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Politics / Re: Israel Under Attack
« Last post by WLJ on July 10, 2024, 10:05:07 AM »
Outside of the Hamas intercepting aid component, it sounds a lot like, was it Haiti, where we are still finding ginormous stashes of stuff like bottled water, that never made it to where it was needed, or else was more than was needed?

Even in the US
This reminds me of Puerto Rico where the gov was on TV crying how mean racist Trump was withholding aid to PR after a hurricane and it turned out she was the one sitting on the aid in warehouses in PR after it was shipped there.
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Politics / Re: Gun Control Watch
« Last post by MechAg94 on July 10, 2024, 10:04:36 AM »
Report from Mrgunsngear on a credit union in Idaho who sent out a terms of service notice listing (among other things) guns and ammo as items customers were prohibited from buying with that credit union's credit card.

https://youtu.be/__oxIcqbI1E

What kind of a moron business would do that in a state like Idaho of all places? They have since changed their TOS to "illegal items". That's after a *expletive deleted*it ton of customers rushed to the bank after the story broke and canceled their accounts.

This seems especially stupid since, and I don't remember the exact language, but we recently passed a state law that expressly prohibited any financial institutions from tracking or otherwise interfering in legal activities, specifically because of that whole credit card industry "guns and ammo" purchasing tracking thing that seemed to have backfired on them as well.

I was wondering if the terms of service was something the leadership all read and agreed upon or they got what they thought was a generic "terms of service" from someone else and didn't read it properly.  Either way, the leadership looks like activists or they don't pay attention to the details.  Neither are people I want managing my money.
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Politics / Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Last post by MechAg94 on July 10, 2024, 09:53:56 AM »
Woah. New York just changed the garbage game, y'all.

https://twitchy.com/amy-curtis/2024/07/08/new-york-trash-bins-n2398128
My first assumption is the unions for garbage workers refused to use the cans because it cut jobs.  Instead or 2 or 3 guys throwing bags in the truck, you have a driver and truck with an arm that grabs the can. 
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Politics / Re: Israel Under Attack
« Last post by Ben on July 10, 2024, 09:53:32 AM »
TL;DR: We did our job, call us when the UN has done theirs and opened up more space and we'll go back to work.

Outside of the Hamas intercepting aid component, it sounds a lot like, was it Haiti, where we are still finding ginormous stashes of stuff like bottled water, that never made it to where it was needed, or else was more than was needed?
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The Roundtable / Re: So what's everone paying for gasoline?
« Last post by WLJ on July 10, 2024, 09:08:19 AM »
Trump is definitely in cahoots with Big Oil to make Biden look bad.

How dare they drain our strategic reserves! The Biden admin needs to get to the bottom of this fascist plot to hurt the American people!

Will be a MSNBC article in a day or two.
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Politics / Re: Israel Under Attack
« Last post by dogmush on July 10, 2024, 09:07:14 AM »
It looks like they will likely not re-install the pier. That ended up being a great use of resources and money. Also, it's interesting how Israel's "genocide" has practically disappeared from the headlines now that the left had discovered what the rest of us have known about Brandon all along.

https://apnews.com/article/gaza-pier-humanitarian-aid-f3e21c072630c0d9cb9498d3a0e27a55

To be fair, they aren't reinstalling it right now because they have put more air ashore than can be delivered.  There's no point in stabbing the beach with the pier and exposing it to waves and damage when there's no more space to put trucks ashore.   When the UN manages to actually deliver aid to folks in Gaza, and the holding yard has more space, they can run the Modular Causeway back down the coast and put it back on the beach.

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U.S. is considering not re-installing it unless the aid begins flowing out into the population again, U.S. officials said Friday.

While the military has helped deliver desperately needed food through the pier, the vast majority of it is still sitting in the adjacent storage yard and that area is almost full. Aid agencies have had difficulty moving the food to areas further into Gaza where it is most needed because the humanitarian convoys have come under attack.

The U.N., which has the widest reach in delivering aid to starving Palestinians, hasn’t been distributing food and other emergency supplies arriving through the pier since June 9.

Onward movement of supplies delivered over the shore is not a US Army mission.

TL;DR: We did our job, call us when the UN has done theirs and opened up more space and we'll go back to work.
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Politics / Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Last post by K Frame on July 10, 2024, 09:05:04 AM »
The Sacramento city attorney is threatening a local Target for reporting crimes:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sacramento-city-attorney-reportedly-threatened-fine-target-store-reporting-theft-crimes


Well how the hell else can they keep crime down! If you make it illegal to report crime, crime drops!
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The Roundtable / Re: Febreeze and Barn Swallows
« Last post by Kingcreek on July 10, 2024, 08:59:46 AM »
Yeah I’ve got the buggers in my 1909 barn. When the young ones leave the nest there might be a hundred or more in the air hunting bugs.
Flies and mosquitoes are still pretty numerous right now.
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Politics / Re: Gun Control Watch
« Last post by Ben on July 10, 2024, 08:41:32 AM »
Report from Mrgunsngear on a credit union in Idaho who sent out a terms of service notice listing (among other things) guns and ammo as items customers were prohibited from buying with that credit union's credit card.

https://youtu.be/__oxIcqbI1E

What kind of a moron business would do that in a state like Idaho of all places? They have since changed their TOS to "illegal items". That's after a *expletive deleted*it ton of customers rushed to the bank after the story broke and canceled their accounts.

This seems especially stupid since, and I don't remember the exact language, but we recently passed a state law that expressly prohibited any financial institutions from tracking or otherwise interfering in legal activities, specifically because of that whole credit card industry "guns and ammo" purchasing tracking thing that seemed to have backfired on them as well.
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Politics / Re: The 2024 Circus
« Last post by Ben on July 10, 2024, 08:29:46 AM »
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