Adult Swim cuts ties with 'Rick and Morty' co-creator Justin Roiland after domestic abuse charges by chottohen in Entertainment

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And like half the side characters. But that part isn't a huge deal, it's relatively easy to find people who can do the voices well enough. This guy alone could probably do it and because he's a nobody they could pay him peanuts, although they would be better off casting someone else to do Rick.

The bigger problem is he's the co-creator and much of the humor comes directly from him. Dan Harmon makes the show compelling and gives it plot and character development, but the bizzareness of it that makes the show unique comes from Justin Roiland. There are people who can imitate this and you can continue getting an OK show that will coast on it's success for a few seasons, but it will always feel a bit too formulaic and cheap without Roiland AND Harmon.

Typical they/them feeling offended and calling someone an "it"- how ironic. by [deleted] in TumblrInAction

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Ok, so I'm not quite as much on the anti-troon train as most of this subreddit, but surely they realize how this argument fails right?

They do have enough self awareness to understand that they make people uncomfortable all the time? They often THRIVE and GET OFF on it.

It's simply that they determined that your discomfort is a result of bigotry and therefore not valid, where as their discomfort is some sort of divine right or something right?

He painted a mural of Kanye West. Then a rabbi called by jet199 in NotTheOnion

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I'm with you for the first two sentences, you start losing me after that.

He is correct that the financial industries and the entertainment industries are both run by mostly Jewish people. But that doesn't mean it's RUN by "THE JEWS".

Where he and a lot of people who frequent this site are wrong is that there is no conspiracy on the level they think there is.

Jewish people are a protected class and have been since the end of WW2. But that doesn't mean they are the ones that choose or enforce this.

You are partly right about Zionists, because Israel was and has been a clusterfuck. They literally displaced people who were already living there.

There is also truth the the fact that in the US Zionists tend to get more pull than they should, largely because of the convenient placing of Jewish people in financial and entertainment sectors and the amount of funding we send towards Israel is kind of crazy.

But not quite as crazy as the Anti-semetic people think. It's more strategic than that. The U.S. has been trying to get a decent foothold in the Middle East since forever for strategic reasons. The U.S. has similarly over funded other regimes and countries in the Middle East like Iran, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and more. Israel so far has offered the most steadfast and truly loyal relationship to the middle east from the U.S. Israel might as well be a U.S. territory in some ways. They are the second most advanced (not powerful but advanced) military in the world and much of our funneled dollars end up paying directly back to us because their research is shared with us. Hydroponics technology, air and missile defense, and many more technologies come almost directly out of our close relationship with Israel.

Also to add, Palestine and other Arab states in the region are not entirely innocent either. Their position is understandable, but they use some down right barbaric practices towards Israel and American forces in the region.

Now that doesn't mean I fully support it. I'm part Middle Eastern. I come from a partly Muslim family.

But people on ALL sides of this debate tend to overstate their own sides and overlook many of the complexities and nuances in the clusterfuck that is the middle east and American/Jewish relations.

My biggest beef with how we handle Kanye is that his points should raise a discussion. Even if he is 100% wrong, it would be much better to PROVE that publicly so that others can learn from the debate, rather than censoring him and pretending like it's 100% him just being evil or crazy. He's neither. He's just a bit misguided and tends to frame things in overly dramatic ways, which makes his lyrics in music more compelling and interesting, but isn't the best at avoiding controversy and encouraging discussion. He needs to learn from THIS.

He had to be stopped before he collected them all. - TheDonald by Questionable in funny

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Who is it? I keep seeing his picture, I know it's not Matt Damon, but I'm out of the loop.

Year After Year After Year @ Disney by Rastafoo in whatever

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You are looking at the wrong phenomenon.

First these are not all JUST Disney, Universal and Sea World are in two of them (though I think they are two articles on the same thing, they are only a year apart, and one is about them getting caught, the other is about them being charged).

But do you know what literally ALL of those stories have in common? They are all in Florida.

Not one of these stories is about DisneyLAND in Anaheim, CA. Just sayin'

CNN hosts are PISSED no Jeopardy contestants knew the name of Biden's "history-making" SCOTUS pick by [deleted] in MediaAnalysis

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My answer would have been "I don't know I'm not a biologist".

Would it be too mean to do this to jews? by [deleted] in politics

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What are you going to do with the Ethiopian Jews/Beta Israel?

Hawaii's way of life has changed as a result of fire ants raining down on residents by Sunshine43 in Earth

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Thank you so much for your message and warning. I will not take them lightly. If the Lincoln is sunk in anything approaching a similar attack to Pearl Harbor in the next year or so, that would definitely be enough to make me start to believe. Nimitz class aircraft carriers are very difficult to sink and a carrier harbored in San Diego, across the largest ocean on the planet with satellite imaging and Hawaii as a halfway point, this would be a very impressive feat to the point I wouldn't at all be surprised God would warn some about it.

The Regan being sunk, or at least attacked in the near future would not surprise me that much on the other hand. It's stationed in Japan at the moment and would be a prime target for both China and North Korea and would be the first step for both countries in preventing retaliation against any other form of attack they may be planning. I am definitely in agreement that WWIII is looming on the horizon. As hard as the Nimitz class ships are to sink, I think they are in a very high risk position.

If you don't mind me asking, in which way has God revealed this in prophetic messages? Was it through videos like the one you shared with me? Does god fill you with understanding when you see them?

Anyways thank you again! I don't know if I am qualified to make this judgment but you are a good Christian. Trying to save others without resorting to self righteousness or violating the advice of Matthews 6:5.

Hawaii's way of life has changed as a result of fire ants raining down on residents by Sunshine43 in Earth

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I saw a bunch of WW2 and some Korean War footage, then part of an SNL skit featuring the profoundly unfunny Amy Shumer as Marry Todd telling Abraham Lincoln she had a bad feeling about the play where Lincoln would later be assassinated. Then a news report about the Nimitz Class USS Abraham Lincoln being transferred from Hawaii to San Diego which is where it currently is, in fact my brother was just on that ship 4 days ago to watch a basketball game of Gonzaga University vs Michigan State. Then it cut back to that skit, inter cut with what I THINK was Birth of a Nation, but it's been a while since I've seen that movie all I could tell is it's a black and white movie with Abraham Lincoln at "Our American Cousin" again, then it played some video from the Michael Bay movie "Pearl Harbor", then it cut to another different SNL skit where Abraham Lincoln is being an obnoxious theater goer which hints at that's why he was shot. Then I saw a quote about evil and Ephesians 5.

