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  1. Wordle 201 4/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜🟩 🟩⬜⬜⬜🟩 🟩⬜⬜⬜🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
  2. That was pretty fun but I got lucky with my first two guesses.
  3. https://www.reddit.com/r/Unexpected/comments/rxe9lu/just_an_old_grandma_with_dementia/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3
  4. Sounds like they need to import a pack of Tibetan Mastiffs.
  5. I don't know him and don't understand how facebook works but for whatever reason it let me post the plot summary for him.
  6. You're literally pulling shit from the opposite side of the planet to complain about the situation in the US?
  7. Judge Pitman didn't think much of Abbott's anti-Twitter law. Legal eagles or anyone with a basic understanding of the first amendment knew this thing was DOA but the order leaves no doubt. https://netchoice.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/51.-ORDER.pdf
  8. I own guns but the wife won't let them in the house because reasons. I don't really care and I don't really care about gun rights or gun ownership. Buuuuut, I would be interested in seeing what the statistical danger is from school shootings to an average student. They're all a tragedy and one is too many and so forth and so on but I'm getting the feeling that as an absolute danger, they're way down the list from walking through the parking lot and water spills in the cafeteria.
  9. I really hate the term "flavor profile."
  10. They say this because to hold the government liable for the shooting there has to be a policy that allowed for the use of deadly force under those circumstances. That's section 1983 law. Now them saying he violated policy won't really make a shit but they are doing what they can to cover their asses.
  11. I love my HOA. I've lived in my house for about nine years and have never heard a peep from them. I don't know what the neighborhood rules are, who is on the HOA board, when they meet or what exactly they do other than manage the trash pickup contract. That's quality governance right there.
  12. Imma put this hear because there were no injuries. I'm driving on the I-10 service road in spring branch. You may have heard we have bad drivers in Houston sometimes. This dipshit going about sixty cuts across two lanes to get in front of two cars (including me) about to merge onto 10. He does not see that there is a curb protecting the merge lane. He hits that bad boy at full speed, sparks fly, he loses control, side swipes a retaining wall, hit some more shit and limps to a crawl on the entrance ramp. His shit is all fucked up and he takes the exit. It's little joys like this that make life worth living.
  13. This ADA is doing an excellent job of establishing self defense.
  14. Yeah, I get that. I guess I'm just not comfortable with the kid and the gun. Had the kid had a stick and been in the same situation and beat the guy to death, he'd be screwed. Cause he would have had to beat him a bunch of times and a good chunk of that beating would have happened after the threat was neutralized. If he had a knife and stabbed him a dozen times, he'd probably be screwed. A gun is different because it is such an overwhelming escalation of any force or threat other than another gun. And that idiot kid is the one who injected an ar-15 into the scenario. I guess I'm just not a Rambo type who thinks idiots should be running around riots carrying assault weapons. I would have a very high threshold before a person can legally start shooting another person. If you want to carry around the any-confrontation-Trump-card, I think you should have a legal duty to act with the utmost care. I don't think standard self defense law really accounts for that.
  15. Yeah, that certainly would change the calculus. But it still doesn't seem like a slam dunk. People threaten to kill folks all the time, especially in the heat of the moment. But they almost never do it. The percentage of angry dudes who actually kill someone after making that threat in a confrontation is what? A tenth of a percent? I don't think the threat get you there alone. Add in the chasing, maybe. But I'm still uncomfortable activating a license to kill in the absence of an true, imminent threat - like a gun or knife coming at you or being on the receiving end of a serious beating. It's a hard line to find.
  16. I read part of this thread and watch some of the testimony. I get the arguments both sides are making. The question that I have is if you approach someone with a gun, say "fuck you," and grab at it, does that give the gun owner the right to shoot you? Even if you add it the crazy atmosphere and the erratic behavior, are you reasonably in such fear of death or serious bodily injury (or whatever the particular standard is) that you can then shoot the guy?
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