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Net Neutrality: No on Reclassification, Yes on Adding Content & App Providers

Posted on January 22nd, 2015 at 18:49 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


Here is BlackBerry’s perspective on the important issues raised by the various proposals under discussion.


Therefore, neutrality must be mandated at the application and content layer if we truly want a free, open and non-discriminatory internet. All wireless broadband customers must have the ability to access any lawful applications and content they choose, and applications/content providers must be prohibited from discriminating based on the customer’s mobile operating system.

In other words, you want a law that forces me, a developer, to port anything I write to your crappy platform as well?


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  1. Why stop there, John? Do you think there might be a market for your apps on a Nintendo DS or a PS Vita? I’ve got an old Commodore VIC-20 that needs some new apps too.

  2. Finally, mobile apps for my PDP/8.

The Zone Rangers

Posted on January 21st, 2015 at 19:04 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

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  1. Brilliant!

  2. “This video is unavailable from your location”

    Damn Zone Rangers preventing me from watching shows in other regions.

Should human rights always outweigh religious rights?

Posted on January 17th, 2015 at 18:27 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Pastafarian News

The mental gymnastics that are needed to reach the conclusions of most religious folk in that debate/dialogue is maddening. They want the right to wear a hijab but deny the right to wear a t-shirt, and they utterly fail to see the problem..

Majid Nawaz even got death threats for saying that he was not offended.

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  1. Human rights MUST prevail! All religions disagree just about everything, so which is going to prevail? As far as I’m concerned, religions and religious demonstrations should be banned in public. Let people practice in private whatever/however they want, but LEAVE ME OUT OF YOUR CRAP!

  2. And, it’s about time the US government gets off the fence. There is no middle ground! Quit doing business with dictators and royal pain in the asses.

  3. “Inalienable human rights”. What do they not fucking get?

  4. Agree. Why is their even a debate? Reason: Education failure; Religious indoctrination. Organized religions are like mafias, actually worse, and should be treated as such. As Spaceman said, practice in private and keep it out of politics and law.

  5. Best of friends, a Christian, a Muslim, a Jew, a Buddhist, an agnostic and an atheist walked into their local, The Garden of Eden.

    After many rounds of drinks a fight started (it was the agnostic’s round, although he claimed it wasn’t because the Muslim was only drinking Coke).

    Observing the chaos, the publican loudly rang the closing bell – the fighters stopped and stared at him.

    The publican said, “I created the world in seven days and now I hafta deal with this! You’re all barred! Get out!”

    There was a wailing and a gnashing of teeth. Sorrowing, they went on their way.

  6. Sue, maybe if he had taken a little more time?

Man gives out 13-year-old daughter in marriage to man who raped her

Posted on January 14th, 2015 at 20:39 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


A father in Tudun Rubudi of Ungogo local government, Kano State has given his 13-year-old daughter to one of the four men who allegedly gang-raped her.


According to Weekly Trust, a Kano-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Fadlu Dan Almajiri Fagge, said that the Islam religion allows for a rape victim to marry the man who raped her provided certain conditions are met. “First, the girl has to observe Istibira’i, a month period to ensure absence of pregnancy. The girl should not also be among those prohibited for the rapist. Provided those conditions are met, marriage can take place with the consent of the girl and her parents,” Shiekh Fadlu Dan Almajiri Fagge said.

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  1. Gosh – it would really be terrible if the girl turned out to be among those prohibited for her rapist. I bet he’d be awfully sad and I’d just hate it if his feelings were hurt…

  2. “With the consent of the girl…” doesn’t sound like she had any choice.
    Women and children as property: “You damaged it, you own it.”

    So…Old Testament.

  3. You mean like Deuteronomy 22:28-29 ?

  4. F*cking Sons of Abraham.

  5. I hear the 13th Century is a nice place to visit but you wouldn’t want to live there…
    Oh, wait, there are people who still are…

  6. Can we quarantine this place? Sounds like they have a serious illness.

Saudi cleric condemns …….. as anti-Islamic

Posted on January 12th, 2015 at 15:33 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Pastafarian News

Is it A) terrorism; B) child marriage; or C) building snowmen for fun?

Check your guess here.

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Norway: Islam is the problem.

