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by johno
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis
Replies: 57
Views: 494

Re: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis

You think of it as protecting the "guy who maybe did it" ... It's a big step forward in civilization to try the accused. To refrain from immediate justice in favor of testing the truth. And to have the luxury of the time & wealth to indulge in such lengthy affairs. Subsistence civilizations can't a...
by johno
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis
Replies: 57
Views: 494

Re: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis

I'll spend only 5 more minutes on this. You can have the last word. 1 - I haven't seen any video* that shows direct threats made toward the McCloskeys or people moving toward them in a threatening manner. If you have other video, can I see a link? I saw people marching down the street chanting and y...
by johno
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis
Replies: 57
Views: 494

Re: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis

Benny, IMO it boils down to whether the "protesters" presented a reasonable threat. It would be a legalistic argument to reach for trespassing & the Castle Doctrine if the trespassers were merely marching past the McCloskeys and chanting. BUT if they were threatening them, it's a different story. Th...
by johno
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis
Replies: 57
Views: 494

Re: Excellent discussion of the McCloskey firearm prosecution in St Louis

I'm a fan of the Second Amendment. Also a fan of the "reasonable person" standard. I saw video of the McCloskeys pointing their guns in a way that could be considered threatening; but the video didn't show the behavior of protesters/trespassers that conveyed a threat beyond walking down the sidewalk...
by johno
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What to make of the election?
Replies: 794
Views: 29146

Re: What to make of the election?

The Trump administration has taken a far, far harder line with Putin's Russia than Obama ever did. How do you reconcile that with your theory? Increasing US production of natural gas, depressing the price of Russia's primary income source Discouraging Germany's pipeline from Russia Providing lethal...
by johno
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What to make of the election?
Replies: 794
Views: 29146

Re: What to make of the election?

Joe is playing 3D Checkers: Kamala gives him a lock on California.
by johno
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: UAE-Israel Normalize Ties
Replies: 22
Views: 640

Re: UAE-Israel Normalize Ties

Fat Cat wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:57 pm
The deal was brokered by President Trump...
First smashing the ISIS caliphate.
Then silencing North Korea's ICBM "tests" aimed at the US.
Now this.

What will this Fascist Warmonger do next?
by johno
Sun May 03, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Seeahill: once more into the fray
Replies: 45
Views: 1960

Re: Seeahill: once more into the fray

LOL Give yourself a break, Tim.

Might I suggest the "Barkley Marathon"? Fifteen have finished since 1995.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barkley_Marathons
by johno
Sun May 03, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Seeahill: once more into the fray
Replies: 45
Views: 1960

Re: Seeahill: once more into the fray

And I'll bet old Ed is built like a twig. You are not, so don't get crazy on this. You'll hurt yourself. It sounds like hiking is serving you well, but that's not scaleable to running marathons. *** What have you learned about improving/maintaining balance? I know you were exploring things in that r...
by johno
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: My State Has Gone Full Fucking Clownship
Replies: 150
Views: 6532

Re: My State Has Gone Full Fucking Clownship

My only point is that there are costs to the disease and costs to the cure. So far the US has come up with imperfect, but hopefully effective, disease mitigation plans. Pretty soon, with more testing, we'll probably be able to game out scenarios for the cost of the disease. I agree. At some point t...
by johno
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Alright MOFOs, let's get constructive
Replies: 30
Views: 1933

Re: Alright MOFOs, let's get constructive

nafod wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:26 pm
Grandpa's Spells wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:31 am
It sounds like the GOP is pushing for $500B payroll tax cut, which will do nothing...
Everybody can see through that one. Reducing taxes on a 0$ paycheck is nuts.

What are you morons promoting? That businesses closing will have the greatest impact on those who already didn't have a job?
by johno
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 102
Views: 19658

Re: Jordan Peterson

Sangoma wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:02 pm
Kindness and compassion is what may save the world (aggression and crusades already haven't), and that's what Peterson was lacking in his life teachings.
You must be thinking of a different Jordan Peterson.
by johno
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 102
Views: 19658

Re: Jordan Peterson

The hostility toward Peterson puzzles me. IMO Peterson's fundamental message is to make the most of your life, to expect obstacles along the way and to take them as best you can. Each of us is on our individual hero's journey. What agitates such hate? ***** Or is it that "hierarchies happen"? Seems ...
by johno
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Wu Flu
Replies: 1001
Views: 29829

Re: Wu Flu

nafod wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:26 am
One of the original doctors died from it. He was only 34 years old, not some geezer with a bunch of preexisting conditions.

