Afternoon Links

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

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25 Responses to “Afternoon Links”

  1. #1 |  JS | 

    One thing about DSK’s “perp walk” is that it once again exposed the cruel, vindicative, vengeful, career seeking don’t give a fuck about justice nature of the American legal system. Once again the world loses a little more faith in the indispensible nation.

  2. #2 |  boomshanka | 

    Yes an appropriate use of SWAT, but even here they first called the perp on his cell phone and attempted to negotiate his surrender.

  3. #3 |  Irving Washington | 

    I was momentarily worried that Gene Healy had been arrested.

  4. #4 |  SJE | 

    re: proper use of the SWAT team. Not only was the guy strongly linked to multiple murders and shootings hours before but:
    (1) no “confidential informants” but a prison buddy who told cops that the guy was in his house
    (2) cops called first and tried to get guy to surrender
    (3) No pets killed

  5. #5 |  Aresen | 

    Cicsco to help China spy on its citizens.

    Cuck Fisco.

  6. #6 |  Yizmo Gizmo | 

    Good to see the flight attendant story went viral.What’s the take home message of the airline’s actions? Maybe this:
    “We will be bitches to you, the paying customer, from lift-off to landing, and if you try to document it, or complain, we will throw your sorry ass off the plane.”

  7. #7 |  Aresen | 

    You either Fly With US or you are against US.

  8. #8 |  Joe | 

    DSK’s accuser suing the Post for libel for calling her a hooker?

    Casey Anthony not guilty?

    I think Nancy Grace is going to have a severe case of whiplash!

  9. #9 |  treefroggy | 

    ” Cicsco to help China spy on its citizens. ”

    Hopefully their routers have Spell Check.

  10. #10 |  Highway | 

    Hey, lookit that. Can’t convict her of anything… except lying to the government!

    Is there some part of an investigation where you swear to tell the truth to all government investigators? I know there is in court. It’s called perjury, you know, after you swear to tell the truth. But is anything told to the police a sworn statement? I think I know the answer. It’s just at ‘hah! Gotcha!’ Bullshit charge that they get when they can’t get anything else.

  11. #11 |  Jay | 

    #10, of course, the police can lie to you. You just can’t lie to them.

    We all know that the solution is to never talk to the police, ever.

  12. #12 |  Chris Berez | 

    Piff the Magic Dragon rules!

  13. #13 |  DarkEFang | 

    Most of those comments on the Orlando Sentinal article about the Casey Anthony verdict look like they should be scrawled in crayon on a wall somewhere.

  14. #14 |  Aresen | 

    The last media trial I paid attention to was the initial Simpson murder trial; since then, I have avoided paying attention insofar as possible.

    It appears I made the right choice in the Anthony trial.

  15. #15 |  shecky | 

    That second trick is pretty damn clever.

  16. #16 |  Helmut O' Hooligan | 

    RE: Cisco & China

    This could be one of those examples that tests the integrity of libertarians. If you are disturbed by this story, you may well be a libertarian (or you are a progressive who will no doubt blame this on libertarians and their “free market” theories). If you think this is just Cisco trying to “stay competitive” then you are probably a neo-liberal (or a conservative) who conflates corporatism with “the free market.”

    By the way, Radley passed the test with flying colors. Corporatism and libertarianism do not mix!

  17. #17 |  yonemoto | 

    Just saw penn and teller in vegas. I got them to sign the criminal injustice issue of Reason, and I plan on sending it to a college friend who has become a local prosecutrix in Arizona, letting her know that we’ll be rooting for her when she has to make the hard choices.

  18. #18 |  Marty | 

    hats off to the SWAT guys for stopping this nut before he got anyone else…

  19. #19 |  Goober | 

    That SWAT raid is what they’re for and how it’s supposed to be done. Bravo to the brave police officers that put an end to this dirtbag with extreme prejudice.

  20. #20 |  asscore | 

    Why is that story the proper use of a SWAT team?

    If the guy really did rip him off him and his family got exactly what they deserved.

  21. #21 |  Helmut O' Hooligan | 

    “He obviously indicated that he intended to seek revenge against the one victim. There’s no explanation that I’m aware of as to why he would have shot at and killed multiple victims, including a 2-year-old child.”

    I second Marty’s sentiments, as well as Radley’s assessment of the situation. The hunt for a violent career criminal, apparently involved in killing multiple people–including a baby–definitely qualifies as a justifiable use of SWAT. And now this burden on society can’t hurt anyone anymore. Taking the available facts into consideration, I think this is a win-win for surviving victims and law abiding, tax-paying citizens.

    Now if we could just eliminate all of the unnecessary SWAT raids on non-violent people I would feel a little better.

  22. #22 |  Helmut O' Hooligan | 

    #20 Asscore:
    “If the guy really did rip him off him and his family got exactly what they deserved.”

    Oh yeah. The two year old deserved to die too fucktard. Spoken like a true thug. Or maybe just a run-of-the-mill a psychopathic troll. Please go find a blog that accommodates anti-social turds. Might I suggest

  23. #23 |  Juice | 


    It’s a trick deck that you can buy. The guy sells them with directions on how to do the trick. It’s all about how you arrange the cards as you’re laying them out. They are not all blank all over. Notice there are 3 cards with words on them. These separate the three words of the answer. “OF” is always there so you don’t have to worry about that. There are 4 choices for the third word, so 4 combinations of cards to spell out “HEARTS” “CLUBS” etc. The first word has to be a total bitch to remember, though.

  24. #24 |  Mannie | 

    Police and SWAT teams surrounded the home in Trainer, about 15 miles southwest of Philadelphia, and contacted the armed suspect by cellphone.

    Yet when they think a big stakes poker game is going on, they kick in the door. When they think a school loan fraud is in the house they kick in the door. When they think an armed criminal is inside, they try to call him out non violently and only go in if they have no choice.

    Good work on shooting the perp, though. Save us a trial.

  25. #25 |  glasnost | 

    Cisco to help China spy on its citizens.

    I see market mechanisms everywhere in the world, but I don’t see liberty.