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  1. I think that guy had more going on than just a # METOO groping allegation. Haven't wasted too much time on it but I saw there were news reports alleging the guy embellished his background... a bit. Biker churches are odd.
  2. About that issue of needing STAHPING POWAH in order to rid the world of vermin. 84-year old Korean War vet shoots and kills intruder http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2017/12/09/Intruder-killed-in-Lawrence-County-home-invasion-was-a-relative-of-homeowner/stories/201712090114 Don Lutz lives in a suburb of Pittsburg and sleeps with a loaded .380 semi-auto pistol under his pillow. Hearing the sound of breaking glass, he confronted two men in his home and fired, hitting one of the intruders, whom he estimated to weigh about 300 pounds, and killed him with a single shot. "It was pitch black. I met one face-on, and he reached out and grabbed at me. I shot him," Mr. Lutz recounted. Though mortally wounded, the intruder tussled with Mr. Lutz with assistance from the second intruder. The three scuffled on the kitchen floor when the wounded intruder "rolled over dead." The second intruder ran out the front door. "The police couldn't find the bullet. It went clean through him," Mr. Lutz said. "I hope the police find the other guy." Fucking around and getting plugged by 84-year old Korean War veterans seems to be a pastime for Pittsburg burglars given that one was shot previously in 2012 by a vet wielding a German Luger. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2141883/84-year-old-war-veteran-shoots-home-invasion-suspect-gun-Second-World-War.html
  3. SH civics class run by Colli and Sturg would look something like this... With - of course - emphasis on the concept of "banking" (see blackboard) as taught by EnsignExpendable...
  4. About time one of my predictions paid off.
  5. General news thread

    I think this falls under "zoning" insofar as cities/counties have the ability to dictate what gets built where and how. Within reason. Yeah. Doesn't help that these shopkeepers are probably the Asian/Indian immigrant stereotype trying to pursue the American Dream in a traditionally Black ghetto with all the fun that entails. I wonder if these council persons actually live in the hood they're representing or do they just have a mailing address? Don't know Philly politics other than what I picked up watching Eagles games and "The Fresh Prince of Belair"...
  6. Bash the F-35 thred.

    God I'm glad the F-35 is actually being able to mature so taxpayers can realize the savings on this project before some idiot "budget hawk" in Congress was able to shut it down.
  7. Eh, I think you're misreading Trump and falling for the pre-November 2016 theory that Trump is just a performance artist and he doesn't really mean it and he never planned on getting elected to begin with. I think the past year has shown that Trump believes entirely in his platform and the policies he ran on. And I think Trump likes the job of being President. He gets to hang out with sort of people he like, he gets to jet around the world making deals with foreign leaders, being adored by US soldiers and police officers, while trying to transform the country into the paradise that was the 1980s... Sure, some tragedy could occur where someone tries to take a pot shot at him or a medical emergency occurs but I don't see him quitting in 2020.
  8. General news thread

    Happy Hanukkah. From Seattle...
  9. Which GOP candidate is going to unseat him in the primary? Jeff Flake of Arizona? Benjamin Sasse of Nebraska?
  10. A few take aways. If this election were held again tomorrow, Roy moore wins by ten percent. And that's because I think enough Republicans decided to stay pure-and-holy by not voting for him because they assumed The Judge was ahead by five or ten points - per the last polls - and therefore they didn't need to dirty their dainty paws. The polling again this cycle sucked. And that's because we all know that political polls are simply conducted in order to pressure public opinion, not reflect it. Bannon and Company just need to fucking go away. If the guy were a Clinton Democrat, he'd have already been found on a DC park bench having committed suicide by shooting himself in the back of the head twice. Trump still knows his stuff politically. Wait, whatchu say? Isn't this election a repudiation of Trump? No, not really. Remember that Trump endorsed Luther Strange in the Republican Primary. And this confused a lot of hardcore Trump supporters since Strange was one of those rascally, mcconnell-backed, swamp, Republican Establishment types. And he might have been. But Strange would have won Alabama with 60 percent of the vote. Assuming an incriminating yearbook signature and 40 year old rape allegations didn't mysteriously pop out of the blue against Strange. Which brings up another point that Trump probably knew is that moore has historically underperformed in statewide races by orders of magnitude. Like barely pulling in 51 percent of the statewide vote as I saw in one infographic in his Supreme Court race. If I were Trump, I'd put out a shitpoast Tweet tomorrow - when the vote tally confirms there's no possible way for moore to comeback - saying "See? I told Alabama Republicans to pick Luther Strange and you didn't listen. Sad!" This race is going to be portrayed as a rebuke to Donald Trump by the media and Democrats and #NeverTrump Republicans (no shit, right?) but it took a remarkable series of events to occur. Rape of underage girls. That was a bridge too far, especially when enough GOP politicians and pundits were quick to jump on the bandwagon saying they believed those allegations. I don't see that strategy working again too many times (unless the allegations are true, granted). Doug Jones is only going to be Senator for two years and will probably lose re-election in 2020. This needs to be the wake up call needed for Republicans to get their shit together and start passing some bills that are low hanging fruit. Continuing to dismantle ObamaCare, passing some pro-2nd Amendment bills, immigration reform, etc. The meat-and-potatoes GOP platform positions that Congressmen and Senators can go back to the voters and say "See, I did good".
  11. I don't need to shoot you @Sturgeon I just need to get a near miss with a .50 bmg and it will suck the eyeballs straight out of your skull sockets. That's called physics. Glad the guy brought enough gun to take down a vicious white tail doe. Anything less, and he'd be a dead man.
  12. Colonization Of The Solar System

