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12:02 AM
So uh, I just learned this was a thing, that's now resurfacing in memes for obvious reasons? nytimes.com/2017/04/05/business/kendall-jenner-pepsi-ad.html
Pepsi Kendall Jenner commercial about how rich woman can save the day with Pepsi
At least I think that's Kendall Jenner? I'm not sure she looks like lol
I'm sure it come as now surprised that I didn't watch "Keeping up with the Shitty Rich People Who Want You to Idolize them For Being Rich and Help Make them Even More Rich"
 
@TimStone No, if you have a claim related to an act of terrorism the claim is shared with the feds
 
12:18 AM
@TimStone Maybe this will lead to the church marching with the protesters
That be something.
 
> Police grabbing media. I was grabbed by my bandana from behind and pulled into a group of officers as they approached me. An enquirer reporter just hauled off. t.co/cNreMVFgyH
Pat Brennan of the Cincinnati Enquirer, wearing an Enquirer logo polo and press credential lanyard
Hearing reports that the national guard is just planning to fucking murder people after 10pm in Columbus?
Uh
 
12:51 AM
@Unionhawk Oh joy
 
1:05 AM
obviously he's talking to his base there
first saying governors should dominate, now threatening to send in the military, not surprising he's sounding more like a dictator
 
@Memor-X Yeah, Shits fucked
 
reports of gunfire in Columbus
 
@Unionhawk Just coming in here to mention this
No more details yet from what I've seen. Just some internet posts.
 
columbus scanner suspiciously quiet
 
They might just be fireworks though
 
2:22 AM
Ok do cops seriously just use random words instead of ICAO phonetic alphabet what the heck that's columbus and cincinnati both use just random words on police radio
ugh and columbus uses 10 codes instead of plain speech
 
Why is that helicopter marked with a red cross
It's clearly not being used for a medical evacuation
 
2:40 AM
Sounds like shots are not related to national guard?
 
3:13 AM
Not that it or anything matters anymore but just for the sake of wrapping dumb shit up, Carole Baskins got the zoo
 
 
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4:49 AM
@TimStone …They made it into a whole video, how is this not a parody?
jfc
 
5:49 AM
Just woke up, and it looks like Trump fucked it up even more than I expected
 
 
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7:27 AM
@MadScientist This is a familiar feeling.
like no way he spins this one?
but FFS
Hear the Bishop on MSNBC
 
 
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11:52 AM
@TimStone I like how there doesn't appear to be anyone in his gang which isn't white.
@MadScientist He likes doing that
 
@MadScientist how? I'm not up to date yet with the shitshow. is this about the church thing?
 
@Nzall yes, and the whole using the military thing as well
 
Five police shot during U.S. protests, Trump says he could bring in military reut.rs/2AypwZ2
These police were shot last night
Aka all Trump did, obviously, was escalate things even more
> Demonstrators set fire to a strip mall in Los Angeles, looted stores in New York City and clashed with police in St Louis, Missouri, where four officers were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
I'm sure this is what he wanted, so he can use it to justify using lethal force
> “We had to protect our headquarters building, they were throwing fireworks on officers, fireworks were exploding on officers,” he told reporters. “They had officers with gas poured on them. What is going on? How can this be? Mr Floyd was killed somewhere else and they are tearing up cities all across the country.”
Welcome to the fear black people experience in your country everyday? That is pretty fucked up, though.
But well the US Justice system also brought all this on themselves :/
At this point I can't help but wonder if these protests will ever die down
 
12:10 PM
Everyone has seen the Australian press getting punched by police I assume?
 
