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Walmart Karen works for Kaiser Permanente. She racially profiled another customer and abused him, she thought she'd get away with it but twittersphere worked out that she was wearing a KP t-shirt.

Now KP are on the case. KP is a large US healthcare company so likely wanting to protect their image.

https://meaww.com/liz-de-la-torres-netizens-identify-walmart-karen-wore-employer-kaiser-permanente-tshirt-investigate

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https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/winston-churchill-s-painting-of-marrakech-given-to-president-roosevelt-and-being-sold-by-angelina-jolie-sells-for-record-gbp8-2m

 

1st March 2021

 

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Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque (1943)—the only painting done by Churchill during the Second World War and which he gave to US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943 —sold for a record £7m (£8.2m with fees) at Christie's Modern British art evening sale.

 

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General Amir Ali Hajizadeh

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In recent weeks, one Iranian name has been on the lips of Israeli military officials: General Amir Ali Hajizadeh.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Commander has been held personally responsible for Tehran’s growing drone capabilities and its attacks on a number of Israeli-linked ships - most recently the Mercer Street tanker in the Gulf of Oman.

Some Israeli security officials, analysts, and observers even believe Hajizadeh to be the “new Qassem Soleimani”, a Revolutionary Guard general shaping Iranian policy and enjoying the ear and trust of Iran’s supreme leader.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/iran-drone-mastermind-hajizadeh-known-new-soleimani

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TV rots your brain - proof

 

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Now, sadly, science has trundled along to back it up. According to Dr Ryan Dougherty, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, the more television you watch in middle age, the lower your volume in grey matter. Examining the viewing habits of 599 American adults between 1990 and 2011, Dougherty found that those who watched an above average amount of television showed reduced volume in their frontal cortex and entorhinal cortex. Basically, your mum was right: TV really does rot your brain.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/sep/13/the-proof-is-in-tv-really-does-rot-your-brain

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The fate of Afghan translators - Algerian parallels?

 

If you think that those Afghans who helped the American occupiers in Afghanistan have had it bad, spare a thought for the 'harkis'. These are Algerians who helped the French in their brutal occupation of Algeria.

Tens of thousands were killed by fellow Algerians after independence since France would not let them emigrate to France. Those that did have not been treated well. Today Macron has announced some help for them.

There's more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harki

 

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Less discussed aspects of German genocide in the 20th century

 

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WINDHOEK, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Around 300 protesters stormed Namibia's parliament on Tuesday, as the National Assembly was due to vote on a $1 billion compensation offer from Germany to atone for its 1904-1908 genocide against the Herero and Nama people.

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/hundreds-storm-namibia-parliament-ahead-german-genocide-deal-vote-2021-09-21/?taid=614a11e9ad296e0001f947ee&utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

 

I've been reading the following book:

Davis, Christian. Colonialism, Antisemitism, and Germans of Jewish Descent in Imperial Germany, University of Michigan Press, 2012.

It has some interesting detail about German genocide of the Herero and Nama people. The argument presented in the book is that this genocide paved the way for Germans to commit genocide on a much larger scale during World War II. One of the issues the book explores is the role of Germans of Jewish descent in the German colonial enterprise, some of whom, ironically, found support amongst anti-semites of their time. One such person was Berhard Dernberg who became colonial director in 1906.

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As Germany’s chief colonial administrator, however, Dernburg helped create and enforce colonial racial states that despite his own rejection of the Herrenvolk mentality of colonial radicals— perpetuated, validated, and reified the same type of racial thinking that infused the worldview of many dedicated antisemites.

 

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What is or isn't a woman?

The UK is having a debate about what a woman is. The argument is getting very heated, ministers and opposition leaders are involved.

 

This is from the Secretary of State for Health:

 

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Propaganda (historical) in Indonesia

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Recently declassified Foreign Office documents show that British propagandists secretly incited anti-communists, including army generals, to eliminate the PKI. The campaign of apparently spontaneous mass murder, now known to have been orchestrated by the Indonesian army, was later described by the CIA as one of the worst mass murders of the century.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/17/revealed-how-uk-spies-incited-mass-of-indonesias-communists

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UK's Office National Statistics releases popular baby names over the last year

Muhammad outside the top 10, but if you include variant spellings, it goes up much higher.

 

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35 minutes ago, starlight said:

Colin Powell dead. Time to pay for all those dead Iraqis.

Alhamdulillah, I’m so happy. Let’s pray for our Iraqi siblings who lose their life because of that satan.

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Double jabbed Colin Powell dead.  In 2003,  Powell lied to the United Nations Security Council claiming there was WMD in Iraq. 

The Bush Administration relied on Powell to make the case for war.  They used him so the American people would trust him and find him credible.

Another warmonger bites the dust.

L3natul Allah 3la Powell.

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Tide theft is a thing

 

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Tide has become a hot commodity among thieves at supermarkets and drugstores in at least some parts of the country.

