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White worship among women is about status, not race

2020.11.16 02:46 machinavelli White worship among women is about status, not race

Take a look at this Wikipedia page. Notice the picture that illustrates the concept of Blanqueamiento: a black grandmother joyful that her grandchild now has white skin, born from three generations of intermixing with white men. Now why would these women willingly go for men who killed and raped their ancestors? It's actually because white men did that that they were attracted: in a patriarchal society (which is basically every society), a woman's social standing is heavily based on whoever she chose to partner with. And women don't want losers, they want winners. And colonization is the ultimate form of victory.
Women who want to move up the social ladder will naturally want a man that is already considered high status. That's why women like Kamala Harris, AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Tammy Duckworth all have white male partners, while at the same time accusing white men of being privlieged.
The reason Asian women are more likely to want whites is because they are the most likely to move up white controlled social ladders. An Asian women living in an ethnic enclave usually only want to date the dominant race, which is other Asians. But an Asian woman who wants to work in Hollywood, or wants a political career, won't want to date men considered low status in those areas.
Every race of women who reject their own race and doesn't want to admit to status chasing will have excuses like "he looks like my cousin" or "my culture's men are too controlling". Latinas will accuse Latino men of machismo culture, Middle Eastern women will point to Islam as being patriarchal, etc. Black women are much less likely to do this since Black men have their own form of high status in America.
I don't hate Asian women who only seek white men. What most men don't realize is that social status plays a much bigger role in women's lives than it does for men. Women are much more afraid of social rejection than men are. Men bully physically, women bully socially. An Asian woman who grows up in America is going to see that all the Asian kids get made fun of, that the prom queen has blonde hair and blue eyes, that everyone in the shows she watches aren't Asian. The teen years are massive in identity development, and there's nothing a teen wants more than to fit in.
As Asian men gain higher status, WMAF will naturally go down, and AMXF will naturally go up. We're already seeing this now with much better Asian representation in pretty much every field. Women will go for the men at the top as they have been doing for millions of years. What men can do is change who the men at the top are. And that's up to us, Asian men, to change.
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2020.11.14 03:42 Quirky-Motor It's long been said that pregnant women have been going missing from Northern California at alarming rates. But is this really true? Or is the entire idea a twisted hoax?

