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New Sanctions on North Korea, Hurricane Maria-Related Deaths, Russia Warns U.S. on Troops in Syria: P.M. Links

  • Hurricane MariaNASA Earth/ZUMA Press/NewscomPresident Donald Trump announced a new set of sanctions against North Korea.
  • Hurricane Maria has killed at least 15 in the Dominican Republic, and parts of Puerto Rico may be without power for months.
  • Facebook says they'll release the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to Congressional investigators looking into the country's alleged meddling in the 2016 election.
  • A police officer in Buckeye, Arizona, forcefully tackled an autistic teen after mistakenly believing he was on drugs, and now the kid's family is demanding more training for police in dealing with people with autism.
  • "Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has publicly vowed to have his own son killed if rumors about his involvement in drugs turned out to be true."
  • Russia is warning about at threat of a possible confrontation with U.S. troops in Syria if it came under fire by U.S.-allied Syrian Democratic Forces shelling Syrian government positions.
  • Today's lesson in why we don't use the military to engage in nation-building: U.S. troops watched cop shows in order to get guidance in how to teach policing to Afghan security forces, according to an inspector general's report.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    President Donald Trump announced a new set of sanctions against North Korea.

    He's sending them hurricanes.

  • Episteme||

    Unleash the Weather Dominator Machine!

    https://youtu.be/_vAe9cxru10

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Facebook says they'll release the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to Congressional investigators...

    Who will then be automatically swayed by those ads and vote Trump.

  • ||

    Hello.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Odd placement.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...and now the kid's family is demanding more training for police in dealing with people with autism.

    Police going through those motions are pretty much the most you can hope for.

  • Conchfritters||

    If their training consisted of watching Law and Order reruns like the Afghan police, maybe everything would be different.

  • Bra Ket||

    But everyone is still cool with brutalizing people who are on drugs.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    "Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has publicly vowed to have his own son killed if rumors about his involvement in drugs turned out to be true."

    You people wanted principles over principals.

  • Rat on a train||

    If I had a son, he would look like...

  • Episteme||

    Mirror-Universe Punisher is screwed up…

  • Citizen X - #6||

    President Donald Trump announced a new set of sanctions against North Korea.

    THIS set HAS to do the trick!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Once Kim's people start having to go without, that regime will fall.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Facebook says they'll release the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to Congressional investigators looking into the country's alleged meddling in the 2016 election.

    I feel like we're eventually going to lower the threshold of "meddling" to "Someone in Russia disagree with Hillary." But once we do that, we've fucking got him boys.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    How angry do expect team blue to be when they find out all 3,000 ads simply read, "Vote Trump"?

    Even though millions of American advertisements said the same, these will be the 3,000 ones that did it. Surly.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    "Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has publicly vowed to have his own son killed if rumors about his involvement in drugs turned out to be true."

    Abraham said the same thing about Isaac.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    "What the fuck? I'm not the one who's hearing voices telling me to kill, Dad!"

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Clearly the fix to Duarte is to give him a copy of Fear and Trembling.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Married high school art teacher, 25, 'had sex with four of her teenage students, including two she took back to her apartment on the same day'

    The probe at Marked Tree High School was sparked by a parent who accused Goline of having sexual liaisons with several students.

    Staff stepped in when the parent then threatened to 'do bodily harm' to one of the teachers, ArkansasOnline reported.

    The alleged victims then came forward and told police about their illicit relationships with Goline, police say.

    One told investigators she came onto him during class, telling him 'how good he looked.' He said she also sent him a photo of her in a thong.


    According to authorities, another said Goline picked him up and took him to her apartment in the afternoon.

    They allegedly had sex, and she dropped him back at Marked Tree High School later that day.

    He told investigators another classmate was at her apartment later that night.

    All four of the students had started texting with the art teacher, and said the exchanges became more sexually charged over time.
  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    She is facing only one count of sexual assault because only one of the four students she allegedly slept with was under 18.


    Goline claimed that the underage teen lied about his age.
    She told school officials she found out after they had sex that he was 'way younger than what he had told her,' according to court documents.
  • BestUsedCarSales||

    "Investigations are still proceeding to see which of the two got sloppy seconds."

