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Some are pointed to in the article y'know, including the NHS which I linked a few posts up. Point is, while it may be "easier" to become malnourished on a vegan diet due to how uncommon it is which affects education and resources, a child becoming malnourished on a vegan die...
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Yes, that's part of the "well planned" bit, if you try to eat without any care for nutrients you can easily miss stuff but that's very different to being "very difficult" just because meat is a convenient source of various nutrients. As the various quoted organisations say it'...
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HumanAbyss's post literally said that the plants can't provide them. And no, there's no reason why veganism becomes "very difficult", it's not like plants have a scarce amount of nutrients in them - as the link says, a well-planned diet is fine, same as a well-planned omni d...
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might need specific supplements in addition to the usual vitamin supplements recommended for all babies c'mon, there's no "need" and clearly there's no problem with giving children supplements in the first place, so that point wouldn't matter either way
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https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/vegetarian-vegan-children/ The NHS says otherwise. Even as a child, you can easily get everything you need from a vegan diet. E: I want to make this bit very clear, I'm just posting the link since it's not included in the art...
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I used to hold this position but after discussing this with random people I've lost my faith in taking people at their word tbh i.e. plenty of far-left people who say they hate tankies and think maduro sucks, but when you press them on the issue they think maduro shouldn't be...
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How else are you supposed to restore democracy, given the situation in Venezuela? I'm not really seeing any other way it would work tbh
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"All they're going to do is annoy people and push them away" has been said for literally every instance of civil disobedience, it really isn't that much of a problem.
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People want Maduro gone, Russia and China support Maduro and any involvement of them is supporting Maduro. It's not exactly rocket science to see why people aren't fond of headlines like this lol
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Here's a fun tidbit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humane_Slaughter_Act The most notable of these requirements is the need to have an animal completely sedated and insensible to pain. This is to minimize the suffering to the point where the animal feels nothing at all, inst...
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Aaand he's gone https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-47795108 What next? The demonstrations have also called for the whole political system, in which the military plays a significant role, to be overhauled. Many of the protesters are young and say they want a new system ...
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"No one here remotely likes the USSR" proceeds to spout holodomor denial, ethnic cleansing apologia and defends stalin's policies as necessary "I'm not pro maduro" defends maduro's policies and blames the current situation entirely on the US, parroting maduro-government propa...
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on one hand I know there's no reason to think my problems aren't valid, on the other whenever I go to these sort of places and look at other people's problems mine just seem insulting in comparison and it never feels right to open up in any way like I've never had a traumatic...
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From my understanding, Mein Kampf is more general ideological stuff while the shooter's manifesto has explicit and specific targets/methods etc. for terrorist attacks, making it more terrorist material than merely espousing ideology.
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I honestly can't tell if this is satire or not, because literally anything anyone does in response to this shooting gets responses saying "this is exactly what the shooter wanted". It feels like a meme at this point.
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because conservatives are known for not caring about minorities
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I remember watching the referendum results come in live, and was pretty baffled seeing Wales lean leave, for reasons stated above - you may think the EU sucks, but Westminster cares even less than the EU. Good luck doing that referendum
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haha those fucking gays amirite those fucking gay indians it's just a joke tho u cant criticise the fact my punchline is literally homosexuality stop caring about things
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what's with this jelly-legged bollocks where while the far right are out advocating genocide and shooting up mosques, the left have to act like absolute saints to have a point? people ain't stupid, you can see with the overwhelming reaction to this egging - being support for...
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Pointing out that someone is using memes common in the alt-right circle of the internet because they're common in the alt-right circle of the internet isn't "falling right into it", the only people being japed are those insisting that any sort of analysis is just someone being...
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I think it's fairly suspect that every time I see someone defending the reaction to the egging they refer to "assault", since the connotations of assault are a lot more vague and violent than "slapped with an egg lol"; it makes it seem a lot more justifiable when you distance ...
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that's cute and all but the entire problem is that the far-right don't play by these rules, so insisting we should use these rules to remove their influence is fairly naive; when debating them just gives them legitimacy, deplatforming is the way to go. The entire reason they f...
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I've always found it weird how easily people accept the "it's just a joke" defence of...literally anything. It feels like it ties into the wider culture of how you're not supposed to care about things, and that caring is for losers; the moment you start taking something design...
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I dunno what to tell you but this has been their policy for years, this really is nothing new.
