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Gina Carano out of Star Wars for good, says Lucasfilm - Polygon
https://www.polygon.com/star-wars/2021/2/10/22277511/mandalorian-gina-carano-fired-star-wars-cara-dune

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Gorilla Glue challenge sends Louisiana man Len Martin to ER
https://nypost.com/2021/02/11/gorilla-glue-challenge-sends-louisiana-man-len-martin-to-er/

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Morgan Wallen used a racist slur but his popularity is skyrocketing. How did we get here?
https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/morgan-wallen-used-a-racist-slur-but-his-popularity-is-skyrocketing-how-did-we-get-here/ar-BB1dzIp6?ocid=msedgntp

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'No skinny jeans': Gen Z launch TikTok attack on millennial fashion | TikTok | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/feb/12/no-skinny-jeans-gen-z-launch-tiktok-attack-millennial-fashion

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Gina Carano out of Star Wars for good, says Lucasfilm - Polygon
https://www.polygon.com/star-wars/2021/2/10/22277511/mandalorian-gina-carano-fired-star-wars-cara-dune

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Is it a popular actress? Their loss.


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Reactions on Twitter that saw Carano’s comparison as anti-Semitic helped the hashtag #FireGinaCarano trend across the platform.
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The article fails to mention that she's now hired by the Orthodox Jew Ben Shapiro...


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Morgan Wallen used a racist slur but his popularity is skyrocketing. How did we get here?
https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/morgan-wallen-used-a-racist-slur-but-his-popularity-is-skyrocketing-how-did-we-get-here/ar-BB1dzIp6?ocid=msedgntp

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Context is everything:

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In the video, he told a friend, "take care of this (expletive) N-word," referring to another person he was with.
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This doesn't sound racist to me, more like someone that's been influenced by African-American street language. Isn't multiculturalism a good thing? Granted, many African-Americans don't want other African-Americans to use the scary word either, but surely they can't blame other ethnicities for being influenced by the rude language of their own? I'd go so far as calling it totalitarian: being able to say anything you want, while denying others the same freedom. Imagine if only European-Americans were allowed to use certain words...
  03:26:27  16 February 2021
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Context is everything:
In the video, he told a friend, "take care of this (expletive) N-word," referring to another person he was with.
This doesn't sound racist to me, more like someone that's been influenced by African-American street language. Isn't multiculturalism a good thing? Granted, many African-Americans don't want other African-Americans to use the scary word either, but surely they can't blame other ethnicities for being influenced by the rude language of their own? I'd go so far as calling it totalitarian: being able to say anything you want, while denying others the same freedom. Imagine if only European-Americans were allowed to use certain words...

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When I was a child, we were taught:

"Sticks and stones may break my bones
But words shall never hurt me.
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Which was great advice to let a bully know whatever words they uttered were useless. Apparently this is no longer taught and children are empowered to have their feelings elevated to astronomical levels. If someone dares to hurt your feelings, they must be ostracized and made aware of how much damage they are causing to society in general

So here we are in the 21st Century, with ridiculous nomenclature like the "n" word, the "c" word or the "r" word, of things supposedly so terrible they can no longer be spoken, like we fear saying the word "Voldemort" in the Harry Potter books.

If you tell anyone a certain word causes you emotional distress...then you've just empowered them with revealing your weakness. Giving others power over you is not a wise or adult thing to accomplish. You make other people aware of how to increase the anguish or torment that you create in your mind to be offended about. It's all in your head but because you allow your fabricated feelings to rule you, you allow yourself to become sad, angry or demeaned when it is repeated.

Such is the present day situation with the "n" word. The ridiculous dilemma where Black people freely saturate their music, books, movies and other Cultural references to each other but magically become offended when another person uses it who is a different skin color. If a word only offends you when spoken by a person being white and not black, is that not racist?

Why Black people want to empower White people to let them know a word upsets them and causes them emotional distress is downright comical. Why let people rule you that way? I recently asked a Black friend of mine what he thought the most offensive word he could call a White person and he said "peckerwood". I laughed and told him "Seriously? That's the most offensive thing you can come up with?" He looked confused and offered "Cracker" and "Honky" and he couldn't understand why I wasn't offended. I told him those are like childish jabber and I said there wasn't a single word he could come up with that would bother me.

We live in a society where saying "Colored Person" is highly offensive but using "Person of Color" shows we are a progressive and modern. A common term "Retarded" is now labeled offensive, and we have come up with a slew of new word combinations to say the same thing. I find all of this so stupid. We have degenerated into a classroom of children, crying at being called a name.

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They've replaced the Batwoman first season white lesbian actress with a second season black woman. Cultural appropriation? Why is it okay to replace white established characters with non-white people, but when you use white people in established non-white character roles, it causes outrage?

Batwoman's Javicia Leslie on that reunion: is Ryan's Kryptonite' (msn.com)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/batwoman-s-javicia-leslie-on-that-reunion-spoiler-is-ryan-s-kryptonite/ar-BB1dGj8V?ocid=msedgntp

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Isn't a Man adopting the clothing, shoes and hairstyles of women simply appropriating the ever-changing visual clues and styles we associate with women? That doesn't make you a woman, but only a man who likes the trappings and adornments we associate with one specific gender. You haven't actually changed your sex but merely adopted the way the opposite sex dresses.

Meet Jason June, the Genderqueer Children's Book Author 'in Love with Love' and Its 'Unpredictability'
https://people.com/books/jason-june-talks-lgbtq-representation-in-books/

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What happened to using the term Bisexual for liking both genders? Now we have bizarre terms for basically describing the same thing.

1000-Lb. Sisters’ Tammy Slaton Comes Out as Pansexual: ‘Love Is Love’
https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/entertainment-celebrity/1000-lb-sisters-tammy-slaton-comes-out-as-pansexual-love-is-love/ar-BB1dFV2s

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  19:32:54  16 February 2021
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Tejas,


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Why Black people want to empower White people to let them know a word upsets them and causes them emotional distress is downright comical. Why let people rule you that way?
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That's true when words are used in malice, but is anyone really distressed by a word when it's used in an obviously benevolent way? I think the outrage is usually feigned to guilt-trip the offender, which then actually empowers the allegedly distressed person. It works precisely because most offenders are not racist (if they were they wouldn't feel guilt-tripped).


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I recently asked a Black friend of mine what he thought the most offensive word he could call a White person
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I think "white" is mildly offensive, it sounds like you are sick or something. Add to that today's Identity Politics, trying to label "whiteness" as something negative. A difference could be that the historical subjugation of Black Americans makes it harder for a Black person to insult a White for racial reasons. It's like if a European would try to guilt-trip a North African for the Barbary slave trade (I doubt that would work).


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We live in a society where saying "Colored Person" is highly offensive but using "Person of Color" shows we are a progressive and modern. A common term "Retarded" is now labeled offensive, and we have come up with a slew of new word combinations to say the same thing.
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The more complicated the rules are, the easier it becomes for the experts at the game to push other people around. The latter is the real goal, of course.
  06:24:22  17 February 2021
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That's true when words are used in malice, but is anyone really distressed by a word when it's used in an obviously benevolent way? I think the outrage is usually feigned to guilt-trip the offender, which then actually empowers the allegedly distressed person. It works precisely because most offenders are not racist (if they were they wouldn't feel guilt-tripped).

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It's all mock outrage to promote and continually reinforce the "I'm a victim" mentality. This ensures you are never responsible for your own actions. The newest catchphrase is "systemic racism". I committed this crime due to systemic racism. I'm being harassed by the Police due to systemic racism. I'm in prison due to systemic racism. No matter what the situation, the victim mentality always suspends personal responsibility and fabricating outrage for trivial actions of others places the blame elsewhere.


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I think "white" is mildly offensive, it sounds like you are sick or something. Add to that today's Identity Politics, trying to label "whiteness" as something negative. A difference could be that the historical subjugation of Black Americans makes it harder for a Black person to insult a White for racial reasons. It's like if a European would try to guilt-trip a North African for the Barbary slave trade (I doubt that would work).

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It's all pretty stupid. "Person of Color"? Does that make a White person a "Person without Color"? Liberals love to label everything. Divide and sow hate and resentment. If someone works hard and has something and you don't... and don't want to work for it either, then it's the other person's fault they won't share.


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The more complicated the rules are, the easier it becomes for the experts at the game to push other people around. The latter is the real goal, of course.

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Yesterday's terms and names are today's outrage. What is politcally correct today will be offensive and outrageous tomorrow. The never ending cycle of mock outrage.

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More outrage, step right up:

Sia's 'Music' angers the autism community: 'I don't even know where to start'
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/sia-s-music-angers-the-autism-community-i-don-t-even-know-where-to-start/ar-BB1dHuzY

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This Woman Saw Her Boyfriend Without His Tattoos for the First Time and Her Reaction Was Priceless
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/this-woman-saw-her-boyfriend-without-his-tattoos-for-the-first-time-and-her-reaction-was-priceless/ar-BB1dJBfD

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Bill Gates says rich countries should be eating 100% synthetic beef
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/bill-gates-says-rich-countries-should-be-eating-100-synthetic-beef/vi-BB1dJE33

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Bill Gates says rich countries should be eating 100% synthetic beef
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/bill-gates-says-rich-countries-should-be-eating-100-synthetic-beef/vi-BB1dJE33

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Wonder why he bought all that farmland then, apparently not to raise beef cows.

https://nypost.com/2021/01/15/bill-gates-is-the-largest-farmland-owner-in-america-report/
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Bill Gates says rich countries should be eating 100% synthetic beef
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/bill-gates-says-rich-countries-should-be-eating-100-synthetic-beef/vi-BB1dJE33

Wonder why he bought all that farmland then, apparently not to raise beef cows.

https://nypost.com/2021/01/15/bill-gates-is-the-largest-farmland-owner-in-america-report/

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I guess they want to use the land to grow vegetables.

I say if they want to push vegetables on people for the sake of animals, do it to the Third World where they have limited resources to feed and maintain livestock.

Likewise, if they want to push synthetic beef on people, do it to the Third World where they have limited resources to feed and maintain livestock.

I have zero interest into becoming a vegetarian or eating synthetic beef. If I was poor and people around me were starving, I might change my tune.

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Can you believe this crap?

If he wasn't black or she was black and he was white, it would be empowerment:


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Ignoring the relevance of a white woman raping a black man is unacceptable.

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The controversial rape scene in 'Bridgerton' started a 'really great conversation around consent,' says show's intimacy coordinator:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/the-controversial-rape-scene-in-bridgerton-started-a-really-great-conversation-around-consent-says-show-s-intimacy-coordinator/ar-BB1dLvGQ

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Tejas,

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I guess they want to use the land to grow vegetables.
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Or at least to create a beef shortage by preventing others from raising cattle on as much farm land as possible...


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If he wasn't black or she was black and he was white, it would be empowerment:


Ignoring the relevance of a white woman raping a black man is unacceptable.


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Indeed, only the fact that the male actor is black makes the audience realize what goes on in the scene.

Reminds me of one of my exes. That relationship didn't last.
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Couple Arrested For Shooting Woman Who Shushed Them In Atlanta Movie Theater
https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/couple-arrested-for-shooting-woman-who-shushed-them-in-atlanta-movie-theater/ar-BB1dM0Yx

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Hasbro Stops Making Toys Based on Gina Carano's Mandalorian Character After Her Removal from Show
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/hasbro-stops-making-toys-based-on-gina-carano-s-mandalorian-character-after-her-removal-from-show/ar-BB1dLphe

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Twitch streamer banned after he appeared to scream at his 3-year-old daughter and dog in recording
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/twitch-streamer-banned-after-he-appeared-to-scream-at-his-3-year-old-daughter-and-dog-in-recording/ar-BB1dLO17

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If you think cancel culture isn’t a problem, you might be a Democrat
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/if-you-think-cancel-culture-isn-t-a-problem-you-might-be-a-democrat/ar-BB1dRNJb

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Dad runs off with girlfriend's mom after the birth of his son
https://nypost.com/2021/02/18/dad-runs-off-with-girlfriends-mom-after-the-birth-of-his-son/

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More inane liberal double speak terms:

"neurotypical" actress, "neurodivergent" actress, "Ableist Minstrelsy"

Kate Hudson Says Backlash to Sia’s ‘Music’ Has Sparked an ‘Important Dialogue’
https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/kate-hudson-says-backlash-to-sia-s-music-has-sparked-an-important-dialogue/ar-BB1dRnX1

Autistic Community Unsettled by Sia’s Film ‘Music,’ an Offensive Piece of ‘Ableist Minstrelsy’
https://www.indiewire.com/2021/02/sia-film-music-maddie-ziegler-autistic-community-1234617040/

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Long-time Bronx teacher fired for refusing 'Black Panther' salute: Court filing
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/long-time-bronx-teacher-fired-for-refusing-black-panther-salute-court-filing/ar-BB1dT6Zv

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Political Correctness dictates that only the Social Justice Warrior agenda is acceptable

Hogwarts Legacy Lead Designer Used To Run Anti-Social Justice YouTube Channel
https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/gaming/hogwarts-legacy-lead-designer-used-to-run-anti-social-justice-youtube-channel/ar-BB1dSIRj

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Japanese Student Forced to Dye Her Hair Black Wins, and Loses, in Court
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/19/world/asia/japan-hair-school.html

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VIDEO: Police footage shows influencer Lovely Peaches saying she threatened to kill her dog for followers
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/video-police-footage-shows-influencer-lovely-peaches-saying-she-threatened-to-kill-her-dog-for-followers/vi-BB1dNCWg

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Don't you know? Everything before 2019 is Racist.

