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  • The story I've heard is "What does a 'good cop' get for sticking their neck out for what is right?" "Fired."

    I agree with your sentiment though. I don't know how to fix it, but we need an overhaul of the system.

  • 14 Christians go on trial in Australia after "faith-healing" death of 8-year-old girl
  • I'd imagine that all their lives, they've been told stuff like 'If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can move mountains' and also 'God is all-powerful and all-loving'.

    They have faith. They trust that God will heal. From everything they've been told about the religion, praying a disease away is a piece of cake. Jesus did it with leprosy, so why shouldn't they be able to do it to? Giving her insulin would have shown doubt, and they can't have that when they're desperately trying to prove their faith. Plus, it's not like an all-powerful and all-loving god would let an innocent girl DIE because of that, right? But even if he did, then that's all part of his master plan.

    They already have a thought-terminating cliche for every red flag their brain raises. It's truly awful what happened and that people would sooner lose a child over losing their religion.

    Edit: Just got back from the article and a few followups. Nevermind! This was a fucking cult. >The Saints—a tight-knit group that only has 23 members in total, spread over three families.

  • The worst pick-up line I've ever gotten
  • Sort of, but she gave most people realistic names, it's only with people further outside the central narrative that gets weird, and it goes further than just the name. I referred to my made-up character as 'European' and used common Spanish and Italian last names, which would be weird, but fine by itself. However, imagine if they were the ONLY white character in the entire book, and JK only wrote about how "Lombardi loved pasta and naps" as their main characteristics.

    Cho Chang is a popular and smart girl who struggles with always listening to her parents, but suddenly becomes dumb around Harry because "she can't focus around him". She's basically just a ManicPixieDreamGirl for Harry to have emotions about.

    So, it's not just about the name, it's how the character is treated overall, and the way she's treated is as a generic Asian romantic interest stereotype with a made-up name.

  • The worst pick-up line I've ever gotten
  • Shacklebolt = Shackled and bolted down = Enslaved

    Not a great name for basically the only black person in the books.

    Cho Chang = Both are Chinese or Korean LAST names. 'Cho' isn't a first name in any Asian language, so she's mixing and matching languages and cultures. She also only describes her as 'Asian' in the books, furthering how little effort was put in.

    It's like saying 'Lombardi Fernandez' is a European name. Ignorant on multiple accounts.

  • Domestication [Sarah Anderson]
  • You know those species of birds that will lay their eggs in the nests of other species of birds so that someone else will raise them and take care of them?

    That's what cats did, but they domesticated us. All those people who "couldn't say 'no' to that little face :3" have been domesticated.. myself included.

  • How many goddamn wars over this do we need
  • you never know when someone cries “wolf” if it is the real deal unless you look.

    Do you seriously not remember the point of that story? It's that people will stop believing you if you continually cry wolf, regardless if there is a wolf or not. That's a cautionary tale for the kid/liar, not for the town to ALWAYS check if there is a wolf or not.

    Teen Vogue has an incentive to be sensationalist. They failed as a beauty magazine around 2015, so they pivoted online to these kinds of articles, but they're still a sensationalist magazine. The article itself still has anti-semitic undertones while arguing against American Nazis. Want to know which noun the article uses to follow 'Jewish' the most often? 'Gangster' - 10 times 'Mobster' - Twice But also, 'Organized crime', 'mobs', 'underworld', 'radicals', and 'gangs'. - Each used once.

    That's not a glowing review of impartiality. They might get some facts correct, but the damage they cause along the way isn't worth it. If you want to use their articles as a jumping-off-point, that's fine, but don't use them directly - use their links and sources instead.

  • Controversial Thesis
  • You can just say you're mad because you didn't have a chance in hell to get an athletic scholarship, it's OK. I didn't either, but everyone deserves higher education. It's not like there's less education to go around because athletes got academic scholarships. You can still be happy that more people are getting educations while still disagreeing with having collegiate sports franchises.