12:29 PM
@MadScientist i heard but wasn't sure if that was in the states or here
 
@Memor-X in DC as far as I understand
 
we've been getting some protests along the lines of Aboriginal Lives Matter as a flow off from what's been happening in the states
@MadScientist it's still crap it's happened but i'm sorta relived that it wasn't in Australia from our protests
granted i don't know if ours have turn violent
 
There's also video from the actual live coverage by those reporters
 
@MadScientist I don't really like that /r/PublicFreakout has turned into /r/PoliceBrutality
 
@MadScientist I'm not even surprised
 
Tim
12:40 PM
Happy Tuesday to everybody
 
Tim
This room is unanimously left/progressive. I saw quite some holding different views on other social media, especially in facebook groups of local towns/cities in deep blue states, and that makes me scared
 
envious of the people out there like "this would have never happened under obama"
Oh to have the memory of a goldfish
 
Uh yeah, faaaairrlyyy sure even I, a not-american, remember this same damn shit happening then...
 
Tim
I meant they were attacking the entire left wing
 
12:53 PM
Main difference if Obama was in power is the POTUS wouldn't be actively escalating things.
Obama had 8 years in office and never addressed the issue of corruption in law enforcement, while this kind of shit was happening, so it's not like 4 more years would've made a difference.
He might actually respond with trying to enact actual change... but again, all this would've still happened. Plus, again, he had 8 years to already implement change and did nothing.
 
Tim
Especially in the first 4 years when democrats were majority in both chambers? The second 4 years there were a lot of obstructions in the senate
 
a...pparently the state department is meeting with Tianamen Square survivors today
What
 
Tim
@Unionhawk Tomorrow is the anniversary.
They want to increase the international tension.
possibly for helping reelection
 
1:25 PM
Ooh hey, first these white people try to dissuade me and a friend from going to solidarity protests with things like "black people don't need that" now they're trotting out all lives matter things
These are the same people that ganged up on me (a trans person) saying "No no no, $term isn't a slur against trans people, it's perfectly fine to use"
Well "ganged up"
Refused to listen when I said nooo it's basically considered not a good term
And that they were right and I should listen to them
(both me and the friend are white, for the record... they were trying to say solidarity isn't needed)
 
Remember: clean water only in the unknown likelihood that you experience exposure to chemical weapons (there's a reason emergency eyewash stations are just water and not some baking soda nonsense!)
 
Fortunately I'm in the netherlands
And our police isn't a bunch of... well checks notes fascists
Not perfect of course but...
 
I'm just trying to counter all the people online who are talking about doing chemistry in people's eyes
 
Ahhhhh
Yeah
 
Even weirder is the "slice an onion in half and put it in a bandana" like? That's also a lachrymator?
Hello?
Why would that work?
 
1:32 PM
!!SCIENCE!!
 
@Unionhawk I think the idea behind it is just to cry even harder so your tears wash away the chemicals, which, I mean, is pretty much the whole point of tear gas
 
That doesn't make sense
 
@Unionhawk YOU don't make sense!
 
Multiple things can not make sense, for example, Uni, WIpqozn, your mom
 
2:07 PM
from my city yesterday
In support of the protests in the US, and BLM
 
2:24 PM
Okay, who had "ICE starts gassing their prisoners with Coronavirus Disinfectant" on their migrant holocaust bingo? news.yahoo.com/…
oh, this is really SMRT: claim you're not doing anything wrong because you're following the guidelines from the (recently gutted) EPA
 
2:54 PM
 
3:07 PM
@TimStone a good flight simulator reconstruction popped up on my YouTube recommended: youtu.be/zO5rXxJRmf4
Essentially: flight was too high and too fast on the approach. Because they were overspeed, the landing gear did not deploy. Pilots either did not hear or ignored several master warnings about improper landing configuration, and GPWS gear and flaps warnings. The captain noticed that they weren't slowing down because the gear wasn't on the ground, and initiated a go around, but the engines struck the ground during the go-around, causing an oil and hydraulic leak.
 
@fredley Curse that "stars reserved for News items" rule!
 
I don't know if I buy landing gear deploying since the go-around procedure is set TOGA->retract flaps 1 position->upon climb call positive climb and command gear up
But it seems possible and definitely would not help maintain altitude
They did ignore "TOO LOW - GEAR" though so
 
@Unionhawk I guess the "good" news here is that given the actual audio it was definitely an accident, but urgh, seems like a lot of factors at play :/
As an aside, not that interference isn't commonplace in air communications, but jfc someone get Karachi Tower a better mic
 
@Wipqozn It is news tho
 
@fredley You raise a compelling argument!
 
