Ben Sasse Drives an Uber, America and Russia Hammer Out a Syrian Ceasefire, and a Start-Up Looks to be Uber for Garbage: P.M. Links

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    Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse will drive an Uber this weekend after losing a bet on the outcome of a recent University of Nebraska-University of Iowa football game. Sasse has previously worked as an Uber driver in his home state.

  • The United States and Russia worked out a ceasefire agreement in southwest Syria. The agreement is set to go into effect on Sunday. The longevity of previous ceasefires suggests this latest agreement will not last too long.
  • European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Junker lectured leaders about free trade at the ongoing G20 summit today. "Trade agreements are not only about selling and buying. They're about job creation," Junker said in what many are considering a swipe at President Donald Trump.
  • A tech start-up aims to be the Uber of garbage. Recycle Track Systems is offering customers flexible pricing and on-demand pick-up of their refuge through their app. Whole Foods has already signed up for the service.

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  1. Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse will drive an Uber this weekend after losing a bet on the outcome of a recent University of Nebraska-University of Iowa football game.

    If he doesn’t manage to make it illegal first.

    1. Hello.

      Keep it up, JUNKer. Trump loves to win.

      #fucksCNNtodeath

  2. Glad to see the Senator will be doing some honest work for a change.

  3. The longevity of previous ceasefires suggests this latest agreement will not last too long.

    Well, our current president doesn’t have a great attention span.

    1. Past performance is not always a predictor of future performance.

  4. Refuse?

    1. He refuses to bother with a dictionary just for Links.

    2. If recycling made economic sense* companies would bid and pay us for the right to pick up paper, plastic, etc.

      * it does, but only for aluminum

      1. it does, but only for aluminum

        Which is why aluminum has been recycled pretty much for the entire time humanity has been using it. Other metals, too – auto shops used to put their scrap metal in the alleyways for vagrants to pick up and take to the scrap yard.

        Heck, my family collected and recycled cans and newspapers back in the 70s, and not because my parents were environmentalists!

        1. my family collected and recycled cans and newspapers back in the 70s

          What a humblebrag.

          1. ALCOA demanded it, in exchange for “Fantastic Finishes”

            1. +1 Monday Night Football

    3. Maybe. Or maybe he meant refugee. Easy mistake to make these days.

      1. Bidding has begun for the Italian franchise.

  5. “Trade agreements are not only about selling and buying. They’re about job creation,” Junker said in what many are considering a swipe at President Donald Trump.

    If they want to take a swipe at Trump, give his replacement a Nobel in economics.

    1. Because buying and selling have nothing to do with job creation.

  6. “Tim Verba
    Johnny ? The EC President is elected by the European Parliament, which is the second largest democratically elected body in the world (India is first). Currently, it represents 28 different member nations with 748 members of parliament who are popularly elected, with a weight toward the smaller member nations. Comparatively, the election of the EC President is similar to the US President, who gets elected by an electoral college as a representation of the will of its constituent States. However, in the EC version the Parliament also governs as a legislative body, which would make the process more democratic and more representative than the United States, as neither have a direct election of their president.”

    /face palm.

    1. Yeah, that makes no sense at all. The US would be more democratic if the electoral college also made laws?

  7. The fidget spinner gets a very x-rated upgrade: Woman reveals how to make NIPPLE pasties out of the incredibly-popular toy, before christening her bizarre creation ‘fidgetiddies’

    ‘Since I am a gender studies major and a vocal body positive feminist on my social media, it came naturally to me to put them on my breasts as an ironic and playful way to subvert patriarchy,’ Torres-Orejuela told Glamour of her invention.

    Subversion indeed.

    1. Since I am ugly as shit and have no personality, it came naturally to me to put them on my breasts as an ironic and playful way to get the attention of men,’ Torres-Orejuela told Glamour of her invention.

      FTFH

      1. I accept women of all shapes and attractiveness levels to put things on their nipples. Let us fight the patriarchy together.

