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nowaypablo  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Soon we’ll all be cancelled

How do I send this to my girlfriend without losing my girlfriend.

nowaypablo  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ennio Morricone died

Met him once at some random dinner, apparently my mom used to be friends with his son. I've got a 1966 copy of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly soundtrack on vinyl in great condition.

This man will always be a legend.

The two-handed water drink was real. I'm pretty sure it had been documented before, possibly on his campaign trail?

The ramp shuffle seems a little blown out of proportion lol, the guy is 6'3 and he's just a lot of person. I think he was just being careful.

Ho-ly shit. Hahaha. That kid had no idea what he was getting into.

That uniform is a half-inch thick wool coat and I sweat through it front and back lol. Holding onto it for when my future kid/s fit in for my own amusement.

Branched FA! Going to Ft. Sill, OK for BOLC until about August 2021 and then Ft. Wainwright, AK for 2-3 years. After that, no way to tell as of now. I'm heading back to WP in a few days to help facilitate their basic training until late August. It'd be a privilege to touch base with you if you're ever in any of these areas, by the way.

We couldn't burst into laughter but god damn it the whole speech was hysterical. Amazingly, the President did not go off script save for one or two instances where we all held our breaths and prepared for a downward spiral--it never came. It seemed like he was trying his best to keep it together. And thank you, off to bigger and better things.

nowaypablo  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 'Cops,’ Long-Running Reality Show That Glorified Police, Is Canceled

Too familiar a story. This pains me. A&E didn't bother keeping it because investigators "didn't ask." Investigation concluded, and the story ends there until someone causes enough of a stir to take a second look at what happened when some or all of the evidence is long gone. Good to see ya btw taco.

nowaypablo  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 'Cops,’ Long-Running Reality Show That Glorified Police, Is Canceled

Live PD and Live Rescue are both fucking insane shows.

"Hey I stopped you over for this busted taillight."

two minutes later

"So luckily we were able to recover 62 pounds of cocaine with cartel identifiers from this truck"

nowaypablo  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Tom Cotton’s Fascist Op-Ed

You’d think so. Which is what makes it even more baffling. How would you explain that photo from the news? :D

Good to hear from you boss, same to you.

nowaypablo  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Tom Cotton’s Fascist Op-Ed

Just for the record, Milley has been notorious for at least a decade for giving barely half of a whole fuck about his uniform.

I’d offer the counter-perspective of GEN Milley signaling a militant stance. He actually gives such a small fraction of a fuck about showing up to the President’s eyes-wide-shut party that he couldn’t be bothered to dress up. Considering he’s pretty much said it in official memo format, this is far more likely to me.

nowaypablo  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Short Statement from Chairman of the Joint Chiefs [PDF]


nowaypablo  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Minneapolis Votes to Disband Police Department

I think you nailed it, well said.

nowaypablo  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Minneapolis Votes to Disband Police Department

Whities be whitin', indubitably. The follow-on question to how far your vote goes, is what the criteria ought to be for placing backstops and speedbumps in a pure democracy for the greater social good. When and how do we say, "despite your fair and equal election, we're gonna do it this way." Is there a way to do that, without civil unrest and lives endangered and lost, when a majority of people in a locality clearly support the status quo.

nowaypablo  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Oh man

Oh hell yeah! No more late night IRC linkups :'(

nowaypablo  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: In which the deep state attempts a coup

Ah, I see your point. Luckily throughout history, the collective American daddy issue is nothing a little exposure therapy can't tackle.

nowaypablo  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Oh man

As of some memos pushed out from on high, and two or three briefs in the last 24 hours, it seems (edit: in my personal opinion) that the Army (idk about the rest) has come to a consistent and correct page on this. Unfortunately that's all I can say about it but trust that, as an apolitical body, we seem to be standing fast against the political agents that would like us to break that habit. Couple guys lost their jobs or used their blessing of retirement in defense of that, too.

nowaypablo  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Oh man

Ay! You too!

nowaypablo  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: In which the deep state attempts a coup

OK, I realize I misread kb's post on that one; the establishment of the Senate was quite literally, as you said, for the purpose of appeasing the smaller states (minority power). I had it in my head that he was arguing that the Senate was established to oppress minority states. Anyway thanks for the reminder that I need to brush up on my constitutional history.

    Edit: I guess what I want to highlight is that there's an enduring myth that these institutions had some brilliant political theory behind them, that the Founding Fathers had genius and vision, and not that they were the result of shitty people acting like shit heads because they saw that they could get a better deal for themselves. Same as it ever was.

Well, maybe that's kind of what makes it brilliant. It wasn't a product of some monarch's self-proclaimed genius, or divine intervention, or academic experts who, given the time period, believed most ailments could be solved by slapping some cocaine on it. Instead, it was a series of power-brokering, leveraging for selfish ends, truly politics as we know it until a compromise was reached. I'd argue that's what makes it a reliable, integral document: its means and motives are no mystery at all, they're unabashedly human. e- then again this whole experiment was designed with great exclusivity by a very small group of people who absolutely loved themselves, so its a flimsy point to make on my part.

nowaypablo  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Minneapolis Votes to Disband Police Department

The riots did not give us protection under law, or constitution. They gave America an un-ignorable reminder that the LGBT community has been oppressed (including legally) and abused (including legally) in NYC and across the country. It’s not an accident that the protests today accomplish the same regarding the oppression of people of color. Rioting is an expensive but effective tool for awareness. But I’m not so sure it helps cops beat civilians less, or defend gay nightclubs from predatory mob bosses and denial of healthcare. My point is that action within the municipal and higher govt systems, and the force of unified constituents, pushed the system into a safer place despite itself after the fact, and there is no guarantee that rioting is causal to change, or beneficial in any way. If a group of people feel entitled to catharsis, so be it, but they ought to be accountable and admit their intention outright. I haven’t fleshed this reasoning out yet to be frank, but I hope you see my point. Regardless this is really beside the point here and I don’t want to fight you on semantics either because I prefer not enter “youre not wrong, youre just an asshole” territory.

For the record, I’m not in the military because I believe “violence solves problems.” Violence causes pain, and death, as intended. Nothing more. To attribute progress to violence is to forfeit any semblance of reason to coexist as humans in any meaningful way; there’s a reason governments depend on a monopoly of violence to legitimize their sovereignty. Not that it matters, but I joined because I’d rather be the one accountable and held responsible for the management of violence than anyone else. This is my way of bearing the full burden of our social contract in a manner that leaves no room for false justification or pageantry. My oath includes the responsibility to disobey an order that is unlawful, unethical, or otherwise patently ill intended.