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How do you deal with discrimination on social media? | Anne Frank House How do you deal with discrimination on social media? | Anne Frank House

I want to react to it, my hands itch. I want to say that I don’t agree. But it’s pointless. How do you deal with discrimination on social media? It happened to me on Instagram that an account started to follow me. With two followers, you know, one of those anonymous, sketchy accounts. And he…

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Understanding the rise of China | Martin Jacques Understanding the rise of China | Martin Jacques

The world is changing with really remarkable speed. If you look at the chart at the top here, you’ll see that in 2025, these Goldman Sachs projections suggest that the Chinese economy will be almost the same size as the American economy. And if you look at the chart for 2050, it’s projected that the…

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Welding 101 for Hobbyists (and Nerds) Welding 101 for Hobbyists (and Nerds)

I got something fancy for Christmas this year. This is my new TIG welding machine, which I’ve already christened in the typical Practical Engineering fashion. I’m a welding newbie and currently absorbing anything I can on the subject, so while I learn, I thought I would take the time to boil down some of that…

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A Quiet Place (feat. Oscar-nominated sound team) A Quiet Place (feat. Oscar-nominated sound team)

Hi, I’m Michael. This is Lessons from the Screenplay. (monster lands) Sound always plays a particularly important role in the horror genre, whether it’s a hair-raising score, a terrifying effect, or just a noise that gives away a character’s location. (crash) But “A Quiet Place” takes this a step further, making sound itself a key…

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Trump Calls Himself a Nationalist, Megyn Kelly Defends Blackface – Monologue Trump Calls Himself a Nationalist, Megyn Kelly Defends Blackface – Monologue

-Let’s get to the news. President Trump held a campaign rally for Senator Ted Cruz in Texas last night and spoke for 76 minutes, marking the first-known instance of in recorded history of people yelling, “Bring out Ted Cruz!” At a campaign rally last night, President Trump referred to himself as a nationalist, adding, “Use…

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Venezuela crisis: A brief history | IN 60 SECONDS Venezuela crisis: A brief history | IN 60 SECONDS

What’s playing out on headlines and television screens today in Venezuela is a confrontation with the narco- dictatorship. It began in 1998 when Hugo Chavez was elected. He immediately began to dismantle the democratic institutions of Venezuela, and consolidate power into the hands of the executive. That revolution also made common cause with narco-traffickers, with…

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