I don't see what's offensive unless you think, because you think black people are doing this, that these are racist comments. They aren't racist. They are pretty straight up. If you have mag rims and you're on public assistance... you're doing it wrong. He's right. People need to have the right priorities.

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Earlier this week, a group of protesters involved in Black Lives Matter demonstrations spray-painted a statue of Winston Churchill in historic Parliament Square, adding the words “was a racist” under Churchill’s name. As critics of Churchill are quick to remind us, the former British prime minister supported the use of chemical weapons against rebellious Kurds and Afghans (though whether he advocated for the use of lethal gas is a subject of historical dispute). Churchill also supported Britain’s colonial grip over the Indian subcontinent. When Mohandas Gandhi began his series of hunger strikes in protest of British rule, Churchill’s casually morbid reply sounded like something you’d hear from an action-movie villain: “We should be rid of a bad man and an enemy of the Empire if he died.” Yet even Gandhi no longer gets a pass, apparently. In Washington, D.C., which also has witnessed protests, vandals defaced a Gandhi statue outside the Indian embassy. The motivations aren’t clear, but it’s believed they relate to Gandhi’s prejudiced views toward black Africans during his time as a South …

Shall we burn down Auschwitz now?

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On Sunday, two weeks following the shocking killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, the city’s leaders pledged to overhaul their entire municipal police department. The  move could mark the beginning of a law-enforcement reform movement across the whole United States. This is a welcome phenomenon. Even conservative public figures such as Mitt Romney and George W. Bush are telling America that it’s time for change. Yet it’s not just America’s police forces that have come under attack. One notable aspect of the response to Floyd’s death is that many of the institutions being assailed most scathingly are charities, media companies, museums, and arts organizations that have no direct connection to the issue of law enforcement. This includes the Poetry Foundation, a Chicago-based 501(c)(3) organization that was established two decades ago by a wealthy heiress to a pharmaceutical fortune. The Poetry Foundation and POETRY magazine stand in solidarity with the Black community, and denounce injustice and systemic racism. Read our full statement here: https://t.co/qqbiqEn9UZ — Poetry Foundation (@PoetryFound) June 3, 2020 While the …

Journalists? What are those?

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In general, the US has very relaxed gun laws compared with its developed peers.

Amazing that all these white homogeneous societies have less crime and violence.

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Things are getting back to normal in New Zealand. In the past two months, every time I have been to my local supermarket the rules have changed. At the start of Lockdown Level 4, a two-meter spaced queue had been marked out and a long tent had been erected to accommodate it. There was a “one trolley, one person” rule, an insistence on a single “designated shopper” per household, and a ban on bringing recyclable bags into the supermarket. Contactless payment was preferred and cash was discouraged. Customers were required to maintain two meters distance from the person in front of them at the checkout. All staff wore some kind of PPE, and some wore face visors. Perspex barriers appeared at the deli counter and the checkout. There were shortages of baking products, yeast was for some reason unobtainable, customers could purchase no more than two packets of pasta or tins of tomatoes, and messages were broadcast over the Tannoy system instructing customers to shop normally. In response to the sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 …

This is insane praise for a quasi fascist state that didn't have a problem in the FIRST PLACE.

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David Frum talks to Jonathan Kay about the damage done by the Trump presidency and the way forward for America. His new book is Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy.

Trump hasn't even been able to DO anything, he's been so busy with the farce that's Russiagate, to blame what's going on now on him is ridiculous. All he's done is put his name on papers and approved judges. If that's destroying democracy, you're crazy.

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Eventually doctors will find a coronavirus vaccine, but black people will continue to wait for a cure for racism.

What a load of self pitying drivel.

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They get angry when he tweets and now when he doesn't tweet....

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Ice Cube is among those who are irate after video surfaced of a Monday arrest in Minneapolis where a black man was choked by a white police officer.

You did strike back, my dude. Target and Autozone have been punished well. Thanks.

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With 1,179 deaths on May 19, Brazil's daily fatality rate is second only to that of the U.S.—and Jair Bolsonaro is looking the other way.

He's not "looking the other way" just because he refuses to overreact.... or react the way you want him to. You can't STOP a pandemic with masks and social distancing. All you can do is delay it. They don't want to destroy their economy. They made that choice. It is what it is.

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