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Re: 'Murica

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:34 am

Missed this one published by Vox on the 4th:

3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake :freedom:

And he doesn't even mention the metric system! :wink:
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Giz » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:09 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:34 am
Missed this one published by Vox on the 4th:

3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake :freedom:

And he doesn't even mention the metric system! :wink:
Wow, parliamentary systems are better because they can just pass laws, unchecked, if they have a transitory 51% of the seats.

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:41 am

How is that working out for Pakistan, Turkey, the UK, India, Israel. . . .

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Giz » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:13 pm

But Trump!

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:46 pm

These days the "left" (a faction of Corporate America patronized by billionaires) do not consider any impediment to their power to be legitimate.
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Post by Witness » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:00 am

Baltimore Police deputy commissioner robbed at gunpoint Friday night

BALTIMORE, MD (WBFF) — Officials say the deputy commissioner for Baltimore City Police and his wife, were robbed at gunpoint Friday night.

The incident happened around 9 p.m. near Patterson Park in the city's southeast area.

The victim, Danny Murphy, was able to tell police that a white SUV with four people inside pulled up to them as they were walking. Police say, two black males, believed to be 18, got out of the SUV, showed a handgun and demanded the victims hand over their property.
https://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/bal ... iday-might

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Post by Giz » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:03 am

Witness wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:00 am
Baltimore Police deputy commissioner robbed at gunpoint Friday night

BALTIMORE, MD (WBFF) — Officials say the deputy commissioner for Baltimore City Police and his wife, were robbed at gunpoint Friday night.

The incident happened around 9 p.m. near Patterson Park in the city's southeast area.

The victim, Danny Murphy, was able to tell police that a white SUV with four people inside pulled up to them as they were walking. Police say, two black males, believed to be 18, got out of the SUV, showed a handgun and demanded the victims hand over their property.
https://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/bal ... iday-might

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Wait, did you see the deputy commissioners picture? How old do you have to be to be deputy police commissioner in Baltimore? (I’m guessing 15)

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Post by Doctor X » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:21 am

You have to be a virgin and have no criminal record. . . .

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:51 am

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Made me laugh. :mrgreen:

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Grammatron » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:18 am

Funny, but makes historical sense.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:30 pm

I learned this when I lived in Albuquerque from an anthropologist friend of mine there.

There was a chapter of the Sons of Robert E Lee fraternity on the campus of University of New Mexico consisting of descendents of Navaho Confederate veterans. New Mexico was theoretically a slave state under the Missouri compromise, but no white people with slaves ever bothered to settle there. Then when the war broke out some white men showed up offering the Navaho rifles so they could fight their common enemy.

Some time in the 1960s, the chapter the Sons of Robert E Lee at Stamford University admitted a black, and the New Mexico chapter thought that was cool. Both were expelled.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:08 am

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Grammatron » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:20 am

It's not that unique, I've seen this in LA.

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:29 am

Grammatron wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:20 am
It's not that unique, I've seen this in LA.
Dude, it's the 'Murica thread. :lmao:

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Grammatron » Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:31 am

Indeed! Not just Detroit.

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Post by Witness » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:39 am

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That you, ed? :BigGrin3:

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:07 am

Rep. Cheney Accuses Tribes of “Destroying our Western Way of Life” Over Sacred Grizzly Protections

RIVERTON, Wyo. — On a momentous day for Tribal Nations, Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY), the House Republican Conference Chairwoman, stated that the successful litigation by tribes and environmentalists to return the grizzly bear in Greater Yellowstone to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) “was not based on science or facts” but motivated by plaintiffs “intent on destroying our Western way of life.”

One of the largest tribal-plaintiff alliances in recent memory prevailed in the landmark case, Crow Tribe et al v. Zinke last September, when US District Judge Dana Christensen ruled in favor of the tribes and environmental groups after finding that the Trump Administration’s US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) had failed to abide by the ESA and exceeded its authority in attempting to remove federal protections from the grizzly. Tuesday, USFWS officially returned federal protections to the grizzly.
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Post by Witness » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:38 am

Texas Congressman says if El Paso shooter is charged with a hate crime, pastors will be next

Congressman Louie Gohmert thinks pastors quoting the Bible in church will be prosecuted like mass shooters.

Representative Louis Gohmert (R-TX) was interviewed on local news station KETK, where the host bemoaned how mass shootings were being “politicized.”

Gohmert said that he was particularly distraught that people were calling for the El Paso shooter to face hate crimes charges, even though he allegedly killed at least 22 people at a Walmart because he hated Hispanic people.

“There is no death penalty under federal [hate crimes] law,” Gohmert said, implying that the only purpose of hate crimes legislation would be to get the death penalty.

Then he said that the real reason he doesn’t want the Matthew Shepard Act used against the El Paso shooter is because he believes that pastors who don’t like LGBTQ people are pretty much indistinguishable from the El Paso shooter.

“So all of this screaming and yelling we need to punish him for hate crimes, you know, that’s just going to be something used to lock up preachers someday,” he said.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/08/tex ... will-next/