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===10/16 Sat===
 
===10/16 Sat===
 
* https://apnews.com/article/riots-capitol-siege-indictments-obstruction-of-justice-36f12a272f9b955e6524aa1d8e55776e
 
* https://apnews.com/article/riots-capitol-siege-indictments-obstruction-of-justice-36f12a272f9b955e6524aa1d8e55776e
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* https://www.quora.com/Is-it-okay-to-express-conservative-opinions-on-Quora-I-have-been-censored-in-the-past-for-doing-so-What-do-YOU-believe-Is-the-First-Amendment-still-applicable-in-America/answer/Mike-Jones-169 - [["conservative"]] thinks they're being "censored" because their disinformation got downvoted
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* https://www.quora.com/Will-America-ever-be-a-democracy-again/answer/John-Cate-2 - reply claims that it is not
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* https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2020/09/11/pure-evil-report-on-trump-administration-draining-fund-for-fdnys-911-responders-draws-outrage/amp/
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* nurses demanding "[[medical freedom]]":
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** https://www.newsweek.com/unvaccinated-nurse-escorted-california-hospital-viral-video-1638370
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** https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/07/17/covid-19-vaccine-mandate-protest-henry-ford-hospitals/7985941002/
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** https://www.10tv.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/vaccine/ohio-nurse-facebook-post-announcing-job-loss-due-to-vaccine-choice-goes-viral/530-b8274b0c-dc36-44d8-a1a3-2523ec074a4f
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** https://abcnews.go.com/US/disagree-medical-professionals-counter-coronavirus-lockdown-protesters/story?id=70293830
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** https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/houston-methodist-nurse-vaccine-refusal/
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** https://www.npr.org/2021/09/27/1040983300/the-vaccine-mandate-for-healthcare-workers-means-hospitals-are-losing-staff
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** https://www.pe.com/2021/08/09/nurses-protest-mandatory-coronavirus-vaccinations-at-riverside-rally/
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** https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/vaccine-mandates-spread-protests-follow-spurred-nurses-rcna1654
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* nurses supporting anti-COVID measures:
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** https://abcnews.go.com/Health/icu-nurse-stood-people-protesting-stay-home-orders/story?id=70554778
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* protestors occupy federal building:
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** https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/bureau-of-indian-affairs-headquarters-occupied
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** https://twitter.com/MSchwartz3/status/1448762925653581825 -- cannot find anything about this on doi.gov; apparently these tweets are the official statement?
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** https://www.foxnews.com/politics/reminiscent-of-jan-6-violent-protesters-arrested-after-storming-interior-department-injuring-officers - the propaganda view
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** https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/576934-protesters-arrested-after-sit-in-at-interior-department
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** https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/10/15/indigenous-protest-dc-climate-change/ "Police and climate activists clashed Thursday during protests at the Interior Department, with security personnel sustaining “multiple injuries” and one officer being taken to a hospital, agency spokeswoman Melissa Schwartz said." ... "A spokesperson for the Federal Protective Service, which Schwartz said responded to the protest to "mitigate the situation," did not immediately respond to a request for comment on police tactics and arrests."
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*** https://peoplevsfossilfuels.org/bia-occupation/ "Police acted aggressively with the water protectors and Indigenous leaders, tasing at least two people and hitting others with batons. An independent Indigenous media person was assaulted by the police and had his equipment broken. 55 people were arrested and taken away to DC Metro police stations."
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* [https://twitter.com/saribethrose/status/1439012441510354955?s=21 Thank you to all the right wing nut jobs who talked about critical race theory ALL summer. / My students could not wait for me to explain it to them & talk about structural racism. / The topic of CRT never came up in class until this year. / Gen Z is going to vote you all out @GOP]
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* The [[Frederick Douglass Foundation]] -- [https://www.prweb.com/releases/frederick_douglass_foundation_to_address_critical_race_theory_head_on/prweb18095192.htm not what it sounds like]:
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** (FDF) "is a public policy and educational organization which brings the sanctity of free-market and limited government ideas to bear on the hardest problems facing our nation"
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** "The Frederick Douglass Foundation of Missouri has created an award for President Donald J. Trump for his outstanding leadership and magnificent accomplishments that ushered in more liberty and prosperity during his tenure."
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* furor around maybe-trans school assailant in Loudon County, VA:
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** https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/13/virginia-father-says-school-board-covered-sexual-a/
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** https://www.dailywire.com/news/loudoun-county-schools-tried-to-conceal-sexual-assault-against-daughter-in-bathroom-father-says
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** https://wjla.com/news/local/parents-want-answers-after-two-alleged-assaults-10-13-2021
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** https://nypost.com/2021/10/13/school-boards-letter-suggests-arrested-dad-a-domestic-terrorist/
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** https://www.foxnews.com/politics/loudoun-county-father-school-cover-up-bathroom-assault-daughter
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===10/18 Mon===
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* https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/biketoberfest-nazi-symbol-hats-spark-outrage-at-florida-bike-festival-682214
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/15/2058273/-FBI-releases-newly-obtained-videos-showing-just-how-violent-the-mob-was-on-Jan-6
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===10/19 Tue===
