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They made her hot not scary...
  • She’s a child too, right? Like 12 or something?

  • Thomas Matthew Crooks: The registered Republican and gun lover who shot Trump
  • Yeah this seems obvious to me. “Can we swab your cheek to confirm if this is your son?” What parent wouldn’t want to know if their kid was dead or alive?

  • Medieval hardships
  • I spent the next three years in a POW camp, forced to subsist on a thin stew made of fish, vegetables, prawns, coconut milk, and four kinds of rice. I came close to madness trying to find it here in the States, but they just can't get the spices right.

  • The left-wing French coalition hoping to introduce 90% tax on rich
  • Student loans are tax deductible (in the US at least). So if a large portion of your salary is paying off loans you don’t get taxed on that portion at all.

  • How I explain my job
  • Also a process engineer. Real answer is “I develop procedures for cleaning contamination critical hardware”. My flippant answer is “I tell other people how to do their jobs”.

  • The conspirators who assassinated Abraham Lincoln being prepared for execution, Washington DC, USA, 1865
  • Yeah, I think with dictators, cartel heads, and similarly “well connected” murderous figureheads the death penalty makes more sense. The line gets fuzzier when you get down to the level of like a cult leader - someone who maybe has connections but their power is probably insufficient to make escape likely.

  • The conspirators who assassinated Abraham Lincoln being prepared for execution, Washington DC, USA, 1865
  • Yeah, there’s an “after” photo on wikipedia. The whole front of the platform hinges down. Honestly seems pretty unsafe, I would have complained to OSHA.

  • The conspirators who assassinated Abraham Lincoln being prepared for execution, Washington DC, USA, 1865
  • Good point! I think my biggest issue with this particular death penalty conviction was that it was through a military tribunal instead of civilian criminal court, and the defendants had inadequate legal representation. Even by the standards of the time period it was unjust.

  • The conspirators who assassinated Abraham Lincoln being prepared for execution, Washington DC, USA, 1865
  • Yes, lifelong incarceration is better. I’m sure there are cases where incarceration is less humane, but I’d argue that’s an issue with how we do incarceration and the death penalty isn’t the solution. Incarceration is certainly better for the moral and psychological well-being of the people carrying out the sentence. It’s better financially. It leaves open the possibility of correcting erroneous convictions. It leaves open the possibility of change, learning, redemption, and healing.

  • You're not allowed to be lazy on your vacation
  • City vacations: restaurant hunting

    Nature vacations: grueling 6am deathmarch #87

    Beach vacations: binge drinking and washing sand out of things

  • This is such a cool fact
  • Where is the line between “on Earth” and not? If you’re orbiting the planet does that still count? Do you have to be below a certain altitude? Certainly flying in an airplane isn’t enough to qualify as having left Earth. Is it leaving the earth’s atmosphere? Is that even something with a precise enough definition?

    I guess what I’m saying is we should exile Elon to Mars and then start the timer.

  • Is anyone else highly concerned with the SCOTUS ruling that the POTUS is immune from criminal liability?
  • That’s not how immunity works. It’s not a defense at trial. It’s presumptive, and prevents you from even filing charges. If you look at my screenshot above, their stated intent is to protect the president from having to go through trials.

  • Is anyone else highly concerned with the SCOTUS ruling that the POTUS is immune from criminal liability?
  • What trial court? He’s immune from prosecution.

    Look, I recommend reading the decision, especially the first few pages, instead of basing your opinions on what you think makes sense. I’m done trying to convince you about what’s in the document, it’s there for you to read if you actually care and aren’t just arguing in bad faith.

  • Is anyone else highly concerned with the SCOTUS ruling that the POTUS is immune from criminal liability?
  • So how do they prosecute then? If the president commits a crime, let’s say he accepts a bribe for a pardon, you aren’t allowed to bring a prosecution unless a court deems the act unofficial. And the court isn’t permitted to find that the act was unofficial because the bribery is merely an allegation and hasn’t been proved. And you can’t prove the allegation because you can’t prosecute a president for official acts.

  • Anon's coworker is a flat-earther
  • There’s always an implied “them” hiding the conspiracy as well. It’s just a couple of short steps from flat earth to “jews will not replace us”.

  • Is anyone else highly concerned with the SCOTUS ruling that the POTUS is immune from criminal liability?
  • It’s all over the Syllabus section, but here’s a specific quote:

  • Is anyone else highly concerned with the SCOTUS ruling that the POTUS is immune from criminal liability?
  • Unfortunately I think you’re missing something here. The court ruled that the president has immunity. Like the kind of immunity diplomats get in foreign countries that enables them to run over people in their cars. Immunity as a concept only makes sense if the action performed is actually illegal. Nobody can be prosecuted for legal actions. The president is now unprosecutable for both legal AND illegal actions.

    It’s a nonsensical and horrifying ruling. The fact that the president would be violating his oath of office doesn’t cancel out the immunity, it just makes the crime that much more disgusting, and the impossibility of justice that much more galling.

  • Since America is bringing back kings what other kind of stuff is on your medieval wishlist?
  • Coinciding (by happenstance no doubt) with the fall of monarchies.

  • Suggestion to make comments more compact

    The new buttons for commenting and voting take up a whole bunch of space at the bottom of each comment. I think it would be more compact and readable if those buttons move up to the top of the comment.

    The comment button could move right next to the three dot menu (or comment could become an option in the three dot menu).

    The vote buttons could be combined with the vote counters already displayed (i.e. click the upvote arrow or upvote count to upvote the comment).

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    I feel sorry for men who have to wear pants

    I can wear a dress to work and nobody criticizes me. I’d be really sad if I had to wear pants all the time, they’re just not as comfortable. Let’s normalize pretty dresses for dudes!

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    My bird viewing a birb meme

    I framed my favorite birb art from the internet, here’s a photo of my little buddy checking it out. He looks rather unimpressed.

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