You may know the name Laci Peterson, but do you know the names of the other women missing from Northern California? Around the time that pregnant Laci Peterson went missing, it has often been said that five other women pregnant women went missing from the Modesto area… But is this really the case?
Few months ago, I did an extensive two-part write-up on the case of Laci Peterson, a young pregnant woman from Modesto, California who was murdered by her husband Scott Peterson in 2002. For whatever reason this case has stayed in the public eye for almost two decades and although her husband is behind bars waiting execution for the murders of Laci and her unborn son, rumors still swirl online that Scott Peterson is innocent and was railroaded Modesto Police Department and the rabid media. If you are interested in this specific case, I would suggest you read my two-part right up which you can find here. https://www.reddit.com/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/ie57ja/extensive_twopart_write_up_on_the_murder_of_laci/ and https://www.reddit.com/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/ie5c6h/extensive_twopart_write_up_the_murder_of_laci/
In case you are unaware here's a brief rundown of Laci Peterson's case. Laci Rocha Peterson was 27 years old 2002. She was married to a 30-year-old man named Scott Peterson and the couple was expecting a baby in February of 2003. Christmas Eve 2002 Laci Peterson went missing and her husband Scott soon came under suspicion. Within days Scott was the prime suspect in Laci’s disappearance. The case of the pregnant mom to be and her handsome husband soon became a media sensation that garnered more attention than anyone ever would have expected. Within a couple of months, it emerged that Scott had had a number of affairs and was uninterested in being a father. Several years later he was convicted for the murder of his wife and son. Laci's body washed up on the shores of the San Francisco Bay less than a mile from where Scott Peterson was fishing on that fateful Christmas Eve, nearly 100 miles from the Petersons’’ home. Due to the passage of time only Laci's torso was found.
For reasons that are somewhat unclear to me, Scott has hundreds or even thousands of supporters online who are convinced of his innocence. Scott's family has paid for several documentaries to be made (Such as the ID network’s “The Murder of Laci Peterson”) that have painted Scott in a good light and made the jury and investigators look like bumbling idiots. Even though Scott has been in jail for 16 years, his supporters still rally around him and create Facebook pages, Innocence websites, petitions, and even primetime documentaries to tout his innocence.
One of their favorite things to bring up is the fact that five pregnant women went missing from the Modesto area within a couple of years Laci going missing. Many Scott supports have claimed that there was clearly a serial killer or a cult targeting pregnant women in the area and that this should create reasonable doubt regarding the guilt of Scott Peterson. Some defenders of Scott have even gone so far to say that all the women missing have similar characteristics. One Facebook page claims that all the missing women were pregnant and Hispanic or Hispanic- passing, like Laci*. On one of the Petersons’ family websites, it claims that many of the women were found in water, and were health conscious as well. If all these things were true, a serial killer would have be considered as a possibility in Laci’s case.
*Just to clarify, Laci was full Portuguese and passed for Hispanic. Her missing flyer even had to note that she was white, but did not look white.
The case discussed most extensively online is the case of Evelyn Fernandez whose headless body was also found washed up on the shores of San Francisco Bay. Various articles and documentaries have talked about the similarities between Evelyn's case and Laci's case, but they also point to these five, other mysterious women who went missing in Modesto during the same timeframe. Evelyn's case has gotten some media attention due to documentaries but it didn't seem like the other women had their stories documented anywhere.
The discovery of Evelyn’s case with circumstances which were so similar to Laci Peterson's disappearance, has also reminded people that attractive, white (or white looking), middle-class women get more media coverage than anyone else. The cases of people such as Evelyn fall by the wayside, meanwhile Laci's case is remembered decades later. And what about the other women? Surely, they deserve some attention as well.
Today, I planned on remembering the women that didn't get the media attention while also looking into the similarities and differences between these women’s cases and the case of Laci's murder, but I discovered something that I did not expect. These pregnant women so often talked about in documentaries and online simply don’t exist.
As many of us know, intimate partner violence is a major problem all over the world. Sadly pregnant women are more likely to be abused or killed by partner than non-pregnant women. Some studies have even shown that homicide is one of the leading causes of death for pregnant people. Most of the time the woman's current or ex romantic partner, and usually the father of the child she is carrying, is the perpetrator of these crimes. When I sat down to write this piece I expected to find stories that fit this scenario, however, this wasn’t the case.
The only information I could find was information on Evelyn and Laci. Begrudgingly, I decided to use the list on ssi.com (which stands For Scott is Innocent), and I found a list of 20 women on this website who the author (Scott’s family and the SPA team) claimed disappeared under similar circumstances to Laci “near” Modesto. However, as I began exploring these cases it quickly became apparent that a majority of the missing persons cases bore no resemblance at all the disappearance and murder of Laci Peterson. And the term “near Modesto” simply meant in California or Washington state. Most of the cases mentioned on the website are solved. But most importantly, some of the women on the list do not even exist and the citations provided for them are websites that don’t work or articles that don’t exist.
Some of the women listed were missing at one point but have since been found alive (1 or 2). Another group were women who were missing at one point but whose cases have now been solved (4). Some cases are mostly solved, but remain unprosecuted (6-7). A fourth group of women on the list, completely do not exist (6, although 2 appear to be a simple mistake). In other words only 4 or 5 of these cases have the potential to be related to the murder of Laci Peterson. Only three women on the list came from Modesto, none of whom were pregnant and two of the cases happened in the 1980s, decades before Laci vanished.
The people on this list come from different backgrounds, regions, races, and ages. Some were mothers or grandmothers, others were high schoolers. As far as I can tell, the five mysterious women who are all pregnant and missing from Modesto never existed. This false piece of information has been spread by Scott Peterson’s supporters for years. Not only is the narrative of a serial killer stalking the area false, it is incredibly rude and disrespectful to these women who have passed on. The Peterson family are using people’s daughters’, mothers’, and friends’ stories to create a false narrative in order to exonerate Scott Peterson, a family annihlator, who is exactly where he needs to be. Let’s look at these cases that are supposed to “prove” that pregnant women were going missing from the Modesto area. All names are taken from the SII website.
Jeannine Sanchez Harms of Los Gatos, California (90 miles from Modesto) went missing in July, 2001 after a night out. The 42 year old worked at a computer company and was not pregnant. Harms case was cold for a few years but has since been solved. Her killer, a spurned lover of Jeannine’s, has since passed away and the case is considered solved and closed.
Toni Clark of San Francisco was a senior in high school and a talented athlete in 1990. Clark was driving home one night when she was struck from behind by another vehicle and presumably flew into the San Francisco bay. Her body was never recovered and she is assumedly decreased. The driver of the other car was tried for vehicular manslaughter but was not convicted as Toni’s body was missing and the jury felt that the no one could prove that Toni had actually died. Toni was about six weeks pregnant at the time. Her case is tragic, but law enforcement believes it was nothing more than a fatal car crash.
Karen Modaffi is one of the women listed on SII.org but she doesn’t exist.
Kristen Smart, a Cal Poly student was a college freshman when she was last seen. She was not pregnant and lived 217 miles from Modesto. The main suspect in her case is a man named Paul Flores who was found to be in possession of some of Smart’s bloodied jewelry. He has never been charged in her case. Law enforcement has confirmed that this case is not related to Laci’s case.
Tera Smith was 16 years old and not pregnant in 1998 when she vanished from Redding, California, 250 miles north of Modesto. The blonde high schooler left her home one day to break up with her boyfriend- a married 29-year-old father. She never returned home and her body has never been found. Tera’s boyfriend was sentenced for statutory rape due to Tera’s age but has never been charged with her murder or disappearance. It is considered closed.
Heather Marie Carpenter was 22 years old in Aug 2003 when she attended a party, doomed to be her last. Carpenter was living in Redding (a five-hour drive from Modesto) and was not pregnant at the time of her death. Patrick Michael Larmour confessed to killing Carpenter and was sent to prison. The case is solved and closed.
Angelina Evans was last seen in Sacramento in May 2001 when she was 26 years old. She was seven to eight months pregnant. She went for a walk, and was never seen again. Very little information is available; however, the case does bear a resemblance to Laci Peterson’s story.
According to SII.org, Consuelo Lomeli, was apparently 8 months pregnant when she last seen in 2002 in Tulare, California. She apparently disappeared with three or four of her children. However, I can find no information on this case. The only place their names are mentioned at all are on a Charley Project blog post comment section with no additional information. It appears she was found alive. This case does not exist.
Guadalupe Areias like Consuelo above was apparently 8 months pregnant when she was last seen 11/26/2001 Longview, WA. However, this person again does not exist.
→ A little digging has led me to believe that Guadalupe they meant to mention was actually Guadalupe Castro who disappeared in Washington state after going to meet with her estranged husband, Gergorio. Sadly, Guadalupe and her older daughter Agueda age 3, have never been located. Gregorio fled the area and has not been seen since shortly after the disappearance of his family. He is considered the prime suspect.
Jeanette Gomez Espeleta of Fullerton, California, a five-hour drive from Modesto, was last seen in November 1998. She was 8 months pregnant. Jeanette was excited to be a mom and had a baby shower planned when she went missing. Jeanette’s ex-boyfriend who was purportedly the father of her unborn child, confessed to killing her and dumping her body in the ocean. He took investigators to the place he dumped her body and although her body was not recovered, he is in prison and the case is considered closed.
Ornaith Murphy and her husband Kieran Murphey were both last seen 12/16/2001 aboard their vessel Sola III which was docked in Jack London Square, near Oakland. The couple were both Irish nationals in their 50s. Ornaith was not pregnant. She and her husband are believed to be lost at sea or victims of a murder suicide. Either way this case does not bear resemblance to Laci’s murder in any way shape or form.
Wendy Jamie Abrams-Nishikai was last seen in Berkeley in 1989. She was not pregnant at the time. Very little information is available.
Amparo Aguilar, age approximately 18, was purportedly last seen in 1999 East Palo Alto. Very little information is available. This woman may be no longer missing, meaning that this case, does not exist.
Kristen Modafferi went missing June 23rd 1997 in San Francisco. She was attending summer classes at UC Berkeley and she was not pregnant at the time. Kristen’s case is odd but there is a prime suspect in her case.
Kathy Irene Sweet, 32, had been dead only a few hours when a Stanislaus County sheriff's deputy found her nude body inside a pickup parked in a north Modesto almond orchard Jan. 14, 1998. She was not pregnant at the time of her death. Her death is believed to be homicide but no other information is available besides one Facebook post from the California DOJ. This case in Modesto bears little resemblance to Laci’s case.
Teiaar Nakea Rowe of Stockton, California was 24 years old when a farm worker found her body dumped in an almond orchard. Teiaar was not pregnant when she passed away. The only information on her case is one Facebook post, and one find a grave memorial.
Lynsie Ekelund, was a physically disabled college student in her early 20s when she disappeared from Placentia, California a six-hour drive from Modesto. She was not pregnant. Her 2001 disappearance was solved after a confession from a man named Christopher Michael McAmis who led investigators to her body. Her case is considered solved and closed.
Ruth Bender, 33, was last seen getting into a green van at the Greyhound bus station in Modesto in 1986, according to the SII.website but his woman does not exist.
→ I believe the woman they tried to profile was actually 15-year-old Susan Robin Bender who went missing in Modesto after getting into someone’s car in 1986. Susan was acquainted with Loren Hertzog, a serial killer and he is presumed to be her killer. An old friend of Susan’s is also a suspect.
Ruth Leamon, 16, went to a Modesto store for a soda in 1982 and never returned. Like Susan, Ruth knew Loren Herzog and he is presumed to be her killer. Leamon was not pregnant when she went missing. Herzog and his accomplice, Wesley Shermantain were in jail at the time of Laci’s disappearance.
Evelyn Hernandez - See information below. Law Enforcement has a prime suspect and the case is considered solved, but not closed.
All in all, four of the women’s cases are solved and closed (Lynsie Ekelund, Jeanette Gomez Espeleta, Jeannine Sanchez Harms, and Heather Carpenter). Seven cases are not closed but have been practically solved (Tera Smith, Ruth Leamon, Susan Bender, Kristen Smart, Kristen Modafferi, and Toni Clark). Five cases-Karen Modaffi, Consuelo Lomeli, Guadalupe Areias, Ruth Bender, and Amparo Aguilar-do not exist at all. Aguilar and Lomeli may have been located alive. Ornaith died at sea in what was most likely an accident.
The only cases that are unsolved are, Teiaar Nakea Rowe, Kathy Sweet, and Angelina Evans, Wendy Abrams-Nishikai, and of course Evelyn Hernandez. Let’s take a closer look.
The Unsolved
Teiaar Rowe was found dead in Stockton, California in an almond orchard. Rowe was 24 or 25 years old at the time. She was clad in only a black-and-white skirt. Detectives said they believe someone dumped Teiaar Nakea Rowe's body in an orchard after killing her elsewhere. The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department located Rowe's car in south Stockton. Rowe left behind a husband, four siblings, and several children. Her cause of death was stabbing. Rowe was a similar age to Laci, but she was not pregnant. Rowe was also African American and she was not found in or near the water. If you have any information on Rowe’s case, please call the San Joaquin county sheriff’s office cold case unit at (209) 468-5087.
Kathy Irene Sweet was found dead inside her boyfriend’s truck in north Modesto in 1998. Kathy’s boyfriend has been questioned and partially cleared by the sheriff’s office. Sweet was in her 30s at the time of death. Sweet also used the name Kathy Irene Meadows and sometimes went by the name Cindy. She was not pregnant, she was white, and she was not in water. Tragically, there is only one Facebook post on this case; that is the only information available. Please call Stanislaus area crime stoppers at 209-521-4636 if you have information on this crime.
Angelina Evans was 26 years old when she was last seen in Sacramento, California in May, 2001. From the Charley Project,
“Witnesses saw Evans get into a pickup truck painted black with primer. She has never been heard from again. Evans's family members told authorities that it is uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. A baby was abandoned shortly after Evans was reported missing, leading to speculation that she was the child's mother. That theory has never been confirmed. Evans's case remains unsolved. Evans's family says she was associating with a rough crowd at the time of her disappearance. She is a Hiram Johnson High School dropout who left behind five children when she disappeared. She was living in a motel on Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento.”
Like Laci, Angelina was pregnant and in her mid-20s. However, she is not Hispanic or Hispanic passing nor was she found in water. Angelina was believed to be a doe who was found in a burnt-out dumpster in June, 2001, but DNA has ruled it out. If you have any information about Angelina’s disappearance please call the Sacramento Police Department at 916-264-7895 or 916-264-5655. This case unlike the others is somewhat similar to Laci’s case.
Wendy Jamie Abrams-Nishikai, age 21 was a UC Berkeley student with a young daughter. Wendy was last seen on Halloween 1989. She was not pregnant at the time. Although her race is listed as white, she could pass for other races such as Asian or Hispanic/Latina. Abrams-Nishikai is still missing and very little information is available in her case. If you have information please contact the Berkeley Police Department at 510-981-5938.
Evelyn Hernandez- For years, Evelyn has been called the other Laci. Her case was first compared to Laci’s case by attorney Matt Dalton who was briefly a member of Scott Peterson’s defense team.
Evelyn Hernandez was an immigrant from El Salvador who was living in San Francisco in 2002. She was 24 years old and had a five-year-old son named Alexis who she was raising on her own. Alexis’ father was a man in a navy who Evelyn had briefly dated but he was no longer in Evelyn or Alexis’ lives. By age 24 Evelyn was working in the medical profession and was dating a mechanic named Herman Aguilera. Evelyn was 39 weeks pregnant in May 2002, when she was last seen at a convenience store near her boyfriend’s home. Some sources say she was last seen at her son’s school on the same day. At the time Evelyn had just discovered that Herman, the man she had been seeing for quite some time, was actually married. According to family members, Herman was upset that Evelyn was pregnant and told his friends that he didn’t want another child. On May 7th, 2002 Herman reported Evelyn and Alexis missing. In July a pair of legs and a torso washed up on the shore of the Bay only a few blocks from Aguilera’s work place. DNA testing showed that the body was Evelyn’s. Herman immediately “lawyered up” and his wife provided him with a rock-solid alibi. Herman has since left the area but law enforcement has always considered him the prime suspect in the murder of Evelyn and the disappearance of her son Alexis. Tragically, the body of Evelyn’s full-term baby boy, Fernando, has never been located. Please call the San Francisco Police Department at 415-553-1071 if you have any information.
This story is all too tragic, and the parallels to Laci’s case are astounding. Evelyn and Laci were about the same age. Both women were hugely pregnant. Both were recovered from San Francisco Bay, headless and armless. But most importantly, neither appear to be the work of a cult or serial killer, rather both were most likely victims of domestic violence. Evelyn’s case may mirror the case of Laci but it does not prove that pregnant women were disappearing without a trace. Besides this story, none of the other women disappeared or died in circumstances similar to Laci Peterson.
Let’s look now at the cases of the pregnant women
Toni Clark died it was likely a tragic car accident in San Francisco, 90 miles from Modesto.
Guadalupe Castro was last seen in Washington state, 1000s of miles from Modesto, and her husband is most likely to blame.
Jeanette Gomez Espeleta’s case has been solved. Again, her boyfriend was perpetrator. And she lived in San Diego area, not anywhere near Modesto.
Angelina Evans’ case is a little like Laci’s but there is not enough evidence to know anything for sure.
Evelyn Fernandez’s case is similar to Laci’s but her boyfriend is the most likely suspect.
What about those in Modesto?
Kathy Sweet was not pregnant and was in her 30s when she was found dead in Modesto. Very little is known about this case- but it doesn’t bear any resemblance to Laci’s disappearance and murder.
Susan Robin Bender age 15 from Modesto went missing in Modesto after getting into someone’s car in 1986 at the bus station. Susan was not pregnant. Susan was acquainted with Loren Hertzog and Wesley Shermaintine, a serial killer pair who are presumed to be her killers. An old friend of Susan’s is also a suspect. (Shermantine and Herzog, the Speed Freak Killers, were in jail at the time of Laci’s disappearance.)
Ruth Leamon, 16, went to a Modesto store for a soda in 1982 and never returned. Like Susan Ruth knew Loren Herzog and he is presumed to be her killer. Leamon was not pregnant when she went missing. She is also white and the case does not resemble Laci’s case
Conclusion
In conclusion, I set out to write up the cases of the missing pregnant women from the Modesto area but instead I discovered something stranger. After reading about all these people and looking into the unsolved cases, I think it is safe to say that the missing, pregnant Modesto women don’t exist and the outcry about a serial killer being involved in the murders of Laci or Evelyn, was not a misunderstanding. It was a well calculated, fear mongering tactic used to by the Peterson family to create doubt that simply doesn’t exist. And the media ate it up like a salacious sex scandal. So, the next time your friend tries to convince you that Scott Peterson was nothing more than an adulterer, and that a serial killer or satanic cult was actually to blame, remind them that the victims of the killer don’t even exist. And without victims there isn’t a crime spree.
Sources
http://charleyproject.org/case/ornaith-murphy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_Freak_Killers
https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/homicide-leading-cause-pregnancy-associated-death-louisiana
http://charleyproject.org/case/alexis-geraldo-hernandez
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Kristen_Modafferi
https://www.altaonline.com/dispatches/a5143/a-tale-of-two-killings/
http://charleyproject.org/case/wendy-jamie-abrams-nishikai
http://pwc-sii.com/Research/research/serial.htm
https://www.sjgov.org/sheriff/coldcases/03-17268.pdf
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119A+B Jianguomenwai Ave
Beijing
adidas Originals Store Beijing Oriental Plaza
1 Chang´an East Street
Beijing
adidas Originals Store Beijing The Place
9 Guanghua Rd
Beijing
Beijing Solana (SWC)
F1/F2,Building15,No.6, Chaoyang Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Beijing
Deal
39 Dongda Street
Beijing
EXI.T
1F, Parkview Green Fangcaodi
Beijing
Foss Gallery
LG1-26Parkview Green Fangcaodi
Beijing
Juice Beijing
Unit S8-15, Tower 8, No.19 Sanlitum Road
Beijing
Soulgoods
1-12,Tongying Centre, Sunlitun
Beijing
adidas Store Changchun Hongqi St. Wanda
1st floor, Hongqi Street No.616 Wanda Plaza,Chaoyang District, Changchun
Changchun
adidas Originals Store Chengdu Raffles
B102&B103, No 3, Raffles Square, 4th section of South Renmin road, Chengdu
Chengdu
adidas Store Chengdu Global Center SWC
1FC02,2FC06/08/10,Chengdu Global Center,No.1700 Tianfu Avenue,Chengdu
Chengdu
Chengdu Swire Mega Store
No.8, Zhong Shamao Street
Chengdu
Juice Chengdu
Unit2222, L2, Taikoo Li, #8 Shamao Street, Jinjiang District
Chengdu
Lane Crawford
4th Floor IFS Hong Xin Road
Chengdu
adidas Originals Store
No.6-8, Yanghe Road
Chongqing
adidas Store Chongqing
No250 bayi rd
Chongqing
Unik
495 Gaoerji Road
Dalian
adidas Originals
NO.B114 ground floor Parc central plaza.Tianhe Road
Guangzhou
adidas Store Kunming Carnival Walk Mall
Kunming guandu area caiyunbei road 3567
Kunming
adidas Originals Store Nanjing Deji Plaza
18 Zhongshan Rd
Nanjing
adidas Store Nanjing Kingfeng Plaza (SWC)
F228-229 NO#1698, Shuanglong Avenue ,Jiangning District, Nanjing
Nanjing
adidas Brand Center Shanghai HHL
No.691 Huai Hai Rd (M)
Shanghai
adidas Originals Jia Hotel
No.939 West Nanjing Rd
Shanghai
adidas Originals Store Shanghai Super Brand Mall
168 West Lujiazui Rd
Shanghai
adidas Store Shanghai Crystal Galleria
No.68,Yuyuan Road
Shanghai
adidas Store Shanghai Global Harbour
L2001-2003, Global Harbor, No 3300, North Zhongshan Road
Shanghai
adidas Store Shanghai Hongqiao the Hub
GF11-12, No 688 Hongqiao the hub, Shenchang Road, Minhang District, Shanghai
Shanghai
DOE
88 Tongren Road
Shanghai
Foss Gallery
845 Julu Road
Shanghai
Glossy
1F, Xintiandi, #123, Xingye Rd
Shanghai
I.T
L1 101, 118, 120/ L2 201 155-160, Citic Square,#1168 West Nanjing Road
Shanghai
J01
#158-2, Xinle Rd
Shanghai
Juice
832 Julu Road
Shanghai
Lane Crawford
#99 Middle Huai Hai Road
Shanghai
WZK
#2-110/115/116, #99 Jiangbin Rd
Shanghai
Unik
1F, #6 Chaoyang Rd
Shenyang
adidas Originals Store Shenzhen CoCo Park
Fuhua San Rd
Shenzhen
adidas Store Wuhan Han street
Hanstreet wandaplaza district2 J3-6-22,WuchangDistrict, Wuhan, Hubei
Wuhan
WH101
#77 Dongting Road
Wuhan
Colombia
adidas Originals Store Calle 82
Calle 82 # 13-26
Bogota
adidas Store Calle 122
Calle 122 # 15a-55
Bogota
adidas Originals Store El Tesoro
Carrera 25 a, 1a- Sur 45
Medellín
Cyprus
First Boutique
Iakovou Tompazi 1
Limassol
Czech Republic
Footshop
Bubenská 1
Praha 7
Denmark
Stoy Munkholm
Store Torv 4
Aarhus
Wood Wood Aarhus
Guldsmedgade 22B
Aarhus
Naked
Pilestræde 46
Copenhagen
Norse Project
Pilestræde 41
Copenhagen
Rezet
Rådhusstræde 7
Copenhagen
size?
Købmagergade 47
Copenhagen
Storm
Store Regnegade 1
Copenhagen
Wood Wood
Grønnegade 1
Copenhagen
Finland
Beamhill
Yliopistonkatu 5
Helsinki
France
Acte 2
9 Place Crillon
Avignon
Le Rayon Frais
11-15 Rue Saint-James
Bordeaux
Le Buzz Lab
18 Rue De La Clef
Lille
Shoes Gallery – Dope
15 B Rue d´Algérie
Lyon
Summer
1, Place Gailleton
Lyon
Corner Street
30 Rue de Rome
Marseille
Impact
18 Rue des Boulangers
Mulhouse
Impact
15 Rue de Lépante
Nice
adidas Originals Store Paris
3 Rue des Rosiers
Paris
adidas CONFIRMED0600110024
Citadium
56 rue de Caumartin
Paris
colette
213 Rue Saint-Honoré
Paris
Foot Locker
4-6 Rue Pierre Lescot
Paris
Le HUB Bastille
2 rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine
Paris
Les Galeries Lafayette
40, Boulevard Hausmann
Paris
N°42
42 Rue de Sévigné
Paris
Shinzo
39 rue Etienne Marcel
Paris
size?
18 rue Berger
Paris
SNEAKERSNSTUFF
95 Rue Réaumur,
Paris
Starcow
62 Rue Saint Honoré
Paris
Germany
adidas Originals Store Berlin, Muenzstrasse
Muenzstrasse 13-15
Berlin
Foot Locker
Tauentzienstrasse 18A
Berlin
JD Sports
Tauentzienstrasse 16
Berlin
No74
Torstrasse 74
Berlin
Overkill GmbH
Koepenicker Strasse 195 A
Berlin
Solebox
Nuernbergerstrasse 16
Berlin
SOTO Berlin
Torstraße 72
Berlin
Voo Store
Oranienstraße 24
Berlin
Wood Wood
Rochstr. 4
Berlin
size?
Hohestrasse 160 – 168
Cologne
Asphaltgold
Friedenspl. 4
Darmstadt
Afew-Store
Oststrasse 36
Duesseldorf
Uebervart
Kleiner Hirschgraben 14
Frankfurt
Foot Locker
Zeil 83
Frankfurt/Zeil
43einhalb
Peterstor 7
Fulda
Allike
Virchowstraße 2
Hamburg
Glory Hole
Marktstrasse 145
Hamburg
Snipes
Mönckebergstr. 25
Hamburg
Snipes
Hohe Str. 100 – 102
Köln
The Good Will Out
Händelstraße 41
Köln
Solebox
Altheimer Eck 6
Muenchen
Pool Fashion
Maximilianstraße 11
Munchen
Beastin GmbH & Stolte GbR
Amalienstr. 44
München
Foot Locker
Neuhauserstrasse 41
München
Snipes
Neuhauser Straße 3a
München
Newseum by Crämer and Co.
Breite G. 18
Nuremberg
Suppa
Paulinenstr. 44
Stuttgart
Greece
Phat Soles
27 – 29 Dimarchou Angelou Metaxa
Athens
Simple Caractere
23 Kiriazi Str
Athens
Device1
P. Mela 38
Thessaloniki
Hong Kong
adidas Brand Center
No. 36 Queen´s Road, Central
Hong Kong
adidas Originals Store Hong Kong Causeway Bay
6 Kingston Street
Hong Kong
adidas Store Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui Ocean Terminal
27 Canton Road
Hong Kong
D-MOP/ J-01
No.56-58 Wellington Street
Hong Kong
EXI.T Hysan One
1 Hysan Avenue
Hong Kong
EXI.T Silevercord
Shop LG31, Silvercord
Hong Kong
Juice
9-11 Cleveland Street
Hong Kong
SWC
Shop 4102, Level 4, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hungary
Icons by Bizanc
Petofi Sandor Utca 20
Budapest
Iceland
Húrra
Hverfisgata 50
Reykjavik
Indonesia
adidas Store Neo Soho
Jalan Letjen. S. Parman Kav. 28
Jakarta
Goods Dept
Jl. MH. Thamrin No. 28 – 30
Jakarta
Ireland
Brown Thomas
88 – 95 Grafton Street
Dublin
JD
43-44 Mary Street
Dublin
size?
26 Wiklow Street
Dublin
Italy
Sugar
Corso Italia 19,
Arezzo
Backdoor
Piazza Galileo Galilei 3A
Bologna
Rail
Via S. Martino della Battaglia, 5a
Brescia
Papini
Corso Italia, 78
Catania
Eraldo
Via Roma 87
Ceggia
SlamJam Ferrara
Via Canonica, 12 int. 3/5
Ferrara
Luisa via Roma
Via Roma 19/21r
Florence
Sotf
via de´ tornabuoni 17/r
Florence
Susi Store
via Viale Umberto I
Latina
Vinicio
Via Felice Musazzi, 2, Legnano MI
Legnano
Bernardelli
Piazza Guglielmo Marconi 27
Mantova
adidas Originals Store Milan
Via Tocqueville 11
Milan
AW Lab
VIA TORINO, 22
Milan
Julian Fashion
Viale G. Matteotti, 31
Milan
Par5
Via Pio IV 1
Milan
size?
Via Torino 49
Milan
Antonia
VIA CUSANI 5
Milano
Antonioli
Via Pasquale Paoli 1
Milano
Excelsior
Galleria del Corso, 4
Milano
Foot Locker
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 24/28
Milano
One Block Down
Corso 22 Marzo, 12
Milano
SlamJam Milan
Via Pasquale Paoli, 3
Milano
Space23
Corso Garibaldi, 104
Milano
Special Milano
Via Tucidide, 56
Milano
Spectrum
Via Felice Casati, 29
Milano
Cotton Club
Via Lambro, 1
Monza
Deliberti
Via Chiatamone, 6
Napoli
Space23
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 156
Roma
Urban Jungle
Via Tuscolana, 1246
Roma
Degli Effetti
Piazza Capranica, 93
Rome
Holypop
Via del Vantaggio, 46
Rome
Suede
Via Dei Serpenti 96
Rome
Urban Star
Via Enrico Fermi, 91/93
Rome
Di Vincenzo Boutique
Via Giovanni Primicerio, 45
Sant´Anastasia
Sneakers 76
Via Vincenzo Pupino, 43
Taranto
Antonioli
19, Piazza Carlo Emanuele II, 19
Torino
Hannibal
via accademia delle scienze, 1
Turin
Japan
adidas Originals Fukuoka
1F Irie Bldg., 1-14-23 Daimyo
FUKUOKA
Cherry
1-1-9 1F, Daimyou, Chuo,Fukuoka-shi,
FUKUOKA
Dice & Dice
DXD bldg 2F 2-1-43 Imaizumi, Chuo-ku
Fukuoka
adidas Originals Hiroshima
4-3 Hon-dori, Naka-ku
HIROSHIMA
adidas Originals Sapporo, Stellar Place
4F Center, Sapporo Stellar Place, 2 Kita-gojo-nishi,
HOKKAIDO
Undefeated Kanagawa
2F VIVRE. 2-15-13 MINAMISAIWAI.NISHI-KU.YOKOHAMA
KANAGAWA
adidas Sendai
2-4-5 Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi
MIYAGI
SWG NAGOYA
3-1-72 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi
NAGOYA
Undefeated Okinawa
1F. RYUBI GALLERIA 1F 2-1-13 MATSUO NAHA-SHI
OKINAWA
adidas Originals Shop HEP FIVE
5F Hep Five, 5-15 Kakuda-cho
OSAKA
Hankyu
8-7,kakudacho,kita-ku,osaka-shi
OSAKA
Undefeated Osaka
1-15-13 Minami-Horie
Osaka
adidas Originals Shop Shinsaibashi
1-15-14 Nishishinsaibashi
Osaka-shi
Undefeated Shizuoka
Shizuoka-shi Aoi-ku Konyamachi 6-7
Shizuoka
adidas Originals Flagship Store Tokyo
Jingumae TAURUS, 5-17-4 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
TOKYO
adidas Originals Tokyo Roppongi
1F Roppongi Hills Metro Hat/Hollywood Plaza, 6-4-1 Roppongi
TOKYO
adidas Tokyo, Shibuya
23-5 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku
TOKYO
adidas Tokyo, Shinjuku
1-3F, 3-27-4 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
TOKYO
BEAMS HAYAJUKU STORE
3-24-7 Jingumae
Tokyo
BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB
1F-C 4-25-1 Jingumae
Tokyo
Billys ENT
6-23-7 Jingumae
Tokyo
Dice & Dice Tokyo
TODD SNYDER TOWNHOUSE B1, 6-18-14 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo
EDIFICE Shinjuku Store
3-31-9 Shinjuku
Tokyo
GR8
1-11-6 Jingumae
Tokyo
Hankyu
4F 2-5-1 Yurakucho
TOKYO
Isetan Shinjuku
3-14-1 Shinjuku
Tokyo
Mita Sneakers
Ameyoko Center bldg 2F 4-7-8 ueno , Taito-ku
Tokyo
Seibu Shibuya
4F Building B, 21-1, Udagawacho
Tokyo
Styles Daikanyama
1F Maison Daikanyama, 11-8 Sarugakucho
Tokyo
Undefeated Tokyo
1F P-2 BLDG.4-32-8 Jingumae Shibuya-ku
Tokyo
United Arrows & Sons
B1-1F, United Arrows Harajuku For Men 3-28-1 Jingumae
Tokyo
VA an Omnibus Shoe Store
B1F, 4-25-29 Jingumae
Tokyo
Korea, Republic of
adidas Originals Store Busan Seomyun
694, Joongangdae-ro
Busan
adidas Originals Store Daegu Dongsungno
50, Donsungno 2gil
Daegu
adidas Originals Store Gwangju Chungjangno
91, Chungjangno 2(i)-ga
Gwangju
adidas Originals Flagship Store Seoul
13, Apgujeongno 50gil
Seoul
adidas Originals Store Seoul Daehakro
25, Daemyeong-gil
Seoul
adidas Originals Store Seoul Itaewon
144-1, Itaewon-ro
Seoul
adidas Originals Store Seoul Myungdong
20, Myeongdong 8na-gil
Seoul
DAS107 by Kasina
74, Wausan-ro
Seoul
Luxembourg
SMETS CONCEPT STORE
262 Route d’Arlon
Strassen
Malaysia
Sole What
Lingkaran Syed Putra
Kuala Lampur
adidas Originals Store Pavilion
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur
Crossover
Jalan PJS 11/15
KUALA LUMPUR
Mexico
adidas Originals Store Perisur
Periférico Sur 4690
Mexico City
Lust Polanco
Av. Presidente Masaryk, 311
Miguel Hidalgo
adidas Originals Store Toreo
Blvd. Manuel Avila Camacho 5
Naucalpan de Juarez
Netherlands
adidas Originals Store Amsterdam
Leidsestraat 7
Amsterdam
Baskets
Gerard Doustraat 96
Amsterdam
Foot Locker
Kalverstraat 103
Amsterdam
FOUR by Azzurro
Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat 127
Amsterdam
Hombre
Oude Leliestraat 10
Amsterdam
JD Sports
Nieuwendjyk 196
Amsterdam
Patta
Zeedijk 67
Amsterdam
size?
Kalverstraat 128
Amsterdam
Concrete
Papestraat 17
Den Haag
Ansh46
Van Oldenbarneveltstraat 99
Rotterdam
Woei
Hoogstraat 65-A
Rotterdam
Labels
Putstraat 12
Sittard
New Zealand
Area 51
34 Osborne Street
Auckland
Footlocker
191 Queen St
Auckland
Loaded Newmarket
206 Broadway
Auckland
Norway
YME Studios
Karl Johans Gate 39
Oslo
Panama
adidas Originals Store Multiplaza
Vía Israel
Panama
Peru
adidas Originals Jockey Plaza
Av. Javier Prado Este 4200, Surco
Lima
Philippines
adidas Glorietta 2
Ayala Avenue cor. Pasay Road, Ayala Center, Makati
Manila
Commonwealth
SM Aura Premier, Fort Bonifacio
Manila
Sole Academy
Bonifacio High Street
Manila
Poland
Lab chmielna 20
Chmielna 20
Warsaw
Portugal
Wrong weather
Av. da Boavista 754
Porto
Singapore
adidas Originals Store Singapore
9 Scotts Road
Singapore
Limited Edt Chamber
10 Bayfront Ave
Singapore
Spain
24 KILATES
Comercio, 29 Local
Barcelona
Foot Locker
Avenida Portal de l´Angel 6
Barcelona
Limited Editions
Carrer del Duc, 13
Barcelona
Limited Editions
C/ Rera Palau 7
Barcelona
LIMITEDEDITIONS
FRANCESC PUJOLS, 3-5
Barcelona
Sivasdescalzo
De la Marina, 229
Barcelona
Foot Locker
C/ Preciados 6
Madrid
Mini
Calle del Limón, 24
Madrid
Nigra Mercato
C/ Lope de Vega, 2
Madrid
Sivasdescalzo
Calle Churruca 5
Madrid
size?
Calle de Fuencarrel 12
Madrid
ELITE
Conjunto Benabolá, 8
Málaga
Sweden
Shelta
Andra Långgatan 21
Goteborg
Sneakersnstuff
Davidshallsgatan 19
Malmö
Très Bien Shop
Fersens Väg 20
Malmö
Aplace
Norrlandsgatan 11
Stockholm
C-Store
Brunnsgatan 9
Stockholm
C-Store
Regeringsgatan 77
Stockholm
Paul & Friends
Regeringsg. 55
Stockholm
Sneakersnstuff
Åsögatan 124
Stockholm
Footish
Östra Ågatan 9
Uppsala
Switzerland
Boutique Roma
Pelikanstrasse 6
Zürich
Snipes
Niederdorfstraße 21
Zürich
titolo sport
Niederdorfstr. 10
Zürich
Taiwan
adidas Originals Store Kaohsiung
No. 158, Wenheng 2nd Rd
Kaohsiung
Invincible South
No.291, Renyi St.
Kaohsiung
adidas Originals Store Taichung
No. 166, 168, 170, Sec. 2, Gongyi Rd
Taichung
Invincible Central
1, Meicun Rd.
Taichung
adidas Originals Store Dun Nan Taipei
Dunhua S. Rd.
Taipei
adidas Originals Store Nanxi
Zhongshan N. Rd
Taipei
adidas Originals Store Zhong Xiao Taipei
No. 183, Section 4, Zhongxiao E Rd
Taipei
Invincible East
4, Zhongxiao E. Rd.
Taipei
Juice Taipei
Dunhua S Rd
Taipei
Thailand
adidas Originals Store Bangkok Siam Center
Siam Center,979 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan
Bangkok
Carnival
1 Pathum Wan
Bangkok
United Kingdom
Hanon
51 The Green, City Centre
Abderdeen
Harvey Nichols
31-32 Wharfside Street
Birmingham
Size?
1-2 Lower Temple Street
Birmingham
Consortium
14 Albert Road
Bournemouth
Endclothing
196 Ingram Street
Glasgow
HIP
84-86 Vicar Ln
Leeds
wellgosh
34 High Street
Leicester
Size?
59 Bold Street
Liverpool
adidas Originals Store London, Fouberts Place
15 Fouberts Place
London
Browns
24-27 SOUTH MOLTON STREET
LONDON
Foot Locker
283 Oxford Street
London
Footpatrol Ltd
80 Berwick Street
London
Harvey Nichols (London)
109-125 Knightsbridge
London
JD Sports
201-203 Oxford Street
London
Matches
87 Marylebone High St
LONDON
Size?
37A Neal Street Covent Garden
London
Sneakersnstuff
107-108 Shoreditch High Street
London
Harvey Nichols
21 New Cathedral St
Manchester
Hervia
40 Spring Gardens
Manchester
Size?
37 Market Street
Manchester
Triads Ltd
54-56 Albert Road
Middlesbrough
Endclothing
133 – 137 Grainger Street,
Newcastle
Philip Browne
3 Guildhall Hill
Norwich
United States
adidas Originals Store Aventura
19575 Biscayne Boulevard
Aventura
adidas Store Brooklyn
5100 Kings Plaza
Brooklyn
adidas Store Cherry Hill
2000 Route 38, Suite 1640
Cherry Hill
adidas CONFIRMED6552
adidas store Water tower Plaza
845 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 409
Chicago
adidas CONFIRMEDLEFT(BL370,4)
adidas Store Elmhurst
90-15 Queens Boulevard
Elmhurst
adidas Store Garden City
630 Old Country Road
Garden City
adidas Originals Store Los Angeles, Melrose Avenue
8009 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles
adidas Originals Store Miami Beach
226 8th Street
Miami Beach
adidas Originals Store New York, Spring Street
115 Spring Street
New York
adidas Store New York
454 Fulton Street
New York
adidas Store Paramus
1 Garden State Plaza
Paramus
adidas Store San Francisco
845 Market Street
San Francisco
adidas store Santa Monica
1231 Third St. Promenade
Santa Monica

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2020.10.27 19:42 CountingDownTheDays5 Do not risk your mental and physical health by rejecting a man. GHOST HIM if need be.

