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So wait, pepper spray cop's job has already been outsourced?
 
"The Indian city of Lucknow made headlines last week by announcing its intention to weaponize drones for use against protesters. But a South African company called Desert Wolf says that it has already sold weaponized multi-rotor drones to governments around the world, as well as an international mining house, for crowd control purposes."

"Called the Skunk Riot Control Copter, the device is equipped with four compressed air guns each capable of firing twenty rounds per second, giving the drone a maximum firing rate of eighty rounds per second."
The Indian city of Lucknow made headlines last week by announcing its intention to weaponize drones for use against protesters.  But a South African company called Desert Wolf says that it has already sold weaponized multi-rotor drones to governments around the world, as well as an international mining house, for crowd control purposes. Called the Skunk Riot Control Copter, the device is equipped with four compressed air guns each capable of f...
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I've often thought black paint ball guns would be fantastic -- blot out the visual system...
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Oh well now that that is settled... 

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It's settled then (/me tugs the forelock in the presence of his betters):

"On Monday, industrialist David Koch told a group of donors that he and his brother Charles want Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) to be the GOP's presidential nominee, Nick Confessore of the New York Times reports..."
This is the first time they've expressed a preference for one candidate.
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Walker is a ruthless campaigner, an effective money-raiser (who's never yet been indicted, though he's had some close calls), and he rides  a 2003 Harley Davidson Road King. He hates unions. He hates gays. He hates immigrants. He hates women. He won (the only time this has happened) his recall election by more votes than he won office in the first place. And he wrote a book about it, that positions him as "unintimidated.' Somewhat nightmarishly, this makes him highly electable in modern America and a real threat to a candidate with Clinton's PR weaknesses. 
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Because it doesn't make sense. Why would anyone propose legislation that would revictimize someone for the next 18 years or maybe the rest of their lives? That's a wretched thing to do. The only thing I can think of is that they're inserting biblical law into civil law, as in a rapist has to marry his victim in, I think, Leviticus. 
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+Danielle Armstrong you can get the 10% THC weed if you sign a two year contract, but they don't tell you it's only 1% THC if you watch movies. :D
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ARRRRGH!
 
Tell the U.S. Forest Service to immediately halt Nestlé’s illegal water withdrawal during California’s drought. Nestlé is extracting water and making millions in profit even though its permit to do so expired over 27 years ago.
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That's Nestlé for you.... powdered milk supplements to African children (as the water is infected many deaths)... taking employees pensions when they take over a company (Rowntrees)... all par for the course.
I don't knowingly buy anything they make.
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Oh, this is very nice to see. More, please. Much, much, much more.
 
In an unprecedented act, Catholics are saying they've had enough of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, whose preachings they say are more like persecutions.
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+Bob Lai i would be astonished if any of the teachers are unionized.
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The fuck  you do to half rip someone's head off in a half an  hour?

#policestate
 
He was arrested without force. Then he was in police custody for half an hour. Then his head was 80% detached from his shoulders.

Who gives a shit if he was arrested without force?

You don't get a cookie for putting him in the van nice and pleasant, then breaking his fucking head off once nobody can see what you're doing.

Oh, and the police still haven't explained made up the reason they stopped the guy they murdered in the first place. They did say he was carrying a switchblade, possibly the most heinous crime you could imagine in 1954.

Man, in a couple more years, the police are just gonna be wingin' black dude's heads out the window of their cruisers, and sending the rest of the body in pieces to the grieving mothers. Nobody is stopping them, and they are escalating their attacks.

You stand a better chance smoking a joint and skinny dipping in Crystal Lake than you do walking the streets of any city while black.

#negativeinteractionwithlawenforcement   #afewbadapples   #murder   #innercityethniccleansing   
Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died Sunday after suffering critical injuries while in police custody, was arrested last week “without force or incident” for possessing a switchblade knife, according to police documents obtained by the Baltimore Sun.
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+Woozle Hypertwin I've spent enough time living outside of "civilised" (i.e. more densely populated) areas that I have precisely zero faith in humanity... and more respect for redneck knee jerk justice, than I have for fucking gravity... and I climb.
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Yep. You can't  have it both ways, asshole.
 
Hypocrisy alert! How can you tout small government and personal liberty, but then take away major choices that have a huge impact women’s lives?
"One of the main roles government has is to restrict us from harming another individual," Paul told a conservative crowd on Thursday. ;
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Rand Paul is saying whatever it takes to get Republicans to vote for him.  It is that simple.
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Ooh. I wonder how scalable this is.
 
A group of Mexican engineers from the Jhostoblak Corporate created technology to recover and purify seawater or wastewater from households, hotels, hospitals, commercial and industrial facilities, regardless of the content of pollutants and microorganisms in just 2.5 minutes.
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Interesting. Kind of hard to figure out what the novel part of this really is, or what the "2.5 minutes" time means: is that the latency between water ingress and egress, or something else? (I can't say that latency has ever been my top concern in wastewater treatment; it's much more about the bandwidth)
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You know this is a very interesting and well written article and covers a lot of ground -- but he didn't manage to address my very first reaction to it, which I thought was odd.

