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Slavery is a choice..according to Kanye

Black people could have easily just thrown down their shackles and walked out... what were they thinking?!
I think that Kanye West is a deluded egomaniac, but in his defence, I think that he was attempting to mount a very poorly-expressed argument that African-Americans are still obsessed by the history of their slavery and, as a result, still see themselves as victims. That victim mentality then holds them back and stops them from being successful.

That's my understanding of what he said, anyway. I think that he tried to explain himself further via Twitter after the interview.
 

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Black owned coffee shops open their doors wider

"The arrests spurred protests against Starbucks and the Philadelphia police, as well as calls for the city's coffee drinkers to support small, black-owned coffee shops instead. Franny Lou's customers shared stories on social media about how Kind offered a 'safe space'; one patron left a handwritten note: 'I'd rather give my coins to Blew & crew than racist Starbucks.'"

Black people only congregating at black owned cafes. Isn't that reverse segregation?
 

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I think that Kanye West is a deluded egomaniac, but in his defence, I think that he was attempting to mount a very poorly-expressed argument that African-Americans are still obsessed by the history of their slavery and, as a result, still see themselves as victims. That victim mentality then holds them back and stops them from being successful.

That's my understanding of what he said, anyway. I think that he tried to explain himself further via Twitter after the interview.
The victim mentality is slavery.

Black owned coffee shops open their doors wider

"The arrests spurred protests against Starbucks and the Philadelphia police, as well as calls for the city's coffee drinkers to support small, black-owned coffee shops instead. Franny Lou's customers shared stories on social media about how Kind offered a 'safe space'; one patron left a handwritten note: 'I'd rather give my coins to Blew & crew than racist Starbucks.'"

Black people only congregating at black owned cafes. Isn't that reverse segregation?
This is the toxic end game of identity politics, segregration with groups and fanctions all competing for a share of the welfare and dole money. I'm more prejudiced against than thou!
 

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/jogger-who-accidentally-crossed-u-s-border-from-b-c-detained-for-2-weeks-1.4717060

"A visitor from France says she was jogging along the beach south of White Rock, B.C., when she crossed the U.S. border without realizing it. So began a two-week nightmare that landed her in a prison jumpsuit.

Cedella Roman, 19, didn't know it at the time, but as she ran southeast along the beach on the evening of May 21, she crossed a municipal boundary — and, shortly after, an international border.

As the tide started to come in, she veered up and onto a dirt path before stopping to take a photo of the picturesque setting.

She turned around to head back — and that's when she was apprehended by two U.S. Border Patrol officers."

"The family is unsure if Roman will be allowed back into the United States."

Pretty sure she doesn't want to go after experiencing American hospitality.
 

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Iran women dance in support of arrested Instagram teen

"The Iranian government has strict rules governing women's clothing and dancing with members of the opposite sex in public is banned, except in front of immediate family members. Ms Hojabri's videos showed her dancing at home without the mandatory headscarf, or hijab."

Hijabs are required at home? I don't remember that being a rule. It makes you wonder the religious men who make these rules whether they are closet homosexuals who masturbate to gay porn.
 

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Iran women dance in support of arrested Instagram teen

"The Iranian government has strict rules governing women's clothing and dancing with members of the opposite sex in public is banned, except in front of immediate family members. Ms Hojabri's videos showed her dancing at home without the mandatory headscarf, or hijab."

Hijabs are required at home? I don't remember that being a rule. It makes you wonder the religious men who make these rules whether they are closet homosexuals who masturbate to gay porn.
No one wears the scarfs at home. They hate the theocracy as much as we do. They're a high IQ race who's diaspora is extremely successful and integrated second generation. That's the problem the mad mullahs have. The Persians are unsuitable for theocracy and authoritarian rule.
 

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No one wears the scarfs at home. They hate the theocracy as much as we do. They're a high IQ race who's diaspora is extremely successful and integrated second generation. That's the problem the mad mullahs have. The Persians are unsuitable for theocracy and authoritarian rule.
One of my fellow students was from Iran, she moved with the rest of her family to Florence in the 80's, I think.
She told us that, if you wanted to have a party at home, you had to invite a local policeman to avoid trouble when special police came to check up on you.
If the Anglo-Americans hadn't fucked up the region, Iran would have had a proper democracy since the 50's.
 

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Why Jeremy Hunt's 'Japanese' wife gaffe is a bad mistake

"The UK's new Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is on an official visit to China - but an embarrassing gaffe is stealing the headlines instead.
Mr Hunt tried to get into his host's good books by mentioning that his wife is Chinese - but called her 'Japanese' instead."

