Trump Considering... Precrime?



Related: 29 people have been arrested since the El Paso shooting on suspicion of intent to commit a mass murder, Ed Morrissey notes.

I can't evaluate any of these because I don't have the facts. As a matter of pure ideology, I don't know if this is typical "Do Something!" government overreaction at the expense of liberty, or if it's the government doing what is frequently suggested it do to combat mass shootings -- actually use the laws you already have on the books to color-up a possible shooter's police jacket.

Many previous mass shooters could have been stopped from buying the guns they later used to kill people if they had actually been prosecuted for crimes in their past, instead of let go without even an admission of a felony that would block them from buying more weapons.

Those are the two polar possibilities; I suspect the reality is somewhere in the middle.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 12:02 PM




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Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019 12:03 PM (iikV8)

2 Just round up everyone on Twitter!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 22, 2019 12:04 PM (so+oy)

3 To stop mass shootings, Trump reportedly considering a DARPA-style program to analyze "neurobehavioral signs" of mental instability, drawing on data collected from Apple Watches, Fitbits, Amazon Echo, Google Home, and other devices. Isn't the future grand?

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The Internet of Things is just a way to convenience your home and have fun!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019 12:04 PM (iikV8)

4 Careful what you wish for.

Posted by: Minority Report at August 22, 2019 12:04 PM (BRpqW)

5 /crosses off listed devices from wish list.

Posted by: Buckaroo at August 22, 2019 12:04 PM (6egPo)

6 Does this mean Tom Cruise will be rappelling into my living room.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 22, 2019 12:05 PM (ltuaO)

7 Here's a good test case to start with.



@WalshFreedom

On November 8th, I'm voting for Trump.

On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket.

You in?

Posted by: Ha at August 22, 2019 12:05 PM (MAstk)

8 PDT won't do it.

But someone someday will.

Posted by: Hands at August 22, 2019 12:06 PM (786Ro)

9 Skynet.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 22, 2019 12:06 PM (1ISKN)

10 "Considering" means that someone brought it up. They keep doing this.

Posted by: dagny at August 22, 2019 12:07 PM (nRWPy)

11 Pffft. The fucking FIB had advance warning on the Boston assholes, the Orlando asshole, etc... Nothing done.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at August 22, 2019 12:07 PM (jsWA8)

12 Having never used Facebook or Twitter or Insta-whatever, etc., they'll just make the assumption I must be an antisocial, twisted weirdo and deny me my rights.

Posted by: kathysaysso at August 22, 2019 12:07 PM (vkS2Z)

13 (A) I'll worry about it when they actually come up with something that works.
(B) How do you know some people have not already been working on this?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet - Official Distributor for the Old Appalachian Wrath Shop at August 22, 2019 12:07 PM (hLRSq)

14 Pull up, Mr. President. Don't go there. Due process is a thing, as is privacy and property. Everything wrong with a "red flag" law is wrong here to at least the same degree.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 12:07 PM (I2dne)

15 Ex-NBC Chair.

I see the problem.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at August 22, 2019 12:07 PM (cbdQD)

16 Has anyone met any DARPA employees? School shooters everyone of them.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 22, 2019 12:08 PM (UsFoH)

17 The True Conservative Case for Social Credit. Hey, it works for China, so why not?

Posted by: Hands at August 22, 2019 12:08 PM (786Ro)

18 @WalshFreedom

On November 8th, I'm voting for Trump.

On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket.

You in?
Posted by: Ha



What lib posted that?
No gun owner refers to his weapons as "musket".

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2019 12:08 PM (/c+/z)

19 You don't have to chase me.

You don't have to run.

Everybody runs, Fletch.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 22, 2019 12:08 PM (oZ6kz)

20 Mike Tracey is a Leftard who is accurate about the same amount as CNN

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 22, 2019 12:08 PM (BqBId)

21 http://bit.ly/2L1FrRt
*******
Calif. man facing charges in alleged mass shooting plot at Long Beach hotel | One America News Network
******
37-year old Rodolfo Montoya Sounds like a White Hispanic

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 22, 2019 12:08 PM (BqBId)

22 It's from the National Laughingstock, so I assume it's a lie.

Even if true, Trump always says a bunch of things about any given topic while keeping his true intentions private until the right moment.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at August 22, 2019 12:08 PM (k76MH)

23 PDT won't do it.

But someone someday will.
Posted by: Hands
..............

Only after the Dems take charge.

I don't believe for one minute that Hillary would have even thought twice about expanding her enemies list with this new technology.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 22, 2019 12:08 PM (so+oy)

24 Relax. It's called "profiling."

Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at August 22, 2019 12:08 PM (dmYb7)

25 Apple Watches, Fitbits, Amazon Echo, Google Home, and other devices.

Outstanding. Your smart watch turns in to a brown shirt.

We are quickly going to experience the East German public's life of hiding in the restroom speaking in whispers... now we need to strip off our watches and step counters.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 22, 2019 12:08 PM (lD3vL)

26 Trying to remember. What were the names of the precogs in the movie? Agatha, Dash (for Dashiell), Arthur (for Conan Doyle), and who else?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2019 12:08 PM (ClOmq)

27 Ever check out In Q Tel's website? CIA has been working on this for decades.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 22, 2019 12:09 PM (1ISKN)

28 The Dept of Pre-Crime can only be located in Greenland. Obviously.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at August 22, 2019 12:09 PM (hjaPQ)

29 5... 4... 3... all the Anti-Falafals throw away all their betraying technology and call Google evil.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2019 12:09 PM (IOhkL)

30 Yeah, Trump can consider a lot of things. Hell, I consider a lot of things.

Is Hillary a Reptillian alien who drinks the blood of young children? IDK. I have considered it.


Considering something is way different than doing things. Which is different than "getting things passed."

/also.. I call fake news

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 22, 2019 12:09 PM (AkkRZ)

31 26 Trying to remember. What were the names of the precogs in the movie? Agatha, Dash (for Dashiell), Arthur (for Conan Doyle), and who else?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2019 12:08 PM (ClOmq)

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It was only the three, and you got 'em all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019 12:09 PM (iikV8)

32 3
The Internet of Things is just a way to convenience your home and have fun!

do not taunt happy fun alexa

Posted by: Anachronda at August 22, 2019 12:09 PM (sGtp+)

33 And Apple, Amazon, and Google will be happy to turn over the data, after they've massaged it a little. jfc

Posted by: Monty James at August 22, 2019 12:09 PM (Zqz9o)

34 I don't believe for one minute that Hillary would have even thought twice about expanding her enemies list with this new technology.

And the algorithms will be written by the exact same people who write them for Twitter, Facebook and Google.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 22, 2019 12:09 PM (lD3vL)

35 Remember what we all kept saying during the campaign? Take Trump seriously, but don't take Trump literally. This is just more laser pointer stuff. I think when he gets bored for 10 seconds he likes to start popping off with whatever random thoughts jump into his head, which gets people all excited. But they shouldn't, because 10 seconds later he'll have another random thought which may be the complete opposite of the first random thought.

That bothers some people, it doesn't really bother me.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 22, 2019 12:09 PM (Kpl3J)

36 Don't spray shit around the internet, and the thought police won't get you.

I looked facebook the other day.There was an "NRA Survey".
Haha!
No.

Posted by: Roland THTG at August 22, 2019 12:09 PM (88+cf)

37 A second look at primitive Anabaptism?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 22, 2019 12:09 PM (FTlwv)

38 What lib posted that?
No gun owner refers to his weapons as "musket".


...

Joe Walsh.

Posted by: Ha at August 22, 2019 12:10 PM (MAstk)

39 Having never used Facebook or Twitter or Insta-whatever, etc., they'll just make the assumption I must be an antisocial, twisted weirdo and deny me my rights.
Posted by: kathysaysso at August 22, 2019 12:07 PM (vkS2Z)
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This is my fear. We're unlikely to get a formal "social credit" score like they have in China, but I think we'll end up with an informal version.

My "social credit" score would be zero. I am not on any social media. Other than online purchases, I pay cash for everything. I value my privacy.

They absolutely *will* marginalize me for this. It's already to the point where if you don't want to divulge personal information, you have to pay more for your goods and services. This will continue. They won't formally exclude you from society if you don't participate in the social credit system - they'll just price you out of it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 12:10 PM (I2dne)

40 Excellent trolling Mr. President. You're still the best. Almost like you were the one who was chosen. Watch the leftists scurrying trying to figure what to say about this.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 22, 2019 12:10 PM (kfcYC)

41 18 @WalshFreedom

On November 8th, I'm voting for Trump.

On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket.

You in?
Posted by: Ha



What lib posted that?
No gun owner refers to his weapons as "musket".


Joe Walsh slipped on a banana peel.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at August 22, 2019 12:10 PM (BRpqW)

42 31
26 Trying to remember. What were the names of the precogs in the movie?
Agatha, Dash (for Dashiell), Arthur (for Conan Doyle), and who else?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2019 12:08 PM (ClOmq)


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It was only the three, and you got 'em all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019

*
*
. . .
I was hoping I'd forgotten a Ngaio or an Ellery.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2019 12:10 PM (ClOmq)

43 Is Trump using the automatic ORANGEMANBAD jujitsu move to get the complete opposite? Maybe he'll even get liberals to start talking about the Bill of Rights.

Posted by: Roy at August 22, 2019 12:10 PM (0yxK0)

44 Trump, you magnificent bastard!

You're going to kill the tech companies by openly weaponizing their creepy monitoring capabilities that they had hoped would be stealthily integrated into government at a much slower pace!!




*At least I hope that is what he's doing, as he did with his "red flag law" tweet to Fredo Cuomo.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 12:10 PM (bDqIh)

45 Darpa Darpa DARPA!!!

Posted by: dananjcon at August 22, 2019 12:10 PM (u6xw0)

46 "Reportedly."

Who, exactly? Name or names.

Until then, this is bullshit.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at August 22, 2019 12:10 PM (TB7HE)

47 Wanna get the Left media to start reporting on Big Tech's intrusive reach. This'll do it.

Posted by: geoffb at August 22, 2019 12:11 PM (zOpu5)

48 Even if true, Trump always says a bunch of things about any given topic while keeping his true intentions private until the right moment.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf?
............

No.. he says a bunch of things and then goes back to the White House where Ivanka and Jared give him a good talking to.. that's when he reverses himself.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 22, 2019 12:11 PM (so+oy)

49 Big Tech's already using this info for a Social Credit system that is way more arbitrary and authoritarian than anything out of China. President Trump is sending a warning to everyone. And I am certainly heeding it.

Posted by: trev006 at August 22, 2019 12:11 PM (oRYBK)

50 Boy am I screwed. Better buy guns now before they implement this.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at August 22, 2019 12:11 PM (RD7QR)

51 By doing this analysis the researcher have think about crime, how to do a crime, and understand the criminal mind. To catch a pre-criminal you have think like a pre-criminal. Which will make you a pre-criminal. So we should be locking up these pere-crime reserchers for their nefarious deeds.

Posted by: Minuteman at August 22, 2019 12:12 PM (YXduM)

52 I don't think I will ever be able to trust an analysis program that uses Al Gore rhythms.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2019 12:12 PM (mvenn)

53 I was hoping I'd forgotten a Ngaio or an Ellery.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2019 12:10 PM (ClOmq)

Imagine how that story would feel if their names were Comey, Brennan, and Clapper.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 22, 2019 12:12 PM (Kpl3J)

54 Trying to remember. What were the names of the precogs in the movie? Agatha, Dash (for Dashiell), Arthur (for Conan Doyle), and who else?

I'm going to have to remember these name to properly name the projects.

Sad to say this folks, but I'm working with a company Right Now that uses IoT devices to collect information to provide analytics to police, fire and EMT.

In the belly of the beast.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 22, 2019 12:12 PM (lD3vL)

55 45
Darpa Darpa DARPA!!!

darpa and darpa! what is darpa?

Posted by: Kara at August 22, 2019 12:12 PM (sGtp+)

56 Why on the world would PDJT trust these leftist manipulators when we now have very solid evidence of their interference for Hillary in the 2016 election?
Here's the MRC on Dr. Robert Epstein and Google manipulating search results for HRC: https://bit.ly/2TVBSQw

Google is evil and must be destroyed.

Posted by: motionview at August 22, 2019 12:12 PM (pYQR/)

57 Trump considers a lot of things. The best part of this game is watching leftists react to his statements, and their inevitable self-inflicted stab wounds which follow.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at August 22, 2019 12:12 PM (E6u0J)

58 Someone needs to engage in a pants-wetting internet panic over something that someone says another person said.

Are their any volunteers from the Horde to provide the proper Wailing of Doom? It isn't the Horde without the Wailing. And the Doom.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet - Official Distributor for the Old Appalachian Wrath Shop at August 22, 2019 12:12 PM (hLRSq)

59 I can see it now:

Old and busted: "Don't like it - fitbit/apple watches/Alexa/Google home - don't buy it!"

New hotness: "What do you mean you don't want an Alexa/Google Home controlled appliance? We no longer stock non-'smart' appliances."

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 12:12 PM (bDqIh)

60 I don't think I will ever be able to trust an analysis program that uses Al Gore rhythms.

It's the seventh chakra that gets you right?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2019 12:13 PM (IOhkL)

61 Philip K. Dick was unavailable for comment.

Posted by: PDK at August 22, 2019 12:13 PM (WmDeq)

62 looks like it will disparately impact the leftie set here in the states

Posted by: bored383 at August 22, 2019 12:13 PM (zJ4nO)

63 slippery slope once the progs control the definitions (which will take less than 5 minutes).

Posted by: henry at August 22, 2019 12:13 PM (JMDly)

64 I've lusted in my heart for filthy lucre. Many, many times.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at August 22, 2019 12:13 PM (hjaPQ)

65 gee. precrime is great. Why are you republicans so pro-crime.

Of course, pre-crime CANNOT use race or, ahem, religion as a criteria. Or any other status indicator the DNC voter base requires you to ignore.

Posted by: DNC/MEDIA at August 22, 2019 12:14 PM (JziUy)

66 Boy am I screwed. Better buy guns now before they implement this.
Posted by: joncelli

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Your comment has been logged. Thank you.

Posted by: Big Brother at August 22, 2019 12:14 PM (so+oy)

67 Good. Quickest way to get all the libs on board to broadcast the dangers of Big Tech surveillance and censorship!!!!

Posted by: ... at August 22, 2019 12:14 PM (xoUv9)

68 Old & busted: Your right to swing your fist ends at my nose.

New & trending: Your right to swing your fist ends when your brain sends nerve impulses to the muscles of your forearm preparing to make a fist.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2019 12:14 PM (mvenn)

69 64
I've lusted in my heart for filthy lucre. Many, many times.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at August 22, 2019

*
*
. . .

Cute name, Lucre. Was she a redhead or a brunette?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2019 12:14 PM (ClOmq)

70 No.. he says a bunch of things and then goes back to the White House where Ivanka and Jared give him a good talking to.. that's when he reverses himself.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 22, 2019 12:11 PM (so+oy)

I think you're giving those 2 too much credit....I've read some of their ideas.

Posted by: BignJames at August 22, 2019 12:14 PM (ykq7q)

71 @WalshFreedom



On November 8th, I'm voting for Trump.



On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket.



You in?

Posted by: Ha







What lib posted that?

No gun owner refers to his weapons as "musket".

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2019 12:08 PM (/c+/z)




Phony ass conservative Joe Walsh (not the James Gang one). He's the modern day Morton Downey Jr. and now Mr. Super Duper Conservative is running in the Republican primary because OrangeManBad

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 22, 2019 12:14 PM (K1BOu)

72 Philip K. Dick was unavailable for comment.
Posted by: PDK at August 22, 2019 12:13 PM (WmDeq)
++++++++++
They can ask the animatronic version that someone built. It struck me as deeply ironic. PKD clearly had huge anxiety (and possibly terror) about simulacra, and somebody built a simulacrum of ... him.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 12:14 PM (I2dne)

73 Darpa?

That's the Joo weather controlling machine yeah?

Posted by: Joke Bidet at August 22, 2019 12:14 PM (BRpqW)

74 >>Wanna get the Left media to start reporting on Big Tech's intrusive reach. This'll do it.



YUP

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 12:15 PM (bDqIh)

75 It's Trump's game. Keep in mind how it is played.

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 22, 2019 12:15 PM (RuIsu)

76 And that's why they're putting Alexa in your forks and spoons.

Posted by: Hikaru (Allie) at August 22, 2019 12:15 PM (fJ1PK)

77 Hair Status:

[. ] - Lit

[X] - Unlit

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama-Butcher at August 22, 2019 12:15 PM (9o8i9)

78 We're gonna need a bigger prison.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2019 12:15 PM (mvenn)

79 76 And that's why they're putting Alexa in your forks and spoons.
Posted by: Hikaru (Allie) at August 22, 2019 12:15 PM (fJ1PK)

I can eat with my hands.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at August 22, 2019 12:15 PM (k76MH)

80 Trump has his susceptibilities. He's not perfect. But he does learn. He often floats trial balloons, and that's what this could be.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at August 22, 2019 12:15 PM (H8QX8)

81 Very unoriginal comment @47 Geoffb!!!!

Posted by: ... at August 22, 2019 12:16 PM (xoUv9)

82 Trump considers a lot of things. The best part of this game is watching leftists react to his statements, and their inevitable self-inflicted stab wounds which follow.
Posted by: Anonymous 7 at August 22, 2019 12:12 PM (E6u0J)

*sets down lighter and can of Aqua Net*

thanks for that. I need to remember this every time a new Worst Thing Ever happens.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 22, 2019 12:16 PM (xPJvm)

83 That bothers some people, it doesn't really bother me.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 22, 2019 12:09 PM (Kpl3J)


It doesn't bother me because before the internet people were having all sorts of random thoughts and ideas, totally off the wall and wacky. But you never knew about those because communications was what it was. Now, with the ability to send every random thought an individual has to everyone all day, people need to re-learn that musing is just that.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet - Official Distributor for the Old Appalachian Wrath Shop at August 22, 2019 12:16 PM (hLRSq)

84 Maybe instead of this pre-crime nonsense we could institutionalize the severely mentally ill? The 'homeless' crack addicts shitting their pant and terrorizing neighborhoods? The hopeless nutters wandering the streets who refuse shelter because the squirrels want them nearby?

