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Stole 279 items in one day, valued at $2,000? I don't even....I mean, da fuq?
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The link says "Stella was accused of stealing 279 items from Target totaling over $2,000 on Jan. 8 this year." I'm not sure if they meant she stole everything on Jan. 8, or she was accused on Jan. 8, meaning she could have stolen all those items on an extended time period. Or maybe she went in with an extra large purse, scraped all the knickknacks off a shelf into it, and walked out.
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:15 AM
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Stole 279 items in one day, valued at $2,000? I don't even....I mean, da fuq?
In the business, we call that a "cart push". The thief fills up a shopping cart, waits for an opportune moment, and nonchalantly walks out the door with it hoping that staff and/or security don't notice them.

We caught one at the store I work at that was worth $1,000 a few years back.
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Ah! So, stealth, then?
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:30 AM
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In the business, we call that a "cart push". The thief fills up a shopping cart, waits for an opportune moment, and nonchalantly walks out the door with it hoping that staff and/or security don't notice them.

We caught one at the store I work at that was worth $1,000 a few years back.
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Ah! So, stealth, then?
Sounds more like sport.
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Ah! So, stealth, then?
There's stealing, and then there's stealthing. The best stealthers can do both at once.

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Old 07-26-2019, 09:49 AM
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I can do neither. Too lazy to work, too chicken to steal.
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I can do neither. Too lazy to work, too chicken to steal.
Too noisy to stealth?
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:34 AM
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Here we go. Trump's a crook so I may as well steal too.
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Whaddaya mean, "found" ? Isn't the whole point of Grindr to be "found" ?

As I understand it, the man went on Grindr with the pseudonym "Mr. Felix Horsecock" but it was "discovered" that his real name is Senator Walter Horsecock.

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As I understand it, the man went on Grindr with the pseudonym "Mr. Felix Horsecock" but it was "discovered" that his real name is Senator Walter Horsecock.

Of the Ipswich Horsecocks, one presumes ?
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Old 07-26-2019, 04:31 PM
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Too noisy to stealth?
This reminds me of an incident at a Target-ish store where a friend worked: someone tried to steal a basketball by dribbling it out the door, the idea apparently being that it was so obvious he must have paid for it.
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As I understand it, the man went on Grindr with the pseudonym "Mr. Felix Horsecock" but it was "discovered" that his real name is Senator Walter Horsecock.
Pronounced, of course, "Throatwarbler Mangrove."
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Old 07-26-2019, 04:50 PM
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As I understand it, the man went on Grindr with the pseudonym "Mr. Felix Horsecock" but it was "discovered" that his real name is Senator Walter Horsecock.
Just adding another piece of evidence to the mountain.

Evidence that all Republicans who are anti-gay family values types are, in fact, self-hating gays.

Of course, you can blame them, and/or you can blame the culture that creates them, by teaching them that what they are is an abomination and that they can choose not to be gay.

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Just adding another piece of evidence to the mountain.

Evidence that all Republicans who are anti-gay family values types are, in fact, self-hating gays.

Of course, you can blame them, and/or you can blame the culture that creates them, by teaching them that what they are is an abomination and that they can choose not to be gay.

As a self-hating bourgeois, I can absolutely blame them. You can't change who you are or where you were born ; but you can sure as shit choose not to be that guy.
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Senator Steve Daines of Montana has introduced a resolution to condemn Socialism.
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:53 AM
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Senator Steve Daines of Montana has introduced a resolution to condemn Socialism.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/...demn-socialism

By which, no doubt, he means anyone who is (a) Democrat, (b) minority, (c) Muslim, or (d) any of the foregoing. Oh, I wonder how he feels about: (e) social security, (g) medicare, or (g) the United States military's socialist programs (health care, housing, etc.).

I see he's taken a cue card from the lying bastard in the White House:

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The resolution claims without evidence that the proposals would “eliminate the private property rights of all people of the United States.”

No evidence for the basis of the resolution. I thought these 'pubbies were all about following Christ (yeah, right). Didn't Christ tell them not to build on a foundation of sand?

