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(Yes, I'm going to talk about rape in this post. I'll probably open my mouth and insert my foot, but I have some things that I need to say anyway.)

It'd be a lie to say that every rape accusation is true. People can lie about serious things just as often as the nonserious.

However, if one of these accusations is shown to be untrue, it's found out because investigators and attorneys were doing their jobs. For example, the Duke rape case. The defense found out the D.A. was keeping DNA evidence from the court. Turns out the DNA evidence collected from the victim didn't match the three students on trial. The D.A. was reprimanded, and the three students were found not guilty.

In short, if one of these accusations was found untrue, it was found out because investigators and attorneys were doing their fucking jobs! It wasn't because armchair psychoanalysts from the internet made comments on articles and message boards doubting the story.

Case in point: Melissa Bruen. It caught my attention through [livejournal.com profile] ldragoon's blog here and here.

My major gripe was in the comments, with so many people seeing this as a publicity stunt. There are some voices of reason early on, but it descends to the idiocy of "there's police along that path, so you're a liar".

(Yes, I have edited this post to convey my thoughts better. No, I'm not going to tell you what I changed)
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I saw an ad for chocolate skittles.

Chocolate skittles!

A circular-enlosure-shaped candy filled with chocolate and having a letter stamped on it.

Aren't these already out as M&Ms?

EDIT: As has been noted, these candies are not chocolate. They are the skittles style candies given chocolate flavor.

...which, to me, makes them sound even dumber.
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Scam Ad costs man most of his stuff

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — A pair of hoax ads on Craigslist cost an Oregon man much of what he owned.

The ads popped up Saturday afternoon, saying the owner of a Jacksonville home was forced to leave the area suddenly and his belongings, including a horse, were free for the taking, said Jackson County sheriff's Detective Sgt. Colin Fagan.

But Robert Salisbury had no plans to leave. The independent contractor was at Emigrant Lake when he got a call from a woman who had stopped by his house to claim his horse.

On his way home he stopped a truck loaded down with his work ladders, lawn mower and weed eater.

"I informed them I was the owner, but they refused to give the stuff back," Salisbury said. "They showed me the Craigslist printout and told me they had the right to do what they did."

Okay, since when do Craigslist ads give anyone any rights. Wikipedia must've missed State v. Porn Spam or something.

The trespassers, armed with printouts of the ad, tried to brush him off. "They honestly thought that because it appeared on the Internet it was true," Salisbury said. "It boggles the mind."

Yeah, that's one thing to learn from Craiglist. If it's on the internet, it MUST be true.

Guess I'm a Scientologist now.

People like this are why Snopes.com was created and why I'm a misanthrope. That's why I'm using this userpic. It's the closest thing I have to inflicting pain over the internet.

At least my Utena season 2 box set came today. It cost me under $80, and I'm going to get my $80 worth.

BWO Watch

Sep. 2nd, 2007 07:22 pm
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One step closer to the Bonobo World Order: Bill Nye (Yes, that Bill Nye) booed by adults for saying moon reflects light.

Aside from that, I got my order from RightStuf.com: the second season of GetBackers and a couple of volumes of Tramps Like Us. The last volume drove me nuts with one of those cliffhangers. It's a nice josei manga to even out those shojo ones.
nykeyoung: (Jeff Dunham)
When I thought my sister's boyfriend's plans to breed calicos was stupid, one in five adults still believe the sun revolves around the earth.

Okay, that's it. Everyone, go home, relax, and wait for commands from our new bonobo overlords.


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It's dangerous to go alone. Take this.

Vampire/Amazon I Editing (Pass 1/3)
1 / 35 chapters

Stand/Fall (V/A book 2)
1,918 / 80,000

Argue With Me
1,120 / 80,000

Humanity: A X-Day Crash Course
74 / 80,000

The World Doesn't Revolve Around You
0 / 80,000

Dios Vu
0 / 80,000

Betrayer/Destroyer (V/A book 3)
163 / 80,000

Reckless/Thoughtless (V/A book 4)
0 / 80,000

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