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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2875 on: April 23, 2024, 02:31:18 PM »
^^^^

The Dissident Post is Satire, just to be 100% clear.  It's getting harder to tell.

Got me!  :facepalm:
Followed a link and didn't check out the rest of the site which I try to remember to do just in case but didn't.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2876 on: April 24, 2024, 11:12:04 AM »
Rent to sex offenders and criminals on parole. What could go wrong?
160 calls and 4 dead bodies in 4 years is what

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The house where the body of a 12-year-old boy was found has a chilling past.

Jaylen Griffin's body was discovered last Monday in the attic of 107 Sheffield Avenue in South Buffalo, New York when police discovered his badly-decomposed body in an attic, just months after his own mother's death.

But this house of horrors has a dark history. Griffin was the fourth body found on the property over the last four years, according to WIVB. 

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The litany of eerie discoveries comes as it was revealed the address has a long history of troubled residents - including sex offenders and criminals out on parole.

Officials told WIVB that while the multi-room home is not an official halfway house, it has housed people recently out of prison. Jail records show that a sex offender lived in the property until last month.

'Boy in the attic' Jaylen Griffin was the FOURTH dead body found in Buffalo house of horrors in past four years - as 911 logs show cops received 160 complaints to address where sex offenders and criminals on parole lived
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13345151/jaylen-griffin-buffalo-house-horrors-missing-new-york.html
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2877 on: April 24, 2024, 08:53:13 PM »
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    NEW: UCLA medical school's mandatory health equity class teaches students that weight loss is a "hopeless endeavor" and that "ob*sity" is a slur "used to exact violence on fat people."

    The full syllabus has shocked prominent doctors—the former dean of Harvard Medical School.🧵
    — Aaron Sibarium (@aaronsibarium) April 24, 2024

And of course race has to be dragged into this

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    Mercedes claims that "ob*sity" is a slur "used to exact violence on fat people"—particularly "Black, disabled, trans, poor fat people"—and offers a "fat ode to care" that students are instructed to analyze, taking note of which sections "most resonate with you."
    — Aaron Sibarium (@aaronsibarium) April 24, 2024

DEADLY DEI: UCLA Med School Docs Say 'Obesity' Is a Slur, Weight Loss a 'Hopeless Endeavor'
https://twitchy.com/amy-curtis/2024/04/24/ucla-says-obesity-is-a-violent-slur-n2395476

WTF? Seriously WTF?
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2878 on: April 24, 2024, 08:55:02 PM »
You know.........I kinda hope people that buy that get fat and die.  Sorry,  Not Sorry.

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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2879 on: April 24, 2024, 08:56:40 PM »
Would like to know how much she is getting paid to come up with that steaming pile of ....
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2880 on: April 24, 2024, 11:41:39 PM »
Would like to know how much she is getting paid to come up with that steaming pile of ....

... and paid by whom???  ;/
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2881 on: April 25, 2024, 07:36:13 AM »
And of course race has to be dragged into this

DEADLY DEI: UCLA Med School Docs Say 'Obesity' Is a Slur, Weight Loss a 'Hopeless Endeavor'
https://twitchy.com/amy-curtis/2024/04/24/ucla-says-obesity-is-a-violent-slur-n2395476

WTF? Seriously WTF?


Let me guess... promoted by a 300 pound black woman with hoop earrings and a really confrontational attitude about everything.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2882 on: April 25, 2024, 07:53:57 AM »

Let me guess... promoted by a 300 pound black woman with hoop earrings and a really confrontational attitude about everything.

300, maybe 400 depending on her height

About Mikey (She/They)
https://www.marquiselemercedes.com/about

A whole lot of they there
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I am passionate about using public-facing scholarship in various mediums to make science and research more accessible to those outside of academic institutions, as well as reshape health-related and interventions at multiple levels to make the world safer for fat people of color. I write frequently about fat politics and race/ism in the sciences and culture, often with a particular emphasis on the public health space. My 2020 article “The Unbearable Whiteness and Fatphobia of “Anti-Diet” Dietitians”...............

Yeah....
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2883 on: April 25, 2024, 07:56:04 AM »
I struggle with weight. I always have and I always will.

Yes, weight is looked down on in our society. Yes, people are discriminated against because they are overweight.

But her attitude towards it is dangerous as hell.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2884 on: April 25, 2024, 07:57:35 AM »
I struggle with weight. I always have and I always will.

Yes, weight is looked down on in our society. Yes, people are discriminated against because they are overweight.

But her attitude towards it is dangerous as hell.

Same here
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2885 on: April 25, 2024, 09:12:38 AM »
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I am passionate about using public-facing scholarship in various mediums to make science and research more accessible to those outside of academic institutions

How do you use a scholarship to let people outside academic institutions access something?  Is this one of those insidious shifts of language like when they pushed equality over to equity?
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2886 on: April 25, 2024, 01:27:05 PM »
I struggle with weight. I always have and I always will.

Yes, weight is looked down on in our society. Yes, people are discriminated against because they are overweight.

