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Democrat controlled state government's artificial water shortage broken
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/483754-trump-order-redirects-california-water-supply-after-reversal-from
President Trump on Wednesday signed an order in California to reengineer the state’s water plans, completing a campaign promise to funnel water from the north to a thirsty ag industry and growing population further south.

The ceremonial order comes after the Department of Interior late last year reversed its opinion on scientific findings that for a decade extended endangered species protections to various types of fish – a review that had been spurred by the order from Trump.

Trump said the changes to the “outdated scientific research and biological opinions” would now help direct “as much water as possible, which will be a magnificent amount, a massive amount of water for the use of California farmers and ranchers.”

"It would be different if you had a drought," Trump added of restrictions. "You don't have a drought. You have tremendous amounts of water."

“A major obstacle to providing water for the region's farmers has now been totally eliminated by the federal government,” Trump said Wednesday in Bakersfield, Calif., flanked by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), as well as Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who helped shepherd the changes to the state’s water policy.

Trump's order comes as the state has taken several steps to deal with the water scarcity that has lasted for decades.

An article published earlier the same day as Trump's visit to the state noted that Sacramento, the state's capital, is on track for a rain-free February, which would set a new record low for the state for the month.
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>>552806
Wtf are you talking about. Who cares about Biden.
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Oh my God. This is just insane.
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>>552806
>WHAT ABOUT
Fuck off
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>>552828
Why can't the world headquarters of high tech just desalinate infinite free ocean water for themselves?
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>>552844
Have you heard of this thing called "money?" Kind of a factor. Desalination is expensive as all fuck.

Why don't the corporate farms just buy and install desalination plants? This is a free market run by capitalism. Buy your own fucking water at whatever the market rate will bear, pass the costs along to the customers. Learn how to conserve the water you do get and use it efficiently. the technology has been available for both solutions for decades. They've also had more than 20 years to get the infrastructure in place. Droughts have been going on almost continuously since the 1980s. Why haven't corporate farms bootstrapped themselves into self-sufficiency?

I'm at a loss to understand why trump insists on a socialism solution here. Why does he need to steal water from someone else to give for free to corporate farms? What happened to state's rights? California already has policies in place that are best for the citizens of California. Why should corporate farms require welfare handouts, stolen from someone else? Are they so poorly run that they can't survive in a free market? Sounds like a mismanagement problem.

This is a vote-buying scam. Someone else's water for Republican votes. Simple quid pro quo.


>>552730
>the most retarded comment in this thread, so far
Taking water away from wetlands and watersheds and sending it to farms will only make the fires worse. The fires are as bad as they are right now because of the droughts and general lack of water where the fires are taking place. There are no fires on the corporate farms. There is no "artificial water shortage," just like you are not artificially retarded. You are actually, tragically retarded. The water shortages are also, tragically, quite real.

What the region needs is more rainfall. It's currently at some of the lowest levels ever recorded, there is no record for over 10,000 years of this large a shortage of rainfall for this length of time. The weather patterns themselves have changed.

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OTHER CANDIDATES EQUALLY STUPID AND UNTRUSTWORTHY
Bloomberg Downplays Chinese Pollution: ‘It’s India That Is Even a Bigger Problem’
>DEMOCRATS DEBATED AGAIN & NOBODY CARES AGAIN
>big dem debate all over the MSM media
>nobody on /news/ even watched lol
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/democratic-debate-michael-bloomberg-downplays-chinese-pollution-says-india-is-even-bigger-problem/
Former New York city mayor Mike Bloomberg downplayed China’s contribution to climate change during Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, arguing that the rapidly industrializing superpower has “slowed down” its pollution in recent years.

“Well you’re not going to go to war with them. You have to negotiate with them, and we’ve seen how well that works, with tariffs that are hurting us” Bloomberg said. “What we have to do is convince the Chinese that it is in their interest as well — their people are going to die, just as our people are going to die, and we’ll work together. In all fairness, the Chinese have slowed down, it’s India that is even a bigger problem.”

