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    Today, 02:04 PM
    https://twitter.com/JJ_Boogie/status/1385290952135282688 1385290952135282688
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    Today, 01:09 PM
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    Today, 12:58 PM
    Presented without further comment: https://twitter.com/barnes_law/status/1385298028626518020 1385298028626518020
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Today, 12:47 PM
    Washington state is now allowing providers to refuse vaccinations to white people https://notthebee.com/article/washington-state-is-now-allowing-doctors-to-refuse-vaccinations-for-white-people Joel Abbott (22 April 2021) We will be told this isn't racism because "equity": https://twitter.com/jasonrantz/status/1385044326753787907 1385044326753787907 "If you're a person of color, you can move forward and schedule a vaccine appointment if there is an opening. But if you're white, you are automatically placed on a standby list. This bars you from continuing the process."
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Today, 11:22 AM
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Invisible Man again. The following applies today every bit as much as it did when Mises said it seventy years ago - even more so, in fact, given the increasing prevalence of so-called "Critical Race Theory": "ace theory begins to conflict with the liberal social theory at the point where it begins to preach the struggle between races. But it has no better arguments to advance in this connection than those of other militaristic social theories. The saying of Heraclitus "that war is the father of all things" remains unproven dogma. It, too, fails to demonstrate how the social structure could have grown out of destruction and annihilation. Nay, the race theorists too—in so far as they try to judge unbiased and not simply to follow their sympathy for the ideology of militarism and conflict—have to admit that war has to be condemned are irrelevant so far as Liberalism is concerned. cannot shake the assertion that civilization is a work of peaceful co-operation."-- Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis (1951)
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    Today, 10:53 AM
    I wouldn't be at all surprised - and the same scenario (or something like it) might well play out if the cop didn't have a body cam. Fortunately, though, he did - and we have the footage. Now let's hope it red-pills some of the people who see that footage and compare it to the hysterical and unhinged reactions to the incident.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Today, 10:28 AM
    I don't presume to know what percentage of the population is composed of illiberal authoritarians (and their various fellow travelers) - and whatever that quantity may be, I don't know, from among them as a whole, what the ratio of left-socialists to right-fascists is, either. However, I am skeptical that that ratio is quite as tidily equal as you make it out to be. I rather suspect that the right-fascist variety is outnumbered by the left-socialist variety, perhaps significantly so. But even granting an even ratio, the left-socialists are at the moment a much greater existential threat than the right-fascists. It doesn't really matter that their numbers might be equal when one side has ten pawns and the other side has ten queens. Indeed, ten pawns would be outmatched even by just two or three queens in the right places. Power and position are what matters, not mere quantities. Whatever their relative numbers, the vanguard of illiberal left-socialist authoritarianism (bearing the standards and tokens of the Woke) increasingly dominates all three wings of the Cathedral - namely, the executive bureaucracy, the corporate media, and the universities & education system. Even if equal in number, the illiberal right-fascist authoritarians can field no force to compare to this. And that the overwhelming majority of people are not illiberal authoritarians (nor among their various fellow travelers) is of little or no account. The bulk of the masses are inert ballast. They will eat whatever is put on their plates. Feed them tyranny (left or right), and they will eat it - they may grouse and grumble about it, but they will eat it. Feed them liberty, and they will eat it - they may grouse and grumble about it, but they will eat it. Wherever their hearts may be, sheep will graze whatever pasture they find themselves in. That's what makes them sheep. Just ask Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. As for the distinction between Democrats and Republicans (to the extent that there even is one), the only Democrats and Republicans that really matter are the ones with actual power - and by and large, they aren't so much ideologically illiberal authoritarians as they are mere establishmentarian opportunists looking to exploit and capitalize on the strife and division engendered by the real illiberal authoritarians. At present, the most critical distinction is between the illiberal left-socialist authoritarians (of whatever party or faction) and everyone else. The power of the former is increasing apace (unlike that of the illiberal right-fascist authoritarians), and should they achieve victory, the Bidens, McConnells, Pelosis, and other partisan hacks will be among the first to be (figuratively or literally) lined up against the wall.
