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    I may have mentioned this last year, but I'm still pissed off, and, disturbed, that the cops killed a black kid in my little town last year, and pretty much managed to TOTALLY cover it up. No one would say SHIT. Kid was from out of town, and the car was stolen, but we still have no idea why they shot him. The passenger survived, and I remember seeing him on local news talking about how he didn't understand why they had to SHOOT his brother.
    I knew EXACTLY which cop did the killing, too, when I heard about it. I'm friendly with most of the cops here, but there's this ONE asshole cop who seems like he's just itching to shoot somebody. Like, when all that shit went down with my cousin, and they came here to take the report, dude had his hand on his gun the whole time, INSIDE our house.

    I know from people around town that he did the killing, but, that's just about ALL we know. They REALLY covered this shit up well.

    I found this story from last year. https://www.newschannel10.com/story/...lved-shooting/

    This one has a little video. https://www.fox13memphis.com/top-sto...exas/707719164


    What pisses me off is that, even after a Texas Ranger investigation, they STILL never said WHY they shot the kid. I mean, if there was a good reason to shoot him, why have they not released it? I HEARD that the kid, after being pulled over, possibly tried to take off driving again. I'm not 100% sure that's true, but, if it is, does that really necessitate KILLING him?

    And, yeah, there was hardly any coverage of this event.
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    I really don't understand why these cops need to shoot to kill. Why can't they just shoot the person in the leg or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ickyvicky View Post
    I really don't understand why these cops need to shoot to kill. Why can't they just shoot the person in the leg or something?
    You're trained to shoot to kill. It''s much easier to hit someone in the torso as opposed to a moving appendage.

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    Yeah, they are way to quick to jump to lethal measures because they know they can just say I WAS SCARED FOR MY LIFE, and then they are absolved of any wrongdoing instead of investing any effort in attempting to deescalate situations.

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    This crazy bitch... Wants money for heat this month again. I'm ghosting come july fuck all this bullshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archive_Reports View Post
    You're trained to shoot to kill. It''s much easier to hit someone in the torso as opposed to a moving appendage.
    I mean, I wasn't there, but, this dude just freaked out and decided he was gonna run from the cops.
    Someone found some more info about this and showed it to me: it turns out that they (the cops) claimed that, when he threw the car into drive, he was "reaching for something."

    of course, there was no gun in the car. I doubt he was "reaching for something." These cops never do anything exciting - I mean, 2000 people live here. I think Officer Shootamotherfucker saw his chance for some gunplay, and took it.

    A grand jury decided not to press charges, but, there's a big problem with grand juries in texas: they are APPOINTED, by a person appointed by the judge. This county is conservative as fuck, and the people appointed are the "pillar of the community" types, who, inevitably, have ties to law enforcement.
    I think this was only gonna go one way, no matter what.

    And, yeah- why not get back in the car and chase him, and disable the vehicle later, instead of shooting him?

    Now, I wasn't there. Maybe the kid DID appear to be reaching for something, and, maybe the cops were scared. But, I doubt it.

    And it should have received more coverage
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    I think a large problem with all of these officer involved shooting is lack of training combined with fear. (And, to be clear, I would also be constantly on edge if I was in law enforcement, but that's part of the reason I'm not in law enforcement.) All of these officers need continuous training on how to attempt to diffuse situations or, when appropriate, use non-lethal force. Lack of budgets don't allow for that. Instead, we get people looking for some sort of power that are too quick to draw.

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    My iPhone 7 rear camera is doing that shaking glitch/bug. It makes photos and videos a nightmare to take. I've debated since I've paid this off and being 2 years removed from relevancy if I should buy an X or XR. Decisions...

    Either way, I am pissed about this happening from absolutely nothing! I treat my phone like a newborn, there's no reason for the issues.
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    So, there is this local two-day, 80km+, 4km+ annual hike I never finished properly. Took easier route on Sunday twice, gave up almost at the end twice (tired and slowing down others), didn't even start because of strange foot pain, or everyone gave up Sunday because there was strong rain all day. But this year, today, I was prepared, fit, determined. Alarm clock 4:00, let's do this.

    Then on the very first mountain I slipped, fell down hard and slided a few meters. Continued 4+ hours in pain, then took a bus from village to x-ray hospital. And yay, I broke my arm! :-) ("tuberculi maji humeri") Okay... this is a new way to fail. Will I ever finish this bloody thing!? ;-)

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    Eek @Substance242 OUCH! it’ll heal, carry on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    My iPhone 7 rear camera is doing that shaking glitch/bug. It makes photos and videos a nightmare to take. I've debated since I've paid this off and being 2 years removed from relevancy if I should buy an X or XR. Decisions...

    Either way, I am pissed about this happening from absolutely nothing! I treat my phone like a newborn, there's no reason for the issues.
    Take it to the Apple store, they WERE fixing that for free. Itís repaired by a magnet FWIR.

    Edit: Found this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat Mom View Post
    Take it to the Apple store, they WERE fixing that for free. It’s repaired by a magnet FWIR.

    Edit: Found this:

    I know but I just bought an XR because it was a long time coming.