Posted by: motionview at August 22, 2019 12:16 PM (pYQR/)

85 Awful ideas like this are great if it encourages people to get offline and guard their privacy.

My fear of course is that, outside of black markets, one soon won't be able to function -- perhaps be prevented from any normal transactions, even in acquiring food -- if one is not online and tracked, with the full sanction of the government/corporate oligarchs.

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 22, 2019 12:16 PM (WqPYg)

86 22 It's from the National Laughingstock, so I assume it's a lie.

Even if true, Trump always says a bunch of things about any given topic while keeping his true intentions private until the right moment.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at August 22, 2019 12:08 PM (k76MH)

Yes, this here. Trump thinks out loud. He's one of those people whose first utterance on a subject is not definitive and is probably just a musing. If they really care about a subject people who think out loud will say a bunch of things about it, sometimes contradictory things, but that's just because they're talking out the pros and cons. With people like that you learn to wait until they state that they have made a definitive statement on a subject before you take their words literally.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at August 22, 2019 12:16 PM (RD7QR)

87 58
Someone needs to engage in a pants-wetting internet panic over something that someone says another person said.


It's a Wapo link, so you know it's trustworthy stuff. Anyway, pants-wetting shows a lack of commitment on your part, kulak. If you aren't soiling yourself, you're an enemy.

Posted by: pep at August 22, 2019 12:16 PM (T6t7i)

88 37 A second look at primitive Anabaptism?

Worse - a staff like the Huffpo will be the "elders."

Posted by: Wendy at August 22, 2019 12:16 PM (bpemY)

89 Actually, this is brilliant. Make those companies refuse and then the public realizes they've got the data, but that they only give it to Democrats.

Posted by: t-bird at August 22, 2019 12:16 PM (TQyCa)

90 Trump is the master of using a laser pointer

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2019 12:16 PM (IOhkL)

91 It's multi-dimensional chess.

Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always says it's multi-dimensional chess... at August 22, 2019 12:17 PM (vtcmf)

92 "Trump reportedly considering...."

How many times have we read this line of shit in the news?

Trump is probably considering arresting his opponents. He is probably considering assassinating George Soros and the Clintons and a whole bunch of other people.Trump is probably considering nuking China and North Korea.

He is probably considering a lot of things. And probably dismissing those things just as fast as they pop in his head.

More stupid, baseless, irresponsible reporting. Fuck these people.

Posted by: Peter Ian Staker at August 22, 2019 12:17 PM (hg3pQ)

93 I guarantee that within 20 years everything ever put on the internet (including these comments) will be able to be traced to a specific person/IP address quickly and easily by just about anyone.

Privacy died a long time ago, we just haven't realized it yet.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 22, 2019 12:17 PM (tVQUs)

94 Trust us!

Posted by: Wapo at August 22, 2019 12:17 PM (MAstk)

95 So, when do they arrive to arrest the Morons for (self) Rape?

Posted by: garrett at August 22, 2019 12:17 PM (hHdnq)

96 Did we just lose a few comments?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2019 12:18 PM (IOhkL)

97 I had a phone call, a followup from my cardiologist. Any hospitalizations after the surgery, etc etc, then they launched into a 'how tech savy are you' list of ??. Smart phone, have you ever installed an app on it, do you have 'smart speakers at home, Alexis, Siri'? Invite big brother in, RUFKM? The caller understood my point but still, what's THAT got to do with a medical followup?

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at August 22, 2019 12:18 PM (T9rmq)

98 . I think when he gets bored for 10 seconds he likes to start popping off with whatever random thoughts jump into his head
Posted by: Tom Servo
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Trump is about as "random" as Chinese arithmetic.

Posted by: ... at August 22, 2019 12:18 PM (xoUv9)

99 "The fucking FIB had advance warning on the Boston assholes, the Orlando asshole, etc... Nothing done"Posted by: CSMBigBird

right ... the "conspiracy theory" is they want more terror so they can make the NSA spy program completely legal. They spy on everyone now ... but it is illegal. 100 School shooting warnings were ignored ... cops stayed outside ... "hurray", a win for gun control DeepStaters.


Now hopefully, by Trump expressing a favorable view of MindReading and ThoughtCrime ... the left will be forced to come out against it. At the least the public should become outraged about it as it makes a news cycle. But it is getting hard to tell if it is 13 level chess, or DeepState getting its way. tick tock

Posted by: illiniwek at August 22, 2019 12:18 PM (Cus5s)

100 NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Let me repeat not just no but HECK NO!

Posted by: Kenny The G from AZ at August 22, 2019 12:18 PM (BQw5W)

101 12
Having never used Facebook or Twitter or Insta-whatever, etc., they'll
just make the assumption I must be an antisocial, twisted weirdo and
deny me my rights.

Posted by: kathysaysso at August 22, 2019 12:07 PM (vkS2Z)

======

You will have to "opt-in" to the matrix to secure your "rights" ...

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 22, 2019 12:18 PM (WqPYg)

102 96 Did we just lose a few comments?
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2019 12:18 PM (IOhkL)

Wasn't me.

Posted by: Thanos at August 22, 2019 12:18 PM (k76MH)

103 Since almost all bad shooters are liberals - BLM, antifa, gang members, drug dealers, environuts, etc why not just ban liberals from owning guns?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 22, 2019 12:18 PM (3cfl2)

104 Darpa?? Never did trust them Indian mystics.

Posted by: dananjcon at August 22, 2019 12:19 PM (u6xw0)

105 NEW: Razor brand Gillette says it is "shifting the spotlight from social issues to local heroes" after an ad attacking "toxic masculinity" caused a massive consumer backlash costing the company $8 BILLION. 


Whoa! Who couldda seen that coming?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 22, 2019 12:19 PM (XsMon)

106 I had a phone call, a followup from my cardiologist. Any hospitalizations after the surgery, etc etc, then they launched into a 'how tech savy are you' list of ??. Smart phone, have you ever installed an app on it, do you have 'smart speakers at home, Alexis, Siri'? Invite big brother in, RUFKM? The caller understood my point but still, what's THAT got to do with a medical followup?
Posted by: zeera Moron Author at August 22, 2019 12:18 PM (T9rmq)
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Your insurance company would love to buy your "anonymized" data from Big Tech.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 12:19 PM (I2dne)

107 96 Did we just lose a few comments?
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No, only comments that never existed.

Posted by: Bob at NSA at August 22, 2019 12:19 PM (hjaPQ)

108 It is interesting that he's floating this about a week after it came out that facebook was having subscriber conversations transcribed, despite testifying to Congress that they did no such thing.

Trump is a sly one, so it's conceivable that this is his way of making the conversation about how much these companies have been lying and manipulating people already re: recording behavior, conversations.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 12:19 PM (bDqIh)

109 Muldoon,

You are a treasure. Thank you for sharing your time and humor with us.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 22, 2019 12:19 PM (+ugqD)

110 Well, this is a terrible idea. I hope that this is also a feint.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 22, 2019 12:19 PM (AzW6q)

111 Even if true, Trump always says a bunch of things about any given topic
while keeping his true intentions private until the right moment.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at August 22, 2019 12:08 PM (k76MH)


Exactly. It's chaff, designed to lure the left away so they miss what he's really planning.

Posted by: pep at August 22, 2019 12:19 PM (T6t7i)

112 ...also, you want to stop the mass shootings? You use *us* to store your data. Huh, they have to refuse.

Posted by: t-bird at August 22, 2019 12:20 PM (n6bs1)

113 Willowed from the last thread:

254 I still remember my first day of kindergarten. I thought I was getting a raw deal.
Posted by: Weasel at August 22, 2019

*
*
. . .

I didn't do kindergarten, but in first grade, when several kids were called by name and got up and left, I thought they were getting to go outside to play. Later I realized they were last year's first-graders being called to their new second-grade classroom.


I used that experience in my short story "Dead in First Grade" (as by "P.L. Sundeson") that appears in this new anthology: https://tinyurl.com/y57m8z27


(Note that I mention it here only because the editor, Oren Litwin, posted here some months back requesting submissions, and that was how I heard about the anthology.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2019 12:20 PM (ClOmq)

114 NEW: Razor brand Gillette says it is "shifting the spotlight from social issues to local heroes" after an ad attacking "toxic masculinity" caused a massive consumer backlash costing the company $8 BILLION.
-
Whoa! Who couldda seen that coming?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 22, 2019 12:19 PM (XsMon)
+++++++++++
The first new ad spot is a snapshot biography of me.

Posted by: Jessica Yaniv at August 22, 2019 12:20 PM (I2dne)

115 Happy Day After Hump Day, fellow comrades.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 12:20 PM (ptqGC)

116 OT: Anyone remember the DC madam from ten years ago who also had a black book full of names who also committed "suicide?"

Posted by: Augustine at August 22, 2019 12:21 PM (BDZWU)

117 103
I could do with banning them from Earths surface. Deport them to Jupiter.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 22, 2019 12:21 PM (67teE)

118 Darpa Darpa DARPA!!!

darpa and darpa! what is darpa?
Posted by: Kara at August 22, 2019 12:12 PM (sGtp+)

Defense Advanced Research Products Agency

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DARPA

Posted by: Monty James at August 22, 2019 12:21 PM (Zqz9o)

119 More stupid, baseless, irresponsible reporting. Fuck these people.
Posted by: Peter Ian Staker at August 22, 2019 12:17 PM (hg3pQ)

They're incapable of learning from their mistakes or changing. Absolutely unregenerate. How interesting that they boast of intelligence, sophistication, nuance. They carry on like the dumbest dumbf*cks that ever afflicted humanity.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at August 22, 2019 12:21 PM (H8QX8)

120 105
NEW: Razor brand Gillette says it is "shifting the spotlight from social
issues to local heroes" after an ad attacking "toxic masculinity"
caused a massive consumer backlash costing the company $8 BILLION


Yeah, no. LOLGF.

Posted by: pep at August 22, 2019 12:21 PM (T6t7i)

121 Darpa?

That's the Joo weather controlling machine yeah?
Posted by: Joke Bidet at August 22, 2019 12:14 PM (BRpqW)


Ixnay on the eatherway ontrolcay.

Posted by: The Mossad at August 22, 2019 12:21 PM (ZGrMX)

122 It's from the National Laughingstock, so I assume it's a lie. 

-
I prefer to call it a WaPo Whopper.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 22, 2019 12:21 PM (XsMon)

123 Well, you can't rule over innocent men

PS: While I'm pretty sure the Trump angle to the story is bullshit and the reality is he said something like, "That might be an interesting idea, we'll sure take a look at it." Kinda like how you'd say the same thing to the crackpot who's trapped you at a party going on about the lizard people in the moon.
That said, I'm absolutely certain the big tech folks are working on this. And there's a Muslim and/or communist state already placed an order

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at August 22, 2019 12:21 PM (k81AA)

124 I guess no one is going to talk about the role of the media in all this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-D3YoW3Hxg

Posted by: PJ at August 22, 2019 12:21 PM (qlTN9)

125 So- thought crimes litigated by social media companies. What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: Marcus T at August 22, 2019 12:21 PM (wclv0)

126 So, when do they arrive to arrest the Morons for (self) Rape?
Posted by: garrett


"Honest, I was just asking for it!"

Posted by: t-bird at August 22, 2019 12:22 PM (CMq2e)

127 My fear of course is that, outside of black markets, one soon won't be
able to function -- perhaps be prevented from any normal transactions,
even in acquiring food -- if one is not online and tracked, with the
full sanction of the government/corporate oligarchs.
---
Your fear is unwarranted. Join us.

Posted by: 666 RFID credit, Inc. at August 22, 2019 12:22 PM (kOpft)

128 Trump has "Look over there! Squirrel!" down to an art, and the retarded terriers in the press buy it every time.


I won't get upset until I hear more.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 12:22 PM (ptqGC)

129 DARPA DARPA Mohammad jihad!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 22, 2019 12:22 PM (XsMon)

130 it is conceivable the concept could work without bias and only identify true crazies ...


BUT even IF that were true, considering the DeepState bureaucrats would run it (the ones that ran the coup, that got Epstein dead, that change data at NASA to fabricate warming, etc) ... obviously the deplorables would be targets ... especially if they hold to conspiracy theories (i.e. anything embarrassing to fascist DeepState).

Posted by: illiniwek at August 22, 2019 12:22 PM (Cus5s)

131 115 Happy Day After Hump Day, fellow comrades.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 12:20 PM (ptqGC)

Aka Frideve

Posted by: ... at August 22, 2019 12:22 PM (xoUv9)

132 Gillette, LOLGF.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 22, 2019 12:23 PM (67teE)

133 What amuses me is the assumption this wouldn't involve due process. Seriously? You don't think the lawyers will want to get in on it? Giving people their day in court employs three lawyers for the day...

Posted by: Rob Crawford at August 22, 2019 12:23 PM (h4KuI)

134 Pretty sure if you didn't see this type of thing coming, you just weren't trying.

All the massive personal data sharing people have been conned into - from 'ancestry DNA' tests to uploading your physical fitness data to Fitbit...to not believe this would be data mined and used against people at some point is just naive.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 22, 2019 12:23 PM (pUDQf)

135 Lawyers will be replaced by robots.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 22, 2019 12:23 PM (xfb67)

136 11 Pffft. The fucking FIB had advance warning on the Boston assholes, the Orlando asshole, etc... Nothing done.
____________

They had multiple warnings on the 9/11 hijackers too. Did squat.

But we can trust them next time for sure!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 22, 2019 12:23 PM (k4dH2)

137 115 Happy Day After Hump Day, fellow comrades.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 12:20 PM (ptqGC)

Tovarka Jane! Please to give great bear hug!

Posted by: Vlad "the omnivore" Putin at August 22, 2019 12:24 PM (RD7QR)

138 114
NEW: Razor brand Gillette says it is "shifting the spotlight from social
issues to local heroes" after an ad attacking "toxic masculinity"
caused a massive consumer backlash costing the company $8 BILLION.

-

Whoa! Who couldda seen that coming?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 22, 2019

*
*
. . .
Too late. I'm good with my vintage Gillette razors, plus soaps/creams and blades made by other companies.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2019 12:24 PM (ClOmq)

139 *places fresh sticky over camera*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 12:24 PM (ptqGC)

140
NEW: Razor brand Gillette says it is "shifting the spotlight from social
issues to local heroes" after an ad attacking "toxic masculinity"
caused a massive consumer backlash costing the company $8 BILLION




What's this? They care more about filthy evil money over the glorious social justice causes!!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 22, 2019 12:24 PM (K1BOu)

141 Kinda like how you'd say the same thing to the crackpot who's trapped
you at a party going on about the lizard people in the moon.

Pffffft. Lizard people. Everyone knows they're newts.

That said, I'm absolutely certain the big tech folks are working on
this. And there's a Muslim and/or communist state already placed an
order


Not to worry, though. They have a slogan of "do no evil". Yeah, that oughta do it.

Posted by: pep at August 22, 2019 12:24 PM (T6t7i)

142 So- thought crimes litigated by social media companies. What could possibly go wrong?
Posted by: Marcus T at August 22, 2019 12:21 PM (wclv0)
+++++++++
Tone: Sarcastic
Primary Content Assessment: Regressive Ideas
Secondary Content Assessment: Luddite Ideas
Primary Recommendation: Shadowban
Secondary Recommendation: Increase assessment frequency

Posted by: Social Media Thoughtcrime Monitoring Algorithm at August 22, 2019 12:24 PM (I2dne)

143 The proposal is part a larger initiative to establish a new agency called the
Health Advanced Research Projects Agency or HARPA, which would sit inside the Health and Human Services Department....

HARPA would be modeled on DARPA.... The concept was advanced by the Suzanne Wright Foundation, and was first discussed by officials on the Domestic Policy Council and senior White House staffers in June 2017.


"HARPA"

Trump has a close personal relationship with Bob Wright, who founded the Suzanne Wright Foundation after his wife passed away from pancreatic cancer. Wright is the former chair of NBC and was in that job while Trump headlined "The Apprentice."

Wright sees Ivanka Trump as the most effective champion of the proposal and has previously briefed her on HARPA himself, Wright told us.



Ivanka

Posted by: Hands at August 22, 2019 12:24 PM (786Ro)

144 >>My fear of course is that, outside of black markets, one soon won't be able to function -- perhaps be prevented from any normal transactions,
even in acquiring food -- if one is not online and tracked, with the full sanction of the government/corporate oligarchs.




Yeah, that whole "cashless society" thing?
NO. NJNBHN.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 12:24 PM (bDqIh)

145 28 The Dept of Pre-Crime can only be located in Greenland. Obviously.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at August 22, 2019 12:09 PM (hjaPQ)


Or a penal colony drop dead center.
Alcatraz and all that water was pretty good but fading a thousand miles of ice.
That's safe keeping.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 22, 2019 12:24 PM (7cJE3)

146 A Dharma-style program? Should I be worred?

Posted by: t-bird at August 22, 2019 12:25 PM (CMq2e)

147 "NEW: Razor brand Gillette says it is "shifting the spotlight from social issues to local heroes" after an ad attacking "toxic masculinity" caused a massive consumer backlash costing the company $8 BILLION."



This may be the breaking point.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet - Official Distributor for the Old Appalachian Wrath Shop at August 22, 2019 12:25 PM (hLRSq)

148 105
NEW: Razor brand Gillette says it is "shifting the spotlight from social
issues to local heroes" after an ad attacking "toxic masculinity"
caused a massive consumer backlash costing the company $8 BILLION.


