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Forum: USA Politics 23rd June 2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,086
Posted By ponderingturtle
Nonsense, there was far stricter gun control in...

Nonsense, there was far stricter gun control in the old west than the constitution currently supports. I mean imagine if the shoot out at the OK corral happened today clearly the law enforcement...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd June 2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,531
Posted By ponderingturtle
No I did not say that, they just don't view them...

No I did not say that, they just don't view them as problematic enough to take issue with, like his bragging about sexually assaulting women. They were clearly not deal breakers. But hey you like...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd June 2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,531
Posted By ponderingturtle
It is referencing Trump's praise for how the...

It is referencing Trump's praise for how the chinese handled the Tiananmen square protests. Made them look strong after all.
...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd June 2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,531
Posted By ponderingturtle
You are leaving out republicans love affair with...

You are leaving out republicans love affair with autocrats. I mean they clearly do not view seeing the Chinese response to Tiananmen square protests in 91 as proper as a problem, or his support for...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 10,044
Posted By ponderingturtle
See this is exactly the kind of lying that I was...

See this is exactly the kind of lying that I was referring too. She tried to get the police to care years ago and the police did nothing, after she had therapy and learned that he could still be...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 10,044
Posted By ponderingturtle
Exactly. I think it is certainly more likely...

Exactly. I think it is certainly more likely than not that he forcibly raped her and plenty of people treat it as a given that she was not raped at all.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd June 2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,198
Views: 37,480
Posted By ponderingturtle
Only in a rational world would they be so self...

Only in a rational world would they be so self consistent.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 10,044
Posted By ponderingturtle
Well if there is one thing this thread has done...

Well if there is one thing this thread has done it is remind me why coming forward is often such a poor choice for rape victims. The way people rushed to tear her down is really telling.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 22nd June 2022, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 166,912
Posted By ponderingturtle
Why does it need to be? The ban on sexually...

Why does it need to be? The ban on sexually assaulting children or rape in general is poorly enforced, therefor by your reasoning we shouldn't bother with criminalizing them at all.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 03:47 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,325
Posted By ponderingturtle
Yes yes yes, I get it merely covering up for a...

Yes yes yes, I get it merely covering up for a fellow officers crimes does not in and of itself make one a bad cop. People who use that behavior as evidence that the vast majority of cops are bad...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd June 2022, 03:29 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,531
Posted By ponderingturtle
That's nice but I was talking about the base not...

That's nice but I was talking about the base not the elite.
Forum: USA Politics 21st June 2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,386
Posted By ponderingturtle
I don't know Texas is 1 and 1 for seceding to...

I don't know Texas is 1 and 1 for seceding to preserve or legalize slavery, so they would seem to have a 50/50 shot at it.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 10,044
Posted By ponderingturtle
That they prioritize staffing for harassing the...

That they prioritize staffing for harassing the homeless instead of investigating sexual assaults? I guess people really hate those who just have no where to live way more than they hate people who...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 10,044
Posted By ponderingturtle
Oh I know the answer there, because cops...

Oh I know the answer there, because cops frequently ignore rape accusations, remember you can't sue the cops because they are too lazy to do their job. Hell Seattle just stopped investigating sexual...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 21st June 2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 166,912
Posted By ponderingturtle
Exactly banning things doesn't work so we...

Exactly banning things doesn't work so we shouldn't ban kiddy porn, or asbestos.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,325
Posted By ponderingturtle
And so he felt it necessary to threaten the guy...

And so he felt it necessary to threaten the guy giving him a hard time with lethal force as per protocol. Really wanting to know why a cop pulled you over is enough justification for the cop to kill...
Forum: USA Politics 21st June 2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,386
Posted By ponderingturtle
It is not a punishment it is encouraging them to...

It is not a punishment it is encouraging them to be self sufficient. It is getting into the frontier spirit.
Forum: Trials and Errors 21st June 2022, 04:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,912
Posted By ponderingturtle
Not sure looking into it this seems the first...

Not sure looking into it this seems the first most relevant source

"In relation to the unity of cause, the Tribunal had reasoned that “there were two separate causes because there were two...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 21st June 2022, 03:53 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 166,912
Posted By ponderingturtle
Why are you so focused on trying to associate it...

Why are you so focused on trying to associate it with drugs?
Forum: Trials and Errors 20th June 2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 111,829
Posted By ponderingturtle
Yea that is generally reserved for black teens...

Yea that is generally reserved for black teens who get accused of stealing a backpack.

"Browder was just 16 when he was picked up in 2010 for allegedly stealing a backpack and jailed at the...
Forum: Trials and Errors 20th June 2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,912
Posted By ponderingturtle
There was also a big fuss over if the planes...

There was also a big fuss over if the planes hitting the trade center was one event or two. Because there was a maximum payout per event
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th June 2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,198
Views: 37,480
Posted By ponderingturtle
Not Russian ones, that is a big issue with the...

Not Russian ones, that is a big issue with the russian forces.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th June 2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,198
Views: 37,480
Posted By ponderingturtle
And yet you claim it never happens.

And yet you claim it never happens.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th June 2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 10,044
Posted By ponderingturtle
But she could legally have sex with people her...

But she could legally have sex with people her own age and up to 20. So the fact that she clearly had sex is not evidence of a crime unless you know the age of the father.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th June 2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,198
Views: 37,480
Posted By ponderingturtle
How many western armies are designed around...

