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Monday, December 10, 2018

Links - 10th December 2018 (2)

Why Students Are Terrified (to Speak Their Minds) - "The student said she was silent because she was worried to share her opinion, for fear of being singled out or accidentally saying something offensive. I asked who else was not speaking for that reason. For the first time in my years of experience as a teaching assistant in the classroom, something happened that most teachers dream about: Everyone raised their hands. No one was talking because everyone was afraid. I encouraged them to speak despite their worries, and asked how I might make it easier for them to do that. Someone suggested that it would be easier if they were assigned an opinion so that they wouldn’t have to be responsible for holding it or feel bad for defending it. The students were eager to talk. They wanted to talk. But they were afraid of even letting themselves think out loud about a position that might land them in trouble through social sanctions and accusations that they are racists, fascists, bigots, or sexists. Political science students at a top Canadian university had become accustomed to having their mouths kept shut. It’s only a matter of time until the mind shuts, too."
Predictably, one commenter calls the author a "troll" and a right winger

Reasons to Be Fearful - "I’m more afraid of my allies than I am of opponents, since the latter can do me less harm... I am writing from the side of freedom. I’m writing to support nonconformists. I’m writing for the world’s heretics, eccentrics, truth-tellers, artists, and jokers... Like John Stuart Mill in his classic text On Liberty (originally published 1859), I am not concerned only about governmental threats to liberty and related values. Those threats are, of course, serious. The organized power of the modern state is vast and conspicuous. It merits vigilance for its grave potential to restrict our liberties. But even more dangerous, perhaps, and certainly more difficult to understand or restrain, is a less overt, more insidious kind of tyranny: what Mill called “the tyranny of the prevailing opinion and feeling.” As Mill knew and explained, this can be more intrusive, pervasive, and effective than state power, even though the punishments it exacts are usually less devastating than those available to the state."

Ocasio-Cortez Comes Up With New Tactic To Dodge Questions She Can't Answer - "Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez still can't answer how America can afford to pay for an estimated $40 trillion in big government programs, which includes a socialist healthcare system for all. She also now claims that opponents who ask her questions that she can't answer "haven’t earned the right to ask" her those questions... Ocasio-Cortez's misleading claims about health care were dismantled by CNN's Jake Tapper in a fact-check segment"

Sinead O'Connor won't mix with 'disgusting' white people after becoming a Muslim - "the Irish singer announced she'd turned her back on Catholicism and converted to Islam.She changed her name to Shuhada' Davitt after becoming a Muslim.And now she's admitted to feeling something "so racist I never thought my soul could ever feel it".
Apparently there're no white muslims

Notre Dame Group Wants Campus Internet Service to Block Porn - "a group of students argued that allowing students on campus to access internet porn is a violation of the “social justice” principles that the school espouses"
So much for if you don't like it, don't watch it

Study Finds People Are Morally Outraged by Those Who Decide Not to Have Kids - "both men and women were stigmatized for choosing not to have kids—despite the fact that the conversation around reproductive rights and a woman's right to choose is so polarizing. "I was somewhat surprised by this too," she tells Broadly, "but that was probably due to my own personal experiences as a woman. When I looked at the past literature, the few studies that included opportunities for participants to rate men without children yielded similar findings.""
So much for gender stereotypes

Why the French don’t show excitement - "“You Americans,” he said, “live in the faire [to do]. The avoir [to have]. In France, we live in the être [to be].”... For Julie Barlow, Canadian co-author of The Story of French and The Bonjour Effect, this is largely due to the implied enthusiasm in the word ‘excited’, something that’s not sought after in French culture. She notes that Francophone Canadians, culturally North American rather than French, find work-arounds such as ‘Ça m’enthousiasme’ (‘It enthuses me’)... “Verbally, ‘I'm so excited’ is sort of a smile in words. French people prefer to come across as kind of negative, by reflex... those who are unable to show the proper emotional detachment within French society can even be perceived as being somehow deranged, something that is exemplified by the pejorative labelling of former President Nicolas Sarkozy as ‘l’excité’, due to the zeal he shows in public appearances... “Life in France places you happily in the present tense,” Paris-based author Matthew Fraser told The Local, “unlike in Anglo-Protestant countries where everything is driving madly towards the future.”"

