Late Morning Links

Friday, October 28th, 2011
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  1. #1 |  Stanely Ketchel, Middleweight | 

    Come on Radley. That’s bullshit. FORMER Knights of Columbus Hall. You can sell a church and the new owners can turn it into a whorehouse, doesn’t mean it’s still a church.

    Jack Johnson may have knocked the shit out of me but I’m still capable of throwing a punch, old as I am.

  2. #2 |  Elliot | 

    Juxtaposed with the “Knights of Columbus” story, I figured the elks debauchery involved some sort of Elks Lodge.

    Too bad, it would have been a good story to tell my brother-in-law, who is an Elks member.

  3. #3 |  Bad Medicine | 

    So…. Nothing illegal happening at the parties… but STOP IT!

    Gotta love municipal codes that can be brought to bear when all else fails… and never forget disturbing “the peace of others of ordinary sensibilities”…

  4. #4 |  Yizmo Gizmo | 

    “The officers were shocked by the open performance of sex acts everywhere in this place,” Connolly said. “They literally said everywhere you turned around there was an open sex act occurring and nobody was hiding it — boom, it was there.”

    I bet the officers *hated* seeing all that sex going on.
    I hope they had grief counselors afterwards to console them,
    and safety blankets.

  5. #5 |  David Chesler | 

    That cold equation is familiar. I’ve heard it on this side of the Pacific as well, in terms of personal injury compensation, though there is the criminal aspect here.

  6. #6 |  Mike Leatherwood | 

    Sorry for the threadjack, but didn’t know if you caught what a grand jury is doing in Houston:
    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Harris-County-district-attorney-called-to-testify-2239331.php

  7. #7 |  TomG | 

    Hahah just discovered my favorite new euphemism – “Craig’s List acquaintance”. Thanks.

  8. #8 |  derfel cadarn | 

    Were they fucking to loud , was sperm causing a slip condition on the sidewalk? I do not see how the government has ANY authority over consenting adults. Disturb the sensibilities,if the morons complaining about this ,did this kind of thing at home the world have a lot fewer assholes in it and would be a much better place. To ALL Americans that are affronted by others private (not in public) behavior mind your own fucking business. I do not like your places of religious worship but you are still allowed to have them(where even small children can see them!) so grant your fellow citizens the same forbearance afforded you. But then again intolerance of others is a hallmark of religion,I feel sorry for you blighted buffoons. Puritanism is the haunting fear that someone,somewhere may be happy.

  9. #9 |  Marty | 

    ‘cold equation’ is right- that sent chills down my spine.

    I did like the cold technology article- sports medicine breakthroughs seem to be overstated most of the time, but this is intriguing.

  10. #10 |  GaryM | 

    The item about the “meeting with one of Severus’ prefects” made me think someone had parked illegally at Hogwarts.

  11. #11 |  Joe-every-libertarian | 

    I live near Sanford, Maine, and it is a scum town. That said, I found it pretty funny how upset they were that the image of the town was somehow compromised.

  12. #12 |  Name Nomad | 

    On the cold theme, an Italian is testing his cold fusion reactor to much fanfare. It looks like he doesn’t have cold feet and he’s going ahead with the demonstration in front of media. The only question is, after it doesn’t work, will he get the cold shoulder from his unquestioning adherents?

  13. #13 |  SJE | 

    So, I see that Nashville PD is running an escort service

  14. #14 |  Professor Coldheart | 

    The thing I find hardest to believe about the “former K-of-C lodge sex party” is that the reporter interviewed an 18-year-old named Destiny who DIDN’T approve.

  15. #15 |  2nd of 3 | 

    @Name nomad – I’ve been following the Italian cold fusion story a little. It’s hilarious – almost as funny as the Orbo saga. You make a mistake in reasoning though – it will NEVER be admitted by followers that it doesn’t work. There will always be an ambiguous demo, or a delay, or a news blackout, or a nondisclosure agreement, or some other explanation for years to come as to why we aren’t enjoying the promised free energy. Never fails.

