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  • Democrats should restart the entire primary process

    #politics #honestly id democrats still want to choose joe biden as the rep for whatever ungodly reason they can #but like so many people voted before covid changed priorities akd exposed horrors within our system #and i was one of those people not that i fucking voted for biden #but i think we should all get a chamce to vote again #like why tf are primaries so far out from the actual electio #like covid is up ending everything and people want to act like everything stay call and normal #no fuck normal #i want goddamn action and change #i want electronic universal sufferage #and a restart to the primary system
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  • Reminder that if elections this illegitimate (exit poll discrepancies, holding in person voting/not extending vote by mail in the middle of a pandemic, people being turned away from polling places because workers/supplies didn’t show up, very few polling locations actually open in largely populated areas, hours-long waits) were taking place in foreign countries, the U.S. would be immediately be plotting to invade/overthrow their government

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    https://bit.do/WOW 🔥 Poll: Voters Increasingly Support Universal Basic Income for U.S. Citizens https://dlvr.it/RTLbWG <<< CLICK🔥🔥🔥

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  • “Everyone knows by now that Trump is a narcissist, but we have to stop treating that like it’s an unfortunate personality tick and start treating it like what it is: a serious, dangerous, mental illness.” .. (quote Bill Maher)“.. (cartoon Kevin Siers) 

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    P.E.I.’s chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison will not have a 1:30 p.m. briefing Tuesday.



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  • devil-in-my-boots replied to your post: if you don’t mind me asking, where are you from? i…

    butting* also like imagine the combined power it would be if india nad pak joined hands? Honestly other countries would never let that happen

    YES! we’d be unstoppable. also consider: if pakistan and india ever joined forces, bangladesh and sri lanka would be sure to follow. possibly afghanistan too, maybe nepal as well. but the problem is that the neighboring countries have differing interests – china, for instance, is allied with pakistan but not india, and that plays a major role.

    also, US foreign policy. definitely messy when it comes to south asia.

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  • Ed Miliband returning to the Labour cabinet

    #feel like i didnt acknowledge this enough yesterday #Ed Miliband#Keir Starmer#politics#video
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  • There has been a second death in Newfoundland and Labrador as a result of COVID-19.

    Chief medical officer of health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald says the latest death is a 61-year-old woman.

    “We extend our sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to the family at this time,” Fitzgerald said.

    Premier Dwight Ball called it an extremely sad day for the province.

    A 78-year-old retired police officer became the first person to die from COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador just over a week ago.

    Fitzgerald said there were nine new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador on Monday, increasing the provincial total to 226.

    She also said there is a person in a St. Lawrence long-term care facility who has tested positive for COVID-19.

    “The family of this individual, as well as the families of all of the residents, have been notified. Outbreak protocols within the facility were immediately implemented, including extra cleaning and disinfecting and staff screening,” Fitzgerald said.

    Premier Dwight Ball stressed the need for people to stay put and not do any unnecessary travel. He said he doesn’t think added enforcement should be necessary.

    “If you are old enough to drive, if you’re old enough to get on a ferry, or old enough to get on an airplane, you’re old enough to understand the rules,” he said.

    Health Minister John Haggie said people need to stop looking for ways to conduct their normal routines during the health crisis.

    “Stop looking for loopholes,” Haggie said. “‘Normal’ has changed and you need to recalibrate to the new normal. So build a bubble for yourself and your family. Stay in that bubble and don’t burst anyone else’s.”

    – By Kevin Bissett in Fredericton.

    This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 6, 2020.



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  • devil-in-my-boots replied to your post: if you don’t mind me asking, where are you from? i…

    Im buttig in this convo Sorry but i absoluetely agree , the only reason the still divide thing is going on is because of the vote banks and every party needs those to stay in power

    HARD AGREE, before it used to be double-sided because the more you talked shit about the other country, the more votes you were guaranteed. now unfortunately i think it’s mostly modi’s govt. and hindu extremists making things worse.

    #devil-in-my-boots#replies#politics#desi tag #i was so so disappointed to see modi voted in again
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  • While many businesses and industries have ground to a halt during the novel coronavirus pandemic, garbage collection has not, and some are concerned about workers’ safety.

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    https://bit.do/WOW 🔥 Nancy Pelosi: ‘In this Next Bill’ We Hope to Get Vote-by-Mail https://dlvr.it/RTLNr2 <<< CLICK🔥🔥🔥

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  • (WASHINGTON) — White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving her post after never holding a single formal press briefing.

    Grisham will be assuming a new role as chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump. She had continued to represent the first lady while also holding the titles of press secretary and White House communications director since June of last year.

    Mrs. Trump made the announcement Tuesday.

