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  1. Which is strange given that disingenuous attacks on comic books such as Batman and Robin, and Wonder Woman by Frederic Wertham and Senator Carey Estes Kefauver (D, Tenessee) led to mass comic burnings in Missouri and other places. Wertham's flawed research led him to publish "The Seduction Of The Innocent" in 1954. "Wertham's crowning achievement against comic books came in 1954. He published his book The Seduction of the Innocent. Seduction also featured bad research. It made hard-to-substantiate claims, suggesting Wonder Woman was a lesbian, Batman and Robin were gay, and comic books were leading children into danger. Wertham's comic book witch-hunt coincided with McCarthyism in the US, adding fuel to the fire. Wertham's work caught the eye of Carey Estes Kefauver, a Democratic senator from Tennessee. Kefauver eventually chaired a Senate subcommittee that gave an even larger platform to Wertham's panicked arguments against comic books." Of more interest than an interview with the cartoonist, is the Family Circle interview "Don't laugh at the Comics." between Wonder Woman's creator, William Moulton Marston and a journalist, Olive Richard. Richard was in fact Olive Byrne, polyamorous life partner to both Marston and his wife, Elizabeth. The triad was villified and driven out of their home and university posts by discovery of their lifestyle.
  2. Actually, that would be a fascine https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Fascine
  3. Another approach to dealing with neo Nazis: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/21/german-town-tricks-neo-nazis-into-fundraising-for-anti-extremist-org.html
  4. The world can't be flat. If it was, cats would have pushed everything off the edge by now.
  5. If you had one trillion dollars and were able to spend one dollar every second, without a break, it would take you 31,170 years to spend it.
  6. And in the meantime, apply pressure to professional sports organisations, musicians, film makers etc. to boycott Texas as a venue.
  7. He's the worthless w*nker who should have been stood in The Hague charged with war crimes.
  8. Over 7 years old as opposed to the actions of Belarus, who forced a commercial passenger flight to divert and land, in order to go on board and arrest a journalist considered to be a dissident by the Belarus government. https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/graphics/2021/05/24/belarus-hijack-plane-minsk-opposition-journalist-dissident/5239340001/
  9. Comedy but not funny. https://youtu.be/yqQa_0gM6hg
  10. In a truly progressive taxation system, you would only pay 26% on that portion of your income earned above the threshold. For example, if the threshold was $10,000 and you earned $10,100 you'd pay $1,600 for the income up to and including $10,000 and an additional $26 on the $100 over and above the threshold, in total $1,626.
  11. The other key point that developed Western countries need to take into account when attempting to reduce immigration is their propensity to interfere in other countries for political or economic reasons. Either we directly interfere by using troops for dubious reasons or we supply arms, ammunition and/or "advisers" to dubious regimes to support them because they're prepared to sell us needed natural resources. If we stop turning, or helping to turn, other people's countries into shitholes then maybe less of their citizens will feel the need to move from their own homes.
  12. I just love the fact that your source for that is the Sun. A tabloid rag that made its name by giving knuckle dragging morons a daily dose of boobies and whose working motto of "nudes fit to print, news printed to fit" has led to it being banned from sale in Liverpool and it's sports 'reporters' being banned from the Liverpool FC stadium. When The Sun finally closes the level of journalism within the UK will actually go up by several points.
  13. I was actually referring to the possibility that the sentencing will be a "Brock Turner" and completely derisory given the fact that Chauvin murdered George Floyd.
  14. The only real danger now is that the sentence when it comes isn't commensurate with the severity of the offence.