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NobodysHome wrote:

Speaking as an employee of the largest database company in the world...

...aargh... cardiac... arrest.....!

So that's what happens when you type

SELECT * FROM PEOPLE WHERE PRONOUNCE_SQL_COOL_LIKE_SNOOP=NO

DROP TABLE PEOPLE


Heh heh.

I'm gonna call it "Esquizzle" shizzle, for rizzle.


I asked a techie friend about it elsewhere (facebook) and some said "sequel," some said "ess queue ell," and then people started going at it a little bit. It cracked me up because the damndest things can stir up s~#%.
So I said, "hell. I'll just wait until my Prof. says it then say it like she does."

Like, in school they told me to pronounce "finance" like "shark's fin" instead of "dang but Jo Bob's old lady sure is fine," also I was cautioned about "new kyew lurr...."

So I was just wondering and all.


NOW IN TECHNICOLOR!

Have fun, and remember me to one who lives there.


Freehold DM wrote:
Fake Healer wrote:

Yup, this is has become a "all cops are racist pigs" thread crying about how being black is being a victim. The blacks I know are far different from this breed of cop-hating, poor because whitey-makes me so that is taking everything said to the contrary as a racist white point of view. They are fun, cool people who have ordinary interactions within society. We joke at PTA meetings, laugh at movies, roll dice and share stories of our kids....they also don't hate white cops, or white people in general.

Being racist is a funny thing....even black people can be one.

it seems you think only black people can be racist.

I would ask you to ask your friends if they TRUST the police more so than like or even not hate them. You may be surprised by some of the answers.

That's sort of a hard one there. I personally don't trust anybody I don't know, and a police officer usually has a gun, so I essentially start at point zero with most folks and go from there.


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Aubrey the Malformed wrote:
No, it's Scarborough this time.

Tell her to find me an acre of land.

Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.
Between salt water and the sea strands.
Then she'll be a true love of mine.


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Caineach wrote:
Fake Healer wrote:

You all do know that Evil Racist Cop isn't the majority of cops, right? And Evil, Racist DA? And Evil, Racist Jury and Judge?

I get it that there are some. But you do get that it isn't most of them, right?
Or are we to the point that all cops are Evil Racist Cop? Because that's what is being implied.
Prick cop on a power trip accounts for every cop I have ever interacted with.

I'd say that there are a good number of those; I've met some really good people who wear a badge as well.

I think that, all and all, pretty much 60 to 70% of people are just a~+%%&#s in general.


Fake Healer wrote:

You all do know that Evil Racist Cop isn't the majority of cops, right? And Evil, Racist DA? And Evil, Racist Jury and Judge?

I get it that there are some. But you do get that it isn't most of them, right?
Or are we to the point that all cops are Evil Racist Cop? Because that's what is being implied.

I have to question whether or not that is entirely at the crux of the matter.

From an earlier post, in Wisconsin in 129 years, there was a grand total of ONE unjustified shooting. Either the police there are very well vetted and very very lucky, or the buddy system is firmly in place. In a hypothetical "post racial" world that I hope we actually see one day, this statistic still flies in the face of reality for me. In a world where racist police officers are extreme statistical outliers, which I have no opinion based in readily available evidence one way or the other at the moment, you still have a buddy system that threatens the existence of a good and just law, which is (I'm hoping I can speak for everyone, but every time one does that one runs a risk) what we all ultimately want.


meatrace wrote:

Live cop doesn't protect anyone either.

Live cop eats donuts, gets paid 2-3 times the median American income, and shoots to kill if they feel "threatened".

F$!~ the police.

and sometimes they save your grandma from choking to death.


BigNorseWolf wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
I also knew an individual who picked up a police officer and bodyslammed him on the hood of his vehicle. After 1/2 hour of practicing with him I learned more about actual fighting than from 5 years of karate.
And the cop was dead after that incident?

No. I talked to the officer a few years after the incident. He told me to "come over here," to his car, which I did, and then answered some questions for him regarding a certain individual who was habitually truant from school. After the incident the officer in question was extremely reticent to leave his vehicle.

