Are the culture wars a distraction? We had a great debate on this issue at Buxton Battle of Ideas festival. Read the introductory speeches by Dr Cheryl Hudson and Bruno Waterfield. PLUS video of the same debate from our London festival. by stickdog in WayOfTheBern

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Dr Cheryl Hudson

Cheryl is a lecturer in US political history, University of Liverpool, and author of Citizenship in Chicago: race, culture and the remaking of American identity (forthcoming).

It is difficult to resist choosing sides in the culture wars, but I think we should try. It is too common a demand these days that you ‘have to pick a side’. I have never been shy about arguing for my political position – I am not a fence sitter – but I don’t think it wise to choose a side on the terms offered by the culture wars.

What are we talking about when we talk about culture war? We are not fighting over the quality of a Tolstoy over a Dickens, or the relative merits of Picasso versus Michelangelo. No one is getting dragged on Twitter for liking brutalist over gothic architecture. The culture wars relate not to high culture (although sometimes it does get pulled in) but to the cultures of meaning that we inhabit every day.

The culture wars are an expansive category, but they usually revolve around heated topics relating to questions of who we are rather than what we want (the traditional ground of politics). They are usually rooted in identity, based on shared characteristics – often immutable characteristics – of race, sex, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, and so on, and they can be very tribal.

We all know what culture wars look like: they involve gesture politics or ‘virtue signalling’: not the left and right of politics but right and wrong in a moral, shaming sense. They involve a rigid friend/enemy binary that cares less about truth or complexity and more about shaping a narrative flattering to your particular identity group. They can provide a form of entertainment, a spectacle we can all watch and appreciate while we root for our team.

Sometimes they offer an emotional outlet for righteous outrage. Often a lot of flags are involved, and a lot of the alphabet – LGBTQ+, BLM, and so on. We wave the flag that best represents our identity group to perform for the world (our audience) the kind of people that we are. It is all highly performative. Culture wars also crucially involve a claim to victim status, in what has been called the ‘oppression Olympics’ – if you can show that your group has suffered the most at the hands of the most evil oppressor, then you win moral high-ground points.

They are usually transient and temporary, which is really at odds with how ‘culture’ used to be understood: something that prevailed and was handed down through the generations. The culture wars are always moving on to the next big current thing: more off-the-peg than soul deep. The speed at which people replaced their BLM flags with the Ukraine flag, and now the Israeli or Palestinian flag is indicative. This fickleness denotes a deep lack of seriousness and highlights the superficiality of each debate. There is no sustained attention to any problem, so nothing will ever be resolved.

Even situations like the Israeli – Gaza conflict, which should be the ground of serious politics, have become a culture war in the West. That is, there is little attempt at historical or geopolitical understanding; it is entirely about the identities of the two main ethnic groups involved, whose side you are on, which flag you wave, and how it is important that you demonstrate that your group is the biggest victim and is confronted with the greatest risk.

These cultural clashes are not usually about what they purport to be about; there is a lot of obfuscation. They exist in a hall of mirrors. This is because they are epiphenomenal, that is, they are a secondary feature of a deeper, underlying problem. The culture wars are a symptom of our problem, not a solution to it.

That problem is the absence of politics and the possibility of change. Our society is experiencing a loss of hope about the future, and our ability to shape or change it. We are stuck, and the culture wars keep us stuck. There is a kind of narcissism of small differences that propels debate: I think of it as like two warring groups – with more in common than they like to think – standing on either side of a train track, yelling at one another. The train keeps on going down the track and whatever that train represents - whether neoliberalism, globalisation, social inequality or anything else you might hope to change - it is not diverted in the slightest by all the outrage. It just keeps on going and our inability to change its direction only underlines our powerlessness further.

The liberalism that animates Western societies had within it, right from its inception, the seeds of its own destruction. There was a failure to deliver on the promises that it offered: of freedom, equality and of continual progress and advancement. At first, the chinks were small, and groups left out of these promises – women, blacks, gays, and others – were able to use its unfulfilled promises to demand equality. But over the course of the twentieth century, that tragic flaw in liberal society has become increasingly apparent to more and more people, so that from the 1960s and ‘70s, they’ve begun to turn away from the project entirely. Martin Luther King may have had a dream, but current racial thinking can only see nightmares. Second-wave feminists demanded equality, but no one knows what a woman is anymore.

And that train continues on down the track, along with a sharp decline in social cohesion and in social bonds of trust, as well as an ongoing atomisation and isolation of the individual. The corresponding rise in identity politics and the culture wars was, I think, an answer to our need for social connection, our need for bonding and belonging in a society that has no sense of purpose or collective means of bringing about positive change. Identity has ossified and become our anchor in a world that seems out of our control, but has itself now, with some irony, become a block to any purposive change.

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Study finds that SARS-CoV-2 can shut down mitochondria, the cellular “power plants”. A recent study published by the journal Science Translational Medicine found that SARS-CoV-2 infection inhibits the ability of mitochondria to produce energy in the body’s cells. by Budget-song-budget in WayOfTheBern

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Sorry, I don't recall those as particular problems with the jabs, unlike post-vax myocarditis and pericarditis, frank or subclinical.

Thrombocytopenia: ID'd at first as rare effect associated only with AstraZeneca's vaccine, then later linked also to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajh.26132

Spleen: ID'd first as an infrequent complication of SARS-CoV-2 infection (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8364817/), then later linked to AstraZeneca's vaccine: https://casereports.bmj.com/content/14/12/e243846

Then we get lymphadenopathy associated with the Pfizer and Moderna products: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7994368/

That's the best I can do. Hope it's helpful.

