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General Comments / 12-year old non-violent criminals
« on: February 20, 2019, 05:10:24 PM »
AKA "black and brown children".

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/19/opinions/florida-pledge-arrest-what-about-the-teacher-jones/index.htmlSetting aside the opinion portion of this opinion piece, and taking the school's allegations at face value (though they are disputed by the student) what we have is a 12-year-old boy being arrested for using his words and being verbally disruptive - even verbally threatening.

What is not in dispute is that the boy acted according to school policy in not standing for the pledge, and that the teacher, against school policy, interfered with the student.  The student then, again, using words and not actions or violence, disagreed with the teacher; at which point the teacher had the student removed from class, leading to (eventually) the student being arrested by the police for allegedly making threats.

People will be people, and people will be stupid.  It happens.  But why is it seemingly a default position that a 12-year-old, being unfairly treated by an adult and in an escalating situation, but where there is no violence, why is the default position to arrest him?  Angry 12-year-olds say stupid,  impulsive things - it's part of being 12, angry and with a brain not fully equipped to filter itself in all situations. 

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General Comments / Comrade Trump and Russian insurgent hackers
« on: December 12, 2016, 06:18:00 PM »
I don't see this topic being discussed anywhere - does everybody here believe that Russia interfering in US elections, to the point of possibly affecting the outcome, is really not worthy of discussion?

And if not that, what about the president-elect getting into public, 140-character fisticuffs with the CIA in its official capacity of informing the incoming administration?

From the Washington Post: Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/obama-orders-review-of-russian-hacking-during-presidential-campaign/2016/12/09/31d6b300-be2a-11e6-94ac-3d324840106c_story.html?utm_term=.26488fc7bfd5

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http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/29/politics/obama-911-veto-congressional-concerns/index.html

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Just one day after these lawmakers led the first override of a veto during Obama's presidency they publicly called for making changes to the law. But even as they admitted they agreed with some of the White House's concerns, GOP leaders quickly blamed the President for "dropping the ball" for failing to engage with Congress on the legislation before it passed.
You can't make this stuff up.  Pure comedy gold...

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General Comments / Wells Fargo ~5300 member class action upcoming?
« on: September 21, 2016, 03:06:35 PM »
http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/21/investing/wells-fargo-fired-workers-retaliation-fake-accounts/index.html

So, Wells Fargo fires 5300 "low level"employees for the whole fake accounts/fake charges sales scam - but then, it looks like at least some of those employees who actually did refuse to go along to get along, and who did report the illegal/unethical practices they were being directed to undertake, were fired for reporting the abuse (or so they claim).

I don't see WF CEO John Stumph surviving the month at the company...

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