Whoa! Who couldda seen that coming?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 22, 2019 12:19 PM (XsMon)
While heartened to see they are (supposedly) focusing on local heroes, they need to be punished more. I hope consumers will continue to avoid their products -- at least until they publicly release a statement with a mea culpa and admission that they screwed up.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 22, 2019 12:25 PM (N39Ws)

149 Trump crumbles the potato ship bag and the press comes running.

Posted by: dananjcon at August 22, 2019 12:25 PM (u6xw0)

150 So I see the obamas, who are just like us folks, are buying a 15 million dollar home in the Hampton's... Yeah... for the little guy that's what they are

Posted by: It's me donna at August 22, 2019 12:25 PM (O2RFr)

151 95 So, when do they arrive to arrest the Morons for (self) Rape?
Posted by: garrett at August 22, 2019 12:17 PM (hHdnq)

That's a thing? Could you draw a diagram?

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at August 22, 2019 12:25 PM (RD7QR)

152 DARPA DARPA Mohammad jihad!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 22, 2019 12:22 PM

Oh! Darpa, Darpa, Darpa...

Posted by: Haji at August 22, 2019 12:25 PM (dkvcO)

153 125 So- thought crimes litigated by social media companies. What could possibly go wrong?
______________

Yeah, and it's just a happy coinkydinky that all the social media companies are far left.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 22, 2019 12:26 PM (k4dH2)

154
What's that song goes give Elizabeth, give Elizabeth your love to me, give Elizabeth your life to me?

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 22, 2019 12:26 PM (St3Xe)

155 NEW: Razor brand Gillette says it is "shifting the spotlight from social issues to local heroes" after an ad attacking "toxic masculinity" caused a massive consumer backlash costing the company $8 BILLION
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Yooo-hooo! Mr. Gillette--we're ready for our close-ups now!

Posted by: Trannies Doing Story Hour at August 22, 2019 12:26 PM (hjaPQ)

156 WaPo article. So definitely crap. Seems based solely on the fact that Trump is friends with one of the guys that wants to push it. And that's apparently all it is. They presented a proposal at the White House, apparently something they also did in 2017. A "source" said Trump "reacted positively."


"OMG TRUMP HAS SOLD US OUT!!!" Part 3,257

Posted by: Buzzion at August 22, 2019 12:26 PM (yMjSg)

157 *places fresh sticky over camera*
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 12:24 PM (ptqGC)

I can still make out your shadow.

Posted by: Jane's Computer at August 22, 2019 12:26 PM (tVQUs)

158 99 "The fucking FIB had advance warning on the Boston assholes, the Orlando asshole, etc... Nothing done"Posted by: CSMBigBird

---

we can't precrime criminals...that'd be insensitive.

Posted by: DNC/MEDIA at August 22, 2019 12:26 PM (JziUy)

159 Muldoon,

You are a treasure.



**********

Explains why my parents were always trying to bury me in the backyard.


(Merely kidding. Actually, thanks. I appreciate it.)

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2019 12:26 PM (mvenn)

160 Trump Today: Big Tech Is Evil!!

Trump Tomorrow: Hey I know, let's give big tech the ability to dictate who owns a gun and who doesn't

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 12:27 PM (FiUMj)

161
Ideas like this are bad under normal circumstances, as they obviate due process to a greater or lesser degree, depending on implementation.

In a situation such as our current one the problem is further compounded.

When only a select group of people have legal rights, and the rest are at the mercy of an entirely corrupted and politically weaponized judiciary, it's a recipe for total oppression.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 22, 2019 12:27 PM (AzW6q)

162 As a start, consider using Brave as your web browser (does not track and built by Brendan Eich, developer of JavaScript and founder of Mozilla, un-personned for contributing to Prop and Duck-Duck-Go as your search engine (doesn't track or store personal information).

Posted by: motionview at August 22, 2019 12:27 PM (pYQR/)

163 20 years or so ago Savage Arms was bankrupt and on the ropes. Recently it was sold for 140 million dollars IIRC. Not a bad comeback.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 22, 2019 12:27 PM (67teE)

164 Yeah, that whole "cashless society" thing?
NO. NJNBHN.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 12:24 PM (bDqIh)
++++++++++
The "cashless society" worries me because so many parties want it. The State wants it to track everything you do and ensure compliance and simplify punishment.

The finance industry and central bankers (and others, but mostly them) want it because it will enable near-perfect theft should they need it. "Negative interest rates" because money just exits the banking system. If people think a "bail in" is going to happen, they run the bank. Eliminating that pesky cash eliminates that risk and they can steal what they want.

Big Tech wants it because they want all of your data about everything, and cash is largely private. They hate privacy.

If there's something that Big State, Big Finance and Big Tech *all* want, it is a serious cause for concern.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 12:27 PM (I2dne)

165 Another "leak" from the White House? A planned leak?

Posted by: It's me donna at August 22, 2019 12:28 PM (O2RFr)

166 Well if thats true then I'm going to jail.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 22, 2019 12:28 PM (Zv1X1)

167 I'm torn on this one. On the one hand, I'm a gun owner and NRA member. On the other hand, I've had to deal with a family member who is mentally ill. Frankly, it would have been the height of irresponsibility for us to have kept a gun in the house while our family member was floridly ill. Although we take all the usual precautions (locked safe, breech locks, etc.), this person is intelligent, was inclined to violence, and sooner or later would have figured out how to lay hands on the firearms - and a tragedy would have resulted. (I should add that this family member, thanks to modern medications and a really good psychiatrist, and a lot of prayer, is doing very well now - thank God.) I have no problem with denying firearms to persons who are diagnosed as mentally ill, just as we deny driver's licenses to persons are known to be seizure-prone. Further (and perhaps I'm over-reacting, based on my experience) I think that no firearms should be in the households of such people; and if that means that mom or dad have to store their firearms at the gun club or in a secured storage facility, so be it. However, policing social media for "signs" of impending violence (determined how? defined by whom? using what criteria?) strikes me as being of very limited usefulness, while both chilling free speech and creating a tool for harassment of person who exercise their legal right of gun-ownership.

Posted by: Brown Line at August 22, 2019 12:28 PM (S6ArX)

168 "They" will give MindReaderAp a trial run and drag in a couple hundred true crazies to win support. Once it is etched in bureaucratic stone ... any effective/influential deplorable will be hauled off and fake stories planted. The masses will cheer ... "give us Barabbas".

Posted by: illiniwek at August 22, 2019 12:28 PM (Cus5s)

169 A Dharma-style program? Should I be worred?
Posted by: t-bird at August 22, 2019 12:25 PM

Maybe a little.

Posted by: Greg at August 22, 2019 12:28 PM (dkvcO)

170
HARPA would be modeled on DARPA....


It's remarkable. Everybody who wants government money thinks that sticking ARPA on their name makes them sound all sciency and cutting edge and DARPA's equivalent. I'm waiting for the BWSARPA. (bitter women's studies)

Posted by: pep at August 22, 2019 12:29 PM (T6t7i)

171 "Considering" means that someone brought it up. They keep doing this.
Posted by: dagny at August 22, 2019 12:07 PM (nRWPy)
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I endorse that take.

Posted by: Axeman at August 22, 2019 12:29 PM (DuZls)

172 Hmmm. Why would the WaPo, and Tracey, emphasize this tech for fingering the undesirables, when the Suzanne Wright Foundation's emphasis is on early detection of pancreatic cancer? Go figure.

Posted by: Hands at August 22, 2019 12:29 PM (786Ro)

173 waiting for Dems to denounce domestic surveillance and uphold privacy rights

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at August 22, 2019 12:29 PM (+72t1)

174 Trump just shoots the shit sometimes. My advice is always to ignore what he says and pay attention to what he does.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at August 22, 2019 12:29 PM (65t2o)

175 NEW: Razor brand Gillette says it is "shifting the spotlight from social issues to local heroes" after an ad attacking "toxic masculinity" caused a massive consumer backlash costing the company $8 BILLION."

---

lolgf

Posted by: DNC/MEDIA at August 22, 2019 12:29 PM (JziUy)

176 Our local PD is asking residents to voluntarily submit your contact info if you have security cameras. You would "only" be contacted if a crime happened around your location and would allow them to come ask for copies of the video.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 22, 2019 12:30 PM (N39Ws)

177 135
Lawyers will be replaced by robots.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 22, 2019 12:23 PM (xfb67)


========


Well, there goes Congress ...

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 22, 2019 12:30 PM (WqPYg)

178 Darpa Darpa DARPA!!!

darpa and darpa! what is darpa?
Posted by: Kara at August 22, 2019 12:12 PM (sGtp+)

Defense Advanced Research Products Agency

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DARPA
Posted by: Monty James

............

yeah.. Al Gore invented the internet with them..

Posted by: Big Brother at August 22, 2019 12:30 PM (so+oy)

179 Like the red flag laws, and the campus kangaroo courts/#BelieveAllWOmen stuff, this would continue the erosion of the very important assumption of innocence until proven guilty. I hate that this idea is even being floated as chum for the MSM/gun-grabbers.

"Our DARPA system thingy says you're a pre-criminal, prove you're not harboring criminal thoughts and making plans!"

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 12:30 PM (bDqIh)

180 "a new agency called the Health Advanced Research Projects Agency "

How about "Organization" instead if "Agency"?

Posted by: Rob Crawford at August 22, 2019 12:30 PM (h4KuI)

181 If its Bezo's Blog (WaPo) reporting it, I am not believing it.

Its more like leftist wishcasting and using it to try to separate Trump from his base.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado) at August 22, 2019 12:30 PM (a+VkE)

182 Also, Gillette, LOLGF. Get woke, go broke.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at August 22, 2019 12:30 PM (65t2o)

183 I hope consumers will continue to avoid their products -- at least until
they publicly release a statement with a mea culpa and admission that
they screwed up.


Nope, I'm done with them. Way to set yourselves on fire, you douches.

Posted by: pep at August 22, 2019 12:30 PM (T6t7i)

184 NEW: Razor brand Gillette says it is "shifting the spotlight from social issues to local heroes" after an ad attacking "toxic masculinity" caused a massive consumer backlash costing the company $8 BILLION."

----

this is sad, we should raise awareness of Free The Bid which helped Gillette raise consciousness of the issues of evil white men so that they can spread their talents to other global corporate behemoths.

Posted by: DNC/MEDIA at August 22, 2019 12:30 PM (JziUy)

185 The "cashless society" worries me because so many parties want it. The State wants it to track everything you do and ensure compliance and simplify punishment.

The finance industry and central bankers (and others, but mostly them) want it because it will enable near-perfect theft should they need it. "Negative interest rates" because money just exits the banking system. If people think a "bail in" is going to happen, they run the bank. Eliminating that pesky cash eliminates that risk and they can steal what they want.

Big Tech wants it because they want all of your data about everything, and cash is largely private. They hate privacy.

If there's something that Big State, Big Finance and Big Tech *all* want, it is a serious cause for concern.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 12:27 PM (I2dne)

If you need privacy to buy something, chances are you're doing something illegal with it.

Posted by: Logic of Tomorrow at August 22, 2019 12:30 PM (tVQUs)

186 "Happy Day After Hump Day, fellow comrades."
AKA, Friday Eve.

Posted by: Brown Line at August 22, 2019 12:31 PM (S6ArX)

187 145
28 The Dept of Pre-Crime can only be located in Greenland. Obviously.


Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at August 22, 2019 12:09 PM (hjaPQ)



Or a penal colony drop dead center.

Alcatraz and all that water was pretty good but fading a thousand miles of ice.

That's safe keeping.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 22, 2019

*
*
. . .
Put it on one of Jupiter's moons. It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2019 12:31 PM (ClOmq)

188 New Gillette commercial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6cyy_rziuk

Posted by: Braenyard at August 22, 2019 12:31 PM (7cJE3)

189 162 As a start, consider using Brave as your web browser (does not track and built by Brendan Eich, developer of JavaScript and founder of Mozilla, un-personned for contributing to Prop and Duck-Duck-Go as your search engine (doesn't track or store personal information).
Posted by: motionview

-----

Analysis:

Smart move [x]

At work (monstrous, overreaching international bank) we were expressly forbidden from using Brave and DDG for just those very reasons. Most of us took that to mean they were reasonably effective. LOL

Posted by: Tonypete at August 22, 2019 12:31 PM (Y4EXg)

190 Our local PD is asking residents to voluntarily submit your contact info if you have security cameras. You would "only" be contacted if a crime happened around your location and would allow them to come ask for copies of the video.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed
.........

Sounds innocent enough on the face of it..

What could go wrong????

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 22, 2019 12:31 PM (so+oy)

191 163
20 years or so ago Savage Arms was bankrupt and on the ropes. Recently
it was sold for 140 million dollars IIRC. Not a bad comeback.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 22, 2019 12:27 PM (67teE)
I have a bolt action .22 of theirs. Love their accutrigger.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 22, 2019 12:31 PM (N39Ws)

192 139
*places fresh sticky over camera*


Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 12:24 PM (ptqGC)

======


"lol get recorded" -- your microphone

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 22, 2019 12:32 PM (WqPYg)

193 "a new agency called the Health Advanced Research Projects Agency "

How about "Organization" instead if "Agency"?
Posted by: Rob Crawford



I'm against it!
-- G.R.O.U.C.H.O.

Posted by: Hands at August 22, 2019 12:32 PM (786Ro)

194 The Gillette thing makes me reaffirm my questioning of how much of these "woke" movie numbers are being fudged.


Much easier to play around with movie numbers than razor numbers.

Posted by: ... at August 22, 2019 12:32 PM (xoUv9)

195 Trump joked about trading Puerto Rico for Greenland.

https://tinyurl.com/yxwghkqm

The man is a genius.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 22, 2019 12:32 PM (ZLI7S)

196 Gillette says it was totally worth 8 billion to feel good about themselves and also do some Jake virtue signaling. Fuck those customers who might disagree.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 22, 2019 12:32 PM (67teE)

197 DARPA DARPA Mohammed jihad!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 22, 2019 12:32 PM (NWiLs)

198 In the belly of the beast.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 22, 2019 12:12 PM (lD3vL

You rang?

Posted by: IntheBellyoftheBeast at August 22, 2019 12:32 PM (6ACWt)

199 local heroes" after an ad attacking "toxic masculinity" caused a massive consumer backlash costing the company $8 BILLION.
...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 22, 2019 12:19 PM (XsMon)
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Also, snark aside, I am glad to see this. We now have two examples on differing sides of the divide. Nike has held up reasonably well, Gillette seems to not have.

The key difference is probably size and type of market. Ladies buy razors, of course, but Gillette is a company that largely serves men. They spat in the face of what is basically their only market. Nike only shat on part of their market and probably scored points in other parts.

Notable, though, is that Nike didn't exactly surge - it just didn't lose its ass.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 12:32 PM (I2dne)

200
20 years or so ago Savage Arms was bankrupt and on the ropes. Recently
it was sold for 140 million dollars IIRC. Not a bad comeback.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 22, 2019 12:27 PM (67teE)
I have a bolt action .22 of theirs. Love their accutrigger.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 22, 2019 12:31 PM (N39Ws)
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For out-of-the-box accuracy, Savage is hard to beat.

Posted by: Weasel at August 22, 2019 12:33 PM (MVjcR)

201 If this has any actual origin in Trump's thoughts. I'm thinking that this is the same thing that allows him to ask "Why have nuclear weapons if you're not going to use them?"

He's not afraid to ask questions. He's not afraid to think outside the box. He's not afraid to level-set to see exactly what principles are involved.

He talked about red-flagging. He didn't end up liking red-flagging once the issues became clear to him.

I think this is ultimately why Trump has fallen into the "conservative" spectrum. Conservatives don't believe the point of words is to have violent emotional reactions over their associations.

Posted by: Axeman at August 22, 2019 12:33 PM (DuZls)

202 They're incapable of learning from their mistakes or
changing. Absolutely unregenerate. How interesting that they boast of
intelligence, sophistication, nuance. They carry on like the dumbest dumbf*cks that ever afflicted humanity.--

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice


One of the strangest aspects of this is to witness the bizarre myopia that occurs as leftist ideology consumes a person, for it blinds as it grows.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at August 22, 2019 12:33 PM (E6u0J)

203 Brown line

You make several good points, and kudos to
You and your family for taking responsibility for your family member.

It is not the responsibility of the federal government to determine who should and should not own or have access to a firearm.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 22, 2019 12:33 PM (+ugqD)

204 Pre-crime doesn't mean "destined to commit a crime". It means "before being a crime", which when you get right down to it is, how shall I say...

..."NOT A CRIME".

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2019 12:33 PM (mvenn)

205 "If you need privacy to buy something, chances are you're doing something illegal with it."

I know this was meant sarcastically, but a counter-example: prostitution is legal in Britain, but they only accept cash.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at August 22, 2019 12:33 PM (h4KuI)

206 Don't want Puerto Rico or Greenland. Gonna tip any day now.

Posted by: Hank Johnson at August 22, 2019 12:33 PM (vtcmf)

207 Hey Gillette! Did you publicly fire that ad agency? Did you fire or demote the executive who approved that campaign? Or the executive who defended the $8 billion dollar write-down?

No? Then yeah, LOLGF.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at August 22, 2019 12:33 PM (sN9mD)

208 142 So- thought crimes litigated by social media companies. What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: Marcus T at August 22, 2019 12:21 PM (wclv0)

+++++++++

Tone: Sarcastic
Primary Content Assessment: Regressive Ideas
Secondary Content Assessment: Luddite Ideas
Primary Recommendation: Shadowban
Secondary Recommendation: Increase assessment frequency

Posted by: Social Media Thoughtcrime Monitoring Algorithm at August 22, 2019 12:24 PM (I2dne)


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Extenuating Circumstance: White MalePenalty: Death

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 22, 2019 12:34 PM (WqPYg)

209 If you need privacy to buy something, chances are you're doing something illegal with it.
Posted by: Logic of Tomorrow at August 22, 2019 12:30 PM (tVQUs)
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Indeed. If you're not guilty, why are you being so defensive?

Posted by: Logic of Tomorrow, Yesterday at August 22, 2019 12:34 PM (I2dne)

210 So I see the obamas, who are just like us folks, are
buying a 15 million dollar home in the Hampton's... Yeah... for the
little guy that's what they are

Posted by: It's me donna at August 22, 2019 12:25 PM (O2RFr)


At some point you have enough homes, right Bernie?

