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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,831
Posted By Cain
Since sex work is work, can bosses include...

Since sex work is work, can bosses include performing sexual acts as part of a person's job duties? Some might argue oral pleasure is not part of a traditional office job, but maybe that's an...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th July 2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,831
Posted By Cain
Sometimes I confuse what's called redacted due...

Sometimes I confuse what's called redacted due to Rule 9 . Only one of them is illegal in the state of California.

I just looked up escorts in Los Angeles. Great, now that's in my search...
Forum: USA Politics 30th July 2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,828
Posted By Cain
Oh, I agree. In 2004, some political scientists...

Oh, I agree. In 2004, some political scientists made headlines for saying the presidential candidate most line with Americans' views of the issues was Dennis Kucinch.
Forum: USA Politics 30th July 2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,828
Posted By Cain
He's relatively apolitical. Does Trump believe...

He's relatively apolitical. Does Trump believe the average retard should have access to firearms? Does he actually care about abortion? Sam sex marriage?



I agree that Trump is...
Forum: USA Politics 29th July 2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,828
Posted By Cain
In most of Europe, Hillary Clinton would have...

In most of Europe, Hillary Clinton would have been a center-right candidate. I saw a recent headline that said Joe Rogan self-identifies as a "bleeding heart liberal." Why? Because he supports...
Forum: USA Politics 27th July 2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,621
Posted By Cain
I'll pray for them.

I'll pray for them.
Forum: USA Politics 25th July 2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 549
Posted By Cain
Religious libertarianism (that is, the axiomatic,...

Religious libertarianism (that is, the axiomatic, anti-empirical strain) is entirely process-oriented, so it would not matter if the result were plutocratic.



I believe one of the appeals of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd July 2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 44,814
Posted By Cain
Iowa campground killing...

Iowa campground killing (https://abcnews.go.com/US/parents-year-girl-killed-shooting-iowa-campground-officials/story?id=87296724):



But would anyone dare take a chance to live in a society...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st July 2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 101,350
Posted By Cain
If they were saying that, they'd be dicks, but...

If they were saying that, they'd be dicks, but they're not saying that (at least judging by what's quoted above). If it's their real motive, which is entirely plausible, then people still shouldn't...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
The typo is that he was talking about a Glock 17...

The typo is that he was talking about a Glock 17 but citing stats for a Glock 18, which is a fully automatic handgun. It's safe to say that no police dept. in the United States issues them.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th July 2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
Ah, so that's what you're on about. A car chase,...

Ah, so that's what you're on about. A car chase, muzzle flash, dashcams was part of "all of those things" when what you really meant just one thing -- hearing gun shots. Yeah, it's a wonder a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th July 2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
There's a pop at around the 59 second mark. ...

There's a pop at around the 59 second mark.



We're not just going by a still. There's a video where we see the flash erupt. Also, yes, I'm going with "well, maybe..." because it's a mite more...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th July 2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
I have no idea how this follows from what you...

I have no idea how this follows from what you quoted.



Except the flash does not hang around for almost one second. When you pause a video on Youtube, you can watch it frame-by-frame using the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th July 2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
There's a still shot in the video at 1:38 (red...

There's a still shot in the video at 1:38 (red circle and giant arrow -- not even you two gumshoes can miss it) and it looks like the police car is to the right of the Buick. It's possible a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th July 2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
Uh huh. So what did you dig up, Nancy Drew?...

Uh huh. So what did you dig up, Nancy Drew? Because it's pretty foolish to have all of the evidence laid out (for a while) and you haven't supplied, y'know, an argument with regard to how the police...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th July 2022, 09:58 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
Why do you continue to beclown yourself? I said,...

Why do you continue to beclown yourself? I said, "And, of course, the car chase did not arouse much ire; that had to be discovered as the arguments for pursuing and shooting Walker began to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th July 2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
OK, yeah, he shoots the gun inside the vehicle,...

OK, yeah, he shoots the gun inside the vehicle, finds -- or catches! -- the ejected casing, then throws it out the car. That must be the most charitable and plausible version of the police story as...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th July 2022, 11:13 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
He could have had a round in the chamber....

He could have had a round in the chamber. Alternatively, he could have fired the gun, and later ejected the magazine, which takes one second.



There was a flash from the car, and a bullet...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th July 2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
This has already been explained to you. You...

This has already been explained to you. You answered:
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th July 2022, 11:05 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
Just as you willfully conflated "about" and...

Just as you willfully conflated "about" and "critically remarked," you're now conflating what was generally known and how the discussion played out on this forum. At this point, I don't think you're...
Forum: USA Politics 11th July 2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,921
Posted By Cain
According to a law student,...

According to a law student, (https://www.law.georgetown.edu/salpal/our-work/student-writing/gun-violence-prevention-excise-taxes-and-the-second-amendment/) "The cases that have addressed gun violence...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th July 2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
This is an apples to oranges case. The suspect...

This is an apples to oranges case. The suspect here had a knife (such that bystanders confronted him, which would have been less likely than if he had a gun). It sounds like the police responded...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th July 2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
That's nice when you paper over the fired a gun...

That's nice when you paper over the fired a gun part.



And the police should be clear on why they wanted to pull him over. When they refuse to do so, it arouses suspicions (not unlike when a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th July 2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
Posting "about the chase" is not the same as...

Posting "about the chase" is not the same as "critically remarking on the car chase." You're only demonstrating my point: As far as the thread was concerned, the chase reflected poorly on Walker....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th July 2022, 11:44 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
Add not understanding how a straw man works to a...

