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25th May '16 8:04:55 PM sayaleviathan
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* Ferdinand Marcos is forever remembered for corruption charges and the human rights violations during his Martial Law era presidency. And yet, his widowed [[labelnote:cough]]ownerof1000pairsofshoes[[/labelnote]] wife and son are elected to political positions which makes a special case that the people who voted for them are either believe that Marcos did some good things during his administration even before declaring Martial Law and that some of people tend to exaggerate that he's the worst president in Philippine history, that he and his family got DrunkWithPower during [[TheSeventies the Martial Law era]] and the voters are willing to forgive them or that his Martial Law is beneficial to keep the peace in the entire country and the whole EDSA revolution is strictly for "Imperial Manila". When his son, currently a senator and running for the Vice Presidency in the upcoming 2016 elections, was interviewed about his family name being a hindrance or a benefit to win the elections, he said with confidence that it's the latter. As expected, he earned a lot of backlash which doesn't help that he refused to apologize for his father's crimes during his administration.

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* Ferdinand Marcos is forever remembered for corruption charges and the human rights violations during his Martial Law era presidency. And yet, his widowed [[labelnote:cough]]ownerof1000pairsofshoes[[/labelnote]] wife and son are elected to political positions which makes a special case that the people who voted for them are either born after the EDSA revolution, believe that Marcos did some good things during his administration even before declaring Martial Law and that some of people tend to exaggerate that he's the worst president in Philippine history, that he and his family got DrunkWithPower during [[TheSeventies the Martial Law era]] and the voters are willing to forgive them or that his Martial Law is beneficial to keep the peace in the entire country and the whole EDSA revolution is strictly for "Imperial Manila". When his son, currently a senator and running for the Vice Presidency in the upcoming 2016 elections, was interviewed about his family name being a hindrance or a benefit to win the elections, he said with confidence that it's the latter. As expected, he earned a lot of backlash which doesn't help that he refused to apologize for his father's crimes during his administration. However, this doesn't stopped him nearly winning the elections until his opponent Leni Robredo beat him in a near margin of votes.
23rd May '16 11:50:01 AM Merseyuser1
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* Tesla's Model 3 is already this, even though [[ObviousBeta we only see prototypes now]] and there is controversy over whether they can build enough cars, and even debate online over whether Tesla founder Elon Musk is a CorruptCorporateExecutive or an UnclePennybags figure, along with people stating that the Tesla Model 3 is lousy in design terms (something that some people have called the Tesla Model S, considered to be TheMockbuster of a General Motors design or a Jaguar design, with the only exception being the powertrain (it being electric, the General Motors and Jaguar being petrol, diesel or hybrid).
** It gets even worse when some people online see Elon Musk as a SnakeOilSalesman and celebrities [[ButtMonkey see him as someone to poke fun at]], particularly RealityTV ones. Especially one of ''TheOnlyWayIsEssex'' cast, who insisted that e car was basically like the old British Leyland cars without the industrial relations problems. She also thought Tesla was a ShoddyKnockoffProduct of premium brands like Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Audi etc. and that they were going the same way Chinese cars were seen as at the beginning of TheNewTens. [[HiddenDepths This is someone who on-screen is portrayed]] as being TheDitz and MsFanservice.

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\n* Tesla's Model 3 is already this, even though [[ObviousBeta we only see prototypes now]] and there is controversy over whether they can build enough cars, cars by 2018, and even debate online over whether Tesla founder Elon Musk is a CorruptCorporateExecutive or an UnclePennybags figure, along with people stating that the Tesla Model 3 is lousy in design terms (something that some people have called the Tesla Model S, considered to be TheMockbuster of a General Motors design or a Jaguar design, with the only exception being the powertrain (it being electric, the General Motors and Jaguar being petrol, diesel or hybrid).
** It gets even worse when some people online see Elon Musk as a SnakeOilSalesman and celebrities [[ButtMonkey see him as someone to poke fun at]], particularly RealityTV ones. Especially one of ''TheOnlyWayIsEssex'' cast, who insisted that e the car was basically like the old British Leyland cars without the industrial relations problems. She also thought Tesla was a ShoddyKnockoffProduct of premium brands like Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Audi etc. and that they were going the same way Chinese cars were seen as at the beginning of TheNewTens. [[HiddenDepths This is someone who on-screen is portrayed]] as being TheDitz and MsFanservice.MsFanservice.
** Some sites accused Tesla of offering {{Vaporware}} or an automobile stuck in DevelopmentHell. One blog also considered the car as an unmanly car, with its powertrain and styling and said it basically was SoBadItsHorrible. The car hasn't even been launched yet, but some people consider Tesla as a manufacturer of TheAllegedCar.
23rd May '16 11:46:33 AM Merseyuser1
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* Google's self-driving car / AutomatedAutomobiles project is seen as this, with the [[MemeticMutation viral of officers pulling over a self-driving car]] being an issue, along with some people seeing it as ReedRichardsIsUseless technology (and by extension, JobStealingRobot). The car, which according to WordOfGod was supposed to be "cutesy" is seen as TheGrotesque by some people. It doesn't help that, in Europe, Google is better known as a search engine company, and "[[{{Flanderization}} that company better known for the [[UnPerson "right to be forgotten"]] by [[ScrewedByTheLawyers a court order in Spain]]. This overlaps with LuddWasRight, some people on the blogosphere (including one now-inactive {{Tumblr}}]] site.).

