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Satire: Jordan Peterson refuses to pander to Pennywises delusions

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Controversial U of T psychology professor Jordan Peterson once again ignited a public furor last night, refusing to refer to a popular Stephen King-based horror film by the gender-neutral pronoun "IT", on the grounds that the titular character, Pennywise the clown, is obviously a "HIM."

According to eyewitnesses, Peterson spent 12 minutes holding up the box office line at Toronto's Varsity Cinema while he repeatedly requested VIP room tickets for "HIM", to the confusion of numerous employees.

Smiley

Family films three kangaroos 'squaring up and hitting each other' in neighborhood garden

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The 'fight' appears to go in slow motion to start with
The family came across the three roos as they drove down a quiet street in Australia at night

A brawl of the marsupial kind has been caught on camera on somebody's front lawn. A family came across the three kangaroos apparently fighting as they drove down a quiet street in Australia at night.Footage shows the group of animals squaring up to each other in the battle, which took place in the front garden.

The family stayed safely inside their car as they spotted the trio of raging roos on the other side of the road.

Two of the animals appear to box in slow motion as the video starts, jumping and slinging their arms. The third then gets involved, and they push one another before one kicks out with its powerful back legs.

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5 reasons your Facebook feed is useless

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Just put the phone down.
Before writing this, I took a moment to scroll through my Facebook feed.

I don't do it often, and the five-minute browse was a welcome reminder why - Facebook sucks you in, and not in a good way.

Can you ever imagine for a minute that on your death-bed, you'll be thinking to yourself, 'I really wish I'd spent more time on Facebook'? No.

So for anyone who wastes hours a week on Facebook, here are five things I just saw in my feed, to remind you why you should probably put down your phone and do something else.

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Formula One cars to run on broccoli insists new vegan champion!

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Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has told his Mercedes team he will only continue to drive for them if they develop an engine that runs on vegetables, after turning vegan in order to save the planet.

Hamilton issued the ultimatum just hours after his victory in Singapore put him 28 points clear at the top of the Formula One championship.

"It's time to do something to save the planet, and that something is for me to go vegan," explained the enthusiastic new vegan who just couldn't wait to tell you about it.

"Of course, some people will say it's my private jet flights and gas-guzzling cars that are destroying the planet, and that might be doing some harm, but really, it's that steak you had last night that is killing us all.

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Mark Steel: We need to hear all sides of the story in the Grenfell Tower inquiry, not just one-sided anti-fire views from the residents

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Whatever else the Grenfell Tower inquiry reveals, it ought to commend the efforts of the local council to rehouse the survivors; there are 196 families in need of accommodation and already permanent places have been found for two of them. At this rate, they'll get the whole lot sorted in only 24.5 years.

Government Minister Sajid Javid explained: "We mustn't force families into snap decisions; we must work at the pace that suits the needs and circumstances of residents."

This considerate approach must be the reason for the gentle pace of rehousing, because the last thing a family needs after its home has burned down is having to make a snap decision about whether to move into a new home, or stay in a bed and breakfast with nowhere to cook or eat or live. Then they'll have to make more snap decisions such as which cupboard to put their cups and saucers in. They don't need that after all they've been through, so it's heartening that the authorities have been so sensitive.

Theresa May did promise a slightly quicker rate of rehousing, originally promising that all would be "rehoused permanently within three weeks". But she clearly meant the three weeks at the start of March 2041 so we shouldn't be critical.

Comment: Crazy Marxists want to give homes to Grenfell survivors. Thankfully, we live in a fair capitalist society


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Jennifer Lawrence is the voice of crazy in a world gone crazy!


Jennifer Lawrence: "I's is smart."
Jennifer Lawrence is the darling of mainstream media who can do and say no wrong. She continues that streak in this expose by Paul Joseph Watson by showing off her comedic abilities, even when she's not trying to by funny.

USA

Kid Rock's recent campaign speech looks frighteningly similar to a scene from Idiocracy


Oh. My. God.
Kid Rock gave what could be considered his first campaign speech this week, and it looked almost exactly like a scene out of Idiocracy.

During a fog machine-filled concert Wednesday night at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI, Detroit's Robert Ritchie aka Kid Rock gave his version of a 'campaign' speech. During the profanity-laden tirade, he bashed "dead-beat dads, wannabe gangsters," women who have too many babies, and welfare. As the presidential tune "Hail to the Chief" played in the background, his fans screamed on in adoration.

Wrapped in a flag, while grabbing his genitalia, Kid Rock laid the groundwork for his campaign - which is anything but consistent. As he pandered to every platform possible, Kid Rock managed to praise universal health care while simultaneously decrying distribution of wealth and celebrating "President Donald F*****g Trump" all in a single breath.

Comment: For more on this aspect of the US's disintegration and implosion:


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#Bananagate: #OleMiss Greek Life cancelled after #bananapeel found in tree terrifies participants

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Just when you think you've seen every example of hypersensitivity and overreaction to feigned offense . . . THIS!

Propaganda

Fake Photographs: Hurricane Harvey Edition

As usual, fake and misleading images were circulated on social media in the wake of a storm that brought catastrophic flooding to the streets of Houston.
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It's practically inevitable for fake or misleading photographs to circulate in the wake of a major natural disaster. So when images of the destruction from Hurricane Harvey first appeared on social media in late August 2017, many users were wary about which images they could trust.

With that in mind, here is a look at some of the most popular (and misleading) photographs that circulated in the wake of Hurricane Harvey:

Comment: Some more from thatsnonesense.com
Did Black Lives Matter prevent rescue workers?

An image purported to show a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters preventing rescue workers from saving Texas residents affected by the hurricane.
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Wrong! This fake story was published by a known fake news site ourlandofthefree.com (ThatsFake.com listed them as a fake news website.)

The image is a still from a video taken in 2016 in Atlanta showing a protest after a number of police shootings. The crowd were not preventing emergency services or rescue workers from reaching a destination.

Evacuees being asked for immigration papers?

Rumours claimed that those seeking refuge would be asked for immigration papers or status when entering a shelter. These rumours are false and have been dismissed by the official Twitter account form the City of Houston.

Corpus Christi turning off utilities?

Online rumours claimed that Corpus Christi were turning off public utilities ahead of the storm, and another rumour claimed the city were preventing residents from returning to their homes to inspect any damage caused.

The Twitter account for Corpus Christi debunked these rumours here and here.



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UFO? Russian sub detector? Mystery object pulled from the sea off Rhode Island coast

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A mysterious metal object has been pulled from the sea off the coast of Rhode Island, prompting a series of wild theories about what it might be.

The circular eight-legged contraption has puzzled Westerly bathers for months, after it was discovered more than a quarter of a mile from an oceanfront mansion owned by pop star Taylor Swift.

It was tugged from the sea by an excavator and dismantled before being moved to an undisclosed location Thursday, WFSB News reported.