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by Shyster
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Today's Harassment Claims
Replies: 607
Views: 14751

Today's Harassment Claims

I don't enjoy modern political discussion and this is a major example of why. The hammer falls hard on those that people on the internet decide they don't like something that someone said at some point. What happened to Liam Neeson is another good example. Human beings and their thoughts, views etc...
by Shyster
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:41 pm
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Topic: Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding
Replies: 4171
Views: 111463

Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding

Waze, Waze, Waze.
by Shyster
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:08 pm
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Topic: Today's Harassment Claims
Replies: 607
Views: 14751

Today's Harassment Claims

Shocked! Shocked I am to discover that a man born in 1907 and who was already in his 60s when interviewed in 1971 did not have progressive, post-millennial opinions about race and sexual orientation. I am also shocked to discover that bears crap in the woods. You might want to sit down for this one...
by Shyster
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:53 pm
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Topic: Today's Harassment Claims
Replies: 607
Views: 14751

Today's Harassment Claims

Shocked! Shocked I am to discover that a man born in 1907 and who was already in his 60s when interviewed in 1971 did not have progressive, post-millennial opinions about race and sexual orientation. I am also shocked to discover that bears crap in the woods.
by Shyster
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:07 pm
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Topic: Weather Thread
Replies: 5969
Views: 151700

Weather Thread

There was a brief but intense hailstorm yesterday at the casa de Shyster. Probably about two or three minutes of pea-sized hail.
by Shyster
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:05 pm
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Topic: Video Games
Replies: 6725
Views: 216186

Video Games

Link's Awakening is the one with a magic whale? If so, then I played it on the original Gameboy.
by Shyster
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 118057
Views: 2605622

Politics And Current Events

Just read Breyer's dissent in Hudson: Again, the Court already ruled unanimously in Richards (in an opinion that Breyer joined) that police don't have to bother knocking at all on the basis that knocking would be dangerous, futile, or would inhibit their investigation, such as through the destructi...
by Shyster
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:12 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 118057
Views: 2605622

Politics And Current Events

That is the application of the announced holding to the facts of the case. It is not a limitation of the holding to only those facts.

You do remember I'm an appellate-litigation specialist, right?
by Shyster
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 118057
Views: 2605622

Politics And Current Events

True, but the holding was not limited to the facts of that particular case.
by Shyster
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:26 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 118057
Views: 2605622

Politics And Current Events

Hudson v. Michigan Hudson v. Michigan held that a violation of the "knock and announce" principle did not mean that suppression was necessary. But the the ability of police to engage in no-knock raids in the first place came from earlier cases such as Wilson v. Arkansas and Richards v. Wisconsin , ...
by Shyster
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:44 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 118057
Views: 2605622

Politics And Current Events

Scalia, Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Kennedy are fully to blame...
How so?
by Shyster
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:47 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 118057
Views: 2605622

Politics And Current Events

http://reason.com/blog/2019/02/04/houston-narcs-were-clearly-labeled-durin This is an awful story. The no knock warrant stuff is reckless. According to Acevedo, the officers announced themselves while "simultaneously breaching the front door," which was immediately followed by shotgun "rounds" that...
by Shyster
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Blackjack's Thread of Illness and Ailments
Replies: 820
Views: 19889

Blackjack's Thread of Illness and Ailments

Nope. You needed the service, and ER was the best option available.
by Shyster
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Video Games
Replies: 6725
Views: 216186

Video Games

Aw hell yeah. What was originally going to be a Hornet DLC for Hollow Knight is now going to be a complete sequel:




by Shyster
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 118057
Views: 2605622

Politics And Current Events

Trump will declare national emergency to fund border wall

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/430 ... -emergency
That's a snazzy suit/vest combo Chuck Grassley is wearing. I'm in the subset that likes brown suits. :thumb:
by Shyster
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non-Military Aviation
Replies: 904
Views: 23582

Non-Military Aviation

Emirates has an outstanding Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase of 40 787-10s, but given the rejiggering of their A380 backlog into A330s and A350s, I doubt those 787s will be forthcoming. Still, considering Emirates has ordered 150 777X aircraft, and might order even more now that the A380...
by Shyster
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP
Replies: 4655
Views: 168720

RIP

RIP conspiracy theorist and perpetual presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche, at age 96. Back when I was in college at Pitt, stacks of some sort of LaRouche newsletter/newspaper regularly appeared in the student union, and in those pre-smartphone days they were a way to kill time while waiting for y...
by Shyster
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non-Military Aviation
Replies: 904
Views: 23582

Non-Military Aviation

I swear I read the other week that Qatar was opting to go with the A350, so that’s big news if they’re truly going the 777 route. I think you might be thinking of Etihad, which along with Qatar and Emirares is part of the "Middle East 3" of aviation. Etihad has been having some financial problems, ...
by Shyster
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.
Replies: 681
Views: 22583

Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.

NASA today will announce that it is officially ceasing all further efforts to contact the Mars Opportunity rover, which went silent after a massive dust storm last year. Considering that the twin Spirit and Opportunity rovers launched back in 2003 and were only designed for a 90-day mission, Opportu...
by Shyster
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:03 pm
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Topic: Non-Military Aviation
Replies: 904
Views: 23582

Non-Military Aviation

Airbus will be releasing a financial and earnings report tomorrow, and a lot of rumors from major news sources are swirling that Airbus will use the release as an opportunity to announce the phase-out of the A380 program. There have been no new orders for A380s since 2015, and Emirates (which holds ...
by Shyster
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 118057
Views: 2605622

Politics And Current Events

And before I hear the whole “that 110 k will help the rest of the population of the endangered goat” which it of course will.....what would help the population more is to maybe use that 110k to track, tranquilize, and tag the goat instead of putting a bullet through it. Guys like this are the ultim...
by Shyster
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pet Thread
Replies: 2266
Views: 68490

Pet Thread

Yet more dog agility:



It's sorta like watching someone show up at a race track with a dump truck.
by Shyster
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:06 pm
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Topic: Military Affairs & History
Replies: 1453
Views: 45503

Military Affairs & History

Neato.
by Shyster
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:43 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 118057
Views: 2605622

Politics And Current Events

I am a buyer of the concept of high-speed rail for certain routes. Mostly the type of distance that could be covered by a regional jet for air travel, call it 2-hour flights, or thereabouts. When you take into account various airport-related shenanigans you have to deal with, the 50-minute flight f...
by Shyster
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding
Replies: 4171
Views: 111463

Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding

Depends on the manufacturer and the specific models. For those curious, here's a current list of all of the new vehicles that still offer a manual: https://www.tflcar.com/2018/11/manual-cars-suvs-2019/ From what I see, the brands that do not offer a manual on any vehicle include Alfa Romeo, Audi, Bu...