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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby lonewolf » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:08 pm

Do I sense a hint of facetiousness in this banter?
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jazzcyclist » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:09 pm

26mi235 wrote:I would say that my opinions on political/social issues is affected by the commentary by people from multiple persuasions voiced here.

That's because you have an open mind.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby bad hammy » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:10 pm

26mi235 wrote:
lonewolf wrote:My point exactly. There will be no conversions here, just pissed off people in different camps.
Wrong-headed is in the head of the beholder. People can fervently believe differently. Chances are, those you deem wrong-headed are just as depressed by your inablity to "see the light."


Well, maybe not conversion, but I find the views of posters here interesting because I have seen other sides of them first and primarily. Also, the opinions in here are not so often 'rants' or pandering.

Once you hit that third rail of politics, of course some folks go off the endless rant deep-end. But there are a few folks around here who are on the other side of the divide from me on most issues of the day who are very calm, cogent and informative when explaining why it is they are so wrong-headed. I appreciate and learn from such exchanges.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Conor Dary » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:12 pm

Hey, I found a cannon! Do you think this is a good deal?

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http://www.cannon-mania.com/consignment.htm
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby gm » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:22 pm

Conor Dary wrote:
gm wrote:Conor, if you don't have a CheyTac Intervention M-200 Long Range Rifle System, you're just wasting your time. Might as well carry a butter knife into battle.


Can you get one of those at Costco?


They had them in stock a month ago, but it looks like now they have a big shipment of Vladimirov KPV-14.5 heavy machine guns from a Russian supplier. Get 'em while you can! Of course, you have to have a Costco membership and can only pay by check or AMEX.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby kuha » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:25 pm

Any suggestions on flame throwers?
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Pego » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:28 pm

Conor Dary wrote:Hey, I found a cannon! Do you think this is a good deal?

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http://www.cannon-mania.com/consignment.htm


If I read the new Chicago ordinance correctly, you will have to keep your most sensible weapon for your personal protection locked inside the house. No proud display on your porch aiming at that slime neighbor across the street. Wait, you live in the suburbs, don't you? You should be OK, then.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Conor Dary » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:39 pm

gm wrote:
Conor Dary wrote:
gm wrote:Conor, if you don't have a CheyTac Intervention M-200 Long Range Rifle System, you're just wasting your time. Might as well carry a butter knife into battle.


Can you get one of those at Costco?


They had them in stock a month ago, but it looks like now they have a big shipment of Vladimirov KPV-14.5 heavy machine guns from a Russian supplier. Get 'em while you can! Of course, you have to have a Costco membership and can only pay by check or AMEX.


That is good to know. I do have AMEX, and a costco membership, and I get triple award points for heavy assault weapons.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Conor Dary » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:45 pm

Pego wrote:
If I read the new Chicago ordinance correctly, you will have to keep your most sensible weapon for your personal protection locked inside the house. No proud display on your porch aiming at that slime neighbor across the street. Wait, you live in the suburbs, don't you? You should be OK, then.


Yes, I live in Du Page County, Land of the FREE, and a mile from the tyranny of Daley's Cook County.
For example, here is a scene from Col. McCormick's house near Wheaton, the county seat of Du Page.

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http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=294174
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Pego » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:54 pm

Conor Dary wrote:
Pego wrote:
If I read the new Chicago ordinance correctly, you will have to keep your most sensible weapon for your personal protection locked inside the house. No proud display on your porch aiming at that slime neighbor across the street. Wait, you live in the suburbs, don't you? You should be OK, then.


Yes, I live in Du Page County, Land of the FREE, and a mile from the tyranny of Daley's Cook County.
For example, here is a scene from Col. McCormick's house near Wheaton.

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http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=294174


My 8-year old grandson asked for something like this for Christmas or his birthday together with a tank or an armored vehicle. A truly deprived child, he wants only one airplane carrier with a couple of bombers and only one nuclear bomb. Only one, I emphasize.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Conor Dary » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:56 am

kuha wrote:Any suggestions on flame throwers?


Nothing too violent. Besides it is too hot this weekend for a flame thrower. I'll stick with the cannon.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Marlow » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:26 am

OK, I'm ready for the 'Free Speech' forum to open Sunday.

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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Conor Dary » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:59 am

Yes, bring them on!
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Daisy » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:07 pm

Ghana robbed of goal at full time. Now on to penalty shoot out. The title of this thread says it all.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Daisy » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:20 pm

Daisy wrote:Now on to penalty shoot out.

