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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf 9 points ago +9 / -0

The they had a week where nothing happened so they had to lean really hard on that argument between two Karen’s about a dog in a park, remember that?

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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf 4 points ago +4 / -0

Not too worried, the people who can engineer these things are the people who would not benefit from an economic collapse.

Sure, they could ride it out in their private islands, but they don’t actually want to.

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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf 6 points ago +6 / -0

You’d be waiting a long time to see the death-by-cop of someone who isn’t a criminal.

False arrests of good law-abiding citizens do happen on occasion (probably every day) but law abiding citizens don’t violently resist arrest.

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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf 2 points ago +2 / -0

Growing up in the 80s, my mental model of a black dude was Heathcliff Huxtable. Successful respected ob-gyn who was an excellent father and role model to his five children.

What have kids today got?

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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf 19 points ago +20 / -1

The jury is still out on whether women outrank Black people on the oppression Olympics, so every statement of this type needs to hang in some kind of weird Heisenberg superposition.

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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf 3 points ago +3 / -0

Exactly. No courage of his convictions, because he doesn’t really have any convictions. Joe is a weak puddle of jello, doing what others tell him.

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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf -3 points ago +2 / -5

It’s not a “stand in” for anything, it’s a very specific legal question about his eligibility to run for President.

Having said that, regardless of my personal dislike of the man, if you look at all the evidence one way versus the other then the balance of probabilities supports the much simpler explanation that he was born in the US.

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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf 5 points ago +5 / -0

And of the two remaining, they are in the debatable grey area.

So to put it in perspective let’s look at some other rare causes of death in the US:

Lightning strike: 31 per year

Lawnmower accidents: 75 per year

Autoerotic asphyxiation: 160 per year

Accidentally shot by toddler: 2 per year

Crushed by vending machine: 2 per year

People are burning cities down due to a cause of death that is on a par with being crushed by a vending machine.

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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf 4 points ago +4 / -0

So I’m sure that this subreddit will be quarantined and banned for this post, right?

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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf 6 points ago +6 / -0

Could definitely use an MLK right now, but if there were an MLK he’d be decried as a crazy right-wing racist for wanting to treat people equally without regard for their race.

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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf 1 point ago +1 / -0

The word is “whom”, CNN.

Imagine being a journalist, your whole job is to write words, and you don’t even understand basic grammar.

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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf 3 points ago +3 / -0

Honestly in the very very unlikely case that I am ever being unjustly (in my opinion) arrested, yes, I will submit.

Getting arrested and relying on the courts to sort it out eventually has a much, much higher probability of working out in your favour than attempting to resist arrest.

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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf 14 points ago +14 / -0

Some people choose to be willfully ignorant, others have just never heard the facts and get swept up in the popular narrative.

I reckon half the population is open to having their minds changed by actual evidence.

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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf 6 points ago +6 / -0

Interesting, Australian health authorities still recommend a tourniquet (or at least a “pressure immobilisation bandage”) for snake bite, but maybe it depends on the type of snake.

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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf 2 points ago +2 / -0

And maybe Zod, because he’s pretty cool tbh

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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf 3 points ago +3 / -0

Seems like some kind of coronavirus hazard, don’t these people know there’s a pandemic going on?

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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf 5 points ago +5 / -0

Tourniquets are a great idea if (a) you’re losing a lot of blood or (b) you’ve been bitten by a snake.

Since he’s obviously not bleeding, I can only assume that he somehow managed to get bitten by a poisonous snake. Bad luck, bro, superficial shrapnel wound and a snake bite on the same night.

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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf 5 points ago +5 / -0

Many of us have ancestors who were dealt a rough hand by history. I myself would be the Earl of Dunmoreland if it weren’t for the Norman Invasion of 1066, but I don’t see any way to sue Willie the Conqueror’s descendants (that’s you, Queen Lizzie) to get reparations for that.

(NB probably not actually true, but hey, you can’t prove it!)

Nonetheless even if we did accept the idea that the descendants of slaves in recentish history should be paid reparations, we run into the problem that reparations should at best make you whole for harms your ancestors suffered, and the descendants of slaves in the US are of course a helluva lot better off than the folks whose ancestors didnt leave Africa.

Reparations should involve:

a) loss of US citizenship

b) relocation to your choice of Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone, and

c) a lump sum of cash equivalent to the average net worth of a citizen of one of those countries

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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf 2 points ago +2 / -0

The best I’ve come up with so far (and I am forever cognisant of Chesterton’s Fence and the dumbness of trying to redesign complex systems based on random brainwaves) is that there needs to be some kind of separate body at the Federal level for investigating and prosecuting cases of police misconduct. Maybe throw local government corruption into their mandate too.

I was reading about Jessie vs City of Fresno the other day; it appears that some police officers straight-up stole $200K which should have been evidence; the local DA apparently declined to prosecute because... well, who knows, but likely just plain old shithole-town corruption. When the bad apples do make themselves known, they need to be punished, and hard.

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HrvyWnstnDdntKllHmsf 5 points ago +5 / -0

We need a long term solution that enables us to remove the bottom 10% of society, who don’t deserve to live in a first-world country, from first-world countries.

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