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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.

PRIMARY TIPS

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.

WHAT KIND OF COUNSELING SHOULD I GET?

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.

ARE THERE RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR ME IN FLORIDA?

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.

I'M A PARENT AND NEED HELP FIGURING OUT HOW TO TALK TO MY CHILD ABOUT THIS

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

DOES IT GET BETTER?

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

North Texas teacher dies after getting the flu; had delayed picking up Rx because she couldn't afford $116 copay

North Texas teacher dies after getting the flu; had delayed picking up Rx because she couldn't af...
North Texas teacher dies after getting the flu; had delayed picking up Rx because she couldn't af...

Holland fell ill about a week ago and planned to pick up flu medication but felt the $116 copay was too high.

Her husband Frank Holland bought the prescription himself when he found out, but things worsened.

Still seems crazy that an otherwise healthy person can die in about a week after getting the flu.

Still seems crazy that an otherwise healthy person can die in about a week after getting the flu.

North Texas has had a crazy flu season. The number I heard last week was that more than 100 people around Dallas/Fort Worth have died this year from the flu. There was one story about a guy who got the flu, which led to pneumonia, then septic shock and had to get both legs and 9 fingers amputed. All from starting with the flu.

Yet were still the greatest richest nation? We treat those that educate the next generation like shit and pay them so crappy they can't afford meds. Shameful

Military veterans defy Jeff Sessions, fight for medical marijuana to kick opioid addiction

Military veterans defy Jeff Sessions, fight for medical marijuana to kick opioid addiction
Military veterans defy Jeff Sessions, fight for medical marijuana to kick opioid addiction

Jeff Sessions can smoke a bunch of peens. I am tired of these old politicians who grew up during the reefer madness era promoting legislation bashing marijuana usage.

..its not so much reefer madness to blame but the massive donations from pharmacutical companies to politicians.

It's because Jeff Sessions is dog shit.

And police forces? I dunno if they donate but they tend to enjoy all that funding they get from the war on drugs.

Pornhub and Twitter ban AI-generated 'deepfakes' videos that put female celebrities' faces on adult actresses' bodies

Pornhub and Twitter ban AI-generated 'deepfakes' videos that put female celebrities' faces on adult actresses' bodies
Pornhub and Twitter ban AI-generated 'deepfakes' videos that put female celebrities' faces on adu...

The porn is creepy but the real world applications seem like they could be really sinister.

It isn't going away. On the bright side, I suppose once the tech takes off, celebrities can just shrug off any compromising material as fakes manufactured by pervs on the internet.

/sub/deepfakes just got banned by Reddit about an hour ago.

Yeah, but have you seen the SFW deepfakes? They can be funny af.

Russian hackers found to be targeting US military contractors.

Russian hackers found to be targeting US military contractors.

Cue the Rus trolls to tell us how this is really no big deal, everyone does it, and Western democracies are no better than kleptocratic dictatorships.

Edit: And they're here.

The trolls' strategy is to use high-volume, low quality disinformation to confuse and falsely equate all nations, information sources, and politicians as corrupt and deceptive as Russia is as a means to negate their country's own hostile conduct.

Projecting onto enemies to negate liabilities is a classic element of Russian propaganda. This isn't much different than when Russian responded to concerns about Chernobyl with a list of everything wrong with 3 mile island. But realize whataboutism is not simply a defensive response to a particular charge. It's a long-term strategy that aims to instill its target with hyper-cynical beliefs that reject any expectation of truth or virtue.

This is the same strategy Putin uses domestically to convince the Russian populace there’s no hope for change. That way Russians are defeated in their mind before they can take to the streets. If they ever realized how they’re being robbed and stood up for themselves, Russia could have the GDP per capita of any Western nation.

Try mentioning how these aren't hackers, they're government funded operatives actively engaging in espionage and they certainly won't have any of that.

Because these are foreign intelligence agents, paid for by a government, actively attacking other nations.

NOT trolls.

When there are no consequences why hide it?

