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Forum: USA Politics 9th June 2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 7,538
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
Sure, but media coverage will change. Right wing...

Sure, but media coverage will change. Right wing media will drop stories of inflation and other economic woe entirely, and even many "mainstream" outlets will change their coverage even as current...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 04:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,541
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
That's a good point. This example is...

That's a good point. This example is significantly less censorious than the examples given in the Guardian, which involved governments or councils* banning theatres from showing films.

*UK is...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2,156
Views: 89,761
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
I'm trying to figure out how the comments could...

I'm trying to figure out how the comments could be ill-judged but not racist. If you are willfully blind to the obvious racist smear of claiming a black judge is inherently less qualified, then...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 04:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,541
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
The guardian provides useful context for an...

The guardian provides useful context for an American who finds this kind of thing a bit odd. Apparently various British authorities have decent amount of leverage to make it difficult to screen...
Forum: USA Politics 9th June 2022, 04:18 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 7,538
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
Yes, that's the leap of logic that many people...

Yes, that's the leap of logic that many people critical of progressive DA policies are hoping is true. Boudin himself seems to be kind of a jerk and has had legendarily bad gaffes (calling a murder a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 04:09 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,685
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
In case you're wondering what lessons cops have...

In case you're wondering what lessons cops have learned in the aftermath of the Uvalde mass shooting:



A Seattle school went into lockdown after a deranged man hopped the fence and started...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th June 2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,685
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
Never underestimate the cowardice, callous...

Never underestimate the cowardice, callous indifference to other people's lives, and the incompetence of the police.

But no, I imagine they would be less likely to behave so incredibly poorly in...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th June 2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,685
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
To be fair, if the cops stood around outside...

To be fair, if the cops stood around outside pissing their pants for an hour, a killer probably could achieve pretty high body counts with only a hammer.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th June 2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 16,006
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
Well, is this one such time? We can all...

Well, is this one such time?

We can all cite twitter weirdos aggravated about this or that topic until the cows come home. My point is that pointing to a bunch of weirdos slapfighting on twitter...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th June 2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 16,006
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
I think comparing twitter squabbling to a...

I think comparing twitter squabbling to a revolution would be sin serious enough for the French to feed you into a guillotine.

Getting into tedious debates and working yourself into a furor is why...
Forum: USA Politics 8th June 2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 7,538
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
This whole article is worth reading, but the...

This whole article is worth reading, but the conclusion for brevity:



https://missionlocal.org/2022/06/chesa-boudin-recall/

Color me shocked that yuppie liberals are highly susceptible to...
Forum: USA Politics 8th June 2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 7,538
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
It's hard to read into a non-voter's intent....

It's hard to read into a non-voter's intent. Perhaps they think things are going fine and will "take care of itself". Perhaps it's an expression of in the perceived pointlessness of voting.

The...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th June 2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,912
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
Sounds like Twitter is calling his bluff, giving...

Sounds like Twitter is calling his bluff, giving Musk the firehose of raw data and giving him an opportunity to back any of his claims.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th June 2022, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2,156
Views: 89,761
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
The real scandal with Ilya is whoever was dumb...

The real scandal with Ilya is whoever was dumb enough to hire him in the first place. We're far enough down this "cancelled free-speech martyr" road that institutions should be able to clock these...
Forum: USA Politics 8th June 2022, 04:32 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 7,538
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
This makes 0 sense. I live in an apartment that...

This makes 0 sense. I live in an apartment that also only has incoming mail, so it's mildly annoying for me to have to send any letters by mail.

That said, passing by a blue postal box, either at...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th June 2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,912
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
That very much remains to be seen. You seem to be...

That very much remains to be seen. You seem to be giving his "bots" complaint a lot of credence, while it strikes me as a pretext to try and back out of the deal.

I don't see any reason to assume...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th June 2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,912
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
I don't think the AG is acting on Musk's behalf,...

I don't think the AG is acting on Musk's behalf, I think he's just chasing right wing clout by going after one of their favorite boogiemen, social media companies.

I'd say the odds of them finding...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th June 2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,912
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
It's not like there was some recent scandalous,...

It's not like there was some recent scandalous, mass loss of life disaster in Texas in which a thorough investigation would be in the public's best interest...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th June 2022, 05:38 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,912
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
It's pretty obviously prompted by Musk's...

It's pretty obviously prompted by Musk's grandstanding. Perhaps it's just a wild coincidence.
Forum: USA Politics 7th June 2022, 05:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,651
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
There's nothing uniquely 21st century about moral...

There's nothing uniquely 21st century about moral panics, or even satanic panics specifically. Q anon is arguably just a repackaging and compilation of long running conspiracy theories and ginned up...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th June 2022, 05:05 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,314
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
If you really care this much about gatekeeping...

If you really care this much about gatekeeping the term, engineers are frequently licensed. In my line of work lots of people call themselves engineers, but certain critical functions (like signing...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th June 2022, 04:58 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,912
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
I'm guessing he's relying on the one big caveat...

I'm guessing he's relying on the one big caveat of contract law. If you enough lawyers and money, contracts aren't real.

Musk can probably drag this thing out for a long, long time to make it...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th June 2022, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 108,392
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
You do wonder if this guy's cooperation was...

You do wonder if this guy's cooperation was really important, or just a guy getting a break because the feds want to have a huge extra margin of safety as they are somewhat famous for.

For the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th June 2022, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,685
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
I imagine the most effective element of the...

