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Mars has redesigned the M&M characters to be more woke. RIP Sexy Green M&M

https://jezebel.com/rip-thotty-green-m-m-lady-1848393424


In what feels to be a perfectly American consolation prize for the fact that Congress has failed to pass voting rights legislation, Mars has redesigned the M&M’s characters for a “more dynamic, progressive world,” according to CBS News. So now, in addition to losing suffrage, we will also be losing our favorite bimbo icon: the hot green lady M&M.

It’s nearly impossible to imagine our sexy candy-coated sister floating adrift without her thot energy. It feels as though the green M&M, with her fake lashes and hoe heels, wanted just one thing in this world and that was to f^ck.


I miss when she had a superiority complex. I miss when she bossed the other imbeciles around because she was more cunning and objectively hot than they could ever be. It seems, in reality, that the other M&Ms were jealous of her pretty privilege and that Mars has punished her for her God-given assets, so I would just like to inquire: What sort of message does that really send? That the girlies can’t be horny? That we can’t wear go-go boots to work? Take away our masc-thot and see what happens. The bimbos will rise, once more, removing every new green M&M from candy wrappers across the world, until the nice, professional version of candy Pam Anderson ceases to exist.


Meanwhile, the lady M&Ms are now getting along to show a “force supporting women” as they throw “shine and not shade” — though we all know the brown M&M is just using girlboss energy as a facade for her own internalized misogyny. Her heels are now kitten heel “professional” length, because she wants to keep up with the boys as they scurry to the conference room.


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I have no words... no dog in this fight. But I think it is okay for some woman to be sexy. That does not make them automatically bad feminist icons.



Posted by cinematicdiversions | Fri Jan 21, 2022, 02:01 AM (12 replies)

Crazy cat lady heads cat charity. CEO quits in dismay

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/jan/20/cats-protection-ceo-steps-down-after-trustee-found-to-keep-18-cats

The chief executive of the UK’s largest cat protection charity has stepped down after a row over the welfare of 18 cats being kept in his colleague’s three-bedroom house.

Concerned about cat welfare and the charity’s reputation, Charles Darley, 59, said Cats Protection should not support the chair of trustees, Linda Upson, in keeping the pets on welfare grounds.

“To have a chair that apparently isn’t adhering to best practice is very damaging to the charity, and disastrous for staff morale,” Darley told the Guardian. “Defra guidelines say cats should be given sufficient space to hide from other cats and from people. Every cat should have its own food bowl, its own water bowl, its own scratching post … to think you can get 18 of those in one house would be stretching credibility.”

He added: “I’ve spoken to five other charity chief executives, and they also said they couldn’t defend this number of cats in that house.”

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I had to change the headline. The Guardian really dropped the ball on this one. Liable law issues maybe?


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Posted by cinematicdiversions | Thu Jan 20, 2022, 08:59 PM (0 replies)

Why Home Prices Keep Rising

https://www.newyorkglobe.co/2022/01/20/why-home-prices-keep-rising/


Two years into the pandemic, rundown bungalows command bidding wars, buyers keep snatching up places they’ve never seen, and homebuilders can’t find enough cabinet doors for everyone who wants a new home. The median price for an American home is up nearly 20 percent in a year. The for-sale inventory is at a new low. And the hopeful buyers left on the sidelines have helped drive up rents instead.

All of this may feel unsustainable — the tight inventory, the wild price growth, the dwindling affordability. Surely something’s got to give.

But what if that’s not exactly true? Or, at least, not true anytime soon for renters locked out of homeownership today or anyone worried about housing affordability. There’s probably no quick reprieve coming, no rollback in stratospheric home prices if you can just wait a little longer to jump in.

“It’s not a bubble, it really is about the fundamentals,” said Jenny Schuetz, a housing researcher at the Brookings Institution. “It really is about supply and demand — not enough houses, and huge numbers of people wanting homes.”


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There is a different rate of inflation and an entirely different economy for those that are homeowners and those that aare renters.

Unfortunately for renters, homeowners vote in much larger numbers.