No, Mexico isn't actually that orange. Hollywood is just racist.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/peopleandplaces/no-mexico-isn-t-actually-that-orange-hollywood-is-just-racist/vi-BB1dJcUb

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James Charles Faces Backlash for Fake Pregnancy Pics
https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/james-charles-faces-backlash-for-fake-pregnancy-pics/vi-BB1dFjx3

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Don't you know? Everything before 2019 is Racist.

No, Mexico isn't actually that orange. Hollywood is just racist.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/peopleandplaces/no-mexico-isn-t-actually-that-orange-hollywood-is-just-racist/vi-BB1dJcUb

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Note how they're critical about how the Somalian enemies look like an anonymous horde in the Black Hawk Down movie. I can only assume that the critics emphatize more with the Somali warlord's militia than with the American soldiers. Postmodernism at its finest.
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The terrifying scourge of ‘multiracial whiteness’
https://spectator.us/topic/terrifying-scourge-multiracial-whiteness/

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Cornell law professor creates online database of 220 universities teaching critical race theory to help parents choose colleges that don't make the 'racist ideology' mandatory
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9226633/Cornell-law-professor-creates-database-universities-teaching-critical-race-theory.html

Excellent initiative! Now if only parents spent as much research on what schools their children get sent to as when shopping for a new washing machine...

I suspect SJWs are Middle Class children that grow up expecting the same wealth as their parents, but can't make it into the required University educations. At the same time their parent's Middle class expectations make a blue-collar working career unthinkable, leaving Social Sciences the only remaining alternative. Once in there, their frustrations about a future low-paying career is easily exploited by the Marxist teachers, who themselves once had to chose the same path to nowhere.
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Some Parents just don't seem to realize the life-long burden and ridicule they place on some children by crazy names. They're probably coaching the young girl to show outrage that people can't or don't want to pronounce her name.

Child's name shortened by teachers for being 'too hard' to pronounce
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/childs-name-shortened-by-teachers-for-being-too-hard-to-pronounce/EB7WATZ46TZ4OR6F4DND7AVV5A/

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13% of the US population won't be happy unless they are 50% or more representation in a show:

How 'The Bachelor' Missed an Opportunity for Representation
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/how-the-bachelor-missed-an-opportunity-for-representation

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Make fun of Black people and it's racist. Make fun of White people and it's cool.

‘Worst thing I’ve seen this year’: White TikToker slammed for trying to ‘teach’ people how to Crip Walk in viral video
https://www.dailydot.com/irl/white-tiktoker-crip-walk-video/

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Child's name shortened by teachers for being 'too hard' to pronounce
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/childs-name-shortened-by-teachers-for-being-too-hard-to-pronounce/EB7WATZ46TZ4OR6F4DND7AVV5A/

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They should move to Wales instead.

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/fun-stuff/13-welsh-places-brilliantly-long-10838748


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How 'The Bachelor' Missed an Opportunity for Representation
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/how-the-bachelor-missed-an-opportunity-for-representation

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Sounds like someone that's making their living looking for lack of "representation". Question is, who pays them to do it?


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‘Worst thing I’ve seen this year’: White TikToker slammed for trying to ‘teach’ people how to Crip Walk in viral video
https://www.dailydot.com/irl/white-tiktoker-crip-walk-video/

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The white SJW journalist doesn't say how many that commented on the video. Phrases like "catching heat" and "widely ridiculed" are so intentionally vague that I suspect it was only 12 persons, and now the journalist is trying to incite further bullying and racial controversy by spreading the story to an even bigger audience.
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How the Media Led the Great Racial Awakening

The propaganda seems to have exploded in 2011, before both Trump and BLM: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/media-great-racial-awakening

In a healthy democracy it wouldn't have taken 9 years for findings like this to surface, but of course today's journalists are part of the problem.
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6 Dr. Seuss books won’t be published for racist images
https://apnews.com/article/dr-seuss-books-racist-images-d8ed18335c03319d72f443594c174513

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The Golden Globes 2021 Ratings Were a Disaster
https://www.vulture.com/2021/03/golden-globes-ratings-2021-disaster.html

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Amanda Gorman's Dutch translator stands down after uproar that Black writer wasn't chosen
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/amanda-gorman-dutch-translation-scli-intl/index.html

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People are mad after Anya Taylor-Joy is called a ‘woman of color’ following Golden Globes win
https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/golden-globes-anya-taylor-joy-latina-woc-label/

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Woman posts messages from ‘audacious’ guy who wants to be reimbursed for dates
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/offbeat/woman-posts-messages-from-audacious-guy-who-wants-to-be-reimbursed-for-dates/ar-BB1e8iSM?ocid=msedgntp

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1 in 6 Generation Z adults identify as LGBTQ
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lgbtq-identification-generation-z/

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Teen’s #SuperStraight Hashtag Goes Viral; Trans Activists Threaten to Kill His Mother

http://www.womenarehuman.com/teens-superstraight-hashtag-goes-viral-trans-activists-threaten-to-harm-his-mother/
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Looney Tunes skunk Pepe Le Pew is bid adieu. Why the 'Space Jam' toon is being retired
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/looney-tunes-skunk-pepe-le-pew-bid-adieu-why-space-ncna1260311

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Actor says he and husband are raising their baby 'gay until he decides he’s straight'
https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebrity/actor-says-he-and-husband-are-raising-their-baby-gay-until-he-decides-he-s-straight/ar-BB1esyB3

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The French 13-year-old whose claim about her teacher later resulted in his beheading has admitted she lied
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/the-french-13-year-old-whose-claim-about-her-teacher-later-resulted-in-his-beheading-has-admitted-she-lied/ar-BB1epK5M

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Meghan Markle reveals her true self in Oprah interview: Devine
https://nypost.com/2021/03/07/meghan-markle-reveals-he-true-self-in-oprah-interview-devine/

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Meghan Markle's claims about baby Archie's lack of royal title sparks debate about royal family's history
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/meghan-markle-baby-archie-lack-royal-title-debate-royal-family-history.amp

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Meghan Markle's Racism Allegations Provoke Backlash From American Right
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/meghan-markle-s-racism-allegations-provoke-backlash-from-american-right/ar-BB1esKob

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This Oprah Photo Is Quickly Becoming The Latest Example Of Digital Blackface
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/this-oprah-photo-is-quickly-becoming-the-latest-example-of-digital-blackface/ar-BB1esvSj

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Young TikTok users tried canceling Eminem. He responded with 'Tone Deaf,' a new song.
https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/music/young-tiktok-users-tried-canceling-eminem-he-responded-tone-deaf-n1259837

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Biden Defends Pepe Le Pew: 'He Was Always My Favorite Character'
https://babylonbee.com/news/biden-defends-pepe-le-pew-he-was-always-my-favorite-character/
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Culture, Society & Trends ( Harry & Meghan edition )

Meghan Markle's Bombshell Remarks Against Royal Family Have Severely Damaged Both Sides
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/meghan-markle-s-bombshell-remarks-against-royal-family-have-severely-damaged-both-sides/ar-BB1eBXz2

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Forced? No one forced Meghan to join the Royal Family. It's not Hillary's place to decide what is relevant in another country.

Hillary Clinton on Meghan and Harry's interview: Young women 'should not be forced into a mold that is no longer relevant'
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/hillary-clinton-on-meghan-and-harry-s-interview-young-women-should-not-be-forced-into-a-mold-that-is-no-longer-relevant/ar-BB1enIS9

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The American political divide over Harry and Meghan
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/the-american-political-divide-over-harry-and-meghan/vi-BB1eyjMe

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Nolte: Why the Meghan and Harry Show Backfired on Harry and Meghan
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/13/why-meghan-harry-show-backfired-harry-meghan/

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The latest from the British press on the royal kerfuffle
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/the-latest-from-the-british-press-on-the-royal-kerfuffle/ar-BB1eAswa

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Everyone's thinks it okay ( except Muslims ) to have cartoon images of Muhammad but make fun of Meghan Markle and it's all racist outrage

Charlie Hebdo's Meghan Markle Cover Blasted as Racist For Evoking George Floyd
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/charlie-hebdo-s-meghan-markle-cover-blasted-as-racist-for-evoking-george-floyd/ar-BB1eBpeG

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The black host Sheryl Underwood says "We are the only race of people that carry the race with us wherever we go and we're responsible for that," which is a racist statement and nobody blinks. What a small-minded world view.

'The Talk' goes on hiatus as CBS reviews Sharon Osbourne's heated Piers Morgan defense
https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/the-talk-goes-on-hiatus-as-cbs-reviews-sharon-osbourne-s-heated-piers-morgan-defense/ar-BB1ezNcI

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Apparently Meghan didn't even hear this but was told it by Harry. If he was the slightest concerned about her mental health, he wouldn't have told her anything, not to mention the damage he has done to his own family.

Oprah said Prince Harry told her the Queen and Prince Philip were not the ones who had 'concerns' about the skin color of his and Meghan's son
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/oprah-said-prince-harry-told-her-the-queen-and-prince-philip-were-not-the-ones-who-had-concerns-about-the-skin-color-of-his-and-meghan-s-son/ar-BB1emxy0

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A picture is worth 1,000 words:
https://i.imgur.com/5krHXKX.jpg

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The unbearable victim complex of Meghan Markle
https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/03/08/the-unbearable-victim-complex-of-meghan-markle/

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Pentagon may reverse gender-neutral physical fitness test for US army soldiers
A new test has been scoring men and women on the same basis - but more than half of women are failing
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/03/13/pentagon-may-reverse-gender-neutral-physical-fitness-test-us/

...seems the British Armed Forces discarded the idea after just a couple of years:

Army fitness tests to be re-written to make sure female soldiers can qualify
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3521538/Army-fitness-tests-written-make-sure-female-soldiers-qualify-line-duty.html

Army set to end easier fitness tests for women
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7319985/army-soldiers-fitness-tests-women/
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A bit worrying how the Chinese youth is influenced by Western culture and values.

The Trailblazer: Song for the 14th Five-Year Plan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkKiiEMB5Ps
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A bit worrying how the Chinese youth is influenced by Western culture and values.

The Trailblazer: Song for the 14th Five-Year Plan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkKiiEMB5Ps

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Sadly, every country has youth that rap.

Also in the News:

China’s millennials, Generation Z leading nation away from Hollywood films, American culture, US brands
https://amp.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3126180/chinas-millennials-generation-z-leading-nation-away-hollywood

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Massive subs all go private to protest Reddit’s hiring of a pedophile ‘enabler’
https://www.dailydot.com/debug/reddit-subs-private-admin-suspending-mentions/

Ashton Challenor, the boy who disappeared
https://grahamlinehan.substack.com/p/ashton-challenor-the-boy-who-disappeared
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French philosopher Michel Foucault ‘abused boys in Tunisia’
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/french-philosopher-michel-foucault-abused-boys-in-tunisia-6t5sj7jvw
"The philosopher Michel Foucault, a beacon of today’s “woke” ideology, has become the latest prominent French figure to face a retrospective reckoning for sexually abusing children."


Woke Philosopher Michel Foucault Raped 8-Year-Old Children in Tunisian Cemeteries: Claim
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/03/29/woke-hero-philosopher-michel-foucault-raped-children-as-young-as-8-years-old/
"Foucault is the most cited academic in the world, with over one million citations according to Google Scholar.

In December, Daniel Miller in The Critic magazine wrote that “it is almost invariably Foucault to whom contemporary activist studies departments trace their intellectual foundations.”"
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How Prince William Challenged Prince Harry's Narrative Over 3 Days of Royal Bombshells
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/how-prince-william-challenged-prince-harry-s-narrative-over-3-days-of-royal-bombshells/ar-AAKk6Tg

Prince Harry’s navel gazing narcissism in ‘The Me You Can’t See’ is no aid to his, or anyone’s, mental health
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/524653-prince-harry-mental-health-documentary/

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Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors resigns amid controversy

https://nypost.com/2021/05/27/black-lives-matter-co-founder-patrisse-cullors-resigns-amid-controversy/

Does this mean she's leaving the sinking BLM ship, or does BLM consider her being the problem?
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No one will care about the Hunter Biden N-word scandal

https://spectatorworld.com/topic/hunter-biden-n-word-daily-mail-president/
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Roger Waters - Thoughts on Facebook ad offer

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Politicians and media told to stop fabricating culture wars

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/jul/12/politicians-and-media-told-to-stop-fabricating-culture-wars

This may look like good news at first glance, but it's actually pro-woke:


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"Boris Johnson’s government has been accused of seeking to capitalise on culture war issues to stir up its base, with attacks on so-called “woke” culture, and a campaign to prevent the institutions such as museums and galleries from critically re-examining the UK’s past."

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"The Fabian Society analysis warned politicians on the left to avoid the temptation to engage in such culture war battles, arguing that they tend to simply divide opinion over the prospects of positive change."

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"Andrew Harrop, general secretary of the Fabian Society, said those on the left “must focus their energy not on winning culture wars, but on calling them out”.

He said: “It will not be easy to end the culture wars which have become a valuable tool for cynics on the right. These fake controversies create division between people with shared economic needs and they distract the public from a low tax, low regulation, libertarian worldview that few in Britain support.”"

