If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

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Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Post by Jennifer » 11 Aug 2018, 18:04

Highway wrote:
11 Aug 2018, 17:50
I know there are ridiculous bureaucracies, but why is this one so atrocious? Is it the opposite department or something? Do they just figure out how they can make themselves look as bad as possible?
I'm reminded of something Julian Sanchez wrote (tweeted) in response to some then-current ICE outrage du jour: "Who else would sign up at this point? We’ve finally succeeded at creating a government body so inherently monstrous that anyone who agrees to work for it is pretty much automatically garbage. So of course it ends up behaving horrifyingly; what else can you expect from a staff comprising exclusively shit humans? Or, if we craft something gentler NYT can quote: There’s a feedback loop. When an agency openly creates opportunities to enact strategic cruelty, it attracts the cruel."
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Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Post by thoreau » 11 Aug 2018, 18:49

I think the basic thing built into the system is that you should err on the side of not letting people in. It's probably not a written rule, but it's definitely a general understanding. Then toss in the election of Trump, and even in areas where his appointees haven't rewritten policy there's just a general understanding that saying "No" is what the boss REALLY wants you to do.
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Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Post by Jennifer » 24 Aug 2018, 19:51

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Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Post by thoreau » 25 Aug 2018, 13:27

Fuck it. I'm gonna say it:

I want Trump's head on a pike.

EDIT: After a trial by a tribunal under the post-Resistance government, of course.
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Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Post by Aresen » 25 Aug 2018, 16:18

thoreau wrote:
25 Aug 2018, 13:27
Fuck it. I'm gonna say it:

I want Trump's head on a pike.

EDIT: After a trial by a tribunal under the post-Resistance government, of course.
I believe Kathy Griffin beat you to it.
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Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Post by lunchstealer » 25 Aug 2018, 17:59

My ideal solution would be for Trump to die in a helicopter accident in the 1980s.
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Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Post by thoreau » 25 Aug 2018, 22:36

lunchstealer wrote:My ideal solution would be for Trump to die in a helicopter accident in the 1980s.
I am told that there's a thing called Helicopter Twitter...
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Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Post by Eric the .5b » 26 Aug 2018, 04:51

I dunno, that would probably end up with some helicopter pilot dying too,

I'm thinking hair gel ignition.
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Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Post by Aresen » 26 Aug 2018, 10:24

Eric the .5b wrote:
26 Aug 2018, 04:51
I dunno, that would probably end up with some helicopter pilot dying too,

I'm thinking hair gel ignition.
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Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Post by Mo » Today, 05:07

Despite Trump's best efforts, I still don't feel bad for Jeff Sessions.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1LZ2TG
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