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User avatar 76.Panamag8or » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:27 pm

I'm not clicking on doc's jurisporn link.
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User avatar 77.DocZaius » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:29 pm

I'm not clicking on doc's jurisporn link.
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edit: if y'all are too lazy to read it all, let me give you a summary:
  • Harvard law prof meets pretty girl who is obviously (to everyone but him) a scammer, sleeps with her
  • She claims, implausibly, that he got her pregnant. He believes her, never asks for a paternity test or anything
  • Her "wife," a male-to-female transexual Harvard physics student and SJW, joins the scam
  • They take advantage of him in various ways, even managing to move into his house by falsifying a lease
  • They repeatedly threaten to report him for raping the original scammer and eventually, they make a Title IX claim against him (still pending)
  • Eventually, he grows a pair (probably thanks to his ex-wife, who seems to be the only halfway-sane person in the entire story) and sues them
  • They've tried to pull this scam on some other people
  • Everyone is crazy and stupid
Last edited by DocZaius on Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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78.evil gator » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:52 pm

I didn't read all that, but I know a lawyer who was recently hired by Harvard who is moderate to conservative and owns a gun! pretty stunning.
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User avatar 79.ufgators68 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:57 pm

Because it involves a Harvard law professor...

This crazy story is making the rounds. It's long, but it's worth it.

The Most Gullible Man in Cambridge: A Harvard Law professor who teaches a class on judgment wouldn’t seem like an obvious mark, would he?

It's got everything: trannies, fraud, Title IX, a gullible victim, social justice warriors, Title IX, sex, and more.
Damn.
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80.evil gator » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:06 pm

yeah book smart people generally have the least amount of common sense - hence whole foods
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User avatar 81.DocZaius » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:07 pm

A couple of funny items from Lowering the Bar:

“Natural Causes” Determination Called Into Question by Stab Wounds, Blood Everywhere
Look, I’m not saying a medical examiner’s job is easy. It isn’t. I couldn’t do it. Or, at least, I wouldn’t want to do it. I think I probably could have done a decent job in this case, though, if necessary, based on what we know about the facts available to a medical examiner in Gwinnett County, Georgia, in this recent incident.

For example, the first officer to arrive on the scene believed the 61-year-old man’s death was “suspicious,” according to this article, based on the following facts set forth in his report:
I observed a large amount of blood on the bed and underneath [the decedent]. I also observed blood on the walls in the bathroom and on the shower curtain.
Let’s stop there for a second.

While I, again, am no expert, it is my general understanding that blood generally stays inside the body in the absence of accident or foul play. Certainly, this will not always be the case. But generally speaking, finding “large amounts” of it outside the body, especially on walls and/or in multiple rooms of a structure, is not something one would expect in the normal course of events. It would seem to raise a number of questions, chief among them: how did all this blood get from inside that body over there, where it is supposed to stay, out and onto the walls of this house, where one would not normally expect to find it? And what might that tell us, if anything, about the manner and cause of this person’s death?

Those are two of the questions it would seem to raise.

But not to the medical examiner in Gwinnett County, apparently, who put this death down to “natural causes.”

According to the decedent’s sister, that determination was called into question almost immediately. “She [the examiner] went in [for] all of 10 minutes and said it was natural causes,” the woman said. “The funeral home director came to pick him up. When he walked in, he said, ‘This is something totally different than what they said.'”

This was because of the multiple stab wounds he had noticed on the body, information that would seem to provide a possible answer to the two questions stated above.

It appears the examiner had been told that the decedent suffered from several known illnesses, including hepatitis C, and the report suggests that for this reason, the examiner “apparently believed the blood loss was part of his natural death.” But I looked up the symptoms of hepatitis C, and one of them is not “causes large amounts of blood to get out and onto the walls throughout a house,” and another one is not “causes openings to form in the skin that may be confused for stab wounds.” According to the Mayo Clinic, one symptom may be “bleeding easily,” but that seems a little short of what the evidence here suggested. Hepatitis C can be spread by contact with contaminated blood, and so it seems much more likely that the M.E. was concerned about that, and that writing down “natural causes” was the quickest way to get out of the area. She plainly left in such a hurry that she didn’t inspect the body at all, hence her failure to notice that the victim had been repeatedly stabbed.

The report says the M.E. was “disciplined” for this oversight, though it does not say how.

If you are thinking that this is the most glaring example of possible foul play being overlooked by investigators, you are, of course, wrong. See, e.g., “‘Probably an Accident,’ Say Police About Death of Spy Found Inside Locked Bag” (Nov. 13, 2013); “Police Pretty Sure Man Tied Himself Inside Sack and Shot Himself Before Jumping Into River” (Aug. 19, 2013).

Court Rules Income Tax Is Not Against the Will of God

While it is easy to sympathize with people who don’t want to pay taxes—in fact, everyone reading and/or writing this is almost certainly one of those people—most of the legal arguments cited for not paying them are, shall we say, unsuccessful. See “A Few Tax Arguments Not to Make” (Apr. 13, 2015). Here’s one I did not mention in that post, though only for lack of space.

