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American soldiers on their way home from World War II, 1945.

American soldiers on their way home from World War II, 1945. submitted by /u/derawin07 to r/OldSchoolCool
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Posted on 16 October 2018 | 12:08 am

Petition to change this sub’s logo to this.

Petition to change this sub’s logo to this. submitted by /u/IlIBytesIlI to r/KidsAreFuckingStupid
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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 11:59 pm

Musical chairs

Musical chairs submitted by /u/O-shi to r/gifs
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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 11:58 pm

hmmm

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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 11:41 pm

Should I tell my girlfriend it was me who got her sister pregnant?

So a bit of back story;

Been with my current gf 6 years. Happy relationship etc.

One night I was going with her to a family party but she ended up being called into work. As I am still close with her family I decided I'd still go knowing she would meet me there later.

A few hours passed and my gf rang and said she was going to have to stay in all night.

I ended up getting super drunk with her sister (around my age) and we ended up having unprotected sex. In the morning we both agreed it was stupid and we would keep our mouths shut so we didn't break up the family.

Anyway now she is pregnant and told everyone else it was a "one night stand" but it is confirmed mine.

My gf is so excited for her sister to have the baby and it's driving me insane.

What do I do?

Edit : sister is keeping the baby but is not interested in me being a " dad " to it. Family is quite rich so I don't think she will have any issues supporting the child.

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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 11:35 pm

Roman jokes

Roman jokes submitted by /u/thebadgerbadger to r/funny
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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 11:31 pm

I think Skate Games are a bit rare these days, so I am making one

I think Skate Games are a bit rare these days, so I am making one submitted by /u/Der_Kevin to r/gaming
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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 10:54 pm

Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Results: She’s Native American

Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Results: She’s Native American submitted by /u/danielthetemp to r/politics
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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 10:42 pm

At influencing change

At influencing change submitted by /u/Lugiabos to r/therewasanattempt
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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 10:26 pm

TIL every high school student in Sweden aged 16-20 is entitled to "study grant" of $139 USD monthly. The only requirement is to attend the school.

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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 10:04 pm

Don't Mess with ISIS

Don't Mess with ISIS submitted by /u/offtodamoon to r/HistoryMemes
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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 9:58 pm

Mo’ money, less problems for real

Mo’ money, less problems for real submitted by /u/iamprofoundbandit to r/BlackPeopleTwitter
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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 8:55 pm

Idk why but this made me genuinely smile

Idk why but this made me genuinely smile submitted by /u/Paulsify to r/MadeMeSmile
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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 8:47 pm

U.S. Military Is World’s Biggest Polluter: 'Producing more hazardous waste than the five largest U.S. chemical companies combined, the U.S. DoD has left its toxic legacy throughout the world in the form of depleted uranium, oil, jet fuel, pesticides, defoliants...'

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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 7:40 pm

Sears files for bankruptcy

Per CNBC - After years of Sears Holdings staying afloat through financial maneuvering and relying on billions of CEO Eddie Lampert's own money, the 125-year-old retailer filed for bankruptcy.

The filing comes more than a decade after Lampert merged Sears and Kmart, hoping that forging together the two struggling discounters would create a more formidable competitor.

It comes after Lampert shed assets and spun out real estate, all to pay down the debt the retailer accumulated when that plan went askew. The company still has roughly 700 stores, which have at times been barren, unstocked by vendors who have lost their trust. Many of the stores have never been visited by a generation of shoppers that can barely recall it was once the the country's biggest retailer.

Lampert, who has a controlling ownership stake in Sears, personally holds some 31 percent of the retailer's shares outstanding, according to FactSet. His hedge fund ESL Investments owns about 19 percent.

Ultimately, it was a $134 million payment that did the company in. The company had a payment due Monday it had not the money to pay.

Other forces were at play too. Sears' creditors refused to agree to a restructuring proposal. They had little assurance by way of collateral or strategy, after years upon years in which Sears' only shot at survival came by selling off parts of its business. Over 42 quarters, only one yielded positive same-store sales growth. As of late September, Sears tallied $5.6 billion in current debt.

Its board was in a perilous spot. Its special committee was tasked with approving Lampert's other plan, a bid to buy his storied Kenmore appliance business and other brands. Approving his offer would have helped Sears make its payment. But it would also thrust the board the spotlight, potentially opening them to the threat of litigation from shareholders who might allege Lampert has stripped the business bare.

Homes to Hardware

That business was once a giant. It started with Richard Sears, who launched the Sears Watch Co. in 1886 to sell watches by mail. The company later evolved into Sears, Roebuck and Co., which sold everything from homes to hardware through a catalog. The convenience brought its products to America's most rural locations.

