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FBI Investigating 'Anarchist-Extremists' of 'an Antifa Ideology,' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo?, McDonald's Bun Maker Loses 800 Employees in ICE Raid: A.M. Links

  • Jan Woitas/dpa/picture-alliance/NewscomJan Woitas/dpa/picture-alliance/NewscomThe New York Times is reporting that the Trump administration plans to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and sub in current CIA director Mike Pompeo. Sen. Tom Cotton is reportedly also on President's Trumps shortlist for the opening CIA director position.
  • FBI Director Christopher Wray told the House Homeland Security Committee yesterday that the agency was working on "a number of what we would call anarchist-extremist investigations, where we have properly predicated subjects of people who are motivated to commit violent criminal activity on kind of an Antifa ideology."
  • Academic criminologists aren't happy about the FBI withholding certain crime data.
  • A Chicago bakery that makes hamburger buns for McDonald's just lost more than one-third of its workforce—800 employees—in an immigration raid.
  • "In truth, there is no substantive reason why this zucchini interaction should have escalated into the most trending online debate on feminism in South Korea this past weekend. But it did..."
  • The mayor of Canton, New York, is in court after he "admitted to using Craigslist to pay a woman $300 for a sexual massage."
  • Def Jam records co-founder and music mogul Russell Simmons has resigned from his companies in the midst of sexual assault allegations.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

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    There's a lot of orange threatening that little r in the progress bar. Pretty good so far.

  • Bee Tagger||

    It's a metaphor for Trump threatening "R"eality.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Like all great art, it's open to interpretation. I see it as R. Kelly drowning in his own urine.

  • BYODB||

    Way to keep it relevant ^_-

  • Citizen X - #6||

    "That's my Robert, always peeing on people."

  • ||

    Hello.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Def Jam records co-founder Russell Simmons has resigned from his companies in the midst of sexual assault allegations.

    Looks like this perp...

    [dons sunglasses]

    ...definitely jammed something where he wasn't supposed to.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The mayor of Canton, New York, is in court after he "admitted to using Craigslist to pay a woman $300 for a sexual massage."

    ALL MASSAGES ARE SEXUAL. (If done correctly.)

  • Anomalous||

    I love a story with a happy ending.

  • Inigo Montoya||

    I can't believe I'm defending a politician, but assuming the woman received the money promised, what did this mayor do wrong? (Other than maybe overpay?)

    Sometimes I swear the whole "adults behind closed doors" idea is lost on people. Either that, or there's been a time-slip and we are back to the Victorian Age.

  • Texasmotiv||

    The second thing.

  • KDN||

    there's been a time-slip and we are back to the Victorian Age.

    Culture is cyclical. I don't know if we're there yet, but we're definitely on our way.

  • Bearded Spock||

    That's really where this is headed. Instead of being a New Glorious Dawn in sexual equality we are headed back to Victorian Era, but this time people can be shamed in front of the entire world instead of just their church congregation.

    When you have a candidate for the Senate in Utah publicly portraying herself as a victim of sexual harassment because a colleague called her "pretty", and no one has the guts to say she is full of shit, then you know this will not end well.

  • ||

    That's really where this is headed. Instead of being a New Glorious Dawn in sexual equality we are headed back to Victorian Era, but this time people can be shamed in front of the entire world instead of just their church congregation.

    Not just in front of the whole world but for explicitly who they are or what they did/didn't do too. No more of the old mortal soul, common decency mumbo-jumbo. You have a penis and you did penis-y things, shame on you.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    Uh, this is a 'prostitute' thing, not a sexual mores thing.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Yeah, I think this is orthogonal to the rape scare that's going on right now. That being said, unlike the rape stuff, I don't actually care about prostitutes out prostituting and Johns out Johning.

  • Eek Barba Durkle||

    "In truth, there is no substantive reason why this zucchini interaction should have escalated into the most trending online debate on feminism in South Korea this past weekend. But it did..."

    Well, that sure went sideways.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Well, that sure went sideways.

    Just like South Korean lady vaginas.

  • Eek Barba Durkle||

    Wait a miiinute...

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    I need to get out more...

  • Fuck you, Shikha (Nunya)||

    I need to get in more.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Academic criminologists aren't happy about the FBI withholding certain crime data.

    ENB can't link to Reason's own story on this. Not enough donations yet.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Sen. Tom Cotton is reportedly also on President's Trumps shortlist for the position.

