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==January==
 
==January==
 
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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
 
* https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/26/omicron-covid-variant-us-to-restrict-travel-from-south-africa-7-other-nations.html - COVID omicron
 
* https://web.archive.org/web/20211127172521/https://twitter.com/bootsriley/status/1464008290686234630 - US propaganda against [[North Korea]]
 
* 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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* 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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* https://twitter.com/RichardDawkins/status/1465324057277173772?t=TNYDLIF-izl1XdXu30z5mg&s=19 - [[Richard Dawkins]] signs TERF manifesto
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===11/30 Tue===
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* https://twitter.com/cromolyboy/status/1465370062710312964 - NYT tries to build a narrative that millennials are now confronting inflation for the first time, but the reality is... otherwise.
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/29/2066665/-Anti-mask-parent-attacked-school-board-chair-by-outing-her-8-year-old-trans-daughter - things that happen in closed conservoid discussion groups
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==December==
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===12/1 Wed===
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* https://undark.org/2021/11/29/ecocide-5/ - Russian Arctic, pollution, Norilsk Nickel
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===12/2 Thu===
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* https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/sotomayor-suggests-supreme-court-won-t-survive-stench-overturning-roe-n1285166 [[Sonia Sotomayor]], [[Roe v. Wade]]
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* https://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-better-alternative-to-capitalism/answer/Alexander-Finnegan - interesting take on capitalism vs. socialism, with quite a few deepread references
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/1/2066883/-Manchin-rewarded-by-Republican-group-with-ads-thanking-him-for-betraying-Biden-Democrats - Mitch McConnell loves Joe Manchin, and so does the GOP machine in the form of the [[Coalition to Protect American Workers]], a Republican group led by Marc Short, former Vice President Mike Pence's former chief of staff
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/1/2067089/-Jen-Psaki-Shocks-FOX-News-Hack-Peter-Doocy-with-Trump-s-Deadly-Record-of-COVID-Mismanagement
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* https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjbb9d/hackers-are-spamming-businesses-receipt-printers-with-antiwork-manifestos
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** https://twitter.com/laurenkgurley/status/1466519677731934208?s=21
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===12/3 Fri===
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* https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/12/2nd-us-omicron-case-just-traveled-to-nyc-anime-convention-with-53k-attendees/
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** https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2021/12/03/good-morning-omicron/
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*** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/107383167293939755
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* https://www.themarysue.com/donald-trump-positive-covid-test-before-biden-debate/
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** https://www.thedailybeast.com/mark-meadows-agrees-with-trump-that-his-new-book-is-fake-news
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* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2021/12/03/who-was-the-thief-here/ - [[Joel Osteen]]
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** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/107383545823184373
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* https://news.yahoo.com/jim-jordan-says-real-america-170017508.html - [[Jim Jordan]], lies
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* https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/republican-senator-blocks-gun-control-law-in-wake-of-michigan-shooting/ar-AARp9Fs?li=BBnb7Kz
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* https://www.yahoo.com/news/candace-owens-dubbed-mouthpiece-wing-133000605.html - [[Candace Owens]], black conservoid, says "Black Americans are the most murderous group in America by race and their victims are mostly other black people." (this is the [[black-on-black violence]] trope)
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* https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/12/02/politics/florida-state-guard-desantis/index.html - headline makes it sound worse than it is. I think.
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** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_WBSZKCozg Beau: it's a political stunt
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===12/4 Sat===
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* Those $450k payments:
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** https://www.tillis.senate.gov/2021/12/tillis-cotton-cornyn-and-mcconnell-introduce-legislation-to-prevent-settlement-payments-for-illegal-immigrants
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** https://www.foxnews.com/politics/republican-senators-introduce-bill-payments-separated-illegal-immigrants
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** '''2021-11-02''' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJjFtQz2Zik Let's talk about Biden's $450,000 payments....] (video, 5:21: Beau of the Fifth Column)
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*** This is a settlement from a bunch of lawsuits which the government expects to lose in court.
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*** If the settlement doesn't go through, then each case goes to court, and it costs a lot more. "This is a lowball settlement offer." We'll also probably find out a lot of dirt about the Trump admin and the GOP. They should ''prefer'' the payoff.
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* https://secondnexus.com/madison-cawthorn-earthen-vessels-abortion - [[Madison Cawthorn]]
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** [[cwre:Woozle/2021/12/04/2]]
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* https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/12/01/1040802/how-bad-will-omicron-get/
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* https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2019/05/01/are-addicted-anger/SkrH8k390jgtkY0JBObJ0K/story.html
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* https://19thnews.org/2021/11/flight-attendants-unruly-violent-passengers/ "In all, there have been reports of 5,240 unruly incidents, 72 percent of them related to mask mandates." "...airlines have been struggling to manage the surge in demand for flights with labor force shortages and fewer flight attendants choosing to take on overtime hours. In October, that kind of breakdown led to about 2,000 flight cancellations at Southwest Airlines, for example."
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* https://www.outsideonline.com/culture/essays-culture/how-to-save-a-ski-town-west-tourism-economy/ - microcosm of the housing crisis, which is just a microcosm of [[economic disparity]]
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* Omicron:
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** https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/12/01/1040802/how-bad-will-omicron-get/
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** https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/uk-news/face-masks-compulsory-covid-omicron-22297821
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** https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/boris-johnson-presser-omicron-covid-22296311
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** https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2021/11/new-radically-different-covid-variant-getting-footholds-now-as-media-and-officials-remain-complacent.html
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* https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2021/11/30/kimbal-musks-big-green-dao-is-a-big-step-for-web-3/
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* https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/would-you-manage-70-children-and-a-15-ton-vehicle-for-18-an-hour/
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* https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/afghanistan-taliban-rule-american-exit-photos-1258020/
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* https://web.archive.org/web/20211121100913/https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/21/us/politics/manchin-sinema-republican-donors.html
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* https://money.com/pay-transparency-laws-employers-share-salaries/
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/this-presidential-speech-on-race-shocked-the-nation-in-1921 - wokeness in 1921
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* https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2021/11/09/beyond-red-vs-blue-the-political-typology-2/
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* https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/11/15/the-great-organic-food-fraud
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-europe-became-so-rich
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* https://theconversation.com/congress-passes-1t-infrastructure-bill-but-how-does-the-government-go-about-spending-that-much-money-165376
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* https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-virginias-and-new-jerseys-elections-could-suggest-a-red-wave-in-2022/
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/too-many-jobs-feel-meaningless-because-they-are
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* https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-technology-business-broadband-internet-congress-d89d6bb1b39cd9c67ae9fc91f5eb4c0d
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* https://juliaserano.medium.com/on-being-explicitly-named-in-a-violent-gender-critical-manifesto-e74ece76583d
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** https://juliaserano.medium.com/autogynephilia-and-anti-trans-activism-23c0c6ad7e9d
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** https://twitter.com/JuliaSerano/status/1455582444422262786
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** https://twitter.com/JuliaSerano/status/1457751383071883264
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** [https://godforsaken.website/@alex/107202668838440735 BBC transphobia article] - related, I think?