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I can only conclude that the wokeists are losing the Culture War and like octopuses try to flee the battlefield in a cloud of ink.
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Psychiatrist describes to Yale audience her 'fantasies of unloading a revolver' into random ‘white people’
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/psychiatrist-describes-to-yale-audience-her-fantasies-of-unloading-a-revolver-into-random-white-people/ar-AAKJLMF

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Research Journal Publishes Article Calling ‘Whiteness’ a ‘Parasitic-Like Condition’
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/research-journal-publishes-article-calling-whiteness-a-parasitic-like-condition/ar-AAKUHwf

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White TikToker Under Fire For Calling Clothes Designed by Queer Black Man "Hideous"
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/white-tiktoker-under-fire-for-calling-clothes-designed-by-queer-black-man-hideous/ar-AAKVfRD

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Tencent uses facial recognition to enforce China’s curfew on gaming kids

https://www.theregister.com/2021/07/08/tencent_facial_recognition_gaming_curfew/
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Tencent uses facial recognition to enforce China’s curfew on gaming kids

https://www.theregister.com/2021/07/08/tencent_facial_recognition_gaming_curfew/
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I for one am just happy that I do not have any involvement with any company that which has any connection to Tencent, even by proxy, as that would (most likely) mean that they [Tencent] would have potential access to sensitive data with regards to my person, that they would most likely be able to somehow use 'for the greater good'.
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Psychiatrist describes to Yale audience her 'fantasies of unloading a revolver' into random ‘white people’
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/psychiatrist-describes-to-yale-audience-her-fantasies-of-unloading-a-revolver-into-random-white-people/ar-AAKJLMF

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I can see the problem of her 'white mind', as I presume she is white, lest she fails to see the irony, in which case... I... don't know what to say... there has been so much... how do I put it... I am (in the literal sense) unable to comprehend dumb; not because I am vastly intelligent in any way, shape or form - I'm just not well versed with... I mean, I have met complete (let's not use the word here), in my life, but since... 2010(ish?), it seems as if though the world at large has been struck by... dumb; as if though social media has twisted the Human mind to such an extent that it is willing and prepared to believe in the most asinine of random contemporary bs, based simply on the premise of an entire generation of Westerners having gotten into University and tried to understand Human Nature, completely failing to understand the dynamics that make up the entirety of any given society and merely reflecting upon whomever they encounter on campus, as being representative for anything but their own egocentric perception, based on nothing but sheer ignorance, due to never having had to actually deal with any sort of real world issues, other than being confused as with who they are and 'where they belong'

I don't even feel bad for these people... I don't see what can be done to help them, nor do I see any reason as to why we should.
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No, she is NOT White. Otherwise there would be no point in mentioning she wants to shoot White people or for it to even be a news article. This is about reverse racism, where it has become trendy or popular to promote and justify hostile acts by Blacks against Whites because of excuses like systemic racism.

Apparently it's okay for her to have these "thoughts" but if a White person had the same thoughts about Black people, they would lose their job, be harassed at their home, have their children harassed and many other penalties of a serious nature.

But because she is Black, we are supposed to sympathize and/or empathize with her fantasies.

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Apparently Aruna Khilanani is of Pakistani descent...

But despite brainwashing in Critical Theory (likely by white teachers) she's not completely lost: https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/the-psychopathic-problem-of-the-white


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"I actually think that conservatives are psychologically healthier.
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They are more in touch with their anger and negative feelings. They can articulate it. They can say it, they’re not covering it up or like “Oh my god, I’m amazing, I love all people.” There's not all this liberal fluff of goodness. Conservatives can go there. They can say things that are uncomfortable that I think liberals would shirk at or move away from or deny.

I would feel more comfortable hanging out with Ann Coulter than a lot of liberals because she’s unlikely to do anything. She’s in contact with her anger and her hatred, and I think that needs to be worked through, don't get me wrong, for the country to heal, but she's actually in contact with those feelings that a lot of people can't say out loud and that's a safer space. Now do I agree with her? No. But liberals have no access to that at all. The thought is forbidden.
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White people love talking about race right now. You cannot get them to shut the fuck up. It makes them feel good. And, they also imagine it makes us feel good to see their true enlightenment. Talking about racism is a form of self-congratulatory masturbation. White people exchange pleasantries, without really addressing racism. It serves no purpose in connecting other than to jerk themselves off."

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Sounds like her anti-whiteness tirades are actually a reaction against hypocritical white liberals, and who can blame her for that?
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There have been so many similar stories of black people expressing themselves this way, I guess I got the stories confused. Either way it's accurate to describe her as a non-white person hating on white people.

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Everything you need to know about Sydney's new singles bubble rules - and why they mean the NSW Government is building a list of who's sleeping with who
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9893023/Gladys-Berejiklians-new-singles-bubble-registrar-track-NSW-Sydney-residents-dating-Covid.html
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South Australians returning from Victoria will be forced to put SIGNS on their doors marking them as potentially Covid infected while they quarantine
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9915441/Coronavirus-Australia-SA-residents-home-quarantine-display-police-signage-outside-homes.html
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Portland protests descend into violence as opposing groups clash with paintballs, weapons, chemical spray
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/portland-protests-descend-into-violence-as-opposing-groups-clash-with-paintballs-weapons-chemical-spray/ar-AANCOv9

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Political extremists in Portland turn violent
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/political-extremists-in-portland-turn-violent/vi-AANDXqq

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Portland protests see clashes between far-right, far-left groups
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/portland-protests-see-clashes-between-far-right-far-left-groups/ar-AANC77E

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Woman Pulls Gun on KFC Drive-Thru Staff After They Took Too Long With Order
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/woman-pulls-gun-on-kfc-drive-thru-staff-after-they-took-too-long-with-order/ar-AANHaTu

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Woman Filmed Rising Tennessee Flood Waters on Facebook Live Before Being Swept Away and Killed
https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/woman-filmed-rising-tennessee-flood-waters-on-facebook-live-before-being-swept-away-and-killed/ar-AANHOwG


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'Stress' From Children Throwing Pears at Home Contributed to Woman's Death
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/stress-from-children-throwing-pears-at-home-contributed-to-woman-s-death/ar-AANHzHE

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An Uber driver in Miami was brutally attacked by her passenger after picking them up outside a hospital as ride-hailing carjacks surge
https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/an-uber-driver-in-miami-was-brutally-attacked-by-her-passenger-after-picking-them-up-outside-a-hospital-as-ride-hailing-carjacks-surge/ar-AANJrY9

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Groom 'Left for Dead' After Being Attacked During Bachelor Party
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/groom-left-for-dead-after-being-attacked-during-bachelor-party/ar-AANJRxb

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A Florida dad accused of attacking a high school student over a school mask policy has been arrested and charged with child abuse
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-florida-dad-accused-of-attacking-a-high-school-student-over-a-school-mask-policy-has-been-arrested-and-charged-with-child-abuse/ar-AANKsc3

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A Texas father stripped down to his underwear during a school board meeting to make a point about wearing masks
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/a-texas-father-stripped-down-to-his-underwear-during-a-school-board-meeting-to-make-a-point-about-wearing-masks/ar-AANKIkn

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Personally I think this was murder back when it happened for a Capitol Police Officer to shoot and kill an unarmed woman on January 6th. Now 7 months later, the US Gov't reveals his identity and race. I had no idea it was a Black officer. However, I wanted to point out if a White Officer had shot an unarmed Black woman, the US Gov't wouldn't have been able to keep this secret and the Mainstream media would have announced this immediately the same day and vilified the Officer as a Racist. Of course the Media is putting it's own spin on this to support him. This is America.

Capitol Police Officer Who Shot Ashli Babbitt Speaks Out: 'I Was Doing My Job'
https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/capitol-police-officer-who-shot-ashli-babbitt-speaks-out-i-was-doing-my-job/ar-AANMZjn

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Another example of the US Media trying to make a big deal out of nothing because of alleged Racism:

Panasonic photoshopped a white man’s head onto a Black man’s body
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/panasonic-photoshopped-a-white-man-s-head-onto-a-black-man-s-body/ar-AANMkrU

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China to crack down on 'chaotic' online fan culture
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/china-to-crack-down-on-chaotic-online-fan-culture/ar-AANMXf4

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TikTok Bans Milk Crate Challenge After Reports of, You Guessed It, Milk Crate-Induced Injuries
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/offbeat/tiktok-bans-milk-crate-challenge-after-reports-of-you-guessed-it-milk-crate-induced-injuries/ar-AANMT2p

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A woman says she got 1st-degree burns after a Starbucks barista gave her the wrong drink and she tried to return it at a drive-thru. She's suing the company.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/a-woman-says-she-got-1st-degree-burns-after-a-starbucks-barista-gave-her-the-wrong-drink-and-she-tried-to-return-it-at-a-drive-thru-she-s-suing-the-company/ar-AANLbJm

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I wanted to point out if a White Officer had shot an unarmed Black woman, the US Gov't wouldn't have been able to keep this secret and the Mainstream media would have announced this immediately the same day and vilified the Officer as a Racist.
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I'd say it depends entirely on the political affiliation of said Black woman...
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Our Teen Is Ruining Family Fun With Her Newfound Love of Cancel Culture
https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/08/new-activist-bummer-care-and-feeding.html

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88-Year-Old Professor Resigns Mid-Class When Student Refuses to Wear Mask
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/88-year-old-professor-resigns-mid-class-when-student-refuses-to-wear-mask/ar-AANPzqt

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Woman With 3 Properties Left Homeless Because Tenants Couldn't Be Evicted
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Newlyweds send $240 bill to guests who were wedding no-shows
https://nypost.com/2021/08/27/newlyweds-send-240-bill-to-guests-who-were-wedding-no-shows/

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No wonder the girl turns to social media for guidance when she receives none at home.


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Newlyweds send $240 bill to guests who were wedding no-shows
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No wonder the girl turns to social media for guidance when she receives none at home.


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Seriously? That's like the total opposite of a reaction I was expecting from you. Can you explain in more detail why the parents are at fault and the teenager is not?

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Seriously? That's like the total opposite of a reaction I was expecting from you. Can you explain in more detail why the parents are at fault and the teenager is not?

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Well, to me it seems the mother is providing neither guidance (such as teaching her children to be wary of cults), nor boundaries (such as telling her daughter not to force her cultist views on the rest of the family).

As a result, the teenage daughter has turned to her cultist friends for guidance and is now taking on the leadership responsibility in the family.

I wonder how the younger siblings deal with their bossy sister? The father seems absent too.
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I'm not really following or agreeing with calling this a Cult.

Cult ( noun )
- a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object. "the cult of St. Olaf"
- a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister. "a network of Satan-worshiping cults"
- a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing.
"a cult of personality surrounding the leaders"

Cancel Culture is not worshipping a figure or object. It's not religious or a small group of people doing something strange or sinister. It's not about admiring a person or a thing.

Cancel Culture is a popular and wide spread phenomenon, especially among young people where they have an agenda of Political Correctness and those that don't follow, believe or refuse to participate, are ostracized.

It's political in nature and not religious or cultish. Generation Z and Millennials like to look back in history and ignore what was common or feasible at the time, and retroactively pass judgement that anything in the past should should now conform to their current day norms and beliefs.

I don't find that it's the parent's fault at all. You can't dictate to your kids what political beliefs they should follow and ignore among their peers. That action only makes them want to do the opposite of your intent. Youthful rebellion so to speak.

If I was the parent, I would simply say you can't participate in the event or activity if your opinion or belief are going to spoil or ruin it for the rest of us, including the younger siblings who are devoid of a political agenda. Short of restricting access to social media, there's little else you can do.

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It's political in nature and not religious or cultish.
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I was thinking of the followers' blind allegiance to ever-changing doctrines. There are of course also sociopathic leaders of the cult, that are apparently not afraid of pushing new ideas. There can be political cults too, in my understanding it's a loosely defined term. But never mind.


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I don't find that it's the parent's fault at all. You can't dictate to your kids what political beliefs they should follow and ignore among their peers. That action only makes them want to do the opposite of your intent. Youthful rebellion so to speak.
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You can teach them critical thinking, and encourage them to stand up to peer pressure. That way the child should be better prepared whenever it encounters unhealthy social groups.

Unfortunately this mother appears to already share the general leftist views of her daughter, and consequently just gets entangled in her daughter's ideological arguments instead of setting proper boundaries for the house tyrant.


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Yes that sounds like the proper way to handle it.

In this case with the movie it appears the daughter started her lecturing about it only afterwards. If the daughter had known beforehand she would likely have forbidden the entire family from watching it.
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Pro-Antifa California teacher to be fired by school district after leaked video emerges
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/pro-antifa-california-teacher-to-be-fired-by-school-district-after-leaked-video-emerges/ar-AAO0gFJ

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Calif teacher who removed US flag, suggested students pledge allegiance to pride flag removed from classroom
https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-teacher-pledge-allegiance-pride-flag-removed-from-classroom

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This Texas high school principal was put on administrative leave after being accused of promoting critical race theory
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/this-texas-high-school-principal-was-put-on-administrative-leave-after-being-accused-of-promoting-critical-race-theory/ar-AAO0NIM

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A Scottish Singer, 22, Wants to Ban Over-40 Adults From Clubs
https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/news/a-scottish-singer-22-wants-to-ban-over-40-adults-from-clubs/ar-AANYETd

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California lawmakers pass bill requiring gender neutral sections in department stores
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/california-lawmakers-pass-bill-requiring-gender-neutral-sections-in-department-stores/ar-AAO1Iy6

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San Francisco paying people not to shoot others a 'gimmick' that won't work: Rev. Eugene Rivers III
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/san-francisco-paying-people-not-to-shoot-others-a-gimmick-that-won-t-work-rev-eugene-rivers-iii/vi-AAO1t2f

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Low-life Democrats wanting to eliminate the Police Department:

Ilhan Omar and Keith Ellison endorse measure to replace MPD
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ilhan-omar-and-keith-ellison-endorse-measure-to-replace-mpd/ar-AANZMg3

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‘Nice dystopia you got there’: Grubhub worker spotted delivering food amid NYC floods sparks outrage
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/nice-dystopia-you-got-there-grubhub-worker-spotted-delivering-food-amid-nyc-floods-sparks-outrage/ar-AAO1VfY

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Meghan Markle Shown Dying in Car Crash Like Princess Diana in New Lifetime Movie
https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/entertainment-celebrity/meghan-markle-shown-dying-in-car-crash-like-princess-diana-in-new-lifetime-movie/ar-AAO4jlR

