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  1. I probably don't know enough about American politics to comment in detail, but even though Trump is for sure an exception in terms of style for politicians, probably because he's not a career politician (didn't get too many PR classes), I for one never in my life looked to my national leader for guidance. I guess it's easier to feel angry at a leader for their rude or mean spirited remarks and rash politics than it is to feel awed by a leader's stern intelligence and courageous politics, but actually I don't remember any such leader in my life span. If some disgruntled people see Trump as a figure to look up to, I guess they haven't found much to be inspired by in this putrid culture generally. People need something to believe in, something to find meaning in. They're not getting it online or in the shopping malls or on TV, or on their navel-phones. So when a charismatic figure shows up, promising the moon, communicating through today's narcissistic and frenzied social media apps, they can easily be attracted. History is full of such figures. You are definitely right that it was the MAGA hat that got people to believe what they did regarding that young man. People don't even need facts anymore because they have symbols. It's like the ancient peoples who saw signs in this or that. If the kid had not had that hat, I bet there would have been no story there to report. As for the electorate, let's not forget the nearly half of the population who didn't even vote. Why are their voices not finding an outlet? What kind of crazy political system only offers two options? It's as if it was meant to create blunt division. The Democrats want to trash the current electoral college voting system; they should work instead towards drastically reducing the duration of campaigns and their scandalous costs so that candicates might come from other sectors of the population besides the millionaires club: who in their right mind would want to run for office? Only crazy, power-mad individuals. Since it's a two party system, I guess there is nothing to be expected in terms of mutual understanding. Whatever the Democrats determine as their view on certain topics will necessarily be reversed on the Republican side, and vice versa. "We say blue!" "Well then we say green!", or whatever. To distinguish themselves and get voters, they need to keep that polarisation alive and well. The country needs a solid third party option, in my opinion. As for the media: a few years ago, there were polls showing the most hated professions. Number one was politicians. I had no problem understanding that. But number two was journalists. I never understood why. They're only reporting the news! I thought then. Now I understand why people mistrust and despise journalists. They feed off this whole thing, and the basic principles of the profession have gone out. They should be helping us understand the world better, but they don't. It's funny, the way you described Trump (making racist, vile comments, impolite, no respect, etc.) fits exactly what I see online generally on social media from both political sides. People are passive aggressive, pick fights over nothing, insult one another at the drop of a hat or gang up. I guess it's not surprising he's the president. He is of his time. Our time. Lucky us.
  2. Well, I think the lesson is that people are very quick to set themselves up as models of virtue, but are just as quick to judge others based on appearances and generalizations. Some people call for social justice and more empathetic views of the other, but they fail to see a human being in their political opponents, even opponents they don't know personally nor know anything about, really. There's a lot of hypocrisy involved and, I think, mental disorder created by the vast mob mentality of social media. People have distorted views of reality and see everything through the single prism of "politics", when that is only a fraction of human life. Just as you described "so many American conservatives", I'm certain American conservatives would describe "so many American liberals". People whine and whine about how America is in the pits and how that country is so separated, but who exactly is working to mitigate or mediate this? I don't see a lot of that. What I see a lot of is blaming the other group for everything, pointing the finger, and blind rage. Politicians are transient, they don't last. Trump will eventually be removed. But the people remain. After millenia of human evolution and progress, this is what it comes down to? People yet again on each side, bickering and salivating at the possibility of vengeance and blood sport. No one is willing to see life through someone else's eyes. It seems quite hopeless at this point, to me anyway.
