Daily Archives: September 20, 2022

Muslims Harass Protest Against Death Penalty For Iranian Lesbians…


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Date: September 20, 2022

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“Recently, a group of young Muslims aggressively heckled a group protesting the death sentence of Iranian LGBTQ activists Zahra Sedighi-Hamadani and Elham Chobdar in Cologne, Germany. An Instagram video posted by veteran activist Maryam Namazie showed the angry youth shouting “Allahu Akbar” as the group tried to explain their intentions. In an interview with the Atheist Republic News Team, Namazie said she was about to give a speech when the incident happened. “I was holding an ‘Allah is a Woman’ sign,” she said. It was just one of the signs the protesters were holding, while most signs in the protests supported Zahra and Elham. “They saw the sign, and that’s when they started shouting ‘Allahu Akbar,’” Namazie explained. The caption of her video reads, “Let me repeat, they were not offended by two women being executed in Iran by an Islamic regime but by a sign.” Namazie saw beyond the hateful speech by the hecklers. “They were mixing [sexes], they were dressed in the western style, they were in the public spaces, and [one was] not wearing a hijab,” she described the group of young Muslims who heckled their protest. “For me, these are young people who are stuck in these positions, who obviously want to live the life they want but are held by identity politics and culturalism,” she said. She compared the realities of the two activists they are fighting for, Zahra and Elham, to that of the hecklers. “Dogma and hate were so strong it could have warped their minds,” she said. She said there are times that she gets mad with people that are unwilling to listen to opposing opinions. But this time, she did not feel anger towards them. “I find their reaction heartbreaking; it did not anger me; I felt heartbroken,” she said.

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https://www.atheistrepublic.com/news/muslims-harass-protest-against-death-penalty-iranian-lesbians

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The De-Population Bomb…


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Date: September 20, 2022

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“Recorded on June 14 at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC.

In 1970, Stanford professor Paul Ehrlich published a famous book, The Population Bomb, in which he described a disasterous future for humanity: “The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now.” That prediction turned out to be very wrong, and in this interview American Enterprise Institute scholar Nicholas Eberstadt tells how we are in fact heading toward the opposite problem: not enough people. For decades now, many countries have been unable to sustain a #population replacement birth rate, including in Western Europe, South Korea, Japan, and, most ominously, China. The societal and social impacts of this phenomenon are vast. We discuss those with Eberstadt as well as some strategies to avoid them.

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https://www.hoover.org/publications/uncommon-knowledge

See…the thing about “America being so glorious”…is that it all depends on who you are, where you’re coming from, what your needs are, and whether those holding power accept or target you.

For a lot of us…this is an extremely different, absolutely terrible America…Because we’ve spent our lives being kicked, trampled and preyed upon by the very system itself…

Those born into a system that caters to them, have the luxury of being able to wear rose colored glasses…

…For others who are not allowed to fit in and thrive…who live under constant threat…America is a hell hole.

It’s not that complicated.

It’s only a mystery, to those who have their heads stuffed up their own rear ends.

The “glory of America” is a fantasy…Look a tiny bit behind the surface, and you’ll find out it is a damn dirty lie.

What to do about the national pessimism in the USA?…

For starters…how about we stop demonizing and othering each other, and stop treating each other like shit?…

…That would be a great starting point…

…Get all the self serving blood suckers out of government…That would also be a tremendous step forward.

…Make sure everybody has their basic needs met…That would definitely change most peoples perspectives.

Teach and employ critical thinking skills, empathy, kind social skills and charity.

Equally protect all demographics under the law…Bring all demographics into the process of creating, maintaining and abolishing laws.

You want people to have hope?…Do everything you can, to give them stability and security.

If you’re not on board with these things…then you are not serious when posing the question, of how to combat widespread despair.

And to end…Oh, Good Freaking Grief!…

…We finally have institutions who are trying [however imperfect it sometimes is] to infuse some level of humanity into the culture…and this bozo is calling it “forty years of poison”…acting like “his good kind” have had to endure “four decades” of living under the whip and heel of oppression…or some such bullshit…all because it is hoped they will be decent and tolerant?

…No…his short comment about “perversion” did not go unnoticed…

…What an asshole.

I had higher hopes for this conversation…The subject matter really is quite interesting…But, alas…I’m ending up sharing this, more for my response comments, than any substance in the video…What a shame.

The Hoover Institute…an unfortunately conservative organization, has this tendency to drag interesting conversations back down to shitty, often demonstrably wrong, conservative talking points…

…I’m not going to remove them from my database of content sources [I do use an RSS reader also]…but every time I see they’ve published something new, I pause and contemplate whether I want to invest the time in watching/listening/reading it…because they always pull the predictable out of their hat…and conservative talking points aren’t normally so clever…or honest.

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero 🎖️ Full Episodes 🔴 Live 24/7…


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Date: September 20, 2022

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“All your favourite G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero episodes streaming live!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero follows an elite team of soldiers as they battle the evil Cobra organization. These heroes thwart the COBRA’s desire for world domination at every turn, cleverly stopping them from controlling the weather, creating unstoppable weapons, and genetically engineering super-warriors.”