    I'm not sure I cotton to this choice.

  • Eek Barba Durkle||

    It's 2017, nobody's going to MAKE anybody pick Cotton.

  • Bee Tagger||

    This sounds ginned up to me.

  • Anomalous||

    They don't have the balls!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    You people have to italicize your pun words or these idiots won't get it.

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    Get what?

  • Crusty Juggler||

  • Griffin3||

    Can the doll April cook?

  • Bee Tagger||

    Sen. Tom Cotton is reportedly also on President's Trumps shortlist for the position.

    Otherwise known as his longlist for being fired.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    a number of what we would call anarchist-extremist investigations

    Huh. I didn't realize Republicans were so heavily represented in Antifa.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Academic criminologists aren't happy about the FBI withholding certain crime data.

    Certain data such as, apparently, a new definition of "anarchist" that includes socialists.

  • Zeb||

    Seems close to self-contradictory to me too, but there have been socialist anarchists as long as there have been socialists and anarchists. Which is a shame because the bomb-throwing nutjob anarchists tend to be of the collectivist variety, giving the rest of us a bad name.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    I've never been able to get my head around collectivist anarchism. You're against the State, so you're going to tear it down and replace it with a social structure that coercively subsumes individuals into the pursuit of collective goals... and that is not also a state how?

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    I believe the reason bomb-throwers are bomb-throwers is just because they want to blow shit up. I have serious doubts that their thought processes on anything go beyond how to blow shit up and what shit to blow up. I'd bet that the ones who target the government only do so because it's the biggest target.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Most likely. Plain old psychopathy is the root cause, any ideological/religious/whatever justification is a post facto attempt to rationalize it.

  • Zeb||

    Yeah, that's probably true for most of the actual bomb throwers, anyway.

  • Zeb||

    Well, I think that the idea is that they are also against the hierarchical power structures that exist in private business and industry. Which sort of makes sense. But their ideas about how a world could function without that don't unless you assume that big changes to human nature are possible, or use lots of coercion, in which case you can't really call it anarchism.

  • BYODB||

    Well, yes, and this is because anarchists are too stupid to realize that what they advocate for is an interregnum between other states rather than a stable state itself. They deny some of the most fundamental aspects of humanity, in my opinion. States exist because humans like to organize into states, of varying types and composition, so to say we should 'kill the state' is to say we should kill humanity.

    Somewhat amusingly, some brands of libertarianism fall into the same intellectual trap.

  • Zeb||

    Well, depends on the anarchist. I consider myself an anarchist philosophically. But I don't think that anarchy is a tenable state of affairs long term. Government is probably inevitable in one form or another. But at best it's a necessary evil.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Agree with Zeb. I think some sort of panarchy is the solution - if you want to live in a commune, or a representative republic, or declare yourself a king or whatever, go ahead, but you don't get to force anybody else to join you. Even if they live right next door. In an era of instantaneous, ubiquitous communications, geographical continuity isn't strictly necessary.

  • Bee Tagger||

    "a number of what we would call anarchist-extremist investigations, where we have properly predicated subjects of people who are motivated to commit violent criminal activity on kind of an Antifa ideology."

    This word salad reads like mob talk about mob talk. "Be a real shame if a certain fellow were to have a certain kind of discussion with you about what a shame it would be if a certain accident were to befall a certain restaurant."

  • Bee Tagger||

    In truth, there is no substantive reason why this zucchini interaction

    It's about zoodles, right? Has to be.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    FBI Director Christopher Wray told the House Homeland Security Committee yesterday that the agency was working on "a number of what we would call anarchist-extremist investigations, where we have properly predicated subjects of people who are motivated to commit violent criminal activity on kind of an Antifa ideology."

    Like that NYC Home Depot truck guy.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A Chicago bakery that makes hamburger buns for McDonald's just lost more than one-third of its workforce—800 employees—in an immigration raid.

    That's dumb. The buns aren't even the part of MickeyD's offerings that make you sick.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    The First Time I Had Sex with a Woman and Realized I Was Bisexual

    I feel like I had two first times when it comes to girl-on-girl experiences, because different sexual acts happened on both occasions. Growing up, I'd kiss my female friends at parties—to turn guys on, or for practice—and I definitely felt something while I was doing it. I probably enjoyed it more than most people.

