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Monday, 12 September 2022

The reality of legal weed in California: Huge illegal grows, violence, worker exploitation and deaths

quote [ Illegal cannabis farms are engulfing parts of California and exploiting farmworkers who labor in squalid, deadly conditions, a Times investigation finds. ]

Legalization expanded illegal activities and human trafficking (exploited laborers brought in from overseas with no pay and their visas withheld). It's the same way with the increase in demand for guacamole all year round put avocado farmers in Central and South America in danger from Cartel and local gangs, stealing/selling the crops for themselves.

Used archive to bypass paywall of LA Time article.

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[by damnit@9:13pmGMT] [9 comments]

Thursday, 8 September 2022

Lies, Politics and Democracy

quote [ The Republican Party enabled Donald Trump, as he convinced his base that the election was stolen.
McConnell chooses silence.
[Pence] says to the President, ?I can't do it.?
Liz had given a really compelling narrative about why we have to certify the election.
A great deal of American democracy relies on simple good faith.
If anything was revealed to us, it was just how fragile the system we have.
It was the lie that
sparked an insurrection, existentialist threat to American democracy, created by decisions made over years, partisan warfare, moral compromise, warnings - ignored. ]

Does anyone watch PBS?
Some would believe every word in this documentary, yet the very documentary techniques used on this program, broadcast falsehoods and are believed by others.
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[by yunnaf@4:15pmGMT] [14 comments]

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

The Mysterious Mushroom That Only Grows in Burn Scars

quote [ To find fire morels, forage after wildfires. ]

And the burns scar
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[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 8 July 2022

Japan ex-prime minister taken to hospital after apparent shooting -NHK

quote [ Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe has been taken to hospital bleeding after collapsing while delivering a speech in the city of Nara in western Japan, public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday. ]

Seeing reports that he is showing no vitals.
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[by biblebeltdrunk@3:11amGMT] [11 comments]

Thursday, 7 July 2022

Georgia Guidestones Demolished

quote [ The GBI released surveillance video from Wednesday morning?s explosion that destroyed the Georgia Guidestones. ]

Hahaha! Didn't john oliver interview someone who said they wanted to do this?
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[by rylex@12:32amGMT] [7 comments]

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Nokia's involvement in Russia's digital surveillance, Russia attacted Ukraine largest ISP

quote [ a Russian cyberattack downed Ukraine?s biggest telecom and broadband internet provider, Ukrtelecom, to disrupt the country?s connectivity.
(Nokia) announced cutting off the company?s ties with the invading nation as per the latest sanctions. According to the NY Times, Nokia would also leave behind some equipment crucial for Russia?s SORM surveillance tool. ]

So Nokia is no better than Huawei for 5G. Cisco also supplied equipment.
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[by yunnaf@3:00pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 3 March 2022

The secret police: Cops built a shadowy surveillance machine in Minnesota after George Floyd?s murder

quote [ An investigation by MIT Technology Review reveals a sprawling, technologically sophisticated system in Minnesota designed for closely monitoring protesters. ]

This cyberpunk game sucks.

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[by steele@10:24pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Pa. fuel tax meant for bridge repair went to state police instead

quote [ Pennsylvania has almost 3,000 bridges classified as structurally deficient, though state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Thursday that tally has actually been halved since 2008.

Over six years, $4.2 billion that could have helped fix those bridges has instead gone to State Police, he said. ]

Confused? More bridge collapses!

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[by steele@5:50pmGMT] [9 comments]

Sunday, 30 January 2022

Suicide hotline shares data with for-profit spinoff, raising ethical questions - POLITICO

quote [ The Crisis Text Line?s AI-driven chat service has gathered troves of data from its conversations with people suffering life?s toughest situations. ]

This raises moral questions will in me on ow to gather information for suicide hotline AI themselves, that immediately get downed out by learning this wasn't even kept within a non-profit.
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[by biblebeltdrunk@3:51amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 4 November 2021

How The Furries Fought The Nazis and Won - Worst Year Ever

quote [ Katy, Robert, and Cody went to Midwest FurFest. They left with a tale of a Nazi terrorist attack, and a useful guide to surviving the worst year ever, together. ]

A bit of an old one perhaps, but I think it's still relevant. Podcast from Cody Johnston & Katy Stoll (Some More News) and Robert Evans (Behind The Bastards)

The furry community continues to suprise me

The link is for part one, but part two is in the extended.

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[by slaytanik@7:46amGMT] [2 comments]

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