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That would be a record breaking high in Krakow.

Admittedly, it seems like it is hotter than it is there, due to the geography I think.  They also balance it out with some fairly cold winters (21F on average...down to -21F in the worst winters).

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: July 11, 2016, 07:29:13 pm »
Well, in a sense at least it is May.  She's horrible, but she's predictably and routinely horrible in the way we've come to expect from Cameron and co.

Leadsom would've been an entirely different, potentially Trump-esque breed of horrible (especially given her comments on Scottish people).  We can survive May.  I'm not sure we could survive a sockpuppet run by 20 different crazy backbenchers.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: July 11, 2016, 05:29:20 pm »
Well, that was sort of unexpected.  Any word on what forced Leadsom out?

Nothing overt but my money is on the 1922 committee - specifically, whoever it was who dictated her letter of withdrawal


ALSO - do you really find it unexpected? It felt like rain following the sunshine to me - despite the shrill excitement and cum faces of the BBC reporters I've been watching this afternoon.

and Yes I know listening to the Beeb news channel is like reading reply columns, but it is one of my guilty pleasures. If you can't enjoy the news at least you can watch the complex intrigues and manipulations, yanno?

Well, I was asleep until 16:25, so I've not seen any coverage up until I posted that.

However, I did think Leadsom was stupid enough to think she had a chance, and drag the whole thing out.  Looking at some of her supporters within the party, and the defensive way they speak about her, I could see someone of her personality type treating that as The Will Of The People.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: July 11, 2016, 03:40:06 pm »
Well, that was sort of unexpected.  Any word on what forced Leadsom out?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UNLIMITED ZEROHEDGE APPRECIATION THREAD!
« on: July 09, 2016, 10:38:43 pm »
I appreciate the way ZeroHedge shamelessly shills for Putin, and American conspiracy theorists and rightwingers (increasingly the same thing) eat it up like morons.

What do you appreciate most about ZeroHedge?

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What should really worry you is the guy who wrote that is a trial lawyer and was previously a colonel in the Army.

Is your professional officer classes learning?  Sadly, nope.

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People pay money for those kind of pictures you now.

Not very well adjusted people, but nevertheless, people with money.

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http://www.snopes.com/hillary-clinton-disqualified/

so who you gonna believe? Snopes or Cornell University Law School and the US Federal legal code?

She only managed to escape prosecution because Comey couldn't equate "extreme carelessness" with "gross negligence". Which of course any jury would have been instructed to equate.

Nice job at completely failing to read the link or refute the points within.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Dallas Police shootings
« on: July 08, 2016, 03:41:26 pm »
Hold on... They had him holed up, trapped with nowhere to go, and no one was in immediate danger... so they just up and killed him?

There are uncomfirmed reports that the police negotiator may have been killed.

I'm trying to get more info on that.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Orlando shooting thread
« on: July 08, 2016, 03:40:38 pm »
So...

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Since the shooting at an Orlando nightclub last week that left 49 people dead, reports have emerged that gunman Omar Mateen frequented the gay club, used gay dating apps and had gay lovers.

But the FBI has found no evidence so far to support claims by those who say Mateen had gay lovers or communicated on gay dating apps, several law enforcement officials said. 

Mateen, 29, told police negotiators he had carried out the shooting that began at 2 a.m. June 12 and ended, after a three-hour standoff, when he was killed by police.

He claimed the shooting was carried out in allegiance to the militant group Islamic State, as a message to halt U.S. bombing in Iraq and Syria.

Several Pulse regulars have come forward in the days since the shooting, claiming to have seen Mateen at the club or to have been contacted by him on the gay dating apps Grindr, Jack’d and Adam4Adam.

On Tuesday, Univision aired a report in which “Miguel,” a man wearing a disguise to conceal his identity, alleged he had sex with Mateen after meeting him on the gay dating app, Grindr. He said Mateen had sex with other men too, including a threesome with a Puerto Rican who allegedly told Mateen, after having had unprotected sex with him, that he was HIV positive.

But investigators do not consider the man’s account credible, according to one senior law enforcement official with access to the investigation.

In seeking to verify the reports, federal agents have culled Mateen's electronic devices, including a laptop computer and cellphone, as well as electronic communications of those who made the claims, law enforcement officials said.

So far, they have found no photographs, no text messages, no smartphone apps, no gay pornography and no cell-tower location data to suggest that Mateen — who was twice married to women and had a young son — conducted a secret gay life, the officials said.

The FBI is continuing to explore Mateen’s past, but investigators now believe the men who made the claims are not credible, or confused Mateen with someone else.

The FBI has not said whether it has uncovered any evidence that Mateen visited the Pulse nightclub prior to the shooting.

But law enforcement sources did say that investigators have not uncovered any direct links between Mateen and members of Islamic State.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Dallas Police shootings
« on: July 08, 2016, 03:32:01 pm »
http://www.caller.com/news/state/385967371.xhtml

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A robotics expert says Dallas police appear to be the first law enforcement agency to use a robot to kill.

Peter W. Singer, of the New America Foundation, says the killing of a suspect in Thursday night's fatal shooting of five police officers is the first instance of which he's aware of a robot being used lethally by police.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters that after hours of failed negotiations and in order to not put any officers in harm's way, his department used a robot to deliver a bomb that killed the suspect. Brown said they saw no other option.

Singer said in an email Friday that when he was researching his 2009 book "Wired for War" a U.S. soldier told him troops in Iraq sometimes used MARCbot surveillance robots against insurgents.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-dallas-police-shooting-20160708-snap-story.html

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The suspect was identified as Micah X. Johnson, 25, a resident of the Dallas area, two U.S. law enforcement officials said.

Johnson had no known criminal history or ties to terror groups, the official said, and has relatives in Mesquite, Texas, which is just east of Dallas.The official said federal agents were assisting Dallas authorities in the investigation.

Authorities believe Johnson belonged to an informal gun club and took copious amounts of target practice, according to a law enforcement official.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Dallas Police shootings
« on: July 08, 2016, 02:39:39 pm »
From the sounds of it, he was tightly lodged in wherever he was, and the Dallas PD had been communicating with him via a police negotiator.  It does sound like it was a situation where breaching and going in would probably result in at least one dead cop in addition to the suspect.

But I would definitely like to see what sort of rulebook there is regarding when you can send in the robot with a bomb.  That sounds like a special forces tactic, the sort of thing you'd see deployed in overseas situations by military personnel.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Dallas Police shootings
« on: July 08, 2016, 01:31:41 pm »
Yeah, I'm trying to find out more about these robots.

I mean, that's a pretty unorthodox tactic, for a police station.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Dallas Police shootings
« on: July 08, 2016, 01:11:13 pm »
Done.  Here's a livefeed

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-36743033

The BBC are also reporting what Dallas PD is saying the dead gunman's motives were:

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The gunman killed in a stand-off with Dallas police said he was upset about the police shootings of black people and wanted to kill white officers, the city's police chief has said.

The suspect told police that he was working alone, Police Chief David Brown told reporters.

Five Dallas police officers were killed and seven wounded by gunmen during protests against the shooting of black men by police, authorities say.

Three people are in custody.

Live updates

Mr Brown said the suspect had been killed when police used explosives to end a stand-off in a building where he was holed up.

He said that the gunman had told a negotiator that he was "upset about the Black Lives Matter [protest], about recent police shootings, upset at white people, and he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers".

"He said he was not affiliated with any groups, and he did this alone," Mr Brown added.

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