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    Players who throw a Game for the sake of higher profits on the other end and then expect the fans not to notice.

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    the S key on my laptop is fucking up... meaning that I'm discovering this by having to re-read what I'm pretty certain I typed correctly, only to find the S missing, and then having to go through posts and shit (like this one, just now, fixed), and add all the fucking S's.

    S's. Fuck.

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    Wish my stomach/abdomen would stop hurting.

    I’ve been checked out for nearly everything. Best anyone guesses it’s the neuropathy and pre-existing damage from childhood leukemia treatments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    I know but I just bought an XR because it was a long time coming.
    i'm pretty happy with my XR that i got just before new year's eve, i just wish it was smaller : / the iphone 5 was the perfect size

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    i'm pretty happy with my XR that i got just before new year's eve, i just wish it was smaller : / the iphone 5 was the perfect size
    I'm not really on the big side for phones but XR is a tad bigger than my standard 7 so I won't mind it. I always avoid the bigger models which is why I never bought any Plus models and chose XR over XS (besides the price point).

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    I wasted a bunch of time yelling at idiots on Twitter.... doing this sort of thing always makes me feel embarrassed, drained, and stupid... like I just pissed myself publicly or something. It's such a waste of time to talk to people who love Trump. They are fucking insane, or fake people altogether, and something about it is so pointless and lame and frankly terrifying. If these people are real, what in the fuck is wrong with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    I wasted a bunch of time yelling at idiots on Twitter.... doing this sort of thing always makes me feel embarrassed, drained, and stupid... like I just pissed myself publicly or something. It's such a waste of time to talk to people who love Trump. They are fucking insane, or fake people altogether, and something about it is so pointless and lame and frankly terrifying. If these people are real, what in the fuck is wrong with them?
    You DO really have to watch out for bots on Twitter. They're everywhere, it's nuts. Look at the profile, and look at the account creation date; if it's, like, 2010 and it's mostly retweets with some recent comments, it's probably a bot. Report it, then Twitter looks into it (and actually DOES SOMETHING). I report shit all the time, I recently helped get a pro-life asshole chick's account banned for harassment. I report for harassment, fake accounts, etc.

    I find that blocking works better than arguing. Sometimes you can have an "intelligent" discussion, and sometimes you and a group of your Twitter friends can kind of "gang argue" with them (for fun), but actual conversation or debate? It's like arguing with a tree.

    I don't know what happened to these people that made them this stupid, but it's truly baffling. They believe that "liberals" (they don't seem to even know what this means other than "it's not me") are "stupid" and "evil" and "ruining the world" and are "socialist" (they don't know what this means, either) and "have no morals."

    If you try to talk with them, logically, unemotionally, even as an independent, they're riled-up and full of some kind of conservative caffeine juice, like they've been mainlining Mountain Dew all day and are out looking for a fight. Their profiles all say "Jesus" and "God" and "America" and have flags or red shoes and #MAGA. It's a fucking cult. Trump is their Jesus.

    Block block block block block
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    I know, I've blocked so many people on Twitter... it's just that every now and again, I just have to.

    It's funny to click on a Trump tweet and look at the responses, 50% of them are "unavailable because the poster is someone you blocked."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    I know, I've blocked so many people on Twitter... it's just that every now and again, I just have to.

    It's funny to click on a Trump tweet and look at the responses, 50% of them are "unavailable because the poster is someone you blocked."
    There also has been this HUGE influx, lately, of "This Tweet is unavailable."

    And nobody seems to know WHY. It's not because the poster is on our blocked list (that's shows up). Nobody seems to know. Not sure we WANT to know, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat Mom View Post
    There also has been this HUGE influx, lately, of "This Tweet is unavailable."

    And nobody seems to know WHY. It's not because the poster is on our blocked list (that's shows up). Nobody seems to know. Not sure we WANT to know, either.
    I've seen this, along with people responding to these unavailable tweets... glitch in the matrix

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    I wonder if you guys have dealt with this sort of thing: when an old friend "gets Jesus," and all they will talk about is Jesus, and it's like, they're GONE. The person that you knew is GONE. These sort of people- I have a good friend who is a freaking minister, who brings up Jesus like 1/10th as much as these people do.

    In my experience, these are usually people who had serious drug problems, and "found jesus" in jail.

    This girl I used to chill with keeps coming at me like this, currently, and I swear to god, I don't really know what to say to her. And, keep in mind, I'm a Christian myself.
    Also, when I bring up anything having to do with the past, she's like, "oh, yeah, that wasn't really me, because the DEVIL was controlling me, then." I wanna say like, " no, I'm fairly certain that was you. THIS isn't you. You're just regurgitating things you've recently been told, and are no longer thinking independently, like, AT ALL."

    I'm not certain, but I THINK that these people have gotten involved in, like, cultish religious groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    I wonder if you guys have dealt with this sort of thing: when an old friend "gets Jesus," and all they will talk about is Jesus, and it's like, they're GONE. The person that you knew is GONE. These sort of people- I have a good friend who is a freaking minister, who brings up Jesus like 1/10th as much as these people do.

    In my experience, these are usually people who had serious drug problems, and "found jesus" in jail.

