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drvoke

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  1. Why don't you righties smuggle your cameras into some factory farm or slaughterhouse and document some real cruelty? Oh, that's right, because humanity is all that matters, because that is what your imaginary friend in the sky says. How is that defunding of Planned Parenthood going? Not gonna happen, and we all know it. Just sit back and relax. There is not a damn thing you can do about it. You are just working yourselves up for nothing.
  2. She assaulted an officer. You roll the dice when you do something like that. They will never be able to prove she was murdered. Her relatives will reach a settlement agreement. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/21/us-usa-texas-death-idUSKCN0PV0KQ20150721 The death of an Illinois woman found hanged in her Texas jail cell in what local authorities said was a suicide will be investigated as thoroughly as a murder, the local district attorney said on Monday. Sandra Bland, 28, was found dead on July 13, three days after she was arrested for assaulting an officer during a traffic stop in Waller County, about 50 miles (80 km) west of Houston, authorities have said. The Waller County Sheriff's Office said Bland took her own life and the death was ruled a suicide by the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office. But her family and friends have publicly questioned the official account. At a news conference on Monday, Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said there were "too many questions" to determine how she died. "This is being treated like a murder investigation," Mathis said. He added that officials would examine fingerprints and run DNA tests on the plastic trash bag used in her hanging. Bland's family has called for an independent autopsy and for the U.S. Justice Department to open an investigation, saying the young woman had moved to Texas from Chicago to start a new job and would not have taken her own life. They also told Chicago local media that Bland, a black woman, was outspoken about allegations of bias and excessive force by U.S. law enforcement in a year that saw protests across the country following the killings of unarmed black men by white officers in New York, Missouri and South Carolina. Last week, the FBI and Texas Rangers, a statewide police and investigation agency, said they were looking into Bland's case. The trooper who took Bland into custody following a traffic stop in Prairie View, Texas, has been put on desk duty for violating protocol during her July 10 arrest, the Department of Public Safety said. Bland was accused of becoming combative and assaulting the officer, according to arrest records and local media. The Waller County Sheriff's Office on Monday released three hours of footage from the jail on the morning of her death, the Houston Chronicle reported. A female officer who apparently saw Bland hanging in her cell is seen in the footage running for help, the newspaper said. Several officers administered CPR to try and revive her, the newspaper said, citing the sheriff's account.
  3. Iranian Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, said in a speech on Saturday that they plan to defy American policies despite the deal made with the Obama Administration. They are spitting in our face on the world stage! Who the hell do they think they are? Where do they get the balls? Who is the Superpower here? http://news.yahoo.com/kerry-says-iran-vow-defy-u-very-disturbing-070223527.html DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a speech by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Saturday vowing to defy American policies in the region despite a deal with world powers over Tehran's nuclear program was "very disturbing". "I don't know how to interpret it at this point in time, except to take it at face value, that that's his policy," he said in the interview with Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television, parts of which the network quoted on Tuesday. "But I do know that often comments are made publicly and things can evolve that are different. If it is the policy, it's very disturbing, it's very troubling," he added. Ayatollah Khamenei told supporters on Saturday that U.S. policies in the region were "180 degrees" opposed to Iran's, at a speech in a Tehran mosque punctuated by chants of "Death to America" and "Death to Israel". "Even after this deal our policy toward the arrogant U.S. will not change," Khamenei said. Several Gulf Arab states have long accused Tehran of interference, alleging financial or armed support for political movements in countries including Bahrain, Yemen and Lebanon. Kerry said the U.S. believed its Arab allies had the ability to confront Iranian interference in the region. "I think President Obama's belief and our military assessments, our intelligence assessments, are that if they organize themselves correctly, all of the Arab states have an untapped potential that is very, very significant to be able to push back against any of these activities," he said.
  4. I remember a couple of Christians came to my apartment to "spread the news." Fortunately, I was making macaroni and cheese at the time and had a pan full of boiling water. I drenched them with it. Their screams were music to my ears. I only wish I could have that music on a loop. It was beautiful.
