Biden droned the wrong guy, innocent aid worker killed in Kabul strike: NYT. Just leave and stay left. The only good thing we got from Afghanistan was a hard lesson and it seems we’re too stubborn to even take that.
Poetry of the Taliban. The one featured is not bad.
The aftermath of 9/11 affected us all differently.
Nutter puts up anti-mask posters with razor blades attached to injure those responsible citizens who take them down.
It didn’t happen, the BBC won’t retract the story and they still have a ‘fact check’ link in the text. Deboonking thread:
Prior to Covid, the ACLU condemned mandates and coercive measures in dealing with pandemics.
“U.S. colleges and universities had 1.5 million fewer students compared with five years ago, and men accounted for 71% of the decline.”
That’s great news on every level. The whole rotten university system can’t collapse fast enough.
Funny hearing that from a former university professor.
As to our previous discussions on dissident finance, I looked into the foreign bank suggestion and it seems super easy to start an account in Russia or Georgia. The only tricky part is you do have to go there at least once.
As part of my crypto investigations, I joined Twetch to have a look. I appreciate the thought and effort that went into it but it sadly looks like paying a few cents to post, like or follow is not catching on. Cheers to the fellow who linked my posts there.
I’m still trying out crypto, will report back if I think it’s a goer. Bitcash and BSV look orright; the latter is better but was led by a bloke now frowned upon by some. This history may be taught in schools one day, like the Arians vs the Orthodox or VHS vs Beta. But they don’t teach those.
New Orleans removes potentially hateful items from time capsule in pedastal of old Robert E. Lee statue, replaced them with modern items including:
– an expired Covid vaccine
– a BLM sticker
– an LGBTQ pride badge
– fliers from ‘Stop Asian Hate’ protests
– a photo of Virginia State Police helping patrol Washington, DC during the Capitol protest
– a photo of a black ballerina in front of the statue
– kente cloth worn at the 400th commemoration of 1619
I think we’ve forgotten what a time capsule is for.
Serious question: how long until these items reach their ever-evolving Woke use-by date and are also declared hateful? Less than 133 years, of course, but I wonder how long until the pride badge is considered insufficiently inclusive or the Asian hate protests are judged white-adjacent.
White woman wearing gorilla mask throws eggs at a black political candidate:
LA Times attempts to portray the story as Larry slapping a woman who he was actually helping, by using a misleading photo. She directly replied as much to the LA Times tweet and Twitter buried it for being ‘offensive’. LAT eventually changed the photo once it was old news, which is why I’m linking to GP instead.
The LA Times has previously described Larry as ‘the black face of white supremacy.’
Reformer are a menace:
Was the Church in the Middle Ages morally lax? Or was it simply realistic about the limits of human perfectibility? Priests certainly cohabited with women and popes and cardinals had mistresses but the Church didn’t worry too much about these things because while God is perfect (and some saints may go close to perfection) ordinary men and women are far from perfect.
Australia is spending up to $25 million for each life saved. The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme normally cuts out at $100K per year.
Residents of a locked-down Sydney tower block have their alcohol purchases limited by NSW Health.
Meanwhile in Japan, a senior police officer is charged with filming up a woman’s skirt.
Police said 53 seconds of footage of the woman was found on Matsushita’s smartphone.
Police said Matsushita, who was on his way to work at the time, has denied the charge