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Virginia Giuffre allegedly spent two days alone with Prince Andrew at the financier’s ranch, “endlessly’’ catering to every need of the royal – who especially enjoyed licking between her toes. “It wasn’t easy meeting the sexual desires of these strange men, the Prince being one of them.” by madazzahatter in worldnews

[–]Bluegoo828 76 points77 points  (0 children)

The vast majority of Europeans do not hate Meghan markle cause she's a mixed race woman. She’s was a soap star marrying into the royal family. Now royal fans could handle all of that IF she pulled it off like Grace Kelly. But she hasn’t. The hate has nothing to do with her being part black. Harry could have married a full African and no-one would have cared. What people care about is that she failed to be what she promised. A starlet who was going to divorce herself from tinsel town and begin behaving British, or if she couldn’t pull that off, at least behaving likable American. Sadly she failed. And here’s why….

She fulfilled the fears that she would go nuts on the expenses because of the novelty or greed. Unfortunately she has spent lavishly and it does not look good. To add insult to injury there was already relevant precedent for her to follow or at least be mindful of, Catherine Duchess Of Cambridge. It would have been a simple thing for Meghan to look to that example and be careful not to exceed it. Catherine wore a 500 pound engagement dress. Meghan wore a $75,000 engagement dress, Meghan’s wedding dress exceeded the cost of Catherine’s and the list goes on. It does no matter who paid for the outfits, the fact is, you don’t try and outshine the future Queen when you will always be a bit player. The pecking order is what aristocracy is all about.

People were exiting her employ. That does not look good. No matter the rumours you can’t get beyond the fact people were exiting like rats off the Titanic. That kind of thing does not happen in good environments.

She is kind of embodying the superficial narcissism of Hollywood. Hanging out with A-listers exclusively. Throwing big flashy parties, taking private jets everywhere. It was expected she would leave that life behind and act more responsible, not embrace it further.

She was not doing well at following protocol. This is the basics of the job. It’s like a cleaner not being able to use a mop. If you’re applying for the job you have to be willing to do the job as specified. And sorry but being a Duchess is absolutely a job.

She’s mouthy in a job where silence in golden or only speak with a particular intent. We got hint of what was coming when she ran to the press while dating Harry. No former successful suitor had ever done that. It was overlooked or allowed and I think they are going to regret it.

There’s was some shadey stuff already going on with her charity which just isn’t acceptable when you’re a PR rep for a country.

I could go on and on and on, but the point is that it's not about her race,though that's what she'd have you believe.

'Simply not OK': removal of US troops worries German communities by gharrity in worldnews

[–]Onarm 115 points116 points 2 (0 children)

And then the money dries up.

There's a difference between the military industrial complex and "policing the world". Being a superpower is extremely lucrative, and the contacts alone pull in billions, let alone the trade leverage, alliances, and soft power you can exert.

Isolationism does not lead to strong nations, nor does it lead to prosperity. It leads to power vacuums which get filled by hungrier neighbors, and historically is the first sign of a failing nation. If we leave Europe, maybe they'll centralize under Germany and form a new global power. Maybe Russia will get more power to exert over them. Maybe China will step in. No matter which way it swings though, it wouldn't be us.

And that means billions not being spent on our projects. Billions not coming back to America. Soft power reneged, given up, which leads to less sway over our allies. Less sway means worse trade deals, means less money to spend on home.

"Let's stop being the world police and fix x" is idealistic banter with nothing behind it. Being the world police gives us the money to fix x, alongside y and z. You step back from it, and suddenly you've got a lot less resources to go around, and you still aren't solving problems, because money was never the issue. The issue was our government doesn't care enough to solve those problems.

Americans Go Home: Canadians Track U.S. Boaters Sneaking Across The Border by hildebrand_rarity in worldnews

[–]endoftimenow 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Great! Tell that to the 400,000 Americans who moved there last year.

Sad part is they were moving to escape fucking morons like you.

