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No it was unnamed feathered animals cries for moderation or selective whacking of "trolls" while lashing out with extreme vulgarity at any opposing view. I think this civility thing only came to fruition because it is the least subjective moderation criteria. Not a fan of it, but have to admit it has worked at least some.
Regarding San Francisco though I think that the city should simply put up as many public restrooms as feasable. This is an expenditure that doesn't cost the world and would improve its image and tourism drastically.
mell saysRegarding San Francisco though I think that the city should simply put up as many public restrooms as feasable. This is an expenditure that doesn't cost the world and would improve its image and tourism drastically. They tried. And fucked up as usual:"When the city debuted 25 automated, self-cleaning public toilets on some of San Francisco's busiest streets, they were supposed to alleviate public urination and keep our streets cleaner. At the time, city officials promised "a little touch of Paris."Paris never smelled like this.This week I walked into the public toilet on the bustling intersection of Powell and Market and immediately thought - how long can I hold my breath? The place smelled awful, the floor was wet, and there was something horrible in the toilet. Welcome San Francisco tourists!The toilets were installed in 1995 and ever since have...
The duck and others got mad when Patrick picked someone to be a moderator and enforce civility.
US President Donald Trump has addressed global backlash to reports he referred to "shithole" African nations during a White House meeting on immigration,
The problem is they likely cut a corrupt sweetheart deal with that company, they always do.
We just booked a cruise for April, on one of the huge 5400 passenger Royal Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale that includes the "shithole" Haiti. I just hope the shithole is worth it.
Strategist saysWe just booked a cruise for April, on one of the huge 5400 passenger Royal Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale that includes the "shithole" Haiti. I just hope the shithole is worth it.Let us know how this goes if I forget to ask. I don't dig the big ships as I've mentioned before. Seems like they're packing in more passengers at the expense of increasing the common areas to account for more passengers. Basically adding more people, but not necessarily the square footage that everyone has to hang out in on a boat. That's the feeling I got on my last adventure on a boat. Want to see if you come back with a different opinion.
Every year Ethiopia experiences some degree of drought, the worst ones bringing famine. But the country historically dealt with this. Some years were worse than others. In 1984 the famine that inspired first Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” and then Live Aid, was very bad and people were dying of starvation. But the cause was less nature than cynical genocide. A fact apparently so easy to discover that an editorial assistant barely out of college did so in a matter of hours at the library. I asked Bob Keating, a superb young investigative reporter who had just started working with us, to look into this for a story. The assignment was simple — all this money had been raised, where was it going, was it actually doing good?He discovered it was not doing good, but, horrifically, unimaginably, the exact opposite. The Ethiopian dictator, Mengistu, until then deadlocked in the war, was using the money the west gave him to buy sophisticated weapons from the Russians, and was now able to efficiently and viciously crush the opposition. Ethiopia, then the third poorest country in the world, suddenly had the largest, best equipped army on the African continent....By this time we had all seen the pictures and TV footage of Bob Geldof, the figurehead of Live Aid, bear hugging and playfully punching Mengistu in the arm as he literally handed over the funding for this slaughter. It was on TV now alright, but as an endless, relentless reel of heroic Bob Geldof highlights. He drenched himself in the adulation and no one begrudged him it, until our investigation exposed the holocaust that Live Aid’s collected donations had help perpetrate on the Eritrean independence fighters. Most damningly, Keating reported that Geldof was warned, repeatedly, from the outset by several relief agencies in the field about Mengistu, who was dismantling tribes, mercilessly conducting resettlement marches on which 100,000 people died, and butchering helpless people. According to Medicins Sans Frontiers, who begged Geldof to not release the money until there was a reliable infrastructure to get it to victims, he simply ignored them, instead famously saying: “I’ll shake hands with the Devil on my left and on my right to get to the people we are meant to help.”
Whatever Bob Geldof endorses, it'll make things worse. The older I get the more I realize that bleeding hearts on a large scale generally do more harm than good.The Battle of the Boats: Nigel Farage and the British Fishermen vs. Bob Geldof and the Glitteratti over the EULeftists and the Booboisie/Bohos are now opposed to the Working Class. Because Tolerance and Transgender is more important than lives and poverty.
I read a facinating accout of a peace corps worker who explained how Africa/Africans will NEVER change. You could build an impoverished African community entire modern farming village and by the next year there will be no harvest, all of the equipment sold off, and the village elders/leaders fat and happy while the rest of the people are destitute again. The concept of ownership, consequence, planning, etc are completely foreign to them. Jobs are just places you go to steal and pilfer as much as you can for your family without getting caught. Money can't be saved because it belongs to the family/tribe. There's no possible way to Westernize them and/or create a successful African Nation or United Africa.
So true, look at how poor the economic growth is all over Africa. Oh wait, never mind.
Don't have to pay international fees to fly there from the US. Decent place to vacation from my one visit
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You plan your vacations around a $50 fee on an airline ticket?
And yet they keep making a shit ton of babies.
As a Canadian, there aren't many places on this small planet that I'd consider moving to. Even for visits, it's getting scarier. Road trip!