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brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


Leon Trotsky 2012 posted:

I think he is referring to the fact that the investigation and trial subsequently introduced evidence that he picked the club at random.

- He originally was looking at Disneyworld.
- The night of the shooting, he googled "downtown Orlando nightclubs" and started driving towards a different club that was the #1 result.
- Then, he waited outside that club for a while before driving away because there was too much security.
- He googled "downtown Orlando nightclubs" again and went to Pulse, which was the #2 result.





https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/what-really-happened-night-pulse-n882571

There was an On The Media episode about this several years back. Reminded me of David Cullen's book Columbine.

https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/segments/correcting-record-pulse-massacre

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brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


Leon Trotsky 2012 posted:

The average person age 18-25 with a 401(k) has $33,000 invested already.


This is "total household retirement savings" for Gen Z. How many Gen Z constitute their own household? Page 108 here: https://transamericainstitute.org/d...ment-report.pdf

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


Leon Trotsky 2012 posted:

I think household is only including the individuals and potential spouse, but that is a good point. They also say "workers between 18 and 25 already had $33,000," which doesn't seem like they would be counting parents.

Right, so how hard does "18-25 yo and already constitutes an independent household" skew things? How many Gen Z are even in that category?

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


Nail Rat posted:

I can't believe Johnson won despite the entire Democratic Party in Illinois throwing in for the fake Democrat

gently caress off Paul and Lori

JB sat it out at least

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


Another turncoat Democrat

https://twitter.com/Davis_Hammet/st...ingawful.com%2F

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


TheGreyGhost posted:

I mean, CA residential water usage per capita is flat or dropping pretty much everywhere in state, and the water restrictions were extremely painful to the people they should be. There are infrastructure steps that should be taken in state (wastewater recycling is nonexistent in LA county for example), but we basically all have to take the hit for Ag whenever things dry out. AZ hasn’t done that at all and insists on building awful suburbs and wrote their insane building codes so that a huge chunk of residences being built can get around proving durable water supplies. Keep in mind, Arizona had a shitload of aquifers that are essentially privatized Saudi water welfare, and California’s shipping of almonds and alfalfa are a massive problem that essentially dwarf all residential usage in the state. Like, Arizona is correct in stating people need water, but the fundamental problems can be summarized as “we probably shouldn’t grow things in Arizona”, “we need to stop exporting water-intensive crops from California”, and “tell the boomers to stop with the loving lawns”.

Also worth noting that there are parts of CA/AZ Ag that are objectively good and should be supported. You don’t have vegetables in the winter without them so keep in mind that the actual low hanging fruit is to find ways to make it fundamentally untenable to turn water into almonds/pistachios/alfalfa first.

Is growing FOOD wasting water?

Build DAMS NOT TRAINS





(Central valley heads know)

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


Twincityhacker posted:

Felony murder is the biggest one - you partcipated in a felony but you were not the one who did the actual murdering. Example would be particpating in a bank robbery, and one of your co-conspiritors killed someone, you would be charged with felony murder.



You can also be charged with felony murder if one of your co criminals is killed

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


Boy, economists really seem to hate the idea of labor having any sort of power or growth at all.

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


Also the $300(?) a month per child

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


UKJeff posted:

Fentanyl is the IV opioid of choice in most medical applications, in fact. Morphine and many other opioids stimulate the release of histamine , a potent vasodilator. This can lead to a dangerous drop in blood pressure, especially in patients who are critically ill or undergoing surgery. Additionally, patients with kidney failure—also common in critically ill patients, and many others—will be unable to excrete some of the morphine metabolites, leading to dangerously high levels thereof

Fentanyl avoids both of these issues nicely, it’s a very “clean” analgesic. In my experience, it’s probably used 20x as much as morphine in the US. Remifentanil and alfentanil are based off fentanyl IIRC, and are more potent and shorter acting, sometimes used in anesthesia

What I don’t understand is how these “FRS” can be classified as schedule I , given that the definition of schedule I means “currently no accepted medical uses”. Granted, it’s not like that’s true of heroin or cannabis either. Still, not exactly progressive drug legislation

My wife's epidural for childbirth was a big ol bag of fentanyl

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


Zapf Dingbat posted:

Geez, I'm from bama and I never paid attention to the congressional districts. I don't know if the districts look like they did when I lived there, but I can clearly identify a district that cuts out the nearly all-black city in one of the major metro areas, and lumps it in with the vast countryside to the north of it that is also heavily black. Just from my surface level knowledge of the area it's pretty egregious.

