Daily Archives: October 1, 2018

Ann Widdecombe Believes the #MeToo Movement Is “Trivial Whinging”…


Date: October 01, 2018

01) Ann Widdecombe Believes the #MeToo Movement Is “Trivial Whinging”

Thanks to feinmann0!

“Ann Widdecombe, a former UK politician, joins This Morning to give her views on the #MeToo movement and suggests that women ‘want to be victimised’. Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield debate her points, saying that #MeToo has given women a voice and has brought to light serious and real issues. However, Ann Widdecombe believes the #MeToo movement Is “Trivial Whinging”.

A wonderfully refreshing take on the aggressive social cancer that the #MeToo movement has become.”



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UN Head: US Has ‘Morally Wrong’ Healthcare System Because Of Corruption…


Date: October 01, 2018

01) UN Head: US Has ‘Morally Wrong’ Healthcare System Because Of Corruption


“The former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has denounced the United States’ healthcare system as politically and morally wrong, and urged American leaders to enact publicly financed healthcare as a “human right”…

Citation:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/25/ex-un-chief-ban-kioon-says-us-healthcare-system-is-morally-wrong

Jim Bakker Bucket Taste Test…


Date: October 01, 2018

01) Jim Bakker Bucket Taste Test


“Does apocalypse pizza taste as gross as the bucket it comes in looks? Find out!”


We Tried A Televangelist’s Apocalypse Food:

“It has a shelf life of 10 years.”

I have a food bucket in the other room…It’s not Jim Bakker’s, but I did do a little experiment with “emergency food” a few years back…a “thirty day supply”…I forget the company, but I purchased one bucket…

…Allegedly…they crunched the numbers down to something like $1.50 [or maybe it was 33 cents, I don’t remember] a serving…if I recall correctly…I started wondering, if I could actually live off of this stuff…

I mostly knew what I was walking into…so, I don’t complain about there being too many potato entries…and there was zero meat [you could buy freeze dried meat packs, separate]…So, the stews were all vegetables, with chicken or beef flavored broth…You can add meat, if you want…and they were fine…nothing to scream about…edible…I actually fixed them in the microwave oven.

Of course…nothing is exactly “easy”, where it comes to portioning…it’s one massive bag of mix…They save money, by packaging this way…

If I could have actually survived on this for thirty days [3 meals a day]…at 150 dollars, this would have been a boon to my grocery expenses…

…But…this just didn’t seem like a good eating solution, to me.

…I should probably break out the opened [and resealed] packages…and make sure they’re still okay.

My experiences with “survival food” haven’t been all that impressive.

Linux Code of Conduct – The Other Shoe Has Dropped…


Date: October 01, 2018

01) Linux Code of Conduct – The Other Shoe Has Dropped


“With Linus Torvalds stepping down as leader of the Kernel Dev Team and a new code of conduct being rushed in to replace the old code of conflict, some kind of resistance was inevitable from some members of the Kernel team.

One possible action for developers who are removed from the team is to use the power to rescind copyright of the code they have contributed to the Linux kernel. This has been referred to as the nuclear option. The question is, will it be used?

Citation:
https://lulz.com/linux-devs-threaten-killswitch-coc-controversy-1252/

Linux developers threaten to pull “kill switch”

UPDATE: ESR: “threat has teeth.” Most of the internet could be affected as some Linux devs threaten to rescind code in response to CoC controversy.

Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct:
http://archive.is/sS6YP

A Plea to Unfuck our Codes of Conduct:
http://archive.is/vJCtJ


Linus Torvalds Leaving Linux Kernel Dev Team:

California’s Skeleton In The Closet: The Salton Sea…


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Date: October 01, 2018

01) California’s Skeleton In The Closet: The Salton Sea


“…travel documentary about a strange yet fascinating place in California’s Imperial Valley – The Salton Sea. I encourage you to read more about the lake’s history and the current ecological crisis it has become. You can find an interesting article written by Ian James and Sammy Roth on USA Today here:
https://www.usatoday.com/pages/interactives/salton-sea/the-dying-salton-sea/

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The deceptive promise of free trade – DW Documentary…


Date: October 01, 2018

01) The deceptive promise of free trade – DW Documentary


“Global trade is a hot topic of the G7 summit in Canada. Is free trade truly free – and fair? What roles do US President Trump, economic powerhouse China, and the EU play in global trade?

When it comes to global trade, it would seem that trickery, threats and deception are the order of the day – yet all this takes place largely beyond the reach of the public eye. Donald Trump has made “America First” his agenda and rallying cry. Along with aiming sharp criticism at global export champion Germany, Trump has also introduced punitive tariffs and warned of further measures. Will this fresh wave of protectionism lead to economic isolationism and threaten global free trade? And what about those for whom free trade’s promise of prosperity increasingly rings hollow? Around the world, many people have come to regard themselves as the losers of globalization. If the true winners of free trade and globalization are not ordinary citizens, has the time come to revise the liberal orthodoxy of free trade? This documentary visits Germany, Switzerland, the United States and Cameroon to explore these issues by way of some everyday examples, including the trade in onions, floor tiles, and bicycles.

DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary.”

WerePups…


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Date: October 01, 2018

01) The Original “Real Werewolf Baby”

“Whether they appear on television, are shared on the internet, or are carried around public places, WerePups are continually met with fascinatingly extreme reactions. From pure disgust to complete adoration, it’s clear that this unusual breed of infant strikes a chord with people young and old in a very big way. Often referred to as a combination of both cute and creepy, perhaps the most intriguing comment is the question that pops up daily to WerePup owners around the world: Is that real?”

I kind of like these.

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