What's On Your Mind Atm??

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MeltingMan

The mask requirement on Monday, while at the same time Switzerland, the most affected after Italy, allows the first "easing level". The second and third will follow on May 11th and June 8th respectively (source: Wikipedia). What should protect life goes hand in hand with a reduction in the quality of life. Isn't this price too high in the long run? 😕
Les désappointements naissent tous d'une mauvaise équation entre nos désirs et les renonciations nécessaires à leur satisfaction.
(J. Peladan)

Ulrich

You could've posted this into the Corona topic, but here is okay too...

Quote from: MeltingMan on April 25, 2020, 10:01:26The mask requirement on Monday, while at the same time Switzerland, the most affected after Italy, allows the first "easing level"...
What should protect life goes hand in hand with a reduction in the quality of life. Isn't this price too high in the long run? 😕

Austria (who was a bit ahead of us) has done some things too (shops opened etc.); in Germany there were the first "loosenings" of measurements as well. Will see what comes next. Seeing the health system was not "overrun" (as feared) so far, some things should be made easier. (And yeah, I don't see the point of ruining businesses... who's gonna pay for the health system when the economy is down?)

Quite frankly, I don't agree with the mask thing (especially as scarves and such are allowed too), because these will give (some) people a (wrong) feeling of safety and they will forget about the (more important) distance!  :1f629:
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MeltingMan

🇵🇪 NO SE ABURRE EN CUARENTENA 2020 "MISSSPERU"

12:15-12:35 👌🏻💚

I would like to be the 🍟.  🤗

I'm not really bored, but this standstill, waiting for mail and answers from companies and institutions is grueling.
Les désappointements naissent tous d'une mauvaise équation entre nos désirs et les renonciations nécessaires à leur satisfaction.
(J. Peladan)

Ulrich

Quote from: MeltingMan on April 27, 2020, 19:18:20... this standstill, waiting for mail and answers from companies and institutions is grueling.

It is indeed. Waiting for a "plan" on how to end the lockdown, waiting for work, hoping for a perspective...  :unamused:
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SueC

I'm not a Star Wars fan, so this was news to me - but my husband is, and on Monday he said to me, "Today is Star Wars Day!"  I looked puzzled, and he said, "May the 4th be with you."  :lol:
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SueC

OMG, it's nearly June already...

Every year seems to get faster!  And I think that's because every year is a smaller fraction of our total life to date - sort of like an optical illusion, except it's a temporal illusion.  It's a very disconcerting illusion though...  :1f632:
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 :'‑(  :smth023

I live on a little farm in remote Australia nowhere near these protests or I'd be marching like I did in Sydney post 9/11.  But I've been following this (normally I don't do much news because business as usual is so depressing; since the pandemic I've actually looked) and this morning watched the video I've just posted and I'm crying buckets, both because of the terrible sadness, and because of the good side of people, and how good it is to see people speaking out, and standing up for justice and fairness and love.  ♥

Here's a sheriff joining protestors:

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MeltingMan

HE'S GAY! (ft MISSSPERU)

Not bad. Full of swing and a bit disreputable. In such a moment, thoughts rush ahead (for men). It can be dangerous. I like it. And last but not least, Fio! Nice that you are back. 👏🏻

A problem with newer videos is that you have to constantly adjust the volume, i.e. between music and spoken word. I noticed that the post-processing may have happened under time pressure. Take the time you need, Fio. You are an artist and develop yourself further. Your fans have to accept that.

Les désappointements naissent tous d'une mauvaise équation entre nos désirs et les renonciations nécessaires à leur satisfaction.
(J. Peladan)

MeltingMan

IG Model Reads Private DMs!

14:40 Actually harmless, but it's not nice either. To ignore.
16:00 Whoever laughs last is best to laugh. (Saying) 😄 😬

Thanks for sharing and the life-update, Fio. See you soon.

Les désappointements naissent tous d'une mauvaise équation entre nos désirs et les renonciations nécessaires à leur satisfaction.
(J. Peladan)

SueC

It's time to get out the baby hedgehogs.











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SueC

After reading a lot of BS about this, finally an article that gets down to brass tacks.  Thanks a million, Margot Saville! ♥

https://www.crikey.com.au/2020/09/21/jk-rowling-troubled-blood-transgender/?utm_campaign=Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

An excerpt:

QuoteWomen in the public eye routinely receive death threats for making statements which earn their male counterparts almost no reaction. A few men have made public statements in support of Rowling's views to muted response.

Here in Australia, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and chief health officer (CHO) Jeannette Young were given round-the-clock police guards due to death threats they received over the relaying of COVID rules. At the same time, Victorian CHO Brett Sutton -- whose messaging has been almost identical -- is the subject of adulatory articles about his physical attractiveness. Photos of him have even been printed onto bedlinen. 

