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April 09, 2021

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pst314

Well, this mix of anhedonic contortion and racial preoccupation is not a great way to go through life. Though it is a way to gain woke kudos, a way to be fashionable among the pretentious and neurotic.

It has always been possible to make a living this way, but until recently it was only a minor living because the vast majority of the populace rejected such pathological absurdities out of hand.

And that reminds me of a comment by Farnsworth which I forgot to reply to:

"As noted racist Booker T. Washington said,
'There is a certain class of race problem-solvers who don't want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.'
I have no doubts that those he references would, even though Washington was actually born into slavery, lambaste him for yte supremacist thinking or some such nonsense."

As a matter of fact when I was just a kid, back in the sixties, Booker T. Washington was indeed openly despised by "woke" black radicals and by leftists in general.

David

Did this “Whitney”’s comment get deleted? Because it isn’t showing up for me.

I did wonder whether to leave it there and let the rest of you pass comment. But at the same time, I do have to drop hints as to where the boundaries are.

Low as they may be, this place does have standards.

Another line for the brochure.

David

That’s funny, you don’t look Entish.

It was a display of work by primary school kids in the area, about the human body, circulation, and such. I must’ve been about ten, I think. Prince Philip asked if we’d “done William Harvey.” We hadn’t. I think that was about it in terms of chatting. He did, however, strike me as incredibly tall.

Felicity

Headache inducing...

https://twitter.com/redsarah99/status/1381306095868780550?s=20

David

Headache inducing...

It is poison. And they gargle it.

Daniel Ream

It has always been possible to make a living this way, but until recently it was only a minor living because the vast majority of the populace rejected such pathological absurdities out of hand.

Pseudo-related: twitch.tv has apparently set up an email address where you can anonymously report naughty behaviour by streamers that happens entirely off site. There's no way that could be abused, surely.

It got me thinking, though, that I truly do not understand YouTube and Twitch streaming. I don't. I see that this is a viable living for many people, but I cannot understand how there can be that many people willing to consume the content-free trash these people produce. I'm reminded of the Rolling Stone reviewer's response to Debbie Gibson's album reaching #1: "There can't be that much babysitting money out there, surely?"

Karl

"There can't be that much babysitting money out there, surely?"

I think I discovered part of the answer when I accidentally tried to watch a YouTube video without first engaging the necessary ad, script and malicious content blockers. It's ghastly - one long, over-loud advertisement occasionally interrupted by programming. Odd really, considering that I rather thought that was the business model that had previously been failing Television.

pst314

And so the fun continues: Minneapolis police shoot young gangster, BLM riots and looting begin immediately. The 72 Hour Rule does apply, but my money is on "justifiable shooting" because standup citizens do not flash cash, guns and gang signs. Sigh. And there was a time when I thought Minneapolis would be a great city to move to.

pst314

And so the fun continues:

Update: He had two arrest warrants: illegal gun and a escape charge. He was shot when he fought the arresting officers, got back in his car, and drove away. It appears that the cop accidentally shot him when she meant to tase him. You can hear her yell "taser taser taser" before shooting once and "holy shit I shot him" immediately after.

WTP

It appears that the cop accidentally shot him when she meant to tase him.

Saw the bodycam video Army Rangers / SF Green Berets Facebook page. It's very herky-jerky video. There's no 'bang' that I heard on the audio and I thought what was in the officer's hand looked like a taser. I was a bit afraid to say that as I'm no weapons expert and they're mostly...well, you know. Interesting that. I will have to watch it again with the sound up louder.

pst314

WTP: The officer's handgun was black whereas I believe tasers are always bright yellow or maybe some other distinctive color. Did you think it was a taser because its cross-section is so squarish? I'm far from an expert but I believe some popular semiautomatic pistols do have such a cross-section.

I too did not hear the shot, but the audio sounded very biased towards the treble as if the bass end of the spectrum were cut off. I had the sound turned up all the way.

I watched the same video on 2 sites: Andy Ngo and Breaking 911. Same audio quality.

Wasn't there a BART police shooting a few years ago in which an officer mistakenly fired her sidearm when she thought she was using her taser?

WTP

So the Ranger video seems to match what I see further down on Andy Ngo's Twitter link you provided. Maybe it's my connection acting up but....Tell me if this video from the police briefing, via a Fox news station, looks a little different or choppy right at the critical moment...

https://www.fox9.com/video/921048

WTP

I have fired tasers as part of a police training community outreach maybe 10 or more years ago. I don't recall it being an odd color. Pretty sure it was black. And yes, the squarishness, which I'm sure other handguns would have, but also I thought I saw silver/bare metal which made me for a split second think of an electrical device.

On third or fourth listen, I did hear what could have been maybe .22 'quiet' ammo go off. I have a .22 Remington rifle that I cleaned up last summer and took to the range maybe three times. In the constant look-out for ammo I unknowingly picked up some "quiet" stuff that kind of surprised me when I used it at the range. Though of course I also had ear protection on.

pst314

Tell me if this video from the police briefing, via a Fox news station, looks a little different or choppy right at the critical moment...

Sounds downright garbled.

pst314

I have fired tasers as part of a police training community outreach maybe 10 or more years ago. I don't recall it being an odd color. Pretty sure it was black.

Sounds like I must stand corrected, then.

I saw a news item saying that Tasers must be redesigned to be so different from handguns that an officer cannot accidentally use the wrong weapon--maybe replace the pull trigger with a push button on the side, or something.

WTP

Well that still could be. My training was about the time of the BART shooting you referenced. But while the was a woman cop present, the shooting cop was a recently trained male who confused his bang-bang gun with his taser.

pst314

Ah, got it. Well I was speaking from a years-old memory...

pst314

WTP: some interesting comments on that Minneapolis police shooting here.

aelfheld

Racial fetichism seems little more than the pursuit of significance by the inconsequential.

WTP

Seems our boi was jus' turnin' his life aroun'

https://www.foxnews.com/us/daunte-wright-had-outstanding-warrant-for-attempted-aggravated-robbery-when-he-was-killed

I think I read there or elsewhere he had called his dear mommy just before getting shot over that air freshener. F' da po-leese.

WTP

See also...raycis shoulda searched for "peaceful protests"...

https://mobile.twitter.com/Lukewearechange/status/1381801560498388998

pst314

I think I read there or elsewhere he had called his dear mommy just before getting shot over that air freshener.

That's right. And both his dear mommy and his auntie told us that he was a good boy who did nothing wrong. Conclusion: His mommy and auntie are also gangstas.

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