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What’s Wrong With Profiling?

by Bunk X ( 45 Comments › )
Filed under Art, Crime, OOT, Open thread at July 17th, 2013 - 11:30 pm

What's Wrong With Profiling
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I have no problem profiling criminals. If you dress like one, act like one, happen to be roaming around in the dark peering into windows like one, it makes a lot of sense for the authorities to stop and question you, even if you’re a law-abiding citizen.

On the other hand, if the authorities stop and question EVERYONE (like they do in security lines, looking for any small infraction in order to avoid charges of profiling, well that’s something else entirely, and it’s entirely disturbing to me. (“You haf ze toenail kleeperse, ya? Hant me ze kleeperse, zen ze paperse, undt follow me.”)

Food for thinks on The Overnight Open Thread.

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45 Responses to “What’s Wrong With Profiling?”
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  1. yenta-fada
    1 | July 17, 2013 11:57 pm

    Sort of related. Gophers better watch it if they want to cross the U.S./Cdn. border. Horses too.

    http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/upiUPI-20130712-093832-3485


  2. Calo
    2 | July 17, 2013 11:59 pm

    Bunk has toe nail droppings.
    And, Rodan has birthday updings.

    Happy birthday, blogmeister. And, many more years to come and enjoy your way.


  3. yenta-fada
    3 | July 18, 2013 12:01 am

    @ Calo:

    {Calo} Long time no see.


  4. yenta-fada
    4 | July 18, 2013 12:07 am

    A once in a lifetime agreement with Jimmah Carter:

    Ex-President Carter: “The invasion of privacy has gone too far”


  5. Calo
    5 | July 18, 2013 12:08 am

    @ yenta-fada:
    {{Yenta}} it’s a busy time of year is all. I do check in occasionally.

    Now, give me some terrible fashion foibles.


  6. yenta-fada
    6 | July 18, 2013 12:15 am

    Sorry if already posted.

    http://www.aclu.org/pizza/images/screen.swf


  7. yenta-fada
    7 | July 18, 2013 12:16 am

    Calo wrote:

    @ yenta-fada:
    {{Yenta}} it’s a busy time of year is all. I do check in occasionally.
    Now, give me some terrible fashion foibles.

    That should be in the realm of possibility.


  8. yenta-fada
    8 | July 18, 2013 12:20 am

    You know at Italian weddings where they put candied almonds into little bags made of netting? Voila!

    http://lh3.ggpht.com/-8BnlFNY2NVY/UeafLLkMHKI/AAAAAAAA7g4/xo_PQgWkfMM/s1600-h/article-2107213-11EE9201000005DC-856_634x790%25255B4%25255D.jpg


  9. yenta-fada
    9 | July 18, 2013 12:24 am

    Wearing this to Africa might have been from the Dept. of Redundancy
    Dept.

    http://lh3.ggpht.com/-_Be0s5zjK_s/UdmFkR4orxI/AAAAAAAA69g/fsKkrvrPge4/s1600-h/171593528%25255B37%25255D.jpg


  10. lobo91
    10 | July 18, 2013 12:46 am

    @ yenta-fada:

    Sort of reminds me of the old Gateway computer boxes


  11. 11 | July 18, 2013 12:49 am

    Peter King for President?


  12. lobo91
    12 | July 18, 2013 12:49 am

    @ yenta-fada:

    “I think there’s some real opportunity to save money and get better border security,” Tester told CBC News. “I’m not talking drones here, I’m talking low-level radar. I’m talking things like Blue Rose technology, where you can lay a cable in the ground and determine whether a gopher runs over it, or a human being, or a horse.”

    Do gophers usually run on the ground? I’m pretty sure they dig tunnels.


  13. lobo91
    13 | July 18, 2013 12:52 am

    mfhorn wrote:

    Peter King for President?

    Rather than a futile presidential run, why doesn’t he try to unseat one of New York’s worthless senators?


  14. 14 | July 18, 2013 12:57 am

    @ yenta-fada:
    Killer satire that.


  15. 15 | July 18, 2013 12:58 am

    @ lobo91:
    When topside, they run, and they’re often elected. Usually they’re just appointed.


  16. yenta-fada
    16 | July 18, 2013 1:08 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ yenta-fada:
    Killer satire that.

    I totally know that is a compliment.