For a variety of reasons, the detergent in the familiar flame-orange bottle is well-suited for resale on the black market: Everybody needs laundry detergent, and Tide is the nation's most popular brand. It's expensive, selling for up to $20 for a large bottle at stores. And it doesn't spoil.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/thieves-rolling-tide-detergent-out-of-stores-across-u-s/

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On 10/18/2021 at 3:57 PM, Haji 2003 said:

Some comments from Financial Times readers:

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Powell should be a cautionary tale for all of us. He had a life full of achievements (First African American Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, First African American Secretary of State, etc), but what he will be remembered for (and you can quote me on this) is not any of that, it will be his speech at the U.N. where he told those lies and got the U.S involved in the Iraq War. Were it not for that speech, which rested almost totally on his credibility as a distinguished military person, I highly doubt the U.S. would have got the backing they needed from the International Community in order to do that war. The result of that speech was that the U.S. went to a useless war, spent billions of dollars, hundreds of thousands dead, and accomplished nothing, and withdrew in defeat, and WMDs were never found. He allowed himself to be used as the instrument of the Taghut, and lost everything. 

So what should be imprinted on his tombstone is this 'Liar, Liar, pants on fire'(probably literally at this point). that's it. 

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OK, well this came as news to me. The NYTimes is behind a paywall. But if you hit reader view (on a Mac) you can see the whole article. There's likely a PC equivalent. Not sure about the Islamic ethics of this however, so use with caution.

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On 10/18/2021 at 9:29 PM, Laayla said:

Powell lied to the United Nations Security Council claiming there was WMD in Iraq.

 

On 10/21/2021 at 6:50 PM, Abu Hadi said:

and WMDs were never found. He allowed himself to be used as the instrument of the Taghut, and lost everything. 

So what should be imprinted on his tombstone is this 'Liar, Liar, pants on fire'(probably literally at this point). that's it. 

Salam , It's been a fact which cursed Saddam has stockpiled  WMD in Iraq during  his war with Iran which WMD weapons  & poisonous & nervous  chemical gas have been provided for him by all  countries  especially Soviet  Union & Germany & America even French government  has offered providing at least one Nuke bomb for him in final year of Saddam-Iran war after taking back of Khoramshahr by Iran for turning back of losing war in favor of Saddam (la) which after his unsuccessful  attack to Kuwait , he secretly destroyed or returned WMD weapons to his allies in exchange  of remaining  in power nevertheless  his polcy has not been successful  which after 911 attacks people likewise Collin Powell have propogated this propaganda  of existence  of WMD in Iraq although  they have been sure that remaining  WMD in hands of Saddam has been used against  Shias of Iraq while all MSM have turned a blind eye on him but after 911 they focused on few out of service WMD weapons & previously  emptied Chemical resevers for getting rid of cursed Saddam (la) for initiating  their new procedure of "new middle east project" against  Iran & in favor of Israel .

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Women in the workplace

Vardags is a well known firm of lawyers. There is a piece about them in the FT today:

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A 2019 leaked internal email detailed her dress code directive (female staff were advised they could look “discreetly sexy” but never “tarty”).

https://www.ft.com/content/8f6ea5a6-eed0-477c-9249-9a6470ca5096

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Karachi property?

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What starts in Miami will go global. About 40 per cent of humanity lives within 100km of a coast, and many coastal cities share Miami’s social structure: rich neighbourhoods on the beach, poor ones inland. Think of Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles or Cape Town. As seas rise, the most expensive places are at the highest risk.

https://www.ft.com/content/221c437a-c8a3-4928-8de7-c81354811263

The rich people living in Defence could have a problem ...

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When rape isn't rape

 

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The late Hollywood actress Natalie Wood was sexually assaulted as a teenager by the actor Kirk Douglas, a new book has claimed.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-59170667

 

Curious how MSM tries to save the blushes of famous people. Sexual assault? He raped her.

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Afghan (culturally appropriate) introduction to Thanksgiving

 

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Asghary, a former translator and interpreter for the US military in Afghanistan, came to the United States on a special immigrant visa in September 2020. Thursday was the first time they had been invited by an American household to experience a Thanksgiving meal. Their host, Kiki Nagy, volunteers for Miry's List, a Southern California-based group that helps refugee families settle in the U.S. 

Nagy made a big turkey, cranberry sauce, potatoes and spinach. But she also prepared a halal lamb to make sure the Asghary family could have something familiar to eat. Asghary said his daughter, especially, liked all the food.

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/27/us/thanksgiving-afghan-refugee-family-los-angeles/index.html

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Boebert's Islamophobia

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"So the other night on the House floor was not my first jihad squad moment," Boebert told a crowd. "I was getting into an elevator with one of my staffers and he and I were leaving the Capitol, we're going back to my office and we get in the elevator and I see a Capitol Police officer running hurriedly to the elevator. I see fret all over his face. And he's reaching. The door is shutting. I can't open it." 

"What's happening? I look to my left and there she is, Ilhan Omar, and I said, 'Well she doesn't have a backpack, we should be fine,'" Boebert continued. "So we only had one floor to go and I say, do I say it or do I not? And I look over and I say, 'Look, the jihad squad decided to show up for work today.' Don't worry, it's just her staffers on Twitter that talk for her. She's not tough in person."

 

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/26/politics/lauren-boebert-ilhan-omar-anti-muslim-comments/index.html

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Allegra Stratton's 'victim blaming'

This lady was Boris Johnsons press aide and had to resign after she was recorded making light of lockdowns and rule-breaking in the Prime Minister's office.

The left was not too impressed by her interview sometime ago, when she appeared to pick on someone claiming state aid for housing:

 

 

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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan hosted Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the first-ever public meeting between the United Arab Emirates’ de facto ruler and an Israeli leader.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/13/israeli-pm-naftali-bennett-meets-crown-prince-on-first-uae-visit

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