Overnight, Antifa defaced Ulysses S. Grant High School in Portland in a direct action. “Stop honoring Nazi colonizers”. Grant was the general who led the Union Army in the Civil War. by Chipit in news

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I wish, those were the cool protests of the 60s and 70s where we got tits out along with their message.

Overnight, Antifa defaced Ulysses S. Grant High School in Portland in a direct action. “Stop honoring Nazi colonizers”. Grant was the general who led the Union Army in the Civil War. by Chipit in news

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I am surprised how many people still use Google search despite the number of annoying changes they've made in recent years like that damn filtering, amp, and url redirections. Last straw for me was when they changed how local restaurants were displayed in a search making it nearly useless on mobile.

Overnight, Antifa defaced Ulysses S. Grant High School in Portland in a direct action. “Stop honoring Nazi colonizers”. Grant was the general who led the Union Army in the Civil War. by Chipit in news

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immature kids, mentally ill misfits and druggies

Hey, don't blame us for antifa, we're just trying to get fucked up and play video games.

How to Bypass the Censors by christnmusicreleases in censorship

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Makes sense, but watch em start running OCR on images if this gets widespread.

Biden is now the 46th president... by JasonCarswell in memes

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Remember when Trump claimed to have proof Obama was born in Kenya and he bullshited us then? I get why people fall for it. I don't get why people keep falling for it.

Your state and Covid restrictions. by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

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I'm in Texas, it's expected you wear a mask in a business and keep your distance. We ate Thanksgiving outside. And the movie theaters are open but nobody is releasing movies so you can only watch old stuff. Besides that everything is pretty normal.

Your Order Is Ready! Had A Happy Day! by UbiSergei in memes

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Is... it a man in drag?

I love Cher by IloveCher in whatever

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She was Senator Bono's ex-wife, wrote a few songs.

COVID-19 pandemic could be stopped if at least 70% public wore face masks consistently: Study by Snehashis09 in WorldNews

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Everyone wears masks where I am in Texas, and has for months now, we still got new covid cases.

German law would force ISPs to allow agencies to install trojans on user's devices. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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That is very true, hopefully the software publishers or community will provide accurate checksums independently of gov't regulation although I'd imagine most people won't bother with it.

People ate most my last pie yesterday, so Apple Pie #2 here by AmericanMuskrat in Cooking

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The crust is Pillsbury. I've done homemade pie dough, and no name brand store dough and this is the only one people have been excited about.

Filling

4-5 apples
1/2 - 3/4 cup white sugar (depending on the sweetness you prefer)
3 tbsp flour + a dusting for the bottom crust before filling
3 tbsp soft butter or margarine
1 tsp cinnamon
dusting of nutmeg, allspice, and ginger

Preheat oven to 425F. Peel, core, slice, and toss apples with a teaspoon of lemon juice to prevent oxidation. That all gets mixed together with the other ingredients, mix well by hand. You spread out the bottom pie crust over your pie pan, add the filling, spread out the second pie crust for the top, cinch it together and fold the pressed together edges over.

The pie goes in the oven 15 minutes uncovered and then 30 minutes covered hy foil. We had to do an additional 25 minutes in 3 different splits with different foil configurations cause I used too many apples I think. Any crust looking done needs foil covering it and you expose the bits that need more cook time.

I followed a recipe for my first few apple pies, these last two I winged it. Afaik this is exactly what I did but I've had a few bottles of Thanksgiving wine so.... buyer beware.

German law would force ISPs to allow agencies to install trojans on user's devices. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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Not the freedom loving Germans! Checksums can be been used to verify the downloaded file is the same as the one you meant to download at least.

Only 3% of Trump Voters Believe Joe Biden Is Legitimate Winner by Trump_WG1WGA in news

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Of course a lame duck Prez is gonna call for unity though, begging and compromising is the only shot he's got at doing anything for at least 2 years.

I don't think Trump has a shot anyways unless you're living in the alternate Trumpverse. PA ain't enough to give him the win, even if that wasn't also more fake news.

