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sleepyowlet: silverscreenx: sleepyowlet: antifaintl: Reminder. To all the absolute walnuts in the notes: No, sitting down to talk with a Nazi if you don鈥檛 know they鈥檙e a Nazi doesn鈥檛 make you a Nazi. Neither is trying to talk one out of their mindset. I鈥檓 not sure if you鈥檙e genuinely confused about this or just sea-lioning, but on the off-chance you鈥檙e sincere: The quote is about people being complacent and accepting of Nazis in social settings, much in the same way that rapists feel validated by rape jokes. It鈥檚 about denying Nazis social validation and acceptance, which is a good and necessary thing. It鈥檚 about putting up a stink at family gatherings by refusing to share a meal with uncle Harry after he makes a joke about聽鈥渟ome people鈥 needing to be gassed. It鈥檚 about standing up to members of your social group spouting antisemitic or racist shit. It鈥檚 about challenging them. And yes, trying to talk them out of it is a valid way to do that. But if you can鈥檛, cut ties. It means that if you are complacent, you are part of the problem. So we鈥檙e supposed to give them a victim mentality that will sooner or later evolve into a revenge fantasy and culminate in actual revenge and criminal behavior? You really don鈥檛 understand that all this 鈥減unch Nazis鈥 jargon does is making evil grow in hiding, until it鈥檚 strong enough to fight back? And it鈥檚 not even a saying here. The good Doctor just made up some ideological bullshit. Don鈥檛 try to add nuance to a blanket statement after the fact. Hello. Hi. East German here. We actually do say that. And鈥ou are aware that they already are violent? That they kill people as is? Remember the Zwickauer Terrortrio? Punching them doesn鈥檛 make them worse than they already are - Nazis are always violent because their very ideology already is violence. But you know what punching them achieves? It makes them afraid. It makes it so that they don鈥檛 dare to try to climb on the herring barrel and shout shit at crowds. It makes it harder for them to recruit followers openly. Punching Nazis and openly ridiculing and shaming them makes sure their bullshit doesn鈥檛 get normalised, aka suitable for polite conversation which, as I said, the quote is about. Make Nazis afraid again. : Dr. Jens Foell Following @fMRI guy Replying to @Trancewith Me As we say in Germany, if there's a Nazi at the table and 10 other people sitting there talking to him, you got a table with 11 Nazis. 7:18 PM-13 Feb 2018 2,004 Retweets 5,180 Likes sleepyowlet: silverscreenx: sleepyowlet: antifaintl: Reminder. To all the absolute walnuts in the notes: No, sitting down to talk with a Nazi if you don鈥檛 know they鈥檙e a Nazi doesn鈥檛 make you a Nazi. Neither is trying to talk one out of their mindset. I鈥檓 not sure if you鈥檙e genuinely confused about this or just sea-lioning, but on the off-chance you鈥檙e sincere: The quote is about people being complacent and accepting of Nazis in social settings, much in the same way that rapists feel validated by rape jokes. It鈥檚 about denying Nazis social validation and acceptance, which is a good and necessary thing. It鈥檚 about putting up a stink at family gatherings by refusing to share a meal with uncle Harry after he makes a joke about聽鈥渟ome people鈥 needing to be gassed. It鈥檚 about standing up to members of your social group spouting antisemitic or racist shit. It鈥檚 about challenging them. And yes, trying to talk them out of it is a valid way to do that. But if you can鈥檛, cut ties. It means that if you are complacent, you are part of the problem. So we鈥檙e supposed to give them a victim mentality that will sooner or later evolve into a revenge fantasy and culminate in actual revenge and criminal behavior? You really don鈥檛 understand that all this 鈥減unch Nazis鈥 jargon does is making evil grow in hiding, until it鈥檚 strong enough to fight back? And it鈥檚 not even a saying here. The good Doctor just made up some ideological bullshit. Don鈥檛 try to add nuance to a blanket statement after the fact. Hello. Hi. East German here. We actually do say that. And鈥ou are aware that they already are violent? That they kill people as is? Remember the Zwickauer Terrortrio? Punching them doesn鈥檛 make them worse than they already are - Nazis are always violent because their very ideology already is violence. But you know what punching them achieves? It makes them afraid. It makes it so that they don鈥檛 dare to try to climb on the herring barrel and shout shit at crowds. It makes it harder for them to recruit followers openly. Punching Nazis and openly ridiculing and shaming them makes sure their bullshit doesn鈥檛 get normalised, aka suitable for polite conversation which, as I said, the quote is about. Make Nazis afraid again.