While China has made progress in curbing emissions in recent years, it remains the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide due to its massive population and commensurate manufacturing base.

Bloomberg has repeatedly defended the Chinese Communist Party in the past, and said in September that “Xi Jinping is not a dictator,” when asked a similar question on PBS’s Firing Line on how to limit China’s greenhouse emissions.
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>>552799
What's with this national review posting all of the sudden? Also, superdelegates are fine when they prevent people like George Wallace from getting the Dem nomination.
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>>552812
Wallace was a better candidate than Humphrey, George Wallace would've beat Nixon in 1968
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>>552801
If trump really had a clue and wanted to destroy Bloomberg, he would literally refer to Bloomberg as "Mini-Me." Which is ludicrously accurate.

This incredible stupidity also needs to be a meme:
> "Yes, they are still burning a lot of coal-fired power plants, yes they are, but they’re now moving plants away from the cities"

Explain to me how burning coal a few miles away from a city instead of next to a city puts less pollution into the atmosphere of the ENTIRE FUCKING PLANET that the coal plants are located on. I don't care what anyone believes about climate change or not, the utter retardation behind the thinking that "If I burn this thing over there instead of over here, it will pollute less."

Fucking braindead on delivery.

This part here is even more reatrded:
> "The Communist Party wants to stay in power in China and they listen to the public. When the public says ‘I can’t breathe the air,’ Xi Jingping is not a dictator, he has to satisfy his constituents or he’s not going to survive."

Holy.


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>>552825
I don't understand how Bloomberg can so openly be a Chinese mouthpiece and be worth like $65 billion and nobody says anything.
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>>552843
I wouldn't go so far as to call Bloomberg a "Chinese mouthpiece", although his statements regarding China were relatively sympathetic, albeit brief.

Bloomberg just shit the bed all around. He was not prepared for the debate, and he clearly has not a lot of practice actually debating in general.

It'll be interesting to see where he goes in the polls after this.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-says-2-dead-after-testing-positive-for-coronavirus/

Shit is getting really exciting with the report from iran saying 2 dead after testing positive for coronavirus.

If 2 people are dead, how many people are infected?!
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>>552839
https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-first-deaths-reported-in-middle-east/a-52436966

>Coronavirus: First deaths reported in Middle East

> The deadly COVID-19 virus claimed the lives of two people in Iran, in the first deaths to be reported in the Middle East. Tehran previously denied reports that people in the country were infected with the virus.

> Iran's Health Ministry said that that the two patients were Iranian citizens and residents of the city of Qom, state news agency IRNA reported.

> Both of the patients were reportedly elderly who had health issues that impacted their immunity.

[ from a different source: they were both over 80 ]

> "Following the recent cases of chronic respiratory diseases in Qom, two of the patients tested positive in preliminary tests," ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said, according to IRNA.


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>iran says
hmm, not sure if i trust what the iranian government says
>the times of israel says that iran says
ok this is now a fundamentally unfigurable dystopian paradox that i don't want to be involved in any more. i catch your fnord loud and clear
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Qom is a city of 1.2 million, located almost exactly in the center of Iran:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qom

The city is the capitol of Qom Province:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qom_Province

These people could only have been infected by other people who were infected from outside Iran and traveled to Qom. Even after these two deaths, official Iran news does not acknowledge any other infected people in the country. They don't know who they are or they are covering it up. Obviously, neither situation is good.

What might be "good" is that medical treatment in Iran is fairly modern. If they aren't interfered with, Iranian doctors are generally very competent. Of course, the "not good" part is if the Revolutionary Guard decides to take control. That will be a whole lot of "Not Good," especially since it seems likely they already have.
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>>552847
Ikr. Israel says Iran says lol what World do we live in...

trump can do whatever he wants you fucking assholes

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/02/19/trump-has-constitutional-power-intervene-roger-stones-sentencing/
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>>552767

REAL LIFE VS SHLOMO

hahahahahaha.. cocksucker!
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>>552775
Who did Obama pardon that was a meth producer?
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>>552767
While you are correct in your assessment (at least for 9 months), the president has always had a pretty clear ability to pardon whoever without any justification.

