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Gunshots reportedly fired at Donald Trump rally - as former president rushed off stage
  • "Afforded protections" is one thing, but that's not the point. The point is that I refuse to let this count as a "Presidential assassination attempt" because he isn't the goddamn President right now; Biden is. And you shouldn't count it as such either -- the only ones who would are MAGA election-denier shitheads.

  • Biden signs bipartisan gun safety bill into law: ‘God willing, it’s going to save a lot of lives’
  • This ain't R*ddit. You can change the title, as long as it's for good reason:

    Title must fairly describe link contents. If your title differs from the site’s, it should only be to add context or be more descriptive.

    Frankly, adding the date to the title not only complies with the rule, but leaving it omitted arguably violates it by being misleading to the point of misinformation.

  • Biden says 'everybody must condemn' attack on Trump, hopes to speak with ex-president soon
  • It's even stupider than that: it's not just that it doesn't work, it's that it's a full-blown logical contradiction. Oppressive/autocratic regimes cannot be stopped by peaceful means by definition, because if they could then it means they weren't oppressive/autocratic to begin with.

  • Biden says 'everybody must condemn' attack on Trump, hopes to speak with ex-president soon
  • Do not advocate or encourage violence either seriously or jokingly. Do not glorify oppressive/autocratic regimes.

    These rules are self-contradictory. Either you support oppression/autocracy, or you support violence in resistance against it on grounds of self-defense. You don't get to have it both ways!

  • YOU HAD ONE RULE
  • An actual shot to the ear would be way too risky for a false flag. But if it turns out to be true that the ear injury was from teleprompter shrapnel instead of a bullet, that might be a different story.

  • It’s Too Hot to Fly Helicopters and That’s Killing People
  • Six motorcyclists rode into Death Valley National Park on July 6. Only five came out alive. With temperatures reaching 128 degrees Fahrenheit in California, the cyclists...

    The shorter word for motorcyclists is "bikers." "Cyclists" is a term for people that actually pedal.

  • Cake days have an off-by-one error

    In my profile it says my cake day is today (June 13), but it was displaying a cake icon on my comments all day yesterday (June 12).

    The icon was a black and white outline so I thought maybe it was showing it the day before on purpose so other people would see ahead of time, and that it would turn colorful on the actual day. But then midnight hit and it disappeared, so it must be a bug instead.

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    Home Improvement @lemmy.world grue @lemmy.world

    Wall framing question: stud spacing between openings

    I'm framing up a non-load-bearing wall that has two closet doors on it, close together (the king studs for the two openings are 13" apart). Unfortunately, they are aligned such that one of the 16" OC common studs would fall within that gap. In fact, it would only be 1/2" away from the left king stud, so not even anywhere near the middle of the space.) Is it still normal/expected to include that stud, or can I omit it?

    (BTW: both doors will go to the same closet so there's no perpendicular wall teeing into this one, in case that matters.)

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    Colorado’s Bold New Approach to Highways — Not Building Them | The state has made it harder to widen highways, and transportation officials are turning their eyes to transit.

    www.nytimes.com Colorado’s Bold New Approach to Highways — Not Building Them

    The state has made it harder to widen highways, and transportation officials are turning their eyes to transit.

    Colorado’s Bold New Approach to Highways — Not Building Them

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/16028585

    > cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/10092805 > > > > In Colorado, that new vision was catalyzed by climate change. In 2019, Gov. Jared Polis signed a law that required the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent within 30 years. As the state tried to figure out how it would get there, it zeroed in on drivers. Transportation is the largest single contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for about 30 percent of the total; 60 percent of that comes from cars and trucks. To reduce emissions, Coloradans would have to drive less.

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    Colorado’s Bold New Approach to Highways — Not Building Them | The state has made it harder to widen highways, and transportation officials are turning their eyes to transit.

    www.nytimes.com Colorado’s Bold New Approach to Highways — Not Building Them

    The state has made it harder to widen highways, and transportation officials are turning their eyes to transit.

    Colorado’s Bold New Approach to Highways — Not Building Them

    cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/10092805

    > > In Colorado, that new vision was catalyzed by climate change. In 2019, Gov. Jared Polis signed a law that required the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent within 30 years. As the state tried to figure out how it would get there, it zeroed in on drivers. Transportation is the largest single contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for about 30 percent of the total; 60 percent of that comes from cars and trucks. To reduce emissions, Coloradans would have to drive less.

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    www.penny-arcade.com Cyberyuck - Penny Arcade

    Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

    Cyberyuck - Penny Arcade

    !!!