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Man Caught on Video Holding Child, Firing Pistol, and Grazing Woman with Bullet After ‘Non-Damage Car Crash’
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/man-caught-on-video-holding-child-firing-pistol-and-grazing-woman-with-bullet-after-non-damage-car-crash-police/ar-AAO4kGn

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A Southwest passenger was filmed punching a flight attendant. She was charged with two felonies.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-southwest-passenger-was-filmed-punching-a-flight-attendant-she-was-charged-with-two-felonies/ar-AAO3Qx0

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Police Put Out Warrant for Louisiana 911 Operator Who Was Allegedly Hanging Up on Emergency Callers
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/police-put-out-warrant-for-louisiana-911-operator-who-was-allegedly-hanging-up-on-emergency-callers/ar-AAO4qUE

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GB News host in brutal slap down after London university considers removing Nelson statue
https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1485938/GB-News-woke-mob-latest-London-Goldsmiths-University-Admiral-Nelson-statue-row-news-VN

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David Spade says cancel culture has made his jokes dry: 'I'm not' as funny
https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/david-spade-says-cancel-culture-has-made-his-jokes-dry-i-m-not-as-funny/ar-AAO6gys

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Whoopi Goldberg criticizes cancel culture: 'The truth doesn’t seem to matter'
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/whoopi-goldberg-slams-cancel-culture

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Psychiatrists have discovered that patients with tics have 'caught' a 'Tourette's-like' illness from social media
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/psychiatrists-have-discovered-that-patients-with-tics-have-caught-a-tourette-s-like-illness-from-social-media/ar-AAO5R67


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Facebook sorry for 'primates' label on video of Black men
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/facebook-sorry-for-primates-label-on-video-of-black-men/ar-AAO6Jhr

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Vehicle carrying famed Japanese director Takeshi Kitano attacked with pickaxe
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/vehicle-carrying-famed-japanese-director-takeshi-kitano-attacked-with-pickaxe/ar-AAO6UCv

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New Zealand tried for years to deport Auckland knife attacker
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/new-zealand-tried-for-years-to-deport-auckland-knife-attacker/ar-AAO6VPR

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'Who does she think she is?' Britons lash out at Meghan for weighing in on 'serious' issue
https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1486741/Meghan-Markle-news-Duchess-of-Sussex-Prince-Harry-Royal-Family-Afghanistan

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Prince Harry rebuked over silence on military service in Afghan plea 'Didn't land well!'
https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1486701/Prince-Harry-latest-duke-sussex-GQ-awards-speech-military-Afghanistan-Megan-Markle-VN

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Prince Charles angered Meghan Markle with Royal Family plan: 'Took it personally'
https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1486140/prince-charles-news-meghan-markle-royal-family-prince-harry-archie-spt

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle make ‘breathtaking’ offer to Queen Elizabeth
https://pagesix.com/2021/09/04/prince-harry-markle-make-breathtaking-offer-to-queen-elizabeth/

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A New Narrative About Harry & Meghan's Royal Exit Is Now Emerging, Insiders Say
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/a-new-narrative-about-harry-meghan-s-royal-exit-is-now-emerging-insiders-say/ss-AAO7G6y

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Prince William Shown Dismissing Racism in Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Lifetime Movie
https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/entertainment-celebrity/prince-william-shown-dismissing-racism-in-prince-harry-meghan-markle-lifetime-movie/ar-AAO9BTA

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This is laughable since just about everyone you meet or read about from Mexico ( North America ) Central America and South America, all have Spanish or Portuguese last names. Rarely ever do you meet or read about someone with an actual Indigenous name. The Spanish have never stopped their conquest of North America ( US ) as illegal immigration in the past three decades has been non-stop and relentless. They all like to pretend they are the original Indigenous people, but that is a fiction they use to attack white Anglo-Saxon Europeans. Who said the English-Spanish Wars were ever really over?

A statue of Christopher Columbus in Mexico City will be replaced by one of an Indigenous woman
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-statue-of-christopher-columbus-in-mexico-city-will-be-replaced-by-one-of-an-indigenous-woman/ar-AAO9ZwH

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Meanwhile in the US, systemic racism made a black person buy a $24 million diamond and place it in his forehead.

Lil Uzi Vert says the $24 million pink diamond that was implanted into his forehead was ripped out by fans
https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/news/lil-uzi-vert-says-the-24-million-pink-diamond-that-was-implanted-into-his-forehead-was-ripped-out-by-fans/ar-AAO9BB6

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Just what we need ( sarcasm ) a black gay man playing a genderless fairy godmother ( godmother implies a woman ) in this abomination remake:

The 5 Most Savage Things Critics Have Said About the New 'Cinderella'
https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/the-5-most-savage-things-critics-have-said-about-the-new-cinderella/ar-AAOa0aA

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Xi Jinping faces revolt from Chinese parents over 'North Korea style' child propaganda
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1486421/Xi-Jinping-latest-China-news-North-Korea-propaganda-Chinese-communist-school-textbook-VN

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Chinese pop star cuts ties with watch brand over Taiwan comments
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/chinese-pop-star-cuts-ties-with-watch-brand-over-taiwan-comments/ar-AAO9oPL

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Nicki Minaj slams MSNBC’s Joy Reid in COVID vaccine firestorm

https://nypost.com/2021/09/14/nicki-minaj-and-msnbcs-joy-reid-feud-over-covid-19-vaccine/

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/nicki-minaj-says-shes-in-twitter-jail-will-never-use-platform-again/ar-AAOuqbE

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Nicki Minaj slams MSNBC’s Joy Reid in COVID vaccine firestorm


https://nypost.com/2021/09/14/nicki-minaj-and-msnbcs-joy-reid-feud-over-covid-19-vaccine/

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/nicki-minaj-says-shes-in-twitter-jail-will-never-use-platform-again/ar-AAOuqbE
"If you’re black & a Democrat tells u to shove marbles up ur *ss, you simply have to. If another party tells u to look out for that bus, stand there & get hit."

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Both of those women are low lifes as far as I'm concerned. Minaj is a thug life entertainer, poorly educated and speaks ghetto English that is hard to understand. Joy Reid is educated and much easier to understand, but she works for MSNBC as a political hack, very biased, partisan and racist.

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True, but what's important is that she apparently has over 150M followers on Instagram, and now she's educating them about how leftist media works.
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How will South Australia's home quarantine trial work?
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-23/how-will-south-australias-home-quarantine-trial-work/100398878


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People wanting to return to South Australia and home quarantine will have to apply to SA Health.

They will have to prove they have a place to isolate during their quarantine period and must also be fully vaccinated.

Those who are approved will have to download the South Australian Government home quarantine app, which uses geo-location and facial recognition software to track those in quarantine.

The app will contact people at random asking them to provide proof of their location within 15 minutes.

"We don't tell them how often or when, on a random basis they have to reply within 15 minutes," Mr Marshall said.

If a person cannot successfully verify their location or identity when requested, SA Health will notify SA Police who will conduct an in-person check on the person in quarantine.

People will still be required to quarantine for 14 days.

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"I think every South Australian should feel pretty proud that we are the national pilot for the home-based quarantine app."

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that right there is the single most dumb thing anyone has said during this pandemic - Australians complying, of course, is the single dumbest thing I have ever heard of <---- period
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Video of White Students Being Told to Leave Multicultural Space Goes Viral
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The media ignore black murder victims because they don't want to highlight black perpetrators
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-media-ignore-black-murder-victims-because-they-don-t-want-to-highlight-black-perpetrators/ar-AAOKzQf

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's New York Visit Sparks Familiar Hypocrisy Allegations
https://www-newsweek-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.newsweek.com/prince-harry-meghan-markle-new-york-visit-familiar-hypocrisy-allegations-private-jets-1633346

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Facebook isn’t scandal-proof
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/28/technology/facebook-instagram-trust.html

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An NYU professor says fewer men going to college will lead to a 'mating crisis' with the US producing too many 'broke and alone' men
https://www-insider-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.insider.com/growing-trend-fewer-men-in-college-leading-to-mating-crisis-2021-9

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GEN Z KIDS APPARENTLY DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW FILE SYSTEMS WORK
https://futurism.com/the-byte/gen-z-kids-file-systems

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As the culture war engulfs their schools, kids say adults aren't listening to them at all
https://www.salon.com/2021/09/19/as-the-culture-engulfs-their-schools-kids-say-adults-arent-listening-to-them-at-all/

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BLM Organizer Calls Vaccine Mandates ‘Racist’

https://cnsnews.com/blog/megan-williams/blm-organizer-calls-vaccine-mandates-racist

There's not been much coverage about BLM in media lately. Apparently the race angle doesn't quite fit media's current smear campaign against anti-vaxxers.

I wonder if there will be any BLM rioting because of vaccine mandates? So far there's nothing on the BLM website about it, likely because the BLM leadership are little more than Democrat shills. If BLM is true a grassroots movement rioting could still happen of course, but without support from media and white wokeists.

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That link didn't work...


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The article seems to contradict the headline:


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"college-aged men have more options than their female peers.

"You can walk onto a construction site in Florida, you can turn on an app — cop, firemen, trade job — which at the age of 18 if you can make $100 to $200 a day that feels like real cabbage," he said."
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Indeed, maybe that's what really scares universities, since they profit from peddling questionable degrees. These males can of course still find working class women that are unspoiled by academic brainwashing.

Although women are somewhat hypergamic, I think the real reason those with college degrees can't find husbands is because their career consumes all their time and energy, making them asexual and thus uninteresting. A career woman that likes men will of course meet men, one way or another.

There are also student girls lacking both intelligence and physical charm, these are more likely to study feminism and other grievance studies, after which their heterosexual marriage options should approach zero.

That said it also seems the entire Western school system favors girls these days. Apparently this goes back to the feminist propaganda from 25-30 years ago claiming that schools "shortchanged girls", resulting in boys from especially minority groups tending to become school dropouts long before college. But those boys have more urgent problems than trying to woo girls with college degrees.
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I fixed the link. Thanks for the heads up.

Facebook isn’t scandal-proof
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/28/technology/facebook-instagram-trust.html

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Culture, Society & Trends ( China edition )

TikTok's China equivalent limits kids to 40 minutes a day
https://www.cnet.com/news/tiktoks-china-equivalent-limits-kids-to-40-minutes-a-day/

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China Wants ‘Sissy Idols’ and ‘Effeminate Men’ Scrubbed From Entertainment Industry
https://variety.com/2021/global/asia/china-cissy-idols-effeminate-men-entertainment-industry-1235055304/

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Good. Maybe Hollywood will stop pandering to them.

China’s millennials, Generation Z leading nation away from Hollywood films, American culture, US brands
https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3126180/chinas-millennials-generation-z-leading-nation-away-hollywood

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China proposes teaching masculinity to boys as state is alarmed by changing gender roles
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/china-proposes-teaching-masculinity-boys-state-alarmed-changing-gender-roles-n1258939

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To Get Back Arrested Executive, China Uses a Hardball Tactic: Seizing Foreigners
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/25/world/asia/meng-wanzhou-china.html

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Generational quirks: Our take on Gen Z, millennials, Gen X and boomers
https://www.santafenewmexican.com/life/teen/generational-quirks-our-take-on-gen-z-millennials-gen-x-and-boomers/article_2caa8f30-331c-11eb-bd50-7b9e545dc96c.html

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The great resignation: Boomers and Gen X stay put, while millennials and Gen Z walk away
https://venturebeat-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/venturebeat.com/2021/09/19/the-great-resignation-boomers-and-gen-x-stay-put-while-millennials-and-gen-z-walk-away/amp/

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Gen Z and millennials are reviving an 'old money' aesthetic. They're done with the 'new money' of the 2010s and everything that came with them.
https://www.businessinsider.com/gen-z-millennials-reviving-old-money-aesthetic-fashion-decor-sports-2021-10

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Gen Z buy more vinyl than millennials, new study finds
https://www.nme.com/news/music/gen-z-buy-more-vinyl-than-millennials-new-study-finds-3047631

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I remember a few years ago, Alundaio more or less said the same thing to me here to my surprise. It never crossed my mind that my intent would mean the opposite of what I meant to some people. Now after reading this I understand where he was coming from.

IS THE SMILEY FACE PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE? WE ASKED GEN-Z AND MILLENNIALS WHAT THE EMOJI MEANS TO THEM
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gen-z-millennials-smiley-face-emoji-meaning-b1900851.html

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North Carolina school district to penalize educators who teach America is racist
https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/education/north-carolina-school-district-penalize-educators-who-teach-america

Black History Month website brands white people ‘genetically defective descendants of albino mutants’
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/10/01/black-history-month-website-brands-white-people-genetically/
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Facebook is down, along with Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Oculus VR

https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/4/22708989/instagram-facebook-outage-messenger-whatsapp-error

funny thing how it also affects the Oculus VR *snickers*
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A pity that Twitter is spared.
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The real reason FaceBook shut down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9su7e6vT2g

Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen: The 60 Minutes Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Lx5VmAdZSI
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More news from October 4th that coincide with the unlikely Facebook shutdown:

Pfizer Scientist: ‘Your Antibodies are Probably Better than the Vaccination’
https://www.projectveritas.com/news/pfizer-scientist-your-antibodies-are-probably-better-than-the-vaccination/
“I work for an evil corporation…Our organization is run on COVID money.”

Web Scrapers Claim to Possess and Sell Personal Data on 1.5 Billion Facebook Users on a Hacker Forum
https://www.privacyaffairs.com/facebook-data-sold-on-hacker-forum/
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Web Scrapers Claim to Possess and Sell Personal Data on 1.5 Billion Facebook Users on a Hacker Forum
https://www.privacyaffairs.com/facebook-data-sold-on-hacker-forum/
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"Further Clarification: It’s alleged that the data was obtained by scraping publicly available data shared by users. Several media outlets and Twitter users misinterpret this to have resulted due to a hack or data breach, which is not the case."

