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Friday, 22 October 2021

The Untold Story of the Portuguese Diplomat Who Saved Thousands From the Nazis

quote [ As the German army marched across France, Aristides de Sousa Mendes faced a choice: obey his government or follow his conscience—and risk everything ]

Don't leave the story untold
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:31amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Mixolumia

quote [ On Itch, VAT is exclusive, meaning it’s added on to the game’s price at checkout. On Steam, however, VAT is inclusive, so that 20% comes out of my end. When you set the price of your game in USD ($9.99), Steam has a system that recommends prices for other currencies, but what I didn’t realize is that it doesn’t take VAT into account, even though they know dang well what it will be. ]

Relaxing game, interesting insights into sales numbers from indie platforms (as opposed to Steam).
[SFW] [business]
[by Paracetamol@8:52pmGMT] [0 comments]

Venezuela condemns illegal kidnapping of envoy Alex Saab

quote [ Venezuela’s special diplomatic envoy, Alex Saab, was extradited to the United States on Saturday October 16 after being detained in Cape Verde for 491 days. Saab was arrested in Cape Verde on June 12, 2020 at the request of the US government when his plane was refueling at the Amilcar Cabral International Airport on the island of Sal. Following his extradition on Saturday, the Venezuelan government released an official statement condemning Saab’s “kidnapping” by the US with complicity of Cape Verdean authorities. ]

You may remember Saab as the Venezuelan envoy who the US went after for trying to secure food and supplies for Venezuela's poor, rebelling against the US's murderous sanctions.


[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+1 Interesting]
[by steele@6:44pmGMT] [5 comments]

A Very Big Little Country

quote [ Founded in 2001 by Travis McHenry, the micronation of Westarctica covers 620,000 square miles of Antarctica. Since 2018, it has been focused on fighting climate change. ]

Westarctica, in all its majesty
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:30pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Museum Starts OnlyFans Account After Its TikTok Is Banned for Posting Nudes

quote [ On the Vienna Tourism Board’s other social media accounts it teased the so-called “x-rated” artworks, including in a YouTube video showing a suggestive image of a statue with the text: “Want to see Venus — and her mound of Venus?” ]

[SFW] [art] [+5 Classy Pr0n]
[by arrowhen@6:23pmGMT] [4 comments]

What should Facebook’s new name be?

quote [ Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name ]

In these dismal times, there are sprouts of human intelligence.
1984
iZuck
Cambridge Analytica
Zuckbuck
Fakebook
Twoface
Big Brother
MyFace
Facebook pro
Evil
[SFW] [humor]
[by yunnaf@2:52pmGMT] [6 comments]

Agent 355: The Mysterious Female Spy of The American Revolution

quote [ Agent 355 sounds like a comic book character or the protagonist of a television series, but in reality it is the nickname of a real figure: a spy who acted during the American Revolution in favor of the rebels and who, therefore, could be considered one of the first people dedicated to that profession in the United States. ]

We got the covert spies
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:09pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Stitching Hope

quote [ In the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami, a simple doll became a powerful symbol of healing in coastal India and beyond. ]

To survive tsunamis bigger than a Tsunami you are my life
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:52amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 18 October 2021

Colin Powell, a former secretary of state, dies at 84

quote [ Powell's family said that he died Monday of complications from COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated. Powell served as secretary of state under George W. Bush. ]

Oppsie doodles. He wasn’t the worst perhaps but absolutely still part of the problem.

[SFW] [obituaries] [+4]
[by lilmookieesquire@3:24pmGMT] [12 comments]

Why did so many bands name themselves after famous people 10 years ago?

quote [ Ringo Deathstarr, anyone? Remembering those pun-driven band names that ran rampant in the early 2010s ]

Old marquees with stupid band names
[SFW] [music] [+1 Funsightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:31amGMT] [1 comment]

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