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Activities at IU Sep18-27

2020.09.18 07:18 IUActivities Activities at IU Sep18-27

It is harder than normal to socialize and meet new people, so here is a list of activities for this week. This e-mailed list is mostly comprised of club events, but there are also some IU calendars to check out: https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/events https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/ You can find the Google Doc of this week here: Link At the end of this message is a list of Club Chats: GroupMe, Slack, or Discord.

Week of Sept 18th-27th Activities:

Times are Eastern/Bloomington/New York

Friday, September 18th

Friday Crafternoon

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: In-Person Outside: 7th and Jordan Event Description: Stop to pick up or gather with others to do a craft activity. Each week, we’ll feature a different craft. Materials provided, limited quantity available.

Voting in Groups, Thinking Like Ideologues: The Paradox of Partisan Conflict in the United States

Cost: Free Host Organization: Center on American Politics Time: 12:30-2pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99946112490 Event Description: Using an original survey experiment, Schmidt confirms that partisan identifiers find it easier to associate their opponents with stereotypical policies rather than stereotypical groups. Moreover, ideology offers citizens uniquely high-quality information about parties.

Egocentric computer vision, for fun and for science

Cost: Free Host Organization: Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering CS Colloquium Series Contact: Roni Khardon ([email protected]) Time: 3pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/684108959 Event Description: How can computer vision contribute to and benefit from this embodied perspective on the world? In this talk, I’ll argue for why computer vision on egocentric images and videos is uniquely challenging and interesting, and I’ll present some of my lab’s recent work in this area, focusing on two specific lines of work.

Spanish Study and Conversation tables

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Grupo Ñ Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/93596410067 Description of Org: Grupo Ñ is a club for IU students interested in Spanish. The group focuses on creating and sharing events to broaden our understanding of Hispanic culture and to provide opportunities to practice speaking. Event Description: Come study and chat (in Spanish of course!). There will be upperclassmen who can help you review classwork that confuses you and prepare for the looming midterms, or you can just practice speaking in Spanish. We meet every Friday from 4-5pm through Zoom.

Inside Outdoors

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Outdoor Adventures Contact: [email protected] Time: 5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/95115205986?pwd=ZVJFWDZ0dDNWRnBVTi9Xc2VWVjJWUT09 Description of Org: UOA has helped members of the IU community lead active lifestyles by providing opportunities to participate in programs that foster a love of the outdoors. Offering academic courses for credit, gear rentals, adventure trips, workshops, and more, they're sure to have your next adventure in mind. Event Description: Inside Outdoors is a virtual sub-division of our IU Outdoors series, where Outdoor Adventures hosts a space for students, faculty, and staff to join in and talk about outdoor opportunities on and off IU’s campus.

Volunteering at Middle Way House

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Movement Exchange at IU Contact: Must register in order to participate. Email [email protected] for details on how to sign up. Time: 5p-6p Location: In-Person: Middle Way House Description of Org: We aim to use our love for dance as a way to connect with various communities. Event Description: Volunteer at Middle Way House on Fridays

Rosh Hashanah Services

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Hillel (Hillel Outreach and Special Events) Contact: Sue Silberberg, [email protected] Time: 7pm Location: In -Person AND Online In-Person: Hillel, 730 E 3rd St - In-person: registration required at https://calendly.com/iuhillel/high-holiday?month=2020-09 Virtual: registration required at https://calendly.com/mason-iu/virtual-rosh-hashana-services-programs?month=2020-09 Description of Org: Hillel is the Jewish “home away from home” at IU. Join your Hoosier Hillel family for great ways to meet other students and for learning and/or leadership opportunities. Go to iuhillel.org for more information. Event Description: Shana Tova from your Hoosier Hillel Family! Happy New Year! Rosh Hashanah begins Friday evening September 18 and continues through September 20. Conservative/Traditional Egalitarian Service, Reform/Musical Service, Rosh Hashanah Happy Hour, Torah/Learn about the binding of Isaac, Shofar Blowing and Tashlich. (see full schedule at https://iuhillel.org/high-holiday-2020-schedule)

Outdoor Movie: Mean Girls

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-10:45pm Location: In-Person Prebys Amphitheatre 100 S. Valentine Road, Bloomington, Indiana Description of Org: Another weekend of outdoor movie screenings sponsored by The Indiana Memorial Union Board and in partnership with the Indiana Memorial Union. Event Description: This Friday night tune into Mean Girls which has become a “cult classic” written by Tina Fey and starring Lindsay Lohan.

eSports Nite: Fortnite

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Late Nite Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-1am Location: Online https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6183906 Description of Org: a campus-wide initiative that offers free activities and events after 9pm, Thursday through Saturday. Event Description: Join our virtual event that combines fun and competition hosted by a professional video game announcer! Think you've got what it takes to compete? Make sure you register in advance on beINvolved! Or, if you prefer to watch rather than play, tune in to our live twitch stream and cheer on your fellow Hoosiers! Here is the link to the registration page for this specific tournament. https://tournaments.bravous.com/tournaments/119313f2798a2f6ff5fedc3104044bca/register

Saturday, September 19th

Self-Care Saturday: Paper Weaving [Virtual]

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 10:30-11am Location: Online Register to receive an email with the Zoom link: https://iu.zoom.us/webinaregisteWN_JjOfGteOQpCROJj2YH7lhQ Event Description: Unwind with artmaking. Drawing inspiration from Sarah Urist Green’s The Art Assignment, guests will learn how to make their own paper weaving using simple materials they have at home. Grab some paper, something to cut with (scissors, xacto knife, etc.), and a touch of creativity. This activity is great to do on your own or with friends or family!

Volunteer Service Saturday

Cost: $0 Host Organization: African Women's Leadership Organization (AWLO) Contact: [email protected] Time: 10AM-12PM Location: In Person Salvation Army, 115 N Rogers St Bloomington, IN 47404 Description of Org: African Women's Leadership Organization intends to to motivate and empower Afrocentric women while supporting women within the African continent. Event Description: AWLO will be volunteering at the Salvation Army for our very first Service Saturday! We will be working on sizing, kid's department, photos, fixing bookshelves, and more! Closed toe shoes will be required, hope to see you there!

Classical Connections Zoom Concert Series

Cost: free Host Organization: Classical Connections Contact: [email protected] Time: 1pm EST Location: online https://iu.zoom.us/j/91768188053 Meeting ID: 917 6818 8053 Description of Org: Classical Connections works with students from the Jacobs School of Music to bring the joy of music to diverse areas of the greater Bloomington community through musical performance, educational engagement, and interpersonal development. Event Description: Virtual musical concert for the Bloomington community featuring Jacobs School of Music students. If you are interested in performing for future concerts please email [email protected].

Outdoor Movie : Creed

Cost: free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-11:15pm Location: In-Person Prebys Amphitheatre 100 S. Valentine Road, Bloomington, Indiana Description of Org: Another weekend of outdoor movie screenings sponsored by The Indiana Memorial Union Board and in partnership with the Indiana Memorial Union. Event Description: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Sunday, September 20th

Indoor Movie: Mean Girls

Cost: Free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Films Contact: [email protected] Time: 2pm Location: In Person: IMU WHITTENBERGER RSVP Here: https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6447195_ga=2.113252932.2130990725.1600313240-1316309806.1600116586 Event Description: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list clique at her new school until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina Georgia. Rated PG-13. Please note: An RSVP does not guarantee you a spot at the event, limited space available. Please arrive early. Check-in begins 30 minutes before the start time of the movie. LIABILITY WAIVER REQUIRED https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_56nSRZms1DYhkJD

Monday, September 21st

Ultimate Frisbee Tabling Recruitment

Cost: $0 Host Organization: IU Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Contact: [email protected] Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Showalter Fountain Description of Org: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU accepts new players from all skillsets. Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club is a non-profit Ultimate Frisbee team for women at Indiana University. Event Description: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU will set up a recruitment table on campus to recruit new members at 1:00PM – 3:00PM on Monday, September 21st.

IU Asian Culture Center, Purdue University, and University of Illinois present “Minor Feelings” Book Discussion Series

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12:30-1:30pm Location: Online E-mail for link Event Description: Join us as we read and discuss Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings. Interested in attending? Please email [email protected] to receive a webinar link. IU students, faculty, and staff can access the e-book here

Jackbox Virtual Game Night

Cost: Free Host Organization: Student Athletic Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/7473056790?pwd=L3pYOVBOanF3eHJYNTRqeTVGU3kzZz09 Meeting ID: 747 305 6790 Password: Gamenight" Description of Org: SAB provides students the opportunity to be an active part of the planning, organizing, and successful completion of athletic events. Event Description: Jackbox games for people to play throughout the event.

Aikido Short-Staff Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Aikido Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30-7pm Location: In-Person In front of the Intramural Center (Woodlawn and 8th) Description of Org: A martial art club emphasizing the continuous connection between the persons practicing a technique by redirecting their energy and intent, rather than clashing with them head-on, thus resolving the conflict in a energy-efficient way. Event Description: Physically distanced weapon practice. Training weapons are available to borrow.

The Ethics of COVID-19

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 6:30-7:30pm Location: Online URL: https://iu.zoom.us/j/93033580754 Meeting ID: 930 3358 0754 Event Description: Tune in to this timely talk from internal medicine and pulmonary/critical care doctors on the ethics of COVID!

Defining Democracy: The Responsibility of Civic Engagement

Cost: Free Time: 7-8:30pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99178364501 Event Description: Part One of the IU Libraries’ Be an Informed Voter! Virtual Democracy Gatherings. Featuring Ann Birch, President of the League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe and Martin Law, BLM B-town Core Council Member.

Tuesday, September 22nd

Discs in Dunn Meadow

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club Contact: [email protected] Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Dunn Meadow Description of Org: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU accepts new players from all skillsets. Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club is a non-profit Ultimate Frisbee team for women at Indiana University. Event Description: Women’s Ultimate will practice throwing discs in Dunn Meadow (while sanitizing their hands and/or wearing gloves). This is a recruitment event.

Quantitative Methods: Free help for graduate students doing research

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/94825645900 Event Description: Offered by IU School of Education Inquiry Methodology Program in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. Need help with your research methods? Join Montserrat Medinaceli for Quantitative Methods, Tuesdays from 4 – 6pm

Outdoor Taekwondo Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Taekwondo Club at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30pm Location: In-Person Outdoors at the Arboretum (Near the intramural center) Description of Org: The I.U. Tae Kwon Do Club has been an active part of the Indiana University Martial Arts Program since 1969. In that time we have trained hundreds of black belts and taught the basics of Tae Kwon Do to thousands of I.U. students. Event Description: Outdoor martial arts practice

Bloomington Birders Call-out Meeting!

Cost: Free Host Organization: Bloomington Birders Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/96965041062?pwd=djNuM2d5RkNndm03cFo0a3hKa05HQT09 Description of Org: Bloomington Birders is a club concerned with local birds in Bloomington. Some activities the club participates in are birding, habitat construction, and learning more about our local birds. Event Description: Join us for a call-out meeting on Tuesday, September 22nd! We'll discuss our plans for the year and what we want the club to accomplish.

Take A Stand Talks: How does IU respond to violence against Trans students?

Cost: Free Host Organization: Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7:15pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/98073724516 Description of Org: TAS Talks is a platform that allows students to connect with community safety and response professionals and experts. This is a place where participants can ask questions and discuss topics that they can't anywhere else. Event Description: A virtual roundtable discussion about the concerns and campus response to gender-based violence against Trans students.

Workout with Fencing Club

Cost: Free Host Organization: Fencing Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 8-9pm 9-10pm is Social Hour Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99465430902 Description of Org: The Fencing Club at Indiana University is open to anyone in or connected to the IU community who is interested in modern sport fencing. Event Description: Zoom workout led by Fencing Club, followed by social time.

Civic Action, Advocacy, and Policy Considerations for Music Educators

Cost: Free Host Organization: The National Association for Music Education at IU Contact: Ava Traum ([email protected]) Time: 8-9pm Location: Online: Zoom < https://iu.zoom.us/j/91440392599?pwd=V1RuMXZaSTkzaU9tL0R2aXJFYW5rZz09 > < Meeting ID: 914 4039 2599 > < Password: nafme > Description of Org: NAfME at IU, is an organization through which students may attend sponsored events, find volunteer opportunities in local area schools, attend the state music education convention, assist IU in various projects throughout the year, and more as an advocate for musical learning. Event Description: Come learn about how you can register to vote, make a voting plan, and participate in the November 2020 general election! ​Additionally, we will explore ways in which to engage in music education advocacy and policy, including issues surrounding the profession, practice and equity.

Wednesday, September 23rd

Indiana Cybersecurity Regulation Virtual Event

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3pm Location: Online Register here: https://events.uschamber.com/INCybersecurity. Event Description: Join ILR for a Virtual Event featuring Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill regarding his office’s new cybersecurity safe harbor rulemaking initiative.

Aikido Sword Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Aikido Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30-7pm Location: In-Person In front of the Intramural Center (Woodlawn and 8th) Description of Org: A martial art club emphasizing the continuous connection between the persons practicing a technique by redirecting their energy and intent, rather than clashing with them head-on, thus resolving the conflict in a energy-efficient way. Event Description: Physically distanced weapon practice. Training weapons are available to borrow.

Inclusive Language 101

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology Student Alliance Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7pm Location: Online Please register online for the event using this link: bit.ly/IncLan101 Description of Org: The Center's Student Alliance is a student organization formed to empower and enable women of all skill levels and disciplines to pursue opportunities in technology through collaborative development and promotion of diverse, technology-related activities. Event Description: During this conversation we will define inclusive language, discuss why it matters, and practice using it. We’ll talk about ways you can actively create a more equitable and inclusive culture in your communities.

Film: The First Rainbow Coalition

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 7pm Location: Online For the Zoom link, RSVP to [email protected] no later than September 22, 2020. Event Description: This new documentary explores the legacy of the groundbreaking 1960s Rainbow Coalition of Chicago. THE FIRST RAINBOW COALITION united poor Blacks, Whites, and Latinos to openly challenge police brutality and substandard housing in one of the most segregated cities in America.

Jacobs School of Music Community Conversations

Cost: Free Host Organization: Jacobs School of Music Community Conversations Time: 7-8:30pm Location: Online Register in advance for this meeting: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJIodemtrzkrGdRUfmCosRj3iFxaWqlp3lVq Event Description: A Conversation about Social Justice, Opera, and Race, with Lawrence Brownlee and Marietta Simpson.

NBA x DCI Series: Audition Preparation Panel

Cost: Free Host Organization: The National Band Association at Indiana University Contact: Ava Traum ([email protected]) Time: 7:30-8:30pm Location: Online: Zoom https://iu.zoom.us/j/91809918762?pwd=V2REbWp5WlV2N21aMVUxMmoxa003Zz09 < Meeting ID: 918 0991 8762 > < Password: nba > Description of Org: The National Band Association is the largest professional organization for bands in the world. NBA at IU promotes the musical and educational significance of bands and is dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence for bands and band music. Event Description: Come join NBA with special guests Amanda Petro, August Merback, Jesse Saldana, Bobby Burns, Annelise Wingard, and Claire Wilcox as we discuss the process of taking a DCI audition and how to prepare, so be sure to bring your questions!

Thursday, September 24th

Voting in the age of COVID-19 Annual IU Women in Cybersecurity Talk

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology Student Alliance Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: Online Pre-Register to Join: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJ0vdeCgqT4qHNwCxtGuURyVjHJmZkFDKzKV Description of Org: The Center's Student Alliance is a student organization formed to empower and enable women of all skill levels and disciplines to pursue opportunities in technology through collaborative development and promotion of diverse, technology-related activities. Event Description: Board chair of Verified Voting Barbara Simons will discuss internet voting at this annual IU Women in Cybersecurity Talk.

Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5:30pm Location: Online https://www.facebook.com/events/957986774676278/ Event Description: A panel discussion exploring the newly published book Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote by historian Ellen Carol Dubois.

Neurodevelopment Genetics

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/94047129089 Event Description: Come learn about the exciting field of Neurodevelopment Genetics with Dr. Christensen!

Outdoor Taekwondo Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Taekwondo Club at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30pm Location: In-Person Outdoors at the Arboretum (Near the intramural center) Description of Org: The I.U. Tae Kwon Do Club has been an active part of the Indiana University Martial Arts Program since 1969. In that time we have trained hundreds of black belts and taught the basics of Tae Kwon Do to thousands of I.U. students. Event Description: Outdoor martial arts practice

Re-imagining Relationships: imagining(imaging), reflecting, communicating (for Graduate Students)

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 6:30-8pm Location: Online Please RSVP for Zoom details! https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/143340-re-imagining-relationships-imaginingimaging Event Description: This is an introductory HLS Global Studio workshop for graduate students using drawing and movement activities that engage different metaphors and conceptualizations about water and what it means to be human.

Teaching Vocal Jazz with Kat Sherman

Cost: Free Host Organization: American Choral Directors Association Contact: Madelyn Merrell, [email protected] Time: 7:00pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/91295947935 Description of Org: ACDA is a nonprofit music education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. ACDA has student chapters in colleges and universities around the country. Event Description: Come learn about techniques and tips for teaching vocal jazz to students with Kat Sherman! Feel free to bring any questions you have.

Discussion with Fencing Club

Cost: Free Host Organization: Fencing Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 8-10pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99465430902 Description of Org: The Fencing Club at Indiana University is open to anyone in or connected to the IU community who is interested in modern sport fencing. Event Description: Discussion topic with Fencing Club.

Awkward Silence Comedy Show

Cost: Free Host Organization: Awkward Silence Comedy Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm Location: In-person, campus location TBA Description of Org: Awkward Silence Comedy is a student-run long-form improv comedy group that performs free weekly shows every Thursday on campus. Find us on Instagram/Twitter (@awkward_iub) or Facebook for weekly updates on show locations. Event Description: Come enjoy an hour of free improvised comedy! Masks and social distancing are required.

Lotus in the Meadow 2020

Cost: Free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Contact: [email protected] Time: 9:30-10:30pm Location: In-Person Dunn Meadow Description of Org: IMU has served as the hub of the campus, providing a welcoming place for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors to connect with each other and the campus as they eat, relax, study, play, or celebrate. Event Description: Kick-off the Lotus Festival with the Indiana Memorial Union! We'll be hosting a pre-recorded set of Nation Beat on our inflatable film screen. So grab a couple of close friends, a blanket or some lawn chairs, and prepare to dance the night away with your fellow Hoosiers in a safe, socially distanced way.

Friday, September 25th

Friday Crafternoon

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: In-Person Outside: 7th and Jordan Event Description: Stop to pick up or gather with others to do a craft activity. Each week, we’ll feature a different craft. Materials provided, limited quantity available.

How Politicians Use Twitter to Shape Voter Beliefs

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3:30pm Location: Online https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/138314-how-politicians-use-twitter-to-shape-voter-beliefs Event Description: Data scientist Derek Willis from ProPublica will discuss social media data analysis that demonstrates how politicians utilize Twitter to influence voters.

Spanish Study and Conversation tables

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Grupo Ñ Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/93596410067 Description of Org: Grupo Ñ is a club for IU students interested in Spanish. The group focuses on creating and sharing events to broaden our understanding of Hispanic culture and to provide opportunities to practice speaking. Event Description: Come study and chat (in Spanish of course!). There will be upperclassmen who can help you review classwork that confuses you and prepare for the looming midterms, or you can just practice speaking in Spanish. We meet every Friday from 4-5pm through Zoom.

EEB Seminar Series

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online Zoom registration required to attend. Registration link provided here: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJcude6gqjMoH9J3ymmG6GdtIkClmgW0Afj_?_x_zm_rtaid=R2Llw1lPTaaR7X68y5P9pQ.1599564358842.f90ce0a77e2342b51744bd0d5dab2395&_x_zm_rhtaid=99 Event Description: In this seminar, I will discuss varied efforts at appreciating the role of the environment in shaping evolutionary and ecological dynamics, spanning problems in protein evolution, drug resistance, and emerging infectious diseases.

IU Outdoors: Outdoor Strengthening

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Outdoors Contact: [email protected] Time: 4:45-6pm Location: In-Person Meet at the Woodburn Clock Tower just southwest of Woodburn Hall. Please arrive for check-in between 4:30 and 4:45 PM. Event Description: This IU Outdoors event will be split into 2 groups of no more than 15 and will travel to different unique outdoor spots on campus. At each spot, the groups will focus on a series of beginner-level body weight strengthening exercises to get our blood pumping! The hour will finalize back at the Clock Tower at 6:00 PM.

Volunteering at Middle Way House

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Movement Exchange at IU Contact: Must register in order to participate. Email [email protected] for details on how to sign up. Time: 5p-6p Location: In-Person: Middle Way House Description of Org: We aim to use our love for dance as a way to connect with various communities. Event Description: Volunteer at Middle Way House on Fridays

Let's Move! Yoga & Dance W/ IU MoCo

Cost: Free Host Organization: Movement Cooperative at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: In-Person Woodburn Clock Description of Org: The Movement Cooperative at Indiana University (MoCo) aims to create a safe and welcoming environment in which members are encouraged to explore dance through creating, learning, and experimenting with movement. Event Description: 45-minute yoga flow, followed by a short improvised performance of dance and conversation with members of the Movement Cooperative. Bring your own mat and water, all levels welcome!

Union Board Film Screenings – Ratatouille

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Union Board Contact: (812) 855-4682 Time: 9:00 PM Location: Dunn Meadow, Prebys Amphitheater, and HLS South Lawn Description of Org: Union Board is the governing body of the Indiana Memorial Union and the largest student programming organization on campus. Driven by students and student ideas, the Union Board plans a range of fun, entertaining, and educational events for students to come together, explore multiple world views, discuss current events, and learn from one another. Event Description: Union Board will present three free outdoor film screenings of Disney's Ratatouille simultaneously at Dunn Meadow, Prebys Amphitheater, and HLS South Lawn.

Saturday, September 26th

Java with Java

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 11-Noon Location: Online Register at: https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/142913-java-with-java Event Description: Virtually enjoy a cup of coffee with CEWT’s Women Who Code Student Alliance Team while we code with Java – No experience necessary! This is a time where we can virtually interact with you and just hang out while coding. Grab a cup of coffee, a fully charged laptop, and an hour of your time to hang out with our team; we will use this time to breakdown the basics of the Java coding language and teach some new skills working within the environment. We hope you leave with some newfound knowledge and connections within CEWT!

The Iris Book Prize: Reading, Award Ceremony, and Discussion

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: Noon Location: Online Register: https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/135766-the-iris-book-prize-reading-award-ceremony-and Event Description: Join us for a reading by author David George Haskell and a discussion with guest speakers Kocku von Stuckrad and David Abram, moderated by Lisa Sideris.

Outdoor Spaces Performance Series – Meet at the Metz

Cost: Free Time: 12:00-12:45pm Location: Metz Carillon Event Description: A carillon concert sponsored by the Jacobs School of Music and the Arts and Humanities Council.

Sunday, September 27th

Shoe Cutting Event

Cost: 0$ Host Organization: Sole Hope at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 11am - 2 pm Location: In-person / TBD Description of Org: Sole Hope is a non-profit organization based out of Uganda, and the goal of this club is to support this organization by gathering monetary donations and materials needed to make shoes for those in need. Event Description: We will be coming together and gathering all materials fundraised throughout the month to cut shoes for children in Uganda.

Access @ IU — Virtual Resource Fair

Cost: Free Host Organization: The Neurodiversity Coalition at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3pm Location: Online https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6412932 Description of Org: We are a group of Indiana University students, staff, faculty and community members who support initiatives to make our campus (Bloomington) more inclusive of the rights and needs of IU students with neurodiverse brain function. Event Description: Come join us via Zoom to learn not only about the Neurodiversity Coalition @ IU, but about many valuable campus and community resources to take advantage of as an IU student! Struggling with prioritizing homework? Feeling down due to the pandemic? Hoping to learn about ways to get help with tuition? Organizations and other entities in Bloomington will be present to chat with folks, provide information, and represent the excellence they bring to students. Stay tuned for an official Zoom link, as well as a complete list of participating community resources!

Additional Social Connections

Animal Club

https://groupme.com/join_group/58658194/4MQ9EWZe

Beekeeping Club at IU

https://groupme.com/join_group/53531021/XtptFHYJ

Chess Club

https://groupme.com/join_group/54949198/APsSzhtv https://discord.gg/MS989wJ

Computer Science Club at Indiana University

Join us on Slack: https://csclubiu.slack.com/signup GroupMe: https://csclub.sice.indiana.edu/groupme

Corporate Strategy Club at Indiana University

https://groupme.com/join_group/61920167/3k7zVH0y

D&D Club

GroupMe! https://groupme.com/join_group/42711637/YvuemQ Discord! https://discord.gg/EAM9wzq

Drone Club

https://discord.com/invite/YXdH4cQ

[email protected]

https://gaming.indiana.edu/ https://discordapp.com/invite/iugaming

Global Soccer Supporters

https://groupme.com/join_group/61908401/q0f4VBna

Japanese Animation and Culture Club

https://discord.gg/4p5BaYu

Magic: the Gathering Club

https://discord.gg/K2GXGud

Passive Income Development Club

https://discord.gg/PUFdAgz

Politics Club

https://groupme.com/join_group/62121259/uhrIQz6q

Scholars Without Borders

https://groupme.com/join_group/62389887/2MLlj4sC

Students for Animal Behavior at IU

https://groupme.com/join_group/48616693/Et1QkqTW

Table Tennis Club at Indiana University

https://groupme.com/join_group/43617877/QtuJCY

Women in Accounting

https://groupme.com/join_group/47306889/EDV7Wj
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2020.09.18 06:58 IUActivities Activities at IU Sep18-27

It is harder than normal to socialize and meet new people, so here is a list of activities for this week. This e-mailed list is mostly comprised of club events, but there are also some IU calendars to check out: https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/events https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/ You can find the Google Doc of this week here: Link At the end of this message is a list of Club Chats: GroupMe, Slack, or Discord.

Week of Sept 18th-27th Activities:

Times are Eastern/Bloomington/New York

Friday, September 18th

Friday Crafternoon

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: In-Person Outside: 7th and Jordan Event Description: Stop to pick up or gather with others to do a craft activity. Each week, we’ll feature a different craft. Materials provided, limited quantity available.

Voting in Groups, Thinking Like Ideologues: The Paradox of Partisan Conflict in the United States

Cost: Free Host Organization: Center on American Politics Time: 12:30-2pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99946112490 Event Description: Using an original survey experiment, Schmidt confirms that partisan identifiers find it easier to associate their opponents with stereotypical policies rather than stereotypical groups. Moreover, ideology offers citizens uniquely high-quality information about parties.

Egocentric computer vision, for fun and for science

Cost: Free Host Organization: Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering CS Colloquium Series Contact: Roni Khardon ([email protected]) Time: 3pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/684108959 Event Description: How can computer vision contribute to and benefit from this embodied perspective on the world? In this talk, I’ll argue for why computer vision on egocentric images and videos is uniquely challenging and interesting, and I’ll present some of my lab’s recent work in this area, focusing on two specific lines of work.

Spanish Study and Conversation tables

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Grupo Ñ Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/93596410067 Description of Org: Grupo Ñ is a club for IU students interested in Spanish. The group focuses on creating and sharing events to broaden our understanding of Hispanic culture and to provide opportunities to practice speaking. Event Description: Come study and chat (in Spanish of course!). There will be upperclassmen who can help you review classwork that confuses you and prepare for the looming midterms, or you can just practice speaking in Spanish. We meet every Friday from 4-5pm through Zoom.

Inside Outdoors

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Outdoor Adventures Contact: [email protected] Time: 5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/95115205986?pwd=ZVJFWDZ0dDNWRnBVTi9Xc2VWVjJWUT09 Description of Org: UOA has helped members of the IU community lead active lifestyles by providing opportunities to participate in programs that foster a love of the outdoors. Offering academic courses for credit, gear rentals, adventure trips, workshops, and more, they're sure to have your next adventure in mind. Event Description: Inside Outdoors is a virtual sub-division of our IU Outdoors series, where Outdoor Adventures hosts a space for students, faculty, and staff to join in and talk about outdoor opportunities on and off IU’s campus.

Volunteering at Middle Way House

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Movement Exchange at IU Contact: Must register in order to participate. Email [email protected] for details on how to sign up. Time: 5p-6p Location: In-Person: Middle Way House Description of Org: We aim to use our love for dance as a way to connect with various communities. Event Description: Volunteer at Middle Way House on Fridays

Rosh Hashanah Services

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Hillel (Hillel Outreach and Special Events) Contact: Sue Silberberg, [email protected] Time: 7pm Location: In -Person AND Online In-Person: Hillel, 730 E 3rd St - In-person: registration required at https://calendly.com/iuhillel/high-holiday?month=2020-09 Virtual: registration required at https://calendly.com/mason-iu/virtual-rosh-hashana-services-programs?month=2020-09 Description of Org: Hillel is the Jewish “home away from home” at IU. Join your Hoosier Hillel family for great ways to meet other students and for learning and/or leadership opportunities. Go to iuhillel.org for more information. Event Description: Shana Tova from your Hoosier Hillel Family! Happy New Year! Rosh Hashanah begins Friday evening September 18 and continues through September 20. Conservative/Traditional Egalitarian Service, Reform/Musical Service, Rosh Hashanah Happy Hour, Torah/Learn about the binding of Isaac, Shofar Blowing and Tashlich. (see full schedule at https://iuhillel.org/high-holiday-2020-schedule)

Outdoor Movie: Mean Girls

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-10:45pm Location: In-Person Prebys Amphitheatre 100 S. Valentine Road, Bloomington, Indiana Description of Org: Another weekend of outdoor movie screenings sponsored by The Indiana Memorial Union Board and in partnership with the Indiana Memorial Union. Event Description: This Friday night tune into Mean Girls which has become a “cult classic” written by Tina Fey and starring Lindsay Lohan.

eSports Nite: Fortnite

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Late Nite Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-1am Location: Online https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6183906 Description of Org: a campus-wide initiative that offers free activities and events after 9pm, Thursday through Saturday. Event Description: Join our virtual event that combines fun and competition hosted by a professional video game announcer! Think you've got what it takes to compete? Make sure you register in advance on beINvolved! Or, if you prefer to watch rather than play, tune in to our live twitch stream and cheer on your fellow Hoosiers! Here is the link to the registration page for this specific tournament. https://tournaments.bravous.com/tournaments/119313f2798a2f6ff5fedc3104044bca/register

Saturday, September 19th

Self-Care Saturday: Paper Weaving [Virtual]

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 10:30-11am Location: Online Register to receive an email with the Zoom link: https://iu.zoom.us/webinaregisteWN_JjOfGteOQpCROJj2YH7lhQ Event Description: Unwind with artmaking. Drawing inspiration from Sarah Urist Green’s The Art Assignment, guests will learn how to make their own paper weaving using simple materials they have at home. Grab some paper, something to cut with (scissors, xacto knife, etc.), and a touch of creativity. This activity is great to do on your own or with friends or family!

Volunteer Service Saturday

Cost: $0 Host Organization: African Women's Leadership Organization (AWLO) Contact: [email protected] Time: 10AM-12PM Location: In Person Salvation Army, 115 N Rogers St Bloomington, IN 47404 Description of Org: African Women's Leadership Organization intends to to motivate and empower Afrocentric women while supporting women within the African continent. Event Description: AWLO will be volunteering at the Salvation Army for our very first Service Saturday! We will be working on sizing, kid's department, photos, fixing bookshelves, and more! Closed toe shoes will be required, hope to see you there!

Classical Connections Zoom Concert Series

Cost: free Host Organization: Classical Connections Contact: [email protected] Time: 1pm EST Location: online https://iu.zoom.us/j/91768188053 Meeting ID: 917 6818 8053 Description of Org: Classical Connections works with students from the Jacobs School of Music to bring the joy of music to diverse areas of the greater Bloomington community through musical performance, educational engagement, and interpersonal development. Event Description: Virtual musical concert for the Bloomington community featuring Jacobs School of Music students. If you are interested in performing for future concerts please email [email protected].

Outdoor Movie : Creed

Cost: free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-11:15pm Location: In-Person Prebys Amphitheatre 100 S. Valentine Road, Bloomington, Indiana Description of Org: Another weekend of outdoor movie screenings sponsored by The Indiana Memorial Union Board and in partnership with the Indiana Memorial Union. Event Description: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Sunday, September 20th

Indoor Movie: Mean Girls

Cost: Free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Films Contact: [email protected] Time: 2pm Location: In Person: IMU WHITTENBERGER RSVP Here: https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6447195_ga=2.113252932.2130990725.1600313240-1316309806.1600116586 Event Description: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list clique at her new school until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina Georgia. Rated PG-13. Please note: An RSVP does not guarantee you a spot at the event, limited space available. Please arrive early. Check-in begins 30 minutes before the start time of the movie. LIABILITY WAIVER REQUIRED https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_56nSRZms1DYhkJD

Monday, September 21st

Ultimate Frisbee Tabling Recruitment

Cost: $0 Host Organization: IU Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Contact: [email protected] Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Showalter Fountain Description of Org: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU accepts new players from all skillsets. Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club is a non-profit Ultimate Frisbee team for women at Indiana University. Event Description: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU will set up a recruitment table on campus to recruit new members at 1:00PM – 3:00PM on Monday, September 21st.

IU Asian Culture Center, Purdue University, and University of Illinois present “Minor Feelings” Book Discussion Series

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12:30-1:30pm Location: Online E-mail for link Event Description: Join us as we read and discuss Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings. Interested in attending? Please email [email protected] to receive a webinar link. IU students, faculty, and staff can access the e-book here

Jackbox Virtual Game Night

Cost: Free Host Organization: Student Athletic Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/7473056790?pwd=L3pYOVBOanF3eHJYNTRqeTVGU3kzZz09 Meeting ID: 747 305 6790 Password: Gamenight" Description of Org: SAB provides students the opportunity to be an active part of the planning, organizing, and successful completion of athletic events. Event Description: Jackbox games for people to play throughout the event.

Aikido Short-Staff Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Aikido Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30-7pm Location: In-Person In front of the Intramural Center (Woodlawn and 8th) Description of Org: A martial art club emphasizing the continuous connection between the persons practicing a technique by redirecting their energy and intent, rather than clashing with them head-on, thus resolving the conflict in a energy-efficient way. Event Description: Physically distanced weapon practice. Training weapons are available to borrow.

The Ethics of COVID-19

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 6:30-7:30pm Location: Online URL: https://iu.zoom.us/j/93033580754 Meeting ID: 930 3358 0754 Event Description: Tune in to this timely talk from internal medicine and pulmonary/critical care doctors on the ethics of COVID!

Defining Democracy: The Responsibility of Civic Engagement

Cost: Free Time: 7-8:30pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99178364501 Event Description: Part One of the IU Libraries’ Be an Informed Voter! Virtual Democracy Gatherings. Featuring Ann Birch, President of the League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe and Martin Law, BLM B-town Core Council Member.

Tuesday, September 22nd

Discs in Dunn Meadow

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club Contact: [email protected] Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Dunn Meadow Description of Org: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU accepts new players from all skillsets. Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club is a non-profit Ultimate Frisbee team for women at Indiana University. Event Description: Women’s Ultimate will practice throwing discs in Dunn Meadow (while sanitizing their hands and/or wearing gloves). This is a recruitment event.

Quantitative Methods: Free help for graduate students doing research

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/94825645900 Event Description: Offered by IU School of Education Inquiry Methodology Program in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. Need help with your research methods? Join Montserrat Medinaceli for Quantitative Methods, Tuesdays from 4 – 6pm

Outdoor Taekwondo Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Taekwondo Club at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30pm Location: In-Person Outdoors at the Arboretum (Near the intramural center) Description of Org: The I.U. Tae Kwon Do Club has been an active part of the Indiana University Martial Arts Program since 1969. In that time we have trained hundreds of black belts and taught the basics of Tae Kwon Do to thousands of I.U. students. Event Description: Outdoor martial arts practice

Bloomington Birders Call-out Meeting!

Cost: Free Host Organization: Bloomington Birders Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/96965041062?pwd=djNuM2d5RkNndm03cFo0a3hKa05HQT09 Description of Org: Bloomington Birders is a club concerned with local birds in Bloomington. Some activities the club participates in are birding, habitat construction, and learning more about our local birds. Event Description: Join us for a call-out meeting on Tuesday, September 22nd! We'll discuss our plans for the year and what we want the club to accomplish.

Take A Stand Talks: How does IU respond to violence against Trans students?

Cost: Free Host Organization: Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7:15pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/98073724516 Description of Org: TAS Talks is a platform that allows students to connect with community safety and response professionals and experts. This is a place where participants can ask questions and discuss topics that they can't anywhere else. Event Description: A virtual roundtable discussion about the concerns and campus response to gender-based violence against Trans students.

Workout with Fencing Club

Cost: Free Host Organization: Fencing Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 8-9pm 9-10pm is Social Hour Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99465430902 Description of Org: The Fencing Club at Indiana University is open to anyone in or connected to the IU community who is interested in modern sport fencing. Event Description: Zoom workout led by Fencing Club, followed by social time.

Civic Action, Advocacy, and Policy Considerations for Music Educators

Cost: Free Host Organization: The National Association for Music Education at IU Contact: Ava Traum ([email protected]) Time: 8-9pm Location: Online: Zoom < https://iu.zoom.us/j/91440392599?pwd=V1RuMXZaSTkzaU9tL0R2aXJFYW5rZz09 > < Meeting ID: 914 4039 2599 > < Password: nafme > Description of Org: NAfME at IU, is an organization through which students may attend sponsored events, find volunteer opportunities in local area schools, attend the state music education convention, assist IU in various projects throughout the year, and more as an advocate for musical learning. Event Description: Come learn about how you can register to vote, make a voting plan, and participate in the November 2020 general election! ​Additionally, we will explore ways in which to engage in music education advocacy and policy, including issues surrounding the profession, practice and equity.

Wednesday, September 23rd

Indiana Cybersecurity Regulation Virtual Event

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3pm Location: Online Register here: https://events.uschamber.com/INCybersecurity. Event Description: Join ILR for a Virtual Event featuring Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill regarding his office’s new cybersecurity safe harbor rulemaking initiative.

Aikido Sword Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Aikido Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30-7pm Location: In-Person In front of the Intramural Center (Woodlawn and 8th) Description of Org: A martial art club emphasizing the continuous connection between the persons practicing a technique by redirecting their energy and intent, rather than clashing with them head-on, thus resolving the conflict in a energy-efficient way. Event Description: Physically distanced weapon practice. Training weapons are available to borrow.

Inclusive Language 101

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology Student Alliance Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7pm Location: Online Please register online for the event using this link: bit.ly/IncLan101 Description of Org: The Center's Student Alliance is a student organization formed to empower and enable women of all skill levels and disciplines to pursue opportunities in technology through collaborative development and promotion of diverse, technology-related activities. Event Description: During this conversation we will define inclusive language, discuss why it matters, and practice using it. We’ll talk about ways you can actively create a more equitable and inclusive culture in your communities.

Film: The First Rainbow Coalition

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 7pm Location: Online For the Zoom link, RSVP to [email protected] no later than September 22, 2020. Event Description: This new documentary explores the legacy of the groundbreaking 1960s Rainbow Coalition of Chicago. THE FIRST RAINBOW COALITION united poor Blacks, Whites, and Latinos to openly challenge police brutality and substandard housing in one of the most segregated cities in America.

Jacobs School of Music Community Conversations

Cost: Free Host Organization: Jacobs School of Music Community Conversations Time: 7-8:30pm Location: Online Register in advance for this meeting: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJIodemtrzkrGdRUfmCosRj3iFxaWqlp3lVq Event Description: A Conversation about Social Justice, Opera, and Race, with Lawrence Brownlee and Marietta Simpson.

NBA x DCI Series: Audition Preparation Panel

Cost: Free Host Organization: The National Band Association at Indiana University Contact: Ava Traum ([email protected]) Time: 7:30-8:30pm Location: Online: Zoom https://iu.zoom.us/j/91809918762?pwd=V2REbWp5WlV2N21aMVUxMmoxa003Zz09 < Meeting ID: 918 0991 8762 > < Password: nba > Description of Org: The National Band Association is the largest professional organization for bands in the world. NBA at IU promotes the musical and educational significance of bands and is dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence for bands and band music. Event Description: Come join NBA with special guests Amanda Petro, August Merback, Jesse Saldana, Bobby Burns, Annelise Wingard, and Claire Wilcox as we discuss the process of taking a DCI audition and how to prepare, so be sure to bring your questions!

Thursday, September 24th

Voting in the age of COVID-19 Annual IU Women in Cybersecurity Talk

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology Student Alliance Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: Online Pre-Register to Join: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJ0vdeCgqT4qHNwCxtGuURyVjHJmZkFDKzKV Description of Org: The Center's Student Alliance is a student organization formed to empower and enable women of all skill levels and disciplines to pursue opportunities in technology through collaborative development and promotion of diverse, technology-related activities. Event Description: Board chair of Verified Voting Barbara Simons will discuss internet voting at this annual IU Women in Cybersecurity Talk.

Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5:30pm Location: Online https://www.facebook.com/events/957986774676278/ Event Description: A panel discussion exploring the newly published book Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote by historian Ellen Carol Dubois.

Neurodevelopment Genetics

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/94047129089 Event Description: Come learn about the exciting field of Neurodevelopment Genetics with Dr. Christensen!