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While you can't easily "reeducate" them, you can deprive them of their source of radicalisation as a preventative measure. A large amount of people will just stop bothering with the community, and the core will have to rebuild elsewhere, if at all; that sounds like a useful th...
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Gloomy's post explained it better than I could; he doesn't actively court the alt-right, but he's still ended up being a meme-y figure for them and hasn't done anything to prevent said association and fanbase, hence enabling.
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pewdiepie being an enabler for the alt-right has been a known thing for ages now, you can brush it off as those darn SJWs getting triggered over memes and heated gamer moments but it's not exactly a radical concept
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this event literally happened because we prioritised the marketplace of ideas over deplatforming ya fucking plonker legitimising conspiracy theories and hate speech by laying them out for discussion doesn't work since the people pushing that shit aren't playing the same game ...
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-47537423 Hundreds of protesters have marched through the Algerian capital demanding President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's immediate resignation. Protesters are accusing the president of a ploy to prolong his 20-year rule. Talks have been s...
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No, since Venezuelans are banned from /r/chapotraphouse for going against the tankie narrative
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I went down a little tankie rabbit hole, and the similarity in rhetoric and sources to the right-wing conspiracy theorists they love to make fun of was kinda staggering. The meme of Venezuelans getting banned from /r/chapotraphouse makes a lot more sense when you understand th...
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it's comments like that that make it easy to believe people criticising contemporary art have a view that's similar to "art should be photorealistic portraits and landscapes like back in the good old days" it's a strangely stifling view when you get needlessly restrictive
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Performance artists have been doing that kinda stuff for decades tbh
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No, it means there's no improvement in terms of how "arty" something is, which makes sense, because something isn't "more" art or, indeed, "better" art than something else objectively. We have improvement on the objective parts of art (technical skill, material quality, for e...
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The objective part in these statements doesn't imply an objective interpretation. If everyone hates a piece of art and thinks it's bad, then objectively, everyone hates the piece of art and thinks it's bad. Using that objective fact to say that this means the art is bad is a s...
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They're improper because they aren't proper interpretations since interpretations necessitate subjectivity, which is the point. If you say that your interpretation is the correct one, 100% objective, and that any other interpretation is simply wrong, you've completely missed w...
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Apologies, I'm not sure how you got either of those statements from my post, would you mind explaining?
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This is a pretty pointless nitpick within this discussion, but for people who'll be looking into the subject further, it's better to refer to current art trends as contemporary art, since "modern art" is more referring to the movement of modernism that roughly ended in the 20t...
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The contemporary art market is an entirely different phenomenon to the contemporary art itself, it's entirely unfair to criticise a genre based purely on the market for it. Something isn't "more" art the more someone pays for it, or the more people know about it, or the more "...
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This is an entirely arbitrary requirement, and exactly the kind of thing some contemporary art take into account to avoid for that very reason.
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Neither does putting in more effort or needing more skill to produce, though. An art's merit isn't inherent to either of those things.
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In yet another case of regressive internet dwellers that don’t play video games I find it hard to take this site at face value if this is their opening line tbh
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I went to a Snow Patrol concert and Everything Everything was the opening band, and they're now one of my favourite bands while Snow Patrol's latest album was pretty meh ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Again, there's not really much difference in rhetoric there, though; it doesn't matter whether you think it's justified or not.
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5 minutes of apology, how's he really sorry etc. etc. and then right at the end tacks on a quick "I look forward to seeing a bunch of e-celebs virtue signal over this" alright-y then
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That sounds like similar rhetoric American-style racists use against black people or mexicans or what-have-you, though, which is the point. You can wrap it up how you want but it's still the same stuff.
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There's three overblown/manufactured points right there. 1: "Ignoring the fact that one of thier leaders is dependent on insulin that was developed from animal testing" MaryBeth Sweetland hasn't been a leader of PETA in years, and admitted that using a medicine that was teste...
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My point is that the usual complaints paraded around whenever PETA are mentioned aren't nearly the justification for hating PETA that people make them out to be, hence the earlier "manufactured + overblown" remark.
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The only semi-legitimate complaint out there for PETA as a whole is that their campaigning/advertising can be bothersome, though.
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PETA isn't that bad an organisation and most of the flak against them is manufactured + overblown, and they're an easy punching bag for your standard internet "woke" commenter
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It's basically advertising though - it's supposed to make a statement, not be a realistic portrayal; the point here isn't to show what it'd look like to barbecue a dog but to give people something to think about and sow discussion.
