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The Lounge I don't think Beyonce is all that Dec 27 2014
00:18 (UTC)
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I've never heard anyone gush about how talented or amazing she is, so I cannot tell you why they do it.

Even though some people don't like her music, most people (who listen to western popular music) would say that it doesn't suck. I think there's a distinction between whether or not something is good and whether or not you like it.

I hate blue cheese, but I'm sure some dishes made with it are really good. I just won't eat any of them because I hate blue cheese. 

Conversely, there are some things that I like, but I wouldn't classify them as good either, like pixie sticks. There pretty disgusting actually, but I like them.

The Lounge One Word! Dec 27 2014
00:11 (UTC)
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employed

Fitness Gym membership on hold Dec 27 2014
00:11 (UTC)
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My gym is the worst at new years because we get all of the jocks home for winter break, the nfl hopefuls who come to train before the combine, the new years resolution people, and then the normal customers.

Young Calorie Counters Weight loss at boarding school? Dec 26 2014
02:43 (UTC)
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When I went to boarding school, they had cooktops in the cafeteria, like a stir fry bar as an option.

You could reasonably figure out what you're eating if you use the salad bar and other food items that you have to put together yourself. It's pretty much impossible to tell what all is in what they cooked for you.

If your school has a nutritionist, (ours had one for sports), you can try him or her for some suggestions.

Fitness Advice? Dec 23 2014
13:45 (UTC)
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I would start with a basic lifting program like Starting Strength. It doesn't take very long, and then do whatever cardio you want either after the lift or on a non lifting day. 

If you're just working out to get in shape, then a basic lifting and cardio routine is fine. If you're working out to become a better swimmer, then you should tailor both your lifting and cardio routines on the needs of swimmers, and I would ask your coach about that.

The Lounge Coffee vs. Tea Dec 23 2014
10:45 (UTC)
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I only drink coffee if it has alcohol in it. Tea is good, but I find that the "tea stores" are way overpriced.

The Lounge Two NYC LEOs executed in their car: Wenjian Lu and Rafael Ramos Dec 23 2014
04:54 (UTC)
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Original Post by amwick:

Original Post by smashley23:

 

My point is that prosecutors don't provide "all of the evidence" for everyone whose not law enforcement. They provide only the evidence that is favorable to getting an indictment if they want an indictment which most of the time they do. When it comes to law enforcement, they often don't want an indictment and that doesn't mean that they couldn't get a conviction or that the case had no merit. 

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The transcripts of the Eric Garner GJ proceedings have not been released, so based on MB case, the prosecutor was wrong for presenting all the facts?  I  just don't see it.  I think he was wrong for even bringing the case to the GJ, but that is just me. 

All this was more or less discussed in other earlier threads.

If you don't understand the crux of what I'm saying, I'm sorry, but you must be brain damaged, and there's nothing I can say other than suggest you see a neurologist.

The Lounge Two NYC LEOs executed in their car: Wenjian Lu and Rafael Ramos Dec 23 2014
01:46 (UTC)
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Original Post by amwick:

Original Post by smashley23:

Original Post by amwick:

Original Post by smashley23:

Original Post by amwick:

Original Post by catwalker:

Since a grand jury almost never indicts the police for anything, I don't know why you keep giving a grand jury non-indictment so much weight.

They are supposed to represent the public.  If their decisions carry no weight than what would work better?  Would it be fair to just let someone like Al Sharpton decide? 

Grand juries do what the prosecutor wants them to do. Their decision means nothing if the prosecutor goes out of his way to make sure an indictment doesn't happen because he relies on the police to make his other cases. 

 

Really,  is that a fact?  I think it is just another version of the old hammie sammie myth.   When they  actually present exculpatory evidence/testimony, they are accused of the same thing.  Old story.   So, the are damned if they do and damned if they don't.   

 

 

  

Defendants get indicted 99% of the time. They do what prosecutors want them to do and most of the time, the prosecutor actually wants an indictment. Defendants have no right to have exculpatory evidence in front of the grand jury and it usually isn't presented for them because that's counterproductive to the prosecutor's intent. Normally, defendants don't get to testify that they were acting in self defense and normally prosecutors don't misquote the law to the jury in favor of the defendant.

It's one thing to argue that exculpatory evidence should be introduced in all indictments. It's another thing to treat officers facing a grand jury different from everyone else facing a grand jury.

Because prosecutors have an ethical obligation, not to bring cases before a Trial Jury that they know have no merit, eg one that they will surely lose.   They are not presenting exculpatory evidence per se, they are presenting all evidence/testimony, and allowing the Grand Jury to decide if a criminal charge is warranted.

And I totally agree it is unusual, but it is unusual for a prosecutor to be forced or compelled by public opinion and media outrage to do anything, rather than just make up their own minds.   MO

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My point is that prosecutors don't provide "all of the evidence" for everyone whose not law enforcement. They provide only the evidence that is favorable to getting an indictment if they want an indictment which most of the time they do. When it comes to law enforcement, they often don't want an indictment and that doesn't mean that they couldn't get a conviction or that the case had no merit. 

The Lounge Two NYC LEOs executed in their car: Wenjian Lu and Rafael Ramos Dec 23 2014
01:43 (UTC)
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I thought "totality of the circumstances" came from Illinois v. Gates which was dealing with probable cause to search people not probable cause for the grand jury to grant an indictment. I don't know if SC jurisprudence treats all "probable cause" equally; in fact, I would be surprised if it did.

Weight Loss Gone too far...time for a change... need advice Dec 22 2014
23:37 (UTC)
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I think overall calorie count will matter more than your macro break down. If you're lifting, then I would aim for 1g/lb of lean body mass, but other than that, I don't have any particular suggestions other than figure out what healthy foods you like eating and eat them. I like vegetables, so I eat a lot of them, but if I didn't like them, forcing myself to eat them for my "diet" just to quit after three weeks would be useless.