    This girl I used to chill with keeps coming at me like this, currently, and I swear to god, I don't really know what to say to her. And, keep in mind, I'm a Christian myself.
    Also, when I bring up anything having to do with the past, she's like, "oh, yeah, that wasn't really me, because the DEVIL was controlling me, then." I wanna say like, " no, I'm fairly certain that was you. THIS isn't you. You're just regurgitating things you've recently been told, and are no longer thinking independently, like, AT ALL."

    I'm not certain, but I THINK that these people have gotten involved in, like, cultish religious groups.
    one of my co-workers plays drums in his church's band, and his dad is a minister. he has brought up religion to me exactly 1 time, on my first day, when he told me his dad is a minister.

    one of my other co-workers constantly talks about god, jesus, etc. and gets angry at those of us who aren't catholic (?) (he's from puerto rico, almost 60, and has some serious napoleon complex issues among other things). he thinks gay people are "pure evil" and that if you're sick, you should just pray (the mom of the president of the company, who still works there, had breast cancer a couple years ago, and he told her she didn't need a doctor, she just needed to pray). this guy says things about people needing to respect each other in one breath, and in the next brags about threatening to bash someone's head in with a hammer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    the S key on my laptop is fucking up... meaning that I'm discovering this by having to re-read what I'm pretty certain I typed correctly, only to find the S missing, and then having to go through posts and shit (like this one, just now, fixed), and add all the fucking S's.

    S's. Fuck.
    There's either a spate of s's not working or I follow you on twitter.

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    at this very moment, I'm "arguing" with "someone" who loves Trump on Twitter... she's trying to claim that when she typed "Southern boarder" it was autocorrect that screwed it up.

    On display: idiots claiming they didn't fuck up because they can't admit they were ever wrong, and they see the idiot they voted for get away with that strategy on a daily basis.

    this post is intended to be read in the voice of Rod Serling

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    About a week ago I posted this in the little things that cheer you up thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by eskimo View Post
    I had been in some financial trouble recently, and I've managed to turn things around.

    This month my car decided to break down and it's costing me $1,000. But somehow I've worked myself to a position where a $1,000 unexpected car repair isn't going to make my debts worse. Or even slow down my repayment of my debts. I have money in savings for car repairs that I add to every month, and there's enough there to cover my car repair.

    It seems strange to celebrate a car failure, but it feels unreal that it's not going to cause me to go further into debt, and my mind is just spinning here.

    It seems absolutely unbelievable somehow. My entire adult life has been spent getting by just barely and hoping that I didn't have a disaster strike to throw me into further debt, and I'm now at a point where I can weather this without it being a huge blow. This feels amazing.
    And it didn't work out as planned. The repair cost more than expected ($1400) and I picked my car up on Thursday night. I drove it to work Friday morning and stopped for gas near work, when I got back into the car it wouldn't drive anymore.

    So, my old car (2008 Chevy Aveo) is back at my mechanics again and he hasn't given me an estimate on what it's going to cost yet. But, on the bright side, I'm getting a new car (2018 Toyota Yaris). I pick it up tomorrow.

    It's more debt, but I can afford the payments as long as things keep going well as they have been the last little while. Once my car is fixed I'll try to sell it and hopefully get enough to cover what I just put into repairs.

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    I found myself taunting and mocking a fox-watching Trump supporter online who wasn’t even talking about politics... what the fuck is wrong with me. So what if someone loves Laura Ingaham and Tucker Carlson and their avatar is an American flag... I’m letting the news I’m reading affect me too much

    I honestly think it's ALL affecting me too much. Suddenly, it fills me with a rage, like "fuck you I wanna FIGHT" when I talk to Trump supporters... it wasn't like this with Bush Jr. This isn't just relegated to online discourse, I've almost gotten into literal fist fights with people. It's too much. I'm really not a violent person. I can't imagine where I'd be if I didn't live in some place that's 99% liberal. I'm sure I'd be dead at this point.
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    Mitch McConnell. Fucking Mitch McConnell. Holy shit... fucking Mitch McConnell.
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    Week of ups and downs, but the big one is my health.

    6 or so weeks ago i went into hostial to get some ECG's and blood tests as i was having chest pains and dizzy spells. Thankfully i'm not having a stroke or heart attack (apprently my heart is in tip top condistion) but the pains are still there.

    After getting my blood tests back i found my Vitaim D was about 30 (should be between 70-100) so i went back to my GP for advice. During this time my dizzy spells got really bad, and i was almost throwing up at my desk at work. My GP, having looked at everything, immediately said he "didn't care" about my chest pains as he didn't think they were "important enough" to worry about, and he doesn't know why i'm dizzy so just refereed me to a specialist.

    I just got the date of the appointment with the specialist, 22nd...of October

    First i don't think i can live with this til fucking October, second i dunno why my GP just flat out just ignored my blood tests (could my super low D levels be contributing to the dizzy spells) Third why the fuck didn't he prescribe me something for the low D levels, instead just saying "go to a supermarket and get something" I ALREADY DID. It felt like i was wasting his time and he just wanted me out of his office

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