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With the Orange Obscenity out of the peoples house, I'll go back to calling him Dumbf [dumb fuck]

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This is what the Lincoln Project call a 'blocking advertorial'.



To disaffected / former Republicans - do you really want to be associated with the mob? Keep away from this ugly chaos.

Mike Lindell's 'free speech social network' will ban posts that take the Lord's name in vain.

Let me be frank: Jesus H. Christ!

MyPillow CEO’s free speech social network will ban posts that take the Lord’s name in vain

Called Frank, the social network launches on April 16th

fter a public break with Facebook and Twitter, MyPillow founder Mike Lindell is getting close to the launch of a new conservative-focused social network, giving more detail on the project in a video posted online this week. Called simply “Frank,” the social network plans to open its doors to a limited set of users on April 16th.

Developed in the months since the 2020 election, Lindell has described the project as a combination of “print, radio, and TV,” offering both text posts and live stream capability. Perhaps the strangest promise is that conservative personalities will have significantly more followers on the fledgling network.

“People are going to have more followers,” Lindell said in a March interview with Steve Bannon, “10 times more followers.”

In the more recent video, Lindell explained that the new network would still moderate against profanity and threats of violence — setting it apart from previous right-wing platforms like Parler and Gab, which prided themselves on their refusal to censor offensive speech.

“You don’t get to use the four swear words: the c-word, the n-word, the f-word, or God’s name in vain,” Lindell says in the video. Instituting that policy will present a significant challenge to conventional automated moderation programs, which are adept at identifying specific strings of text but have no system to distinguish between devout and profane invocations of God.

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/14/22383841/mike-lindell-social-network-frank-free-speech-conservative-censorship

I'm OK - more than OK with a blanket ban on the c-word, the n-word. The f-word?, context matters. As for 'Lord’s name in vain' - Would Bob Dylan pass muster?

Even Jesus would never forgive what you do

Quote those words to a RW 'evangelical' and see what happens. Seems like a 'neat' way to avoid discussions about hypocrisy.

Conclusion: it's a crock.

Venomous Snake Found Alive Inside Aldi Lettuce Bag

Venomous Snake Found Alive Inside Aldi Lettuce Bag

Supermarket chain Aldi has launched an investigation after an Australian couple were shocked to find a live poisonous snake in a bag of lettuce.

A juvenile pale-headed snake was found in a two-pack of lettuce which Alexander White and his partner, Amelie Neate, bought in an Aldi supermarket in Mosman, Sydney, on Monday.
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Check packaged lettuces carefully. Last night my son found a baby pale-headed snake in with his baby cos lettuce from Aldi," she posted on the Facebook group Mosman Living. She posted pictures of the poisonous reptile slivering over the lettuce leaves.

A snake handler from the non-profit Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) arrived to retrieve the animal, which was transferred to a heated container.

https://www.newsweek.com/venomous-snake-found-alive-inside-aldi-lettuce-bag-1583575


A pale headed snake

When Elliot Spitzer was forced to resign for soliciting prostitutes,

did you agree with it. Did the revelations make continuing in public service untenable?

Denmark on Wednesday became the first country to stop using AstraZen

Source: CTV News

COPENHAGEN -- Denmark on Wednesday became the first country to stop using AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine altogether, following news of its possible link to very rare blood clot cases, health authorities said.

The decision will push back the scheduled conclusion of Denmark's vaccination scheme to early August from July 25, they said.

Results of investigations into the blood clots "showed real and serious side effects," health agency head Soren Brostrom said in a statement.

"Based on an overall consideration, we have therefore chosen to continue the vaccination programme for all target groups without this vaccine."

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/in-world-first-denmark-ditches-astrazeneca-s-covid-19-shot-1.5386867



The question is not the relative risk of the Astra vaccine vs Covid.
It is there alternatives - Pfizer / Moderna - which do no have the same risks.

OECD backs Biden's plan to raise the minimum wage

OECD backs Biden’s plan to raise the minimum wage

LONDON — The U.S. should go ahead with a plan to increase its federal minimum wage to help with a more inclusive recovery from the coronavirus crisis, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Wednesday.
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“In several advanced economies, the pandemic and ongoing labour market changes … brought the issue of minimum wages to the fore,” the OECD said in its Going For Growth report published Wednesday.

