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Witness
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NASA celebrates Halloween:

Abdul Alhazred
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The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos.
People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Pyrrho
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Abdul Alhazred
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The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos.
People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.

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Awesome costume, sadly not flight worthy though, bat wings are fingers not arms.
... The stars were suns, but so far away they were just little points of light ... The scale of the universe suddenly opened up to me. It was a kind of religious experience. There was a magnificence to it, a grandeur, a scale which has never left me. Never ever left me.
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You know what Nyarlathotep appreciates? The fact that my niece sent me the link to this story today

Carson City man jailed for attempted murder, allegedly beat victim with large rock

The "man" in question is my former brother in law and his victim was my sister. I hope he is the cellmate of the biggest dick in the prison (both physically and metaphorically). I hope he gets fucking shivved but doesn't die...only to be shivved again.

Anyway, I appreciate all the appreciation on this thread, but reading that story truly put a smile on my face and a song in my heart.
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Witness
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Holy crap, Nyarl!

Nyarlathotep
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"Holy Crap" was pretty much my reaction to the situation when it came to my attention, yeah.
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The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos.
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shuize
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Nyarlathotep wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:34 am
You know what Nyarlathotep appreciates? The fact that my niece sent me the link to this story today ...
A man was extradited to Carson City from Arizona ...
Pura has been arrested four other times for domestic battery on the same victim. Bail: $150,000. Are your jails under some kind of court order or something?$150,000 bond for attempted murder with four priors against the same victim and fleeing the state?

Hopefully, he's as big a piece of shit as he looks in his booking photo and won't have any way to bail himself out.

Nyarlathotep
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shuize wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:41 am
Nyarlathotep wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:34 am
You know what Nyarlathotep appreciates? The fact that my niece sent me the link to this story today ...
A man was extradited to Carson City from Arizona ...
Pura has been arrested four other times for domestic battery on the same victim. Bail: $150,000. Are your jails under some kind of court order or something?$150,000 bond for attempted murder with four priors against the same victim and fleeing the state?

Hopefully, he's as big a piece of shit as he looks in his booking photo and won't have any way to bail himself out.
Yeah, no idea why he got bail at all much less how much. I wasn’t privy to the decision. But luckily, the dickhile would have trouble raising $150 much less$150K (or whatever fraction thereof he would need to pay a bail bondsman) so he ain’t leaving
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Fuck.

Aren't humans just fucking wonderful?
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shuize
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Nyarlathotep wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:22 pm
Yeah, no idea why he got bail at all much less how much. I wasn’t privy to the decision. But luckily, the dickhile would have trouble raising $150 much less$150K (or whatever fraction thereof he would need to pay a bail bondsman) so he ain’t leaving

Good.

Georgia bail bondsmen used to charge somewhere between 10 and 15 percent, if memory serves. On rare occasions, some silly relatives would put up the deeds to their houses.

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AFAIK, a bail bondsman can charge what he wants in every state of the nation. 10% is usual for small cases like DUI or shoplifting or whatnot. 20% or more is more typical for crimes such as these; cash or mortgage with restrictions such as ankle bracelets or whatever. This isn't refundable. Even 10% would be hard to gather unless the guy has some assets.

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