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    “High-Profile Pedophile Benefits From Corrupt Connections”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFf_AQ_ve28

    Best case scenario is that the civil suits is won by Jeffrey Epstein victims! Justice for survivors of sex trafficking and pedophilia! I want Epstein and ALL of his creeper allies / co-conspirators (including most likely Bill Clinton and Donald Trump) to go to prison forever. I doubt that will happen since the rich and powerful never seem to face justice for crimes they commit, so the bare minimum I’m hoping for is Alexander Acosta’s resignation as Secretary of Labor.

    “How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime”

    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article220097825.html

    Great job on the Miami Herald for reporting on this. Talk about some high-quality journalism!

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    Big day of news coverage with Bush funeral:

    George H.W. Bush funeral: Former presidents, world leaders to attend
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/04/politics/george-bush-national-cathedral-state-funeral/index.html

    Uneasy presidents club to convene at Bush funeral
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/05/politics/presidents-club-trump-bush-funeral/index.html

    Opinion: How George H.W. Bush redefined the vice presidency
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/04/opinions/george-hw-bush-redefined-vice-presidency-goldstein/index.html

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    Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono suggested during the Bend To Justice leadership conference on Tuesday that Democrats occasionally have trouble connecting with voters because they (Democrats) are too smart.

    “I’ve been saying it at all of our Senate Democratic retreats, that we need to speak to the heart not in a manipulative way, not in a way that brings forth everybody’s fears and resentments but truly to speak to the hearts so that people know that we’re actually on their side,” she continued. “But we have a really hard time doing that and one of the reasons it was told to me at one of our retreats was that we Democrats know so much, that is true. And we have kind of have to tell everyone how smart we are and so we have a tendency to be very left brain.”

    “genii”

     

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    Speaking of arrogant assholes

    State Media: ‘It May Sound Racist,’ but Brazil’s Culture Is Inferior to China’s

    China’s state-run Global Times expressed outrage Wednesday over comparisons between its economy and Brazil’s, dismissing Brazilians as lazy and insisting that, “it may sound racist,” but Brazil’s culture is too inferior to China’s to ever succeed with full development.

    Under Communist Party leader Xi Jinping, China’s government has increased calls for the embrace of “traditional Chinese culture,” meaning a mixture of Han culture and Maoist communism, over other world cultures, including minority cultures within China like Uighur or Tibetan culture.

    Chinese state media has increased the publication of articles arguing that Han Chinese people are more intelligent, harder working, and generally superior to others around the world.   It uses Brazil as an example of an inferior culture not worthy of joining the developed world.

    Now that’s not very nice, is it?

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    Bush’s Texas funeral coverage:

    Nation says goodbye to Bush: “To us, he was close to perfect”
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/05/politics/george-hw-bush-funeral-ceremony/index.html

    George H.W. Bush will journey to his final resting place on a train whose engine is named for him
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/03/us/george-bush-train-union-pacific-funeral-trnd/index.html

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    Whatever you might think of the Bush dynasty’s legacy, no one can ever accuse the family of not showing class and decency.
    And their sterling example of this, while saying goodbye to their beloved patriarch, has also served as an important reminder of just how awful the McCain family is.
    Remember when Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) died?  How could you forget?
    The funeral lasted longer than the first season of Cop Rock — something like nine episodes.

    “The America of John McCain does not need to be made great again, because it is already great,” the hideous Meghan said. I mean, she really said that — at a funeral — her father’s funeral.
    Everything about McCain’s funeral proved just what a shallow, grasping, insecure, and small family this is. Among other things…
    Publicly snubbing the American president.
    Publicly snubbing Sarah Palin, his ever-loyal 2008 running mate.
    Choosing pallbearers to take a jab at Trump.
    Eulogies full of cheap-shot applause lines.
    Funeral attendees applauding the mean-spirited partisanship as though they were at a rally.
    John McCain’s funeral was twisted into something bitter and un-American, something disgraceful and petty. The New Yorker aptly described it as “the biggest resistance meeting yet.”‘

    “Two ex-Presidents and one eloquent daughter teamed up to rebuke the pointedly uninvited Donald Trump, the New Yorker wrote, adding, “The funeral service for John Sidney McCain III, at the Washington National Cathedral …was all about a rebuke to the pointedly uninvited current President of the United States, which was exactly how McCain had planned it.”
    What a disgrace, and every decent person knew at the time it was a disgrace.