The far left’s Islamist blind spot | Coffee House - "In the 1990s, the Socialist Workers Party could see Islamism as a resource a wily left might exploit and direct. Islamists ‘could be tapped for progressive purposes providing a lead came from a rising level of workers’ struggle,’ one of its ideologues opined in 1994. By the millennium it was impossible to separate the tail from the dog or decide who was leading whom. Radical Islamists killed Americans and hated Western democracy, just as the old revolutionary left had done. All socialists had to to do was forget Islamists wanted to create a clerical-fascist dystopia, and they might be comrades. The far left willingly fell into amnesia...
‘Do you condemn Hamas’,’ I asked.
‘We don’t think it’s our business to tell Palestinians what to think.’
‘That’s funny,’ I thought, as I turned down the offer, ‘you seem very keen on telling everyone else what to think.’...
The leaders of the far left are for the Shia forces in Islam’s civil war, even though the majority of Britain’s Muslims are Sunnis. When Assad gases Syrian Sunnis, white leftists back Putin’s propaganda that mass poisoning of civilians could be fake news. Corbyn took the money of Assad and Putin’s allies in Tehran and has shown no willingness to protect the murdered people of Aleppo. To date, there is no sign of British Sunni organisations realising what their friends have done. It is sufficient that Labour politicians hate Israel and ‘Zionists’ with the required ferocity. The disconnect will not last forever, and one day I expect to see this shameless and witless clique learn that, if they ride the sectarian tiger, they must expect to be eaten."

Flying the tricolour and other Irish flags could be a criminal offence in Scotland - "Ireland's national flag and several other Irish banners are potentially illegal in Scotland if used "in a provocative manner"

The troubling relationship between anime and fascism
Fiction apparently isn't just fiction

The Da Vinci mystery: why is his $450m masterpiece really being kept under wraps? - "if the Louvre Abu Dhabi really has got doubts about Salvator Mundi, they will most likely be about its condition. For there really is a problem with this painting and it is there for anyone to see. If the Louvre – both its new outpost and its home in Paris, which has the most sophisticated conservation technology on Earth – has not yet spotted the issue, all its curators need to do is check out an Instagram post that materialised just after the painting’s sale last year... “Photographs seem to show that, before it was touched up, it was all Leonardo,” he says. “They show the painting mid-restoration – and it looks as if the subsequent retouching has obscured the quality of the face.” Clayton is not questioning the painting’s authenticity. He’s suggesting that a very pure Leonardo has been partly “obscured”."

After a year of #MeToo, American opinion has shifted against victims - "this year-long storm of allegations, confessions and firings has actually made Americans more sceptical about sexual harassment... The share of American adults responding that men who sexually harassed women at work 20 years ago should keep their jobs has risen from 28% to 36%. The proportion who think that women who complain about sexual harassment cause more problems than they solve has grown from 29% to 31%. And 18% of Americans now think that false accusations of sexual assault are a bigger problem than attacks that go unreported or unpunished, compared with 13% in November last year... Surprisingly, these changes in opinion against victims have been slightly stronger among women than men"
Maybe women are more concerned because an obsession with sexual harassment and being too credulous about claims hurts real victims, who are more likely to be women

Fake #MeToo Claims: Pew finds worries of fake sexual harassment claims - "34% of poll takers told Pew that employers firing accused men before finding out all the facts is a major issue (39% called it a minor problem)."
I'm more alarmed that 39% don't think it's a real problem that you can get fired without all the facts being out

Rose McGowan clarifies #MeToo remarks: 'I never said #MeToo is a lie' - "McGowan also claimed she was shunned by the #MeToo community, frequently left out of the survivors’ brunches and campaign lunches, despite being one of the most outspoken members... The "Charmed" alum vowed to never work in Hollywood again, the paper reported, adding that although she doesn't agree with President Donald Trump's politics, she does share something in common with his supporters. “They hate Hollywood for being faux liberals – and they’re 100 percent right about that. It’s a bunch of faux liberals,” McGowan said. “It’s crap, and they know it is deep down, but they’re living an empty life, and to me that’s their punishment. They get to live the lives they live.” The "Charmed" alum vowed to never work in Hollywood again, the paper reported, adding that although she doesn't agree with President Donald Trump's politics, she does share something in common with his supporters. “They hate Hollywood for being faux liberals – and they’re 100 percent right about that. It’s a bunch of faux liberals,” McGowan said. “It’s crap, and they know it is deep down, but they’re living an empty life, and to me that’s their punishment. They get to live the lives they live.”"

