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They want to investigate if the corone was an accidental lab leak https://science.sciencemag.org/content/372/6543/694.1

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why is America so racist?
« on: May 13, 2021, 12:03:27 PM »
In general, I think most US Americans don't know much about S. Americans. I mean, we know some of the history but not much of the culture (besides the obvious things like Carnival in Rio). My grandparents and my father lived in Venezuela, Columbia, and Argentina way before I was born, but other than knowing they speak Spanish, I didn't really learn anything about those countries from them.

I don't think I'd classify lack of knowledge as racism, though.

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The Lounge / Re: What am i like IRL?
« on: May 13, 2021, 10:04:44 AM »
FE4 has gone to live in the country :'(

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why is America so racist?
« on: May 13, 2021, 09:42:54 AM »
I think because most of the Latinos in the US tend to come from Mexico, that is who is most associated with being Latino (especially in the western US).  Florida has many Cuban, Puerto Rican, and even pockets of Dominican Republic immigrants, so our view of who is Latino is broader.

I know that in every place in the world people are prejudiced against some other group. The title of the thread made me think you meant the United States ("America" usually means us). I do know that groups of Latinos are prejudiced against other groups of Latinos. Heck, I had Mexican neighbors, and the husband was proud of being more Spanish than his wife, it was weird.

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Darkside has apologized for the inconvenience, they only wanted the money! 

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why is America so racist?
« on: May 13, 2021, 09:13:52 AM »
You know that's now how Native Americans think of themselves, right? They don't think you have to be 100% pure NA to be NA. Everyone is of mixed ancestry.

I don't know where you get your stereotypes from, but here we know Latin America includes many of the Caribbean islands, Mexico, Central America, and South America.
In many places in South America, there is and there has been a significant distinction between mestizos and natives, both in their way of life and the way they have been treated by states and society. In some countries mestizos and indigenous were separate castes codified into law, so it's not the same at all.

I didn't say people only think about Mexicans in particular. There is many mestizos in other countries too. The thing that many, many people especially don't realize is that many Latinos are just white.

TBH, you're the only person I've ever seen refer to Latinos as mestizos, so this is all very confusing. Latin America just refers to a region, not the races of the people who live there.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Publisher or Platform?
« on: May 13, 2021, 09:10:08 AM »
Now Canada is going to try to reclassify Youtube as a broadcaster https://parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/43-2/bill/C-10/first-reading
Can you point out where in that document it describes that?  I don't have the time to do a deep dive on it right now, but a quick review showed them excluding people posting on social media sites from being labeled as a broadcasting undertaking.

From what I can understand, the social media companies will be considered broadcasters, but the individual users won't.

Maybe this will help https://www.michaelgeist.ca/2021/04/freedom-of-expression-under-attack-the-liberal-government-moves-to-have-the-crtc-regulate-all-user-generated-content/  I think section 4.1 has been removed, which I think was like our 230. This article says section 4.1 was removed https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2021/05/12/will-bill-c-10-impact-what-i-can-post-online-heres-what-you-need-to-know.html


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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Publisher or Platform?
« on: May 12, 2021, 06:49:36 PM »
Now Canada is going to try to reclassify Youtube as a broadcaster https://parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/43-2/bill/C-10/first-reading

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They should go back to analog!

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Air-gapping would at least make it more difficult. There is nothing 100% secure.

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The pipeline is back in operation, but I wonder how long it will take to catch up. People were panic buying gas all over Florida, and we don't even depend on the pipeline.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why is America so racist?
« on: May 12, 2021, 03:33:15 PM »
You know that's now how Native Americans think of themselves, right? They don't think you have to be 100% pure NA to be NA. Everyone is of mixed ancestry.

I don't know where you get your stereotypes from, but here we know Latin America includes many of the Caribbean islands, Mexico, Central America, and South America.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack
« on: May 12, 2021, 11:51:43 AM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/10/business/colonial-pipeline-ransomware.html

Archive https://archive.is/MGLUD  (if you want to see the map of the pipeline and can't get past the paywall)

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HOUSTON — The ransomware attack that forced the shutdown of a vital pipeline delivering fuel from the Gulf Coast to the Northeastern United States has caused panic among motorists as thousands of fueling stations have run out of fuel.

The crisis may last only a few days, as most energy experts predict, but it has revealed a disturbing truth: The attack, which the Federal Bureau of Investigation said was carried out by an organized crime group called DarkSide, has highlighted the vulnerability of the American energy system. And the energy the country takes for granted — especially now that it is a major exporter of oil and natural gas — is vulnerable to an attack by a criminal group or hostile country.

While the operator of the Colonial Pipeline has said it hopes to re-establish full service by the end of the week, every day that goes by without fuel will raise gasoline and diesel prices and even threaten the curtailment of air travel.


There are stations all across the east out of fuel, or nearly out of fuel. The one down the road from here has bags on most of their pumps now. My brother's gf works for a fuel distribution company and they are slammed trying to deliver gas all over the state.

Should critical infrastructure be accessible from the internet? 

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The thing about him not wanting fat secret service agents was also in that Guardian article. I guess it's going to be in the book.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why is America so racist?
« on: May 12, 2021, 11:01:22 AM »
What's the difference between a Latinx and a native American?

The stereotypical latino isn't even native, they are mestizos. At least that's what most (but far from all) Mexicans are, which has led Americans to believe that all latinos are mestizos. A mestizo is someone of mixed European (mainly Spanish) and native ancestry. There's also "latinos" who are native, and "latinos" who are of African ancestry, or mixed African and native/African and European, or entirely European. For instance, most people in Uruguay are white.

