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Teenage boy in India kills his father for raping sister

Teenage boy in India kills his father for raping sister
Teenage boy in India kills his father for raping sister

He should have a medal.

Well that is just a horrific situation.

Honor killing done right.

And complimentary therapy for the whole family. Being in the right doesn't negate a traumatic experience. (Not saying that's what you said) :)

Trump travel ban injunction lifted in part - BBC News

Trump travel ban injunction lifted in part - BBC News
Trump travel ban injunction lifted in part - BBC News

Ruling was basically 9-0.

6 people voted to partially re-instate it, 3 voted to fully re-instate it

Where are our Reddit constitutional law scholars today? I was informed that the president doing exactly what the US constitution says he can do was unconstitutional...

Apparently those rubes in the Supreme Court weren't informed. /s

I expect a reasonable dialogue will stem from this, and our country will be stronger for it.

Basically, the SCOTUS is saying that the preliminary injunctions issued by the lower courts were too broad, because they didn't properly weigh the fairness of each section.

Specifically, the preliminary injunctions were fine for affected individuals with a good faith connection to the U.S. (like having family or employment here). However, the SCOTUS is saying that the preliminary injunctions went too far regarding people with no connection to the U.S. (like first-time visitors).

This ruling says nothing about the actual constitutional merits of the Executive Orders themselves. This only says that the lower courts made errors in how they issued their preliminary injunctions.

Regarding the actual constitutional merits, Trump fans shouldn't get their hopes up, especially if they also respect the rule of law in this country.

The issue isn't what the President can order; it's whether the Judiciary has any power to interfere with his orders. Trump's DOJ is arguing that a President's orders are completely immune from judicial review whenever the President merely invokes "national security" as a rationale.

The only way Trump can win is if SCOTUS agrees to voluntarily limit the power of the entire Judicial Branch forever going forward. Not just for these Executive Orders, but for all Executive Orders by all Presidents into the future.

This would take a huge bite out of the Marbury v. Madison decision, which everyone has relied on since 1803.

Exclusive: U.S. warship stayed on deadly collision course despite warning - container ship captain

Exclusive: U.S. warship stayed on deadly collision course despite warning - container ship captain
Exclusive: U.S. warship stayed on deadly collision course despite warning - container ship captain

Reminds me of this:

US Ship: Please divert your course 0.5 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.

CND reply: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

US Ship: This is the Captain of a US Navy Ship. I say again, divert your course.

CND reply: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course!

US Ship: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS CORAL SEA*, WE ARE A LARGE WARSHIP OF THE US NAVY. DIVERT YOUR COURSE NOW!!

CND reply: This is a lighthouse. Your call.

Sounds similar to what happened with the Andrea Doria when she collided with the MV Stockholm. Both ships turned to avoid a collision but the combination of their turns canceled each other out so they collided.

I wouldn't necessarily think this man is telling the truth. The satellite gps data shows the container ship sailing back on course for half an hour. It was on autopilot. It was an hour before it came back to the site of the accident.

That said being hit on starboard side def indicates the fault of the destroyer. The container ship crossing on their right had right of way.

The Navy ship should have multiple lookouts plus radar with the operations room screaming at the bridge to change course. And the captain should have been woken up with another ship that close. So many things failed, and people died.

Now, now.

I didn't say it happened.

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SpaceX successfully completes two Falcon 9 landings in one weekend.

SpaceX successfully completes two Falcon 9 landings in one weekend.

Falcon 9 system appears to be locked down. Even in some of the worst weather conditions yet they still recovered the first stage at sea. I'm very optimistic about the success of Falcon Heavy.

Falcon 9 system appears to be locked down.

Knock on wood. I want to go to space someday. SpaceX is the most realistic option. So hopefully they continue to be successful

Also, Fridays launch/recovery was with a "flight-proven" first booster - aka reused

It's nice to read some positive news once in a while. Every SpaceX achievement is a breather from the drumbeat of horror that is the hourly news.

Going to watch the video now.

Texas Is Too Windy and Sunny for Old Energy Companies to Make Money

Texas Is Too Windy and Sunny for Old Energy Companies to Make Money
Texas Is Too Windy and Sunny for Old Energy Companies to Make Money

It's a shame these companies that style themselves as being in the energy business aren't really interested in energy at all. If I had a way to resell energy I got for next to nothing — wind and solar — versus having to constantly find new and more expensive sources of a limited resource like coal/petroleum, I'd be all over it.

Does this mean Hank Hill will no longer sell propane and propane accessories?

They are installing wind towers all across the state. They are building new solar power facilities in multiple locations - But why more solar is not being installed at commercial scale, or required on rooftops, is a bit baffling...you get out by Lake Amistad, the entire cities of Del Rio and Uvalde could be powered by solar, the sun is blistering hot all year long. Solar panels on roofs protect from hail damage as well...

And if they do, we ask them politely but firmly to leave.

