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Kyle Rittenhouse Tells Native Americans They Can ‘Leave’ If They Hate America
  • True, and I think that speaks to the loophole point you brought up. He very obviously went there and was okay with the possibility of doing harm to people. That, in itself, should be illegal, but it's very hard to prove.

  • Kyle Rittenhouse Tells Native Americans They Can ‘Leave’ If They Hate America
  • Didn’t he travel a good distance to “defend” a business, one he had no right or reason to defend with a deadly weapon?

    Yes, which is not murder or a component of murder.

    Was it really just that Washington is a “stand your ground” and not a “duty to retreat” state that made him innocent on that?

    No, and I think this is where a lot of the hysreria around the trial came from. He didn't stand his ground, he ran away was being chased. One of the men chasing him was trying to grab his gun, and another pointed a gun at him.

    I think the great majority of the people calling him a murderer have never actually looked into what happened that night.

  • Mother Gaia and Humans
  • Mass extinctions are BAD. Not because of how it affects human society, Jesus Christ. They're just bad because we shouldn't be fucking up the planet. That should be a baseline moral understanding and it's terrifying that none of you are seeing it.

  • Mother Gaia and Humans
  • Destroying the planet is not really a thing

    Also, can everyone please shut the fuck up with the "Well ACKSHUALLY, you're not destroying the literal ball of rock and magma so you're not destroying the planet". Fuck you, you know what it means.

  • Big Science
  • Depends on your audience.

    If your audience is stupid, tell them to stfu and listen to the science. They're too dumb to think about why they believe anything, they just need to be told what to believe. So as a bulwark against religious superstition, you tell them to stfu and listen to science.

    If your audience is intelligent, then there's no risk of them being suckered in by religious superstition, then you can have a discussion about the merits and processes of current scientific methods and theories, differing viewpoints, and degrees of confidence in the scientific community.

    This applies to a lot of topics.

    Talking to a stupid independent voter? "Vote for Biden or Trump will destroy democracy." Talking to a smart independent voter? "Biden is definitely wrong on several issues, we should try to push him in a better direction."

    Talking to a stupid computer user? "Don't try to change any of these files." Talking to a smart computer user? "Here's what happens when you change these files."

    To a stupid person, about the economy: "listen to the data!"

    To a smart person, about the economy: "The metrics which the CPI uses are flawed."

    Etc etc. There's always a complex, nuanced, correct answer, and a simple, straightforward, wrong answer. Because reality is complicated. So for stupid people you give them a simple, straightforward, mostly true answer to combat the simple, straightforward false one vying for their pair of brain cells.

  • Cloudflare took down our website after trying to force us to pay $120000 within 24h
  • The first communications were intentionally misleading though. CF wasn't trying to solve a problem, they were trying to sell a service. If CF had just led with "upgrade or we nuke your site" then that's scummy, but fair. Leading these guys on about technical problems and "trust & safety" bullshit was not fair at all.

  • Mother Gaia and Humans
  • Thinking that an ecological apocalypse would be the end of it, that humans are that easily crushed and nature can/will just go on totally unbothered, I think that’s a rather optimistic viewpoint. It also missess the mass amounts of suffering which are currently ongoing by looking to some theoretical future, much like AI tech evangelists do with the singularity, idiot leftists tend to do with “the revolution”, evangelicals do with the rapture. We need to, uhh, maybe figure out a better structure and approach, here.

    We need to be blasting this shit into the ears of everyone on lemmy, 24/7. Bunch of fucking secular cultists. Wake the fuck up and smell the shit you're walking in, and then grab a shovel.

  • Mother Gaia and Humans
  • This is so fucking stupid.

    No seriously. Stop. Think. This is SO FUCKING STUPID.

    Humans can live IN SPACE. We are NOT destroying ourselves. We are HYPER ADVANCED COCKROACHES. We will easily survive whatever damage we cause to the planet.

    The problem with destroying the planet is not that we're destroying humanity. What a stupid, egocentric take. The problem with destroying the planet IS THAT WE'RE DESTROYING THE PLANET.

    "Mass extinction? Eh who cares" is a FUCKING STUPID TAKE and I have no clue why so many people here are okay with it. What the fuck is wrong with all of you? This is NOT OKAY. MASS EXTINCTIONS ARE NOT OKAY.

    Is this a fucking psyop? What the fuck?

  • Red Wing boots

    Three years ago, I bought a pair of Red Wing Irish Setter boots with steel toes. Two years ago, I got a new job that requires me to go through metal detectors pretty often, and it's a pain. I've been waiting for these boots to wear out so I can justify getting new ones with a composite toe. I generally wear through boots in about a year.

    These fucking boots WILL NOT DIE. They are still WATERPROOF. I haven't had to so much as replace the laces. They're incredible. I bought a size larger than needed and made up the difference with a couple of insoles and it's like walking on a cloud plus I seem a couple of inches taller. My feet don't even hurt after a 12 hour shift.

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    Look, having nuclear—

    my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart—you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I’m one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!—but when you’re a conservative Republican they try—oh, do they do a number—that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune—you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged—but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me—it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what’s going to happen and he was right—who would have thought?), but when you look at what’s going on with the four prisoners—now it used to be three, now it’s four—but when it was three and even now, I would have said it’s all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don’t, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years—but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us.

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    Zoomers: how are Millenials hypocrites?

    In my observation, a big part of social progress is each generation pointing out the hypocrisy of the previous. "All men are created equal" so how can you enslave black people? If men can vote, why can't women? How come straight people can marry but gay people can't? How is it fair to send an 18 year old to war but not let him vote?

    A lot of these hypocrisies were so internalized that a lot of people of previous generations never even thought about them. It was like a mental blind spot. It took young people with fresh thinking to point them out and fight to fix them.

    So, speaking as a Millenial, I'm asking what my generation's blind spots are. What injustices are we perpetuating without even thinking much about it?

    For reference, Millenials are currently in their late 20s to early 40s. Not running the world, but also not fresh eyed college grads.

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    theintercept.com Whistleblower: The World Bank Helped Cover Up Child Sex Abuse at a Chain of For-Profit Schools It Funded

    Bridge International Academies was in the midst of a key financing round when allegations of child sex abuse emerged. They fought back hard.

    Whistleblower: The World Bank Helped Cover Up Child Sex Abuse at a Chain of For-Profit Schools It Funded

    TL;DR: There is a company called Bridge International Academies trying to improve education in 3rd world countries by bringing in completely untrained teachers. They are following the typical start-up path, trying to scale up rapidly.

    One of their main investors is the World Bank.

    The World Bank has an internal team that investigates its investment for ethics, called the CAO (Compliance Advisor Ombudsman).

    The CAO found evidence of large amounts of child abuse (sexual and otherwise). The World Bank responded by not renewing the contract of the head of the CAO, by attempting to fire the lead investigator into Bridge, and by signing a NDA with Bridge that makes it very difficult if not impossible to release any discovery of wrongdoing.

    As a personal note, The Intercept is one of the last remaining news outlets that actually does meaningful investigations and shines light on the corrupt. If you can spare anything, send them a donation.

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    www.washingtonexaminer.com Gaetz says he'd support raising motion-to-vacate threshold if GOP enacts Democrat’s reform plan

    Just days after ousting former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from the top leadership position, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) signaled he’d be willing to raise the threshold for a future motion to vacate — but only if Republicans agree to vote on a number of political reforms.

    Gaetz says he'd support raising motion-to-vacate threshold if GOP enacts Democrat’s reform plan

    Have we entered the twilight zone?

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