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* https://www.popsci.com/science/hail-mary-national-womens-football-leagueexcerpt/
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-do-rich-people-love-endurance-sports
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* https://toot.cat/@anubis2814/107203870370524208 "The devastating human toll from the coronavirus reached another major milestone Monday when the worldwide death tally surpassed 5 million. Nowhere in the globe has the cost in lives been higher than in the United States, with over 746,000 Americans killed. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/11/01/covid-global-deaths-5-million-vaccines-cases/6227169001/"
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* https://lgbt.io/@celesteh/107213009144738340 "Stephen Whittle talking about transphobia in academia is kind of heartbreaking https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/11/03/kathleen-stock-trans-university-transphobia/"
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* https://chaos.social/@sofia/107237433409968587 - discussion about anger over NFTs
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* [https://anticapitalism.quora.com/?__ni__=0&__nsrc__=4&__snid3__=28808958084&__tiids__=43799318&hide_composer=1 Do conservatives even know what socialism is?]
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* [https://anticapitalism.quora.com/If-people-know-that-capitalism-has-failed-why-do-they-continue-to-live-under-it-helplessly-3 If people know that capitalism has failed, why do they continue to live under it helplessly?]
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* [https://www.quora.com/Why-dont-leftists-like-Israel-Israel-shares-a-lot-of-values-with-the-left-free-healthcare-free-abortions-free-gender-reassignments-and-100-government-owned-companies/answer/Jonah-Wood-8 Why don't leftists like Israel? Israel shares a lot of values with the left: free healthcare, free abortions, free gender reassignments, and 100 government-owned companies.]
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* https://weirder.earth/@hafnia/107295192709099314 - subtle transphobia in "female empowerment"?
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* https://toot.cat/@dredmorbius/107319969989727722 "In an adversarial legal system, no one represents 'externalities'."
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===12/5 Sun===
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* https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/first-big-tranche-infrastructure-dollars-heading-states-water-lead-pipes-n1285253
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* https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-congressman-posts-family-christmas-picture-with-guns-days-after-school-2021-12-05/
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* guaranteed income initiatives:
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** [[US/CA/San Diego|San Diego]]: https://www.sandiegoforeverychild.org/guaranteed-income/
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** [[US/TN/Nashville|Nashville]]: https://www.movingnashvilleforward.org/
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*** video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDEQTyiYMEg
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* https://www.npr.org/2021/12/03/1061214253/bob-inglis-how-i-changed-my-mind-about-climate-change - Republican ex-climate-denier [[Bob Inglis]]
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* https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2021/S326 - voter suppression bill vetoed by [[Roy Cooper]]
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* https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/us-president-biden-calls-intellectual-property-protection-waivers-covid-19-2021-11-26/
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* https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/26/politics/travel-restrictions-south-africa/index.html
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* https://www.propublica.org/article/they-took-us-away-from-each-other-lost-inside-americas-shadow-foster-system - how the foster-care system is broken
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* '''2009-04-01''' [https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1940161208330904 The Irony of Satire: Political Ideology and the Motivation to See What You Want to See in The Colbert Report]: science proves that conservoidism kills satire
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===12/6 Mon===
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* https://twitter.com/xaviersonline/status/1467148938809516034 "polywork" appears on the internet
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** https://twitter.com/Hollyfox142/status/1467149460631261187 - apparently coordinated among multiple news-sources
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*** https://cybre.space/@devurandom/107400177789097779
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* https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/queen-elizabeth-barbados-relationship-change-symbolizes-generational-shift-ncna1285354
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* https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/12/05/japanese-latinos-us-war-hostages-history-523711 - US rounds up Japanese-looking but non-Japanese people ''in other countries'' to use in hostage exchange, then refuses to grant them citizen status when the hostage-exchange doesn't happen. [[history]]
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* https://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/boycott-college-rankings/
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** https://twitter.com/thephilacitizen/status/1467861395471581188
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*** https://toot.cat/@anubis2814/107400453322860379
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* [https://rys.io/en/157.html Blockchain-based consensus systems are an energy-waste ratchet]
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** https://mastodon.technology/@rysiek/107397754050756582
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* https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-supremacists-stage-bizarro-rally-021956089.html "[[Patriot Front]] was once known as [[Vanguard America]] but changed its name after a man affiliated with the group murdered a woman at the notorious [[2017/08/12/Charlottesville Nazi march|Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville]]."
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* https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-joe-biden-lifestyle-health-travel-ef7c250c58b90b9835a972d7ebd9556b - Omicron possibly less severe than initial fears
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* https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-elections-wisconsin-voting-election-2020-5f799879afe2b8cad2daa0d7b494affa "The backing for a possible route around Gov. Tony Evers was revealed during a private meeting on elections hosted by the [[American Legislative Exchange Council]]..."
