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  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: WA Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Backpage.com Online Child Sex Trade Case by Crane-Station.

    2014-10-22 09:15:16View | Delete

    Don’t tell us, tell Faux! They’re already making sure that every story they post has a reference to the “radacilized” driver from earlier this week. One gunman. Three gunmen. It’s stopped. It hasn’t. Other shooters at other locations. But maybe not. Think I’ll wait a couple hours for this to sort out. Boxturtle (I think [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: WA Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Backpage.com Online Child Sex Trade Case by Crane-Station.

    2014-10-22 07:13:10View | Delete

    Better get used to it. The authorities obviously have inside information as to the GJ decision and are preparing for protests.

    How can anyone trust the authorities?

    Do you know of anybody who does? Not just by rumor, but somebody you know who actually trusts government and the cops? Because I know of no such [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: WA Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Backpage.com Online Child Sex Trade Case by Crane-Station.

    2014-10-22 06:48:17View | Delete

    Legalize it, tax it, regulate it. The legit sex workers would probably help locate the underaged, if only to remove the competition. So many benefits to legalization…but it would support sinning and the GOP will fight against it. Until one of their major contributors decides he’d like to stop sneaking around. Boxturtle (What percent of [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: WA Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Backpage.com Online Child Sex Trade Case by Crane-Station.

    2014-10-22 06:44:49View | Delete

    where are the child welfare people

    On the streets…just not doing child welfare. Those positions got cut to prevent tax increases on campaign contributors. Not sure it would matter, though. With the current police behaviors, I think street kids would run from anything resembling authority. Wisely so. Remember the Monster in Cleveland, Castro? One of his [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: WA Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Backpage.com Online Child Sex Trade Case by Crane-Station.

    2014-10-22 06:24:07View | Delete

    Disproportionately, the teens on the street are gay or bi. And that’s why they got kicked out.

    Boxturtle (Wonder how many of the parents think they’re “good Christians”)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: WA Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Backpage.com Online Child Sex Trade Case by Crane-Station.

    2014-10-22 06:21:34View | Delete

    Backpage is a sorry version of Craigs list. The local cops use it to target prostitutes and stolen property sales. They’ve recovered a lot of stolen property that way. Locally, I don’t think they’ve ever caught underage hookers that way. Normally, they “catch” those via the social workers on the street. Boxturtle (more social workers [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: WA Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Backpage.com Online Child Sex Trade Case by Crane-Station.

    2014-10-22 06:10:04View | Delete

    Let us assume that backpage loses. How long will it take for the ads to migrate to a non-us based server? Hours, at most. How many kids will be saved? Zero. How many escorts will miss an appointment? Zero. How much money will go to the lawyers? Lots. Backpage is a highly useful law enforcement [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: WA Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Backpage.com Online Child Sex Trade Case by Crane-Station.

    2014-10-22 05:49:07View | Delete

    From backpages terms of service:

    4. (a) Posting adult content or explicit adult material unless: (i) such material is specifically permitted in designated adult categories and permitted under applicable federal, state, and local law; and (ii) you are at least 18 years of age or older and not considered to be a minor in your state [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: WA Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Backpage.com Online Child Sex Trade Case by Crane-Station.

    2014-10-22 05:38:40View | Delete

    Hey Congresscritters! Want to reduce or stop underage trafficking? Pass laws to support kids so they don’t have to! Housing, FOOD, decent education, support after removal from abusive households could end it in less than a generation.

    Boxturtle (or you could keep fighting ISPs in court who have nothing to do with it)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: WA Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Backpage.com Online Child Sex Trade Case by Crane-Station.

    2014-10-22 05:36:30View | Delete

    However, it is unlikely that the state will give up its fight to protect kids and others from sex trafficking on Backpage and elsewhere

    Nor should they, they simply have to do it the right way. They went after backpage because they could, not because backapge was an offender. They wanted backpage and others to do [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: WA Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Backpage.com Online Child Sex Trade Case by Crane-Station.

    2014-10-22 05:14:01View | Delete

    I’m on backpage’s side on this one. Should we go after ATT if it is found that one of their supported phone sex lines has underage? You have to go after the advertisers, not the ISP. Backpage has a system for reporting such things and they do act on the reports. If there is so [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the blog post Oh good plan!

    2014-10-22 04:25:31View | Delete

    A GOPer who depends on low information voters is criticizing low information voters.

    Sharon, you’d better hope that America never wises up. Or your party is history.

    Boxturtle (perhaps that’s why they’re rewriting history in Texas)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: The AN/ARC-5 Command Radio Set by cmaukonen.

    2014-10-21 08:52:12View | Delete

    You have to look at the box, it’ll either say Professional (metal), artisan (fiber), or classic (plastic). When I’ve seen them on sale, the store signs never say the model. The cynic in me says they want people to think it’s the $299 professional model rather than whatever it is. Boxturtle (How did our ancestors [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the blog post US Aid In Syria Going To ISIS

    2014-10-21 07:38:16View | Delete

    “Who” is easy. The real question is “Why”.

    Boxturtle (Alan Rickman made a great caterpillar)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: The AN/ARC-5 Command Radio Set by cmaukonen.

    2014-10-21 07:36:31View | Delete

    I have not found anything the pro model can’t do. Our original, cheap, classic model died in the middle of 20 dozen cookies one Xmas. Gears completely stripped. The Pro model has handled that and larger several times without a problem. No complaints at all. Boxturtle (remembers mixing batter by hand for Mom so I [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: The AN/ARC-5 Command Radio Set by cmaukonen.

    2014-10-21 07:28:10View | Delete

    If you have anything other than the professional model, eventually the gears will fail. When they go, get the professional replacements. They’re exactly the same size, but metal. They’ll outlast the rest of the mixer.

    Boxturtle (To make the cheap gears last, let them cool between uses)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the blog post US Aid In Syria Going To ISIS

    2014-10-21 07:25:48View | Delete

    Color me so very very cynical that I’ve passed into some new, as yet not labeled, realm.

    It’s called “reality”. You won’t like it here, I recommend going back to Wonderland.

    Boxturtle (Besides, whatever the caterpillar is smoking in that hooka is legal there)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the blog post US Aid In Syria Going To ISIS

    2014-10-21 07:22:33View | Delete

    The way to make money in war is to sell the same thing to both sides.

    It’s time to get our butts out of the region, we’re only making things worse. And whatever our goals really are, we’re not accomplishing them. Unless our goal is utter chaos.

    Since nobody is fool enough to commit their own ground troops, I think ISIS is going to take and hold a large chunk of Northern Syria and Iraq and we’re going to embargo them like Cuba while the rest of the world works out an accommodation.

    Boxturtle (So are we on Assads side or not? I’m confused…)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: The AN/ARC-5 Command Radio Set by cmaukonen.

    2014-10-21 07:14:31View | Delete

    And doing so reluctantly, IMO. It seems like a lot of American products have “planned obsolescence” built in. And some are intentionally made cheap so they’ll need replacement sooner. BEWARE Kitchen Aid mixers! There are three different models, they look from the outside almost identical BUT the cheap one has plastic gears and the middle [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: The AN/ARC-5 Command Radio Set by cmaukonen.

    2014-10-21 06:45:51View | Delete

    When that start II treaty (I think) started to take effect, we had to destroy some of our cruise missiles. So did the Soviets. It was decided to destroy them my simply firing the good-for-one-use motors. Our failure rate was something like 5% and at the time we had figured into our military planning a [...]

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