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So Victoria Secret Models are receiving backlash for using the word nigga whilst singing a song. They're recieving hate for using this word but I can't really sympathize with the people upset by this. (Background: I am left-leaning, come from a family with immediate mix-race members, and typically myself try not to use insensitive language) Here are a few points I'd love to hear the 4Chan community's views on.

1. Cardi B is not fully african-american. The vast majority of the heritage she is involved in seems to be that of her Latina side. Her name for example is testament to this.

2. IF the use of such a word is derogatory and insensitive, then why market a song TO THE MASSES that includes use of such language? How can you be upset when someone sings a song (which btw celebrates numerous positives) when that song is marketed to a DIVERSE group of people.

3. Cardi B herself, in an interview in September, says she herself feels guilty for using that type of language. She also says that many hispanic people use that word that are openly anti-black. No one, aside from some members of the black community, would give a second look towards a latino using the word.

4. I understand that using that language in open conversation and especially in a hateful manner can definitely be seen as insensitive. But using the word, with someone else's connotation (that being the manner in which Cardi B used it) is really no different from quoting someone. It doesn't seem that people would really get upset if a white person quoted someone else using the word nigga.

Just want to get this communities views on this debate going on about the use of such language. The context is different this time and should hopefully bring different views on it.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/victorias-secret-models-caught-on-video-singing-n-word-in-cardi-b-lyric_us_5a201303e4b0a8581e688330
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>>202720
Hell im not surprised. This type of stuff happens all the time when there is no one around to bust them for it.
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>>202947
Don't talk to me Sonnie about my site. Donate or die ring any bells?? Moot now worth millions because he sold out. What do you expect for a site run by bots trolled by Isis
At least the owner keeps things civil
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>oh no

>how horrible

>think of the hurt feelings
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>>202798
This.
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>>202947
wow, since waaaaaaaaaay back in 09 huh?

murk loar newfag, and post less

http://fox5sandiego.com/2017/12/07/frantic-horses-run-loose-as-lilac-fire-threatens-bonsall-barn/

http://metro.co.uk/2017/12/08/race-horses-worth-hundreds-thousands-die-california-wildfire-7143319/

>Numerous race horses worth hundreds of thousands have died as wildfires continue to tear through California.

>The animals fell victim to the intense blaze as it swept through ranches in San Diego County on Thursday.

>One person has reportedly died and 200,000 people have been forced to flee their homes.

>The largest inferno, based in Ventura, has swept across nearly 100,000 acres and is only five percent contained.

>More than 12,000 acres have been destroyed over in Creek on the outskirts of Los Angeles.

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>>205681
The horses that survived probably are better at surviving fires, if two of them mate chances are high their children get the same advantages, whatever they were, instincts, speed or fire resistance. So yes?
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>>205681
>>206477
Fire resistant horses thx anons
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>Hundreds of thousands destroyed
>Celebrities terrified
>Most Americans hate Hollywood

Feels cleaning honestly.
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>>205685
From where I come from a wall is blocking that faggot shit
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>>206637
Celebrities want some PR.
>Nothing to talk about.celebrities terrified

This is it. England just suicide itself. The Monarchy is finished. The Royal bloodline will have African in it. Done.

Get ready for round 3 for the championship belt of world empire; Germany gave 2 rounds, now it will take the crown.

http://metro.co.uk/2017/08/12/if-prince-harry-marries-meghan-itll-be-a-game-changer-for-black-people-in-britain-6838944/
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>>201904
Maybe his kids will finally shake off that early onset alopecia.
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Get fucked royal scum
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>>201504
>white people are complaining because harry's marrying someone who's black
>black people are complaining because meghan isn't a "real" black for marrying white royalty
that must suck real hard.
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>>205698
as long as black people are at the back of that bus
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It isnt too late brits, guillotines know whats to do

Hidden software that can record every letter typed on a computer keyboard has been discovered pre-installed on hundreds of HP laptop models.

Security researcher Michael Myng found the keylogging code in software drivers preinstalled on HP laptops to make the keyboard work.

HP said more than 460 models of laptop were affected by the "potential security vulnerability".

It has issued a software patch for its customers to remove the keylogger.

The issue affects laptops in the EliteBook, ProBook, Pavilion and Envy ranges, among others. HP has issued a full list of affected devices, dating back to 2012.

In a statement, the company said: "HP uses Synaptics' touchpads in some of its mobile PCs and has worked with Synaptics to provide fixes to their error for impacted HP systems, available via the security bulletin on HP.com."