Massive bread line in Texas by AcceleratedWallops in pics

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That's true. I hope maybe they were just bored enough to sit un a car for 6 hours then and really wanted free shit. I don't want to think that many people are that financially fucked here in Texas to need it.

We just got smoked turkey from a bbq place, nobody likes turkey all that much in my family to cook a whole bird.

Few New Cutting Boards I Made Recently by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

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Same here.

Massive bread line in Texas by AcceleratedWallops in pics

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Free turkey, no wonder so many people were in line.

False info popup on YT by AmericanMuskrat in pic

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Ohhh, thanks for letting me know. I thought YouTube was doing it lol.

Dr Fauci says you don’t need to wear a mask by hrthrt in news

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When Hurricane Karina fucked up the infrastructure for a few weeks about the only thing worth anything was fuel. We turned down cash, gold, and jewelry for car rides with what little gas we had because gold is awesome but without fuel we're all stuck in a relatively small radius. It was literally priceless.

If you think the economy is going to collapse, it's gasoline that will be the top commodity. I don't think it will though, but I wouldn't mind a small hoard of that just in case.

Dr Fauci says you don’t need to wear a mask by hrthrt in news

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It hasn't been so far.

Dr Fauci says you don’t need to wear a mask by hrthrt in news

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I'm not going to defend them, I'm not happy with them either. As people once again horde paper towels, toliet paper, lysol wipes, and rubbing alcohol -- I also won't defend that side.

How To Be More Obedient by zyxzevn in funny

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“Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war” - Martin Luther King Jr by magnora7 in quotes

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I read a great quote by the author BV Larson yesterday, he said peace requires every party involved to agree to peace but war takes just one to disagree.

Dr Fauci says you don’t need to wear a mask by hrthrt in news

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Isn't this old ass shit back when they realized we didn't have enough Chinese crap to protect ourselves if every person went out try to buy them and then indeed we had shortages of personal protection gear anyways because people didn't listen?

I understand being mad the "elites" are trying to manage you like you're mindless livestock. That's insulting. But you know it would have been worse if they laid the truth down plainly so... maybe it's deserved.

Israel by jykylsin2034 in Collusion

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It's not your personal budget. A trillion dollars is an insurmountable sum of money for us lowly serfs to own but there's an issue of scope when trying to apply that knowledge base of personal finance to that of a government.

The money given to Israel is a minor pittance.

The reason America is so invested is our Christian death cults. Amrageddon in these religions requires Israel to occupy the holy land. And the followers of this ideology can't bear the thought of just being NPCs in a long lived world. Things must end while they're alive or they become just minor footnotes in history at best. They realize they don't matter and will be forgotten and they can't stand that idea. They're so important!

Don't be their pawns.

I made a sweet potato for dinner. I wanted sushi from the gas station but it was a lot more expensive. by AmericanMuskrat in Cooking

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I was sick for a couple days, that potato was all I could handle.

CDC Quietly Admits That Less than 10,000 Really Died from COVID-19 by Trump_WG1WGA in news

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Although I don't disagree we're making an awfully big deal about something nearly everyone survives, this just isn't the proof you think it is. Cause of death can be kinda complicated.

cia involved by TheBottomLine in politics

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Oh yeah Bobby, the right is known far and wide as the patient and scholary type.

BREAKING: Trump Goes To Supreme Court. by InvestigatorBaker in news

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Maybe I could have said that nicer. Some people just need to shave.

You think about dicks a lot?

Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye (Official Video) by AmericanMuskrat in music

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I've never listened to the album, I'm playing it now and I'll give the others a whirl too. Thanks for the recommendations.

I made a sweet potato for dinner. I wanted sushi from the gas station but it was a lot more expensive. by AmericanMuskrat in Cooking

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I do a rotation just like what you're talking about with frozen meats. Usually chicken breast, top round, and ground beef and just figure something to make based around the protein. Since I was given sodium citrate as a birthday present there's been a lot of cheese sauces too. That stuff is awesome but it's making me fat lol.