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* '''2021-10-09''' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2K3ypt3VFc The Anonymous Executioners of the Corporate State] (27:50 video): [[Steven Donziger]], [[Chevron]], [[Ecuador]], [[making an example]], Judge [[Loretta Prescott]], Judge Lewis(?) Kaplan, [[show trial]], [[rule of law]], [[abuse of power]], [[Powell memo]], [[Federalist Society]], legit criticism of Democratic Party; video of protests at [https://youtu.be/M2K3ypt3VFc?t=636 10:36]
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* https://twitter.com/AlanRMacLeod/status/1449795379449446406 - Wall Street and water futures; thread has video of Nestlē CEO arguing that water should not be a right.
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* https://autonomy.work/portfolio/icelandsww/ - Iceland's Journey to a Shorter Work-Week
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/big-oil-and-gas-kept-a-dirty-secret-for-decades-now-they-may-pay-the-price?utm_source=pocket-newtab
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** [https://www.europarl.europa.eu/cmsdata/162144/Presentation%20Geoffrey%20Supran.pdf Assessing ExxonMobil’s climate change communications] (PDF, presentation), Geoffrey Supran, PhD
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*** https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa815f - the paper (Geoffrey Supran and Naomi Oreskes)
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===10/21 Thu===
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* '''2021-10-20''' [https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-58922011 China: The patriotic 'ziganwu' bloggers who attack the West]
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* '''2021-10-19''' [https://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-58868636 The shortages hitting countries around the world]
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===10/22 Fri===
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* https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/october-21-2021 - Heather Cox Richardson on Trumpism and building things
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* https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-ford-fall-from-grace/
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* https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/director-squid-game-says-about-capitalism-actually-about-communism - anticommunist propaganda, really; the whole conflict is driven by needing money, which doesn't happen under communism. There ''is'' a nugget of truth in here in that leaders of countries which claimed to be communist ''did'' dangle communism/socialism like a carrot for the masses -- but that's not a problem with actual communism; it's a problem with (a) leaders f'kin '''lying''', and (b) people being gullible or inadequately informed about what they were buying.
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===10/23 Sat===
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/21/2059503/-Students-were-suspended-from-Texas-schools-because-of-a-dress-code-violation-Guess-what-it-was - long hair
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/21/2059482/-Louie-goes-full-Gohmert-compares-Jan-6-insurrectionists-to-a-civil-rights-icon - more Jan.6 equivocating
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/21/2059478/-Psaki-sets-the-record-straight-after-McCarthy-tries-to-mislead-and-confuse-on-supply-chain-problems -- supply chain
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* tromp.social:
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** https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/21/2059403/-Donald-Trump-s-new-social-media-platform-isn-t-a-Twitter-rival-It-s-an-investment-scam
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** '''2021-10-21''' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01NGe-2o5zY Let's talk about Trump's Truth network....] (Beau)
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** https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-truth-social-broke-software-rules-30-days-to-comply-2021-10 - confirms that the software is Mastodon
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** https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/october-21-2021 tromp.social as an example of the larger problem of right-wing problem-solving methdology:
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*** "When those accustomed to breaking things try to build them, they seem to have little idea of how much work it actually takes. They seem to think that actual accomplishments are there for the taking, and that splashy announcements and dramatic actions can solve intricate problems."
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* cursing and incivility:
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** https://www.c-span.org/video/?511507-1/john-mcwhorter-discusses-evolution-profanity
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** https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/13/2057922/-Black-American-flags-at-right-wing-protests-on-front-porches-vow-no-quarter-against-liberals
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** https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/14/2058156/-Christina-Nance-reported-missing-two-weeks-ago-found-dead-inside-a-police-van-in-Huntsville-Ala - why is the right not offended by this kind of thing?
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** https://dearfuckers.substack.com/p/oops-i-was-too-fucking-much-again
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* Madison Cawthorn
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** https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/north-carolina-madison-cawthorn-masculinity-b1940849.html
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* '''2021-10-19''' [https://cyberdisobedience.substack.com/p/fox-news-vanguard-ford-xfinity Meet the companies funding Fox News' vaccine conspiracies, homophobia, and Insurrection]
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* https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/dr-rachel-levine-becomes-nations-first-transgender-four-star-officer-rcna3283
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* https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/18/us/coronavirus-public-health.html?unlocked_article_code=AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACEIPuonUktbfqohlSFUaCybIRp8sqQeBg_HRwaYhnTrmMSKRSD0Hz-kcB5SAvUfRYK4pL_0C4wOmfv4Terk-WK41ieZFI01mTwTvr8uKlc1aeHpwpNy6ACZr1sqdGOEyrGavPjfgduolzeflsRmMenCqDPKEqQApIA1lo5Nmc0j7miBbg_eYTZMmn4V2zvwjBZhlRT4fZCnsvvbgDxp2ONnufQiLo0BtGLkfAWeP6Ibav7EQcwxSCUbFTGd94gs-79BbP9AUO8XvPqlTKZpqVcNUQ5NohxqBmoI&referringSource=articleShare
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* https://peoplevsfossilfuels.org/bia-occupation/
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* https://www.axios.com/trump-records-jan-6-lawsuit-b9cd460a-8ce1-4f7f-89a4-7a380d64b2e7.html - Trump sues National Archives
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/15/2058273/-FBI-releases-newly-obtained-videos-showing-just-how-violent-the-mob-was-on-Jan-6
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* https://www.businessinsider.com/florida-school-says-vaxxed-kids-quarantine-30-days-each-dose-2021-10 - COVID disinformation
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** https://toot.cat/@anubis2814/107119273432555724
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/14/2058066/-Let-s-just-appreciate-Trump-already-totally-blowing-up-Republicans-2022-strategy