>implying people even buy HP laptops anymore

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42309371
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>>206626
>According to HP, it was originally built into the Synaptics software to help debug errors.

you don't need this shit for your keyboard to work, it already works out of the box.
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>Mr Myng discovered the keylogger while inspecting Synaptics Touchpad software, to figure out how to control the keyboard backlight on an HP laptop.

>He said the keylogger was disabled by default, but an attacker with access to the computer could have enabled it to record what a user was typing.

So a complete non-story. If an attacker has physical access to a system, they could just as easily install their own keylogger as they could enable some obscure driver debugging software.
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>>206554
>tfw on the list of affected laptops
>justfuckmyshitup.jpg
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>>206554
I'm sure hundreds of boomers will have no clue what this article is talking about
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>>206633
But the debugging software might carry HP or Synaptics signature or have some other flags that would make it extremely difficult for antivirus software to detect.

Of course making it a story for public consumption is just trying to feed the week's news cycle of public rage over cybersecurity. It is still newsworthy within the techie circle, but not as a matter of hype or a lynch-the-HP-witch story, but as a this-is-interesting-and-this-is-what-we-learn story.

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If life were a puzzle then Jack Brait would certainly know how to solve all of its broken pieces. He just completed a giant Disney mural consisting of 40,320 puzzle pieces. “I did this all by myself for 80 days, 11 weeks and 423 hours total,” Brait said.

The 20-year-old from Marshfield has autism, but he also has a gift. “My autism helps me put the pieces together because my mind looks at the image a lot and connects the pieces all together,” Brait said.

He first started building puzzles when he was just three years old. “It makes me feel happy, calm and fun. It’s challenging because of my disability,” Brait said.

The incredible display of Disney’s Memorable Moments was his greatest challenge yet. He started with four puzzle boards.

“The hardest one is Fantasia. It took me seven days and 53 hours,” Brait said.

Brait says every hour spent on it was worth it. The entire mural is six feet wide and 22 feet long. Jack hopes his masterpiece will inspire other people with disabilities to achieve their dreams. “Although I have a disability I can still do many things,” Brait said.

This is actually his second mural puzzle. He created a 30,000-piece puzzle, which he later donated to his school. Today he believes he is the first in the country to solve two of these giant size mural puzzles by himself.

“I’m the first American born person to complete more than two of the biggest puzzles in the world,” Brait said.

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>>203428
>seven days 53 hours
is 9 days 5 hours

>80 days 11 weeks and 423 hours
is 24 weeks 6 days 15 hours

like if hes autistic why didnt he simplify his units?
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>>203436

Maybe hes just borderline autist and only borderline simplified them.
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>>203455
This belongs on redd. . . upworthy
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>>203436
>>203426
I guess he's counting days including sleep and the like, and has another counter for hours of active solving. But the journalist fucked it up, possibly because Captain Autismo couldn't express himself in a way understandable by normies.
ie "and" means "and", not "and".
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Breaking News: Man Puts Puzzle Together

ahar Tabar claimed to have gone under the knife more than 50 times in a bid to look like the smouldering A-lister, with results that looked more harrowing than Hollywood.

But while many media organisations were suckered in by the story, Sahar has admitted that she faked the whole thing - and the clues were there all along.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/angelina-jolie-plastic-surgery-photos-teenager-lied-sahar-tabar-iran-a8095651.html

Which is bullshit, because you can't fake anorexia like this.
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Co-co-co-combo breaker!

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okay, maybe this isn't an actual news, but this is related: could news outlets prosecute politicians for libel or defamation, when they accuse them of making Fake News?

(i asked on /pol/ already, but they immediately went Tinfoil-hat and assumed that all Fake News accusation are defacto truevalid).

I must put a news link to post here, so here is something somewhat related:
http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2017/11/29/passion-and-ethics-to-fight-fake-news_4c10d949-c5ab-4a93-bf28-b3a28185c39d.html
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>>202340
as long as the politician has credible facts/witnesses/sources that prove the news outlet flat out lied to the population. because the news can affect the population/stockmarket/business owners/etc.
in worst case scenario can incite riots and people may get hurt/killed.
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>>205124
>as long as the politician has credible facts/witnesses/sources that prove the news outlet flat out lied to the population.
Anon, most of the time, they don't. more and more they are shouting "fake news" every time there is a report that might put them in bad lights.
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>>202471
>race bait
Fuck /pol/ lapped that shit up.

>>205107
>Ultimately, I don't trust anything I hear on tv or news because the truth is so easily manipulated.
Trust no one.
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>>205107
>I think we live in really dangerous times. Both news and the president are equally valid since neither can be trusted fully.

The former is only true because you and many others believe the latter.