  16. #16 |  Roho | 

    “You can sell a church and the new owners can turn it into a whorehouse”

    Or a brewhouse!
    http://www.churchbrew.com/

    Love that place. Yes, those are fermenters on the altar.

  17. #17 |  Maria | 

    *gasp* Adults having consensual sexual activity in private with other adults! What will they think of next? Adults drinking in restaurants with other adults? Women and men talking to each other on the street? Oh my.

    Also, since I am offended at them being offended can I send the city a strongly worded letter?

  18. #18 |  Leah | 

    Me too, GaryM!

  19. #19 |  Maria | 

    Also, ““I’d never seen anything like it. Not with elk, at least,” he said.” has got to be in the running for best bystander quote ever.

  20. #20 |  Dale Boley | 

    Re: Cold Equations.
    It is no surprise that people in a communist country do nothing as a child lay injured in the street.
    I have heard someone once say “To be a Libertarian you have to be willing to step over a homeless person”.
    I believe that to be very wrong. A Libertarian believes that all charity comes from the people, and those believers in big government think that charity comes from the government. Since none of those Chinese people were on duty at their various government jobs, none of them had a duty to do anything at all.

  21. #21 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    Of possible interest: Peter Schiff wades into the Occupy crowd and defends capitalism and engages the people in discussion, debate, and informs. This (IMHO) is NOT cherry picking excerpts to show OWS as stupid. Nicely done, Peter.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGL-Ex1CD1c

    Can someone link videos of politicians and bank CEOs doing the same?

  22. #22 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    Sex parties: yes, the article said nothing illegal was going on…but stopped it. However; the town said several ordinances were being broken. This is usually the case. So many rules and regulations exist that anything can be deemed (under the flimsiest of excuses) to be illegal. Do you really want to be arrested, go to jail, post bond, hire a lawyer, pay a ton of money, and then be proven right in court? You do? Well, they’ll just arrest you for something else and repeat the process until they get a conviction…or just fabricate evidence.

    Sex parties are pretty common and becoming more common as each new generation “loosens” up. I have maybe heard of about 6 sex parties that have been shut down by cops. None had any complaints other than “several cars with people leaving late at night”. Nothing was seen or heard. And quite frankly, what’s better than a bunch of people enjoying a lot of sex?

    C’mon. Screw this “standards of decency within the neighborhood”. That was never a legit excuse and it went away when the Internet brought all those Germans peeing on each other and…oh god I just remembered…all that Japanese stuff. Oh, Japan, what is wrong with you?

    Anywhere you can get 4Chan should allow sex parties. Otherwise, shut off the Internet.

  23. #23 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    Sex follow-up: I remember being in college “getting it on” and thinking “Jeesh, this is so much fun it must be illegal.” I honestly, seriously, thought I was breaking some laws. I also couldn’t believe it was FREE!

    Fact is, sex is so awesome that it causes those big-government assholes all kinds of puckering as they hate that they haven’t figured out how to ban it completely, tax it, or criminalize it…or at least take all the fun out of it.

    Oh, wait. I forgot what they did/do to gay sex.

  24. #24 |  Omar | 

    Congrats, Dale Boley. You have successfully and needlessly politicized the death of a child with a van. Communism is a crime, but the crime here is running over a baby, not the system of wealth redistribution and political authoritarianism.

  25. #25 |  FridayNext | 

    Stanley #1: It is well established tradition in the historic preservation field to call a building by its original use or owner long after the building has been rehabbed for another purpose. Sometimes it even gets that official name it gets on official registries, sometimes that’s just what locals call it. Judging from the original story, both or either could be the case here. (I briefly lived in “The Sail Cloth Factory” in Baltimore after it had been rehabbed into condos.)

