Bob Fosse: A Japanese temple is vandalized and it’s somehow the fault of BLM, Antifa and Biden...because, well, just because....
Pointing out the possibility does make the point that it could be these Left wing groups. The article associated this incident with an overall pattern of violence against Asians without any evidence as to the motivations of the vandal. If it is legitimate to blame this incident on a general anti -asian spike in violence it cannot also be ruled out as being associated with a general large increase in Left wing motivated violence and vandalism that has occurred in major Democrat run cities over the past year.
This article is unnecessarily provocative and divisive because it seeks to lay blame, to some extent, without any evidence. If the author wanted to make a point about anti-Asian violence it should be backed by facts not conjecture. It is quite possibly true that Asians are subject to racially motivated crimes out of proportion to other groups but the article provides no evidence of it. Stats from an advocacy group isn’t proof - it’s advocacy. Let’s wait to see what the investigation finds. If it turns out the perpetrator was a non-White male I suspect the response to the incident will be calibrated according. In other words not media reporting but media advocacy. There has been way too much of this leading to a decline in trust in the media and within society overall.
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I am amazed at how many people do not know what or where Asia is, and how diverse the people that live there are.
Does the average Japanese or Chinese person know the difference between a German and an Austrian? A Serbian and Bulgarian? People living their lives can’t be expected to be literate in the nationalities and cultures of every region on the planet. What they should be expected to do is respect the rights of others. That isn’t what happens when people are not educated in the rights of individuals over group identities. The more you emphasize tribalism the more tribalism you will get.
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Antifa or BLM? Fits their pattern.
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You didn't answer the question at all, I daresay because it's taboo for Trump fanatics to acknowledge any of the debts he's racked up.
It’s amusing to see this back and forth over a debt that both sides have contributed to. A Dem president raising a debt with a Republican Congress and vice versa. In this case it’s a Dem president with a Dem controlled Congress eagerly adding $2 trillion to the debt a mere three months after $1 trillion shoveled out the door. Can’t spend the money fast enough before demanding more. The spending by both sides is way past past ludicrous to pure insanity. It’s to the point now that it doesn’t matter anymore what they spend. Just give every citizen a million dollars and stop pretending that you give a damn about the future.
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Republicans need to do all they can to oppose Biden’s $1.9 trillion waste. Only a small fraction is planned for direct covid aid. Oppose Biden’s loony policies and America wins.
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Open borders! It’s what the global elites want - so it must be good for the deplorables.
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The "party of law and order", once again arguing about how the law should not be enforced so as to keep order.
Neither party seems to care much about law and order over these past four years.
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The Dems just can’t give up on going after him. Maybe the GOP can go after Clinton again. There is the pedophile island angle. The legacy of the Biden administration will be escalating polarization and hate. Picking up right where Obama/Biden left off.
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The Washington Post reported last week that some U.S. personnel had told the department they had been subjected to the anal tests.
Hmmm... Foreign service doesn’t seem as desirable a profession as it once did.
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Strangerland: From a numbers standpoint, black people have much more to worry from covid than from the police.
You do realize it’s dangerous for facts like this to get out. Statements such as statistically speaking blacks have much more to worry about from other blacks than from the police can lead to accusations of bigotry and support for systemic racism. Careful - your use of facts and logic can get you cancelled.
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Tokyo 2020 chief says gender equality efforts as important as virus containment
Says the leader of an organization with separate competitions based on gender. There is no logic these days given that we are supposed to believe that gender isn’t even a binary proposition anymore. If she finds that women are dying of covid infection at a lower rate than men will she insist on parity? Gender equality is important you know!
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And where does that stop?
The Executive branch doesn’t have authority over the Legislative branch. Up the chain leads not to Trump - but to Pelosi and McConnell.
Yes he did. Even Mitch McConnell clearly stated it.
McConnell was avoiding his and Pelosi’s culpability.
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More than 200 Trump thugs arrested and charged, including people from QAnon, Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers.
Don’t forget the BLM leaders and supporters caught in the Capitol melee: John Sullivan and Jonathan Gennaro Mellis.
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No need to jump to conclusions.
I was keeping the focus on the rioters- the actual cause of the rioting.
It’s a Senate hearing to examine the evidence and find who is responsible for the lack of security on January 6th.