        1. I’m trying to free the nipples. I want to end to War on Areolas completely, and right now. I’m something of a visionary.

          1. I would like to sign up for your newsletter.

      2. I honestly don’t think she’s doing this to get the attention of men.

    2. It continues to amaze me that behavior which some women today call “empowering” is the exact same behavior which used to be considered denigrating.

      1. “Used to be”?

      2. Depending on the context I can understand it. The idea of taking over your sexuality as something for yourself, and not for others. I guess the comparison would be a stripper who truly, genuinely loves what they are doing.

        It is not a degrading act in that case because they own it and do it without internal conflict.

    3. As for the future of her invention, the UCLA grad has a few ideas on how other people could make it work for them: ‘I would love to see breastfeeding mothers wearing them so their babies can play and chew on them,’ she said.

      A true visionary.

      1. This immediately gave me the image of babies checking on a mother’s nipples and I experienced great sympathy pain for that. I’ve heard women saying that happens too. Babies are horrible, they don’t appreciate breasts at all.

        1. I can confirm. My daughter was a biter. She would also get frustrated and beat at the unyielding flow with her head and fists. A miserable period for my wife, to be sure.

    4. ironic and playful way to subvert patriarchy,’

      It’s not one of those things.

  8. The Last Death-Defying Honey Hunter of Nepal

    Three hundred feet in the air, Mauli Dhan dangles on a bamboo rope ladder, surveying the section of granite he must climb to reach his goal: a pulsing mass of thousands of Himalayan giant honeybees. They carpet a crescent-shaped hive stretching almost six feet below a granite overhang. The bees are guarding gallons of a sticky, reddish fluid known as mad honey, which, thanks to its hallucinogenic properties, sells on Asian black markets for $60 to $80 a pound?roughly six times the price of regular Nepali honey.

    1. So how much do you need to eat? Asking for a friend.

    2. The bees are guarding gallons of a sticky, reddish fluid known as mad honey, which, thanks to its hallucinogenic properties, sells on Asian black markets for $60 to $80 a pound

      He should just grow cocain, it’s probably easier.

    3. To be sure, I’ve gone to great lengths and braved many dangers for some mad honeys back in my day.

    4. He should train one of those badgers to get the honey. They don’t give a damn.

  9. The United States and Russia worked out a ceasefire agreement in southwest Syria

    What i always find absurd about media coverage of our foriegn policy is that they can say stuff like this, but then pretend that the US “isn’t actually at war” with either Syria or Russia in the same breath.

    when people who aren’t actually parties to a ‘civil war’ start declaring its cease fires, you need to recognize that your terminology is all fucked up.

    1. It’s sad that people got tired of War, and so the solution ended up being using a different word.

      1. They don’t really even do that.

        I think during the Bush era, there was at least some proper attempts to “cover US wars” in all their various forms; the ‘war on terror’ was understood to have diverse scope and policy makers were consistently being asked to justify US actions, and explain how they served the larger purpose of ‘destroying Al Qaeda’ or whatever the nominal excuse was.

        In the Obama era, it pretty much went out the window entirely, especially after the death of Bin Laden.

        Why did we overthrow libya? Well, because… uh, reasons. Why stick our dicks in Yemen? ‘Obama is cleaning up other people’s messes!” Why did we just murder 150 people by drone in Somalia? Well…. Hey shiny thing over there! Obama ENDED THE IRAQ WAR, so… peace prize!! Why are we shipping guns to Turkey via Libya…? Well its complicated, you see…..

        they don’t even TRY the ‘war on terror’ thing anymore. When Obama took over, they basically threw up their hands and adopted this “whatever the US does has some justification which we will avoid talking about”-posture.

        That Trump has inherited this carte-blanche obviously worries some people in the press…. but its obviously hard to start screeching HITLER at him for continuing policies Obama started.

        1. its obviously hard to start screeching HITLER at him for continuing policies Obama started.

          I don’t find that this has been remotely true.

