Want to Destroy Your Neighbors' Lives? There's an App for That!

Gross story out of Texas about a family who used a police app called "iwatchharriscounty" to get the cops called on their neighbors, leading the entire family of neighbors to be arrested. (One of them has leukemia, says their lawyer. An "illegal weapon" and drugs were found by cops.)

Worst part, as reported by KHOU:

Neighbors claim they watched a constant flow of traffic to the house and even watched suspicious activity in the wee hours of the morning.

"There would be a skateboarder that would come down our street," said neighbor Carlie Padgett. "He had a bag in his hand and he would throw it in their yard and pick up a bag and skateboard back out."...

Neighbors point to the evidence pulled from the house as their proof and many stood watching as the entire family was arrested.

"A lot of cop cars," recalled Padgett. "The doors were all open on their cars. You could tell they had been searched heavily and I was loving it."

May you walk the straight and narrow all your days, Ms. Padgett.

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  • UnCivilServant||

    So because their laundry uses a skateboarder to deliver and pick up, they're criminals?

  • Doctor Whom||

    So now we know Tony's real name.

  • SugarFree||

    This can't be true. I've been assured repeatedly that Texans are the only freedom-loving people left in the world. It's Libertopia except for all the homos in Austin.

  • Brett L||

    Its not that they love freedom, its that they've constitutionally constrained their legislature to keep them from meddling too quickly.

  • SugarFree||

    But it's always pitched as a cultural difference. Because nycjewfags.

  • Marshall Gill||

    Yeah, good point. There is no cultural difference between Yankees and Texans.

    Wake up on the stupid side of the bed this morning?

  • SugarFree||

    No, I'm just sick of Texans acting like they are a beacon of freedom when the same police state shit goes on in their precious Texas as it does everywhere.

  • Marshall Gill||

    I'm just sick of Texans acting like they are a beacon of freedom when the same police state shit goes on in their precious Texas

    I figured as much but just couldn't pass up an opportunity to fuck with you.

  • SugarFree||

    I figured as much but just couldn't pass up an opportunity to fuck with you.

    After what tarran did to me in the Morning Links, I think I've been through enough today.

  • Marshall Gill||

    Oh, I will have to go and take a look! Thanks for the heads up!

  • Hugh Akston||

    You have no one to blame but yourself for opening the AM links thread in the first place.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    There is no cultural difference between Yankees and Texans

    Though, you have to admit those cultural difference that do exist are often exaggerated to absurdity.

    And, by the way, if you include in your definition of "Yankee" anything south of Boston, you can meet me on the field with pistols at dawn.

  • Marshall Gill||

    And, by the way, if you include in your definition of "Yankee" anything south of Boston, you can meet me on the field with pistols at dawn.

    I am from OK. One time in Virginia someone asked me if I was a Yankee. When I told them I was from Oklahoma they nodded and said "yep".

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Well, we already know that Virginian and Res Publica Americana are bat-shit insane....what's your point?

  • Swiss Servator, Befehl!||

    Cripes, I had one guy from LA (Lower Alabama) once tell me that anyone north of Birmingham was a "yankee"...

  • Marshall Gill||

    Mostly that I would have to Potter Stewart "Yankee". I can't define it but I know it when I see it.

  • SIV||

    And, by the way, if you include in your definition of "Yankee" anything south of Boston, you can meet me on the field with pistols at dawn.

    Fuckin' Yankees

    If the men and boys of your state mostly wore blue suits in the War of Northern Aggression you're a Yankee.

  • Bramblyspam||

    Yankee, n. In Europe, an American. In the Northern States of our Union, a New Englander. In the Southern States the word is unknown. (See DAMYANK.)

    -- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"

  • Live Free or Diet||

    When we were living in Louisiana and friends were living in east Texas, we used to decide who visited where according to what was legal (or simply easier) in which state.

    How free you feel in a particular state seems to have mostly to do with what you like to do.

  • Brett L||

    Texas has about 4 different cultures, and many Texans, especially near the cities are neither born nor raised Texan. So the freedom narrative is one that Texas tries to tell itself to create a cohesive culture. It is not the only narrative that they tell themselves either.