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Japan man sets himself on fire in apparent protest of Abe funeral…

Date: September 20, 2022

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“On Wednesday, witnesses called police after spotting a man on fire near the prime minister’s office in Tokyo.

Officers put out the blaze, and took the still-conscious man to hospital, local media reported.

The extent of his injuries and his current condition is unknown. Japanese media reports say the man is believed to be in his 70s.

The government is yet to comment on the protest. But public opposition to the holding of the state funeral has intensified in recent months, with polls showing a majority of voters unhappy with the expenditure.

Abe was shot dead on 8 July, aged 67, at a campaign rally for his political party. The killing of Japan’s longest-serving prime minister was condemned internationally and shocked Japan, a country with a minimal record of political violence and gun crime.”

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The Justice Department Was Dangerous Before Trump. It’s Out of Control Now…

Date: September 20, 2022

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“…The state more and more now avails itself of a procedural trick that would have horrified everyone from Jefferson to to Potter Stewart to Thurgood Marshall. Investigating, say, one lawyer, prosecutors raid a whole firm, taking everything — emails, client files, cell phones and personal computers — then have a supposedly separate group of lawyers, called a “taint” or “filter” team, examine it all. In this way they learn the private details of hundreds or even thousands of clients in a shot, all people unrelated to the supposed case at hand.

But, they say, don’t worry, we’re not using any of those secrets, you can trust us. After all, we’re United States Attorneys. (And their paralegals. And legal assistants. And, perhaps, a few IRS or DEA or FBI agents, whose only job is to make cases against the types of people in those files. But still, don’t worry). Just because the whole concept of attorney-client privilege, as well as the 1st, 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments — guaranteeing rights to free speech, against unreasonable searches, and to due process and legal counsel, respectively — were created to bar exactly this kind of behavior, they insist the state would never abuse this authority.

Taint team targets are unpopular. They’re accused drug dealers, terrorists, corporate tax cheats, money launderers, Medicare fraudsters, and, importantly of late, their lawyers. You can add Trump administration officials to the list now. In cases involving such people government prosecutors have begun making an extraordinary claim. As a citizen cries foul when the state peeks at attorney communications, the Justice Department increasingly argues that affording certain people rights harms the secret objectives of the secret state.

The Trump case is almost incidental to this wider story of extralegal short-cuts, intimidation, improper searches, and especially, a constant, intensifying effort at discrediting the adversarial system in favor of an executive-branch-only vision of the law, in which your right to stand before a judge or jury would be replaced by secret bureaucratic decisions. “Trump has become the way they sell this,” says one defense attorney. “But it’s not about Trump. If you focus on Trump, you’ll miss how serious this is. And it started a long time ago.” When? “Go back to 9/11,” he says. “You’ll see.”

Very important report.

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NATO prolongs the Ukraine proxy war, and global havoc…

Date: September 20, 2022

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“Despite Ukrainian forces’ startling gains in the war against Russia,” the Washington Post adds, “the Biden administration anticipates months of intense fighting with wins and losses for each side, spurring U.S. plans for an open-ended campaign with no prospect for a negotiated end in sight.”

As has been apparent since the Ukraine crisis erupted, US planning for open-ended proxy warfare against Russia has led it to sabotage any prospect of a negotiated end.

“I like the structural path we’re on here,” Republican Senator Lindsey Graham recently declared. “As long as we help Ukraine with the weapons they need and the economic support, they will fight to the last person.”

“The prevailing willingness to sacrifice civilian well-being extends to the US public, as National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has newly made clear. Appearing at the Aspen Security Conference, Sullivan was asked if he is worried about the “American people’s staying power” on the Ukraine proxy war, amid “criticism that we’re spending billions and billions to support Ukraine, and not spending it here.”

Bunch of A-Holes.

There’s even people on twitter trying to re-frame this piece, as “denial of Ukraine’s will to fight Russia”…

…When in reality, it’s all about we in the U.S. who are fed up with U.S. warmongers, who’ve had their fingers all over Ukraine for decades, and whose actions have directly led to this war…and the obscene amounts of money leaving our country, while our own country endlessly falls into shambles.

Ukrainians have every right to defend themselves…though, to be honest, there continues to be an internal civil war going on…It seems legitimate to me, that some of the regions that have left Ukraine don’t want to be part of Ukraine.

What of the will of the people, who actually want to be free of Ukraine, and want the freedom to associate with Russia?

As for the people of the U.S…this is not our fight…These are not our decisions to make…and many of us are sick and tired, of watching “our” government constantly fanning the flames, holding a finger on every other violent conflict on the planet, forcing things to be far worse than they need to be…and pissing away our goodwill with the world…not to forget, stealing wealth and running the people into bankruptcy.

No…The U.S. should not be involved in the Ukraine war, other than maybe humanitarian aid.

The ugly reality is…these warmongers are making personal profit, off of the fact that this war is even happening at all…and the longer it goes on, the more money that gets poured into their bank accounts…That’s why they are sabotaging every opportunity to make peace here.

…They don’t give a flying fuck, about the literal fate of the Ukrainian public.

A lot of the U.S. population is wise to this fact.

The people who do have a humanitarian care for the Ukrainians, are the ones calling for an end to this war…even if it means a smaller Ukraine.

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