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July 26, 2019

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MC

progressive law enforcement

I have seen a few of these videos.

If I was a cop, I'd sit in my car in a nice neighbourhood, keeping an eye on the residents and eating donuts. No risk of getting soaked, shot or accused of brutality for trying to do your job.

Let the scum drown in their own Darwinian shit.

Ray

One for the ladies

Juliet Stevenson, Drowning by Numbers.

Also, first. Which is nice.

pst314

progressive law enforcement

Update: some of the punks have now been arrested. Some have very long criminal records, are even gang members:

https://www.weaselzippers.us/427076-multiple-suspects-in-custody-for-dousing-nypd-cops-with-water/

TimT

Not all, um, heroes wear capes. Here.

https://www.sadanduseless.com/neckbeards-funny/?fbclid=IwAR385WsbBHOlLjwiLwQ1JvyjVH-_3Hth-bCW-fqEoSlOBQ0LKAxCSf6jUiM

(Actually putting the link in twice because I can't trust my hyperlinking abilities anymore. WTP was saying it's because of my quotation marks?)

Sam Duncan

“In-flight escalation of note.” ... “Airport scenes.”

I haven't been on a plane since 1979. (Yes, seriously.) Air travel's changed, man.

pst314

Not all, um, heroes wear capes.

Ouch. Alternately sad and creepy.
And by the way, is that kid holding a pair of shock absorbers as if they are firearms?

TimT

I assumed they were just spring coils from somewhere that he wrapped around a cut of hose. I gave him points for effort and ability to design his own weapon.

I liked the kids who seemed to be doing it with a sense of humour - some were just sad, like the guy with a chain mail helmet and t-shirt(!)

WTP

progressive law enforcement

It's a shame. I heard they were both just starting to turn their lives around...or at least planning to start planning to do so. Such a waste what with our overcrowded prison system and all that jazz.

pst314

WTP was saying it's because of my quotation marks?

I assume that the root of the problem is as follows:

The HTML language only recognizes the traditional ASCII* quote marks; any other quote mark characters are not recognized as such.

Try typing some quoted text in a plain-text editor like Notepad and then in a full-featured text editor like MS Word. In Notepad the quotes will look like little vertical lines, while in Word they will look be curly--and what's more the opening and closing quote marks will be different. (These are what you traditionally see in newspapers, magazines and books.) Those curly quote marks are not recognized by HTML, while the plain ones in Notepad are.

If you are composing your links in a text editor, use a plain-text editor like Notepad and you should be okay.

I hope this helps.

* I'll spare you the history of ASCII, Extended ASCII, Unicode, etc. :-)

pst314

I liked the kids who seemed to be doing it with a sense of humour

I once saw an advertisement in which a file of grim looking men each of which was holding a lug nut drill in one hand as if it were a firearm while with the other hand he rolled an automobile tire. The long coats and Russian style fur caps completed the image.

WTP

Thanks, pst. Was about to 'splain but am currently having disagreements with the washing machine.

Daniel Ream

is that kid holding a pair of shock absorbers as if they are firearms?

Yes.

Some of those are clearly kids goofing around, and some are intentional cosplay. I spotted a half dozen anime I'm familiar with, a couple of video games, and Highlander.

Now, I'm not sure entirely inadequate cosplay is better...

David

Morning, all.

Ah, Letraset. As a stroppy teenager, I had sheets and sheets of this stuff.

TimT

Hey WTP -

If you are composing your links in a text editor, use a plain-text editor like Notepad and you should be okay.

Nope, only the comments box.

Maybe it's an iPhone vs Computer thing.

David

Also, first. Which is nice.

That must chafe.

Some have very long criminal records,

Say it ain’t so.

If I was a cop, I’d sit in my car in a nice neighbourhood… No risk of getting soaked, shot or accused of brutality for trying to do your job. Let the scum drown in their own Darwinian shit.

Somewhat related.

David

Maybe it’s an iPhone vs Computer thing.

It’s the type of quotation marks.

