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“A new study has found that patients of newly trained doctors tend to have higher survival rates if the doctor scored highly on board certification exams. Tests, it turns out, might not be racist, but actually quite good predictors of competence. (Harvard Medical School)” So relived. For the last couple of years I’ve been worried that I’m wrong for wanting really smart people giving me health care.

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So Israel actually killed a few more people than Hamas reported, but fewer of them were civilians. But still many thousands of civilians have been killed, including many women and children. When the number was 10,000, it was too damn many. When it was 20,000, it was too damn many. And you want what, a rousing cheer because fewer of the nearly 40,000 deaths were civilians? That’s some sick bullshit.

“We only murdered half the civilians they claimed!” will not go down in history as a great cry of victory.

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I'm just so curious what the hunger strike students thought the health consequences of not eating would be...

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Way to go, Princeton protesters- just as principled (and useful) as Neil Young and Joni Mitchell protesting Joe Rogan and pulling their music catalogs from Spotify…. Enjoy your bio-breaks

“From the river to the sea -

See ya, folks, I gotta pee!”

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Louisa Enright understood my point: why are we reading about AI dating at all on the Free Press.

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The communist/Palestine groupies are the new Hitler Youth:

https://open.substack.com/pub/mindsetshifts/p/illiberal-youth-threaten-freedom?r=3asxq&utm_medium=ios

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I hate to say it, but their mindless support of a terrorist group says it all. Scary stuff.

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Palestine groupies are liars.

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"The UN admits the number of civilian deaths in Gaza is 50 percent lower than first reported. Why is everyone ignoring this fact?"

Because nobody believed them in the first place?

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Except the protester groupies. They believed it.

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Ha! Was waiting for FP to follow the absurdities at UNC, my Alma mater and right down the road. What a shitshow.

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As Louisa Enright said, the thrust of my comment was why are we discussing AI dating at all here

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"Truth should not be the first casualty of war", may possibly be the most nonsensical title I have ever read. The fact is false pretenses, lies and revisionist history to invoke some pretense to undo an historical wrong to rationalize a need to take territory, are pretty much why wars are started. The point being that saying truth is the first casualty of war is not debatable because of misinformation, it is simply reality.

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Up next? Growing watermelons is Khamas.

This is from WUNC:

The state House voted 105-4 Wednesday to expand the definition of antisemitism in state law. House Speaker Tim Moore said the bill is needed to respond to a rise in hate speech and attacks on Jewish people.

If it becomes law, North Carolina would join other states in using a definition created by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. That definition includes several types of criticism against Israel as examples of antisemitism. The group asserts that antisemitism includes "claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor" and "applying double standards by requiring of it a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation."

"North Carolina already has hate crime statutes in place, but there really is not a working definition of what truly constitutes antisemitism," Moore said Wednesday. "This is very timely because of what we have seen across this country, and even right here in North Carolina."

While only a few House members voted against the bill, several groups held a press conference earlier Wednesday opposing the measure. Abby Lublin with Carolina Jews for Justice says the legislation, titled the "SHALOM Act," would harm free speech without protecting Jewish people.

"This is not a serious bill to address antisemitism, OK?" she said during a news conference opposing the measure that included the ACLU and other groups. "By conflating and connecting the protection of all Jewish people with limitations on criticism of the State of Israel, the bill sponsors get to exploit Jews for political gain."

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How do we get this info out to more news outlets. Just this morning I read a CNN article that said the UN confirms the number of casualties were correct all along. In other words Hamas’ numbers were and still are correct..

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Why are Israeli singers in the EUROvision contest?

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Whew! The ethnic cleansing is only 50% worse than we thought.

Don't worry.....the truth will come out eventually....might be 5 years....10 years....20 years.....

But the truth will come out eventually.

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Here are the figures that "no one is talking about" which I easily got from the CBC (among many other outlets): https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/gaza-women-children-death-toll-1.7203167

The new numbers are as follows:

10,006 identified as men

4,959 identified as women

7,797 identified as children

24,686 subtotal (identified)

10,218 unidentified bodies

34,904 Total

First of course, note the 10,000+ bodies recovered but in no condition to be quickly identified by age or sex. Second, I hope that Peter Savodnik will at least admit that SOME MEN ARE CIVILIANS! Peter Savodnik, for example. And Oliver Wiseman. If either of those brothers were killed in a bombing of their homes, I hope the Free Press would not proclaim them "combatants" who were "legit targets" for any air force that wanted to take them out.

I used to think the Free Press had at least some credibility. At this point, however, it's well below that of Fox News or MSNBC. Truth should not be a casualty of war! Look in the mirror.

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There are no civilians in Gaza.

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So you're telling me that a fanatical shithole of a country that can't provide water and electricity, produce their own food, or form any kind of industrial base (besides tunnelry/rocketry) has some efficient registry of the inhabitants? I doubt that. But in case they might, can we ask how many of those "children" were 12-18 yr old boys with AK's? Or how many of those 14 yr old little girls were pregnant?

Context is instructive.

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TFP stopped being unbiased, if they ever were, after Oct 7th. As far as TFP is concerned, there is only one side to this story. Rien d’autre. Not only that, but once again this “the numbers all got changed” was dissected in great detail this morning in the NYT. Thus, nothing in TFP that I can’t or don’t get elsewhere with more facts and more verifiable details. Also so much for the whiny “why isn’t the MSM covering this?” Boring.

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