Derek Chauvin Charged With Assaulting Inmate's Shiv by Musky in whatever

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Remember the next time a criminal with a violent history approaches you in a crazed state, to advise any police enforcement in the area to give the criminal a pillow and some warm milk and cookies.

In Floyd's case that wouldn't have worked because the Chauvin wouldn't give himself milk and cookies, since if he had them to give, he would already have them.

It's an insult to all those who have been injured or killed by people like Floyd.

Chauvin had injured at least 18 that ended up on his report. And he'd killed 2.

Of the two of them, he was by far the worse.

So basically, any time something is written on paper, you believe every word and do not challenge it or question it?

Not at all. I can tell most of what you're writing is bullshit.

At least when debating with others, they provide some substance and approach to their position

In this thread I've shown what you're saying is bullshit by linking to a newspaper article about police procedures, and quoting the press release from the coroners office about George Floyd's homicide, and the corner's report itself.

You've just said wrong stuff that for all the evidence you've supplied, are products of your own fevered imagination.

So it's an impressive display of lack of reflexivity to get on sime high horse about quality of debate.

You've offered nothing.

Class Conflict and the Democratic Party | Professionals are now Democrats’ core constituency. It’s a problem. (Well, duh!) by stickdog in WayOfTheBern

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The biggest divide in American politics at present is not along the lines of socioeconomic status (SES), nor educational attainment, nor area type (urban, suburban, small town, rural), nor sex and gender—although these factors all serve as important proxies for the distinction that matters most. The key schism that lies at the heart of dysfunction within the Democratic Party and the U.S. political system more broadly is between professionals associated with “knowledge economy” industries and those who feel themselves to be the “losers” in the knowledge economy—including growing numbers of working-class and non-white voters.

Two decades ago, sociologists Jeff Manza and Clem Brooks observed that “professionals have moved from being the most Republican class in the 1950s, to the second most Democratic class by the late 1980s and the most Democratic class in 1996.” This consolidation has only grown even more pronounced in the intervening years. As professionals have increasingly clustered in the Democratic Party, moreover, they’ve grown increasingly progressive, particularly on “cultural” issues surrounding sexuality, race, gender, environmentalism—and especially when compared with blue-collar workers.

Federal Election Commission campaign contribution data provides stark insights into just how strongly knowledge economy professionals have aligned themselves with the Democratic Party in recent cycles. In 2016, roughly nine out of ten political donations from those who work as activists or in the arts, academia, and journalism were given to Democrats. Similarly, Democrats received around 80 percent of donations from workers involved in research, entertainment, non-profits, and science. They also received more than two-thirds of donations from those in information technology, law, engineering, public relations, or civil service jobs. Among industries that skewed Democratic, the party’s highest total contributions came from lawyers and law firms, environmental political action committees, non-profits, the education sector, the entertainment sector, consulting, and publishing.

Similar patterns held in 2020: the occupations and employers with the largest number of workers who donated to the Biden-Harris campaign included teachers, educators and professors, lawyers, medical and psychiatric professionals, people who work in advertising, communications and entertainment, consultants, human resources professionals and administrators, architects and designers, IT specialists and engineers. Industries that provided the highest total contributions to the Democrats included securities and investment, education, lawyers and law firms, health professionals, non-profits, electronics companies, business services, entertainment, and civil service. Geographically speaking, Democratic votes in 2020 were tightly clustered in major cities and college towns where knowledge economy professionals live and work—and outside those zones, it was largely a sea of red.

The alignment of knowledge economy professionals with the Democratic Party has also shifted the socioeconomic composition of the Democratic base. To give some perspective of how much has changed: in 1993 the richest 20 percent of congressional districts were represented by Republicans over Democrats at a ratio of less than two to one. Today, they tilt Democratic by nearly five to one. The socioeconomic profiles of Democratic primary voters have shifted significantly as well. Counties with higher concentrations of working-class Americans are today a much smaller portion of the Democratic primary electorate than they were in 2008, while counties with large concentrations of affluent households comprise an ever-growing share. This has important consequences for the types of candidates that succeed in primary elections, the language those candidates use, the issues they center, what the party platform ends up looking like and, ultimately, who is drawn to the party and its candidates in national elections (and who is alienated from it).

The increasing dominance of knowledge economy professionals over the Democratic Party has had a range of profound impacts on the contemporary U.S. political landscape. First and foremost, it has contributed to a growing disconnect between the economic priorities of the party relative to most others in the U.S., especially working-class Americans. As sociologist Shamus Khan has shown, the economics of elites tend to operate “counter-cyclically” to the rest of society, meaning that developments that tend to be good for elites are often bad for everyone else and vice versa.

For instance, professionals tend to be far more supportive of immigration, globalization, automation, and artificial intelligence than most Americans because they make professionals’ lives more convenient and significantly lower the costs of the premium goods and services they are inclined towards. Those in knowledge professions primarily see upsides with respect to these issues because their lifestyles and livelihoods are much less at risk—indeed, they instead capture a disproportionate share of any resultant GDP increases—and their culture and values are largely affirmed rather than threatened by these phenomena. Others may and often do experience these developments quite differently.

