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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2018-04-11, 15:42

Michigan woman calls 911 to help kill spider

I hope more of this story surfaces because the details in the link are a thinly spun web information.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2018-04-11, 15:43

Floyd Robertson wrote:Michigan woman calls 911 to help kill spider

I hope more of this story surfaces because the details in the link are a thinly spun web information.
this story has legs.

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Post by CORNER BLITZ on 2018-04-14, 19:37

think i saw a thread on this somewhere but can't find it now so I'll post it here

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/04/13/michigan-man-charged-shooting-teen-who-knocked-door-ask-directions/516576002/

Everyone calling the shooter racist...it was 100000% his wife yelling and causing a scene who is probably the racist one and homeboy was trying to placate his wife
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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-04-14, 19:41

CORNER BLITZ wrote:think i saw a thread on this somewhere but can't find it now so I'll post it here

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/04/13/michigan-man-charged-shooting-teen-who-knocked-door-ask-directions/516576002/

Everyone calling the shooter racist...it was 100000% his wife yelling and causing a scene who is probably the racist one and homeboy was trying to placate his wife

Possibly. But incredibly stupid to shoot at someone running away.
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Post by CORNER BLITZ on 2018-04-14, 19:54

not saying he's not an idiot and going to jail
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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2018-04-14, 19:56

CORNER BLITZ wrote:think i saw a thread on this somewhere but can't find it now so I'll post it here

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/04/13/michigan-man-charged-shooting-teen-who-knocked-door-ask-directions/516576002/

Everyone calling the shooter racist...it was 100000% his wife yelling and causing a scene who is probably the racist one and homeboy was trying to placate his wife
I’m not sure how many husbands and wives you know but it’s probably both....
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Post by Da Mayor on 2018-04-14, 23:53

Floyd Robertson wrote:Michigan woman calls 911 to help kill spider

I hope more of this story surfaces because the details in the link are a thinly spun web information.

And yet they want equal pay.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2018-04-15, 14:59

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:Michigan woman calls 911 to help kill spider

I hope more of this story surfaces because the details in the link are a thinly spun web information.
this story has legs.


Haven’t seen anything more about this. Someone must’ve killed the story.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2018-04-16, 12:57


Might as well have named it Kaboom!!!
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2018-04-16, 13:53



Someone needs a hug.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2018-05-09, 15:10

Situations like these are interesting AF to me. Mods, I have no desire to see this discussion devolve into a Swill-style verbal war, so if things get testy, feel free to move, lock or delete it.

https://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/2018/05/08/residents-outraged-neighbors-sign-habit/589190002/
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Post by Clarett's Folly on 2018-05-09, 16:36

tGreenWay wrote:Situations like these are interesting AF to me. Mods, I have no desire to see this discussion devolve into a Swill-style verbal war, so if things get testy, feel free to move, lock or delete it.

https://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/2018/05/08/residents-outraged-neighbors-sign-habit/589190002/

Crazy-ass homeowner wrote:
"Someone from the city was here and they gave me the code," he said. "My signs can't be over four feet tall or more than four square feet. This one here (he touches one close to his porch) is 47 inches — one inch below code."

Well, I gotta hand it to him he knows how to make his unique brand of crazy compatible with the ordinances of the local municipality.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-05-09, 16:55

tGreenWay wrote:Situations like these are interesting AF to me. Mods, I have no desire to see this discussion devolve into a Swill-style verbal war, so if things get testy, feel free to move, lock or delete it.

https://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/2018/05/08/residents-outraged-neighbors-sign-habit/589190002/

Simple for me, you either believe in free speech or you don't.

Hate speech is made up shit to control others and limit their speech. If you don't like what someone is saying walk away and ostracize them, don't imprison them.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2018-05-09, 17:26

LooseGoose wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:Situations like these are interesting AF to me. Mods, I have no desire to see this discussion devolve into a Swill-style verbal war, so if things get testy, feel free to move, lock or delete it.

https://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/2018/05/08/residents-outraged-neighbors-sign-habit/589190002/

Simple for me, you either believe in free speech or you don't.

Hate speech is made up shit to control others and limit their speech. If you don't like what someone is saying walk away and ostracize them, don't imprison them.

