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2 hours ago, Zooluus said:

Police shoot 13-year-old boy with autism several times after mother calls for help

"But you won't get killed by the police if you just obey their orders."

Apparently that's true even if you're a 13 year old autistic kid, there's a good chance the gun comes out no matter what the scenario is.

Why are those popos so fucking stupid

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Devil’s advocate, but who on earth calls 911 for their autistic child throwing a tantrum?

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3 hours ago, rhmilo said:

Devil’s advocate, but who on earth calls 911 for their autistic child throwing a tantrum?

Reading between the lines: a single mother without a sufficient support system who was about to leave for her first workday since years. (repeat: without support system for her son)

And the question also is how severe case of autism we're talking about. Some people need care 24/7. And some people consider themselves casually autistic because they feel socially awkward. Meanwhile the psychiatrists consider it a spectrum. (I think they don't know what they're talking about. Sorry guys. Very low confidence in the science psychiatrists practice. To me they're a bunch of medieval alchemists of the brain. To put it bluntly.)

But I agree. Lots of WTF's in this story. There should have been a support system for her son. And those cops are most likely a bunch of losers. 

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I've made a short list of stuff the police should do to the public:

Protect and serve

I've also made a short list of things the police shouldn't do the public:

Harm and harass

Please pass this on to the US police system, love from Norway.

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Shit out West is getting crazy, my friend in SF sent me pics and it’s blood red outside at 12pm, almost zero visibility.  You can see these fires clearly from space.

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Entire state of oregon under air quality advisory. According to website that tracks air quality sensors portland and Eugene have the worst air quality in the world because of the smoke from fires.

In oregon There’s around 500,000 people under evacuation warnings of some kind and around 50,000 people have had to leave their homes.

Most of these places haven’t experienced anything like this before. People have lived their whole lives in these towns and not seen anything like this.

California is apparently worse.

It might rain here a bit next week. The smoke will be with us a while though.

Should add that close to a million acres have burned in oregon in the last three days. That’s a lot. Typically an average year fire season is 500,000 acres burned for the entire season.


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More bullshit Trump can be blamed for, with all of his slashing of environmental protections over the last 3 to 4 years



More importantly though, all of you along the Pacific coastline stay safe.

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The beginning of life in this country is frightening and uncertain. Care of expectant mothers is wildly uneven and grossly inadequate. Black women often die in childbirth, and so do their babies. The mortality rate of babies borne by African-American women is higher than in seventy other countries. America as a whole does worse than forty countries in infant mortality. Young adulthood has lost its charm. Unless something changes, millennials will live shorter lives while spending more money on health care than Gen-X parents or boomer grandparents. The prime of life is not what it once was. Middle-aged white men are committing suicide and drugging themselves to death in astonishing numbers. Middle-aged white women in the South are dying before their time.

Our system of commercial medicine, dominated by private insurance, regional groups of private hospitals, and other powerful interests, looks more and more like a numbers racket. We would like to think we have health care that incidentally involves some wealth transfer; what we actually have is wealth transfer that incidentally involves some health care. If birth is not safe, and is less safe for some than for others, then something is wrong. If more money is extracted from young adults for health care, but they are less well than older generations, something is wrong. If the people who used to believe in the country are killing themselves, something is wrong. The purpose of medicine is not to squeeze maximum profits from sick bodies during short lives but to enable health and freedom during long ones.

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Our malady makes pollution deaths, opioid deaths, prison deaths, suicides, newborn deaths, and now mass graves for the elderly all too familiar. Our malady goes deeper than any statistic, deeper even than a pandemic. There are reasons why we are living shorter, unhappier lives. There are reasons why a president thinks he can keep Americans ignorant during a pandemic and exploit our confusion and pain. Our malady leaves us isolated, uncertain where to turn when we hurt.

America is supposed to be about freedom, but illness and fear render us less free. To be free is to become ourselves, to move through the world following our values and desires. Each of us has a right to pursue happiness and to leave a trace. Freedom is impossible when we are too ill to conceive of happiness and too weak to pursue it. It is unattainable when we lack the knowledge we need to make meaningful choices, especially about health.

What Ails America (Timothy Snyder, NYRB)

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armed patriotic proud boys are now establishing check-points in oregon looking for ANTIFA terrorists. these guys are trained to identify who is ANTIFA and who is not, and have sworn themselves to carry out the necessary justice they deem fit on the offenders. 

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1 hour ago, Nebraska said:

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armed patriotic proud boys are now establishing check-points in oregon looking for ANTIFA terrorists. these guys are trained to identify who is ANTIFA and who is not, and have sworn themselves to carry out the necessary justice they deem fit on the offenders. 

the cops have told all these idiots to go home. reminding them it's illegal to stop any vehicle at gun point. also, the national guard was brought in to fight fires and also run check points at neighborhoods to prevent people from going in before it safe.. and to prevent people from looting etc. 

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8 minutes ago, ignatius said:

the cops have told all these idiots to go home. reminding them it's illegal to stop any vehicle at gun point. also, the national guard was brought in to fight fires and also run check points at neighborhoods to prevent people from going in before it safe.. and to prevent people from looting etc. 

maybe it's time to indoctrinate the cops, and the national guard into the brotherhood

 

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4 hours ago, Nebraska said:

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armed patriotic proud boys are now establishing check-points in oregon looking for ANTIFA terrorists. these guys are trained to identify who is ANTIFA and who is not, and have sworn themselves to carry out the necessary justice they deem fit on the offenders. 

Well if you only have hammers, all problems seem to be nails, right? Gotta put all those assault rifles to use somehow.

We also got militia boys with guns in our country. They want to patrol borders catching illegal immigrants. But the legislative branch doesn't know what to do with them as there are no laws to handle such situations. The times we live in...

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7 hours ago, ignatius said:

the cops have told all these idiots to go home. reminding them it's illegal to stop any vehicle at gun point. also, the national guard was brought in to fight fires and also run check points at neighborhoods to prevent people from going in before it safe.. and to prevent people from looting etc. 

I don't get why the cops don't just arrest these gu-...oh, wait.

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