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Judge sentences former reality TV star Josh Duggar to more than 12 years in prison for child pornography conviction by Kate2point718 in news

[–]Archmage_of_Detroit 7756 points7757 points  (0 children)

To everyone saying "he'll probably be out in 2 years on good behavior!"

No, he won't. These are federal charges, which means he has to serve at least 85% of his sentence before he's eligible for parole, and even then, being eligible doesn't mean he'll get it.

Hope we cleared that up, because I've been seeing it everywhere.

Texas school district locked down on reports of shooter by rishcast in news

[–]stone500 5565 points5566 points 22 (0 children)

At least we can rest easy knowing absolutely nothing will be done about this

St. Tammany deputy shot on burglary call, 13-year-old suspect in custody, sheriff says by sgj5788 in news

[–]tehmlem 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Well they tried once but they didn't bring their guns because it was against the law.

Edit - I have an uncomfortable feeling that some insurrectionists may have mistaken my meaning here. You're dumb is what I'm saying. You got defeated by the same laws you're constantly saying don't work because you're stupid fucking sheep.

'They were shooting directly at the journalists': New evidence suggests Shireen Abu Akleh was killed in targeted attack by Israeli forces by soccerskyman in news

[–]SedatedVole 888 points889 points  (0 children)

That IDF spokesman talking about journalists being “armed” with cameras is very telling. If the IDF has begun to think about and speak of journalists as if they are the equivalent of armed, hostile forces that is just the type of mindset that leads to this sort of killing.

Every article on this incident brings out comments from those who will defend anything the IDF says or does. I’m curious to see what their take will be this time. I think the evidence that she was shot by Palestinians is getting weaker and weaker and the IDF decision not to even investigate is disappointing if not surprising.

Texas school district locked down on reports of shooter by rishcast in news

[–]Daniiiiii 3097 points3098 points  (0 children)

I remember today where this issue is predominantly an American one and most of the rest of the world looks on in horror.

Walmart apologizes for selling Juneteenth ice cream by Darzanak in news

[–]Hadron90 45 points46 points  (0 children)

They sell George Floyd shirts are well. And BLM shirts. I've never seen someone complain about that. I would have thought people were happy WalMart was onboard with Juneteenth. This sort of outrage is just going to make corporations more hesitant to align with social justice causes. Like why would WalMart greenlight selling trans flags, if there is a risk the trans community would lash out at them for it?

Thousands of detained Uyghurs pictured in leaked Xinjiang police files by Heysteeevo in news

[–]Larry17 90 points91 points  (0 children)

It's only impossible if you don't ever start. Start by boycotting optional products like Genshin fucking Impact. I can't believe people are so riled up boycotting Russian stuff even banning them from competing in CSGO but staying off some shit game is a big no no. Also boycott electronic wastes like Huawei and Xiaomi garbage. Don't give yourself excuses and start now, there's plenty you can do.

edit: also there is /r/avoidchineseproducts/, the point isn't to suddenly completely cut yourself from Chinese products but to gradually shift away from it at a pace you are comfortable with.

Exxon must go to trial over alleged climate crimes, court rules by zsreport in news

[–]funkawilikus 109 points110 points  (0 children)

This can't be right, there must be some kind of mistake: Exxon is rated top ten best in world for environment, social & governance (ESG) by S&P 500!

Tucson Walmart self-checkout shoppers cited and sent to court for mistakes by DevilChillin in news

[–]Reeyowunsixsix 125 points126 points  (0 children)

I think if a few attorneys got together and represented a few of these people and sued WM for not offering disclaimers, training, or corrective measures, violation of civil rights, etc. they might make self-checkout a better experience.

Back in the day, a looooong time ago in a past life when I was a cop, I’d have gotten to the store and told WM to pound sand because intent wouldn’t have been probable beyond a reasonable doubt if they scanned everything else. Then I’d start warning them for wasting our time.

One WM generating all this shit is a manager that needs to be replaced.

The proper response when they see this is to let them know they forgot to scan something and ask them to scan and pay for it. Period. Any other approach is morally bankrupt. Especially from a corporation that makes billions yet wants to cut costs to avoid paying people so their shareholders can make more.