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* https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/1980s-far-left-female-led-domestic-terrorism-group-bombed-us-capitol-180973904/ - history
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* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uLhh5GSxsQ - (unwatched) Pandora Papers explanation
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* https://flux.community/samuel-hoadley-brill/2021/07/chris-rufo-obsessed-critical-race-theory-he-also-doesnt-understand-it - [[Chris Rufo]], [[critical race theory]]
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** https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2021/10/14/i-get-christopher-rufo-spam/
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*** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/107102443262198872
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* Dan Patrick's payout:
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** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nQ0UrXMpp0
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** https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/21/2059420/-Dan-Patrick-s-voter-fraud-bounty-blows-up-in-his-face
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* Jan.6:
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** https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-donald-trump-joe-biden-business-health-c1645564f5ced76356e8423b5e12f103 - "[[Steve Scalise]] repeatedly refused to say on Sunday that the 2020 election wasn’t stolen"
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** https://news.yahoo.com/fiona-hill-says-january-6-162044273.html
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** https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/10/politics/us-capitol-police-whistleblower-january-6/index.html
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* https://news.yahoo.com/former-treasury-secretary-steve-mnuchin-181305988.html
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/6/2056508/-Protester-brutalized-by-St-Louis-cop-City-still-tries-to-stick-her-with-legal-bill-following-suit
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* Haiti
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** https://therealnews.com/from-boat-people-in-the-70s-to-border-refugees-today-us-disdain-for-haitians-has-a-long-history
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** https://therealnews.com/if-the-us-wants-fewer-haitian-refugees-it-should-stop-destroying-haiti
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* conservoid takeover
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** https://therealnews.com/its-not-just-roe-conservatives-are-looking-to-overturn-gay-marriage-and-more
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** https://www.democracydocket.com/news/how-the-gop-will-try-to-subvert-our-elections/
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** https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/trump-campaign-2020-voter-suppression-consent-decree-1028988/
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* TX abortion ban
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** https://apnews.com/article/abortion-us-supreme-court-business-bills-courts-53d4de794ddfeddf506cd9080277d419
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** https://therealnews.com/the-texas-abortion-ban-is-even-more-extreme-than-you-think
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* https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/10/debt-ceiling-temporary-deal-mcconnell-schumer-biden/ - temporary debt ceiling agreement
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/1/2055502/-Idaho-officials-tell-Pillow-Guy-to-get-stuffed-after-he-claims-massive-vote-flips-in-Gem-State
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/1/2055528/-Current-and-former-Blue-Origin-employees-say-it-s-a-hellish-workplace-like-another-Bezos-company
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-warriors-of-a-failed-revolution - history
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* https://www.theregister.com/2021/10/22/google_facebook_antitrust_complaint/
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===10/24 Sun===
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* '''2017-12-01''' https://getpocket.com/explore/item/code-girls-the-untold-story-of-the-women-cryptographers-who-fought-wwii-at-the-intersection-of - [[tech women]] vs. [[erasure of women]], in case I don't already have it stashed
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/19/2059073/-Psaki-forcibly-acquaints-Fox-News-mouthpiece-with-the-numbers-on-police-and-COVID-19 - Psaki mentions police officer deaths from COVID-19
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* https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/oct/23/us-capitol-attack-minnesota-fundraiser-mark-koran - Republican state senator Mark Koran
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/18/2058784/-Climate-change-has-made-Lake-Tahoe-terminal-and-altered-the-way-salmon-spawn-this-year
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/20/2059267/-Jim-Jordan-and-Matt-Gaetz-ride-to-Steve-Bannon-s-defense-and-get-so-so-roasted
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* https://www.quora.com/Do-socialist-countries-have-lower-poverty-rates-than-capitalist-countries/answer/Alexander-Finnegan - charts and graphs about how socialist countries fare economically
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===10/25 Mon===
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/all-career-advice-for-women-is-a-form-of-gaslighting -- ''[[Lean In]]'' and [[self-empowerment]] seem related to [[personal responsibility]] and [[distractivism]], not to mention [[victim-blaming]]
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/24/1994550/-Anti-vaxx-Chronicles-He-wasn-t-afraid-of-any-COVID-but-Black-people-Terrified-of-those - COVID denialism memes
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/22/2059729/-The-states-where-most-people-are-quitting-their-jobs-all-seem-to-have-two-things-in-common - the Great Walkout was most prevalent in states with the worst COVID rates, ''not'' states with the most safety-net. By making workers replaceable, employers have made jobs replaceable too.
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* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2021/10/16/its-the-arrogance-of-creationists-that-gets-me/ - [[creationism]] is still a thing
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===10/26 Tue===
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* https://openletter.earth/an-open-letter-to-the-bbc-regarding-an-article-published-by-catherine-lowbridge-9223a3ca - more transnegation at the BBC
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===10/27 Wed===
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* https://web.archive.org/web/20211022090326/https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/22/world/europe/russia-arctic-climate-change-putin.html - positive effects of global warming
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* '''2021-10-27''' https://www.thenation.com/article/environment/climate-change-warming-1-5-celsius/ Decades of Global Temperature Rise Are Not Baked in if We Cease All Emissions]
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** https://twitter.com/thenation/status/1453363548382433284
