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A Pennsylvania judge was sentenced to 28 years in prison in connection to a bribery scandal that roiled the state's juvenile justice system. Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was convicted of taking $1 million in bribes from developers of juvenile detention centers. The judge then presided over cases that would send juveniles to those same centers. The case came to be known as "kids-for-cash.



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+Satyr Icon : I was speaking of a metaphorical hell. He is no doubt having a marvelous time in prison.
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+Brian Tomlinson they naturally occur in a wider range than they exist at present, because many communities (especially those skilled at judicious and sufficiently frequent BTI application) have successfully eradicated all mosquito species for decades. That used to include much more of the US than it does today, partly because the BTI manufacturers are always making them last a shorter time to try to sell more, and partly because of various budget cuts and government ineptitude.
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The Space Colonization community is my favorite thing about G+, but my least favorite thing about G+ was getting kicked out of the Science community because I was insisting dark matter is black holes.
 
Finally, something for the "Near Term Speculation" tag.
Rumors are flying that astronomers at the European Southern Observatory have discovered an Earth-like exoplanet in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri, our nearest neighboring star. If confirmed, this is undeniably one of the biggest astronomical discoveries of the century.
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Hi James Salman, I'm also interested in space colonization. However, I'm only interested in the real one. Not the unfortunate lie everyone else here has been stuck in.
I have good news for you folks, you can wake up now. Partial disclosure has started to reveal the real truth. It's out publicly by top military brass.
You can pretend the people with the highest integrity and credibility didn't speak the truth. That way you can at least keep pretending.
Look, if you wake up now. Open your mind and ask the questions. You will be one of the smart ones that figured it out.
If you like space travel and high tech electronics. Then you should be digging and discussing things a thousand years more advanced. Stepping thru portal and stepping out onto another planet.

Come on buddy, open your mind and go seek Nswers to your questions. Thats the only way. I can't convince you or anyone. They have to go look.
I'm just trying to plant the seed of truth. Like, this guy is crazy but persistent like he cares or something. Maybe I should go look. That way I can help settle him down by showing him it's fake. Or finding the truth that it's all real.
You have to look to find out
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G+ is so much more international than the US, but simple things like support of single payer so rarely translate into actions in support of e.g. talknicer.com/ehlr.pdf
The best argument for a single-payer health plan is the recent decision by giant health insurer Aetna to bail out next year from 11 of the 15 states where it sells Obamacare plans. Aetna’s decision...
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Under these conditions, why would you even believe any official who told you they blamed the Russians instead of, say, North Koreans or the mob?
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Trump trump trump trump trump 
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I posted this to r/progressive, r/hillaryclinton, and r/asktrumpsupporters on Reddit. I vowed to refuse to decide between Clinton and Trump until I am actually in the booth, or more likely, have my mail in ballot in front of me, so I am trying to decide between them by seeing how their supporters react to my favored policy proposals.
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If you would even consider Trump, I will have misread you in a big way...

You cannot call yourself "progressive" and vote for Trump.

I have no problem with you waiting till you get in the booth/ being unable to decide between Hillary and;
- Stein
- Johnson
- writing in Sanders
- defacing your ballot
- writing yourself in
- chewing and swallowing your ballot
- attempting to see if 1000 paper cuts will actually kill you
- writing Biden/Warren in..
- writing Stewart/Colbert/Oliver in

But not Trump! 
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I have discovered a truly remarkable legislative proposal converting Clintonites into economic Sandersians which this textarea is too small to contain.
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"I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this, which this margin is too narrow to contain."
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+Astro Teller +Bob Wyman why did Alphabet halt Project Foghorn before calculating the cost from discount nighttime wind power?
We’re a moonshot factory. Our mission is to invent and launch “moonshot” technologies that we hope could someday make the world a radically better place.
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Finally, something for the "Near Term Speculation" tag.
Rumors are flying that astronomers at the European Southern Observatory have discovered an Earth-like exoplanet in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri, our nearest neighboring star. If confirmed, this is undeniably one of the biggest astronomical discoveries of the century.
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I think the infrastructure of a solar sail is reusable get a BFL in orbit and then start launching the sails. It's a time share type scenario as you are going to want to have it be a pulsed laser anyway. So you can just time share to start until we get more capacity out there. Personally, I think we should work backwards. The first sat should be devoted to figuring out what the hell happens when we actually leave your system and get some firm idea of what 'out' means. After that we'll need to learn some of the nature of the space between here and there and what kinds of issues we are going to run into there. With the distances involved, you would need just a fraction of a tilt on a main reflector mirror to target multiple targets. perhaps even use a radial pattern. We need to get a lot less precious about space. We need to fail more frequently with cheaper options. Things are too precious in space right now, we can't afford that moving forward.
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+David Brin this is the kind of thing everyone on the SETI Postdetection Group is supposed to be afraid of, right? What's the downside of assuming alien visitors can not just easily learn our languages, but can learn the intimate details of our deadliest war machines easily enough to repeatedly turn them off through the decades?
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When words have meaning, Hollywood style.
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