But her attitude towards it is dangerous as hell.
And it should be looked down upon (as an overweight person myself).  It is bad for health in general.  Society should do things to discourage it. 
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2887 on: April 25, 2024, 04:51:43 PM »
On the dangers of AI:

https://twitchy.com/justmindy/2024/04/25/twist-principal-framed-by-athletic-director-ai-recording-baltimore-n2395523

They needed forensic analysis by both the FBI and UC Berkeley to come to the conclusion that the recording was AI generated. This guy got lucky that LE dug this deep. Most of us wouldn't be so lucky, and it is becoming easier and easier to destroy someone's life with the click of a mouse.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2888 on: April 26, 2024, 09:59:16 AM »
Yeah, but the fact that the accusation was faked doesn't mean that the guy shouldn't be held accountable. After all, he's white, and that means he's a racist and white supremacist!


I'm kind of surprised. This happened in Baltimore, which is covered by the rather left-leaning Baltimore Sun. I'm surprised that they reported on the outcome of the investigation. They certainly reported on the accusations a number of times.

Now this is interesting... from the Sun's report...

"Maryland Transportation Authority Police arrested Darien as he was boarding a plane to Houston from BWI Marshall Airport. Law enforcement officers flagged Darien’s bag for the way he packaged a gun in his checked luggage and discovered he had an active arrest warrant."
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2889 on: April 26, 2024, 10:29:58 AM »
All AI must be believed
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2890 on: April 26, 2024, 06:46:32 PM »
Shocking moment Las Vegas substitute teacher, 27, brawls with student 'who called him the n-word' in hallway filled with teenage onlookers
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13352435/Las-Vegas-substitute-teacher-brawls-student-slur.html

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Re'Kwon Smith, 27, is seen in footage posted to social media repeatedly punching a student, who is also engaged in the brawl.

The incident occurred in the cafeteria of Valley High School in east Las Vegas on Thursday after the student allegedly called the teacher the n-word.
Doesn't matter what the kid did, trying to beat up a student is a big no-no.  Should go straight to jail. 

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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2891 on: April 26, 2024, 07:26:56 PM »
FAFO.  There's a reason some things are called "Fighting Words".

A "High Schooler" could be anywhere from 14 to18 or so.  If a kid old enough to drive picked a fight with a mid 20's guy, I'm not super outraged.  Probably wouldn't promote the substitute to permanent teacher this year though.

If teach was whaling on a 14 YO I might be more inclined to call it Assault instead of Mutual Combat.

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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2892 on: April 26, 2024, 08:05:23 PM »

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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2893 on: April 26, 2024, 08:08:53 PM »
FAFO.  There's a reason some things are called "Fighting Words".

A "High Schooler" could be anywhere from 14 to18 or so.  If a kid old enough to drive picked a fight with a mid 20's guy, I'm not super outraged.  Probably wouldn't promote the substitute to permanent teacher this year though.

If teach was whaling on a 14 YO I might be more inclined to call it Assault instead of Mutual Combat.
The teacher out massed the kid by a good bit, in muscle as well as overall.  And no, I don't believe the teacher gets to beat up a student no matter what they said.  The teacher shouldn't act like they are still in school.

Plus, I am a bit curious what else was said.  While it could have just been the student being a jerk, I suspect there was more to it.  Maybe more will come out.

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Smith now faces a litany of criminal charges including battery resulting in serious bodily harm, assaulting a school pupil on school property, threatening to do bodily harm to public school student, and interfering with a student from attending school, according to court records.

Smith is currently being held on $9000 bail at the Clark County Detention Center.  He is due to appear in court on Friday.
The article said the kid was arrested as well.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2894 on: April 26, 2024, 08:58:58 PM »
I understand your position, I just disagree.  We as a society,  baby kids way too long. A 17 or 18 year old male is perfectly capable of acting like an adult, and not picking fights with people. Especially people bigger than him.

Your attitude is a less extreme version of the attitude of mothers crying to press after their criminal kids "didndunuffin" and get capped.

I just am out of outrage at feral kids that are old enough to know better starting violent encounters and then hiding behind their age when the "Find out" part gets there.

Not going to go to the Matt defending teach either, but if no one is seriously hurt, call it a learning experience and move on.  We'll see what the DA's decide, I guess.

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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2895 on: April 27, 2024, 01:59:09 AM »
I understand your position, I just disagree.  We as a society,  baby kids way too long. A 17 or 18 year old male is perfectly capable of acting like an adult, and not picking fights with people. Especially people bigger than him.

Your attitude is a less extreme version of the attitude of mothers crying to press after their criminal kids "didndunuffin" and get capped.

I just am out of outrage at feral kids that are old enough to know better starting violent encounters and then hiding behind their age when the "Find out" part gets there.

Not going to go to the Matt defending teach either, but if no one is seriously hurt, call it a learning experience and move on.  We'll see what the DA's decide, I guess.

I understand your point of view, but it fails the race-swap test.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2896 on: April 27, 2024, 06:55:07 AM »
I understand your point of view, but it fails the race-swap test.

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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2897 on: April 28, 2024, 03:21:32 PM »
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There is no racial insult that can be applied to any other race that would be equivalent in the current culture.  Yet that one word is "the word that will not be said" above all others and will get you banned on most mainstream platforms. 
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2898 on: April 28, 2024, 03:44:18 PM »
Race swapping is racist.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2899 on: April 28, 2024, 05:26:15 PM »
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No one's going to defend a white teacher by claiming an anti-white slur is a fighting word, so the kid learned a valuable lesson.
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