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Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Wears ‘Star Trek’ Uniform in Space (10/20/2019) ~ Space

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Just think, astronauts are allowed a very small amount of personal belongings (by weight) to take with them to the ISS. And this is what she chose. So awesome.


Well that is awesome. Taking the cosplay game to a whole new level.


Its gotta take courage to wear a red shirt in space.


I thought the timecorps would prevent this kind of stuff. Letting UFP officers travel around IN UNIFORM. Slacking on the job they are.


Thinking about it, I'm kind of surprised she's the first to do this.


“Nobody Died at Sandy Hook” author must pay victim’s dad $450,000, jury says (10/16/2019) ~ News

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In the book, the author claimed that the victim's dad fabricated copies of his son's death certificate. As a result, the victim's dad has been repeatedly harassed by people who don't believe the Sandy Hook shooting occurred, including through messages posted to photos of his son on a memorial website. > "Mr. Fetzer has the right to believe that Sandy Hook never happened," he said. "He has the right to express his ignorance. This award, however, further illustrates the difference between the right of people like Mr. Fetzer to be wrong and the right of victims like myself and my child to be free from defamation, free from harassment and free from the intentional infliction of terror."


Check out the publisher of this book, Moon Rock Books. There is some equally messed up shit that they have published about the Parkland shootings.


I just don't understand how people who believe that these types of shooting are fake think. Okay it didn't happen. So you have the student body, children, lying to cover it up and say at the very least they remember the students that died, and the faculty going along with it too. The police officers who were on the scene are also lying about it as are the ambulance drivers, er nurses and doctors. Then of course the parents, siblings, all the relatives and neighbors lying about it. All those people covering it up and not one slips? No child says the wrong thing. No one goes for a book deal 'How I Was Part of a Shooting Cover Up'. No ones morals get the better of them. Every piece of cover up is perfect and everyone involved is willing to take the secret to the grave. THAT seems more likely than people actually going into schools and killing children? Edit: Obligatory thank you stranger for my first gold! Edit Edit: Oh my thank you second stranger for the second gold! Edit Edit Edit: oh my goodness. Please kind strangers, you're spoiling me.


Pathetic that it had to get to this point. Funny how the more 0's rack up on those lawsuit claims, the more deniers are backing up scared trying to come up with excuses of why they said the shit. I thought they all had incontrovertible proof it was all fake? Maybe they left it behind on the spaceship?


Good. Those poor parents suffered an incalculable loss and then we're harrased in such a horrible way.


Blizzard bans 3 more ‘Hearthstone’ players for holding up pro-Hong Kong protest signs during a livestream (10/17/2019) ~ World News

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I hope they have to kick out 75%+ of the blizzcon audience and it's just a massive protest outside. ​ Keep digging that hole blizz


Stop playing hearthstone.....that's a stronger message by a country mile. If all you players went on strike. so to speak. Blizzard would perhaps be forced to realign its policies......goodluck with that though.


Is Hearthstone a game where players can easily make alt accounts? Asking for three friends.


You know the first time they did it there was a chance to recover. They couldve said that they do not want events politicized regardless of the viewpoint. People wouldve been pissed but it mightve been a legit stqnce to take. However it looks like theyve decided to double down on the pro-china censorship here. As a huge blizzard fanboy I hate to say it, they need to suffer some serious negative backlash and consequences over this. Edit: As other users have pointed out Blizzard did make a response stating exactly what I mentioned at first. However the issue is that they took far too long to break their silence until it was glaringly obvious this was not something people were going to allow to be swept under the rug.


Xi's taint must taste like fucking ambrosia for so many companies to be licking it so hard.


Protesters trample, burn LeBron James jerseys in Hong Kong (10/15/2019) ~ News

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Blizzard Entrertainment: Christ, no one could have screwed this up worse than us. LeBron: Hold my basketball... Edit: Thanks for the gold kind stranger!


Man is probably public enemy #1 on r/nba right now.


You'd think "country that snatches people off the street and harvests their organs" vs "people protesting against possibly being snatched off the street and having their organs harvested" would be a simple choice to make.


Gotta get that Space Jam 2 $$$


LeBron made his bed by inadvertently stating how much he loves the special attention and money from China. Would have been nice for him to just be honest and say "I don't want HK messing up my China money".


Congress sends letter condemning Blizzard for Blitzchung Hong Kong scandal and urges that ban is reversed. (10/18/2019) ~ World News

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Man when I played diablo 2 and starcraft I never thought an adult would know what blizzard is, let alone have Congress sending them letters regarding international diplomacy.


What an absolute slap in the face to receive a bipartisan letter from the bicameral Congress. They almost sound threatening towards the end "You have an opportunity to reverse course. We urge you to take it." Perhaps they will sanction the market access if the ban is not reversed.


AOC and Marco Rubio on the same page? I never thought I'd see this day.


When both sides of Congress tells you to get your shit together, you dun fucked up


Feels odd to say, but go Congress.


‘Dad stop the burning, I beg you’: Horrifying footage reveals badly-burned Kurdish children in Syria amid claims Turkey is using banned weapons such as napalm and white phosphorus (10/18/2019) ~ World News

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Why is it always the poor innocents...


This is heartbreaking. It's even more heartbreaking when you realize it was completely preventable. Just devastating.


Fuck Erdogan and fuck Trump


This is what Donald Trump described as allowing kids on a playground fight it out, then pulling them apart. He equates this to a schoolyard fight. He is so far out of touch. Worse than him are those that still support him. They are like those German citizens that stood by Hitler. Blind hatred.


How dare they. Only the USA has is licensed to use those.


Former White House ethics director on Trump giving his own hotel G7 contract: ‘We have reached the bottom.There is no level of corruption greater than a President participating in the award of a contract to himself’ (10/19/2019) ~ World News

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Most corrupt president in US history.


former ethics director: we have reached the bottom trump: hold my beer


>Mr Mulvaney replied: “If you want to see our paper on how we did this, the answer is absolutely not.” Err, what? Totally cool, Totally legal.


Can you imagine if Obama did some shit like this? Conservatives would be raging....what a bunch of vile hypocrites


I love his optimism that Trump can't plumb even deeper depths of corruption.


From 2007 to 2017, the number of suicides among people ages 10 to 24 increased 56 percent (10/17/2019) ~ Science

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People keep saying social media but I think it's also the fact that young adults are poorer than ever before due to debilitating college costs that are necessary to secure even an entry level job, exorbitant prices for low quality apartments in the city and the fact that wages have not changed for inflation and in many cases have gotten lower. Knowing your life is likely going to be screwed over by people who will then turn around and call you lazy and entitled for complaining about the policy decisions they made probably doesn't give people much of a will to live.


For anyone wondering: This is youth in the US as far as I could gather. Not necessarily representative of other countries.


Can someone ELI5? What makes people blame social media for this?


Those saying it’s all social media aren’t exactly wrong but I think social media is a symptom, and spiking suicidality is a complication of the symptom. We are constantly being bombarded with way more information than our brains are capable of processing. And those brains of ours are designed to highlight danger and risk. So the onslaught of terrifying media and news is sending us untrue signals that we’re constantly in danger. Couple that with the reality that people ARE struggling, people ARE doing it tough, and the stats about us being more safe and prosperous than ever can’t even register compared to the bright flashing lights of “YOU’RE IN DANGER” coming from every screen, billboard, and newspaper we see.


we live in anxiety inducing and depressing times, i can see why people would choose to opt out


Hong Kong protester stabbed in the neck and abdomen while handing out flyers (10/19/2019) ~ World News

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The person who stabbed him did not immediately flee the scene and after the attack stood across the road shouting 'Hong Kong is China' . The attack looks to be rather severe as multiple images/videos show the victims intestines hanging out. A 22 year old has been arrested for the crime of 'wounding'. Despite a break in active daily protesting by frontliners we have seen two attempted murders of protesters in the span of a few days + tomorrow's rally in TST has been banned by police. Update as of midnight hong kong time - The victim has received emergency surgery but his condition is not being released yet as per the wishes of his lawyer/family


I don’t get these people so willing to use violence to defend their totalitarian state. Totally brainwashed.


But remember guys, Lebron had a "difficult" week.


"The police strongly condemn any acts of violence. Regardless of the motives or background, we will take every case seriously and carry out investigation actively," the statement said.


I’m scared for these people 🙁 Edit: A lot of people talk about how violence in the media has a desensitizing effect, and that was true for me until I read through a comment that shared an album that truly displayed the horrors of the Tiananmen Square. I’m sure some of you have seen it. It was absolutely horrific, it changed me forever. It suddenly clicked that all of these people saw through their own eyes, lived their lives, and had dreams just like I did. **And they were reduced to paste on the ground and washed down the gutters.** Humans who had their one chance on Earth, slaughtered. They will never experience another moment on this planet again. How can people do this? I can’t even fathom how anyone has it in them to extinguish a life that isn’t threatening their’s or their loved ones, much less thousands of them so brutally.... I’m scared for these people. I’m scared for all people who’s lives and homes are currently being threatened or attacked.


US House approves Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, with Senate vote next (10/15/2019) ~ World News

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FYI, that special trading status under US law is why Hong Kong has full access to the global financial system, but Shanghai doesn't. Pulling that status is the nuclear option here, and the fact that it's now being explicitly threatened is a major escalation in the wider US China confrontation. It would take away the only option for raising big international capital for Chinese companies on Chinese soil, leaving them vastly more vulnerable to economic sanctions. The downside is that Hong Kong would be effectively ruined. In the meantime, the threat (always implied in this crisis) is likely to make China think carefully about doing anything to imperil local rule of law, like sending in the army. But the Hong Kong economy will be further weakened, and non Chinese companies looking to list in the neighborhood are going to be even more likely to go to Singapore than they already were.


Fuck West Taiwan!


Require the Secretary of State to issue an annual certification of Hong Kong’s autonomy to justify special treatment afforded to Hong Kong by the U.S. Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992. Require the President to identify persons responsible for the abductions of Hong Kong booksellers and journalists and those complicit in suppressing basic freedoms in Hong Kong, including those complicit in the rendition of individuals, in connection to their exercise of internationally recognized rights, to mainland China for detention or trial, and to freeze their U.S.-based assets and deny them entry into the United States. Require the President to issue a strategy to protect U.S. citizens and businesses from the risks posed by a revised Fugitive Offenders Ordinance, including by determining whether to revise the U.S.-Hong Kong extradition agreement and the State Department’s travel advisory for Hong Kong. Require the Secretary of Commerce to issue an annual report assessing whether the government of Hong Kong is adequately enforcing both U.S. export regulations regarding sensitive dual-use items and U.S. and U.N. sanctions, particularly regarding Iran and North Korea. Make clear that visa applicants shall not be denied visas on the basis of the applicant’s arrest, detention or other adverse government action taken as a result of their participation in the nonviolent protest activities related to pro-democracy advocacy, human rights, or the rule of law in Hong Kong.


Senators, we'll be watching.


It’s easy. Republicans like it because it challenges a communist state. Democrats love it because it is pro democratic. Edit: and thanks for the silver kind stranger!


Elijah Cummings ‘signed subpoenas from his hospital bed’ for Trump impeachment before his death (10/17/2019) ~ Politics

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Jesus Christ, this man literally didn’t stop fighting to the very end. You will be missed chairman.


*This* is what an American Patriot looks like.


What a patriot!!! Rest In Peace Mr. Cummings.


This is what an American Patriot looks like. RIP Congressman EDIT : Thank you all for the Silver on this comment and the 3 others on this post, I'm still very stunned by this news. Glad people are happy to see a great leader like Cummings fight to the very end to take this immoral president out of office. EDIT : Thank you further for the 4 More Silvers, A Gold, and Platinum. Rest In Power, Elijah.


What a fucking national treasure and a patriot. Rest in peace, Rep. Elijah Cummings.


Leader of Hong Kong democracy group attacked with hammers (10/16/2019) ~ World News

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He is applying a big rally on coming Sunday. It is his second time being attacked....


This is the stark reminder of the price being paid. We mustn't forget our Hong Kong brothers.


"Can't we just focus on basketball?" - Qing James


It is sad that ppl fighting for democracy would be oppressed in this way in Hong Kong. This news is probably going to get international attention again.


Is he alive?


The largest dark web child pornography site in the world has been taken down after IRS followed Bitcoin transactions (10/17/2019) ~ World News

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Anyone remember like a decade ago there were weird shadow vigilante groups that doxxed people involved with CP and reported them to the FBI? Did that stuff actually happen, or was I just a sensationalist kid?


> approximately 7.5 terabytes of child pornography videos, the largest of its kind: that’s more than 10,000 CDs full of imagery that are no longer in the hands of child pornographers. The images, which are being analyzed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), contained over 250,000 unique videos; 45% of the videos contain images that have not been previously known to exist. Holy shit.