We know for sure that there are far more LVM than there are HVM, and we encounter more LVM & NVM than HVM. Don't shoot me I'm just a messenger. Lately I have been seeing post on other subreddits telling women to reject men face to face, and or tell a man when you are not interested. "They" believe he deserves and has earned that much. One date, a few text messages, and your sob story doesn't earn you anything. Most definitely not me putting myself in danger via you.
I am here to say unless you are willing to put your mental and physical health at risk do not do this. Well not all men are like this- Words of a pickme or a LVM. Well do you group of individuals have a magical list we women can have so we can know which one is which? If so (in my Mo'Nique voice) I would like to see it. Oh you don't? Ladies do not do it. Being verbally accosted or physically assaulted is not worth smoothing over his pride. And there is no way (I REPEAT) NO WAY you can tell how each individual man will react. Save yourself the possible physical, sexual, mental, emotional, or verbal assault and just GHOST AND BLOCK.
Well, counting you don't know what you are talking about. Perfect example: Guy I use to talk to texts me (I am newly single sadly), and asks me out on a date (this is last night). After he suggested we hang out at my place. I told him: Ya no confío en ti. No me gustas. Buena suerte! (I am afro-latina he is chinese-mexican). Do you know he cursed me out something good. Never would have expected that. Was rejecting his sending me full body nudes, lying about it being 7 when it was clearly a small 4 worth it? Heck no. All I did was get verbally accosted. Don't be like me be smart.... Thanks for coming to my ted talk. And if anyone was wondering yes full body nudes as in I can see the top of his head all the way to his toes.
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2020.09.29 17:12 SuspiciousLeopard662 An explanation of female intrasexual competition and why its important

Instrasexual competition refers the competition between same sex others over access to a potential mate. The instagender dynamics between men, in how they compete with each other to get women and increase their social dominance is well known by now and has been studied extensively by social scientists. Male instrasexual competition tends to be more aggressive, violent and visible which is why it gets more attention from society at large. However, less is known about female instrasexual competition, which is more subtle but just as effective as male instrasexual competition techniques.
So what is female instrasexual competition? You probably heard and observed growing up that women tend to be more catty with each other then men. The root of this stereotype has some truth to it because it all connects back to female instrasexual competition, where women rather then use direct methods like men, such as their fists to resolve issues, prefer to use social shaming techniques to ostracize and hurt potential competitors over access to hv men.
A study published in The Journal of Royal Society, broke down female instrasexual competition, and what its looks like:
The study of sexual selection among human females has primarily focused on two competition strategies used to attract mates: (i) self-promotion and (ii) the derogation of rivals. Self-promotion involves epigamic displays of physical attractiveness such as wearing make-up or sexy clothing to attract the attention of a potential partner [17]. The derogation of competitors involves making a rival seem less attractive or less appealing to members of the opposite sex [7,8], which is typically achieved by disparaging the competitor's appearance or by spreading rumours that question the fidelity or level of promiscuity of a rival [2]. Females attack other females principally on appearance and sexual fidelity because males value these qualities in their partners. Indeed, research on human mate preferences has clearly shown that males have a strong preference for young, attractive females [3,6,913] who are not licentiousThe derogation of rivals bears a striking similarity to what developmental psychologists have termed ‘indirect aggression’ [1517], which is also known as ‘social aggression’ [18,19] and ‘relational aggression’ [20,21]. Indirect aggression is circuitous in nature and entails actions such as getting others to dislike a person, excluding peers from the group, giving someone the ‘silent treatment’, purposefully divulging secrets to others, and the use of derisive body and facial gestures to make another feel self-conscious. Interestingly, indirect aggression also includes behaviours that have been shown to be used by women around the world when attempting to reduce the mate value of a competitor—criticizing a competitor's appearance and spreading rumours about her sexual behaviour [9]. Although developmental psychologists have tended to not conceptualize females' use of indirect aggression as an intrasexual competition strategy, the central thesis of this paper is that it is an effective approach that is used primarily and ubiquitously by girls and women when they are at the peak of their reproductive value
So in sum, female instrasexual comeptition involves self-promotion which means doing things such as putting on makeup, slutty clothes to signal your sexual availability, mate guarding by discouraging your mate/tribal men from seeking other women, and the derogation of other women, through usually indirect aggression but sometimes direct aggression by lowering their social value to make them less attractive mates, Ex: slut shaming.
A good example of female instrasexual competition that is talked about a lot by trp, is older women attempting to shame both young women and older men from entering relationships with each other. If older men start to date younger women in large numbers, that would leave older women with less access to potential sexual and romantic partners, so they mate guard the men by ostracizing them for dating younger women, so they will be less likely to do so due to social taboo, and engage in classic female instrasexual competition by spreading derogatory rumors about younger women such as they are dumb, shallow and immature to make them less attractive mates in the eyes of men.However, outside of that there hasn't in my opinion been a lot strong examples of female instrasexual competition discussed on trp. So I recently came across an example myself that I think you would all find interesting as it involves both female rivalry and mate guarding.
Recently, on tik tok there was this hispanic girl who made a light hearted video praising middle eastern men claiming they and latinas belong together. Well the video went viral, and many middle eastern men responded very enthusiastically to the video, and began hyping up the women in question and hispanic women in general. This lead to a lot of middle eastern women on twitter and social media in general making snide remarks about how they don't want middle eastern men anyways, that latinas should take them or some of them insulting latinas claiming they are inferior to middle eastern women in every way and insulting middle eastern men by shaming them for just simply saying they find latinas attractive.
In this video , we see the girl who made the viral video reading a comment by a middle eastern woman who insulted her looks and characters, because she was obviously jealous and threatened by the attention hispanic women were paying to her 'men.' This is a perfect example of instrasexual competition among women and mate guarding, in which they use shaming tactics to prevent the men of their tribe from seeking women of another tribe because they fear the additional competition when it comes to finding mates.
In my opinion its important for redpill men to know what female intrasexual competition and mate guarding looks like, so you counter it when its directed at you or the women you desire.
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2020.09.17 12:31 CaptainGordan Throwback Write-Up #20: NB Ridaz - NB RIdaz.com

Artist: NB Ridaz
Album: NB Ridaz.com
Label: Upstairs Records
Released: April 4th, 2004
Background
NB Ridaz, formally known as Nastyboy Klick, are a Hip Hop/R&B group out of Phoenix Arizona. Started by MC Magic, the group became popular locally by selling their CDs at swap meets and making personalized songs of their hits for people. They dropped two albums under the Nastyboy Klick moniker, one of which had one of their most successful singles with “Lost In Love”. Their debut also had the hit “Down For Yours” featuring Roger Troutman, who laid down the chorus with his signature talkbox singing. That sound would become a staple in NB Ridaz’s future hits. With the name officially change to NB Ridaz, they dropped Invasion in 2001, with the hit song “Runaway” In 2004 they dropped NB Ridaz.com, their most successful album to date, spawning hits like “Notice Me” “So Fly” and “Pretty Girl”. The influence Roger Troutman had instilled on the group’s sound is especially prominent here, with the talkbox chorus on “Wishin on a Star” and “Pretty Girl” This album also served to promote their website NBRidaz.com, where they sold merchandise and promoted their personalized songs that fans can put requests for. Although the site is no longer active you are able to see remnants of the site if you use the wayback machine.
Intro
I wanted to preface by saying that the reason I chose this album was because it was huge among Hispanics/Latinos in the US. and in Latin America, but I feel like they are largely unknown to this forum and non-hispanic hip hop listeners. I realized I lived in a bit of a bubble when I overestimated their general popularity on this sub. Living in a large Mexican community, the album and songs like “So Fly” and “Pretty Girl” were inescapable and most girls I went to middle school with including my sister had a crush on MC Magic. I talked about them once in the DD a while back when someone brought up Soulja Boy’s influence by using the internet to blow up and being the supposed first one to really use the internet, and I mentioned how NB Ridaz were using their website to promote personalized songs before Soulja Boy was active, which was then downvoted and followed by a “Who?” response. Anyways after that and testing the waters by posting “Pretty Girl” (which was downvoted), I became aware of that bubble and how the album is not known to the general hip hop audience. To be fair, even when the album was in heavy rotation during release, I noticed it was more popular among girls than dudes, and this sub/website isn’t exactly known for their demographics in the women department.
Review
One thing about this album is that almost every single song has to do with love or intimacy, whether that be the pursuit and wooing of a new partner, cultivating and strengthening of relationships, or lamenting of past relations, probably why it was more popular with girls than dude.
The album kicks off with a forgettable intro followed by U Got Me Hot, which is just a fun song about meeting women at the club and a good track to kick off the album.
Now she was rockin hot jeans
Low-cut baby tee
Hotter than the Fourth of July in A Z
I mean I'm trippin, I couldn't even think
Booty so thick she can hold two drinks
Next is Pretty Girl. Though it wasn’t the leading single on the album, it is probably the most popular song from this album after Notice Me. With a smooth beat reminiscent of 90’s G-Funk, and a chorus and verses backed up by the talkbox singing that they picked up from Roger Troutman, this song has everything that makes it both timeless and a callback to the group’s roots. My favorite part has to be MC Magic’s verse, as he blesses us by alternating his rhymes between English and Spanish seamlessly.
Si tu supieras lo que siento
Cada vez
Que me pongo a pensar en todos los momentos
All the good times we've had, me and you, you and I
Hot summer nights, making love in July
The only girl that didn't give it on the first night
Una mujer incomparable, Imma love her life
After Pretty Girl and, the album transitions to its raunchier side with the lead single So Fly. One small detail I always liked about this song is that each member comes in with a short intro setup before their verse starts, with Zig Zag and MC Magic singing their first lines before rapping, and the DJ Scratching on the beginning of Dos’s verse, I thought it was a pretty neat touch. Zig Zag’s verse is iconic too and etched in my childhood since my sister had this song on loop on her boombox.
I know, I been on the road and away from home
But I been fiendin' for you
Dreaming of you
And what I'm gonna do when I have you alone
You heard the message
On your cellphone, me sayin' "Daddy's home"
I'm about to put it down, got you runnin' around
Half-naked around the house
And this isn't just fast sex
We makin' love until we both climax
Next up Tu Eres, a love ballad sung entirely in Spanish. The lines are a bit cheesy, but since it’s a love ballad it’s expected. If you get serious with a Latina who’s in her late 20’s/early 30’s, you’ll get bonus points if you play this for her.
Despertando una manana pensando en ti
Tus brazos y besos los quiero sentir
Yo te quiero y te amo que haria sin ti?
Un angel que Dios me enviado a mi
On Wishin’, the song revolves around getting hurt by being broken up with by an ex, but still wanting them back. Though it sounds great rapping and beat-wise, and the chorus is nice as hell, it’s my least favorite song on the album on subject matter alone. After that the album gets more upbeat on Playaz. Dope hook, classic beat, and great verses all around where NB Ridaz affiliates 'The Hav Nots' lay down some good verses.
The album then does a 180 with 4-Ever, a song about committing to be with your partner forever. The chorus features singer Angelina combined with the talkbox singing by the NB Ridaz. Though this is one of multiple tracks on the album that feature the talkbox singing chorus, and not even the only one that also features Angelina on the chorus, they still manage to get creative with it. Next up is Notice Me, which was probably the song that got the most radio play in my area and in general. While being the second song that has both Angelina and the talkbox singing chorus, it still manages to sound fresh and change from a theme of commitment to one of simping.
Until I Die is probably my favorite beat on the album, even with dope 90’s West Coast style beats of “Pretty Girl” and “Playaz”. Hearing this makes me wish NB Ridaz experimented more with guitars on their instrumentals. This song is different from the other love songs on the album in that it focuses on growth in partnership, from struggles to sacrifices couples would do for each other. Featured artist and long-time collaborator Big Gemini has a great verse on this as well
I used to say once you're born you're just waiting to die
And every day in between is just a waste of some time
But in time I was convinced that I was far from the truth
Believe it or not I found truth the night I met you
So just know that if there's life after death I'm a wait for you there
To love you forever for real
Sunshine features the same singer (Mary) who did the chorus on U Got Me Hot, and she easily steals the show on this. This song always reminded of a 90’s R&B ballad, and probably the only song on the album where I think Dos had the best verse. .
Not once not twice but your three times a lady
The comfort of your arms got me feeling like your baby
Ill be there for you lets make love in to memories
Your tender touch and your smile always get the best of me
Never let you go or treat you bad ill give you all i have
I belong to you and only you girl i want you bad
Sunshine is followed by the Lil Ridaz skit, just an obnoxious skit of these two little kids breaking into MC Magic’s studio and rapping. Kinda wishing they cut this because it’s not great. The skit leads us into the next song, Bounce If You Wanna, that uses the same beat as the skit. Something weird I found in making this writeup is that not a single lyric website has this song correctly noted, as every site instead has the lyrics to the Lil Ridaz skit. I wanted to highlight Kid Frost’s verse because he was nice and it was iconic to have the first Mexican-American rapper to blow up on an NB Ridaz track. This doesn’t exist anywhere else so I might have mucked a few words
Collar stay popped like champagne bottles, it’s full throttle
That’s the motto, and I spend dough like I won the lotto
Hit trees like there’s no tomorrow
Still spittin hot shit for you to bump in your barrio
Kid Frost, Two fifths of Hennessey
2002 West, go to push and a half ounce of kush
Went triple x, now there’s plenty of bush
Pornstars and strippers get snatched with one look
It’s the Kiddie crook back with them NB Ridaz
O’s and G’s, flippin pounds of keys
On the regular, there’s no competitor
Take it from the editor, back like the predator
Exterminator, Terminator, Violator, Regulator
And I’m way too smooth than them brand new wall of gators
Kid Frost still a boss and I floss on you haters
Fakes and phonies, and all you perpetrators
Southwest Ridaz is up next, and the album is just the group spitting cold hard bars. MC Magic shines as usual and alternate Spanish and English lines like he did on Pretty Girl, except with more hardcore rapping on this track. San Diego’s Mr. Shadow makes an appearance, who was also popular among latino hip hop listeners in the mid 2000’s, but who catered more to the gangster rap crowd.
MC Magic expands on how the group started in the skit Magic’s Custom CDs, where he recounts how his group were able to establish themselves by making personalized CDs for them and advertises how fans can use the website to request their own custom CDs, and as a bonus he even includes an example of a custom song he made using Lost in Love as a basis. The album’s closing track, Guess Who’s Back was always my guilty pleasure as a kid. Borrowing my sister’s CD of this album every now and then, this is the track I always skipped to since at the time I wasn’t feeling like hearing love or heartbreak songs, so this one holds a special place in my heart. With this and Southwest Ridaz, the group made it known they can drop bars when they wanted to and aren’t just a group that coasts on love ballads.
I didn’t mention the Cho and Lo skits, until now, but they are a series of skits on the album that have a radio duo ragging on each other. I used to like their banter when I was in middle school, but I’ve grown out of it since then
Conclusion
As I mentioned before, upon doing my research for my writeup, I found that I overestimated the group’s popularity and my perception of their popularity was warped because of where I and who I grew up with, being from a city on the west coast where there are more Mexicans than any other race. In spite of their popularity among Latinos with songs that have +10 million views on youtube, they never had an album chart on the Billboard 200, and even their most famous songs only peaked close to the bottom of the Billboard 100 charts. In spite of their lack of reach outside the Latino community, this album was huge for those of us who did grow up listening to it.
Questions
For non-Latinos, did you listen to or come across this album while growing up?
In light of NB RIdaz's use of the internet to push their albums as did other artists, do you feel that their practices are overlooked when discussing the history of artists using the internet to sell?
What is your favorite hip hop album by a Latino-American?
Favorite song on NB Ridaz.com?
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2020.09.01 11:08 madali0 The Google Review's on the Iranian Hypermarket, Megasis, in Venezuela is neat

The Google Review's on the Iranian Hypermarket, Megasis, in Venezuela is neat
Last month, Iran opened a hypermarket in Venezuela and stocked it with Iranian products. I didn't really pay much attention, but today I came across it and it was bigger than I thought.
"But it is the first one owned by a company in Iran, one of the few countries helping Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro evade U.S. sanctions. And it comes equipped with a kind of high-tech Covid shield -- an airport-scanner-like booth that measures shoppers’ temperatures and sprays them with disinfectant mist."
That above is from western rag paper, but domestic Venezuelan seem to have better reporting. This is one I found and read the google translated version:
Here are is one highlight:
The store is located in the Terrazas del Ávila urbanization and will generate 100 direct and 400 indirect jobs.
Another one:
You cannot enter the supermarket without first going through the biosecurity system, it is the only one in Venezuela that has this technology.
It is a kind of capsule similar to the one found in airports where the person must look at the camera so that the equipment detects body temperature, if he has a fever an alarm sounds and he will not be able to enter, if the system determines that everything OK, move on to the disinfection area.
...
Iran continues to show the world its strengths and the development it has achieved in 40 years of US blockade. More than 150 Iranian businessmen are present with their products and also Venezuelan businessmen.
Some pictures:

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The google reviews I mentioned (some are autotranslated):
  • This is great news to the people of Venezuela who are battling shortage of groceries and household items including drinking water, may god bless Iran and Megasis supermarket to grow and serve the humanitarian support in this country
  • Cheap and Anti-imperialism supermarket!
  • Best Market in very important times. Stay blessed both Venezuela & Iran.
  • The prices are very good, they have a range of very good plastic items, especially for the kitchen and some decoration, I recommend them. The sweets part: candies, cookies, sweet cereals, chocolate spread, dates, sesame are exquisite, they are worth trying, they are Iranian products of excellent taste and quality !!
  • Variety of quality products, competitive prices, accept foreign currency in cash, unknown excellent Iranian products, I recommend tasting, very cheap and excellent cookies. Canned lamb meat one of his delicacies
Remember, this is why USA and the west has been trying to destroy Iran for the past 40 years. Iran brings an alternative path to the hegemony the colonizers have presented to the world. They are terrified that nations & people will realize that there are other possible futures. Their hold, through military, financial, and media terrorism, is to create a world where there are only two choices. Surrender to western neoliberalism or be destroyed. Libya offers something else? Destroy them. North Korea doesn't want to play along? Destroy them. Cuba, Venezuela, Belarus, want to try a more socialized solution for their community? Not on the empire's watch. And Iran, as a country that refuses to surrender to the west and resists the western terrorism is the most threatening to them. Because if Iran, after all this, still stands strong, that all nations will realize that they to can resist.
This is not just a supermarket. This is yet another grain of sand being blown from the American sand castle.
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2020.08.22 20:21 KT_noir Debunking TeleSUR/Abby Martin on Venezuela's crisis (English post)

