Did China force the West to build a bureaucratic and corrupt plutocracy, equivalent to the corrupt rent-seeking Ottoman Empire?
Overhead in lab – Rat 1: “Hey, have you gotten your Covid jab yet?” Rat 2: “Nah, I’m waitin til the human trials are over”
To save cash on safe disposal, the US military just incinerated over 10 million kilograms of highly toxic AFFF in urban areas.
When asked about the algorithm Mark Zuck’s response was “amateurs”.
Only you can decide if being spied on by the US government or the Chinese government is worse for you.
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I’ve been participating very actively in political conversations on various alternative sites for the last six months and recently over at MoonOfAlabama.org. I’ve also been involved in a very involved internal comments-or-not debate for a high profile and widely read international political site recently. Professionally at Foliovision, we develop what is the most powerful freestanding (software, not a service) comment moderation software, Thoughtful Comments1. Commenting has been on my mind would be an understatement.
MoonOfAlabama is not the only anti-Empire alternative media site who suffers from comment issues. Here’s a short list of some sites with whose comment sections I’m very familiar.
The funny thing about those people favouring fracking and who don’t care about the plastic pollution in the oceans or the disappearing potable water is that the environment affects us all. More and more people die from cancer from our toxic environment and food. If we don’t wake up as a species, we will literally destroy our own habitat. There will be very little worth fighting over.
And none of it has to be this way if we were to reshape capitalism to make preservation and improvement of the environment our highest goal. Nothing to prevent us making health care and education a secondary priority. Particularly the second is very environmentally friendly. Young people reading books and improving their minds has very little carbon effect.