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Lissamine Green

Spiteful Chicken Eater
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Near career-cow Naomi Wolf made a very big oopsies.

I would argue she has been in cow territory since at least 1999.
 

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Gen Z and the “Swastika Pose”

Gen Z and the “Swastika Pose”
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Eva Marie Blanc
May 22·
A dangerous new trend has emerged among Americas Generation Z “The Swastika Pose” in an attempt to make light of one of histories darkest periods.

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Racist internet memes were once relegated to web forums and social media sites alike but have recently began popping up in real life situations, consequentially resulting in real life hatred. There is no argument the “Roman Salute” (a nazi white supremacist hand gesture) symbolizes racial hatred, but the new “Swastika Pose” with it’s contortionist characteristics has blurred the lines between hatred and comedy (which is exactly what they want)
Evolution of racial hand gestures

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The Dab
First came “the Dab” which eerily resembles the “Roman Salute” See how the majority of participants are young children making light of this serious gesture. The origins of “The Dab” are all but innocent as you can see in this photo. The purpose is to humanize hatred and re-package it as “fun” to Americas unassuming children.
Then there was “The T Pose” a bodily gesture designed to resemble the popular KKK “The Burning of the Cross” which once again became wildly popular among America’s generation Z. The birth of “The T Pose” is highly debated with many attempting to claim that it originated within video game culture but no one can argue that the KKK had existed long before video games were ever even conceptualized. See below:

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Now, it is 2019 and there is a brand new trending bodily gesture subverting America’s youth and tempting a rekindled hatred once relegated to the past. The “Swastika Pose” is undoubtedly racist and there can be no debate around it. Where at one time these poses were ambiguous nods to the emerging far-right, there can be no doubt in anyone’s minds that this pose is in fact, a racist gesture.

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Master Nibu “How to” on Youtube
Upon research i quickly came to a youtube channel titled “Master Nibu” who gives a tutorial on “How to do a Swastika Pose”
Those re-claiming the swastika as a “symbol of peace” is undoubtedly a part of the attempt at reaching children.
This video has taught countless children this outrageous pose who have all gone on to teach their friends, families and co-workers. As you can see in the image below, young commenters under this video have suggested they are attempting the pose at their schools.

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The indoctrination of America’s youth has spiraled out of control under the Donald Trump Presidency. Right from wrong is no longer clear as the moral compass of America continues to spin into oblivion. These viral new trends which make light of Americas darkest periods are nothing more than an attempt by a sophisticated international organization of racial hatred who’s aims at subverting the youth are met with laughter and praise from teachers, celebrities and even the President of the United States himself.
With nothing standing in the way of moral degradation other than a reporter and her computer, i will continue to update you all on the pressing matter of our forgotten youth who’s futures seem all but bleak.

Looks fake as shit but it did get deleted so maybe someone really was that dumb.
 

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This doesn’t count as washing your hands before returning to work.
An employee at a Wendy’s in Florida brought his home hygiene routine to the fast food restaurant, washing up in an industrial sink, a revolting viral video shows.
The 93-second footage, posted Tuesday on Facebook, shows a Snapchat video of a shirtless young man without shoes or socks climbing into an oversize sink in the Milton restaurant’s kitchen.
“I don’t suggest anyone eating at the Milton wendy’s again,” a caption accompanying the video read, complete with several vomiting emojis.
Several people can be heard encouraging the unidentified employee to hop into the bubbly water on the video, which had been viewed more than 706,000 times as of Friday.
“Take a bath,” one female co-worker said. “Get in there.”
The employee, who appeared to be in his late teens, then said he approved of the unsanitary soak and that the warm water was just right.
“Turn the jets on,” he joked before washing his armpits and asking several other employees standing nearby for a towel.
But reps for the restaurant didn’t find the humor in the employee’s unauthorized dip, saying in a statement to the Pensacola News Journal that he no longer works there.
“We are taking this incident seriously and it is obviously totally unacceptable,” said Mike Johnson, marketing director for Carlisle Corporation, which owns and operates the restaurant outside Pensacola. “This was a prank by a person who no longer works at this restaurant, and who clearly did not use good judgment. We are taking this opportunity to reinforce our very strict quality procedures with our restaurant team.”
State inspectors learned about the nauseating video late Tuesday and visited the restaurant a day later, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
A manager received instruction from the regulators from the state’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation on sanitation, safety requirements and managerial control. The restaurant, which remained open Wednesday, passed the inspection, according to an investigation report obtained by the newspaper.
Haley Leach, of Milton, who posted the video on Facebook, said she knew one of the employees from high school.
“The actions in the video were appalling and I felt like the public had a right to know,” Leach told the newspaper.
 