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** Hogan Gidley, [[Center for Election Integrity]] (vote-suppression org)
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** https://apnews.com/article/elections-voting-michigan-gretchen-whitmer-legislature-0c51b390408cc8c3f73c20a57fa81110 - similar effort already underway in Michigan
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** apparently some of this is backlash against [[Mark Zuckerberg]] donating money to election offices: https://apnews.com/article/elections-facebook-mark-zuckerberg-d034c4c1f5a9fa3fb02aa9898493c708
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** [https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-elections-arizona-phoenix-conspiracy-theories-d38321441bcd6cea58421f6871b4f74e GOP review finds no proof Arizona election stolen from Trump]: just a reminder
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* https://www.salon.com/2021/12/05/ilhan-omar-calls-kevin-mccarthy-a-liar-and-a-coward-for-refusal-to-condemn-boeberts-islamophobia_partner/
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* https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/12/05/1059828993/data-vaccine-misinformation-trump-counties-covid-death-rate - disinformation pandemic; COVID-19
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** https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/poll-finding/importance-of-partisanship-predicting-vaccination-status/ - Republicans are now the largest share of unvaccinated adults
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/5/2067670/-Republican-Triggered-By-Uppity-Blacks-In-TV-Commercial - right-wingers claiming reverse racism again
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===12/7 Tue===
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* https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20211201-family-estrangement-why-adults-are-cutting-off-their-parents
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* https://www.wired.com/story/peng-shuai-censorship-china/ {{fmt/quote|This censorship is fundamentally about the dismantling of social resources. Content takedowns not only address the shorter-term problem of text or images that government actors want to remove, they also weaken activists' ability to rebuild by isolating them and dampening their ability to create new resources.}} ... {{fmt/quote|In 2013, amidst a flurry of blogger crackdowns, novelist Hao Qun summarized the trend aptly: “They want to sever those relationships and make the relationship on Weibo atomized, just like relations in Chinese society, where everyone is just a solitary atom.”}}
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* https://www.vox.com/22797395/antarctica-was-once-a-rainforest-could-it-be-again
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* https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/12/03/climate-change-warming-planet-slows-jet-stream-causing-downpours-drought/8829944002/
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* https://twitter.com/skepticalspice/status/1467055081300312068 - Kim Iversen sets up a clear case and then reaches the exact opposite conclusion
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** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bbDPvUOsXU - longer piece on this topic
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** https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q6408835 - WikiData entry
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* https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2021/11/25/florida-state-senator-files-bill-to-allow-employers-to-offer-sub-minimum-training-wage/#// "employers would be able to offer the training wage to any employee for the first six months of their employment."
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* https://nautil.us/issue/108/change/a-lab-of-her-own - women in science: [[Rita Levi-Montalcini]] {{fmt/quote|Today, few people—even very few scientists—know what it was that Levi-Montalcini uncovered in her bedroom lab in Turin. Textbooks cite her courage but rarely her wartime discoveries, which are usually credited to others. Levi-Montalcini earned a Nobel Prize for scientific accomplishments that she made after the war.}}
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* https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-defense-of-scrooge-whose-thrift-blessed-the-world-11608762986 {{icon/paywall}} - by [[Phil Gramm]] and [[Mike Solon]] (who?): doubtless a rich source of capitalist narrative myths
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** https://www.uspolicystrategies.com/wsj-in-defense-of-scrooge-whose-thrift-blessed-the-world/ - unpaywalled copy
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**: The key point here is the classic move of assigning credit to capitalism for all the progressive action ''against'' capitalist tendencies
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**: There needs to be a word or phrase for using association to prove equivalency. S&M "created wealth" and hoarded the profits; the wealth was beneficial to everyone (given the premise that social gains were because of capitalism rather than in spite of it), therefore the fact that they didn't spend their profits, which we will also call "wealth they created", was good. ...therefore it's good that they didn't give any of it away.
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**: ...even though their hoarded wealth and the social wealth they supposedly created are completely different things.
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* '''2021-11-12''' [https://www.bbc.com/news/business-59263300 Portugal bans bosses texting staff after-hours]
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** https://mastodon.social/@TauAs/107266321123852839
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* '''2021-11-09''' https://yanmaani.github.io/proof-of-stake-is-a-scam-and-the-people-promoting-it-are-scammers/
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** https://mastodon.social/@TauAs/107359993612893880
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* https://torrentfreak.com/u-s-indicts-two-men-for-running-a-20-million-youtube-content-id-scam-211203/ - [[copyright abuse]]
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** https://mastodon.social/@TauAs/107388716471185442
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* https://proteanmag.com/2021/11/29/the-american-prison-systems-war-on-reading/ - prison-industrial complex
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** https://mastodon.social/@TauAs/107375277619686152
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* '''2021-11-22''' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2b-N-lNbpk Pastor Promotes Rape & Abuse from the Pulpit]
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* https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/12/verizon-ignored-users-previous-opt-outs-in-latest-push-to-scan-web-browsing/
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===12/8 Wed===
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* https://humanpsychologyfacts.quora.com/https-www-quora-com-What-is-an-interesting-fact-of-history-that-most-people-dont-know-answer-Akram-Odaily -- ''according to The Prisoner in His Palace'' (book) by Will Bardenwerper, some of the soldiers who guarded [[Saddam Hussein]] in his last days felt close to him
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* https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/how-the-global-chip-shortage-led-to-covid-tragedy-for-one-malaysian-town - capitalist abuses, COVID-19, STMicroelectronics NV, Malaysia
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* https://www.sltrib.com/news/education/2021/11/09/community-mourns-utah/ - 10yo black autistic girl suicides because of racist bullying
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* https://indyweek.com/culture/stage/comedian-joseph-richards-on-breaking-up-with-jesus/
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* omicron:
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** https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-new-variant-omicron-explainer-116ef818ac4a8e7bc23bb28d6511ecad
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** https://therealnews.com/who-south-africa-urge-nations-to-lift-naive-omicron-travel-bans
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* '''2019-04-01''' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C74-f4ZV-ss Letting Go Of God] (video, 2:10:11, Julia Sweeney)
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* https://www.quora.com/Why-do-liberals-think-all-conservatives-deny-the-southern-strategy-Im-conservative-and-dont-deny-it/answer/Daniel-Whose-Favorite-City-is-Kamakura-Kanagawa