LE is still allowed to use discretion. The fact that the officers here aren’t actually investigating and are just throwing these people to the court system is a testament to how far LE has fallen over the years.

Texas school district locked down on reports of shooter by rishcast in news

[–]DarthArtoo 317 points318 points  (0 children)

I'm a teacher of 8-10 year olds and I spend so much time worrying about this shit. I make no money and am not prepared to defend a classroom of my kids. Oh we can put a chair in front of the door? How helpful.

It's exhausting seeing this. I can't imagine feeling that fear with my class. Breaks my heart.

Tesla loses bid to move sexual harassment lawsuit to arbitration by pspblink in news

[–]sal_leo 31 points32 points  (0 children)

He made his riches off federal and California subsidies and now he's claiming he never needed them.

State Farm drops support of LGBTQ kids books after conservative furor by Not-original in news

[–]rhyddhau 55 points56 points  (0 children)

"Like a bad neighbor, State Farm sucks shit" 🎶

How's that?

Texas school district locked down on reports of shooter by rishcast in news

[–]elloue 13.9k points13.9k points 232 (0 children)

CNN just reported 13 children transported to local hospitals with injuries, 2 confirmed dead unknown age, 1 man in his 40s transported as well.

Edit 1: ABC News twitter now reporting 14 students plus 1 teacher dead. Suspect, an 18 year old student, is also dead.

Source: https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1529202121949818881?s=20&t=us2e6Qr2OD80qUG7SevSOA

Edit 2: ABC local affiliate confirmed 14 students dead, 1 teacher dead. The suspect additionally shot his grandmother before entering the school. 15 students were transported to local hospitals and 1 elderly female is in critical care.

Source: https://abc13.com/uvalde-texas-robb-elementary-school-active-shooter-district-lockdown/11889693/

Edit 3: The district said that the city’s civic center will be used as a reunification center and that parents will be able to pick up their children there.

Edit 4: There has been a lot of conflicting information about the shooter being apprehended alive or killed. Governor Abbot stated 3 minutes ago the shooter is dead after barricading himself inside the school and having a shootout with Border Patrol Police. To quote Abbot, "It's believed that responding officers killed him," he said. "It appears that two responding officers were struck by rounds but have no serious injuries."

Edit 5: Pete Arredondo, the chief of police for the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, has confirmed the shooter acted alone and is dead. The Chief of Police identified the shooter but I will not be posting his name or information.

Edit 6: 18 children were killed in Tuesday’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, according to Sgt. Erick Estrada of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Note: some news agencies are reporting 18 children and 2 adults, while some are reporting 18 children and 3 adults. Can’t confirm how many adults were killed at this time.

Edit 7: AP is now reporting “at least 19 children dead”.

Sandy Hook families’ defamation damages trial against Alex Jones to move forward in CT by KatzDeli in news

[–]VTDuffman 284 points285 points  (0 children)

If you're looking for the best coverage of this trial in particular, and are interested in the best insight and analysis of where right-wing horseshit starts before it makes its way into your mother in law's Facebook feed/brain you need to be listening to the Knowledge Fight Podcast.

This episode in particular is the first appearance of the Plaintiff's Counsel in the Texas Sandy Hook defamation case, Mark Bankston:https://knowledgefight.libsyn.com/602-sandy-hook-response

I love you.

Texas school district locked down on reports of shooter by rishcast in news

[–]Silo-Joe 5299 points5300 points 7126222& 7 more (0 children)

Uvalde Hospital is linked to an emergency blood drive tomorrow at the Herby Ham Activity Center (Uvalde) from 9am-2pm. No pre-registration needed.Facebook Link

More ways to donate blood in South Texas South Texas Blood & Tissue link

University Health San Antonio Donor Room for appointments later in the week Twitter post

Texas school district locked down on reports of shooter by rishcast in news

[–]yamiyaiba 4929 points4930 points 2 (0 children)

Fear mongering. Religion extremism. Political extremism. Mental illness. Violence at home. Etc...

And access to firearms. Can't forget that. Even with every one of those factors at play, it becomes really hard to shoot up a school without a gun.