Posted on January 12th, 2015 at 15:21 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Intellectual Property

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One Lawmaker’s Sneaky Attempt To Keep Marriage Equality Out Of Texas

Posted on January 10th, 2015 at 19:21 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


The Fifth Circuit will take up marriage equality cases from Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi Friday, and despite being a conservative panel, the judges could rule in favor of marriage equality. In the event that happens, one Texas lawmaker has an alternative plan for the marriage ban: make it illegal — essentially a punishable crime — for clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Catholic League’s Bill Donohue Sympathizes With Paris Terrorists

Posted on January 7th, 2015 at 23:09 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


Killing in response to insult, no matter how gross, must be unequivocally condemned. That is why what happened in Paris cannot be tolerated. BUT neither should we tolerate the kind of intolerance that provoked this violent reaction.

Those who work at this newspaper have a long and disgusting record of going way beyond the mere lampooning of public figures, and this is especially true of their depictions of religious figures. For example, they have shown nuns masturbating and popes wearing condoms. They have also shown Muhammad in pornographic poses.

While some Muslims today object to any depiction of the Prophet, others do not. Moreover, visual representations of him are not proscribed by the Koran. What unites Muslims in their anger against Charlie Hebdo is the vulgar manner in which Muhammad has been portrayed. What they object to is being intentionally insulted over the course of many years. On this aspect, I am in total agreement with them.

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    But if a believer demands that I, as a nonbeliever, observe his taboos in the public domain, he is not asking for my respect, but for my submission. And that is incompatible with a secular democracy.

  2. Mr. D. is such a sweetie! Why not jump in at this time and be a media whore and bigoted jerk?

Rental Car Stereos Infringe Copyright, Music Rights Group Says

Posted on January 4th, 2015 at 11:25 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Intellectual Property


Swedish collection outfit STIM says that car stereos perform music to the public and as a result rental companies are breaching copyright if they don’t have a suitable license.

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  1. I am so so tired of reading about extortion via a legal system. It just makes me sad.

No minimum age for marriage of girls

Posted on January 3rd, 2015 at 12:24 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Pastafarian News


Saudi Arabia’s religious leader, Sheikh Abdulaziz Al Asheikh, has said that he does not plan to restrict the minimum age for marriage for women to 15 years, contravening a recent proposal from the country’s Ministry of Justice.

In an interview with the Al Riyadh, reported by the Saudi Gazette, the Grand Mufti described the marriage of girls below that age as “permissible”.

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  1. Dress-wearing old geezers’ views on sex, marriage, women (or anything else) is defined as “religion”.

  2. If Mohammed did it, it must be OK.

  3. @chas WWMD?

‘Best Christmas gift’: 2 Indonesian families praise luck for missing doomed AirAsia flight

Posted on December 29th, 2014 at 15:20 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Pastafarian News


Chandra Susanto, who had been planning a holiday in Singapore with his wife and three children since March, had to cancel it a day before the due date, because his father got ill.

“It was a difficult decision to make because my son Christopher was so disappointed,” Susanto told the Daily Mail Australia. “He had been looking forward to the holiday for a long time.”

Susanto has now posted a picture of his QZ8501 ticket on Facebook, praising Christ for the miraculous escape.

“Thank you, Lord Jesus. Your plan is so beautiful, our family safe from harm,” he wrote.

And Lord Jesus meanwhile says “Fuck You” to the 162 people on the plane.

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  1. Most people get to make stupid blunders privately. The gutter press specialises in this kind of sh*t – manufacturing egregious outrage at some silly person or a celebrity. Sometimes it ruins their life.

    But in the spirit of piling in let’s hope the father doesn’t die. That wouldn’t be so beautiful.

Two NYPD cops get killed and ‘wartime’ police blame the protesters. Have we learned nothing?

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 at 14:41 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


One person offering clear directives to the cops: Patrick Lynch, their union president, who asked them to sign an emotionally manipulative letter banning de Blasio from their hypothetical future funeral, and who actually said on Saturday night that there was “blood on their hands [of] those that incited violence on the street under the guise of protest … [blood] on the steps of city hall, in the office of the mayor”.

Yes, the cops blamed the protesters. (So did Rudy Giuliani, but don’t get me started on him.) Even more chilling, the police union purportedly declared in a widely shared statement that the NYPD has “become a ‘wartime’ police department. We will act accordingly.”

