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Tennessee man wrongly jailed for 31 years finally becomes a millionaire by ProbablyMisinformed in news

[–]omni_wisdumb 3859 points3860 points  (0 children)

I personally think no amount of money can replace having even 10 years of your life, let alone your youth, taken from you.


[a] Everyone saying they'd gladly due it is saying it as if you're going away to camp instead of state prison where there's high probability of getting raped or beat up regularly.

[b] Y'all take your lives for granted. In this dudes case, he practically spent ~70% of his adult life in prison. It's sad that Y'all think some cool houses and toys is worth giving up ~15% of your life (~20% of your adult life).

[c] People saying they'd so it for their family, I assure you you're SOs and children would rather have you around an extra 10 years than have cool shit.

Edit 2

[d] It's comical how many of you are comparing your lives in a shitty/boring job to being in a MAX Security state prison. Y'all are probably the type of people who have never been in a fight before and lock your car doors when you seem someone slightly intimating walk by at night.

(e) People talking about flying around the world with their new rich status forget that felons can't leave the country bc they can't get passports.

(f) If you're young you've missed your chance to find a real relationship, and if you're older you've probably ruined the relationship you did have with your family.

YouTube bans gun sale, tutorial videos: report by ProbablyMisinformed in news

[–]fartwiffle 119 points120 points  (0 children)

The new bill to amend Section 230 is being passed under the guise of ending online child sex trafficking. At least that's what the politicians tell us, and that's how they've named the bills.

Here's the EFF's page on Section 230.

Here's an analysis by the EFF about why the new bill basically destroys the internet as we know it.

Here's the bill that already passed the House: H.R.1865 - Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017

Here's a GovTrack page for the House bill.

Here's the bill that's been introduced into the Senate and will get amended to have all the worst parts of the Senate version and the House version: S.1693 - Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017

Here's the GovTrack page for the Senate bill.

As you can see, the bills are named such that almost no Senator or Rep will vote against them.

The Senate bill is supposedly going to the Senate floor on Wednesday the 28th (hopefully it wasn't today). If you feel strongly about the future of the Internet and don't like what Reddit admins did today then I strongly suggest you pick up the phone and CALL YOUR SENATORS (202) 224-3121 This is the number for the US Senate Switchboard. Follow the prompts and politely ask your Senator's aide to tell your Senator that you are against S.1693 because it will likely destroy free speech on the Internet.

Also, if you look at the GovTrack link for the House bill and the list of co-sponsors for the Senate bill you'll notice that this is very bipartisan.

Edit: Shit. The vote was today. Passed the Senate 98-2 and is on it's way to Trump's desk. EFF Article from today :(

Attorney General tells prosecutors to seek death penalty in drug cases by DownstreamColor in news

[–]JoeyHollywood 21.8k points21.8k points  (0 children)

Okay. Pharmaceutical manufacturers started flooding markets with opioids creating an addiction epidemic and leading to thousands of overdoses. Let’s start there.

edit Thanks for the gold kind stranger!!

Attorney General tells prosecutors to seek death penalty in drug cases by DownstreamColor in news

[–]MaskedDropBear 87 points88 points  (0 children)

This is becoming more and more just an easy go to scapegoat instead of the reality. Realistically we have a lot of people who have zero respect for addicts and are firmly entrenched in their beliefs of "keep them out of my life" regardless of social cost on any side so long as the drug user can be vacated from their lives. We have a lot of people who dont understand that real rehabilitation and most current forms of rehab are completely opposite concepts, they see zero reason to throw money at better rehabilitation efforts because what currently exists is mostly ineffective. We also have a large amount of people who simply believe punishment must be punishing, that anything less than prison rape and a hosing down by the guards is a waste of taxpayer money, we have a wierd "justice" complex where many of us obsess over needing a place those we call "wicked" are tormented instead of rehabilitated, a lack of caring that they return to society productive so long as they had their pound of flesh stolen from them.

Reefer madness and generations of elderly likely were a problem in the drug wars perpetuation, but we need to be realistic, we have a lot of our normal population who have an obsession with punishment and a necessity of braying for blood. We have a lot less forgiveness than we claim as a society and i think we have more than just waiting for some elderly to croak before this stops being uphill, our obsession with tit for tat is killing us.