Good job IRS. I’ll remember this when I’m filing my taxes. The article says that 10,000 CDs worth of porn is no longer in the criminal’s hands. Wouldn’t there be other criminals in possession of this content due to the nature of digital media? Shame about the emotional trauma that occurred; would this be considered damage control or prevention of future crimes? Both? Poor kids 🙁


Good. That'S what LE should focus on and not some hippies selling leaves.


I just want to say THANK YOU to all the good people who took it down.


Doubting death: how our brains shield us from mortal truth. The brain shields us from existential fear by categorising death as an unfortunate event that only befalls other people.Being shielded from thoughts of our future death could be crucial for us to live in the present. (10/20/2019) ~ Science

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How do they account for individuals who -- through faith or brutal realism or constant occupational exposure -- believe they have come to terms with their own mortality?


They should talk to people over the age of 22. I'm relatively certain that 80 year olds see death differently.


This study is not very reliable. It’s conducted on a few dozen university students—so there is no real control for culture or age. And it’s just based on word associations. Another way to think about death and biology is that we are extremely hardwired to think about death—every biological response we have is built around avoiding death. Also there are lots of cultures around the world that dwell on death in iconography and religious contexts. The narrow sample size of this study predicted its outcome.


Wait, other people think they won’t die?


Is it odd that I dream of immortality? My unchanging desire to live forever but I know I can't? Thinking that I will grow older and die saddens me. Yet a small spark of hope within me says that some cosmic force will intervene with our mortal species.


Trump Resort no longer hosting G7 next year (10/20/2019) ~ World News

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I’m willing to bet someone told him that congress would have a good enough excuse to demand the financials and didn’t want them to see it


“Crazed and Irrational Hostility”, he says in his great and unmatched wisdom


He acts like he should get a gold star for being *reasonable*. WTF


This still should be one of the charges listed in his impeachment. The fact that the White House officially announced they were going to use the President's own business to host a Major Geopolitical Meeting should constitute a crime.


"Oops, I was caught. Better lash out and attack the people who criticized me rather than admitting any kind of fault and taking responsibility."


Dozens protest against China during US NBA game (10/19/2019) ~ News

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NBA Raid, they can't stop all of us


The article claims '*dozens*' of people protested, but it also says *300* tickets were bought for activists - so should it not be '*hundreds*'? Regardless it's a start, but hopefully support spreads and gains much more traction.


Dam making me ashamed that lebron is from my home town. Get a grip grampa


Of this happens every game the no games can be shown in China.


Aren't those 'Free Tibet' flags?


My 18 Hour exposure photo of the Helix Nebula from my backyard (10/20/2019) ~ Space

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This is an insane shot. I can only dream of having a set up this nice to get a picture like that


Note: 18 hours split between days. Not all at once.


Great image, I am awed by this color palette. It looks like an eye!!! Spooky 😱


I think it’s important for people to appreciate that 20 years ago, the access we had to images of this quality was limited to the NASA website and science magazines, and taken from equipment like the Hubble telescope or larger observatories around the globe. Now, dedicated, talented people like our friend OkeWoke are producing these kinds of images from their backyard, using both equipment techniques and specialized computer processing available to the market. Still, they are no different to the frontier astronomers of mere decades ago, using trial and error and a lot of effort to capture for us the wonders of the universe. Beautiful image, buddy. Makes me wonder what we will see in the next 20 years. Thank you!


I’m so grateful for people like you sharing beautiful images like this. Thank you. It’s breathtaking.


New Bill Promises an End to Our Privacy Nightmare, Jail Time to CEOs Who Lie: “Mark Zuckerberg won’t take Americans’ privacy seriously unless he feels personal consequences. Under my bill he’d face jail time for lying to the government,” Sen. Ron Wyden said. (10/17/2019) ~ Technology

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Good luck on that passing.


Ha! The day the government throws a multi-billionaire in jail is the day I strip naked in my office and tell my boss to fuck off.


>jail time for lying to the government I feel like there's already a word for that


> Dubbed the Mind Your Own Business Act, the bill promises consumers the ability to opt out of data collection and sale with a single click. It also demands that corporations be transparent as to how consumer data is collected, used, and who it’s sold to, while imposing harsh fines and prison sentences upon corporations and executives that misuse consumer data and lie about it. > Wyden’s bill authorizes the FTC to impose fines of up to 4 percent of annual revenues on companies that fail to protect consumer data. The bill also proposes 10-20 year prison sentences for senior executives who knowingly lie to the FTC. Companies whose executives are convicted will pay a tax based on the salary they paid to the officials who lied, Wyden’s office told Motherboard. Oh hell yes. Here's all it takes: we just all vote, and vote out anyone who is against this.


We have to start somewhere with taking down the billionaire class. They have nothing to fear at all.


The President of the United States Just Called the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution ‘Phony’ (10/21/2019) ~ Politics

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The previous President was a professor of Constitutional Law.


"Tonight on FOX News, there was never a constitution after all. Only gibberish surrounding the second amendment."


>I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Lying under oath. Isn't that impeachable?


Phony president calls Constitution 'phony'.


This presser is quite an adventure. On ambassadors: "Some of these people, I have no idea who they are! ... I have a lot of respect for them" I too respect people of whose existence I am unaware


Hillary Clinton Cleared of Mishandling Classified Information After 3-Year Private Email Probe, Trump So Far Silent (10/19/2019) ~ Politics

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They should build the wall with Hillary's emails because people cant seem to get over them


So you could say it was a witch hunt hoax? And 'There is no there there. NO THERE THERE! We completely wasted everybody’s time and taxpayer’s money'? Time to investigate the investigators?


Hey everybody, I fell for lots of anti Hillary propaganda last election cycle. I also consider myself a fairly discerning/rational person but got caught up in it. It’s important for people like me and others like me (and I know you’re out there) to admit it and point out the type of shit that duped us when we see it. Edit: while we are here, I still voted Clinton in the 2016 election, but I was pretty vocal about my unhappiness with it and did nothing to help the campaign. Doesn’t matter who gets the nod this time I’m campaigning for them and against the gop.


Cool. Let’s start the three year trump family email investigation now.


He's just gonna tweet that the investigation was rigged, fake news, etc. And rile up his base all over again.


Trump: Kurdish Organization “Worse than ISIS” (10/16/2019) ~ World News

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> Later in the conference, Trump continued, “ISIS respects PKK.” That's a new level of absurd reality denial, even for Trump.


So our allies in the fight against ISIS for over a decade are actually worse than ISIS? I'm sure it's not just because a mentally decrepit narcissist was too lazy to look into the details before pulling out US troops. Well he did look at one detail, he has a building in Turkey.


Every time I think he’s found the rock bottom, Trump just tunnels deeper.


If that is true, why didn't he join ISIS to fight the Kurds?


Ah hah, Oceania is at war with Eastasia and not Eurasia after all, This is right out of 1984.


Top Navy SEAL who oversaw the Osama bin Laden raid says the US is ‘under attack from the president’ (10/17/2019) ~ Politics

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How dare that career military leader think he knows more than a Reality TV Host. Trump has changed the definition of a Patriot, at least for 1/3 of the country: - Dodge the draft 5 times. - Make sure your kids never serve. - Badmouth heroes who actually served. - Pay as little taxes as you can possible pay. - Be a tool for Russia and North Korea. - Ask a foreign government to investigate a fellow American for your own Political gain. - Hug the flag whenever you walkout on stage like you fought at Iwo Jima.


Republicans, aren't you are super pro-military? Don't you believe in respecting the troops, and are real patriots? Why don't you believe the military heros and patriots who are telling you that the president is an enemy to this nation? When push comes to shove, all of that rah-rah - USA - stand for our troops rhetoric all means nothing from you all.


AND Republicans. Trump really could not do shit **without his partners in crime.**


Here comes grown child Trump to shit on this accomplished individual, followed by “love the military” Republicans who will lose all respect for him at the wave of Trumps finger.


Well, Donald Trump is the most obvious traitor in history, so I would agree with McRaven. 20 bucks Trump calls him McRib when he decides to attack him.


Both Democrat and Republican voters strongly support sex education in schools even though they disagree on other policies, suggests a new study (n=965), which found a strong majority of them support sex education and the continued funding by the government for teenage pregnancy prevention programs. (10/16/2019) ~ Science

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As it should be. Teens will have sex, but until you are financially and emotionally ready to be a parent, you should not have children.


Both parties agree they don't want to talk to their kids.


Isn’t it the nature of sex education that they disagree on? Abstinance only vs. safe sex practices.


I am genuinely surprised that a majority of GOP supporters strongly support sex ed.


“Abstinence only” Sex Ed is like a Drivers’ Ed course where all they do is show you a diagram of a car and the basics of how an internal combustion engine works, then tell you that driving is deadly and that seatbelts and airbags never work so you should just never ever drive, especially if you’re a woman.


Adam Silver: Chinese Government Asked NBA to Fire and Discipline Daryl Morey (10/17/2019) ~ World News

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a government asked a company to fire someone who had said something the government hadn't liked


Fuck the CCP


Twitter isn't available in China, so it's not like a lot of Chinese saw Morey's tweet. So this whole business gets down to Chinese feel feels...just a little thin skin....


Fire AND Discipline. Mkay, employers cannot do both. They can either fire someone and be fully done with it, or they can discipline them via a write-up or demotion. You can't do both, and you certainly can't expect a corporation to apply any external punitive things.


1 million people in concentration camps in west china and marshall law against a democratic uprising in the east and they’re worried about a tweet from Houston Texas


Mulvaney admits quid pro quo (10/17/2019) ~ News

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Admitting to your crime is an interesting move.


Reporter: “let’s be clear what you just described is a quid pro quo, it is funding will not flow unless the investigation into the democratic server happens as well.” Mulvaney: “We do that all the time with foreign policy......I have news for everybody, get over it.” The impeachment just got a heck of a lot easier. Thanks.


And then tweeted that was not what he meant. You know, the thing he said happens all the time.


They are trying to normalize this activity. They will (are) claiming that these types of exchanges (money for action) happen all of the time, what they are leaving off is that's never been for personal political gain, and that is the root of the issue. I believe most don't care about a country receiving financial aid provided they take (or stop) some activity, but that activity should never benefit an individual.


This is just locker room quid pro quo. boys will be boys


US Hearthstone players banned for Hong Kong protest (10/16/2019) ~ News

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Keep digging Blizzard, keep digging, at this rate they will reach China soon. I am deeply humble for the gold and silver awards for my comment. You are the best, cheers!


at what point do they decide to only make games for China? Edit. The to they.


Sadly I can only unsub from Blizzard once.


>According to the site of tournament organizer Tespa, section 7.1.B reads as follows: "Participants shall treat all individuals watching or participating in a Tespa event with respect. Participants may not take any action or perform any gesture directed at another Participant, Tespa Admin, or any other party or incite others to do the same which is abusive, insulting, mocking, or disruptive. Players may not use obscene gestures or profanity in their account names, player handles, team names, game chat, lobby chat or live interviews. This includes abbreviations and/or obscure references." I don’t see how holding up a sign violates this rule. Too bad I don’t have any Blizzard games to not play.


This is your daily reminder about the Tiananmen Square Massacre that took place in ‘89 when Chinese soldiers with assault rifles and tanks murdered over a thousand peaceful demonstrators. Why? Because the protesters had the nerve to demand democratic reforms, freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of association. Things we take for granted every single day... This is also your daily reminder that at this very moment protestors in Hong Kong risk their very life demanding freedom from a brutal and oppressive regime that would rather re-enact the Tiananmen Square Massacre than to set them free! #RememberTiananmenSquare! #LiberateHongKong!


When men exercise pre-breakfast, they burn twice the amount of fat than men who waited until after breakfast. The study authors believe that the fasting overnight is key factor behind the increased fat burning. (10/20/2019) ~ Science

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"breakfast of cornflakes and toast" Why no protein? That would have been a much better control group.


does this apply to women ?


>In this study, Gonzalez and his team conducted two experiments on men who fit the bill as overweight or obese. The first study was short term: the men all either did one cycling workout without breakfast, and then, on a different day, did another workout after a breakfast of **cornflakes and toast**). In the longer term experiment 30 men consistently trained for 6 weeks. One group ate pre-workout breakfasts, and the other group didn’t. What kind of experiment about fitness and weight loss fills the subjects with sugar and carbs? >At the end of each experiment, Gonzalez and the team found that both groups of men lost about the same amount of weight and saw comparable increases in fitness. >Additionally, they found that the men who exercised before breakfast used twice as much fat for energy, as opposed to carbohydrates during their workouts. So, if they burn more fat during the exercise and keep the same weight (I'm assuming not putting muscle), they just refill the fat cells faster after that sugar rich breakfast. Not really sure what the benefit is here. PS: It's obvious if you are fasting, depleted of free carbs and your are pushing yourself, that the body will use fat for energy. The problem is how to prevent the body from restoring those fat cells after you put the carbs back.


So the body uses the fuel that is available? But no net energy difference between the modes? I'd like to see the power outputs for the workouts and whether they differed.