I agree with you, but I do feel an enormous amount of sympathy for the other homeowners. The comment about his signs being hate speech was ridiculous. The person who made it is either just that dumb or made the comment as a way to support an argument to have the signs removed. Either way, the guys is nuts and those poor people probably really will have a much more difficult time selling their properties.

Edit: I should clarify that I agree the comment about this being hate speech is ridonkulous, but I disagree with your premise that all hate speech is made up to silence others.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-05-09, 20:25

tGreenWay wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:

Simple for me, you either believe in free speech or you don't.

Hate speech is made up shit to control others and limit their speech. If you don't like what someone is saying walk away and ostracize them, don't imprison them.

I agree with you, but I do feel an enormous amount of sympathy for the other homeowners. The comment about his signs being hate speech was ridiculous. The person who made it is either just that dumb or made the comment as a way to support an argument to have the signs removed. Either way, the guys is nuts and those poor people probably really will have a much more difficult time selling their properties.

Edit: I should clarify that I agree the comment about this being hate speech is ridonkulous, but I disagree with your premise that all hate speech is made up to silence others.

I agree that there is hateful speech. My issue is with criminalizing speech, which is what the various hate speech laws are intended to do. When you criminalize something you are attempting to suppress/stop it....thus my statement about the term being used to silence others.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2018-05-09, 20:34

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tGreenWay wrote:

I agree with you, but I do feel an enormous amount of sympathy for the other homeowners. The comment about his signs being hate speech was ridiculous. The person who made it is either just that dumb or made the comment as a way to support an argument to have the signs removed. Either way, the guys is nuts and those poor people probably really will have a much more difficult time selling their properties.

Edit: I should clarify that I agree the comment about this being hate speech is ridonkulous, but I disagree with your premise that all hate speech is made up to silence others.

I agree that there is hateful speech. My issue is with criminalizing speech, which is what the various hate speech laws are intended to do. When you criminalize something you are attempting to suppress/stop it....thus my statement about the term being used to silence others.


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Post by Rocinante on 2018-05-09, 20:37

LooseGoose wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

I agree with you, but I do feel an enormous amount of sympathy for the other homeowners. The comment about his signs being hate speech was ridiculous. The person who made it is either just that dumb or made the comment as a way to support an argument to have the signs removed. Either way, the guys is nuts and those poor people probably really will have a much more difficult time selling their properties.

Edit: I should clarify that I agree the comment about this being hate speech is ridonkulous, but I disagree with your premise that all hate speech is made up to silence others.

I agree that there is hateful speech. My issue is with criminalizing speech, which is what the various hate speech laws are intended to do. When you criminalize something you are attempting to suppress/stop it....thus my statement about the term being used to silence others.


What about speech that incites violence or dehumanizes a group of people so that violence against them is less likely to be abhorrent? There is no line?
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Post by Rocinante on 2018-05-09, 20:39

What if someone shouted “he has a gun!!” and people start scattering and one gets hit by a car. Does that person have no responsibility?
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Post by Rocinante on 2018-05-09, 20:39

All freedoms have limits in a society. We decide where that limit is.
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Post by Rocinante on 2018-05-09, 20:40

And no, I don’t think this person’s signs cross any lines. But the fact that she’s an elected official is pretty hilarious.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-05-09, 20:45

Rocinante wrote:What if someone shouted “he has a gun!!” and people start scattering and one gets hit by a car. Does that person have no responsibility?

I don't think that falls into hate speech.   It's much closer to the "Fire" in a crowded theater example of dangerous speech.   That's been out there as a crime since Schenk vs US in 1919.  Do we need to add more crimes?


Bump - I guess Schenk was overturned long ago. I didn't know that.

https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/11/its-time-to-stop-using-the-fire-in-a-crowded-theater-quote/264449/


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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-05-09, 20:47

Rocinante wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:

I agree that there is hateful speech. My issue is with criminalizing speech, which is what the various hate speech laws are intended to do. When you criminalize something you are attempting to suppress/stop it....thus my statement about the term being used to silence others.


What about speech that incites violence or dehumanizes a group of people so that violence against them is less likely to be abhorrent? There is no line?

Again, if a prosecutor wants to try that under a "dangerous speech" prosecution, I say go for it - BUT the line has to be drawn toward allowing most speech.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-05-09, 20:47

Rocinante wrote:And no, I don’t think this person’s signs cross any lines. But the fact that she’s an elected official is pretty hilarious.