    I didn't start having sex until I got to university, and it unleashed something within me. I wanted to have sex all the time, with lots of people. Before then I'd had boyfriends, but I'd always stopped them when they tried to have sex with me—I think in part this was because I'd an eating disorder when I was at school, and I was scared. When I started having sex I was like, wow, what have I been missing out on. I saw guys as a means to having a lot of pleasure physically and I wasn't really looking for an soppy, loving relationship.

    *starts sweating*

  • Crusty Juggler||

    I forgot the link...I was...umm...uhhh...distracted.

  • Bearded Spock||

    You can't copy and paste with one hand? Rookie.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    I saw guys as a means to having a lot of pleasure physically

    Way to objectify half the species, shitlady.

  • Griffin3||

    I didn't start having sex until I got to university, and it unleashed something within me. I wanted to have sex all the time, with lots of people.


    Happens to most of us in the seventh grade. Welcome to the party.

  • Bearded Spock||

    She can easily cure herself by eating some wedding cake.

  • ||

    It's really fucking good when a girl goes down on you. They know what they're doing because they have the same anatomy as you. And you can have sex for longer, and it's much more fluid—like, you're going down on me and now I'm touching you and it's just about pleasing that other person. I think that's quite unique to girl-on-girl sex.

    Goddamn You CJ! Like getting advice from your friend about this awesome action movie and halfway through it the lead character says, "Come with me if you want to live!" and then shoots 10 people with a revolver without reloading.

    I grant each their own preferences but this one is irritating. I'm a straight man and I've heard all the stereotypes about lesbians always being butchy dykes, confused heterosexuals, into golf, etc., etc. and I can see how they would be annoying. But this stupid "Women know how to please women." trope is far more prevalent and far more absurd. Like a bunch of women, uncomfortable or unfulfilled by saying simply "I like cunnilingus." or "I prefer a partner more like me." overcompensate the way a chauvinist would say "Only a real man knows how to please a woman."

  • Zeb||

    I would imagine that the first time out a woman might be better at cunnilingus. But with some practice, men can catch up.

  • ||

    I don't mean to oversimplify, but it's not a six-speed transmission with a two-speed axle and even if it is, most women aren't experts at operating their own transmission (let alone someone else's) with their own tongue. You certainly wouldn't go around saying "Men are know what they're doing when it comes to shifting gears because the anatomy is similar." More pointedly or concretely, I know plenty of women who flat out don't enjoy cunnilingus from anyone, which under the guise of the trope leaves lesbians and lesbianism on the bench. Even if I knew that this was the case for the overwhelming majority of women, I wouldn't go around saying "The only way to please a woman is to avoid cunnilingus." or that "Any woman who enjoys cunnilingus would probably enjoy lesbianism."

    It's a flawed logic that gets used so much that it's seems to me much more like the speaker trying to convince themselves of something or reinforce their own frame of mind. Like if every third or fifth black guy who got asked about their race and sports said, "Black athletes generate more power and have better, on average coordination. That's why Barry Bonds, Michael Jordan, Lebron James, etc., etc. dominate sports. It's unique to the race." After a while, especially if you interacted with black people normally, you'd start to wonder how all these presumably smart and sensibly athletic black people suddenly become so cookie-cutter stupid when answering this question.

  • Azathoth!!||

    "I would imagine that the first time out a woman might be better at cunnilingus. But with some practice, men can catch up."

    Why? They're not designed for it, so to speak.

    Humans are complementary--and the prevalence of strapons and various other faux male addendums to lesbian relationships should make this obvious.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    looking for an soppy

    I'm upset.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    "In truth, there is no substantive reason why this zucchini interaction should have escalated into the most trending online debate on feminism in South Korea this past weekend. But it did..."

    Domain "koreaexpose.com" turns out to be somewhat disappointing.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    World history teacher, 23, arrested after having sex with 15-year-old male student she picked up at a Chick-fil-A

    Authorities say Schiffer first met up with the then-15-year-old boy in the parking lot of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Cypress back in July.
    Schiffer then drove the teen to her friend's apartment in in the 7200 block of Barker Cypress where they had sex, police say she admitted.

    The 23-year-old also allegedly admitted to authorities that she smoked marijuana with the boy while inside her car and that she'd had more sexual contact with him.

    Schiffer originally met the boy while teaching him at Cypress-Springs High School.

    The alleged improper relationship was reported to the principal, Cheryl Henry, by an anonymous student.

    Elect Roy Moore before it gets worse!

