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5:06 AM
Ahmadinejad with the Nipsey Hussle RIP shoutout is uhhh…a thing. Probably wouldn't be asking "how could you do a murder" after being an Iranian hardliner if it were me though idk
On the flip side I respect the hustle since nothing matters and with all these other people attempting rehabilitation tours I guess you gotta go for it
 
ahmadinejad is the ultimate poe's law
 
It's really amazing
 
 
6 hours later…
11:46 AM
@GodEmperorDune Upsetting, but not surprising in the least.
 
12:39 PM
@Memor-X at least he's not denying that it happened question mark?
 
12:52 PM
"it happened but it was fine" which is about what one would expect from that guy
A British property millionaire has been charged following an investigation into video which showed a group setting fire to a model of Grenfell Tower https://trib.al/D2GnE6e
 
1:37 PM
Leaked surveillance video shows Julian Assange skateboarding inside the Ecuadorian Embassy https://cnn.it/2KCY9ll
 
@GodEmperorDune lol, i just saw this on the Seven Late News
 
2:17 PM
@GodEmperorDune rad
 
A rare trio of bald eagles — two dads, one mom — are raising eaglets together in one nest https://wapo.st/2KBdXoJ
Eaglecule
 
:3
 
Aww
 
3:05 PM
@GodEmperorDune lmao, imagine being this much of a tool, my god
 
To be kinda fair, he was cooped up for 7 years
 
3:21 PM
Skateboarding indoors though. Would an embassy have a gym or something?
I imagine an embassy has some non-political residents who are there for normal reasons so they might have some apartment-esque amenities.
 
@Kevin Yeah but like if you didn't want to get kicked out that seems an odd choice of activity :P
 
poor julian getting bored of his "didn't want to get extradited to sweden" exile
 
@Yuuki I.. doubt it? I mean it's a place of work for most people
 
@TimStone I mean, of the things on the list of "don't do this to avoid getting kicked out", I think skateboarding probably ranks somewhere below "leak embarrassing photos of the sitting president".
 
@Kevin workplaces sometimes have gyms in the building for employee use
 
3:27 PM
Yeah, giant workplaces
 
@Yuuki and the whole smearing shit on the walls thing
 
@GodEmperorDune wait what
@Kevin It's probably different for embassies in major cities like New York City or London (which is the case here), but I know for sure that there are embassies with living quarters either very close or even as part of the building.
 
Huh
 
@Yuuki Minor details
@Unionhawk wtaf
Rusal — Oleg Deripaska's company that was recently granted sanctions relief by Treasury — plans to invest $200 million in a Kentucky rolling mill that would be the largest new aluminum plant built in the U.S. in nearly four decades. #Russia https://www.marketwatch.com/story/russias-rusal-to-invest-200-million-in-kentucky-aluminum-plant-2019-04-14
Oh weird!
 
3:52 PM
> plans
oh boy
 
@TimStone "british property millionaire" is most certainly A Type Of Person
 
4:07 PM
@Yuuki Is this like Foxconn's plans?
 
S'what I'm thinking.
 
It might be, but a minimum it's patting the back of the President and the Senate Majority Leader who made sure no punitive action was taken in regard to easing those sanctions
 
4:24 PM
Dallas Co. District Attorney stokes crime by refusing to prosecute theft of personal items worth less than $750. If someone is hungry they can just steal some food. If cold, steal a coat. Where does it end? It's wealth redistribution by theft. #txlege https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2019/04/14/dallas-county-das-plan-justice-reform-go-far
so what you're saying is there are no downsides to this
 
Honestly surprised he didn't conflate theft with robbery
Since it's just another exercise in bad faith
 
4:50 PM
greg abbott pledges to hunt down prisoner 24601 if the dallas prosecutor won't
 
5:41 PM
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on fire
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/notre-dame-cathedral-paris-fire-1.5098604
 
6:11 PM
@Wipqozn Oh fuck
 
Ash
@Wipqozn Saw a video where the spire fell, and just...damn, all that history
(Dear CBC now is not the time to be mentioning anything Trump says on the subject, like...dude, way to take the focus away from the fact that a historical thing is disappearing)
 
6:56 PM
@Ash I assume CBC was talking about his hugely big idea to wash away the rest of the building by using a water tanker plane?
 
