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May 1, 2023

Racism explained in 30 seconds

https://youtube.com/shorts/9IB3Qu_eZoQ?feature=share

Sorry it won’t show up without clicking the link. However, as you can see from the link, it is from YouTube a trusted source and it’s from Midas touch on YouTube. Hopefully you’ll take 30 seconds to watch.
April 26, 2023

Deleted-- dupe thread already on greatest page

E. Jean Carroll didn’t have to put herself through any of this.

She could have, as have so many women before her, tried to forget it ever happened. she could have said nothing. she could have done her best to tamp down the memory of the day that vile pig assaulted her.

But she didn’t. She spoke out. She named his name and she filed suit.

A brave act. Brave because speaking out cost her her job. Brave because her good name is now being dragged through the right-wing press. Brave because the gross deviant who violated her is rich and powerful. He is fueled by spite. He is obsessed with revenge. He is a destroyer of lives.

But E. Jean doesn’t care. She wants justice.

Right now, in a courtroom in Manhattan, a jury is listening to the facts of the case.

Let’s hope that maybe, just maybe, for once in his privileged pampered life, this despicable degenerate is held accountable for his disgusting actions.

E. Jean Carroll, thank you.
April 26, 2023

Why TF did I just see a presidential HGTV ad for DeSantis?

“… he never backs down.”

April 23, 2023

The most dangerous cities have the strictest gun laws


Aka, lies Republicans tell about crime in cities like Chicago and Baltimore. Baltimore and Chicago have strict gun laws but are by far not the most dangerous cities in America. What statistics show is the most dangerous cities have — Surprise! — more guns.

FBI crime statistics from 2021 — the most recent year available — show the most dangerous cities in the US based on violent crime and property crime rates are: St. Louis MO, Mobile AL and Birmingham AL. Baltimore is 4th; Chicago isn't even in the top 15.  
 
Mass shootings? Boulder CO, San Jose CA, Indianapolis IN, Atlanta GA and Colorado Springs CO top the list.

Baltimore and Chicago aren't on that list.
 
Cities with the highest gun violence rates per capita: Jackson MS, Gary IN, St. Louis MO, New Orleans LA and Memphis TN.

The top states by gun death rate are those with the highest gun ownership rates: Mississippi, Louisiana, Wyoming, Missouri, Alabama and Alaska.

The problem is the guns.

From TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRTHjKER/
April 23, 2023

Mastodon: Culture war



April 23, 2023

John Stewart interviews a condescending Pentagon Defense Deputy Scty. Kathleen Hicks


about journalism, transparency and accountability from the Pentagon. Pretty eye opening.



April 19, 2023

Growing numbers of perverted Republicans openly push for child marriage

Roy Moore, a former AL judge who often sided with defendants in sex crime cases, was disgraced from public office after five minors accused him of sexual abuse. But 41 Republicans wrote letters supporting him. Since Moore’s debacle, Republican efforts pushing for child marriage have surfaced in: KY WY NH WVA TN and most recently MO.

Missouri Republican Doubles Down on Letting 12-Year-Olds Marry

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/missouri-republican-doubles-down-on-letting-12-year-olds-marry/ar-AA19R21l


From Newsweek:

“Child marriage has long been taboo in the United States, but it's still legal in at least a dozen states across the country. … Pew Research Center said West Virginia had the nation's highest rate of child marriages in 2014, with five-year averages of 7.1 marriages for every 1,000 children between 15 and 17.”

“In most marriages reported nationwide involving children under 18, the children were girls, a trend that anti-child-marriage groups say represents the true function of child marriage: not for young couples to elope but for statutory rapists to marry their victims with the cover of the victim's parents.”

https://www.newsweek.com/republicans-make-case-child-marriage-1786476


Second Republican state resists banning child marriage in one week

https://americanindependent.com/republican-states-child-marriage/

Wyoming Republicans criticize child marriage ban bill sponsored by their own party members

https://www.businessinsider.com/wyoming-republicans-criticize-bill-raising-legal-marriage-age-to-18-2023-2?op=1


Bill to ban child marriage defeated in W Va

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/bill-to-ban-child-marriage-in-west-virginia-defeated-by-republicans_n_6409fd91e4b09c5c6d6d569d

The Republican party is obsessed with children – in the creepiest of ways

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/mar/30/republicans-gop-party-children-abuse


Don't Say Gay' Republicans pushing for legalizing child marriage

https://www.alternet.org/2022/04/republicans-pushing-legalizing-child-marriage

New Hampshire Republican opposes raising marriage age

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/republican-child-marriage-law-repeal-david-bates-new-hampshire-state-girls-boys-13-years-old-girl-scout-project-a7762776.html

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