Outdoor Taekwondo Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Taekwondo Club at Indiana University Contact: tkdatiu[email protected] Time: 5:30pm Location: In-Person Outdoors at the Arboretum (Near the intramural center) Description of Org: The I.U. Tae Kwon Do Club has been an active part of the Indiana University Martial Arts Program since 1969. In that time we have trained hundreds of black belts and taught the basics of Tae Kwon Do to thousands of I.U. students. Event Description: Outdoor martial arts practice

Re-imagining Relationships: imagining(imaging), reflecting, communicating (for Graduate Students)

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 6:30-8pm Location: Online Please RSVP for Zoom details! https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/143340-re-imagining-relationships-imaginingimaging Event Description: This is an introductory HLS Global Studio workshop for graduate students using drawing and movement activities that engage different metaphors and conceptualizations about water and what it means to be human.

Teaching Vocal Jazz with Kat Sherman

Cost: Free Host Organization: American Choral Directors Association Contact: Madelyn Merrell, [email protected] Time: 7:00pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/91295947935 Description of Org: ACDA is a nonprofit music education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. ACDA has student chapters in colleges and universities around the country. Event Description: Come learn about techniques and tips for teaching vocal jazz to students with Kat Sherman! Feel free to bring any questions you have.

Discussion with Fencing Club

Cost: Free Host Organization: Fencing Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 8-10pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99465430902 Description of Org: The Fencing Club at Indiana University is open to anyone in or connected to the IU community who is interested in modern sport fencing. Event Description: Discussion topic with Fencing Club.

Awkward Silence Comedy Show

Cost: Free Host Organization: Awkward Silence Comedy Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm Location: In-person, campus location TBA Description of Org: Awkward Silence Comedy is a student-run long-form improv comedy group that performs free weekly shows every Thursday on campus. Find us on Instagram/Twitter (@awkward_iub) or Facebook for weekly updates on show locations. Event Description: Come enjoy an hour of free improvised comedy! Masks and social distancing are required.

Lotus in the Meadow 2020

Cost: Free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Contact: [email protected] Time: 9:30-10:30pm Location: In-Person Dunn Meadow Description of Org: IMU has served as the hub of the campus, providing a welcoming place for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors to connect with each other and the campus as they eat, relax, study, play, or celebrate. Event Description: Kick-off the Lotus Festival with the Indiana Memorial Union! We'll be hosting a pre-recorded set of Nation Beat on our inflatable film screen. So grab a couple of close friends, a blanket or some lawn chairs, and prepare to dance the night away with your fellow Hoosiers in a safe, socially distanced way.

Friday, September 25th

Friday Crafternoon

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: In-Person Outside: 7th and Jordan Event Description: Stop to pick up or gather with others to do a craft activity. Each week, we’ll feature a different craft. Materials provided, limited quantity available.

How Politicians Use Twitter to Shape Voter Beliefs

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3:30pm Location: Online https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/138314-how-politicians-use-twitter-to-shape-voter-beliefs Event Description: Data scientist Derek Willis from ProPublica will discuss social media data analysis that demonstrates how politicians utilize Twitter to influence voters.

Spanish Study and Conversation tables

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Grupo Ñ Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/93596410067 Description of Org: Grupo Ñ is a club for IU students interested in Spanish. The group focuses on creating and sharing events to broaden our understanding of Hispanic culture and to provide opportunities to practice speaking. Event Description: Come study and chat (in Spanish of course!). There will be upperclassmen who can help you review classwork that confuses you and prepare for the looming midterms, or you can just practice speaking in Spanish. We meet every Friday from 4-5pm through Zoom.

EEB Seminar Series

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online Zoom registration required to attend. Registration link provided here: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJcude6gqjMoH9J3ymmG6GdtIkClmgW0Afj_?_x_zm_rtaid=R2Llw1lPTaaR7X68y5P9pQ.1599564358842.f90ce0a77e2342b51744bd0d5dab2395&_x_zm_rhtaid=99 Event Description: In this seminar, I will discuss varied efforts at appreciating the role of the environment in shaping evolutionary and ecological dynamics, spanning problems in protein evolution, drug resistance, and emerging infectious diseases.

IU Outdoors: Outdoor Strengthening

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Outdoors Contact: [email protected] Time: 4:45-6pm Location: In-Person Meet at the Woodburn Clock Tower just southwest of Woodburn Hall. Please arrive for check-in between 4:30 and 4:45 PM. Event Description: This IU Outdoors event will be split into 2 groups of no more than 15 and will travel to different unique outdoor spots on campus. At each spot, the groups will focus on a series of beginner-level body weight strengthening exercises to get our blood pumping! The hour will finalize back at the Clock Tower at 6:00 PM.

Volunteering at Middle Way House

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Movement Exchange at IU Contact: Must register in order to participate. Email [email protected] for details on how to sign up. Time: 5p-6p Location: In-Person: Middle Way House Description of Org: We aim to use our love for dance as a way to connect with various communities. Event Description: Volunteer at Middle Way House on Fridays

Let's Move! Yoga & Dance W/ IU MoCo

Cost: Free Host Organization: Movement Cooperative at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: In-Person Woodburn Clock Description of Org: The Movement Cooperative at Indiana University (MoCo) aims to create a safe and welcoming environment in which members are encouraged to explore dance through creating, learning, and experimenting with movement. Event Description: 45-minute yoga flow, followed by a short improvised performance of dance and conversation with members of the Movement Cooperative. Bring your own mat and water, all levels welcome!

Union Board Film Screenings – Ratatouille

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Union Board Contact: (812) 855-4682 Time: 9:00 PM Location: Dunn Meadow, Prebys Amphitheater, and HLS South Lawn Description of Org: Union Board is the governing body of the Indiana Memorial Union and the largest student programming organization on campus. Driven by students and student ideas, the Union Board plans a range of fun, entertaining, and educational events for students to come together, explore multiple world views, discuss current events, and learn from one another. Event Description: Union Board will present three free outdoor film screenings of Disney's Ratatouille simultaneously at Dunn Meadow, Prebys Amphitheater, and HLS South Lawn.

Saturday, September 26th

Java with Java

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 11-Noon Location: Online Register at: https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/142913-java-with-java Event Description: Virtually enjoy a cup of coffee with CEWT’s Women Who Code Student Alliance Team while we code with Java – No experience necessary! This is a time where we can virtually interact with you and just hang out while coding. Grab a cup of coffee, a fully charged laptop, and an hour of your time to hang out with our team; we will use this time to breakdown the basics of the Java coding language and teach some new skills working within the environment. We hope you leave with some newfound knowledge and connections within CEWT!

The Iris Book Prize: Reading, Award Ceremony, and Discussion

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: Noon Location: Online Register: https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/135766-the-iris-book-prize-reading-award-ceremony-and Event Description: Join us for a reading by author David George Haskell and a discussion with guest speakers Kocku von Stuckrad and David Abram, moderated by Lisa Sideris.

Outdoor Spaces Performance Series – Meet at the Metz

Cost: Free Time: 12:00-12:45pm Location: Metz Carillon Event Description: A carillon concert sponsored by the Jacobs School of Music and the Arts and Humanities Council.

Sunday, September 27th

Shoe Cutting Event

Cost: 0$ Host Organization: Sole Hope at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 11am - 2 pm Location: In-person / TBD Description of Org: Sole Hope is a non-profit organization based out of Uganda, and the goal of this club is to support this organization by gathering monetary donations and materials needed to make shoes for those in need. Event Description: We will be coming together and gathering all materials fundraised throughout the month to cut shoes for children in Uganda.

Access @ IU — Virtual Resource Fair

Cost: Free Host Organization: The Neurodiversity Coalition at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3pm Location: Online https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6412932 Description of Org: We are a group of Indiana University students, staff, faculty and community members who support initiatives to make our campus (Bloomington) more inclusive of the rights and needs of IU students with neurodiverse brain function. Event Description: Come join us via Zoom to learn not only about the Neurodiversity Coalition @ IU, but about many valuable campus and community resources to take advantage of as an IU student! Struggling with prioritizing homework? Feeling down due to the pandemic? Hoping to learn about ways to get help with tuition? Organizations and other entities in Bloomington will be present to chat with folks, provide information, and represent the excellence they bring to students. Stay tuned for an official Zoom link, as well as a complete list of participating community resources!

Additional Social Connections

Animal Club

https://groupme.com/join_group/58658194/4MQ9EWZe

Beekeeping Club at IU

https://groupme.com/join_group/53531021/XtptFHYJ

Chess Club

https://groupme.com/join_group/54949198/APsSzhtv https://discord.gg/MS989wJ

Computer Science Club at Indiana University

Join us on Slack: https://csclubiu.slack.com/signup GroupMe: https://csclub.sice.indiana.edu/groupme

Corporate Strategy Club at Indiana University

https://groupme.com/join_group/61920167/3k7zVH0y

D&D Club

GroupMe! https://groupme.com/join_group/42711637/YvuemQ Discord! https://discord.gg/EAM9wzq

Drone Club

https://discord.com/invite/YXdH4cQ

[email protected]

https://gaming.indiana.edu/ https://discordapp.com/invite/iugaming

Global Soccer Supporters

https://groupme.com/join_group/61908401/q0f4VBna

Japanese Animation and Culture Club

https://discord.gg/4p5BaYu

Magic: the Gathering Club

https://discord.gg/K2GXGud

Passive Income Development Club

https://discord.gg/PUFdAgz

Politics Club

https://groupme.com/join_group/62121259/uhrIQz6q

Scholars Without Borders

https://groupme.com/join_group/62389887/2MLlj4sC

Students for Animal Behavior at IU

https://groupme.com/join_group/48616693/Et1QkqTW

Table Tennis Club at Indiana University

https://groupme.com/join_group/43617877/QtuJCY

Women in Accounting

https://groupme.com/join_group/47306889/EDV7Wj
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2020.09.18 06:42 IUActivities Activities at IU Sep18-27

It is harder than normal to socialize and meet new people, so here is a list of activities for this week. This e-mailed list is mostly comprised of club events, but there are also some IU calendars to check out: https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/events https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/ You can find the Google Doc of this week here: Link At the end of this message is a list of Club Chats: GroupMe, Slack, or Discord.

Week of Sept 18th-27th Activities:

Times are Eastern/Bloomington/New York

Friday, September 18th

Friday Crafternoon

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: In-Person Outside: 7th and Jordan Event Description: Stop to pick up or gather with others to do a craft activity. Each week, we’ll feature a different craft. Materials provided, limited quantity available.

Voting in Groups, Thinking Like Ideologues: The Paradox of Partisan Conflict in the United States

Cost: Free Host Organization: Center on American Politics Time: 12:30-2pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99946112490 Event Description: Using an original survey experiment, Schmidt confirms that partisan identifiers find it easier to associate their opponents with stereotypical policies rather than stereotypical groups. Moreover, ideology offers citizens uniquely high-quality information about parties.

Egocentric computer vision, for fun and for science

Cost: Free Host Organization: Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering CS Colloquium Series Contact: Roni Khardon ([email protected]) Time: 3pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/684108959 Event Description: How can computer vision contribute to and benefit from this embodied perspective on the world? In this talk, I’ll argue for why computer vision on egocentric images and videos is uniquely challenging and interesting, and I’ll present some of my lab’s recent work in this area, focusing on two specific lines of work.

Spanish Study and Conversation tables

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Grupo Ñ Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/93596410067 Description of Org: Grupo Ñ is a club for IU students interested in Spanish. The group focuses on creating and sharing events to broaden our understanding of Hispanic culture and to provide opportunities to practice speaking. Event Description: Come study and chat (in Spanish of course!). There will be upperclassmen who can help you review classwork that confuses you and prepare for the looming midterms, or you can just practice speaking in Spanish. We meet every Friday from 4-5pm through Zoom.

Inside Outdoors

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Outdoor Adventures Contact: [email protected] Time: 5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/95115205986?pwd=ZVJFWDZ0dDNWRnBVTi9Xc2VWVjJWUT09 Description of Org: UOA has helped members of the IU community lead active lifestyles by providing opportunities to participate in programs that foster a love of the outdoors. Offering academic courses for credit, gear rentals, adventure trips, workshops, and more, they're sure to have your next adventure in mind. Event Description: Inside Outdoors is a virtual sub-division of our IU Outdoors series, where Outdoor Adventures hosts a space for students, faculty, and staff to join in and talk about outdoor opportunities on and off IU’s campus.

Volunteering at Middle Way House

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Movement Exchange at IU Contact: Must register in order to participate. Email [email protected] for details on how to sign up. Time: 5p-6p Location: In-Person: Middle Way House Description of Org: We aim to use our love for dance as a way to connect with various communities. Event Description: Volunteer at Middle Way House on Fridays

Rosh Hashanah Services

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Hillel (Hillel Outreach and Special Events) Contact: Sue Silberberg, [email protected] Time: 7pm Location: In -Person AND Online In-Person: Hillel, 730 E 3rd St - In-person: registration required at https://calendly.com/iuhillel/high-holiday?month=2020-09 Virtual: registration required at https://calendly.com/mason-iu/virtual-rosh-hashana-services-programs?month=2020-09 Description of Org: Hillel is the Jewish “home away from home” at IU. Join your Hoosier Hillel family for great ways to meet other students and for learning and/or leadership opportunities. Go to iuhillel.org for more information. Event Description: Shana Tova from your Hoosier Hillel Family! Happy New Year! Rosh Hashanah begins Friday evening September 18 and continues through September 20. Conservative/Traditional Egalitarian Service, Reform/Musical Service, Rosh Hashanah Happy Hour, Torah/Learn about the binding of Isaac, Shofar Blowing and Tashlich. (see full schedule at https://iuhillel.org/high-holiday-2020-schedule)

Outdoor Movie: Mean Girls

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-10:45pm Location: In-Person Prebys Amphitheatre 100 S. Valentine Road, Bloomington, Indiana Description of Org: Another weekend of outdoor movie screenings sponsored by The Indiana Memorial Union Board and in partnership with the Indiana Memorial Union. Event Description: This Friday night tune into Mean Girls which has become a “cult classic” written by Tina Fey and starring Lindsay Lohan.

eSports Nite: Fortnite

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Late Nite Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-1am Location: Online https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6183906 Description of Org: a campus-wide initiative that offers free activities and events after 9pm, Thursday through Saturday. Event Description: Join our virtual event that combines fun and competition hosted by a professional video game announcer! Think you've got what it takes to compete? Make sure you register in advance on beINvolved! Or, if you prefer to watch rather than play, tune in to our live twitch stream and cheer on your fellow Hoosiers! Here is the link to the registration page for this specific tournament. https://tournaments.bravous.com/tournaments/119313f2798a2f6ff5fedc3104044bca/register

Saturday, September 19th

Self-Care Saturday: Paper Weaving [Virtual]

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 10:30-11am Location: Online Register to receive an email with the Zoom link: https://iu.zoom.us/webinaregisteWN_JjOfGteOQpCROJj2YH7lhQ Event Description: Unwind with artmaking. Drawing inspiration from Sarah Urist Green’s The Art Assignment, guests will learn how to make their own paper weaving using simple materials they have at home. Grab some paper, something to cut with (scissors, xacto knife, etc.), and a touch of creativity. This activity is great to do on your own or with friends or family!

Volunteer Service Saturday

Cost: $0 Host Organization: African Women's Leadership Organization (AWLO) Contact: [email protected] Time: 10AM-12PM Location: In Person Salvation Army, 115 N Rogers St Bloomington, IN 47404 Description of Org: African Women's Leadership Organization intends to to motivate and empower Afrocentric women while supporting women within the African continent. Event Description: AWLO will be volunteering at the Salvation Army for our very first Service Saturday! We will be working on sizing, kid's department, photos, fixing bookshelves, and more! Closed toe shoes will be required, hope to see you there!

Classical Connections Zoom Concert Series

Cost: free Host Organization: Classical Connections Contact: [email protected] Time: 1pm EST Location: online https://iu.zoom.us/j/91768188053 Meeting ID: 917 6818 8053 Description of Org: Classical Connections works with students from the Jacobs School of Music to bring the joy of music to diverse areas of the greater Bloomington community through musical performance, educational engagement, and interpersonal development. Event Description: Virtual musical concert for the Bloomington community featuring Jacobs School of Music students. If you are interested in performing for future concerts please email [email protected].

Outdoor Movie : Creed

Cost: free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-11:15pm Location: In-Person Prebys Amphitheatre 100 S. Valentine Road, Bloomington, Indiana Description of Org: Another weekend of outdoor movie screenings sponsored by The Indiana Memorial Union Board and in partnership with the Indiana Memorial Union. Event Description: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Sunday, September 20th

Indoor Movie: Mean Girls

Cost: Free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Films Contact: [email protected] Time: 2pm Location: In Person: IMU WHITTENBERGER RSVP Here: https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6447195_ga=2.113252932.2130990725.1600313240-1316309806.1600116586 Event Description: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list clique at her new school until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina Georgia. Rated PG-13. Please note: An RSVP does not guarantee you a spot at the event, limited space available. Please arrive early. Check-in begins 30 minutes before the start time of the movie. LIABILITY WAIVER REQUIRED https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_56nSRZms1DYhkJD

Monday, September 21st

Ultimate Frisbee Tabling Recruitment

Cost: $0 Host Organization: IU Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Contact: [email protected] Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Showalter Fountain Description of Org: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU accepts new players from all skillsets. Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club is a non-profit Ultimate Frisbee team for women at Indiana University. Event Description: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU will set up a recruitment table on campus to recruit new members at 1:00PM – 3:00PM on Monday, September 21st.

IU Asian Culture Center, Purdue University, and University of Illinois present “Minor Feelings” Book Discussion Series

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12:30-1:30pm Location: Online E-mail for link Event Description: Join us as we read and discuss Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings. Interested in attending? Please email [email protected] to receive a webinar link. IU students, faculty, and staff can access the e-book here

Jackbox Virtual Game Night

Cost: Free Host Organization: Student Athletic Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/7473056790?pwd=L3pYOVBOanF3eHJYNTRqeTVGU3kzZz09 Meeting ID: 747 305 6790 Password: Gamenight" Description of Org: SAB provides students the opportunity to be an active part of the planning, organizing, and successful completion of athletic events. Event Description: Jackbox games for people to play throughout the event.

Aikido Short-Staff Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Aikido Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30-7pm Location: In-Person In front of the Intramural Center (Woodlawn and 8th) Description of Org: A martial art club emphasizing the continuous connection between the persons practicing a technique by redirecting their energy and intent, rather than clashing with them head-on, thus resolving the conflict in a energy-efficient way. Event Description: Physically distanced weapon practice. Training weapons are available to borrow.

The Ethics of COVID-19

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 6:30-7:30pm Location: Online URL: https://iu.zoom.us/j/93033580754 Meeting ID: 930 3358 0754 Event Description: Tune in to this timely talk from internal medicine and pulmonary/critical care doctors on the ethics of COVID!

Defining Democracy: The Responsibility of Civic Engagement

Cost: Free Time: 7-8:30pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99178364501 Event Description: Part One of the IU Libraries’ Be an Informed Voter! Virtual Democracy Gatherings. Featuring Ann Birch, President of the League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe and Martin Law, BLM B-town Core Council Member.

Tuesday, September 22nd

Discs in Dunn Meadow

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club Contact: [email protected] Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Dunn Meadow Description of Org: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU accepts new players from all skillsets. Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club is a non-profit Ultimate Frisbee team for women at Indiana University. Event Description: Women’s Ultimate will practice throwing discs in Dunn Meadow (while sanitizing their hands and/or wearing gloves). This is a recruitment event.

Quantitative Methods: Free help for graduate students doing research

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/94825645900 Event Description: Offered by IU School of Education Inquiry Methodology Program in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. Need help with your research methods? Join Montserrat Medinaceli for Quantitative Methods, Tuesdays from 4 – 6pm

Outdoor Taekwondo Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Taekwondo Club at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30pm Location: In-Person Outdoors at the Arboretum (Near the intramural center) Description of Org: The I.U. Tae Kwon Do Club has been an active part of the Indiana University Martial Arts Program since 1969. In that time we have trained hundreds of black belts and taught the basics of Tae Kwon Do to thousands of I.U. students. Event Description: Outdoor martial arts practice

Bloomington Birders Call-out Meeting!

Cost: Free Host Organization: Bloomington Birders Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/96965041062?pwd=djNuM2d5RkNndm03cFo0a3hKa05HQT09 Description of Org: Bloomington Birders is a club concerned with local birds in Bloomington. Some activities the club participates in are birding, habitat construction, and learning more about our local birds. Event Description: Join us for a call-out meeting on Tuesday, September 22nd! We'll discuss our plans for the year and what we want the club to accomplish.

Take A Stand Talks: How does IU respond to violence against Trans students?

Cost: Free Host Organization: Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7:15pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/98073724516 Description of Org: TAS Talks is a platform that allows students to connect with community safety and response professionals and experts. This is a place where participants can ask questions and discuss topics that they can't anywhere else. Event Description: A virtual roundtable discussion about the concerns and campus response to gender-based violence against Trans students.

Workout with Fencing Club

Cost: Free Host Organization: Fencing Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 8-9pm 9-10pm is Social Hour Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99465430902 Description of Org: The Fencing Club at Indiana University is open to anyone in or connected to the IU community who is interested in modern sport fencing. Event Description: Zoom workout led by Fencing Club, followed by social time.

Civic Action, Advocacy, and Policy Considerations for Music Educators

Cost: Free Host Organization: The National Association for Music Education at IU Contact: Ava Traum ([email protected]) Time: 8-9pm Location: Online: Zoom < https://iu.zoom.us/j/91440392599?pwd=V1RuMXZaSTkzaU9tL0R2aXJFYW5rZz09 > < Meeting ID: 914 4039 2599 > < Password: nafme > Description of Org: NAfME at IU, is an organization through which students may attend sponsored events, find volunteer opportunities in local area schools, attend the state music education convention, assist IU in various projects throughout the year, and more as an advocate for musical learning. Event Description: Come learn about how you can register to vote, make a voting plan, and participate in the November 2020 general election! ​Additionally, we will explore ways in which to engage in music education advocacy and policy, including issues surrounding the profession, practice and equity.

Wednesday, September 23rd

Indiana Cybersecurity Regulation Virtual Event

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3pm Location: Online Register here: https://events.uschamber.com/INCybersecurity. Event Description: Join ILR for a Virtual Event featuring Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill regarding his office’s new cybersecurity safe harbor rulemaking initiative.

Aikido Sword Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Aikido Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30-7pm Location: In-Person In front of the Intramural Center (Woodlawn and 8th) Description of Org: A martial art club emphasizing the continuous connection between the persons practicing a technique by redirecting their energy and intent, rather than clashing with them head-on, thus resolving the conflict in a energy-efficient way. Event Description: Physically distanced weapon practice. Training weapons are available to borrow.

Inclusive Language 101

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology Student Alliance Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7pm Location: Online Please register online for the event using this link: bit.ly/IncLan101 Description of Org: The Center's Student Alliance is a student organization formed to empower and enable women of all skill levels and disciplines to pursue opportunities in technology through collaborative development and promotion of diverse, technology-related activities. Event Description: During this conversation we will define inclusive language, discuss why it matters, and practice using it. We’ll talk about ways you can actively create a more equitable and inclusive culture in your communities.

Film: The First Rainbow Coalition

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 7pm Location: Online For the Zoom link, RSVP to [email protected] no later than September 22, 2020. Event Description: This new documentary explores the legacy of the groundbreaking 1960s Rainbow Coalition of Chicago. THE FIRST RAINBOW COALITION united poor Blacks, Whites, and Latinos to openly challenge police brutality and substandard housing in one of the most segregated cities in America.

Jacobs School of Music Community Conversations

Cost: Free Host Organization: Jacobs School of Music Community Conversations Time: 7-8:30pm Location: Online Register in advance for this meeting: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJIodemtrzkrGdRUfmCosRj3iFxaWqlp3lVq Event Description: A Conversation about Social Justice, Opera, and Race, with Lawrence Brownlee and Marietta Simpson.

NBA x DCI Series: Audition Preparation Panel

Cost: Free Host Organization: The National Band Association at Indiana University Contact: Ava Traum ([email protected]) Time: 7:30-8:30pm Location: Online: Zoom https://iu.zoom.us/j/91809918762?pwd=V2REbWp5WlV2N21aMVUxMmoxa003Zz09 < Meeting ID: 918 0991 8762 > < Password: nba > Description of Org: The National Band Association is the largest professional organization for bands in the world. NBA at IU promotes the musical and educational significance of bands and is dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence for bands and band music. Event Description: Come join NBA with special guests Amanda Petro, August Merback, Jesse Saldana, Bobby Burns, Annelise Wingard, and Claire Wilcox as we discuss the process of taking a DCI audition and how to prepare, so be sure to bring your questions!

Thursday, September 24th

Voting in the age of COVID-19 Annual IU Women in Cybersecurity Talk

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology Student Alliance Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: Online Pre-Register to Join: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJ0vdeCgqT4qHNwCxtGuURyVjHJmZkFDKzKV Description of Org: The Center's Student Alliance is a student organization formed to empower and enable women of all skill levels and disciplines to pursue opportunities in technology through collaborative development and promotion of diverse, technology-related activities. Event Description: Board chair of Verified Voting Barbara Simons will discuss internet voting at this annual IU Women in Cybersecurity Talk.

Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5:30pm Location: Online https://www.facebook.com/events/957986774676278/ Event Description: A panel discussion exploring the newly published book Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote by historian Ellen Carol Dubois.

Neurodevelopment Genetics

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/94047129089 Event Description: Come learn about the exciting field of Neurodevelopment Genetics with Dr. Christensen!

Outdoor Taekwondo Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Taekwondo Club at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30pm Location: In-Person Outdoors at the Arboretum (Near the intramural center) Description of Org: The I.U. Tae Kwon Do Club has been an active part of the Indiana University Martial Arts Program since 1969. In that time we have trained hundreds of black belts and taught the basics of Tae Kwon Do to thousands of I.U. students. Event Description: Outdoor martial arts practice

Re-imagining Relationships: imagining(imaging), reflecting, communicating (for Graduate Students)

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 6:30-8pm Location: Online Please RSVP for Zoom details! https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/143340-re-imagining-relationships-imaginingimaging Event Description: This is an introductory HLS Global Studio workshop for graduate students using drawing and movement activities that engage different metaphors and conceptualizations about water and what it means to be human.

Teaching Vocal Jazz with Kat Sherman

Cost: Free Host Organization: American Choral Directors Association Contact: Madelyn Merrell, [email protected] Time: 7:00pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/91295947935 Description of Org: ACDA is a nonprofit music education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. ACDA has student chapters in colleges and universities around the country. Event Description: Come learn about techniques and tips for teaching vocal jazz to students with Kat Sherman! Feel free to bring any questions you have.

Discussion with Fencing Club

Cost: Free Host Organization: Fencing Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 8-10pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99465430902 Description of Org: The Fencing Club at Indiana University is open to anyone in or connected to the IU community who is interested in modern sport fencing. Event Description: Discussion topic with Fencing Club.

Awkward Silence Comedy Show

Cost: Free Host Organization: Awkward Silence Comedy Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm Location: In-person, campus location TBA Description of Org: Awkward Silence Comedy is a student-run long-form improv comedy group that performs free weekly shows every Thursday on campus. Find us on Instagram/Twitter (@awkward_iub) or Facebook for weekly updates on show locations. Event Description: Come enjoy an hour of free improvised comedy! Masks and social distancing are required.

Lotus in the Meadow 2020

Cost: Free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Contact: [email protected] Time: 9:30-10:30pm Location: In-Person Dunn Meadow Description of Org: IMU has served as the hub of the campus, providing a welcoming place for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors to connect with each other and the campus as they eat, relax, study, play, or celebrate. Event Description: Kick-off the Lotus Festival with the Indiana Memorial Union! We'll be hosting a pre-recorded set of Nation Beat on our inflatable film screen. So grab a couple of close friends, a blanket or some lawn chairs, and prepare to dance the night away with your fellow Hoosiers in a safe, socially distanced way.

Friday, September 25th

Friday Crafternoon

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: In-Person Outside: 7th and Jordan Event Description: Stop to pick up or gather with others to do a craft activity. Each week, we’ll feature a different craft. Materials provided, limited quantity available.

How Politicians Use Twitter to Shape Voter Beliefs

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3:30pm Location: Online https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/138314-how-politicians-use-twitter-to-shape-voter-beliefs Event Description: Data scientist Derek Willis from ProPublica will discuss social media data analysis that demonstrates how politicians utilize Twitter to influence voters.

Spanish Study and Conversation tables

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Grupo Ñ Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/93596410067 Description of Org: Grupo Ñ is a club for IU students interested in Spanish. The group focuses on creating and sharing events to broaden our understanding of Hispanic culture and to provide opportunities to practice speaking. Event Description: Come study and chat (in Spanish of course!). There will be upperclassmen who can help you review classwork that confuses you and prepare for the looming midterms, or you can just practice speaking in Spanish. We meet every Friday from 4-5pm through Zoom.

EEB Seminar Series

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online Zoom registration required to attend. Registration link provided here: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJcude6gqjMoH9J3ymmG6GdtIkClmgW0Afj_?_x_zm_rtaid=R2Llw1lPTaaR7X68y5P9pQ.1599564358842.f90ce0a77e2342b51744bd0d5dab2395&_x_zm_rhtaid=99 Event Description: In this seminar, I will discuss varied efforts at appreciating the role of the environment in shaping evolutionary and ecological dynamics, spanning problems in protein evolution, drug resistance, and emerging infectious diseases.

IU Outdoors: Outdoor Strengthening

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Outdoors Contact: [email protected] Time: 4:45-6pm Location: In-Person Meet at the Woodburn Clock Tower just southwest of Woodburn Hall. Please arrive for check-in between 4:30 and 4:45 PM. Event Description: This IU Outdoors event will be split into 2 groups of no more than 15 and will travel to different unique outdoor spots on campus. At each spot, the groups will focus on a series of beginner-level body weight strengthening exercises to get our blood pumping! The hour will finalize back at the Clock Tower at 6:00 PM.

Volunteering at Middle Way House

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Movement Exchange at IU Contact: Must register in order to participate. Email [email protected] for details on how to sign up. Time: 5p-6p Location: In-Person: Middle Way House Description of Org: We aim to use our love for dance as a way to connect with various communities. Event Description: Volunteer at Middle Way House on Fridays

Let's Move! Yoga & Dance W/ IU MoCo

Cost: Free Host Organization: Movement Cooperative at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: In-Person Woodburn Clock Description of Org: The Movement Cooperative at Indiana University (MoCo) aims to create a safe and welcoming environment in which members are encouraged to explore dance through creating, learning, and experimenting with movement. Event Description: 45-minute yoga flow, followed by a short improvised performance of dance and conversation with members of the Movement Cooperative. Bring your own mat and water, all levels welcome!

Union Board Film Screenings – Ratatouille

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Union Board Contact: (812) 855-4682 Time: 9:00 PM Location: Dunn Meadow, Prebys Amphitheater, and HLS South Lawn Description of Org: Union Board is the governing body of the Indiana Memorial Union and the largest student programming organization on campus. Driven by students and student ideas, the Union Board plans a range of fun, entertaining, and educational events for students to come together, explore multiple world views, discuss current events, and learn from one another. Event Description: Union Board will present three free outdoor film screenings of Disney's Ratatouille simultaneously at Dunn Meadow, Prebys Amphitheater, and HLS South Lawn.

Saturday, September 26th

Java with Java

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 11-Noon Location: Online Register at: https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/142913-java-with-java Event Description: Virtually enjoy a cup of coffee with CEWT’s Women Who Code Student Alliance Team while we code with Java – No experience necessary! This is a time where we can virtually interact with you and just hang out while coding. Grab a cup of coffee, a fully charged laptop, and an hour of your time to hang out with our team; we will use this time to breakdown the basics of the Java coding language and teach some new skills working within the environment. We hope you leave with some newfound knowledge and connections within CEWT!

The Iris Book Prize: Reading, Award Ceremony, and Discussion

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: Noon Location: Online Register: https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/135766-the-iris-book-prize-reading-award-ceremony-and Event Description: Join us for a reading by author David George Haskell and a discussion with guest speakers Kocku von Stuckrad and David Abram, moderated by Lisa Sideris.

Outdoor Spaces Performance Series – Meet at the Metz

Cost: Free Time: 12:00-12:45pm Location: Metz Carillon Event Description: A carillon concert sponsored by the Jacobs School of Music and the Arts and Humanities Council.

Sunday, September 27th

Shoe Cutting Event

Cost: 0$ Host Organization: Sole Hope at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 11am - 2 pm Location: In-person / TBD Description of Org: Sole Hope is a non-profit organization based out of Uganda, and the goal of this club is to support this organization by gathering monetary donations and materials needed to make shoes for those in need. Event Description: We will be coming together and gathering all materials fundraised throughout the month to cut shoes for children in Uganda.

Access @ IU — Virtual Resource Fair

Cost: Free Host Organization: The Neurodiversity Coalition at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3pm Location: Online https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6412932 Description of Org: We are a group of Indiana University students, staff, faculty and community members who support initiatives to make our campus (Bloomington) more inclusive of the rights and needs of IU students with neurodiverse brain function. Event Description: Come join us via Zoom to learn not only about the Neurodiversity Coalition @ IU, but about many valuable campus and community resources to take advantage of as an IU student! Struggling with prioritizing homework? Feeling down due to the pandemic? Hoping to learn about ways to get help with tuition? Organizations and other entities in Bloomington will be present to chat with folks, provide information, and represent the excellence they bring to students. Stay tuned for an official Zoom link, as well as a complete list of participating community resources!

Additional Social Connections

Animal Club

https://groupme.com/join_group/58658194/4MQ9EWZe

Beekeeping Club at IU

https://groupme.com/join_group/53531021/XtptFHYJ

Chess Club

https://groupme.com/join_group/54949198/APsSzhtv https://discord.gg/MS989wJ

Computer Science Club at Indiana University

Join us on Slack: https://csclubiu.slack.com/signup GroupMe: https://csclub.sice.indiana.edu/groupme

Corporate Strategy Club at Indiana University

https://groupme.com/join_group/61920167/3k7zVH0y

D&D Club

GroupMe! https://groupme.com/join_group/42711637/YvuemQ Discord! https://discord.gg/EAM9wzq

Drone Club

https://discord.com/invite/YXdH4cQ

[email protected]

https://gaming.indiana.edu/ https://discordapp.com/invite/iugaming

Global Soccer Supporters

https://groupme.com/join_group/61908401/q0f4VBna

Japanese Animation and Culture Club

https://discord.gg/4p5BaYu

Magic: the Gathering Club

https://discord.gg/K2GXGud

Passive Income Development Club

https://discord.gg/PUFdAgz

Politics Club

https://groupme.com/join_group/62121259/uhrIQz6q

Scholars Without Borders

https://groupme.com/join_group/62389887/2MLlj4sC

Students for Animal Behavior at IU

https://groupme.com/join_group/48616693/Et1QkqTW

Table Tennis Club at Indiana University

https://groupme.com/join_group/43617877/QtuJCY

Women in Accounting

https://groupme.com/join_group/47306889/EDV7Wj
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2020.09.18 06:27 IUActivities Activities @ IU Sep18-27

It is harder than normal to socialize and meet new people, so here is a list of activities for this week. This e-mailed list is mostly comprised of club events, but there are also some IU calendars to check out: https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/events https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/ You can find the Google Doc of this week here: Link At the end of this message is a list of Club Chats: GroupMe, Slack, or Discord.

Week of Sept 18th-27th Activities:

Times are Eastern/Bloomington/New York

Friday, September 18th

Friday Crafternoon

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: In-Person Outside: 7th and Jordan Event Description: Stop to pick up or gather with others to do a craft activity. Each week, we’ll feature a different craft. Materials provided, limited quantity available.

Voting in Groups, Thinking Like Ideologues: The Paradox of Partisan Conflict in the United States

Cost: Free Host Organization: Center on American Politics Time: 12:30-2pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99946112490 Event Description: Using an original survey experiment, Schmidt confirms that partisan identifiers find it easier to associate their opponents with stereotypical policies rather than stereotypical groups. Moreover, ideology offers citizens uniquely high-quality information about parties.

Egocentric computer vision, for fun and for science

Cost: Free Host Organization: Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering CS Colloquium Series Contact: Roni Khardon ([email protected]) Time: 3pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/684108959 Event Description: How can computer vision contribute to and benefit from this embodied perspective on the world? In this talk, I’ll argue for why computer vision on egocentric images and videos is uniquely challenging and interesting, and I’ll present some of my lab’s recent work in this area, focusing on two specific lines of work.

Spanish Study and Conversation tables

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Grupo Ñ Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/93596410067 Description of Org: Grupo Ñ is a club for IU students interested in Spanish. The group focuses on creating and sharing events to broaden our understanding of Hispanic culture and to provide opportunities to practice speaking. Event Description: Come study and chat (in Spanish of course!). There will be upperclassmen who can help you review classwork that confuses you and prepare for the looming midterms, or you can just practice speaking in Spanish. We meet every Friday from 4-5pm through Zoom.

Inside Outdoors

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Outdoor Adventures Contact: [email protected] Time: 5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/95115205986?pwd=ZVJFWDZ0dDNWRnBVTi9Xc2VWVjJWUT09 Description of Org: UOA has helped members of the IU community lead active lifestyles by providing opportunities to participate in programs that foster a love of the outdoors. Offering academic courses for credit, gear rentals, adventure trips, workshops, and more, they're sure to have your next adventure in mind. Event Description: Inside Outdoors is a virtual sub-division of our IU Outdoors series, where Outdoor Adventures hosts a space for students, faculty, and staff to join in and talk about outdoor opportunities on and off IU’s campus.

Volunteering at Middle Way House

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Movement Exchange at IU Contact: Must register in order to participate. Email [email protected] for details on how to sign up. Time: 5p-6p Location: In-Person: Middle Way House Description of Org: We aim to use our love for dance as a way to connect with various communities. Event Description: Volunteer at Middle Way House on Fridays

Rosh Hashanah Services

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Hillel (Hillel Outreach and Special Events) Contact: Sue Silberberg, [email protected] Time: 7pm Location: In -Person AND Online In-Person: Hillel, 730 E 3rd St - In-person: registration required at https://calendly.com/iuhillel/high-holiday?month=2020-09 Virtual: registration required at https://calendly.com/mason-iu/virtual-rosh-hashana-services-programs?month=2020-09 Description of Org: Hillel is the Jewish “home away from home” at IU. Join your Hoosier Hillel family for great ways to meet other students and for learning and/or leadership opportunities. Go to iuhillel.org for more information. Event Description: Shana Tova from your Hoosier Hillel Family! Happy New Year! Rosh Hashanah begins Friday evening September 18 and continues through September 20. Conservative/Traditional Egalitarian Service, Reform/Musical Service, Rosh Hashanah Happy Hour, Torah/Learn about the binding of Isaac, Shofar Blowing and Tashlich. (see full schedule at https://iuhillel.org/high-holiday-2020-schedule)

Outdoor Movie: Mean Girls

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-10:45pm Location: In-Person Prebys Amphitheatre 100 S. Valentine Road, Bloomington, Indiana Description of Org: Another weekend of outdoor movie screenings sponsored by The Indiana Memorial Union Board and in partnership with the Indiana Memorial Union. Event Description: This Friday night tune into Mean Girls which has become a “cult classic” written by Tina Fey and starring Lindsay Lohan.

eSports Nite: Fortnite

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Late Nite Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-1am Location: Online https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6183906 Description of Org: a campus-wide initiative that offers free activities and events after 9pm, Thursday through Saturday. Event Description: Join our virtual event that combines fun and competition hosted by a professional video game announcer! Think you've got what it takes to compete? Make sure you register in advance on beINvolved! Or, if you prefer to watch rather than play, tune in to our live twitch stream and cheer on your fellow Hoosiers! Here is the link to the registration page for this specific tournament. https://tournaments.bravous.com/tournaments/119313f2798a2f6ff5fedc3104044bca/register

Saturday, September 19th

Self-Care Saturday: Paper Weaving [Virtual]

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 10:30-11am Location: Online Register to receive an email with the Zoom link: https://iu.zoom.us/webinaregisteWN_JjOfGteOQpCROJj2YH7lhQ Event Description: Unwind with artmaking. Drawing inspiration from Sarah Urist Green’s The Art Assignment, guests will learn how to make their own paper weaving using simple materials they have at home. Grab some paper, something to cut with (scissors, xacto knife, etc.), and a touch of creativity. This activity is great to do on your own or with friends or family!

Volunteer Service Saturday

Cost: $0 Host Organization: African Women's Leadership Organization (AWLO) Contact: [email protected] Time: 10AM-12PM Location: In Person Salvation Army, 115 N Rogers St Bloomington, IN 47404 Description of Org: African Women's Leadership Organization intends to to motivate and empower Afrocentric women while supporting women within the African continent. Event Description: AWLO will be volunteering at the Salvation Army for our very first Service Saturday! We will be working on sizing, kid's department, photos, fixing bookshelves, and more! Closed toe shoes will be required, hope to see you there!

Classical Connections Zoom Concert Series

Cost: free Host Organization: Classical Connections Contact: [email protected] Time: 1pm EST Location: online https://iu.zoom.us/j/91768188053 Meeting ID: 917 6818 8053 Description of Org: Classical Connections works with students from the Jacobs School of Music to bring the joy of music to diverse areas of the greater Bloomington community through musical performance, educational engagement, and interpersonal development. Event Description: Virtual musical concert for the Bloomington community featuring Jacobs School of Music students. If you are interested in performing for future concerts please email [email protected].

