his fellow gang members thought they were returning back to their own house.
Again, to reiterate, my presumption that police training in the US might be inadequate is perhaps somewhat corroborated by this story (and the bodycam video showing the shooting). That guy never should have passed at the academy.
Incident from 2015. Cops are white, man shot is white, man's friend is white:

https://abcnews.go.com/US/dash-cam-foot ... d=31475041

The cops both seemed nervous, and the two guys were obviously acting aggressively.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7744

by Pitchguest » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:10 am

ConcentratedH2O, OM wrote: Another execution by another cop.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -home.html

Maybe the cop will go for the Guyger defense and claim that he and his fellow gang members thought they were returning back to their own house.
Again, to reiterate, my presumption that police training in the US might be inadequate is perhaps somewhat corroborated by this story (and the bodycam video showing the shooting). That guy never should have passed at the academy.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7743

by Bhurzum » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:49 am

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7742

by Bhurzum » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:37 am

Brive1987 wrote: Ding ding.

Round two begins.
Friendless and peniless oblivion awaits him...

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7741

by Brive1987 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:01 pm

Ding ding.

Round two begins.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7740

by Guest_5e6bf2d8 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:31 pm

That mom has a really Marilyn Chambers vibe.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7739

by Keating » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:55 pm

mordacious1 wrote: Jerry and the denizens of WEIT are bemoaning the fact that Trump has abandoned the Kurds in Syria to their fate. Hundreds may die and rape may be rampant:
https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.co ... hing-ever/
I remember being in the army when Jerry and his friends demanded that the US abandon its South Vietnamese allies to their fate. Upwards of a million Vietnamese died in the aftermath from disease, forced labor including clearing mine fields by hand, and drowning as boat people. Not a tear was shed. Times have changed, apparently.
I understand it as a case of CIA funded agitators (which became ISIS) and the Pentagon funded Kurds fighting each other both done with the purpose of overthrowing Assad back from a time when Clinton thought it would help her chances of getting elected if her strong involvement in pushing to topple odious Middle Eastern leaders was apparent ("We came, we saw, he died"). The Kurds likely supporting the PKK, communist extremists that have been causing trouble in Turkey for years, and have been recognised as terrorists for decades. I'm not sure that the US' continued involvement would make things better, given that their involvement thus far is the reason things are so fucked up. (A strong failure of the Obama administration). That's not to say that it makes sense for Turkey to be in NATO. Or that it makes sense for NATO to exist now that the USSR no longer exists.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7738

by Keating » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:47 pm

AndrewV69 wrote: :o :o :o



:lol: :lol: :lol:
And ThreeFlangedJavis wonders why the issue has become polarising.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7737

by screwtape » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:14 pm

This British journalist, Rod Little, is hilarious. It's a podcast rather than a video, but well worth your time.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7736

by MarcusAu » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:13 pm

...is it wrong to be out of step?...are these people just cranks or are they one step ahead of us?...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZghHdArNqw

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7735

by MarcusAu » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:59 pm

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7734

by KiwiInOz » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:49 pm

MarcusAu wrote:
KiwiInOz wrote: Why do you think that "reducing CO2" will slow their economies? Decoupling CO2-e intensity from economic development requires technological advancement. Last time I looked, this was good for an economy, although it can be painful for those tied to the previous technologies (rent seekers etc).

Maintaining the status quo will help GDP growth, what with all of the climate change amplified disasters requiring cleanups and rebuilding. Not so good for societies and local economies though.
Perhaps a brief film giving some background to modern energy production would help...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhuS5hLLuCQ
And newfangled transport with moving pictures.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7733

by MarcusAu » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:13 pm

KiwiInOz wrote: Why do you think that "reducing CO2" will slow their economies? Decoupling CO2-e intensity from economic development requires technological advancement. Last time I looked, this was good for an economy, although it can be painful for those tied to the previous technologies (rent seekers etc).

Maintaining the status quo will help GDP growth, what with all of the climate change amplified disasters requiring cleanups and rebuilding. Not so good for societies and local economies though.
Perhaps a brief film giving some background to modern energy production would help...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhuS5hLLuCQ

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7732

by mordacious1 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:09 pm

Jerry and the denizens of WEIT are bemoaning the fact that Trump has abandoned the Kurds in Syria to their fate. Hundreds may die and rape may be rampant:
https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.co ... hing-ever/
I remember being in the army when Jerry and his friends demanded that the US abandon its South Vietnamese allies to their fate. Upwards of a million Vietnamese died in the aftermath from disease, forced labor including clearing mine fields by hand, and drowning as boat people. Not a tear was shed. Times have changed, apparently.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7731

by KiwiInOz » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:54 pm

John D wrote: The only response to Climate Change is mitigation. We should do what we can in improve habitats, flood control etc. Why????.... because the Chinese and Indians will NEVER slow their own economies to reduce CO2. If the US, Germany, etc., reduce CO2 through taxes and higher cost energy solutions we will just export industrial production to low cost countries.... countries that make more CO2.