  3. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/01/julie-irwin-zimmerman-i-failed-covington-catholic-test/580897/ I Failed the Covington Catholic Test Next time there’s a viral story, I’ll wait for more facts to emerge. 10:48 AM ET Julie Irwin Zimmerman Like many people who spend too much time on Twitter, I watched with indignation Saturday morning as stories began appearing about a confrontation near the Lincoln Memorial between students from Covington Catholic High School and American Indians from the Indigenous Peoples March. The story felt personal to me; I live a few miles from the high school, and my son attends a nearby all-boys Catholic high school. I texted him right away, ready with a lesson on what the students had done wrong. “They were menacing a man much older than them,” I told him, “and chanting ‘Build the wall!’ And this smirking kid blocked his path and wouldn’t let him leave.” The short video, the subject of at least two-thirds of my Twitter feed on Saturday, made me cringe, and the smirking kid in particular got to me: His smugness, radiating from under that red MAGA hat, was everything I wanted my teenagers not to be. “Where were they chanting about building the wall?” my son asked. His friends had begun weighing in, and their take was decidedly more sympathetic than mine. He wasn’t sure what to think, as he was hearing starkly different accounts from people he trusted. I doubled down, quoting from the profile of Nathan Phillips that The Washington Post had quickly published online, in which he said he’d been trying to defuse a tense situation. I was all-in on the outrage. How could the students parade around in those hats, harassing a man old enough to be their grandfather—a Vietnam veteran, no less? By Sunday morning, more videos had surfaced, and I started looking for the clip that showed them chanting support for the wall. I couldn’t find it, but I did find a confrontation more complicated than I’d first believed. I saw a few people yelling terrible insults at the students before Phillips approached, which cast an ugly pall over the scene. I saw Phillips approach the students; I had believed him when he said he’d intended his drumming to defuse the tension, but I also wondered how a group of high-school students could have gleaned that when he didn’t articulate it in a language they might understand. I hated the MAGA hats some of the kids were wearing, their listless tomahawk chops, the way some of their chanting mocked Phillips’s. But I also saw someone with Phillips yelling at a few of the kids that his people had been here first, that Europeans had stolen their land. While I wouldn’t disagree, the scene was at odds with the reports that Phillips and those with him were attempting to calm a tense situation. As I watched the longer videos, I began to see the smirking kid in a different light. It seemed to me that a wave of emotions rolled over his face as Phillips approached him: confusion, fear, resolve. He finally, I thought, settled on an expression designed to mimic respect while signaling to his friends that he had this under control. Observing it, I wondered what different reaction I could have reasonably hoped a high-school junior to have in such an unfamiliar and bewildering situation. I came up empty. Let’s assume the worst, and agree that the boy was being disrespectful. That still would not justify the death threats he’s been receiving. It would not justify the harassment of the other Covington Catholic student who wasn’t even in Washington, D.C., but who was falsely identified as the smirker by some social-media users. Online vigilantes unearthed his parents’ address and peppered his family with threats all weekend long, even as they were trying to celebrate a family wedding, accusing them of raising a racist and promising to harm their family business. The story is a Rorschach test—tell me how you first reacted, and I can probably tell where you live, who you voted for in 2016, and your general take on a list of other issues—but it shouldn’t be. Take away the video and tell me why millions of people care so much about an obnoxious group of high-school students protesting legalized abortion and a small circle of American Indians protesting centuries of mistreatment who were briefly locked in a tense standoff. Take away Twitter and Facebook and explain why total strangers care so much about people they don’t know in a confrontation they didn’t witness. Why are we all so primed for outrage, and what if the thousands of words and countless hours spent on this had been directed toward something consequential? If the Covington Catholic incident was a test, it’s one I failed—along with most others. Will we learn from it, or will we continue to roam social media, looking for the next outrage fix? Next time a story like this surfaces, I’ll try to sit it out until more facts have emerged. I’ll remind myself that the truth is sometimes unknowable, and I’ll stick to discussing the news with people I know in real life, instead of with strangers whom I’ve never met. I’ll get my news from legitimate journalists instead of from an online mob for whom Saturday-morning indignation is just another form of entertainment. And above all, I’ll try to take the advice I give my kids daily: Put the phone down and go do something productive.
  4. She was mistaken, they weren't black muslims, they were black israelites, which anyone can actually see in the longer footage videos available. These four guys were protesting near the stairs and insulting people, including insulting Native Americans there.
  5. People make a lot of assumptions on appearances, unsurprisingly.
  6. more footage of the same thing
  7. CzarnaWisnia