Cyclists have known this for years. Fasted riding is done on an empty stomach bar drink like coffee. Ride for an hour at a reduced effort. If you do this a couple times a week your body learns to run off fat as well as carbs for cycling. This is super important if you are going for long distance as you only have so much glycerine in your muscles and it takes a while to recouperate.


Trump has ‘meltdown’ during Syria meeting and has ‘no plan’ to deal with Isis (10/16/2019) ~ Politics

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"Ms Pelosi also announced the White House had cancelled a classified briefing scheduled for tomorrow with House members about the latest developments in Syria. She said scrapping the meeting prevents Congress from learning about “the dangerous situation” caused by Mr Trump’s withdrawal of troops in the region. " That's the fucking meat of the article. So he called Pelosi third rate, that is just the cover. That'll grab the headlines. The big issue is now he is trying to hide what is going on in Syria. Edit: Silver! And Gold! Thank you! Platinum? Cue The Jefferson’s theme song. Edit 2: To everyone bitching about “third rate” vs “third grade”...... Reread the article. The term used was “third rate”. My comment is about the article.


Also Trump: "I plan to defeat ISIS within 30 days of entering office." His plan, you ask? To have the generals come up with a plan to defeat ISIS in 30 days.


Holy shit this fucking letter: >Dear Mr. President: > >Let’s work out a good deal! You don’t want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don’t want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy—and I will. I’ve already given you a little sample with respect to Pastor Brunson. > >I have worked hard to resolve some of your problems. Don’t let the world down. You can make a great deal. General Mazloum is willing to negotiate with you, and he is willing to make concessions that they never would have made in the past. I am confidentially enclosing his letter to me, just received. > >History will look upon you favorably if you get this the right and humane way. It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don’t happen. Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool! > >I will call you later.


>Mr Trump "was insulting, particularly to the speaker," Mr Schumer said. "He called her a third-rate politician." >"This was not a dialogue. It was sort of a diatribe," he continued. "Not focused on the facts, particularly the facts about how to contain ISIS." Fucking hell, does this idiot even have the capacity to realize that this is about the global security risks his stupidity has opened up?


Remember when they said that a woman can't be president because she'd be "too emotional?"


Lab Grown Meat: Scientists grew rabbit and cow muscles cells on edible gelatin scaffolds that mimic the texture and consistency of meat, demonstrating that realistic meat products may eventually be produced without the need to raise and slaughter animals. (10/21/2019) ~ Science

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But how to get the gelatin? Edit: /u/spanj below me was very kind to give a very good and concise answer regarding the matter! Please read his comment to understand how.


Come to think of it, if meat can be produced in this way, could skin theoretically also be grown for the purpose of making leather?


Could cheap Wagyu steaks be on the horizon? Or something that tastes even better/is more nutritious? Any food scientists/meat professionals here to weigh in on this?


What I wonder about this stuff is the kinesthetic aspects of muscle/meat—like movement is a big part of muscle development and changes the structure of the fibers, so how does muscle grown in a stationary mass compare to muscle that has developed on a skeletal frame, and therefore experienced the natural pressures of tension/flexion etc? Also what about the vascular system? Does a lack of blood/blood vessel effect the nutritional quality of it at all?


My understanding is the problem comes from fat incorporation. While we are able to grow the meat, it still doesn’t taste right because it’s a meat cube. They could have fixed this by now, but lab grown meat will definitely be a thing in the future.


‘I am back’: Sanders tops Warren with massive New York City rally (10/19/2019) ~ Politics

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> In his first rally since he suffered a heart attack, Sanders delivered a speech Saturday to a crowd his campaign estimated at 26,000 people, the largest number any presidential candidate has drawn this year. Even bigger than Trumps hate rallies.


No one else was talking about the issues he's been talking about throughout his career & during his campaign in 2016. Now (with varying degrees of authenticity & sincerity), pretty much ALL of the Dem candidates are talking about those issues. Whether or not he wins the nomination, he's won the majority of the public on hearing their voices & concerns AND by walking his talk not only now, but for decades. HIS agenda is THE vote-winning agenda, whether or not the party establishment likes it. And it's why ALL of the other candidates have to adopt it, address it, or ignore it - they all know it's the best way to get the voters on their side. The Dem leadership is trying to disappear him. But he's not going away. He never went away. He never will. His platform is now the heart of the Dem party, even if he doesn't get the nom. And the party won't gain any voters (& may lose voters) if they don't have a national candidate who carries his intentions forth.


A vote for Sanders isn't just about 2019/2020. It's about more than just the presidency or beating Trump. It's about establishing a new progressive Democratic agenda for the next 20 years.


The speeches were very good today


I waver back and forth, but I think this may be the only candidate that can get the American people behind him on his ambitious vision for this Country. The dude really did start a movement. No one was talking about the issues and solutions being discussed in 2016.


Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders to be endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (10/16/2019) ~ Politics

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She canvassed for Bernie and was on his subreddit back in 2016 so this is somewhat expected but glad to hear it.


How crazy is it that a 30yo first term congresswoman’s endorsement has this much weight?


Can we pause for a moment and contemplate Muslim women, a Palestinian-American woman, endorsing a Jewish presidential candidate? Holy fuck, please, yes.


This had to be who the "surprise guest" in NYC would be. Anyone else would lead to disappointment after the build up.


I think I’m going to switch my vote from Warren to Sanders. Edit: Thank you for gifting me gold and silver. I’ve never received either on reddit before. I appreciate it.


China has destroyed large areas of one of Tibet’s biggest Buddhist sites, satellite images reveal: … a densely populated area on the west bank of the river running through Yarchen Gar in Palyual County, eastern Tibet has been reduced to bare ground. (10/20/2019) ~ World News

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Well, a holocaust will eventually reveal itself. China= monsters.


>Chinese authorities levelled almost half of Yarchen Gar – one of the world’s largest Tibetan Buddhist sites – in August, according to recently published satellite images. London-based NGO Free Tibet reported that a densely populated area on the west bank of the river running through Yarchen Gar in Palyual County, eastern Tibet has been reduced to bare ground. >Monks and nuns have also been forced out of their homes and places of worship in the area, with research group Tibet Watch confirming the removal of at least 70 nuns in July. >Established in 1985, Yarchen Gar is a Buddhist monastery complex that previously had a population of around 10,000 people. However, Free Tibet said that photo evidence suggests Chinese authorities planned to open the site up to tourists, with a hotel and several cark parks constructed to the north of the community and roads widened. >The latest round of evictions in Yarchen Gar began in July, with US-backed Radio Free Asia reporting at least 3,500 people being removed this year, citing local sources. The demolitions followed in August. >**Tibet Watch reported that 70 relocated nuns were sent back to their native Jomda County, nearly 300 kilometres away, and were forced to undergo “patriotic re-education” for two to three months.**


2 genocides at the same time? Chinese efficiency


Stupid question, please forgive me but I have to ask Why does the Chinese government do this kind of shit? And why do they think they can get away with it? Like at a certain point thats all I can think about..Why the fuck would you do that? Who actually thinks they have a right to do that? Whats their logic in these horrible things and how do they think things will actually play out if they just continually keep committing what I think can only be described as crimes against humanity..? They have to know they can't take over the world, nobody can.Is this really what makes sense in the communist grand plan? To just basically make everything within a certain radius Chinese through force? And then what? I just don't understand..


Boiling the frog. . .the world is so divided that while the 'frog' is being boiled it's too caught up 'out there' to notice that under him the water is getting hotter and hotter. . .


US troops pelted with rotten fruit and stones as they leave Syria (10/21/2019) ~ News

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Getting hated for the military leaving is different from normal Edit: I understand the situation, this was just a comment about how it is different.


and in about 10 years when a new Osama Bin Laden type person shows up from Syria we will all wonder why he hates us so much...


The decision to leave makes no sense, unless you’re trying to help Russia.


They are not the ones that should be pelted, I'm sure most of the troops didn't want to leave like this but have to because they have to follow orders.


T'was a drive-by fruiting!


Classes canceled for 361,000 students as Chicago teachers go on strike (10/17/2019) ~ News

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The Chicago public schools pension plan is so fucked. What'll be interesting is that the pension benefits are constitutionally protected, even in a bankruptcy. I have no clue how this will ay out in 10-15 yrs when the pension plan implodes


16% pay raise over 5 years is barely over the national average for salaried pay raises. Yeah it is more than what they've got but still, these are the people shaping the young minds that will run this country someday. Why are people so against funding education anymore than the bare minimum? Edit: To everyone saying Chicago is broke. Why is that your or the teachers fault? It seems you have misplaced your rage, you should be angry at the corrupt politicians that allowed that to happen in the first place.


>In addition to wage increases, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is demanding more funding to ease overcrowded classrooms and hire more support staff, such as nurses and social workers, two perennial issues plaguing the district. This strike is about overall funding for the school system. For some reason, education funds are one of the first things to go during budget cuts.


These teachers better wise up really fast and negotiate a way to convert their pensions into a fixed sum retirement that they, or possibly their union control. The state will have to eventually re-structure these pensions and these teachers will be the only losers in that inevitable outcome.


Office chatter today seems to be a lot of pissed off parents at the teachers. I've heard a few times "fire the one's not happy with $75k a year. Plenty of people would want that." I don't know if the public will be on the side of teachers this time.


A Lakers Fan Raised Almost $43k to Hand Out “Stand with Hong Kong” T-Shirts at the Season Opener (10/17/2019) ~ News

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>To fund the venture, Lared launched a Gofundme with a goal of $20,000; the project raised nearly $43k before donations were disabled. Who disabled donations? Lared or GFM? If it was GFM I'd like to hear their explanation as to why donations were disabled.


The tshirts are a great idea. What would be really more impactful is nobody show up for their games.


Fuck the Chinese government and Jing Ping the winnie the pooh looking cunt


It’s interesting to see folks inject american politics into this situation. They shouldn’t really apply: conservative or liberal, as an American, we stand for freedom of opinion and thought and speech. China might have been allowed to silence their people for years in the vacuum that was 20th century China. Now that China is “open” to the west they’ve wasted no time in buying all the right people to effectively regulate and control opinion and thought and speech in territories they do not own. This is nothing short of cultural warfare. Suit up kiddos you’ll be fighting soon.


Now that's a man who cares more about others than his own interests.


Chick-fil-A’s first UK location will close after pressure from LGBTQ rights group (10/18/2019) ~ World News

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Ultra liberal bay area california CFA's have drive through lines down the street during lunch. Some people just dont care when it comes to who makes their food.


UK here. Chicken shops are a saturated market, we already have more than enough. You may as well try and set up an Olive Garden restaurant in Italy. They probably shut this place down as purely a business decision.


First time I’ve seen my hometown mentioned on worldnews and it’s about a chicken shop. Walked past the place today, it was still fairly busy.


Oh no the chicken place has closed down! Goes next door to another chicken place.


Why does every post about Chick-fil-A have a bunch of comments that sound like they're written by the business themselves.


Kurds Confront Exiting U.S. Troops In Syria With Heartbreaking Signs; ”Thanks US people, but Trump betrayed us.” (10/21/2019) ~ World News

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I'm actually impressed/grateful that they make the distinction. They would be well within their rights to hate **all** of us - Trump didn't get to where he is by himself.


The fallout for this will last a generation.


I understand. Trump has betrayed us as well.


Then Republicans will turn their backs on the soldiers when they come home, so we understand the feeling.


Such a shameful moment in US history. I’m disgusted


Hong Kong Protesters Pen Farewell Letters in Case They Are Killed by Security Forces (10/20/2019) ~ World News

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Protesters here in Venezuela started doing the same thing a few years ago Really sad to see people doing the same I hope they succeed in their protest, because we didn't


Hong Kong protestors are the real freedom lovers. They pen farewell letters. They're going on 5 straight months protesting. I wish my fellow Americans had such tenacity.


How many HK protesters have been killed so far?


"Quit costing me money" - Lebron probably


Those ready to die for freedom are the ones who deserve it most


Qatar now so hot it has started air-conditioning the outdoors – Giant coolers in public areas accelerating climate crisis further by using electricity from fossil fuels (10/18/2019) ~ World News

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Jesus. That’s like trying to cool your house down by leaving the fridge open.


No matter how much we try and combat climate issues, you’re just gonna have a bunch of rich POS that are putting us 10 steps backwards daily.


You know what we should do? Have the World Cup there. It would be funny. It's so hot and they have zero infrastructure for that kind of event. People would be like "whaaat?"


There has got to be a point where you just pack up and fucking move


*The country, where summer temperatures now reach up to 46C,..* As a Canadian, allow me say: Fuck. No.


Gay couple adopts baby living with HIV after she was rejected by 10 other families (10/17/2019) ~ Uplifting News

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never quite understood why people are against gays adopting kids.