'the funny thing is...', I believe that a lot of people have their profile set as 'public' on FB; I know I do, but on the other hand, I don't use any smart-devices outside of my home, nor do I have any 'applications' installed - as such whatever information is available about me, is available because I choose to share it, but considering how FB consist of a whole lot of people who don't necessarily understand what/how/why they share their data on a continuous basis, I can but imagine this being a gold-mine for, in particular "unscrupulous advertisers", but in certain cases, also 'others' who may have particular interest in finding individuals, or similar

but on the whole, I don't think that anyone using FB who does not wish to have their information shared has been compromised, except for perhaps a select few individuals

the fact that this was shared on a 'hacker-forum', however, I find borderline laughable, since it's publicly available data, that which has been scraped - i.e. a bot has been downloading data off of public sources: congratulations kid, you just wrote your first python-script, now head on over to 4chan and brag about it.

(addendum: anyone looking for a particular individual on FB would have access to the same public information available in this 'hack', as such my point about individuals being exposed is moot and this entire 'hack' is... I don't even know what it is, nor who'd pay for it)
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I guess the main use of the data would be large scale identity theft, spamming, etc. Targetting individuals might be more effective using other methods.

Can't say how easy it's been to obtain though. I hope those public FB accounts are not open to the web at large, but just to other FB members? If so the scraper would need to generate his own fake FB accounts or surveys, and since FB is likely banning any account doing scraping you'd need a lot of them to scrape 1.5B users.

But I agree it's hardly bad enough news to make FB close down and pretend to have an accident. Nevertheless it's interesting that two bad FB news (plus one Pfizer) are published on the same day that FB just happens to suffer a very unlikely technical glitch. Maybe that whistleblower has simply shaken up the entire FB organization so much that not even the techs can focus on their job properly.
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I see two distinct and very different issues going on with all the recent news about social media websites and any harm they cause. Let's separate between the two. Identify theft, the misuse of personal information and targeting individuals with advertisements, are in one category and not what I want to talk about or give my opinion on yet.

The main issue I wanted to address has to do with the Facebook whistleblower and her alleged claims of harm it is causing to the public in general and children. I think the entire undertaking is a smoke screen for ensuring and promoting more draconian control of social media for political reasons I will go into further.

Let's start with Instagram. If you've kept up with social media over the years, you will know Millennials were the first to leave Facebook after claims that their parents, grandparents and older people had taken control of it, meaning it wasn't young and hip anymore. Likewise Gen Z was more on Instagram too for the same reasons. Instagram is a place where young people generally post pictures of themselves or of them going places and doing things. This includes showing off clothing, things they buy, things they own and other material objects. It is often glamorized and a fictional image of how they may really live or the lifestyle they are portraying. Everyone is well aware how people often use photoshop or other apps to make themselves look thinner, more beautiful or editing any negative attributes they deem unwanted.

The Facebook ( who owns Instagram ) whistleblower claims this is harmful to young girls for their own body image and mental health well being. Maybe so but this is nothing new. For over half a century there have been magazines devoted to young teens, fashion, glamour lifestyles and other niche categories. It is no different than what Instagram does. I don't think it is up to the Government to involve itself through restricting the 1st Amendment ( US Constitution on Free Speech ) towards any medium just because some people have the opinion they don't like something. Just like all the magazines, books, tv programming or social media targeting youth, it is up to the parents to control what their under 18 children consume. If the Instagram app is harmful then the parents should decide what their children are exposed to. At most there should be age restrictions to things that are deemed harmful to children, but expecting enforcing some blanket measure to this is unfair to the people who enjoy the content and are not harmed. That's why it has to start at home. Everything related seems to be about body image. The fat, the ugly, the poor or less fortunate are being harmed. Then why do they participate in viewing such content? People look at what they want to see. If consumers didn't like beautiful people with glamourous lifestyle and material wealth, they wouldn't buy or view the books, magazines, tv shows and social media content. Picking on Instagram is no different. I personally don't use Instagram and have no interest in promoting myself or sharing my life or wanting to create the illusion I have a lifestyle to envy. The bottom line is that parents are responsible for their own children and it is not up to the Government to take the place of what the parents should be monitoring or controlling. If you are a parent talk to your children about how they feel about this.

Since the 2020 election in the US, Facebook has taken on itself to censor, delete and ban people if they express anything perceived as harmful, radical, extremist or missing content. This has been the excuse to silence people with a political opinion that is other than Progressive or Liberal. If you are a Conservative, then Facebook has targeted you and taken actions to remove your content, reduce the flow of what you share to others and mislabel your content as "missing information" with details that often have zero to do with what you are sharing or saying. If you are a Liberal, like the Facebook whistleblower seems to be, you are complaining because you still see content you don't like. People are still disagreeing with your Liberal or Progressive viewpoint. You are still offended and continue to see content that upsets you. The solution is to complain to the Government on how harmful this is. The excuse of fighting, arguing and debating is something that Facebook profits on and should instead censure, it just a smokescreen for ensuring that your political bias should be the only voice heard or read. Getting rid of Conservative or people with the viewpoint that is considered on the 'Right" or the new fictitious label as coming from the "alt-right" ( something that didn't even really exist until Hillary lost the 2016 Presidential election ) is the real agenda of the Facebook whistleblower.

It is incredulous that this whistleblower is saying Facebook is not doing enough. Facebook she says is guilty of promoting a space where people argue, debate or fight on various issues. In other words, if you are a Liberal or Progressive and you see opinions, thoughts or beliefs that are different than your own...you believe it is harmful and damaging and should not be allowed. How dare people disagree with you. How dare people believe in something politically that you believe your viewpoint is the only right and correct way to think. The whistleblower is doing nothing more than promoting political correctness. She wants and expects Facebook to accelerate the draconian or excessively harsh and severe methods of controlling content so that no one argues or debate things she finds offensive. This goes back to free speech. Already American society has greatly declined with more restrictive methods and censure of what people say, write or think if it goes against what any one individual deems is personally offensive or distasteful for them to view, hear or read.

While Twitter was not affected, it is no different than Instagram as a place where people have turned to when Facebook fell out of favor. My personal opinion of Twitter is no better than Instagram except it is probably worse. Worse in that I've seen some very nasty comments to what people have said or wanted to express. I find it far more negative than anything I have seen except some areas of Reddit, that itself is very toxic and distasteful. Reddit is a place generally full of young entitled people who are constantly offended by content they see and everyone is trying to outdo each other in being a comedian.

I use Facebook to mainly involve myself in many, many Stalker related Facebook groups. I meet people from all over the world. I meet people that are very decent, wonderful and a pleasure to share our love of the Stalker world and similar content. The Community ( each group is self-governing ) does not allow bullying, negative or harmful content from it's members.

Arguing, fighting or debating people as the main reason you would use Facebook or any social media platform, in my opinion is a waste of time. You're not going to change anyone's opinion and you're not going to win any arguments. You can debate some things with some people who are reasonable and open to discussions, but that rarely works out well unless you have an established relationship or friendship to begin with.

All of this is just my opinion. The bottom line is I think the Facebook whistleblower is just a devious and malicious effort and excuse to exert more political correctness on social media and make things worse if it is using the Government to get involved and dictate any conditions, laws or restrictions so people are not exposed to things they disagree with, get offended about or are deemed harmful for not looking like, having the lifestyle or owning things that other people don't have, or whatever material wealth they exude. Often all of these are an illusion.

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Facebook Director of Policy Communications Lena Pietsch blasted Haugen, noting she "worked for the company for less than two years, had no direct reports, never attended a decision-point meeting with C-level executives – and testified more than six times to not working on the subject matter in question."

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Facebook fires back after whistleblower claims
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/facebook-fires-back-after-whistleblower-claims/ar-AAPaFTi

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Frances Haugen tells Senate that Facebook makes 'disastrous' choices, prioritizes profit
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/frances-haugen-tells-senate-that-facebook-makes-disastrous-choices-prioritizes-profit/ar-AAPabnz

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Four big takeaways from a tough hearing for Facebook
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/four-big-takeaways-from-a-tough-hearing-for-facebook/ar-AAPaAK4

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Five Surprising Things Whistleblower Frances Haugen Said During Facebook Testimony
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/five-surprising-things-whistleblower-frances-haugen-said-during-facebook-testimony/ar-AAPaEMq

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Whistleblower exposes 'national security issue' at Facebook
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/whistleblower-exposes-national-security-issue-at-facebook/vi-AAPadxN

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A very Liberal source for their viewpoint of the issue:

The Facebook Whistleblower Finally Got Republicans to Stop Yapping About Anti-Conservative Bias
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/the-facebook-whistleblower-finally-got-republicans-to-stop-yapping-about-anti-conservative-bias/ar-AAPaALp

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What I think is new with Social Media is the use of Likes as way of leveraging more peer pressure than traditional media could ever dream of. It's a pity that most parents allow this, maybe it's because they're hooked themselves, or maybe parents think their children would otherwise be excluded from social life. Tech company execs of course raise their own children completely different:

A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley
“I am convinced the devil lives in our phones.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/style/phones-children-silicon-valley.html

Even worse are the echo chambers created by Facebook, Google, Youtube and Twitter, these are indeed driving many users into increasingly extreme worldviews. The mechanism has been known for years, yet the journalists themselves have foolishly kept using Twitter etc, completely unaware of the effect it has had on themselves --it's always their political opponents that are brainwashed, never themselves... (To prevent that from happening to me, I try to stop search engines from creating any kind of profile of me, so that my search results won't be biased by previous searches.)

I don't know exactly what Frances Haugen has been leaking, is it mostly about girls? I got the impression she was highlighting Facebook's knowledge and indifference to general abuse of its users. That she's Liberal doesn't necessarily mean that she has ulterior motives. However, as the critique against the echo chamber algoritms grows the tech companies must pretend to show concern, and what's better then than to cancel their political opponents? That way FB execs will also retain the support from their woke friends and the Democrat Cabal.

I don't think FB as a publicly traded company actually wants to lose any of its "extremist" users (not even the Trump supporters), they're all good for business; but at the same time FB of course needs to placate public opinion, sensitive advertizers and the Democratic Cabal. I'm also sure there are many that wish to use FB as a political tool (including many of its own execs, the Cabal, and various three-letter organizations), question is how far they can go before FB starts bleeding money and losing stock market value?

And most importantly: if Frances Haugen is an agent for Facebook, I can't see any obvious connection with yesterday's Facebook shutdown.
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as I been saying since (at least) 2017: the general consensus dictates that anyone may freely express any opinion, as long as it cannot be perceived as offensive by anyone adhering to the general consensus

plain, simple, dumb.

(it was in the wake of "Gamergate" aka "when things took a turn for the worse".)
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I think I'll change opinion on Frances Haugen...

Financial Records Show Facebook ‘Whistleblower’ Is Less A Concerned Employee And More A Radical Democrat Activist
https://thefederalist.com/2021/10/06/financial-records-show-facebook-whistleblower-is-less-a-concerned-employee-and-more-a-radical-democrat-activist/

Democrats and Media Do Not Want to Weaken Facebook, Just Commandeer its Power to Censor
"Whistleblower" Frances Haugen is a vital media and political asset because she advances their quest for greater control over online political discourse.
https://greenwald.substack.com/p/democrats-and-media-do-not-want-to
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This is a popular Meme going around on Facebook that pretty much summarizes what I think:
https://i.imgur.com/omXA0BR.jpg

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my feelings towards Reddit is kinda like as if though I'd be hanging out around a high-school; fragile, young minds sharing quasi-intellectual discussions in a secluded environment of which I have zero interest in even trying to engage in, as I'd feel rather uncomfortable with the whole situation

Twitter, besides politicians, celebrities and a**holes, seem to be the main outlet for indie-game developers, as such I use it to promote my games

as for Facebook, apart from its agenda, has finally come to a point where it is more about actually interacting with one another and less about 'showing off your life-style with pictures of food, travels and other fashionable things that young adults like to do.'.

I have never visited any other social media sites (Reddit, I've, much like a high-school, briefly passed by, realized the awkwardness of hanging about and quietly moved on)
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Teens really hate Facebook and Twitter
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/teens-really-hate-facebook-and-twitter/ar-AAPflPy

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And journalists - Twitter could well be the main cause for mainstream media's radicalization over the last decade.

