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UPS Truck Hijacked. Hijackers Shot, Killed. UPS Truck Driver Shot, Killed. Bystander Shot, Killed. Passive Voice Used.
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The Ninth Annual Mindless Diversions Unsolicited Shopping Guide
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Sunday Morning! “Have You Seen the White Whale?”
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Not the Bi-Partisan Impeachment They Were Looking For
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Saturday Morning Gaming: Gaming As A Service
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The comments...

AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to CJColucci
+ Exactly! So elections don't matter as much, because we are rarely ever given a choice of "tough on crime" or "police reformer". I would rephrase [. . .]
Avatardragonfrog in reply to Dark Matter
+ It's a UPS truck with a GPS in it, and there's a helicopter overhead. They're not getting away. Hanging back until there's an opportunity to engage [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Jaybird

Seriously, are you trying to make the point that Dems are insufficiently critical of militarized police?

Point accepted!

Now what?
More rooting for injuries?

AvatarLeeEsq in reply to Oscar Gordon

Many state level judges are directly elected. This is a big mistake because it subjects them to political pressure.

So after the Feds stopped supervising, what did the Democrats do now that they were finally in power in Baltimore?

AvatarNorth in reply to LeeEsq
+ It's ok Lee. It's not like the Hollywood business model isn't rocking and shuddering on its foundations already. It's an open question as to whether [. . .]
Avatargreginak in reply to Jaybird
+ The Feds had the Balto police under their supervision trying to clean them up. Trump elected, he took away Fed supervision. So as always plenty [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Jaybird
+ I honestly don't know. What happened? I am more familiar with things here in Los Angeles, where the Democrats routinely trumpet how tough on crime they can [. . .]
AvatarCJColucci in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ There is no logic that demands that tough on crime policies requires that police need to be able to go all Judge Dredd. It isn't a [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ This is true, that people don't consciously vote for police immunity, but they also don't vote against it. Meaning it is dismissed from people's minds as [. . .]
AvatarJoeSal in reply to InMD

I've read this comment about 20 times in the last couple days. It's not clear if you are agreeing or disagreeing. ha

AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to CJColucci
+ Let me come at this from a different direction. You know how Saul (at least, I think it is Saul) likes to remind us [. . .]
AvatarCJColucci in reply to Oscar Gordon

Just look at how politicians campaign, from, say, 1964 up to and including our current President.

AvatarAaron David
+ I didn't send you anything regarding this, as my wife and I have moved into the point in life that many things of a general [. . .]
+ This morning, JSTOR Plants (which I follow on Twitter) suggested houseplants as a gift (and had a list, ranging from the super-easy and low-maintenance ZZ [. . .]
AvatarBrandon Berg in reply to Brandon Berg

For comparison, here's a broadcast of her performing her final single, "Like the Flowing of a River"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0-bqMRyf5I

AvatarBrandon Berg
+ On a related note, back in September, a new Hibari Misora single was released in Japan. The twist in this story---although not much of a [. . .]
AvatarLeeEsq in reply to Dark Matter
+ There goes the future. There goes change. I feel depressed. The entire world or even universe seems to be on this terrible holding pattern in [. . .]
AvatarMurali in reply to Brent F
+ There is a difference between pictures I take to attach to my profile on my department website and pictures some rando takes of me as [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to LeeEsq
+ There are plenty of living actors that will be just as fine or even better. Yet, because we can and because it might be [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to DensityDuck
+ That would be the same pursuit team that is being fired upon. As well as anyone else who gets in the way. We could simply [. . .]
AvatarBrent F in reply to Murali
+ I think the absolute opposite. One of the great legal innovations in the common law is getting rid of dead people having interests in anything. [. . .]
AvatarInMD in reply to George Turner
+ Never Let Me Go based on the Ishiguro novel I think gets close enough to the concept. It was one of the most depressing [. . .]
+ And I dare say if he didn't die prematurely? He'd probably just have been seen as some "over the hill" actor once he hit 40 [. . .]
AvatarSlade the Leveller
+ Oh, to have been at that defense! What an extraordinary person she must be. This is one of the best things I've ever read on this [. . .]
AvatarAaron David in reply to InMD
+ MFA means Master of Fine Arts. In general, much of what is being accepted for publication is presented by, and read by, people who have [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to InMD
+ Fortunately the advance of technology provides better alternatives to making CGI representations of famous actors, avoiding all the legal issues over copyright, and fixing the [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to cjcolucci
+ But how much of "Tough on Crime" overlaps with "Holding police to account" when it comes to how politicians think? Yes, judges that are [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Pinky
+ What amusing is the people who got upset when a real actor played Lara Croft, who in reality was a blocky video game character. [. . .]
Avatarcjcolucci in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ In may experience, they certainly are. Law and Order has long been the politically expedient place to be. When is the last time it was [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to Chip Daniels
+ As the population gets richer and food gets cheaper, the need for food assistance should be going down. Add to that full employment and [. . .]
AvatarPinky in reply to George Turner
+ The funny thing is that I'm bothered by putting James Dean digitally into a movie, but I'd be fine with putting him digitally into a [. . .]
AvatarInMD
+ I sympathize with the idea that using digital imaging this way is usually wrong, and I definitely think it's something that with rare exception should [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Chip Daniels
+ How did the conspiracy get debunked? Did we find out that Hunter Biden wasn't really being paid $50K a month by a corrupt Ukrainian [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Aaron David
+ Hey, I really enjoyed Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies. The original always begged for a zombie apocalypse element to liven up the story. I think the [. . .]
AvatarRufus F. in reply to Jaybird

Apparently, someone ate it and said that was their "performance" too.

AvatarRufus F.
+ Thanks everybody. Like I said, she tells the story way better, because it's her stort. I believe they're pushing her to publish the memoir, but [. . .]
+ "That said, images of dead people should only be used with the permission of the estate. If people can’t use my image now without my [. . .]
+ This was awesome. The whole "banana duct taped to the wall" thing is currently making twitter aflutter. I've seen some people complain that it's B.S. and [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to LeeEsq
+ What's interesting is that James Dean exemplifies the contemporizing mythology that Kristin notes in her comments about Dickenson. The brooding sensitive rebel, the rock n roll [. . .]
AvatarAaron David
+ We don't live in a time and place of shared morality but of contested morality. Thus, to increase or decrease the moral superiority of various [. . .]
AvatarLeeEsq
+ I think the use of dead actors is disturbing and wrong but not for any reasons relating to ownership of one self. The real danger [. . .]