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Open discussion – what do you think?


  1. t0llyb0ng says:

    fairytale is one word.  Here’s all the f’s (65 so far):

    failsafe; fairyland; fairytale; fallback; falloff; fallout; faraway; farfetched; farmland; fastball; featherbedding; featherweight; feebleminded; feedback; feedlot; fencepost; fiddlesticks; fieldwork; figurehead; fingernail; fingerprint; fingertip(ping); firebombed; firecracker; firefighter; firepower; fireproof; firestorm; firmware; firstborn; firsthand; fistfight; flagship; flashpoint; flatfooted; flimflam; flipflop; floodgates; floorboards; flowchart; flowerbed; flyover; flyswatter; foolproof; football; footfall; foothold; footprint; footrace; footstep; forefinger; forefront; foreknowledge; foreordained; forevermore; fountainhead; foxhole; freeform; freeloader; freeman; freemason(ry); freeware; freewill; frontrunner; fruitcake

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical antitheist and junior culture critic says:

      Tolly–your review looks like an “f” to me.

      When my best friend Mason went to jail last week, we had a collection to free Mason. Mason immediately went to a lawyer to get his affairs in order and the lawyer was so touched he did not charge for his services and gave Mason a free will.

      I think you need to update your sources…. just a little bit?

      • Tim says:

        no anti-i in Maison

        • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical antitheist and junior culture critic says:

          In France, they do.

          Since we are the only ones here…when I got that RAT infection, I finally stopped using the infected hard drive and pulled out an older one with an earlier copy of the same OS. I got a “No mbr” Black Screen. Its taken about one week to fix the mbr with a generic windows repair disk I downloaded years ago. The Aoemi and another Partition Manager “Fix MBR” function did not fix it.

          I also installed Ubuntu on a Flash Stick and will be making it live in good time. If I can find some good video editing software and video transcoding software, I could well move to Linux on the next big infection. I “feel” no difference in Websurfing which is mostly what I do. In fact, my system did not stutter or stall at all with 12 websites open whereas Windows does…while I’m transcoding, so it is different.

          Always something to keep us busy. I see the Pro Cop position is coming on VERY strong. Is it just me, or does getting smashed in the face and the criminal runs away and you shoot him–thats excessive force and a manslaughter rap for you and me?

          It makes me want to vomit that there is justification because the cop has to protect himself “first”? so as to justify their shoot to kill first policies. Its a problem that causes itself.


          • Tim says:

            “”I see the Pro Cop position is coming on VERY strong.

            Funny {the ha ha kind} of you to say that. I’ve been sort of noticing a buildup and proliferation of over-cuddly cop stories in the morning lineups the last couple months.

            You know? All those brainless, 3/4 ditzy yuck-it-up hours on Fox, NBC, …, CNN, … BET.

            “37 christians got their heads chopped off in Chad, this morning…Chris?”

            “Well, at least they didn’t leave any of them ‘hanging’. Ha. Ha. Ha…”

            I’d actually kinda been expecting something like this {not saying that it’s a psyop or anything (it is) … Remember: They are criminals. People are looking at them now and going ‘whaaa?’. And the poor ol beat cop across the nation is left scratching his head and going “I don’t get it… What did the officer do wrong?”

            Ya’ll don’t have government now. You have imposters pretending to be government.

            Self-loathing anarchists and gits everywhere you damn go…


            Anyways. Yea, been there before. I was an idiot and wiped out all my partition information piddling with the MBR when all i needed to do was stick a new install over that first partition.

            Are you *sure* your ‘infection’ wasn’t some instance of ‘maintanence software’ on a hidden partition, or something? It could have been a software tenticle of a militarized police force…

          • Chris says:

            …Today in Alicetown, a passing cop resc……. I can’t do these rediculous cop fluff pieces anymore……

            …..{inaudible snobbish mumblings……………..Go fuck yourself, Liz…

          • NewFormatSux says:

            Yea, but a cop has an extra duty to protect the public. So shooting at a fleeing suspect in a robbery to get them to stop is legit.
            When the guy turns around and rushes the cop, then he is justified in shooting, though a Rodney King, and perhaps the best choice given what happened to the Rodney King cops who elected for a by the book takedown.

