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Innula Zenovka

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More proof that not just the USA has its own nutcases, and that nutcases aren't confined to the far right.

Background: Momentum are a very large and influential left-wing group in British Labour Party, and have an almost cult-like devotion to Jeremy Corbyn, Labour's leader. He and they have both been accused (not without reason) of letting their disapproval of Benjamin Netanyahu and his government slip into anti-Semitism, and, to their credit, Momentum are trying to remedy this.

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ETA: Thread here is quite worrying:

 
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This shit is ridiculous. If they want younger looking skin, they should sacrifice a goat like a normal person.
Bathing in the blood of virgins is a traditional method, of course, though some might see it as a waste of a perfectly good virgin. And I do make a mean goat curry, though I say so myself.
 

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How about if you just punch them, and let everyone who sees the video call them nazis? Does it still count?
 

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The bomb threats have been reported in various locations from large cities to small towns. Two banks were threatened in my town.

So far none of the threats anywhere has turned out to "credible"; i.e. nobody is finding suspicious devices, real or otherwise, anywhere at any of the threatened locations. But the volume of coincidental threats nationwide is highly suspicious.
 

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Reading more into this from local outlets in Louisiana. From the nearest I gather, it appears this was a phishing scam email sent probably to many hundreds of recipients, demanding Bitcoin in exchange for not blowing up the building. It was probably deleted and laughed off by many of those who received it; but some locations, like schools, banks, etc, cannot simply laugh off and ignore bomb threats.
 

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Prada pulls figurines that resembled blackface from New York store

“The Pradamalia are fantasy charms composed of elements of the Prada oeuvre. They are imaginary creatures not intended to have any reference to the real world and certainly not blackface. Prada Group never had the intention of offending anyone and we abhor all forms of racism and racist imagery,” the firm said.
While I'm perfectly prepared to believe that no one responsible for the display had any malicious intent, it beggars belief that no one involved in planning or making the display stopped and said, "Hang on, is this really a good idea?"

 

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Knock on effects of Individual 1's sanctions against Iran -- Iranian student, in his last year of university in the UK (which opposes the sanctions) is told that US banking sanctions against Iran means that, if he wants to complete his last year of study and graduate, he must go to Iran over the holiday and collect his tuition fees in cash from his parents and bring them back to the UK to pay the university:

UK university tells Iranian student: go home and get tuition fees in cash
 

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One is a 90-year-old US army veteran turned academic, specialising in Victorian theatre; the other was a thirtysomething Chechen Isis member, sometimes known as “Akhmed the One-armed”.
But for the past three years, some branches of the US government seem to have had them confused. And David Mayer, emeritus professor of drama at Manchester University, believes this strange case of mistaken identity has meant interrupted work, lost post and at least one frustrating travel delay.
Strange case of theatre historian, 90, mistaken for one-armed terrorist
 

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“The Pradamalia are fantasy charms composed of elements of the Prada oeuvre. They are imaginary creatures not intended to have any reference to the real world and certainly not blackface. Prada Group never had the intention of offending anyone and we abhor all forms of racism and racist imagery,” the firm said.
While I'm perfectly prepared to believe that no one responsible for the display had any malicious intent, it beggars belief that no one involved in planning or making the display stopped and said, "Hang on, is this really a good idea?"

Setting the display aside... the monkey-like "Pradamalia" look racist AF to me, even the ones that aren't "blackface-colored". I notice that Prada's "Pradamalia" website no longer shows that style and is now big on a two-tailed dog and a kind of drone.

Also, $550 for the trinket?