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By Bones McCoy
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#591854
Boiler wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:51 am
"Hoist with his own petard". Literally.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50619952
It's what the founding fathers would have wanted.

Interesting para 19 in that article: Is it legal to booby trap your home in the US?

If correct then McCauley Culkin (Off of the home alones) ought to be serving 30 to life in the pen.
 
By The Weeping Angel
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#591862
Wanting your opponent to be lynched is of course a compltely normal and reasonable reaction.


https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics ... son-hanged
Twitter suspended the account of one of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Republican challengers, Trump-aligned Danielle Stella, after she tweeted about hanging the Minnesota congresswoman.

Stella is running for Omar’s seat in the House of Representatives, and her campaign account (@2020MNCongress) tweeted on Tuesday: “If it is proven @IlhanMN passed sensitive info to Iran, she should be tried for #treason and hanged,” according to The Washington Times, which first broke the news of the suspension. She then tweeted out a link to a conspiracy theory alleging Omar gave that country sensitive information, along with an image of a stick figure being hanged.

The conspiracy theory that Omar was recruited by Qatari officials to pass on classified information to Qatar and Iran is backed by zero evidence. The congresswoman has denied these accusations and called them “outlandishly absurd.” Nevertheless, the theory continues to be spread.

The Washington Times confirmed with Twitter on Wednesday that Stella’s account was permanently suspended for repeatedly violating the platform’s rules.
 
By MisterMuncher
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#591863
Bones McCoy wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:00 pm
Boiler wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:51 am
"Hoist with his own petard". Literally.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50619952
It's what the founding fathers would have wanted.

Interesting para 19 in that article: Is it legal to booby trap your home in the US?

If correct then McCauley Culkin (Off of the home alones) ought to be serving 30 to life in the pen.
He could have called the police at any time. Just another Tony Martin.
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By The Red Arrow
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George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin's family for $100m

Man who was cleared of murdering unarmed black teenager launches lawsuit against family, their lawyer and prosecutors

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... in-lawsuit
Zimmerman, meanwhile, has been immersed in several controversies since his acquittal. In 2016 he attempted to profit by selling the gun he used to kill Trayvon, branding the weapon an “American firearm icon” and promising the proceeds would help fight the activities of Black Lives Matter.
 
By Bones McCoy
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'Murica. It isn't all mass-shootings.

Florida Couple Finds Semi-Automatic Rifle In One Of Their Baby Shower Presents From Local Goodwill

https://percolately.com/collin/florida- ... G3jmWK1cis
 
By Biggus Robbus
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Boeing may end up getting their own own thread.

The 737 MAX needed to compete with the A320neo and A321neo from Airbus.

Airbus did two things right.

1) Design a new airframe to cope with engines with a large bypass ratio (basically the wider the inlet on the engine the higher the bypass ratio. Concorde had a bypass ratio of zero).

2) Have three, instead of Boeing's two, angle of attack sensors to provide redundancy and no single point of failure. So if one sensor fails the other two sensors that agree can cop with that failure, which Boeing cannot do with two AOA sensors.

Boeing's 737 MAX airframe is the same airframe of the original 737-100 from the sixties. This was designed to have engines low to the ground for easy maintenance. This also meant that the baggage compartment could be emptied, without and elevator and, back in the day, ladders could fold out of the door to allow passengers to exit the plane onto the tarmac. This meant the new high bypass ratio engines were too big. So they were moved upwards and forwards on the nacelles to cope with this.

This meant the plane, the first commercial airliner to do this, did not have a stable centre of gravity and the plane could potentially end up pitching nose up and then go into a stall.

So to get around this Boeing introduced MCAS software that would pitch the nose down when a potential stall condition could occur. So if one of the AOA sensors fail? Well you got it....

There is a pile of other shit too (lack of cockpit warnings to avoid simulator training and businessmen taking decisions that engineers should) however I am sure this will all come out in the wash.

Boeing suspended production of the 737 MAX today.

Lesson: European regulation on safety regulation outstrips that of America. Don't you feel glad to be free of that?
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By MisterMuncher
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Upton Sinclairb had the measure of the American regulatory system a full century ago. "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it."
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By Bones McCoy
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Jerry Jerry Jerry Jerry!

https://percolately.com/lindsey/neo-naz ... iler-park/
Apparently, the married Heimbach was involved in a not-so-secret affair with former TWP spokesman David Parrott’s wife — who also happened to be Heimbach’s mother-in-law, more or less.
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