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by Bernard (bernard) on Sat Jan 2nd, 2021 at 06:49:21 PM EST
Somerset Police Officer Assists Family in Need After Purchasing Christmas Dinner Following Shoplifting Incident

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jan 2nd, 2021 at 08:02:23 PM EST
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Stories like this make me puke.

A heartwarming© tale so the bourgeois can go about their businesses ignoring the other 1,094 meals the family needs and systematic problem of hunger in the UK.

And the US isn't any better and in some cases is worse.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Jan 3rd, 2021 at 12:19:22 AM EST
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A different "feature" (pathos angle: startled public school teacher, Stanfield, AZ), evoking circumstances that have assured Bal'more blight, provoked me to drill into 2019 USDA urban-rural CEP, "big data" poverty sets by county this morning.

The sanctimonious "sociology" produced by US middle-class hardly ceases to amaze.

by Cat on Sun Jan 3rd, 2021 at 06:38:51 PM EST
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We're much worse.  We're talking about a country where GoFundMe is a main way of financing critical health care and people have can and bottle drives to pay for their wheelchairs, and our whore media treat those as "feel good" stories showing scrappy entrepreneurship and self-reliance.
by rifek on Sun Jan 17th, 2021 at 02:25:55 AM EST
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Editorial for Politico.eu by the European commissioner for the internal market:

Thierry Breton: Capitol Hill -- the 9/11 moment of social media

The fact that a CEO can pull the plug on POTUS's loudspeaker without any checks and balances is perplexing. It is not only confirmation of the power of these platforms, but it also displays deep weaknesses in the way our society is organized in the digital space.
by Bernard (bernard) on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 12:36:23 PM EST
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by generic on Wed Jan 13th, 2021 at 09:00:13 PM EST
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white-ish supremacy, US edition
The coronavirus pandemic is projected to lower Americans' life expectancy at birth by over a year, according to a study out of University of Southern California and Princeton University. Life expectancy for Black and Latino populations is expected to reduce 30% to 40% more than white populations.
by Cat on Sat Jan 16th, 2021 at 05:29:25 PM EST
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by generic on Sat Jan 30th, 2021 at 12:23:51 PM EST
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