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Comment: Re:The police are terrified (Score 2) 679

by Totenglocke (#48866289) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"
This...this is so horribly uninformed. Yes, there are technically warrants issued for all of the raids, but they're rubber stamped and even can go get a warrant AFTER they already shot up your home just to cover their ass. We went from around 50 SWAT raids per year in the 80's to dozens PER DAY in the present, you cannot possibly be such a boot-licker that you think the current "Send in a two dozen man hit squad, guns blazing and don't even check the address, every time someone thinks of a bong or other activity" is okay.

Comment: Re:The police are terrified (Score 1) 679

by Totenglocke (#48866211) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"
Except that cops misjudge situations ALL THE TIME and no one (important) gives a shit. No one gets fired, no one goes to jail, no reforms are put in place. The public (and on rare occasion, media) can be outraged all they want by the poor behavior / judgement of police and it means NOTHING. Also, the Supreme Court ruled that police have NO responsibility or duty to protect people. So this bullshit that "cops have to go full retard, because otherwise they risk being held responsible for not doing something" is a load of crap.

Comment: Re:With taxes you buy civilization, remember? (Score 1) 289

by Totenglocke (#48865261) Attached to: Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes
While they may not officially take orders from their superior, the reality is that they do. Just like how officially police chiefs do not work for the mayor, but the reality is that the police chief will always support the mayor for fear of losing their job. Same goes for the other levels, they know that they can't step out of line from what their superiors want for fear of losing their jobs / losing funding.

Comment: Re:With taxes you buy civilization, remember? (Score 2) 289

by Totenglocke (#48860159) Attached to: Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes
We currently use the military to train our police and their bosses (police chiefs and mayors) take their orders from governors (who also command the National Guard) and they take orders from Congress / the White House. So yes, they are under the same command as the military, just not as high of a rank.

Comment: Re:KILL two birds with one stone (Score 1) 348

by Totenglocke (#48857023) Attached to: Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day
I drink a lot of water at work and normally get up to go to the bathroom around once an hour or so during the day (sometimes more just to move around than because I HAVE to go). It works pretty well for most salaried positions, but hourly ones like in a call center would have a problem with it.

Comment: Re:Ten years behind but catching up! (Score 1) 348

by Totenglocke (#48856957) Attached to: Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day
I used to work at Wendy's around 15 years ago, I can confirm. I remember thinking "WTF?!" the day that they came out with the current plastic "large" size (64 oz?) drinks and everything else just got renamed down a size, so the 32 oz large became a medium, 16 oz medium became a small, etc. They already had the triple cheeseburger by the time I started there, but they didn't have the Baconator's and such at the time. I looked at a nutrition information once on a slow day and a Triple w/cheese and a large fry was something like 3,500 calories - yikes.

Comment: Re:The Dangers of the World (Score 4, Insightful) 778

by Totenglocke (#48830961) Attached to: Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

Background: At 10 years old I was getting up at 4:30 in the morning to deliver newspapers (1980's Los Angeles County). I would never allow my children to do this today.

Despite the fact that crime rates are less than half of what they were 20 years ago and that you were are far more risk than your kids would be? Once again, the 24/7 "news" channels win by convincing parents that there's a boogeyman around every corner and that crime is through the roof.

Comment: Re:It's a technical definition (Score 1) 302

I'm well aware of the difference in definitions, I'm pointing out how foolish the system is that you pick random retards off the street (basically, anyone too dumb to come up with an excuse to not be on jury duty) and expect them to be able to understand evidence and draw intelligent conclusions.

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