In 1925, Sears morphed a mail-order plant on Chicago's West Side into its first retail store. By the end of the year. Sears opened seven more stores. Eventually, Sears became the largest U.S. retailer, and its house brands like Kenmore and Craftsman earned spots as staples in homes across the country. Generations of children marked the holidays by paging through its holiday catalog, known as the "Wishbook," wondering if they would receive any of the toys inside.

As Sears success grew, so did its empire. It moved into Chicago's iconic Sears Tower, and for a time, owned financial services businesses like Dean Witter and Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group.

But Walmart topped Sears as the biggest U.S. retailer in 1990. Its efforts to attract female shoppers by showing them the "softer side of Sears" and move into new businesses lines left it without a identity.

Those challenges didn't stop Lampert, the hedge fund manager who had already impressed Wall Street with his acumen when he seemingly turned around Kmart, which he bought in 2004. He acquired and combined Sears with Kmart in 2005, arguing that two ailing retailers were stronger together than apart. The financial guru saw valuable real estate, customers he could parlay from one store to the other and ample costs to cut.

The retail giant he created had a market capitalization north of $20 billion in 2006. The media began to wonder whether he was the "next Warren Buffett." Lampert could have sold off his investments then, but stayed on, steadfast in his vision of the combined retailers.

Meanwhile, Walmart and Target kept opening stores, as did Lowe'sand Home Depot. Walmart touted its "everyday low prices," while Target served up "cheap chic." Lowe's and Home Depot provided a wider array of home improvement products for all kinds of projects, making it tough for Kenmore and Craftsman to compete.

Then, came a double blow.

Consumer spending slowed during the Great Recession, especially for big-ticket items like washers and dryers. Cash-strapped shoppers began using the internet to hunt down the best deals. Gradually, they began to spend more online and avoid the mall, fueling Amazon's rise. Sears' 140,000-square-foot stores began to seem monstrous as foot traffic declined.

Walmart and others began to invest in their businesses to compete with Amazon, but Sears never had that chance. It simply didn't have the funds.

Sears' last profitable year was in 2010. A thinning cash flow has left little money to put back into the company itself, letting it become more irrelevant. For the past five years, the ratio of Sears' capital expenditures to sales has been less than one percent. That's even as its sales have more than halved in the same time period.

Sears has been in survival mode for more than a decade. Unable to rely on the Sears' business to pay the bills, Lampert instead sold or spun off many of its most valuable stores and brands.

Since its merger with Kmart, Sears has spun off its Lands' End clothing brand, sold the Craftsman tool brand to Stanley Black & Decker and closed hundreds of stores. It spun out 250 of its best properties into real estate investment trust offshoot known as Seritage.

Its key vendors, wary of Sears' future, demanded tighter payment terms. Some, like Whirlpool, stopped shipping all-together.

It has been grappling with a pension of roughly 100,000 retirees that, as of January 2018, was underfunded by $1.5 billion, according FactSet.

It became a guessing game among analysts and onlookers whether each of Sears' last five holiday seasons would be its last. But Lampert kept surprising them, extending a lifeline in the form of loans from his hedge fund ESL Investments, or finding them elsewhere, each time bankruptcy looked inevitable.

Lampert, though, sounded the alarm in a Sept. 13 blog post. He pleaded for Sears' creditor's to agree to restructure, calling out the risks should they drag their feet.

"We continue to believe that it is in the best interests of all our stakeholders to accomplish this as a going concern, rather than alternatives that could result in significant reductions in value," he wrote.

By early October, it became evident that Sears' last Christmas before bankruptcy had already passed. Sears began to raise emergency financing to support the business through coming filing.

Now, the question will be whether Sears will be able to come out of bankruptcy. Retailers don't have a great track record of emerging. Several of late, like Toys R Us and department store Bon-Ton, have been forced to liquidate. It is difficult to make changes needed, like investing in e-commerce, stores and a company's brand, while still catering to creditors' demands.

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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 6:24 pm

rented Solo last night

Paid $5.99 to rent the Han Solo movie and had low expectations going into it. I got to say this was money well spent. The movie was thrilling with lots of turns and unexpected outcomes.

I remember hearing that Alden received terrible reviews for his job as Han Solo, but I actually quite enjoyed it. He seemed true to the character of a young Han Solo.

Ron Howard did a fantastic job directing it and the dialogue felt OG Star Wars -- humorous at times without being over the top. Overall great film for the series, I thought.

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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 3:38 pm

Do you guys lie about HP?

