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12:09 AM
#BREAKING FIVE total people shot in Downtown Denver, per @DenverHealthMed. 1 was pronounced dead on scene. 4 taken to Denver Health. Conditions unknown at this time. @CBSDenver for more at 5 and 6.
At least 3 people and the suspect are critically injured after Chicago Mercy Hospital shooting - CNN https://apple.news/AfGDykheNTPieLtwlLznOpw
 
@TimStone dude has been trash for a while, glad to see it catch up
@TimStone ah goddammit
@TimStone wait these are different big shootings on the same day?
wtf
 
Yeah
@TimStone One of the victims was reportedly a doctor who was shot by her ex-fiance
So, essentially yet another case of domestic violence
 
12:46 AM
NYC's top watchdog alleges De Blasio called him up screaming in an effort to kill an investigation into city neglect of lead paint problems in public housing https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-doi-commissioner-fights-firing-20181119-story.html
Ah, well, a little lead paint never ki holds earpiece mmm
 
@TimStone amazon pushback really got him riled up
 
1:34 AM
@TimStone To be fair, they tried to schedule inspections to check for that sort of thing, but people wanted to go vote instead, so really the city can't be blamed for this at all
@TimStone What is RICO?
 
It's not RICO...err wait no it is
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (Act), it's an organized crime statute
Put extremely simply, anyway. Anytime there's some sort of conspiracy (like, people conspiring, not conspiracy theory) people are always like "OMG IT'S RICO!" but it's never actually RICO
 
@TimStone wasn't he already in jail
 
He was merely indicted earlier I think
I mean but probably also like yes in an "ever before" sense
Hmmm there is a link that makes Jacob Wohl's accusations look even worse which was funny but then I clicked through and it was written by the Krassensteins so now I'm just angry
@TimStone Responding police officer has died
Additional 3 deaths including the shooter
 
/me looks to the Onion
 
In uh...lighter....news?
Hot Cheetos turkey will spice up Thanksgiving dinner https://abc7.la/2TrGEVB
I present this abomination
 
1:48 AM
Y'know, they say "don't shoot the messenger", but in this case I think it's justified
 
Remember me as I lived, buried in Hot Cheetos
 
2:11 AM
The mayor of Elkhart, Ind., wants the Indiana State Police to investigate his city's troubled police department. But the state police just said: No. That's a job for the feds. The problem there? The feds no longer want that job. @ProPublica @SBTribune https://www.propublica.org/article/indiana-state-police-turn-down-elkhart-mayors-request-for-broad-review-of-citys-police-department
 
2:30 AM
The @NWSSacramento has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the #CampFire Nov 21-23. Multiple agencies collaborated to prepare for post-fire flooding and debris flows in advance of rain. Residents are reminded to remain vigilant and be prepared. Press release: http://tinyurl.com/campfirefloodpreparedness
jfc :/
 
2:57 AM
treatcast (hell world edition) https://t.co/XYMqk5H94j
 
3:29 AM
Democratic Socialists Distribute More N95 Masks Than the City https://sfwk.ly/2FvBfJX
 
 
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5:20 AM
@Unionhawk hell yeah
New @wesleysmorgan SCOOP: The Pentagon is set to begin a drawdown of its 5,800 troops from the Southwest border as early as this week, the Army commander overseeing the mission told POLITICO. https://politi.co/2Kgxxmq via @politico
 
 
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9:57 AM
@TimStone bUt 👏 HeR 👏 eMaIlS 👏
 
Crowd: "Lock her up! Lock her up!"
Someone: it's Trump's daughter
Crowd:.............."Crooked Hillary! Crooked Hillary!"
 
@Memor-X Cooked?
 
@fredley i think i fixed it
@TimStone [Insert joke about it being a code name for Trump and Pardons]
 
11:59 AM
@Unionhawk This doesn't surprise me at all
 
 
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1:58 PM
@Memor-X [Appreciative response]
 
Trump fans are spending their savings to buy millions of Iraqi dinars, convinced that Trump will use the near-worthless currency to make them rich. https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-fans-sink-savings-into-iraqi-dinar-scam
 
> Like other investors in the incredibly long-shot dinar scheme, Kotseos hopes that Trump and the Iraqi government will somehow “revalue” or “RV” the currency, boosting its current value of less than $0.001 to $3 or $4.
 
