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JTT
 
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Reply Thu 24 Oct, 2013 10:11 am
@InfraBlue,
According to the article, there was, there is no law in place for this city, town, area. The deed was done legally because there wasn't a law prohibiting such an action. People in the country can do it. On what legal basis are these "courts" acting?
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hingehead
 
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Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 01:44 am
Meet Fukuppy, the inadvertent Fukushima mascot
Japanese fridge company's cartoon egg with unfortunate name becomes unlikely online star

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/15/fukuppy-fukushima-mascot-japan-fridge-egg-name

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/10/15/1381841826192/Fukuppy-001.jpg
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 04:43 am
@hingehead,
Heh heh. Why does it have wings?
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 05:07 am
@dlowan,
So you can fly it.

If you have a pan and some oil, of course.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 05:43 am
@dlowan,
Quote:
Why does it have wings


Red bull?
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hingehead
 
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Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 05:44 am
@dlowan,
Mother and child reunion.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 07:03 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

Heh heh. Why does it have wings?

Don't all sentient anthropomorphized eggs have wings?
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hingehead
 
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Reply Fri 1 Nov, 2013 04:20 pm
Reply to Tennesse prosecutor who doesn't want to be called "the Government" by defendant
by Cory Doctorow

A whiny Assistant District Attorney General of Tennessee asked the judge in the case of Tennessee v Powell to order Mr Powell and his lawyer to stop calling him "the Government." The prosecutor complained that being called "the Government" made him look bad. The reply brief is nothing short of genius: as Lowering the Bar has it: You don't get many chances to do this kind of thing, so it is nice to see someone hit it out of the park."

Quote:
Should this Court disagree, and feel inclined to let the parties basically pick their own designations and ban words, then the defense has a few additional suggestions.... First, the Defendant no longer wants to be called "the Defendant." This rather archaic term of art obviously has a fairly negative connotation.... At trial, Mr. P. hereby demands to be addressed only by his full name, preceded by the title "Mister."

Alternatively, he may be called simply "the Citizen Accused." This latter title sounds more respectable than the criminal "Defendant." The designation "That innocent man" would also be acceptable.

Moreover, defense counsel does not wish to be referred to as a "lawyer," or a "defense attorney." Those terms are substantially more prejudicial than probative. See Tenn. R. Evid. 403. Rather, counsel for the Citizen Accused should be referred to primarily as the "Defender of the Innocent." This title seems particularly appropriate, because every Citizen Accused is presumed innocent.

Alternatively, counsel would also accept the designation "Guardian of the Realm."

Further, the Citizen Accused humbly requests an appropriate military title for his own representative, to match that of the opposing counsel. Whenever addressed by name, the name "Captain Justice" will be appropriate. While less impressive than "General," still, the more humble term seems suitable. After all, the Captain represents only a Citizen Accused, whereas the General represents an entire State.

Along these same lines, even the term "defense" does not sound very likeable. The whole idea of being defensive comes across to most people as suspicious. So to prevent the jury from being unfairly misled by this ancient English terminology, the opposition to the Plaintiff hereby names itself "the Resistance."

* * *

WHEREFORE, Captain Justice, Guardian of the Realm and Leader of the Resistance, primarily asks that the Court deny the State’s motion, as lacking legal basis. Alternatively, the Citizen Accused moves for an order in limine modifying the speech code as aforementioned, and requiring any other euphemisms and feel-good terms as the Court finds appropriate.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Fri 1 Nov, 2013 04:33 pm
@hingehead,
Priceless,hinge. I hope the judge reacted appropriately to the petition.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 2 Nov, 2013 06:55 pm
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 4 Nov, 2013 11:27 am
There’s A Travel Agency In Tokyo For Your Stuffed Animals
http://www.buzzfeed.com/ontheregna/theres-a-travel-agency-in-tokyo-for-your-stuffed-ewt3
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 4 Nov, 2013 09:48 pm
photoshop?
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 4 Nov, 2013 09:50 pm
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 6 Nov, 2013 06:53 am
@edgarblythe,
HIV cake
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BWxyvF7CIAA8MF0.jpg
19 Scientifically Accurate Cakes That Will Put You Off Your Lunch
http://www.buzzfeed.com/kellyoakes/19-scientifically-accurate-cakes-that-will-put-you-off-your
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 11 Nov, 2013 12:35 pm
A Russian Man Nailed His Testicles To The Pavement As A Protest
http://www.buzzfeed.com/danmartin/a-man-nailed-his-testicles-to-the-russian-pavement-as-a-prot
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 11 Nov, 2013 12:45 pm
@tsarstepan,
Good man.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 11 Nov, 2013 02:27 pm
@tsarstepan,
Are we sure his wife didn't do it?
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Thu 14 Nov, 2013 11:21 am
Wow so Australia is paying 600 US dollars per vial of sperm, I think i'll nip out and buy a few dozen test tubes and fill them up with wallpaper paste and send them off to make a fast buck, they'll never know the difference
JTT
 
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Reply Thu 14 Nov, 2013 07:21 pm
@Romeo Fabulini,
Quote:
fill them up with wallpaper paste and send them off to make a fast buck, they'll never know the difference


Is that what your pa used, Romeo?
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JTT
 
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Reply Tue 19 Nov, 2013 07:57 pm
@edgarblythe,
Ever see one of these Edgar? Really cool.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2504672/Ominous-roll-cloud-caught-camera-glides-Texas-skies-like-horizontal-vortex.html
 

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