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Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains.

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Okay yeah climate change is causing a mass extinction event and turning the planet into an uninhabitable hellhole for future generations but won't anyone think about the economy??????

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A reminder that they can hold cops accountable for their actions, they just choose not to.

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He took two 12- and 13-year-old girls into his hotel room located in an area known for sex tourism so he could talk with them about how dangerous it is to go into hotel rooms with strangers, he totally wasn't going to do anything else, he swears.

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https://colombiaone.com/2024/04/06/timothy-alan-livingston-colombia/

The events began on the night of March 27th at around nine o’clock, when Livingston attempted to enter his room at the Gotham City Hotel in Medellin with what appeared to be two underage girls. A hotel staff member prevented their entry, so Livingston and the girls left the hotel located in the famous ‘El Poblado’ district.

Hours later, around four o’clock in the morning on March 28th, with no security checks at the establishment’s entrance, the American managed to enter his room with two different underage girls aged 12 and 13, as evidenced by security camera footage.

Following an anonymous call to the national police, the authorities arrived at the hotel and inspected the premises but found no evidence of the accused touching the minors, and both girls denied being touched. The 36-year-old suspect was detained for 12 hours at a Protection Transfer Center (CTP) but was released hours later, allowing him to return to his country on Monday, March 29th. The girls were seen by security cameras leaving the hotel calmly, seemingly counting several Colombian 50,000-peso bills.

Did someone frame him into twice bringing underaged girls to his hotel room in an area known for sex trafficking, including putting used condoms in his wastebasket? Or do you think it's the far simpler explanation that he is a pedophile who was caught in the act?

You do not, in fact, need to run defense for pedophiles.

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we've read the same article

I don't think we have, because if you did, you would have read that Columbia has issued an arrest warrant for this man. So no, it is not mob justice when people spread the name of the pedophile Timothy Alan Livingston of Cleveland, Ohio, who has a Colombian arrest warrant issued for him because he, over the course of one night, attempted to bring at least four different underage girls into his hotel room in an attempt to have sex with them.

You keep defending this pedophile and it's creepy as fuck. Reconsider the decisions you've made that have brought you to this point in your life.

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Further clarification: while he fled from Columbia to Fort Lauderdale, FL, the known pedophile Timothy Alan Livingston actually lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Death to America. Death to Israel.

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It means the US War Department, who has been funneling weapons to Israel for them to use in their genocide of Palestinians, have investigated themselves and found they have done nothing wrong.

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Going after Trump for his crimes would set a precedent for going after the rest of them for their crimes. It's in their interests to not open that door.

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He needs a good history teacher and therapist.

Absolute lib shit lmao. The man is 77 years old and has never faced consequences for his actions in his entire life. That's who he is. He's not going to suddenly reverse his entire personality because you made him talk with a therapist for a couple hours.

Like I understand the desire for rehabilitation, but some people are just fucked.

At any rate he deserves it for his war crimes alone.

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The bullying is working, keep it up folks

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He started voting illegally in 2008 and it took the courts 16 years to get around to punishing him, and he gets a slap on the wrist for it. Anyone want to guess what his skin color is?

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So legalize it and put effort into treating addictions and mental illnesses. This isn't very hard.

Yeah of course, alcohol is just as bad, or worse in extreme cases

Most if not all cases. Cannabis is objectively less dangerous in practically every way.

Pot's effects are internal

And alcohol's effects aren't?

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Of course. But look around you. Our governments won't do that, and no political party that could make it to power is pushing a platform like that. I'm more than happy to make kids playgrounds out of concrete if I knew that bandages were free.

So we should just throw up our hands and do nothing rather than fight for justice.

I agree. But it's not like Alcohol usage will go down once Cannabis is legalized. If anything, people will use them together in a vicious cycle.

So? There are systems that can deal with these problems. Addiction clinics, therapy, support groups.

Throwing baseball bats into a dangerous hockey arena is never a good idea, even if the bats are made of foam.

Why would foam bats be dangerous to throw into a hockey arena? Have you ever been to a hockey game? They wear all kinds of protective equipment. Throwing foam bats at them would probably not hurt that much, if at all. Actually sounds like it would be pretty fun.

Alcohol's effects are immediately visible. It's hard to be an alcoholic and still look at yourself in the mirror happily the next morning. Weed has no such negative phenotype, if anything you will look happier the next morning for abusing it.

Cannabis use is such a menace to society that people who abuse it *checks notes* feel happier the next morning. The horror!

