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    Today, 08:24 AM
    https://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/19/09/18/232248/navy-confirms-existence-of-ufos-seen-in-leaked-footage Typically, the title is absolutely forgettable as it is on the main page of The Enquirer every other week, and like-minded garbage media. This is the second time I've seen this pop up, and this link comes from Slashdot, and even references NY Times. Thoughts?
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  • Todd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:44 PM
    In before swordsmyth defends Trum..... Well Shit..
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  • Todd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:44 PM
    alot of us are trying to figure out how someone who resembles a cliche of the GOP circa 2005 get's a "Reputation beyond Repute" on Ron Paul Forms
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:58 PM
    Trump only hires the best people. The best. Trump only fires the worst people. The worst. This paradox is easily resolved by noting that Trump appoints people who are the best at being the worst ...
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:40 PM
    Good. Sadly, Trump deciding (for the moment) to refrain from making things even worse than he already has is pretty much the best that could reasonably have been hoped for. Let's just hope his (advisors') restraint over his gun-grabby impulses survives the next election (assuming he wins) ...
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  • Dr.3D's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:03 PM
    Unless you didn't eat your meat.
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  • Todd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:18 AM
    Democrats are the war party now. Plus their organization of their party is much more solid than the GOP's was in 2008 and 2012. I think they learned the lesson we taught everybody about grassroots power and the power of the internet. They've pretty much tiddyed up the loopholes we exposed.
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  • Todd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:20 AM
    And she's polling at less than 3% so using my experience, she's irrelevant to the POTUS charade.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:18 AM
    Then I will continue saying exactly what I have been saying all along (in this thread and many others): Donald Trump is a wishy-washy, half-assed gun grabber who is just too chickenshit to take things any further, out of fear of alienating his base before the election. (And as I have also said before: after the election, if he wins, then all bets are off and there is no telling what the hell he will or won't end up doing ...) But even if "nothing has happened, and no laws have been passed," Trump will still have thoroughly chummed the water for the sharks with "lots of talk, lots of willing to negotiate" - such as he has already done with his "take the guns first, due process later" rhetoric, his voicing of support for "red flag" laws, his firearms-accessory regulation via executive-order fiat, and whatever the hell kind of mealy-mouthed, half-assed wiffle-waffle he ends up endorsing in this upcoming proposal. Not only do I acknowledge the possibility, but that possibility is the very reason I refer to Trump as a "half-assed" gun grabber in the first place.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    09-17-2019, 06:40 PM
    There is no guessing or knee-jerking involved. Trump is a wishy-washy, half-assed gun grabber, and he has never been anything else. One needs to wait for the release of Trump's wishy-washy, half-assed gun-grabbing proposal no more than one would, under other circumstances, need to wait for the release of Hillary's waffle-free, full-assed gun-grabbing proposal. The question is not, "Will it be bad?" The question is "How bad will it be?" And that is a consequence of the fact that Trump has been nothing but a wretched liability to the gun-rights movement. (But by all means, keep up the willfully obtuse pretense that you don't already know all this and need to see his proposal first before you can figure it out ...)
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    09-17-2019, 06:20 PM
    How many gun deaths do Alzheimer's victims cause each year? "Legislating to the exception" is why we are drowning in a sea of laws and regulations without ebb. Every "obvious" reason that there "ought to be a law" (because something "bad" might happen) is pregnant with opportunities for never-ending extension and expansion (not to mention corruption and abuse). For just a few examples: - Who gets to decide "who is out of it mentally?" - Shouldn't we also prohibit the mentally-out-of-it from owning or using knives? Cars? Anything else that might be deemed dangerous? (And who is to do the deeming?) - Shouldn't we also prohibit those who live with the mentally-out-it from owning or using the same things? After all, if I own guns and my father, who lives with me is "mentally out of it" ... How about this - rather than trying to preemptively constrain what some people might do (a slippery slope that has no bottom), just hold people responsible for the things they have actually done (or failed to do, in the case of negligence - such as allowing my father with Alzheimer's to get hold of one of my guns and use it to hurt or kill someone). Tragedies happen. They always have, and they always will. Trying to obviate them preemptively is a never-ending utopian treadmill that will do nothing but create an ever-growing and increasingly untenable mountain of laws and rules, to the benefit of no one but lawyers and rulers ...
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    09-17-2019, 11:32 AM
    What they should do is let everyone vote once every day. Then, at the end of each EY (Electoral Year - sort of like FY for "Fiscal Year"), they add up all the votes and the winner gets to be President for the next EY. (They could even release quarterly reports for running vote totals.) That way, when someone says something like, "electronic cigarettes are not useful for hunting - as such, they are not protected under the 2nd Amendment and should therefore be banned," then we can vote for that person on that day. But then, if the next day the same person says something like, "We should not invade and conquer Canada just because they don't know how to make bacon right," then we can vote against that person on that day. What's really great about this system is that we won't get hung up wondering what to do when we agree with Candidate X on Issue A but not on Issue B, and we agree with Candidate Y on Issue B but not on Issue A. Just vote really hard for X (and against Y) because of A on Monday, and then vote really hard for Y (and against X) because of B on Tuesday. Rinse and repeat, every day throughout the year. Problem solved!
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    09-16-2019, 09:36 PM
    He says the Iraqi war was profitable for a few, and miserable for everyone else. And the bot says he was calling for a globalist solution to a possible future oil crisis. Yes, Swordshyll, we can tell you're posting in your sleep. The lights are clearly on, and clearly no one's home.
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    09-16-2019, 09:22 PM
    Got a quote on that globalist solution he seeks? I don't disagree with you 100% of the time. But those who do are right at least 70% of the time, so it isn't exactly a bad strategy. That said, I mostly call you out not for having opinions, but for being a relentless, spamming asshole bot.
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    09-16-2019, 09:18 PM
    Nobody abandoned Rand Paul in 2016? You get into dannno's stash?
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    09-16-2019, 09:14 PM
    Actually, a free market--arguably a "liberty program"--solved the energy crisis when whales were hunted nearly to extinction. There's absolutely no reason to believe a free market couldn't solve the problem again. He said no socialist program could solve it. Can't you stop being obnoxious and trying to chase everyone off long enough to congratulate him for progressing all the way up to half right? Or are you just mad because half right is something you're still aspiring to?
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    09-16-2019, 08:51 PM
    In other words, trailer parks. That's a new idea?
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    09-16-2019, 08:47 PM
    That's yet another way you're just like Swordshyll. You respond quickly, but without thought. There's no waiting, but still nothing comes that's worth the wait. Haste makes waste.
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    09-16-2019, 08:44 PM
    It's another good year to be a Chiefs fan. Is it a coincidence Andy Reed looks so much like Santa Claus?
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    09-16-2019, 08:39 PM
    Um, you do realize evolution is a thing only breeders contribute to, right? You have plenty of faith in government. You'll find out what a mistake that is before you're done. You progs are hilarious. You choose to have faith in government because you have no faith in people, but government is people. That gay man's mistake was having faith that religion could tell him what God thinks. Religion, like government, is often full of fail. Having faith is not a bad thing. Having faith in human authority is. That man's mistake is your mistake. You'll find it out when the Crown decides doing that operation on you isn't cost effective.
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    09-16-2019, 08:33 PM
    What world peace? You're old enough to remember world peace? The U.S. govermnent trying to exhort the members of the military to attack their own home towns would cause the whole world to breathe a huge sigh of relief.
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    09-16-2019, 08:08 PM
    That's what's brilliant about contradicting yourself constantly. You can do anything, because you'll look like a giant hypocrite either way.
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  • Ender's Avatar
    09-16-2019, 06:09 PM
    LOL- and it wasn't Bolton who pulled out of the Iran deal- Trump campaigned on that.
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  • Ender's Avatar
    09-16-2019, 06:06 PM
    Pretty much my experience with the LGBTQ community. I've also worked with a lot of very religious gays, who stayed celibate because of their religion. One committed suicide because he could not live with his gayness & his religious beliefs.
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    09-16-2019, 04:27 PM
    Your spin does nothing to explain how signing off on that constitutes "doing everything he could to stop it and reverse it".
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by acptulsa on 07-02-2017 at 08:46 AM
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So, you take a sniff, mistake an anti-Fed argument for a minimum wage argument, and jump off board? Do you think victims of inflation and the systematic destruction of manufacturing jobs should be stripped of the right to vote, but corporations should get to vote even though they are things, not people? You say government is the problem, not the corporations, but I don't see you acknowledging who or what it is that is paying the lobbyists to make the particular bribes they make.

