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Everything Wrong with Batman V Superman in 6 Hours 32 Minutes dot YouTube dot co...

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Everything Wrong with Batman V Superman in 6 Hours 32 Minutes dot YouTube dot com

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sirshannon
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Pro tip: Call everyone “Gary.” #lifehack

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Pro tip: Call everyone “Gary.” #lifehack

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#theSecretOfMySuccess
codersquid
3 days ago
I call dudes Dave. Dave is more common. Someone told me that I should actually everyone Bruce. perhaps because I often program in python.
codersquid
3 days ago
also, speaking as someone who is not a dude, going to tech meetups is confusing. There are all these dudes there that look the same. everyone recognizes you when you are an outlier. they come and say hi and remember your name. wtf wtf I don't remember their names!! what do I do?! what do I do?! I know, I'll call them Dave.

Hickman dropping science.

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Hickman dropping science.

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Michael Cera is the new Marlon Brando. I’ve been saying it for years. Now everyo...

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Michael Cera is the new Marlon Brando. I’ve been saying it for years. Now everyone will finally believe me.

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Fact. Fact. Fact.

[yawn] It’s early… [stretch, yawn] Might as well get up and watch Twin Peaks: Th...

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[yawn] It’s early… [stretch, yawn] Might as well get up and watch Twin Peaks: The Return episode 4. [makes coffee]

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update: I meant "Part 4"

Why the mayor of New Orleans had Confederate statues torn down

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New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu recently gave a speech about why the city chose to remove four Confederate monuments. Here’s a snippet from the transcript…it’s worth reading or watching in full.

The historic record is clear: the Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and P.G.T. Beauregard statues were not erected just to honor these men, but as part of the movement which became known as The Cult of the Lost Cause. This ‘cult’ had one goal — through monuments and through other means — to rewrite history to hide the truth, which is that the Confederacy was on the wrong side of humanity.

First erected over 166 years after the founding of our city and 19 years after the end of the Civil War, the monuments that we took down were meant to rebrand the history of our city and the ideals of a defeated Confederacy.

It is self-evident that these men did not fight for the United States of America, They fought against it. They may have been warriors, but in this cause they were not patriots.

These statues are not just stone and metal. They are not just innocent remembrances of a benign history. These monuments purposefully celebrate a fictional, sanitized Confederacy; ignoring the death, ignoring the enslavement, and the terror that it actually stood for.

After the Civil War, these statues were a part of that terrorism as much as a burning cross on someone’s lawn; they were erected purposefully to send a strong message to all who walked in their shadows about who was still in charge in this city.

The presence of the monuments became something that was impossible for Landrieu and the city to ignore for any longer:

Another friend asked me to consider these four monuments from the perspective of an African American mother or father trying to explain to their fifth grade daughter who Robert E. Lee is and why he stands atop of our beautiful city. Can you do it?

Can you look into that young girl’s eyes and convince her that Robert E. Lee is there to encourage her? Do you think she will feel inspired and hopeful by that story? Do these monuments help her see a future with limitless potential? Have you ever thought that if her potential is limited, yours and mine are too?

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"It is self-evident that these men did not fight for the United States of America, They fought against it. They may have been warriors, but in this cause they were not patriots."
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