The sweet potatoes were on sale for Thanksgiving and I've been sick for a couple days so it was nice and easy to just toss one in the oven.

If you are eating like a bachelor

I'd like a girlfriend one of these days but my wife is really against it.

YouTube is evil... they just announced their new TOC. Check out #2: by salvia_d in conspiracy

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Before my friend Alan jumped off a 30 story building he used to mention seeing shadow people. I told him not to look directly at them. They notice when you look at them. More of them show up. They start to take an interest.

I don't think you're crazy, and maybe there are elf gods out there, but some doors are best left closed.

The good old days by BigNoseFloyd in whatever

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We used to believe in the good old days
We still receive in little ways
The things of kindness and unsporting brow
Forget and allow

Cop Facing Life in Prison for Pulling Over Women, Kidnapping and Raping Them by Drewski in PoliceMisconduct

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gets probation

BREAKING: Trump Goes To Supreme Court. by InvestigatorBaker in news

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You need to shave until you can grow a real mustache.

A word on NPCs by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

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Spiders in my head, spiders in my mind.

I've been sick the last few days. I feel really good but I think it's delerium. A watchful listener may think it's strange I have mentioned excited school girls, overfriendly aunts, and rape in the last two posts. I don't think there's a deeper meaning there, although generally I am considered 35% gay. That's probably all it is. That's 64% totally straight though.

You guys ever play poker? These two can't hide the shame on their faces. In poker that's called a tell. by AmericanMuskrat in news

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He's got his head bowed in shame and she's looking at him like she regrets last night.

You guys ever play poker? These two can't hide the shame on their faces. In poker that's called a tell. by AmericanMuskrat in news

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Do they know they're spouting bullshit or did these two fuck?

"You Are Such A Dick" - New Jersey Governor Heckled While Enjoying Mask-Free Meal With Family by Trulytimes in politics

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Ok, you get my upvote for "angry proles." That was beautiful.

cia involved by TheBottomLine in politics

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Yep, sounds fake.

'Manipulative BULLS**T': Glenn Greenwald defends calling NBC a CIA mouthpiece, mocks accusation of 'endangering journalists' by Optimus85 in propaganda

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Sure but the people doing the calling out right now are frankly hard to take serious. It's like watching the WWE but in politics.

Look at that idiot putting us all in danger by Drewski in memes

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I did want to say I'm a huge fan of yours Mr. President Clinton's cat. I've spoken to Chairman Meow but never before have I had this great honor to speak with a real live democat.

Study Finds Connection Between Believing Russia Rigged 2016 Election And Believing 2020 Election Was Foolproof by Tom_Bombadil in funny

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See now that's quality content right there.

Dead poet cancelled for ancestor 300 years ago. The supposed ancestor died childless. by jet199 in censorship

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Archive.is no longer lets you go there with the Brave browser. That's disappointing.

The pronoun gang start to meet the real world by jet199 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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I have at least five of those fake asian massage places in walking distance of me right now. Really they should just say "get a handjob from an illegal immigrant for $60" because if you want something other than your cock massaged you're out of luck.

The cops know, everybody knows.

Look at that idiot putting us all in danger by Drewski in memes

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For $10 on eBay you can buy 100 blades. He can go find his own fucking vests tho. A man needs to shave but a man doesn't need to wear a sweater vest.

Look at that idiot putting us all in danger by Drewski in memes

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NO! When someone on the internet is wrong you have a duty, a sacred duty, a bigly duty, a righteous duty, a massive duty to correct them.

So say we all.

duty hehehe

Orwell's 1984 Is Prophetic: How Leftists Are Already Trying To Erase President Trump & Change History by Trulytimes in politics

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Many of us do want to forget Trump was President though. I voted for him in 2016. Like every other politician I have ever voted for, he didn't do what he promised. He didn't drain the swamp. He didn't end our decades long wars. He didn't give the American people healthcare.

Mostly he golfed. He is likened to Nixon sometimes but Nixon did great things. He's more like Taft, a fat buffoon who had to be rescued from his own bathtub.

The fake Russia allegations do deserve attention though, Trump may be a loser and a shitty President but that doesn't make that right.

