User Profile: Mikepal

Mikepal

Member Since: August 15, 2011

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  • March 22, 2016 at 7:29pm

    Men wearing gloves in an airport whether 1 or 2 should be a tip off. Except if it’s really cold outside. The only men who wear gloves at an airport are those who are there to do a job. Either a job at the airport or in this case an attack.

  • [2] March 18, 2016 at 6:40pm

    I don’t really get the point of these press conferences anymore. Even the dumber people in the room know they are a waste of time. Josh Earnest isn’t going to say anything that makes sense the whole remainder of this term.

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  • March 18, 2016 at 5:22pm

    The guy in the light shirt and dark pants is hopping on his left leg while trying to get away. So it seems like some kind of physical incident happened to his right leg, and I doubt he had a leg cramp.

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  • [4] March 17, 2016 at 5:19pm

    So after bashing Tea Party conservatives for years, and conservatives in general, and putting up two “centrist” candidates in a row, they RNC will conspire to help elect a conservative 3rd party candidate?

    It’s like the Simpsons episode were Homer becomes leader of the Stonecutters secret society, and they’re so put off they form the No Homers society.

  • [1] March 17, 2016 at 5:14pm

    It was Singapore and he lived there, though I don’t think permanently. Was not a tourist.

  • [6] March 16, 2016 at 6:01pm

    This is click bait. The guy is responding to a specific situation as described in the text, where the emailer had lost their job and was having problems with their mortgage, then asked if they should pay off their credit card first. Would need more info about the specific situation, but prioritizing what you do with the remaining cash you have is definitely warranted. I’d put credit cards low on the list, after car, housing, food, etc. The major exception is when people were so far underwater on their houses in the bust, that paying the mortgage didn’t make sense, so people did pay their credit cards and cars and not their mortgage. But ordinarily, when stretched, you make sure you have a car so you can keep looking for a job, and have housing, before worrying about credit cards. Normally, people with a mortgage have equity in the house that they’re protecting by paying on that before the credit cards.

  • [14] March 16, 2016 at 3:56am

    By sheer coincidence, this guy was arrested the day after the Iran prisoner swap and their getting $160 billion dollars. Was barely covered that day after. There’s a price on American hostages now. After the Bergdahl swap, and the Iran swap.

  • [3] March 14, 2016 at 7:23pm

    Again, I’m worried that they have the power, since anyone in for say 5 years, could find themselves with 20 years on a whim. I’ve always thought they added when there were crimes in jail, and of course took time off for good behavior. If he had 3 life sentences and made it 3 life sentences plus 20 years, it had no real effect, except to be an example of when they exercised the power. The right to a speedy trial resulted from when kings would just hold people for years without charging them with any crime. An extension of that should be they can’t just revise sentences along the way. I’m not planning on ever being in jail, but I am also extremely wary of creeping growth of government powers.

  • [6] March 14, 2016 at 5:23pm

    Outside of the specifics of this case, it is a little disturbing they can retroactively decide what the sentence should be 35 years later. What’s to stop them from just adding a few years to everyone’s sentence on a whim from this precedent? Or just keep adding time for someone in particular, like someone on the other side politically? That is a lot of power for a review board 30+ years after the original trial.

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  • [1] March 11, 2016 at 4:29pm

    Yeah, that was my first thought. I went to the guy’s Facebook post yesterday and there’s no way to even make out who’s being hung because it is the same angled photo shown here. But there’s a large built platform, so does not look like some mob just went and lynched someone. Also it was rare back then for a photo to be taken except at events that were planned because of the camera setup and long exposure times.

  • March 11, 2016 at 1:31am

    They did discuss it. Apple even gave a timeline in their first court filing, and they were first contacted about assistance with this phone right after the attack in early December. Tim Cook early on in his PR campaign said that the FBI should have discussed things a bit longer with Apple before they took it to get a court order. But it had been a bit over 2 months by the time the court order was obtained. So how much discussion is needed? Tim Cook’s claim that this puts millions of people’s data at risk is not one that would be different by thinking about it a little longer.

    Also, it is a BS claim that resetting the icloud password was what messed everything up. There is a limited amount of information that icloud backs up, selectable by the user, and the phone’s last backup had been in October. So it was turned off for about 2 months. The FBI was given access to all the icloud info. Only if he had that day of the attack set the phone to backup again might it then have backed up. Sure there was a chance, but how likely was it that he decided to turn it back on the day they spent at a holiday party, then went back to shoot people there after. And again it does not back up everything.

    Having said all that, Apple might win on the claim that they can’t be forced to assist. The assistance has to be reasonable. And this case is a bit grey, versus black and white, in terms of what is being asked.

  • [3] March 10, 2016 at 4:51pm

    Watching the video of her walking with, actually behind, her lawyers probably shows why she hasn’t been offered a job as a lawyer. She’s hunched over, and does not project confidence. And in the video in court she looks lost. No firm is going to hire a person who can’t sit with a client and make them feel comfortable about the firm.

  • [30] March 9, 2016 at 2:34am

    Exhibit A for why voters are sick of politicians more than usual this year.

  • March 8, 2016 at 2:44pm

    Pretty sure he’s not a native English speaker, and definitely not American. Ever seen any locks that look like that, or the brand of wrench he has? Looks like the wrench is stamped JOBIprofi 8 seconds in.

  • March 5, 2016 at 5:09pm

    He actually spent a lot more time than indicated in this article trying to figure out where stuff might be. Mozambique wasn’t an accident. Apparently has a blog about searching as that’s what the early stories mentioned. He absolutely wanted attention, but is being tricky in his wording being a lawyer. He’s saying he didn’t want to be identified until it was confirmed.

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  • March 4, 2016 at 8:53pm

    New versions of Word allow saving to .pdf format right from Word. Word 2010 and later do, and maybe earlier. Just have to Save As, and select .pdf in the “type”.

  • March 2, 2016 at 7:47pm

    They can’t guarantee that a piece of horizontal stabilizer hasn’t ended up in the water completely separate from being from a crash. That’s the reason they won’t claim anything until they check the paint and other things match. But if it is from a 777, the odds are of course that it is from MH370. The report is it is 35 inches by 22 inches, so not exactly large.

  • [2] March 2, 2016 at 7:23pm

    Indian Ocean gyre. There was a sunken Australian boat that was ended up there sometime since this all happened. In that case I think it had been lost years ago. But anything on the surface gets windblown as well.

  • [3] March 2, 2016 at 7:20pm

    Clear cut case of workplace violence. /sarc

  • [1] February 29, 2016 at 5:44pm

    $2.5 billion on food in a year? In a nation of about 320 million people. You may would to do some math and figure out how much food that would mean per person. Or you can do it even easier, by multiplying 320 million by $10 and see how that amount compares to $2.5 billion.

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