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by clintonius
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 81447

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

But the point is moot, as this isn't the charge they're bringing. Yeah, but, continuing the nitpicky business, it reads like a grenade can be a destructive device can be a weapon of mass destruction. That seems like an incredibly shitty lack of distinction to me. I mean, a grenade and a weapon of m...
by clintonius
Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 81447

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Why does coercion have to be present? Point (i) says "to intimidate OR coerce a civilian population" You're right that coercion isn't necessary, but there is still an apparent intent that needs to be present, which is motive. And we still don't know what that was. Statutory interpretation...
by clintonius
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 81447

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

But the suspect probably violated Federal Law, which means he should be tried in Federal Court. Terrorism is a federal crime. IIRC, states don't necessarily have laws on Terrorism, so if they wanted him tried on that, they have to take him to Federal Court. Well it first needs to be proven that thi...
by clintonius
Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 81447

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

The cops are trying to get this guy to tell them where he has planted explosives. If he were Mirandized, he would almost certainly demand a lawyer. Any lawyer worth his/her salt is going to tell their client not to answer any questions regarding the locations of bombs, because of how condemning tha...
by clintonius
Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 81447

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Anything he says pre-Miranda, in response to questions attempting to alleviate the public safety issue, will still be admissible. Police are not allowed to interrogate him except as to the immediate public safety concern. However, if he chooses to admit to things beyond the scope of the public safet...
by clintonius
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boy in China has cat-like reflective eyes, sees in dark
Replies: 35
Views: 7763

Re: Boy in China has cat-like reflective eyes, sees in dark

Gopher of Pern wrote:
Gelsamel wrote:I used to have blue eyes but now they're a cool grey.


I used to have blue eyes, but then I took an arrow to the knee.

If I were still a mod I'd ban you for this. Even if I just made the same crack elsewhere on the internet.
by clintonius
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boy in China has cat-like reflective eyes, sees in dark
Replies: 35
Views: 7763

Re: Boy in China has cat-like reflective eyes, sees in dark

He sounds pretty much like the baseline blue-eyed individual, which is only newsworthy in China. We're generally more sensitive to bright sunlight, and everyone can see in the dark. (No evidence was presented that he sees better in the dark than others.) As for reflective eyes, all that was said is...
by clintonius
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boy in China has cat-like reflective eyes, sees in dark
Replies: 35
Views: 7763

Re: Boy in China has cat-like reflective eyes, sees in dark

Well that is pretty neat. Halfway to a superhero there. I can't decide which part of the video I like best though. It's either "He had blue eyes, just like Westerners" or the subtitles that make it seem as though his father took two months to realise the colour of his eyes. It was definit...
by clintonius
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Possible marriage equality law in Washington state
Replies: 23
Views: 3859

Re: Possible marriage equality law in Washington state

...and has, as their only newspaper, The Stranger... Huh? What about the Times and the P.I.? Ha, I was just about to come in and clarify that for other readers. The Stranger's tagline is "Seattle's only newspaper." It is not, in fact, Seattle's only newspaper, and is not a daily print lik...
by clintonius
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?
Replies: 139
Views: 65580

Re: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?

Best burger I've ever had was from a place called Ruby Fruit that no longer exists. Holy wow. Large, hand-formed patty that absolutely melted in your mouth.

Also, there's a Five Guys around the corner from my school, and it's big, big trouble.
by clintonius
Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bradley Manning tortured
Replies: 429
Views: 35327

Re: Bradley Manning tortured

I'm unclear on what recourse he would have, given that this case falls under the military's jurisdiction (doesn't it?).
by clintonius
Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mom Murders Child Over Crying While She Played Farmville
Replies: 22
Views: 2903

Re: Mom Murders Child Over Crying While She Played Farmville

God, I hate these articles. Not just because of their subject matter, but the fact that they falsely link technology to this stuff. Like "Student Commits School Shotting After Playing GTA 4." Because one instance of correlation implies universal causation, amirite? That wasn't the point o...
by clintonius
Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28276
Views: 2410994

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

GOD DAMNIT STOP CHEWING YOUR FOOD LIKE YOU ARE A RETARDED TWO YEAR OLD EATING A WATERMELON SLICE BIGGER THAN ROSANNE BARR'S ASS! CHOMPSMACKCHOMPSMACKCHOMPSMACKCHOMPSMACKSLURPCHOMPSLURPCHOMP I WANT TO PUSH HIM THROUGH A WINDOW, GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...
by clintonius
Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: For I have come again in Glory...
Replies: 156
Views: 13905

Re: For I have come again in Glory...