I get that cannabis isn't a completely harmless drug, like most drugs legal or otherwise, but "it's not perfectly safe so it should just keep being criminalized" is a bad take that has an entire history of not working. Legalize it and deal with the problems that crop up. Addiction and drug abuse aren't new problems, we know how to handle them. And for the yet undiscovered health problems that cannabis might cause, legalizing it will open up avenues for research so we can actually figure out its dangers instead of just writing off all cannabis users as (as another user puts it) "mentally fried idiots" or just repeating the same reefer madness nonsense that's been going around since the Nixon administration.

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The most boomer shit I've seen on lemmy yet lmao. Reefer madness ass take.

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If you are a leftist you should be against the criminalization of drug use or drug possession, especially for a drug as relatively harmless as cannabis. Like this really is a no-brainer, throwing someone in jail because they're addicted to drugs doesn't help them in any conceivable way. Drug abuse is a mental health problem and should be treated like one. Get them therapy and addiction support to help them get over it, and stop criminalizing drugs for people who can use it responsibly.

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Again, it's not binary for me

Should it be legal for consenting adults or not? Sounds like a binary question to me.

we shouldn't also (in my opinion) just open the gates and let this substance into foray of our daily lives

You speak as if legalizing cannabis will suddenly make it available everywhere, but it won't, because it already is everywhere, and it has been for decades. I had no trouble obtaining weed before my state legalized it, and I'm just a boring ass suburban white dude who barely knows anybody. Criminalization has never made cannabis go away, and continued criminalization isn't going to change that.

I appreciate that you're concerned about drug abuse and drug addiction, and those are real concerns that I don't want to minimize, but refusing to legalize it won't solve those problems, because most countries have been doing that for the better part of a century and it plainly hasn't worked. If people want to abuse drugs, they're going to abuse them whether or not they can acquire them legally. But at least when it's legal people won't have to fear going to jail because they got harassed by a cop while in possession, and making it legal reduces the stigma of drug abuse and makes seeking treatment easier to do.

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Not even stepping down until the end of the year, either. Also,

During his tenure, Calhoun made $24.5 million in salary and benefits and will possibly make a further $45.5 million from stock options he retains and $5 million from a retirement package.

So he murders a whistleblower with a hilariously bad coverup, gets to keep his job for another nine months, and still keeps his bonuses and retirement when he leaves. Can someone explain to me which part of this is supposed to be a punishment, because I'm not seeing it.

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The phone was allegedly stolen with a vehicle and some guns.

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The SWAT team, with the home’s only resident in its temporary custody, proceeded to destroy her garage door with a battering ram

Why not open the garage door the normal way. Like what purpose did that serve other than just being dicks? Reminds me of this scene from always sunny https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcderLXiwa8

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tbf it's not as though he had a whole lot of them left to begin with

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Israel has built about 160 settlements housing some 700,000 Jews since it occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem - land the Palestinians want as part of a future state - in the 1967 Middle East war.

Imply they didn't already own the land before Zionists stole it from them. Fuck you, BBC.

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It is 1933. The lead industry is lying about the dangers of their product.

It is 1953. The tobacco industry is lying about the dangers of their product.

It is 1967. The sugar industry is lying about the dangers of their product.

It is 1977. The oil industry is lying about the dangers of their product.

It is 1993. The dairy industry is lying about the dangers of their product.

It is 2024. The meat industry is lying about the dangers of their product.

manhattan

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Neat mug but I bet it's annoying to clean.

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Okay good, you read the title, now try reading the article.

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Putin personally walked into his cell and shot him in the head with the blood clot gun.

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I'm all for shitting on lib media, but please verify claims before repeating them. NPR updated their article over 10 hours ago to report on his motivations.

https://web.archive.org/web/20240226200612/https://www.npr.org/2024/02/25/1233810136/fire-man-israeli-embassy-washington

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It was last seen in distress in rough seas off the town of Wollongong, just south of Sydney, by another ship also caught in the storm.

In the following weeks, bodies of crew washed up on Cronulla Beach, along with fragments of the ship’s steering wheel, doors and other wreckage.

Wow what a mystery, I'm glad they finally figured out it sunk. They would never have figured that one out if they hadn't found the wreckage.

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Probably, but it wouldn't have done much, since it was an illegally operated mine.

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Snowy days rule, nothing better than sitting inside all comfy and watching the snow pile up outside, shit's awesome.

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Putin Distraught Over Friends Who Keep Dying Under Mysterious Circumstances

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Always fun doing a log(n)/log(2) on these numbers. That comes out to 2^34^ + 3.

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All borders are bourgeoisie, death to all states

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I mean I wasn't entirely serious. But of course, the end state of communism is the absence of nation-states.

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Anything more than a bullet to the head is more than this Nazi deserves, frankly.

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You gotta have faith of the heart, after all.

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