AlexJonesGotMePregnant

I'll get my humanity and my sanity back.
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Smaug's Smokey Hole

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If they didn't pick up on this 20-30 years ago were they really listening? He's been accused of being gay and a nationalist his whole career and he already admitted to the first.

E: This linked article is full of North American musicians being caught out because they were most likely faking being Smiths/Morrissey fans: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/mar/01/morrissey-collaborators-respond-to-his-politics
That's the great thing about Morrissey, looking at him and listening to his gay music and finding out he's a snowflake vegan is not expected from a nationalist. It's a bit like the chappelle sketch with the black kkk leader.
 

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'This is getting ridiculous': Cheese wheel thieves strike a 3rd time at Burlington Fortinos


Police stepping up efforts to find the duo
NEWS 01:03 PM by Louie Rosella Burlington Post


For the third time in a month, two woman have stolen a huge amount of cheese from a Burlington grocery store.
The most recent theft occurred at a Burlington Fortinos at 5111 New Street on April 12, when the women stole cheese wheels with a total value of $580.80. A week earlier, Halton Regional Police believe, the same women struck the same store on April 5 and stole six wheels of cheese valued at around $800.
That same day, two women entered the Longo's at 1225 Fairview St., and selected a wheel of cheese valued at $180 and walked out with it.

Police said the women returned to the same Burlington Longo's on April 6 at around 7 p.m., but this time employees recognized them and followed them throughout the store.
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The women left the store empty-handed before police could arrive.
So, Halton police now say the women have accumulated more than $1,500 in cheese wheels over the last few weeks.
"This is getting ridiculous," said Melinda Oliynyk, a regular shopper at the Burlington Fortinos who said she was in the store when the first theft occurred. "Police have to catch these two."
Police are working on the notion the pair could be related, possibly a mother-daughter duo, but officers have yet to confirm that.
"They just basically drove from the one store to the other store, but we got better photos of them at the second store," Const. Naresh Dabas, of the police department's retail theft unit, told The Hamilton Spectator when the first two thefts were reported.
Asked what he thought the thieves might do with all that cheese, Dabas said, "Obviously, they are not going to be eating it themselves."


He figured it will likely be "sold to restaurants through the back door."
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
-with files from David Lea and The Hamilton Spectator


 
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EDMOND, Okla. – Newly-released 911 calls reveal the moments an alleged shooter turned himself in after a man was sent to the hospital with five gunshots to the stomach.

Bernard Laster was initially arrested on a shooting with the intent to kill charge. Now, he faces assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm after a former conviction charges.

A chaotic scene was heard on the other end of the phone.

Moments later, a second 911 call came in. This one was a different voice.

After several calls into the police department, one, in particular, led to the alleged shooter’s arrest.

But it turns out this caller was alone.

The 911 dispatcher couldn’t even believe the answer.

That one word was the last that Laster, also known as Snook, would say before officers put him in handcuffs.

Police said the shooting began over a pair of shoes.

According to the Edmond Police Department, officers were called to the Coffee Creek Apartments.

Laster admitted to police that he did pull the trigger several times because the victim took his shoes and his car.

Laster currently sits in the Oklahoma County Jail. He was released from prison in 2006 after serving a sentence for robbery and drug possession.

News 4 is still waiting on an update on the victim’s condition.

So I googled the name.

