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by mikefrench
September 29th, 2019, 9:14 pm
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Topic: President Trump
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Re: President Trump

Obv he should be impeached, obv the Senate should vote to remove but obv they won't because obv they're cowards the Jeff Flake quote is the best part of all of this - about how if the Senate used a secret ballot to vote on removal, 30 Republican Senators would vote to remove Trump from office. Which...
by mikefrench
August 20th, 2019, 6:46 pm
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Topic: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"
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Re: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"

lol
by mikefrench
August 16th, 2019, 4:28 pm
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Topic: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"
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Mike you look at a lot of studies and such, have you seen anything related to legalization of sex work and its impact on sexual assault? From a very basic standpoint it would make sense that it would cause incidents to go down, but things often are not that simple idk much about this to be honest b...
by mikefrench
August 16th, 2019, 2:19 pm
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Topic: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"
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and i feel like someone should point out that tons of rapes don't get reported, tons of rapes don't get solved, marital rape happens and doesn't get reported, this is actually a big problem and men are violating women's bodily autonomy a LOT in our country
by mikefrench
August 16th, 2019, 2:17 pm
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Topic: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"
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Re: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"

there's different degrees of rape. rape to a layperson means one thing, but just as an example, in Washington State there's over 30 crimes with "sex" or "sexual" in the title. and THEN there's 10 different crimes with "rape" in the title. so like, the most violent rapists, with criminal histories do...
by mikefrench
August 16th, 2019, 2:00 pm
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Topic: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"
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Re: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"

How much better and better for whom? i'm not sure i actually answered this clearly better outcomes - i'm not looking to turn minor criminals into church grandmas, i just want them to be able to integrate into society and not re-offend better for whom - society at large primarily but obv i care abou...
by mikefrench
August 16th, 2019, 1:53 pm
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Topic: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"
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we could instead view prisons as a place where we fix the problems that caused the person to commit a crime. this would probably require more resources, but would get much better outcomes. How much better and better for whom? You're gonna have to convince me that spending all these additional resou...
by mikefrench
August 16th, 2019, 1:50 pm
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Topic: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"
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Re: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"

Couple of questions come to mind. 1. Mike, how many rapists do you think would have 2nd thoughts and stop their behavior if someone had only explained to them that rape is morally wrong? 2. How about people that steal? 3. How about murder / violent criminals? Do they also just need months or more o...
by mikefrench
August 16th, 2019, 1:36 pm
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Topic: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"
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Re: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"

Also- maybe going too far down the rabbit hole here, but as a society if we dont give rapists a life sentence (at a minimum), and we let them back out in the world after some amount of time, isnt that in some respect an admission by society that they are kind of okay with people committing the crim...
by mikefrench
August 16th, 2019, 12:46 pm
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Topic: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"
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Some potential topics for the French/Shapiro debate: 1) boxers or briefs? 2) toilet paper roll mounted over or under? 3) TLJ good or bad? 4) America's Best hamburger? 5) Beatles overrated? Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk topics i would want to talk about with shapiro 1) labor markets and capita...
by mikefrench
August 16th, 2019, 12:43 pm
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Topic: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"
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Re: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"

This all is just pointing to private prisons as the answer, isnt it? Also just on prison in general, idk why it seems to be basically accepted and folks are kinda sorta okay (or at least are not particularly outraged about) prisoners sexually assaulting other prisoners. I mean, idk how often this a...
by mikefrench
August 15th, 2019, 10:07 pm
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Topic: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"
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Re: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"

Fwiw, I read that the guards who were on Epstein duty were all on OT because the whole facility is understaffed and overworked. Which makes sense to me cause it's usually cheaper to just give existing precarious workers OT hours than it is to just hire and train the amount of workers you actually n...
by mikefrench
August 15th, 2019, 6:20 pm
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Topic: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"
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people who talk * on COs have literally no idea wtf they're talking about. Please educate me on why not only is it okay for COs to sleep when they are supposed to be working, it's also wrong to talk * about them for doing so. because they're not why the system is broken - they're just as much victi...
by mikefrench
August 15th, 2019, 6:15 pm
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Topic: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"
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Re: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"

Bro COs are mostly academy dropouts/expellees and we know how low the bar is to be a cop, so.. fight me reid is absolutely correct these are not well paid jobs, they're often aren't union jobs so like, i totally agree with all of you idealists out there saying "but people should be held accountable...
by mikefrench
August 15th, 2019, 1:21 pm
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Topic: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"
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Re: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"

he groomed girls, violated them, and then got them to find him more girls That's not what I had in mind when you said "run of the mill pedophile". To me a run of the mill pedophile is someone viewing (and probably buying/supporting) child pornography. I would guess there are 100 people like that fo...
by mikefrench
August 14th, 2019, 6:02 pm
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Topic: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"
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Re: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"

perhaps we were just looking at this in separate ways and i think there's still room for us all to be on the same page here. if you're talking about the crimes epstein was charged with, sure, he's not super atypical. however, i think that is not what most people are talking about when they refer to...
by mikefrench
August 14th, 2019, 5:53 pm
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Topic: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"
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I don't think I'll miss the company of anyone who refers to any suicides as "banal." And especially won't miss the company of someone who says something like "we haven’t ever cared about old men raping and subjugating young girls in this country." Pretty sure that "in this country" the raping of th...
by mikefrench
August 14th, 2019, 5:13 pm
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Topic: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"
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Re: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"

More on this today (8/14) guards had been filling out surveillance logs claiming to check on Epstein as ordered every 30 minutes but video records show that they weren't actually checking. I'm not sure if anyone wants to split hairs over "incompetence" vs "laziness" but for my purposes they cover t...
by mikefrench
August 14th, 2019, 5:11 pm
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Topic: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"
Replies: 240
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Re: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"

It's a federal prison. Barr oversees this extremely high profile prisoner. So is Barr in on it, or is he incompetent? It has to be one or the other, right? Just a reminder that this is where my discussion about incompetence is stemming from. Barr should be (and won't be) held accountable. i complet...
by mikefrench
August 14th, 2019, 5:09 pm
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Topic: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"
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Re: Cooleo questions The "Official Story"

1) you all are jerks and this has reinforced that my decision around a year ago to abandon this community was a very good decision 2) the goalposts were moved by YOU ALL, not by me - i was contesting the phrasing "extremely high-profile" which i think was hyperbolic, and if you go back you'll notice...

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