How many western armies are designed around having large amounts of conscripts as important parts of the doctrine? Then of course there is the issue that by not declaring war Putin has prevented his...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th June 2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,198
Views: 37,480
Posted By ponderingturtle
Yet in WWII they seemed to use a lot of airborne...

Yet in WWII they seemed to use a lot of airborne units in operations that were not airborne. Band of Brothers would be a lot less interesting if they only did the airborne stuff.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 20th June 2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 166,912
Posted By ponderingturtle
I get it you think Bitcoin is the new...

I get it you think Bitcoin is the new Methamphetamine and want to get in on the ground floor.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th June 2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,198
Views: 37,480
Posted By ponderingturtle
Is there any military like that? You are always...

Is there any military like that? You are always going to have specialists and generalists. So why use alpine troops or force recon troops when line troops will do the job nearly as well? Even if...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 20th June 2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,620
Posted By ponderingturtle
But that suggests they were actually counting the...

But that suggests they were actually counting the black votes, you can't do that!
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th June 2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,198
Views: 37,480
Posted By ponderingturtle
Yet there is a long history in war of people...

Yet there is a long history in war of people doing exactly that. If it is so basically ineffectual why do it?

Hmm I wonder if it makes sense to hold back your best troops in a war of attrition in...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th June 2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,198
Views: 37,480
Posted By ponderingturtle
So you keep the best troops always at the front...

So you keep the best troops always at the front and never rotate them out into reserves? That is also not the best idea. I would expect the russians to do something like this to preserve their own...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 20th June 2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 166,912
Posted By ponderingturtle
Exactly we tried to ban child molestation and...

Exactly we tried to ban child molestation and kiddy porn and it has gotten us nowhere. Clearly the catholic church was right and just covering it up is the real solution not throwing people in...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 20th June 2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 166,912
Posted By ponderingturtle
I don't see banning bitcoin as likely, though I...

I don't see banning bitcoin as likely, though I think regulations to treat it more like the speculative investment it is being held up as would have a similar effect in the long run.

I don't think...
Forum: USA Politics 20th June 2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,531
Posted By ponderingturtle
Republican opinion can shift quite rapidly. Look...

Republican opinion can shift quite rapidly. Look at how they went from free trade to trade wars once they were told to.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th June 2022, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1,198
Views: 37,480
Posted By ponderingturtle
To counter/ exploit breakthroughs? Might not be...

To counter/ exploit breakthroughs? Might not be the best use in most cases but I can see it being valid.
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,370
Posted By ponderingturtle
Did he hold himself up as a model of fatherhood...

Did he hold himself up as a model of fatherhood during a campaign for national office though?
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,012
Posted By ponderingturtle
Um no generally lower income voters vote...

Um no generally lower income voters vote democrat. They are not the party of the elite except in republican rhetoric. I think there might be an effect of the rural/urban divide here
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,370
Posted By ponderingturtle
No we would just have to stick to senators...

No we would just have to stick to senators assigned female at birth. That should get us pretty good insurance that they don't have a bunch of kids they have nothing to do with, with various side...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th June 2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 10,044
Posted By ponderingturtle
Let he who has never picked up a drunk high...

Let he who has never picked up a drunk high school kid 14 years his junior and taken them home to bang, cast the first stone. It just wouldn't do to portray this as anything other than normal...
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,370
Posted By ponderingturtle
Parenting 1 out of 4(or more) of your kids isn't...

Parenting 1 out of 4(or more) of your kids isn't bad, he was only an absent father for 75+% of his kids.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th June 2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 10,044
Posted By ponderingturtle
I might go with only 10 years or so as that was...

I might go with only 10 years or so as that was when she reported the rape. The reasons why it was unreported and that might also involve policy failures of the state as well but it wasn't until...
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2,947
Views: 156,869
Posted By ponderingturtle
Only if ethics applied to the supreme court, as...

Only if ethics applied to the supreme court, as it does not he is all good.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 16th June 2022, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 166,912
Posted By ponderingturtle
Why freeing slaves is immoral. Or outlawing...

Why freeing slaves is immoral. Or outlawing asbestos, think of the owners of asbestos mines people!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th June 2022, 04:50 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 36,663
Posted By ponderingturtle
Conspiracy to Riot is a misdemeanour.

Conspiracy to Riot is a misdemeanour.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th June 2022, 04:49 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 36,663
Posted By ponderingturtle
If they have masks shields and clubs, and pile...

If they have masks shields and clubs, and pile together into a rental truck I am ok with the police arresting them.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th June 2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 36,663
Posted By ponderingturtle
But we do have conspiracy to commit a crime being...

But we do have conspiracy to commit a crime being a crime. Unless they all ended up dressed like that in the rental truck by accident that is pretty damn good evidence of conspiracy.
Forum: USA Politics 15th June 2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,370
Posted By ponderingturtle
It doesn't count as your child when you knock up...

It doesn't count as your child when you knock up your side piece.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th June 2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 10,044
Posted By ponderingturtle
We read the article. "Seven years ago, in...

We read the article.

"Seven years ago, in July 2015, Abelseth pressed criminal charges against Barnes. A report she filed with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office for simple rape details...
Forum: USA Politics 15th June 2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,367
Posted By ponderingturtle
I will call this a win for the My Pillow guy.

I will call this a win for the My Pillow guy.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th June 2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 10,044
Posted By ponderingturtle
The police have had a decade to bring charges but...

The police have had a decade to bring charges but it is still an open case for some reason. CLearly it has nothing to do with his ties to the police department.
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