    President Bush’s funeral was classy, unifying, and loving. There were no cheap snubs, no axe grinding from the grave.
    The Bush family’s simple and decent act of burying the hatchet with President Trump, their patriotic act of making the president (and by extension his supporters) feel welcome and honored at these services, that is true patriotism, and that is what American democracy is supposed to be about.

    This is class.  The Bushs  have class.  Very cool.

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    Many countries have already announced they will not sign on to the United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

    This agreement will take away the sovereign right to control borders.
    ** The United States
    ** Poland
    ** Estonia
    ** Czech Republic
    ** Austria
    ** Hungary
    ** Switzerland
    ** Croatian
    ** Bulgaria
    ** Australia
    ** Israel
    These countries will not agree to the globalist insanity.  Add Lithuania and Latvia, and Justin better not sign, or he is really short term in Canada.

    This is another insane globalist plan

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    Whatever you might think of the Bush dynasty’s legacy, no one can ever accuse the family of not showing class and decency.
    And their sterling example of this, while saying goodbye to their beloved patriarch, has also served as an important reminder of just how awful the McCain family is.
    Remember when Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) died? How could you forget?
    The funeral lasted longer than the first season of Cop Rock — something like nine episodes.

    “The America of John McCain does not need to be made great again, because it is already great,” the hideous Meghan said. I mean, she really said that — at a funeral — her father’s funeral.
    Everything about McCain’s funeral proved just what a shallow, grasping, insecure, and small family this is. Among other things…
    Publicly snubbing the American president.
    Publicly snubbing Sarah Palin, his ever-loyal 2008 running mate.
    Choosing pallbearers to take a jab at Trump.
    Eulogies full of cheap-shot applause lines.
    Funeral attendees applauding the mean-spirited partisanship as though they were at a rally.
    John McCain’s funeral was twisted into something bitter and un-American, something disgraceful and petty. The New Yorker aptly described it as “the biggest resistance meeting yet.”‘

    “Two ex-Presidents and one eloquent daughter teamed up to rebuke the pointedly uninvited Donald Trump, the New Yorker wrote, adding, “The funeral service for John Sidney McCain III, at the Washington National Cathedral …was all about a rebuke to the pointedly uninvited current President of the United States, which was exactly how McCain had planned it.”
    What a disgrace, and every decent person knew at the time it was a disgrace.

    President Bush’s funeral was classy, unifying, and loving. There were no cheap snubs, no axe grinding from the grave.
    The Bush family’s simple and decent act of burying the hatchet with President Trump, their patriotic act of making the president (and by extension his supporters) feel welcome and honored at these services, that is true patriotism, and that is what American democracy is supposed to be about.

    This is class. The Bushs have class. Very cool.

    John Mccain is an American hero unlike President Bone Spurs and is equally as classy as the Bush family. Then again compared to the fat orange blob that we have as President ANY past President is classier. Trump can stick to twitter, golf, and destroying the country….it’s ALL he is good at

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    “Lena Dunham lied to discredit an alleged rape victim and then wrote her worst apology yet”

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/stevens/ct-life-stevens-thursday-how-not-to-apologize-lena-dunham-1206-story.html

    There is a special place in hell for the dangerously ignorant and insanely hypocritical likes of Lena Dunham. I don’t care how subjectively “talented” people find her to be, she frequently embarrasses feminists and left-wing women in general with her displays of vulgarity and tone-deaf stupidity. She is truly the Sarah Palin of the left. Only wait, at least Sarah didn’t write a book where she talked about shoving tiny rocks into her sisters privates when she was just a baby… If Lena isn’t too problematic for liberals, then there is no such thing as “problematic,” since she basically personifies that term in my opinion.

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    I am so f**king pissed at PewDiePie right now. The dude has so much privilege, is the most subscribed individual content creator on YouTube and he will NOT learn from his easily avoidable mistakes. Just be a responsible human being for a change instead of an arrogant prick, how about that?!

    “PewDiePie gives shout out to hateful, anti-Semitic YouTube channel”

    https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/10/18134748/pewdiepie-er-pewnews-youtube-hateful-content-anti-semitic

    “PewdiePie’s Latest Vid Shouted out a Nazi’s Youtube Channel”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhf65iJb1NE

