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    [–] Migrant children say they've been forcibly drugged, handcuffed, and abused in US government detention misyo 1 points ago in politics

    Sadly, this sounds like how people who are involuntarily committed are treated. I'm beginning to think this is a systemic problem.

    [–] Lawsuit: School officials forced 12-year-old who killed herself to hug bullies misyo 3 points ago in news

    We had a school for developmentally disabled students at our school and I would go there during recess and lunch time because at least those kids wouldn't make fun of me. I also had no friends either, so recess and lunch were usually really lonely. I used to hide in bathroom stalls during lunch and recess but the recess monitors caught into me and kicked me out.

    I really hated grade school.

    [–] Lawsuit: School officials forced 12-year-old who killed herself to hug bullies misyo 1 points ago in news

    My school forced me to sign a friendship agreement and hug the girls who were bullying me. When my mom found out about that, she was absolutely pissed. I wish I could have heard her chew out the school admin.

    [–] Lawsuit: School officials forced 12-year-old who killed herself to hug bullies misyo 4 points ago in news

    I was diagnosed with post partum depression in September (6 weeks after my daughter was born) and the first available appointment with a counselor wasn't until mid-December. I don't care what people say, Americans already live with rationed care.

    [–] So, how many kids need to get put in concentration camps before the left stops laughing at the idea of armed resistance to government tyranny misyo 1 points ago in liberalgunowners

    In addition to what's already been said, a 9th circuit court ruling prohibited families from being detained together. So now the choice is to either detain the parent(s) and send the children into temporary state/federal custody while their parents await their immigration hearing or release all migrants who show up at the border with children into the US after a citation and hearing date. The Obama administration choose to the latter option and the Trump administration has chosen the former option, in part to discourage further migrants from crossing the border.

    [–] So, how many kids need to get put in concentration camps before the left stops laughing at the idea of armed resistance to government tyranny misyo 1 points ago in liberalgunowners

    I think his main issue is that he's concerned that if their asylum requests are denied and they aren't being detained, they'll just never show up for their deportation and stay indefinitely. At least, I think that's what I'm reading.

    [–] So, how many kids need to get put in concentration camps before the left stops laughing at the idea of armed resistance to government tyranny misyo 2 points ago * (lasted edited 17 hours ago) in liberalgunowners

    Bail is an incentive to show up for your hearing. You basically pay a portion of your bail to be released and when you show up to court, your bail amount is dismissed. If the court believes that you won't show up for your hearing regardless of the bail amount, you are taken into custody until your trial has concluded. In this case, immigrants at the border are being detained until their trial because the Justice Department believes that these people won't show up for their immigration hearing.

    [–] Really just lost a lot of respect for Stephen King misyo 30 points ago * (lasted edited 8 hours ago) in liberalgunowners

    In my opinion, their opinion carries as much weight as your opinion- in the sense that they're free to express their beliefs and vote accordingly. He doesn't need to have any qualifications to call for gun control, just like I don't need any qualifications to post pro-gun stuff on my Facebook. Just because I disagree with his message doesn't mean I'm going to dismiss his opinion because he isn't an expert in the field of gun laws and criminology.

    [–] Is threatening to kill the entire company’s workforce constructive dismissal? Can LAOP get unemployment? misyo 12 points ago in bestoflegaladvice

    If they suspect that someone is a potential danger to themselves or others- say, I don't know, a guy who walked into his shop holding a gun saying he would kill everyone there- the police can escort that person to a hospital or psychiatric facility for evaluation. They're not assigning anyone to anything- they're taking someone to have their mental state assessed.

    [–] Will getting married screw us financially due to our insurance situation? misyo 10 points ago in legaladvice

    Last article I read about it said 25% of women go back to work two weeks after giving birth. Which is nuts because I can't see a doctor releasing them for work that early.

    [–] UPDATE: Kindergarten teacher EX got fired. Baby Momma Ex is probably going to take me to court. SMH. Life is crap. misyo 41 points ago in bestoflegaladvice

    I've run into these guys before- they're real. They just seem like shallow douchebags only a Hollywood screen writer would think of, but they do indeed live amongst us. Let's hope they use condoms.

    [–] Is threatening to kill the entire company’s workforce constructive dismissal? Can LAOP get unemployment? misyo 1 points ago in bestoflegaladvice

    I think that's more because firearms are more efficient for suicide than pills, jumping, or other methods. Firearm suicides are the most completed suicides.

    [–] [CA] I was "5150"'d during a peaceful, by-the-books protest over the child detentions. misyo 3 points ago in legaladvice

    Maybe it's because I live around a lot of actually crazy homeless folks and addicts, but banging pots and pans during a protest doesn't sound crazy to me at all. Especially if he's yelling why he's protesting and handing out pamphlets explaining his grievances.

    [–] Why complex executions as opposed to a bullet? misyo 1 points ago in AskHistorians

    Human beings are pretty creative when it comes to technically following the rules while still being unbelievably brutal.

    I will look further into blood spilling rule though. It was briefly discussed while I was reading about executions, but the reasoning behind it wasn't mentioned. While I'm sure it was an attempt to promote less brutal executions, I just want to make sure.

    [–] What kind of revisionist bullshit is this? misyo 76 points ago in TrollXChromosomes

    Right? Thank God Kristoff was there to save the girls while Elsa cried. What the fuck? Also, neither Anna or Elsa are on the cover- just Olaf, Sven, and Kristoff. It's a coloring book by Crayola.

