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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 06:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,569
Posted By Checkmite
From the briefing yesterday, it sounds like...

From the briefing yesterday, it sounds like Artemis 2 will be the first manned mission and it sounds like unfortunately you'll have to wait until 2024 for it (tentatively), with the actual moon...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 01:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,569
Posted By Checkmite
The first launch window for Artemis I comes at...

The first launch window for Artemis I comes at the end of this month, the morning of August 29. The mission profile takes it to the Moon for half a lap in the deep retrograde lunar orbit before...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th July 2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,425
Views: 100,943
Posted By Checkmite
There is a recent trend of police sharing, on...

There is a recent trend of police sharing, on social media, phone videos of incidents in which fellow officers handle a small amount of fentanyl during an arrest or investigation and then moments...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th July 2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 12,369
Posted By Checkmite
*having another kid

*having another kid
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th July 2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,094
Posted By Checkmite
Business Insider has a couple of tidbits...

Business Insider has a couple of tidbits elaborating upon the motive (https://www.businessinsider.com/shinzo-abe-suspected-killer-motivated-anger-religious-group-moonies-2022-7).



It doesn't...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th July 2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,338
Posted By Checkmite
If it weren't for the specific circumstances this...

If it weren't for the specific circumstances this would almost be comical. Consider how many ultimately unarmed people have been preemptively gunned down while running away as a matter of course by...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th July 2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 12,369
Posted By Checkmite
About time he pulled out of something

About time he pulled out of something
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th July 2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,019
Posted By Checkmite
Not involving police specifically; but it seems...

Not involving police specifically; but it seems the passive voice is infecting reports of gun violence generally. This New York Times tweet (https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1545247157996994564)...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th July 2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Checkmite
It so readily seems that way doesn't it? ...

It so readily seems that way doesn't it?

This is such a great case in point; a prime example of how racists like out themselves by becoming extraordinarily defensive when other people - even long...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th July 2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,826
Posted By Checkmite
I saw similar televised reports, including the...

I saw similar televised reports, including the detail that his father sponsored him for the gun license only two months after the incident in which he threatened to kill the family. Police...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 6th July 2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,759
Posted By Checkmite
It's a quite obscure site and largely the only...

It's a quite obscure site and largely the only people who care about them or are even generally aware of their existence are paranoid conspiracists and those who study them (the conspiracists, not...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 6th July 2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,759
Posted By Checkmite
Georgia Guidestones blown up

Local news outlets are reporting that a portion of the Georgia Guidestones monument was destroyed by an explosion (https://www.wyff4.com/article/georgia-guidestones-possible-explosion/40525569) this...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th July 2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,826
Posted By Checkmite
A possibility often overlooked or ignored.

A possibility often overlooked or ignored.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th July 2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,826
Posted By Checkmite
Failure to account for something isn't a sign of...

Failure to account for something isn't a sign of mental deficiency. He may have positively believed the gun was untraceable, which might mean he was simply mistaken rather than somehow mentally...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th July 2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,826
Posted By Checkmite
According to the news, police have indicated that...

According to the news, police have indicated that the suspect wore women's clothing and a wig as a disguise during the event. The wig possibly resulted in initial descriptions of a subject with "long...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th July 2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,826
Posted By Checkmite
I have to imagine he was. When authorities...

I have to imagine he was. When authorities announced his name and photo they also gave a description and a license plate number for the vehicle he was believed to be driving. It's not proscriptive...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th July 2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,826
Posted By Checkmite
Nah; "crim" isn't a common slang term here in the...

Nah; "crim" isn't a common slang term here in the US like it is elsewhere in the Anglosphere.

On the other hand, if the police have actually released a name, brace for the usual gush of phony...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th July 2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,425
Views: 100,943
Posted By Checkmite
One of these individuals must be technically in...

One of these individuals must be technically in the right, but I don't know which one and I'm not sure it matters that much.

PiCan_Rpkeg
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th July 2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,826
Posted By Checkmite
Shooting at the police isn't going to save...

Shooting at the police isn't going to save democracy, really.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th July 2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,826
Posted By Checkmite
I see it is still utterly perplexing to some why...

I see it is still utterly perplexing to some why the shooting incidents with the highest number of casualties get the most news coverage.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th July 2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,826
Posted By Checkmite
6 dead, 24 wounded, at the Highland Park...

6 dead, 24 wounded, at the Highland Park shooting. Police are still looking for the shooter.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,826
Posted By Checkmite
During a press conference today the Texas DPS...

During a press conference today the Texas DPS stated that video evidence shows Uvalde and school police never tried the door handles on the classrooms occupied by the gunman to see if they were...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,338
Posted By Checkmite
During a press conference today the Texas DPS...

During a press conference today the Texas DPS stated that video evidence shows Uvalde and school police never tried the door handles on the classrooms occupied by the gunman to see if they were...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 17th June 2022, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2,624
Views: 178,832
Posted By Checkmite
The "portrait" orientation of my phone has been...

The "portrait" orientation of my phone has been very useful for viewing Bitcoin market cap charts this week.

ETA: As I posted this, Bitcoin has fallen below 20k.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 17th June 2022, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2,624
Views: 178,832
Posted By Checkmite
It does not matter how many arguments you try to...

It does not matter how many arguments you try to make about what crypto technically, theoretically, COULD be used for.

The fact is, a decade after its introduction there is a fundamental...
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 167,009
Posted By Checkmite
I've decided that I too should be on the pardon...

