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The Lounge so how do americans feel about the cuba development? Dec 18 2014
16:41 (UTC)
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Heh. I also have to add that pro-torture republicans condemning Cuba's human right violations, while maintaining a US base on Cuba that engages in torture is maybe the most impressive example of cognitive dissonance I've seen in many a long year.

The Lounge so how do americans feel about the cuba development? Dec 18 2014
16:30 (UTC)
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Original Post by santonacci:

I'm all for it for reasons stated above, but the most humorous reaction I've seen to it is Marco Rubio, who curiously ranted against the support of "business interests" shamelessly looking for profits. I had to double check to make sure he still had an R after his name.

Especially considering that we export to Cuba, now. We're their #6 best supplier, but apparently because we only accept cash, we are in no way violating the intent of the embargo. Honest.

It's been an exercise in stupidity, and I'm glad we are unshunning Cuba.

The Lounge Ferguson grand jury has reached a decision *Update* No indictment, rampant looting Dec 16 2014
21:53 (UTC)
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...and as an added bonus, demonstrates the incontrovertibly close association between prosecutor and law enforcement - which is that conflict-of-interest thing we were discussing.

So...

The Lounge Ferguson grand jury has reached a decision *Update* No indictment, rampant looting Dec 16 2014
21:45 (UTC)
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1909, in an opinion about how wrong it is to extort confessions, in Washington State.

...while it is important that the appellant should be punished for his crimes, if guilty, it is of far greater importance that settled principles designed for the protections of life and liberty should not be overthrown...

So really it was addressing LEO misconduct, waaaayyyyy back then.

The Lounge Cleveland Police Department Dec 16 2014
20:12 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

My Granddad would recite this poem and I always think of it when considering what makes a man.

Why don't people recite poems anymore?

I've often re-read that to remind myself what makes a woman too. I don't much care whether Kipling intended it for my inspiration, or not. :)

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Dec 16 2014
18:07 (UTC)
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I believe her. I do think, however, that if Clinton decides not to declare, that might force her to reconsider.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Dec 16 2014
16:22 (UTC)
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Clinton polls out +9 against Bush. Interestingly, Paul Ryan actually gives her more competition.

The Lounge Cleveland Police Department Dec 16 2014
16:02 (UTC)
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Well too, I think we've been advocating for the emotional rights of men all along. It's been couched in poetic ideals of the gentling influence of women, of our civilizing influence on a society, but it's been there. We've raised sons to be better, and better with each century. More emotionally present, more dedicated to the family unit, more at ease with feminism.

I can see a difference just between my father and my sons, and that's certainly not just because of me.

 

The Lounge #illridewithyou Dec 16 2014
14:16 (UTC)
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:)

The Lounge TV, Imma calling you out Dec 12 2014
20:36 (UTC)
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I'll own, with shame, I'm the one with the long hair. It's down my back but the last color has morphed from red to light, blond-y brown. In my defense, no pony tail. I assuage my guilt by donating the money I'd spend on salon trips.

The Lounge TV, Imma calling you out Dec 12 2014
19:32 (UTC)
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Original Post by catwalker:

How could I forget about you being old Kg????

The young dude at the grocery store attempted to card me last night for beer. I stared him down a long moment and said "You've got to be kidding me." So then the old dude that was bagging my stuff piled on.

 

Original Post by theviewfromhere:

but i kinda want to be old. i feel like once you're officially old, the rules no longer apply. also, the older i get, the younger i dress. like, i've given up all my grown-up-lady shoes and i only wear shoes made for 12-year-old boys and punk-rockers and young lesbians.

Yep. But no, 47 still doesn't seem 'old'. I think 51 is the certified break.

The Lounge TV, Imma calling you out Dec 12 2014
16:03 (UTC)
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Original Post by catwalker:

Wooooo Hoooooo.

2 old people can do it and Runey too!

Three old people.

Original Post by Adi_:

I object to this deceptive title.... i was expecting to see some kind of a battle...

I R disappoint.

Bleck. No fighting.

 

The Lounge Cleveland Police Department Dec 12 2014
13:56 (UTC)
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Original Post by amwick:

We are on the same page, I would just be concerned about federal oversight.  I don't think it is a good idea to have local police forces under the thumb of a federal group.  Just my opinion.

It will be interesting to see what if anything happens in this incident as far as that oversight. 

 

 

I'm ok with Federal oversight. I think it helps to fix the prosecutorial conflict of interest problem. It's the 'it's better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it' thing.

The Lounge Cleveland Police Department Dec 12 2014
13:26 (UTC)
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Original Post by amwick:

Room for improvement?  Absolutely.  I am concerned about self defense.  If that becomes impossible than crime will escalate, imo.  

Ok.

No one is arguing that self-defense is or should become impossible in LEO related shootings. In fact, I agree that we have correctly expanded that right for LEOs. They actively pursue violent offenders, hence their need to defend themselves is greater.

But with that expanded interpretation has to come expanded responsibility and oversight.

The Lounge Ebola is in the US Dec 11 2014
20:37 (UTC)
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Yay!

(and shameless bump) :)

The Lounge Michigan Police this time, and theft Dec 11 2014
16:02 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by kathygator:

I have a similar fantasy, Nomo...but they all take off their shirts...

You know some of them resemble Chris Farley, right?  But hey - he worked it!

;D

My fantasy; my Channing Tatums.

:P

The Lounge Michigan Police this time, and theft Dec 11 2014
15:54 (UTC)
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I have a similar fantasy, Nomo...but they all take off their shirts...

The Lounge Ebola is in the US Dec 11 2014
15:36 (UTC)
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Original Post by kathygator:

On a positive note, if anyone deserves crowd-funding to help her finish nursing school it's Fatu Kekula.

Saved 3 of 4 family members, by wrapping up in layers of garbage bags and treating them at her home.

And my wish was granted. :D

The donation site set up to help Fatu get to Emory.

The Lounge TV, Imma calling you out Dec 11 2014
14:41 (UTC)
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Original Post by runesplendor:

For being a showoff with multiquotes.

How do you do that?

 

 

*I didn't want to hijack another thread and plus I thought my title was pretty funny.

err

 

Original Post by runesplendor:

We'll see if I can be taught.  Soon as I find something I need to multiquote.

 

umm

Original Post by runesplendor:

We'll see if I can be taught.  Soon as I find something I need to multiquote.

 

Huh. I think I've got it.

 

eta: Ugh. Maybe not. Stupid HTML. heh.

The Lounge Cleveland Police Department Dec 11 2014
14:33 (UTC)
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Yeah, he cares. And I think he believes it is his duty to defend Wick, not because he necessarily agrees or disagrees, but because he views what happens to her as dog-piling.

I can make no essay as to Wick's posting habits. I think refuting things I disagree with, that carry such profound importance, is my duty, but I can easily understand those that have chosen to disengage.

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