For a better tomorrow.

  • hydro7420
  • monospaced8

    RIP of the day

    Pat Robertson. Good riddance.

    • This man embodies every single thing that's wrong with religion. Prick.Morning_star
    • He'll be sitting at the right hand of god with all the other cuntsPhanLo
    • rest in pissdasohr
    • upvote 2 da left!YakuZoku
    • Here to celebrate!kaiyohtee
    • Been waiting for this day!kaiyohtee
    • Oh no!

    • thoughts and prayersrobotinc
    • the world was too woke for him...neverscared
    • I hope he's burning in hell, the old fuck.elahon
    • he did what Jesus would do. sowed hate everywhere and made millions and millions of dollars by stealing from the poor._niko
    • His tie alone goes for about $230 (Burberry) ...not exactly a humble manPonyBoy
    • Amen.utopian
    • Finally. Jesus fuckfuturefood
    • hahaha!garbage
    • He did the absolute opposite of WWJD.garbage
    • Pat
    • I sleep well knowing he will experience no afterlife of any kind, good or bad, that has ever been imagined by our species, just like the rest of us.monospaced
    • What WOULDN'T Jesus Do @garbage.

    • @mono - eh, that's a bit of a weird thing to celebrate here. Fucker didn't account for anything, never had to face consequence. In the religous model, he'd ...Nairn
    • .. have to atone for the contrarian perspective he's maintained in Christ's word. Never mind Dante's version of hell, he'd spend eternity outwith ...Nairn
    • .. the Love and Grace of God. Which is to say, surely this is the ONE time you might hope his religiosity might have some founding and purpose?Nairn
    • This is why the Buddhits have it right. At least with them you get resets through eternity.Nairn
    • He spent his entire life in fear of eternal damnation. Call it weird but my sentiment was a satirical take on how stupid his view of afterlife is.monospaced
    • He spent his entire life in fear of eternal damnation. Call it weird but my sentiment was a satirical take on how stupid his view of afterlife is.monospaced
    • He believed he was going to the kingdom of heaven. That’s on him not me lol.monospaced
    • It’s weird that you think would suggest I believe in hell temporarily for this guys sake. Nah. Reincarnation right? Cute.monospaced
    • Fuck this dead guy bumpYakuZoku
    • Can't say I've ever heard of him.sab
    • 80s 90s memoryYakuZoku
    • I'm actually in mourning. His son doesn't have the same accidental comedic timing as good ol Big Jawls Patty.garbage
    • The time he said that a baby died because of human error, but also God let that happen because it could be the next Hilter, Stalin, or a serial killer.garbage
    • pat here makes me hope god is real so he serves his version of eternal damnation in the face of his blasphemyimbecile
  • utopian5
    • he needs his nails painting.shapesalad
    • whats the 3rd time?pango
    • Rainbow reading while black.utopian
    • Commandment no. 11:
      The shalst not denigrate the essential and ever-growing –'ness of Levar Burton.
    • *Thou, ffs.Nairn
    • utopian. that's 2pango
    • 3rd is they can't read?crazyprick
    • 1) Rainbow
      2) Reading
      3) Black Man
    • YupYakuZoku
    • How will they be triggered if they can't readdrgs
  • PonyBoy5


    Hey... all you Adderall-addicted fucks who treat that shit like your daily happy hit(s) of cocaine... you're hogging it from all the folks who actually need it (ie my Wife). She's on day 9 of it being out of stock... DAY FUCKING 9 of not being able to take something she actually needs / her body has been used to having for decades now.

    That shit is ridiculously hard to come by at the moment... FUCK all of you who don't actually need it but for some reason can't live without it. <3

    • damn ... it's prescription only right?monospaced
    • yes... "The rise in ...prescriptions was driven by adults 22 to 44 years old increased 58 percent between 2018 and 2022"PonyBoy
    • https://www.washingt…PonyBoy
    • Woah! So sorry Kevin, take care of her. Hugs <3OBBTKN
    • I do my best to avoid taking it, but some days I’m unable to function so I bite the bullet and pop one. Supposed to take one a day but 30 last me 4-5 months_niko
    • If she’s on 20 mg rx I can send her some to get her by :) send yo fax!_niko
    • I'll stick to microdosing psilocybinYakuZoku
    • Sorry to hear Kev :(YakuZoku
  • palimpsest11
  • hydro745
  • Gardener7
    • it would really tie the room togetherYakuZoku
    • Russian wall rug?Continuity
    • Kinda genius really....hydro74
    • I have a lot of old Persian rugs (75-150 years old) and it’s amazing how many pixel alien shapes are on them. ;)monospaced
    • < pics!!YakuZoku
  • palimpsest7


    In the early morning hours of March 25, 1911, an obscure but pivotal event unfolded in American history that had a profound impact on worker's rights. Known as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, tragedy struck as a devastating fire broke out on the upper floors of the garment factory located in New York City's Greenwich Village. The factory employed predominantly young immigrant women who worked long hours in harsh conditions for meager wages. The fire quickly engulfed the building, trapping workers inside due to locked exit doors and inadequate fire safety measures. The catastrophic event resulted in the deaths of 146 workers, many of whom perished due to smoke inhalation, burns, or by jumping out of the windows in desperation.