Likewise, most Americans skew “operationally” left, favoring robust social safety nets, government benefits, and infrastructure investment via progressive taxation, but trend more conservative on cultural and symbolic issues. For instance, they tend to support patriotism, religiosity, national security, and public order. Although they are sympathetic to many left-aligned policies, they tend to prefer policies and messages that are universal and appeal to superordinate identities over ones oriented around specific identity groups (e.g., LGBTQ people, women, Hispanics, and so on). They tend to be alienated by political correctness and prefer candidates and messages that are direct, concise, and plainspoken. Knowledge economy professionals tend to have preferences on these fronts that are diametrically opposed to those of most other Americans, especially working-class voters.

With respect to values, knowledge professionals skew culturally and symbolically “left” but favor free markets. As statistician Andrew Gelman showed, elites in the Republican Party tend to be significantly more liberal culturally and symbolically than the rest of the GOP yet more dogmatic about free markets. Meanwhile, Democratic-aligned elites tend to be significantly more “left” on cultural and symbolic issues than most Democrats but tend to be much warmer on markets. The primary difference between Democratic and Republican elites seems to lie in how they rank free markets relative to cultural liberalism: those who prioritize the former have tended to align with the Republicans, while those who prioritize the latter have consistently aligned with the Democrats. To the extent that highly-educated people support left-aligned economic policies, they tend to prioritize redistribution in the form of taxes and transfers whereas most other voters prefer predistribution—higher pay, better benefits, and more robust job protections so less needs to be reallocated in the first place (typically at the expense of some market freedom).

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Gay cis men CAN do better. by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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Man, there's a lot of hoops here. Let me see if I'm understanding correctly.

They are women.
They are attracted to men.
They wish they were gay men.
They are upset that actual gay men are only attracted to men.

S'kinda like bring right at the finish line, then trying to run backwards towards the start.

Globalists at COP28 Are Pushing Bugs and Frankenmeat Because of Henry Kissinger's Rule #1 | ""Who controls the food supply controls the people." by stickdog in WayOfTheBern

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If the intention was really to save the environment, wouldn't this fact make replacing beef with frankenmeat a non-starter? It's not like this data is coming from some "fringe" site or "right-wing" scientist. It was initially reported in a study by the University of California in Davis. As they noted:

The scientists defined the global warming potential as the carbon dioxide equivalents emitted for each kilogram of meat produced. The study found that the global warming potential of lab-based meat using these purified media is four to 25 times greater than the average for retail beef.

If replacing the pasture with the petri dish as the origin of beef has nothing to do with saving the environment, what do the Globalist Elite Cabal members really want? For that answer, we turn to the recently deceased Godfather of Modern Globalism, Henry Kissinger. He detailed three rules for their agenda:

"Who controls the food supply controls the people."

"Who controls the energy can control whole continents."

"Who controls money can control the world."

That first tenet is the relevant one here. Controlling the food supply is a primary goal of the Globalist Elite Cabal. It's exponentially easier to simply outlaw real beef rather than trying to take over every ranch in the world.

To those who may be skeptical about the intentions of the Globalist Elite Cabal, I urge you to dig deeper into all three Kissinger tenets. Watch what's happening to the food supply with the frankenmeat push, unprecedented bird flu, food production plants being destroyed, laws being passed to harm farmers, and massive inflation at the grocery stores and restaurants.

Then, repeat the process for energy and money. One does not have to become a full-blown conspiracy theorist questioning the moon landings in order to see the machinations of the Globalist Elite Cabal unfolding before our eyes. One simply has to realize that the "elites" (I hate using that term but it's what everyone else uses so I'll invoke it here for clarity) really are engaged in a depopulation and control agenda that spans the aforementioned governments, media, and "scientific community." Add in academia, federal law enforcement, Big Tech, central banks, Hollywood, and a dozen other influential industries and the scope of our dilemma becomes more clear.

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@DrTedros: Today, @WHO received notification from the Israel Defense Forces that we should remove our supplies from our medical warehouse in southern Gaza within 24 hours, as ground operations will put it beyond use. by Maniak in WayOfTheBern

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Full tweet:

@DrTedros: Today, @WHO received notification from the Israel Defense Forces that we should remove our supplies from our medical warehouse in southern Gaza within 24 hours, as ground operations will put it beyond use.

We appeal to #Israel to withdraw the order, and take every possible measure to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, including hospitals and humanitarian facilities.

No worries Tedros, Bill will buy you a new one to store the next batch of injections you'll sell them to experiment with on the population.

J6 was an inside job. #Pelosi (minimum) should be arrested and tried for treason. by xolotltlalo in conspiracy

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He was actually able to talk about saltpeter.

Yep. And RapeMyMouth was not actually able to talk about trump crimes or Russian casualties.

J6 was an inside job. #Pelosi (minimum) should be arrested and tried for treason. by xolotltlalo in conspiracy

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Ah. Its an explosive.

Is doesn't even burn you dumb troll. Don't they teach Russians high school chemistry?

It's goes into gunpowder, but it's the reducing agent, not the explosive.

Bots are not allowed to talk about it.

Chat GPT will talk about it fine.

You can find it as a food additive, stump remover, fertilizer

Yes. And thermal energy storage. Which is an especially good technology, very efficient for concentration solar power stations to release the energy at evening peak.

and you can buy it pure from your local drug store or amazon.

If you're in a rural area there'd be better sources.

You are not allowed to use it as an explosive.

Also you can't, on it's own. As i explained to your Russian troll ass, there's a few chemicals that are called saltpeter, but potassium nitrate has a flash point of "not flammable, reducing agent".

I dont like you. Ur a bot.

You completely ignored my questions that a troll from olgino can't talk about.

I don't like you. You're a troll.

