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    [–] 'The Man in the High Castle' Cancelled pipsdontsqueak 6 points ago in scifi

    Even with Breaking Bad you can see the show start to falter in the start of the second season until they made the call to end it at 5, which kept them from getting too far away from a complete narrative arc.

    [–] The student loan crisis is really an underemployment catastrophe pipsdontsqueak 3 points ago in Economics

    You do teach them introductory philosophy. It's teaching them cause and effect, morality, ethics, and the like as you do with any child. It just doesn't seem like philosophy because you're not citing sources while teaching the kid about judgment.

    [–] Supreme Court says constitutional protection against excessive fines applies to state actions pipsdontsqueak 3 points ago in law

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on just her second day back on the bench after undergoing cancer surgery in December, announced the decision for the court, saying that the Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause protects against government retribution.

    “For good reason, the protection against excessive fines has been a constant shield throughout Anglo-American history: Exorbitant tolls undermine other constitutional liberties,” Ginsburg wrote. “Excessive fines can be used, for example, to retaliate against or chill the speech of political enemies. . . . Even absent a political motive, fines may be employed in a measure out of accord with the penal goals of retribution and deterrence.”

    The court ruled in favor of Tyson Timbs of Marion, Ind., who had his $42,000 Land Rover seized after he was arrested for selling a couple hundred dollars’ worth of heroin.

    He drew wide support from civil liberties organizations who want to limit civil forfeitures, which they say empower localities and law enforcement to seize property of someone suspected of a crime as a revenue stream.

    Some justices, too, had become worried about the state and local efforts.

    Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in a recent opinion that civil forfeitures have “become widespread and highly profitable.”

    “This system — where police can seize property with limited judicial oversight and retain it for their own use — has led to egregious and well-chronicled abuses,” Thomas wrote, referring to reporting by The Washington Post and the New Yorker.

    [–] Dewit pipsdontsqueak 98 points ago in PrequelMemes

    Genery'all Kenobi

    [–] The Ethiopian Orthodox Priest pipsdontsqueak 1 points ago in AccidentalRenaissance

    It's possible the priest didn't intent to sit in the sunbeam, so the initial photograph was accidental.