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* Google's self-driving car / AutomatedAutomobiles project is seen as this, with the [[MemeticMutation viral of officers pulling over a self-driving car]] being an issue, along with some people seeing it as ReedRichardsIsUseless technology (and by extension, JobStealingRobot). The car, which according to WordOfGod was supposed to be "cutesy" is seen as TheGrotesque by some people. It doesn't help that, in Europe, Google is better known as a search engine company, and "[[{{Flanderization}} that company better known known]] for the [[UnPerson [[{{UnPerson}} "right to be forgotten"]] by [[ScrewedByTheLawyers a court order in Spain]]. This overlaps with LuddWasRight, some people on the blogosphere (including one now-inactive {{Tumblr}}]] site.).
23rd May '16 11:45:29 AM Merseyuser1
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* Google's self-driving car / AutomatedAutomobiles project is seen as this, with the [[MemeticMutation viral of officers pulling over a self-driving car]] being an issue, along with some people seeing it as ReedRichardsIsUseless technology (and by extension, JobStealingRobot). The car, which according to WordOfGod was supposed to be "cutesy" is seen as TheGrotesque by some people. It doesn't help that, in Europe, Google is better known as a search engine company, and "[[{{Flanderization}} that company better known for the [[{{UnPerson}} "right to be forgotten"]] by [[ScrewedByTheLawyers a court order in Spain]]. This overlaps with LuddWasRight, some people on the blogosphere (including one now-inactive {{Tumblr}}]] site.).

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* Google's self-driving car / AutomatedAutomobiles project is seen as this, with the [[MemeticMutation viral of officers pulling over a self-driving car]] being an issue, along with some people seeing it as ReedRichardsIsUseless technology (and by extension, JobStealingRobot). The car, which according to WordOfGod was supposed to be "cutesy" is seen as TheGrotesque by some people. It doesn't help that, in Europe, Google is better known as a search engine company, and "[[{{Flanderization}} that company better known for the [[{{UnPerson}} [[UnPerson "right to be forgotten"]] by [[ScrewedByTheLawyers a court order in Spain]]. This overlaps with LuddWasRight, some people on the blogosphere (including one now-inactive {{Tumblr}}]] site.).
23rd May '16 11:44:35 AM Merseyuser1
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* Google's self-driving car / AutomatedAutomobiles project is seen as this, with the [[MemeticMutation viral of officers pulling over a self-driving car]] being an issue, along with some people seeing it as ReedRichardsIsUseless technology (and by extension, JobStealingRobot). The car, which according to WordOfGod was supposed to be "cutesy" is seen as TheGrotesque by some people. It doesn't help that, in Europe, Google is better known as a search engine company, and "[[{{Flanderization}} that company better known for the [[{{UnPerson}} "right to be forgotten"]] by [[ScrewedByTheLawyers a court order in Spain]]. This overlaps with LuddWasRight, some people on the blogosphere (including one now-inactive {{Tumblr}}]] site.).



* Google's self-driving car / AutomatedAutomobiles project is seen as this, with the [[MemeticMutation viral of officers pulling over a self-driving car]] being an issue, along with some people seeing it as ReedRichardsIsUseless technology (and by extension, JobStealingRobot). The car, which according to WordOfGod was supposed to be "cutesy" is seen as TheGrotesque by some people. It doesn't help that, in Europe, Google is better known as a search engine company, and "[[{{Flanderization}} that company better known for the [[{{UnPerson}} "right to be forgotten"]] by [[ScrewedByTheLawyers a court order in Spain]]. This overlaps with LuddWasRight, some people on the blogosphere (including one now-inactive {{Tumblr}}]] site.).
23rd May '16 11:42:41 AM Merseyuser1
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* Google's self-driving car / AutomatedAutomobiles project is seen as this, with the [[MemeticMutation viral of officers pulling over a self-driving car]] being an issue, along with some people seeing it as ReedRichardsIsUseless technology (and by extension, JobStealingRobot). The car, which according to WordOfGod was supposed to be "cutesy" is seen as TheGrotesque by some people. It doesn't help that, in Europe, Google is better known as a search engine company, and "[[{{Flanderization}} that company better known for the]] {{UnPerson "right to be forgotten"]] by [[ScrewedByTheLawyers a court order in Spain]]. This overlaps with LuddWasRight, some people on the blogosphere (including one now-inactive {{Tumblr}}]] site.).
* Uber also counts, not only due to the AutomatedAutomobiles, but also being a way to steal taxi-driver's jobs, as the many Uber protests show. Their CEO Travis Kalanick's girlfriend was a YokoOhNo by female fans as well.