I've decided that I too should be on the pardon list for definitely no reason.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th June 2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 37,899
Posted By Checkmite
It's easy to handwave a group of alt-right...

It's easy to handwave a group of alt-right extremists that gets arrested before they can do anything with a bunch of performative dismissals about how they're just a bunch of posers and never...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 37,899
Posted By Checkmite
The impression I got during the initial press...

The impression I got during the initial press reports is that the caller called them an "army" because they were all dressed identically and carrying weapons and riot equipment.

Given the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 37,899
Posted By Checkmite
The police department which made the arrests has...

The police department which made the arrests has said in a press conference that the department has been receiving death threats from anonymous individuals...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 13th June 2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 82,523
Posted By Checkmite
Only large commercial vessels like tankers and...

Only large commercial vessels like tankers and cruise liners are really required to have AIS; pleasure yachts and fishing boats above a certain size almost always have them and use them, but...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,826
Posted By Checkmite
Even more incidents that mainstream media isn't...

Even more incidents that mainstream media isn't calling mass shootings but also that the mainstream media is definitely calling mass shootings...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,826
Posted By Checkmite
Don't you know? You just said you have a...

Don't you know? You just said you have a definition and even gave it in this very same post. Can you not apply that definition to this incident, or are you pretending it's somehow difficult for...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,826
Posted By Checkmite
The one where "the media isn't calling it a mass...

The one where "the media isn't calling it a mass shooting" even though the media was definitely calling it a mass shooting? Yes, I got that point. It was wrong, but I got it. Was that the only one?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th June 2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 37,899
Posted By Checkmite
Police in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho who received a tip...

Police in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho who received a tip about a "small army" in a Uhaul truck headed toward a Pride event taking place in the city pulled the truck over to find 31 members of alt-right...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th June 2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,826
Posted By Checkmite
Okay, then why did you say it was a mass shooting...

Okay, then why did you say it was a mass shooting and post about it in the mass shooting thread, if you "don't know"? Or are you just lying?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 10th June 2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 82,523
Posted By Checkmite
They were drones. Just quadcopter-type drones. ...

They were drones. Just quadcopter-type drones.

FOIA Pentagon documents reveal details and photographs...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th June 2022, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,826
Posted By Checkmite
The chief of the school district police finally...

The chief of the school district police finally spoke at length about the incident (https://apnews.com/article/uvalde-school-shooting-texas-education-shootings-33789221930cff7331f4279ec8625ba3). His...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By Checkmite
Because many of us have separately read the...

Because many of us have separately read the follow-up reports in the media (because, yes, the media does carry them) but don't feel a need to post them here, often because a more newsworthy event...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,691
Posted By Checkmite
Seems like a different chain. I was referring to...

Seems like a different chain. I was referring to a statement made by rival chain Vue which stated that some of its locations chose not to screen the movie "for a variety of commercial and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By Checkmite
That is because the single individual responsible...

That is because the single individual responsible for all of the posts links to initial and early reports that are low on details, and facts such as an incident being related to gang activity often...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,691
Posted By Checkmite
The cinema chain has, in fact, explicitly stated...

The cinema chain has, in fact, explicitly stated that they've decided not to show the movie because of poor expected returns, not because of fears about violence.
Forum: USA Politics 8th June 2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,788
Posted By Checkmite
It doesn't necessarily matter what the relevant...

It doesn't necessarily matter what the relevant voting population thinks if there's nothing they can practically do about it right now.

But, I think recent years have more than demonstrated that...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th June 2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,691
Posted By Checkmite
What does that have to do with the fact that it...

What does that have to do with the fact that it is a perfectly clear and understandable argument, whether one agrees with it or not?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,468
Posted By Checkmite
No; but you did go to tech school and receive...

No; but you did go to tech school and receive formal training for your job; and while I don't know what you eventually did with the formal engineering degree you achieved, I'd be willing to bet you...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,826
Posted By Checkmite
Whether you're joking or not, it's worth...

Whether you're joking or not, it's worth remembering that when gun-nuts hold rallies and beat their chests about how the "real reason" for the 2nd Amendment is to "oppose tyranny" and use other...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,826
Posted By Checkmite
Great then. Let's make a new law that specifies...

Great then. Let's make a new law that specifies "assault weapons" are guns with removable and large magazines and semi-auto functionality, and other of those intrinsic features. I like it.
...
Forum: USA Politics 5th June 2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,788
Posted By Checkmite
I'm unclear about what exactly you're objecting...

I'm unclear about what exactly you're objecting to.

I think the claim itself, separately from who's making it and who is implicated, is absurd on its face so there's no real need to dig into it...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th June 2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,826
Posted By Checkmite
Because that would be committing himself to a...

Because that would be committing himself to a position, and in the Civil Debate game that's a big fat No-Go because if he did that, he wouldn't be able to hide behind "I challenge you to find any...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th June 2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,826
Posted By Checkmite
Police have already confirmed that when they...

Police have already confirmed that when they found him and engaged him outside San Antonio, the weapons he had with him (which he shot at them with) were taken from the house of the family that had...
Forum: USA Politics 4th June 2022, 02:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,788
Posted By Checkmite
Do you have more information to share than is...

Do you have more information to share than is given in the links already posted in this thread? If not, we'll have to agree to disagree about there being "a lot more" to the story. It really just...
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