National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster Resigns, Will Be Replaced by John Bolton

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster Resigns, Will Be Replaced by John Bolton

Can't overstate how dangerous this is. Bolton still thinks the Iraq invasion was a good idea. He supports regime change in NK and is a major Iran hawk.

Very strange how Trump can say the Iraq war was a disaster and get 30k upvotes on reddit but hires this guy.

I'm ready for Sean Hannity to be announced as Chief of Staff.

John Bolton is very hawkish. By that I mean his policy on Syria, North Korea and Iran is very aggressive and pro regime change. This is very worrisome.

Bolton is worst case scenario. Dude LOVES war.

Texas serial bombing suspect 'dead' - US reports

Texas serial bombing suspect 'dead' - US reports
Texas serial bombing suspect 'dead' - US reports

I live .5 miles from where this went down. Woke up to helicopters and sirens. Then an explosion. This happened about an hour ago

Authorities found store receipts showing suspicious transactions and obtained a search warrant for his Google search history which also showed suspicious behaviour, an official told the newspaper

Google search history partly got him.

When he sent one via FedEx it was pretty clear he had a death wish.

Helicopter, sirens, THEN an explosion?

That kinda sounds like the bomber knew the jig was up and deaded himself.

Device explodes in FedEx building outside San Antonio, police say

Device explodes in FedEx building outside San Antonio, police say
Device explodes in FedEx building outside San Antonio, police say

This is a scary scenario because he's changing his bombing tactics. First he hand delivered the packages, then trip wires, and now actually using the mail delivery services. With how random these are he is either smart and planned this out or we could have a copy cat. The FBI might have a hard time with this one.

Other media sources are reporting that this package was being sent to Austin... And that FBI has said that it is likely connected to the other bombings. I really hope they catch this person soon.

Now that it's public knowledge people are more careful. I'm sure a camera will get a look at this guy or his car soon.

Fucking nutjob unabomber wannabe. I remember I wasn't allowed near the mailbox for about five years after that nonsense.

Scientist Stephen Hawking has died aged 76

Scientist Stephen Hawking has died aged 76
Scientist Stephen Hawking has died aged 76

Isn't it weird that, despite his having a famously incurable terminal illness, the thought of this happening really never occurred to me?

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." Rest In Peace Mr. Hawking.

"I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first."

Stephen Hawking

It's a shame but, I think he lived a very fulfilling life. He got an illness that usually kills most people in an incredibly short time, and then he lived out to a pretty healthy and average lifespan. All while being one of the most famous scientists of all-time, a person that was an inspiration and got so many others interested in science.

I have nothing but respect for him, I don't think history will ever forget this man.

Rex Tillerson fired

Rex Tillerson fired
Rex Tillerson fired

Yesterday Rex Tillerson said it was obvious that Russia was involved in assassinated that agent in the UK.

The real question now is what Mattis and Mnuchin do now. Remember they had a “suicide pact” to all resign if one was fired.

Well that's DEFINITELY what you do before an unprecedented diplomatic summit with North Korea.

If this was a TV show we'd quit watching long ago because it became too far-fetched.

'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 years in prison

'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 years in prison
'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 years in prison

Moral of the story: Be a humble white collar criminal

To think if he wasn't so arrogant and a showoff no one would know his name, let alone get a 7 year sentencing. I'd imagine most people who commit white collar crimes keep their mouths shut for the most part and try not to shine light on themselves.

Year for extortionate drug pricing: 0

Years for screwing over rich people with a ponzi scheme: 7

He was also smiling and giggling during the trial. That probably didn't play well with the judge.

Now let the feds give us the Wu-tang album. We truly live in the dankest timeline.

Man who yelled "get out my country" before shooting immigrants in bar pleads guilty

Man who yelled "get out my country" before shooting immigrants in bar pleads guilty

Purinton faces life in prison with no chance of parole for 50 years when he is sentenced May 4 for premeditated first-degree murder.

