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Forum: USA Politics Today, 06:10 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 17,696
Posted By Checkmite
There's no evidence he said any such "magic...

There's no evidence he said any such "magic words" at the time.

His say-so right now isn't good enough, because right now he isn't the president.
Forum: USA Politics Today, 01:14 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 17,696
Posted By Checkmite
He was doing that while he was the president, so...

He was doing that while he was the president, so it's certainly no stretch to believe he would continue to do so afterwards.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 262
Posted By Checkmite
It's probably a kite. ETA: "In my opinion",...

It's probably a kite.

ETA: "In my opinion", of course.
Forum: USA Politics Today, 12:07 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 17,696
Posted By Checkmite
Literally nothing in that whole article backs up...

Literally nothing in that whole article backs up anything in your post.

Trump isn't the president anymore. At present, he has no power to declassify anything.
Forum: USA Politics Today, 11:28 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 17,696
Posted By Checkmite
Trump isn't the president anymore. His word has...

Trump isn't the president anymore. His word has zero authority. If he wants to claim he declassified something while he was still president, he probably has to prove that.

And that's still...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 11:26 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 17,696
Posted By Checkmite
You are writing fantasy fiction, based on nothing...

You are writing fantasy fiction, based on nothing real.
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 11:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 756
Posted By Checkmite
Allegedly, some other Truth Social users...

Allegedly, some other Truth Social users threatened to report him to the FBI when he started making the explicit threats, and he bickered with a couple of them. Unknown if any of the posters...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 11:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 756
Posted By Checkmite
I don't believe we need to assume he believes the...

I don't believe we need to assume he believes the 2020 election was stolen as he makes that view fairly clear in his postings.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 869
Posted By Checkmite
It does look like videos of other home gas...

It does look like videos of other home gas explosions I've seen; although, I imagine houses exploding will look pretty much the same no matter the cause.
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 11:06 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 17,696
Posted By Checkmite
This is it. It's tempting to think Trump...

This is it. It's tempting to think Trump intended to sell this classified information at some point and it's a valid suggestion because he is a notoriously unscrupulous opportunist. But, there's...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 10:14 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 17,696
Posted By Checkmite
...one day after a MAGA bro tried to attack an...

...one day after a MAGA bro tried to attack an FBI office and was killed in a shootout with police...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 01:20 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 17,696
Posted By Checkmite
It seems like an important factor in the...

It seems like an important factor in the forthcoming case might be the fact that federal authorities already visited Mar-a-Lago a few months ago specifically to meet with Trump and his lawyers for...
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 11:33 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 17,696
Posted By Checkmite
I at the very least hope that's the case. It...

I at the very least hope that's the case. It makes little sense to have a system that allows a president with no impulse control to unilaterally declassify the country's nuclear secrets out of spite.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th August 2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 869
Posted By Checkmite
Wait - you're suggesting that the dead couple...

Wait - you're suggesting that the dead couple were the terrorists (or one of them was) and they destroyed their house accidentally while building explosives?

I mean, it's not impossible. I'm just...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th August 2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 869
Posted By Checkmite
Is there a positive reason to think this couple...

Is there a positive reason to think this couple would've been targeted by any such people?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th August 2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 869
Posted By Checkmite
Have I missed a good reason to suspect a...

Have I missed a good reason to suspect a terrorist bombed the house of this random couple in..."Evansville, Indiana"?
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,375
Posted By Checkmite
FWIW, the same voices that were making noise...

FWIW, the same voices that were making noise yesterday about "the civil war has begun" and publishing the home addresses of the warrant-signing judge and their family members and the like, today are...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th August 2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 869
Posted By Checkmite
Wasn't there some kind of gas-service catastrophe...

Wasn't there some kind of gas-service catastrophe that damaged a couple dozen homes like this in Boston a few years back?
Forum: USA Politics 10th August 2022, 11:40 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 17,696
Posted By Checkmite
There is at least one rumor that, far from a...

There is at least one rumor that, far from a "raid", the FBI had a very focused search warrant for particular documents and knew exactly where inside the estate they were being stored because a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th August 2022, 11:46 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 12,996
Posted By Checkmite
QED of that "theatrics for his personality cult"...

QED of that "theatrics for his personality cult" thing I mentioned. His fans tend to be the "debate-me-bro" type.
Forum: Trials and Errors 9th August 2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 24,736
Posted By Checkmite
I don't expect to see them address it. Most of...

I don't expect to see them address it. Most of them, when they turn out to be completely wrong like in this case, just quickly start trumpeting some other case involving a black person they say...
Forum: Trials and Errors 8th August 2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 53,795
Posted By Checkmite
:D I hardly think the people...

:D



I hardly think the people supposedly sending him the death threats are writing the letters or making the death-threat phone calls from actual prison; so logically, none of the people...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th August 2022, 01:33 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 12,996
Posted By Checkmite
Wasn't the first foreshadow of Musk's eventual...

Wasn't the first foreshadow of Musk's eventual bid to buy Twitter simply him liking a speculative post by a fan saying he should do that?

Musk is impossible to read. Things that initially look...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th August 2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1,436
Views: 102,429
Posted By Checkmite
An Alabama town has dissolved its police...

An Alabama town has dissolved its police department (https://www.al.com/news/2022/08/after-racist-text-vincent-council-reportedly-moves-to-fire-police-chief-disband-department.html) after local media...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th August 2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,738
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 6th August 2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,738
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: 1,436
Views: 102,429
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: 363
Views: 12,996
Posted By Checkmite
*having another kid

*having another kid
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th July 2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,226
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: 3,444
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: 363
Views: 12,996
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: 6,148
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: 661
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: 2,118
Views: 44,683
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: 6,912
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: 6,912
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: 2,118
Views: 44,683
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: 2,118
Views: 44,683
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: 2,118
Views: 44,683
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: 2,118
Views: 44,683
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: 2,118
Views: 44,683
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: 1,436
Views: 102,429
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: 2,118
Views: 44,683
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: 2,118
Views: 44,683
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: 2,118
Views: 44,683
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: 2,118
Views: 44,683
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: 3,444
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: 179,624
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: 179,624
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: 168,093
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.
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