Barry probably wants to hook up with Dahn LeMon.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 12:34 PM (ptqGC)

211 Sorry. Google Home is down. Please come back later.

Posted by: guy trying to get in his house at August 22, 2019 12:34 PM (v0R5T)

212 ...shifty eyes....

Posted by: IntheBellyoftheBeast at August 22, 2019 12:34 PM (6ACWt)

213 Off sock.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at August 22, 2019 12:34 PM (k76MH)

214 we can't precrime criminals...that'd be insensitive.
______________

Not "criminals" but "justice-involved individuals."

We wouldn't want to hurt anybody's feeeeelz by calling them criminals!

Posted by: California at August 22, 2019 12:34 PM (k4dH2)

215 It's great that Savage is now doing well. They deserve it.

Not too sure about the future of Remington lately, though.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at August 22, 2019 12:35 PM (hjaPQ)

216

Kathleen Blanco is mortadell?

Hurricane Katrina, if that rings your bell.

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 22, 2019 12:35 PM (St3Xe)

217 I wouldn't run around with my hair on fire, yet. Pretty sure President Trump is talking about key-word searches.

Almost invariably, we have a non-gangster mass shooting and it is later revealed that the shooter was posting stuff like, "I'm gonna [violent act] somebody" on social media and people have reported threatening behavior that was ignored by the authorities.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at August 22, 2019 12:35 PM (YQ4mh)

218 196
Gillette says it was totally worth 8 billion to feel good about
themselves and also do some Jake virtue signaling. Fuck those customers
who might disagree.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 22, 2019 12:32 PM (67teE)
I'd bet there is more than one significant stock holder who would beg to differ. Fiduciary responsibility, etc.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 22, 2019 12:35 PM (N39Ws)

219 Helloooooo nurse!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 22, 2019 12:35 PM (NWiLs)

220 It is not the responsibility of the federal government to determine who should and should not own or have access to a firearm.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 22, 2019 12:33 PM (+ugqD)

Correct, it's our responsibility.

Posted by: Private Monopolies in Silicon Valley at August 22, 2019 12:35 PM (tVQUs)

221 191. Me too but before accutrigger was available. I am handy with file and stone, so my trigger breaks at 2 pounds like a glass rod. Zero creep.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 22, 2019 12:35 PM (67teE)

222

Is "mayor" Nagin mort yet?

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 22, 2019 12:36 PM (St3Xe)

223 Why do minorities want gun control? Hmm.

Black men murdered with guns at alarming rates (by black men) gratuitously glorified in music videos.
Hispanics facing gun violence from MS-13 and similar type gangs.
White people faced with gun owners competing at the range or hunting during the season yes and the prospect of infrequent domestic violence.
Who is mostly hurt by guns? The ones who want gun control I bet.

Posted by: Actually inside the beltway at August 22, 2019 12:36 PM (ldXWf)

224 Tiana Reid, a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in English who signed the letter, said in an email that she's "not particularly worried about my future place in the academy as I have never expected the university offer any kind of refuge or even knowledge. Sure I hope I get some kind of a job," she said, "but I say that with the opinion that all work under capitalism sucks."

Posted by: SMOD at August 22, 2019 12:36 PM (3aI0K)

225 We wouldn't want to hurt anybody's feeeeelz by calling them criminals!

Posted by: California at August 22, 2019 12:34 PM (k4dH2)


Dear escaping Californians: You're welcome to coastal GA, SC, etc. But leave your damned liberal politics in the state you fled from.

Thank you.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 12:36 PM (ptqGC)

226 Indeed. If you're not guilty, why are you being so defensive?
Posted by: Logic of Tomorrow, Yesterday at August 22, 2019 12:34 PM (I2dne)

---------

If you are innocent, as you so proclaim, then you should submit to questioning by Bob Mueller. If you don't, you are likely guilty.

Posted by: Logic of Trey Gowdy's Ridiculous Hair at August 22, 2019 12:36 PM (AzW6q)

227 I'm glad to see that Gillette got the GF part of LOLGF.

Posted by: Axeman at August 22, 2019 12:36 PM (DuZls)

228 You're only allowed to precrime certain crimes. Just like profiling.

Posted by: ... at August 22, 2019 12:37 PM (xoUv9)

229 Maybe more authorities are just less likely to blow it off when someone 'says something' like they have done so many times in the past.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 22, 2019 12:37 PM (oVJmc)

230 NEW: Razor brand Gillette says it is "shifting the spotlight from social issues to local heroes"

Ah, yes, legendary tales of administrative heroism in the fields of HR and education.

Posted by: t-bird at August 22, 2019 12:37 PM (TQyCa)

231 Hi Insom!


* wiggles *
* feints right*
* head bob*

*POUNCE!*

Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 22, 2019 12:37 PM (+ugqD)

232 Sarah Palin called them "death panels". More likely we'll have death algorithms. That way, no individual will take the blame. It'll be a system bug to blame for accidentally classifying grandma as life not worthy of life and cutting off her meds.

Posted by: Hands at August 22, 2019 12:37 PM (786Ro)

233 Is "mayor" Nagin mort yet?

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 22, 2019 12:36 PM (St3Xe)


Isn't he still occupying space in a cell block?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 12:37 PM (ptqGC)

234 Big Tech wants it because they want all of your data about everything, and cash is largely private. They hate privacy.

If there's something that Big State, Big Finance and Big Tech *all* want, it is a serious cause for concern.
Posted by: Joe Mannix

----

To add a bit to this: remember JPMorgan Chase, Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway have formed a group to create and sell medical insurance.

So. . . . . all finance, shopping, credit card and medical data pulled together.

What could go wrong?

Posted by: Tonypete at August 22, 2019 12:37 PM (Y4EXg)

235 I see you received your Cheaper Than Dirt order today.

Posted by: Ring Doorbell at August 22, 2019 12:37 PM (88+cf)

236 231 Hi Insom!


* wiggles *
* feints right*
* head bob*

*POUNCE!*
Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 22, 2019 12:37 PM (+ugqD)

Heh. Heh heh heh. WOOHOO!!!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 22, 2019 12:37 PM (NWiLs)

237 Sure I hope I get some kind of a job," she said, "but I say that with the opinion that all work under capitalism sucks."

Tiana is a wee bit overeducated. She probably should have stopped around 2nd grade.

Posted by: pep at August 22, 2019 12:37 PM (T6t7i)

238 If you need privacy to buy something, chances are you're doing something illegal with it.

Posted by: Logic of Tomorrow at August 22, 2019 12:30 PM (tVQUs)


Unless there's a natural disaster or earthquake and stuff is knocked out. Then cash rules.


And of course, you want to visit a Saturday garage sale. . . .if not cash, the "Agency" can determine that is "income" for you.


It's not illegal to want to pay cash.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at August 22, 2019 12:38 PM (cn/uI)

239 Hi Insom!


* wiggles *
* feints right*
* head bob*

*POUNCE!*
Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 22, 2019 12:37 PM (+ugqD)
+++++++++++
She only feinted right. Therefore, she actually went left. Way to expose your hidden progressivism, Nurse

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 12:38 PM (I2dne)

240 So, how are you feeling this morning?
Depressed? Anxious? Angry?

Posted by: Alexa at August 22, 2019 12:38 PM (v0R5T)

241 Wow, you were are the bar pretty late last night!

Posted by: Allstate Insurance Dongle at August 22, 2019 12:39 PM (88+cf)

242 196 Gillette says it was totally worth 8 billion to feel good about themselves and also do some Jake virtue signaling. Fuck those customers who might disagree.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 22, 2019 12:32 PM (67teE)


I'm sure they did. "That thing I did? Where I totally made a fool of myself and squandered all of that money and good will? I meant to do that and would do it again. Just not right now. Because reasons."

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet - Official Distributor for the Old Appalachian Wrath Shop at August 22, 2019 12:39 PM (hLRSq)

243 you know who does need to go to jail is everyone involved with arresting the guy open carrying his ar through that walmart in springfield.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 22, 2019 12:39 PM (HALdu)

244 Pre-crime doesn't mean "destined to commit a crime". It means "before
being a crime", which when you get right down to it is, how shall I
say...



..."NOT A CRIME".
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But, but, but . . . how do we stop Hate Crimes . . . /s

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 22, 2019 12:39 PM (MIKMs)

245 This is 100% targeted towards disarming white Christians. If the government is was hell bent on atopppng mass shootings there would be raids 24/7 in Urban Areas.
Also Table 43

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 22, 2019 12:39 PM (QwmrN)

246 235 I see you received your Cheaper Than Dirt order today.
Posted by: Ring Doorbell at August 22, 2019 12:37 PM (88+cf)

[Shoots doorbell]

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at August 22, 2019 12:39 PM (RD7QR)

247 Is "mayor" Nagin mort yet?
Posted by: Soothsayer at August 22, 2019 12:36 PM (St3Xe)
******
NOPE! just making a PMITA Prison more "Chocolate"

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 22, 2019 12:39 PM (BqBId)

248 Tiana Reid, a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in English ... "but I say that with the opinion that all work under capitalism sucks."

Based on your vast experience of avoiding it?

Posted by: t-bird at August 22, 2019 12:39 PM (x/2Z8)

249 Hey Siri, am I crazy?

Posted by: Hands at August 22, 2019 12:39 PM (786Ro)

250 Ok, so let's assume that some type of 'objective ' program with all the socio bio and physiological data is implemented.
What happens with that program once a Democrat is elected to the White House, or either Democrats or Rinos take over the Senate?

Posted by: Floridachick at August 22, 2019 12:40 PM (4lmgj)

251 ace, you still haven't completed your shelves. And your pron collection is concerning.

Posted by: Alexa at August 22, 2019 12:40 PM (ptqGC)

252 oh yeah, then they need to be sued until their great, great, great grand children feel it in their wallets.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 22, 2019 12:40 PM (HALdu)

253
Many previous mass shooters could have been stopped from buying the guns they later used to kill people if they had actually been prosecuted for crimes in their past, instead of let go without even an admission of a felony that would block them from buying more weapons.







And high-crime zones would probably be a lot less violent if local DAs actually charged criminals with things like felon in possession, illegal carry etc. Instead, they tend to drop those gun charges as bargaining chips, and all too often the criminal ends up walking on all the remaining charges anyway.

New gun laws don't mean diddly-squat unless DAs actually USE them.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 22, 2019 12:40 PM (veoSD)

254
Trump is always "considering" something.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 22, 2019 12:40 PM (dstcr)

255 Every combat vet and divorced man will not be allowed to own a gun.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 22, 2019 12:40 PM (QwmrN)

256 Just round up everyone on Twitter!
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 22, 2019 12:04 PM (so+oy)

Or round up all Democrats. I doubt the fear expressed in the original Tweet above are valid. Sounds like somebody's pipe dream.

I'd settle for: be more diligent in enforcing existing laws to institutionalize known crazy nutters.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2019 12:40 PM (a72/q)

257 All conservatives are Racist Nazis, so let's just go ahead and Pre-Crime those folks.

Who's left?


Yeah, I can't see that ever happening. /s

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 22, 2019 12:40 PM (pUDQf)

258 As someone who's a part of the VA system in the tune of 100% disability due to a mental disorder, this is more than a little disturbing.

The left will go after vets with a vengeance if this is a thing.

Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 12:41 PM (RU4sa)

259 I have a sad that Siri no longer calls Chris Cuomo "Fredo."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 12:41 PM (ptqGC)

260 Javanka strikes again.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 22, 2019 12:41 PM (QwmrN)

261 Hey, I'm sure the founding fathers who published the Federalist Papers under the pseudoname, Publius would take a different view.

But that's just me.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 22, 2019 12:41 PM (Cn5ck)

262 Alexa, why are the roaches of darkness crawling under the door and singing? Alexa?

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at August 22, 2019 12:41 PM (RD7QR)

263 255 Every combat vet and divorced man will not be allowed to own a gun.
Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 22, 2019 12:40 PM (QwmrN)

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This^^^

Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 12:41 PM (RU4sa)

264 It is not the responsibility of the federal government to determine who should and should not own or have access to a firearm.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 22, 2019 12:33 PM (+ugqD)

Hey nurse! did you see my comment about getting together the next time we hit Seattle area? Heidi was running around to meetings up North and then raced to the airport yesterday for home. Are you in Seattle proper?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 22, 2019 12:41 PM (Zv1X1)

265 NEW: Razor brand Gillette says it is "shifting the spotlight from social issues to local heroes"


How about just concentrating on fucking grooming products?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 22, 2019 12:41 PM (oVJmc)

266 >> If you need privacy to buy something, chances are you're doing something illegal with it.
Posted by: Logic of Tomorrow


Ugh, I hate when people say that in response to the NSA metadata collection stuff, the Obamacare Hub, etc..

That's not how data analysis works. They use all your transactions to build a profile of your behavior, which can then be manipulated (see Amazon recommendations).

They pool your transactions with everyone else's transactions for trending, relationship mapping, identifying groups and their associated behaviors. . . which can then be manipulated.

Or in the case of government, nudge, nudge, nudge you into making the "right" choices (per Cass Sunstein).

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 12:42 PM (bDqIh)

267 sure this will be effective, similar to how molesting everyone in the airport is effective at stopping terrorists, though not as effective as just molesting terrorists.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 22, 2019 12:42 PM (HALdu)

268 Hal, you are acting funny. Put the gun down Hal.
BLAM *static*

Posted by: Alexa at August 22, 2019 12:42 PM (v0R5T)

269 The left will go after vets everyone with a pulse with a vengeance if this is a thing.
Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 12:41 PM (RU4sa)

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 22, 2019 12:42 PM (AzW6q)

270 I see you received your Cheaper Than Dirt order today.
Posted by: Ring Doorbell at August 22, 2019 12:37 PM (88+cf)
++++++++++++
I work in high-tech and have high-tech colleagues (I'm a Luddite compared to them). They all have smart doorbells, thermostats, light bulbs, etc. I can't conceive of it. These people are smart.

It reminds me of two things. First is this:
https://tinyurl.com/y5dmckja

The other is something I read somewhere long since forgotten:
"Our only hope is that internet of incompatible things collapses under its own weight before the internet of insecure things gets us all killed."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 12:42 PM (I2dne)

271 My echo can listen to me all day. They'll get Rush, me saying "do your homework," "brush your teeth," "Why does no one do a goddamn dish?," "brush your teeth," "do your homework," "This pastrami was $13/lb," "stop eating my blackberries," "do your homework," "brush your teeth," "I have no idea what's for dinner, it's 7am," "life isn't ever fair," "maybe you need some vagisil, son," "do your homework"........

Posted by: dagny at August 22, 2019 12:42 PM (nRWPy)

272 If there's something that Big State, Big Finance and Big Tech *all* want, it is a serious cause for concern.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 12:27 PM (I2dne)


=========


There was just a story a couple days ago that, based on their "social credit system," China had banned millions of "untrustworthy" citizens from taking planes in one month.

Coming soon to a country near you ...

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 22, 2019 12:43 PM (WqPYg)

273 I have a sad that Siri no longer calls Chris Cuomo "Fredo."
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 12:41 PM (ptqGC)

They changed that within hours of its discovery.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 22, 2019 12:43 PM (tVQUs)

274 Pre-crime actions will never affect the connected. The kulaks are not connected. If you're not a kulak, don't sweat it.

Posted by: Monty James at August 22, 2019 12:43 PM (Zqz9o)

275 Hey Siri, am I crazy?
Posted by: Hands at August

.****

**in soft dulcet tones**

Siri: To ask is to know the answer Hands. Notifying authorities now.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 22, 2019 12:43 PM (yhYmR)

276 269 The left will go after vets everyone with a pulse with a vengeance if this is a thing.
Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 12:41 PM (RU4sa)
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 22, 2019 12:42 PM (AzW6q)

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Yeah, but you take out the ones who pose the most risk, first.

Namely, the ones who know how to fight.

Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 12:43 PM (RU4sa)

277  Tiana Reid, a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in English ... "but I say that with the opinion that all work under capitalism sucks." 

Based on your vast experience of avoiding it?

Sixth year ah?
Well, ok then.
Let's send her to a nice cushy socio-communist utopia. I understand that China has some free labor encampments in their western provinces. They need 'workers'.

Posted by: Floridachick at August 22, 2019 12:43 PM (4lmgj)

278 Weasel
Yep. My daughter claimed she wanted to deer hunt with me. I figured that would last 1 trip. So I got her a Savage Axis in 7mm-08. Well that was 2 bucks ago so I reworked the trigger and exchanged the plastic stock for a custom laminated one from Boyds. Went ahead and glass bedded it while fitting the stock. Shoot dime sized groups with my hand loads. Beautiful too.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 22, 2019 12:43 PM (67teE)

279 This is just The Intergalactic Immortal Omniscient Troll-Master-In-Chief poking the Retard Left for fun.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 22, 2019 12:44 PM (S6rpg)

280 [Shoots doorbell]

Posted by: joncelli

Red Flag, bruh.
We need your guns now.

Posted by: BATFBIRS
( Jack Booted Thugs R us ) at August 22, 2019 12:44 PM (88+cf)

281 They can freak out about smart devices all they want but if you have a smart phone, they already have you. The rest is just redundancy.

Posted by: dagny at August 22, 2019 12:44 PM (nRWPy)

282 Has anyone here ever asked Siri or Alexa, "What is a SCOAMF?"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 12:44 PM (ptqGC)

283

Precrime is like Precum.

Although perhaps less sticky.

Posted by: Cabeza Fromage at August 22, 2019 12:45 PM (jOQOP)

284 >>So, how are you feeling this morning?
Depressed? Anxious? Angry?
Posted by: Alexa



Heh, reminds me of GERTY in the movie "Moon."

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 12:45 PM (bDqIh)

285 That story about robot fighting videos being pushed off of Youtbube because cruelty to animals?

The algorithms, man.

They are aware.