Hi, as an hiv positive person it's a little disheartening to see so much misinformation about hiv in this thread so I hope it's ok for me to explain a little bit! 1. Anyone can contract HIV 2. Medicine has come a long way, hiv is no longer a death sentence. With meds and care, an hiv positive person can become undetectable which means they can't infect another person and also the amount of virus in their body is low enough to where it doesn't effect the immune system 3. HIV can only be spread through blood and some other body fluids such as vaginal secretions and semen. It cannot be spread through tears, saliva, or sweat. 4. Hiv positive people are not "dirty" or "sluts" or anything like that, a lot of people with hiv haven't even had sex. There are a number of ways to contact it and most of the times, the people spreading it don't know they have it. It only takes one encounter to become positive unfortunately. However, quality of life for hiv positive people is exactly the same as negative people now thanks to medicine! So that's great EDIT: it should be said that I live in the US and get my meds for free through a non profit. If I downplayed HIV I'm very sorry. It is still an extremely serious disease. That does not mean, however, that people with hiv cant be happy or healthy. Thank you for all, I didn't think this would blow up at all. EDIT 2: Also! There's a thing called prep which is medicine you can take everyday that can protect you from contracting hiv (of course always use condoms and other forms of protection this is just an added step) if you have sex with someone and say a condom breaks or such, there is also PEP which can prevent it after the fact I think up to 2 days after exposure.


With modern medicine, HIV can become pretty much undetectable.


When my son was adopted, he had hepatitis c. At the time, the only cure was nine months of treatment with chemo-like side effects and a 50% success rate. I always wondered how many other families would have refused to adopt him because of that. When he was eight, I was able to get him into a pediatric Harvoni clinical trial and he’s been hepatitis free for four years now.


Just two good dudes and a baby, love it. And you know they will treasure and love her, fuck those who opose this and try to stop this from happening.


Quebec to offer legal cannabis at $4.49 a gram, beating grey-market price (10/16/2019) ~ World News

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I'm not sure if people are getting that this is $4.49 CAD wich is $3.40 USD.


God I hope the weed surplus lasts forever in Oregon. Can't count how many places advertise 80 or below per ounce. It'll cheapen out in Canada too I bet, once supply can meet demand.


Great fishin in Quebec!


I feel like $4.20 a gram is more appropriate


The whole point of legalizing weed was to remove a revenue stream for organized crime. If you can beat the underground prices, they'll start losing money on their fixed-cost operations and stop distributing the product. Then when you've eliminated the organized crime involvement in cannabis, you can start raising prices again. That's why we have no black market for alcohol and a small black market for cigarettes (Indian reserves)


Prince Andrew took part in orgy with nine girls on Jeffrey Epstein’s private island, alleged victim says | The Independent (10/21/2019) ~ World News

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Don't forget that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of other perpetrators in this case that are likely composed of some of the most powerful people in media, banking and government. Don't forget about this case, and don't let one old pervy Prince take the fall for the heinous crimes committed by the so called 'leaders' of the world. Don't forget this Epstein scumbag likely enabled the sexual predation of trafficked girls to two US presidents. This scandal runs very deep and they are trying to sweep it under the rug.


Honestly at this point there needs to be protests to demand an honest, truthful and transparent investigation into the Epstein case


MI5 are really slacking, you'd think they'd have killed all the witnesses by now.


Normally i am very very skeptical about conspiracies but this one... When Epstein "killed himself" it was a wake up call to me that this shit wasn't no tinfoil hat it was real and there's some powerful people behind this. Edit: it’s not that I don’t think he didn’t kill himself it’s that I think The authorities let him do it under their watch.


What a sad world when getting rid of a witness (Epstein) and telling the papers to get off it no longer shuts the problem down. EDIT: I will continue to refuse to mark stuff as sarcasm, even in a world where people are really in all seriousness saying stuff that we should legitimately be able to think they're just pulling our legs. Also - in case its not obvious, I have doubts about the suicide thing. Unless *someone* pays me, then I will seriously believe it and defend that version online (nudge nudge wink wink) 2nd EDIT: I admit that I did have to compromise in trying to be more obvious. I've had some pretty negatives when I was not as obviously being sarcastic. Mea culpa.


Never-Before-Seen Trump Tax Documents Show Major Inconsistencies | The president’s businesses made themselves appear more profitable to lenders and less profitable to tax officials. One expert calls the differing numbers “versions of fraud.” (10/16/2019) ~ Politics

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> ProPublica obtained the property tax documents using New York’s Freedom of Information Law. **The documents were public because Trump appealed his property tax bill for the buildings every year for nine years in a row** I guess Trump's greed got the better of his desire for secrecy.


Funny. As if he had spent all this effort hiding those documents because they were good news for him. ​ Is anyone surprised?


>For instance, Trump told the lender that he took in twice as much rent from one building as he reported to tax authorities during the same year, 2017. He also gave conflicting occupancy figures for one of his signature skyscrapers, located at 40 Wall Street. >Lenders like to see a rising occupancy level as a sign of what they call “leasing momentum.” Sure enough, the company told a lender that 40 Wall Street had been 58.9% leased on Dec. 31, 2012, and then rose to 95% a few years later. The company told tax officials the building was 81% rented as of Jan. 5, 2013. >**A dozen real estate professionals told ProPublica they saw no clear explanation for multiple inconsistencies in the documents. The discrepancies are “versions of fraud,”** said Nancy Wallace, a professor of finance and real estate at the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley. **“This kind of stuff is not OK.”** >New York City’s property tax forms state that the person signing them “affirms the truth of the statements made” and that “false filings are subject to all applicable civil and criminal penalties.” >**The punishments for lying to tax officials, or to lenders, can be significant, ranging from fines to criminal fraud charges**. Two former Trump associates, Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort, are serving prison time for offenses that include falsifying tax and bank records, some of them related to real estate. >"Certainly, if I were sitting in a prosecutor’s office, I would want to ask a lot more questions,” said Anne Milgram, a former attorney general for New Jersey who is now a professor at New York University School of Law. >... >Trump has previously been accused of manipulating numbers on his tax and loan documents, including by his former lawyer, Cohen. But Trump’s business is notoriously opaque, with records rarely surfacing, and up till now there’s been little documentary evidence supporting those claims. ProPublica obtained the property tax documents using New York’s Freedom of Information Law. The documents were public because Trump appealed his property tax bill for the buildings every year for nine years in a row, the extent of the available records. We compared the tax records with loan records that became public when Trump’s lender, Ladder Capital, sold the debt on his properties as part of mortgage-backed securities. >ProPublica reviewed records for four properties: 40 Wall Street, the Trump International Hotel and Tower, 1290 Avenue of the Americas and Trump Tower. Discrepancies involving two of them — 40 Wall Street and the Trump International Hotel and Tower — stood out. >**There can be legitimate reasons for numbers to diverge between tax and loan documents, the experts noted, but some of the gaps seemed to have no reasonable justification. “It really feels like there’s two sets of books — it feels like a set of books for the tax guy and a set for the lender,”** said Kevin Riordan, a financing expert and real estate professor at Montclair State University who reviewed the records. “It’s hard to argue numbers. That’s black and white.”


The funniest part is that anyone who has ever spent time within wealthy circles would have known from Day One that this was exactly how Trump kept himself alive. This is literally the most elementary form of fraud that any business person worth their salt avoids because it's just so God damn obvious and stupid. What. A. Moron.


Holy shit, that's both tax fraud **and** bank fraud. Both are federal felonies, and these definitely happened before he was president.


Arnold Schwarzenegger praises climate activist Greta Thunberg: ‘I think politicians are listening’ (10/21/2019) ~ World News

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I love Arnold because he's a very rare example of a man capable of saying 'crap, I was wrong.' This is a man who ate beef and chicken by the pound, loved guns (literal and the ones on his shoulders) and big loud trucks. He loved the original Hummer so much that he used his position as governor to get it legalized as a civilian vehicle when it got 4 miles to the gallon and was NEVER intended to be driven on a paved road / outside a warzone. Now, he's a climate activist, his home and businesses run entirely on renewable energy and recycle as much as possible, and he has personally decided to go vegan - despite his lifestyle and history as one of, if not THE MOST macho man in modern history, he not only admitted he was wrong, but adjusted his priorities to align with his principles and stuck with them. Despite being humbled, he talked the new talk and walked the new walk. Nothing but respect.


I never cared for US politics so didn't pay much attention between R and D before, but after Trump I remember Arnie making some statement how he was a proud republican but will fight for the climate and a bunch of other issues that seemed pretty anti republican. Also his loathing of Trump, is he really in the right party?


If Arnold was representative of Republicans in power, I would have a lot more respect for people voting for them.


Just FYI this man is a republican, which makes this at least 5% better


Arnold is a wonderful human being It’s too bad he can’t run for president


Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter just became the longest-married presidential couple (10/18/2019) ~ Uplifting News

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I can't wrap my brain around 75 years of anything, yet alone 75 years of marriage! Great respect from me!


When asked recently to reflect on his life's accomplishments, Jimmy Carter said (from the article) >"The best thing I ever did was marrying Rosalynn. That's a pinnacle in my life." how freaking cute is that?


They both spoke at my convocation. Even in such a formal setting, the love and respect between them was evident.


I’m happy that towards the end of his journey Carter is getting some much deserved praise. During his presidency, he was criticized pretty harshly. I’ve been trying to learn about his term recently and while some of the criticism is earned, it’s pleasant to see a good man have his image improve. Hope the world can have some more leaders like him soon.


Whose the shortest?


Billionaire Tells Wealthy To ‘Lighten Up’ About Elizabeth Warren: ‘You’re Not Victims’ (10/20/2019) ~ Politics

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They do get pretty upset for a group of people who keep claiming they could simply leave america and start making profits elsewhere. Dont let the free market kick ya in the ass on the way out.


We should tax and tax and tax them until they're only fabulously wealthy.


Some facts to consider: First, there are about 2200 billionaires in this country, whose cumulative worth is about $9 trillion. If we taxed them so they "only" had one billion left, that would bring in $7 trillion. Just how much is a billion? If you spent as much as the median annual income ($60,000) every single day, it would take you 45 years to spend it all (assuming you didn't accrue any interest). Or, if you put $1 billion in a 2% savings account, you would earn about $55,000 in interest **every single day.**


But be real: who suffers more, the kid who doesn't have food or shelter, or the billionaire who only has one level of nesting yachts when his neighbor has it down to three nesting levels?


Wont someone think of the billionaires 🙁


Man beats peeping Tom to death after catching him outside girlfriend’s window (10/20/2019) ~ News

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After Texas, Florida is a place you probably shouldn’t commit a crime that’s near or in a home. Edit: and Alaska. And every single state below the Mason-Dixon Line.


Another article suggests this happened before but the guy got away which was why he was quicker to get outside this time and catch the guy. Seems he punched and kick him repeatedly and the g/f was heard, while making the 911 call, telling her boyfriend that's enough a few times. So I guess the circumstance is the boyfriend was probably already enraged as it had happened before and this time he got the man. In some ways I see that the peeping tom put himself there, however, the boyfriend wanted to inflict a beating when it seems he could have restrained him.


Cool motive, still murder.


This Victor Vickery guy is no angel. His girlfriend has had a number of restraining orders against him for domestic violence, and he was just in court right before this for sexual battery. He’s also been arrested for vehicle theft, and unlawful possession of prescription drugs. He told his girlfriend to tell the police that the peeping tom had attacked him, but she later recanted.


Now what is Marty going to do...


Baseball fans bring Winnie the Pooh to game as Taiwan goes up against China (10/20/2019) ~ World News

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Oh this is just precious, I love it. Also kudos to Taiwan for handily beating China.


Taiwan defeated China with a 10-2 victory at Saturday evening’s game in Taichung, securing a ticket to the 2019 Asian Baseball Championship finals. The Taiwanese team will face Japan in the next game Sunday night.


I wonder how long China will take to request this news item to be corrected to "China played against itself and won".


Stand with Hong Kong” at a Taiwan-Hong Kong match on Oct. 14 to show their solidarity with the ongoing demonstrations in the semi-autonomous city.


Who would've though Winnie the Pooh would become the icon of freedom and democracy.


Top Kurdish commander calls Turkish assault ‘ethnic cleansing operation’ (10/19/2019) ~ News

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Turkey does that every hundred years or so.


If there's something the Turks know well is how to massacre people. Just ask the Armenians.


There's like over 15 million kurds living and working among the Turkish in Turkey


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Honestly America should just claim that the Arminian Genocide happened. The Turks would give up anything for us to take that statement back


“Is This Real?”: Trump Sends Third-Grade Reading-Level Letter to Erdoğan The president crosses the line from pretty crazy to clinically insane. (10/16/2019) ~ Politics

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This is the real trump, unfettered by sane Generals and advisors.


The most shocking part of this is *Trump released it.* He was proud of it!


That line was crossed a long, long time ago. We're now well into "dangerously batshit" territory.


Fox is labeling the letter "ominous," which is a wild and generous usage of that word.


I would have bet everything I own that Bush would have been the dumbest president in my lifetime. He looks like fucking Galileo compared to this orange jackass.


Blizzard denies reports that it’s banning Twitch viewers for pro-Hong Kong chat (10/21/2019) ~ Technology

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How do you deny that exactly? There is video evidence of it.