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===12/9 Thu===
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/8/2068166/-Apology-amp-confession-from-one-of-the-architects-of-the-Right-Wing-misogynistic-pro-life-movement - [[Frank Schaeffer]], [[forced-birth movement]]
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/7/2067777/-In-seven-days-Trump-gave-us-all-a-lesson-into-the-behavior-of-cornered-rats {{fmt/quote|Imagine testing positive for COVID-19, then deliberately not telling anyone for a week that you tested positive while continuing to go about your normal routine, knowingly putting others at risk. Then imagine being so cowardly and venal that rather than admitting to that test, you instead decided to blame the grieving families of dead U.S. soldiers for exposing you...}}
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/8/2068074/-Man-who-climbed-up-government-funded-ladder-endorses-burning-ladder-now-that-he-s-safely-at-the-top - having benefited from government subsidies for electric cars, Elon Musk wants to end all government subsidies
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/8/2068191/-Over-400-books-pulled-from-Texas-school-district-following-demand-for-review-from-GOP-lawmaker right-wing freedom of speech, [[US/TX/San Antonio]]
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/8/2068091/-Thanks-for-the-report-Now-expand-the-Supreme-Court
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/8/2068218/-After-his-latest-pro-Putin-rant-it-s-fair-to-ask-whether-Tucker-Carlson-is-an-actual-Russian-asset
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/3/2067353/-The-right-wing-s-poisoning-of-the-Federal-judiciary-will-extend-far-beyond-simply-overruling-Roe
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/6/2067839/-Openly-trans-high-schooler-says-school-officials-told-him-he-can-t-use-boys-bathroom-anymore
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/1/2066974/-Critical-race-theory-Nah-these-racists-want-to-ban-kids-books-about-the-civil-rights-movement {{fmt/quote|We can say until we’re blue in the face that critical race theory is a graduate-level school of thought not taught in K-12 schools, and along comes an anti-CRT group to show that what they really object to is any teaching that shows that racism is or has ever been a real thing.}} [[Moms for Liberty]]
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/3/2067360/-Black-parents-see-a-problem-with-how-race-is-taught-in-schools-but-it-s-not-CRT
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/1/2066931/-Greg-Abbott-scapegoating-South-Africans-for-crossing-the-southern-border
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/2/2067213/-Abortion-pill-ban-you-might-not-have-heard-of-goes-into-effect-in-Texas
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/1/2067040/-Justice-Sotomayor-makes-the-case-for-expanding-the-Supreme-Court {{fmt/quote|Sotomayor homed in on that in her questioning of Mississippi Solicitor General Scott Stewart. “Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts?” she asked. “I don’t see how it is possible.” With that one question, Sotomayor just explained why her institution has to be reformed—and why court expansion is so essential.}}
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/7/2068128/-Manchin-has-succeeded-in-hacking-off-big-hunks-of-Build-Back-Better-bill-and-he-STILL-isn-t-happy
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/2/2067175/-Apparently-we-ve-been-lying-to-girls-for-a-long-time {{tm/quote|Yesterday, it became readily apparent girls and women are second class citizens to a glob of cells that can kill its host. We tell girls that they can be anything they want and that they can follow their dreams. It’s just that today, that feels like that’s a lie we’ve been telling more than 50% of the country for a long time.}}
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* https://www.vogue.com/article/anti-birth-control-movement
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* '''2015-05''' [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4434794/ Contraception and abortion: Fruits of the same rotten tree?] - is this even science?
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* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2021/12/09/they-read-science-articles-they-just-dont-understand-them/
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** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/107418892758390439
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* https://redgreenandblue.org/2021/12/09/man-thinks-abortion-punished-hanging-worried-climate-totalitarianism/
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* https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/12/amazon-fined-e1-1-billion-by-italy-for-antitrust-abuse/
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* https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgdy43/buffalo-starbucks-union-election-victory
 +
** https://twitter.com/laurenkgurley/status/1469016131767734272?s=21
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** https://twitter.com/MorePerfectUS/status/1469015370669477889
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*** https://cybre.space/@devurandom/107423796155830543
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===12/10 Fri===
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* https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/10/anger-boils-as-uk-parliament-endorses-obscene-nationality-bill {{fmt/quote|Clause 9 of the bill is of particular concern as it will allow the government to deprive a person of citizenship without having to notify them. This can be done if officials either do not have the subject’s contact details or if doing so is not “reasonably practical”.}}
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** https://newsbots.eu/@aljazeera_english/107423104013564488
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* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2021/12/10/boys-will-be-boyscall-in-the-exterminators/ - misogyny in science, Smithsonian
 +
** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/107423185054554646
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* https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-12-08/torrance-police-traded-racist-homophobic-texts-it-could-jeopardize-hundreds-of-cases
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** https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/9/2068265/-Torrance-police-under-investigation-after-slew-of-racist-homophobic-anti-semitic-texts-surface
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* https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2021/12/09/how-cryptocurrency-revolutionized-white-supremacist-movement
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** https://puntarella.party/@antanicus/107419164774728646
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* '''2021-12-09''' [https://www.texastribune.org/2021/12/09/texas-abortion-law/ State judge declares Texas abortion law unconstitutional — but does not stop it from being enforced]
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* https://www.npr.org/2021/12/09/1062791666/new-york-attorney-general-seeking-to-question-donald-trump
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/9/2068404/-Flight-attendant-goes-Karen-demands-pilot-kicks-Black-mother-holding-a-newborn-off-the-plane
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/9/2068431/-Hundreds-of-high-schoolers-walkout-of-class-in-solidarity-with-students-of-color-after-viral-TikTok - a few people are racist and think that's ok, but most people disagree
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/10/1939430/-Conservatives-fret-why-are-young-liberals-so-intolerant-of-plague-spreading-democracy-killers
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** this seems related: '''2021-11-25''' [https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/nov/25/society-thatcher-reagan-covid-pandemic Is society coming apart?]
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* 2022 NC primary elections
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** North Carolina's Supreme Court [https://twitter.com/TravisFain/status/1468702686388408334 temporarily stayed candidate filing] for all races in an [https://appellate.nccourts.org/orders.php?t=P&court=1&id=395562&pdf=1&a=0&docket=1&dev=1 order] on Wednesday and also pushed out the state's primary from March 8 to May 17, due to a pair of lawsuits challenging the state's new congressional and legislative maps that are currently pending.
