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About CzarnaWisnia

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    I stand by hate! And I'm completely losing my human dignity! :D
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  1. CzarnaWisnia

    PETA: Stop using anti-animal language!

    Clearly what abused animals urgently need is linguistic reform.
  2. CzarnaWisnia

    Paris is burning

    The population at large doesn't want cuts in social protection, even in the United States. They want good social protections, but they don't want their taxes to be drowned in a bulging mass of bureaucrats who use public funds to refurnish their offices with nice paintings or to pay for useless vanity projects that serve no one but politicians and high ranking corporate citizens. Meanwhile, in France for instance, the government cut taxes on high fortunes to appease big money. That is Macron's playpen after all, big money, big cheese heads.
  3. Surely they didn't order the whole cake, they probably wanted to see the whole cake (both cakes actually).
  4. CzarnaWisnia

    Paris is burning

    Ridiculous. The previous government in power in France was the Socialist Party.
  5. "Internet bans porn" "Internet shuts down"
  6. CzarnaWisnia

    Paris is burning

    Jupiter caved in. Macron suspends the new tax.
  7. CzarnaWisnia

    Paris is burning

    It continues this morning. Also, hundreds of schools are closed today in solidarity, and in protest of the government's education reform.
  8. CzarnaWisnia

    Paris is burning

    In France, the pain behind the ‘yellow vest’ protests is felt mostly outside Paris By James McAuley December 1 at 12:08 PM The scenes from Paris have been arresting, as protesters marched down the Champs-Elysees, the grandest avenue in the city, hurling projectiles at police and being tear-gassed in return. But it is in smaller French towns and cities such as this one, nestled in the foothills near the Swiss border, where the anger is most deeply felt. People here are dependent on their cars, and so they are especially frustrated with rising diesel prices and a new gasoline tax — the issue at the core of the national “yellow vest” movement that has produced marches and roadblocks throughout France in recent weeks. “Ask a Parisian — for him none of this is an issue, because he doesn’t need a car,” said Marco Pavan, 55, who said he has driven trucks and taxi cabs in and around Besancon for the better part of 30 years. “We live on the side of a mountain,” Pavan said. “There’s no bus or train to take us anywhere. We have to have a car.” Many people here are also keenly frustrated with their president. They see Emmanuel Macron as part of an elitist coterie that neither understands nor cares how they live, or how the decline of traditional industry has hollowed out their city and limited their prospects. “And then there’s the disdain — he openly mocks people,” said Yves Rollet, 67, a Besancon retiree who was passing the time on Wednesday listening to a Bach concerto in his parked car. A yellow vest was visible through the windshield. Rollet said he participated in last weekend’s protest because he was fed up with how Macron governs monarchically and is dismissive of poor and working people. Rollet recalled an incident in September when Macron told a young, unemployed landscaper it should be easy to find a job. “If you’re willing and motivated, in hotels, cafes and restaurants, construction, there’s not a single place I go where they don’t say they’re looking for people,” the French president, a former investment banker, said to the young man. “We called him the ‘president of the rich’ from the beginning,” Rollet said. Noting how often Macron, who ran as a centrist, employs the phrase “at the same time” in his speeches, Rollet added, “Well, he’s ‘at the same time’ the president of the right and the president of the right.” On Saturday, roughly 75,000 people took to the streets across the country in a third act of the protest. In Paris, yellow vest supporters torched cars, attacked shop windows and clashed with police. Local authorities announced that at least 92 people were injured in Paris, including 14 police officers. In Buenos Aires for a Group of 20 summit, Macron vowed that violent protesters would be “held responsible for their acts.” For his part, Macron last week sought to be empathetic, and more humble, while also insisting he will not cave to violent demands or revoke the gas tax — a product of the country’s climate change commitments. “One cannot be on Monday for the environment and on Tuesday against the increase of fuel prices,” he said in a long-planned speech on energy. Macron acknowledged French policy has not done much to address the expense of living in big French cities other than to encourage people to live further out and buy cars. “They