There is no solution. only mitigation.
Why do you think that "reducing CO2" will slow their economies? Decoupling CO2-e intensity from economic development requires technological advancement. Last time I looked, this was good for an economy, although it can be painful for those tied to the previous technologies (rent seekers etc).

Maintaining the status quo will help GDP growth, what with all of the climate change amplified disasters requiring cleanups and rebuilding. Not so good for societies and local economies though.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7730

by katamari Damassi » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:33 pm

Katie Herzog is a writer for The Stranger(Dan Savage's newspaper in Seattle). She's a lesbian, and a feminist, and after the election in 2016 declared that we needed more intersectionality. I face palmed and despaired for the future of liberalism when I heard that, but then something changed(I don't know what)and within a few months she'd made a 180 degree turn around. Now her columns are often if not regularly about the destructive nature of woke culture and identity politics-not just destructive to individuals, but to getting anything actually progressive accomplished-and she gets a lot of shit for it from The Strangers woke pothead readers. Before I despaired but now I have a little hope that these people can leave the cult.
https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2019/1 ... nald-trump

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7729

by AndrewV69 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:15 pm

:o :o :o



:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7728

by Matt Cavanaugh » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:59 am

The fury of the Woke's hatred of Tulsi is fascinating. She's actually pretty far left, though largely eschews the SJW positions (e.g., open orders) so dear to the leftist white elite. Plus, after the way Tulsi kneecapped Kamala, they reasonably fear her next target will be their beloved Lizzie.
... her frequent appearances on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show have buoyed her support in right-wing circles.
Well, the leftist MSM has essentially blacklisted her. Which is what they do to inconvenient candidates. After the second debate, when Delaney did such a fine job poking holes in Lizzie's pipe dreams, the only network to interview him was FOX.


FYI, Bill Maher is hot for Amy Klobuchar:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7727

by Lsuoma » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:57 am

Nasty hit piece on Gabbard in NYT. She's clearly worrying the DNC:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/12/us/p ... bbard.html

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7726

by some guy » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:04 am

I'd feel some sympathy for Silverman if in the past he had consistently treated others the way he wants others to treat him now. He used his interview with Justin to bully and demonize him, and to virtue signal his own alliance with the SJ wing of the atheist movement and help drive Justin out. He showed no charity then, so why expect others to show charity to him now?

I agree that what Silverman is asking for are good. But I see no reason to think Silverman views them as principles that should always govern our discussion/interactions, as opposed to tactics that should only apply when it is to Silverman's benefit.

Fuck him.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7725

by Hunt » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:09 pm

ConcentratedH2O, OM wrote: Another execution by another cop.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -home.html

Maybe the cop will go for the Guyger defense and claim that he and his fellow gang members thought they were returning back to their own house.
I feel for the guy who called the cops. Now he has to live with the consequences of calling bumbling homicidal idiots. Cops where I live are reasonably competent, but I'm still very reluctant to call them. For things like late night noise, suspicious events, no fucking way. You're just asking for someone to get murdered in your name.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7724

by ConcentratedH2O, OM » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:51 pm

Another execution by another cop.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -home.html

Maybe the cop will go for the Guyger defense and claim that he and his fellow gang members thought they were returning back to their own house.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7723

by ConcentratedH2O, OM » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:03 pm

They missed a trick: it would have looked awesome if they had duplicated the J of JOKER, reversed it and joined it with the original to make a W for WOKER.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7722

by KiwiInOz » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:19 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: The most even-handed article on California's wildfire crisis I'v read in a while:

California Goes Dark
Multiple factors have led to planned electricity blackouts across the Golden State.