However, the state of the officer in question's continuing existence was completely out of his hands and in the hands of the other gentleman, who decided that cold blooded murder wasn't on the table that day. That's kinda an iffy position to be in.


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I also knew an individual who picked up a police officer and bodyslammed him on the hood of his vehicle. After 1/2 hour of practicing with him I learned more about actual fighting than from 5 years of karate.


BigNorseWolf wrote:
Fake Healer wrote:


A huge unarmed man....why does the officer need to put his life in jeopardy?

Because the risk to life is in all honestly minimal. To actually kill someone with your bare hands you need some severe advantages in some combination of size strength and training. The human body is pretty resilient and fists wielded in anger are hardly the best weapon. The police are supposed to have enough unarmed training (and more importantly, a partner.) to deal with this sort of thing.

I've had someone knock me down from behind, pound my head, get up before me and literally punt my head with a running start, still got up, handed him his hat and got to school the next day. (last time i tried walking away from a fight, went for my pocket knife and decided.. nah. Doesn't hurt that much. Went a little loopy a few minutes latter though)

They really should put patrolman together in pairs for this sort of thing.

I have a friend who, in our younger days, could routinely and easily knock people senseless with his fists. One punch, they're staggered and pretty much incapable of fighting back. Some people have this knack, others don't. He was/is pretty strong, but nowhere near the size of the person involved in the unfortunate incident.

The whole Dungeons and Dragons "subdual damage" thing doesn't apply to everybody on earth just because they're not a "monk."


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Freehold DM wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Has any evidence surfaced on the cop being injured? Pro-choice sources say he had anything from a black eye to a missing eye to a cracked orbital brim the fight that broke out in or near the car.

Some sources seem to say that the officer suffered an "orbital blowout."

I don't see anything from CNN/NBC/ABC/CBS about an orbital blow out, but "Opposing Views" and "New York Post" and those types are reporting it; make of that what you will.

abc news re: facial injury

also, regarding a bystander caught on cell phone video....

Supporters of Wilson, however, point to a videotape taken by a Ferguson resident showing Brown's body lying in the street. In the background of the video a man's voice can be heard saying, "Police got out and ran after him. The next thing I know he's coming back towards the officer. The police had his gun drawn on him."

That would conflict with witnesses who said Brown was standing still with his hands raised when Wilson shot him.

thanks for the info.

I do wonder what happened in the car and what happened with the officer getting out of the car and actively chasing him- he had to have had the gun in his hand at some time. There is a hole in the story somewhere.

I am waiting for the what I consider to be inevitable video of the incident. I think there's at least a 40% chance that somebody got it on video.

Combining that with the maxim "snitches get stitches," though, and feel free to draw your own conclusions.

I want to couch what may seem to look like "beating around the bush" on my part here though......I've done some personal reflection, and I believe that if my actual skin color was black, I would have a criminal record by now, again draw your own conclusions from that i.e. I think that after being questioned/frisked/what-have-you an average of once a month for however many years (I just read that Eric Holder got pulled over and said to himself "WTF! I'm a prosecuting attorney for f's sake") I would at least be to the point where I would see a cop and immediately get pissed off. Adrenaline kicks in. Adrenaline is its own master, and 18 year olds aren't usually wise enough to know how to deal with it in the best way.

So, I think that it might be within the realm of possibility that the officer in question had a legitimate concern for his continued living and breathing, he AND Michael were trapped in a world that they never made, and regardless of whether or not this act was justified, we do have legitimate problems that need addressing.

I am somewhat leery of Eric Holder's ability to be impartial and unbiased, but somebody outside of Missouri's system needs to investigate it (this is based on my previous post regarding the case from Wisconsin and the history there of absolutely ZERO unjustified shootings in the last 125 years), but somebody has to do it, and I'm hoping that Eric Holder impresses me and proves my concern wrong.