          1. they manage to split hairs, but its still *hard*.

            its not about the fundamental policy they’re criticizing, but some very-muddled “HOW he’s prosecuting” Obama’s wars.

            i never saw anything so tortured as the range of attempted criticisms the media threw out in the wake of his cruise-missile attack.

            they didn’t know wtf to say about it. On one hand, you had clinton people saying, “its not enough!” or that “she would have done it, but even harder!” and even obama’s people chimed in with similar mixed messages.

            and on the other hand, you had people screaming that he was going to start WWIII. There was one twitter account i saw which had been pumping this hashtag about #StopSyrianGenocide, arguing that Trump was basically standing by idly while Syrians were being murdered…. and as soon as he fired missiles, the same people all started saying, “Warmonger Trump Risks WWIII”

            i didn’t mean to suggest they don’t do it, just that the dissonance is impossible to avoid.

            1. A lot of the coverage I saw seemed to be positive towards it. Like Trump was showing decisiveness and strength. That was far more disappointing to me.

            2. What I find remarkable is the shameless way right-wing libertarians went from criticizing Obama’s “wars”– none of which he started– to shutting up now that they are being waged by Trump. You’ve got a lot of principles– maybe some of which involve limited government.

              1. none of which he started-

                🙂

                I’m guessing a quick search of “AmericanSocialist” and “libya” around the time it was happening would produce some really hilarious quotes.

                sadly, all your old posts seem to have been deleted. why would they have done that?

                1. why would they have done that?

                  Well, this is a right-wing propaganda site so I’m not surprised. If my posts were there you’d see that I was firmly against going into Libya and said so. That’s the difference between you and I. I’m not afraid to condemn a politician with whom I am ideologically generally aligned. I don’t enjoy strongmen– even one as laughably inept as the current one.

                  1. If my posts were there you’d see that I was firmly against going into Libya and said so.

                    that’s not at all what i recall. But who can say now? we’ll just have to trust your word.

                    You really have no idea why your old posts are all memory-holed? Do you think someone might tell me if i ask around?

                2. Ever hear of Libya?
                  Syria?
                  Yemen?

                  ‘Cause GWB didn’t start those wars.

              2. “…Obama’s “wars”– none of which he started– ”

                Lemme guess; HRC started ’em all, right?
                What a pathetic piece of lefty mud.

                1. HRC started ’em all, right?

                  I think that’s actually not the most terrible defense, particularly for libya and syria – both of which she was *more* gung ho than obama about.

                  yemen, i think they agreed to limit it to, “help saudis bomb people”, and use drones.

                  1. “I think that’s actually not the most terrible defense, particularly for libya and syria – both of which she was *more* gung ho than obama about.”

                    Well, unfortunately, it leaves him with the argument that Hitler never killed any Jews…

                    1. Hey Sevo and Gilmore(TM) Dear Leader is President now. When can we expect your condemnations of this continuing and expanded campaign of drone warfare? When another Democrat comes into office?

                    2. When can we expect your condemnations of this continuing and expanded campaign of drone warfare?

                      Were you reading my above very-first post as some sort of ‘celebration’ of current US policy?

                      also = correction! your old posts were not all deleted. i just can’t find any earlier than 2014. are you really that recent an incarnation?

                    3. Did you find any where I celebrated Obama’s decision to launch air strikes in Libya?

                    4. No, the few times you were asked about it, you said, “its not as bad as Iraq, therefore i don’t have an opinion

                      you used this “not=iraq” multiples times, in fact. even when no one was making comparisons in the first place.

                      not once can i find any ‘condemnation’.

                    5. Robespierre Josef Stalin|7.7.17 @ 7:22PM|#
                      “Hey Sevo and Gilmore(TM) Dear Leader is President now. When can we expect your condemnations of this continuing and expanded campaign of drone warfare? When another Democrat comes into office?”