are not the perpetuators of this situation, they are simply the first victims . . . ” he said. “We must, therefore, listen to the protests of social alarm, but we must not do so by renouncing our responsibilities for today and tomorrow, because there’s also an environmental alarm.” Since his election in May 2017, Macron has been one of the world’s leading advocates for action to combat climate change. He tried, unsuccessfully, to convince President Trump to remain within the 2015 Paris climate accords, and he hosted a second major climate summit in Paris in December 2017. France has more diesel cars than any other country in Europe. Higher taxes on diesel have been part of the climate bargain from the beginning and have also featured in global guidelines for years. Paris and the surrounding suburbs, meanwhile, have moved to ban older model diesel cars from their roads. And Macron’s government committed France to banning the sales of all gasoline-powered cars by 2040. Macron, however, has been criticized for doing less on climate change than he promised. His environment minister quit in disappointment in August, saying he did not “want to give the illusion that my presence in the government signifies that we are answering these problems properly.” Now, Macron’s opponents on both the far-left and the far-right have lent their support to the yellow vest movement, making the protests easier to dismiss as a politicized spectacle. Skeptics also highlight a perceived dominance of white men among the yellow vests, and the movement’s leaders refused to meet with France’s prime minister once they learned the meeting would not be filmed and broadcast live. Although Macron’s approval rating has fallen to record lows, that can also be discounted by the historical trend of the French typically turning against their presidents by this point in the term. As Macron put it in a Der Spiegel interview last year, “The French want to elect a king, but they would like to be able to overthrow him whenever they want. . . . You have to be prepared to be disparaged, insulted and mocked — that is in the French nature.” But sociologists and anti-poverty advocates warn some of the frustration underlying the yellow vest protests is real — the ­inevitable result of decades of social fracture between rural France, increasingly devoid of resources, and France’s prosperous large­ cities. “In these territories marked by the absence of a tomorrow, there’s a form of postindustrial despair that’s now gnawing at the middle and working classes who suffered the brunt of the brutal crisis [of] 2008 and the ensuing budget cuts,” said Niels Planel, a poverty reduction consultant who has done work in the region. “To give one example, a young student who just finished her bachelor’s told me that she couldn’t stay in her home region because, in her city, ‘there is nothing,’ ” Planel said. “Faced with austerity, city councilors must always do more with less and less, all while facing the growing discontent of their constituents.” Although France has one of the most extensive railway networks in the world, the map looks somewhat like a wheel: All the spokes originate in midsize provincial cities and converge on Paris at the center. You can get to the capital from Besancon by fast train in about 2½ hours. But much of the surrounding area is relatively unserved by public transport. Without a car, a basic commute would take hours, often along a circuitous route. “It’s important to understand that this movement of ‘yellow vests’ is not at all an opposition to the environment,” said Benoit Coquard, an expert at the National Institute for Agronomic Research in Dijon, which belongs to the same administrative region as Besancon. The issue, Coquard said, is a perceived double standard. “What is disputed is that drivers from the middle and lower classes are made to pay, but that in their eyes we don’t ask enough of the big companies and the rich, who also pollute the most because they often take airplanes.” A common refrain among protesters is fuel prices and other social charges have increased at the same time as Macron’s administration has axed France’s famous wealth tax. Pavan, the driver, agreed: “France has to be conscious of the environment, yes, but it’s a change everybody has to make — not just working people.” “Why do the little people have to pay, but the big dogs pay nothing? The people have a feeling of injustice, and I don’t know how this will end.”
  9. A young woman was interviewed to explain rape culture for a journalist, and the example she gave was how in Star Wars Ian Solo takes Leia by the arm and kisses her without her consent. That kind of mentality makes people who have actually experienced violence or witnessed it first-hand want to change planets. So it's not that surprising, although it is stupid, and sadly attracts negative attention to actual issues that need awareness. Some people still think that music and movies cause rape. Like the old crusty priests of the time who thought rock and films caused lust and sinsual behaviour in your people. They are just pedantic puritans in need of mental reform.