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Stream ended with over $340k raised, and I'm pretty sure that doesn't include subs & bits, only direct donations, so it's likely the total he raised was a lot more than that. That's over half the £500k that people were wanting the lottery fund to not give, so I'd say it was p...
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The fact that he finished the run and is still getting thousands as people say their thanks is simply heartwarming also lol glinner's mad
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Yeah, this isn't as newsworthy as it's being made out to be - there's always been these sorts of incidents, this one's just getting picked up because lol brexit. From my understanding this has nothing to do with brexit and is basically just business as usual.
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The meme of homophobes being gay has always felt really slimy to me tbh Like I understand the point of it but it feels like casual homophobia itself, using "they're gay lol" as a punchline
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This is dumb for the same reason as my earlier post, though - you're completely unwilling to make even the slightest noticeable change that could be perceived as being negative, and then complaining when other people do the same. The environment isn't going to shit because peo...
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And China's not gonna stop using coal, they could cut out coal but if they're being told "oh noes all coal needs to be cut down", they might consider it when the west stops animal farming on a fucking industrial scale You can't just shift the blame on to other people and act ...
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Posted this map a while back, finished it now and for its release VAVLIE made a showcase vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfL4dhReJCc Screenies: https://i.imgur.com/o0Q32O6.jpg https://i.imgur.com/5UnToMR.jpg https://i.imgur.com/PpZVJQm.jpg https://i.imgur.co...
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I finished my pyro jump map, and for its release VAVLIE made a map showcase, have a look! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfL4dhReJCc Downloads: TF2Maps.net: pyrokinesis | TF2Maps.net Steam workshop: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1621067105
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After an insane amount of more delays: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-46819303
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Isn't that because you need to be still and teammates can push each other? Pretty sure that's why crouching and taunting work in those situations.
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The first thought that came to mind was a rapid-fire flaregun which is equally hilarious and terrifying in terms of what that level of flare spam would do
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So this election in general has been a mess, but... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-46721168 The internet has been shut down in key cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo a day after the much-delayed presidential election. Opposition candidate Martin Fayulu's...
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Counterpoint: detonator
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQUqMvhKppQ ?
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I can easily see this becoming socially acceptable with how widespread "nothing to hide, nothing to fear" already is. As loud as people could be against this, it really feels like something that we'll just end up with through sheer apathy.
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tbh if you've tried to act on said potential and still mange to be a fuck up every time then you just kind of sit in that limbo where dying isn't cool but living isn't all that either. Personally I've never been truly suicidal but I yearn more for positive thoughts and feeling...
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p sure "contributive" effort is implied, putting lots of time into a shitpost isn't putting any effort into the conversation
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TF2maps is p much the sole thing keeping my interest in TF2, normally my interest waxes and wanes as I get burnt out on the same old maps but near-daily imps of all kinds of maps qualities in various states of progress is nigh impossible to become stale; creating shitty A1s an...
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Unnamed thread #1, paraphrased: It is unfortunate that despite all my evidence and citations and well reasoned posts I get dogpiled for merely having a right wing opinion instead of being able to have a productive discussion Unnamed thread #2, paraphrased: ew trans people Yo...
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I wonder what people like Resonant will start blindly hating next once it isn't cool to hate on trans people lmao
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Ayup, I've had this discussion with a lot of people and a common sentiment from those defending is the idea that this is just how games are; think someone whose only experience with multiplayer games was just GTAO, or only things like FIFA/CoD - the idea that the main draw of ...
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It's also mostly made up of tiny bits of plastic, not things like bags and whole waste that can be caught in a net.
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I would honestly trade so much to not have social anxiety, like sure it sucks to be all I'll-take-any-friends-I-can-and-even-then-I-got-none but it goes beyond that into literally anything where other people could hypothetically be involved and they become near impossible unle...
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Criticising Islam in a vacuum is one thing, using events like this as a springboard to snark about it being a religion of peace in a manner that's p much solely used to demean Muslims is another. I'd personally say the context justifies it in this instance.
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Aye, while the majority of people aren't playing to improve or be that skilled, they're still going to try - but if their knowledge is based on what the game tells you (i.e. very little) then their baseline for "trying" is going to be pretty poor; whereas a proper tutorial wou...
