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Back in the good old days in the southern states of America, before we were driven into panic rooms by micro-aggressions, there were white citizens councils that would record in their minutes voting to have someone murdered. Such was their sense of impunity. Unlike the Ku Klux Klan, the White Citizens’ Councils met openly and …

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Vanity Fair looks at SNL’s take on Trump and Weinstein

November 5, 2017

One of my fascinations about movie and television props is the scene where someone is wearing a wire to meet with the baddies. Inevitably, the battery malfunctions.

There is never any miniaturisation of these wiretapping devices. Indeed, this movie prop lasted well into the era where mobile phones could be turned into a listening device or a alive mike.

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Vanity Fair compares Trump and Weinstein through looking at Saturday Night Live

The zinger:-

“What an idiot that Harvey Weinstein is. He could have gotten away with all of it if he had just gotten himself elected president.”

It is worth remembering:-

Trump was accused by 11 women of sexual assault and harassment in October of 2016; weeks later he was elected president.

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According to many papers, including the New York Times,  masked gunmen have attacked the offices of “Charlie Hebdo,” a French satirical newspaper, killing 12 and wounding five more. The paper had been previously attacked for publishing cartoons (as did a Danish paper) mocking Muhammad.  It doesn’t take much…

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Please no excuses like the recruitment pool is made up of too much of one gender and not enough of the other. The occupational choices and labour supply decisions of workers is never accepted as an excuse at the other end of this chart as valid reasons for departmental gender pay gaps.

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