  • Brett L||

    Admittedly in loud and -- to outsiders -- obnoxious ways that don't always resonate well. I will say that, on balance, the parts of Texas I lived in are (this cunt aside) nicer, more polite, and more interested.

  • SugarFree||

    Kentucky is the same, but we don't have a cohesion narrative. The various regions hate each other pretty openly, or just sort of forget the others exist.

  • ||

    One meddler = Texans.

  • SugarFree||

    Or the 11 cop cars that showed up to terrorize a guy for giving 75 cents to a homeless guy.

  • Rotbard||

    One meddler = Texans

    It's true. Know what else is true?

    One statist = Californians
    One anti-smoking zealot = New Yorkers
    One hermit gun hoarder = Libertarians

  • Aresen||

    Ms. Padgett, budding stasi informer.

  • Killaz||

    Budding!?! She has paid her dues. This is no longer a process in the making.

    NSA Official: 'We Are Now a Police State'

    http://www.cnsnews.com/mrctv-b.....z0Dxo.dpuf

  • Killaz||



    NSA Official: 'We Are Now a Police State'
    December 19, 2013 - 10:54 AM
    By Matt Vespa
    Subscribe to Matt Vespa RSS

    Last year, high-ranking NSA official Bill Binney said, “We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state.” Now, Binney says that the U.S. has already become a full-blown police state.

    Binney told Washington’s Blog on Wednesday that:

    “The main use of the collection from these [NSA spying] programs [is] for law enforcement. [See the 2 slides below].”
    NSA slide
    NSA slide

    “These slides give the policy of the DOJ/FBI/DEA etc. on how to use the NSA data. In fact, they instruct that none of the NSA data is referred to in courts – cause it has been acquired without a warrant.”

    “So, they have to do a ‘Parallel Construction’ and not tell the courts or prosecution or defense the original data used to arrest people. This I call: a ‘planned programed perjury policy’ directed by US law enforcement.”

    “And, as the last line on one slide says, this also applies to ‘Foreign Counterparts.’”

    “This is a total corruption of the justice system not only in our country but around the world. The source of the info is at the bottom of each slide. This is a totalitarian process – means we are now in a police state.”

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    Hop-slam, Hop-slam, Hop-sla-a-a-am!
    Whoooo-hooOOOOO!

    (Say it like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b50u7d0FIpE )

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    "A lot of cop cars," recalled Padgett. "The doors were all open on their cars. You could tell they had been searched heavily and I was loving it.

    Bitch should be arrested for using a stative verb in the progressive aspect.

  • Otis B. Driftwood||

    An unexpected voice of reason from the gallery of fuckwits:

    We had folks selling drugs out of a house in our cul de sac for years. Neither they nor their customers ever caused any trouble for any of us. They didn't bother us; we didn't bother them. A few of the neighbors mentioned noticing it too, but we agreed that they weren't hurting anyone, so we left them alone. I spoke with the family when I would see them walking around the community. They seemed nice enough, a little "white trash" for my taste, but it's not like I was forced to have them over for dinner or something. The son mentioned that he and his dad did some gunsmithing, so I'm sure the government would have found firearms in the house and made a big fuss about how they saved us all. In reality, the greatest danger to the community would have been if a bunch of SWAT cops came storming in with guns blazing. The family had dogs, which means that the cops would have opened fire (they shoot dogs as a matter of course). Plywood walls and vinyl siding don't stop bullets, particularly not from long guns. When it comes to stopping someone from flushing a few ounces of drugs, the government is all too happy to risk the lives of children and other innocents, not to mention the lives of its own police officers. The way The State addresses the unlicensed recreational pharmaceutical trade is immoral and irresponsible.

  • Otis B. Driftwood||

    Don't how this got nested under HM. EDIT BUTTON, NOW!

  • ||

    I'm not sure what the "gross out" part is. If my neighbors are selling illegal drugs out of their house I'm calling the cops. It's not clear that's what was happening, but it's not clear that wasn't what was happening.

    I'm full libertarian in my support for full legalization of all drugs (save antibiotics). But as long as it's illegal, living next to a dope house means crime, falling house prices, etc.

