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Remember when Shane Gillis was fired from SNL because he said racial slurs? I wonder how long Michael Che will keep his job on SNL for his slab against Caitlyn Jenner? Timcast post a vlog about this on Bitchute.

That poster mention some points who are food for thoughts.
It should never ... NEVER be illegal or socially punishable to offend someone. What happened to teaching children to have thick skin, and to let offensive stuff roll of thier back, brush thier shoulder off, smack the dust off after getting nocked down, these super valuable life lessons that teach you how to deal with reality and the rest of your life. You will always have people who don't like you and try to put you down, you have to move past them and ignore them.
 

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So this is what "legalization" of marijuana looks like in Canada. From what I can decipher, this is a medical MJ shop in B.C. that has been operating for years. Now that MJ is legal, you must be and sell the Govt approved weed. I am sceptical about the narrative here about GMO modified weed being cultivated to be less medicinally beneficial, but in truth I have not studied these claims.
It appears that the Govt wants to be the monopoly seller of weed. It's all about those tax dollars I suppose.

EDIT: Remember, remember the 5th of November.
 

Pimps spared prison, judge strikes down mandatory minimum sentence for trafficking minors

In a rare ruling, an Ottawa judge has spared two pimps the mandatory minimum prison term for human trafficking involving minors, calling it cruel and unusual punishment as the pimps only groomed their teenage victims for the sex trade, and had not yet fully exploited them.

The Ottawa pimps, Amina Ahmed, 33, and Nadia Ngoto, 36, met their last human trafficking victims early on the morning of July 21, 2016.

They invited the two vulnerable runaway girls, aged 14 and 15, into their car only to bring them to a hotel room and ply them with booze and drugs. They were then brought to an Ottawa apartment, where they were dressed up and told how to pose for photographs that would quickly be posted to a money-for-sex website.

The young girls then found themselves in a room full of strange, older Ottawa men who started touching them in a sexual manner. The girls were told they weren’t friendly enough, and the men became frustrated. In turn, an element of fear was introduced when the girls were told not to “piss us off” and that they needed to “behave.”

They were told to get ready to go to “work” at the casino, but before they were subjected to sex acts with adult men, one of the runaways texted an Ottawa police officer with the missing persons unit and the girls were rescued.

The pimps were both found guilty at trial earlier this year and in a recent sentencing decision, Ontario Superior Court Justice Marc Labrosse struck down the mandatory minimum of five years in prison for human trafficking involving minors, saying it was cruel and unusual punishment in this case. The judge ruled it would be a grossly disproportionate sentence.

Labrosse instead gave Ahmed time-served after spending 18 months in jail awaiting trial. She walked as a free woman the next day, and her accomplice got a suspended sentence after spending 175 days in pre-sentence custody.

The judge ruled that the pimps were preparing the teen girls for the sex trade, but that’s where it ended, and as such, Labrosse said the human trafficking crimes were at the low end of the scale.

“The offences are really limited to preparatory conduct,” Labrosse wrote in his decision.

The judge noted that Ngoto was herself a victim in the sex trade, and court heard evidence that she worked as an escort in a scheme that had Ahmed, her co-accused, collect half the profits. The judge noted that evidence as a mitigating factor at sentencing.
In his decision, the judge said in light of their limited role, the convicted human traffickers of minors didn’t deserve the mandatory sentence.

In fact, the judge went one step further and said the public would be shocked and outraged if he sentenced the pimps to prison.
“The factual matrix surrounding these offences and the preparatory conduct attributed to the offenders would not be viewed by the general public as warranting a five-year sentence in a penitentiary,” the judge said.

In light of the fact that the offenders who preyed on teens were themselves victims in the sex trade, the judge said the public would be outraged if he sent them to prison for five years.

“Such a sentence would outrage the standards of decency,” said Labrosse when he sided with the Charter applications successfully argued by defence lawyers Tobias Okada-Phillips and Cedric Nahum.

Asked for comment on the decision that balked the federally-legislated mandatory minimum of five years, Okada-Phillips said: “The decision is great. It adds to the steady flow of cases striking down mandatory minimums. Sentencing should be left to judges. The judge who hears the case is best positioned to impose a fair sentence.”

The convicted pimps are now trying to turn their lives around, court heard.
The convicted pimps are now trying to turn their lives around, court heard.
 

