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Trump to expand travel ban to six additional countries: Official | USA News | Al Jazeera

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Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania.
Shithole countries all of them, am I right
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You'd think the US would want to hang on to Myanmar as on of the few other nations still using old system measurements.
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Old 02-01-2020, 06:17 AM
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Of course, Nigerian immigrants are better educated and higher income than the average American. And they're mostly Christians.

There's just some reason Trump doesn't want them to come here. What could it be? :chin:
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Old 02-02-2020, 12:08 AM
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We had some rain:

Hundreds of people stuck at Sasquatch Mountain Resort as landslide causes road closure

Rain leads to mudslides in White Rock, puts train service between U.S. on hold
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Old 02-04-2020, 04:38 AM
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Limbaugh faking lung cancer the same way Michael J Fox fakes Parkinson's.

Rush Limbaugh says he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer - CNN
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Old 02-07-2020, 08:49 PM
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Armed ecoguards funded by WWF 'beat up Congo tribespeople' | Global development | The Guardian
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Ireland general election: Sinn Féin surges to 22% in exit poll | World news | The Guardian

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The republican party won 22.3% of the vote while Leo Varadkar’s ruling Fine Gael party slumped to 22.4%, the poll said, potentially spelling an end to Varadkar’s tenure as taoiseach. Fianna Fáil, the main opposition party, won 22.2%.
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The further adventures of *squints at text* Yakima Man.

"You're not robbing s***": Jack In The Box cashier ignores robber's commands, Yakima police say - YakTriNews.com
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Old 02-25-2020, 05:18 AM
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In case anyone was under the impression Canada was dumbfuck free:

B.C. driver in truck with flashlights for headlights caught driving without insurance for 10th time | Globalnews.ca
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Old 02-26-2020, 05:18 AM
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Oh wow nationalism and pogroms.

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Holy shit, this is a pretty big deal. Cahiers du cinéma is where the French new wave came from mostly, it's where most of the best known directors of the era were critics before they were filmmakers, it's where auteur theory originated. It's stayed relevant, too, and has pretty consistently maintained its critical perspective of commercialism in film.

And the entire editorial staff just quit over conflict of interests because it was bought out by a bunch of industry shills.

Good for them, bad for everything.

Here's an article in English, and here's a marginally serviceable translation of the original, with the letter:

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The entire editorial staff of "Cinema Notebooks" resigns

By the end of January, the review had been picked up by twenty celebrities, including major film producers. The employees made use of the transfer clause.

By Sandrine Cassini Posted today at 6:14 p.m., updated at 6:56 p.m.

It’s a heartbreak. Almost a month after the acquisition of the review by a group of investors, the entire editorial staff decided to leave the door of the Cahiers du cinema, invoking its “cession clause”, which allows journalists to leave a publication in the event of a change of shareholders claiming their unemployment rights. In all, about fifteen people are concerned, including Stéphane Delorme, its editorial director, who has accumulated twenty years of presence in the house.

On January 30, a list of twenty personalities led by Grégoire Chertok, banker at Rothschild, and bringing together businessmen such as Xavier Niel (personal shareholder of Le Monde) or Marc Simoncini, but also eight producers, such as Pascal Caucheteux, who created Why Not Productions (To beat my heart stopped; Dheepan; Me, Daniel Blake…) or Toufik Ayadi and Christophe Barral (Les Misérables). "Whatever the articles published on the films of these producers, they would be suspected of complacency," explains the press release signed by the editorial staff.
"An absolute contradiction"

The announcement of the upcoming appointment of Julie Lethiphu, general delegate of the Society of Film Directors, which organizes the "Directors' Fortnight", on the sidelines of the Cannes Festival, has only fueled the fire , the editorial staff seeing in it the will of French cinema to get their hands on the turbulent publication. “In the 1950s, the magazine was founded to wage war on French cinema, known as“ quality ”, cinema à la papa. Now there, the new owners want to make it a "chic" and "cordial" review, it's an absolute nonsense, "protested Jean-Philippe Tessé, deputy editor, and journalist at Les Cahiers for seventeen years.

"The editorial staff must write what they want on the cinema. It is out of the question to guide your choices, ”says Eric Lenoir, new manager of the company and also general manager of Seri, a street furniture company. If the writing is free, it will still be suggested to him to "reconnect" with French cinema. “Fifteen years ago, the Cahiers were a central player in French cinema. [The latter] does not cite them anymore, "continues the man who says he has read the magazine for thirty-eight years.

“We are very attentive to young French cinema. We have defended the eccentrics a lot. How to understand the idea of ​​refocusing other than as the desire to have more consensus? "Asks Jean-Philippe Tessé.

Finally, for the starters, the profile of businessmen contrasts with the very left line of the Cahiers du cinema, which protested against the “media treatment of“ yellow vests ”, Parcoursup and the Culture Pass”, including Frédéric Jousset, one of the entrepreneurs present at the round table, had provided the steering. "Would such an article be possible today? Clearly, no! "Concludes the publication veteran
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Oh wow, an Alberta energy company just distributed an image depicting some kinda rape fantasy image of Greta Thunberg. Google that shit yourself if you need to be traumatized.
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So friends in Nashville have checked in after their "surprise hurricane".
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That's a half-baked idea.
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More in thrad:

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Is Fox really mainstream? I’ll put it here:

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I had to learn from memes that there was a magnitude 5.7 earthquake in Utah yesterday: Angel moroni: Earthquake damages Salt Lake temple, dislodges angel statue's trumpet - CNN

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Old 03-28-2020, 08:01 AM
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lol, surprise: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly leave Canada, settle in L.A. - National | Globalnews.ca
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I welcome anyone fleeing from the British crown, as is tradition.

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So, just to make sure I understand this, this isn't because of coronavirus (it's not as if the USA has better public policy and health systems than Canuckistan) ... it's for Meghan's next job?

These ex-royals are moving country to pursue better opportunities, something which their ex-subjects voted to curtail. They are in fact Brexit refugees.

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Did Meghan renounce her American citizenship? Because if not, it's one law for British citizens and another law for American citizens and their spouses.

But even if she were just a Brit, they would probably have no problems getting a visa, because rich actors don't have issues immigrating to the US, much less ones who are royal.
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Are you USA people happy to pay their security bill? The Canadians didn't want to. You would have thought Harry and Meghan were rich enough to pay for their own security, but apparently not: they want some taxpayers' money for that.
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