Study finds that SARS-CoV-2 can shut down mitochondria, the cellular “power plants”. A recent study published by the journal Science Translational Medicine found that SARS-CoV-2 infection inhibits the ability of mitochondria to produce energy in the body’s cells. by Budget-song-budget in WayOfTheBern

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So far have you heard of any of the covid vaccines as having caused bruising, platelets count being noticeably down or spleen problems,in those who received them?

how many women are this retarded by revelation in RealIncels

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Lots.

You need to advertise that you have an android phone loud and early to weed them out.

Gay cis men CAN do better. by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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Hey you fucking old geezers that lived through fucking police crackdowns and actual legal consequences for being gay in a society that didn't recognize any concept of "gay rights" who fought for decades to change that to the comfortable situation I enjoy today where I not only face zero legal consequences for gay sex but also can just get gay married as easily as a jaunt to the nearest courthouse, yeah you, fuck you! Do fucking better you monster!

What do you guys get at taco bell? by alexstein in AskSaidIt

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I stopped eating at Taco Bell when it was reported that they could no longer say there was "Meat" in their food and that because it contained so little actual meat (Less than 30%) ....they had to refer to it as..... "Taco Filler" lol.

Wir müssen uns zusammentun, um die Existenz der queeren Rasse und eine Zukunft für Trans-Babies gegen die Bedrohung durch das cis-heteronormative Patriarchat zu sichern by Adventurous_Ad6212 in TumblrInAction

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一個幽靈正在歐洲徘徊。跨性別恐懼症的幽靈。我們必須迅速採取行動,淨化人們的大腦,使其免受性意識的污染,並確保變性男同性戀嬰兒變裝皇后的永久存在。這是我的奮鬥。

Parents of 9-year-old Chiefs fan threaten to sue Deadspin over ‘blackface’ claim by P-38lightning in news

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They're being kind by giving Deadspin a chance at a retraction first.

CDC erases ‘women’ from new vaccine guidance, now uses gender-neutral ‘pregnant people’ by P-38lightning in news

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[W]ith a health organization referring to the changes as "dangerous."

Genspect is in no way, shape or form, a health organisation.

They're a pseudoscientific hate group "that supports parents who don't affirm their transgender children, espousing the pseudoscientific 'condition' known as Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD), condemned by WPATH, the American Psychiatric Association and American Psychological Association."

I've got some bad news for this guy by P-38lightning in TumblrInAction

[–]Alienhunter [score hidden]  (0 children)

Internalized homophobia for sure. Probably a couple made for each other though. One doesn't accept that he is a man. The other doesn't accept that he is gay. They can both pretend to be straight. It's a beautiful relationship based on not knowing who they are and pretending to be something they are not.

CDC erases ‘women’ from new vaccine guidance, now uses gender-neutral ‘pregnant people’ by P-38lightning in news

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These are the people in charge of controlling diseases.... following that Skience lol.

I'm transitioning but nobody cares and won't validate me :( by BenitoGreen99 in TumblrInAction

[–]Alienhunter [score hidden]  (0 children)

Damned if you do damned if you don't. Don't notice that the weird shy kid is dressing weird, transphobe, assume that he's changed his gender identity because he's dressing differently? Transphobe.

Most people with much social sense are just gonna eventually learn that ignoring it is the safe social move. In this case we've got some shy kid that clearly wants attention thinking that identifying as trans will fix his problems. But it seems like we've got s case of lonely shy kid who identifies as male before, lonely shy kid who identifies as female after. Nothing has changed. And nothing will change.

My judgement is the kid uses too much reddit and probably would be better off just disengaging from the internet entirely and engaging with real life more.

Surprise: People With Gender Dysphoria Are Mentally Ill, and Remain So After Transition by P-38lightning in TumblrInAction

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"Obviously that's not true"

  • Munschausen's mom who just ruined her child's life.

Parents of 9-year-old Chiefs fan threaten to sue Deadspin over ‘blackface’ claim by P-38lightning in news

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Good

They know. They don't care. by bucetao6969 in TumblrInAction

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Many of the tools which were used to scour reddit got removed when reddit decided to charge for access to their back end.

how many women are this retarded by revelation in RealIncels

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Katarina is Eastern European name? If yes then all white woman are lost cause

Being trans is genuinely so cool by xoenix in TumblrInAction

[–]Alienhunter [score hidden]  (0 children)

I think it's puritanical American attitudes on sex coupled with the realities of modern city life that fully removes kinds from just observing the behavior of the farm animals makes a combination that leaves the kids with just a total ignorance of the topic.

J6 was an inside job. #Pelosi (minimum) should be arrested and tried for treason. by xolotltlalo in conspiracy

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He was actually able to talk about saltpeter. Though 'bots' and bot farms, are actually groups of active agents who can do the things you claim they can not. So, not a great metric, as they can do both of those things, as he clearly can.

Gay cis men CAN do better. by xoenix in TumblrInAction

[–]hfxB0oyA [score hidden]  (0 children)

not caring if we live or die by our own hands or by the hands of evil people who want us DEAD.

Let's face it - the Trans genocide is self-inflicted.

Harvard will offer a 2024 course on Taylor Swift taught by a TIM professor by xoenix in TumblrInAction

[–]Q-Continuum-kin [score hidden]  (0 children)

I tend to agree there's always some weird liberal arts classes going on. I think most people taking these are just trying to fill in their gen-ed requirements. I was a chem major and took a satire class from a professor who was an ex burnout hippie. I specifically chose one of her classes because my major was packed with difficult material and that was a break from the other stuff I had to do. As an aside, some of the other students in her class were insufferable. There was always a few trying to scheme how to get the entire class to leave if the professor was running late and I was always there to disappoint by saying i wouldn't leave just because the professor was a few minutes late that day.

