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by Mikedunford
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: FEMA Camp 7½
Topic: Jeffrey's Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 2004

Re: Jeffrey's Thread

According to my reading of the rule, it's OK to say "Your opinion is infantile and laughable because (reasons), " but it's not OK to say "You're a Nazi enabler." Here's the issue I have with this one, Foggy: He is engaging in apologetics on behalf of the people who were marching around with the naz...
by Mikedunford
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Arpaio (et al.) criminal contempt case
Replies: 726
Views: 35293

Re: Arpaio (et al.) criminal contempt case

Reading the judge's order, and the cases she cites, I would argue that she should enter a judgment of conviction and impose no sentence. I'm not sure the pardon means the case should be dismissed. Clearly it doesn't mean a conviction should be "vacated." But "convictions" arise from entered judgmen...
by Mikedunford
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: FEMA Camp 7½
Topic: Jeffrey's Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 2004

Re: Jeffrey's Thread

Honestly, i find Jeffery pleasent. I'll call him ot if he lies, but i don't have any other feelings about him one way or the other It's all in how you define lies, I suppose. The whole "ironically trolling" thing might not be a deliberate falsehood on his part, but it's not exactly the most intelle...
by Mikedunford
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: FEMA Camp 7½
Topic: Jeffrey's Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 2004

Re: Jeffrey's Thread

It's totally possible that not everyone marching behind the nazi banners was a nazi. It's also possible that was true in 1930s Germany. It ultimately didn't make much difference whether they were 'really' nazis or not. It definitely didn't make any difference to the two old men, brothers with matchi...
by Mikedunford
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: FEMA Camp 7½
Topic: Jeffrey's Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 2004

Re: Jeffrey's Thread

I'm - again - going to be blunt. Those who march carrying Nazi banners are Nazis. Those who attempt to justify such behavior are Nazi apologists. There is no place for either Nazis or Nazi apologists in a civilized society, and there should be no place for either on this board. Perhaps indeed that ...
by Mikedunford
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: FEMA Camp 7½
Topic: Jeffrey's Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 2004

Re: Jeffrey's Thread

I'm - again - going to be blunt.

Those who march carrying Nazi banners are Nazis. Those who attempt to justify such behavior are Nazi apologists. There is no place for either Nazis or Nazi apologists in a civilized society, and there should be no place for either on this board.
by Mikedunford
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: FEMA Camp 7½
Topic: ► ► FEMA Camp Revisited -- should I get rid of it?
Replies: 21
Views: 436

Re: ► ► FEMA Camp Revisited -- should I get rid of it?

My position on things like this has always been consistent. Foggy's house; Foggy's rules. I'll stay as long as I'm comfortable with the rules. If a time comes when I'm not comfortable with the rules, I leave. That said, in the spirit of offering opinions: As far as the personal insults thing goes, n...
by Mikedunford
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: FEMA Camp 7½
Topic: Jeffrey's Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 2004

Re: Jeffrey's Thread

So whether he stays in the FEMA Camp or not is a question of supreme indifference to me; he's dead to me either way. I'm fine with Foogie sussing out a workable, even-handed policy, regardless of the person/people involved. This particular person? Still on my ignore list. It's Foggy's playground. I...
by Mikedunford
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: FEMA Camp 7½
Topic: Jeffrey's Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 2004

Re: Jeffrey's Thread

I'm going to be blunt. Jeffrey said, in the context of the Charlottesville events, that the problem was the factions of the left using violence against peaceful protestors. This was not an isolated statement out of context, but came after other comments including a post in which he justified the use...
by Mikedunford
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Replies: 75
Views: 1557

Re: Hillary Rodham Clinton

So you kept going to policy solutions and you're saying you should have given a more emotional response? Well, I think a more emotional response, but honest. Not like we're going to bring back coal. Not like we're going to build a wall to keep Mexicans out. Not like that, but more of a connection e...
by Mikedunford
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Americans know literally nothing about the Constitution
Replies: 42
Views: 759

Re: Americans know literally nothing about the Constitution

This very clearly demonstrates that Americans do not use the language used by lawyers. "First Amendment," beloved as it might be to the cognoscenti, is not nearly as well known as "freedom of speech," "freedom of religion," A question "Do Americans have a Constitutional right to freedom of speech" ...
by Mikedunford
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Replies: 75
Views: 1557

Re: Hillary Rodham Clinton

As the result of a recent personal event, I've heard the term "perfect storm" a lot lately - it's been used, semi-appropriately, to describe a situation in which a whole lot of small factors added together in ways that greatly magnified the ultimate end product. I hate the phrase "perfect storm," by...
by Mikedunford
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Phil Berg
Topic: LIBERI, et al. v TAITZ, et al. (C.D. CA)
Replies: 2956
Views: 124604