The mainstream media is no less trustworthy or reliable than it was 20 or 50 years ago -- in fact by most measures the top outlets are in fact *more* reliable and trustworthy than they ever have been, due to the immense accessibility of data for cross-referencing sources (it used to be easy for governments and businesses to "plant" fake stories in the top-shelf press for months -- now it's been nearly impossible as the past two US administrations have found).

The only reason people doubt the veracity of the MSM is good old-fashioned propaganda, with methods tried and true over nearly 200 years. Get your own media outlet (or get a friendly one to print or air your voice whenever you call in), have everybody repeat the same line over and over on air, deny anything no matter how absurd that conflicts with the line, and deflect attacks with nihilistic rhetoric including Whataboutism.

Everyone in powerful positions in every country did this unconsciously to some extent up until now, just as a sort of self-defense mechanism that you learn as a kid (how to lie to your parents 101). But the past two years have really seen this as a matter of common practice, even policy, in the US.

All the while the top-brass news outlets like NYT, WaPo, etc. have shown their editorial standards of verifiability have only gotten better. Bear in mind whenever you hear about a correction or retraction exactly what it is that is being corrected/retracted and how long they wait to do it. It should give you comfort that NYT and WaPo have never in the past century waited more than a day to announce a significant correction/retraction once the editor verifies it.
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>>206450
And how many times has president in chief orangutan retracted? Precisely

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from China:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/07/c_136808998.htm

from India:
http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/world/uav-crosses-china-border-after-technical-problem-india-beijing-protests-2457099.html

from America:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-objects-over-indian-aerial-vehicle-crash-inside-border/2017/12/07/19fab5b2-db23-11e7-a241-0848315642d0_story.html

>BEIJING — China’s defense ministry expressed its “dissatisfaction and opposition” Thursday over the crash of an Indian unmanned aerial vehicle inside Chinese territory, the latest in a series of border incidents between the regional rivals.

>Chinese border troops identified the device and were dealing with the matter in a “professional and responsible manner,” the official Xinhua News Agency cited the deputy chief of the Chinese military’s Western Theater Command, Zhang Shuili, as saying.

>“In regards to this matter, we express our strong dissatisfaction and opposition,” Zhang was cited as saying in the Xinhua article posted on the ministry’s website. “We will earnestly carry out our duty and resolutely defend our country’s sovereignty and security.”


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Propeller drones? Fucking neato.
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>>206293
Because they can barely diagnose an issue with commercial products that have been out for decades, much less fly a drone.
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>>206432
Sounds like you are a cuck.
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>>206306
Dude, almost all US military drones use props. It's by far the most efficient quietest way to carry low weights at low speed at low altitude.
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>>206290
The real question is how much money will the US have to pay India to not start a war.

https://theintercept.com/2017/12/09/the-u-s-media-yesterday-suffered-its-most-humiliating-debacle-in-ages-now-refuses-all-transparency-over-what-happened/

>FRIDAY WAS ONE of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the day, it was clear that several of the nation’s largest and most influential news outlets had spread an explosive but completely false news story to millions of people, while refusing to provide any explanation of how it happened.
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>>206243
>Fuck me, I'd like to see one real piece of news on this guy. Because if the media keeps this up, eventually Trump will do some fucked up shit and nobody will believe them because of how much they cried wolf or were downright incompetent.
he rubbed some random fucking orb in saudi arabia to curry favor with them

he keeps pumping up israel

says he is for the common man but only endorses tax cuts for the rich like the republicans have always done

isnt building a wall
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>>206475

My household makes 90k a year and I'm getting a .5% tax cut so not bad
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Any 'news' that's related to Trump or any other politician is all drama and theatre, no one really pays any attention to any of it.
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>>206300
>>206301
imagine being so deluded you actually start believing the damage control coming form the administration like these poor bastards
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>>206475
>says he is for the common man but only endorses tax cuts for the rich like the republicans have always done
There are tax cuts accross the board, no ones taxes are going up (immediately), its just that it is hard to cut taxes for the lower classes because they already pay so little in comparison. If you are going to complain about anything, complain about how corporate tax cuts dont expire, and the others do. But then I would tell you that is being fixed and wont be in the final bill.

http://www.businessinsider.com/valve-owned-steam-has-stopped-accepting-bitcoin-2017-12

>Hugely popular gaming store Steam has stopped accepting payments for games in bitcoin because the cryptocurrency is too volatile.

>In a blog post on Wednesday announcing the changes, Steam engineer Kurtis Chinn wrote: "As of today, Steam will no longer support Bitcoin as a payment method on our platform due to high fees and volatility in the value of Bitcoin."

>Steam rivals Sony's PlayStation Network as the world's biggest gaming service, with 67 million monthly active players versus Sony's 70 million monthly active users.