I'm on solar, but two entire counties on either side of me are blacked-out. I need to make groceries, and the truck is below half a tank.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7721

by KiwiInOz » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:18 pm

Brive1987 wrote:
Keating wrote: I switched to a cheaper barber when my last one raised their price to $35.
$25 and number 4 clippers, in and out in 10-15 mins
And that is for the full back, sack, and crack?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7720

by Service Dog » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:10 pm

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7719

by Hunt » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:53 pm

InfraRedBucket wrote: :eusa-think:
To be said in Adam West voice: Riddle me this Robin! What is visible, but not seen...what is visible,...but not seen.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7718

by InfraRedBucket » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:38 am

:eusa-think:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7717

by Matt Cavanaugh » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:26 am

Australia and California are alike in many ways. And now also in being ruined by the same lunatic ideology.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7716

by ConcentratedH2O, OM » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:59 am

It's lovely when the hard left open up and reveal what they really would like to be able to do.

https://i.imgur.com/DmiDkO9.png

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7715

by ThreeFlangedJavis » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:20 am

Keating wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:21 pm
ThreeFlangedJavis wrote: No sane place wants to be a mini California, this is true, at least in terms of social policy. Wanting to do something about climate is not so crazy. I'm a bit concerned about the state of the discussion about the issue in Australia. Perhaps it's better than I think, but if the relentless stupidity out of Sky is anything to go by then things are bad. Almost all of the anti-woke commentators I follow now are including climate change in the general category of woke propaganda. Anti-AGW has now become as much of a cause with the right, even the centre right, as AGW is with the left. Nobody seems to be listening to the scientists anymore, who seem to be saying that the situation is worse than they thought. This is even causing me to seriously consider that maybe it is time for the US to dump Trump. While he is way better than the alternative in so many respects there is only so much gutting of research budgets and promotion of ignorance that can be tolerated.
The approach of the AGW-religious is all wrong, and the reason for the polarisation. Demanding generalised "action" is never going to get anywhere. The way to approach it is to make specific, concrete proposals that can have a business and environmental case made. Those individual proposals will be easier to get through and harder to argue against (assuming they are actually well thought out and reasoned, and not just virtue signalling, e.g. plastic straw bans). I regret Australia didn't go the nuclear path. Nuclear instead of coal makes so much sense for Australia.
In order to do all of that one would need to understand that there is a serious problem to solve. The likes of Sky are pushing the hoax, scientific conspiracy and "what sea level rise?" line of bullshit and it appears to be catching on if internet comments amongst conservatives are anything to go by.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7714

by screwtape » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:41 am

Dated 2015, this pre-referendum documentary gives much of the background to the odd relationship between the UK and the EU. I note also that Peter Hitchens has blossomed considerably since he has no longer been overshadowed by his brother.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7713

by screwtape » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:27 am

Tigzy wrote:
screwtape wrote: Good lord, I should start charging my wife for the cut and dye job I do for her! Did you know the chemical in hair dye is the same as in C-41 process colour film developer? Ethylene diamine, which we treat carefully in the darkroom and wear gloves to handle, is rubbed into the scalps of grey ladies around the world. Amazing. I still wear rubber gloves.
Holy shit. Really? I used to work in 1hr photo. I recall the fumes from the colour developer being particularly evil. You'd hold you're breath while around it, but you could still feel the miasma irritating the back of your throat.
Smells like ammonia, doesn't it? Talking of which, I used to make my own monobath (a single solution development process for B&W film) from ammonia, developer and fixer. Using that in a small washroom with the door shut for darkness was hard on the lungs, but the results were acceptable otherwise. Not a bad trade-off: Peezus smells far worse and his results are shit.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7712

by Hunt » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:32 am

Airline flight insurance is a scam. That is all.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7711

by Lsuoma » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:23 pm

Not a CN flag - has the hammer and sickle, so Soviet.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7710

by Matt Cavanaugh » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:02 pm

The most even-handed article on California's wildfire crisis I'v read in a while:

California Goes Dark
Multiple factors have led to planned electricity blackouts across the Golden State.



I'm on solar, but two entire counties on either side of me are blacked-out. I need to make groceries, and the truck is below half a tank.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7709

by Service Dog » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:47 pm

DaveDodo007 wrote:
Service Dog wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:06 pm

Silverman is a knucklehead, trying to re-brand knucklehead as 'firebrand'.

he forgot the word "self-" in that tweet. Reveling in someone's well-earned SELF-destruction is...

..actually quite reasonable
I understand where you are coming from but are we going to be anti-forgiveness? Are people not allowed to be wrong and then realise it? It sounds to me like the very people we have been fighting against the/this whole time.
I've watched Silverman's comeback tour-- the Atheist Republic interview, his hour with Sargon, his two hours with Karen Straughan.
As far as I can tell, Silverman does not yet realise how wrong he is.
If he's confident that he is, in fact, now rightheaded... and I'm wrong... fine... I welcome him planting his freak-flag right were he stands. Die on that hill, or thrive. Start a one-man youtube channel or podcast. Continue with his firebrand website & crowdfunding.