They're both idiots.

But idiocy is not a crime.
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Post by loogoldham on 2018-05-18, 03:22

https://www.buzzfeed.com/annaborges/most-popular-sex-toys?utm_term=.cgw2DrOeX#.hwplXkK09

Most popular sex toys by state ....

dildo, dildo, dildo, etc. ....// ...

MI: Fleshlight ...

dildo, dildo, dildo ...
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2018-05-18, 07:13

loogoldham wrote:https://www.buzzfeed.com/annaborges/most-popular-sex-toys?utm_term=.cgw2DrOeX#.hwplXkK09

Most popular sex toys by state ....

dildo, dildo, dildo, etc. ....// ...

MI: Fleshlight ...

dildo, dildo, dildo ...

You didn't scroll far enough to see Rhode Island and D.C., eh?



Also, TIL: I'm way out of touch about the state of the sex toy offerings.
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Post by loogoldham on 2018-05-20, 23:44

Floyd Robertson wrote:
loogoldham wrote:https://www.buzzfeed.com/annaborges/most-popular-sex-toys?utm_term=.cgw2DrOeX#.hwplXkK09

Most popular sex toys by state ....

dildo, dildo, dildo, etc. ....// ...

MI: Fleshlight ...

dildo, dildo, dildo ...

You didn't scroll far enough to see Rhode Island and D.C., eh?



Also, TIL: I'm way out of touch about the state of the sex toy offerings.

what if those two states got together!!
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Post by tGreenWay on 2018-05-25, 14:56

Some people just insist on dying.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2018-08-22, 18:23

Impatient highway biker drives his motorcycle straight into wet concrete, flees the scene.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2018-08-23, 07:32

Michigan cop who used stun gun on man holding child suspended for 30 days

An argument over a crock pot leads a cop to tase a man holding a baby. Well done, Westland.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-11-08, 17:34

Son fakes kidnapping to get drug money from parents



FLINT, MI. — “It’s just one of those bizarre cases,” Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell said.

He explained a woman called his office in October saying her son had been kidnapped.

“She said my son is being held against his own will for ransom money and I believe he’s a drug dealer,” Sheriff Pickell explained to WJRT.

And, the woman told the Sheriff the last time she saw her son was 6 days prior. Within that time frame, Sheriff Pickell said someone called the woman asking for $1,000 to free her son and his vehicle. And, they called the son’s father asking for $500.

The Sheriff said the Mom sent the $1,000 through Meijer, where someone came and picked up the ransom.
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Post by kingstonlake on 2018-11-13, 18:07

Wasn't sure if I should post here or the missing teeth thread.....

https://upnorthlive.com/news/local/man-pleas-after-standoff-with-police-in-july


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Post by steveschneider on 2018-11-20, 08:38

Was driving out to the west side of the state to visit family and saw a billboard off the highway by Portland advertising an Asian massage parlor. So obvious what kind of place it was. Nothing discreet about it at all. Seems like the cops should shut that shit down.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-11-20, 08:42

steveschneider wrote:Was driving out to the west side of the state to visit family and saw a billboard off the highway by Portland advertising an Asian massage parlor. So obvious what kind of place it was. Nothing discreet about it at all. Seems like the cops should shut that shit down.

Why do you hate others enjoying being sexually satisfied?
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Post by steveschneider on 2018-11-20, 08:54

LooseGoose wrote:
steveschneider wrote:Was driving out to the west side of the state to visit family and saw a billboard off the highway by Portland advertising an Asian massage parlor. So obvious what kind of place it was. Nothing discreet about it at all. Seems like the cops should shut that shit down.

Why do you hate others enjoying being sexually satisfied?

I was just stunned at the lack of discretion is all. It’s not normal.
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2018-11-20, 08:55

steveschneider wrote:Was driving out to the west side of the state to visit family and saw a billboard off the highway by Portland advertising an Asian massage parlor. So obvious what kind of place it was. Nothing discreet about it at all. Seems like the cops should shut that shit down.

Don’t be a prude, Steve.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-11-20, 08:56

steveschneider wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:

Why do you hate others enjoying being sexually satisfied?

I was just stunned at the lack of discretion is all. It’s not normal.

The need for discretion at all is a result of our repressive laws regarding sex.
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