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Metalbass5269 karma

Had a 500lb granite slab fall on me. As I (and the stone) went down, I had only 2 thoughts:

"Well I'm dead. Too bad. I wanted to finish my coffee."

Followed by;

"Shit. [My wife] is going to be sooooooo pissed off at me for dying at work."

The rest was just images of her face and her telling me that she loves me, blasting by at 100 frames/second.

All of this in a matter of seconds.

I was weirdly accepting of my imminent doom. I wasn't angry or sad, I just felt stupid.

I do feel pretty lucky that my brain recalled her face as a final image, though. Could have spent my final seconds wondering if I left clothes in the dryer or some shit.

Edit: In the end I attribute my survival to a glitch in the RL physics engine. Should have shattered my pelvis at least.

Edit 2: I in no way intend to diminish the severity of OPs accident. His was clearly way more painful, terrifying, and unfortunate. No. Thanks.

Metalbass547 karma

No response to Guantanamo involvement or your connections to self-declared CIA propaganda outlet "Radio Free Asia"?

What about the fact that this site went down recently, and these "Consultants" apparently no longer exist? No?

She was also employed at L-3, as a consultant at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom during 2002- 2003 and as a news reporter at Radio Free Asia. 

She also has extensive experience working with U.S. government agencies, including Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Department of State, Department of Justice, and various U.S. intelligence agencies.  


What do you say to this?


How about when credible sources question your figures? https://twitter.com/adrianzenz/status/1124661978729930752

Any response to this? https://www.uyghurcongress.org/en/china-needs-to-overhaul-xinjiang-policy/

Edit: Apparently you did respond...By saying that Guantanamo inmates would prefer their time there over their free lives? What. The. Fuck!?

Edit 2: "We definitely aren't the CIA and working with the US government doesn't make you a part of it"

Uhhh it sure as hell does when you work at a black-site prison for enemies of the state, then pretend it was a fucking spiritual retreat.

That's called collusion. Get a grip.

"We aren't the CIA" - Every CIA backed third party ever.

The burden is on you to prove you had no involvement with or knowledge of these operations. Until you do so, we have to assume the worst.

"Here's how you can help us hurt China economically!"

Hmmm that aligns pretty well with the "trade war" doesn't it?

Edit 3: Holy shit the gall of this person.

As an American, I’m very proud of working for the US government in Guantanamo while translating for 22 uyghur inmates there. The uyghurs were treated respectfully with dignity and rights in Guantanamo. Do you want to contact them and ask how they feel about GTMO? They would tell you that their lives inside of the GTMO cell blocks were better than the normal uyghur people’s lives outside of the concentration camps. GTMO detainees were able to fast, able to pray, they weren’t force to eat pork. They had Quran and praying rugs.

Yeah, I'll bet they liked their cells more than their lives outside. For sure.

What planet do you live on?

You talk about these people like pets. "Oh its ok we locked him in the car! We gave him water and a prayer rug and the A/C is on!"

You gonna hand out phone numbers for Guantanamo detainees? This is an immensely childish response.

Metalbass52 karma

You mean there could actually be some nuance to the situation?

BAH! Reddit not like.

Metalbass51 karma

Wait, so you went into that position already aware of the atrocities that were happening?