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1 hour ago, ZRod said:

Get over yourself. You didn't miss anyone off. You just started ripping on someone who fits the description of what you wanted, without telling us why you didn't like her. We're all mature enough to understand if someone simply doesn't like a person, but if you're not going to tell us why were going to press you to find out.

 

Nah, get over yourself man.  This is dumb.  I can not like a politician without having to go into detail why, I don't see that requirement for anyone else in here.

 

20 minutes ago, knapplc said:

It's weird when people post in this forum with the goal of being offended. Seems like an odd way to pass the time.

 

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

Me?  Couldn't be further from the truth this time around bub.  Not offended, not getting offended.  Sorry if I made some points or opinions that aren't universally shared.

 

19 minutes ago, Frott Scost said:

Do you like Ro Khana? Pramila Jayapal? These are also uncorrupted politicians that check all your boxes.

 

Honestly not getting this at all.  I'll echo again what I said before, I don't like most politicians period.  They are puppets, they are corrupt and most of what they say is a fallacy.  It's not about checking boxes for me.  Checking boxes to decide who you do and don't like sounds eerily similar to checking boxes to decide whether or not you want to be red or blue, not interested.

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3 minutes ago, Redux said:

I can not like a politician without having to go into detail why, I don't see that requirement for anyone else in here.

 

It's pretty much standard practice around here that if someone states an opinion, but they are unable or unwilling to support their own assertion, that they have the poo thrown at them.

 

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Just now, Ulty said:

 

It's pretty much standard practice around here that if someone states an opinion, but they are unable or unwilling to support their own assertion, that they have the poo thrown at them.

 

It's fine, knapp wants the topic back on track, the dog pile has happened.  Continue yall.

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3 minutes ago, Redux said:

 

It's fine, knapp wants the topic back on track, the dog pile has happened.  Continue yall.

your victim card has been recognized.   thanks for your business.

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3 minutes ago, commando said:

your victim card has been recognized.   thanks for your business.

 

Just getting out of the way, no need to be a jerk.  Sorry folks

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11 minutes ago, Redux said:

 

It's fine, knapp wants the topic back on track, the dog pile has happened.  Continue yall.

You do this every freaking time. . 99% of us were having a good conversation with you. Usually when you're in a conversation with someone they ask you to explain more and give details you left out because they are curious. You could just say you don't like her personally (which you kind of did in the end) and that's fine. But when you tip toe around something people are going to keep poking until you give them a straight answer. Stop acting like you're being persecuted, you're not. Most of us, myself included, are just curious about your position.

 

I could have called you a nut job conspiracy theorist, but I didn't. Because of that I can see we are closer in opinion than we may have thought before, we just differ in the details. If we were having a beer and talking it would be the same kind of conversation.

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Just stop engaging in that conversation or move it to the tangent thread. Nobody cares about unsupported opinions.

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21 hours ago, VectorVictor said:

 

While there's something to be said about the lesser of evils, especially this election cycle, one thing to keep in mind is one of the few things both the GOP and DNC were able to agree upon was passing legislation to make it extremely hard on third parties to make the ballot for both Federal and State elections. 

 

For example, Kinky Freedman was a third party candidate running in a four horse race in Texas for Governor a few years back...though many folks outside of the large metropolitan areas wouldn't know it, as third party candidates would have to go to every single county and get a percentage of signatures from that county just to be on the ballot. 

 

Ross Perot had to spend millions of his own money for equal air time because election laws wouldn't include him or provide funds (like they do for GOP and DNC candidates) because the party didn't make a certain threshold of votes (IIRC, 10% of all votes) to receive matching funds. 

 

What we need is a moderate, independent candidate that can go in and get changes to our election system completed--model some of our election cycle laws after Japan, who limit their election campaigning to ~60 days from the election and require equal air time for candidates. Or other countries, like Great Britain, that are have (at least) four viable political parties that encompass differing parts of the political spectrum.

 

yes.....and put in the ability to have a "No confidence" vote like Britain.  

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10 hours ago, Redux said:

 

Man, this forum never disappoints!  Keep spinning that yarn

 

Edit: this is just a crap post.  I'm a registered non partisan and have only voted R in one election.  I'm catching hell for not liking AOC and it lumps me in as a Right wing nut.  Such hypocrisy

 

 

Bret Bielma checked a lot of boxes for a head coach, still ecstatic Eichorst didn't get to hire him.

Sorry that you assumed that post was directed at you...

 

I addressed that it was meant for somewhere else.

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4 minutes ago, funhusker said:

Sorry that you assumed that post was directed at you...

 

I addressed that it was meant for somewhere else.

 

No problem, I'm trying to cool the waters.  I came in here because of my original disgust at another tragedy getting used as political fodder.  I stand by that, sorry I Unleashed my conspiracy political thoughts on a thread that wasn't suited for it.

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16 hours ago, Redux said:

Sorry gang, didn't realize I'd wandered into the AOC support club!  That George W. Bush, what a dummy, amirite?

 

Actually, now that he's distanced himself from Cheney and some of that other ilk, he's actually become very moderate and has been doing respectable charity work. 

 

Plus, he's pissed off the Republicans in Texas for being too moderate on more than a few occasions and treating Obama like a human being, so there's that. 

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1 hour ago, Redux said:

 

No problem, I'm trying to cool the waters.  I came in here because of my original disgust at another tragedy getting used as political fodder.  I stand by that, sorry I Unleashed my conspiracy political thoughts on a thread that wasn't suited for it.

I mean... One of the shootings was politically motivated.

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1 hour ago, commando said:

 

When I saw this, I was wondering which side the Republicans would support.  Because...you know....they are the only ones that support police and think Blue Lives Matter......but.....hey......no way should we be able to regulate if the other guy could have that gun or not.

