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Give you five to one that when Tumblr converts over to the new reblog format, the script they use to update historical posts won’t correctly distinguish between blockquote tags used for nested reblogs and blockquote tags used for other purposes, thus mangling every post that’s ever quoted an outside source.

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Police Are A Waste of Tax Dollars: Paying Racist Willfully Ignorant Cowards to Abuse the Helpless

It took 14 San Francisco Police Department officers to take down and restrain a one-legged, black homeless man, armed with crutches and apparently dangerous. The incident is the latest embarrassment for the US police, who face constant accusations of unreasonable use of force.

No One Must Simply Stand By and Do Nothing During an Act of Murder: It Is OK to Even Kill Cops When Cops Are Murdering - Fuck Any Law that Says Different

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"What were we supposed to do?" police ask after massacring platinum mining protestors with assualt rifles

Police officers shredded mining protesters with assault rifles, killing nearly twenty people. Reuters posted a (warning: very graphic) video of the killings earlier today. The incident happened in South Africa near a mine that produces the metal platinum. Workers have been protesting since January, demanding safer working conditions and better pay.

A police spokesperson blundered through an interview with the local South African press - a press, it must be added, that has shown no interest in the protesters’ demands or plight.

The article is a must be read to be believed:

News24 South Africa report: “What were we supposed to do?

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IRS Tells WWII Vet He’s Dead

Much to his surprise…

Siegfried Meinstein, a 94-year-old World War II vet, just wants to pay his taxes. The IRS won’t let him though. They say he’s dead, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Siegfried Meinstein discovered that he was dead in April. He seems to be handling the news well.“It isn’t really a problem in my daily life,” he said, sitting at a table in his Upper Arlington assisted-living facility. “Everybody accepts my money.”

This probably requires a little more explanation, so here it is: The Internal Revenue Service thinks 94-year-old Meinstein bought the farm, bit the big one, took a permanent vacation.

Meinstein has taken the news of his death with a bit of humor.

And despite his family’s best efforts, the IRS hasn’t changed its mind.

“If they keep insisting, what is it you say?” Ron Meinstein asked his dad. “‘Eventually, they’ll be right?’”

The debate over Meinstein’s existence began when an accountant attempted to file the elder Meinstein’s taxes online in April. The return was denied. The Social Security Administration had listed the filer as dead, the IRS said.

Sure, Meinstein is a little worse for wear, nursing the hip he broke while emerging from a swimming pool. But the man sitting at the table, the German-born World War II vet with the carefully parted silver hair, hasn’t conceded anything.

“He’s very much alive!” says a fellow resident in the senior community where Meinstein keeps an apartment full of pictures of his late wife.

Meinstein has still been unable to prove to the IRS he is, in fact, alive.