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The convicted pimps are now trying to turn their lives around, court heard.
I see a court going easy on women because wahmen poc. You let those girls get fucking sexually molested. Are we gonna let pedos go now too because uncle touched their pp and made them like kids?
 

You’ve been lied to: Walrus suicide NOT caused by climate change as Attenborough story quietly revised. What else is a lie?

Footage of walruses driven to suicide by climate change broke the world’s heart last year, only for the story to be quietly revised. But if media lied about walrus suicides, what else are they lying about?

Renowned nature documentarian David Attenborough probably converted a few climate skeptics with his heartrending footage of walruses, their habitat decimated by climate change, throwing themselves off cliffs in despair in the 2018 Netflix documentary Our Planet.

Unfortunately, the story was untrue. Walruses regularly take to the water as part of their seasonal migration, and some plummet to their doom in their hurry to escape predators like polar bears, which sometimes hunt their prey by triggering a stampede off a precipice.
Some eagle-eyed viewers noted that the placement of Attenborough’s camera crew might have also left his walruses with no choice but to jump off the cliff, since humans were blocking the beach. With polar bears menacing them inland, the walruses could have been caught between the proverbial rock and hard place.

Other sleuths found the filmmakers had engaged in some editing trickery to make it seem that the ‘desperate’ walruses going ashore to the dangerous cliffs were just around the corner from the packed 100,000-strong colony showcased in the documentary. In fact, the two locations were 400 hundred kilometers apart in Russia’s Far East.

The persistence of a handful of climate change skeptics seems to have shamed Attenborough into revising his explanation of the pinniped tragedy. In a more recent BBC documentary Seven Worlds, One Planet, he explains the walrus mass suicide as a consequence of marauding polar bears – another species supposedly on the edge of extinction because of climate change but apparently doing quite well.

Attenborough wasn’t the first to depict the walruses’ death dive as the tragic result of manmade global warming – the group Climate Progress was using the tale to tug at heartstrings as early as 2014, calling the yearly walrus retreats to the land a “real change.” That sob story, too, was debunked – walrus “haul-outs” are actually a sign of healthy population growth, their numbers having rebounded since the outlawing of large-scale hunting, though that didn’t stop the climate change contingent from trying to claim that the makeup of the walrus population was unusual this time, with more females and calves, and maybe that was because of climate change.

Environmental activists tearing their hair out about “climate change deniers” fail to take into account the frequency with which the media gets climate change wrong. Attenborough’s walruses are just the latest flub in a long history of green fables that have evaporated on closer examination. Former vice president turned environmental crusader Al Gore famously predicted New York would be underwater in the near future due to a 20-foot rise in sea levels, declaring in 2008 that the North Pole would go completely ice-free within five years. Gore has become a very rich man off his holdings in solar energy, which ballooned in value following the release of his film An Inconvenient Truth – a film so full of errors a UK judge would only allow it to be showed in schools with “guidance notes to prevent political indoctrination.”

The familiar “hockey stick” graph, used by climate change alarmists to claim that global temperatures have been rising rapidly since the industrial revolution, was dealt a near-fatal blow in 2009 with the release of internal emails from the University of East Anglia’s climate research division. The emails revealed the scientists had ‘edited’ the Earth’s historical temperature record to fit their theories, a scandal that has come to be known as ClimateGate. These scientists worked with the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – the group whose recent report warned humanity we have 12 years to act before irreversible climate change dooms us all to temperature increases incompatible with life.

Sure, one could believe the IPCC has cut out the misbehaving climate superstars and restricted itself to reliable science this time. Certainly mainstream media has all but forgotten about the ClimateGate emails, eager to lure in more viewers with climate catastrophe and theatrical Extinction Rebellion protests, but “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me,” as they say…

Mainstream media has been caught lying about seemingly everything – from labeling a Kentucky weapons demonstration as Turkish shelling of helpless Kurds, to flogging the “Russian collusion” hoax long past its sell-by date, to blaming hurricanes on climate change. Trust in the media is at historic lows; a poll conducted by the Columbia Journalism Review earlier this year found less confidence in the press than any other institution, including Congress.

So while scientists have been adamant climate change is a real phenomenon, and it’s entirely possible the humans are contributing to it to some extent, it is difficult for many who’ve been lied to by the media for their entire lives to believe that this time and this time only, they’re telling the truth.