                      Hey, shit-bag, I’ve ‘condemned’ the US presence in the NE many, many times. Enough that I can’t specifically remember a circumstance. And then I have never supported drone strikes either by your fave asshole and our current “He’s-better-than-the Hag”.
                      Given your stupidity and lack of curiosity, it’s no great surprise a lefty shit-bag like you should miss all that; you’re too busy making up new lies to post.

              3. He started Libya. He started Yemen. He stuck his dick in Syria.
                Somalia has been on again/off again since the 90’s but he didn’t inherit a hot war there.

                He inherited Iraq and Afghanistan.

                But which libertarians have shut up about foreign adventurism since November?

        2. Obama ENDED THE IRAQ WAR, so… peace prize!!

          good post but as I recall it was Obama said something about ending the Iraq War… peace prize!! Troops still in Iraq years later.

          1. He should have had to share it with Bush, since he ended it on Bush’s timetable, if by end it you mean leave tens of thousands of well armed diplomats and military contractors.

      2. It’s sad that people got tired of War,

        Eh. It’s pretty damn hard to stay hot after releasing Low Rider.

        1. They’re a pretty solid band actually, shame that people only know one, maybe two, songs.

  10. WHO warns of untreatable superbug gonorrhoea found in at least 3 patients

    The sexually transmitted disease can infect patients’ genitals, rectum and throat, and is estimated to strike 78 million people per year. Gonorrhoea is often asymptomatic and if left untreated could cause pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility, as well as increased risk of HIV.

    Get on this, science.

    1. It’s times like these I am happy that no one will sleep with me.

      1. It’s times like these I am happy that no one will sleep with me.

        It’s the fidget spinners on your nipples.

    2. can’t talk. bees. love, science.

    3. WHO warns of untreatable superbug gonorrhoea found in at least 3 patients

      We do, WE DO!

    4. The sexually transmitted disease can infect patients’ genitals, rectum and throat

      It can infect the inner ear and sinus cavity too, if you’re in the lifestyle.

      Gonorrhoea … could cause … increased risk of HIV

      WTF? How does that work?

      There’s probably a correlation due to the similar mode of transmission, but causation?

      1. Inflamed tissues.

  11. Recycle Track Systems is offering customers flexible pricing and on-demand pick-up of their [refuse] through their app.

    So the mafia is going digital, eh?

  12. These wondrous sea wolves swim for miles and live off the watery wilds

    Along the wild Pacific coast of British Columbia ? a misty wonderland of craggy glacier-gouged shores and temperate rainforest ? there lives a population of wolves genetically and behaviorally distinct from the rest. They’ve traded in deer and sheep and mountain goats for the bounty of the sea. They’ve been known to swim up to eight miles to get from the mainland to an island; they live on barnacles and herring roe, seals and dead whales. Some 90 percent of their food comes directly from the ocean.

    There are sea wolves in Canada? BUILD THE NORTHERN WALL!

    1. I’ve never feared wetbacks until this moment.

    2. Proof that Theon Greyjoy could have gotten his own custom dire wolf pup and thus forestalled a lot of problems for House Stark!

  13. See, this is why your wife won’t let you eat alone with other women:

    Mike Pence Touches NASA Equipment Marked ‘Do Not Touch’

    1. And this is the man that, effectively, the anti-trumpists want in the Oval Office.

    2. English is a second language for him.

      1. Apparently Marco Rubio dared him.

    3. To be fair, a lifetime of comics have taught me that this is how you gain space powers…

  14. Chants Of ‘F**k CNN’ Break Out At Milo Book Party [VIDEO]

    And then: “And the second thing we’re here to celebrate tonight ? which I didn’t know when I planned this party ? is the downfall of CNN.”

    “Fuck CNN! Fuck CNN! Fuck CNN! Fuck CNN! Fuck CNN!” they shouted in response

    (As an aside, there were also Jihadi strippers ? as pictured above ? and black “Fuck Simon & Schuster” T-shirts, a middle finger to the publishing company that dumped Milo when a video surfaced that seemed to show him condoning pedophilia. He later explained that was not the case.)