    This unknown event galvanized public outcry and ignited a wave of activism for improved worker's rights and safety regulations. It served as a catalyst for significant labor reforms and spurred the growth of the labor movement in the United States. The tragedy brought attention to the exploitative practices of the garment industry and prompted the establishment of numerous factory safety standards, including fire codes, building inspections, and workplace regulations. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire remains a somber reminder of the sacrifices made by workers in their fight for fair working conditions and the subsequent advancements in labor rights that emerged from this dark chapter in American history.

  • yuekit1

    UFO of the day

    I was wondering what was going on with all these UFO stories...the latest one is the most sensational yet saying the USA has all these alien spacecraft they've been secretly collecting as well as actual aliens.…

    Turns out the Washington Post explained it back in 2018 and like a lot of things the story behind the conspiracy is weirder than the conspiracy itself.

    When you read these stories, notice how many times the same names come up...Luis Elizondo, Christopher Mellon and the reporter Leslie Kean who reported this new story and was also behind the recent stories about UFO sightings in the NYT.

    It turns out all these people are connected to an organization funded by the former singer of Blink182 that's invested in promoting UFOs. Apparently he just really likes UFOs and so he started this company to promote them and hired some former government officials.

    Much of the media coverage is just this same network of people citing each other and talking about programs in the government they worked on. And some of them did work on programs about unexplained sightings but no point have they produced any evidence of these alien spacecraft they keep saying exist.

    • He's produced a History Channel docuseries. https://en.wikipedia…Morning_star
    • Well exactly...the History channel is almost all nonsense very little actual history.yuekit
    • It's a factual dessert.Morning_star
    • But if they have evidence they should probably produce it instead of producing TV shows right? Instead it's all...I know a guy who heard that someoneyuekit
    • saw some documents that said we maybe found alien spacecraft.yuekit
    • Let's take your word for it then.canoe
    • I think there's some genuinely unexplainable/anomal... stuff out there. One of the problems is the noise of 'entertainment' like the History Channel.Morning_star
    • thing is it's not just him who has said it's a thing (Blink182 guy), the US Navy and others have confirmed that 2-5% of sightings are unexplained.fadein11
    • I'm not a fan of him either. And it is odd how they all fell under that media company umbrella. But this is a tiny part of the whole picture.fadein11
    • I say this a sceptic just interested in it. 1000's of sightings a day worldwide, so who knows.fadein11
    • *as afadein11
    • Also, remove aliens from the equation and still very interesting.fadein11
    • kinda like how there are millions of dollars into producing shows about Bigfoot and ghosts, and for decades no evidence is presentedmonospaced
    • just because the government says something is unexplained doesn't meant it can't be, or that it's aliens, LOLmonospaced
    • I hope that wasn't directed at me, because if so you may want to read the above again, slowly.fadein11
    • I agree fadein11 there's something going on with the sightings...I wasn't commenting on that but rather these claims that keep getting pushed in the media.yuekit
    • Somehow the media doesn't notice that it's the same group of people again and again. Like the whistleblower guy who came forward, if you read the article,yuekit
    • is being backed by the same names and the article quotes them to establish his credibility.yuekit
    • yeah, interesting there have been a few seemingly credible people whistle blowing again, the instant argument is disinfo but can't really see the point anymorefadein11
    • The "UFO community" mostly dlslike Blink dude and Elizondo for exactly what you said. I just find it all interesting.fadein11
    • And the media attention / official announcements ramping up over last 4-5 years is also a little intriguing.fadein11
    • I don't think it's disinfo, just a network of self-interested people...maybe they even believe it themselves.yuekit
    • What's remarkable is how they managed to get their stories written up in the New York Times and even successfully lobbied Congress to open an investigation.yuekit
    • p'haps that's what suggests there's something to it all, whatever that is.fadein11
    • As far as this one group of people goes, there's just no way...but it's been presented in such a way to make it sound credible.yuekit
    • the wording means its asteroids. where they have found metals not from this world. they just cept the budget from the suits.rootlock
    • The Blink-182 guy Tom Delong was on Rogan and you know how Rogan's super into UFOs, well even Rogan thought he was crazyYakuZoku
    • That episode is hilarious btw, so much gold in itYakuZoku
    • yeah was super cringe.fadein11
    • Haha I need to watch that...but Yaku the people Rising is talking about are the same people connected to Tom Delonge.yuekit
    • Luis Elizondo came out a few years ago and claimed he was a whistleblower, now this David Grush guy is doing the same thing.yuekit
  • Ianbolton9


    do we really need this thread? We're better than the sum of the Danish posts that fill it

