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The MSM and False Equivalence - 2020 Election Version


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Posted 14 January 2021 - 04:07 PM

View Postpnwguy, on 14 January 2021 - 12:53 PM, said:

I need to quickly line up a supplier for animal horns and pelts.
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Posted 14 January 2021 - 04:14 PM

View PostLFC, on 14 January 2021 - 11:42 AM, said:

In particular the type with two large loops connected two keep two completely separate items, like say wrists, bound together. These things are handcuffs, specifically made for and used by law enforcement.

Agreed those "zip ties" are "emergency handcuffs" used by police is croud situations. You need boltcutters to remove them. I two heavy duty ones in my carry on attache case. Just in case some passenger needs to be "calmed down".
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Posted 14 January 2021 - 05:00 PM

View Postandydp, on 14 January 2021 - 04:14 PM, said:

Agreed those "zip ties" are "emergency handcuffs" used by police is croud situations. You need boltcutters to remove them. I two heavy duty ones in my carry on attache case. Just in case some passenger needs to be "calmed down".
Flight crews have been authorized to have them on board since 2016.
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Posted 14 January 2021 - 05:04 PM

View Postpnwguy, on 14 January 2021 - 05:00 PM, said:

Flight crews have been authorized to have them on board since 2016.

Are they labeled "Karen Cuffs?"
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Posted 14 January 2021 - 05:11 PM

View PostLFC, on 14 January 2021 - 05:04 PM, said:

Are they labeled "Karen Cuffs?"
To go along with "Elizabeth Mace"? ;)
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Posted 14 January 2021 - 05:15 PM

View PostLFC, on 14 January 2021 - 05:04 PM, said:

"Karen Cuffs?"

View Postpnwguy, on 14 January 2021 - 05:11 PM, said:

"Elizabeth Mace"? ;)
Weren't they both...um..."B-movie" actresses in the 1970s?
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Posted 14 January 2021 - 06:03 PM

View PostBact PhD, on 14 January 2021 - 05:15 PM, said:

Weren't they both...um..."B-movie" actresses in the 1970s?

I don't think so but they might have been "DD-movie" actresses.
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Posted 15 January 2021 - 04:29 AM

View Postgolden_valley, on 14 January 2021 - 11:56 AM, said:

You can find most anything you want online.

You can get ANYTHING you want at Alice's Restaurant — at least, you could before lockdown and social distancing.



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Posted 15 January 2021 - 09:33 AM

View PostRich T Bikkies, on 15 January 2021 - 04:29 AM, said:

You can get ANYTHING you want at Alice's Restaurant...

"'Excepting Alice." (17:38)
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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