I do think that history has a tendency to rhyme more than repeat itself. I don't think it's often exactly the same and I also think our brains are wired for pattern recognition which makes us see patterns in things that aren't really that significant.

Sorry if that's not what you were looking for, I just don't think I'm seeing what you want me to see. Is there some association between Pearl Harbor and Abraham Lincoln you are wanting me to see? Is it just that the carrier named the "USS Abraham Lincoln" was briefly moored at Pearl Harbor?

Hawaii's way of life has changed as a result of fire ants raining down on residents by Sunshine43 in Earth

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You seem to imply they fall off the trees. On HIKING trails. I think the author specified that as well. But yeah in hiking trails there are big broad leaf trees over you, often with ant-edible material all over them. So the ants go up to get food then the wind picks up and the fall down from the trees onto you, usually along with some water droplets that were on the plants. It's happened to me a few times.

But all I meant about it being a paradise is the climate and ecosystem. The big island definitely still has an active volcano on it. The other islands don't most people live on Oahu, Maui is probably the second biggest, but there isn't that much work out there except tourism and things that support tourist industries.

Also, not sure what I just watched but I LOVED early Royksopp in the beginning.

Hawaii's way of life has changed as a result of fire ants raining down on residents by Sunshine43 in Earth

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Yeah, it's definitely riddled with hyperbole.

But you also, Arkansas is not exactly lush with tropical rain forests like much of Hawaii is. I think this might contribute to that distinction. You have plenty of trees, but not the broadleaf lush sort of trees that these kinds of ants thrive in to the point that they really do rain down on you on hiking trails.

I live in California. We have fire ants here too and they definitely can be a bother. There is one spot in particular on my typical exercise root where I tend to get bitten by them.

But I also visited Hawaii at least once a year every year from 1992-2012 and lived there for 6 months in 2015. Then have visited several more times since there. My Great Grandparents lived in Hawaii and my wife's mom was born and raised there, so we visit her grandparents there every year or two. So I have seen this infestation happen first hand. Even though there is exaggeration, it really is pretty bad.

Hawaii is not like continental US. The ecosystem is more delicate. It genuinely was something of a paradise precisely because of how safe almost everything native was. There were almost no venomous insects or snakes, almost no poisonous plants, the most terrifying prey animals on land were the wild boar which are also comparatively small to boar we have here on the mainland. The temperatures are pretty much always perfect, you never get too hot or too cold even in the winter while raining if you are naked, unless you are on one of the mountains, temperatures are usually in the high 60s to low 70s.

Native Hawaiian ants were subject to a similar shrinking effect to pigmeys they are no match for the fire ants that are making quick work of them.

I don't know I could go on, but you get the point. I'm no tree-hugger, and I think people like Jason Mamoa over exaggerate these things. But, we really are losing something by having these invasive species.

That Thing You All Knew Was Happening Is Happening (13:00) ~ Shoe0nHead by JasonCarswell in censorship

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I used to absolutely love her. She was one of the first moderate anti-sjw/woke/postmodernist youtubers there was.

How long until the trans craze wears off? by JoeyJoeJoe in AskSaidIt

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When the right finally gives in and accepts it, then all of a sudden they will start becoming aware of all the problems it causes and find a way to spin it as if it were a right wing concept all along.

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I can't fit in most plane seats, I'm not fat or anythings, I just have long legs. If they have Economy+ I will pay for it, if they don't I will try my best, but I know the people in front of me are going to be almost as uncomfortable as I am.

Biden is an absolute fucktard by chickenz in whatever

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How would arming Ukraine help anything?

Arming Ukraine escalates the conflict and makes it more likely that Putin uses nukes. Putin is DEFINITELY the type of person to fire a nuke if he isn't getting his way.

The moment he uses a nuke one of two things happens.

  1. U.S. retaliates in kind and launches a nuke at Russia. Russia will retaliate and send a nuke back at the US. US retaliates by sending all nukes at Russia, Russia retaliates by sending all nukes at US and NATO allies. World ends.

  2. U.S. does not retaliate. Putin/Russia have now successfully called the U.S. bluff and nuclear deterrent is not a thing anymore. Nukes start getting used, and once again you have a likely end of the world. Best outcome is either we let Russia win at this point and take whatever they want from the entire world, or eventually U.S. and Russia are so destroyed that all nuclear weapons are banned, but we've now still irradiated a significant part of the planet.

Biden is an absolute fucktard by chickenz in whatever

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I mean I smoke weed. I get it. I think most drug laws are stupid.

But she broke the law in RUSSIA. What the fuck did she expect? I mean that's just stupid. Weed is one of the EASIEST drugs to catch people using because the smell is so strong. If she was a normal person, Biden and any other president would have let her rot in Russian prison.

I don't know if Biden knows this, but we have a whole WAR going on with Russia and the Ukraine, and there are much bigger fish to fry that one dumbass WNBA star.

Top 15 Best PayPal Alternatives For Online Payments by TheRealPanzer in Internet

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I find it hilarious that Venmo is #4.

Venmo is still PayPal. It just has a social media overlay.

It was a separate company from 2009 to 2012 and had some slight differences in fee structure that made it slightly cheaper for credit card payments specifically. But Paypal bought them in 2012 and it has been just PayPal with a social media overlay ever since.

Tulsi Gabbard leaves Democratic Party, denounces it as 'elitist cabal' by [deleted] in politics

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Because if she runs anything other than Democrat she get's dismissed. If she ran independent we would have absolutely no idea who she is at all. If she ran Republican she would be dismissed as being too moderate also Trump was the incumbent (who also was a Democrat until relatively recently btw, worth noting) and she never would have gotten any attention.

As a Democrat she gets the credit of being actually heard out and listened to before they paint her with their typical "canceling brush" like they did. She got a place at the debates and a level of respect that she was able to pivot on which later made her appealing to Fox News just like Caitlyn Jenner.

At this point though she has burned the last of those bridges and can't get anything else out of calling herself a Democrat except maybe a jab about self identification, but that's not her style.

r/MTFSelfieTrain - Do I look like a man? Yes. Yes you do. by BenitoGreen99 in TumblrInAction

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I would add, no "she" doesn't look like a man, but "she" definitely doesn't look like a woman either. "She" barely looks human.

