I'll resist the urge to ask "what took you so long" and instead just celebrate this for the good news that it is. If you've ever known anyone who has suffered from chronic pain, or nausea due to certain cancer treatments, you'll know medicinal cannabis can be a literal lifesaver.
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No colourful flags or bottoms, got it. Because of course upon seeing that children will immediately start considering removing their sexual organs.
Cloppety, it's perfectly understandable that you, as a member of the LGBTQ community, would get so defensive about this topic. Being unable to reproduce, you're forced to recruit. Keeping our kids away from your LGBTQ agenda would result in you no longer having a recruitment pool.
Understandable, I'll give you that.
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I'd give Fox News a swerve for a balanced view on this. It’s pretty moronic.
Would you level those same accusations at CNN? Just curious. Because you do realize it would be completely and utterly disingenuous to claim that the biases exhibited on Fox News are any different from the biases exhibited on CNN.
ALL mainstream media outlets are so beholden to corporate and commercial interests that they will not give you the type of information you need to make valid decisions about important topics, like stopping the trans indoctrination of our young and impressionable.
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Are they forcing regular far-right people like you to alter your gender?
Kindly explain to us regular people how asking questions, looking for the actual truth, and pointing out hypocrisy makes us "far right"?
It's alarming how you have fought so hard to deny the right of parents to express concern over the gender-bending agenda aimed at our children over the last few years.
"Love and tolerance"... but only if you align with our aggressively "progressive" social views, amirite Cloppety?
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Anti-trans stuff has become as a big an article of faith on the American right
Yup! Blame the "far right" (?) How about regular people fed up with this gender-altering nutcrackery that is happening in their country and around the world?
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Right, it is those immigrants coming and taking our jobs why people can't find good, stable jobs with living wages!
Certain political and economic elements in many developed countries scapegoat immigrants to distract from the depredations of the rentier class.
A tale as old as time and xenophobia and unfortunately still has mileage today.
To suggest a record influx of migrants have nothing to do with our severe cost of living crisis is a totally disingenuous representation of Australia's current migration and population story. Pure virtue signaling at best.
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If we had any brains in Australia we would be paying close attention to what is happening in the UK, where they're (finally) taking the axe to their record migration... while we keep on growing at an unsustainable pace.
By refusing to cut immigration during a cost of living crisis, our politicians are massively letting down the working class, and have failed in their duty to help people battling in outer suburban and rural areas.
You would think they would have a population plan so working people can afford to buy a house and can afford to buy their food. Instead we have young people were living like battery hens instead of free range... it is a complete disaster.
The federal government MUST slash migration to no more than 70,000 people a year. It is beyond a joke at this point.
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The negativity was directed at 'conservative white privileged commenters' not 'white people'.
Do you also direct negativity towards black conservatives or privileged Asians with that same level of enthusiasm and vigour? Just curious.
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No, that sounds entirely like a projection on your part since nothing even remotely has been said by anyone here least of which me.
I think you very clearly insinuated that when you cast " white, privileged" commenters" as a being a negative.
All groups of people who live on Earth today and in the past have made equally valuable contributions to their own and other communities throughout the history of humanity. No group is special, that includes Caucasians, Asians or any other group.
A contradiction of your first post, but okay, agreed. And by that same metric, everyone has the right to feel proud of who they are, where they're from and the collective accomplishments their ancestors achieved.
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Maybe the most successful, but definitely not the greatest, that belongs to Federer..
By what metric are you determining Federer to be the greatest? He's won 20 grand slam titles to Novak's 24, was World Number One 302 consecutive weeks to Novak's 402, and in head-to-head matchups has only beaten Djoker 23 out of the 60 times they have played each other.
0 ( +2 / -2 )
Who hasn't slid across the floor in their socks'N'jocks - Risky Business-style - with "Rock And Roll All Nite" on full blast?!
KISS epitomizes what rock music used to be all about - fun, positive energy, having a good time.
Then along came the 90s, with grunge single-handedly destroying that vibe with a bunch of sad boys singing about how depressed they all were. Boo-frickin-hoo.
Give us KISS, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Gunners, ACDC et.al any day of the week. May they live on forever!
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Daryl Hall and John Oates were a great 80s pop duo, who achieved so much considering their humble beginning as long-distance truckers... haulin' oats.
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Princess Kiko has a rare, ethereal beauty.
To each their own, bit Kiko looks like an illustration from a chapter on the circa-300BC Yayoi people in a 1930's anthropology encyclopedia.
Kako on the other hand, now that's a good-looking lady.
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I have been slow and hesitant
So very honored that us humble common-folk are given the privilege of continuing to fund the extravagant lifestyle of this family with our hard-earned tax payments, in order for them to reward our monetary servitude with their gracious slowness and hesitancy.
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the experts of the world
Experts? The same experts who demanded a one-size-fits-all vaccination scheme for the entire population, including healthy adults? The same experts who are under investigation overseas for peddling lies? The same experts who fail to mention the dramatic rise in excess deaths? The same experts who continue to deny the dangers of mRNA? The same experts who vigorously recommended lock downs? (now regarded as having done more harm than good). The same experts who insisted we all mask up? (outside of medical-grade n95 also now recognised as having little benefit). The same experts who told us to "trust the science" when the so-called science was plucked from thin air (as described by UK Health)?
-3 ( +3 / -6 )
It's taken seriously in Canada. Thanks for playing.