Mike

And finally, a reminder that parking is hard.

F*cking hell. The guy in the black shirt was very lucky.

David

The guy in the black shirt was very lucky.

As someone quips in the comments,

Jumping from a detached railing to the cliffside of the wall, clinging on for someone to help you up while a literal floating skyscraper is destroying everything in its path only moments from crushing you into fish flakes just before you’re helped up to run for your life some more. Something out of a movie.

There’s background on the incident here. Five people were injured but no fatalities.

Baceseras

It’s the type of quotation marks.

Even if you use the approved quotation marks, Tim, Preview is essential. This has been my experience:

I have the linking markup stored on a clip tray, handy for pasting into the comment box when I want it. Then I paste the URL between the quotation marks. Should be clear sailing, right? But Preview reveals a garbled link, and a coser look at what I've typed gives the reason. The pasting automatically added a space between the quotation mark and the URL. Closing that space makes the link good.

Hope this helps.

Baceseras

A closer look at what I've typed.

Be this irony?

David

Be this irony?

The gods, they mock us.

Pete

In-flight escalation of note.

"Ma'am you are going to be charged with assault"
"Fine whatever"

I don't think it's her first time.

Rob

The ship thing, looks like one of those incidents where someone in a big 4x4 flips because a little Mini stole their parking space at the supermarket.

“Oi! That’s my space!”

David

I don’t think it's her first time.

Oh, I very much doubt it’s a one-off aberration.

PiperPaul

Letraset! I used to use it on certain engineering drawings and other projects. I think I still have that spoon-looking tool (a burnisher?) around here somewhere.

Adam

My Labrador Retriever behaves like that ship around my Longhaired Dachshund.

“Move over shorty. This is my spot.”

Ted S, Catskill Mtns, NY, USA

If I was a cop, I’d sit in my car in a nice neighbourhood… No risk of getting soaked, shot or accused of brutality for trying to do your job. Let the scum drown in their own Darwinian shit.

Also related.

From the article:

Rodriguez said one officer reached into his truck to take his surveillance cameras, but not before one of the cameras snapped a photo. The officer's hand and face can be seen in the background. Rodriguez says he has the image because the camera immediately sent it to the cloud.

The authorities keep telling us that if you've done nothing "wrong" you should have no reason to fear being surveilled, but note how the cops themselves don't want to be surveilled.

Alice

"No longer a person of colour"

https://twitter.com/DamCou/status/1154713736248209410

Can't they hear themselves?

Pogonip

Re the shock absorbers: I thought they were creative and funny.

I suspect a lot of those guys were having fun. Also, the fat guys may have been posing for their “before” pictures.

But then I spend a lot of time these days looking at things from the viewpoint of residents of another world so my vision may be bit clouded. Like I came out of a 2-day scribbling session about the time the Ranger or SEAL or whatever he was got in trouble for posing with a (his?) kill and before my mind shifted back to American I thought “Well, what else would he do?” Then after my mind shifted back I thought “Oh, yeah, this country ratified at least one treaty that requires our troops to be polite and gentlemanly when fighting barbarians, and the gentleman knew that when he signed up.”

I think my non-fiction notes got accidentally tossed (the life-changing magic of tidying up!). But I’m reassembling them.

Historical tidbit: Japan signed the Geneva Convention but never ratified it (they may have got round to ratifying it in the last seventy years), so, however morally deplorable their actions may have been in WW II, such actions were not, technically, illegal. But history, as well as punishment, is decided by the victors, so a lot of Japanese officers ended up in big trouble anyway.

David

“No longer a person of colour”

Or, “The negroes will think what we tell them to think.”

Pogonip

Er, that’s “at about the time” etc. I left out a word, sorry. Didn’t mean I’d been scribbling for two days about Mr. Special Forces.

Now that I think about it, one of the numerous problems with the U. S. military is not so much that troops are expected to conduct themselves in a gentlemanly fashion, it’s that they’re expected to conduct themselves in a ladylike fashion. (A concept so wacky and far out as far as residents of Bookland are concerned that I don’t know what they’d think about it because it would literally never occur to any of them.)

