“If you’re black, you’re treated more harshly by the criminal justice system than if you’re white.”
Those were the words of Theresa May as she stood outside Downing Street in her first speech as prime minister. It was a somewhat surprising acknowledgement from the leader of a party which is not exactly renowned for its record on racial equality.
Her words were true, though she did nothing to tackle the issues.
I think that it's better for horrible murderers with no remorse to get life in prison than the death sentence.
I feel so inexplicably mad whenever a murderer gets the death sentence because I want them to be miserable in prison for the rest of their life.
The death sentence is an easy way out and you even get a nice last meal before a quick and painless death.
Murderers like Ted Bundy don't deserve that. They deserve to rot in prison, be eaten alive by boredom and be assaulted by inmates.
I don't agree with the death sentence, but not because it's "too harsh", because it is actually the best thing that can happen to a murderer. It is being nice to them.
They don't deserve the privilege of a last meal they chose, they don't deserve to just die painlessly after taking the lives of others in such violent and painfully slow ways.
I don't know if this is exactly an unpopular opinion, but I've met a lot of people who think the death sentence is worse than life in prison so here we go.
I'm working in a growth marketing agency. Marketing tools are 30% of what we do, so we use them a lot and experiment with the new ones as much as possible.
There are thousands of tools and it's easy to get lost, so I wanted to share the tools we use most on a daily basis. And divide the list into 14 categories.
I thought this could be handy for Entrepreneurs subreddit.
Why adopt tools? I see marketing tools as tireless colleagues. If you can't hire an employee, choosing the right tool can solve your problems, because they
Onwards to the list.
(With the pricings post ended up quite long, you can find a link in the end if you want to check the prices)
#1 ActiveCampaign is armed with the most complicated email automation features and has the most intuitive user experienc... keep reading on reddit ➡
I had been having dreams of flying in a never-ending sky, floating my way through a sea of clouds. In these subconscious imaginings, I am happy, nothing but joy flowing through my veins. When I would wake up I would hang my head, for I knew the normal day of work and relaxation wouldn't compare to the weightlessness and freedom from my sleep. Not that I was unhappy with my life in the Heaven Paradise, but I wasn't particularly happy either.
The scientist crept towards me with his glowing yellow eyes which had deep bags underneath. His smile reminded me of a snake about to launch its fangs into its prey.
I was frozen stiff. My brain was trying to make sense of everything, but it was impossible.
"We'll make you forget this whole thing ever happened," he slithered. He was within arms length as he cocked his hand back with the needle glimmering in the lifeless white light.
Stepping to the side of his thrust, he lost his balance and I responded with a haymaker to the right si... keep reading on reddit ➡
The Justice Department is changing its sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone, overruling career prosecutors who requested in a court filing Monday that the former Trump adviser serve 7–9 years in prison.
The downgraded sentencing recommendation is sure to prompt allegations of political interference. In a possible sign of the coming fallout, former Mueller prosecutors Aaron Zelinsky, Jonathan Kravis, Adam Jed, and Michael Marando have withdrawn from the Stone case. Zelinsky and Kravis resigned from their positions as special assistant U.S. attorney and assistant U.S. attorney in D.C., respectively.
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Really random opinion but I have seen this happen very frequently.
There are these compilations on YT or twitter about multilingual idols. Fans like to brag and talk about how their faves speak 5 languages. Out of which in maybe two or three they can do a bit more than greet and speak a few basic sentences. That is not the equivalent of actually speaking the language.
I saw a showdown in a comment section where one user tried to correct a Blackpink Lisa stan and tell her that Lisa is only fluent in Korean, English and Thai. So it doesn’t make sense to say she’s fluent in Mandarin when she had to use a translator for almost all the promotions and episodes of Youth with you. The stan got so mad defending her.
Like if your faves don’t speak, they don’t speak. I mean you cannot just make it seem like they are fluent when they aren’t. Especially in difficult languages like Mandarin which probably take years to get to an intermediate level. And thats not only with Lisa, I have seen the... keep reading on reddit ➡
Are you tired of just being able to use the same (boring) linking words such as: et, mais, quand, parce que, and ou? Well so was I, I wanted to widen my vocabulary and I present you the results. I made this a while ago after receiving this list in my old B2/C1 French class during my studies in Paris.
The list provides an overview of all the linking words in French in all of the different categories. I will explain each category and give an example of a new word you can use. The words will then be used in a sentence so you can see it in a proper context. You can then put these sentences in your Anki decks. I will also mention the linking word that would normally be used so you can see the difference. There are 36 sentences in 18 examples, I made all examples myself except one which is from a famous book – let’s see if you can... keep reading on reddit ➡
Someone on reddit said "what world do you live in? If porn is cheating for men, then females using toys is cheating"
Ignore what they're talking about but
like shown above, people love to use "females" with "men". No one says "males" so it feels wrong for people to say females instead of women. It doesn't help that females/males is never used in a positive context
A lot better than "femoids" though.
EDIT: I might have been a little unclear. I'm not talking about the use of male/females in a scientific setting. Heck, if you use the two together that's alright too, i.e. "males" and "females" in a sentence. Here, someone is using "men" and "female" together, instead of "men" and "women".
(a) Whoever, without intent to effect the death of any person, causes the death of another by perpetrating an act eminently dangerous to others and evincing a depraved mind, without regard for human life, is guilty of murder in the third degree and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 25 years.
