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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Links - 28th July 2016

NUSWhispers - "I would like to call out Arts Camp for their VERY CLEARLY rapey "itai itai yamete" cheer idgi lol just because it's in Japanese and some people might not understand the meaning of it doesn't mean it's ok and please dont bullshit that it means something else in a different context because what other context makes "IT HURTS, IT HURTS, STOP!!!" ok??"
Claiming that "itai itai yamete" promotes rape is like claiming "call me Daddy" promotes incest
Comment by a Japanese girl to the people denouncing it despite being admittedly ignorant of JAV conventions/the diversity of Japanese sexual practices: "I'm Japanese and it is very simple. A bunch a girls yelling itai itai yamete for a cheer does not indicate non-consensual sex. However, it is embarrassing to be used in a cheer. Use a different cheer that actually promotes progress in team building activities and leave the sex talk when in bed. I've said it hurts in bed and meant it in a good way. Just use a cheer that isn't so embarrassing for Japanese people to hear."

Games at NUS camps increasingly sexualised, say students - "A spokesman for the Association of Women for Action and Research (Aware) labelled such activities "alienating rather than bonding", and criminal lawyers said police reports should have been made"
Censorship is good when it comes to young adults taking part in voluntary orientation camps. Censorship is bad when it comes to gay penguins in the public library
Maybe next year the camps will need to be vetted by the university and these people will be complaining we restrict creativity, treat young adults like kids etc
If these should be restricted because peer pressure will compell people to take part, should be ban the hijab because Muslim women will feel compelled to wear it?

Melissa Chen - Please explain this to me in PLAIN english: "So... - "Please explain this to me in PLAIN english: "So it’s always this logic of how can we understand whiteness better, and that’s never been my politics. I’ve always been about occupying the margins and strengthening the margins and what that means is that, for a long time, whiteness has also occupied the margins. Like, people of color get in circles with no white people in the room and we see that whiteness still operates. So I think it’s kind of a shock for America that whiteness has dominant society already, it also seeps into the margins. What happens the one time when the margins seep into the whiteness and we encroach on their space? It’s like the sky is falling." Let that distill in your head for a moment. What on earth does the phrase "margins seep into the whiteness" mean? This is one consequence of majoring in things like english and sociology - you end up talking like you've been smoking crack or something."

May The Bridges I Burn Light The Way… - "“May the bridges I burn light the way”... Can I use my past failures, mistakes, missteps and fuck ups as guidelines of what not to do for the future, because that sounds like a fantastic idea. It would mean admitting to myself that there are some bridges and relationships that will never be rebuilt. It would mean taking a long, hard look at what I did that lead me to those situations and why I never want to be there again. And that’s not easy work. That is gut wrenching, heart hurting, headache inducing stuff."

5 of the Best Ways to Escape Enemies in Video Games - "Assassin’s Creed as a franchise has left tons of marks on the gaming world, some good, some bad. But for all the functions it pioneers — interactive environments, reactive combat — the one no one has appreciated fully is the coin bomb. Whether you’re using a handful of coins to cause a crowd to move erratically for fun, or filling a narrow alley with people to disguise your escape, or just being generous with the locals, it’s really no different: Make it rain, and they’ll come running."

Blonde Brazilian man Xiahn undergoes surgery to achieve Oriental look - "I put my fingers inside the eye and pulled. That was the way I wanted to have my eyes"

The "strong Independent Woman Aisle"...

Seattle gov bans racist terms like 'citizen' and 'brown bag' - "In the past, Seattle officials have tried to bowdlerize other potentially controversial terms, ranging from “Halloween” to “dinosaurs.”"

Refugee shelter burnt down in Germany after dispute among asylum seekers over Ramadan meals - "Ralf Herrenbrück, a senior public prosecutor in the city, said there had been disputes among Muslims living in the home over how to mark Ramadan before the fire broke out on Tuesday. “There are two groups - one group wants to follow it strictly and so only eat when it's dark while the other group wants to eat at normal times - for example because there are also pregnant women there,” he said."

How Social Justice Warriors Are Creating An Entire Generation Of Fascists - "SJWs – almost all of whom are white, upper-middle-class college students – picture themselves as persecuted, oppressed crusaders for peace and equality. But, upon any level of inspection, this claim immediately falls apart. I have been on the Internet since I was a small child and I have perused some of the most extreme and disturbing corners of the web. I have had personal encounters with every manner of vile cretin – the sorts of people who would make even Charles Manson himself blush. With that said, never have I encountered anyone who was so giddy about their hatred than the people who make up the SJW community. These are people who, on a regular basis, call for violence and genocide against “oppressors”, whether it’s white people, heterosexual people, thin people, or just anyone who even slightly disagrees with them. One favorite tactic that SJWs use to quash all opposition is doxxing – they will publish the personal information (real name, job, phone number, address, and so forth) of anyone that they deem to have committed an act of thoughtcrime, then they will usually encourage people to commit acts of violence against that person in real life and will do their best to have that person fired from wherever they work at... Stormfront is often held up as an example of “online hate”, but it must be noted that the white supremacists on Stormfront do not participate in organized harassment campaigns, do not send gruesome rape and death threats to people, do not regularly call for violence, and do not engage in doxxing. Compared to the people who claim to be on “the right side of history” and crusaders for “social justice”, Stormfront is a bastion of kindness and civility. What does that say about you, SJWs, when you make neo-Nazis look positively civilized by comparison?... These so-called advocates of “social justice” are the best gift that neo-Nazis could have possibly asked for: the most extreme and unpleasant aspects of the far-left amplified for all the world to see. The more absurd and outrageous SJWs become, the more the far-right gains support and sympathy. If SJWs think that they’re “oppressed” right now… well, they had better be prepared for the future that they’re helping to create"