Under these conditions, it’s surprising anyone believes in climate change at all.
BREAKING NEWS: David Attenborough personally responsible for numerous walrus deaths.
 

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BREAKING NEWS: David Attenborough personally responsible for numerous walrus deaths.
That's even worse than when Disney drove lemmings off a cliff to film it and claim that lemmings ordinarily did this.
 

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Ten people at a care facility in Oklahoma were hospitalized after they were injected with insulin instead of a flu shot, police said.

Eight of the patients were residents of Jacquelyn House and two were employees, Sgt. Jim Warring, with Bartlesville Police Department, told CNN.

The facility serves intellectually and developmentally disabled people, according to the website of AbilityWorks, the company that owns the eight-resident site.

EMS and fire crews responding Wednesday afternoon "found ... multiple unresponsive people," Police Chief Tracy Roles said during a news conference covered by CNN affiliate KTUL.

Most patients' suffering symptoms after the medication was administered "were not able to explain the issues," Warring said. "Many of them are not vocal and not able to walk."

"All these people are symptomatic, lying on the ground, needing help, but can't communicate what they need," Roles said. "That's why I give a lot of praise to the fire and EMS staff for doing an outstanding job of identifying the problem."


The pharmacist who injected the insulin was not employed by the facility, Warring said.

"I've never seen where there's been some sort of medical misadventure to this magnitude," Roles said. "But again, it could have been a lot worse. Not to downplay where we are, but thinking about where we could be, it could certainly have been very, very tragic."

All 10 patients were taken to a local hospital, Warring said. Several remained hospitalized Thursday due to the long-acting insulin that was administered.

An investigation is underway by Bartlesville police, Warring said. "We will take steps to figure out if we're going to take any further steps," he said.

Calls to Jacquelyn House and AbilityWorks were not immediately returned.
 

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I smell 'tism.

A teenager allegedly impersonated a police officer and pulled over a car
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(CNN)Newly released body cam video shows the moment a police officer came in contact with a teenager pretending to be a sheriff's deputy in Albuquerque, according to police.
Brenden Wysynski was arrested and charged as an adult with impersonating a peace officer on Monday September 9, a criminal complaint obtained by CNN affiliate KOAT said.
Wysynski did not respond to a Facebook message seeking comment. He has entered a not guilty statement.
His public defender, Carlos Scarborough said in a statement that they commonly don't see this type of charge.


At 12:30 a.m. Monday morning, a police officer with the Albuquerque Police Department said he was driving north on 4th St. near I-40 in Albuquerque, when he saw a car with red and blue flashing lights on it conducting what appeared to be a traffic stop, according to the complaint.
The officer drove by the cars when Wysynski waved at him, according to the complaint. That's when the officer says he turned around and stopped to find out what was going on.

Wysynski, 18, identified himself and was wearing, according to the officer, "regular clothing" and a star shaped badge on his belt, the complaint said. He told the APD officer that he had worked for the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department for three years, police say.
"I know, I know I'm underequipped," Wysynski can be heard saying in the APD body cam video.
When asked why he was conducting a traffic stop, Wysynski told the officer the white SUV he stopped had been driving 120 mph.
"I was just heading over there to the court house," Wysynski said in the body cam video. "I know it makes no sense, I caught him going 120 down I-40."
The officer asked for ID and about Wysynski's makeshift flashing blue and red lights attached to his car.
The officer told Wysynski to give the motorist he had unlawfully pulled over their documents back and the white SUV left the area, according to the complaint.
In the body cam video, the officer can be seen asking for a supervisor to assist him when Wysynski begins conversation again.
"For starters, I know this looks really bad," Wysynski said in the body cam video.
While waiting for a BCSO supervisor to arrive at the scene, police say Wysynski gave his birth year as 1994, but police later confirmed he was born in 2001.
Wysynski eventually willingly admitted that he wasn't employed by BCSO and bought the badge online, according to the criminal complaint.