Knowing that the statistics would indicate that sex offenders (especially child sex offenders) are often caught only after having offended many times, I believe the best and most just way to protect victims and even to help the offenders live productive and stable lives going forward is to literally castrate them. I’m not proposing a particular method; I don’t know what’s most humane or feasible.
I’m especially envisioning this in the case of repeat or especially serious offenders: child predators, those will multiple assault convictions, those with terabytes of CP, etc.
Edit: A lot of people seem to be missing 2 points:
As some who reads a lot of student papers for my job this is a fairly difficult concept. My English is not very good, but this one concept was difficult for me, and not a lot of people know this secret.
My father and me / I went to the store.
Remove father from the sentence.
Me went to the store?! No, I went to the store.
My mother bought a wonderfult gift for my brother and I / me.
My mother bought a gift for I?! No, my mother bought a gift for me.
She and me went to the store? Her and I went to the store?
Her went to the store? No, she went to the store. Me went to the store? No, I went to the store.
She and I went to the store.
Junior year, English class, terrible teacher. The kind that makes test questions with multiple correct answers, the kind that grades your essays on whether she agrees with you or not.
Prelude 1: Write a short story using the vocabulary words. I did, and she said it "wasn't creative enough." WTF, lady? It's a vocabulary exercise. You are literally determining the content of the story for me.
Prelude 2: Write an essay about what we learned from Insert Class Project Here. You know the kind - where 1 person does the work and everyone else gets the grade. So I wrote in the essay that I learned that other people are unreliable and I should cover my own ass. Got an F - apparently I wasn't supposed to learn that.
The Main Event: Another vocabulary assignment, this one is the ever useless "Use these words in a sentence" assignment. I was tired of this teacher and her habit of giving meaningless assignments and then holding you accountable when you failed to meet her unstated pre-conceptions... keep reading on reddit ➡
Most of my personal experience with catcalling was between the ages 11 and 16. And during these years every single experience was me walking to and from school in full, baggy school uniform. My friends had experienced the same thing. Throughout these years I was told that I looked younger than my age by both grown women and men. At 18 a 40/50-year-old man who was taking surveys on the train for the cities transport said he thought I was 16 (in the context, he was only allowed to survey those over 18 which is why age came up).
I helped organise a freshers event (party for 1st-year university students) and by 25, 18-year-olds looked like babies to me even with their clubbing outfits, dark lighting and heavy makeup. So 11 to 16-year-old girls and boys look even younger.
So how do adult men get support when they claim that girls these days "look so much older"?
In the UK there was a case where a 30~ year old man claimed that an 11-year-old lied about her age and they had sex. He got in... keep reading on reddit ➡
Or any other thoughts on the topic are appreciated as well.
Anyone know why sentences in older stories/books are so long?
Alice in Wonderland (1865) by Lewis Carroll’s first two sentence:
> ALICE was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, “and what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations?”
> So she was considering in her own mind, (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid,) whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a white rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.
Emma (1815) by Jane Austen’s first three sentences:
> Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with v... keep reading on reddit ➡
I've noticed that every YouTuber spends 15 minutes to talk about a topic or question that can be expressed or answered with one sentence -- and often they never arrive at the best answer in that 15 minutes. So, here is my attempt to give the one sentence answer to everything:
Which language should I learn?
The one you'll want to maintain for the rest of your life.
Is Duolingo any good?
It can be fun, but it won't get you that far.
How should I learn a language?
You can learn a language with any method if you engage with it regularly -- which is why every method out there has its fans who learned by only engaging with that particular one and succeeded.
How much time should I study a day?
Anything you'll spend over a 30 minute minimum is great.
Can I learn just by watching TV and movies.
You can, but it will take a hell of a lot longer than most other methods.
Should I have the subtitles on or off?
Most people turn the subtitles off after they've reached a certain com
For me it’s obviously Kane
He did unlicensed dentistry
He attempted to murder his brother on countless occasions
Set a man with Bell’s palsy on fire for asking him a question he didn’t like
Killed girlfriend in car accident and committed necrophilia (alleged)
Assaulted a future US Senator who was also the wife of his employer
Electrocuted a man’s testicles because he defended his mom from being assaulted
Raped, impregnated and forced a woman into marriage
When this woman finally had the courage to leave him, he invaded her eventual wedding and assaulted the priest
Pushed a man in a wheelchair off a stage
Attempted to kidnap the girlfriend of the man in the wheelchair
Locked his father in a freezer and was never seen again after that
Attempted to kidnap his best friend’s wife
Y'all dudes need to chill. Your life isn't over because you're shorter than most women. You won't be alone forever.
You're sad not because you're short, but because you're genuinely insecure and perhaps need to put some work into your self-image.
You're not getting dates NOT because you're short, but because you're not being the person that a woman would want to spend time with.
Y'all need a wake-up call. Your height isn't the reason you're miserable. Your height isn't the reason you feel worthless, or why women ignore you.
Stop convincing yourself that your height is a death sentence!
It seems like the ones who weren't sentenced to death and the ones who did not die in prison the first few years were all paroled after either 6 or 7 years. Was new information found? Or did they have good reason to believe Japan was settled down enough by the mid to late 50s?
Schlob on my knob