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[Bad News Gone Right]: 2019 - We Are All Filthy Animals, Apparently

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  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    Aioua wrote: »
    Aridhol wrote: »
    Foefaller wrote: »
    Aridhol wrote: »
    Just let the guy have have his license plate.
    Why the fuck are we moralizing license plates in 2019. Who are we protecting?

    Generally governments don't like these kinds of plates because they don't want to be seen as endorsing the joke/message.

    By who?
    I don't think anyone seriously gives a shit.

    I demand a referendum on joke license plates :)

    Blocking everything that's even mildly offensive helps the government keep their ability to block the very offensive stuff without constant lawsuits over where the line is drawn.

    They let this guy go though then some goose is gonna legally change his name to "Bob WhitePwr" and demand he gets a licence plate too.

    Basically, do you think someone should be able to put "Deth2n****rs" on their license plate?

    The government has a vested interest in what goes on people's license plates. Whether or not "Assman" qualifies as something you shouldn't be able to have is a matter of where you draw that line but the line very clearly exists.

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  • AridholAridhol Registered User regular
    Aioua wrote: »
    Aridhol wrote: »
    Foefaller wrote: »
    Aridhol wrote: »
    Just let the guy have have his license plate.
    Why the fuck are we moralizing license plates in 2019. Who are we protecting?

    Generally governments don't like these kinds of plates because they don't want to be seen as endorsing the joke/message.

    By who?
    I don't think anyone seriously gives a shit.

    I demand a referendum on joke license plates :)

    Blocking everything that's even mildly offensive helps the government keep their ability to block the very offensive stuff without constant lawsuits over where the line is drawn.

    They let this guy go though then some goose is gonna legally change his name to "Bob WhitePwr" and demand he gets a licence plate too.

    It'd be a lot easier to shame assholes if they put their asshole-ness out in the open like that :)

    Bob whitepwr might need to get extra insurance.

  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    Manitoba recently had a news story about revoking a vanity plate that read ASIMIL8.

    https://cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-mpi-asimil8-licence-plate-1.4966661

    Turns out it was a huge Star Trek (specifically, Borg) fan and not actually a horrible person. The government still cracked down on it, though.

  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    Aridhol wrote: »
    It'd be a lot easier to shame assholes if they put their asshole-ness out in the open like that :)

    Bob whitepwr might need to get extra insurance.

    Unfortunately, the world doesn't work like that. We've had an ongoing demonstration of what happens when people are allowed to be racist openly, and what happens is that it normalizes racism.

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  • AiouaAioua Ora Occidens Ora OptimaRegistered User regular
    Drawing a very restrictive line also solidifies that licence plates are not a space for individual expression, they're a way for the government to keep track of cars.

    Especially in the US where our free speech laws are so strong, you gotta make that distinction loud and clear.

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    fuck up once and you break your thumb / if you're happy at all then you're god damn dumb
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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 13
    If license plates were not a place for individual expression than they would not allow vanity license plates.

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    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
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  • The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    Meanwhile I'm sitting here thinking "Seinfeld already made this joke years ago".

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  • AridholAridhol Registered User regular
    Aioua wrote: »
    Drawing a very restrictive line also solidifies that licence plates are not a space for individual expression, they're a way for the government to keep track of cars.

    Especially in the US where our free speech laws are so strong, you gotta make that distinction loud and clear.

    License plates are already used for self expression and they get revenue from it.

    You cant have ASSMAN in Saskatchewan even if its your name but it's cool to have PRSEGOD (it's available, I checked).

    So yeah, back to my original comment that this is stupid moralizing by the govt.

  • AiouaAioua Ora Occidens Ora OptimaRegistered User regular
    Aridhol wrote: »
    Aioua wrote: »
    Drawing a very restrictive line also solidifies that licence plates are not a space for individual expression, they're a way for the government to keep track of cars.

    Especially in the US where our free speech laws are so strong, you gotta make that distinction loud and clear.

    License plates are already used for self expression and they get revenue from it.

    You cant have ASSMAN in Saskatchewan even if its your name but it's cool to have PRSEGOD (it's available, I checked).

    So yeah, back to my original comment that this is stupid moralizing by the govt.

    Just cause it's available doesn't mean they'd approve it.

    life's a game that you're bound to lose / like using a hammer to pound in screws
    fuck up once and you break your thumb / if you're happy at all then you're god damn dumb
    that's right we're on a fucked up cruise / God is dead but at least we have booze
    bad things happen, no one knows why / the sun burns out and everyone dies
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  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    edited February 13
    That self-expression is within defined limits. This isn't strange or novel. It's the way all these things work.

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  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    Aridhol wrote: »
    Aioua wrote: »
    Drawing a very restrictive line also solidifies that licence plates are not a space for individual expression, they're a way for the government to keep track of cars.

    Especially in the US where our free speech laws are so strong, you gotta make that distinction loud and clear.

    License plates are already used for self expression and they get revenue from it.

