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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th August 2022, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1,099
Views: 71,979
Posted By sarge
Fascinating discussion about the impact of JWST...

Fascinating discussion about the impact of JWST findings on existing theories moved to http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=360724
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th July 2022, 04:01 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,334
Posted By sarge
It was 45 months for rape. That seams lenient.

It was 45 months for rape. That seams lenient.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th July 2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 21,424
Posted By sarge
stop with the off-topic and uncivil content

stop with the off-topic and uncivil content
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th July 2022, 11:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,213
Posted By sarge
You picked the wrong kind of bias.

You picked the wrong kind of bias.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th July 2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 43,913
Posted By sarge
Complete nonsense. In countries that strictly...

Complete nonsense. In countries that strictly control guns, neither the criminals nor the citizens have guns to any appreciable degree and the gun death rate is a tiny fraction of ours. These two...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th July 2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,213
Posted By sarge
I disagree. It is not important that citizens...

I disagree. It is not important that citizens trust the police if the police are actually untrustworthy. If the number of reports that accurately present the police as armed thugs approaches 5% of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th July 2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 43,913
Posted By sarge
But they do manage it, obviously. Excluding...

But they do manage it, obviously. Excluding deaths from self-harm (which, frankly, should be included), England has 1/73 the gun death rate of the US. Japan has 1/110. Guess how many ‘first world’...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th July 2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 43,913
Posted By sarge
You, clearly. You appear to believe that the...

You, clearly. You appear to believe that the ‘good guy with a gun’ fantasy is real.

No, I don’t have a way around the SCOTUS’ bass-awkward interpretation of the 2A. I wish I did. I lament that...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th July 2022, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 43,913
Posted By sarge
Or, if neither of them had a gun, no one would...

Or, if neither of them had a gun, no one would have been shot (unless the cops showed up of course).




Over there in wetdreamfantasyshootsomeonelandistan, I’m sure that good guys with guns...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th July 2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 43,913
Posted By sarge
Yes….and it does exactly zero to make my...

Yes….and it does exactly zero to make my statement any less accurate. If there had been zero guys with guns, no one would have been shot.

Your turn. You do realize that the ‘good guy with a...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th July 2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3,065
Views: 97,669
Posted By sarge
There are no tanks superior to the Abrams. There...

There are no tanks superior to the Abrams. There are (finally) peers to the Abrams, two of which are superior to the Abrams in a handful of specific areas.

Brazil doesn’t even produce a real...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th July 2022, 02:49 AM
Replies: 369
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Posted By sarge
That is merely an example of a word used...

That is merely an example of a word used improperly. Do examples of words used improperly change the actual definition of a word? That sentence says ‘light, traveling at the speed of light,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd July 2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 43,913
Posted By sarge
I don’t see a connection between your statement...

I don’t see a connection between your statement and mine, which you quoted. Many Americans have the simplistic and flawed view you attribute to them, but many more do not.

Many people...
Forum: USA Politics 21st July 2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 28,362
Posted By sarge
Ive split 70 posts about the Trump-Clinton...

Ive split 70 posts about the Trump-Clinton campaign to http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=360366
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st July 2022, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 43,913
Posted By sarge
They did not. They ruled that NYC can’t deny a...

They did not. They ruled that NYC can’t deny a license to carry by placing an undue burden on average citizens to prove they need a concealed handgun for self defense.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st July 2022, 04:45 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 43,913
Posted By sarge
Ignoring the obvious…that zero guys with guns is...

Ignoring the obvious…that zero guys with guns is safer than two guys with guns…I’m afraid that we have arrived at the point in the US where it is actually possible to save lives by shooting into a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st July 2022, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 43,913
Posted By sarge
No. Not interested in playing those types of...

No. Not interested in playing those types of racism denial games. There is zero doubt that had this shooter that was in a place with a hidden handgun that was posted ‘no guns’ been Black, he would...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th July 2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
I’m not a cop, I’m not particularly good with a...

I’m not a cop, I’m not particularly good with a pistol, but I could do so easily provided I don’t concern myself too much with where the rounds end up.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th July 2022, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 43,913
Posted By sarge
‘He was white’ is a far better explanation for...

‘He was white’ is a far better explanation for why the cops did not shoot him than what you wrote.

His actions were heroic and the outcome was about as good as it gets when two guys, one bad, one...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,299
Posted By sarge
I suspect that because the actual text of the law...

I suspect that because the actual text of the law uses a term other than ‘statutory rape’ he is saying no rape occurred, even though everyone, everywhere recognizes this is exactly identical to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
You have to balance the cops that didn’t empty a...

You have to balance the cops that didn’t empty a mag against those that reloaded and continued to fire.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
I understand, but don’t necessarily agree with...

I understand, but don’t necessarily agree with your position. Thanks for the civil discussion and I’ll bow out of this part now. At this point, there is nothing else to say to those that choose to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
Don’t attempt to hijack my acceptance of the...

Don’t attempt to hijack my acceptance of the overwhelming likelihood that the stop was constitutional to justify the horrible actions of the cops in this case.

The cops were probably justified to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
I think it is perfectly reasonable to assume the...