BUT-- I think it's nuts for any organization to hire him, in his current form. IF he really-can still deliver a major donor endowment, then sure fine... hire him to do-so.

But I think he pissed away his former brand-- as the angry but presumably-reasonable guy in a suit-- across the table from a relatively-unreasonable opponent, such as Bill O'Reilly. (Even against Vacula, Justin seemed like the edgelord/MRA/more-marginal guy. Silverman was wrong in that dispute-- but his blindspots seemed very mainstream, normie, an-honest-mistake. No longer!) It's no one's fault but his own-- that he can't simply go-back to being the old David Silverman.

Thanks to TMI... Silverman has lost his presumption of credibility. He exposed himself as a muddle-headed mess. In his recent interviews, he occasionally raises his voice in the same-old self-righteous indignation as his Firebrand Atheism antics... but now, half the time, he's raising his voice in desperation-- to claim he's still a feminist, or we should still 'believe women', or other desperate ploys. His attempted-rant against the Falun Gong was cringey & forced.

Forgiving him before he learns to stop sabotaging himself-- will just result in him disappointing you again.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7708

by KiwiInOz » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:04 pm

John D wrote:
Keating wrote:
ThreeFlangedJavis wrote: No sane place wants to be a mini California, this is true, at least in terms of social policy. Wanting to do something about climate is not so crazy. I'm a bit concerned about the state of the discussion about the issue in Australia. Perhaps it's better than I think, but if the relentless stupidity out of Sky is anything to go by then things are bad. Almost all of the anti-woke commentators I follow now are including climate change in the general category of woke propaganda. Anti-AGW has now become as much of a cause with the right, even the centre right, as AGW is with the left. Nobody seems to be listening to the scientists anymore, who seem to be saying that the situation is worse than they thought. This is even causing me to seriously consider that maybe it is time for the US to dump Trump. While he is way better than the alternative in so many respects there is only so much gutting of research budgets and promotion of ignorance that can be tolerated.
The approach of the AGW-religious is all wrong, and the reason for the polarisation. Demanding generalised "action" is never going to get anywhere. The way to approach it is to make specific, concrete proposals that can have a business and environmental case made. Those individual proposals will be easier to get through and harder to argue against (assuming they are actually well thought out and reasoned, and not just virtue signalling, e.g. plastic straw bans). I regret Australia didn't go the nuclear path. Nuclear instead of coal makes so much sense for Australia.
The only response to Climate Change is mitigation. We should do what we can in improve habitats, flood control etc. Why????.... because the Chinese and Indians will NEVER slow their own economies to reduce CO2. If the US, Germany, etc., reduce CO2 through taxes and higher cost energy solutions we will just export industrial production to low cost countries.... countries that make more CO2.

There is no solution. only mitigation.
I think that you mean adaptation.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7707

by jugheadnaut » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:02 pm

John D wrote:
Keating wrote:
ThreeFlangedJavis wrote: No sane place wants to be a mini California, this is true, at least in terms of social policy. Wanting to do something about climate is not so crazy. I'm a bit concerned about the state of the discussion about the issue in Australia. Perhaps it's better than I think, but if the relentless stupidity out of Sky is anything to go by then things are bad. Almost all of the anti-woke commentators I follow now are including climate change in the general category of woke propaganda. Anti-AGW has now become as much of a cause with the right, even the centre right, as AGW is with the left. Nobody seems to be listening to the scientists anymore, who seem to be saying that the situation is worse than they thought. This is even causing me to seriously consider that maybe it is time for the US to dump Trump. While he is way better than the alternative in so many respects there is only so much gutting of research budgets and promotion of ignorance that can be tolerated.
The approach of the AGW-religious is all wrong, and the reason for the polarisation. Demanding generalised "action" is never going to get anywhere. The way to approach it is to make specific, concrete proposals that can have a business and environmental case made. Those individual proposals will be easier to get through and harder to argue against (assuming they are actually well thought out and reasoned, and not just virtue signalling, e.g. plastic straw bans). I regret Australia didn't go the nuclear path. Nuclear instead of coal makes so much sense for Australia.
The only response to Climate Change is mitigation. We should do what we can in improve habitats, flood control etc. Why????.... because the Chinese and Indians will NEVER slow their own economies to reduce CO2. If the US, Germany, etc., reduce CO2 through taxes and higher cost energy solutions we will just export industrial production to low cost countries.... countries that make more CO2.