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/white-settlers-wiped-thousands-of-miles-of-cherokee-trails-off-the-map-this-man-is-reclaiming-them - overlaps between Left and Right; Native American genocide
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===10/28 Thu===
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* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2021/10/28/matt-powell-gets-a-promotion/
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** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/107179149831803163
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** note the "whack an atheist shirt" shirts (similar shirts found, screenshots downloaded)
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===10/29 Fri===
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/28/2060766/-Ron-DeSantis-runs-yet-another-victory-lap-on-a-track-paved-with-the-bodies-of-dead-Floridians
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/28/2060737/-After-Biden-baits-Trump-into-weighing-Virginia-visit-Youngkin-camp-hits-the-panic-button
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* https://freethoughtblogs.com/impossibleme/2021/10/28/the-unexamined-hypocrisy-of-fake-allies/ - transnegation
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** https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2021/10/29/transphobes-occasionally-dip-a-toe-in-here/
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*** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/107184986558973320
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* DeSantis was for vaccines before he was against them:
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** https://us.newschant.com/health/ron-desantis-hero-of-vaccine-opponents-mandated-vaccine-registry-for-florida-kids/
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** https://www.yahoo.com/news/ron-desantis-hero-vaccine-opponents-195603084.html
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* https://news.yahoo.com/record-breaking-california-bomb-cyclone-linked-to-climate-change-183607985.html - negative effect of climate change
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* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2021/10/29/billionaires-are-a-plague-on-the-planet/comment-page-1/
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** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/107185160327718307
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* https://www.thenation.com/article/environment/climate-change-compromise/ "Business interests invaded the environmental policy realm even before climate change emerged as a key issue. It’s time to kick them out."
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** https://toot.cat/@anubis2814/107185467334857362
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* https://www.politico.com/news/2021/10/29/trouble-dems-economy-517513
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** https://toot.cat/@anubis2814/107185467052833177
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* https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/10/26/1046432435/ers-are-now-swamped-with-seriously-ill-patients-but-most-dont-even-have-covid
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* [[Nick Hanauer]]'s [https://www.ted.com/speakers/nick_hanauer TED Talks]:
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** '''2012-05-18''' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKCvf8E7V1g Banned TED Talk: Nick Hanauer "Rich people don't create jobs"]: does in fact seem to be missing from TED
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** '''2014-08''' [https://www.ted.com/talks/nick_hanauer_beware_fellow_plutocrats_the_pitchforks_are_coming Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming]
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** '''2019-07''' [https://www.ted.com/talks/nick_hanauer_the_dirty_secret_of_capitalism_and_a_new_way_forward The dirty secret of capitalism -- and a new way forward]
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* https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-29/supreme-court-will-hear-bid-to-curb-epa-s-climate-change-powers
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** https://icosahedron.website/@bstacey/107186570510955546
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* https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/29/apocalypse-soon-reluctant-middle-east-forced-to-open-eyes-to-climate-crisis - "It is a really tough issue because the interests of the ruling elites run contrary to the interests of citizens. The ruling elites are all dependent on oil rents for the survival of their regimes. They need the oil business to stay alive for them to stay in power. Their system is based on continued oil rent, but ultimately, the citizens’ long-term interests are with a liveable climate."
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===10/30 Sat===
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* https://anticapitalism.quora.com/?__ni__=0&__nsrc__=4&__snid3__=28171303353&__tiids__=42352273&hide_composer=1 - anti-socialist propaganda meme
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* https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2021/10/28/bat-viruses-puppy-experiments-heres-why-people-are-angry-at-fauci-this-week/ - fake Fauci news debunked
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* https://laurakbuzz.com/2021/10/29/trans-activism-uks-finalised-open-letter-to-the-bbc/
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* https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/10/22/javier-ortiz-florida-police-misconduct-protections-516231
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==November==
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===11/1 Mon===
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* https://www.thedailybeast.com/adam-kinzinger-vows-to-fight-trump-cancer-after-leaving-congress
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/25/2060122/--We-don-t-negotiate-with-terrorists-high-school-math-teacher-tells-Muslim-American-student
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* [[US/VA/c/Loudon|Loudon County, VA]] vs. [[critical race theory]]:
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** https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/29/mom-6-year-old-asked-if-she-was-born-evil-because-she-is-white/
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*** https://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/yes-virginia-there-is-critical-race-theory-in-our-schools/article_ba449c18-cf99-11eb-a719-4bfc9103236c.html (contains disinfo)
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*** https://crooksandliars.com/2021/10/loudon-county-mother-racist
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** '''2021-03-19''' https://wset.com/news/nation-world/virginia-parents-threatened-after-criticizing-critical-race-theory
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* https://www.cjr.org/special_report/ramsey-debt-iheart.php - dealing with economic disparity in the US; brief history of talk-radio since the 1970s
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* https://www.edgemedianetwork.com/story.php?ch=news&sc=national&id=310191&supreme_court_wont_hear_case_involving_transgender_rights
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** https://twitter.com/theglitterstorm/status/1455269798686957580?s=21
