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"Economic anxieties" strike again

https://twitter.com/EVRYBODYvsTRUMP/status/1052762749128925185

This is literally how fascist dictatorships operate:

https://twitter.com/4everNeverTrump/status/1052653452294160384

MEANWHILE, in Tennessee...

https://mobile.twitter.com/3onyourside/status/1051088965393113088

MEANWHILE, in Germany...

https://twitter.com/Glitchy_Ashburn/status/1048227734017789952

I know the Lounge is rampant with grape guzzlers and wineheads, so I want a confession from anyone with insider knowledge about this...

MEANWHILE, in Sverige...

https://twitter.com/MikeHollows/status/1047800187735953408

2000-year-old comics discovered in the Middle East

Supply your own punchline...

https://twitter.com/Glitchy_Ashburn/status/1045730288557592576

Spa Day...

https://twitter.com/dct_ihjc/status/1044182081880948736

Cubs Somehow Tweeted Out Actual Porn in 2012 and Just Now Deleted it


https://twitter.com/ballplayerbrand/status/1044695858237792256

China is building a digital dictatorship

https://twitter.com/Glitchy_Ashburn/status/1043226010806829056



Social credit is like a personal scorecard for each of China’s 1.4 billion citizens.

In one pilot program already in place, each citizen has been assigned a score out of 800. In other programs it’s 900.

Those, like Dandan, with top “citizen scores” get VIP treatment at hotels and airports, cheap loans and a fast track to the best universities and jobs.

“It will allow the trustworthy to roam freely under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step.”

Those at the bottom can be locked out of society and banned from travel, or barred from getting credit or government jobs.

The system will be enforced by the latest in high-tech surveillance systems as China pushes to become the world leader in artificial intelligence.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-18/china-social-credit-a-model-citizen-in-a-digital-dictatorship/10200278



'Don't let this be the end': Good Samaritan behind Lions Gate notes shares her story

Mindi Reynolds hopes the handwritten messages of encouragement will make the reader realize someone cares

Mysterious Good Samaritans have been posting handwritten suicide prevention messages along the railings of the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver. CBC's The Early Edition tracked down Mindi Reynolds, the woman behind some of the more recent notes, to hear her story:

Twelve years ago, I lost a friend to suicide.

We had lived in the Interior together, and I had just moved back to Vancouver when I got the call.

I remember just feeling overwhelming amounts of guilt that I couldn't see the signs when I was there, and it's something I still grapple with to this day.

So when I read an article in late July about an 18-year-old girl from the U.K., Paige Hunter, who had been posting notes on the Wearmouth Bridge in England, I couldn't help but be inspired and connect with the story.

I wanted to share the message that there is hope, so that the person reading it realizes that there are people out there who do care, even if they haven't met that person yet.

I've seen some similar messages of encouragement posted on the bridge before. I don't know who wrote them, but they filled me with so much happiness and so much hope...


https://twitter.com/cbcnewsbc/status/1042147013054418944
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