  • Lee Russell||

    Lawyer: Ms Schiffer there's nothing to worry about. We changed your party affilation and submitted your Senate candidacy paperwork. You'll do Sean Hannity tonight.

  • Griffin3||

    Roy Moore's election is on Dec 12th, and we can stop hearing about this nonsense.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    It will never stop.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Tony and John will just keep spinning faster and faster until the next big bang happens.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    A Chicago bakery that makes hamburger buns for McDonald's just lost more than one-third of its workforce—800 employees—in an immigration raid.

    This will also help stop the fat poors from eating greasy carbs.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Real Talk: you know what too many people forget? How awesome it is that market forces have made the opposite of starvation into a problem for poors. It's pretty fucking remarkable, is what.

  • Lee Russell||

    You're forgetting the part about getting heart disease, cancer and diabetes from that cheap processed garbage.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    No i'm not - like i said, the opposite of starvation is now a problem.

    Busted, Lee Russell.

  • colorblindkid||

    Going to a grocery store and buying raw ingredients is still cheaper than buying any processed or fast food. It just takes time to prepare cook, and we Americans are lazy. I know I am.

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    That would cut way too much into my TV watching time, or my sitting time if I forget to grab the remote on the way to my chair.

  • Zeb||

    Still a hell of a lot better than having people actually starving. People make choices to eat cheap processed garbage. They rarely choose to be on the verge of starvation.

  • Crusty Juggler||

  • paranoid android||

    IRS gon' give it to ya

  • Crusty Juggler||

    This comment made me dribble urine on my thigh. NICE.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    To be fair, you were about to do that anyway.

  • colorblindkid||

    So the expected Flynn charge came today. One count of lying to the FBI, which could be a sign this is a nothingburger or a sign that they have a larger target.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Isn't "lying to the FBI" the FBI equivalent of a regular cop's "resisting arrest"?

  • John||

    Yes. They got Scooter Libby because he remembered a conversation he had with journalist differently. That was it. And it was a benign conversation. He remembered it going one way and the journalist remembered it another. The only record of the conversation that would have independently established what happened was the journalists notebook. For that they convicted Libby of a felony. Understand, there was nothing criminal about the conversation and there was no allegations Libby did anything wrong other than remember a conversation differently than a reporter did.

    It is actually worse the resisting arrest.

  • Zeb||

    Martha Stewart's conviction was similarly BS, if I recall correctly.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Isn't "lying to the FBI" the FBI equivalent of a regular cop's "resisting arrest"?

    It's worse, and I am pretty sure they still do not record most interviews. I am sure they conduct these interviews after gathering information, so if what you say goes against what they have gathered, you lose. And it's their word against yours, so never talk to the FBI unless you have a lawyer, and even then don't say anything.

  • John||

    Specifically, Flynn is accused of falsely claiming that he had not asked Russia's ambassador to the United States last Dec. 29 "to refrain from escalating the situation in response to sanctions that the United States had imposed against Russia that same day."

    Flynn also allegedly lied by telling the FBI "he did not recall the Russian Ambassador subsequently telling him that Russia had chosen to moderate its response to those sanctions as a result of his request," the information says.

    Flynn was at the time the National Security Adviser to the President elect. This is nothing but a case of him doing his job. Why he didn't tell the FBI, who knows. But this is pathetic. This is a classic example of why lying to investigators is a crime that needs to go. Basically, Muehller has nothing. If he did, he wouldn't be insisting Flynn plead guilty for this bullshit. If Muehller had any crimes or any prospect of finding any, he would have held this charge over Flynn's head as a threat to get him to cooperate. The fact that Flynn is pleading guilty tells you that Muehller has nothing and insisted on Flynn pleading guilty to this so that he could say at least someone got indicted.

  • Sevo||

    WaPo views with alarm!

    "Robots could soon replace nearly a third of the US workforce"
    [...]
    "That means nearly a third of the American workforce could face the need to pick up new skills or enter different fields in the near future, said the report's co-author Michael Chui, a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute who studies business and economics."
    http://www.sfchronicle.com/bus.....396351.php

  • John||

    That means that people will have to dream up new and interesting things to do with themselves. They have every time in the past when there has been some kind of industrial revolution. It is possible that this time is different and we are headed for some kind of dystopian world where there is 90% unemployment with the other ten percent employed as police and robot repair, this seems to be Tyler Cowen's view of the future. But, I seriously doubt it.