Outdoor Movie : Creed

Cost: free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-11:15pm Location: In-Person Prebys Amphitheatre 100 S. Valentine Road, Bloomington, Indiana Description of Org: Another weekend of outdoor movie screenings sponsored by The Indiana Memorial Union Board and in partnership with the Indiana Memorial Union. Event Description: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Sunday, September 20th

Indoor Movie: Mean Girls

Cost: Free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Films Contact: [email protected] Time: 2pm Location: In Person: IMU WHITTENBERGER RSVP Here: https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6447195_ga=2.113252932.2130990725.1600313240-1316309806.1600116586 Event Description: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list clique at her new school until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina Georgia. Rated PG-13. Please note: An RSVP does not guarantee you a spot at the event, limited space available. Please arrive early. Check-in begins 30 minutes before the start time of the movie. LIABILITY WAIVER REQUIRED https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_56nSRZms1DYhkJD

Monday, September 21st

Ultimate Frisbee Tabling Recruitment

Cost: $0 Host Organization: IU Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Contact: [email protected] Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Showalter Fountain Description of Org: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU accepts new players from all skillsets. Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club is a non-profit Ultimate Frisbee team for women at Indiana University. Event Description: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU will set up a recruitment table on campus to recruit new members at 1:00PM – 3:00PM on Monday, September 21st.

IU Asian Culture Center, Purdue University, and University of Illinois present “Minor Feelings” Book Discussion Series

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12:30-1:30pm Location: Online E-mail for link Event Description: Join us as we read and discuss Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings. Interested in attending? Please email [email protected] to receive a webinar link. IU students, faculty, and staff can access the e-book here

Jackbox Virtual Game Night

Cost: Free Host Organization: Student Athletic Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/7473056790?pwd=L3pYOVBOanF3eHJYNTRqeTVGU3kzZz09 Meeting ID: 747 305 6790 Password: Gamenight" Description of Org: SAB provides students the opportunity to be an active part of the planning, organizing, and successful completion of athletic events. Event Description: Jackbox games for people to play throughout the event.

Aikido Short-Staff Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Aikido Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30-7pm Location: In-Person In front of the Intramural Center (Woodlawn and 8th) Description of Org: A martial art club emphasizing the continuous connection between the persons practicing a technique by redirecting their energy and intent, rather than clashing with them head-on, thus resolving the conflict in a energy-efficient way. Event Description: Physically distanced weapon practice. Training weapons are available to borrow.

The Ethics of COVID-19

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 6:30-7:30pm Location: Online URL: https://iu.zoom.us/j/93033580754 Meeting ID: 930 3358 0754 Event Description: Tune in to this timely talk from internal medicine and pulmonary/critical care doctors on the ethics of COVID!

Defining Democracy: The Responsibility of Civic Engagement

Cost: Free Time: 7-8:30pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99178364501 Event Description: Part One of the IU Libraries’ Be an Informed Voter! Virtual Democracy Gatherings. Featuring Ann Birch, President of the League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe and Martin Law, BLM B-town Core Council Member.

Tuesday, September 22nd

Discs in Dunn Meadow

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club Contact: [email protected] Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Dunn Meadow Description of Org: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU accepts new players from all skillsets. Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club is a non-profit Ultimate Frisbee team for women at Indiana University. Event Description: Women’s Ultimate will practice throwing discs in Dunn Meadow (while sanitizing their hands and/or wearing gloves). This is a recruitment event.

Quantitative Methods: Free help for graduate students doing research

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/94825645900 Event Description: Offered by IU School of Education Inquiry Methodology Program in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. Need help with your research methods? Join Montserrat Medinaceli for Quantitative Methods, Tuesdays from 4 – 6pm

Outdoor Taekwondo Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Taekwondo Club at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30pm Location: In-Person Outdoors at the Arboretum (Near the intramural center) Description of Org: The I.U. Tae Kwon Do Club has been an active part of the Indiana University Martial Arts Program since 1969. In that time we have trained hundreds of black belts and taught the basics of Tae Kwon Do to thousands of I.U. students. Event Description: Outdoor martial arts practice

Bloomington Birders Call-out Meeting!

Cost: Free Host Organization: Bloomington Birders Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/96965041062?pwd=djNuM2d5RkNndm03cFo0a3hKa05HQT09 Description of Org: Bloomington Birders is a club concerned with local birds in Bloomington. Some activities the club participates in are birding, habitat construction, and learning more about our local birds. Event Description: Join us for a call-out meeting on Tuesday, September 22nd! We'll discuss our plans for the year and what we want the club to accomplish.

Take A Stand Talks: How does IU respond to violence against Trans students?

Cost: Free Host Organization: Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7:15pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/98073724516 Description of Org: TAS Talks is a platform that allows students to connect with community safety and response professionals and experts. This is a place where participants can ask questions and discuss topics that they can't anywhere else. Event Description: A virtual roundtable discussion about the concerns and campus response to gender-based violence against Trans students.

Workout with Fencing Club

Cost: Free Host Organization: Fencing Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 8-9pm 9-10pm is Social Hour Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99465430902 Description of Org: The Fencing Club at Indiana University is open to anyone in or connected to the IU community who is interested in modern sport fencing. Event Description: Zoom workout led by Fencing Club, followed by social time.

Civic Action, Advocacy, and Policy Considerations for Music Educators

Cost: Free Host Organization: The National Association for Music Education at IU Contact: Ava Traum ([email protected]) Time: 8-9pm Location: Online: Zoom < https://iu.zoom.us/j/91440392599?pwd=V1RuMXZaSTkzaU9tL0R2aXJFYW5rZz09 > < Meeting ID: 914 4039 2599 > < Password: nafme > Description of Org: NAfME at IU, is an organization through which students may attend sponsored events, find volunteer opportunities in local area schools, attend the state music education convention, assist IU in various projects throughout the year, and more as an advocate for musical learning. Event Description: Come learn about how you can register to vote, make a voting plan, and participate in the November 2020 general election! ​Additionally, we will explore ways in which to engage in music education advocacy and policy, including issues surrounding the profession, practice and equity.

Wednesday, September 23rd

Indiana Cybersecurity Regulation Virtual Event

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3pm Location: Online Register here: https://events.uschamber.com/INCybersecurity. Event Description: Join ILR for a Virtual Event featuring Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill regarding his office’s new cybersecurity safe harbor rulemaking initiative.

Aikido Sword Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Aikido Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30-7pm Location: In-Person In front of the Intramural Center (Woodlawn and 8th) Description of Org: A martial art club emphasizing the continuous connection between the persons practicing a technique by redirecting their energy and intent, rather than clashing with them head-on, thus resolving the conflict in a energy-efficient way. Event Description: Physically distanced weapon practice. Training weapons are available to borrow.

Inclusive Language 101

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology Student Alliance Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7pm Location: Online Please register online for the event using this link: bit.ly/IncLan101 Description of Org: The Center's Student Alliance is a student organization formed to empower and enable women of all skill levels and disciplines to pursue opportunities in technology through collaborative development and promotion of diverse, technology-related activities. Event Description: During this conversation we will define inclusive language, discuss why it matters, and practice using it. We’ll talk about ways you can actively create a more equitable and inclusive culture in your communities.

Film: The First Rainbow Coalition

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 7pm Location: Online For the Zoom link, RSVP to [email protected] no later than September 22, 2020. Event Description: This new documentary explores the legacy of the groundbreaking 1960s Rainbow Coalition of Chicago. THE FIRST RAINBOW COALITION united poor Blacks, Whites, and Latinos to openly challenge police brutality and substandard housing in one of the most segregated cities in America.

Jacobs School of Music Community Conversations

Cost: Free Host Organization: Jacobs School of Music Community Conversations Time: 7-8:30pm Location: Online Register in advance for this meeting: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJIodemtrzkrGdRUfmCosRj3iFxaWqlp3lVq Event Description: A Conversation about Social Justice, Opera, and Race, with Lawrence Brownlee and Marietta Simpson.

NBA x DCI Series: Audition Preparation Panel

Cost: Free Host Organization: The National Band Association at Indiana University Contact: Ava Traum ([email protected]) Time: 7:30-8:30pm Location: Online: Zoom https://iu.zoom.us/j/91809918762?pwd=V2REbWp5WlV2N21aMVUxMmoxa003Zz09 < Meeting ID: 918 0991 8762 > < Password: nba > Description of Org: The National Band Association is the largest professional organization for bands in the world. NBA at IU promotes the musical and educational significance of bands and is dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence for bands and band music. Event Description: Come join NBA with special guests Amanda Petro, August Merback, Jesse Saldana, Bobby Burns, Annelise Wingard, and Claire Wilcox as we discuss the process of taking a DCI audition and how to prepare, so be sure to bring your questions!

Thursday, September 24th

Voting in the age of COVID-19 Annual IU Women in Cybersecurity Talk

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology Student Alliance Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: Online Pre-Register to Join: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJ0vdeCgqT4qHNwCxtGuURyVjHJmZkFDKzKV Description of Org: The Center's Student Alliance is a student organization formed to empower and enable women of all skill levels and disciplines to pursue opportunities in technology through collaborative development and promotion of diverse, technology-related activities. Event Description: Board chair of Verified Voting Barbara Simons will discuss internet voting at this annual IU Women in Cybersecurity Talk.

Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5:30pm Location: Online https://www.facebook.com/events/957986774676278/ Event Description: A panel discussion exploring the newly published book Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote by historian Ellen Carol Dubois.

Neurodevelopment Genetics

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/94047129089 Event Description: Come learn about the exciting field of Neurodevelopment Genetics with Dr. Christensen!

Outdoor Taekwondo Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Taekwondo Club at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30pm Location: In-Person Outdoors at the Arboretum (Near the intramural center) Description of Org: The I.U. Tae Kwon Do Club has been an active part of the Indiana University Martial Arts Program since 1969. In that time we have trained hundreds of black belts and taught the basics of Tae Kwon Do to thousands of I.U. students. Event Description: Outdoor martial arts practice

Re-imagining Relationships: imagining(imaging), reflecting, communicating (for Graduate Students)

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 6:30-8pm Location: Online Please RSVP for Zoom details! https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/143340-re-imagining-relationships-imaginingimaging Event Description: This is an introductory HLS Global Studio workshop for graduate students using drawing and movement activities that engage different metaphors and conceptualizations about water and what it means to be human.

Teaching Vocal Jazz with Kat Sherman

Cost: Free Host Organization: American Choral Directors Association Contact: Madelyn Merrell, [email protected] Time: 7:00pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/91295947935 Description of Org: ACDA is a nonprofit music education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. ACDA has student chapters in colleges and universities around the country. Event Description: Come learn about techniques and tips for teaching vocal jazz to students with Kat Sherman! Feel free to bring any questions you have.

Discussion with Fencing Club

Cost: Free Host Organization: Fencing Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 8-10pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99465430902 Description of Org: The Fencing Club at Indiana University is open to anyone in or connected to the IU community who is interested in modern sport fencing. Event Description: Discussion topic with Fencing Club.

Awkward Silence Comedy Show

Cost: Free Host Organization: Awkward Silence Comedy Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm Location: In-person, campus location TBA Description of Org: Awkward Silence Comedy is a student-run long-form improv comedy group that performs free weekly shows every Thursday on campus. Find us on Instagram/Twitter (@awkward_iub) or Facebook for weekly updates on show locations. Event Description: Come enjoy an hour of free improvised comedy! Masks and social distancing are required.

Lotus in the Meadow 2020

Cost: Free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Contact: [email protected] Time: 9:30-10:30pm Location: In-Person Dunn Meadow Description of Org: IMU has served as the hub of the campus, providing a welcoming place for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors to connect with each other and the campus as they eat, relax, study, play, or celebrate. Event Description: Kick-off the Lotus Festival with the Indiana Memorial Union! We'll be hosting a pre-recorded set of Nation Beat on our inflatable film screen. So grab a couple of close friends, a blanket or some lawn chairs, and prepare to dance the night away with your fellow Hoosiers in a safe, socially distanced way.

Friday, September 25th

Friday Crafternoon

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: In-Person Outside: 7th and Jordan Event Description: Stop to pick up or gather with others to do a craft activity. Each week, we’ll feature a different craft. Materials provided, limited quantity available.

How Politicians Use Twitter to Shape Voter Beliefs

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3:30pm Location: Online https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/138314-how-politicians-use-twitter-to-shape-voter-beliefs Event Description: Data scientist Derek Willis from ProPublica will discuss social media data analysis that demonstrates how politicians utilize Twitter to influence voters.

Spanish Study and Conversation tables

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Grupo Ñ Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/93596410067 Description of Org: Grupo Ñ is a club for IU students interested in Spanish. The group focuses on creating and sharing events to broaden our understanding of Hispanic culture and to provide opportunities to practice speaking. Event Description: Come study and chat (in Spanish of course!). There will be upperclassmen who can help you review classwork that confuses you and prepare for the looming midterms, or you can just practice speaking in Spanish. We meet every Friday from 4-5pm through Zoom.

EEB Seminar Series

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online Zoom registration required to attend. Registration link provided here: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJcude6gqjMoH9J3ymmG6GdtIkClmgW0Afj_?_x_zm_rtaid=R2Llw1lPTaaR7X68y5P9pQ.1599564358842.f90ce0a77e2342b51744bd0d5dab2395&_x_zm_rhtaid=99 Event Description: In this seminar, I will discuss varied efforts at appreciating the role of the environment in shaping evolutionary and ecological dynamics, spanning problems in protein evolution, drug resistance, and emerging infectious diseases.

IU Outdoors: Outdoor Strengthening

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Outdoors Contact: [email protected] Time: 4:45-6pm Location: In-Person Meet at the Woodburn Clock Tower just southwest of Woodburn Hall. Please arrive for check-in between 4:30 and 4:45 PM. Event Description: This IU Outdoors event will be split into 2 groups of no more than 15 and will travel to different unique outdoor spots on campus. At each spot, the groups will focus on a series of beginner-level body weight strengthening exercises to get our blood pumping! The hour will finalize back at the Clock Tower at 6:00 PM.

Volunteering at Middle Way House

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Movement Exchange at IU Contact: Must register in order to participate. Email [email protected] for details on how to sign up. Time: 5p-6p Location: In-Person: Middle Way House Description of Org: We aim to use our love for dance as a way to connect with various communities. Event Description: Volunteer at Middle Way House on Fridays

Let's Move! Yoga & Dance W/ IU MoCo

Cost: Free Host Organization: Movement Cooperative at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: In-Person Woodburn Clock Description of Org: The Movement Cooperative at Indiana University (MoCo) aims to create a safe and welcoming environment in which members are encouraged to explore dance through creating, learning, and experimenting with movement. Event Description: 45-minute yoga flow, followed by a short improvised performance of dance and conversation with members of the Movement Cooperative. Bring your own mat and water, all levels welcome!

Union Board Film Screenings – Ratatouille

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Union Board Contact: (812) 855-4682 Time: 9:00 PM Location: Dunn Meadow, Prebys Amphitheater, and HLS South Lawn Description of Org: Union Board is the governing body of the Indiana Memorial Union and the largest student programming organization on campus. Driven by students and student ideas, the Union Board plans a range of fun, entertaining, and educational events for students to come together, explore multiple world views, discuss current events, and learn from one another. Event Description: Union Board will present three free outdoor film screenings of Disney's Ratatouille simultaneously at Dunn Meadow, Prebys Amphitheater, and HLS South Lawn.

Saturday, September 26th

Java with Java

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 11-Noon Location: Online Register at: https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/142913-java-with-java Event Description: Virtually enjoy a cup of coffee with CEWT’s Women Who Code Student Alliance Team while we code with Java – No experience necessary! This is a time where we can virtually interact with you and just hang out while coding. Grab a cup of coffee, a fully charged laptop, and an hour of your time to hang out with our team; we will use this time to breakdown the basics of the Java coding language and teach some new skills working within the environment. We hope you leave with some newfound knowledge and connections within CEWT!

The Iris Book Prize: Reading, Award Ceremony, and Discussion

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: Noon Location: Online Register: https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/135766-the-iris-book-prize-reading-award-ceremony-and Event Description: Join us for a reading by author David George Haskell and a discussion with guest speakers Kocku von Stuckrad and David Abram, moderated by Lisa Sideris.

Outdoor Spaces Performance Series – Meet at the Metz

Cost: Free Time: 12:00-12:45pm Location: Metz Carillon Event Description: A carillon concert sponsored by the Jacobs School of Music and the Arts and Humanities Council.

Sunday, September 27th

Shoe Cutting Event

Cost: 0$ Host Organization: Sole Hope at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 11am - 2 pm Location: In-person / TBD Description of Org: Sole Hope is a non-profit organization based out of Uganda, and the goal of this club is to support this organization by gathering monetary donations and materials needed to make shoes for those in need. Event Description: We will be coming together and gathering all materials fundraised throughout the month to cut shoes for children in Uganda.

Access @ IU — Virtual Resource Fair

Cost: Free Host Organization: The Neurodiversity Coalition at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3pm Location: Online https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6412932 Description of Org: We are a group of Indiana University students, staff, faculty and community members who support initiatives to make our campus (Bloomington) more inclusive of the rights and needs of IU students with neurodiverse brain function. Event Description: Come join us via Zoom to learn not only about the Neurodiversity Coalition @ IU, but about many valuable campus and community resources to take advantage of as an IU student! Struggling with prioritizing homework? Feeling down due to the pandemic? Hoping to learn about ways to get help with tuition? Organizations and other entities in Bloomington will be present to chat with folks, provide information, and represent the excellence they bring to students. Stay tuned for an official Zoom link, as well as a complete list of participating community resources!

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2020.09.17 20:07 Rumored17 Refutations for Every Main Pro-Pit Argument

1."It's all how you raise them."

And more:
• ⁠Lockwood, R. A. N. D. A. L. L. (2016). Ethology, ecology and epidemiology of canine aggression. The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behaviour & Interactions with People,, 160-181.
• ⁠Abrantes, R., Site, A., Camp, S., Diving, F. A. Q., Camp, G. P., Pages, M., ... & User, C. C. (2016). Aggressive Behavior—Inheritance and Environment.
• ⁠van den Berg, L. I. N. D. A. (2016). Genetics of dog behavior. The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behavior and Interactions with People, 5, 69.
• ⁠O'Neill, D. G., & Packer, R. M. (2016). The First Canine Behavior and Genetics Conference: Summary and recommendations for future directions in canine behavioral science. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 16, 6-12.
• ⁠Sørensen, M. (2016). Breeding aggression: Review of recent literature concerning the influence of genes on aggressive behaviour (Doctoral dissertation).
• ⁠Schilder, M. B., van der Borg, J. A., & Vinke, C. M. (2019). Intraspecific killing in dogs: predation behavior or aggression? A study of aggressors, victims, possible causes and motivations. Journal of Veterinary Behavior.
These studies all show that genetics play a large role in dog behavior. Most are related to Pit Bulls or aggression, but some just show that there are noticeable differences between dog breeds based on their breed. Here are some anecdotal sources to support the claims that Pit Bulls are born with a tendency to be aggressive:
In addition, "it's all how you raise them" goes against the very existence of dog breeds. If someone is arguing this, they are saying a Labrador Retriever will have the same instincts as a Border Collie, which will have the same instincts as a Doberman, which will have the same instincts as a Great Pyrenees, which will have the same instincts as a Dachshund, etc. This is observably and demonstrably false. Humans created different dog breeds with different temperaments and physical and behavioral traits through selective breeding. This is why dog breeds exist, this is why breed standards exist, this is why people can reasonably and accurately predict how a dog will act based on breed. Are there exceptions? Of course. However, that is just what they are- exceptions. Different dog breeds have different traits and tendencies dependent on what they were selectively bred for.

2. "Chihuahuas are more aggressive."

This is just a disingenuous attempt to derail the conversation. Even if Chihuahuas are more aggressive, they don't/can't kill people. If Chihuahuas were as large as Pit Bulls, perhaps this would be a conversation worth having- seeing as this is not the case, there is no argument to be had here.
I try to emphasize that the issue with Pits is how many people and pets they kill. Pit Bulls are not just biting people- they are killing, severely maiming, and mauling people. There is a huge difference, and it is important to recognize many Pit fanatics will try to lump in all dog bites with the maulings Pit Bulls are responsible for. They are not the same. This is similar to the "Labs bite more" argument- again, we are not just talking about bites. Keep the discussion focused on severe maulings, maimings, and deaths, because that is what BSL targets.
From 1982-2020 no Chihuahua has ever killed anyone. This source breaks down attacks by breed, child or adult victim, and death or maiming.

3. "There's no such thing as a Pit Bull." and "Pit Bulls can't be identified."

A good way to avoid even getting to this apologist bingo point is by using the phrasing "Pit Bull type dogs" as opposed to Pit Bulls. However, you can also just explain that "Pit Bull" is an umbrella term for four closely related dog breeds- the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and the American Bully. The American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier are actually so similar they can be dual registered as an AmStaff with the AKC and a APBT with the UKC. Until recently, most dog DNA tests would not even separate AmStaff from APBT due to the extreme similarities. This is also just another deflection technique- everyone knows what someone means by "Pit Bull" just as everyone knows what someone means by "Golden Retriever." This is what "pit bull" means legally.
Now, because "Pit Bull" does refer to 4 dog breeds rather than one, Pit apologists will often cry "well of course 4 dog breeds will kill more people!" but keep in mind that these 4 dog breeds have killed more people than 300+ other dog breeds combined. The Pit Bull umbrella kills more people than every other group or type of dogs and more than every other dog breed combined.
Regarding Pit Bulls being unidentifiable:
Pit Bulls have just as many obvious identifying characteristics as other dog breeds. There is no reason to believe Pit Bulls suffer from misidentification more than other dog breeds. There is reason to believe Pit Bulls are intentionally mislabeled as other breeds when in shelters, however. In addition, when discussing fatal Pit Bull attacks specifically, more often than not there are photos of the Pit Bulls involved so anyone can verify for themselves if they were Pit Bull type dogs. Genetic testing is not required for breed identification- anyone who argues this is being disingenuous. Another point is that we are constantly inundated with Pro-Pit propaganda; there is simply no way we can have Pixar shorts such as Kitbull and a new Dodo video every week about Pit Bulls and still be expected to believe the average person cannot visually identify a Pit Bull.

4. "Pits are no more dangerous than other dogs."

The statistics also support our side here- Pit Bulls have killed more people than all other dog breeds combined. Pit Bulls are not the largest, nor the strongest dogs out there. They do not have the strongest bite force. They are more deadly than other dog breeds because humans selectively bred them to be as deadly as possible. They are deadly due to the nature of their attacks and the behavioral traits they display when attacking such as gameness and a bite style mentioned in some of these studies, along with their physical traits.

5. "It used to be Dobermans, Rottweilers, and German Shepherds that people wanted to ban!"

Pit Bulls have killed more people than those three breeds ever did, even at the height of their popularity, even combined. There is also no evidence supporting this claim, and in fact, quite a lot of evidence showing it's completely false.
It is important to note as well that none of these breeds have an entire lobby supporting them. They do not have communities dedicated to attack victim harassment, misinformation, and lies, unlike the Pit Bull has. Something interesting to consider is the bias online when looking at these breeds and other restricted breeds vs pages about Pit Bulls. Wikipedia in particular is very obviously being manipulated by Pit Bull fanatics.
None of this manipulation is occurring on the pages for Dobermans, Rottweilers, or German Shepherds. These three breeds never reached anywhere close to the level of suffering and carnage Pit Bulls are responsible for. There has never been a concerted effort to ban these breeds, although some are targeted by apartment restrictions due to insurance issues. There is also no lobby supporting the misinformation and misrepresentation of these breeds.

6. "Dogsbite.org is biased and unreliable."

Dogsbite is completely open and transparent about their data collection strategies. They provide identification photographs and have all of their citations publicly listed. Citations and Photographs
Here is a challenge I like to give to people who claim Dogsbite is unreliable, although I have yet to receive a legitimate response:
Have you actually looked into dogsbite.org yourself? You do know that dogsbite tracks every fatal dog attack, regardless if it's a Pit or not? It appears anti-Pit because most fatal dog attacks are done by Pits. They're not only posting Pit attacks- there are just so many more fatal Pit attacks than other breeds it appears they are. Here's a proposal for you: Go to 2020 and late 2019, a time frame for which news reports are still abundantly available all over the internet, and fact-check ANY FOUR DOG-BITE FATALITIES OF YOUR CHOOSING, two where the killer dogs are said to be pit/mixes, and two cases where the killer dogs are not said to be pit/mixes:
  1. Did DogsBite accurately name the person killed?
  2. Did DogsBite accurately summarize the circumstances in which the person was killed?
  3. Did DogsBite accurately identify the breed(s) of the killer dog(s)?
  4. Did DogsBite provide a photo or photos of the killer dog(s) so you can judge for yourself what type of dog(s) you think did the killing?
DogsBite and Wikipedia both provide links to news stories about these fatal attacks. If you don't want to use the news links provided by DogsBite, then use the ones on Wikipedia that cover the same stories. DogsBite also provides links to autopsy reports, police reports and 911 calls, so you can compare these primary sources with the summaries on the DogsBite page and assess whether those summaries are accurate.

7. "Human aggressive Pit Bulls were culled!"

This is a myth. While human aggression was not something that was typically selectively bred for it is a myth that most human aggressive Pits were culled. That was not the case, and it still is not the case today. One look at shelter descriptions of Pits with bite histories and severe aggression issues shows these dogs are not being euthanized, and there are several instances of Pit Bulls who have killed people being bred.
There's no evidence whatsoever that dog fighters routinely destroyed human-aggressive dogs and refused to breed them. u/NorthTwoZero wrote at length about why it's a myth here, and this blogger put together a documented list of famously human-aggressive fighting dogs who not only weren't "culled" but were bred so often that they produced over 1,200 known, registered offspring:
"The man-biters were culled and the pit bulls were not bred for human aggression myths were created from thin air, complete fabrications. There is not a sliver of truth in the myth that dogmen culled man-biters. Not only weren't human aggressive pit fighters NOT culled, but a talented man-biter was heavily bred, his stud services were in high demand and the stud fees commanded a premium. The progeny of man-biters are still sought out long after he or she has passed away. This Italian game-dog website lists their choice for the Best Ever fighting dogs, three of the five are known man-biters and the other two trace their origins to the others on their "Best" list. Some famous man-biters have their own facebook fan pages. If you happen to be a 10x winner with 3 kills and scratching on the carcass, people tend to overlook a little thing like the danger she poses to people and she is also likely to be nominated for the cover of this month's International Sporting Dog Journal. Some famous man-biters not only have a facebook fan page, they have their own promotional merchandise too."

8. "Pit Bulls were nanny dogs!" or "Pit Bulls were America's dog!"

First, I usually ask questions that demonstrate out how absurd that claim is. What is a nanny dog? What duties does a nanny dog perform? Why would a dog type be called a "Pit Bull" if it nannied? Where does the name "Pit Bull" come from? Why is it necessary for Pits to have such large, gaping mouths and extremely muscular bodies if they were nannies? Then here is some actual info:
The first appearance of the term "Nanny Dog" dates from a 1971 NYT interview with the then president of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of America, Lillian Rant, who called Staffordshire Bull Terriers "nursemaid dogs" for no apparent reason (other than to attempt to re-brand fighting dogs as family pets).
BAD RAP shared a link. It's Dog Bite Prevention Week. Did you know that there was never such thing as a 'Nanny's Dog'? This term was a recent invention created to describe the myriad of vintage photos of children enjoying their family pit bulls (see link for details about vintage photos). While the intention behind the term was innocent, using it may mislead parents into being careless with their children around their family dog - A recipe for dog bites!
Regarding Pits being "America's dog": Bronwen Dickey (author of incredibly biased and unscientific book "Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon") and other pit bull advocates argue that pit bulls were historically beloved in the U.S. until the dogs became associated with urban people of color in the 1970s, so Pit Bull stigma is really about being racist toward black and brown people.
But pit bulls were not historically beloved in the U.S. nor were they popularly regarded as a positive symbol of plucky can-do spirit. Joseph Colby, in his lifetime one of the world's leading authorities on the Pit Bull Terrier, wrote in 1936 that "The general public is under the impression that this breed is carnivorous, vicious, and, fed on a diet of raw meat, will devour a human being" and "When the pit bull terrier was introduced into America, he was more commonly found to be owned by prize fighters, saloon keepers and habitues, sporting men and the like. From the start the breed earned an unjust reputation due to his fighting ability and the character of the owner. To this day he is still trying to live down an unjust and undeserved reputation."
Sometimes Pit people will randomly mention how Sergeant Stubby, a decorated war hero dog, was a Pit Bull. He was not. Primary (contemporary) sources most often describe Stubby as a Boston Terrier or Boston Terrier mix (this breed was sometimes called the Boston Bulldog). He is sometimes said to be a Bull Terrier (the egghead dogs) mix but he obviously resembles a Boston Terrier significantly more than a Bull Terrier. Stubby is never said to be a Pit Bull in primary sources.

9. "Pit Bulls scored 2nd highest on temperament tests and better than most family dog breeds!"

This is always referring to the ATTS, or the American Temperament Testing Society. It is refuted thoroughly in the BanPitBulls FAQ, but this is what I usually say as well:
The test was developed to test working dogs, specifically dogs meant for schutzhund work. It has never been, nor ever purported to be about testing companion animals or a breed's suitability as family pets. Scoring actually favors dogs that bite, in some cases. Breed specific temperament, aggression, and each dog's training is taken into account when scoring. This means that if a relatively untrained Lab bites a "threatening stranger" it will score far lower than a German Shepherd that bites a "threatening stranger." According to the ATTS itself, "95% of dogs who fail do so because they lack confidence" NOT because they bite. Dogs that exhibit avoidance behaviors will fail. Dogs that bite do not automatically fail. The ATTS also states that comparing scores with other dogs means nothing- the pass/fail rates cannot be compared. Different dog breeds that behave the same exact way on the test will get hugely different scores due to the fact they take inherent breed tendencies into consideration. The test is not designed to test for breed aggression, according to the ATTS website. It is more of a test of bravery for individual dogs. Timid dogs will always fail. Dogs that bite will not always fail. If anything, you could argue that the reason Pits have a high passing rate is because they bite or show aggression, although that is speculation and not proven. Either way though- the test does not test breed aggression, passing rates cannot be compared, and the test absolutely does not test for suitability as a family pet. More info here: What the ATTS is really showing.
It is also worth mentioning that the only dogs that participate in the ATTS testing are dogs brought in by their owners- it is not a random sample or scientific study of any kind. Considering the evidence showing the existence of an actual Pit Bull lobby, it would not be a reach to say these results have been intentionally manipulated (if they did even matter, which they don't).
Also, a controlled temperament test found that 13 percent, or one out of seven, pit bulls tried to bite or attack during a one hour test simulating a neighborhood walk. One out of seven pit bulls tried to bite in the span of just one hour compared to only one out of 70 golden retrievers. Note that this study was funded and authored by anti-breed ban activists: They found "no significant difference" between breeds when the definition of aggression was watered down to include even whining or crying. But pay close attention to Table 5 on page 138: out of all the breeds tested, pit bulls were markedly the worst when it came to the percentage of dogs that reached a more serious level of aggression.

10. "It's racism for dogs!"

Humans are not dogs, and dog breeds are not analogous to human races.
In addition, one cannot compare a race of people to a breed of dogs for a multitude of reasons. Dog breeds were selectively, intentionally bred for specific characteristics and traits by human beings. Humans created dog breeds based on what physical and behavioral traits we wanted them to have. (Spaniels for flushing, retrievers for fetching prey/birds without damage, livestock guardian dogs such as Great Pyrenees for protecting livestock, Huskies for endurance and energy, Pointers for pointing, etc. Different dog breeds have different behavioral tendencies because humans selectively bred them to have those tendencies). Dogs also do not suffer from cultural differences, institutionalized racism, or socioeconomic disparities. Humans are also not as heavily influenced by our instincts as dogs are. Dogs behave based on their instincts and training. Humans behave mainly on their "training." Humans also have far more complex thought processes and the ability to make complex decisions. Dogs do not. You could go on and on but that is the basic overview there- dogs were selectively bred and rely mainly on their instincts. Humans were not selectively bred and are capable of making complex and rational decisions.
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2020.09.16 03:57 theromanshcheezit The Social Dilemma Is a Bad Show

[This was originally posted in another subreddit]
ITS SHIT
I think this is an actual unpopular opinion because I've seen nothing but glowing reviews of this piece of content. As a disclaimer: I am not a regular documentary watcher, I tend to prefer animated content. I am currently a natural language processing researcher currently working with healthcare communications on public trust in health organizations.
I am in no way knowledgeable about everything in this field, I have a little more than surface knowledge about this topic.
Also (this will be somewhat important later), I'm a black male.
Anyways, this documentary is oversimplistic, cringeworthy, alarmist garbage. For a couple of reasons:
  1. The argument on systemic polarization: America's polarization was a huge topic in this documentary. They posit that internet services such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google are the causes of our "rampant" political polarization that is getting worse and worse. One guy, towards the end, said that he could see us heading towards civil war. This argument reeks of selection bias, which is inevitable what tends to happen when you base your argument on the very platforms you criticize. The truth is, this culture war was coined by Pat Buchannan in 1992 and has been an ongoing feature of our politics for decades and issues such as race (such as the assertion of white supremacy) and immigration (such as this immigration law from 1965) have been polarizing since this country's exception. Furthermore, American adults, in general, are a lot more centrist than they're ever been before. Most people identify as independent, less than 10% of the adult population the major news corporations (including late-night television). If anything, the political factions have become a bit more defined in what they stand for. And even then we aren't more partisan than we were 45 years ago. (source).
  2. The Mental Health issue with Facebook: I hated the way this was presented, but they have a point here. I do think there's a decent amount of evidence to suggest that teenagers and young adults ascribe a lot of their value to communal reactions on social media. I can see this causing frustration in insecure high schoolers. The reason why I hate how this information was presented was that it was marketed as solely a teen girl phenomenon instead of a cause of depression anxiety and suicide in all teenagers. This is particularly angering since most teen suicide victims are male and they've been rising slightly faster than females suicide victims. (source). This is not to say that male victims matter more than female victims (of course, duh, please don't use this argument as a way to launch into misogyny), but to have no representation of teen male suicide rates comes off as incredibly disingenuous. I think they focused on female suicide rates and insecurities because its a narrative that we're familiar with and that would pull on our heartstrings. It is sad, but most of the population doesn't care about the male emotional state.
  3. A White Woman compared consensual data collection to slavery: A White Woman compared consensual data collection to slavery. Lemme repeat that again, A WHITE WOMAN COMPARED CONSENSUAL DATA COLLECTION TO HUMAN SLAVERY. I honestly am surprised that she did this without stuttering. She was sincere, unapologetic, and somehow avoided backlash. When I heard that, I quite literally wanted to throw the IPad I was watching it on. How did she compare the enslavement of human beings, who are beaten, physically tortured, stripped of all dignity and human rights, to Twitter knowing where I am when I tweet about my favorite Boba Tea shop.
  4. NOT A SINGLE SOLUTION WAS DISCUSSED: All they could do was look like they were on the verge of tears as they pouted, gasped, and sighed into your hearts, one push notification at a time. They kept saying: "We need to regulate this. Its time for this to be regulated. The law is way behind on these things". To their credit, they did propose that we tax companies for using our data, but they really should've gone deeper into that. Tax what part of the data? How would the tax scale? Who will be most impacted by this tax? What do the policy experts have to say about this tax? In reality, taxing tech companies on the data doesn't do much to help with data privacy. It's way more effective but open legal avenues to tackle the mishandling of user information.
  5. It is tacky. Like super tacky. Especially the bits with the 3 AI guys sending notifications and information to the teen boy. Especially the bit where the teen boy relapsed and "I Put a Spell on You" started playing. I see a lot of people calling this piece of work clever and I'm wondering if they even watched the documentary. The entire thing was extremely on the nose.
Let's be honest, who wasn't already aware of the arguments presented.
We all know that Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit collect our data.
We all know that AI sends us push notifications and tries to get us to spend as much time scrolling as possible.
We all know that they use ads to make money on their platform.
I don't know anyone, from the ages 15-65 that would genuinely surprised at any of this information if I had told them, but put a couple of Z list actors, make them play a family with a black stepdad, and have them pretend to become Extreme Centrists because of 3 men watching their every movement and boom you've got a riveting case as to why social media is like slavery.
God, this was so fucking stupid.
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2020.09.16 03:51 theromanshcheezit The Social Dillemma on Netflix is Actually Shit

I think this is an actual unpopular opinion because I've seen nothing but glowing reviews of this piece of content. As a disclaimer: I am not a regular documentary watcher, I tend to prefer animated content. I am currently a natural language processing researcher currently working with healthcare communications on public trust in health organizations. I am in no way knowledgeable about everything in this field, I have a little more than surface knowledge about this topic.Also (this will be somewhat important later), I'm a black male.Anyways, this documentary is oversimplistic, cringeworthy, alarmist garbage. For a couple of reasons:
  1. The argument on systemic polarization: America's polarization was a huge topic in this documentary. They posit that internet services such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google are the causes of our "rampant" political polarization that is getting worse and worse. One guy, towards the end, said that he could see us heading towards civil war. This argument reeks of selection bias, which is inevitable what tends to happen when you base your argument on the very platforms you criticize. The truth is, this culture war was coined by Pat Buchannan in 1992 and has been an ongoing feature of our politics for decades and issues such as race (such as the assertion of white supremacy) and immigration (such as this immigration law from 1965) have been polarizing since this country's exception. Furthermore, American adults, in general, are a lot more centrist than they're ever been before. Most people identify as independent, less than 10% of the adult population the major news corporations (including late-night television). If anything, the political factions have become a bit more defined in what they stand for. And even then we aren't more partisan than we were 45 years ago. (source).
  2. The Mental Health issue with Facebook: I hated the way this was presented, but they have a point here. I do think there's a decent amount of evidence to suggest that teenagers and young adults ascribe a lot of their value to communal reactions on social media. I can see this causing frustration in insecure high schoolers. The reason why I hate how this information was presented was that it was marketed as solely a teen girl phenomenon instead of a cause of depression anxiety and suicide in all teenagers. This is particularly angering since most teen suicide victims are male and they've been rising slightly faster than females suicide victims. (source). This is not to say that male victims matter more than female victims (of course, duh, please don't use this argument as a way to launch into misogyny), but to have no representation of teen male suicide rates comes off as incredibly disingenuous. I think they focused on female suicide rates and insecurities because its a narrative that we're familiar with and that would pull on our heartstrings. It is sad, but most of the population doesn't care about the male emotional state.
  3. A White Woman compared consensual data collection to slavery: A White Woman compared consensual data collection to slavery. Lemme repeat that again, A WHITE WOMAN COMPARED CONSENSUAL DATA COLLECTION TO HUMAN SLAVERY. I honestly am surprised that she did this without stuttering. She was sincere, unapologetic, and somehow avoided backlash. When I heard that, I quite literally wanted to throw the IPad I was watching it on. How did she compare the enslavement of human beings, who are beaten, physically tortured, stripped of all dignity and human rights, to Twitter knowing where I am when I tweet about my favorite Boba Tea shop.
  4. NOT A SINGLE SOLUTION WAS DISCUSSED: All they could do was look like they were on the verge of tears as they pouted, gasped, and sighed into your hearts, one push notification at a time. They kept saying: "We need to regulate this. Its time for this to be regulated. The law is way behind on these things". To their credit, they did propose that we tax companies for using our data, but they really should've gone deeper into that. Tax what part of the data? How would the tax scale? Who will be most impacted by this tax? What do the policy experts have to say about this tax? In reality, taxing tech companies on the data doesn't do much to help with data privacy. It's way more effective but open legal avenues to tackle the mishandling of user information.
  5. It is tacky. Like super tacky. Especially the bits with the 3 AI guys sending notifications and information to the teen boy. Especially the bit where the teen boy relapsed and "I Put a Spell on You" started playing. I see a lot of people calling this piece of work clever and I'm wondering if they even watched the documentary. The entire thing was extremely on the nose.
Let's be honest, who wasn't already aware of the arguments presented.
We all know that Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit collect our data.
We all know that AI sends us push notifications and tries to get us to spend as much time scrolling as possible.
We all know that they use ads to make money on their platform.
I don't know anyone, from the ages 15-65 that would genuinely surprised at any of this information if I had told them, but put a couple of Z list actors, make them play a family with a black stepdad, and have them pretend to become Extreme Centrists because of 3 men watching their every movement and boom you've got a riveting case as to why social media is like slavery.
God, this was so fucking stupid.
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2020.09.15 23:29 Rumored17 Refutations for Every Main Pro-Pit Argument

1."It's all how you raise them."