Things started going south when you’d get a temp chat ban for saying Taiwan in chat. That was way before Hong Kong’s recent last ditch effort at freedom.


How about u guys not paying next month for blizzard services ffs




Sigh... I see all these "Fuck Blizzard!" posts, but I'm already mentally preparing to have my heart broken yet again. In literally a few weeks Blizz will announce Diablo 4, and pretty much everyone will be tossing money at them again.


Trump’s legal team is reportedly ‘stunned’ after Mick Mulvaney admitted to a quid pro quo (10/17/2019) ~ Politics

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He just... Blurted it out


*"If the White House was withholding aid in regards to the cooperation of any investigation at the Department of Justice, that is news to us," a senior DOJ official said in a statement to reporters Thursday.* Yeah, you had no idea! Sorry, no one believes you.


“Yes, we conspired to commit federal crimes. In my defense, we’ve done it a great many times.” - super genius Mulvaney


I bet Trump isn't stunned. Mulvaney sounded like he was parroting Trump's narcissistic entitlement.


All of this less than 24hrs before the release of their "Slam Dunk, totally exonerated, lock Obama up" IG report is scheduled to drop. How strange. EDIT: It’s IG, not AG, I’m dumb.


As Trump Tweets He Is ‘Bringing Soldiers Home,’ Pentagon Chief Says US Forces Leaving Syria Are Shifting to Iraq; “We simply cannot believe anything the Trump administration says—and neither can our allies.” (10/21/2019) ~ Politics

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Trump wakes up and tweets a lie. Then spends the rest of the day tweeting more lies to cover up the earlier lies.


Since the beginning of his Presidency, everything he's said, I've expected the exact opposite. Whatever Trump says he's going to do....expect the polar opposite to happen. •Drain the swamp; makes it worse •Win a trade war with China; farmers require more money for a bailout than the auto industry •Divest in his businesses; funnels taxpayer money into them to line his pockets •Says he will be the most transparent President in history; orders staff to lie to cover up for his crimes •Bring troops home; sends them to Iraq Trump is a conman. You can't believe anything he says Edit: thank you for the silver, kind stranger


"Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said in response to the president's tweet, "We simply cannot believe anything the Trump administration says—and neither can our allies.""


Like everything Trump says, the truth is the exact opposite.


FYI there are three people quoted/paraphrased in this headline: * "bringing soldiers home" -- President Trump * US forces leaving Syria are shifting to Iraq -- Secretary of Defense Esper * "We simply cannot believe anything the Trump Administration says - and neither can our allies" -- Representative Jayapal


Hope is a key factor in recovering from anxiety disorders, suggests a new study, which found that cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) can result in clear increases in hope, associated with changes in anxiety symptoms, in social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and OCD. (10/15/2019) ~ Science

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There's a great book about learning CBT for those who are interested, look up Feeling Good by Dr. David Burns. I've been reading through it and although I don't suffer from depression or anxiety, I found my general mood to be better.


It’s hard to have hope when you’re constantly miserable


At this point in time, hope that things can get better is the only thing keeping me alive. I'm 38, dealt with depression (possibly also anxiety) my whole life and I'm just tired. Tired of being alone. Tired of having nothing to look forward to. Tired of not even being able to sleep a full night.


I wonder if hope is a measure of optimism. The latter is one of the key factors in anything to do with mental health and resilience.


This reminds me of the time I wrote a paper on Hope in college. It was for my Philosophy final. The professor loved it so much that he had to write me an email on the topic and how much I'd helped him realize some things. A couple weeks later I was texted screenshots of another email that professor had sent to an 18 year old student where he confessed his feelings for her and finally had the courage to ask her out. Talked a bunch about how he hoped to be there for her and all these future things like meeting her parents. He was promptly let go. My friend and I joked that my paper must have triggered him to do that. I still can't help but wonder.


Elijah Cummings, esteemed longtime Baltimore congressman, has died at 68 (10/17/2019) ~ News

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This is very sad news to wake up to. RIP


I live in Baltimore and during the Freddie Gray riots I watched the media try to divide our city. They weren't there to capture protests as much as they were there to surround protestors with cameras in hopes of capturing riots, fire, and bloodshed. They did this to generate front page views of the violent rioters in our vile city. But Elijah lived right in the heart of downtown and he was having none of it. He rallied the disjointed group of protestors in a simple, and poignantly beautiful way, by having everyone join hands to march peacefully in solidarity. He was front and center, holding his wife's hands as they slowly marched, and they began to sing hymns. He united Baltimoreans in one of our darkest days. I'm saddened he did not live to see the end of Trump and the beginning of a better era in my city, but I will not forget what he did for our city. RIP Elijah.


Who is likely to take his place?


Just saw this on the news and my jaw literally dropped. The country has lost a great public servant. RIP.


>In a Thursday tweet, Trump extended his "warmest condolences" to Cummings' friends and family. "I got to see firsthand the strength, passion, and wisdom of this highly respected political leader," Trump continued — a very tame message considering Trump's July feud with Cummings. Wow, surprisingly appropriate.


HK protesters demand CCTV footage from Tiu Keng Leng school following death of 15-year-old student: Chan, a swimmer and a regular participant in the ongoing protests was last seen on Sept 19. Her body was found naked in the sea three days later. (10/17/2019) ~ World News

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People have pointed out that the girl in so-called leaked footage does not look like the victim, with different body size and hair. Together with the edited watermarks in the footages, I can't help but take out my tin foil hat.


let’s not forget the fact that she was completely NAKED


This is your daily reminder about the Tiananmen Square Massacre that took place in ‘89 when Chinese soldiers with assault rifles and tanks murdered over a thousand peaceful demonstrators.


seems like the comment section is getting brigaded by a lot of pro china commenters


>body was found in the sea >swimmer Chinese government: yeah she was doing open water practice with her swim team and drowned yeah that’s what happened.... ...Yeah


Facebook isn’t free speech, it’s algorithmic amplification optimized for outrage (10/20/2019) ~ Technology

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Like most of the other sites and social networks...


> algorithmic amplification That's what i'm talkin' bout.


so is reddit


Been on reddit for nearly a decade, anyone who thinks this website doesn’t do the exact same thing is kidding themselves. The default front page used to be filled with bad luck Brian & scumbag Steve memes, now it’s full of nonstop politically driven bullshit.


Outrage is the real zombie virus.


Trump directed me to work with Giuliani to push Ukraine on investigations: Sondland (10/17/2019) ~ Politics

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> "The key to changing the President's mind on Ukraine was Giuliani... My understanding was that the President directed Mr. Giuliani's participation, that Mr. Giuliani was expressing the concerns of the President." Oh boy.


Wow, I did not expect this bombshell today, I figured that Soundland wound not be that important, that he would pull a Lewendoski and parrot the company line. This is good to hear!


I’m no constitutional lawyer but I’m pretty sure the presidents personal lawyer is supposed to outrank no one at the state department


There is 0% chance this testimony would have happened last week. If Yovanovitch hadn't led the charge in standing up to the State Department, if Volker hadn't been prepared to resign his post to keep from being pressured, and if Fiona Hill hadn't ignored the limits that the White House tried to place on her, Sondland would have pushed a much more Trump friendly agenda for the optics. Instead, he sees that the everyone else has directed the speeding Giuliani train wreck directly at his face and has decided to dance out of the way so that it can continue on over the Trump cliff without his mangled corpse sprawled across the cattle guard like a macabre Road Runner cartoon. Edit: Thanks for the gold stranger 🙂


This seems...big.


The first all-female spacewalk happens today (10/18/2019) ~ News

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You could call it an unmanned spacewalk.


Or as it's known in NASA, "a spacewalk."


watching people move around in space looks so fun. I scuba dive and man, this is something I wish I could experience. Hopefully I can in my lifetime


Why are some redditors so offended by this headline? Don’t you think this could inspire more female astronauts? They earned this.


Why does it matter that it is all female? Was NASA blocking women from doing it?


Megathread: Trump has awarded next year’s G-7 summit of world leaders to his Miami-area golf resort (10/17/2019) ~ Politics

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This isn't even the big story from that press conference - Mulvaney admitted the aid to Ukrane was dependent on investigating democrats, journalist pointed out that he had just admitted "quid pro quo" and Mulvaney said "we do that all the time - get over it". He literally admitted to the thing that Trump is being impeached for. It's been like ten minutes and I can't believe this isn't already on the front page tbh.


Just do it at Camp David. It’s where we hosted last time. It’s all set up for it. It’s secure. It’s private. It has everything.


The Washington Post's lede is brutal. >President Trump has awarded the 2020 G-7 Summit of world leaders to his own private company, scheduling the summit for June at his Trump Doral golf resort outside Miami, the White House announced on Thursday. >That decision is without precedent in modern American history: the president used his public office to direct a massive contract to himself. The G-7 Summit draws hundreds of diplomats, journalists and security personnel, and provides a worldwide spotlight. >The announcement to chose the president’s own club as the site of an international summit comes as Trump is in the midst of twin crises that are consuming his presidency — a hasty and confused American retreat in Syria, and a growing impeachment inquiry in Congress.


Peanut farm. His fucking peanut farm.


this is corruption. mulvanry repeatedly admitted to trumps extortion of ukraine. trump needs to be removed from office and his presidency nullified.


Psychopathic men have a personality style that makes them attractive to women, suggests new study in Evolutionary Psychological Science. Psychopathy may include features that make men appear as more attractive romantic partners despite having a reduced interest in committed relationships. (10/19/2019) ~ Science

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Charm, confidence, and ambition are all immediately attractive traits. You don’t tend to see patterns of psychopathic behavior for a long time, so this makes sense.


>“For instance, clinicians and psychologists working in prison settings have long known that inmates with more psychopathic features tenaciously try (i.e., are preoccupied with sex) and often succeed (i.e., must offer some attractive qualities, even if faked) at seducing prison staff, including clinical staff supposedly equipped with the tools to not be subverted by manipulation and charm that psychopathic men deploy.” ​ Chris Keller


They also tend to go far in the corporate world as well due to a lot of the same traits.


(Superficial) Charm is a powerful (initial) social lubricant.


Psychopaths are extremely charming and manipulative, nothing new. I really wouldn't be surprised if a similar effect were demonstrated with psychopathic women on men.


Newly uncovered tax documents show Trump kept ‘two sets of books’ and may have committed financial fraud (10/16/2019) ~ Politics

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What's a reason for keeping two sets of books other than to commit financial fraud?


SHOCKED! If this IS the case can everyone who stonewalled every investigation please also be charged with obstruction?


*May have* doing a lot of work in this headline. He's a fraud and money launderer that had a TV show. Nothing more.


its infuriating that in 2016 it was well known fact Trump committed Fraud and was a con artist. And yet people thought Hillary was more corrupt. The take away here is messaging. Give Trump or at least the right win media credit for doing way better job at branding and demonizing than the Democrats. If Trump had been a democrat, he'd be in prison right now.


I had my mom give me a few thousand dollars for the down payment on my house. I had to file several documents indicating that it was a gift which at one point were rejected because the wording was not perfect. Later I deposited some cash from some furniture that I sold and my banker called in a panic saying that I my mortgage would be on hold unless I could explain in writing the money I deposited. Now I do not understand how banks can be so blase-fair over a hundred million dollar real estate deal but super meticulous over a sub 200k mortgage.


‘Absolutely No Respect for Human Life’ – Trump Compares Turkish Assault on Kurds to Two Kids Fighting in a Parking Lot: “The president is talking about genocidal slaughter and hundreds of thousands of war victims like it’s a playground squabble.” (10/18/2019) ~ World News

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>"Sometimes you have to let 'em fight," Trump said to cheers from his supporters. "Like two kids in a lot, you gotta let 'em fight, then you pull 'em apart." Wow holy shit. Didn't know he ACTUALLY compared it to two kids fighting, but I shouldn't be surprised. Edit: ~~Yo ya'll need to just seemed like clickbait but then I read his actual quote so it surprised me enough to make a post. Stop getting all mad and defensive about me, god forbid, show an actual emotion.~~ ah whatever.


Maybe we should put Trump and Turkish president to fight in a parking lot. I would pay top dollar to watch


Wow....what a total and utter piece of human garbage. As a Canadian I'm getting pretty tired of seeing this guys face every single fucking day, I can't even image how you guys feel at this point. What an embarrassment.


The President is an idiot.


To be fair, I think that is how he sees it.


‘Arrest and Detain Giuliani Right Now,’ Say Critics, After Trump Lawyer Refuses Congressional Subpoena (10/15/2019) ~ Politics

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He's not a government employee, he literally has no privilege to cite as an excuse to ignore congressional subpoena. Send the Sargeant at arms after his ass and lock him up until he complies. Stop handling these shysters with kid gloves.


I like radiofever 's suggestion. >I'd very much like to see the House send a formal letter to Barr at the DOJ requesting assistance in forcing compliance with this legal subpeona. >When the DOJ makes a formal response of no, use that against Barr, and then you know inherent contempt and pending criminal charges is what you go with.


