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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    President Trump will reportedly ease restrictions on exporting American guns.

    The ATF and its operations will become legal?

  • ||

    Hello.

    Re Canada: I just avoid hydrogenated stuff where I can. In Canada you don't see 'high fructose corn syrup' I notice in U.S. products. Even foods from the SAME company you won't see it here.

    Interesting.

  • SIV||

    Canada doesn't have sugar tariffs.

  • ||

    They are very low compared to the US.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    The US government pays farmers to grow way too much corn, the excess of which is processed into high-fructose corn syrup and inserted into basically every food product made here. By putting a tariff on cane sugar, the feds are protecting their investment. It's just good business sense!

  • Bubba Jones||

    I assume that Canada imports sugar.

  • ||

    Some comes from sugar beets grown in Alberta and Ontario but most comes from imported raw cane sugar refine in Canadian mills.

  • Chaz||

    HFCS in Canada is "glucose-fructose" in the ingredient list.

  • ||

    And when are we getting the reverse??

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Police in Oklahoma have fatally shot a man for holding a stick.

    Sticks and stones can break their bones, so, feared for lives.

  • Conchfritters||

    I guess white lightning isn't the biggest thrill of all anymore in Oklahoma.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Stones will also get you shot. Also, words.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    Also, occupying space.

  • Eek Barba Durkle||

    RIP Tony

    May he find the peace he wanted so badly to deny to the common man.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    He's in the arms of an angel now.

  • Bee Tagger||

    Democrats are asking the Federal Election Company to ban foreign entities from advertising on Twitter and Facebook about politics.

    So... all advertising then?

  • damikesc||

    •Democrats are asking the Federal Election Company to ban foreign entities from advertising on Twitter and Facebook about politics.

    Shame they weren't so concerned about foreign entities bankrolling Obama's election campaigns.

  • Conchfritters||

    But foreign donations to a candidate's family foundation (slush fund), yeah, that's totally on the up and up.

  • Bee Tagger||

    You think you can just change established CSS for commenting on links?!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I'm blocking him.

  • mashed potatoes||

    This seems really silly. Would this prevent campaigns for domestic office to be banned from social media? Cause Americans might see those ads. This thought seems to hold within it that social media is only for americans and any foreign on there is just trying to influence us while, in real life, most social media volume is outside the US and I guess their politicians can't talk politics with them.. there is no US Facebook and Russia Facebook

  • sharmota4zeb||

    1) Remember the Arab Spring and how Americans loved the thought of influencing MENA politics through social media?

    2) Remember Hilary Clinton pushing the reset button with Russia?

    3) Remember when the State Department under Obama gave $350,000 to an Israeli nonprofit that used the money to oppose Netanyahu in the Israeli election?

    4) This summer the Israeli Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism paid for billboards in Israel advocating to change policies at the Western Wall. If money from Americans goes to them, that could violate this new policy of no foreign influence on politics.

    5) Reform Jewish leaders in the USA are rethinking their donations to Israel, because they do not like Israeli policies regarding the Western Wall and conversions to Judaism.

    The left does not have a leg to stand on regarding this issue. I'm fine with private people donating to influence politics in other countries. Heck, that's what donors to Amnesty International do. I think it's bad form for national governments to try to influence politics in other countries with funds.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Another cop was caught in his colleagues' prostitution sting.

    The thin blue line is too thin for a heads up on getting your nightstick wet?

  • Bee Tagger||

    President Trump will reportedly ease restrictions on exporting American guns.

    People are going to be furious fast.

  • damikesc||

    •Canada is banning trans fats.

  • damikesc||

    That'll solve the problem. How long until they are healthy?

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    How long until they are healthy?

    I don't know - how long?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    When she sits around the unhealthiness, she sits around the unhealthiness.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Canada is banning trans fats.

    Not the poutine!

  • Johnny B||

    Hey, ENB -- It is the Federal Election COMMISSION. You know, the government agency that has a bunch of democrats on it who want to ban right-wing sites on the internet because they believe that political speech should only be left-wing.

  • Cyto||

    Hey, wait a minute.... aren't libertarians part of the alt-right?

  • Eek Barba Durkle||

    Hey, wait a minute.... aren't libertarians part of the alt-right?

    In this comment section?

    Wait until the next immigration debate for that answer.

