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    [–] US Republicans endorse arming toddlers on Sacha Baron Cohen show TS_SI_TK_NOFORN -2 points ago in nottheonion

    Maybe they saw this article on Breitbart about "Palestinian Toddler Requests 'Machine Gun' to 'Defeat Israel and the Zionists.'

    Or maybe saw Tropic Thunder and got scared of Flaming Dragon.

    [–] World's fish consumption unsustainable, U.N. warns TS_SI_TK_NOFORN 2 points ago in worldnews

    Republicans will use equal mass displacement to justify climate change AND over-consumption. Less fish in the sea means lower sea levels.

    If you think I'm wrong, I give you Exhibit A - House Science, Space, and Technology Committee member Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL) blaming rising sea levels on rocks falling into the ocean

    [–] Toronto joins Vancouver in recommending Canada decriminalize all drugs TS_SI_TK_NOFORN 17 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in worldnews

    We need to do a full-court press in the US to end the war on drugs. It started out a way to vilify political opponents of the Nixon White House, and nothing good has come from it.

    The DEA alone sucked up $29 billion in FY '17, and that year they seized $20 million in property JUST from the 'Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program' alone.

    Nothing good has come from the war on drugs. #AbolishDEA

    [–] ALL of the apps that had Launch Errors, will be wiped. Or at lease mine are gone. TS_SI_TK_NOFORN 1 points ago in xboxinsiders

    I had the exact same issues - I couldn't launch, reinstall or uninstall a couple of my games. The day before they announced the fix, I ended up doing a full reset to see if that would fix my games that wouldn't launch or install and I removed everything, all my games and apps from my internal and external storage - everything. I just checked the last couples games I played after they were redownloaded and installed and my save game data was still there, unaffected. And that was after the 2nd, forced reset from the latest update. I haven't gone through all of my games, just the last three, but they all seem to be successfully synced to the cloud, including the games that were corrupted.

    Your save game data should be safe if the cloud, even if you wipe everything. Obviously with Alpha you run a higher risk of data loss, but my success story should put you a bit at ease.

    [–] Judge rules First Church of Cannabis cannot use weed as religious sacrament - WCMH TS_SI_TK_NOFORN 145 points ago in news

    One of Richard Nixon's top advisers and a key figure in the Watergate scandal said the war on drugs was created as a political tool to fight blacks and hippies, according to a 22-year-old interview recently published in Harper's Magazine.

    "The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people,"

    former Nixon domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman told Harper's writer Dan Baum for the April cover story published Tuesday.

    "You understand what I'm saying? We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities,"

    Ehrlichman said.

    "We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did."


    [–] Toddler, 2, dies of self-inflicted gunshot with parents not home TS_SI_TK_NOFORN 5 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in news

    Are you trolling? I hope you're trolling. And if you are, stop.

    Soft tyranny is alive and well BECAUSE of the 2nd Amendment.

    Police raid the wrong home? If the innocent homeowner is lawfully armed, he could end up dead. It’s happened again. Police officers in Southaven, Miss., were trying to serve an arrest warrant for aggravated assault on a man named Samuel Pearman, but instead they showed up at a trailer owned by an auto mechanic named Ismael Lopez. It was nighttime, and according to his wife, Lopez went to the door to investigate a noise. She stayed in bed.

    What happened next was tragic. According to the police, Lopez opened his door and a pit bull charged out. One officer opened fire on the dog, the other officer fired on the man allegedly holding a gun in the doorway, pointing it at the men approaching his home. As the Washington Post reported on July 26, it was only after the smoke cleared that the officers made their “heart-dropping discovery: They were at the wrong home.”

    Lopez died that night. Just like Andrew Scott died in his entrance hall, gun in hand, when the police pounded on the wrong door late one night, Scott opened it, saw shadowy figures outside, and started to retreat back into his house. Police opened fire, and he died in seconds.

