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US Army base on lockdown, sixty four soldiers busted in cocaine drug ring

US Army base on lockdown, sixty four soldiers busted in cocaine drug ring

I remember when an entire squad pissed hot for coke. 64? That's almost 2 platoons. Some officer is getting hard thinking of the safety brief and powerpoint lecture he gets to give now.

Some other officers are getting hard relieved for causes and considering their civilian options, because they're not getting promoted and thus their careers are over.

I'm willing to bet it was maybe 2 squads from 2 different platoons actually doing anything shady. Then both platoons, or 64 soldiers, get investigated. It is hard enough to coordinate 64 soldiers to act like fucking soldiers. Coordinating 64 soldiers in a cocaine drug ring would be almost impossible.

how dumb coked up do you have to be to pose for the picture at the top of the story

Sources: Fox News Has Decided Bill O’Reilly Has to Go

Sources: Fox News Has Decided Bill O’Reilly Has to Go
Sources: Fox News Has Decided Bill O’Reilly Has to Go

Allegations come in. O'Reilly goes out. You can't explain that.

Edit: FUCK IT! WE'LL GILD IT LIVE!

It's because he lost his sponsors.

Not because he sexually assaulted women.

Edit: 15 Years of settlements, guys.

It was the sponsors.

Fox sent a powerful message: a workplace culture of rampant sexual harrassment and aggression will only be tolerated for 2 decades

oh when they spin it, it will be 100% bill's idea to leave the no-spin zone.

Death of first female US Muslim judge being treated as ‘suspicious’ by police

Death of first female US Muslim judge being treated as ‘suspicious’ by police
Death of first female US Muslim judge being treated as ‘suspicious’ by police

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/nyregion/sheila-adbus-salaam-new-york-judge-hudson-river-commi...

Her name led to confusion about whether or not she was Muslim. Gary Spencer, a spokesman for the Court of Appeals, said she had told him that she was not.

Wouldn't it be great if people could get their facts straight?

I love that The Independent, whose articles are posted to reddit hundreds of times daily, is either so incompetent that they can't be bothered to spend 3 minutes fact-checking on google, or is so biased that they'll deliberately print a false, inflammatory headline.

Well any dead body found in the river is suspicious. This one simply belonged to a prominent person.

She wasn't a Muslim friendo

http://www.nycourts.gov/ctapps/jasalaam.htm

"While it was widely reported that she was the first Muslim to be a member of the New York Court of Appeals, she never converted to Islam. Rather, she merely took her first husband's Islamic surname, according to Court of Appeals spokesman Gary Spencer.[14] The claim that she was a Muslim is believed to have originated in a press release by New York state senator Kevin Parker following her nomination in 2013"

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Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide

Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide
Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide

tfw you could've won multiple super bowls and have millions of dollars, and all you had to do was not murder someone

Motherfucker had everything in the world. Had to throw it all away, even his own life.

4 years ago, he was a world class football player.

4 years later, he is sentenced to life in prison for murder.

Now, he is dead. How fast life can take such a dramatic u-turn.

Not sure if this has been explained yet but...

So out here in Boston there is a local sports talk radio show called Toucher & Rich. Last hour they had on a law professor and a lawyer to explain what's going on and why he probably did it.

Because his murder conviction is in appeal, and his recent gun charge will go into appeal...now that he is dead, those appeals cannot be heard and those convictions will be vacated. And while this doesn't help with the civil suits his family/estate will face from the victims families, it does make it so that officially Aaron Hernandez does not have any convictions under his name.

Now what that means in the grand scheme of things is his family is now technically entitled to his NFL pension, his signing bonus and any other money the Patriots owe him. I'm sure they will fight it but it gives the family a leg to stand on.

This happened in the case of the Catholic Priest that touched all those kids. Father Goggins I think his name was. Convicted, appealed, offed himself and they vacated the convictions. The families still were able to bring civil charges but he officially never got convicted.

TL;DR - Hernandez convictions will be vacated now, he is no longer a felon and is owed his nfl pension, his signing bonus and more money that will all technically go to his family.

Maryland rape survivors no longer need to prove they fought back.

Maryland rape survivors no longer need to prove they fought back.
Maryland rape survivors no longer need to prove they fought back.