"She" looks like a Auschwitz victim that got put in a wig and shitty makeup to humiliate him.

Who Really Holds the Power? by Tarrock in politics

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Hey man, I just wanted to first say, I like you. It's rare to have someone with a different perspective not act like a jerk and an asshole about it. You are clearly much more confident in your intelligence than most people I have talked to on reddit to on saidit and I both admire that, and will add that that confidence is well deserved.

I agree to an extent. It's definitely kinda fucked up how far back the line was drawn because of Hitler. The guy was awful, but literally everyone has redeeming qualities.

It is bizarre to me how the numbers in the holocaust don't add up. Some how it's 6 million Jews, but also gays, blacks and political dissidents were also included, but the number is 6 million Jews of 6 million dead.

That said.

No one has any issues if you say the Jews run Hollywood. It's generally well known, and unless there were other reasons to suspect you are being anti-semetic rather than just explaining the fact that Jewish people are very well connected in Hollywood.

People don't get upset if you say there is a disproportionate number of Jews in Politics.

It's when you start getting it wrong people have an issue. Even if it's just a tiny exaggeration. Meanwhile I will admit that the left is able to exaggerate and misinterpret everything a white person says.

So I would definitely give you that.

I would also definitely agree that Jews both have a disproportionate amount of power generally and have a tendency to help each other out in ways that other white people generally don't and would be perceived racist if they did.

But apart from Hollywood and the financial industries, I really just don't buy that Jews have that much power. I think in the US at least Anglo-Saxons if anything have the most disproportionate amount of power. Apart from Kennedy, and Trump, every president we have ever had has been at least half Anglo-Saxon.

I don't know man. I can understand to an extent where you are coming from, but you appear to be grasping at straws at least to me.

I'm genuinely curious though what had inspired this perspective in you. I am not above the idea that maybe I am missing something.

I'm kind of drunk right now though. Been doing beer flights at breweries all night. Feels great!

Who Really Holds the Power? by Tarrock in politics

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When people are talking about "rich white liberals" though they are usually including Jews. I get that you don't see it that way, but I promise you, most people born after 1975 see Jewish people as just another shade of white, along with Irish, Italians, Russians etc. There is no more need to separate them from other white liberals than any other group under the "white" umbrella. That's why.

But I see people shit on "rich jewish liberals" all the time. Bill Maher seems to do it on pretty much every other show.

I'll give you the Indian one, though I think that's largely because they haven't permeated politics or industry to a sufficient extent anyone is really hating on them at all. It's usually just jokes about the way they talk and bob their heads.

Jews have also been drifting conservative over the past 20 years, especially religious Jews as opposed to non-practicing or loosely practicing Jews largely because conservatives are generally more supportive of Israel and liberals are more supportive of Palestine, especially after 9/11. They are still by and large Democrats, but it went from 90% down to like 60-75% depending on the polling source.

I'll give you that about Ben Shapiro with the donations to Israel. He's not at all ashamed of it. Just like most Catholics are not ashamed of the fact they pay tithings to the church that fund the Vatican, and a lot of protestant Christians donate to fund missions to convert people across the globe and to fund mega churches.

I mean, most of my Jewish friends definitely consider themselves white. There are situations where they don't I'll give you that. But yeah, they totally do.

Who Really Holds the Power? by Tarrock in politics

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Really? I feel like I see it all the time. It's only when it gets into the "Jewish mass conspiracy to dominate the world" territory that people shut it down, and that's because this one asshat started spouting that shit about a hundred years ago, and basically everything about him is now taboo, including his sweet mustache and the entire concept of eugenics.

But have you ever watched a movie? Jews get criticized and mocked all the time. You are allowed to tell Jew jokes for the most part, they are considered only mildly offensive, where as "white people" jokes and "men" jokes are considered completely ok. I think the closest thing to Jew jokes in terms of acceptability and offensiveness is women jokes or maybe Mexican jokes. Just enough you can piss people off and maaaaaybe get canceled if you take it too far, but not that bad.

Black people, LGBT people, and Muslims are are the ones you can't criticize even when it's valid.

Who Really Holds the Power? by Tarrock in politics

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I'm not sure what informs you that "I don't know what I'm talking about" but I can provide sources for everything I have said. It's well documented and known. None of this should be new information to anyone.

The work also reveals for the first time that Asians owe their relatively light skin to different mutations. That means that light skin arose independently at least twice in human evolution, in each case affecting populations with the facial and other traits that today are commonly regarded as the hallmarks of Caucasian and Asian races.

Below is a basic summary of the Aryan people and their migration to Iran. You are welcome to read it or not. You said you don't care, so I'm sure you probably won't read it.

Below is an additional source on the parallel development of "light skinned" skin pigmentation as determined by genetic research.

Who Really Holds the Power? by Tarrock in politics

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Technically middle eastern people are also considered white by the US government and the census bureau. I am half middle eastern and I have to check Caucasian on everything and get none of the privileges other PoCs do unless I was also Muslim, but neither me nor my parents are Muslim.

But that said you are getting into semantics, have you ever seen ancestry tests, almost no one is pure European.

Also light skinned genetics are believed to have evolved twice actually, and pure blooded Persians are ALSO white. In fact Iran literally means, land of the Aryans since Persians are believed to be descended from the Aryans as they fled what is now India and Pakistan.

That all said, this is besidethe case, the left absolutely views Jews as white and has for over 20 years now. They are just as much the enemy of the modern left as any other person of European ancestry just like Irish and Italians niw are, but were oppressed in the 1800s much the same way blacks were in the 1950s.

Who Really Holds the Power? by Tarrock in politics

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You got me on the Jewish thing. It's a faith that anyone can practice, and also four distinct ethnicities, where only Ashkenazi and Sephardic are white, Ethiopian and middle eastern Jews are not white.

As for the Ben Shapiro/Nick Sandmann thing, what are you talking about? This is the first time I have heard about that at all. It's my understanding that he largely rushed to Sandmann's defense after the media had slammed him. What am I missing here?

Who Really Holds the Power? by Tarrock in politics

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I agree with the sentiment generally, but why are you focusing on Jews specifically?

You realize how that makes the argument seem invalid don't you?

I don't think Robin DiAngelo is Jewish, Bezos isn't Jewish, and neither are any of the dozens of POC authors they push.

Meanwhile people like Ben Shapiro are among the people that most espouse the opposite.

Jewish people are white.