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    Today, 07:38 AM
    The combination of "circular force continuum" training with a culture of "office safety über alles" is extremely dangerous and is heavily weighted in favor of producing "shoot first and ask questions later" scenarios. Something very much needs to be done to put an end to such vicious nonsense. But I don't think any of those issues are germane in this particular case, because any mundane would have been justified in acting just as the cop did in this situation. Any of myriad other less lethal outcomes would have been preferable, of course - but "coulda woulda shoulda" is a game that can always be played in these kinds of situations. The most important question is not whether something else the cop theoretically could have have done might have been preferable , but whether what the cop actually did do is a violation of the NAP. Based on the information currently available (and subject to change should additional information become available), I think the answer to that most important question is "no." And because there is no NAP violation on the part of the cop in this case, the fact that he happens to be a cop is not particularly significant - or at least, it shouldn't be. The situation and relevant considerations would be exactly the same if the shooter had been a mundane (such as a neighbor or random passerby). The usual problem with cops is that they are, as a matter of course, granted higher authority over mundanes while simultaneously being held to a lower standard of acccountability than mundanes. But there should be no distinction at all between cops and mundanes. Cops (or their equivalent) should just be citizens who have a particular job - a job that does not give them any more authority or any less accountability than any other citizen. As unfortunate as the outcome of this particular incident is, I don't see it as one in which a cop (whatever the nature of his training or degree of concern for his own personal safety may have been) did anything a mundane shouldn't be permitted to do under the same circumstances.
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  • devil21's Avatar
    Today, 06:38 AM
    They're trying to federalize everything so there is no escape across state lines, such as how a few states have apparently already passed state legislation banning "vaccine passports". Can't have a uniform global legal system while states can still set their own rules. They've been quietly trying to federalize everything possible and that really ramped up during the Trump administration, while people were distracted by his reality show. As you know, the Cyber Polygon exercise has been done a couple years in a row already. What's concerning is that this year it could follow the same Event 201 script and "go live" a couple months later. I noted that it was 74 days after Event 201 that the "covid" story was inserted into the media stream and it's been downhill from there. 9/11/21 is only 64 days after the upcoming Cyber Polygon exercise...and we know that these drills/exercises often go live soon after the exercises depicting them conclude.
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    Today, 05:13 AM
    If you are white and you object to being identified as "white folx" then you are clearly a participant in and supporter of White Supremacy, White Voyeurism, White Privilege, or (at the very least) White Benefit.
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  • jmdrake's Avatar
    Today, 05:05 AM
    I'm not sure why you are using Daniel Shaver as an example. Daniel Shaver pointed what looked very much like a sniper rifle out of a window. When S.W.A.T. was called, after begging for his life, Shaver made a move that looked very much like he was going for a gun. His shooting was at least as justified as the shooting of Adam Toledo. Absolutely just as justified. As in I would not justify it, but based on the standard you have used you would have but for the fact that Daniel Shaver was otherwise a good upstanding citizen. And note, I'm not bringing race into it. Toledo was definitely a thug. But at the moment of his death he wasn't a real threat, he was a perceived threat. At the moment of Daniel Shaver's death he wasn't a real threat. He was a perceived threat. George Floyd, at the moment of his death, was not a threat. In fact he was dead for several minutes after Chauvin was treating him like a threat, rather than a medical emergency. You want to compare apples to apples, talk about Tony Timpa. But I'm glad you instead brought up Shaver because it better brings home the point that we all pick an choose which deaths we are outraged about. /rant Edit: New rant. And as for Ashli Babbit, we are supposed to simultaneously believe that Trump tried to call in the National Guard because he knew how dangerous and volitaile the situation was going to be and yet be shocked and outraged that ONE protester got shoot apparently trying to break through a barracaded window that was already severly cracked. What do you think National Guard Troops would have done to Ashli Babbit under those circumstances? And if that D.C. police officer just wanted to kill Trump supporters, as the alt-right claims, then why did he just shoot one? /end second rant
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    Today, 05:01 AM
    Yeah, well, I guess the next time you see someone not wearing a mask, you can just call a crackhead, then. :rolleyes:
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    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    Well....I think the lockdowns have contributed to an increase in gun violence.
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    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    Okay. It turns out that Minnesota doesn't use the "merger doctrine." See: https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/2021/04/on-monday-there-will-be-closing-arguments-in-the-derek-chauvin-trial-in-this-post-i-will-break-down-the-three-charges-that.html So...let's see how this works. If you don't intend to do anyone harm, but you kill them, third degree murder. If you intend to assault them, but accidentally kill them, second degree murder. If you intend to kill them, but it's in the heat of the moment, still second degree murder.