Ash
Mhm
 
7:10 PM
With any luck, the walls will continue to stand, but anything made of wood, if it's not already gone, will have to be removed after this.
 
Ash
It doesn't sound like there will be much left honestly
They're saying all teh stained glass is gone and there won't be much if anything left of the frame
"Everything is burning, nothing will remain from the frame," Notre Dame spokesman Andre Finot. "The Latest: #NotreDame spire collapses, interior in flames" https://apnews.com/a0fbb1d19f7a44f4bfb6f3ad603731da
They're trying to save what artwork and such that they can
This is a good thread on the firefighting aspects:
After my last tweet, I got a couple DMs asking firefighting related questions about the #NotreDameFire. I -like most of you- are watching from a world away. But if you’re interested in some profession specific things I’d note/be concerned of, you can follow this thread.
 
Cannot eye roll hard enough
🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
 
Ash
Why are you rolling your eyes? Blackface is a terrible plan, cosplay or no
 
@Ash so much this
cosplay is not an excuse to do racist things
 
Ash
Pretty much
 
7:18 PM
I mean, on the one hand, why are people still doing blackface. On the other hand, blackface's issues are rooted specifically in US history. On the third mutant hand, the internet and rapid spread of information means that it shouldn't be hard to find out why blackface is messed up.
 
and you can 100% cosplay successfully without trying to change your race
 
Ash
@Yuuki just because it is isolated to one space/time doesn't mean that it gives people not of then/there a license to do the thing
Like if it were yellowface etc it'd be just as much of a problem
 
@Yuuki given that US culture was exported all over the world, the racism went too
 
I pretty much agree with this guy
She even apologized saying she just wanted to cosplay her favourite Apex legend
 
Ash
I honestly don't have the spoons or the knowledge to do a good job of this particular explanation, but...no.
Like cool she apologized, but that doesn't make it automatically okay
 
7:21 PM
@HalfEmpty then she can cosplay without painting her face black
 
RIP the Notre Dame Cathedral, I never got to see it
@GodEmperorDune she can do either imo
 
Ash
Apologies do not absolve you of the thing occuring, they're just a way to (hopefully) indicate you've learned from a thing and will try to be better from now on.
 
Meh. Pretty obviously not a real racist.
 
real racist?
 
Seems overblown to me
 
Ash
7:22 PM
Microaggressions, though, intended or otherwise, add up over time.
 
@GodEmperorDune yeah like a racist person
 
she did a racist thing and got punished for it
its not a permanent ban
 
something something letter from birmingham jail
 
Ash
Where do you draw the line, what's a "real racist"
@Yuuki emphatic nod
 
@Ash right so that all my personally racist behaviors land on the "not really racist" side
 
Ash
7:24 PM
@Yuuki I had a brief moment of confusion because my brain went "the song?" until I was like wait no
@GodEmperorDune ah, yes, that sliding scale
 
Guess I just don't agree 🍤
 
anyway it is not up to us white people to determine what is or is not racist, it's up to the aggrieved party
 
Ash
Like cancel culture tends to see these things as automatically irredeemable, which is a problem in and of itself
but going "oh well they didn't mean it" doesn't mean that it is absolved of any hurt that may have happened, intended or otherwise
 
@Ash i feel that trying nuanced points in a global game of telephone makes it so that it defaults to "do nothing" rather than "do something"
 
Guess I just don't agree 🍤
 
Ash
7:26 PM
and also, like @GodEmperorDune said, we're the majority here, we have nothing to stand on (we being white humans) in terms of being able to say how hurtful or not the thing is.
 
