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OMG! Nationals 23, Mets 5 and the game isn't over yet!

Check out this line on 3B Anthony Rendon:

6 at bats, 6 hits, 5 runs scored, 10 RBI

Can criminalizing homelessness help?

It doesn't seem to make sense, but more and more cities are doing it.

There’s nothing shocking, really, about Houston’s new law making it easier for homeless people to be arrested simply for being homeless.

Not when over 100 American cities have effectively criminalized everyday life for the homeless, making crimes of things from sleeping outside to brushing teeth in public. Even as cities become more socially conscious about LGBTQ rights and drug policies, they’ve become less tolerant of their neediest inhabitants and more comfortable with cops and the justice system sweeping up the human trash, as it were.

City-wide bans on public camping (PDF) have increased by 69 percent throughout the United States. What used to be seen as an annoyance is now prohibited, forcing fines or jail time on those who certainly can’t afford it. The only nationwide nonprofit devoted to studying this, the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, has been tracking these changes since 2006. Their findings? There are a scary number of laws passed that ironically make it costly to be homeless.

For example, in 33 of the 100 U.S. cities they studied, it’s illegal to publicly camp. In 18, it’s illegal to sleep in public. Panhandling is illegal in 27 cities. In 39 cities, it’s illegal to live in vehicles. For extreme sports junkies (like Yosemite climbers who try to live in their cars), this is an inconvenience. For the homeless, it leaves no alternatives, especially if shelters are too far, too full, or too violent (a common problem). For some people, the choice might be between living in a car or sleeping outside—but what if both are criminalized?


The pinboy3niner pun thread

When I spot a good pun and post it here, I think of how pinboy would probably "one-up" it with a pun of his own. It's definitely part of his legacy here.

I'm going to post the best puns I come across in this thread. I invite you to do the same, or to share a pinboy3niner play on words that you recall, if you're so inclined.

Priebus: Trump administration has looked at changing libel law

This is just freakin' scary. They're going to take a run at clawing back the First Amendment.

On This Week, Reince Priebus Says Trump Administration Has "Looked At" Curtailing Free Press

JONATHAN KARL (HOST): Before you go, we have a segment coming up with Ann Coulter and Robert Reich, of course there’s a big controversy at Berkeley over freedom of speech. I want to ask you about two things the president has said on related issues. First of all, there was what he said about opening up the libel laws, tweeting, “the failing New York Times has disgraced the media world. Gotten me wrong for two solid years. Change the libel laws?” That would require, as I understand it, a constitutional amendment. Is he really going to pursue that? Is that something he wants to pursue?

RIENCE PREIBUS: I think it's something that we’ve looked at, and how that gets executed or whether that goes anywhere is a different story. But when you have articles out there that have no basis or fact and we're sitting here on 24/7 cable companies writing stories about constant contacts with Russia. And all these other matters that --

KARL: So you think the president should be able to sue The New York Times for stories he doesn't like?

PREIBUS: Here’s what I think. I think that newspapers and news agencies need to be more responsible with how they report the news. I'm so tired --

KARL: I don't think anybody would disagree with that. It's about whether or not the president should have a right to sue them.

PREIBUS: And I already answered the question. I said this is something that is being looked at, but it’s something that as far as how it gets executed, where we go with it, that’s another issue. But I think this is a frustration of unnamed sources of things that the FBI has told me personally is complete B.S., written in a newspaper article, in my office, one on one, this, here, is not true. And guess what? But it's sitting there on the front page. So how is it possible? And what do we have? Twenty-four/seven cable about a story about intelligence that the actual intelligence agency says is not true. Yet we deal with it every day.


My addiction

Somebody help me, please! Can't stop eating!

OMG! So good!

What are you addicted to lately?

Which button would you press?

Well, we can eliminate "Student loans forgiven" for the vast majority of the crowd here, but the other five could still spur some interesting conversation...

Machete-wielding man attacks non-Republicans in Kentucky campus rampage

Source: Raw Story

A man armed with a machete and a bag full of knives seriously injured a Kentucky student Friday morning in a politically motivated attack at a campus coffee shop.

The assailant, whose name has not been released, brought weapons into Jazzman’s Cafe at Transylvania University in Lexington, where he made a bizarre proclamation and then asked other customers about their political affiliation, reported the Lexington Herald-Leader.

“The day of reckoning is here,” the man said, according to witnesses. He then approached two women at the café.

“He asked the first girl if she was a Democrat or a Republican, she said Republican, (and) he said okay, then asked some other girl,” said witness Michael Soder. “By that time, some of my friends were running out and yelling for us to leave, and I tried to stay behind to see if — I mean I didn’t know what to do, I wanted to help, but I knew I should get out of there.”

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/machete-wielding-man-attacks-non-republicans-in-kentucky-campus-rampage/

Alarming and crazy!

NFL draft, who's watching?

It starts in a couple of hours.

Defensive end Myles Garrett of Texas A&M is rumored to be the Cleveland Browns' choice for the #1 pick, according to ESPN.
Earlier in the week, it looked like North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky might be the Browns' selection.


What does your team need?

United Airlines has settled with assaulted passenger

Lawyers for United and Dr. David Dao have reached a settlement out of court, according to CNN. No terms have been made public.

I'm sure he's getting millions, and United deserves to pay dearly for that fiasco.

Donald Trump's axis of evil

Once again, the brilliance of cartoonist Michael de Adder.

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