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  1. Comment on Louisville grand jury indicts one of three officers in fatal Breonna Taylor police shooting in ~news

  2. Comment on On the infestation of small-souled bugmen in ~life

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    Great post. The article is pretty much just a shitty right-wing rehash of Marx's theory of alienation, which is actually a very powerful and relevant concept when it isn't reduced in such a way.

    Great post. The article is pretty much just a shitty right-wing rehash of Marx's theory of alienation, which is actually a very powerful and relevant concept when it isn't reduced in such a way.

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  3. Comment on Louisville grand jury indicts one of three officers in fatal Breonna Taylor police shooting in ~news

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    I could easily be misreading but the conversation in the link seems to indicate the exact opposite. [...]

    but it's essentially the reason Kyle Rittenhouse is legally fucked, despite inevitable claims of "self-defense"

    I could easily be misreading but the conversation in the link seems to indicate the exact opposite.

    Let me read this one to you. So subsection 1 defines causing the death of another human being with intent to kill that person. Subsection 2 contains the mitigating circumstances that I just talked about and I read the two relevant ones. Then subsection 3 says “when the existence of an affirmative defense” under subsection 2, those arguments that I just made, “has been placed in issue by the trial evidence” and again that includes testimonial evidence. That includes putting Kyle on the stand and having him say “I was afraid of my life and I was afraid these violent looters were going to burn down a building.” The state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the facts constituting the defense did not exist in order to sustain a finding of guilt under subsection 1.

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    I’ve never, ever seen – not just flips the burden, but flips the burden to “proof beyond a reasonable doubt” that it doesn’t exist? I’m befuddled as to how anybody gets convicted of first-degree murder in the state of Wisconsin.

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  4. Comment on Louisville grand jury indicts one of three officers in fatal Breonna Taylor police shooting in ~news

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    no charges actually related to Taylor's murder this country is deeply evil

    no charges actually related to Taylor's murder

    this country is deeply evil

    14 votes
  5. Comment on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, champion of gender equality, dies at eighty-seven in ~news

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    condolences to her family, I wish she had retired during Obama's tenure. the Dems better grow some spine right quick.

    condolences to her family, I wish she had retired during Obama's tenure. the Dems better grow some spine right quick.

    16 votes
  6. Comment on Hogwarts Legacy – Official 4K reveal trailer in ~games

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    I'd be way more interested in this if Ol' Joanne the TERF hadn't made me spend so much time reflecting on how lame the books and world actually are. Might be worth pirating at some point I guess.

    I'd be way more interested in this if Ol' Joanne the TERF hadn't made me spend so much time reflecting on how lame the books and world actually are. Might be worth pirating at some point I guess.

    7 votes
  7. Comment on The refined sociopathy of The Economist in ~misc

  8. Comment on How big oil misled the public into believing plastic would be recycled in ~enviro

  9. Comment on Are illegal strikes justified? in ~talk

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    I think unions are only useful to the extent they are willing to take radical action, including wildcat strikes. Grad students in California recently waged a successful one against UC Santa Cruz.

    I think unions are only useful to the extent they are willing to take radical action, including wildcat strikes. Grad students in California recently waged a successful one against UC Santa Cruz.

    7 votes
  10. Comment on Trump eliminates federal anti-racism training, calling it “a sickness” in ~misc

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    you're literally just repeating Trump's mischaracterization of CRT here. obviously nobody is born a racist, it's a product of socialization.

    you're literally just repeating Trump's mischaracterization of CRT here. obviously nobody is born a racist, it's a product of socialization.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Academics are really, really worried about their freedom in ~humanities

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    mocking a fascist responsible for murdering civilians with paramilitary death squads is in fact not harmful whatsoever

    mocking a fascist responsible for murdering civilians with paramilitary death squads is in fact not harmful whatsoever

    18 votes
  12. Comment on Looking for albums that are both beautiful and melancholic in ~music

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    I had Andy Shauf's The Party and I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone by Chastity Belt in heavy rotation a long time for this reason among others.

    I had Andy Shauf's The Party and I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone by Chastity Belt in heavy rotation a long time for this reason among others.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Do you own a VR headset? in ~games

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    with the base station restock it seems like some people are ordering piecemeal instead of the full kits to get around the backlog for an extra $50. it's kind of tempting...

    with the base station restock it seems like some people are ordering piecemeal instead of the full kits to get around the backlog for an extra $50. it's kind of tempting...

    3 votes