Ghana lose, all because Uraguay prevented a goal with a blatant handball. Despite the red card and penalty it does not seem enough. Ghana really blew this by not finishing it off with that penalty. Now Africa will set up a posse for Suarez
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Conor Dary » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:14 pm

Daisy wrote:
Daisy wrote:Now on to penalty shoot out.

Ghana lose, all because Uraguay prevented a goal with a blatant handball. Despite the red card and penalty it does not seem enough. Ghana really blew this by not finishing it off with that penalty. Now Africa will set up a posse for Suarez


A blatant handball and yet Ghana lose. Another thing that FIFA has to look at. How about the goal counts and a Penalty? The Ghanaians will be sorrowing in their palm wine.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:07 am

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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Halfmiler2 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:34 am

lonewolf wrote:
jazzcyclist wrote:This is a real political TV commercial. What does it say about the electorate that this ad is aimed at?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqnjzONr ... r_embedded

Hey, this is a political commercial and it says to me the candidate knows her constituency.


Apparently she did not. Pam Gorman was defeated in the primary by Ben Quayle (son of the former VP) who was elected to Congress two weeks ago.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jazzcyclist » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:39 pm

Why couldn't I have professors like this when I was in college?
A Northwestern University professor apologized Saturday for letting a couple demonstrate the use of a sex toy after one of his classes, but he said he still sees "absolutely no harm" in what happened.

Psychology professor J. Michael Bailey said he regrets hurting Northwestern's reputation and "upsetting so many people in this particular manner. I apologize."

The incident took place Feb. 21. After a class on human sexuality, Bailey invited students to stay for a discussion of sexual fetishes. He repeatedly warned that it would be graphic.

The discussion included a woman who stripped and allowed her partner to use a sex toy on her.
:shock:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/0 ... 31885.html
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby SQUACKEE » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:04 am

jazzcyclist wrote:Why couldn't I have professors like this when I was in college?
A Northwestern University professor apologized Saturday for letting a couple demonstrate the use of a sex toy after one of his classes, but he said he still sees "absolutely no harm" in what happened.

Psychology professor J. Michael Bailey said he regrets hurting Northwestern's reputation and "upsetting so many people in this particular manner. I apologize."

The incident took place Feb. 21. After a class on human sexuality, Bailey invited students to stay for a discussion of sexual fetishes. He repeatedly warned that it would be graphic.

The discussion included a woman who stripped and allowed her partner to use a sex toy on her.
:shock:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/0 ... 31885.html


When John Cleese mounted his female partner in front of his young class, in Monty Python's "The meaning of Life", it was quite amusing because of course, it could never actually happen....................NOT!
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jazzcyclist » Fri May 13, 2011 3:29 pm

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth? Give them credit for taking a hard line against domestic violence. :shock:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... court.html
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby tandfman » Fri May 13, 2011 6:23 pm

I suspect this one will not have a happy ending, although in rare instances these things do:

http://www.instablogs.com/outer_permali ... linded-her
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jeremyp » Fri May 13, 2011 7:04 pm

jazzcyclist wrote:An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth? Give them credit for taking a hard line against domestic violence. :shock:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... court.html


Sometimes these Iranians come up with some promising solutions to the difficulties of modern life.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Marlow » Sat May 14, 2011 8:38 am

jeremyp wrote:Sometimes these Iranians come up with some promising solutions to the difficulties of modern life.

I'm trying to come up with a worst case scenario. He did it to me; he did it to my wife; he did it my daughter; he did it to my 2-year-old GRANDDAUGHTER, and I still can't see myself injecting acid into another person's eyes as 'justice'. Doesn't this just make me as bad as the bad guy?
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby tandfman » Sat May 14, 2011 8:44 am

Marlow wrote:
jeremyp wrote:Sometimes these Iranians come up with some promising solutions to the difficulties of modern life.

I'm trying to come up with a worst case scenario. He did it to me; he did it to my wife; he did it my daughter; he did it to my 2-year-old GRANDDAUGHTER, and I still can't see myself injecting acid into another person's eyes as 'justice'.

It's better than killing the bastard, which is what a lot of people would want to do.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby lonewolf » Sat May 14, 2011 7:54 pm

This should be a capital crime.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jazzcyclist » Sun May 15, 2011 4:35 am

Marlow wrote:I'm trying to come up with a worst case scenario. He did it to me; he did it to my wife; he did it my daughter; he did it to my 2-year-old GRANDDAUGHTER, and I still can't see myself injecting acid into another person's eyes as 'justice'.

