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Cuomo. Toxic to women. Clinton. Toxic to women. Only women can avoid being toxic to women.

Except for former Democratic congresswoman Katie Hill who slept with her aide. She's also toxic to women for getting laid.
 

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"China has now got other brands in its crosshairs - but will this campaign actually work?

In just 24 hours H&M has been all but erased from China's digital world; you can't buy its tops and dresses on the biggest online retail platforms, you can't get a taxi to take you to one of its shops on the biggest ride hailing app.

The physical stores are still there and open - almost all of them - but in the sphere where China's ruling Communist Party can coordinate most quickly, H&M has disappeared.

Only sales figures and decisions from the firm's Sweden HQ will accurately reveal the impact this campaign is having."

World's second largest economy spites you H&M....
 

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"China has now got other brands in its crosshairs - but will this campaign actually work?

In just 24 hours H&M has been all but erased from China's digital world; you can't buy its tops and dresses on the biggest online retail platforms, you can't get a taxi to take you to one of its shops on the biggest ride hailing app.

The physical stores are still there and open - almost all of them - but in the sphere where China's ruling Communist Party can coordinate most quickly, H&M has disappeared.

Only sales figures and decisions from the firm's Sweden HQ will accurately reveal the impact this campaign is having."

World's second largest economy spites you H&M....
I only wear Supima.
 

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I only wear Supima.

A lot of clothes woven from Supima cotton are made in China. My local Target store (different from North American Target) sells Supima cotton bedsheets, towels, t-shirts and probably other items, too. Without exception, they're all made in China. So although the cotton wasn't picked by Uighurs, it's still being woven and made into clothes in Chinese factories.

It's cheaper to take the cotton from the US to China, weave it into cloth, make it into clothes or other goods, and then bring it back to western countries again, rather than weaving cloth and making clothes in first world countries.

And, whether we like it or not, most people like cheap clothes... and cheap electronics... and other cheap consumer goods.

People might whinge about China's business practices and politico-economic system but unless and until consumers actually change their behaviour and start actively buying products that are made in first-world countries, companies will continue selling made-in-China products.
 

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"The US, Japan and Australia were also among the signatories of a statement that said: 'A professional military follows international standards for conduct and is responsible for protecting - not harming - the people it serves.'"

"The military held a parade to mark Armed Forces Day. Representatives of Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand attended."

and the battle lines are drawn.
 

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A lot of clothes woven from Supima cotton are made in China. My local Target store (different from North American Target) sells Supima cotton bedsheets, towels, t-shirts and probably other items, too. Without exception, they're all made in China. So although the cotton wasn't picked by Uighurs, it's still being woven and made into clothes in Chinese factories.

It's cheaper to take the cotton from the US to China, weave it into cloth, make it into clothes or other goods, and then bring it back to western countries again, rather than weaving cloth and making clothes in first world countries.

And, whether we like it or not, most people like cheap clothes... and cheap electronics... and other cheap consumer goods.

People might whinge about China's business practices and politico-economic system but unless and until consumers actually change their behaviour and start actively buying products that are made in first-world countries, companies will continue selling made-in-China products.
The Dutch parliament have now classed the treatment of the Uighurs as genocide. Either it's a bit of virtue signalling with no bite, or they're going to have to go all the way with sanctions and embargoes. I don't think there will be any of that.

Consumers are only part of it, governments have a part to play too. The offshoring of our industrial and medical manufacturing was a strategic mistake in parts. Certainly, medical equipment and drug manufacturing should be repatriated with some urgency.
 

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I only wear Supima.
US, Brazilian or Argentinian pima cotton?

Have you also looked at where Pima cotton is exported to and where the garments are produced? You can find made-in-China with US Supima fabric in garments all day long. Or other places with cheap exploitive labour practices.
 

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"It is reportedly the first time in Brazilian history that the chiefs of the army, navy and air force have stood down together over a disagreement with the president."

Hopefully the military guy handling the health file stayed on.
 

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One does hope this is all true and the net finally closes in on Sturgeon and her alleged marriage of convenience:

 

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From the NYT - link below:

How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations​

Online donors were guided into weekly recurring contributions. Demands for refunds spiked. Complaints to banks and credit card companies soared. But the money helped keep Donald Trump’s struggling campaign afloat.

Stacy Blatt was in hospice care last September listening to Rush Limbaugh’s dire warnings about how badly Donald J. Trump’s campaign needed money when he went online and chipped in everything he could: $500.

It was a big sum for a 63-year-old battling cancer and living in Kansas City on less than $1,000 per month. But that single contribution — federal records show it was his first ever — quickly multiplied. Another $500 was withdrawn the next day, then $500 the next week and every week through mid-October, without his knowledge — until Mr. Blatt’s bank account had been depleted and frozen. When his utility and rent payments bounced, he called his brother, Russell, for help.

What the Blatts soon discovered was $3,000 in withdrawals by the Trump campaign in less than 30 days. They called their bank and said they thought they were victims of fraud.

“It felt,” Russell said, “like it was a scam.”

But what the Blatts believed was duplicity was actually an intentional scheme to boost revenues by the Trump campaign and the for-profit company that processed its online donations, WinRed. Facing a cash crunch and getting badly outspent by the Democrats, the campaign had begun last September to set up recurring donations by default for online donors, for every week until the election.

Contributors had to wade through a fine-print disclaimer and manually uncheck a box to opt out.

 

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One does hope this is all true and the net finally closes in on Sturgeon and her alleged marriage of convenience:


If you're an opponent of devolution shouldn't you want her to stay? She's never going to quite get enough votes in a referendum to take it over the top.
 

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From the NYT - link below:

How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations​

Online donors were guided into weekly recurring contributions. Demands for refunds spiked. Complaints to banks and credit card companies soared. But the money helped keep Donald Trump’s struggling campaign afloat.




You could just replace the word Trump and replace it with a reverend so and so or televangelist and the outcome will be the same.
 

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If you're an opponent of devolution shouldn't you want her to stay? She's never going to quite get enough votes in a referendum to take it over the top.
It's the squalor of a corrupt one party state agitating on the border of England and for whom has delivered bad outcomes on all measurable outcomes since taking power, that is the issue. They are bigots and what's worse they are bigots who exist on the dole money of the English, the very nation they so despise.
 

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One of these things is not like the others (click on the tweet to see the individual Easter greetings):

 

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An Easter message of impotent rage and grievance for the masses. Hallelujah he is risen, indeed! Lol
 

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If you stop talking about him, he gets less oxygen and will likely get bored he is being ignored and move on.
 

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Just ride it out...and give your PR person daily fits.

“Gaetz denies any wrongdoing and says he’s not resigning. And his insistence on riding out the bad headlines in office may be a good political bet. After all, recent political history has shown lawmakers can get away with it — for a while, at least — if they’re willing to stay defiant even as they endure daily revelations about their allegedly sordid personal lives.”

“That might be part of why we’re seeing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stay so defiant in the face of not one but three brewing scandals — over allegations of sexual harassment by multiple staff members, of concealing the true extent of nursing home deaths due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and of favoring friends and family members for Covid-19 testing access.

During these months of turmoil, Cuomo’s taken a page from the GOP playbook: He’s brushed off calls for his resignation from most of New York’s Democratic congressional members even as he faces an impeachment probe by the state Legislature and an investigation by state Attorney General Letitia James over the sexual harassment allegations.

At the same time, legislators don’t seem in a hurry to consider impeachment, and after initial calls to resign by Democratic elected officials, there’s largely been radio silence. For now, the governor’s wait-it-out strategy is working.”
 
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