Arrest him at a Yankees home game.


Giuliani straight up said he won't do anything unless the house actually enforces the subpoena. He's inviting them to do so, he's asking for it. Dem lawmakers, please do your job and actually enforce. Hold him accountable. He's literally taunting you right now.


I mean, what the fuck. If I am subpoenaed, can I just claim its a witch hunt and not show up? Staggering to literally see the rule of law decay in our democracy - one of the first steps to the system falling apart altogether - and see it be encouraged.


Yes, you can impeach a president in an election year (10/21/2019) ~ Politics

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I seem to remember Moscow Mitch told me the the 4th year doesn't matter anyway. While it may be a 4-year term, the president can't do anything in the last year because the people might vote for something else when it is over. So there seems to be no reason to leave this chump in office any longer. Impeach now. Edit2: ooh, thank you


The cloud of bullshit surrounding this is astounding. Really, the GOP and Russian disinformation machines are working very well. Here are the rules about impeachment: the House can impeach the President. That's it. The House can set additional rules for itself, but according to the Constitution, the House *can* impeach the President, and is basically able to do so in whatever manner it wants, whenever it wants. It can hold investigations. It can subpoena witnesses. It can release statements to the press. It can invite the President to respond to the allegations against him, or it can ignore the President's asinine whinings about witch hunts and unfairness. The House can impeach the President. Full stop.


I think we’re done letting the GOP play Calvinball with the Constitution


The very first Impeachment was done in an election year. Johnson didn't even get his party's nomination at the convention three months later.


No SCOTUS appointments during an election year*, no impeachments during an election year, hell... how about we add “no political advertising” to the list? *unless an incumbent is in office, according to McConnell


Trump was warned that if he withdrew US troops from northern Syria it could have catastrophic consequences. Less than a week after Turkey invaded, the nightmare scenario Trump was warned about has become a reality. (10/16/2019) ~ World News

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Whoulda thunk career generals moulded by the rigors of war would know more about war and military strategy than a mollycoddled rich kid living in an ivory tower? Geez...


Remember when republicans threw a fit because Obama had the nerve to exchange prisoners for US soldiers? I wonder why they're suddenly so quiet now that Trump has helped release several hundred terrorist prisoners in order to protect his personal investments.


"Hey, you remember that thing that everyone told you would happen if you did that stupid, stupid thing you did? Well, it's today."


everything is planned way ahead with russia, something is going on and we will see it soon


I'm very curious to find out how he's going to spin this in his favour


Erdogan says Turkey will take necessary steps against Trump’s ‘disrespectful’ letter (10/18/2019) ~ Politics

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This is what it feels like when the world doesn't respect the United States any more. Fox News whined about it all through the Obama Administration, but that was manufactured bullshit. Trump has made it real.


But it was a very beautiful letter. A perfect letter. Why didn't Erdogan fall in love?


Remove his name from the trump tower in turkey. Hurting his brand is the only way to hurt him, he couldn’t care less about this country or it’s people.


I really hope he tears down Trump Towers or something. Then Donnie will have a meltdown about how "he promised me he wouldn't mess with my hotel if I pulled out of Syria" all over Twitter. Edit: Okay, Trumpty Dumpty doesn't actually own the towers. I really hope he pulls the name down from them. My sentiment stands.


Forgotten hilarity about the letter: Trump made the highest ranking GOP member in the House pass out copies like he's a fucking teacher's aide.


Student Hacked Into Downingtown Area School District System To Gain Competitive Advantage In Water Gun Fight, Officials Say (10/19/2019) ~ Not The Onion

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“An attack like this in an attack not only on the school district, but it’s also an attack on our students and their families,” school district official Jennifer Shealy said. school district official Jennifer Shealy needs to calm the fuck down, they're just blowing it out of proportion to make it seem like they're doing something about it. there was no actual threat, just a shitty security system.


Sounds like an episode of "Community".


But, how would getting into the system give him an advantage in the water gun fight?? Edit: turns out it's a game called assassin and he probably wanted home addresses to ambush their target.


This article sound like is written by my aunt: "student used coding methods"


"Hacker" "gained teachers' login information" "An account takeover" So he logged in when a teacher left their password somewhere.


Amazon is shipping expired food, from baby formula to old beef jerky, scaring consumers and putting big brands at risk (10/21/2019) ~ News

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Went into the article thinking maybe a couple things were received after the “Best By” date, which is usually fine for consumption. Nope! Rancid coffee creamer almost completely evaporated, recycled water bottles filled with tap water. This shit is gross.


It's ironic Jerkey going bad. I mean the whole premise of jerkey was salted, cured and dehydrated meat that could last for months with no refrigeration. Now, it's not really the same as the wild west.


I bought clarinet reeds on Amazon a few times. The last time, the box was taped shut instead of shrink wrapped and there were teeth marks on all the reeds.


Is anyone actually surprised by this? Virtually everyone has been burned by third party sellers on Amazon at some point and we all know no one is going to do anything about it.


Don't buy anything you or your pets will ingest from Amazon. Food, drinks, medicine, etc. The site is FULL of fake stuff.


Former White House ethics director on Trump giving his own hotel G7 contract: ‘We have reached the bottom’. ‘There is no level of corruption greater than a President participating in the award of a contract to himself’ (10/18/2019) ~ Politics

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GOP: “this is fine, probably, dems bad! No squid gopros”


I've been told it's fine because Trump is very rich and a few million dollars he'll gain from this is so insignificant as to be unworthy of notice. I tried telling the police I didn't even need the shoes I shoplifted but they did not seem to care.


Oh, I think a lower bottom could be found. Don't tempt him. Whenever we think he's hit a nadir, he goes even lower.


“If you want to see our paper on how we did this, the answer is absolutely not.” Wow! Really?! How fucked up is that?!


I'd still consider extorting an ally to fabricate accusations against a domestic political rival to be worse.


Youths who experience intrusive police stops, defined by frisking, harsh language, searches, racial slurs, threat of force or use of force, are at risk of emotional distress and post-traumatic stress, suggests new study (n=918). 27% of these urban youths reported being stopped by police by age 15. (10/18/2019) ~ Science

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>The researchers uncovered another detail overlooked by other research. They found that youths who were stopped by police officers at school reported more emotional distress and negative reactions than those who were stopped in other locations.... It may be that being stopped in the school setting, which is known for its structure and conventionality, is experienced as more shameful for these youths. This is an important finding given the surge of police officers at schools recently. It's also a good reminder that science is iterative — we often need a good number of papers on a single topic to truly understand it. Replicating and improving upon past studies is rarely "wasted funding." It's actually really important!


Does the study mention how many of the 918 were arrested as a result of being stopped?


Any study in other countries with a different police training, such as Germany, UK, France, etc.? Also, it might just be that youths at higher risk of emotional distress etc. simply perceive those stops as more traumatising than youths without those risks?


This is only true of the school resource program is organized like the normal “adversarial” standard for law enforcement. In our local area we have been building a different kind of SRO program based on relationship and mentorship. With these as the goal, the kids seek out the SRO. The SRO is not set up as a gotcha or disciplinary arm of the school, but teaches and guides. The students then are not afraid of the SRO. Instead they are very engaging. However, this type of program is not for every officer. It takes a special person to participate and engage the kids positively while at the same time keeping them safe. Our struggle hasn’t been getting the program to be successful. Our struggle has been finding the right people.


Who would have thought that feeling threatened, helpless, and powerless because of people they've been taught should make them feel safe would have a traumatizing effect on youths.


Grieving Parents ‘Ambushed’ by Trump, Who Had Teen’s Killer Waiting at White House; The president had hoped to surprise the parents of dead British teen Harry Dunn with a meeting with the woman who killed him—all in front of the media. (10/16/2019) ~ Politics

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I’m sorry, WHAT.


What a piece of shit our president is.


Hey there Republicans! Let’s put aside politics for a moment. How would you feel if a foreign leader pulled something like this after someone flees justice (diplomatic immunity shouldn’t protect from prosecution in a direct act that causes someone else’s death) and they protect them rather than allowing accountability? When is enough going to be enough for you to stop supporting this failure?


No one? Seriously, no one in the White House could stop this from happening? At least take a stand and quit if you couldn't?! To choose to be a part of such a morally bankrupt, cruel stunt... I can't even.


>The Dunn family blames National Security Adviser O’Brien for the misstep. “It struck us that this meeting was hastily arranged by nincompoops on the run and in particular Mr. O’Brien who appeared to be extremely uptight and aggressive and did not come across at all well in this meeting which required careful handling and sensitivity, Yeah, sorry folks, our gov is full of cartoonishly shitty people.


Federal Judge Declares GOP ‘Poll Tax’ Unconstitutional, Says State Can’t Restrict Right to Vote Based on Ability to Pay (10/19/2019) ~ Politics

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Good! How they ever thought this wasn't a poll tax baffles me beyond belief.


See also: any id required to vote must be free and easily accessible.


Oh look, Republicans breaking the law in order to disenfranchise black people again. What a coincidence...


What else will the Florida state legislators do to undermine the will of the people?


Wow, taxing a critical element of democracy. Classy


Reps Lieu and Rice Call For Investigation Into Suspicious Futures Trading Around Geopolitical Events, Trump Statements (10/18/2019) ~ Politics

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This needs to be investigated. As i said in another thread, this was obvious to me ever since he continued to make tradewar/tarrif remarks even after seeing its devastating effect on the market. Trump is a crook who knows that his words as president would move the markets. He is stupid enough to think he can get away with that market manipulation.


I wonder if any Republicans will get caught up in this cheating?


Oh shit. This one is heating up! **TBH...I always suspected this.**


If the idiots over at r/wallstreetbets could figure it out it really isn't much of a secret.


Been saying for years that the trade war has been about insider trading on advance knowledge of what Trump was going to do next.


Megathread: Fourth Defendant in Giuliani Associates’ Case Arrested (10/16/2019) ~ Politics

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> after flying Wednesday to Kennedy Airport in New York City **to turn himself in**, federal authorities said. We have a cooperator, folks.


Still waiting for Megathread: Rudy Giuliani arrested on criminal conspiracy charges. I don't think it'll be long. Edit: Spelling Giuliani is hard.


Remember when Obama criticized the Citizens United decision during a SOTU, saying it would inevitably lead to foreign money corrupting our politics, and Alito shook his head in disbelief and disagreement? What a jackass.


I’m just waiting for the headline **“Giuliani arrested at JFK while attempting to flee the country to avoid indictment from SDNY”** 😂


>David Correia, a Florida businessman, was arrested on Wednesday at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York, after flying there to turn himself in on charges related to a scheme to funnel money from international sources to a Republican congressman and a political action committee supporting Mr Trump. Jesus fukin christ, he turned himself in, something big is coming i guess.


Millionaires now hold nearly half of the world’s wealth (10/21/2019) ~ World News

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I'm not sure it's millionaires. It's billionaires. Like, a few billionaires have as much wealth as all the millionaires in the world. The difference between a million and a billion is approximately a billion.


Millionaires is such a huge term. It is lumping in someone with 1 million with people who have 999 million. That's like lumping people with 1 thousand dollars in with people who have 999 thousand dollars.


Not a bug, a feature. The system is working as intended. Why change it? Look at it from *their* point of view, you *know* who *they* are. Devil's advocate mode activated: Inequality is rising globally. Yey that means I am getting even richer, now I have even more money than I could still ever hope to need or spend. Poor people? yes, they are getting a bit annoying aren't they? This lowly millionaire tried to talk to *me* the other day. A cyclical systemic predictable collapse cycle generates the perfect opportunity to sweep up some more assets at a cut down price. It's like a black friday for billionaires. The fact that real terms wages haven't increased since the 70s, while productivity has risen substantially, and the little people haven't even bothered to joins unions, or strike, or riot anywhere near where *I* would deem to visit. Yey, our plan has worked better than our most optimistic profitable projections. Of course this can go on for ever. My elite private education taught me *that* in the context of history, even if it taught me nothing else. Us? be *wrong*? Laughable. Mode off: A debt is due. It will be collected. The world is waking up.


I find it funny that they use a picture of an "old money" couple at a horse track or something to show a millionaire. Being a millionaire isn't a big deal anymore. I'm pretty close but 90% of my net worth is my house and my 401k and I still have $50k in student loans. I'm not dressing up in tails and going to the Kentucky Derby anytime soon.


Something I never really see addressed, people think of a millionaire as someone who no longer has to work, and lives a life of luxury. With inflation, that point has moved north of $1m. A million today buys far less than a million 50 years ago. When we collectively think of a millionaire, let’s just say we are thinking of someone who had $1m in 1980. To be at that same point today, you need almost 3x as much money. If you’re looking for $1m in 1970, you need over $6m today. 1960 - $8m, 1950 - $10m I don’t think being a millionaire in 2019 is the same lofty achievement that it was decades ago, I’m actually a good chunk of the way there, and I still have many years left of work to hit a comfortable retirement number. But there’s not a convenient round number to use as the new target. That’s largely why we’re shifting to “the 1%” and other similar separations, I think.


