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Oedipus Wreckx-n-Effect

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  1. Once again, children are spewing their alternative history fanfiction because the truth doesn't validate their own obtuse notions of how the world operates.
  2. https://www.overlawyered.com/2018/10/18000-facebook-shares-later-a-tale-of-legal-misinformation/?fbclid=IwAR3pT_Tazz7ukkNmir7Bs5s0QO_-Af2jXYTN0oC6unirkQ70NOzIIxj2YT8 18,000 Facebook shares later: a tale of legal misinformation How efficient is social media in spreading viral-junk misinformation about the law? Well, the following post about Tuesday’s two-page Supreme Court ruling in Brakebill v. Jaeger, a case about voting procedures in North Dakota, has gotten more than 18,000 shares as of this morning: Let’s take a look at its errors, or at least the first four biggies: 1. Brakebill was not Justice Kavanaugh’s first ruling. If you so much as glance at the Court’s opinion, it’s hard to miss its second sentence: “JUSTICE KAVANAUGH took no part in the consideration or decision of this application.” 2. There is no indication that the vote was 5 to 4. Liberal Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer did not join the dissent.* 3. Justice Ginsburg’s dissent contains no language even remotely like that put within quotation marks here. Her tone is technical rather than indignant, and she does not challenge anyone’s motives as illegitimate. 4. The Court did not issue a decision upholding the laws. It was a denial of an application to vacate a stay, not a ruling on the merits. And we haven’t even gotten to the merits! Three and a half days after posting, its author has not seen fit to correct any of his errors. Here’s a rule of thumb about social media: the more anger, the less accuracy. More on viral junk and thinking before you share here. * A reader on Twitter points out that in the absence of a signed majority opinion, we can’t know for sure that the vote against vacating the stay necessarily came out 6-2; we know only that if there were other Justices who wanted to vacate the stay, they declined to join the Ginsburg-Kagan dissent. I’ve corrected the text above accordingly. Filed under: Brett Kavanaugh, Facebook, Indian tribes, North Dakota, Supreme Court By Walter Olson
  3. All of this is true. But I want to think that the above was written as a form of virtue signalling on social media.
  4. Had a friend of mine on the Facespace post this. "This is how people outside of the US view us!" Fucking LAWL.
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    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    Is it too late to submit my design? What's your fax number, @Jeeps_Guns_Tanks?
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    General cars and vehicles thread.

    New transmission has been installed. It's a night and day difference. That old trans was ready to grenade itself. Plugs are getting swapped today after work. I gotta delete the oil cooler lines because they suck ass. I have everything I need but time. I have a wedding this whole weekend to go to. Need to pull the intake off and reseal the top end of the engine but that's next months hassle.
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    Terror Attacks and Active Shooter Events Thread

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45891201 19 dead in Crimea. School shooting.
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    United States Gun Control Megathread

    That's when you know they don't know a damned thing and dont ever stop to consider the consequences of their actions. Much like a child.
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    United States Gun Control Megathread

    Might be a repost. But I might not care. This is something I've dealt with in the past.
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    General cars and vehicles thread.

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    Historical Pictures Thread

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/81424/retrobituaries-olive-oatman-pioneer-girl-who-became-marked-woman?fbclid=IwAR2bqEIrVpS3SLSi2X9vc6WtmjJeDCRM2eWtT2Se82oaNm86kUqxP5Xlv_Y Olive Oatman, the Pioneer Girl Abducted by Native Americans Who Returned a Marked Woman About a century and a half ago, some Native American tribes of the Southwest used facial tattoos as spiritual rites of passage. Through a series of strange tragedies (and some possible triumphs), a white Mormon teenager who was traveling with her family through the area in the mid-19th century ended up sporting one too, a symbol of a complicated dual life she could never quite shake. In 1851, the Oatman family, having broken from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was traveling through southeastern California and western Arizona, looking for a place to settle. As newly inducted Brewsterites—followers of Mormon rebel James C. Brewster—they’d been advised that California was, in fact, the true “intended gathering place” for Mormons, rather than Utah. The group of approximately 90 followers had left Independence, Missouri, in the summer of 1850, but when they arrived in the New Mexico Territory, the party split, with Brewster’s faction taking the route to Santa Fe and then south to Socorro, and Royce (sometimes spelled Roys) Oatman leading a group to Socorro and then over to Tucson. ...
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    The Creative Side of SH

    I hope he hasn't abandoned that project either @Lord_James. You can post whatever you like here. Creativity comes in many forms.
  13. The fat ones are worth less than the skinny ones cause they are easier to hit.
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    General cars and vehicles thread.

    My favorite part is when they launched the red race truck and just nose-dived. That's like... 40k worth of work done on the truck itself. For racing. And the guys that jump them have two giant tires weighing down the bed so that it sits flat in the air.
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    General cars and vehicles thread.

    I actually just swapped the alternator out. Had a faulty voltage regulator that was sucking my battery dry and sending surges and killing fuses. While I was in there I swapped all my belts too. When my chevy gets back with its BRAND NEW late model Getrag 290 transmission I'll swap the spark plugs in it and then pull the radiator from my tacoma. I still need to get a new driver's side axle in the tacoma, since I've got a sliced boot.
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    General cars and vehicles thread.

    Amazon just dropped off my new radiator for my Tacoma. Found a crack in the old one. It lasted for 20 years so I can't complain too much.
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    The SH Ski/Snowboard Thread

    I always enjoyed the first weekend of ski season while I was on a colorado campus. Because the week before, all the kids would be revving themselves up for it. Then next Tuesday, the campus was full of crutches and casts.
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    The Creative Side of SH

    First act of three is complete. 33k words. Roughly 65 pages in Word.doc or whatever. I'm on tract to be done by the end of the year.
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    The Saudi Arabia is a Backwards, Laughable Shithole Thread

    Canada should start a war with them. Why not?
  20. Got around to watching this. Good video.
  21. Sounds like an edgy edglord reply.
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    General news thread

    Somebody call Moses.