And more:
• ⁠Lockwood, R. A. N. D. A. L. L. (2016). Ethology, ecology and epidemiology of canine aggression. The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behaviour & Interactions with People,, 160-181.
• ⁠Abrantes, R., Site, A., Camp, S., Diving, F. A. Q., Camp, G. P., Pages, M., ... & User, C. C. (2016). Aggressive Behavior—Inheritance and Environment.
• ⁠van den Berg, L. I. N. D. A. (2016). Genetics of dog behavior. The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behavior and Interactions with People, 5, 69.
• ⁠O'Neill, D. G., & Packer, R. M. (2016). The First Canine Behavior and Genetics Conference: Summary and recommendations for future directions in canine behavioral science. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 16, 6-12.
• ⁠Sørensen, M. (2016). Breeding aggression: Review of recent literature concerning the influence of genes on aggressive behaviour (Doctoral dissertation).
• ⁠Schilder, M. B., van der Borg, J. A., & Vinke, C. M. (2019). Intraspecific killing in dogs: predation behavior or aggression? A study of aggressors, victims, possible causes and motivations. Journal of Veterinary Behavior.
These studies all show that genetics play a large role in dog behavior. Most are related to Pit Bulls or aggression, but some just show that there are noticeable differences between dog breeds based on their breed. Here are some anecdotal sources to support the claims that Pit Bulls are born with a tendency to be aggressive:
In addition, "it's all how you raise them" goes against the very existence of dog breeds. If someone is arguing this, they are saying a Labrador Retriever will have the same instincts as a Border Collie, which will have the same instincts as a Doberman, which will have the same instincts as a Great Pyrenees, which will have the same instincts as a Dachshund, etc. This is observably and demonstrably false. Humans created different dog breeds with different temperaments and physical and behavioral traits through selective breeding. This is why dog breeds exist, this is why breed standards exist, this is why people can reasonably and accurately predict how a dog will act based on breed. Are there exceptions? Of course. However, that is just what they are- exceptions. Different dog breeds have different traits and tendencies dependent on what they were selectively bred for.

2. "Chihuahuas are more aggressive."

This is just a disingenuous attempt to derail the conversation. Even if Chihuahuas are more aggressive, they don't/can't kill people. If Chihuahuas were as large as Pit Bulls, perhaps this would be a conversation worth having- seeing as this is not the case, there is no argument to be had here.
I try to emphasize that the issue with Pits is how many people and pets they kill. Pit Bulls are not just biting people- they are killing, severely maiming, and mauling people. There is a huge difference, and it is important to recognize many Pit fanatics will try to lump in all dog bites with the maulings Pit Bulls are responsible for. They are not the same. This is similar to the "Labs bite more" argument- again, we are not just talking about bites. Keep the discussion focused on severe maulings, maimings, and deaths, because that is what BSL targets.
From 1982-2020 no Chihuahua has ever killed anyone. This source breaks down attacks by breed, child or adult victim, and death or maiming.

3. "There's no such thing as a Pit Bull." and "Pit Bulls can't be identified."

A good way to avoid even getting to this apologist bingo point is by using the phrasing "Pit Bull type dogs" as opposed to Pit Bulls. However, you can also just explain that "Pit Bull" is an umbrella term for four closely related dog breeds- the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and the American Bully. The American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier are actually so similar they can be dual registered as an AmStaff with the AKC and a APBT with the UKC. Until recently, most dog DNA tests would not even separate AmStaff from APBT due to the extreme similarities. This is also just another deflection technique- everyone knows what someone means by "Pit Bull" just as everyone knows what someone means by "Golden Retriever." This is what "pit bull" means legally.
Now, because "Pit Bull" does refer to 4 dog breeds rather than one, Pit apologists will often cry "well of course 4 dog breeds will kill more people!" but keep in mind that these 4 dog breeds have killed more people than 300+ other dog breeds combined. The Pit Bull umbrella kills more people than every other group or type of dogs and more than every other dog breed combined.
Regarding Pit Bulls being unidentifiable:
Pit Bulls have just as many obvious identifying characteristics as other dog breeds. There is no reason to believe Pit Bulls suffer from misidentification more than other dog breeds. There is reason to believe Pit Bulls are intentionally mislabeled as other breeds when in shelters, however. In addition, when discussing fatal Pit Bull attacks specifically, more often than not there are photos of the Pit Bulls involved so anyone can verify for themselves if they were Pit Bull type dogs. Genetic testing is not required for breed identification- anyone who argues this is being disingenuous. Another point is that we are constantly inundated with Pro-Pit propaganda; there is simply no way we can have Pixar shorts such as Kitbull and a new Dodo video every week about Pit Bulls and still be expected to believe the average person cannot visually identify a Pit Bull.

4. Pits are no more dangerous than other dogs.

The statistics also support our side here- Pit Bulls have killed more people than all other dog breeds combined. Pit Bulls are not the largest, nor the strongest dogs out there. They do not have the strongest bite force. They are more deadly than other dog breeds because humans selectively bred them to be as deadly as possible. They are deadly due to the nature of their attacks and the behavioral traits they display when attacking such as gameness and a bite style mentioned in some of these studies, along with their physical traits.

5. "It used to be Dobermans, Rottweilers, and German Shepherds that people wanted to ban!"

Pit Bulls have killed more people than those three breeds ever did, even at the height of their popularity, even combined. There is also no evidence supporting this claim, and in fact, quite a lot of evidence showing it's completely false.
It is important to note as well that none of these breeds have an entire lobby supporting them. They do not have communities dedicated to attack victim harassment, misinformation, and lies, unlike the Pit Bull has. Something interesting to consider is the bias online when looking at these breeds and other restricted breeds vs pages about Pit Bulls. Wikipedia in particular is very obviously being manipulated by Pit Bull fanatics.
None of this manipulation is occurring on the pages for Dobermans, Rottweilers, or German Shepherds. These three breeds never reached anywhere close to the level of suffering and carnage Pit Bulls are responsible for. There has never been a concerted effort to ban these breeds, although some are targeted by apartment restrictions due to insurance issues. There is also no lobby supporting the misinformation and misrepresentation of these breeds.

6. "Dogsbite.org is biased and unreliable."

Dogsbite is completely open and transparent about their data collection strategies. They provide identification photographs and have all of their citations publicly listed. Citations and Photographs
Here is a challenge I like to give to people who claim Dogsbite is unreliable, although I have yet to receive a legitimate response:
Have you actually looked into dogsbite.org yourself? You do know that dogsbite tracks every fatal dog attack, regardless if it's a Pit or not? It appears anti-Pit because most fatal dog attacks are done by Pits. They're not only posting Pit attacks- there are just so many more fatal Pit attacks than other breeds it appears they are.
Here's a proposal for you:
Go to 2020 and late 2019, a time frame for which news reports are still abundantly available all over the internet, and fact-check ANY FOUR DOG-BITE FATALITIES OF YOUR CHOOSING, two where the killer dogs are said to be pit/mixes, and two cases where the killer dogs are not said to be pit/mixes:
  1. Did DogsBite accurately name the person killed?
  2. Did DogsBite accurately summarize the circumstances in which the person was killed?
  3. Did DogsBite accurately identify the breed(s) of the killer dog(s)?
  4. Did DogsBite provide a photo or photos of the killer dog(s) so you can judge for yourself what type of dog(s) you think did the killing?
DogsBite and Wikipedia both provide links to news stories about these fatal attacks. If you don't want to use the news links provided by DogsBite, then use the ones on Wikipedia that cover the same stories. DogsBite also provides links to autopsy reports, police reports and 911 calls, so you can compare these primary sources with the summaries on the DogsBite page and assess whether those summaries are accurate.

7. "Human aggressive Pit Bulls were culled!"

This is a myth. While human aggression was not something that was typically selectively bred for it is a myth that most human aggressive Pits were culled. That was not the case, and it still is not the case today. One look at shelter descriptions of Pits with bite histories and severe aggression issues shows these dogs are not being euthanized, and there are several instances of Pit Bulls who have killed people being bred.
There's no evidence whatsoever that dog fighters routinely destroyed human-aggressive dogs and refused to breed them. u/NorthTwoZero wrote at length about why it's a myth here, and this blogger put together a documented list of famously human-aggressive fighting dogs who not only weren't "culled" but were bred so often that they produced over 1,200 known, registered offspring:
"The man-biters were culled and the pit bulls were not bred for human aggression myths were created from thin air, complete fabrications. There is not a sliver of truth in the myth that dogmen culled man-biters. Not only weren't human aggressive pit fighters NOT culled, but a talented man-biter was heavily bred, his stud services were in high demand and the stud fees commanded a premium. The progeny of man-biters are still sought out long after he or she has passed away. This Italian game-dog website lists their choice for the Best Ever fighting dogs, three of the five are known man-biters and the other two trace their origins to the others on their "Best" list. Some famous man-biters have their own facebook fan pages. If you happen to be a 10x winner with 3 kills and scratching on the carcass, people tend to overlook a little thing like the danger she poses to people and she is also likely to be nominated for the cover of this month's International Sporting Dog Journal. Some famous man-biters not only have a facebook fan page, they have their own promotional merchandise too."

8. "Pit Bulls were nanny dogs!" or "Pit Bulls were America's dog!"

First, I usually ask questions that demonstrate out how absurd that claim is. What is a nanny dog? What duties does a nanny dog perform? Why would a dog type be called a "Pit Bull" if it nannied? Where does the name "Pit Bull" come from? Why is it necessary for Pits to have such large, gaping mouths and extremely muscular bodies if they were nannies? Then here is some actual info:
The first appearance of the term "Nanny Dog" dates from a 1971 NYT interview with the then president of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of America, Lillian Rant, who called Staffordshire Bull Terriers "nursemaid dogs" for no apparent reason (other than to attempt to re-brand fighting dogs as family pets).
BAD RAP shared a link.
It's Dog Bite Prevention Week. Did you know that there was never such thing as a 'Nanny's Dog'? This term was a recent invention created to describe the myriad of vintage photos of children enjoying their family pit bulls (see link for details about vintage photos). While the intention behind the term was innocent, using it may mislead parents into being careless with their children around their family dog - A recipe for dog bites!
Regarding Pits being "America's dog": Bronwen Dickey (author of incredibly biased and unscientific book "Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon") and other pit bull advocates argue that pit bulls were historically beloved in the U.S. until the dogs became associated with urban people of color in the 1970s, so Pit Bull stigma is really about being racist toward black and brown people.
But pit bulls were not historically beloved in the U.S. nor were they popularly regarded as a positive symbol of plucky can-do spirit. Joseph Colby, in his lifetime one of the world's leading authorities on the Pit Bull Terrier, wrote in 1936 that "The general public is under the impression that this breed is carnivorous, vicious, and, fed on a diet of raw meat, will devour a human being" and "When the pit bull terrier was introduced into America, he was more commonly found to be owned by prize fighters, saloon keepers and habitues, sporting men and the like. From the start the breed earned an unjust reputation due to his fighting ability and the character of the owner. To this day he is still trying to live down an unjust and undeserved reputation."
Sometimes Pit people will randomly mention how Sergeant Stubby, a decorated war hero dog, was a Pit Bull. He was not. Primary (contemporary) sources most often describe Stubby as a Boston Terrier or Boston Terrier mix (this breed was sometimes called the Boston Bulldog). He is sometimes said to be a Bull Terrier (the egghead dogs) mix but he obviously resembles a Boston Terrier significantly more than a Bull Terrier. Stubby is never said to be a Pit Bull in primary sources.

9. "Pit Bulls scored 2nd highest on temperament tests and better than most family dog breeds!"

This is always referring to the ATTS, or the American Temperament Testing Society. It is refuted thoroughly in the BanPitBulls FAQ, but this is what I usually say as well:
The test was developed to test working dogs, specifically dogs meant for schutzhund work. It has never been, nor ever purported to be about testing companion animals or a breed's suitability as family pets. Scoring actually favors dogs that bite, in some cases. Breed specific temperament, aggression, and each dog's training is taken into account when scoring. This means that if a relatively untrained Lab bites a "threatening stranger" it will score far lower than a German Shepherd that bites a "threatening stranger."
According to the ATTS itself, "95% of dogs who fail do so because they lack confidence" NOT because they bite. Dogs that exhibit avoidance behaviors will fail. Dogs that bite do not automatically fail.
The ATTS also states that comparing scores with other dogs means nothing- the pass/fail rates cannot be compared. Different dog breeds that behave the same exact way on the test will get hugely different scores due to the fact they take inherent breed tendencies into consideration.
The test is not designed to test for breed aggression, according to the ATTS website. It is more of a test of bravery for individual dogs. Timid dogs will always fail. Dogs that bite will not always fail.
If anything, you could argue that the reason Pits have a high passing rate is because they bite or show aggression, although that is speculation and not proven. Either way though- the test does not test breed aggression, passing rates cannot be compared, and the test absolutely does not test for suitability as a family pet.
More info here: What the ATTS is really showing.
It is also worth mentioning that the only dogs that participate in the ATTS testing are dogs brought in by their owners- it is not a random sample or scientific study of any kind. Considering the evidence showing the existence of an actual Pit Bull lobby, it would not be a reach to say these results have been intentionally manipulated (if they did even matter, which they don't).
Also, a controlled temperament test found that 13 percent, or one out of seven, pit bulls tried to bite or attack during a one hour test simulating a neighborhood walk. One out of seven pit bulls tried to bite in the span of just one hour compared to only one out of 70 golden retrievers. Note that this study was funded and authored by anti-breed ban activists: They found "no significant difference" between breeds when the definition of aggression was watered down to include even whining or crying. But pay close attention to Table 5 on page 138: out of all the breeds tested, pit bulls were markedly the worst when it came to the percentage of dogs that reached a more serious level of aggression.

10. "It's racism for dogs!"

Humans are not dogs, and dog breeds are not analogous to human races.
In addition, one cannot compare a race of people to a breed of dogs for a multitude of reasons. Dog breeds were selectively, intentionally bred for specific characteristics and traits by human beings. Humans created dog breeds based on what physical and behavioral traits we wanted them to have. (Spaniels for flushing, retrievers for fetching prey/birds without damage, livestock guardian dogs such as Great Pyrenees for protecting livestock, Huskies for endurance and energy, Pointers for pointing, etc. Different dog breeds have different behavioral tendencies because humans selectively bred them to have those tendencies). Dogs also do not suffer from cultural differences, institutionalized racism, or socioeconomic disparities. Humans are also not as heavily influenced by our instincts as dogs are. Dogs behave based on their instincts and training. Humans behave mainly on their "training." Humans also have far more complex thought processes and the ability to make complex decisions. Dogs do not. You could go on and on but that is the basic overview there- dogs were selectively bred and rely mainly on their instincts. Humans were not selectively bred and are capable of making complex and rational decisions.
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2020.09.14 13:09 TsundereStuffy [Plush Collecting] When TikTok, DDLG, and Plush Collecting Collide!

!! Content warning for blood and gore, sexual content !!
TL;DR: Viral TikTok leads people to think a specific plush is a bondage toy; the price skyrockets and plush collectors find their collections suddenly sexualized.

BACKGROUND CONTEXT:
All given prices are in USD.
Also preemptive disclaimer: I have no intention to kinkshame others in this post. I tried to remain as impartial as I could throughout.
Everyone reading this probably owns, or has owned at some point in their lives, at least one stuffed animal (or plush, as they’re more commonly called now). Some of us never stopped collecting, and continue to collect well into adulthood. There are all sorts of niches that plush collectors fall into—some only collect very realistic animal plush, others only collect custom one of a kind plush or art dolls made by artisans, and some others yet collect everything, etc. This post will focus specifically on those collecting “kawaii” plush—the Japanese word for cute. A majority of these plushies are made in Japan, designed by Japanese people and brands. Some companies in other countries also replicate the kawaii look, but these plush are not quite as popular. Various Facebook groups exist for plush collectors. The demographics of these groups tend to skew heavily female, and the age range for collectors of kawaii plush specifically skews from minor to young adult (30's), although there are also a lot of older parents.
Japanese plush are generally of high quality, and thus command higher prices. In general, expect to pay $25-40 per plush if you're buying stateside, and that's before taking additional shipping costs into account. Even small “mascot” plush (keychain size, about 2-3 inches tall) will go for about $15.
Now, let’s talk about these plush and their country of origin. In Japan, there’s two markets when it comes to kawaii plush. The first is plush specifically manufactured to be sold in stores—think branded Sanrio plush, like Hello Kitty. These plush are of premium quality and generally are easy to obtain for standard releases, even for overseas fans. The second market is plush specifically manufactured for UFO catchers, of which the closest equivalent would be “claw machines” in the west (although everything from the experience to the mechanics to the play style is incredibly inferior in western claw machines). These are known as prize plush, and are NOT sold in stores. The quality of these plush varies from good to excellent. Even the lowest quality prize plush tends to be leagues ahead of what’s found in American claw machines. Those who aren’t good at winning can buy them pre-owned or secondhand from shops and marketplaces catering to this sort of thing. All of this combined makes prize plush trickier for overseas fans to obtain.
Enter Toreba, a global online service that allows you to play Japanese UFO catchers in real time through your phone using the internet! They have hundreds of machines for you to browse through, all of them stocked with the same current prizes that Japanese players have access to. You buy credits using real money and then play to (hopefully) win. Any prizes that you win are shipped to you for free. Hop over to Toreba to take a peek at winning videos to see how it all works. (Off-topic warning: this is obviously a form of gambling, so be careful! Lots of people fall into the trap of spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars with very little to show for it, so I don’t recommend playing if you have an addictive personality.) Toreba essentially cut out the middle man, making it possible for overseas players to win prizes for themselves—or to pay others in their own country for them, instead of importing from Japan directly.
Now, getting closer to the topic at hand: there’s one designer whose plushies are consistently sought after. His name is Mori Chack, and you might even be vaguely familiar with his work if you stepped into a Hot Topic about 15 years ago: he’s responsible for creating the Gloomy Bear, an adorable but very violent pink bear that often ends up attacking his human owner named Pity. Nowadays, his plush are only available as prizes, and their quality of construction tends to be pretty high, with unusually shaped plastic eyes (an oval, instead of a circle), specially molded plastic claws, and embroidered blood spots. They come in dozens and dozens of different variations (someone made a 3 part picture guide on Google Docs here: [1] [2] [3]) in pretty limited runs, meaning they generally appreciate steadily in value over time as supply is limited and the same design is almost never replicated. They’re more akin to soft art pieces than plush, as most collectors will display them instead of playing with them.
Mori Chack is also the creator of another highly popular creature in the Gloomy universe: the All Purpose Bunny (also known by collectors as the Chax Rabbit), who also comes in dozens of variations, including collaboration variations featuring a certain famous Miku Hatsune. This cute li’l bun is the main star of today’s post, but first I need to briefly touch upon Mori Chack’s politics, as they are relevant to the subject. He’s an animal rights activist that explores his themes through his work. A common trend is cute animals getting revenge on humans for exploitation and abuse. The Gloomy Bear’s story is that Pity found the bear as a cub and took it back home to raise it. As the Gloomy Bear grew, it could no longer withhold its violent impulses and thus regularly attacks Pity as retaliation for its unnatural upbringing. This is why a lot of the Gloomy Bear plush are regularly splashed with bloodstains. As for the All Purpose Bunny, its story begins with being an experimental rabbit in a test lab. Genetic modification led to its strange properties and unnaturally long ears, and it eventually retaliated against humans for its years of abuse. All Purpose Bunny and Gloomy Bear often team up to attack and kill humans, using their unique skills and abilities to hunt them down in imaginative ways. The point is that they are no longer slaves to humanity (this is important).
Finally, a very small description of DDLG, since these kinksters play a minor role in this drama. DDLG (Daddy Dom/Little Girl) is a form of roleplaying ageplay in which two consenting adults take on the role of a dominant male and a submissive female. The daddy is responsible for taking on the role of the caregiver, and often disciplines his little. Littles tend to mentally and physically regress to an age most comfortable for them—the age range varies from infancy to young teen. The littles tend to act silly, immature, and bratty, and often break rules set by the daddy in order to be punished. The daddy is usually “in control”. Generally, there are agreed upon set times for the play to occur—this is known as “little space”—but some couples might prefer the dynamic to be more prominently reflected in their daily relationship.

THE DRAMA (At last!):
On July 31 2020, a Tiktok video featuring an All Purpose Bunny went unexpectedly viral, with well over a million views. It introduced many people to Mori Chack and his creations (debatable as to whether or not this is a good thing), but most significantly, the creator of the video declared at the end, with quite a lot of emphasis: “This is a bondage plushie.”
That proclamation changed the entire Mori Chack aftermarket literally overnight. There are at least half a dozen active plush collecting groups on Facebook, and every single one was bombarded by newcomers desperately trying to find one of these rabbits. Because the creator of the viral TikTok video did not specify the actual plush name, you had people looking for “that bondage bunny”, “TikTok rabbit”, and other similarly ignorant terms. I regret not taking screenshots of the flood at the time, but here’s a sample (once you've seen one, you've seen them all). At the height of the frenzy, you could scroll quickly for well over thirty seconds and see nothing but posts about the Chax Rabbit, even in groups that are usually very active.
In all fairness to the creator of the video, she clarifies that she meant it as a joke and has made a number of follow-up videos giving a more in-depth look into the lore. Unfortunately, none of these videos took off quite the same way, so many had their impressions formed solely from the viral video. Luckily, although quite a lot of people directed ire towards the video itself, it seems the person behind them wasn’t attacked (on Facebook at least—I don’t have a TikTok account so I can’t see any comments on the video itself).
These new collectors began snatching up rabbits left and right, sending the price of these rabbits skyrocketing. The rainbow one in the Tiktok video (known as the Fantasy Fur variant) was actually not a very popular color prior to the boom. They were going for about $25ish plus shipping. Once that stock rapidly depleted, the price skyrocketed to $80 or more per plush (with some like the Fantasy Furs reaching $100), which was ridiculous for a relatively new release—that price was usually reserved for the older rarer Mori Chack plush. When all of the Fantasy Fur rabbits were gone, people began looking for other variants. Longtime collectors, afraid of having their most sought-after plush being bought up, also began buying in droves to try and secure their plush before others got to it (compilation of images featuring people who purchased their most desired plush while they could, and the despair of those who were forced to miss out). As a result, the price of ALL rabbits began spiraling out of control. This had a spillover effect on Gloomy Bears as well.
As a personal example, I bought this pink argyle variant on June 20 2019 for only $15 including shipping, which was a little cheap for its going rate—others were going for about $25 including shipping. Today (September 13 2020), that same exact rabbit is on eBay for $65 + $15 shipping, or on Mercari for $85 + $5 shipping.
This goes beyond the normal appreciation I mentioned at the beginning of my post. Yes, Mori Chack plush did rise in value over time, but generally not to this degree. This was definitely unprecedented.

FALLOUT (or, The Drama, Part 2):
Whenever new fans begin to flood a community, there will inevitably always be gatekeeping and other minor clashes. Many old fans were frustrated by the sudden sexualization of their collections. Some collectors were parents who shared their plush with their children, which made the sexualization extra icky. There were a few posts involving newcomers making creepy comments on collection posts, like insinuating that the OP “must have a lot of fun with those rabbits”, or “I see those bondage bunnies ;)”. There was one instance where the rabbits actually belonged to the OP’s very young child, for added grossness points. Luckily, these sorts of exchanges tended to get deleted very quickly with the offending users banned, which helped ensure they never overran the groups.
Fans who ascribed to Mori Chack’s philosophy were frustrated by this perversion of the rabbits, because it explicitly paints the All Purpose Bunnies as being slaves of humanity yet again, now for sexual reasons. (Of course, many new fans pointed out that the “All Purpose” in the name naturally means they could be used for sexual reasons as well, which is a valid interpretation but also seems antithetical to Mori Chack's original intentions.) There were a few newcomers who very stubbornly refused to view the plush as anything other than sexual—here’s a screenshot of a conversation that is now deleted. This person was soon banned after continuing to fight with others, and they weren’t the only one being super weirdly stubborn about sexualizing these plush.
And then there was the influx of littles (remember them?) who were tickled by the idea of a functional set piece—not only are these plush cute and integral to the adorable little girl aesthetic, but they were also USABLE in sexual play! (Note: not really (compilation image)). Remember how I mentioned that some practitioners of DDLG tend to make it a lifestyle and not just a kink reserved for the bedroom? Some (not all, of course) of these new littles ended up being incredibly bratty and rude to the sellers in the groups. Many of these sellers are just other collectors as well, by the way, not wholesalers—as a result, the community is very close-knit and it’s easy to get yourself unknowingly blacklisted. If you’re cruel to one seller, they will almost certainly warn the others.
In case you’re wondering how I know these people are littles, it’s because I have seen them bring it up at some point or another.
[Small disclaimer: The Facebook app allows you to view all of your joined groups’ posts within one page, which unfortunately has made it incredibly difficult for me to try and figure out where I saw each and every post. As a result, I apologize for not having more screenshots. Also, some of the posts and comments I reference have been deleted by either the user or the admins/moderators of the groups, and I have no screenshots for those, either.]
Brief summary of some exchanges involving littles that I saw:
  1. One little asked a seller a number of involved questions, including asking for more detailed pictures, height and weight information of the plush, examples of the seller’s packaging, etc—a little annoying, but completely valid questions to ask and well within your rights as a buyer. However, once she was seemingly satisfied, she dropped a, “Let me ask if my daddy will let me buy it!” She later returned with, “Daddy said no :(“, which ended up wasting everyone’s time and also raised concern (will touch on this later). This type of exchange began happening with increasing frequency, where (different) littles would essentially string a seller along before using their daddy’s disapproval as a reason for backing out of the sale.
  2. Another little didn’t seem to enjoy plush at all, which already is a bit of a red flag for someone joining a plush collecting group. She made a post searching for All Purpose Bunnies for sale. A seller commented informing her that they no longer had the rabbits for sale, but they did have several Gloomy Bears for sale. The little asked, “So what does the Gloomy Bear do?” She was informed by the seller that the Gloomy Bear is simply another cute plush, and the little promptly responded, “I don’t want it, then.” It became clear that she was only interested in the All Purpose Bunny for its perceived sexual function, and likely wouldn’t enjoy it at all if it was “just” a plush.
Overview of changes in group dynamics I’ve noticed:
  1. The plush collector groups that I am in tended to be pretty open-minded. No one bashed other people’s collections. Some of these groups are catch-all for all types of plush collectors and some are more focused, but everyone was supportive of others’ collections. It was a very positive and uplifting community. After the TikTok boom, people began being more judgmental. There were a number of posts about how people found the Chax rabbits ugly or overrated, and posts from newcomers judging longtime members for their large collections. A lot of judgment, primarily from newcomers, was introduced and still hasn’t been totally weeded out (although it's much better, now).
  2. These groups are SFW and meant for all ages (so long as you’re old enough to join Facebook, anyway). There are a very large number of minors in these groups. This means no sexual content is allowed—but because of the TikTok video, a large number of littles have joined the groups, leading to concerns that they would attempt to transform the space to cater to them. There is definitely some not so subtle dogwhistling going on, and members openly calling their significant other “daddy” and referring to themselves as “littles” treads a very fine line that each group's admin rules differently on. Members tended to fall into two camps: some thought any and all mention of DDLG was inappropriate for the all-ages groups, while others thought that there was no harm in using the terminology openly. a. Those in the former camp believe that whatever happens in the bedroom should stay in the bedroom, so long as it involves consenting adults. Just like how wearing some of your BDSM gear out in public is distasteful because it pulls unconsenting people (strangers who might notice) into your fetish, some people believe that DDLG language being openly used where anyone including minors could read it was equally distasteful. Those against it believe it openly establishes the sexual proclivities (dom/sub) of DDLG members to strangers who may be uncomfortable unexpectedly learning about the sexual lives of others (and, more importantly, did not consent to gaining this knowledge). There's also the concern that such language can promote a troubling female subservience dynamic to uninformed minors, especially if these minors regularly see female collectors relying on their male partners for “permission” to buy a plush, as well as being coerced by their daddies to sell plush when they "have too many" (an entirely subjective opinion). b. The latter camp is comprised of defenders of those in the DDLG kink, and they often state that no one has the right to question their relationship and that doing so was kinkshaming. They also say that by questioning their usage of “daddy” or “little”, it was exposing minors to the kink when they may not have noticed the verbiage to begin with. They also argue that “daddy” could be used entirely innocently, and that it isn’t the admin’s or mod’s place to verify the intention behind their words. Because this is a tricky subject and no community wants to alienate a large portion of their members, as a result none of these groups explicitly banned DDLG practitioners from using their terminology. Any drama that crops up is usually stifled quickly, and people have more or less come to terms with the fact that just about anyone might be a little. ;)

THE AFTERMATH:
How are things today, about 6 weeks after the TikTok video? It depends. Prices for anything Mori Chack related are still inflated, especially as the supply continues to dwindle. What used to be the old normal is now seen as a good deal. The more abrasive newcomers have been banned, and the kinder more open-minded ones have stuck around (we love them). It’s doubtful that the production numbers for Gloomy Bears or All Purpose Bunnies will be raised any, and the newest set of Gloomy Bears seem to be selling at only slightly inflated prices, so interest is probably dying off. I don’t know what Mori Chack thinks of this whole thing, but people in the hobby are definitely aware of it in Japan, because prices on Japanese secondhand sites have risen as well and many sellers have begun selling on international eBay to take advantage of the hype. There are still littles in the groups that openly identify as such—if anything, there are more now than there were before—but drama specifically involving them basically doesn’t happen anymore.
But, hey! We got memes! In the end, isn't that what everyone on the internet wants??
If there are any loose threads I failed to tie up, feel free to let me know and I’ll answer your questions and edit the post for clarity. Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed the drama! :)
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2020.09.11 15:53 kittehgoesmeow What A Day: A Rudy Awakening by Sarah Lazarus & Crooked Media (09/10/20)

"I've had my hair wet plenty of times." - The Wicked Witch of West Point

Hack To Where It All Began

While top Trump administration officials were going to great lengths to prevent the intelligence community from briefing the public on Russian election interference, Russian hackers were targeting over 200 organizations and Rudy Giuliani was soliciting materials from a man that the U.S. government now recognizes as a Russian agent. Probably a coincidence?
On the other hand, who needs a sophisticated hacking campaign when you have Rudy Giuliani?
Trump has not only happily accepted foreign help to steal the election, but sought to weaken the systems meant to guard against it. If that doesn’t work, he’s prepared to lie about the validity of the election itself, because he knows that in a fair election where every vote is counted, he will lose. That much is in our control.

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What Else?

Mitch McConnell’s weak-ass stimulus proposal failed to advance in the Senate, after all Democrats and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) voted against it.
The White House asked the Justice Department to take over Trump’s defense in the E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit and this is all incredibly normal, according to Attorney General Bill Barr, because Trump was acting in his official capacity as president when he denied a decades-old rape allegation.
Thanks to climate change, this is the kind of fire season we can now expect every year. (The end of the world comes with neat photos, at least?)
Here’s Bob Woodward’s defense for withholding potentially life-saving reporting to sell his book, for whatever that’s worth. Adding insult to injury, we are now in agreement with President Trump on something. Thanks a lot, Bob Woodward.
Anyway, Trump also bragged to Woodward about protecting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from consequences after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder: “I saved his ass.”
Medicare and Medicaid chief Seema Verma, a protege of Vice President Mike Pence, spent more than $3.5 million in taxpayer dollars on GOP consultants charged with improving her “brand,” including $2,933 to organize a “Girl’s Night” event in her honor at the home of reporter Susan Page, who’s currently scheduled to moderate the vice presidential debate, which in light of this information seems...inappropriate.
A grand jury has been empaneled to investigate the police killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, KY. None of the police officers involved have yet been charged with a crime.
The U.S. will end coronavirus screenings for airline passengers arriving from other countries because it didn’t actually help find infections, according to the CDC. International travelers will also no longer be required to arrive at one of 15 designated airports.
Jessica Krug, the white professor who pretended to be Black for the entirety of her career, has resigned from GWU. After contributing “I absolutely cancel myself” to the discourse, what else was there really left to do?
Facebook has circled back and invented Facebook.
Dr. Phil would like his fans to stop calling him “daddy” and if we have to know about it, so must everyone.

Be Smarter

The Republicans most willing to abandon democratic principles tend to be those who are threatened by the country’s changing demographics. Vanderbilt University professor Larry Bartels asked Republican and Republican-leaning independents whether they agreed with four statements that run counter to basic democratic principles, like “The traditional American way of life is disappearing so fast that we may have to use force to save it.” Bartels didn’t find any obvious overlap with basic demographic factors and support for those statements. He did find a link, though, with “ethnic antagonism”—the more worried a respondent was about things like “discrimination against whites,” the more likely they were to agree with anti-democratic statements. Not a fun dynamic to think about, in this moment, but an important one to be aware of.

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Is That Hope I Feel?

A panel of three federal judges blocked a Trump order to exclude undocumented immigrants from the redistricting process.
Wisconsin voters still ain’t falling for it.
Tok the Vote, the first nationwide voter registration registration campaign on TikTok, will launch tomorrow.
Folks, Rev. Greg Lewis.

Enjoy

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2020.08.29 16:52 Space_Lord_MF TikTok will cease to exist in a year in the US if Microsoft/Walmart buy it

Maybe thats the real goal though? I mean you basically have the two uncoolest companies on the planet looking to acquire it. Remember Mixer? What a piece of garbage that was. Remember the xbox 360 E3? "Tv tv tv tv sports tv tv tv sports call of duty tv tv xbox is the next water cooler" and then Sony whipped the shit out of them.
When I think Microsoft, I think of some boomer at work who needs help opening Word because the icon on the desktop got moved. Businesses are stuck using Windows because the average person is too dumb to use any other OS.
When you think of Walmart you picture some old overweight redneck in their pajamas buying cheap processed garbage food surrounded by workers who get paid like a third of a living wage.
Young people are already looking at alternatives to Tik Tok.
Im sure Microsoft will pay Usher, Bob Dole, and Nickelback to try and hype up their purchase, lol.
And there are only two ways they make a profit off TikTok. One involves spying on people like Facebook which I guess is only cool if America does it but not any other country? The other is they throw a billion ads at people. Im sure people will love sitting through a 15 second laxative commercial so they can watch a 10 second video clip.
There is also the issue these companies might think having some high school chick dance in her bikini is inapproptiate but Id wager TikTok is mostly those girls and their young male peers thirsting. Here is another issue. Every record company and musical artist might want some royalties paid everytime their music is used, little easier to do when it is two American companies Microsoft/Walmart will probably turn tik tok into some Boomer thing where people make video clips of themselves doing taxes or planting stuff in their yard or making it twitter but talking in front of a camera.
Yes, there is potential for these companies to be involved with important demographics that they have little to do with otherwise...theres bigger potential they will spend tens of billions only to watch the users flee it like rats on a sinking ship and then closing it while everyone just moves onto the next fad.
So can we stop hyping up and stock pumping every shitty company who mentions TikTok.
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2020.08.26 19:33 TheGrainLantern According to the FBI, “child abuse is almost at an epidemic level.” To show just how bad it is I have started compiling a list of the arrests involving child trafficking, rape and pornography within the United States. This is just the year 2020...

Was anyone else under the impression that pedophilia is fairly uncommon? I tried to list every major pedophilia related bust that I could, and I’m simply shocked. Surprisingly, a large number of these were not reported nationwide, or at all. A lot of the links are from local news outlets, and many are government websites. These stories need more coverage. People need to realize what we’re actually dealing with here. And a reminder that this is a list of U.S. related arrests, charges and indictments in 2020 alone. Also I am still working on and have 6,000 DoJ documents to go through and add to this list....
> Despite rescuing 600 children last year, the FBI says child sex abuse is at epidemic levels where tens of thousands of children are believed to be sexually exploited in the country each year. “The level of paedophilia is unprecedented right now,” Joseph Campbell of the FBI told the BBC. > Campbell, who works in the Criminal Investigation Division, has seen individuals from all walks of life engaged in both child pornography and child exploitation, calling it a problem almost at an epidemic level.”
https://time.com/3978236/american-children-sold-sex/
The sources for are for this post are all local media, state government and municipalities and FBI/DoJ/ICE reports. I have only just started to compile this list. And in that short time I’m rather disgusted to say that the list keeps growing. I am relieved to see these are all arrests, charges and or indictments. However given the lenient charges most child sex offenders receive. I am however, very disturbed to know that in several instances, the abusers were right back out on the streets.
Please feel free to leave any links that you do not see mentioned. I will continue to update this list as I go along. I have done my absolute best to make sure all of the headlines presented are individual and specific cases and not the same case being repeated over different headlines. I have also included the dates of the release to ensure accuracy. I will mention that in compiling this list I have noticed a trend that should come of no shock to many of you. That pedophiles and child a users lurk everywhere and take part in all types of jobs and careers. Specifically those with access to children and even those who are sworn to protect them. Disney employees, teachers, priests, superintendents, police officers, soldiers, politicians, nannies, gang members.
Pedophiles truly are everywhere. And we are without a doubt facing an epidemic of people preying on, abusing, raping and exploiting children.
I have put the dates from most recent (August) to the least (January).
Once again please do not hesitate to add any links that you do not see presented and I will edit them in accordingly. Please do not hesitate to copy and paste this. Do not worry about giving credit. It is the information contained that is of utmost importance.
The U.S. Marshals Service rescued 26 children, located 13 missing kids and arrested nine people in GA on trafficking and kidnapping charges 8/27/2020
HAMILTON MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSING AND DISTRIBUTING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY 8/27/2020
Church Bell Ringer Who Played On Celine Dion CD Caught With Child Porn 8/27/2020
North Port man arrested for possession, promotion of child porn 8/27/2020
21 Arrested in NJ Statewide Child Porn Bust Amid COVID-19 Crisis 8/26/2020
2 Broward women arrested on charges involving sex trafficking of minors 8/26/2020
Wheeling man admits to child pornography charge 8/25/2020
Local man arrested for allegedly trafficking in child porn 8/25/2020
WOMAN ARRESTED FOR CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING AFTER TRYING TO SELL TEEN FOR SEX IN PHOENIX 8/24/2020
Hernando sting leads to the arrest of nearly two dozen accused of attempting to meet children for sex 8/21/2020
Serial Child Predator in Philadelphia Sentenced to 25 Years for Producing Child Pornography 8/20/2020
East Hartford Men Charged with Sex Trafficking Minor Victim 8/20/2020
Northport man faces child pornography charges 8/19/2020
Former Bucks County Youth Basketball Coach Sentenced to 20 Years for Child Exploitation Offenses 8/17/2020
FBI tip on child pornography leads to arrest of Beaumont man 8/14/2020
Fenton included in GHOST sting operations yielding 17 arrests Charges include possession of child porn, accosting a child for immoral purposes and using computer to commit a crime 8/14/2020
Killeen Police Arrest Nine Men, Including Three Soldiers, in Child Sex Ring Case 8/14/2020
Federal jury finds Lincoln man guilty of sex trafficking 2 teens, making child porn 8/13/2020
Randolph Man Charged With Production Of Child Pornography 8/13/2020
College Station man admits guilt to multiple charges under Project Safe Childhood 8/13/2020
Two arrested in Meriwether for child pornography 8/13/2020
Northwest Ohio police officer arrested on child-pornography charges 8/13/2020
Federal Jury Convicts Lincoln Man of Sex Trafficking and Child Exploitation 8/12/2020
Reading, PA Man Sentenced to 19+ Years for Stockpile of 200,000+ Images of Child Pornography 8/12/2020
Man charged with possession, distribution of child porn 8/11/2020
Two Fort Hood soldiers among nine arrested in child sex trafficking sting 8/10/2020
Utah man arrested for child sex trafficking via Twitter, Tumblr 8/8/2020
34 arrested in child sex sting; only 9 remain in jail 8/7/2020
MS-13 members from Woodbridge charged in sex trafficking case involving 13-year-old runaway 8/6/2020
2nd Child Sex Trafficking Arrest Made By DC Police, FBI 8/5/2020
Three men arrested on child porn charges in Madison County 8/5/2020
Columbia Mississippi police arrest 7 in child exploitation, human trafficking sting 8/4/2020
Houston man indicted for exploiting toddler 8/4/2020
10 charged in Clayton County child pornography sting 8/4/2020
Officer’s Truckers Against Trafficking Training Led to felony Child Sex Abuse Arrest 8/4/2020
Navy Technician Sentenced to Prison for Sexually Abusing Minor at Groton Sub Base 8/3/2020
Reno man is arrested on sex-trafficking charges in child pornography case 7/30/2020
Starke man arrested for child pornography 7/30/2020
Leon County teacher, several others, arrested on child sex charges in Tallahassee 7/29/2020
‘Operation Predator’ busts eight men for child sex trafficking 7/29/2020
Detectives arrive at Decatur man's home to arrest him on child porn charges, police say 7/24/2020
Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography 7/24/2020
Convicted Sex Offender from Underhill Charged with Possessing Child Pornography 7/24/2020
Joint FBI, Texas DPS, and El Paso County Constable’s Office Announce the Results of Operation Cerberus 7/23/2020
Redding Police: Man arrested for possession of child porn 7/22/2020
2 men accused of distributing child pornography 7/21/2020
Former Jackson Police Officer Charged with Enticement of a Minor and Obstruction of an Investigation 7/21/2020
Glendive man admits making child pornography videos 7/21/2020
Baltimore Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge of Possession of Child Pornography 7/21/2020
FBI, International Operation Recovers 18 Children From Sex Trafficking Ring 7/17/2020
Polk Cty. Man Arrested For Possessing Sexually Abusive Child Pornography 7/17/2020
Athens man arrested for 60 counts of child porn, human trafficking, incest, more 7/16/2020
More people arrested in Tallahassee child sex, human trafficking investigation 7/15/2020
Ten people, including a candidate, arrested in Tallahassee on variety of child sex crimes 7/14/2020
18th Street gang behind Chester County child sex-trafficking case, court records say 7/13/2020
Florida man indicted for sex trafficking children, online enticement 7/10/2020
Authorities bust human sex trafficking ring in Chester County; girl, 14, rescued 7/10/2020
Federal grand jury indicts 4 men in separate cases of trafficking child porn 7/10/2020
Man sentenced to more than 11 years for sex trafficking of minors 7/8/2020
TEEN'S FACEBOOK MESSAGE TO MOM LED TO SEX TRAFFICKING RESCUE IN CHESTER COUNTY, DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS 7/8/2020
Oxnard police arrest man on suspicion of child pornography possession 7/8/2020
Ohio priest indicted on charges of child pornography and juvenile sex trafficking, US attorney says 7/3/2020
Anne Arundel police arrest Glen Burnie man on child pornography charges 7/3/2020
Jeffrey Epstein friend Ghislaine Maxwell arrested on child sex abuse conspiracy, perjury charges 7/2/2020
25 Yr. Old Man Arrested for Promoting Child Pornography 7/1/2020
Child sex trafficking investigation leads to 10 arrests in Yakima County 6/26/2020
Oshkosh man charged for possessing, distributing child pornography one of 65 identified in widespread FBI operation 6/25/2020
Wheelersburg man indicted on child sex trafficking charges 6/25/2020
Nine arrested, charged federally in connection to human trafficking operation involving drugs exchanged for sexual access to children 6/24/2020
Calhoun man arrested accused of 400 counts of Child Pornography, 100 counts of Crimes Against Nature 6/18/2020
Pensacola nanny, porn actress arrested in April now charged with human trafficking 6/17/2020
Disney workers among 16 arrested for possession of child porn, Polk County sheriff says 6/16/2020
Tuscola man faces federal charges of attempted child sex trafficking 6/5/2020
Livingston ISD employee arrested after child porn found on his home computer 6/2/2020
Maryland State Police Arrest Two Men On Child Pornography Charges In Carroll County 5/28/2020
Warwick Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges 5/21/2020
SJPD Arrests Paraeducator for Possession of Child Pornography 5/21/2020
8 Men Arrested in Child Sex Trafficking Sting 5/19/2020
18 ARRESTED IN MCLENNAN COUNTY FOR SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN, HUMAN TRAFFICKING 5/14/2020
Hart County Man Arrested on Charges of Sexual Exploitation of Children 4/9/2020
Uni High teacher, cross-country coach arrested on federal child-porn charges 4/3/2020
Oakhurst Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges 3/13/2020
Multiple arrests in child trafficking investigation 3/6/2020
Walnut Creek arrest reveals secret world of child sex trafficking; girls as young as 9 allegedly being bought and sold in the Bay Area 3/1/2020
GA Man Arrested for Child Exploitation by GBI 3/1/2020
Three men arrested for child sex trafficking, child porn charges in Bloomington 2/25/2020
Wisconsin superintendent arrested on federal sex trafficking, child porn charges 2/24/2020
Charlotte man arrested on sex trafficking, child porn charges 2/20/2020
Valdosta State University dean arrested in child sex sting 2/11/2020
14 men arrested in South Georgia child exploitation sting 2/10/2020
FBI Announces Sex Trafficking Task Force Arrests and Juvenile Recoveries 2/7/2020
518 arrested in California operation targeting child and human traffickers 2/6/2020
Authorities bust child sex ring in Maury County 2/3/2020
27 Arrested in Child Sex Crimes Operation 1/30/2020
Fort Irwin man arrested for possession of child pornography 1/21/2020
VOORHEES MAN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH CHILD PORNOGRAPHY 1/16/2020
Grand Island teacher, student arrested in human trafficking, child porn investigation 1/14/2020
Mueller witness George Nader pleads guilty to child porn, sex trafficking 1/13/2020
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2020.08.18 04:22 welcometosouthapp Welcome to South App #4: "Outside 101"

