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"His [Sanders'] energy, candor, conviction, and ability to bring people together stand against the current of opportunism, moral compromise, and partisanship which runs rampant on the American political scene. He and a few others like him have the power to restore principle and leadership in Congress and to win back the faith of a voting public weary and wary of political opportunism." -- P. Buttigieg

@nolan It's the difference in how we consume media now I'd bet

There used to be a lot more serendipity in my blog reading: I'd get introduced to a new author and read the backlog of posts that they had. Even more interesting if they had changing opinions over time.

Now, even with my RSS feed, I find that new authors are pretty rare adds and most of my news comes from third party aggregators (HN, Social Media, etc)

It's Community vs Mass Marketing :/

I'm a speculative fiction writer looking for worker-owners willing to talk about their work at a co-op.It is research for a novel series I'm working on. Any takers? For more details on work I've done here's a link:

Boosts appreciated!

Plurletariat is a zine for leftie technoheads and I had to run here to tell @ehashman

"Thanks to certain essential media decisions about what matters (especially when it comes to gluing eyeballs to screens), we’re eternally in close-up. It isn’t just that Donald Trump is somewhat overweight. He’s the sumo wrestler as president. He fills the screen. Every screen. All the time.

Thanks to the media, he’s impeaching us."

"Making programs universal frames them as rights — something that everyone gets just by virtue of being a person. Whether we’re talking about rights like the right to free speech or the right to a K-12 public education, once a “right” becomes embedded in the social fabric, it’s far more politically dangerous for conservatives to openly try to take it away."

A rebuttal of the above article, pointing out that it is based on outdated data, and that it misses the system view of the problem:

Opening up some B&W avatars for a short while, capping slots off at 15 because I don't want these to interfere with my current queue.

$7 each, Paypal & CashApp accepted

Basically an unexpected cost came up but I really want to treat my husband to dinner for his birthday :( I'd like to not pay a bill late just so I can do it

#artistinneed #transartist #creativetoots #commissions

"A democratically controlled economy does not promise merely a more egalitarian world, but a more prudent and stable one. The masses couldn’t possibly be more reckless with money than the capitalists are, and they certainly don’t get scammed as readily as those ultra-wealthy dupes."

An amazingly detailed analysis of the many ways in which mainstream coverage of the Bolivian coup by the NY Times, WSJ and Washington Post is not just biased, but often straight-up based on factually inaccurate information.

(All of is 🔥, but CW that it might make your blood boil.)

"Electric vehicles also emit substantial amounts of CO2, the only difference being that the exhaust is released at a remove – that is, at the power plant. [...] enormous amounts of fossil fuels are used to produce EV batteries in China and elsewhere, offsetting the supposed emissions reduction.

[...] in the context of Germany’s energy mix, an EV emits a bit more CO2 than a modern diesel car"

"Bloomberg with this move is the first major news outlet to openly transform into an unidirectional political organ, formalizing a trend I wrote about in a book called Hate Inc. The news landscape has already been divided into a binary coverage paradigm. For-profit media companies have stopped telling their audiences bad news about their political “sides.”"

“We live in capitalism,” said Le Guin, “Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings.” It’s up to authors, she explains in the video below, to spark the imagination of their readers and to help them envision alternatives to how we live.


"They have seen firsthand that while most people very much want to help their fellow humans after disasters, sustaining that empathetic impulse beyond the initial emergency takes more than good will. It takes good policy, alongside serious public investments."

"It is experiences like these that have taught many Chico residents that, in the real world, climate action cannot be pried apart from the need to transform an economic model that systematically puts private profits above the public good."

Handy repository of template rejection letters to respond to recruiter inquiries citing specific unethical practices for different Big Tech cos. So far contains letters for Amazon, Facebook, Palantir and Uber.

Under capitalism, your wages are based on the profit your employers can make off of your labor power. This is largely unrelated to any reasonable notion of the value you provide.

It might be hard to stomach - runs contrary to many stories we tell ourselves. But it's a fact. 🤷‍♀️

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