  2. t0llyb0ng says:

    manmade (as a modifier) is one word.  Here’s all the m’s (81 so far):

    mailbag; mailbox; mailman; mainstay; mainstream; makeup; malware; manhunt; manmade; manpower; marketplace; markup; mealtime; meanspirited; meathead; meatloaf; meltdown; menswear; metadata; methinks; midair; midday; middleman; middleweight; midmorning; midpoint; midrange; midsection; midstream; midsummer; midterm; midweek; Midwest; midyear; milkmaid; mincemeat; minefield; misdirection; mishandle; mishear, misheard; mishmash; misinformation; misinformed; mismanagement; mismatch; misrepresentation; misshapen; misspent; misstep; mistrial; misuse; mixup; mockup; moneygrubbing; moneymaking, moneymaker; moonlight(ing); mortarboard; mothballs, mothballed; motherboard; motorboat; mountainsides; mountaintop; mousetrap; mouthpiece; mouthwash; muckraking; mudslide; mudslinging; mugshot; multibillion; multicellular; multidimensional; multidirectional; multifaceted; multilane; multilayered; multimillion(aire); multinational(s); multipurpose; multitasking; multiuser; multivitamin

  3. t0llyb0ng says:

    The man made a fire.

    Missed one: misnomer

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical antitheist and junior culture critic says:

      Tagmemic Tourettes?

      I find your lists interesting when the words have actually been used. When not used….. too Snot for me.

      • John Grinder says:

        now bobbo, can you show me one example where tolly has spontaneously and repeatedly maligned ideograms without first having a little bit of Condi-time alone??

        Linguistics, bobbo — because words don’t really mean shit.

  4. t0llyb0ng says:

    Stockpile is one word.  As is overreaction.  & overreach.  Here’s all the o’s (124 so far):

    oddball; offhand; officeholder; offload; offprint; offshoot; offshore; oftentimes; ofttimes; oilfield; onboard; oncoming; onetime; ongoing; onshore; onsite; openness; otherworldly; outbreak; outbuildings; outclassed; outdated; outdo, outdone; outflow; outgoing; outgrow, outgrown; outguess; outhouse; outlast; outlier; outlive; outmaneuver; outnumber; outpace; outperform; outproduce; outrank; outreach; outright; outrun, outran; outsell; outshine, outshone; outsized; outsourcing; outspend, outspent; outspoken; outvoted; outweigh; overabundance; overactive; overall; overarching; overbearing; overblown; overboard; overbroad; overburdened; overcharge; overcompensate; overcrowded; overdeveloped; overdo, overdone; overdraft; overdue; overeager; overeducated; overenthusiastic; overestimate; overexploitation; overexpose, overexposure; overextend; overfill; overflight; overflow; overgeneralize; overhaul; overhead; overheat; overindulge; overinflated; overkill; overload; overlook; overlord; overnight; overpaid, overpayment; overpopulation; overpower; overpriced; overproduce; overprotective; overqualified; overrated; overreach(ing); overreact(ion); overriding, overridden; overrode; overruled; overrun, overran; overseas; oversee, overseen; overseer; oversell, oversold; oversensitive; oversimplified; oversized; overspend, overspent; overstate; overstep; overstress; overstretch(ed); overstuffed; oversupply; overthrow, overthrown; overtime; overturn; overuse; overvalue; overview; overweight; overwhelming; overworked; overwrite, overwrote; overwritten; overzealous

    • Tim says:

      over-“doing it now” ??

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical antitheist and junior culture critic says:

        I think he has the soon-to-be-famous Snot Bot infection.

        I hope it doesn’t spread by immediate responses?

  5. t0llyb0ng says:

    No hyphen in overdo, overdone.  Okay, sorry. Back on topic.

    Six bullets to bring the unarmed man down?  Sure, the guy was a nogoodnik & a punk.  But what happened to “the good ol’ days” when one shot to the kneecap could stop anyone in their tracks?  You watch:  A year or two from now, the perps will walk free & get their back-pay & even keep their precious pensions.

    • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with multiple hash marks says:

      No hyphen in back pay.

      • Tim says:

        I think he meant ‘payback’ anyways… seems like the type to hold a grudge…

    • Tim says:

      No, tollybong. Over — “doing it now” As in stemming from the command “do it now” Such as : if everybody just turned around and went home and left the cops standing their thumbing each other’s tazer-tadgers.

      ex: “Let’s just go home, everybody; He said “do it now.” Besides, My Favorite COPS Episodes is on TV after 9:00 pm, anyways…”

  6. Twitter says:

    “””I believe these are powerful commands http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/26/CPM-86.png ; Can anyone else confirm?

    -Cpt. Ron Johnston, Mo. hy patrol — @LongRonDong88on18

  7. Phydeau says:

    Lengthy but good excerpt of a comment from a cop about the diff between Ferguson and the Bundy incident.

