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Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
Bitey Tinygob wrote:
Bitey surprisingly eloquent for age.

You tell 'em, Bitey! Goblins know all kinds of words!

[Beams with pride]

You talk like stupid gnome. Me think your dad get cuckolded by greenhair.


The Orkneys are really against it.


Yougov has "no" ahead by 8 points in exit polls.

Looks like "no" is going to win.


You talk big dumb words like big dumb elf.


Well, most of the time, most of it isn't that interesting.

Let's pick.......

Latitude:N 5° 57' 56.7132"
Longitude:W 171° 44' 17.8125"

this is what you will see, day in and day out, for the next 1,000 years.

Then, for about 15 minutes, you'll see

this.

and for the rest of the thousand years,

this is what you will see, day in and day out, for the next 1,000 years.

Then, there's places that are too interesting.

like this.

This is what you'll see for about 100 years, until whatever happens from an economic/geopolitical/sociologic prospective to make it not that interesting.

So, I mean, the server issue is "wow. I have like massive amounts of data of the Pacific Ocean, 99.9999999 percent of which is of no interest whatsoever. Some of the satellites need to be off and not collecting assloads of data about nothing unless we know a ship carrying a zoo has sunk and there might be a survivor on a raft with a tiger, which he may or may not be hallucinating."

And then we have the data analysis issue which is, "wow. Look at all those people and cars in Times Square. They look like little ants.
That's kinda cool, but I can't really do anything with it but count all the people in Times Square. It's kinda data overload for no payoff. Nothing I couldn't do really with a street level camera here and there."


"Why you kill trolls? They eat your mother?"


rokudan


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Orthos wrote:
Scythia wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
Tordek Rumnaheim wrote:
This is why you have to start having these conversations when they are very very young.

Well, in his defense, when he was two he insisted that Darth Vader was a good guy. He would argue about this for hours.

I thought everything was well in hand.

Of course he was a good guy. All he and his mentor were trying to do was to bring order and peace to the galaxy. If only the entire galaxy were united under one ruler, war would be a thing of the past. If all were to have the same status (servant of the empire), classism would be but a memory. Once the galaxy was united under the rule of the empire, courtes corruption and crime like the hu Hutt syndicates could be stepped out, improving the safety of all. Without the bureaucracy and red tape of a Senate, the empire would be free to become the most efficient and unregulated example of the free-market system ever, it would truly be a glorious time to be alive.

** spoiler omitted **

This is a pretty good summary of an LE perspective on the world. Well done.

I wish my dad would give me a galaxy to rule over. Luke is ungrateful.


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Wrath wrote:

Don't feel too bad Spanky. My kids both like Jar Jar Binks.

Sometimes I cry myself to sleep at night.

All my kids like Jar Jar. I like him too, because he causes so much pain and suffering.


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Gotta go ask him if he took the Gom Jabbar at school today.


BigNorseWolf wrote:
I was going to say that everyone fails as a parent, but even by that standard you screwed up. Shame. Shame on you.

I'm the best there is at what I do.


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Tordek Rumnaheim wrote:
This is why you have to start having these conversations when they are very very young.

Well, in his defense, when he was two he insisted that Darth Vader was a good guy. He would argue about this for hours.

I thought everything was well in hand.


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Can you get ebola from eating dingo?


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Q: "Son, who shot first?"
A: "Greedo did."

I'm sorry, son. I failed you.

Just posting this as a warning: teach your kids before its too late.


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Freehold DM wrote:
I do know up here Sears has changed their policy regarding takeaways- I think you get charged for them now, but they also don't automatically take them away either, you have to ask. I know that taking things away is considered a package deal when there's a sale on something- the takeaway of the original item is part of the sale.

Just pissed me off royally. I'm sorry that your company is f**~ed up and you're in a hurry Mr. Delivery Guy. No I'm not......f+$% you, and f#@+ Sears. Eat a bag of ding dongs; I'm through with you!!!


I heard they're going to weaponize parvo and give it to all the dingoes for being unclean dogs. You get a fruity drink with an umbrella in it in paradise for every dingo you wipe out.


That, ladies and gentlemen, is how to lose a customer.


Anybody got a major household appliance delivered from Sears lately?

Not happy right now.

I've bought 2 fridges, 2 washers, and 2 dryers from Sears in 11 years. Today I received fridge number two.

Always it was customary for them to haul the old one off. If I wanted to keep it I'd keep it. Derp.

So today, 3 guys show up to deliver one fridge and can't haul the old one off because "it's not in the paperwork." So we try to call Sears, but they rush out, my wife hands them the phone because she has customer service on the line and they "get disconnected." So, instead of being done with this whole fridge thing, customer service is going to see if they can come back today and get the old fridge, then they'll call me back, otherwise I can call back tomorrow and schedule a pickup.
For the old fridge that they customarily just hauled off.
Which would take......5 minutes for 3 flipping guys to slap on the back of a truck.

Now, I've bought 6 major flipping appliances from these guys in 11 years. I'm really not feeling like my business is appreciated.

Owell, I guess I'll go buy myself something nice with the tip money.


Q: What does a Georgia Bulldog fan do when his team has won the BCS championship? A: He turns off the PlayStation 3.


NOW IN TECHNICOLOR!
Aubrey the Malformed wrote:
I'm not so up on accounting these days, but my understanding is that rather than going to P&L the changes in land and building values go to a separate reserve called the revaluation reserve, which is non-distributable. Then, when the land and buildings in question are sold, the value of the revaluation reserve goes to P&L where it can be distributed. The point of using market values is that historical cost accounting only tell you what something was worth at the time of purchase, not what it is worth now, and not having that information in your balance sheet can be distorting to the accounts. Of course, mark-to-market has its own problems...

I get the problem with historical i.e. its current value isn't reflected in the balance sheet. I just don't see how it's possible for the real estate value to be known that well......real estate values being as highly variable as they are. My mom bought a house and sold it for double in like 3 years, then (when the real estate bubble burst) the poor guy who bought it from her sold it for less than she bought it for.....


NOW IN TECHNICOLOR!

Dividends are not expenses.


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.


NOW IN TECHNICOLOR!
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.

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