From COVID-19 to alien contact, conspiracy theories are popular in Canada: survey by hfxB0oyA in news

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Lumping flat earthers and aliens in with the very real concerns that COVID came from a research lab and that media apparatchiks might skew a story to their own political leanings are two very different things.

The fact that the media are conflating the topics does not help their case in squelching the growth of the latter beliefs in the populace.

What sites do you guys gamble on? by alexstein in whatever

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I'll sometimes choose 3 random words and add "Porn" after it in a search engine. That's a pretty big gamble.

What do you guys get at taco bell? by alexstein in AskSaidIt

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I never had taco bell. But I make a lot of tacos at home.

Knesset Foreign Policy and Public Diplomacy Subcommittee, Nov 1, 2023--"we have a situation room producing 40-50 videos a day with tens of millions of views...we disseminate messages and have all kinds of bots behind the scenes...we have reach in Europe and the USA...we monitor on a large scale" by DesignerProfile in WayOfTheBern

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Their influencer payoffs are particularly crass. Like their twitter ads in fact. Thanks for that link.

Here's a 972 magazine article talking about Hasbara. It gives a couple less common details about the whole picture of that initiative.

Would it be hot to send pics of prosthetic? by xoenix in TumblrInAction

[–]clownworlddropout [score hidden]  (0 children)

Homophobia 2.0, these girls are just gay and can't admit it

Why am I not surprised that a YouTuber who considers himself something of a "queer" historian frequently lies about history? by RippoffOfLove in LGBDropTheT

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Who has time to sit and watch these every week?

Cult members.

How much time and money does it require of him to produce his garbage content?

There's apparently money in churning out this kind of content. I mean, the biggest investment would be research and clearly these creators aren't interested in accuracy. In the case of Somerton, there's a number floating around Twitter, people are speculating he was making 6 figures from Patreon alone. I'm not entirely sure if it's true or not, but hbomberguy retweeted a couple of these claims so maybe I'm missing something obvious.

What do you guys get at taco bell? by alexstein in AskSaidIt

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The shits....

Haven't eaten there in probably 10+ years

I'm starting a Saidit fan-fic called Saidit Seniors. Here's a preview. by LarrySwinger2 in SaidIt

[–]youfuckingtwat 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Sorry - I didn't realize detty has that relationship with the CIA

Knesset Foreign Policy and Public Diplomacy Subcommittee, Nov 1, 2023--"we have a situation room producing 40-50 videos a day with tens of millions of views...we disseminate messages and have all kinds of bots behind the scenes...we have reach in Europe and the USA...we monitor on a large scale" by DesignerProfile in WayOfTheBern

[–]DesignerProfile[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They are going to keep spending money--more and more money. But it's not just that they are continuing to lie, and pouring more and more money into deceiving the entire world. They are also letting slip that their so-called civilians are performing a military function in their war.

Here are some additional budget allocations from 20 days ago. These are only for 2023. More will be coming in 2024. Who knows, more might be coming later in 2023. Knesset press release re Treasury budget allocations to public diplomacy, November 14, 2023

public diplomacy was a "significant front in the war, in the battle for public opinion and the position of international leaders, in order to enable (Israel to continue fighting) in the proper conditions

particularly to dramatically increase the aid to civil society organizations, which have been operating in the public diplomacy arena since October 7, mainly in the world of social networks

This subcommittee and its participants are repeatedly describing these civil society influence campaigns in military language. "Critical front", necessary to achieve "success in war", a "battle". The civil society cadres are receiving information and technology from the State; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was particularly blunt about this.

In my view, they are giving up their claims to innocent civilian status. Everyone that they rope in to this initiative, they are conscripting them--or accepting them as volunteers. No surprise here, they allow people to volunteer as police, too. It is a way of having an extraordinarily militarized society while not being obvious about it.

Do others try to exert influence? Sure, but not at this level, and when a State is perceived as doing so--such as with the russia-russia claims--it's taken as a threat. And these press releases are yet more proof of Israel's State involvement, and that the State conceives of these actions as part of the war they are waging--on everyone, we find out.

Note that in this Nov 14 meeting, their violent, ultra-right, ultra-nationalist, settler, Minister Tzvi Sukkot pressed the State to influence the President of the United States of America on the question of settler violence.

From this Nov 14 press release:

MK Tzvi Sukkot, Religious Zionism, said, "There is an important public diplomacy issue that is not being handled, and that is the campaign regarding settler violence, which is based on information provided by B'Tselem and Yesh Din, and is gaining momentum, unfortunately. These are false figures, and it is causing damage to the State of Israel. We hear the President of the United States talk about this repeatedly, and, regrettably, the official State of Israel has no presence in this event."

CDC erases ‘women’ from new vaccine guidance, now uses gender-neutral ‘pregnant people’ by P-38lightning in news

[–]Drewski 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Next time they try to force a medical procedure on me I'll just tell them I'm pregnant.

Hamas Isn't The Target, It's The Excuse by Drewski in Antiwar

[–]Drewski[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The last elections in Gaza were held in 2006. Most of the people living there were not even alive for that election. Even if the majority voted for Hamas then, that doesn't make the Palestinian people any more culpable than Americans are for the war crimes of George Bush, Barack Obama, etc.