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wetwareproblem: wrangletangle: zoe2213414: eabevella: naryrising: You can read the post here聽for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what this entails from my POV, on the Support team.聽 Somewhere between 录 to 1/3 of all our tickets last month were in Chinese (somewhere upwards of 300 out of 1200 or so), almost all from users just setting up their accounts or trying to find out how to get an invitation.聽 A lot of the tickets are what I鈥檇 characterize as聽鈥渋ntro鈥 tickets - they say hi, list favourite fandoms or pairings, or provide samples of fic they鈥檝e written. Although this isn鈥檛 necessary on AO3, this is not uncommon in Chinese fandom sites that you have to prove your credentials to get in (in fact it wasn鈥檛 uncommon in English-language fandom sites 15-20 years ago).聽 We respond to all of these tickets, even the ones that just say hi.聽 We check whether the user has managed to receive their invite or get their account sent up, and if they haven鈥檛, we help them do so.聽 This means taking every single ticket through our Chinese translation team twice, once so we make sure we understand the initial ticket, and then again to translate our reply.聽 This is a challenging process, although we鈥檝e found ways to streamline it and can normally get a reply out pretty quickly (like within a few days).聽 We do it because this is part of why AO3 exists in the first place - to provide a safe haven where users can post their works without worrying about censorship or sudden crackdowns on certain kinds of content.聽 We do it because this is important, and helping these users get their accounts and be able to share their works safely is why we鈥檙e here.聽 We hope that we鈥檒l be able to help as many of them as possible.聽聽 There have been a few (thankfully few, that I鈥檝e seen) complaints about these new AO3 users not always knowing how things work - what language to tag with, or what fandom tags to use, for instance.聽 To this I would say: 1. Have patience and be considerate.聽 They are coming to a new site that they aren鈥檛 familiar with, and using it in a language they may not be expert in, and it might take a while to learn the ropes.聽 You can filter out works tagged in Chinese if you don鈥檛 want to see them.聽 Or just scroll past.聽聽 2. You can report works tagged with the wrong language or the wrong fandom to our Policy and Abuse team using the link at the bottom of any page.聽 This will not cause the authors to聽鈥済et in trouble鈥 (a concern I鈥檝e heard before, as people are reluctant to report for these reasons).聽 It means the Policy and Abuse team will contact them to ask them to change the language/fandom tag, and if the creator doesn鈥檛, they can edit it directly.聽 If you remember Strikethrough or the FF.net porn ban or similar purges, please keep them in mind and consider that these users are going through something similar or potentially worse.聽 This is why AO3 exists.聽 We are doing our best to try and help make the transition smooth.聽聽 I am a Taiwanese and I鈥檇 like to put some context behind the recent influx of China based AO3 users. China is tightening their freedom of speech in recent years after Xi has became the chairman (he even canceled the 10 years long term of service of chairman, meaning he can stay as the leader of China as long as he lives鈥揾e has became a dictator). They censor words that are deemed 鈥渟ensitive鈥, you can鈥檛 type anything to criticize the chinise government. Big social media platform won鈥檛 even post the posts containing sensitive words. You don鈥檛 have the freedom of publish books without the books being approved by the government either. To disguise this whole Ninety Eighty-Four nightmare, they started to pick on the easy target: the women and the minorities (China is getting more and more misogynistic as a result of the government trying to control their male population through encouraging them to control the female population through 鈥渃hinese tradition family value鈥 but that鈥檚 another story). Last year, the chinese government arrested a woman who is a famous yaoi/BL novel writer named 澶╀竴 and sentenced her 10 years in jail for 鈥渟elling obscene publications鈥 and 鈥渋llegal publication鈥 (she鈥檚 not the only BL writer who got arrested. Meanwhile, multiple cases where men raped women only get about 2 years of jail time in China). It鈥檚 a warning to anyone who want to publish anything that鈥檚 鈥渘ot approved鈥 by the government that they can literally ruin you.聽 Just recently the chinese government 鈥渃ontacted鈥 website owners of one of their largest romance/yaoi/slash fiction sites 鏅夋睙 and announced that for now on, for the sake of a Clean Society, they can鈥檛 write anything that鈥檚 slightly 鈥渙bscene鈥. No sex scene, no sexual interaction, they can鈥檛 even write any bodily interaction below neck (I鈥檓 not kidding here). But that鈥檚 not their actual goal. They also listed other restriction such as: can鈥檛 write anything that鈥檚 about the government, the military, the police, 鈥渟ensitive history鈥, 鈥渞ace problems鈥, which is鈥 you basically can鈥檛 write anything that might be used as a tool to criticize the government (as many novels did). This recent development really hurt the chinese fanfic writers. They can鈥檛 write anything without the fear of being put on the guillotine by the government to show their control. Most of them don鈥檛 even think that deep politically, they just want to write slash fictions. But there are no platform safe in China, that鈥檚 why the sudden influx of chinese users to AO3. I bet it won鈥檛 be long before AO3 got banned in China, but until then, be a little bit patient to them. As much as I hate the chinese government, I pity their people. I鈥檓 crying so loud鈥s a Chinese, you don鈥檛 know how your kindness meant to us. When I鈥檓 young, I read 1984, and I thought this story is so unrealistic, but now, it鈥檚 getting tougher and tougher for fanfic and the writer in China. Thank you ao3. Thank you for the people who care about Chinese people. (hope I didn鈥檛 spell anything wrong) The OTW鈥檚 account on Weibo, the biggest Chinese social media site, is constantly fielding questions from Chinese users about how to get invitations, how to post, all of it. Chinese fans deeply want to learn how to use AO3. The difference between Lofter鈥檚 posting system and AO3鈥瞫 is perhaps even wider than the gulf between Tumblr and AO3. But imagine if you had to navigate across that gap in a language you didn鈥檛 speak, using translation programs that don鈥檛 understand fan terminology. This is exactly what the AO3 was built to deal with. We just didn鈥檛 get a chance to get the internationalization done first, so things may be bumpy for a while. We are all part of fandom, so let鈥檚 take care not to leave anyone out. Just in case it isn鈥檛 clear to anyone? This. This right here is precisely why the AO3 doesn鈥檛 police content or remove things that are icky or obscene. Because it鈥檚 not you who defines what鈥檚 obscene. It鈥檚 the authorities. : ti skerb Retweeted Shan AF RJ mesa 15 - AF SP mesa 71 @ShanaBRX Jun 14 Fuck everyone who whines about ao3 News All News May 2019 Newsletter, Volume 135 Published: Thu 13 Jun 2019 01:03PM 03 Comments: 4 Recently, the Archive of Our Own has received an influx of new Chinese users, a result of tightening content restrictions on other platforms. We would like to extend our warmest welcome to them, and remind everyone that our committees are working to make AO3 as accessible as possible in languages other than English Read more... 20 t 2.8K 6.4K Show this thread wetwareproblem: wrangletangle: zoe2213414: eabevella: naryrising: You can read the post here聽for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what this entails from my POV, on the Support team.