Tejas,

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Teens really hate Facebook and Twitter
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/teens-really-hate-facebook-and-twitter/ar-AAPflPy
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Sounds more like they're fleeing from their parents. If only they fled from social manipulation, but I guess that's never ever happened in the history of mankind...
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Facebook failures may be real, but the case for increased censorship is weak
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/facebook-failures-may-be-real-but-the-case-for-increased-censorship-is-weak/ar-AAPhefF

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‘I might delete it’: Facebook’s problem with younger users
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/i-might-delete-it-facebook-s-problem-with-younger-users/ar-AAPhkPP

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Meghan Markle latest news – Prince Harry & Duchess will not return to UK THIS MONTH as Duke ‘fighting tears after snub’
https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/3787446/meghan-markle-prince-harry-uk-latest-news/

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How dare billionaires not contribute to woke causes:

Billionaire Philanthropists Aren’t Focused on Anti-Racism Charities. That Needs to Change.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/smallbusiness/billionaire-philanthropists-aren-t-focused-on-anti-racism-charities-that-needs-to-change/ar-AAPjQ32

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California law requires gender-neutral area in some stores
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/california-law-requires-gender-neutral-area-in-some-stores/ar-AAPk79V

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College Music Professor Steps Down After Showing Students 'Blackface' Othello
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/college-music-professor-steps-down-after-showing-students-blackface-othello/ar-AAPj5Xb

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Like whistleblower Frances Haugen, these Facebook employees warned about the company’s problems for years. No one listened.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/like-whistleblower-frances-haugen-these-facebook-employees-warned-about-the-company-s-problems-for-years-no-one-listened/ar-AAPh9n3

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Lego pledges to remove gender bias, harmful stereotypes from product line
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/lego-pledges-to-remove-gender-bias-harmful-stereotypes-from-product-line/ar-AAPqxDi

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Whopping 53 Percent of Republican Men Object to Black James Bond — And Even More Oppose Hispanic 007
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/whopping-53-percent-of-republican-men-object-to-black-james-bond-and-even-more-oppose-hispanic-007/ar-AAPf4y5

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Nigeria's Prince Kunle says he 'freaked out' when he first saw people kissing in public when visiting the US and UK
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/nigeria-s-prince-kunle-says-he-freaked-out-when-he-first-saw-people-kissing-in-public-when-visiting-the-us-and-uk/ar-AAPnco9

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For the Record, Demi Lovato Says ‘Aliens is a Derogatory Term’ For ‘ETs’
https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/for-the-record-demi-lovato-says-aliens-is-a-derogatory-term-for-ets/ar-AAPpWLt

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Why Are America's Socialists So Rich? | Opinion
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/why-are-america-s-socialists-so-rich-opinion/ar-AAPf2E4

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Gender inequality online costs governments $1 trillion, says web inventor's foundation
https://www.cnet.com/news/gender-inequality-online-costs-governments-1-trillion/

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Dean Cain slams bisexual Superman
https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/entertainment-celebrity/dean-cain-slams-bisexual-superman/ar-AAPrlvR

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Revealed: Facebook's Secret Blacklist of “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations.”

https://theintercept.com/2021/10/12/facebook-secret-blacklist-dangerous/
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Did the Media Bury a Mass Shooting Because the Shooter Was Black?
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/did-the-media-bury-a-mass-shooting-because-the-shooter-was-black-opinion/ar-AAPsWvO

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You don't need guns to be a mass murderer if you want to kill people:

Kongsberg: Five dead in Norway bow and arrow attack
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58906165

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The Rolling Stones remove 'Brown Sugar' from tour setlist over lyrics depicting slavery
https://www.aol.com/rolling-stones-remove-brown-sugar-203259520.html

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"Unhoused"? Is it offensive to say "Homeless" now?

‘Jesus saw what you did!’: Bystander confronts McDonald’s manager for allegedly throwing drink at unhoused man in viral TikTok
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/jesus-saw-what-you-did-bystander-confronts-mcdonald-s-manager-for-allegedly-throwing-drink-at-unhoused-man-in-viral-tiktok/ar-AAPwMxW

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It's hard to be a comedian and make humor about anything nowadays

Netflix’s Official LGBTQ Twitter Weighs in on Chappelle Backlash: ‘This Week F–ing Sucks’
https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/netflix-s-official-lgbtq-twitter-weighs-in-on-chappelle-backlash-this-week-f-ing-sucks/ar-AAPubF9

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Santa,

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Revealed: Facebook's Secret Blacklist of “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations.”

https://theintercept.com/2021/10/12/facebook-secret-blacklist-dangerous/
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This one is twice as long!

https://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt

(Be warned that Windows may think any changes to your hosts file is a sign of "malware", and will try to reset it. Real malware can also change the hosts file, of course.)

********

Tejas,

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Netflix’s Official LGBTQ Twitter Weighs in on Chappelle Backlash: ‘This Week F–ing Sucks’
https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/netflix-s-official-lgbtq-twitter-weighs-in-on-chappelle-backlash-this-week-f-ing-sucks/ar-AAPubF9

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Perhaps we have reached Peak Queer now? Even J. K. Rowling's new book is reviewed favorably in liberal media (like New York Times) despite the TERF "controversy" a couple of years ago.
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Daniel Craig: I feel safer in gay bars
https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/entertainment-celebrity/daniel-craig-i-feel-safer-in-gay-bars/ar-AAPx96i

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Netflix fires trans employee organizing walkout protest against Chapelle special for allegedly leaking ‘confidential’ information
https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/news/netflix-fires-trans-employee-organizing-walkout-protest-against-chapelle-special-for-allegedly-leaking-confidential-information/ar-AAPzW3W

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Comedian Hannah Gadsby slams Netflix CEO over defense of Dave Chappelle
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/comedian-hannah-gadsby-slams-netflix-ceo-over-defense-of-dave-chappelle/ar-AAPzFT6

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Netflix employee fired in wake of Chappelle special furor
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/netflix-employee-fired-in-wake-of-chappelle-special-furor/ar-AAPAqpr

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Kyle Mann: Dave Chappelle 'will be fine' following comedy special backlash
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/kyle-mann-dave-chappelle-will-be-fine-following-comedy-special-backlash/vi-AAPAgoj

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Karen calls worker ‘worthless,’ is shocked when they refuse her service
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/karen-calls-worker-worthless-is-shocked-when-they-refuse-her-service/ar-AAPzQhU

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GOP Consultant Liz Mair Flamed for Burning 7-Year-Old Son’s Pokemon Cards as Punishment for Not Eating
https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/gop-consultant-liz-mair-flamed-for-burning-7-year-old-son-s-pokemon-cards-as-punishment-for-not-eating/ar-AAPA1hy

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Jonah Hill Asks People to Stop Commenting on His Body, Positive or Not
https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/jonah-hill-asks-people-to-stop-commenting-on-his-body-positive-or-not/ar-AAPzBRv

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Daniel Craig: I feel safer in gay bars
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Back in time closet gays often employed female company as covers...

But he could be right, actually. I've only visited one gay/mixed nightclub, but everybody except a few girls acted remarkably civilized. The worst thing that happened was a couple of gays politely asking if I wanted to dance. Leather gay clubs might be more hardcore, but there I guess neither women nor straight males are allowed.
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As a Woman Was Raped, Train Riders Failed to Intervene, Police Say

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/17/us/riders-watched-woman-raped-septa.html

tough call, I s'pose; I mean... you don't wanna intervene these days, might offend someone in the process

(or have we actually reached the point, where people have become so desensitized by media that they have literally stopped caring about others)
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As a Woman Was Raped, Train Riders Failed to Intervene, Police Say

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/17/us/riders-watched-woman-raped-septa.html

tough call, I s'pose; I mean... you don't wanna intervene these days, might offend someone in the process

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https://getindianews.com/fiston-ngoy-biography-arrested-age-pennsylvania-man-raped-woman-on-train/
That's a good point. It's already gotten to the new normal that if a brown or black person commits a crime, it's racist if you arrest them or try to blame them for their actions. The world has gone crazy.

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The Democrats’ War on Gas Stoves Is a Slap at Cooking Cultures
https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/the-democrats-war-on-gas-stoves-is-a-slap-at-cooking-cultures/ar-AAPCVC5

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A woman won a million-euro Spanish literary prize. It turned out that ‘she’ was actually three men.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/a-woman-won-a-million-euro-spanish-literary-prize-it-turned-out-that-she-was-actually-three-men/ar-AAPCXKD

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'Hours of my life I'm never going to get back': As offices reopen, workers resist bringing back the commute
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/hours-of-my-life-i-m-never-going-to-get-back-as-offices-reopen-workers-resist-bringing-back-the-commute/ar-AAPDu91

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Instagram isn't just hurting teenage girls - I'm an adult who deleted Instagram. Here's what I learned from my digital detox.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/instagram-isn-t-just-hurting-teenage-girls-i-m-an-adult-who-deleted-instagram-here-s-what-i-learned-from-my-digital-detox/ar-AAPD4AM

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Hate-Speech Case Forces Japan to Confront Workplace Racism
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/hate-speech-case-forces-japan-to-confront-workplace-racism/ar-AAPDGxG

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As a Woman Was Raped, Train Riders Failed to Intervene, Police Say

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/17/us/riders-watched-woman-raped-septa.html

tough call, I s'pose; I mean... you don't wanna intervene these days, might offend someone in the process

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A bit rich (as usual) of the journalists to shame the passengers after publishing countless articles about defunding the police, racism against criminals and victims that got punished in court for defending themselves.


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(or have we actually reached the point, where people have become so desensitized by media that they have literally stopped caring about others)
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I think it's the effect of always being surrounded by strangers in cities. Then when something happens nobody even thinks about asking their "fellow" passengers about cooperating, instead everybody sit alone paralyzed with fear - just like society wants it.

***

Speaking of train rapists, do you remember this one?
https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/L0j3yP/naken-man-till-attack-pa-tag (in Swedish)
https://www.somalinet.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=291541 (in English)

Arrest picture: http://www.n0.se/v/f/d759e_negrn.png
Court documents with all details: https://anonfiles.com/M3a1z640n3/77617351-B4589-11_pdf (in Swedish)
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I think it's the effect of always being surrounded by strangers in cities. Then when something happens nobody even thinks about asking their "fellow" passengers about cooperating, instead everybody sit alone paralyzed with fear - just like society wants it.

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we live in the most interesting of times... as per incident, I do happen to live in the city and I have had to use physical force and/or my own stupid face, to remove people from certain situations when I have encountered people in distress

then again, I'm the kinda guy who told 'random black dude' in a black, unmarked van outside my balcony to "crank the f*cking music down, people are tryin' to sleep" (and it was past 9PM.)

it's all about moral courage; if there are more than one person witnessing a situation where someone is clearly in distress, then someone need to step up and take charge of the situation, in order for others to find the courage to do the same

what separates us from primates is our ability to assess any given situation, given a wide variety of very complex parameters and thanks to our mirror-neurons, we are all quite capable of feeling emotionally distressed by seeing others in pain and thus act accordingly

the fact that we've reached a point where we've let complete imbeciles run the show, due to their own ineptitude of dealing with whatever social media they are currently being offended by, is past the point of absurd: we need to have adult people making adult decisions, based on actual reality, not a bunch of internet-offendee's with opinions and millions of 'subscribers'


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***

Speaking of train rapists, do you remember this one?
https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/L0j3yP/naken-man-till-attack-pa-tag (in Swedish)
https://www.somalinet.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=291541 (in English)

Arrest picture: http://www.n0.se/v/f/d759e_negrn.png
Court documents with all details: https://anonfiles.com/M3a1z640n3/77617351-B4589-11_pdf (in Swedish)

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I completely missed out on that one; that's... that's some GTA-level of crazy right there
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it's all about moral courage; if there are more than one person witnessing a situation where someone is clearly in distress, then someone need to step up and take charge of the situation, in order for others to find the courage to do the same
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When I've done something everybody else just stayed passive (nothing too serious, maybe they didn't feel the need). Perhaps one needs to establish contact with a fellow passenger before jumping in, and then both convey the need for assistance and give a trustworthy impression, so the assisting guy won't fear you'll drag him into a fight and then bail out yourself.


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the fact that we've reached a point where we've let complete imbeciles run the show, due to their own ineptitude of dealing with whatever social media they are currently being offended by, is past the point of absurd: we need to have adult people making adult decisions, based on actual reality, not a bunch of internet-offendee's with opinions and millions of 'subscribers'
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I suppose they must be hit by reality themselves before realizing that their social media friends won't help...


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I completely missed out on that one; that's... that's some GTA-level of crazy right there
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To balance the rotten apples, I should add that my African friends and girlfriends have shown way more resourcefulness in situations than most, often just by using verbal skills.
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we live in the most interesting of times... as per incident, I do happen to live in the city and I have had to use physical force and/or my own stupid face, to remove people from certain situations when I have encountered people in distress

then again, I'm the kinda guy who told 'random black dude' in a black, unmarked van outside my balcony to "crank the f*cking music down, people are tryin' to sleep" (and it was past 9PM.)

it's all about moral courage; if there are more than one person witnessing a situation where someone is clearly in distress, then someone need to step up and take charge of the situation, in order for others to find the courage to do the same

what separates us from primates is our ability to assess any given situation, given a wide variety of very complex parameters and thanks to our mirror-neurons, we are all quite capable of feeling emotionally distressed by seeing others in pain and thus act accordingly

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You have to be careful out there since some people act like primates. They let their anger consume them and in the flash of a moment, ruin the rest of their lives. This is why people fear getting involved.

20-year-old shot and killed almost instantly by suspect after minor crash
https://abc13.com/mission-bend-road-rage-shooting-fort-addicks-clodine-beechnut/11131569/

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'A dangerous time': Portland, Oregon, sees record homicides
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-dangerous-time-portland-oregon-sees-record-homicides/ar-AAPGq0u

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The New York City Council is removing a statue of Thomas Jefferson from its chamber over his history as a slaveowner
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-new-york-city-council-is-removing-a-statue-of-thomas-jefferson-from-its-chamber-over-his-history-as-a-slaveowner/ar-AAPGjde

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Hooters Servers Are Complaining About the Chain's Inappropriate New Uniforms
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/hooters-servers-are-complaining-about-the-chain-s-inappropriate-new-uniforms/ar-AAPFhUz

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Kanye West goes undercover in Europe--and you won’t believe his disguise
https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/kanye-west-goes-undercover-in-europe-and-you-won-t-believe-his-disguise/ar-AAPFA8O

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Conspiracy theories flourish after Bill Clinton hospitalized
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/conspiracy-theories-flourish-after-bill-clinton-hospitalized/ar-AAPFtmt

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Passengers who did not intervene in sexual assault on train could face charges:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/passengers-who-did-not-intervene-in-sexual-assault-on-train-could-face-charges-report/ar-AAPHSKx

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Ohio college student 'angry' and 'scared' after 'cisgender men' installed radiator in dorms: 'Safe space'
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ohio-college-student-angry-and-scared-after-cisgender-men-installed-radiator-in-dorms-safe-space/ar-AAPHqoA

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Swimming Upstream in the Culture Wars
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/mind-and-soul/swimming-upstream-in-the-culture-wars/ar-AAPHhYc

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Father suspected of burning daughters and grandchildren to death in Pakistan marriage feud
https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/18/asia/pakistan-killings-marriage-feud-intl-hnk/index.html

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Portland legalized rioting, and you'll never guess what happened next
https://www.dailyadvent.com/news/5387d22e9076f8d9ed7cb819ae61cbc5-Portland-legalized-rioting-and-youll-never-guess-what-happened-next

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Free speech or hate speech? Netflix at eye of LGBTQ storm
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/free-speech-or-hate-speech-netflix-at-eye-of-lgbtq-storm/ar-AAPBZN4

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Thousands of People Are Trying to Leave QAnon, but Getting Out Is Almost Impossible
https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/a37696261/leaving-recovering-from-q-anon/

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Facebook to change name amid growing scandals:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/facebook-to-change-name-amid-growing-scandals-report/ar-AAPKphD

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Jack Dorsey mocks Mark Zuckerberg's metaverse plan, saying it's dystopian
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/jack-dorsey-mocks-mark-zuckerberg-s-metaverse-plan-saying-it-s-dystopian/ar-AAPJPf0

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You have to be careful out there since some people act like primates. They let their anger consume them and in the flash of a moment, ruin the rest of their lives. This is why people fear getting involved.

