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You know that "Everything is Awesome" song from The Lego Movie?

Yeah, fuck that.

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The stop is part of a “routine port visit” as the submarine travels through Southern Command’s region, it said in a social media post.

"But please don't let that stop you from being terrified," says the news media.

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And that would be a good idea why?

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This is hardly anything new.

Yes, that was my point. I'm not sure why you thought my point was exactly the opposite.

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Why does the US have a base in Guantanamo Bay, anyway?

Because of a 1903 lease agreement with no end date which the post-revolutionary government has not gone back on so far. They protest it, but they have yet to actually say the terms have changed. And they also have a backlog of U.S. money waiting for them when they wish to renegotiate. Don't underestimate the PR boost having a U.S. naval base on Cuban soil gives to the Cuban government the same way having North Korea and South Korea share a border is good propaganda for both countries.

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Yes, again, they protest it but also refuse to renegotiate it.

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It really doesn't help that the media isn't putting "Self-Driving" Mode in quotes since it isn't fucking self-driving.

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Argentina is now ruled by a Trump-styled populist. You may have best wishes, but they aren't going to be granted.

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Let me know when that happens. Because it isn't even close to that yet. 276.4% inflation is not a working economy.

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You're comparing month over month inflation to annual inflation, which is pretty dishonest.

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Why? Trump's people met with Netanyahu. https://www.reuters.com/world/us/donald-trump-foreign-policy-advisers-met-israeli-pm-netanyahu-source-says-2024-05-20/

Trump said only a fool would have not acted like Israel after October 7th: https://www.israelhayom.com/2024/03/25/trump-to-israel-hayom-only-a-fool-would-have-not-acted-like-israel-on-oct-7/

He said that he would bar Gazan refugees if he were president: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/oct/17/trump-muslim-ban-gaza-refugees

His son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner said Gaza's beachfront property could be valuable: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/mar/19/jared-kushner-gaza-waterfront-property-israel-negev

He said if elected, he would crack down on Pro-Palestinian protests: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/5/28/trump-promises-crackdown-on-pro-palestinian-protests-if-elected

The only way it would hasten Trump's rise is if people continue to not know all of that. Maybe they should be educated.

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Then it behooves all of us who want to stop Trump to give them other reasons to vote for Biden. We need to let them know that Trump is not going to be any less supportive of genocide and it's either Trump or Biden. Voting third party or abstaining won't change that.

It helps if you try to convince people to vote on down ballot races too. Too many people think president is the most important thing to vote for when local and regional elections can matter far more on a personal level.

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Sorry to repeat this comment, but it really applies here too since I don't disagree with either of you:

Then it behooves all of us who want to stop Trump to give them other reasons to vote for Biden. We need to let them know that Trump is not going to be any less supportive of genocide and it’s either Trump or Biden. Voting third party or abstaining won’t change that.

It helps if you try to convince people to vote on down ballot races too. Too many people think president is the most important thing to vote for when local and regional elections can matter far more on a personal level.

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There is no point in waiting for Biden to change.

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Okay, there's also no point in waiting for him to do that either. If that's what you're waiting for in order to vote for him, you might as well just vote for Trump.

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...or you can work on getting out the vote to prevent the guy who literally says he's going to be a dictator get into office.

Your bizarre "we have to force Biden to do something or fuck it all" attitude is so ridiculously unhelpful.

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I don't know which of your posts got removed, but 13 hours ago, this comment of yours got removed:

Dems and Leftists are brainwashed morons that cannot and will not abandon the teamsports mentality. by
@berno

And why you think that wouldn't be removed in a community called Leftism is beyond me.

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Apparently everyone who disagrees with you is a 'commie,' so...

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American right-wing media Freedom New TV (FNTV) and according to several videos of the rally published by the organizers on the social networks.

Meaning that we could be talking about one or two flags shown through a distorted media lens.

That said, it should be on the demonstrators to ensure people waving such flags get put at the margins and I hope that is what is happening.

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Who told you that?

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So one person?

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I would say that the common sentiment is that Hamas and Hezbollah are terrorist organizations, but that doesn't justify killing Palestinians indiscriminately.