聽 Somewhere between 录 to 1/3 of all our tickets last month were in Chinese (somewhere upwards of 300 out of 1200 or so), almost all from users just setting up their accounts or trying to find out how to get an invitation.聽 A lot of the tickets are what I鈥檇 characterize as聽鈥渋ntro鈥 tickets - they say hi, list favourite fandoms or pairings, or provide samples of fic they鈥檝e written. Although this isn鈥檛 necessary on AO3, this is not uncommon in Chinese fandom sites that you have to prove your credentials to get in (in fact it wasn鈥檛 uncommon in English-language fandom sites 15-20 years ago).聽 We respond to all of these tickets, even the ones that just say hi.聽 We check whether the user has managed to receive their invite or get their account sent up, and if they haven鈥檛, we help them do so.聽 This means taking every single ticket through our Chinese translation team twice, once so we make sure we understand the initial ticket, and then again to translate our reply.聽 This is a challenging process, although we鈥檝e found ways to streamline it and can normally get a reply out pretty quickly (like within a few days).聽 We do it because this is part of why AO3 exists in the first place - to provide a safe haven where users can post their works without worrying about censorship or sudden crackdowns on certain kinds of content.聽 We do it because this is important, and helping these users get their accounts and be able to share their works safely is why we鈥檙e here.聽 We hope that we鈥檒l be able to help as many of them as possible.聽聽 There have been a few (thankfully few, that I鈥檝e seen) complaints about these new AO3 users not always knowing how things work - what language to tag with, or what fandom tags to use, for instance.聽 To this I would say: 1. Have patience and be considerate.聽 They are coming to a new site that they aren鈥檛 familiar with, and using it in a language they may not be expert in, and it might take a while to learn the ropes.聽 You can filter out works tagged in Chinese if you don鈥檛 want to see them.聽 Or just scroll past.聽聽 2. You can report works tagged with the wrong language or the wrong fandom to our Policy and Abuse team using the link at the bottom of any page.聽 This will not cause the authors to聽鈥済et in trouble鈥 (a concern I鈥檝e heard before, as people are reluctant to report for these reasons).聽 It means the Policy and Abuse team will contact them to ask them to change the language/fandom tag, and if the creator doesn鈥檛, they can edit it directly.聽 If you remember Strikethrough or the FF.net porn ban or similar purges, please keep them in mind and consider that these users are going through something similar or potentially worse.聽 This is why AO3 exists.聽 We are doing our best to try and help make the transition smooth.聽聽 I am a Taiwanese and I鈥檇 like to put some context behind the recent influx of China based AO3 users. China is tightening their freedom of speech in recent years after Xi has became the chairman (he even canceled the 10 years long term of service of chairman, meaning he can stay as the leader of China as long as he lives鈥揾e has became a dictator). They censor words that are deemed 鈥渟ensitive鈥, you can鈥檛 type anything to criticize the chinise government. Big social media platform won鈥檛 even post the posts containing sensitive words. You don鈥檛 have the freedom of publish books without the books being approved by the government either. To disguise this whole Ninety Eighty-Four nightmare, they started to pick on the easy target: the women and the minorities (China is getting more and more misogynistic as a result of the government trying to control their male population through encouraging them to control the female population through 鈥渃hinese tradition family value鈥 but that鈥檚 another story). Last year, the chinese government arrested a woman who is a famous yaoi/BL novel writer named 澶╀竴 and sentenced her 10 years in jail for 鈥渟elling obscene publications鈥 and 鈥渋llegal publication鈥 (she鈥檚 not the only BL writer who got arrested. Meanwhile, multiple cases where men raped women only get about 2 years of jail time in China). It鈥檚 a warning to anyone who want to publish anything that鈥檚 鈥渘ot approved鈥 by the government that they can literally ruin you.聽 Just recently the chinese government 鈥渃ontacted鈥 website owners of one of their largest romance/yaoi/slash fiction sites 鏅夋睙 and announced that for now on, for the sake of a Clean Society, they can鈥檛 write anything that鈥檚 slightly 鈥渙bscene鈥. No sex scene, no sexual interaction, they can鈥檛 even write any bodily interaction below neck (I鈥檓 not kidding here). But that鈥檚 not their actual goal. They also listed other restriction such as: can鈥檛 write anything that鈥檚 about the government, the military, the police, 鈥渟ensitive history鈥, 鈥渞ace problems鈥, which is鈥 you basically can鈥檛 write anything that might be used as a tool to criticize the government (as many novels did). This recent development really hurt the chinese fanfic writers. They can鈥檛 write anything without the fear of being put on the guillotine by the government to show their control. Most of them don鈥檛 even think that deep politically, they just want to write slash fictions. But there are no platform safe in China, that鈥檚 why the sudden influx of chinese users to AO3. I bet it won鈥檛 be long before AO3 got banned in China, but until then, be a little bit patient to them. As much as I hate the chinese government, I pity their people. I鈥檓 crying so loud鈥s a Chinese, you don鈥檛 know how your kindness meant to us. When I鈥檓 young, I read 1984, and I thought this story is so unrealistic, but now, it鈥檚 getting tougher and tougher for fanfic and the writer in China. Thank you ao3. Thank you for the people who care about Chinese people. (hope I didn鈥檛 spell anything wrong) The OTW鈥檚 account on Weibo, the biggest Chinese social media site, is constantly fielding questions from Chinese users about how to get invitations, how to post, all of it. Chinese fans deeply want to learn how to use AO3. The difference between Lofter鈥檚 posting system and AO3鈥瞫 is perhaps even wider than the gulf between Tumblr and AO3. But imagine if you had to navigate across that gap in a language you didn鈥檛 speak, using translation programs that don鈥檛 understand fan terminology. This is exactly what the AO3 was built to deal with. We just didn鈥檛 get a chance to get the internationalization done first, so things may be bumpy for a while. We are all part of fandom, so let鈥檚 take care not to leave anyone out. Just in case it isn鈥檛 clear to anyone? This. This right here is precisely why the AO3 doesn鈥檛 police content or remove things that are icky or obscene. Because it鈥檚 not you who defines what鈥檚 obscene. It鈥檚 the authorities.
