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If you like international and eclectic news, come and join me at https://kbin.social/m/worldwithoutus (Link for Lemmy = worldwithoutus).

I've also started helping out at https://kbin.social/m/worldnews, (Link for Lemmy = worldnews), https://kbin.social/m/movies, (Lemmy = movies), and am a ghost at https://kbin.social/m/13thfloor (Lemmy = 13th Floor).

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"They" as a neutral singular pronoun has been in the English language for hundreds of years.

Enbys also use it as a personal pronoun, sure - but no one gets to dictate that it can no longer be used as a neutral pronoun for everyone of any gender.

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@antidote101 weird... any theory about why?

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I guess that's how gen Z think of him!

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Has to be Dr Phibes era Price.

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It's not a binary tho, it's more like a continuum, and it's all relative.

Seinfeld has been sounding off about kids these days being too "woke" and destroying comedy, which puts him pretty solidly to the right of most people here.

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Could you be more specific?

I think if he wants us to laugh he needs to come up with something funny.

There's no shortage of funny comedy out there including caricatures etc.

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Thanks for that well-thought out comment. I think you're right, and sites of knowledge/idea production are probably always targets of that kind of injection of right wing interests to some extent.

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Thanks! Those sources look interesting.

I guess this has probably paralleled the neoliberal makeover of university labour and the increased use of a casualized/precariat academic workforce we've seen in english-speaking academia in the last 20 years as well.

Edit: I hadn't really thought much about the connection but I can see how a more neoliberal labour force is attractive to private interests. And we saw the very real way the latter can shape knowledge production when Gates held Oxford's feet to the fire over their COVID vaccination IP.

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Well, I'm from New Zealand. The majority of US Democrats are somewhat to the right of our main right-wing party, since it supports universal healthcare (most of the right wing also supports gun control legal prostitution and marriage equality).

Reddit is left wing by American standards but not nearly as much by my standards. Lemmy is more normal to me (apart from hexbear).

It's an Overton Window thing.

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Hundreds of things. Why, are you wondering about anything in particular?

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I have a weakness for farce but I like a fairly wide range of stuff, e.g. Stewart Lee, Key and Peele, Wellington Paranormal, Search Party, Toast of London, Afterparty, Tuca and Bertie, Silicon Valley, Minx, Creamerie, What We Do In The Shadows, Everyone Else Burns, Tucker and Dale Vs Evil, Bottoms, Detectorists, AP Bio.

I will belly laugh at, say, an Oscar Wilde play or a 1940s screwball comedy but also stuff like Aqua Teen Hunger Force and It's Always Sunny.

I think Seinfield is raging against being out of the zeitgeist. But very few comedians get to ride that wave forever.

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@eyy sorry, have deleted comment,
had your reply in my inbox and forgot I was OP!

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Yikes, you're not wrong!

The death toll continues to rise, with reports from the Gaza Health Ministry reporting 2,670 Palestinians injured and another 9,600 wounded during Israeli attack since the 7th of October.

I don't know who wrote this but if it was a human there's something up with them.

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Banks says the ringing in her ears did not completely disappear, but now it's barely noticeable on most days.

"It's kind of like if I lived near a waterfall and the waterfall was constantly going," she says. Over time, the waterfall sound fades out of consciousness.

Condemned inmate Brian Dorsey could face surgery without anaesthesia if vein is elusive (www.nzherald.co.nz)

Execution protocol in the US state of Missouri allows for “surgery without anaesthesia” if the typical process of finding a suitable vein to inject the lethal drug doesn’t work, lawyers for a death row inmate say in an appeal aimed at sparing his life....

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@NateNate60 I'd rather the few countries that still have it abolished it, but I agree that if they're going to have it, it should be more humane than this.

From the article:

The procedure involves an incision that could be several inches wide and several inches deep. Forceps are used to tear tissue away from a vein that becomes the injection point. “It’s surgery,” said Arin Brenner, a federal public defender and one of the attorneys representing Dorsey. “It would be surgery without anaesthesia.”

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Agreed, that would be more humane than this. It's not one of the states that allows firing squads though.

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I agree. They definitely shouldn't be working in medicine, either.

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Yeah, we're going to look back on this era as the time when we still had good weather.

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