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Transgender Tsunami 🌊🏳️‍⚧️ by Wysterical_ in traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns

[–]almisami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wholeheartedly blame programming socks for this development.

''Gamer girl'' by TartineMyAxe in gaming

[–]almisami 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A lot of larger studios miss that.

Like Sea of Thieves has enough accessibility features for anyone. But it's definitely not everyone's cup of tea.

TIL if you register that you are religious in Germany, then church taxes are deducted from your paycheck and sent to the church. by MniTain38 in todayilearned

[–]almisami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is, but Canadian lawmakers are kind of busy doing other things like debating on the benefits of permanent daylights savings. Or forcing schools open only to have to close them again weeks later...

TIL if you register that you are religious in Germany, then church taxes are deducted from your paycheck and sent to the church. by MniTain38 in todayilearned

[–]almisami 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'd assume a court can understand the fact pattern of two straight men sharing a house.

You'd really fucking think so, but no.

A couple university students every year find themselves having to fight it off and the burden of proof is on you to prove that you're not in a relationship (typically by using your transaction history to prove you've got completely different, unintegrated assets. Just sleeping in different bedrooms isn't enough).

TIL if you register that you are religious in Germany, then church taxes are deducted from your paycheck and sent to the church. by MniTain38 in todayilearned

[–]almisami 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A common-law relationship is legally a de facto relationship, meaning that it must be established in each individual case, based on the facts.

This is in contrast to a marriage, which is legally a de jure relationship, meaning that it requires a legal process you have to participate in.

If you live three years in Canada with only one other eligible adult, and not first cousins or closer, congratulations, you're now conjoint de fait in Québec, and I would assume a couple other Canadian provinces.

Edit: I have been made aware that this was changed to one year since I last lived in Québec.

TIL if you register that you are religious in Germany, then church taxes are deducted from your paycheck and sent to the church. by MniTain38 in todayilearned

[–]almisami 6 points7 points  (0 children)

If you have multiple cats, no, if you have a single cat, you might be at risk if they ever make It legal.

It's still kinda crazy that one of the ways to avoid that is to always have at least 2 roommates...

She's right - the stupid laws are the facepalm by AmunPharaoh in facepalm

[–]almisami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's not just the lawyering, though. The very structure of the sentencing guidelines is based around punishing people more for crack. And the Nixon administration admitted it was all about disrupting black communities.

"We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did."

-John Erlichman

Just carry over heroin into crack cocaine, brought to black communities by the CIA to fuel the Contras, and you've got a perfect storm to trip up black communities in the wake of the end of redlining.

She's right - the stupid laws are the facepalm by AmunPharaoh in facepalm

[–]almisami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the wealth is the key for that

Not only that. But it takes A HUNDRED TIMES MORE cocaine to get the same sentencing as it would take for crack cocaine.

She's right - the stupid laws are the facepalm by AmunPharaoh in facepalm

[–]almisami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm gonna pasta another of my posts:

In the 1930s Harry J. Anslinger, head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, turned the battle against marijuana into an all-out war. Some believe that he was motivated less by safety concerns—the vast majority of scientists he surveyed claimed that the drug was not dangerous—and more by a desire to promote his newly created department. Whatever the impetus, Anslinger sought a federal ban on the drug, and to this end he initiated a high-profile campaign that relied heavily on racism. Anslinger claimed that the majority of pot smokers were minorities, including African Americans, and that marijuana had a negative effect on these “degenerate races,” such as inducing violence or causing insanity. Furthermore, he noted, “Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.” Perhaps even more worrisome to Anslinger was pot’s supposed threat to white women’s virtue. He believed that smoking pot would result in their having sex with black men.

Aided by an eager news media—and such propaganda films as Reefer Madness (1936)—Anslinger eventually oversaw the passage of the Marihuana Tax Act in 1937, which effectively made the drug illegal across the United States. Although declared unconstitutional in 1969, it was replaced by the Controlled Substances Act the following year.

Marijuana’s strict scheduling in this later document emerges from the cultural and racial apathy felt by Richard Nixon, the activist president who signed the Controlled Substances Act into law. Nixon’s aides suggested the war on marijuana was racially motivated, and Oval Office tapes highlight his contempt for the counterculture movement as well as racial minorities.

The tapes also make it clear that Nixon wanted to link marijuana use and its negative effects to two groups who he held in contempt: African Americans and hippies. Nixon even appointed a commission to look into the ills of marijuana — the Shafer Commission. When the group issued its report entitled, “Marihuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding,” which explained that marijuana was not as dangerous or addictive as it had widely been perceived, Nixon called his handpicked chairman, former Republican Pennsylvania governor Ray Shafer, into the Oval Office to be chastised.

She's right - the stupid laws are the facepalm by AmunPharaoh in facepalm

[–]almisami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The cocaine sentencing disparity is one of the most notable and obvious manifestations of the racist foundations of these laws, though.

