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Monday, April 29, 2019

Links - 29th April 2019 (1)

This Is What Happens When You Ask Pro-Taxers to Pay More - "If you want to see a bunch of hypocritical leftists squirming with embarrassment, there’s a very clever video showing what happens when a bunch of pro-tax hike millionaires are asked to voluntarily pay more money to the IRS... The state of Massachusetts has a program for voluntary tax payments, but the Boston Globe revealed that Elizabeth Warren somehow couldn’t bring herself to cough up additional money to finance bigger government"

Democrats Love Taxes -- They Just Don't Want to Pay Them - "Democrats like the late Ted Kennedy support the estate tax. And why not? The Kennedy family transfers wealth from generation to generation through trusts that avoid the very estate taxes that Kennedy consistently voted to impose on the wealth of others.Shouldn't tax-hike-supporting rich people like Warren Buffett want to pay more rather than less taxes? Yet one of Buffett's companies is contesting tax claims against it.Pro-tax-hike Democrats like MSNB-Hee-Haw's the Rev. Al Sharpton deserve a special wing all to themselves in the Chutzpah Hall of Fame. Sharpton assails the Bush-era tax cuts and wants "the rich" to pay more. Sharpton lists income from his nonprofit at just under a quarter million dollars. Add this to his estimated salary at the cable network, and the "civil rights leader" likely pulls in a tidy $500K. Not bad for a guy that not long ago was a gold-medallion-wearing Harlem rabble-rouser in velour sweatpants who got famous by playing the race card in a phony rape case.Sharpton, according to the New York Post, owes federal taxes and state taxes totaling $3.5 million"

Man stole $122m from Facebook and Google by sending them random bills, which the companies dutifully paid

Microsoft revived and killed Clippy in a single day - "Clippy appeared as an animated pack of stickers for Microsoft Teams. The stickers were released on the Office Developer GitHub page, but by the next day, they had vanished. Clippy was around just long enough to rally old fans, and there's now a user petition to bring Clippy back."

John Steinbeck's Letter Asking Marilyn Monroe for Her Autograph (1955) - Flashbak - "Would you send him, in my care, a picture of yourself, perhaps in pensive, girlish mood, inscribed to him by name and indicating that you are aware of his existence. He is already your slave. This would make him mine. If you will do this, I will send you a guest key to the ladies’ entrance of Fort Knox"

The Screen - Posts - "The year is 2030. Most men have sexbots. Women in desperation yell "THEY DON'T LOVE YOU LIKE A REAL HUMAN BEING" Men whisper back "Neither do you""
"If the Feminist Sex-War continues, this will become commonplace.
Men will shirk women for fear of Kafkaesque false allegations which would tear their whole lives apart with considerable ease.
Women will rebuff men due to the paranoia which has been conditioned into them, fearing every man is a potential murderer or worse: a rapist.
This is the world they are creating and it is already happening."

Meme - "We Live in an Age Where You Can Build an Entire Culture Around Anal Sex & Venereal Disease & Then Parade the Streets With Giant Dildos & Call It Pride but Say You're Proud to Come From a People That Gave the World Aristotle Shakespeare & Beethoven & You're Called a Monster"

Younger Women Are More Left-Wing Than Men, While Older Women Are More Right-Wing Than Men - "We already know that younger people are often more likely to vote for left-wing parties than their older peers, but it seems this trend is particularly pronounced among women. Younger women are the most left wing in their voting habits and older women the most right wing when we compared voters by age and gender... the decline of religiosity is crucial to explaining the trend. Older women are more religious and their religiosity is also more important for their vote choice compared to younger women... younger women tend to have a stronger preference for redistribution and see a larger role for the state compared to men. They vote for left-wing parties in line with these preferences. Older women are also more left wing in their economic policy preferences compared to men, but their greater religiosity trumps these preferences when it comes to their vote choice. Parties often make particular efforts to appeal to “women voters” when campaigning. However, this analysis shows that there are considerable differences between younger and older women in their voting preferences. Appealing to the “women’s vote” might make less sense than, say, appealing to young women or older women."

Meme - "Are These Two Numbers the Same?
What About the Bars, Are Those the Same?
No, Not Really
So They're Unequal?
I Guess So
Muslim Terrorist Attacks: 463
Christian Terrorist Attacks: 3
But Christians Do It Too... It's the Same..."

When Ancient Societies Hit a Million People, Vengeful Gods Appeared - "A new study suggests that the formation of complex societies came first and that the beliefs in such gods helped unite people under a common higher power."

Catholic Churches Are Being Desecrated Across France—and Officials Don’t Know Why - "The Vienna-based Observatory of Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe, which was founded in cooperation with the Council of European Bishops Conferences (CCEE) but is now independent said there had been a 25 percent increase in attacks on Catholic churches in the first two months of the year, compared with the same time last year.Its executive director, Ellen Fantini, told Newsweek that while in many cases the motive for the attacks was not known, France faced growing problems with anti-Christian violence, especially by anarchist and feminist groups."