3:22 PM
Jesus fuck though, everything is depressing right now. I think I need to step away, looking at Twitter/news sends me down a spiral. I've made a donation, I don't know if there's anything I can do right now, and being swamped in the inhumanity of it all is exhausting.
 
My biggest regret from my past job is I never got to spend more time wth DeAdder and mackinnon. They're both really great folks I wish I got to work alongside more closely.
 
@TimStone Definitely seems like pilot deviation though like
You're thousands of feet high there is no WAY you're established
Take the delay vector for godssake
 
3:40 PM
Yeah, got strong "I can't admit I fucked this up" vibes
 
It's way less annoying to delay than to go around
 
tfw you put the cockpit notifications on vibrate apparently
 
@Tim two years. 2010 was the big Tea Party election and loss of unified government.
 
So she uhhh
Addressed the conflict between the curfew time and the polling time by not addressing it
 
@TimStone Don't worry, I'm sure they'll be very selective in which people showing up at the polls past curfew will be targeted...
 
4:34 PM
Boy, that 4% is extra super delusional:
Went back and forth between the Nick Cage vs Willy Wonka "Really" meme, but I think this one more fully captures the nuance I was going for.
In unrelated bad news:
> Most Americans, more than 7 in 10, say they would get a free vaccine, with 43 percent saying they would definitely do so. Among Republicans, though, only 58 percent say they would probably or definitely get the vaccine — with a quarter saying they definitely wouldn’t.
 
Not sure if it's disturbing or encouraging that only one fourth of Republicans believe Bill Gates is trying to inject them with a microchip
 
I think the fact that one quarter of all Republicans say they definitely would not get the vaccine is the more important takeway here.
 
Right but I assume that's because they think the above
 
Perhaps the Bill Gates theory falls under "other"
 
@BradC I'd think it'd fit the trust category
Other would probably be something like medical reasons (allergic to vaccine) or religious reasons
 
4:49 PM
@Nzall probably. A disturbing number of people are distrustful of vaccines altogether
 
@BradC I think i saw a video recently explaining that people tend to overestimate negative risks and how likely they are to apply to them
 
Yeah, I think it could fall under all of the categories, heh
Depends on which part of "Plandemic" you're most enamoured by
Then general anti-vaxx and "it's just the flu" people
Which like, get your flu shots too ya dinguses
 
I think
it's explained in the video I linked
 
> “i want to begin today by saying i’m sorry,” [richmond] mayor stoney says, to a chorus of cries of “fuck you”
 
it's actually the other way around
Voluntary risks are more acceptable than involuntary risks
Like, that video explains a lot of intricate details about risks
 
4:59 PM
(richmond police, like every other police department in the country, attacked a peaceful demonstration yesterday)
 
@Unionhawk As one does
 
5:21 PM
@BradC polling has actually been changing a lot on this
> NATIONAL POLL: Majority (57%) says police are more likely to use excessive force on blacks than whites. Up from 34% in 2016.
> By RACE:
87% Black (77% in 2016)
63% other minority groups (39% in 2016)
49% white (25% in 2016)
I mean it’s EXTREMELY far from reality
But still good that more people are understanding the major systemic problems in policing
 
6:02 PM
Reports of unexploded ordinance just lying around in DC
Ah
I see
> !!! @RepEliotEngel heard on hot mic asking @rubendiazjr for a turn to speak, says twice, "If I didn't have a primary, I wouldn't care."

Diaz responds, "Don't do that to me."

(h/t @News12BX livestream) https://t.co/eQnkzLiEId
lol
yeah we know
 
god dammit
At this point, honestly
we need to figure out improvised spike strips
immediately
like, anything to take these deadly weapons out of people's hands
 
@TimStone ???
what the fuck??
 
