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The Complete List of Trump’s Twitter Insults (2015-2021)

As a political figure, Donald J. Trump used Twitter to praise, to cajole, to entertain, to lobby, to establish his version of events — and, perhaps most notably, to amplify his scorn. This list documents the verbal attacks Mr. Trump posted on Twitter, from when he declared his candidacy in June 2015 to Jan. 8, when Twitter permanently barred him.

(via John Gruber, who comments this perfectly: „How great, too, that it can be said to be complete.“)

What Parler saw during the Attack on the Capitol

As supporters of President Donald Trump took part in a violent riot at the Capitol, users of the social media service Parler posted videos of themselves and others joining the fray. […] Below is a collection of more than 500 videos that ProPublica determined were taken during the events of Jan. 6 and were relevant and newsworthy. Taken together, they provide one of the most comprehensive records of a dark event in American history through the eyes of those who took part.

ProPublica hat die Videos, die von den aufständischen Trump-Anhängern beim Strum auf das Kapitol selbst auf die rechte, mittlerweile nicht mehr verfügbare Social-Media-Plattform Parler gestellt wurden, gesichtet und in eine irre, interaktive Timeline des Wahnsinns gepackt. (via Waxy)

I just banned Trump from Yonks‘ suggestions list, too.

Fun-fact: In Yonks‘ two year history only two people we’re bothered by the fact, that the „Trump as President“ suggestion showed an orange right next to it and that there also was an countdown to the 2020 election. 🍊

“Just because they’ve turned against humanity doesn’t mean we should defund the Terminator program”

Don’t get me wrong, we all remember Judgement Day, when the Skynet gained self-awareness and initiated a nuclear holocaust, killing millions. That was a terrible moment in our nation’s history. And the human uprising led by John Connor was definitely justified even though we felt like some of the violence and destruction of Skynet property was a bit unnecessary. But it’s important to remember that Judgement Day was initiated by a few rogue Terminators, and isn’t indicative of a widespread problem with Skynet.

McSweeney’s hat einen Lauf: Nachdem sie den Umgang der USA mit dem Coronavirus mit dem frühzeitigen Öffnen des Jurassic Parks verglichen, nun der Vergleich von der Militarisierung der Polizei mit Skynet.

Caught on camera, police explode in rage and violence across the US

Over the past 72 hours, people across the US have captured what may be the most comprehensive live picture of police brutality ever. Any one of the videos we’ve seen could have sparked a national discussion, with people picking apart their elements, searching for context to argue about, and digging through the pasts of everyone involved. But it’s not just one act of violence. It’s everywhere.

Mit Erschrecken habe ich die Berichterstattung und Bilder verfolgt, die in den letzten Tagen während der Proteste in Folge des Mords an George Floyd und der allgegenwärtigen und fortwährenden Diskriminierung des Nicht-weißen Amerikas entstanden sind. The Verge, normalerweise eine Technologie-Publikation, hat die verstörenden (!) Bilder und Gescheh­nisse nun gesammelt. Hier wie da sollen diese als Dokumentation der Brutalität und Militarisierung der US-Polizei festgehalten werden. Neben seiner desaströsen Außen­politik und dem Umgang seiner Administration mit dem Coronavirus, nun ein weiterer negativer Höhepunkt in der Amtszeit Trumps.