"I'm just gonna be straight-up with you," Wysynski said in the body cam video. "I'm not a cop."
When supervisors from both APD and BCSO arrived, Wysynski changed his story and told them the badge belonged to his late father, according to the complaint. When officers questioned him on that, he later admitted that he in fact bought the badge online, the complaint said.
Wysynski's attorney, Scarborough, said in a statement that his client was released on his own recognizance -- meaning he signed a written statement that he will show up to scheduled court appearances and not do anything illegal while waiting for a court date. In the state, those arrested on misdemeanor charges who don't have a prior criminal history are often released on their own recognizance, said Maggie Shepard, communications specialist at the New Mexico Law Offices of the Public Defender.
Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III from BCSO told CNN he's grateful the officer intervened when he did.
"Incidents like this are extremely concerning and can impact our community greatly," he said in a statement. "This individual was removed from our streets and will be held accountable for violating our public's trust in law enforcement."
"I think it showed great police work on behalf on our officer," Gilbert Gallegos with APD told CNN. "He wanted to see if the officer needed help, but when things didn't look right he took the time to figure it out."
At the end of the body cam video, the officer can be heard explaining what happened during his exchange with Wysynski.
"It was just really weird," the officer said on the body cam video.
Wysynski's next hearing is scheduled for November 6.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/03/us/teenager-impersonates-police-officer-trnd/index.html

 

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I smell 'tism.

A teenager allegedly impersonated a police officer and pulled over a car
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(CNN)Newly released body cam video shows the moment a police officer came in contact with a teenager pretending to be a sheriff's deputy in Albuquerque, according to police.
Brenden Wysynski was arrested and charged as an adult with impersonating a peace officer on Monday September 9, a criminal complaint obtained by CNN affiliate KOAT said.
Wysynski did not respond to a Facebook message seeking comment. He has entered a not guilty statement.
His public defender, Carlos Scarborough said in a statement that they commonly don't see this type of charge.


At 12:30 a.m. Monday morning, a police officer with the Albuquerque Police Department said he was driving north on 4th St. near I-40 in Albuquerque, when he saw a car with red and blue flashing lights on it conducting what appeared to be a traffic stop, according to the complaint.
The officer drove by the cars when Wysynski waved at him, according to the complaint. That's when the officer says he turned around and stopped to find out what was going on.

Wysynski, 18, identified himself and was wearing, according to the officer, "regular clothing" and a star shaped badge on his belt, the complaint said. He told the APD officer that he had worked for the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department for three years, police say.
"I know, I know I'm underequipped," Wysynski can be heard saying in the APD body cam video.
When asked why he was conducting a traffic stop, Wysynski told the officer the white SUV he stopped had been driving 120 mph.
"I was just heading over there to the court house," Wysynski said in the body cam video. "I know it makes no sense, I caught him going 120 down I-40."
The officer asked for ID and about Wysynski's makeshift flashing blue and red lights attached to his car.
The officer told Wysynski to give the motorist he had unlawfully pulled over their documents back and the white SUV left the area, according to the complaint.
In the body cam video, the officer can be seen asking for a supervisor to assist him when Wysynski begins conversation again.
"For starters, I know this looks really bad," Wysynski said in the body cam video.
While waiting for a BCSO supervisor to arrive at the scene, police say Wysynski gave his birth year as 1994, but police later confirmed he was born in 2001.
Wysynski eventually willingly admitted that he wasn't employed by BCSO and bought the badge online, according to the criminal complaint.

"I'm just gonna be straight-up with you," Wysynski said in the body cam video. "I'm not a cop."
When supervisors from both APD and BCSO arrived, Wysynski changed his story and told them the badge belonged to his late father, according to the complaint. When officers questioned him on that, he later admitted that he in fact bought the badge online, the complaint said.
Wysynski's attorney, Scarborough, said in a statement that his client was released on his own recognizance -- meaning he signed a written statement that he will show up to scheduled court appearances and not do anything illegal while waiting for a court date. In the state, those arrested on misdemeanor charges who don't have a prior criminal history are often released on their own recognizance, said Maggie Shepard, communications specialist at the New Mexico Law Offices of the Public Defender.
Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III from BCSO told CNN he's grateful the officer intervened when he did.
"Incidents like this are extremely concerning and can impact our community greatly," he said in a statement. "This individual was removed from our streets and will be held accountable for violating our public's trust in law enforcement."
"I think it showed great police work on behalf on our officer," Gilbert Gallegos with APD told CNN. "He wanted to see if the officer needed help, but when things didn't look right he took the time to figure it out."
At the end of the body cam video, the officer can be heard explaining what happened during his exchange with Wysynski.
"It was just really weird," the officer said on the body cam video.
Wysynski's next hearing is scheduled for November 6.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/03/us/teenager-impersonates-police-officer-trnd/index.html

Why do teenagers feel the need to play cop? I know how stupid I was at that age, but Jesus Christ this is America and plenty of people are more than willing to shoot down the popo.
Is he doing the whole "white people sucked in lips" face or is that just how he looks? Because if it's the latter, that explains some things.
 