    • Pretty sure it was meant to get deleted but slipped through ‘cause we didn’t know it existed at the timescarabin


    I thought the majority of us agreed this thread was not wanted.

  • autoflavour5

    AI PSB

    prompt - godzilla

  • imbecile6


    The MOVE bombing occurred on May 13, 1985, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    MOVE was a black liberation group founded in 1972 by John Africa. The group lived communally and espoused a variety of beliefs including black revolutionary ideals, animal rights, and a return to nature. Their lifestyle and confrontational tactics often put them at odds with their neighbors and the city's authorities.

    In 1985, after years of escalating tension and a previous violent confrontation in 1978, the Philadelphia Police Department attempted to forcibly evict MOVE members from their row house at 6221 Osage Avenue in West Philadelphia. The operation was based on numerous complaints from neighbors regarding health hazards associated with the property.

    The standoff between police and MOVE members escalated to the point where the police dropped a bomb, made of C-4 plastic explosive and Tovex (a dynamite substitute), from a helicopter onto the MOVE house. The resulting explosion and subsequent fire killed 11 people, including five children, and destroyed approximately 65 nearby homes. Despite the magnitude of the event, the fire department was initially told to let the fire burn.

    The bombing was widely criticized for its excessive force and the city's handling of the incident. The only surviving members of the MOVE household, Ramona Africa and Birdie Africa, were both charged and incarcerated in connection with the confrontation, though Birdie was later released.

    In 2020, Philadelphia's city council formally apologized for the bombing, marking the first time the city had officially acknowledged wrongdoing in connection with the event.

  • Morning_star1

    UK is Fucked

    Adventurer and nice chap Ed Stafford has put together a three part series documenting some of the UKs deprived, inner city areas. The first is based in London and the second in Birmingham, both are available on the Channel 4 player (Link below). The last episode is out next week.

    Whilst I don't subscribe to the perspective that 'the UK is fucked', the episodes i've seen certainly highlight that it isn't just the policies of those capitialist-mother-fuckers-in-We... that lead to slum estates.

    Have a watch if you want, or don't. I'm not your mum.…

    • "Those capitalist motherfuckers in Westminster"Morning_star
    • I hope he was naked and alone walking through Highgate (Brum) at 3am. I will watch this though, I like him. Thanks.fadein11
    • You're in for a treat Lozells, Handsworth, Aston and Newtown :)Morning_star
    • I went to school there KE Aston. Oh the stories. Having to be sent home during the riots... the relentless muggings, well £1 taxings lol. Other schools thoughtfadein11
    • Single women, no father, no job, council house... multiple kids... why didn't they close their legs after the first offspring?shapesalad
    • we were posh boys but half the school was from the near locality. 2 Busses each way a day though from Kings Heath just to go to a good grammar school.fadein11
    • Not sure I'd inflict that on my kids at 11 years of age.fadein11
    • Anyway, will watch.fadein11
    • I understand that all too we’ll Fade, both my kids travelled out to Hagley every day to go to a good school.Morning_star
    • Who is my mum then???dee-dubs
  • imbecile6


    Vinegar Hill was a predominantly African-American neighborhood in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was founded in the 19th century and had a rich, vibrant history as a center of African-American life. It was home to a robust local economy, with a variety of businesses owned by and serving the Black community.

    In the 1960s, however, the neighborhood was chosen as a site for urban renewal, a nationwide trend at the time in which areas designated as "slums" were demolished to make way for modern redevelopment. The Urban Renewal Project, as it was called in Charlottesville, was a controversial program from its inception.

    Over the course of Vinegar Hill's demolition and redevelopment, more than 130 families and 30 businesses were displaced. While urban renewal was often framed as a progressive project aimed at modernizing city centers and eliminating poverty, in practice it often resulted in the destruction of established communities and the displacement of their residents. In the case of Vinegar Hill, residents were promised new and better housing, but many struggled to find affordable homes in other parts of the city due to racial discrimination and the limited availability of housing.