Debunking TeleSUAbby Martin on Venezuela's crisis (English post)
Recently, I found an article on TeleSUR, on which the journalist Abby Martin 'debunks' supposed misconceptions about Venezuela. In the article, Martin claims that:
"We just went to five different supermarkets and the shelves were fully stocked. And this is all type of neighborhoods, all types of classes. From Nestle chocolates to coco cola products, fish, meat, vegetables and fruits."
Claiming in a pretty unambiguous way, that the situation in Venezuela is not as bad as the media might tell you.
The article also claim that, the actual shortages that are happening, are actually the product of the 'economic war' on Venezuela:
Speaking with Venezuelan economist Pascualina Curzio, Martin discovers that while there are food shortages in Venezuela, these are a product of an "economic war."
And finally, the article claims that:
  1. The current government actually has a pretty much huge public support.
  2. And that there's little evidence of government suppression.
As Martin continues her investigation, she also discovers that there is still huge support for the Venezuelan government — despite what mainstream media reports.
She traverses through the Venezuelan crowds that are marching for President Maduro's government to continue working for the people and is told by one protester: "Oligarchs, listen to this! Always, Always, Hugo Rafael Frias will be in our hearts!" in reference to the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.
Walking through the sea of government supporters, Martin finds no evidence of the mainstream media narrative of government suppression.
Summarizing the article's arguments, it will go like this:
  1. The food situation in Venezuela is actually pretty decent, not as bad as the media tells you.
  2. The actual shortages are a product of the 'economic war' on Venezuela, not the government itself.
  3. The government has the support of the people.
  4. The government does not commit political repression of dissidents.
Rebuttal of the article:
Lets start with the first, 1# The food situation in Venezuela is actually pretty decent, not as bad as the media tells you.
Rebuttal: To put into perspective how wrong this affirmation is, by 2015 (2 years before this article was released), Venezuela was having a 80–90% shortage rate of milk (powdered and liquid), margarine, butter, sugar, beef, chicken, pasta, cheese, corn flour, wheat flour, oil, rice, coffee, toilet paper, diapers, laundry detergent, bar soap, bleach, dish, shampoo and soap:
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The Venezuelan observatory of health says that, in 2015, foodin 2016, 93,3% of homes don’t have enough money to pay for food.
In 2016, 87% of Venezuelans were consuming less due to the shortages (with a scarcity rate of 50% to 80%), and in 2017 (the year of this TeleSUR's article), 83% of Venezuelans were living in poverty, 93% could no longer afford food and that one million Venezuelan school children did not attend classes "due to hunger and a lack of public services".
Venezuela's Water Crisis HERE.
ECOVI HERE.
A study of the food security and nutrition crisis in Venezuela HERE.
The economic consequences of Hugo Chavez, HERE
2# The actual shortages are a product of the 'economic war' on Venezuela, not the government itself.
Rebuttal: The causes of this disaster are, for the surprise of absolutely anybody, THE (VERY HORRIBLE) BOLIVARIAN ECONOMIC POLICIES.
The situation of shortages of basic necessities in Venezuela has its history, during the 90's, Venezuela's food production has decline to this day, and during the Bolivarian Revolution, food imports pretty much sky rocketed, making the Bolivarian government very reliant on this.
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Information of the previous charts and more of them are here
When Chavez inaugurated price and currency controls, shortages where taking place. (1)
And when Chavez started to nationalize industries, production dropped (1)
Among other factors like corruption contributed to current shortages, for example the military currently traffics with food, the military was involved in schemes to benefit from food scarcity rather than help assuage it, military sellers would drastically increase the cost of goods and create shortages by hoarding products, etc..
Study on the Right to Food Under Hugo Chavez
To finally debunk the notion of 'economic war' as the cause of Venezuela's shortages (and pretty much the entire crisis), one must at the DATES:
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In 2016, a year before Venezuela confronted economic sanctions, the country have a hyperinflation rate of 800%, the GDP was shrinking by 19%, Food and medical equipment imports and fell by 70%, infant mortality increased by 44%, etc, etc…
3# The government has the support of the people.
Rebuttal: While Chavez in its time was fairly popular, this is simplistically not the case for Maduro.

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In 2013, Maduros approval ratings was between 40% to 50%, popularity that was partly beacuse of chavez endorsement.
In 2014 was in 24% (with 85% of Venezuelans stating that the economic situation of Venezuela was bad) and datanalysis confirmed that 66% of Venezuelans didn't want maduro to finish his 6-year term of precidency.
In 2016, a poll found that 61.4% found that Maduro had become a dictator.
In 2018, meganálisis polls found that 84.6% of Venezuelans surveyed wanted Maduro and his government to be removed from power.
And by 2019, Maduro's popularity has found an all-time low, with a approval rate of just 14%, and Juan Guaido's approval rate at 66%. (1)

(Here for a little more information and Here)
4# The government does not commit political repression of dissidents.
Rebuttal: Starting with journalism, Venezuela has seen a dangerous decline in press freedom, and, in reference to the Freedom House, Venezuela has low score in both civil liberties and political rights:

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In 1998, independent television represent 88% of the 24 national television channels while the other 12% of channels were controlled by the Venezuelan government. By 2014, there were 105 national television channels with only 48 channels, or 46%, representing independent media while the Venezuelan government and the "communitarian channels" it funded accounted for 54% of channels, or the 57 remaining channels.
See: The Authoritarian Resurgence: Autocratic Legalism in Venezuela, from Journal of Democracy
According to the National Union of Press Workers of Venezuela, 115 media outlets have been shut down between 2013 and 2018 during Nicolás Maduro's government, including 41 printed means, 65 radio outlets and 9 television channels.
The Press and Society Institute of Venezuela found at least 350 cases of violations of freedom of expression during the first seven months of 2019.
For more information, see Censorship in Venezuela
Conclusions: To summarize the points of this post, it is that, first, there is SEVERE food scarcity and food insecurity in Venezuela and Abby Martins report about it its absolutely lame.
Second, the cause of this crisis is find in government policies, not in sanctions.
Third, the current government has very little to no support from the Venezuelan people.
Fourth, the government has an extensive history of political repression since Chavez, it has only worsen with Maduro.
Abby Martin (whether deliberately or not), obscures all of the previous information, denies the suffering of millions of Venezuelans, and gives misleading imagery and cherry-picks her ''data'' to give very stupid conclusions (TeleSUR is basically pinnacle of cheap government propaganda).
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2020.08.10 17:08 Superfan234 Electoral Crisis in Bolivia: The Complete story

In a previous post, I answered the most commons questions and misconceptions about the Conflict in Bolivia
With this post my objective is much more ambitious: To explain once and for all , the Bolivian Crisis to Neoliberal
It is a massive task, for sure. But I think the final work lives up to the expectations
Of course, massive thanks to u/thebolivianguy. He helped me a ton with details I was honestly not aware of, give his inside thoughts from inside the country, and brought almost all the main News Sources you will find in this post. Kudos to him for the support!
What role did the OAS have? Was it really the United States the ones who ousted Evo Morales? Was there really Electoral manipulation? How the Opposition took over the country?
Let's find out ;)

The Original Sin: The Controversial Plebiscite of 2016

If I need to give a specific date to understand the turmoil events of 2019, without a doubt we must go back to 2016, to the Plebicite of February 21. In this Plebiscite, Evo Morales Aima called on the Bolivian population to vote for a constitutional reform allowing him to be elected for the 2020-2025 presidential term. By a tight margin (51% against re-eleccion vs 49% in favor) Bolivians decided to prevent another term for Evo Morales in 2019 [*]
Evo Morales, after 13 years of thunderous electoral victories, had to accept defeat. Until then, he enjoyed unparalleled popularity in Bolivia, keeping the country with a stable economy [*] and together with his Party (MAS) he controlled all the powers of the State. It took him a few days, but reluctantly, he ends up accepting his loss
However, a few months later, Morales would appeal to the Constitutional Court for a second opinion. In 2017, in a highly controversial ruling, the Court considered the prohibition of indefinite re-election, limited the Humans Rights of the President. As a result, Evo could stand for re-election as many times as he wished to[*]
The ruling was naturally strongly criticized by the opposition. And, in hindsight , it became the biggest political mistake Evo Morales has ever made

The Consequences of Indefinite Re-Election

For more than a decade, Evo enjoyed great popularity and appreciation by varied sectors of the population. Not only the "common people", but also Bolivian businessmen, who viewed with good eyes the stability and economic growth Bolivia had experienced, something extremely rare in that country. These times of prosperity had reduced the Opposition to small unpopular group, with multitude of internal conflicts
But extremely partisan decision of the Constitutional Tribunal allowed Opposition politicians, who shared little to nothing with each other, to sit together and defend themselves against a common enemy. In time, civil communities would join the political efforts, and together, they would be able to unleash protests and demonstrations throughout the country, capitalizing on the political discontent of the Bolivian People
The OAS, on the contrary, would not condemn the decision of the Constitutional Court. On the contrary, the president of the OAS expressly traveled to Bolivia to support the indefinite election of Evo Morales. [*]. For those who have heard of the Bolivian Crisis in mass media this may sound unusual, but in fact there is a quite convincing explanation. However, let's not beat around this bush just yet
I am going to be extremely specific: There are 3 central points crucial to understand the Bolivian crisis (I'm going to list them because we will constantly return to them)
Evo's wishes for indefinite re-election resulted in three critical problems
  • 1) Political Union of the Opposition: Parties and Civil Communities that shared little or nothing with each other, put aside their political differences in order to defeat Evo
  • 2) General mistrust of the People: The Rebirth of the Dictatorships of Venezuela (~ 2017) and Nicaragua (~ 2018), became a gloomy omen for Bolivians. Both regimes were consolidated through electoral farces. So the proper tally of the votes became absolutely crucial
  • 3) Antagonism with Latin America: A big majority of LATAM Leaders, for the most part, was seeking a change of government in Venezuela at any cost. Bolivia's fierce support to Venezuela, could be a fundamental obstacle to overthrowing Maduro
The combination of these 3 factors, added to the generalized perception of Evo Morales as a Corrupt Politician, was the explosive mixture that led to the general fear of electoral manipulation in Bolivia
The massive protests, and this is important to remember, were not to support a particular opposition candidate. They were against the (justified) fear that Evo installed in the Bolivian population about falling into a Crisis similar to the one Venezuela was living

Days before the Election

By early October 2019, the political tension could be feel in the air. Three years of attempts to avoid Evo's re-election had failed legally, but electorally, they had succeeded in an unprecedented way Since 2005, Morales had won by landslides all the presidential elections he had participated. In 2005, he had beaten Jorge Quiroga 54% vs 29%. In 2009 he beat Manfred Reyes 64% vs 27%, in 2014 he beat Samuel Doria 61% vs 24. Evo's popularity, in principle, was virtually unbeatable
But a partial defeat in the municipal elections of 2015[*] and mainly his defeat in the 2016 Plebiscite, raised doubts about his ability to win a new presidential elections
Problems were nothing to shrug off. Morales presented in 2019 the same Political Project he had for over 13 years: a Conservative-Social Democracy with an indigenous mix. Against him, Carlos Mesa, his main political rival, presented an almost identical project, with the additional “plus” of not having 13 years of corruption scandals and worn-out Populism accompanying Evo
Citizens who felt comfortable with Evo's Bolivarian model could feel confident Mesa have the vision to continue the years of prosperity, and at the same time, detoxify the institutions of the State from rampant corruption. It was, by all accounts, a great opportunity for political change in the country
As the Election approached, the opinion polls became increasingly grim for Evo. He was projected to reach only 37% of the vote in the First Round, far from the ~ 60% he achieved in the 2014 elections[*]
To top it off, Chi Hyun and Oscar Ortiz (the other two strong opposition candidates) appear, in the event of a Ballot, closer to supporting Carlos Mesa than Evo. Capturing those votes in the Second round, would be a very complex task
Although the situation might look bleak for the Government there was, in fact, a chance to win. In Bolivia, the candidate who obtains more than 40% of the votes (and exceeds the second candidate by 10%) can be elected as winner in the First Round
This way, Evo marginally win in the First round, thus avoiding a second Ballot. Of course, the fact Evo could win by a margin of ~ 1%, only increased the social pressure on the correct tall of votes The Opposition Politicians and Media also echoed this concern, and months before the elections, they were already calling for citizens to protect the results, accusing the Government of fabricating an electoral fraud [*][*][*]

Elections Day

The day everyone was waiting for finally arrived. At the Sunday of October 20, citizens of the 9 Departments of Bolivia were called to vote at the polls, without any mayor complications at first
After a relatively quiet morning, Bolivians prepared for the results. In Bolivia, the electoral court supervises three different types of counting
  • Boca de Urna(*): quite unaccurate, but reflects the immediate moments after the vote
  • Quick Count (TREP): which allows to know approximate results in a few hours [*]
  • Final Count: official results, which usually take a couple of days
It was clear that the winner would be defined by mere decimals. And possibly, the last votes would come from rural areas, where Evo remained as great favorite, but little polls to clarity for how much At night, Bolivians were nervously waiting for the final results of the count. In mere minutes, they would know the results of 4 years of political conflict. And suddenly, without any prior notice, the Electoral Tribunal stops the vote count
The opposition's alarms quickly went off, and fiercely, they asked the electoral court an explanation for the delay
The Electoral Tribunal, without giving it much importance to it, give vague and really confusing reasons to excuse itself[*]. Although at the beginning it was attributed (informally) to technical problems, the Electoral Tribunal ended up reporting that stopping the quick count was "planned in advance" [*] and that the final results would eventually be known
If this process was really planned or not, the doubt was enough to light the fuse of the discontent and mistrust the entire country was experiencing. Quickly, citizens began to protest at the headquarters of the Electoral Tribunal [*] , demanding the vote counting be resumed
The OAS, the European Union and the United States expressed their concern about the suspension of the count, and sent statements requesting explanations from the government[*]

Days after the election

On Monday October 21, the Electoral Tribunal resumed the vote counting. To the discontent of the Opposition (and the joy of the Government), the final toll was clear: Morales had won in the first round, and MAS maintained control of both the Upper House and the Lower House of the Congress
This only infuriated the Opposition population, who saw the change in trend and Government secrecy as a clear attempt to manipulate the data. Protests began in front of the country's Electoral Tribunal [*]
In Potosi, the outrage became evident, once the Electoral Tribunal, which initially gave the victory by exit to Mesa by 69%, had reduced this percentage to 34% in the final count[*]
That day, a viral video began to circulate on the Internet. In the footage, you can see the Union Leader Marco Pumari forcing his entry into a warehouse, where hundreds of ballots were (secretly) stored. I will transcribe Pumari's impressions:
Supposedly a few blocks from here, the Electoral Tribunal, already began scrutinizing. They are already counting our votes. What are they counting! If the votes of the Potosinos are Here! What are the authorities counting there?
If this is what they are doing in the Capital of Potosi... imagine what they are doing in Rural Areas! That’s why Evo Morales has indicated us to "wait for the vote of the rural areas." He even thanked the Potosinos for our votes! To whom Evo should thank, it is those corrupt members of the Electoral Tribunal, who are going against their own Population!
This is unacceptable. It's a crime! Today the police tried to prevent us from entering this compound. The police, protecting these corrupts! No Notary wants to come here and to take note of the situation. Not a single one! We will go to file a complaint in Justice Court. But who knows if they will listen to us, since Justice is also in the hands of the Government!
I now I ask to you: What is left for us to do, as The People?
The video broadcast by Marco Pumari enraged the population of Potosí, who ended it up setting on fire the Electoral Tribunal. But this was just one of many videos that, through social networks, questioned the actions of the Government and the Electoral Tribunal in counting the votes
When night came, after several hours of unanswered protests, the violence began to grow. The headquarters of the Electoral Courts of Sucre was also burned in retaliation. [*]. Protests in favor and against Morales begin to occur throughout the country
Luis Fernando Camacho, a businessman and social leader from the Bolivian East side, would call for an indefinite strike from Santa Cruz[*], one of the most important cities in Bolivia, jeopardizing the social and economic sustainability of the government
The Catholic Church would also show its concern, warning signs of fraud in the presidential election [*]
Meanwhile, a group of radical Indigenous women, known as The Red Ponchos, threatened the opposition with taking up arms to defend Evo and his Government [*] The same threats were made by the Coca Leaf Leaders, who historically had shown firm support for the president
At the beginning of November, the die was cast. A major conflict was approaching, and both sides anticipated that bloodshed was inevitable. It is in these moments of maximum tension, the OAS makes it’s appearance

The OAS Intervention

The OAS, is the International Community who brings together all the Latin American countries. It’s also the faithful reflection of the apathy Hispanic countries profess to international conflicts.
The OAS, in theory, could possess great political powers on the American Continent, perhaps even Worldwide relevance. However, the prevailing indifference in Latin America (even present in great powers like Brazil and Mexico) has limited OAS to become the great defender of the Status quo in the Region. Moral or immoral? Truth is, Hispanic countries lack interest in the internal politics of their neighbors, and rarely intervene in them regardless of the seriousness of the matter at hand
Morales, of course, already knew this. He himself had participated in OAS for 13 years, and he knew they could take months to obtain a final report and, most likely, they were only going to limit themselves to sustaining the Status Quo
Opposition leaders were also aware of this, so they did everything it was possible to de-legitimize the statistical value of the OAS. They knew that the pacifist position of the American countries in favor of Morales would de-legitimize the protests, and they might stop the Protest completely Therefore, if they wanted to take down Evo, they had to act as soon as possible, before the call for calm from the OAS demoralized the protesters

The Bolivian Revolution

The conflict was on. Evo Morales was plan was to ask the population to calm down, and wait for OAS Report on the Elections. The opposition sought to extend the protests to the rest of the country, and make Evo fall before the OAS calmed down the protests
The Manifestations, of course, did not wait. From the East, Fernando Camacho was leading the businessmen and wealthy class of Santa Cruz, from the West, the Union Leader Marco Pumari, leading the working and indigenous masses of Potosi
It might seem curious that none of the Opposition presidential candidates led the protests. But you must remember that, with their re-election attempts, many civil groups had previously organized in the event of a Fraud situation. Although these communities came from very disparate political groups, the strong opposition to Evo was enough to keep them united as one
These civil groups proved to have more support than the opposition parties themselves, and turned out to be much more difficult for the Government to contain
One of the great advantages of these communities was they were not associated (yet) with the corruption that characterized Bolivian politics, and their only defined political program was to oust Evo. This would make their most popular representatives, Camacho and Pumari, more relatable and easy-to-follow leaders. For his part, Evo Morales resorted to two main methods to win: A) To exercise repression with his shock trops and B) A lot of Whining
On the one hand, Evo could use his shock forces to violently attack the opposition, with not much International repercussions. This attacks reach their peak at infamous Siege to Santa Cruz [*]. On the other hand, Evo sought to give the appearance of a coup before the international community, and promoted the image “USA is attacking Bolivia”

Electoral manipulation is confirmed

On November 8, Ethical Hacking, the auditing company hired by the Electoral Tribunal itself to follow the election process, Delivers their final report[*]. This report, was nothing short of devastating for the Government
They revealed that, at 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, a large amount of data began to be received from an Unknown Server, which caused constant errors in the electoral app of the TREP. Looking for explanations, Ethical Hacking goes to the Members of the Committee, who admited it was them who accessed the electoral system, but only out of "curiosity" to see the Data (Let's remember, it was approximately at this time, the Electoral Tribunal suddenly stopped publishing vote counts)
But this turned out to be just the tip of the Iceberg. Over the next five days, Ethical Hacking recorded not one or two, but 12 breaches of the electoral system's protocol. The reason for breaking the protocols were quite varied, but the final consequences were the same: The Electoral Acts could have been modified at will by the Members of the Electoral Tribunal, since there was no supervision by an external entity at those times
The reaction in Bolivia did not wait. The fact the very company hired by the Government blamed the Electoral Tribunal for invalidating the results, would be funny, if it wasn't so tragic
That same day, tired of being used against the protesting population, police forces in Cochamaba, Sucre and Santa Cruz mutinied against the Government[*]A few days later, they were followed by police forces from La Paz
The protesters, now with the protection of the local police, grew to Dantesque levels. They finally had enough numbers and support to take over the country

The betrayal of the OAS

Evo Morales was cornered. His popular support was both surppassed in numbers and organization by opposition forces. The national police were unwilling to repress the protesters, and His personal strike groups didn't have the weapons nor the planning to fight the dissident population over the country
In a desperate attempt to regain control of Bolivia, Morales fired the members of the Electoral Tribunal, blaming them for the errors in the process, and promised to organize new a electoral process [*]However, this act of good faith ended it up having no value, because on November 10, against all expectations, the OAS publishes an "executive report" confirming the final Electoral tall had mayor issues, probably some sort of manipulation, effectively invalidating the results. They suggested it would be better make the whole elections again
The response of Bolivian politics was one of total disbelief. Not only the OAS had advanced it's reports against the Government's desires[*], it also openly ruled against Evo, using a language that practically encouraged the dissident to continue their Protest
It was perhaps at that moment that Evo Morales finally understood he was betrayed. His fervent support for a favorable OAS ruling had become a double-edged sword. A weapon the opposition would undoubtedly use against him
At the same time, Senior Officials of the Bolivian Army met in Secret to decide what they could do to regain control of the country. From what we now known, High Officers were concerned of the increasing anarchy the country was facing, and feared at this rate, it would be impossible to prevent bloodshed between opposite factions[*]Therefore, Williams Kaliman, the commander-in-chief of the Bolivian Armed Forces, asked the president to resign, in order to regain political stability in the country.
Evo Morales, after 13 years of government and almost 20 days of fierce struggle, was forced to present his resignation as President. Bolivian Protesters, had won
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2020.08.09 21:30 Superfan234 bolivia testo 3