Pogonip

David, are you still having a heat wave, a tropical 🌴 heat wave? We had ours last week.

David

are you still having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave?

We’re now down to a more manageable 23°C / 73°F. Though it’s unpleasantly humid.

pst314

but am currently having disagreements with the washing machine.

Sirius Cybernetics Corporation? I hate smart appliances.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Can't they hear themselves?

Yes, lima charlie, and therein lies the problem.

David

progressive law enforcement

Somewhat related:

More examples of this kind of behaviour are not hard to find. These videos weigh against the commonly heard claim that America’s minority communities deeply fear the police… This characterisation doesn’t square with the behaviour shown in the 14 examples linked to in this article—which themselves represent just a fraction of what law enforcement officers around the country endure every day. Watch these videos and ask yourself: “Is this what fear looks like?”

Rafael Mangual, here

pst314

Maybe it’s an iPhone vs Computer thing.

I would not be surprised if iPhones do not come with any apps that use plaintext, making it impossible to type ASCII quote marks.

WTP

Sirius Cybernetics Corporation? I hate smart appliances.

No, some standard brand like Kenmore or WTF (not at home right now). It's an older machine but not ancient. Came with the house 7 years ago. I think something is amiss in the control board. It's not a completely dumb machine but it has 10^80 settings that don't EXACTLY match up with the dial position. It works quite well for the most part. But every 8, 10, 12 months or so it decides to just stop at the soak cycle. Then I have to monkey around with the settings, sometimes that "works". Other times, like last night, it finally occurs to me to unplug the damn thing and restart. It remains fussy for a few loads and then it goes back to working nominally. Until 6, 8, 10 months pass and the cycle continues. Not a big deal except last night I wanted to get a load going and then dried before morning, so when just before bed I check on the damn thing, it's still full of water.

I'm becoming a magnet for gremlins as I age. I love my 2016 Tacoma truck, except for some reason it shows songs playing from my iPhone music app (and I think this is an iPhone problem not so much the truck) but doesn't play the damn song. Just the album cover, etc. pops up on the display. One interesting thing is I never start the iPhone music app myself. I don't really care much because if I'm in the truck for more than 10 minutes I use Pandora, which works just fine. But if I don't play Pandora nor the radio and drive along in quiet, out of the blue one (sometimes two or three) of the songs from (I presume) my iTunes library will start playing. Then back to silence when the next song pops up. And one day, it started playing Phil Collins. Now not that I explicitly HATE Phil Collins but I grew quite tired of him back in the 80's because he was on the radio constantly. And if not the radio, the beer commercials. Never bought an album or song of his. I still have no f'n idea how that happened.

But thanks for asking!

WTP

Maybe it’s an iPhone vs Computer thing.

I really think for me it started after an iOS upgrade. Just started happening out of the blue until I noticed the serif-ish quote marks. Also, per my luddite rant above.

WTP

Ah...should have also said per if iPhones do not come with any apps that use plaintext, making it impossible to type ASCII quote marks

I'm almost certain it was a default that I had to turn off. But at what level (app/device/???) I don't recall.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Now that I think about it, one of the numerous problems with the U. S. military is not so much that troops are expected to conduct themselves in a gentlemanly fashion, it’s that they’re expected to conduct themselves in a ladylike fashion.

OK, Missy Expert who quite obviously doesn't know the difference between Special Forces, Rangers, and SEALS (let alone MARSOC or AFSOC), enlighten us about the myriad problems of the US military and how it is ladylike to know not to piss on enemy dead or take pictures of them as if they were hunting trophies.

David

And one day, it started playing Phil Collins.

Sounds serious. Have you tried calling in a priest?

WTP

Sounds serious. Have you tried calling in a priest?

While somewhat unpleasant, like I was driving around in a 1980's Michelob commercial, I consoled myself with the thought that at least it wasn't Journey. That would have necessitated some serious this-and-other-worldly fire power.