'Manipulative BULLS**T': Glenn Greenwald defends calling NBC a CIA mouthpiece, mocks accusation of 'endangering journalists' by Optimus85 in propaganda

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This is how you end up committing "suicide" with two gunshots to the back of your head.

Infowars by AbominableAnon in WarWatch

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I'm sick of these shitty little wars. I want a Great Big War with lots of bombs and killings and... stuff. - Jim Morrison

Interestingly enough, Admiral Morrison, Jim's father was responsible for the Gulf of Tonkin incident that started the Vietnam war.

Jim liked to claim his parents were dead.

SPEZ is a mother fucking faggot cuck by Honestanonymous in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Would you somehow prefer a white duck in your anus?

"Pandemic is Over" - Former Pfizer Chief Science Officer Says "Second Wave" Faked On False-Positive COVID Tests by Trulytimes in politics

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And you'd trust Pfizer because all their drug scams have endeared themselves to the American people for their trustworthiness? I prefer the word truthiness, but some people think that's a made up word. I say all words were made up once upon a glarfarb.

YouTube is evil... they just announced their new TOC. Check out #2: by salvia_d in conspiracy

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That's how I feel about DMT which sounds similar but way more intense. Just... I went into the sub for it on reddit and these guys literally believe they talk to elf dieties. I find that disturbing. I don't mind seeing some trippy shit on drugs, but I don't want to believe they're real afterwards. It's like shadow people all over again.

cia involved by TheBottomLine in politics

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Why isn't there any proof then? Trump's team just keeps getting shot down in court. All these judges can't be in on it can they?

I know about fuck all about statistics, but it doesn't surprise me this election was unlike other elections. I've never seen a Presidential fan club like Trump has, who refer to him as a God King, or as many opposing people equally adamant that he's the embodiment of evil.

I just told my wife last night for Christmas I'd love some Nixon memorabilia. He's my favorite President. People are trying to compare Trump to Nixon in a bad way, but I like to point out Nixon was responsible for a lot of huge things. We need more Republicans like Nixon.

I told her I want a framed and signed picture of Nixon so I can hang it up next to the one I have of Bruce Willis, in what I'm tentatively calling my Wall of Asssholes, people I admire but aren't known as the nicest people ever.

Study Finds Connection Between Believing Russia Rigged 2016 Election And Believing 2020 Election Was Foolproof by Tom_Bombadil in funny

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What are you, a Geth? Everyone knows Reapers aren't real.

I downloaded the new spiderman game... jesus my poor hands are all swollen this morning. I'm too old for button smashers.

Now Spiderman is a black mexican. It's a neat game, seems short, and I wish they'd tone down the woke factor an order of magnitude. Seems particularly relevant with you mentioning Mass Effect.

cia involved by TheBottomLine in politics

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They claimed Russian collusion, and I don't think that's been looked at enough. Tried to explain it away as just politics.... That shit makes Nixon look like a goddamned saint.

Who Owns Reddit? A breakdown of the type and nationality of shareholders. by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Looks like it took 6 years for Amazon. What would you pay to be the world's most popular online retailer? Same deal with reddit except owning the most popular forum is way more lucrative. You can control what people think instead of just peddling Chinese junk.

Was Adolf Hitler a Zionist Stooge? with Christopher Jon Bjerknes mirror — Adam Green by hennaojichan in Collusion

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The only jew I know is a stripper. Nice girl. I think y'all would like her.

Ana de Armas Shows Her Sparkling Engagement Ring While Intensely Kiss Ben Affleck by templederr in Entertainment

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He was the bomb in Phantoms yo.

Black man decides his shop is going to serve whites only by x0x7 in funny

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The story of how he got to this point

I know that story, I'm about to drink some 40s too. Mmmm... malt liquor baby!

I kid, the wife picked up some nice craft beers. I ain't too good to drink a Colt 45 tho.

Ok... maybe that's not true either, that stuff is brutal on your insides.