Authorities: Bombing suspect was Pflugerville resident Mark A. Conditt by inveterateasshole in news

[–]ZileanUltedJesus 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Ahh Pflugerville. I guess he got caught between a rock and a weird place.

Edit: Thanks for the gold!

Attorney General tells prosecutors to seek death penalty in drug cases by DownstreamColor in news

[–]samlthecamel 12.8k points12.8k points  (0 children)

Maybe I'm confused, but aren't there a hell of a lot more people getting hooked on opioids via doctors and drug companies than there are people buying it off the street? Yeah, I get that once people are hooked and they no longer have a legal outlet to get pills they may turn to illegal forms, but still, that's after the fact.

Authorities: Bombing suspect was Pflugerville resident Mark A. Conditt by inveterateasshole in news

[–]fakeandfriends 636 points637 points  (0 children)

Spoiler: His blog is full of Christian white supremacist "far-right" rantings

(His blog was the top comment in this thread but was removed. I'm not going to put the link here but I'm sure it's elsewhere in this thread.)

Not an accusation to OP, but it's pretty rich that redditors who were trying so hard to compare this guy to a black terrorist in DC are now (with the discovery that he's a conservative white male) all over r/news with: let's not care about who he is just the victims! let's not care about this guy's motivations!

(And now they're coming after me. As I've unfortunately had to say before, I actually care enough about my country to post this stuff. I'm not paid in Hillary Soros Clinton Obama Benghazi pizza. I'm sorry I'm using an account that doesn't have my personal name and personal Reddit history but it looks like a lot of the accounts below trying to discredit my facts with sources aren't either)

People are joking about where he got radicalized, but it's no joke.

Far-right groups are responsible for 12 times as many fatalities, 36 times as many injuries as far-left groups


Parkland school shooting suspect had swastikas on ammunition magazines


A teen is charged with killing his girlfriend’s parents. They had worried he was a neo-Nazi.


Inside Atomwaffen As It Celebrates a Member for Allegedly Killing a Gay Jewish College Student


Video: https://twitter.com/ProPublica/status/967414070499356674

Steve Bannon bragging about getting what he calls "rootless white males" "radicalized":

the power of what he called “rootless white males” who spend all their time online. And five years later when Bannon wound up at Breitbart, he resolved to try and attract those people over to Breitbart because he thought they could be radicalized in a kind of populist, nationalist way. And the way that Bannon did that, the bridge between the angry abusive gamers and Breitbart and Pepe was Milo Yiannopoulous, who Bannon discovered and hired to be Breitbart’s tech editor.


"I realized Milo could connect with these kids right away," Bannon told Green. "You can activate that army. They come in through Gamergate or whatever and then get turned onto politics and Trump."


Texas serial bombing suspect 'dead' - US reports by Aprecium97 in news

[–]youareadildomadam 3218 points3219 points  (0 children)

The moment they had him timestamped on camera, they obviously accessed every phone account within a mile at that time.

2nd amendment advocates get a lot of unfair grief these days, but this is one of the worst times in history to disarm the population.

Texas serial bombing suspect 'dead' - US reports by Aprecium97 in news

[–]shortfox 3274 points3275 points  (0 children)

Breaking: Robbers pull off a daring $10 million heist, local man enjoys watching hamsters violate ham.

extra extra: voyuer showers pervert with gold for ham fisted comment.

Stay safe Austin!

Texas serial bombing suspect 'dead' - US reports by Aprecium97 in news

[–]W00DERS0N 4023 points4024 points  (0 children)

Better sprinkle some crack on him, just to be sure.

Edit: Thankee kindly for the gold, stranger. And with this, a simple rip-off of a Chappelle show joke, I have my far and away most upvoted comment ever. I'll take it.

Texas serial bombing suspect 'dead' - US reports by Aprecium97 in news

[–]meeeeoooowy 357 points358 points  (0 children)

Ted got glimpse of the future, and what he saw was the note 7.

Zuckerberg has sold more Facebook stock in the last 3 months than any insider at any other company by HowAmIHere2000 in news

[–]MachReverb 128 points129 points  (0 children)

Trump tried to ban Parliament because he heard it was founded by George Clinton.

