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by Shyster
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:10 am
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Topic: Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.
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Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.

Rocket Labs unfortunately suffered its first mission failure earlier today. The 13th mission of the Electron Rocket, dubbed "Pics Or It Didn't Happen," was carrying seven satellites: five SuperDove satellites for the imaging company Planet, as well as one satellite each for Canon Electronics and In-...
by Shyster
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:50 pm
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Topic: Police earning the hate
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Views: 29927

Police earning the hate

How An NYPD Officer Can Hit A Teen With His Car In Front Of Several Witnesses And Get Away With It https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200625/12111244785/how-nypd-officer-can-hit-teen-with-his-car-front-several-witnesses-get-away-with-it.shtml Apparently, this is how an investigation unfolds. Offic...
by Shyster
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:44 pm
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Topic: Police earning the hate
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Police earning the hate

The NYPD Isn’t Giving Bodycam Footage to Officials Investigating Alleged Abuse https://truthout.org/articles/the-nypd-isnt-giving-bodycam-footage-to-officials-investigating-alleged-abuse/ Like many cities, New York City began equipping its police officers with body-worn cameras a few years ago. The...
by Shyster
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:18 pm
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Topic: Police earning the hate
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Police earning the hate

Body Camera Footage Shows Florida Cops Laughing About Using Rubber Bullets on Anti-Police Brutality Protesters https://reason.com/2020/07/03/body-camera-footage-shows-florida-cops-laughing-about-using-rubber-bullets-on-anti-police-brutality-protesters/ A Florida police department is investigating o...
by Shyster
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:05 am
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Topic: Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.
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Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.

Ars Technica has an article on the Russian Angara rocket. The Angara is a modular launcher that is supposed to replace the Proton rocket as a medium/heavy lift vehicle in its multi-core version and also replace some of the smaller launchers like Rokot in its single-core version. Angara has been in d...
by Shyster
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:30 am
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Topic: All Things Guns & Ammo
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All Things Guns & Ammo

None of the guns I'd like to buy are in stock anywhere. I'd like the Ruger PC Carbine with the AR-style pistol grip and stock. Can't find one of those anywhere. Heck, I'd also like a Ruger Bisley Blackhawk in .44 Special, and all those are sold out.
by Shyster
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:34 pm
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Topic: All Things Guns & Ammo
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All Things Guns & Ammo

The FBI released the raw NICS background checks for the month of June 2020. June was the highest month on record going back to November 1998 with 3,931,607 checks, which is more than 200,000 more than the prior record of March 2020. These are the raw numbers, so not every check was necessarily for a...
by Shyster
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:51 pm
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Topic: Police earning the hate
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Views: 29927

Police earning the hate

New Charges and Audit Results Reveal Widespread Laxness and Corruption in the Houston Narcotics Division That Killed an Innocent Couple https://reason.com/2020/07/02/new-charges-and-audit-results-reveal-widespread-laxness-and-corruption-in-the-houston-narcotics-division-that-killed-an-innocent-coup...
by Shyster
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:39 pm
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Topic: Weather Thread
Replies: 7163
Views: 240291

Weather Thread

My electric bill is going to hurt.
by Shyster
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:38 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

That's more than five months of mortgage payments for me, and that's including escrowed taxes. For the mortgage alone, it's probably closer to nine or ten months.
by Shyster
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:58 pm
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Topic: Non-Military Aviation
Replies: 1264
Views: 57692

Non-Military Aviation

Bad aviation news keeps rolling in. Aeromexico has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Chile’s LATAM Airlines and Colombia’s Avianca Holdings had earlier declared bankruptcy. The South American airlines are really hurting. Airbus has announced a plan to cut over 14,000 jobs, including 5,000 jobs in Fran...
by Shyster
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:41 pm
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Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 10948
Views: 198644

COVID-19

So pretty much today's resolution (or whatever the hell it is) is a muscle flex. It was a couple of weeks ago, IIRC. The Supreme Court took the suit directly on expedited King's Bench review. The ultimate conclusion is that the emergency-powers law says that the General Assembly can override the go...
by Shyster
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:30 pm
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Topic: Police earning the hate
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Views: 29927