    Humor IS subjective. “Problematic” has become a buzzword I feel too many liberals use to attack an nuanced idea or even depth-free JOKE they just happen to vehemently disagree with or are offended by. I defended Kevin Hart for his actual jokes, as undeniably tasteless and cringe-worthy in my opinion as those jokes were. HOWEVER E;R, one of the 28 channels that PewdDiePie, who has over 76 Million subscribers on YouTube mind you, only says he is joking so that his platform he is not entitled to have on YouTube isn’t pulled for his sincerely anti-semitic rhetoric, which is by definition hate speech. THIS is what actual sincere hate speech looks like people, no nuance or self-deprecating layers, no talk of him having evolved, he is saying this shit to this freaking day! While you all are getting worked up over a black man making in my opinion really ignorant, cheap, and unfunny jokes about gay people about about how it is pathetic how insecure he is about his own son’s sexuality, we have REAL NAZIS, sincere bigots in our society who aren’t getting called out to nearly the same extent for doing far worse, regardless of the Oscars and hosting and all that bullshit. Think of all the kids who watched that video of PewDiePie and clicked on that link, and subscribed to that channel, how indocrinated into misogynistic anti-semitic bullshit they will likely become! It is difficult to piss me off this much, but I’ve honestly had it with this PewDiePie guy, even as I acknowledge with no consequences for him other than social media shaming he is going to continue to screw up until one day he hopefully crosses the line so obviously and transparently that YouTube just HAS to remove his excessively problematic channel.

    PewDiePie was insanely irresponsible for letting this shit pass and for posting a positive comment under one of his videos. Think of all the minds being corrupted because of this shit, he has removed the link to the channel now but the damage is already done.

    E;R does alt-right garbage in his videos and makes white supremacist and anti-semitic references that are so lazily coated as “jokes” you’d have to be an actual Nazi and/or fascist to refuse to see his propaganda as anything except for what it is.

    Oh, and if you think this scandal would be enough for PewDiePie to grow enough sense to lay low after his ridiculously terrible stale “apology” then you couldn’t be more wrong! Want equal pay if you are a woman? Then quit being a “crybaby” because according to him that is exactly what you are! Is this dude a sociopath or something like that? Read this actual article, he’s so clueless. He is also lucky that she is willing to follow him and offer to talk with him. Women put up with so much shit from ignorant men in this world that it makes me feel embarrassed to be a man much of the time. I hope he does talk with her, but I doubt it would resolve anything or that he would grow as a person. He’s far too invincible by this point now that he’s got his brainwashed army of fans defending his every colossal screw-up.

    “YouTuber PewDiePie Calls Lilly Singh a ‘Crybaby’ After She Speaks Out About Wage Inequality”

    https://people.com/tv/youtube-pewdiepie-calls-lilly-singh-crybaby-wage-gap/

    I know you’re not supposed to wish people dead, and I’m not, but I will say without a hint of regret that if PewDiePie got hit and killed by a bus tomorrow, I wouldn’t shed a tear and the world would be a less vile and ignorant place, and probably a safer place for you if you’re Jewish like my family is.

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    This is related to my above comment but in general I’m sick of genuinely bigoted and factually manipulative assholes, especially those who are on the internet and have hundreds of thousands of people following them and trusting their heavily biased reporting of information, using excuses like they are merely “politically incorrect” by being tastelessly and sincerely hateful towards POC, Jews, disabled people, and the LGBTQIA+ community.

    It really gets on my nerves sometimes, seeing smugly charismatic bigots who look cool but have hate in their hearts dupe potentially good people into believing that those who dare to call them out are simply lacking in humor or “nuance” or are just “overreacting” to their obvious deceit and selectively biased deliverance of statistics and news to fit their pre-determined agenda for what the truth should be, even if often it will not be what the truth objectively clearly is. Political correctness is too often used as an excuse for bigots and bullies to say any awful shit they want as long as they claim it isn’t serious so that they don’t have to suffer any real-world consequences for their words or actions, which are usually reckless at best or intentionally hateful at worst.

    You know what? Just put me in charge of YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, and Facebook! I volunteer to clean up the internet so that the world can be free of all the white nationalist racist sexist “comedians” or “satirists” that only care about spreading the facts they want spread, creating fake news to fit their causes, or distorting real life events to fit their bigoted Nazi agenda! I don’t use the word “Nazi” lightly at all either.

    We live in some truly crazy times filled with handsome and cool-looking liars who cherry-pick statistics to fit their agenda while ignoring others which might burst the bubble they want to keep their brainwashed fans in, sincerely sinister haters, and apathetic “edgelord” trolls looking to spread and create the most gross-for-the-sake-of-being-gross memes. Please be careful on this internet and in this strange world, for there be demons. Or at least tons of demonically cruel, narcissistic, and greedy assholes.

    I know I’ve written a TON in these last couple comments, but I had some stuff to say I genuinely thought needed to be said. Feel free to carry on!

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    PewDiePie…..anyone calling himself that is already strange

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