  • Elizabeth Nolan Brown||

    D'oh. Casualty of typing too quickly. Thanks.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    ENB knows what happens to contributors when the links are late.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I cry uncontrollably in front of them?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    It causes such violent douche-chills in the audience that Robby once dislocated both shoulders.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    They jack up click revenue with a stream of F5ing?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Twitter says that it has received significantly less reports about pro-terrorism accounts recently.

    Did you do that on purpose, Elizabeth?

  • damikesc||

    How did they get fewer reports?

    By labeling it as "bitching".

    They probably got more "bitching"

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    Fewer.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    If she changes reports to reporting she can get away with it.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    *taps nose*

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    The lack of professionalism is an outrage.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    I remember when TreasoNN (get it?) had standards.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    OH BELIEVE ME I GET IT

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I don't. Does this have something to do with TNN? Home of the Dallas reboot and endless Charmed repeats?

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    It has nothing to do with the channel TNT, which produces amazing shows like Animal Kingdom* and The Last Ship.

    *On a scale of Susan Sarandon to Christie Brinkley, Ellen Barkin is a Robin Wright.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    That scale has all kinds of problems.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    That scale has all kinds of problems.

    You have all kinds of problems!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    That's TNT? What was TNN? Wasn't that a channel at some point? Something Ted Turner?

  • Rat on a train||

    TNN is now Spike.

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    TNN used to be The Nashville Network, IIRC.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Ted Turner owns Nashville now? That guy.

  • Mickey Rat||

    Nashville? He does not even own Atlanta anymore.

  • Eek Barba Durkle||

    You know what else sounds like 'fewer'?

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Nobody likes a Negative Nancy, Rand! Becoming a Positive Polly is much better for the soul.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    I thought you liked your Negative Nancy doll, Crusty. Did you exchange her for Positive Polly? Good choice.

  • Domestic Dissident||

    Your problem isn't Rand Paul, mister president. Your problem is the fake republicans: Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and most of all the bitter, insane, and (thankfully) soon to be dead John McCain.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    In Tajikistan, authorities can confiscate food from funerals or weddings that they deem to be too lavish.

    I always knew if Wedding Crashers got a sequel it would have to be foreign made.

  • Tejicano||

    If that did actually happen I would probably watch it for the first time.

  • Bee Tagger||

    Canada is banning trans fats.

    Meanwhile Banada is canning trans fats and their food couldn't be tastier.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    On sale at the Banada Republic.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Undercover With the Alt-Right

    What he learned while undercover is one part of a shocking, comprehensive new report from Hope Not Hate that sheds light on the strange landscape of the alt-right, the much discussed, little understood and largely anonymous far-right movement that exists mostly online and that has come to national attention in part because of its support for Donald Trump.

    As a result of the growing influence of the far-right social-media ecosystem, once-moribund hate groups in both the United States and Europe — groups that mostly existed long before "alt-right" entered the vernacular — are enjoying a striking uptick in recruitment.
  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    The alt-light promotes a slightly softer set of messages. Its figures — such as Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Mike Cernovich — generally frame their work as part of an effort to defend "the West" or "Western culture" against supposed left-liberal dominance, rather than making explicitly racist appeals. Many of them, in fact, have renounced explicit racism and anti-Semitism, though they will creep up to the line of explicitly racist speech, especially when Islam and immigration are concerned.

    This apparent moderation partly explains why they tend to have much bigger online audiences than even the most important alt-right figures — and why Hope Not Hate describes them as "less extreme, more dangerous." Alt-light sites like Breitbart, formerly home to Mr. Yiannopoulos, as well as Prison Planet, where Mr. Watson is editor at large, draw millions of readers and are key nodes in a hyperkinetic network that is endlessly broadcasting viral-friendly far-right news, rumors and incitement.

    Fluent in the language of online irony and absurdism, and adept at producing successful memes, alt-lighters have pulled off something remarkable: They've made far-right ideas hip to a subset of young people, and framed themselves as society's forgotten underdogs. The alt-light provides its audience easy scapegoats for their social, economic and sexual frustrations: liberals and feminists and migrants and, of course, globalists.
  • Rhywun||

    supposed left-liberal dominance

    Never change, New York Times.

  • Cyto||

    The way he describes "alt-right" sites makes me think he's never heard of things like HuffingtonPost, Moveon.org, Daily Beast, alternet, truthout, daily kos, think progress, vox, mother jones, the intercept.....