David

While somewhat unpleasant,

Death by reverb-heavy drum solo. It’s a nasty way to go.

[+]

It, er, comes with a remote.

Is it machine washable? Asking for a friend.

John Square

>And one day, it started playing Phil Collins.

>Sounds serious. Have you tried calling in a priest?

Now, whilst I like taking the piss out of 80's megastars as much as the next man, I fell compelled to stand up for Phil.

Aside from his well documented prog involvement, he also did a load of genuinely groundbreaking stuff in terms of sound engineering (Gated Reverb in particular defining the sound of the 80's, which was Phil's idea, but carried on by Hugh Padgham, IIRC) and he was a huge PiL fan- to the point he got Kate Bush into them sufficiently for there to be some kind of bizarre cross-fertilisation of drum sounds from Flowers of Romance into one of her dreary mopefests (the album with the one Utah Saints sampled, I think).

Add in the bizarre In the Air tonight (Avant Garde Much, Phil?) and I think ytou can make a case for him being one of the most influential musicians of our lifetime.

(No I don't own any records by him)

Nikw211

Can't they hear themselves?

It turns out that Kerry-anne Mendoza is a co-founder as well as current Editor-in-Chief of "independent non-profit news website" The Canary.

Amongst her various duties are apparently a Devil-may-care approach to unintended irony as this from the The Canary's About & FAQ section clearly shows:

    Our Vision

    A free and fair society where we nurture people and planet.

    Our Mission

    To achieve this, we deliver campaigning journalism that informs and empowers people to change their world.

    Our Values

    The Canary is progressive, open and rigorous. We work with respect, courage and generosity.

She takes the same approach to her biodata, which includes this:

    Her passions are politics, economics and current affairs, which she examines with the basic question: “How do we build a world that works for everyone?”

Clearly, "everyone" means something quite different to Mendoza than it does to me.

Honestly, the content of that Tweet is quite possibly the most disgusting thing I've seen in a good long while.

Surely Twitter will shut down her acc- oh, no wait.

Sam

From Willy Wonka goes ska...

Hunter impressively played every instrument on the song including trumpet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, keyboard, bass and guitar.

The dude is holding a trombone on the thumbnail of a ska song (a genre famous for using trombones) which begins with extended trombone solos and still the description completely ignores that magical instrument.

And people wonder why most trombones are sad.

David

I think you can make a case for him being one of the most influential musicians of our lifetime.

[ Quickly dons headphones, unearths Love and Dancing by The Human League. ]

I’m sorry, I can’t hear you.

WTP

And people wonder why most trombones are sad.

Wah-wah-waaaaaaaaaaaaaah

:(

Liz

unearths Love and Dancing by The Human League.

Solid. ;-D

Farnsworth M Muldoon

unearths Love and Dancing by The Human League.

Yikes. Never having heard of these people before, by all means, keep the headphones on, please, preferably in an anechoic chamber lest this otherwise fine seedy establishment turn into David's Disco Dance-O-Rama.

Pogonip

Calm down, Farnsworth. I didn’t say I APPROVED of U. S. troops being required to conduct themselves in a ladylike fashion. They are at the mercy of people who think war is a movie. A feminist movie.

David, you better have the henchlesbians cut this guy off. He’s becoming belligerent.

All this Special Forces stuff brings up old times. Had a boyfriend who left MARSOC to get into the Green Berets. He was the only MARSOC person I ever met but I’ve met several Rangers and SEALS, all of whom were very friendly. All the various flavors of SF do a lot of winning-hearts-and-minds type stuff so I imagine you have to be a people person to do well.

Any SF active or veterans here? If so, howdy, snake-eaters!😄👋

David

Yikes.

I was at school at the time.

[ Puts headphones on again, resumes nostalgia-fest. ]

Solid. ;-D

Previously.

Pogonip

You can dance 💃 if you want to...

(All these years and I still like The Human League!)

