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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2012
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    @Argos

    Then this should make you happy: FBI and DoJ are investigating.

    Unfortunately, I think the guy is going to get away with it due to sympathetic douchebag cops and the Stand Your Ground law.
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    Yeah, I'm pro-choice and everything, and usually I find what conservatives have to say on abortion to usually be morally repulsive, but I'm not for creating a news story where there isn't. Terry England may be anti-abortion (and in general I think most of us men should shut up if our opinion isn't whatever women need to do with their bodies is their business), but I don't believe the guy actually said what they're saying he said.

    From his website:
    The roughly one minute and forty second clip that you saw posted online were only a small part of a contentious and heart-wrenching three hour debate that took place in the Georgia House of Representatives two weeks ago. If you watch the entire debate, you will see that Rep. England was making the point that we spend a great deal of time debating the value of non-human life in the General Assembly, and less attention to human life. In recent years, this body has taken up issues involving life like dog fighting and chicken fighting to address specific issues associated with these problems in our state, often neglecting the life of the unborn child.

    I'm all for sharing information, but I'm not going to be involved in tactics that I throw a fit about when Fox News or someone just like them does it.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2012
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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2012
     (10527.84)
    In case you didn't know, we've had our share of scumbaggery and shooting in France too, lataly :

    Gunman on the loose in Toulouse, Southern France, kills 7 persons including 3 children aged, 4, 5 and 7.

    First he's been targetting arabic and black soldiers, then he killed children and a teacher at a jewish school. According to some witness, he was wearing a go-pro camera strapped to his chest.
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    And here in Australia the cops have tasered a Brazilian student to death.

    Anger over Brazilian student's death by Taser
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    @Purple Wyrm - yeah so much for the tasers being an alternative to guns! They've very quickly become an alternative to verbal instructions as well.
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    @Kay Orchison - Exactly. Why bother to speak to or reason with someone when you can safely* incapacitate them first?

    (* Tasers have been shown to be perfectly safe. In laboratory conditions. When not used on people with heart conditions or pacemakers, on people on certain medications or who are drunk, on pregnant women, on the obese or the elderly, on children...)
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2012
     (10527.88)
    Well clearly those people should be more healthy. That's just Darwinism right there.
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    @DJ Stawes - Good point. Give everyone tasers and after a few generations all those weak, taser-suceptable genes will have been weeded out!
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2012
     (10527.90)
    Dutch Church Is Accused of Castrating Young Men

    A young man in the care of the Roman Catholic Church in the Netherlands was surgically castrated decades ago after complaining about sexual abuse, according to new evidence that only adds to the scandal engulfing the church there.
    The case, which dates from the 1950s, has increased pressure for a government-led inquiry into sexual abuse in the Dutch church, amid suspicions that as many as 10 young men may have suffered the same fate.
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2012
     (10527.91)
    Chuck Winder, Idaho Lawmaker, Suggests Women Use Rape As Excuse For Abortions
    The sponsor of an Idaho mandatory ultrasound bill, state Sen. Chuck Winder, made some highly controversial comments Monday during his closing arguments, suggesting women might falsely use rape as an excuse to obtain an abortion.
    Just before the Idaho's Senate passed the bill, which requires woman to have an ultrasound prior to obtaining an abortion, opponents of the bill pointed out that it makes no exception for rape victims, incest victims or women in medical emergencies.

    I know where he could shove some ultrasounds up... or even down.
    • CommentAuthorbadbear
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2012
     (10527.92)
    Apologies if this is a repost.

    Fox accidentally promotes socialism within America

    The young may now disdain Wall Street -- but what do they know of socialism, past and present? Who even speaks of socialism in America today? The answer, of course, is the demagogic right. According to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and their ilk, Obama is taking America down the Socialist Road. As Benjamin Sarlin has noted on the Web site the Daily Beast, the talkmeisters of the right have linked a doctrine that never commanded much support in America to a president whose approval rating hovers around 60 percent and much higher than that among the young.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2012
     (10527.93)
    @RenThing - thanks, gonna read that right now. My partner was just telling me about how he might get away with it cos of the Stand Your Ground law, but they might also be revising that law as a result.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2012
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      CommentAuthorYoav
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2012 edited
     (10527.95)
    HP Lovecraft: The man who haunted horror fans
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2012
     (10527.96)
    Via SpaceDaddy Warren:

    Hunters, not climate change, killed giant beasts 40,000 years ago

    The first Australians hunted giant kangaroos, rhinoceros-sized marsupials, huge goannas and other megafauna to extinction shortly after arriving in the country more than 40,000 years ago, new research claims.
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    ^it's not a new claim. Aboriginal people have long been suspected of causing the extinction of the Australian megafauna, both through hunting and by burning the underbrush and changing the ecology of the continent.
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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2012
     (10527.99)
    Re: the Florida teen killing - Guns don't kill people, hoodies do. To which a friend of mine replied "Geraldo isn't dead? How the hell is he still relevant?"
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    This comment wins for me
    "How in the hell does he say this:
    "You know the old Johnny Cash song, don’t take your gun to town, son. Leave your gun at home"
    and not be talking about the guy with the actual gun gun?
    unpossible"