>The decision to halt bitcoin payments doesn't seem to be related to the various controversies around bitcoin — such as whether it predominantly benefits criminals and is a massive energy drain — but because it's skyrocketing value means higher transaction fees. Steam first began accepting bitcoin in April 2016.

>"In the past few months we've seen an increase in the volatility in the value of Bitcoin and a significant increase in the fees to process transactions on the Bitcoin network. For example, transaction fees that are charged to the customer by the Bitcoin network have skyrocketed this year, topping out at close to $20 a transaction last week (compared to roughly $0.20 when we initially enabled Bitcoin)." Chinn wrote.

>Valve, which owns and operates the Steam platform, has no control over the transaction fee, he said.

>If bitcoin suddenly plunges in value, that creates even more problems, he added.

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The drop has started. -15.45% in the last 2 days.
In a few hours the first futures market opens.

Made myself plenty of popcorn to go with it. Shit's gonna be gud.
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>>205364
I thought BTC mining used more complex methods than brute force
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>>205365
>because it cant be traced
People actually believe this, but it's not really true.
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I dont see the benefits of the currency,
people say it takes control away from banks,
but it seems it just switched control to exchanges
so control just changed hands.
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>>206107
the best part about crypto are the pink wojaks in biz

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The tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur, including bones, soft tissue, and even feathers, has been found preserved in amber, according to a report published today in the journal Current Biology.

Researchers believe it belongs to a juvenile coelurosaur, part of a group of theropod dinosaurs that includes everything from tyrannosaurs to modern birds.

http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)31193-9
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/12/08/health/dinosaur-tail-trapped-in-amber-trnd
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Plot twist: The discovery is actually a hoax where the Chinese University of Geosciences were paid to help in a viral marketing campaign for the new Jurassic Park movie.
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>>206370
With feathers?
http://fredmhaynes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/feather3.jpg (I googled "feather dinosaur")
Does this looks like a good Hollywood film beast or like a ridiculous, child hopes crushing, angry chicken to you?

It would work for some sort of live pokémon movie though.
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That's neat they found something besides the usual 100 million year old mosquitoes and bees trapped in amber.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/12/05/islamic-terror-plot-to-assassinate-british-pm-theresa-may-thwarted-report-says.html

This could have been bad, imagine if they had succeeded and there had been all that backlash against peaceful Muslims.
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>>205214
As an arab myself living in an arab country I can tell you why my friend. It is because we hate americans and europeans 100 times more than we hate radical islamists, it's that simple. We'd rather have them destroy Europe and commit attentats in the US, as a vendetta for what you guys did to our countries (Lybia, Syria, Irak), as a vendetta for the support of Israel, as a vendetta for the humilitation we felt in our own homelands, also the fact that when 20 europeans die you guys cry and when 2 000 arab kids die due to european or american bombs you don't give a damn, even also the fact that you funded jihadists for the sake of "anti-terrorism". When your land is destroyed and that you have millions of your civilians dead then we might consider that we're even signed. Go fuck yourself.

It's really that simple, trust me I've talked to many arabs here and they all hate your guts so much that we're ready to surrender to radical islam if it means destroying you.

Signed a guy who detested Islam for most of his life before realizing it was the closest we could get to restaure some honor via blood.
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>>206452
I meant to say "anti-communism".
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>>206452
well at least you're honest
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>>205218
dont care about mudslimes but most british would be glad to join ISIS as soon they will be capable to kill May.
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>>206452
man, i got to tell you. That's kind of badass, the fire and fight for retribution is always something that resonates with me. I wish we all could just be atheist really, It's a shame because i would have to kill you if you invaded our country here in usaville. Maybe one day we will meet ^^

n a Pensacola, Florida rally Friday evening, Republican state Senator Doug Broxson suggested to supporters of Donald Trump that the president’s controversial decision to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may usher in the biblical end times.

“Now, I don’t know about you, but when I heard about Jerusalem — where the king of kings [applause] where our soon coming king is coming back to Jerusalem, it is because President Trump declared Jerusalem to be capital of Israel,” Broxson said. The crowd cheered.

Theological scholar Diana Butler Bass wrote a Twitter thread explaining the link between recognition of Jerusalem, evangelical Christians and the apocalypse. That is important because rebuilding the Temple is the event that will spark the events of the Book of Revelation and the end times.”

According to Bass, Trump listens to the counsel of evangelical advisers who take such "end times” prophecies literally.

“Of all the possible theological dog-whistles to his evangelical base, this is the biggest,” she continued. “Trump is reminding them that he is carrying out God’s will to these Last Days. They’ve been waiting for this, praying for this. They want war in the Middle East. The Battle of Armageddon, at which time Jesus Christ will return to the Earth and vanquish all God’s enemies.”