Pogonip

P.S. That howdy was also addressed to Brit SF. This is a COSMOPOLITAN seedy joint. I don’t know what the Brit SFs are called other than SAS, if that name’s still in use, but regardless of what flavor you are, David’s bopping to The Human League back there in the kitchen as he fries your snakes. 🐍

Farnsworth M Muldoon
They are at the mercy of people who think war is a movie. A feminist movie...All this Special Forces stuff brings up old times. Had a boyfriend who left MARSOC to get into the Green Berets...All the various flavors of SF do a lot of winning-hearts-and-minds type stuff...

MARSOC didn't exist until 2006, so given you also said you recently retired, I am not buying that tale, or your boyfiend was MSU.

I have no idea, other than your fourth point of contact, from whence you are pulling your info, but there is only one "flavor" of SF. SF=US Army Special Forces AKA "Green Berets". Special Operations Forces (SOF), OTOH, in the US&A include USSOCOM and subordinate commands; USASOC and subordinate commands (SF, Rangers, CA, Psy Ops, Aviation, etc); Navy Special Warfare Command (SEALS and SWCC); MARSOC; AFSOC. "Hearts & minds" falls under the heading of unconventional warfare which is one of the mission sets of SF (and to some extent CA), most assuredly not Rangers, SWCC, or some AFSOC guy flying an AC-130.

No one, conventional or SOF, is required to do "ladylike stuff" (except the ladies on occasion) unless you consider having to sit through briefings about sexual assault prevention and the like "ladylike". What is required downrange is to conduct one's self in accordance with the UCMJ and the Law of Land Warfare.

svh

New HBO 'Watchmen' series is about... *drum roll*... "white supremacy"

https://youtu.be/cYCO8oWd1pA

Pogonip

Yes, it was called MSU back then. Those were the days... i went ahead and called it by its current name to lessen confusion for those who don’t speak Acronym.

Old broads have boyfriends too, by the way.

OK, you don’t exist from here on in.

Hal

. . . like I was driving around in a 1980's Michelob commercial . . .

It's not Michelob, however . . . .

David

New HBO ‘Watchmen’ series is about... *drum roll*... “white supremacy”

Oh dear.

Pogonip

It’s white supremacy turtles all the way down! 🙄

WTP

(* breaking my own rule here *)
Hal, do you come here simply to annoy people? I appreciate that it's not every damn time, but damn. Where did you go to troll school? Michelob?

WTP

And yes, that last question mark should be a period. Lest that become something to latch on to.

Baceseras

I’ve got one, I’ve got one . . . Dolan, you’re a genius!

Darleen

“No longer a person of colour”

Or, “The negroes will think what we tell them to think.”

Bette Midler tried that, too.

WTP

I’ve got one, I’ve got one . . . Dolan, you’re a genius!

Never believed that guy's name was Dolan. Not sure why. Anyway, probably more fitting for Hal

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Yes, it was called MSU back then.

MSU = making stuff up (stuff being the ladylike word), so no, there was nothing Marine SOF called MSU. The closest thing is a Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) or MEU(SOC) and the closest they come to "hearts and minds" is disaster assistance.

A while back you come online here slinging some garbage (another ladylike term) about the US Navy being a Potemkin navy, now you show up nattering about how you think the military in general is required to conduct itself and trotting out some utter nonsense about SOF. Whether you think I exist is of no importance at all to me, but every time you sling similar fantasy about things you only think you know about, I will hoist the bullshit flag.

Hal

Hal, do you . . . .

. . . and other trivia.

Kindly do explain, if you can, what you're gibbering about, aside from slavishly emulating the bureaucrats in Beijing anytime the Dalai Lama appears in any headline.

And as a best guess, do have a talk with your therapist and see if he or she can guide you towards adulthood.

Squires

Wah-wah-waaaaaaaaaaaaaah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipi9pFoIMS0

That.

pst314

Bette Midler tried that, too.

Every now and then I hear about her saying something egregiously stupid. She is a prime illustration of the advice to "shut up and sing".