Come one man. Obviously, I can't read your mind and neither you or I can ever truly know what we would do in a situation like that, but I'll bet you'd be willing to do a lot worse things than that to him if he had done this to your wife, daughter or grand-daughter. When you went to the hospital and your saw your female relative fighting for her life with her face covered in bandages, don't you think your inner-barbarian would surface in its fury?
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Marlow » Mon May 16, 2011 10:19 am

jazzcyclist wrote:don't you think your inner-barbarian would surface in its fury?

In fury (caught him mid-act), yes! In cold-blooded revenge, not so much.
(and yes, there is a difference)
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue May 17, 2011 12:44 pm

Marlow wrote:
jazzcyclist wrote:don't you think your inner-barbarian would surface in its fury?

In fury (caught him mid-act), yes! In cold-blooded revenge, not so much.
(and yes, there is a difference)

What about a day, or even a few hours after the act?
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Daisy » Tue May 17, 2011 1:02 pm

jazzcyclist wrote:What about a day, or even a few hours after the act?

Marlow would invite them around for tea?
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Pego » Tue May 17, 2011 1:51 pm

I honestly don't know, how I'd behave under such circumstances.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby bad hammy » Tue May 17, 2011 2:44 pm

Pego wrote:I honestly don't know, how I'd behave under such circumstances.

Don't want to find out, either.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jazzcyclist » Wed May 18, 2011 5:30 am

Pego wrote:I honestly don't know, how I'd behave under such circumstances.

I don't think any of us do?
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jazzcyclist » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:55 am

Gay Softball League Rocked By Heterosexual Cheating Scandal
The five ballplayers summoned before a protest committee at the Gay Softball World Series stood accused of cheating. Their alleged offense: heterosexuality.

Inside a small room, surrounded by committee members and other softball officials, the players said they were interrogated about their sexual orientation. Confusion reigned. According to court records, one player declined to say whether he was gay or straight but acknowledged being married to a woman. Another answered yes to both gay and heterosexual definitions. A third asked if bisexual was acceptable and was told, “This is the Gay World Series, not the Bisexual World Series.”

Ultimately, the committee ruled that three of the five were “nongay” and stripped the team of its second-place finish.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/30/sport ... .html?_r=2
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby lonewolf » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:24 pm

Which raises the question: Would a "straight" league that openly discriminates against gays be allowed to exist.? Just wondering.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jazzcyclist » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:44 am

British soldier in Afghanistan gives birth at base attacked by Taliban, despite allegedly being unaware she was even pregnant.

The woman, a gunner in the Royal Artillery, had complained of stomach pains before medics informed her she was in labour.

She gave birth to a son five weeks premature in Camp Bastion on Tuesday.

Mother and baby are both said to be in a stable condition, with a specialist paediatric team from the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, preparing to travel to Afghanistan to assist them on the flight home.

The Ministry of Defence last night confirmed it was against military policy for servicewomen to be deployed on operations while pregnant and said they had been unaware the servicewoman was expecting.

It is the first time a soldier from the UK has given birth while in Afghanistan.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... stion.html

Is it plausible for a woman who's going into labor to not have any idea she's pregnant?
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Daisy » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:23 am

jazzcyclist wrote:Is it plausible for a woman who's going into labor to not have any idea she's pregnant?

I have heard of it before, but in an overweight women. I assume a soldier would be in shape?
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Pego » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:35 am

It is not all that uncommon. She does not even have to be all that overweight.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby odelltrclan » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:02 am

Pego wrote:It is not all that uncommon. She does not even have to be all that overweight.


For anyone who has lived with a women who has gone through pregnancy, I would think it is hard to believe. Of course, like others we have heard of it before. How can the physical changes NOT tell a woman (and those around) that something is different? I am not just talking about a bulging belly and weight gain.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby marknhj » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:08 am

This happened to a friend of a friend of mine in the 1980's in Santa Monica. The mother was an anorexic-looking cocaine addict who did not know she was pregnant until she went into labor. Nobody around her, including her husband, knew or even guessed she was pregnant. The baby was born addicted to coke and taken away from the mother who was promptly deported. A couple of years ago I heard that the child had just graduated from Oxford.
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