I as a DM play pretty freestlye. I will throw in this or that or fudge rolls for damage but I always let enemy crits be crits and never fudge those rolls.

But I do lie about enemy HP. A lot. It started when a player of mine knew the Monster Manual so well he knew exact HPs. So I started rolling for individual enemy HP and that is so time consuming. So now I just lie, for every enemy. I write down the damage players do and to who, I have a rough estimate for bosses how much they can take. But for the most part I lie, I will often let a monster survive a round or go on for another round just for dramatic effect.

Am I a bad man?

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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 1:06 pm

r/loseit changed my mind

A few years ago, I read the article that followed a season of A Biggest Loser contestants and measured their metabolism before and after weight loss. The results of this study confirmed what I intrinsically knew to be true - that my body was working against me. That weight loss for me was impossible. That I was fat, had always been fat, and would always be fat.

I discovered Reddit a few years later, and stumbled upon r/loseit . At first I read with mild disinterest, knowing deep in my heart of hearts that any weight loss experienced by these Redditors was fleeting. But then you told me about CICO. You told me about MyFitnessPal. You posted about weight loss and maintenance and lifestyle changes. You explained that of course diets don't work - but CICO does!

Well, here I am now. I have lost 78 pounds. I have come a long way, but I have a long way to go still. I never, ever, in a million and one years, ever thought that I would be able to lose 78 pounds. I never thought I could lose 10, or 15, and definitely not 50.

Now that I have lost 78, the next 22 don't look so difficult.

So thank you.

Edit- before and after photo https://instagram.com/p/Bo7t8LbB7UC/

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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 11:45 am

Guys, i had to throw out my designated spiderbro who would keep my room free of mosquitoes. What's your friendship break-up story?

I miss him already. I'm not crying, you're crying

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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 11:13 am

In 3 days marijuana will be legalized in Canada, what effect do you think this will have?

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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 10:28 am

ELI5: Why does your neck get tense when you’re stressed and how does a massage fix it?

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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 9:37 am

Do not underestimate the effect of working a few extra hours a week. Every dollar of high interest debt you pay now will save roughly two dollars in the long run. 10-12 hours extra a week can pay off $10000 in one year by eliminating $5000 in future interest, or take nearly a year off your mortgage

Ever wonder if taking a second job or extra shifts is really worth it? Wonder if your spouse working a light job will really help?

If you have high interest debt like credit cards, the answer is absolutely yes!

At the average credit card rate of 15% or higher, every dollar you pay now saves 2 dollars by the time you pay it off. So that extra $7.75 or $10 per hour becomes $15.50 or $20 per hour when you take into effect how much it saves you when you put it towards paying off that high interest debt.

Even if you don't have high interest debt and you have a decent mortgage, over the life of a 20 or 30 year mortgage you pay nearly $2 for every dollar you took out.

So paying an extra $5000 a year up front from a 10 hour a week second job will end up saving you nearly $10,000, or almost a year of payments for every year you work the second job.

If you work an extra 10 hours a week for 10 years and put that towards the average mortgage, it will save you 10 years of payments for the equivalent of only 2.5 years of full time work.

So yes, if you work a little extra and put that towards your debt, you can dramatically improve your debt situation and free up years of your life in the future.

It DOES make a difference. Don't let anyone tell you it doesn't.

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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 9:19 am

I made my high school chemistry teacher lose his job.

So it's been several years since this happened, so I finally feel ok telling this story via a throwaway.

I went to a ghetto high school in a poor community, but my parents raised me to work my ass off so I could get out of there. My parents never went to college, but because of this, myself and my siblings have all gone to good schools out of state. I maintained a 4.0 until the year in question in highschool, taking 5 advanced courses a year (out of 6 total, with the last 6th not offering an honors alternative). I learned to get very little sleep because of the amount of work these courses required, and because my school didn't have tutoring aides or anything of the like. Didn't understand something? Tough shit, get to googling.

So in one of my upperclassmen years, I signed up for an advanced chemistry course. I knew it would be hard, but assumed like the rest of my courses that if the class was minimally structured and google came through per usual, I would be fine. Other students warned me not to take the course, but since I wanted to go to college for chemistry I knew I had to go through with it.

The teacher was horrible. He was old (which is fine) and didn't offer afterclass support (which was normal)...but also didn't even offer in-class support. His answer to even basic questions was "you should understand that, talk to me about it later", but later never came. He didn't offer lunch hours, didn't offer after school hours, and in class would just put up the answers (which were already available online and in the back of the book).

