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Saturday, 16 October 2021

Political Cruelty | The Takeaway: Deep Dive with Dorian Warren

quote [ To me, I think that's actually one reason why things feel so divided and partisan right now, is because the overall majority consensus around the acceptance of whiteness and white democracy has collapsed, and white nativists can't even trust other white people to support them. ]

Heard this on the radio, and while the whole piece is extremely insightful, I feel the quote above really gets to the root of the "own the libs" mentality.

There's also a transcript on this page for those of you who prefer to read.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Underrated]
[by mechavolt@4:38pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Infrastructure Weak!

quote [ Hi. Here is our episode on infrastructure, infrastructure bills, and Infrastructure Week! And not climate change. Nope, this episode is totally not about climate change. ]

Eat the dragon meat with me. Or the ice cream. But then. maybe the dragon meat?
[SFW] [politics]
[by steele@10:00pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 6 September 2021

Arkansas jail inmates say they were unknowingly given unproven COVID-19 treatment ivermectin

quote [ "We never knew that they were running experiments on us, giving us ivermectin. We never knew that," one inmate told CBS News. ]

Oh I'm mad. So mad. This is bullshit. Cmon, COME ON.

Goddammnit, I don't have much to add apart from rage.
[SFW] [politics] [+7 WTF]
[by ooo[......7@2:50amGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Charles Koch funded eviction push while investing in real estate companies

quote [ Billionaire Charles Koch?s foundation has bankrolled three conservative legal groups leading the court battle to eliminate prohibitions against tenant evictions during the Covid-19 pandemic in America.

At the same time, Koch?s corporate empire has suddenly stepped up its real estate purchases during the pandemic ? including making large investments in real estate companies with a potential financial interest in eliminating eviction restrictions. ]

Gee, steele, why do you obsess so much about the Koch brother(s rot in hell, motherfucker) and their antics? I can't imagine, voice in my head, I can't imagine.
[SFW] [politics] [+7 Informative]
[by steele@10:24pmGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Who To "Blame" For Afghanistan

quote [ Hi. Today we discuss forever war, and explore what it is good for. ]

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It's just a fun little trip down memory lane.
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Bush Rejects Taliban Offer On Bin Laden - The Washington Post

Peace Activist Kathy Kelly on Reparations for Afghanistan & What the U.S. Owes After Decades of War | Democracy Now!

[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by steele@9:22pmGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 8 August 2021

She risked everything to expose Facebook. Now she?s telling her story.

quote [ Her story reveals that it is really pure luck that we now know so much about how Facebook enables election interference globally. Zhang was not just the only person fighting this form of political manipulation; it wasn?t even her job. She had discovered the problem because of a unique confluence of skills and passion, and then taken it upon herself, driven by an extraordinary sense of moral responsibility. ]

Interesting recap on the inside source.
[SFW] [politics]
[by Paracetamol@3:29pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 5 August 2021

Why Is Critical Race Theory?

quote [ Hi. Today we are forced to discuss Critical Race Theory and what people think it is. Sorry. ]

I'm pretty on board with his conclusion.
[SFW] [politics] [+3]
[by steele@5:47pmGMT] [6 comments]

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

How US govt-funded media fueled a violent coup in Nicaragua

quote [ To support the media ecosystem it sought to establish in Nicaragua, USAID channeled money through an entity run by Nicaragua?s most powerful oligarchic family, the Chamorro Foundation.

Among the most prominent recipients of the millions USAID plowed through the Chamorro Foundation was the opposition media outlet 100% Noticias. ]

Hmm, why does all this sound familiar? Oh, right.

AMLO Blasts U.S. Support for Mexico NGOs Before Call With VP - Bloomberg

Which again is totally unrelated to AMLO's recent attempts to nationalize Mexico's Lithium mines he was forced to pull back on.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Sad]
[by steele@6:06pmGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 26 June 2021

Bad Guy shoots Cop. Good Guy shoots Bad Guy. Cop shoots Good Guy.

quote [ The police in Arvada, Colo., said a good Samaritan who fatally shot a gunman who had just killed a police officer was himself shot by responding officers. ]

Something something "good guy with a gun."

[SFW] [politics] [+2 Interesting]
[by the circus@7:22pmGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Apple Daily: Hong Kong pro-democracy paper announces closure

quote [ The tabloid's offices were raided last week over allegations that several reports had breached a controversial national security law.

Police detained the chief editor and five other executives, and company-linked assets were frozen. ]

This looks like the end of independent news in HK. Perhaps I've bought into western paternalism, or anti-China fervor, or I'm a sucker for yellow umbrellas, but it makes me sad.
[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by endopol@7:24amGMT] [5 comments]

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