I hope he gets the max

Somebody wanted to retire in prison

He's a violent, angry bigot. Those guys live FOREVER. Apparently, seething hatred is the secret to immortality.

He's 52 and I doubt he's in the best of shape. 20-30 years would probably pretty easily still be a life sentence to be honest. No matter what happens, he's likely never getting out.

Samples confirm DEQ suspicions about GenX in rainwater

Samples confirm DEQ suspicions about GenX in rainwater
Samples confirm DEQ suspicions about GenX in rainwater

At least it isn't Millennials in the water

For you lazy fuckas

GenX is a chemical process that uses 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-2-(heptafluoropropoxy)propanoic acid (FRD-903) and produces 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-2-(heptafluoropropoxy)propanoate (FRD-902) and heptafluoropropyl 1,2,2,2-tetrafluoroethyl ether (E1). The process is proposed as a replacement for the use of toxic and carcinogenic PFOA (C8) for manufacturing fluoropolymers like teflon.[1]

GenX was released by DuPont into the Cape Fear River which feeds the Wilmington, NC water supply for decades resulting in controversy over its potential health effects.[2] On November 2, 2017, a federal lawsuit was filed by the Brunswick County Government alleging that DuPont failed to disclose research regarding potential risks from the chemical.[3]


The chemical GenX – used by DuPont to make non-stick Teflon cookware and other products – has caused cancer, reproductive problems, liver and kidney deformities, and other issues in lab animals, according to a new report.

GenX was the replacement for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a long-chain perfluorinated chemical previously used in Teflon products.

DuPont shelved PFOA in 2009, following a class-action lawsuit regarding health hazards associated with the chemical. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has worked to investigate and even discourage the use of PFOA, also known as C8, but has not determined that it "poses an unreasonable risk to the public."

Yeah rt but its not easy to find info on this chemical

Millennials ruin everything.

Thirteen Russians criminally charged for interfering in US election, Mueller announces

Thirteen Russians criminally charged for interfering in US election, Mueller announces

So can someone explain what actually happens when the FBI indicts Russians? They're not on American ground I assume, so can they actually carry out the arrests? What is Putin's likely response to this?

From a deleted thread, someone said that if they’re on American ground, they can be arrested. They will not be able to travel outside of pro-Russia countries without the risk of being extradited, and they will not be able to access any assets in the US. Putin is unlikely to extradite them.

For anyone reading here that might get confused like me initially, "IRA" here doesn't refer to the Irish Republican Army, but the Internet Research Agency (which is the troll farm/company/whatever you want to call it that the Russian gov't set up in 2014 or so to sow discord)

edited for clarity

For anyone not paying attention to what's really going on here.

Russia gets aggressive with their neighbors. US imposes economic sanctions, conspires to gut oil prices. Russian economy starts collapsing. Russia responds by investing in cyber and political(propaganda) warfare w/ the US.

Here's the thing though...the Russian's strategy only works if we let them divide us.

And, we need to start investing more in cyber defense/warfare. That's where the future is leading.

Shooting at South Florida high school

Shooting at South Florida high school
Shooting at South Florida high school

After I got shot, I kept hoping someone would just tell me what to expect. On the very slim chance you, person who is reading this right now, was at Parkland or knows someone who was:

Whoever you are, I remember what today feels like, and how alone and overwhelmed you must feel. You are not alone. There are thousands of us shooting survivors around, and we are all rooting for you to get through this. I'm going to lay out the advice I wish someone had given me, but the key pieces of advice are that it is okay for this to be big and scary and messy and overwhelming right now, and that it will get better.