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* https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22725031/buying-less-supply-chain-holiday-shopping - the supply-chain crisis
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* https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/americans-dont-trust-their-congressional-maps-to-be-drawn-fairly-can-anything-change-that/
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* https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/29/apocalypse-soon-reluctant-middle-east-forced-to-open-eyes-to-climate-crisis - [[global warming]] negative effects
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* https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/oct/26/we-are-so-divided-now-how-china-controls-thought-and-speech-beyond-its-borders
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* https://twitter.com/govrondesantis/status/1454493304377135109 - DeSantis ends mandates for other vaccines in schools too
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===11/2 Tue===
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/these-1930s-housewives-were-the-godmothers-of-radical-consumer-activism -- successful consumer protest, 1935
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===11/5 Fri===
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* https://www.spiegel.de/international/world/ethiopia-s-chosen-one-a-brutal-war-waged-by-a-nobel-peace-prize-laureate-a-d2f4d03e-90e4-49a4-918b-96d4543f722b
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* https://fivethirtyeight.com/videos/the-second-amendment-didnt-protect-your-right-to-own-a-gun-until-2008/
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* https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-republicans-won-the-virginia-governors-race/
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* '''2021-11-04''' [https://twitter.com/shaun_vids/status/1456282079071805444?s=20 lily cade is gone from the bbc article. no apology, just this vague note. we acknowledge that we platformed a serial rapist who has published death threats against trans women, but fuck you, no apology, and the rest of the article stays? bullshit] -- is this about the anti-trans BBC article?
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-ill-fated-idea-to-move-the-nation-s-capital-to-st-louis - US history
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* https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2021/04/23/fact-check-coronavirus-vaccines-do-not-contain-luciferase-enzymes/7260660002/
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-outrageous-deeply-sexist-history-of-the-pantsuit - reprint, for history of sexism
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===11/6 Sat===
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* https://twitter.com/robertjbennett/status/1456362488782598155 - thread about perfectionistic cynicism
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===11/7 Sun===
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* https://www.mediaite.com/news/exclusive-newsmax-tells-staff-it-will-implement-vaccine-mandate/
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** https://twitter.com/Mediaite/status/1456740881399263232
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* https://www.quora.com/Would-John-F-Kennedy-be-considered-a-left-leaning-libertarian-if-he-were-alive-today/answer/Mike-Jones-169
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===11/8 Mon===
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* https://twitter.com/teaberryblue/status/1380347644963393540/photo/3 - Popeye demonstrates that gender fluidity is not new
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* https://252f2edd-1c8b-49f5-9bb2-cb57bb47e4ba.filesusr.com/ugd/f4d9b9_b7cedc0553604720b7137f8663366ee5.pdf - found that just a dozen people are responsible for 65% of the [[COVID-19 disinformation]] being spread on social media platforms. [[Robert Kennedy Jr.]] and his organization The [[Children's Health Defense]] were listed as the second-biggest offender.
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/8/2063017/-Fascism-porn-and-ambition-Sen-Josh-Hawley-says-he-ll-make-masculinity-a-major-political-theme
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/5/2062544/-Small-town-in-California-declares-itself-free-of-federal-state-rule-as-a-constitutional-republic
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* https://news.yahoo.com/republicans-going-own-13-voted-042437034.html - GOP turning on the ones who voted for the small infrastructure bill
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===11/9 Tue===
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* https://anticapitalism.quora.com/Why-are-American-conservatives-so-afraid-of-socialism-1
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* https://twitter.com/JackShawhan/status/1457951413368016899 -- apparently some NFT traders really don't understand how NFTs work
 +
* https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-technology-business-broadband-internet-congress-d89d6bb1b39cd9c67ae9fc91f5eb4c0d -- the small infrastructure bill
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===11/10 Wed===
 +
* https://slate.com/technology/2021/11/risk-compensation-debunked-masks-rapid-tests-vaccines-safety.html - misuse of science in policy
 +
* https://inews.co.uk/news/long-reads/secret-court-case-50-years-ago-robbed-transgender-people-rights-1291857 - primogeniture, and some myths about transness
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===11/11 Thu===
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* [[critical race theory panic]]
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** https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/9/2063258/-Texas-town-s-first-Black-principal-fired-over-CRT-which-school-district-admits-was-never-taught
 +
** https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1458563907837038595 - Christopher Rufo makes a valid point, but then apparently uses it to attack [[critical race theory]]
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** https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/10/2063417/-Kansas-school-district-pulls-29-books-off-library-shelves-after-parent-complains
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-detroit-residents-pushed-back-against-tree-planting - [[urban tree planting]]
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-bomb-didn-t-beat-japan-stalin-did - history: the nuclear bombing of Japan
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/8/2058087/-Fetal-Heartbeat-Policy-Kills-Another-Woman - forced-birth movement in Poland
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/solar-power-got-cheap-so-why-aren-t-we-using-it-more
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===11/12 Fri===
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/10/2063484/-Trump-s-ex-ambassador-to-Iceland-revealed-as-an-unqualified-erratic-paranoid-lying-sadist - and he wasn't the only hopelessly-unqualified ambassador under Trump
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===11/13 Sat===
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* https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/27/politics/paid-leave-falls-out-of-biden-agenda/index.html - Manchin blocked paid family leave, apparently
 +
* https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2021/11/commerce-adds-nso-group-and-other-foreign-companies-entity-list
