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Free Speech For Me But Not For Thee: The Mantra Of The Left
CBD on A♠

The restrictions on speech in a free society should be carefully constructed to be limited in scope, and difficult to use. But over the last two or three generations, the thoroughly co-opted American Academia has produced an ocean of ignoramuses who simply do not know the history of speech and how dangerous speech restrictions have been during much of human history.…

h/t chrissy on PoliNation
Twitter has suspended Catholic World Report’s account because the Catholic publication referred to Biden’s transgender nominee as “a biological man identifying as a transgender woman.” Twitter said those words were a violation of Twitter rules “against hateful conduct.” Catholic World Report will not be allowed to tweet from its account unless it deletes the message.
Twitter freezes CWR’s account over news story on transgender Dr. Rachel Levine

h/t Lizzy on A♠
Discarded masks infecting oceans as side effect of Covid pandemic
'Significant portion’ of billions of masks and gloves used each month end up in seas
Scott Wilson, [date?], Independent

Many types of masks, including the most common surgical variety, contain plastics that taint ocean ecosystems and disrupt marine food chains. The bottom line is that, in the era of covid-19, another form of mass-produced human stuff is making its way into places where humans do not live.

Discarded single-use plastic masks and gloves are choking ocean beds
Nalini Ravichandran, Mongabay, Oct 29, 2020

Chandran, the founder of the scuba diving centre Platypus Escapes, had removed 17,000 kg of wet plastic over 57 days in November, last year. “It is an ocean of plastic and biomedical waste, flowing through open drainage systems from hospitals and litter on the beach,” he said.

According to the World Health Organization, every month the world needs 89 million plastic medical masks and 1.6 million protective goggles, which are made of polypropylene and may take even 500 years to degrade in the ocean.

h/t Doof on A♠
The very divisive president
Steve Hilton, Daily Mail UK, Jan 31, 2021

The non-stop, undiluted, self-abasing fawning over Biden and his new administration on display over the past week or so from America’s smug, self-righteous, sanctimonious press corps makes North Korea’s mad ‘Dear Leader’ broadcasts sound like Radio Four’s Today programme.…

h/t Winston Smith on A♠
Memology 101, Jan 26, 2021 (0:52)

This is CNN? 😂
Mark Dice, Jan 28, 2021 (3:34)
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GameStop Fiasco - Wallstreet Vs. REDDIT
Conservative Twins, Jan 28, 2021 (15:12)

Best SJW Cringe Moments of 2020
Zeducation, Jan 28, 2021 (30:38)
Illusions of Time
Jan 8, 2021, Jan 8, 2021 (31:07)

The Castle Bravo Disaster - A "Second Hiroshima"
Kyle Hill, Jan 22, 2021 (19:50)

Neutronium Bomba on Earth - What would happen? [2021]
Subject Zero Science, Dec 23, 2020 (11:03)

Expectations VS Reality
Ozzy Man Reviews, Jan 25, 2021 (3:54)