‘Do Not Resist’: A chilling look at the normalization of warrior cops by dcjogger in news

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Officer 1: He's got a weapon!!! Stop resisting!!!

tasers a ham and mustard sandwich

Gets medal

Chief: "Damn fine work son"

Fuck what has become of the police.

The Problem with Scientific Credit - Issue 66: Clockwork - Nautilus by Vigte in science

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I first learned about Douglas Prasher three years ago, when an algorithm we’d just developed made an unpredictable prediction: He should have been a recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize.

Instead, the award had been given to three other scientists. Even more surprising was our inability to find Prasher anywhere. He wasn’t on the faculty at any university. We couldn’t locate him at an industrial research lab. In fact, as we started digging for him, we realized that he hadn’t written a research paper in nearly a decade. It was truly puzzling. This fellow, who, according to our algorithm, deserved a Nobel Prize, had seemingly disappeared off the face of the Earth.

(BREAKING NEWS /s) China's Orwellian Social Credit Score Isn't Real (ForeignPolicy.com) by Vigte in WorldNews

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The attempts to soften the perception of the social credit system are just laughable at this point.

Coming soon to a country near you (especially if you have Chinese debt).

Along with the "Spend your money or get in trouble" Ultra FICO already on the books.

Candy Desk by Mnemonic in politics

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"Should we be working on fixing the country and by extension, the world?"

"Make sure the candy drawer is full before we ever get to thinking about that"

sigh People wonder why nothing gets done...

Candy Desk by Mnemonic in politics

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Given what we know about the vast majority of the creeps who work in that room - a drawer of candy seems more sinister than it would if it was in a doctor's office or grocery store check out...

[Meta] Comprehensive /r/conspiracy reform by Orangutan in conspiracy

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Yep... pretty retarded and painful on the eyes.

Democratic 2020 Candidate Wants Government-Sponsored ‘Social Credit’ System Comparable To China’s Where Every Citizen in China is Assigned a Social Credit Score that Determines Whether They Can Buy Plane or Train Tickets. by MojaveCoyote in SundogsPlace

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Hey, look - he is also Chinese, I wonder why his platform would include changing American values to mirror Chinese values?

Oh... yeah.

[Meta] Comprehensive /r/conspiracy reform by Orangutan in conspiracy

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It's private lol, can't see unfortunately. What did it say?

It felt rather shoe-horned and the posts that appeared right after seemed... mmm... fake/scripted/banal/pre-planned/oddly timed...

[Meta] Comprehensive /r/conspiracy reform by Orangutan in conspiracy

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Very interesting... what surprises me is that there might still be an honest mod @conspiracy lol.

Atlantis PICTURED? 'Tip of lost city' discovered by stunned historian (Daily Star Tabloid w/ more science than mainstream science, lol) by Vigte in YoungerDryas

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He detailed to Daily Star Online exclusively: "Plato's words say it went under about 11,600 years ago, which is the same time as the Younger Dryas event.

"This was when Earth was coming out of the Ice Age and everything was getting warmer but, all of a sudden, about 12,900 years ago, it went freezing cold again.

"Then about 1000 years later it warmed again and it has been getting warmer to this day.

"So there was a really cold stage where it was like a mini Ice Age and it is believed a comet hit the Earth at that time too.

"This is said to have caused a cooling period.

The Nobel Prize in climate chaos: Romer, Nordhaus and the IPCC by Vigte in YoungerDryas

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But the IPCC continues to underplay the risk of catastrophic nonlinearities, of the sort that knocked the world into the Younger Dryas, or which, via cascading climate tipping points, could before long propel runaway warming.

Unknowingly on edge of a climate 'precipice'? » Yale Climate Connections by Vigte in YoungerDryas

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About 15,000 years ago, as the last ice age retreated, Greenland made a sudden about-face, and plunged back into a deep freeze in a series of steps. Full ice-age conditions reigned again for 1,200 years – a period geologists call the Younger Dryas – until about 11,600 years ago. That’s when conditions reversed course again, this time in one giant leap.

Robert Kennedy Jr. wins case against U.S. government for vaccine safety violations by useless_aether in news

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Not sure what the Kennedy assassination JPGs have to do with this AMAZING use of FOIA - but I got lost in them before I even clicked on the link, lol!

The article really shows the benefit of actually reading these long-winded bureaucratic documents and using FOIA and the courts to basically force their compliance. Civilian monitoring groups are the key - atleast if we intend to continue with this or a similar system.

Former Hillary Adviser: "Hillary will run again. She will not allow this humiliating loss at the hands of an amateur to end the story of her career.” by useless_aether in NotTheOnion

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I suppose if she thinks if she loses twice, she can be twice as much a part of history.

Chase your dreams, girl!