The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

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The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by howard » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:07 pm

I know, i have a bias against prosecutors. But this shit is wrong and dangerous. For all kinds of reasons.


Texas DA, wife killed 2 months after deputy's slaying
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The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Post by howard » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:05 pm

No one died here, but this illustrates the spirit of the thread.

San Jose: Driver attacks Walmart shoppers after crashing into store, police say
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Post by Johnnie » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:12 am

This is the appropriate thread, right?

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Post by The Sybian » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:37 pm

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Post by rass » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:44 pm

The Sybian wrote:
Wow, that story looks really long... What about him?
Try just the last three paragraphs.

Long story short is that despite initial appearances, the incident isn't a match for this thread.
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Post by testy boxcar » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:17 pm

i feel like i knew that a long time ago?

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Post by rass » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:25 pm

testy boxcar wrote:i feel like i knew that a long time ago?
Probably, if you kept up with the story or just came across it. It took less than two months for them to close the investigation. I did neither (or did the latter, but only just this past weekend when I read this (recent) article).
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Post by Gunpowder » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:34 pm

I read it, rass. IGNORE THESE BARBAROS*


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Post by ZMan » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:08 pm

These are a first for me....some Occupy Wall Street Jokes I found on reddit. Based more on wit than slapstick, but pretty good, imho.
The NYPD is being forced to pay a $350,000 settlement for an illegal raid during Occupy Wall Street. And since the NYPD is funded by taxpayers, and the bulk of the settlement will go to lawyer’s fees… it was the exact opposite of what the Occupy movement set out to do.
Clearly this will send a strong message. “If you think you can steal from the working class and give it to the wealthy… well, we can… facilitate that for you.”
The Occupy lawyers are encouraging protesters to retake Zuccotti park, maybe, say… once per fiscal quarter?
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Post by howard » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:18 pm

I wanna get compensation for the defribrillator, cardiac monitor, and other medical supplies I donated, that the pigs destroyed, at the direction of their tyrannical overlords. Should've went to law school.

Scottie has a good OWS joke.
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Post by rass » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:37 pm

Gunman holding five firefighters hostage in suburban Atlanta

On the upside, no little kids shot anybody today, right? Right???
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Post by howard » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:16 am

The bar keeps being raised. And folks keep losing it, and clearing the new height.

Man cuts his arms with saws at West Covina Home Depot
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Quitter.
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Post by ZMan » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:21 am

Handsaws? Holy fucking hardcore. Even Iggy Pop isn't that hardcore. That dude had to be on PCP or some crazy homegrown pharmaceutical.
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Post by testy boxcar » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:00 am

how could you possibly cut the second arm once the first arm is cut down to the bone?

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Post by Gunpowder » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:01 am

testy boxcar wrote:how could you possibly cut the second arm once the first arm is cut down to the bone?

Steely resolve and grit. Does the article mention if it was Kirk Gibson?
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Post by Shirley » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:22 am

Icepenis wrote:
testy boxcar wrote:how could you possibly cut the second arm once the first arm is cut down to the bone?

Steely resolve and grit. Does the article mention if it was Kirk Gibson?
LOL
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by Hodor » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:59 am

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Post by howard » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:54 pm

Who knows? Maybe, you were kidnapped, tied up, taken away and held for ransom.

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Post by timgod99X » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:08 pm

New meaning to "Fuck you. Pay me."

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Judge on Prosecutor Crime is so Heartbreaking

Post by temporary howard » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:08 pm

So, it wasn't some violent vigilante group. Or ex-convicts seeking vengeance. But an ex-judge and his wife. Fucking hell.

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Post by Scottie » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:55 am

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:03 am

Yeah, but there are "circumstances they can't reveal" behind the arrest. So I'm sure it's all fine.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by sancarlos » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:22 pm

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Post by Gunpowder » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:32 pm

"Enjoyed this one," Gunpowder told the Burlington Observer. "But it's back to work tomorrow."

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Post by Gunpowder » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:33 pm


Wow. That's scary. Rubbing alcohol will fuck you up.

A George Trepal copycat! Well, no thallium.
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Post by Shirley » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:59 pm

Wouldn't you be able to taste the rubbing alcohol in the orange juice? It's not THAT lethal is it? You'd have to put enough in there to affect the taste, I'd think.
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Post by Gunpowder » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:45 pm

Shirley wrote:Wouldn't you be able to taste the rubbing alcohol in the orange juice? It's not THAT lethal is it? You'd have to put enough in there to affect the taste, I'd think.

Good point.

Google says 8.5 oz is lethal. Less than that can blind you. I'd guess a swig of godawful beverage that you'd probably spit out would be ok.
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Post by Johnnie » Fri May 03, 2013 2:14 am

Here's a new one: Drinking an Arizona Iced Tea while black.



He's been charged with Misdemeanor SECOND DEGREE TRESPASS & Misdemeanor RESISTING PUBLIC OFFICER

What the fuck? The cop had no right to ask him about that tea. And the cop violated his civil rights with an illegal search. Lawyers are going to be all over this shit.
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Post by howard » Fri May 03, 2013 9:04 am

http://www.wtsp.com/news/reporter/artic ... t-gone-bad" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/to ... harge.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Don't get me fucking started on zero tolerance fucking bullshit. Arrested? God I fucking hate this country. Just as easily in the what the fuck is wrong with people thread, but I guess that one is for abuse including physical aspects.
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Duh department

Post by howard » Fri May 03, 2013 9:47 am


Suicide Rates Rise Sharply in U.S.

It's the economy, stupid.
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This is what I am talking about

Post by howard » Sun May 05, 2013 10:41 am

Gun Violence Since Newtown

Scroll down, below the interactive map, to the first table. School shootings since Newtown. My point is not the same as the authors of this piece. My point is that the number of school shootings has drastically increased in the past few years. The number of guns has not.

This fact, that people are losing it much more frequently, is what inspired this thread. This was not caused by reaching a magical 'tipping point' number of guns; this will not be solved by any practical, realistic gun control legislation by any state, locality or federal government.

The cause of the increase in people losing their shit does not lay with the number of guns. Same for the solution. There are plenty of good reasons to impose gun control*, but this motive is pure fantasy.

My words on guns here is not a casual choice. I am not making a gun control argument; I am seeking to explain and understand why things are falling apart/why people are losing their shit and committing murder and other violence. And I seek to eliminate noise in the discussion, such as 'it's the guns'.


*(even though I consider the bad reasons to outweigh those good reasons by a wide margin.)
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I ain't saying the gun is not an important tool to losing it

Post by howard » Sun May 05, 2013 10:44 am

Don't blame me. I'm just going through my Sunday morning news reading. Although I'm gonna guess the MSM will love telling this story in the weeks to come.

A march on Washington with loaded rifles
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Post by Shirley » Mon May 13, 2013 1:15 pm

I love rampaging bulldozer stories. They always crack me up. It would be different if someone squished a bunch of people, of course, but driving through houses and over cars? That's just funny.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by rass » Wed May 22, 2013 2:02 pm

Daytime machete beheading in London.

The victim was possibly a soldier, the perpetrators were possibly Islamists.
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Post by Gunpowder » Wed May 22, 2013 4:06 pm

Shirley wrote:I love rampaging bulldozer stories. They always crack me up. It would be different if someone squished a bunch of people, of course, but driving through houses and over cars? That's just funny.

The one on Craziest Videos or whatever with a dude going down a street in a tank is awesome.
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