  17. Bumr50
    17 | July 18, 2013 1:36 am


  18. Bumr50
    18 | July 18, 2013 1:41 am

    Say something once?

    Why say it again?


  19. Bumr50
    19 | July 18, 2013 1:47 am

    I’m on a mescaline radio.


  20. lobo91
    20 | July 18, 2013 1:50 am

    @ Bumr50:

    How about a British guy singing about being an illegal alien?


  21. lobo91
    21 | July 18, 2013 1:52 am

    @ lobo91:

    Or as it would be called today, “It’s No Fun Being an Undocumented Guest Worker”


  22. Bumr50
    22 | July 18, 2013 1:54 am

    @ lobo91:

    How about Phil Collins describes my feelings about the current regime/ law enforcement body/ bought congress/ shit judiciary?


  23. lobo91
    23 | July 18, 2013 1:56 am

    @ Bumr50:

    How about Phil Collins describes my feelings about the current regime/ law enforcement body/ bought congress/ shit judiciary?

    You’re apparently reading my mind. I was just going to post the same thing. :)


  24. Bumr50
    24 | July 18, 2013 2:01 am

    @ lobo91:

    Actually have a listen:

    Some say the end is near.
    Some say we’ll see Armageddon soon.
    I certainly hope we will.
    I sure could use a vacation from this

    Bullshit three ring circus sideshow of
    Freaks

    Here in this hopeless fucking hole we call LA
    The only way to fix it is to flush it all away.
    Any fucking time. Any fucking day.
    Learn to swim, I’ll see you down in Arizona bay.

    Fret for your figure and
    Fret for your latte and
    Fret for your lawsuit and
    Fret for your hairpiece and
    Fret for your Prozac and
    Fret for your pilot and
    Fret for your contract and
    Fret for your car.

    It’s a
    Bullshit three ring circus sideshow of
    Freaks

    Here in this hopeless fucking hole we call LA
    The only way to fix it is to flush it all away.
    Any fucking Time. Any fucking day.
    Learn to swim, I’ll see you down in Arizona bay.

    Some say a comet will fall from the sky.
    Followed by meteor showers and tidal waves.
    Followed by fault lines that cannot sit still.
    Followed by millions of dumbfounded dipshits.

    And some say the end is near.
    Some say we’ll see Armageddon soon.
    I certainly hope we will ’cause
    I sure could use a vacation from this

    STUPID shit, silly shit, stupid shit…

    One great big festering neon distraction,
    I’ve a suggestion to keep you all occupied.

    Learn to swim. [x3]

    Mom’s gonna fix it all soon.
    Mom’s comin’ ’round to put it back the way it ought to
    be.

    Learn to swim. [x9]

    Fuck L. Ron Hubbard and
    Fuck all his clones.
    Fuck all these gun-toting
    Hip gangster wannabes.

    Learn to swim. [x9]

    Fuck retro anything.
    Fuck your tattoos.
    Fuck all you junkies and
    Fuck your short memory.

    Learn to swim. [x8]

    Fuck smiley glad-hands,
    With hidden agendas.
    Fuck these dysfunctional,
    Insecure actresses.

    Learn to swim. [x8]

    ‘Cause I’m praying for rain;
    I’m praying for tidal waves
    I wanna see the ground give way.
    I wanna watch it all go down.
    Mom, please, flush it all away.
    I wanna see it go right in and down.
    I wanna watch it go right in.
    Watch you flush it all away.

    Time to bring it down again.
    Don’t just call me pessimist.
    Try and read between the lines.

    I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t
    Welcome any change, my friend.

    I wanna see it come down.
    Bring it down.
    Suck it down.
    Flush it down.


  25. Bumr50
    25 | July 18, 2013 2:03 am

    @ lobo91:

    ;-)

    GMTA.


