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    Europe’s women rise up: More than 1.5 million views for anti-migrant violence campaign video

    The campaign that was launched by German women against migrant violence is becoming very successful. Its video has over 1.5 million views and women from all over Europe are using the 120db hashtag.

    The 120 decibel (120db) movement is named after the noise level of the “rape alarms” some women in Germany carry in their handbags. Its campaign was launched last week by a group of women who are increasingly worried about migrant violence and sexual assaults.

    The campaign is also successful on Twitter as the hashtag #120db appears daily. It also gets more international attention as women from Europe and other parts of the world are using the hashtag. Some even post pictures of female victims of migrant violence or terror.

    Other forms of protests have started to emerge in Germany as well. In cities like Cottbus and Kandel there were big protests against migrant violence and several new ones have been planned. Especially women play an important role in Germany’s protests. A “Women’s March” against migrant violence will be organised in Berlin on 17 February.

    ‘Migrant Violence’ indeed, they must all be racist!  Why would they object to sexual assault and rape?  What a bunch of pussies, oh, and Nazis too.

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    Three cases alleging sex crimes against disgraced independent film producer Harvey Weinstein have been submitted by the Los Angeles police department to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
    While details of the cases have not been revealed, LA County DA spokesman Greg Risling confirmed to Deadline that the “three case of sexual abuse were submitted to us by the Los Angeles police and they are under review.”
    The decision to press charges against Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment or adult by more than fifty women over a period of four decades, is now in the hands of District Attorney of Los Angeles County Jackie Lacey. Indeed, the three cases were sent to the DA on February 1.

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    “California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue ‘anti-racist’ activists, documents show”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/09/california-police-white-supremacists-counter-protest

    This is just f**king disgusting.

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    “California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue ‘anti-racist’ activists, documents show” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/09/california-police-white-supremacists-counter-protest This is just f**king disgusting.

    sic, complete with errors

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    Denzel Washington, great actor and very smart man:

    Donald Trump’s election victory saved the United States from the establishment of an “Orwellian police state” in the hands of Democrats who would have used the same authoritarian tactics “over and over again” to “circumvent the will of the people.“

    If the Democrats had won the election, we never would have found out they were using false documents to get warrants to spy on American citizens and political opponents. We never would have known this. Think about it!” said Denzel Washington at a press conference in New York.re elections.”

    “They would have a tool they would use over and over again to circumvent the will of the people in future elections,” said Denzil Washington, who has just been nominated for an Oscar for his film Roman J. Israel, Esq.
    The nomination marks the eighth time Washington has been nominated in the best actor category, making him the most-nominated African-American actor of all time.

    “We know that a warrant to spy on the Trump team was issued based on media reports, and these media reports were based on information provided by an opposition research firm being paid by the DNC and Hillary Clinton.”
    “You guys can’t see what is wrong with this? You’re kidding me, Well I guess you are reporters. How many reporters was it that got caught colluding with the Clinton campaign?”

    Addressing the reporters personally, Denzel Washington called them out for refusing to publish anything critical about the Democratic Party.

    “But you’ve got to understand that we dodged a bullet when Clinton lost. More than one bullet. We avoided a war with Russia, and we avoided the creation of an Orwellian police state.”

     

     

     

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    https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/09/politics/rob-porter-trump-response/index.html : Becuase he is an asshole https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/Bo2018/02/trump-approval-rating-2018-midterms/552701/

    The Atlantic article is really good, well researched and unforgiving…I love stats, they do not lie.  I am certain I am not the only one here who appreciates your posts.

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    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was widely mocked this week after he corrected a young woman’s use of the word “mankind,” instructing her to say “peoplekind,” instead.

    On Thursday Trudeau’s top advisor tweeted out that anyone who laughed at Trudeau’s silly remarks were Nazis.  Gerald Butts (appropriate name) was very upset with Infowar’s Paul Joseph Watson’s blistering takedown on the prime minister earlier this week.
    So he described everyone as a Nazi.  It is another case of ‘if you don’t agree with me you’re a Nazi’.

    “Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.”                      H. L. Mencken.

    I know I am.  I voted for Justin entirely because his dad, Pierre Trudeau, the best Prime Minister Canada ever had.

    What a mistake!  Justin seriously needs a reality check.  What an embarrassment.

     

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    Sasha Stone I passionately hate but haven’t attacked very often because I have better things to do with my life. However, she must be legitimately mentally ill or something, seeing her recent back-and-forths on Twitter.

    https://twitter.com/kristapley/status/962464509884432384

    https://twitter.com/JoeLeydon/status/962492834636017669

    Funny thing is, I feel like there was a point where she did genuinely mean something, years ago, in the awards season predictions conversation. Now, I think she just needs to retire early (if possible) and seek therapy.