  • Raven Nation||

    One of my friends lives in a middle-class neighborhood & his neighbors are low-level drug dealers (no apparent weapons, etc.). Whenever he's working in the yard and some unknown vehicle pulls up, he just wanders over and starts chatting to the driver like a good neighbor. Apparently it has had some success in slowing the traffic flow.

  • Brett L||

    I actually do suspect my neighbors of doing some drug dealing on the side. However, they are nice guys, they have families, and are quiet about it (if I am correct.) Also, they asked a friend for an explanation when she picked up a package off our porch while we were away. And they do some yard work for the old biddy next to them. In short, I wish all of my neighbors were like that.

  • Free Society||

    A good libertarian knows that all drug dealers are violent thugs. derp/

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    All good libertarians take up illegal side projects now and then.

  • Brett L||

    Agreed. They seem to have no problem with my practicing chemical engineering skills like separations of miscible liquid systems by taking advantage of their differing vapor pressures on water-ethanol systems on occasion.

  • Free Society||

    ha

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    Shut up.

  • wareagle||

    you gonna call the cops because you know dead certain illegal activity is going on or because you just don't like them?

  • ||

    If I see a steady flow of people coming and going, I'm gonna knock on the door, introduce myself, and ask what's going on. If I don't like the answers, I'm calling the cops.

    Cops should have probable cause to get a warrant, a warrant to do a search, and evidence of a crime to make arrests. When cops do things they shouldn't, it makes my blood boil, but that doesn't mean I'm going to accept drive-bys as a fact of life.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    Pry consult with your attorney before you talk to cops, at least.

  • Free Society||

    So people engaging in voluntary, yet state disapproved, commerce means drive-bys? What other irrational equivocations do you make to support your hypocrisy?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    If I see a steady flow of people coming and going, I'm gonna knock on the door, introduce myself, and ask what's going on. If I don't like the answers, I'm calling the cops.

    Who the hell do you think you are?

    This is why I attempt to live as far away from other people as economically feasible.

  • ||

    I think I'm a home owner and neighbor.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    And that gives you the right to meddle in other people's business? Because you own a home near them?

    Let me tell you something; if you walk onto my property and your actions make me feel threatened for the safety and well-being of myself or my family, there will be a muzzle pointed in your direction. And if you do not cease your criminal trespass, you risk lead penetrating your ribcage and cranium at high velocities.

  • Free Society||

    He'll bring the state into it if you do that. Because he's a "full libertarian" don't ya know.

  • ||

    Calling cops to defend your person and property is immoral.
    Killing them is the right thing to do.

    Got it.

  • wareagle||

    jeezus warren..no one calls cops to defend anything. They are an after-action force that will happy to draw a nice chalk outline of your corpse and perhaps investigate how you wound up dead. But they don't do much in the way of prevention.

  • Free Society||

    Interfering in mutually agreed upon commerce of third parties is not "defending your property". What other equivocations do you care to make, bootlicker?

  • Free Society||

    Calling cops to defend your person and property is immoral.
    Killing them is the right thing to do.

    I pitty whomever shares a property line with someone like you. You're the type of neighbor who asserts ownership of your neighbors by virtue of your status as a "property owner". If your servile, snithchy bootlicking wasn't enough to disqualify your libertarian credentials, surely your complete misunderstanding of the concepts of liberty and property rights will do the job.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Calling cops to defend your person and property is immoral.

    You can fool yourself into believing that's what you're doing, but the reality is is that you're using the threat of deadly force by agents of the state to win your petty vendettas.

    Killing them is the right thing to do.

    When they pose a clear and immediate threat to one's safety, like you would if you dare trespass upon my property, then yes.

    It's clear that you're just trolling at this point, so good day to you. May your mother die in alone, afraid, and in intense pain from cervical cancer.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    Ribcage and cranium...

    I seem to recall reading about some kind of "three point" method for immobilization and incapacitation, but I cannot remember the pattern.

  • Cytotoxic||

    Warren = Tulpa

  • Free Society||

    yeah probably

  • Live Free or Diet||

    Me too. I got tired of Mrs. Grundy real fast.

