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CID1990 wrote:Here’s a thought exercise:

Why shouldn’t Trump just go ahead and nominate 4 new SCOTUS justices now, since the Dems seem to be making it a part of their platform?


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CID1990 wrote:Either of you two want to ignore AZ for a second and take a shot at my question instead?


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CID1990 wrote:Either of you two want to ignore AZ for a second and take a shot at my question instead?


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∞∞∞ wrote:
Gil Dobie wrote:Nature does not really show us Utopian societies. Nature behaves differently, similar to groups of animals, if you look at a wolf pack, lion pride, baboon troop, the alpha's eat first, breed first, then the rest are taken care of in order of importance.
Humans are the one species which expertly controls nature. But what if it masters that control? What if we master nano-technology, replication, robotics, augmented reality, unlimited energy, etc.?

Yes we're animals and even share similar DNA with some you listed, but humans are still vastly different.

I don't disagree with your statement, but I don't agree that it's a foundation to say utopias are impossible.

Because of human nature and greed, a Utopia will never happen.


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AZGrizFan wrote:
CID1990 wrote:Either of you two want to ignore AZ for a second and take a shot at my question instead?


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Nobody wants to take a stab, I guess
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FBI joining criminal investigation into certification of Boeing 737 MAX

The FBI has joined the criminal investigation into the certification of the Boeing 737 MAX, lending its considerable resources to an inquiry already being conducted by U.S. Department of Transportation agents, according to people familiar with the matter.

The federal grand jury investigation, based in Washington, D.C., is looking into the certification process that approved the safety of the new Boeing plane, two of which have crashed since October.

The FBI’s Seattle field office lies in proximity to Boeing’s 737 manufacturing plant in Renton, as well as nearby offices of Boeing and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials involved in the certification of the plane.

The investigation, which is being overseen by the U.S. Justice Department’s criminal division and carried out by the Transportation Department’s Inspector General, began in response to information obtained after a Lion Air 737 MAX 8 crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta on Oct. 29, killing 189 people, Bloomberg reported earlier this week, citing an unnamed source.

It has widened since then, The Associated Press reported this week, with the grand jury issuing a subpoena on March 11 for information from someone involved in the plane’s development, one day after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 near Addis Ababa that killed 157 people.

The FBI’s support role was described by people on condition of anonymity because of the confidential nature of the investigation.
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After Devin Nunes Sues a Parody Cow, It Surpasses Him on Twitter

Consider this: a parody account pretending to be an imaginary cow owned by Representative Devin Nunes, the California Republican, is more popular on Twitter than the congressman, a day after he sued the account (and Twitter) for $250 million.

This is how politics and humor now play out in the strange world of social media.

The parody account @DevinCow had only 1,200 followers on Monday, but it ended Wednesday afternoon with 467,000, surpassing Mr. Nunes’s account with its 395,000 followers. And the count was still growing.

But there’s more. A website now sells Devin Cow T-shirts. Twitter users have been celebrating with cow-themed items and jokes. Even Mr. Nunes’s fellow legislators showed their support for the errant beast. Ted Lieu, a Democratic congressman from Southern California, told Mr. Nunes on Twitter to “lighten up, dude.”

Of course, no one might have heard of @DevinCow if Mr. Nunes had not sued Twitter and other users for defamation on Tuesday, seeking $250 million and an end to online mockery he said no one should have to “suffer in their whole life.”
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Cid1990 wrote:It is going to be a sad day for a lot of people when all that comes of all of this is Flynn getting whacked.

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I’m sure New Yorkers feel much safer knowing this...

Cuomo, NYPD chief call to ban repeat masturbators from NYC subway

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

The MTA Police Chief is OK with people evading fares...but wanking off is unacceptable on his trains...

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Skjellyfetti wrote:So, in a single page of this thread you went from being against court packing... to for it? :lol:
You missed his point


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Here we go again:

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge ... -tSAhwU_k0
Archie Williams stepped out of the 19th Judicial District courthouse and into the sunshine Thursday afternoon surrounded by relatives and lawyers — his first taste of freedom after more than 36 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.
That, in my opinion, happens way too often. Also, though that was not a death penalty case, that sort of thing is the most powerful argument against the death penalty.

36 years. It has nothing to do with me but that makes me feel kind of angry.
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JohnStOnge wrote:Here we go again:

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge ... -tSAhwU_k0
Archie Williams stepped out of the 19th Judicial District courthouse and into the sunshine Thursday afternoon surrounded by relatives and lawyers — his first taste of freedom after more than 36 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.
That, in my opinion, happens way too often. Also, though that was not a death penalty case, that sort of thing is the most powerful argument against the death penalty.

36 years. It has nothing to do with me but that makes me feel kind of angry.
Agreed, John - I’ve softened over the years on the DP... and that’s in spite of a long police career under my belt.

BTW want a little outrage today? Check this out:

http://reason.com/blog/2019/03/22/opera ... r-registry

I am generally ok with political sheriffs but this is an example of how it cuts the other way


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JohnStOnge wrote:Here we go again:

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge ... -tSAhwU_k0
Archie Williams stepped out of the 19th Judicial District courthouse and into the sunshine Thursday afternoon surrounded by relatives and lawyers — his first taste of freedom after more than 36 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.
That, in my opinion, happens way too often. Also, though that was not a death penalty case, that sort of thing is the most powerful argument against the death penalty.