    Don't put parsley in your vagina!

    Goop prefers coriander.
  8. CzarnaWisnia

    Don't put parsley in your vagina!

    Where else are you supposed to put it ?
  9. The ad starts with news reports saying "bullying, the metoo movement against sexual harassment, toxic masculinity". And then the narrator: "is this the best men can get?" That's the premise of the ad: men bully, rape, are toxic. It's not the premise of the general public, who don't generalize on the basis of the worst exceptions nor believe, as you seem to do, that most men are disposable junk. Your hate is only matched by your condescending tone. "The need to say the right thing, to act the right way. Some already are. ... But some is not enough". So, if you really look at, and listen to, the ad, it's really not saying most men are great guys, but only some, dismissively. I'm not surprised you find it acceptable, as it adopts the same tone of derisive condescension you do. I find this ad, by Egard Watches a much better take. But you probably won't like it, because it doesn't lecture men, it only tries to inspire them to be the best they can be.
  10. I dislike this ad very much. It's condescending to the max. That must mean I'm a right-wing bullying nut job, apparently. Next week, Gillette is doing a lesson for dogs not to pee indoors.
  11. CzarnaWisnia

    Coachella 2019 Line up...

    Ariana Grande at Coachella Can you imagine years back if New Kids on the Block had headlined Lollapalooza?
  12. 'Serial predator': L.A. writer has been sounding alarm on Ed Buck for over a year Long before a second man died in the political donor's home, writer Jasmyne Cannick has been publishing accounts from his alleged victims. https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/serial-predator-l-writer-has-been-sounding-alarm-ed-buck-n957776 Jan. 11, 2019, 6:08 PM GMT-5 By Tim Fitzsimons When authorities in Los Angeles found Timothy Dean dead in the apartment of Ed Buck, a Democratic activist and campaign donor, early Monday morning, Jasmyne Cannick was not surprised. Just six months ago, Cannick had posted a warning on Twitter that something like this might happen. “If another young, Black gay man overdoses or worse dies at Democratic donor Ed Buck’s apartment it’s going to be the fault of the sheriff’s dept and L.A. District Atty for not stopping him when they had the opportunity to,” Cannick wrote on Twitter in late July. In July 2017, Gemmel Moore, a 26-year-old black man, died from a methamphetamine overdose in Buck’s apartment. Shortly afterward, Cannick followed a tip from a colleague and reached out to Moore’s friends and family, who had discovered a journal among the possessions returned with Moore’s body. They were disturbed by what they said they found: Moore’s journal said that Buck got him hooked on meth and had drugged him against his will. Since Moore’s death, Cannick has collected a trove of information in an attempt to make the case that Ed Buck is a “predator” who preys on down-on-their-luck black men by by inviting them to his apartment and suggesting they try methamphetamine injections, or “slamming.” Cannick conducted interviews with first-hand sources: men who said they went to Buck’s apartment for paid sex and drugs, several of whom told her that Buck offered them more money for the chance to administer an injection of crystal methamphetamine, the most dangerous way to take a dangerous drug. All of her reports are published on her personal website. Cannick also published journal entries from Gemmel Moore in which he writes that Buck gave him his first meth injections and got him addicted. Cannick published photographs and videos taken by the men who said they were taken inside Buck’s apartment that corroborate key details from the initial death report and contemporaneous journals: a rolling red toolbox filled with sex toys and drug paraphernalia, a sportswear fetish, and an aversion to sexual intercourse. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed Thursday that homicide detectives are currently investigating Timothy Dean's death. On Friday, the L.A. District Attorney's office declined to comment "due to the pending investigation." Earlier this week, Seymour Amster, Buck's attorney, told NBC News in what appeared to be a prepared statement that his client was not in custody and hadn't been charged in connection with the death of Timothy Dean, whom he said was a "longtime friend" of Buck's who had asked to come over." "Ed was reluctant, but the friend was insistent,” Amster claimed. A short time later, Dean "began exhibiting bizarre behavior," which prompted Buck to call 911, Amster said. Now, over a year after Cannick first started to investigate Moore’s death and warn authorities that Buck is a “predator,” friends and family members of the deceased, along with LGBTQ and black activists in L.A. and beyond, are speaking out and asking why authorities did not more aggressively investigate Moore’s fatal drug overdose in Buck’s home. While neither an autopsy nor a toxicology report has been released in Dean’s case, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office ruled Moore’s death an accidental overdose of crystal methamphetamine. The coroner's report noted a puncture wound on each of Moore’s elbows when his body was found naked on a mattress in the center of Buck’s living room. “Our stories aren’t told and our lives are seen as expendable. It’s very easy to write off someone who dies of a drug overdose who was working as a sex worker, but Gemmel was as much a part of our community as the many other young men like him,” said Cannick, who like both Moore and Dean is black and gay. “It may not be pretty, but white gay men taking advantage of young Black men in our community is not unusual—it’s just not talked about in mainstream America.” FOLLOWING A PATTERN Cannick, 41, an award-winning social commentator and former Congressional press secretary, started to investigate Buck just a few weeks after Moore’s death. Cannick said a tip from a colleague led her to look into the prominent political activist. LaTisha Nixon, Moore’s mother, told Cannick “she had a lot of concerns and was not getting a lot of answers from the authorities,” Cannick recalled. Cannick then spoke to friends of Moore, several of whom told similar tales: that Buck uses gay dating websites to invite black men to his apartment to use or try methamphetamines. “We started to figure out there was this pattern and practice