I imagine the most effective element of the federal AWB was the magazine limit more than anything. If the goal is to reduce the volume of uninterrupted fire that a shooter can use, say in a massacre...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th June 2022, 04:29 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,314
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
Some people seemed to be awfully bedazzled by a...

Some people seemed to be awfully bedazzled by a number of half-baked features, like doors with no manual latches or a self-driving mode that routinely endangers both the driver and the public. I...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th June 2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,673
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
What a bewildering scenario that must be to plan...

What a bewildering scenario that must be to plan out. If the Soviets are paradropping into NATO territory and getting into combat with rear echelon and support units, it's probably not going to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 108,392
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
I'm guessing this guy is ratting on his buds.

I'm guessing this guy is ratting on his buds.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 108,392
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
Tarrio and the J6 Proud Boys are getting the book...

Tarrio and the J6 Proud Boys are getting the book thrown at them:



Seditious conspiracy added for a total of 9 charges, and one of their group has already plead out.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,685
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
I'd agree that it would be pretty easy to draft...

I'd agree that it would be pretty easy to draft legislation to ban semi-auto functionality, if that were the goal.

Prohibiting any firearm that used the energy of the firing round to operate any...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,685
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
No disagreement here, purely a thought...

No disagreement here, purely a thought experiment. Maybe you could see some more individual states trying to implement something like an AWB, but I'd say there's a good chance that the current SCOTUS...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,685
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
Sure, but I'm not sure why you would cite the...

Sure, but I'm not sure why you would cite the federal AWB if your goal is meaningful gun control regulation. The AWB is crap legislation that doesn't achieve its intended goals. In a hypothetical...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,685
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
Depends on what you mean by worked. It definitely...

Depends on what you mean by worked. It definitely lead to some weapons being banned, but the features banned by the AWB were largely aesthetic, not practical.

Take a look at the CETME-L or the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th June 2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,673
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
Noteworthy that this is also replacing the squad...

Noteworthy that this is also replacing the squad machine gun, the M249. I wonder how much the new ammo selection was motivated by picking something that is a bit more effective, especially at longer...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,912
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
I wish someone would threaten to give me a...

I wish someone would threaten to give me a billion dollars.

My guess is that this is some attempt to extract a lower price out of Twitter. I'm not seeing how there's any way for Musk to walk away...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 16,006
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
Canada springs to mind as the obvious test-case...

Canada springs to mind as the obvious test-case for such claims. Surely Scottish criminals are no more perfidious than their Canadian counterparts.

Self-ID by declaration has been the law since...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 16,006
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
The UK has invented quite a pointlessly complex...

The UK has invented quite a pointlessly complex problem because it technically allows people to officially transition and avoid any ambiguity, but in practice makes this a long and difficult process...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 16,006
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
Right, so you're just asserting this without a...

Right, so you're just asserting this without a lick of evidence. As I thought.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 16,006
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
I guess evidence that this sentence was unusually...

I guess evidence that this sentence was unusually lenient is supposed to be assumed?

The judge in the case cited a number of factors, including the offender seeking counseling after arrest, good...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,685
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
A Uvalde mother claims that cops have threatened...

A Uvalde mother claims that cops have threatened her with retaliatory arrest should she talk to the press:


...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
It's refreshing to see news describe this as a...

It's refreshing to see news describe this as a "race massacre" rather than the more nebulous "race riot" that we often see to describe these episodes of black communities being targeted in the US.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2,156
Views: 89,761
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
Another right wing piss-baby has had to cancel...

Another right wing piss-baby has had to cancel himself to get on the "cancelled truth-sayer" gravy train


...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,035
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
NIMBYs aren't demonized because they want to live...

NIMBYs aren't demonized because they want to live in detached housing. They're demonized because they feel it's their right to use the law to prevent ordinary market forces from providing housing...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,035
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
Other than whining, what exactly are you...

Other than whining, what exactly are you proposing?

Do you contest that the situation in California (low density sprawl with out of control cost of living) is a problem?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,035
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
I'm not sure why you're so focused on the...

I'm not sure why you're so focused on the suburbs, the context here seems almost entirely focused on the urban core, where the impact of the housing shortage is most acute.

The party is free to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,035
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
It's very effective if the Democrats have no...

It's very effective if the Democrats have no response to the problem of out of control housing costs. I can't think of an environment more ripe for right wing radicalization than California's...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2,156
Views: 89,761
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
**** all those fans, who are undoubtedly a...

**** all those fans, who are undoubtedly a significant portion of the public unhappy to learn about the company's unsavory workplace practices. Or you assuming that the "cancel culture" mobs are some...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,035
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
First paragraph of the article lists her bona...

First paragraph of the article lists her bona fides
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th June 2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,673
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
The optical system is itself is a very...

The optical system is itself is a very interesting element of the new rifle system.

I haven't read too much about it yet, but apparently it's pretty hot ****. It's a computer assisted optic with...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th June 2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,673
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
Barring some radical change in US gun law, the...

Barring some radical change in US gun law, the lower receivers capable of automatic fire will never be sold to the general public in the US.

From time to time I have seen old surplus M16 rifles...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th June 2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,673
Posted By SuburbanTurkey
I am guessing that a great deal of "practice...

I am guessing that a great deal of "practice ammo" is going to end up being used in combat operations unless there is a very specific need for the advanced armor piercing loads.

The super mega...
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