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If you like international and eclectic news, come and join me at @worldwithoutus (Link for Lemmy = worldwithoutus).

I've also started helping out at @worldnews, (Link for Lemmy = worldnews), @movies, (Lemmy = movies), and am a ghost at @13thfloor (Lemmy = 13th Floor).

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This is like cartoon villain level evil at this point.

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I don't have a dog in this fight but I do want to point out a flaw in your reasoning. The fediverse is way different than reddit when it comes to karma.

  • not all instances have karma
  • of those that have it, not all instances federate it
  • there isn't a cross-instance hivemind so if your downvotes come from, say, Hexbear it doesn't mean the same thing as say, Lemmy.world
  • therefore, where you spend your time affects your various scores

I'm on Kbin which does not federate downvotes. We can only see downvotes if they are from other Kbin accounts, and they're also public. Downvotes from us are often to indicate spam or trolling, but only we can see them.

Russia begins tactical nuclear weapon drills near Ukraine border ( www.theguardian.com )

Russian forces have started military drills near Ukraine simulating the use of tactical nuclear weapons in response to what Moscow deems threats from western officials about increased involvement in the conflict. Vladimir Putin ordered the drills earlier this month in a move Russian officials said was a warning to the west not...

US sea route for Gaza aid isn't working, say Pentagon and UN ( ca.news.yahoo.com )

Only five of 16 aid trucks leaving the Gaza pier on Saturday had arrived at the warehouse with their cargo, said a UN World Food Program spokesman. The deliveries had to be suspended for two days after the trucks were intercepted by a crowd. The entire project is estimated to cost $320 million, and the pier was only installed...

Gaza famine 'repellent' to Irish psyche - Taoiseach ( www.rte.ie )

The Taoiseach has said the Great Famine is a tragedy that "will never be forgotten" and the unfolding famine in Gaza "is repellent" to the Irish psyche. Speaking at the National Famine Commemoration in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford, Simon Harris described the famine in Gaza as a "tool of war" and called on Israel to "step back and...

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dangerous precedent, where the US government shows complete disrespect of international law

With all due respect the US has been in open contempt of international law for the past 20+ years.

Guantanamo for example is completely illegal.

WATCH: IDF Bulldozers “Shave” Asphalt Off Jenin Roads To Reveal IEDS ( www.theyeshivaworld.com )

As the IDF launched a widespread counterterrorism operation in Jenin in the early hours of Monday morning, armored bulldozers were deployed to the area to clear the roads and locate IEDS. The bulldozers scraped the asphalt off the road in order to reveal any hidden IEDS. During a raid in Jenin last month, three powerful […]

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Horrible. Some of the comments on this article are using openly genocidal language.

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Ethnic cleansing is the part where they displace the target population.

Genocide is the part where they kill the target population.

Obviously there's a fair bit of overlap between the two.

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Narrator: "...it was."

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OP's username should clue you in.

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Aaah look at the length of those legs and that proud little nose.

Back before the Breed Standard for Pugs got out of control.

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I think I see what's happening here. The missing piece of the puzzle is that there are 2 kinds of rights.

"Negative rights" = the right to not have certain things happen to you, aka freedoms. Eg freedom from being assaulted.

"Positive rights" = the right to do/have stuff.

In the case of enslavement, the negative right - to be free from being forced to work, owned, etc is a much more important right than the positive right to own property.

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Your rights end at the point where they infringe on someone else's rights.

Like, it's my right to walk where I want but it's not my right to walk into your house. Because it's your right to own private property.

Secondly, authoritarianism is not about how many people the law affects. It's about style of governance.

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“That is something that everybody can see with their own eyes. The killing of aid workers, the targeting of hospitals, the total destruction of the healthcare system, the massive number of civilian casualties, many of whom are women and children,” McManus said. “That does not happen in a context in which the prosecuting army is adhering to international law.”

This is key.

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It isn't "OP's invention" at all, it's the article's title at the time of first publication. Here is the Guardian announcing the article under its original title.

Maybe spend 5 seconds on a basic search before you accuse people of stuff.

Given that the article says the aid will still have to go through an Israeli checkpoint in order to be sent north (where the worst famine is) I will be amazed if the small amount of aid scheduled to come through this pier doesn't suffer the same distribution blockages as other aid.

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When they're trying to discourage someone from raising money to help starving children, is there like, a brief moment where they wonder if they're the bad guy?

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Sorry to burst your bubble but it's technically incapable of enabling sufficient aid.

  • the US plan is to start with 70 trucks worth of aid and ramp it up to 100 trucks
  • even before the war Gaza needed about 400 trucks of aid, that was when people still had homes and hospitals
  • there are IDF outposts on each side of the pier meaning it could become a choke point just like the crossings
  • the IDF have reinvaded the North where the worst of the famine is
  • the closing of the Rafah crossing means famine conditions are rapidly worsening in the South as well now.
  • once people are actually starving, you need aid workers to distribute aid.
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Empty optics only work if people are not paying attention to facts. I don't think that's going to happen here.

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South Africa's a democracy with a history of opposing Israeli apartheid.

It's really not surprising that it's taking the lead on this.