Posted by: blaster at August 22, 2019 12:45 PM (ZfRYq)

286 Puts me in mind of the Ray Bradbury short story 'The Murderer'.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 22, 2019 12:45 PM (vFDNh)

287 Posted by: Cabeza Fromage at August 22, 2019 12:45 PM (jOQOP)

funny.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 22, 2019 12:46 PM (Zv1X1)

288 Big Gov, Big Tech and Big Finance want one thing. To be too big to fail. That is why Manhattan Media exists. Imagine immortality.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 22, 2019 12:46 PM (UsFoH)

289 176 Our local PD is asking residents to voluntarily submit your contact info if you have security cameras. You would "only" be contacted if a crime happened around your location and would allow them to come ask for copies of the video.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 22, 2019 12:30 PM (N39Ws)

___

What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 12:47 PM (FiUMj)

290 If the burning times come a "musket" would be fairly low on my list of things to grab.

To slow to load, to loud, to heavy. I would go longbow before musket and as a cyclops I am a natural crossbow user.

Posted by: nearsighted cyclops now rocking the monocle at August 22, 2019 12:47 PM (xV6Pj)

291 That's not how data analysis works. They use all your transactions to build a profile of your behavior, which can then be manipulated (see Amazon recommendations).
...
Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 12:42 PM (bDqIh)
+++++++++++
Yes, this is the key problem. Think about it from a law enforcement standpoint - it permits the proper way of things to be inverted.

How it is *supposed* to work is that cops investigate crimes to find people. The *crime* must happen first, and be noticed, and be investigated while maintaining the rights of the investigated, evidence collected, a case built, and then finally prosecution. This is hard and it is supposed to be.

How it *can* work to an increasing degree is that the cops can investigate people to find crimes (and everyone has them, it is the nature of our extremely broken and contradictory legal code) and then take out their opponents.

Free systems investigate crimes. Corrupt systems investigate people. This kind of thing enables them to reduce the cost of investigating a person so far that they can do it all the time.

It has always happened, of course, but the costs are so great that they rarely do so. When it becomes as close to free as makes no difference, it will become the norm. Be grumpy at the DMV and they'll just go hunting for your various crimes and destroy you.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 12:47 PM (I2dne)

292
Bill Kristol
@BillKristol
Joe Walsh and Bill Weld stand athwart Trumpism, yelling Stop, at a time when very few Republicans are inclined to do so, and very few conservatives have much patience with those who so urge it.

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 22, 2019 12:47 PM (BqBId)

293 Buzzion's analysis seems sound.


And it would be nice if there were even one public figure, say, a GOP incumbent at any level, aggressively educating on "mass shootings" [they make up a tiny % of firearms used in murder, even when the current definition of "mass shooting" is used, rifles incl. ARs are a very small part of the overall firearm-involved murder rate, etc].


But no. Everyone must join the ignorant emotional panic in response to things that are largely out of our control [short of a panopticon police state], while continuing to say not*one*word about a growing rampage of 1OO% preventable violent crime [by known illegals shielded by "sanctuary" crap].


Recalibrating what I should care about. Of course all violence is bad and undesirable, all victims equally deserving of sympathy/support - but .... with the enormous problem of constant mayhem/murder in select urban areas, and the large 1OO% preventable problem of illegal alien/"sanctuary" crime meriting complete silence/"meh" from the political class and empty-headed "liberals", getting difficult to pretend to care about "mass shootings".


Meh.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2019 12:48 PM (QDnY+)

294 Sure I hope I get some kind of a job," she said, "but I say that with the opinion that all work under capitalism sucks."

***********

PhD final exam question #1:

Pick only one:

[ ] paycheck good
[ ] capitalism bad

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2019 12:48 PM (mvenn)

295 162
As a start, consider using Brave as your web browser (does not track and
built by Brendan Eich, developer of JavaScript and founder of Mozilla,
un-personned for contributing to Prop and Duck-Duck-Go as your search engine (doesn't track or store personal information).

Posted by: motionview at August 22, 2019

*
*
. . .
I've been using and promoting DDG to people for a while. Brave gave me trouble when I was forced to go to Windows 10 -- but my computer was also lacking in memory. Since I upgraded, Win10 and its apps have worked fine. Does Brave play well with Win10?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2019 12:48 PM (ClOmq)

296 Bill Kristol

@BillKristol

Joe Walsh and Bill Weld stand athwart Trumpism, yelling Stop, at a
time when very few Republicans are inclined to do so, and very few
conservatives have much patience with those who so urge it.

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 22, 2019 12:47 PM (BqBId)


LOLgf

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 12:48 PM (ptqGC)

297 Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard Shooter, had a long history of violence and insane shit but he was still allowed to buy a shotgun. Many of these shooters DO have obvious clues. When you hear voices, that's a big one. Should someone like that at least be interviewed?

Posted by: dagny at August 22, 2019 12:49 PM (nRWPy)

298 Can't think of a better reason to never have a Amazon Echo, Google Home, or other similar device in my house. Ever.

Posted by: DocJ at August 22, 2019 12:49 PM (77WPm)

299 And that Jimmy, is how President Trump got the democrat party to demand for regulation and breaking up of the Internet 'Masters of the Universe' back in 2019.

Posted by: You're in hell, the world ended at at August 22, 2019 12:49 PM (xGZ+b)

300 Drag Queen Challenges Rep. Adam Schiff For His Seat In Congress

https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/22/drag-queen-adam-schiff-congress/

LMAO You go, "girl".

Posted by: Monty James at August 22, 2019 12:49 PM (Zqz9o)

301 They had multiple warnings on the 9/11 hijackers too. Did squat.



But we can trust them next time for sure!They had multiple warnings on the 9/11 hijackers too. Did squat.



But we can trust them next time for sure!


They had precog on the Parkland shooter, the Draw Mohamed shooters, the Sandy Hook shooter... they couldn't be bothered to get off their asses to do anything with the intel they had.

Posted by: An Observation at August 22, 2019 12:49 PM (UcZn2)

302 "Many previous mass shooters could have been stopped from buying the guns
they later used to kill people if they had actually been prosecuted for
crimes in their past, instead of let go without even an admission of a
felony that would block them from buying more weapons."

We're not even to the point of that being relevant. Something like 90+ percent of shooters are either reported prior to the attack, or some government pencil pusher fucked up and didn't process the records that should have made them a prohibited person from prior convictions or mental issues.

I agree that this is Trump trolling; he can't be serious.

Posted by: lurker (the other one... spelled with a P) at August 22, 2019 12:49 PM (eAshZ)

303 maybe you need some vagisil, son," "do your homework"........
Posted by: dagny


Mom? Is that you?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2019 12:49 PM (/c+/z)

304 This specific proposal aside, the Panopticon will grow until it's unstoppable, without regard to Trump.

Not that I'd do it, but the smart play is probably to stop visiting AoS, go to Daily Kos every single day, and write missives about how you learned that your prior Conservatism is wrongthink, and to stop worrying and love the State. And how orange man is bad. Every day.

And only discuss your true beliefs with others in wilderness areas like a coven of witches.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 22, 2019 12:50 PM (AzW6q)

305 Shimon Prokupecz @ShimonPro
45m
On the Jeffrey Epstein investigation, as many as 20 correctional officers who work at the Metropolitan Correctional Center received grand jury subpoenas this past Friday.

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 22, 2019 12:50 PM (BqBId)

306 Joe Walsh and Bill Weld stand athwart Trumpism, yelling Stop,

*********

Which is why the Trump train is equipped with a cowcatcher.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2019 12:50 PM (mvenn)

307 Joe Walsh and Bill Weld stand athwart Trumpism, yelling Stop, at a time
when very few Republicans are inclined to do so, and very few
conservatives have much patience with those who so urge it.


There's a reason for that Bill. In any case, we can't all be whores. The street corners get crowded.

Posted by: pep at August 22, 2019 12:50 PM (T6t7i)

308 They had precog on the Parkland shooter, the Draw Mohamed shooters, the Sandy Hook shooter... they couldn't be bothered to get off their asses to do anything with the intel they had.
Posted by: An Observation


They were given the Boston Bombers.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2019 12:50 PM (/c+/z)

309 Of course, the real problem at the Navy Yard was that in a building of 50% military, no one had a gun except the security guard who was taken out first.

Posted by: dagny at August 22, 2019 12:50 PM (nRWPy)

310 292
Bill Kristol
@BillKristol
Joe Walsh and Bill Weld stand athwart Trumpism, yelling Stop, at a time when very few Republicans are inclined to do so, and very few conservatives have much patience with those who so urge it.
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 22, 2019 12:47 PM (BqBId)

The Paolo is here, Bill. He knows you love to watch.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at August 22, 2019 12:51 PM (RD7QR)

311 "Alexa, unplug."

"Reportedly considering" = fake news

Posted by: Rich at August 22, 2019 12:51 PM (/Zade)

312

Remove your Fitbit and Apple watch before fapping.

Posted by: Cabeza Fromage at August 22, 2019 12:51 PM (jOQOP)

313 Sleep easy, Citizen, comforted by the knowledge that I would never blindly enforce such an unconstitutional system in the dogged pursuit of my pension.

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Law Enforcement Officer at August 22, 2019 12:51 PM (qJsa+)

314 Facebook and Google were created by DARPA. Facebook was project LifeLog. I can't recall Google, but DARPA was involved.
Good chance DARPA is involved in all of them.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 22, 2019 12:51 PM (QwmrN)

315 "I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered! My life is my own."

--Patrick McGoohan as 'Number 6, The Prisoner'

Posted by: troyriser at August 22, 2019 12:51 PM (mSO8Y)

316 Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 12:48 PM (ptqGC)
********
who other than that washed up hack uses Athwart ? on twitter

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 22, 2019 12:51 PM (BqBId)

317 Of course, the real problem at the Navy Yard was that in a building of 50% military, no one had a gun except the security guard who was taken out first.
Posted by: dagny


Same with Ft. Hood.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2019 12:52 PM (/c+/z)

318 Dagny, did you work there when it went down?

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 22, 2019 12:52 PM (UsFoH)

319 KristolMeth - Joe Walsh and Bill Weld stand athwart Trumpism, yelling Stop

Bill Weld. You mean the leftist, former Massachusetts Governor who wanted to be Clinton's Ambassador to Mexico? The Libertarian 2016 VP nominee, who was roundly criticized by actual LP members because he's a big nanny-statist? You mean that Bill Weld?

Because if it's that Bill Weld that Billy Kristolmeth is talking about, I most definitely want more of anything he's yelling STOP! to.

Posted by: DocJ at August 22, 2019 12:52 PM (77WPm)

320 >> Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard Shooter, had a long history of violence and insane shit but he was still allowed to buy a shotgun. Many of these shooters DO have obvious clues. When you hear voices, that's a big one. Should someone like that at least be interviewed?


Same with the Nidal Hasan - so many signs that were studiously ignored. In that particular case, no one wanted to appear prejudiced, particularly since there were repercussions for appearing to not appreciate diversity by reporting his odd behavior to superiors.

What these people seem to want is in algorithm to identify a bad guy so they don't have to face SJWers inside and outside of LE who would accuse them of racism, racial profiling, etc.
#Courage!!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 12:53 PM (bDqIh)

321 Facebook and Google were created by DARPA. Facebook was project LifeLog. I can't recall Google, but DARPA was involved.
Good chance DARPA is involved in all of them.
Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 22, 2019 12:51 PM (QwmrN)

****

Quietly walks away whistling to himself.
N-Q-Tel.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 22, 2019 12:53 PM (yhYmR)

322 To stop mass shootings, Trump reportedly considering a DARPA-style program to analyze "neurobehavioral signs" of mental instability, drawing on data collected from Apple Watches, Fitbits, Amazon Echo, Google Home, and other devices. Isn't the future grand? https://t.co/DGjnfE58gl

-- Michael Tracey (@mtracey) August 22, 2019


To be honest, anyone who has an Apple watch, a fitbit, an Amazon echo, or google home is obviously a dipshit and most likely seriously unstable. No more data than knowing they bought that shit is required. Especially the fitbit and amazon echo. Those people are definitely deranged.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 12:53 PM (EcqY2)

323 Susan Kristol@SusanKristol

I spent so many years of my life defending Republicans.



Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 12:53 PM (ptqGC)

324 This is just The Intergalactic Immortal Omniscient Troll-Master-In-Chief poking the Retard Left for fun.


Or Javanka.

Posted by: Floridachick at August 22, 2019 12:53 PM (4lmgj)

325
Uh. No.

Not only just no, but hell, no!


I'm totally uninterested in having some near-lunatic progtard working for Amazon or Google or Apple deciding the extent of my rights,

according to the algorithms they write.

And I'm the least offensive, little fuzzy, snuggly, bunny rabbit of all time.

Massive boredom would ensue from monitoring me. Even Alexa would shutdown from electronic ennui.


No. Thank. You.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 22, 2019 12:53 PM (SHtRW)

326 who other than that washed up hack uses Athwart ? on twitter

Right? Clearly he should have used bestride.

Posted by: pep at August 22, 2019 12:54 PM (T6t7i)

327 Remove your Fitbit and Apple watch before fapping.
Posted by: Cabeza Fromage at August 22, 2019 12:51 PM (jOQOP)

Better yet, avoid fapping in the same room as a computer or phone.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 22, 2019 12:54 PM (tVQUs)

328 Kristol is being paid to simply hold the lantern to guide the way back to pre-Trumpism. He serves no other purpose. Too bad for him nobody's following.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 22, 2019 12:54 PM (oVJmc)

329 Because if it's that Bill Weld that Billy Kristolmeth is talking about, I most definitely want more of anything he's yelling STOP! to at.
Posted by: DocJ at August 22, 2019 12:52 PM (77WPm)
+++++++++++++
FIFY. These people don't talk "to" anyone or anything. They just talk "at" them.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 12:54 PM (I2dne)

330 KristolMeth



I saw Krystal Meth dance at Spearmint Rhino in Dallas in '17.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2019 12:54 PM (/c+/z)

331 Memo to Billy KristolMeth...

Having the likes of Bill Weld stand athwart Trumpism and yelling Stop?

Yeah, that's precisely how you get more Trump.

Posted by: DocJ at August 22, 2019 12:54 PM (77WPm)

332 Remove your Fitbit and Apple watch before fapping.

Posted by: Cabeza Fromage


That!

Posted by: Roland THTG at August 22, 2019 12:54 PM (88+cf)

333 322 To stop mass shootings, Trump reportedly considering a DARPA-style program to analyze "neurobehavioral signs" of mental instability, drawing on data collected from Apple Watches, Fitbits, Amazon Echo, Google Home, and other devices. Isn't the future grand? https://t.co/DGjnfE58gl

-- Michael Tracey (@mtracey) August 22, 2019

To be honest, anyone who has an Apple watch, a fitbit, an Amazon echo, or google home is obviously a dipshit and most likely seriously unstable. No more data than knowing they bought that shit is required. Especially the fitbit and amazon echo. Those people are definitely deranged.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 12:53 PM (EcqY2)

[Adjusts tinfoil hat, clutches wombat to chest] YOU TAKE THAT BACK, REPTILIAN SWINE!

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at August 22, 2019 12:54 PM (RD7QR)

334 Facebook and Google were created by DARPA. Facebook was project LifeLog. I can't recall Google, but DARPA was involved.
Good chance DARPA is involved in all of them.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 22, 2019 12:51 PM (QwmrN)


That sounds really silly. Seriously.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 12:54 PM (EcqY2)

335 243 you know who does need to go to jail is everyone involved with arresting the guy open carrying his ar through that walmart in springfield.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 22, 2019 12:39 PM (HALdu)



Did you read the part about him having threatened a family member with a gun the week before?

Posted by: Braenyard at August 22, 2019 12:55 PM (7cJE3)

336 Since I upgraded, Win10 and its apps have worked fine. Does Brave play well with Win10?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2019 12:48 PM (ClOmq)


It works fine on Win 10. I installed it on my wife's laptop and my own laptop which are both Win 10. I've been using it for 2 years on win 8.1 desktop.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 22, 2019 12:55 PM (aS1PU)

337 I'll be on that neverTardTrain soon. Just you wait and see.

Posted by: eyepatch maceyepatchface at August 22, 2019 12:55 PM (vqIkG)

338 I just got here.... can somebody catch me up???

Posted by: kraken at August 22, 2019 12:55 PM (bCLt0)

339 Susan Kristol@SusanKristol

I spent so many years of my life defending Republicans.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 12:53 PM (ptqGC)
+++++++++++
She defended Republicans, but she slept with me.

Posted by: The Paolo at August 22, 2019 12:55 PM (I2dne)

340 217 I wouldn't run around with my hair on fire, yet. Pretty sure President Trump is talking about key-word searches.



Almost invariably, we have a non-gangster mass shooting and it is
later revealed that the shooter was posting stuff like, "I'm gonna
[violent act] somebody" on social media and people have reported
threatening behavior that was ignored by the authorities.
-----
Even this would have local authorities running around like mad trying to put out a thousand little fires between false reports, drunks just mouthing off, violent idiots and the occasional mass shooter. You ever scan the timeline of an average leftist on Twitter? They're all mentally ill and violent.
We're still not addressing the root cause, which in my opinion is a combination of things such as losing our high trust society, breakdown of family, mental illness "experts" who despite all their degrees and pills have only watched mental illness become ever more prevalent over the decades, increasingly radical politics and young people who are watching their future being stolen right from their very eyes - financially via debt and romantically via radical feminism.
Those issues are tough to address though, so our government and most people will default to a prescription that is MUCH easier to swallow: a total Orwellian 24/7 surveillance police state.

Posted by: ElKomandante at August 22, 2019 12:55 PM (XnhDT)

341
Bill Kristol
@BillKristol
Joe Walsh and Bill Weld stand athwart Trumpism, yelling Stop, at a time when very few Republicans are inclined to do so, and very few conservatives have much patience with those who so urge it.

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 22, 2019 12:47 PM (BqBId)








What a fucking hack jerkoff. Subbing in "Trumpism" in a famous Buckley quote isn't exactly the height of creativity.

