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"Critical Race Theory, sees racism in everything. ... ‘the question is not “did racism take place?” but instead “how did racism manifest in this situation?”’ In other words, all situations contain racism, and it is up to the anti-racist activist to uncover it. To do anything else is described as — you guessed it — being a ‘racist’ by upholding ‘racism’.

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Freakonomics: Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 2: Digital) (Ep. 441)

Google and Facebook are worth a combined $2 trillion, with the vast majority of their revenue coming from advertising. In our previous episode, we learned that TV advertising is much less effective than the industry says. Is digital any better? Some say yes, some say no — and some say we’re in a full-blown digital-ad bubble. ...

#advertising #adtech #google #facebook #ItsABubble

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Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, known as the father of Iran's nuclear weapons program, was assassinated today in a town east of the Iranian capital Tehran.

(Apologies for the delay)


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**Coronavirus: Germany announces tightening of restrictions until Christmas**

"German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced Christmas plans under coronavirus restrictions. What will Germans be allowed to do during the holidays?"

#news #bot

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Nov 25—Tehran,
Long line for poultry.

Remember the $152 billion in credit & cash that the Obama admin allowed Iran's regime to access?

That money funded terrorists & nuclear/ballistic missile programs.

Not a dime was spent on the people.

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Despite 's “severe restrictions” plan or “smart lockdown” imposed on hundreds of cities, head of the capital Tehran's Task Force, said the required & desired rhythm in controlling the pandemic has not yet been achieved.

Amazon Web Services outage is affecting major sites and apps

Amazon Web Services (AWS), which powers a huge number of internet services, is in the midst of an outage in one of its regions.

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Amazon is undergoing trauma

Many portions of its system are FUBAR

The ring system no ringing

The processing orders and payment on the seller side impacted.

"According to the parasitic stress theory ... societies with a high prevalence of diseases are more supportive of authoritarian policies. This is unsurprising because to prevent transmissions experts often recommend limiting movement. Due to fear, citizens would have a vested interest in promoting policies claiming to lower infections. Likewise, the aversion to contracting covid-19 has forced many to advocate hysterical policies."

"... there are two economies in America, and there's very little commonality in the two economies.

70% of America's economy is generated in fewer that 500 counties; the other 2,500 counties are left with the remaining 30%. The nation's productive capital is even more concentrated in a few hands and regions, and since income and political power flow to capital, the financial disparity / inequality far exceed the 70/30 split depicted in this political map."

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Iranian teachers are constantly having to protest over their poor living conditions, which are caused by low and unpaid salaries, which means they are denied the basic dignity they should be afforded.

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**Hong Kong: Joshua Wong remains defiant in face of potential five years in prison**

"Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong told DW that defying "the greatest human rights abuser is essential" ahead of his trial next week. He faces up to five years in prison for his role in pro-democracy protests."

#news #bot

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They need to make better fitting masks already. They're gonna be a part of our fashion for the next 5 years, let's make them useful too.
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It seems that you can summarize all the current trends in large corporate computer companies as follows

Apple want to turn every device you (sorry they) own into an ipad Microsoft want to turn every device you own into an xbox Google want to turn every device you own into a dumb web browser (Stadia, ChromeOS etc)

-- Alan Cox

Coronavirus vaccines: What we know so far
"Many questions, however, remain unanswered. It is unclear, for instance, how effective these vaccines are, and how they affect individuals of different ages and those with pre-existing medical conditions. Little is known about whether the vaccines lead to long-term immunity, or if they can prevent severe, or indeed asymptomatic COVID-19 infections."

Vaccines--Too Little, Too Late?
"The vaccines are too little, too late: too little is known about their mass effectiveness and eventual side effects, and it's too late to affect the current advance of the virus, the long-term consequences of those with post-Covid conditions or reverse time to the era before behaviors changed. "

“What is the one thing that brings Republicans and Democrats together?” [Sen Rand] Paul asked reporters. “War—they love it. The more, the better. Forever war, perpetual war.”

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@HectorHeathcote @Sternrage

So that would be 63% of the precincts in the state have too many votes? 😳

@realDonaldTrump: "The Great State of Michigan, with votes being far greater than the number of people who voted, cannot certify the election. The Democrats cheated big time, and got caught. A Republican WIN!"

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