    Another highlight of the party was dancing midgets wearing yarmulkes and Ben Shapiro nametags.

    LOL epic.

    1. “The week Milo came to terms with the fact he will never rise above his status as ringmaster of a sleazy little freak show.”

      1. Where can I get tickets?

      2. I truly think there is value in just being a obnoxious gadfly such as he.

        1. No one said ringmasters of freak shows don’t have value.

        2. I truly think there is value in just being a obnoxious gadfly such as he.

          ahem

          1. I can only hope that his antics cause his opponents rhetoric to level up once they learn that simple shit-flinging doesn’t actually impact him that much.

    2. I guess my invitation got lost in the mail.

      1. It’s good to see right-wingers adopt a gay drag queen as their standard bearer. Progress.

        1. I don’t think the cohort that Milo appeals to are actually properly “right-wing”, but mostly “Anti-SJWs” who cover a spectrum which may be mostly conservative, but also has bits of the left which rejects PC argument.

        2. Robespierre Josef Stalin|7.7.17 @ 5:31PM|#
          “It’s good to see right-wingers adopt a gay drag queen as their standard bearer. Progress.”

          Yeah, and the left now finds that gay guys are all icky, right?
          You didn’t give a shit about gays, other than the vain hope that those who constantly call you on your bullshit would hate them.

        3. Sort of like when tolerant lefties use terms like:

          Teabagger and Kochsucker as pejoratives?

          Tolerance FTW!

    3. >>>dancing midgets wearing yarmulkes and Ben Shapiro nametags

      standard bat mitzvah fare now.

    4. Huh, the Burka-wearing strippers in chains could be seen as a real art piece. Of every performance art stuff I’ve ever seen, there’s a lot of layers to peel back there.

  15. >>>Sasse has previously worked as an Uber driver in his home state.

    Covers his prolific gambling habit in circular fashion.

  16. European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Junker lectured leaders about free trade at the ongoing G20 summit today. “Trade agreements are not only about selling and buying. They’re about job creation,” Junker said in what many are considering a swipe at President Donald Trump.

    I’m hearing a lot from the EU on free trade lately. Have trade unions in Europe lost a lot of clout recently?

  17. A tech start-up aims to be the Uber of garbage. Recycle Track Systems is offering customers flexible pricing and on-demand pick-up of their refuge through their app.

    By ‘flexible pricing’, does that include paying me to pick up my super-valuable recycling that not only is saving the earth, but providing some company with metric tons of free raw materials with which to make their goods?

    1. Aren’t there already companies that will come recycle your big machinery and split the money paid from the recycling center?

      1. If by “split the money paid from the recycling center,” you mean pick it up for free, sure.

  18. >>>the Uber of garbage

    I don’t have to do a damn thing but roll it to the end of the driveway. Startup & App required?

  19. What Happens In Vegas, May Not Stay In Vegas

    the story is some chickenshit nitpicking macron over stuff they’d gladly have ignored when he worked for hollande, but now that he’s president and might (gasp) undermine French socialism, well its the only scandal(ish) thing they have, so they’ll run with it.

    1. No offense, but you didn’t sell the article very well.

      1. i’m in it mostly for the headline-translating snark

  20. The United States and Russia worked out a ceasefire agreement in southwest Syria. The agreement is set to go into effect on Sunday.

    I guess things went well. Putin probably complimented Dear Leader on his work on Celebrity Apprentice and the deserved demise of Gary Busey. Good move. President Putin, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTSNCES INITIATE A HANDSHAKE WITH DEAR LEADER. HE’LL ATTEMPT TO RIP YOUR KNUCKLES OFF IN A SHOW OF MASCULINE DOMINATION!

    1. I was legitimately panicked and thought Gary Busey had died and I didn’t know.

      Some things we don’t fucking joke around with.

    2. dude. Busey’s the poop.