    Yamo Gizmo #4: What I found funny about this is memories of an old Dave Barry column about a swinger party in Florida where the top professions represented were teachers and police. Turns out that, yup, teachers and police swing more than any other profession. Maybe also nurses.

    I recommend the comments on that sex party story. Some real hate filled stuff, but a professed swinger from NH chimes and fights like Wonder Woman with magic bracelets deflecting every stupid argument people shoot at her. It’s a clinic on how to take on people like this.

  26. #26 |  FridayNext | 

    Oops. My auto correct changed Yizmo Gizmo to Yamo Gizmo without my consent. My apologies to Mr/Ms/Miss/Mrs/Dr/Rev Gizmo.

  27. #27 |  KBCraig | 

    Before someone else says it: those are “moose” in North America, but called “elk” in Europe. What we call an “elk” is called “wapiti” elsewhere.

  28. #28 |  Ken | 

    The article MR links to had this to say: Three passers-by who noticed the injured girl chose to ignore her..

    The article goes on to impugn the Chinese in general, but all this made me think of this is this.

    Regards,
    Ken

  29. #29 |  Ken | 

    Link above should be here.

  30. #30 |  croaker | 

    That was the early days of cooling.

    Today cardiac centers use therapeutic hypothermia on patients that have suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and the outcomes have been nothing short of astonishing.

  31. #31 |  Tim P | 

    A little off subject, but I would be interested in hearing what some of my fellow libertarians think of the Perry tax plan. I haven’t seen anything over at Reason, nor here. The amount of money taken from us and the means used to extract it is by far the biggest freedom drain there is, with maybe the exception of being thrown in prison. Perry’s plan is very radical, especially coming from someone that’s been a professional politician for over 20 years. Not asking if you plan to vote for Perry, just a critique of his tax plan.

  32. #32 |  Just Plain Brian | 

    Before someone else says it: those are “moose” in North America, but called “elk” in Europe. What we call an “elk” is called “wapiti” elsewhere.

    Ok, but then what do they call the animals that North Americans call “wapiti”?

  33. #33 |  croaker | 

    And I just loved the way the Denver Post hijacked the link.

    No, DP, just because I’m using a Droid does not mean I want your useless fucking app wasting space on MY phone.

  34. #34 |  CyniCAl | 

    No one here caught that the Craigslist double-dealer douche called the cops. He and his bitches are lucky they didn’t end up DEAD.

    NEVER call the cops. NEVER.

  35. #35 |  TGGP | 

    I very briefly thought might be linking to the Cold Equations blog, but that’s not really up his alley or readers.

  36. #36 |  markm | 

    KBCraig: Wapiti is a Native American word for the second-largest species of the deer family, mis-called “elk” in North America. There are subspecies of the wapiti-elk in Asia, but none in Europe. However, many biologists thought the red deer in Europe was the same species, until DNA testing showed otherwise. The red deer is somewhat smaller, but they do look much the same. (And not so much like the original elk, aka “moose”.) If “wapiti” is used for any animal outside of North America, it’s because all the misidentifications have scrambled the deer/elk terminology to the point that only the Native American names (wapiti and moose) unambiguously identify the two largest species of deer.

  37. #37 |  Elliot | 

    CyniCAl (#34):NEVER call the cops. NEVER.

    If you’re white, middle/upper class, live in a low-crime area, have a local police department with statistically lower rates of corruption and/or police-on-civilian violence, and you don’t engage in illegal activities, you are much less likely to encounter the sorts of problems documented on this weblog. Also, there’s the nature of the crime involved (home intrusion is very dangerous vs. car theft, for example).

    Each individual gets to assess the risk to himself/herself and those around (family, friends, neighbors) to decide if it’s worth the risk to involve police.

    Sadly, I think the odds are increasingly trending towards a situation in which your advice is best heeded.

    Of course, you also need to be prepared to handle situations without the po po. If you’re not prepared, you have to take your loses.

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