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Ten people at a care facility in Oklahoma were hospitalized after they were injected with insulin instead of a flu shot, police said.

Eight of the patients were residents of Jacquelyn House and two were employees, Sgt. Jim Warring, with Bartlesville Police Department, told CNN.

The facility serves intellectually and developmentally disabled people, according to the website of AbilityWorks, the company that owns the eight-resident site.

EMS and fire crews responding Wednesday afternoon "found ... multiple unresponsive people," Police Chief Tracy Roles said during a news conference covered by CNN affiliate KTUL.

Most patients' suffering symptoms after the medication was administered "were not able to explain the issues," Warring said. "Many of them are not vocal and not able to walk."

"All these people are symptomatic, lying on the ground, needing help, but can't communicate what they need," Roles said. "That's why I give a lot of praise to the fire and EMS staff for doing an outstanding job of identifying the problem."


The pharmacist who injected the insulin was not employed by the facility, Warring said.

"I've never seen where there's been some sort of medical misadventure to this magnitude," Roles said. "But again, it could have been a lot worse. Not to downplay where we are, but thinking about where we could be, it could certainly have been very, very tragic."

All 10 patients were taken to a local hospital, Warring said. Several remained hospitalized Thursday due to the long-acting insulin that was administered.

An investigation is underway by Bartlesville police, Warring said. "We will take steps to figure out if we're going to take any further steps," he said.

Calls to Jacquelyn House and AbilityWorks were not immediately returned.
Jesus. There have been several serial killer nurses that used insulin as their murder weapon. Somebody trying their hand at eugenics?
 
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‘Nazi turtles’ with painted-on swastikas evade capture in Washington state park
Police in Washington state are struggling to apprehend a pair of turtles spotted with swastikas painted on their shells in a bizarre act of vandalism. Despite their slow-moving reputation, the fugitive reptiles remain at large.

Startled visitors at Gene Coulon Park in the town of Renton notified police of the swastika-sporting reptiles earlier this week, but the Renton Police Department says it has been unable to catch the critters and wipe off the offensive symbols.

“Renton Police were made aware that two of our Gene Coulon turtles had some markings painted on their shells,” the department said in a Facebook post. “We made an attempt to locate them but so far they have evaded apprehension.”

The police have enlisted the aid of the US Department of Agriculture to round up the turtles, according to the Merced Sun Star, but residents are already a bit shell shocked by the strange experience.

“It sits with you uncomfortably,” one park-goer told a local media outlet, while another said in bewilderment: “It’s very bizarre … what’s going on?”

Resident Chad Cashman-Crane has even organized a ‘Rally Against Hate’ event at the park after the vandalism, hoping “people will show up and strongly say this isn’t OK,” according to local media.

A regional director for the Anti-Defamation League, Miri Cypers, also weighed in on the incident, calling it “troubling and unfortunate,” but pointed out the artist may not have been the quickest turtle in the pack, painting the hate symbol backwards.
Someone pulled a similar stunt near St. Petersburg, Florida in 2016, adorning one turtle with three swastikas, but the animal was soon cleaned and returned to its habitat.

After a number of other turtle-painting mishaps in the state – not all of them featuring swastikas – Florida wildlife officials were forced to issue a statement warning that paint can impede the animals’ ability to absorb nutrients and might contain toxic chemicals.
BREAKING NEWS: Nazi turtles evade apprehension!
 

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Paedophile who abused babies as young as six months old died in prison

Prisoner Jared Perry was an “extremely high risk” to children. He died at Parc Prison in south Wales on November 3rd. Right, an image of inside the Category B facility. (Getty, police handout)

Prisoner Jared Perry was an “extremely high risk” to children. He died at Parc Prison in south Wales on November 3rd. Right, an image of inside the Category B facility. (Getty, police handout)

A porn-addicted paedophile who was serving a 17 year extended sentence for abusing children as young as six months old has died in custody.