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true that and especially in this day and age when kids are gunning each-other down with AK's like it's going outta style

I do restrain myself quite a lot more these days than I did back when I was younger, but at the same time I demand peace and quiet in my own neighborhood and that guy had been hanging out playing loud music one night too many

*sigh*

I don't know... I should probably move back out on the country-side... I have a really hard time getting along with people who can't behave proper
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Award-winning teenage rapper shot to death in Sweden

speaking of which:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/award-winning-teenage-rapper-shot-to-death-in-sweden/2021/10/22/ce324f9e-331d-11ec-8036-7db255bff176_story.html

there (seemingly) is a growing trend among young boys (10-20+(?)) to sling drugs and kill each-other and write 'rap-songs' about it; apparently quite 'gangsta' and rather in vogue in Sweden at the moment (or since a few years back), as it were
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YouTube deletes "Let's Go Brandon" song, #1 on iTunes

YouTube deletes MAGA rapper's 'Let's Go Brandon' song because it contains 'medical misinformation' with lyric 'pandemic ain't real'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10123339/YouTube-deletes-rappers-Lets-Brandon-song-claiming-medical-misinformation.html

YouTube fail: It made 'Let’s Go Brandon' go massively viral
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/10/youtube_fail_it_made_a_lets_go_brandon_go_massively_viral.html

Currently #1 position on US iTunes: http://www.itunescharts.net/us/charts/songs/2021/10/24 (at #3 is yet another Brandon song)
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In India, Facebook Grapples With an Amplified Version of Its Problems
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/23/technology/facebook-india-misinformation.html

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This teacher looks like she just smoked some crack:

A California teacher was placed on leave after video shows her mimicking Native American dance
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-california-teacher-was-placed-on-leave-after-video-shows-her-mimicking-native-american-dance/ar-AAPOaav

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Barely Legal Strippers Now Illegal in Texas
https://reason.com/2021/10/21/barely-legal-strippers-now-illegal-in-texas/

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Colorado Uber driver stabbed after telling juvenile customers they would not fit in vehicle:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/colorado-uber-driver-stabbed-after-telling-juvenile-customers-they-would-not-fit-in-vehicle-report/ar-AAPFrgb

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Woman Shoots Roommate Dead For Refusing to Kiss Her in Front of His Girlfriend:
https://toofab.com/2021/10/18/woman-shoots-roommate-dead-for-refusing-to-kiss-her-in-front-of-his-girlfriend-police/

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Americans Don’t Want to Defund the Police. Here’s What They Do Want.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/americans-don-t-want-to-defund-the-police-here-s-what-they-do-want/ar-AAPDqfB

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'We're being pressured into sex by some trans women'
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-57853385
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Three Mile Island:

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'We're being pressured into sex by some trans women'
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-57853385

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One thing I've noticed about the LGBTQ Community, is that they complain about being called derogatory and defamatory names and labels, and demand that they stop, yet they create derogatory and defamatory names and labels for those outside the LGBTQ Community. The term Cisgender is a perfect example. Why do we need a new term to define regular, normal people who are not part of the LGTBQ alphabet variables? I find the term Cisgender to be derogatory and defamatory word, as any of the words they hate being called too. This is not the way to lead by example.

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Facebook goes Meta: What is the metaverse and why is Big Tech obsessed?
https://www.cnet.com/tech/computing/facebook-goes-meta-what-is-the-metaverse-and-why-is-big-tech-obsessed/

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This is ridiculous, creating words that use components that are not in the alphabet and they have trouble pronouncing them. Why don't they just eliminate the female version and have the male version representing everyone? Like the word actor.

Germany debates how to form gender-neutral words out of its gendered language
https://www.npr.org/2021/10/30/1049603171/germany-gender-neutral-language-german

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I don't participate in any third party delivery service for food. It makes no sense to pay more for delivery than the food itself.

‘It’s too expensive to tip’: DoorDash driver reveals how not tipping leads to extremely late McDonald’s, sparking debate in viral TikTok
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/it-s-too-expensive-to-tip-doordash-driver-reveals-how-not-tipping-leads-to-extremely-late-mcdonald-s-sparking-debate-in-viral-tiktok/ar-AAQ16dw

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In Poland’s politics, a ‘social civil war’ brewed as Facebook rewarded online anger
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/10/27/poland-facebook-algorithm/


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Facebook is now called Meta
https://www.pcgamer.com/facebook-new-name-meta/

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Trust of US media in ‘free fall,’ lowest in world
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/trust-of-us-media-in-free-fall-lowest-in-world/ar-AAQ67g2

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US issues first passport with 'X' gender marker
https://www.cnet.com/news/us-issues-first-passport-with-x-gender-marker/

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Another false start for the woke NFL
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/another-false-start-for-the-woke-nfl/ar-AAPXdkG

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'We're being pressured into sex by some trans women'
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-57853385

Lesbians obviously have no trouble declining relationships with men, that they're not attracted to by definition. But then why such difficulties declining trans women, if they're not attracted to them either? Surely these lesbians can't be guilt-tripped by trans women into trans relationships, any more than by men into straight relationships? Makes me wonder how much of the lesbian sexual identity that's just indoctrination from the lesbian subculture; indeed I've heard that many alleged homosexuals are actually bisexual, but that's apparently frowned upon in the gay community, despite its claims of tolerance.

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One thing I've noticed about the LGBTQ Community, is that they complain about being called derogatory and defamatory names and labels, and demand that they stop, yet they create derogatory and defamatory names and labels for those outside the LGBTQ Community.

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I suspect the whiny double standard comes from the lesbian feminists (male gays appear to use derogatory labels both on themselves and others). It's also said to be a narcissist trait --indeed, what is feminism but a manual for female narcissists? Narcissists in turn are often described as being both over-sensitive and lacking boundaries towards others.


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The term Cisgender is a perfect example. Why do we need a new term to define regular, normal people who are not part of the LGTBQ alphabet variables? I find the term Cisgender to be derogatory and defamatory word, as any of the words they hate being called too. This is not the way to lead by example.
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It could be a way to manipulate others through language, with the goal of normalizing their own condition as just as normal as any other. Using the word "normal" for non-trans people would imply that the trans are not normal, and perhaps some of them don't want to accept that about themselves. But that just makes it more absurd, considering the extensive surgery and hormone treatments they've gone through in order to "correct" their "faulty" bodies. But perhaps some of them feel that these treatments have finally made them normal, and don't want to be reminded of their transitioning if they can help it? Other trans people have absolutely no problem seeing themselves as not quite normal - indeed that's why they've needed "gender correction" in the first place - but maybe the more crazy ones among them are trying to rewrite both reality and language in order to feel better?


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This is ridiculous, creating words that use components that are not in the alphabet and they have trouble pronouncing them. Why don't they just eliminate the female version and have the male version representing everyone? Like the word actor.

Germany debates how to form gender-neutral words out of its gendered language
https://www.npr.org/2021/10/30/1049603171/germany-gender-neutral-language-german

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The real absurdity is how much energy is wasted on these antics instead of just ignoring the troublemakers. I suppose these troublemakers are given attention by leftists as yet another way to destroy culture at all levels.
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Joe Biden Hurls Racist Epithet at Black Americans describing “The Great Negro” of Baseball Fame – WTH? (VIDEO)
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/wow-just-wow-joe-biden-talks-great-negro-time-speech-veterans-day-video/

A non-issue in my opinion, and for once Joe Biden should be praised for fighting political correctness.

Has it been reported in Woke Media at all?

It's also interesting to see what Biden may let slip about his personal shady affairs, if he's allowed in public henceforth.
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Agreed it's a non-issue. African Americans are obviously the most butt-hurt people on the planet. What they demand to be called in one decade becomes offensive in the next. We've gone full circle where "colored people" is highly offensive, but now being called "people of color" is highly progressive and modern.

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Fascinating reading on the subject: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2010/01/how-old-was-harry-reid-when-the-word-negro-became-taboo.html
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Heartwarming Christmas advert featuring Santa getting a boyfriend goes viral – video
https://www.theguardian.com/media/video/2021/nov/24/norwegian-christmas-advert-goes-viral-as-santa-claus-gets-a-boyfriend-video

This was "problematic". A sexualized Santa - straight or gay - creates associations with grooming and pedophilia. After all, Santa is a magical being for children (I assume that no sane adults - straight or gay - believe Santa Claus is real).
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Heartwarming Christmas advert featuring Santa getting a boyfriend goes viral – video
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This was "problematic". A sexualized Santa - straight or gay - creates associations with grooming and pedophilia. After all, Santa is a magical being for children (I assume that no sane adults - straight or gay - believe Santa Claus is real).
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as a 'funny side remark', slightly off-topic; anyone ever notice how completely un-interesting to media lesbians are? same goes for FTM (Female to Male) and rather all focus always be on MTF (Male to Female) - same goes with basically every single piece of 'comedy' trying to joke around with 'sexual stereotypes'; it's always a man dressing up as a woman, never the other way around

gay men and men turning into women and men pretending to be women and men 'being sensitive' whatevs' is always the only thing that every gains any attention - sure there was that TV-show "The "L" word", that I know little to nothing of, apart from the name, which I assume speak for and by itself, but by far we are being touted that men should be more gay/female on a near daily basis, at least over here in Scandinavia; it's going on borderline-pathetic by now; it's as if though we're actively trying to turn 'men/boys' into something that which they truly are not, while at the same time not really caring for any other aspects of femininity, rather than making men become more of [it]
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Sweden's first female PM resigns hours after appointment

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-59400539

Swedish politicians are truly, truly a special bunch of imbeciles, every. single. one.

(and no, trust me - there are so many, many, many aspects to Swedish politicians and their personal levels of incompetence and how it all ties together, that there truly is no comparison to politicians of other nations, in this context.)
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as a 'funny side remark', slightly off-topic; anyone ever notice how completely un-interesting to media lesbians are? same goes for FTM (Female to Male) and rather all focus always be on MTF (Male to Female)
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Can't say, I'm out of touch with popular media. Lesbians do seem popular in porn (FTM transmen less so), but other than that they mostly seem to show up in political contexts (as marxist feminist), and even there they seem to keep a relative low profile outside the universities. Maybe aggressive butch dykes are not popular anywhere (not even among themselves), but where are the feminine lesbians?


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- same goes with basically every single piece of 'comedy' trying to joke around with 'sexual stereotypes'; it's always a man dressing up as a woman, never the other way around
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That reminded me of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_(Saturday_Night_Live)

Maybe joking about women is considered female abuse nowadays, due to women's "vulnerable" identity? But apparently you can't joke about "strong women" either, perhaps because they're supposed to be untouchable heroines and role models...


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gay men and men turning into women and men pretending to be women and men 'being sensitive' whatevs' is always the only thing that every gains any attention - sure there was that TV-show "The "L" word", that I know little to nothing of, apart from the name, which I assume speak for and by itself, but by far we are being touted that men should be more gay/female on a near daily basis, at least over here in Scandinavia; it's going on borderline-pathetic by now; it's as if though we're actively trying to turn 'men/boys' into something that which they truly are not, while at the same time not really caring for any other aspects of femininity, rather than making men become more of [it]
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I remember ads about that L-word series, but never saw it either.

I suspect women equal masculinity with strenght, and so try to make males more feminine in order to subjugate them. Some butch dykes are perhaps dominant by nature, but "toxic masculinity" is considered fine when they're doing it. I wonder how lesbians treat their girlfriends though, are they trying to make them more feminine/submissive too? I do recall domestic violence is common in lesbian relationships.

Actually the phenomenon seems universal: women with at least some "masculine" interests are not considered ridiculous or un-feminine in any way, and even men seem attracted to them, as long as the woman has an otherwise sane personality. The opposite doesn't seem as common though, although many women worship feminine male gays as friends, they don't seem interested in feminine straight men as partners. Maybe it's because feminine men truly are weak (being less masculine due to say poor health).