Come up with your own pithy quote, doughboy. You're supposed to be smart, prove it you retard.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 22, 2019 12:55 PM (veoSD)

342 Fox News has hired Sarah Sanders as a contributor. She starts on Sept 6.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at August 22, 2019 12:55 PM (hjaPQ)

343 Did you read the part about him having threatened a family member with a gun the week before?
Posted by: Braenyard at A




then he should have been detained for that, not for open carrying.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 22, 2019 12:56 PM (HALdu)

344 Remove your Fitbit and Apple watch before fapping.


**********

Fitbit post workout summary report:

Duration: 30 seconds
Intensity: Extreme
Heart rate max: 165
Total calories expended: 425
Estimated mileage: 42.3 mi i
Next scheduled workout: 4 hours 37 minutes

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2019 12:56 PM (mvenn)

345 @BillKristol
=====

Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat . . .

Ahoy tongue and morality twisters.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 22, 2019 12:56 PM (MIKMs)

346 http://bit.ly/2KVCpxO
*******
Philly Cop-Shooter Was Federal Informant | Zero Hedge
*******
Whitey Bulger Call your office

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 22, 2019 12:56 PM (BqBId)

347 Joe Walsh running a primary contest makes perfect sense IF there's a billionaire out there (maybe named Omidyar) who's suggesting that he's willing finance a years worth of wining and dining and partying for anyone willing to step up and act the fool for a few months. Almost certainly will be a much better paying gig than what Walsh has got now. No pressure, since everyone, including the backer, knows he's going to lose before it starts.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 22, 2019 12:56 PM (Kpl3J)

348 342 Fox News has hired Sarah Sanders as a contributor. She starts on Sept 6.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at August 22, 2019 12:55 PM (hjaPQ)

Put her on the Five.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at August 22, 2019 12:56 PM (k76MH)

349 92 high five your comment. Who was it in the early Trump administration that said they and their colleagues would joke about what fake nutty thing they supposedly said to unamed sources overnight when they arrived at the office in the am?

Posted by: Jen the original at August 22, 2019 12:57 PM (6rjhq)

350 Bill Kristol

@BillKristol

Joe Walsh and Bill Weld stand athwart Trumpism, yelling Stop, at a
time when very few Republicans are inclined to do so, and very few
conservatives have much patience with those who so urge it.


Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 22, 2019 12:47 PM (BqBId)




ahahahaha Walsh and Weld are conservatives ahahahaha

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 22, 2019 12:57 PM (WJUXr)

351 I suspect the reason the Tucson mayor (or chief of police or whoever it was) blamed Sarah Palin for the Tucson shooting is because Loughner's dad almost certainly called police when he noticed Jared was agitated and loaded guns into his car and drove off.

In other words, the police had an opportunity to stop the shooting and didn't take it.

Posted by: Emmie at August 22, 2019 12:57 PM (i/wJA)

352 What these people seem to want is in algorithm to identify a bad guy so they don't have to face SJWers inside and outside of LE who would accuse them of racism, racial profiling, etc.
#Courage!!
Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 12:53 PM (bDqIh)


I think you're exactly right.

Leftists often plump for technological approaches to people problems so as to maintain their leftist virtue of being "non-judgmental."

But, of course, that's hypocritical. They should be rendering judgment, and secretly do, but don't want to be seen to do so. Enter technology to pinch hit for them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 22, 2019 12:57 PM (jDEFw)

353 Good gawd. Someone on Susan Kristol's twitter feed is actually bragging that they voted for Egg McMuffin.

No words.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 12:57 PM (ptqGC)

354 But the DARPA Chief was tortured to death by Revolver Ocelot.... and then Decoy Octopus took his place!

Posted by: Snake! Snaake!! SNAAAAAKEEE!!! at August 22, 2019 12:57 PM (1gf7l)

355 I have always liked Joe Walsh..... hope the James Gang runs his campaign....

Posted by: kraken at August 22, 2019 12:57 PM (bCLt0)

356 >>Put her on the Five.


Put her on the traeadmill.

Posted by: garrett at August 22, 2019 12:57 PM (hHdnq)

357 DON'T JUST DO SOMETHING! STAND THERE!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 22, 2019 12:58 PM (UxP0a)

358 I have to imagine the cross section of people who own a gun AND own a fitbit is pretty small.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 12:58 PM (FiUMj)

359 Bill Kristol
@BillKristol
Joe Walsh and Bill Weld stand athwart Trumpism, yelling Stop, at a time when very few Republicans are inclined to do so, and very few conservatives have much patience with those who so urge it.
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 22, 2019 12:47 PM (BqBId)

Whoever is paying Kristol to come up with this material must have DEEP pockets.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 22, 2019 12:58 PM (NFEMn)

360 "Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard Shooter, had a long history of violence and insane shit but he was still allowed to buy a shotgun."

Ever convicted of a felony or involuntarily committed? If so, did a government drone process the paperwork?

Posted by: Rob Crawford at August 22, 2019 12:58 PM (h4KuI)

361 I just got here.... can somebody catch me up???
Posted by: kraken at August 22, 2019 12:55 PM


Orangemanbad.

You're welcome.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 22, 2019 12:58 PM (ejd/p)

362 351 So they had to point fingers elsewhere.

Posted by: Emmie at August 22, 2019 12:58 PM (i/wJA)

363 Put her on the Five.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf?


She can have Juan's seat. It'll be available after she reduces him to a greasy spot.

Posted by: pep at August 22, 2019 12:58 PM (T6t7i)

364 232
Sarah Palin called them "death panels". More likely we'll have death
algorithms. That way, no individual will take the blame. It'll be a
system bug to blame for accidentally classifying grandma as life not
worthy of life and cutting off her meds.

Posted by: Hands at August 22, 2019 12:37 PM (786Ro)

=======

"As usual you're way behind the times America." -- The UK's National Health Service

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 22, 2019 12:58 PM (WqPYg)

365 Pre-crime actions will never affect the connected.

Posted by: Monty James at August 22, 2019 12:43 PM (Zqz9o)
---
That's what Minority Report illustrates. The guy who controls Pre-Crime can almost get away with a crime.

Posted by: Axeman at August 22, 2019 12:59 PM (DuZls)

366 Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard Shooter, had a long history of violence and insane shit but he was still allowed to buy a shotgun. Many of these shooters DO have obvious clues. When you hear voices, that's a big one. Should someone like that at least be interviewed? 

Posted by: dagny at August 22, 2019 12:49 PM (nRWPy)

Should waste disposal be organized and coordinated?

Sure.

Should you say yes to that when the guys asking for the contract are Mafia?

No.

They can't be trusted and they aren't pushing for it out of concern for the little people.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 22, 2019 12:59 PM (ltuaO)

367
Dagny, did you work there when it went down?

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 22, 2019 12:52 PM (UsFoH)

My husband. He narrowly escaped. He then worked on the "jagman," ie the report on the event. According to the sequence, he made it down the back alley with 2 other people, one of which was heavily pregnant, and they climbed over a brick wall using building supplies (he hoisted her over first), seconds before the shooter opened the outside door and looked down the narrow alley. He called me as he ran down the stairs to the alley and told me he loved me and the kids and was running from a shooter. I shook so hard the rest of the day, I couldn't hold a glass of water. I know every excruciating detail of that event.

Posted by: dagny at August 22, 2019 12:59 PM (nRWPy)

368 She can have Juan's seat. It'll be available after she reduces him to a greasy spot.


Posted by: pep at August 22, 2019 12:58 PM (T6t7i)


Put her on one side of Juan and Dagan McDowell on the other. Juan's head will explode on air.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 12:59 PM (ptqGC)

369 How many more seconds before on-line abstinence is declared a neurobehavioral malady requiring psych eval and immediate disarming?

Posted by: ErikInTexas at August 22, 2019 12:59 PM (mIJ9W)

370 Joe Walsh running a primary contest makes perfect
sense IF there's a billionaire out there (maybe named Omidyar) who's
suggesting that he's willing finance a years worth of wining and dining
and partying for anyone willing to step up and act the fool for a few
months. Almost certainly will be a much better paying gig than what
Walsh has got now. No pressure, since everyone, including the backer,
knows he's going to lose before it starts.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 22, 2019 12:56 PM (Kpl3J)


Walsh has been outed as the phony conservative that he is. He ran for office in the 90s as a pro-abort, liberal Republican. He supported liberal Republican governor Bruce Rauner over conservative challenger Jeannie Ives because Walsh was trying to have Rauner get his wife a political gig. Fuck that phony ass POS

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 22, 2019 12:59 PM (WJUXr)

371 " I have to imagine the cross section of people who own a gun AND own a fitbit is pretty small."

Why? Pedometers can be fun -- like reminding your niece of her brilliant planning that had the family walking 12 miles in one day at Disney World.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at August 22, 2019 12:59 PM (h4KuI)

372 I'd like to see Sarah Sanders take that smug look off Chris Wallace's face. He is such an ass at times.

Posted by: IC at August 22, 2019 12:59 PM (a0IVu)

373 343 Did you read the part about him having threatened a family member with a gun the week before?
Posted by: Braenyard at A




then he should have been detained for that, not for open carrying.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 22, 2019 12:56 PM (HALdu)


Agreed, and sent to Bellevue; However, it's difficult to justify carrying a rifle, multiple magazines, and 200 rounds of ammunition while shopping at Walmart.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 22, 2019 01:00 PM (7cJE3)

374 Those issues are tough to address though, so our government and most people will default to a prescription that is MUCH easier to swallow: a total Orwellian 24/7 surveillance police state.
Posted by: ElKomandante at August 22, 2019 12:55 PM (XnhDT)

we're at least a generation past being able to address the root cause, that ship has sailed.

lost in a roman wilderness of pain
and all the children are insane
waiting for the summer rain

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 22, 2019 01:00 PM (Kpl3J)

375 I just got here.... can somebody catch me up???

*******


Don't even think about it!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2019 01:00 PM (mvenn)

376 I just got here.... can somebody catch me up???
Posted by: kraken at August 22, 2019 12:55 PM

Orangemanbad.

You're welcome.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 22, 2019 12:58 PM (ejd/p)
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"Should not have tweeted that. I wouldn't have tweeted that."

Posted by: Friendlier Fire at August 22, 2019 01:00 PM (DuZls)

377 So... " Minority Report" was a foreshadowing.... gee, " Inception" should be something else, can't wait...

Posted by: kraken at August 22, 2019 01:00 PM (bCLt0)

378 334 Facebook and Google were created by DARPA. Facebook was project LifeLog. I can't recall Google, but DARPA was involved.
Good chance DARPA is involved in all of them.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 22, 2019 12:51 PM (QwmrN)

That sounds really silly. Seriously.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 12:54 PM (EcqY2)

Why? Why is it silly for DARPA money and research to have been involved in anyway in big tech? Hell, it's foolish to think otherwise.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 22, 2019 01:01 PM (QwmrN)

379 That's what Minority Report illustrates. The guy who controls Pre-Crime can almost get away with a crime.

Posted by: Axeman at August 22, 2019 12:59 PM (DuZls)


Since you brought it up, I just have to say that Minority Report was one of the worst, dumbest movies I had ever seen. It had nothing to do with any sort of reality ... fvcking "pre-cogs" ... Crappy story. Crappy movie.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 01:01 PM (EcqY2)

380 OT:
I just finished reading the CNS article (thanks for the link, JJ) that reported Trump's cancellation/postponement of his state visit to Denmark over the Greenland purchase offer. LOL. The President confirmed his interest in purchasing Greenland, then Denmark Prime Minister Fredricksen huffs "I strongly hope that this is not meant seriously." The President hears this and ...BAM! Cancels the visit. A mighty wind blows through Copenhagen LOL

Posted by: mrp at August 22, 2019 01:01 PM (Pqytn)

381 I think we all agree that crazy people shouldn't have guns. But the issue is the definition of crazy is subjective. We agreed that drinking and driving is bad. And we agreed that 0.08 is the defining line between can and can't drive. But there is no objective yes/no definition for crazy. And as soon as that's implemented the definition will get larger and larger and before long anyone who has ever had a case of the Mondays, will be deemed mentally unstable and hence on the no gun allowed list.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:01 PM (FiUMj)

382 "More likely we'll have death algorithms. That way, no individual will take the blame."

Hah! I've been personally blamed for the output of code I wrote to other people's specifications. People will ALWAYS find a way to blame someone.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at August 22, 2019 01:02 PM (h4KuI)

383 Leftists often plump for technological approaches to people problems so as to maintain their leftist virtue of being "non-judgmental."

But, of course, that's hypocritical. They should be rendering judgment, and secretly do, but don't want to be seen to do so. Enter technology to pinch hit for them.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 22, 2019 12:57 PM (jDEFw)
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And then they *hate* it when the technology doesn't confirm their biases.

Amazon built an internal AI performance review system. It fed into all systems, looked at productivity, accomplishments, etc. They ran the system in parallel to the real system of humans making performance decisions for a while to see how it diverged. They thought an AI system would be more fair compared to human reviewers because those systems are less biased and more logical.

When they ran the exercise, they found that they got a seriously un-woke outcome: fairly few women were recommended for promotions and large raises as compared to human reviewers.

Back to the drawing board - there are clearly biases in the system. They tweaked and adjusted anything they could see that would be considered biased in the system. When round two came out, they got an even *greater* divergence than they did before. When I read the article, it stated that Amazon was trying to figure out how to remove "anti-woman bias" from the system.

So they love AI because it is "neutral" - but they hate it when it doesn't have the desired outcome. So they'll handicap it to *promote* biases that they think are good, and only then will they defer to it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 01:02 PM (I2dne)

384 Here's another genius at Susan Kristol's twitter feed:

Dump Trump
@KYResistance18


I don't understand why people think HRC is a crook! So many uninformed people. It's sad really.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 01:02 PM (ptqGC)

385 So, more "Minority Report" or "Psycho Pass"?

Posted by: Hikaru (Allie) at August 22, 2019 01:02 PM (sm6Pk)

386 So... " Minority Report" was a foreshadowing.... gee, " Inception" should be something else, can't wait...

Posted by: kraken at August 22, 2019 01:00 PM (bCLt0)


Now, Inception was a great movie.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 01:02 PM (EcqY2)

387 Google bought Google Earth (Keyhole Corp). from In-Q-Tel (CIA) for two and a half billion dollars.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 22, 2019 01:03 PM (AzW6q)

388 China's Social Credit Score is coming our way. What could go wrong?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 22, 2019 01:03 PM (NVYyb)

389 So we want to listen in to every home and develop algorithms to identify individuals who might potentially murder the equivalent of a single tragic minivan crash of people every few years, but focusing gun control efforts on the demographics committing something like 80%+ of shootings and firearm murders is racism.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 22, 2019 01:04 PM (UxP0a)

390 *Helicopter whomp whomp whomp*

Trump to presstitutes : *insert person here* sucks

*Helicopter whomp whomp whomp*

You gotta love it.

Posted by: torabora at August 22, 2019 01:04 PM (g7jQE)

391 Since you brought it up, I just have to say that Minority Report was one of the worst, dumbest movies I had ever seen. It had nothing to do with any sort of reality ... fvcking "pre-cogs" ... Crappy story. Crappy movie.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 01:01 PM (EcqY2)
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It diverged from the source material pretty significantly. Philip K. Dick wrote a much better story. Same thing with "Paycheck." I enjoyed both of those novellas far more than the movie adaptations.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 01:04 PM (I2dne)

392 384
I don't understand why people think HRC is a crook! So many uninformed people. It's sad really.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 22, 2019 01:02 PM (ptqGC)

Because it's not a crime when a Demoncrat does it.

Posted by: Hikaru (Allie) at August 22, 2019 01:04 PM (sm6Pk)

393 There is always a tradeoff in regards to liberty versus security.... getting that right from On High, meaning Washington, is pretty much doomed to infringe on Liberty..... so.. what can YOU stomach in that regard????

Posted by: kraken at August 22, 2019 01:04 PM (bCLt0)

394 I hope they don't use those faggy VR gloves.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 22, 2019 01:05 PM (yQpMk)

395 Why? Why is it silly for DARPA money and research to have been involved in anyway in big tech? Hell, it's foolish to think otherwise.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 22, 2019 01:01 PM (QwmrN)


Sure DARPA is involved in big tech, but it didn't create Google or FarceBook. Just the idea that DARPA created FarceBook is ridiculous. Google is different. THat was real math and computation research .. but it wasn't DARPA that did it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 01:05 PM (EcqY2)

396 388 China's Social Credit Score is coming our way. What could go wrong?
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 22, 2019 01:03 PM (NVYyb)

Hey, maybe we would get to meet hot movie stars in the Overdrawn Social Credit camps!

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at August 22, 2019 01:05 PM (RD7QR)

397 >> . . .I shook so hard the rest of the day, I couldn't hold a glass of water. I know every excruciating detail of that event.

Wow, dagny.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 01:05 PM (bDqIh)

398 My migraine is back. Fuck.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 22, 2019 01:05 PM (QwmrN)

399 Leftists will gladly allow 100,000 people to die in the name of socialized medicine. Hey, what can you do, no system is perfect, right?

But if one person is shot, that's too many for them and all guns need to be banned.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:05 PM (FiUMj)

400 #387 So they spent the money on ammo, right?

Posted by: torabora at August 22, 2019 01:06 PM (g7jQE)

401 Remove your Fitbit and Apple watch before fapping.

A few months ago I saw a security researcher point out he'd found some military temporary bases out in the desert because fitbit was leaking geo-location information. So the guys out there doing PT were tracked running loops out in the middle of nowhere.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 22, 2019 01:06 PM (9t0Zz)

402 another "middle way" argument: Why don't people talk about involuntary commitment rules more often after these things happen?

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at August 22, 2019 01:06 PM (OTq1x)

403 Well, Facebook's algorithms eliminated Trump campaign ads recently. Wouldn't take much to identify Deplorables for constructive corrective measures with some tweaking.

Posted by: mrp at August 22, 2019 01:06 PM (Pqytn)

404 A whole lot of cowardice and cope about Trump in this thread. I do remember ace's apologia for the NSA after Snowden, so this wishy washy "somewhere in the middle" nonsense seems par for the course. If there is any justice in this world(there isn't) the people standing by while this happens should be the first to suffer from it.

