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comparing the mainstream "News Media" with actual "Journalism". this is why people should completely abandon mainstream news outlets.
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"Should Teachers shoot back?"
Absolutely not. Shooting back sends a clear message that shooting is the method to resolve conflict. More people shooting back just escalates guns in society as normal. As human civilization advances, we need to de-escalate. to show how frail human life is and to vilify those humans that shoot others. 

Escalation only ever hurts conflict resolution. Witness how many stories crop up across the US about police officers ("keepers of the peace") escalate a situation and someone ends up dead.

The argument can be made that the authorities should show strength through force (this argument is especially common in defending police against shooting their suspects) but that is the wrong approach to take.  The situation needs to be looked at as two parties having a disagreement. One party has to take the high road and make everyone happy. A civilian can not be counted on to take that role. It is therefore the responsibility of the elected public official to calm the situation. You don't calm the situation be pointing a gun in someone's face who is already agitated enough to think that they need to be shooting or even brandishing a gun.

With teachers, their duty is to protect the kids as best they can, not to escalate.
Stuck with 15 of his students on a third floor balcony of a campus building as gunmen came up the stairs, university director Mohammad Shakil urged Pakistani police arriving at the scene to toss him up a gun so he could shoot back.
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if you care about inequality (specifically income inequality) then you really need to look to Bernie Sanders. Clinton is much more akin to a "Republican Lite" model rather than a Democrat, and not at all a Progressive.
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+Owen Iverson mostly i spend my time trying to educate people about voluntaryism since very few know about it & you cant have voluntary associations if people dont know the existing system is involuntary, coercive & there are options that give them more prosperity/freedom

i do whatever i can with the money i have to support business/charities i feel need help & i spend what i can in my spare time learning about critical thinking and economics/political philosophy but i only started in any serious way about 5+ years ago
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An interesting take on the Fermi Paradox. Also interesting is when you take this and tie it into Elon Musks ideas on the windows that civilizations have to initiate corrective actions on their past...
We're having a hard time finding extraterrestrial life. Does this mean we're the only ones? Or does it mean that all the aliens are dead?
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For my New York brethren. 
Tell us your salary and we'll tell you where to start hunting for a roommate-free apartment.
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Just saw +Marques Brownlee​ on the Democratic debate, sadly they didn't answer his question. Not too surprising as it questioned authoritarian policy and its effect on the common citizen. :(
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Yep.
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disarm the police.  as part of this ridiculous gun "problem" we have, we should be looking at restoring the police of this country to "keepers of the peace" rather than "escalators of conflicts". 

i'm still for special teams like SWAT that are definitely needed in certain circumstances, but at some point we have to turn the tide of police doing crazy things. the first step should be take away their guns. if it means they can't apprehend a criminal for fear of being shot, so be it. the criminal's time will come, but it shouldn't be through everyone at the scene having guns drawn and nerves on edge.

disarm the police and begin making them part of the community support system for which they were intended. just recently we saw that 55 year old mother of 5 shot accidentally by the police because she called them looking for help for her mentally unstable son. now 5 kids have no mother because of a police gun accident.

this kind of stuff makes the general public distrustful of those they pay to support them. we need to get back to normal and stop militarizing the keepers of the peace.
Ciara Meyer was killed when a cop's bullet passed through her father's arm and struck her, too, authorities and relatives confirmed Tuesday.
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This is a recap of the first ever successful re-landing of a payload-bearing rockets first stage on December 21st 2016. A few days later, SpaceX confirmed the rocket was structurally sound and ready to fly again, however, they're going to keep this particular unit around because, as Elon Musk put it, "its kind of special".

Welcome to the era of cheap space flight.
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Organizing and optimizing like crazy to enable 100% data integrity and reduce redundancy and wasted time.
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If you have enough data, there usually *is* one correct way to do things.
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Before you read anything, go take 4 minutes and watch this video about how awesome human engineers are - this video shows hows an accelerometer works and more awesomely, how it's actually made! (an accelerometer is the thing that tells your phone when to rotate the screen)

An eternal optimist, I'm extremely excited to be alive at this point in human history. The internet is the final step in the evolution of communication, but the first step to a greater collective human intelligence than we can possibly imagine. One person to one person by the fireside, to one person to many in village squares, to one person to many more people via printing presses and distributed literature, to radio broadcasts and finally to televised visuals across the planet, we have only ever had a unidirectional format of distribution. But in *only* the past 20 years (20 years!!!) we have gained the ability of every (connected) person to be heard and be able to reply to every other person on the planet. If you're not completely floored by that concept (and even more amazed to have witnessed it come about) then you're really missing something great.

Thanks to our 24/7, emotion-based info-tainment media machine, we see way more about the world than at any other time in history. And depending on who you're watching for your information, this can be a great problem for the larger population.

If you find yourself getting mad at a news article, there's a very real chance that you're being manipulated by that media outlet. Step back and try to empathize and truly understand what it would be like to be on the other side. Think about how the other side grew up, what their parents were like, how they eat, sleep and go to the bathroom (the basic problems of every human on the planet). If you can think about that (without making sophmoric, juvenile jokes) then you're one step closer to understanding *why* you disagree and not simply disagreeing "because they're just wrong".

We need more understanding as we face this deluge of information. The beauty is that you can understand almost anything you want, thanks to the internet.


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The secret to Google+ is Communities, not your existing social circle of friends. Join tons of communities that interest you and participate heavily in them - comment, post links and share content. You'll be rewarded with a whole new circle of friends that grows organically, and is probably way more interesting than your current social (dare I say) echo chamber??
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Was amazing, then they recently sold it and it seems the new staff just kinda half-asses things. Meh. Food is still fine, but with the old ambiance, this place rocked.
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For a Saturday at 7pm, it's pretty empty which i love. I may swing by at a more popular time and check it out.
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good brunch at the bar
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Completely fine. Service was fine, chili cheese dog was really good, I've had good burgers here. And the beer selection is pretty huge and wide ranging. I've come here when there's no one here and its a chill place. Lately it seems there's a bit of coke hook ups in the men's room. And the Jumbo Wings were fairly emaciated.
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