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“Totally Destroy”

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So this is happening.


Speech mostly appears to be about the various other countries that Trump plans to destroy, including Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela. He is currently engaged in a long riff about how socialism is necessarily oppressive and must be destroyed.

In conclusion, I remain deeply concerned about Hilary Clinton’s e-mails.

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What in Patriarchal Hell Did I Just Read?

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[Content Note: Toxic masculinity; misogyny; sexual assault; stalking; class warfare.]

Of all the horrideous post-election Reporter Ethnographies of the Mysterious Masculinity of the Rust Belt pieces, this might be the absolute shittiest, which is really saying something: "Why I Hitchhiked the Rust Belt in Search of the American Man" by Drew Philp at the Guardian.

There are abundant egregious failures in this piece — and I will leave it to you to tease out each and every one of them in their appalling abundance in comments, should you be so inclined — but there is no more execrable failure in the piece than its opening, in which is recounted a story of the writer and his accompanying photographer being picked up by a woman, who tells them of being "raped, beaten, left for dead" by an ex-husband who also killed their son in utero and continues to stalk her.

There is no follow-up to this story in the piece. No commentary on what that story, the story of an American woman whose life has been made a relentless misery by an American man, means for a piece in which two men are on assignment "in search of the American man."

That's because there's no room in this story for women at all. There never is.

There is never room for the women and children who are victims of the American man, and who are simultaneously victims of the class warfare and unregulated capitalism and union-busting and erosion of worker's rights and automation and wage stagnation and insufficient safety net by which many American men in the rust belt are victimized, too.

There is only room for the conjuring of our sympathies for men, by other men who escaped their fate — and deal with the trappings of their privilege by lionizing men of the lower classes with gilded patronization.
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Coast Guard ship fined $6K for exceeding speed limit meant to protect right whales

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Transport Canada has fined the Sir William Alexander $6,000 for "alleged non-compliance" with the federal government's 10-knot speed restriction.

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Anubis Zone of The Enders: MARS Coming To PlayStation 4

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Hideo Kojima’s classic game Zone of The Enders is getting a remake on a PlayStation 4 with enhanced graphics, 4K support, new sound design, and of course, VR support.

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Publisher of school exercise book apologises for racially charged language

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The publisher of a high school exercise book that used the word "squaw" to connect Indigenous women, and "darkie" to African Americans has removed the book for review and has apologized for any “pain it may have caused” via Twitter.

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Documents show former B.C. government allowed oil execs to refine climate plan language

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British Columbia's former Liberal government asked oil and gas corporations to "refine" the language of recommendations made by an advisory panel before it finalized its Climate Leadership Plan.

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YouTube opens up Twitch-style subscriptions to more creators

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YouTube is expanding Sponsorships, its relatively new service that lets viewers pay creators a monthly subscription fee in exchange for exclusive perks. The program, which existed only in beta prior to today, will now be available to any channel in the YouTube Gaming mobile app, a Twitch competitor that encourages gaming personalities to live-stream their play sessions and post edited recordings of gameplay footage. Sponsorships will also be available for non-gaming channels across all of YouTube in a limited beta testing phase starting today.

YouTube says Sponsorships will replace the rarely used paid channels feature the company launched all the way back in 2013. “This service offered monthly subscriptions for some channels, but with...

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