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Old 07-30-2019, 06:00 AM
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The resolution further calls capitalism “the greatest engine for human advancement in the history of the world, bringing more people out of poverty and into prosperity than any economic model in the history of mankind.”

I thought it was the Black Death that did that for Europe, not the economic system.
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Didn't Christ tell them not to build on a foundation of sand?

Christ was an idiot. It's fine as long as you flog the house really quick (preferably to poor people who don't have the means to sue) and you're mates with the inspector.
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It's about time someone went after the -isms. I await his thoughts on fascism and racism. I'm sure they're brilliant.
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That's easy: anyone in Monty's categories are also the real Fascists and racists, amirite?
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:43 AM
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I keep picturing this as some Navin Johnson-like pronouncement: "Socialism, I damn thee!"
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:45 AM
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Jeez, how come no one ever thought of that before, condemning socialism? Would have nipped it right in the bud. In the bud!

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It's about time someone went after the -isms. I await his thoughts on fascism and racism. I'm sure they're brilliant.
On the other hand, I'm not at all sure I want to hear his notions on feminism.

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Andy Taylor: I'm gonna have a talk with 'em. Now what more do you want me to do?

Barney Fife: Well just don't mollycoddle them.

Andy Taylor: I won't.

Barney Fife: Nip it! You go read any book you want on the subject of child discipline and you'll find that every one of them is in favor of bud-nippin'.
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Why am I suddenly thinking of circumcision?
That's an ision, not an ism. Take it somewhere else, ya commie!

God wants us to cut the ends of our dicks off, it's in the constitution or something.
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...God wants us to cut the ends of our dicks off, it's in the constitution or something.
Says the poster called Running with Scissors!!
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Dilbert creator/Trumpsucker Scott Adams has created an app where people can go to peddle their stories for money. And Scott takes a percentage off the top. He is actively soliciting Gilroy shooting witnesses to sign up with his app to sell their stories. So that he can profit.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/dilber...ting-survivors
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I still love and read Dilbert every day, but Scott Adams's antics are really starting to stick in my craw.
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I still love and read Dilbert every day, but Scott Adams's antics are really starting to stick in my craw.
I still re-read the books I already own but I long ago stopped doing anything that would give Scott Adams money. The more money he gets, the more he can do bad shit with it. 'Starve the beast' etc.

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I don't have the strength to start a new thread for this, and this one seems as good as any other, so:

Reagan was a racist fuck. I mean, you knew that, but in recently released recordings from 1971, Reagan complains to Nixon about the UN recognizing China. He singles out the delegates from some African nations for particular scorn:

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https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ar...-nixon/595102/

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Dilbert creator/Trumpsucker Scott Adams has created an app where people can go to peddle their stories for money. And Scott takes a percentage off the top. He is actively soliciting Gilroy shooting witnesses to sign up with his app to sell their stories. So that he can profit.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/dilber...ting-survivors
Just the other day, I was thinking "Scott Adams can't really be as creepy as they say, can he?"

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Old 07-30-2019, 08:26 PM
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Just the other day, I was thinking "Scott Adams can't really be as creepy as they say, can he?"

I'll admit it: when I'm wrong, I'm wrong!
Makes no sense that a man that made fun of idiots in power for a lifetime, now supports them. I kinda think something is broken with Scott.
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Makes no sense that a man that made fun of idiots in power for a lifetime, now supports them. I kinda think something is broken with Scott.
Yeah, you're right--his entire success was built on the idea that 'the people in charge are idiots.' Now he's gone full-authoritarian, and seemingly sees nothing but a golden god when he looks at The Idiot Trump.

Maybe he did suffer a blow to the head at some point. It's not impossible (and the public, probably, would not have been told about it).
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Isn't he one of the sufferers of 9/11 Derangement Syndrome, like Dennis Miller?
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I have a friend who worked with Scott Adams. Said he was weird even before he got weird. Pinged this guy's Not Quite Right meter back in the 90s.