Allegations of bed bugs at Trump’s Doral Resort swarm Twitter (10/18/2019) ~ Politics

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they ought to be more worried about the actual "bugs" planted inside the walls to spy on people in the rooms


I thought bed bugs had more class than that


This is blatant violation under Emolument clause. That is it.


I was excited to hear that Trump had done this. The reputation of Trump's properties means that world leaders will get a full dose of Trump. Bed bugs, mediocre food, building quality, poorly treated staff... He cuts corners everywhere.


Emoluments clause of the constitution says this is illegal. Bedbugs make it worse. It could be in the 90's or hit 100 degrees, and it's hurricane season, but this is the best place for some reason?


Man With His Own Name Tattooed on his Neck Arrested for Giving Fake Name (10/17/2019) ~ Not The Onion

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To be fair if I see someone with a name tattoo I never assume it’s their name


Do the curly things mean something?


Thought his name was Morry.


He got Matty B's name tattooed on him? Must be a big fan


"Remember Matty B (iirc child rapper famous for a rap he wrote about his sister with down syndrome), this is him now. Feel old yet?"


Being single beats being in bad relationships, and even neutral ones that aren’t particularly bad, suggests new study. On 7 different measures, single people did better than people in bad romantic relationships. But they also did better than people in relationships that were not that bad at all. (10/20/2019) ~ Science

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Obviously being single is better than a bad relationship. But as far as neutral relationships go, I think this quote is important. “They (people in relationships) were only doing better in one way: they said they were more satisfied with their lives.”


I'd take these findings very carefully. Of more than 300 participants not even 20 were single. As these were probably self-reporting questionnaires, it is more than likely that there was some bias in the singles group.


"self reporting questionnaire finds 20 single people saying they're fine, great even! never been better!" is also a way to phrase that headline


The median age was 53, 86% of the participants were white, and all were from Michigan. Studies like this are important to do but relate to it to the degree it relates to you.


The problem with our minds is that we usually tend to forget how toxic and consuming previous relationships were even the good ones! For me, the only relationship that can make you better is one with GREAT balance,harmony and understanding which is rare I guess cos people seek drama and other regular stuff. Be happy and enjoy yourself before seeking a relationship.


Megathread: Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat and House Oversight Chairman, dies at 68 (10/17/2019) ~ Politics

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/r/Politics does not welcome celebrating one's death. You are welcome to disagree with politicians and everything they did during their time in office. You are not welcome, however, to make fun of their death. Their death has nothing to do with our political opinions. As always, /r/Politics welcomes civil debate about political issues. We do not support advocating for, or praising, an individual's death.


“When we are dancing with the angels, the question will be asked — in 2019, what did we do to make sure we kept our democracy intact? Did we stand on the sidelines and say nothing?” Elijah Cummings, 2019


Oh. His personal achievements and services aside, I am sorry he had to live to see a president Trump and not live long enough to see Trump impeached.


How long until Trump insults him?


Condolences. He had some fine moments in his final year and was remarkably measured given the chaos around him. RIP.


Blizzard is banning people in its Hearthstone Twitch chat for pro-Hong Kong statements (10/19/2019) ~ World News

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Can't wait for BlizzCon


Wow they are going full on Chinese Gov bootlick.


With all this plus cancelling in Taiwan, it's obvious that blizzard is pro corruption and oppression. Cancel your account today!


Blizzard needs some Tegridy.


This is what it’s like when worlds collide.


In ruling on Trump finances, court finds broad authority for impeachment inquiry | The late Elijah Cummings, as chairman of the House Oversight Committee, had a valid reason for seeking the president’s financial records, the judges said. (10/19/2019) ~ Politics

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>An April memorandum from Elijah Cummings, the longtime Baltimore congressman and chairman of the oversight panel who died on Thursday, identified four objectives of the subpoena: determine “whether the President may have engaged in illegal conduct before and during his tenure in office”; “whether [the President] has undisclosed conflicts of interest that may impair his ability to make impartial policy decisions”; “whether [the President] is complying with the Emoluments Clauses of the Constitution,” and “whether [the President] has accurately reported his finances to the Office of Government Ethics and other federal entities.” >To the court, this and other supporting documents provided strong evidence that the committee has a valid legislative purpose. Thank you for all of your work, Rep. Cummings.


2-1 ruling. The 1 who dissented? A Trump nominated judge.


Elijah Cummings, from beyond the grave. Something comforting about that.


None of Trump's supporters think he is innocent. They just hope he doesn't get caught.


Ugh, inb4 Trump tweets at a dead man, again.


Mick Mulvaney Melts Down Under Brutal Grilling By Fox’s Chris Wallace – Wallace repeatedly threw Mulvaney’s own remarks back in his face by playing clips from last week’s press briefing and at one point declared, “you said what you said.” (10/20/2019) ~ Politics

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> Mulvaney said Trump was “honestly surprised at the level of pushback,” adding that the president “still considers himself to be in the hospitality business.” I miss the days when the president considered himself to be in the Head of State business


I'm fucking tired of the "but the media!" excuse. You said it and meant it, nobody put those words in his mouth, except maybe Trump.


I like Chris Wallace and hope he finds a better place after his inevitable purge from Fox.


Mulvany will be remembered as being just another trump liar.


I love how they cut to him holding up three fingers when they run the clip of him outlining the three reasons for holding up aid, right after he got done saying repeatedly to Wallace that there were only two reasons.


The Fort Worth officer who shot Atatiana Jefferson wasn’t actually asked to do a wellness check (10/18/2019) ~ News

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Not mentioned in the article, the neighbor called the non-emergency number not 911


This doesn't change anything. Watch the body cam footage. "Shoot first, ask questions later" is a bad way to respond to any call, even a burglary.


>He then pointed his weapon at a window and yelled "Put your hands up! Show me your hands!" seconds before he opened fire I feel that is inaccurate or misleading. He started shooting while he was issuing commands, not after. This line gives the impression that he issued commands, waited a couple seconds and then shot. The reality is he shot while he was giving commands. I think this quote from another CNN article is more accurate: >Body camera footage shows the officer fired into a room two seconds after starting verbal commands. And it seems to me a more cautious approach (the article makes the case that he would be approaching the situation with extra caution based on the information dispatch gave him) would be to retreat and call for backup if you felt there was a substantial threat, not shoot an unknown person through a window.


I just heard about this....even if you think it's a look through someone's window, start shouting at them, then shoot them a couple seconds later???? WTF is wrong with people?


>Dean's experience as a police officer could have factored into how he acted during the call, Halstead said. >"Some officers, younger officers, think every call is an extreme risk or high profile call," he said. "With seniority, maturity, experience, you can customize your mindset in approaching a lot of different calls." Here's a better idea - instead of waiting years for police to get the experience necessary for them to learn that deadly force is ***not*** their only tool and therefore every problem does ***not*** look like something that should be shot - maybe we should instead stop training them that every call is a deadly threat they should be afraid of?


Investigation of Clinton emails ends, finding no ‘deliberate mishandling’ (10/19/2019) ~ Politics

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People need to head over to the Fox “News” website. They are reporting the exact opposite. This is why Republicans know nothing.


I’m sure they will investigate it another three more times. Third times a charm!


You mean Trump's own DOJ investigated *Hillary Fucking Clinton* and couldn't find anything wrong? If the media were truly the liberal cabal that he claims it is, this would be breaking news for a week.


Wait so it’s been investigated this whole time and they still found nothing!? 😂


>The state department has completed its years-long internal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email and found “no persuasive evidence of systemic, deliberate mishandling of classified information”. >The investigation, launched more than three years ago, did find violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action. >Investigators determined that those 38 people were “culpable” in 91 cases of sending classified information that ended up in Clinton’s personal email, according to a letter sent to Republican senator Chuck Grassley this week and released on Friday. The 38 are current and former state department officials but were not identified. >While there were no findings of deliberate mishandling of classified information, the report made clear that Clinton’s use of the private email while serving as the secretary of state in the Obama administration had increased the vulnerability of classified information. But...but what about her super-secret Kyiv server?


Drug bust California: 18 pounds of fentanyl seized in Orange County, Southern California — enough to make 4 million lethal doses (10/20/2019) ~ News

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Where’s it coming from?


To get an idea of the strength of fent and carfent, I'm often reminded of the US attempts to weaponize it and the Russian govt aerosolizing it and using fentanyl in a hostage standoff in a movie theater in the early 90s. The intent was to incapacitate the hostages and the terrorists and remove the terrorists. They, um, killed everyone. Woops.


Or like 5 million really great ones


>a street value of $1.25 million AKA about $200 to manufacture amd ship over.


That would make each dose about 1/500th of a gram. That would be challenging to carve up.


‘Morals over money’: Waitress fired after refusing to serve transphobic customers (10/18/2019) ~ News

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What i don’t understand is why management did what they did. Especially since the comments were directed at another customer (which the manager should have been concerned about), and on top of that the customers were bringing in the waitress in a conversation that had nothing to do with her job nor was a conversation she wanted to be a part of! The waitress actually did the appropriate thing be removing herself from a very uncomfortable situation. The manager should have jumped in, taken over her table, and if asked about the other trans customer simply replied “it’s not my place, nor company policy to comment on or mock another customer. In fact, I would ask you to keep your comments to yourself and if you can’t I’ll have to ask you to leave.”


I support this waitress standing up for a trans customer 100 percent. However, I believe her being fired had more to do with her posting about the incident on social media.


She would never make it in the NBA...


It's so crazy to me that this kind of behavior is still openly tolerated. I don't understand why we choose to live this way.


>"We are going to serve anyone in here as long as it's a safe environment," It stops being a safe environment as soon as the management allows a customer to openly mock another customer who was minding their own business and bothering no one.


“Blacked out”: Today media companies from all over Australia unite in an unprecedented action to fight for press freedoms and the public’s right to know what’s going on in this country (10/20/2019) ~ World News

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Well, whats going on?


What, they're actually going to do some real reporting then??? What does Rupert have to say about this?


Nothing but hypocrisy coming from these propaganda rags that installed the current government in the first place. They were complicit in everyone else’s freedoms being eroded and now expect us to care about theirs. If only these papers stayed blacked out maybe we’d see some balanced journalism in this country.


It's always rough when you're asked to choose between supporting the insanely dishonest media, or the insanely dishonest government.


Oh, NOW they care? They were fine branding whistle blowers are criminals the last decade or more.


Text messages show Boeing employees knew in 2016 of problems that turned deadly on the 737 Max (10/18/2019) ~ Technology

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Of course they knew, I'm sure at last a handful of engineers brought up this was a bad idea, but they were likely shouted down by management because doing it the right way would either cost too much or take too long. This kind of thing happens in engineering all the time, although rarely with this level of consequence.


If we don't see Boeing executives and FAA people going to jail over this, we will never have trust in the system anymore.


This is why the libertarian philosophy of no regulation, the market will correct itself is utter bullshit. Market corrections after the fact don't matter to the already dead.


We need prison sentences for those responsible. This is absolutely criminal negligence with deadly consequences.


Why do companies not A: fix this out of morals and B: realize that even from a business POV the disaster will cost more than fixing the damn issue


The “kids these days effect”, people’s tendency to believe “kids these days” are deficient relative to those of previous generations, has been happening for millennia, suggests a new study (n=3,458). When observing current children, we compare our biased memory to the present and a decline appears. (10/16/2019) ~ Science

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Iirc, there was some Greek philosopher who thought the new technology of the day was making kids stupid and lazy. That technology was writing.


We also tend to think of "present" day human kind as the most mentally evolved.


I’ve deliberately linked to the original source journal article that is open access and full-text. The title of my post is a copy and paste from the abstract of the linked journal article here: > In five preregistered studies, we assess people’s tendency to believe “kids these days” are deficient relative to those of previous generations. > When observing current children, we compare our biased memory to the present and a decline appears. This may explain why the kids these days effect has been happening for millennia. Citation: Kids these days: Why the youth of today seem lacking John Protzko and Jonathan W. Schooler Science Advances 16 Oct 2019: Vol. 5, no. 10, eaav5916 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aav5916


What about the other way around? Has every generation been so goddamn mad at the one before them, or is it just the Boomers who fucked up this bad?


This could also mean that kids HAVE been getting worse generation after generation for an entire millennia.


Study finds insufficient evidence of gaming as a clinical disorder. Rather than being negatively impacted by gaming itself, it’s suggested that young people who engage in dysfunctional gaming may be doing so in a bid to escape ““underlying frustrations and wider psychosocial functioning issues”. (10/21/2019) ~ Science

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I suspect this is true for addiction disorders in general. People don't just suddenly become addicted to alcohol or drugs, it's an attempt to escape.


So... escapism is being used as escapism? Should we read the glass menagerie?


Today on, "Conclusions that are self-evident to anyone without an axe to grind..."