Midwestern Poke Chain Threatening Legal Action Against Native Hawaiians For Using Their Own Language and Selling Their Own Food - "A Midwestern chain of poke stores named Aloha Poke is under fire this week for threatening legal action against Native Hawaiian small businesses who use the words “Aloha” and “Poke” in combination to sell the traditional rice and fish dishes."

Non-halal booths at Melaka food expo shut down - "The Melaka International Trade Center (MITC) in Ayer Keroh has issued an apology for allowing non-halal products inside its exhibition hall. MITC CEO Abdul Wahab Ibrahim, when issuing the apology, said seven stalls selling pork-based products at the Tastefully Food and Beverage expo were ordered to be closed following criticism. Netizens said that was the first time non-halal products were sold inside the exhibition hall. Previously, such booths with non-halal products were restricted to the car park area."
Apartheid is good; good luck hosting international expositions

Singaporeans spend most on food and beverages: Poll - "A poll on Singaporeans’ spending habits over the past three months found that they spent the most on food and beverages. A Singaporean could spend an average of $17,000 if he eats out every day for a year.The key reason for such spending could be that Singaporeans prefer the ease of finding readily available cooked food to the hassle of preparing meals at home, according to the survey conducted by e-commerce company ShopBack. More than 95 per cent of the respondents eat out at least once per day. Also, 50 per cent of respondents are willing to spend twice or more on a meal over the weekend. The average spend per meal is roughly $12 on a weekday and $24.50 on a weekend... nine in 10 respondents own at least one credit card, while about half of them own four or more credit cards."

Liberals believe politics can be settled. They're wrong. - "Whether the issue concerns public policy or the fundamental moral principles undergirding American public life, progressives tend to presume that their own positions deserve to be treated as lying beyond the give-and-take of political disagreement and debate.What the rise of a less liberal, more radical, intransigent, and populist right is forcing progressives to confront is that this way of conceiving of democratic politics is a fiction. Nothing in democratic politics is given — or rather, the things we consider given at any moment enjoy this status for no more exalted reason than that public opinion (expressed primarily through elections) favors treating it as such. But the settlement or consensus in its favor is always temporary and contingent. The contestation of politics, the struggle over power and ideas, over the Constitution and the law and who we are as a political community, never ends. It's always possible for a settlement or consensus at one moment of history to be rethought, overturned, or reversed. Rights granted can later be rescinded — and there's no way to prevent that from happening beyond continuing the fight, day after day. History isn't an arc slowly bending toward justice. It's a battlefield on which a skirmish line shifts back and forth in an unending contest between ideological combatants"

A new life of Churchill

A new life of Churchill - History Extra

"‘The Prime Minister would cry everything from pets to friends dying to., you know, he was very, very’

‘Weddings, funerals, bar mitzvahs, he would cry over the story of a noble dog struggling through the snow to its master. Yes, it was, he was - this is one of the mistakes that people make in seeing him as a late Victorian aristocrat.

Just because he was born in that period of the stiff upper lip doesn't mean that he was one himself. He was actually much more throwback to the Regency period, much more Romantic period where people didn't mind wearing their hearts on their sleeves.

In the great, eight January 1806, funeral of Lord Nelson - all eight admirals carrying his coffin were in tears and that's very much the kind of person Churchill was... At key moments of the war when he was cheered in the House of Commons he used to start crying... It's just not very British in those days...

‘His actions, or perhaps lack of during the Bengal Famine of 1943 is one of the things that people often talk about when criticizing Churchill. So, throughout, 3 million people died during this famine. How culpable was he for this and could he have done more, do you think?’

‘He was absolutely not culpable in the slightest. It's appalling, this myth that has been created about this. In October 1942, huge cyclone hit, hit eastern India and it destroyed the rice crop. And it also destroyed lots of the roads and railways to which, which were needed in order to, to feed the population, which was therefore going to starve as a result. Now, in the past, we were able to bring huge amounts of rice, this isn't the first time a cyclone had done this. In the past, in peacetime, we were able to bring in rice from Burma, and Thailand and Malaysia, and various other places to feed the populations, none of which we could have access to, because the Japanese wouldn’t let us.