There is no solution. only mitigation.
I agree with a sentiment, but a quick clarification on wording as I've made this mistake in the past as well. In the context of climate change politics, 'mitigation' has come to mean something very different than one would expect from its definition. Mitigation refers to actions that address the causes of climate change, whereas adaptation refers to actions that reduce damage due to climate change. So what you're referring to is adaptation, not mitigation, in the current vernacular. https://www.activesustainability.com/cl ... te-change/

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7706

by DaveDodo007 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:15 pm

Service Dog wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:06 pm
Pitchguest wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:56 am
d4m10n wrote:

:mrgreen:
Welcome to the Pit, Mr. Silverman.
Silverman is a knucklehead, trying to re-brand knucklehead as 'firebrand'.

he forgot the word "self-" in that tweet. Reveling in someone's well-earned SELF-destruction is...

..actually quite reasonable
I understand where you are coming from but are we going to be anti-forgiveness? Are people not allowed to be wrong and then realise it? It sounds to me like the very people we have been fighting against the/this whole time.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7705

by Brive1987 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:51 pm



PZ is having a waking wet dream. I doubt he has ever felt so alive.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7704

by John D » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:50 pm

Keating wrote:
ThreeFlangedJavis wrote: No sane place wants to be a mini California, this is true, at least in terms of social policy. Wanting to do something about climate is not so crazy. I'm a bit concerned about the state of the discussion about the issue in Australia. Perhaps it's better than I think, but if the relentless stupidity out of Sky is anything to go by then things are bad. Almost all of the anti-woke commentators I follow now are including climate change in the general category of woke propaganda. Anti-AGW has now become as much of a cause with the right, even the centre right, as AGW is with the left. Nobody seems to be listening to the scientists anymore, who seem to be saying that the situation is worse than they thought. This is even causing me to seriously consider that maybe it is time for the US to dump Trump. While he is way better than the alternative in so many respects there is only so much gutting of research budgets and promotion of ignorance that can be tolerated.
The approach of the AGW-religious is all wrong, and the reason for the polarisation. Demanding generalised "action" is never going to get anywhere. The way to approach it is to make specific, concrete proposals that can have a business and environmental case made. Those individual proposals will be easier to get through and harder to argue against (assuming they are actually well thought out and reasoned, and not just virtue signalling, e.g. plastic straw bans). I regret Australia didn't go the nuclear path. Nuclear instead of coal makes so much sense for Australia.
The only response to Climate Change is mitigation. We should do what we can in improve habitats, flood control etc. Why????.... because the Chinese and Indians will NEVER slow their own economies to reduce CO2. If the US, Germany, etc., reduce CO2 through taxes and higher cost energy solutions we will just export industrial production to low cost countries.... countries that make more CO2.

There is no solution. only mitigation.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7703

by Keating » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:21 pm

ThreeFlangedJavis wrote: No sane place wants to be a mini California, this is true, at least in terms of social policy. Wanting to do something about climate is not so crazy. I'm a bit concerned about the state of the discussion about the issue in Australia. Perhaps it's better than I think, but if the relentless stupidity out of Sky is anything to go by then things are bad. Almost all of the anti-woke commentators I follow now are including climate change in the general category of woke propaganda. Anti-AGW has now become as much of a cause with the right, even the centre right, as AGW is with the left. Nobody seems to be listening to the scientists anymore, who seem to be saying that the situation is worse than they thought. This is even causing me to seriously consider that maybe it is time for the US to dump Trump. While he is way better than the alternative in so many respects there is only so much gutting of research budgets and promotion of ignorance that can be tolerated.
The approach of the AGW-religious is all wrong, and the reason for the polarisation. Demanding generalised "action" is never going to get anywhere. The way to approach it is to make specific, concrete proposals that can have a business and environmental case made. Those individual proposals will be easier to get through and harder to argue against (assuming they are actually well thought out and reasoned, and not just virtue signalling, e.g. plastic straw bans). I regret Australia didn't go the nuclear path. Nuclear instead of coal makes so much sense for Australia.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7702

by Keating » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:50 pm

Lsuoma wrote: And "the movement"? Get a fucking clue, there is no movement.
There is a movement. PZ leads it. It just so happens to be a bowel movement.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7701

by Lsuoma » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:23 am

some guy wrote: I'm thinking of backing Tulsi Gabbard for president.

Change my mind.
I can think of a roundabout way - if Sanders gets the nomination, and picks TG as running mate. He could then pop his clogs, or she could do a Bush 41.

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