My family didn't have fancy tutor money, and none were readily available in my community anyways. I studied my ass off, but when the first test came back I had a D-, with no notes to even understand what I had done wrong. When I went to speak with him about it right after class ended (missing part of my next course in the process) he simply told me to look more closely at the textbook for help, and that he didn't have time for me. He was 2 weeks behind the explanations that he did give, because he was constantly distracted.

All of this is bad, but didn't deserve him being fired yet. What did was when he got dangerous. In an experiment working with hydrochloric acid, a plug held the concentrated stuff in a tube with some magnesium, and reacted to form hydrogen bubbles. Well, one of the other students in my group didn't plug the thing properly, and the plug fell out (with the Mg being stuck in the tube, now without the HCl). So I asked him how to get the tube back, expecting him to tell us to discard the HCl solution, rinse with water, and start over. I'd read the safety section in my textbook, which had this approach to working with acids. His response? He insisted that I stick my un-gloved hand in the solution and just grab the plug, and then still in the solution plug it back in. He wouldn't even put his own hand in to do it, so my high-school self thought this was an inherently bad idea. I took some more Mg from the work bench, and kept adding it to the solution until it stopped reacting, eating up all the HCl to just leave water.

And it kept getting worse. One day he brought what he claimed were illegal fireworks into the classroom, and started setting them off. He thought it was funny to point them at us, wearing no safety equipment or goggles, and hoodies that could've easily caught the firey things. He frequently would leave the room while a group of high school kids were playing with bunsen burners and caustic chemicals. So in combination with the total lack of education I was getting, I didn't feel safe.

Did I mention he was sexist too? I'm a girl, by the way. All of the boys got A's on tests, with no explanations. He even lost one of the other boy's tests, and straight up said in front of me and the rest of the class that we would just give him an A-, assuming that he had done well. Later on I had asked the other student for help understanding something, and even he didn't know what was going on in the course, so I knew it was just bullshit. Every other girl I asked was getting the same inexplicable grades as I was. This wasn't unusual on its own either, as I lived in a very conservative area and had several sexist teachers... just usually they'd at least still grade fairly.

Last contextual thing: my high school teacher's union had negotiated for tenure. After coming to college, I've learned that this is a very unusual thing, and in retrospect it's an idiotic thing. This chemistry teacher was tenured, which meant that there was basically no way to fire him. Honestly, I felt bad for the bitter old man, because after a botched surgery he was constantly in pain. He was still teaching because he refused to retire, and he had a son going through college that he needed to pay for.

But at a certain point, this was affecting my chances of getting into college. I wasn't about to let one man's issues affect prospects for the rest of my life. So I looked up recording laws for my state, and found that it was a one-party consent state--meaning that I could legally record my teacher audio-ally as long as the campus didn't say anything against it (they had no policies) and I was one of the parties consenting. So for a month, with my grade tanking despite hours of studying and three study books on the course, I recorded him. I recorded his fireworks, his lambasting female students, his crying in the back chemical storage room leaving us unsupervised. I recorded the three times he had left campus inexplicably, leaving the front office to send a last minute substitute to open the door and let us in. Ya know the "15 minutes and I'm legally allowed to leave" meme? That was a constant joke for my class.

And then, I made a throwaway gmail to make a throwaway Dropbox account (big at the time). I uploaded everything, and emailed it to my superintendent with the ultimatum that if something wasn't done I would email the recordings to the local news, and that I really didn't want to do that.

Within a day I heard back, with her assuring me that I wouldn't be punished for ratting him out. My parents, her, and myself met. We went over my grades, my unmarked tests and homework, and the videos. They asked me first to talk over my concerns with the teacher, and I said I was uncomfortable with that given his treatment of female students. The superintendent said she wouldn't tell the teacher who had submitted the evidence, but that they needed to speak with him about the concerns to hear his side of the story. My parents and I said that was completely reasonable, as long as my name was never mentioned.

The next day, the teacher said he needed to speak with me after class alone. I told him I couldn't as I had another course after that, and he said that it was important. I turned my phone's recorder again right before the class ended, and as I was packing up he approached me. Due to the shape of the classroom, I was literally backed into a corner, and would have had to push this man to the side to get out. He then started saying that one of the students in the course had brought "unfounded concerns" and "lies" to the administration about what was going on in the course, and that he "knew we hadn't always gotten along well" but that he "hoped I wouldn't have done that to him". I lied through my teeth and said that I didn't know what he was talking about, that he was making me uncomfortable by blocking my access to the door, and that I was late for my next class. He didn't even deny what I was saying, just said that since I clearly had a problem with him, he'd be willing to stay after class to help me specifically, since it seemed like I was struggling so much.