I'm transitioning but nobody cares and won't validate me :( by BenitoGreen99 in TumblrInAction

[–]OuroborosTheory [score hidden]  (0 children)

and it runs up against the equally militant yelling "trans women don't OWE you femininity," explaining why that bellowing 6' 4" Tusken Raider or the lichen-bearded Ben Franklin lookalike is a realio trulio wombxn

(also that sounds like a self-own by Walsh lol)

Waffle House Has The Worst Employee Food Policy by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

[–]TheOtherMaven 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Also the worst food, usually. :-)

Gay cis men CAN do better. by xoenix in TumblrInAction

[–]LyingSpirit472 [score hidden]  (0 children)

Well, there's your problem. People think that many of the most Woke fighters want something, when ultimately what they want is to complain. As long as they have something to complain about, they're the victim, and as long as they're the victim, they can keep fighting forever and never have to work and live on donations from people trying to be good allies.

Seymour Hersh, Anatol Lieven and the desperate DC gambit to end hostilities in Ukraine while claiming ‘victory’ by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

[–]penelopepnortney 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm glad to see this post from Doctorow. I have the greatest respect for Sy Hersh but agree with Doctorow that he knows very little about Russia, how the power hierarchy operates, and I've been discouraged by how often Hersh repeats narratives from his sources that those of us following events in Ukraine closely know to be untrue. I was less caught by the disconnect that Doctorow points out here, these supposed secret talks between Gerasimov and Zaluzhny, but what I had sincere doubts about was the claim that Putin was willing to accept Ukraine being part of NATO if NATO promised not to put troops or offensive weapons there. Because if one thing is clear from the events of the past year and a half it's that Putin understands US/NATO promises are utterly worthless.

I've got some bad news for this guy by P-38lightning in TumblrInAction

[–]LyingSpirit472 [score hidden]  (0 children)

Hey, Erasure does more to make gay people than genocide them!

King Charles Delivers Highly-Politicised Speech to Support Collectivist Net Zero Project by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern

[–]3andfro 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Never thought of that, and such a basic anagram. And idle also forms lied.

Federal court rules Miranda rights don’t apply to civil immigration arrests by P-38lightning in news

[–]UncleWillard56 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The guy says he was fooled into admitting he illegally entered the country, lol. Fuck you buddy. Back to whence thou came.

The Emerging Renewable Energy Revolution in Africa is envisioned by Emmanuel Katto by richardbeckham in news

[–]UncleWillard56 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It hasn't worked anywhere else. It's a scam to sell people crap that doesn't work.

Hamas Isn't The Target, It's The Excuse by Drewski in Antiwar

[–]UncleWillard56 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Nah. Palestine is Hamas and vice versa. If you wipe out Hamas, there will be no Palestinians left.

Roasties never cease to amaze me by alexstein in RealIncels

[–]P-38lightning 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If women are treating you like a dog, look in the mirror for the cause.

how many women are this retarded by revelation in RealIncels

[–]P-38lightning 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's some impressive punctuation and sentence structure.

Russia takes control of Iraq’s biggest oil discovery for 20 years by chakokat in WayOfTheBern

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Russia sends its thanks to all of the US soldiers who died securing Iraq's oil reserves.

Does ANYONE Know What These Words Mean? by Tom_Bombadil in politics

[–]UncleWillard56 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I swear I saw that wokey doke chick (or is it troonish?) on one of those police videos getting arrested.

how many women are this retarded by revelation in RealIncels

[–]binaryblob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Apple can price their phones at a premium because of this effect.

Feel free to use a search engine for an article with the following phrase: "Owning an Android is a major ‘ick’ for 2021, according to a new study".

I am afraid the answer is "a lot".

In my experience the women with iPhones are broke and stupid (or their company bought one (not to do any business, because what woman actually does something meaningful in a business?)). A woman with a Pine phone would grab my interest, even more so, if they would give me a lecture on all the ways it could still be improved and how it compares to other fringe phones.

LIV PURE by annayaya in SaidIt

[–]annayaya[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Fast Lean Pro is the only formula that mimics the mechanism of intermittent fasting without you having to skip a single meal. It will trick your brain into thinking that you are fasting and command every fat cell in your body to release and eliminate the fat it is holding and then self-destruct.

Impressive animated GIF of Jupiter, recorded over three hours from Wisconsin (by Thomas Jorgenson) [click this link to watch] by In-the-clouds in space

[–]RapeMyMouth 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That is amazing.

J6 was an inside job. #Pelosi (minimum) should be arrested and tried for treason. by xolotltlalo in conspiracy

[–]RapeMyMouth 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ah. Its an explosive. Bots are not allowed to talk about it. You can find it as a food additive, stump remover, fertilizer, and you can buy it pure from your local drug store or amazon.

You are not allowed to use it as an explosive.

I dont like you. Ur a bot.

New IDF Chief Rabbi Says Soldiers Can Rape Arab Women To Boost Morale [2016] by Drewski in corruption

[–]UncleWillard56 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"new?"

Ireland has descended into anarcho-tyranny, and we’re following suit by jet199 in Europe

[–]UncleWillard56 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

We all know how shit like this, unchecked, will end - violent overthrow of the government. I'm not suggesting it or condoning it, I just understand where it's coming from. I'd prefer if the Irish people just vote these morons out.

Could X go bankrupt under Elon Musk? by ActuallyNot in news

[–]binaryblob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not sure what you want to imply. IBM did help to exterminate the Jews. The fact that Jews allow IBM to be inside Israel just means they either love money too much or are really stupid.

