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  1. Tecumsehsbones

    Gun Control is Completely Useless.

    Agreed. Figuring out all the relevant laws would be tangle-of-yarn stuff. I think somebody with a proper warrant in hand is entitled to assume they have a right to execute it. It's the magistrate's job to make sure the warrant is appropriately limited, and to make sure the executor is aware...
  2. Tecumsehsbones

    Personality Assessment

    Perfectly good term. And in the Anglo-descended legal traditions, with a few limited exceptions, also the law.
  3. Tecumsehsbones

    B.C. First Nation signs multimillion-dollar deal with gas pipeline company

    I find it deeply disturbing that the great tradition of civil disobedience, both non-violent and violent, established and nurtured by some of the lions of civilization around the world, seems to be increasingly descending into performative assholes shrieking (and arsonizing) over fake issues...
  4. Tecumsehsbones

    And this is why.

    Not sure I take your point here. Are you saying "Meh, there'll always be bullies, and we shouldn't try to stop it?" Or are you saying "Kids get bullied for a lot more than alphabet issues, and we need to crack down on bullying and support the victims regardless of the ostensible reason for the...
  5. Tecumsehsbones

    B.C. First Nation signs multimillion-dollar deal with gas pipeline company

    I read a book that claimed the NWMP's first remit was "stop the Yanks selling whiskey to the FNs." Hard to argue with that. I wish they'd been more successful (obviously it was impossible to do more'n make a rather small dent in the trade).
  6. Tecumsehsbones

    Is Beijing Weaponizing Your DNA?

    Lots of people and organizations have my data. I don't feel stiflingly controlled.
  7. Tecumsehsbones

    B.C. First Nation signs multimillion-dollar deal with gas pipeline company

    Does it need to be a government problem? Maybe one of those "creative solutions" folk talk about is to make upgrading the water supply and quality part of the compensation to the nation.
  8. Tecumsehsbones

    B.C. First Nation signs multimillion-dollar deal with gas pipeline company

    To be clear, I honestly didn't mean to state or imply that you were assuming or concluding that. Just that I hear it a lot. But I would suggest it does, indeed "go that way." Otherwise Canada would still be nothing but a handful of colonial families living in log cabins and pecking away at a...
  9. Tecumsehsbones

    And this is why.

    It was, and remains, a huge issue in the military. Despite the availability of a large variety of counseling options, there's a huge bias in favor of "toughing it out." Which makes about as much sense as "toughing out" a case of VD.
  10. Tecumsehsbones

    B.C. First Nation signs multimillion-dollar deal with gas pipeline company

    You can do both at the same time. Some particularly creative soul might could even suggest tying 'em together.
  11. Tecumsehsbones

    B.C. First Nation signs multimillion-dollar deal with gas pipeline company

    Yeah. Long way from trading or gifting beads and feathers, ain't it?
  12. Tecumsehsbones

    B.C. First Nation signs multimillion-dollar deal with gas pipeline company

    Everybody else manages to "make progress" in the midst of bitter failures to get along with each other. It's called "politics." To assume or conclude that Natives (generic term including Canadian FNs) can't or shouldn't is simply racism. Even when it's the Indians doing the assuming or...
  13. Tecumsehsbones

    And this is why.

    I actually agree with Boomer (mark your calendar). Letting kids know that counselling is available and de-stigmatizing it is a very important aspect of this.
  14. Tecumsehsbones

    Personality Assessment

    A climber found a trove of gems in the Alps amid a 47-year-old plane wreck. He gets to keep half. By Jonathan Edwards The Air India passenger jet from Mumbai prepared to land in Geneva on Jan. 24, 1966, but never made it. The Boeing 707 crashed near the summit of Mont Blanc in the French Alps...
  15. Tecumsehsbones

    Is Beijing Weaponizing Your DNA?

    Probably. So what?
  16. Tecumsehsbones

    Chilling Videos, Journal Found as Parents Face Scrutiny in Michigan School Shooting

    To conflate hunting and home defense with this kind of inability to tell your dick from your gun garbage is just throwing dust. The laws of most states allow kids to possess firearms under supervision. And most of them have hunting exceptions.
  17. Tecumsehsbones

    Gun Control is Completely Useless.

    In a democracy, ya get the government ya deserve. That's kinda sad and pretty scary.
  18. Tecumsehsbones

    The Financialization of Housing

    Yep, a pretty standard parliamentary system. The main players are the Social Democratic Party (SPD, center-left) and the Christian Democratic Union (CDU, center-right), with all the usual horse-trading to getting parties with a few seats to come on board to get a majority. Merkel was unique in...
  19. Tecumsehsbones

    B.C. First Nation signs multimillion-dollar deal with gas pipeline company

    Thanks, Mo! Seems to me the only way to deal with it is to deal with the "modern" tribal government (I don't use "modern" as any kind of a value judgement, I mean the elected government). The proper role of the traditional structure is to convince its members to vote for Candidate A, B, or C...
  20. Tecumsehsbones

    The Financialization of Housing

    I'm willing to accept that it may be a necessary limitation. But thank you for that bit about Germany, I'll look it up. I'm apparently in the minority on this board in that I don't regard Germany as a "socialist shithole." It stuns me how often I see people here fly in the face of their...