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Moderator of r/funny, speaking officially1 point · 1 day ago

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Original Poster1 point · 1 day ago

Sigh sorry

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Moderator of r/funny, speaking officially1 point · 1 day ago

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Point of clarification: No, she didn't lose the coin toss. She won the coin toss, but the arresting officers didn't follow their own rules and arrested her anyway.

Seems to me that the problem we have here (and many many other places) is that cops feel they're above the law. It's high time they get held to even harsher standards than the rest of us.

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21 points · 2 days ago

Seems to me that the problem we have here (and many many other places) is that cops feel they're above the law.

Seems to me that the problem we have is that police are above the law. They routinely get away crimes including murder with little more than a paid vacation and a slap on the wrist. It seems the only reason the police in this article were put on leave at all was because of media pressure

This traffic stop happened in early April, but Roswell didn't put officers Brown and Wilson on administrative leave before 11Alive started asking questions two months later

Until we see police held accountable and tried and convicted for their crimes with penalties at least as harsh as someone not entrusted with a law enforcement position would receive police will continue to act however they want.

In the case of fast food workers at these large generic chain stores the issue is moot; most of the jobs will be automated over the coming years.

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3 points · 3 days ago

Automation will eventually replace many workers regardless of how much or how little they make an hour, but a certain amount of staff will always be needed and they'll still deserve fair compensation. Keeping corporations in check and accountable is now, and will continue to be, worthwhile.

Flippy the Robot is already in California. The tech is being optimized and advanced. Don't forget about Amazon Go. The new convenience style store doesn't require any cashiers or staff at all. It is entirely automated using AI like China's similar tech.

The age of the retail employee is ending. Delivery drivers will replace some of them. The rest may have a problem.

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1 point · 2 days ago

We'll always have old people who can't figure out how to use a kiosk, illiterate people (a 2003 study shows 1 in 7 US adults can't read), and people with disabilities who need assistance. Amazon Go has made some solid strides but their model can't work everywhere. The requirement that every customer have a working smart phone is enough to disqualify it from being used everywhere. Roughly one third of Americans don't have a smart phone of any kind.

I don't doubt we'll see a massive reduction in the amount of necessary staff in fast food and retail over the next two decades but as long as employees are needed in any capacity those employees they shouldn't be exploited.

For profit prisons are actually a minority...The real killer are for profit probation companies, I know of people who were on probation for over a DECADE (no lie) for public intox because he couldn't afford to pay (not that he couldn't pay... but everytime he had to extend his fees, he was forced to pay late fees)....eventually he got arrested again, and just served a week in jail to end his probation after OVER A DECADE (I'm literally not lying). Our judicial system would make Orwell lose sleep.

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2 points · 2 days ago

Even the public prisons are run for profit. They just get their money in other ways like charging $1 a minute for phone calls. Prison commissary prices can be jacked up so high prisons in Texas take in 95 million a year from them. Prisoners can be forced to pay for basic hygiene products, even things like tampons. Prison labor is a billion dollar industry and private companies happily pay to employ slaves (the Thirteenth Amendment outlaws slavery except for convicted prisoners). Prisons that aren't privately run are all about making money too.

Moderator of r/funny, speaking officially2 points · 3 days ago

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Moderator of r/funny, speaking officially1 point · 3 days ago

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Reported. Rule 6.

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Moderator of r/funny, speaking officially2 points · 3 days ago

Thanks for the heads up :)

Moderator of r/funny, speaking officially1 point · 3 days ago

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Original Poster0 points · 3 days ago

I don’t believe this was deserved

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Moderator of r/funny, speaking officially1 point · 3 days ago

You may have missed this post telling you read our rules, because around 6 hours and several posts later you posted this. This is a big subreddit and we're still a pretty small team of moderators so we've got plenty to keep us busy without people repeatedly ignoring the rules especially after being explicitly reminded of them.

these are just some of your posts we've had to remove:
http://goedhartvoordieren.nl/?page=r/funny/comments/8xowdq/a_good_ole_back_rub_from_mr_sun/
http://goedhartvoordieren.nl/?page=r/funny/comments/8x1r8o/car_salesman/
http://goedhartvoordieren.nl/?page=r/funny/comments/8wbn0q/brexit_yall/
http://goedhartvoordieren.nl/?page=r/funny/comments/8tgm1k/wit_did_yee_say_about_cowboys/
http://goedhartvoordieren.nl/?page=r/funny/comments/8rq56x/mom_goes_wild/

You’ve completely missed my point. Nothing is keeping us from imposing “new institutions” except ourselves. The institutions are an outgrowth of the people and their political will. The legal framework to change things exists, but we choose not to make substantive changes in favor of what is ostensibly an easier, more comfortable existence.

Take for example the modern, administrative state. Practically none of the alphabet soup of contemporary federal agencies that exercise increasingly expansive authority over our private lives existed prior to the 1940s, yet now we treat them and their morass of bureaucratic abuses as a given. There are countless mechanisms through which we, the people, acting through our elected representatives could rein in or effectively abolish the worst among them, yet nothing happens.

Likewise, there’s a mechanism by which our state and federal legislatures could amend the US Constitution to unequivocally clarify that non-natural persons are not entitled to the protections of the First Amendment, yet nothing happens.

Who’s to blame? At the end of the day, no one is forcing your or anybody else to pick the candidate that favors the entrenched regime over the one that does not.