All the things you think you know about pardoning or other presidential powers are ~90% norms or traditions. Trump has wiped his ass with those and shown the other branches what happens when you build up an executive with power creep, then eventually one person comes in and literally isn't beholden to shame or history and just fucking goes to town as the most powerful man in the world.

All I'm saying is thank Christ he's incompetent. Imagine how bad the next person could be since Trump has done all the heavy lifting by setting all the shameless scorched earth precedent of what a president is capable of.

Better hope the next president has a good moral compass and sense of loyalty to the people, the Constitution and the institutions or we're pretty much fucked.
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>>552836
You realize that the right was saying exactly this during the Obama presidency and you lot just ignored them? This is the consequence of that, you made your bed so lie in it.
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>>552836

Why is the question

Why isn't the public concerned
Is it just you and I that share these thoughts
Is the common man oblivious to the harm done by Trump
The GOP is willing to close their eyes
How can this shit go on
Corruption has finally became overt

Strange

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=newssearch&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwjRhc2JzNvnAhXWJDQIHQcyAeIQyM8BCAkwAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2020%2F02%2F18%2Fworld%2Fasia%2Fchina-coronavirus.amp.html&usg=AOvVaw1Td4ehHbY_MdLWFkrWEtgT

I am really confused. News media says it is nothing to worry about and yet to quarantine 150 million people seems extreme. I don’t know who or what to believe. I may only be 56 years old but I have never in my life seen trucks equipped with air cannons spaying disinfectant through a city. I have never seen people go to such extreme measures for something that is no more dangerous than a flu.
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>>552539
You are so fucking retarded that there is no way to explain to you just how fucking retarded you are such that you could comprehend it.

>Actually, as I understand it,
You don't. Not at all. Shut the fuck up and go away.

> all viruses are much more compatible with some genetic groups than others.
No. You don't even seem to understand what the vocabulary you are using means. You seem to be randomly vomiting up "important sounding" words in an attempt to sound educated. People with even a basic understanding of those terms are laughing their asses off at just how fucking retarded you are.

>Malaria
You don't even know what malaria is, and you don't understand even the basics of how it is transmitted or how different people resist it or succumb.

>more arglebargle these seem to be important sounding words
>I'll just randomly smoosh them all together into my scientific method
>LOOK! GUISE! I'M AN 187 IQs!!

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>>552813
>Are you even old enough to be on this site?
Are you? Why would you blindly follow what some statistics nerds said should be "the standard" when they're obviously wrong?
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>>552813
>The international standards are agreed upon methods and techniques by millions of scientists and medical professionals
The problem is that the only sciences that have hard enough metrics to base those methods and techniques around are physics and chemistry (and their offshoots like astronomy and geology), but the majority of published scientific papers especially in the realm of medicine and social sciences come from soft sciences that make up subjective metrics that can not typically be measured directly or objectively with any other apparatus than trained expert opinion which is why modern science is currently said to be in the midst of a major replication crisis.
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Fewer and fewer infections every day, and most cases in Europe have recovered already. Where's the apocalypse I was promised?
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>>552840
SEE: Iran >>552839

Also, this isn't over until India and Bangladesh are completely cleared. If this gets into one of the slums in those countries you're going to wish it was only an Apocalypse.

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Virginia student threatened after criticizing 'too many white people' at multicultural center
https://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2020/02/u-va-clarifies-that-the-multicultural-student-center-is-open-to-all-members-of-the-university-community-following-calls-of-racial-intolerance
A student at the University of Virginia has faced threats after a now-viral video appeared to show her telling fellow students that there were “too many” white people in a multicultural space on campus.