    You cant have ASSMAN in Saskatchewan even if its your name but it's cool to have PRSEGOD (it's available, I checked).

    So yeah, back to my original comment that this is stupid moralizing by the govt.

    Just one note: It being available doesn't mean it will be approved.

  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Nobodys gonna say it?

    Fine.

    Hes an Assman Jerry!

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  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    Aridhol wrote: »
    Aioua wrote: »
    Drawing a very restrictive line also solidifies that licence plates are not a space for individual expression, they're a way for the government to keep track of cars.

    Especially in the US where our free speech laws are so strong, you gotta make that distinction loud and clear.

    License plates are already used for self expression and they get revenue from it.

    You cant have ASSMAN in Saskatchewan even if its your name but it's cool to have PRSEGOD (it's available, I checked).

    So yeah, back to my original comment that this is stupid moralizing by the govt.
    What's so offensive about Purse God? I'll have you know, my reviews on purses and other coin-holding bags on YouTube are LEGendary.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Hahnsoo1 wrote: »
    Aridhol wrote: »
    Aioua wrote: »
    Drawing a very restrictive line also solidifies that licence plates are not a space for individual expression, they're a way for the government to keep track of cars.

    Especially in the US where our free speech laws are so strong, you gotta make that distinction loud and clear.

    License plates are already used for self expression and they get revenue from it.

    You cant have ASSMAN in Saskatchewan even if its your name but it's cool to have PRSEGOD (it's available, I checked).

    So yeah, back to my original comment that this is stupid moralizing by the govt.
    What's so offensive about Purse God? I'll have you know, my reviews on purses and other coin-holding bags on YouTube are LEGendary.

    Wait, that isn't Pursue God? Like, that's the ultimate in big game hunting there.
    Keep your boring yeti hunts and your sasquatch watch weekend, we're going to bag us a deity.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    edited February 13
    If license plates were not a place for individual expression than they would not allow vanity license plates.

    So there’s a clear solution here then

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  • AridholAridhol Registered User regular
    If license plates were not a place for individual expression than they would not allow vanity license plates.

    So there’s a clear solution here then

    Sure. The government loves shutting off easy revenue streams...

  • I ZimbraI Zimbra Registered User regular
    Bad News: Man scams friends and family out of nearly a million on fake Super Bowl tickets.

    Good News: He gets caught after being shitty to a teenage service worker.
    A man who was wanted in a $1 million Super Bowl ticket scam in Georgia has been arrested in California thanks to one quick-thinking teenager.

    Ketan Shah, 48, of Lawrenceville, Ga., allegedly collected nearly $1 million in exchange for Super Bowl tickets and VIP treatment that he never delivered on to victims, who include his own mother and other members of his family, according to Atlanta news station WSB-TV. He then skipped town a month before the game.

    ...

    David Halliday was working at Pechanga Resort and Casino as a spa concierge on Tuesday when he encountered a difficult and demanding customer.

    Halliday told San Diego news station KGTV that Shah demanded service ahead of other guests. “Just from the offset, he seemed a bit different from the usual guests we have in the spa,” Halliday told the outlet.

    He was also put off to learn Shah was paying in all cash. And Halliday had a gut feeling that he had seen Shah somewhere before, so he Googled his name, KGTV reported.

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    If you are on the run for scamming $1 mil out of people maybe not use your real name.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    TNTrooper wrote: »
    If you are on the run for scamming $1 mil out of people maybe not use your real name.

    Smart criminals generally wouldn't be criminals in the first place.

    Otherwise he'd at least keep a low profile after skipping town.

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  • InqInq Registered User regular
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    TNTrooper wrote: »
    If you are on the run for scamming $1 mil out of people maybe not use your real name.

    Smart criminals generally wouldn't be criminals in the first place.

    Otherwise he'd at least keep a low profile after skipping town.

    Smart Criminals don't have news stories about how they were caught by doing something dumb. Because they aren't dumb, and probably weren't caught. Fortunately for the continued employment of law enforcement everywhere, there's no shortage of dumb criminals.

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  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    Let's be serious here, it's easy to be a dumb criminal. Just be rich first and steal 10s to 100s of millions.

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  • Kristmas KthulhuKristmas Kthulhu Registered User regular
    "Smart criminals" were literally just born rich most of the time.

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  • CalicaCalica Registered User regular
    Aioua wrote: »
    Aridhol wrote: »
    Aioua wrote: »
    Drawing a very restrictive line also solidifies that licence plates are not a space for individual expression, they're a way for the government to keep track of cars.

    Especially in the US where our free speech laws are so strong, you gotta make that distinction loud and clear.

    License plates are already used for self expression and they get revenue from it.

    You cant have ASSMAN in Saskatchewan even if its your name but it's cool to have PRSEGOD (it's available, I checked).

    So yeah, back to my original comment that this is stupid moralizing by the govt.

    Just cause it's available doesn't mean they'd approve it.