Monday, August 17th, 2020
Winston Beavers was having a very bad day.
It all began at 5 AM when his phone alarm vibrated. He rolled over on his belly and silenced it before it could wake Tai. It was the first day of class, but Winston wasn’t rising early to drink coffee and read the student newspaper. Instead, he grabbed his trusty silk tie and used it to hang his tablet from the sprinkler head. He slipped his headphones on, booted up some porn, and got straight down to business with both hands.
Now his contraption was holding on by faith and faith alone. But Winston paid no mind. He listened to Irish redheads moaning in his ear while he arched his back and curled his toes. And with each passing second, the weight of the tablet began to wear on the old, rusty sprinkler head.
So, when Winston exploded, so did that sprinkler head.
“Fuck!” Winston yelled, choking on a mouthful of rusty water. He tumbled off the top bunk, landing square on his ass. He scrambled to his feet, grabbed a binder from his desk, and rushed out the room - slipping on the puddle on his way out. Tai was already in the hallway, naked and wrapped in a wet blanket.
“What the hell, asshole?!” Tai blurted out, shivering with his laptop and backpack in each hand. “I told you not to jerk off like that!”
“Save your breath, partner,” Winston reassured him. “This here binder is the only important thing in that goddamn room.”
As water seeped into the hallway, Winston reckoned his luck had finally run out. Earlier this week, the Asheville PD had informed him that his prized Single Action Army was nowhere to be found in evidence. But he still had his precious binder, with the letters BDE inscribed on the spine. And when the water was finally shut off, Winston stuffed the binder back in his desk and made Tai pinky swear to keep it a secret.
***
A few hours later, Tai sat on the sofa in a local Asheville coffee shop with a drink and a bible in front of him.
As your wing-woman, I shall provide some friendly reminders!” Gigi cheerfully told Tai over the phone. “Make sure you’re facing the door so you can see when he comes in. Oh, and remember the order of operations: turn a page, sip your drink, make eye contact. Turn, sip, eyes!
“Uh, are you sure you know what you’re doing?” Tai whispered, as sleepy, hungover students filed in.
“I’m setting you up on an impromptu date on a Monday morning, am I not?”
“And have you run this strategy by amateur wingman extraordinaire Winston Beavers?”
Gigi paused. “Winston and I are...no longer on speaking terms. Sorry! I do not consent to any conversation about the aforementioned obnoxious brute whatsoever. Good luck!”
Gigi hung up. So Tai, who had never touched a bible, flipped to Ephesians like Gigi had coached him before. In fact, she’d planned out everything down to the last detail: the NIV version of the bible, the iced caramel macchiato, and the red and white checkerboard Vans he wore.
But Tai’s mind wandered to a more interesting book that he also had not yet read. He wanted to know what the hell was in Winston’s binder.
Suddenly, Jacky California walked into the cafe. Showtime. His 7:30 coffee break was expected. (Gigi found Jacky’s schedule on Facebook, and a quick visit to this cafe before 8 AM Intermediate Spanish just made sense.) Check. Turn, sip, eyes. Jacky waited in line, wearing a slim-fit red Abercrombie polo, bleached holy jeans, and his prized red and white checkerboard Vans. And his shoe decision, yet again, was also expected. (Gigi discovered that Jacky had only two classes on Monday, influencing his choice in that comfy pair of shoes that he wore in his profile pic). Check. Turn, sip, eyes. When Jacky stepped up to the counter, he ordered an iced caramel macchiato. And, once again, Gigi predicted this move. (Whatever the weather, Jacky’s SoCal roots virtually guaranteed an icy, watered-down coffee approach. Not to mention, nobody drinks hot coffee after sitting in the tanning bed for 30 minutes. Which, according to Gigi’s sleuthing, Jacky partook in every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.) Check. Turn, sip, eyes. Finally, while waiting for his order, Jacky pulled out his NIV study bible and flipped to the Book of Acts. (This time, Gigi was only partially off-base. His Facebook modeling photos were actually captioned with Ephesians bible verses. Nothing a quick fix couldn’t remedy). So Tai flipped straight to Acts, took a long sip of his macchiato, and made direct eye contact with Jacky as he walked over.
“Bro, this is freakin’ gnarly!” Jacky said in disbelief, pointing out their matching shoes, bible, and drink. “This is some righteous Revelation-level prophecy if I’ve ever seen it. Hey, my name’s Jacky. Is this seat ocupado?”
***
“Oh no!” Claire exclaimed, stroking Winston's fuzzy beard. “I’m, like, totally sorry about my stud’s mishap this morning!”
“Thank ya, peach pie,” Winston said, shaking his head. “I reckon they’ll move my ass to the broom closet and hang me out to dry.”
Claire and Winston were sitting in the Rec Center courtyard in athletic gear, along with several other hungover students. This was the Outdoors Adventures Seminar, AKA “Outside 101.” For many, it was a breezy way to snag the required Health and Fitness credit hour. And that's exactly why Gigi and Frank were also in this class. They sat on the opposite side of the courtyard, quietly gossipping and shooting the occasional glance their way.
“Your friends over there are, like, totally ignoring us!” Claire piped up, tugging Winston’s sleeve. “That’s, like, so rude.”
“Don’t trouble yourself, puddin’ muffin. They just ain’t ready for us yet.”
“And, like, oh my God! Ryan flat-out told me those are, like, the two people who broke into the frat house and blew up his daddy’s ashes! They are, like, total thugs. Ew!”
“Ah, my sister explained to me that it was a big misunderstanding, bundt cake,” Winston replied, feigning interest.
“Well, you should totally talk some sense to that Asian friend of yours, or else this class is gonna be, like, hella awkward,” Claire suggested. “She has, like, a salt and vinegar chip on her shoulder! It’s, like, totally not my fault that I can pull off a sports bra while she’s wearing those baggy clothes!”
True enough, Gigi and Frank had been giving them the cold shoulder ever since the frat house raid. For Frank, this was because of Winston’s affiliation with Claire Dansby and the notorious fraternity she represented. As for Gigi, it was more simple and personal: the lap dance.
“Ahoy, ladies and germs!” greeted the rugged Australian instructor, decked out in bushman’s gear. “My name is Angus, and I want to welcome ya to Outside 101. While you shop different classes, I indeed hope you’ll choose to spend your semester with us. Today is the Gauntlet Challenge, where we’ll break off into groups and compete for a mighty fine prize!”
With that, Angus hurled an ax at a target behind the students. Bullseye. Everyone stood up to clap and cheer. “Now, everybody come up front and grab yourselves a fine ole’ nametag so we know who you are!”
Winston sprung up and headed for the front of the line. Gigi stood with her back to him, her long black hair draping over her Under Armor tank top. He cleared his throat. “Howdy. Looks like we’re gonna be getting a workout in today. So hey, can I have a word with ya in private?”
She spun around, showing him a forced smile. “I’m sorry, sir. I don’t consent to this conversation.”
With that, she grabbed a nametag and wrote “Gigi.” Winston cocked his head. “So, I seem to recall Sarah telling me that you’ve got a South Korean name that only your father calls you.”
“Ah, but what’s in a name anywho?” pondered Frank, stepping forward. “Sir Winston, I wish to extend a sincere congratulations to your acceptance into the Beta Delta Epsilon Sausage Club. And to that brazen bull of a woman under your thumb. Alas, a braver man than me are you!”
Gigi narrowed her eyes at Winston. “You don’t know my real name?” she stated matter-of-factly. “Do you even know me at all?”
Frank and Gigi walked back to their seat. The hair stood up on the back of Winston’s neck. But before he could retort, two late students entered the courtyard.
“Hey, what’s up dudes and dudettes?” Jacky greeted casually. “Sorry we’re late. We couldn’t find the-"
“Hellooo everyone!” Tai greeted the class flamboyantly. “Jacky-boy, I hope you’re ready for a totally fabulous time! Ready to sweat? Oh, will you look at the sports bra on that blonde gal over here! Looks like Victoria can’t keep her secret for long. Am I right, Tai? Hey, boo-boo! Yes, you in the sports bra. You are killing it!”
Claire giggled, thanking Tai. But he and Jacky wound up sitting next to Gigi and Frank instead, introducing each other. Winston watched from afar, shaking his head. So this is how my roommate acts when he’s no longer single, he thought. Then, when no one was watching, Winston reached into his pocket and pulled out a 20-dollar bill.
“Oi, Steve Irwin,” Winston whispered to Angus, slipping him the money. “I need ya to put me and my friends together in a group.”
Winston pointed out his four friends, scribbled “BAMF” on a nametag, and walked confidently back to his seat. Then, when Gigi was watching, he gave Claire a sloppy, wet kiss.
***
“First elimination challenge is ax throwing!” Angus announced, behind the wheel of a Volkswagen VW bus. “The world’s second-oldest profession.”
Per request, Angus had formed a group out of Winston, Claire, Frank, Gigi, Tai, and Jacky. Now, he was driving them to a deserted field at the base of Mount Pisgah in the Asheville wilderness. Once they arrived, he set up a huge wooden target, then tossed Winston an ax.
“Now you look like a bloke who’s done this before!” Angus remarked.
“Hell, my daddy had to put a lock on the shed,” Winston bragged.
“Winston is, like, totally a wild man when it comes to the outdoors!” Claire chimed in. “I’m, like, super-stoked for him to totally man-handle me in the bedroom.”
The other four cringed at each other. Then, Winston reared back and hurled the ax with two hands, hitting a large ring.
“Three points!” Angus called out. “Claire, think you can conquer this beast?”
Claire stepped forward and grabbed an ax. As a former high school cheerleader, she hid some muscles under her small frame. But what surprised everybody was how she tossed hers one-handed. She hit an inner ring: a five-pointer.
“This, like, ain’t my first rodeo, cowboy!” Claire teased. She brazenly grabbed another ax and under-handed it to Gigi. She yelped, but Frank stepped in and caught it.
“My stars!” he said to Claire. “A woman so supple, yet so brazen around the edges. A fine mistress you doth make!”
Winston walked over to Gigi and gave her a puzzled look. “In the words of Richard III,” he began. “It looks Frank would trade his kingdom for a whore.”
“Um...since when have you started dabbling in Old English plays?” Gigi asked, a bit uneasy.
“Looks like you don’t know me much at all yourself.”
Gigi blushed, either enraged or embarrassed. She left him to stand next to her boyfriend. Then, Frank performed a one-handed throw, landing an inner ring.
“Five points for Shakespeare!” Angus cheered. “Let’s see if Miss Hathaway can cut the mustard.”
Before Frank handed Gigi the ax, she was already tense. He helped her hold it with two hands in a beginner’s stance. “But soft!” he said, as Gigi took aim. “Plant it straight in the heart! Just like I shall soon plant my seed in your womb.”
Flustered and distracted, she heaved the ax for an outer ring.
“Oi, only one point,” Angus declared. “Better hope our last two competitors think off target!”
Jacky grabbed an ax and faced Gigi. “Bro, your boyfriend’s a perv. And so is that chick.”
Jacky pointed straight at Claire. She giggled obnoxiously, flicking her long blonde hair. Jacky rolled his eyes. “God, please bring this lost sheep home,” he quietly prayed. He flung it from over the shoulder, missing the target completely.
“Ah, I can tell you’re fancy a boomerang by the way you throw that bugger!” Angus chuckled. “Our first elimination. Last one, come on down!”
Before Tai could grab his ax, Gigi pulled him aside. “Um, as your fellow wing-woman,” she started, “I suggest you launch the caveman hunting apparatus into the margins for the express purpose of aborting and creating a more intimate scenario with your beloved wave rider.”
Now Tai had grown a little closer with Gigi ever since she matched him up with Jacky. But all he could muster was a blank stare. Gigi leaned in closer. “Lose on purpose so you can be alone with him!” she hissed.
“Oh, got it,” Tai whispered back. “Hey, Gigi? Do ya think I can borrow your room for a bit? There’s no way Jacky can find out I live in a flooded swamp.”
Suddenly, Jacky’s ax boomerang came twirling back around, heading straight for Tai. He jumped to the side with a shriek, watching the ax fly into a tree. “Righteous!” Jacky cheered, running back to fetch it. So with that in mind, Tai took aim and tossed his ax boomerang-style. As intended, it went flying far and wide past the target.
“And Tai and Jacky have been eliminated!” Angus declared. “That means the rest of ya advance to our next challenge. And an impressive performance from the blonde bombshell and Italian stallion, I might add.”
Claire walked up to Frank and slapped his ass. “Looks like we pervs, like, totally got it going on!”
Winston and Gigi stared at each other in shock. But before they knew it, Tai’s ax boomerang came soaring back, nailing the side of Angus’ Volkswagen.
***
“FIX THE FUCKING AC,” growled Evelyn the RA in a low, demonic voice. “I WILL BURN THIS MOTHERFUCKER TO THE GROUND.”
In Sarah and Gigi’s room, Tai and Jacky had taken shelter from this emo demon, who was now stomping up and down the hallway. Sure enough, the AC was broken again. And after Tai had escorted Jacky up seven flights of stairs to “his” room, they’d found it virtually impossible to stop sweating.
“So let’s dive into Genesis 5 where we left off,” Jacky suggested, as they sat together on the futon. “It’s a little gnarly since it’s all genealogy. We’ll have to quiz each other when we’re done so we make sure we got it down pat!”
Jacky cracked open the bible, just as Evelyn screamed from the hallway. They rushed to the door and peeked out. Evelyn had let down her jet-black hair and had smeared mascara on her, sweating pale face. She locked eyes with the two young men. “WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING HERE?” the demon within her tremored.
They quickly shut the door and got back to their bible study. “Well...anyway, this is the written account of Adam’s family line,” Jacky read. “Basically, this is gonna be a righteous heck-ton of funky names to remember. My youth pastor showed me an easy way to memorize them, where-”
Death metal blared in the hallway. Over the heavy muted guitar and the rapid-fire double bass, Evelyn released a primal roar.
“So yeah, an easy way to memorize the names is word association!” the sweating Jacky yelled over the screeching guitar solo. “For example, take Adam and Seth, who-”
“EVERYBODY BREAK SHIT,” Evelyn screamed, as the deafening breakdown began. Tai rushed to the door and peeked out again. This time, she was breaking off a long fluorescent light tube from the ceiling. Several of her female hallmates observed like visitors at a zoo. Evelyn reared back and smashed the wall, shattering the light into pieces.
“All right, bro,” Jacky finally sighed, shutting the bible and standing up. “Look, let’s just go to your actual room.”
“W-what?” Tai stuttered, closing the door.
“Come on brochacho,” Jacky said, slicking back his long blonde hair. “You think I didn’t catch on? There are the female girls in the hallway with the female devil incarnate. Not to mention the…dreadful taste in bedroom decor in whoever’s room this is. Come on, man. I wanna see the real you.”
They stared into each other's' cool grey eyes. Finally, Tai nodded and reached out to shake on it. Instead, Jacky held his hand and interlocked his fingers. They sneaked out into the hallway, and Jacky led the way to Tai’s room.
“H-how do you know where we’re going?” Tai asked.
“I’m your mailman,” Jacky answered, giving his hand a squeeze. “I know a lot more about you than you think. Heck, don’t even get me started on your roommate’s male enhancement subscription.”
As they descended the stairs, a herd of female students tried to restrain the spawn of Satan in the hall.
***
“Next up is the zip-line races!” Angus announced.
He drove the four competitors deep into the Pisgah National Forest with the ax still lodged in the van. He slowed to a stop in a green, tranquil meadow where sunlight peeked through the treetops. There, two huge zip-lines ran from the tops of starting platforms, all the way to a platform on the far side of the clearing.
Angus passed out a few safety harnesses, and everyone suited up. “Mine’s, like, a little too big!” Claire whined. “Gigi, you should totally trade with me since you have a tad more cushion for the pushin’! Hey, at least your boobs are smaller than mine! That, like, must be so convenient.”
Gigi ignored her, hooking herself to the lane behind Winston. Claire attached herself to the lane behind Frank. And Angus began the long walk toward the finish line platform. Now out of earshot, both groups began climbing the long rope ladders up to their platforms. Winston purposefully took his time. Halfway up the ladder, Winston stopped and looked down at Gigi.
“Hey, I know I’m being stubborn,” Winston said. “But I really wanna talk to you, if you’ll have me. Just give me a chance to explain-"
“She’s a total bitch!” Gigi hissed, surprising even herself. “If you’re dating her, we’re no longer friends.”
Frustrated and torn, Winston sighed. “Right. I reckon actions speak louder than words anyway.” He reached into his shorts pocket and pulled out a mini can of WD-40. Then, he proceeded to spray the shit out of both of their zip-line hooks.
“W-what the hell is wrong with you?” Gigi exclaimed, choking on the fumes.
“WD-40 is God’s lubricant,” Winston explained. “Now we’ll have a little speed boost when we race ‘em. Sorry, buddy, but I need us both to win so we have some alone time to sort things out.”
“You’re being absolutely ridiculous!” Gigi said, flabbergasted.
“I realize that. So I reckon I’ll make you an offer. When it’s me versus you at the finals, I’ll let you win so you get the Lazy Basil gift card. Deal?”
Suddenly, Gigi’s big, brown eyes shot open and her countenance sang a different tune. Lazy Basil was the finest Italian restaurant in all of Asheville - maybe all of North Carolina. And Frank would not be cooking her an Italian dinner until this Friday. After tasting a little bit of chocolate every day to prepare her body for cheese, she could not wait a day longer.
“Pray tell!” Frank suddenly yelled, looking down from his platform at the stragglers. “Art thou stuck on the ladder, Sir Winston? Mayhaps we require usage of a construction crane to haul up your portly frame.”
Winston grunted, then spat on the ground. “So what was that you were saying about my girlfriend being a bitch?” Winston asked Gigi.
Reaching the top of the ladder, Winston and Gigi stepped onto the platform. A perfect view of the bright green hemlock trees of the Pisgah National Forest. From the finish line platform, Angus pumped his fist. “Let’s get these wagon wheels a’rollin’!” his voice echoed across the forest. “Fellas up first!”
Winston made the mistake of looking down at the endless ocean of treetops. Stomach lurching, he closed his eyes and took a deep breath. Then, hands trembling, he moved his greased-up zip-line hook to the starting position.
Gigi tapped his shoulder. “Are you...afraid of heights?” she asked, more like a mother than a caring friend.
A sudden breeze caused their platform to sway ever-so-slightly. Winston hunched over and vomited his morning screwdriver into a nest of endangered birds. He wiped his mouth and looked up at Frank’s shit-eating grin. Winston simultaneously flicked him off while giving Angus a thumbs up.
“Ah, we’ve got ourselves a fighter!” Angus called out. “Ready. Set. Go!”
Winston and Frank kicked off their platforms, soaring over the forest. Sure enough, his WD-40 hack gave him the extra acceleration he needed. He held a clear lead over Frank as Angus’ platform grew closer and closer. Not even Frank’s Italian expletives could stop him.
“Wiiinston wins!” Angus cheered, as Winston whizzed up to the platform. And only a split-second later, Frank came in hot, landing gracefully.
“I underestimated thy aerodynamic stature!” Frank admitted. “Mayhaps I too require an uptick in fine American cuisine, say steak and potatoes?”
Back at the starting line, Gigi grabbed her hook and slid it into a starting position. She looked up at her hands, now slick with grease.
“I’m, like, totally sorry about being so rude earlier,” Claire said, making a pouting face. “Look, if you let me win, you get to leave class early with Frank, and I can have the gift card! And not to be totally awkward, but I think you could, like, have a super-hot figure without that Italian food in your diet.”
Two minutes later.
“Gigi wins!” Angus cheered, as she came careening to the finish line. A split second later, Claire came flying by - seething.
“Like, it’s totally not fair!” Claire cried, stomping her feet. “Gigi, like, totally called me a hashtag raging thundercunt! It, like-like-like-like-like, totally distracted me from the race!” Again, more crocodile tears while Claire buried her face in Winston’s shoulder.
“Woe is me!” Frank cried out, grabbing her shoulders. “Oh, the humanity! Alas, say you did no such thing!”
“There, there,” Winston said nonchalantly, patting Claire’s head like a dog. “I’m sure it ain’t that serious.”
Angus covered his mouth. “Oi, Miss Gigi: did you in fact call Lady Claire a raging thundercunt?”
Gigi politely crossed her hands in front of her waist, her messy black hair cascading over her pale face. And then: a tell-all smile.
“Well, you know we handle potty-mouths in Australia, right?” Angus asked. “We fuckin’ celebrate ‘em! And as for sore losers? We make ‘em walk the plank!”
Angus shoved Claire and Frank off the platform. They screamed until the cable pulled taut, leaving them dangling in midair.
“Congratulations, ya raging thundercunts!” Angus said to Winston and Gigi. “Now off to the finals we go. And doncha’ worry, ya blimey losers. My teaching assistant will come get ya down and give ya a comfy ride straight back to campus!”
Winston and Gigi climbed down the ladder and followed Angus out of the woods, leaving Frank and Claire as dinner for vultures. When the two were alone, Claire kicked off her tennis shoes and stretched out, showing off her flat stomach.
“I, like, always thought I had sex in every possible position!” Claire reflected. “Well, except for the Amazon position, since my fraternity forbids it. Awwwkward! But I’ve, like, totally never had sex in midair. Should we try it, Frank?”
***
It was a manic scene in the 700 Hall of Firewater. Hesitant to get the police involved, Evelyn’s roommates were in the process of summoning a Catholic priest to perform an exorcism. But she was no longer Tai and Jacky’s concern. The muffled screams, crashes, and bangs faded in the distance as the two guys entered the 300 Hall.
“We’re actually...not supposed to be here,” Tai cautioned, placing his hand on the doorknob to his room.
“How come, brotherman?” Jacky asked.
“It’s my roommate: Winston. There’s something in there that he doesn’t want me to know about. And he made me promise to not even let any visitors in our room.”
“So did he get it in writing, with a notary standing by?” Jacky joked.
“Pinky swear,” Tai corrected.
“Far out,” Jacky marveled. “That’s some next-level serious business.” Jacky chuckled, slicking his hair back. “So let me ask this about your roommate: would he rather us be in your room, or his sister’s room?”
Tai froze. Finally, he unlocked the door. “Touché.”
The mildew hit them like a freight train. The mattresses, rug, and futon cushion were all gone. Besides that, Jacky was standing in a typical college dorm. A football schedule and Megan Fox poster on Winston’s side. Video game and anime posters on Tai’s side. A dirty microwave and a mini-fridge, probably filled with light beer and leftover Chinese takeout.
Tai sat on the metal futon frame and patted the spot next to him. “So, what if we used flashcards to memorize some of those biblical names? It’s important for me to - WHAAA-!”
Jacky was frantically searching through Winston’s drawers. “Bingo, my man!” He held up the binder and read the spine. “What’s BDE anyway? Does it stand for big...uh, big-penis energy? Sounds like your roomie has some gnarly ego issues.”
Distracting himself, Tai opened the bible in his trembling hands. “So...uh...there’s Shem...Ham...and Japeth, the three sons of-”
Jacky plopped down next to Tai and opened the binder. “Dude! Do you know what this is?”
Tai looked down at pages upon pages of driver’s licenses in card sleeves. Every race, creed, and gender under the sun. And all featured photos that could pass for any young-looking 21-year-old.
Tai and Jacky had just uncovered Beta Delta Epsilon’s secret fake ID operation. Jacky searched through a few pages, and finally pulled out an ID that could pass for Tai. He removed it from the sleeve and placed it in Tai’s shaking hand. Then, he sat on his lap and held up an ID of a tan white guy with blonde hair. “I don’t wanna talk about Shem and Ham, my dude,” Jacky declared. “I wanna talk about our new legal names: Caleb and Demitri.”
“Ah, now I have an actual black guy’s name,” Tai chuckled, forcing a smirk. Suddenly, he slipped his hand up Jacky’s shirt, feeling his rock-hard abs. “I, uh...so do you want to roleplay...Caleb?”
“Not just roleplay, my dude,” Jacky whispered into Tai’s ear, nuzzling his cheek. “I want to help other people roleplay. Dude! What if we stole these fake ID’s and sold them to every underage student on campus? Think of how freaking righteous that money would be!” Tai’s heart raced as Jacky swung his legs over Tai’s waist, straddling him. Jacky ran his lips from his collarbone to his ear.
“That’s...illegal,” Tai moaned softly. “Not to mention a little ungodly.”
“Maybe so,” Jacky said, nibbling his ear. “But I follow God, not the world. Some people don’t know the difference.
“Caleb” and “Dimitri” rolled off the futon, kissing, biting, and scratching each other until the clothes flew off. And little did they know Evelyn was scouring the 300 Hall with a chef’s knife in her hand, searching for them.
***
“The grand finale!” Angus announced. “The rock climbing wall!”
Angus led Winston and Gigi to a huge rock wall on the face of the Pisgah Mountains. This time, there was no cheat code in the world that would work in Winston’s favor. While his upper-body strength toppled that of Gigi, he was simply hauling a much larger load.
“The rumors are true!” Angus chuckled. “There is a 50-dollar Lazy Basil gift card up for grabs for the first one to reach the top.”
He strapped Winston and Gigi to the climbing cables, then took a step back. The trembling Winston glanced over at the cool, confident Gigi. “It looks like it’s just me and you, buddy,” he said. “So, do ya reckon you can tell me what I can do to make things right?”
“Go, go, go!” Angus suddenly shouted.
Gigi, quick and nimble, jumped straight up and grabbed her first hold. With ease, she began traversing the wall like an orangutan. Winston chugged along, contorting his body in awkward positions just to keep from falling.
“Look, Gigi!” Winston called out. “I hate that it’s like this between us. Man, I just wanna know what I can do. Hell, you can have my purple V-neck shirt that you accidentally stole.”
No response still. She worked swiftly and calmly as she approached the halfway point. Winston caught a lucky break, catching some easy holds as he covered a few feet. But there was no way in hell he could match Gigi’s steady pace. Plus, the higher he got, the higher the screwdriver rose in his throat.
Desperate, Winston reached around with one hand and unstrapped his vest.
“Oi, what the fuck are ya doing, mate?” Angus spat from far down below. Winston slipped out of the vest and pushed it to the side. Now, he was climbing freely. Fear coursed through his veins, but so did adrenaline. He used that stress to heave himself up much faster than before. Gigi, now past the halfway point, looked down to see Winston’s pleading eyes looking up at her.
“Gigi, I’m sorry!” Winston yelled. “Look, I...I can’t honestly tell you that I’m sorry for meeting up with Claire at the house. Because I’m not. But fuck, I’m sorry you had to walk in and see it! And...I’m plum-fuckin’ sorry I didn’t consider your feelings for me at the time. I reckon that ship has sailed. But fuck, I don’t wanna lose our friendship over it, Gigi!”
Gigi smiled at Winston for the first time that day. She shut her eyes tightly, fighting to block the tears. When she opened them again, Winston’s white knuckles curled around a tough hold.
“I’m not sure how long I can hold on, partner,” Winston groaned, smiling weakly. Slowly, piss began running down his leg, trickling a long way down to the ground below. Gigi began quickly backtracking, holding her breath.
“Winston,” Gigi consoled him calmly, now by his side. “I need you...I need you to reach out and hold me. Don’t let me go.”
He took a deep breath, then wrapped his arms around Gigi’s slim waist. His legs dangled free, supported only by her. Breathing heavily, Gigi kicked off the rock facing. Slowly, they began to descend.
“My real name is Ji-hye,” she said, as they approached solid ground.
“Ji-hye,” Winston repeated, his heart pounding as he held her in a death grip. “So, uh...why did you wanna tell me that?”
“Um...because we’re friends again!” she cheered, as they reached the bottom.
But before he could release her, Angus yanked his collar and held a hunting knife to his throat. His hair and face were drenched in Winston’s piss. “Oi, I oughta gut you like a fuckin’ fish, ya blimey bastard!”
“Wait, it’s not his fault!” Gigi interjected. “Um...a yellowjacket got caught between his shirt and vest and stung him pretty bad. He’s allergic, so he had no choice but to take it off!”
Angus cocked his head, letting her words marinate like the piss in his hair. Then, a proper belly laugh. He gave Winston a shove and put the knife away. “Yellowjackets?! Why, you Americans and bonafide pussies, that’s what ya are! Oi, you wouldn’t last a second down unda!”
Angus reached in his pocket and pulled out two 50-dollar Lazy Basil gift cards. “Fuck it, take ‘em both. After all, that was a mighty impressive showing of teamwork up there!”
Winston cleared his throat and held his hand up. “Thanks for the offer, Angus. But I’m a proud conservative. And I don’t need no goddamn participation trophies.”
Gigi socked him in the stomach. “Accept the gift card or we’re no longer friends!” she hissed, salivating over her imminent cheese dream.
***
“YOU HAVE SOMETHING I WANT,” the demon growled in the hallway.
Evelyn slowly dragged her chef’s knife across the door of Room 309 - a knife much larger than Angus’. Tai stared out the peephole, then rushed to the futon to grab his bible.
“We need to perform an exorcism ourselves!” Tai suggested, wearing nothing but bright blue boxers with coconut patterns.
“RIghteous idea, my man!” Jacky replied, donning yellow pineapple briefs. “The word of God is an indispensable weapon during the end times that we live in!”
Tai stared out the peephole again. Now, a senile Evelyn gently tapped the door with the tip of her knife. “Hey, uh, Evelyn,” Tai called out softly. “Why don’t we comb through Genesis together? I sure could use your help in memorizing the lineage of Adam!”
“NO BIBLE. I WILL STRANGLE YOU WITH YOUR INTESTINES!”
Jacky gave a thumbs up from the frame of the futon. “See, it’s working! That’s the devil in her trying to resist. But no man, woman, or spawn of Satan could possibly resist the righteous infallible word of God!”
Tai chuckled, half-nervous and half-relieved. Then, he opened the door halfway. “Welcome to our bible study, Evelyn! So if you would have a seat on our super comfy futon, we can-"
Suddenly, Tai lept behind the door as Evelyn charged through the room with her knife held high. “DIE! DIE! DIE!” she shrieked, heading straight for Jacky. He swiftly rolled under the futon frame, as Evelyn began stabbing through it, aiming for the head.
“Fuck!” Tai screamed, frantically flipping to Genesis 5. “Um, um...let the power of Christ compel you with His holy word! Enoch begat Methuselah, and Methuselah begat Lamech, and Lamech begat Noah!”
“WHY CAN’T I HAVE WHAT YOU HAVE?” Evelyn screamed. While Jacky cowered in a fetal position, she reared back and stabbed a hole in the wall.
“Oh, Evelyyyn?” Sarah Beavers called out, stepping into the room.
Evelyn spun around to face her, tears and mascara running down her face. She dropped the knife. Then, she swiveled her head around the room, dazed and confused.
“Oh...no,” Evelyn whispered in her normal voice. “Sarah, I did something bad, didn’t I?”
“Shush, it’s all gravy,” Sarah assured her, while Tai and Jacky looked at each other in shock. “Boys, let this be a lesson to you. Envy possessed Evelyn today. Not only was she envious of your AC, but also of your totally-rad same-sex relationship.”
Tai and Jacky realized they were still half-naked, and that it was too late to hide it. Evelyn, moaning softly, crawled over to Sarah and lay her head on her lap. Then, she began playing with Sarah’s dangling dreadlocks. “Now, now - no touchy-feely of the genitals,” Sarah politely warned her. “An asexual chick like myself ain’t no lamp in a corner, ya dig?”
Then, Sarah spotted the BDE binder on Tai’s desk. Cocking her head to the side, she slowly stood up to take a closer look.
“Shit,” Tai whispered to Jacky. “What do we do?”
“We can’t let her know about our operation,” Jacky whispered back.
“So, if my inner chi serves me well,” Sarah began, flipping through the pages. “You two plan on stealing Beta Delta Epsilon's fake ID collection from Winston, in a grand scheme to sell them to underage students?”
“What in the H-E-double-hockey-sticks?” Jacky whispered to Tai. “A psychic hippie? What kind of friends are you rolling with, bro?”
“I can hear you,” Sarah advised. She sat down next to Evelyn and slipped out an ID of a brunette hipster girl with straight hair. “It’s a crying shame that Winston didn’t think to include any white girls with dreadlocks. Simple-minded if you ask me. Oh! Evelyn, I found an ID just for you. See, she looks just like the chick from The Ring.”
“I will eat your soul,” Evelyn said in her normal voice. Suddenly, she pinned Sarah down and started tickling the hell out of her.
“Wait, so you’re not mad?” Tai asked Sarah, watching Evelyn win the completely non-sexual “game.”
Sarah caught her breath from her massive tickle-fit. Then, she snapped the binder shut. “Mad? Are you high? I’m a broke college student too. As a matter of fact, if you’re going to be making crazy money, I want in on it too. Evelyn and I both want in. And nobody, I mean nobody, breathes a word of this to my brother.”
***
Nine outgoing calls. Zero incoming calls.
Gigi slipped her phone back into her purse, fighting the urge to make it 10. On that windy night, she stood in downtown Asheville in front of Lazy Basil, waiting for Frank to fall from the sky. She was dressed up in a black polka-dot maxi dress with a white bow in her hair, knowing that she would be turned away for so much as thinking about blue jeans.
She grabbed a menu and read through the appetizers. Tempura Fried Calamari? Maybe. Chunky Spinach and Artichoke Dip? Eh. And then, her big brown eyes widened when she saw it. Caprese salad: fresh buffalo mozzarella topped with local organic tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and fresh basil leaves from our herb garden.
“So he stood ya up, huh?”
Winston leaned against the streetlight in a black suit and tie. He took a final puff on his cigar, tossed it, then walked over to Gigi to read her menu. And like always, the smell of tobacco was masked by Winston’s signature sandalwood cologne.
“I can’t decide if I want the loaded macaroni and cheese,” Winston pondered, “or the fried cheese logs with marinara. Hey, ya reckon we could order one of each and share?”
Gigi wiped drool from the side of her mouth and came to her senses. “Um...wait, you’re not here for a date with Claire?”
Winston took out his phone and showed her the screen. Sixty-eight outgoing calls. Zero incoming calls. “Reckon I should try to call her one last time?” he asked with a grin. “I mean, I don’t wanna come off like a simp or nothin’.”
Fifteen minutes later, they were seated at a candlelit table for two. While they sipped on large glasses of red Moscato, Gigi explained her lactose intolerance and Frank’s plans to introduce her to cheese for the first time.
“So let me get this straight,” Winston said, leaning in. “You consider this cheating on your boyfriend, don’t you?”
“Um...well, it has nothing to do with you!” Gigi laughed nervously. “It’s...well, it’s cheating if I eat that.”
The waiter came over with a platter of Caprese salad and a refill of red wine. Winston picked up a soft, fluffy cheese disc and tore it in half. “I’m not a betting man. But I wager if your boyfriend wanted to have dinner with you, he’d be the one sitting across from ya.”
Gigi stared into Winston’s pale blue eyes, then at the mozzarella. Slowly, she reached out and placed it on her tongue. Then, she closed her eyes as the creamy, silky flavor graced her palate. She swallowed, then grabbed another, shoving the whole disc in her mouth. Satisfied, Winston pushed the plate toward her. Then, he took out his phone and turned on the camera.
“Here’s to Gigi’s first dairy experience,” he announced, taking a photo. “And, I reckon, the moment before one of her many trips to the bathroom.”
She gasped, tossing her dinner napkin at him. They laughed, garnering the attention of a couple of older, quieter patrons. But Winston and Gigi lived in their own world, sipping refill after refill of wine as she alone cleaned that plate. Before long, the waiter returned with fried mozzarella logs for Winston and loaded macaroni and cheese for Gigi.
“So, all jokes aside,” Gigi started. She leaned forward, the candlelight casting a golden glow on her grinning, pale face. “In your old YouTube days...how long would it take you to eat everything on this table?”
“Son of a bitch!” Winston laughed, dunking a log into his marinara. “I knew my sister told ya about my eating channel! How much of it did you get around to watching?”
“Oh, you don’t want to know!” Gigi giggled, taking her first-ever bite of mac and cheese.
And while the two loyal friends shared stories and cheese dishes, their other friends betrayed loyalty that night. Sarah, Tai, Evelyn, and Jacky used Winston’s fake IDs to bar crawl all over downtown Asheville. And Claire sneaked Frank into the Beta Delta Epsilon frat house, where they rolled in the sheets all night long.
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2020.08.18 00:42 ZnVja2IyOTg4 B2988 MT1 [2020-07-07]

Disclaimer: Contrary to what he claims, Boogie is NOT being accused of being a pedophile or a wife beater.
It’s easy to think that Boogie gets hated on because he’s too nice to fight back.
After all, everyone “knows” he’s the “Mister Rogers” of the internet. Boogie2988 seems to be a lovable person that wants to spread positivity and kindness.
At first glance, it’s not hard to root for Boogie. According to Boogie, his abusive upbringing drives him to inspire others suffering the same fate. This is how he gains your sympathy. His “underdog” story might even inspire you. The truth is that Boogie isn’t what he seems. He’s a selfish, abusive, manipulative liar. His “nice guy” persona is fake. He manipulates his impressionable fanbase for his own benefit. Boogie is a character played by Steven Jason Williams. Of course, the natural reaction is denial. “It can’t be true, can it? He is such an inspiration! You're just a hater!”
Let the facts speak for themselves
TL;DR; https://tinyurl.com/y4pphyxh
Boogie’s Sugar babies
Boogie claiMS that he attracts women with his niceness
https://twitter.com/Boogie2988/status/1010457561282199554
The truth, however, is that after his divorce he has paid for the services of women to be with him. Even going so far as to claim that he did it just to troll samandTolki. Lucy Foxx and The Grave Ghoul are his two known sugar babies. https://tinyurl.com/yye2uwvb (Boogie accidentally reveals he uses sugar daddy website)https://imgur.com/Bv2hlLK (boogie explicitly admitting it on his subreddit)
The Lucy foxx incident
Lucy Foxx was one of the sugar babies Boogie hired to be with him while he was still divorcing Dez.
https://imgur.com/a/deyTewd (boogie’s profile on sugar daddy website)
http://archive.li/fSn70 (boogie admits hiring Lucy fox)
In this video Lucy Foxx reveals the psychological abuse she receive from Boogie in their relationship
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTozcTYO6z4
She was a victim of abuse as evidenced by Boogie calling her “a piece of shit”. He didn’t allow her to use a phone or even work while they were together. He makes her feel guilty for not focusing on himself. In fact, he didn’t care about Lucy at all. As usual, Boogie only cared about talking about his “problems” as a beloved youtube millionaire.

