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12-year-old Colorado girl, troubled by Flint water crisis more than 1,000 miles away, invents lead detector by sisyphushaditsoeasy in UpliftingNews

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This thread is locked due to excessive negativity and an apparent inability for some insecure folks to ignore progress as they cynically attack a 12 year-old girl. Take it up with CBS News, and a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the others here that embody the intended spirit of this community!

EDIT: This story was shared here some time ago and we don't allow reposts so it has been removed: http://goedhartvoordieren.nl/?page=r/UpliftingNews/comments/7an6ub/how_flints_fight_for_clean_water_inspired/

Minneapolis attorney booted from law firm after he’s exposed as the owner of neo-Nazi record label by Public_Fucking_Media in UpliftingNews

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We'll leave this post up temporarily as a reminder but as others here have stated, this is not "Uplifting News" and is better suited for /r/JusticePorn because this community should never be the place to celebrate something bad happening to somebody... even if they deserve it and even if they are a Nazi or ISIS. Hate breeds hate, and we need to make every effort to avoid that here and focus instead on kindness and compassion

Muslims lend Christians hijabs to help them escape Isis in disguise in The Philippines by TragicDonut in UpliftingNews

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Disappointing to have to lock this thread due to all the glass half empty comments ignoring the simple point of this life saving assistance.

On an unrelated note, Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there!

An anti-antifa ,free speech warrior just killed two men for defending muslims in portland by bass- in Drama

[–]UpliftingNews 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah yes, you again. Still butthurt about getting called out for this I see:

http://goedhartvoordieren.nl/?page=r/Drama/comments/5m3cqf/race_riot_in_rnews_over_the_guy_that_was/dc0mpst/?context=1

But don't let me get in the way of your projections of who is the whiny one here.

Saudi Arabia Holds First Ever Women's Day Event With "No Attempts To Stop The Event By Any Party" by drunkforever in UpliftingNews

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Friendly reminder that you're in /r/UpliftingNews. We celebrate good news here and positive progress. I think we all know Saudi Arabia has a long way to go in their treatment of women, but that isn't a valid excuse to disregard the purpose of this community with excessive negativity and cynicism.

EDIT: And some subreddit called /r/AgainstHateSubreddits just banned me for posting this. I look forward to people looking out for each other and getting along again, hopefully sooner rather than later.

Pornhub launches sexual education subsite by kennish in UpliftingNews

[–]UpliftingNews[M] 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Not honorary at all. He's a full time starter on the squad!

After today, transgender boys are now allowed to join the Boy Scouts of America by birdentap in UpliftingNews

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Unfortunately we had to lock this thread as it is after midnight and some of the gremlins got water on themselves, but it was refreshing to see a number of the thoughtful comments from all of the Eagle Scouts in here!

An Open Letter to the Reddit Community by kn0thing in blog

[–]UpliftingNews 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The cynical comment didn't result in the ban. The racist and the homophobic comments did though:

http://imgur.com/a/wWg49

An Open Letter to the Reddit Community by kn0thing in blog

[–]UpliftingNews 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Nah, not an idiot. There was a very valid reason for the ban that OP conveniently left out:

http://imgur.com/a/wWg49

An Open Letter to the Reddit Community by kn0thing in blog

[–]UpliftingNews 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I'd argue that I'm exactly the person a lot of people need during the tough times to remind them that not everything is bad out there...

boss of Airbnb says the company will offer free housing to anyone affected by Trump’s ban by watchdogsrox in UpliftingNews

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Hi /r/all. A friendly reminder that you're in /r/UpliftingNews. Normally we don't allow twitter post submissions, but this isn't a normal time and this gesture certainly fits the spirit here so we have granted an exception.

Please respect the rules and culture here, and anybody spewing excessive negativity or cynicism will be banned (including anybody whining about "virtue signalling").

And a big thanks to everybody else for helping keep this place the way it was intended!

EDIT: We are locking this thread because the comments have ceased focusing on this particular gesture. Students and green card holders that were coming home to America were suddenly and unexpectedly turned away and housing assistance for them was offered by a person/firm with influence. That's a nice gesture regardless of the politics or motives, which is worth appreciating regardless of the circumstances, as that is what we do here. Please feel free to head over to other threads on reddit if you would like to continue the 'discussion.'

Race riot in /r/news over the guy that was kidnapped and tortured live on Facebook. by TSwizzlesNipples in Drama

[–]UpliftingNews 57 points58 points  (0 children)

  • Power = 4 people torturing a tied up special needs victim
  • Prejudice = An irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics (being white in this case).

Sounds a lot like racism to me. How does your ridiculous definition exclude white people again?

Race riot in /r/news over the guy that was kidnapped and tortured live on Facebook. by TSwizzlesNipples in Drama

[–]UpliftingNews 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Wonder when we'll see the daily reminder from /u/going_for_a_wank that "you cannot be racist against white people" regardless if they are disabled or you are shouting fuck white people at them...

http://goedhartvoordieren.nl/?page=r/Drama/comments/5lpqs5/whiny_little_twatwaffle_uupliftingnews_has_gone/dbxmeuc/

Whiny little twatwaffle /u/upliftingnews has gone on a banning spree by [deleted] in Drama

[–]UpliftingNews 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I don't care what you want to call it, making broad generalizations based solely upon the color of one's skin is wrong. period.

Whiny little twatwaffle /u/upliftingnews has gone on a banning spree by [deleted] in Drama

[–]UpliftingNews -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

I'm not the one defending racist remarks. If I were you, I'd look inward before attacking others.

Whiny little twatwaffle /u/upliftingnews has gone on a banning spree by [deleted] in Drama

[–]UpliftingNews 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Funny, what you call "circlejerking" I call offensive racism. But thanks for verifying this and clarifying why most would find this unacceptable along with the fellow moderators condoning this comment.

Whiny little twatwaffle /u/upliftingnews has gone on a banning spree by [deleted] in Drama

[–]UpliftingNews 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I'll just make one comment on this kerfuffle since I know everybody loves a good witch hunt and I'm an easy target to pile on.

But the bottom line is that racism, bullying, and making blanket generalizations based upon one's race, gender or sexual preference are all wrong. You can look at my comment and moderation history and form your own opinions, but just don't get sucked into the bullying hivemind in these drama-based subreddits and the toxic folks that thrive here. Otherwise, soon enough you will lose sight of the golden rule of treating others how'd you'd like to be treated yourself, which is an easy trap to fall into, and you'll be no better than the actual racists out there saying and doing awful things.

Whiny little twatwaffle /u/upliftingnews has gone on a banning spree by [deleted] in Drama

[–]UpliftingNews -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Any mod in SRD will easily be able to verify that comment.

Whiny little twatwaffle /u/upliftingnews has gone on a banning spree by [deleted] in Drama

[–]UpliftingNews 9 points10 points  (0 children)

We have a zero-tolerance policy for racism, and this went over the line:

http://imgur.com/a/ZdU0t

Why is the user called UpliftingNews promoting Stormfront talking points? by thaw12 in circlebroke2

[–]UpliftingNews 40 points41 points  (0 children)

I'm very aware... my question was a very simple one yet you chose not to answer it.

Why is the user called UpliftingNews promoting Stormfront talking points? by thaw12 in circlebroke2

[–]UpliftingNews 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Yes, when you ping my username I see your comment. But not surprising at all to see how you ignored my response in an attempt to deflect from a pretty simple concept.