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The email [from Maj. Bridget Hallahan, who commands the police department's Fifth Division] begins by saying: "I know it is hard to keep our thoughts and opinions to ourselves sometimes, especially when we, as a whole or as an individual, become the target of people in the public who criticize what we do without even knowing the facts.

"These ANTIFA and BLM people, especially the ones who just jumped on the bandwagon 'yesterday' because they became 'woke' (insert eye roll here), do not deserve a second glance or thought from us," it continues. "Our little pinky toenails have more character, morals, and ethics, than these punks have in their entire body."

"Do not stoop to their level. Do not respond to them. If we do, we only validate what they did. Don't make them important, because they are not. They will be the ones washing our cars, cashing us out at the Walmart, or living in their parents' basement playing COD for their entire life."
[...]
Hallahan goes on to say, "If you need to bitch about it and get it off your chest, come to my office and we can vent together."

Yes, Hallahan's email breaches decorum, and it makes sense she would be reprimanded for that reason.

However, don't pretend there isn't a context in which this email is taking place:

"Do not stoop to their level. Do not respond to them. If we do, we only validate what they did."




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Metal keeps pushing and harping on statistics of whites being killed more...
First, statistics on this matter is void. when you have officers daily altering police reports and hiding body cam, they influence heavily on what is really going on. the police police themselves. statistics cannot be referenced.

Oh, fuck all the way off with that bullshit.

The disparity in violent crime stats is gargantuan. And as for people killed by police, the rates are at parity for whites and blacks after controlling for population and crime.

U.S. Department of Justice - Criminal Victimization, 2018: Full report




https://twitter.com/LeonydusJohnson/status/1267473027899494403


https://twitter.com/LeonydusJohnson/status/1299383246287929344


https://twitter.com/LeonydusJohnson/status/1299383252218720259



when your underlying belief is that people do not matter, then it is easier to see why these incidents keep happening to blacks and minorities.

These incidents DON'T disproportionately "keep happening to blacks and minorities."

You're right about one thing, though. "The statistics cannot be referenced" because they undermine the narrative.

But facts never mattered:


https://twitter.com/BalthazarGrimm/status/1309196596710699010


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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 25, 2020, 11:47:04 AM »
Yay! Now that everybody's used to virus lockdowns, we can start doing climate lockdowns.


https://twitter.com/MarketWatch/status/1308959892292726784

 :yuck:


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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 25, 2020, 11:40:31 AM »
So majors like computer science, while I'm fairly confident I could handle it, I'll never get a shot at it until I'm able to spend probably a year with a private tutor going through a high school level Calculus and Trig course.

You're right that a CS course will involve plenty of math.

But in practical terms, math ends up hardly having any relation to the actual practice of "coding".

Whether math is used depends on what kinds of problems are being solved. In 3D video game programming, one will apply trig and linear algebra, for example. But in other domains, e.g. developing a desktop app like Word Processor or such, one can code for years without employing more than basic arithmetic and logic operations.

HOWEVER, one does need to be very comfortable grappling with layers of abstraction.

I recall a study some years back that identified 2 or 3 conceptual barriers that prevented prospective students from even grasping the fundamentals of programming.

One was that a surprising number of folks couldn't grasp the concept of a 'variable'.


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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 24, 2020, 10:58:03 AM »


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Jokes / Re: Funny videos
« on: September 23, 2020, 10:38:43 AM »

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 23, 2020, 10:36:30 AM »
Video by Kyle Rittenhouse defense team


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4dhPM99i4I

(YouTube made it age restricted, so it probably won't embed properly.)

Obviously the presentation will favor a particular viewpoint - it's his defense team, after all.

Overall not too much new here, if one has already independently viewed most of the footage. However, the person who fired the first shot has seemingly been identified.


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Politics / Re: Critical Social Justice & The Cult of Wokeness
« on: September 22, 2020, 10:46:02 PM »

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Politics / Re: Critical Social Justice & The Cult of Wokeness
« on: September 22, 2020, 10:32:35 PM »
"What's not ok is refusing to believe [in systemic racism]" -- memo to WA state employees


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNf-CBlm2hE

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Politics / Re: Critical Social Justice & The Cult of Wokeness
« on: September 22, 2020, 10:16:09 AM »
Finally, the Woke mascot these schools deserve. ;)


https://twitter.com/ColesTwitt3r/status/1306728874470813696


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Politics / Re: Critical Social Justice & The Cult of Wokeness
« on: September 20, 2020, 02:22:42 PM »

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Politics / Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« on: September 20, 2020, 02:13:27 PM »
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisonescalante/2020/09/08/why-speaking-english-may-spread-more-coronavirus-than-other-languages



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The study looked at data from 26 countries with more than 1000 Covid-19 cases as of March 23, 2020. That’s a useful window of time because that would be before mask-wearing was widespread. The countries were grouped by whether the languages predominantly spoken contained aspirated consonants or not. The data included a large number of languages, including English.

There were indeed more cases of coronavirus infection in countries that spoke languages with aspirated consonants. These countries showed 255 cases of Covid-19 per 1 million residents, while the countries where the languages had few aspirated consonants had 206 cases of Covid-19 per 1 million residents. Technically these numbers did not achieve statistical significance, but the observation is interesting nonetheless.

tEchNiCaLlY tHeSe nUmbErs dID nOt aChIEvE StatIsTicAL sIgnIfICanCe

Ya think?

Yeah we did a broad cross-cultural 26-country survey with varied population densities and differing approaches to masking and lockdowns and social distancing and we found a 0.0049 percent difference between countries that did or did not primarily speak languages with aspirated consonants.

Fully justifying the headline, "Why Speaking English May Spread More Coronavirus Than Other Languages."

Fuuuuuuuuuuuck off.

 :frustration:


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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 19, 2020, 07:44:08 PM »

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