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  • Aug 09, 2019 @ 11:17am

    To borrow your use of suicide-by-claymore:
    Printed on front of SFPD claymore mines

    Either the SFPD didn't read this simple instruction.... Or they read it and had a temproary moment of clarity.

  • Jun 25, 2019 @ 12:30pm

    Wait... isn’t section 230 used as a defense against ILLEGAL content hosted by sites like Facebook, from being used to sue them? By claiming they are not protected by it because HE posted it, is like saying he can post child pornography to Facebook then sue Facebook for trafficking in child pornography.

    Isn’t it?

  • May 30, 2019 @ 12:43pm

    Re: Re:

    I'd wager that most of the "drunk trump" videos are labeled as such either in the title or description, or are shown in a known satire show (Jimmy Kimmel). The problem with Nancy's this video was the promotion of it with no mention of it being parody or satire, and promoted by a major news station that really ought to know better. I'm in favor of leaving it up, but label it as it should be: perfectly legal satire for comedy purposes only. If you want to be on record as a US President that makes fun of opponents in this way (by, say, retweeting the video on your account) then by all means, do so. Just be aware that we will judge you for doing so.

  • May 30, 2019 @ 10:40am

    If we had to take down anything that was false, our TV channels would be filled with nothing but infomercials ("this knife cuts!"), documentaries ("penguins are an animal!"), weather ("the temperature of the air surrounding our thermometer is exactly..."), and news ("A thing happened today...").

    Say goodbye to movies, drama shows, action shows, investigator shows, and "reality" TV.

  • Dec 28, 2018 @ 12:49pm

    This story is even worse if we assume the school is the one lying about this, and got the government to crack down on someone saying the truth.

    We can't punish this type of speech, because the possibility that we punish it when the citizen is IN THE RIGHT is just so disturbing.

  • Dec 19, 2018 @ 12:28pm

    Got it too

    Had this happen to me as well once I came back from out of town. Loaded up my usual daily blogs, and half of them or so loaded this page, while the other half seemed to run a bit slow.

    What's odd is that it doesn't block all traffic, as some big name sites (google, yahoo, etc) still work, but most minor sites load the "ad".

    I'd gotten this before when I downloaded some... less than legal audiobooks once. Same method done as here, where most sites are down and showing a notice from the ISP.

  • Aug 17, 2018 @ 06:54am

    We called to see if we could get a discount on our 50/3 internet service, for which we pay close to $80 a month for. They counter offered to raise our bill by $20 to give us 80/40. Ooh, and we get to buy a new modem and pay 60 to have a guy change a wire too!

  • Aug 01, 2018 @ 10:31am

    Re: Re: Only Regulation Will Bust Silicon Valley's Progressive Racket

    Wait, this is censoring? Having search results (accidentally) NOT auto-complete for you is censorship? If you are such a bastion of free open speech regardless of the content, then I presume you against google censoring auto-complete results for movie search results?

  • Jul 18, 2018 @ 10:44am

    Right vs Action

    You'd think that Republicans would know the difference between having a right, and to (or choosing not to) act upon that right. The very same people that argue loudly that everyone has the right to hold guns and use them, while claiming they don't actually need to use them.

    Ugh, I think that sounded better inside my head. Anyway, I guess I'm just trying to point out that just because someone has the RIGHT to do something you hate, doesn't mean they will do so. The whole point of our freedoms is the right to do a lot of things, and the moral recerves to NOT act upon them.

  • Jun 14, 2018 @ 02:06pm


    It's possible to call out something as partisan (when it doesn't need to be), while not being partisan themselves.

    Sounds like you just wanted to copy/paste your "tribalism = bad!" post to sound smart and superior.

  • May 24, 2018 @ 07:39am

    "And given his laundry list of past employment for companies ranging from Uber and Equifax, he's going to have to recuse himself from a long list of decisions at the FTC, which also doesn't make him a particularly compelling hire."

    *deep breath*

  • Mar 28, 2018 @ 10:17am

    Cable Company Opposition

    Wait, cable companies are against something, claiming it will hurt competition and harm consumers? Must be a good thing that we should DEFINITELY implement.

    Darn it. And here I thought we could consistently vote for our best interests if we just did what these companies claim would be bad for us.

  • Mar 12, 2018 @ 08:51pm

    I may have to be devils advocate here...

    But I sort of agree with the DA here. Now now, hold on, let me explain.

    As sad as this is for the person, they were committing a crime. Just because the crime was exposed by the commission of another crime (that of the cops) doesn't get you off the hook. There is a reason for seat belt and child restraint laws so that in cases of accidents in which you are not at fault, the damage is minimized. You can't just try to get away with contributing to someone's death by not wearing a seat belt, and telling the cop that YOU hadn't planned on being in an accident thus needing the seat belt.

    Similarly here, she contributed to the death by not restraining a child according to law. I'm not happy that the cop is allowed time to recover, get things settled, THEN be investigated for his actions. But the other half is just as responsible for laws they broke too.

    The idea is that if everyone followed laws, there might not be a need for seat belt laws (much less accidents). Seat belt laws are there to help minimize damage dealt when an accident happens, likely (as it was here) as a result of someone speeding.

  • Mar 07, 2018 @ 08:18am

    Re: Insular wordings

    Strange, I red the article, and I didn't notice any text that derides people that fall for this poll. Instead, they get - admittedly - really angry at the creators of the poll, but I felt it was because it is a really underhanded tactic. It seems that people are getting much more blatant about their attempts to steer people towards a specific opinion in polls. If they don't care about actual scientific presentation of facts, why should their opponents be polite about it?

  • Mar 07, 2018 @ 08:13am

    Poll rephrased

    1. Won't someone PLEASE think of the children?
    2. Won't someone PLEASE think of the children?
    3. Won't someone PLEASE think of the children?
    4. Won't someone PLEASE think of the children?
    5. Won't someone PLEASE think of the children?
    6. Won't someone PLEASE think of the children?
    7. Won't someone PLEASE think of the children?
    8. Won't someone PLEASE think of the children?
    Huh, everyone said yes to every question. Put out a press release: "There is 100% support for SESTA!"

  • Jun 22, 2017 @ 11:15am

    They want all paperwork?


    San Diego Comic Con was demanding that we cough up every document we have that even mentions San Diego Comic Con

    You should have sent them a copy of the Deseret News.

  • Feb 23, 2017 @ 04:28pm

    "The agents, who were in contact with him for five months, provided him with money and rides home from work as he dealt with the personal fallout of an unrelated arrest stemming from an altercation at a local grocery store."

    This may sound strange, but can we devote more FBI resources to basic neighborhood care, such as rides to/from work for ex-cons and financial support? Perhaps if we did that more, people in this country wouldn't feel that a one-way ticket to martyr town is their only choice.

  • Feb 10, 2017 @ 02:52pm

    If you make shooting cops a crime, only criminals will shoot cops.

  • Feb 08, 2017 @ 07:08pm

    You know, they used to have these versions of the game that were free. It didn't contain updates, nor all the content of the finished game. Used to be released weeks or even months in advance of a game release.

    Funcom missed a great opportunity to call it a demo and reap the rewards of releasing one.

  • Jan 12, 2017 @ 05:58am

    This is brilliant. Let's give internet trolls that have no problem disrupting public computer systems a free troll card to screw with wi-fi. I'm sure that can't go wrong.... "What, I can't visit my local hospital?"

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