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    Yesterday, 09:13 PM
    I agree that the jury should have been sequestered, but with the level of pre-trial publicity prior to jury selection I doubt that really meant anything. I don't think change of venue is meaningful in this case unless you mean outside the U.S. This simply was not a localized crime. Where could Sirhan Sirhan find a jury that hadn't already read about the Robert F. Kennedy assasination? As for expert witness intimitation, which expert witnesses are you thinking about? Because I saw no evidence of that. Yeah....but the defense didn't bring foward one. The defense did a good job cross examining the state's experts. But they never when beyond "fentynal can kill you" to "the reason why we don't think the chest and neck compression wasn't the major contributing factor do Floyd's death was..." The autopsy did not reveal pills in Floyd's stomach, so that rules out the "Floyd ingested a large dose of fentynal." And the uphill battle for the defense was that they had to rule out Chauvin's actions as a major contributing factor. Yes Floyd said "I can't breath" before being put on the ground. Yes that is significant. But then you get to "Why would you put your knee on the neck of someone that just told you I can't breath?" I saw the defense try to push the idea that a "prone position" isn't inherently dangerous. The defense mentioned multiple scenarios of people being put in prone positions. But none of those were "prone positions with your knee on the neck and chest."
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    Yesterday, 06:44 PM
    Soon? It's already been happening. Here's just the latest example ... ("a cause of climate change" is "deny people the right to health care" ...) https://twitter.com/RubinReport/status/1384589925803167746 1384589925803167746
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    Yesterday, 12:07 PM
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    Yesterday, 11:34 AM
    https://twitter.com/JASETHE13TH/status/1384878449039486978 1384878449039486978
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  • devil21's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:58 AM
    ^^^^^^Yep. The whole Hunter Biden drama was completely manufactured to distract from the litany of real transgressions that would/could have affected the run-up to the election. I saw how it was injected into conspiracy websites by known shill accounts. It did a great job keeping the Qtards occupied with nothingness while the clock was run out on outing real dirt.
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    Yesterday, 10:50 AM
    bump I do wonder if they'll squash this since it's getting a lot of coverage.
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    Yesterday, 10:48 AM
    LOL. Gee, the former head of the CIA (and Bilderberger) is a deep stater? No way!
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    Yesterday, 10:46 AM
    Most every state has a "defense of another" clause that allows for force to be used against an aggressor to defend another. The only question is whether the level of force used is appropriate for the level of threat. I know that if I'm being chased by someone with a knife who intends on stabbing me and I have a gun I'm shooting the knifer to defend myself without a second thought. Kinda hard to then turn around and say that a third party who is acting in my defense can't do the same.
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    Yesterday, 10:14 AM
    You're talking about the "merger doctrine" and yeah...that is a problem. There has to be some element that is different from the underlying offense and the larger offense. (Easy example, it's possible to steal someone's car without killing him). In this case the underlying crime might be "violating police procedures during an arrest." I dunno. I need some more info on that. I'll try to look up the Chauvin charging document when I have time.
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    Yesterday, 10:00 AM
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    Yesterday, 09:47 AM
    :up:
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    Yesterday, 09:44 AM
    I tend to agree with Eric July on this one: https://twitter.com/EricDJuly/status/1384867998016622598 1384867998016622598 And contrary to Griffin, whatever one thinks of the wisdom of how the situation was handled, the cop did not shoot "blindly" (and no, "that never happened in school or neighborhood," either).
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    Yesterday, 09:24 AM
    Okay. I all can do the the point that "CNN talking heads can't be trusted and the routinely say asinine things that undermine the rule of law" is to agree with you. I think Chauvin got a fair trial, but I think CNN sucks air.
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    Yesterday, 09:21 AM
    Good question! This is what I found. https://apnews.com/article/derek-chauvin-trial-murder-charge-explained-5e7c935f560219caee61fcc0bef0a23d The second-degree murder charge requires prosecutors to prove Chauvin caused Floyd’s death while committing or trying to commit a felony — in this case, third-degree assault. Prosecutors don’t have to prove that Chauvin was the sole cause of Floyd’s death — only that his conduct was a “substantial causal factor.” The manslaughter charge has a lower bar, requiring proof that Chauvin caused Floyd’s death through negligence that created an unreasonable risk, and consciously took the chance of causing severe injury or death. That's why there was the battle over whether the knee restrait was within policy or not.
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