Steve E

Is it just me or is the heat making people around here a little bit tetchy.

I guess 80's new wave hair bands can do that. Clearly there were no dentists back then.

pst314

...enlighten us about the myriad problems of the US military and how it is ladylike to know not to piss on enemy dead or take pictures of them as if they were hunting trophies.

Those are certainly rules that would not fall under the heading of ladylike. But I seem to recall reading, in milblogs, complaints about various newly introduced Politically Correct policies, but that was back in the 90's and early 2000's and I cannot recall any details at the moment. Maybe you might have some recollection of things I might have been reading about.

WTP

I guess 80's new wave hair bands can do that.

Well there's always the 70's....

Don't blame it on the sunshine
Don't blame it on the moonlight
Don't blame it on good times
Blame it on the boogie

David

Is it just me or is the heat making people around here a little bit tetchy.

It’s not just you.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Is it just me or is the heat making people around here a little bit tetchy.

Don't know, we are having a cold snap here in civilization, it hasn't broken 90F (32.2£) the last several days, we are running short of firewood.

Pogonip

Hi PST,

SMs complain a lot about political correctness. You’ve probably seen that picture of the poor soldier in high heels.

The bigger concern, from the viewpoint of the citizenry, is that it’s highly unlikely the U.S. could win a war without air power. And the REALLY big concerns are over-reliance on contractors and “just-in-time” supply chains. Those latter are really scary.

Short form: learn Chinese now. 😋

Sam

a little bit tetchy

Could be worse. There could be a picture of an obese middle-aged naked woman greeting you at the top of the comment section.

[ glares at bartender ]

David

[ glares at bartender ]

Heh. I regret nothing.

Sam

Which halfway decent country could win a near-peer war without air power, pray tell?

Daniel Ream

I have probably a dozen mates still alive who served. Some of them in what passes for Canadian special forces.

They don't talk about what they did with me, because I wasn't there. And I don't ask. Probably a good third of them have some serious PTSD going on.

I'm pretty sure if I asked them whether everything they did overseas conformed to whatever our equivalent of the UCMJ is, they'd stop talking to me about anything.

I don't have a lot of use for Internet Tough Guys. I know a bunch of real tough guys. They don't mouth off about it one tenth so much as... well, some folks.

John Square

>You can dance 💃 if you want to...

>(All these years and I still like The Human League!)

That was Men Without Hats, Pogsy

lotocoti

Ah, Letraset.

Way back, when Video Character Generators (now days referred to by the commercial brand Chyron) had a very limited font library, the Art Dept would plunder their vast store of Letraset for various jobs. I won't bore everyone with the complicated process involving cameras, matte boards and luma keys, except to say that resolution could sometimes be ... problematic. Say if the kerning between the L and I in Clint Eastwood was too small, and no one noticed until after the movie promo went to air.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Maybe you might have some recollection of things I might have been reading about.

PST, there have been, over the years, changes, but to write them off as all bad and/or emasculating is wrong. In the olden days, in the US military, officer and NCO clubs had topless dancers, that went away for various reasons and just moved off post. Drinking while deployed used to be common, now it is prohibited except in certain circumstances, the result was a drop in accidental death and injury. Reflective PT belts may be a bit silly worn at Bagram, but nobody in their right mind is wearing them at a COP. Yes, there is mandatory annual training on a variety of PC topics such as equal opportunity, sexual harassment and assault prevention and the like, that always generates grousing for being PC and wasting training time.

That having been said, there is still plenty of the racist/sexist/etc. banter one expects among troops, though it isn't malicious (OTOH, if it is, that is why there is the UCMJ - there will always be a shitbird), and what there isn't is overt discrimination (in any direction) as was seen in the post-Viet Nam, pre-all volunteer days. The aforementioned troops in high heels were ROTC students and an investigation followed given that it was a uniform violation directed by the commander under threat of a negative counseling.

The people who do nothing but bitch and/or don't know what they are talking about get all the press, it is far from TEOTWAWKI as it is painted to be.

