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Ash
12:15 AM
Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque burns at the same time as fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris https://trib.al/YSgw72e
 
12:29 AM
@Unionhawk how many people would it take to pull apart a luxury car into multiple <$750 parts given to each person, to then be re-assembled
 
@Memor-X i think the reassembly is going to be where most of the cost goes
 
 
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3:28 AM
Man suing parents for $86,000 for throwing out his porn collection http://hill.cm/Lg3dZEA
> His father responded by saying he destroyed the pornography collection for his son’s “mental and emotional health.”

“I would have done the same if I had found a kilo of crack cocaine,” the father reportedly wrote. “Someday, I hope you will understand.”
i could understand the first part but you could have had a talk instead. the second bit however is just dumb because (most) porn is not illegal unlike crack
 
 
6 hours later…
9:06 AM
La rosace est sauvée ! #NotreDame #NotreDameDeParis
Honestly, while it's obviously been a massive blow to the French Spirit, there has been a sizeable silver lining: the priceless art and relics have been saved, the walls are still standing and serviceable and apparently even the rose window has been saved. It's going to take a while to rebuild, but it could have been a lot worse
 
Maybe the catholic church is going to spend some of it's enormous fortune to keep it in proper shape now
 
> Two of the country’s richest tycoons pledged millions to the fund. François Pinault, the head of Kering, which owns fashion labels including Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Gucci, pledged €100m from his family’s fortune.

Shortly afterwards, Bernard Arnault, the owner of the group Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy declared he would donate €200m.
 
lol... they're outdonating one another..
 
 
3 hours later…
12:27 PM
Since the summer of 2017, a handful of high-profile men accused of sexual misconduct in the tech industry lost their jobs. Most of those men now have new ones. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/tech-men-accused-sexual-misconduct-new-jobs-metoo
CRIMINAL COMPLAINT: Man charged with throwing 5-year-old boy off 3rd-floor balcony at Mall of America told police he was angry at being rejected by women at the mall & was "looking for someone to kill" - http://2wsb.tv/2Gn9rpI
Holy shit
 
@TimStone oh what would make this worse is if he started identifying himself as an incel
 
12:51 PM
And here we see the convergence of the right’s racist obsession with Ilhan Omar and their dangerous conspiratorial fixation on the idea the cathedral fire must have been an arson.
starting to think that the right hates her because of racism reasons
 
1:24 PM
@TimStone jfc
Humanity was a mistake
 
@Memor-X I think he already did that.
 
1:39 PM
@Unionhawk what? you thought it wasn't?
@Yuuki dam it, and here i was hoping that he was just a prick, not a stupid prick
 
Glenn Beck speculates on the Notre Dame fire: "If this was started by Islamists, I don't think you'll find out about it." https://t.co/Yvq5iRdUCw
Oh joy, we went to "abscence of evidence is evidence that brown people did it" territory"
 
Guuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Immediately even, just skipping all the steps in between so we can be racist conspiracy 'theorists'
 
@Nzall Occam's Razor suggests it was just an accident related to the renovation tools and materials.
 
@MBraedley I don't doubt that at all. This is just a tragedy, and I'm fairly sure that Glenn Beck is wrong in this case. Remember, France has had like a dozen Islamic Terror attacks 3 years ago. If they had any evidence that this was caused by Islamic Terrorists, you'd be damn sure they're going to use that
 
2:09 PM
I stand with the millions who suffered horribly in French colonies, and whose wealth was stolen to build this monstrosity. https://twitter.com/HadleyFreeman/status/1117899272819593216
I think John here needs a bit of a History Lesson
 
Oh? How so?
 
@Kevin The Notre Dame was built in the 13th century. France didn't have any colonies in those days
 
Hmmm, well that's a good reason!
 
@Kevin It's like responding to a hypothetical fire in the Washington Capitol with "I stand with the millions who suffered horribly as a result of the Korean War"
 
2:15 PM
@Nzall Or more historically accurate burning of the White House during the War of 1812 with "I stand with the millions who suffered horribly as a result of the Bay of Pigs invasion"
 
@MBraedley I don't think that quite works.
 
Or Civil War. That might be more apt
 
Still doesn't quite work.
The construction has to take place before the atrocity but the burning takes place after.
 
@Yuuki ah, fair.
There was another war between the revolution and War of 1812, right?
 
@MBraedley White House was built in 1790-1800 apparently
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2:20 PM
There's not a lot of time between the White House construction and the War of 1812 for there to be an appropriate simile.
 
Only things that apply are the Whiskey Rebellion, the Quasi-War, the First Barbary War, the 1811 German Coast uprising and Tecumseh's War.
I think of those, Tecumseh's war has the right timeframe and also a similar "white people oppress non-whites" feeling
 
Tecumseh's War pretty much became part of the War of 1812 though.
Anyways, point is that yes colonialism is/was a terrible thing and it is right to protest it. But also, do some research before you decide to grandstand.
 