Twelve French Churches Attacked, Vandalized in One Week - "Reports indicate that 80 percent of the desecration of places of worship in France concerns Christian churches and in the year 2018 this meant the profanation of an average of two Christian churches per day in France, even though these actions rarely make the headlines.In 2018, the Ministry of the Interior recorded 541 anti-Semitic acts, 100 anti-Muslim acts, and 1063 anti-Christian acts."

Lord Keynes on Twitter - "Leftist insanity on ethnic nationalism:
1 Leftists have spent years demanding an independent Palestinian ethno-state for Palestinians, and a Kurdish ethno-state for Kurds, but
2 Israel can't be an ethno-state, and any European ethno-states are racist, hateful and "fascist". LOL"

About 1,200 Singaporeans renounce citizenship annually in last five years - "An average of 1,200 Singaporeans renounced their citizenship every year between 2007 and 2011.Of these, 300 were naturalised citizens"

More applying for PR abroad? - "The Certificate of No Criminal Conviction (CNCC) is issued by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Singapore Police Force. The document certifies that the applicant does not have any criminal convictions in Singapore within a stipulated period of time.CNCCs are issued to Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and foreigners above the age of 16 and who have resided in Singapore for more than 6 months.They are requested for a variety of reasons, including applying for permanent residency rights in other countries (68% of applications), further studies and employment overseas (21% of applications) and child adoption, pre-marriage procedures and other reasons (12% of applications)."
This is what is now the Certificate of Clearance

Glenn Greenwald: Fascism's Fellow Traveller - "as far as Greenwald is concerned, the only meaningful kind of censorship – and the only kind worth opposing – is that mandated by the state, thereby excluding the kind imposed by terror and carried out by non-state actors like the Kouachis... Greenwald’s governing principle is not the absolute defence of free expression, but an absolute opposition to democratic governments, which he presumes to be motivated by authoritarianism, mendacity, and self-serving hypocrisy in every instance. For Greenwald, Western power and Zionism are the only enemies worthy of his critical attention; forces of unparalleled cynicism and cruelty against which all resistance, no matter how vicious and sadistic, must be indulgently understood."

Tactical Assault Smirk 2.0 - Posts -
"Samantha Bee calling Ivanka a c*nt"
"Tucker Carlson saying "c*nt" more than 10 years ago"
"Liberal privilege. We're living in a nightmare dystopia with a Social Credit system run by the big tech companies and mob rule. Tucker is a hero for not bowing to their faux outrage."

Gender Equality, NHS and Female Junior Doctors - "In short, the post says that under the new contract single parent junior doctors (who are mainly women) will have a difficult time working and raising a child and the contract openly admits that. The contract openly admits that these new hours will be tough but they will be financially compensated for their work. This is misogynistic because women (even though female junior doctors who aren’t single parents won’t be disadvantaged but that is still misogynistic because women)... The NHS doesn’t know how many of its single parents staff are male or female, so they assumed they are primarily female. Hence why we kept hearing that the new contract is sexist against women because it disadvantages single mums.It also disadvantages women because they choose the easier hours for easier pay and this is wrong because it is the current time signature and you are not allowed to do that because we said so, so stop doing it."

I Have A Bachelor's Degree And Still Work 4 Jobs To Make Ends Meet - "Sure I was a college junior working weekends and nights in a mall, but I would have my bachelor’s degree soon. And with my degree companies would be clamoring to hire me. After all, a degree in English meant I could work nearly anywhere (wrong). Truthfully, my major was based on the fact that I loved to read and write. The fact my math skills were so dismal only seemed to point me further in that direction. It didn’t take long before I was making lists of publishing companies and genuinely excited for a fictional city office I had built in my mind... I still recall the look of shock on my supervisor’s face when he realized I had a bachelor’s degree. If you’re wondering what a degree is worth, the answer is less than $1 ― the amount of the raise I received when they realized I had an education... My degree sits mainly untouched and forgotten since I earned it in 2010. It’s hardly the topic of any conversation and it’s certainly not a point of pride. My bachelor’s is almost an afterthought on my resume"
It's one thing to encourage people to study what they want. It's another to pretend that all degrees are created equal

NYC woman charged with hate crimes after series of pepper spray attacks - "A woman has been charged with multiple hate crime felonies and misdemeanors following a series of pepper spray attacks in New York City... Heard, who is black is accused of approaching a white couple in their 50s on Friday afternoon while they shopped in the Bronx. She reportedly told the couple she hated white people before assaulting them... "The defendant approached a 30-year-old male and a 24-year-old female, asked them if they were white and displayed a sharp object causing fear," the NYPD stated. "The female victim was sprayed in the face with an unknown substance causing redness, burning and discomfort.""
Unsurprisingly, a lot of people on Facebook were cheering her and expressing their hatred of white people

Actress Debra Messing Posts Empowering 'Vagina' Cupcakes, Gets Trashed As Transphobic And Issues Apology

Scientists study tattooed corpses, find pigment in lymph nodes - "The increasing prevalence of tattoos provoked safety concerns with respect to particle distribution and effects inside the human body"

Iranian lawyer who defended women’s right to remove hijab gets 38 years, 148 lashes – Women in the World - "After two trials described by Amnesty International as “grossly unfair,” Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to a total of 38 years in prison and 148 lashes. Sotoudeh, who has dedicated her life to defending Iranian women prosecuted for removing their hijabs in public, has been in the crosshairs of Iran’s theocratic government for years"
Feminists: *crickets*