Jared Perry, 32, who was deemed an “extremely high risk” to children, died at Parc Prison in south Wales on November 3rd.

It is understood that Perry, who pleaded guilty to a string of indecent assaults on children before being locked up in January, had attempted to take his own life and died later in hospital.

Ian Coles, deputy director of HMP Parc, said: “On 3 November 2019, Mr Perry passed away in hospital.

"As with all deaths in custody, this will be investigated by the Prison and Probation Ombudsman."

Swansea Crown Court heard that Perry abused both boys and girls - some of whom were just less than six months old.

Jared Perry, 32, died at Parc Prison in south Wales on November 3rd after it is understood he took his own life. (Police handout)
Jared Perry, 32, died at Parc Prison in south Wales on November 3rd after it is understood he "took his own life". (Police handout)

The court heard that police only found out when Perry went to a police station and asked to speak to an officer who, over the course of seven interviews, was told what he had done.

Perry, who was described as a “controlling and manipulative” person, was brought up in a strict religious environment and began watching pornography from an early age to which he later became “addicted”.

It was heard that the porn was initially adult but then progressed to images of young children.

He also began to abuse drugs.

Perry, of Llanilar, Aberystwyth, admitted 10 counts of indecent assault and sexual assault on a child under 13.

Sending the defendant down the judge told him: “I believe without a doubt you present an extremely high risk of sexually assaulting children in the future.”

An inquest into Jared Perry's death was opened on Wednesday, November 6 and it is next listed for May 15, 2020, for a pre-inquest review.

The Prisons & Probation Ombudsman has begun an investigation into his death and a report will be published at the end of the inquest.
More pedos should follow his example.
 
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Here's a review of a movie about China's "One-Child Policy".



Review: One Child Nation
A quietly horrifying look back at China’s disastrous, 35-year-long national birth-control program.
KURT LODER | 11.8.2019 7:00 AM

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Anyone drawn to the now-resurgent notion that collectivism is kind of cool would benefit from a viewing of One Child Nation, a documentary that demonstrates what can happen when state bureaucrats are allowed to fundamentally re-order their country's most intimate cultural customs. The film's subject is China's disastrous one-child policy, which was imposed upon the populace from 1979 to 2015. During that time, no family was allowed to have more than one child; occasional exceptions were allowed, mainly in rural areas, but they had to be granted by Communist Party officials down to the village level. Families that made the mistake of quietly spawning a second child were ratted out to authorities by neighborhood snoops, who were encouraged by the state. Unlicensed babies were seized and placed in state orphanages. Forced abortion and sterilization were key tools in the struggle to contain China's exploding population, which had topped a billion people.

The film was directed by Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang, two China-born filmmakers now residing in the West. The picture seems artless—an assemblage of period file footage and talking heads, basically—but its cumulative impact is powerful. By the end I felt that my heart was ready to burst from my chest and leap to its death down on the floor.
The people we see in this film are discussing terrible things they did in the past. An old midwife, who says she carried out between 50,000 and 60,000 abortions and sterilizations over the course of her career (a sterilization took about 10 minutes, she says), recalls inducing the births of infants and then killing them. ("I had no choice," she says. "We didn't make decisions, we only executed orders.") Another woman recalls the birth of the second child for which she had secured permission, and her own mother coming into the room with a bamboo basket and saying, "If it's another girl, we'll put her in the basket and leave her in the street." Yet another woman remembers accompanying her brother to leave his unwanted baby girl on a meat counter in a country market. The child remained there for two days and two nights, unwanted by anyone. "Her face was full of mosquito bites," says the woman, who apparently watched. "She eventually died."

The one-child policy was hard on some men, too. An ex-village chief recalls having to demolish the homes of people who had illegally had a second child. Naturally they resented this, and especially the man responsible for it. "It was really tough being an official back then," he says. He also remembers being called out with a group of other men to subject a rebellious woman to forced sterilization. "I couldn't take part in that," the former chief says. "I just stood and watched."

The growing excess of female children became the basis for a grim trade. One man remembers biking around the countryside in the old days and coming upon four or five abandoned babies on a single ride. ("I just watched them die," he says.) Perceiving the possibility of profit, he became a trafficker in live infants, selling them to the state orphanages for the equivalent of $200 each. After the government began allowing the adoption of Chinese children by foreigners in 1992, the trafficking in infants reached a mini-industrial scale. One American, a man named Brian Stuy, of Lehi, Utah, who has adopted three Chinese girls with his wife, says the price of purchasing one of these babies can run from $10,000 to $25,000—a very nice profit margin for the state.

