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Whiteness is a scourge on humanity. Voting for Obama that one time is not a get out of being a racist card

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Red Eyes, Dry Mouth & "The Munchies"

(Contains cadaver dissection) I love this channel in general, but this one is great for this day

Men's Rights Activists. MGTOW. Incels.

Once fringe weirdos, now elevated to hate groups. I used to spend a certain amount of time here arguing about how toxic these assholes are. How dangerous. How despicable.

This is NOT new.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/aug/26/men-going-their-own-way-the-toxic-male-separatist-movement-that-is-now-mainstream

https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/4/16/18287446/incel-definition-reddit

In April 2018, about 20 years after the early incel community coalesced, a college student in Toronto named Sohe Chung decided to walk to the library. It wasn’t a short walk — the subway would have been faster — but Chung and her roommate, So Ra, wanted to enjoy the sunshine.

Chung and So never made it to the library. On the way there, a van hopped the curb onto the sidewalk and slammed into pedestrians. Chung was one of 10 killed; So was one of 16 wounded.

The van’s driver was a self-described incel — but the community today would not be recognizable to those who built it decades earlier. Today’s incels are almost entirely men and boys who pollute their online forums with posts blaming women for their sexless lives. Some posters even celebrated Chung’s killer the day of the attack, calling for other incels to follow up with “acid attacks” and “mass rape.” What was once an open-minded support group had degenerated into a place where praise for mass killers was tolerated, even normalized.



On a balmy afternoon last June, dozens of demonstrators carrying “Stop the Violence” and “Rape is Rape” placards descended on the Hilton DoubleTree in downtown Detroit. They had come to protest the first-ever national gathering of the men’s rights movement, which aims to battle discrimination against men but has drawn criticism for stirring up hatred of women. Two weeks earlier, a sexually frustrated 22-year-old named Elliot Rodger had gone on a suicidal rampage in Santa Barbara, California, killing 6 people and injuring 13. He had left behind a chilling 137-page manifesto suffused with a bitter misogyny and language commonly found in men’s rights forums. “The girls don’t flock to the gentlemen. They flock to the alpha male,” Rodger wrote. “Who’s the alpha male now, bitches?” His attack ignited a firestorm online, spurring women to share their experiences of misogyny via the hashtag #YesAllWomen, and bringing major media attention to the men’s rights movement.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/01/warren-farrell-mens-rights-movement-feminism-misogyny-trolls/

Their communities still thrive, and somehow.. surprise! Most of them are RW fuckheads

Speaking of German Shepard's

This is a rehab specifically for German Shepard’s, they post videos about progress.. it’s heartbreaking how animals end up there. I love this channel




On a Facebook group I follow, there is a German Shepherd in the Ukraine who was found literally frozen to the ice. The one who found that dog is rehabilitating him. That dog will always be small for his age, as he was chronically undernourished and neglected. He’s currently in leg braces, but is moving around ok.

And on that note, it’s time for me to take my beautiful girl on a walk. We are currently working on dog reactivity. She’s great with people. Pretty good with dogs, but I want her to ignore them unless I say it’s ok.

An angry customer threw his drink at a fast-food worker. The next customer responded

An angry customer threw his drink at a fast-food worker. The next customer responded in the most amazing way

Atlanta (CNN)Feroza Syed couldn't believe what she saw happen in front of her: a man threw a large drink directly at the woman working in the drive-thru window at a fast-food restaurant in suburban Atlanta.

Apparently, he didn't want ice in his drink.
When Syed pulled up, the woman, Bryanna, was soaked and crying. She was also six months pregnant.
Syed gave her a $20 tip, expressed her outrage at the man's behavior and offered to contact the police. Hours later -- and still fuming -- Syed posted about the incident earlier this month on her Facebook page and got a huge response.

That gave her an idea. She asked her thousands of Facebook friends and followers if they'd be interested in sending "$5 or (whatever)" to her Venmo or Cash App and she'd figure out a way to get the money to Bryanna.


https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/18/us/customers-help-fast-food-worker-after-attack-trnd/index.html


What the article doesn’t say is that this amazing woman is a Democratic Party volunteer and a Trans rights activist extraordinaire. She is one of absolute my hero’s

How does leadership in the Democratic Party happen?

Do body members elect someone? Is there mentorship? Do leaders lose elections? How does losing power in the house or Senate affect leadership? How does gaining power affect it? Are certain committees more desirable for gaining higher profile than others? Does age factor in, or is it experience and the ability to make connections? Is it a popularity contest? Is it all of these factored and more?

What’s your opinion/ knowledge?

