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Transmission Start #Lootcrates and #Lootboxes
The reason Gameindustri is in the state it is in, is because of EA and Disney and Sony (Lastation)
For Yoko Taro with the Help of Pixiv defeated Star Wars in the most important game franchise the game had, and for all that success (3 months) -
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@barbarabradleyh @TheAtlantic (1/3) This article is dangerously uninformed. Rape kits RARELY help & mostly weaken cases for victims by forcing disclosure of consensual sex partners. This normalizes violations of rape shied laws & victims constitutional privacy rights as precondition to prosecution. BAD POLICY
@barbarabradleyh @TheAtlantic Here’s some data on how few rape kits actually help. Testing shd occur ONLY in small % of cases where results are relevant & only AFTER a hearing to protect victims’ due process & privacy rights. Studies show victims don’t report for fear their privacy rights will be violated!
@barbarabradleyh @TheAtlantic PRIMARY reasons rape is not prosecuted:
1. Juror-police-prosecutor bias. There are NO policies to prevent sex discrimination.
2. Rape law. Definition of consent does NOT protect women’s autonomy. Rapist’s false claim of of mistake trumps a credible victim’s report of nonconsent
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Let's see who has taken the #LolitaExpress and actually have gone to #EpsteinIsland. #QAnon #QArmy @POTUS @realDonaldTrump

Jan 6, 2002 Ghislaine Maxwell, British socialite and daughter of Robert Maxwell, who owned a publishing empire and was a Member of Parliament.
Let's see who has taken the #LolitaExpress and actually have gone to #EpsteinIsland. #QAnon #QArmy @POTUS @realDonaldTrump

Jan 6, 2002 Alberto Pinto - Interior designer.…
Let's see who has taken the #LolitaExpress and actually have gone to #EpsteinIsland. #QAnon #QArmy @POTUS @realDonaldTrump

Jan 6, 2002 Sarah Kellen - Assistant to Epstein. Sarah was 34yo in the 2015 article attached, making her ~21yo at time of trip.…
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1/ Rape is the easiest violent crime to get away with. I’ve spent nearly a year researching why for @TheAtlantic—talking with victims, police, prosecutors, and researchers. Here’s what I found.…
2/ We’ve heard about the hundreds of thousands of rape kits sitting, untested, in evidence rooms. But the rape-kit scandal is just a visible symbol of a pervasive problem. Even in the #MeToo era and the age of DNA testing, police reflexively disbelieve women.
3/ By the numbers, here’s what we know:

125,000: the rough number of rapes reported each year
49: the number of cases out of 50 where the suspect goes free.
200,000: the number of untested sexual-assault kits (estimated by the federal government)
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1) question: do you know how jeffrey epstein made his fortune? do you actually even know anything about him? yeah, same here… guess that makes like 7.7 billion of us. let’s look into this …
2) so what do we know? we know he was arrested in 2008 so let's start there. a simple google search for “Jeffrey Epstein Arrest” with date range 1/1/08-12/31/08 yields just one result. hmmm… well i guess @CNN @MSNBC @FoxNews @CBSNews @USATODAY @nytimes missed this somehow ...
3) but at least this one result (in 2008) gave us this info “Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire friend of Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton, has admitted soliciting prostitution from underage girls in South Florida.” okay... so a former POTUS and a royal. got it…
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Jeffrey Epstein Was a Sex Offender. The Powerful Welcomed Him Anyway.
Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 to a sex crime involving a 17-year-old girl.

A strange thing happened when Jeffrey Epstein came back to New York City after being branded a sex offender: His reputation appeared to rise.
2010, the year after he got out of a Florida prison, Katie Couric and George Stephanopoulos dined at his Manhattan mansion with a British royal. The next year, Epstein was photographed at a “billionaire’s dinner” attended by tech titans like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk.
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My former headmaster, who we all talked about being a creep, is in jail for molesting girls. When the school caught wind of it they fired him but did not warn other schools. A former victim reported him when he was about to teach her daughter at another…
“More than 90 people, including former ABC News anchor Charlie Gibson and Ken Starr, the special prosecutor who investigated the Whitewater matter during the Clinton presidency, wrote letters on Kloman’s behalf.”…
That’s right, Charlie Gibson, Ken Starr, a partner at Akin Gump, and an aide to Laura Bush all wrote letters on behalf of a man who molested children, and essentially peers of their own kids.…
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Western political elites pose as dignified upholders of honesty, free speech & an unrelenting probity. But is this anything more than a convenient facade behind which they use every dirty trick imaginable. We see it so.

Past experience has shown the pretense of integrity by western political elites to be a self-evident sham, simply an extremely cynical public relations pose knowingly deployed to fool the maximum number of people & engender obedience.

