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Re: Your local news

Postby cmsellers » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:26 am

A man tried to cross a major highway at midnight. You will absolutely believe what happened next.
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Re: Your local news

Postby NathanLoiselle » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:02 am

He got hit by a car?
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Re: Your local news

Postby cmsellers » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:06 am

NathanLoiselle wrote:He got hit by a car?

He got hit by several cars. One of which fled the scene.
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Re: Your local news

Postby iMURDAu » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:52 am

Not local to me anymore thankfully but I did live in the town where this happened.

Ohio Boy Scout Leader Faces Child Pornography Charges

That creep would've been a year ahead of me in school but I didn't know him. According to the link he got the attention of investigators when they were able to link him to videos they found online. Scary thing is he'd been doing it since 2011. I say throw him in gen-pop and let the wolves take care of business.
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Re: Your local news

Postby ftl » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:27 pm

iMURDAu wrote:I say throw him in gen-pop and let the wolves take care of business.


Can we not do this? I don't like outsourcing part of a criminal's punishment to a bunch of other criminals.

He should get whatever punishment is prescribed by law. If that's inadequate, it should be increased, and we can discuss that. But it's really not a good thing for justice if part of the punishment is "whatever a bunch of incarcerated felons say it is".
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Re: Your local news

Postby Absentia » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:18 pm

Amazon has announced that they're building a big new headquarters in Crystal City, VA, just outside of D.C. Apparently they're going to rename the area "National Landing" for some reason; I always thought Crystal City sounded pretty cool.

Beltway traffic is already a hellscape, so I assume their plan is to create a traffic singularity that collapses all of D.C. into a black hole so Jeff Bezos can assume power as our new supreme overlord.
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Re: Your local news

Postby iMURDAu » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:19 am

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iMURDAu wrote:I say throw him in gen-pop and let the wolves take care of business.


Can we not do this? I don't like outsourcing part of a criminal's punishment to a bunch of other criminals.

He should get whatever punishment is prescribed by law. If that's inadequate, it should be increased, and we can discuss that. But it's really not a good thing for justice if part of the punishment is "whatever a bunch of incarcerated felons say it is".


Okay but it is whether you want it to be or not. His life will be made hell and not by anything related to a judicial decree. It's just worse if he's not isolated.

I mean, I was just saying. I don't make the laws. I vote for people who occasionally win the chance to make the laws.
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Re: Your local news

Postby cmsellers » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:42 am

Someone was shooting at planes departing from the Austin airport. Flights were grounded while the police spent two hours looking for the shooter. They couldn't find the shooter so flights resumed.

I am flying out of the Austin Airport very early on Tuesday. I really hope the shooter isn't a morning person.
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Re: Your local news

Postby Marcuse » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:40 am

Apparently they're going to rename the area "National Landing" for some reason


It's where the Bezosians are going to make planetfall.
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Re: Your local news

Postby jbobsully11 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:12 pm

It snowed a lot yesterday, and this morning on the radio they were saying there were several hundred reports of car accidents in the city. We left work just as the snow started (around 1:30), and it didn’t really start sticking until I got home.

When my brother and I went outside later to shovel the driveway, he insisted that when they plowed the road, the snow at the top of the driveway would go too, but I found out this morning that that didn’t happen. So trying to get on the road was fun.
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Re: Your local news

Postby ftl » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:53 am

California is fucking on fire... and it's even worse than the previous times. 5% of the state is burning. Right now in the SF Bay area, due to the smoke, the air has reached the level where it's unhealthy to breathe outside without a mask.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/california- ... 394932.php

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ca ... nd-n937431
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Re: Your local news

Postby Aquila89 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:25 pm

The Hungarian government, as I've noted here before, is virulently against migrants and refugees; they won reelection this year by running a campaign that was entirely about migration. However, it just granted asylum to Nikola Gruevski, the former Prime Minister of Macedonia who fled his country after sentenced to two years in prison for corruption. Gruevski is a right-winger who was a political ally of our prime minister.

That kind of refugee we like.
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Re: Your local news

Postby jbobsully11 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:30 pm

A substitute teacher at the elementary school I went to was fired for telling a class of first graders that Santa isn’t real.
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Re: Your local news

Postby iMURDAu » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:28 pm

So the principal sent a letter home apologizing for that. How many other kids saw that letter and started to ask questions? If it's even one then, well, that would be a mistake also.

But seriously how great is it that a teacher gets canned for telling the truth? This is why we're not allowed to know about aliens because people work so hard to get elected and waah they don't want to be ridiculed, lose their position or get killed "by accident". Santa is real! Until your parents inform you otherwise.
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Re: Your local news

Postby NathanLoiselle » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:06 pm

Wait. Santa isn't real? He's just a mass delusion of the populace? Well, shit.
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