"We did our research: In 129 years since police and fire commissions were created in the state of Wisconsin, we could not find a single ruling by a police department, an inquest or a police commission that a shooting was unjustified. There was one shooting we found, in 2005, that was ruled justified by the department and an inquest, but additional evidence provided by citizens caused the DA to charge the officer. The city of Milwaukee settled with a confidentiality agreement and the facts of that sealed. The officer involved committed suicide."

unrelated, but it speaks to the issue at hand I think.


Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Has any evidence surfaced on the cop being injured? Pro-choice sources say he had anything from a black eye to a missing eye to a cracked orbital brim the fight that broke out in or near the car.

Some sources seem to say that the officer suffered an "orbital blowout."

I don't see anything from CNN/NBC/ABC/CBS about an orbital blow out, but "Opposing Views" and "New York Post" and those types are reporting it; make of that what you will.

abc news re: facial injury

also, regarding a bystander caught on cell phone video....

Supporters of Wilson, however, point to a videotape taken by a Ferguson resident showing Brown's body lying in the street. In the background of the video a man's voice can be heard saying, "Police got out and ran after him. The next thing I know he's coming back towards the officer. The police had his gun drawn on him."

That would conflict with witnesses who said Brown was standing still with his hands raised when Wilson shot him.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Indeed, a lot of what Dutta says sounds more like "obey or die" and less "please cooperate".

It's pretty much what I took to heart from reading The Anarchist's Cookbook.

I put both of my hands out of my driver's side door window any time I'm pulled over and await instructions.

My aim is to get to the bottom of the gravity well and cover my head if need be, but I acknowledge that being middle aged, caucasian, and I'm never even inebriated in public or up to anything [edit}any more[edit....damn I was a mess in my youth], so it usually doesn't come to that.

My dad (being the same thing....old white guy out and out and about at midnite with insomnia) had some trouble once, though, because he refused orders to place his saxophone down on the concrete. To my father, "put that thing down" means "stop blowing in it and leave it hanging on your neck," instead of "put this thousands of dollars musical instrument down on the concrete..." so......the cop got kinda dicky with him.
So he filed a complaint. Any time a cop is a dick, file a complaint. If the cop is a real dick, the complaints add up.
Conversely, if you catch a cop being really cool, file a thank you letter. That way he can get some stripes on his arm and be in charge of the other guys.


Freehold DM wrote:
Has any evidence surfaced on the cop being injured? Pro-choice sources say he had anything from a black eye to a missing eye to a cracked orbital brim the fight that broke out in or near the car.

Some sources seem to say that the officer suffered an "orbital blowout."

I don't see anything from CNN/NBC/ABC/CBS about an orbital blow out, but "Opposing Views" and "New York Post" and those types are reporting it; make of that what you will.


BigNorseWolf wrote:
Grand Magus wrote:

.

A lot of the problem in your life are your teacher's fault. They didn't teach you
what you needed to know.

.

That would assume that teachers decide what they teach, but they don't.

My wife just got a teaching job. This is bountifully true.

She does "decide what," but it is bounded by major structural constraints which can get in the way.


yup.


bacon!


Cr500cricket wrote:
Probably having pizza for dinner

I see a trend emerging.


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Celestial Healer wrote:
The Ren Faire yesterday was awesome. I hadn't been to one in years. I forgot how fun they can be. John wants to make it a yearly thing.

STIMPY!!!


hzuzzzuh


win


map of arms flows from 1950-2006


according to Wiki,

Russia is still number one, US is number two,
China is number three.

Everything down to 15 is in Europe except for Israel and South Korea.


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It's gotta be a joke.

He's gonna stand up and say, "LOOK AT ME!!! I'M JESUS!!! EVERYBODY IN THE HOTTUB!!!"


I don't care, I don't believe it.


I am still hoping this is b#+#~&+!.


Aberzombie wrote:
Best part about it, being in Texas I'll be able to grill pretty much the whole year round. Except for maybe some of the worst days - like if it's raining really bad, or something.

It does that for 5 minutes.


