Recent content by Plurabelle Laszlo

  1. Plurabelle Laszlo

    Actual riot thread

    Creative resistance is the best resistance. Even more so if it makes you laugh. https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/k-pop-whitelivesmatter-hashtag-drown-out-racist-1234624126/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
  2. Plurabelle Laszlo

    Actual riot thread

    I think your theory sounds about right. I can only speak from my own experiences with much much tamer riots in Europe, of course. Riots are uncontrollable, that is part of the phenomenon. The initial protest might be organized, and people might try their best to give out guidelines and draw...
  3. Plurabelle Laszlo

    Actual riot thread

    This is Marcus Thuram of Germany's first league club Borussia Mönchengladbach after scoring against Union Berlin. Just a small gesture, just one man, but I was touched.
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    Actual riot thread

    I don't know enough about US law. But to me it seems that classifying what is indeed not a strictly organized organization as 'terrorist group' makes it even more dangerous. Under this administration at least. There will be no member list to define who belongs to that 'group', and that makes...
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    Actual riot thread

    A word that is usually used to discredit people who show solidarity, nationally or even internationally, when they join a local protest. For example German authorities and yellow press called protesters from the Netherlands or Italy Krawalltouristen when they came to Hamburg for the G20...
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    Real Life & Second Life Intersecting

    Oh and then there is sometimes the thought "where did they buy this hair?"
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    Real Life & Second Life Intersecting

    Sometimes I stand like my AO. And sometimes my RL and SL shopping habits interfere with each other. Like - I am looking for a top in RL and think "there was one at that xyz SL-event" Or I see something nice in SL and think I should buy it for an RL friend. And a long long time ago, when I was...
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    How COVID-19 is affecting society

    That is true, but so far I haven't heard anyone advising that. Masks are a useful addition to quarantine and social distancing, not a replacement.
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    How COVID-19 is affecting society

    The psychological side-effects of wearing a (home-made) mask are not one-dimensional. I started to wear them two weeks ago, and what I have noticed is that they are a constant reminder of having to be careful. I indeed almost never touch my face or the mask, and even more importantly - it seems...
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    Coronavirus Updates

    Sadly, in two weeks people will finally see how severe the situation really is - people will die, and everyone will personally know people who have died. And that will most likely increase the acceptance of strict measures. There seem not to be many angry reactions in Italy, I don't know why it...
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    Coronavirus Updates

    Seconded. Interestingly, just like Sid, I come from a country/culture that is often called out for being blunt or even offensively honest/non-political correct. But there is a difference between being blunt - and questioning people' s intellectual capacity, their mental health or their - in this...
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    Coronavirus Updates

    According to Spiegel and the TV news Tagesschau, both rather respectable sources, the Federal ministry of health has confirmed the story. Nothing is too evil to be true these days.
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    2020 Democratic Primary

    I have voiced my opinion about Trump, Johnson, Bolsonaro and whoever quite loud and often (just not as often on this forum). I don't mind people commenting on German politics or politician, either - if I feel they lack knowledge, I am happy to share. We come from different political cultures...
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    2020 Democratic Primary

    I really don't know if voicing opinions about Democratic candidates on VVO qualifies as 'foreign intervention' edited to add - I think you changed your post the moment I answered to elaborate "such as trying to influence someone's vote." But my comment stands. Exchange of opinions is not...
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    2020 Democratic Primary

    American politics are of global relevance. More than ever. A lot of people all over the world are watching these primaries and the coming election anxiously. An America that refuses to acknowledge and fight climate change, that incites new wars instead, and that has a health care system that...