Egyptians call out Elon Musk for spreading pyramids conspiracy theory by noble_pleb in worldnews

[–]disposable_ted 169 points170 points  (0 children)

- He was joking, obviously.

- One tweet down he provides links showing how humans built the pyramids

- We are all stupider for having wasted our time on such stupid bullshit

Almost 13,000 people refused entry to Canada from U.S. during pandemic by princey12 in worldnews

[–]inexcess -34 points-33 points  (0 children)

We don’t care just like when Canada does anything else. Stop spamming this bullshit.

Almost 13,000 people refused entry to Canada from U.S. during pandemic by princey12 in worldnews

[–]Joliet_Jake_Blues -24 points-23 points  (0 children)

We still circlejerking this?

Didn't Jacinda do something insignificant we can circlejerk for a while?

Almost 13,000 people refused entry to Canada from U.S. during pandemic by princey12 in worldnews

[–]SayingPsychiatry -61 points-60 points  (0 children)

People have been circle-jerking non-stop about this for weeks now.

13,000 is a very small number of people given how large the border is.

Canadians has been receiving international flights this entire time, and Canadians have also been coming to the US.

But because of biases and narratives and Canadians' world-class inferiority complex, you people react to this story like mindless drones. Just constantly willing to devolve into psychotic circle-jerks, foaming at the mouth about bad Americans.

Almost 13,000 people refused entry to Canada from U.S. during pandemic by princey12 in worldnews

[–]SirCB85 1276 points1277 points  (0 children)

Except I don't believe I've seen any footage of him without a mask in the last decade or so of his life.

Americans Go Home: Canadians Track U.S. Boaters Sneaking Across The Border by hildebrand_rarity in worldnews

[–]UghTheFarRunway 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I think you are reading that line too literally. What it's saying is that on a normal summer, lots of Americans typically cross the border to go camping and stuff. This year, those people are not coming in the first place, as the border has been closed to them. Hence the use of the word "prevented" rather than "stopped".

That's not to say that there aren't idiots still trying it, because I'm sure there are. But the vast majority of people are aware that they can't get across and aren't loading up caravans of RVs and trying for it anyway.

Americans Go Home: Canadians Track U.S. Boaters Sneaking Across The Border by hildebrand_rarity in worldnews

[–]werewolvescholar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't think you are nearly as rational or intelligent as you think you are if that's the message you got from my response and how you react to a perfectly reasonable analysis of the situation happening at our border. I don't think you've thought this through deeper than "we should be kind to other humans." That's okay.

You are not in charge of things and that's good. You're not interested in dialogues and finding solutions with people who's opinion differs from your own. You are interested in eradicating the opposition until only your voice is left. If I was wrong about that, I apologize, but that's how you come across.

This exchange, however, absolutely proved my points. I'm literally a liberal and voting for Biden, but you and I are not in agreement whatsoever. And I'm fairly certain I'm not the problem.

EDIT: as for your overly aggressive call for me to "sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up", no I don't think I will. Last I check our constitution still protects my freedom of speech. I won't be silenced just because I'm not left enough for you.

EDIT2: Thanks for the gold, stranger.

Americans Go Home: Canadians Track U.S. Boaters Sneaking Across The Border by hildebrand_rarity in worldnews

[–]ZDTreefur 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Most people aren't. Yet entire thread is full of foaming-at-the-mouth bigots dragging out their bigotry and circle-jerking with fellow hate-filled weirdos.

Americans Go Home: Canadians Track U.S. Boaters Sneaking Across The Border by hildebrand_rarity in worldnews

[–]Ozone_Ranger 505 points506 points  (0 children)

Apparenty this is happening across the Great Lakes too. Americans just jumping in their boats, driving across, and hanging out on beaches on the Canadian side. Those towns are mostly tiny towns, with no local hospitals (if people get sick, they head to Windsor, London, Hamilton, etc.). There are Coast Guard cutters stationed around but they aren't pursuit boats, and the people probably haven't been trained to chase/detain illegal travellers (let's face it, they are search-and-rescue with a side order of parading around to show the flag).