After that I told him I really needed to get to my next course, and he finally moved. I emailed the superintendent that recording during my next course, and cc'd my parents. My parents were furious; the superintendent was mad too because while my parents were poor they dressed up nicely. My mom was an expert in bluffing about getting a lawyer (that we totally couldn't afford), so a liability lawsuit was probably ringing through the lady's mind.

Since the district couldn't fire him, he was put on immediate "permanent medical leave". While the district was still paying his full pay, they gave us one unqualified substitute after another. Two months before the national exam for the course, they gave us a female teacher that they had pulled out of retirement, but that had actually taught the advanced chemistry course for years. She was a godsend, and even held 8 hour Saturday classes so that we could catch up with the curriculum at least enough to pass the class. In those two months, we covered just enough of the test's material that our class had a 50% pass rate (according to my upperclassmen friends, this was a lot higher than it had been for their years, with less than 10% of the class passing). The superintendent also wrote me a thank-you college recommendation letter, partially to keep me quiet and partially because they had been trying to get rid of this guy for years. My little sister took this course a couple of years after me, and said that the new teacher was competent, and they were still at that 50% pass rate.

Also, mods, if you don't believe me, I can send you proof. I still have some of the recordings, and one of them ends with another kid just going "I still don't understand any of this".

TL;DR: I got my dangerous, sexist high school chemistry teacher semi-fired by secretly recording him. I'm finishing up at a good college now, so I've got absolutely no regrets.

Edit: Just found the recordings again and forgot that he thought ebola was a conspiracy. Such a five star education.

Edit 2: typo fixed

Edit 3: This happened in the USA btw. Sorry, should've clarified.

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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 6:21 am

AITA for asking my boyfriend’s parents to give us warning before coming over?

My boyfriend and I recently bought our first house. I want it to be clean and nice whenever anyone comes over. I don’t think this is too much of an issue?

A few days ago his parents turned up unannounced and let themselves in. I had just got out the bath and had to quickly run upstairs and get myself dressed as I was in a towel. The house was also messy due to laundry/just moving.

Then today we were cleaning the house ready for someone coming round a bit later and his parents rang to say they are on there way and will be 5 minutes. (They live 30 mins away) My boyfriend told them that we were actually busy due to cleaning and someone coming over shortly could we do another time. His mother then sent him a page long essay on how she understands how it is now and he would be welcome to turn up whenever he wanted to her house and that one day someone won’t be able to wait an hour or whatever to see us and we won’t get the chance to see them again because something might happen to them. She quotes “just remember that”

Are we being the assholes here?

I mean this is my house too and if I want to be able to make the house nice before someone comes or walk round the house in a towel or god forbid even naked why should I not be able to because someone may just turn up at my house at any moment? I mean seriously she can come once a day if she wants just please give us some warning. I totally get that she would allow us to come over whenever we want but are we not allowed our own boundaries?

I love his family but this I just don’t get this.

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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 6:20 am

No, but my lawyer will be in contact

Had three guests come in and instead of waiting walk to an empty table and just plop right down.

I go over and ask if I can take their order (after two servers went and tried to ask them politely if they could clean the table) and they just looked at me. Like deadpan “you must be joking” stare. Now I sign and speak everything I say because well deaf. So I get that a lot but usually I can repeat the question and it’s fine.

Anyways I take their order and go to my other tables to finish rounds. I’m working my way through my section when I’m shoved from behind. I collapse to the floor, drinks go everywhere, glass all over the floor, I’m luckily fine.

I get up and I’m ready to fight but who do I see? A woman from the previous table. Of course.

My manager comes running out and starts asking if everyone’s okay getting people to start cleaning the glass. I’m furious, about ready to go at this woman. The woman goes up to my manager and from here I relied on my interpreter to get the gist of it.

Apparently she had verbally called the clearly deaf girl to try and get her attention while her interpreter was out of earshot (he’s only with me when I call for him because he’s the only interpreter for the two deaf servers here and I’m better at lip reading than signing anyways)

Obviously I can’t hear I said as much when I met you and I had my interpreter with me. I can’t fix stupid though.

Anyways whole thing gets sorted. Woman asks me if I’ll get her order for her. My response? No, but you’ll be hearing from my lawyer.

(Waited to post until after the trial for obvious reasons, outcome of the trial will not be discussed)

*Because people keep hounding me about it in PM and in the comments I looked up my local laws to see what I could safely say. Apparently it's all public information here anyways if you have her name so since I don't want to give out names she was arrested and charged with assault and found guilty. Sentenced to 3 months and a fine of $250.

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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 3:05 am