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* https://www.axios.com/trump-hang-mike-pence-january-6-audio-4f147245-becf-4766-ac60-7acece6862be.html - Trump defends people who called to "hang Mike Pence"
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===11/14 Sun===
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* https://social.coop/@jonny/107273591462803089 - SciHub, copyright in India, and the public good as grounds for fair use
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* '''2021-10-29''' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXZoO-FjJyQ The Hypocrisy of Bailouts | The Problem With The Economy | The Problem With Jon Stewart | Apple TV+]
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===11/15 Mon===
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* https://www.dw.com/en/conspiracy-theorist-alex-jones-found-guilty-in-sandy-hook-defamation-cases/a-59828736
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===11/16 Tue===
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* https://www.rand.org/research/gun-policy/analysis.html - effectiveness of various gun policies
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** https://www.rand.org/research/gun-policy/analysis/firearm-safety-training-requirements.html - "We found no qualifying studies showing that firearm safety training requirements [increased or decreased] any of the eight outcomes we investigated."
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===11/17 Wed===
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* https://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=128696&page=1 - racial demonization in a non-US context (Roma "gypsies")
 +
* https://indyweek.com/news/durham/pioneers-church/ - new liberal-ish church failing to stand up for LGBTQ+ rights
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* https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/17/nyregion/malcolm-x-killing-exonerated.html
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===11/18 Fri===
 +
* https://www.thenation.com/article/activism/white-anti-racism-must-be-based-in-solidarity-not-altruism/
 +
** https://goblin.technology/@erik1202/statuses/01FMVGST042QKQ8ZDPRK19E93E
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* [[COP26]]:
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** https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H6bT3g1_W95yGdkUXYDUCRvziIhjZVakRwhh-wqPCd0/
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** https://twitter.com/ndncollective/status/1459967304473583622
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* https://theweek.com/politics/1007325/democrats-are-in-denial-about-what-theyre-up-against - [[electoral fraud]] as a strategy
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** https://toot.cat/@anubis2814/107306348071151446
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===11/21 Sun===
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* https://msmagazine.com/2021/11/15/anti-trans-legislation-transgender-sports-gender-affirming-healthcare/ - the best bullying is invisible
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/18/2065025/-Eric-Swalwell-teaches-Lauren-Boebert-that-people-who-live-in-MAGA-houses-shouldn-t-throw-stones
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/18/2065023/-QAnon-Congresswoman-at-odds-with-Republican-Party-chair-over-rainbows - MTG uses identity politics against LGBTQ+ people while claiming that only Democrats use identity politics against people
 +
* https://time.com/5886348/report-peaceful-protests/ - majority of BLM protests were peaceful
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/20/2065364/-MAGA-Land-Is-Now-Realizing-That-VA-GOP-Establishment-Duped-Them-Into-Voting-For-A-RINO - MAGA voters unhappy that Glenn Youngkin is insufficiently MAGA
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/19/2065229/-The-week-gets-even-better-Biden-is-replacing-DeJoy-crony-on-the-Postal-Service-board - finally some movement on the DeJoy problem
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* https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-health-legislature-tennessee-12ab6a11c6c57237bc117c2ece8530e6
 +
* https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/20/politics/pentagon-climate-change-warning/index.html - [[global warming]] readiness
 +
* https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-11-10/cargo-jam-in-la-ports-begins-to-ease-as-hefty-fines-loom
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** https://nextdoor.com/p/Gmd3nNCTggd_?view=detail
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* https://www.nrdc.org/about - [[Natural Resources Defense Council]]
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/if-you-re-so-smart-why-aren-t-you-rich-turns-out-it-s-just-chance
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* https://restofworld.org/2021/singapores-tech-utopia-dream-is-turning-into-a-surveillance-state-nightmare/
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/these-rebel-reporters-harnessed-90s-dial-up-internet-to-resist-a-nationalist-dictator - [[Serbia]], [[history]], [[online journalism]], [[online activism]]
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===11/22 Mon===
 +
* great moments in UK history: 2021-05-13 protesters in Scotland prevent police from deporting immigrants:
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** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZcoXdZeabA
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** https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/may/14/a-special-day-how-glasgow-community-halted-immigration-raid
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* https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/12/the-autocrats-are-winning/620526/
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===11/23 Tue===
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* https://labornotes.org/blogs/2021/10/interview-mexican-auto-worker-fight-real-union-gms-silao-plant
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* https://tech.slashdot.org/story/21/11/22/0426201/how-facebook-and-google-actually-fund-the-creation-of-misinformation
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===11/24 Wed===
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* https://indyweek.com/news/wake/hate-groups-are-getting-millions-through-raleigh-based-fidelity-nonprofit-fund/
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* https://navigatorresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Navigator-Update-09.21.2021.pdf "Costs and Weather: A Guide for Advocates" - stats on what people find credible
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/23/2065993/-The-Washington-Post-hits-rock-bottom - Marc Thiessen rides again. "There are plenty of venues online for trolls, but they shouldn’t include The Washington Post. There’s something seriously awry, something seriously wrong with the outlet’s editorial decision-making."
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* https://www.instagram.com/p/CWZplj6FR98/?utm_medium=copy_link - [[light supremacy]]
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===11/25 Thu===
