"Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and the Sultan of Johor are seen in a blue Proton Saga... "When asked whether there is any tension with the sultan, Dr Mahathir said: “No, I don’t see anything because I went to see him and he drove me to the airport. I don’t want to comment on the sultans because if I say anything that is not good then it’s not nice because he is the sultan”"

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Sunday, March 03, 2019

Links - 3rd March 2019 (1)

Benjamin Elijah Lucas on Twitter - "White women can rarely be raped. White men, never.
Padva's academic definition of racism as prejudice+power applies to all axes of oppression. Therefore, since rape fundamentally is an act of prejudice and oppression, only people with socioeconomic power can truly 'rape'.
At the present moment in our society, only white people have that kind of power (though less for women).
Especially at the systemic, institutional level, wherein we live in a system of white supremacy that institutionalizes and perpetuates this socioeconomic power."

MRW“walls don’t work” WALLSDON'TWORK graph "Number of illegal migrants entering Hungary since 2015", sharp drop-off after wall "Illegal Border Crossings Into Israel", drop after Barrier Complete, and "East German Immigration to West Germany" sharp drop after Berlin Wall Constructed : meme2text

Ho-Ping for a Revival on Twitter - "Maybe we could stop punishing students for speech instead"
"So you’re a Nazi?"
"Ah yes, those Nazis and their loathsome penchant for...*squints*...allowing students and intellectuals to express themselves freely and openly"
Apparently "Nazis" don't deserve free speech

Aquarium Apologizes After Calling Sea Otter 'Thicc' on Instagram - "Alongside the image of the photogenic water mammal, an employee of the aquarium wrote, “Abby is a thicc girl What an absolute unit She c h o n k Look at the size of this lady OH LAWD SHE COMIN Another Internetism !”In a separate tweet, the employee added: “#bodypawsitivity”"
Incentivising offence means you'll get more of it
How are you going to normalise African American Vernacular English if you get offended whenever it's used?

Winnie the Pooh mascot requested by Spanish police to hide as China president Xi Jinping was passing by

China offers cash rewards of up to $118,000 for citizens who report porn - "What counts as "illegal" content in China is broadly defined, but includes work that "endangers national unity", "leaks state secrets", and "disturbs social order" - umbrella terms that are also sometimes used when authorities punish or silence Chinese dissidents and rights campaigners."

Electric cars in China secretly send location information to government-backed surveillance centres - "Generally, it happens without car owners' knowledge."

China to take over Kenya's main port over unpaid huge Chinese Loan - "Kenyan government risks losing the lucrative Mombasa port to China should the country fail to repay huge loans advanced by Chinese lenders... In December 2017, the Sri Lankan government lost its Hambantota port to China for a lease period of 99 years after failing to show commitment in the payment of billions of dollars in loans... In September 2018, Zambia lost Kenneth Kaunda International Airport to China over debt repayment... The Auditor General has warned that the eventuality is likely because of a lopsided loan agreement that greatly favours the China Exim Bank, who advanced Kenya the loan.Specifically, Kenya got the short end of the stick in the agreement where any disputes arising from the debt servicing would be arbitrated in China."
"So called 3rd World Debt was written off by western countries in the 90s & early 00s. China uses it as a strategic tool."
Presumably China lovers are bashing Africa Stand for being a tool of 'Western' 'imperialists'. Because only white people can be imperialists
Too bad people are more obsessed with what happened 100 years ago than what is happening today. Because of who did it

Somalia gives up its fishing rights to China - "At a time when local fishermen in Somalia are struggling to compete with foreign vessels that are depleting fishing stocks, the government has granted 31 fishing licenses to China."

Huawei is a spy agency of the Chinese Communist Party, expert says - "Beijing's furious response to the arrest of a tech 'princess' who is a top executive at Huawei reveals that the company is part and parcel of China's spying apparatus, an expert has argued... Huawei has been nourished by China's ruling Communist Party and military through low-interest loans and protected access to the domestic market, Mosher writes.China has also repeatedly declared that all Chinese companies, private or not, must assist the government with gathering intelligence.Under Chinese law, 'all organizations and citizens... must support, assist with, and collaborate in national intelligence work, and guard the national intelligence work secrets they are privy to.'"

Get Woke, Go Broke - The Master List - "A comprehensive and ever growing list of media properties that decided to “get woke” and inevitably “went broke” while trying to pander to the so-called “Progressive” phantom audience. You’ll find video games, movies and comic books in the list. Feel free to point out other properties that decided to “get woke” and also “went broke” in the process."

