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Bryan Pregon

New report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate, shows the operation's sc... - 0 views

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    "A report prepared for the Senate that provides the most sweeping analysis yet of Russia's disinformation campaign around the 2016 election found the operation used every major social media platform to deliver words, images and videos tailored to voters' interests to help elect President Trump"
Bryan Pregon

New Documents Show That Facebook Has Never Deserved Your Trust | Electronic Frontier Fo... - 0 views

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    "This week, those reminders include a collection of newly released documents suggesting that the company adopted a host of features and policies even though it knew those choices would harm users and undermine innovation."
Bryan Pregon

DA: No charges against Aurora police officer who shot, killed homeowner who had just ki... - 25 views

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    I believe that there shouldn't be any charges against the officer for the simple fact that he told him to drop the gun multiple times loudly and clearly and was given a good amount of time to do so but then he showed his full body shining the flashlight at the officer probably triggering a fight or flight response in the officer making him pull the trigger
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    I feel that the police should be charged for the murder of the Colorado man being shot and killed because this is exactly why people have police protests. The justice system is failing the system.
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    The fact that he had a hearing impairment was not something that the cops knew forthright and, not to give them the right for shooting an innocent man, they had reason to believe that he could have been the intruder. He was in a robe and looked to be disheveled and could very well have been a crazy man who broke into a random home. There is also the fact that it was dark and the police had no idea what to expect in the outcome of this incident. I do not believe that the cops are at fault in this incident.
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    Should the cops be arrested, no why? because for one before the coped entered or saw the man they heard a shot being fire in the house which of course caused them to pull there weapons out. When they go to the door the man peaked out around a hallway which to a cop could look suspicious not only that but after multiple attempts to get him to drop the weapon he still didn't. Which was most likely because of he hard hearing but he made a terrible mistake by then coming out and pointing a flashlight at them with the gun in his hand even though the man wasn't pointing the gun at the police it was still alarming to them and there instinct kicked like hey I got a man with a gun in his hand pointing a flashlight at me like he could kill me and the reacted by shooting him dead. Although steps could have been taken before shooting a shot, there was also multiple cops at the scene and you can't predict what each cop would have done. none the less they shouldn't be arrested for the mistake of the man.
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    i feel like he should not be charged because a man with a gun came out and he also had a flashlight and most guns have a flashlight attachment and so when the guy pointed the flashlight at them they thought he was aiming at them so they fired shots at him also in the 911 call they should have said something about having a gun or about the grandpa
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    I agree with cmerksick It was a tragic mistake but I think they shouldn't be punished given the situation and knowledge the officers had.
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    The fact that he had hearing loss was not told to the cops beforehand. The cop was In the right to shout him because he was holding a gun and would not put it down. The officer thought that his life might have been endangered. Although steps could have been taken before shooting a shot at the man, there was also multiple cops at the scene and you can't predict what each cop would have done. none the less they shouldn't be arrested for the mistake of the man. He had more then enof time to put down the gun or see who it was at the door.
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    I feel like they didn't do anything wrong it sucks that he died but they had to make sure that their life wasn't in danger or the family's lives weren't in danger and he didn't put down the gun so they didn't know if that was the intruder or someone lived there
Bryan Pregon

Plastic straw ban? Cigarette butts are the single greatest source of ocean trash - 9 views

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    "Yet the No. 1 man-made contaminant in the world's oceans is the small but ubiquitous cigarette butt - and it has mostly avoided regulation. That soon could change, if a group of committed activists has its way."
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    Its crazy how cigarette butts are the #1 contaminant in the oceans and the the cigarette filter has no health benefit so it basically useless and also just pollutes the ocean .
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    I really agree with this jduncan240 about how cigarette butts are the #1 contaminant in the oceans and how the filter is so useless and it doesn't even degrade into nature,
Bryan Pregon

'Active Shooter' video game: Parents of Parkland victims express outrage - CNN - 1 views

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    "Politicians and parents of slain students in Parkland, Florida, are expressing outrage about a forthcoming video game in which players can simulate being an active shooter to terrorize a school."
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    Me personally I don't think video games can effect how us as humans. Also it's just a VIDEO GAME (keyword game) but this game should defiantly be 18+
scott9677

Iowa Bans Most Abortions As Governor Signs 'Heartbeat' Bill : The Two-Way : NPR - 20 views

