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  1. #76
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    Now this is not something you expect to read on a mainstream news site

    https://www.news.com.au/entertainmen...c37d45a38a3c5d

    Adult entertainment icon Logan Long, who racked up more than 1000 credits in only six years, has died at a Los Angeles hospital after a battle with pneumonia. He was 34 years old.
    Among many other tributes from industry colleagues, this one stood out:

    Fellow porn performer Buttplug Betty tweeted, “I’ve watched the video of Logan Long peeing on me 5 times today. I’m so f**king sad he was such a great guy.”

  2. #77
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    Registered: May 2004
    An write-up on the whole Amber Heard/Johnny Depp domestic abuse thing that was suggested to me by someone:

    https://www.readthepresentage.com/p/...pp-amber-heard

    It's a bit long, but well worth the read IMO. It doesn't so much go into the specifics or focus on the more headline grabbing aspects, but talks more about patterns of behaviour in general.

    I kept hearing about it here and there, but didn't pay much attention to it at the time, cause I had it pegged as a typical Hollywood scandal and as such quite worthless in the backdrop to what's happening in Ukraine and US politics and in world in general. Looks like it has some pretty serious implications, though, as a continuation of the post-Gamergate cultural milieu we're in.

  3. #78
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    Location: Berghem Haven
    Quote Originally Posted by Cipheron View Post
    Now this is not something you expect to read on a mainstream news site

    https://www.news.com.au/entertainmen...c37d45a38a3c5d



    Among many other tributes from industry colleagues, this one stood out:
    You know, porn is that kind of circus where people to survive start to take it seriously and passioANALy. Like politics, it works because fantasy is forced on reality so deep that it changes your perception.
    Last edited by lowenz; 3rd Jul 2022 at 05:02.

  4. #79
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    Registered: Dec 2020
    This on CNN, today

    https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/02/u...age/index.html

    A workgroup developing a second-grade social studies curriculum for the Texas State Board of Education last month suggested using the term "involuntary relocation" to describe people who were sold into slavery, the board's chair said, amid national debates on the role of critical race theory in classrooms.

    The proposed phrase was part of the initial draft outlining the second-grade standards from a review committee that included a section titled "Enslaved Peoples in America."
    "The board -- with unanimous consent -- directed the work group to revisit that specific language," Keven Ellis, chair of the Texas State Board of Education, said in a statement.

    In the meantime, the board will continue working on the curriculum later in the summer, according to Aicha Davis, a member of the State Board of Education who represents parts of Dallas and Tarrant counties.

    "I have a hard time seeing how it is acceptable to substitute the phrase 'slave trade' for the phrase 'involuntary relocation,'" Davis told CNN.
    They're backpedaling already, but it's definitely a bad looking move. Apparently this is the first time they were going to introduce slavery as a topic at 2nd-grade level, and they decided the word "slavery" needed to be censored.

    The head of the committee has tried to downplay the situation by saying that the committee rejected the term "involuntary relocation" already after the backlash, but the fact is that they want to whitewash the word "slavery" from the discussion while also introducing it to younger students. That really does smack of trying to indoctrinate the students.
    Last edited by Cipheron; 3rd Jul 2022 at 14:26.

  5. #80
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    Registered: Dec 2006
    Location: Berghem Haven
    "If the libtards can play with words to create their own neolanguage why can't we?????"

    It's just political trolling.

  6. #81
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    Registered: May 2004
    Twitter megathread on scientific literacy, critical thinking, memes, cognitive biases, woke brands, polarization, conspiracy theories, and so on:

    https://twitter.com/steak_umm/status...48473713680385

    Some of it is pretty basic info, but nevertheless good stuff to remind yourself every now and again.

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