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Kith
Sep 17, 2009

You never learn anything
by doing it right.


i tried to make the title as terrible as possible. i hope you appreciate it

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Quackles
Aug 11, 2018

Pixels of Light.


Thanks awfully.

ThisIsJohnWayne
Feb 23, 2007
Ooo! Look at me! NO DON'T LOOK AT ME!



Well it's certainly a strange thing to read on a Saturday

Zamujasa
Oct 27, 2010



Bread Liar

Kith posted:

i tried to make the title as terrible as possible. i hope you appreciate it

that thread title is something awful alright.

Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

Enjoy every sandwich.

Smellrose
Convicted felon Donald Trump.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012

BREADS
https://i.imgur.com/Y3maX7b.mp4

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008

https://x.com/taskandpurpose/status/1796613844128702858?s=46

Eisenhower really called this one, huh?

https://x.com/latepaco/status/1796626687955779989?s=46

Nick Soapdish
Apr 27, 2008


https://x.com/CBSNews/status/1796889435327385616?t=ktauButaHJUIsU7KnRE8yg&s=19

I am sure an indictment will happen eventually

Crab Dad
Dec 28, 2002

behold i have tempered and refined thee, but not as silver; as CRAB


Bro this is bad optics. How is a cop gonna be sure he makes it home each night if he can’t shoot first and ask questions later without repercussions?

Soul Dentist
Mar 17, 2009
That's why we gotta raise police department budgets so they can afford better optics for night assassinations

citybeatnik
Mar 1, 2013

You Are All
WEIRDOS





It's rather telling that even this was way more than i expected.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007



Relax, the union will get him reinstated in a couple of weeks.

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?
Grossman has so much to answer for.


Hey, can we sue him

windshipper
Jun 19, 2006

Dr. Whet Faartz would like to know if this smells funny to you?

Milo and POTUS posted:

Grossman has so much to answer for.


Hey, can we sue him

What did Former Chicago Bears Super Bowl Quarterback Rex Grossman ever do to you, other than unleash the dragon? :(

MonkeyFit
May 13, 2009

Midjack posted:

Relax, the union will get him reinstated in a couple of weeks.

Unfortunately the Union's hands are tied here. He'll never be a sheriff's deputy again. He'll have to take the unfortunate path of becoming an officer with state police, where he'll operate in the same area without even having to move, and little to no other consequences.

Tyro
Nov 10, 2009

Milo and POTUS posted:

Grossman has so much to answer for.


I actually had to attend one of his seminars maybe 10 years ago, and it was pretty terrible. His style of speech (tone, inflection, cadence, structure of his statements) really reminded me more than anything of a minister giving a sermon. I wonder if that was conscious on his part.

ThisIsJohnWayne
Feb 23, 2007
Ooo! Look at me! NO DON'T LOOK AT ME!



Tyro posted:

I actually had to attend one of his seminars maybe 10 years ago, and it was pretty terrible. His style of speech (tone, inflection, cadence, structure of his statements) really reminded me more than anything of a minister giving a sermon. I wonder if that was conscious on his part.

Nothing conscious when living your dream. Be it cult leader or conan the barbarian

bulletsponge13
Apr 28, 2010

I really want to go to a Q&A and ask that motherfucker some serious questions. Besides the fact that he preaches combat, but never seen the pulpit or the way he talks about running the streets, but never did more than a loving ride along.

I want to ask him about the absolute failure of academics and proper analysis of his examples in "On Killing". It has valuable info, but that info came from other sources with more value and research.

I'm HS, one of his central themes fell apart for me. He equates stabbing with penetration, and theorizes that it's a Freudian Psycho Sexual basis, and then half rear end cites historical battle records...completely ignoring that there were obvious and very well documented reasons stab wounds were under represented. Besides ignoring the fact the extremely limited data set, he very deliberately cherry picked the wounds he'd count, and he basically only counted listed bladed weapon stabs.

Meanwhile, the most used weapon in human history was pointy sticks of various flavors. Swords were secondary weapons for most martial cultures around the world for much of history, and accordingly, many taught to not stab because it's easy to lose the weapon. Or the fact that in many battlefield records (accounts and physical evidence) the two most casualty producing weapons were blunt objects and missile weapons.


God I hate that rear end in a top hat.

Wrong kid died.

pygmy tyrant
Nov 25, 2005

*not a small business owner

ugh I cited that motherfucker for a college presentation years ago (about how drone interfaces enable indiscriminate killings) and still cringe about it.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012

BREADS

Kith posted:

i tried to make the title as terrible as possible. i hope you appreciate it

I reject the implication that Donald Trump is part of the LGBT+ community, even if, as I presume, there are dozens of works of art featuring him in steamy embrace with Michael Cohen and Rudy “America’s Mayor” Giuliani.

Hannibal Rex
Feb 13, 2010
https://newrepublic.com/article/182008/erik-prince-secret-global-group-chat-off-leash


quote:

In his book In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, Erik Larson cites a cable sent to the State Department in June 1933 by a U.S. diplomat posted in Germany that provided a far more candid assessment of the Nazi leadership than the one that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration was then conveying to the public. “With few exceptions, the men who are running this Government are of a mentality that you and I cannot understand,” read the cable, which was written five months after Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor. “Some of them are psychopathic cases and would ordinarily be receiving treatment somewhere.”

I’ve thought about that passage from the cable many times over the past several weeks as I’ve been reading excerpts from a private WhatsApp group chat established last December by Erik Prince, the founder of the military contractor Blackwater and younger brother of Betsy DeVos, the secretary of education during President Donald Trump’s administration, who invited around 650 of his contacts in the United States and around the world to join. Prince, who has a long track record of financing conservative candidates and causes and extensive ties to right-wing regimes around the world, named the group—which currently has around 400 members—“Off Leash,” the same name as the new podcast that he’d launched the month before.