    The destruction of Vinegar Hill led to a loss of a historic black community and its economic base. It has been criticized as an act of structural racism, given the impact on the predominantly Black residents and the loss of Black-owned businesses. The area is now a mix of commercial and residential properties and bears little resemblance to the historic neighborhood.

    Today, the history of Vinegar Hill serves as a stark reminder of the consequences of urban renewal policies, and it has sparked conversations about urban planning, gentrification, and reparations. In 2020, the City of Charlottesville started a process to provide reparations to the African American community for past racial injustices, including the destruction of Vinegar Hill.

  • imbecile6


    "Black Wall Street" is often used to refer to the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma, which was one of the wealthiest African-American communities in the United States during the early 20th century.

    Founded in 1906, Greenwood became a prosperous center for African American businesses, partly due to segregation which necessitated the creation of self-sustaining black communities. Greenwood's residents established successful businesses that included grocery stores, clothing stores, barber shops, hotels, and restaurants. The area was named "Black Wall Street" because of its economic success.

    However, on May 31 and June 1, 1921, Greenwood was the site of one of the worst incidents of racial violence in U.S. history, now known as the Tulsa Race Massacre. Accusations that a black man had assaulted a white woman led to racial tensions which escalated into a full-blown attack on Greenwood by a white mob. Armed mobs, including some local authorities, burned down 35 city blocks, and an estimated 100 to 300 people were killed, most of them African American.

    In addition to the human cost, the massacre caused extensive property damage, and the district of Greenwood was essentially destroyed. Despite the destruction, Greenwood's residents - many of whom had been rendered homeless by the attack - displayed remarkable resilience. They managed to rebuild much of the district in the years that followed, but the community never fully recovered its previous prosperity.

    For a long time, the massacre was not widely known or discussed. However, in recent years there has been a push to acknowledge this dark chapter in American history and its impact on Black communities. The event has been the subject of numerous books, documentaries, and even dramatic works like the HBO series "Watchmen" and "Lovecraft Country". The 100th anniversary of the massacre in 2021 prompted even greater awareness and reflection on the event.

  • imbecile5


    Manzanar is most known for its role during World War II as one of the ten internment camps in the United States where over 110,000 people of Japanese descent were forcibly relocated and incarcerated.

    Following the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, there was widespread fear and paranoia in the U.S. about potential espionage and sabotage from people of Japanese descent. In response, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 in February 1942, authorizing the forced removal and confinement of all people of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast, regardless of their citizenship status.

    Manzanar, located in the Owens Valley in California, was the first of the "War Relocation Centers" to be established. It was hastily built and soon housed over 10,000 people, with a peak population of about 11,000. Living conditions were harsh. People lived in barrack-style housing with little privacy, ate in communal mess halls, and faced extreme weather conditions, from freezing winters to scorching summers.

    The internees made the best of their situation by establishing schools, growing gardens, and even creating a newspaper. There was also a hospital, churches, and various recreational activities available.

    Despite the attempts to create a sense of normalcy, life at Manzanar was marked by a lack of basic freedoms. The camp was surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards. Internees could not leave without permission, and their mail was censored.

    The camp was closed in 1945, after the end of the war. In 1988, the U.S. government formally apologized for the internment of Japanese-Americans and established a fund to pay reparations to survivors of the internment camps.

    Today, Manzanar is a National Historic Site to educate the public about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Visitors can tour the remains of the camp, including reconstructed barracks, and visit a museum that explains the history and consequences of the internment.

  • utopian11
    • fantastic!imbecile
    • more interesting than the Dire of Destiny.MrT
  • _niko8
  • stoplying5


    The smoke from these fires in Canada is bonkers. It looks like someone is holding a giant brown gel over the sun. Smells like your neighbor is burning a fire in their fire pit. And the air feels chunky

    • Agree, odd orange outside. It looks like how they treat the scenes in the movie Traffic when they're in Mexico…whatthefunk
    • It’s so bad where I am I can’t go outside.monospaced
    • about that... i was only trying to kill a spider with fire.... and it just went out of control....pango
    • I’m offended that they call them “Canadian” fires. I prefer Pyrid-23_niko
    • reminds of the orange of the bitcoin logo....neverscared
    • Blade runner vibesgrafician
    • It’s so odd. Smells like bbq. I was convinced someone was grilling at 5AM yesterday when I walked the doggiemisterhow
    • Neistat reports from NYC:…
    • ghost busters! they haven't given up yet!!!pango
    • Yes, and they will have some more grading-sessions in the post production to make the sky even.Longcopylover
    • or maybe they have dark cloud covering the sky or dust storm anyway. the weather's always bad during the finalepango