As someone who both diagnoses/treats addictive disorders and has issues with excessive gaming, I have a few words about this study. This study doesn’t find insufficient evidence of gaming as a clinical disorder as a whole, it only identifies that video game use among young people does not cause emotional and behavioral problems. When we look at a substance use disorder we focus on the degree of effort put forth to acquiring and using the substance, intrusive thoughts of substance use, and how this substance use is impairing functioning. Young people have almost zero responsibilities. School work for someone who is mildly intelligent can be done well enough with little effort, so excessive gaming doesn’t get in the way of that measure. Most young people don’t have high demand jobs. Take these kids and give them each a 40+ hour a week job, several monthly bills, a partner, 2-3 children, a chronic medical condition and we are going to see some of them fail to meet the obligations of their lives.


This should've been really obvious from the start. What are they defining as dysfunctional gaming though? I just want to say that simply playing a lot shouldn't be a part of that. People **enjoy** gaming more than movies/TV or most forms of entertainment in most cases as there's so much more interaction, immersion, etc., it's essentially the highest quality form of digital entertainment with infinite variety*(something for everyone)*, so of course they're going to do it a lot. However, there are definitely people who play a lot as a **result** of their "dysfunctions" which I want to say is actually relatively rare, rather than enjoying it as a hobby or something; just don't lump it all together. 🤷🏼‍♂️


It’s Time for an Americans’ March | Another Moment for Public Protest Has Arrived. (10/20/2019) ~ Politics

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This is absolutely necessary.


I've never marched for any cause in my 46 years on this planet. I would march for this.


We are way overdue for sustained public occupation and general strike.


Leave it to the NYT to write an article about the need for a mass-scale march and then paywall it.


By David Leonhardt, Opinion Columnist >On Nov. 9, 2016, the day after Donald Trump’s election, Obamacare looked to be doomed. Millions of Americans, it seemed, were going to lose their health insurance. >Trump had campaigned on a promise to repeal the law, as had many other Republicans, and their party was about to control every branch of the federal government. All Republicans had to do was pass a law that Trump would sign. Democrats had no way to stop it. >Or at least they had no way to stop it using only the inside game of politics — congressional hearings, committee votes, presidential vetoes and so on. >Fortunately, some progressives understood that politics isn’t only an inside game. The outside game — of public protest and grass-roots lobbying — matters, too. >Even before Trump took office, activists began planning a strategy to make repeal as politically painful as possible. On the day after Trump’s inauguration, some four million Americans took to the streets for Women’s Marches (which obviously were about much more than repeal). In the months that followed, groups like Indivisible organized people to attend town halls, visit Capitol Hill and inundate members of Congress with phone calls. The efforts transformed the debate. Obamacare repeal was no longer a bloodless legislative matter, in which public opinion was measured merely with poll results and pundit analysis. The story became rawer, more human and much harder for politicians and ordinary citizens to ignore. >In the end, just enough Republican senators responded to the pressure, and Obamacare survived. The outside game had changed the math of the inside game. >The impeachment inquiry has reached the stage when it needs an outside game. We all know where the inside game is likely to lead: House Democrats will impeach Trump; Senate Republicans will acquit him; and he will claim vindication. But Trump’s presidency has become too dire for Americans to accept that outcome without trying to change it. >Consider what happened last week alone. Trump created a foreign-policy disaster in Turkey and Syria, for no apparent reason, while multiple administration officials testified that he views diplomacy largely as a way to advance his personal interests. His attitude, evidently, is: America, c’est moi. Even more so than a month ago, Trump is a national emergency, flagrantly violating his oath of office and daring the country to stop him. >Yet the chances of removing him appear as dim as Obamacare’s chances of survival did on Nov. 9, 2016. Trump even has plausible paths to re-election, some of which involve again losing the popular vote. >L.A. Kauffman, a historian of protest movements, has said that effective ones often throw “a monkey wrench into a process that was otherwise going to just unfold smoothly.” That’s the role that an outside game can now play in the impeachment saga. >It can wake up more Americans to the gravity of the situation. It can mobilize progressives to work as hard as they did during the 2018 midterms. It can confront congressional Republicans with their cowardice. >Do you remember the images showing throngs of people taking to the streets for the Women’s March? The size of the crowds, especially compared with Trump’s inauguration, reinforced the fact that most Americans rejected Trumpism. The marches also helped inspire the so-called resistance movement, which in turn created a network of dedicated activists, as the social scientists Lara Putnam and Theda Skocpol have pointed out. >And do you remember the viral moments from the save-Obamacare movement, like the disability-rights activists visiting Congress or the citizens speaking up at town halls? Jessi Bohon, a teacher in central Tennessee, created one of those moments by connecting the fight to her Christian faith. It was one of many ways that ordinary people held up for a vision of America as decent and communal as Trump is vulgar and selfish. >“Protests work,” as Kauffman has said — not always, of course, but often “when groups are willing to be bold in their tactics and persistent in their approach within the broad discipline of non-violent action.” As Vox’s Matthew Yglesias wrote last week, public protest “serves as a powerful signal to the rest of society that something extraordinary is happening.” If anything, protest may be more important than in the past, because the elite institutions that helped bring down Richard Nixon, like political parties and the national media, are weaker today. >So it’s time for a sequel to that first Women’s March — an Americans’ March, in which millions of people peacefully take to the streets to say that President Trump must go. And it’s time for a more intense grass-roots campaign directed at his congressional enablers, one that conjures the respectful intensity of the save-Obamacare campaign. Even if the Senate still acquits Trump, a new protest movement can help galvanize people to defeat him, and his enablers, next year. >The country is in crisis. Right now, that crisis feels all too normal. Hear, hear!


Apple’s China stance makes for strange political alliances, as AOC and Ted Cruz slam the company (10/19/2019) ~ Technology

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Those two work fine together. I remember some tweets from them discussing cosponsoring a bill to restrict lobbyism.


Can we all agree to stop using the verb 'slam' in headlines?


China is committing Genocide against the Uighur muslim population. Fuck china


If there’s one thing America hates it’s foreign governments telling us what we should and shouldn’t be allowed to do


We should be treating China like Nazi Germany. Hell even the Nazis didn't sell the Jews' body parts. I don't know which is worse, engaging in mass murder just because you don't like them or engaging in mass murder so you can sell their body parts. I kinda think it's the latter.


Mysterious traders may have made $3.5 billion off stock bets timed to Trump’s trade-war comments, Vanity Fair finds (10/18/2019) ~ Politics

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Honestly it would be crazy to think people involved with Trump or Trump himself have not been taking advantage of the stock market. I just can't imagine Trump able to withstand free money and he clearly gives no shits about taking advantage of the presidency


Yeah no shit. He isn't doing all this for laughs. He's been helping out his billionaire buddies the whole time. Why is everyone still acting surprised almost 3 years deep in this shit


I honestly thought everyone already knew this and it was obvious as fuck OBVIOUSLY Donnie and his goons are practicing insider trading while Donnie leads his trade war. THATS THE WHOLE POINT—does anyone deadass think trump cares about “creating jobs” LMAO wtf this shit was about insider trading this entire time


So the rural farmers suffered while the swamp gains. Trump trade war.


Why drop this story at 1am? Seems huge, like bigger than the quid pro quo presidency...


Pelosi said Trump had a ‘meltdown’ after the House overwhelmingly voted to condemn his Syria retreat (10/16/2019) ~ Politics

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More importantly (from the Independent article on the same topic): > Ms Pelosi also announced the White House had cancelled a classified briefing scheduled for Thursday with House members about the latest developments in Syria. > > She said scrapping the meeting prevents Congress from learning about “the dangerous situation” caused by Mr Trump’s withdrawal of troops in the region. this tantrum is the beginning of an active cover-up of whatever he allowed to happen in Syria.


>Pelosi later said Trump actually referred to her as a "third-grade politician." Projection confirmed.


I think the most interesting thing about this situation is the actual vote that took place, to paraphrase: “129 Republicans voted with the Democrats and only 60 voted against the resolution condemning President Trump’s unilateral decisions with Syria.” I can’t think of a single vote like this where a sizable chunk of the Republicans in the House voted with Democrats unless it were virtually unanimous. This shows some serious splintering in the party and an indicator that the loyalty to Trump might actually be wearing thin if congressmen are willing to break ranks like this and vote in blocs against Trump. That’s what startles Trump so much, a sign that he might not have the unquestioned loyalty that he’s used to always assuming is there.


Lying backstabbers are prone to tantrums.


Might want to flee the country while the fleein's good, Donnie Moscow.


Megathread: Trump drops plan to host G-7 at Doral (10/20/2019) ~ Politics

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How dare the crazed democrats and hostile media be upset that the president wants to *checks notes* violate the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. On the other hand, this is the perfect opportunity to have the G-7 held at a hipster coffee shop in California.


Should be easy, right? Just use the study that was already done that decided Doral was the best venue for the G7. Just go to the #2 choice from the study, right? The study that totally exists, right? The study that showed Doral was the top choice, RIGHT? Use that 100% not made up study.


> based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility... Even on the rare occasions where he actually does the right thing, he's still a complete asshole about it. Edit: For fuck's sake, everybody. Obviously I'm not saying that he was doing the right thing by trying to host G-7 at his resort in the first place. Clearly that would be a crime and is awful and stupid. I'm just pointing out that, if you've already announced that you're going to do something awful, the right thing to do *at that point in time* is to announce that actually, never mind, you're not going to do that thing because it was a terrible idea. And Trump can't even get that part right. And yes, obviously I understand it's because he's being forced into this.


Good. That was the most blatantly corrupt thing I’ve ever seen a president do.


My favorite "fuck you" to trump since he started running is when the PGA cancelled their tour stop at Doral after his bigoted comments about Mexicans and then awarded the tour date to a Mexican golf course.


New York City EMT suffers stroke driving ambulance, then colleague who came to help has aneurysm (10/18/2019) ~ Not The Onion

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>A physician who had been driving in the ambulance with Wang was able to give them medical assistance before they were taken to a local hospital, city officials said. That guy should probably get a complete medical check-up, just to be sure.


What a series of unfortunate events


This is the point in the movie when the cagey New York detective with an alcohol problem (and an estranged daughter who works for the hospital, but the audience doesn't know this yet) turns to his optimistic rookie partner and quietly says: Two times is a coincidence. Three times is a conspiracy. You better put away the avocado toast and pray we don't have a trinity on our hands.


> “It’s a very tough day for the FDNY and for all of us here in New York City,” the mayor said. Wasn't exactly a walk in the fucking park for that doctor, either.


Next the guy who wrote this article gets a Cardiac Arrest and OP gets a heart attack. And I ge.....


Mick Mulvaney admits that Trump “still considers himself to be in the hospitality business” – Trump’s acting chief of staff told “Fox News Sunday” that the president is still running his businesses in office (10/20/2019) ~ Politics

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Tomorrow: "The corrupt Leftist MSM is twisting my words again!, I never said that Trump is still in the hospitality business!"


They've got to be trolling at this point. Why do these things keep getting admitted so openly. It smells funny. Something's up, or they're just trying to flood the news cycle and make people desensitized to all this.


Why do you think Trump doesn’t take his Presidential salary? Because he doesn’t work for us.


The reason they keep blurting out these sort of things where they are blatantly admitting to breaking laws is because they literally do not see it as breaking any laws. They cannot wrap their minds around the concept. Mickey Boy: "The President is doing X." Newspaper headlines: "Mulva admits President is doing X, which is a clear violation of the law." Mickey: "You're twisting my words. Fake news! I didn't say President was breaking any laws! I only said he was doing X!" Everyone: I don't think X means what you think it means...


In terms of helping his own cause, Mulvaney is somewhere between Giuliani and Starscream.


Apple CEO becomes chairman of China university board (10/21/2019) ~ World News

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How many "Chairman Cook" jabs were flying around the last few days when Apple got on their knees for China, and then fucking this?


So much for privacy from Apple.


Ironically nobody is boycotting Apple with the same fervor of Blizzard, yet i got torn to shreds for commenting so


where did we mess up to get into this world state?


It's almost as if a society based entirely on individual gain would do nearly anything for individual gain. Even going so far as to sell out to countries that don't share other important commonplace values of said society. :/


Trump’s legal team is reportedly ‘stunned’ after Mick Mulvaney admitted to a quid pro quo with Ukraine (10/17/2019) ~ World News

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Is Trump's "legal team" Rudy Guliani? Because that guy's stunned by revolving doors and the Moon


They 'should' be stunned. He just admitted to treasonous behavior and is all but daring Congress to do something about it.


All I can think of is Mulvaney walking into the oval office like Ron Burgundy after he said "Go fuck yourself San Diego." He's high fiving the legal team and has finger guns out, like "YEAH I NAILED IT" and they're just looking at him with daggers because they know "I've got to fire you now ~~Ron~~ Mick" Edit: thanks for the silver!


I was fooled by House of Cards into thinking politicians are clever, cunning chess players. In reality they’re utter morons. White House water must be tested for lead immediately, before these clowns stick a fork in this country.


New rule for the Trump administration: From now on Trump admin officials can only speak to the press with their attorneys present. These Mafia wannabes have a lot to learn.