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/9/2068265/-Torrance-police-under-investigation-after-slew-of-racist-homophobic-anti-semitic-texts-surface
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* https://anticapitalism.quora.com/https-www-quora-com-What-is-really-responsible-for-the-poverty-in-African-countries-answer-Jonah-Wood-8
 +
* https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21-463_3ebh.pdf#page=36 - Sotomayor's dissent
 +
** https://twitter.com/maxkennerly/status/1469329870060756996?s=21
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===12/11 Sat===
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* https://wir2022.wid.world/ - World Inequality Report 2022
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** '''2021-12-18''' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVi0UMEvpHk Wolff Responds: World Inequality Report 2022] (video, 11:58, Richard Wolff)
 +
** https://www.businessinsider.com/how-bad-is-inequality-trickle-down-economics-thomas-piketty-economists-2021-12
 +
*** https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/12/07/2158231/huge-20-year-study-shows-trickle-down-is-a-myth-inequality-rampant
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/25/2060106/-A-tiny-percentage-of-people-leave-their-jobs-over-vaccine-mandates-but-they-dominate-the-headlines
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* https://nextdoor.com/p/p-G5fTk5XcNF?utm_source=share&extras=MzAxNTk5NDg%3D - seems like a fairly typical discussion about affordable housing, poverty, etc. with a sprinkling of NIMBYism and [[fair world fallacy]]
 +
* https://www.quora.com/What-is-left-wing-accelerationism/answer/Shayn-McCallum - leftist accelerationism
 +
 +
===12/12 Sun===
 +
* '''2021-12-11''' [https://twitter.com/CAgovernor/status/1469865007517089798 from Gavin Newsom]: {{fmt/quote|If states can shield their laws from review by federal courts, then CA will use that authority to help protect lives. / We will work to create the ability for private citizens to sue anyone who manufactures, distributes, or sells an assault weapon or ghost gun kit or parts in CA.}}
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** That countermove was totally predicted by a lot of people. It's almost like gun-rights advocates don't think these things through for even half a second.
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* '''2021-12-10''' [https://twitter.com/acyn/status/1469495998372147201?s=21 Greg Abbott] (video): {{fmt/quote|This is whether or not somebody is going to have something put into their body that they do not want put into their body. That’s more than freedom, that’s the right to control and secure your own body.}}
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** me: [https://twitter.com/Woozalia/status/1470014624292651013 How about the right to control whether or not your body contains a fetus, jerkface?]
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* [https://twitter.com/toddkaminsky/status/1464709037593923591?s=20 2021-11-27] {{fmt/quote|The Neo-fascist Proud Boys marched through Rockville Centre today, close to my office. I think the latest elections emboldened them-I don’t remember this happening before. I will not be silent. Their hatred has no place here-this is not the Nassau I know. Who else will speak up?}}
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** https://nextdoor.com/p/DpFW9XWjTMW4
 +
* https://www.quora.com/Did-fascism-start-as-left-wing-but-become-more-right-wing-over-time/answer/Shayn-McCallum
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===12/13 Mon===
 +
* https://www.eater.com/22823035/union-organizing-fast-food-chains-chipotle
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* https://www.vice.com/en/article/88gqgp/mouse-mover-jiggler-app-keep-screen-on-active
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/10/2068642/-Florida-man-faces-15-years-after-violent-threats-to-powerful-women - right-wing violence
 +
* https://www.huffpost.com/entry/matt-gaetz-gop-2022-threat_n_61b06df0e4b07c4c95c4dd9e
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** https://www.huffpost.com/entry/matt-gaetz-democratic-party-ad-2022_n_61b2fc78e4b068effec861c5 -- commercial using Gaetz's prediction against him
 +
* [[Thom Tillis]]: [https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/thom-tillis/summary?cid=N00035492&cycle=2018&type=I OpenSecrets]
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* https://www.quora.com/Why-do-liberals-believe-in-the-things-they-support/answer/Michael-Barnard-14
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===12/14 Tue===
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* https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/13/22826114/takedown-notices-online-thrift-shops-copyright-trademark - copyright abuse (probably)
 +
* https://twitter.com/jonasgoonface/status/1470109582315900936?s=21 - cartoon about an event during the Kellogg's strike
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===12/15 Wed===
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* [[global warming]]:
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** https://www.nrdc.org/stories/these-photographs-show-how-rising-sea-connects-us-all - global
 +
** https://www.nrdc.org/stories/can-miami-beach-hold-its-ground-against-king-tides - [[US/FL/Miami Beach]]
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** https://www.nrdc.org/stories/carolinas-face-climate-trifecta-floods-fire-and-heat - [[US/Carolinas]]
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** https://www.nrdc.org/stories/climate-change-floods-north-carolinas-housing-market - [[US/NC]]
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** https://www.nrdc.org/stories/people-isle-jean-charles-are-louisianas-first-climate-refugees-they-wont-be-last - [[US/LA]]
 +
** https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/13/22832647/tornadoes-science-behind-climate-change - higher temps means more tornadoes
 +
* https://tech.slashdot.org/story/21/12/14/1918216/her-instagram-handle-was-metaverse-last-month-it-vanished - more corporate theft from the social commons
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/13/2069034/-Dolly-Parton-told-President-Trump-to-go-away-twice
 +
* Foxmas tree fire
 +
** https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/13/2069091/-Jen-Psaki-tells-Peter-Doocy-to-get-out-of-here-with-that-War-on-Christmas-crap
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** https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/10/2068588/-Tucker-Carlson-declares-irrational-war-on-the-homeless-over-a-tree
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-the-18th-century-gay-bar-survived-and-thrived-in-a-deadly-environment - LGBTQ history
 +
* https://www.yahoo.com/news/biden-says-hes-deeply-troubled-224949294.html - Kellogg's strike
 +
* https://therealnews.com/inflation-panic-is-the-new-deficit-hawkery
 +
* https://therealnews.com/rights-groups-decry-farcical-and-corrupt-verdict-as-myanmars-suu-kyi-sentenced-to-four-years-in-prison
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* https://therealnews.com/cops-tried-to-tase-him-during-a-routine-traffic-stop-but-a-video-turned-the-tables
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* https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2021/10/elephants-poaching-war-tusklessness/620447/
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===12/16 Thu===
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* https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article256075082.html - Hayti, Durham, NC; urban removal; gentrification
 +
* https://www.thenation.com/article/society/taxi-driver-strike/
 +
* https://www.npr.org/2021/12/15/1064598531/the-fda-could-permanently-lift-some-restrictions-on-abortion-pills {{fmt/quote|Before the coronavirus pandemic, doctors could prescribe the pills only to patients who were able to pick them up in person. But in response to COVID-19, the Biden administration suspended that requirement, allowing them to be mailed to patients instead. The decision by the FDA on Thursday makes that change permanent.}}
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===12/17 Fri===
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* https://www.foxnews.com/politics/desantis-critical-race-theory-training-schools-corporate-america
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-clockwork-universe-is-free-will-an-illusion -- again, which definition of [[free will]] are they using?
