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    Just call me Harry. (Everything Harry & Meghan)

    It really is appalling how Meghan and Harry were treated, including the denial of adequate security. I can see how it would not only frighten Harry but hurt and anger him, too. He can't win, though. If he asks for protection, some of the attacks just seem to get worse.
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    Insurrectionists and subversives: Trump and his supporters (Thread for all things Trump)

    Rhodes has been convicted of seditious conspiracy according to MSNBC. ETA: Kelly Meggs also convicted of seditious conspiracy. The other three were acquitted of this particular charge. All of the defendants were convicted of something, including obstruction of an official proceeding and...
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    Elon Musk and Twitter and free speech

    He asked why Apple isn't advertising more on Twitter and if they believe in free speech. I know that Musk has shown a lot of stupidity recently, but even he must know that free speech means that you are free to advertise where you want to and to choose not to advertise where your ads might...
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    Gender "critical" vs. Gender-affirming? (the thread for all things about gender politics)

    No, not anyone can be a woman. Lots of words in the English language have multiple meanings. And we usually can tell the meaning from the context. The word "woman" can be used in a context that is about the female biological sex someone is born with. It also can be used in a context that is...
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    Gender "critical" vs. Gender-affirming? (the thread for all things about gender politics)

    I think the odds of a trans woman being treated better than a cis woman (or cis man) is pretty slim as are the odds of someone transitioning just to try to get some employment benefit. I also don't think it should be a binary choice about whether to help cis women or trans women in...
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    Netflix/Prime/Hulu/BritBox Binge Watching: Coronavirus Edition

    I enjoyed it. Wasn't disappointed. I didn't finish Drink Masters.
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    Gender "critical" vs. Gender-affirming? (the thread for all things about gender politics)

    This article discusses last week's shooting and also discusses what I mentioned above about the role of politicians and the people paranoid about drag queens and sexualizing children...
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    Netflix/Prime/Hulu/BritBox Binge Watching: Coronavirus Edition

    For people who don't have Roku or aren't buying Apple products, you can get a one week free trial of Apple TV. Plenty of time to watch Spirited. I've never subscribed to Apple TV before, but I'm going to do it for the free week and then probably another month. That way, over the holidays, I...
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    Gender "critical" vs. Gender-affirming? (the thread for all things about gender politics)

    I've seen who is doing most of the skewing. The right wingers have jumped on the absurd idea and paranoia that kids will be abused in schools. I've met some of these nutters who think that schools are sexualizing little kids and there is a worldwide child sex trafficking conpsiracy. They will...
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    US elections 2021-2022

    According to NBC, Peltola has beaten Sarah Palin for the House seat in Alaska. Murkowski keeps her Senate seat.
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    Insurrectionists and subversives: Trump and his supporters (Thread for all things Trump)

    Of course the Eleventh Circuit isn't going to allow it. That's my whole point. The motion Trump's attorneys filed with Judge Cannon for the affidavit was a Hail Mary because they know that the Eleventh Circuit is going to rule against him and the entire case may go away because of a lack of...
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    Elon Musk and Twitter and free speech

    Musk really does remind me more and more of Trump. Now he is refusing to pay vendors money that Twitter owes them: https://www.yahoo.com/news/elon-musk-cuts-costs-twitter-201719397.html
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    The Voice 2022

    IMO, tonight's results just confirmed how much of a Blake-bonus his team members get. I think Devix would have been voted into the top 10 last night if he had been on Blake's team.
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    Insurrectionists and subversives: Trump and his supporters (Thread for all things Trump)

    Fox won't. But, I've noticed that there are some on MSNBC who are careful not to use the term "raid." More importantly, from what I've heard and read, this panel of Republican-appointed judges is very likely to rule unanimously against Trump. I still think they will find that Judge Cannon...
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    Qatar World Cup 2022

    NO courage? I think that's a bit much. They are getting a lot of heat from American homophobes for what they are doing in a very homophobic country. People were killed in the U.S. this past week just for going to a queer club. So, although some people might wish for them to do even more, no...
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