The Russian Government doesn't seem very good at this espionage shit as of late.

Tennessee sheriff taped saying 'I love this shit' after ordering suspect's killing

Tennessee sheriff taped saying 'I love this shit' after ordering suspect's killing

So a public servant meant to protect people admitted that he enjoys killing them? He’s going to have some serious paid vacation coming his way.

“They said ‘we’re ramming him,’” Sheriff Oddie Shoupe of White County said on tape in the aftermath of the killing of suspect Michael Dial. “I said, ‘Don’t ram him, shoot him.’ Fuck that shit. Ain’t gonna tear up my cars.”

Shoupe arrived on the scene shortly after police had shot Dial at the conclusion of a low-speed chase, clearly upset he had missed the excitement.

“I love this shit,” Shoupe said, apparently unaware that his comments were being picked up by another deputy’s body-worn camera. “God, I tell you what, I thrive on it.

“If they don’t think I’ll give the damn order to kill that motherfucker they’re full of shit,” he added, laughing. “Take him out. I’m here on the damn wrong end of the county,” he said.

This guy is way out of line, borderline psychopathic.

“I love this shit,” Shoupe said, apparently unaware that his comments were being picked up by another deputy’s body-worn camera. “God, I tell you what, I thrive on it.

“If they don’t think I’ll give the damn order to kill that motherfucker they’re full of shit,” he added, laughing. “Take him out. I’m here on the damn wrong end of the county,” he said.

And this is the guy in charge, who is not just setting the example, but demanding his officers follow suit. There is no such thing as a few bad apples when the bad ones are in charge and setting the pace. This is the definition of systemic.

Nope, the county district attorney declared it justified. He’s in the clear.

Judge orders New Miami, Ohio city to pay back $3 million in traffic camera tickets

Judge orders New Miami, Ohio city to pay back $3 million in traffic camera tickets

In NJ if you don't pay they suspend your registration and may or may not tell you. Also if you fight the ticket in court you get points imposed on your license which affects your insurance premiums. I believe the legal term for this is extortion.

Extortion it is. The ticket i get in the mail says in bold letters: Failure to pay fine will not effect your driver's license, insuramce, or credit. The camera company also owns the collection agency that calls/writes to collect. TN deemed it unenforceable without a real officer stopping you and writing a ticket. People still pay them. I guess its mostly older people and out of town/state people.

I love that. We just throw our tickets in the trash(TN). I dont know why they even have the cameras up any more.

Failing to come to a complete stop is running the red light.

I do it occasionally, but I wouldn't bitch about being caught breaking the law.

General Motors workers to get $11,750 profit-sharing checks

General Motors workers to get $11,750 profit-sharing checks

The company's UAW-represented workers will get profit-sharing checks of $11,750 on Feb. 23

this is because their workers are still unionized. good for them. profit sharing agreements used to be pretty normal before we killed labor unions.

But they did pay it back, with interest, well ahead of schedule. I grew up in a Ford family and even I knew that.

the industry as a whole only paid back 88.8%, but it you read the timeline, GM repaid the full amount it borrowed.

So this is nothing new then. Just the usual yearly profit-sharing checks but it's clearly be spammed to suggest this is somehow tied to something the Trump administration has done IE: "Tax cuts"

"General Motors made $12.8 billion in pretax profits in 2017 while reporting a net income loss for the year. The company's UAW-represented workers will get profit-sharing checks of $11,750 on Feb. 23.

The figure equaled what the Detroit automaker earned in 2016 and came as the automaker changed its global footprint by completing the sales of its Opel and Vauxhall brands and leaving south and east Africa and India."

Wall Street braces as world sell-off runs to $4 trillion

Wall Street braces as world sell-off runs to $4 trillion

Down 500 within minutes of opening. Geez

Yeah but you gotta start out a billionaire for that to happen.

Shortly after 10am EST and all major indexes are green. How much longer is Reddit going to panic for?

While panic is uncalled for, I think we should withhold judgement until the closing bell.

Try one of these subthreads