What exactly is non binary and how would someone "feel" like one? by jacques1102 in TumblrInAction

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True, gender non conforming is the new in.

But gay is at least kinda cool.

Straight cis means you are a bad person and boring too.

What exactly is non binary and how would someone "feel" like one? by jacques1102 in TumblrInAction

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I really don't think this is true. I think they would have no problem admitting if they were homo.

I think if anything it's usually straight kids not wanting to admit they are, because we now teach kids that only oppressed groups can be the good guys, or heroes, or interesting people.

So they convince themselves just because they are not blonde bimbos or dude bros that means they must be neither and that simply by existing as such they are tearing down millennia of gender oppression by the patriarchal tyranny that exists over everything.

Woman had 55 batteries in her bum and stomach - doctors say it's ‘most ever’ by Psychosomatic in NotTheOnion

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Butt WHY?

I understand the urge to put things in your booty for fun to some extent. It does give sexual pleasure and what not, but why AA and AAA batteries?

I mean surely you'd have to know how dangerous that is, look how corroded some of them are.

If you are going to go for it anyways, why not D for the added size and weight, or 9v for the added jolt?

Do you think trans activists actually believe their own BS? by jacques1102 in TumblrInAction

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On a surface level, yes many of them actually do believe their own B.S.

But leftism like any religion or cult uses a series of thought prevention tools to stop people from being able to question these beliefs fully.

People who are brought up left wing are often sufficiently indoctrinated that even when presented with absolute proof or evidence that their beliefs make no sense, will likely refuse to acknowledge it and will double down and/or dismiss the evidence as heretical (bigoted, racist, transphobic etc.).

The London Marathon has fallen for the enby nonsense. by ClassroomPast6178 in TumblrInAction

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It does, that's why non-binary people have taken the term "enby", pronounced the same but spelled differently.


All: Do you know trans people in real life? by peakingatthemoment in GCdebatesQT

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I'm somewhat bisexual and when I was in my teens and 20s I was REALLY sexual and REALLY liberal. I'm still liberal in fact, but the left is less liberal than the right at this point imo. Democrats haven't been liberal for at least a decade despite the fact we often call the left "liberal".

I think I personally know at least 150 actual trans people, and that's not including people who I would call trans trenders and gender flux and other forms of gender non-conforming.

I take absolutely no issue with people who simply want to live their lives as the gender that corresponds to the opposite sex.

I take issue with the fact we have to pretend that they are not actually the sex they were born. We all know they are. Their body still is. I don't like being gaslit or coerced into pretending they are not. As I see it the bathroom debate is actually part of this. Bathrooms have nothing to do with what you identify as or how you feel inside, they are based on your physical sex. Urinals are for if you have a penis only, so the bathroom with a urinal works for you if you have a penis. Women's bathrooms have little trash cans in them because women menstruate and have to dispose of the sanitary napkins. Putting these in both bathrooms takes up resources for cleaning staff who now have to work twice as hard. Apart from this I don't really care what bathroom you use, it (should be) a free country.

I take issue with the concept of compelled speech. This is an inherently NON-LIBERAL value. If I wanna call someone a she, whether they are actually male, or female. I don't care if they are a trans-man, trans-woman, cis-man, or cis-woman or anything else. I can call them whatever I want. That is free speech, and free thought. Same goes for any other word, hateful or not. Now do I deserve certain repercussions if I am clearly doing so just to be a jerk, yeah, but not from the government, and not for any speech platform.

Also I think the other problem I have is that the trans gender argument flies in the face of the feminist argument, and no one except TERFs seem to realize it. Either gender means something or it doesn't. If it doesn't than "trans" doesn't mean anything either, if it does, then we need a cohesive definition.

Disney to feature 'first openly gay teen romance' in new film Strange World by FlyingKangaroo in TumblrInAction

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A recent report about a year ago has shown that for Disney censoring for Chinese markets doesn't actually pay off they expected it would. That's part of the reason why Disney has stopped doing it, and begun leaning into the opposite strategy. That's not to say that they won't still do it a bit, but the bad PR they receive for doing so actually hurts their bottom line more than the benefit of legally showing in China.

Mikhail Gorbachev passes away … by TheRealPanzer in politics

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Yes, about 24 hours ago. :P

Facebook Tells Moderators to Allow Graphic Images of Russian Airstrikes but Censors Israeli Attacks by HongKongPhooey in censorship

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I fail to understand how that was the case?

Facebook wasn't given to Zuck, he just copied MySpace, but made it so only college students could use it. This created the illusion of exclusivity which made everyone want it. By the time he opened it up to all users, it was seen as the better alternative.

Coinciding with this, MySpace allowed users with understanding of HTML to bypass the format of MySpace to create their own layouts and designs. Facebook couldn't implement this feature which turned out to be a blessing for them. This lead to a more disjointed and chaotic feel that made Facebook easier to use for utility. People preferred updating their own profiles on MySpace, but the more restrictive nature of Facebook made it easier to use for both users viewing other peoples profiles, and for advertisers to know who and what they were advertising.

No government handed it to him though. I worked for Friendster at the time which was the social network before MySpace or Facebook.

An Unusual $1.6 Billion Donation Bolsters Conservatives by FozzieBear in politics

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I wouldn't say not at all, but it's definitely not 100% accurate.

That said, Republicans are more Conservative than Democrats are Liberal. They don't even believe in free market capitalism or free speech.

After Seeing The Jump In Trump’s Poll Numbers, Biden Orders FBI To Raid His House Too by CreditKnifeMan in WorldPolitics

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Babylon Bee is KILLING it lately.

It reminds me a lot of what the Onion was about 20 years ago.

Roundup & other herbicides increase antiobiotic resistance evolution. (2018) by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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Fill me in here, I'm having a hard time seeing it. What's the "conspiracy" here?

This is a known consequence of natural selection. Plentiful life that is nearly but not completely killed by something will develop resistance over several generations of repeated use of that thing.

Monkeypox vaccine now available for “high risk” children. I’m sorry, what?!? by ID10T in TumblrInAction

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I mean, this is true even without the need for them to be pretty. It spreads through skin to skin contact. Sex is a form of skin to skin contact, and it's the primary way THIS wave of monkey pox is spreading, but it's definitely not the only way to spread it. Especially between a parent and a child.

Scientific Consensus is extremely fallible by platonic1 in whatever

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I agree up to a point. I don't think all humans need to believe in something in that sense.