What do those "pros" make in the CFL? Eight hundred bucks a week and a free tank of fuel isn't really taking it seriously.
Thank you for playing.
-13 ( +0 / -13 )
No vaccine in the history of humanity completely and absolutely stops infection, transmission, disease or death, that is a terribly poor argument to say vaccines are useless.
Read my words very carefully. There is no Covid vaccine. The Covid virus is a coronavirus. Like the common cold, which is also a coronavirus, it mutates too quickly for a vaccine to be effective.
90% of the population were duped by big Pharma into mistakenly believing there was a vaccine. They have since been duped by governments into believing a "booster" shot is a vaccine when, at best, it is a medicine that lessens the severity of the disease in people with compromised immune systems.
0 ( +7 / -7 )
Great. So will this new vaccine stop infection, transmission, getting sick or dying? If, like any of the previous vaccines, the answer is no to any these, take your "vaccines" Daiichi/Meiji, and put in them in an industrial-sized circular filing cabinet.
0 ( +9 / -9 )
renowned American football team
Oxymoron of the day. Aside from tiny smatterings of it in Europe, American football never had been and never will be a sport taken seriously outside of the US. Why? For the simple reason that's it's boring. Overcomplicated (and ever-changing) rule set, very little action in comparison to other contact sports (6 seconds of play... followed by 2 minutes to talk about the next 6 seconds of play), and unnecessary/ineffective protective equipment for players (more pads than a you-know-who on her you-know-what).
Nihon Uni would be better served focusing their talents on a sport with more national or global appeal and respectability.
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Whether by impeachment or gentle push into retirement, Joe Biden should no longer be President. It's borderline cruel to force our senior citizens to do things they're clearly incapable of doing in their advanced elderly years.
Joe should be more concerned with winning the jackpot at Monday night bingo than calling the shots on matters of massive global importance.
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Most of us weren't around back then, but I bet the scariest part of that ordeal would have been when "global village"-type people virtue-signaled taking Thalidomide, and then demonized those who raised concerns as "anti-Thalidomiders". This is base level human character, seen throughout history, and always leads to bad outcomes when mob rule of the misinformed occurs.
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I'll wager the concentration is way different in the lethal injection case
Excellent point. However, there is also less mercury in a tuna fish than in concentrated industrial spillage. Unfortunately, like mercury, potassium chloride accumulates in the bloodstream, and as a result, consistently ingesting unnecessary amounts of it over a long period of time carries an elevated risk of heart issues.
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
I think the Dasani water engineered by NASA and in a metal can is strangely addictive.
There is something different about Dasani
Yes, there's something different about Dasani alright.
There are three ingredients that make it the absolute worst bottled water you could possibly drink, but let's just talk about one of them - potassium chloride. Ever heard of death row? The final of the three injections is potassium chloride, which causes cardiac arrest. And people are drinking it in amounts far greater than standard bottled waters in Dasani.
If you value your health and drink Dasani Water, you should seriously consider stopping.
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asking that he be placed in a child welfare center. However, the boy refused to go,
Cannot imagine how the 11 year old boy must have felt to essentially be told by his own mother that she didn't want him.
All children deserve to have parents, but not all parents deserve to have children.
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What information ‘not initially reported from the Mainstream Media complex’ and ‘non-negotiable fact’ are you talking about?
You could share some. Or is this one of those ‘do your own research’ things?
Sorry Jimmy and Bobbert, please direct your queries to the Moderator as to why my responses keep disappearing.
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What "conspiracy theories" has Brand discussed that weren't later revealed to be non-negotiable fact? How about providing some examples in the article? Too much to ask?
If the JT/AP are designating any information not initially reported from the Mainstream Media complex as "conspiracy theories", then the least they could do is be upfront and honest about it.
-10 ( +3 / -13 )
Well, imagine a society that subjects people to conditions that makes them unhappy, then gives them drugs to take away their unhappiness.
Instead of removing the conditions that make people depressed, they are strongly encouraged to take antidepressant drugs. In effect, antidepressants are a means of modifying an individual's internal state in such a way as to enable him to tolerate social conditions that he would otherwise find intolerable.
This isn't science fiction, this is already happening to some extent in a lot of countries, but to the largest extent in the United States... thanks to every second commercial on TV telling people they need these drugs. It is downright insidious and it has to stop.
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I tick none of these boxes. Your comebacks require a better understanding of who you are arguing with.
Well then, clearly, I know as much about you as you do I. Still, always good to have these discussions now and zen.
Regardless, the majority of the schools of Mahayana are so far removed from the original philosophy that it's simply ridiculous that they are even been considered a part of the Buddhism umbrella.
Buddha's teachings are encapsulated in the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. Anything beyond that - such as what was found in Nichiren's whacky heretical offerings - is faux Buddhist fluff.
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It is chanted by members of all sects of Nichiren Buddhism with the purpose of reducing suffering by eradicating negative karma. I guess we can define "traditional" in various ways.
Thank you for sharing. I should have clarified "traditional" as "not belonging to sects founded by a 13th century heretic."
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Daisaku Ikeda, who helped spread Buddhist thought around the world through Soka Gakkai
Daisaku Ikeda spread Daisaku Ikeda thought. Nowhere in traditional Buddhist teachings was chanting "Namu Myoho Renge Kyo" - to absolutely no-one - in order to attract material wealth and worldly possesions, ever taught.
Arguably 20th century Japan's most charismatic and influential scam artist.
3 ( +12 / -9 )