    3. HE’LL ATTEMPT TO RIP YOUR KNUCKLES OFF IN A SHOW OF MASCULINE DOMINATION!

      Macron tried that stunt. it came off poorly, imo. It would be more significant if there were actually something that France’s opinion actually mattered on which the US were attempting to sway. Instead, it just amounted to some “look at me i stood up to the big bully” when there was little actual cause to.

      1. Macron should have instead declared a thumb war.

  21. “The United States and Russia worked out a ceasefire agreement in southwest Syria. The agreement is set to go into effect on Sunday. The longevity of previous ceasefires suggests this latest agreement will not last too long.”

    It should be noted that Trump campaigned on working to forge a cooperative agreement with Russia on Syria, and much of the baseless accusations against Trump were intended to disrupt Trump’s attempts at forming that working relationship.

    Here’s to hoping the ceasefire holds.

    P.S. You’d think the refugee flooded Europeans would be beside themselves with joy if Trump and Putin deliver a working ceasefire, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

    1. Baseless

      How do you know they are baseless? Isn’t there an ongoing investigation? I’m more of the opinion that libertarians like me should concentrate on the fact that Dear Leader is an unqualified Imbecile, but to groundlessly say there is nothing there in the midst of an investigation involving the weirdos in Trump’s election campaign? Hmm, I’m not there yet. How did you feel about the 4 year investigation into HRC’s email habits?

      1. >>>I’m more of the opinion that libertarians like me should concentrate

        shouldn’t you not give a shit whether I concentrate or not?

      2. “How do you know they are baseless?”

        Have you seen any evidence?

        I’ve heard accusations made over and over again.

        I haven’t seen any evidence that Trump was coordinating hacks of the DNC, etc.

        Maybe you’ve got a link you’d like to share with us?

        I’ve seen people make accusations that were so ridiculous, people were fired at CNN for reporting them.

        Why don’t you help us out.

        Show us what evidence you have.

        1. you’re just gonna get “but the investigation is ongoing”…

        2. Sure. Here’s one of many examples…

          WASHINGTON ? Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, misled Pentagon investigators about his income from companies in Russia and contacts with officials there when he applied for a renewal of his top-secret security clearance last year, according to a letter released Monday by the top Democrat on the House oversight committee.

          Mr. Flynn, who resigned 24 days into the Trump administration, told investigators in February 2016 that he had received no income from foreign companies and had only “insubstantial contact” with foreign nationals, according to the letter. In fact, Mr. Flynn had sat two months earlier beside President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia at a Moscow gala for RT, the Kremlin-financed television network, which paid him more than $45,000 to attend the event and give a separate speech.

          His failure to make those disclosures and his apparent attempt to mislead the Pentagon could put Mr. Flynn in further legal jeopardy. Intentionally lying to federal investigators is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Separately, he also faces legal questions over failing to properly register as a foreign agent for lobbying he did last year on behalf of Turkey while advising the Trump campaign, which is also a felony.

          I’m sure he got paid 45k for his riveting speech.

          1. So he got less than 10 percent of fee Bill Clinton got to help grease the Uranium One deal, and he got shit canned when it came to light.

            1. Hey, it’s good enough for out lefty shit-pile!

      3. ‘…I’m more of the opinion that lying pieces of shit like me…’

        Fixed.
        Do you ever post without at least one lie?

  22. To the extent that I’ve been drawn into seeing Trump in a better light (I’m the one who first called his wife “Melanoma”), much of that had to do with seeing his enemies try to disrupt his attempts to work together with Putin.

    The progressives went after his attempts to work with Putin because, first, they wanted Hillary to win, and after she lost, they wanted to make like it had to do with something other than a rejection of progressive politics.

    The deep state (FBI, et. al.) went after Trump on his attempts to form a working relationship with Russia because if they have to cede Syria to Russia, that threatens their turf, their authority, and their future budgets.

    The neocons, led by John McCain, went after Trump on his attempts to form a working relationship with Russia because if they have to respect Syria as being in Russia’s orbit, that makes it harder for them to invade and occupy Syria in the future–something they’d love to do.