University of Virginia President Jim Ryan wrote in The Cavalier Daily, the university’s student newspaper, that the student in the video has faced “vitriol” and “physical threats” since appearing in the video, in addition to “racist comments toward the student involved and students of color generally.”

In the video, she is seen standing in the school’s newly expanded Multicultural Student Center on campus, according to The Cavalier Daily.

“If y’all didn’t know, this is the MSC, and frankly there’s just too many white people in here, and this is a space for people of color. So just be really cognizant of the space that you’re taking up because it does make some of us POC uncomfortable when we see too many white people in here. It’s only been open for four days, and frankly, there’s the whole university for a lot of y’all to be at, and there’s very few spaces for us, so keep that in mind. Thank you,” the student says in the video posted by the conservative organization Young America’s Foundation last week.
>Leftists at the University of Virginia are dictating who is and who isn’t allowed in the new Multicultural Student Center.
>“Frankly there is just too many white people in here, and this is a space for people of color.”
>This kind of racist intolerance is NOT multicultural.
Student are heard applauding the student at the end of the clip.
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Trump is going to win again

Why do you think that is?

Trump Voters have read two books in their life.

The billionaires that love want him to to win again.

They are using you
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You Americans aren't that stupid right?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOHCJm_nnrM
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>>552699
>frankly there’s just too many white people in here, and this is a space for people of color
Special little coalflake sounds like she needs to go to a different university where whites aren't allowed and she can be "more comfortable" with her own people. One that is paid for with only tax monies collected from her people.

>93% of funds for multi-cultural center
>came from non-blacks
> "DIS SPACE BE FOR DE BLACKS ONLY! YOU WHITES GOT BE GET OUTTA OUR PLACE!"

Her department needs to make her take a test with one question on it:
> In 500 words or less, define the word "culture."

If she fails, immediately give her the free time and opportunity to apply to other universities. With her vast intellect, should be no problem.
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>>552819
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZHwGnGrm_k

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The monkeys and other stray animals have attacked numerous domestic and foreign tourists till date inside the Taj Mahal. All the efforts made by the local CISF unit and ASI staff, to control the monkeys, have gone in vain.

Agra will be under a security lockdown when United States President Donald Trump arrives in the city. Nobody will be allowed to venture out of their homes on the route that Donald Trump would take from the Agra airport to the Taj Mahal. Even mobile communication is being expected to be interrupted along the route during Donald Trump's stay in Agra. However, this security lockdown does not apply to the hundreds of monkeys living in and around the Taj Mahal.

The monkeys and other stray animals have attacked numerous domestic and foreign tourists till date inside the Taj Mahal. All the efforts made by the local CISF unit and ASI staff, to control the monkeys, have gone in vain.
Recently, a Danish tourist was mauled by a cow near the Taj Mahal. He was seriously injured.

Currently, the CISF personnel have been armed with hand-held catapults to scare off the monkeys from the premises, but in the presence of the US president, his innermost security cordon will be managed by the United States Secret Service.

When IndiaToday.in talked to the Agra Municipal Corporation officials, they expressed the complete ignorance of the measures being taken to control the monkeys from entering the Taj Mahal premises. They also claimed that measures are being taken in this connection.

Talking to IndiaToday.in, a CISF Jawan posted at the Taj Mahal showed the catapult they have been using to scare off the monkeys and said, "While this catapult is effective against single or a couple of monkeys when it comes to whole troops of monkeys, the catapult is completely ineffective."
https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/monkey-menace-at-taj-mahal-could-spoil-donald-trump-s-trip-1647717-2020-02-18
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>>552563
>catapult
Translation issue. It's a slingshot.
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>>552585
It literally just a slingshot my dude.

https://static.toiimg.com/photo/msid-67675799/67675799.jpg
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>>552588
Small issue: These vermin are smart.
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>>552563
>capture monkeys
>send to Chinese meat markets
Problem solved.

