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One thing I neglected to mention about TX. So we went to dinner at some of wifing unit's friends' house. They're great people, but one thing is kind of odd: they're into Aleister Crowley and Kabbalah and other such things, which is just kind of weird. I really don't get the attraction. Also, I saw on the shelf that they only had the first Dune book. Are they only into the first Dune book, or did they read them all but not get the others, or what? I've only read the first book, I love it, but I've been wary of going further because I've heard mixed reviews and I'm really very happy with the first book.

So far, tonight's protests in Ferguson seem to indicate that police being nice gets better results than police dressing like they're going to nuke you from orbit. Also, use of tear gas in war is forbidden by the Geneva Convention, perhaps it's time to get rid of it for domestic crowd control, too.

Also: Rep Steve King is a shtihead. www.salon.com/2014/08/14/republican_congressman_says_the_ferguson_pd_cant_be_racially_profiling_because_everyone_there_is_black/

More about Steve King: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/iowa-politics-insider/2014/08/14/steve-king-newsmax-ferguson-african-americans/14059461/?sf29817856=1

Right now: listening to an Allman Brothers album: Eat a Peach.

More: apparently somebody quit jorb while wifing unit was gone, so until they get more staff, they're working six days per week. Which shouldn't be for too long. But, still. Hopefully she gets a different gig on a moderate-term time scale.

Other people who are shitheads: Matt Walsh. It's one thing to be a tone-deaf conservative without nuance, another to be one with no uncertainty. He has a severe lack of empathy and understanding of the nuances of any other position. And he's a dickhead.

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hey, peter... what's happening? by the mariner (4.00 / 7) #1 Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 12:12:22 AM EST
uh, i'm gonna need you to go ahead and come in tomorrow. so if you could be here around 9 o'clock, that would be great.

oh, i almost forgot, i'm going to need you to go ahead and come in on sunday too, k? we, uh, lost some people this week and we sorta need to play catch up.

inorite? by gzt (4.00 / 2) #2 Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 12:15:50 AM EST
these TPS reports, man.

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tear gas and the geneva convention by bobdole (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 03:29:35 AM EST
the chemical weapons convention (which is what you refer to) does ban it as a weapon, but not as a form of riot control. Nor does it specifically ban CS (and related 'tear gas'), it bans the use of gas as a weapon. Not for other purposes.
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Concur. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 04:52:41 AM EST
http://www.icrc.org/customary-ihl/eng/docs/v2_cha_chapter24_rule75

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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I really don't get the attraction. by gmd (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 03:32:40 AM EST
 For some it's an excuse to have lots of bizarre ritualistic sex.

for others, it's a way of projecting their "will" onto the world.

point is it may seem like mumbo jumbo, but it actually works if you can be bothered to put in the massive amounts of effort required. And don't mind risking your sanity.


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It's okay to stop at Dune. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 2) #6 Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 04:54:40 AM EST
Beyond that lies madness.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

The second and third ones are good by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 07:58:01 AM EST
the fourth is okay, beyond that it's just a way for the son to avoid honest work.


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Aleister Crowley changed my life. by dark nowhere (4.00 / 1) #7 Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 05:22:59 AM EST
I mean now I start laughing whenever I see someone with their fists up by their cheeks. It happens more often than you'd think, and you wouldn't really notice so much unless, well...

it`s a p....

Chill out, snowflake.

Matt Walsh by yankeehack (4.00 / 1) #9 Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 11:28:33 AM EST
could learn a thing or two from the fine people at adequacy.org.

Some person who I follow keeps retweeting his fresh steaming turds into my timeline like the "You accepted militarized police in Boston!" tweet. Oh come on dude.
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB

Fourth Amendment rights going out by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #10 Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 01:14:07 PM EST
the window, vis-a-vis warrantless house searches, is what was wrongly accepted in Boston.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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There's a long precedent by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 01:23:53 PM EST
way back in 1977, a Deputy was shot in our town and the suspect got away while his partner was tending to him.

As you can imagine, an overwhelming response ensued, including four helicopters, bloodhounds and mounties. Some of the police went door to door, searching houses. Our house got searched, too.

I don't know if this was considered a case of hot pursuit, or people agreeing to unwarranted searches.


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I wonder if anyone refused permisson. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #13 Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 07:07:09 PM EST
I doubt it. Different mindset back then.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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Crowley and Alternative Reliogion by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #12 Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 07:51:26 AM EST
 Did that in college. 




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