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    At this point I think it's safe to assume that you are the one covering this beat for the Daily Mail and are just linking your own articles here.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    I just wonder where all these teachers were when i was in high school.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    In the kitchen where they belong?

  • Conchfritters||

    What the fuck? The teacher yesterday got four felony charges for just fucking one kid!

  • Bra Ket||

    "The probe at Marked Tree High School..."


    "probes".

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Russia is warning about at threat of a possible confrontation with U.S. troops in Syria if it came under fire by U.S.-allied Syrian Democratic Forces shelling Syrian government positions.

    This is why you don't get personally involved with your proxy fighters.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    U.S. troops watched cop shows in order to get guidance in how to teach policing to Afghan security forces, according to an inspector general's report.

    Yeah, but the shows were Justified and True Detective, so let's see how this one plays out.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Probably pretty damn cool.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Even worse, they watched each season of The Shield.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    "We figured Training Day was just an aptly named training video."

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Prediction of the news a year from now:

    "Under Trump's Oversight Afghan Forces have become Totally Radical"

  • Episteme||

    Given how things have been going with the Afghan police, I would have guessed Reno 911!

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Inland Empire teacher arrested on suspicion of unlawful sex with student

    A Beaumont Unified School District English teacher has been arrested on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse and oral copulation with one of her students after detectives discovered evidence that the woman had an improper relationship with the minor for several months, authorities say.


    Beaumont police detectives began investigating the alleged sexual abuse after receiving a tip.

    "During the investigation the victim recently disclosed to detectives there has been unlawful sexual intercourse occurring for the past few months by a teacher who works at the Beaumont High School," investigators said in a statement,

    Detectives said they gathered evidence of "inappropriate communications between the teacher and student through various messaging platforms."
  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    Detectives said they gathered evidence of "inappropriate communications between the teacher and student through various messaging platforms."

    I'm sure they did.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    President Donald Trump announced a new set of sanctions against North Korea.

    Wtf is left there to sanction?

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Dennis Rodman can't have sleep overs anymore and has to come home around dinner time.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Off-duty NYPD sergeant cuffed for threatening cyclist with gun, shoving him off bike

    One bike rider told police the argument started after Beamer made an illegal U-turn in his vehicle and nearly hit him.

    The 12-year veteran pulled his gun and waved it in the cyclist's face, according to cops. He then shoved the victim so hard he knocked him off his bike, police said.

    Get ready to be depressed:

    Salary records show he made $186,865 in 2016. He made $162,205 in 2015, the records show.
  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Man, 15% raise year-over-year really compounds.

  • Conchfritters||

    Dam - he went douche bag cop even when he was off the clock.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Desk appearance ticket when anyone else would have been put through the system for any one of his offenses. But at least they cuffed him, I guess.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    High school teacher 'stole $30,000 from her students' homecoming dance fund and blew every cent on penny slots'

    A Detroit high school teacher is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from student events and spending it all at a casino.

    Lydia Johnson, a Spanish teacher at Dakota High School, was charged with one count of embezzlement from a nonprofit organization after authorities say she stole $30,000 to play on penny slots at MGM Grand Detroit casino.

    Johnson, 29, had been entrusted to coordinate the high school's homecoming dance as well as a camping trip.


  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    "I was up at first, then down for a bit, then up for a REALLY long time and then..."

    "YOU'VE ONLY BEEN HERE FOR 15 MINTUES!"

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I don't buy it. It would take so long to use 3,000,000 pennies on just penny slots. What's the most you can spend at once? Like 25 cents?

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    If she is making a max bet on a multi pay line machine, she could easily be spending close to 50 cents a spin, which quickly adds up.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    So 60,000 spins minimum if she lost every single spin.

  • Conchfritters||

    What an idiot - playing a game with one of the worst odds in the casino. Had she learned to play poker, she could have doubled that student event fund.

  • Lily Bulero||

    If she was Le Chiffre.

  • Episteme||

    And she didn't even sleep with them first?

  • ||

    Seriously, at this point how unaware do you have to be about potentially encountering people with autism?

    Are cops professionals or not? Or do they just want to rough up or kill (deaf, mentally challenged etc.) people who don't heed to their commands?

    This is why I can't stand BLM and all its dumb cohorts. They set back potential traction on police reform probably for years to come.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Are cops professionals or not?