Australian sources report that a brother and sister in Tasmania have been ordered to pay over two million Australian dollars after a court rejected their argument that paying income tax “goes against God’s will.” Rembertus Cornelis Beerepoot and Fanny Alida Beerepoot, who should be entitled to a substantial tax credit just because of those names, were charged with refusing to pay at least $930,000 in taxes and other charges. The two Christian missionaries told the court that they had paid taxes before 2011, but a “deepened spiritual relationship” had led them to realize that, in fact, paying taxes was contrary to the law of God.

I’m sure that, like me, the most pressing question you have right now is how the F did a couple of Christian missionaries earn so much money in the first place that they ended up owing over $900k of it in taxes? This may be the cumulative total they owed from 2011 to the present, but still, missionary salaries appear to have skyrocketed since the last time I checked on them (which I admit was never). The report unfortunately does not answer that question, (nor does this more detailed one that was actually trying to answer that question).

The Beerepoots, who are certainly blessed in the name department, told the Tasmanian Supreme Court that they believed God’s law was paramount and that it did not allow the diversion of His revenues to any earthly agency. “We rely on the blessings we receive from God,” Fanny Alida Beerepoot said, “which we give [back?] to him and not to an outside entity such as the tax office.” Requiring people to pay taxes took away their dependence on God, said Rembertus Cornelis Beerepoot, and this explained why Australia is “cursed.”

Associate Justice Stephen Holt took issue with this, or at least the tax argument, asking the Beerepoot siblings to point to something in the Bible that supported their position. They apparently could not (my recollection is that the “render unto Caesar” passage would be a problem). Holt said he believed the Beerepoots’ beliefs were honestly and genuinely held and not just an attempt to dodge taxes, but he still ruled against them. He ordered them to pay $1.159 million and $1.166 million respectively, which, again, seems like a lot of cash for missionaries to have lying around, meaning no disrespect to the missionary community.

Americans wishing to try this, perhaps by invoking the First Amendment and/or the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, should be aware that this argument has already been rejected repeatedly. It is 14th on the IRS’s list of Frivolous Tax Arguments, in fact, though those are not listed in any particular order.
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User avatar 82.DocZaius » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:33 pm

I know y'all are dying to know what's going on with the trial of A$AP Rocky in Sweden.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/ ... nvoy-trump

A couple of observations: (a) we sent a "special envoy for hostage affairs" to Sweden to observe the trial; and (b) Swedish justice is swift - the incident at issue occurred on June 30 and he's already in the middle of trial. I guess when you don't allow bail, you gotta have a trial ASAP... er, A$AP.
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83.evil gator » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:41 pm

I know y'all are dying to know what's going on with the trial of A$AP Rocky in Sweden.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/ ... nvoy-trump

A couple of observations: (a) we sent a "special envoy for hostage affairs" to Sweden to observe the trial; and (b) Swedish justice is swift - the incident at issue occurred on June 30 and he's already in the middle of trial. I guess when you don't allow bail, you gotta have a trial ASAP... er, A$AP.
you only posted this to post that
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User avatar 84.DocZaius » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:04 pm

I know y'all are dying to know what's going on with the trial of A$AP Rocky in Sweden.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/ ... nvoy-trump

A couple of observations: (a) we sent a "special envoy for hostage affairs" to Sweden to observe the trial; and (b) Swedish justice is swift - the incident at issue occurred on June 30 and he's already in the middle of trial. I guess when you don't allow bail, you gotta have a trial ASAP... er, A$AP.
you only posted this to post that
Well, maybe a little.
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85.evil gator » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:11 pm

also, don't get into fights in other countries
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87.Fishon » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:49 pm

lol, this reminded me of an old Onion headline: "Pabst drinker celebrates Pabst purchase with Pabst."
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User avatar 88.Denver-Gator » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:53 pm

also, don't get into fights in other countries
You'd think the Swedes have mellowed since the Viking days.
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User avatar 89.Irish Mike » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:54 pm

lol, this reminded me of an old Onion headline: "Pabst drinker celebrates Pabst purchase with Pabst."
Speaking of Pabst. I saw an ad for Pabst Coffee. Might need to try it
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90.gatorbreeze » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:15 pm

also, don't get into fights in other countries
Viking justice is swift.
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Remember when you were young, broke and pissed off at the world? Well, you're older now.

91.9508 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:19 pm

lol, this reminded me of an old Onion headline: "Pabst drinker celebrates Pabst purchase with Pabst."
Speaking of Pabst. I saw an ad for Pabst Coffee. Might need to try it
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92.evil gator » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:26 pm


lol, this reminded me of an old Onion headline: "Pabst drinker celebrates Pabst purchase with Pabst."
Speaking of Pabst. I saw an ad for Pabst Coffee. Might need to try it
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I often wonder what happened to Irish to make him such a sick twisted excuse for a human, then realize I don't actually care
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93.9508 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:28 pm



Speaking of Pabst. I saw an ad for Pabst Coffee. Might need to try it
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I often wonder what happened to Irish to make him such a sick twisted excuse for a human, then realize I don't actually care
I figured it was the taint of cane’s football.
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User avatar 94.Irish Mike » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:07 pm



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I often wonder what happened to Irish to make him such a sick twisted excuse for a human, then realize I don't actually care
I figured it was the taint of cane’s football.
GOAN
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User avatar 95.RIP » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:55 pm

https://fox17.com/news/local/bounty-hun ... sville-dad
According to a lawsuit, Milan was the backseat passenger in a vehicle with three other men in the parking lot of Walmart Neighborhood Market on April 23. The lawsuit said the suspects, believing that someone they were looking for was in the Milan vehicle, rushed toward the car with weapons drawn and began to break the windows. This happened "suddenly and without warning," according to the lawsuit.