Inside far-right American 'militia networks' arming themselves for ‘Civil War’ by zdc in news

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this is the proper way to proceed

Yeah if you live in a shithole that's how elections work. I will never understand how people want that. Mexico is right down south, you can go there if you want to be ruled by the cartel with the most guns.

cia involved by TheBottomLine in politics

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I don't think Bernie was a voting machine issue, that was the DNC's shenanigans.

Trump didn't complain when he won with these same voting machines. If this election is fraudulent then what about his?

It also just doesn't make any sense. Tons of people hate Trump, the only surprise was how close he got to being reelected, not that he wasn't.

Thrown in twitter jail by TheBottomLine in politics

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The government bans guns so Americans must rely on the Gestapo for protection.

You think guns are banned in America?

food stamps

This depends on the state but here in Texas you don't qualify for food stamps unless you're nearly totally destitute. It also isn't that much money. Section 8 housing is similar.

Obamacare There was only a couple years health care was subsidized, now you can just spend your tax refund early on it.

Obamaphones

We kinda had to do this one, we don't have payphones anymore. Pretty sure like the others this is not nearly as awesome as you assume.

From Twitter: “President Trump has done many great things (biggest tax & regulation cuts in history, Space Force, rebuilding our military, fixing the V.A., the Wall), but perhaps the most important of all will be what he is doing now, exposing the massive corruption in our Electoral Process.” by Orangutan in politics

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The millenial generation starts in 1981, they'd be 39 at the oldest. Gen X is often used for people born in 1965 to 1980, that's 40 to 55yr olds.

"Idk why the government thinks it’s a big deal to pay us to not work. We pay them to not work all the time” by EndlessSunflowers in funny

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We've appointed a committee to study if we should grant ourselves immunity and if the findings are conclusive we will appoint another committee to grant said immunity. Don't worry, your tax dollars are hard at work.

"Idk why the government thinks it’s a big deal to pay us to not work. We pay them to not work all the time” by EndlessSunflowers in funny

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Also the right. The government hasn't shrunk since President Carter.

I forgot about POF- now I gotta go see if my account is still active... by tomatosplat in whatever

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Do you have NSFW content blocked on your account?

Programmer wanted to develop Reddit alternative by fschmidt in programming

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Japan is the only remaining culture that I know of that values quality.

weeb

cia involved by TheBottomLine in politics

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If they had it it'd already be there. This is all lies and bullshit they throw around cause they know a significant amount of their base are gullible enough to believe whatever they say.

3 ‘dead’ Georgia voters in fact very much alive: Trump, Tucker Carlson get it wrong by FediNetizen in politics

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If you watch.. hell not even that closely, Tucker has a hard time keeping a smile off his face. He can't keep a straight face and say the things he does.

Ivanka Trump and AOC. If we could get Kayleigh McEnany in this that would be perfect. Who says politics is boring? by AmericanMuskrat in politics

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I've only been here a few months, I don't know all the history. Is there any way if he'd agree to stick to one account you'd let him stay? I think that'd be a compromise everyone can live with. You wouldn't have to hunt down all these alt accounts he keeps making and people can ignore him if they want to.

REDDIT FUCKING SUCKS by axb in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Just be patient, I don't want saidit filled with kids too dumb to evade a reddit ban, it's not personal.

Who Owns Reddit? A breakdown of the type and nationality of shareholders. by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Amazon didn't either for years.

Apple is lobbying against a bill aimed at stopping forced labor in China by sproketboy in technology

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Apple products include thousands of components that are made by suppliers all around the world. The company has a supplier code of conduct and says it assessed 1,142 suppliers in 49 countries in 2019, ensuring that good labor conditions are upheld. Apple publishes an annual progress report documenting the results. “Workplace rights are human rights. We require suppliers to provide fair working hours, a safe work site, and an environment free from discrimination,” the company says on its website.