Better yet, tell the Chinese that monkey meat makes your dick hard, sell them as exotics. Pay-per-view livestream Chinese skinning them alive for additional entertainment revenue.

Anyone who thinks I'm joking or doesn't understand just how serious the problem is, just realize that the monkeys breed like rats, will attack in troops that can be over 100 strong, are the size of dogs with teeth like razors, and they are motherfucking fast and agile. They can outmaneuver a leopard with ease. I've seen video of them taunting leopards and tigers for entertainment. Like, pulling and biting their tails and jumping onto their backs, then leaping safely way into nearby trees or onto roofs.

Send them by the trainload to China and let the Chinese eat them. Perfect solution for everyone involved.
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>>552588
Nope. Shooting them is REALLY fucking difficult. Bullets would be flying everywhere, probably 10 or 20 shots for every kill. The fuckers are fast, agile, and smart. You can bag one or two here and there, but they go on alert fast, learn fast, and there are tens of thousands of them.

You've seen the World War Z meme movie clips of the superfast zombies mob rushing obstacles? Imagine they move three times as fast and can leap around and climb trees and buildings in three dimensions like those same zombies after smoking three ounces of crack and meth mixed half-and-half.

And, poisoning has been tried. They learn within hours how to detect poisoned food. You get a few of the stupid ones, but the smart ones survive to breed and teach the rest.

Yes. They TEACH the rest what they know, Not just the young, but all the other monkeys in their troop. The monkeys alive today are the survivors of 100 years of culling. They have institutional memory they pass around and down the generations, in addition to the smartest ones are the survivors of 30 or 40 generations of combat.

This is Planet of the Apes shit, for reals.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/02/13/sanders-argues-medicare-all-vital-union-workers-theyre-losing-wage-increases-because

Responding to the powerful Nevada Culinary Workers Union's criticism of Medicare for All in new fliers—a critique that was readily seized upon by some 2020 Democrats—Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday night made the case for why achieving single-payer is so vital for union workers and everyone else in the United States.

"Many, many unions throughout this country—including some in Unite Here, and the Culinary Union is part of Unite Here—absolutely understand that we've got to move to Medicare for All," Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, said in an appearance on MSNBC. "And the reason is, if you talk to union negotiators, they will tell you they spend half of their time arguing against cutbacks for the healthcare that they have."

"They're losing wage increases because the cost of healthcare is soaring," Sanders continued. "When everybody in America has comprehensive healthcare, and when we join the rest of the industrialized world by guaranteeing healthcare to all people, unions can then negotiate for higher wages, better working conditions, better pensions. So I think the future for unions is through Medicare for All."

Asked by MSNBC host Chris Hayes to respond to 2020 rival Pete Buttigieg's tweet Wednesday "piggybacking" on the Culinary Workers Union's criticism of Medicare for All, Sanders said, "My response is that I have a lot more union support than Pete Buttigieg has or I think ever will have."
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>>552536
I'm noticing these countries are also a majority European.

The USA is a mestizo filled hellhole, it won't work unless there's a final solution for that problem.
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>>550629
>better things aren't possible
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>>552598
my union (the ILWU) supported Sanders in the last election as well
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>>552802
of course you did, comrade
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>>552603
>best healthcare in the country and any disruption to their job, from injury to lost business to bad negotiation, means they lose it
No anon, that is extremely rare. Yet again, your middle class sense of superiority makes you think that these considerations have not been negotiated in the past - because naturally the working man is too stupid to understand them! No, what we need is a bunch of unemployed middle-class brats with no marketable skills and a mountain of student debt to make our decisions for us.

>>552641
>re re re capitalism
Opinion discarded


>>552637
>u dont know how to argue!
>wall to wall ad homs
The cult of bernie never fails to deliver.

K-Pop Star IU Stole the Show in Gucci’s Front Row https://www.rctopnews.net/en/news/k-pop-star-iu-stole-the-show-in-gucci-s-
The South Korean singer-songwriter and actress made a splash at the brand’s fall 2020 show ...