    I've seen more than one evangelical Christian vanity plate.

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  • [Expletive deleted][Expletive deleted] The mediocre doctor NorwayRegistered User regular
    Calica wrote: »
    Aioua wrote: »
    Aridhol wrote: »
    Aioua wrote: »
    Drawing a very restrictive line also solidifies that licence plates are not a space for individual expression, they're a way for the government to keep track of cars.

    Especially in the US where our free speech laws are so strong, you gotta make that distinction loud and clear.

    License plates are already used for self expression and they get revenue from it.

    You cant have ASSMAN in Saskatchewan even if its your name but it's cool to have PRSEGOD (it's available, I checked).

    So yeah, back to my original comment that this is stupid moralizing by the govt.

    Just cause it's available doesn't mean they'd approve it.

    I've seen more than one evangelical Christian vanity plate.

    Thankfully, vanity isn't a sin, right?

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited February 14
    Kevin McAllister is upping his game, apparently:
    These houses can often initially be a hazard due to years of neglect or having been inhabited by squatters, but the last thing one would expect to encounter is a potentially deadly booby trap, just waiting for an unsuspecting visitor.

    But that’s just what one real estate investor discovered, when walking through a home in Southwest Philadelphia. Ekrem Uysaler, sales executive for ABC Capital Investments, was doing pre-rehab scope with his crew on a property when they encountered a staircase covered in broken glass and what appeared to be a trip-wire.

    After making sure everyone was clear of the stairs, one of the men triggered the would-be booby trap with a board and down came swinging a single crutch with a long knife attached to it.

    Thankfully, they caught the trap before someone had tripped it.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    Oh they caught him?

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    My wife has just informed me that friends named their eppisodes "The One With ________________"

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
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  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    My wife has just informed me that friends named their eppisodes "The One With ________________"

    Yeah, the people making the show apparently thought that people always refer to the episodes as "The one where X happens" or "The one with whatshisface" or the like anyway, so they might as well be cheeky and name them that way to start.

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  • CalicaCalica Registered User regular
    edited February 16
    Bad news: well-meaning idiots have been voting illegally in New Hampshire for years.

    Gone right: we learn of the existence of Peter Johnson, longtime voter in Dixville Notch.

    Calica on
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  • SorceSorce Registered User regular
    shryke wrote: »
    My wife has just informed me that friends named their eppisodes "The One With ________________"

    Yeah, the people making the show apparently thought that people always refer to the episodes as "The one where X happens" or "The one with whatshisface" or the like anyway, so they might as well be cheeky and name them that way to start.
    Also how That 70s Show got it's name.

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    Calica wrote: »
    Bad news: well-meaning idiots have been voting illegally in New Hampshire for years.

    Gone right: we learn of the existence of Peter Johnson, longtime voter in Dixville Notch.

    So.. Republicans. Again.

    No wonder they believe voter fraud is so prevalent.

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  • HevachHevach Registered User regular
    He asks what difference it makes where in NH he votes for Trump. True, it doesn't matter for that.

    But not all elections are state wide. He's voting for local council members or millages or sheriffs in a jurisdiction he's not subject to, while not voting for all the same where he does live.

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  • evilmrhenryevilmrhenry Registered User regular
    Honestly, these cases just seem like a step or two beyond the problems around voting in college. The question of "where do you actually live, for voting purposes" is more complicated than you might think, and people can have a different opinion on that than voting officials. There's a reason they're not actually pursuing charges against anyone involved.

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    They're not pursuing charges because the perpetrators are older and white and Republican.

    Bet your ass if this was a young woman PoC she'd be in jail and facing 15 years in prison.

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  • CalicaCalica Registered User regular
    Well, and because a beloved local tradition is involved and it's probably not worth the trouble.

    I don't think you're wrong, though :sad:

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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Peter Johnson

    Dixville.

    *giggles thru most of article*

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  • klemmingklemming Registered User regular
    Bank worker told customer 'vegans should be punched'
    A customer who called a bank to apply for a loan was told "all vegans should be punched in the face".

    The Bristol woman, who did not want to be named, went to NatWest for a loan to pay for a £400 nutrition diploma.

    The application was rejected but after listening to a recording of the call, NatWest offered to pay for the course.

    The woman said after the man told her "all vegans should be punched in the face" he explained it was because vegan activists had drawn pictures of animals and written messages such as "friends not food" in chalk on pavements near where he lived.

    He felt "vegans were forcing their beliefs on to him", she added.
    Who am I allowed to punch in the face for all this pro-Brexit stuff forcing their beliefs on me? (I hope it's Nigel Farage, he's so punchable.)

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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Everyone so quick to punch faces...

    Punch guts, easier on your fist!

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  • DirtmuncherDirtmuncher Registered User regular
    edited February 18
    Everyone so quick to punch faces...

    Punch guts, easier on your fist!

    Why punch when you can kick balls with steel tipped shoes...

    Edit: Why hurt people?

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