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droideka-exe: NB聽馃憦 Does聽馃憦 Not聽馃憦 Mean聽馃憦 Woman聽馃憦 Lite link to thread : Topher? Is that a thing? @topher_g Okay, let me tell you about my friend Jose. Jose is AMAB, 6'5" and built like a linebacker, with lots of visible tattoos. They're trying to grow a beard but the genes for it aren't quite there so for now it's Quentin Collins-style mutton chops. /1 big lumberjack 12:42 PM Aug 27, 2019 Twitter for iPhone 1.8K Likes 657 Retweets > Topher? Is thata thing? @topher_g 5h Replying to@topher_g Jose is a master of wearing just enough eyeliner to make you question whether they're wearing eyeliner or just have really pretty eyes. But in general if you saw them on the street you'd likely think "that is a big scary looking dude." /2 2 t 16 882 Topher? Is that a thing? @topher_g 5h Jose is non-binary (And pansexual but that's not important to the story) and uses singular "they." /3 2 ti 19 897 Topher? Is that a thing? @topher_g 5h Yesterday Jose was excited to go to a local meetup for Latinx "women and nonbinary people" because they were hoping to make some friends/community connections. /4 2 ti 35 925 Topher? Is that a thing? @topher_g 5h I spent an hour last night at Jose's apartment with them literally crying on my shoulder because they were told they weren't welcome at the meeting. /5 4 ti 39 1K Topher? Is that a thing? @topher_g 5h Someone there told them when they said "women and nonbinary people" what they actually meant was "women, and women who identify as nonbinary." That's apparently an actual quote. /6 O 24 t1138 1.4K Topher? Is that a thing? @topher_g Someone there told them when they said "women and nonbinary people" what they actually meant was "women, and women who identify as nonbinary." That's apparently an actual quote. /6 12:42 PM Aug 27, 2019 Twitter for iPhone 138 Retweets 1.4K Likes Topher? Is that a thing? @topher_g I have always had issues with the phrase "women and nonbinary" but today I am LIVID that my friend went looking for community and allies and basically got rejected for not being some waify androgyne. /7 12:42 PM Aug 27, 2019 Twitter for iPhone 2.3K Likes 178 Retweets droideka-exe: NB聽馃憦 Does聽馃憦 Not聽馃憦 Mean聽馃憦 Woman聽馃憦 Lite link to thread

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thebluehue22: dairyisntscary: champawattigress: agro-carnist: sebbysheepie: I fully agree with giving nut milks a new name. Because they can be confused with dairy milk and for those of us with nut allergies it could be deadly over those that just have lactose intolerance and have a bad stomachache. However making a label showing you killing a cow don鈥檛 make sense as dairy wouldn鈥檛 be giving milk if they where shot.. mind you if your trying to say that dairy is evil then you should also point out the issues with the nut milks as well. A large poison symbol perhaps for those of us that it would kill. Or the 鈥渕ay cause cancer鈥 on the fortified ones. Apparently when you shoot a calf in the head, milk comes out instead of blood and brain matter. Who knew? So, should we also change the cashew milk bottles pic so that it better represents the atrocious conditions聽of the workers who have to shell each nut by hand? Maybe a cigarette box style image of their mangled blistered palms? Or just some text to let people know that these people (mostly women) are often paid as little as two pounds a day for their labour? Or are y鈥檃ll just totally transparent about how little of a shit you give about people nowadays? MoSt cAsHewS sRe fEd tO liVesToCk dOnTcHa kNow vegans only care about animals, not the horrible conditions HUMAN WORKERS ARE PUT THROUGH. A lot of them are also really shit at caring about animals if we鈥檙e being honest.: THE DAIRY INDUSTRY WANTS TO MAKE IT ILLEGAL FOR PLANT BASED MILK LABELS TO USE THE WORD MILK. COW'S MILK CASHEW MILK ALMOND MILK THEY SAY THEY WANT TRUTH IN ADVERTISING. OKAY, LETS DO THAT PLANTBASEDNEWS.ORG ORIGINAL SOURCE: MILK HURTS PBN thebluehue22: dairyisntscary: champawattigress: agro-carnist: sebbysheepie: I fully agree with giving nut milks a new name. Because they can be confused with dairy milk and for those of us with nut allergies it could be deadly over those that just have lactose intolerance and have a bad stomachache. However making a label showing you killing a cow don鈥檛 make sense as dairy wouldn鈥檛 be giving milk if they where shot.. mind you if your trying to say that dairy is evil then you should also point out the issues with the nut milks as well. A large poison symbol perhaps for those of us that it would kill. Or the 鈥渕ay cause cancer鈥 on the fortified ones. Apparently when you shoot a calf in the head, milk comes out instead of blood and brain matter. Who knew? So, should we also change the cashew milk bottles pic so that it better represents the atrocious conditions聽of the workers who have to shell each nut by hand? Maybe a cigarette box style image of their mangled blistered palms? Or just some text to let people know that these people (mostly women) are often paid as little as two pounds a day for their labour? Or are y鈥檃ll just totally transparent about how little of a shit you give about people nowadays? MoSt cAsHewS sRe fEd tO liVesToCk dOnTcHa kNow vegans only care about animals, not the horrible conditions HUMAN WORKERS ARE PUT THROUGH. A lot of them are also really shit at caring about animals if we鈥檙e being honest.
