Ridiculous Stories In The News

Nazis - the penultimate justification for a military response.

Israel versus Hamas Nazis


“The world cannot buy Hamas’s propaganda. Hamas is worse than Islamic State. Hamas is the new Nazis,”

Russia versus Ukraine Nazis


"Kuzmin echoed Russian claims about what he called 'neo-Nazis' in Kyiv and drew parallels between Russia’s attack on Ukraine and the 1999 NATO airstrikes on Serbia aimed at halting Belgrade’s military campaign in Kosovo.

Another lawyer for Russia, Sienho Yee, told judges that Russia had not used the genocide convention to justify its military actions in Ukraine, saying they 'are based on the right to self-determination and its inherent right to self-defense.'"

China versus ....


F*ck there are Nazis here too.
 

"Umesh and Moses are among thousands of sanitation workers from low-caste communities who manually clean sewers, septic tanks, toilets and drains. They are widely considered manual scavengers, though experts say the legal definition of the term, which only includes people who clean or handle human waste in spaces such as 'insanitary latrines' or railway tracks, is too narrow.

Deaths like those of Umesh and Moses - usually through asphyxiation from inhaling toxic gases in the sewer - are often reported from different Indian cities."

This has to rank up there with one of the most ignoble ways to die.
 
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Doesn't it work the other way around? Or you give them the gift of sex?
 

"Since you have short hair, you must be a feminist. I'm a male chauvinist, and I think feminists deserve to be assaulted,"

In the country that is greatly admired in the west for being the most advanced, liberal, democratic and aligned with Western values.
 

A committee, chaired by Iran, criticizes US on lgbtq+ rights.

Speaks volumes on the strong credibility these organizations have these days.
 

"No phones, confined to a prison-style dormitory, sleeping on five-bed-high bunk beds, and surviving on rationed food served by those menacing guards."

People volunteered for this? I hope they are well compensated because if you're doing it for free there are plenty of hell holes in China, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Israel, and a hole underneath Gaza you can experience this.
 

"Groom Chaturong Suksuk, 29 and Kanchana Pachunthuek, 44, were married on Saturday in north-east Thailand.

According to reports, he left the wedding party abruptly and returned with a gun, shooting his wife, her 62-year-old mother and 38-year-old sister.

Stray bullets hit two guests, who were taken to hospital. One of them died."

That's quite an argument for newly weds.
 
Shoppers discover boxes of Cheerios, bags of Loblaws chips that weigh far less than advertised

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"Turns out, each box in the jumbo pack contained a little over 500 grams of cereal and the 1.01 kilogram printed on each box is actually the total weight of the two boxes combined — a detail missing on the packaging. "

The one on the left makes sense. Maybe the others are two-packs that got split up.

What's more disturbing is how a grown adult man can manage to eat 1kg of processed carbohydrates that lives in a box for years.
 

"Under the new schedule, the cruise departed from New York City on Dec. 16, docked in Boston for three days and was scheduled to stop in Portland, Maine, on Wednesday and Canada on Thursday before returning to the Big Apple on Saturday. The itinerary change left guests scrambling to repack for winter cold instead of tropical heat."

Welcome cruisers to the northeast at the beginning of winter!

"Once on board, Allen shared a TikTok video showing kids swimming in an outdoor deck pool on the ship in chilly New York weather. 'It’s cold cold — like wind-blowing cold. Like officially cold,'"

Are you from around here? Outdoor pools have been closed for months.
 

I wait for the system where if you opt out then you get slapped with payment processing and service charges.
 

I wait for the system where if you opt out then you get slapped with payment processing and service charges.
Fascinating how USA centric this article is - (fair enuff in one way its a USA article) doesn't even seem to acknowledge the fact that the buyer/customer is being asked to choose if the worker is to be paid. Is this the norm in any other country?
https://www.bbc.com/worklife/articl...EVnLJyZCwhLuGvCJrLzaYriQKj8tI-ujLOv58Nb_h1-LU
 

"Krispy Kreme Doughnuts opened in Paris last month to great applause. Hundreds lined up outside, some overnight, to be there when the first shop opened. Happy patrons emerged with boxes of the glazed confections, triumphant, officers of the new avant-garde cuisine."

Mon dieu! Pourquoi? No one should be queuing for Krispy Kreme....no one should even eat Krispy Kreme.
 
Fascinating how USA centric this article is - (fair enuff in one way its a USA article) doesn't even seem to acknowledge the fact that the buyer/customer is being asked to choose if the worker is to be paid. Is this the norm in any other country?
https://www.bbc.com/worklife/articl...EVnLJyZCwhLuGvCJrLzaYriQKj8tI-ujLOv58Nb_h1-LU

A number of US states increased their minimum wage in 2024 and proprietors responded by laying off these folks to make the figures work.

Are you asking us to only patronizing places that have fixed/calculated service charges and pay living wages to their staff?
 

"They offered him half a million rupees - almost three years wages - just to have sex with the woman and promised further reward of 800,000 rupees if she conceived."

As the potential employee - is there a book, do I get to choose the women I bed with?

As the employer - isn't it faster just to get the guy to put it in a cup? I have to arrange a safe space, clean the dirty sheets, put in security so people don't go wild, etc. That's a lot of overhead.
 

You can't possibly expect key government figures who are at exposed whilst doing their jobs and might be subject to lockdown and quarantine due to an outbreak to go dry when they need to isolate for XX days.
 
Are you asking us to only patronizing places that have fixed/calculated service charges and pay living wages to their staff?
Why not ? Its the fair and civilized way. I've never understood making people beg from customers as a way to get paid.
 

"...many ticketholders who attended concerts on a weeknight had to get up early to go to work and/or take care of their family responsibilities the next day"

Because of the delay I drank too much and had a hangover. Also I'm a Madonna fan so I'm old so I need 9 hours in bed per day.
 
Why not ? Its the fair and civilized way. I've never understood making people beg from customers as a way to get paid.

There are a handful of places here that have tried the living wage route by adding a service charge that distributes collected money to front and back of the house or just paying people a living wage and increasing their prices across the board.

I would say many drop the concept after some blog/newspaper/magazine covers them, or the restaurant/bar/cafe just goes under (not necessarily because of the wage situation). I also heard the front of the house people believe they deserve a bigger cut because they hustle to get more of the customer's business versus the dishwasher in the back so there's resentment and they quit and move on to a place where they can get gratuities.
 

“'OK, talking about the snow not being filtered, I didn’t grow up drinking filtered water,' she explained. 'We drank out of the tap water. We actually put our mouths on the tap and then sometimes like in the summer, when it was hot, we drank out of the hose, like, we put our mouth on the hose, growing up.'"

'Maybe that’s why I’m like this,' Witherspoon quipped. 'So what you’re saying to me is I have to filter the snow before I eat it? I just can’t. Filtered snow. I don’t know how to do that.'”

I don't have snow accumulated here but I do have a puddle of water. I could make something from that.
 

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