  • Kivlor||

    It is possible that this time is different and we are headed for some kind of dystopian world where there is 90% unemployment with the other ten percent employed as police and robot repair, this seems to be Tyler Cowen's view of the future. But, I seriously doubt it.

    Most of my friends in tech think this is the direction we are going to go. They give it ~15 years before we start to actually see the problem, rather than just chatter about it. I'm not convinced they're wrong. A lot of the people who will be replaced are going to be low income people, large percentages of which won't have the A) resources and B) IQ to retrain to anything that won't also be eliminated in the near future.

    What I find horrifying is that most of my tech friends cheer it. They think utopia is on the horizon. I see that as hell, personally.

    Hopefully that's not the way it goes.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Assuming that current trends will continue with no major disruptive changes is the common failure of futurists. Remember, a bit more than a century ago, prognosticators were warning that New York City was going to be literally buried in horse shit within a few decades if it continued to grow.

  • NoVaNick||

    A lot of the people who will be replaced are going to be low income people, large percentages of which won't have the A) resources and B) IQ to retrain to anything that won't also be eliminated in the near future.

    We are already seeing this playing out with opioid and meth abuse among blue collar whites who used to work in manufacturing or mining. Soon it will be the tech geeks themselves once computers become autonomous.

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    Which opens up scads of new jobs, one of which should be making recreational drug use non-debilitating.

  • Kivlor||

    So, we hang our hat on the hope that the advancement doesn't go that way, yes?

    I think there are some "ifs" on the horizon that weren't really issues in past technological leaps. It seems likely that most new jobs will require a lot more intelligence than in previous eras. This poses the obvious problem. Compound that with the acceleration of advancement in these fields--which supposedly doubles every 2 years. In a very short time, it won't just be the stupid who are facing elimination, it will be the average, and a little farther down the road it will be the intelligent, the genius, the unique. Maybe we'll hit a technological wall that prevents this. Maybe there will be a point of "computers can be made this good" but improvement beyond that is impossible/prohibitive.

    The claim is that by 2050 there will be a supercomputer with the equivalent IQ of 10,000. By this point, the only thing left for humans may be some niche work in spatial reasoning--presuming we don't find a way for computers to learn that.

  • Zeb||

    So, we hang our hat on the hope that the advancement doesn't go that way, yes?

    Yes. I don't see any non-authoritarian alternative. People are going to develop the technologies unless someone forces them to stop.

    I'm more optimistic than some, I guess. More automation will make even low IQ workers more productive. That's what has happened throughout the past century and everyone is richer for it. Robots are complicated things that need experts to set them up and maintain them now. But the same was true of computers 40 years ago. Now every moron has several computers that they can operate in pretty sophisticated ways all on their own without having to know how they work.

    If automation comes very quickly (which I hope it does as I work in the robotics industry), it might be difficult in the short term for some workers. But I don't think it's going to be a permanent problem.

  • Kivlor||

    NoVaNick

    Indeed. And despite the Libertarian love of drugs, most people do not see this as a good thing for their families, their neighborhoods, their communities, their society.

    If we think there's a depression and opioid issue now, imagine when 30-40% of the country doesn't just lose their jobs, but can't find work at all.

  • Mike Laursen||

    One thing I've noticed, though, about many of the tech workers I know is that they have zero experience at fixing toilets, painting a house, waiting tables, building a fence, etc.

    There's a reason so many of the killer apps that have been developed are about shuffling documents around, calendaring, exchanging photos, reviewing restaurants, etc.

  • NoVaNick||

    That means that people will have to dream up new and interesting things to do with themselves.

    The world's oldest profession comes to mind. Once everything is automated and nobody needs to work for a living, we will be back to where we started...

  • Kivlor||

    Ah, but we've already started the sex robot industry. Why bother having to pay someone every time you want to have sex with them when you could just buy a robot that looks and feels like a human? And one that won't ever treat you like shit. Or blackmail you for stepping out on the wife. Or try to hit you up for child support.

  • Mike Laursen||

    If could take a lot of time for the displaced to adjust, but claims that robots are now poised to take over seem dubious to me. I'm in the tech industry, so I know from firsthand experience how we techies like go talk up how close we are to developing this or that really hard achievement.

    Last time I actually saw a robot being repaired, a crew of five or six repairmen was huddled around it, just like a bunch of guys discussing how to fix a car or huddled around a road construction site.