Strange And Hateful Bedfellows: How Neo-Nazis And Social Justice Warriors Feed Off Of Each Other - "Nazis and SJWs both have a designated “oppressor group” that controls and dominates everything. For Nazis, it was the Jews; for SJWs, it’s whites/males/”cishets”/patriarchy. Both have an “oppressed group” that suffers horribly at the hands of this designated “oppressor group” or “privileged group”. For Nazis, it was white Europeans; for SJWs, it’s women, “People of Color” (“PoC”), gays, transsexuals, and other designated victim groups. Both subsist on feelings of hatred, inadequacy, fear, and a desire to be superior. Both have extreme paranoid persecution complexes and are eager to find (and invent) conspiracies everywhere. And, most of all, both firmly believe that all dissent and questioning of their ideologies must be immediately quashed with an iron fist... Ultimately, what unites both neo-Nazis and SJWs – and what this video has fueled in people of all sides – is what unites all of humanity: hate"

Protester dies after inhaling fumes from burning American flag - "Some 10,000 people rallied this week in Lahore, the capital of the Punjab province, to protest the movie trailer that Muslims say insults Islam, according to the International Herald-Tribune. One participant, identified as Abdullah Ismail, died after being taken to an area hospital. Witnesses said he had complained of feeling sick from the smoke from American flags burnt at the rally. The rally was organized on the city's landmark mall by the Tehreek Hurmat-i-Rasool. Despite a ban on rallies on The Mall, local officials blocked off the road leading to it from noon to 6 p.m., apparently to facilitate the event"

'Calling out' the Holocaust is the logical end point of the Left's perverse victimhood Olympics - "at the annual nut-fest that is the NUS conference, delegates applauded speakers who argued against Holocaust commemoration. In response to a proposal that students’ unions should help organise events for Holocaust Memorial Day every year, one speaker said marking the Holocaust is not “inclusive”. “I am against the NUS ignoring and forgetting other mass genocides and prioritising others," said Darta Kaleja from Chester University. “When during my education was I taught about the genocides in Tibet or Rwanda? It is important to commemorate all of them”... The new discomfort with Jews, or “Zios”, springs partly from the nasty politics of identity, and especially the culture of competitive victimhood that it nurtures. What we saw at the NUS conference was a display of one of the weirdest trends of our time: Holocaust envy."

BBC Radio 4 - From Our Own Correspondent, On Board Air Force One - "She had studied rural economics and would be going to Ethiopia to work on an agricultural developed. I thought she was much too sophisticated for such a life and asked her why she chose it. Li quickly informed me that young people in China do not get to choose what they study, or where they go. The choice was made for them, and China has a big interest in Africa"

Meet Mumble: How to Raise Baby Chicks with Special Needs - "When Mumble still didn’t grow well, Rebekah turned to the Disabled Hens Support Network, a Facebook group which formed in May of 2014 after a truck carrying thousands of ex-battery-cage hens crashed, killing and injuring hundreds of birds. The same people who rehabilitated and kept the surviving chickens as pets advised Rebekah to mash boiled egg yolk and to mix chick crumb with Mumble’s water so she would get a little nutrition when she drank."

Postwar Germany and medieval CSI | Podcast | History Extra - "By 1949, they're still saying that Nazism was a good idea, badly carried out. There are surveys at that time showing, I think, half the people in Germany saying that. But at the same time the Allies were bringing in hundreds of people, hundreds of Germans were forced to file past the camps and go inside them"

Johann Georg Elser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - "'(the Gestapo) had tried to squeeze information out of him by feeding him very salty herring and exposing him to heat, and then depriving him of liquids'... three doctors had worked on Elser for twenty four hours, injecting him with ‘sizable quantities of Pervitin,’ but he continued to say the same thing. Four hypnotists were summoned. Only one could put Elser into a trance, but the prisoner stuck to the same story. The psychologist wrote in his report that Elser was a 'fanatic' and had a pathological desire for recognition. He concluded by saying pointedly: Elser had the "drive to achieve fame by eliminating Hitler and simultaneously liberating Germany from the ‘evil of Hitler’”... "He [Elser] responded to questioning only with reluctance but opened up when he was praised for his craftsmanship. Then he would comment on his reconstructed model in detail and with great enthusiasm." Elser’s reconstruction of his Bürgerbräukeller bomb was held in such high regard by the Gestapo, they adopted it into their field manuals for training purposes"

London’s Muslim Mayor To Ban Sexualised Images Of Women - "Sadiq Khan argued for the move by appropriating the language of feminism, claiming that alluring images of beautiful women could make them “ashamed of their bodies”. Ironically, the policy is likely to please both the misogynistic Islamist and prudish, third wave feminist, whose ends appear increasingly similar. The announcement comes five years after suspected Islamists began painting over images of bikini clad women in Tower Hamlets in East London, and last year after feminists began similarly defacing images of women in bikinis on London transport. Images of women are banned in public across large parts of the Muslim world, and the phenomenon is now spreading in the Western world. Germany’s ‘progressive’ Justice Minister, Heiko Maas, recently promised to ban ads which “reduce women or men to sexual objects” in an attempt to create a “modern gender image” following the mass sex attacks on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, committed by mostly Muslim migrants... the UK’s advertising watchdog announced an investigation into the “objectification and sexualisation of women in ads” because of an “increasing political and public debate” driven by “offended” feminists on social media."

Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World - "As a citizen of the world, I rarely get lonely. Everywhere I go, I meet such diverse groups of people. In hostels, I’ve shared beers with friendly British and Australian twenty-somethings. In hotels, I’ve sipped wine with friendly British and Australian forty-somethings. We all became lifelong friends, despite the language barriers."
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