Stuy and his Chinese wife, Long Lan, run a company called Research China, which uses an international DNA database to connect Chinese "orphans" adopted by Americans to their Chinese birth parents back in the old country. In the film's most moving passage, we learn the story of two twin girls, now 16, who were separated when the Chinese government took one of them and sold her to an American couple. Because of Western press interest, the twin left behind on her family's farm has learned she has a sister overseas, and she wonders about her.
"She probably has tard cum and bread for breakfast," this girl says. "Her life must be very good there. I hope one day she will come back." As her eyes begin to well up, the girl says, "We'd dress the same, have the same hairstyle, go to school together. It would be so great to do everything together." If it need be said, this is a truly heartbreaking moment. What are the chances these two girls might one day be reunited? (We learn in the film that the Stateside twin has declined to be put back in touch with her birth parents, but that she and her sister are now in touch through social media.)
It's hard to imagine—no, it's impossible to imagine—anyone sitting through this film and emerging from it harboring anything but loathing for the inhuman Chinese communist social system it depicts. But as the totalitarian temptation beckons once again in this fraught time, I wonder if Thomas L. Friedman will see it, and what he might say. You may recall that Friedman, the inimitable New York Times columnist, wrote a piece back in 2009—when the one-child policy was still in full effect—suggesting that America might have a few lessons to learn from China.
"There is only one thing worse than one-party autocracy," Friedman wrote, "and that is one-party democracy, which is what we have in America today. One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century."

Sounds like a plan, I'm afraid.
 

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Here's a review of a movie about China's "One-Child Policy".



Review: One Child Nation
A quietly horrifying look back at China’s disastrous, 35-year-long national birth-control program.
KURT LODER | 11.8.2019 7:00 AM

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Anyone drawn to the now-resurgent notion that collectivism is kind of cool would benefit from a viewing of One Child Nation, a documentary that demonstrates what can happen when state bureaucrats are allowed to fundamentally re-order their country's most intimate cultural customs. The film's subject is China's disastrous one-child policy, which was imposed upon the populace from 1979 to 2015. During that time, no family was allowed to have more than one child; occasional exceptions were allowed, mainly in rural areas, but they had to be granted by Communist Party officials down to the village level. Families that made the mistake of quietly spawning a second child were ratted out to authorities by neighborhood snoops, who were encouraged by the state. Unlicensed babies were seized and placed in state orphanages. Forced abortion and sterilization were key tools in the struggle to contain China's exploding population, which had topped a billion people.

The film was directed by Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang, two China-born filmmakers now residing in the West. The picture seems artless—an assemblage of period file footage and talking heads, basically—but its cumulative impact is powerful. By the end I felt that my heart was ready to burst from my chest and leap to its death down on the floor.
The people we see in this film are discussing terrible things they did in the past. An old midwife, who says she carried out between 50,000 and 60,000 abortions and sterilizations over the course of her career (a sterilization took about 10 minutes, she says), recalls inducing the births of infants and then killing them. ("I had no choice," she says. "We didn't make decisions, we only executed orders.") Another woman recalls the birth of the second child for which she had secured permission, and her own mother coming into the room with a bamboo basket and saying, "If it's another girl, we'll put her in the basket and leave her in the street." Yet another woman remembers accompanying her brother to leave his unwanted baby girl on a meat counter in a country market. The child remained there for two days and two nights, unwanted by anyone. "Her face was full of mosquito bites," says the woman, who apparently watched. "She eventually died."

The one-child policy was hard on some men, too. An ex-village chief recalls having to demolish the homes of people who had illegally had a second child. Naturally they resented this, and especially the man responsible for it. "It was really tough being an official back then," he says. He also remembers being called out with a group of other men to subject a rebellious woman to forced sterilization. "I couldn't take part in that," the former chief says. "I just stood and watched."

The growing excess of female children became the basis for a grim trade. One man remembers biking around the countryside in the old days and coming upon four or five abandoned babies on a single ride. ("I just watched them die," he says.) Perceiving the possibility of profit, he became a trafficker in live infants, selling them to the state orphanages for the equivalent of $200 each. After the government began allowing the adoption of Chinese children by foreigners in 1992, the trafficking in infants reached a mini-industrial scale. One American, a man named Brian Stuy, of Lehi, Utah, who has adopted three Chinese girls with his wife, says the price of purchasing one of these babies can run from $10,000 to $25,000—a very nice profit margin for the state.