  10. Indeed! I suggest this clearly described portrait of what's in store and the dangers at hand for genetically-engineering human traits: http://magazine.ivy.com/2017/03/genetic-engineering-jamie-metzl/
  11. It might seem ridiculous, but the next step in human evolution will be genetically selected birth characteristics, quite like in the film Gattaca, if you've seen it. More profound discrimination lies ahead, as the richest only will be able to pay for these expensive procedures by virtue of which a whole class of people will be born with higher IQ, better job skills, better features, etc.
  12. Dutch man, 69, who 'identifies as 20 years younger' launches legal battle to change age 7 November 2018 • 7:59pm https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/07/dutch-man-69-identifies-20-years-younger-launches-legal-battle/ A pensioner has begun a legal battle to be recognised as being 20 years younger than his actual age so he can go back to work and achieve greater success with women on Tinder. Emile Ratelband, 69, argues that if transgender people are allowed to change sex, he should be allowed to change his date of birth because doctors said he has the body of a 45-year-old. The entrepreneur and self-help guru is suing his local authority after they refused the amend his age on official documents. Mr Ratelband's case has now gone to a court in the city of Arnhem in the eastern Dutch province of Gelderland. The case has caused controversy in his homeland, with the Dutch edition of Vice, a news website, asking, "Is Emile Ratelband disturbed or accidentally extremely woke?" Mr Ratelband was born on 11th March 1949, but says he feels at least 20 years younger and wants to change his birth date to 11th March 1969. Mr Ratelband said: "I have done a check-up and what does it show? My biological age is 45 years. "When I'm 69, I am limited. If I'm 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different car. I can take up more work. "When I'm on Tinder and it say I'm 69, I don't get an answer. When I'm 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position. "Transgenders can now have their gender changed on their birth certificate, and in the same spirit there should be room for an age change." The Dutchman said he is discriminated against because of his age, and that he encounters problems in society on a daily basis. The court is due to deliver a written ruling within four weeks. He complains that companies are reluctant to hire someone the age of a pensioner as a consultant. And he says his move would also be good news for the government as he would be renouncing his pension until he reaches retirement age again. The judge said that he had some sympathy with Mr Ratelband as people could now change their gender which would once have been unthinkable. But the court said there would be practical problems in allowing people to change their birth date, as it would mean legally deleting part of their lives. The judge asked Mr Ratelband about the status of his early years, from 1949 to 1969, if his official birth date was put back. "For whom did your parents care in those years? Who was that little boy back then?," the judge asked. The court is due to deliver a written ruling within four weeks.
  13. CzarnaWisnia

    Pipe bomb suspect arrested

    Again in Florida: A man is behind bars after allegedly threatening to kill Congressman Carlos Curbelo. Pierre Alejandro Verges Castro, 19, has been arrested and charged with written threats to kill or do bodily injury. He’s being held on $7,500 bond. According to police, Castro tweeted “I will kill Carlos Curbelo” on his personal Twitter page. Police made contact with Castro at his job on Wednesday, where he was arrested. https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Man-Arrested-for-Threatening-to-Kill-Rep-Carlos-Curbelo-Police-498606961.html Funny how they still say "allegedly" when the person couldn't have spelled it out any more clearly.
  14. CzarnaWisnia

    Sinead O'Connor [merged]

    It's her mother that destroyed her, not religion. It was cringy when she turned to priesthood, but now this, it's just beyond the pale and ridiculous. She's been in a downward spiral for years now, very sad. I've always loved her work so much, it's sad to see someone so vibrant struggle as much. But in a way it's not surprising to see someone so distraught and lost turning to institutionalized religion in her hunger for order. Islam is sure to fulfill that need with a bang. Good luck with that.
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