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    They've made far-right ideas hip to a subset of young people, and framed themselves as society's forgotten underdogs.

    Leftists continue to harbor the delusion that they're still society's marginalized and under-represented rather than the cultural status quo, and that speaking out against left-wing shibboleths is now speaking "truth to power."

  • Scotticus Finch||

    Alt-light sites

    So... "heavy"? Seriously, this word can't possibly mean anything.

  • Cyto||

    Sure it does. It refers to sites that don't hew to the progressive line, but can't be explicitly tied to racism, sexism or homophobia. So the implicitly tie them to racism, sexism and homophobia.

  • Tejicano||

    Exactly. The fact that they don't say "it" has to mean that it is the one thing they are dying to say.

    "Projection" much?

  • chemjeff||

    "Alt-light" refers to people who are pro-Trumpian in general, but who aren't doctrinaire Richard Spencer types on wanting a whites-only ethnostate or kicking out all the Jews or some such.

  • chemjeff||

    generally frame their work as part of an effort to defend "the West" or "Western culture" against supposed left-liberal dominance

    Do they not realize that concepts like socialism and communism are also a part of "the West" and "Western culture"? Marx and Engels were straight white male Europeans after all.

    They are not interested in defending "Western culture". They are interested in re-defining "Western culture" to mean right-wing ideology.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    the alt-right, the much discussed, little understood and largely anonymous far-right movement that exists mostly online and that has come to national attention in part because of its support for Donald Trump.

    Props to the NYT: this is a precisely worded description. I'd say even Gilmore wouldn't quibble with this, but that might be going too far.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Except the alt-right is an anonymous far-left movement that supports socialist revolution for racial purposes.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I feel like he just got a sweet trip around the world in a lot of ways. Even the article admits the movement exists mostly online. He didn't have to go to London/New York/etc. He could have just shitposted on /pol/ for a year and known probably more.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Rand Paul is a friend of mine but he is such a negative force when it comes to fixing healthcare.

    Everything before the "but"...

  • Bee Tagger||

    Rand Paul is a friend of mine but he is such a negative force when it comes to fixing healthcare. Graham-Cassidy Bill is GREAT! Ends Ocare!

    Voting to confirm Sessions is what got Paul the first portion of that tweet. Totally worth it.

  • Domestic Dissident||

    Gateway Pundit is the first guy I've seen to accurately point out that James Comey appears to have committed perjury in his testimony to congress.

  • Hateful Reactionary||

    Definitely not the first. But Comey is untouchable because he cleared Hillary.

  • damikesc||

    Before even talking to her.

    Makes one wonder why he dragged out Russia so far when he figured out Hillary was innocent so damned quickly.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Former substitute teacher arraigned on sex charges involving student

    She faces three felony counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a student and one misdemeanor count of fourth-degree criminal sexual involving a student.


    The reported assaults involved a teenage boy younger than 18 and occurred in April, investigators said. She is accused of having sexual intercourse with the student on two occasions in April at her home in Dansville, according to court records.

    Lock. Her. Up!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Looks like this substitute teacher...

    [dons sunglasses]

    ...substituted her cooter for his sock.

  • Griffin3||

    Ugh. Not even worth a single narrowed eye.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Sure it is.

  • Hateful Reactionary||

    Anybody notice how way more public sector employees are raping children, than say catholic priests?

  • Conchfritters||

    Would. Three felonies?? What tha fuck?

  • Rhywun||

    How do you get three "felonies" out of two "occasions"?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Half and half.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    She sent him pictures as well. They always send pictures.

  • Libertarian||

    Vaginal, anal, oral.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    But not in that order unless there's a shower between or antibiotics after.

  • Bubba Jones||

    She lives in Illinois and Michigan felt the need to extradite her over this? Wtf.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The student disclosed what happened in August...

    Oh, I'm sure he did.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    What a moran.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    You can't rape the willing.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Unions Are Training Hotel Workers to Face Down Immigration Raids

    Hotel workers in cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York have been gathering for training sessions recently on how to handle visits from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The sessions, organized by the labor union Unite Here!, teach workers how to effectively stonewall ICE agents, emphasizing employees' right to refuse to answer questions or show identification.