Re: LIBERI, et al. v TAITZ, et al. (C.D. CA)

The judge has, perhaps, more patience than is reasonably prudent under the circumstances. There is an order that he can enter that might work to bring the case to an effective close: Proceedings: [IN CHAMBERS] ORDER REGARDING VARIOUS LETTERS AND FILINGS This Court would like to honor Federal Rule of...
by Mikedunford
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Monkey has no rights to his selfie photo
Replies: 19
Views: 389

Re: Monkey has no rights to his selfie photo

The question of whether or not the monkey owned copyright was, even from a hardcore copyright law geek perspective, the least interesting aspect of the whole monkey selfie case. The interesting questions were purely ones involving the use of semi-autonomous or autonomous agents to create art. I hop...
by Mikedunford
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Monkey has no rights to his selfie photo
Replies: 19
Views: 389

Re: Monkey has no rights to his selfie photo

Let's be accurate here. The topic title should be: PETA has no right to monkey selfie photo Because that was what this was about. PETA sued on Naruto's behalf to establish the rights of animals to copyrights. The next step of course is who or what would control those rights on behalf of the animal....
by Mikedunford
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Monkey has no rights to his selfie photo
Replies: 19
Views: 389

Re: Monkey has no rights to his selfie photo

voxpopuluxe wrote:It is said that an infinite number of monkeys with camera phones would almost surely reinvent Facebook.
Reinvent???
by Mikedunford
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Earthquake!
Replies: 304
Views: 28486

Re: Earthquake!

Wowser. According to this, it was felt in Dallas TX. The Daily Dot : From Central America to Texas, videos show Mexico’s magnitude 8.1 earthquake Technically, according to the article, someone in Dallas reported feeling the quake. Which is not necessarily the same thing as "it was felt" in Dallas. ...
by Mikedunford
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Hurricane Harvey - Category 4 Hurricane in Texas, Louisiana
Replies: 654
Views: 10892

Re: Hurricane Harvey - Category 4 Hurricane in Texas, Louisiana

Agreed. It's a big Twinkie. As in, "Tell him about the Twinkie"?!!! :eek2: As in bigger than that Twinkie. As in, "take a big chunk of Yellowstone, drop it a mile down into a lake of molten rock, blow it all up, and distribute the ash across the entire midwest." As in, " the Richter Scale gets turn...
by Mikedunford
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: (More) First amendment question(s)
Replies: 24
Views: 571

Re: First amendment question

Maybenaut wrote:According to this report, the students in the picture were members of the football team.

If that's true, and the discipline involved only their participation in sports, I doubt the school crossed any line.
The discipline was reportedly a 9-day suspension.
by Mikedunford
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: (More) First amendment question(s)
Replies: 24
Views: 571

Re: First amendment question

The more I look at and think about this, the more I think the school probably overstepped. Here's the rough outline of my reasoning at the moment: 1: The photo would be, outside the school context, an expression protected under the First Amendment. Therefore, the students can only be disciplined if ...
by Mikedunford
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: (More) First amendment question(s)
Replies: 24
Views: 571

Re: First amendment question

My gut instinct is that the school overstepped and violated the students' rights, but it's a really close call. I think I'll sleep on it before I try a full analysis.
by Mikedunford
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: (There is No) Trump Agenda in Congress
Replies: 257
Views: 8990

Re: (There is No) Trump Agenda in Congress

WaPo Trump sides with Democrats on debt ceiling, throwing Republican plans into chaos President Trump confounded leaders from his own party on Wednesday by siding with Democrats on plans to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling, upending negotiations on a variety of crucial policy areas th...
by Mikedunford
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Orly Taitz
Topic: Taitz v. Johnson (I & II) (and Texas v. Obama) (S.D. Tex., 5th Cir., SCOTUS)
Replies: 5175
Views: 248102

Re: Taitz v. Johnson (I & II) (and Texas v. Obama) (S.D. Tex., 5th Cir., SCOTUS)

TollandRCR wrote:Is that word mute or moot?
In English, moot. In Orly, mute.
by Mikedunford
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Larry Klayman
Replies: 2215
Views: 126347

Re: Larry Klayman

A question comes to mind: how does one go about serving a non-organization like antifa?
by Mikedunford
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Replies: 75
Views: 1557

Re: Hillary Rodham Clinton

FFS.

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