  • Otis B. Driftwood||

    that doesn't mean I'm going to accept drive-bys as a fact of life.

    That's one helluva leap.

  • wareagle||

    this pretty much calls bullshit on your previous assertion of being "full libertarian." You may be a lot of things but that's not one of them.

  • ||

    Are you the gatekeeper?

  • Free Society||

    Good point, Warren. Any unthinking jackoff bootlicker can call themselves a libertarian and we can't stop them. Though conversely, using libertarian as a label doesn't necessarily make them any less of a servile bootlicker.

  • wareagle||

    simply squaring your self-declaration with comments that put the lie to it.

  • pmains||

    I'm gonna knock on the door, introduce myself

    that doesn't mean I'm going to accept drive-bys as a fact of life.

    So, you don't mind these allegedly dangerous criminals knowing (or having a strong suspicion) that you're an informant. And you think this is a safer strategy than minding your own business. Well, I hope you get a chance to test this, so that you can report back.

  • Live Free or Diet||

    We had some out-of-control neighbors move into the last neighborhood. I'm sure drugs were being moved over there, but the real problem was they were the types to flash a pistol to make a point.
    We made friends, took them to a nearby outdoor range for a cookout, fed them well and showed them what rednecks could do at 800 meters. Everybody had a good time, and the gun flashing ended.
    A few half-mile hits on a 6" target leaves an impression without starting a conflict.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    Involving cops always ends up being a pain in the ass for everyone.

  • M. Samuels||

    I'm gonna knock on the door, introduce myself, and ask what's going on.

    FASCIST!

  • Swiss Servator, Befehl!||

    No, no! It is more of a Castroite Neighborhood Committee thing.

  • entropy||

    You sound like an idiot man.

    No offense but you have some screwy assumptions going on. You think because someone sells pot, theres going to be drive-bys in suburbia? You think low level suburban pot slingers and closet growers are all in with the cartel and ready to start warring on the street?

    It's ridiculous.

    Or I suppose it is the everyone who uses drugs who are all violent criminals who are going to steal your car stereo for pot money?

  • Killaz||

    If a neighbor ever got the idea he could settle a dispute with me by bringing in the state to do his dirty work, the eventual outcome would dispel him of that foolish notion.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    If my neighbors are selling illegal drugs out of their house I'm calling the cops.

    How did Padgett have knowledge that her neighbors were indeed selling illegal drugs out of their home? Did she dress up like Batgirl, sneak into the home, and get photographic evidence of the possession of illegal drugs?

    Or did just just spy on her neighbors house from behind her curtains and purse her lips like she was sucking lemons when a skateboarding hooligan has the temerity to ride on the sidewalks of "her" neighborhood?

  • C. Anacreon||

    From your description I'm picturing Gladys Kravitz from "Bewitched"

  • Mainer2||

    Mrs Kravitz: "Abner why don't you look at me when I talk to you ?"

    Abner: "I don't need to. I've committed you to memory."

    I always like Abner.

  • Free Society||

    If my neighbors are selling illegal drugs out of their house I'm calling the cops...I'm full libertarian in my support for full legalization of all drugs (save antibiotics). But as long as it's illegal, living next to a dope house means crime, falling house prices, etc.

    You're a full hypocrite, a full liar maybe, but not a libertarian. In Nazi Germany living next door to your Jew harboring neighbors meant crime, doesn't mean there is moral imperative to call it in. You are an immoral piece of waste. I don't use ad Hominem lightly, but you are one of the worst types of people. Fuck yourself.

  • ||

    Oh please.
    Probably the worst thing about prohibition is that it puts the drug market into criminal hands.

    Not looking the other way on dope peddlers is in no fucking way similar to handing over Jews to the Nazis.

  • Free Society||

    So your neighbors must be Pablo Escobar clones? With the highest incarceration rate in the world, and the majority for non-violent crimes and the staggering amount of lives utterly ruined by people like you, yeah it does make for a rather immoral proposition on your part.

    The worst thing about prohibition aside from the aforementioned tradies, is putting people like you. Informant do-gooders like yourself are a product of this system and play no small part in perpetuating this drug war you pretend to oppose.