 
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3:29 PM
@TimStone Of the weird and completely out of left field things that exist in this administration, this is certainly one of them.
Also, that photo-negative of the kneeling crusader is just hilarious in this context.
It works on soooo many levels.
> “With what’s going on in Iraq right now, everything is so hopeful,” Kotseos said.
Jesus f--k.
 
Remember how laid off Toys R Us employees were told they wouldn’t get any severance pay? They organized and have now secured $20 million.
3
white nationalist cult, the Proud Boys, have finally been classified an extremist group https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/19/proud-boys-fbi-classification-extremist-group-white-nationalism-report?CMP=twt_gu
 
4:29 PM
@fredley talking about "spice" always gets the dune fanboi in me excited
@TimStone wut
 
@Unionhawk I can't believe that a group whose founder has stated that he saw that the "left can't fight" and wanted to start a "gang" that "can fight" could possibly ever be considered extreme.
 
@Unionhawk hell yeah
 
@Unionhawk lol suck it private equity chumps
 
@GodEmperorDune ha
@GodEmperorDune It's like the same day birthday game!
 
@Unionhawk it kinda bothers me that the ladies wing of the proud boys is called the "proud boys girls" instead of just the "proud girls" but i guess the sexism was already baked in
 
4:39 PM
@SaintWacko @TimStone thanks for bringing the Thanksgiving cheer :D
@Unionhawk Nice work
 
@TimStone take that senator elect mitt romney
 
> Trump’s Secretary of State hand-delivered plan to protect Saudi crown prince from murder probe
@GodEmperorDune That just sounds like a mess to say.
 
@GodEmperorDune Proud Boysettes
 
@TimStone ... Proud Bowsettes?
 
They haven't earned that
 
4:52 PM
@GodEmperorDune yeah, at the end of the day, one of the primary driving forces behind these people is a healthy mix of toxic masculinity and dedication to conservative 50s gender roles
I suppose the second implies the first there to a degree, but
 
Mueller might soon bring charges that even Trump die-hards can't trivialize - Los Angeles Times https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-litman-mueller-probe-blockbuster-developments-20181120-story.html
Narrator: lol, but they would
Peas or Carrots? Which Turkey just showed up in the @WhiteHouse Briefing Room? @EWTNNewsNightly https://t.co/RmgIRYXTW4
Aside from not just killing the turkey this isn't Trump's fault yet is still extremely dumb
Counterpoint though: The turkey is far more watchable than Sarah Sanders
> “One of the two turkeys will be selected via an online White House poll to become this year's National Thanksgiving Turkey. The turkeys have been carefully groomed for a White House event, trained from a young age to be comfortable with lights, crowds, and music to make them comfortable in the limelight.”
 
5:28 PM
Walmart asks GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith for donation back because of hanging comment furor https://cnb.cx/2QY5avM
lol
 
6:02 PM
re Amazon (this could go in either room because I can disguise it as about video games, but I am choosing to throw it here)
(this is a good series)
 
6:41 PM
That is an interesting video
 
Ave
jesus fufck
i'm just reading through tdor
and like
2016 we had one trans murder in tdor
hande kader
more on her (cw: sexual assault, death)
in 2017 we had NONE in tdor
zero
2018? we have 7.
two in istanbul (a single district in european side), one in ankara, rest of them spread across turkey
I just watched a thing on one of them, apparently she was stabbed by a client, with client later saying shit like "I thought he was a woman, he turned out to be a man".
guess who is even more scared of having a job that involves a lot of traveling now
and FUCK YOU AMAZON
you've been delaying the knife I relied on for a week now, and I already waited over a month
(it's small because it's not that legal to carry around a knife for offense or defense reasons, so I went with something that I can reasonably claim that I can use as a tool to open stuff)
 
