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Crunchy Frog

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August 20, 2020

He doesn't understand human relationships among non-narcissists.

Trump can't understand a former President standing back from the nomination process to let democracy decide rather than pushing his favorite.

He doesn't understand that harsh words spoken in a contentious primary could be forgiven and moved past rather than leading to a permanent grudge.

Maybe that lack of understanding can help to keep him off balance. Let's hope.

August 12, 2020

A half hearted vote is still a vote.

There's going to be lots of excitement and enthusiasm, but we can't expect it from absolutely everyone.

I would personally not try to antagonize or alienate the half hearted, but rather thank them for their vote and move on.

JMHO.

August 12, 2020

Here's a video that illustrates this nicely.

Note the Korean woman actually crying about the poor Americans.

August 6, 2020

The answer's in the article.

To end testilying, Levine said, “I would entirely change incentive structures.” Officers would be rewarded for reporting on their colleagues’ lies and scrutinized when their stories do not line up. They would no longer be able to coordinate their stories before testifying, a common procedure that lets them iron out potential inconsistencies. Nor could they watch bodycam footage before providing their version of events, another perk that’s not provided to civilians. Prosecutors would be rewarded for rooting out unconstitutional behavior. Officers who lie, and prosecutors who tolerate them, would be terminated immediately. In short, the system would encourage police officers and prosecutors to focus less on winning cases and more on following the rules, even when a constitutional violation stands in the way of a conviction.


They need to completely change the incentive structure. It would also help if they would treat officer's perjury as a serious criminal offense, with mandatory, significant prison time. And get cops and prosecutors out of bed with each other.

It's insane that we basically have our law enforcement run by an unaccountable criminal gang and that the problem has been allowed to fester and worsen over DECADES, and that practically nobody from either party has done anything meaningful to try to address, or even acknowledged, the problem.

I guess this is what it's like to live in a shithole country.
July 11, 2020

Minneapolis police to be issued diapers as part of uniforms. (Not the real headline.)

150 Minneapolis police officers seeking disability for PTSD following riots

https://www.fox9.com/news/150-minneapolis-police-officers-seeking-disability-for-ptsd-following-riots

But the stress and trauma reached a tipping point with the siege of the Third Police Precinct, he said. Fifty of the officers currently seeking disability, about one-third of the total, were present at the Third Precinct on Thursday, May 28.

“They did not feel they were going to come home,” said Meuser. Some officers were texting their families’ goodbye and others were saving a bullet in case they needed to take their own life, rather than being beaten to death, he said. 

Meuser said since the killing of George Floyd, officers have felt abandoned by city and state politicians as well as the community at large. “It’s an emotional beatdown on a daily basis for these guys,” he said.


They're suffering severe psychological trauma from the consequences of brutalizing citizens.


June 16, 2020

The sad thing is, that any attempt to rein in these groups will be regarded as

an intolerable infringement on 2nd Amendment rights.

The current party line among 2A defenders is that groups of heavily armed men prominently displaying military style weaponry, in a manner that's inherently threatening and intimidating, are harmlessly engaging in free expression of their 2A freedoms. This line can even be seen on this very site.

This type of situation is only going to get worse until there's a fundamental reevaluation of the meaning of the 2nd Amendment.

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