    There are a lot of blue collar problem solving skills that would be hard to automate. Anybody who has seen a contractor trying to figure out how to remodel bathroom has seen a certain type of know-how that high-tech folks don't always appreciate.

    Finally, there's something telling about this article, predicting how modern everything is going to be, being a PHP link. It almost certainly means the Chronicle has a bunch of web server code that was written years ago by a programmer who is long gone, and have code maintenance problems up the wazoo.

  • Kivlor||

    Mike, I agree that there will be some jobs that probably remain difficult for computers to take from us. A lot of repair work will fall under that. Remodeling. That kind of stuff. However, we won't be able to employ enough people in those fields alone. Not near enough.

  • Mike Laursen||

    That may be so. I just think the degree of displacement predicted is the tech industry engaging in our usual premature self congratulations.

    I think the low-skilled, retired, and others with no income are harmed more by long-standing government policies that continually encourage inflation and higher prices for everything.

  • Zeb||

    How much of the workforce was replaced by computers over the last 40-50 years? Probably a good chunk. Think of all the typists and file clerks and number crunchers that are no longer necessary.

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    The whole 'robots will put us out of work' trope is dependent on the definition of 'work' staying the same.

    My great grandfather has a casual entry in his diary about ending a ten hour shift at the railroad yard, then hiking a couple miles to pick up a sack of flour and then walking a couple more miles home.

    If I told him I was exhausted after my 8 hours shift of sitting in my ergonomic chair writing software he'd tell me something put me out of work a long time ago.

    No matter what happens, people will complain about how hard they are working, even if it's only contemplating the next flick of your brush in your job reproducing Pollock paintings..

  • Sevo||

    Judge is firm supporter of A 1, but....

    "Bay Area students were rightfully punished for racist posts, judge says"
    [...]
    "The Albany Unified School District was on firm legal ground in punishing Albany High students who posted or praised a series of online racist messages, including images of nooses and a burning torch, that were aimed at other students and school staff, a federal judge has ruled."

    Repeat after me, Judge: The way to counter bad speech is good speech. See?

  • Sevo||

  • Stormy Dragon||

    where we have properly predicated subjects of people who are motivated to commit violent criminal activity

    So have they actually committed violent criminal activity, or is this some sort of pre-crime deal?

  • Sevo||

    If you were required by law to vote, maybe, just maybe:

    "Pro-nuke activist from Berkeley to run for California governor"
    [...]
    "Although he announced his candidacy Thursday during a panel discussion of nuclear power's future, he said beforehand that his campaign would focus on other issues as well.

    "We have some of the highest taxes in the country and some of the lowest-performing schools," he said. "It's a broken system."
    http://www.sfchronicle.com/bay.....396711.php

  • NoVaNick||

    Good luck to him-hope he has hired some bodyguards to protect him from the Antifa. Anyone who dares question public schools, or suggest anything other than solar and wind as energy sources must be part of the AltRight.

  • Griffin3||

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Robin Abcarian:
    • April 5, 2017 - Mike Pence won't dine alone with a woman who's not his wife. Is that sexist?
    • October 6, 2017 - Another man behaving badly in Hollywood — this time, Harvey Weinstein. What a shocker
    This is just the first example I found in 15 seconds of googling. I wonder how many other people gleefully reporting on all the sexual wrongdoings today are the same people who were making fun of Mr. Pence's prudishness earlier in the year?

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    I volunteer my name.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    There's a lot of middle ground between "won't dine alone with a woman" and "jacks off into a potted plant."

  • ||

    There's a lot of middle ground between "won't dine alone with a woman" and "jacks off into a potted plant."

    All of which can be nuked post hoc by baseless allegation, thus dining with witnesses at all times.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Not really. That's all the same evening for me.

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    I laughed...

  • Tony||

    Suggesting that the way to avoid being a creeper is to be fucking creepy?

  • Crusty Juggler||

    It's creepy to be afraid of strolling the streets free and unencumbered commando style.

  • Rebel Scum||

    "a number of what we would call anarchist-extremist investigations, where we have properly predicated subjects of people who are motivated to commit violent criminal activity on kind of an Antifa ideology."

    Cry 'Fascist' and let slip the dogs of war!

  • Rebel Scum||

    The mayor of Canton, New York, is in court after he "admitted to using Craigslist to pay a woman $300 for a sexual massage."

    Is it weird that my first thought was that he was ripped off?

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    It's New York...

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