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@livus@kbin.social

It's me, livus.

I like to post articles, but I find them myself. I'm a human.

If you like international and eclectic news, come and join me at @worldwithoutus (Link for Lemmy = worldwithoutus or !worldwithoutus).

I've also started helping out at @worldnews and @movies.

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Eh, they already have a law on their books that carries the same penalties. @ricecake's comment has the details.

We have the same thing in my country. Rape is the traditional penetration law and then Unlawful Sexual Connection got added to cover all the other kinds of rape.

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@NoIWontPickaName optics. The last thing any politicians want is being acused of "abolishing rape laws".

Easier to just leave the legacy law in place as long as you've got the whole thing covered.

We have the same thing in New Zealand.

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@schmidtster

you would get sued for libel.

That wouldn't play. Truth is a complete defense for libel and all your lawyer has to do is point out the ordinary meaning of the word rape encompasses the plaintiff's crime.

If people could get successfully sued for speaking English instead of Legalese in an ordinary context then we'd all have been sued by now.

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Excelente.

Finally deleted my reddit account after the AI news. What communities do you recommend on lemmy?

Ive been on reddit for more than a decade. Kinda bittersweet, but its not the first time I have moved on from an internet site. I just cant support reddit and sucking up all my posts for AI purposes. Feels terrible and spammy. Ive been a reddit premium holder for many many years....

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@AGD4 great list!

@mesamunefire once you get your head around how to use urls from your instance, another useful directory is the Kbin Collections - like multireddits.

These are basically multis that Kbin users curated and made public so that others from kbin can subscribe to them, but since it lists all the communities you can manually add what you want in your lemmy.world account.

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@Holyginz I don't think you realize what you're asking. If the UN tries to override the US that means using force to stop Israel - which means having a war against the US and Israel.

The US has a law authorizing it to invade Europe if the ICC ever tries to prosecute an American war criminal.

The Security Council is about wars/security. This is why all the permanent members/major powers have veto. It's a forum for dialogue.

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@BolexForSoup just to be clear are you saying that journalists with a political or ideological slant should not be afforded the same protections as other journalists?

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It's one of the uglier sides of human nature - thinking that human rights should only apply to those humans they like/agree with.

Often we say infinite growth (capitalism) is not sustainable and reasonable. Can we also say infinite progressivism is also not sustainable and reasonable?

This question is social/political, and meant to trigger a nice debate on the negatives of imbalanced infinite progressivism we seem to be heading in social and technological spheres, ignoring science, practicality and reason....

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@TheAnonymouseJoker how can it be infinite?

"Progressive" implies progress towards a goal. Once they reach the goal they no longer have to keep progressing towards it.

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a breath of fresh air.

Literally. The lungs of the world.

I'd much rather a series of decreases than a series of increases.

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Brb.

Can't believe his campaign thought they should venture in there. Tiktok is home to the generation that doesn't watch cable news and hasn't yet been brainwashed that it's somehow okay to genocide children.

Edit. Yep some of them have been scrubbed all the way to a few anodyne comments saying shit like "you've got my vote mr president" but a lot of them are still flooded with creative ways to filter evade with Rafah and genocide references. Gonna give an intern repetitive strain injury.

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@Hyperreality fair point and China censors the hell out of its genZ. But China's method is to brainwash people that what it's doing in Xinjang somehow isn't happening.

Bombing Gaza is much harder to hide, so the party line becomes "it is but it's ok because reaons".

As far as I could see Tiktok was censoring things involving Palestine as well which is why a lot of FYP content is about watermelons.

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@Arcane_Trixster not "giving them credit" just pointing out that their media consumption practices are not the same as older generations and that has given them a different perspective.

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History says it will probably happen due to economics.

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I think there's a hell of a lot of bread-and-butter stuff that UN agencies do that people are just not thinking about.

Sure the Security Council is just annoying theatre but there's a lot of good being done by other agencies.

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She is one of the prettiest cats ever!! Super cute tortie!!!

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I love her cheekbones. Please give her an extra pat from me (Only if she's in the mood for it though)!

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@Fitik yikes, classic case of not reading your own link:

Conflict continued to cause widespread civilian death last year, notably in densely populated areas, where civilians accounted for 90 per cent of the casualties when explosive weapons were used, compared to 10 per cent in other areas. 

  • The whole thing is a UN discussion where they talk about the need for greater Humanitarian access in war zones.

  • The part you are quoting is about how using explosives in densely populated areas causes 90% which is way higher than normal. Normal being 10%.

In other words, the people in your link are condemning exactly the kind of things Israel is doing now in Gaza i.e incendiaries in densely populated areas and hindering humanitarian access.

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Oscars aren't about cultural impact though or Dude Where's My Car would have one.

Oscars are about industry politics.

(Also I think The English Patient is a very good film and that Oscar helped Minghuella get The Talented Mr Ripley off the ground. How's the peeping Tommy).

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@fastandcurious the World Health Organization and UNICEF are not the same as the International Court of Justice.

Despite what far right propaganda may claim, there isn't a One World Government that controls all these.

I share your frustration with the short-term outcome of the ICJ ruling.

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@fastandcurious fair enough. They are. The UN structure is kinda complex and also involves a wider system of related organizations). But those agencies are autonomous meaning no one can tell UNICEF or the ICJ or whoever what to do.

By the same token poor old UNICEF and WHO have been crying out for ceasefires this whole time but they don't get to boss the ICJ around. It's an autonomous body.

AI hiring tools may be filtering out the best job applicants (www.bbc.com)

an AI resume screener had been trained on CVs of employees already at the firm, giving people extra marks if they listed "baseball" or "basketball" – hobbies that were linked to more successful staff, often men. Those who mentioned "softball" – typically women – were downgraded....

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I apologize if the use of that term is disrespectful to your username

I love how thoughtful you are.

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@JokeDeity which Hitler didn't do so Lula's idea that's the only time it happened before still doesn't make sense. I agree with you, they are all different in their particulars.

We are not used to seeing so much coverage of the attrocities that's for sure.

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