The Australian report alleges that in 2017, the Chinese government transferred between 1,000 and 2,000 Uighurs to work at a factory owned by O-Film, which helps make selfie cameras for Apple’s iPhone. Apple’s Cook publicized his visit to an O-Film factory in December 2017, posing in a photo in front of a microscope on the factory floor, wearing a blue clean room jumpsuit. “Getting a closer look at the remarkable, precision work that goes into manufacturing the selfie cameras for iPhone 8 and iPhone X at O-Film,” Cook wrote on the Chinese social networking site Weibo.

O-Film also supplies other American companies like Dell, HP, Amazon and General Motors, according to the report. (Amazon chief executive and founder Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.) Dell spokesperson Lauren Lee said an O-Film subsidiary is a supplier for the company but that Dell does not do business with the O-Film factory named in the report. Amazon acknowledged the report and denounced forced labor in a statement on its website. General Motors, in its most recent sustainability report, said it investigated the allegations and ended its relationship with the supplier.

A Chinese newspaper article from May 2017 covered the transfer of Uighur labor to the O-Film factory. The article put a positive spin on the story, referring to the alleged forced laborers as “urban and rural surplus laborers” who had “gone out of their homes to work in the mainland to make money, and create a happy life with their hard-working hands.”

How China corralled 1 million people into concentration camps

The Australian report, citing a local government document from September 2019, alleges that 560 Xinjiang laborers were transferred to the Henan province and that some of those workers ended up in Foxconn’s Zhengzhou factory, otherwise known as “iPhone City,” where half of Apple’s flagship products are assembled.

The report also cites a 2018 speech by a Chinese government official announcing the transfer of workers from Xinjiang to the Hubei Yihong factory, which the report alleges is the parent company of an Apple supplier. According to the report, the factory’s website said it supplied GoerTek, which makes Apple’s AirPods. In the speech, the official referred to the labor transfers as a “green channel” and ordered workers to be “grateful” to the Chinese Communist Party.

“Xinjiang migrant workers must regard the factory as their home and strive to be outstanding employees,” the official said. The factory also allegedly supplies other American electronics makers like Facebook’s Oculus, Microsoft and Google, according to the report. GoerTek didn’t respond to a request for comment. Frank Shaw, Microsoft’s vice president of corporate communications, said the company “determined that O-Film and Hubei Yihong are not suppliers for our devices nor for our cloud hardware businesses.” He added that Microsoft investigated alleged labor violations at Foxconn but found no wrongdoing. “We do not tolerate forced labor in our supply chain,” he said.

The Australian report also cites a 2018 article from Xinjiang Economic News, which reported that 544 Uighur students were transferred to a subsidiary of Highbroad Advanced Material, a maker of LCD and OLED components. The report alleges that Highbroad is a supplier of BOE Technology Group, a maker of OLED screens for Apple, according to Apple’s supplier list. BOE didn’t respond to a request for comment.

In August, the Tech Transparency Project uncovered shipping records showing Apple was importing cotton T-shirts from a company in Xinjiang that Congress imposed sanctions on for its alleged use of forced labor. Apple, at the time, said it does not currently import shirts from the region.

Apple has been implicated in several alleged labor abuses over the years.

“I’m not entirely surprised that Apple would be involved in trying to water down legislation that concerns protection of human rights in China,” said Maya Wang, a China researcher at Human Rights Watch. Nevertheless, she called Apple’s lobbying effort “unconscionable.”

Apple is lobbying against a bill aimed at stopping forced labor in China by sproketboy in technology

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By Reed Albergotti November 20, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. CST

Apple lobbyists are trying to weaken a bill aimed at preventing forced labor in China, according to two congressional staffers familiar with the matter, highlighting the clash between its business imperatives and its official stance on human rights.

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act would require U.S. companies to guarantee they do not use imprisoned or coerced workers from the predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang, where academic researchers estimate the Chinese government has placed more than 1 million people into internment camps. Apple is heavily dependent on Chinese manufacturing, and human rights reports have identified instances in which alleged forced Uighur labor has been used in Apple’s supply chain.

The staffers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks with the company took place in private meetings, said Apple was one of many U.S. companies that oppose the bill as it’s written. They declined to disclose details on the specific provisions Apple was trying to knock down or change because they feared providing that knowledge would identify them to Apple. But they both characterized Apple’s effort as an attempt to water down the bill.