But I was impressed; he was the first person I ever heard of who quit his job, then got hired back as a consultant at a much higher hourly rate.
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I read one of Scott Adams' books, The Dilbert Future, and it had some weird shit in it near the end. I'll let Insolitology sum it up:
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... OK, I won't quote the whole page, but it only gets worse from there.

My point is, Adams is one of those people who's primed to believe weird shit, for whatever reason, and those people tend to believe lots of weird shit. Crank magnetism is very real.
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I have a friend who worked with Scott Adams. Said he was weird even before he got weird. Pinged this guy's Not Quite Right meter back in the 90s.
He had a cameo as "Mr. Adams" on Babylon Five, the only time I've seen him, and he seemed a bit off kilter. I put it down to acting.
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Republicans to Michigan voters: Who cares what you think:

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Didn't the Supreme Court recently rule that the courts had no place in matters of redistricting?
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They said federal courts don't. That leaves state courts as the only courts who can here these kinds of cases.

Edit: After re-reading, yeah, the Republicans took it to federal court. If the court is unbiased, then they should immediately dismiss the suit as they have no jurisdiction.
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Who among us would bet that the court is unbiased and will immediately dismiss the suit, noting that they have no jurisdiction?
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Who among us would bet that the court is unbiased and will immediately dismiss the suit, noting that they have no jurisdiction?
That's why I used the qualifier "IF"

Also, do you know which court they took it to and who appointed the judge? (Cause I don't.)
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Detroit News says "U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids"; prolly hasn't been assigned yet.

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The high-powered legal team working the case includes Jason Torchinsky, a senior adviser and general counsel for the National Republican Redistricting Trust, and Eric Doster, former general counsel for the Michigan Republican Party.
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/ne...on/1860829001/

ETA: The AP has as story up now and it doesn't have much new information: https://www.apnews.com/78a8c0bbf93f4f9db4512569cbee4351
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One of the people suing is Tony Daunt, a lobbyist and executive director of the conservative Michigan Freedom Fund who also sits on the state GOP committee. His group said at least half a million residents would be “disenfranchised.”

“Michigan residents’ constitutional rights do not end when their son or mother decides to take a new job or to represent their neighborhood at a local political party meeting,” Daunt said.
I liked this tho:
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Michael Li, a redistricting lawyer with the Brennan Center for Justice — which opposes gerrymandering — said 13 states now have some form of a redistricting commission for congressional or legislative mapmaking, or both. Of those, 10 restrict who can serve while two others’ panels have elected officials. Just one state outside Michigan — Iowa — prohibits relatives of excluded individuals from participating, he said.

Li said he was not aware of any similar challenge having been filed previously in other states. He called the legal theory “very novel.”

“It varies from state to state, but almost every state has some form of restriction to make sure people aren’t too closely connected to the political process,” said Li, contending that Michigan’s qualification standards are not different from laws that say candidates for office have to be a minimum age to run. “There are always some people who are excluded from participating on government bodies. It doesn’t mean they can’t participate in other ways.”
I'm pretty sure "very novel" translates out of Legalese to "not gonna happen" in plain American.

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Republican congressman rebuked by county GOP for officiating same-sex wedding

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Riggleman, though, has sided with his party in House votes on LGBTQ-related legislation. He opposed the Equality Act -- legislation that would have banned discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity -- which was ultimately passed by the chamber. He also voted against a resolution opposing President Donald Trump's ban on transgender service members in the military.
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https://www.thedailybeast.com/dilber...ting-survivors
Cracked covered that also. Wow, what is the world coming to when the humor sites provide the news? But of course I should not be surprised, what with a joke as our current president.

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Old 08-01-2019, 08:58 AM
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Republican congressman rebuked by county GOP for officiating same-sex wedding
My favorite item from the Washington Post comments thread on the story:

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I'm fine with Riggleman officiating a marriage between two men, but he should be censured for officiating a wedding that featured those sports coats. With brown slacks, no less.
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