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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist

Mornin’, Wheelizens!

Today’s thread GIF caused me to recall the music which was always played as Pepe Le Pew bounced through through a field or down the street.

Mac --

I can well-imagine the lure of a well-equipped machine shop to home machinists.

When I was younger, I wanted my own recording studio very badly. But back then, the only practical way to own one was if it paid for itself. (Which is how an awful lot of studios got started.)

Thanks to so many advances in electronics, computers and software, it is now pretty easily possible to own a better-equipped studio then anyone could have dreamed of thirty years ago. For a couple of orders of magnitude less than it would have cost back then…and that’s not even accounting for three decades of inflation!

Plus, so much of what would have been separate pieces of expensive hardware are now available as software, reducing costs as well as space requirements.

Sven --

The death of Justine Ruszczyk is a pretty awful story. Unfortunately, that sort of thing happens rather a lot in America; we have quite a problem with ill-trained and/or trigger-happy police.

And the problem is made worse by too-broad “immunity” as well as the fact it’s generally very difficult to charge -- much less successfully prosecute -- cops, since prosecutors and police are in-bed together.

Not to mention police unions. And too many Americans who tend to automatically side with LEOs.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
5 years ago

Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa!

I just read about Justine this morning. It is getting harder and harder to justify the “most cops are good, doing a hard job, etc. and there are only a few bad apples” line when they and their unions line up to defend those bad apples. One article I read stated that the investigating agency was working with the officers’ attorneys to schedule interviews. Most everyone else would be in custody and interviews would happen whenever the investigators wanted them to .

Just Sven
Just Sven
5 years ago

A cute coon vid and only TWO comments? Shame.