    The overhaul comes as the president is facing the biggest crisis of his administration. Grisham, who succeeded Sarah Sanders and Sean Spicer, had been sidelined during the coronavirus pandemic and since Mark Meadows, the president’s new chief of staff, began to assume control.

    Meadows is currently considering several new hires, including current Trump campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany and Pentagon spokeswoman Alyssa Farah, according to two people familiar with her plans who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.

    Grisham and the White House press shop did not respond to requests for comment.

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    By Zeke Miller / AP on April 07, 2020 at 11:11AM
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  • Con più di cinquantamila membri, il gruppo telegram “stupro tua sorella 2.0” risultava uno dei più grandi archivi online d’Italia di revenge porn. Foto, video, numeri di telefono, profili social di decine di migliaia di donne diffusi senza consenso. E per risparmiarci la solita risposta “se la sono andate a cercare mandando foto in giro”, che già di per sé non regge (perché ogni donna può giocare alla seduzione con chi più le aggrada, ciò non significa che si ha il diritto di diffonderlo in rete), precisiamo che molte di queste erano semplici selfie, di quelli che pubblichiamo ogni giorno sui nostri social, vestite, in cui dovremmo essere teoricamente al sicuro. E non solo questo: tanti, troppi messaggi erano consigli su come violentare le figlie, come rovinare la vita all’ex fidanzata, pedopornografia. Non un semplice “discorso da spogliatoio” come molti l’hanno definito, ma una comunità ben organizzata e pronta ad un’eventuale chiusura, dal momento che già esistono decine di gruppi di riserva (che contano circa diecimila membri). Internet ormai rappresenta una seconda realtà, sulle nostre vite ha più peso di quanto si pensi e questi sono a tutti gli effetti stupri di gruppo. 

    Tutto è partito con una denuncia su Twitter da parte di @adorevcherry che, rivolgendosi direttamente alla polizia di stato, rese pubblici i contenuti delle chat, seguita da alcuni articoli e attiviste che hanno esposto la questione sui social. Il revenge porn è un crimine anche in Italia e si rischiano fino ai sei anni di reclusione e multe di quindicimila euro. Purtroppo risulta inefficace se il messaggio fissato nella parte superiore della chat reindirizza ad altri dieci gruppi simili. Ed è esattamente questo il punto. Nessuna legge, nessuna politica della privacy ci terrà al sicuro finché la radice del problema non verrà eliminata: la cultura dello stupro, figlia del patriarcato. Perché di questo si tratta ed è doveroso chiamarlo con il proprio nome. Gruppi del genere esistono da sempre in rete, basti ricordare “bibbia 2.0” che negli anni ha cambiato vari nomi, o si pensi alle chat di gruppo coreane in cui si vendono video di ragazze ricattate. Chiuso uno, se ne apre un altro. E sarà sempre meno reperibile ma non impossibile da accedervi.

    La cultura dello stupro in cui siamo costantemente immersi vede la donna come un oggetto, una proprietà, che esiste solo in funzione del desiderio maschile: è impossibile che una donna faccia qualcosa per se stessa, se la gonna è corta è perché vuole provocare e quindi “se l’é andata a cercare”. Il sesso non lo vive, è qualcosa che le viene fatto. Perché la cultura dello stupro vede le donne come prede, non protagoniste delle loro stesse vite, non padrone dei loro corpi. E in quest’ottica, purtroppo, non ci dobbiamo sconvolgere se gruppi del genere esistono, se a molti sembra normale “vendicarsi delle ex”, vendere foto delle mogli, figlie, sorelle. Ci possiamo e di dobbiamo indignare, ma non basta. Sarebbe bello sentire le voci degli uomini, ma non quelli che ci definiscono “meravigliose” facendoci sentire ancora di più cuccioli indifesi; uomini che spieghino in ogni dettaglio il minuzioso e subdolo meccanismo del patriarcato. E chi nega che questo sia solo uno dei tanti aspetti in cui esso si manifesta fa parte del problema. Come dice Giulia Blasi: “il patriarcato è come la mafia, buona parte della sua mission, per così dire, è farti credere che non esista”. Perché lo scopo di ogni regime autoritario è quello di farti credere che tu non abbia bisogno di ribellarti, che la tua vita è in armonia così com’è, quello è il tuo ruolo e se lo rispetti andrà tutto bene.

    Oggi è stato lo scandalo Telegram, ieri è stato lo stupro di gruppo non punito, domani sarà il catcalling sottovalutato. Casi del genere non sono tragedie imprevedibili, fanno parte di un disegno più grande, ed è arrivata l’ora di osservalo per intero e cambiarlo.

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    Long-term care facilities on P.E.I. are taking more steps to ensure their residents are as safe as possible from COVID-19 — moving to providing more services in people’s rooms in order to maintain as much physical distancing as possible. 



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    The start of P.E.I.’s harness racing season has been pushed back a month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



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