  5. Why are we trying to reason with people who are completely irrational? These people need to be reeducated by force if necessary. They are insane and need to be treated as such, straight-jackets, the works.
  6. Take that +1 and add it to the temperature either way and see if it matters, you stinking ignoramus. Maybe you need a thermometer shoved up your ass until you see straight.
  7. We are going to be broiled alive. "Thank yous" going out to all climate change deniers. You do realize that your children and grandchildren are going to have to live or die with the consequences of your entrenched pig-ignorance, don't you? Let's ignore those "egghead" scientists, and listen to politicians and political pundits masquerading as news anchors because they are bought and paid-for whores. Yeah, that's a good plan for the future. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/weather/another-month-another-global-heat-record-broken-—-by-far/ar-AAdfJT2 WASHINGTON Earth dialed the heat up in June, smashing warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year. Off-the-charts heat is "getting to be a monthly thing," said Jessica Blunden, a climate scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "This is the third month this year that we've broken the monthly record." "There is almost no way that 2015 isn't going to be the warmest on record," she added. NOAA calculated that the world's average temperature in June hit 61.48 degrees Fahrenheit (16.33 Celsius), breaking the old record set last year by 0.22 degrees (.12 degrees Celsius). Usually temperature records are broken by one or two one-hundredths of a degree, not nearly a quarter of a degree, Blunden said. And the picture is even more dramatic when the entire year is considered. The first six months of 2015 were one-sixth of a degree warmer than the old record, set in 2010, averaging 57.83 degrees (14.35 Celsius). The old record for the first half of the year was set in 2010, the last time there was an El Nino a warming of the central Pacific Ocean that changes weather worldwide. But in 2010, the El Nino petered out. This year, forecasters are predicting this El Nino will get stronger, not weaker. "If that happens, it's just going to go off the charts," Blunden said. June was warm nearly all over the world, with exceptional heat in Spain, Austria, parts of Asia, Australia and South America. Southern Pakistan had a June heat wave that killed more than 1,200 people which according to an international database would be the eighth deadliest in the world since 1900. In May, a heat wave in India claimed more than 2,000 lives and ranked as the fifth deadliest on record. May and March also broke monthly heat records, which go back 136 years. Earth has broken monthly heat records 24 times since the year 2000, but hasn't broken a monthly cold record since 1916. "This is what anthropogenic global warming looks like, just hotter and hotter," said Jonathan Overpeck, co-director of the Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona. Your bank statements aren't going to save your sorry asses from being cooked, you ignorant shits. And Jesus isn't going to come down from the clouds like some superhero to save you. Your ass is grass, morons. It is just a shame that all of us have to suffer because of your stupidity. You people make me want to fucking puke.
  8. You are wrong. I went through the Garrettsville (OH) Police Academy when I was in my mid twenties. Certain types of people are drawn to authoritarian positions. I have known both good and bad. The good outnumber the bad, but this doesn't dismiss the issue.
  9. If you went through the police academy and knew the people who are attracted to this profession, you would not be so surprised.
  10. For the same reason they voted for Dubya. So as to debase our country in the eyes of the world. It is a masochistic thing.
  11. I'm gonna take me a cruise down there when they allow it. Those will be so inexpensive too, I'll bet.
  12. The bald-faced greed, warmongering, and overall incompetence of the Bush years ended the Republican Party.
  13. Akron is getting a little better. It was a ghost town for a while after the rubber factories went overseas to avoid union wages. At one time, we were ground zero for several Russian nuclear missiles because we were The Rubber Capital of the World! I was so proud to know that I would be instantly vaporized in the event of a nuclear war. No blindly stumbling around the ruins like the rest of you mugs. Now no one gives a shit about our sorry asses. As a kid I used to play football under a yellow sky, because the rubber factory's smokestacks were constantly belching out smoke. And the Goodyear blimp was flying overhead. I haven't been to Cedar Point in years, but it is always a good time. I keep up with their latest coasters on Youtube. My grandfather was Athlete of the Decade in the 20s or 30s from St. Vincent H.S., LeBron James alma matter. I used to go church there all the time. Our family has a stained glass window in the church dedicated to my great uncle who was killed by kamikazes in the Pacific. I've read the letter. Many of my cousins graduated from St.V's You are right about Michigan. It is getting to the point where you could bulldoze half of it.
