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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,686
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: 42
Views: 953
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: 2,524
Views: 168,464
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: 2,524
Views: 168,464
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: 161,163
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: 36,929
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: 36,929
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: 36,929
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: 79,618
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: 1,929
Views: 32,686
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: 1,929
Views: 32,686
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: 1,929
Views: 32,686
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: 36,929
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: 1,929
Views: 32,686
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: 79,618
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: 1,929
Views: 32,686
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: 517
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: 1,541
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: 517
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: 1,541
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: 1,651
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: 1,541
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: 3,314
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: 1,929
Views: 32,686
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: 1,929
Views: 32,686
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: 1,651
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: 1,929
Views: 32,686
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: 1,929
Views: 32,686
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: 1,651
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...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th June 2022, 01:25 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,686
Posted By Checkmite
On Thursday five members of a Houston family -...

On Thursday five members of a Houston family - two adults and three children - were killed in a rural home in Centerville, a small town in central Texas....
Forum: USA Politics 3rd June 2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,651
Posted By Checkmite
I think the word is being used in its "taken...

I think the word is being used in its "taken hold" sense. They're not saying that the story is a real page-turner that will leave you asking for more.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 999
Posted By Checkmite
The objections in this thread are comical and...

The objections in this thread are comical and specious. The country isn't asking you or me or "everyone else" or "the majority of the world" to start calling them "Turkiye", they're asking...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 02:20 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,314
Posted By Checkmite
Nailed it for a change:Tesla to freeze all...

Nailed it for a change:Tesla to freeze all hiring, Musk says company must downsize by 10%...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,686
Posted By Checkmite
Clearly our cemeteries ought to be surrounded by...

Clearly our cemeteries ought to be surrounded by concertina wire and have only one entrance which is defended by Czech hedgehogs and Burmese tiger-pits.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 2nd June 2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 814
Posted By Checkmite
Yes "we could", but that's not how it works right...

Yes "we could", but that's not how it works right now, which is the only thing that matters. Right now, cleaning contractors offer a service for a fixed fee, companies who want the service agree to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,686
Posted By Checkmite
This is less important than the rhetorical win of...

This is less important than the rhetorical win of asserting you've "done something", combined with a shifting of culpability for the next school shooting in Ohio onto teachers who could have been...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,821
Posted By Checkmite
So then it's not a problem with social media.

So then it's not a problem with social media.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 999
Posted By Checkmite
When I was a teenager I chatted with some people...

When I was a teenager I chatted with some people from Turkey online and they were using the "Turkiye" spelling among themselves even then, so this makes some sense to me at least.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,821
Posted By Checkmite
The detail that has most of my attention when it...

The detail that has most of my attention when it comes to this "thing" is how utterly inescapable it was. I used every single tool and option that social media platforms provide to allow you to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 05:29 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,314
Posted By Checkmite
More specifically he wants to be able to fire as...

More specifically he wants to be able to fire as many people for cause right now as he can because if he doesn't, he's going to have to lay off some people soon instead and that will tank the price...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st June 2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,686
Posted By Checkmite
In case you haven't run into them yet, the Loon...

In case you haven't run into them yet, the Loon Patrol has been out in force on social media, doing their usual "just asking questions" BS to imply a false-flag fake-news Democrat conspiracy.

I've...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 31st May 2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,686
Posted By Checkmite
It feels like several of those people could sell...

It feels like several of those people could sell a few of those guns and buy some actual furniture for the insides of their houses.

Also, this photo:
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th May 2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,686
Posted By Checkmite
Allegedly, there is now video evidence of radio...

Allegedly, there is now video evidence of radio dispatcher reports on the police frequency during the 1-hour wait that 911 calls were being received from children inside the classroom.

If true,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th May 2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,686
Posted By Checkmite
That's probably true. It's quite possible the...

That's probably true. It's quite possible the same "resources" wouldn't be as readily available to a random non-white boy.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th May 2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,686
Posted By Checkmite
They don't need to be, strictly speaking. There...

They don't need to be, strictly speaking. There is a very large culture and community that will instruct them, or even do it for them, as a "patriotic duty".
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th May 2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,686
Posted By Checkmite
Kind of like a drunk driving law, yeah. I wonder...

Kind of like a drunk driving law, yeah. I wonder if he has a problem with drunk driving laws.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,686
Posted By Checkmite
SoMeTiMeS tHe AnSwEr iS nO

SoMeTiMeS tHe AnSwEr iS nO
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,686
Posted By Checkmite
And the governor cut mental health spending just...

And the governor cut mental health spending just last month, allegedly.

But yes this is not the elephant in the room, but rather in the backyard, clearly visible from the windows. Conservatives...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 02:54 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,686
Posted By Checkmite
Unfortunately, it is illegal for the federal...

Unfortunately, it is illegal for the federal government via the CDC to research incidents of gun violence and attempt to analyze the problem.

I won't bother to bring up who passed the law, but...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,686
Posted By Checkmite
So anyway, are we done with the whole "it's...

So anyway, are we done with the whole "it's unreasonable to blame the police in the hallway for not disobeying an order to not do anything" yet? Because we're supposed to believe that's exactly what...
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