another failed attempt at capitalizing on an Internet meme
Sunday, 26 February 2023

Southern Queensland tourist area known for its beauty in need of reputation overhaul after violent crimes

quote [ "Those memories of watermelon dripping down your chin and spitting out the seeds really helped overcome any negativity issues for us." ]

Article & such about some of the goings on from down under.

So how are sydney-siders the largest users of cocaine by population density? Have heard "hillbilly" Queenslanders refer to NSW as Mexico.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Informative]
[by R1Xhard@1:59amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 3 February 2023

?Robin Hood? Strikes In France

quote [ France has been roiled by protests over President Emmanuel Macron?s proposal to raise the retirement age. On both January 19 and 31, over a million people across the country took part in demonstrations, and last week, workers with the CGT union took a more radical approach: theyprovided free energyas part of so-called ?Robin Hood? operations. Many members of the CGT, one of France?s largest labor unions, work in key energy sectors like oil refineries and power grids. In workers? assemblies in Paris, Marseilles, Lille, and other cities, they unanimously decided to provide free energy for low-income households, hospitals, schools, and other public buildings and services. Workers alsocut powerfor several hours to the office of a lawmaker from Macron?s party, disabled speed cameras, and manipulated electricity and gas meters to reduce bills for small business owners. ]

Shit has been getting pretty real in France the past few days. Macron proposed raising the retirement age and so the people have demanded it be lowered.???

Why more people are supporting the retirement strikes in France

[SFW] [politics] [+4]
[by steele@3:35pmGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 21 January 2023

Conservatives Triggered by Pink Floyd Logo

quote [ However, people are now mad about Pink Floyd?s new social media logo, which commemorates the 50th anniversary, because it has a rainbow in it. ]

I don't think it's the fans that are upset.
[SFW] [politics] [+9 Funny]
[by maximumtodd@3:09pmGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 18 November 2022

How US corporate media and state propaganda advance ruling class interests at home & abroad

Manufacturing Consent, the musical!
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[by steele@4:45pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Peter Thiel: The Billionaire Buying The End of Democracy

quote [ Billionaire Peter Thiel won big in the midterms, buying himself a Senate seat in Ohio. So what does Thiel want? Unfettered corporate power and the destruction of government institutions. This election got him closer than ever. We dug into his plan with @Second Thought. ]

My pet conspiracy theory is that Thiel encouraged Musk to buy Twitter because he knew Musk would run it into the ground.
[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by steele@8:39pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 30 October 2022

Lula stages astonishing comeback to beat far-right Bolsonaro in Brazil election

quote [ Luiz Incio Lula da Silva, the former leftist president, has reclaimed the leadership and vowed to reunify his country ]

Oh, hey, some good news for once. ????
[SFW] [politics] [+3 Good]
[by steele@11:59pmGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 1 October 2022

Lula Speaks

quote [ ?tomorrow are the Brazilian elections, which Lula is set to win by a large margin. Four years ago he gave what he thought would be his final speech, right before he was imprisoned on false charges by a corrupt judge. It is worth listening to again now on the eve of his comeback? ]

Lula hopeful of winning Brazil?s presidency in the first round - Prensa Latina

The polls all are largely in Lula's favor, but as I touched on in this post a little over a year ago the US had been involved in the corrupt court case that put Lula wrongfully in prison and the CIA visited with Bolsonaro just a couple hours before he started rambling about how he will only step down if the elections are fair and clean. So, you know. Totally not suspicious or concerning.

What's funny is that Lula isn't really all that revolutionary; He's just a socdem. Which means he's still going to make plenty of concessions to the center and right. He'd still continue most of Brazils neoliberal policies, he'd just be better for minorities and actually "attempt" to fight fascism in Brazil.

If he does win, it'll be interesting to see if there starts up any drama regarding Brazil's foreign reserves. That'll be a real bad sign.
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[by steele@5:11pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

15,000 Healthcare Workers Are Out on the Largest Private-Sector Nurses Strike in U.S. History

quote [ Claiming that nurses are continually being expected to go against their own moral compass while on the job, Anaas said that hospital administrators are corporatizing healthcare, in part by advising nurses to use ??cookie cutter patient plans? rather than rely on their own expertise.

On Monday, September 12, around 15,000 nurses in Minnesota walked off the job for a three-day strike, citing staffing and safety concerns as well as ongoing contract disputes at 15 hospitals in the Twin Cities and Duluth metro areas. ]

U.S. Railroad Workers Inch Closer to a Possible National Strike

Massive labor uprisings are about the only thing giving me hope nowadays. But it does mean we are going to be seeing shit hit the fan in these coming years as covid/long covid kills off more people and removes more people from the workforce. If you thought we had supply chain issues before, you ain't seen nothing yet.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Informative]
[by steele@7:56pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 2 September 2022

In search of a workable democracy

quote [ It's really an academic bias that assumes that the reason is the thing that has this kind of special unique place in democracy. We think of our ideas about how democracy works are supposed to be founded on the idea that it's possible to have public discourse where reason to some extent prevails. ?I am, kind of, questioning that. ]

Towards a kinder, gentler politics.

Also a different way of discussing politics for Dems
[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by yunnaf@1:13amGMT] [7 comments]

Saturday, 27 August 2022

Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes Arrested

quote [ There is speculation the far-right figure was arrested live on air, but there has been no confirmation from law enforcement. ]

Seems like the feds might have got him. This appears real, but still not a lot of info given from any article i have seen
[SFW] [politics] [+5 Good]
[by rylex@12:02amGMT] [2 comments]

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