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  1. Deported to Danger: US Deportation Policies Expose Salvadorans to Death and Abuse

    Don't remember whether I've already posted this, so:

    https://www.hrw.org/report/2020/02/05/deported-danger/united-states-deportation-policies-expose-salvadorans-death-and

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    Orange Erdogan vs. Immigration Nation

    A new documentary peers inside the secretive world of immigration enforcement. The filmmakers faced demands to delete scenes and delay broadcast until after the election.
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    You might be able to get a ride on one of the...

    You might be able to get a ride on one of the Soros/Gates buses.

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  4. Thread: covid-19

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    I expect there will be extremely embarrassing and...

    I expect there will be extremely embarrassing and costly fiascoes such as these in many countries:

    https://twitter.com/JolyonMaugham/status/1291437607444979721
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    Coming weeks not looking good, no. Meanwhile,...

    Coming weeks not looking good, no.

    Meanwhile, in the land of stable geniuses:

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    But wait, it gets better (worse):

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    American conservatism is just so contemptible: ...

    American conservatism is just so contemptible:

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    This is all it is now—a ceaseless, deranged rant intended to stoke irrational fear among idiots.
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    In the context of this pandemic, a high hit-rate...

    In the context of this pandemic, a high hit-rate almost necessarily implies inadequate control of community transmission. You miss too many pre-/paucisymptomatic carriers, and covid patients likely...
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    If Trump loses spectacularly now or is somehow...

    If Trump loses spectacularly now or is somehow suddenly removed from power a second term, I expect disorder, with many Republican politicians at various levels trying to see how much more they can...
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    The numbers aren't that low. For each confirmed...

    The numbers aren't that low. For each confirmed case, there's a much greater number of infected people who haven't been tested.



    Important to highlight test positivity rate, but, for the...
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    Agree; hence I'm mostly neutral about their ads,...

    Agree; hence I'm mostly neutral about their ads, and positive about their secondary aim of taking down GOP congressmen. But I'm also scornful of how they and their entourage of disgraced Republican...
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    I guess what I'm thinking is that the contingent...

    I guess what I'm thinking is that the contingent of Republican voters who haven't already resolved to vote against Trump but will do so because of these ads... must be 1. vanishingly small, and 2....
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    It will speak to people who enjoyed the worst...

    It will speak to people who enjoyed the worst part of Independence Day :downcast:

    I think it's a good ad; I just don't think these ads are all that relevant. They're media-savvy strategists but I...
  13. Thread: teevee sucks

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    Forced myself to sit through The Old Guard. Cool...

    Forced myself to sit through The Old Guard. Cool premise, no soul, execution reminiscent of generic teen scifi drama. Stilted dialogue. Passable action choreography, but unsatisfying action...
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    Beirut explosion

    Hundreds of people injured, nearby hospitals damaged and overwhelmed, a lot of confusion.
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    Season 1 was cool but a bit hit-or-miss. Season 2...

    Season 1 was cool but a bit hit-or-miss. Season 2 is one of the best seasons of a show I've ever seen, apart from a couple of pacing errors and the fake Swedish. They really connect with their...
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    I hate to be the one to have to tell you this but...

    I hate to be the one to have to tell you this but you got clowned by youtube's recommendation algorithm like an idiot :haha: for what it's worth, you're not the only sucker who's been taken in by...
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    :cool: If you haven't read that fantastic...

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    If you haven't read that fantastic piece by Max Fisher about how YouTube radicalized millions of confused dudes in Brazil—and turned them into absolute caricatures like our Colombian friend...
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    About to finish the entire second season of...

    About to finish the entire second season of Umbrella Academy in one sitting.
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    "Fry em like bacon" isn't like "nice business...

    "Fry em like bacon" isn't like "nice business there, sure would be a shame if an untimely accident were to happen."

    But you know what is? "I need you to do me a favor though."
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    Look, none of the protesters in question were...

    Look, none of the protesters in question were seen carrying stoves and frying pans large enough to fry an actual policeman like bacon. There's no way "fry em like bacon" falls under the rubric of...
  21. Thread: covid-19

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    Look, I think we both know you're not a person...

    Look, I think we both know you're not a person who's capable of assessing anyone's intellect. Come on man, you're the dumbest person in the room. You can't possibly be unaware of this.
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    It shows a surge, and implies a greater surge...

    It shows a surge, and implies a greater surge than it shows.
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    Lmao no you idiot, you're the biggest clown on...

    Lmao no you idiot, you're the biggest clown on the planet :haha:
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    Lmao that is the ugliest rendition of "back the...

    Lmao that is the ugliest rendition of "back the blue" I've ever seen
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    Haven't read this yet so I can't comment in...

    Haven't read this yet so I can't comment in detail, but I suspect it'll be worth reading:

    How the Pandemic Defeated America
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