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Comment Re:Yes/No (Score 1) 212

Considering the security measures required to get into a stadium in france vs a group of protesters and someone wandering up with a suicide vest strapped to them. Well, there does appear to be a security risk to general people. Those protests would be a splody-dopes dream.

Before Fox would air a new episode of 24, would you put a new set of vinyl sheets on your mattress in preparation for a night of terrified bedwetting?

Comment Re:Why does gov't care about climate change protes (Score 3, Insightful) 212

Right, so the French government that recognizes climate change and agrees it is a major issue to be dealt with

Does it really agree, or is it just throwing around two-faced platitudes it has no intention of honoring? Like Obama when he vowed to renegotiate NAFTA, or Hillary now being against the TPP after she spent years drafting it as SOS.

Comment Re:or....GTFO with those priorities (Score 1) 810

It was HALF an hour, douchenozzle.

Times three, not including the initial freakout by the incompetent teacher and principal. Who's the dooshnozzle?

the family never allowed the school to release their records of the incident, because, SURPRISE, the family wants their narrative to be the ONLY narrative of it.

1) Irrelevant, we already know the record 2) no on would be more vested in claiming that Ahmed had come close to hinting at a joke of a hoax than the school district and the police department. But they aren't doing that.

So why are you wingers grasping at the same straws passed up by both the principal and the police chief?

Comment Re:That won't last long... (Score 1) 810

Only in that it spreads the same amount among multiple school districts in the form of future payments--plus a bit of overhead, etc.

If insurance companies could arbitrarily jack up rates without losing customers, they wouldn't wait for a settlement for a reason to do so. They'd jack up the rates and pocket the extra profit. Else the customer would move on to the next insurance company - supply and demand, market forces, the invisible fapping hand of capitalism, and all that.

So it's back to the districts/departments bad behavior. There's no reason this has to work any differently than with any other kind of insurance. You have no accidents or tickets on your record, you're going to have lower car insurance rates than a chronic speeder with half a dozen DUI's under her belt. You're a school administrator or a police chief that doesn't have his head up his ass, you have low insurance rates. You're an incompetent racist authoritarian - high insurance rates. Stick, carrot, and all that.

Comment Re:That won't last long... (Score 1) 810

ts reasonable to wonder why and what reaction he was hoping for. A childish joke is one possibility

We've been over this. No one would be more vested in hinting at a suggestion that Ahmed came within a 200 foot pole of making a "childish joke" than the school district and the police department. Yet they aren't doing that. Why?

Because there was no joke, there was no bomb, and there was no hoax. Period. Do you go into police brutality stories and argue that the cops were justified, despite all evidence to the contrary, when not even the cops in question are making that argument?

Comment Re:Taken to police station as part of investigatio (Score 1) 810

He was told not to show it to people by one teacher yet he kept doing so

Irrelevant. Hoax requires intent. No intent, no hoax.

This is something the police do every day.

They freak out over supposed bomb threats at schools, while not evacuating the school, every day? The district and the police were incompetent reactionaries no matter which way you try to polish this turd.

Comment Re:Step to the right direction (Score 1) 810

So no, you didn't leave your brain by the door - you stuffed it down the garbage disposal and flipped the switch.

Does it leave a permanent arrest record that he has to mention every time he fills out any government form?

He's a minor. He wouldn't have to do that even if had jumped up on his desk screaming 'it's a bomb, it's a bomb', then been tried and sentenced to juvie. Christ, you wingers are stupid.

Comment Re:Unbelievable (Score 1) 591

The United States was invaded by Japan during WWII.

Ok, Slugger, which State had foreign troops on it's soil? If Japan had landed troops in some part of India, that wouldn't have meant that the UK was invaded, just because India was a British Colony. So again, which State had Japanese troops on it's soil, threatening its government?

Comment Re:Taken to police station as part of investigatio (Score 1) 810

If recognized as a hoax there would be no reason to evacuate, yet as a hoax there is still a legal violation.

Or if recognized as the Easter Bunny. There was no hoax. If Ahmed had made the slightest crack about it being a bomb, you would have been hearing about that from Day 1. That didn't happen.

Comment Re:"Clock parts" wired together in an adhoc fashio (Score 1) 810

If anyone thinks that parts from a consumer device are obviously not a threat, go find an Iraqi/Afghan vet and ask them what sort of parts detonators of improvised explosive devices are sometimes made from.

Until they ask you where the explosive is that the wires are hooked up to, and after that, when they ask you what kind of moron you are.

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