Welcome back. I haven't seen those movies. Are they scary? If you believe not, remember that I tremble at Totoro, and regauge accordingly. Confession: I have no idea. I made up plausible reviews based on their IMDB entries. I can't even *find* "The Living", and netflix didn't have a copy ...
by clintonius
Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: New York area meetup??
Replies: 430
Views: 207300

Re: New York area meetup??

ACK! I was about to post something about how I think Barrow St will be a shitshow tomorrow, but then I realized that might not be true at all. I mean, with the World Cup there are bound to be quite a few people everywhere, but I bet it'll be aight. Plus they have Big Buck Hunter downstairs. I'll be ...
by clintonius
Thu May 13, 2010 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: New York area meetup??
Replies: 430
Views: 207300

Re: New York area meetup??

Oh hells yeah beer. This thing, it shall happen.
by clintonius
Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: It's Volcano time again
Replies: 111
Views: 7279

Re: It's Volcano time again

The flooding is part of what I'm curious about. I'd also like to know if scientists anticipate any further ramifications due to glacial melt -- interruptions to the Gulf Stream, etc. I'm ignorant as all hell when it comes to those matters and would love to learn.
by clintonius
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teabagger Contract
Replies: 59
Views: 5556

Re: Teabagger Contract

hard-bitten Teabagger I'm really having trouble focusing on issues with phrases like this cropping up in the discussion. @Krong: you're right, and I was being hyperbolic. But they are proposing sweeping changes to the tax system, and the repealing of all tax hikes set to take effect in 2011 likely ...
by clintonius
Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: It's Volcano time again
Replies: 111
Views: 7279

Re: It's Volcano time again

I find it amusing a forum about a science webcomic has only just now decided a thread on the biggest science story of the year is worth producing. Especially when it's, y'know, halted all air traffic on a historical level at a time when airlines are haemohorraging terribly as it is. And it mostly o...
by clintonius
Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teabagger Contract
Replies: 59
Views: 5556

Teabagger Contract

Sounds like something you have to sign when you enroll in college. Anyways, the Tea Party has released what it is calling a "Contract from America." It consists of 10 points, the texts of which are spoilered below. "(1) Protect the Constitution: Require each bill to identify t...
by clintonius
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chinchilla voted in as President of Costa Rica.
Replies: 15
Views: 1322

Re: Chinchilla voted in as President of Costa Rica.

Red Hal wrote:
The BBC wrote:Ms Chinchilla, a former vice-president, has pledged to continue the free-market policies of outgoing head, Oscar Arias.

Phew! For a bit there I was worried the US would lose its patsy. Time to get those Costa Rican children some ballet lessons and video games!*

*Inside joke. Pay no mind.
by clintonius
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Impact of XKCD comics on Google searches
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Re: Impact of XKCD comics on Google searches

Hiya -- typically we don't allow links by posters with fewer than five posts, but I'm going to allow an exception to the rule here. Cheers!
by clintonius
Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel admits to Harvesting Organs
Replies: 152
Views: 10380

Re: Israel admits to Harvesting Organs

If you want to accuse someone of anti-semitism, do it over PM.

~CM
by clintonius
Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel admits to Harvesting Organs
Replies: 152
Views: 10380

Re: Israel admits to Harvesting Organs

When two concurrent posts are reported, each by the author of the other, it makes me think that both parties need to cool off. EMTP and Spacemilk, you are both blurring the lines between corrective discourse and attacks. Please take 24 hours before posting in this thread again.

~CM
by clintonius
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. taxes fund rabbi who excused killing gentile babies
Replies: 41
Views: 2616

Re: U.S. taxes fund rabbi who excused killing gentile babies

And violating the rules. Both of you -- enough with the name-calling.

~CM
by clintonius
Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israeli public housing? Not if your partner is Palestinian
Replies: 187
Views: 8271

Re: Israeli public housing? Not if your partner is Palestinian

Yoni: cease and desist or you'll be tossed from N&A.