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Orthos wrote:
There are so many things wrong with that statement in so many ways that I'm just going to cut my losses and do something more productive with my evening.

Like hit yourself in the head with a bedroom slipper over and over or count the tile on the ceiling again. Or both at the same time.


The problem ain't parents disciplining their kids anymore. It's dumbasses who let their kids run wild like little savages anymore.

We were at the bakery.....this is a sad story. There was a glass display case of desserts, and naturally the kids go up to it. So I tell my kids "keep your hands and faces off of that glass, some poor guy has to clean all that stuff! Think about other people once in a while!"

And the people working there were mystified. They'd never heard anybody tell their kids to not touch the glass.

Sad commentary really. I don't know if it's stupidity, selfishness, or a sad mixture of both.


Aranna wrote:

So much intolerant atheism in here, sad.

do tell.


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I'm not the bookburning type, but it's all my s+*+ til you get out of my house and get your own house and get your own crap that you bought with your own money. See, this is because kids, although they think they know everything, don't actually know much of anything, and have to learn before they turn into adults that don't know anything and go around popping off about crap they really don't know about. They don't know what the hell they're doing, I do, and if they are using their crap to do dumb crap then I'm taking control of it, up to and including destruction or liquidation if need be. Plain and simple. This is why, frinstince, my kids can't have a motor bike, even though the dumbass next door bought his son one and he's already broken his leg riding it. I don't let my kids have bee bee guns either, and I don't have firearms in the house, although if I need one for some reason I will go and acquire one. They aren't old enough to make smart choices yet, and so by default I am the custodian of all of their physical property. If my son came home with a bee bee gun next month that he bought with his own money, I would take the bee bee gun away from him. I would not write him an apology letter, and if he called the police they would tell him to listen to his father because he knows what he's doing.
That is because if they tried to charge me with theft of his bee bee gun, I would sue them when somebody inevitably got their eye shot out.
Because, kids are dumbasses. They do dumb s*%*.

Now, if you bought my kid a tablet, I'd look at you really strange. Frankly I'd wonder if you were a child molester. You also have to understand that if my kid is using the tablet to do stupid crap, or stay up all night and not getting enough sleep because he's playing with his tablet, or god knows what else, then yes; he's not getting his tablet for a while, and.....well.....if you bought it for him, I'm not going to ask your permission in the matter. I guess I'd give you the tablet back: this is why I don't accept expensive gifts from neurotic people who think they've bought me with material objects.

Regarding religion; I don't think anybody knows if there's a god or whatever, and I really don't care what anybody thinks. My kids want to go to Sunday school they can, if they don't want to go I wouldn't force them to. It's not nearly as big a deal as freaked out atheists on the internet would have you believe. My son's a bible thumper and doesn't believe in cavemen even, my daughter's probably an atheist, and my other daughter, god only knows; she'll probably prove or disprove the existence of god once and for all. Next year it'll probably all change.


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Gyromancer wrote:
Gyromancer said wrote:
I'll be a little more specific. If a Druid fornicates with a vampire would it go against the natural order enough to revoke druid status?

I have ruled before that necromantic items and effects are "not natchy" and would result in loss of druidic abilities because it grossly violates a Druid's bond with the natural world (As with something like necrophelia). I'm trying to an outside perspective regarding consensual copulation between a druid 6 and a Vampire Sorcerer 19. Does anyone else think this crosses some kind of ethical boundary for a druid?

I figure druids can be liches or vampires, so it's okee dokee.

I'm used to Slaine: The Horned God's Weird Slough Feg
and the idea that death is a part of nature, so the whole undead/druid thing doesn't bother me really. Now, whether or not it's a scuzzy thing to do, that's another question; I don't reckon they need an atonement spell though.

If you capture all the fey in a valley and suck their souls out to give to a demon lord......yeah, that's "lose your powers" time.