The UN’s latest ‘women’s rights’ move just proved Trump right - "Remember the liberal freak-out over President Trump’s decision last year to withdraw the United States from the UN Human Rights Council? Human Rights Watch decried the move as “a sad reflection” of Trump’s “one-dimensional human-rights policy.” It was little more than “childish petulance” on the president’s part, a law professor told The Atlantic. Well, in the months since, the UN human rights system has only vindicated Trump’s wisdom. The latest evidence: The UN announced on Wednesday that Iran had been appointed to its Working Group on Communications on the Status of Women. As Guy Benson pointed out on Twitter, that would be the same Iranian regime that on Monday sentenced Nasrin Sotoudeh, a female lawyer and leading campaigner for the rule of law, to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes."

Good Ideas Vs Bad Ideas: Against The Regressive Left, Islamists & Racists - "Although I'm from a Islamic nation, the reasons Muslim gave me why woman needs to cover their hair defers from one and another but one of the most frequently reply I've gotten is the hair could be a sexy and alluring item for outsiders to look, so literally means hair can arouse sexual desire. But hair is something comes along naturally and for those who believes in God, it is part of God's creation. But the heavy make up the woman in the picture puts on, is unnatural, and it is also arousing because it makes her looks like someone working in the sex industry. Um.."

Quebec's religious symbols ban welcomed by some who left Muslim countries behind - "as much as she misses the Mediterranean lifestyle, for her, living in Tunisia had become untenable."I couldn't handle the changes in my country," she said, referring to what she describes as a steady progression of religious influence on society, the company where she worked, and even her own family... An atheist, she strongly supports the CAQ government's plan to ban religious symbols such as the hijab for government workers in positions of authority, like police officers, prosecutors and teachers."The woman is representing the state and for me the state should be neutral."... More mixed feelings were on display last week at McGill University as Shaparak Shajarizadeh told the story of her own battle against the hijab to a room of students and Iranian expats.The 44-year-old has become a global icon of resistance after being arrested three times and jailed twice in her home country of Iran for removing her hijab in public and posting images of the act on social media.After she fled to Canada via Turkey last year, Shajarizadeh was sentenced to 20 years in prison in absentia, according to Amnesty International.She's now living in Toronto but has been following the debate over Bill 21 and says she's conflicted about the religious symbols ban. "The government can do better than forcing people," Shajarizadeh said. "But at the same time, as a woman who grew up in a Muslim community, I know the hijab is a symbol of sexism." After living under a government-imposed dress code most of her life, she can't back a law that tells adult women what they can and can't wear, but she feels differently when it comes to minors... The forced hijab for women was one of the reasons Homan Davoodi left Iran five years ago, even though he's a man... Davoodi strongly supports Bill 21, even going so far as to say the hijab is even more repressive than a KKK hood... He says many native-born Canadians now defending the hijab have never seen its negative effects up close."You're just seeing a shadow of it. I've seen the whole thing.""

Sadaf Khadem: Iranian female boxer halts return over arrest fears - "An Iranian who became the first woman from her country to contest an official boxing match says she has cancelled her return home from France after hearing a warrant had been issued for her arrest.Sadaf Khadem beat the French boxer Anne Chauvin in an amateur bout on Saturday.She had planned to fly to Tehran with her French-Iranian trainer this week.Khadem was quoted by a sports newspaper as saying she believed she was accused of violating Iran's compulsory dress code by boxing in a vest and shorts... Khadem fought in a green vest and red shorts with a white waistband - the colours of Iran's national flag - in Saturday's bout in the western French town of Royan.The 24-year-old had to fight abroad as, despite having the blessing of Iranian sporting authorities, it proved too complicated to fulfil their requirement that the bout be refereed and judged by women.Khadem had been expecting a hero's welcome when she returned to Iran... "I was fighting in a legally approved match, in France. But as I was wearing shorts and a T-shirt, which is completely normal in the eyes of the entire world, I confounded the rules of my country," she told the L'Equipe newspaper."I wasn't wearing a hijab, I was coached by a man - some people take a dim view of this."... Under Iranian law, women and girls as young as nine years old who are seen in public without a headscarf can be punished with a prison sentence of between 10 days and two months, or a cash fine.Iranian sportswomen are required to cover their hair, neck, arms and legs when competing."

Malaysia investigates women who discussed their 'dehijabbing' - "Three women in Malaysia who held an event discussing their decision to stop wearing the hijab are being investigated by Malaysian Islamic authorities.The event, hosted over the weekend at the Gerakbudaya bookshop in the Petaling Jaya area, was held to mark the launch of Unveiling Choice, a book documenting the author and activist Maryam Lee’s decision to stop wearing the hijab.The event, Malay Women and Dehijabbing, featured a three-hour panel discussion between Maryam and two other Malaysian women, Mohani Niza and Dian Sofia, who had also decided to no longer wear the hijab... Malaysia, where about 60% of the population is Muslim, has long been held up as moderate and relatively progressive."
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