    [–] Why complex executions as opposed to a bullet? misyo 9 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in AskHistorians

    I'm a novice but I'll take a crack at this until someone with letters after their name answers it.

    Executions (in the Western world) have historically served three purposes: criminal punishment, deterrence, and entertainment. For a good portion of Western European history, kingdoms and states followed Catholic guidelines for execution in which blood should not be spilled, hence hangings, being broken on the wheel, crow cages, garroting, drowning, and being burned alive were popular methods of execution. Keeping the body in one piece was also a guideline so the condemned might one day be resurrected if they had asked God to pardon their sins before they were executed. Exceptions existed for both and I'll address them in the deterrence section.

    Humane deaths didn't become a mainstream feature of most criminal justice systems until relatively recently. Those who broke the law and were sentenced to death weren't necessarily viewed as people who deserved a merciful painless death. Capital crimes usually required the accused to confess to the crime before they could be executed. Some people confessed right away and hoped for a merciful death while others were tortured into a confession (though if you could successfully make it through days or weeks of torture, the magistrate would usually set you free- you know, if you didn't die from the torture or subsequent infections from torture). Americans are usually familiar with the torture and death of Giles Corey of Salem witchcraft fame in which he was pressed to death by stones during torture to elicit a confession of sorcery from him. As time went on, torture requirements ended and people were condemned to death via judges and juries. So usually when people were put to death, the crowd had a reasonable expectation to believe that the condemned was indeed guilty and worthy of their prescribed punishment. Death was the ultimate punishment of course, but so was the manner of death. Hanging, for example. The "long drop and sudden stop" in which the neck is broken by a well placed knot and a long fall is a recent invention. Traditionally those who died of hanging choked to death only a few inches to a foot or so off the ground. Family members could pay an executioner to ensure their loved one's death went quickly, such as pulling on the body while they're hanging or putting gunpowder around the neck of someone being burnt to death (using green wood that smoked a lot and caused smoke inhalation deaths was also popular). It should be mentioned that what was considered a capital crime wasn't necessarily a "life for a life" act. Fraud, forgery, rape, incest, blasphemy, heresy, embezzelment, theft of items over a certain amount, and poaching were all capital offenses at one point in Western European history.

    Some execution methods were particularly gruesome on purpose as a deterrent to others. A famous example is a death reserved for traitors in England (if you've seen Braveheart, this was how William Wallace died). Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered was a very public execution of hanging the condemned until they were almost dead, castration, disemboweling, beheading, and then cutting them into four pieces. A good executioner was someone who could keep a person alive long enough to behead them. The idea was to prolong suffering as much as possible to punish the offender but also as a warning to others who might consider treason. Their dismembered body buried in various locations assured the condemned that they would be denied eternal life after the resurrection. Being broken on the wheel was another deterrent. The wheel was reserved for particularly horrible crimes like aggravated murder, rape and murder, etc. The condemned was tied to a wagon wheel (or an X shaped wooden structure) and his various limbs were bludgeoned until they broke. If the condemned committed a particularly brutal murder, his legs were broken first, then his arms, and he would be left on the wheel for days to die of exposure and dehydration. Some lesser offenses would mean breaking the neck immediately or the same day as the other limbs were broken so death was faster. While I've named a few of the more famous methods, hanging- the most common method of execution- was also incredibly painful and could last upwards of 20-30 minutes depending on how tall and heavy the person was, how thick the rope was, placement of the rope, etc. The public forum in which executions took place were also to deter furture criminals as much as they were for public entertainment.

    Public executions are nearly as old as civilization itself- in part as a deterrent, but also as a means of public entertainment. While I'm sure you're aware of gladitorial combat in public arenas, arenas were also popular places for public executions and they drew capacity filling crowds regularly. In medieval Europe through the modern era, the condemned would be marched or carted through the crowds to the designated execution site. People hurled insults and curses at the condemned, poured feces and urine on them, spit on them, etc. Body parts and clothing of executed criminals could be sold by the executioner as good luck charms or for health elixers. Families would make a day out of watching executions. Executioners who routinely allowed the condemned to die too quickly or botched an execution had a very reasonable possibility that the crowd would turn on them and execute them as well. We still do technically have public executions in the sense that a limited number of people are allowed to attend executions, but they're (mostly) not for public entertainment anymore.

    I would like to add that this isn't an exhaustive list of all execution methods- just the more common ones in Western Europe. There were merciful sentences, such as slitting someone's throat or being bashed on the head. We've found numerous bog bodies who were routinely killed in this manner (though some of them were outright murdered and dumped in a bog). The guillotine was actually invented as a humane method of execution during the French Revolution. Previously, beheading with a sword was considered a merciful death, such as the death Anne Boylen was given by Henry VIII. Her death was also performed privately in the Tower of London as opposed to the usual public executions on Tower Hill. Beheading itself was rather humane, if the executioner didn't miss his mark and hit the shoulders or the base of the neck. Then it might take a few swings to get the job done (also if someone had a particularly thick or fat neck).

    Finally, as we get into the modern era, some people were executed by firing squad. Partially out of efficiency, partially out of how fast it was to do, and partially out of humane reasons. Firing squad was a common execution method for deserters and war crimes in the military from the early 1800's through WWII in some countries.