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Friday, 12 April 2019

Citations Needed Episode 72 - John Stossel: Libertarian Billionaires' Inside Man

quote [ And to be clear, even after he left ABC in 2009, they still continued to make these videos. There?s an organization which we?ll get into later called the Center for Independent Thought, ironically enough independent thought that is funded entirely by Howard Rich, who?s kind of a Koch disciple, fellow billionaire, helped Koch run for president in the ?80s, they distribute these videos to children. So we?re going to play these clips from these ABC Stossel segments from the ?90s and 2000s and the one thing we want you to keep in mind is that these are repackaged and played in schools. ]

Transcript of the episode if you'd rather read.

So, in reading Dark Money, one of the things I found so villainous of the methodologies utilized by the Koch Brothers and their cohorts was that in addition to attacking public schools from multiple angles, whether it was via funding or teachers' unions, they also play the other side by often funding non-profits which would make libertarian propaganda available to schools under the guise of a neutral facade. Stossel, as it turns out, was/is the face of one of those projects.

[SFW] [politics] [+7 Informative]
[by steele@8:11pmGMT] [8 comments]

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Can Bernie Sanders Finally Start Acting Like the One Thing He?s Never Been: the Favorite?

I saw this and thought, "...It's been a while since we had a riot."

[SFW] [politics] [+3 Hot Pr0n]
[by snowfox@2:11amGMT] [9 comments]

Monday, 8 April 2019

Berlin activists march to demand city seize housing from landlords

quote [ Thousands of Berlin residents took to the streets on Saturday to vent anger over surging rents and demand the expropriation of more than 200,000 apartments sold off to big private landlords, which they blame for changing the character of the city.

Activists have started collecting signatures for a ballot proposal that would require the city to take back properties from any landlord that owns more than 3,000 apartments. Polls suggest such a measure could pass, forcing the city to consider spending billions of euros buying privatised housing back. ]

I am in no way endorsing violence towards landlords, but these artists are. :P
The Coup - Kill My Landlord
Dead Kennedys - Let's Lynch The Landlord
[SFW] [politics] [+6 Good]
[by steele@7:31pmGMT] [14 comments]

Tomorrow, Congress Votes on Net Neutrality on the House Floor! Hear Directly from Members of Congress at 8pm ET TODAY on Reddit, and Learn What You Can Do to Save Net Neutrality!

quote [ As you all know, one of our biggest causes is supporting measures that help preserve the free and open internet, which is under threat worldwide from those who want to exercise more control over how you access the web at large. We don?t think that?s right, and feel strongly that users should be able to access all websites (including Reddit!) with equal ease and speed. No one?not the government, and not ISPs?should interfere in what sites you choose to visit. ]

I swear to god I hear about these things at the last minute. Anywho, I'm pretty sure my state's congressional representatives are on board for this, but you still got a day if you want to contact yours and tell them how you feel about keeping the internet neutral.
[SFW] [politics] [+4 Good]
[by JWWargo@7:23pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 31 March 2019

California's Magazine Ban has been handed a blow

quote [ "Individual liberty and freedom are not outmoded concepts," San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez wrote as he declared unconstitutional the law that would have banned possessing any magazines holding more than 10 bullets. ]

This does not mean you can put a normal sized 30rd Magazine on a featureless rifle because it still becomes an Assault Weapon under California law by virtue of being able to hold more then 10rds.
[SFW] [politics] [+4 Interesting]
[by backSLIDER@7:22amGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Adam Schiff Presents His Evidence of Collusion

quote [ When Attorney General William Barr wrote on Sunday that the Mueller report ?did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities,? the president and his allies came down hard on Schiff. ]

It's pretty obvious that Barr was confirmed on Feb. 14th in the morning, and had written his "report" on Feb 14th in the afternoon. I?m surprised people are being suckered by this. All we?ve seen is a short redacted summary released by a shameless and proud trump crony, on a report that took months to compile and organize. Congress will subpoena Barr. Then they?ll subpoena Mueller. And then they?ll read the text of the full report into the official record to make it public.
[SFW] [politics] [+5 Good]
[by knumbknutz@3:41pmGMT] [7 comments]

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Article 13 will wreck the internet because Swedish MEPs accidentally pushed the wrong voting button

quote [ In the EU, if a Member of the Parliament presses the wrong button on a vote, they can have the record amended to show what their true intention was, but the vote is binding. ]

I'm working here and as I press the wrong button they'll disappear
[SFW] [politics] [+5 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [8 comments]

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Uri Geller promises to stop Brexit using telepathy

quote [ Illusionist has told Theresa May he will ?not allow? her to lead Britain out of the EU ]

Uri Geller's gonna tell or bend the truth so I don't know
[SFW] [politics] [+1 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [10 comments]

Thursday, 21 March 2019

#GravelGang : Mike Gravel's Viral 2020 Campaign Is the Brainchild of a New York Teen

quote [ Late last night, 88-year-old former senator Mike Gravel started posting tweets. Or, an account under his name did. The tweets, for the most part, were about Gravel running for president, something he has not done since 2008 (he hasn?t been a senator since 1981). They were clear that any candidacy would exist solely for the purposes of pushing the other Democratic candidates to the left on their handling of foreign policy and the military-industrial complex. ]

88-Year-Old Mike Gravel Is the Latest Teen Sensation

Mike Gravel Twitter

I love this. :D

Somewhat related: Citations Needed: Laundering Imperial Violence Through Anodyne Foreign Policy-Speak (Part I)
[SFW] [politics] [+3 Good]
[by steele@6:46pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

A Russian "troll slayer" went undercover at a troll factory

quote [ ...and found that hundreds of Russians were working as paid trolls in rotating shifts. The operation was run by a local restauranteur who was placed under US sanctions for attempting to interfere with US elections. ]

Business Insider sucks, but they know a growth industry when they see one. Seems pretty clear this is only going to get worse until someone starts taking drastic measures (I'd like to be able to blacklist anything from Russia or China, for a start, but one of my favorite bands is from Rostov-on-Don, so...).
[SFW] [politics] [+5 Interesting]
[by hellboy@6:29pmGMT] [3 comments]

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