 +
* https://www.politico.com/news/2021/12/15/biden-manchin-megabill-524776 - Manchin seems to be the holdup with Build Back Better
 +
===12/18 Sat===
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* https://www.essence.com/culture/bell-hooks-books/ [[bell hooks]]
 +
* https://medium.com/history-of-women/the-woman-who-helped-debunk-a-fatal-covid-19-misconception-a5679b96eb5d -- [[COVID-19]]
 +
** references this article - https://web.archive.org/web/20210603022358/https://www.wired.com/story/the-teeny-tiny-scientific-screwup-that-helped-covid-kill/ - which apparently is widely referenced by epidemiologists as being accurate
 +
* https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-17/dominion-defamation-suit-against-fox-gets-go-ahead-from-judge
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** [[cwre:Woozle/2021/12/18]]
 +
* https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/trump-white-house-made-deliberate-efforts-undermine-covid-response-report-n1286211
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* https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1869.Nickel_and_Dimed - poverty in America
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/16/2069593/-MyPillow-guy-says-he-s-spent-25-million-trying-to-prove-Trump-won-the-election-Trump-lost
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/17/2069688/-Boris-Johnson-suffers-massive-by-election-upset
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/16/2069581/-South-Dakota-governor-reminds-us-she-hasn-t-forgotten-her-mission-to-keep-trans-girls-out-of-sports
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* https://revealnews.org/article/dc-police-tried-to-fire-24-current-officers-for-criminal-offenses/
 +
** https://twitter.com/i/events/1472201804788109312?s=21
 +
* https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/fox-news-fake-images-seattle/
 +
* https://tech.slashdot.org/story/21/12/17/2222250/amazon-driver-was-warned-shed-be-fired-for-returning-with-packages-during-a-tornado - worker endangerment
 +
* '''2021-12-03''' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-vIGz2SuO0 How PragerU Creates Transphobia (in Trans-Affirming Folks)] (video, 56:32, Jesse Gender)
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* https://twitter.com/AdamMGrant/status/1472276669247500297 - solution-aversion as a barrier to solutions
 +
** https://mastodon.cloud/@FerdiZ/107470736291308045
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===12/19 Sun===
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* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wehsz38P74g - how extreme wealth leads to empty living spaces
 +
* https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/19/sen-joe-manchin-says-he-wont-vote-for-bidens-build-back-better-act.html - does Manchin ''honestly believe'' BBBA will add to the national debt? If so, he's a twit. So either he's a twit or he's lying.
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** https://www.yahoo.com/news/joe-manchin-privately-told-colleagues-104509135.html - turns out both are true: {{fmt/quote|Manchin has told several of his fellow Democrats that he thought parents would waste monthly child tax credit payments on drugs instead of providing for their children...}}
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*** https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/21/2070467/-The-top-use-of-those-child-tax-credit-checks-Manchin-worried-would-be-used-for-drugs-Food
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* https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/17/pfizer-executives-say-covid-could-become-endemic-by-2024.html
 +
* https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/sarah-palin-covid-fauci-vaccine-mandates-b1979014.html
 +
** https://twitter.com/independent/status/1472637957576314886?s=21 - isn't that kind of literally "asking for it"?
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===12/20 Mon===
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* https://www.quora.com/How-did-Iran-turn-from-a-modern-developed-country-into-a-corrupt-underdeveloped-stink/answer/Toma%C5%BE-Vargazon - parallel between Iran and US, Khomeini and Trump {{fmt/quote|Iran had a liberal elite centered in large cities who gave the country a modern, vibrant vibe. It also had a rural majority that was religious, conservative and outraged at the liberal elites. Ayatolah Khomeini did not change Iran, he merely empowered the rural and religious folks to take up arms and explain to the liberals in cities their ways were mistaken and they would have to follow their rules from now on - at gunpoint, if needed be.}}
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* https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/betrayed-house-progressives-erupt-over-manchin-build-back-better-opposition-n1286287
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* https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/12/and-now-for-the-good-news-about-omicron.html
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===12/21 Tue===
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* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2021/12/21/sexual-harassmentin-my-own-back-yard/ - sexual predators in positions of power get rewarded
 +
** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/107485387647523834
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* {{l/wp|History of the cooperative movement}}
 +
* https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/12/verizon-ignored-users-previous-opt-outs-in-latest-push-to-scan-web-browsing/
 +
** https://twitter.com/arstechnica/status/1473294053106147336?s=21
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/20/2070233/-Anchorage-s-anti-vaxxer-mayor-lies-about-turning-off-city-s-fluoridation-system-for-several-hours
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/20/2070368/-Pictures-Antivaxxers-Must-See - what [[SARS-CoV-2]] actually does to your lungs
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* https://grist.org/business-technology/none-of-the-worlds-top-industries-would-be-profitable-if-they-paid-for-the-natural-capital-they-use/
 +
* https://twitter.com/bctgm/status/1473316163635580936?s=21 - Kellogg's strike ends successfully
 +
* '''2007-04-25''' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfheSAcCsrE Misquoting Jesus in the Bible - Professor Bart D. Ehrman]
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* https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29637686 - a problematic debate methodology. [[bubble argument]]?
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/16/2069578/-Did-Jimmy-Carter-really-get-lowered-into-a-nuclear-reactor-to-help-save-Canada-Hell-yes-he-did - apparently his inability to pronounce "nuclear" was not an indication of his level of knowledge on the subject
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/14/2069228/-Truck-driver-sentenced-to-110-years-in-jail-for-fiery-accident-that-killed-four-too-much - examples of judicial malfunction
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/20/2070366/-In-rural-precincts-right-wing-extremists-wage-a-campaign-of-intimidation-against-the-mainstream
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* https://mastodon.technology/@rysiek/107488003000321712 - could it be that Jack Dorsey is sincere?