I think it is perfectly reasonable to assume the cops have, or will, lie about the shooting. I believe it is reasonable to assume the cops have lied about seeing/hearing gunshots, etc. at this...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
Let’s walk this back. Wareyin posted that because...

Let’s walk this back. Wareyin posted that because the cops had lied often in this case, the better assumption might be that they are also lying about the cause for the traffic stop. I pointed out...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
You are wrong. Whether or not the cops followed...

You are wrong. Whether or not the cops followed the law in initiating the stop matters a great deal. It does not change all of their errors that directly resulted in an unarmed man being shot 60...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
They haven’t actually been caught lying about a...

They haven’t actually been caught lying about a lot of this. The Chief lied (in my opinion) during the very first press briefing when he said that the cops had been immediately segregated and had no...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
I suppose you are correct, but obviously I’ve...

I suppose you are correct, but obviously I’ve never said anything even remotely close to the second part of that.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
I agree that our standards should be much higher...

I agree that our standards should be much higher for cops than what they are in the US, but we aren’t just talking past each other. One poster opines that the stop was unconstitutional. It was not....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
Describe the specific law you believe the police...

Describe the specific law you believe the police broke when they turned on their blue lights.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
The police have stated that the victim was being...

The police have stated that the victim was being stoped for vehicular violations…..they just haven’t articulated to the public what those specific violations were. Their failure to articulate to the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 05:34 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
You are hopelessly confused about my position and...

You are hopelessly confused about my position and are tilting windmills.

I perfectly understand what does and does not constitute a legal traffic stop. In this instance there is zero (no...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 43,913
Posted By sarge
It appears I need to be more obvious with my...

It appears I need to be more obvious with my sarcasm!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 05:27 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
Stop digging. You’ve found the bottom of the...

Stop digging. You’ve found the bottom of the hole.

Evidence: the cops describe traffic violations as the cause for the stop. That they are unspecified isn’t proof that they didn’t exist.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 05:17 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,427
Posted By sarge
That’s a silly notion, but I’ll play. In the...

That’s a silly notion, but I’ll play.

In the context of the Bass-awkwards US discussions about guns, I am anti-gun and a progressive. If the cops acted as I personally have under much greater...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 43,913
Posted By sarge
In the search for a silver lining to any tragedy,...

In the search for a silver lining to any tragedy, I will agree that it might occasionally be much safer for a goodguywithagun to shoot than for a pack of cops to do so.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 43,913
Posted By sarge
The good guy with the gun, praiseworthy that he...

The good guy with the gun, praiseworthy that he indisputably is, is not necessary in the absence of our freakishly illogical gun laws.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
We are getting into OT territory…..pity as I had...

We are getting into OT territory…..pity as I had mentally composed a treacherous repost that completely destroyed you!

In this case, so long as the police reasonably believed that the driver had...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
Absolute evidence of their lack of fear of mortal...

Absolute evidence of their lack of fear of mortal danger. Absolute.

And ‘you reach, I teach’ is cop-speak for ‘I will shoot you at the slightest provocation and society will celebrate me doing so,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
So long as the ‘any reason’ the cops have for...

So long as the ‘any reason’ the cops have for pulling you over is an articulable suspicion that the person has or is about to commit a crime, then no, a Terry stop does not violate the 4th amendment....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
The immediate reason that he was executed is that...

The immediate reason that he was executed is that 8 cops, protected by body armor, executed him. That they might have thought he was armed is no more important than him actually not being armed.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,427
Posted By sarge
If we could do away with the bizarre legal...

If we could do away with the bizarre legal shenanigans behind qualified immunity, we wouldn’t have to make it up.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
No. At least, not from me. However, what we...

No. At least, not from me.

However, what we currently know makes it most likely that this was a routine traffic stop that precipitated an illegal attempt to flee, followed by an incredibly stupid...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
Yes….just do anything the cops tell you and they...

Yes….just do anything the cops tell you and they won’t kill you (except we have ample evidence that they will).

Cops are thugs that murder civilians and infringe on constitutionally protected...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
There is zero evidence for this. You are making...

There is zero evidence for this. You are making it up.





Except there is zero evidence that this happened. You are making this up.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
Untrue. The irrational overreaction of the...

Untrue.

The irrational overreaction of the cops is what led to his death.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
Just stop. There is nothing about this case that...

Just stop. There is nothing about this case that indicates he was pulled over for being black. You are making up faults in the complete absence of evidence and without any need to do so. 100% of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
What a bizarre statement. This victim ‘earned’ a...

What a bizarre statement. This victim ‘earned’ a traffic ticket and instead was executed.

Actually, executions generally only include 7 shooters, one round each.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
Citing unspecified traffic violations is not the...

Citing unspecified traffic violations is not the same as saying ‘we had no reason’. Cops stoping citizens without reason is always unconstitutional…..but cops not specifying to the public why they...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,863
Posted By sarge
‘Unspecified traffic violations’ is not even...

‘Unspecified traffic violations’ is not even remotely indicative that the attempted traffic stop was unconstitutional. Indeed, the only e evidence we have right now conclusively describes an...
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