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January 28, 2022

Amazon payed $50.000 to have anti union courses on public schools


Seriously, everyone needs to read this article. This course includes:

" ( one ) unit focuses on “Worker Motivation.” One team activity prompts students to “Brainstorm ways you could motivate your employees other than large bonuses and high salaries.” Another question asks them “What is Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, and how do these needs relate to employee motivation?” (Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a concept in psychology that, broadly speaking, says people will do what they have to do to survive before working to improve their physical and mental well-being**.**)

This is disgusting! Schools are halfway to being nothing more than serf-labor work indoctrination camps. This is in NO WAY comparable to a true vocational track, where students who want to train in hands-on skilled trades can get a head start on that path.

How was this even approved?!
January 27, 2022

Low-carbon ambitions must not interfere with 'normal life', says Xi Jinping

Source: the guardian

China’s President Xi Jinping told Communist Party leaders that saving the planet from global warming won’t come at the expense of China’s economic growth or the comfort of its people.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/26/xi-jinping-warns-chinas-low-carbon-ambitions-must-not-interfere-with-normal-life

where's the suprised pikachu meme?
January 12, 2022

Antonio Brown Says Shirtless Bucs Exit 'Wasn't Necessary' at Dinner with Kanye

Source: tmz

Antonio Brown appears to be showing some regret over his infamous, shirtless breakup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ... admitting his wild outburst was unprofessional and unnecessary.

AB touched down in Los Angeles Monday afternoon after a week of living it up in NYC ... and just hours after his flight to the west coast, he hit up hotspot Craig's for a bite to eat with his new buddy, Kanye West.

Read more: https://www.tmz.com/2022/01/11/antonio-brown-shirtless-buccaneers-exit-unprofessional-not-necessary/

my sympathy for him is now at the same level as what's his name... eric rogers? that former packer guy
January 9, 2022

hcq and dewormers should be made available....

to all republicans who wants it in lieu of going to hospital

January 5, 2022

nk officials demand handwriting samples of 1000s of Pyongyang residents after ....

graffiti appears calling Kim Jong-un a 'son of a b----'


It’s a test. If you actually write the phrase out, they shoot you on the spot.
Also it is refreshing to see similar idioms in different languages. In Chinese, it would be "fed by dog mother"

January 3, 2022

Los Angeles schools, with 30K unvaccinated students, push off COVID-19 vaccine mandate until fall 20

Source: usa today

Faced with more than 30,000 unvaccinated older students, the Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday pushed back the deadline for its COVID-19 vaccine mandate to fall 2022.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2021/12/14/los-angeles-schools-student-vaccine-mandate/6509521001/

i think there is a peoblem there
January 2, 2022

EU drafts plan to label gas and nuclear investments as green

Source: reuters

The European Union has drawn up plans to label some natural gas and nuclear energy projects as "green" investments after a year-long battle between governments over which investments are truly climate-friendly.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/eu-drafts-plan-label-gas-nuclear-investments-green-2022-01-01/?utm_source=reddit.com

i believe this is a good thing, it is time to spend money to upgrade to current technology that is more clean rather than going back to coal plant or dangerous old nuclear plants that is still using 20 years old tech
December 28, 2021

Greta Thunberg

needs a new advisor or she will run out of allies.

December 27, 2021

'Spider-Man: No Way Home' is first film to make $1 billion since 2019


"The film reached the milestone just 12 days after it was released. Only 2019's "Avengers: Endgame" and "Avengers: Infinity War" reached that mark in less time, at 5 days and 11 days, respectively.
The film has made $1.05 billion worldwide so far."

i can't wait to see it online.
December 15, 2021

Lithuania closes embassy in China after last diplomats leave (over Taiwan)

Source: abc

VILNIUS, Lithuania -- Lithuania said Wednesday that it has closed its embassy in Beijing and pulled its last diplomat out of the Chinese capital, a move that came amid a spat over the European Union nation allowing Taiwan to open a representative office in its capital, Vilnius.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/lithuania-closes-embassy-china-diplomats-leave-81768433

we should be more like Lithuania

China could be the greatest government and greatest nation on the planet. All they have to do is do the opposite of whatever fuckery they doing now.

God I want to root for China for so bad but in this day in age I wouldn't give a fuck if Brainiac just up and abducted the whole country, minus Hong Kong, Xinjiang, China Mongolia, and Tibet, and put China into a hyperbolic time chamber until they get their fucking shit together. You know, give Chinese freedom of speech, voting rights, gay rights, etc. And stop threatening Taiwan and Japan.

Why does China get to kill 40 million Chinese and the people responsible get to stay in power?

Why does China get to steal every fucking IP and allowed to participate on the world stage?

Why does China get to protect North Korea which is holding millions of Koreans hostage?


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About catsudon

I'm a progressive american, was born in Taiwan. But have been in the states longer than my native country. I'm fluent in English, Chinese, and knows a little of Japanese. Good enough to translate Manga.
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