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Rob Lister wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:59 am All will be well up until there is a shortage of field mice and hares.
One wonders how Nature ever managed without humans. :roll:





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Witness wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:54 am
Rob Lister wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:59 am All will be well up until there is a shortage of field mice and hares.
One wonders how Nature ever managed without humans. :roll:

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↑ Well said, Grammy. When one looks at the details it's often just horrible… :|




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Oh look. A population density map. :p
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I'm not sure what the current rules are but military enlistment is not an automatic path to citizenship. Last I remember it was ten years service.
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New Alabama senator struggles with basic WWII history and says US fought ‘socialism and communism’

It’s not his only recent gaffe about history

Tommy Tuberville, the incoming Republican senator from Alabama, doubled down on his erroneous grasp of World War II history in comments on Thursday, telling a news site his father, a US soldier, fought to “free Europe of socialism.”

“I tell people, my dad fought 76 years ago in Europe to free Europe of Socialism,” he told Alabama Daily News. “Today, you look at this election, we have half this country that made some kind of movement, now they might not believe in it 100 per cent, but they made some kind of movement toward socialism.”

Last week, he made a similar remark in a speech to supporters, recounting that his father was part of “liberating Paris from socialism and communism.”

Though the full name of the Nazis was the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, they were fascists, not socialists. And the Soviet Union, a US ally during the war, was communist.

During the campaign, in which Mr Tuberville, the former football coach of Auburn University, defeated Democratic incumbent Doug Jones, the Republican had another factual mix-up, appearing not to understand what the landmark Voting Rights Act is.
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Congresswoman Deb Haaland of New Mexico photographed with traditional wet plate process (2019)
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Traditional Navajo outfit ...
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... traditional Navajo wet plate process.

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"The New American Gothic" by Criselda Vasquez (her parents, in fact):

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Arizona. Sound on.

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Cats...jeez
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An interesting read for our gun-touting members: https://www.reuters.com/investigates/sp ... nity-guns/

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Police using deadly force against lawfully armed civilians is an inevitable result of having an “armed society” in the United States, said Adam Winkler, a professor at the UCLA School of Law and an expert on gun policy. “When you have a right to have arms, you have a right to carry around something other people would see as a threat,” Winkler said. “Generally, we allow police officers to use force when they feel threatened. And merely possessing a gun raises that threat.”

In an investigation published in May, Reuters revealed that federal appeals courts have in recent years been granting qualified immunity at an increasing rate to cops sued for excessive force — even when courts determine that police actually did use excessive force. The increase largely reflects the impact of a series of Supreme Court interventions that have made it harder for plaintiffs to breach the immunity defense, prompting widespread calls for the doctrine to be reined in or eliminated altogether on the grounds that it denies justice to victims of police brutality.

Hundreds of appellate court cases Reuters analyzed show that judges granted immunity to cops more often when they used force against a person with a gun — in 55% of cases, compared to 45% when the person was unarmed. Of course, the details of those cases vary greatly, some of them involving violent criminals in chaotic and dangerous encounters with police.

Still, Reuters found multiple cases in which courts granted immunity to cops who killed armed civilians who posed a questionable threat, including people who legally possessed guns for self-defense at home. In all the cases, officers said they acted reasonably in what they perceived to be dangerous situations.
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