2:38 PM
@Nzall guess that means Trump is a Russian Lizardman and the son of Grand Lizard Putin
 
3:17 PM
Side note, it's a bit weird to me that some people's attachment to Notre Dame lies solely through The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Assassin's Creed: Unity.
 
Ave
3:48 PM
I have never been to france, but I did read the hunchback. I guess it's not that surprising for me.
 
I don't mean in the sense that "I've never been to Notre Dame in person but I did watch the Hunchback".
But more like "Notre Dame only has value to me because it appears in this game I played".
 
4:11 PM
Bernie Sanders got to call Trump a pathological liar in a Fox town hall and wasn't even challenged by the moderators? Nice, I like it.
 
Was this before or after they asked the crowd who would like Medicare For All?
 
I've been having an extremely fun time over the last several hours considering a unitedhealthcare or whatever CEO watching a fox crowd be flat out excited by the possibility of replacing their employer healthcare
after they've spent however much money on "well, you won't have your insurance anymore"
an upper middle manager bursting through the mahogany door of that guy's office "sir, you're going to need to see this"
 
@Yuuki After based on Conor Friedersdorf's review of the event, but I didn't watch it.
@Unionhawk That is a fun scene :)
 
@puzzlepiece87 That's probably for the best.
 
 
2 hours later…
6:41 PM
A judge just heard args in BuzzFeed and @JasonLeopold's FOIA request for the Mueller report. Judge denied request for an injunction to have the report produced under FOIA by 4/18 — judge wants to wait and see what gets released by AG Barr on Thursday and go from there
Thread has more info
 
"Let Maduro and his cronies worry about what that means," concludes the senior administration official speaking about #Venezuela.
(re need for transition of power)
Uhhh actually maybe we should all worry about what that means? idk
 
7:13 PM
I for one find it Really Funny that they had no plan b for "what if the opposition leader only manages to get 50 guys"
well they're working on plan b but it's going to be "continue to push their economy until it breaks" etc
 
@Unionhawk this admin is great at hiring people that don't think beyond step 1
 
don't worry they got seth adams or whoever on the case now, ready to roll out the "smuggle arms in 'humanitarian aid'" playbook oh what's that everybody knows about that now
because it's a thing we've done many times
weird
 
yeah step 2 is "let's figure out what we did during that 70s/80s and try it again"
 
(it was "fund right wing death squads")
 
Ave
@Yuuki ah, that's obviously fucked up.
It's a very important historic place.
Or, was.
 
7:28 PM
Still is, the structure is still mostly there.
And the Rose Windows are all intact.
 
8:04 PM
@Nzall also no one died
 
8:20 PM
@TimStone I should figure out how to make a button that adds a self-updating "Time is a flat circle" quote.
 
 
NEW: The beleaguered military tribunals at Guantanamo suffered another major blow Monday as a federal appeals court voided 3 years of rulings in USS Cole case from a military judge who was seeking job as an immigration judge. A blistering ruling on ethics https://politi.co/2ZfeEY1
 
8:47 PM
Not a single human being gave to embattled Rep. Chris Collins campaign this cycle Via @lachlan https://www.thedailybeast.com/rep-chris-collins-campaign-did-not-receive-a-donation-from-a-human-being-this-cycle
Who knew doing finance crimes would mean people wouldn't trust you with money?
#Ecuador president #LeninMoreno tells me ⁦⁦#JulianAssange smeared the walls of the embassy with feces and that is why they revoked his asylum. The #WikiLeaks leader exhausted their tolerance, the president told me ⁦@BBCBreaking⁩
 
9:12 PM
It's better than I hoped, especially after this was posted:
yesterday, by Ash
They're saying all teh stained glass is gone and there won't be much if anything left of the frame
 
 
1 hour later…
10:42 PM
@TimStone yeh, painting the walls shit brown tends to do that
 
CEO Jack Dorsey said Twitter is looking to change the focus from following specific individuals to topics of interest, acknowledging that what's incentivized today on the platform is at odds with the goal of healthy dialogue https://www.axios.com/how-jack-dorsey-plans-to-change-twitter-60f0e69c-808a-429d-93c6-6335ea1a38c3.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=1100
truly the worst ideas come from this man
they probably heard that the chinese version of twitter has the topics feature and want to copy it but in a completely awful way
A few days ago, I shared a video of a woman that threatened to call ICE on the owners of a taco truck that was operating in her neighborhood. In response community members brought a mariachi band in front of her home. Fight hate with love & tacos. https://t.co/ddyDc8jzbl
 
Ash
11:01 PM
@GodEmperorDune no thank you.
 
11:19 PM
@GodEmperorDune we see you are interested in: POLITIC, allow us to curate content related to that <it's just ben shapiro>
 

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