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tofugolem

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I apologize ahead of time for getting any pronouns wrong. If I do, I promise it's not on purpose, I'm just old and slow.

I know I'm supposed to be civil, but I make no promises if I interact with any fascists, white supremacists, or other far-right savages. Expect me to say a lot about politics.

I'm anticapitalist, but not crazy about Marx's solution.

I'm Japanese, Norwegian, and Swedish. I like cooking and nerd stuff.

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tofugolem, to journalism
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Dehumanization is an important preparatory step to enable genocide.

The media is complicit in this.

5-minute video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APzD4rqWAXQ

tofugolem, to random
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So that's how that works.

StillIRise1963, to random
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I don’t think we talk enough about how our government and nation are under attack by a foreign enemy.

tofugolem,
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@StillIRise1963
Reminder: Politicians and the mainstream media tell us that we have to ban TikTok because of foreign influence, but strangely, they say nothing about the withering attack Facebook and Twitter have facilitated from the Russian government.

We must ban TikTok because it MIGHT be used by the Chinese, but do nothing about Facebook and Twitter that have already been used by Russia to influence our elections?

tofugolem,
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@StillIRise1963
Hint: young people prefer TikTok, and young people are less likely to believe the pro-Israeli lies.

tofugolem,
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@TCatInReality @StillIRise1963
Sounds good to me.

I'm not a TikTok user, but it bugs me that the anti-TikTok arguments are so obviously disingenuous.

tofugolem,
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@TCatInReality @StillIRise1963
Reminder: the real reason they are going after TikTok is because young people prefer it, and young people are not falling for pro-Israel propaganda.

tofugolem, to random
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Cop/Trumpanzee got caught molesting a child.

When exposed and faced consequences, he threatened to rape and kill a bunch of people.

It's not drag queens who are doing this stuff.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-fired-police-officer-new-hampshire_n_6616de8ce4b0999df35397ba

tofugolem, to random
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If you really cared about the oppression of your white ancestors, you would be very angry about the continued oppression of marginalized groups today.

tofugolem, to random
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The Southern states would never have joined the union if doing so meant the end of slavery.

So the American electoral system was designed to give outsized voting power to rural voters specifically to preserve slavery despite popular opposition by most voters.

This compromise led to many of America's problems today.

And it's not just the right-wing media at fault for today. Notice how the mainstream media doesn't make a big deal about treason when it's rural whites.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2024/4/8/2234090/-White-Rural-Rage-The-Secret-Political-Force-Shaping-America-s-Future

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Overview of Israel's partial troop pullout from Gaza, Netanyahu's position & Israeli protests.

"Gaza marks six months of devastating war with Israel’s military announcing it’s pulling thousands of soldiers out of the south, including Khan Younis city, after months of fierce combat.

"Al Jazeera's senior political analyst says the gap is great between Israel & Hamas, but the momentum for a deal has grown substantially."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoHh_8nSA4w

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tofugolem,
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@DrALJONES
It's not a war, this is an extermination of civilians.

tofugolem, to random
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In my experience, it is a mistake to allow engineers to design user interfaces.

There are people who specialize in designing user interfaces. Hire those for your project.

Even if the engineers tell you they can do it better.

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DON'T KNOW WHO NEEDS TO HEAR THIS, but the amount of garlic in a recipe is only a suggestion. of the barest minimum, at that.

tofugolem,
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@grb090423 @poe1178 @blogdiva
It may be because other cultures insulted Italians for garlic consumption and complained about the way they smelled. Americans did this when Italians started coming here in numbers.

Kind of like how bigoted Japanese people call Koreans "garlic eater."

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@grb090423 @poe1178 @blogdiva
The irony is that the peoples who once said those bigoted things now eat more garlic than Italians. Weird how that works.

br00t4c, to random
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Deaths Of World Central Kitchen Aid Workers Spark New Calls To End Gaza War, Also Children Are Starving

https://www.wonkette.com/p/deaths-of-world-central-kitchen-aid

tofugolem,
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@br00t4c
I'm getting tired of the excuses.

This is genocide.

There are no excuses for genocide. We decided this after World War 2.

gwynnion, to random
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The leadership, donors, and consultant class of the national Democratic Party see themselves as part of a white ruling elite with Republicans and the centrist "intelligentsia," and they don't care about social or economic progress for anyone outside that group and a halo of white middle class center-right voters except as absolutely necessary for social stability.

They're still better than Republicans, who would murder half of us given the chance, but that's not saying much.

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@gwynnion
Thank you for saying that!

I'm going to hold my nose and vote for Genocide Joe, but I'm not going to condemn others for not voting, and I'm getting tired of all the "how dare you" bullshit from the pro-genocide crowd.

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@gwynnion
There's a limit to how much enthusiasm Democrats can get from pointing out that they're less fascist than Republicans.

As you pointed out elsewhere, they benefit more than Republicans from voter enthusiasm, and they get voter enthusiasm from doing what their voters want. Our corrupt campaign finance system has convinced them that what voters want doesn't matter; only the desires of donors matter. Bill Clinton killed the Democratic party.

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“This sort of move—rewriting history to suggest she has always been critical of various firms or trends in Silicon Valley—is employed consistently throughout the book as part of a desperate effort to catch up with the critical consensus.”

https://thebaffler.com/latest/the-miseducation-of-kara-swisher-ongweso (1/3)

tofugolem,
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@aral
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br00t4c, to DadBin
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Black-owned North Carolina bookstore shuts after threatening message targets owner's son

https://www.rawstory.com/north-carolina-black-book-store/

tofugolem,
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@br00t4c
The Free Speech Warriors strike again.

Isn't it fascinating that the self-proclaimed champions of freedom of speech somehow keep managing to do the exact opposite?

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tofugolem,
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@coreyspowell
Technically, we all witness that every night.

tofugolem,
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@coreyspowell
At night, the Earth is between you and the Sun.

The only thing different between that and what is in the above video is how close the observer is to the Earth.

A cloud coming between the observer and the Sun would be a completely different kind of occlusion.

tofugolem,
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@coreyspowell
You seem really hung up on this.

The sizes are all the same, so your analogy doesn't work in my (admittedly biased) opinion.

The only difference is the distance between the observer and the occluding object. I would say that's a small difference.

tofugolem,
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@coreyspowell
Nighttime and eclipses.

tofugolem, to random
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We know exactly what conservatives mean when they say “woke.”

In the name of “fighting wokeness,” Republicans banned award-winning books that criticized the Holocaust.

From this, we can infer that to Republicans, “woke” means “not a Nazi.”

And just like that, you understand why it makes them so angry.

tofugolem,
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@passenger @AtheistIntelligence
If you were around in the days before social media, you know that any time moderation falls below a certain critical level, the result is always Nazis and pedophiles, because they get kicked out of everywhere else.

Ground zero was places like 4Chan.

Xitter is basically a few pedophiles short of being the next 4Chan.

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Jewish-German refugee genius and movie star Hedy Lamarr was a self-taught science genius who invented and patented the frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology for missile guidance in WW2 that became the foundation of all of our wifi technology today.

Happy women's history month...

tofugolem,
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@IkeRosen
All the men depicted in that picture benefited from the technological prowess of other men, mostly men they ripped off.

We give credit to the wrong people.

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