Univision struggling to find buyer for Gizmodo sites - "The money-losing operator of sites like Jezebel, Deadspin and the Onion is still struggling to find a buyer... the only money-making properties of the lot are Gizmodo, the Onion and the Root, sources said. Univision does not own humor site the Onion outright — just a controlling stake — and African-American news site the Root is too small to make a meaningful dent."
Funny, Jezebel isn't making money despite being so woke

Dems worry: Top three candidates in polls are all white men - "Democrats are worried that they have a problem: The three people leading polls in the very early stages of their presidential race are all white men. The party traditionally battles over identity politics and wants to be seen as promoting diversity... Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) are this year’s top-tier candidates"
We are told diversity is a way to get better ideas. But somehow this is supposed to be better than actually evaluating said ideas, and good ideas are disqualified when they come from people with the wrong race, sex and/or other characteristics

Garbage Human - Posts - "A mob of ‘white nationalists’ appears to contain more diversity than the staff at HuffPost."
Pictured: Proud Boys photo with 4 visible racial minorities

Garbage Human - Posts - "Is it OK to say Merry Christmas? No"
"Seniors at housing facility reported told not to say 'Merry Christmas'"
The 'myth' of the 'War on Christmas'

Institutionalizationalism on Twitter - "Report: Black Murder Victims Are Least Likely to Have Their Killers Arrested • EBONY"
"Killers of Black people are less likely to be arrested than those who kill White people... Tell us something we don't know!"
"Couldn't have anything to do with the fact that black communities are infested with violent crime and an honour culture that keeps decent citizens living there from interacting with police and helping them catch criminals
Since the majority of murders of white people are committed by whites and the majority of black murders are committed by blacks, what you're really saying is that the criminal justice system is biased against white people/lenient for black people.
Also, with 97% of murders of black people being committed by black people, I guess what you're saying is: there aren't enough black people in jail?"
From the article: "Police officers from different cities across the country told The Post that they work hard to solve the murders of Black victims, but they get resistance from witnesses, which hinders the case."

Killings of black people lead to arrests less often than when victims are white - Washington Post - "“There is a straight line between black people being outraged loudly about police officers being able to shoot and kill people and being able to get away from it and black people quietly wondering when that homicide in their neighborhood is going to be solved,” said Ibram Kendi, an American University historian and author of “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.”
I guess "community policing" doesn't work after all

America's big issue is 'black Africans' killing each other, Sebastian Gorka says - The Washington Post - "The most recent data available from the FBI (which is for 2015) indicates that 89.3 percent of black murder victims that year were killed by black perpetrators. Among white murder victims, 81.3 percent were killed by someone who was white"

Meme - "Yoda burning the books of Jedi knowledge is a metaphor for Disney destroying the franchise, the encyclopedic knowledge of the fans and their devotion in order to pave the road for the new diversity heroes and their new fanbase.
Luke knows this and gives up on life, which is a metaphor of him losing any hope left for the franchise and just growing out of it. Its not Luke dying. Its everything around him dying and he vanishes because he doesnt belong to it anymore. He was erasing himself from this new shitty trilogy."

'Christmas Miracle': US Stock Market Experiences Record Rally a Day After Fall - "US stocks enjoyed the greatest single-day increase in their history a day after Christmas, only two days after suffering their worst single-day decline, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other indices revealed... Social media exploded after Monday’s crash. Some users expressed hope, noting that accusations which placed the blame on the Trump administration over the markets’ decline were premature.
'How many people's hearts sank when they saw the Dow went up 1,000 points because they really hoped Trump had plunged us into a bear market that would cause GOP legislators to turn on him and support removal after impeachment?'"
Trump Derangement Syndrome means hoping the stock market will crash and lots of people will suffer, just so you can fulfill your political agenda

Being Classically Feminine - Posts - "Rebecca Burnell‏ @Beccabluesky - "Anyone have advice for us on how to handle the situation where an otherwise 100% supportive grandmother's mind is slipping? My mom did a decent job of honouring my 17yr old's pronouns & chosen name but she now keeps reverting to my dtr's old pronouns & deadname.
My mom is still plenty with-it and these mistakes make her feel awful but there are signs in interacting with her that she's struggling in other places too.
My daughter doesn't acknowledge that being misgendered/deadnamed bothers her in the least but I also don't think she adequately understands what's happening with my mom cognitively and I'm afraid as this evolves it means either my dtr misses spending time with her gma in her last years or she spends time with a person who's inflicting harm, no matter how unintentionally, on her when she (my dtr) isn't yet emotionally able to cope with the complex situation.
To be clear: while it hurts to watch my mom probanly sabotaging her chances of having a relationship w her only grandchild, my priority is to do whatever is needed to help my daughter build an emotionally healthy life. I'll support my mom thru her anxiety & grief separately."
"My mom is showing signs of mental deterioration but I am more worried about my nearly adult daughter not being able to cope with accidentally being misgendered, what do Twitter?"
The daughter is supposedly mature and cognizant enough to swap genders and deal with all that entails but not mature enough to understand grandma isn't 100% anymore. Lady please this kid seems to be handling it just fine, I'm sure she can handle her loving and supportive grandma occassionally slipping up because of a mental condition beyond her control. We're supposed to be understanding of the 'unseen' conditions afterall, aren't we?
From the post it sounds like the mother is the problem here. Daughter isn't letting petty nonsense destroy her relationship with her grandma"
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