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Interesting article. The general culture portion for today. What intrigued the most was the Statue of Peace which made me read its entire Wikipedia page.

"The issue of comfort women and the Statue of Peace has inspired other such statues to be built in Seoul and in cities around the world with sizable Korean populations.

In May 2012, officials in the borough of Palisades Park in Bergen County, New Jersey, rejected requests by two diplomatic delegations from Japan to remove a small monument from a public park, a brass plaque on a block of stone, dedicated in 2010 to the memory of so-called comfort women, tens of thousands of women and girls, many Korean, who were forced into sexual slavery by Japanese soldiers during World War II.

Days later, a South Korean delegation endorsed the borough's decision. However, in neighboring Fort Lee, New Jersey, various Korean American groups could not reach consensus on the design and wording for such a monument as of early April 2013.

In October 2012, a similar memorial was announced in nearby Hackensack, New Jersey, to be raised behind the Bergen County Courthouse, alongside memorials to the Holocaust, the Irish Potato Famine, and the Armenian Genocide, and was unveiled in March 2013.

An apology and monetary compensation of roughly US$8 million by Japan to South Korea in December 2015 for these transgressions largely fell flat in Bergen County, where the first U.S. monument to pay respects to comfort women was erected. However, the controversial Japanese comfort women foundation which was launched to July 2016 to finance this settlement was shut down by South Korea on November 21, 2018, effectively bringing an end to the 2015 agreement."

Source: Wikipedia

A friendship no one asked for but eager to maintain it for the sake of "likes".

Reddit is blocked in China, but that isn’t stopping one of the country’s largest technology firms, Tencent from making a massive investment to help keep the “Internet’s front page,” moving full speed ahead.

Well, I find this a bit odd... I read that the company also owns a stake in Snapchat, another service that is blocked by China’s Great Firewall.

Speaking of great books of holocaust, if anyone is interested, you should definitely take a look at these particular books:

- The Last Jew of Treblinka by Chil Rajchman

- Rena’s Promise by Rena Kornreich Gelissen and ‎Heather Dune Macadam

- Irena’s Children by Tilar J. Mazzeo

Back to this article, emotional and scary at the same time.

bikeexpert  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: No one makes a living on Patreon

The most successful campaigns are by people who have existing audiences. In other words, they have created a following and content before beginning a Patreon.

But, for those who are just starting out, the key is to Find the people who will want to consume, share and support their content. I'll say it's pretty tough.

bikeexpert  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Capitalism

I remember I read how Lyft used to accuse Uber of sabotaging. Something about Uber's employees have ordered and cancelled thousands of rides... The dark side of capitalism.

Google Analytics is one of the most known and used tools to track Digital Analytics. There are definitely a lot of pros to using it but there are also some drawbacks.

bikeexpert  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Facebook's WhatsApp stablecoin

Facebook’s interest into the financial service markets may have been orchestrated long before now, possibly highlighted when David Marcus, a former PayPal president, joined Facebook’s messaging app Messenger in 2014 as its vice president. More so, Marcus’s experience as once serving board member with Coinbase becomes invaluable in the new direction Facebook is headed when it launched its blockchain initiative early this year.

Ok,ok, ok, my turn :D

I finished: "You are not so smart" by David McRaney. This is a life changer book! I can't recommend it more. It has a second part - "You are now less dumb". I already read half of it. Biases, fallacies, entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise.

Do yourself a gift and read these books. You'll be learning so many great life lessons and how your brain works, not always in your favor.

I read the article, and it disturbed me a bit when I read that part when her brother blames her for their parents breakup. I mean, you are siblings! You were give birth by the same mother, how could he blame his sister for his mother infidelity?!

Interesting fact: Ian Fleming named James Bond after an ornithologist because it was the ‘dullest name’ he’d ever heard. The original name for James Bond was ‘James Secretan’; Ian Fleming took the eventual name from the author of a book on birds.

Everything in this video is hilarious.

"Blink motherfucker!" and then the cat goes straight to him, more careless than ever.

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