This is completely wrong. Americans do not believe all Latinos are mestizos. Also, what do you mean by "isn't even native"?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Qanon Conspiracy
« on: May 12, 2021, 10:41:48 AM »
Is Lauren Boebert qanon? She is blaming Biden for the Chick-fil-A sauce shortage. (hopefully she was just being funny, but you never know!) https://twitter.com/laurenboebert/status/1392518888362061829?s=20

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/11/trump-family-members-secret-service

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In her new book, she writes that Secret Service agents reported that Vanessa Trump, the wife of the president’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr, “started dating one of the agents who had been assigned to her family”.

Vanessa Trump filed for an uncontested divorce in March 2018. Leonnig reports that the agent concerned did not face disciplinary action as neither he nor the agency were official guardians of Vanessa Trump at that point.

Leonnig also writes that Tiffany Trump, Donald Trump’s daughter with his second wife, Marla Maples, broke up with a boyfriend and “began spending an unusual amount of time alone with a Secret Service agent on her detail”.

Secret Service leaders, the book says, “became concerned at how close Tiffany appeared to be getting to the tall, dark and handsome agent”.

Agents are prohibited from forming personal relationships with those they protect, out of concern that such feelings could cloud their judgment.

Both Tiffany Trump and the agent said nothing untoward was happening, Leonnig writes, and pointed out the nature of the agent’s job meant spending time alone with his charge. The agent was subsequently reassigned.

A junky horse is a great distraction from the story about his daughter and daughter in law hooking up with secret service agents!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why is America so racist?
« on: May 11, 2021, 07:32:35 AM »
What's the difference between a Latinx and a native American?

It depends! Many Latinos are Native Americans, but also many of them have Spanish and/or African ancestry. 

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why is America so racist?
« on: May 10, 2021, 03:34:54 PM »
Now we see them as "latinx" and they love it so much.

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The Lounge / Re: I have an odd situation at work.
« on: May 10, 2021, 11:46:12 AM »
You could make them read all the CRT books, and occasionally tell them to "do the work".

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The Lounge / Re: I have an odd situation at work.
« on: May 10, 2021, 11:38:20 AM »
The best job would be managing the managers.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Are you still really YOU?
« on: May 10, 2021, 09:28:16 AM »
Here's a fun thing to try. If you were active on a forum 15-20 years ago and still have access to it (some of you old timers here can look at your earliest posts), read the things you wrote

Do you remember writing it? Sounding like it? When I was into cars ages ago I was a member of a forum that is still around but close to death from inactivity and just for shits I looked at my posts and inbox and the knowledge I had and the style I wrote.... WTF? Totally not me today!

Go back and read them. You will cringe!  >:D

How cringe do you think the willie measuring thread will be 20yrs from now?

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https://www.boomlive.in/coronavirus-outbreak/mucormycosis-the-black-fungus-affecting-covid-19-patients-13090

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Mucormycosis: The Black Fungus Affecting COVID-19 Patients Mucormycosis is a serious but rare fungal infection that is occurring as a post-Covid-19 complication.

The increasing number of mucormycosis cases- a fungal infection, colloquially "black fungus"- among patients recovering from COVID-19 is being detected in some states. The Indian Council of Medical Research has issued an advisory after Dr. VK Paul, member NITI Aayog mentioned about the existence of the rare, fungal infection. However, Dr Paul said that it is very uncommon among patients who do not have diabetes. He asked the people to control their sugar levels to prevent this disease. He said that the cases are being studied, assuring that it is not a big outbreak.

Well that's just fucking super.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Are you still really YOU?
« on: May 09, 2021, 03:42:34 PM »
The internet was a lot more fun 15 years ago.

I am still a member of a forum I joined in 2006, the one I joined in 2005 doesn't exist anymore so I can't look back any farther.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Another mass shooting...
« on: May 09, 2021, 03:41:10 PM »
https://apnews.com/article/co-state-wire-colorado-springs-colorado-shootings-17954f1d457aa4c68d461535457fb235

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a birthday party in Colorado, slaying six adults before killing himself Sunday, police said.

The shooting happened just after midnight in a mobile home park on the east side of Colorado Springs, police said.

Officers arrived at a trailer to find six dead adults and a man with serious injuries who died later at a hospital, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported.

The suspected shooter was the boyfriend of a female victim at the party attended by friends, family and children. He walked inside and opened fire before shooting himself, police said. Children at the attack weren’t hurt and were placed with relatives.

I bet some red flags were ignored.

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https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/melinda-gates-concerns-bills-possible-ties-jeffrey-epstein

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Melinda Gates was supposedly concerned with her soon-to-be ex-husband Bill Gates’ relationship with disgraced financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in the years leading up to their high-profile divorce last week, according to a Sunday report.

People familiar with the couple’s divorce proceedings and a former employee of their charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, told The Wall Street Journal that Melinda’s concerns about Epstein went back as far as 2013.

Too bad Epstein didn't live long enough to get the Gates vaccine!

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: SHOULD I BUY BITCOINS?
« on: May 09, 2021, 08:35:41 AM »
Oh no, he talked about doge and it went down! lol

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The Lounge / Re: Tawny Kitaen
« on: May 08, 2021, 12:17:03 PM »


This is what she had to do with Whitesnake.

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Flat Earth General / Re: Why would the sun be round?
« on: May 07, 2021, 03:04:02 PM »
The Flat Earth Society does not recommend staring at the sun.

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