• (nodebb)

    Oh c'mon, that little date issue at Centennial Mental Health Service is not such bad - off by one day is OK for the Alzheimer's of their IT system.

  • (nodebb)


    An International Women’s Day demonstration in Petrograd on 8 March 1917 led to the overthrow of the tsar I think the Bing caption is actually correct.

  • Little Bobby Tables (unregistered)

    50,000? Thaaaat's NOTHING!

    We had the thick end of 1,000,000 on the streets of London last Saturday.

    Not that it's going to change anything, of course, we're not ruled by a government but by a newspaper empire.

  • Champs (unregistered)

    IANA historian, but Bing could be right. Celebrating a holiday need not mean merry old times, feasting, and department store sales.

    IANA woman, but those women could be right. In Tsarist Russia, the patriarchy oppresses YOU… quite literally.

  • Karsten Bock (github)

    I am not a bean expert, but it looks like the recommended ones are not exactly the same, unless the (M) (Medium size?) is clipped from the others.

  • Dlareg (unregistered) in reply to Karsten Bock

    Let's ask Paula.. Her last name is Bean, she should know she is Brillant!

  • Brian (unregistered)

    Looks like the Centennial Mental Health Center is trying to drum up some business by making you think you're going crazy.

  • (nodebb) in reply to jimbo1qaz 0

    Wikipedia gives either 1909 or 1910 for the first observations of "International Women's Day" depending on your definition. The real WTF is thinking that women only started making history in the 21st century. My understanding is that women are one of the original two genders (or OG) and have thus been around for a while.

  • (nodebb)

    TRWTF is how many browser extensions Pascal has, and how little room that leaves for the address bar.

  • Sandman (unregistered) in reply to jakjawagon

    I see I'm not the only one who noticed that

  • I dunno LOL ¯\(°_o)/¯ (unregistered)



  • (nodebb) in reply to jakjawagon

    Consider that he's accessing Centennial Mental Health Center

  • I Saw a Robot (unregistered) in reply to jimbo1qaz 0

    Possibly. But this was hardly a celebration.

  • (nodebb)

    The international women's day is just one of a many great things we got from socialist uprisings back in early 20th century. Others include the death of a 100 million people, ecological disasters, mass famine, forced migration of entire ethnicities, criminally and corruption. When I saw a poster of a woman flexing her biceps in a medical office in Boston, I was reminded of similar posters in Soviet union, which also happens to be the government which jailed some of my ancestors for no good reason. It's ok though, we're matching right into repeating all of these mistakes, oops I meant to say successes, again.

  • Women day's (unregistered)

    I think the poster and the editor have been too fast here.

    While not all labour movement was feminist (and neither all the feminist movement were pro-labour), an important part of it was, and these things stick together (so the feminist demostrations become also labour, and the other way).

    And also, in times of crisis (Russia 1917!) anything serves as a protest. The government forbids our antiwar demostration? Well, then we will take the streets to defend the women's rights, which has absolutely nothing to do about the war. And the government and the public will see us, how many of us are there, and how angry and well organized we are and how weak they are. Lots of regimes have been brought down by protests that started in a seemingly inoffensive manner.

    So in short, Bing has a point here.

  • Ann on a Mouse (unregistered) in reply to Mr. TA

    Wow. Not only are you still quoting that "100 million" figure which has been repeatedly discredited (somehow, for example, the population of Russia grew by about a hundred million during the time that you claim Stalin was supposedly killing tens of millions) but you actually could be said to have things backwards. Every decade since the 1950s, capitalistic societies collectively have had at least 20 million deaths from preventable causes — starvation, disease, and so forth — which they permit to happen because the rich, who are in control, have no financial interest. This number has actually been increasing, and climate change — which is entirely a capitalist problem at this point — is already increasing the rate and is only going to get worse over the next several decades. A little simple math will show that, therefore, capitalism has caused over 140 million deaths already, and that number is going to increase faster and faster if capitalism is permitted to continue.

  • jgh (unregistered)

    Not only that, you managed to log on in the 17th month as well. Where do you live, Jupiter?

  • Wizofaus (unregistered) in reply to jimbo1qaz 0

    Yep, was genuinely scratching my head at what the WTF was...

  • (nodebb)

    The biggest WTF on the International Women's Day one is that the photo has nobody in it clearly identifiable as a woman.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Ann on a Mouse

    The disconnect between your thought process and reality is staggering. You writing that post unironically and with a straight face is proof positive that western societies are doomed.

  • Brian Boorman (google) in reply to Jeremy Pereira

    Maybe they identify as women.

  • Colin (unregistered) in reply to Mr. TA

    Well mate, you started it.

  • Wizard (unregistered) in reply to jgh

    17th month? Its that stupid non-sensical US of A date format.... hell why don't they just swap the 10s and 100s around in numbers so that you write one hundred and twenty tree as 213 and be done with it ;-)

  • (nodebb)

    Huh, those beans last for six days? I wish I'd bought some instead of their Brussels Sprouts which went off after four days (making me ill for five days in the process...)

  • Jazzarsson (unregistered)

    One important note is that Russia followed the Julian calendar in 1917, which is why it's called the February Revolution, even though it happened in March.

  • passerby (unregistered)

    Russia had October revolution in November and February revolution in March. That's Julian calendar for you.

    International Womens' day effectively started in 1908 by a 15 000 protest in New York — they demanded equal hours and equal wages. In summer of 1910 German politician Clara Zetkin suggested to do the same in other countries. Russian lefts joined in in 1913.

    The mass protests in Petrograd and other industrial cities in 1917 were caused by inadequate supply of bread. The revolution started when troops refused to shoot the protesters.

    According to Soviet school textbooks, Bing is quite correct.

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