Rowling, who wrote the best-selling Harry Potter series, has become a figure of controversy over her belief in the science of sex as opposed to gender. In June, she released this statement setting out her views. According to Rowling and other "gender-critical" feminists, how we define "women" is crucial to many issues including the gathering of data around crime, employment, pay and health statistics, and the monitoring of sex-based discrimination such as the gender pay gap.

These beliefs conflict with those of transgender rights activists, who have been lobbying for anyone who self-identifies as a woman to be given access to women-only spaces, including sporting teams, domestic violence shelters and rape crisis services.

According to philosophy academic Dr Holly Lawford-Smith, the death and rape threats to Rowling are designed to stop other women from speaking out.

"The response to JK Rowling has been hateful, vindictive, and wildly disproportionate," she told Crikey. "What was her crime? Having opinions while female. She had the audacity to defend women-only spaces, because she has experienced domestic violence and knows why we need them, and because she donates money to foundations providing women-only services and understands that these are under threat."

UK-based political campaigner Kristina Harrison told Crikey that many politically vocal trans people "have swallowed a very dogmatic and intrinsically misogynistic narrative around identity, one that simply cannot permit any acknowledgement of men and women as meaningful biological realities". 

"This dogma ... inevitably leads people to (unjustly) attack, demonise as transphobic and dehumanise women like JK Rowling, including with the appalling RIP hashtag, because as a prominent woman with a mass following, she had the temerity to dare say the impermissible: that women and girls exist as a sex, have unique needs, interests and rights, unique biological issues and sex-based oppression issues which are of great significance to most of them."

Nicki Norman, acting CEO at Women's Aid Federation of England, said on Twitter that she condemned "the abuse of women that's been so visible on social media recently and ask that people consider the harmful impacts of this on all women. The violent verbal abuse of women in public life is intrinsically linked to the abuse of women in private."

"For those asking, yes of course I mean JK Rowling, along with the many other women who are experiencing misogynistic abuse online. And I know what I'm seeing is just the tip of an iceberg," she added.
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MeltingMan

Quote from: Hans-Joachim LenzIt is essential not to add up and play off the victims of both sexes against each other, but rather start from the premise that every injury to a woman and a man is an independent quality of pain that does not need to be put into perspective. Men and women are equally vulnerable and both have the unrestricted human right to protection of their personality from harm and assault.
The indivisibility of human dignity must therefore not only be demanded for women and the handling of offenders (cf. Reindl, Kawamura (Ed.) 2000), but more fundamentally also for non-violent and non-hegemonic masculinity and thus expressly for men before they committed a criminal offense. The selective allocation or withholding of protection against violations due to biological gender exclusion contradicts the human rights to which people of both sexes are entitled. On the basis of these premises, gender mainstreaming, which is not restricted to the understanding of an instrument of power for women in politics, could help to ensure that men's openness to injury can find a place between the dominance of women and the ignorance of men. where it would be taken seriously.
Les désappointements naissent tous d'une mauvaise équation entre nos désirs et les renonciations nécessaires à leur satisfaction.
(J. Peladan)

SueC

Quote from: MeltingMan on September 26, 2020, 18:46:27
Quote from: Hans-Joachim LenzIt is essential not to add up and play off the victims of both sexes against each other, but rather start from the premise that every injury to a woman and a man is an independent quality of pain that does not need to be put into perspective. Men and women are equally vulnerable and both have the unrestricted human right to protection of their personality from harm and assault.

That's superb, @MeltingMan - so well put, and gets to the core of it:  To remember we're all human beings first and foremost, and to try to come at that without prejudice (good luck with that, some might say, but it's worth aspiring to).  Things are often unnecessarily loaded.  Maybe we need to re-learn how to look at things like a child looks at things, before it's learnt all the "rules" - or to assess one another much like my dog assesses people, which is on face value (but with a good instinct for someone who means harm as well).
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Ulrich

Back in the early 90s, I'd often wondered about the connection between reggae and the UK music scene, here's an interesting article about it.  :cool

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/sep/27/soundtrack-of-a-city-how-dub-reggae-shook-and-shaped-london

Quote from: undefinedWith its heavy beat of drum and bass, and the hypnotic spacing of reverb and echo, dub is a world apart from the music it grew from - the reggae of artists such as Bob Marley and Desmond Dekker.

But it emerged from the same ghettos of Kingston in Jamaica, half a century ago. And Britain is where dub found its most fervent adopted home - thanks in large part to the Windrush generation that arrived from the Caribbean after the second world war. A cultural legacy that is now being celebrated in a new exhibition, which opens at the Museum of London on Friday.

Dub's stars were not famous singers or guitarists, but the sound engineers and producers who worked alongside them - the likes of King Tubby, Lee "Scratch" Perry and Prince Jammy. Their sound became one of the most influential genres of the modern era - copied by everyone from the Clash to Kanye, the Police to Prince.
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SueC

I needed brain bleach the other day, and this one tickled, so I thought I'd share...

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