Police in Cedar Rapids, Iowa arrested a man after he allegedly kidnapped a woman and forced her to watch “Roots,” a 1977 TV miniseries about slavery in the United States.

Cedar Rapids newspaper The Gazette reports Robert Lee Noye, 52, was arrested Monday.

A criminal complaint stated Noye forced the victim to watch the show, which is a nine-hour historical miniseries about slavery in the U.S. through the post-Civil War era, “so she could better understand her racism.”

The complaint also stated the suspect told the victim he would “kill her and spread her body parts across Interstate 380 on the way to Chicago” if she did not sit and watch the show.

The Gazette reports Noye is charged with first-degree harassment and false imprisonment.

https://www.wave3.com/2020/02/17/woman-claims-man-kidnapped-her-forced-her-watch-roots-understand-her-racism/
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>>552744
>btw I'm still waiting on you to provide one example of this working.
Its not our fault you're uneducated. If you've genuinely never heard of a man avoiding arrest or conviction by standing up for his rights and not allowing a police officer to violate the law unchallenged then you've either been living under a rock or you're a fucking imbecile and its a miracle that you can remember how to breath from one moment to the next.

>You get them to change their behavior through courts and through government.
You really have absolutely no idea what you're talking about, do you?
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>>552764
>If you've genuinely never heard of a man avoiding arrest or conviction by standing up for his rights and not allowing a police officer to violate the law unchallenged then you've either been living under a rock or you're a fucking imbecile and its a miracle that you can remember how to breath from one moment to the next.
Show me one video.

One video.

Or one link.

Of someone physically resisting police (refusing arrest, fighting, wrestling, etc.).

And everything worked out for that person at the end of it all.

Protip: you can't.
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>>552725
The real world doesn't operate like daytime television. If an officer tells you to do something, you do it, or you face the consequences. It doesn't matter if it's lawful or not, because an officer has the authority to force you to comply. The best you can do to contest that decision is to take him to court. There are no alternatives.
> defending a cop's right to break the law
Bruh, I'm stating a fact of life. You are well within your right to resist an officer's demands, but that has predictable consequences.
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>>551999
You want to see a happy ending? Watch Roots backwards!
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>>552784
>predictable consequences
Once again, you're acting like the cop isn't a person, but a force of nature that can't be resisted. You avoid ascribing them agency because you don't want people thinking about their motivations or conduct. You just want submission. And that is why you are a bootlicker.

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The three men who held up a CVS Pharmacy on New Year’s Day planned their moves meticulously.

The robbers hit at 5 a.m. They wore blue surgical gloves so they wouldn’t leave prints. They waved guns at employees and bound several of them with zip ties. Detectives would later review store surveillance video that showed one of the suspects casing the place the day before.

And they made off with a boatload of drugs in white garbage bags — more than 10,000 pills that contained the opioids hydrocodone and oxycodone, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. It had an estimated street value of about $320,000.

But as detectives investigated the area around the store, located at 30387 U.S. 19 N, they started noticing pill bottles, according to an arrest warrant. The robbers, it appeared, had emptied the bottles as they made their getaway, then tossed them out the window of their car.

Detectives started following the pill bottles like bread crumbs, eventually leading to a house at 1045 West Ave. There, they found the same White Chrysler 200 that had been recorded on surveillance camera fleeing the scene. White cotton and a pill bottle cap lay on the ground nearby.

The deputies detained the two men inside the Chrysler: Christopher Rachell Jr. and David Dobbins, both 19. They matched the descriptions of two of the robbers seen inside the store, detectives said.


https://www.tampabay.com/news/crime/2020/02/19/they-held-up-a-clearwater-cvs-then-a-trail-of-pill-bottles-led-police-to-their-door/
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>>552743
what happens when you work graveyard and need a prescription?
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>>552743
Yes?