I had to read this twice. He's Foreign Secretary? Is he qualified for that cabinet position? Maybe he ought to stick to calling his wife oriental or yellow. Either that or he's clearly shagging someone else.
 

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Just try it Saudi Arabia and we in Canada will bring our (limited) fire and fury to your desert kingdom.
 

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Just try it Saudi Arabia and we in Canada will bring our (limited) fire and fury to your desert kingdom.
Poor Justin. He just learned that even he cannot poke the Kingdom's hives with a short stick and not get stung.

Cannot be cured via selfies or dancing in native dress. He is out of ammo.

Maybe if he wears a burka and/or lets the foreign minister diddle him?
 

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Poor Justin. He just learned that even he cannot poke the Kingdom's hives with a short stick and not get stung.

Cannot be cured via selfies or dancing in native dress. He is out of ammo.

Maybe if he wears a burka and/or lets the foreign minister diddle him?
I'm not hearing the patriotism for Queen and country there. Maybe it's a west of Manitoba thing
 

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Poor Justin. He just learned that even he cannot poke the Kingdom's hives with a short stick and not get stung.

Cannot be cured via selfies or dancing in native dress. He is out of ammo.

Maybe if he wears a burka and/or lets the foreign minister diddle him?
 

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https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-47379828/trump-kim-summit-what-north-koreans-are-saying

Three things.

1 - why are people working for the government wearing winter coats indoors?

2 - when the man is interviewed on the street all the pedestrians passing by behind him are wearing the same attire

3 - when the woman on the crowded bus says she misses the dear leader, I'm led to believe this is a rush hour bus to or from work. The road is empty. Not a car or any other vehicle in sight.
 

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Philippines police find 1500 turtles

A total of 1,529 turtles and tortoises of different species were found in four pieces of unclaimed luggage in the arrivals area of Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Sunday.”

I found it more amazing that you can fit that many turtles in four pieces of checked luggage in addition to clothes which I hope the poor chap was using as insulation for the plastic boxes. I cannot imagine after the flight what the stench of turtle urine and feces of 1500 of them would smell like.

 

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Hamburglar strikes again, feasts on $2,000 in meals using customer's McDonald's app

"The fraudster pulled off the fast-food scam by infiltrating O'Rourke's McDonald's mobile app account, which was linked to his debit card. The scammer then used the app to order more than 100 meals for pick-up between April 12 and 18. The smorgasbord included McFlurries, Big Macs, Chicken McNuggets and poutine."

$2,000 of McDonald's in one week? And this bloke isn't dead yet? Even if you shared it with a few mates I think $2,000 is not humanly possible. The police should check the hospitals for someone who came in with a coronary. I can't imagine any of the rubbish from McDonald's could be put in a freezer or resold for any value.
 

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Hamburglar strikes again, feasts on $2,000 in meals using customer's McDonald's app

"The fraudster pulled off the fast-food scam by infiltrating O'Rourke's McDonald's mobile app account, which was linked to his debit card. The scammer then used the app to order more than 100 meals for pick-up between April 12 and 18. The smorgasbord included McFlurries, Big Macs, Chicken McNuggets and poutine."

$2,000 of McDonald's in one week? And this bloke isn't dead yet? Even if you shared it with a few mates I think $2,000 is not humanly possible. The police should check the hospitals for someone who came in with a coronary. I can't imagine any of the rubbish from McDonald's could be put in a freezer or resold for any value.
Easy. Plenty of people order $50 at Maccas. X 10 = $500 in one go. 2 weeks = 14 days, at least here it does.

I hope you don’t do budget estimates and scenarios at your work.
 

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Easy. Plenty of people order $50 at Maccas. X 10 = $500 in one go. 2 weeks = 14 days, at least here it does.

I hope you don’t do budget estimates and scenarios at your work.
$50? I can't even imagine eating half of that. That would be what two premium sandwiches with combos. I'd be dead the next day if I had two rounds of that within 24 hours. This is also CAD so it's cheaper.
 

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Sometimes the free newspapers in the UK have McDonalds vouchers. Big Mac and fries for only £1.99 or similar. Four vouchers, usually, per newspaper.

Why not clean out all the free newspapers on the day and use all the vouchers?

It’s a real steal.

Yum yum.
 

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Take two teenagers and you could spend heaps
Sometimes the free newspapers in the UK have McDonalds vouchers. Big Mac and fries for only £1.99 or similar. Four vouchers, usually, per newspaper.

Why not clean out all the free newspapers on the day and use all the vouchers?

It’s a real steal.

Yum yum.
Again - this assumes people enjoy eating rubbish and then dealing with the consequences afterwards.
 
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