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Woman dies after being hit by police truck on S.C. beach
  • A similar thing happened here in Seattle. A police officer, who had been fired from another department for reckless driving, decided it would be a good idea to go over 70 mph downtown without his siren on to get to a scene (an OD). Kevin Dave hit a 26 year old woman crossing the street and killed her. The police oversight board recommended he be fired. SPD and the union disagreed and gave him no punishment. Hell, they even joked about it. The city attorney fined him $5000 which he is delinquent on.

  • Argentina inflation slows to 4.2% m/m in May
  • 4.4% month over month is about 68% year over year if it stays that way which is still significantly better. The president is a piece of shit but he is indeed getting inflation under control. Unfortunately poverty and unemployment are definitely going to shoot up and I don't foresee Milei giving a shit and trying to ease peoples' burdens. I wish every president arrive Kirchner hadn't done their damnedest to hide the real inflation rate. The central bank has not given any real numbers for well over a decade.

  • Pro-Trump influencers fire up fears of migrant 'invasion' ahead of U.S. election
  • Let's not pretend that most politicians go into Congress out of the goodness of their hearts. And let's not be naive enough to think that rich people are immune from wanting more money which being a Congress person tends to help with.

    So yes, ignoring the requests of a vindictive presidential candidate means a Congress person stands a good chance of losing their seat which means less money for them.

  • Arizona man planned a mass shooting targeting African Americans at an Atlanta concert to incite a race war, feds say
  • Prieto was a vendor at gun shows in Prescott and would trade firearms from his personal collection, using only cash deals or trades to evade the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the affidavit says, adding that this was corroborated through monitoring with the help of the source.

    Maybe we should actually regulate gun shows...

  • Audit finds Minnesota agency's lax oversight fostered theft of $250M from federal food aid program
  • The balance is to find fraud where it is worth it to. Going after Brett Favre may cost $100k but that could bring in $1 million. Meanwhile going after hundreds of poor people may bring in only $100k but cost $1 million. Not going after people like Favre means richer people will commit big fraud. Also, tackling a few cases of big fraud that is going to get a lot of publicity is going to be much more effective at preventing future fraud than going after 100s of people committing small amounts of fraud that nobody will hear about. An example of this is the IRS. Despite the bottom 50% of earners having almost zero chance of being audited, they still by and large pay the taxes they owe. That is because they hear about large cases of tax fraud being prosecuted (even though rates of that that are absurdly low).

    So you are correct in that the rate of going after fraud for poorer people should not be zero but unless they are taking many thousands of dollars, it simply is not worth it to dig deeper into. And honestly I care very little about someone making $20k getting an extra $1000 that they should not have. That person could actually use that. Brett Favre's fraud was 900x worse than that and his life would not be changed at all without that money.

  • Pro-Trump influencers fire up fears of migrant 'invasion' ahead of U.S. election
  • That sounds like a failure of Democratic messaging which is unfortunately not uncommon. Every Democrat should be pointing out that Republicans killed an immigration bill that implemented what they wanted all because Trump asked them to. Immigration is one of the top issues for most voters (no idea why). I really wish Democrats didn't suck so bad at marketing.

    One other thing I often see that Democrats suck at talking about is inflation. Most of it has been from price gouging and Biden floated the idea of a windfall tax which was completely rejected by Republicans. Now companies are lowering their prices because people are not as willing to accept the supply chain and wage increase bullshit.

  • Pro-Trump influencers fire up fears of migrant 'invasion' ahead of U.S. election
  • Trump, at the very least, told leaders to quash the bill so Biden did not get a win. The bill was basically everything Republicans were asking for.

    Not that I think it was a good bill nor do I agree with Biden's EO on immigration. But it's kind of hard for Republicans to complain when they reject implementing what they want.

  • Retired firefighter and veteran comes out as gay — in his obituary
  • Oh dear. She's a smut novelist. Well hopefully you are supportive and add her books to your library. 😄

    I would absolutely cringe if my mom brought that up but I think that is largely because that is not something my parents really ever talked about. My wife had the opposite experience where she and her mother were fine talking about it growing up.

  • Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas out of Olympics after losing legal battle
  • Of it was simply numbers, there would have been a trans gold medalist by now. Trans people make up 1-3% of the population. Over the span of 20 years and hundreds of competitions each year, surely a group that supposedly physically dominates the gender group they are in would at least have gotten one gold medal.

  • www.phonearena.com T-Mobile tries to convince customer to drop price hike-related FCC complaint, fails spectacularly

    At least one customer unhappy with T-Mobile's recent price hikes has taken his frustration to the FCC, and despite the carrier's "respectful request", said customer seems to have no intention to "close" their complaint.

    T-Mobile tries to convince customer to drop price hike-related FCC complaint, fails spectacularly
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    arstechnica.com Tesla chair says Elon Musk needs $46 billion pay plan to stay motivated

    Musk could devote less time to Tesla if pay isn't re-approved, shareholders hear.

    Tesla chair says Elon Musk needs $46 billion pay plan to stay motivated
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    apnews.com It's so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees

    It’s so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees. At least 83 of the midsize primates, who are known for their roaring vocal calls, have been found dead in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco.

    It's so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees
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    apnews.com It's so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees

    It’s so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees. At least 83 of the midsize primates, who are known for their roaring vocal calls, have been found dead in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco.

    It's so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees
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    www.nbcnews.com Supreme Court won't hear Maryland school district gender identity case

    Lawsuits have been filed in various U.S. jurisdictions challenging policies that seek to respect requests by transgender students to not “out” them to their parents.

    Supreme Court won't hear Maryland school district gender identity case
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    Orange Charger thinks a $750 outlet will solve EV charging for apartment dwellers

    techcrunch.com Orange Charger thinks a $750 outlet will solve EV charging for apartment dwellers | TechCrunch

    Charging has long been the Achilles’ heel of electric vehicles. One startup thinks it has a better way for apartment dwelling EV drivers to charge overnight.

    Orange Charger thinks a $750 outlet will solve EV charging for apartment dwellers | TechCrunch
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    qz.com Google accidentally deleted a $125 billion pension fund's account

    About half a million customers of the Australian fund UniSuper were locked out of their accounts for a week

    Google accidentally deleted a $125 billion pension fund's account
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    www.ndtv.com Video of Chinese Manager Beating African Workers Sparks Racism Debate

    This is not the first time that such incidents have been reported. In April last year, news agency ANI carried a report that highlighted the ill treatment of African workers by Chinese project managers.

    Video of Chinese Manager Beating African Workers Sparks Racism Debate
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    Ex-Bothell council member arrested for investigation of killing woman

    www.bothell-reporter.com Ex-Bothell council member arrested for investigation of killing woman | Bothell-Kenmore Reporter

    James McNeal, 58, served eight years on the Bothell City Council. On Tuesday, he was arrested for investigation of murdering a 20-year-old woman.

    Ex-Bothell council member arrested for investigation of killing woman | Bothell-Kenmore Reporter
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    apnews.com Arizona's Democratic leaders get enough votes to repeal 19th century abortion ban

    Democrats at the Arizona Legislature are expected to make a final push to repeal the state’s long-dormant ban on nearly all abortions that a court said can be enforced.

    Arizona's Democratic leaders get enough votes to repeal 19th century abortion ban
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    arstechnica.com Here’s your chance to own a decommissioned US government supercomputer

    145,152-core Cheyenne supercomputer was 20th most powerful in the world in 2016.

    Here’s your chance to own a decommissioned US government supercomputer
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    apnews.com Zebras get loose near highway exit, gallop into Washington community before most are corralled

    It was an unusual wildlife sighting Sunday when four zebras escaped from their trailer and galloped into a Washington neighborhood.

    Zebras get loose near highway exit, gallop into Washington community before most are corralled
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    apnews.com 3 law officers killed, 5 others wounded trying to serve warrant in North Carolina, authorities say

    Numerous law enforcement officers have been struck by gunfire, according to police in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    3 law officers killed, 5 others wounded trying to serve warrant in North Carolina, authorities say
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