Picture/Video/Gif thread Part 3

[Quote]Yeah, it was called back to where he kneeled. Not sure why the dummy ran it down field

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[Official] Picture/Video/Gif thread Part II

[Quote]You're preaching to the choir man. I completely agree that cops are overzealous and don't face proper consequences for their actions. I agree that the debate should be about how often they use lethal force, but not that they should be aiming for the legs. Cops should not be taught to even try to take non-lethal shots, because as soon as you miss (and if you're in the field and your target is 10 feet or more away, we're talking an inch too high on your aim) it becomes a lethal shot. You don't compromise enough for kick, torso shot. You're off by a tiny bit, you hit them in the thigh and bust their femoral artery, lethal shot. It's also a threat to bystanders - if there are civilians around or behind the target and you need to shoot at them, you want the bullets to stop in their chest, not bounce off the pavement and go flying into some kid on the sidewalk. Not to mention it encourages cops to brandish their guns when they shouldn't be. If they are looking to disable their opponent, they should use tasers. They should absolutely be taking lethal shots when they pull out their gun because that's the only time they should be pulling it out.

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[Official] Picture/Video/Gif thread Part II

[Quote]I know what you're saying, but being a "good shot" at the range is nothing like being a good shot in the field. I agree that too many unarmed people are getting killed by police, but I hear the argument a lot that police should just be shooting threats in the knee whenever a video like this pops up and it's just not feasible. I think the discussion should be focusing on why they are using lethal force over a taser to begin with. Especially with two cops and the kid being armed with a close range weapon (knife), one could have easily used his pistol to cover the cop using his taser in case it failed.

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[Official] Picture/Video/Gif thread Part II

[Quote]No offense, and I'm all against the cops too, but you sound like someone who's never shot a gun before. You know how hard it is to hit a moving person in the knee (or even one standing still for that matter)? Especially when the adrenaline's flowing. If you perceive it as a threat to your life, you're not going to carefully aim at someone's knee.

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Seattle is a great city.

Seattle actually gets less rainfall than a lot of cities in the US. It's just constantly cloudy. It hardly ever rains hard. To me, Seattle is hipster and Portland is hippy. Seattle is only liberal and artsy to the point that its convenient and "cool." (e.g., Starbucks, Macklemore, H&M). Portland is really about that life (as in dirty barefoot hippies, good breweries, dreads, etc). From someone who has consistently visited Seattle my whole life and lived here the last 4 years, it really doesn't have a great night life. As much as I like it, pretty much any city with a college in Texas, CA, etc. has a much better night life.

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If you are an idiot don't bother reading this.

[Quote]Personally, I think the main issue comes down to less and less funding for colleges each year - as we all know and others have pointed out, the rise in the cost of tuition has far outpaced inflation over the same time period, and funding for public schools has been dropping as a % of GDP. Universities are left to make up the difference by hiring shitty teachers, making riskier investments, and finding more and more ways to make money off their students. It's really all part of the same issue I think, the biggest problem America is facing today: widening disparity. Lack of quality education for the average citizen is going to continue to drive wealth into the hands of fewer and fewer people (the "1%") who are all opposed to paying for public schools with their tax money and have the resources to lobby against the taxes or avoid paying them all together (through tax loopholes, offshore bank accounts, etc). This general trend will continue to harm our economy, which means less government funding to go around, which means less money for schools. The cycle continues until we are willing to increase our education budget substantially and make by far the most important investment we can make as a country.

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If you are an idiot don't bother reading this.

It's not crazy that there are hundreds of kids in a classroom in college now or that it's practically a requirement to have a good job. If you think that's crazy, you don't understand history or economic development. Our current college system is a consequence of being a successful country. You'll notice that most first world colleges are the same. That's because in modern America, most natural resources have already been claimed (making most blue collar work not super valuable - this was the main driver of growth in the 1700s-late 1880s) and the minimum wage is too high for basic production (Americans will never be cheaper for making clothes, basic consumer goods, etc. than the Chinese for example - production was a main growth driver from the 1800s to about the 1950s (think the Ford era)). This means that the only jobs/industries left in America are the "hard" ones: medicine, engineering, high finance, biotech, etc. with the service sector jobs (maids, fast food workers, etc) left over for the uneducated. This may seem like a curse, but it's only a result of us being so successful. And yes, you absolutely need AT LEAST an undergraduate degree to be semi-competent in any of those fields. Sure, there are things wrong with our education system, but overall it's necessary. To wish for things to not be this way is to wish that we as a country had a lower standard of living and were back in the 50s.

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Why are there so many rich Asian kids?

[Quote]same shit. any asian that can afford to move from China (just recently not a third world country and has extremely high income disparity) to any first world country (including the UK) is rich as hell in the first place.

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Why are there so many rich Asian kids?

zzzboy is the only one who has it right so far. Pretty much anyone who goes to university on the west coast will be able to tell you about all the rich ass asian kids. Most of them are international students or first generation Americans, because statistically, the only Asians you're going to see at a good American university are the ones who are rich enough to have made it out of their home country.

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Get your money up VOL. Stocks

[Quote]http://www.investopedia.com/search/default.aspx?q=limit%20order Investopedia is a dope resource for learning a lot of the terminology and basic functions of the markets.

2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

Get your money up VOL. Stocks

[Quote]Trading, which is what you are doing, is not investing: http://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/12/difference-investing-trading.asp Do YOU know why the market is dropping? What are traders panicked about? If you understand tapering, you would understand that at this point in time, it is most likely that the Fed is only going to continue ramping up tapering (ie, reducing the amount of bonds they purchase each month at an increasingly drastic rate). So why then would you be buying into a falling stock NOW? If you thought tapering was a factor in the falling market, you would know that it will only get worse and that prices will continue to fall. So why aren't you waiting until they fall further to buy in? I'm going to try to say this without coming off as an asshole, because I know you're not going to take my advice if I belittle you. So I'm honestly saying, no offense meant, that you should study up before you call other people morons for not wanting to "invest" in a falling OTC marijuana stock. I'm guessing that you just started trading in the last few years (during the greatest bull run in history). Markets are not always so forgiving. Try reading some Benjamin Graham, read Bill Gross' blog posts/reports, follow economic news (jobs reports, ISM reports, etc), and in my humble opinion, stay far away from technical analysis until you have a strong handle on fundamental analysis. Idk if you're in college but if you are, check out a Bloomberg terminal if you guys have one.

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Calling on HB VOL. Plottin on a debtor

You want to get back at him but you don't want him to know? Passive aggressive as fuck, this is some high school girl plotting

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i am discontent with shecocks

stay salty

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Been lurking this site called "reddit"

loool the comments in this thread are so fucking ironic

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That face Vol: Models

[Quote]lol we watched the same one in high school and thought the exact same thing... all the guys in the class were beefing when the teacher skipped the sex scene

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