    Unions also are trying to use collective bargaining to tie companies' hands. Unite Here says curbing collaboration with ICE will be a priority in bargaining for the 270,000 hotel, casino, and food-service workers it represents, almost half of whose contracts expire within the next year.
  • Rhywun||

    Dear thieving union scum,

    No thanks. Not in my job description.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    Nothing says "natural libertarians" like unionizing.

  • Rhywun||

    It's too bad they didn't pull this crap twenty years ago when I in fact did work unionized hotel jobs. Could have made me git woke earlier.

  • Hateful Reactionary||

    If you change your vote because of a facebook ad from a foreigner, you probably had no principles to begin with. Consistent with Democrats' treatment of the public as a bunch of braying morons.

  • Philadelphia Collins||

    Gruber admitted as much.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    'Netflix for theaters' sending industry into a frenzy

    The chief executive of MoviePass took a sleepy, little-known, 20,000-member movie subscription service on Aug. 15 and injected pure adrenaline into its business plan.

    Lowe cut the monthly, no-commitment membership fee to $9.95 from $40 to $50, enabling movie buffs to gorge themselves on as many flicks as their schedules could fit for less than a 10-spot.

    In just three weeks, membership spiked to more than 400,000, Lowe told The Post in a recent interview

    Interesting!

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    Is it legal to inject pure adrenaline into a business plan? Surely there are safety and labor regulations in place...

  • Hateful Reactionary||

    You are supposed to take adrenaline by suppository, not main line it.

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    Known side effects, fear and loathing.

  • damikesc||

    Adrenaline? Yes. Testosterone? Well, PED are illegal...

  • Jerryskids||

    They're losing money on each sale but they're going to make it up in volume.

  • damikesc||

    Remind of the old SNL bit --- back when they occasionally hit comedy intentionally --- of a company making change only and saying that they will stay in business due to volume.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I'm not using my cellular data on streaming at the theater. They better have free wifi or no thanks.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    Where can you see a movie for $8.65? Around here, movies are like $13. At least, that is how much It cost me.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Seems like you're a prime candidate for the service.

  • Cyto||

    It is really interesting. But the question is.... are there 12 movies a year I'd like to see? We are more in the 4 or 5 movies camp. If that.

    But a lot of that is cost. So I say "wait for redbox" if the movie doesn't look like it needs the theater treatment.

    For a young couple, this is likely a no-brainer. Or middle-aged cat ladies.

  • damikesc||

    ...or get an Amazon Fire stick and jailbreak it and download a service that shows movies in theatres....

    But that'd be piracy and we know that is all the way wrong.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    Matinee screenings. A few weeks after the movie is released, so there's hardly anyone in the theater. It's the only way to see movies on the big screen now.

    No, I am not becoming more misanthropic!

  • Jerryskids||

    A former North Chicago police officer remained in Lake County jail Monday afternoon after surrendering Friday on charges including official misconduct for allegedly soliciting prostitution while on duty, according to authorities.

    A *former* cop, "while on duty". What exactly are the duties of a former cop? You mean he was a cop when he committed the "alleged" crimes, the fact that they fired his ass is all the proof you need he's guilty and that he's actually going to get treated like a mundane. But it won't be a cop going down, it'll be an ex-cop. No cop has ever been convicted of anything in this country, only ever ex-cops.

  • damikesc||

    Hey, at least he solicited. They used to just make them. They're getting better!!!

  • Hateful Reactionary||

    Maybe Rand's ass kissing of Trump this year has been pointless or worse?

  • AlmightyJB||

    Okie cops must have seen this

  • Jerryskids||

    I assumed they've seen Monty Python's instructional video on defending yourself from an attacker armed with fruit and were somehow able to extrapolate from that how to defend yourself from an attacker armed with a fruit-tree branch.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Thank god he didn't have a bunny. Think of the potential collateral damage from the holy grenade.

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    Look at the BONES!

  • MasterThief||

    The Pythons never did get to addressing how to defend yourself against a pointed stick. This is what happens when you yell at people to shut up rather than address legitimate concerns! Blood is on their hands!

  • AlmightyJB||

    Okie cops must have seen this

  • Hateful Reactionary||

    You can get the death penalty in OK for weed. Also, OK is where that Holtzclaw travesty happened. Clearly as corrupt a legal system as you will find anywhere in this fucking stupid country.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Do they burn witches too? Jeez

  • AlmightyJB||

    "Another former Fox News commentator"

    Karma's a bitch when you don't pay your prostitutes.