https://tinyurl.com/y3q9p9yg (recap)
The story was covered in Drama Alert. Boogie tried to paint Lucy Foxx as his girlfriend as well as a gold digger, but deliberately omits the fact that he had hired her. Keemstar is his friend and has called Boogie a “saint” in the past. because boogie covered for him when keen accused an old man of being a pedo. Keemstar has promised to cover for him. https://twitter.com/KEEMSTAstatus/1022290032965677056
Notice how he throws softballs at Boogie and avoids asking uncomfortable questions. He lets Boogie control the narrative.
https://tinyurl.com/y6ntft3g
Boogie claims he likes her https://tinyurl.com/y54gxcd7
.But then proceeds to like these tweets calling her horrible and sociopathic: https://i.imgur.com/wUklfZc.png andhttps://i.imgur.com/EjaviBV.png
With the low public opinion of “e-thots” and “boob streamers”, Boogie was easily able to convince his followers that Lucy Foxx was an evil gold digger and not another victim of his abuse.
https://imgur.com/a/hEiElYC (boogie admits in private that he did meet Lucy foxx in a sugar daddy site, seeking.com and claims she was actually the one that abused him. He also admits not paying her.)
Boogie's takes on suicide
Boogie complains about a welfare check his fans did on him after threatening suicide.
https://tinyurl.com/y6pkvf9f
https://tinyurl.com/yxstmgj7
He told someone considering suicide that "life is utterly pointless in the end".
http://archive.li/QTxsQ
Boogie threatens suicide to guilt trip his fans if they stop supporting him.
https://streamable.com/ndni4
Boogie again guilt trips his fans with suicide and lies about the content of this thread,
http://archive.li/2CHSa
https://streamable.com/q60iw
Then he denied it http://archive.li/El4TF
After being confronted for his manipulation he guilt trips youtuber EyesOfSol with suicide threats and claims of self harm.
https://tinyurl.com/y3lnwvxb
He also harassed Sirencove through DMS
https://tinyurl.com/w5hbp3p

Claims self harm is "an useful tool" to his underage audience.
https://tinyurl.com/y2kav2l3
Threatens suicide to KatBlaque and several people at vidcon.
https://tinyurl.com/y6nctb26
https://tinyurl.com/y4ncbyoe
Boogie says Kat is "playing victim" for refusing to be manipulated,
https://tinyurl.com/y5y4g3ee
Boogie supporting horrible people
a)Supporting child abusers
Boogie defending KidBehindACamera, a known child abuser
https://tinyurl.com/yy9m33mt
b) Boogie defending his father who, according to him,molested his sister
https://i.imgur.com/kMcd3Fo.png
Then Boogie threatened to hit a woman that called him out on this. "I will knock you the fuck out," he told her.
https://livestreamfails.com/post/25114
Examples of Boogie’s harmful opinions
a) Boogie becomes an MGTOW (Men going their own way)
https://streamable.com/4fluh
https://tinyurl.com/y6dq2od5
Notice how Boogie says Dez, HIS ex-wife, is amazing on Twitter, but then joins a philosophy that considers women as being evil leeches. Or just leeches for the moderate ones.
b) Liking a youtube comment calling gay people perverts
https://i.imgur.com/BPG0cIm.png
c)Arguing that gays should just wait instead of actively campaigning for gay marriage, for fear of upsetting bigots
http://archive.li/uVcpp
https://tinyurl.com/y22ujnqj
d)Ignorant comments on Anne Frank.
https://tinyurl.com/y335hlfp
e)Blaming Anita Sarkeesian for the Charlottesville attack
https://tinyurl.com/y3d4euoy
f)Claiming that good things came from the Holocaust.
https://streamable.com/x1nje
https://tinyurl.com/y2sr8ref
The context of this is that he was invited to the KillStream, an alt right podcast, and he wanted to appeal to their right-wing demographic by using “4chan” humor. chrBoogie has admitted to being a 4chan troll.
This is a false as the holocaust didn't contribute to medicine at all.
g)Saying a victim of domestic abuse should be hanged
https://archive.li/Fjjhw
h) Boogie says it's ok to sexually harass women as long as it's in your personal life
https://streamable.com/ltdkx
Examples of Boogie’s Manipulative and/or abusive behavior.
Boogie manipulates his fans to harass a community manager to get a free videogame
Long story short Boogie passive-aggressively says he won’t promote a game because he, a millionaire, didn’t get a free code. He implies it was because a community manager disagreed with him on Twitter and blocked him. Boogie frames this situation by implying that the CM is a villain for ignoring poor old Boogie, but he tries to hide his ill intent by sugar coating it with things like "he must be an awesome person"
Naturally, fans wanted to avenge poor Boogie. This is what he wanted.
https://archive.li/5f45h
Boogie then deleted the tweet and backed down after being called on it
https://tinyurl.com/y48ynxwl
Fans say in his defense something to the extent of him not being able to control his fans. But he can certainly mark a target for them
Despite being called out that one time he has repeated this stunt time and time again, doubling down
http://archive.li/CHrmF
He excuses himself as saying his fans "want to hear his opinions". But he barely plays the games he receives for free for more than an hour and just parrots the popular consensus he reads on reddit.
b)Boogie show his true colors in a stream.
Long story short, Actual Jake and his partner were critiquing Boogie on twitch. Boogie joined to defend himself and he made it quite clear how he manipulates people.
1.-Boogie threatened to send his dog to the pound over an argument (he often uses Sammy for sympathy points). Dogs in pounds are often in risk of being killed.
https://streamable.com/bxrwu
2.-Passive aggressive insults
Claiming he would never throw insults toward “even his worst enemies”
https://streamable.com/pm70d
But then backhandedly calling his opponent a "neckbeard cuck". Because direct insults go against his youtube persona.
https://streamable.com/kd4zu
3)”Dissociation”
Boogie is known to blame a mental condition known as “disassociation” whenever he is being an asshole
https://tinyurl.com/y3w53pvm
There is no evidence, beyond his own words, that a doctor has ever given him such a diagnosis and instead serves as a convenient excuse. He calls it “explanation not excuse”. But in practice, there is no difference.
4) Boogie’s manipulative pattern on Twitter has predictable steps.
https://imgur.com/a/ueDTksn (Long story short boogie often says something dumb and then threatens suicide or use his dog as a distraction to avoid criticism.)

5) On the PKA podcast Boogie claims there is a "non disparage clause" in their divorce agreement.
https://streamable.com/ox3ln
https://tinyurl.com/y2nro4ds
However, Dez contradicted this claim in a twitter comment where she stated there was no "NDA" (it is not known whether "NDA" was referring to a "non disclosure agreement" or a Boogie's claimed "non disparage clause")
A non-disparagement clause simply states that one agrees they will not say anything negative about someone or something in any form of communication.
6) 3 hours of boogie being abusive through twitter DMs
https://imgur.com/a/8s9x2
7) Boogie implying his wife is a racist
https://tinyurl.com/y2m38z7t
h)Part of the H3 interview, near the start he admits his wife was walking on eggshells around him out of fear.
https://tinyurl.com/y4u6ucgn
7) Boogie threatening to kill himself after losing debates
He threatened to kill himself after a game journalist called him out on women's treatment in games.
i) http://archive.li/nrmVS
ii) Complains that his friend, TheQuartering, called in a welfare check for him after WotC banned him for saying lgbt people shouldn't have fought for their rights. http://archive.li/EsArf
This is boogie talking about the welfare check in question: https://streamable.com/wum4m
8) Boogie sends his fans to harass another fan who questioned his weight loss lies.
Haberdasher, the admin of SnT was a big fan of Boogie. Even recommending watching him.
However, he also criticized Boogie's lack of progress on weight loss. Keep in mind, this was in 2017. Boogie has been failing at losing any weight, not counting the surgery, for his entire life.
https://tinyurl.com/yyr3msdr
Boogie took this personally and maliciously edited the post above, and omitting key parts that questioned him so it would seem like Haber was saying rich people "couldn't be depressed"
http://archive.li/1KqCM
In full context, Haber didn't think Boogie, specifically, could be depressed if Boogie himself was claiming that he was doing so well and was even happier than ever before. It seemed like another excuse for him to overeat.
https://tinyurl.com/y38uojw5
Fans then harassed Haber, because Boogie knows that his fans will attack anyone that dares to critique him.
9) "Boogie claims he helped a terminal cancer victim get to play Smash early, even though he did absolutely nothing".
One redditor, along with several professional streamers, managed to convince Nintendo to allow his terminally ill friend to play Super Smash Bros Ultimate prior to it’s official release. Then the day prior to his friend passing away, Boogie steals their credit just to make himself look like a good person. The only thing he did was two half assed retweets from the people doing the hard work: the terminally ill gamer's brother, and professional streamer Hungrybox . The fact Boogie used this for publicity points immensely hurt the redditor who was mourning the passing of his best friend.
https://tinyurl.com/y526znt6
In reality, it was Hugbox who did all the hard work and campaigned for this to happen. Hugbox never bragged about it nor took any credit, unlike Boogie who comparatively did nothing of note.
https://tinyurl.com/w4beh7p
10.-Boogie bullies a kid and makes fun of him for having divorced parents
https://streamable.com/h415h
While Boogie has threatened people, primarily women, with physical violence before for speaking ill of his “pedophile father”, he has no issue with making fun of a gamer in his own squad during a match of Apex Legends. Boogie attempted, and failed, to make fun of his random teammate for having divorced parents. He then tries to push his buttons by saying he “must come from a broken home” and that he must have anger issues.
There's no real excuse for this as Boogie, being someone who himself claims to come from a physically and sexually abusive household, clearly knows how traumatizing coming from a broken home can be.
11.-Boogie gets exposed by a psychologist as a liar. He blocks him
Boogie called himself a "sperglord" a derogatory term for people with aspergers. He claims he was diagnosed before the term was added to the dsm.
https://tinyurl.com/tr8bgsn (A pshycologist calls him out. Boogie calls him a liar. He reveals his degree.)
https://tinyurl.com/y43ohz3k (He points out boogie is using it to manipulate fans)
https://i.redd.it/um8sx1zmgll21.png (Boogie blocks him)
https://tinyurl.com/y3x5d9z9
(He was a big fan that was inpired by boogie and even cried in sympathy of him)
10.-Boogie calls you stupid if you think he would ever insult anyone. Then does exactly that to his critics
https://streamable.com/2psbv
11.- Boogie lies on Memorial Day about a childhood friend who who served in Desert Storm and "died at 18".
He actually died at 40. Boogie just used him to get attention and sympathy points on twitter.
https://i.imgur.com/8byocvo.jpg
12.- While Stremer Etika was missing, Boogie makes a tasteless joke about him and blames his subreddit for a possible suicide while braging he is stronger than him.
https://streamable.com/jkssh
https://streamable.com/efojm
12.2 While was at it, he also staged a fake emotional moment of "finding photos of his mother".
https://tinyurl.com/y5p2fgh9
13.-Boogie promises to donate all his money to charity then gives a BS excuse not to and just asks people to donate. TBF he does donate after being pressured, but he unlisted the stream to avoid having to match more donations.
https://streamable.com/o9ln6
https://i.imgur.com/RCOlchD.png
https://tinyurl.com/y3789rap
14.-If you critize boogie you are worse than nazis and rapists acording to him
https://tinyurl.com/uuk5pnh
Boogie’s Id unleashed, and other questionable behavior
Boogie’s nice guy facade takes a toll on him. As such you can often see him express his real opinions, outside of his deliberate youtube persona, on Twitch and in his Francis persona. The "it's just a character” charade falls apart once you notice that Francis happens to complain about things in Boogie's life.
Boogie confesses of harrasing christians on the internet with shock images
https://streamable.com/vbsbb

Boogie talking about his ex-wife (he's parodying how 4chan talks about him being cucked, but still unnecessarily crude and insensitive towards Dez):
https://streamable.com/ydk2j
Boogie humps his bed repeatedly on stream: https://streamable.com/4t7oa (one for him and one for his hooker he says).
Boogie cries about being called "Boogie1488", then later titles his stream "DADDY NEEDS SHEKELS", a reference to the anti-semitic "happy merchant" meme: https://streamable.com/4x9dk
Boogie imitates oral sex on a woman while choking her:https://tinyurl.com/y6pfqfnb
Boogie displays complete ignorance of female anatomy while grotesquely performing oral sex ASMR to an audience of young fans t: https://streamable.com/2l9hd
Boogie describes cutting a woman's clitoris with a scalpel : https://streamable.com/35mga
Boogie making a distasteful joke about being all hard, as in having a boner in tik tok. You know that social network used mostly by teenagers, young girls and kids:
https://streamable.com/1tzct
And he did it again, while making fun of transgendered people as well. :
https://streamable.com/v5xnu
Awkwardly propositioning a female YouTuber under the guise of “Francis using his account”.
http://archive.li/S3w0j
Sketch about destroying effigy of ex-wife - https://streamable.com/93387 (part 1) and https://streamable.com/eutqd(part 2)
Boogie doesn't want to have kids for fear of molesting them: https://streamable.com/te564
Boogie making fun of his first girlfriend and laughing at how she died of "double cancer"https://streamable.com/ld4ry
Boogie bragged on his personal facebook page about having sex with a sex worker. He also proudly boasted about how she said making love with him was like making love to a waterbed. The obvious disdain by her in this statement is lost on him.
https://i.imgur.com/fc13vmd.png
After the death of video game commentator Total Biscuit, he was seen being incredibly flirtatious with his widow
https://imgur.com/a/pUDtFTg
http://archive.li/BchKm
Also he made a slew of passive aggressive jabs at Total Biscuit after his death. Even complaining that he "threw him under the bus".
http://archive.li/vcNxZ
Of course, his passive aggressive comments were sugar coated with asinine compliments.
Boogie making a racist joke about the differences between mexicans, black people and black women:
https://streamable.com/onk8o
And another, this time making fun of black people's income
https://streamable.com/9zld1
He also makes fun of native americans and portrays them as idiots for not "concept of ownership" while telling them "to go back to their shitty reservations":
https://streamable.com/gijpb
Boogie starts talkis about a trip to Pasadena and goes off on a tangent about buying hookers with all the other internet celebrities : https://www.twitch.tv/videos/384662212?t=34m30s
Boogie attacks "SJWS" at Wizards of the coast, because they blacklisted him for saying gay people should've waited 20 more years for equal rights.Please keep in mind, this thread isn't about left vs right or politics at all. It's politically neutral as assholery has no political party. The critcism here relies on him being trying to pander the leftist groups by feigning understanding of his causes while speaking dirty of them behind their backs. Boogie then throwing a childish fit when faced with consequences for his actions.
Boogie, a man in his mid 40s says that is ideal woman is someone in her late 20s and other fetishes of his, of course that's what his kids fans want to hear from the mr rodgers of the internet:
https://i.imgur.com/f62UGm3.jpg

Some of his fans, and even Boogie himself, say in his defense that these are all just "edgy jokes". At the very least then, this unproves that his youtube persona is nothing more than a facade he maintains for the sake of his brand. You can't claim you "wouldn't insult your worst enemy" while also being an edgelord that laughs about people dying of cancer.
He is either an edgy 4chan type of troll or he is the ultimate nice guy.
There are currently two big opinions.
"Believe all survivors" or "believe evidence". If you are in the former believing Boogie, by necessity is also believing Lucy Foxx as a survivor. If you're in the later, questioning Lucy also implies questioning Boogie's claims as they aren't backed up by evidence.
We can't tell if Boogie is telling the truth about his past. But given Boogie's lack of honesty, and him calling Lucy foxx a liar, makes fair game pointing out contradictions in his claims. Him being, allegedly, molested and abused is despicable. However embellishing the truth to manipulate his fans is also morally wrong.
1.-Boogie claims his sister raped. She denies it.
http://archive.is/cYI6e (boogie claiming he was molested by his sister.
https://i.imgur.com/cCs2Pzl.jpg (his sister's denial)
https://i.imgur.com/8t59cAI.png (Boogie doubles down and claims she wouldn't admit doing it on social media.)
2.-Contradictions about his dad
Boogie says his dad died alone in his final years
https://i.imgur.com/UERw75w.png
But then claims he visited him every year and stayed with him for months
https://tinyurl.com/y3yvrp9p
3.-Boogie praises his mother (the same woman he says molested and domestically abused him and his siblings)
http://archive.li/vfm7T
4.- Boogie says only his mother abused him. Then he contradicts himself and says his dad did it too.
https://imgur.com/a/1HazFDT
https://tinyurl.com/y6xjscaq
RAPE BACKSTORY contradictions
Who raped him , and how many times it supposedly occurred varies (once?, twice?, multiple?). One time even claiming his mom never raped him, and then that she did:
https://tinyurl.com/w5hbp3p
http://archive.li/IsdDX
Says his mother never raped him
http://archive.is/rz6Sh
Boogie’s Porn blogs
Boogie portrays himself as someone that thinks highly of women. In reality, he thinks of them as little more than sexual objects for his own gratification. Furthermore he is a massive sexual pervert, which can be seen from his two porn blogs which served as his main source of income prior to adopting his nice guy persona:
https://tinyurl.com/y63z8k6s
Boogie himself admitting that they are his porn blogs on his official youtube channel:
https://archive.li/AS8M4
https://streamable.com/zbwzc
Although you’re encouraged to see Boogie’s sexual deviancy and perverted thoughts for yourself, some users have gone to the effort of compiling highlighted quotes in image form for your convenience
https://i.redd.it/bzmxmwc4ewc11.png (boogie selfishly blaming 9/11 victims for slow sales)
https://tinyurl.com/yys7ph65
https://imgur.com/a/bqZOQV7
https://i.redd.it/nwuseqg157d11.png
https://i.imgur.com/JYdwrEI.png
https://imgur.com/a/0S3CMw1Some text quotes you can find on his porn blog:
"http://Evilsquared.com is a website dedicated to being complete cockwits with the internet. We have the right to free speech and by god, we plan to tie it down and rape it until they take it away."I’m eating brussel sprouts and playing with a dildo I bought for a friend. good times."
Boogie bragging about being a pimp basically:" After a fun night at work with Wilbur, I give Boogie a ring.“I’m going to get laid tonight, find me, someone, to fuck.” I said. He replied, “OK then. I’ll make some phone calls.”Him bragging about having orgies: "does she know how many orgies I’ve been to? or arranged? does she know how many girls I’ve watched fuck, or fucked myself? does she know that I’m a monster?"https://imgur.com/a/bqZOQV7
Boogie offering bestiality content:https://tinyurl.com/yxfrvmvr
Boogie bothering his Ex-wife Dez after their divorce
**Talking about an ex, implying she has feelings - https://i.imgur.com/WtdERdx.png
Texting her at 2:30am - https://i.imgur.com/t7O3n1j.png
Boogie Sketch about destroying effigy of his ex-wife - https://hooktube.com/watch?v=SAgQCIezELI
His sugar daddy site profile - https://imgur.com/a/deyTewd
His IG posts with a girl he met there - https://i.redd.it/vc5ll2u4woz11.jpg
He then posted a photo of his sugar baby, the grave ghoul, just after that with the clear intention to make Dez jealous
https://i.imgur.com/pSwNddA.jpg
Remember, Dez signed an NDA and she can’t legally say anything negative about Boogie.
Boogie’s General Lies
1.-Boogie says he needs money, but then reveals he is actually rich and greedy
Boogie claims he desperately needs money. He says that he is barely surviving on his current income and would need to work in retail “again” to survive. As if the money he gets from donations, sponsors and ad revenue wasn’t enough for him to live.
http://archive.li/B8xm7 (on twitter)
https://streamable.com/yq8fr
https://streamable.com/9g3p0
In this video, Boogie is e-begging for his patreon because he "needs peace of mind for his family"
https://streamable.com/ap340
But then he also brags about having 6 figures and even purchases himself an expensive vacation to Disneyland, and to top it off, makes fun of anyone that might think he is in need of money.
http://archive.li/EOXZm
https://twitter.com/Boogie2988/status/1070016853307666432
He also bragged about making 6 figures on a stream:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PexixgNMD1g
Tesla incident
Pretends to be poor then brags about buying a $90k Tesla. He then e-begs for it, and gaslights his fans pretending he never said he bought it.
https://i.redd.it/h2fpayhca4931.png
https://i.imgur.com/693P0IY.png
https://imgur.com/DpaCR38
https://tinyurl.com/y3z53g39
b) Patreon lies
Boogie claims he opened a patreon, in part, to finance a podcast project (not his big stack one) and to have enough money to survive.
https://youtu.be/PRgjRsQEvMk?t=244
But then offers literally nothing to his patrons, even admitting he will use the money to buy toys. It's just a lazy excuse to receive money.
https://www.patreon.com/boogie2988
"This is the highest tier and is the same as previous tiers only you have decided you hate money and want to burn quite a lot of it on my collectible card game addiction. :) JOIN $100 TIER"
C) Is boogie a centrists?
If you ask Boogie you would have a hard time knowing as he constantly goes back and forth claiming he is a centrist, and in a span of a few days claiming yet again that he isn't. For example:
January 8, 2019:I'm a centrist and even I think this is a bad take.
https://archive.fo/sszDf
February 25, 2019:Nope. I dont think being centrist makes you vetter or stronger. >Nor am I centrist.
https://archive.fo/LxcT5
More contradictions (17 in total):
https://tinyurl.com/y3q3xd84
heter he describes himself or not as a centrists doesn't depend in a moral stance, but on what benefits him for that situation..
Criticism of Boogie in video form:
A 2 part series about Boogie's dark side
https://tinyurl.com/yykcuk5y
https://tinyurl.com/y2twptt7
Memology’s Videos on boogiequ
https://tinyurl.com/y6pdw9pb
Weight Loss Lies
Being morbidly obese is an ill-advised lifestyle choice, but it is ultimately one an adult like Boogie is free to make.
The issue here is that he constantly emotionally baits his viewers who genuinely worry about his health and wellbeing. Giving them all false hope that he will be better. This is just a cheap manipulative tactic to get views and money because he is never changing. He also consistently lies to his audience about making an effort to change. They then take this as inspirational because they’ve fallen for his lies. Manipulative behavior such as this is what is being criticized and not necessarily his poor life choices.
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https://streamable.com/084m1
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Boogie makes up excuses for being genetically unable to lose weight, claiming that doctors haven't been able to figure it out
https://tinyurl.com/yyugjnt3
Boogie shows cans of soda on stream after making a "my last soda video": https://i.imgur.com/4SNCnco.png, the next day claims they were for his "friends":https://tinyurl.com/yy9cdo7n
Boogie eats a bite of cake then throws the rest away https://www.reddit.com/SamandTolki/comments/8v6uk2/why_you_always_lying_intensifies/, less than 3 days after claiming he was going on a ketogenic diet https://twitter.com/Boogie2988/status/1012442820504965120. Why was he even taking a bite of cake in the first place? He claims on the H3H3 podcast that he's done this several times, saying that after the surgery the stuff doesn't even taste good and he throws it out. So why does he keep doing it?
Weight loss lies (2019 edition)
The biggest weight loss Boogie has had is when he had the weight loss surgery and the immediate months afterward. He has had little to no progress since then, being “hardstuck” at 350. He clearly has not curtailed his overeating nor follows the diet recommendations provided by his “team of doctors”.
https://streamable.com/7ics6 (boogie admits he failed his 30 days "clean eating" challenge
In February he keeps "inspiring" people saying he would lose weight, but he conffesed on twitch how eating so much food is so important to him that the fact the surgery made him eat less made him sucidal:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/384662212?t=1h22m5s
He is then seen keeping overeating in SoCal cookies and plenty of un unhealthy food
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And he is also caught drinking a lot of soda:
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Despite claimingbefore his surgey he had "his last mt dew ever" and in the desciption of the video he says he wouldn't drink "soda or carbonated drinks, that statment being clearly a lie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7HdB2af8bc
He keeps ordering pizza despite claiming he would eat healthy
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Boogie made a video admitting he doesn't want to lose weight. (But still portays himself as inspirational on youtube)
https://streamable.com/8eiu6
A fitness youtuber tried to help him:
https://tinyurl.com/y4ptqnqk
Boogie then played the victim and his helper as evil.
The trainer replied to the reddit post above exposing boogie's lies (including boogie being 2 faced and subtly sending his fans to attack him)
https://tinyurl.com/y33ncmk6
Boogie says FUCK YOU it's none of your business, if you question him.
https://streamable.com/lkomp
B) Other Failed weight loss projects
1.- Diamond Dallas Page, a WWF wrestler and trainer, flew out to Boogie's house and offered to personally train Boogie. Boogie did not take him up on this offer.
https://streamable.com/lht95
2.- Boogie had a secondary channel that was supposed to record his weight loss progress. Never heard of it before? Exactly.
https://www.youtube.com/useboogiedown550
Notice how it hasn't been updated in 6 years
Boogie also had a Tumblr blog that was supposed to document his weight loss progress https://tinyurl.com/yxncet47
It was supposedly "hacked", and never replaced.
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2020.08.13 04:45 jimmymckinney Filipino teaching documentary, weird school encounters, & banned from a NATO base [Episode 71 Related]

Um.. sorry for the long and discombobulated post, but this post is primarily to highlight the encounters with imported Filipino laborers (particularly in US public schools), as well as some of my personal strange encounters in the US public education system. I almost decided to post from a different account, but I realized I was sharing so many personal identifying details that I might as well just be honest about my name as well.
I was listening to Episode 71 where they were talking about Filipino Labor Laws and I had to pause the episode to share this before I forget. But there was a documentary on this very topic that I watched a few years back that used to be available on Amazon Prime for free, but now it's not even available for purchase or renting on Amazon. It details the lives of a few teachers from the Philippines and their experience teaching in Baltimore City Public Schools System (BCPSS). While I'm not sure how to still access the documentary, here's a link to an article about it.
I also have my own experiences interacting with many Filipino teachers as well (who came specifically through these time of foreign teacher recruitment programs) as I worked as an elementary school teacher in Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) and a middle school ESOL teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). While in PGCPS I had all sorts of crazy experiences, like finding the first school I interviewed with on the news for child pornography two days after I interviewed there, which thank god I found out before I tried to work there...
Or like showing up to the first day of work at the second school I interviewed with and explaining to my vice principal that HR reneged on their promises to pay me a full salary with benefits because the person I was replacing was on "permanent leave." Only to have the vice principal respond, "WHAT?! Permanent Leave?! He's dead!" That school ended up not being in the news for rampant child sex abuse, but after only a few months of teaching there one of my 3rd grade students was acting strange and I later learned that she had been molested by her uncle and her brother was filming her in the shower. The school acted really weird about the whole situation and said they called CPS, but apparently I could be held liable for not reporting earlier. I had no clue it was going on before, but in order to protect myself I ended up calling CPS myself to report in case the administration was lying when they said they reported the incident.
Unrelated to the incident with the child, this school also was about 1/4 Filipino teachers who came through that same type of program mentioned in episode 71. The vice principal I mentioned earlier on was also Filipina and while she treated me well, the "substitute vice principal" (since the elementary school had to have two of them) and I had a falling out after she caught me teaching my students from the book Lies My Teacher Told Me. Our 3rd grade social studies curriculum was extremely white washed and made me say shit like, "Today we're learning about Westward Expansion. I love Westward Expansion!" or some bs like that. There were loads of other things I could get into but I'll just link to my anonymous blog submission that I sent at a time where I felt less emboldened to tell the real story with my real identity. This still only is the half of it, but good enough.
By the way, this all ended up in my divorce after I found out my ex-wife cheated on me with the school librarian at that same school that I helped her get a job at and that I got fired from (well the substitute vice principal told me I was fired, but after the other vice principal gave me a chance to come back I declined).
I was dejected and didn't know what to do with myself and ended up attending a job fair in Baltimore City and 2 minutes into the interview, despite the interviewer seeming like she hated me, I was offered a job and my awkward self just signed the contract because I was so caught off guard. I was freaking out a bit though because about a week after I applied I was watching Season 4 of the Wire, which is all about the failings of the Baltimore City Public School System. Luckily a few weeks later I was offered a job to teach middle school ESOL in Montgomery County Public Schools at another Title I school. My experiences teaching at that school were 100x better as I had more resources, kinder administrators, and more flexibility with curriculum. It was also at this school I met a Filipino teacher who taught in BCPSS with my Filipino's friend's mother who came over through the same program (so many small world stories since I met my friend in Utah and this teacher in Maryland).
Anyways, I just couldn't handle the pressure of teaching anymore, especially the way the demands placed on teachers increase every year while raises are stagnant and school resources are extremely lacking. So I put in my papers to quit. However, after a few weeks of thinking I would be done teaching forever, I got a call to teach at a DoDEA base in Ankara, Turkey. This was incredibly odd since I had just watched the news the previous night about how Erdogan had just seized additional power in Turkey and essentially became a dictator at that point. But DoDEA was actually my dream job. I did my student teaching at RAF Croughton, which incidentally was the same base where that incident occurred with the US diplomat killing a British teen with her car and then fleeing to the US (also mentioned in a previous TrueAnon episode).
Anyways, I never got called back from the school in Turkey, but a week after my initial contact from the school in Turkey, I got a call to teach in Mons, Belgium at SHAPE NATO and was hired about a week later. I was ecstatic and initially had really good relationships with my administrators. My principal there was also Filipina. However, I ended up having a fallout at this school as well, but the fallout was much worse. In order to save space here, I'll link to my blog post where I include more documentation and a longer account of events.
Long story short, after an initial argument that began with micromanagement of my seating arrangement escalated to the point of me being terminated, having my email password changed, my CAC deactivated, my IDs confiscated, my key fob confiscated, my license plates removed from my car, my pay and housing allowance cut, and being banned from a NATO base for life even as a guest. It was odd that they found a teacher so dangerous that they had to ban them for life from the "Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe." Additionally they refused to fly me home or ship any of my belongings back, so I relied on friends through a GoFundMe to get back to the States.
This principal at SHAPE ES was also Filipina and interestingly enough, one of the colleges where she claims she got her credentials from his her own family owned school in the Philippines called the JE Mondejar Computer School, which she is also on the board of. What's also interesting is there was a Supreme Court case in the Philippines that she won where the judge tried to keep her from leaving the country. She's since changed her last name to Schlueter after getting married to another retired DoDEA principal, but in this case she's referred to as Bernadette Mondejar.
After my fallout at SHAPE I began receiving a flood of stories from other teachers in the same situation, some fighting for decades and elevating their cases all the way up to the Supreme Court. Major newspapers like the Stars and Stripes have blown us off or would lead us on and then tell us last moment that they didn't have enough evidence, despite having testimonies from dozens of teachers and parents, having access to emails and audio recordings, having screenshots of text messages and Facebook posts, etc. Some of these stories I feel more comfortable sharing publicly since those teachers are comfortable themselves, like the woman who was retaliated against by being forced to teach in asbestos covered rooms as a form of retaliation which she details in her own personal memoir.
However, there are some other heartbreaking stories of my students and other teachers that I'll have to refrain from sharing publicly because they involve some powerful people that I fear could still put these people's lives in danger. As I sit and write this too, I'm realizing just how many details of my own story or my colleagues' stories that I might be leaving out, but I'd probably never finish this post if I kept on going.
Other weird slightly relevant stories I just thought of:
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2020.08.05 02:29 gregathon_1 If someone tells you we live in a patriarchy, show them this post.

According to a study done in 2012, men usually receive 63% longer sentencing for the same crime than women do. [1] There are clearly large gender gaps favoring women throughout the sentence length distribution. Another meta-analysis found that it was advantageous for defendants to be physically attractive, female, white, and of high socioeconomic status. [2] Men receive capital punishment 100x as much as women. [3] In a study done by the University of San Fransisco Law, it found that women guilty of capital murder were far less likely to receive the death penalty than men who had done capital murder and that people who killed women were more likely to receive capital punishment than people who killed men. [4]
In the U.K., women are only jailed for serious crimes as the new Justice Secretary revealed in July of 2018. [5] While men get jailed for the most minor offenses, such as smoking weed in their own home (and get large prison sentences), women only get jailed for actually serious crimes such as murder, treason, or robbery. This is not even a new concept, as in the 1800s, whatever crime a woman committed, her husband served time for it. [6] How is this patriarchy? Feminists seem to think that chivalry was misogynistic or sexist against women, but, in reality, it protected and privileged them in almost every way.
Faculty in STEM fields have demonstrated a preference for female applicants over equally qualified male applicants by a factor of 2:1. [7] If women were being pushed away from STEM, how would this be the case?
A paper just published in the British Journal of Psychology led by Steve Stewart-Williams found that people respond to research on sex differences in ways that favor females. In two studies, participants were asked to read a popular science article that was experimentally manipulated to suggest that either men or women have a more desirable quality (for example, men/women are better at drawing or men/women lie less often). Participants evaluated the female-favoring research more favorably than male-favoring research. Specifically, participants found the female-favoring research more important, more plausible, and more well-conducted and found the male-favoring research more offensive, more harmful, more upsetting, and more inherently sexist. This pro-female bias was observed among both male and female participants, and in study two, the researchers replicated the results in a south-east Asian sample. [8]
We have also found that people have a stronger desire to censor science that disfavors women. In this study, participants were asked to read a series of passages from books and to decide whether the text should be censored (for example, whether it should be removed from the library, whether a professor should not be allowed to require it for class). One passage argued that either men or women make better leaders. The results showed that people wanted to censor the book more when it argued that men make better leaders than women than when it argued the opposite. [9]
According to a study done by Developmental Science, on the development of implicit and explicit gender attitudes, found that both sexes are significantly biased towards females over males. “Findings demonstrate that implicit and explicit own-gender preferences emerge early in both boys and girls, but implicit own-gender preferences are stronger in young girls than boys. In addition, female participants’ attitudes remain largely stable over development, whereas male participants’ implicit and explicit attitudes show an age-related shift towards increasing female positivity. Gender attitudes are an anomaly in that social evaluations dissociate from social status, with both male and female participants tending to evaluate female more positively than male.” [10]
A meta-analysis found that women, on average, receive substantially more help than men, and men give more help than they receive. [11] This is backed up by the literally innumerable amount of money spent on female causes. For instance, federal and state money subsidizes more than 15,000 women’s studies courses versus a measly 91 men’s studies courses. In Canada, Canada’s Department of Education helps fund the Canadian equivalent of the National Organization for Women 7 and every Canadian province has a Women’s Directorate (Ontario’s has a staff of fifty-one and a budget of $8 million per year). A Google Scholar search for misogyny yielded 114,000 results, whereas a search for misandry yielded only 2,340. The data is pretty clear: people are vastly more sympathetic toward women and their causes than they are to men.
Boys also receive vastly more corporal punishment than girls (such as getting paddled), along with African-Americans and Hispanics. [12] Why do boys have to receive violent education when women who misbehave and do the exact same offense do not?
Girls earn significantly better grades than boys in the education system unlike what is found in scholastic achievement tests, according to a meta-analysis done by the University of New Brunswick.[13] Another study done by OECD confirmed this very fact: when the teacher does not know that the student is a boy, his grade is put at least ⅓ higher than it already is. [14] This shows a significant bias towards girls in terms of grading since it has nothing to do with scores.
The pressure to be masculine amongst men is also significantly greater than the pressure to feminine amongst girls. The teenage suicide rate amongst gays is 3x as high as the suicide rate amongst lesbians. [15] This implies that effeminate men are more likely to get bullied than women who act more manly. Think about it: if a girl showed up to school or work dressed manly (say with a suit), no one would bat an eye; but, if a boy showed up anywhere with a dress, he would be completely laughed at and made fun of.
Additionally, in family courts, women win 90% of all child custody cases. [16] This is plain and simple misandry (or sexism against men) in the court system, and no one talks about it. There is absolutely no reason why a woman has more of a right to her own child than a man, and to claim otherwise would be discriminatory.
Men also pay 97% of alimony (or financial support to their spouse post-divorce). [17] Men don’t make that much more money than women (considering the wage gap is not that large), and, therefore, should not have to pay that much alimony. Once again, plain and simple misandry.
Men are also exploited as cash machines by other women in relationships. 70% of U.K. women would instantly change their minds about leaving a boring man if he won a lottery jackpot. [18] 78% of US women said a partner with a steady job was the most important trait in a future spouse. [19] 75% of women say that they would have a problem with dating someone who doesn’t have a job, and only 4% of women would go out with an unemployed man. [20] In China, women expect men to provide apartments along with a cash marriage offer in order to have a relationship. [21] Women are seen as sex objects, but men are seen as success and money objects. A man’s success and wealth matter more than his individual character.
In life-threatening situations (such as abandoned ships), women and children are always saved first. [22] When a man and woman fail to protect, the results are always different. For instance, when a male captain failed to control his ship and the resultant oil spill destroyed wildlife, the names Exxon Valdez and Captain Joseph Hazelwood became infamous. Captain Hazelwood was put on trial, fined, and imprisoned. He became the pitiful butt of jokes by Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. His drinking was highlighted. The fact that a sudden schedule change had pushed an exhausted captain and crew back to sea and into a ruined career was ignored. So, what happens when a female captain does that?
When a female air traffic controller failed at her job and the resultant air crash killed thirty-four humans (not wildlife), her colleagues took her to a hotel to shield her from publicity. They spent days comforting her. Instead of being the butt of jokes, she received humor therapy, paid for by taxes. Rather than sue her, the Federal Aviation Administration provided her with a counselor. Instead of publicizing her name, the National Transportation Safety Board cooperated in keeping her identity secret from the public. To this day, her name remains virtually unknown. Headlines in papers from the Los Angeles Times to The New York Times focused on her grief, not the grief of the families of those killed or the ruined lives of those injured, for instance: “Controller Was Stricken by Grief, Tears after Crash.” If this is true, then how would the misogyny theory make sense? We clearly accept female error a lot better than we do male error, so this would point to an entirely different narrative than most feminists push.
Male genital mutilation is also legal, but female genital mutilation is not. While some forms of female genital mutilation are a lot worse than male genital mutilation, both are not O.K. If you look at the procedure of circumcision, it is quite horrible; the baby is screaming and crying as his penis’ foreskin is retracted using a clamp. [23] - Warning: Graphic The fact that male babies should be allowed to get tortured and reduced sexual pleasure should be something eliminated and removed from society if we want to get anywhere towards gender equality.
In terms of domestic violence, 70.7% of domestic violence is female-perpetrated [24]; and according to the CDC, 53.3% percent of men had been the victims of intimate partner violence in the past 12 months. [25] So, the question remains: why are there no domestic violence shelters for men? Even though it is true that a lot of domestic violence against females go unreported, the media still paints domestic violence as a female-only issue when the statistics (of reported cases) shows otherwise.
Every time, women are killed somewhere, in the news headline, it is almost unanimously made clear that, indeed, a woman was killed; but when a man is killed, he is usually referred to as a person., Take for instance, the Chibok schoolgirl kidnappings where hundreds of schoolgirls were kidnapped by a terrorist group called Boko Haram [26]; everyone from Barack and Michelle Obama [27] to the U.K. government [28] denounced the kidnappings as misogynistically intended kidnappings made to take away education from girls. However, almost none of these girls were actually killed; they were put into an arranged marriage with the chance to escape. The boys, on the other hand, were burned and killed; and mind you, they were called “people,” “students,” and “villagers,” not “boys” or “men.” [29], [30], [31], [32], [33], [34], [35] In one of the reports written by AFP, it is said: “A hundred and six people, including an old woman, have been killed by the attackers, suspected to be Boko Haram gunmen…” [36]
According to an Oxfam protection survey, 41% more killings were of men and boys by Boko Haram than of women and girls [37]; the number was even higher amongst adults, with 77% more men killed than women. Whenever girls are killed (or kidnapped), their gender must be mentioned since it has to do with that; but when it’s boys killed, it’s just a group of individuals dead and must never have anything to do with their gender. Studies have confirmed this as well, that female victims (and especially white females) are focused most in the media. [38]
This plays into the concept of “male expendability,” or the idea that in society, female life matters more than male life. In 1998, shortly after the Rwandan genocide, Hillary Clinton gave a speech in El Salvador, saying: “Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat.” [39] This implies that the men who died aren’t really the victims of war; it is women who matter because they are impacted by the death of men, not because the men, in and of themselves, died.
The “male disposability hypothesis” is also backed up by many studies. In 2016, a study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science where it found that people would be significantly more willing to sacrifice men than women in times of crisis; they are also more willing to inflict harm upon men rather than women. [40] A study done in Poland (in 2017) found that people were 3 times as likely to deliver severe electric shocks to men when asked by an experimenter to do so than to women. [41] A study done in 2000, found that amongst vehicular homicides, drivers who kill women very often get much higher sentences than drivers who kill men. [42] This is also true in regards to all crimes; according to a study done in 2004, criminals who victimized females received vastly more punishment than those who victimized males. [43] A husband whose wife died is way more likely to commit suicide and be depressed than a wife whose husband died. [44]
It explains why 93% of workplace fatalities are male [45]; men are forced to do dangerous jobs, which gets them killed and society simply doesn’t care. This is confirmed by a study done by the USBLS, which found that the most hazardous jobs (the ones with the highest-death percentage) were almost exclusively male [46], [47]:
Firefighting
99% male
Ironworking
99% male
Trucking
98% male
Construction
98% male
Logging
98% male
Coal Mining
97% male
Whereas the least hazardous jobs (ones with the lowest-death percentages) were always almost completely exclusively female [48]:
Secretary
99% female
Receptionist
97% female
The Jobs Related Almanac ranked 250 jobs from best to worst based on a combination of salary, stress, work environment, outlook, security, and physical demands. 24/25 out of these jobs were 95-100% male-dominated. [49] Military deaths are largely male as well. According to the FAS, in the Korean War, 99.9% of all deaths were male. In the Vietnam War, once again, 99.9% of all deaths were male. During the Persian Gulf War, 95% of all deaths were male. During Panama, 100% of deaths were male. During OEF and OIF, 98% percent of deaths were male. Why is this such a persistent theme?
“I think women are too valuable to be in combat.” - Casper Weinberger, U.S. Secretary of Defense (under Reagan)
“It is not appropriate for women to engage in combat... to be captured or to be shot, as opposed to pushing a button someplace in a missile silo.” - Sandra Day O’Connor, Supreme Court Justice
“If there’s a fire at sea and you have to slam down a hatch to save the ship, you might do it on a man. But on a woman…”
According to the feminist, this must be due to sexism, since women have to stay in the kitchen. I also don’t think, however, that being brutally killed in war is all that much better than being a caretaker due to evolutionary instincts. As all this evidence (including the quotes) shows, it is female life being placed as more valuable than the male life, that is an explanation for this male disposability.
If feminism is about, “aiming to establish and achieve the political, economic, personal, and social equality of the sexes,” then why does it never talk about these issues? Why does it stay silent on the issues that really matter? Why are there no gender studies classes on any of these topics? It’s almost as if the media, politicians, and radicals don’t actually care about the equality of the sexes, but are only looking to drive an oppression narrative to which it can gain political standings off of.
These are serious examples of structural sexism that have long-standing impacts, and all we can ramble about is how it’s harder to pronounce ‘woman’ rather than ‘man?’ Or how insults against a man in English also insult women in some subtle way?
Saying the word ‘policeman’ will discourage little girls and even grown women from becoming police officers, but calling the force of evil that oppresses women after men (patriarchy) and the force of good that will bring gender equality after women (feminism) is completely fine? We can’t carry on this absurdity as a society of claiming structural oppression against women. We have to focus on real issues, and then truly work to achieve some form of gender equality.
This idea that patriarchy exists and male privilege is a harmful myth that helps no one. Men who want to feel guilt for something that they’re not even guilty of in the first place are plain and simple simps. They want to pretend like they share guilt for all female problems.
Response to common feminist myths:
Some feminists may object by pointing out the wage gap, and that women earn less than men (specifically 77 cents to the dollar a man makes). But, the reason is that this merely divides the annual salary of men with women. It does not take into account career professions, where women have statistically been shown to go to careers that pay less and careers where men get paid more vice-versa. [50] For the same job and qualifications, the wage gap is 98 cents to the dollar a man makes. [51] However, this still does not account for the number of hours worked, which men work a lot more of. [52] Also, it has been found that young, single, and childless women earn 17% more than men. [52] Going by feminist standards, we have just proved that we live under a misandrist matriarchy! Asking why male CEOs make more than female CEOs is seriously like asking why female models get paid more than male models. Some women get paid 180 grand to sell feet pics. [53] Seriously, taking one picture a day or week of their own feet and getting paid fortunes. The “pay gap” is something that is really appalling because it displays a lack of basic common sense.
Women have been, evolutionarily speaking, caretakers. [54] In hunter-gatherer societies, women gathered and took care of kids, whereas, men cooperatively hunted. [55] So, they often make career choices that make less money and sometimes, even no money. Women, therefore, naturally thrive under jobs such as nursing or even abstinence of jobs altogether in the pursuit of taking care of offspring. The fact that women tend to choose fewer STEM careers is not the result of cultural prejudice because a study done in countries (where there’s higher national gender equality) found that sex differences in the magnitude of relative academic strengths and pursuit of STEM degrees rose. [56] This isn’t sexism, it’s just basic biology.
But, why do women hold less than 25% of governmental positions in the U.S. nationwide? Why can’t women become leaders like men? Why do men take up the top 1%? The problem with this is that it ignores everything else. Men take up 70% of the homeless [57] and are 2x as likely to be drug-addicted. [58] This takes up about 15% of the population, according to the CDC. [59] So, the fact that men take up the top 1% means absolutely nothing if they also take up the bottom 15%. Also, looking at men in government and saying they have all the power is like looking at women in grocery stores and saying they have all the food. It’s a matter of choice, not adding a gendered prefix next to a suffix.
Plus, most of these congressmen, CEO’s, etc… have wives and children that benefit from the money that they make; the spouses of CEO’s end up inevitably doing less work than the CEO’s themselves. In Japan, overwork resulting in death is called karoshi. So, far, in the past 20 years, sudden deaths amongst executives have gone up by a lot. And, as usual, men in their 40’s take up the vast majority of these deaths. [60]
Another method that feminists use to justify patriarchy is rape culture; men have the privilege of not being raped whereas women do. However, this is just false; men are actually raped way more often than women when accounting for the number of prison rapes (over 900,000 male inmates raped), according to The Guardian and the American Public Health Association. [61], [62]
Feminists will also bring up slut-shaming against women as an example of societal sexism against women; women are slut-shamed for being promiscuous, whereas men can be as promiscuous as they want. But, this is actually completely incorrect. In fact, a study done by George Washington University found that on Facebook, promiscuous males are slut-shamed much more than promiscuous women. [63] And for those that do slut-shame women, a large majority are women themselves. [64]
But, what about sexual harassment? Don’t women get sexually harassed and men don’t have to deal with that? Male privilege! Actually, let’s look at the facts. Since 1988, making a dirty joke, looking at a woman’s short skirt, calling a female employee “honey,” can all be illegal and considered sexual harassment if a woman decides she doesn’t like it and the man has perpetrated the act. [65] In other words, women have the power to imprison men for "sexual harassment" if they do anything that could be interpreted as sexually suggestive. When you actually delve into the politics of sexual harassment, a different image other than the feminist model of misogyny emerges.

