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Anti road rage

Its rush hour bumper to bumper traffic on the freeway. A truck pulls over on the shoulder in front of me, 2 guys get out and run behind my car and start pointing/motioning to a car behind me. Turns out there was a car in another lane that was stalled and they were trying to get through traffic to push it onto the shoulder. What I thought was about to be a case of a road rage fight turned into a case of "road polite".

Black Lives Matter block London's Heathrow Airport

Source: CNN

Black Lives Matter UK campaigners have blocked roads leading to London's largest airport, as part of a series of nationwide shutdown protests on Friday.
Transport routes in other British cities have come to a standstill, with demonstrators chaining themselves together in Birmingham and Nottingham. More protests are planned in Manchester later today.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/05/europe/black-lives-matter-uk-heathrow-shutdown/index.html

Australians Keep Screwing Up Census Stats by Claiming Jedi as Their Religion

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/36942171/australians-asked-not-to-list-their-religion-as-jedi

I hadn't heard of this before, guess it has been going on since 2001... pretty funny

Breaking? Reported machete attack in Germany

Just saw it on tv news, couldn't find a link yet. Reported 1 dead 2 wounded. Attacker in custody identified as Syrian refugee.

Edit: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/one-killed-and-two-injured-in-machete-attack-by-syrian-refugee-55xl5009n

Any ideas why Romney or Paul Ryan didn't throw their hats in the race?

It seems like either one could have ran away with the nomination and taken another run at the presidency. I get they didn't have the desire to run at the start, but at the point when Trump was leading, wouldn't they think "This is a joke, I can easily win this thing"?

If there is anyone with flim making experience/knowledge, please enlighten me...

...on the game of thrones season 7 postponement. The official reason given is they need to shoot later in the year to capture winter scenes. So far they have had many winter scenes which have been in Iceland and they have always had plenty of snow. Do they honestly need it to snow in Ireland, wait for the day that happens, and hope to get in all the right takes? It seems kind of stupid... I'm pretty sure they manufacture snow rather than depend on weather reports for their snow.

It sounds like a BS excuse to me, but I have no knowledge of the industry so anyone involved in film making please enlighten me

Sharing Netflix and HBO passwords is now a federal crime

"The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that sharing online passwords is a crime prosecutable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act."

Which not only includes friends, but also family, spouses, and significant others. So technically I now have to leave the living room when my wife wants to watch Netflix, and she has to leave the room when I want to watch HBOgo, or we are committing a felony.... wtf??

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sharing-netflix-and-hbo-passwords-is-now-a-federal-crime-but-heres-why-not-to-worry-2016-07-12

Freedom

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. - W. Faulkner

Statutory Rape Victim Ordered to pay child support

"SAN FRANCISCO He was a 15-year-old kid with all the usual teenage sexual passions.

She was his neighbor--a 34-year-old mom, later convicted of statutory rape for engaging him in a romantic tryst that resulted in her getting pregnant....

The matter did not become a court case until after their daughter was born on Jan. 20, 1995, and Jones began receiving welfare on the daughter's behalf. Under federal guidelines, counties must make an effort to determine the identity of the father of any child on welfare and collect child support from him to offset the welfare payments.

That's exactly what San Luis Obispo County did.

As soon as county officials realized the baby's father was a minor, they filed statutory-rape charges against Jones, which resulted in a conviction but no jail time. Almost simultaneously, they sought to have the young father registered as being responsible for child support."

No words other than derp come to mind

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1996-12-22/features/9612220045_1_pay-child-support-child-support-behalf
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