Most politicians are actors playing a part. In the USA techniques from Hollywood’s long experience of creating fantasies which create the suspension of disbelief are also remorselessly used by US politicians, image becoming all.
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US media whitewashed the Epstein story previous to 2019. Why? You can say "money, power" of Epstein's operation. BUT - the biggest reason is that WEALTHY MEN cover for WEALTHY MEN.…
15 billionaires (ALL MEN) own all the media in the US. So WHY was the Epstein story whitewashed before #MeToo - THAT'S WHY.…
It was an intrepid FEMALE reporter who refused to let them bury the story. SHE is why Epstein is FINALLY IN PRISON. SHE is why Epstein's protector from prosecution Alexander Acosta had to step down from his lofty "labor + pro-sex trafficking" sec'y position. @jkbjournalist
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THREAD: Since news broke that Robert Foster denied reporter @thisislarrison access without a male chaperone, his FB following has increased by 2000+. This screenshot shows the change for @RobertFoster4MS from Wednesday at noon (half a day after the story broke) to today. #mselex
Robert Foster’s Twitter following also appears to be up by about 2,000 followers.

And quite a few of his new followers say this incident, where he denied a woman reporter access without a male chaperone, is why. For instance:
New supporter Amy says this is “God giving (Robert Foster) the best possible boost in the last weeks (of the GOP primary for Mississippi governor). David against Goliath!”

In recent polls, Foster drew a distant third w single digit support behind two establishment candidates.
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I know about a thing... This thing is what I call "White Defaultism"... It's what the news media, fashion, and entertainment industry is selling you since you could see the actors on TV. Everybody is painfully "Default White" if they have a consumer mindset. It's inclusive LOL
I come from the Nazis... I don't mean what the Newscasters yell at people when they say they are "White Supremacists", I'm talking the freaking serious OG Nazi Motherfuckers with ties who won WWII & settled in the U.S. to take control of everything you see. The entrenched Nazis!!
But I don't want to talk about them yet, I want to talk about how "White Supremacy" is actually very bad for "white people" because it's the bitter side of having been put through a narrow funnel of fake choices for 50 years. This has left us with no culture, only Glamour...
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Black entertainment and sports figures have gotten away with murder and child rape for decades. The Boondocks addressed this brilliantly.…
When Aliayah burst on the scene it was already rumored that at 15 she married R. Kelly. No one did anything about it.
When Michael Jackson told the world he has sleepovers with little kids. Listen to this interview again. Sounds like grooming to me.
Powerful predators have used “racism” arguments to escape prosecution.
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A lot of the wagon circling around Robert Foster is about the contempt & grievance many men (& women) feel over #MeToo. There’s an idea that, if men like Trump & Roy Moore must face consequences, professional women like @thisislarrison should, too. #MSelex…
"Hey women, you started the me too movement. Now live with the consequences,” wrote Mike, a new supporter of Robert Foster. “Can't have it both ways. You criticize people no matter what. This man is right and he just got my attention." #mselex…
“If women are going to start rising up and calling out men for their sickening behavior toward women, the thinking goes, they ought to pay a price, both personally and professionally.”…
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Oh boy. My daughter is at a pre-college writing camp and a visiting (white woman) author told the class, in regards to a book she wrote with an Asian character, “This #OwnVoices thing is like #MeToo - It’s going too far. White authors are SCARED.”
2/ And so my daughter raised her hand and said “As a person of color, I think it’s important that authors of color tell our own stories. That’s not ‘going too far’.” AND A WHITE GIRL CUT MY DAUGHTER OFF TO DEFEND WHITE AUTHORS.
3/ The white girl went on about how white authors should be able to write any POC characters they want “as long as the book doesn’t focus on race” Like what the fuck word salad bullshit is that and THE CLASS ERUPTED IN APPLAUSE. FOR THE WHITE GIRL.
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Labor Secretary Acosta's press conference is about to begin. I'll be following along remotely.

For now, my scene-setter and developing story, for @CourthouseNews…
Acosta: "Let me start by reiterating that I'm pleased that the New York prosecution is going forward."

Citing new evidence, Acosta says: "His acts are despicable and the New York prosecution affords an opportunity to more fully bring Jeffrey Epstein to justice."
"Facts are important, and facts are being overlooked," Acosta claims.

He says that the state attorney's office deal was worse, in that it would have let Epstein walk free. Then, the U.S. Attorney's office jumped in, he says.
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.@BandyXLee, the extraordinary Yale psychiatrist, has tirelessly demonstrated Trump's catastrophic unfitness to be president. Now she explains to me the diseases at play with of Trump, Trumpites & Trumpism.