It's like the one business that makes sense to be open 24 hours. Like, imagine going to get medicine in the middle of the night because you've got a headache of something that is actually killing you and the store just isn't fucking open.
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>>552743
Yes. Do you live in Europe perchance?
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>>552781
nope, murrica
more specifically new orleans, where the bars are open 24 hours and the kinkos isn't
in any event, i don't have any prescriptions, so i don't know about pharmacies
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Around _ never relax

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https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/02/assanges-lawyer-white-house-offered-pardon-if-russian-hacks-covered-up/

In August of 2017, then-Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) visited Julian Assange at the Ecuadoran Embassy in London. Rohrabacher told The Wall Street Journal that he was trying to broker a deal between Assange and the White House that would allow Wikileaks' Julian Assange to leave the embassy and be granted a pardon or similar clemency by the Trump administration—in exchange for information proving that the Russian government had not been the source of Democratic Party emails published by WikiLeaks.

But in court today, an attorney for Assange put a different spin on his dealings with Rohrabacher: the congressman promised a pardon in exchange for covering up Russia's role in the leaking of Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign emails. Assange's lawyer for his extradition hearings (Edward Fitzgerald) offered into evidence a statement from another Assange lawyer (Jennifer Robinson) which showed, Fitzgerald said, “Mr. Rohrabacher going to see Mr Assange and saying, on instructions from the president, he was offering a pardon or some other way out, if Mr Assange... said Russia had nothing to do with the DNC leaks."
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Imagine being such a faggot fucking cuck that you support this Trump clown
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>>552657
The only mentally ill with delusional fantasies are you faggots. End yourself subhuman cousin fucker
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>>552622
>>552723
so why didnt he take the pardon?
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>>552795
Nah.
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>>552797
because Assange, unlike the majority of us journalists, has honor and dignity, and he tells the truth.

Remember: Wikileaks has only leaked true information.

A memo obtained by BuzzFeed News outlines options to put leverage on states that, like New York, deny federal immigration officials access to state driver records.

The Trump administration drafted a slew of plans to consider not only circumventing state laws limiting the Department of Homeland Security’s access to driver records, but to retaliate against states that are refusing to provide the information they seek, according to government documents obtained by BuzzFeed News.

According to a DHS memo, the administration considered using “friendly” states to discreetly collect information for federal immigration authorities that would otherwise be inaccessible by law. The plans also include retaliation measures against states that limit access to records, such as closing down DHS offices there, refusing to accept their state identification, cutting TSA PreCheck services, and potentially subpoenaing for drivers’ licenses provided to undocumented immigrants.

The signed memo — written by James McCament, an influential agency figure and acting head of the DHS policy office, on Jan. 27 to acting DHS secretary Chad Wolf — offers a view into the agency’s secretive considerations to obtain the information it wants and, in particular, to punish New York for recently cutting off DHS access to driver records. New York also granted the ability for those without lawful immigration status to obtain a drivers license.

https://buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/dhs-memo-drivers-records-sanctuary
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>>552629
Nah, it's valid if your state isn't scummy criminal defending shit who refuses to share information with the DHS. I got Global Entry last month and it was a trivial process because they scanned my ID and got everything they needed to ensure I'm a US citizen with no criminal record. If I was from NY then I could have just been released from prison that morning and they wouldn't be able to find out in any official way.
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>>552631
If you're dropping to insults and unprovable claims, I don't see why you bothered replying anyway.
I asked for a source and got a "Nah". I accept your defeat.
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>>552656
Source was provided all the way at the top, champ. You've done nothing but entertain me with ignorance ever since. How would you make the system work with no database integration again? I don't remember you telling me your grand plan.
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>>552772
Source does not support your claim, champ.
If you truly feel it does, give the quote. Cause my ignorant eyes don't see it.
>I don't remember you telling me your grand plan.
You don't have to remember for it to have already happened multiple times.
Shall I ask a fourth time the same question accompanied with these posts? Rhetorical, aside am asking it.
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>>552785
>New Yorkers “can’t enroll or re-enroll” in the Trusted Traveler Programs — which includes Global Entry, Nexus and more — because the department “no longer [has] access to make sure that they meet those program requirements.”
If this was really retaliation then there'd be a lawsuit to make them take applicants. They know the rhetoric about it being retaliation is bullshit though, which is why one hasn't happened.
>already happened
Then I guess linking to your own post would be easy.