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spaceconveyor: feelingbluepolitics: feelingbluepolitics: catbirdseat4u: 鉃 聽Go HERE for the dirt 聽 鈥斅燭here鈥檚 plenty. Highest recommendation. https://theintercept.com/2019/08/27/amazon-rainforest-fire-blackstone/ 鈥淭he companies have wrested control of land, deforested it, and helped build a controversial highway to their new terminal in the one-time jungle, all to facilitate the cultivation and export of grain and soybeans.鈥 鈥淪chwarzman, a founder of Blackstone, owns roughly a fifth of the company, making him one of the world鈥檚 richest men. In 2018, he was paid at least $568 million, which was, in fact, a drop from the $786 million he made the year before. He has been generous toward McConnell and [t]rump with that wealth. In 2016, he gave聽$2.5聽million聽to the Senate Leadership Fund, McConnell鈥檚 Super PAC and put Jim Breyer, McConnell鈥檚 billionaire brother-in-law, on the board of Blackstone. Two years later, Schwarzman kicked in $8 million to McConnell鈥檚 Super PAC.聽 鈥淏lackstone employees have given well聽over $10 million to McConnell and his Super PAC over the years, making them the biggest source of direct financing over McConnell鈥檚聽career. McConnell鈥檚 Senate campaign declined to comment. 鈥淪chwarzman聽is a close friend and adviser to [t]rump, and served as the chair of his Strategic and Policy Forum until it fell apart聽in the wake of the Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally, in聽which [t]rump famously praised聽'very fine people, on both sides.鈥 In December 2017, as the final details of the GOP tax cut were being ironed out, Schwarzman hosted a聽$100,000-a-plate fundraiser for [t]rump. Some of [trump鈥檚] dinner companions complained about the tax bill, and days later, [t]rump slashed the top percentage rate in the final package from 39.6 to 37.聽 鈥"Bolsonaro has plans to pave significantly more roads聽in the Amazon that have otherwise been impassable much of the year, a project made feasible by international financing. 鈥"Of course, Hidrovias is also involved in paving B.R.-163 and other development projects in the region. Those projects, such as the paving of the highway, have additional indirect 鈥 though entirely predictable 鈥 consequences, as they spur side roads that make previously difficult-to-reach areas of the Amazon accessible for mining, logging, or further deforestation. 鈥"A Blackstone spokesperson noted that the fund only owns 9.3 percent* of Hidrovias. But that ignores the 55.8 percent of Hidrovias that is owned by聽P谩tria Investimentos. On聽Hidrovias鈥檚 website,聽P谩tria is described as a company 鈥榠n partnership with Blackstone,鈥 and it is known in the聽financial聽industry to be a Blackstone company.鈥 *Pay no attention to claimed percentages of ownership. What goes on behind ownership curtains is fluidly incestuous. For example, from April 2019: Blackstone Transfers 35% Stake in Brazil鈥檚 Alphaville Urbanismo to P谩tria (em portugu锚s) 鈥淏lackstone transferred its 35% stake in Brazilian real estate developer Alphaville Urbanismo to its partner P谩tria Investimentos. Blackstone and P谩tria originally invested R$1.4b in June 2013 for a 70% stake in the company. The two firms formed a partnership in 2010 and Blackstone retains a 40% stake in P谩tria.鈥 鈥斺 Keep in mind, It鈥檚 not like this graft flows directly, or just one way. Trump USDA is paying millions to a shady Brazilian meatpacking company under DOJ, SEC investigation Brazil Subsidiary Hoovers Up $62 Million In Trump Trade War Aid Intended For Farmers Every American farmer who has lost their Chinese market for soybeans 鈥 all of them 鈥 should be wondering how it was that trump 鈥渨oke up鈥 one morning with his idea of a trade war with China. Had his close friend Schwartzman told trump the Brazilian road and terminal were ready? There is no question that the Amazon rainforest is burning right now to open new farm land in order to meet China鈥檚 soybean market. I wanted Blackstone to get fucked prior to this, now鈥ow I want them to SUFFER. : Jason Hickel @jasonhickel This story is a real bombshell. Reporter Ryan Grim reveals that one of the biggest culprits of Amazon destruction is a US company, Blackstone, whose CEO is close friends with Trump and bankrolls the US Senate leader Republican Mitch McConnell A Top Financier of Trump and McConnell Is a Driving Force Behind Amazo... Steve Schwarzman is the CEO of the Blackstone Group, which partially owns a Brazilian firm that is helping transform the Amazon from jungle to ... theintercept.com 3:27 AM Aug 28, 2019 Twitter Web App 6.5K Likes 6K Retweets spaceconveyor: feelingbluepolitics: feelingbluepolitics: catbirdseat4u: 鉃 聽Go HERE for the dirt 聽 鈥斅燭here鈥檚 plenty. Highest recommendation. https://theintercept.com/2019/08/27/amazon-rainforest-fire-blackstone/ 鈥淭he companies have wrested control of land, deforested it, and helped build a controversial highway to their new terminal in the one-time jungle, all to facilitate the cultivation and export of grain and soybeans.鈥 鈥淪chwarzman, a founder of Blackstone, owns roughly a fifth of the company, making him one of the world鈥檚 richest men. In 2018, he was paid at least $568 million, which was, in fact, a drop from the $786 million he made the year before. He has been generous toward McConnell and [t]rump with that wealth. In 2016, he gave聽$2.5聽million聽to the Senate Leadership Fund, McConnell鈥檚 Super PAC and put Jim Breyer, McConnell鈥檚 billionaire brother-in-law, on the board of Blackstone. Two years later, Schwarzman kicked in $8 million to McConnell鈥檚 Super PAC.聽 鈥淏lackstone employees have given well聽over $10 million to McConnell and his Super PAC over the years, making them the biggest source of direct financing over McConnell鈥檚聽career. McConnell鈥檚 Senate campaign declined to comment. 鈥淪chwarzman聽is a close friend and adviser to [t]rump, and served as the chair of his Strategic and Policy Forum until it fell apart聽in the wake of the Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally, in聽which [t]rump famously praised聽'very fine people, on both sides.鈥 In December 2017, as the final details of the GOP tax cut were being ironed out, Schwarzman hosted a聽$100,000-a-plate fundraiser for [t]rump. Some of [trump鈥檚] dinner companions complained about the tax bill, and days later, [t]rump slashed the top percentage rate in the final package from 39.6 to 37.聽 鈥"Bolsonaro has plans to pave significantly more roads聽in the Amazon that have otherwise been impassable much of the year, a project made feasible by international financing. 鈥"Of course, Hidrovias is also involved in paving B.R.