TIL: Today I Learned

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  1. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    Today I learned that a bunch of April Wine fans in Halifax, N.S. trashed a ferry.

     
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  2. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    Don't you remember the plot in the Josie and the Pussycats' show to get away with adolescents' ‘wads of cash’?

    also tourists in Egypt have in excess of ONE MILLION dollars *takes pinky finger to mouth and laughs*
     
  3. Hrothbern

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    TIL that meanwhile one third of the municipalities in Poland are officially LGBT-free zones.

    A protest in Warszawa against "gay terror":
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    The resolutions have formally no law value... but they legitimise the informal surpression
    and effectively undermine the formal rule of law

    It gives me the creeps that this process is now so widespread
     
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  4. Berzerker

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    a difference between viewers of Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity

    Hannity's viewers were more likely to get the virus and die than Carlson's

    Why?

    Because while Hannity was downplaying the danger Carlson was warning his viewers about it

    thats according to some study Krystal Ball saw
     
  5. r16

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    the Saudi location , if you are believe in those who believe in Qatar , is meant for the devil , and also secures the actual place where Moses and Exodus bunch crossed the Red Sea . Extra location for lsrael to be captured and denies the location to Muslims at the end of the world when Gog Mog dogs show up . Yes heard on TV . Saudis on the other hand prove they are so modern that you can see breasts and stuff on their streets , though it is mostly a construction project of the kind that made Dubai , a city that actually has no other reason to prosper and stuff except it has flashy condos where Arabian oil sheiks can be served the whole delights , down to European escorts , without the stigma and stuff of being known to have travelled to sinful cities around the globe . Will also help the coffers of building companies , Usame was one of the home team , right ?
     
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  7. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Super Moderator Supporter

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    I learned today to be rightfully careful about some wiki articles.
    I read the wiki article about the Portugese dictatorship, and thought “ah, that actually doesn't sound too bad“. No mentioning of government crimes, terror, torture, secret internment, killings, etc. Also not in the Wiki article about the Portugese secret police.
    I checked with a Portugese friend, and she said it should definitely have been there. She had a look at the wiki article and it was surprisingly mild in her opinion.

    Afterwards I had a look at the article from Francoist Spain, and same there. At least articles about government terror and concentration camps are linked.

    I find this worrysome, given that these will be the first information points for the vast majority of all people.und

    I would not have expected this either.
     
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  8. Hrothbern

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    TIL about the "Scorpion Kick"

    Football: England-Colombia 1995: Rene Higuita

    Amazing :)

     
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  9. Imaus

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    Check the history and 'talk'. Might be an edit war. Wikipedia is not free from the bias of its editors, and omission is a way to do that.
     
  10. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Super Moderator Supporter

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    I wanted to avoid that...
    But considering that the whole thing ended ~45 years ago, the last real supporters must now be 65+, so this is not exactly a generation which will start a wiki edit war.
    So I wonder about the reason, but don't want to touch this with a 10 foot long pole.
     
  11. r16

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    troll farms are paid large salaries and if they don't have anything else to do they go and fix wikipedias and the like . And removing bad stuff from public view helps to reintroduce them , step by step .
     
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  12. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    That doesn't necessarily track. There are always young apologists for old autocrats. The far right today, for example, will often pound away at all the people "socialism" killed, but never mention any people killed by fascism.
     
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  13. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    And yet Breitbart exists. Hey, even the Daughter of the Confederacy thing still very much exists.
     
  14. Imaus

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    Just because the revolution ended the Estado 'peacefully' doesn't mean its supporters went away. It's the same in Spain. A peaceful transition of power ends up with a paternalistic, condensing, and strong right-wing in the corner. They feel proud of themselves, or, rather, after temporarily abandoning the regime publicly due to a downturn, turn back to reminiscence about it privately or publicly when the successor state doesn't automatically make things better and/or enters a rut. And they're still spreading their support of the regime to their children, impressional youth, and the like.

    However as well you don't have to start an edit war. It's enough to suspect a bias. Everything has a bias, I guess, but if you can smell one from a bit away, that's a good indicator of your own critical thinking skills.

    I might be arsed to call into question the bias by the bias tag-thing, but eh.
     
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    Corvid-19 is the leading cause of death in LA County. :faint:
     
  16. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Unless to insist that estimates of the numbers of people killed by fascism should be revised downwards, of course.

    You might say that modern reactionaries are not prepared to talk about how many people were killed by fascism, but are quite prepared to talk about how few.

    see another thread on this forum, for instance
     
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    You will not find it back on Wiki Belgium:

    Practical anti-fascism in WW2 and their fate after WW2 up to today's politics in Belgium with the Flemish Nationalists:

    The Belgian people who collaborated with the Germans are somehow seen (by the Belgian elite and rightwing people) in the decades since WW2 as the victims !
    The people of the resistance were marginalised and pushed out of the history.
    In most other European countries the resistance people were "embraced" by the establishment and nudged into an ornamental support role. How to say no to a romantic glorifying ? Yet many Dutch resistance people migrated away because of that.
    After all... too many collaborators and wrong people (fascist movement member or sympathies before WW2) ended up high in the national and international establishment (or were Royalty).


    Here a story on the Belgian resistance and the collaborators from a comprehensive series of articles this year on WW2 in general in most of the Dutch media to remember the end of WW2 75 years ago.
    That cycle started earlier this year with a 5-day 24 hour marathon stream session where all the 102,000 names were read out of the Dutch victims of the Holocaust.
    (this article from Trouw, founded during WW2 in the Netherlands as resistance newspaper, most of all to keep spirits high among the population during the occupation, and now a solid Christian-Progressive quality newspaper with relatively little hyped news and ample in-depth & background)

     
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  18. Chukchi Husky

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    I've heard something like that before, how absolute monarchy is better than republican governments because monarchy never had the Reign of Terror.
     
  19. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Right, the tyranny was ever-present, rather than coming in a mass.
     
  20. Old Hippy

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    you miss the obvious point that these arguments/conversations/start when the progresive tolerent left call people who disagree with them facists and Nazis
    TIL that it can not be taken for granted that facism / hiltler and nazis are bad you must first make this point that this is so and try to convince people of the obvious before a debate can proceed
     
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