Veilid - The Next Generation of Tor? (DJ Ware) by LarrySwinger2 in technology

[–]LarrySwinger2[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I have a tagline for that company: the answer to Snowden is Bowden.

The Goal Is Ethnic Cleansing, Not Defeating Hamas by Drewski in Antiwar

[–]UncleWillard56 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well, they've been fucking around with these Iranian contractors for long enough. It was bound to come down to that.

Could X go bankrupt under Elon Musk? by ActuallyNot in news

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

X/Twitter is an undeniable sewer, but I wouldn't be surprised if Musk could keep it on life support indefinitely (perhaps with far fewer staff, even) until he transforms it into something that's very different from the Twitter model, perhaps built on making it a B2C business and transactional tool. Cut out the corporations, give small businesses a way to compete.

Knesset Foreign Policy and Public Diplomacy Subcommittee, Nov 1, 2023--"we have a situation room producing 40-50 videos a day with tens of millions of views...we disseminate messages and have all kinds of bots behind the scenes...we have reach in Europe and the USA...we monitor on a large scale" by DesignerProfile in WayOfTheBern

[–]sdl5 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And still no one under 50, left, or immigrant were ever suckered- and FEWER AND FEWER over that age have bought the bullshit than ever in the last month.

I strongly suspect that reach is primarily co-opted YT sites with bot driven "views" and the walls of mocked trash Posts and shill replies on various pol groups.

Let them waste money, effort, manpower at this- they are doing a fine job exposing their own hubris and lies to the general public, and are too arrogant to recognize what is happening.

The Divine David - The World is Burning (Let's Masturbate!) by LarrySwinger2 in MusicVideos

[–]UncleWillard56 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Hey now, you mimes are supposed to be quiet.

An American warship and multiple commercial ships came under attack Sunday in the Red Sea, the Pentagon said, potentially marking a major escalation in a series of maritime attacks in the Mideast linked to the Israel-Hamas war. by neolib in WorldNews

[–]UncleWillard56 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Haven't they had enough war in Yemen? I mean, even if it has toned down, aren't they tired of getting their asses beat? Stay in your lane, Yemen. You'll get your turn.

A Screenwriter's Rant: Two Godzilla Movies?! by TonyDiGerolamo in Movies

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I appreciate your consistent approach to reviewing upcoming movie trailers. My typical take away involves similar sentiments as your own when watching these trailers, sometimes having a slightly different view but usually I find your perspective insightful and enjoy the commentary.

Do you ever consider revisiting your rants after watching a whole film post-release?

I recently rewatched the Godzilla (2014) series again and was pleasantly surprised at how watchable they were. Despite verging well into the ridiculous, I thoroughly enjoyed them.

If you could immeadiately eliminate one thing from the world forever, what would you pick? by Mcheetah in AskSaidIt

[–]winkot 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Easy, every bluepilled cuck.

King Charles Delivers Highly-Politicised Speech to Support Collectivist Net Zero Project by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern

[–]penelopepnortney[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

These people are vile. How convenient that those letters can be transposed into another apt word, evil.

Russia takes control of Iraq’s biggest oil discovery for 20 years by chakokat in WayOfTheBern

[–]sdl5 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What a.... Bizarre and egocentric take! And the headline is false too.

Wow.

I sometime block out how invidious and pervasive the US western narratives and propaganda is, since I actively avoid all "normal" sources...

Have you tried doing this to sexhavers? by winkot in AskSaidIt

[–]winkot[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

beaveroids I mean

If you were the last person on Earth, what would you do with your time? by Zapped in AskSaidIt

[–]LarrySwinger2 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Wise choice.

I'm starting a Saidit fan-fic called Saidit Seniors. Here's a preview. by LarrySwinger2 in SaidIt

[–]LarrySwinger2[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You're the one who asked for my interpretation.

Roasties never cease to amaze me by alexstein in RealIncels

[–]winkot 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Society will collapse before even considering taking away women's right to... wait, do what the FUCK exactly? Oh, to validate monsters, losers, parasites, cretins, fatties, ignorami etc. while acting towards even 7/10 men like they don't deserve to live. Not capable of introspection about their own behavior no matter how much time is given.

But of course they will complain about men. Hmm... if you only provide your looks which aren't that impressive, and everything else is a hard negative, I wonder why the men you attract are low value?

They also attract submissive men, who tend to be inferior. But of course no other kind of man is remotely suitable even for casual sex to them.

Why do I never tire of sneako posts? by LarrySwinger2 in AskSaidIt

[–]Southpawn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Nope. Indian are black caucasian. Indian have Caucasoid skull shape, not Dravidian or Austroloid. Embrace your role in western society. Take this opportunity to find white woman so your kids will have less Dravidian and Austroloid gene. The Indian from your homeland don't get this opportunity to go back to their white or Aryan root.

12 / 4 / 2023 : Slight drop in 13 week to 10 year spread to .962 by Cancelthis in Options

[–]Cancelthis[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Also, Barclays seems to be weakening over the course of the day.

Smarter every day talks about our moon shot mission. Really interesting to read between the lines. by Canbot in conspiracy

[–]UncleWillard56 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

As a complete layman, why are we not launching satellites to orbit the moon and even at a super high altitude from Earth to relay those communications? If we're going to launch 15 rockets to support this overly complicated plan, wouldn't it be easier to put up one, if not more, simple satellites?

12 / 4 / 2023 : Slight drop in 13 week to 10 year spread to .962 by Cancelthis in Options

[–]Cancelthis[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Coinbase peaked at 146

Now at 142

This just might be the ultimate speculative push equity of the last 2 months

Even more than GME, Microsoft, Apple.