In a previous post, I answered the most commons questions and misconceptions about the Conflict in Bolivia
With this post my objective is much more ambitious: To explain once and for all , the Bolivian Crisis to Neoliberal
It is a massive task, for sure. But I think the final work lives up to the expectations
Of course, massive thanks to u/thebolivianguy. He helped me a ton with details I was honestly not aware of, give his inside thoughts from inside the country, and brought almost all the main News Sources you will find in this post. Kudos to him for the support!
What role did the OAS have? Was it really the United States the ones who ousted Evo Morales? Was there really Electoral manipulation? How the Opposition took over the country?
Let's find out ;)

The Original Sin: The Controversial Plebiscite of 2016

If I need to give a specific date to understand the turmoil events of 2019, without a doubt we must go back to 2016, to the Plebicite of February 21. In this Plebiscite, Evo Morales Aima called on the Bolivian population to vote for a constitutional reform allowing him to be elected for the 2020-2025 presidential term. By a tight margin (51% against re-eleccion vs 49% in favor) Bolivians decided to prevent another term for Evo Morales in 2019 [*]
Evo Morales, after 13 years of thunderous electoral victories, had to accept defeat. Until then, he enjoyed unparalleled popularity in Bolivia, keeping the country with a stable economy [*] and together with his Party (MAS) he controlled all the powers of the State. It took him a few days, but reluctantly, he ends up accepting his loss
However, a few months later, Morales would appeal to the Constitutional Court for a second opinion. In 2017, in a highly controversial ruling, the Court considered the prohibition of indefinite re-election, limited the Humans Rights of the President. As a result, Evo could stand for re-election as many times as he wished to[*]
The ruling was naturally strongly criticized by the opposition. And, in hindsight , it became the biggest political mistake Evo Morales has ever made

The Consequences of Indefinite Re-Election

For more than a decade, Evo enjoyed great popularity and appreciation by varied sectors of the population. Not only the "common people", but also Bolivian businessmen, who viewed with good eyes the stability and economic growth Bolivia had experienced, something extremely rare in that country. These times of prosperity had reduced the Opposition to small unpopular group, with multitude of internal conflicts
But extremely partisan decision of the Constitutional Tribunal allowed Opposition politicians, who shared little to nothing with each other, to sit together and defend themselves against a common enemy. In time, civil communities would join the political efforts, and together, they would be able to unleash protests and demonstrations throughout the country, capitalizing on the political discontent of the Bolivian People
The OAS, on the contrary, would not condemn the decision of the Constitutional Court. On the contrary, the president of the OAS expressly traveled to Bolivia to support the indefinite election of Evo Morales. [*]. For those who have heard of the Bolivian Crisis in mass media this may sound unusual, but in fact there is a quite convincing explanation. However, let's not beat around this bush just yet
I am going to be extremely specific: There are 3 central points crucial to understand the Bolivian crisis (I'm going to list them because we will constantly return to them)
Evo's wishes for indefinite re-election resulted in three critical problems
  • 1) Political Union of the Opposition: Parties and Civil Communities that shared little or nothing with each other, put aside their political differences in order to defeat Evo
  • 2) General mistrust of the People: The Rebirth of the Dictatorships of Venezuela (~ 2017) and Nicaragua (~ 2018), became a gloomy omen for Bolivians. Both regimes were consolidated through electoral farces. So the proper tally of the votes became absolutely crucial
  • 3) Antagonism with Latin America: A big majority of LATAM Leaders, for the most part, was seeking a change of government in Venezuela at any cost. Bolivia's fierce support to Venezuela, could be a fundamental obstacle to overthrowing Maduro
The combination of these 3 factors, added to the generalized perception of Evo Morales as a Corrupt Politician, was the explosive mixture that led to the general fear of electoral manipulation in Bolivia
The massive protests, and this is important to remember, were not to support a particular opposition candidate. They were against the (justified) fear that Evo installed in the Bolivian population about falling into a Crisis similar to the one Venezuela was living

Days before the Election

By early October 2019, the political tension could be feel in the air. Three years of attempts to avoid Evo's re-election had failed legally, but electorally, they had succeeded in an unprecedented way Since 2005, Morales had won by landslides all the presidential elections he had participated. In 2005, he had beaten Jorge Quiroga 54% vs 29%. In 2009 he beat Manfred Reyes 64% vs 27%, in 2014 he beat Samuel Doria 61% vs 24. Evo's popularity, in principle, was virtually unbeatable
But a partial defeat in the municipal elections of 2015[*] and mainly his defeat in the 2016 Plebiscite, raised doubts about his ability to win a new presidential elections
Problems were nothing to shrug off. Morales presented in 2019 the same Political Project he had for over 13 years: a Conservative-Social Democracy with an indigenous mix. Against him, Carlos Mesa, his main political rival, presented an almost identical project, with the additional “plus” of not having 13 years of corruption scandals and worn-out Populism accompanying Evo
Citizens who felt comfortable with Evo's Bolivarian model could feel confident Mesa have the vision to continue the years of prosperity, and at the same time, detoxify the institutions of the State from rampant corruption. It was, by all accounts, a great opportunity for political change in the country
As the Election approached, the opinion polls became increasingly grim for Evo. He was projected to reach only 37% of the vote in the First Round, far from the ~ 60% he achieved in the 2014 elections[*]
To top it off, Chi Hyun and Oscar Ortiz (the other two strong opposition candidates) appear, in the event of a Ballot, closer to supporting Carlos Mesa than Evo. Capturing those votes in the Second round, would be a very complex task
Although the situation might look bleak for the Government there was, in fact, a chance to win. In Bolivia, the candidate who obtains more than 40% of the votes (and exceeds the second candidate by 10%) can be elected as winner in the First Round
This way, Evo marginally win in the First round, thus avoiding a second Ballot. Of course, the fact Evo could win by a margin of ~ 1%, only increased the social pressure on the correct tall of votes The Opposition Politicians and Media also echoed this concern, and months before the elections, they were already calling for citizens to protect the results, accusing the Government of fabricating an electoral fraud [*][*][*]

Elections Day

The day everyone was waiting for finally arrived. At the Sunday of October 20, citizens of the 9 Departments of Bolivia were called to vote at the polls, without any mayor complications at first
After a relatively quiet morning, Bolivians prepared for the results. In Bolivia, the electoral court supervises three different types of counting
  • Boca de Urna(*): quite unaccurate, but reflects the immediate moments after the vote
  • Quick Count (TREP): which allows to know approximate results in a few hours [*]
  • Final Count: official results, which usually take a couple of days
It was clear that the winner would be defined by mere decimals. And possibly, the last votes would come from rural areas, where Evo remained as great favorite, but little polls to clarity for how much At night, Bolivians were nervously waiting for the final results of the count. In mere minutes, they would know the results of 4 years of political conflict. And suddenly, without any prior notice, the Electoral Tribunal stops the vote count
The opposition's alarms quickly went off, and fiercely, they asked the electoral court an explanation for the delay
The Electoral Tribunal, without giving it much importance to it, give vague and really confusing reasons to excuse itself[*]. Although at the beginning it was attributed (informally) to technical problems, the Electoral Tribunal ended up reporting that stopping the quick count was "planned in advance" [*] and that the final results would eventually be known
If this process was really planned or not, the doubt was enough to light the fuse of the discontent and mistrust the entire country was experiencing. Quickly, citizens began to protest at the headquarters of the Electoral Tribunal [*] , demanding the vote counting be resumed
The OAS, the European Union and the United States expressed their concern about the suspension of the count, and sent statements requesting explanations from the government[*]

Days after the election

On Monday October 21, the Electoral Tribunal resumed the vote counting. To the discontent of the Opposition (and the joy of the Government), the final toll was clear: Morales had won in the first round, and MAS maintained control of both the Upper House and the Lower House of the Congress
This only infuriated the Opposition population, who saw the change in trend and Government secrecy as a clear attempt to manipulate the data. Protests began in front of the country's Electoral Tribunal [*]
In Potosi, the outrage became evident, once the Electoral Tribunal, which initially gave the victory by exit to Mesa by 69%, had reduced this percentage to 34% in the final count[*]
That day, a viral video began to circulate on the Internet. In the footage, you can see the Union Leader Marco Pumari forcing his entry into a warehouse, where hundreds of ballots were (secretly) stored. I will transcribe Pumari's impressions:
Supposedly a few blocks from here, the Electoral Tribunal, already began scrutinizing. They are already counting our votes. What are they counting! If the votes of the Potosinos are Here! What are the authorities counting there?
If this is what they are doing in the Capital of Potosi... imagine what they are doing in Rural Areas! That’s why Evo Morales has indicated us to "wait for the vote of the rural areas." He even thanked the Potosinos for our votes! To whom Evo should thank, it is those corrupt members of the Electoral Tribunal, who are going against their own Population!
This is unacceptable. It's a crime! Today the police tried to prevent us from entering this compound. The police, protecting these corrupts! No Notary wants to come here and to take note of the situation. Not a single one! We will go to file a complaint in Justice Court. But who knows if they will listen to us, since Justice is also in the hands of the Government!
I now I ask to you: What is left for us to do, as The People?
The video broadcast by Marco Pumari enraged the population of Potosí, who ended it up setting on fire the Electoral Tribunal. But this was just one of many videos that, through social networks, questioned the actions of the Government and the Electoral Tribunal in counting the votes
When night came, after several hours of unanswered protests, the violence began to grow. The headquarters of the Electoral Courts of Sucre was also burned in retaliation. [*]. Protests in favor and against Morales begin to occur throughout the country
Luis Fernando Camacho, a businessman and social leader from the Bolivian East side, would call for an indefinite strike from Santa Cruz[*], one of the most important cities in Bolivia, jeopardizing the social and economic sustainability of the government
The Catholic Church would also show its concern, warning signs of fraud in the presidential election [*]
Meanwhile, a group of radical Indigenous women, known as The Red Ponchos, threatened the opposition with taking up arms to defend Evo and his Government [*] The same threats were made by the Coca Leaf Leaders, who historically had shown firm support for the president
At the beginning of November, the die was cast. A major conflict was approaching, and both sides anticipated that bloodshed was inevitable. It is in these moments of maximum tension, the OAS makes it’s appearance

The OAS Intervention

The OAS, is the International Community who brings together all the Latin American countries. It’s also the faithful reflection of the apathy Hispanic countries profess to international conflicts.
The OAS, in theory, could possess great political powers on the American Continent, perhaps even Worldwide relevance. However, the prevailing indifference in Latin America (even present in great powers like Brazil and Mexico) has limited OAS to become the great defender of the Status quo in the Region. Moral or immoral? Truth is, Hispanic countries lack interest in the internal politics of their neighbors, and rarely intervene in them regardless of the seriousness of the matter at hand
Morales, of course, already knew this. He himself had participated in OAS for 13 years, and he knew they could take months to obtain a final report and, most likely, they were only going to limit themselves to sustaining the Status Quo
Opposition leaders were also aware of this, so they did everything it was possible to de-legitimize the statistical value of the OAS. They knew that the pacifist position of the American countries in favor of Morales would de-legitimize the protests, and they might stop the Protest completely Therefore, if they wanted to take down Evo, they had to act as soon as possible, before the call for calm from the OAS demoralized the protesters

The Bolivian Revolution

The conflict was on. Evo Morales was plan was to ask the population to calm down, and wait for OAS Report on the Elections. The opposition sought to extend the protests to the rest of the country, and make Evo fall before the OAS calmed down the protests
The Manifestations, of course, did not wait. From the East, Fernando Camacho was leading the businessmen and wealthy class of Santa Cruz, from the West, the Union Leader Marco Pumari, leading the working and indigenous masses of Potosi
It might seem curious that none of the Opposition presidential candidates led the protests. But you must remember that, with their re-election attempts, many civil groups had previously organized in the event of a Fraud situation. Although these communities came from very disparate political groups, the strong opposition to Evo was enough to keep them united as one
These civil groups proved to have more support than the opposition parties themselves, and turned out to be much more difficult for the Government to contain
One of the great advantages of these communities was they were not associated (yet) with the corruption that characterized Bolivian politics, and their only defined political program was to oust Evo. This would make their most popular representatives, Camacho and Pumari, more relatable and easy-to-follow leaders. For his part, Evo Morales resorted to two main methods to win: A) To exercise repression with his shock trops and B) A lot of Whining
On the one hand, Evo could use his shock forces to violently attack the opposition, with not much International repercussions. This attacks reach their peak at infamous Siege to Santa Cruz [*]. On the other hand, Evo sought to give the appearance of a coup before the international community, and promoted the image “USA is attacking Bolivia”

Electoral manipulation is confirmed

On November 8, Ethical Hacking, the auditing company hired by the Electoral Tribunal itself to follow the election process, Delivers their final report[*]. This report, was nothing short of devastating for the Government
They revealed that, at 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, a large amount of data began to be received from an Unknown Server, which caused constant errors in the electoral app of the TREP. Looking for explanations, Ethical Hacking goes to the Members of the Committee, who admited it was them who accessed the electoral system, but only out of "curiosity" to see the Data (Let's remember, it was approximately at this time, the Electoral Tribunal suddenly stopped publishing vote counts)
But this turned out to be just the tip of the Iceberg. Over the next five days, Ethical Hacking recorded not one or two, but 12 breaches of the electoral system's protocol. The reason for breaking the protocols were quite varied, but the final consequences were the same: The Electoral Acts could have been modified at will by the Members of the Electoral Tribunal, since there was no supervision by an external entity at those times
The reaction in Bolivia did not wait. The fact the very company hired by the Government blamed the Electoral Tribunal for invalidating the results, would be funny, if it wasn't so tragic
That same day, tired of being used against the protesting population, police forces in Cochamaba, Sucre and Santa Cruz mutinied against the Government[*]A few days later, they were followed by police forces from La Paz
The protesters, now with the protection of the local police, grew to Dantesque levels. They finally had enough numbers and support to take over the country

The betrayal of the OAS

Evo Morales was cornered. His popular support was both surppassed in numbers and organization by opposition forces. The national police were unwilling to repress the protesters, and His personal strike groups didn't have the weapons nor the planning to fight the dissident population over the country
In a desperate attempt to regain control of Bolivia, Morales fired the members of the Electoral Tribunal, blaming them for the errors in the process, and promised to organize new a electoral process [*]However, this act of good faith ended it up having no value, because on November 10, against all expectations, the OAS publishes an "executive report" confirming the final Electoral tall had mayor issues, probably some sort of manipulation, effectively invalidating the results. They suggested it would be better make the whole elections again
The response of Bolivian politics was one of total disbelief. Not only the OAS had advanced it's reports against the Government's desires[*], it also openly ruled against Evo, using a language that practically encouraged the dissident to continue their Protest
It was perhaps at that moment that Evo Morales finally understood he was betrayed. His fervent support for a favorable OAS ruling had become a double-edged sword. A weapon the opposition would undoubtedly use against him
At the same time, Senior Officials of the Bolivian Army met in Secret to decide what they could do to regain control of the country. From what we now known, High Officers were concerned of the increasing anarchy the country was facing, and feared at this rate, it would be impossible to prevent bloodshed between opposite factions[*]Therefore, Williams Kaliman, the commander-in-chief of the Bolivian Armed Forces, asked the president to resign, in order to regain political stability in the country.
Evo Morales, after 13 years of government and almost 20 days of fierce struggle, was forced to present his resignation as President. Bolivian Protesters, had won
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2020.08.02 17:01 GreatAwakening888 NAYA RIVERA, HOWIE MANDEL AND THE WAYFAIR BLACK MARKET: The Cabal's Last Exchange (part 1)