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** https://nitter.net/jack/status/1473139010197508098
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** https://nitter.net/jack/status/1473361222825299974
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===12/22 Wed===
 +
* the current right-wing push for an Article V constitutional convention:
 +
** https://www.gastongazette.com/story/opinion/columns/2021/04/08/https-www-gastongazette-com-story-news-2021-03-29-nc-house-speaker-tim-moore-backs-convention-term-l/7147221002/
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** https://www.aucd.org/docs/BBA%20Constitutional%20Convention%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf (no date)
 +
** https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/TR/Transcripts/2019_0134_0021_TSTMNY.pdf - Mark Meckler's 2019 testimony
 +
** https://www.commoncause.org/resource/u-s-constitution-threatened-as-article-v-convention-movement-nears-success/
 +
** https://www.newsweek.com/mark-meckler-addresses-critics-parler-convention-states-1579629
 +
* Manchin vs. BBBA:
 +
** https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/21/business/coal-miners-joe-manchin/index.html - coal miners want him to support it
 +
** https://www.yahoo.com/news/biden-said-manchin-going-something-211822447.html
 +
* '''2021-12-08''' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqqXWsIeYqA Let's talk about the thing we missed in Crenshaw's speech....]: what to be afraid of, and who to blame for it
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* https://twitter.com/sara__pequeno/status/1473056750605680643 - holiday mass eviction in Durham
 +
** https://twitter.com/javiera4durham/status/1473753307390824461?s=21 - except not (but it's not clear whether they might still be evicted after that)
 +
* https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/100-of-duke-health-patients-in-icu-or-on-life-saving-treatment-are-unvaccinated-hospital-cases-rising/20045587/
 +
** https://twitter.com/JoshStein_/status/1473643211449147393
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===12/23 Thu===
 +
* https://twitter.com/ladydoctorsays/status/1473750964398030848?s=21 - good thread on trickle-down economics (scroll down)
 +
** https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tax-cuts-rich-50-years-no-trickle-down/ - more about that study
 +
** https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a35004912/tax-cuts-for-rich-dont-trickle-down/
 +
* https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a35003571/trump-health-appointee-we-want-them-infected/ - Trumpco mishandling of COVID was an incredibly bad but deliberate strategy
 +
* https://www.quora.com/Why-cant-churches-house-the-homeless/answer/Adrienne-Kern-McClintock
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* https://www.alternet.org/2021/12/madison-cawthorn-divorce/ {{fmt/quote|Earlier this week, Cawthorn told a group of young conservatives that they should drop out of college and get married young.}}
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** https://toot.cat/@anubis2814/107496480894950275
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* https://www.propublica.org/article/the-dirty-secret-of-americas-clean-dishes - BASF, corporate environmental abuse, Cascade dishwasher detergent
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* https://thehill.com/changing-america/video/529879-loop-rolls-out-reusable-packaging-system-with-aim-to-revolutionize - environmentalism as a profit-center
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* https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-59764029 - [[Tiananmen Square massacre]], [[China/anti-dissent]]
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* https://www.alternet.org/2021/12/guarantee-clause/ - {{fmt/quote|“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government..."}} - meaning that if any state (such as Wisconsin) is taken over by a faction which deprives the citizens of their right to vote, the federal government has the right to intervene. Article also gives a summary-list of what's in The [[Freedom To Vote Act]]
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** https://toot.cat/@anubis2814/107496472536822827
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* https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/12/the-truth-about-joe-manchin-and-build-back-better.html - basically, it sounds like he's betting more on his coal-business supporters than on his actual constituents
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===12/24 Fri===
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* Amazon settlement:
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** https://twitter.com/laurenkgurley/status/1474077932188364802?s=21
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** https://twitter.com/laurenkgurley/status/1474079358310486017?s=21
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** https://twitter.com/MorePerfectUS/status/1473765015689863176 - Amazon deaths coverup (video)
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** https://twitter.com/paulmgoyette/status/1473649193734574081 - 12/22 walkout
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* https://twitter.com/Iron_Spike/status/1474154949927968770 - the scammyness of NFTs
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* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2021/12/24/all-i-want-for-christmas-is-tofire-the-police/ - police accidentally kill bystander when aiming at unarmed suspect
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** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/107502024350731240
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* Jesse Watters vs. Anthony Fauci:
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** https://www.timesofisrael.com/fauci-fox-news-should-fire-host-who-urged-interview-kill-shot-in-ambush-deadly/ - conservoidspeak: "taken out of context" means "taken into a context where people don't agree with it"
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** https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-22/fauci-calls-for-fox-news-host-jesse-watters-sacking/100720590
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* https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/23/politics/joe-biden-filibuster-voting-rights/index.html
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* https://theintercept.com/2021/12/18/little-rock-police-chief-keith-humphrey/ - mob psychology as a weapon
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* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hESLPB3FiyY (2018) - big think is apparently associated with the Charles Koch Foundation
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** That said, this mostly seems on target -- except for a bit of "both sides"ism around partisan media bubbles, and "we don't have the budgetary space to give everyone a tax break". Seems to be anti-globalism, but only puts the lens on certain ''aspects'' of globalism (wars and immigration), ignoring the main problem (offshoring). Also, during the first half, he seems to be acknowledging that immigrant phobia is unreasonable, but during the second half he seems to be arguing that the solution is to cut immigration.
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** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFfWv0EnHQw (2017) - liberals are to blame for creating the market for Trump, says {{l/wp|Van Jones}}. Liberals wrongly think their news sources are more accurate than conservoid news sources (this is incorrect).
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* [[Contract With America]]
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** {{l/rw|Contract With America}}
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** [https://web.archive.org/web/20120225205308/http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/congress/scorecard.html Contract With America Scorecard]
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** https://teachingamericanhistory.org/document/republican-contract-with-america/ - how the GOP presents it
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===12/25 Sat===
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* https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/12/23/christmas-weather-forecast-heat-wave/9007814002/
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* https://apnews.com/article/florida-race-and-ethnicity-racial-injustice-veterans-ku-klux-klan-fa0ec4120b1457f56c527108074795b5
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* https://www.businessinsider.com/new-york-times-project-veritas-legal-memo-charles-wood-first-amendment-2021-12
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** https://toot.cat/@anubis2814/107508471264121196
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* https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/12/21/ukraine-front-line-russia-war-525804
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* https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/dec/23/puerto-rico-agroecology-farmers [regwall]
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===12/26 Sun===
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* https://www.thedailybeast.com/candace-owens-claims-trump-defended-covid-vaccine-because-hes-too-old-to-understand-the-internet
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* https://nabig-conference-website.webflow.io/ - [[UBI]]
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* https://getpocket.com/collections/tracking-the-escalation-of-the-la-riots - history, 1992, Los Angeles
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* '''2021-11-30''' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFi9epuLaYU David Frum On Why Trump-Russia Wasn't A Hoax] (video, MSNBC/Morning Joe, 09:46)
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* https://www.quora.com/Why-dont-people-give-the-homeless-a-place-to-stay/answer/TerryLynn-Zempel - unfortunately, this seems all too likely.