Quite the character. Assault, robbing handicapped, cocaine, robbing liquor stores, etc. Long stints in prison. The damn 911 dispatcher even knew his street name, jfc.

Someone who was not legally allowed to have a gun, got a gun and shot someone with it over some fucking shoes. The best part is that this incident will add to gun crime stats, which will be trotted out over and over again as a reason to implement stricter forms of gun control.

There isn't a comedic writer on the face of the fucking planet who could make this shit up.
If only we knew a way to stop such senseless violence.
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Sprig of Parsley

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If only we knew a way to stop such senseless violence.
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Sure is a fucking mystery. Might have to put some real sharp minds on this one to figure it out.
Youtube deleted Lauren Southern's "Borderless" documentary. Congrats Youtube for creating a new Streisand effect!
lol they keep fucking doing it and they keep screaming "WHY ISN'T IT WORKING THIS TIME?!"
 
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Dracula's Spirit Animal

One time, I accidentally ate a bunch of nails
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Some Somalian/Minnesotan good boiz who dindu nuffin....

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So, Can You Guess Why There's Media Silence Over This Gang Assault In Minnesota?
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Posted: May 21, 2019 3:15 PM

There’s media silence in Minneapolis over an attack executed by a group of Somali teens that reportedly attacked bystanders East Bank Light Rail station last Friday. It looks like it was racially motivated. According to reports, anyone who was white or looked like they had money was targeted. The teens used hammers and bars as weapons. Our friends at RedState noted something interesting as well. Elizabeth Vaughn added that there’s been literally no media coverage of this attack. The only outlet to even mention or ask about it was the crime watch site “2ndPrecinct Minneapolis Crime Watch and Information. They posted on their Facebook page to note that this attack did happen and that “We were told that we were the ONLY media to inquire to MPD about it. Further proof of our "incurious" local lamestream media” (via Alpha News MN):
The incident was apparently reported to 911 just before 10 p.m. on Friday according to the audio and other social media police scanner reports. A 9:48 p.m. Facebook post on 2nd Precinct Minneapolis Crime Watch page said that University of Minnesota (U of M) police were requesting assistance from Minneapolis police (MPD) and Metro Transit police for “a group of 8-10 males chasing people with hammers” and that some people were injured. A Facebook post a minute later on Minneapolis Scanner page said that the three police departments were responding to “multiple [911] calls” about “10-12 Somali teen males armed with hammers chasing people,” also with “several injuries reported.” Both Facebook pages regularly post summaries of police scanner audio.
A person who claimed on social media to have been at the station when the incident occurred said that the group of males had “hammers and bars,” and that they seemed to be “attacking anyone who looked like they had money or were white.” The witness, who said he isn’t white, said he didn’t want to “[take] on a bunch of dudes with blunt objects,” and that he “hurried an older white lady away” and they walked a few blocks to catch a bus.
Vaughn added this story was shared by Glenn Reynolds (aka Instapundit), who aptly noted this was just a case of Somali teens showing their gratitude to the nation who gave them refuge. Hey, this isn’t an isolated incident. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who represents Minneapolis, is probably one of the most ungrateful people we’ve ever offered refuge. She spews anti-Semitic trash, she sided with the terrorists when commentating on the 1993 Mogadishu raid, which was made famous by the book and film Black Hawk Down, and she downplayed the 9/11 attacks as an event where “some people did something.”
 
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The Yellow Rose of Victoria, Texas
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A black rights activist encouraging revenge attacks against hispanics in long beach.
One of the attacks in the video was against a couple with a baby stroller
Does this guy have a lolcow thread?
Tariq Nasheed does have a thread https://kiwifarms.net/threads/marcus-tariq-nasheed-sanders-tariq-elite-kingflex-k-flex.26157/

President Trump gives opening remarks at sumo wrestling competition in Japan
 
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This... celebration of incest is very crudely made
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China state TV carries Daily Show spot on Huawei lead in 5G
Trevor Noah blushes shyly as senpai notices him
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China has deployed an unlikely voice in its trade war with the U.S.: Trevor Noah of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.

