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    [–] Prosecutors: Inmate's water cut off for 7 days before his death in the Milwaukee County Jail Aelinsaar 2 points ago in news

    If you're going to take the hard line you have (and I'm not endorsing that) then you need to take an equally hard line with yourself, it's that straightforward. No products from companies that profit from prison labor seems like a really really obvious one.

    [–] Why do muscle cramps hurt? Aelinsaar 5 points ago in askscience

    There are a few things going on, but the most prominent when it comes to pain are lactic acid buildup from anaerobic processes causing localized irritation, and pressure sensors in the muscles going a bit mad and sending frantic overload signals. Beyond that, you have the normal complement of sensory nerves being alarmed by the rapid, opposing contractions and the strain it causes. It's not damaging, but it does hurt a lot.

    [–] Prosecutors: Inmate's water cut off for 7 days before his death in the Milwaukee County Jail Aelinsaar 7 points ago in news

    There are 7 billion people in the world, and over a billion of them are online; it's not worth digging through the thick crust of shit on someone who would wish a stranger harm. You go be the heart of empathy on Reddit, I'll say an ave for you.

    [–] Prosecutors: Inmate's water cut off for 7 days before his death in the Milwaukee County Jail Aelinsaar 8 points ago in news

    ...Because it's news. Because someone was killed, probably murdered. Why... did you think posting it implied that I was also a raging hypocrite and general asshole like you?

    [–] Prosecutors: Inmate's water cut off for 7 days before his death in the Milwaukee County Jail Aelinsaar 4 points ago in news

    Someone not being ok with the way things are done does not always mean that they have a solution.

    I agree, but I'm not calling people psychopaths, slavers, pieces of shit, or telling them to, "Enjoy [their] PTSD."

    [–] Prosecutors: Inmate's water cut off for 7 days before his death in the Milwaukee County Jail Aelinsaar 14 points ago * (lasted edited 3 hours ago) in news

    Basically, manslaughter (which has degrees) means that you're criminally responsible for a death, but it's not a murder. A classic legal example is "The eggshell skull" in which two people have a mutual fight, one man falls and hits his congenitally thin skull... and dies. Now, the other fighter never intended to kill him (murder requiring intent), but he assumed the risk for that outcome when he decided to break the law and have a fight.

    What I was talking about is a special case called "Depraved Indifference" or "Depraved Heart" and which raises what would normally be manslaughter, to 2nd degree murder (intentional killing of someone, but not premeditated). The classic example of DI is shooting blindly into a room, and killing someone you didn't know was inside. Killing someone is so clearly a risk of unloading a gun into a room that might have people inside, that you get bumped up from manslaughter to murder.

    In this case, I'd argue that no one really believes that people can live for 7 days without any water.

    [–] Prosecutors: Inmate's water cut off for 7 days before his death in the Milwaukee County Jail Aelinsaar 1 points ago in news

    https://www.thrillist.com/gear/products-made-by-prisoners-clothing-furniture-electronics

    https://mic.com/articles/33691/100-iconic-american-companies-exploiting-prisoners-to-sell-you-products#.UKiecCWfZ

    I can get a really comprehensive list if you like, or someone can make a broader point about your role in society, tax dollars, consumption, and sitting on your ass being judgmental from behind a keyboard instead of... you know... making a difference.

    [–] Prosecutors: Inmate's water cut off for 7 days before his death in the Milwaukee County Jail Aelinsaar 7 points ago in news

    What exactly would you have C/O's do? Stop... working? What exactly is it that you think would happen then? Do you think that the public would suddenly come to their senses? Do you think that lawmakers would stop pandering and making deals? Do you think crime would stop?

    If you're going to call people "piece of shit slaver[s]" you should have a viable alternative ready to go. If not, then it starts to look an awful lot like you're just another angry keyboard warrior.

    Edit: I'm also really looking forward to how you manage to respond to /u/indoninja 's excellent point; you do in fact take part in this system as well, you're just doing so indirectly and without taking any responsibility for it.

    [–] Prosecutors: Inmate's water cut off for 7 days before his death in the Milwaukee County Jail Aelinsaar 12 points ago in news

    Look... the system is broken, it is modern slavery, it is atrocious. You can't honestly think that every C/O is somehow the equivalent of a gestapo officer though; it just doesn't work that way. For another, for all of the abuses of the system, that system is not overwhelmingly full of innocent, remotely decent people. I'm not saying that they deserve what they're getting, but we need sensible alternatives, not slinging anonymous shit at people. A lot of the problems in the jail/prison system are the result of having virtually no mental health system, and a lot of decisions made so high above someone like Bound_in_Thought's paygrade as to be on another planet.

    [–] I'm stuck in a design course for the next two weeks with a conspiracy theorist, is there any effective means of steering the conversation so I don't have to listen to his constant bat-shit craziness? Aelinsaar 1 points ago in NoStupidQuestions

    Being polite, and refusing to budge is a powerful tactic few people deploy, or encounter. You probably see it most often in good bouncers, with the, "I'm going to have to ask you to leave now, alright?"

    Most people who aren't utterly broken, or very drunk, respond to basic social cues.

    [–] Prosecutors: Inmate's water cut off for 7 days before his death in the Milwaukee County Jail Aelinsaar 48 points ago in news

    I'm not even sure if manslaughter does it, or if this rises to a case for 2nd degree via depraved indifference.

    [–] With m'hero Aelinsaar 18 points ago * (lasted edited 4 hours ago) in justneckbeardthings

    The truth?

    1.) They don't listen to anyone who tells thenm what it looks like, either because they don't want to believe it, or for some more profound reason (mentally ill, developmentally delayed, just... really socially isolated for way too long, etc) that usually ends up being pretty clear after a minute of knowing them.

    2.) There is no one in their life to tell them that they look terrible.

    [–] Bill Nye Scolds CNN for Pitting Him Against Climate Change Denier Aelinsaar 1 points ago in politics

    I don't understand why it's absolutely impossible that some educated would disagree with you

    ...You drop the occasional clue... lets leave it at that.