"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 :/
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This is what “small government” means in the US, apparently: tax personal income more, tax corporations less. Chart: https://www.motherjones.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/blog_tax_breakdown_us_oecd_2018.jpg
"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A rebuttal of the above article, pointing out that it is based on outdated data, and that it misses the system view of the problem: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/26/yes-electric-vehicles-really-are-better-than-fossil-fuel-burners
Thanksgiving Promotes Whitewashed History, So I Organized Truthsgiving Instead
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
"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 fair.org is 🔥, but CW that it might make your blood boil.)
Feeling seen and not like a weirdo that likes to re-use tea leaves or bags:
"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.
"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.
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