  • wareagle||

    Not looking the other way on dope peddlers is in no fucking way similar to handing over Jews to the Nazis.

    maybe not, but last I checked no one who called themselves "full libertarian" - and that's your phrase - thought it his business to go to someone's house and ask a bunch of question re: things that had nothing to do with him and were not violating his rights in any way.

  • ||

    Horseshit. If it's my neighbor, it has everything to do with me. And if his customers, business associates, and competition are a threat to my person and property, my rights are in play.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    That's your argument? Externalities?

    I think you are the one who is drug-addled, my friend.

  • Free Society||

    Are they? Can you demonstrate that? Can you prove how your rights were violated?

    I mean I hope they are a threat to you and I hope you knock on the wrong door an get shot off your high horse, but what proportion of drug offenders are actual violent thugs? And are they worse or more numerous than the violent thugs you would unleash onto your neighbors?

  • ||

    If it's my neighbor, it has everything to do with me.

    No.

  • wareagle||

    re-read your own post, numbnuts. When they are a threat to your rights, then you have cause to do something. But when you think they might, not so much.

  • Free Society||

    I saw a big angry looking biker dude at a bar once. I suspected he might violate my rights, so I preemptively defended myself and clubbed him to death. Self-defense, Warren style.

  • BakedPenguin||

    Don't you smoke pot?

  • sarcasmic||

    Aiding the state in the enforcementof immoral and unjust laws makes you an immoral and unjust person.

    That is all.

  • Free Society||

    exactly.

  • M. Samuels||

    "They took out a quantity of marijuana, cocaine, morphine and Xanax along with several firearms. One was a sawed off shotgun and one to be an SKS-762 caliber assault rifle."

    Their lawyer, Sam Adamo said Stephanie Wood runs a business out of her home.
  • Swiss Servator, Befehl!||

    Xanax?

  • sarcasmic||

    Ad hominem is "You're a poopy-head, and because you're a poopy-head everything you say is wrong."

    You're simply making a valid observation.

  • Free Society||

    Still, calling a shithead a shithead rarely helps your argument. But he's making my argument for me with claims of valuing liberty while aiding one of the worst state crimes of the 20th century. He is the lowest form of life, though perhaps marginally better than a rapist. This scum who deserves the drive-bys that he irrationally fears from his non-violent neighbors. People like him are why doors get kicked in and innocent people die or spend their lives in a cage if they're lucky.

  • Hugh Akston||

    Calling the cops for any reason is never the right thing to do. Calling the cops on another person is definitely a dick move, possibly accessory to murder.

  • sarcasmic||

    Calling the cops for any reason is never the right thing to do.

    That's not true. I mean, if you've got a dead body and no way to dispose of it, you should probably call the cops. But other than that, I can't think of a reason.

  • UnCivilServant||

    if you've got a dead body and no way to dispose of it, you should probably call the cops

    Anonymously and from far away.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    "if you've got a dead body and no way to dispose of it, you should probably call the cops"

    From a payphone.

  • ||

    heh

  • some guy||

    Sometimes you need a police report to file an insurance claim. Then it's okay, but try to do it on the website. You don't want the bastards paying you a visit to check for evidence.

  • MattJ||

    I lived across the street from a drug dealer when I was attending GaTech in Atlanta.

    I 'knew' he was a drug dealer because his customers would drive or walk up at all hours of the day/night, stay for 5-10 minutes, and leave. I suppose it's possible that the guy could have just had a couple dozen people who needed to spend 5-10 minutes at his house every few days for some other reason, but I doubt it.

    I didn't turn him in - he was a pretty good neighbor, really. I didn't have your property value problems because I was renting, and none of his customers every gave me or my roommates a hard time, apparently because he insisted. The one time one of them spoke to me (asking me for money) the dealer called his name told him to get lost. My notions of the rightness/wrongness of the drug war were not yet developed, but I figured if I turned him in, somebody crappier would take his place.

  • some guy||

    One day living next to a drug dealer will be considered a perk. Like living in walking distance of a metro station or a "good" school.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    You could tell they had been searched heavily and I was loving it.

    IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE.

  • wareagle||

    oh noes!!! Not a skate boarder. Seriously, is it wrong to want something bad to happen to this vile creature of a woman?

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Obama rolling back Bush era spy on America program and there is no article?

    Wake up, Reason!

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    When Obama "rolls back" something, it really means still expanding it but less fast than before. Or not really "rolling back" it at all.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    C'MON MAN!

    Get off the GOP plantation like I did.

  • Free Society||

    "Obama rolling back Bush era policy" because it resulted in lower approval ratings, only then does he roll it back. What other Bush era policies were rolled back, Assplug?

  • Otis B. Driftwood||

    Any criticism of Obama = GOP

    That's like when BOOOOSH!!1!1!!1 told the world, "If you're not with us, you're against us." There is only room for two teams in that infinitesimally small brain of yours, butthurt.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Wrong. He said "expanding it less fast" which is incorrect and a knee-jerk Bush defense.

    Trapped on the GOP plantation!

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    BOOOSH "rolled back" shit the same way. BOOSH is Obama's Obi Wan.

  • Juice||

    Yes, remember Total Information Awareness? They "rolled it back" as in they just hid it. TIA is what we still have and will still have after Obama "rolls it back."

  • Hugh Akston||

    Keep arguing with the sockpuppet, guys. I'm sure you'll win it over eventually.

  • Swiss Servator, Befehl!||

    +1 Bullwinkle pulling a rabbit out of his hat

  • Jordan||

    I think you mean Obama going through meaningless window dressing to shut down the conversation he never wanted to have in the first place.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    More eloquent.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Dear Jesus, these people lied to us about what they were doing in the first place! Remember? Like repeatedly, even after knowing they'd been caught? So now some bullshit spewed by the Liar-in-Chief means something? Holy shit, the stupid.

    What needs to happen is that another branch altogether needs to investigate and take action to restore legal intelligence-gathering and limits upon it. Not that I expect that to happen, but this administration's bullshit self-assessment of its criminal activities is just that--bullshit. I know, let's let criminals investigate themselves and decide whether or not they're guilty.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Don't tell me you're falling for this shit. The only thing that is being rolled-back is media scrutiny of the Intelligence Community.

  • sarcasmic||

    "If you like your privacy, you can keep your privacy. Period."

  • CE||

    For one more year.

  • Bardas Phocas||

    He's lying!

  • Jordan||

    Name one substantive reform that Obama is going to accept.

  • Doctor Whom||

    He's going to buy more rubber stamps. What more do you want?

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Warrant required for telecomm metadata search.

  • sarcasmic||

    Since when were warrant requirements enforced? Oh yeah. Never.

  • Doctor Whom||

    As I said, more rubber stamps.

  • Jordan||

    Citation needed.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Seriously, is it wrong to want something bad to happen to this vile creature of a woman?

    I'm hoping an errant round from the next SWAT night assault hits her in the spine.

  • Killaz||

    Though difficult to wish violence on a complete idiot, this is one scenario to consider when you live in Texas and your neighbor is Stasi.

    1. Take a trip down to Juarez.
    2. Purchase a fresh body from the morgue.
    3. Scrape hair and skin from the scalp.
    4. Leave the body on the side of a desolate road.
    5. Plant the 'evidence' on her car grill, with a few impact bumps for good measure.
    6. Call anonymously in about her suspicious behavior.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    That seems awfully involved when you could just drop a dime and state "I believe Mr./Ms. X is running an unlicensed business (like a hair salon or swingers club) out of his/her home" and get the same outcome.

  • Killaz||

    You don't want to come across as a goofy prankster when you are putting a neighbor in their place. You want to send a message to the rest of them that this is just the tip of the possible outcomes of what happens when they fuck with you.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Fair enough.

  • Killaz||

    I mean, not that your goofy, but the idea is a bit too whimsical for what is needed here.

  • Killaz||

    you're

    New Year's resolution -- get OCD on this shitty grammar of mine. Also, do heroin.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Obama rolling back Bush era spy on America program and there is no article?

    Sure he did. And then he apologized and resigned, right?