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She also says horrible things about people who aren't rich.

The article uses a flattering posed photo of her, too. Here is a candid shot.

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It really does. Image search has heaps of photos of her looking like in this painting.

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Yes those children and premature babies really bit off more than "they" could chew

/s

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He was only 19 when he was stolen and may not have had a science based education.

Reminds me a bit of the Jaycee Duggard case, she ended up interacting with lots of people without telling them that she was being held by a kidnapper.

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Could be, a lot of the slavery cases in the UK and Ireland seem to be like that.

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@shubhamofficial thanks but this is not a movie, please post TV content over in @television or moviesandtv@lemm.ee instead?

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Yikes.

I had a conversation with Pi which tries for empathy. It was really weird because every now and again it did sound like it was interested in me or cared about me. Reminds me of that Philip K Dick story about the murder bots that look like wounded soldiers or lost children.

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I wonder how someone like this squares it away in their According to her beliefs she was keeping dead human bodies in her house.

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I'm not going to watch it until it's finished and had good reviews.

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Thank you. That's one of those quotes that opens a huge vista, almost like seeing a movie. Albeit a sad movie omg.

I'm glad they were not too cowed to become turbulent. The possibility of finding one's mother when wounded in battle is heartbreaking but they at least sometimes had each other.

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Definitely. What would be really good would be if they were both captured and retired from the army.

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Thanks for telling me, those are good odds. Honestly, it's a pity Hollywood is so wedded to the star system that they won't make a historical drama about these elephants.

Do you write books, PugJesus? I feel like you could write damn good books...

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Well, I hope that day comes!

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I didn't express it very well - I meant basic proprioception, which most people have. We need it for things like walking or lifting a cup to our mouths.

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I can see that could have that effect! I pretty much need it for typing, it's like an act of translation. I have to write a lot for work or I probably wouldn't have started doing it that way.

If someone is talking or the radio is on when I type I will accidentally include some of the words from those sources.

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Exactly, it's like not being able to fast travel in a game.

I like tiktok for non talky stuff like those 10 second videos of a fox walking along or something.

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It sort of sounds like yoi do it as a way of externalizing the questions, like it's a different part of your brain or your brain wants to make it clear to you that the question process is different from the answer process.

To me a question feels like knowing there's something behind my occipital bone and sensing it moving forward towards my eyes. So it's not verbalised but it's definitely a separate feeling.

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Thanks, that makes sense! But I don't understand how that could fit in temporally? Like, wouldn't you have already got halfway through the possible investment overview while you were still talking? Or is it more that you're doing both at once?

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I'm glad that you don't agree with the treatment of the crew by the American government.

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Oh yeah and iota carageenan nasal spray. My sinuses love it.

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None of the answers in here are about hobbies tho.

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Sapere Aude, OP. You don't need to outsource your opinions.

Do you leave a tip for housekeeping if you're only staying one night in a hotel?

Is it a 'thank you for prepping my room' or 'please clean my room today'? If you tip post cleaning, it's likely going to someone else the next day. Many hotels now only do housekeeping on demand. How do employees feel about this - do they miss the tips or are they happy for a less stressful workday?...

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Ah that's such an interesting part of the world! Do you live in Tanzania, or Kenya? I would offer to do a temporary house swap but I don't own my own house yet.

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Cool! Tanzania is a country I hope to learn more about. The wildlife is famous but I don't know much about the people and politics.

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No, the West are way more understanding of this genocide than most non-Western countries.

The two biggest legal challenges have come from South Africa and Nicaragua.

The African Union as a whole is pretty opposed to it and thus the African continent could be a source of peacekeepers if the US ever stops blocking the UN.

Meanwhile the US role has been such that there's talk of this eroding US soft power outside the West, particularly in ASEAN countries.

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Oooohkay.

I studied genocides at university and I damn well know what one is when I see one. I also studied Apartheid so I know exactly why South Africa brought its case. And I have a longstanding interest in human rights law.

all the stupid people out there... seems like you're part of that

You're being really offensive now.

If we're up to you "questioning" my "intentions" here, lets quit while we're ahead, there's absolutely no value in a discussion where you accuse me of being a Russian troll and in turn I accuse you of being a Hasbara shill. I entered this conversation in good faith but it's pointless now.

Thank you for the discussion, have a nice weekend, goodbye.

In Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, Congolese protest following Sassou Nguesso's ceding of part of their land to Rwanda. ( www.digitalcongo.net )

The Republic of Congo has granted more than 22,000 hectares of agricultural land to Rwanda for a period of 25 years. An agreement that is starting to face increasing criticism from Congolese citizens. Dave Mafoula, an unsuccessful candidate in the 2021 presidential election, calls on his fellow citizens not to accept "things...

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@protist note this article is about the Republic of the Congo also known as ROC and Congo-Brazzaville, not about the Democratic Republic of Congo also known as DRC and Congo-Kinshassa.

The reason it made headlines is due to Congolese feelings around Rwanda's hostility to DRC and sponsoring of M23 rebels who have invaded it.

It's a bit like how Ukraininans would feel if a neighbouring country was giving territory to Russia.

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