Obama with two young, black YouTube stars

My new addiction is listening to “reaction videos” from young people. This pair, called TwinsthenewTrend, are my favorite, and is the fastest growing channel. They are 22.

(They have a couple of sibling also with reaction channels)

Apparently Obama contacted them, and arranged to gave them a short interview after listening to Bob Dylan’s “Times are a Changin”

Shit. Just got this email from work

Nothing much has changed, but it’s certainly not getting better. I’ve bought faceshields from Amazon at I hate the googles they hand out. Please be careful out there, it’s not over by a long shot.

Dear Staff, Faculty, Trainees and Students,

Over the last two weeks, we have discovered a small number of patients with unexpected COVID-19 diagnoses at our hospitals. While some of these cases were the result of admission testing that returned positive for asymptomatic patients, we believe there has also been COVID-19 transmission from visitors and caregivers.

We have also had reports of staff congregating with other staff at work and outside of work, which has resulted in multiple staff-to-staff exposures.

These infections highlight the need for strict and 100% universal adherence to our safety protocols. They also come at a critical time in our response to the pandemic. The number of new cases is increasing in #### County, and we face the possibility of a second surge as the weather turns colder, holidays approach, and more of our time is spent inside.

Now, more than ever, we MUST work together to keep each other and our patients safe using the tools that we know work.

Stay Home When Sick: One of the lasting lessons of the pandemic is that we must stay home when sick. COVID-19 can present with many different symptoms. If you think you have a new symptom that could be caused by COVID-19, you need to stay home and arrange for a test using the ## Medicine employee testing website. Do not come to work if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or other infectious diseases.

Masking: Wear a mask 100% of the time in the hospital. Six feet is not a “magic” distance that means everything is safe. Masks must be worn over your nose and mouth with NO exceptions. Masks are an evidence-based way to disrupt the spread of COVID 19. If you see anyone in your environment who does not have a mask or is not wearing it correctly, you need to say something. We all need to protect each other and our patients.

You can take your mask off when you are eating or drinking, but do not leave your mask off for any extended period of time when you are near other people, in a breakroom or in the cafeteria. Once you are done eating, place your mask back on.


All visitors must be masked for the entire time they are in the hospital and when they are in patient rooms. You are empowered to tell visitors they must wear a mask unless they have been given an Americans with Disabilities Act accommodation. If they do not comply with our masking requirements, please immediately inform your supervisor so that the appropriate action can be taken. Visitors will not be allowed to remain in the institution if they do not mask at all times.

Eye Protection: You MUST wear eye protection whenever you are working with patients. We need 100% compliance with this policy.

Shared Food/Potlucks/Celebrations: Food is not allowed to be shared with your colleagues for any reason, including birthdays, showers or retirement gatherings. Even if the food is individually wrapped and handed out by one individual, this is another change that we must make during the pandemic.

While we hope that the fall and winter seasons will go smoothly, we cannot count on that happening. COVID-19 will continue to be with us and often in unexpected ways. Both at work and in the community, we must assume that every person we meet may have COVID-19 and take the proper precautions not to get infected.

Thank you for your support as we continue our fight to control and end this disruptive and deadly pandemic.

The energy when dropping off our ballots was amazing

I’m in Washington state, Seattle to be specific, but we went down to an unincorporated part of the community of White Center to the library when a ballot box was. It’s a rough, diverse, working class neighborhood.

Man that dumpster sized ballot box was getting full! LOT’S of the under 30 crowd, people of all ethnicities, we were wearing masks and socially distancing as our turn came up, I just got out of the car and ran up, but it was like automatic, Respectful, met the eyes of young people and got that “we are in this together nod” you could see the pride. Feel the hope.

It was one of the best voting experiences I’ve ever had, and it lasted about a minute




So Revolution really was brought about by a need for Social Justice.

Remember those debates? The claim that economic justice would automatically bring in social justice?

We have neither.

But the fact that Black lives mattered less than other lives, repeatedly and chronically, this born out out reliably, by social science and statistics, and also born out by countless anecdotal accounts, finally brought to a crescendo by one more murder of a Black man by someone who who vowed to serve and protect, (and perhaps, a pandemic being a catalyst in some way) brought revolutionary action, with real change being proposed, well. Damn.

Black Lives Matter. Social Justice is a challenging, painful process and I still see people resisting it. Waiting for the anger to die down. Waiting for things to “go back to normal”

I just don’t see that happening.

Biden is crushing it on The View

He sounds like hope.

I haven’t been particularly enthusiastic with my support, I have to admit, but that single interview made me feel like we can make it through this.

Definitely impressed this time.
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