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  1. Comment on 'Somebody is going to be shot': Top bureaucrat says partisan mudslinging has gone too far in ~news

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    What's wrong with some people? But it's not surprising. The right-wing has a tendency for the extreme and they love to rile up their supporters with violent imagery of the left being destroyed.

    Wernick, a career public servant who has worked in senior roles under both Conservative and Liberal prime ministers, said he finds recent remarks by Conservative Saskatchewan Sen. David Tkachuk at a recent rally particularly distasteful.

    While addressing the "United We Roll" convoy of Alberta truckers who travelled to Ottawa this week, Tkachuk said, "I know you've rolled all the way here, and I'm going to ask you one more thing: I want you to roll over every Liberal left in the country."

    The Saskatchewan senator said Liberals have "manufactured outrage" over his remarks in order to distract from the government's record on the oil and gas industry.

    What's wrong with some people? But it's not surprising. The right-wing has a tendency for the extreme and they love to rile up their supporters with violent imagery of the left being destroyed.

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  2. Comment on Our Increasingly Fascist Public Discourse in ~humanities

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    That excerpt from the book is so eerie. It's so relatable to the political situations that are arising today in the United States and in some parts of Europe. As a European myself, it's something...

    That excerpt from the book is so eerie. It's so relatable to the political situations that are arising today in the United States and in some parts of Europe. As a European myself, it's something that I've begun to see in eastern European countries that have far-right politicians in power (Poland and Hungary) and also amongst the supporters of the far-right in the western part of the continent. The discourse, the policies, the language, it all gets more and more aggressive and radical, but it's gradual. It doesn't come all at once, but it builds itself slowly, whether it be against Jews, Muslims, refugees, Africans, etc. it's all the same.

    In Poland, it's frightening since the ruling party (PiS) uses the media to distort the truth and spread as much vitriol as possible against the left to their followers, something that contributed to the murder of Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of Gdanks who was very progressive and loved by the people of the city. Just a year before his murder, a far-right group issued a political death certificate against Adamowicz, citing 'liberalism, multiculturalism and idiocy' as the cause of death.

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  3. Hello ! I've been interested in reading some works from famous Beat Generation authors like Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Carolyn Cassady, Allan Ginsberg, etc. I have yet to read any of their...

    Hello !

    I've been interested in reading some works from famous Beat Generation authors like Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Carolyn Cassady, Allan Ginsberg, etc.

    I have yet to read any of their works but I'm not quite sure where to start. I've been thinking of 'On the Road' by Kerouac but the reviews I've been reading have been mixed. It doesn't seem like it's for everybody, especially considering the writing style. I've also been thinking of 'The Dharma Bums', also by Kerouac since it seems to be more spiritual, which is something that really resonates with me.

    Anyway, if you have any recommendations/opinions I'd be more than happy to hear them. Thanks !!!

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  4. Comment on What do you find cozy, comforting, or relaxing? in ~talk

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    For me there's nothing more relaxing than making some tea, smoking some weed and listening to my psychedelic music playlist.

    For me there's nothing more relaxing than making some tea, smoking some weed and listening to my psychedelic music playlist.

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