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** It gets even worse when some people online see Elon Musk as a SnakeOilSalesman and celebrities [[ButtMonkey see him as someone to poke fun at]], particularly RealityTV ones. Especially one of ''TheOnlyWayIsEssex'' cast, who insisted that e car was basically like the old British Leyland cars without the industrial relations problems. She also thought Tesla was a ShoddyKnockoffProduct of premium brands like Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Audi etc. and that they were going the same way Chinese cars were seen as at the beginning of TheNewTens. [[HiddenDepths This is someone who on-screen is portrayed]] as being TheDitz and MsFanservice.
* Google's self-driving car / AutomatedAutomobiles project is seen as this, with the [[MemeticMutation viral of officers pulling over a self-driving car]] being an issue, along with some people seeing it as ReedRichardsIsUseless technology (and by extension, JobStealingRobot). The car, which according to WordOfGod was supposed to be "cutesy" is seen as TheGrotesque by some people. It doesn't help that, in Europe, Google is better known as a search engine company, and "[[{{Flanderization}} that company better known for the]] {{UnPerson the [[{{UnPerson}} "right to be forgotten"]] by [[ScrewedByTheLawyers a court order in Spain]]. This overlaps with LuddWasRight, some people on the blogosphere (including one now-inactive {{Tumblr}}]] site.).
* Uber also counts, not only due to the AutomatedAutomobiles, but also being a way to steal taxi-driver's jobs, as the many Uber protests show. Their CEO Travis Kalanick's girlfriend was a is seen as YokoOhNo by female fans as well.
21st May '16 9:45:35 AM LaptopGuy
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* ''Nord-Ost'', a ''Les Miserables''-esque Russian musical, is today best remembered for the Chechen movie theater siege of 2002.





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* In early 2016, two Republican governors -- Michigan's Rick Snyder and North Carolina's Pat [=McCrory=] -- were thrust into the national spotlight due to outrage over the former's handling of the Flint water crisis and the latter's support of House Bill 2, which forces transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender at birth. These two scandals quickly tainted their reputations both in their respective states and on a national scale.
21st May '16 5:07:15 AM PuritanPhysicist
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** Not only did Kennedy die that day, but so did authors [[Literature/BraveNewWorld Aldous Huxley]] and [[Creator/CSLewis C. S. Lewis]].
** And of course, science-fiction fans know it was the day before ''[[Series/DoctorWho Doctor Who]]'' first aired. The BBC actually reaired the pilot the week later.
17th May '16 3:15:15 PM StrixObscuro
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** Further controversy arose after Tess Fowler, the third artist to handle the book (and the only woman involved with it) was fired. Kurtis Wiebe insists that she was let go so that he could put the book on hiatus and figure out what he wants to do with it, but Fowler has claimed that Wiebe fired her because he was planning to bring back Upchurch.
12th May '16 8:20:36 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Tesla's Model 3 is already this, even though [[ObviousBeta we only see prototypes now]] and there is controversy over whether they can build enough cars, and even debate online over whether Tesla founder Elon Musk is a CorruptCorporateExecutive or an UnclePennybags figure, along with people stating that the Tesla Model 3 is SoBadItsHorrible in design terms (something that some people have called the Tesla Model S, considered to be TheMockbuster of a General Motors design or a Jaguar design, with the only exception being the powertrain (it being electric, the General Motors and Jaguar being petrol, diesel or hybrid).

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* Tesla's Model 3 is already this, even though [[ObviousBeta we only see prototypes now]] and there is controversy over whether they can build enough cars, and even debate online over whether Tesla founder Elon Musk is a CorruptCorporateExecutive or an UnclePennybags figure, along with people stating that the Tesla Model 3 is SoBadItsHorrible lousy in design terms (something that some people have called the Tesla Model S, considered to be TheMockbuster of a General Motors design or a Jaguar design, with the only exception being the powertrain (it being electric, the General Motors and Jaguar being petrol, diesel or hybrid).
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