Thank you guys for reading!
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2020.08.01 16:10 soldierdelaluz THE FALL OF THE SATANIC CABAL

The Fall of the Satanic Cabal;
KATHY GROVES SRA VICTIM SPEAKS OUT “I’ve witnessed thousands of murders largely of children of color” https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCrCscWAv9S/?igshid=udigmmnr4c3j
http://theshamecampaign.com/2018/08/16/katy-groves-cia-child-snuff-survivor-speaks-out/
COALITION TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING https://twitter.com/saraashcraft/status/1286031008819744768?s=21
Rabbi Finkelstein https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCuM2ZbgS_?igshid=89tkh0o26wu7
https://www.google.com/search?q=rabbi+finkelstein&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
DEMS AND RUSSIA COLLUSION https://twitter.com/karluskap/status/1287562751955668993?s=21
The cabal is terrified https://twitter.com/john_f_kennnedy/status/1285740109749510145?s=21
Galactic Federation https://youtu.be/he4AB_4WyVc
Mk ultra fbi exposé https://twitter.com/mrdeeds1111/status/ 1280933415689302016?s=21 Pre mk ultra https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_ARTICHOKE
Ideals https://twitter.com/politicalfarm/status/1281279889044238336?s=21
Nxivm sex cult https://www.google.com/search?q=nexium+sex+cult&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari Celebsexposed https://filmdaily.co/news/nxivm-cult-celebrities/
A patriotic website https://stillnessinthestorm.com/
Sons of belial https://www.google.com/search?q=sons+of+belial&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
NWO https://twitter.com/politicalfarm/status/1281279889044238336?s=21
Sex trafficking (wayfair ICE) https://twitter.com/darrianperdue/status/1281488352164929539?s=21
Wayfair CCfMvznlV75/?igshid=1qo2xr6nuacs6 https://www.instagram.com/p/
Robert David Steele Ex cia calls out Hillary https://medium.com/@paranoid.factoid.reports/in-a-public-interview-session-former-cia-clandestine-officer-robert-david-steele-has-claimed-16a373fda82b
Out of shadows https://youtu.be/MY8Nfzcn1qQ
Salem witch trial correlation with “Increase Mather” https://www.google.com/search?q=increase+mather&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
CIA insights on Remote viewing and psychic abilities https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP96-00789R003300210001-2.pdf
Wayfair confirmation https://twitter.com/roberts15683788/status/1281777707626500096?s=21
Waif fare https://twitter.com/robcounts/status/1282086347801604096?s=21
Wayfair https://twitter.com/sheepknowmore/status/1282686150142877696?s=21
Heinrich Himmler and nazi occultism , Thule Society https://www.google.com/search?q=heinrich+himmler%27s+ritual+chambers+thule+society&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
Stopping Traffic documentary https://www.google.com/search?q=stopping+traffic&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
John travolta plane https://twitter.com/leelooleah/status/1282772110541230082?s=21
Chrissy teigen https://twitter.com/inevitable_et/status/1282771825122934784?s=21
Epic 9/11 exposé https://simardartizanfarm.ca/ARK/9-11%20As%20A%20Mass%20Ritual.pdf
Blm sex traffic https://www.instagram.com/p/CCl6KDNlDpI/?igshid=13ce47swvpx74
BLM Muslim Brotherhood connection by Leonard m. Scruggs https://www.thetribunepapers.com/2016/09/28/the-muslim-brotherhood-and-black-lives-matte
Howie vid decoded wayfair talk https://twitter.com/ranch_woman85/status/1282826277137850368?s=21
More howie https://www.instagram.com/p/CCoY9M7gDBj/?igshid=a34irc9digeo
Ellen wayfair connection https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/ellen-under-fire-for-wayfair-partnership-amid-conspiracy-theory
Man confronts wayfair https://twitter.com/karluskap/status/1282867097241104385?s=21
Chrissy https://twitter.com/inevitable_et/status/1282876998474321921?s=21
https://twitter.com/inevitable_et/status/1282883413901336576?s=21
Media and Rockefeller connection https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_S._Paley
Michael Aquino search https://www.google.com/search?q=michael+aquino&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
Max spiers https://www.pinterest.com/pin/419679259009908734/
UN pedo correlation (John Dalglish) https://www.google.com/search?q=john+dalglish&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
Chrissy tweets https://twitter.com/inevitable_et/status/1283020799599755265?s=21
Chrissy slime https://twitter.com/majorpatriot/status/1283055914245861376?s=21
5g ban in uk https://twitter.com/prayingmedic/status/1283075235252592640?s=21
Beverly Eckert a 9/11 patriot http://falsificationofhistory.co.uk/geopolitics/the-murder-of-beverly-eckert/
Boohoo Chrissy https://twitter.com/karluskap/status/1283115499463770116?s=21
UN demands NWO https://twitter.com/cjtruth/status/1276652834243710976?s=21
Denver airport SUS AF https://twitter.com/meg_rudden/status/1276599963259002880?s=21
Crisis actor SUPER SUS https://twitter.com/aaureilus/status/1276790136123142144?s=21
Crack cocaine exposé (Start on “B. The Contra Story” section for direct info) https://oig.justice.gov/special/9712/ch01p1.htm
It’s Not the Equality Act, It’s The Pedophile Protection Act https://www.afa.net/the-stand/culture/2019/05/it-s-not-the-equality-act-it-s-the-pedophile-protection-act/
Cabal takedown in turkey https://twitter.com/aqtime/status/1277192811205492736?s=21
Aussie pedos https://twitter.com/awakeauslion/status/1265621675426476032?s=21
Soros talks down on trump https://twitter.com/yoder_esqq/status/1268362041221361664?s=21
Prince Andrew pedo Epstein link https://twitter.com/mirrorbreaking_/status/1269742332099858432?s=21
Search “an open secret” documentary https://www.google.com/search?q=todd+bridges+exposes+hollywood&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
Bill gates pedo island https://twitter.com/conspiracyb0t/status/1269781193131651072?s=21
Queen Elizabeth and Vlad the impaler correlation https://www.google.com/search?q=queen+of+england+vlad+the+impaler&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
Ex vampire turned Christian https://www.google.com/search?q=bill+schnoebelen&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
Hillary racism https://twitter.com/jordan_sather_/status/1269721882766348289?s=21
Pedo exposé 1980s https://twitter.com/karluskap/status/1271173627531190276?s=21
Blm exposed https://twitter.com/realcandaceo/status/1271086550504353793?s=21
Psycho Gates https://twitter.com/inevitable_et/status/1271637287151955968?s= https://twitter.com/inevitable_et/status/1271637287151955968?s=21
2020 our common destiny (A21 and more) http://nord.twu.net/acl/ebookdownload/2020_ebook.pdf
Giuliani on soros https://twitter.com/karluskap/status/1271962024331874304?s=21
Mel Gibson been known https://twitter.com/itsover16274589/status/1271446541400670213?s=21
Biden n Soros and tax corruption https://twitter.com/inevitable_et/status/1275470079849672704?s=21
Celebs n politicians get blown up https://twitter.com/karluskap/status/1275271989977133058?s=21
The fall of our education system “The deliberate dumbing down of America” http://deliberatedumbingdown.com/ddd/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DDDoA.pdf  THE LEIPZIG CONNECTION https://thebridgelifeinthemix.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/The-Leipzig-Connection-Systematic-Destruction-of-American-Education-1993.pdf MORE DUMBING DOWN 
Patriot had enough https://twitter.com/m2madness/status/1276521295086260225?s=21
Biden sus lol https://twitter.com/robcounts/status/1276579463661322241?s=21
Cabal subliminals https://twitter.com/karluskap/status/1276855919557705728?s=21
https://twitter.com/mishioswin/status/1276864246647840771?s=21
Antichrist prophecies (the beast system) https://www.google.com/search?q=the+beast+system&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
SHIT NEWS MEDIA https://twitter.com/kiaz19/status/1277240340240531457?s=21
Maxwell https://twitter.com/techno_fog/status/1278691979732320259?s=21
https://twitter.com/techno_fog/status/1278693210043408386?s=21
Bill Clinton n maxwell https://twitter.com/catturd2/status/1278692881436418054?s=21 More https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/07/03/rose-mcgowan-calls-for-bill-clinton-arrest-after-ghislaine-maxwell-charged/
Adrenochrome http://www.shadolsonshow.com/2019/07/20/child-adrenochrome-globalist-cabals-immortality-drug-of-choice/ Dirty dems https://twitter.com/robcounts/status/1278650064857182213?s=21
Supreme Court justice pedo https://twitter.com/buckeyefrankmp/status/1278712462267858949?s=21
Anti Pedo March https://twitter.com/juliansrum/status/1279101936042676225?s=21
More maxwell n Clinton https://twitter.com/breitbartnews/status/1279184294355795973?s=21
A true patriot (EPSTEIN DIDNT KHS) https://twitter.com/karluskap/status/1199534148362391552?s=21
FALLEN LEGENDS AGAINST CABAL https://twitter.com/9kwiz/status/1279218044124966912?s=21
Jean Luc Brunel n maxwell https://twitter.com/thysia_huisman/status/1278952607747395584?s=21
https://twitter.com/thysia_huisman/status/1279531876152225795?s=21
Rothschild n maxwell n Dershowitz https://twitter.com/mikebravodude/status/1279528564849807361?s=21
Rothschild pizzagate https://twitter.com/zayleesoulfire/status/1279549349849182209?s=21
Maxwells potential list https://twitter.com/inevitable_et/status/1279753590609854465?s=21
Flight logs https://twitter.com/inevitable_et/status/1279753627620347905?s=21
https://twitter.com/inevitable_et/status/1279753699967959040?s=21
Ricky gervais shits on Hollywood https://youtu.be/LCNdTLHZAeo
JFK Mk ultra https://youtu.be/c5U0eCCkZwM
Bohemian grove https://youtu.be/xXaDedsJQAY Moreeeee http://www.theoccultmuseum.com/bohemian-grove-conspiracy-sinister-occult-photographs-from-the-turn-of-the-20th-century/
The secret families https://youtu.be/BusdooE10vQ
Bloodlines of Illuminati on cia database https://www.cia.gov/library/abbottabad-compound/FC/FC2F5371043C48FDD95AEDE7B8A49624_Springmeier.-.Bloodlines.of.the.Illuminati.R.pdf
Jeffrey Epstein https://youtu.be/7-c-ZOMyLs8
Rosa Koire UN Agenda 21 https://youtu.be/3PrY7nFbwAY
Eminent domain case (A21) https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&hl=en-us&ei=Q5GaXrzCBuKFggf0gruwCg&q=kelo+court+case&oq=kelo+court&gs_lcp=ChNtb2JpbGUtZ3dzLXdpei1zZXJwEAEYADICCAAyCAgAEBYQChAeMgYIABAWEB4yBQghEKABMgUIIRCgAToECAAQRzoHCAAQgwEQQzoECAAQQzoFCAAQgwE6BAgAEApQqxNYlStghDdoAHABeAOAAZ0UiAHlMpIBDzAuMS40LTEuMC4xLjktMpgBAKABAQ&sclient=mobile-gws-wiz-serp
UN FILE ON A21 https://www.postsustainabilityinstitute.org/uploads/4/4/6/6/4466371/agenda.21.attendees.pdf
MK ULTRA EXPOSED BY EX CIA https://youtu.be/kA6eBKvph_Y
UN Agenda 21 and you https://youtu.be/52NaRLPzDcg
Krazy bone in Agenda 21 https://youtu.be/LOM6tmd90Lk
Annie Jacobson <33333
Operation paper clip https://youtu.be/HHs5M3pyd3Q The pentagon brain https://youtu.be/_JZot1YANL4
Voice of god technology (EOW) https://youtu.be/hTzVJpoJdt4
Smart phones and emfs (EOW) https://youtu.be/zaA8bH7wqmg
SATANIC RITUAL ABUSE https://youtu.be/943I4G5tcOE https://youtu.be/943I4G5tcOE Satanic covens (Wisconsin) https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&hl=en-us&ei=LVHQXo6HOO2a_QbI5pq4Cg&q=wisconsin+300+satanic+covens&oq=wisconsin+300+satanic+covens&gs_lcp=ChNtb2JpbGUtZ3dzLXdpei1zZXJwEAMyBQghEKABOgQIABAeOgIIKToFCAAQgwE6AggAOgIILjoGCAAQFhAeOgUIIRCrAjoICCEQFhAdEB5Q-EhY4IgBYMiLAWgAcAB4AIABpwKIAZAkkgEGMC4yMi41mAEAoAEB&sclient=mobile-gws-wiz-serp
Fiona Barnett personal experience and survivor of SRA https://fionabarnettblog.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/eyes-wide-open-_fiona-barnett_first-edition_august-2019.pdf
John Desouza 😭😭 https://youtu.be/CeIvUbJfP9g
Obama gate https://youtu.be/erqtM-io4OA
Alliance vs deep state https://youtu.be/X8kIcwb-5OY
Psychological/spiritual warfare (kind of a weird guy but...) https://youtu.be/V0VUxDzR1Jc https://youtu.be/V0VUxDzR1Jc
Eddie bravo hones in https://youtu.be/ZtVJjTUXMF4
Isaac Kappy and Chester benington https://youtu.be/MpWcv_vGM-U
White hat state of the world. BIBLICAL TIMES. https://youtu.be/5SZngzzTg7Y
RICH MANS TRICK https://youtu.be/8ObvK4NR_LI
JB AND “YUMMY”VIDEO PIZZAGATE CORRELATION https://youtu.be/cs94qQsXO-M
DS WARNING FROM TRUMP https://youtu.be/qS6WK8KdjVI
QANON PLAN TO SAVE THE WORLD https://youtu.be/KVeDKuHPDK8
https://youtu.be/MRtEgdgj_XQ
https://youtu.be/80s5xuvzCtg
https://youtu.be/NGuyUyRBsA4
GOD WINS https://youtu.be/Vb3okWhr_rA
Hitlers hunt for holy relics https://youtu.be/kj8kJhfr2js Exhibit a: https://tricycle.org/magazine/hitler-and-himalayas-ss-mission-tibet-1938-39/
EMF DOCUMENTARY https://youtu.be/9mK93gHFWXs https://youtu.be/9mK93gHFWXs
Jim Marrs speaks on the rich families, government affiliates, aliens, wars jfk http://index-of.es/z0ro-Repository-2/Cybe06%20-%20Miscellaneous/Rule%20by%20Secrecy%20-%20Jim%20Marrs.pdf
Oprah Winfrey must go to court for pedophilia in her schools https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/oprah-winfrey-ordered-stand-trial-case-linked-sex-abuse-scandal-all-girls-school-article-1.167054
UN VACCINE/COVID AND MARTIAL LAW AGENDA https://twitter.com/twatterisab/status/1283139058923790336?s=21
https://twitter.com/twatterisab/status/1283143329148923904?s=21
https://twitter.com/twatterisab/status/1283146936015437824?s=21
https://twitter.com/twatterisab/status/1283147198339768321?s=2
https://twitter.com/twatterisab/status/1283148236555841536?s=21
MASKS AND OXYGEN LEVELS (OSHA) https://twitter.com/twatterisab/status/1278206576227053568?s=21
Matrix and reality https://twitter.com/twatterisab/status/1278205953221914624?s=21
Chrissy can’t handle the heat https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8522671/Chrissy-Teigen-hits-breaking-point-wild-claims-linking-Jeffrey-Epstein.html
CLAY CLARK PUTS BILL GATES/FAUCI AND COVID ON BLAST https://twitter.com/littllemel/status/1283315638979768320?s=21
More Chrissy panic (love to see it) https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/chrissy-teigen-blocks-1-million-twitter-accounts-driving-conspiracy-theory-links-her-jeffrey-epstein
https://twitter.com/realjameswoods/status/1283454276686106626?s=21
More celeb takedown https://www.instagram.com/p/CCq_In6nzJO/?igshid=1txn1xowhc90o
Giuliani and autonomous zone reality (nwo) https://www.instagram.com/p/CBcPYqegv_c/?igshid=12hiksjn6xmxi
Bush painting https://www.instagram.com/p/CBf1gMkgJBL/?igshid=hks6emudbr6h
Abortion and black life reality https://www.instagram.com/p/CBgop1vB7J?igshid=t5c8utx3h1tu
Poor child describes pedophile experience https://www.instagram.com/p/CBjeBxzg8Cy/?igshid=1jle6pfavon5i
Fallen patriots https://www.instagram.com/p/CBcSMQSDubv/?igshid=37099a4celrq
Andrenochrome in plain sight (simpsons) https://www.instagram.com/p/CB8RaQxAlC9/?igshid=p2tiehj33les
Man admits rigged elections https://www.instagram.com/p/CB77AZJKasH/?igshid=15lanqmssdoai
DTJ on reality of the dems https://www.instagram.com/p/CB8ruhQFF1H/?igshid=14841d3glmxv1
Lady patriot https://www.instagram.com/p/CCAKnXjhqEk/?igshid=1tb5oj2a93a2
CRYPTOCURRENCY SYSTEM USING BODY ACTIVITY DATA https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2020060606
Corona patent https://patents.google.com/patent/US10130701B2/de
Mel Gibson knows https://www.instagram.com/p/CCr-EomnYGK/?igshid=1868zz05twoom
Isaac Kappy https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCr1K9eATK6/?igshid=1x4yu3nll8kpq
Lee Daniels baby blood https://twitter.com/lionelmedia/status/1283789741528420352?s=21
Adam Sandler Jennifer Aniston https://www.instagram.com/p/CCy-C1AAzTQ/?igshid=1wuc3q6qes66
Wayfair and satanic place https://www.instagram.com/p/CCwR8bhn9n25iwobA7lN20ICcmbjatNdlgOlZU0/?igshid=1hn4e9314t11a
The hunting party 
In plain sight, cartoon https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCzeHoLgJlt/?igshid=18e14maoxyxq7
Chrissy and her demons https://twitter.com/cjtruth/st1284621467230130188?s=21atus/
John podesta? https://twitter.com/jennajameson/status/1284703239468793856?s=21
https://www.instagram.com/p/CC1VXyjgvwbw8rDJXoKqeOQG_AZR3B1skAHaL00/?igshid=qb5jdcjngtrp
Krayzie bone https://twitter.com/blessedbelight/status/1284560146346074114?s=21 https://twitter.com/blessedbelight/status/1284560146346074114?s=21
End BLM https://twitter.com/diamondandsilk/status/1284600065332514816?s=2
Bill Clinton’s faith healer https://twitter.com/dluxepepe/status/1284788252042506240?s=21
https://twitter.com/dluxepepe/status/1284789682002374656?s=21
Obama crazy sus https://twitter.com/realgeneralcaos/status/1284326003943395328?s=21
Pedo bracelet https://twitter.com/tonyxtwo/status/1285032087318409216?s=21
Spiritual warfare (China takes down crosses) https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2020/07/20/china-orders-christians-to-take-down-images-of-jesus-from-homes/
Dominic izzo Liz Crokin (pizzagate, mk ultra) https://youtu.be/0Jpx_r0lpLM
Britney Spears is waking up https://twitter.com/nickhintonn/status/1286079535549747200?s=21
China oppressing Christianity https://twitter.com/cjtruth/status/1286429874698297345?s=21
Ellen is a sick fuck https://www.instagram.com/p/CDANisvnuky/?igshid=a2y6kevb8m51
Ex cardinal gets caught. Sex ring. https://twitter.com/eyesonq2/status/1286453329049145345?s=21
Kanye exposing mkultra and 51/50 “actor” program https://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/kanye-west-exposes-dark-truths-about-kardashians-tries-to-break-away-from-them/
Hillary Clinton 26 times https://twitter.com/repmattgaetz/status/1286715722178142213?s=21
2 men defend federal court house from ANTIFA https://twitter.com/dbongino/status/1286723936546414594?s=21
Outside perspective on BLM/Antifa https://twitter.com/techstartupmom/status/1287404587318681612?s=21
Breitbart and other groups being censored by google https://twitter.com/karluskap/status/1288268180113235968?s=21
Trump jr on same topic https://twitter.com/karluskap/status/1288272417782222848?s=21
Ricky gervais https://twitter.com/rickygervais/status/1288156812416557059?s=21
AG Barr WRECKS the dems https://twitter.com/dailycallestatus/1288280039809744896?s=21
https://twitter.com/realjameswoods/status/1288519346814238720?s=21
Napler goes to sleep https://twitter.com/2runtherace/status/1288272801430941697?s=21
https://twitter.com/artvalley818/status/1288205665928798208?s=21
Pedophilia in high places of power https://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/six-case-studies-massive-child-pedophilia-ring-highest-power-levels/
Matt Gaetz RIPS Google CEO for collusion with China and their hand in smearing trumps campaign https://twitter.com/dailycallestatus/1288543844196376582?s=21
https://twitter.com/repmattgaetz/status/1288570886212202497?s=21
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CDRvEdrA5Ob/?igshid=12249gd52ljrz
Suckerberg can’t name ONE conservative moderator for his info distribution on Facebook !!! https://www.instagram.com/tv/CDRMBuSnG6i/?igshid=1pcy57sbiedss
Connections between Ray Chandler, Hitler, Alexander McQueen, Barbara bush/Aleister crowley https://twitter.com/crithinkclub/status/1288961725845450766?s=21
Maxwell unsealed documents https://twitter.com/techno_fog/status/1289009776433782786?s=21
Jim Jordan exposes Faucis take on protests and covid https://twitter.com/punishdem1776/status/1289238097251708928?s=21
Dems ain’t good for much these days https://twitter.com/karluskap/status/1289223351202979843?s=21
Justin Timberlake Cabal symbolism “supplies” https://twitter.com/karluskap/status/1289341506210406401?s=21
CHILD TRAFFICKING PROTEST! https://twitter.com/artvalley818/status/1289289847945846784?s=21
https://twitter.com/q_arla_/status/1289266893526724609?s=21
https://twitter.com/bucap004/status/1289320829931544576?s=21
https://twitter.com/bucap004/status/1289321795686772737?s=21
https://twitter.com/bucap004/status/1289321967581970432?s=21
https://twitter.com/bucap004/status/1289322241973338112?s=21
https://twitter.com/bucap004/status/1289324878525415424?s=21
https://twitter.com/bucap004/status/1289327071928307712?s=21
https://twitter.com/bucap004/status/1289327820976484352?s=21
https://twitter.com/bucap004/status/1289335598642270208?s=21
Man speaks truth about Obama https://twitter.com/montaga/status/1288939892924243968?s=21
Movie on trafficking https://twitter.com/blancosombrero/status/1289341445254590464?s=21
Will Ferrel you sick fuck https://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/will-ferrell-made-a-comedy-skit-about-child-trafficking-and-it-is-disgusting-video/
Fauci is a fraud https://twitter.com/karluskap/status/1289360146456391680?s=
Dems don’t Wana give out stimmy’s https://twitter.com/whitehouse/status/1289228380835995648?s=21
Patent for bodily cryptocurrency https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2020060606
The patent for coronavirus https://patents.google.com/patent/US10130701B2/de
Search for child leads to finding 23 kids https://fox5sandiego.com/news/world-news/search-for-child-leads-mexican-police-to-23-abducted-kids/
White House petition to investigate bill gates https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/coronavirus/white-house-petition-investigate-bill-gates-foundation-gets-over-600000
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2020.07.30 09:35 hereiamtosavetheday_ Write what you know... then ladle in the nonsense

So after WEEKS of waiting, planning and co-ordinating with the bridal shop to get my dress shipped to me (couldn’t go get it due to Covid), the shipping company emails me, and lets me know the dress is here, and would be available for pickup yesterday. They requested a copy of my identification, just to help ease along the process and make pickup easier.
End of Reality. Start the Victimization.
I got to the shipping company, and when they couldn’t find my dress and told me it had already been collected, I burst into tears. I’m sobbing to my fiancé, who is trying to work with the shipping person to figure it out. They’re confused. She matched the ID, she confirmed her name and date of birth, even where the item was coming from. Eventually they decide to check the cameras and see who it was the collected it so a police report could be filed.
If you spread information around IRL, someone will use it against you. Americans just can't get the hang of keeping their business to themselves. And of course OP went for Endless Tears, a signal to the conservative LadiesWhoReadTrash that THE MAN is about to step out of literary obscurity and Take Care Of Everything. Funny how OP traveled to the shipping company solo, but there's her hunnybunch, handling her shit. The shipping clerk who looked at a 50-some woman and handed over a wedding dress somehow wasn't able to say the words, "She looked like you, but older."
SHE FUCKING WENT ON HER LUNCH BREAK WITH MY SISTER, PICKED UP MY DRESS, AND TOOK IT HOME WITHOUT EVEN TELLING ME.
I drove straight to JNMom’s house and demanded my dress. “I don’t know what you’re talking about!” She claims, while the fucking box is on the god damn sofa behind her! She says she was just inspecting it to make sure it was ok after such a long shipping time, but I don’t care. She had no right. But is that the worst part? Nooooo.
IT WAS FUCKING THROWN ON HER BEDROOM FLOOR.
Aaaaand her Future-Vanishing-Character-To-Be has vanished again. Men come and go so quickly around the JustNo Network. Naturally OP responds in the most badass way possible. I mean-- someone steals and intended to damage your wedding dress, gaslights like a kitten on linoleum and pretty much pisses on your emotions-- what's a girl to do?
I’m officially password protecting everything related to the wedding now. If it even has a CHANCE of her interacting with it, it’s getting password protected.
I need a name for JNMom. She’s officially in the territory where she’s earned it.
So... mom's still invited. See, that would not be the correct response, not after two attempts to retain control over the dress. This is a disinvite scenario; its in Miss Manners, you can look it up. Once someone tries to steal your teacup greyhound, you don't arrange to meet them at the dogpark again. Apparently Sis was as unnecessary to the scene as the invisible DH.
Update: My sister and my mother have asked for a meeting with my father present to confirm what they’re saying. Dad is very much a JustYes and he would not lie to me, even for my mother. This meeting will decide if we go NC or not.
OP's tale will continue! All grown women prove their mettle by continuing to dance to their mother's tune: a JustNo OP will NEVER disengage. OP's even agreed to flying monkey attendance at her mommie's scheduled smackdown! Excellent. And of course, rather than go to the trouble of setting a boundary, OP will go No Contact... during which she'll stalk her mother's facebook, send emails, threaten C&D, and talk to any monkey can't fly away fast enough. She'll keep the Saga going as long as the fiction readers of JNMIL hand over the karma.
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2020.07.27 13:59 killroy200 The Racist Origins and Painful Legacy of Atlanta's Zoning

I'm going to start this post off with a few disclaimers:
  1. A good amount of my information comes from The Color of Law, by Richard Rothstein. I tried to find as many direct sources for the relevant topics brought up in the book as I could, but they weren't always readily availible. I highly encourage you to read the book itself if you want more details and his sources.
  2. While I am going to try to use Atlanta-specific information as much as possible, there are some things that I can only provide evidence for in general, not to mention that I have to discuss this with the wider national historical context as well since Atlanta was but one part of a massive racist horror show.
  3. I am by no means claiming to be an expert on this material. It's just what I have the most supporting information already at had for. Again, if you want to read more details from someone who spent much more time researching than I have, pick up a copy of The Color of Law.
  4. I am by no means claiming that fixing zoning will be the end-all-be-all of segregation legacy, nor that it will singularly solve disparities for minority populations compared to white populations within the city. Undoing the sheer scale of bullshit put in place to codify segregation and racial suppression as it manifests today is an undertaking requiring effort on par with something like the Green New Deal (coincidentally, there can be quite a lot of overlap in with a GND, and that's why climate and social justice are so often packaged with various versions of a GND). Fixing the legacy of racist zoning's impacts is just one part to an incredibly complex system, but it's still one worthy of doing. Gotta start somewhere, right?
Alright, on to the main content... Buckle up kiddos, we're going for a fuckin ride!

Why the Fuck are you Talking About Zoning Right Now‽

The country is, to use an incredible amount of understatement, in a bit of a pickle right now. We're in the midst of a global pandemic that's surging, and resurging within our borders. We're reeling at a seemingly never ending parade of tragedy and failure of composure from the very police forces sworn to protect us. We're dealing with an ever escalating push back and response from a federal government that is attempting to label protesters as terrorists. We've had impeachments, assassinations of foreign political operatives, the emboldenment of out-and-loud racists, foreign bounties on our military, historic Supreme Court decisions, and record stock market crashes. We're staring down the barrel of a depression, and there's a looming climate catastrophe that's been burning in the background of all of this.
So why, in the middle of all of this, am I bringing up zoning of all things? How could that possibly be relevant to any of this?
Well... as it turns out... quite a bit. See, zoning is one of those core functions of government, generally on the local level but not always, that just kinda exists. It's a long, boring, complicated mess of legal code that just doesn't come up all that often in our every day discussions (unless you're a nerd like me who keeps trying to shove it into every conversation... ahem...).
No matter how innocuous or intangible or boring zoning may feel, though, it actually has massive ramifications for how our build environment is shaped. That is literally its job, after all: codifying what is and isn't allowed to be built, where, and how. That build environment then has massive ramifications on a whole pile of social, economic, and environmental issues.
A good zoning code balances public desires for safety, health, and environmental protections, while also helping to ensure various amenities are provided, ideally outweighing any downsides of development with benefits to the community at large. Unfortunately, most zoning systems fail at this balance, often focusing on the wrong components as perceived negatives when they're actually benefits, while codifying build requirements that actively make things worse for the communities around them. A bad zoning code can make housing more expensive, make it harder to meet climate and environmental goals, make the general population more sickly, impede the ability of persons to generate generational wealth, and horrendously damage the tax base, making it harder to fund public projects.
As it turns out, most of these issues trace back to a few core ideas of the initial model zoning systems, and were originally put in as features of the codes. The intent at the time was mainly focused on creating a few specific negative outcomes, with many of the others having taken decades to fully manifest and be recognized. Yet, the original structure of the codes remain, bureaucratic momentum and an incomplete understanding of justice keeping them in place, dragging out the problems for years and years and years.
So what were those features, and what specific negative outcomes were they trying to achieve?

Setting the Stage for Segregation

First, we have to step back, and take a bit of a historical run up to provide proper context.
In 1877, Reconstruction ended. Federal troops, who had defeated the Confederacy, packed up and left the south after 12 years of postbellum occupation (14 if you include overlap years of occupation before the war's end). Reconstruction, though certainly not perfect, had been a time of relative empowerment for black Americans. Backed by federal troops, integration and political power was actually in reach. It wasn't 40-acres and a mule, but it was an incredible leap forward as the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments were enforced in about as blunt a way as possible: at the muzzle of a rifle. That all came to a painful and tragic end with the election of Republican Rutherford B. Hayes, who had promised southern Democrats the end of occupation in exchange for electoral support.
Almost immediately, black Americans suffered a bloody, violent resurgence of oppression, with segregation becoming standard practice, and enforced both at the hands of local law enforcement and mobs of white Americans. Worse yet, as Jim Crow laws and their efforts anchored themselves across the south, previously diverse and inclusive (relatively speaking) parts of the country began to follow suit. All over, towns and cities undertook the effort of removing, or isolating their black populations, using similar tactics learned from the southern states.
Like a cancer, segregation spread far and wide, becoming more and more recognized and acceptable. By 1913, freshly elected president Woodrow Wilson and his cabinet approved the implementation of segregation in federal offices, marking about as drastic a change in federal priority as you could take over the course of three and a half decades.
It is in this atmosphere of invigorated racist bullshit that zoning rises within the policy consciousness.

The Original Sin of Zoning

As a concept, zoning ordinances within the U.S. were rather new, with the 1908 Los Angeles municipal zoning ordinances being the first of their kind. The LA laws were a formalizing of existing nuisance laws, meant to create separations of land use and buffers between the harmful effects of industries and residences. Though specific business classifications (such as unnecessary prohibition of laundries, which were predominantly owned by Chinese immigrants at the time, in certain areas) did come with racial issues, they were quite tame by the standards of the time, as we're about to see.
Prior to the rise of zoning as a popular government effort, it was fairly rare to see actual legal code dedicated towards segregation, instead focusing efforts on government-endorsed vigilantism and governments not enforcing equality laws already in place. This began to change, however. In 1910, a few years before the federal government would make official its office segregation, and two years after the LA zoning system was established, Baltimore became the first city in the nation, (as stated by the New York Times), to create an explicit law mandating the segregation of city areas. The city ordinance dictated that blacks could not buy homes on blocks where whites were the majority, and vice versa. The law was... horribly broken, and judges had to grapple with the complex, integrated reality of the city, trying to adjudicate who could and couldn't live where, or buy property where, creating an incredible mess of legal issues across the city.
The practical problems with the law did not stop other cities from copying the effort, though. Invigorated by Baltimore's example, Birmingham, Dade County (Miami), Charleston, Dallas, Louisville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Richmond, St. Louis, and others all made their own version of racial segregaition mandates within landuse. Amungst this list was, in fact, the City of Atlanta, whose ordinance virtually copied the Baltimore law, with the added provision that a person of one color occupying a house in a mixed block could object to one of another color moving next door.
Unlike the initial LA zoning laws, the systems put in place following Baltimore's example were specifically racially focused, with more familiar zoning laws taking shape in the years to come. These initial racist laws would persist until the 1917 Supreme Court decision that such laws were unconstitutional in Buchanan v. Warley. However... the decision was based around the freedom of individuals to buy and sell property to whomever they wished, rather than a denunciation of segregation within law itself. Many cities simply ignored the Supreme Court ruling, and moved ahead with their segregationist laws, while others claimed that slight variations in the ordinances, such as the difference between block level and larger zoning styles, meant they didn't have to follow the ruling.
The City of Atlanta was, once again, one of these cities. In The Atlanta Zone Plan: Report Outlining a Tentative Zone Plan for Atlanta (1922), written by Robert H. Whitten as a consultant for the the City Planning Commission, explicit residential districts were outlined by racial makeup, with R1 as "white residence district", R2 as "colored residence district", and R3 as "undetermined race district". It was nice enough to allow servants' quarters remain open to either race. The plan justifies this by saying:
the above race zoning is essential in the interest of the public peace, order and security and will promote the welfare and prosperity of both the white and colored race.
Additionally, Whitten defended his zoning plan in professional publications by saying that "[e]stablishing colored residence districts has removed one of the most potent causes of race conflict." This, he added, was "a sufficient justification for race zoning.... A reasonable segregation is normal, inevitable and desirable."
Here is a map of the proposed zoning system within the then city limits. You can get an idea of just how limited housing areas for blacks were, just how much of the city was to be dedicated to single family housing compared to apartments, and how relegated commercial uses would be. Incidentally enough, this is where the City of Atlanta begins to see a zoning code similar to modern codes. We'll get to that in a moment. For now, note how closely this map matches some of the racial demographics of the city today, oh, and (just coincidentally I'm sure) how the largest 'Colored District' in the city was to be essentially bordered on three sides by industrial areas. Other zoning maps from the same time would go further with encroaching industrial zones, limiting colored areas, and limiting apartment areas.
Can I just take a moment to say how much I fucking love the Atlanta History Center and its archives? Okay, moving on.
At the same time that Atlanta was ignoring its constitutional duty to not segregate its people, the federal government was stepping into the zoning game. In 1921, then Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover organized an Advisory Committee on Zoning to develop a manual explaining why every municipality should develop a zoning ordinance, with an eventual goal of developing model legislation that could be easily adopted. This committee had such members as Frederick Law Olmsted, who argued in 1918 that not only were certain housing types "coincident with racial divisions", and, since it was undesirable to "force the mingling of people who are not yet ready to mingle", great care should be take not to mix housing types, and Irving B. Hiett, who was the president of the National Association of Real Estate Boards, an organization who would produce a code of realtor ethics stating that "A Realtor should never be instrumental in introducing into a neighborhood... members of any race or nationality... detrimental to property values" just a few years later. By 1922, the committee had developed A Zoning Primer, which argued that zoning was required to preserve property values, and which was widely distributed across the country. The policies would push out wide and far across the nation, following the federal government's example.