I really don't believe in very much at all. I have things that I think are true, but I am a man of very little faith.

I want to add I don't think this makes me particularly special, I think I'm in a minority but not a significant one, I'd estimate somewhere between 10-20% of people are like this to some degree. I don't think this has any baring on intelligence or anything either, it's just different.

I think for most of these people though I would agree entirely, they need a belief system, and they simply have eschewed one religion for another while deluding themselves into believing it's not a religion.

But again what I think is insidious about it actually is the corruption of science. It's an absolutely necessary tool for improving our understanding of the world and it's being appropriated and misguided.

A similar corruption is happening with language too. Words are being redefined or replaced and words that describe important topics or distinctions are being muddied by vagueness or vulgarity. This is becoming obvious now, but the first time I witnessed the ramifications of this was what happened with the definition of homosexuality or gayness in the late 90s, and then watched it happen again with Amy Coney Barrett's interview as a supreme court justice.

The definition used to be someone who engages in sexual acts with a person of the same sex. It was an ACTION. Something with tangible and provable effects. This is why you had questions that seem so silly today like "If you are in prison and a man rapes you, does that make you gay". We switched the definition to a sexual preference. Something that is internal and not provable for the sake of strengthening the argument that homosexuality is not a choice. Well it absolutely was by the previous definition, as excepting situations of rape sex is a voluntary act and a choice. We proceeded to shame and make fun of people who were confused asking why it wasn't a choice, without acknowledging that the definition had changed. Then in 2020 when Amy Coney Barrett was interviewing to become a Supreme Court Justice she used the term "sexual preference" to define homosexuality, which they shamed her for, claiming that a preference is a choice (no it's not, I don't choose to prefer pizza to tacos, I just do) and the new term is "sexual orientation" even Merriam Webster literally changed their definition that very night.

Scientific Consensus is extremely fallible by platonic1 in whatever

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The scientific method is the basis for science. It's a tool for weeding out biases like these. Peer review functions as a multiplier for this effect.

However blind faith in scientific consensus is not science at all. It's actually inherently unscientific. This is Dogmatic Scientism like you said and it's really not very different from any other religion or faith.

This is just one of many tools post modernists have used to undermine human knowledge and growth. I know that's not how they see it, but it's literally the same kind of thought process that lead us into the dark ages a one and a half millennia ago.

To atheist of TiA,why do some atheist support the trans ideology when.... by jacques1102 in TumblrInAction

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These are the same types of people who would have been devout religious if religion was still in vogue. They have no problem ignoring logic or having contradictory ideas play out. The Trans argument is absolutely riddled with them, this should be in no way news to you.

Finland built this tomb to store nuclear waste. Can it survive for 100,000 years? by GeorgeCarlin in environment

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This was the beauty of the Yucca mountain waste plan. It was geologically stable and there was virtually zero risk. We had nearly completed construction too.

The man who married a hologram in Japan can no longer communicate with his virtual wife by TheRealPanzer in technology

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Fun fact, his wife, Hatsune Miku will turn 15 in 6 days (August 31, 2022).

He married an 11 year old.

Woman, 36, is handed $17,979 bill for breast cancer screening despite being insured - and could have paid $2,100 if she did NOT use her insurance by HongKongPhooey in corruption

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Something like this happened to me, only with way less money, but I'm still pissed about it.

I had my hearing go out on my right side a few years ago, during a particularly rough time in my life financially, and rightly I went to the doctor to try to figure it out. I had been having a lot of issues on the right side of my body (I still am, but that's only somewhat related) He ordered a series of tests including an MRI and a hearing test. My insurance did not approve the MRI so I didn't end up getting it, but several of the other tests I had to do they didn't deny until AFTER I had finished the test leaving me in a bit of debt. My hearing also returned about a week before the hearing test could fit me in, so naturally I felt it wasn't necessary but my doctor told me to get it anyways because my insurance would definitely cover it and he wanted to establish a base line in case it got worse again in the future.

When I went to the lab I told them I didn't really want to get the test unless it was 100% covered by insurance. I reiterated that I did not have the money and I do not consent to the test if it makes me liable for paying a cent. They assured me it was and they had gotten pre-approval from my insurance. Now the test cost $60 without insurance but with insurance it was a little over $500. I got the test done, and 3 months later I received a bill for $539. I called them and told them that I wasn't paying it, they had told me it was pre-approved and assured me that I wouldn't be paying a dime. They said that my insurance was refusing to pay it. Now I should add here, this insurance was still the insurance I had from when I had a good paying job, it was Blue Shield Platinum PPO which is supposed to be the best insurance you can get, yet they still weaseled out of everything. I fought this thing tooth and nail and eventually got the bill talked down to $150 after over a year when it started affecting my credit score because they had sent debt collectors after me. By then I had a job again and I could pay it, but the principle of the thing REALLY pissed me off.

Scientific Consensus is extremely fallible by platonic1 in whatever

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True, but it does illustrate the same vulnerability in bias that can lead to a false consensus.

Getting published in a scientific journal, though a far cry short of a scientific consensus, is still a HUGE step in that direction. Especially paired with the fact that several of these studies were touted as "groundbreaking" and garnered a fair amount of praise with little to no challenge. Without CRITICAL peer review the current system breaks down.

Scientific Consensus is extremely fallible by platonic1 in whatever

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I think this was clearly and with sweet irony scientifically proven by the works of James A. Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose and Peter Boghossian

Heroic Kim Kardashian thief says he feels NO guilt for gunpoint Paris robbery and reveals $10MIL jewel heist was inspired by her parading her valuables online by HongKongPhooey in news

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Victim doesn't mean "good guy" it just means in this one particular situation they are on the receiving end of something bad.

This message never became more clear to me than with George Floyd. They wanted to make that guy out as a saint. He wasn't. He was kinda a bad dude. But that doesn't make Derek Chauvin a good guy either, they are just two bad people and in this one scenario at least Derek Chauvin did a bad thing to George Floyd.

So let me get this straight. I go to the grocery store and buy a lb. of ham wrapped in plastic, a loaf of bread in plastic, milk in a plastic jug, napkins wrapped in plastic, a salad in plastic, and they won't give me a plastic bag to carry it home because the plastic bag is bad for the environment? by Orangutan in politics

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Dude this has been the law in my state for almost a decade now. It gets even funnier than that though.