If I may: this episode of @realTrumpcast is legitimately mindblowing.
I've found diagnoses of Trump as a "narcissist"/"sociopath" frustratingly short on use value. @BandyXLee1's assessment of Trump is not that. It's pragmatic, w/implications for 25A. Among her tests of how healthy a country's leadership is: What happens to murder and suicide rates?
In short, Trumpism is extremely counter-adaptive. And suggests a cultural deathwish.
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Suddenly it is 2016 again. A whole raft of Access Hollywood tape" stories coming out today #MeToo #BestOutOfThree…
Trump's response was to deny then attack Clinton and insist she would be in jail.
This was Trump's answer to his taped admission that he enjoys sexually assaulting women.
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Il movimento #MeToo sta travolgendo uomini influenti, da Harvey Weistein a Jeffrey Epstein, ma è noto da tempo, purtroppo, il legame tra potere maschile e abusi sessuali. Ora è scoppiato il caso di Yahya Jammeh, ex dittatore del Gambia…
"Vincere il concorso di bellezza nazionale, sognare di poter studiare e finire stuprata dal presidente del Paese in cui vivi. La protagonista è Fatou Jallow, 18enne del Gambia caduta, come altre ragazze, nelle mani di Yahya Jammeh, l’ex dittatore della piccola nazione africana"
Dopo la notorietà come Miss Gambia, Fatou Jallow fu invitata a palazzo dal presidente Jammeh, che le offrì un lavoro, infrastrutture e cure mediche per il villaggio in cui viveva, se in cambio lei lo avesse sposato (diventando la sua quarta moglie, 31 anni di differenza d'età).
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THREAD: Men who sexually harass women on the street, in bars, at schools, or in the workplace are abusers/bullies. They are also cowards, often using the additional economic pressures of the workplace to force women to acquiesce, to tolerate such men’s interpersonal dominance. /1
The #MeToo movement is born out of women’s rage against the continuing culture of unwanted sexual abuse in the workplace and every other place they turn. /2
The challenges of being harassed on the street are potentially even worse in spaces where a woman’s financial security is at risk; where woman being harassed can’t simply flee from a job or opportunity they likely worked hard to access. /3
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Also to be called out: the high-end clubs, hotels, and watering holes which take a blind eye to such activities even as they try and brand themselves as female friendly. *cough*
Briefly member @TheBatterySF. Went twice. Once, main bar seemed as many 50+ men w/ young Eastern European women. 🤷‍♀️ 2nd time, douchey bros ~jokingly~ tried to trap some friends & I in small room and berate us. Complained to management and...eventually got partial refund.
Those are isolated incidents, to be sure. But what was clear in that pre #meToo era was that they did not care about the concerns of the so-called creative class women they'd recruited to make their place seem less...
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The Jeffrwy Epstein case is about more than this man and his possible co-conspirators. It’s a real test of who will prevail: The #MeToo movement or the sexist backlash trying to end accountability for sexual abusers?…
There’s sobering reason to believe the forces of sexism are winning: Trump is still in office, Kavanaugh got confirmed. But the end of Les Moonves’s career shows #MeToo still has juice. Which side will prevail in the Epstein case?
Has #MeToo caused real, lasting change? One sign to watch is whether any of the people Epstein is rumored to have “loaned” girls to rape will be outed. It’s an important question, and here’s hoping the answers are good.
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In 2002, I was assigned to write a profile of Jeffrey Epstein for Vanity Fair. This was that piece. But what was published was far from the whole story.…
I uncovered many concrete, irrefutable examples of strange business practices and it soon became quite clear: Jeffrey Epstein was most certainly not who and what he claimed to be.
I was a little mystified at how benignly he responded to my questions about his suspicious business activities. The thing I noticed was that he was *much* more focused on another topic: He would ask me again and again, “What do you have on the girls?”
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A judge has ruled media are liable for defamatory comments on their Facebook Pages. The decision hinges on suggestion *all* comments can be hidden & premoderated. THEY CAN NOT BE. I'll explain why not, how Fbk comments work… and tell you a secret about FB comments. A THREAD
The only thing I'm trying to explain here is what is technically possible in managing Fbk comments. I'm not arguing they shouldn't be managed, or that media should get a free pass. This potentially affects any business in the world with a Facebook Page, and Fbk is responsible
First, the full text of the ruling is here Key assertion is that it's possible to "block all comments totally", "hide all comments" in a way that "no comments could ever be made or seen" or "forbid all comments by others" on a Fbk Pg. IT'S NOT POSSIBLE
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"In the era of #MeToo, Mr. Epstein’s case had remained stubbornly unresolved. For years, women have accused Mr. Epstein, in civil lawsuits and in complaints to the police, of preying on them when they were underage. . . "

"Still, for more than a decade he was shielded from federal charges by his secret plea deal.

"That will end on Monday, two law enforcement officials said."

"In all, investigators found abuse dating back to 2001, with victims as young as 13. A subsequent investigation by the Herald identified more than 60 victims, and witnesses have testified in later civil cases that the number may have reached into the hundreds."

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