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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:53 pm

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Bunts Lick Butts wrote:My theory is the vast amount of county governments (county commissioners, sheriff's offices, etc) are completely corrupt. You have a combination of lack of public oversight (everyone cares about their mayor, city councilors, but cannot name their county commissioners. Many sheriffs serve for decades and are primarily figureheads who appoint their friends,) and a little man syndrome (police departments/city govt have much larger budgets) and it all just leads to corruption.


Correct theory, especially in rural and poor areas. One of my counties had a per capita income of around $26,000, which made it one of the poorest counties in the country. In a place like that there is zero oversight because no one really gives a [expletive].


Which is why the notion that some have that state and local government is so much more fair and incorruptible than the big bad federal government makes little sense to me. There's so much less oversight on the local levels, and with a country this size people can basically end up with their own little fiefdoms.

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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:13 pm

Tim wrote:"Hawthorne Effect". Basically, people improve their behavior if they know they're being watched. I'm a competitive cur, so having friends that are also doing it drives me to want to "win" daily/weekly challenges and such.

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Postby Ryne Ween » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:34 pm

Federal government employees aren't corrupt. It's almost impossible to be corrupt in that world. They are lazy, paranoid and incredibly stressed out. They log their lunch break up to really high levels.

You have Harvard law graduates logging their lunch breaks to the quarter hour.

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Ryne Ween wrote:Federal government employees aren't corrupt. It's almost impossible to be corrupt in that world. They are lazy, paranoid and incredibly stressed out. They log their lunch break up to really high levels.

You have Harvard law graduates logging their lunch breaks to the quarter hour.

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Tim wrote:"Hawthorne Effect". Basically, people improve their behavior if they know they're being watched. I'm a competitive cur, so having friends that are also doing it drives me to want to "win" daily/weekly challenges and such.

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Postby CubInOK » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:11 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:

I'm trying to understand Bryan Cranston without a goatee and it just not working out.

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:22 pm

CubInOK wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:

I'm trying to understand Bryan Cranston without a goatee and it just not working out.


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Postby treebird » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:23 pm

CubInOK wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:

I'm trying to understand Bryan Cranston without a goatee and it just not working out.


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SECOND BUT BETTER > FIRST BUT LESSER

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Postby Mark Prior's Calves » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:15 am

Any good podcasts that have discussed Making a Murderer?

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Postby Banedon » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:20 am

Investigation Discovery is rushing a Steven Avery doc, that promises to include things missing from the Netflix doc. At first glance, it's going to be more defensive of the police/prosecutors...

http://io9.gizmodo.com/inevitable-spin- ... 1751679652

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:59 am

Deadwood finally getting that HBO movie finale?

http://uproxx.com/tv/hbo-deadwood-movie-premiere/

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OleMissCub wrote:
Bunts Lick Butts wrote:My theory is the vast amount of county governments (county commissioners, sheriff's offices, etc) are completely corrupt. You have a combination of lack of public oversight (everyone cares about their mayor, city councilors, but cannot name their county commissioners. Many sheriffs serve for decades and are primarily figureheads who appoint their friends,) and a little man syndrome (police departments/city govt have much larger budgets) and it all just leads to corruption.


Correct theory, especially in rural and poor areas. One of my counties had a per capita income of around $26,000, which made it one of the poorest counties in the country. In a place like that there is zero oversight because no one really gives a [expletive].

The county I live in is not poor. But it is rural. It is also overwhelmingly a single party county. I know that there is a level of corruption here that kind of just how things are done. Jobs, construction bids, that sort of thing. An opposing political party or force also is a good way to help keep things less corrupt. When you have to face someone in an election that can question these sorts of things.
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Postby David » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:34 am

This was making the rounds on Twitter yesterday

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... ia=FB_Page


Also, the "leg irons" that were being talked about appear to be some novelty sex shop hand cuffs with pink fur on them, so there's that.
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Postby Banedon » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:28 am

So NBC has ordered a pilot set in the DC universe called Powerless. It's a comedy, and is being compared to the Office. It's based around regular people working at an insurance company in a world that has superheroes.

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Postby OleMissCub » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:30 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:Deadwood finally getting that HBO movie finale?

http://uproxx.com/tv/hbo-deadwood-movie-premiere/


The guy who played Richardson died this past year :-(

He was the subject of one of my favorite lines ever.

E.B.: "Could you been born, Richardson, and not egg-hatched as I've always assumed?"
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Postby Smack » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:38 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:Deadwood finally getting that HBO movie finale?

http://uproxx.com/tv/hbo-deadwood-movie-premiere/


Awesome, I'm just re-watching the series with my wife who had never seen it.
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Postby RammyFanny » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:37 am

I've got to say, I've seen some fair rebuttals to a lot of the info against Steven Avery I posted and like mojo said, it just ends up being a never ending loop of info that leads you back to where you started (but with a migraine). There were people from Auto trader that testified that she wasn't creeped out by him and just made a passive joking "eww" comment to someone when she saw him in the towel. Then I hear that "sweat DNA" doesn't even exist (well, it does, but it can be from anything like saliva to skin cells) and that the guy who checked for it admitted to never even changing his gloves after searching the Avery household. But then again, I hear Brendan said he helped clean up the blood in the garage with bleach and that bleach was found all over his jeans that he turned in from that night.

I have no [expletive] clue.
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Postby weis21 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:25 pm

RammyFanny wrote:I've got to say, I've seen some fair rebuttals to a lot of the info against Steven Avery I posted and like mojo said, it just ends up being a never ending loop of info that leads you back to where you started (but with a migraine). There were people from Auto trader that testified that she wasn't creeped out by him and just made a passive joking "eww" comment to someone when she saw him in the towel. Then I hear that "sweat DNA" doesn't even exist (well, it does, but it can be from anything like saliva to skin cells) and that the guy who checked for it admitted to never even changing his gloves after searching the Avery household. But then again, I hear Brendan said he helped clean up the blood in the garage with bleach and that bleach was found all over his jeans that he turned in from that night.

I have no [expletive] clue.

agreed. i don't have any [expletive] clue either. which is exactly why he needs another trial. and if the jury doesn't have any [expletive] clue this time, he shouldn't be in prison.

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Postby bukie » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:02 pm

Four episodes into Making a Murderer and I hate everything involved in the case.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:06 pm

bukie wrote:Four episodes into Making a Murderer and I hate everything involved in the case.

it'll only get worse. or better?
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Re: The General TV Thread

Postby Ryne Ween » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:03 pm

This making a murderer has really turned into a fun pop or soda for everybody.


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