On July 11, When anons found a doormat on Wayfair for sale for $1,121,987 that was called the KENAI RIVERA, alarm bells went off. For those who did not follow this story, anons discovered her birthday (1.12.1987) encoded in the price (1,121,987), and her age and the location of the disappearance coded in the dimensions (33in x 19.38) => (33 years old, 1.938 size of Lake Piru in square miles). Note that all other doormats in the collection are 33in x 20in. Two days after anons discovered this, July 13, 'authorities' had suddenly found her body after previously claiming it was unlikely they would ever find her. Here is a screen cap and graphical representation of the original 33x19.38 KENAI RIVERA DOORMAT on Wayfair (replaced on July 13 with 33x20 dimensions and a normal price).
At first, I thought this was just a way of telegraphing comms, separate from the Wayfair child trafficking that seems to be transacted via their marketplace, and simply a way to send comms. I do not believe the child is shipped in the closet, as the 10k pillows demonstrate it is not the product displayed being sold. I believe that when an order occurs for one of these products that no one would buy unless they knew what it really was, it likely triggers a communication for delivery between buyer and seller. Wayfair is likely serving as the marketplace and exchange since most of [their] deep web exchanges have been taken down. In this way, I started to think the KENAI RIVERA million-dollar doormat through logically. [They] would not use Wayfair just for comms when other, easier means exists. The reason for Wayfair in the middle has to be for transactions. I believe, in addition to transacting between child traffickers and buyers, Wayfair and other similar sites are how [they] are currently paying for all sorts of nefarious things, such as [their] ritual/blood sacrifices (both the purchase of the high value subjects to be sacrificed, delivery, and the 'wetworks' if not a proper cult sacrifice in congregation). Let me show you, and you decide. As always, any contributions to expand my thinking are appreciated.
Let's begin with the Lake where Naya Rivera drowned: LAKE PIRU = 93
Howie Mandel's recent strange videos, particularly this one, are where my 'digs' really get deep. This guy on YT, NixBuzzTV, has made some pretty incredible videos trying to decode Howie's messages, but I don't believe he understands how the Cabal works to truly grasp who is making Howie post these comm videos and why. He's done great work though. The Howie video with him in the LIFEGUARD sweatshirt is loaded with comms, and was posted on May 11, then again on July 3. The video is 1:01 long (61 seconds, 61 = QANON). Plus there was the 5 5 instead of S's on the bag. But I don't think the duration is significant, and I think the 5 5 is about showcasing an emergency when you can't speak (as is done in Europe apparently...pressing 55 when calling 999 and cannot speak), and related to adrenochrome (which Deplorable Latina gave a hat-tip and I will cover later in this decode). I think this is Howie being forced by those he is affiliated with or indebted to, to sell 'assets' because [they] are strapped for cash and/or adrenochrome.
In Howie's video, he is wearing a LIFEGUARD sweatshirt (think drowning death like Naya, and think him needing a lifeguard/saving). LIFEGUARD = 83 = WAYFAIR. Howie says "CREATIVITY in under a minute". CREATIVITY = 132 = USE BIRTHDAY (Naya's Birthday was encoded in the price of the doormat, wasn't it?). Howie continues, saying all you need is a SHOPPING BAG = 114 = NAYA RIVERA; A PENCIL = 60 = ANCHOR; and A PAIR OF SCISSORS = 187. SCISSORS = 121 = BLOOD SACRIFICE. This seems like instructions for killing someone by tying an anchor around them for a death by drowning (lifeguard?). To emphasize, Howie then says CLIP CORNERS = 132 = USE BIRTHDAY, which if you unfolded the four sides after the cut would make the Wayfair Logo. Coincidence? In another video posted prior to the Lifeguard video, Howie is wearing a white hat, and written on the under-brim is 132. Coincidence?
Howie then writes on the bag 5hoe 5tuff. SHOE STUFF = 119 = ADRENOCHROME. If you take away the 5 5, HOE TUFF or TUFF HOE = 81 = RITUAL. Deplorable Latina gave me this hat tip: that 5H0E is a possible synthetic adrenochrome substitute? What do you put in the bag? Howie says EXTRA LACES = 108 = DAVID W SPADE (who she 'dated' for a while, though some say Spade owned her). LACES = 40 = DAVID. It seems Naya's 'body' was found near LECHLER COVE = 108 = DAVID W SPADE. Days after Naya's disappearance, Spade posted this spoof picture of his SUNBURNED FOOT = 174 = GHISLAINE MAXWELL. Is Spade telegraphing that Maxwell 'burned' him/them?
NAYA RIVERA, HOWIE MANDEL AND THE WAYFAIR BLACK MARKET: The Cabal's Last Exchange (Part 2)
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So I get that this is non-canon, this is a fun and wacky dream, but this is literally manifesting everything that we’ve been complaining about for months. This is going to be Travis narrating his idealized version of the PCs, the cool badasses he imagines them as being down the line either at the finale or after the finale of his special story. He’s skipping ahead to how they’d look at level 20, the same as Avenging Angel Althea or Blood Hawk Barb. He’s even giving them *his own* epithets. And he’s using the non-canon episode to do it because he can’t be bothered to either weave a narrative or actually play the game long enough for that to happen naturally in-game. This cheapens the whole thing because this badassery wasn’t earned, and now whatever they end up with won’t feel quite right either because they’ve had this glimpse. `Travis *really* needs to work on showing, not telling. Don’t state that Chaos’ pirate regalia is intimidating, describe it fully (come on, he’s reading a script he wrote, it’s not like he has to come up with it off the dome) and let that description come across as intimidating. To have to say that it is…suggests a lack of creativity. He knows what he wants it to be, but not what it would have to be in order to be that.` …Is Travis *stating* the nuance of Argo’s backstory? The secret of the Commodore, the things that we in the audience were curiously speculating about, waiting to see manifested and materialized? The interesting secret of Argo, how he was so charming and friendly but had a difficult past? [My reaction](https://media.giphy.com/media/12lV980pEpWM9i/giphy.gif). “I heard you, I paid attention.” “To who? Because I didn’t say this to anybody.” I wouldn’t be surprised if Clint is a little annoyed at Travis for breaking that open and stealing his thunder with his own backstory. The only conclusion I can draw is this: Clint made a better character than Travis was able to run a game for. This has come up time and time again, the fact that Travis has been handwaving Argo’s exploits offscreen because in Travis’ mind the actions aren’t important. But here we see that Clint had a backstory and a motivation that Travis *could not match.* He couldn’t work it into the story. This was the Travis show and there was no room for a high seas adventure. He couldn’t wait for Argo’s (title drop) Graduation for the drama to unfold. He had to throw Argo as kindling onto the fire because he burned himself out. I cannot accept this. `Travis isn’t making any goddamn sense with this weird narrative. “You have to kill the guys on that ship because they killed people who had kids. Also you need to cut loose and not be so serious. Also you have influence on Fitzroy. Do what must be done.” Like if “Chaos” is a stand-in for “I don’t know what’s going on” then well-played, Travis.` “Do I recognize any of them?” “No.” Phew, that was close, this was almost interesting. `“Just give the order. Except don’t bother because I’m going to say that you do something else instead.” How. How can *anyone* defend Travis right now? How can anyone say that Graduation is well-designed? How can anyone say this isn’t The Travis Show? At this point his family isn’t even along for the ride!` I’m half tempted to quit listening right now. I don’t want to hear Justin’s secrets. I don’t want to hear Griffin’s secrets. Three of the four participants in this game are good roleplayers and storytellers. I don’t want that ruined by the last of the four. `Justin’s subtle sass is acidic enough to melt the scenery and I am living for it. “He’s glad to be done with that part of his life, he’s already forgetting their names. He feels like twice as many people he did. He didn’t even realize that piece of himself was missing.” That sounds a whole lot like Justin’s saying “This isn’t my character.”` Yep, there we are. There’s the secret of the Firbolg’s exile. I’m glad *this* is how we’re learning about it. I wonder if Justin was listening to Clint’s section of the story and worrying about his own backstory being butchered. It’s like a narrative Saw trap, he was latched in on a conveyor belt moving near a buzzing sawblade and only when he sees the innocent ahead of him agonizingly ground into bloody paste that he realized no one was going to save him either. `You know what I just realized this is? This is like an inversion of the Temporal Chalice visions from Balance, except that Travis is telling everyone exactly what to think about their situations as opposed to showing them the world they already knew.` Man, Justin is so good. I zoned out for Travis rambling about whatever Chaos was encouraging the Firbolg to do, and Justin just slams that shit down. Even if Travis’ bounceback was “no you’re wrong” (NICE IMPROV, TRAV) Justin stands resolute behind his character. `Travis talking about the Firbolg race being weak and destined for extinction really brings to mind the criticisms I saw about the Centaur plot having uncomfortable colonialist overtones. “The savage natives will go hungry if Fitzroy, the Glorious King of the Civilized World, does not step in and save them.” There are some really gross White Man’s Burden implications there, very much like imperialists saying that Native Americans were stuck in primitive ways until the technologically advanced Europeans uplifted them. I’m really not cool with this vibe recurring within Graduation, and that Travis seems completely oblivious to how harmful the concept is.` Man, Travis really won’t let this scene end without an unequivocal “yes” from Justin. I don’t know why he cares, it’s not like Justin’s decisions will change what Travis narrates the Firbolg doing. `And yep, there it is. Travis is choosing what the Firbolg says. How *dare* he. Honestly, how *DARE* he? He completely ripped control of the character out of Justin’s hands, and is deciding to rewrite the core characterization of the character on his own. On a meta-level, Travis is the true villain of Graduation. Not Gray, not Chaos, but Travis himself is the one who threatens to rip free will from the world of Nua.` DO NOT EVEN START WITH THE KIND AND BENEVOLENT RIGHT NOW, TRAVIS. `Griffin can make me smile during even this (and I use this word very deliberately) travesty. That’s a comedian and a performer right there.` Ugh, the Rainer letter made me cringe. If it wasn’t bad enough that Travis was very obviously pushing that ship through the game, now he’s fanficcing the ship in the future? Not to mention indulging in what I expected this was all for: now HIS fun and special NPCs get their badass epithets. `Wow, Travis really couldn’t resist that “no” to Griffin’s improv. “This is a dream and you are an amazing magician.” “I fly over there.” “That fails.” I mean…goddamn, if that doesn’t just tell you everything, huh?` Looking forward to the part where Griffin says that he doesn’t want to have the prisoner executed and Travis says that he says it anyway. Or does the job himself, why not? `“Oh this is the GOOD ending?” Fucking same, Griffin, fucking same.` “Chaos, it does seem a little uncharacteristic of YOU to be in support of unity and cohesion.” “I don’t see why. There can be chaos in unity.” Okay, good to know that Travis literally doesn’t have a plan and doesn’t really care that words mean things. `“No one tells the Stormbringer what to do.” Except Travis, I bet. Like no, yeah, I get it, I get that that’s the point of what Chaos is doing. It doesn’t make it interesting or fun. It’s just like Higglemas, he didn’t pull the wool over their eyes and fool them, they were forced to do what he said and then got got by the “twist.” That’s not anything.` Aw man didn’t see that coming. Oh wait, I did, that’s why I wrote this critique *before Travis even made Fitzroy kill the guy* and didn’t have to change it when the episode caught up to me. `I feel like I’ve said my piece during my critiques here. I’m just going to end with this: There is no excusing this behavior from Travis. I don’t care if you want to say that “well this is Chaos being manipulative and puppeteering the characters,” no, this is TRAVIS being manipulative and puppeteering the characters, and the players. There is no “story” that justifies ruining the game, for your players or for your audience. If the story demands that the game be bad, the story is bad and you are a bad storyteller. A chef who’s making a statement about ingredient quality versus skill by burning truffles and caviar into charcoal is still making a disgusting meal. I mean even if this was an audio play, a novel written by Travis, it *still* wouldn’t be interesting or compelling because this is a very shallow story. But that he robbed his family of their time in the spotlight so he could have it for himself, I just can’t excuse it. The past few months of Graduation have made me dislike Travis as a performer and a creative, but this is the episode that made me dislike him as a person.` EDIT: Thank you so much for the gold! Made this TAZ worth it.
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I hugged my best friend. We don't do that handshake-hug-over-one-shoulder-and-pat-on-the-back bullshit, we fucking embrace. Some people think that's \"gay\" but we don't care. We enjoy each other. `The other day we went white water rafting and at one point we laid on our backs and floated down a calm part of the river while holding hands. I can't argue with that one, it's a little gay. Still don't care. Had a good day.` Edit: I like how me and my best friends bromance is now my most up voted comment. Thanks for all the awards and stuff! I can't respond to everyone but... `1. Yes, we are totally gay otters. I'm ok with this label. ` 2. To the people who think that \"we enjoy each other\" is the \"gayest\" part of this whole post, what world do you live in where you don't enjoy your friends? Or, better yet, what world do you live in where you feel like your masculinity would be comprised by merely mentioning you enjoy being around another guy? ` 3. To every person who wishes they could be more open like this with their best friend(s), you totally can be! As long as you don't care if someone might think you're in a relationship. And you shouldn't care, because your best friend is dope (I'm sure). You're lucky to have each other.`
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We have several nuclear powered spacecraft. The most common kind us RTG (radio-isotope thermoelectric generators). A piece of enriched material (usually plutonium) is left to naturally decay. That material is naturally hot. That heat is then harvested usually with thermoelectric generators (relying on the Seebeck effect, like thermocouples and Peltier coolers) and dumped into external radiators. `This has been used for decades, principally on missions to the outer reaches of the solar systems like Voyager, Pioneer 11 and 12, Cassini, New Horizon and even the latest batch of Mars rovers Curiosity and Perseverance (set to take off in less than a month). They were even used during the Apollo missions to power some of the experiments they left on the Moon. [Here you can see Alan Bean on Apollo 12 unloading it from the LEM.](https://cdn10.picryl.com/photo/1969/11/19/as12-46-6789-apollo-12-apollo-12-mission-image-alan-bean-unloads-alsep-rtg-6d7118-1600.jpg). The advantage of those is that they are relatively simple. They have no moving parts and nothing really that can break down. However they don't generate that much power compared to how much they weight, especially compared to solar panels. So if you can get away without using those it's often better.` The second type of nuclear power in space is to have a real reactor, like the ones you find in nuclear power plants of submarines. Those needs to go critical and require control systems, and much more complex engineering. However they can (in theory) generate much more power for a given quantity of material. The US experimented with those first in 1965 with the SNAP-10A spacecraft but never flew any other reactors after that. The Soviet were a lot more prolific with nuclear reactors in space. They launched 35 RORSAT spacecraft. Those were low flying radar satellites which tracked US naval movements. The nuclear reactors were used for powering the high power radar system. One of the most notable story associated with that was the [Kosmos-954 incident](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosmos_954) where one of those reactors reentered above Canada and sprayed radioactive debris everywhere. `The USSR also developed an even more powerful TOPAZ reactors in the 80's which were coupled with electric plasma thrusters for propulsion needs.` The issue with real reactors (as opposed to RTG) is that they require a lot of complex auxiliary systems (control, cooling, energy generation). So small ones are hard to make and they really only become interesting in larger systems which are expensive and not needed often. `Since then there has been several other proposal and research projects for nuclear reactors in space. ~~JUICE~~ [JIMO](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jupiter_Icy_Moons_Orbiter) was a proposal for a massive mission to Jupiter where a reactor would be providing power to ion thrusters. This got canceled after going pretty far into development.` Lately NASA has developed the Kilopower reactor which is a small reactor aimed at providing power for things like lunar and martian bases primarily but can be adapted for use on board spacecraft (IIRC). ` Of course this is only for nuclear reactors used to produce electricity. There is also a whole other branch of technology where the heat for the reactor is directly used for propulsion. I can expend a bit on it but this is a bottomless pit of concepts, more or less crazy ideas, tested systems and plain science fiction concepts. A really good ressource for that kind of topic is https://beyondnerva.com/ which goes over historical designs and tradeoff in great depth.`
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I ship it `[EDIT]` Thanks for my first ever awards!!
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2020.07.03 20:42 ProudMalamuteowner An Indian guy's observations on race and dating in the US.

I shared my story not too long ago about how I managed to escape an abusive environment and sleep with over 50 different women in a few years span. After I shared that story, I got a lot of DMs about race from men and wanted to comment on it. Along with Asian men, I think Indian men have a bigger tendency to cry about race and how hopeless it is for them to pick up women.
In my life, I never had a role model to look up to as an Indian guy. The best I had were those clowny PUAs who I thought were mostly frauds but we never had our Dan Bilzerian or some random Indian youtuber going abroad and fucking hot girls. Psychologically, this kind of fucked with me. Our representation out there were largely entitled Indian men bitching about how women don't fuck them because they are brown. A billion people, my ancestors wrote the Kama Sutra, and not one Indian dude traveling the world and slaying.
Enough of that though, I made it, and here are my observations.
Guys who whine about race always have something else wrong with them, they are inherently damaged. Even the ones who claim that they made it and tell others that they will need to compensate for their race.
I have known race whiners before, quite a few, and among Indian men they are in no short supply. As much as these people will play victim and swear race is leading to their downfall, most of them are lacking significantly in other areas. Out of shape, poor style, shitty lifestyle, and just an overall mess. The one thing that they really have in common is that they are toxic people, you would drive yourself insane if you were around them for too long. Even as a guy of their own race, I had a tough time dealing with their negativity, whining, and victim complex. How can I ever expect a hot woman to want anything to do with these losers?
Same with the guys who give advice, claim to have made it, and say you will need to work harder because of your race. In reality they actually haven't made it, a lot of them are struggling, and lose girls very often. Women see past the initial facade of these losers and come to find a man who beyond the mask is a fucking pussy. These guys almost have a cuck fetish of sorts where they want their dates to get fucked by a white or black guy, it's quite strange really.
And you cannot help them, don't bother, let them find their own way.
I do not think you can help these people, they are significantly damaged. I'd say if they are older and stuck in this mindset, the chances of them changing are zero. Maybe younger guys below 25 who are in this mindset have potential to change but let them come to the conclusion on their own. Do not waste your time trying to reason with these people, no matter what proof you show them, they will rationalize their negative thoughts into reality. I'd say the best technique is ignoring them, not hanging out, giving a cold shoulder, and saying you are "busy". Let them come to their own senses once they realize how their toxic attitude has led to not just women but people avoiding them.
These men will never accept how they act and portray themselves in low value ways, they will never pay attention to how out of shape they are, how much their personality sucks, how their style is wack, and how they are a drag to be around. Let them die in their own lonely misery unless they come to their senses.
For the Indian and Asian men that do "get it", there is definitely a market out there of women wanting their first time with a hot guy who is "different".
For the Indian and Asian men who get it and do it right, there are a sizable number of women of many races who want to have their first time with an Indian or Asian guy. Now if you are the sterotype, that goes out the window, afterall even a lot of guys with a thing for blondes will avoid the Amy Schumer lookalike.
I one time took home this tall brunette who was an aspiring model with a large Instagram following, same night pull. She told me later that morning as we laid together nude in bed that she loved the idea of an Indian or Asian guy coming up to her because it is so different, she is all too used to black and white men doing it that it was kind of getting boring. Then she tells me about how her friends even talked about it once of how it would be like to fuck an Asian or Indian guy but they never really have access to any other than the stereotype.
At that point, I realized that an Indian guy doing the game right is so rare that a lot of women on the end of it become receptive. I notice that compared to my black and white friends who have to be on their game because they are the 10th white or black guy to approach her that week, women seem to be initially more receptive to me and my approach when I am on my game. A lot of women I have slept with have said I am their first Indian and they have other friends who are "curious" about what it is like to fuck one.
White women are not this evil boogeyman everyone tells you they are.
I've come to find that the younger and attractive white girl who fits the basic bitch stereotype or sorority girl type you find in wealthier areas is among the least racist of all women out there. The thing is, they just want the best guy. As kind as they are, they cannot get themselves to pick a 5'6 self-loating, insecure, pessimistic, toxic personality, out of shape, and smelly Indian dude over a 6'2 charismatic white guy with good looks. She isn't rejecting you because you are brown, she is rejecting you because outside of your race you are just a hideous guy. If you are a hot and cool guy, white women are the least likely to discriminate.
Oh yeah, you will get attention from the public once you get hot white girls as a brown or Asian guy.
Other white guys will notice and people in general will notice. If you go out to brunch, you will find a lot of people peeking over your way. The worst peeking and intrusion is going to come from people of your own race, some will even bother you over it. Occasionally, you might even get a black or white guy who will try his luck with your girl to see if he can pull one over on you but that is usually when you are not handsome or jacked. In that case, it helps to have a strong frame but those instances are usually rare. Most of the discomfort you get will usually be from people of your own race who are so baffled by you dating a white girl, and they say whites are the most racist.
Once you start getting hot white girls, girls of other races swarm to you and women of your own race start to feel angry if you do not give them a chance.
Me and my Korean friend noticed this.
We had a period in our lives when we only dated white girls and we managed to do well with the hot ones. What we found was that women of our race we did not know and friends of the girl who happened to be our race were very pushy in getting with us. One girl I dated had a pledge sister from her sorority days who was Indian, when she was not around? Her pledge sister would make all sorts of moves on me and try to fuck me. One time I was going back from a pool party where her pledge sister walked me to her apartment with a two piece still on, as soon as we got in there, she took off her top and put both hands on my face while trying to kiss me.
Even the very whitewashed girls who swear off men of their own race will pounce on you once they see you fucking their white friends.
More than that, women of other minority groups get very aggressive and physical with you from the get go, they feel entitled to you. I have been in situations where Hispanic and black women get pissed at me about fucking white girls but not them.
Guys of other races really want you as their friend now, especially when going out.
I have had guys from work and even at bars I frequent usually notice me talking to girls and after a while chat with me. Quite a few have asked me often to come out with them to game. One even told me that he has a thing for Latina women who are not as receptive to him as white women are so he would love a more "exotic" wingman to make things easier. I started to notice as soon as I started getting white girls, a lot of white and black guys started to want to be my friend more and work harder for my company when going out. Now I know many times there is an agenda but hell, it is a validating feeling.
The race thing can just be boiled down to the fact that some cultures produce less attractive men than others, not some outright prejudice.
Indian culture produces a lot of sleazy, lazy, and unkempt men who do not look out for their own appearance. In an environment like the US where women have access to the best looking guy, they will obviously take a 6'2 American guy with big muscles and swagger over some dorky 5'6 Indian guy who is chubby. Now if said Indian guy went above and beyond to hit the gym, work on his social skills, and stop being so damned toxic? He'd have a chance. If Indian guys did this en masse? Well, we wouldn't have this issue. Women reject you because you suck, not because of your race, it just so happens that your race is tied to a culture that produces a lot of dorky, sleazy, and unattractive men.
You notice this after hanging around different races and noticing how some cultures just produce more alpha and assertive men than others.
Once you become a hot and cool guy, it matters a lot less than you may think.
Cool Indian guys that look good and cool Asian guys are not whining about race that much. A lot of them are receiving great treatment. Meanwhile you will find lower value white guys becoming incels. In other words, value does not discriminate based on race. A hot cool guy of any race has a big fucking market.
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2020.06.24 00:27 cocoaAMP Sydney This Weekend June (27th -28th)

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2020.06.07 23:47 Ibrey Pope St Leo III: Symbol of the Orthodox Faith