where he solicited and went after young, gay, black men — usually men who were homeless, HIV-positive, who were in need of food or money,” Cannick said, citing in-person interviews she conducted and published with people who say they met Buck for sex and drugs. “Not all of these men were on drugs when they met Ed Buck,” Cannick added, “but Ed Buck got them on drugs.” Fox 11 published a news report soon after Moore’s death that showed security camera footage of a second black man attempting to buzz into Buck’s apartment while police were still in the process of removing Moore’s body from the scene. Buck’s attorney, Seymour Amster, told Fox 11 at the time that Buck and Moore were “good friends” and claimed Buck is a kind man who reaches out to troubled youth who are often homeless. Shortly after authorities ruled Moore’s death an accidental overdose, Cannick published several pages of a journal that was recovered by the coroner along with Moore’s belongings, in which Moore wrote: “I ended up back at Buck house again and got manipulated into slamming again — I even went to the point where I was forced to doing 4 within a 2 day period.” Less than a month after Cannick and Moore’s family released pages of his journal in early August 2017, authorities opened a homicide investigation into Buck that was then closed without charges in July 2018. In addition to Moore’s journal, Cannick published a detailed interview with “Blake,” another man who said he knew Ed Buck over four years, the same period Buck knew Moore. Blake and Buck, according to Cannick — who published Blake's chat logs, photos, and interviews on her website — smoked meth together often and eventually, during a period of homelessness, Blake let Buck pay him $500 to inject him with meth. Neither Buck nor his lawyer has ever publicly addressed Blake's claims. Cannick said Lindsey Horvath was the only West Hollywood council member that lent unqualified support to her efforts to further probe Moore's death. Horvath, who stressed she has never accepted campaign contributions from Buck, told NBC News she found the Buck case “deeply disturbing” and suggested that power and race may have played a role in the investigation. “I think the question is worth asking: If roles were reversed, would different choices have been made throughout the investigative process and would have an arrest have been made?” Horvath said. ‘MURDER REBRANDED’ Ashlee Marie Preston, a transgender activist and former board member of the Stonewall Democratic Club of Los Angeles, said she and Ed Buck “were friends temporarily” during her time on the board. Preston later worked to eject Buck from the club, where he had been a lifetime member. During a mountain retreat for the Stonewall Democratic Club prior to Moore’s death, Prestonsaid Buck joined her for fresh air on the porch of a cabin. “Then he pulled out his cell phone, and he was like, ‘He’s so hot,’ and I was like, ‘Who?,’ and he showed me his phone, and there was a black man sitting in a dark room, and the only light in the room was the light from the lighter, and he was smoking methamphetamine.” This disturbing experience, coupled with Moore’s subsequent death, led Preston to push for Buck to be removed from the Stonewall Democratic Club. The club of LGBTQ Democrats issued a statement Wednesday saying it “asked Mr. Buck to resign his membership and donated $500 toward Gemmel’s funeral expenses.” Stonewall Democratic Club President Lester Aponte confirmed Preston’s role in helping the club formulate its response and Buck’s removal. “There's a larger story there that people aren't looking at, Preston said. “It’s really about money, power, chemsex culture, and raceplay, and it’s this underground thing that many people aren’t talking about, and essentially it’s murder rebranded.” “He’s forcibly giving people lethal injections of drugs in exchange for money,” she claimed. ‘PREDATORY AND RACIST BEHAVIOR’ At a community meeting about Gemmel Moore’s death in 2017, Moore’s former roommate Samuel Lloyd said Buck “went out there searching for other men that were struggling and were on the streets and had no money.” “Gemmel was scared,” Lloyd added. “He came and he laid in my arms, and he cried. He was scared, he was scared that this man was going to hurt him.” Jerome Kitchen, a close family friend of Moore’s, said another death of a black man in Buck’s apartment has jolted the community. “Our community didn’t give Gemmel as much attention as they’re giving now, because they didn’t know how to judge the situation,” Kitchen told NBC News. “But surely they do now.” Nana Gyamfi, the attorney for LaTisha Nixon, was unequivocal about what Moore’s family wants: “We want Ed Buck to be stopped, and to prevent anyone else from being killed or harmed by Ed Buck and his dangerous, predatory and racist behavior.” Some LGBTQ activist expressed hope that the new Los Angeles County Sheriff, Alex Villanueva, might pursue the case with more vigor than the previous sheriff. “The fact is two black men have died at Mr. Buck’s home in less than two years,” the Los Angeles LGBT Center said in a statement. “We urge Sheriff Villanueva to keep the public fully informed as LGBT people have a considerable and urgent interest in a case that is so clearly linked to the health and safety of our community.” The Stonewall Democratic Club also called for authorities to “step up” when it comes to violence against LGBTQ people of color. “Foul play is apparent — two dead bodies, both black, both gay,” the club added. “The evidence against Ed Buck is sickening and grotesque.” Several Democrats have returned donations from Buck, including U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu, and former state Senator Kevin de Leon. Jasmyne Cannick and LaTisha Nixon will take part in a candlelight vigil for Gemmel Moore and Timothy Dean on Friday, January 11 at 7 p.m. in front of Ed Buck’s West Hollywood apartment. by Taboola SPONSORED STORIES Here’s What Makes An Azure Free Account So Valuable…Microsoft Azure The most powerful music score writing software for PC and Mac. Try it now. Free download.NCH Software
  13. CzarnaWisnia

    Canada grants asylum to Saudi Teen

    Well, she fled because she renounced islam, so they should be okay with that I suppose.
  14. That's not what I said. Each country and its people must realize their own social progress. It must not be imposed from above or from foreign countries.
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