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Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Bill Gates is the biggest private owner of farmland in the United States. Why?

quote [ In total, Gates owns approximately 242,000 acres of farmland with assets totaling more than $690m. To put that into perspective, that?s nearly the size of Hong Kong and twice the acreage of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, where I?m an enrolled member. A white man owns more farmland than my entire Native nation! ]

Of course, mandatory Bill Gates Citations Needed eps in the extended.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Informative]
[by steele@3:20pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

New York State Senate passes bill to legalize recreational weed

quote [ The New York State Senate on Tuesday voted 40-23 to pass a bill to legalize recreational marijuana. ]

Cuomo still need to sign, but he has said he would.
[SFW] [politics] [+2 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@12:49amGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 29 March 2021

Western Media Defends US-Backed Bolivian Coup Leader After Arrest

quote [ Brutal dictators supported by Washington have no reason to doubt that establishment journalists and big NGOs will try very hard to keep them out of jail. ]

For those of you haven't been keeping up with my numerous posts on the Bolivia situation. A few years ago the US again began heavily supporting right wing factions in Bolivia leading up to one of our front organizations (the OAS) to call foul in an ongoing election. Evo Morales was forced to flee the country after a flare up of violence against his socialist party's members. This lead to a literal Neo-Nazi by the name of Luis Fernando Camacho storming the presidential palace.

With a Bible in one hand and a national flag in the other, Camacho bowed his head in prayer above the presidential seal, fulfilling his vow to purge his country?s Native heritage from government and ?return God to the burned palace.?

Senator Jeanine ez soon enters from stage right carrying a comically huge bible and declares herself president. All the while the US media and the majority of our politicians are refusing to call this a coup. She then gives the military carte blanche and they begin going door to door attacking Bolivian natives and suspected Morales supporters kicking off a year or so of violence against the indigenous people.

Multiple studies have found the OAS's claims to be completely fabricated, ez is eventually forced to hold an election after numerous delaying, Morale's party candidate wins handily, and the new president arrests ez and the other right wing murderers. Cue US news calling out the new socialist president for their violent ways. And scene.

[SFW] [politics] [+3 WTF]
[by steele@8:23pmGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 26 March 2021

New U.K. Currency Honors Alan Turing, Pioneering Computer Scientist And Code-Breaker

quote [ The Bank of England unveiled the new 50 note on Thursday, nearly two years after saying it would honor the pioneering mathematician who died an outcast because of his homosexuality. ]

Several interesting references on the note include a puzzle and a message in binary. More links on the puzzle in extended.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Informative]
[by biblebeltdrunk@5:13pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 18 March 2021

In Landmark Ruling, Court Says Japan's Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

quote [ Advocates hope the decision will set a precedent for marriage equality lawsuits now pending across the country, and help pave the way for same-sex marriage in Japan ? the only G-7 nation without it. ]

Not actually a ruling that legalises gay marriage, but one that says the current status quo is illegal. It give parlament time to work something out which could result in a civil union situation as a mentioned possibility. Still, it is a lot more hopeful looking than many were expecting just a while ago.
[SFW] [politics] [+7 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@12:17amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Happy Joe Biden Criticism Day

quote [ Hi. Here's an episode about the president of a country, Joe Biden. ]

?It's the most wonderful time of the year!?
[SFW] [politics] [+2 Insightful]
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Wednesday, 10 March 2021

The Democratic Party Has a Feminism Problem

quote [ ?A party that claims progressive feminist politics must actually practice them.? ]

Current events have done a great job of demonstrating how the Democratic Party's version of Feminism tends to begin and end with representation.

Entire Staff of Nevada Democratic Party Quits After DSA Slate Won Every Seat - this an ongoing thing. While it's great they all quit, they pretty much drained the state party's accounts.
[SFW] [politics] [+3]
[by steele@6:22pmGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 19 February 2021

How Centrism Loses, Even When It Wins: A Mathematical Model

quote [ Relentlessly chasing the elusive political center isn?t just shortsighted?it?s downright disastrous. ]

Vulnerable Democrats fill prisons to win votes - The Academic Times

And then, across the pond, you've got Macron repeating far-right talking points about universities teaching IslamoLeftism and in the UK Starmer saying "For too long Labour has failed to realise that the only way to deliver social justice and equality is through a strong partnership with business? Under my leadership, that mind-set will change."

So, neoliberalism is continuing to push forward into a nice Eco-Fascism right on schedule. Fun times ahead!
[SFW] [politics] [+6 Underrated]
[by steele@3:53pmGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 5 February 2021

Nevada bill would allow tech companies to create governments

quote [ Planned legislation to establish new business areas in Nevada would allow technology companies to effectively form separate local governments.

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a plan to launch so-called Innovation Zones in Nevada to jumpstart the state?s economy by attracting technology firms, Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday. ]

Lol, bringing back the slavery of Company Towns as "innovation."
[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by steele@1:59amGMT] [11 comments]

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