🤷‍♂️*
 
Ash
@HalfEmpty oh, okay, i was like "a...shrimp?"
@GodEmperorDune unfortunately, yes
 
@Ash Not just a shrimp, it's a breaded shrimp for me.
 
Ash
@Yuuki oh, yeah, it totally is
 
Well twitch was offended at least
Yeah some tempura
 
7:27 PM
I suppose that's easier to render than a shrimp head.
 
Ash
Yeah, it's easier to recognize at small scale
 
@Ash what is an example of hurt that might have happened?
 
@GodEmperorDune imo people are individuals, not just groups
 
@HalfEmpty these are some white supremacist talking points you're venturing into
 
Ash
7:38 PM
@HalfEmpty people are both, but one does not discount the other. My individual experience does not discount the experience of the groups I belong to, let alone the ones I don't - no one will experience the world just like me, but my queerness/disability/faith/race etc denote certain styles of belonging and experience beyond myself, as well
(Sidenote: I can tell I'm reading academia today, my brain is actually doing okay at words - parroting/echoing is SUCH a weird concept sometimes when I catch it happening)
 
@GodEmperorDune what? Are you talking about lol. That's just my personal opinion
I don't like stereotypes either tbh
 
Ash
No one likes stereotyping, that's not the point
 
 
Ash
It's still good to be aware of these things, though
@Nzall I am not sure why this is being posted here?
 
@Nzall Well, add another thing to the list, I suppose.
 
7:42 PM
@Ash Mostly because of Notre Dame
 
Okay well I think the original discussion has been lost (again) so I will go back to work
 
I would like to keep the sad news mostly in here
 
Good day
 
Ash
@Nzall That makes sense, yeah
Thanks for adding the context :)
 
Also, OOF, Linus couldn't have chosen a worse day to release his video of him almost setting a mobo on fire
Like, I know it's a coincidence, but still
 
 
1 hour later…
9:07 PM
Whole story here: YouTube Flagged The Notre Dame Fire As Misinformation And Then Started Showing People Articles About 9/11 https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/youtube-notre-dame-fire-livestreams
 
9:21 PM
@HalfEmpty Did you previously go by GnomeSlice and cazc_41?
 
A good explanation of why the WGA strike is happening, by Krista Vernoff: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/krista-vernoff-why-i-left-my-agent-sales-pitch-guest-column-1201920
@puzzlepiece87 yes
 
@GodEmperorDune Ah, thanks for confirming. I thought that might be the case.
 
PARIS (AP) — #Paris police chief: Structure of #NotreDame cathedral has been saved; fire stopped from spreading to northern belfry.
 
@GodEmperorDune squints
 
Just asked Pence's spokeswoman if he has any comment on the La. churches being burned. She gave this statement, attributed to her:
🤷🏼‍♂️
 
9:32 PM
@GodEmperorDune ... Bush did Notre Dame?
 
Happy tax day! Did you know that the week tax refunds are issued, out-of-pocket health spending increases by 60 percent? Taxpayers are already subsidizing the insurance industry. They shouldn’t have to spend their tax refunds on health care, too. https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/finance/jpmorgan-taxes-healthcare-costs-medical-care
 
@Yuuki notice how all the paintings were saved, bush took up painting after leaving the presidency. coincidence? i think not
 
Exclusive: Multiple sources now say Indian IT outsourcing giant @Wipro is in the throes of dealing with a months-long breach in which intruders were seen using the company's networks to attack and probe customer systems https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/04/experts-breach-at-it-outsourcing-giant-wipro/
 
@TimStone wow what a mess
i guess their security was more wip than pro
 
@GodEmperorDune rimshot
 
Yeah I just like that they had to acknowledge a really dumb thing was said without addressing the dumb mouth it came from
Just got a call from a DHS spokeswoman to complain about my story today, on the agency’s consideration of fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction. She argued about my inclusion of the memo in the story for about 2 minutes, before saying “obviously this is all off record.” 🙄
Excuse me?
 