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** People ''do'' take in homeless people, and sometimes it works out -- but this is the kind of risk you run. This is why we need systemic solutions, not individual charity.
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===12/27 Mon===
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* https://www.wral.com/residents-at-durham-apartment-complex-relieved-to-learn-they-won-t-be-evicted/20050943/ Braswell Properties
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===12/28 Tue===
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/27/2071394/-Something-just-doesn-t-add-up-with-Madison-Cawthorn-s-story-of-how-he-met-his-soon-to-be-ex-wife
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/28/2071398/-Ex-Arizona-teacher-peddles-white-nationalist-homeschool-curriculum-to-fight-anti-white-propaganda - wow. More and more blatant.
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===12/29 Wed===
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* https://www.reddit.com/r/antiwork/comments/rqkpub/employer_mistreating_employees/ - wage theft in Durham
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* https://www.vice.com/en/article/k7wz5a/people-got-sick-at-a-conspiracy-conference-theyre-sure-its-anthrax
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===12/30 Thu===
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* https://amp.newsobserver.com/news/local/article250944639.html - Disaster Girl: yes, Virginia, NFTs ''can'' return a portion of subsequent sales to the original artist.
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* https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/dr-oz-senate-pennsylvania.html - [[Dr. Oz]], 2022 elections
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* https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-12-23/shopify-amazon-retail-rivalry-heats-up-with-covid-sparked-online-shopping-booma
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* https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/12/oregon-secession-idaho-move-border/621087/
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* Gaetz & Bannon takeover plans:
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** https://www.rawstory.com/matt-gaetz-steve-bannon-shock-troops/
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** https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10298051/Matt-Gaetz-Steve-Bannon-Discuss-Raising-4-000-Shock-Troops-Trump-wins-2024.html
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** https://www.newsweek.com/bannon-gaetz-call-shock-troops-take-control-government-if-trump-returns-24-1657916
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/28/2071549/-Anti-vaxxers-take-over-a-Burger-King-and-yes-it-s-even-more-ridiculous-than-it-sounds
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/28/1625498/-Anti-vaxx-Chronicles-Pure-blood-gunslinger-dies-family-member-threatens-hospital-with-violence - don't these people realize they sound like the ''villains'' in Harry Potter?
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/28/2071563/--They-chased-him-13-year-old-boy-dies-after-police-tried-to-stop-him-for-riding-a-dirt-bike
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/28/2071541/-Rand-Paul-makes-an-ass-of-himself-accusing-Dems-of-stealing-elections-by-mobilizing-voters - Rand Paul vs. democracy
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** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BvL2XcfU1w
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* https://anticapitalism.quora.com/https-www-quora-com-Are-liberals-communists-answer-Jonah-Wood-8 - liberalism vs. communism/socialism
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* '''2021-12-24''' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0nbLX2oQFs Trump dismantles REPUBLICAN pundit during her OWN interview] (video, 08:01, Brian Tyler Cohen)
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** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRO-hHfvYgE - Beau
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* https://techcrunch.com/2021/12/29/apple-foxconn-india/ - Apple: always keeping ethics in their thoughts (not)
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** https://apple.slashdot.org/story/21/12/29/1521217/apple-puts-foxconn-india-plant-on-probation-after-protests-over-food-and-accommodation-conditions
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* https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/12/shining-light-black-box-technology-used-send-people-jail-2021-year-review
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** https://mastodon.social/@eff/107538127596923429
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* https://twitter.com/JoshuaPotash/status/1476680247785529344 - what's outrageous is (a) conservoids complaining about social underspending, and (b) complaining about underspending on a plan that was only just passed into law a week or two ago and is ten years long.
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** https://cybre.space/@devurandom/107538340413479969
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/29/1840084/-Anti-vaxx-Chronicles-Husband-wife-team-put-their-faith-in-Jesus-mocked-science - anti-vax conspiracy memes; COVID schadenfreude
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* https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/29/a-federal-ban-on-surprise-medical-bills-takes-effect-jan-1.html - the [[No Surprises Act]]
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** https://twitter.com/sesmith/status/1476690814004834304?s=21
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===12/31 Fri===
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* https://xtramagazine.com/culture/dave-chappelle-transphobia-closer-210159 - more about Dave Chapelle
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/9/29/2055048/-As-subpoenas-arrive-for-Marjorie-Taylor-Greene-s-inner-circle-she-rants-on-Twitter-about-BLM - more Jan6-equvalencing
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/11/2057458/-Anti-vaxxers-yelling-at-school-kids-get-a-response-they-weren-t-expecting
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* https://indyweek.com/news/northcarolina/nc-covid-cases-reach-record-high-on-new-years-eve-as-omicron-surges/
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** https://twitter.com/indyweek/status/1477005490349613057?s=21

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to post somewhere

(From Discord on 2021-01-10:

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

  • appeals to comforting beliefs: yes, you are in control of your life, you deserve everything you have, anyone who worked as hard as you would have achieved the same thing -- therefore anyone who isn't doing well is pretty much to blame for that (the Cult of Personal Responsibility)
  • appeals to vanity: by always questioning any conclusion which is either widely accepted or seemingly inescapable, you are proving that you are cleverer and more open-minded than the Sheeple -- and you can prove your worthiness and non-sheeplyness by repeating ideas which articulately take down such widely-accepted and/or inescapable conclusions, regardless of whether those arguments make sense on closer examination, in the name of being sure to question everything and examine all sides (Cheap Talk Skepticism)(edited)

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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.

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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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