Police earning the hate

Police Departments Asked Live PD To Cut Footage That Made Cops Look Bad https://reason.com/2020/07/01/police-departments-asked-live-pd-to-cut-footage-that-made-cops-look-bad/ After A&E canceled the police ride-along reality show Live PD in response to growing criticism and activism about how police...
by Shyster
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:20 pm
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Topic: COVID-19
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Views: 198644

COVID-19

Also today, the PA Supreme Court ruled that under the PA Constitution, the concurrent resolution to rescind Wolf's declaration of emergency must be presented to the governor for his approval. Which of course will not be given. So the legislature failed in its bid to overturn the emergency orders. IM...
by Shyster
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:05 pm
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Topic: COVID-19
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Views: 198644

COVID-19

The thing that gets me about the masks is the level of response for such a minor imposition. All of the stuff our government does on a daily basis, and this is where people draw the line? Endless wars? The public: Meh. Warrantless wiretapping of your phone and email? The public: Meh. Confiscatory ta...
by Shyster
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:51 pm
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Topic: COVID-19
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Views: 198644

COVID-19

So if my kids are playing outside with their friends, they all need a mask? Or if they are on our property they should be good? What about swimming? A. outdoors and unable to consistently maintain a distance of six feet from individuals who are not members of their household; If they are not able t...
by Shyster
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:36 pm
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Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 10948
Views: 198644

COVID-19

Section 2: Face Coverings Required Except as provided in Section 3, individuals are required to wear face coverings if they are: A. outdoors and unable to consistently maintain a distance of six feet from individuals who are not members of their household; B. in any indoor location where members of...
by Shyster
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:18 pm
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Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 10948
Views: 198644

COVID-19

Masks are now mandatory in all public spaces in Pennsylvania

https://www.wtae.com/article/masks-are- ... D7OWr17XcQ#
by Shyster
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:31 pm
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Topic: Weather Thread
Replies: 7163
Views: 240291

Weather Thread

Hellish 2020 to get even hotter with ‘potentially historic’ heat wave in July, meteorologists warn

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html
by Shyster
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:47 pm
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Topic: Randomness Dos
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Views: 1607711

Randomness Dos

by Shyster
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:46 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Views: 4006424

Politics And Current Events

Asking cops to treat black people the same way they treat white people is a small ask as well. Cops beat the crap out of plenty of white people, too. I'd say we should ask cops to treat everyone the way they treat other cops, but if that happened then no one would ever be arrested no matter what cr...
by Shyster
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:27 pm
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Topic: Non-Military Aviation
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Views: 57692

Non-Military Aviation

Saw that Boeing began FAA recert flights for the 73-MAX jets this week. The first flight was yesterday, I believe. The test aircraft was a MAX7, which I find interesting given that both of the crash aircraft were MAX8s. I believe the FAA has said that the flights will last at least a couple more da...
by Shyster
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:57 pm
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Topic: Non-Military Aviation
Replies: 1264
Views: 57692

Non-Military Aviation

The European Aviation Safety Agency and the UK Civil Aviation Agency have both barred Pakistan International Airlines from operating in EU or UK airspace for six months beginning on July 1st. The United Arab Emirates has also demanded that PIA verify the credentials of PIA personnel who work in the ...
by Shyster
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:32 pm
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Topic: Police earning the hate
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Views: 29927

Police earning the hate

Colorado Cop Arrests, Abuses Man for Refusing to give Witness Statement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3ngPLU9Lg8 https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/cops-gone-rogue/watch-colorado-cop-arrests-abuses-man-for-refusing-to-give-witness-statement-kCUy08Da9E2WvpkNWTfZcw Stunned that a citizen would not wan...
by Shyster
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:01 pm
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Topic: Police earning the hate
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Views: 29927

Police earning the hate

Buffalo Cop Calls Woman "Disrespectful Little F*cking C*nt" for Recording Cops https://www.facebook.com/ruweyda.munye/videos/10215359007162256/?t=7 Buffalo Police lieutenant suspended, under investigation after derogatory comments caught on camera https://www.wkbw.com/news/local-news/buffalo-police-...