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7 points · 4 days ago

You’ve completely missed my point. Nothing is keeping us from imposing “new institutions” except ourselves. The institutions are an outgrowth of the people and their political will.

Those institutions have been slowly but increasingly reformed to serve a very small percentage of very wealthy Americans at the expense of everyone else while also putting in barriers and protections to ensure that the political will of the people will never be more than a minor inconvenience. That's what this article is about, another blockade to the masses to the benefit of the few.

The unlimited anonymous money in our political system, the gerrymandered districts which keep turnover nearly non-existent while approval ratings plunge to record lows, a prison system that locks up more people than any nation on Earth while conveniently removing the rights of those people from having any vote at all, the voter suppression targeting poor citizens, the weakening of our public education system reserving quality education for the wealthy, all of it makes sure that those in power stay in power and nothing changes unless it benefits them.

We have actual data showing that in the US unless you are wealthy or represent a powerful lobby you have zero influence in policy. In a system like this you are just victim blaming when you cry that we should somehow vote ourselves out of this.

-11 points · 4 days ago

Wow, sounds pretty dire. You should probably just emigrate to a more prosperous country with a better system that invariably yields equitable results for all.

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7 points · 4 days ago

It's extremely dire. There's no denying that the average American has seen their standard of living decline, their children grow to be worse off than they are, and their voice in politics drowned out by money and special interest groups. Income inequality has been a growing problem for 40 years and that means most people get poorer and poorer with little hope of dramatically improving their position while a few already wealthy people get much much richer.

Every country has their problems, but it does little good to bury your head in the sand and ignore our own or act like we're still somehow better than everyone else.

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Moderator of r/funny, speaking officially0 points · 4 days ago

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Looks a lot like million dollar homepage

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4 points · 5 days ago

yeah it's kind of interesting how given total creative freedom in the end it was just used for corporate logos and national flags

The people that shouted at him were specifically asking where the children were, the ones that have disappeared in ICE custody.

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11 points · 6 days ago

Sometimes I wonder how these people aren't shouted out of everywhere they dare to show their faces in public. There are plenty of reasons to hate Mitch. He played a huge role in obstructing everything Obama tried to get done while he was in office. He went on a personal campaign to keep Guantanamo Bay open for example. He's such an obstructionist he once filibustered his own bill. He sponsored the Protect America Act which enabled the government to start monitoring all electronic communications of Americans without a warrant, or any court's order or oversight. He once pushed a bill that would delay a government shutdown, but only if Democrats would accept a provision removing federal funding from Planned Parenthood using women's healthcare as a bargaining chip while holding the threat of shutdown over the heads of democrats.

511 points · 6 days ago · edited 6 days ago

I called them to complain about this a couple years ago. The lady said that they get that complaint a lot. That’s about all I learned from that conversation.

Edit: I do want to mention that the customer service lady was very polite, and I have zero complaints about their call center. I’m just frustrated that I can’t turn it off.

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You can call them to complain?

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1 point · 6 days ago

You can also just start a live chat with them. Those are the only options netflix gives their users to provide them with feedback.

1 point · 6 days ago

Please keep calling, or better yet just open a chat with them. This is the only way netflix provides users to give feedback on their service. I chatted to a friendly guy to complain about the full page netflix original ads and it took maybe 5 minutes out of my day. If enough people did the same they might start to care.

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16 points · 7 days ago · edited 7 days ago

so many poc.txt files... Didn't take long to find someone's credit card info either.

Nope, the cartels don't exist to sell drugs in Mexico. They'll take advantage of amnesty and seek to integrate themselves in any "legal" sales process (furthering already epic levels of corruption) and become violent if that threatens their bottom line.

Look at California if you want to see how it doesn't work the way you say it does.

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1 point · 9 days ago · edited 9 days ago

Legal pot shops are losing customers who can get products more cheaply at illegal outlets that don't charge or pay taxes,

Greed can ruin anything. If street dealers and illegal stores are charging significantly less than legal stores either those stores need to lower their prices or the state is taxing far too heavily. Taxes are a bitch, but they should always be cheaper than running an entire blackmarket supply chain added to the risks of selling illegally. Colorado seems to have found a healthy balance. A recent study found that they have the smallest rate of black-market cannabis transactions by far compared to other states and while illegal growers still operate there, they are selling their product in other neighboring states which are still under prohibition. If those states legalized the product those illegal growers would have to move on.

-10 points · 9 days ago

This is an extremely dangerous thing to post. You should delete it. It is better that people just know to STAY AWAY from wild animals regardless of the circumstances.

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3 points · 9 days ago

You're okay with suppressing the truth to uphold lies and ignorance if it maybe someday helps keep someone safe? Really? How about we just educate people on best practices without asking anyone to delete "dangerous" truths.

You're never arrested for resisting arrest. You're arrested for something else and then resisting arrest is tacked on as another charge.

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100 points · 9 days ago · edited 9 days ago

It's happened in the US - source

The police in this thread seem to have no issue with the concept.

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Both are dangerous and acting against the public good. On one had the NSA may be forcing AT&T to allow them to spy on innocent Americans en mass, but AT&T themselves are certainly guilty of collecting more information than they need, keeping data they need longer than they have to, selling people's information to 3rd parties, etc. all to increase their profits at the expense of our privacy and security.

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