The judge just made the decision, due to risk of flight (international connections, several citizenships, "extraordinary financial resources," significant evidence against her). The judge just stated that all these things are motives for Maxwell to flee. She also specifically said because France does not extradite, flight risk is even higher, due to the potential sentence length. The judge said Maxwell believed she would avoid prosecution, because she took no steps to flee, but that argument does not weigh heavier than the evidence against her.
Good arguments by both sides, to be honest, but I think we can all agree we're happy with the outcome. Trial date is set for July 12, 2021.
I was re-watching Revenge of the Sith and I was watching the scene with Bail Organa seeing a Jedi Youngling get killed by clones and he quickly leaves after but if he did not leave would the clones have killed Bail Organa? Or would he have just been told the Jedi are traitors?
I went with the family to spend the day at the in-laws. Elected to take my bike and planed a solo ride in new territory. I was about half a mile from the turnaround point of my out-and-back and I started thinking about my options. Despite Komoot saying I’d have a bike lane on this stretch, I had a wide shoulder on my side of the road, but a narrow to non-existent shoulder on the return side.
As I crested a hill, I looked down toward my destination, at maybe the 200th car passeing me far above the speed limit, at the lack of safe riding space on the return side, and I decided the risk wasn’t worth the reward. I walked back to cell signal and called my wife to play bike taxi. Only got about 10 miles of a 22-mile route.
I’m not sure if any of you need a reminder, but I got mine today. My wife and I planned some paddleboarding for tomorrow, and I damn sure wanted to be doing that and not sitting in a hospital bed or worse. There’s no shame in calling it today, to be sure you get a few mo... keep reading on reddit ➡
Sorry we jammed up the line but someone's live with it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqaGRqLtV1A
edit 3:15 Eastern: in the words of /u/fancyironclad: "NO BAIL!!! That's it! Congratulations everyone!"
I've been thinking about how big of a deal Bail's death was.
Mon Mothma had skilled subordinates, like Dodonna, but after Yavin she basically made all the big picture decisions alone. There just weren't many people with her level of influence. One was Bail, another was Garm Bel Iblis, who left the Alliance specifically because Bail died.
Having Mothma as sole leader wasn't good for the rebellion. She was the most charismatic of the founding senators. But Bel Iblis was a better commander and Bail a better diplomat. Without them, Mothma ended up taking on far more than she could chew, even micromanaging (and arbitrarily cancelling) projects of Dodonna and Ackbar. (At least based on a conversation between Han and Bel Iblis in Dark Force Rising.)
This alone is a big deal. It's entirely possible he would have told Luke about his relationship with Leia and/or Vader. And even if he didn't, he'd have taken a huge personal interest... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have been dating this man for over a year and a half now. I hadn’t noticed he came with anger issues until 3 months into the relationship but I’ve seen worse so I didn’t think much of it. I love him with my whole heart, been through everything with him and supported him all the way. But I’m just wondering should I bail him out?
Our relationship was fine at first. He was really sweet and we hung out practically every day.
Then 5 months into the relationship, he started showing his true colors. He’d yell at anything that upset him, he punched refrigerators, walls, steering wheels. But again I have brothers so it never really bothered me as long as I wasn’t next.
About 2 months ago, he was arrested for child enticement charges, this is when he really spiraled out of control. I found out he had a sex addiction and I felt bad for him so I forgave him and prayed he’d get help.
After that I thought things were getting better, he was seeing a therapist, distracting himself with hobbie... keep reading on reddit ➡
Me [44M] with my [37F] have been dating for roughly two weeks now, and she seems pretty cool. I've noticed a couple of things that I think are red flags though. I try not to be judgmental, and realize we've all gone through hard times...but hers seem extreme, and I'm not sure I want to take all of this on even though I do like her.
My first red flag was when we were talking about our current life situations. She told me that she currently suffers from CPTSD and it prevents her from working. She is on temporary disability, and plans on filing for full disability but hasn't yet. While working as a caregiver she was attacked by a clients dog which bit her on the back of the arm that she is waiting on a settlement for. I didn't ask how much because that's her business. She seems to be fully capable of working though. I'm not a mental health expert or anything, but I've seen no sign that she isn't capable of holding a job. She keeps talking about how pressure situations like getting... keep reading on reddit ➡