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Reblog if you’re part of a hostile nation that’s declared war on Australia

Oh my god though guys you don’t know the best thing!  The best thing is: he’s right.

The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands is a micronation near Australia.  This is their flag:

The Gay Kingdom (as it is colloquially known) was founded in 2004 in protest against Australia’s legal stance against same-sex marriage.

Here are some of their stamps:

They are currently ruled by Emperor Dale I, and their currency is the Pink Dollar.

And, indeed - they declared war on Australia for not recognizing same-sex marriages performed outside the country.  (Second link.)

You’re telling me there has been a Gay Island this ENTIRE TIME and I’m only just finding out about it????

WHAT

okay, but not enough people know the details on this. people at pride were upset about gay rights in australia. so they decided to sail 200 miles into the coral sea just ‘cause and put a rainbow flag on a fucking empty island out of spite. and i’m talking empty. no inhabitants. zero. it was a flat piece of land with a bit of dry grass. now it has a camp site and a post office. 

they have a declaration of independence that talks a bit about gay rights and then just flat out copies the “life liberty and the pursuit of happiness” part from the american declaration of independence. and here’s the best part: the founding group actually elected their emperor. he was originally going to be called the “administrator” of a republic. their website, however, says that “upon legal advice, his title was changed to that of Sovereign on the grounds that under Australian law a defacto prince trying to claim his crown cannot be charged with treason”. so they made it a kingdom and he now claims to be a descendent of edward ii.

everything about this is glorious and everyone should know about it.

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Not one of you mentioned that the anthem for this nation is I Am What I Am by Gloria Gaynor. Not. One. Of. You.

A very good micronation. Very good.

[Proclamation from the Gay & Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands on the occasion of Australia voting yes on marriage equality.]

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Finally. This is huge for the out-of-work coal miners and Rust Belt workers. twitter.com/elizlanders/st…

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New into @CNN: US lifts restrictions on importing elephant trophies from Zimbabwe & Zambia


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Effective Altruist Consumer Reports: Apple’s 27-inch iMac Pro vs. Ten Years of Education for Two Underprivileged Nepalese Girls

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Where price is concerned, the 27-inch iMac Pro and twenty collective years of education for the underprivileged Nepalese girls will cost you the same amount of money (about 2,000 USD). So to decide on the right option, we need to turn to features.

The new iMac boasts a stunning display with over a billion colors and a 1200:1 contrast ratio. This puts Apple on the cutting edge of lifelike graphic technology. At the same time, being placed in a school will keep these two Nepalese girls safe from sex trafficking, which affects over 20,000 Nepalese girls from poor communities every year. While the new iMac has four USB 3 ports and a powerful 4.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, the Nepalese girls, given the opportunity of education with an only 3% dropout rate, can become safe, empowered, and valued in their communities after graduation.

The education for the girls seems to be winning except for the fact that it’s you yourself (or a close family member) who will enjoy the iMac. This has been boasted by Apple as a clear advantage to the iMac. After all, the education and safety for two underprivileged Nepalese girls will be enjoyed by the two Nepalese girls, not by yourself.

Upon closer examination, however, the fact that it is you yourself who will enjoy the iMac actually doesn’t provide a rational basis for buying it, unless your happiness at having the computer were more important than the vast and sustained improvement in the quality of life for these girls.

To objectively pick the best product, the educations or the iMac, one must ask oneself what one would prefer in this situation from the perspectives of all parties involved and also determine whose preference is stronger. You know that you want the iMac. And you know that if you were one of the girls, you would prefer that the money be spent on the education. This means, as the philosopher Richard Hare notes, that you yourself have a current preference that the education would be bought if you were one of the girls. Since this preference probably outweighs, in strength, your other current preference for the iMac, we can rationally conclude that this is where you should put your money.

(We might also add in the preferences of the exploited factory workers who have tried to kill themselves only to be thwarted by the anti-suicide nets set up in Apple’s Foxcon factory. We can presume that they have a strong preference that you boycott Apple until conditions for workers improve).

So while the iMac’s Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology is exciting, the improvement in the quality of life for two Nepalese girls wins out in the long run. Plus, you can get a tax credit if you get the education for the girls and buy the iMac anyway, if you want to have and eat your cake. Alternatively, there’s always the $100 Lenovo Thinkpad, which only costs one year of education for a Nepalese girl.

The iMac is available here.

And the education for the girls is available here.

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Sin Is Sin

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Clearly, Roy Moore is the victim of the greatest McCarthyite witch hunt since it was suggested that the Trump campaign might be collaborating with external ratfuckers!

This past weekend, I spoke or messaged with more than a dozen people—including a major political figure in the state—who told me that they had heard, over the years, that Moore had been banned from the mall because he repeatedly badgered teen-age girls. Some say that they heard this at the time, others in the years since. These people include five members of the local legal community, two cops who worked in the town, several people who hung out at the mall in the early eighties, and a number of former mall employees. (A request for comment from the Moore campaign was not answered.) Several of them asked that I leave their names out of this piece. The stories that they say they’ve heard for years have been swirling online in the days since the Post published its report. “Sources tell me Moore was actually banned from the Gadsden Mall and the YMCA for his inappropriate behavior of soliciting sex from young girls,” the independent Alabama journalist Glynn Wilson wrote on his Web site on Sunday. (Wilson declined to divulge his sources.) Teresa Jones, a deputy district attorney for Etowah County in the early eighties, told CNN last week that “it was common knowledge that Roy dated high-school girls.” Jones told me that she couldn’t confirm the alleged mall banning, but said, “It’s a rumor I’ve heard for years.”

That sure is a lot of godless liberals in on this conspiracy to frame Moore. Next, someone will try to portray Julian Assange as a supporter of Donald Trump.

Meanwhile, from the credit where credit due file:

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Monday that he would support the Democratic candidate in the Alabama Senate special election over GOP candidate Roy Moore.

“If this choice is between Roy Moore and a Democrat, a Democrat,” Flake told reporters Monday in response to a question about who he would support. “For sure.”

The only meaningful denunciation of Moore from the Republican conference is “vote for his Democratic opponent if that’s the choice.” Anyone who doesn’t say that owns him.

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Women less likely to get CPR from bystanders, study suggests

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New research has found that women suffering cardiac arrest in public were not given CPR as often as men were.

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