Category: You’ve Got to be Kidding

Travelling ‘Smart’ in Germany

Here are some of the things the Australian Smartraveller site has to say about travelling to Germany:

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‘Reality Exists in the Human Mind, and Nowhere Else’

Some of you will have already seen this extraordinary video doing the rounds today. It contains a series of University Of Washington students all too willing to allow (or too scared not allow) a 5’9” white man to self-identify as being 6’5”(*), a first-grader, female and/or Chinese:

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Fossil Fuel Industry Referred to FBI for ‘Climate Denial’

Apparently, the ‘climate denial apparatus that the fossil fuel industry has erected’ is just as bad as what the tobacco industry did – and worthy of prosecution under the US Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (a.k.a. RICO Act).

This is an absolute farce and a shameless destruction of taxpayer money – and people wonder why Trump is gaining in popularity. At this rate, we’ll have a world climate change court up and running in no time.

Quality Education – Are you a ‘supportive ally’?

At first I thought this was a joke:

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Victims ‘Provoking’ Criminals

Andrew Bolt blogs about an outrageous incident involving Jens Müller, a German town Mayor who gave some interesting practical advice to locals:

The Mayor of a small German town has caused outrage, telling concerned residence their children must stay away certain areas and “not provoke” migrants to avoid sexual harassment, as well as suggesting they need not worry because German men are a “problem” too.

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Do You Need a ‘Safe Space’?

Safe spaces are all the rage in the US at the moment. For all the intolerant bigots out there who don’t know what a safe space is:

A place where anyone can relax and be fully self-expressed, without fear of being made to feel uncomfortable, unwelcome or unsafe on account of biological sex, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, cultural background, age, or physical or mental ability; a place where the rules guard each person’s self-respect and dignity and strongly encourage everyone to respect others.

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Are You Micro-Aggressive?

It often feels like we are barrelling head first towards an Orwellian society where it is no longer safe to do or say anything. The latest no-no is micro-aggression, outlined in this very interesting article by Frank Furedi:

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