New York City - New York - USA (by Thomas Hawk)
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I'M SORRY I JUST-- I COULDN'T RESIST--
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San Francisco - California - USA (by Thomas Hawk)
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Behaviour category winner: A striped marlin in a high speed hunt, Mexico.
© Karim Iliya (USA)/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021
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The United States acknowledged on Thursday that it only gave France a few hours’ notice of its deal to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines, a move that French officials have denounced as a major betrayal by one of its closest allies...
President Biden’s national security adviser informed France on Wednesday morning that the United States had reached the deal with Australia, revealing the plan to the top French diplomat in Washington on the same day that Mr. Biden made it public, a senior U.S. official said Thursday. The person asked for anonymity to talk about diplomatic discussions.
The degree of French anger recalled the acrimony between Paris and Washington in 2003 over the Iraq war and involved language not seen since then. “This is not done between allies,” Jean-Yves Le Drian, the foreign minister, said in an interview with Franceinfo radio, calling the deal a “unilateral, brutal, unpredictable decision...”
Philippe Étienne, the French ambassador to the United States, said on Thursday that he learned about the deal from news reports, followed by a call from Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser to Mr. Biden.
The indignation from Mr. Étienne and Mr. Le Drian reflected the fact that France had its own deal with Australia, concluded in 2016, for conventional, less technologically sophisticated submarines. That $66 billion deal is now defunct, but a harsh legal battle over the contract appears inevitable.
“A knife in the back,” Mr. Le Drian said of the Australian decision, noting that Australia was rejecting a deal for a strategic partnership that involved “a lot of technological transfers and a contract for a 50-year period.”
So that’s why the French are hopping mad about this. It’s not that they were left out of the AUKUS partnership, it’s because it’s costing them money. Quel dommage!
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People make fun of 9/11 now not because 3000 people dying in a terrorist attack is funny, but because the utter fucking self-righteousness and sentimentality with which Americans treat it and have used it endlessly to justify mass violence and misery on a scale that dwarfs 9/11 ever since makes its anniversary worthy of derision.
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USA Cultural Regions Map
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Just some January 6, 2021 Twitter highlights
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big fuck you to every single person who said we were overreacting in 2016.
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In case you haven't heard, January 6 2021.
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Wide angle category winner, and overall Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021: Sharks’ Skylight, French Polynesia.
© Renee Capozzola (USA)/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021
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Osage Nation, the American Indian tribe whose ancestral domain included much of Oklahoma, said in a statement that the sale was “truly heartbreaking”.
“Our ancestors lived in this area for 1,300 years,” the statement read. “This was our land. We have hundreds of thousands of our ancestors buried throughout Missouri and Illinois, including Picture Cave.”
The bidder, who sought anonymity, bought the Picture Cave along with 43 acres of hilly property surrounding it near the town of Warrenton in Missouri, said Bryan Laughlin, the director of Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers.
Carol Diaz-Granados and her husband James Duncan, who spent 20 years researching the cave and wrote a book about it, also opposed the auction.
“Auctioning off a sacred American Indian site truly sends the wrong message,” Ms Diaz-Granados, a research associate at Washington University in St Louis said. “It’s like auctioning off the Sistine Chapel.”
if this was Hobby Lobby, the Mormon church, or some weird libertarian ghoul treating this like the newest addition to their private collection, there should be fucking bodies
how exactly do you auction off priceless cultural heritage and it just ends up going to some random guy
who actually benefits from this
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Chrome extensions I actually use as a mentally ill university student
Making websites easier to digest:
Dark Reader - Changes any webpage to dark mode.
Mercury Reader - Simplifies the layout of any webpage to eliminate distractions and irritating formatting.
Podcastle AI - Turns any article into a podcast. This is a lifesaver for being able to process what I’m reading, to be honest.
LanguageTool - Spelling and grammar check for those of us who regularly type in more than one language.
Grammarly - Spelling and grammar check for those of us who only type in English. Can be used with LanguageTool installed, which is what I do.
Google Dictionary - Define any word on the webpage with a double-click.
Google Translate - Translate an entire webpage or even just a short segment.
AdGuard Adblocker - After trying quite a few adblocker options, this is the one I find the best.
The Great Suspender - Automatically suspend inactive tabs to help with performance. <- as an edit, I don’t believe this is available anymore
Honey - Try coupon codes automatically to save money on online purchases.
Built-in Chrome tab grouping - Group your tabs to keep organized and minimize distracting clutter.
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56 new billionaires. 8 million fall into poverty.
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A North Vietnamese Army officer laughs at the peace symbol necklace of a captured American soldier, 1973
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If you’re not American (or are and counldnt watch) and want a recap of the first 20 minutes of the debates:
Trump has already taken a shot at senator Elizabeth warren (MA, D) and called her Pocahontas
The moderator has had to tell trump MULTIPLE TIMES to stop interrupting him and Biden
Biden keeps laughing at trump every time he says something obviously wrong
Trump keeps shouting about socialism
Trump is trying to piss Biden off but he won’t even look at him
Biden deadass just told trump to “just shut up, man”
We haven’t even started COVID talk yay
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There was a terrorist attack at the Kabul Airport today that killed over 60 Afghan civilians and wounded over 150 and the US corporate media and politicians can only talk about the dozen bRaVe sErViCeMeMbErS also killed
In case it wasn’t obvious nobody in the US government or media thinks of Afghans as people. That should be obvious after the last 20 years of dehumanizing and brutal occupation but if it wasn’t things like this succinctly tell you how the US ruling class thinks of the people it’s bringing “freedom and democracy” to.
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