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* https://www.palmbeachpost.com/story/news/politics/2021/11/24/nancy-pelosi-florida-beach-road-house-mansion-talk-false-rumor/8748197002/ - also, buying a beach house doesn't mean you don't believe in climate change. (Belief in climate change would at worst lead only to an expectation that the property's value might go down, or that the property might be condemned at some point. Either way, insurance should cover any physical risks.)
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* https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorhernandez/ahmaud-arbery-murder-trial-verdict
 +
* https://news.yahoo.com/lawyers-challenged-2020-election-ordered-193108732.html
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* https://qz.com/2094598/the-us-economic-recovery-is-on-track-to-pick-up-in-fourth-quarter/ - lowest unemployment claims in 50 years
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* https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/12/the-autocrats-are-winning/620526/
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** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF5dVrnSbyU - Hillary Clinton talks about that article in the first segment
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* https://atlasofsurveillance.org/
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** https://mastodon.social/@eff/107338649062396229
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* https://www.quora.com/Where-would-homeless-people-sleep-in-a-libertarian-country-if-everything-is-privatized/answer/Brandon-Ross-37 - credible argument that a more libertarian system would be, at least in one way, more friendly towards homelessness than our current system (mainly because of no zoning laws)
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===11/26 Fri===
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* latest COVID mutation:
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** https://www.npr.org/2021/11/25/1059272133/new-covid-19-variant-in-south-africa-raises-concern
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** https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-lifestyle-health-travel-europe-116ef818ac4a8e7bc23bb28d6511ecad
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** https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/26/world/americas/us-travel-restrictions-new-covid-variant-omicron.amp.html
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*** https://nextdoor.com/p/-RZ_Df3DhFTf?view=detail poster claims Biden is racist against Africans, i.e. that he's issuing this travel ban for the same reasons Trump did
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**** Tweets as evidence of Biden's about-face (which is obviously actually ''necessary''): [https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1223807268703043588] [https://twitter.com/joebiden/status/1238254697695326209?lang=en]
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* https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/11/11/danger-critical-race-theory/ - [[Marc Thiessen]] vs. [[critical race theory]]
 +
** https://twitter.com/zackbeauchamp/status/1459162217291595780
 +
* https://news.yahoo.com/ilhan-omar-rips-lauren-boebert-040740894.html
 +
* https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/lara-trump-turkey-prices-thanksgiving-b1964467.html - [[war on Thanksgiving]]
 +
* https://news.yahoo.com/michael-flynn-goes-full-tinfoil-052539928.html
 +
* https://news.yahoo.com/wind-power-risks-becoming-too-151456924.html
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/12/2063940/-Manchin-betrays-colleagues-who-helped-him-with-his-latest-Build-Back-Better-demands
 +
* [https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/12/us/politics/republican-violent-rhetoric.html Menace Enters the Republican Mainstream] {{icon/paywall}}
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* [https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/10/us/politics/republicans-backlash-infrastructure-bill.html House Republicans Who Backed Infrastructure Bill Face Vicious Backlash] {{icon/paywall}}
 +
** https://www.businessinsider.com/mark-meadows-house-republicans-bipartisan-infrastructure-support-lose-committee-assignments-2021-11
 +
** https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gop-rep-fred-upton-receives-death-threats-after-voting-for-bipartisan-infrastructure-deal/2021/11/09/78fe5ac8-4195-11ec-9ea7-3eb2406a2e24_story.html
 +
** https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/08/politics/fred-upton-infrastructure-bill-voicemail-threat-cnntv/index.html
 +
* https://expmag.com/2021/10/words-got-us-into-the-anti-vaccine-crisis-heres-how-theyll-get-us-out/ - [[disinformation pandemic]]
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/6/2062761/-What-scares-the-shit-out-of-Republicans A: voting rights
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/8/2063011/-NY-Times-COVID-is-Getting-Even-Redder - COVID denial
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/8/2063118/-Paul-Gosar-tweets-out-video-that-depicts-him-killing-Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortez-and-President-Biden
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/9/2061318/-Good-News-Roundup-for-Tuesday-Nov-9-2021-Are-we-entering-a-new-political-era - covers a number of topics
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/8/2063078/-Mitch-McConnell-s-daughter-tweeted-about-the-need-to-pass-the-Voting-Rights-Act
 +
* https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/05/03/988756973/cant-help-falling-in-love-with-a-vaccine-how-polio-campaign-beat-vaccine-hesitan
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/4/2062293/-History-teacher-caught-spewing-Hunter-Biden-conspiracy-theories-to-room-full-of-eighth-graders - stochastic terrorism, right-wing violence
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/4/2062188/--Youngkin-cucked-Trump-A-conversation-with-a-swing-voter-in-Virginia
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/29/2060954/-Sens-Manchin-Sinema-release-grotesque-tweets-congratulating-themselves-Twitter-barks-back
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/29/2061046/-Hacked-Oath-Keepers-data-exposes-how-deeply-patriot-extremism-has-penetrated-the-mainstream
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* https://debunkingdenialism.com/
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** https://debunkingdenialism.com/2013/12/21/how-to-spot-a-pseudoscientific-paper/
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===11/27 Sat===
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* https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/26/omicron-covid-variant-us-to-restrict-travel-from-south-africa-7-other-nations.html - COVID omicron
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* https://web.archive.org/web/20211127172521/https://twitter.com/bootsriley/status/1464008290686234630 - US propaganda against [[North Korea]]
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===11/29 Mon===
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* https://mobile.twitter.com/heathersdesk/status/1464343254875328515 - white Mormon knitter fighting back against racism in the white Mormon knitter community
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===11/28 Sun===
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* https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/03/microsoft-irish-subsidiary-paid-zero-corporate-tax-on-220bn-profit-last-year
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** https://toot.cat/@argon/106346585117043407