  26. lobo91
    26 | July 18, 2013 2:04 am

    And we can’t forget Phil Collins’ contribution to one of the most iconic sequences in TV history:


  27. lobo91
    27 | July 18, 2013 2:14 am

    I can feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord
    I’ve been waiting for this moment, all my life, Oh Lord
    Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord, Oh Lord

    Well, if you told me you were drowning
    I would not lend a hand
    I’ve seen your face before my friend
    But I don’t know if you know who I am
    Well, I was there and I saw what you did
    I saw it with my own two eyes
    So you can wipe off the grin, I know where you’ve been
    It’s all been a pack of lies

    And I can feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord
    I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, Oh Lord
    I can feel it in the air tonight, Oh Lord, Oh Lord
    And I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life, Oh Lord, Oh Lord

    Well I remember, I remember don’t worry
    How could I ever forget, it’s the first time, the last time we ever met
    But I know the reason why you keep your silence up, no you don’t fool me
    The hurt doesn’t show; but the pain still grows
    It’s no stranger to you or me

    And I can feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord…


  28. The Osprey
    28 | July 18, 2013 2:14 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Bumr50:

    How about a British guy singing about being an illegal alien?

    Eeets no fawn, bein’ an eeeeleeegal aleeeyon!


  29. Bumr50
    29 | July 18, 2013 2:17 am


  30. lobo91
    30 | July 18, 2013 2:19 am

    @ The Osprey:

    I actually heard that song on the radio the other day.

    Of course, it was Sirius, not terrestrial radio. An FCC SWAT team would probably raid any regular radio station that played it today


  31. lobo91
    31 | July 18, 2013 2:22 am


  32. Bumr50
    32 | July 18, 2013 2:27 am

    Always a shame and that’s all..


  33. The Osprey
    33 | July 18, 2013 2:31 am

    @ Bumr50:

    I gave all my vinyl to a friends daughter and her boyfriend for safekeeping when I didn’t have a place to store it, and no longer had a turntable, and they’ve had it so damn long now I’d feel awkward asking for it all back. One of the albums I had was David Byrne and Brian Eno’s “My Life In The Bush of Ghosts”. This track was on the original album…and not on the recent re-release. Care to guess why?

    I’ve always associated this track with images from that Orson Welles narrated flick about Nostradamus…the scenes where the Islamic dictator/Third Anti-Christ is aiming his missiles at NYC…I guess because they came out about the same time, and the music of this tune is creepy and futuristic and menacing and primitive all at once , and then you have the Muslim thing with the Imam chanting in the background… and now we are living this nightmare….Iranian nukes?… this is the soundtrack for the movie we are all in now…muckin’ fuslims!


  34. lobo91
    34 | July 18, 2013 2:35 am

    I saw Genesis on this tour, in Mannheim:


  35. Bumr50
    35 | July 18, 2013 2:39 am

    @ The Osprey:

    This is a Byrne /Eno track that I listen to frquently:

    PS -- I dig late 70′s Talking Heads bootlegs.


  36. lobo91
    36 | July 18, 2013 2:42 am

    @ The Osprey:

    The answer to the trivia question “What was the first song played by Armed Forces Radio when they went on the air in Saudi Arabia in 1990?”


  37. The Osprey
    37 | July 18, 2013 2:45 am

    @ lobo91:

    Fundamentally can’t take it! :lol:


  38. lobo91
    38 | July 18, 2013 2:50 am

    @ The Osprey:

    There are no armadillos in Saudi Arabia, though.

    But there are Cadillacs, oil wells, and Burger Kings.


  39. The Osprey
    39 | July 18, 2013 2:52 am

    @ lobo91:

    This was always one of my favorite Clash tunes…


  40. The Osprey
    40 | July 18, 2013 2:53 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ The Osprey:

    There are no armadillos in Saudi Arabia, though.

    But there are Cadillacs, oil wells, and Burger Kings.

    I think they filmed that vid in Texas.


  41. The Osprey
    41 | July 18, 2013 2:54 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    But there are Cadillacs, oil wells, and Burger Kings.

    But with no Bacon Cheeseburgers!


  42. lobo91
    42 | July 18, 2013 2:56 am

    @ The Osprey:

    I think they filmed that vid in Texas.

    That would be my guess.


  43. lobo91
    43 | July 18, 2013 2:57 am

    @ The Osprey:

    They have some sort of bogus “breakfast strips” that are made out of beef.

    Not really convincing.

    Why I always ate breakfast on post in Kuwait.


  44. lobo91
    44 | July 18, 2013 3:03 am

    Well, I’m off to bed.

    Night, all


  45. The Osprey
    45 | July 18, 2013 3:13 am

    Damn it’s late. I will see you all tomorrow.


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