Fascists 🤷‍♂️
 
@MBraedley Yeah, he's reallyon fire
 
At this rate, he's going to win 2 more awards next year.
#GiveDeAdderAPulitzer (even if his work hasn't appeared in a US paper)
 
7:54 PM
"SPURS DEBATE???" That's the best you can do, WSJ?
How about this from conservative George Will:
> Those who think our unhinged president’s recent mania about a murder two decades ago that never happened represents his moral nadir have missed the lesson of his life: There is no such thing as rock bottom. So, assume that the worst is yet to come.
 
So the NYPD is going to cover their badge numbers, ostensibly to commemorate their COVID victims
 
8:13 PM
@Nzall I was just this second considering changing my avatar to black. Then I saw yours. Yours is the first I've seen so far.
Or is that your everyday avatar?
I need new glasses. I see now that it isn't all black.
A rector from the church is on CNN right now. She be PISSED
And she's holding back tears.
 
@Jolenealaska that's his every day picture-of-spaaaceeeeeee one
 
@Jolenealaska It's the Pale Blue Dot
 
8:29 PM
LOL I really, really do need new glasses.
 
I mean at 16x16 I don't think the Earth is visible in that image
 
@PrivatePansy at 16X16 you can't even see the lines
it's symbolic: if you zoom out far enough, we're all in this together
 
8:52 PM
> NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: "An attack on police officer is an attack on all of us." t.co/P2hzlQxR4S
Mayor de Blasio, blink twice if the police union is holding your family hostage
 
@Unionhawk blinks frantically
 
It's so disgusting to see the videos of police violence being posted faster than you can even watch them. This is all so fucked up
 
Instigated by Trump and some real voters just love him all the more for it. Orwell could not have imagined this.
 
9:32 PM
@MadScientist One video I keep thinking of is the one with that cop dancing all excited to get started.
Philly cops arrest man who tells them he cant breath; screams "That shit won't work here" v.redd.it/2ulwn08abi251
Fishing for cops v.redd.it/r7mz75sidh251
Really nice to see the protests of support going world wide
 
The live coverage of the Houston event is making me cry.
 
9:49 PM
Police lured Peaceful protesters in by kneeling. Then start attacking the crowd as they are cheering. Location: Wilmington, NC v.redd.it/zrdrt4jbxi251
@Jolenealaska Houston event?
 
Yeah. George's hometown. NBC now.
 
Cops shooting for uh no reason v.redd.it/kgr9swc9qi251
 
@Wipqozn That one looks like it might not be what the title says. Probably is, but possibly not.
60K marching (according to the mayor) at the protest in Houston.
 
Protestors helping clean up riots v.redd.it/qgenqz9yni251
There's no reason to show up to these protests wearing a Trump shirt except to cause trouble v.redd.it/w5n7pg3nli251
Which is exactly what they want, since they can falsely claim they're victims
 
10:18 PM
god, hang on let me find "I am walking away, but, not because you told me to" guy
Toronto
god, "Nice shirt buddy! What's that shirt stand for tell us!"
Does my man only own nazi punk shirts or something
 
Skrewdriver were an English Neo-Nazi punk band formed by Ian Stuart Donaldson in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire in 1976. Originally a non-racist punk band that was very influential to later Oi! bands, Skrewdriver changed into a white supremacist rock band after reuniting in the 1980s. Their original line-up split in January 1979 and Donaldson reformed the band with different musicians in 1982. The new version of the band played a leading role in the Rock Against Communism movement. == Career == Ian Stuart Donaldson, formerly of the cover band Tumbling Dice, formed Skrewdriver as a punk rock band...
Since I never heard of them before. Probably because I'm not a Nazi.
Is Wikipedia one boxing broken now too? Jfc lol
Nope, was the M
 
> Opinion: Donald Trump is the real anarchist
Hmm no
 
lmfao no, I refuse
 
As an anarchist, no
 
11:50 PM
Seth Rogen has been telling racists to fuck off on Twitter. My respect for him just grew.
My twitter block list has grown large in recent days
 

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