Pretending as if Racist Plans Aren't

In 1924, the Georgia Supreme Court struck down the City of Atlanta zoning code due to its racial components. Despite this, the underlying plan and map developed with segregation in mind, would act as the basis for future plans. Indeed, there are many overlaps with the 1922 plan, and even zoning designations today.
Keep Whitten's and the Zoning Commission's mentalities concerning the importance of racial segregation when looking back through the rest of the initial Atlanta zoning proposal. It provides leading anecdotes (without apparent supporting evidence beyond some photographs that don't really seem to match the narrative) of the dangers of mixing small stores, and low-rise multi-family housing with lower densities, primarily focusing on the perceived loss of value of adjacent properties, while framing the persons who make such developments as greedy speculators only out for a quick buck (rather than look at the economic benefit to the store owner, the new access to the store that surrounding areas get, and the housing relief the apartment dwellers experience).
Still without apparent evidence, the proposal makes sweeping, generalized statements about the need to preserve neighborhoods' character, and preserve property values. It proposes to do this by dividing the city into use, height, area, and race categories, with each mixing with the others to dictate specific allowances. The racial categories were removed, yet the remainder of the plan's suggestions would persist.
Even in 1917 it was understood that density was a major component of affordability. Special City Plan Adviser for the City Plan Commission of Cleveland Ohio Robert H. Whitten's essay The Zoning of Residence Sections, where Olmsted argued the merits of preventing the mixing of people and their racially pre-dis-positioned housing preferences, outright states:
We want to distribute the population as much as practicable, but at the same time we do not wish to force people who for business or other reasons need to live close to the central business sections either to pay very high rents or to go to much less convenient locations. As a city reaches metropolitan size, the demand for housing space near the central area becomes so great that the only way to make that location available to any but the wealthy is to permit a more intensive utilization of the land. Were it not for the ability to pile one dwelling on top of another, rents would be prohibitive in these central locations for the great mass of the people.
Even while expounding on the virtues of low-density housing, Whitten takes effort to acknowledge the economic need for multi-family housing to maintain affordability. Yeah, it's done in a condescending way where he can only imagine a case where being adjacent to the central business district is a legitimate reason for housing density, but he at least still accepts it as reality.
Yet, dwelling house districts, from which apartment houses would be excluded, were to include the larger portion of the area of Atlanta, and were to primarily be made up of the largest area class, requiring at least 5000 sqft per family of lot area. The code outright targets 2-3 story buildings with families living over a store (generally which they would operate) as being undesirable, and thus is explicitly designed to prevent such outcomes. All of these things drove up the per-house price, requiring a family to pay for a significant amount of land, as well as an individual house, in the majority of the city's residential area. In the maps I linked above, you can see just how few areas were allowed to have apartments compared to the wider single-family zones.
The federal zoning primer includes similar sentiments, telling an anecdote of how an apartment house built next to a home would destroy values by becoming 'a giant airless hive, housing human beings like crowded bees', as well as lumping 'sporadic stores' in with 'factories or junk yards' as a contributing factor of blight within a residential neighborhood.
It's important to note that none of these codes tried to make improvements to living conditions through legislation like building codes, which could have helped prevent the squalor conditions that were so readily associated with apartments, and which had been present in the U.S. since at least 1859, in Baltimore, choosing instead to essentially quarantine apartments to prevent their spread into single family areas.
As I laid out above, these are all value judgements made by people who viewed the mixing of races as something to avoid, as something that itself would contribute to a loss of property values (rather than recognize that self-fulfilling white panic, was the actual source of value drop, and that the constrained black populations were willing to pay higher prices because there were so few homes they could even get into, actually raising prices), and even made racial connections to types of housing to keep separated. But, because of the insistence of the courts, their policies were forced to take on an air of race neutrality. Thus, explicit race-based zoning was stripped from the codes, and the far more familiar forms of space and use based zoning were established. Those forms just so happen to harshly restrict the kinds of housing openly accepted as being affordable to the masses, and, in particular, the demographics of people who were least economically able to choose elsewhere.
As the federal zoning primer said: Zoning Is Legal
This is not to say that exclusionary zoning was not without its legal challenges, of course. In the 1926 Supreme Court case of Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co., 272 U.S. 365, the court upheld the constitutionality of exclusionary zoning, using as part of its opinion the argument that "very often the apartment house is a mere parasite", and that, if allowed to mix with single-family houses, "come very near to being nuisances". The case was brought to the Supreme Court as an appeal to a U.S. District Court of Ohio ruling against the constitutionality of exclusionary zoning, stating that "the blighting of property values and the congesting of the population, whenever the colored or certain foreign races invade a residential section, are so well known as to be within the judicial cognizance." Essentially, while the Supreme Court decided that exclusionary zoning was based on inherit issues with mixing building types (even though 1) the issues aren't inherit, and 2) the exclusion argument is based on a slippery slope fallacy), the District Court had (correctly) identified an underlying racial motivation for preventing mixing.

When the Pretending Becomes More Overt

Were all else equal, we might be able to ignore the initial racial components of exclusionary zoning, and merely call the resulting codes classist (the reality is that racism and classism were/are tightly intertwined, with each giving perceived justification to the other), but things weren't equal. The median household income for a black family in 1947 (the earliest year I could actually find data) was just 51% of a white household (it was only up to ~63% in 2018). Even though modern discussion around apartments tends to bemoan the 'luxury' branding, and how accurate it may or may not be, the hard reality is that living in an apartment is cheaper than buying a house, at least in the immediate. For lower income people, it's pretty much the only option. For poor, and thus disproportionately black, people, the primary need for housing affordability was in the form of apartment buildings and residential density, even if that was only desired as a stepping stone. But that's not what the zoning system provided.
Overwhelmingly, the city's land was designated for single family homes. Large lots, and individual homes drive up the per-unit costs of housing, locking poorer people out of being able to buy into neighborhoods. Worse yet would be the zoning systems of suburban and smaller towns, which would eliminate the ability to build apartments all together, essentially locking lower income, and thus disproportionately black, persons from being able to relocate there at all. This lead to crowding in the limited apartments, and, since the building codes hadn't been adequately updated to actually prevent it, the very slum conditions used as a justification for preventing apartments in the first place became self-fulfilling.
Of course, not all black people were so poor that they couldn't afford to buy a single-family home, and quite a few did look to leave the limited availability of apartments. They were not met well, and indeed, in the years following the installation of exclusionary zoning systems, the federal government would essentially codify black exclusion from single-family neighborhoods, with cities clinging to the federal policies as justification for blocking black and integrated housing.
Property (particularly home) mortgages used to be very, very different than how we think of them today, which locked many people out of the ability to get them. High-interest rates, huge down-payments, interest-only payments, and short (5-7 year) payback periods. These terms kept middle and low class persons (of all races) from being able to afford to buy property. As part of the New Deal, the Home Owners' Loan Corporation was established. The loan system was restructured to be closer to the lower rates, lower down-payments, overall payment, and long-term periods we're more familiar with today. Additionally, many existing mortgages were bought and restructured to save property owners from foreclosure.
In the process of this, though, HOLC wanted an inventory of risk across the nation, so it could manage these new loan terms without crippling itself financially. This is where the kinda okay policy stopped. The risk inventory was carried out by local real estate agencies, who had national ethics codes and local policies for their agents to explicitly consider race when evaluating risk. So much so that they were actually under direction to maintain community segregation when otherwise selling properties. The inventory took the form of color-coded maps, where red sections on the map represented high-risk (don't loan people money / bail them out here). Many, many of these red areas were based on racial prejudice, with even wealthy / middle class integrated or black communities being rated far worse than equivalent income white areas.
Here is a database of maps across the U.S., overlaid against modern areas. Here's a fun game: compare the Redlining Map for Atlanta to the initial racial zoning map! No it's not a 1-1 match, but it gets awfully close, particularly if you start to include initially designated areas for apartment buildings.
This entire mess was made even worse with the establishment of the Federal Housing Authority, which was intended to insure private bank loans to first-time home buyers. Even though the FHA had its own auditing system separate from the HOLC, it still had direct segregation and whites-only policies. Additionally the FHA very specifically did not insure mortgages within urban centers. This meant that both HOLC and FHA services were denied to nearly the same areas: black or integrated neighborhoods, most often in urban centers.
The FHA justified its racial rules by claiming that black people ruined property values. This was actually backwards, as the limited options available to black people meant that black and integrated properties were in high demand, and thus could be sold at a much higher price. What did happen, though, was 'block-busting'. So, because the FHA (and other organizations) continuously sold the idea that black people ruined property values, as well as the base-level racism, this left white neighborhoods vulnerable to manipulation. Speculators would buy up properties in blocks on the border of black / integrated and white areas, and then rent / sell them to black people. These speculators would also hire black people to walk around white neighborhoods asking about home sales, and looking like they lived there. Then the speculators would go around warning white property owners that their housing values would tank with all the black people moving in, and make stupidly low offers, buying out white properties well below the actual value (this is where the FHA was getting its data). Then the speculators would turn around and, because there were so few other options, sell the same properties above their actual value to black people at bad rates. This drove up costs for black people who otherwise just wanted a home, and the high prices contributed to perpetuating poverty and again creating self-fulfilling slum conditions.
Many cities, private lenders, and other government agencies (like Veterans Affairs) anchored their lending and development approval processes on the FHA backing of home loans, which meant that blacks were barred from even the opportunity to really leave parts of the city within which they lived.
It's worth reiterating that the HOLC and FHA policies were targeted directly at owning private homes, working off of a national policy that private homes were less communist than apartments. No, I'm not kidding. The U.S. Department of Labor distributed pamphlets entitled We Own Our Own Home to schoolchildren stating that it was a "patriotic duty" to cease renting, and to buy a house. Millions of posters were printed, and hung in factories and other businesses, while newspaper ads were run throughout the country. This national housing direction propped up single-family residences, and the infrastructure to support them, while leaving pretty much everything else to languish.
Then there were the racial covenants, where individual properties were made unavailable to black people by deed restrictions, and which were often implimented on neighborhood scales.
Then there was the New-Deal, where the Civilian Conservation Corps abided by local segregation policies for its camps and worker housing, further entrenching local segregation.
Then there was the issue of cities targeting black and low-income areas overwhelmingly with zoning variances for industry and toxic waste disposal sites, exposing those persons to much higher quantities of toxins and pollutants.
Then there was public housing which eliminated mixed-income tenants, was often explicitly segregated, often resisted adding housing for black people, and, when they did add housing open to blacks, located overwhelmingly in already black and poor neighborhoods, effectively concentrating poverty and increasing segregation.
Then there were Interstate Highways, which were explicitly used for 'slum clearing' in many cities (including defining slum based on racial makeup rather than socioeconomic status of the persons living there), which were massive transportation subsidies to the very same segregated low-density suburbs already built with federal loan backing while public transportation languished, and which were actually used as physical barriers between parts of the city.
Frankly, the list kinda just keeps going, and so I'm not going to try and fit it all. Seriously, go read the Color of Law for more explicit details. My main point with all of these is that, when you combine the initial versions of the zoning codes, the opinions of the people who made them, and the wider reactions and policies that came after the codes proved not to 100% segregate black people from white people, it becomes clear that a major component of the zoning system was established not actually to prevent health or value issues, but rather to maintain the separation of races.

That was a lot of words...

Right, so here's the summary:
  1. After a decade of relative progress, the federal government abandons Reconstruction
  2. Almost immediately, communities, including previously inclusive ones, begin to force their black populations out in a renewed effort of segregation
  3. At first this is done outside of the law, but eventually cities get the idea to literally codify segregation through ordinances
  4. That codified segregation was struck down in the Supreme Court, so cities are forced to find a proxy method of enforcing segregation
  5. Cities used the separating of mixed-use developments and multi-family apartment buildings to create racial segregation through the proxy of economic segregation
  6. When this doesn't work 100%, the federal government established home mortgage support systems that directly excluded black people, preventing them from buying into single-family neighborhoods even if they could afford it
  7. There was a lot of other shit that happened to basically show that zoning was not the unbiased system it was pretending to be

Persistence of bad policy

Even though many of the explicitly racist policies have been removed or overturned, and what progress there has been in raising the wealth of black persons has helped with some racial mixing, it's clear that the proxy methods for discrimination persist to this day, with visible segregaition outcomes. Even when we do see integration, it is often in the form of wealthy white people moving into the limited new developments allowed in previously majority black areas (AKA 'Gentrification').
Today, Atlanta is still overwhelmingly zoned for low-density, single-family residential, even if some of those zones allow up to Accessory Dwelling Units (such density, much urban). Lot sizes in much of the city are still mandated to be quite large, and height planes still overly limit the number of stories buildings can be. What apartment buildings are allowed are constrained by cumbersome parking requirements (both codified and required by private lenders), and property setbacks. Mixed uses are often restrained on individual properties, requiring a specific zoning designation to be allowed. Even the city's plan for handling future growth still relegates nearly 75% of the area to relatively low-density housing as 'conservation' areas.
Metro-wide, not nearly as many homes are being built as were pre-recession. While home prices are increasing back to pre-recessionary levels, housing inventory in metro Atlanta is constrained – partially due to a lag in residential construction. Prior to the recession, it was not uncommon for residential building permits to exceed 5,000 per month (in some cases, reaching over 7,000). After May 2007, the region experienced a steep decline in residential building permits, which persisted into early 2012, when the region began seeing modest increases. Though residential permits have trended upward since 2012, they have yet to reach pre-recessional levels, hovering instead between 2,000 and 3,000 permits per month. Because of this, all counties in metro Atlanta are experiencing the a decline in housing inventory. One of the main summary points of that report was: "Home prices rising significantly – faster than wages – due in large part to dwindling supply" ARC Regional Snapshot: Affordable Housing While the metro itself has been pretty easy to build new housing within (atleast from 2000 to 2015) compared to other metros, the parts of the city and close-in suburbs tend to be the hardest within which to add new supplly (of the 10 hardest zipcodes to build, the top 3 were partially in the city, and another three were in or partly in the city).
Indeed, inflation-adjusted housing prices are rising quite quickly in the Atlanta Metro, even including months during this pandemic. Prices are looking to pass pre-2008 peak in 2023ish. Only, this time, vacancy rates for both renters and homeowners have been nearly at all-time lows for the metro (Source: Census Bureau). Many of the most intense price increases happening within the core city.
At the same time, affordable housing initiatives are proving to be far too few to handle the rising costs, with recent 'Inclusionary Zoning' rules, as well as the wider public housing program failing to close the need. We're talking programs considering themselves successful at a few thousand units, when the demand for affordable housing (let alone total housing) is in the hundreds of thousands.
The simple reality is that the racism of our past is leading to an over-all affordability crisis today. While, as usual, the hardest hit are African Americans, this affordability crisis has far reaching impacts across the demographic spectrum, including poor whites, and, particularly, poor Latino populations as well, locking out a wide variety of people who would otherwise want to live in the kinds of dense, walkable, urban areas the City of Atlanta uniquely offers within the metro.
Not only that, but the very types of low-density developments so widely codified across the city and nation do not generate enough economic activity to actually pay for the infrastructure needed to support them, propped up by piles of hidden subsidies, all resulting in cities being effectively bankrupt. (Here's another real-world example) Even some of the most 'wealthy' of towns are having to seriously reconsider their historic development patterns to close out financial gaps. In Atlanta, this leads to things like a massive backlog of maintenance issues that even recent bonds and tax increases can't fully handle. Again, policies of a racist past are hurting everyone today. Undoing those policies, and transitioning back to tried-and-true development styles would greatly help fix financial issues.
Additionally, as we work to overcome challenges with climate as a whole, we need to be seriously looking at our build environments, and just how much low-density development contributes to emissions compared to higher-density parts of the metro, and even the city itself. At the same time, moving away from cars would help reduce respiratory issues for poor and minority persons who are disproportionately affected by road-pollution, and generally moving to cleaner industries while cleaning up legacy pollution sites can help undo the years of inequality through industrial exposure..

Okay, so what do we do?

We need to have a hard discussion about zoning policies: their origins, their purposes, and their effects. We need to be prepared to recognize when policies were built on hate, and where they have lead to harm, just as much as we need to be ready to recognize that not every aspect of the zoning system is bad. We need to be willing to change, and be proactive about fixing the failings of previous generations. Ideally for the net benefit of all of us.
As part of this discussion, though, we are going to have to really, truly consider what 'character' of this city are valuable. What are tangible goals, what are the potential negative outcomes, and what can be done to mitigate those outcomes, ideally while actually adding to the 'character' of the city. Again, we needs to be willing to change here. Not everything wrapped under the broad umbrella of 'character' is actually worth keeping, particularly given how I could probably copy and paste some of the 'neighborhood character' arguments from the initial racial zoning codes into places like NextDoor or Facebook or even here on Reddit without anyone suspecting they are nearly 100 years old.

The End!

Holy shit! You made it to the end! Thanks for putting up with so, so many words... Here's a video of a little girl way too excited to get on a train as a reward.
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2020.07.08 14:39 kittehgoesmeow What A Day: Bleach For America by Sarah Lazarus & Crooked Media (07/07/20)

"DHS sent me to the border to see the separations for myself - to try to make me more compassionate - but it didn't work." - Katie Miller, press secretary for Mike Pence and, uh, mom-to-be

Class Warfare

The Trump administration has found a way to advance its anti-immigration agenda and its suck-it-up-and-live-with-the-plague agenda in one stroke, freeing up valuable time for whatever personal revenge President Trump is plotting against Bob Woodward.
If only Trump hadn’t spent the last four months making it much more difficult for schools to reopen safely, and in an economically viable way.
Closed schools and childcare facilities take a monstrous toll on working parents, and reopening them should be a national priority. But not by forcing teachers and students into unsafe, understaffed schools, or dangling foreign college students over a volcano. Each shortcut Trump thinks he’s found toward economic recovery pushes it further into the distance, while imperiling more American lives.

Look No Further Than The Crooked Media

Now that Adopt A State organizing trainings are all wrapped up, and everyone is trained and at the ready, we need you to CHECK YOUR EMAIL— this is how we'll be sending you all of your state-specific volunteer opportunities, so be sure to keep an eye out for messages from Vote Save America.
If you haven’t already signed up, it’s not too late: Go to https://votesaveamerica.com/adopt and join the thousands of volunteers looking to flip some swing states!

Under The Radar

At least 40 lobbyists with ties to President Trump helped their clients secure over $10 billion in coronavirus funding. Those lobbyists included five former administration officials whose work potentially violated Trump’s own ethics policy, as well as donors to Trump’s campaign and bundlers for his fundraising committees. (Drain! The! Swamp!) Perhaps by sheer coincidence, Trump allies were also the recipients of hefty PPP loans: Jared Kushner’s family raked in millions through their hotels and publishing company, as did Trump-friendly conservative media outlets, and a Dallas megachurch whose pastor is a vocal Trump supporter was approved for a loan worth worth $2 million to $5 million. PPP loans are intended to finance paychecks for workers, even ones who work at big companies. But policymakers capped the size of the program creating a mad scramble for limited funds, and it sure smells bad that rich, Trump-connected individuals and businesses got their share while genuinely struggling small businesses had a much harder time.

What Else?

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus, after catastrophically downplaying the pandemic for months.
The Trump administration notified Congress and the U.N. that the U.S. will formally withdraw from the World Health Organization, as Trump threatened back in May. The withdrawal will take effect on July 6, 2021, which means that electing Joe Biden could stop it from happening.
Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg met with the civil rights leaders who rallied hundreds of companies to join a Facebook advertising boycott, and what do you know, the Facebook execs stuck to their public relations talking points instead of addressing the groups’ demands.
Atlanta Mayor (and veep contender) Keisha Lance Bottom has tested positive for coronavirus, though has not experienced any symptoms thus far.
TikTok will pull out of Hong Kong amid concerns over the new national security law. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested the Trump administration is thinking about limiting American users’ access, so just in case, watch this one real quick.
The Trump administration has awarded the vaccine maker Novavax $1.6 billion to expedite the development of a coronavirus vaccine. It’s the largest award yet from Operation Warp Speed, to an obscure company that’s never brought a drug to market.
In her book set for publication next week, Mary Trump alleges that Donald paid someone to take the SAT for him, asserts that he meets the clinical criteria for being a narcissist, and recounts his own sister calling him a clown at the start of his campaign. A former Melania Trump confidante also has a tell-all on the way.
Hundreds of Post Office delivery trucks have caught on fire in the last few years, the result of a decades-old fleet and a manufactured budget crisis at the Postal Service. Sure, we’re all worried about a mail-in election going up in flames, let’s get some literal flames in there.
New York regulators fined Deutsche Bank $150 million for failing to flag Jeffrey Epstein’s criminal operation.
If anyone heard what sounded like a primal howl with a Boston accent, be advised that Dunkin’ announced it will permanently close 450 locations by the end of the year.

Be Smarter

The Trump administration has begun to force federal employees back into their offices, jeopardizing progress in one of the few regions of the country where coronavirus cases have steadily declined. Several government agencies have taken their cues from President Trump over the objections of local health experts, with 20 percent of employees at the Energy Department, and up to 80 percent of Defense Department employees, authorized to return. Workers who are worried about coronavirus but don’t have medical risk factors would still be required to return, some on as little as a week’s notice. State and local officials in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia have urged the Trump administration to continue encouraging telework wherever possible, and many private employers in the area have closed their offices, but federal agencies have refused to slow down back-to-work orders.

Is That Hope I Feel?

The Movement for Black Lives has introduced the BREATHE Act, a set of proposed legislative changes that would overhaul the country’s criminal justice system.
Gov. Charlie Baker (D-MA) signed a bill allowing all Massachusetts voters to vote by mail this fall.
There's an emerging group of voters that greatly disliked both presidential candidates in 2016, but who feel comfortable voting for Joe Biden.
Richmond, VA, removed a monument to Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, the city's third major statue to come down in less than a week.

Enjoy

Elamin Abdelmahmoud on Twitter: "I am having an absolute meltdown"
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2020.07.02 17:40 1779moo English/Japanese Vtuber 1779 🐮 Moo~ 🐮 Debuting 7/7

English/Japanese Vtuber 1779 🐮 Moo~ 🐮 Debuting 7/7
Do you like Cowgirls? 🤠
How about Cows... that are girls, moo? 🐮
I'm an American Bovine, I've always just been called by my tag number- 1779. In the days leading up to my debut stream on the 7th I'll be taking nickname recommendations. Just no food puns please! I don't want to be Gyu-don, moo ;w;
Youtube (includes voice reveal!) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0dO3D0OJa9KQ1nA22N3Yvw
Twitter (English/Japanese content) https://twitter.com/1779_moo
Facebook (mostly English) https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100052781033263
In my streams I'll be:
Reminding people to always drink their Milk 🥛 🥛 🥛
Practicing/Teaching Japanese and English
Drawing myself, and working on Commissions for viewers and other Vtubers~
and playing games like League of Legends (I'm Plat 4) and JRPGs like P4, DDLC, and Okami.
If any of those things interest you I'd be mighty obliged if you could stop on by, moo~
https://i.redd.it/8h95hh57pg851.gif
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This is my grandma and her 3rd weather book. She has recorded the weather every day where she lives for 30 years and is filling out the last year of the 3rd book. Not sure if it counts, but it counts in my eyes
posted by WickEDel-ixir on /nextfuckinglevel
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Bzzzzzzzz
posted by Beyaz_Arap_sucugu on /memes
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His human writes: This is Cariad. We bottle fed her from 2 hours old. She’s always pleased to see us...
posted by mac_is_crack on /aww
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Lawmakers in Canada and Scotland have pointed to the US as an example of failed coronavirus containment
posted by DaFunkJunkie on /worldnews
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TIL \"Nearly 75 percent of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today\" due to recycling
posted by Dogamai on /todayilearned
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The Aluminum Industry: \"We've been selling you the same thing over and over your whole life. Thanks, hippies!\"
posted by Astark on /todayilearned
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The hard stop, the heavy breathing, the bug eyes... adorable.
posted by featheredoctopus on /aww
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I know a lot of the blame should be on Trump and his administration. But honestly, a lot of the blame should also go to the American people. I am very disappointed in the way they have responded to the pandemic.
posted by tootoobaby68 on /worldnews
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ONLY those 2 countries? That’s a problem.
posted by abcriminal on /worldnews
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Failure implies you actually tried.
posted by jorgepolak on /worldnews
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Just a follow up to my previous post. Couple of new messages from an angry guy on the internet. Please don't give any awards I have 3k coins that I don't know what to do with. Also, Reddit is a whore
posted by KaasmoKraymah on /ChoosingBeggars
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Here is my masterpiece. A funcional project ashe bow for my cossplay of her. it took me more than a houndred hours and eighty euros (with a lot of recycled materials and others that i already had) but i think all the effort has been worthit, enjoy. (sorry for the quality)
posted by Emiliojose77 on /leagueoflegends
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My Home Depot Wooden Electric Mini Boat
posted by ArtisticBrit on /pics
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I'm the Marine who stood at attention for 3 hours in 100 degree heat in full dress uniform until I nearly passed out from heat exhaustion and dehydration. Do me the honor of reading this message I've spent the last two days preparing.
posted by TRexLovesPancakes on /nextfuckinglevel
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My father got me my first PC in 1992 and encouraged my love of computers. He's being taken off life support today (coma), and I can't be there (high risk). My wife insisted on a drive to Micro Center to give me something to do. This one's for you, Dad.
posted by iidxred on /pcmasterrace
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So I can personally weigh in on this. I reverse-engineered the app, and feel confident in stating that I have a very strong understanding for how the app operates (or at least operated as of a few months ago). TikTok is a data collection service that is thinly-veiled as a social network. If there is an API to get information on you, your contacts, or your device... well, they're using it. `- Phone hardware (cpu type, number of course, hardware ids, screen dimensions, dpi, memory usage, disk space, etc) ` `- Other apps you have installed (I've even seen some I've deleted show up in their analytics payload - maybe using as cached value?) ` `- Everything network-related (ip, local ip, router mac, your mac, wifi access point name) ` `- Whether or not you're rooted/jailbroken ` `- Some variants of the app had GPS pinging enabled at the time, roughly once every 30 seconds - this is enabled by default if you ever location-tag a post IIRC ` `- They set up a local proxy server on your device for \"transcoding media\", but that can be abused very easily as it has zero authentication ` `The scariest part of all of this is that much of the logging they're doing is remotely configurable, and unless you reverse every single one of their native libraries (have fun reading all of that assembly, assuming you can get past their customized fork of OLLVM!!!) and manually inspect every single obfuscated function. They have several different protections in place to prevent you from reversing or debugging the app as well. App behavior changes slightly if they know you're trying to figure out what they're doing. There's also a few snippets of code on the Android version that allows for the downloading of a remote zip file, unzipping it, and executing said binary. There is zero reason a mobile app would need this functionality legitimately.` `On top of all of the above, they weren't even using HTTPS for the longest time. They leaked users' email addresses in their HTTP REST API, as well as their secondary emails used for password resets. Don't forget about users' real names and birthdays, too. It was allllll publicly viewable a few months ago if you MITM'd the application.` `They provide users with a taste of \"virality\" to entice them to stay on the platform. Your first TikTok post will likely garner quite a bit of likes, regardless of how good it is.. assuming you get past the initial moderation queue if thats still a thing. Most users end up chasing the dragon. Oh, there's also a ton of creepy old men who have direct access to children on the app, and I've personally seen (and reported) some really suspect stuff. 40-50 year old men getting 8-10 year old girls to do \"duets\" with them with sexually suggestive songs. Those videos are posted publicly. TikTok has direct messaging functionality.` `Here's the thing though.. they don't want you to know how much information they're collecting on you, and the security implications of all of that data in one place, en masse, are fucking huge. They encrypt all of the analytics requests with an algorithm that changes with every update (at the very least the keys change) just so you can't see what they're doing. They also made it so you cannot use the app at all if you block communication to their analytics host off at the DNS-level.` `For what it's worth I've reversed the Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter apps. They don't collect anywhere near the same amount of data that TikTok does, and they sure as hell aren't outright trying to hide exactly whats being sent like TikTok is. It's like comparing a cup of water to the ocean - they just don't compare.` ### tl;dr; I'm a nerd who figures out how apps work for a job. Calling it an advertising platform is an understatement. TikTok is essentially malware that is targeting children. Don't use TikTok. Don't let your friends and family use it. `--- ` Edit: Well this blew up - sorry for the typos, I wrote this comment pretty quick. I appreciate the gold/rewards/etc people, but I'm honestly just glad I'm finally able to put this information in front of people (even if it may outdated by a few months). If you're a security researcher and want to take a look at the most recent versions of the app, send me a PM and I'll give you all of the information I have as a jumping point for you to do your thing. `--- ` `### Edit 2: More research..` kisuka left the following comment [here](https://www.reddit.com/videos/comments/fxgi06/not_new_news_but_tbh_if_you_have_tiktiok_just_get/fn1e2e3/): `> Piggy-backing on this. Penetrum just put out their TikTok research: https://penetrum.com/research/tiktok/` ## Edit 2: Damn people. You necromanced the hell out of this comment. ## Edit 3: Updated the Penetrum link + added Zimperium's report (requires you request it manually) `The above Penetrum link appears to be gone. Someone else linked the paper here: https://penetrum.com/research` Zimperium put out a report awhile ago too: https://blog.zimperium.com/zimperium-analyzes-tiktoks-security-and-privacy-risks/
posted by bangorlol on /videos
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- Trump knew since Mar 2020 that Russia paid bounties to kill American troops, yet he has done nothing. `- In May 2020, the White House ended National Guard deployments one day before they could claim benefits` - The Trump admin seized 5 million masks intended for VA hospitals. Kushner distributes these masks to private entities for a fee, who then sells the masks to the government `- Trump fired the captain of the *USS Theodore Roosevelt* after he warned superiors that COVID19 was spreading among his crew. The virus subsequently spread amongst the crew. ` - After Iran's retaliatory strike, 109 US troops suffered brain injuries. Trump dismissed these as \"headaches\" `- On July 20, 2017, in room 2E924 of the Pentagon, Trump told a room full of Generals, \"You’re a bunch of dopes and babies\"` - Pardoned multiple war criminals, which stomped on long standing military values, discipline, and command. Trump has no military experience (May&Nov, 2019) `- Trump mocked Lt. Col. Vindman for his rank and uniform. He threatened said purple heart officer, resulting in the Army providing him protection` - Trump’s Chief of Staff worked—in secret—to deny comprehensive health coverage to Vietnam Vets who suffered from Agent Orange. `- There is a facility in Tijuana for US veterans that Trump deported. Wounded war vet, Sen Duckworth (D) marked Veterans Day 2019 by visiting this facility` - Russia took control of the main U.S. military facility in Syria abandoned on Trump’s orders. Russia now owns the airstrip we built `- On Oct 7, 2019, Trump abruptly withdrew support from America's allies in Syria after a phone call with Turkey's president (Erdogan). Turkey subsequently bombed US Special Forces. ` - Trump sent thousands of American troops to defend the oil assets of the country that perpetrated 9/11 `- In Sept 2019, he made an Air Force cargo crew, flying from the U.S. to Kuwait stop in Scotland (where there's no U.S. base) to refuel at a commercial airport (where it costs more), so they could stay overnight at a Trump property (which isn't close to the airport). Trump’s golf courses are losing money, so he's forcing the military to pay for 5-star nights there.` - In Sept, 2019, Pentagon pulled funds for military schools, military housing funds, and daycare to pay for Trump's border wall. `- In Aug, 2019, emails revealed that three of Trump's Mar-a-Lago pals, who are now running Veterans Affairs, are rampant with meddling. \"They had no experience in veterans affairs (none of them even served in the military) nor underwent any kind of approval process to serve as de facto managers. Yet, with Trump’s approval, they directed actions and criticized operations without any oversight. They wasted valuable staff time in hundreds of pages of communications and meetings, emails show. Emails reveal disdainful attitudes within the department to the trio’s meddling.\"` - Veterans graves will be \"dug up\" for the border wall, after Trump instructed aides to seize private property. Trump told officials he would pardon them if they break the law by illegally seizing property `- Children of deployed US troops are no longer guaranteed citizenship. This includes US troops posted abroad for years at a time (August 28, 2019)` - On Aug 2, 2019, Trump requisitioned military retirement funds towards border wall `- On July 31, 2019, Trump ordered the Navy rescind medals to prosecutors who were prosecuted war criminals` - Trump denied a U.S. Marine of 6 years entry into the United States for his citizenship interview (Reported July 17, 2019) `- Trump made the U.S. Navy Blue Angels violate ethics rules by having them fly at his July 4th political campaign event (July 4, 2019)` - Trump demanded US military chiefs stand next to him at 4th of July parade (reported July 2, 2019) `- In June, 2019, Trump sent troops to the border to paint the fence for a better \"aesthetic appearance\"` - Trump used his D-Day interview at a cemetery commemorating fallen US soldiers to attack a Vietnam veteran (June 6, 2019) `- Trump started his D-Day commemoration speech by attacking a private citizen (Bette Midler, of all people) (reported on June 4th, 2019)` - Trump made his 2nd wife, Marla Maples, sign a prenup that would have cut off all child support if Tiffany joined the military (reported June 4th, 2019) `- On May 27, 2019, Trump turned away US military from his Memorial Day speech because they were from the destroyer USS John S. McCain ` - Trump ordered the USS John McCain out of sight during his visit to Japan (May 15, 2019). The ship's name was subsequently covered. (May 27, 2019) `- Trump purged 200,000 vets' healthcare applications (due to known administrative errors within VA’s enrollment system) (reported on May 13, 2019)` - Trump deported a spouse of fallen Army soldier killed in Afghanistan, leaving their daughter parentless (April 16, 2019) `- On March 20, 2019, Trump complained that a deceased war hero didn't thank him for his funeral` - Between 12/22/2018, and 1/25/2019, Trump refused to sign his party's funding bill, which shut down the government, forcing the Coast Guard to go without pay, which made service members rely on food pantries. However, his appointees got a $10,000 pay raise `- He banned service members from serving based on gender identity (1/22/2019)` - He denied female troops access to birth control to limit sexual activity (on-going. Published Jan 18, 2019) `- He tried to deport a marine vet who is a U.S.-born citizen (Jan 16, 2019)` - When a man was caught swindling veterans pensions for high-interest “cash advances,\" Trump's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined him $1 (Jan 26, 2019) `- He called a retired general a 'dog' with a 'big, dumb mouth' (Jan 1, 2019)` - He increased privatization of the VA, leading to longer waits and higher taxpayer cost (2018) `- He finally visited troops 2 years after taking office, but only after 154 vacation days at his properties (Dec 26, 2018)` - He revealed a covert Seal Team 5 deployment, including names and faces, on Twitter during his visit to Iraq (Dec 26, 2018) `- Trump lied to deployed troops that he gave them a 10% raise (12/26/2018). He tried giving the military a raise that was lower than the standard living adjustment. Congress told him that idea wasn't going to work. Then after giving them the raise that Congress made him, he lied about it pretending that it was larger than Obama's. It wasn't.` - He fired service members living with HIV just before the 2018 holidays `- He tried to slash disability and unemployment benefits for Veterans to $0, and eliminate the unemployability extrascheduler rating (Dec 17, 2018)` - He called troops on Thanksgiving and told them he's most thankful for himself (Thanksgiving, 2018) `- He urged Florida to not count deployed military votes (Nov 12, 2018)` - He canceled an Arlington Cemetery visit on Veterans Day due to light rain (Nov 12, 2018) `- While in Europe commemorating the end of WWI, he didn't attend the ceremony at a US cemetery due to the rain -- other world leaders went anyway (Nov 10, 2018)` - He used troops as a political prop by sending them on a phantom mission to the border and made them miss Thanksgiving with their families (Oct-Dec, 2018) `- He stopped using troops as a political prop immediately after the election. However, the troops remained in muddy camps on the border (Nov 7, 2018)` - Trump changed the GI Bill through his Forever GI Act, causing the VA to miss veteran benefits, including housing allowances. This caused many vets to run out of food and rent. (reported October 7, 2018) `- Trump doubled the rejection rate for veterans requesting family deportation protections (July 5, 2018)` - Trump deported active-duty spouses (11,800 military families face this problem as of April 2018) `- He forgot a fallen soldier's name (below) during a call to his pregnant widow, then attacked her the next day (Oct 23-24, 2017)` - He sent commandos into an ambush due to a lack of intel, and sends contractors to pick them up, resulting in a commando being left behind, tortured, and executed. (Trump approved the mission because Bannon told him Obama didn't have the guts to do it) (Oct 4, 2017) `- He blocked a veteran group on Twitter (June 2017)` - He ordered the discharge of active-duty immigrant troops with good records (2017-present) `- He deported veterans (2017-present)` - He said he knows more about ISIS than American generals (Oct 2016) `- On Oct 3, 2016, Trump said vets get PTSD because they aren't strong (note: yes, he said it's 'because they aren't strong.' He didn't say it's 'because they're weak.' This distinction is important because of Snopes)` - Trump accepted a Purple Heart from a fan at one of his rallies and said: “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier.” (Aug 2, 2016) `- Trump attacks Gold Star families: Myeshia Johnson (gold star widow), Khan family (gold star parents) etc. (2016-present)` - Trump sent funds raised from a Jan 2016 veterans benefit to the Donald J Trump Foundation instead of veterans charities (the foundation has since been ordered shut because of fraud) (Jan, 2016) `- Trump said he has \"more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military\" because he went to a military-style academy (2015 biography)` - Trump said he doesn't consider POWs heroes because they were caught. He said he prefers people who were not caught (July 18, 2015) `- Trump said having unprotected sex was his own personal Vietnam (1998)` - For a decade, Trump sought to kick veterans off of Fifth Avenue because he found them unsightly nuisances outside of Trump Tower. 1991 `- Trump dodged the draft 5 times by having a doctor diagnose him with bone spurs.` - No Trump in America has *ever* served in the military; this spans 5 generations, and every branch of the family tree. In fact, the reason his grandfather immigrated to America was to avoid military service
posted by victorvictor1 on /politics
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He doesn't *actually* have any clothes
posted by abx99 on /politics
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Borcs*
posted by Nikospedico on /lotrmemes
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The problem seems to be that he sweats a LOT. You can’t really avoid makeup transfer if it’s not dry. `[Warning- makeup lesson. I have a cosmetology license and I do some pretty intricate makeup on myself, plus some SFX as a hobby.]` Whoever is doing... whatever the fuck is going on with his face, doesn’t know the first thing about makeup. (Pretty sure it’s him. No respectable MUA would send out a client with that level of a disaster, even if the client demanded something that ridiculous.) `First, you can clearly see that SPF has never touched that face, based on that “1988 Oldsmobile Leather Dashboard, in Cognac” texture of the skin. Which makes for the most frustrating skin type for makeup application, because it just absorbs the slightest bit of moisture and gives you that patchy/crusty look. Moisturizer and primer before foundation helps combat that by evening out the dryness and helping with the appearance of pores/lines/wrinkles. ` Then, you go to foundation itself. Color-wise, he should be wearing a shade closer to what I’d wear (as natural blonde with blue eyes) because his actual coloring is similar to my own. [For reference](https://imgur.com/a/XKOI1W9) I would wear something in the 2-3-5 range and he looks like he’s trying to make 14-16 work. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t work. You’re also supposed to set it with translucent powder, which is just colorless powder that locks foundation into place and eliminates that wet/sticky feeling. Based on the extreme transfer onto his shirt colors, I doubt he’s doing this step. Which would explain his pissy demeanor, because the feeling of unset foundation is probably one of my biggest sensory pet peeves. It feels like you’ve trapped the Amazon rainforest on the surface of your face. If he is using any sort of powder, it’s probably bronzer. Which is supposed to enhance your face, not completely re-color it. He’s just packing that shit on, full face. Again, using the wrong shade. Because why would he start choosing the right colors this late in the game? `The final thing would be a setting spray, which works similar to the powder, but it also kinda restores some moisture in the face after all the product has been layered on. Plus, it gives a more natural finish, less overly matte/dry. They make a few that are specifically for stage makeup/SFX to help with heat and sweating under the light. It’s not gonna be 100% transfer proof, but it’ll work a lot better than nothing. ` I’ve worn a mask with minimal makeup on, not with a full face of heavy makeup (and probably won’t because why would I take all that time to do the work, just to rub it off or cover it? I can wait on that until we don’t need the masks as much. Fancy eyes can still work with a mask, for now.) and had minimal transfer. Nothing that would look ridiculous, but I also don’t apply my shit with such a heavy hand. I kinda wanna see his fingernails, because I guarantee that if he scratches an itch on that mess, his nails are caked with the makeup that comes off. `That was my Makeup Product & Application TedTalk: “Trump Sucks At This Skill, Too: Is Anyone Shocked?” Edition. I hope it was enriching and informative. ` TL; DR: a mask can be worn with makeup, with the right products to avoid a ton of transfer. If you don’t use those products, you can suck it up and promote health... or you can be an asshole and choose vanity. Guess which choice the president made?
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