  • creech||

    Imagine how much more effective the Gestapo would have been with this kind of app. Maybe it's time to start phoning in anonymous tips concerning the goings-on at the homes of local politicians? Tie up a couple of police cars, paperwork, etc.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    I'm only giving tips to a Defiance style party. More than police cars will be tied up.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    If my neighbors are selling illegal drugs out of their house I'm calling the cops. It's not clear that's what was happening, but it's not clear that wasn't what was happening.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Kelly Thomas juror.

  • ||

    All these bad stories from Houston. Our gay mayor just got gay married. Coincidence? I think not, look how it disrupts our society!

  • lap83||

    OT
    http://jezebel.com/here-are-th.....socialflow

    Jezebel writer is upset that Vogue photoshopped Lena Dunham's Vogue pictures to make her more covered up.

  • SugarFree||

    It's a mystery of physics how tits that small can sag so much.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    This sums up my thoughts.

  • Entropy Void||

    "As for the traffic, Adamo told us Stephanie Wood has Leukemia and runs a business out of her home.

    "Mrs. Wood because of her condition works out of the home, works on the internet procures and sells these e-cigarettes," he said."

    Good thing they live in Texas not Chigago.

  • Irish||

    No fucking way.

    Christopher HayesVerified account
    ‏@chrislhayes

    This is classic Obama: rhetoric that places him as Tiresias, the seer who's lives in both worlds, sees each side.

    I love MSNBC commentators. None of them ever have anything interesting, intelligent, or reasonable to say. Instead, they periodically drop vague allusions to historical figures they clearly just read about on Wikipedia and act like we should therefore worship their giant brains.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Tiresias, the guy who was turned into a woman for a number of years and who turned tricks as a woman?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    worship their giant brains.
    the seer who's lives


    who's lives


    who's
  • CE||

    classic Obama: rhetoric that places him as Tiresias, the seer who's lives in both worlds, sees each side.

    So they're admitting he's one of the undead.

  • niobiumstudio||

    WTF? Since when is an "SKS-762" considered a fucking "Assault Rifle?" Semi-auto, STRIPPER CLIP, no pistol grip, no "barrel shroud", no adjustable stock, a 10rd internal magazine, and it's not even black.... seriously what the fuck? This is Texas too...

  • 0x90||

    Dude, 762 is like 30 inches. Huge.

  • Juice||

    They can come with pistol grips and in black if you want it.

  • Vulgar Madman||

    He promised to stop being a dick? Yay!

  • robc||

    OT: Looks like we are going to be using an unlicensed cake maker for the wedding, assuming the tasting goes well next week.

    Woo Hoo!!!

  • Killaz||

    Sounds awesome. How's the brewing these days.

    Let me throw an idea your way while we are at it. Drambuie flavored malt liquor. It will have a, uhm, particular demographic slurping beer out of the palm of your hands.

  • sarcasmic||

    Drambuie is just honeyed scotch, and honey flavored beers already exist.

  • Killaz||

    The clone I'm looking at is a bit more involved than that. But I do like honey in my scotch. In beer it tends to dry out during the fermentation. A nice sub for corn syrup when you are bottling though.

  • sarcasmic||

    Bottling? Fuck that. Corny kegs is where it's at.

    Agreed about using honey. In my experience all it does is leave a clover-like aftertaste. No honey flavor at all.

    Here's a thought. Once fermentation is complete, add some potassium sorbate. What that does is it stops the yeast from eating. At that point you could add honey to taste, then force carbonate.

    Honey flavored beer!

    You know, I might just do that. Only with a hard cider.

  • Killaz||

    My last batch of my SNPA clone, pretty much my base for most of my experiments when I'm reaching, I did just that, added in the ps and then bottled it with the honey subbing for the corn syrup. I also had jasmine tea in the dry hop, and it too gave some honey tasting character to the beer.

  • sarcasmic||

    Sounds good. I'd try it.

  • sarcasmic||

    Winter time I'm all about the lager because I can. In the basement I've got an accidental malt liquor in secondary (I adjusted my mill and over-crushed, resulting in a stuck sparge and then totally overshooting my intended gravity) and an adjunct pilsner bubbling away in the primary.

