one of the things that is pretty shocking and weird if you come from a normal developed country is discovering how American small town finances work and how blatantly jobs-for-the-boys a lot of it is https://twitter.com/MilesKlee/status/1530041722566152192
Imagine living in Boston. You never have to read a piece of writing about it. You couldn’t even name a neighborhood there. Paradise.
if someone read the @email@example.com "latecomer's guide to crypto" puff piece and decided to buy in to bitcoin or ethereum, as of today they have lost about 40% of their money
The inspiration // The art
Did I stitch this for a stupid internet joke? Yes. Did it take me an obscene amount of my free time? Also yes. 🥲
this dude has a gig writing at some CIA ass think tank publication about Latin America and is still trying to get red scare girl pussy, pathetic https://twitter.com/nickburns/status/1529821658982207498
you bolt awake. your name is todd and you live in cuyahoga falls, ohio. you grab your cleveland indians jersey and cargo shorts. you have to pick up your son brayden from baseball practice today. you don’t know what dimes square is. maybe it was from a dream https://twitter.com/NickBurns/status/1529821658982207498
"Formulate an angle that would get our government to understand why laws need to pass."
This is what I mean when I talk about people offloading all responsibility for their own material conditions onto the shoulders of entertainers and artists https://twitter.com/quintabrunson/status/1529571903102324736
Great work everybody https://twitter.com/bnodesk/status/1529853045886140416
The guidelines provide sobering clarity: The first officers may be risking their lives. But, it says, innocent lives take priority.
“A first responder unwilling to place the lives of the innocent above their own safety should consider another career field."
But how should officers confront the gunman? With a tactical team? The training says that's probably not feasible, because the urgency is so high.
A SINGLE OFFICER, the training says, may need to confront the suspect on their own.
The Uvalde training session 2 months ago relied on guidelines that give explicit expectations for officers responding to an active shooter.
The training is clear: Time is of the essence. The “first priority is to move in and confront the attacker.”
@firstname.lastname@example.org @TheOutsiderHum1@twitter.com My brain never asks this!!!
one of the things people who have always lived in cities do not understand about rural areas is that a lot of them are now much more frightening and lonely places than the most rotted-out urban core you have ever seen in your life https://twitter.com/Theophite/status/1432455507881594880
in the summer of 2020 in Columbus, tanks were brought in to be parked in front of the library, or in alleyways. Literal snipers were on the tops of buildings. All of it, a show to scare people. All those resources, used in an attempt to make people afraid.
Hard to watch after Uvalde, but the town hall for the SFPD police double-homicide demonstrates the exact approach. Two men fighting, one holding a knife, the other restraining his wrist.
Instead of approaching and disarming, they just blasted away two lives, including victim.
US police are trained to maximize control over situations while minimizing their personal risk. that translates into beating parents while a rampage shooter executes their children just as easily as it does their rolling up on a kid with a toy guy and executing him seconds later
Trying this new thing where I pick a random item on my reading list and if I choose not to read it, then I have to delete it.
@Miriam2626@twitter.com Cool, what did you do to change it? How many cops did you report for misconduct? How many times did you bring charges against police?
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