Given his Whistleblower status, and his youth & health, he probably was Epsteined.
by johno
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: So about this "MAGA" attack on the Empire actor
Replies: 98
Views: 9490

Re: So about this "MAGA" attack on the Empire actor

I feel like prosecutors could have offered him a deal..... "Dave Chappelle is going to do 5 minutes on you on his next Netflix special and destroy your career. Or you can do do 3 months in Cook County." Juicy: "I'll take the three months." Why not both? Seriously, false accusations of crimes deserv...
by johno
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: MAGA: Make Architecture Great Again
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: MAGA: Make Architecture Great Again

Fat Cat wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:35 pm
the founding fathers embraced the classical models of “democratic Athens” and “republican Rome” for the capital’s early buildings because the style symbolized the new nation’s “self-governing ideals” [/size][/b].
I'm no architecture expert, but I'm pretty sure this^ is true.
by johno
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What to make of the election?
Replies: 794
Views: 29146

Re: What to make of the election?

nafod wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:59 pm

So where's are the hard proof?

Maybe you've heard of this thing called an "investigation"? It's this thing that the Executive Branch is empowered to do. Or not do.
by johno
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What to make of the election?
Replies: 794
Views: 29146

Re: What to make of the election?

We both know what was going on here, it's obvious beyond obvious. I think you're mired in "Orange Man Bad" confirmation bias. And I question your apparent superpower to mind read the President. Back to the governing principle: "When the President's actions benefit BOTH the country AND his political...
by johno
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What to make of the election?
Replies: 794
Views: 29146

Re: What to make of the election?

Trump never asked for an investigation of Biden. He asked Ukraine to announce one. From the transcript of the July 25 call: "There's a lot of talk about Biden's son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that, so whatever you can do with the Attorney General ...
by johno
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What to make of the election?
Replies: 794
Views: 29146

Re: What to make of the election?

His defense has argued that he basically can't do anything impeachable, and that is the reason for acquitting him, having given up on the "He didn't do it" defense. Almost. The defense is, "When the President's actions benefit BOTH the country AND his political future, then such action is proper." ...
by johno
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 605
Views: 118021

Re: Right now I'm reading

Fat Cat wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:44 am
The Empire of the Summer Moon now about the history of the Comancheria, will report back.
A fascinating read. And a good antidote to the noble savage myth. Those fuckers were the Hells Angels of Oklahoma-Texas.
by johno
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: 72 Virgins for Qasem Soleimani
Replies: 79
Views: 4611

Re: 72 Virgins for Qasem Soleimani

It do for me: Mr Trump, after the strike, told associates he was under pressure to deal with Gen. Soleimani from GOP senators he views as important supporters in his coming impeachment trial in the Senate, associates said. For perspective, the WSJ broke the Ukraine phonemail whistleblower report th...
by johno
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: 72 Virgins for Qasem Soleimani
Replies: 79
Views: 4611

Re: 72 Virgins for Qasem Soleimani

We had the opportunity, so we killed him." It's been that way, with plenty of opportunities, since I was there in 2008 (when I got "read in" to what was going on). And Trump finally did something about it. Killing him while a guest of the Iraqis was strategically dumb. That's one take on it. Anothe...
by johno
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: 72 Virgins for Qasem Soleimani
Replies: 79
Views: 4611

Re: 72 Virgins for Qasem Soleimani

How's this: "He was the military leader of a designated terrorist organization operating in Iraq. He killed & maimed US soldiers, attacked US allies, and invaded the US embassy. He was planning more murder. We had the opportunity, so we killed him." PS - It has always been within Congress's power to...
by johno
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: 72 Virgins for Qasem Soleimani
Replies: 79
Views: 4611

Re: 72 Virgins for Qasem Soleimani

I'd like to see an informed "sunk cost" analysis of our Iraq presence. I see little reason to stay.