    Angel Mendez was more fortunate. He “only” lost his leg when the police barged into his home without a warrant and without announcing themselves. They saw his BB gun and opened fire, inflicting grievous wounds.

    If past precedent holds, it’s likely that the officers who killed Ismael Lopez will be treated exactly like the officers in the Scott and Mendez cases. They won’t be prosecuted for crimes, and they’ll probably even be immune from civil suit, with the court following precedents holding that the officers didn’t violate Lopez’s “clearly established” constitutional rights when they approached the wrong house. After all, officers have their own rights of self-defense. What, exactly, are they supposed to do when a gun is pointed at their face?

    Under the Patriot Act and National Defense Authorization Act, US citizens can be held indefinitely without trial. ICE (Immigration and Customs) held a US citizen in custody for 1,273 days. Just last year 57 people received $5.5 million from the city of Chicago for being tortured by police.

    EVEN CONGRESS (Trump Republicans) are critical of the FISA Courts they just voted in favor of not that long ago.

    Under Civil Asset Forfeiture, the government can seize ALL of your property without even CHARGING you with a crime. Civil Asset Forfeiture is like Eminent Domain on crack. At least with Eminent Domain you had to be "fairly" compensated for what the government takes from you (like private property to build a wall 30 miles from the ACTUAL US-Mexico border).

    You think the 2nd Amendment is the only thing between America and tyranny? Here's a picture of the LAPD driving an APC through a house...30 years ago.

    They didn't have discount military armaments through the 1033 program back then.

    The 2nd Amendment didn't stop tyranny, it welcomed it with open arms.

    How many unarmed people get killed in those countries because "I thought he had a gun"?

    [–] U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials TS_SI_TK_NOFORN 459 points ago in worldnews


    By Jeremy Diamond, CNN

    Updated 11:10 AM ET, Wed July 29, 2015

    Donald Trump had an "absolute meltdown" when a lawyer requested a break from a 2011 deposition to pump breast milk.

    "He got up, his face got red, he shook his finger at me and he screamed, 'You're disgusting, you're disgusting,' and he ran out of there," attorney Elizabeth Beck told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on Wednesday morning.

    The incident was described in a letter from Jared Beck, Elizabeth's co-counsel and husband, obtained by CNN and first reported Tuesday by the New York Times.

    Trump's attorney Allen Garten, who was present for the deposition, does not dispute that Trump called Beck "disgusting."

    Trump slammed Beck's interview in a tweet to CNN Politics on Wednesday morning:

    "Lawyer Elizabeth Beck did a terrible job against me, she lost (I even got legal fees). I loved beating her,she was easy," he tweeted.

    [–] Indianapolis church 'detains' Jesus, Mary and Joseph in protest of child separation policy TS_SI_TK_NOFORN 9 points ago in nottheonion

    I think you mean meddle, not medal. But as far as 'meddling in politics', putting a fence around a nativity scene isn't exactly interfering in politics. At worst, it a distraction for drivers, but even that is a stretch.

    It's a church on private property, not a courthouse or gated community with a HOA. I'm an atheist and strong supporter of the separation of church and state but, c'mon, don't be a drama queen. Getting your panties in a wad over a Trump-era nativity scene on their own property is a bit over the top. That kind of extremism isn't helpful, and paves the way to fines for innocuous free speech just because somebody doesn't like it or misinterprets the meaning. Your argument could be used against churches that already have their nativity scenes behind fences to prevent theft and has nothing to do with protest, but the wrong person can interpret it that way. It happens all the time.

    Of all the things a religious organization should lose their tax exempt status for, adding a fence around nativity scene on private property shouldn't be one of them. Actual criminal offenses by the church like molestation and child porn, sure, absolutely. But not an innocuous protest about inhumane practices of the government.

    [–] Big boy TS_SI_TK_NOFORN 1 points ago in gaming

    Good thing Yoshi wouldn't fit in the microwave

    [–] Anxiety attack patient in CA was mocked, accused of wanting drugs by ER doctor TS_SI_TK_NOFORN 5 points ago in news

    As someone with severe PTSD who has been hospitalized at least half a dozen times in two different states, I can attest to how horrible American healthcare is. ESPECIALLY with regards to mental health.