“What Apple would like is we all just sit and talk and not have any real consequences,” said Cathy Feingold, director of the international department for the AFL-CIO, which has supported the bill. “They’re shocked because it’s the first time where there could be some actual effective enforceability.”

China is building vast new detention centers for Muslims in Xinjiang

Apple spokesperson Josh Rosenstock said the company “is dedicated to ensuring that everyone in our supply chain is treated with dignity and respect. We abhor forced labor and support the goals of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. We share the committee’s goal of eradicating forced labor and strengthening U.S. law, and we will continue working with them to achieve that.” He said the company earlier this year “conducted a detailed investigation with our suppliers in China and found no evidence of forced labor on Apple production lines, and we are continuing to monitor this closely.”

Apple’s lobbying firm, Fierce Government Relations, disclosed that it was lobbying on the bill on behalf of Apple in a disclosure form that was first reported by the Information. However, the form did not say whether Apple was for or against the bill or whether it wanted to modify it in any way. Lobbying disclosure forms do not require that information. Fierce referred The Washington Post to Apple’s public relations team.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said publicly that Apple does not tolerate forced labor in its supply chain. “Forced labor is abhorrent,” Cook said in a congressional hearing in July. “We would not tolerate it in Apple,” he said, adding that Apple would “terminate a supplier relationship if it were found.”

The new bill would make it more difficult for U.S. companies to ignore abuses taking place in China and give U.S. authorities more power to enforce the law. One provision in the bill requires public companies to certify to the Securities and Exchange Commission that their products are not made using forced labor from Xinjiang. If companies are found to have used forced labor from the region, they could be prosecuted for securities violations.

While U.S. law already prevents companies from importing goods that were made using forced labor, the law is seldom enforced, and it’s difficult to prove U.S. companies know about the use of forced labor.

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act passed 406 to 3 in the House in September. People involved in the legislation said the apparel industry was caught off guard by how quickly it passed without much lobbying.

Now that the bill, sponsored by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), is in front of the U.S. Senate, corporations have made more of a concerted effort to shape it, in part to blunt some of its sharper provisions, according to the two congressional staffers. Some companies have lobbied to have their names removed from the bill, these people say, because it calls out specific brands like Patagonia, Coca-Cola and Costco, for allegedly using forced labor from the region. It does not name Apple.

Patagonia, Coca-Cola and Costco didn’t respond to requests for comment.

The bill is primarily focused on textiles and other low-tech industries. For instance, Xinjiang’s sugar has made its way into Coca-Cola and the tomatoes have been used in Heinz ketchup, according to human rights reports.

Michael Mullen, senior vice president for Kraft Heinz, said in a written statement that the company’s suppliers are audited by a third party and that the audits have not identified “any issues.” He said if “issues related to inappropriate labor practices are discovered, we will take immediate action.” Mullen declined to name the auditing firm. Most firms have stopped auditing in Xinjiang because of limitations placed by the Chinese government.

Complying with the new bill could be costly to companies, especially in the textile industry, where cotton gets woven into garments around the world, making it difficult and expensive to trace. The Xinjiang region is known as a center for cotton production, and the apparel industry has earned most of the scrutiny for using textiles produced by allegedly forced labor in the region.

The SEC portion of the bill echoes a provision in the Dodd-Frank Act that requires companies to notify the government if their products contain conflict minerals from Congo. That provision of the Dodd-Frank Act has created headaches for companies that import gold. Companies are concerned that the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act could create similar problems, according to the lawmakers.

Because China has transferred Uighur Muslims out of Xinjiang to work in other parts of the country, human rights advocates say it may be difficult for any U.S. company operating in China to ensure it isn’t benefiting, even indirectly, from forced labor.

Xinjiang, which borders Pakistan and Afghanistan, was conquered by China in the 1700s, and the Turkic Muslims who live there have long fought against Chinese rule. But in recent years, the Chinese government has been cracking down on Muslims, aided by advanced surveillance technology, such as artificial intelligence and facial recognition, a digital iron grip that has overwhelmed the population.