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    I am glad this law has been put in place. It still protects unborn life but makes exceptions for "rape, incest or medical emergency". I hope other states decide to put this law in place.
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    I agree with Audrey, we should be able to protect unborn life, but also make an exception for if she was raped,or if it is an incest baby
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    I think this is a good decision to put this law into place because it allows exceptions for "rape, incest or medical emergency" but can still protect an unborn life.
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    I feel that the law is too restrictive because most women do not know they are pregnant and if you are 18 and have a kid then you might not be financially stable enough to take care of the child, then we have another kid not growing up with their parents or going into a foster care program.
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    I highly disagree with this. Women have the right to control what goes on with their bodies if they don't want to carry a child at all they shouldn't be made to do so. Just like if a women is married and doesn't want to have kids she should be able to get herself "fixed" she should be required to have two or more children before doing so or get approval from her spouse.
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    I feel this ban in unfair, as most women wouldn't know they are pregnant until it is too late. With this ban in place it eliminates the women's choice whether they want the child or not.
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    I agree with hayleigh35, most women can't even tell if they're pregnant by 6 weeks, so the bill really doesn't work in that sense, but I am glad that they put the exceptions of rape, incest or medical emergency. When they're raped, women don't get to choose whether they want to have a kid or not because it is forced upon them. In that case, they should be able to abort the child.
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    I disagree with this. These people are not going to care about them once they are born so why does it matter or effect them in any way?
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    i disagree because women should have a choice on what to do with that baby
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    I disagree with this. At 6 weeks there is a very slim chance of knowing whether you are pregnant or not. Many women have irregular periods and can be off by two weeks even. This can lead to people being unable to get abortions before they even know that they are pregnant. Even though this may make exceptions in the terms of "rape" it still is not an effective way or limit
Bryan Pregon

Mississippi bans abortions at 15 weeks - CNN - 18 views

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    "With a swipe of a pen Monday, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law a bill that prevents women from getting abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. His state, effective immediately, now holds the distinction of having the earliest abortion ban in the nation."
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    If you are not a woman, you should not have a say in what women can and cannot do with their body. This is an unconstitutional law and it greatly endangers women's health care all across Mississippi. Every day, women are raped and become impregnated, but many may not know they are pregnant until after 15 weeks. How does the Mississippi government expect that woman to carry out the pregnancy under the circumstances that had caused her to be pregnant in the first place? It is clear the Mississippi government has not fully taken every circumstance into consideration when creating this law.
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    I think that the only constitutional ban we could put onto abortions is when the fetus can feel pain. At that point, you shouldn't be allowed to get one. Possible exemptions being if the women was raped, forced to have a child, or if having the child could hurt or kill the mother.
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    I can see why people would want to ban abortions after a certain time frame, even though I disagree with where they put the cap. However, I really don't like how there's no exceptions for rape, and I especially hate how there's now exceptions for incest. Inbred children tend to be incredibly unhealthy, and if the mother doesn't want to carry them to term, they shouldn't be forced to.
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    I agree that there should be a certain time frame for when you can have an abortion, but 15 weeks is to early to decide. I also think that if the mother doesn't want to her have the baby then she shouldn't be forced to, depending on what the reason is. Like if she was raped or could harm herself, then she shouldn't be forced to have the child, but say she just doesn't want to because she isn't ready then maybe she can think of others options like adoption because their are many people who can't have a baby that do want one.
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    I agree that there should be a time frame but also I believe that women should be able to do what they want with their bodies. There could be many different reasons for abortion like rape, self harm or just to young. But people should also think before they take action. I say this because people know what could happen when they have sexual intercourse. They know the consequences. But there are other options other then abortion, like adoption. There are plenty families that want kids but cant have them so instead of abortion they could end up helping a family.
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    I agree with this law. 15 weeks is plenty of time for someone to decide if they would like a child in their life. People do make mistakes and rather than the child not having a good life they decide to not have the child.
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    I would normally disagree with abortion, but I believe that you should be able to do whatever you want as long as it doesn't directly affect anyone else. Someone could say the same thing about drug use. As long as you don't hurt anyone, it is okay. Why would someone try to control someone else's body/life?
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    I feel as the argument over abortions comes down to if you consider the egg as living or not during early pregnancy. As abortions are the woman's choice this still gives them that opportunity to make that decision if it feels just, but after so long the egg does start to develop where then you could be ending a life. Then that is where they draw the line and are basically saying that it is past the point of being harmless, so I can agree with this bill.
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    I agree that there should be some time frame for when you can and cannot have an abortion. 15 weeks to me seems like enough time for the women to decide if they want to keep the child or not. People do make mistakes. I think that it would be better to not have the child if its going to be born into a bad life. But I think that decision is ultimately up to the mother of the child.
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    I think that its good that they made it 15 weeks because at that time the baby is still not too big and it gives the mother some type of time to make a decision
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    i agree with the law too because they are well developed at 15 weeks
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    I feel that is still too late.
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    i believe this is fair because in some states the law is 6 weeks and most women do not know that they are pregnant at 6 weeks. 15 weeks most women would know that they are pregnant and would have time to make a decision.
Mackenzie Frush