  14. No one is denying the Holocaust here. It was a sickening event in human history. The numbers are in dispute, that is all. I have read many books on the Holocaust. In addition to general studies, I have read books from Holocaust survivors such as Elie Wiesel, Charlotte Delbo, Primo Levi, et al.
  15. it's mathematically impossible. That is the conclusion I came to also. It doesn't diminish their crimes against humanity, which also includes unprovoked wars of aggression.
  16. Hey, if they don't like my blaring music, outdoor barbeques, and homeys hanging out on my porch, fuck dem. And like I told the cops, my friends didn't break into anyone's house and steal their shit.
  17. I worked with a guy who was taking African Studies in college. He told me that the professor taught the "approved curriculum" during class, but then invited students to his house afterwards to teach them "the truth." The truth was that blacks were the creators and rulers of the Egyptian Empire. And that all of their science was wiped out due to racism by the burning of the Alexandrian Library by the Romans. And when Napoleon conquered Egypt and saw the Sphinx had black facial features, they destroyed it with canon shot. Damn white devils.
  18. One of my favorite authors, Bruno Schulz, a Polish Jew , was murdered by the Nazis. And my favorite author of all time, Franz Kafka, his entire family died in concentration camps, as surely as he would have if he had lived to see it. The Nazis also burned his unpublished manuscripts because they were considered the work of a "decadent Jew." I detest the Nazis. That said, the mere fact that you can't even question the Holocaust strikes me as being sinister. No historical event should be beyond inquiry. In Germany, to question it is a crime. Books are, to this day, banned, in not just Germany, but in country's like Canada. I read one mathematical study concerning the number of Jews killed at Auschwitz. I find numbers impossible to believe. Did they purposely murder Jews there? Without a doubt. As far a England's attitude towards Germany in the 30s, I think it is best portrayed in the novel Remains of the Day by ‎Kazuo Ishiguro. This book won The Booker Prize. It was also made into an excellent film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, with a good performance by the late Christopher Reeve.
  19. I had a girlfriend almost that attractive once. She looked kind of like her, except my girlfriend had a purple Mohawk and a stud in her tongue. Before we started dating, she assured me that she didn't smoke or drink alcohol, and was a God-fearing Christian. After three dates she moved into my apartment. After a month I was ready to pop the question. I was in heaven. I bought her an engagement ring and a dozen roses and headed home early to plead for her hand. I found her in the bedroom snorting a line of heroin off my best friend's cock. Needless to say, I didn't propose. I even told her that I was disappointed in her. We ended our relationship a few months later. You have to draw the line somewhere.
  20. I hope you really haven't convinced yourself of this, because it is complete horseshit.
  21. I agree. I don't even have a problem with the him reclaiming the Sudetenland.
  22. We don't hate something that doesn't exist. We just feel contempt for those stupid enough to think gods are real.
  23. I have read many historians that say if Hitler would have stopped after annexing Austria, he would have been considered one of Germany's greatest leaders. But he didn't, and he ended up being a murderous scumbag. He wasn't wrong about everything though.
  24. Remember the good old days with Ted Haggard and Jimmy Swaggart? "Pastor Ted" was the founder and former pastor of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a founder of the Association of Life-Giving Churches; and was leader of the National Association of Evangelicals. He preached his anti-gay, family values sermons in some of the largest mega-churches in the country. He was caught screwing a male prostitute on meth. Jimmy Swaggart, another self-righteous prick, and at one time the leading televangelist in the country, spread his sermon of hate the world over. He was caught paying extortion money to a prostitute, who later called him "the creepiest john" she had ever slept with. He is back preaching to gullible idiots by the thousands. Some people just never bottom out on stupid. This is the right wing, morally superior,"Family Values" crowd. Don't forget it.
  25. Drugs are good for the economy. Look at Miami. Almost completely built by drug money. People have to die, of course, but you can't make an omelet...
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