Tl;dr of news I read and watched September 15th 2018

By Matthew Wilson Tl:dr stands for, “Too long didn’t read.” Here’s news: Hurricane Florence hit the USA. It’s a bad thing. Typhoon Mangkhut hit the Philippines. It’s a bad thing. Lehman Brothers crashed about 10 years ago. It was reported as a bad thing. There was a dead probably gofer(?) in some drain in Japan. The […]

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Here’s a way to try to convince people to join your side of politics.

Treat them how you would want to be treated if you were trying to learn about an apposing viewpoint. For example, when people use ‘libtard’, call the opposing side stupid for having their beliefs, etc, it might make them feel embarrassed and unwelcome if they had those views. Some might double down on their beliefs […]

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Hopefully the $200 million in former government donations to Palestine can go to fix pipes in the USA.

The mayor of Evansville, Indiana, the third largest city in the state, says that the city government has $729 million it has to spend over the next 2 and a half decades to replace the water and sewer utilities in the city (https://howeypolitics.com/Content/HPI-News/-HPI-News/Article/HPI-Interview-Mayor-Winnecke-touts-Evansville-s-progress/39/123/17959). Meanwhile, millions of dollars in donations are going to places where I think many […]

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Australia gets new PM after upheaval within the Liberal party.

No prime minister has served out the full 3 year term as prime minister in recent times in Australia. Now former prime minister Malcom Turnbull is being replaced by Scott Morrison. In Australia the prime minister is chosen by people within the ruling party or ruling coalition. Since the Liberal party has the most control, […]

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Was it cheaper to wipe with the Venezuelan bolivar (fuerte) or with toilet paper? I did the math.

Venezuela introduced a new currency as of August 20th to help ease hyperinflation called the bolivar soberano. The bolivar fuerte inflated so much that it cost 2,600,000 bolivars for 1 roll of toilet paper. The smallest bill denomination before the switch was the 500 bolivars note. 2,600,000 bolivars cost divided by the 500 bolivar note denomination, means […]

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Thousands of prisoners freed in Northern Africa and the Middle East on the occasion of the Feast of Sacrifice

While some people in Bangladesh sacrifice cattle for Eid al-Adha (this spelling will be used for this article), or the Feast of Sacrifice, in Northern Africa and the Middle East, thousands of people are being freed on the occasion of the Feast of Sacrifice. Here are some of the counts: Egypt – 2,376 prisoners being […]

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Buy this if you want to upset a far left racist today.

#jerk4jerk That hashtag will make sense soon. There is a chef named Jamie Oliver who gets his creative inspiration from different cuisines around the world. A company he owns released a product called Jamie Oliver Punchy Jerk Rice, which was inspired by the jerk style of cooking from Jamaica where meat is dry-rubbed or marinated […]

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Special voting booths for people with disabilities to be introduced in the Solomon Islands

Chief Electoral Officer Mose Saitala confirmed a partnership between Solomon Islands Electoral Commission, Strengthening the Electoral Cycle in Solomon Islands Phase II, Solrice, and people who have disabilities. Solrice is a company in the Solomon Islands, owned by Australia’s SunRice, that is Solomon Islands’ leading supplier of rice products. To help spread information about this […]

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Bangladesh’s growing online sacrificial cattle trade

For the Islamic festival of Eid ul-Azha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, animals can be sacrificed as a way to observe this festival. In Dhaka, the capital and largest city of Bangladesh, people of the Dhaka South City Corporation have selected at least 602 spots for the Korbani sacrifices scheduled to happen on August 22nd, […]

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Algeria’s president fired 2 generals.

On Friday, Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika fired 2 generals. A large percentage of the country’s economy relies on oil, and while as of writing the president hasn’t given a public explanation as to why the generals were fired, there is speculation that this could have something to do with the 2019 presidential elections. It’s entirely possible the […]

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