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by acptulsa on 06-15-2016 at 10:08 AM
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Did a delay in response give the gunman more time? Cops face questions over why it took three hours for SWAT teams to storm Orlando nightclub as police chief admits officers may have shot some of the VICTIMS

...Police Chief John Mina has also admitted that some of the victims may have been hit by officers' gun fire.

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We're So Lucky to Have Such Great Choices

by acptulsa on 09-23-2012 at 10:16 AM
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I just can't decide who to vote for in the presidential race. They're both just so perfect! I can't believe it. Things are just going so well I never considered firing the president, but this Romney guy is just such a temptation!

Romney promises us more war. Obama promised us just the opposite, but that's ok, because he saw Dubya's two wars and raised us three police actions. I think that's a wonderful thing, and can't wait for the next one. I heard somewhere that with six you

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by acptulsa on 09-23-2012 at 10:14 AM
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Once upon a time, there was a thing called the Interstate Commerce Commission. It was founded to prevent kamikaze capitalism amongst railroads in a day when their efficiencies and primitive technology pretty much guaranteed them a monopoly in viable transportation.

The best thing Reagan did, in my opinion, and the one time I felt some hope for a moment that he would prove to be the libertarian he claimed to be, was when he abolished this bureau. But it was a decade too late to save

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by acptulsa on 06-26-2011 at 08:29 AM
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What has it to do with politics? Everything. Politicians piss us off, then try to misdirect our anger 'across the aisle' to people who are fundamentally exactly the same, but wear a different party label. The game is age old, but still works.

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