A brief clip from the comedian’s “If You Don’t Know, Now You Know” segment on Chinese equipment maker Huawei’s dominance in next-generation 5G mobile technology ran on state broadcaster CCTV’s national lunchtime news on Monday.

It was part of a barrage of stories and commentaries attacking the U.S. stance in the standoff between the world’s two largest economies.

Washington says Huawei, the leading supplier of telecom gear and No. 2 smartphone maker, is a security threat and is obliged to do the ruling Communist Party’s bidding. U.S. officials have provided no evidence for their assertions that the company, based in southern China’s Shenzhen, may use its equipment for espionage.

CCTV ran a Daily Show clip that highlighted Huawei’s lead in 5G technology. It did not include parts of the segment featuring concerns over China’s potential ability to spy using Huawei-equipped 5G networks.

“Recently, famous American talk show host Trevor Noah expressed his views on America’s relentless suppression of Huawei,” the CCTV host said. “He says the reason for the suppression is because Huawei possesses advanced 5G technology, while American 5G lags far behind.”

It then ran the Daily Show clips where Noah states, “And right now, the best 5G technology is made by a Chinese company called Huawei.”

“While America is developing its own 5G, China’s 5G is so far ahead. They’re basically going to set the trends,” Noah says. “So, this is a race many people are already saying America has lost.”

A Comedy Central spokeswoman for The Daily Show was unavailable because of the Memorial Day holiday.

Washington has ordered restrictions on U.S. technology sales to Huawei, subject to a 90-day grace period for Huawei smartphone owners and smaller U.S. telecoms providers that rely on its networking equipment, but only for existing hardware and software. The government said that grace period could be renewed.

In its broadcast Monday, CCTV also carried an interview with Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, whose daughter, company CFO Meng Wanzhou, is under house arrest in Canada awaiting extradition hearings for U.S. fraud charges.

Huawei is prepared for an extended conflict, he said.

“This is likely to be long-term. We are prepared for a long-term battle, we don’t prepare for a short-term fight,” Ren said. “We fight a protracted war, and ... we might actually emerge stronger.”

Asked whether, with Meng detained in Vancouver, Huawei was now facing its “most dangerous moment,” Ren answered no.

“Before we had been suppressed by the U.S. and the occurrence of the Meng Wanzhou incident, our company was at its most perilous,” Meng said.

“Laziness. Everybody had money in their pockets and disobeyed assignments and were unwilling to work in places where conditions are tough. It was a dangerous state.”

“Now the entire company is galvanized, and combat power is booming. How is this the most dangerous time? It should be in the best state,” Ren said.

Meng is accused of lying to banks about Huawei’s dealings with Iran in violation of U.S. trade sanctions. Ren said she was using her time in house arrest to study for a PhD and remains “very optimistic.”

U.S. officials say the sanctions are unrelated to the trade war with China, but many analysts see them as a way to pressure U.S. allies to abide by Washington’s entreaties to exclude Huawei equipment from their next-generation 5G wireless networks.

Huawei Technologies relies on Google’s Android operating system and U.S. components suppliers for its smartphones, but Ren said last week that it has “supply backups” if it loses access to American components.

Huawei’s U.S. sales collapsed in 2012 after a congressional panel told phone carriers to shun it and its smaller Chinese competitor, ZTE Corp., as security threats.

Despite that, Huawei’s business elsewhere has been expanding, with global sales up 19.5% last year to 721.2 billion ($105.2 billion).

President Donald Trump’s administration has imposed 25% tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods and is preparing to hit another $300 billion worth. That would extend the higher tariffs to just about everything China ships to the United States.

China has ordered higher tariffs on $60 billion worth of American goods, among other retaliatory tactics.
 