https://www.ecowatch.com/pipeline-protests-canada-indigenous-2645171362.amp.html

Anti-pipeline protests have shut down major rail networks across Canada as indigenous rights and environmental activists act in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en people of British Columbia, who are fighting to keep a natural gas pipeline off their land.
Canadian National Railway (CN) said Thursday it would shut down its freight network east of Toronto in response to rail blockades, CNN reported. The same day, VIA Rail, which predominantly uses CN tracks to run passenger trains, said it was suspending the majority of its service. Then, on Sunday, CN announced 1,000 temporary layoffs, The Globe and Mail reported.

"It's our future that's going to be destroyed – it's really important for youth," 17-year-old Malika Gasbaoui, an Ojibwa-Métis from the Laurentians in Quebec who visited one of the blockades, told The Globe and Mail.
Gasbaoui was visiting a blockade in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario, which has cancelled train trips for more than 83,000 people since it began. The blockade was launched Feb. 6 in response to a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) raid on camps set up by the Wet'suwet'en to block the construction of the $6 billion Coastal GasLink pipeline, according to CBC News. The demonstrators say they will maintain the blockade until the RCMP leave Wet'suwet'en territory.

Another blockade in the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory outside Montreal has shuttered a commuter rail into the city, The Globe and Mail reported. Anti-pipeline activists also held weekend demonstrations in Vancouver, Vaughan, Ontario and Niagara Falls, Ontario.
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>>552593
"Until we have rail service resumed, I would say no level of government is fulfilling its duties to help uphold the rule of law and ensure that commerce can flow freely throughout our country," Ryan Greer, senior director of transportation policy for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, told CTV Thursday.

CN did obtain an injunction to end the Belleville blockade, but the police have not enforced it, according to CNN.

The Canadian government said Sunday it hoped to resolve the tension through dialogue, The Globe and Mail reported. Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller pointed to two raids on indigenous camps in the 1990s that had ended poorly.

"My question to Canadians, my questions to myself and to fellow politicians regardless of the party, is whether we do things the same old way and repeat the errors of the past, or do we take the time to do it right?" he told The Globe and Mail.
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>>552592
Blocking a train? With what, their bodies? Parked cars on the tracks? Here in America the rail tracks are owned by the rail company. They have trespassers removed and press charges. Does Canada not own any tow trucks to remove abandoned vehicles? Are there no police? Is the railroad company not allowed to post "No trespassing" signs because its not pan-gender inclusive?

Seriously, this seems like an issue that a country with a seat at the UN should be able to deal with in a matter of days if not hours.
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Canada has this problem because they've always been far, far worse to their naive American communities than the USA. Canada doesn't honor it's treaties like the USA does, Canada has granted far less sovereignty to it's natives as well. Canada's large size and thin population density is it's only saving grace in this respect.
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>>552596
CN has filed an injunction against the protesters in BC and MB, so the police have dispersed them in those locations. They've done nothing against the blockades in AB, QC, and ON because they're waiting for the politicians to tell them what to do. The Conservatives have demanded that the RCMP step in and arrest everyone, but Trudeau wants a "peaceful" solution and avoid a repeat of the disastrous 1990 Oka crisis -- when the eponymous Quebec town tried to construct a golf course on Mohawk burial grounds, ended up with the military being called in to handle it.

Trudeau has said Canada is not a country “where politicians get to tell the police what to do in operational matters.”

>>552691
*Native
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>>552786
>CN has filed an injunction against the protesters in BC and MB

come again?


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