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Night Teeth (2021)
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Angelina Melnikova of Team Russia poses for photographers with Leanne Wong and Kayla DiCello of Team USA, Filipa Martins of Team Portugal, and Vladislava Urazova of Team Russia after winning the Women’s All-Around during the 2021 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Kitakyushu City Gymnasium October 21, 2021 (Source: Getty Images)
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Nashville - Tennessee - USA (by Jim Nix)
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Update to the post I made a while back about an avian pathogen in the U.S. Most places are saying it's okay to put feeders (and baths) back out, but you should clean and sanitize them every couple of weeks since the disease isn't gone or even identified yet.
Article dated 9/10/2021.
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Nathan Chen skating to The Godfather for his long program at the 2012 Junior US Championships.
(© Absolute Skating by Tina Tyan)
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The Global Far Right Is Betting the House on Bolsonaro
Far-right organizations like Project Veritas in the US and the Vox party in Spain are increasingly looking to Latin America as the key to consolidating their international network. To prevent that from happening, Jair Bolsonaro must be stopped from winning — or stealing — Brazil's 2022 election.
[Image description: Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro speaks at Planalto Palace in Brasília on October 7, 2021.]
From Donald Trump to Vox’s Santiago Abascal, the international far right is uniting around what, according to Steve Bannon, will be a top priority in 2022: getting Jair Bolsonaro reelected as president of Brazil.
For the Left as well, the 2022 Brazilian election is building up to be a contest that could deliver a crucial blow to an increasingly well-organized far-right network.
Jair Boslonaro’s son Eduardo Bolsonaro was also present at the Conference on Conservative Political Action in Brazil. There, Eduardo defended Project Veritas ( a right-wing organization that claims to expose plots and crimes committed by liberals and leftists and attacks journalists, political groups, and social movements, and has ties to anti-labor groups) and spoke of the need to create a Brazilian version that would similarly monitor journalists and expose political bias in the media. In addition to Eduardo, Matthew Tyrmand (a Steve Bannon protégé) also met with Jair Bolsonaro and his son Senator Flávio Bolsonaro at the official Brazilian presidential residence.
While Tyrmand, former Trump spokesman Jason Miller, and other Bannon proteges were working behind the scenes, Bannon himself spoke openly about the significance of Bolsonaro’s campaign for the international far right:
“Jair Bolsonaro will face the most dangerous leftist in the world, Lula, a criminal and communist supported by all the media here in the United States. . . . This election is the second most important in the world and the most important of all time in South America. Bolsonaro will win, unless [it] is stolen.”
As the Zetkin Collective writes in Jacobin América Latina, Vox has established contact with prominent right-wing politicians in nearly every part of Latin America, hoping to extend its sphere of “Ibero influence” across the region and oppose left-wing governments in Latin America.
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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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Silver medalist Leanne Wong of Team USA, gold medalist Angelina Melnikova of Team Russia, and bronze medalist Kayla DiCello of Team USA pose during the medal ceremony after competing in the Women's All-around Final of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Kitakyushu City Gymnasium October 21, 2021 (Source: Getty Images)
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Cannon Beach - Oregon - USA (by Jim Nix)
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big fuck you to every single person who said we were overreacting in 2016.
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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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In case you haven't heard, January 6 2021.
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