Stuy and his Chinese wife, Long Lan, run a company called Research China, which uses an international DNA database to connect Chinese "orphans" adopted by Americans to their Chinese birth parents back in the old country. In the film's most moving passage, we learn the story of two twin girls, now 16, who were separated when the Chinese government took one of them and sold her to an American couple. Because of Western press interest, the twin left behind on her family's farm has learned she has a sister overseas, and she wonders about her.
"She probably has tard cum and bread for breakfast," this girl says. "Her life must be very good there. I hope one day she will come back." As her eyes begin to well up, the girl says, "We'd dress the same, have the same hairstyle, go to school together. It would be so great to do everything together." If it need be said, this is a truly heartbreaking moment. What are the chances these two girls might one day be reunited? (We learn in the film that the Stateside twin has declined to be put back in touch with her birth parents, but that she and her sister are now in touch through social media.)
It's hard to imagine—no, it's impossible to imagine—anyone sitting through this film and emerging from it harboring anything but loathing for the inhuman Chinese communist social system it depicts. But as the totalitarian temptation beckons once again in this fraught time, I wonder if Thomas L. Friedman will see it, and what he might say. You may recall that Friedman, the inimitable New York Times columnist, wrote a piece back in 2009—when the one-child policy was still in full effect—suggesting that America might have a few lessons to learn from China.
"There is only one thing worse than one-party autocracy," Friedman wrote, "and that is one-party democracy, which is what we have in America today. One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century."

Sounds like a plan, I'm afraid.
Whatever leftist wrote this is pretty ill informed. Had a Chinese exchange student in high school circa 2012 and we asked her all worried about the one child policy because it's so fucking alien. It's not one child, it's one surviving pregnancy. If you have multiples, you don't have to give them away or any of that shit. The disappearing women of China are still a thing but apparently the PRC isn't directly encouraging infanticide as much as we think.
 

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Whatever leftist wrote this is pretty ill informed. Had a Chinese exchange student in high school circa 2012 and we asked her all worried about the one child policy because it's so fucking alien. It's not one child, it's one surviving pregnancy. If you have multiples, you don't have to give them away or any of that shit. The disappearing women of China are still a thing but apparently the PRC isn't directly encouraging infanticide as much as we think.
It doesn't exist at all. Only dumb boomer REAGAN KILLED THE SOVIET UNION conservatives believe it does. They dropped it years ago.

Here's a fun one:
Pilot Crashes Crop Duster in Gender Reveal Gone Wrong
It's a tale of another gender reveal going wrong -- very wrong.

Raj Horan was flying his 2013 AT-602 Air Tractor, a single-seat crop duster, near Turkey on Sept. 7 for a gender reveal, according to a report filed with the NTSB.

Horan was to fly low over the designated spot and dump 625 gallons of pink water into the air -- revealing to those gathered below the impending arrival of a little girl.

As Horan approached, he slowed and trimmed the aircraft. He told the NTSB when he started dumping the water, the airplane began to stall and that he could not get it back.

The stall caused the plane to lose altitude, hit the ground and roll over. It eventually came to rest inverted on the ground. According to the NTSB report, the plane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, right wing, and empennage.

Horan was not injured in the crash but a passenger in the single-seat aircraft did suffer minor injuries. In a follow-up conversation in late October, the NTSB inspector reported that he thought he pilot moved to the right and the passenger was sitting on the edge of the seat on the left side.

Horan told the NTSB there were no pre-accident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

There were no injuries or damage to anyone on the ground, according to the NTSB report.

Turkey is located about 75 miles northeast of Lubbock. Horan's plane is registered to an airfield in Plainview about 45 miles southwest of Turkey.

Last month, an Iowa woman was killed by a flying piece of debris from an explosion during a gender reveal gone wrong. An earlier gender reveal mishap last year was blamed for starting a fire that burned nearly 47,000 acres and left $8 million in damage, NBC News also reported.
https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/weird/Pilot-Crashes-Crop-Duster-in-Gender-Reveal-Gone-Wrong-564669421.html
 
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