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Quickies: Pickup artist causes outrage in Australia, gender-based harassment on Twitter, and shifting religious beliefs in Brazil

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Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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    1. I’m going to give lessons on how to get people to give you money:

      1) Ask people to give you money.

      2) If that doesn’t work, they may be hesitant in front of other people. Get them isolated.

      3) Try a confined space, like a blind alley or an elevator.

      4) Make subtle comments about how their life would be better if they gave you money.

      5) Like how their house or tank is very flammable and it would be a shame if it were to burn down.

      6) Get some friends to surround the potential source of money, to show how popular you are and how giving you money can make them popular too.

      7) Make sure some of your friends are big and armed, “for protection.”

      8) If they say they don’t have any money to give you, have two of your friends grab the person by the ankles and hold them upside down and shake them to see if any money falls out of their pockets. If so, say “See, you did have money after all” and take it.

      9) Out a window.

      10) Tell them you know where they live…

      11) Publish that info on the Internet.

      12) Break into their house at night when they’re not home and take any money or other valuables you find.

      13) Or when they are home. More intimidating.

      Slippery slope? What slippery slope? They’re already at Lesson 8, or maybe even Lesson 11.

    2. Yes, in Australia, sexual assault and rape is only OK for illegal immigrants held in offshore detention centres.
      Oh, and for indigenous people.
      And and and.

      I’m just amazed we got it right for once.

      1. To understand my sarcasm and anger here, you probably have to know that Minister for Immigration Scott Morrison, who is getting all the kudos for rightly cancelling the passport of this PUA scum, is the one in charge of Australia’s “Turn Back The Boats” policy, which puts women and children in offshore detention centres where human rights abuses abound.

        Offshore processing of refugees was a stroke of genius, conceived in the early noughties by the Howard government, which resulted in a chain of virtual Gitmos – Nauru, Manus Island, others – except the inmates are innocents rather than terrorists.

        The rate of processing is glacial and inmates are doomed to years of incarceration. It seems that few fucks are given because these people are generally regarded as “the other”.

        I see this as a crime against humanity perpetrated by my own country.

      1. Thanks, Marilove, I’m delighted that you saw this.

        P.S Correction needed: “Stop The Boats” is a different policy from “Offshore Detention”. Both however are faces of “Somebody Else’s Problem”, that policy so well known and beloved by government officials since Pontius Pilate (probably going back to Oog The Oily in Cro Magnon tribal councils).

        PPS I wonder historically if Gitmo inspired Offshore Processing or vice versa, since Dubya and Little Johnny were so tight? Maybe scope for some historical investigation there…

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