@TimStone lol
 
Imagine being a spokeperson and not knowing how "off the record" works.
 
I mean I'm not surprised but what fresh hell is this suggesting fentanyl is a WMD?
RNC on Bill Weld challenging Trump: “The RNC and the Republican Party are firmly behind the president. Any effort to challenge the president’s nomination is bound to go absolutely nowhere”
 
@TimStone maybe to unlock border funding from some anti-wmd appropriation earmark?
@TimStone i might throw bill weld a few bucks just to mess with trump
hey the trump legacy of fraud & crimes story won a pulitzer
it was long but quite good
 
9:43 PM
@GodEmperorDune I assume it opens the door on a whole lot of stuff, which is why it's insane
Long story short: The so-called #MAGABomber walked back his walkback, and the shaky plea agreement that he struck last month has been solidified. My latest, @CourthouseNews https://www.courthousenews.com/admitted-magabomber-cant-take-back-guilty-plea/
 
@TimStone which one was this?
 
The pipe bombs guy with the van
 
gotcha
 
You should call it "The Van".
 
Pepsi considered defending gamers with a billboard in space: http://bit.ly/2UCg54g
gestures wildly
 
9:49 PM
@TimStone wut
 
is this going to be the protest stopped by a pepsi thing again?
 
@GodEmperorDune It's somehow worse the more you read
 
@TimStone I mean, they're right. Gamers are not toxic, unemployed children. They're toxic, unemployed adults.
 
so the Qanon crowd has started in on a "notre dame fire was intentionally set" conspiracy theory
@TimStone oh no, it is. this has to be some sort of cursed skill
 
9:52 PM
What if Qanon was intentionally created?
 
i mean most of their stuff is projection
 
@GodEmperorDune lol I just saw the Matt Walsh "I don't understand how fire works" tweet so this is timely
Source: Washington bracing for Mueller report.
Excuse us we're busy
 
@TimStone yeah he is not the first but he is the most recent one i've seen
 
@TimStone I wasn't aware that Politico has sources in checks notes literally every person on earth.
 
Now live: In 2015, Larry Kudlow repeatedly compared Trump's immigration plans to the holocaust in an interview with Stephen Moore. Moore called Trump's plans "crazy" and an "extreme nativists." Kudlow disparaged Trump supporters as "the nativist fringe." https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/15/politics/kfile-stephen-moore-larry-kudlow-trump/index.html
Amazing
 
9:59 PM
@Yuuki tbf they only need to have sources in one city and one state, not the entire world, for this to work
 
10:10 PM
Twitter says verification is "paused" but in reality the only thing that's changed is there is no publicly accessible way to request verification, which means some of the people who need verification most can't get it https://mashable.com/article/twitter-verification-pause/#EaNETxkFjuqT
 
@TimStone a vey twitter way of solving the problem
 
Bernie released his tax returns
Newly confirmed Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is under investigation by the department's OIG following multiple complaints of potential conflicts of interest, per @SenWarren's office https://www.warren.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Kendall-Warren%20Blumenthal%20FURspLtr_%20DOI%20Ethics.pdf
Good thing they're doing extreme vetting of these candidates
 
@TimStone i mean they vetted him and he was extremely loyal to trump so
 
During two separate occasions on Monday afternoon, Fox anchors Shepard Smith and Neil Cavuto had to dump out of interviews after their guests wildly speculated and parroted conspiracy theories that the #NotreDameFire was an intentionally malicious act https://trib.al/s05ov6A
 
@TimStone bernie no you were supposed to leave out the photocopied check that just says "for: russia stuff, endorsed by cayman islands offshore holding corporation"
 
10:25 PM
Very normal channel
 
@GodEmperorDune you understand how this works
 
PepsiCo just sued three farmers in Gujarat for growing a variety of potato that's only meant for Lay's: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/68880885.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst http://toi.in/-d9AwZ/a24gk
 
did they COPYRIGHT A POTATO?
 
yeah monsanto does it all the time
their goal is to keep farmers buying new round up resistant seeds instead of replanting them
 
