Coaches ousted after player says he was forced to eat pork despite faith

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They forced him to sit in the middle of the gym and eat Pepperoni Pizza, knowing damn well his religion.

That kid was humiliated. Those coaches are trash. If I’m the parents I’m suing those mfs.


My usual penalty for pissing off the coach was running laps or a bleacher mile or something like that.


I think those coaches should be forced to eat my shorts.

Edit: My shorts are disgusting.


I really wish his teammates had acted as a team and stood w him and said that’s f’d up, no.


Man, football is HUGE at that school. They’re right next to the Pro Football HOF, and football is life there. Big news for li’l Canton.

Also, and more importantly, what a shit thing to do to a kid.


Tennessee’s zip tie guy and mother indicted for Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack

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Republicans: It was ANTIFA and Democrats dressed up!!

Also Republicans: Lets not investigate it.


Imagine doing hard time out of loyalty to Trump. Clowns, all of them.


So many dense Americans duped by a pants-shitting idiot con-man.


Can you imagine how quickly a manuscript would get rejected if it depicted a guy bringing mommy to the insurrection?!

Well, John Irving might get away with it.


Who, specifically, was he planning on tying up with the zip ties? Did he have a list?


‘We were deceived’: hundreds protest in Venice at return of giant cruise ships

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On the show, Somebody Feed Phil, Philip Rosenthal talks with some of the locals who explain that part of the issue with these cruise ships is that people are not staying in hotels or enjoying fine dining, etc. – the tourists from the cruise ships create crowds and inflict more wear and tear on the city and it’s not proportional to the amount of revenue they bring in.



Covid should have killed the cruise line industry.

Floating disease and pollution factories powered by slave wages.


But they were all of them deceived, for another cruise ship was made…


Back when they announced the ban, lots of people said it was just lip service because the alternate location wasn’t ready for giant cruise ships. They allocated millions to upgrade the industrial port years ago, the money is gone (into various pockets), and nothing was done. NOW they’ve started the talk again but they haven’t even allocated funds for the upgrade yet.


150 showed up to protest? Town I live in had 200 people show up to protest Taco Bell closing.


Lincoln Project Co-Founder Warns Trump ‘Will Surely Kill Again’ As ‘Leader of an Authoritarian’ GOP

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> “Trump has the ability to kill and destroy with the spoken word. His words; his lies, delusions and conspiracy theories have caused bloodshed,” Schmidt wrote. “That is what happened on January 6th. His words will surely kill again.”

> “Trump is the leader of an authoritarian movement made up of an eclectic mix of extremists including Proud Boy fascists, Neo Nazis, white nationalists, religious fanatics and conspiracy theorists,” he continued. “The Republican Party is the vessel of this movement and the membership of that party is overwhelmingly united around the cause of Trump.” […]

> “It requires an almost Trumpian level of historical ignorance to not recognize it as one of the gravest threats the country has ever faced,” he said. “A Trump indictment will not kill off Trump or his movement, it will simply hasten his candidacy.”

Yeah, judging by these voter suppression laws, the sham ‘Fraudits’, and his continuing promotions of the “Big Lie,” Trump remains as relevant as ever. We have to keep encouraging voters to vote like their lives depended on it. 2022 needs to have just as strong a turnout as 2020!!! 😤


What is coming will be far worse than what has been.


Authoritarians will always need an enemy. When blaming everything on liberals, people of color, LGBT, immigrants, non-Christians…, no longer gets you the votes you wanted, then you have to latch on to a fantasy. In this case it’s the deep state and Q.


Here’s the concerning thing: his mere return as a presidential candidate would create enough toxicity to plunge this country into chaos. NY District needs to come through with their investigation and stop from him at least from ever running again.


The DOJ and IC need to do more to make sure the far right never has the levers of power again.


Texas AG Says Trump Would’ve ‘Lost’ State If It Hadn’t Blocked Mail-in Ballots Applications Being Sent Out

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I wish statements like this would matter. Hopefully it gets more people to vote.


Correct headline: **Texas AG Admits To Partisan Vote Suppression**.


Statements like this actually do matter when challenging things like Texas voting laws in court.


Yeah, when everyone can vote, Republicans lose.


Meanwhile I can’t convince a single Texas Republican that the Texas GOP relies on voter suppression to maintain their majority. They also deny polls that say the majority of Texas identify as Democrat and then cite election results.


What are some examples of true friendship’s “green flags”?

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Understanding and respecting your personal borders. I’m rather introverted and it’s so refreshing when someone doesn’t pressure or guilt-trip me into doing the things I don’t feel like doing.


Some one pushes aside a plan for you, when you are in need.


My office mate (and my best friend) always shares ‘better jobs’ (with more attractive salary package or company value) and forces me to apply to them. He isn’t bothered by the fact that I could be his competition for the said job.

Normal people don’t do that.


Listening to what you say. Hey, not necessarily at all time, we all have some moments when we’re tired and can’t focus, but most of the time this should be the case. IMHO.


Going out of their way to stop you from doing something stupid


TIL Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May” was inspired by an older woman Stewart describes as a sexual predator who took his virginity at a jazz festival when he was 16. Though his record company thought Maggie May had no commercial potential, it went on to become #1 in the US and the UK in October, 1971.