On this day, Trinity Sunday, the readings at Matins in the Sarum Use incorporate a creed which was composed by Alcuin of York based on St Augustine's classic The Trinity around the year 802 and appended to the end of the third book of his greatest and most influential work, De fide Sanctae Trinitatis et de incarnatione Christi. The text was well-known across Europe throughout the later Middle Ages, and survives in over a hundred manuscripts dating all the way from the early 9th Century up to the invention of printing.
A few years later, some Frankish monks in Palestine began to be called heretics by their Greek neighbours because they used some expressions in their prayers that the Greeks did not. In the "Glory be to the Father," they said "as it was in the beginning"; in the Gloria, they said "you alone are the Most High"; and in the Creed, they said, "who proceeds from the Father and the Son." On Christmas Day, 808, a monk from Mar Saba named John sent some laymen to eject the Frankish heretics by force from the Church of the Nativity, but by the aid of the prayers of Pope Leo III—as the monks piously judge in their letter to him explaining these events—the Greeks did not succeed.
The Franks appealed to the clergy of the city and a meeting was held. Interrogated about their faith, they insisted it was the same as that of the Roman Church, and that if they were to be called heretics, "it would be necessary to charge the throne of Peter with heresy, and if you say that," they said, "you will sin." This monk John had given them a great deal of trouble over the words "who proceeds from the Father and the Son," which the monks had heard sung in the Emperor Charlemagne's chapel, and also found in some books the Emperor had given them. John insisted that the Holy Ghost did not proceed from the Father and the Son.
St Leo III at once forwarded this letter to Charlemagne to look further into the matter of the Filioque, the "and the Son," in the Creed; at the same time, he sent the monks of Mount Olivet a copy of Alcuin's creed, or symbol, as a definitive statement of the faith of the Roman Church.
These events are narrated in Horace K. Mann, The Lives of the Popes, vol. II, pp. 62–5. The creed can be found in Alcuin's book in Migne, Patrologia Latina 101:56–8, and in Leo's letter in PL 102:1030–2. I have made some corrections to the text of the letter in Migne by referring to a 2007 edition of Alcuin's text appended by Eric Knibbs to his article "How to Use Modern Critical Editions of Medieval Latin Texts" in History Compass, 5(5), 1521–1549.
Symbolum orthodoxæ fidei Leonis Papæ Pope Leo's symbol of the orthodox faith
Leo episcopus, servus servorum Dei, omnibus orientalibus Ecclesiis. Bishop Leo, servant of the servants of God, to all the Eastern churches.
Hoc symbolum orthodoxæ fidei vobis mittimus, ut tam vos quam omnis mundus secundum Romanam sanctam catholicam et apostolicam Ecclesiam rectam et inviolatam teneatis fidem. We are sending you this symbol of the orthodox faith so that you as well as all the world may hold the right and inviolate faith according to the Roman holy catholic and apostolic Church.
Credimus sanctam Trinitatem, id est, Patrem, Filium, et Spiritum sanctum, unum Deum omnipotentem, unius substantiæ, unius essentiæ, unius potestatis, creatorem omnium creaturarum, a quo omnia, per quem omnia, in quo omnia: Patrem a seipso, non ab alio; Filium a Patre genitum, Deum verum de Deo vero, lumen verum de lumine vero, non tamen duo lumina, sed unum lumen; Spiritum sanctum a Patre et a Filio æqualiter procedentem, consubstantialem, coæternum Patri et Filio. We believe in the Holy Trinity, that is, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, one almighty God, of one substance, one essence, and one power, the creator of all creatures, from whom, through whom, and in whom are all things: the Father from Himself, not from another; the Son begotten of the Father, true God from true God, true light from true light, yet not two lights, but one light; the Holy Ghost proceeding equally from the Father and from the Son, consubstantial and coeternal with the Father and the Son.
Pater plenus Deus in se, Filius plenus Deus a Patre genitus, Spiritus sanctus plenus Deus a Patre et Filio procedens. The Father is fully God in Himself, the Son is fully God begotten of the Father, and the Holy Ghost is fully God proceeding from the Father and the Son.
Non tamen tres Deos dicimus, sed unum Deum omnipotentem, æternum, invisibilem, incommutabilem, qui totus est ubique præsens, non per partes divisus, sed totus in omnibus, non localiter, sed potentialiter, qui sine commutatione sui mutabilia creavit et creata gubernat, semper manens id quod est, cui nihil accidens esse poterit, quia simplici divinitatis naturæ nihil addi vel minui potest, quia semper est quod est, cui proprium est, cui sempiternum est, cui idem est esse, vivere, et intelligere. Yet we do not say three Gods, but one God, almighty, eternal, invisible, unchangeable, who is wholly present everywhere, not divided among different places, but whole in all, not locally, but by His power, who without change of Himself created changeable things and governs what was created, always remaining that which He is, to whom nothing could be an accident, because nothing can be added to or subtracted from the simple nature of divinity, because He is ever what He is, to whom it is proper, to whom it is eternal, and to whom it is the same to be, to live, and to understand.
Et hæc tria unus Deus, et unus Deus hæc tria, idem Deus et Dominus, vera et sempiterna trinitas in personis, vera et sempiterna unitas in substantia, quia una est substantia Pater et Filius et Spiritus sanctus. And these three are one God, and one God is these three, the same God and Lord, true and eternal trinity in persons, true and eternal unity in substance, for there is one substance, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
Hæc vero sancta Trinitas nihil majus est in tribus personis simul nominatis quam in una qualibet persona semel dicta, quoniam unaquæque persona plena est substantia in se, non tamen tres substantiæ, sed unus Deus, una substantia, una essentia, una æternitas, una magnitudo, una bonitas, Pater et Filius et Spiritus sanctus. And this Holy Trinity is nothing more in the three persons named together than in any one person said once, because any one person is the full substance in Himself, yet there are not three substances, but one substance, one essence, one eternity, one greatness, one goodness, Father and Son and Holy Ghost.
Nec aliud est Pater in natura quam Filius vel Spiritus sanctus, nec aliud Filius et Spiritus sanctus quam Pater in natura, quibus est una natura. Nor is the Father anything other in nature than the Son and the Holy Ghost, nor the Son and the Holy Ghost anything other than the Father in nature, to whom is one nature.
Sed alius est Pater in persona, alius Filius in persona, alius Spiritus sanctus in persona. But the Father is one in person, the Son is another in person, and the Holy Ghost is yet another in person.
In Patre æternitas, in Filio æqualitas, in Spiritu sancto æternitatis æqualitatisque connexio. In the Father is eternity, in the Son is equality, in the Holy Ghost is the connexion of eternity and equality.
Unum omnes in substantia et essentia, omnipotentia, et Deitate. All are one in substance and essence, omnipotence and deity.
Sicut enim eadem sancta Trinitas inseparabilis est in substantia, ita inseparabilis est in operibus, quamvis quædam opera Dei quibusdam personis specialiter conveniant, sicut Patri vox illa quæ de cœlo sonuit super Christum baptizatum, et ad Filii personam humanitatis tantummodo pertinet susceptio, et Spiritus sancti personæ proprie congruit illa columba, in cujus specie idem Spiritus sanctus descendit super eumdem Filium secundum hominem baptizatum. Indeed, just as the same Trinity is inseparable in substance, so is it inseparable in its works, although certain works of God especially suit certain persons, as that voice which sounded from heaven over Christ when he was baptised does the Father, and the reception of humanity pertains only to the person of the Son, and to the person of the Holy Ghost properly corresponds that dove, in the appearance of which the same Holy Ghost descended upon the said Son as man when he was baptised.
Tamen absque omni dubitatione illam vocem et illam columbam in Christi humanitatem tota sancta Trinitas operata est, cujus opera inseparabilia sunt. Yet without any doubt, the whole Holy Trinity, whose works are inseparable, worked that voice and that dove upon the humanity of Christ.
Credimus eumdem Filium Dei Verbum æternaliter natum de Patre, consubstantialem Patri per omnia, temporaliter natum de Spiritu sancto et Maria Virgine, duas habentem nativitates, unam ex Patre æternam, alteram ex matre temporalem; qui etiam Filius Dei, suæ carnis conceptione conceptus est et suæ carnis nativitate natus est. We believe the same Son of God, the Word, to be eternally born of the Father, always consubstantial with the Father, and temporally born of the Holy Ghost and Mary ever-Virgin, having two nativities, an eternal one from the Father, and a temporal second from the mother; who, still the Son of God, was conceived by the conception of His flesh and born by the birth of His flesh.
Deum verum confitemur conceptum et Deum verum natum, eumdem verum Deum et verum hominem unum Christum, unum Filium Dei unigenitum, proprium et perfectum in duabus naturis in unius personæ singularitate, impassibilem et passibilem, mortalem atque immortalem, crucifixum in infirmitate nostra, eumdemque semper viventem in virtute sua, qui mortuus est carnis suæ morte et sepultus, atque ab inferis, damnato et spoliato principe totius iniquitatis, rediens tertia die resurrexit, atque cum triumpho gloriæ videntibus discipulis cœlum ascendit, sedens in dextera Patris, id est, majestate divinitatis, inde jam venturus judicare vivos et mortuos, quem impii judicantem videbunt in ea forma qua crucifixus est, non in ea humilitate qua injuste judicatus est, sed in ea claritate qua juste judicaturus est mundum; cujus majestatis visio æterna est omnium sanctorum beatitudo et gloria. We confess that the true God was conceived and that the true God was born, and the same true God and true Man to be one Christ, one Only-begotten Son of God, proper and perfect in two natures in the singularity of one person, impassible and passible, mortal and immortal, crucified in our weakness, and the same ever living in his might, who died by the death of His flesh and was buried, and returning from hell when He had condemned and plundered the prince of all iniquity, rose again on the third day, and with a triumph of glory ascended into heaven as the disciples watched, sitting at the right hand of the Father, that is, in the majesty of divinity, whence He is now going to come to judge the living and the dead, whom the wicked will see judging in that form in which He was crucified, not in that lowliness in which He was unjustly judged, but in that glory in which He will justly judge the world; the eternal vision of whose majesty is the beatitude and glory of all the saints.
Qui secundum hanc fidem rectam non crediderit, hunc damnat sancta, catholica et apostolica Ecclesia, quæ fundata est ab ipso Jesu Christo Domino nostro, cui est gloria in sæcula. Amen. Whoever shall not believe according to this right faith, the holy, catholic, and apostolic Church condemns him, which was founded by our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, to whom is glory forever. Amen.
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2020.05.05 20:21 MerryVegetableGarden Does competition for women play a role in racial and ethnic tensions?

Very interesting thread on an Alt-right sub: https://archive.is/0VR02
I should preface this by saying that I’m a white guy whose dating history, while not too extensive, was never mono-racial. I don’t have a problem with “race-mixing.” I actually detest the term.
What’s interesting about this Alt-right thread is that so many of these white nationalists who want to ensure the continuity of the white race have no problem with WMAF couples. In fact, three prominent white nationalists—Richard Spencer, Andrew Anglin, John Derbyshire—have histories of dating and, in the last case, marrying Asian women.
If the migrant crisis was predominantly of Arab women instead of Arab men, they likely wouldn’t have a problem with it. Now I personally hate these people because they’d characterize a previous relationship of mine with a wonderful black woman as “bestiality.” But my hatred for them also stems from their many self-serving hypocrisies: notably that they will be utterly antagonistic to any white woman that dates a non-white male while excusing men in their own ranks for dating or “pump’n’dumping” Asian, Arab, and Latina girls. I guess these women are almost human to them.
This territoriality that guys have regarding what they view as “their” women inflames racial tensions. Entire lynch mobs were mobilized at the mere rumor of a black man accosting a white woman. Many innocents were lost as a result of the rabid mobs. Mirrored on the other side, when I was dating aforementioned wonderful woman, we’d get harassed by black guys. We literally avoided any overt public displays of affection (like handholding(!)) in some areas because we didn’t want to risk someone doing something stupid.
This happens intra-racially as well. The Brisbane riots happened in part due to American servicemen chatting up Aussie women and pissing off the locals in doing so.
I’m convinced that this possessiveness and territoriality when it comes to women is what sparks like half of ethnic tensions. In tribal warfare, men would steal the enemy tribe’s squaws. In Bosnia, Germany, and Bangladesh systemic mass rapes occurred to humiliate and demoralize men (women were obviously the primary recipients and sufferers of these horrific crimes), and there’s this mentality that taking another tribe’s women or making pretenses in doing so is “scoring,” and it inflames men of the other tribe.
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2020.04.16 16:32 needafavourmedellin Hola Colombia, necesito un favor de los entusiastas de la pizza de Medellín./ Hello Colombia, I need a favour from medellin pizza lovers !

EDIT : NO SÉ POR QUÉ, PERO MI CUENTA FUE SUSPENDIDA Y YA NO PUEDO ACCEDER AL CHAT. POR FAVOR, ENCUENTRE AQUÍ MI NÚMERO DE WATSAP: 00 33 6 15 54 28 09. GRACIAS A TODOS POR LAS AMABLES PALABRAS.
English version below.
Buenos días, Medellín.
Ante todo, espero que todos y sus familias tengan buena salud en estos tiempos complicados. Vengo a hablar con ustedes hoy porque necesito un favor.
Hace 6 años, conocí a mi novia, en Medellín. Nuestra primera cita para cenar fue en el Café Zorba, si no conoces este restaurante, te lo recomiendo mucho, es la mejor pizza que he comido en América Latina. Pasamos un año viviendo en el Quindío, y desde entonces hemos vuelto a Francia.
Ahora al grano.
Estamos en el punto en el que deseo casarme con ella. Y como regalo, me gustaría darle el menú del Café Zorba. Sé que le encantaría, siempre guarda las entradas del museo, los pases de autobús, cualquier cosa de nuestros viajes juntos. Un amigo mío que viajaba a Medellín me compró uno, pero desafortunadamente se destruyó cuando un día olvidó su bolso bajo la lluvia.
Si está en Medellín, y está dispuesto a conseguirme el menú y enviármelo, le enviaré por Paypal el precio del envío, y también el precio de una pizza para que pueda disfrutar de una por mí como agradecimiento. Me doy cuenta de que no es el mejor momento para pedirle a alguien este favor. Sin embargo, si vives cerca, o planeas comprar una pizza de todos modos, tal vez pueda funcionar.
Gracias por tomarse el tiempo de leerme, ¡les deseo a todos un gran día!
Good day Medellin.
First and foremost, I hope that everyone and their families is in good health during these complicated times. I come to talk to you today because I need a favour.
6 Years ago, I met my girlfriend, in Medellin. Our first dinner date was at Cafe Zorba, if you don't know this restaurant, I highly recommend it, it is the best pizza I have had in Latin America. We spent about a year living in Quindio, and we have since moved back to France.
Now to the point.
We are at the point where I wish to marry her. And as a gift, I would like to give to her the menu from Cafe Zorba. I know that she would love this, she always keeps museum tickets, bus passes, anything from our traves together. A friend of mine that was travelling to Medellin got one for me, but unfortunately it got destroyed when he forgot his bag in the rain one day.
If you are in Medellin, and are willing to get me the menu and send it to me, I will send you by Paypal you of course the price of shipping, and also the price of one pizza so that you can enjoy one on me as thanks. I realize this is not the best time to be asking someone for this favour. If however you live close by, or were planning on getting some pizza anyway, maybe it can work out.
Thank you for taking the time to read me, I wish you all a great day !
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2020.04.16 15:48 needafavourmedellin Hola Medellín, necesito un favor de los entusiastas de la pizza./Need a favour from Pizza lovers !

EDIT : NO SÉ POR QUÉ, PERO MI CUENTA FUE SUSPENDIDA Y YA NO PUEDO ACCEDER AL CHAT. POR FAVOR, ENCUENTRE AQUÍ MI NÚMERO DE WATSAP: 00 33 6 15 54 28 09. GRACIAS A TODOS POR LAS AMABLES PALABRAS.
English version below.
Buenos días, Medellín.
Ante todo, espero que todos y sus familias tengan buena salud en estos tiempos complicados. Vengo a hablar con ustedes hoy porque necesito un favor.
Hace 6 años, conocí a mi novia, en Medellín. Nuestra primera cita para cenar fue en el Café Zorba, si no conoces este restaurante, te lo recomiendo mucho, es la mejor pizza que he comido en América Latina. Pasamos un año viviendo en el Quindío, y desde entonces hemos vuelto a Francia.
Ahora al grano.
Estamos en el punto en el que deseo casarme con ella. Y como regalo, me gustaría darle el menú del Café Zorba. Sé que le encantaría, siempre guarda las entradas del museo, los pases de autobús, cualquier cosa de nuestros viajes juntos. Un amigo mío que viajaba a Medellín me compró uno, pero desafortunadamente se destruyó cuando un día olvidó su bolso bajo la lluvia.
Si está en Medellín, y está dispuesto a conseguirme el menú y enviármelo, le enviaré por Paypal el precio del envío, y también el precio de una pizza para que pueda disfrutar de una por mí como agradecimiento. Me doy cuenta de que no es el mejor momento para pedirle a alguien este favor. Sin embargo, si vives cerca, o planeas comprar una pizza de todos modos, tal vez pueda funcionar.
Gracias por tomarse el tiempo de leerme, ¡les deseo a todos un gran día!
Good day Medellin.
First and foremost, I hope that everyone and their families is in good health during these complicated times. I come to talk to you today because I need a favour.
6 Years ago, I met my girlfriend, in Medellin. Our first dinner date was at Cafe Zorba, if you don't know this restaurant, I highly recommend it, it is the best pizza I have had in Latin America. We spent about a year living in Quindio, and we have since moved back to France.
Now to the point.
We are at the point where I wish to marry her. And as a gift, I would like to give to her the menu from Cafe Zorba. I know that she would love this, she always keeps museum tickets, bus passes, anything from our traves together. A friend of mine that was travelling to Medellin got one for me, but unfortunately it got destroyed when he forgot his bag in the rain one day.
If you are in Medellin, and are willing to get me the menu and send it to me, I will send you by Paypal you of course the price of shipping, and also the price of one pizza so that you can enjoy one on me as thanks. I realize this is not the best time to be asking someone for this favour. If however you live close by, or were planning on getting some pizza anyway, maybe it can work out.
Thank you for taking the time to read me, I wish you all a great day !
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2020.04.08 21:22 JJenkx Dear America

 
Dear America,
 
Do a kindnesses for our medical professionals any chance you get. They are fighting for our lives, and theirs.
 
Let's take a moment to reflect. How much better would our current situation could be if we had been prepared or even just taken this seriously at the beginning? We were not prepared mentally or structurally to respond to the danger of this pandemic. Most of our nations medical supplies were bought by China near the end of January and we were spouting about no danger and "total containment" through the end of February. America and China have different ways of doing things, but that doesn't mean we can't take a lesson here. Chinese citizens took immediate action and secured vital resources needed to protect themselves. They were mentally prepped from SARS 2003. We don't have to wait for an authority figure to tell us we are in danger. A solid month before we recognized danger, our local shelves, warehouses, and online giants Amazon, Walmart, ect, were sold out of N95 respirators, masks and a majority of other medical supplies. GONE! In addition, CDC released 280 million date expired N95 respirators that were also sold off on February 28th, from reserve US warehouses. In a free market, anyone can buy them, and they all got bought, but not by us. With limited supplies, those that act will be protected and we were sleepwalking right along. Nothing bad can happen in Merca? Right? CCP wouldn't lie to us...
 
Remember how much this hurts.
Know that we can solve this.
A tiny budget will provide enough for us AND enough to share with the world.
Learn all that you can about how the world works. History, Economics, Art of War, Socioeconomics, ect.
Science got us out of the dark ages. Devaluing it will bring us back.
Knowledge is power. Ignorance is weakness.
Question everything. Strive for truth. Fight for it!
Admit when you are wrong. Few things convey more strength than the courage to admit when we are wrong.
Hold wrongdoers accountable.
Recognize your friends and help them, always.
Recognize your enemies and determine their motives. Fight polarized division. Engage others with different beliefs. Learn from each other. State what you believe. Downvotes don't mean you are wrong. Majority mindset doesn't set truths. Debate everything.
Cold War 2.0 Digital information warfares are the termites in our walls, deteriorating unity and testing democracy. We are under attack. This is the 21st century's weapons of choice. Man-made disinformation deployed in all networks near you. Become aware.
 
United we Stand,
 
 
 
----Sources and more----
 
 
----Masks gone by January 31 2020----
01/31/2020
bloomberg.com - Sold-Out Coronavirus N95 Face Masks Offer a Lesson in Price Gouging  
Notice: These were NOT bought by Americans because we weren't preparing for a pandemic.
 
 
 
 
----What system can import an entire nations medical supplies?----
03/16/2018
BBC - How to become a professional shopper
 
Wikipedia, Youtube/serpentza, Youtube/ADV Podcasts, CNN
 
----Example of spiked demand - Products vanished from Nation----
Time.com - China's Tragedy - Resulting in high demand for Milk Powder
One Daigous Daily Life in Australia after the tragedy.
Controversy regarding Australian Milk Powder shortage due to sudden Chinese demand.
 
sixthtone.com
 
frontierstrategygroup.com
The top-purchased categories for cross-border e-commerce are:
Popular goods from these categories are commonly sourced from the US, Japan, or South Korea because consumers associate these countries with high-quality product standards. The rising middle class in China is willing to spend more money on products in these categories because product integrity is essential.
 
 
 
----280 million Date Expired N95 masks in America all sold to outside interest WHILE hospitals were trying to buy them----
Notice: Although it is somewhat unclear, If I understood correctly, The masks referred to in the Forbes article below seem to be date expired stockpiles of N95 masks manufactured between 2003-2013 - 02/28/2020 CDC.gov
 
03/30/2020
Forbes - I Spent A Day In The Coronavirus-Driven Feeding Frenzy Of N95 Mask Sellers And Buyers And This Is What I Learned - by David DiSalvo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
----CCP (Chinese Communism Party) is NOT your friend----
Chinese Citizens are not easily offended. CCP uses "We got offended" as an effective propaganda tool. Youtube - Why is it so easy to "Hurt the feelings of the Chinese people"? Are they really that Sensitive?
CCP fully knew that there was human to human contact on December 31st and likely before, when they alerted WHO. They censored or "disappeared" all whistleblowers while buying up the worlds medical supplies. Youtube - Brett Schaefer: World Has Paid the Price for China and WHO's Coronavirus Cover-up
Youtube - Australia should 'take back the land' from China as damages
Youtube - Communists, Nationalists, and China's Revolutions: Crash Course World History #37
Article - Harvard - How the Chinese Government Fabricates SocialMedia Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument
Youtube - Coronavirus whistleblowers disappear in China DW News
Youtube - CCP tells citizens Virus originated in USA and Italy
Youtube - How Apple Betrays Chinese People With Internet Censorship
Youtube - 1st documentary movie on the origin of CCP virus, Tracking Down the Origin of the Wuhan Coronavirus
Youtube - China's Vision of a Censored Internet is Spreading
Youtube - Anti-Hong Kong propaganda made in China DW News
Youtube - The CCP’s Unrestricted Economic Warfare Against America – Kevin Freeman
Youtube - WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Chinese spy spills secrets to expose Communist espionage 60 Minutes Australia
Youtube - Hong Kong Protests explained in 5 minutes (Geography Now!)
Youtube - Hong Kong protests: what's at stake for China? The Economist
Youtube - Understanding the Hong Kong Protests against China's Dictatorship
Youtube - Tiananmen Massacre: A soldiers perspective The World
Youtube - Investigations & Reports (1/4) The Coalition Roundtable
Youtube - Victims & Numbers (2/4) The Coalition Roundtable
Youtube - Suppression by the CCP (3/4) The Coalition Roundtable
Youtube - Legislation & Advocacy (4/4) The Coalition Roundtable
Youtube - Does America Lack the Political Will to Defend Itself Against Rogue States?
Youtube - #65 China Is Getting Worse Laowhy86 and SerpentZA
Chinese Internal Freedom Fighters Youtube Playlist -「FridayTalks」 English Version
Youtube - China’s Vanishing Muslims: Undercover In The Most Dystopian Place In The World
Youtube - The Stakes, the Dangers, the Sacrifices and the Hopes: An Interview with Stephen Yates on Hong Kong
Youtube - China Wants Reddit, and So Much More US China China Uncensored
Youtube - NSW Labor MP is 'pathetically putting out Chinese propaganda'
Youtube - LIVESTREAM - Present Danger China: Threat Briefing on Emerging Dangers
Youtube - How China Manufactured a “Dangerous Enemy” Falun Gong China Uncensored
Youtube - Preventing the CCP/Huawei's Digital Imperialism - Chet Nagle
Youtube - Steve Bannon: If There Is Another Tiananmen in Hong Kong, the CCP Will Collapse Zooming In
Youtube - Kyle Bass the Present Danger: America, China, and the Second Cold War
Youtube - What happens when Chinas dissidents 'disappear' DW News
Youtube - Uygur woman describes torture in China’s Xinjiang ‘vocational training’ camps
 
 
Going forward, if we don't protect ourselves, we have only ourselves to blame.
Peace,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Still here? OK, here are some quotes....
 