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7 hours ago, commando said:

 

Curious as to what kind of "assault style weapon" this was, the article just says gun.

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1 minute ago, Redux said:

 

Curious as to what kind of "assault style weapon" this was, the article just says gun.

on the news they showed footage.  couldn't see the gun well...but it was more than a pistol and from the sound it was a large capacity magazine.

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1 minute ago, commando said:

on the news they showed footage.  couldn't see the gun well...but it was more than a pistol and from the sound it was a large capacity magazine.

 

So it's going to fall into the middle of a venn diagram where it's basically a hunting rifle but has the aesthetics of a fully auto

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3 minutes ago, Redux said:

 

So it's going to fall into the middle of a venn diagram where it's basically a hunting rifle but has the aesthetics of a fully auto

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2 minutes ago, commando said:

:eyeroll:

 

I'm sorry, did my voice sound too sarcastic when I said a perfectly logical observation?

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3 minutes ago, Redux said:

 

I'm sorry, did my voice sound too sarcastic when I said a perfectly logical observation?

your observation also fits what the dayton shooter had..   and he shot 1 person a second for nearly 30 seconds  before police could kill him.   really just a harmless hunting rifle with an extended clip.  no problem.

 

but i am sorry i offended you.  i beg your forgiveness and grant you my eternal thoughts and prayers for your feeling.   

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1 minute ago, commando said:

your observation also fits what the dayton shooter had..   and he shot 1 person a second for nearly 30 seconds  before police could kill him.   really just a harmless hunting rifle with an extended clip.  no problem.

 

Can you go back and highlight the parts where I disagreed with you or made you seem to think I was picking a fight/argument?  Because I'm not, and wasn't.

 

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So looks like was identified as a 49 year old with an extensive list of criminal activity, unlawfully possessing a firearm among the list.  So this isn't really a more gun regulation thing.  He wasn't allowed to have one, yet he did anyways.  And he did so more than likely by purchasing/obtaining illegally from the Vargos MC which he is disputable affiliated with.

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1 hour ago, commando said:

but i am sorry i offended you.  i beg your forgiveness and grant you my eternal thoughts and prayers for your feeling.   

 

You're pretty much epitomizing what drives people away from the P&R forum, so kudos if that's your goal here.

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24 minutes ago, Redux said:

 

You're pretty much epitomizing what drives people away from the P&R forum, so kudos if that's your goal here.

good lord.   

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13 minutes ago, commando said:

good lord.   

 

Hey, I came in with no agenda, made a very casual observation, and you almost immediately turned on the triggered angry attitude.  You wanna have a boxing match, quote me in the shed.  I had zero intentions of making THIS of all things into a thing.  Sorry to disappoint.

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13 hours ago, Redux said:

So looks like was identified as a 49 year old with an extensive list of criminal activity, unlawfully possessing a firearm among the list.  So this isn't really a more gun regulation thing.  He wasn't allowed to have one, yet he did anyways.  And he did so more than likely by purchasing/obtaining illegally from the Vargos MC which he is disputable affiliated with.

Wouldn't a background check have helped? While he may have gotten the guns from Vargos MC, it's at least as likely he bought them somewhere without a background check.

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3 hours ago, RedDenver said:

Wouldn't a background check have helped? While he may have gotten the guns from Vargos MC, it's at least as likely he bought them somewhere without a background check.

 

Well certainly, background checks are something we absolutely need.  But I would make the assumption he obtained it through less honest means if he has a record as extensive as his.

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9 minutes ago, knapplc said:

Ridiculous.

 

 

they were there to arrest someone for narcotics.   apparently they didn't want to be arrested.  but details are still very sketchy on this 1.

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this standoff is 3 hours old and the guy is still shooting at the police.   wonder what kind of arsenal he has to hold off the entire philly police department for that long.   

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This, at least, is good news. Hope there are no permanent injuries among the officers.

 

And I didn't know initially two cops were trapped inside, but they have gotten them out and they're safe.

 

 

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11 hours ago, knapplc said:

And I didn't know initially two cops were trapped inside, but they have gotten them out and they're safe.

This is probably why it lasted so long.  If there weren't hostages, this guy would have been toast in the first 30 minutes.

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6 minutes ago, BigRedBuster said:

This is probably why it lasted so long.  If there weren't hostages, this guy would have been toast in the first 30 minutes.

 

This was my thought exactly.  No need to go in guns blazing if the outcome is all the officers are home safe at the end of the day.  Good job to this PD.

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I would be interested in knowing if his sister that he shot and killed that night had cocaine in her blood also.  Or....was he doing this on the side and the people he was with didn't know he was using it.

 

 

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58 minutes ago, BigRedBuster said:

I would be interested in knowing if his sister that he shot and killed that night had cocaine in her blood also.  Or....was he doing this on the side and the people he was with didn't know he was using it.

 

 

Why does it matter is she or anybody else there had drugs in her system?  

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6 hours ago, NM11046 said:

Why does it matter is she or anybody else there had drugs in her system?  

 

No, doesn’t at all. I’m just interested in knowing if he was snorting coke off the side and nobody knew it was it a big coke party. 

 

In the grand scheme, it doesn’t matter. 

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7 hours ago, BigRedBuster said:

 

No, doesn’t at all. I’m just interested in knowing if he was snorting coke off the side and nobody knew it was it a big coke party. 

 

In the grand scheme, it doesn’t matter. 

Thanks - I'm glad you didn't think I said that with snark, I didn't.

 

Another note on the interesting side that I read yesterday, that means nothing at all - unless it does, is that his sister identified as male.

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