  • Killaz||

    Lol! I like the challenge of a recipe like that. I've been wanting to do a Rocheforte 10 clone this month, I'm still a few ingredients short and don't want to waste them until I know what I'm doing. My basic Quad clone, from Jamal's book is an inexpensive recipe to perfect before I commit to something costly, the yeast stalled out on me this week. I'm only at a 9.1%! I've gotten higher with lager strains for crying out loud!

  • sarcasmic||

    Making a beer with a ton of flavor is easy.

    I've gone the other way and am trying to make beer with as little flavor as I can, while keeping it in balance.

    American piss is one of the most difficult kinds of beer to make, simply because that lack of robust flavor means the slightest imbalance sticks out like a sore thumb.

  • CE||

    Looks like we are going to be using an unlicensed cake maker for the wedding...

    You're taking your lives in your own hands! What if the cake is poisoned? How can anyone who isn't licensed prepare food that is safe to eat?

  • jcalton||

    I don't like gun laws, you don't like gun laws, okay, fine.

    But a sawed-off shotgun is not "illegal"...it is illegal.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    A sawed off shotgun is pretty much like a snowblower. You're glad you have it when you need it.

  • CE||

    Why is it illegal? Isn't that infringing on my right to keep and bear arms and to do what I please with my own property?

  • The Late P Brooks||

    who's lives

    Not that it makes Hayes any less of a cretinous babbler, but I suspect the typo is "lives" insted of "lived'.

    ...who has lived...

    Nevertheless, Hayes is, and will always be, a moronic douchebag.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Looks like we are going to be using an unlicensed cake maker for the wedding

    You MONSTER. I suppose you've arranged your "honeymoon suite" through AirBnB, too.

  • robc||

    I would if I could.

  • Swiss Servator, Befehl!||

    And instead of a limo, you are using Uber?

  • robc||

    There is a local guy who drives a shuttle around from bars to university and etc. The cabbies tried to shut him down. He doesnt charge for it, he started it up because:

    1. He can afford it
    2. His brother or something died in a drunk driving accident.

    But how dare he horn in on cabbie business. He isnt a licensed professional driver but he provides the service for free, so its not clear that he "needs" to be.

  • Ted Levy||

    How wonderful that people no longer have to move to Cuba to enjoy this kind of activity...

  • Killaz||

    You got that right. I felt so oppressed by this laissez-faire live and let live society of ours. My neighbor owns a speed boat, and I'm suppose to keep my envious rage in check? Now I can keep tabs on him with an app that sends a continuous data flow into the IRS.

  • Ayn Random Variation||

    So maybe Obama's not so bad after all? It could be that he was dealing coke to the head of the IRS on all those visits he made to the White House, and not sicking the IRS on conservatives.

  • Azathoth!!||

    Is this just standard cop hate?

    The 'app' is a tip line. Like every police station has. Nothing new, no super surveillance. Just a line you can text or call. Wow.

    The article says that "at least" two people used it to call, so there's no need to focus on that one woman.

    Everyone's accepting the lawyers word as gospel. Is there some magic switch I don't know about that makes lawyers lying bastards when they're prosecutors, but turns them into truthful angels when they work for the defense? Lawyers aid their clients. Sometimes that includes being 'truthy'.

    I've lived next to good dealers, and dangerous dealers. The good ones understand that this works best if they fit in and aren't obvious. The dangerous ones can seriously fuck up a neighborhood.

    From that tiny article I have no idea what was really going on.

    I do know that the headline for this article is bunk because there's nothing new about the 'app', that doors were not broken down, people and dogs were not shot--in short, it looks like a much saner bust than pretty much anything that normally gets attention here.

    So is this just standard cop hate? 'Cos, if not, then you're getting all riled up because someone used one of them new-fangled dee-vices to call the cops, and, if that's the case, then wouldn't your time be better spent telling kids to get off your lawns?

  • Christophe||

    We complain when drones are used to give the government more power to spy on us.

    Nothing against the technology, it's just that sometimes it's used in very evil ways. Like helping arrest people for victimless crimes.

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