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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

3.5 stripes Re:The "Protesters" (1063 comments)

Plenty of marches are yearly events, sorry you can't think of a reason why..

You're a bit of a shithead yourself, one might postulate.

yesterday
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

3.5 stripes Re:Pathetic (1063 comments)

The punching and gun grabbing is not in the testimony of the other man who was right there, only in the police declaration..

yesterday
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

3.5 stripes Re: Pathetic (1063 comments)

Without his gun, he probably would ave dealt with the situation in an entirely different manner, and neither of them would be dead.

yesterday
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

3.5 stripes Re: Pathetic (1063 comments)

1. He admitted the store robbery, go read that 180 page pdf up there.
2. The cop is the only one alive, witness says he pulled up and grabbed him
3. He was running, second shot made him turn, then he was shot more as he was raising his hands, at least that's the impression I get from the testimony..
4. Inside the car is possible if the officer grabbed the suspect as the witness states, he would have been very close to the window.

Go read the testimony.

It's a pretty clear case of the police escalating.. for sure the kid did some dumb shit.. but nothing that seems to justify more than a visit to prison, and maybe a criminal record.

yesterday
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

3.5 stripes Re:It's more of a statement about NYC (474 comments)

How many languages are spoken in NYC? The last census said 107 here in london.

2 days ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

3.5 stripes Re:Education versus racism (474 comments)

You seem like you just learned the word ilk, good job on that.

2 days ago
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Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court

3.5 stripes Re:Standing (203 comments)

It's what the american public doesn't know that makes them the american public...

-Someone in the Tommy Boy movie.

5 days ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

3.5 stripes Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (698 comments)

In an extremely crowded situation, possibly.you'd be surprised how quickly humans notice other humans lying down and bleeding.

Knives are scary, and in the right hands, a very effective short range weapon, but comparing them to a device that can accelerate projectiles to above the speed of sound is just silly.

about two weeks ago
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How 4H Is Helping Big Ag Take Over Africa

3.5 stripes Re:Alternative? (377 comments)

I'm not sure you understand what a hybrid seed is.

It's a cross of two stable (true breeding) plant strains. The first generation has what is called hybrid vigor, which means it grows much better and stronger tan either of its parents. However, in the next generations, these hybrids lose the vigor, and tend to lean towards one or the other parent.. often plants not chosen because of their high quality, but for the high quality of their hybridized offspring.

Hybridizing doesn't require fancy facilities or equipment, just some decent plant husbandry skills.

about two weeks ago
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How 4H Is Helping Big Ag Take Over Africa

3.5 stripes Re:Alternative? (377 comments)

So wind won't blow that pollen into their hives?

about two weeks ago
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How 4H Is Helping Big Ag Take Over Africa

3.5 stripes Re:Alternative? (377 comments)

measurable .. sigh

about two weeks ago
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How 4H Is Helping Big Ag Take Over Africa

3.5 stripes Re:Alternative? (377 comments)

They've been shown to cause no mesurable harm in the short term, they haven't existed for long enough for any long term studies.

about two weeks ago
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How 4H Is Helping Big Ag Take Over Africa

3.5 stripes Re:Alternative? (377 comments)

Anyone that says GMO is fine is lying.

Anyone that claims that GMO is deadly is lying.

The evidence that ONLY time can provide will give us that answer.

The only intellectually honest answer is "we don't have enough evidence to say either way".

about two weeks ago
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How 4H Is Helping Big Ag Take Over Africa

3.5 stripes Re: SO (377 comments)

Things like adding charcoal to poor and/or depleted soil have been proved to improve yields considerably (of course, better results from crappier soil).. I haven't yet found the exact study, but some arican farmers saw a 70% increase.. no hybrid seeds, or inorganic ferts necessary.

Did find this:

http://www.hindawi.com/journal...

and this

http://www.avocadosource.com/c...

which talk up the possibilities.

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

3.5 stripes Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (698 comments)

School hall, you just stabbed two kids to death, they're bleeding out on the floor, how long will the other kids remain unaware?

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

3.5 stripes Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (698 comments)

Here's a great thought exercise for you.

2 men, both same age, same general physique, etc.

In scenario 1, man #1 has a gun, how much good will running away do man #2?

In scenario 2, man #1 has a knife, how much good will running away do man #2?

Come back when you realize how dumb your argument sounds to anyone with a functioning brain stem.

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

3.5 stripes Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (698 comments)

Which is why he's proposing curtailing access to them, not the tool itself.

Do you always have problems understanding when people talk about guns?

about two weeks ago
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Study: Body Weight Heavily Influenced By Heritable Gut Microbes

3.5 stripes Re:A New Diet Quickly Alters Gut Bacteria (297 comments)

No pizza, pasta and tagliata?

I'll live with a few extra pounds and enjoy my time on the planet, thanks.

about two weeks ago
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Study: Body Weight Heavily Influenced By Heritable Gut Microbes

3.5 stripes Re:How are microbes heritable? (297 comments)

Certainly, perky tits are worth paying for a substandard imitation of something your body creates for free..

about two weeks ago
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We Are Running Out of Sand

3.5 stripes Made me think of HHGTG (264 comments)

Where they weighed you on arrival at the planet, and on departure.. except now they'll make you pass your swimming costume over a sieve before leaving the beach.

about three weeks ago

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