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


They should stop raising rates imo

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


what about pouring money into increasing production to meet demand???


no, the workers must suffer!

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


Nash posted:

Here in the wilderness of rural Illinois the big issues that drive GOP voters are

1. Guns
2. Abortion
3. Racism

I live in a pretty poor rural area. The kids at my school get free lunch because of the high poverty rate in the district. When talking about government aid they say that “city people” are just mooching off hard working Americans. I point out the high rate of government assistance even within the school “oh, but people around here deserve it”

idk why Pritzker hasn't signed it yet, but Illinois passed a "free school lunch for everyone" bill earlier this year. Unless he actually vetoed it for some reason, it'll go into effect on 8/14.
https://www.wifr.com/2023/07/27/free-school-lunch-bill-awaiting-governor-pritzker-approval/

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


What are the odds Nixon stopped doing crimes in August 1974?

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


Zotix posted:

It really isn't. There are nutrition labels on nearly everything, even if they are 20% off, it's not hard to add 20% to the calories, log it in an app(by scanning), and then eating less calories than you should. People act like losing weight is hard, it's not. If people can go to work and be a doctor, lawyer, IT professional, they can lose weight. I'd even go as far as saying if you can run a cash register, you have the ability to do the math needed to lose weight.

America just isn't a healthy country, both nutritionally and mentally. The general public just isn't read to accept that fact.

It absolutely is. Weight loss is 100% calories in vs calories out. You will not find someone who eats less calories than they burn, and adding weight.

NOVA had a good episode about how fat actually works a few years ago.

https://www.pbs.org/video/the-truth-about-fat-xnqm4i/

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


"why are you an addict just stop doing drugs loser" vibes on some posts itt

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


Bird in a Blender posted:

Some states are moving to abandon cash bonds all together. You’re either too much of a risk, so you go to jail, or you go free, no bond. I wonder what would’ve happened if GA had that kind of law.

As we all know the SAFE-T Act in Illinois means they let all the murderers go free!!

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


Leon Trotsky 2012 posted:

Current Senator, and former House member, Markwayne Mullen claims that when he was in the House that Matt Gaetz used to show everyone pictures on his phone of young women he had slept with and bragged that he ground up viagra and mixed it with energy drinks to have sex all night.

https://twitter.com/mkraju/status/1709765049051381761

I'm not sure which is wilder:

- That this is 100% true and they all kept it covered for Gaetz while he was still in their good graces.

or

- Now that he is mad at Gaetz, he decided to make up an insane story about him, but his totally insane story is still fairly plausible.


The wildest thing is "Markwayne"

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


I'm wondering why the kept the "with husband" in there instead of implying something more scandalous

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


zoux posted:

I'd like to see an more granular breakdown on how many of these Nazi school board candidates got cooked since they started this CRT nonsense, I know we had a ton of them go down here in 2022.

They lost bigly (though no 100%) in Illinois this past spring

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


GhostofJohnMuir posted:

what group on any end of the political spectrum has revisited their policy positions after a loss? trump republicans insist they actually won by millions of votes, sanders democrats insist also ran candidates clearing the field is an underhanded move that shouldn't have been allowed to happen, and centrist democrats insist ralph nader is personally responsible for all the evils of the last quarter century. expecting anyone to take a loss and think to themselves "maybe it's because i suck poo poo" is going to leave you perpetually disappointed

Democrats shifting right in response to Reagan?

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


RIP Rosalynn Carter

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


Foreign policy may not be a "major" issue in 2024 but 2020 was decided by 70k votes across three states, and 2016 was iirc 140k votes across three states. Marginal issues can matter a whole lot in close races!

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


Eric Cantonese posted:

Yeah. Don't ask Taiwanese people about Kissinger or Nixon.

Big fans!

https://twitter.com/kuomintang/status/1730053018136248468

brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


I read his da vinci book a few years ago. I assumed all of his stuff was that hagiographic.

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brugroffil
Nov 30, 2015


ummel posted:

Seriously, after the scotus ruling, democrats should be gerrymandering the poo poo out of every district they can. Stop playing a different game than they are.

Illinois leads the nation in gerrymandering advantage, which is good.

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