Great Mills High School shooting: Student gunman dead, two students injured - The Washi... - 6 views

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    The trauma caused through school shootings is spreading across the whole country and it is honestly devastating. I wish that the resource officer wouldn't have had to shoot but I know he did what was best for the school and the other students in the school.
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    School shootings are very serious and have gotten worse over time. There has been many shootings to many this year and years before that. There may be something we need to do to make the school more safe so that no one has to get hurt and or die.
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    Reading content like this is very traumatic. Students and teachers should be able to go to school without having to worry about someone coming into the school with a gun. I believe that schools should make an effort to make all schools safer. There have been too many school shootings in America and around the globe.
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    I agree because we should feel safe at school and not have to worry about what might happen, school should honestly be the safest place you can go.
jmohling818

Trump Approval - 1 views

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    Trump's approval percentages based on his tweets are back up to 50%. He is working to get the percentage much higher than it has been, because it has been pretty much at a standstill around 50%, because it goes up or down but always goes back to 50%. This is interesting because Trump is really the first president to be actively using social media so it is easier to see what the country thinks about him.
Bryan Pregon

Supreme Court double jeopardy case could impact presidential pardon power - CNNPolitics - 3 views

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    "The so-called "separate sovereigns exception" provides that a person can be tried twice for the same offense if the prosecutions occur in state and federal courts. The "
jdivita526

Trump frustrated, feels betrayed by the Saudis - 1 views

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    thank you for sharing this
Bryan Pregon

House Democrats unveil first bill: a sweeping anti-corruption proposal - Vox - 0 views

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    "Democrats will take up voting rights, campaign finance reform, and a lobbying crackdown - all in their first bill of the year."
Bryan Pregon

U.S. Supreme Court ends fight over Obama-era net neutrality rules - 5 views

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    "The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused a request by the Trump administration and the telecommunications industry to wipe away a lower court decision that had upheld Obama-era net neutrality rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, though the justices' action does not undo the 2017 repeal of the policy."
Bryan Pregon

What it means for the Trump administration to legally define 'sex' - CNNPolitics - 3 views

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    "Defining sex in a way that denies the existence of transgender people could roll back federal protections. But civil rights groups say it won't change state and local laws forbidding discrimination against transgender people."
baileypeabody

Kavanaugh’s confirmation all but assured - POLITICO - 7 views

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    I still find it quite astonishing that he was confirmed onto the Supreme Court, just for the sole fact that his accusations were those of pretty serious ones. No matter if he was found guilty or not, I believe that people will still have that distrust in him, which is really hard since he should be looked up to as the highest honorary power in the United States.
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    I think its astonishing that even after he was found not guilty you still believe he shouldn't be on the supreme court. He's had a pretty good run in the court systems working as a clerk and a partner in a law firm he was nominated to be a judge by George W Bush. Now he's on the supreme court. I'd say that's a pretty successful career. But he shouldn't have this job due to accusations?I believe that's wrong
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    I think Kavanaugh being accepted was the right decision. The accusations that the women had made about him were not proven to be true nor false so you can't punish a man for something he possibly didn't do, innocent until proven guilty. The women also came forward right as they heard he was in the running to be on supreme court, the actions that they took was very suspicious.
jakesimons

Deranged "plane groper" defends his actions, claiming that the US President said that i... - 2 views

https://nypost.com/2018/10/23/alleged-in-flight-groper-trump-says-its-ok-to-grab-womens-private-parts/

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