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by Schlegel
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What to make of the election?
Replies: 808
Views: 30438

Re: What to make of the election?

Did you say $130,000 to pay off a sex worker for her silence? Is that what Hunter did? When one side's argument has been that their opponent is a corrupt businessman who's in bed with shadowy figures from an eastern european country, inviting a close comparison between Trump and young Biden may not...
by Schlegel
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What to make of the election?
Replies: 808
Views: 30438

Re: What to make of the election?

Did you say $130,000 to pay off a sex worker for her silence? Is that what Hunter did? When one side's argument has been that their opponent is a corrupt businessman who's in bed with shadowy figures from an eastern european country, inviting a close comparison between Trump and young Biden may not...
by Schlegel
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis
Replies: 57
Views: 593

Re: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis

You think of it as protecting the "guy who maybe did it" because of the presumption of innocence in the Anglo-American legal tradition. This presumption is not universal in history, and is still not universal now.
by Schlegel
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis
Replies: 57
Views: 593

Re: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis

It's been understood to be fundamental for some time. Haven't you ever seen the bit in a western where the sheriff faces off against the angry crowd and vows that the obviously guilty hombre is going to get a fair trial no matter how much they want to hang him right now? The delegitimization of priv...
by Schlegel
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: BLM-CCP Endgame Revealed
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: BLM-CCP Endgame Revealed

But I heard cultural Marxism is a myth.
by Schlegel
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Wu Flu
Replies: 1011
Views: 31697

Re: Wu Flu

It's seeming pretty well established, though no news source is going to admit it, that deaths have been and are being overcounted. No big time journalist is going to admit this officially until after the election, I wager. Wouldn't want to hurt President Harris's chances.
by Schlegel
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis
Replies: 57
Views: 593

Re: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis

And the reason I say the state is less harsh is pretty pragmatic. Individuals lack the resources to use imprisonment as a punishment, and so historically have just 3 options. Take the other's property, maim them, or kill them. What if the offender owns nothing? Sorry, two options only.
by Schlegel
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis
Replies: 57
Views: 593

Re: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis

It is this larger necessity for the rule of law, and the consequences if the state will not act to maintain it that is behind comments like that, Benny. The state seeking and punishing lawbreakers being better than the uncertain but almost always harsher personal vengeance is a realization of civili...
by Schlegel
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis
Replies: 57
Views: 593

Re: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis

There's a weird meme on the conservative circuit about "police are REALLY there to protect criminals from citizens". Lame. I don't get it. Is this what conservatives believe? Police exist for multiple reasons. They started for fine collecting to increase revenue. No one has ever cared about protect...
by Schlegel
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis
Replies: 57
Views: 593

Re: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis

I think they were tactically unsound but the general public is going to be more and more sympathetic to the McCloskey's if current trends continue. Exhibit A: https://denver.cbslocal.com/2020/09/13/robert-thompson-aurora-police-defend-stand-down-orders/ "AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A CBS4 investigation h...
by Schlegel
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Election outcome most likely to cause country to lose its shit
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: Election outcome most likely to cause country to lose its shit

The UVA hospital went to a 100% mandatory mask policy very very early on, so the town population is pretty used to it.
by Schlegel
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What to make of the election?
Replies: 808
Views: 30438

Re: What to make of the election?

https://mobile.twitter.com/stillgray/status/1299981166250926080 More mostly peacefull protests. A murder occurred. You can hear them identify a Trumper, and then immediately execute him. There's more video, multiple livestreams, apparently. Hey now...maybe we should just wait for the facts to come ...
by Schlegel
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What to make of the election?
Replies: 808
Views: 30438

Re: What to make of the election?

So this is the Democratic campaign message now.
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by Schlegel
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What to make of the election?
Replies: 808
Views: 30438

Re: What to make of the election?

https://mobile.twitter.com/stillgray/st ... 6250926080

More mostly peacefull protests. A murder occurred. You can hear them identify a Trumper, and then immediately execute him. There's more video, multiple livestreams, apparently.
by Schlegel
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What to make of the election?
Replies: 808
Views: 30438

Re: What to make of the election?

Re looting, NPR just profiled an author strongly defending it as a tactic. I read the piece, and there's little awareness thst only the super committed left are not put off by this. Zero pushback. Only insurance companies are hurt, small businesses being part of a community is a right wing myth, the...
by Schlegel
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What to make of the election?
Replies: 808
Views: 30438

Re: What to make of the election?

Something not often mentioned is that police uses of lethal force are are about half as frequent as they used to be and the time to charge when a cop is charged with a crime has shortened dramatically. Chauvin was charged in something like 72 hours. Is that a good thing? Depends. If he walks because...
by Schlegel
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What to make of the election?
Replies: 808
Views: 30438

Re: What to make of the election?

What % of deaths and injuries in these protests were by closet Nazis?
by Schlegel
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What to make of the election?
Replies: 808
Views: 30438

Re: What to make of the election?

Looking for trouble? Yeah, he'd have been better off staying home but anybody has a right to go to these protests, don't they? Don't know the gun laws there but wouldn't be surprised if he was outside of them carrying. The law is super-clear and he was clearly outside it. 18 to open carry. He's not...
by Schlegel
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What to make of the election?
Replies: 808
Views: 30438

Re: What to make of the election?

Wait, now Spells is arguing that breaking a minor law DOES constitute a valid reason to murder people? Which is it?
by Schlegel
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 616
Views: 119098

Re: Right now I'm reading

Croatoa wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:29 pm
Schlegel wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:00 pm
if lack of plot advancement were a person it would be Robert Jordan.
Yeah the reviews seem to go both ways. Thought I’d at least give the first volume a try. He really likes to describe the environment though.

How far did you make it into the series?
I forget exactly, past midway.
by Schlegel
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What to make of the election?
Replies: 808
Views: 30438

Re: What to make of the election?

I used to quote it when it was time to spar lower belts... you know the line.
by Schlegel
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What to make of the election?
Replies: 808
Views: 30438

Re: What to make of the election?

I unironically love that movie.
by Schlegel
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 616
Views: 119098

Re: Right now I'm reading

if lack of plot advancement were a person it would be Robert Jordan.
by Schlegel
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Fountainbleau pool boy
Replies: 26
Views: 2114

Re: Fountainbleau pool boy

Turdacious wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:28 pm
How much juice did Jr. have among evangelicals? I’ve never heard of him spoken in any way approaching the way his old man was.
According to wiki, he just ran the university, it's his brother who pastors the church.
by Schlegel
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Fountainbleau pool boy
Replies: 26
Views: 2114

Re: Fountainbleau pool boy

If there's one thing I learned from a childhood enduring Baptist churches, it's that a lot of PK's deform under pressure or just end up snapping and go "Fuck it, I'll do what I want."