Pentagon OKs gay, active military member to wear uniform in Pride parade

Pentagon OKs gay, active military member to wear uniform in Pride parade
Pentagon OKs gay, active military member to wear uniform in Pride parade

All this guy basically did was get permission to do something many people have already done and gotten in trouble for. Kudos for him for following regulations in seeking approval to do something before actually doing it. I'm sure there are other stipulations that they gave him that weren't made public in the article such as how to behave and what he can and cannot do while there.

Ultimately though he followed the chain of command by seeking permission to do something that is normally against the regulations. Article is misleading.

Edit: He is not active duty though. He is in the national guard. He can get active duty orders but he is not active duty.

Edit 2: So many people care if he is active or not. Really who cares. The more important part is that the pentagon approved him to wear his uniform. He followed his chain of command and did things the right way. This is a big deal for the pentagon to approve him to wear it. Definitely a smart guy!

Good. Fundamentally the US military fights, for their right, to party

Of course hes national guard. No one active duty would want to wear their uniform outside of work.

ITT a bunch of people who dont understand why someone who wears a unifrom for a living, might want to take it off occasionally.

I think it's nice to see that the pentagon basically aknowledges that being gay is not a political statement.

Cambodian female workers in Nike, Asics and Puma factories suffer mass faintings

Cambodian female workers in Nike, Asics and Puma factories suffer mass faintings

Such companies should have demanded that heat reclaim system were installed, to pull out hot air and dust. Shameful given that it would make no impression on their profits.

Nike had to cut back on air. They were saving it all for their Jordans.

Shameful given that it would make no impression on their profits.

But it'd start the standard that they actually have to take action..

Oh well.

Know how to stop this?

Pass legislation requiring companies with US offices and US sales to follow minimum safety guidelines set out by OSHA, regardless of the country the factory is in, and require US-approved inspections.

Can't inspect the factory because the country won't allow inspectors, or the country won't allow those safety requirements?

Too bad! Guess you won't be selling those products here.

It doesn't even need to be that demanding, but sadly, "don't kill people" has to actually be legislated.

Russian man charged with 729 counts of rape against his five foster daughters

Russian man charged with 729 counts of rape against his five foster daughters
Russian man charged with 729 counts of rape against his five foster daughters

15 years of prison for ruining 5 children during* 5 years ... Really ? That's just too low.

I'm pretty sure the phrasing in the article isn't really accurate, as a single count will get a max of 15 years... Not sure how they stack each of the individual charges though.

Edit: To clarify, unsure if they serve sentences concurrently or consecutively in Russia, or if it's up to the judge's discretion. If it's all concurrent sentences, then 15 years is the max.

More. He'll be dead within the year.

Do Russian inmates hate pedophiles as much as American prison inmates?

CIA director says leaks are on the rise, cites "worship" of leakers like Snowden

CIA director says leaks are on the rise, cites "worship" of leakers like Snowden
CIA director says leaks are on the rise, cites "worship" of leakers like Snowden

I liked Snowden's response:

It's no surprise @CIA is baffled to find the public respects those who reveal official crimes more than those who commit them.

These guys are never going to have their "Are we the baddies?" moment, no matter how many skulls are on their caps.

Just to keep this fair and balanced, remember that Obama was very aggressive in his hunting and punishing of leakers.

I don't see why this guy is so concerned about leakers. The CIA has a inscription "The Truth Shall Set You Free" on it's wall https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/headquarters-tour/headquarters-photo-tour

I'll never understand why politicians think they can hide the truth.. People always find out the truth and they always get in trouble for it.

Bernie and Jane Sanders, under FBI investigation for bank fraud, hire lawyers - CBS News

Bernie and Jane Sanders, under FBI investigation for bank fraud, hire lawyers - CBS News
Bernie and Jane Sanders, under FBI investigation for bank fraud, hire lawyers - CBS News

Resist being a hypocrite. If there is something there.....investigate it and let the facts come out as they may. Maybe the accusations were motivated by partisanship but that does not necessarily mean somebody is innocent. That is the same thing Trump Cultists say "Well the IC and FBI were run by Obama people thus Trump's people cannot do wrong."

It is asinine. Maybe the Sanders are guilty and the guy who blew the whistle is a Koch brother funded MAGA screaming nutjob who writes opinion pieces about how Mexicans are here to rape white woman....does not mean what the Sanders did is any different.

Let the FBI investigate and go from there.

Yes. I don't care who it is or what party they are, if someone is corrupt they gotta go. Do I hope Bernie is clean? Yeah, but if the FBI finds out he isn't then he's got to be punished just like anyone else, even losing support and respect of the people.

The guy making the accusations and who happens to be the VT GOP chairman, Brady Toensing, seems t... No surprise someone fond of fruitless allegations ends up as Trump's VT chair.

I'm a Bernie fan, but if he or his wife did something illegal they should have to pay for it. It's sad if they are actually guilty though, as Bernie is probably one of the few people in the Capitol that is though of as an honest politician.

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