How on earth would you prove you fought back anyway? I'm really glad they've changed this rule because it's really difficult to prove something like that. Also, what about people who were raped in their sleep (esp after drugs/alcohol)? How would they fight back?

Also what if you didn't want to fight back because you were afraid for your life? What a stupid law.

That's how the law was everywhere in the past. It was very very dumb and extremely patriarchal, right up there with the ol "you can't rape your wife" rule. Glad they've finally closed this loophole, I'm surprised the state Supreme Court didn't take a crack at it but I would imagine some linguistic device in the statute prevented them

It was silly that they ever needed to prove this.

Suppose a businessman goes into a dangerous neighborhood and gets robbed with a gun to his head.

Do we blame the victim for where he was - do we say there was no crime because the victim didn't punch the mugger?

Of course not.

1 killed, 2 hurt in shooting in downtown Fresno, California

1 killed, 2 hurt in shooting in downtown Fresno, California
1 killed, 2 hurt in shooting in downtown Fresno, California

"Shooting spree in downtown Fresno and at Catholic Charities...The 39-year-old suspect, identified as Kori Ali Muhammad...He (Police Chief Dyer) said Muhammad had expressed hatred of whites; all of the victims were white. Muhammad dove to the ground and yelled “Ali Akbar” (sic) before he was taken into custody. Police Chief Dyer called it a random act of violence."

Ummm, that's not "random."

Edited to add source (local Fresno newspaper, not the national news service which is mostly ignoring this story): http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/crime/article145234709.html

That's a hate crime.

'TURBAN KNOCKED OFF MANS HEAD IN SHOCKING HATE CRIME'

'3 people killed as mans professes his hatred for whites in mysterious shooting in which the motives may never be known'

CNN be like: we may never be able to untangle the shooter's motives.

United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident

United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident

But we will recharacterize the assault as a 'dragging incident'.

Some politicians and consumer advocates have called for a ban on overselling flights.

Why do the press keep repeating this shit? The flight wasn't overbooked. They suddenly needed to transport employees, so decided to kick people off.

This means it is the CEO who should be fired at this juncture.

"World Trade Center incident"

Police: Cleveland Facebook killer kills self in Erie

Police: Cleveland Facebook killer kills self in Erie
Police: Cleveland Facebook killer kills self in Erie

Why couldn't he have done that before he killed an innocent old man.

RIP Robert Godwin Sr.

And fuck this coward.

Good. Now his name needs to disappear forever.

Robert Godwin Sr. is the name we need to remember.

No surprise, no way he was going to face the consequences of his actions.

Unsubsidized wind and solar now the cheapest source for new electric power

Unsubsidized wind and solar now the cheapest source for new electric power
Unsubsidized wind and solar now the cheapest source for new electric power

I was wondering when we can start having global conflict over economically sustainable energy

FWIW, the actual report doesn't provide any data about the cost of solar as compared to fossil fuels. It's about investment in renewables.

The OP article is just taking an optimistic pull quote from the introduction, which makes it sound like this claim was the result of the study, when it wasn't.

I just went through the study and didn't see any data around comparative pricing; if anyone does, let me know and I'll be happy to edit this comment.

So.....pretty misleading.

... soon to be made illegal, or taxed heavily.

They should. That's why we should stop subsidizing coal and fossil fuel so they pay their fair share, right?

A 25-year-old Sikh cab driver in the US was assaulted and his turban knocked off by drunk passengers, an incident the police was investigating as a possible hate crime.

A 25-year-old Sikh cab driver in the US was assaulted and his turban knocked off by drunk passeng...

My daughter grew up in Buffalo and the midwest and she had never seen a Sikh until we spent a few weeks in Toronto. She thought they were all genies (she was 5) and they were all super patient and friendly with her when she wanted to talk to them. I know all groups have assholes, but none of them were rude or offended at all at how excited she was.

"We're not the 9/11 guys. We're the 7/11 guys". Slogan, prolly. Disclaimer: I love da sikhs.

"Why are you doing this, brother? We can sit. We can talk," he recalled telling the unruly passenger.

Aww that hit me in the feels, can't we all just get along?

From my experience, Sikhs are some of the sweetest people you'll ever meet (I live in an area with a large concentration of Indians). It hurts my heart to see hate crimes being committed against Sikhs, since all I've ever seen from them is love and kindness.

Try one of these subthreads