What is even more insane is we have people in thier 50's,60's and 70's still renting. What are they supposed to do when the cost of housing doubles in five to ten years.



Posted by cinematicdiversions | Thu Jan 20, 2022, 08:23 PM (14 replies)

Open-Source Vaccines Got More Funding From Tito's Vodka Than the Government

https://www.vice.com/en/article/akvk9j/open-source-vaccines-got-more-funding-from-titos-vodka-than-the-government

Corbevax is targeting low-income countries to stop new COVID variants from emerging. Scientists say rich countries are still refusing to fund it.

With the Omicron variant spreading across the US at an unprecedented speed, medical experts have reignited their calls for mass-producing patent-free COVID-19 vaccines to address the lack of widely-available vaccines in low-income countries. But two scientists in Texas who have successfully developed such a vaccine say their effort still hasn’t received any funding from the world’s richest countries, including the United States.

Dr. Peter Hotez and Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi are professors at the Baylor College of Medicine and co-directors of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development, where they are renewing their pleas for the US federal government and other G7 countries to financially support the mass production of Corbevax, the world’s first open-source, patent-free COVID-19 vaccine being distributed on a mass scale.

Virologists have frequently noted that new variants like Omicron are more likely to emerge in countries where vaccines aren’t widely available—a problem that vaccine patents exacerbate, and that efforts like Corbevax aim to directly address. Without vaccine equity, low-income nations suffer from the virus disproportionately, all the while increasing the chances that the pandemic will continue indefinitely.

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Interesting article about the priority of funding from our and other institutions.

Posted by cinematicdiversions | Thu Jan 20, 2022, 04:30 PM (1 replies)

Who did it better the NY Post or the Onion.

https://twitter.com/jhilburg/status/1483826107187089410/photo/1

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FJeZ9WGXIAQ6BEs?format=jpg&name=medium


Now honestly I find the Onion is a little more grounded with the NY Post being a more absurdest affair, but both are pretty funny dry humor websites.
Posted by cinematicdiversions | Thu Jan 20, 2022, 12:20 AM (0 replies)

What is your actual Covid risk (Great UK tool)


My numbers for slightly overweight middle aged vaccinated Absolute risk

Risk of catching and being admitted to hospital with COVID-19 0.0092% 1 in 10,870

Risk of catching and dying from COVID-19 0.0013% 1 in 76,923

Risk of dying from COVID-19 following a positive test result 0.0479% 1 in 2,088


Here is the calculator provided by the Times.

https://qcovid.org/

Posted by cinematicdiversions | Wed Jan 19, 2022, 11:27 AM (25 replies)

Do you agree with Paul Begala, Our leaders are fine... we are dropping the ball somewhere else.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1483194036521422852
Posted by cinematicdiversions | Tue Jan 18, 2022, 01:04 AM (31 replies)

Speaking of empty shelves the $14,399.99 Resin white bear statue is sold out

https://www.wayfair.com/outdoor/pdp/gushante-pretty-oversized-bear-statue-gaha7969.html?piid=65004030

https://secure.img1-fg.wfcdn.com/im/74759376/resize-h800-w800%5Ecompr-r85/1793/179372255/Pretty+Oversized+Bear+Statue.jpg

The Brown costs $15,299.99 and is available $600/mo. for 24 mos - Total $14,399.991 with a Wayfair credit card

Only 3 Left in Stock. Buy Soon!

https://secure.img1-fg.wfcdn.com/im/24797265/resize-h800-w800%5Ecompr-r85/1793/179372652/Pretty+Oversized+Bear+Statue.jpg
Posted by cinematicdiversions | Fri Jan 14, 2022, 07:17 PM (7 replies)

My new favorite rap song... Perfect blend of traditional with modern.

Posted by cinematicdiversions | Fri Jan 14, 2022, 08:26 AM (0 replies)

The Biggest reveal of the pandemic is how many crazy people there are "Jim Gaffigan"

Posted by cinematicdiversions | Thu Jan 13, 2022, 12:59 PM (2 replies)
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