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San Diego’s Imperial Beach Closes After Sewage-Contaminated Water Flows From Tijuana River
POSTED 3:09 PM, MAY 27, 2019, BY ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPDATED AT 08:41PM, MAY 27, 2019




Several South Bay Beaches Closed Due to Sewage
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Imperial Beach's entire shoreline has been closed to swimmers after sewage-contaminated runoff has flowed into California from Mexico's Tijuana River.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the San Diego County Department of Environment Health issued the order Sunday, expanding the closure that has been in place for months for part of the coast.
Officials say more than 110 million gallons of toxic storm water has flowed north from Mexico since April.
The closure will be in place until testing shows the water is safe.
California and the cities of Imperial Beach and Chula Vista sued the Trump administration last year over the recurring toxic flows from Mexico.
The lawsuit seeks to force the U.S. government to upgrade the collection system that diverts flows to a wastewater treatment plant.
 

Unpleasant

I tell you what
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Not that big of a story, but I like the crossover here- representing the blabbermouth judge is Greg Skordas, well known on the farms for embarassing perennial exceptional individual Russell Greer.

Tldr, judge keeps making anti-Trump statements in court and in public, and judges aren't supposed to do that.

 

The Last Stand

All I got was a rock.
True & Honest Fan
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Something small I figured but worth sharing to showcase entitlement.

Dayton, Ohio, Weatherman Fires Back at 'Bachelorette' Fans Angry at Tornado Interruptions, But He May Have Saved Lives

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Dayton, Ohio, Weatherman Fires Back at 'Bachelorette' Fans Angry at Tornado Interruptions, But He May Have Saved Lives
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Fox 45 meteorologist Jamie Simpson firing back at angry 'Bachelorette' fans.
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At a Glance
  • Fox 45 meteorologist Jamie Simpson ranted against Bachelorette fans during a weather emergency.
  • His refusal to go back to regular programming may have saved lives after a powerful tornado slammed the Dayton area later that evening.

A Dayton, Ohio, television meteorologist fired back at angry "Bachelorette" fans Monday night after they complained about interruptions to warn residents of dangerous tornadoes in the area.

Fox 45 meteorologist Jamie Simpson began receiving angry comments on social media for the interruptions during the broadcast around 9:30 p.m. EDT. At the time, the area was under a tornado watch, as well as several tornado warnings.

Nearly 2,000 people commented on a Facebook post announcing the live television updates, many of the comments coming from angry Bachelorette fans.


One person commented: "Thanks for ruining my night Jamie. You ruined Bachelorette for everyone." Another said: "Get off my TV."

Simpson became visibly frustrated by people taking the danger lightly.

“Viewers are complaining already, ‘Just go back to the show.’ No. We’re not going back to the show folks," Simpson said on air. "This is a dangerous situation, OK? Think about if it was your neighborhood. I’m sick and tired of people complaining about this. Our job here is to keep people safe and that’s what we’re going to do. Some people complaining that it’s all about my ego — stop. Ok, just stop right now. It’s not. I’m done with you people. I really am. This is pathetic."


Simpson later apologized for his rant but reiterated that safety is his priority.

“Alright. I’m sorry, I did that,” he said. “It just really bothers me that we have people that don’t care about other people’s safety around here. That’s just ridiculous.”

(MORE: In Ohio and Indiana, Overnight Tornadoes Leave Behind Widespread Damage)

This season's Bachelorette, Hannah Brown, thanked members of Bachelor Nation for their support via social media but seemed to take Simpson's side on being safe.


Simpson's refusal to go back to regular programming may have saved lives after a powerful tornado later slammed the Dayton area later that evening.


The National Weather Service confirmed a large and dangerous tornado was on the ground near Trotwood, Ohio, at 11 p.m. and declared a tornado emergency. Several homes and apartment buildings were damaged in the community about 5 miles northwest of Dayton.

At least a dozen other communities suffered damage late Monday and early Tuesday as storms raced through the area. Some of the most widespread damage occurred in the Dayton, Ohio, metro area and in Celina, Ohio, about 60 miles north-northwest of Dayton.


TL:biggrin:R, Local news channel reports significant weather event live, interrupts show, people complain, weatherman tells people off live.
 
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