36 years. It has nothing to do with me but that makes me feel kind of angry.
Several people also testified during the trial that Williams was asleep at home when the rape occurred, providing details about their schedules that all converged on that point — including which soap opera was on television at the time the woman was attacked.
Jurors are fucking retards. I hope to Christ my freedom never comes down to 12 idiots in a juror’s box.
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Can't be too often that your case gets to go to the Supreme Court twice and both times it is a unanimous decision in your favor.

https://reason.com/blog/2019/03/26/hunt ... in-alaskan
Nearly 12 years after National Park Service officers told John Stergeon he wasn't allowed to hunt moose from a hovercraft floating on an Alaskan river, the Supreme Court has affirmed Stergeon's right to do exactly that.

"Sturgeon can again rev up his hovercraft in search of moose," Justice Elena Kagan wrote in the unanimous opinion released today.
Some interesting reading on the background of the case.

https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/10/argu ... n-charley/

https://www.scotusblog.com/2016/03/opin ... hing-more/
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AZGrizFan wrote:
JohnStOnge wrote:Here we go again:

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge ... -tSAhwU_k0



That, in my opinion, happens way too often. Also, though that was not a death penalty case, that sort of thing is the most powerful argument against the death penalty.

36 years. It has nothing to do with me but that makes me feel kind of angry.
Several people also testified during the trial that Williams was asleep at home when the rape occurred, providing details about their schedules that all converged on that point — including which soap opera was on television at the time the woman was attacked.
Jurors are **** retards. I hope to Christ my freedom never comes down to 12 idiots in a juror’s box.
If I were accused of a crime, I’d rather trust 12 “idiots” on a jury panel to determine guilt beyond a reasonable doubt than one “retard” in a black robe. If you’d ever served on a jury panel, you’d know that most people do their best to reach a correct result, within the confines of the evidence presented to them and the legal instructions given to them. The system works most of the time, in both civil and criminal cases.
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Gil Dobie wrote:
∞∞∞ wrote: It's natural to approach the concept from the collective human experience up to this point in time (as you did) and predict it'll never work, but if one arises, it'll be from an interconnection of events, technology, biological changes, etc. that we can't really imagine today.
Nature does not really show us Utopian societies. Nature behaves differently, similar to groups of animals, if you look at a wolf pack, lion pride, baboon troop, the alpha's eat first, breed first, then the rest are taken care of in order of importance.
This is awesome because humans are animals. We are biologically programed to fuck women and hunt.

Trip forgets that and wants it changed because hes a beta

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https://www.economist.com/open-future/2 ... t-the-rage

If you're going to start labeling anyone who isn't a barking SJW "alt right", you'd better make sure you don't use pictures of a guy wearing a yarmulke. :lol:
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Pwns wrote:https://www.economist.com/open-future/2 ... t-the-rage

If you're going to start labeling anyone who isn't a barking SJW "alt right", you'd better make sure you don't use pictures of a guy wearing a yarmulke. :lol:
Shapiro is the Bill Maher of the Right...

Example:
Makes valid meaningful points in the most ridiculous manner possible so as to lose the message

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Chizzang wrote:
Pwns wrote:https://www.economist.com/open-future/2 ... t-the-rage

If you're going to start labeling anyone who isn't a barking SJW "alt right", you'd better make sure you don't use pictures of a guy wearing a yarmulke. :lol:
Shapiro is the Bill Maher of the Right...

Example:
Makes valid meaningful points in the most ridiculous manner possible so as to lose the message

:coffee:
I find him to be more articulate than Maher.

Maher will roll his eyes to make a point. Shapiro will explain in great detail why he should be rolling his eyes, but isn’t ... because that would take away from the rhetorical flourish


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CID1990 wrote:
Chizzang wrote:
Shapiro is the Bill Maher of the Right...

Example:
Makes valid meaningful points in the most ridiculous manner possible so as to lose the message

:coffee:
I find him to be more articulate than Maher.

Maher will roll his eyes to make a point. Shapiro will explain in great detail why he should be rolling his eyes, but isn’t ... because that would take away from the rhetorical flourish
I think you're confusing Shapiro with Sam Harris...

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Chizzang wrote:
CID1990 wrote:
I find him to be more articulate than Maher.

Maher will roll his eyes to make a point. Shapiro will explain in great detail why he should be rolling his eyes, but isn’t ... because that would take away from the rhetorical flourish
I think you're confusing Shapiro with Sam Harris...

:geek:
Nah its Shapiro too

Harris is smarter than both of them


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CID1990 wrote:
Chizzang wrote:
Shapiro is the Bill Maher of the Right...

Example:
Makes valid meaningful points in the most ridiculous manner possible so as to lose the message

:coffee:
I find him to be more articulate than Maher.

Maher will roll his eyes to make a point. Shapiro will explain in great detail why he should be rolling his eyes, but isn’t ... because that would take away from the rhetorical flourish


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I find Shapiro to be very articulate but also more hackish than Maher. Jordan Pederson is even better yet.
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Raniya Wright, a fifth-grader who died this week after a fight at her elementary school.
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