    I figured anybody who is hated by the progressives, the deep state, and the neocons can’t be all bad.

    1. >>>hated by the progressives, the deep state, and the neocons

      Ted Cruz.

  23. Michael Hihn|7.7.17 @ 5:25PM

    DUMBFUCK CHICKEN SHIT — JAMMED HIS BULLYING UP HIS ASS, AND …

    But what’s the apartment number?
    THERE ARE NONE, DUMBASS.
    (SNORT) FIND ANY OTHER NAMES AT THAT STREET NUMBER?

    At least, I assume you live in those tiny apartments on the corner there.
    (laughjing hysterically) How can you tell the size.. you pathetic bully
    You just admitted knowing it’s a garden apartment

    ONE MORE TIME YOUR TURN (SNORT)

    1. Michael Hihn|7.7.17 @ 5:07PM

      MORE AGGRESSION! Like a pack of wild dogs

      Michael Hihn your writing comes off as completely unhinged.


      PURE assault.
      Chickenshit won’t challenge any points, because they’d be jamme up his ass/
      So throws a hissy fit.

      1. Michael Hihn|7.7.17 @ 5:10PM

        23 acts of aggression (so far)… unprovoked AND personal insults. AND blatant lies.
        They proclaim a RIGHT to initiate aggression … the militant self-righteous!

    2. What happened this time?

      1. 23 acts of aggression. So far. Ketchup.

        1. I’m just gonna come out and admit it. When Hihn’s posts are involved I basically enter a fugue state which prevents me from figuring out what is going on at all.

          1. i love the challenge. last night we discussed whether I was monkeys.

            1. I tried to get him to actually explain what he was saying, but he just kept calling me a retard and an aggressor.

              1. Sorta missed Mental Mike recently, but he does seem not really connected to reality.
                I don’t hate the guy, unlike some lefty slime here; does he have any ‘support’?

                1. >>>I don’t hate the guy

                  it’s the internet…he’s a genius and funny, or he’s a nutburger who probably doesn’t live next door to me, so the fuck do I care? it’s entertaining

      2. I don’t know, which makes it funnier.

        PURE assault.

        1. cue Sixteen Vestal Virgins.

    3. Why are you reposting this? I block that guy for a reason.

      1. I don’t get it either.

        If there’s anything worse than Hihn, it’s watching his replays on a loop.

      2. Cuz I’m ‘avin’ a laugh. Why are you indulging amsoc?

        1. sorry, you’re right. i don’t have a leg to stand on there.

          i’ll put him back on the blocklist now.

          1. Psst, can I go back to G1LMORE again?

            1. You can assume that’s a “No” in perpetuity, amsoc.

  24. Actual link, which I’d expect CJ or Shank or someone to cover: Recording Cops in Public Protected by 1st Amendment, 3rd Circuit Rules

    In a time when police activity is under increased scrutiny, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has joined a growing list of federal courts that say the recording of police officers in public is protected by the First Amendment.

    The Third Circuit’s ruling July 7 comes amid growing calls for police accountability and transparency in the wake of numerous high-profile police-involved shootings. These calls have led departments to use body cameras and enhanced conflict resolution training for officers. And now, civil rights advocates in the circuit, which covers Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, have scored a significant victory with the court’s decision.

    “We ask much of our police,” Third Circuit Judge Thomas Ambro wrote in the court’s opinion. “They can be our shelter from the storm. Yet officers are public officials carrying out public functions, and the First Amendment requires them to bear bystanders recording their actions. This is vital to promote the access that fosters free discussion of governmental actions, especially when that discussion benefits not only citizens but the officers themselves.”

  25. Hey guys, You’re right. Trump is the greatest libertarian mind since Murray Rothbard. I’m sorry.

    1. Robespierre Josef Stalin|7.7.17 @ 7:26PM|#
      “Hey guys, You’re right. Trump is the greatest libertarian mind since Murray Rothbard. I’m sorry.”

      Do you ever post without lying?

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