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Are you seriously saying people being pro-Hamas is far greater than people just being against the killing of innocent people?

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Usually? How often? Let's see your data. Or is this anecdotal?

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Organizers are rarely asked to comment by the media during these protests.

The latest Some More News talked about that a lot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgN3gO0_LLU

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I asked for data for this claim:

the latter ones are usually eerily quite or will deflect when pressed about the first one.

As for what I said being unsubstantiated, prefacing it with "I would say" should have been a clue that it was not a comment I could back up since that's what prefacing a comment with those three words means.

I notice you didn't use those words.

So, I say again, where is the data on this being a usual case?

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I'm not the one who says it is 'usually' the case, that was you.

And I find the claim that it's 'usually' the case that people protesting Israeli genocide support Hamas to be both wrong and, frankly, offensive.

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I'd like to see where you got that figure from. Regardless, this Lemmy, not Palestine. We're talking about what people "usually" believe on Lemmy.

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I can't help but notice they didn't actually link to the survey, which doesn't let me know exactly what was asked, what the sample size was, where the samples were taken from, etc.

Regardless... this is not Palestine. It is Lemmy. The vast majority of people on Lemmy are very unlikely to be Palestinian considering their percentage of the global population.

You claimed, in a discussion about comments on Lemmy that usually, the people against this genocide support Hamas.

Which, again, I think is both offensive and wrong.

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My apologies, I got my conversation with you mixed up with a conversation with someone else.

But I will say support within Palestine should not reflect support in New York City. The situations are entirely different. Jewish Voices for Peace is a huge element in protests there and I doubt they're big fans of Hamas.

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It's an especially good episode in my opinion.

The fast-food industry claims the California minimum wage law is costing jobs. Its numbers are fake ( www.yahoo.com )

I don't think this is actually about needing to pay wages, I believe that the real target is the fast food worker council that was created to make these changes. I think they're going for a tried and true method to gain conservative sympathy, but Republicans are self-segregating away from California and their political influence...

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I pointed this out when this was posted in News as well- these are the same fast food corporations that are trying to replace employees with AI.

Windows 11 is getting new AI-related features and settings ( www.neowin.net )

Today, Microsoft released a new Windows 11 Canary build under number 26236. Its changelog does not contain anything extraordinary except for the not-so-welcome "account manager" on the Start menu, but under the hood, hidden from the official release notes, lurk some AI-related changes, Settings improvements, and new features for...

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Whether we like it or not, most people will continue to use Windows. And that means they will continue to perpetuate what is going to end up the biggest environmental disaster in human history. So much CO2 used and so much potable water wasted.

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Hence the word 'perpetuate.'

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Happy cake day! Mine's at the end of the month! So many of them in June. Can't imagine why... 🤔

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That may be a part of it, but he's also very tight with the Saudi royals, hence Kushner's multi-billion dollar deal with them.

You are correct that it appeals to libertarians as well though. It was one of the few times he didn't get boos when he spoke at their convention.

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That's not how it works. It's not my job to prove you aren't lying.

Economic gain is clearly a documented reason.

Then you can show this clear documentation. Again, it's not my job to prove you aren't lying.

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I did not use the word 'all' or the word 'everyone.' That would definitely be a lie.

Now, you have claimed that there is plenty of video and clear documentation. This is your last chance to provide them before your comments get deleted for violating the misinformation rule (rule 6).

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Thank you for actually providing something approaching evidence for your claims. Of course, your claims discount the fact that those families themselves will die if that money isn't earned, so it's still a life-or-death situation, but at least you backed up your claim rather than just stated it as if it were true.

I have no idea why you think destroying a passport has any relevance to anything though. You've brought it up more than once as if it has to do with economic migration.

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For one, that is totally anecdotal. YouTubers can interview whoever they want and edit and present those interviews however they want.

Secondly, displacement is always a life-or-death matter. Do you think being homeless in a rich country like America is easily survivable? Now imagine it in an African country.

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I literally gave you evidence in my first response with the DW article, which you apparently didn't read.

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Again, anecdotal. YouTube videos and news channels show you what they want to show you.

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Sounds like a very faith-based outlook on life.

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