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Air quality around San Francisco Bay Area expected to deteriorate in coming days

Air quality around San Francisco Bay Area expected to deteriorate in coming days
Air quality around San Francisco Bay Area expected to deteriorate in coming days

I know several people who just lost their homes to that fire, so I'm going to politely suggest that you go fuck yourself.

A massive fire in multiple areas can do that. I think the fact that it isn't contained AT ALL should worry people much more.

It's funny to pretend to hate California, it's sad to actually hate every person there just because they are in a particular region. That's a bunch of human beings dude, individuals, not one big person you can just actually hate. People you don't know died, those people could have been just like you.

I'm working Sonoma and redwood fire. They pushed back expected containment date to Nov, 1st. Right now I believe it's 5% contained. But it should pick up more. We're expecting wind to do some damage.

Anger at smiling child killer walking free from Australian court

Anger at smiling child killer walking free from Australian court
Anger at smiling child killer walking free from Australian court

For those that do not read the article, and latch onto the "child killer" headline, there is an important quote:

Justice Martin Burns said Scown was not responsible for the injuries that killed Tyrell, but had failed in his duty of care to the boy who died on the Gold Coast in May 2009.

He didn't just get the news that the kid died, he just got the news he isn't going to prison. That's a pretty reasonable time to smile. plus:

Scown was accused of failing to get him any help and his mother Heidi Strbak was also charged with his murder and torture.

from the article, it sounds like he isn't even the child killer, the mother is.

Ya this is a bad article. The child died 8 years ago and this man has already spent nearly 3 years in jail. He sounds like a bad parent who definitely deserved the sentence but was he never supposed to smile again for the rest of his life?

House-sized asteroid will pass by Earth at just above satellite altitude

House-sized asteroid will pass by Earth at just above satellite altitude

I was hoping it would land in my yard and cause some gnarly graves

Wish my house was as house sized as that asteroid

Send a nuke at it. For science.

Plus, we could use a few less of them on Earth.

I was hoping it'd land in a farm field and cause some barley waves.

Colorado’s 2017 marijuana sales reach $1 billion in just eight months

Colorado’s 2017 marijuana sales reach $1 billion in just eight months
Colorado’s 2017 marijuana sales reach $1 billion in just eight months

Imagine if we legalized it nationwide and earmarked the tax money from it to only go for education. You create a ton of new jobs and our educational system could be best in the world, but naw lets keep it illegal and fill those prisons right.

Wait until Amazon starts selling it...

The best part is now that states have tasted that tax revenue, there's no going back. There would be a major shitstorm if Keebler elf actually tried to stop this.

Sadly, most states would just cut their funding to education since they get it from somewhere else now.

But the jobs point can't be understated.

NFL declines to change policy regarding national anthem

NFL declines to change policy regarding national anthem
NFL declines to change policy regarding national anthem

Good!

Told my wife last evening that if they used heavy handed tactics like that, I would stop watching football entirely. Would also like to see the league stop actions against players for marijuana use. It might help stem the opiate use for their continuous pain (at least somewhat).

GOOD. They shouldn't change it. Those players are doing nothing wrong. This is one of those things Americans are supposed to be grateful for- the right to PEACEFUL protest.

Better question: Why does society?

And seriously- using the "you're disrespecting the flag! Soldiers DIED for you" etc etc is so fucking obnoxious. Yes- soldiers fought and died... so you'd have the rights and freedoms you've got- including pissing and moaning about people having views you don't agree with or trying to bring attention to a problem that doesn't affect YOU.

Parents can now face jail time if their child is a bully

Parents can now face jail time if their child is a bully

I'm really curious as to know what is now considered bullying.

So basically 90% of the voice and text chat used by 6 through 13 year olds in CoD?

Then the parents need to discipline their kid.

Which is now child abuse and they go to jail. lol.

Man our country sure loves throwing anyone in jail

The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act mandates that all JFK assassination records must be fully declassified by 26 October, 2017

The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act mandates that all JFK assassin...

The government has promised to release as many documents as possible in October, 2017, the 25th anniversary of the JFK Records Act, in which Congress mandated that all efforts be made to release everything in Washington’s possession unless an overriding case can be made for withholding in the national interest.

AKA if you're expecting anything really juicy, don't hold your breath.

They'll let slip something small that will drive some people nuts. The rest will be redacted. The important stuff was shredded decades ago.

Now if someone would just let the NSA know that black is NOT an acceptable highlighter color.

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Black model who appeared in Dove ad says it was not racist

Black model who appeared in Dove ad says it was not racist

The ad simply wasn't rascist.

Yet the demand for victimhood once more outweighs the supply of oppression.

First world problems at their finest.

Here

is a link to the "full" add. Which I have had an awfully hard time finding...

No shit it wasn't, it's maybe 2.5 seconds long and the very next scene shows you the context.

People are wild dumb for this one.

Boy Scouts will admit girls and allow them to earn Eagle Scout rank

Boy Scouts will admit girls and allow them to earn Eagle Scout rank
Boy Scouts will admit girls and allow them to earn Eagle Scout rank

Interesting enough the Girl Scouts are VERY against this.

Link it's Fox, but it has the quotes there

The Girl Scouts only exist because scouting was closed to girls, so I'd imagine they'd be upset at the consequences of this decision.

This is all part of THE LIBERAL AGENDA (spooky music implied):

Let girls into the Boy Scouts.

Kick boys out of the Boy Scouts.

The Boy Scouts is now the Girl Scouts.

Even more cookies.

Everyone in America dies of diabetus.

England takes back the colonies.

There will be competition for the slave labor cookie market

Lawmakers shocked to learn 70-plus children missing from Kansas’ foster care system

Lawmakers shocked to learn 70-plus children missing from Kansas’ foster care system

How sad and even more frightening for those kids if they are in fact missing rather than just unaccounted for in the records.

World is a fucked up place and our state/federal laws are flawed and broken to allow such a thing to happen.

Just fuck.

They shouldn't be.

They really shouldn't be.

But de-regulation will solve all of our problems!

One would think parentless, vulnerable children would get even more attention and security provided them, but that obviously isn't the case.

Try one of these subthreads