You can still get single use plastic bags from non-grocers, target and Walmart used to be able to get away with this since they aren't technically grocers they are retail stores with a grocery store in them.

You can still get "reusable" plastic bags from grocers at $0.10 a piece. These bags are like 10 times thicker than the traditional plastic bags and use way more plastic. No one ever reuses these. People used to reuse the old kind as trash bags, but no one reuses these for some reason. I'm not sure why. People buy better reusable bags, everyone has dozens of them, but no one ever remembers to bring them with them to the store.

During Covid people were even more reluctant to reuse reusable bags for potential contamination. One church of the current thing superseded the other.

"This country was built on gangs. This country is still running on gangs. Republicans. Democrats, The Police Department, FBI, CIA. Those are gangs." Tupac Shakur by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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Absolutely right on the money, but then again no one is quoting Biggie, not that he has much that particularly worth quoting.

Neil Wokeman's lies getting exposed by beerghal in TumblrInAction

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I mean, only slightly, that just kicks the can down the road another decade. They still changed him from white to black for the same reasons. That said, while I loved the old Nick Fury like our boy David Hasselhoff, basing the character around Samuel L. Jackson was actually a pretty smart move and gave the character a more modern and realistic quality.

That said I'm ok race and gender swapping left and right so long as it can always go both ways. I kinda like the idea if they had Daniel Reed Crenshaw play an alternate universe version of Nick Furry.

"This country was built on gangs. This country is still running on gangs. Republicans. Democrats, The Police Department, FBI, CIA. Those are gangs." Tupac Shakur by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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I will never understand the insane level reverence people have for Tupac.

He's kinda bright for a rapper... but that's a pretty low bar. He's no great philosopher or political commentator. At least Biggie knew what he was.

All the responses were telling her to dump her boyfriend by beerghal in TumblrInAction

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Believe it or not, it's actually more moderate than /r/TwoXChromosomes even though they started as the more extreme and radical version of /r/TwoXChromosomes.

Rise in popularity for anal sex leads to health problems for women by HongKongPhooey in NotTheOnion

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Like a fine fudge.

'Trans Gamer Girl': The Suspect That Tried to Murder Brett Kavanaugh by [deleted] in news

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CNN: Nothing to see here, brave individual saves oppressed from fascist rapist dictator.

This is exactly what my gender queer ribbon dance therapy instructor said too. by Adventurous_Ad6212 in TumblrInAction

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¿ʇno puᴉɟ noʎ p,ʍoɥ ǝʇɐɯ ʎǝʞᴉɹƆ

This is exactly what my gender queer ribbon dance therapy instructor said too. by Adventurous_Ad6212 in TumblrInAction

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The REAL victims of the Holocaust were the Australians. No further evidence or arguments are needed.

California: Homeless Camp Charges 200$ Rent by sproketboy in politics

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Why is he or OP saying "California"?

The article clearly states Portland. There is no Portland in California, this camp is in Oregon.

There is a Church that goes by the same name as this camp "Grace's Oasis", but there is no relation between the two.

Edit: In about 5 seconds I've managed to do about twice as much research as this Romanian idiot did.

The actual story is basically that a homeless woman, named Grace started the homeless camp 3-4 years ago. Recently she's begun taking $200 per a person, which is pretty illegal since she in no way owns the land. It's important to note that at around this same time Portland's Homeless shelters all reached capacity and camps have begun growing out of control. The articles I have read all seem a bit skimpy on the details but it looks like the homeless from this camp have been stealing from both a storage lot nearby and also an RV park nearby. She claims the money is to reinvest into maintaining the lot and community wellness, which I think is probably bullshit. One article sort of hints that she may be paying off the owners of the RV park and the storage lot so that they cause less problems.

I should add I'm something of an expert on the topic of homelessness on the West Coast. Roughly 15 years ago I created a documentary series on the growing homelessness problem in Southern California. Part of my research phase actually involved me living as a homeless person for several one week stints totaling to about 3 months. I've been featured on the news nearly a dozen times for this. I am also involved homeless shelter/rehabilitation program in south Oregon with plans to expand operations to Northern California within the next 10 years and it's the most successful rehabilitation program in the entire United States too. Generally within about 6 months we tend to get homeless people not only jobs but steady jobs and a car. As of last year less than 2% of the people who participated in our program have ever ended up homeless again.

Completely Incompatible As A Food Source by Questionable in whatever

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You are right, my bad.

are you cacomorphobic? by gloomy_bear in AskSaidIt

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Nope not at all.

My fiancee was nearly 300 lbs at one point. She was over 250 when I met her. This is after my previous girlfriend was a model, gymnast and cheerleader. I prefer a fit body of course, but I am not repulsed by fat either.

A bunch of people in my life looked at my sideways for dating her at first, but honestly she's a beautiful and wonderful person who just struggled with unhealthy eating habits. She's been working hard on correcting them recently and is able to do so partly because I am neither positively reinforcing her to be fat the way most fat acceptance movement people do, nor do I bully her or make her feel bad for it the way most normal people do. I've gently encouraged her, and tried to help her make healthier dietary choices combined with regular walks and physical activity. She is about 5 lbs away from being in the normal range for the first time in her adult life now and I suspect she will hit that within a couple of months at the rate she has been going.

This all said, I am also very against the fat acceptance movement in it's current form. It is a SERIOUS health and lifestyle concern and anyone (excepting people with EXCEPTIONALLY stacked muscle mass) over a BMI of about 30, should make it their primary goal to get it down and should aim to be below 25 or so. It is not ok to over-compensate and tell these people that it's completely OK. No it's not. It's a serious issue.

FDA Quietly Adds Warning Of Serious Side Effects To Puberty Blockers by [deleted] in news

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Gal? That's clearly Brent Spiner in a wig!

Nichelle Nichols, Lieutenant Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 89 by TheRealPanzer in Movies

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Not actually true even though it's a commonly accepted story. Technically it wasn't even the first interracial kiss on Star Trek, let alone on TV.

Also it was supposed to be with Leonard Nimoy in the script, but Shatner demanded it be with him instead.

FDA Quietly Adds Warning Of Serious Side Effects To Puberty Blockers by [deleted] in news

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I don't mind turning into John Cena, as long as it doesn't make me speak mandarin... oh shit.

Completely Incompatible As A Food Source by Questionable in whatever

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I don't really twitter, but from my limited understanding, Rob Schnneider didn't say anything besides "Bill Gates Go F#ck Yourself!" right?

