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    [–] Just Spotted in Fairfax flynnsanity3 1 points ago in nova

    Frijoles tirados

    [–] NYC Mayor de Blasio tells police to end arrests for marijuana smoking flynnsanity3 3 points ago in news

    A speedy trial is a different matter, unfortunately. Turns out "speedy" doesn't actually mean fast, it means "to the court's best ability". While it does make sense, as the alternative is overburdened courts falling into a nightmarish death spiral of lawsuits, it is too often used as an out to excuse not expanding the judicial network.

    [–] NYC Mayor de Blasio tells police to end arrests for marijuana smoking flynnsanity3 6 points ago * (lasted edited 20 hours ago) in news

    Another problem is that the immigration courts are in an abysmal state. They are extremely overburdened, and since they've technically civil courts, immigrants aren't entitled to a lawyer. Whether or not you're deported is determined far more by the political leanings of the judge rather than your story, and Sessions wants to make it worse by establishing deportation quotas.

    Edit: spelling

    [–] El Paso woman living in Montana detained by Border Patrol for speaking Spanish flynnsanity3 1 points ago in nottheonion

    Mexico has had a Chinese community since the 1880s. Though I can't deny that China has hand in exploitation of Latin America as well. Just look at Ecuador.

    Anyway, yes, the people of Gary, IN and Camden, NJ are being exploited. It's not something so direct and purposeful as something like price discrimination, however, they are victims of structural violence. When manufacturers pull out of areas like Camden and Gary, the workers lose their sources of income and the wealthy profit. Is that not the definition of exploitation?

    I digress.

    What of the Banana Wars? The installation of General Pinochet? Or the genocide in Gautemala? The invasion of Grenada? All of these things were enabled by meddling of the United States. You seriously can't believe that the people of Latin America just sit by and allow their own destruction.

    I mean look at Pinochet, again, for example. The people of Chile lived in utter terror of the regime... until some were brave enough to inspire others.

    [–] El Paso woman living in Montana detained by Border Patrol for speaking Spanish flynnsanity3 2 points ago in nottheonion

    And whose fault is that? That there are so many economically depressed countries in South America that suffer from seemingly endless violence?

    [–] When you try to hook up and find out she's racist. flynnsanity3 1 points ago in iamatotalpieceofshit

    It's the past participle of mujar, which is "to moan". I reeeeeeally doubt she knows that lol

    [–] People who speak English as a second language, what is the most annoying thing about the English language? flynnsanity3 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I read an article about it once. IIRC, we took the pronunciation from Old Italian and the written form from French. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    [–] Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million to Children's Hospital in Honor of Niece flynnsanity3 2 points ago in UpliftingNews

    Sometimes people just don't have any alternatives. Walmart can force a local place out of business fairly quickly, especially in poor areas where buying from them is less desire and more necessity. There are some towns where Walmart is the only place for hours... From what people have told me, a lot of the extremely rural Midwest is like this.

    [–] TIL in the 1800s, a cult leader gave 600 acres of land to God but the State of Pennsylvania took possession and sold it because the Almighty didn’t pay His taxes. flynnsanity3 1 points ago in todayilearned

    It absolutely is not a non sequitur. It just really makes me laugh when people think that paying taxes is some violations of their human rights or something. Government is run at the consent of the governed. It's not individual consent, because that's practically implausible, but rather collective consent. This is the principle upon which our society is built. Another one of those principles is freedom of speech, which allows you to spread your message for all the world to hear so that one day, there may be enough of you to end the system of taxation which has allowed us to transcend feudalism and return us to the good old days.

    [–] TIL in the 1800s, a cult leader gave 600 acres of land to God but the State of Pennsylvania took possession and sold it because the Almighty didn’t pay His taxes. flynnsanity3 2 points ago in todayilearned

    As are taxes. A government made of elected representatives went through a process to pass the taxes. If you don't like it, you're free to vote for new representatives who don't like taxes either, or go live somewhere else.

    [–] Senate Transcripts Show That Trump, Jr., Wanted to Collude with Russians flynnsanity3 2 points ago in politics

    What happens when somebody actually doesn't recall something and they're jailed for contempt? A judge and jurors can use their discretion when somebody lies. Besides, if a prosecutor asks about something, it's good practice that they know and can prove the answer to it. Relying on the testimony of a hostile witness to prove your point is not smart.

    [–] Canadian doctor shot by Israeli sniper shows up in comments to prove story's credibility flynnsanity3 1 points ago in bestof

    There are many who see Israel as a security asset in the Middle East- they're wealthy, militarily strong, and generally very friendly to the US. I agree with those points but... I don't think it's worth it until they solve their conflict with Palestine.

    [–] TIL that prisoners in Auschwitz concentration camp attacked the SS guards with stones, axes, and makeshift hand grenades and killed 3 Nazi SS guards, one of whom was burned alive by the prisoners in the oven of Crematorium II. flynnsanity3 1 points ago in todayilearned

    The point is that Jewish people became successful because they were well equipped to do so.

    Between 2-7% of Americans are homosexual (comparable to the 2% of the population that is Jewish) and LGBT rights are something that we heard about constantly. There are many things that are techinally overrepresented... But who cares?