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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby columbia on Thu May 02, 2013 11:16 am

Fake silver on the market?
http://intellihub.com/2013/05/01/china- ... e-exports/

Please note that I don't necessarily view this as a reliable news source.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu May 02, 2013 3:13 pm

http://reason.com/blog/2013/05/01/zero-tolerance-watch-teen-faces-felony-c?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+reason/HitandRun+(Reason+Online+-+Hit+%26+Run+Blog)#comment

So: No one was hurt. There's no sign that Wilmot was up to something malevolent. The kid's own principal thinks this wasn't anything more than an experiment, and he says she didn't try to cover up what she had done. What punishment do you think she received? A stern talking-to? A day or two of after-school detention? Maybe she'll have to help clean up the lab for a week?

Nope. The budding chemist has been kicked out of school and charged with a couple of felonies:

Wilmot was arrested Monday morning and charged with possession/discharge of a weapon on school property and discharging a destructive device.

The teen was expelled and will now complete her education in an expulsion program.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby Sarcastic on Thu May 02, 2013 3:43 pm

I'm not posting this to spark a new gun debate. Just a news story.

10-year-old boy among victims as more than 20 shot on one Chicago day
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/02/18013866-10-year-old-boy-among-victims-as-more-than-20-shot-on-one-chicago-day
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu May 02, 2013 3:49 pm

Sarcastic wrote:I'm not posting this to spark a new gun debate. Just a news story.

10-year-old boy among victims as more than 20 shot on one Chicago day
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/02/18013866-10-year-old-boy-among-victims-as-more-than-20-shot-on-one-chicago-day


Don't worry, I don't view this as a gun debate news story at all. Says a lot about the city of Chicago though. They should honestly just raze and bulldoze the entire south side of Chicago and gentrify the area.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby MRandall25 on Thu May 02, 2013 3:49 pm

Hmm. If only Chicago banned guns.


Oh wait.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby Sarcastic on Thu May 02, 2013 3:55 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
Sarcastic wrote:I'm not posting this to spark a new gun debate. Just a news story.

10-year-old boy among victims as more than 20 shot on one Chicago day
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/02/18013866-10-year-old-boy-among-victims-as-more-than-20-shot-on-one-chicago-day


Don't worry, I don't view this as a gun debate news story at all. Says a lot about the city of Chicago though. They should honestly just raze and bulldoze the entire south side of Chicago and gentrify the area.


Yeah, this isn't as much an issue on gun control (I view that more as what happened in Connecticut) -- this to me is a city problem, gang violence, and I would assume poverty, drugs, black on black crime, etc.. This is what you were talking about when you suggested a couple weeks back as something that needs to be looked at.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby Sarcastic on Thu May 02, 2013 4:00 pm

I don't know if this was posted anywhere, but take a look at a video of kids with a gun running around a street in Philly. This right there is a culture problem, lack of parenting, etc..

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/25/17916858-young-guns-philadelphia-youths-wanted-in-stick-ups
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu May 02, 2013 4:08 pm

Sarcastic wrote:I don't know if this was posted anywhere, but take a look at a video of kids with a gun running around a street in Philly. This right there is a culture problem, lack of parenting, etc..

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/25/17916858-young-guns-philadelphia-youths-wanted-in-stick-ups


Don't even get me started on Philly. My friend's fiance is a therapist, and travels around to different homes in Germantown (not the best part of Philly) to help teach these kids. The parents, by and large, are total effing deadbeats. They sit around on their asses all day, don't lift a finger to help their child beyond what is necessary, and just collect all manner of government checks. It's disgusting.

There is absolutely zero accountability in that community. NONE.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby tifosi77 on Thu May 02, 2013 5:18 pm

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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu May 02, 2013 5:21 pm

2 things:

1) The Thoughtful One should be renamed the *hartnell*bag because they usually are one
2) I am the lazy activist :face:
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Postby Shyster on Thu May 02, 2013 5:27 pm

I'm probably the Thoughtful One.
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Postby Hockeynut! on Thu May 02, 2013 5:31 pm

I think we're all "The Troublemaker".
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby Sarcastic on Thu May 02, 2013 5:37 pm

That's pretty funny.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby MRandall25 on Thu May 02, 2013 5:46 pm

I've played the part of "Random Acquaintance" plenty of times.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby tifosi77 on Thu May 02, 2013 5:54 pm

The profile pictures actually crack me up the most.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby ExPatriatePen on Thu May 02, 2013 6:15 pm

LGP is full of "Chime-In's".

People who are horribly obsessed with fitting in with a bunch of message board posters :face:
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby columbia on Thu May 02, 2013 6:16 pm

I tend to agree.

Spoiler:
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby Gaucho on Thu May 02, 2013 7:39 pm

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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby columbia on Fri May 03, 2013 11:33 am

PDT related

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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby tifosi77 on Fri May 03, 2013 12:41 pm

There is a pretty big wildfire burning just across the Ventura County line. So far well over 10,000 acres have burned and it's only at about 10% containment. Part of the fire was just two miles from my wife's office, people were out watching from the rooftops. (Lots of employees at her company live in the area that's burning, so attendance yesterday was low.) There's about a 10-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway that's been shut down, but thankfully it's not a high-traffic area. But overnight the fire burned right down the ridge all the way to the ocean.

The fire is currently almost completely surrounding an electronic communications and sensor system used by the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division at NAS Pt. Mugu. System is on top of Laguna Peak about two miles east of the base. It's worth about $1 billion and is used to test everything from air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, anti-satellite weapons, and even hypersonic test aircraft.
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Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri May 03, 2013 12:44 pm

tifosi77 wrote:There is a pretty big wildfire burning just across the Ventura County line. So far well over 10,000 acres have burned and it's only at about 10% containment. Part of the fire was just two miles from my wife's office, people were out watching from the rooftops. (Lots of employees at her company live in the area that's burning, so attendance yesterday was low.) There's about a 10-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway that's been shut down, but thankfully it's not a high-traffic area. But overnight the fire burned right down the ridge all the way to the ocean.

The fire is currently almost completely surrounding an electronic communications and sensor system used by the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division at NAS Pt. Mugu. System is on top of Laguna Peak about two miles east of the base. It's worth about $1 billion and is used to test everything from air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, anti-satellite weapons, and even hypersonic test aircraft.

How are the Santa Anna's today?
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri May 03, 2013 1:50 pm

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/05/03/obama_blames_us_for_gun_violence_in_mexico_pushes_for_gun_control.html

Right Mr. President. Mexican gun violence is our gun policy's fault, not our drug policy.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby columbia on Fri May 03, 2013 1:51 pm

They send us drugs, we send them guns.

#NAFTA
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri May 03, 2013 2:06 pm

columbia wrote:They send us drugs, we send them guns.

#NAFTA


#FastnFurious #EricHolder
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby Pitt87 on Fri May 03, 2013 4:22 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:
columbia wrote:They send us drugs, we send them guns.

#NAFTA


#FastnFurious #EricHolder


So by U.S., he literally means 'us'?
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