    NASA press release regarding the President signing a directive to put astronauts back on the moon, create a permanent base there, and then put a man on mars. https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/new-space-policy-directive-calls-for-human-expansion-across-solar-system
  13. Perfect if you own a homicidal, anthropomorphic Glock with an anger problem?
  14. The day may come in the not too distant future when humanity will become enslaved by their new robot overlords. But it isn't today!
  15. General news thread

    Philadelphia is considering banning the use of bulletproof glass by shopkeepers in the hood. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-small-business/wp/2017/12/04/philadelphia-is-considering-whether-to-ban-barrier-windows-inside-shops/?utm_term=.420ed5daab11 “It’s an indignity” to make purchases through such a window, said City Councilwoman Cindy Bass in this Philadelphia Inquirer article. Bass and others believe the windows represent race and class differences and a “symbol of distrust.” A symbol of distrust? Ya, you think?
  16. [Collimatrix here, I'm splitting this off and doing something I should have done a long time ago, which is have a thread dedicated to terror attacks and active shooters. News updates, professional analysis, that sort of thing. I know that these events are always very emotional and shocking, but let's try to keep it reasonable and level-headed. AEarly reports are usually godawful wrong. The whole truth may not come out for months. Anyone who tries to make a political point before the blood has congealed is a jackass.] So apparently there was a mass shooting in Las Vegas on the strip that just happened. We'll have to wait until useful information begins to trickle in and for 24-48 hours to go by before the false reports get corrected. Edit: The shaky mobile phone cam footage "sounds" kind of like automatic weapons fire. That is just a wild guess on my part. See second line.
  17. I wouldn't think the shooter is old enough to be part if the program.
  18. I thought the British sent in some advisers. And they had other guys attached through the Australians/New Zealand contingents. Granted there weren't a lot but I thought there were some.
  19. The Official Feathered Dinosaur Shitstorm Thread

    BBC has a documentary coming out in January which portrays a realistic "roar" of the Tyrannosaurus Rex. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/12/09/sinister-sound-tyrannosaurus-rex-heard-first-time-66-million/ It seems to be more of a low rumble. The video clip in the Telegraph article which they chose to share is rather unsatisfying as it just has two people yammering so I guess we have to wait until the episode airs for the good stuff. Also they gave T-Rex a hairdo that looks like Tommy Wiseau for some reason.
  20. I'm such a pussy-whipped gun owner who has been cucked by Congress over-and-over again that I'd be happy for just one or the other at this point. But both? BOTH? That would be #WINNING
  21. On a slightly different note, H.R. 38, the National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act was passed in the House by a 231-198 margin. https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/38?q={"search"%3A["concealed+carry+reciprocity+act"]} http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll663.xml Now to see if the geezers in the Senate are able to do their part.
  22. The Democrats have released their public playbook as to what Congressional Districts they hope to contest in 2018; expanding the number from 80 to 91 https://dccc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/20171109_year-out-memo.pdf This is typical inside baseball stuff. Glancing at this, however, the Dems seem overly optimistic as some of their targets include House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Peter King of New York. In terms of my home state, I gave a mirthless chuckle when I saw they are targeting Eastern Washington's Cathy Rodgers who is in as safe a Republican district as you can get and the only way she'll lose is if someone to the right of her politically primaries her. And they're also going after WA-08 again after it is being vacated by my old boss. Democrats have spent millions of dollars trying to pick up this seat over the years and keep falling on their face and it's going to be won by Republican Dino Rossi who is still well liked by local GOPers after being robbed of the gubernatorial election in 2004. Bigger picture it seems the Democrats are misreading the poll numbers again. Yeah, Americans aren't happy with the job Congress is doing but this has been the case for decades. And the mistake is being made that somehow this dislike of Congress is a monolithic and are conflating dislike of Speaker Paul Ryan with a dislike of Trump. As we have seen, American politics has splintered into a variety different factions with a new game of musical chairs as to which group sits where. The Democrats are also overly optimistic about the generic polling advantage they have which is generally always the case. But Congressional seats aren't won by a generic, nationwide ballot and instead in a myriad of 435 individual, local races. And it also ignores whatever legislation that Trump and the GOP will be able to ram through over the next year; it'll probably be enough to patch over differences in the GOP base. But here is Politico's starry-eyed reporting on the subject. I guess the thought is that since the Democrats won a couple elections in the Democrat stronghold of New Jersey and the DC Swamp of Virginia that a Blue Wave is coming. Sad! https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/08/democrats-election-long-shot-districts-287916
  23. San Francisco effectively bans robot food delivery; limits total number to 9 robots across the entire city. https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/San-Francisco-to-robots-Don-t-crowd-our-12411062.php