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Buhera – Zimbabwe’s First lady, Doctor Grace Mugabe has advised young girls in Zimbabwe to be careful with their lives since girls have a higher chance of falling pregnant than their male counterparts.
Doctor. She is a motherfucking doctor!!
“Girls have a higher chance of falling pregnant than boys. If you look at the statistics, girls have nearly 100% chance of getting pregnant, while boys have nearly zero chances of falling pregnant. This means girls have to be extra extra vigilant”, she said
Motherfuckers... well, you heard it. Girls have much higher change to get pregnant, than boys! So beware!
No, really, can't even have commentary to this.
The Founder (2016)
So, the McDonald's is created by two brothers, who revolutionized the cooking process so much, that there are now separate documentaries being made about how that changed the whole food industry. Most people know that. On the other hand, the founder of McDonald's corporation is some Ray Kroc guy. So, what the fuck is that about? Well, he was the agent who helped brothers to franchise the whole thing, but eventually they fell apart, and in the end he was the one who ended up on top.
Again, my usual source of info claims, that most things in the movie are actually correct. Family-related parts of the movie are somewhat exaggerated (though, just slightly), to make it feel like a drama. And there is the fact that Ray Kroc wasn't the one who convinced the brothers to expand - he just was the one who did it better after their previous agent quit due to health problems. Other than that... we cannot really know, how those people actually behaved, but this is pretty close to truth of events.
Interestingly enough, movie itself is almost like a documentary. You don't get any action, you get just small amount of family drama. But what it's really all about is just a brutal financial expansion and takeover. So, this won't be movie for everybody, but I did find it pretty interesting.
Nothing dark about VHS. It's not dark age of technology, unless previous stage was more advanced, and that stage was an actual drop of tech. Actually, considering audio and video tape as dark tech - is rather weird, and shows either desire to show off something newer generations didn't have or inability to understand the pathway of progress.
Dark age was from 5th to 10th centuries. Also from 15th to 25th millennium in Warhammer 40K.
Oh, and also, my family had one of those.
Hidden Figures (2016)
This is a movie about some very talented black girls in NASA, who rose up with their skills during the time of segregation. This movie was nominated for Oscars, but did not win any nominations.
Now, my usual place shows me that a movie is very uneven in its handling of the truth. Now, there are obviously true facts. 2 women who are the supporting characters of the story represent the first NASA black woman engineer and supervisor, which is a mighty fine feat. And Katherine Johnson herself is, it seems, is an absolutely amazing mathematician. Computer from the time of before computers. And she really did calculate a fuckton of amazing trajectories, and re-checked Glenn's trajectory plan just before the rocket launch. In that regard, story gives us some interesting facts.
On the other hand, movie has 2 main problems. First is a very obvious emphasis on segregation. I mean, yes, for fuck's sake, it was there, obviously. But absolutely not in the way that is represented in the movie. Running to the colored bathroom? Unexaggerated and happened to a different girl. Problem with attending meetings? Bullshit. Disdain at work? Not true. Fuck, even 2 characters who are in the movie to oppress blacks, and one character who is there to fight that oppression are mostly just fictional and not based on real people.
And the other thing that is shown in that movie is that, with emphasis on achievement of the blacks, movie makes it feel like whites did no work at all. Most ridiculous part of it is when the black woman manages to start the IBM computer, with which the IBM people themselves have some apparent trouble. That looks extremely weird to me, and I haven't been able to find if there is any truth to that part, as all articles I saw seem to glance over it.
All in all? I learned some new stuff with that movie, but am glad it did not win any Oscars.
Another look at how we doing.
First of all, dollar rate is going down. you get 26.45 hrivnas for a dollar, compared to something like 26.7 rate few weeks ago. Makes me wonder how dollar itself is doing globally.
Most important piece of news, the one that was celebrated by everyone in politics for a whole week - on 6th of April it was decided to remove visa requirements for Ukraine to enter Schengen Area. Simply put - we no need visa to go to Europe now. If you got a new biometric passport, you can go and stay there for up to 90 days every half year.
Now, this is something that was promised by current politicians back 3 years ago when most of the shit went down. So it is now shown as a sign of great victory, and you know, all it took was just a war, total collapse of economy and splintering of the country. Small price to pay, yeah. Speaking of the splintering, government works now on making sure that people from Novorossia, who still have Ukrainian passports, won't be able to use that visa-free regime.
What this all means for the majority of the country? Well, rich will find it convenient, as they can noe stay in Europe longer without any additional documents. People who can afford Europe trip will find it more affordable, cause some costs, tied to needing a visa, are removed now. Most of the population can't even buy a ticket to Europe, or support daily life there, so they are still fucked. Oh, and this visa-free regime, it obviously does not allow citizens of Ukraine to work in Europe. You still need all the proper documents for that, so that's a big bummer for some people.