    Just contrast what has happened in Ferguson Missouri to what happened last spring in Bunkerville Nevada. In Ferguson we had the police reaction to protesters. In Bunkerville we had the protesters reaction to police. Two different groups of citizens with ostensibly the same 1st amendment issues but two drastically different reactions by the citizens and law enforcement. Based on what I saw of the operation on TV it looked like a tactical nightmare. I lost count of the problems that the agents faced when they went in to enforce a court order there. Mostly I believe they gave this guy Bundy too many chances for too long. When the BLM cops finally decided to go in there they weren’t committed to whatever the plan was. That indicates a major leadership issue.

    I was completely stunned to see those officers surrounded by screaming people with assault rifles, a police dog getting kicked, and open defiance of verbal commands. But when I saw that those officers had sniper rifles pointed at them I could not believe my eyes. Snipers. On live TV. Let me repeat that:

    On the Bundy Ranch, armed protesters were violently obstructing law enforcement from performing their duties. Sniper rifles were pointed at those law enforcement officers. Then those “snipers” openly gloated about how they had the agents in their sights the entire time. And what was the police response? All out retreat. Nobody was arrested. No tear gas deployed. No tanks were called in. No Snipers posted in the neighborhood. No rubber bullets fired. Nothing. Police officers in mortal danger met with heavily armed resistance and no one had to answer for it. Could any reasonable person look at scenes coming out of Nevada and say they looked peaceful?

    Nobody called the armed protesters at the Bundy Ranch who threatened police thugs. Nobody told them the government was supreme so they should just let the system work it out. Nobody told them to just shut up and do what they were told.

    2 incidents, same laws, but 2 different sets of rules.

    On a certain level I understand the retreat. Bundy was looking for a showdown. He wanted bloodshed. He was just using those people camped out on his lawn as cannon fodder, he had no real respect for them. He just wanted to get out of paying his bills. If actual shooting had occurred do you think Bundy or his sons would have led the patriot army in a revolt and stormed the battlements? Hell No. Clive Bundy and his family would have been on the first thing smoking out of Nevada and some poor idiot with a goatee and a Gadsden Flag shirt would have paid for Bundy’s hubris with their life. But thankfully that didn’t happen. Once that dog whistle blew, people picked their side and the Bundy Ranch became a manifestation of all that pent up rage. They even had law enforcement supporters there giving speeches about putting women and children out front to get shot by the Feds first. (That guy was an embarrassment to the profession.)

    Bundy’s strategy was effective because sympathetic news outlets kept pumping him up as a patriotic conservative when in reality Bundy was not conservative and he definitely is not patriotic. The man was just a welfare cowboy who had renounced his own country. But facts didn’t matter. Law enforcement let them off the hook and so did the media. The press didn’t call what those people did to those officers in Nevada a riot. But I haven’t seen any protesters in Ferguson hanging the American flag upside down, or renouncing their citizenship. I haven’t heard of any protest leaders on the street in Ferguson Missouri calling for the overthrow of the city council or the removal of the mayor by force. What about those “2nd amendment remedies” that politicians were hinting at 5 years ago? Just imagine if there were 150 black folks walking around Ferguson with assault rifles right now. Imagine if a couple of them took up sniper positions on the tops of buildings with their rifles pointed at the police officers. Take a quick guess at how that story ends.

    From http://dailykos.com/story/2014/08/18/1315081/-A-Cops-take-on-Ferguson

  8. The Monster's Lawyer says:

    Inner city thuggery meets douche bag cop with authority issues.

  9. Phydeau says:

    Police officials admit the officer was shooting at people running away from him.

    How does a person running away from the officer constitute a threat that the officer must respond to with deadly force?

    (don’t worry pedro, the puppies are being taken care of)

    However, law enforcement officials say witnesses and forensic analysis have shown that Officer Wilson did sustain an injury during the struggle in the car.

    As Officer Wilson got out of his car, the men were running away. The officer fired his weapon but did not hit anyone, according to law enforcement officials.


    • Tim says:

      it could make the officer more likely to miss him thus hitting someone else and getting a great big ol reset on the billboard on the way into work that said …”X days without getting caught laying out a *_perpetrator_* on false pretenses without first killing some kid…

  10. Runaway 'Leave a Reply' Fusion says:

    Hey OP, is this DU’s longest thread?

    It’s reaching critical mass.

  11. Runaway 'Leave a Reply' Fusion says:

    Just reached u-238 !


  12. Phydeau says:

    Former military wondering why the Ferguson police have so much military gear on…


    “Why do these cops need MARPAT camo pants again,” I asked on Twitter this morning. One of the most interesting responses came from a follower who says he served in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division: “We rolled lighter than that in an actual warzone.”

    In Afghanistan, we patrolled in big, armored trucks. We wore uniforms that conveyed the message, “We are a military force, and we are in control right now.” Many Afghans saw us as occupiers.