He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. Sun Tzu
 
I will not go into a story unprepared. I will do my homework, and that's something I learned at an early age. Ed Bradley
 
Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected. Sun Tzu
 
To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour. Winston Churchill
 
“Foisting an identity on people rather than allowing them the freedom and space to create their own is shady.” ― Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina
 
If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected. Sun Tzu
 
“Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.” ― Henry Louis Gates Jr
 
“Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it. Our children are still taught to respect the violence which reduced a red-skinned people of an earlier culture into a few fragmented groups herded into impoverished reservations.” ― Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
 
However desperate the situation and circumstances, don't despair. When there is everything to fear, be unafraid. When surrounded by dangers, fear none of them. When without resources, depend on resourcefulness. When surprised, take the enemy by surprise. Sun Tzu
 
I never know what I'm going to do for the Post next. Two weeks ago I had a piece on Homeland Security. This is one of my pig ongoing projects. How unprepared we are for a terrorist attack. Sally Quinn
 
Thus we may know that there are five essentials for victory: He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces. He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks. He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared. He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign. Sun Tzu
 
He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks. Sun Tzu
 
Ignoring a Reality doesn't make it less Real. It's still going to happen. Being unprepared for something doesn't stop it from happening. Yasmin Mogahed
 
Always be thou prepared, and so live that death may never find thee unprepared. Thomas a Kempis
 
“Literature is indispensable to the world. The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way a person looks at reality, then you can change it.” ― James Baldwin
 
“The government does not have a lot of answers, so the more we rely on the government, the more dependent we become, and the more we put our faith into the hands of others. I like the Chinese proverb that says you can give someone a fish or you can teach him how to fish. Enough of taking fish, it’s time to teach people how to fish, how to create their own wealth. This is my mantra” ― Ziad K. Abdelnour
 
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. George Bernard Shaw
 
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. Marilyn vos Savant
 
“Its important to be comfortable with uncertainty.” ― Xiaolu Guo
 
Any fool can know. The point is to understand. Albert Einstein
 
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. B. B. King
 
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life. Confucius
 
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. Miles Kington
 
To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge. Nicolaus Copernicus
 
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. Epictetus
 
“Foreknowledge cannot be gotten from ghosts and spirits, cannot be had by analogy, cannot be found out by calculation. It must be obtained from people, people who know the conditions of the enemy.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War
 
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. Marcus Garvey
 
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein
 
“We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills and the winding streams with tangled growth, as 'wild'. Only to the white man was nature a 'wilderness' and only to him was the land 'infested' with 'wild' animals and 'savage' people. To us it was home. Earth was beautiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery." - Chief Standing River of the Lakota” ― Paul Goble, Dream Wolf
 
 
 
 
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2020.03.16 03:04 ujorge ¡Saludos Boricuas del equipo de mods de r/LatinAmerica!

Apreciados hermanos/hermanas Boricuas,
Recientemente y luego de una larga lucha hemos rescatado el sub LatinAmerica y queremos aprovechar esta oportunidad para invitarlos a formar parte del mismo y a que compartan con nuestra familia de América Latina todo aquello que hace de Puerto Rico la Isla del encanto.
Aprovechen esta oportunidad para compartir su música, sus fotos de hermosas vistas y lindos animales, sus opiniones y memes, aprender sobre el resto del continente, seguir los últimas noticias de América Latina y entrar de lleno en la competencia regional para ver quien tiene el mejor sentido del humor ante las absurdas situaciones que se producen en nuestro continente.
No lo dejes para luego y date una vuelta por LatinAmerica y deja sentir tu voz; dinos lo bueno, lo regular, lo malo… dejanos saber cómo podemos hacer de LatinAmerica uno de tus lugares preferidos de Reddit.
Con ansiosa anticipación del equipo de moderación de LatinAmerica ¡te damos la bienvenida!
Saludos Cordiales,
LatinAmerica
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2020.03.12 11:33 tommyblizzard 2019/20 Italian Superlega - match week 23 recap (the end?)

SUMMARY
It is strange to write about Italian volleyball these days. The previous week was postponed to an undefined date, while this week 6 matches were supposed to be played behind closed doors. I wrote “supposed to” because Milano vs Padova and Piacenza vs Sora have been suspended at the last minute because some people showed the COVID-19 symptoms. It has been recently confirmed, though, that all those who showed such symptoms have been tested for the virus and all of them turned out negative. Still, the other 4 matches took place, albeit with a very strange atmosphere. One of them, in particular, was a big match.
I’m talking, of course, about the one between Lube and Trento. It was the direct re-match of the Italian Cup semifinal that took place just 3 weeks before, but, this time, Trento had one more weapon, as Kovacevic was considered fit enough to start by Lorenzetti. De Giorgi opted for his usual lineup, with Anzani in the middle with Simon. The Serbian OH wanted to show immediately how fundamental is presence is in Trento’s team and scored 9 points in the 1st set alone. Lube trailed pretty much all set long and the guests took it (22-25, 0-1). In the 2nd set, Trento unleashed its fury from the line (5 aces). The Alps guys took a comfortable lead (13-18), Lube tried to catch up (19-21), but another ace (Lisinac) secured one point for Trento (21-25). De Giorgi sent Diamantini in for Anzani and, just like in Italian Cup, the momentum completely shifted. Lube mauled Trento (25-18, 1-2) and the guests went from 70% kills in the 2nd to 26% (13% efficiency) in the 3rd. Trento didn’t want the game to end like the last time and went up 10-12 in the 4th. D’Hulst went in and the move paid dividends (23-18). An ace by Giannelli and a block by Michieletto brought Trento closer (23-21), but not enough to avoid tie break (25-22, 2-2). In the 5th, Trento got the first break (4-6) and kept the lead until the court switch (6-8), then Lube scored 3 consecutive blocks and changed the leader (11-9). Lisinac tied it (11-11), but Giannelli made a crucial error, setting a clutch ball to Vettori, who got blocked by Leal (13-11). Nobody scored a break point since then and, just like in Italian Cup, Lube completed the comeback (15-13, 3-2). This was the n-th time this season in which Trento went very close to get a nice result but then choked badly. Despite being the team with the most blocks in Superlega, they got out-blocked 14-8 by Lube, going 12-5 in the last 3 sets. They finished with 40% kills, but, if you remove that 70% anomaly in the 2nd, the result is lower than 35%. Yes, they out-aced Lube 3-8, but, as I wrote, 5 of them where scored in the 2nd set alone and, despite this 5 aces differential, the reception stats were not that different (47%-40% positives, 13%-16% perfect). Kovacevic (24 points, 40% kills, 2 aces, 1 block, 5 blocked spikes) had a huge start but, when his performance went down, it dragged the whole team with him. Trento’s poor reception limited Lisinac’s use on offense (8 points, 50% kills, 2 aces, 2 blocks) and neither Russell (19 points, 43% kills, 3% reception efficiency, 2 aces, 1 block) nor Vettori (14 points, 35% kills, 1 ace, 5 blocked spikes) could compensate for that. Lube, instead, showed how deep and useful his bench is. Diamantini went in for Anzani and made a huge contribution with 4 blocks. D’Hulst briefly subbed Bruno and put Trento in an unforeseen situation. The starters did the rest, particularly Leal (25 points, 59% kills, 3 blocks), who redeemed himself from the bad game in the Italian Cup. Simon (12 points, 73% kills, 1 ace, 3 blocks) was a factor despite the bad reception and Rychlicki (18 points, 44% kills, 2 aces, 2 blocks) is showing that he belongs in a team like Lube. Still, despite this great comeback, Lube lost 1 point and now Perugia (on bye) is only 2 points away, with the direct matchup coming up next.
The second most interesting match of the week was played in Modena, where the local team hosted Monza. I bet that, before the season started, most people would have thought that this could have been a proper “big match”, but, as you know if you followed Superlega this year, Monza has been a pretty big disappointment. Since even their playoff qualification is at risk, the guests absolutely needed to score points. Of course, Modena wanted to win as well, in order to shake off the Italian Cup delusion and to keep pursuing Lube and Perugia. No surprises in the lineups. Modena started really strong, mauling Monza and going up 2-0 in about 45’ (25-16, 25-18). The guests, who attacked with 36% kills in the first 2, kept a sloppy offense in the 3rd (41%) but compensated with 4 aces (3 in the first 6 points) and 3 blocks. They immediately went up 1-6 and, despite Modena catching up a few times, they managed to snatch this set (23-25, 2-1). The 4th set started with great balance (12-12), then an ace by Zaytsev gave Modena the first +2 lead of the set (15-13). Louati was on fire (16-16), but Dzavoronok was forced to leave the game for a sore ankle, forcing Soli to send Sedlacek in. Not a great start for the Croatian OH, who got blocked twice in a row by Christenson (19-16). Kurek blocked Zaytsev but then Mazzone returned the favor and Bednorz closed it (25-21, 3-1). In the first 2 sets, Modena seemed back to their best days, nuking from the line (4 aces, 6 errors forced, 0% reception efficiency for Monza) and attacking with high efficacy (57% kills). From the 3rd set onwards, though, they almost did a Trento, with less effective serving (3 aces, 20% reception efficiency for Monza) and less deadly break phase. Still, they managed to get 3 points, also because they started blocking hard (13, 8 in the last 2 sets). Bednorz (19 points, 67% kills, 83% positive reception, 3 blocks) probably wanted to do well in front of his longtime idol Kurek, and Zaytsev (18 points, 56% kills, 3 aces) broke havoc from the line, with also an ace off the roof. Holt (11 points, 64% kills, 2 aces, 2 blocks) confirmed his good form and Anderson (10 points, 33% kills, 1 ace, 2 blocks) his sloppy one, despite him being a constant threat from the line. The MVP went to Christenson, who is having a superb 2020 so far, despite that only, heavy exception in the Italian Cup. Monza was, well, the usual Monza, with neither Kurek (7 points, 29% kills, 2 blocks) nor Dzavoronok (13 points, 39% kills, -10% reception efficiency, 1 block, 5 blocked spikes) able to perform at their expected level. Louati’s big night (22 points, 52% kills, 5 aces, 1 block) was not enough, but if he keeps playing like that (44 points and 9 aces in the last 2 games) his team might be able to reach playoffs and, with the possible addition of Tine Urnaut, they could be a threat for anyone.
Ravenna and Vibo faced each other, both hungry for points, albeit for different reasons. The guests started strong (0-3), but the hosts caught up immediately (8-7). Vernon-Evans took charge and Ravenna got the 1st (25-20, 1-0). A stronger start by Vibo in the 2nd (0-6), but, once again, the Canadian OPP unleashed his fury and Ravenna overtook (12-11). On 19-17, Vibo found back the lost energy, caught up (24-24), and an ace by Abouba tied the match (24-26, 1-1). Alonso in for Grozdanov and N'gapeth in for Carle. The 3rd set was very balanced until 11-10, when Vibo placed a deadly 0-8 break despite Bonitta calling 2 time outs and sending Recine in for Ter Horst. On 12-21, Ravenna tried to shake things up with 3 consecutive blocks, but it was too little too late (18-25, 1-2, 6 blocks for Vibo). Recine stayed up and Grozdanov went back in for Cortesia. The young Italian OH played an incredible set (9 points, 80% kills, 60% positive reception) and sent the game to tie break (25-22, 2-2). After the initial breaks (0-2, 4-2), the 5th set went on very balanced until 13-13, when an ace by Recine and a counter attack by Lavia gave Ravenna the win (15-13, 3-2). This probably wasn’t a beautiful game (no teams reached 50% kills in any set, 58 aggregate errors), but it surely was an intense one (13 blocks each). Ter Horst has arguably been Ravenna’s best player this season, but he really played bad in this game (5 points, 31% kills). Luckily for the hosts, Recine went in and absolutely changed the game (16 points, 67% kills, 2 aces, 2 blocks), deserving the MVP trophy. Also, Vernon-Evans was in one of those nights (28 points, 48% kills, 2 aces, 3 blocks) and Grozdanov contributed with 5 blocks. Vibo went this close to getting important points, but they still managed to bring one home in a very tough court. Abouba (25 points, 43% kills, 2 aces, 3 blocks) engaged a nice battle with Vernon-Evans, and Chinenyeze (14 points, 59% kills, 1 ace, 3 blocks) did his best to support him. Unfortunately for Vibo, the 3 OHs that alternated on the court ended with an aggregate of 23 points and less than 33% kills.
Finally, a similar match happened in Cisterna, where Latina and Verona were looking for heavy points to reach the seasonal goals. Tubertini preferred Palacios over Karlitzek, while Stoychev reunited with his beloved Kaziyski, sacrificing Asparuhov in the process. The home team started strong (8-5) and even reached +5 (15-10), but Verona caught up (20-20) and Latina became sloppy on clutch moments. On 20-21, Szwarc missed a slash while Kaziyski didn’t miss the counter attack (20-22). On 22-23, Patry missed the serve, while Verona closed the set with their first chance (22-25, 0-1). The 2nd set was a very tough one, with no team able to gain a +2 lead on their opponents until the very end, when Patry’s 8th point turned the first set ball into a set point (25-23, 1-1). The 3rd set looked like a carbon copy of the 1st, with Latina going up 19-13, then Muagututia going to the line and generating a 0-8 break (19-21). Palacios finally halted the American’s serving turn and restored the balance with an ace (21-21). The set went over 24-24 but Latina ultimately got it (27-25, 2-1). Verona didn’t want to leave any more points on the ground and took a nice lead in the 4th (15-20), then Onwuelo went in as pinch server, scored 2 aces and a bic and almost tied the set (19-20). Unfortunately for Latina, Boyer took charge, Verona scored a 1-5 break, banked one point and sent everyone to tie break (20-25, 2-2). In the 5th, despite some lead changes, nobody was able to gain a +2 lead until 12-12, when Kaziyski’s experience gave Verona the last point available (12-15, 2-3). That was another intense game that ended up like the previous one, with the team fighting for playoffs gaining 2 points and the one fighting to avoid relegation getting 1. It was surely a better played one, with higher kill % (Verona even finished tie break with 77% kills) but lots of errors as well (57). Kaziyski’s 5th stint in Superlega started great (23 points, 51% kills, 2 aces, 3 blocks) and Boyer probably benefited as well (25 points, 48% kills, 1 ace, 2 blocks), while his former Trento teammate Solé contributed with 4 blocks. Patry (24 points, 49% kills) and Van Garderen (22 points, 51% kills, 2 aces) were not enough for Latina.
Now what? Good question. The recent measures for containing the coronavirus outbreak halted all pro championships in Italy at least until April, so, at the moment, nobody even knows if this season will ever see an ending. There were also rumors about some foreign players packing up and leaving, but with the current travel restrictions it’s very unlikely. Even if Superlega will be able to restart, though, the arrivals of Kubiak in Modena and Urnaut in Monza are now in jeopardy. I will keep you updated in case something relevant happens.

RESULTS AND SCORESHEETS
Lube Civitanova 3-2 Trentino Volley (22-25, 21-25, 25-18, 25-22, 15-13)
Lube: Bruno 3, Juantorena 12, Anzani, Rychlicki 18, Leal 25, Simon 12, Marchisio (L), Diamantini 9, Balaso (L), D’Hulst, Massari, Kovar, Bieniek.
Trento: Giannelli 5, Russell 19, Candellaro 1, Vettori 14, Kovacevic 24, Lisinac 8, Grebennikov (L), Cebulj, Codarin, Michieletto 2.
MVP: Yoandy Leal (Civitanova)

Modena Volley 3-1 Vero Volley Monza (25-16, 25-18, 23-25, 25-21)
Modena: Christenson 5, Anderson 10, Holt 11, Zaytsev 18, Bednorz 19, Mazzone 6, Rossini (L), Salsi.
Monza: Orduna, Louati 22, Galassi 2, Kurek 7, Dzavoronok 13, Yosifov 6, Buchegger 2, Goi (L), Sedlacek, Beretta 3.
MVP: Micah Christenson (Modena)

Top Volley Latina 2-3 Blu Volley Verona (22-25, 25-23, 27-25, 20-25, 12-15)
Latina: Sottile, Palacios 18, Szwarc 10, Patry 24, Van Garderen 22, Rossi 7, Cavaccini (L), Karlitzek, Peslac, Elia, Onwuelo 3.
Verona: Spirito 3, Muagututia 10, Solé 11, Boyer 25, Kaziyski 23, Birarelli 8, Kluth, Bonami (L), Marretta.
MVP: Matey Kaziyski (Verona)

Porto Robur Costa Ravenna 3-2 Callipo Vibo Valentia (25-20, 24-26, 18-25, 25-22, 15-13)
Ravenna: Saitta 2, Lavia 13, Cortesia 4, Vernon-Evans 28, Ter Horst 5, Grozdanov 8, Recine 16, Batak, Kovacic (L), Stefani, Cavuto, Alonso 6.
Vibo: Baranowicz 2, Defalco 12, Chinenyeze 14, Aboubacar Neto 25, Carle 2, Mengozzi 9, Rizzo (L), Hirsch, Vitelli, N’gapeth 9, Pierotti.
MVP: Francesco Recine (Ravenna)

STANDINGS
Civitanova (18-2) – 53\*
Modena (17-4) – 52\*
Perugia (18-2) – 51\*
Trento (15-6) – 45\*
Milano (12-7) – 36\*
Ravenna (9-12) – 26
Padova (8-11) – 25
Verona (8-12) – 24
Monza (7-13) – 23
Piacenza (7-12) – 18
Latina (5-15), Vibo (5-15) – 16
Sora (1-19) – 5
*clinched playoff berth

TABOOS
Civitanova never lost 3-0
Perugia never lost a tie break
Modena never won a tie break
Trento never lost 3-0
Sora never won 3-1 or 3-2

STATISTICAL LEADERS – PLAYERS
Points (match day): Sharone Vernon-Evans (Ravenna) – 28
Points (Superlega): Nimir Abdel-Aziz (Milano) – 458
Points per set: Nimir Abdel-Aziz (Milano) – 6.64
Aces (match day): Yacine Louati (Monza) – 5
Aces (Superlega): Nimir Abdel-Aziz (Milano) – 54
Aces per set: Nimir Abdel-Aziz (Milano) – 0.78
Blocks (match day): Aleks Grozdanov (Ravenna) – 5
Blocks (Superlega): Srecko Lisinac (Trento) – 56
Blocks per set: Robertlandy Simon (Civitanova) – 0.69
Most times MVP: Nimir Abdel-Aziz (Milano) – 9

STATISTICAL LEADERS – TEAMS
Kill % (match day): Modena – 53 %
Kill % (Superlega): Modena – 54.3 %
Aces (match day): Trento, Latina – 8
Total aces: Modena – 166
Aces/set: Modena – 2.24
Blocks (match day): Civitanova, Verona – 14
Total blocks: Trento – 194
Blocks/set: Civitanova – 2.49

NEXT ROUND (????)
Perugia – Civitanova
Verona – Modena
Piacenza – Milano
Sora – Monza
Padova – Ravenna
Vibo – Latina
BYE: Trento
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