We also had Indianised the administration from 1935 onwards. And so local governments which were Indian, dominated by Indians, were responsible for the famine relief, and as well as the British Raj. And the viceroy Lord Linlithgow didn't do a very good job, neither did Lord, Lord Wavell at the beginning either. And so there is an element of British culpability.

There's also Indian capability. Because they didn't, they refused to sell rice to the Bengal government. There were any number of things that did go wrong. But we actually had Japanese U boats in the Bay of Bengal. And the idea that, that huge amounts of grain could be, could be shipped in there was, was, frankly, strategically wrong.

Churchill wrote desperate letters to, to Franklin Roosevelt and others to try and get as much grain in there as possible. And the idea that he, that he was happy to see people starve is a complete libel on him.’…

‘It's very easy to forget that he was actually born 144 years ago, it would have been strange if he hadn't believed in white superiority, because, however obscene and ludicrous we see it to be today, and know it to be today because of science, back in those days, Charles Darwin was still alive when Churchill's at school and people assume the Darwinist theory of evolution, of species could be extended to races as well, and therefore, did believe that the white people were superior to to non whites.

And you have to see this, therefore, in its proper historical context. It would be like complaining about Oliver Cromwell and saying he wasn't in favor of socialized medicine.

What Churchill took from this concept of, of white superiority was the whites and certainly the British whites, at least, had a profound moral duty to take care of the natives under their, under the control of the British Raj. And this was something, a, a duty that he found - a paternalist duty of course - but one that he actually committed himself to for his lifetime. He believed in the British Empire, and it was not just because the Britons would do well out of the British Empire. He believed that everybody would’...

I think Churchill would have been a pretty good politician nowadays, I think he'd be great on Twitter, for example... he’s hilariously funny, and lots of his jokes could be fitted into 280 characters. He was, he was perfectly capable of brilliant repartee. He put down hecklers superbly, he was quick witted. And so actually, I think he’d have a massive, he'd have a far bigger Twitter following than Donald Trump, for example...

[On Brexit] His daughter Mary Soames said, don't try and play the game: What would Winston do? And so I'm not about to do that."

Links - 10th December 2018 (1)

Report: Twitter Deleting Accounts at Request of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee - "Twitter has reportedly deleted as many as 10,000 accounts at the request of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, a party group that supports Democrats running for the U.S. House of Representatives."

Children's vaccinations and development checks prevent hospital admissions in childhood - "Children who receive nursery vaccinations and development checks are less likely to be admitted to hospital during childhood years."

Conservatives are right: The news media is very liberal - "Study after study has shown that the mainstream media leans left, and that, as economists Tim Groseclose and Jeff Milyo have written, “an almost overwhelming fraction of journalists are liberal.”... This state of affairs is very distressing to conservatives, who, along with independents, increasingly distrust the news media. So why hasn’t the free market corrected this imbalance between the demand for conservative news and the supply? It’s because economic outcomes are driven by much more than supply and demand. Institutions, rules, and power matter just as much as what consumers demand... The hyper-educated media elite are trading the better pay they might fetch in corporate communications (for example) for the prestige of journalism work. If managers of media companies tried to force these workers to produce content that robs them of the benefits of working in journalism, they’ll simply find work elsewhere."
So much for reality having a known liberal bias