Add not understanding how a straw man works to a list of things you don't know. I'm not misrepresenting your position; I'm mocking it. If a suspect fired a gun, then bolts from a car, it's reasonable...
Forum: USA Politics 9th July 2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,416
Posted By Cain
I'm more of a technological determinist. I do not...

I'm more of a technological determinist. I do not regard a fight against democratic state tyrannies as a primary driver of nationalism as much as a consequence borne out of changing material...
Forum: USA Politics 9th July 2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,416
Posted By Cain
The dominant framing narrative for states has a...

The dominant framing narrative for states has a national orientation: red vs. blue. How many representatives in your state house can you name compared to Congress? In the WaPo today, commenters were...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th July 2022, 05:50 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
At least in the US, most people who join the army...

At least in the US, most people who join the army probably do not want to be soldiers. They want to be teachers, counselors, lawyers -- professionals with a college degree.



While...
Forum: USA Politics 9th July 2022, 05:20 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,416
Posted By Cain
But these rights were only intended to protect...

But these rights were only intended to protect people from the federal government (Barron v. Baltimore).

The First Amendment, for example, says "Congress shall make no law..." States did make...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th July 2022, 03:39 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
And if he has a gun, why should they assume it...

And if he has a gun, why should they assume it has bullets? And if he fires it, why should they assume they'll get hit? And if they get hit, why should they assume it will cause a serious injury?
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th July 2022, 03:30 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
It's a struggle to understand what you're trying...

It's a struggle to understand what you're trying to say. It would help if you quoted in context rather than in total.

It sounds like in response to the circumstances of why Walker was pursued,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th July 2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
I never said he was wielding a gun when he was...

I never said he was wielding a gun when he was shot. I'll quote myself: "He was believed to have a weapon that he fired earlier. You don't think it's a reasonable assumption that he could have still...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th July 2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
This is madness. You took umbrage when I inferred...

This is madness. You took umbrage when I inferred you were opposed to a foot chase, and wrote, "I said chase him." You were not opposed to chases in principle, and argued that officers were not...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th July 2022, 04:14 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
That's precisely why I asked a question to make...

That's precisely why I asked a question to make certain given his first sentence, which referred to high-speed car chases. I mean, this is elementary.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th July 2022, 03:50 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
It's as if neither one of you can read. We're...

It's as if neither one of you can read. We're talking about the foot chase. Even cops in the US, as I noted, will back off from high-speed car chases. Walker was apparently involved in a car chase...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th July 2022, 01:42 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
Silliness. You want someone who started chase,...

Silliness. You want someone who started chase, who officers believed fired a gun, someone wearing a ski mask in the summer... to be out at large? Because of the danger of pursuing him in an empty...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th July 2022, 11:18 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
I thought I could let this go, but it's so...

I thought I could let this go, but it's so transparently silly. If he did not earlier fire a gun, or if police officers did not believe he had fired a gun, then you'd be on much firmer ground. He...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th July 2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
It's a reasonable scenario. Fleeing suspects want...

It's a reasonable scenario. Fleeing suspects want to escape the police so they melt into nearby surroundings. Yes, this has been known to result in home invasion, which leads to a police stand-off. ...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th July 2022, 11:10 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
They did chase him! They stopped running when he...

They did chase him! They stopped running when he abruptly turned around. Do you need a drove of cops engaged in the foot chase? No, probably not. I don't know police procedure in these circumstances....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th July 2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
What?? So let a presumably armed assailant hole...

What?? So let a presumably armed assailant hole up into a nearby residence? The whole point is protecting bystanders.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th July 2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
That's your point in a case that involves nobody...

That's your point in a case that involves nobody else getting hit, or even reports of anyone in danger of getting hit?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th July 2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
Re: "Police officers certainly need to be mindful...

Re: "Police officers certainly need to be mindful of their background..."



If you like, take some white-out and change "need to" to "should." A more "honnest" reader would have inferred "need"...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th July 2022, 04:42 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
If they were to shoot him for running away, he...

If they were to shoot him for running away, he would've been gunned down sooner. Instead they initially fired TASER guns. They shot him for stopping and suspiciously reaching.



He was believed...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th July 2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 44,814
Posted By Cain
Credit where credit is due, he managed to escape...

Credit where credit is due, he managed to escape the scene with a ruse. That's not luck, it's planning. Regardless of one's effort or skill, I think capture (or death) is an inevitability for these...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th July 2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,735
Posted By Cain
The emotional attachment is to guns, and the...

The emotional attachment is to guns, and the bogus argument is that the Second Amendment enshrines a right to personal gun ownership for self-defense. You can certainly appeal to some other penumbra...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th July 2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 44,814
Posted By Cain
Don't blame the gun. He could have killed just as...

Don't blame the gun. He could have killed just as many people with ninja stars.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th July 2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,273
Posted By Cain
I heard about this on NPR. What they described is...

I heard about this on NPR. What they described is similar to the article: Cops wanted to pull over a vehicle, the driver did not comply, the suspect fired a shot out the window, he exited the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th July 2022, 02:55 AM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 101,350
Posted By Cain
Earlier in your three card monte routine, you...

Earlier in your three card monte routine, you said, "Feel free to shun that boy and encourage others to do so if you are unsatisfied with the response to his behavior," but perhaps it's dawned on you...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd July 2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 101,350
Posted By Cain
This sort of amoral response gets at the root of...

This sort of amoral response gets at the root of your dishonesty. If a kid were shunned on suspicion of being gay, would you throw your hands up, "Well, I'm just a random person on the Internet. The...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd July 2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 101,350
Posted By Cain
This is a nihilistic dodge. The question was...

This is a nihilistic dodge. The question was whether or not you believe the boy engaged in socially undesirable behavior.



Assuming they pursued it, the case would get plea-bargained down to...
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