We are still struggling financially, nothing new here. It feels like western powers keep us in deliberate half-starving state, only giving out new credits when they feel we are about to go completely down. Cause they need our retardation here right next to Russia. That is the only reason for the support.
Oh, and while we are waiting for 1 billion of dollars to be given us by IMF, London court declared, that we do in fact owe and must pay Russia 3 billion dollars, for the credit that was given back in the time of the previous government. Now, obviously, we aren't going to pay that anyways - we will try to stall, and even then, we don't have that kind of money, as a country.
Poroshenko keeps signing up military treaties, to 'fight Russian aggression'. Signed one about NATO cooperation, and there are talks that Canada will start selling us weapons. On the other hand, at military expo in Malaysia we have lost the deal to sell Thailand our tanks. Thais will buy tanks from China instead.
Also Poroshenko signed order about celebrating 8th and 9th of May. It's when we defeated Nazi Germany back in the day. Now exactly the end of the WW2, but the hugest victory in that war, and what is celebrated in Russia as Victory Day. That celebration always feels uncertain in Ukraine now. I am pretty sure I will have enough incidents to report on that day.
What else. We have shut down one of our power stations. Cause no fucking coal. We now trying to negotiate to ask USA for coal. Dunno how that would go, really. But at the same time, Russia is now threatening to seriously cut the supply of liquid gas into this country, and I think gas-based fuels are what runs most cars here. So, that may hit us pretty hard in addition to existing problems.
Some retardation. Ukrainian courts are now forbidden to use DNR and LNR designations, cause 'Ukraine is not acknowledging those republics'. Also, there are rumors that Poroshenko is considering the Latvia example, and thinks about separating the country population into citizens and non-citizens, who would have seriously reduced rights. Only rumor for now, so we'll see.
Oh, and Eurovision. Ukraine will not allow Russian contestant to participate in the Eurovision. That decision was already criticized and condemned by international organizers of the contest, but Ukraine told them to, well, fuck off. So yeah, fair international competition, designed to bring all people together, my ass. But that's how all is done here.
That's how it is. Currently, government have enough to distract people from actual problems. Let's see if it would last.
Because who wouldn't be singing why tearing out people's organs?
Born: 12 July 1959, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 12 April 2017, New York City, New York, USA (complications from leukemia)
This guy is a minor celebrity, only because he is naturally overshadowed by his small brother, who is, well, Eddie Murphy. Still, this guy is good in his own right - voice actor, comedian, actor, writer for comedy shows. Entertainer. Just to give you some good reference, he voice acted for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, so yeah.
Actually, Eddie helped jump-start his own career, and later they worked together on some movies and shows. And now, sadly, as so many entertainers out there, he dies way before old age, from a leukemia disease.
So, apparently, on Wall Street there's a Charging Bull statue. That's normal. Actually, I believe, bull and bear are two important terms of the stock trade. And anyone who was Wolf from Wall Street know how much those fucks think of themselves as macho guys. So yeah, bull. Charging. Very fucking manly. That's silly enough in its own right.
And then, apparently, on International Women Day, some small firm placed a Fearless Girl statue, right in front of the bull, literally going 'fuck you, I am not afraid'. And it's silly enough, with all the posturing and using other statue for your statue's emphasis and for the whole relation to women's day bullshit...
But then author of the first sculpture went to court. And god fucking damn it, this got so retarded!
"In our opinion, a deliberate choice was made to exploit and to appropriate the 'Charging Bull' through the placement of 'Fearless Girl,'" attorney Norman Siegel said at the press conference.
Siegel said they believed the artist's rights had been violated as a result of placing the statue of the girl "directly across from the 'Charging Bull,'" without Di Modica's permission.
What can we take from this? Bull lost his balls.
The attorney said "Fearless Girl" was a "marketing campaign" for the SHE index based around the confrontational image of the two statues. This amounted to commercial use of "Charging Bull," Siegel said, in violation of Di Modica's trademark rights.
So weird and dumb on so many levels. Statue rights wars!
@--Jack-- this should be stickied already. Firstly, to show people that we do have long ongoing projects.... and second to constantly remind them of that, as some apparently are able to 'forget' they even sign up for a project nowadays. I mean, what fuck kind of a excuse is that? Anyways, gotta nail it up on top of the page, really.
I wonder, how is it that this thread is suddenly DC's journal on life's hardships?
Count me out. Not interested in participating if organizer can't decide on his own promises. Had enough of that with Momi on the other project. If this one will go fine, I will perhaps join the next one.