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    The Zombie Economy

    Here, Cory Doctorow discusses what he calls "The Zombie Economy" - how falling wages and debt have created an overall subprime economy, based around debt that will never be paid back. https://pluralistic.net/2021/04/02/innovation-unlocks-markets/#digital-arm-breakers
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    PizzaGaetz

    Wonder what Q will make of this? https://thehill.com/homenews/house/545648-matt-gaetz-under-investigation-for-alleged-sexual-relations-with-17-year-old
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    Why America Sucks At Everything

    Videos without discussion are not allowed.
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    Proud Boys Intended To Kill Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi, FBI Witness Says

    https://www.newsweek.com/proud-boys-intended-kill-mike-pence-nancy-pelosi-fbi-witness-says-1562062
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    Tremendously sore loser. YUGE baby.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump/trump-says-we-will-never-give-up-we-will-never-concede-idUSKBN29B2BZ
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    Conservatives live in a world of illusion and lies

    One of the biggest political problems, not only in the US but increasingly in the developed world as a whole, is that conservatives live in a carefully constructed and curated echo chamber of nonsense that bears very little resemblance to the real world. This has its roots in Roger Ailes and Fox...
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    This Is the Cost of a Failed Impeachment

    "The memory of impeachment is back with a vengeance this week. Though Biden beat Trump, the president continues to try to overturn Biden’s victory. In a phone call on Saturday that was eerily reminiscent of Trump’s July 2019 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump tried to...
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    Democrats call for FBI investigation into Trump's attempted election fraud

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/trump-phone-call-fbi-georgia-b1782130.html
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    Republican Behavior: Worse Than Treason

    "Perhaps the sedition caucus didn’t mean to go this far. Its members began by arguing that we all just needed to humor President Trump, to give him time to process the loss, and to treat the president of the United States as a toddler who was going home empty-handed. He wouldn’t be a dead-ender...
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    No fraud: Georgia audit confirms authenticity of absentee ballots

    https://www.ajc.com/politics/no-fraud-georgia-audit-confirms-authenticity-of-absentee-ballots/QF2PTOGHLNDLNDJEWBU56WEQHM/?outputType=wrap
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    Right-Wing Embrace Of Conspiracy Is 'Mass Radicalization,' Experts Warn

    It used to be that you only saw and heard this kind of delusional, paranoid ideation on ultra right wing crackpot media like Infowars and Rense. Now it's mainstream and you can see it shared regularly on Facebook...
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    Have many older conservatives become deeply delusional?

    Is it possible that many older American conservatives have become disconnected from reality? Could this be because of a media diet that includes many cynical, alarmist and dishonest sources that exist primarily to manipulate? I'm thinking of sources like Fox, OAN, Sinclair broadcasting group...
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    Trump's media diet is endangering American democracy

    He's a big fat stupid wrecking ball and he still has a month to do his damage. https://www.mediamatters.org/newsmax/trumps-media-diet-endangering-american-democracy
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    Are Republicans still pursuing the "Southern strategy"?

    Was Trump's political career one big example of Lee Atwater's Southern strategy? You start out in 1954 by saying, “N*gger, n*gger, n*gger.” By 1968 you can’t say “n*gger”—that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff, and you’re getting...
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    The Simpsons and the Death of Parody

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    "We're being hacked" - Trump's homeland security advisor

    "The magnitude of this ongoing attack is hard to overstate. "The Russians have had access to a considerable number of important and sensitive networks for six to nine months. The Russian S.V.R. will surely have used its access to further exploit and gain administrative control over the networks...
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    50 year study: tax cuts for the rich don't fuel economic growth

    Large tax cuts for the rich cause higher income inequality, and don't fuel economic growth or cut unemployment, a new paper by academics from the London School of Economics and King's College London shows. Their analysis of 50 years of tax cuts for the wealthy in 18 countries counters arguments...
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    "This must be your first"

    Is Trump trying to stage a coup? https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/12/trumps-farcical-inept-and-deadly-serious-coup-attempt/617309/
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    Separating God from being and order

    This picks up on thoughts on what cannot be created from my previous thread. Theists might say, well, how do you know that being and order aren't ultimately properties of, or somehow "within", God? But being and order transcend and are presupposed by the conception of any specific entity, such...
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