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Tuesday, 6 July 2021

How US govt-funded media fueled a violent coup in Nicaragua

quote [ To support the media ecosystem it sought to establish in Nicaragua, USAID channeled money through an entity run by Nicaragua?s most powerful oligarchic family, the Chamorro Foundation.

Among the most prominent recipients of the millions USAID plowed through the Chamorro Foundation was the opposition media outlet 100% Noticias. ]

Hmm, why does all this sound familiar? Oh, right.

AMLO Blasts U.S. Support for Mexico NGOs Before Call With VP - Bloomberg

Which again is totally unrelated to AMLO's recent attempts to nationalize Mexico's Lithium mines he was forced to pull back on.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Sad]
[by steele@6:06pmGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 26 June 2021

Bad Guy shoots Cop. Good Guy shoots Bad Guy. Cop shoots Good Guy.

quote [ The police in Arvada, Colo., said a good Samaritan who fatally shot a gunman who had just killed a police officer was himself shot by responding officers. ]

Something something "good guy with a gun."

[SFW] [politics] [+2 Interesting]
[by the circus@7:22pmGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Apple Daily: Hong Kong pro-democracy paper announces closure

quote [ The tabloid's offices were raided last week over allegations that several reports had breached a controversial national security law.

Police detained the chief editor and five other executives, and company-linked assets were frozen. ]

This looks like the end of independent news in HK. Perhaps I've bought into western paternalism, or anti-China fervor, or I'm a sucker for yellow umbrellas, but it makes me sad.
[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by endopol@7:24amGMT] [5 comments]

Saturday, 19 June 2021

New York congressman puts forward federal right-to-repair bill

quote [ The proposed federal-level legislation, though, would compel original equipment manufacturers to provide consumers and independent businesses access to the tools, schematics, and parts required to fix broken devices. ]

I love fix stuff! Repair schematics make me ecstatic.

[SFW] [politics] [+5 Good]
[by endopol@6:31amGMT] [10 comments]

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax

quote [ ProPublica has obtained a vast cache of IRS information showing how billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett pay little in income tax compared to their massive wealth ? sometimes, even nothing. ]

Haven't gone through it all yet, but I'm sure there's a valid explanation for why billionaires don't pay taxes. /s

Why We Are Publishing the Tax Secrets of the .001% ? ProPublica

[SFW] [politics] [+3 Balls Nasty ]
[by steele@5:35pmGMT] [9 comments]



Friday, 4 June 2021

TED CRUZ FOR HUMAN PRESIDENT

quote [ 100% Human Candidate ]

Please support a real human for human president.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Funny]
[by lilmookieesquire@9:49pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Anti-Trans Bills and the Bigoted History of "What About The Children"

quote [ Hi. In this week's episode, we discuss the draconian anti-trans bills state governments are passing and how crying about "what about the children" actually hurts trans children.

If you're thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255 ]

It's all just a little bit of history repeating...?
[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by steele@12:43amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

The Real Purpose of Austerity

quote [ We are already seeing evidence of this. In the United States, employers are reporting that they cannot find workers as pandemic lockdown rules are lifted. What they really mean is that they cannot find workers who will work for the pittance on offer. The Biden administration's extension of a $300 weekly supplementary payment to the unemployed has meant that the combined benefits workers receive are more than twice the federal minimum wage?which Congress refused to lift. In short, employers are experiencing something akin to what happened to Peel soon after he arrived in Swan River. ]

As Republicans seek to curb unemployment aid, 1.9 million-plus people could see their checks slashed

I'm sure the CDC's recent undermining of mask mandates, like the 3 ft social distancing to encourage opening schools, is totally unrelated, as well.

[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by steele@4:52pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

A Proclamation on the Death of Walter Mondale | The White House

quote [ Today, our Nation mourns the loss of one of our Nation?s most dedicated patriots and public servants. Walter Frederick ?Fritz? Mondale served the people of Minnesota as their Attorney General from 1960-1964, as a United States Senator from 1964-1976, as Vice President of the United States from 1977-1981, and as the United States Ambassador to Japan from 1993-1996. ]

I know the deaths thing has sort of played out and there wasn't any stir when Prince Philip passed away, but I just stumbled on that Walter Mondale passed away. Maybe it was all over and I just didn't catch it, but for political interest here it is.
[SFW] [politics]
[by the circus@12:16amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Bill Gates is the biggest private owner of farmland in the United States. Why?

quote [ In total, Gates owns approximately 242,000 acres of farmland with assets totaling more than $690m. To put that into perspective, that?s nearly the size of Hong Kong and twice the acreage of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, where I?m an enrolled member. A white man owns more farmland than my entire Native nation! ]

Of course, mandatory Bill Gates Citations Needed eps in the extended.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Informative]
[by steele@3:20pmGMT] [0 comments]



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