    Every time I have been in-patient, I have come out worse than I went in. My treatment became a trauma on its own. One of those times, while I was in-patient at a mental health facility, I ended up getting a kidney stone. I told the night nurse something was wrong and I needed to see a doctor, explaining my symptoms. Instead of calling the doctor, she offered to insert a catheter. I had to be rushed to the ER because I was screaming in absolute agony on the floor right in front of the nurses station. When they brought me back, I still hadn't even had my first meeting with the doctor. When I did, the guy spent barely 5 minutes with me and was practically running out the door while I was still explaining my condition.

    Thankfully I voluntarily checked myself in, so after the 72 hour mark, I signed myself out AMA (against medical advice).

    At another facility, I had been separated from my Service Dog (in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act), put on a completely new cocktail of medications that had no effect, and I was forced to room with a schizophrenic who talked to a dozen imaginary people and talked to one them about stabbing the person in front of us in the medication line. On top of that, the facility doubled as drug rehab, with addicts having violent outbursts because they weren't properly medicated. One of the patients confided in me that he was re-traumatized by the medical staff, because he had violent outbursts from not being medicated properly and when that happened, the staff essentially tackled him, pulled his pants down, and shoved a calm-down-cocktail in his has (injection). As the dude was going through this, having his clothes forcibly removed, he had flashbacks of being molested. This facility was going to keep me against my will, despite making my condition worse, and in order to get out I had to basically tell them I didn't have insurance and won't pay for treatment.

    I've personally been struggling with suicide and trying to find competent doctors to treat me that won't make my condition worse, so right now I'm unmedicated with only my Service Dog as a stopgap. It's hard enough finding doctors that are accepting new patients. And sometimes even then you're still waiting for months.

    If I didn't have PTSD, I'd be moving overseas somewhere. I wish I could do it now. America is becoming a shithole; a toxic, anti-science, corporate theocracy with xenophobe fascists using the bible to justify their inhumanity.

    [–] Microsoft is letting Xbox One testers ‘skip ahead’ to features that are months away TS_SI_TK_NOFORN 1 points ago in xboxone

    Is there any way to secure an Alpha invite other than hoping and waiting? I try to be pretty thorough in all my reporting/surveys/etc, and I've been in on the OS/PC side program since 2014 (desktop and server). Does anything like that increase chances of getting Alpha?

    [–] Energy groups join together to condemn plan to subsidize nuclear, coal plants: “A policy to spend billions of dollars keeping uneconomic power plants afloat, while trying to put clean and affordable solar on the sidelines, is not a recipe for economic success.” TS_SI_TK_NOFORN 1 points ago in Futurology

    You can conclude that nuclear waste in general is a national security risk, as I clearly stated. Don't be a fucking smartass, you know damned well I was speaking in generalities. Only a smartass cunt from IamVerySmart would give a fuck about Iridium-192 vs Plutonium-239 vs Uranium-235 and whatever other shit you wanna mention to inflate your self-worth and appearance of intelligence to some stranger on the internet.

    Don't be a cunt.

    [–] Energy groups join together to condemn plan to subsidize nuclear, coal plants: “A policy to spend billions of dollars keeping uneconomic power plants afloat, while trying to put clean and affordable solar on the sidelines, is not a recipe for economic success.” TS_SI_TK_NOFORN -11 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago) in Futurology

    [–] Pankakke TS_SI_TK_NOFORN 1 points ago in funny

    ♪ Can't wait to pork your mom ♪

    I'mma be the syrup, she can be my waffle

    [–] Fallout: 76 Is An Online Survival RPG - Kotaku TS_SI_TK_NOFORN 1 points ago in xboxone

    Is it just me, or does that Nuka Cola figurine next to the TV look like a mutated California raisin?