    https://twitter.com/merrik666/status/962524828954632192

    Sasha noticeably and objectively contradicts herself right here! I’m leaning towards Get Out over Lady Bird for Screenplay and Picture at the Indie Spirits, but now I want to vote for Lady Bird just out of spite for Sasha and all the fake-feminist lunatics and haters, who are mad at Greta for getting deservedly nominated for her movie while Bigelow for Zero Crap Thirty and DuVernay for the generic Lifetime movie quality (unpopular opinions, I know) Selma got deservedly snubbed. The thing with me is, just because I want female filmmakers nominated doesn’t mean if one is, I get mad that the Oscars didn’t nominate this OTHER director who happens to be female instead. Lady Bird is surely more a classic of cinema than something like Mudbound, an okay-written period piece with some good performances. You want a black woman nominated for Directing? Fine, but if it doesn’t happen don’t immediately cry racism (see: Jordan Peele) or even sexism (see: Greta Gerwig) when it doesn’t happen. Look at the film itself and ask yourself if you’re not wanting to convince yourself you love it to point you force yourself to do so. I make fun of Republicans all the time for criticizing the left’s progressive agenda of inclusion for underrepresented groups as “identity politics,” but when you say a black woman should get nominated for Directing a movie that wasn’t great or that culturally impactful when you would get mad if a white man got that exact same kind of Oscar recognition… well, that is by definition IDENTITY POLITICS, of the most frustratingly hypocritical order, that makes liberals look like exactly the type of tasteless PC-extremist assholes the political right tries to paint us as! Don’t be like Sasha Stone, be better than that, please. 🙁

    “I hated Lady Bird because I am a soulless idiot and don’t care that the Oscars nominated a woman Director, it has to be a woman director I approve of, otherwise they are all still sexist in my psycho-feminist opinion.”- Sasha Stone, basically, in 2018. F**k her.

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    https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/09/politics/rob-porter-trump-response/index.html : Becuase he is an asshole https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/Bo2018/02/trump-approval-rating-2018-midterms/552701/

    The Atlantic article is really good, well researched and unforgiving…I love stats, they do not lie. I am certain I am not the only one here who appreciates your posts.

    Thanks! Can’t really post today in here because I am sick at the moment with the world’s worst cough. Hurts like hell every time. But my mother is sick too but getting better (fever) and my sister has the flu. I f I have the flu I’m going to be pissed….I have tickets to something on Thursday 🙁

    Update: I called the Dr because we are really tight with him…practically is family….And its the flu or strep. Either way I have an appointment tomorrow at 8 AM.

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    Good to see you back, vinny.

    I have been happily lost in excellent Olympic coverage;  as well as NBC, there is 8 hours of coverage on CBC and much more on TSN (The Sports Channel).  There is a lot of live coverage, and it is great.

    So I always felt Michael Keaton was far better than Eddie (I’m portraying a genius invalid) Redmayne, and should easily have won Best Actor.  Not after the following

    Michael Keaton took to social media Thursday to blame what he called the “weak disgusting” NRA and Republicans for six school shootings that have occurred since the Columbine, Colorado shooting in 1999.

    Ironically, each of these highlights the failure of gun control inasmuch as the attackers passed a background check for their firearms in every instance but one, and that was Sandy Hook. The Sandy Hook attacker circumvented a background check by stealing his guns and killing the rightful gun owner–his own mother.

    The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms and was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments contained in the Bill of Rights.  It was described as an auxiliary right, supporting the natural rights of self-defense, resistance to oppression, and the civic duty to act in concert in defense of the state.

    There is not one fascist state which allows their citizens to have firearms.  This is history and current events.

    “Before all else, be armed”.  Niccolo Machiavelli

    Machiavelli also said it was the right and duty of every citizen to remove a bad ‘prince’, and that it is the responsibility of the ‘prince’ to govern properly.  This is revolutionary in a time when the popular concept of governance was the ‘Divine Right of Kings’.

     

     

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    https://slate.com/culture/2018/02/nbc-silent-on-shaun-white-sexual-harassment-allegations.html : No Shaun?! Why?!!!!!
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/13/politics/donald-trump-federal-budget-deficit/index.html
    http://time.com/5153997/donald-trump-team-usa-tweets/
    https://www.salon.com/2018/02/13/terror-victims-donald-trump-wont-talk-about-people-killed-by-the-alt-right/

    I don’t know if you are a fan of Philip DeFranco, but he just seems to have the most sane and emotionally effective take on everything these days, with complete regard to the facts, while never coming off as condescending or smug. His video discussing the tragedy at Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed by a psycho former student who got expelled, using an AR-15, was one of his more powerful moments.

    “We Need To Talk About The Parkland Florida Shooting And Aftermath” Philip DeFranco

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95kU0jbB4e4&t=1s

    I also wanted to share this New York Times article detailing all the people murdered in Parkland. May they all rest in peace. I will never get used to these mass shootings, and neither should you, because it is only when that happens will we have given up humanity’s future. The birth of general societal apathy towards chaos and hatred is the death of decency and sanity itself, is it not? Just my feelings. 🙁

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/15/us/florida-school-victims.html

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    Good to see you back, vinny.

    I have been happily lost in excellent Olympic coverage;  as well as NBC, there is 8 hours of coverage on CBC and much more on TSN (The Sports Channel).  There is a lot of live coverage, and it is great.

    Good to be back…..still not 100 percent better but at least in the upper 90 percent…..cough from hell is still here.

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