Someone has been taking notes of their criminal loving conspiracy.

Quackles
Aug 11, 2018

Pixels of Light.


Reading that article, my eyebrows just dented the ceiling.

Kith
Sep 17, 2009

You never learn anything
by doing it right.


Platystemon posted:

I reject the implication that Donald Trump is part of the LGBT+ community, even if, as I presume, there are dozens of works of art featuring him in steamy embrace with Michael Cohen and Rudy “America’s Mayor” Giuliani.

what do you think the t stands for

https://x.com/buzzfeedquahog/status/1797034329622618539?s=46&t=DT925tMY54SwGEv9vbPHUw

Shaddak
Nov 13, 2011

Mass shooting in Akron.

https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/akron/breaking-news-akron-shooting/95-455addb9-0ba5-4e24-8361-2a5eef773bd0

quote:

AKRON, Ohio — One man is dead and more than 20 others left injured following an overnight mass shooting at a block party in Akron early Sunday morning.

Zamujasa
Oct 27, 2010



Bread Liar
Reset the clock!


:america:

not caring here
Feb 22, 2012

blazemastah 2 dry 4 u
Every so often I think about what noted human piece of poo poo Erik Prince is up to, and that I haven't seen him in the news for a while. I think, possibly, he's just hosed off and maybe that's a good thing.

It's not a good thing.

MonkeyFit
May 13, 2009

Zamujasa posted:

Reset the clock!


:america:

Why is the clock measured in days? Should we change it to hours or minutes? Just so we can actually see number go up?

Stravag
Jun 7, 2009

Do you want to be that much more depressed when we occasionally don't roll over to 1 hour before reseting?

Zamujasa
Oct 27, 2010



Bread Liar

MonkeyFit posted:

Why is the clock measured in days? Should we change it to hours or minutes? Just so we can actually see number go up?

that's what the second version is for

:blastu: :murica:

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007



not caring here posted:

Every so often I think about what noted human piece of poo poo Erik Prince is up to, and that I haven't seen him in the news for a while. I think, possibly, he's just hosed off and maybe that's a good thing.

It's not a good thing.

Yes, he's got UAE backing him now in addition to his chud buddies in the US so it's a voltron of poo poo.

Stultus Maximus
Dec 21, 2009

USPOL May

I wish the article had ended with a list of every member and examples of the most egregious things they said.

bulletsponge13
Apr 28, 2010

Sorry for the IG source, but an AF dude got an AF Cross for shwacking Wagner.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C7vGH6AMMvo/?igsh=MTlkYWE3aThsbGx3Yg==

Handsome Ralph
Sep 3, 2004

Oh boy, posting!
That's where I'm a Viking!


Funny how vaguely worded the citation is beyond "professionally and technically competent force".

A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006
Is technically competent the best kind of competent?

lightpole
Jun 4, 2004
I think that MBAs are useful, in case you are looking for an answer to the question of "Is lightpole a total fucking idiot".
Technically, competent
Vs
Technically competent

Cugel the Clever
Apr 5, 2009
I LOVE AMERICA AND CAPITALISM DESPITE BEING POOR AS FUCK. I WILL NEVER RETIRE BUT HERE'S ANOTHER 200$ FOR UKRAINE, SLAVA
Claudia Scheinbaum is the new president-elect of Mexico. I've not seen great English-language coverage of the campaign or Mexican politics more broadly, though what little I have seen suggests her and AMLO's ostensibly left-of-center politics don't align all that great with America's left-of-center politics, particularly around respect for the rule of law or the safety of migrants.

Would be curious if anyone's got recommendations for reliable reporting on Mexico (or even Latin America in general).

Bored As Fuck
Jan 1, 2006
Fun Shoe
gently caress greedflation.

https://x.com/rolandsmartin/status/1797302132116255003?t=Xo3OcvWh46ARoAQWVXcixQ&s=19

All these companies are price gouging assholes who ripped off consumers for the past three years at the very least.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

Bored As gently caress posted:

gently caress greedflation.

https://x.com/rolandsmartin/status/1797302132116255003?t=Xo3OcvWh46ARoAQWVXcixQ&s=19

All these companies are price gouging assholes who ripped off consumers for the past three years at the very least.
Next you're going to tell us that they deliberately understaff while complaining loudly that "nobody wants to work anymore."

pmchem
Jan 22, 2010


Bored As gently caress posted:

All these companies are price gouging assholes who ripped off consumers for the past three years at the very least.

walgreens and target are perhaps not the best examples. their margins the past two years are lower than they were pre-pandemic and walgreens is not making money as a business:
https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/WBA/walgreens/profit-margins
https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/TGT/target/profit-margins
https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/WBA/walgreens/operating-income

instead look at the companies who produce the products which are stocked inside TGT and WBA. such as proctor and gamble, which has underwent a seemingly permanent margin expansion post-pandemic:
https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/PG/procter-gamble/profit-margins

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Bored As Fuck
Jan 1, 2006
Fun Shoe

pmchem posted:

walgreens and target are perhaps not the best examples. their margins the past two years are lower than they were pre-pandemic and walgreens is not making money as a business:
https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/WBA/walgreens/profit-margins
https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/TGT/target/profit-margins
https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/WBA/walgreens/operating-income

instead look at the companies who produce the products which are stocked inside TGT and WBA. such as proctor and gamble, which has underwent a seemingly permanent margin expansion post-pandemic:
https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/PG/procter-gamble/profit-margins

poo poo. Guess I was wrong. Thanks for the info man.

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