Take Trump's coup seriously. It's no joke — and Biden's win was just a sugar high | Salon.com
A Netflix Doc Wants to Fix Our Food System With Capitalism. “Gather” Argues That’s How It Broke. – Mother Jones
Timely read on #Thanksgiving, which also has a shoddy colonial baggage
Setback for #Bolsonaro after poor results in #Brazil local elections - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/16/setback-for-bolsonaro-after-poor-results-in-brazil-local-elections yay; this environmental criminal can't go too soon...
"Way back in the spring, doctors warned us that there could be another coronavirus wave in the fall. Well, here it is. Three weeks ago we were horrified that daily new-case numbers were reaching the previous records of around 75,000. Friday, we had more than double that number: 177,246. The trend line is still racing upwards, with no signs of a peak."
The penultimate paragraph is meant to reassure GOP-leaning voters that there won't be a liberal overreach, but as someone who happened to think all the listed changes need to happen this is... quite depressing. The choice is between total dysfunction and a barely functional government
Facebook PAC disbursements in the 2020 election cycle, October update: https://pastebin.com/j1prsyF7
Counting only contested elections (incumbents with support below 70%), the totals are:
The same 3:1 ratio was observed in my previous update from May:
@mathew “We did not make changes with the intent of impacting individual publishers.” – Always read what’s left unsaid. If they could say “there was no intent of impacting publishers in a specific part of the political spectrum” they would have said it.
The negative space in Facebook’s statement statement says “it wasn't just Mother Jones, the intent was to throttle all progressive publishers.”
quick little breakdown on whos funding some of these props in california
Covid can change UK like 'new Jerusalem' of 1940s, Johnson claims - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/oct/06/covid-can-change-uk-like-1940s-new-jerusalem-johnson-claims but but but you told us #brexit would do that...isn't it working, or something?
We can use less energy and still live good lives.
People, I hope you realise that the correct answer is "have started the process a year or two ago": https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/30/how-to-move-to-canada-google-searches-trump-us-debate
Seriously, though. When we started our immigration process 2 years ago I tried to encourage certain friends to do the same, and none could see that they might need it. Now I know others taking serious steps to get out of the US. I wish I didn't have this vindication.
The Three-Body Problem, by Chinese scifi novelist Cixin Liu, opens with a scene depicting a "struggle session" from the Cultural Revolution. His vivid writing personalizes the experiences I've seen in overview in historical documentaries, and read and heard about at the Rewi Alley memorial in Springfield.
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