There is this bizarre idea in the heads of cops that if you’re not 100% behind them, no matter what they do or who they do it to, you’re against society and want anarchy, chaos, looting, and murder.

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Purify her uterus if she isn’t a virgin

Posted on December 16th, 2014 at 20:07 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


The Islamic State has, believe it or not, released a shocking guidebook on how to treat its female sex slaves. Something out of the dark, middle ages, this guidebook makes your flesh crawl and fill you with disgust.

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Deuteronomy 15:11

Posted on December 11th, 2014 at 14:10 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Pastafarian News


Despite a significant rise in income inequality in Texas, Gov. Rick Perry (R) is arguing that it’s not something the state ought to be worried about.

“We don’t grapple with that here,” Perry told The Washington Post in a recent interview, while acknowledging that the state’s richest residents have seen the greatest spike in earnings.

“Biblically, the poor are always going to be with us in some form or fashion,” he added, an apparent reference to Mark 14:7.

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You can see where this is going, right?

Posted on December 9th, 2014 at 10:34 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Pastafarian News


According to its website, the Westcity Bible Baptist Church is a “family-oriented independent Bible-believing Baptist church”.

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  1. When will these asshats learn to keep their religion out of our shorts?! Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, I don’t care! Keep your religious beliefs but don’t burden me with them… I have my own, but I don’t expect that all others will adhere to them, nor do I proselytize or try to convert others. If they want to have a rational discussion, then ok, but this crap (praying that a person commits suicide because of their sexual orientation) is just outrageous!

  2. Clearly the abuser doesn’t actually believe in the power of prayer – he had to send a nasty message. It must be so frustrating that their god isn’t striking most of the world dead.

  3. Spiff, I have the one true religion. I update it daily as requested in my daily conversations with God. Who, by the way, has a wonderful sense of humor.

Jesus is…

Posted on December 7th, 2014 at 14:27 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


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  1. Now the preacher looked so baffled When I asked him why he dressed With twenty pounds of headlines Stapled to his chest. Bob Dylan, “Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again “

  2. I am going to add this to my list of things that I cannot unsee!

Driver Charged With Murder, Investigated For Hate Crime In Muslim Somali Teen’s Death

Posted on December 6th, 2014 at 14:44 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


An SUV driver accused of deliberately running down a Muslim teenager in Kansas City was charged Friday with first-degree murder in a case that’s being investigated by federal authorities as a possible hate crime.

They should instead just improve mental health care so that nut jobs like these are not a danger to society. It’s not a hate crime, he’s simply batshitinsane.

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  1. More about this here—


    lol, just what the USA needs, to import crazy people from other countries.

    These people probably had problems back in Somalia. This is a good reason not to just let anyone who claims to be a refugee into your country, they will bring their ethnic and religious disputes with them.

  2. When you take ppl out of a war zone, it is rare not to get some who are traumatised. Get your mental health system in order and there wont be a problem

  3. I don’t know. Looks like about two lifetimes of therapy to me.

  4. Then 2 lifetimes whatever it takes

  5. I agree with John here.
    I think all these “vandalized” cars, and the social network profiles that reads the same, more than anything screams out the failure of the mental health system.

  6. And people die due to the failure of the medical health system?

  7. I’d say that a driver’s license or a gun permit shouldn’t be issued to nutjobs.

The Republican Party’s top priority is to raise taxes on the poor. Literally.

Posted on December 4th, 2014 at 14:07 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


Apparently, cutting the income of a poor working single mother by 12 percent is good and proper conservative policymaking in 2014. Because immigration.

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A long list of sex acts just got banned in UK porn

Posted on December 2nd, 2014 at 15:34 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


More worryingly, the amendment seems to take issue with acts from which women more traditionally derive pleasure than men.

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  1. Too bad we can’t ban the anal retentive politicians. Wait, it that banned too?

  2. So, you can now enjoy anything that is not enjoyable… Aren’t politicians cute? Can’t we ban them also?

Matthew 21:13

Posted on December 1st, 2014 at 21:10 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

“Are there no prisons?” asked Scrooge.

“Plenty of prisons,” said the gentleman, laying down the pen again.