The Danger in Media Telling Only Half the Story on Political Violence - "Another thing you might not realize is that many of the skirmishes involving the Proud Boys group were actually caused by Antifa and Democratic Socialists of America activists—though you'd hardly know it from the way most reporters frame these events—and Antifa social media pages have not been shut down. Comparing media coverage between Antifa and conservative groups is, I believe, particularly instructive... there have been numerous examples of Antifa violence which have not had anything whatsoever to do with protesting "fascists" or any kind of right-wing activity at all. For example, the recent takeover of multiple streets in downtown Portland, Oregon, or any of numerous examples of Antifa members attacking journalists. What's more, over the past 4-5 years there have been dozens of examples of left-wing protesters using violence to shut down mainstream conservative (or simply non-progressive) speakers like Charles Murray, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Ben Shapiro, Dave Rubin, Milo Yiannopoulos and others. Yet no organized conservative group attempted to prevent Mark Bray from speaking. His talk—which explicitly defended Antifa's use of violence in the face of right-wing speech on the basis that allowing such speech could lead to fascism—was not silenced anywhere in the United States. Meanwhile, many people who have never called for or defended any kind of violence have been subject to aggressive "no platforming" protests which have included substantial property damage, death threats, and physical assaults. Somehow the supposed "fascists" are generally allowing other perspectives to be heard while the "anti-fascists" are not only attempting to violently silence the most abhorrent voices but also thoughtful academics, journalists, and non-political commuters. We rarely hear this discussed in major media, and Antifa is frequently presented as not only well-intended, but actually heroic... vastly more people heard about Cesar Sayoc and the pipe-bomb scare than they did William Clyde Allen's ricin letters - although, again, both were targeted towards major political figures and both should have been treated as deadly assassination attempts until the ineffectiveness was confirmed... Only getting half the story makes it easy to blame your political opponents for everything that's going wrong in the world, but it's also a mistake. If Trump—for example—is to blame for people like Cesar Sayoc, Jr.'s failed bombing spree, is Bernie Sanders to blame for James Hodgkinson? Is Maxine Waters responsible for Farzad Fazeli? Is Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine, or Eric Holder the cause of arson and vandalism in Wyoming?... When mass media displays such a clear bias—and please make no mistake, whether fully intentional or not, that's exactly what this is—then the people who are on the losing end of that bias are not going to be happy. And since they're actually justified in their complaints, it's very easy for them to convince people who have less skin in the game that media isn't trustworthy as well. All this does is push people further to the extremes, which makes it easier for the biggest lunatics to find reasons to believe even crazier conspiracy theories and find reinforcement for their belief that violence is the appropriate response."

Elderly woman questioned by police as hate criminal after ‘beeping car horn at black driver’ - "Hate crime regulations forced police to quiz the pensioner under caution because the other driver reported it as one... The other driver was "taking ages" at a petrol station, so the woman, in her seventies, beeped her horn to get her to move, he revealed. Mr Stansfeld described the woman as a "pillar of society" and called for a review of current rules after the woman had to be questioned on suspicion of a hate crime... current laws mean detectives have to investigate anything that is “perceived” to be a hate crime, which could result in “huge injustices”... "It was an absolute classic. An elderly couple turned up at a petrol station and there was a woman who had filled up with petrol in front of them. "She was taking ages fiddling around and the lady who was driving, who was in her seventies, peeped on the horn and out flew an Afro-Caribbean lady who screamed abuse at them, went into the kiosk and reported it as a hate crime."

Diablo Immortal Gets Downvoted To Oblivion Causing SJWs And NPCs To Attack Gamers - "As is typical with today’s SJW-controlled media, the NPCs came out in full force against gamers. Attacking them, denigrating them, and proving that #GamerGate was right all along: game journalists are corrupt, anti-gamer scumbags."

Why Is the Fight for Free Speech Led by the Psychologists? - "1. The conclusions academics reach tend to rankle the right. There are exceptions. If your research draws on evolutionary psychology, focuses on innate behavioral differences, or touches any sort of psychometrics (e.g., IQ), the angry tide does not sweep in from the right. The wave these men and women fear crashes in from leftward side. Moreover, the sort of leftist opposition that the academic consensus on these topics face leaves little room for rational debate or compromise: controversies over psychometrics or evolutionary psychology are usually framed in terms of good and evil, not right and wrong. The scientists involved are to be conquered, not reasoned with...
3. behavioral scientists have not yet adopted the rhetorical techniques or methodology of inquiry of "critical theory." In contrast, see how these modes of inquiry have swallowed up the fields of anthropology and communications, and established creeping colonies in history, sociology, and area studies. Given the left-leaning sympathies of almost all in the profession, the threat that the same might happen to the study of human behavior is real...
Haidt et. al. are confident they can win the debate if they are allowed to debate. For the heterodox anthropologist or sociologist the game is already over: their discipline has already been conquered. For the economist, the threat is too remote to take seriously. Behavioral science exists in that rare in-between: methodologically, it has the tools to fight back against the excesses of the activist. Socially, it provides a compelling reason for its practitioners to use them."