    Well, they technically get paid for it, so yes.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    They see drugs everywhere, which fortunately for them is a universal out for anything they do.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    All is fair in, well, just war these days.

  • Conchfritters||

    "I smelled weed, so I just had to crack his head open."

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Exactly what we needed in the immigration debate: A congressman comparing deportation to the Holocaust

    "And if you ask yourself what would I do if I was a gentile in 1941, if my Jewish neighbors were under attack by – by the Nazis? Would I give them sanctuary? You might be about to find out what you would do. Would you pass that moral test or will you fail it? This is the time for people who truly have faith and belief in their hearts to step up and demonstrate," he added.

    Spot on.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    A lot of these people don't even want Mexican's in their neighborhoods, let alone illegal immigrant Mexican's in their home.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    So this means the American Holocaust has been going on for how long now?

  • lap83||

    No. People didn't realize how bad the holocaust was until after the war ended. Otherwise they're identical

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Trump's 'America First' vow turned upside down in lumber market

    In a move intended to protect the domestic lumber industry, the U.S. this year slapped duties of as much as 31 per cent on imports of timber from Canada, which supplies more than a quarter of what American builders use each year. Prices surged, increasing costs for American buyers -- and boosting profit for Canadian producers.

    Fun fact: protectionism, much like good, is dumb.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    The key is to let the American's actually log more lumber. Easy mistake to make.

  • Juice||

    Prices surged

    Ok.

    increasing costs for American buyers

    Ok.

    and boosting profit for Canadian producers.

    Huh?

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    They made mistake and accidentally gave the tariff cost back to the Canadians.

  • Conchfritters||

    Yup - my neighbor asked how much we paid for a cedar deck we installed four years ago and I told her it was $6,500 - she said she got a quote recently for a similar sized deck and it was $12,000. Crazy.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Not a Regular Cease-and-Desist, A Cool Cease-and-Desist

    Netflix was applauded because its legal team, or perhaps its marketing department, peppered its cease-and-desist letter with several knowing references to the program ("Look, I don't want you to think I'm a total wastoid … ") and—even more strangely for the form—what seemed like actual politeness. "You're obviously creative types, so I'm sure you can appreciate that it's important to us to have a say in how our fans encounter the worlds we build," a Netflix senior counsel wrote.

    Corporations, man.

    This is where the emphasis on authenticity in corporate branding has led to in 2017: Even cease-and-desist letters, traditionally one of the sternest, most threatening forms of interpersonal communication, are being suffused with warmth and, as branding experts like to call it, "voice." Brand-building can happen anywhere: "That's the way companies should be thinking about literally everything they do, and legal is no different than customer service," says Kevin Lane Keller, a professor of marketing at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business.

    Fun fact: I've been in a Doctor Who-themed bar, and even though I did not get any of the references, I was disgusted.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    And you were absolutely right to be.

  • lap83||

    Were there 50 different bartenders all pretending to be the same person?

  • Episteme||

    When a guy goes to the can, immediately start hitting on his date, claiming that you're her date post-regeneration?

  • Lily Bulero||

    "Dude, your infringement totally harshes our mellow, you need to chill - we should totally get together and work something out, I'll bring the Acapulco Gold, you bring the hookers."

  • Lily Bulero||

    I meant to comment in the subthread, not the sub-subthread.

  • Hateful Reactionary||

    Couldn't someone go murder Duterte? Seems like it would be really helpful.

  • Conchfritters||

    If his son says: "I learned it from you Dad!!" I am sure it would be legit if a vigilante squad rolled up on the Presidential Palace and took care of business without a trial; it would generally be seen In line with how things have been handled there for the past year or so.

  • Paloma||

    Dad's gonna be so pissed! He's gonna KILL me. Literally!

  • Robespierre Josef Stalin||

    I'm a small c Communist so it's pretty much my job to point out one's contradictions. So, I'll just say that my wife and I, who each make low 6-digit salaries, will gladly stuff our money into the expanded HSA provisions in the Republican health care bill. But, it's going to suck for Trumpians on Medicaid who want to get the government off their back.

  • HeteroPatriarch||

    Sneak in, shit on a thread three hours after the last comment, and then waste the opportunity on something that is facile, smug and self-glorifying. Yep, you're a communist.

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