    And now we see some of our police officers in this same way. “The militarization of law enforcement is counter-productive to domestic policing and needs to stop,” tweeted Andrew Exum, a former Army infantry officer.

    If there’s one thing I learned in Afghanistan, it’s this: You can’t win a person’s heart and mind when you are pointing a rifle at his or her chest.

  13. bobbo, borrowing a meme from Tollybong, we think with words and flower with ideas says:

    Phydeau conflates:
    8/21/2014 at 12:28 pm

    You’re so smart pedro, you explain the difference in police response to irate white people vs irate black people. /// In Ferguson it was local police, in Bundy it was Federal Land Agents. Two very different groups. Local police much more subject to corruption and local vagaries. The Feds more mindful of history and longer term effects.
    Also to the same point regarding the slop think of conflation, or dumping every nuance into a generality, the actions of the first cop in Ferguson were against a Black Youth, but “the cops” attacked the entire community of every color. Do did the guard troops that came in later. And that is the danger of over militarization/SEPERATION of the cops from the people. It will start against the suspect group, but rapidly more to everyone else not dressed exactly like you are. I can easily see the military camo types firing on the police, different camo designed, troops very easily. It is after all a very juvenile thing: us vs them, shirts vs skins, my team not your team.

    Silly Hoomans.

    Or you can continue avoiding the issue with your odd animal stuff… had your meds checked lately? /// Not odd. Peedro is very simple. Phydeau = Fido = Puppies. I’m just happy you don’t post as Lipshitz.


    • Tim says:

      “”Local police much more subject to corruption and local vagaries. The Feds more mindful of history and longer term effects.


      The subjugation and corruption has been fracked into the local communities from *the feds* from early on — and through pressure and osmosis, are the local values and individuals pushed out and destroyed.

      There has never been a more murderous institution in history than *the feds* and their corporate masters *the monsantos, …, PETA, the Federal Reserve… Yes, even provocateuring racial tensions and hatred of ki… nosey mother-in-laws:


      Furthermore, this rollout is also ‘par for the course’ with the Agenda 21 {so you don’t drown} — a militarized police force really is going to roll right through everybody’s damn tomato patch.

  14. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical antithesis and Junior Culture critic says:

    NotSA says:
    8/21/2014 at 6:19 pm
    “I could see how “democracy” might do very well in a society of saints and sages led by an Alfred or an Antoninus Pius. Short of that, I was unable to see how it could come to anything but an ochlocracy of mass-men led by a sagacious knave. /// So what? completely irrelevant to any interesting issue, or a conflation. To what I take is your point, USA is not a Democracy of the mass-men type. Its REPRESENTATIONAL. Its CONSTITUTIONALLY LIMITED. We have a BILL OF RIGHTS.

    You know the difference, why post idiotically as you do?

    Continuing the same irrelevancy:

    NotSA says:
    8/21/2014 at 6:45 pm
    PostEverything // I agree.
    Even the Islamists of ISIS are obsessing over Ferguson /// They are RightWingReligiousNutBags? As with Alfie, no body cares what motivates them…only what they “do.” We are blessed that Alfie doesn’t do squat…. but ISIL is about the first actual for real “threat” to American Interests since Al Quaida….ie…NOT Iraq.

    Souad Mekhennet

    They’re hoping to use black disenchantment as a recruiting tool. /// I’m hoping for nice powder this winter.

    USA is turning into the Twilight Zone. /// Yea…….thats fair to the degree this example of Police Militarization and the failure to “PROCESS” the homicidal cops in St Louis. Note its only by comparison to the Twilight Zone of Ferguson that the execution in St Louis just yesterday is being treated as acceptable. ITS NOT!!!! (sic!)

    OTOH….is it my racism or class identification that I don’t actually “care” about a junior thug and a suicidally depressed male both get offed by the cops?….I just know, the Twilight Zone’s first stop is people with no power…… but it all comes to, and through, my front door eventually.

    A Twilight Zone?…..Yes. Sadly, in our society of class divide, waking up won’t help.

  15. Giant Voice Systems says:

    ^^This is unreasonable, citizen

    ^^Please take care of this


    — damn phreakers pwnd me again…

    ^^Do it now

  16. Phydeau says:

    OK, real life intrudes… unsubscribing. Have fun, y’all.

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  20. NewFormatSux says:

    Where’s the justice for Dillon Taylor shot by a non-white police officer, unarmed, near a 7-11, just 3 days after Michael Brown?

    Why is this case not getting national attention?

  21. Rich says:

    It reminds me of any given Romero movie with mindless animals intent on theft and mayhem. I wish I could send a check and a card to the officer, and supply all of them with machetes and machine guns. This isn’t really hyperbole.


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