It's the other person, Jacqueline Gan who said all of this quarter truth pseudoscience.

Completely Incompatible As A Food Source by Questionable in whatever

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I LOVE your comment and the message you are pointing out.

That said I think you are confusing sodium and potassium with the water reaction.

Otherwise spot on.

Another great comparison to this that's a little more spot on is that we literally can't digest cellulose which comprises the cell wall of vegetables. That said even though we can't digest this part, vegetables are still generally very good for you and necessary and in fact the undigested cellulose is crucial to the digestive process as it helps work as a bulk forming fibre.

Wikipedia editors caught altering definition of “Recession” to assist Whitehouse get snarky at being called out over their blatant bias. by ClassroomPast6178 in TumblrInAction

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I mean, I know the different demographic here, but still I feel like your comment would carry a lot more weight without the word "kike" in it.

Especially since Jewish Americans have started drifting right over the past 20 years since 9/11.

FDA Quietly Adds Warning Of Serious Side Effects To Puberty Blockers by [deleted] in news

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Says “Satan Tells Women to Have Abortions” by HongKongPhooey in politics

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This is the same energy as all the pro-choice people insisting that pro-life people are pro-life because they want to control women's bodies.

They are both bullshit.

Wrote this on reddit, whole thread of people justifying failed antidepressants by [deleted] in whatever

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Celexa kinda worked for me too. The only problem was it affected my memory severely. Huge chunks of my memory from when I was on it are just gone.

Invalidating a males neovagina is more violent than actual violence by [deleted] in TumblrInAction

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What is the obsession with making words lose all meaning?

Scientists hack into flies' brains with remote control to make them sex-obsessed by HongKongPhooey in technology

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Spanish Fly?

"Teens" try to steal a car while a man's family is still in it by Rob3122 in whatever

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Are they African or Indian? I couldn't tell from the video. I know the video is shot in Mumbai, so I would assume it's mostly Indians.

Edit: Nah, the guy in the track suit at least is definitely black.

Our empty oceans: Scots team's research finds Atlantic plankton all but wiped out in catastrophic loss of life by GeorgeCarlin in environment

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Thanks for that. Is there any data past 2009 though?

This study is published in 2011 but only analyzes data up to 2009.

Again, I am not personally doubting you or anything, I am just anticipating dismissal from anyone I show this to and I know that would be the first thing they would go for.

Our empty oceans: Scots team's research finds Atlantic plankton all but wiped out in catastrophic loss of life by GeorgeCarlin in environment

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Any chance you have a link to that?

Do you mean the Continuous Plankton Recorder? If so, as far as I can tell they have no data past 2014 and a huge gap in data from 1982-2009.

Riddle Me This by Questionable in whatever

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Eco crusader Kylie Jenner, 24, is slammed for taking 12-min flight on her $70m private jet when the drive was only 26 miles - and she drove 30mins in the WRONG direction to reach the plane! by HongKongPhooey in NotTheOnion

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BTU efficiency means practically nothing though. It tells us a bit about energy efficiency but that's about it.

But commercial airline flights at optimum passenger numbers can get relatively close to the energy efficiency of a car per a ground mile, they still pollute more, but they aren't completely awful for the environment.

However, a private jet, flying 26 miles is absolutely INSANELY wasteful no matter how you cut it.

it's more likely than you think by Aerozine in TumblrInAction

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True, but the most common shellfish allergies are to specific compounds or proteins. It's usually crustaceans too not mollusks. I genuinely think it is kind of stupid that most doctors don't inform people of this.

The kinds that would carry over to crickets are actually going fairly rare by my understanding.

NJ transgender woman transferred from women’s only prison after impregnating 2 inmates, report says by SoCo in news

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To be honest, yeah I would almost want to go to prison at that point.

Why do my balls smell like vinegar? by yibba in AskSaidIt

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Low PH (acidic) and most likely a bacterial imbalance.

Wash your balls, then maybe slather them in room temperature yogurt. I know it sounds weird, but it will actually help. Just make sure you wash them again before you go sticking your salami in anyone else.

Will the ban have an affect on people changing their opinions on the social justice ideology? by jacques1102 in TumblrInAction

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Honestly, if I were going by straight level of one sided prejudice and hate, KiA would be at the top of the list with SJiA just below it and TiA way below that.

TiA, at least before coming to this website was a mix of people of all sorts of political ideologies and was far more moderate on all things. It was focused mainly on pointing out the absurdity of the self righteous extreme left, and not on pushing any particular ideology.

Bigoted posts happened but were almost always downvoted by the community.

KiA simply has the benefit of not being as memeable, so their community is smaller and mods/admins have to do a lot more reading to find bannable offenses. Also because they are a smaller community they don't have as diverse of posts, one way or the other.

refugees welcome by Aerozine in TumblrInAction

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Why would the AUSTRALIAN Bureau of Statistics be publishing data on Sweden?

refugees welcome by Aerozine in TumblrInAction

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It's the Maoris.

They make up only 16.5% of the NZ population, yet are the offenders in 45% of violent crimes.

Randy husband buys sex doll that looks like wife for when she's not in the mood by HongKongPhooey in NotTheOnion

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This is actually kinda sweet in a weird way.

The Nazis Were Hypercapitalists by GeorgeCarlin in history

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The way you ask people to repeat after you reminds me of those posts you used to always see on /r/tumblrinaction. The only thing you are missing is a clap emoji between every word.

Whitepeopletwitter embraces the echo chamber by [deleted] in MeanwhileOnReddit

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What is funniest to me is all the people thinking they've got a gotcha by making it sound like gay pride.

The origins of the Proud Boys is that it was a fan club for the comedian Gavin McInnes. If you don't know him yet, look him up, he's HILARIOUS and an anti-woke comedian.

There was an intern (or a classmate of his son, his story changed slightly later) that was singing [proud of your boy]from the Aladdin musical]( and he thought it was really gay and funny. So he created a group from his fans that were supposed to learn to be men. It was basically a knock off of fight club, but it was never meant to be taken seriously.

After people started protesting his shows, especially on college campuses and often attacking his fans, the Proud Boys showed up to protect fans and make sure they could exit and enter.

They started kinda showing up to a lot of anti-fa and SJW rallys after that. Including the Charlotte riots. This is when CNN started calling everyone who was not on the left there racists and Nazis. At this point the Proud Boys had absolutely nothing to do with race at all.

After that though a lot more racists really did start joining.