With an estimated 1 million to 2 million people placed in camps, human rights groups have called the situation in Xinjiang a cultural genocide. Some of those who “graduate” from the camps by renouncing Islam and learning to speak fluent Mandarin have been moved to factories in Xinjiang and surrounding regions.

China’s government has disputed the characterization of the program as “camps,” saying they were vocational training centers to reform minor criminals. Under heavy international pressure, officials declared the end of the program in December 2019, saying all students had successfully graduated. Some of the centers have been confirmed to be vacated, though some overseas Uighurs have said relatives remain detained or missing.

But China has thwarted efforts to observe human rights conditions in Xinjiang. Diplomats and foreign journalists who have visited the region almost universally report being repeatedly detained by authorities and blocked from approaching areas where camps are located. Recent satellite photos show the camps growing, not shrinking.

Uighurs reflect on 2009 violence that set off Chinese crackdown

While it’s unknown how much electronics manufacturing occurs in the region, some human rights groups believe there are plants that make electronics components in Xinjiang. And private companies, which act as brokers for Xinjiang laborers, have arranged for workers to be transferred from concentration camps to electronics factories outside of Xinjiang, according to human rights reports.

A March report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute identified four alleged instances in which labor from the Xinjiang region has been connected to Apple’s supply chain. The report alleges that the workers were likely to have been forced or coerced, but it did not offer proof confirming the work terms and conditions.

Ex-DEA agent Michael Levine talking about the drug dealing of the CIA. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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This is why Gary Webb "committed suicide" by shooting himself in the back of the head twice.

Colorado's Secretary of State Jena Griswold CAUGHT deleting Dominion Voting System Proposal from her OFFICIAL website (www.sos.state.co.us). Direct connection to Sequoia and Smartmatic through Senior Product Manager - Ronald Morales. by Orangutan in politics

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Trump was just another stooge, it wasn't till he saw he was getting booted out of office he finally found the cojones to do anything about it and just for a few days. He has been largely complicit.

Study Finds Connection Between Believing Russia Rigged 2016 Election And Believing 2020 Election Was Foolproof by Tom_Bombadil in funny

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I like you dude, maybe try and patch things up here instead of doing this.

Le Owned by Tarrock in MeanwhileOnReddit

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It's a redditor, he was too much of a pussy to actually talk to anyone.

Study Finds Connection Between Believing Russia Rigged 2016 Election And Believing 2020 Election Was Foolproof by Tom_Bombadil in funny

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Well, at least you aren't ... actually maybe I shouldn't give you any idea. The only reason magnora told me he banned you is cause he picked the top comment in that thread to write about it, which was mine. I had nothing to do with that.

Is Black Magic Real? | Shaykh Atabek Shukurov by AbuBakr in news

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No, saved you a click.

Murders in 2020 Up 31% Over 2019 in 59 Cities by BillionDollarEgg3 in news

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This site has news I didnt know I wanted

Thank you for subscribing to Cat Facts! Did you know that your cat isn't necessarily a fat ass, that bit o belly is called a Primal Pouch and it protects his internal organs from being ripped out as he goes about murdering hapless animals.

The last time each state voted for a third party candidate by magnora7 in maps

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That's disturbing... we can choose Pepsi or Coke except it's the same company.

Accused Kenosha killer Kyle Rittenhouse out of jail after posting $2M bail by Nemacolin in news

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at some point.

You already can't afford a fair trial.

Think very carefully before 'writing Donald Trump off' by PianoMan in news

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Sorry Australia, his front fell off and we have towed him outside the environment.

Ivanka Trump and AOC. If we could get Kayleigh McEnany in this that would be perfect. Who says politics is boring? by AmericanMuskrat in politics

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I only see you posting from brand new accounts.

I like talking to you and I didn't want you banned but this is kinda weird dude.

I explored SF's most dangerous neighborhood at night by jackass in news

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Alternative title: balding Australian loses his shit over homeless people cause he's a gigantic pussy.