“And the football stadiums?” demanded Scrooge. “Are they still in operation?”

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UK politician: Gays have 20,000 sex partners in their ‘short, miserable lives’

Posted on December 1st, 2014 at 18:46 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


LONDON — The former leader of the right-wing UK Independent Party and one-time advisor to Margaret Thatcher, has declared that gay men have up to 20,000 sexual partners in their “short, miserable lives” before dying young of AIDS-related illnesses.

Okay… “short” lives, “dying young”. Let’s put that at 30, okay?

And, let’s say they start young too… how about at 14?

That gives them 16 years to get to 20.000 partners. That’s 3.42 partners per night. And NEW partners, too, no repeats, or you won’t get to 20.000!

And that’s even before I question how “an orgy every night” is a “miserable” life…

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  1. Damn this new math!

  2. Lucky buggers.

  3. This may be sour grapes but I think you might be confusing quantity with quality.

  4. Sheesh! And I thought my youth was prolifigate! Man, did I miss the boat!

  5. @Spaceman: Isn’t “missing the boat” a sex act now banned on British DVDs?

“What do you think makes a woman want to have an abortion?”

Posted on November 30th, 2014 at 18:11 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


Reporter: What do you think makes a woman want to have an abortion?

State Rep. Jim Buchy (R-Oh): Well, there’s probably a lot of … I’m not a woman so I (laughing) I’m thinking, if I’m a woman, why would I want to get … you know, some of it has to do with economics. A lot of it has to do with economics. I don’t know, I’ve never; it’s a question I’ve never even thought about.

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  1. I’m guessing he also has no idea what makes a woman want to smack a guy upside his head.

  2. Congress is told how to vote, they don’t understand anything. A bunch of old, fat men and women with interesting stories to tell, but no real comprehension.

  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Buchy

    He is not in Congress, he is a state rep in the Ohio House of Representatives.

    He probably believes that women want abortions because Satan makes them or something like that. His failure to research this topic before cosponsoring a bill in Ohio to dramatically roll back the time in which a woman is allowed to have an abortion in that state, indicates to me he is doing this out of religious belief.

  4. …”indicates to me he is doing this out of religious belief.”

    or just pandering.

  5. Oh, these types are just anti-abortion because they imagine they are being ovewhelmed by fast-breeding hordes of Others.

    Fortunately for the world, they’re right.

Black Friday 1983 vs. NOW – “People” vs. Animals

Posted on November 30th, 2014 at 15:22 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

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  1. Barbarians at the gate

  2. Apparently they’re saving the economy as well as a few bucks. (We are, of course, doomed if we depend on turkeys to keep the system going.)

Religion is a great way for people with mental illness to seem normal.

Posted on November 17th, 2014 at 16:09 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Pastafarian News


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  1. lol, if this person was trying to pass as normal, then FAIL.

    Any person, religious or otherwise would find this kooky.

  2. Normal, yup. Attaching the wooden crosses _before_ deciding what colour they should be…

  3. Are you sure he isn’t just trying to be prepared for when the vampires attack?

  4. “Religion is a great way for people with mental illness to seem normal”

    Well, so is being a rabid football fan. They actually seem more normal than this.

  5. I wonder what this picture would look like if Jesus had been killed by an M-16?

  6. Think of the other images that would follow. Congregations kneeling and praying in front of a giant M-16. Priests and nuns and all manner of godbotherers wearing tiny M-16s around their necks. Bowing and genuflecting before the M-16; blessing and comforting with the sacred M-16. Churches built in the shape of an M-16; television evangelists building swimming pools in the shape of an M-16. Etc…

  7. I have read that Christianity is unique in using an instrument of torture as its symbol. I’m sure there are other less well known/pagan religions that do something similar tho.

  8. @Michael: As to your first point, that’s because football fans believe in things that are, sort of, possible – even if they may be sadly deluded in the case of some individuals.

    As to your second point, this goes to show that “loser chic” wasn’t actually an invention of the 1990’s.

Meet ‘Dr. Chaps’ Gordon Klingenschmitt: Colorado’s New Anti-Gay, Demon Hunting State Legislator

Posted on November 8th, 2014 at 16:20 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt, a radical anti-gay Religious Right activist who brags of having once tried to rid of woman of the “foul spirit of lesbianism” through an exorcism and who openly proclaims that “American law needs to reflect God’s law” and that our foreign policy must be based on the Bible, won election to the Colorado House of Representatives last night.

