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If it's of any consolation, the people saying "it's just like the flu, stop being so worried!!!1!!!" seem to have mostly diminished over the past few weeks. I hope you're able to stay safe and that Italy is going to be able to recover as quickly as possible. On a corona-related note: I wish the Swedish government wasn't so incompetent when it comes to handling the issue. First they said there was no way the virus was going to spread outside of the group of people that had come back from places affected by the virus (despite them not being quarantined or anything like that and just being allowed to go straight home), then they said "whoops, we were wrong – but send your children to school because children don't get corona and also we're going to stop testing people for the virus outside of certain groups", then it turns out that children are in fact able to spread corona but they should still go to school because bladi bladi blah reason that contradicts something they said previously. If you look at the places where they've managed to keep the virus mostly under control or just started gaining control over it, the common denominator is "strict measures", yet despite this and most neighboring countries having reacted far quicker the government just won't take the hint.
A lot of the time it's because they're genuinely stupid and think they are not like other whites (tm) but often it's also about opportunism and wanting to make themselves look like a good person and score social points. It works especially well if they hang out mostly with other white people with similar opinions because then they can feed into each other's self-hatred and compliment each other for being good people – meanwhile, many of these people only or predominantly hang out with other white people plus a few token 'POCs' and/or live in predominantly white neighborhoods. This can also be applied to some other political groups (see: every male feminist that eventually got busted for being a creep or worse ever).
Unluckily, I was referring to real child porn, which was allowed to be produced in the country until 1999 due to a legal loophole and was banned in 2014. Japan has a pretty big problem with the sexualization of (particularly female) youth in general. Does Jobo care? Probably not much
Sure. Here are a few reasons. – Most big social media outlets have been bought by a few corporations who care mostly about promoting their own brand and earning money through questionable means and end up mistreating the platform they bought more and more. As you said, Youtube is a very good example of this. – I prefer forums over social media but they aren't as popular as they used to be due to the rise of sites like Facebook, Instagram, Reddit (all of which are becoming more and more of a cesspool) and all the discussion moving there. – It feels like creativity has decreased over the years because content creators care about earning money first and foremost and creativity second. Many people just largely follow the same trends nowadays. – I know Adobe Flash had its problems but I had a lot of fun playing Flash games when I started using the internet and now many games have either disappeared or will become unplayable when Flash starts working in December this year Coming across this thread on lolcow https://lolcow.farm/ot/res/497325.html is what caused me to think about this – you might find something else that's interesting
Sadly I think he may have an easier time getting away with it in Japan than he would in some other countries. AFAIK there are only a few laws put in place to protect children and child porn is still a problem even after Japan outlawed the possession of it in 2014.
The internet has gotten more and more boring over the years. I don't know if it's just because of nostalgia, but I remember it as being way more fun back when I first started using it (late 2000s/early 2010s). Not every choice is created equal and choices also don't happen in a vacuum or never come at odds with other choices which is why if a woman finds that joining a terrorist organization and chopping up civilians is the greatest way to find her own happiness, that choice isn't something that should be supported just because she's female. If a woman (or man) chooses to support a practice or an industry which affects society and/or women more negatively than positively (and may even restrict other women's ability to make more favorable choices in some cases), there is no reason why that shouldn't be criticized.
2010: a normal human being 2019: who TF let that homeless bum in?
Hey look! Joey created his own Wikipedia page! Serious talk: even if a user here wants to add information about the FCF scandal or him being into lolis (which I don't think is allowed according to the PULL rules so it's probably better not to do that), his Wikipedia page has been semi-protected due to his immature fans flooding the page and vandalizing it so you need an account in order to edit it. Ironically, his page on Japanese Wikipedia is far more detailed and seems more well-written despite him having a much bigger English speaking audience. https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Anime_Man
Looks like someone was feeling a bit friskily narcissistic today, because he retweeted this (NSFW):
Notice how the other user doesn't have restricted mode activated for his NSFW account and didn't even bother spoiling the picture, yet Jobo thought this was perfectly fine to retweet. He has zero shame
Naw, how wholesome to expose children to rape BDSM torture porn anime. I hope the person who wrote that is just an adult with middle school tier writing skills or somebody who intentionally tried to sound like a twelve-year-old. But regardless, it's not surprising that a creep like Jobo thinks children watching porn is no big deal. By the by, the video seems to have been restricted now, because when trying to view the video in Safe mode, I get the message that I have to turn it off in order to be able to view the video
The word 'hentai' seems to be written in some fancy font so that's probably why he was able to bypass the monetization limitations. Didn't watch the video but I fast-forwarded and managed to pause it at a moment where he looks particularly sex pest-ish:
If the people who promote sex work truly believed their own message there would be articles in publications aimed at boys and men telling them how awesome being a rent boy is and that they too should consider becoming part of the demographic with the highest homicide rate by far in the U.S.* if they need money. They don't, but clearly it's just a coincidence that all those articles about how empowering sex work is show up in publications aimed at women and that most 'sex workers' are women while most 'clients' are men. *The last time the homicide rate of American prostitutes was examined, in 2004, it was 204 per 100k population. It has most likely gone up since then as the homicide rate has increased for all groups. By contrast, black men, another high risk group, 'only' had a homicide rate of 32.7/100k. https://twitter.com/AdrianLSullivan/status/1025472694895169537 I don't get at all how some people can claim that surgically fabricated vulvas/penises look exactly like real genitals or that they work exactly like real genitals. Either they have no clue what they actually look like or they're in serious denial