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Old Aug 2nd 2021, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by Nutek
yum.
I think marshmallows are too much. Lots of good stuff like Dutchies and Bismarcks on my flashfood app but I'm resisting.
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Originally Posted by caretaker
I think marshmallows are too much.
It helps if you think of them as adhesive pads that you can use to attach a fun-size Twix.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
The jam ones are the good ones. Wiki says - In English-speaking countries, Berliners are a type of doughnut usually filled with jam, jelly, custard, or whipped cream.
Berliner doughnuts are the only ones I can buy here that don't spike my sugar level.... But I love a Timmies Boston Cream.
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Man arrested in mistaken identity case locked in Hawaii mental health hospital for two years Joshua Spriestersbach was released after being locked up for two years and eight months and forced to take psychiatric drugs
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...box=1628089110
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I hope he's been set up with support, a place to live, and financial compensation so he's never homeless again.
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I saw this earlier today. Poor man and what incompetent policing. It just beggars belief that the most basic checks weren't done to establish that they had the right man.
That on realising their mistake, the authorities didn't own up to it and hoped it would be forgotten is criminal. From what I read, he doesn't appear to have received an apology or compensation.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md...neighborhoods/

Number of white people in the US falls for the first time since 1790. Results from the 2020 census. And the number didn’t decline by just a little since 2010, it was a more than 8% drop.

Also - if there’d been decennial censuses in the thirteen colonies, I’m pretty sure we’d be able to say - number of white people falls for the first time since 1620.
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Originally Posted by robin1234
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md...neighborhoods/

Number of white people in the US falls for the first time since 1790. Results from the 2020 census. And the number didn’t decline by just a little since 2010, it was a more than 8% drop.

Also - if there’d been decennial censuses in the thirteen colonies, I’m pretty sure we’d be able to say - number of white people falls for the first time since 1620.
Whites have been decennialy decimated (8.6% is close enough, right?)
I am sure The white genocide crowd will love this evidence of decimation.
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Hr needs to put a disclaimer in there, 'election rigging results not guaranteed'.
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Hr needs to put a disclaimer in there, 'election rigging results not guaranteed'.
I wonder if we can crowdfund him to say Buden won the election, there was no voter fraud proven except by Republican voters, and that he personally feels responsible to aiding the clowns to run the circus...

And then I come to my senses and realise he shouldn't make any more money from this?
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Whites have been decennialy decimated (8.6% is close enough, right?)
I am sure The white genocide crowd will love this evidence of decimation.
Problem is, I think the census, historically, is meant to be objective. (Five people live in a certain house. Ages 45, 40, 15, 12, 9. That type of fact.) Now, with reporting of race or ethnicity, it’s all to do with people’s feelings. For instance, millions of people reported themselves as “some other race.” Probably a lot of them were “white”.
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Originally Posted by robin1234
Problem is, I think the census, historically, is meant to be objective. (Five people live in a certain house. Ages 45, 40, 15, 12, 9. That type of fact.) Now, with reporting of race or ethnicity, it’s all to do with people’s feelings. For instance, millions of people reported themselves as “some other race.” Probably a lot of them were “white”.

The US is going brown. Other studies have confirmed this. Combined minority populations will outstrip the white population in the US by 2045 according to Brookings.

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-a...nsus-projects/

The age of the European, driven by the industrial revolution and colonisation, is coming to an end.

"The global centre of gravity is changing. In 1900 Europe had a quarter of the world's population, and three times that of Africa; by 2050 Europe is predicted to have just 7 per cent of the world population, and a third that of Africa."

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2000/sep/03/race.world
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter
The US is going brown. Other studies have confirmed this. Combined minority populations will outstrip the white population in the US by 2045 according to Brookings.

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-a...nsus-projects/

The age of the European, driven by the industrial revolution and colonisation, is coming to an end.

"The global centre of gravity is changing. In 1900 Europe had a quarter of the world's population, and three times that of Africa; by 2050 Europe is predicted to have just 7 per cent of the world population, and a third that of Africa."

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2000/sep/03/race.world
All true, but I think my point still stands. People’s “feelings” about their ethnicity make the data from census to census of limited use. There’s an opinion piece in the Washington Post this morning - the writer is of Egyptian heritage. She said the initiative to get MENA on the census in 2020 was rejected. She had to report as “white” or “other,” even though she’s never in her life felt she was white (or treated by other people as white.)
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All true, but I think my point still stands. People’s “feelings” about their ethnicity make the data from census to census of limited use. There’s an opinion piece in the Washington Post this morning - the writer is of Egyptian heritage. She said the initiative to get MENA on the census in 2020 was rejected. She had to report as “white” or “other,” even though she’s never in her life felt she was white (or treated by other people as white.)

Sure. I've never felt myself to be "white", although I am in colour, to be sure. Well, pinkish. The categories make little sense to most, they are very specific to the American context and that keeps changing anyway. Race is a social construct, etc.
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