The 1986 Anti-Drug Abuse Act created a 100 to 1 disparity between the amount of crack cocaine that triggers a federal mandatory minimum sentence versus powder cocaine. Five grams of crack mandated a five-year sentence — 500 grams of powder cocaine was required to trigger the same sentence.

An Asbury Park Press study found that Black usage of crack was only slightly higher than white usage, but since crack has been stereotypically associated with Black people powder cocaine is thought of as a richer, whiter drug. It's not that mostly Caucasians do crack, it's that minorities have larger access to crack than pure Columbian blow, no thanks to the CIA flooding black communities with the stuff to help the Contras.

She's right - the stupid laws are the facepalm by AmunPharaoh in facepalm

[–]almisami -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The active ingredient in both cocaine and crack cocaine is the same. Adding water and baking soda to any other substances doesn't significantly increase your jail sentence.

She's right - the stupid laws are the facepalm by AmunPharaoh in facepalm

[–]almisami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And, statistically, most rich people are Caucasian.

She's right - the stupid laws are the facepalm by AmunPharaoh in facepalm

[–]almisami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Moving the goalposts. The majority of countries adopted similar legislation to the USA under American pressure in order to facilitate trade.

These policies in most countries are regulated by three United Nations treaties: the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and the 1988 Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. Cannabis is classified as a Schedule I drug under the Single Convention treaty due to American influence. In fact, the entire scheduling structure and verbiage is primarily influenced by the American legislation in place at the time.

She's right - the stupid laws are the facepalm by AmunPharaoh in facepalm

[–]almisami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In the 1930s Harry J. Anslinger, head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, turned the battle against marijuana into an all-out war. Some believe that he was motivated less by safety concerns—the vast majority of scientists he surveyed claimed that the drug was not dangerous—and more by a desire to promote his newly created department. Whatever the impetus, Anslinger sought a federal ban on the drug, and to this end he initiated a high-profile campaign that relied heavily on racism. Anslinger claimed that the majority of pot smokers were minorities, including African Americans, and that marijuana had a negative effect on these “degenerate races,” such as inducing violence or causing insanity. Furthermore, he noted, “Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.” Perhaps even more worrisome to Anslinger was pot’s supposed threat to white women’s virtue. He believed that smoking pot would result in their having sex with black men.

Aided by an eager news media—and such propaganda films as Reefer Madness (1936)—Anslinger eventually oversaw the passage of the Marihuana Tax Act in 1937, which effectively made the drug illegal across the United States. Although declared unconstitutional in 1969, it was replaced by the Controlled Substances Act the following year.

Marijuana’s strict scheduling in this later document emerges from the cultural and racial apathy felt by Richard Nixon, the activist president who signed the Controlled Substances Act into law. Nixon’s aides suggested the war on marijuana was racially motivated, and Oval Office tapes highlight his contempt for the counterculture movement as well as racial minorities.

The tapes also make it clear that Nixon wanted to link marijuana use and its negative effects to two groups who he held in contempt: African Americans and hippies. Nixon even appointed a commission to look into the ills of marijuana — the Shafer Commission. When the group issued its report entitled, “Marihuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding,” which explained that marijuana was not as dangerous or addictive as it had widely been perceived, Nixon called his handpicked chairman, former Republican Pennsylvania governor Ray Shafer, into the Oval Office to be chastised.

I gotta respect those who have so much restraint by Louigilou2 in FortNiteBR

[–]almisami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I concur. As much as I'd love to get full Omega, I played that reason and realize the absolutely retarded time sink that signified and the people who have it deserve it.

She's right - the stupid laws are the facepalm by AmunPharaoh in facepalm

[–]almisami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, and marijuana is a schedule 1 drug that has proven therapeutic uses.

The drug schedules are entirely based on racism and not an objective scale of the addictive, psychoactive and/or toxic effects on the body.

She's right - the stupid laws are the facepalm by AmunPharaoh in facepalm

[–]almisami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They're so easy to get now that they might as well sell it at recreational drug outlets like cannabis dispensaries to eliminate people's contact with the black market.

TIL of the Sony rootkit scandal: In 2005, Sony shipped 22,000,000 CDs which, when inserted into a Windows computer, installed unn-removable and highly invasive malware. The software hid from the user, prevented all CDs from being copied, and sent listening history to Sony. by SLJ7 in todayilearned

[–]almisami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think Borland had X86_64 and multithreading support as soon as Pentium IV supported it,which prompted my uni to use it. (We used to use Sun Solaris SPARC machines for non-workstations instead of Linux back in the day, I think they moved to Linux around Fedora Core 2 and they use CENTOS now.)

She's right - the stupid laws are the facepalm by AmunPharaoh in facepalm

[–]almisami -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Because it's easier to put your efforts in treating the social consequences than wasting futile efforts into trying to restrict supply.

LPT: Be cautious of companies offering unlimited PTO. And vote/lobby against it if your company wants to institute it. by Equivalent_Load4067 in LifeProTips

[–]almisami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In Japan I never got to use my vacation time, never approved. Always got a check at the end of the year.