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Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 September 2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By ASL
Devil So you’re saying nothing’s changed? ;)

So you’re saying nothing’s changed? ;)
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 September 2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By ASL
Devil One example of "de-platforming" gone wrong, IMHO,...

One example of "de-platforming" gone wrong, IMHO, was when Brandeis University rescinded its offer of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the grounds that she was "islomophobic." Allah forbid we...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 September 2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By ASL
It's interesting that the international community...

It's interesting that the international community is not nearly as loud in supporting Ms. Manning now that she’s out (and wishes to visit other countries) as they were when she was facing justice...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 September 2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By ASL
Devil I wouldn’t say they “considered it” a whole...

I wouldn’t say they “considered it” a whole number so much as they lacked both our tendency towards precision in measurements (although of course there were exceptions amongst people who actually...
Forum: Police Blotter 15 September 2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,590
Posted By ASL
I don’t see anything that indicates the adequacy...

I don’t see anything that indicates the adequacy of the warning is even a factor. She didn’t have a right to be there and Texas self-defense law seems to require an actual right to be present, not a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 September 2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By ASL
Vanishing I guess I’d want to know who they kept and who...

I guess I’d want to know who they kept and who they added before I decide to care.
Forum: Rantidote 15 September 2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,552
Posted By ASL
Mister Ed I’ve often felt the Guernica was one of the few...

I’ve often felt the Guernica was one of the few acceptable applications of cubism. The style is grotesque, but, for once, so is the subject matter. Not that I know much about art beyond what I like...
Forum: Police Blotter 15 September 2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,590
Posted By ASL
Devil But will you draw down on them like the right...

But will you draw down on them like the right wing nut job you are?
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 September 2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By ASL
Ponder Other possibilities may include a failure to do...

Other possibilities may include a failure to do maintenance on those relief valves, or improperly overriding the reliefs ("gagging" them) to isolate the valves for maintenance. Failing to restore...
Forum: Police Blotter 14 September 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,590
Posted By ASL
Teacher Unlocked!=open. Although some, people might use...

Unlocked!=open. Although some, people might use "open" to mean unlocked (like calling out "it’s open!" to a knock) the article I read (from the Dallas Morning News) specifically used unlocked, which...
Forum: Police Blotter 14 September 2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,590
Posted By ASL
Alarm, all I can say is it was a close-quarters...

Alarm, all I can say is it was a close-quarters situation and I think we have different perspectives on how quickly an unarmed person can turn into an armed one when confronted with an indecisive...
Forum: Police Blotter 14 September 2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,590
Posted By ASL
Ponder Alarm, would you say that based on her "elite"...

Alarm, would you say that based on her "elite" status (a word which I also believe is overused, even for units—some people might even consider merely being on a big-city police force "elite"), you...
Forum: Rantidote 14 September 2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 114,831
Posted By ASL
Ponder What’s wrong with holding the belief, within the...

What’s wrong with holding the belief, within the MCU and for viewers of the MCU commenting on his role in the MCU, to say that Thor is an alien worshipped as a god?

That doesn’t even necessarily...
Forum: Police Blotter 13 September 2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,590
Posted By ASL
Military This, rather than “training”, is where I would...

This, rather than “training”, is where I would think the department’s role in this (and by extension, its area for improvement going forward) lies.

Maybe I’m sensitive because, having been in...
Forum: Police Blotter 13 September 2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,590
Posted By ASL
Police What about not trained (and understandably so) to...

What about not trained (and understandably so) to handle the given situation? What about properly trained, but failed to act according to training?
Forum: Hurricane Katrina 13 September 2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 407
Posted By ASL
Teacher No, I was facetiously responding to you as a...

No, I was facetiously responding to you as a resident of the tidewater region, what with your decrying whatshisname's decrees that we all be spared. I was jokingly implying that you’re saying that...
Forum: Hurricane Katrina 13 September 2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 407
Posted By ASL
Icon215 What do you have against the tidewater region, TL?

What do you have against the tidewater region, TL?
Forum: Police Blotter 13 September 2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,590
Posted By ASL
Ponder I think I remember eye witness reports that...

I think I remember eye witness reports that Michael Brown had his hands up. Which is not to say that it’s not true, much less deliberately false, but that eye witness reports are often mistaken for a...
Forum: Crash and Burn 13 September 2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By ASL
Airplane Why? It’s a well known fact that all children,...

Why? It’s a well known fact that all children, except one, grow up.
Forum: Politics 11 September 2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By ASL
I suspect it refers to frozen assets released as...

I suspect it refers to frozen assets released as part of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. The money was never the US's to use, just to hold in keeping with sanctions up until that time.
Forum: SLC 10 September 2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 20,574
Posted By ASL
Icon108 Photons, naturally.

Photons, naturally.
Forum: SLC 09 September 2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 90,732
Posted By ASL
And of course when I say "satirical publication"...

And of course when I say "satirical publication" I mean to say that the specific event never really happened, but rather uses hyperbole and fiction to convey the darker side to those stories where...
Forum: Police Blotter 09 September 2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,590
Posted By ASL
Reading Having read the events according to the...

Having read the events according to the interpretation "most favorable" to Hughes (definitely had a knife, definitely did not respond to commands to drop the knife, definitely started towards another...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 September 2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,155
Posted By ASL
Icon401 Sure, but the author isn’t always entitled to...

Sure, but the author isn’t always entitled to remain anyonymous while also using a major news organization as an outlet. If a newspaper or other outlet falls back on anynmous sources, particularly...
Forum: Police Blotter 09 September 2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,590
Posted By ASL
Icon95 How about exhausted after a long day? I’ll dig up...

How about exhausted after a long day? I’ll dig up some studies if you want, but being tired can be like being drunk. How long was her shift and how much had she slept before?

As for not...
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