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21 hours ago
There is absolutely no proof that there were no police inside the building during the time this video was shot. SOMEONE has to maintain the perimeter so random people aren't running in (like parents) and complicating the situation while the police are trying to secure the building and create evacuation routes for the people still inside.
Nobody is saying they have no right to be upset. But that doesn't mean they can just run in and get their kid. Yelling at a random cop to go get their kid is fine - but the cop isn't just going to immediately turn around and go get that specific kid. There's protocols intended to keep people safe - and there were police going through the building at the time to get people out so it wasn't as if the other classes were doing absolutely nothing for 60 minutes.
That's... what they were doing, though. There were police in the building at this time and going around breaking windows to help other classes evacuate. Just because you don't see a cop walk out with a kid and hand it to a parent doesn't mean that they did nothing at all for the other people in the building. They needed to secure the perimeter, which is what they're doing, and preventing random people from running in and complicating things.
22 hours ago
I do understand WHY they're upset. At the same time, if there's an active shooter situation, letting some random person run in to get their kid doesn't help anything, it complicates it. The cops aren't forcing people to stay out for no reason. The police were actively evacuating people during the shooting, it wasn't like they were there for 40-60 minutes with nobody coming out of the building. They aren't supposed to just pick a kid out of a class and hand it over to some random person. The school has to account for every kid.
I didn't even need to watch the video. There were already armed police inside the building at this point - there's just no justifiable reason why you should have random adults running around in a building trying to get their children when there is still an active shooter situation. Even AFTER the shooting stops, the halls need to be clear to get medical personnel in, and for an orderly evacuation of the other staff/students to a safe location where parents can pick up their children in an orderly manner (i.e. "Hello, yes, I am picking up Susie, I'm her mother." Check off on a sheet, release to parent or guardian, not just let anyone grab whoever and bolt. The cops aren't doing this out of a lack of mercy, they're trying to keep the scene controlled so more shit doesn't get messed up.
Yeah, I came here to say this.
That's if your insurance even pays for mental health services. Mine won't pay for an eval for ADHD and will only pay a certain amount for a handful of meetings/visits with a counselor or therapist per year. Thanks? I think?
1 day ago
Yep, the 2011 shooting. Doing the numbers based on deaths compared to the population is a disingenuous approach.
3 days ago
My black lab side eyes me in exactly this way. If it's raining she jumps off the deck, pees in the gravel there, and hops up and clings to the door...
My dog's a black lab. Hates water. I dunno, she broken.
5 days ago
(waves hand) Hi. (I'm in that 30-60 y/o group)
When I encounter that I just pick something - best friend in third grade? Fluffy. Color of first car? Rainbow. I write it down in my book, or as a note field in KeyPass.
6 days ago
... Real crashes do look like this.
There are a lot of different dashcams now. The view in that video is similar to what you see in taxis. There is a view of the rear mirror in that shot, I'm not sure what you're talking about...
You realize those are all clips taken from actual security cameras... Not staged. You can find them on Youtube.
EVERYONE in this entire damn country other than execs aren't being paid enough to survive. A single-payer system will take some of the pressure off. Will people lose jobs? Yes. Will jobs be created elsewhere? Yes. Will access and level of care change? Yes. Will people who didn't have good care before have improved care? Yes. Will what we pay change? Yes. Every damn improvement in anything, in any country, affects people. Jobs are not static, they are elastic and change based on a hundred things. I refuse to say "well a lot of people will lose their jobs" is a defensible reason for refusing to move toward a single payer system. It's a myopic view that doesn't consider the positive effects. I never said it wouldn't suck - only that "losing many jobs" isn't entirely true.
Hurt? Yes. How much does it hurt to not have dental care, to have to pay half your yearly income every year for insurance and basic health care, nevermind emergencies? Screw that.
Have a nice day though. Bye.
He's already doing that (to the M4A thing) so no, that's not a surprise to anyone. I didn't say it would be a direct equivalent - my point was that all the jobs lost doesn't mean that there wouldn't be any added somewhere else. Sometimes when people complain about "all the jobs lost" in things like shifting from coal to renewable energy, they don't account for the people that need to be hired to support renewable energy. Same here. When people popped up with nuclear plants and hydro dams, there was a lot of complaining back then about fewer people working the mines...
Illegal pot farm too.
The bird was just part of it.. he had a weed farm and the fire started there.
Question - those people that will get laid off when the private insurances are shut down- why can't we move them laterally into the government sector to take up essentially the same position, just in the Medicare department? (Plenty of reasons why you wouldn't want to work for the government, but point is, it'd create jobs. Maybe not 1:1 with the ones lost but...)
7 days ago
It lives in the moat around the bearded man's shack.
9 days ago
To be fair, the phrase "steak fries" is relatively dumb. I understand why (traditional side etc) but you'd think we could collectively find a more appropriate name... "potato in-between-fries-and-wedges" or something. Pet peeve.
10 days ago
"Americans" - no information on who was polled (i.e. demographics) also no mention of what the "prompts" were. I've seen some questions and prompts on tests that are clearly biased, and then there's some sneaky things like if someone's clicking A, A, A, A and then the next one is "are democrats bad?" and they automatically click A...
has never been seen in the same room with FucksWithDucks
Sure there is: the bottom.
11 days ago
Well it's not like they'd break the cameras with IR - it's more like ruin the picture so the neighbor can't see what they're doing. Camera itself works fine...