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    80's Music @lemmy.world grue @lemmy.world

    Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (1987)

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    The rule is still present in your time, as it was in ours

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.blahaj.zone/post/10553287

    > Alt text: pictures of suburban neighborhoods and homes with text over it that reads: “this is no place of honor. No esteemed deed is commemorated here. What is here is dangerous and repulsive to us. Turn back.”

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    micromobility - Ebikes, scooters, longboards: Whatever floats your goat, this is micromobility @lemmy.world grue @lemmy.world

    Ikea launches deliveries by cargo bike (in Florence, Italy)

    The article is in Italian; here's an automatic translation by Firefox:

    > New sustainable delivery service by the Swedish giant Ikea on Florence. In fact, customers will be able to choose to receive in their homes light products - up to a total weight of 30 kilos - via cargo bike. A way to help reduce traffic and city pollution that will be made possible by the Ikea Italia agreement with Ecopony and Robin Food, local and ethical delivery specialized in deliveries on two wheels. A green experimentation that sees Florence as the protagonist. > > “With the increasing diffusion of sales methods such as e-commerce and new purchasing habits, it is necessary to put in place actions that are sustainable in the long term – says Carlo Guandalini, IKEA Market Manager Florence – For this reason, even in the city of Florence, we have implemented an important plan linked to the logistics of the last mile to ensure that the path of our products has a positive impact, not only for the environment but for the entire community”. > > Florence was also among the first Italian cities that saw IKEA equip itself with a fleet of electric vehicles to make deliveries to the plan in zero emission mode: from last June 10 electric vehicles were progressively introduced to cover all deliveries in the city. The Swedish giant aims to deliver zero-impact deliveries by 2025.

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    Atlanta News @yall.theatl.social grue @lemmy.world
    www.theguardian.com Atlanta Police Foundation ignored records requests about role in Cop City, lawsuit claims

    University of Georgia filed complaint on behalf of news outlet and transparency research organization, saying queries unanswered

    Atlanta Police Foundation ignored records requests about role in Cop City, lawsuit claims

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/12964138

    > cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/17136474 > > > The lawsuit’s claims highlight how “over the last decade, the failure of police foundations nationwide to provide basic levels of transparency raises questions about their motives, and whether or not they have the public interest at heart”, said Alex Vitale, the author of The End of Policing. “If you have nothing to hide, then why are you hiding?” Vitale said. > > > > Last week’s lawsuit draws attention to the center’s driving force, the APF – the nation’s largest police foundations, and one of the most well-funded among hundreds, with support from corporate donors such as Delta, Wells Fargo and Home Depot. Its CEO, Dave Wilkinson, is also the highest-paid among police foundation CEOs nationwide, with a 2022 salary of $500,000. > > > > Corporate funding, coupled with their non-profit status, have allowed police foundations to escape public scrutiny, said Vitale. “Police have relied on these slush funds to provide them with levels of independence from government oversight unheard of in any other agency,” Vitale said.

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    www.theguardian.com Atlanta Police Foundation ignored records requests about role in Cop City, lawsuit claims

    University of Georgia filed complaint on behalf of news outlet and transparency research organization, saying queries unanswered

    Atlanta Police Foundation ignored records requests about role in Cop City, lawsuit claims

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/17136474

    > The lawsuit’s claims highlight how “over the last decade, the failure of police foundations nationwide to provide basic levels of transparency raises questions about their motives, and whether or not they have the public interest at heart”, said Alex Vitale, the author of The End of Policing. “If you have nothing to hide, then why are you hiding?” Vitale said. > > Last week’s lawsuit draws attention to the center’s driving force, the APF – the nation’s largest police foundations, and one of the most well-funded among hundreds, with support from corporate donors such as Delta, Wells Fargo and Home Depot. Its CEO, Dave Wilkinson, is also the highest-paid among police foundation CEOs nationwide, with a 2022 salary of $500,000. > > Corporate funding, coupled with their non-profit status, have allowed police foundations to escape public scrutiny, said Vitale. “Police have relied on these slush funds to provide them with levels of independence from government oversight unheard of in any other agency,” Vitale said.