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(From Discord on 2021-01-10:

So now I've thought of two ways right-wingism gets its hooks into people:

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<root> is andrew lee, some select quotes from today:
<root> wizardess: Thank you just keep supporting the movement of freedom!!!
<root> MAKE FREENODE GREAT AGAIN!!!!!!
<root> MFGA!!!!!
<GreenJello> root, and you wonder why people associate you with Trump?
<root> GreenJello: That's a huge compliment to be associated with such a great former President.
<root> <3

<root> jane_doe: hint the freenode network is its own sovereign state
<root> jane_doe: we have an agreement with the uk

<yanmaani> <@root> you guys are fucking stupid af. stop talkin like that u fucktards.
<wizardess> yanmaani: omg fake!!
<root> thats not fake

<root> This isn't the IRC wars.
<root> Communists are attacking freenode.
<root> This is the end of the cancel culture wars.
<root> This is the beginning of the power of unity.
<root> We are at the cusp of a new era... for the world.
<root> freenode is the very definition of freedom

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My Nextdoor editorial on this:

I think I disagree a little, here. I think Faux News is more an opportunistic exploiter of the situation -- a symptom -- than the cause.

Likewise, social media is just the latest iteration in the problem of information overwhelm -- although it may be the one which tipped the system over into chaotic behavior.

The cause, I would say, is the ever-increasing amount of information people have to sift through in order to understand the realities beyond their front door. Some people are better equipped (by whatever combination of nature and nurture) to handle this than others.

...which means that as the complexity continues to rise, the number of people do *not* handle infoglut very well goes up, and the opportunities to exploit those people for political gain increase correspondingly.

We need to establish some trustable, democratically-operated institutions for processing and distilling the transfinite complexities of reality, and we need to do it NOW.

8/11 (Wed)

Viewing post for Nextdoor:

  1. (today, 5m42s, Beau): "Let's talk about Rand Paul needing a remedial civics lesson...." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag_NJEc5cI4 Confession: I used to think Rand's dad was possibly okay, but it turned out I was wrong... and Rand is worse.
  2. (today, 9m07s, Rebecca Watson) "I Am Dealing With the IPCC Global Warming Report" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzuIJzO9AI4
    Listen to Rebecca. She knows what's up. Here's a text article about that same report: https://www.vox.com/22613027/un-ipcc-climate-change-report-ar6-disaster
    She also makes a very good comparison between the global warming crisis and the COVID crisis.
  3. (8/9, 18m21s, LuckyBlackCat) "OK Boomer: Class War Not Generation War" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY4pNGK7ccI
  4. (today, 19m13s, StepBack) "Cryptocurrency Is the Perfect Commodity" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THDsfQaeuiQ - I only disagree with about 5% of what he says, and it's mostly quibbling.
    Full disclosure: I got a couple of donations in BTC back in the early days, which of course blew up in value over the next decade. I managed to cash out $1000 of it during the last peak, and still have about $1000 worth -- but that only proves his point: the game rewards early-adopters, at the expense of everyone else. (I have never put any money *into* crypto, nor do I plan to.)
  5. (8/9, 41m01s, Rachel Maddow) "MSNBC Breaking News Today August 9, 2021" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5U7vFBbypU - interview with Dr. Fauci, where he answers a lot of questions about Delta, masks, and vaccination (Note: there's an annoying technical issue where the video is noticeably out of sync with the audio.)

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My post on Nextdoor:

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/editorials/os-op-florida-schools-rebellion-masks-ron-desantis-20210811-wanul5o5ofhcraynddi3su4iui-story.html (house editorial) "School districts are defying [DeSantis's] July 30 executive order prohibiting schools from requiring students to minimize the spread of COVID by wearing masks." DeSantis threatened to dock the salaries of superintendents and school boards who don't comply, and some are backing down.

DeSantis is actively preventing these schools from exercising their best judgement.

https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/politics/2021/08/11/desantis--would--fight-back-vociferously--against-any-biden-mask-overrule Quoth DeSantis: “Our view, of course, is that we believe this is a decision for the parent to make, just given the uncertainty about what it means, particularly for the young kids …”

WTF? What "uncertainty"? Wearing a mask is safer, period.

Also, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki notes that Florida has not distributed any of the money set aside for them in the American Rescue Plan to help schools reopen safely.

What's the denialist justification for *that*?

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/school-mask-fights-heating-conservative-states-79407587 "With the highly contagious delta variant fueling a surge in coronavirus cases just as students return to classrooms, major school districts in Arizona, Florida, Texas and beyond are increasingly defying Republican leaders who banned school mask mandates in several states."

Once again, Republican leaders prove they don't give an actual fig about anyone's "right to life".

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there are probably multiple factors which taken together add up to strong political belief preferences:

  • that which absolves them of responsibility
  • that which gives them more choices ("freedom")
  • that which paints the world as less scary
  • that which negates the need for social/political change

Anti-masking: denial of responsibility for spreading a deadly pandemic if they choose not to wear masks (because masks are uncomfortable and weird-looking). Voting for mask-deniers helps reinforce the belief that they're not to blame, and reduces this rather terrifying pandemic to something commonplace and mundane.

Climate denial: refusing to accept that something needs to be done, and absolution from culpability for any environmentally-damaging things they may have done (as Americans, this is pretty much unavoidable, but some have actively embraced environmental destruction as their manifest destiny), denial that the world is being affected in irreversible ways which are going to have huge consequences (and that the consequences we're seeing are in any way connected)

Shooting denial (e.g. Sandy Hook): refusing to accept responsibility for controlling the spread of guns, the tiny loss of freedom this might represent for gun-owners, the idea that something so terrible could actually happen (much less again and again)

Aporophobia (hatred of poor people): pretends that poverty is a choice, making the world less scary; denying responsibility to deal with the problem; denying the need for social change.

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oh noes more liberal indoctrination of children. Seems like everything is indoctrination to these people... well, anything except actual indoctrination, which they support.

It's almost like they want to make sure kids don't learn about any ideas except those which are suitably right-wing. :thinking:

I agree with the comment that said enforcing pledges of allegiance to *anything* is problematic. We don't want to be a totalitarian state.

...and to the military person who expressed dismay: Are you fighting for freedom, or enforced obedience?

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