The Lounge Two NYC LEOs executed in their car: Wenjian Lu and Rafael Ramos Dec 22 2014
23:35 (UTC)
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People shouldn't be arrested unless it's necessary. If you can give them a summons and they're likely to appear, then why should they be dragged down to jail, unless they're actually a danger to someone.

The Lounge Two NYC LEOs executed in their car: Wenjian Lu and Rafael Ramos Dec 22 2014
23:33 (UTC)
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Original Post by amwick:

Original Post by smashley23:

Original Post by amwick:

Original Post by catwalker:

Since a grand jury almost never indicts the police for anything, I don't know why you keep giving a grand jury non-indictment so much weight.

They are supposed to represent the public.  If their decisions carry no weight than what would work better?  Would it be fair to just let someone like Al Sharpton decide? 

Grand juries do what the prosecutor wants them to do. Their decision means nothing if the prosecutor goes out of his way to make sure an indictment doesn't happen because he relies on the police to make his other cases. 

 

Really,  is that a fact?  I think it is just another version of the old hammie sammie myth.   When they  actually present exculpatory evidence/testimony, they are accused of the same thing.  Old story.   So, the are damned if they do and damned if they don't.   

 

 

  

Defendants get indicted 99% of the time. They do what prosecutors want them to do and most of the time, the prosecutor actually wants an indictment. Defendants have no right to have exculpatory evidence in front of the grand jury and it usually isn't presented for them because that's counterproductive to the prosecutor's intent. Normally, defendants don't get to testify that they were acting in self defense and normally prosecutors don't misquote the law to the jury in favor of the defendant.

It's one thing to argue that exculpatory evidence should be introduced in all indictments. It's another thing to treat officers facing a grand jury different from everyone else facing a grand jury.

Vegetarian Raw Vegan Bodybuilding for beginners Dec 22 2014
22:35 (UTC)
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I don't know anything about veganism, but I would start with a beginners lifting program and see how that goes.

Vegetarian How do I get more protein? (GF vegan) Dec 22 2014
22:31 (UTC)
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hemp seeds

Fitness Protien Requirements Dec 22 2014
22:28 (UTC)
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Avocados are pretty calorie rich and healthy. 

The Lounge Two NYC LEOs executed in their car: Wenjian Lu and Rafael Ramos Dec 22 2014
22:25 (UTC)
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Original Post by amwick:

Original Post by catwalker:

Since a grand jury almost never indicts the police for anything, I don't know why you keep giving a grand jury non-indictment so much weight.

They are supposed to represent the public.  If their decisions carry no weight than what would work better?  Would it be fair to just let someone like Al Sharpton decide? 

Grand juries do what the prosecutor wants them to do. Their decision means nothing if the prosecutor goes out of his way to make sure an indictment doesn't happen because he relies on the police to make his other cases. 

 

The Lounge Two NYC LEOs executed in their car: Wenjian Lu and Rafael Ramos Dec 22 2014
19:53 (UTC)
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Original Post by lysistrata:

Original Post by smashley23:

You should blame Scorcese instead of Jodie Foster.

If the protestors have blood on their hands for these murders, does that mean those who demand that we secure the borders are responsible for anti-hispanic hate crimes and murders?

How many of those are there?

How many secure border protestors have been advocating for killing immigrants?

I'm not sure who is supposed to be the "those" in your first question. A lot of people think we need to secure our borders and those illegal immigrants need to go back to Mexico. If they didn't, Arizona's legislation never would have passed. 

I may disagree with them on border control, but I do not think they are all liable when some violent criminals attack hispanic people and claim its because of immigration.

I don't think Gilchrist (finder of the Minuteman Project) is responsible for all of the spin off groups that called themselves Minuteman something and then attacked (or murdered) hispanic people. 

I don't know how many of these anti-immigrant parties advocate for the murder of Mexicans, but I also don't know how many police brutality protestors advocated for the murder of the police. Some of them clearly did, but it wasn't all of them. It might not have even been most of them. Either way, I refuse to attribute the behavior of a few of them to the whole group.

I also don't think calling the police pigs and saying we should fry them like bacon is a true threat. Sure it is rude and offensive, but it's not a very literal statement. It's unlikely that they actually want to make police officer bacon. I'm sure these people are angry, but I don't most of them actually want the police to die, rather they are voicing out their frustrations with a system that seems to condone police brutality and institutionalized racism in a vulgar and offensive manner. I say something like "**** the police" at least once a week, but I wouldn't try to bring harm to any police officer I came across even if that's the literal translation of what I'm saying.

The Lounge Two NYC LEOs executed in their car: Wenjian Lu and Rafael Ramos Dec 22 2014
16:33 (UTC)
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You should blame Scorcese instead of Jodie Foster.

If the protestors have blood on their hands for these murders, does that mean those who demand that we secure the borders are responsible for anti-hispanic hate crimes and murders?
The Lounge Two NYC LEOs executed in their car: Wenjian Lu and Rafael Ramos Dec 22 2014
10:16 (UTC)
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I don't the backlash is significant at all. Anyone who blames the protestors for those officers deaths is not someone's whose opinion is worth caring about. Anyone who thinks police force should not be subject to scrutiny is someone who shouldn't be a police officer. 

The Lounge so how do americans feel about the cuba development? Dec 20 2014
20:15 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by smashley23:

I want to be able to buy cuban rum from inside the states. That is all I have to say about it.

O.O

Welcome back.

Thanks. I come back to Murrica tomorrow, and cuban rum was only 7 euros in Germany, which is like $9, but I'm not going to live in Germany. I am however, going to finish my bottle before I board my flight.

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