Do not drink or do drugs to cope with this. Go to therapy. You frankly can stop reading here. Everything else I am going to tell you derives from these two points. The state government will pay for you to go to whatever therapist you want, even if you move out of state. They will do this until you are better. Pick the best therapist you can find and be greedy with how often you go. There is no set timeline for getting over this. Some people get over this stuff in a month. Some people take years. However long it takes you is okay as long as you are actively engaging in your recovery. Your parents will need to take keep track of a lot of paperwork. If that is not something they are going to be able to do a good job with, that's okay. Ask the hospital social worker if you can get a victim's advocate's card and make the victim's advocate handle the paperwork. It's okay if your world shrinks for a while. It's okay if your mom drives you around for a few weeks because you don't feel safe driving yourself around. It's not okay if you develop a drinking or drug habit. You will need to pick your emotional battles. Pick the ones that are going to matter five years from now. Fourth of July and New Year's Eve are going to be unexpectedly hard for you because fireworks sound like gunshots. This completely blindsided me while I was out on NYE--I don't want it to blindside you.

Please also be watchful for signs of PTSD. Here's a non-exhaustive list of symptoms to watch out for:

Having bad dreams at night or have trouble sleeping Being afraid or nervous Feeling very sad or angry or without hope Being forgetful or not able to pay attention Feeling as if you cannot control your thoughts and memories Losing or gaining weight Having headaches, stomach aches or problems eating Feeling like no one understands you or that your life was stolen from you Avoiding places with crowds Drinking or doing drugs Avoiding talking about the shooting

You might experience a few of these for a while, and then they'll dissipate on their own. Great! But if they persist or are interfering with your daily life, you might need to seek professional counseling. Please hear this: counseling is not anything to be ashamed of. If you need it, get it. Seriously. Like I said above, Florida will pay for it, and society wants you to take advantage of it.


I did prolonged exposure therapy (PET). I have gotten PMs from folks who did EMDR and liked it. At any rate, the most important thing is to find a good therapist. Someone at the school will develop a list of folks who are qualified to treat you. If you don't get the list directly given to you, contact your school counselor. If you don't have access to a list, or if you end up needing a therapist after you go to college, look for a level one trauma hospital in your area. See if the hospital has an affiliated "traumatic stress center" or "post-traumatic stress center." Very often, a hospital that receives GSW patients (like a level one trauma center) has a baked-in PTSD clinic. If they don't, they can probably refer you to wherever they refer their PTSD patients.


Yes. The standard Florida Victims' Compensation Program should apply, and I am confident there will be other financial and medical resources made available to you. I am also confident that your parents or a social worker will handle all of the paperwork--you should not worry about this today. If you ever need help figuring out what forms of compensation are available to you, you can contact the Florida Attorney General.


This guide from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychology might help guide your conversation.


Yes. You're not the first person to go through this, as awful as it is. I'm about three years out from being shot, and life is fairly normal these days. I sleep fine. I can go to places that look like where I got shot. I promise you, it will get easier--and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about what to expect.

ETA: A school shooting survivor reached out to tell me that one of the challenges she faced in the wake of her shooting is that some people judged other people’s grief and trauma if they weren’t in the “right” area of the school or something. She asked me to mention that you may feel the urge to discount or judge someone else’s story by comparing it to yours or to discount or judge your own story by comparing it someone else’s. That urge is super normal, and you should talk about those thoughts. (My therapist called it the process of “right-sizing the tragedy”). Talking about it with friends might make them less likely to get the help they need, though, so to the extent you can save that topic for therapy and your parents, you will probably be doing your friends a favor.

If you are a shooting survivor and would like to help me refine the above text, please PM me, and I will add it. I was not a victim of a school shooting, so I am particularly interested in hearing from school shooting survivors, as the issues facing teenagers are different than those facing adults. If you are a licensed therapist or psychologist, please reach out--I would really value your input.

This is an edited repost of a previously posted comment.

ABC Action news is interviewing a student live on air, and he brings up how when he was being evacuated he saw two dead bodies outside of his class. They've now brought up those two bodies three times.

It's a fucking kid. Stop asking him about his dead fellow students on live television. Jesus christ

Edit: If you're one of the students effected, this comment is here to help.

A parent just put the news reporter on blast for showing the faces of the kids crying.

These reporters are really badgering a high school kid to describe the bodies he saw as he ran out of the school? Fucking shameful reporters

Try one of these subthreads