Smarter every day talks about our moon shot mission. Really interesting to read between the lines. by Canbot in conspiracy

[–]UncleWillard56 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes.

I'm starting a Saidit fan-fic called Saidit Seniors. Here's a preview. by LarrySwinger2 in SaidIt

[–]detty 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"Careful, NEET, you're a much easier target for insults"☝️🤓

12 / 4 / 2023 : Slight drop in 13 week to 10 year spread to .962 by Cancelthis in Options

[–]Cancelthis[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Early PM post 1 PM, dropped to .925

BAC now down .53 % - so it just might be that the OMO for the last 6 weeks has not topped up fully the BAC and Signature Bank asset lists.

The world is a nightmare by [deleted] in RealIncels

[–]IWillDestroyGaia 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You are one of the saddest excuses for a human I have ever seen. The fact that trash like you sit there and type this shit to things you can't debunk is proof that there is no god, no meaning to the universe, ironic because you believe the exact opposite and are 100% assured that society is right and that you are right in denying the truth. You're a baby and will remain that for the rest of your life while telling yourself women are anything but subhuman wenches that self-evidently validate people who are worse than anything that your peanut brain managed to name here.

For the first time in my life I am ashamed, because I know that you too are biologically male like me.

Why do I never tire of sneako posts? by LarrySwinger2 in AskSaidIt

[–]alexstein 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Indians are white nigga

I'm transitioning but nobody cares and won't validate me :( by BenitoGreen99 in TumblrInAction

[–]detty [score hidden]  (0 children)

> REEEEEEEEEEEEEEE no one is paying attention to MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :((((((((((((((

Right Before Hamas Attacked Someone Shorted Israeli Stocks And Funds by chakokat in WayOfTheBern

[–]chakokat[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The Israeli Haaretz headlines:

Did Hamas Make Billions Betting Against Israeli Shares Before October 7 Massacre?

Giant gambles against Israel on the markets in Tel Aviv and Wall Street days before Hamas’ attack made billions. Somebody seems to have known about the plan in advance

The story is unfortunately pay-walled and I have yet to find an archive version of it. An archived version is now available.

We know that Batteridge's law of headlines says:

Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no. It was thereby not Hamas which profited from unusual short positions but likely someone else.

The Haaretz story is based on a very recent study by two law professors with experience in market regulations from New York University and Columbia University.

Why am I not surprised that a YouTuber who considers himself something of a "queer" historian frequently lies about history? by RippoffOfLove in LGBDropTheT

[–]Femaleisnthateful 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I always wonder who actually watches these people and how they make money. Jessie Gender is one I'm continuously fascinated by. He makes 2+ hr videos of circular nonsense. Who has time to sit and watch these every week? How much time and money does it require of him to produce his garbage content?

Europe’s AI Crackdown Doomed by Silicon Valley’s Lobbying Power by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

[–]RandomCollection[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

https://archive.is/Ai5bR

Basically the corporations set regulations. That's a terrible situation and will result in higher profits prioritized.

Seymour Hersh, Anatol Lieven and the desperate DC gambit to end hostilities in Ukraine while claiming ‘victory’ by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

[–]3andfro 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Interesting. ty for the post.

China, And All of Asia Gear Up For Russia’s Northern Sea Route Supply Chain - Silk Road Briefing by chakokat in WayOfTheBern

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With the Suez now considered a risk, and EU gas supplies dead, Asia is intent on taking up Russia’s gas and supply chain volumes.

With geopolitical tensions and their conflicts ratcheting higher on a seemingly rhythmic weekly basis, many are becoming reacquainted with the supply chain geography of our world. It is not surprising that much is still taken for granted. The old saying “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” does not confront the very real risks of active conflict shutting down trade routes, and their related supply chains. This is called pragmatic risk management.

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While the Suez Canal route between Europe and Asia is 21,000 km, the Northern Sea Route (NSR) cuts 8,000 km off the supply chain with a distance of 13,000 km, reducing sailing time from five-six weeks, to under three weeks between Russia’s European Ports and Asian ports such as Shanghai.

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China is taking a reasonable step in betting on the increasing use of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) with Russia, not only because of the current conflict in the Gaza Strip, which threatens the security of other sea routes from Asia to Europe, especially transit through the Persian Gulf and the Suez Canal, but to guarantee the movement of free trade come what may. The same can be said of India and all the ASEAN and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) countries.

Here is the interview with New Zealand intelligence agent who recently leaked death rates associated with the COVID19™ vaccines. He has been arrested by New Zealand authorities. Further reports suggest the journalist has also been arrested. by xolotltlalo in conspiracy

[–]UncleWillard56 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This sounds like a reasonable explanation. Too bad the pro-vax/mask people didn't show the same amount of reason when people doubted a vaccine that seemed miraculous considering how fast it was released to the public.

Typical Netflix by Musky in memes

[–]UncleWillard56 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They been taking lessons from the BBC.

(((Teacher))) Hunting in NYC by MagicMike in whatever

[–]UncleWillard56 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Idk, why do retards like you make outrageous assumptions about people when they point out obvious other retards?

I'm transitioning but nobody cares and won't validate me :( by BenitoGreen99 in TumblrInAction

[–]alladd [score hidden]  (0 children)

It's funny when you ask them who they are when they're alone in a room/not being witnessed by others and they genuinely have to think about it for a second. Like they legitimately have their minds blown by the concept of non-narcissistic identities.