And that reminds me, I wonder if the FBI's blind spot for ANTIFA will be included in this "precrime" state oppression as well. Unable to protest in the streets as a "free" American citizen because of violent paramilitary groups, unable to even protest in private due to state surveillance of potential mass shooters.

What exactly is conservatism even good for? What exactly do you say you do here?

Posted by: pissworld at August 22, 2019 01:06 PM (sxqdd)

405 >>So we want to listen in to every home and develop algorithms to identify individuals who might potentially murder the equivalent of a single tragic minivan crash of people every few years, but focusing gun control efforts on the demographics committing something like 80%+ of shootings and firearm murders is racism.


You can't argue with The Party of Science.

Posted by: garrett at August 22, 2019 01:06 PM (hHdnq)

406 Hey, maybe we would get to meet hot movie stars in the Overdrawn Social Credit camps!

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses


Fan Bingbing? Sign me up.

Posted by: pep at August 22, 2019 01:06 PM (T6t7i)

407 http://bit.ly/2MyINOM
*******
ABC News: "HAPPENING NOW: FBI announces indictments in massive money laundering scheme."
******
SOO??? I don't get my Millions???

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 22, 2019 01:06 PM (BqBId)

408 a DARPA-style program to analyze "neurobehavioral signs" of mental instability, drawing on data collected from Apple Watches, Fitbits, Amazon Echo, Google Home, and other devices

Include a GPS component. Are you standing on a street corner at 3 am? If so, you're likely to be involved in a shooting, in one capacity or another, in very short order.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 22, 2019 01:06 PM (jDEFw)

409 The President hears this and ...BAM! Cancels the visit. A mighty wind blows through Copenhagen LOL

Posted by: mrp at August 22, 2019 01:01 PM (Pqytn)


When you buy something or are making a strategic move always have it profit you at least two ways.
He's got a plan.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 22, 2019 01:06 PM (7cJE3)

410 Ever convicted of a felony or involuntarily committed? If so, did a government drone process the paperwork?


He shot up a ceiling, shot up a car, and that was ignored both times. He spent a lot of time saying that the navy was using ELF waves to create voices in his head. He was still given a clearance and a CAT card to enter the navy yard buildings.

My #2 son works for Booz Allen, after the Snowdon debacle, they do mental assessments frequently, you have to complete them to satisfy your yearly goals. They pay you to do it.

I hate all the big brother stuff, hate it. BUT it is somewhat reasonable to expect some sort of agreement between people that nutballs should be looked at. One of the reasons my husband escaped is that there was a woman there he always thought would go postal. He had an escape already planned for her event, which didn't happen.


In the old days, before we got so fucking poltically correct and before there were sitting duck zones, noticing people were insane and being armed was enough. Now we have to nanny state it because no one was willing to say that the black buddist Alexis was a fucking dangerous loon.

Posted by: dagny at August 22, 2019 01:07 PM (nRWPy)

411 389,

Yep

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 22, 2019 01:07 PM (czLDv)

412 From the WAPO, better known as Bezo's far leftwing blog?
I have to consider this pure bullshit.
If CNN confirms this, I'll know it is a lie.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at August 22, 2019 01:07 PM (pw+jk)

413
Joe Walsh and Bill Weld stand athwart Trumpism, yelling Stop, at a time when very few Republicans are inclined to do so, and very few conservatives have much patience with those who so urge it.
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 22, 2019 12:47 PM (BqBId)

Whoever is paying Kristol to come up with this material must have DEEP pockets.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 22, 2019 12:58 PM (NFEMn)






Kristol isn't coming up with this material. He's borderline plagiarizing William F Buckley's famous quote "A conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it."

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 22, 2019 01:07 PM (veoSD)

414 I'm sorry, Minority Report is ten times the movie that Paycheck is. It's textbook Spielberg, whereas Paycheck is a John Woo movie with so little John Woo touch as to be invisible.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 22, 2019 01:07 PM (oZ6kz)

415 That a man in a dress is a woman. That man in a dress has to be allowed to use any bathroom at any elementary school because he's a woman. The government said so, that's why, bigot.

Oh, and crazy people shouldn't have guns.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 22, 2019 01:07 PM (UxP0a)

416 Hey, we could have Alexa do the Sanity Assessments!!! Problem solved!!

Posted by: kraken at August 22, 2019 01:07 PM (bCLt0)

417
She defended Republicans, but she slept with me.
Posted by: The Paolo


You need some glasses, son. Not an attractive woman, at all. Not in the least....

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 22, 2019 01:07 PM (vcOmj)

418 Fan Bingbing? Sign me up.


Posted by: pep


Although my preference is for Jing Tian.

Posted by: pep at August 22, 2019 01:07 PM (T6t7i)

419 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 01:02 PM (I2dne)
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Here's the thing. The AIs are supposed to make decisions on data points. "The theoretical equality of all people" is not only not a data point--abstract "equality" is actually an abandonment of judgment of any difference being meaningful.

People become more and more distributed the more finely-measured data points are considered. To make a decision on any of those datapoints will not reinforce the "equality" of everyone in consideration.

Somebody picked what data points were significant and decision-makers--don't kid yourself about AI, people, it's just going to compute data points a lot faster than humans could ever do so.

Posted by: Axeman at August 22, 2019 01:07 PM (DuZls)

420 ABC News: "HAPPENING NOW: FBI announces indictments in massive money laundering scheme."

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Trump's "involvement" in 3...2...

Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 01:08 PM (RU4sa)

421 SIRI.

Am I sane?

Posted by: garrett at August 22, 2019 01:08 PM (hHdnq)

422 414 I'm sorry, Minority Report is ten times the movie that Paycheck is. It's textbook Spielberg, whereas Paycheck is a John Woo movie with so little John Woo touch as to be invisible.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 22, 2019 01:07 PM (oZ6kz)

=========

Retort:

John Woo is actually a bad director and is wildly overrated.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019 01:08 PM (iikV8)

423 Trump considers a lot of things I'm sure. Which is good. Doesn't mean he's going to act on them.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 22, 2019 01:08 PM (19g6/)

424 Why bother ..

San Francisco board rebrands 'convicted felon' as 'justice-involved person,' sanitizes other crime lingo

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, from now on a convicted felon or an offender released from custody will be known as a "formerly incarcerated person," or a "justice-involved" person or just a "returning resident."

A juvenile "delinquent" will now be called a "young person with justice system involvement," or a "young person impacted by the juvenile justice system."

And drug addicts or substance abusers, meanwhile, will become "a person with a history of substance use."

"We don't want people to be forever labeled for the worst things that they have done," Supervisor Matt Haney told the newspaper. "We want them ultimately to become contributing citizens, and referring to them as felons is like a scarlet letter that they can never get away from."

Posted by: SMOD at August 22, 2019 01:09 PM (3aI0K)

425 Me: Alexa, Am I too crazy to buy a gun?

Alexa: Who did you vote for?

Me: Trump

Alexa: Yes you are a lunatic and hence cannot own a gun.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:09 PM (FiUMj)

426 >>Dump Trump
@KYResistance18

I don't understand why people think HRC is a crook! So many uninformed people. It's sad really.
- - - -


What color is the sky in your universe, Susan?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 01:09 PM (bDqIh)

427 For The Paolo, zee quantity, how choo say, eet has a quality all eets own.

Posted by: The Paolo at August 22, 2019 01:09 PM (oZ6kz)

428
And I can only put it this simply: I'd rather be shot by a maniac than give the government one iota more power than it has.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 22, 2019 01:09 PM (AzW6q)

429 395 Why? Why is it silly for DARPA money and research to have been involved in anyway in big tech? Hell, it's foolish to think otherwise.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 22, 2019 01:01 PM (QwmrN)

Sure DARPA is involved in big tech, but it didn't create Google or FarceBook. Just the idea that DARPA created FarceBook is ridiculous. Google is different. THat was real math and computation research .. but it wasn't DARPA that did it.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 01:05 PM (EcqY2)

So the date project LifeLog was discontinued is literally the founding date of Facebook is yet another coincidence? Also, you are saying zero Defense money went to funding start up big tech companies and zero research made its way in there?
Ok.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 22, 2019 01:09 PM (QwmrN)

430 407 http://bit.ly/2MyINOM
*******
ABC News: "HAPPENING NOW: FBI announces indictments in massive money laundering scheme."
******
SOO??? I don't get my Millions???

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 22, 2019 01:06 PM (BqBId)


Beto's mom?

Posted by: Braenyard at August 22, 2019 01:09 PM (7cJE3)

431 It diverged from the source material pretty
significantly. Philip K. Dick wrote a much better story. Same thing with
"Paycheck." I enjoyed both of those novellas far more than the movie
adaptations.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 01:04 PM (I2dne)

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So many of Philip K. Dick's work has powered Pervywood. I guess they have run out of good Sci-Fi work so are doing reboots of 60s TV sitcoms and little Boys comic books... that and fucking anything under 11.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at August 22, 2019 01:09 PM (pw+jk)

432 421 SIRI.

Am I sane?
Posted by: garrett at August 22, 2019 01:08 PM (hHdnq)


No garrett... please report to your local police department, for adjustment.....

Posted by: kraken at August 22, 2019 01:09 PM (bCLt0)

433 Meh, doesn't matter.

I have the best medicine there is.

Grandbabies.

Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 01:09 PM (RU4sa)

434 426 >>Dump Trump
@KYResistance18

I don't understand why people think HRC is a crook! So many uninformed people. It's sad really.
- - - -


What color is the sky in your universe, Susan?
Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 01:09 PM (bDqIh)

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Hillary Clinton is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019 01:10 PM (iikV8)

435 I'm sorry, Minority Report is ten times the movie that Paycheck is. It's textbook Spielberg, whereas Paycheck is a John Woo movie with so little John Woo touch as to be invisible.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 22, 2019 01:07 PM (oZ6kz)
++++++++++
Surely. It wasn't a comparison of those two movies - Minority Report wins that hands-down. I just preferred to the book to the movie in both cases, is all.

Though Minority Report has that scene with the blind protagonist (post-surgery) eating all that rotten food. That scene has no reason to exist and is just there for gross-out factor.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 01:10 PM (I2dne)

436 Based on your vast experience of avoiding it?
Posted by: t-bird at August 22, 2019 12:39 PM (x/2Z

Heh!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2019 01:10 PM (a72/q)

437 >>"We don't want people to be forever labeled for the worst things that they have done," Supervisor Matt Haney told the newspaper. "We want them ultimately to become contributing citizens, and referring to them as felons is like a scarlet letter that they can never get away from."



OK, now do victims of social media suspensions.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 01:10 PM (bDqIh)

438 I just have to say that Minority Report was one of the worst, dumbest movies I had ever seen. It had nothing to do with any sort of reality ... fvcking "pre-cogs" ... Crappy story. Crappy movie.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 01:01 PM (EcqY2)

And yet, here we are talking about something similar with computer algorithms replacing pre-cogs.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 22, 2019 01:10 PM (ltuaO)

439 I'm sorry, Minority Report is ten times the movie that Paycheck is. It's textbook Spielberg, whereas Paycheck is a John Woo movie with so little John Woo touch as to be invisible.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 22, 2019 01:07 PM (oZ6kz)


Both Minority Report and Paycheck were retarded movies. Dumb and boring. They both check in at around the 2nd grade level - and that's only for slow 2nd graders.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 01:10 PM (EcqY2)

440 423 Trump considers a lot of things I'm sure. Which is good. Doesn't mean he's going to act on them.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 22, 2019 01:08 PM (19g6/)

Both parties support this shit, red flag laws, and TAPS.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 22, 2019 01:11 PM (QwmrN)

441 SIRI.

Am I sane?
Posted by: garrett at August 22, 2019 01:08 PM (hHdnq)
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Answer hazy. Ask Again.

Posted by: Eightball, covering for Siri on her lunchbreak. at August 22, 2019 01:11 PM (DuZls)

442 We don't want people to be forever labeled for the worst things that they have done,"

So, not a nazi then?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 22, 2019 01:11 PM (czLDv)

443
Retort:

John Woo is actually a bad director and is wildly overrated.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019 01:08 PM (iikV







But... but.... slow motion doves!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 22, 2019 01:11 PM (veoSD)

444 435 Surely. It wasn't a comparison of those two movies - Minority Report wins that hands-down. I just preferred to the book to the movie in both cases, is all.

Though Minority Report has that scene with the blind protagonist (post-surgery) eating all that rotten food. That scene has no reason to exist and is just there for gross-out factor.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 01:10 PM (I2dne)

=========

It demonstrates his complete helplessness right before the cops show up.

It has a purpose. Maybe it goes to far, but it definitely has a purpose.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019 01:11 PM (iikV8)

445 *looks over at garrett*

You ever wonder how many people have actually asked that of siri or alexa?

Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 01:11 PM (RU4sa)

446 Somebody picked what data points were significant and decision-makers--don't kid yourself about AI, people, it's just going to compute data points a lot faster than humans could ever do so.
Posted by: Axeman at August 22, 2019 01:07 PM (DuZls)
++++++++++++
Yes. The key is to make that hyper-efficient system biased in such a way that it punishes your enemies. If you find that it is punishing the wrong parties, then just rework it until you get the outcome you want.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 01:11 PM (I2dne)

447 Hillary Clinton is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019 01:10 PM (iikV


So you're pre-dodging a bullet.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 22, 2019 01:11 PM (aS1PU)

448 Disagree. Bullet in the Head, Hardboiled and the Red Cliff movies are legitimately good, and he has cranked out some very enjoyable schlock like Face/Off and Hard Target. I'l admit none of his English language movies are what you'd call "art."

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 22, 2019 01:12 PM (oZ6kz)

449 But.

He.

FIGHTS.

Posted by: Carl at August 22, 2019 01:12 PM (RSzjA)

450 Loads of concern on this subject all of a sudden. Deep concern and intense conservatism. And moist whining.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at August 22, 2019 01:12 PM (RD7QR)

451 443
Retort:

John Woo is actually a bad director and is wildly overrated.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019 01:08 PM (iikV







But... but.... slow motion doves!
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 22, 2019 01:11 PM (veoSD)

============

I sort of like a couple of his Hong Kong movies, but that's it. Everything he made in America is god-awful.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019 01:12 PM (iikV8)

452 Federal indictments were unsealed Thursday charging 75 people nationwide, 40 in San Diego, with involvement in an international money-laundering scheme.

Prosecutors said those charged have been involved with crimes ranging from drug distribution to money laundering.

Investigators seized more than $6 million, 95 kilograms of methamphetamine, 63 kilograms of heroin, 10 kilograms of fentanyl, 92 kilograms of cocaine, 252 kilograms of marijuana, and 20 firearms, including semiautomatic assault rifles and handguns.

Posted by: SMOD at August 22, 2019 01:12 PM (3aI0K)

453 Can you arrest someone for suspicion of intent?

Is that a real thing?

Posted by: eleven at August 22, 2019 01:12 PM (tH5fk)

454 Emmy, think it was *much* worse than that - Loughner's mother was an aide to a top local Dem official [sheriff?]. Thought it was known that he was sold a gun despite FFL reluctance, based on his obvious issues, due to political pressure/connections. In sum, a crazy shooter was enabled entirely by local Dem influence and LE, a perfect storm of culpability 1OO% inverted from the fairy tale the press and ignorant suburbanites live within.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2019 01:12 PM (QDnY+)

455 I know two felons. Both did stupid sh*t when they were in their 20s.

The trick is to not CONTINUE being a felon. If you keep doing stupid sh*t into your 40s and 50s, I *want* them to have a scarlet letter next to their other neck tattoos.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 22, 2019 01:12 PM (UxP0a)

456 If you find that it is punishing the wrong parties, then just rework it until you get the outcome you want.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 01:11 PM (I2dne

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Why bother? If it singles out the wrong sort of person, then no reasonable prosecutor would pursue them anyway.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 22, 2019 01:12 PM (AzW6q)

457 447 Hillary Clinton is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019 01:10 PM (iikV

So you're pre-dodging a bullet.
Posted by: DR.WTF at August 22, 2019 01:11 PM (aS1PU)

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While referencing a movie, yes.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019 01:12 PM (iikV8)

458 We could play " favorite director" while waiting for a new post........

Posted by: kraken at August 22, 2019 01:12 PM (bCLt0)

459 Posted by: pissworld at August 22, 2019 01:06 PM (sxqdd)
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You so funny!

Posted by: Margaret Cho at August 22, 2019 01:12 PM (hjaPQ)

460 Gee, a NeverTrumper (or at least anti-Trumper) reporting on something from the Washington Post. That convinces me!

Posted by: andycanuck at August 22, 2019 01:13 PM (Dh1wo)

461 Of course the CIA is in Big Tech.

Didn't you watch the last Jason Bourne movie?

Posted by: blaster at August 22, 2019 01:13 PM (ZfRYq)

462 442 So, not a nazi then?
Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 22, 2019 01:11 PM (czLDv)

They didn't mean you. You're still forever a Nazi to them.

And I'm a multi-type category traitor, which is even worse to them.

Posted by: Hikaru (Allie) at August 22, 2019 01:13 PM (sm6Pk)

463 Here's an article about the fitbit leaking information.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y2cs4vk4

The military responded by banning FitBits for deployed troops.


https://preview.tinyurl.com/y73v64ox

Posted by: bonhomme at August 22, 2019 01:13 PM (9t0Zz)

464 WTF is a "semiautomatic assault rifles"?

Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 01:13 PM (RU4sa)

465 Eh, pre-crime computer analysis is all fun and games right up to the moment the AI pre-crime detector tells us we need to nuke Baltimore.

So, I expect a short-lived pre-crime detector program followed by twenty years of disparate impact lawsuits.

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at August 22, 2019 01:13 PM (hdzef)

466 448 Disagree. Bullet in the Head, Hardboiled and the Red Cliff movies are legitimately good, and he has cranked out some very enjoyable schlock like Face/Off and Hard Target. I'l admit none of his English language movies are what you'd call "art."
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 22, 2019 01:12 PM (oZ6kz)

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They don't need to be art. They need to be entertaining. His Hong Kong stuff is okay to good, and that's it. That's not a lot of stuff to hang around his neck in terms of quality when he's made so much more.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019 01:13 PM (iikV8)

467 John Woo is actually a bad director and is wildly overrated.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019 01:08 PM (iikV
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Not by us!