Americans: you are our closest neighbours. We have gotten along with you for over two centuries. We are trading partners, we share culture (ok, maybe we mostly leach cultural stuff from you, but we share our talent pool and many movies and shows are filmed here). We don't always agree with you (gun culture), and sometimes we feel really badly for you (universal healthcare), but we are pretty much as close as two different countries could be. So, this comes from a place of love:


Americans Go Home: Canadians Track U.S. Boaters Sneaking Across The Border by hildebrand_rarity in worldnews

[–]Selenium81 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

So the narrative you were able to assume based on that comment is "stupid American who thinks Canadians aren't valid in feeling annoyed"?

When you said "there is an entirely valid reason for Canada to act this way" I didn't realize you were defending that person's post specifically.

The US and Canada mostly have the same allies. That's why I equated that person's comment with the phenomenon of one person in a broken-up relationship demanding to get all the mutual friends. Which typically IS considered unreasonable. Hence the poking fun at the logic. However, I have no qualms acknowledging the validity of Canadian irritation on the whole.

China offers rewards for reporting underground churches by Jaesons in worldnews

[–]TurkeyBLTSandwich 342 points343 points  (0 children)

Parents had a sponsor church in China, the church had all the "permits" and "licenses" to operate from the local government. After my parent's church raised money to buy the land, construct the building, furnish the building, and also make sure the building was ready to operate properly. Some people from my parents church visited and took pictures and it was even getting new people joining and converting. Then after a 1.5 years of operations all the "permits" and "licenses" were revoked the land and building were taken by the local government the the sponsor church was gone and the pastor there went missing.

Needless to say my parents and the church were pretty saddened by this. Conspiracy theorist inside of me says the local Government wanted a list of names and a building to be constructed and furnished before taking over but didn't want to pay for any of it.

Egypt tells Musk pyramids were not built by aliens by bedouinomade in worldnews

[–]unwanted_puppy 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I hate this insidious conspiracy theory. It’s so insulting. A denigration of all of human civilization. It’s a robbery of humanity’s most amazing origin stories.

  • Yes, ancient humans were intelligent.

  • No, the modern era is not the only period in which humans became intelligent.

  • No, humans were not just dumb savages before the European enlightenment.

  • Yes, ancient civilizations had science!

  • Yes, multiple ancient civilizations (independent of each other!) developed fucking astronomy. This one created the solar calendar system we still use today.

I’m sorry some people have a problem respecting and believing that ancient black and brown people were intelligent enough to build such amazing structures, but please don’t give these people a megaphone to spread their prejudice and non-sense into the mainstream and effectively erode our knowledge of human history.

I still cannot believe that this fundamentally racist garbage is being broadcasted daily as if it is legitimate academia through the fucking History Channel. It’s unbelievable.

No wonder people have become too dumb to deal with a pandemic.

Sowing doubt: people around world receive mystery seed parcels by Yogurt789 in worldnews

[–]myonlinepresence 31 points32 points  (0 children)

You need to create a item shipped record in order to have a legit review registered.

This is sellers trying to fake review by claiming to the platform, say Amazon, that they shipped a tooth brush to this address (random), which they do by shipping seeds instead of tooth brush.

Then another party came in, pretend to be the customer who received the toothbrush and leave a good review.

All Amazon see is a toothbrush (seeds) was shipped out to an valid address (random address) and customer (fake customer) left a good review.

World Health Organization reports largest ever single-day increase in coronavirus cases across globe by hildebrand_rarity in worldnews

[–]jdaltzz2383 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

We do...I also like how they say that “according to the WHO, covid has infected X amount of people and killed Y amount of people since it emerged almost seven months ago” do they forget that it emerged at least back in October in China? and there’s speculation that it was already in the US as far back as November? These bastards are just pumping fear and still covering for China...we shouldn’t be tolerating it.