Klingenschmitt, who wrote a book about how President Obama is possessed by demons and once performed an exorcism of Obama, ran an utterly embarrassing campaign yet nonetheless managed to defeat his Democratic opponent by nearly 40 points.

Since Klingenschmitt is now officially an elected Republican legislator, it seems like a good opportunity to take a look back at the radical views he will now be bringing into the Colorado legislature.

Klingenschmitt is a viciously anti-gay theocrat who believes that gay people “want your soul” and may sexually abuse their own children, which is why he says they should face government discrimination since only people who are going to heaven are entitled to equal treatment by the government

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  1. So…we’re either going to have a rich vein of future comedy gold or be driven off a cliff? I could die laughing.

  2. And what is the difference between this Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt and the leaders of the likes ISIS and other fanatical theocratic morons? Nothing. Both will drive the world off the cliff and into murderous dark ages.

All diseases…

Posted on November 8th, 2014 at 10:23 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


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  1. It’s a real gift to comedy that some people don’t take their medications…

  2. The driver was more than like an X ICT person who was push over the edge by one to many BSODs.

MP demoted after suggesting homeopathy use in Ebola fight

Posted on November 4th, 2014 at 19:27 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


Green MP Steffan Browning has been stripped of one of his portfolios after he suggested homeopathy could be trialled for curing Ebola.

Greens co-leader Metiria Turei said the party caucus had decided to remove Mr Browning’s responsibility for the natural health portfolio.

The portfolio would be merged into the health portfolio, which is held by Kevin Hague.

Mrs Turei said the demotion sent a signal that the Green Party took an evidence-based approach to health issues, especially public health issues.

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  1. He has at least displayed that he has the intelligence of your average politician. Oh, and excellent category John.

Been to an Ebola-affected country? Stay away from tropical medicine meeting, Louisiana says

Posted on November 1st, 2014 at 16:38 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


Today, Louisiana state health officials asked anyone who has traveled to Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea in the past 21 days, or has treated Ebola patients elsewhere, to stay away from the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), which begins on Sunday in New Orleans.

So fear of Ebola now hinders research of Ebola. That is just plain stupid. And let’s not forget these other tropical diseases, like malaria.

You have more chance of being run over by a snowmobile on Miami beach than you do of catching Ebola, yet somebody dies of malaria every 60 seconds…

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  1. Canadians have a much higher chance of being run over by snowmobiles so the govt. has decided to spring into action:


Liberia’s Gay Community Under Attack Over Ebola Outbreak

Posted on October 24th, 2014 at 17:40 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


“Since church ministers declared Ebola was a plague sent by God to punish sodomy in Liberia, the violence towards gays has escalated. They’re even asking for the death penalty. We’re living in fear,” Ponpon told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by telephone from Monrovia.

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  1. Did you ever notice that all the plagues are sent by God and not the Devil?

  2. @chas: “Worship me, or I’ll kill you!” sounds like a protection racket.

Shasta County atheist to get $2 million for first-amendment violation

Posted on October 15th, 2014 at 10:54 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, batshitinsane


The California government and a nonprofit will pay a Shasta County atheist nearly $2 million for violating his civil rights when he was sent back to prison for taking issue with a religious drug-treatment program while on parole.

Barry Hazle Jr. and his attorney, John G. Heller, announced the settlement this morning at a press conference in San Francisco.

Hazle was imprisoned for just over 100 days after taking issue with the drug-treatment program that centered on submitting one’s fate to a “higher power.” Heller said the program also included prayer and references to God.

But when Hazle asked for another treatment program, he was told Westcare’s 12-step program was the only one available.

Probation officials eventually sent him back to prison at California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, where he had already spent a year on drug possession charges that were overturned by an appeals court, according to court documents. Their decision was based on Hazle allegedly being “disruptive, though in a congenial way, to the staff as well as other students…sort of passive-aggressive,” and needing further treatment, according to court documents.

So his conviction was overturned, basically declaring him innocent, but they sent him back because he didn’t go “Yes Sir!” loudly enough on every thing they said to him?

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