-163 and other development projects in the region. Those projects, such as the paving of the highway, have additional indirect 鈥 though entirely predictable 鈥 consequences, as they spur side roads that make previously difficult-to-reach areas of the Amazon accessible for mining, logging, or further deforestation. 鈥"A Blackstone spokesperson noted that the fund only owns 9.3 percent* of Hidrovias. But that ignores the 55.8 percent of Hidrovias that is owned by聽P谩tria Investimentos. On聽Hidrovias鈥檚 website,聽P谩tria is described as a company 鈥榠n partnership with Blackstone,鈥 and it is known in the聽financial聽industry to be a Blackstone company.鈥 *Pay no attention to claimed percentages of ownership. What goes on behind ownership curtains is fluidly incestuous. For example, from April 2019: Blackstone Transfers 35% Stake in Brazil鈥檚 Alphaville Urbanismo to P谩tria (em portugu锚s) 鈥淏lackstone transferred its 35% stake in Brazilian real estate developer Alphaville Urbanismo to its partner P谩tria Investimentos. Blackstone and P谩tria originally invested R$1.4b in June 2013 for a 70% stake in the company. The two firms formed a partnership in 2010 and Blackstone retains a 40% stake in P谩tria.鈥 鈥斺 Keep in mind, It鈥檚 not like this graft flows directly, or just one way. Trump USDA is paying millions to a shady Brazilian meatpacking company under DOJ, SEC investigation Brazil Subsidiary Hoovers Up $62 Million In Trump Trade War Aid Intended For Farmers Every American farmer who has lost their Chinese market for soybeans 鈥 all of them 鈥 should be wondering how it was that trump 鈥渨oke up鈥 one morning with his idea of a trade war with China. Had his close friend Schwartzman told trump the Brazilian road and terminal were ready? There is no question that the Amazon rainforest is burning right now to open new farm land in order to meet China鈥檚 soybean market. I wanted Blackstone to get fucked prior to this, now鈥ow I want them to SUFFER.
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vixiano: thedirtythirty: wonderingifyoukneww: secretly-obsessed-with-fandoms: arylenchanted: ungratefullittleshit: msannedree: rowan-fcb: causewecan: creamsifemme-kitty: totallynotthecops: scars-of-stars: dragonsrequiem: deigns: its-jakeperalta: deigns: petl0vers: celebrity鈥搊utfits: its-jakeperalta: 10 REASONS TO ADOPT A PET You save a life. The cost of adoption is less than buying a pet. Most shelter animals have had medical treatment and are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up to date with vaccines. There are more unique pets to choose from in shelters. Age, breeds, mixed breeds, and personality choices are greater. Many are already trained. Your bed is pre-warmed on cold winter nights. Animals are just ready to love you, no matter what. Adopting from a shelter opens a cage for another pet who needs a new forever home. An adult pet takes the guess work out of determining size, thickness of coat, and energy level. Mixed breeds are unique compared to purebreeds and may have less genetically inherited health problems. Take this quiz to find out which dog is right for you! Please adopt some lovely doggos As someone who just adopted a third doggo from the shelter, please do it if you can find a dog right for you. Those shelters do everything they can to keep them alive, but it鈥檚 a family that keeps them happy. Okay, but is there a quiz for which shelter kitty I should get? @deigns鈥嬄 good u asked, yes!!! sorry I forgot to add that one, anyway here is it What Breed of Cat should you get? Ty jake peralta Plus? Those animals in the pound? They KNOW that they are on death row. My first dog as a married woman was an eleventh hour adoption. A 13-y-o basset hound mix (pound said they thought he was 11 because they were trying to save him by making him sound a teeny bit younger) and he was 鈥淭il death do we part鈥 loyal. We lost him 4 years later to cancer, and we (the family had grown from 2 to 3 humans) were devastated. My sister? Fosters cats, and ended up with a charmer who鈥檇 been hit by a car. Sephiroth is a well loved asshole, and his brother, Cloud (a stray who found a sucker bet), is almost canine levels of friendly. Be a superhero. Save a life. Rescue. As someone who has worked in a shelter for two years and watched many of my babies go to their incredible forever homes, you wouldn鈥檛 BELIEVE how big of a difference you can see in the animals鈥 behavior from being in the kennels to even just a few minutes after leaving. When their new owners are filling out the paperwork, there鈥檚 already a new spark in their eyes. They KNOW they鈥檙e going home; they know they鈥檙e getting to be loved the way all animals deserve to be. There are so many beautiful animals in shelters that get overlooked. Next time you鈥檙e searching for a companion, check your local shelters and rescues. Not only are you getting a companion, but you鈥檙e saving a life. I got my Norwegian Forest Cat from a shelter. He鈥檚 huge, and never shuts up, and is moody and a prolific hunter (or was. He鈥檚 not allowed out), and the biggest cuddliest mamas boy on the planet. i just adopted my first cat from the humane society ! her name is Persephone and she鈥檚 14 almost 15 years old. i love my angel so much. I got all three of my cats from shelters and they are honestly so appreciative! They are amazing little creatures and have become the light of my life鈥. please adopt!! You won鈥檛 regret it and neither will your little ball of fur. This cutie used to be a stray in Greece. A lot of people try to poisen them, because there are so many strays there (which is the peoples fault. They buy puppies and leave them on the streets when they are older). I鈥榤 happy, I had the chance to safe my little lady. I still wish to safe more. They are always so happy when you only pet them or just give them a bit of attention. My babies Penelope and Eloise were irresponsibly let outside without being spayed. Both got pregnant and their owner dumped them at the shelter two weeks before they were due with kittens. Due to being full to capacity, they were immediately at the top of the kill list. Thankfully a foster rescued them, got them healthy, helped them birth nine healthy kittens between the two of them, rescued four more orphan kittens that these girls adopted and nursed, got them ALL fixed, got ALL THIRTEEN kittens good homes, and I adopted these silly, destructive, adorable, loud, cuddle bugs. They鈥檙e a bonded pair, and they鈥檝e brought light and love and laughter into my life. Please adopt!!!! Please fix your pets! Save a love, be compassionate, and find your best friend! Both adopted in a shelter. Best decision I have ever made. My husband and I adopted this little ball of love from a shelter and he鈥檚 literally the most amazing dog in the world. 