Fearing they were being attacked by gang members, the driver of the car began to drive away. That's when the lawsuit says the suspects opened fire several times at the vehicle, striking Milan in his back and chest.

The suspects then entered their vehicle and began to chase the vehicle Milan was in for seven miles, the lawsuit said. Milan died shortly after the shooting from his injuries.

After the chase ended, the suspects apparently realized that the person they were looking for was not Milan nor anyone in that vehicle, the lawsuit says.

Not Milan nor any other occupants in the vehicle were wanted on outstanding charges and no one inside the vehicle was armed, the lawsuit said.
Our justice system absolutely breaks down when it comes to people we trust with guns to do their jobs.
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User avatar 96.MoralityULack » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:15 pm

The officer and emergency medical services were called Thursday afternoon to check on a woman who was said be passed out in a grassy area, according to police. The officer was making his way to where the woman was lying when a loose dog "began to run toward the officer while barking," police said.

"The officer retreated backward from the running dog while drawing his duty firearm. The officer discharged his firearm multiple times toward the dog,” the police department said in the statement. "After the shots were fired, the woman yelled out, and it was apparent she was injured."

The woman was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Investigators believe, based on preliminary information, she was struck by the officer's gunfire, police said in the statement.
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Trump got his deferments for the wrong thing. They shouldn't have been for his disappearing, imaginary bone spurs - they should have been for that yellow streak down his back. - Sen. Duckworth - Pilot who lost both legs in Iraq

User avatar 97.RIP » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:19 pm

Jesus Christ. Why are so many cops so cared of dogs?
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98.GFY » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:05 pm

The officer and emergency medical services were called Thursday afternoon to check on a woman who was said be passed out in a grassy area, according to police. The officer was making his way to where the woman was lying when a loose dog "began to run toward the officer while barking," police said.

"The officer retreated backward from the running dog while drawing his duty firearm. The officer discharged his firearm multiple times toward the dog,” the police department said in the statement. "After the shots were fired, the woman yelled out, and it was apparent she was injured."

The woman was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Investigators believe, based on preliminary information, she was struck by the officer's gunfire, police said in the statement.
Too bad the woman wasn’t you.
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99.GFY » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:48 pm

Cocaine or Bird Shit?
A possession charge against Georgia Southern quarterback Shai Werts has been dropped after police determined that there was no cocaine in a substance that Werts claimed was bird poop. Authorities in Clinton County, South Carolina, pulled Werts over for speeding on July 31. When they approached the car, police saw a substance on the hood of Werts' Dodge Charger that tested positive for cocaine in tests conducted in the field.

Werts' attorney, William Townes Jones IV, released a statement to ESPN regarding the incident.

"Upon a thorough review of the report, the dash camera and the body camera, Deputy Solicitor Al Eargle and I made the charge should be appropriately dismissed, Solicitor Rick Hubbard said in a statement. "The charge lacks prosecutorial merit and the evidence is insufficient for the State to proceed. The charge was officially dismissed on Thursday, August 8, 2019."

Video of the incident has been posted on WJCL's Twitter page.

n the video, you can see the conversation between Werts and one of the officers who pulled him over.

"What's the white stuff on the front of your hood, man?" the officer can be heard once Werts was put in a police car.

"Bird ****," he responded.

"That ain't bird ****," the officer responded.

"I promise you that is bird doo-doo," Werts said.

"I promise you that it's not, because I just tested it and it turned pink," the officer replied.

"You can see it on the windshield," Werts said.

The conversation continued in the back of a police car. When the officer suggested quickly that it was cocaine, Werts continued to plead his case.

"I tried to clean it last night at a gas station," he said. "What is it pink?"

Werts will still face a charge for speeding, but that is relatively minor considering there wasn't enough proof that the bird poop was actually cocaine -- as was initially reported by the officers involved in the case.

Werts has been a big part of Georgia Southern's offense during his first two seasons with the program. He rushed for 901 yards and 15 touchdowns, and passed for 987 yards, 10 touchdowns and no interceptions as a sophomore in 2018. He rushed for 722 yards and three touchdowns, and passed for 929 yards and seven touchdowns in 11 games as a freshman in 2017.

Georgia Southern will open the 2019 season at LSU on Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m.
https://www.cbssports.com/college-footb ... t-cocaine/
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User avatar 100.DocZaius » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:59 pm

A$AP Rocky convicted of assault in Sweden.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/asap-rocky ... 00-10aag7e
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