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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cutlass, Apr 8, 2019.

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  1. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Confessions mean nothing in a country that regularly beats confessions out of suspects.
     
  2. Manfred Belheim

    Manfred Belheim Warlord

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    Maybe there's some more information to this story that I've been unable to find, but... am I in upside down world here?

    The arch-advocate for punitive responses to sexual violence, and the person least likely to disbelieve any woman's testimony in such cases, and most likely to downplay the prevalence of false-rape accusations, is now suddenly warning of the dangers of punitive responses to sexual violence, outright dismissing the alleged* victim's testimony, and posting a link to a clearly biased article on the side of the alleged* rapist which is absolutely swamped with comments about how this "b**ch" is a massive slut who should be punished for underage drinking!!!!

    I mean... has someone hacked his account or something? This really can't just be because he's black and she's white can it? Please tell me it's not that...


    * given that he's been convicted I probably shouldn't even be using "alleged" here, but let's be charitable.
     
  3. Manfred Belheim

    Manfred Belheim Warlord

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    https://www2.ljworld.com/news/publi...eing-raped-as-teen-devastation-that-followed/

    And then some of the lovely comments posted under the original article:

    So, for all the times I've been torn a new one for not immediately believing the alleged victim, or for being told I must hate women for even daring to suggest that they might be capable of lying.... tell me what I'm missing here that is suddenly making all this go completely out of the window?
     
  4. hobbsyoyo

    hobbsyoyo Warlord

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    My wife's having an especially bad week and I knew today was going to be peak crappiness for her so I arranged to have a nice bouquet and chocolates delivered to her work. I even paid extra to have them delivered within a certain window.

    They didn't come at all today. Unclear if they are going to come tomorrow. I've asked for a refund for the expedite fees and if they don't make the delivery tomorrow, I'm reversing all the charges with my bank.
     
  5. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Entangled Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Terrible @hobbsyoyo . Cross them off your list of vendors.
     
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  6. Takhisis

    Takhisis excuse me

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    Make sure that they didn't go anywhere else, lest you be in trouble on that front too.
     
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  7. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Canada Post is up to its "we really don't have to bother delivering parcels if we don't feel like it so we're just going to lie about it" crap again. I detest having a substitute carrier on this route because 99% of them are absolute morons who have no idea that they're actually supposed to deliver the parcels.

    I found a delivery notice card in my mailbox. I was home all day. No attempt was made to buzz my suite, and no attempt was made to knock on my door. When I called to complain about it I was told "we don't do redelivery."

    I said, "Oh yes, you do, as it's been done for me on numerous occasions before when a carrier has pulled this stunt." I informed him that I don't care what their rules say because so many of these carriers already have the notices pre-written and just slip those into the mailbox instead of making an honest attempt to deliver, I don't drive, so I will NOT be going to the post office to pick up whatever the thing is, and then he told me it also had a C.O.D. charge.

    That has me baffled. The only things I ever order that I have to pay for at the door are pizza and Chinese food. I don't get either of these through the mail.

    Amazon Marketplace will not ship an order until it's been paid for, and neither will Etsy or Society6 (the only companies I've purchased from lately). I was informed that the purchase was made on May 16, and I've gone through my receipts... I didn't buy anything on May 16. But the package has my name and address on it.

    The only charge I can think of that it might be is some sort of customs fee, but the values of the packages I'm still expecting isn't high enough to have to pay that.

    Anyway, I will find out what's going on on Friday (I informed the Canada Post agent that I would not be home tomorrow so I wanted redelivery on Friday - I would be home all day).

    Tomorrow I go for another post-op checkup at the eye clinic.
     
  8. Zkribbler

    Zkribbler Warlord

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    I smell a scam. :shifty:
     
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  9. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    The only things I've bought lately that haven't come yet have been the Gillian Bradshaw historical novels (all from various Amazon Marketplace sellers who I've purchased from before so I know the only problem I'm likely to encounter is a book that isn't in the condition advertised - in which case I complain, and they either refund my money or send a replacement book that is as advertised) and something from Society6 that was purchased 4 days ago and shipped today. Everything I get from Etsy is small enough to fit into the regular mailbox, and again it's from people I've purchased from before (Canadian sellers, so there's not even any issue of customs).

    So whatever this is has to be one of the Amazon books (I bought several in the optimistic hope that I'm going to be able to read them at some point this year, maybe by fall - can't read books yet as the print is all still a blur).
     
  10. rah

    rah Warlord Supporter

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    The announced a fire drill for 9 am (which was 15 minutes ago) that hasn't happened yet, so everyone is kind of just hanging around and not bothering to start anything big since they figure they will be interrupted. Good time to post. :lol:
     
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  11. Manfred Belheim

    Manfred Belheim Warlord

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    That's a bi-weekly occurrence around here (or whatever the term for "twice per week" is).
     
  12. rah

    rah Warlord Supporter

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    If they actually happened on time, it wouldn't be so bad. But we're still in limbo 26 minutes later.
     
  13. Lexicus

    Lexicus Warlord

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    Apparently, bi-weekly can either mean once every two weeks or twice a week. Thanks a lot, English
     
  14. Lexicus

    Lexicus Warlord

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    The New York Times has finally put a stop to people circumventing its paywall using Incognito mode
     
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  15. rah

    rah Warlord Supporter

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    45 stinking minutes and still counting.
    And the worst thing, is even after all the anticipation, I'll still jump out of my chair when the damn alarm goes off.
     
  16. rah

    rah Warlord Supporter

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    90 minutes and counting argggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
     
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  17. Snerk

    Snerk Smeghead

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    FIRE FIRE FIRE! THIS IS NOT A DRILL! SRSLY GTFO RAH!
     
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  18. rah

    rah Warlord Supporter

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    Another 60 minutes and I'll set a damn fire.
     
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  19. Broken_Erika

    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    That'll probably get you fired.:mischief:
     
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  20. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    I didn't get the really high paying job at the EFSA which I really wanted to have :(.
     
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