Let's just make "egg" a slur. by Wherearethesane in TumblrInAction

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When I was growing up egg actually was kinda a slur, but it meant essentially the same thing as weeaboo, someone white on the outside but yellow/Asian on the inside.

Vegan mom starved toddler to death with diet of raw vegetables, fruit by Chipit in news

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Have her raise a piglet from birth and keep it as a "companion animal" to aid with rehabilitation.

Then one day, years later, simply move her into solitary with the pig, a pen knife and no food for weeks.

It will take only a matter of days until she buckles down and slaughters herself a meal. Otherwise old Wilbur there is going to make her a meal first.

Vegan mom starved toddler to death with diet of raw vegetables, fruit by Chipit in news

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Careful with that word liberal. It gets misused a lot especially in the states recently.

Liberal doesn't mean left wing. The left ditched liberalism decades ago. They are Marxist now, which is an opposing philosophy to liberalism.

Liberalism in a nutshell means you want to maximize personal freedoms. You are anti - censorship, you think free market capitalism is the way to go, not any form of socialism or communism. Free and fair competition drive industry and consumer choices will regulate them. This is at the base of liberalism.

In a nutshell, modern conservatives are more liberal than "liberals".

Don't let the left confuse you with Orwellean doublespeak. They may try to claim to be "liberal" or "Democratic" but they are really just Marxist.

Words shouldn't have meanings by NerveActive in TumblrInAction

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People spend all kinds of money to go to a disney park, then wait an hour and a half, up to six hours, to get on a ride that breaks down constantly. Time and money well spent, eh. by iamonlyoneman in whatever

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Honestly, I really get it. I liked your story and related to it. I feel the pretty much the same way about Las Vegas.

A lot of my friends go to Vegas all the time. It's only a 4 hour drive, but some of my friends opt for flight passes instead where they will fly out about once a month for a weekend trip.

That entire city is designed just to suck money out of you. The more you spend the better time you have. If you try to go without spending a lot, you are not going to have fun, plain and simple.

I like Vegas, and I enjoy going once a year or so, but it always follows the same pattern for me. I am excited to go there. I have the time of my life the first day, maybe two. Then I regret ever coming, because I have spent 3x what I had originally budgeted. Even if I have the money to spare, I feel like I got taken advantage of.

I don't even really gamble so it's not that part that gets me. It's just all the luxury experiences that claim one price then have dozens of up sells along the way if you want a really good experience paired with the fact that you are usually tipsy, drunk, or otherwise inebriated to the point of losing most of your inhibitions. Even without chemical changes the psychology of being there alone makes you feel compelled to say "fuck it" and spend more money than you normally would.

I've never really been to Disney World, from what I can tell it would be a similar experience though. Much like Vegas the sheer size of it makes you feel like your only option is to spend money at Disney stores and shops. You are essentially locked in, and have to spend a fortune to keep having fun. Yes you can go off the strip in Vegas or out of Disney World in Orlando, but it's such a hassle the waste of time alone makes you feel like it's not worth it either.

At Disneyland we rarely spend all that much in the parks themselves. Usually like $40 on average. We tend to eat in Downtown Disney which is like a mall on Disney property, or we go just off property to Anaheim and go to either a restaurant, or In'n'out or Pizza Press or something like that then we can go back into the park. Also we live so close that before the introduced the reservation system for covid, we could just check how busy the park is on the app, and go on a whim if it's empty. We could easily go for like 3 hours, get on maybe 4 or 5 rides and not spend a single cent beyond the negligible gas cost of driving for 10 minutes each way, and the initial cost of the annual pass. I even used to bike there sometimes which would take off the cost of gas too.

People spend all kinds of money to go to a disney park, then wait an hour and a half, up to six hours, to get on a ride that breaks down constantly. Time and money well spent, eh. by iamonlyoneman in whatever

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This article is about Disneyland in Anaheim California though, not Disney World in Orlando Florida. It's a very different experience.

Disneyland is more of a locals spot. It's much smaller and much easier to get in and out of, and not break the bank.

My fiancée and I have been annual pass holders for years. We tend to go almost once a week. Usually on Fridays we will go after work. We have dinner, or just grab some drinks, go on a few rides. Then head home. It's not actually that bad from a price standpoint if you know what you are doing.

People spend all kinds of money to go to a disney park, then wait an hour and a half, up to six hours, to get on a ride that breaks down constantly. Time and money well spent, eh. by iamonlyoneman in whatever

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Disneyland is in Anaheim California. Disney World is in Orlando Florida.

This article is talking about the former, even though I am sure the same issues apply.

Did violence follow Roe decision? Yes — almost all of it against pro-choice protesters by [deleted] in politics

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I'm out of the loop. What does Socks mean?

[No Shit]Man who had genitals removed says he made 'the biggest mistake of his life' by t_deaf in TumblrInAction

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See this was a big thing I was thinking about the other day. Women who want to get their tubes tied or get a hysterectomy have to jump through dozens of hoops to do so. Because doctors are worried that she will regret it and potentially sue them.

  1. They usually have to be in their 30s. Not 21, not 18, certainly not 13, but 30+.

  2. They have to get permission from their spouse or significant other often.

  3. They often have to either already have kids or freeze embryos.

Yet we are letting 13 year old children undergo much more drastic changes that involve sterilization, for a procedure that supposedly prevents suicide, but statistically does nothing to this effect.

What am I missing here? Is this not crazyville?

Can we share from reddit now? Star Trek Klingons use warrior as a gender not social caste! by makesyoudownvote in TumblrInAction

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Agreed and agreed!

It's funny, Rebecca Romijn actually looks plain next to her... I still love me some Mystique though.

SNW is everything NuTrek has been missing.

Lower Decks and Prodigy are both pretty good too though. Prodigy just is definitely for kids.

MTF offers help to women who can't get abortion by NerveActive in TumblrInAction

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I say thee nay!

Can we share from reddit now? Star Trek Klingons use warrior as a gender not social caste! by makesyoudownvote in TumblrInAction

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Ok now THAT is funny!

Is there a reason that SaidIt doesn't indicate read posts? by makesyoudownvote in SaidIt

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The android app? I saw it in neither the app nor the website.

However I just noticed I was in Night (low contrast). I'm in ultra black now and it's much easier to read.


I swear these settings weren't available when I made this post! I don't know whether I'm crazy or it was a bug that has now been fixed, or what!