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Friday, 17 August 2018

The Satanic Temple Is in a schism over the use of a lawyer with Alt-Right Clients.

quote [ "In January, Lucien Greaves of the Satanic Temple announced that he was considering a lawsuit against Twitter on religious discrimination grounds. In the intervening months, the decision to sue Twitter has grown into part of a controversy that’s engulfed the organization and recently led one of the Temple’s major chapters, the Satanic Temple Los Angeles, to leave the group entirely. The breaking point..." "Marc Randazza, a First Amendment lawyer who currently represents a major neo-Nazi publisher, several key alt-right figures, and Alex Jones." ]

Randazza offered to work the case pro bono, and has experience with twitter. However, there has been conflict over his other clients. Portland mentioning proud boys and patriot prayer as spurring them to action.

[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+2]
[by biblebeltdrunk@6:02amGMT] [12 comments]

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Court records reveal use of force “fight club” competition at El Paso County Jail

quote [ Wearing a tiara and posing for a camera, El Paso County sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rincon smiled next to a cake with two candles on top displaying the number 50. ]

Opinion piece on Libertarians I liked but didn't think would get interest as a full post in ext.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2 WTF]
[by biblebeltdrunk@12:12amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 20 July 2018

It Is Legal For Kids To Work On Tobacco Farms, But It Can Make Them Sick

quote [ Advocates say that gaps in federal regulations leave child workers vulnerable to the health risks of nicotine and pesticide exposure. Labor laws allow larger farms to hire kids as young as 12. ]

"In 2015, Human Rights Watch interviewed 33 children, ages 13 to 17, who worked on tobacco farms in North Carolina. Nearly all of the children interviewed described experiencing symptoms of nausea, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, skin irritation or respiratory symptoms either during or after work."
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 WTF]
[by biblebeltdrunk@4:46pmGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

French Butchers Ask For Protection After Threats From Militant Vegans

quote [ Butchers are an integral part of French life, and are known for carefully sourcing their meat. But now some are being targeted by extreme vegans who use vandalism to draw attention to their cause. ]

Foobar was concerned about militant vegans. I think this fits that description more.
[SFW] [food & drink] [+2 Informative]
[by biblebeltdrunk@8:52pmGMT] [11 comments]

Thursday, 12 July 2018

How the current heatwave is providing unprecedented opportunities for archaeologists

quote [ Gold-rush style excitement as researchers scramble into aircraft and fly drones to find the outlines of previously hidden remains before the rain makes them disappear again ]

Soil science, the softest of the hard sciences.
[SFW] [history] [+4]
[by biblebeltdrunk@4:56pmGMT] [0 comments]



Thursday, 5 July 2018

Polish Supreme Court Head Defies Ruling Party As Crisis Deepens

quote [ Malgorzata Gersdorf is rejecting a shake-up by the right-wing government that is aimed at forcing her and other top judges to retire. The government's move is straining its relations with the EU. ]

“What will happen is what I predicted at the very beginning: There will be a civil war. There’s nothing we can do about it,” he said. “This is the path of civil war. I’d like to avoid it.” - Lech Walesa, former President of Poland.

Constitutional crises, not just for america.
[SFW] [politics] [+3 WTF]
[by biblebeltdrunk@10:38pmGMT] [3 comments]

Cops Are Telling Paramedics To Inject Arrestees With Ketamine. Worse, EMS Crews Are Actually Doing It.

quote [ Body camera footage from one case showed a woman, after being Maced by police, asking for an asthma pump, the draft report said.

Instead, a paramedic gave her an injection of ketamine.

“If she was having an asthma attack, giving ketamine actually helps patients and we’re doing a study for agitation anyway so I had to give her ketamine,” the unnamed paramedic told a police officer, according to the report. ]

Allowing police to "prescribe" sedatives to compliant people already in custody is problematic enough. Not captured in the title however, is that ems teams are automatically using the cops arrest as assumed consent for a study on the drug, even if they requested another medical option.
[SFW] [politics] [+10 WTF]
[by biblebeltdrunk@1:50pmGMT] [11 comments]

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Boy Scouts and Catholic bishops lobby in states to slow child abuse lawsuits

quote [ Efforts focus on proposed ‘lookback’ provisions that would allow accusers to bring older cases against the organization. ]

If anyone is in or considering scouts and wants to help get it moving in a better direction, I strongly recommend checking out scouts for equality, which are trying to address many of scouting's entrenched problems.

[SFW] [politics] [+5 WTF]
[by biblebeltdrunk@3:34pmGMT] [9 comments]

Friday, 6 April 2018

South Korea's Ex-President Sentenced To 24 Years For Corruption

quote [ "A court in Seoul has found former South Korean President Park Geun-hye guilty on a raft of charges in the sprawling corruption case that led to her impeachment.

She has been sentenced to 24 years in prison — effectively a life sentence for the 66-year-old. Park was also fined nearly $17 million." ]

from NYT, "Almost all of South Korea’s presidents have seen their reputations tarnished toward the end of their tenure or during their retirement because of corruption scandals involving them, their relatives or aides."

[SFW] [politics] [+3 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@2:50pmGMT] [10 comments]

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Senator Al Franken Accused of Groping a Woman in 2006

quote [ A radio host said Al Franken, now a Democratic senator, forcibly kissed and groped her in 2006, before he took office. He then apologized. ]

Well this is disappointing.
[SFW] [politics] [+5 Sad]
[by biblebeltdrunk@6:46pmGMT] [47 comments]



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