Long day in Court today, which means an open thread for you. All topics welcome.
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The Maldives Chamber of Commerce is going to love these pictures
Not making excuses. It was a major clusterf&ck. actually more than one. Still, how much fun can it be to be the whipping person of a bunch of ridiculous canting windbags who only care to the extent of the airtime it gives them.
Whether it's a work thing or a family thing, I am not a big fan of crisis - never been much of an adrenaline junkie! - or even of waiting for the other shoe to drop.
I laugh about how boring my life is, but in reality, it's not so much boring I go for, but calm. Some people think they are the same, but they're definitely not.
Remember how we thought it was so hard when our kids were little? How we thought it was just so stressful to be the mother of a 2-year old or a 5-year old? I mean, it was hard, and it was stressful, for that time, but God, little did we know that one day, those baby/toddler years would seem so easy.
Years later, when my girls were teenagers, I realized that as trying as those younger phases of life were, at least we knew where they were and what they were doing...there's more terror in being a parent of a young adult than I ever dreamed.
Ferguson police still refusing to wear ID and ...
The practice violates FPD rules.
DSM Register Poll: Ernst 44% Braley 38%
Evidently the majority of statewide poll takers support her despite (or maybe because of):
But maybe you meant the DMR (Des Moines Register) poll, not the DSM poll...
Although it may be a distinction without a difference.
The models are also now in agreement -- unlike last week -- that Iowa's open seat tilts in state Sen. Joni Ernst's (R) favor albeit narrowly. Election Lab shows Ernst with an 83 percent probability of winning but that looks like the outlier as Leo has it at 61 percent and FiveThirtyEight at 56 percent. (The Real Clear Politics poll of polls has Ernst up by two points over Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley.)
And here's the incident report in the case.
On the other hand, it's kind of shocking to read well educated people on this blog (a criminal defense site), who don't seem to understand that there is no way Wilson's attorney is going to let him get under oath for a similar allegation while an ongoing investigation is still proceeding. It would be ineffective assistance of counsel at best (and Wilson's Sixth Amendment rights would likely be violated), and malpractice at worst.
Does seem to be a pattern in Ferguson,
Hard to determine what reports are missing when their reporting is so shoddy and they use every means in their power (like excessive fees) to kept from releasing pertinent information.
Didn't know Sunni was such a majority
Didn't' really know why they split
Didn't know it goes all the way back to the beginning of the faith
The meme that aside from historical influences there's something inherently vicious and fanatical about Islam is probably no more true about Islam than it is about Hinduism.
Needless to say, that part of the book did not age well. Hopefully the same will be true of those statements about Islam.
I think Jung was referring more to Europeans in general though..
It's obvious that there are unhinged people - sometimes in high places - with a perverse love of death and destruction. Hitler and his sycophants and people like General Curtis Lemay and the rest of the Bircher wing of the Joint Chiefs who literally wanted to start WWIII over Cuba "going communist".