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  1. Gepetto

    Julian Edelman announces retirement -

    I'd put Wes Welker in the HOF too. Basically if I have a nice RC or two of really good players I want them to make the HOF, for the value of my card collection!
  2. Gepetto

    Julian Edelman announces retirement -

    He was good enough and played meaningful games to help the Patriots win championships. I'd put him in the HOF and I hate the Patriots.
  3. focking pathetic. He should have went with his first instinct and fired off an angry tweet against cancel culture. Instead he took three years to learn about it and join their liberal stupidity line of thought.
  4. Gepetto

    What state would you live in

    North Carolina because I think the weather is good there year round.
  5. Gepetto

    I have the Moderna flu

    I don't remember, I read about it a while ago. I want to say some African countries may still have cases, but I don't know if they're still using the vaccine today that can cause it. Quick google search and I found this https://www.who.int/csr/don/01-september-2020-polio-sudan/en/ stating it occurred in Sudan in August of 2020. I did find this: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/polio/hcp/vaccine-derived-poliovirus-faq.html and it states that the (oral vaccine) OPV vaccine (the vaccine that is very weak live virus and can cause polio) has not been used in the United States since 2000. More information here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polio_eradication
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    Minny at it again. Black man shot at traffic stop

    I found this useful information so here it is: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/04/12/us/protests-today-daunte-wright-minneapolis#tasers-guns-daunte-wright While not common, officers have mistaken pistols for Tasers, sometimes with deadly outcomes. While not common, instances of police officers accidentally firing a pistol when they meant to draw their Tasers, as the police in a Minneapolis suburb said happened on Sunday when an officer shot and killed Daunte Wright, are not entirely unusual, either. In 2018, a rookie Kansas police officer mistakenly shot a man who was fighting with a fellow officer. In 2019, a police officer in Pennsylvania shouted “Taser!” before shooting an unarmed man in the torso. And in 2015, a former Oklahoma reserve deputy killed an unarmed man when he accidentally grabbed his handgun. Ed Obayashi, a California-based expert on the use of force by law enforcement, said that with appropriate training, it should be difficult for officers to confuse a gun with a Taser. “But unfortunately it does happen — this is not the first time and it won’t be the last,” he said, referring to the fatal shooting of Mr. Wright. In a 2012 article published in the law journal Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, Capt. Greg Meyer, a retired Los Angeles Police Academy instructor, documented nine similar instances between 2001 and 2009. One of the most famous cases happened in 2009 in Oakland, Calif., when a white Bay Area transit officer shot and killed a Black man on New Year’s Day. The man, Oscar Grant III, was unarmed and lying facedown when the officer shot him. The officer was acquitted on charges of second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter but was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and served 11 months in prison. Scott A. DeFoe, a retired sergeant with the Los Angeles Police Department, said most police departments require officers to wear their Taser on their nondominant side, to prevent the officer from confusing it with their pistol. Tasers are often also marked with bright colors to distinguish them from pistols, and the grips are typically different from those of firearms. “If you train enough, you should be able to tell,” he said. In most cases, Deputy Obayashi said, the confusion occurs when officers carry both weapons on the same side of their body, or holster their stun guns on the opposite side of their body in such a way that it is easier for them to reach across with a dominant hand and cross-draw without deliberating. In six of the nine cases from the 2012 article, including the shooting in Oakland, the officers carried both weapons on the same, “strong-hand” side of their bodies. In several cases, the officers did not serve much jail time, or any. In the Pennsylvania case, for example, the district attorney said the officer violated a policy requiring officers to wear their Taser on the opposite side of their firearm. Still, he said the officer “did not possess the criminal mental state required to be guilty of a crime under state law.”
  7. Gepetto

    I have the Moderna flu

    That's because the Polio vaccine in certain countries actually causes a Polio like illness, which is horrible.
  8. It's a vaccine. Don't be uninformed. These vaccines create an immune response to build up Memory cells to mimic actually having gotten the infection so that if in the future the actual virus enters the body, the immune system is ready to fight it off efficiently and quickly.
  9. I'll never buy Coca Cola product again.
  10. Gepetto

    ***Official Chauvin Trial Thread***

    I was expecting it be either a picture or video of the officer's knee on the back of Floyd's shoulder instead of his neck and am wondering if Twitter deleted it.
  11. Gepetto

    ***Official Chauvin Trial Thread***

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  12. These journalists and anyone feeding them these article ideas are manipulatative. These increases are not significant.
  13. Gepetto

    Queue the mass shootings

    They don't care. If they cared they would address the real problem, mental illness.
  14. Gepetto

    Queue the mass shootings

    I'll listen to anyone at first unless and until it's not worth listening anymore.
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