Their mistake was being farmers and not gamers
 
10:30 PM
you wouldn't download a potato
 
I would download some chips though I forgot to eat lunch
 
perhaps this is the fabled antivax cure potato
(new meme going around that if you rub a raw potato on the vaccine injection site it takes up all the toxins so the vaccines are fully safe and don't cause autism)
(just get the damn vaccines, potato or no)
(and they never caused autism in the first place, but protesting the preservatives means that new ones require refrigeration and have shitty shelf lives now)
 
@GodEmperorDune Wow this sounds like the kind of thing people would be dumb enough to believe and I guess if that's what it takes?
 
Fight stupid with more stupid, I guess.
 
@TimStone this ONE NEAT TRICk that BIG PHARMA doesn't want you to know
 
10:44 PM
@GodEmperorDune I mean, if that's what it takes to get people to vaccinate...
 
Trump will give Tiger Woods Presidential Medal of Freedom http://hill.cm/Mp892Tz
🤔
 
@TimStone any bets on if he just wants to trade adultery tips?
 
Paris Fire brigade members are seen at an entrance that looks into the Notre Dame Cathedral as a fire continues to burn in Paris, France, #NotreDame 📷 Philippe Wojazer
@GodEmperorDune The real comeback was from being a trash man
 
@TimStone qanon update: they are now claiming that it was not just a random muslim person that set the fire but michelle obama herself
 
@TimStone Trump just wants someone to show up at the White House.
 
10:59 PM
@GodEmperorDune Surprise twist, it was actually gamers misfiring a flaming arrow in Assassin's Creed Unity, smh
Bret Baier just polled the Bernie Town Hall audience who would be willing to switch to #MedicareForAll. It backfired spectacularly. https://t.co/dQJ9gfQ137
Almost choked on my coffee
 
@TimStone if only the pepsi satellites could remotely dump cool, refreshing pepsi on the affected area
 
@GodEmperorDune @TimStone hahaha
 
@TimStone lmao
 
@TimStone The hilarious part about this is that it makes it seem like they really do believe people like their existing employer-provided insurance? I mentioned before how that seems like an insane stance!
Sure I like my employer paying for something versus me writing a $1k check every month but what about this third option that is not that?
@TimStone Beto has released his taxes too now, for some reason
 
It's a bit disingenuous to say "for some reason" when we all know what that reason is.
 
11:05 PM
I actually don't know why I'm supposed to care about his taxes at the current juncture
 
@TimStone gotta make the accountants' calves cramp
 
(I know why I'm supposed to care about Bernie's taxes but also still do not, at the current juncture)
“It seems more and more that all [Pompeo] had was wishful thinking — and this administration’s disastrous inability to distinguish that from an actual strategy.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/04/15/pompeo-reaches-dead-end-trumps-venezuela-policy/
@GodEmperorDune lol god damnit
 
I'm also honestly like
like what are we going to get donald trump's and it's just going to be a line on his schedule D like "100 shares Crimes capital gain $5"
 
I mean there's a pretty high chance he just did actual direct tax crimes on top of everything else
So there's that, I guess
 
w2 from The Russian Federation
 
11:08 PM
He's got goats on his NJ golf course for the farm credit, that's dedication to milking the system
 
@Unionhawk nah its gonna be a complicated tax shelter thing that takes a huge article to understand
boomers eat that stuff up
 
I'm torn between making a white male goats joke versus a Trump routinely employs undocumented immigrants joke.
 
Speaking out of touch brands:
> Google promises we'll "meet a new hero" from the Pixel family at I/O.
A $500 phone is not heroic in any way.
 
Speaking of trump financial crimes
Breaking: Two congressional committees today subpoenaed @DeutscheBank for materials related to its long @realDonaldTrump relationship. The panels also subpoenaed eight other banks about Russian money-laundering. with @FlitterOnFraud https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/business/deutsche-bank-trump-finances-congress.html
 

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