My reaction -- and mind you I'm not a strict monogamist -- is that I would find it hard to share a partner like that. And astonishingly, though he covers a wide range of very thoughtful topics, he didn't manage touch on that.

But go read it, lots of good food for thought.

This was in my stream a couple days ago, but I've been AFK and don't see its original share anymore :-/
Why Do You Hate Porn Stars? What Is It About Us that You Don't Like?
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...playing a game of soccer with  your friends and neighbors then going to watch the world cup... ;)
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Have a little zen cat.

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A convexer, cuddlier version of Picasso's bull?
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Unconscionable. Hold them all accountable.

#police #policestate
 
Tulsa deputies ordered to falsify records of 'reserve deputy' who shot and killed Eric Harris http://trib.al/UdaOTDB
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The corruption just gets corrupter and corrupter.
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IF YOU ARE CONFUSED AS TO WHO I AM, THIS IS BROWNEYEDGIRL65, AKA BEG, BEG65, etc, AS KNOWN ON LIVEJOURNAL, DISQUS, TWITTER, PINBOARD.IN, AND MY BLOG, WHATSTHATYOUSAID.NET

I can be reached at gmail via the above handle.

I am also the author of the Palindrome Prayer :-) (-:

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“Dawn take you all, and be stone to you!”For just at that moment the light came over the hill, and there was a mighty twitter in the branches. William never spoke for he stood turned to stone as he stooped; and Bert and Tom were stuck like rocks as they looked at him. And there they stand to this day, all alone, unless the birds perch on them; for trolls, as you probably know, must be underground before dawn, or they go back to the stuff of the mountains they are made of, and never move again. (“The Hobbit,” J.R.R. Tolkien)

But I'll never be convinced to except except for accept, accept I get a really good explanation. (Me)

Most people don't even know what sysadmins do, but trust me, if they all took a lunch break at the same time they wouldn't make it to the deli before you ran out of bullets protecting your canned goods from roving bands of mutants. (Peter Welch, Programming Sucks)

Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.  (Woody Guthrie)

California scent with a hint of sanity.
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Farpotshket (yiddish): Something that is all fouled up, especially as the result of attempts to fix it; repeatedly making something worse while trying to fix it.

"I know CNN has taken some knocks lately, but the fact is I admire their commitment to cover all sides of a story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate." (Barack Obama, April 2013)

"And on the third day, the skies darkened, and a swarm of assholes descended from the clouds; and not a person could withstand them, but they were covered in the filth of the Internet."  (+Yonatan Zunger , 13 Apr 2013) 

"I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it." (John Stuart Mill, 1866)

"Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay." (Robert Frost)

"Few things are stronger than
The mind's need for diverse
Experience.
I am glad
Not many men or women can remain
Faithful lovers to the unreal." (The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master)

"wine; talk; touch; unzip; touch; strip; gasp; finger; gasp; mount; fsck; more; yes; gasp; umount; make clean; sleep" (Unix)

They are facing not a theory but a condition, for that they are first, last and all the time the people of the eye. (George Veditz, 1910)

"Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins." (Carlos Santana)

"Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway."  (Andrew S. Tanenbaum)

"I don’t understand people who dislike reading because I think all that free time means they’re up to no good." (frau sally benz on the 'net)

"Solitude is impractical and yet society is fatal." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." (Plato)

"It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain." (Francis Maude)

"If I Said The Sky Was Blue, They Would Say No." (President Obama)

Honi soit qui mal y pense.

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” (James D. Miles)

The Oxford philosopher JL Austin once observed in a lecture that in English a double negative implied a positive meaning, whereas no language had been found in which a double positive implied a negative meaning. To which Sidney Morgenbesser responded in a dismissive tone, "Yeah, yeah."

"People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as 'parasites' fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without appearing as a burden. Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society." (Jason Read)

"But that's -- I'm sorry, but that's completely ridiculous! How can I possibly prove it doesn't exist? Do you expect me to get hold of -- of all the pebbles in the world and test them? I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!" (Hermione Granger)

To put it another way: The First Amendment guarantees a right to speech. It does not guarantee a right to respect. (+John Scalzi)

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. (T. S. Eliot)

A well educated and organized citizenry being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and use the Internet shall not be infringed. (+David Landry)

The truth is that male religious leaders have had -- and still have -- an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women.  They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter.  Their continuing choice provides the foundation or justification for much of the pervasive persecution and abuse of women throughout the world.  (Jimmy Carter)

The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley
(Robert Burns)

What I like about April Fool’s Day: One day a year we’re asking whether news stories are true. It should be all 365. (Prentiss Riddle, April 1, 2008 @pzriddle)

He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me. (Thomas Jefferson)

Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with.  (Drew Sirtors)

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. (Albert Camus)

I am the light that shines over all things. I am everything. From me all came forth, and to me all return. Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift a stone, and you will find me there. (Gospel of Thomas)

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.  (Mark Twain)
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