  • Hateful Reactionary||

    Do people think FNC had more sexual harassment than MSNBC, where Olbermann's former sluts get on air gigs? Clearly the system is more willing to lynch FNC than other media properties.

  • Bubba Jones||

    Maybe MSNBC keeps its promises.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    How much does Karma charge for a blowjob these days?

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Americas First

    Almost nobody — no conservative — has anything good to say lately about Mexico, which produces a great deal of oil but whose most visible exports are Mexicans, mostly desperately poor ones, and drugs. (And, of course, Mexicans carrying drugs.) The lawlessness in the cartel-controlled parts of Mexico, the continued flood of illegals across the border (Trump's boasting notwithstanding, illegal border crossings were up sharply in the early summer), the Mexican government's inability or disinclination to do much about these, and the anti-immigration and anti-foreign sentiment currently gripping much of the electorate have many Americans less than eager to see Washington investing any additional time or resources in problems south of the border. A Marshall Plan for Mexico? Good luck selling that. But something along those lines would in fact be an intelligent investment in North American stability, security, and prosperity.

    Wrong-o, Kev-o - America should spend more money in Afghanistan, where are true interests lie.

  • Hateful Reactionary||

    How about recognition that big government spending projects would do no more for Mexico than anywhere else. Kev NR should know that our dollars are wasted in Mexico or Afghanistan.

    But we must do SOMETHING? Something other than legalize meth and coke and heroin which would eliminate every cartel from the earth.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    There is much the United States could do to help Mexico — and to help itself at the same time. The first item on the agenda should be reforming U.S. drug laws in the direction of liberalization and decriminalization, thus robbing the narcotics cartels of their principal raison d'être and their most important revenue stream. With that done, the United States could help Mexico develop a plan for demilitarizing its law-enforcement programs and drug-interdiction activities. (We might want to come up with a plan like that for ourselves.) We should expand our already deep economic and governmental ties with an eye toward helping Mexico to rein in corruption and money-laundering — if you want to revisit NAFTA, that is one area that could in fact use some attention. We should help Mexico build more effective institutions and improve existing ones, securing not only physical security and the rule of law but also more accountable and representative government.

    Framing it as a Mexican Marshall Plan was too much - or perhaps necessary to reach his conservative audience? - but his actual proposals sound cheap and effective. He's right that, if the govt truly wanted to address the Mexico Problem, this is what they would be doing.

  • damikesc||

    Small problem --- only way to do it is through the Mexican government, who are less trust-worthy than most governments.

    We could just set the cash on fire and have similar effects.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    less trust-worthy than most governments

    [citation needed]

  • ||

    where are true interests lie.

    Speak for yeself, matey!

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    As officers approached the man, who was holding a stick, one fired a Taser and the other fired his gun.

    Their policy says to simultaneously use both less lethal and lethal maneuvers, and to no one's surprise it worked.

    Just following their training, people.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    the Federal Election Company

    o/~ We're gonna ban it al!
    We're gonna take all the power!
    We're gonna regulate what you say,
    in a whole new way! o/~

  • paranoid android||

    According to Recep Erdogan, Trump called to apologize to him after those protesters outside the Turkish embassy rudely scuffed up his bodyguards' fists with their faces:

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb.....tatorship/

    Erdogan's a bastard of course so take those comments as you will, but I could definitely see it. Even when the assaults were a big story Trump didn't so much as tweet about it, he'd rather suck up to dicks like Erdogan than support his own citizens' right to not be assaulted in the street by thugs.

  • colorblindkid||

    A similar ruckus happened under Obama, with a similar sweeping under the rug with a soft condemnation. Trump's spokesman denied this call happened. I think even Trump wouldn't apologize as implied. Erdogan knows that people will believe it, though, and Erdogan isn't an idiot like Trump is.

  • Domestic Dissident||

    Apparently Incirlik Air Base is as important as Saudi Arabia oil, because Erdogan can get away with pretty much anything and he obviously knows it.

  • damikesc||

    Well, a gun deal to Turkey was blocked.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    I had a gun deal that was blocked by my turkey too.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Another cop was caught in his colleagues' prostitution sting.

    Poor Dunphy. He probably shouldn't have bragged on the internet about the time he successfully sued his fellow officers for beating him up.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    How come no one linked to that new WaPo piece by some Brooklyn douche bashing libertarians? Good times.

