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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17250 on: 06 July, 2020, 12:41:43 AM »
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being in drag that time he beat a fox to death

That intrigued me, so I went and read about it. He had put on his wife's kimono because it was near at hand when he heard his chickens were in distress. Upon discovering the fox tangled in the chicken coop's protective netting he made the necessarily quick decision to kill it. The RSPCA investigated and found that no criminal act had taken place.

Probably the stupidest thing he did there was Tweet about it and enrage the howling mob.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17251 on: 06 July, 2020, 12:21:32 PM »
One rarely beats an animal to death in a fit of logic and practicality, so I suspect he was in shock at the time he tweeted out his story of brutal animal murder to a platform where people still bitch and whine about Anthony Bourdain's ecologically-unsound diet despite his being dead for two years.

I live in a rural area and I've heard plenty of stories of fox encounters, but they usually end with a call to the USPCA (RSPCA to you mainland yokes), so I just assumed Windy Miller's story was SOP for townies whenever they encounter any form of wildlife that isn't a stray cat.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17252 on: 06 July, 2020, 01:32:51 PM »
I live in a rural area and I've heard plenty of stories of fox encounters, but they usually end with a call to the USPCA (RSPCA to you mainland yokes), so I just assumed Windy Miller's story was SOP for townies whenever they encounter any form of wildlife that isn't a stray cat.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17253 on: 06 July, 2020, 02:30:50 PM »
Yep.  A townie sees a cat larger than 15lbs and 2 minutes later they're talking about escaped panthers.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17254 on: 07 July, 2020, 04:35:38 PM »
I can't decide what's most "2020" about this story: that the Tories have been using a catastrophe to line the pockets of their donors yet again, or that the guy who uncovered it is most famous for living in a windmill and bragging on Twitter about being in drag that time he beat a fox to death - and no that is not a euphemism, you can literally Google "beat a fox to death" and he's the first result.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17255 on: 08 July, 2020, 08:28:55 AM »
And this week's ironic infection prize goes to Jair Bolsonaro.  Thoughts and prayers are with him. But not too many.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17256 on: 13 July, 2020, 10:03:09 PM »

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17257 on: 13 July, 2020, 10:50:44 PM »
Comics could make a fortune in the US if they released anthology titles aimed at kids, because the kids market is huge and there are no anthology titles that I know of - everything goes under the model of being just one thing at a time.

Also, lots of comic shops here don't stock kids' graphic novels - those are in book stores instead.

*Disclaimer: personal experience may not include actual facts.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17258 on: 15 July, 2020, 03:57:31 PM »

Bit of an overkill?

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17259 on: 15 July, 2020, 04:06:44 PM »

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17260 on: 15 July, 2020, 04:32:16 PM »

Bit of an overkill?
No
Arresting 12 y.o. is the best use of police resources?

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17261 on: 15 July, 2020, 05:07:30 PM »

Bit of an overkill?
No
Arresting 12 y.o. is the best use of police resources?

What should they have done?  By the time they find out the age of the perpetrator a lot of resources would already have been used.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17262 on: 15 July, 2020, 05:09:33 PM »
I was taken into custody around that age for shoplifting. I've always considered that a valuable part of my education in life. Should they just have let me get on with it?
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17263 on: 15 July, 2020, 05:14:58 PM »
I was taken into custody around that age for shoplifting. I've always considered that a valuable part of my education in life. Should they just have let me get on with it?
Were you arrested for saying shit on the internet?

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17264 on: 15 July, 2020, 05:17:30 PM »
I was taken into custody around that age for shoplifting. I've always considered that a valuable part of my education in life. Should they just have let me get on with it?
Were you arrested for saying shit on the internet?

Strange question: I already told you what I was arrested for. You're making the argument that racist abuse shouldn't be a crime - but it is, so you're bang out of luck on that score.
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