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    Jon Stewart is back on The Daily Show

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    www.theguardian.com Georgia police and FBI conduct Swat-style raids on ‘Cop City’ activists’ homes

    Pre-dawn operations in residential areas resulted in a woman forced out of her home with no shirt and a man dragged by his hair

    Georgia police and FBI conduct Swat-style raids on ‘Cop City’ activists’ homes
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    Atlanta, GA @lemmy.ml grue @lemmy.world
    www.theguardian.com Georgia police and FBI conduct Swat-style raids on ‘Cop City’ activists’ homes

    Pre-dawn operations in residential areas resulted in a woman forced out of her home with no shirt and a man dragged by his hair

    Georgia police and FBI conduct Swat-style raids on ‘Cop City’ activists’ homes
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    Atlanta News @yall.theatl.social grue @lemmy.world
    www.theguardian.com Georgia police and FBI conduct Swat-style raids on ‘Cop City’ activists’ homes

    Pre-dawn operations in residential areas resulted in a woman forced out of her home with no shirt and a man dragged by his hair

    Georgia police and FBI conduct Swat-style raids on ‘Cop City’ activists’ homes
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    www.theguardian.com Georgia police and FBI conduct Swat-style raids on ‘Cop City’ activists’ homes

    Pre-dawn operations in residential areas resulted in a woman forced out of her home with no shirt and a man dragged by his hair

    Georgia police and FBI conduct Swat-style raids on ‘Cop City’ activists’ homes
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    Stop in the Name of The United Fruit Company! - Thompson SMG Riot Ammo (1925)

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/11207741

    > In the 1920s an increasing number of corporations were acquiring machine guns for labor relations related reasons. Deterring striking employees. > > >Did you know that the Peters company made ammunition specifically for riot control for the Thompson submachine gun in the 1920s? And it wasn’t rubber bullets, either – it was paper-wrapped snakeshot. The cartridges were actually longer than a standard magazine would accept, necessitating the production of a special longer magazine to fit them. That magazine would hold 18 rounds, and was specially marked as such... > > >... At about 8 feet it made a pattern about 18 inches in diameter (from a rifled Tommy Gun barrel), and did not cycle the action... the proper way to use this ammo for crowd control: fire it into the pavement in front of the crowd, allowing it to ricochet up into the crowd at a lower velocity. It would be less lethal that way, but still a great way to lose an eye! > > Ian's video: [5:30] > https://youtu.be/ud3Csq6568k?si= > > Old Popular Mechanics article that mentions this type of ammo.

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    American society wasn't always so car-centric. Our future doesn't have to be

    yaleclimateconnections.org American society wasn’t always so car-centric. Our future doesn’t have to be, either. » Yale Climate Connections

    The surprising history of cars in the U.S. offers hope for a shift toward more climate-friendly transportation options.

    American society wasn’t always so car-centric. Our future doesn’t have to be, either. » Yale Climate Connections

    cross-posted from: https://derp.foo/post/635208

    > There is a discussion on Hacker News, but feel free to comment here as well.

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    georgia @yall.theatl.social grue @lemmy.world

    When families need housing, Georgia will pay for foster care rather than provide assistance

    www.propublica.org When Families Need Housing, Georgia Will Pay for Foster Care Rather Than Provide Assistance

    In more than 700 cases over five years, Georgia reported inadequate housing as the sole reason for taking a child into foster care, a WABE and ProPublica analysis found. Advocates say it would be cheaper to help families get housing.

    When Families Need Housing, Georgia Will Pay for Foster Care Rather Than Provide Assistance

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/10875583

    > cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/10873441 > > > In more than 700 cases over five years, Georgia reported inadequate housing as the sole reason for taking a child into foster care, a WABE and ProPublica analysis found. Advocates say it would be cheaper to help families get housing. > > > > ... > > > > In recent years, child welfare advocates and policymakers across the country have been working to prevent situations like this, arguing that no parent should ever lose their children just because they can’t afford housing. A handful of states now have laws and policies prohibiting government agencies from taking children into foster care because of homelessness. Georgia has not adopted such a rule, but the state Court of Appeals has ruled a number of times that unstable housing and employment “in no way constitutes intentional or unintentional misconduct resulting in abuse or neglect” that would justify child removals. > > > > But Wise’s experience illustrates how an inability to afford housing still stands between parents and their children in many child welfare cases in Georgia. > > > > Between fiscal years 2018 and 2022, DFCS reported “inadequate housing” as the sole reason for removing a child in more than 700 cases, according to an analysis by WABE and ProPublica. > > > > The analysis, using data from the federal Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System, which tracks child removal cases in each state, also shows that in thousands of additional cases — about 20% of Georgia’s nearly 31,000 child removals during the five-year period — DFCS reported housing as one of multiple reasons. Housing was the third most reported reason after substance use and neglect.

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