I'm pretty sure if I asked them whether everything they did overseas conformed to whatever our equivalent of the UCMJ is, they'd stop talking to me about anything.

That would be the Code of Service Discipline and you might ask them what happened to the Airborne Regiment after Somalia because of that Code. It is also cool you know some people, but just FYI I have a DD-214, and in the olden days in another land had a couple friends in the Pat's, so now you know someone else.

Pogonip

Hi Sam,

The U.S. isn’t supposed to have any peers! That said, I’m a lot more frightened by excessive contracting and “just-in-time” than by the possibility of war on the ground. Large parts of our cities have been no-go zones for 50 years anyway so we in the hinterlands might not even notice that much difference.
l
Most of the grumping is about PC, but you know what they say: a griping soldier is a happy soldier! It’s when they get quiet that a sensible officer starts worrying.

The Army wanted my dad to go to OCS in the ‘60’s. He declined. 😄

Pogonip

P.S. did either of the expected babies arrive yet?

Squires

now days referred to by the commercial brand Chyron

I still fondly remember the time an engineer’s goofball of a son dropped one on my feet. $250,000 worth of electronics has some weight to it. That was nonetheless better than the time they “lost” a Chyron in the field shop, a buddy spent hours searching boxes and cases, and infiltrating in-theory secure, caged-off areas in order to find it.

And that was still better than the time some never-identified person simply walked off with a just-arrived $35,000 monitor, which was never to be seen again.

Outside broadcasting was a fun industry to work in.

Speaking of which, Always Trust the Media part 9,673:

https://twitter.com/ArthurSchwartz/status/1154465306623922176?s=20

Darleen

progressive law enforcement

The distance between NYC and Baltimore is 188 miles ... but it seems a lot closer.

Pogonip

Here’s an interesting article:

https://www.mercatornet.com/conjugality/view/will-transgenderism-be-swept-away-by-history/22676

I’m so old I remember the Satanic ritual abuse fad and this seems to be following the same pattern

pst314

Farnsworth, thank you for your reply. It's a pity that I cannot remember any specifics.

pst314

The distance between NYC and Baltimore is 188 miles ... but it seems a lot closer.

I like to point out that although these feral kids are clearly enemies of civilization who must be either put away or put down, the people who indoctrinate them into the attitudes that encourage such viciousness are even more our enemies and should be treated as such--and those who act to shield those thugs even more so.

lotocoti

Outside broadcasting was a fun industry to work in.

It certainly was. Excepting the rig/de-rig on some gigs.

WTP

the people who indoctrinate them into the attitudes that encourage such viciousness are even more our enemies and should be treated as such

Then perhaps it would be wise to stop paying them to do this very thing. Just a suggestion.

pst314

Then perhaps it would be wise to stop paying them to do this very thing. Just a suggestion.

I do what I can.

WTP

I do what I can.

Me and you makes two. People need to talk about this and talk about it a lot Not saying to shoehorn it into every conversation, but it needs much more visibility. Politics is downstream from culture.

Pogonip

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/victiory-trump-scotus-greenlights-military-funding-border-wall/story?id=64597559&cid=clicksource_4380645_null_hero_hed

pst314

Yes. I talk about it when I can.

Pogonip

Good news

https://abcnews.go.com/US/massachusetts-mother-chases-pins-alleged-flasher-ground/story?id=64581480&cid=clicksource_4380645_null_sq_hed

You go, girl.

ftumch

The Human League... synth pop. Popular in the UK in the early 80s, and also in Russia:

https://twitter.com/derpoltergeist/status/1153698252530888704

and I thought this was funny:

https://twitter.com/JackBensinger/status/1154505535049224192

Farnsworth M Muldoon

It's a pity that I cannot remember any specifics.

Other than stuff mentioned, the most overtly stupid PC thing I can recall offhand is being told we shouldn't call Somalis "skinnies" which, as names for the other team goes, was just plain descriptive, and ranks for offensiveness right up there with "Johnny Turk", and "The Hun".

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