What I really don't understand is why mothers and female teachers try to feminize young boys. Obviously these children are not seen as competitors, so why ruin their chances of success in life? I can only assume that these women are mad. Christina Hoff Sommers wrote about this in "The War Against Boys" 20 years ago (though I think her previous book "Who Stole Feminism?" was better), but of course everything has only become worse since then.
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I barely know their names.
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I barely know their names.
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not worth taking note of; I've spent far too many years delving into Swedish politics, to no avail

I got my own political party, with its own agenda, but the only reason I got that was because I finally, after decades of listening to the same old BS from every single politician and then realizing that ain't nobody ever gonna do any of the things they claim, I started my own - whether I stand a fighting chance or not, feels irrelevant, long as I don't need to vote for anyone else and that's not even mentioning the debacle that's been on-going since 2004, when "Sverigedemokraterna" started making a ruckus; suddenly the only interesting thing about Swedish politics was to make certain that SD don't get any influence over [it] and that's been the case ever since, everyone trying to be as *anti-SD* as possible and throwing up a bunch of insane propositions on their own agendas, in order to stand in as stark contrast to SD as Humanly possible, thus letting our entire nation run into complete disarray, based on the sheer principle that: "At least Sverigedemokraterna don't get any power!"

crime-rates are through the roof, gun-crimes can't even be compared to other European nations and don't get me started on the drugs

this country's gone completely to shite and the only solution is burn it to the ground and rebuild.
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I got my own political party, with its own agenda
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Good!


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"At least Sverigedemokraterna don't get any power!"
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What's so hilarious is how the other parties are secretly dying to create coalitions with them, they're just afraid that media will punish them for it.


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this country's gone completely to shite and the only solution is burn it to the ground and rebuild.
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Maybe the problems started when ordinary people's economy became too good, and they lost interest in being active in politics and thus allowed the current "political nobility" to take over. If so perhaps the current problems is what it takes to get people back into politics again, especially now that violent crime is spilling into the wealthier areas.
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Maybe the problems started when ordinary people's economy became too good, and they lost interest in being active in politics and thus allowed the current "political nobility" to take over. If so perhaps the current problems is what it takes to get people back into politics again, especially now that violent crime is spilling into the wealthier areas.
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that kinda sums it up neatly, even though rather roughly, but yeah - considering how 'ordinary Swedes' have all but left the suburbs, turning them into literal ghettos, being openly run by gangs and thugs, where police, ambulance and fire-fighters 'dare not enter' - it's absurd how my old hood in Tensta has turned into a 'No-Go Zone'; back in the 80s things were pretty bad out there, but during the 90s-00s so many of these places have been all but abandoned by every single Swedish person; add to that the fact that there's been zero requirements to actually 'learn Swedish', or any other requirements whatsoever to become Swedish citizen, except 'ask for it and you shall receive' and you've got a recipe for disaster

add to that the fact that Swedes who've lived here for a few generations have inherited all the housing and all the moneys, whilst those who are newly arrived, or have only lived here for a generation, without ever learning the language, or being welcome 'downtown', have literally nothing in comparison and well, you're begging for rampant crime

of course what strikes my funny-bone is the fact that drugs are running this entire operation and it's illegal to even have any kind of drug in your body/system, thus further complicating everything, while oversaturating the number of 'criminals apprehended'

it's a complete shit-storm and the fact that none of our political parties can actually 'agree' on anything (apart that SD is the devil and as such, regardless of them being the second/third largest political party, they shall have zero influence, rather we shall try and make this work somehow!)

do note; I don't vote SD, nor have I ever - I have, however, claimed since 2004 that anyone not facing them and dissecting their 'opinions' will help them grow bigger and bigger, because obviously, if nobody wants to listen to them, nor even allow them to speak, then clearly something is *wrong* with our democracy and as such they have grown to the size that they are

the political correctness in Sweden has been allowed to continue ad absurdum and as such we've reached the point where we are at now, if you ask me
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That's an interesting situation to learn about in Sweden. Generally speaking, we actually have the opposite problem with the City/Suburbs scenario in the US. Ethnic minorities have flocked to the Cities to receive free subsidies and various support from City, State and Federal entities. People that don't work breed generation after generation of entitled children, who often engage in robberies, drugs, theft, rape, murder and other crimes, which make our cities terrible places to live.

White people flee the cities for the suburbs to escape all the crime and high murder rate, which means the taxes that the city would normally get start decreasing, which in turn causes the cities to rot from within. People may commute from the suburbs to work in the city but they don't want to live there. Certain sections of the cities that become ethnic minority dominant then become the No-Go Zone you mention, simply because the Police, ambulance and fire-fighters are not safe there. Then everyone gets labeled racist for not wanting to go there or live in the city.

The worst more recent situation for the last 40 years or so has been uncontrolled illegal immigration from Spanish speaking countries to the south of the US. The mass numbers have been so great, they stopped making the effort to learn English long ago. Now in most parts of the US, you have Spanish TV and radio stations, Spanish language businesses, services and an entire culture of Spanish type food from the various countries all the people come from. The numbers have been so large that in another decade or two, White people will become a minority.

The Spanish people are all fleeing from countries where their own forms of Government they created are all corrupt, drug and crime cartels control everything and mass murder and people disappearing are a way of life. They have little to no laws for construction of building and homes, little to no regulation of utilities, services and other things making them look like ghettos. It's an entire culture that is in chaos and decay. They seek the US that is the opposite of everything they have back home.

Now we suffer from political correctness in the US, where Liberals and Socialists support the black and brown ethnic groups I just described and it's racist to complain or denounce the things they do or the way they live. White people refrain from having very many children ( expensive, harmful for the environment, harmful for the world, etc. ) while the brown and black minorities breed in mass numbers uncontrolled. While the two groups are quite different, they both make no effort to adopt the language, customs and culture of the country they are in.

The only comfort I have is I won't live long enough to see the total decay of the English-speaking culture and society that has developed and grown for 250+ years and is the reason why everyone wants to migrate here. I always thought Sweden, Norway and Finland ( Canada on my continent ) were the luckiest and farthest away from immigration by people who don't speak the language, don't share the same religion and make no effort to embrace the society and culture of these countries they are moving to. Alas, just like the US, you are being overrun by people from ruined economies, governments and cultures that will bring rot and ruin to all.

Of course, for me to stand up for my country, culture and way of life and not wanting it to be ruined or replaced, makes me a racist, bigot, fascist or whatever labels are given to people who are vocal about such matters.

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back in the 80s things were pretty bad out there, but during the 90s-00s so many of these places have been all but abandoned by every single Swedish person;
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That's another key point, I think. In my understanding working class Swedes and immigrants generally got along fairly well during the 70s-90s? But once people started fleeing the ghettos (15-20 years ago?), desperate demand for housing in nicer areas (and low bank loan interest rates) led to increased housing prices, which has made some house owners feel very wealthy in the process. Until now these home owners have only profited from the ghetto problems, and have had no desire whatsoever to change the development. Of course now the party's over: not only is ghetto crime reaching the nice areas too, but adult children of wealthy home owners can't afford to move out of their parents' house anymore unless the parents help them out financially.


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add to that the fact that Swedes who've lived here for a few generations have inherited all the housing and all the moneys, whilst those who are newly arrived, or have only lived here for a generation, without ever learning the language, or being welcome 'downtown', have literally nothing in comparison and well, you're begging for rampant crime
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If only they realized how much of that Swedish wealth that's just borrowed money... Also some more established immigrants do make a lot of money from honest work, and still live in those same ghettos, so I wouldn't say there's a complete lack of local role models for the immigrant youths. But if someone wants to make money quick without too much effort there are of course plenty of criminal role models for that as well.


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of course what strikes my funny-bone is the fact that drugs are running this entire operation and it's illegal to even have any kind of drug in your body/system, thus further complicating everything, while oversaturating the number of 'criminals apprehended'
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I've been wondering if the reason news media suppressed these problems for so long was partially because journalists need their weed and cocaine?


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do note; I don't vote SD, nor have I ever - I have, however, claimed since 2004 that anyone not facing them and dissecting their 'opinions' will help them grow bigger and bigger, because obviously, if nobody wants to listen to them, nor even allow them to speak, then clearly something is *wrong* with our democracy and as such they have grown to the size that they are

the political correctness in Sweden has been allowed to continue ad absurdum and as such we've reached the point where we are at now, if you ask me
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I wonder if things would have been different without the SD spectre. Obviously many powerful forces in society have wanted this development; not just the home owners I mentioned above, but also the entire immigration industry: "refugee shelter" landlords, bureucrats, lawyers, social workers, translators, teachers, security companies. Also, some say many small Swedish towns and villages where on the verge of dying out a few years ago, but by filling them up with immigrants they've come alive again. How the latter will ever add up financially I have no idea, most likely it won't.
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White people flee the cities for the suburbs to escape all the crime and high murder rate, which means the taxes that the city would normally get start decreasing, which in turn causes the cities to rot from within. People may commute from the suburbs to work in the city but they don't want to live there.
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In my understanding that's the usual process in many countries. What's possibly unusual about Sweden is the numerous concrete suburbs made up entirely of apartment buildings, that were built Soviet-style in a relatively short time period: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Million_Programme

In the 60s these suburbs were considered very modern, but soon people tired of the soulless architecure, and Swedes with social problems began replacing those that moved out. In the mid 90s there were lots of empty apartments in these areas since nobody wanted to live there, not even poor students. Then someone got the idea of filling them with immigrants. Rent was paid by social welfare, the landlords rejoiced, and as long as the troublemakers stayed put nobody outside cared.

There may also be a cultural/economic shift behind the Swedish immigration policy. In the 90s most of the Swedish working class had morphed into lower middle class, which created a need for a new working class that would take the unpopular jobs and keep voting for the working class party. Immigrants were the solution to both. That many live on welfare is not considered a problem, that just makes them more loyal to the working class party (which is also a social welfare party). Isn't the Democratic Party doing something similar in the US? In my understanding, they've tried very hard to make Black Americans dependent of welfare, while using latino immigrants for unpopular and low-paid jobs.


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I always thought Sweden, Norway and Finland ( Canada on my continent ) were the luckiest and farthest away from immigration by people who don't speak the language, don't share the same religion and make no effort to embrace the society and culture of these countries they are moving to. Alas, just like the US, you are being overrun by people from ruined economies, governments and cultures that will bring rot and ruin to all.
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Finland still has fairly low numbers, I believe.

I think the rot comes from within Western culture itself, low birth rates and dysfunctional immigration politicies are just symptoms. In fact I think non-Western immigrants might be a needed antidote to the political correctness and wokeism that's zombiefied too many Westerners. That said, immigrants (wether from Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa or the Middle East) often do bring a certain culture of nepotism or corruption, which worryingly may have started seeping into even Swedish state institutions.
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And she's back, along with a newly appointed minister that's trans. Seems they're also trying to push through vaccine passports for gyms.
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Better.com CEO fires 900 employees over Zoom

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Garg cited market efficiency, performance and productivity as the reason behind the firings. Fortune later reported Garg accused the employees of "stealing" from their colleagues and customers by being unproductive and only working two hours a day.
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Sweden's most endangered Christmas decorations burnt, again
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/sweden-s-most-endangered-christmas-decorations-burnt-again/ar-AARUMza

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Meta launched an investigation after a woman said she was groped by a stranger in the metaverse
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How is that done in VR, is there a Grope button, or do you use special Grope gloves?
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Hoax Essay on 'Racism' of White Milk Against Black Coffee Wins Praise in Swedish University

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The origin of wokeness

Could this be true? Never heard of the TV-show "Glee".

Entertainment consultant admits Glee sparked the woke movement within the US
https://thepostmillennial.com/entertainment-consultant-admits-glee-sparked-the-woke-movement-within-the-us
(short read)

Hollywood Consultant Admits 'Glee' Started the Wokeness Epidemic"
https://humanevents.com/2022/01/04/hollywood-consultant-admits-glee-started-the-wokeness-epidemic/
(long read)


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This is the reality of wokeness: It is not a utopian philosophy. It isn’t even really a Leftist one, though it uses Leftist language to mask its true intentions. No, what it is, is a sad, pathetic teenage wish fulfillment fantasy: a reactionary ideology determined not to move forward, but to restore the power dynamics of high school, the only place where the woke have ever had any power, or where petty, cruel, emotional infants like them can ever have any power.
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  22:26:14  8 January 2022
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I'm not buying this theory at all. It reads more like a fantasy-based idealist version of the movement, to give credit to something that in no way deserves it. Plenty of TV shows through all the decades, have had their fervent fan bases deal with the general public that doesn't always share their enthusiasm or love for a program. Letting a Hollywood consultant try to rewrite history and take credit for something that existed before the TV show mentioned, perhaps described by a different name but still the same agenda, is just laughable. Hollywood elitists at work again.

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  23:37:50  8 January 2022
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I'd say it's social media (Tumblr, Twitter) that helped narcissists of the Western world get together and drive each other insane.

The TV-show may or may not have contributed, but without social media I guess any lunacy would have been limited to the local school cafeteria, and older narcissists studying Critical Theory at University would not have been able to mentor the younger ones.
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Yes, more than anyone one thing, besides the inherent political bias and obvious fervent agenda of the liberal mainstream media ( in most western countries, especially the US ) I would agree that social media is the biggest contributor.

As it allows people to meet and find others with similar interests and political views, it has become a tool for division, venom and hatred. Facebook can take the most blame, along with Twitter which is like a more adept and acerbic stealthy form of social media that is used to inflame and incite the subscribed masses. Tumblr surely contributed too, in the early days, when it was more of a free speech and media expression website but when it clamped down on that ( no more sexually related content ) it shot itself in the foot and never recovered. Tumblr is a ghost of what it once was.

Social media is a true Pandora's box. Once it has been opened there is no turning back, for better or for worse.

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How to Check for Inclusive Language in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/677694/how-to-check-for-inclusive-language-in-microsoft-word/
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Just when you thought the world couldn't get any more ridiculous:

The M&M’s are getting a new look to become more ‘inclusive’. People jokingly think they should be hotter.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-m-m-s-are-getting-a-new-look-to-become-more-inclusive-people-jokingly-think-they-should-be-hotter/ar-AASYX2R

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In that article there was a link to https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/best-memes-2021-yassification-internet-feminine-urges-feeling-cheugy-rcna10342

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