School Shooter stopped by armed security guard by Pizzaispepe in news

[–]King_of_the_pups -36 points-35 points  (0 children)

And most importantly, the shooter already had his gun pressed against the side of his own head, so the officer did not actually stop him from killing anyone, as he had already stopped.

Rollins rounding the corner, with a handgun pressed to his own head, Tichenor said.

They locked eyes. Rollins — whom Tichenor said he initially didn’t recognize — didn’t speak.

“I was face-to-face with him,” Tichenor, 18, said in an interview with The Baltimore Sun. “If he wanted to, he could’ve killed me.”

Tichenor said he pulled the door closed as the school resource officer rounded the corner and commanded Rollins to drop the gun.

“Put the gun down,” the officer said, according to Tichenor. “We know you don’t want to hurt anyone else.”

So the story is basically being twisted for political gain. It absolutely does not support the theory that its being used to support.

Family Members Tip Police to 15 Year Old with guns and bomb supplies in backpack, stopping Paw Paw High School Shooting by EvasiveJoker425 in news

[–]AQuantumEvent 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Doesn't seem like it was the first idea. Seems like it was the last idea. Physical and psychological abuse at the most vulnerable point in your entire life? Everyone has a breaking point, whether it's the point where they tell their boss to fuck off and quit despite not having another job, or they leave their abusive SO.

The problem with schools is that kids are forced to go there. You go to a place where you are tormented. The teachers that are supposed to protect you ignore the problem while paying lip service to anti-bullying. Zero tolerance policies practically ensure that if you retaliate, you are in just as much trouble. So he knuckles under. Puts up with it as the rage builds up and the frustration, loneliness, and depression. Eventually the consequences no longer matter to that person, and they decide that if they get in trouble for retaliation, it might as well be a permanent retaliation.

Is the kid responsible for his own actions? Absolutely. Can I understand how a person would reach such a desperate point? Yes. Do the people who cultivated this toxic atmosphere share the blame? They should, but they won't. They will not use this as an opportunity to reflect on what drove this kid so far, they will probably use it to justify the way they treated him. "I always knew he was a bad person, so my shitty treatment was totally justified."

There is plenty of blame to go around.

Polish priest wishes Pope early death over call for Catholics to take in Muslim refugees by syuk in news

[–]lorddimwit 591 points592 points  (0 children)

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in...

I mean...he didn't stutter.

Jesus answered, "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. By chance a certain priest was going down that way. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side. In the same way a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he travelled, came where he was. When he saw him, he was moved with compassion, came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. He set him on his own animal, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, and gave them to the host, and said to him, 'Take care of him. Whatever you spend beyond that, I will repay you when I return.' Now which of these three do you think seemed to be a neighbour to him who fell among the robbers?"

He said, "He who showed mercy on him."

Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."

Oh, the Samaritans? You mean a group of people considered to be a different religion and heretics by the ancient Hebrews were considered to be neighbors and righteous if they showed mercy and did right, regardless of their religious beliefs, and that we too are to show mercy on others without regard to what they believe?

Shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland, school confirms by DidSantiagoSendYou in news

[–]TheDrunkMexican 2812 points2813 points  (0 children)

It absolutely does. CNN keeps a running "high score list" and pops up the info-graphic making it look like a leader board whenever mass casualty events happen. It's sickening.

The media as a whole needs to stop round the clock coverage, stop immortalizing them by broadcasting their name and picture endlessly and dissecting their lives publicly. Let the shooter die in the shadows as an unnamed coward.

Shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland, school confirms by DidSantiagoSendYou in news

[–]WenieWaggler 5930 points5931 points  (0 children)

How can I make this about me?

Damn near everyone in this thread.

Shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland, school confirms by DidSantiagoSendYou in news

[–]Draculea 741 points742 points  (0 children)

96 Americans will die every day due to gang and domestic gun violence. School shootings are sad, but you know what would reduce the number of gun-deaths? It's not banning scary rifles, it's addressing illegal weapons in high population urban centers, addressing poverty and a lack of education in these places, providing opportunities for health and mental care.

Almost a hundred people per day, and we can't convince those politicians who control the inner cities to do anything about the violence there. When there's a shooting in some nice suburban school though, every soccer mom is all of a sudden infuriated and we need to ban scary guns.

Fucking hypocrites.