鉂わ笍 got all four of my loves from our local shelter. absolute sweethearts 鉂わ笍 Got this pretty fur ball from a local shelter 馃グ #adoptdontshop The future wife and I adopted this 3-legged snuggle bug from our local humane society this summer and it鈥檚 one of, if not THE, best decision we have made 鉂わ笍馃グ My adopted baby! Please don鈥檛 disregard shelters just because you want a certain breed! Either sign up to volunteer at a shelter (you鈥檒l get the inside scoop on the dogs/cats) or visit the shelter every day or every other day. There are always so many different breeds, some just get scooped up quicker than others! My precious boy!!! We actually adopted him throigh Facebook from Romania - if your shelter doesn鈥檛 have the breed you want, there are so many other places to look! Follow rescue centre pages on social media and look on websites!: SPEED DATING TODAY! vixiano: thedirtythirty: wonderingifyoukneww: secretly-obsessed-with-fandoms: arylenchanted: ungratefullittleshit: msannedree: rowan-fcb: causewecan: creamsifemme-kitty: totallynotthecops: scars-of-stars: dragonsrequiem: deigns: its-jakeperalta: deigns: petl0vers: celebrity鈥搊utfits: its-jakeperalta: 10 REASONS TO ADOPT A PET You save a life. The cost of adoption is less than buying a pet. Most shelter animals have had medical treatment and are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up to date with vaccines. There are more unique pets to choose from in shelters. Age, breeds, mixed breeds, and personality choices are greater. Many are already trained. Your bed is pre-warmed on cold winter nights. Animals are just ready to love you, no matter what. Adopting from a shelter opens a cage for another pet who needs a new forever home. An adult pet takes the guess work out of determining size, thickness of coat, and energy level. Mixed breeds are unique compared to purebreeds and may have less genetically inherited health problems. Take this quiz to find out which dog is right for you! Please adopt some lovely doggos As someone who just adopted a third doggo from the shelter, please do it if you can find a dog right for you. Those shelters do everything they can to keep them alive, but it鈥檚 a family that keeps them happy. Okay, but is there a quiz for which shelter kitty I should get? @deigns鈥嬄 good u asked, yes!!! sorry I forgot to add that one, anyway here is it What Breed of Cat should you get? Ty jake peralta Plus? Those animals in the pound? They KNOW that they are on death row. My first dog as a married woman was an eleventh hour adoption. A 13-y-o basset hound mix (pound said they thought he was 11 because they were trying to save him by making him sound a teeny bit younger) and he was 鈥淭il death do we part鈥 loyal. We lost him 4 years later to cancer, and we (the family had grown from 2 to 3 humans) were devastated. My sister? Fosters cats, and ended up with a charmer who鈥檇 been hit by a car. Sephiroth is a well loved asshole, and his brother, Cloud (a stray who found a sucker bet), is almost canine levels of friendly. Be a superhero. Save a life. Rescue. As someone who has worked in a shelter for two years and watched many of my babies go to their incredible forever homes, you wouldn鈥檛 BELIEVE how big of a difference you can see in the animals鈥 behavior from being in the kennels to even just a few minutes after leaving. When their new owners are filling out the paperwork, there鈥檚 already a new spark in their eyes. They KNOW they鈥檙e going home; they know they鈥檙e getting to be loved the way all animals deserve to be. There are so many beautiful animals in shelters that get overlooked. Next time you鈥檙e searching for a companion, check your local shelters and rescues. Not only are you getting a companion, but you鈥檙e saving a life. I got my Norwegian Forest Cat from a shelter. He鈥檚 huge, and never shuts up, and is moody and a prolific hunter (or was. He鈥檚 not allowed out), and the biggest cuddliest mamas boy on the planet. i just adopted my first cat from the humane society ! her name is Persephone and she鈥檚 14 almost 15 years old. i love my angel so much. I got all three of my cats from shelters and they are honestly so appreciative! They are amazing little creatures and have become the light of my life鈥. please adopt!! You won鈥檛 regret it and neither will your little ball of fur. This cutie used to be a stray in Greece. A lot of people try to poisen them, because there are so many strays there (which is the peoples fault. They buy puppies and leave them on the streets when they are older). I鈥榤 happy, I had the chance to safe my little lady. I still wish to safe more. They are always so happy when you only pet them or just give them a bit of attention. My babies Penelope and Eloise were irresponsibly let outside without being spayed. Both got pregnant and their owner dumped them at the shelter two weeks before they were due with kittens. Due to being full to capacity, they were immediately at the top of the kill list. Thankfully a foster rescued them, got them healthy, helped them birth nine healthy kittens between the two of them, rescued four more orphan kittens that these girls adopted and nursed, got them ALL fixed, got ALL THIRTEEN kittens good homes, and I adopted these silly, destructive, adorable, loud, cuddle bugs. They鈥檙e a bonded pair, and they鈥檝e brought light and love and laughter into my life. Please adopt!!!! Please fix your pets! Save a love, be compassionate, and find your best friend! Both adopted in a shelter. Best decision I have ever made. My husband and I adopted this little ball of love from a shelter and he鈥檚 literally the most amazing dog in the world. 鉂わ笍 got all four of my loves from our local shelter. absolute sweethearts 鉂わ笍 Got this pretty fur ball from a local shelter 馃グ #adoptdontshop The future wife and I adopted this 3-legged snuggle bug from our local humane society this summer and it鈥檚 one of, if not THE, best decision we have made 鉂わ笍馃グ My adopted baby! Please don鈥檛 disregard shelters just because you want a certain breed! Either sign up to volunteer at a shelter (you鈥檒l get the inside scoop on the dogs/cats) or visit the shelter every day or every other day. There are always so many different breeds, some just get scooped up quicker than others! My precious boy!!! We actually adopted him throigh Facebook from Romania - if your shelter doesn鈥檛 have the breed you want, there are so many other places to look! Follow rescue centre pages on social media and look on websites!