“This is particularly the case in the United States, where raising the federal minimum wage is among the top priorities. Recent evidence suggests that increases of the minimum wage up to 59% of the median wage have little negative impact on employment,” the Paris-based institution said.

“Raising the federal minimum wage would both incentivize participation and help to ameliorate earnings inequalities,” it added.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/14/biden-plan-to-raise-minimum-wage-would-boost-growth-oecd-april-2021.html

Religion adds fuel to Covid disaster in India.

India's new coronavirus infections hit record as Hindu devotees immerse in Ganges



HARIDWAR/AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) -India's new coronavirus infections hit a record on Wednesday, as crowds of pilgrims gathered for a religious festival despite oxygen shortages and strict curbs in other areas.

The country reported 184,372 cases in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed, taking total infections to 13.9 million. Deaths rose by 1,027, to a toll of 172,085.

Still, hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus gathered to bathe in the Ganges river on Wednesday, the third key day of the weeks-long Kumbh Mela - or pitcher festival.

Sanjay Gunjyal, the inspector general of police at the festival, said around 650,000 people had bathed on Wednesday morning.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/indias-new-coronavirus-infections-hit-record-as-hindu-devotees-immerse-in-ganges/ar-BB1fCYdr



The forever war: What have we got for a 20 year deployment?

A: Not enough. These people are poor brown muslims, unlike the industrious, well educated people of South Korea.

Like Afghanistan, the deployment in South Korea, began with an international force (NATO; UN)
Life Afghanistan, the adversary was never defeated, and remains in a state of war.
Like Afghanistan, the government would likely fall if U.S. force/support were withdrawn;
Unlike Afghanistan, the U.S. has maintained a fighting force in South Korea for 70 years.
Unlike Afghanistan, the U.S. has maintained a fighting force of 30K - 40K for 50 years
Unlike Afghanistan, Samsung would be in trouble if the place was invaded.
Unlike South Korea, the Afghan people are poor brown and muslim. It's not worth it.

The United States - a Brilliant Mistake?

There is a DU post that got me thinking - if the Founding Fathers could have seen into the future, would the Constitution read the way it does

I think the bigger question is - if the Founding Fathers could have seen into the future, would there have even been a Constitution?. If Benjamin Franklin had been given the opportunity to be heard by TPTB, if the colonies had settled their differences with GIII, would we be all that worse off?

The obvious comparison is Canada, but the mother ship and all of it's english speaking former colonies, all have kept the hardest RW at bay, all- except this one. When was the last time RW thugs occupied the parliaments of the UK/Canada/Australia/New Zealand to overturn an election? A: There was not one.

I wish that I could push a button
And talk in the past and not the present tense
And watch this hurting feeling disappear
Like it was common sense
It was a fine idea at the time
Now it's a brilliant mistake

Elvis Costello

Prince Philip will not have a state funeral

The Duke of Edinburgh will not have a state funeral and there will be no lying-in-state, in line with his wishes, the College of Arms has said.

The college said Prince Philip will lie at rest in Windsor Castle before a royal ceremonial funeral at St George's Chapel. The public are "regretfully" requested not to attend due to the pandemic.
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The honour of a lying-in-state was bestowed upon the last three sovereign's consorts, including the Queen Mother in 2002, when an estimated 200,000 people queued to pay their respects over more than three days at Westminster Hall in central London

But the College of Arms, which helps to organise state occasions, said the plans for the duke's funeral were "in line with custom and with His Royal Highness's wishes".

An aide once said Prince Philip "doesn't see himself as important enough" for a state funeral. Such occasions are usually reserved for the death of a monarch.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-56694327

It is hard to imagine any other country which would not have a state funeral, as a matter of course, for a person of such standing, and long record of service. UK Royalty is hind-bound by tradition. The palace cited custom and tradition for not lowering the flags after Princess Diana's death. Seriously out of touch with the times, as was Philip himself.
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