Ave
7:02 PM
I just read through the whole list, read every single name, researched some. If you have time and want to just... idk, here's the link tdor.info
 
7:13 PM
@Unionhawk ah but what about insider gentrification?
A couple Amazon employees bought condos in Long Island City *before* the company disclosed that would be its new HQ, and lawyers say that’s legal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-employees-join-the-rush-to-buy-long-island-city-condos-1542709801
 
The official statement by Trump about Saudi Arabia and Khashoggi
 
And clearly actually by him, because whew
 
I can't really get used how insane those official statements can be
 
I'm curious if it was dictated and someone added the exclamation marks themselves or
 
@Ave holy shit
 
7:16 PM
@TimStone I don't believe he writes a statement like this entirely on his own, but it certainly has his voice. So either someone is channeling Trump, or he is editing or suggesting changes
 
Yeah, it's just weird because usually they say something unhinged in more polished language but this is just all around off the wall
 
This is, without a doubt, the most uninformed, imbecilic, toady, poorly-written, categorically untrue statement I have ever seen from a president of the United States. A complete disgrace. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-president-donald-j-trump-standing-saudi-arabia/
(evergreen tweet?)
 
Like someone kept asking him about it and he threw his hands up and said "I'm gonna write a statement" and told his staff writers he didn't need them because they weren't as good as him
 
@MadScientist what the fuck
@Unionhawk wow this is a good series, how did you find it?
 
A written statement, issued in the President's name from the White House, puts the CIA's reported high confidence assessment on par with Saudi denials. How appointed intelligence leaders could continue to serve after this betrayal is beyond me. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-president-donald-j-trump-standing-saudi-arabia/?utm_source=twitter
 
7:20 PM
It's impressive in how many different ways this statement is terrible
 
@GodEmperorDune our #poli-101 channel in discord
lol
the parking episode also got posted to bridge the other day
 
@Unionhawk so is all this data in cities skylines or did the guy pull it from somewhere else?
 
.@realDonaldTrump pardons "Peas", one the National Thanksgiving Turkeys, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) @AP_Politics @AP_Images @AP
 
@TimStone Lol, its like he's opening up to take a bite
 
@GodEmperorDune I mean, idk. Like, parking starts out like "in city skylines, you need between 0.75 and 2 spaces per floor space of a building", but then goes in on "this is way more complicated in real life even and parking minimums do this images of a lot of empty parking lots in urban areas"
 
7:26 PM
I plan to vote against any future arms sales and appropriation to Saudi Arabia. I also believe that the United States should consider sanctions against the crown prince and that the Saudi ambassador to the United States should not be allowed to continue in that role.
EXCLUSIVE on @AP — Never before publicly disclosed records show that student loan servicer Navient may have steered thousands of borrowers into higher cost repayment plans, and that the Department of Education may have kept these documents from authorities.
Oh, were they not supposed to do that?
 
> Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event – maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!
 
@TimStone devos!
 
> Representatives of Saudi Arabia say that Jamal Khashoggi was an “enemy of the state” and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, but my decision is in no way based on that – this is an unacceptable and horrible crime.
What's the point in mentioning this at all, if not to disparage the victim?
 
Ave
@Unionhawk this is really, really accurate for istanbul tbh
Thanks to gentrification, I pay more rent than my mom (who lives in Ankara), mom gets a three floor house in a nice spot, I get a single room that's in a less nice spot
 
7:37 PM
@puzzlepiece87 i mean there's also the thing where informed consent makes it so many early studies are unethical to even attempt to repeat
 
> Famous, long-established phenomena—the stuff of textbooks and ted Talks—might not be real. There’s social priming, where subliminal exposures can influence our behavior. And ego depletion, the idea that we have a limited supply of willpower that can be exhausted. And the facial-feedback hypothesis, which simply says that smiling makes us feel happier.
@GodEmperorDune Yes, it's very frustrating that this field acted so irresponsibly that two separate, very bad things tarnished so much of their research output.
 
@puzzlepiece87 it was irresponsible but i am glad that they kind of figured their ethical stuff out early on and are much better now
tech has not hit that industrywide reckoning yet
and yeah, a lot of the early experiments were extremely sloppy
 
@GodEmperorDune How did your presentation go?
 
