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  1. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Every Sperm is Sacred - Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Tesla worker filmed allegedly sleeping with Autopilot active
    That's not a good look.

    JUNE 8, 2018 10:47 AM PDT

    YouTube user Mike Cagulada posted a video Thursday that allegedly shows a Teslaemployee asleep at the wheel of a Tesla mobile service vehicle while the vehicle drove down the road, presumably on Autopilot, near Tesla's operations in Fremont, California.

    The video sure makes it look like he's asleep, but there's no firm proof that this is the case. He could well be suffering from a medical issue instead of just taking a snooze. It's not a very long video, and it's unclear just how long this was happening.

    "We take safety very seriously and are investigating this incident," said a Tesla spokesperson via text message.

    Tesla has received plenty of flak in recent months for how easy it is to bypass some of the safeguards in its Autopilot system (Autopilot Buddy, anyone?), and you'd think the company would make extra sure that its system was being used as safely as possible, but this employee may not have received the memo.

    Autopilot is capable of holding the vehicle in its lane and keeping up with traffic on highways. The system still requires the full attention of the person behind the wheel, because it could pass control back to the driver at a moment's notice. It has the capability to help make roads safer, so long as it's used in its intended manner.
     
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    My excuse is my brain is old as dirt: far older than the chronological expectations of it. Of course, I may have been too medicated, either before or this time. Or both.
     
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    His_Highness In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king

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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Florida Man Tries To Salvage Terrible Week, Asks Cops To Test His Meth For Contamination

    The particular incarnation of Florida Man you see above is Douglas Peter Kelly, of the northern Florida community of Hawthorne, who suspected he may have purchased some tainted methamphetamine, because after he bought it a week or so back, he had what he said was a "bad reaction" when he smoked it.

    On Tuesday -- which means he'd had some time to think this all over -- Mr. Kelly contacted the Putnam County Sheriff's office and said he suspected that because of the "violent reaction" he'd had, he believed that what he'd been sold was either the wrong drug, or at least not the good, wholesome meth he'd bargained for, and could the drug lab please test the stuff for him? If he'd been sold tainted goods, he said, he wanted to press charges against the dastardly fraud who'd sold him counterfeit meth.
     
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    :doh: Not sure how our mainstream media missed this one lol...

    Snowden, Assange and Manning statues unveiled in Berlin
    By Joanna Gill


    Taking a stand in Berlin's Alexanderplatz are whistleblowers Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden. The life-size bronze statues were unveiled on Friday in front of members of the German Green Party as well as activists.

    All three figures are considered heroes on the political left for leaking US intelligence documents.

    The artist behind the work, Italian sculptor Davide Dormino, explains that he wanted to "represent three contemporary heroes who have lost their freedom for the truth". He says that they act as a reminder of "how important it is to know the truth and have the courage to know the truth."

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    Taking a stand in Berlin’s Alexanderplatz are whistleblowers Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden. Would you like to see them honoured in your city? Tell us in the comments...

    The sculptures represent three contemporary heroes who have lost their freedom for the truth.

    The life-size bronze statues were unveiled on Friday in front of members of the German Green Party as well as activists.

    All three figures are considered heroes on the political left for leaking US intelligence documents.

    The artist behind the work Italian sculptor Davide Dormino explains that he wanted to “represent three contemporary heroes who have lost their freedom for the truth.” He says that they act as a reminder of “how important it is to know the truth and have the courage to know the truth.”

    Entitled Anything to Say the sculpture encourages supporters to stand up for freedom of speech and information.

    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange faces extradition to Sweden to face investigation into accusations of rape and sexual assault, but fears he will be extradited to the US to face questions over his role in leaking secret US documents. He has taken asylum in Ecuador’s London Embassy. US soldier Chelsea Manning (born Bradley Manning) was convicted in 2013 on charges relating to the Espionage Act for leaking US intelligence and military documents to Wikileaks. She is currently serving a 35 year prison sentence. Edward Snowden is currently evading extradition to the US by taking asylum in Russia. He released classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) to journalists revealing the scale of the US government’s global surveillance capabilities.

    Their statues will have fewer restrictions on their movements with a scheduled world tour.

    If you are in Berlin the sculptures can be found here at Die ökologische Kulturoase .


    Posted by euronews on Monday, 4 May 2015

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    Wasn't sure where else to put this

    "Do you believe everything you see on the news" ?

    "Yes. Of course"! :disgust: :mental: :bang:

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...-tells-landscaper-mexicans-rapists/733642002/

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    This makes me feel absolutely horrible to be a white person in America. Kudos to this guy, 'cause if that were me, I probably would of handled it waaaaaaay different. Don't be gettin' up in my personal space unless you want to get mowed down.
     
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    A mom went to visit her son in jail. The outcome was not what she expected.

    A mother who missed her son went to go visit him in jail on Thursday. The outcome was not what she expected, reports NBC-2.

    But at least they can be closer together.

    Jennifer Dilan, 38, was arrested at the Lee County Jail, her 12th arrest in Florida in 11 years. When she produced her identification at the entrance, officials quickly discovered there was an active felony warrant for her arrest.
     
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    PayPal Apologizes for Letter Demanding Payment From Woman Who Died of Cancer
    Three weeks after a British man told PayPal that his wife had died at 37 and that her credit account should be closed, he opened a letter from the company: Her death, it seemed, was in violation of the company’s contract rules.

    “You are in breach of condition 15.4(c) of your agreement with PayPal Credit as we have received notice that you are deceased,” said the July 10 letter to the woman, Lindsay Durdle, who had died of breast cancer on May 31.

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    Alleged serial killer from Michigan may have served victim's remains at BBQ

    Family and friends of a former Iron River woman convicted of killing at least two people say they fear she may have served human remains to people at a barbecue.
     
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    grampa_herb CO2 oil bigot

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    Doctors slam sex robot ‘family mode’
    By Saqib Shah, The Sun

    July 13, 2018 | 4:37pm | Updated
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    Scientist Sergi Santos created Samantha the sex robot.Reuters
    A sex robot with a “family mode” that dials down her dirty talk has been blasted as “profoundly damaging” for kids by academics.
     
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    ↑ That's really creepy. And his wife said: “She is just someone there like a family member.” :mental:

    "And (she can) even turn down their advances if she isn’t treated well." Anyone thinking AI rape? :uhoh:
     
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    My Aeropress wasn't in the mood this morning but I still grabbed the plunger...
     
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    This is the stuff the world is trying to normalize. Have you seen that ted advocating pedophile behavior
     
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    I once refereed a fight about did 13 yr old boy spit on his Mom or on Living Room carpet.
    My decision was "Dude you spit. Doesn't matter where it lands. Capital Punishment crime.":rockon::myday:
     
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