Aberzombie wrote:
Bit O' trivia - apparently, one of the earlier scripts for Aliens had Ripley and Newt come across a cocooned Burke. He tells them he can feel the chest burster moving around inside him, and begs them to help him. Ripley gives him a grenade and walks away.

they also had them a little whippet dog to play the baby alien in the first movie; it didn't look scarry enough though.


some folks call it a sling blade, I call it a kaiser blade


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crazy old timey movies from hell


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still a better romance than Twilight.


Legion Janus wrote:
Usagi Yojimbo wrote:
Legion Janus wrote:


Though, if you want to be technical, World War 3 already happened. It happened in the 1940s. World War 1 is known as the French and Indian War.
No one in the rest of the world calls it that, the North American theatre was a sideshow to what was happening in Europe.

Bah! Everyone knows this is the correct map of the solar system. No worries. We'll educated you Yoo-Oh-Pee-Uns eventually

:P

Fragging American education system not covering the entirety of a massive fragging war...

It's really all just a matter of what's interesting or cogent.

For example, in Indian reckoning of history, there was absolutely no mention or record of Alexander the Great invading them. He failed there, so they really didn't give a s+#& one way or the other to even remember him.

There was this thing I call the "F$#%ing 1,945 Year War" in Europe, and we went over there and put the Kybosh on it in 1945 for the most part.


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The Lord Auxmaulous wrote:

Give me your pump, the oil, the gasoline, and the whole compound, and I'll spare your lives.

Just walk away ....and there will be an end to the Horror.

I had to look up Emil Minty, to see what he was up to.


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World War IV


Stanislav Petrov, hero of the Cold War and real life savior of the planet.

Way I figure, the more bobo's that end up getting nukes, the closer the chances of something like a flock of seagulls beginning armageddon approach 100%.

There will be no sides, no lines,

Just a recreation of this episode of Three Stooges with ICBM's instead of pies.

Then, we can have The Road, and the starvation, and the redneck cannibals with shotguns.

I also predict that, within 20 years, we will see the first nuclear exchange brought about by a discussion on twitter.


Yup.


Well, I will petition that .gov site to see if it can be renamed "Washington D.L." ie District of LazarXia, since you apparently would have done it righter.


ShadowcatX wrote:

Don't listen to the nay sayers, I think this is a great idea! So good in fact it is probably worthy of being your life's work. And actually, it is definitely worthy of being your life's work. You should probably get started on it right away, and remember to devote ALL your time to it, no more free time to post on Paizo, that's time you could be calling companies to get their billion dollar donations. . .

I know what you're trying to do, but it won't work. He doesn't have the gumption to pull it off.


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yellowdingo wrote:
LazarX wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

Carl Sagan

There's also the matter that Columbus was outright WRONG. He seriously underestimated the distance that India would have been the long way around, and his crew would have starved to death if the American continents did not get in his way. Nor did he even once recognize the fact after four Voyages that he never reached the East Indies. It's not necessarily true that so many rejected Columbus because they were Flat Earthers, only that he did not have a route that would be profitable to the East Indies over the one already used and dominated by Portugal, and in the end his Voyages gave no initial return on the investment Isabella put into them, which is among the reasons why he came home from his last voyage in shackles.
Columbus was likely thinking what are the odds there is a continent in my way running from the north pole to south pole...at best a sea of islands like on the south pacific charts.

He probably b%#*+$!*ted the numbers, because selling a 3000 mile trip is easier than selling a 12000 mile trip.

Backers are kinda useful, and if they're not hip to Eratosthenes, you oughtta tell them that Cipangu is 3000 miles thatta way instead of 12000 miles......

Or, as Bob told Nadine in Drugstore Cowboy, "Next time you step into the middle of one of my deals to help me with my arithmetic, I'll sell you to the first one-eyed carnival freak I can find for a pack of chewing gum!"

NSFW.......narcotics dealing....


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But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

Carl Sagan


ShinHakkaider wrote:
Tom Brevoort calls out the naysayers who think the changes will revert by the time these characters next movies come out...

I will bet him ten times that that Thor won't be played by a woman in Age of Ultron.

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