@puzzlepiece87 it went well
 
@Unionhawk As an aside, some people really in the weeds in these city sims.
Like in the video, they were paving sidewalks and placing fences for block parks.
 
7:44 PM
one of the people i presented to remarked that all of things were so basic and low level, they were just taken for granted in their field (nonprofits)
 
BREAKING: Ex-MSU President Lou Anna Simon charged with lying to police about Nassar investigation https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2018/11/20/msu-michigan-state-lou-anna-simon-larry-nassar-criminal-charges/2068121002/ via @LSJnews
This is a hell of thing to type, but I reviewed the UFC's unhinged propaganda film. https://deadspin.com/ufc-is-streaming-a-bizarre-donald-trump-propaganda-docu-1830519160
Things are far too off the rails for a Tuesday. I guess maybe Thursday being a holiday makes today the new Thursday 🤔
 
@GodEmperorDune I'm glad to hear that :)
@GodEmperorDune What does this mean? That non-profits are already in good shape on those topics, or that they need to do more?
 
@puzzlepiece87 that non profits are more advanced and don't have the same toxic culture issues
iirc, they still don't have parity where exec leadership is fully representative of the population, but they are beyond "make sure that non-white/non-males get a chance to contribute in meetings and get credit for their ideas"
 
Oh no it's Person of the Year voting time again
That said,
@TIME https://t.co/19JE2hO7qy
 
@GodEmperorDune Good.
 
7:54 PM
@TimStone where can i vote for gritty?
 
@GodEmperorDune This is a fallacious question. Gritty is not a person but an all-consuming, alt-right destroying, socialist, hivemind zeitgeist born from the depths of human insanity and our collective subconscious godhead.
 
That's okay they have "Undocumented Children" as an option so the criteria is pretty loose
Amazing, Bolsonaro is on the list despite merely being a fascist who won and has not had time to do war crimes yet
 
@TimStone That sounds pretty yikes.
 
@TimStone Obama Peace Prize.
 
Yeah, but they had a (very ridiculous but technically acceptable) reason for that
 
8:08 PM
@puzzlepiece87 Really, it's not about the war crimes he's achieved but rather the aspiration of war crimes that we place our hopes in.
 
This would be true but the Person of the Year had to have done things during the year or the whole system falls apart!
lol Melania
 
@Yuuki The pitch floats across the plate... Yuuki hammers it out. Home run!
 
lol it was Thai Cave Divers and then Elon Musk, excellent
 
You are on your words game today, @Yuuki
@TimStone What did you do during the year that you won?
 
I can't remember which year that was :P
Oh wait I found the winner
It actually has more Yeses than Nos which is uncommon among the options
 
8:15 PM
@TimStone If you're going to present the planet as Person of the Year, you're using the wrong picture.
 
In case anyone was in doubt, yes, Jeff Flake was somehow on the list despite his entire existence being predicated on not effecting change
You guys, something really interesting is happening with Amazon workers in Minnesota. A group of Somali workers organized and appear to be the first known group in the US to push Amazon to the table https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/20/technology/amazon-somali-workers-minnesota.html
Outbreak Alert: Do not eat any romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts, chopped, organic and salad mixes with romaine until we learn more. If you don’t know if it’s romaine or can’t confirm the source, don’t eat it. https://go.usa.gov/xPAy5
 
@TimStone Those dern immigrants are terkin' err worker's rights negotiations.
 
BREAKING: Trump tells reporters on the South Lawn that he's going to "complain" about the 9th circuit. Calls it a "disgrace." “It’s not going to happen like this anymore” via @asebenius
He's...going to complain until someone gets shot, or? I don't understand
@TimStone Just burn all the damn lettuce, it's the only way to be sure
 
8:30 PM
@TimStone mr bone saw is currently winning
oh wait that was last year's poll
 
He is incidentally on this list too
 
@TimStone hell yeah
 
@TimStone Oh, it's another E. Coli thing. The tweet makes it kind of mysterious
 

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