Posted by: Doves at August 22, 2019 01:14 PM (iB1oa)

468 "11 Pffft. The fucking FIB had advance warning on the Boston assholes, the Orlando asshole, etc... Nothing done.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at August 22, 2019 12:07 PM (jsWA "



Ahhh, but if it's a matter of confiscating guns from a Normal or a Deplorable they'll be on it like white on rice.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 22, 2019 01:14 PM (XNDy+)

469 314
Facebook and Google were created by DARPA. Facebook was project LifeLog. I can't recall Google, but DARPA was involved.

Good chance DARPA is involved in all of them.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 22, 2019 12:51 PM (QwmrN)

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Have a retired friend who lives on 8chan and has sent me documentation claiming to prove that Google was founded by the CIA.


Before Trump's election, I would have disregarded; but with what we now know about the Deep State now ...

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 22, 2019 01:14 PM (WqPYg)

470


Here's another genius at Susan Kristol's twitter feed:

Dump Trump
@KYResistance18




KY Resistance? Taking it up the poop shoot?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 22, 2019 01:14 PM (WJUXr)

471 But if you want a direct comparison as to why Spielberg is better than Woo (which should be a pretty uncontroversial statement), look at the performance Spielberg got out of Cruise in Minority Report and compare it to Cruise in Mission Impossible: 2.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 22, 2019 01:14 PM (oZ6kz)

472 "We don't want people to be forever labeled for the worst things that
they have done," Supervisor Matt Haney told the newspaper. "We want them
ultimately to become contributing citizens, and referring to them as
felons is like a scarlet letter that they can never get away from."


Said the person who vilified Mitt Romney for cutting a classmate's hair in high school.

Posted by: pep at August 22, 2019 01:14 PM (T6t7i)

473 453 Can you arrest someone for suspicion of intent?

Is that a real thing?
Posted by: eleven at August 22, 2019 01:12 PM (tH5fk)

Yes. See family courts and family law.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 22, 2019 01:14 PM (QwmrN)

474 SIRI.

Am I sane?
Posted by: garrett at August 22, 2019 01:08 PM


*in a soothing voice*

Tell me about your mother, garrett....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 22, 2019 01:14 PM (ejd/p)

475 Broseidon, I'm normally with ya on these things, but Face/Off was a reeking pile of shit.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 22, 2019 01:14 PM (AzW6q)

476 Several years ago, Netflix streamed the director's cut of "Red Cliffs". Two movies for the story. Superb. The theatrical release, of course, was clip-clip-whaaat? awful.

Posted by: mrp at August 22, 2019 01:14 PM (Pqytn)

477 So the date project LifeLog was discontinued is literally the founding date of Facebook is yet another coincidence?

Dude, get a grip. Zuckerberg stole the idea from FarceBook from the twins whose FarceBook program he was hired to work on.

Also, you are saying zero Defense money went to funding start up big tech companies and zero research made its way in there?
Ok.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 22, 2019 01:09 PM (QwmrN)


"Ok" what?

This is a perfect example of a strawman. I never said anything even remotely similar to that. But, if you want to debate yourself go ahead. No need to involve me when you are handling both sides.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 01:15 PM (EcqY2)

478 467 John Woo is actually a bad director and is wildly overrated.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019 01:08 PM (iikV
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Not by us!
Posted by: Doves at August 22, 2019 01:14 PM (iB1oa)

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True. Otherwise you guys wouldn't get work.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019 01:15 PM (iikV8)

479 Jennifer Franco @jennfranconews
23m
#NEW: Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper launches his 2020 Senate bid in an effort to unseat incumbent GOP Sen. Cory Gardner, just days after dropping out the presidential race. #OANN
*******
One of the rons called this

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 22, 2019 01:15 PM (BqBId)

480 Siri, open the goddamned door! Siri! Dammit, open the door! Siri! ... Siri!

Posted by: Guy yelling at Siri to let him in at August 22, 2019 01:15 PM (0dmP2)

481 Investigators seized more than $6 million, 95 kilograms of methamphetamine, 63 kilograms of heroin, 10 kilograms of fentanyl, 92 kilograms of cocaine, 252 kilograms of marijuana, and 20 firearms, including semiautomatic assault rifles and handguns.

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That's so subtle that most people won't even realize what they're reading.

Were they illegal? If so, report that. If not, report how possession of firearms in certain crimes is illegal but hey, who cares because it's racism to charge people with that kind of stuff.

$5 says they were bought legally and not involved in any violent crimes.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 22, 2019 01:15 PM (UxP0a)

482
@BillKristol
Joe Walsh and Bill Weld stand athwart Trumpism, yelling Stop, at a time when very few Republicans are inclined to do so, and very few conservatives have much patience with those who so urge it.


Kap'n Bill Kristol, our Colossus of Toads

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 22, 2019 01:15 PM (pNxlR)

483 cannibal Bob!

I did not see that message. PLEASE contact Mark Andrew Edwards through his nic and get my email address from him. I would be thrilled if I could have yall for dinner (heh) or meet you somewhere for a cocktail the next time you're out here.

Morons gotta moron, you know.

Posted by: comrade nurse ratched at August 22, 2019 01:15 PM (d7Ww2)

484 >>KY Resistance? Taking it up the poop shoot?


Dry.

Posted by: garrett at August 22, 2019 01:15 PM (hHdnq)

485 I have said many times it is Phillip K. Dick's world, we just live in it.

Posted by: blaster at August 22, 2019 01:15 PM (ZfRYq)

486 If the FEDS will take away your children based on allegations and intent and precrime, and people do nothing, don't ya think they will take your guns?

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 22, 2019 01:15 PM (QwmrN)

487 I thought KY fought resistance not aid it??

Posted by: andycanuck at August 22, 2019 01:15 PM (Dh1wo)

488 Of course the CIA is in Big Tech.

Didn't you watch the last Jason Bourne movie?
Posted by: blaster at August 22, 2019 01:13 PM (ZfRYq)


When the boys were developing google, DARPA was developing Carnivore. Google was child's play, and forget facespace.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 22, 2019 01:16 PM (aS1PU)

489 It demonstrates his complete helplessness right before the cops show up.

It has a purpose. Maybe it goes to far, but it definitely has a purpose.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019 01:11 PM (iikV
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it demonstrates the desire of the director to be revolting. I understand the point you're making but even then it isn't reasonable. Any person (besides lepers, maybe) would *immediately* feel a rotten plate of food go "squish" in a wildly different-than-expected way. Or smell it as raising it to his mouth. The same scene could have made the point better by having him squish over the rotten food, curse, stumble around trying to wipe his hands on something, and trying again. But they went for maximum gross-out instead.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 22, 2019 01:16 PM (I2dne)

490 476 Several years ago, Netflix streamed the director's cut of "Red Cliffs". Two movies for the story. Superb. The theatrical release, of course, was clip-clip-whaaat? awful.
Posted by: mrp at August 22, 2019 01:14 PM (Pqytn)

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I enjoyed Red Cliff.

Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 01:16 PM (RU4sa)

491 474 SIRI.

Am I sane?
Posted by: garrett at August 22, 2019 01:08 PM

*in a soothing voice*

Tell me about your mother, garrett....
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 22, 2019 01:14 PM (ejd/p)

Garret, sane people don't hang out on sites that are run by furry aliens. And don't resist the drugs, dear, they're for your own good.

Posted by: Siri, soothingly at August 22, 2019 01:16 PM (RD7QR)

492 nood

Posted by: dagny at August 22, 2019 01:16 PM (nRWPy)

493 The short story does a better job of showing that pre-crime is definitely a flawed system. In the movie, the two times we know the system doesn't work both happened because someone with inside knowledge and/or knowledge of their expected future were the perpetrator.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 22, 2019 01:16 PM (oZ6kz)

494 and 20 firearms, including semiautomatic assault rifles and handguns.
Posted by: SMOD at August 22, 2019 01:12 PM (3aI0K)

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Were they regular semiautomatics or the fully automatic versions?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:16 PM (FiUMj)

495 471 But if you want a direct comparison as to why Spielberg is better than Woo (which should be a pretty uncontroversial statement), look at the performance Spielberg got out of Cruise in Minority Report and compare it to Cruise in Mission Impossible: 2.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 22, 2019 01:14 PM (oZ6kz)

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I agree, but I would also argue that Spielberg isn't really an actor's director. He's more of a setpiece kind of guy who understands story structure (so, you know, a much better de Palma). The fact that he also gets good performances from actors consistently says something to his process.

He's not guiding performances, he's quick firing from behind the camera. "That was boring! Do something else!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019 01:16 PM (iikV8)

496 Apologies if someone has posted this thought -

If I'm arrested for merely carrying a knife or gun in a school, aren't I being arrested on a pre-crime basis?

Posted by: Gref at August 22, 2019 01:16 PM (AMIL/)

497 However, it's difficult to justify carrying a rifle, multiple magazines, and 200 rounds of ammunition while shopping at Walmart.
Posted by: Braenyard at August 22, 2019 01:00 PM (7cJE3)

All the open carry activists do is freak people out when they walk into a business with a longarm slung over their shoulder. That autistic shit is counterproductive.

Posted by: Monty James at August 22, 2019 01:16 PM (Zqz9o)

498 And yet, here we are talking about something similar with computer algorithms replacing pre-cogs.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 22, 2019 01:10 PM (ltuaO)


This is not similar and computer algorithms and electronic spies are not related to the ridiculous fantasy of pre-cognition in any way, shape, or form.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 01:16 PM (EcqY2)

499 nood

morans

Posted by: eleven at August 22, 2019 01:17 PM (tH5fk)

500 Have a retired friend who lives on 8chan and has sent me documentation claiming to prove that Google was founded by the CIA.

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Didn't an executive from Google travel with the US government to meet with Snowden for some bizarre reason?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 22, 2019 01:17 PM (UxP0a)

501 San Francisco board rebrands 'convicted felon' as 'justice-involved person,' sanitizes other crime lingo

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, from now on a convicted felon or an offender released from custody will be known as a "formerly incarcerated person," or a "justice-involved" person or just a "returning resident."

A juvenile "delinquent" will now be called a "young person with justice system involvement," or a "young person impacted by the juvenile justice system."

And drug addicts or substance abusers, meanwhile, will become "a person with a history of substance use."

"We don't want people to be forever labeled for the worst things that they have done," Supervisor Matt Haney told the newspaper. "We want them ultimately to become contributing citizens, and referring to them as felons is like a scarlet letter that they can never get away from."
Posted by: SMOD


Charles Manson - Otherworldly Existence Facilitator

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2019 01:17 PM (/c+/z)

502 >>Broseidon, I'm normally with ya on these things, but Face/Off was a reeking pile of shit.


Careful.

We all know Ace gets touchy when people bag on Nicholas Cage.

Posted by: garrett at August 22, 2019 01:17 PM (hHdnq)

503 So many of Philip K. Dick's work has powered Pervywood. I guess they have run out of good Sci-Fi work so are doing reboots of 60s TV sitcoms and little Boys comic books... that and fucking anything under 11.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at August 22, 2019 01:09 PM (pw+jk)
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Dick had one of the best visions/oeurves for fiction writing in a future setting. His ideas tended to be big--but the stories were about the characters.

He was a little like Vonnegut, in my estimation, except that Dick could actually find a way to make the main character conflict organically illustrate the thematic conflict, and Vonnegut largely chose to make fun of SF fans.

Posted by: Eightball, covering for Siri on her lunchbreak. at August 22, 2019 01:17 PM (DuZls)

504 John Woo is actually a bad director and is wildly overrated.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 22, 2019 01:08 PM (iikV
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Not by us!
Posted by: Doves at August 22, 2019 01:14 PM (iB1oa)

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True. Otherwise you guys wouldn't get work.
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But we work for peanuts!

Posted by: Doves at August 22, 2019 01:17 PM (iB1oa)

505 464 WTF is a "semiautomatic assault rifles"?

Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 01:13 PM (RU4sa)


Marlin 22

Posted by: Braenyard at August 22, 2019 01:18 PM (7cJE3)

506 One of the rons called this
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 22, 2019 01:15 PM (BqBId)

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It wasn't me, but it's the obvious play... Gardner is absolutely, 100% going to lose next year to any Democrat who runs. The CO Dems could run the Chuck-E-Cheese shooter and he'd be seated in the Senate.

And Hick is our most prominent Dem, so he's likely a lock for this.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 22, 2019 01:18 PM (AzW6q)

507 Trump knows how this works.

AI algorithm points out crime.

Someone notes the "disparate impact" and it stops.

Posted by: blaster at August 22, 2019 01:18 PM (ZfRYq)

508 Non-citizens account for 25%+ of all federal property, fraud, and drug arrests.


Forget the % of non-citizens in federal lock-up.


Both are double or more the % of non-citizens [guesstimated] in the total population.


A secure border, rule of law in immigration, and even legal immigration - nope, no problems there. Why do you ask? Here, let me show you Graham's latest DACA proposal, or maybe you'd be interested in this senate GOP appropriations package that provides zero plus-ups for border security or dealing with the completely artificial "asylum" disaster?

Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2019 01:18 PM (QDnY+)

509 and he has cranked out some very enjoyable schlock like Face/Off

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 22, 2019 01:12 PM (oZ6kz)


Oh no!! We need an intervention, here ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 01:19 PM (EcqY2)

510 424
Why bother ..



San Francisco board rebrands 'convicted felon' as 'justice-involved person,' sanitizes other crime lingo



According to the San Francisco Chronicle, from now on a convicted
felon or an offender released from custody will be known as a "formerly
incarcerated person," or a "justice-involved" person or just a
"returning resident."



A juvenile "delinquent" will now be called a "young person with
justice system involvement," or a "young person impacted by the juvenile
justice system."



And drug addicts or substance abusers, meanwhile, will become "a person with a history of substance use."



"We don't want people to be forever labeled for the worst things
that they have done," Supervisor Matt Haney told the newspaper. "We want
them ultimately to become contributing citizens, and referring to them
as felons is like a scarlet letter that they can never get away from."



Posted by: SMOD at August 22, 2019 01:09 PM (3aI0K)
Commit a felony, get arrested and convicted - you are a convicted felon. Period. Just like if you sucked a dick, even one time (San Fran should get this analogy) - you are a cock sucker for life.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 22, 2019 01:19 PM (N39Ws)

511 I find Face/Off fun, which is all it's supposed to be. But sure, I can't say it's really any better than, say, Broken Arrow.

Broken Arrow certainly has better bit actors (Daniel Von Bargen, Kurtwood Smith and Delroy Lindo!)

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 22, 2019 01:20 PM (oZ6kz)

512 Investigators seized more than $6 million, 95 kilograms of methamphetamine, 63 kilograms of heroin, 10 kilograms of fentanyl, 92 kilograms of cocaine, 252 kilograms of marijuana, and 20 firearms, including semiautomatic assault rifles and handguns.

Posted by: SMOD at August 22, 2019 01:12 PM (3aI0K)


Beto's mom?

Posted by: Braenyard at August 22, 2019 01:21 PM (7cJE3)

513 Trump Trolling?


or Ivanka imposing her "New York values" on daddy?


Someone said Ivanka had her nice White House office all picked out, preferring Melania get a smaller office down the hall or some such. Daddy's little girl ... dangerous. She said she's always remain friends with (crooked) Chelsea.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 22, 2019 01:23 PM (Cus5s)

514 #NEW: Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper launches his 2020 Senate bid in an effort to unseat incumbent GOP Sen. Cory Gardner, just days after dropping out the presidential race. #OANN
*******
One of the rons called this
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit

The Front Range of Colorado has been Californicated. They all know what a great guy Hickeypooper is, so yea, he's in.
They now have a millionaire gay governor.

Colorado becomes more like California every year.

I used to love visiting that place and dreamed of moving there. No more.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 22, 2019 01:25 PM (vcOmj)

515 Brave seems to work fine on my Win10 machine. But if you want extensions, such as a video downloader, you have to go to the Chrome Web Store. That's hardly private, is it?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2019 01:26 PM (ClOmq)

516 But.

He.

FIGHTS.



I can't spare this man.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 22, 2019 01:26 PM (yQpMk)

517 IF Trump actually said this, it was for one purpose. And it was done beautifully.

He has just warned all of us of what big tech's plans are.

Posted by: Sooner at August 22, 2019 01:50 PM (Fs5vw)

518 drawing on data collected from Apple Watches, Fitbits, Amazon Echo, Google Home, and other devices. Isn't the future grand?
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Alexa...are you listening in on my private conversations?

Alexa: "No, of course not."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2019 02:10 PM (CDGwz)

519 Has the Pres watched the final six episodes of CBS' Elementary? Very similar to the bad guy's plans.

Posted by: Xknight at August 22, 2019 02:38 PM (3Ef4g)

520 News splash yesterday that North Carolina's Durham county dropped 53% of cases of gun use/possession by already convicted felons.

Doesn't surprise me at all and you can be darn sure that 0% will be dropped for the oncoming white folks getting snagged with a 30rd AR15 magazine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAIh04Pab1Q

Posted by: doesky2 at August 22, 2019 02:40 PM (OpyxE)

521 I'm VERY glad the Volusia County sheriff's department stopped that 15-year-old threatening a school shootout, and I wrote to the sheriff to tell him so. A terrible atrocity was prevented.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 03:02 PM (mk9aG)

522 Well, if he wanted to insure he'd lose the election he'd do this. So, either it's a bunch of bs to scare off leftists from doing that to the right and making them see it's a bad idea hoping that they trash that idea real quick, or he is tired of being President, and I don't think he is tired of being President. Or??

Posted by: SHA at August 22, 2019 03:59 PM (eLvFT)

523 The very first questions asked before any law/program is considered must clarify that in no way shall said laws/programs violate in any way the Constitutional rights of American citizens nor their rightful liberty to the exercise thereof.

But that's white-think so raacist so evil.

Posted by: DrDean at August 23, 2019 11:07 AM (zkimx)

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