She warned that for some evangelicals, this is considered a “climax of history.”

https://www.alternet.org/human-rights/theological-scholar-explains-horrifying-reason-trump-supporters-celebrated-armageddon
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“And Trump is taking them there. To the promised judgment, to their sure victory. The righteous will be ushered to heaven; the reprobate will be banished to hellfire,” Bass went on. “People believe this. Really believe this. Have given their lives to these ideas, sing about them in their churches, evangelize others, teach them in Sunday schools. And, this morning, with the news of Jerusalem, these people are ecstatic. This is the fulfillment of biblical prophecy. And Donald Trump is not only acting on a campaign promise, but enacting a theological one.”

She went on to explain that the reason many white evangelicals supported Trump (to the tune of 80 percent) is that they actually believe he is an "instrument" of god.

“They believe that Donald Trump is God’s instrument to move us closer to the Rapture, the Judgment, and the End,” she wrote. “Because to them, that’s actually the beginning — the beginning of their reward and heavenly bliss.”

Other religious groups might raise hell about the disruption of peace and stability, but Bass explained that evangelicals don’t care because they’re anticipating peace in a world other than the Earth.

“What matters is that Jesus comes back in Judgement,” she continued. “To these sorts of Christians, that Judgment is the only true peace. Everything is phony, deceptive, even evil. Millions of American Christians believe all this. Millions of Trump voters. Sacred history is unfolding right now because of Donald Trump and God. They’ve based their faith, their identity, their purpose, their eternal lives on these ideas. Trust me. There’s no arguing with any of it.”

Robert Jeffress, the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, celebrated Trump's announcement of Jerusalem officially becoming the capital of Israel because he believes it will be where Jesus Christ returns.
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>>206422
>instrument
"tool" would be more accurate. Just wish evangelical types could quietly fuck off to their rapture and leave the rest of us alone.
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Evangelicals are the worst Americans. Prove me wrong.
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>>206420
this will be of no effect so nobody cares

trump "listens" to them because they pay him and then he does what he wants anyway

so, nothing burger

Somebody's gonna pray for sumptin, uh uh hue hue hue bettah run
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>>206459
This.

Woooah... It was created to be an internet hoax
Slide showing 12-Core Ryzen 7 2800X @ 5.1GHz is Fake

http://digiworthy.com/2017/12/11/slide-ryzen-7-2800x-fake/

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http://fortune.com/2017/12/07/yahoo-mozilla-oath-lawsuit-search-engine/

>Yahoo and parent company Oath filed a complaint against Internet browser company Mozilla last week, claiming that it had “improperly terminated an agreement between Mozilla and Yahoo.” Mozilla has now filed a countersuit, claiming breach of contract.

>Back in 2014, then-president and CEO of Yahoo Marissa Mayer, struck a deal with Mozilla for Yahoo to be the default search engine on the browser. According to Recode, the terms of the agreement stipulated that whomever acquired Yahoo would be obligated to pay Mozilla “annual payments of $375 million through 2019, even if [Mozilla] does not think the buyer was one it wanted to work with and walked away.”

>In mid-November, Mozilla announced it was switching back to Google as its search provider in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The announcement came in conjunction with the launch of a new browser, Firefox Quantum.

>Given the excitement surrounding Mozilla’s new browser, Yahoo wants to remain the search provider for Mozilla. But according to a Mozilla statement on Tuesday , the company reviewed the deal following Yahoo’s acquisition and chose to exercise its “contractual right” to terminate its agreement with Yahoo.
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>>205299
You don't need that to terminate a contract.
You just pay the termination fee and be done with it. Yahoo is probably suing to ask for more cash than that because it's not much in the big picture (which is essentially why Mozilla went with it), while Mozilla countersued because fuck that noise.
Now they're gonna waste some months poring over the original contract to determine if the termination clauses were clear enough and the fee considered fair, unless they agree to settle for less than those extended tribunal costs.
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>>205299
there was a provision that if yahoo were sold Mozilla could change the engine, but yahoo would still have to pay even if Mozilla didn't use their search engine, yahoo got bought up by some phone company thing so Mozilla after reviewing the new companies evilness rating decided to invoke their contractual rights
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Two anti-consumer SJW companies fighting and Yahoo intentionally allows itself to be cucked for the 9000th time
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how is yahoo still around????
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>>206237
Old people who jumped on the internet craze but never kept up with it once they were plugged in. It's why AOL is still around too. I helped a lady a few years ago who still had AOL dial up.



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