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Feb 9, 2018, 11:16 PM
 
This ends up like an Assassin’s Creed meme (though no serious injury AFAICT).

CTA guy has some balls.



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Feb 12, 2018, 04:49 PM
 
I didn’t see the Penn & Teller.

I can see the argument euthanasia is the proper course.

I can’t stand PETA.

I don’t know the name of other animal rights organizations. I know PETA’s name because they’re assholes. IOW, regrettably, there’s incentive for them to behave the way they do.
     
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Feb 12, 2018, 05:00 PM
 
The WWF is alright, isn't it?

The only reason I found out about them in the first place is obvious, but I've always thought they had a good reputation.

[EDIT] Nevermind. Conservation does not necessarily = animal rights.
     
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Feb 12, 2018, 05:15 PM
 
My aunt is forever posting pictures of animals in desperate straits who need money for surgery, and the cynical side of me says no, put that animal down, and save the money for the others. She is also the one who adopted a very unfriendly dog, who would only tolerate her.

not defending peta, they are jerks.
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
The WWF is alright, isn't it?

The only reason I found out about them in the first place is obvious, but I've always thought they had a good reputation.

[EDIT] Nevermind. Conservation does not necessarily = animal rights.
Well, I fibbed a little to be concice.

I can name a few, but none of them have the mindshare with me PETA does.

Even if the WWF doesn’t exactly fit, with me as an example it’s an example of this. I’ve of course heard of the WWF, but I haven’t thought about them in years.

I can peg the exact moment. Andi posted pandas hitting each other with folding chairs.
     
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aw yeah, my gifs live on in infamy
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
My aunt is forever posting pictures of animals in desperate straits who need money for surgery, and the cynical side of me says no, put that animal down, and save the money for the others. She is also the one who adopted a very unfriendly dog, who would only tolerate her.

not defending peta, they are jerks.
Yeah, there are many who are overly-empathetic about animals. I don't fault them for their compassion, but how many people want to pay for a 14-year-old dog's surgery?

Dogs that hate everyone except their owners are the only dogs I don't love. They're sub-dogs.

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I can name a few, but none of them have the mindshare with me PETA does.
...which I'm assuming is solely due to their bad press. What a terrible organization.

I can peg the exact moment. Andi posted pandas hitting each other with folding chairs.
     
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Feb 13, 2018, 01:54 PM
 
Hell in a Cell.

     
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Feb 13, 2018, 09:11 PM
 
A sting operation on an arms deal just went bad.

It was here.



This is where the State of Illinois has all their downtown Chicago government offices. Also prominently featured in the 80s movie Running Scared.

By some bizarre occurrence, an off-duty police commander was shot and killed.


Edit: it’s possible the sting part is incorrect. I read about things when news was flying fast and furious, and didn’t check for updates since.
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Feb 13, 2018, 10:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Hell in a Cell.

a backup of frickin' mobileme to the rescue:
     
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Also...

     
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I like to think mine was first.
     
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Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
This...

is a mannequin.
I've read carpool lane stories like this before. The police statements are always silent on how many times it worked. They imply the dummy was caught the first time, when it probably worked for months.
     
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Sarah Palin loves pandas!

     
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Feb 16, 2018, 02:33 AM
 
That mannequin is fairly realistic. Without the hoodie on and on a sunny day, I would guess that no one would know.
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It would be totally inappropriate for me to note which world leader’s wife the mannequin resembles.

So I won’t do that.
     
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15 seconds.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
15 seconds.
Got a good laugh out of that.
     
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Mar 6, 2018, 01:08 PM
 
This is Lorelei.



It gives you an idea of what one of our local radio stations stands for. WLUP, “the Loop”.

If you’ve ever heard of Disco Demolition, that was them. Lorelei here is from that era.

Pin sweeper just came through. It’s going non-commercial, Christian.
     
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Mar 6, 2018, 05:56 PM
 
Classic Rock to Christian? That makes me sad.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Mar 6, 2018, 08:17 PM
 
Not just classic rock, classic rock... for forty years. It was there at the beginning.
     
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Mar 7, 2018, 02:46 PM
 
I'm a Christian, and Christian radio even makes me sad.

Christian music has come a long way in the last 20 years, but radio Christian has not.
     
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Mar 7, 2018, 02:51 PM
 
I have a high school friend who is constantly posting pictures from huge Christian rock concerts. So there is a following.
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
I'm a Christian, and Christian radio even makes me sad.

Christian music has come a long way in the last 20 years, but radio Christian has not.
What?? You do realize that 1998 was 20 years ago, right?

Bleach, Switchfoot, Blindside, dcTalk, Relient K, Five Iron Frenzy, Delirious?, Project 86, Grits, Jars of Clay, The O.C. Supertones, John Reuben, Kutless, MxPx, Pillar, Thousand Foot Krutch...I'll admit I don't listen to Christian rock today so maybe it's way better now, but '90s Christian music was awesome.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
What?? You do realize that 1998 was 20 years ago, right?

Bleach, Switchfoot, Blindside, dcTalk, Relient K, Five Iron Frenzy, Delirious?, Project 86, Grits, Jars of Clay, The O.C. Supertones, John Reuben, Kutless, MxPx, Pillar, Thousand Foot Krutch...I'll admit I don't listen to Christian rock today so maybe it's way better now, but '90s Christian music was awesome.
I'm getting so old, you pointing out that 1998 was only 20 years ago made my eyes bug.

You have a point with:
Bleach
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Relient K
Delirious?
MxPx
TFK

OC Supertones made me want to convert. To anything else.
     
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Angel Grinder
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Mar 8, 2018, 06:37 PM
 
Never heard of any of those. I remember Creed.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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How did this make it to court? Foster kids taken away because foster parents refused to tell the kids that the Easter bunny is real.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43336409
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The lyric in Jay-Z's So Ghetto "Iceberg slim baby ride rims" have struck me as weird and goofy for almost 20 years. Today, I looked them up and got context. So, that's something off my list.





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The station ended its run with “Highway to Hell”.
     
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Apparently relieving symptoms brings in endless money. A cure sends the patient away - no more money.

This is a good example of why business should not run government.
     
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Apr 13, 2018, 03:02 AM
 
Government suffers from the same issue on its own.

“You actually solved the problem? Great! We don’t need you now so you’re all fired.”
     
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Apparently relieving symptoms brings in endless money. A cure sends the patient away - no more money.

This is a good example of why business should not run government.
What is actually a much more pressingly obvious conclusion is that healthcare should under no circumstances be profit-driven.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
What is actually a much more pressingly obvious conclusion is that healthcare should under no circumstances be profit-driven.
That’s filthy commie talk!
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Government suffers from the same issue on its own.

“You actually solved the problem? Great! We don’t need you now so you’re all fired.”
Government doesn't make a profit. The group tasked with solving a problem will get reassigned, but everyone else will have a shot at their former budget. So there's no system-wide motive to fail.

The reasoning does break down with very large efforts.
     
 
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