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I get a weird sense of entertainment reading the talk pages of wikipedia articles on controversial topics and seeing people getting constantly slapped down with "reliable sources or gtfo"
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Shaving completely will also result in a few days of crotch sandpaper while the hairs grow back and form an abrasive stubble that you really don't want.
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This kinda stuff is a good reminder that what we consider "normal" or "okay" for processed food isn't that healthy - it's not necessarily "bad" for you, just...not that great either. Like how p much everyone should be eating a buttload more fruit and veg than they do, comparin...
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https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51KNWFAGG0L._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg A book written by arguably the main environmental activist involved with action against the oil companies in the Niger Delta, it's a really depressing book if you take it at face value...
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^ plus most of the time when I do want to say something, someone else has already said it so I just drop a rating and carry on; either that or I don't feel confident enough in what I know if it's a more controversial opinion.
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Yeah, this is bad enough as just a policy but the flagging going on is insane, it's like they're deliberately killing the site...and annoyingly the best alternative seems to be twitter right now, I feel like there won't be one target for exodus and this'll just fragment whatev...
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Apologies if I worded it badly, it was just a joke I tacked onto the end; discussions with 2+ sides involved are sincerely interesting most of the time, at least if everyone involved is being sincere - there's only relatively few issues I have strongly-held views on where I fe...
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I honestly can't help but look at the "I want to have earnest and intellectual discussion but my different opinions are stifled by the liberal hegemony jerking themselves off =(" statements as being said by people whose valuable contributions aren't nearly as earnest or intell...
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'Yellow vest' protests spread to Netherlands
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I've played for so long with various settings in my config and settings and I decided to use mastercom's ultra config and man, why have I been playing without ragdolls for so long, I last played tf2c like 2 years ago I'm surprised something as small as silly ragdolls and gib...
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I'm a little worried at ones that are having very strong opinions on something they seem to have a fairly shallow understanding of...especially ones that result in hating groups of people. Like, if you're gonna hate someone based on what they stand for, at least try to underst...
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Adding onto what Racist Gamer Man (lol) said, there's no reason the contracts can't be focused on objectives and teamplay; I could foresee a contract requiring you to use the previously unlocked weapon to help your team as the objectives, then you unlock a new toy that you get...
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Rating a post isn't much different to a small reply that shows your general feeling towards a post/article; just because it's represented as a small icon doesn't make their contribution any less valid an expression. People ain't getting mad at the icon itself.
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Pointing out the bad things isn't focusing on the bad things nor is it denying the existence of good things, though. It's merely pointing out that, indeed, there are a lot of bad things out there, and a lot of it is rooted in the same sort of attitude. Negativity is necessary,...
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That's bloody nice and all but if you ignore the problems they're still kinda there, and to people where their outlook on life isn't 100% selfish (i.e. having any sliver of "I care about other people") then the only way you can avoid any sliver of cynicism is deliberate pure i...
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That form of cynicism isn't rare tho, apathy towards money and power and all - wrapping it up in mildly flowery language doesn't really make it any more "cartoon villain"-y.
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I unno there's a difference between "nuke the impure" cartoon villain and "corporations are pretty bad" cartoon villain; their post just seems like your pretty average complaint about the feeling of hopelessness in the face of the various bad things going on in the world.
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The list, which includes more than 600 men and almost 200 women, includes (...) Margaret Thatcher, who was a scientist before becoming prime minister. feckin' y tho
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That's the problem, they're not targeting people for breaking the law. As I said earlier, this is just incel channers generating excuses to be incel channers.
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I looked at where the images in the article came from it just seems like incels on 4chan (and reddit?) jerking over a way to shit on sex workers, with the excuse of taxes - the focus isn't even on whether they pay taxes or not, just being annoyed that sex workers exist. so y...
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The traditional route is easily the best choice, while doing a course in it would be the best it's also good to go for the next best thing - find a respected uni, look up politics courses, and find the reading list for the first year course/modules since they're supposed to ge...
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idk how many people here know but I apparently blew a few people's minds yesterday so a PSA for anyone who doesn't know, muting people also mutes their in-game chat. If someone on the enemy team is spamming "Family guy peter get ipad" after every kill and death, and they just...
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Layers of a Rainforest idk about you but this is something I learned in school
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Seeing lots of speculation about this, but since tumblr isn't really known for communicating (like, ever) it's unlikely we'll know if this was the reason - might be them trying two birds with one stone?
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