Is it now a crime to be a twat? - "I cannot be the only person who finds the Metropolitan Police’s promise to investigate the Grenfell Tower bonfire video more chilling than the video itself... The fury over the Grenfell Tower video has been grimly fascinating. It has confirmed that virtue-signalling has now crossed the line from being the irritating pastime of time-rich tweeters keen to advertise their PC probity and has become an actual menace to the free society. Following an orgy of signalled virtue over this video, which included not just the usual suspects but also Theresa May, Sajid Javid, Diane Abbott and various police chiefs, the police clearly felt they had no choice but to investigate this back-garden idiocy. So now we have virtue-policing – policing designed not to crack an actual crime but to demonstrate the decency of the police. The police appear to have launched an investigation in order to make a political and moral point about both the wickedness of the video and the benevolence of the police. This is not what the police should be for. Unless you live in Iran, of course, where morality police are a thing"

Cooking with cum - Natural Harvest & Semenology | Natural Harvest - A Collection of Semen-Based Recipes & Semenology - The Semen Bartender's Handbook - "This is the ultimate handbook for mixologists looking for ingredients that go beyond exotic fruit juices and rare spirits. Driven by a commitment and passion for the freshly harvested ingredient, Semenology pushes the limits of classic bartending. Semen is often freshly available behind most bar counters and adds a personal touch to any cocktail. The connoisseur will appreciate learning how to mix selected spirits to enhance the delicate flavors of prostate milk. The book provides useful tips that cover every detail of Semenology, from mixing and presentation to harvesting and storage advice...
Semen is not only nutritious, but it also has a wonderful texture and amazing cooking properties. Like fine wine and cheeses, the taste of semen is complex and dynamic. Semen is inexpensive to produce and is commonly available in many, if not most, homes and restaurants. Despite all of these positive qualities, semen remains neglected as a food. This book hopes to change that. Once you overcome any initial hesitation, you will be surprised to learn how wonderful semen is in the kitchen. Semen is an exciting ingredient that can give every dish you make an interesting twist. If you are a passionate cook and are not afraid to experiment with new ingredients – you will love this cookbook!"

Women are colder than men for very real reasons - "The biggest factor in the different perceptions of temperature between men and women is that women are, in fact, just warmer to begin with. A study done by the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1992 looked at core body temperatures of both men and women. Their results found that though both men and women had core temperatures that varied throughout the day, women's core temps were, on average, slightly higher than men... though women's core body temperatures were higher on average, their hands were consistently colder. And it wasn't a subtle change — the study found women's hands to be about three degrees cooler than men's... Men naturally have higher metabolic rates than women — a fact that has been annoying women for ages. But that doesn't just mean they have an easier time controlling their waistlines. The fact that the metabolism of most men runs at about 23 percent higher than women's also means women tend to be a lot colder than men... men have more muscle and less fat than women. Since muscle is better at generating heat, this gives men an advantage when it comes to keeping warm in cool temps... men are larger than women, both in height and weight. Since women tend to be smaller, they usually have a larger surface area to volume ratio, meaning more heat is lost at a faster speed... women's body temperatures tend to fluctuate throughout their menstrual cycles due to rising and falling hormone levels"

Before They Were Stars: Jodie Foster in a Batshit Scary McDonald’s Commercial - "This is a very old and very creepy McDonald’s commercial that Jodie Foster appeared in when she was only nine years old, but that’s not the most notable thing about it. In this ad, young Jodie is upset because there are no drinks available at McDonald’s since the evil Grimace stole all the cups. That’s right, they literally refer to him as the “evil” Grimace! Turns out the big purple guy actually started out as a villain in the McDonaldland universe before becoming one of Ronald McDonald’s buddies."

Canberra woman admits to falsifying rape claim that saw her former partner jailed - "A Canberra woman who accused her former partner of rape nearly five years ago has admitted she made up the claim, which saw him spend months behind bars... Parkinson later admitted she staged the scene to make it more convincing, upturning a peg basket, planting a condom wrapper at the side of the house, inflicting injuries on herself and pretending to have lost her memory."

MIT Professor Reveals Bots Helped Hillary Clinton More Than Trump - "Tauhid Zaman, an associate professor of operations management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, revealed that “Trump bots were far less effective at shifting people’s opinions than the smaller proportion of bots backing Hillary Clinton.”... In 2015, an audit of Clinton’s Twitter account from the Washington Examiner revealed that she had the most fake followers out of all of the 2016 presidential election candidates"

Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts over trademark as boys welcome girls - "The Girl Scouts of the United States of America filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday, after the Boy Scouts decided to drop “Boy” from its namesake program and start welcoming older girls"
Meanwhile, if they'd continued to be called Boy Scouts, someone would've sued them for a sexist name. You can't win
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