Everybody else: trolls die if you don't feed them.

~CM
by clintonius
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Breaking news: Millions of people not spoiling the fun
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Breaking news: Millions of people not spoiling the fun

Erm. I'll allow it, with the active link removed, but it really doesn't belong in N&A. Transferring to General. Also, lulzfish, in-thread modding by non-mods tends to irk me more than a new user having missed the five post rule. Please use the report button. If the post has already been reporte...
by clintonius
Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 274969

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

I think the bulk of the price was the World Wide Stout. The bottle isn't date-stamped, but apparently this stuff can potentially be several years old, and I believe it is comparatively rare. I'd say the flavor is more chocolate than coffee -- at least, that's what seems to have stood out to me -- bu...
by clintonius
Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 274969

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Alright. So, there's a little bodega a couple blocks away that says something like "craft beer supplier" on the outside, and I have always thought, right, you carry something from Belgium and feel all smug about it. I decided to pop in tonight on the way to picking up some food, and was co...
by clintonius
Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Humans sicken me [TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE]
Replies: 139
Views: 7945

Re: Humans sicken me [TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE]

GoC: aside from the fact that your comments are an obvious example of trolling (lulz check this out guys I'm going to head over to the forum full of people who loathe victim blaming and sexual assault and tell them I don't give a shit about a tragic rape), it was flagrantly offensive to the OP and ...
by clintonius
Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman recants sex torture testimony
Replies: 25
Views: 2292

Re: Woman recants sex torture testimony

IANAL, either, but I don't think that there's a percentage. I believe the usual standard is "beyond a reasonable doubt" — which is somewhat subjective, but then asking a jury of 12 to calculate the odds would be as well. Yeah, this, in a criminal case. Civil liability is different -- you ...
by clintonius
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Times when you've really messed up a computer
Replies: 73
Views: 6199

Re: Times when you've really messed up a computer

Hehe. One of the great follies of Windows 3.1: you could open up File Manager and click "delete" on the C drive.

'Nuff said.
by clintonius
Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lulz Ensue Worldwide as Ahmedinejad's [FAKE] Past Comes Out
Replies: 54
Views: 2791

Re: Lulz Ensue Worldwide as Ahmedinejad's [FAKE] Past Comes Out

Also regarding language: shut the fuck up about it or go to the linguistics forum. Both of you.

~CM
by clintonius
Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oh, THAT Secret Nuclear Facility
Replies: 181
Views: 8824

Re: Oh, THAT Secret Nuclear Facility

EMPT: this is a mod, who is not jewish, telling you that your comments are trolling. You are spewing hateful and dismissive rhetoric in a place where only respectful dialogue is welcome. Stop posting in this vein or stop posting in this thread.

~CM
by clintonius
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Noob Drinks
Replies: 104
Views: 13793

Re: Chick Drinks

the_phoenix612 wrote:I was given a Sam Adams Oktoberfest and a Shiner Hefeweizen. Neither was any good.

I can confirm that, if you do not like Shiner Hefe, you do not like beer. Such is life.
by clintonius
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Jimmy Carter's recent comments.
Replies: 188
Views: 9506

Re: Jimmy Carter's recent comments.

Where were you when Clinton... sent federal agents to murder Vicki Weaver while she held her infant child? I personally was about to begin the second grade. Most adults in the nation were considering whether to vote for him or re-elect Bush senior. Funny that he'd be able to send federal agents to ...
by clintonius
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Finally, Some Rules 'Round Here
Replies: 0
Views: 36069

Finally, Some Rules 'Round Here

This thread is long overdue, and for that I apologize. Following are some clarifications concerning the News and Articles forum. -First and foremost, fora-wide rules apply in N&A. You can find those here . -Understand that News and Articles is a discussion- and debate-oriented forum. People are ...
by clintonius
Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1251
Views: 220139

Re: The Liquor Thread

Yeah, I get that a lot.
by clintonius
Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ActBlue, the Daily Kos, and the Democratic Party
Replies: 53
Views: 3115

Re: ActBlue, the Daily Kos, and the Democratic Party

lesliesage wrote:opposes trade legislation like CAFTA (boring, I know)

Mind your tongue! This is the single least boring topic in all of political economy. To me, at least.

WHOOPSEDIT: this was supposed to be a PM. Mah bad.

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