  • Rebel Scum||

    President Trump will reportedly ease restrictions on exporting American guns.

    Hopefully this does not entail running guns to Mexican drug cartels.

  • Cyto||

    Number 7 is the not.

    It comes from the Borat DVD bonus features deleted scenes.

  • Rebel Scum||

    Police in Oklahoma have fatally shot a man for holding a stick.

    Never make a furtive movement while holding a pencil.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Rand Paul is a friend of mine but he is such a negative force when it comes to fixing healthcare. Graham-Cassidy Bill is GREAT! Ends Ocare!

    Is he? Is he? Is it? Does it?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Police in Oklahoma have fatally shot a man for holding a stick.

    A stick is a weapon and a clear and immediate threat. Therefore, good shoot.

  • Libertarian||

    One man's stick is another man's spear.

  • Cyto||

    The article was woefully short on details. It just said "holding a stick". Did he brandish it? Because brandishing is dangerous. Or did he fail to respond to simultaneously shouted commands that come through as incoherent jibberish? Because that only gets you about 1.5 to 3 seconds of leeway.

    We need to wait until the facts come out before exonerating the officer.

  • ||

    We need to wait until the facts come out before exonerating the officer.

    Fuck that! After a hit-and-run, unless the story ends with him atop a pile of bodies screaming 'kill me' before the stick is wrestled away from him, I blame the police and white supremacists.

    But, more "seriously", at least one story paints the victim as deaf/handicapped. I, obviously, don't want anyone to get shot, but I hope to God they shot a blind man with a cane.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Another former Fox News commentator, Scottie Nell Hughes, is suing the company over allegations of sexual harassment and sex-based discrimination.

    I am shocked - shocked!!!!!! - that a bottle-blonde who sold her soul to a news network would agree to sell her body as well.

    Shocked!

  • Cyto||

    Because of your comment that I went to read the article.

    Now something just doesn't add up. She says she was raped by this man, then she had a years-long sexual relationship with him? Somehow that just doesn't add up for me.

  • Libertarian||

    Oh Canada. First they banned trans fats, then they'll ban fat trans.

  • Rebel Scum||

    Democrats are asking the Federal Election Company to ban foreign entities from advertising on Twitter and Facebook about politics.

    Freedom of speech is sooo passe'. Also, I think it's "Federal Election Commission".

  • Rebel Scum||

    In Tajikistan, authorities can confiscate food from funerals or weddings that they deem to be too lavish.

    Only the foods eyes can be showing. Anything else is immodest and punishable by stoning.

  • Rebel Scum||

    Canada is banning trans fats.

    And making saturated animal fats mandatory?

  • Vernon Depner||

    Trans fats are artificial, inedible, poisonous substances. They are not "food" in any sense of the word and have no place in foodstuffs. Libertarians should not object to them being banned from foods any more than they would object to any other toxic contaminate being banned.

  • ||

    At first glance, the list of words you either don't understand or are patently wrong about:
    artificial
    inedible
    poisonous
    food
    foodstuffs
    Libertarians
    toxic
    contaminate

    I'd say I'm surprised that you were able to fit so many into so few sentences, but I get the impression that you're generally able to achieve such feats.

    It would be all in fun except the article, while more accurate correct in some places still makes some pretty egregious faux pas:

    A steady intake of trans fats raises LDL (bad) cholesterol, especially the small, dense cholesterol particles that are more damaging to blood vessels. Trans fat also lowers HDL cholesterol, the so-called good type that moves cholesterol from the arteries to the liver for disposal.
  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    any other toxic contaminate being banned

    Like alcohol?

  • Vernon Depner||

    Alcohol is specifically marketed as a toxic contaminate.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    "...any other toxic contaminate being banned."

    Like antibiotics?

  • Rebel Scum||

    Rand Paul is a friend of mine but he is such a negative force when it comes to fixing healthcare. Graham-Cassidy Bill is GREAT! Ends Ocare!

    Rand's point is to move to a more free-market oriented system as opposed to gov't bureaucracy. Let's make the healthcare market free again.

  • Ron||

    "Police in Oklahoma have fatally shot a man for holding a stick." or was it just a cane so he could walk?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    That wood work.

  • Juice||

    Police in Oklahoma have fatally shot a man for holding a stick.

    We haven't tried bananas, have we?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    What is brown and sticky?

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