There were hundreds of police officers there. They called for reinforcements and none showed up for hours. Just go up the chain of command. The leaders of the capitol police have already resigned. We know who is responsible- they have admitted their culpability. Shouldn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure out what is already known.
Saying "peacefully" once in a speech after months of riling people up with lies isn't exactly "pleading".
Democrats and Republicans are all on camera riling up people with violent talk such as “fight”, “get in their face”, “pushback”, “enemy”, etc. The Dems egged on months and months of violence last year. There is a legal standard for incitement and Trump did nothing of the sort. Nothing different from Senator Schumer denouncing two Supreme Court justices by name before a crowd rushed the court building and began banging on the doors looking to get at them.
Bottom line is anyone caught rioting is culpable - whether it’s at a federal courthouse in Portland or the US Capitol. Unless you are telling them to storm the buildings you are exercising free speech. Using different standards for people you don’t like allowed Democrats to justify slavery and Jim Crow laws for hundreds of years of American history. Government by law is better than government by mob against those you dislike.
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Trudeau welcomed the Biden administration, citing in particular Washington's renewed attention to climate change in contrast to former U.S. President Donald Trump.
Trudeau is a hypocrite virtue signaling to obscure the fact that Canada produces huge amounts of petroleum from tar sands.
If he practiced what he preached and agreed with John Kerry the world has only 9 years left before its game over - he should declare an national emergency and throw tens of thousands of Canadians into the unemployment line and forgoing the billions in tax revenues.
Virtue signaling vs. the end of the world as we know it. Choose Trudeau.
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We could just blame the rioters for rioting and leave it at that.
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"If you feel like you've been failed by the state time and time again, it's not hugely surprising if you don't have a huge amount of faith in state-backed initiatives like the (vaccine) rollout," she told AFP.
So what’s the answer? Deny science? The bad outcomes are a self-fulfilling prophecy. It seems their is no solution with the self reinforcing attitudes of activists on the far Left.
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There isn’t enough evidence to have a clear picture of the drugs effectiveness. Clinical trials then decide. Not the other way around.
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In this century wars were started by republican presidents.
And Biden supported everyone of them. And the wars started by the Obama-Biden administration in Syria and Libya.
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It's called capitalism, name of the game is profit for the executive class.
If you don't like it, work to change the system.
The problem with this comment is that capitalism allows you to start a private company, earn loads of cash, and pay your employees the same amount you make. It’s called freedom. Capitalism doesn’t require you to change the system. The system is up to you.
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Biden is writing executive orders at a record pace. That means he is going around democracy at a faster rate than any other president in history. His idea of an alliance is for America to sacrifice for all and pay the bills so the Europeans will say nice things to him at global confabs. Authoritarian at home, push over abroad. That’s the Bidet Way.
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@SuperLib: The moderates won out, we made a deal, and the Iranian nuclear threat was contained.
You can’t seriously believe that. The Iranians were supplying materials and support for IEDs that were killing US and allied soldiers in Iraq. Iran never stopped their nuclear weapons program. The naïveté of the Left when it comes to Iran is astounding. The Iranians, through their actions and words day in and day out are screaming at the world that they are a religious fascist state bent on exporting their destructive ideology. The Left is deaf to it all. It’s as possible if their own authoritarian ideology takes away all common sense.
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I hope more countries join in to take down Facebook and the other out of control tech behemoths including Google. They are using their near monopoly status to violate their user’s privacy and freedom of speech. This brazen effort to dictate to the Australian government should be a warning to us all.
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Figures we would get a story on this PR debacle for a conservative. Nothing on Cuomo’s cover-up of his death sentence for 15,000 elderly nursing home residents.
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Dressed in black and wearing a hijab, she told them that the whole country was “united in grief.” and told the country, "they are us."
All virtue signaling and posing. When she has to make a hard choice and support a Muslim woman and her children she throws them under the bus. Actions speak louder than symbolism.
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Pam Ardern is a first class Islamaphobe. And not an ounce of empathy for a downtrodden woman and her children. Surely there is a program she can be placed in that with the right amount of Left wing indoctrination and ample welfare benefits can help turn this woman’s life around and provide a future for her unfortunate underprivileged children.
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Time for the bubbly dance. Enjoy the goods times now folks - it may be another 30 years before things are this good again.
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