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*Wake up, Maggie, I think I got somethin’ to say to you
It’s late September and I really should be back at school
I know I keep you amused, but I feel I’m being used
Oh, Maggie, I couldn’t have tried any more
You led me away from home
Just to save you from being alone
You stole my heart and that’s what really hurts
The mornin’ sun when it’s in your face really shows your age
But that don’t worry me none, in my eyes, you’re everything
I laughed at all of your jokes, my love, you didn’t need to coax
Oh, Maggie, I couldn’t have tried any more
You led me away from home
Just to save you from being alone
You stole my soul, and that’s a pain I can do without
All I needed was a friend to lend a guiding hand
But you turned into a lover, and mother, what a lover, you wore me out
All you did was wreck my bed, and in the morning, kick me in the head
Oh, Maggie, I couldn’t have tried any more
You led me away from home
‘Cause you didn’t wanna be alone
You stole my heart, I couldn’t leave you if I tried
I suppose I could collect my books and get on back to school
Or steal my daddy’s cue and make a living out of playin’ pool
Or find myself a rock and roll band that needs a helpin’ hand
Oh, Maggie, I wished I’d never seen your face
You made a first-class fool out of me
But I’m as blind as a fool can be
You stole my heart, but I love you anyway
Maggie, I wished I’d never seen your face
I’ll get on back home one of these days
Ooh, ooh, ooh*


Let’s normalize calling grown women to have sex with young teen boys sexual predators.


I wonder what Maggie thought when she heard the song on the radio five times a week.


Maggie was on the b-side of the Every Picture Tells a Story single. The A side was a slower song (Reason to Believe). Against record company wishes Murray Saul of WMMS in Cleveland, OH flipped the sides, played it, and got such a massive response that DJs around the country did the same.

Saul also did the same for a Jersey act named Bruce Springsteen and a young Englishman born David Jones who had to change his name to Bowie. Though Cleveland is a burning river rust belt relic these days, once they seriously did *rock*.


The first part is pretty obvious, isn’t it?


You can be insecure about anything, if you overthink it enough.

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fun facts: you can even give yourself permanent forms of anxiety by ” roleplaying ” overthinking situations – the other half of the blade is you can also undo anxieties by role-playing dealing with stresssful decisions utilizing friends and tools available


This post makes me insecure.


Hmmm, gonna think that over for a while.


there has been research done showing that people who self-analyze more are subsequently more anxious and depressed


Our minds are so powerful! Put them to good use!


ELI5 If the bubonic plague was present throughout so much of human history, why was the outbreak from 1346 to 1353 (the black death) so much worse than the other outbreaks?

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It was able to quickly spread across all Europe (and probably north Africa too) though the Mediterranean trade network. A lack of hygiene and previous starvation also worsened the situation. Moreover, it’s wasn’t only the bubonic plague, there was also its pneumonic form, which is much more contagious and deadly.


Well, coronavirus have also been present throughout much of human history and infects millions of people every year. But the pandemic of 2020 have been quite unusual with a more aggressive and deadly variant. This is also the case with bubonic plague. There was a very deadly variant spreading through human populations leaving only the half of the population who became immune or who isolated themselves well enough but then the plague were mostly gone. A lot of people were immune, the deadly variants of the bubonic plague were being out-competed by the less deadly variants and people became very wary about signs of outbreaks and changed their behavior. This happened in 541 and then again in 1346 and with smaller outbreaks recorded in 1629, 1772 and 1855 onwards. The final straw for bubonic plague was that we started constantly practicing good hygiene, use good soaps, isolate ourselves from sick people, etc. which means that the bacterial infections have a very hard time spreading. Viruses are far better at spreading so we need even better techniques to deal with them including vaccines and even better hygiene.


Antigenic shift.

Thats when the surface proteins change enough (in a drastic way) that the antibodies in circulation are incapable of binding to the new surface protein.

Genetic shift and antigenic drift are two other, similar yet different, events that can explain it. But antigenic shift is the most dramatic and usually the cause of epidemics in already existent infectious diseases.


Primarily because of population pressures.

By 1346 Europe was leaving the medieval warm age, a period in time which had resulted in warmer summers, larger harvests and a population growth as a result. As a result of population growth more marginal soils had been taken into use. Now that harvests were dropping (because of falling temperatures and degrading farmland quality) people were working harder for their harvests and getting less food. Also, the conditions for peasants were terrible (with the nobility squeezing their peasants pretty hard in most of europe).

High population density of poorly fed individuals (and less able to resist disease as a result) means that europe was primed for an epidemic…and being one of the first major epidemics since CE 746 (ie, several hundred years before) meant that people weren’t prepared for it in any way or form. Lots of people with the genes that meant that their immunesystem was more vulnerable to the plague (because it hadn’t been selected against for 10+ generations) and society itself was unprepared.

During the following plaguewaves people were much more observant to signs of disease, authorities more prepared, people were more well fed (since the thinning of the workforce had led to better conditions for the peasants) and people were the descendants of people who had survived the plague (so probably people whose genes allowed for a good immune response). So much lower R0 numbers (how many people each new sick individual is expected to infect).


Distrust in science plus unchecked power of the Church. Guess there is no modern equivalent…….