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  • 5 days ago
    Comment sashinator

    Riiiiiight

    Paris accord is an agreement by which US State Department funds NGOs in other countries (with a quickly-depreciating currency) to turn a blind eye to the fact US has to (and will do) absolutely nothing to deal with nuclear waste, fracking, air and water pollution, renewable energy and anything else that actually impacts the environment

    it’s a toothless agreement in exchange for a payoff so China and US can keep polluting with no oversight

  • 5 days ago
    Comment sashinator

    written by a 10yo

  • 7 days ago
    Comment sashinator

    Why would I need to scream into a phone?

    If I feel I need to scream I’ll just scream

  • 8 days ago
    Comment sashinator

    very weird how conservative governments are fighting for free speech while progressive people are calling for more restrictions and authoritarianism

    it used to be reverse

  • 13 days ago
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    You can also install Signal and keep behemoth app

    it doesn’t have to be all or nothing in one sudden quantum leap

    install the alternative and use it with those who are using it

    When you are comfortable, start using the alternative app exclusively or, conversely, if uncomfortable, uninstall it and continue using behemoth app

    I don’t understand this dramatic ultimatum position people are imposing on themselves where they feel they cannot abandon loyalty to an app (be it made by a behemoth or otherwise)

  • 3 weeks ago
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    ZEYNEP TUFEKCI is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and an associate professor at the University of North Carolina. She studies the interaction between digital technology, artificial intelligence, and society.

    well it’s a good thing the author is screaming blue murder about something completely out of their area of expertise because lawd nose we have not have had enough of alarmist sensationalism from the Atlantic this year

  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment sashinator

    I thought the Sun already beamed solar power to Earth

  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment sashinator

    Just because they are paranoid doesn’t mean they are not right

    it’s not like the us government has a track record of honesty

    bay of Tonkin, Warren commission report, pentagon papers, Guantanamo, Monsanto, blackwater, snowden, Wikileaks

    the list goes on and on

    but somehow this time we are totally not lying, scout’s honour, cross out hearts, no erasies, you can trust us on this one cuz we wouldn’t lie to you

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Many have noted how the registration and electoral processes in the United States, varying as they do from state to state, were and are vulnerable to fraud. That, plus some eyewitness testimony and technical analysis, suggests that possibly systematic fraud did take place

    Wait... what?!

    but it is far from clear whether it was decisive

    wait... WUT?!!

    Posted in: A Pardoning Time of Year

     
  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment sashinator

    Is it exercise and not eating sugar?

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Oh for crying out loud

    space environmentalists?

    really? we are saving space from debris? nothing better to do with our time?

  • 1 month ago
    Comment sashinator

    More like infantilising of the public

    Of course a line from a toddler tv show works wonders on people who are reminded daily that they are and should remain helpless in face of any and all adversity; people in a never-ending loop deferring all their decisions to their big brother

    They are watching (over) us after all, so who better to tell us what to do and how to behave in times of crisis

    Or times of post-crisis

    Or times of imminent crisis

    Or any time at all, for that matter

    The less thinking about behaving by people in general, the better for them

    And their government

    And their paymasters

    It’s a win-win-win, really

    Just keep listening to the empty platitudes parroted by talking heads on your screen, remember your thoughts&prayers, take your Xanax, keep calm and shut the fuck up

    whats the problem?

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  • 1 month ago
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    We have seen through Covid-19 that wartime-style mobilization, huge in scope and scale, can be mounted against a mortal threat to the population. We have seen with our own eyes that this is possible. We must come together to shine our best science and leadership to learn and address the full extent of the threat to us and the damage to our environment and health posed by forever chemicals. And stop it – now.

    Who should foot the bill for all of it? The companies who have been reaping billions in profits each year, for decades, from making and unleashing this lethal poison into the world, all the while knowing the grave health threat it posed to us and our children – but chose not to tell us

    Yeah that’s not gonna happen for an actual threat that someone can be held accountable for

    nice thought tho

    we just don’t live in that reality

    that’s someone else’s reality and not ours

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  • 1 month ago
    Comment sashinator

    Rayzone, an Israeli corporate spy agency

    Archer Season 11 is sooo rehashing old tropes

    like think of something new , don’t just keep using old stuff against new backdrops

  • 1 month ago
    Comment sashinator

    Einstein had a long-running debate with his friend Niels Bohr

    his “friend”

    good friends

    like bronstein and gigashvili

  • 1 month ago
    Comment sashinator

    Laura’s father was so perceptive, that he could tell when she felt rebellious on the inside even when she was hiding it. And he punished her for those feelings.

    It was the depression that helped Laura survive. Depression kept her head down, kept her from resisting, helped her accept the unacceptable

    I’d rather be dead

    kthxbye

  • 1 month ago
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    Of course

    not in this case tho

  • 1 month ago
    Comment sashinator

    “We come in peace... shoot to kill”

  • 1 month ago
    Comment sashinator

    Watts chronicles the ways the republic, with a population once devoted to national service and personal honor, was torn to shreds by growing wealth inequality

    lolwut

    how can wealth inequality grow past chattel slavery?

    did the slaves have to start paying for the privilege of being enslaved?

    it’s cute how Americans think Rome wasn’t a corrupt colonial superpower run on an economy of enslavement from its origin, through Holy Roman Empire to present day western hegemony but rather some kind of democratic utopia that existed in the past and then disappeared after some kind of a decline in its values

  • 1 month ago
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    Shhhh! You’re distressing my delicate sensibilities with your criticism!!!

    Come see the violence inherent in the system!!! Come see the violence inherent in the system!!! Come see the violence inherent in the system!!!

  • 1 month ago
    Comment sashinator

    InB4 naysayers explain why we need nuclear

  • 1 month ago
    Comment sashinator

    Small price to pay for a car sticker that identifies me with a brand

    interesting sidenote: branding historically was indicative of ownership of the brand carrier

  • 1 month ago
    Comment sashinator

    Is there a right time for jokes about firing anyone?

  • 1 month ago
    Comment sashinator

    I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids

    seriously tho - it’s so easy to tuck under the carpet of FUD esoteric conspiracy theories the actual conspiracy of the rich and powerful government revolving door conspiring to steal more, avoid tax and get bailed out if all else fails that I sometimes wonder who is suppressing and promoting which theory to suit which agenda

  • 1 month ago
    Comment sashinator

    Headline is cancer

    Mindgeek knew Girls Do Porn was coercing and intimidating models into having sex on camera

    Oh I get it! It’s the Harvey Weinstein bait and switch

    “Single bad player” spin, right?

    We’ll scapegoat these guys, pay off 40 girls and ignore that the other 99.9999% of “industry models” - brilliant euphemism btw - “work” under human trafficking conditions

    Food and shelter are such an aphrodisiac they can’t wait to get raped on camera

    Technology! Synergy! Progress!