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bikiniarmorbattledamage: So Wolfenstein: Youngblood has been out for a few days, and the fact that it exists has been driving alt-right, capital G聽鈥淕amers鈥 nuts.It鈥檚 a fun action game where a pair of fictional women, who are not designed as Sexbot 3000s, kill a whole bunch of Nazis. As well as that, they work with a primarily female main cast, including a young black woman (voiced by a black woman - yes this is rare in games!) as their super genius handler. It鈥檚 great, and that Nazis hate it makes it even greater.How batshit are they going? Well on top of trying to bomb the Steam reviews and turn the Discussion boards into a cesspit - they鈥檙e trying desperately to bomb the Metacritc as well鈥 like no one will be suspicious.Of course, in the reviews they鈥檙e claiming a variety of contradictory issues聽which I鈥檓 not going to go into here since experience tells me they鈥檙e going to spam them regardless of how often they鈥檙e countered.聽 It鈥檚 a thing.Now, while I鈥檓 not a fan of the outfits having plating to essentially showcase where the boobs are - otherwise this is basically how to do any sort of form fitting聽鈥渟oft鈥 armor (chainmail, kevlar, etc).聽 It sits on the body without pushing boobs and butts into display, and the natural light means it鈥檚 rarely titillating and definitely not designed for suspicious camera angles (pay attention Mass Effect)On top of that, the other costumes for the twins and many other female characters are great and the twins are some of the best characters introduced into the FPS genre in a long, long time.聽 So of course bro-dudes hate it with the fury of a thousand suns.So if you鈥檙e looking for a game you can play with a buddy, or just one you play with a female AI companion who isn鈥檛 also a Sexbot 3000, and you鈥檙e as against Nazis as we are - consider: Youngblood.- wincenworks I wanted to save for Doom but guess imma buy Youngblood now to piss off some Dudebro Gamers: Wofenstein YOUNGBLOOD 5 MAR ESCAPE BACK LEFT RIGHT SWITCH 26 Jul@ 10:24am imcoffeelingfine The girls aren't even cute. Would it have killed them to make the characters attractive? Showing 46-48 of 48 comments Klinsk 4 minutes ag0 Can you purchase attractive big-breasted women with Gold Bars? Baldr 1 hour ago The girls are ugly manlike femnazis Baldr 1 hour ago Girls are not strong enough to behave like men. This is another example of how they push feminism Arrancar 1 hour ago They aren't cute coz they are white. White girls these days can only be fat chick with short bleached hair and yell how white man is oppressing everyone. david 1 hour ago Lol they are so ugly the devs literally put boxes on their heads :D #3 [HN] 1 hour ago Well, DUH The point was never to give players cute girls, it was to push feminist agenda by removing yet another iconic manly male character and replace it with a feminist approved character, one that would be as unapealling as possible to male players (or to female players for that maters, but we all know feminists don't really care about thos anyway). Last edited by [HN 1 hour ago #3 [HN] 1 hour ago Speaking of Ariel, you should be grateful thos twins aren't black kiteless 40 minutes ago feminists and npcs push the ugly agenda so they can feel better about themselves 30 bikiniarmorbattledamage: So Wolfenstein: Youngblood has been out for a few days, and the fact that it exists has been driving alt-right, capital G聽鈥淕amers鈥 nuts.It鈥檚 a fun action game where a pair of fictional women, who are not designed as Sexbot 3000s, kill a whole bunch of Nazis. As well as that, they work with a primarily female main cast, including a young black woman (voiced by a black woman - yes this is rare in games!) as their super genius handler. It鈥檚 great, and that Nazis hate it makes it even greater.How batshit are they going? Well on top of trying to bomb the Steam reviews and turn the Discussion boards into a cesspit - they鈥檙e trying desperately to bomb the Metacritc as well鈥 like no one will be suspicious.Of course, in the reviews they鈥檙e claiming a variety of contradictory issues聽which I鈥檓 not going to go into here since experience tells me they鈥檙e going to spam them regardless of how often they鈥檙e countered.聽 It鈥檚 a thing.Now, while I鈥檓 not a fan of the outfits having plating to essentially showcase where the boobs are - otherwise this is basically how to do any sort of form fitting聽鈥渟oft鈥 armor (chainmail, kevlar, etc).聽 It sits on the body without pushing boobs and butts into display, and the natural light means it鈥檚 rarely titillating and definitely not designed for suspicious camera angles (pay attention Mass Effect)On top of that, the other costumes for the twins and many other female characters are great and the twins are some of the best characters introduced into the FPS genre in a long, long time.聽 So of course bro-dudes hate it with the fury of a thousand suns.So if you鈥檙e looking for a game you can play with a buddy, or just one you play with a female AI companion who isn鈥檛 also a Sexbot 3000, and you鈥檙e as against Nazis as we are - consider: Youngblood.- wincenworks I wanted to save for Doom but guess imma buy Youngblood now to piss off some Dudebro Gamers
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