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18+ Video shows police open fire on California man holding a fork (www.nbcnews.com)

Newly released video shows the moments when Los Angeles police opened fire on a man who as holding a plastic fork. The officers appear to fire several non lethal rounds as the man continued to move toward them. Officers initially responded to a 911 caller who claimed an armed homeless man was getting aggressive with an employee.

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Can you blame them? Could you imagine if he was able to get away with killing them by letting them bleed out after taking 10 minutes to cause thousands of tiny puncture wounds without anyone that didn’t have a gun being able to do anything about it?!

Do you know how many cops die from forkings every year? Well… neither do I, but it’s probably a whole lot.

Typical anti-cop sentiment from around here.

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Yeah, I’ve been norticing it alovt to form rova drivres! Throiew mex eoo er…

Damn it, I hate it when I almost crash while posting on Lemmy.

As I was saying, I’ve been noticing that a lot from other drivers. They’re a bunch of-

FUCK ALMOST MISSED THAT RED LIGHT

assholes.

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I would have to pull over if I saw that to make sure that car got about a mile away from me before I kept going.

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That article is paywalled, but what Dixon wrote is cryptic.

“It is no longer cost-effective for us to distribute our digital content the way we have done previously,” Vice CEO Bruce Dixon said in the memo, which was seen by NBC News. Vice Media did not immediately respond to emails requesting comment on Thursday’s news.

Dixon added that the company would now “look to partner with established media companies to distribute our digital content, including news, on their global platforms, as we fully transition to a studio model.”

nbcnews.com/…/media-plans-cut-hundreds-jobs-stop-…

What is he even talking about? What is a studio model?

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Shows how long ago I cut the cord. That apparently launched in 2016 and I didn’t even know it existed.

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Someone else says it was focusing on their cable channel, which makes more sense to me (I didn’t know it existed).

It’s my understanding that pivot-to-video in terms of internet journalism has been a massive failure based on false Facebook metrics.

www.cjr.org/business_of_news/pivot-to-video.php

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Just thought I’d point out that a queer kid with religious parents has an opportunity to find other queer kids and allies via social media.

Should social media do more to ensure child safety? Sure. Is that the reason for Florida doing this? Florida caring about child welfare? What do you think?

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I’ll just stay poor rather than risk becoming part of the investor class.

I’m serious.

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I find it really hard to hate Myspace Tom. He’s very rich, he’s worth $70 million. He didn’t try to maximize that into $700 million or over a billion, stepping on everyone he could along the way. He just made a website a lot of people enjoyed, ended up making a decent chunk of personal income from selling it, and then just spent the next 20 years just seeing the world and taking photos.

As far as I know, he isn’t giving millions to the Sierra Club or whatever, but as far as people that rich go, he seems like he’s as not-evil as possible.

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No I do not. I’m part of the more 60% of American families that live paycheck to paycheck.

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(I understand that the cruelty is the point.)

That really is the only possible explanation I can come up with.

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Why do black people have to have the same hairstyles as white people?

(You don’t need to answer that.)

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I see. Black people are able to change into other animals in order to achieve hairstyles not possible for almost all people that don’t have natural black hair.

I didn’t realize black people had shapeshifting powers.

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Cruelty apparently.

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Control and erasing blackness. One of the many ways that they try to erase blackness. They know they can’t get away with killing off black people (yet), so they satisfy themselves with doing everything they can to eradicate blackness as a culture and just make it something that someone is supposed to feel guilty about being.

Leaked hacking files show Chinese spying on citizens and foreigners alike (www.pbs.org)

Chinese police are investigating an unauthorized and highly unusual online dump of documents from a private security contractor linked to the nation’s top policing agency and other parts of its government — a trove that catalogs apparent hacking activity and tools to spy on both Chinese and foreigners....

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I didn’t include China on the spectrum cause I feel that’s silly.

This article is literally about China spying on its people. And on your spectrum, it is ‘nothing’ in terms of spying on its people.

And you still seem to be saying that China doesn’t do that. And that would be what is silly.

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Can you show us those ‘typical reactions’ and show that they are typical?

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According to you, they ludicrously try to suggest a picture of what is obviously sawdust on a saw is cocaine. Because that is sure to win them their case.

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On top of that, I’m pretty sure prosecutors are also expected to tell the truth and not make frivolous charges like “this obvious picture of sawdust on a saw is proof you’re using cocaine.”

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When I tell Dems Hunter should be, I get called a stupid conservative.

Weird, because I know a lot of people on the left, including myself, who say that if Hunter committed a crime, he should be prosecuted for it.

When I say everyone that smokes weed and owns a gun is breaking this same law

Are you sure about that? From August of last year-

Aug 9 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that a decades-old law prohibiting users of illegal drugs from owning firearms was unconstitutional as applied to the case of a marijuana user, the latest fallout from a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year that expanded gun rights.

reuters.com/…/drug-user-cannot-be-barred-owning-g…

So if that is your issue here, then Hunter Biden should not be prosecuted.

Meanwhile, he’s being treated far worse than anyone else who committed the tax crime he did. And to clarify, he did not pay his taxes and that is a crime… for which he was doing what he should have been doing and paying the taxes he owed.

Hunter Biden is a piece of shit nepo baby and if there’s evidence that he deserves the level of persecution the Republicans are throwing at him, please do send him up the river.

But so far, they’ve got an informant who turned out to be a liar, a tax charge which is usually a fine, and a drug/gun charge which courts have already said was bogus and which Republicans would normally go apeshit over if it were virtually anyone white but Biden’s son. And I do have to specify white, because Republicans didn’t even care when Philando Castile was killed for telling a cop he had a gun in his car that he was legally allowed to own.

Generative AI’s environmental costs are soaring — and mostly secret (www.nature.com)

one assessment suggests that ChatGPT, the chatbot created by OpenAI in San Francisco, California, is already consuming the energy of 33,000 homes. It’s estimated that a search driven by generative AI uses four to five times the energy of a conventional web search. Within years, large AI systems are likely to need as much...

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The only thing that is clear is that you seem to think you’re entitled to multiple responses when you reply to a single post of mine multiple times.

That… and the fact that you aren’t denying that you believe corporations should be expected to do whatever they want as long as no one makes it illegal.

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Whereas, I was referring to this comment, which you had nothing substantive to say about:

https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/67308311-14de-411d-b634-02bc985c2968.png

Presumably because you think it’s justifiable for companies to do whatever they feel like as long as its legal and receive no criticisms for it.

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I didn’t miss anything. Especially not the part where you, once again, do not deny that you think it’s justifiable for companies to do whatever they feel like as long as its legal and should receive no criticisms for it.

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Why should I say anything about your Sony comment when you’d just defend anything Sony could ever do if it was legal.

Legal for Sony to dump PCBs in a river in a country with lax environmental regulations? Just fine to you, apparently.

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Sorry, I don’t trust that synthetic stuff. I’ll stick with the real thing.

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