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America is Done....we're toast

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/politics/abortion-texas-supreme-court/index.html

#politics
 
America is Done....we're toast

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/politics/abortion-texas-supreme-court/index.html

#politics
 

COP26: Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report - BBC News


#politics #environment #climate
The leak reveals Saudi Arabia, Japan and Australia are among countries asking the UN to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels.
I see the point for Saudi Arabia or eventually Australia, but Japan? They're importing 100% of their fossil fuels, so what's the point really?
 

COP26: Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report - BBC News


#politics #environment #climate
The leak reveals Saudi Arabia, Japan and Australia are among countries asking the UN to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels.
I see the point for Saudi Arabia or eventually Australia, but Japan? They're importing 100% of their fossil fuels, so what's the point really?
 
#technology

#politics

(https://www.dailydot.com/debug/trump-truth-media-platform-shuts-down-trolling/)
Trump’s new social media site collapses after trolls flood it before launch
 
#technology

#politics

(https://www.dailydot.com/debug/trump-truth-media-platform-shuts-down-trolling/)
Trump’s new social media site collapses after trolls flood it before launch
 

The Technopolar Moment: How Digital Powers Will Reshape the Global Order

... States have been the primary actors in global affairs for nearly 400 years. That is starting to change, as a handful of large technology companies rival them for geopolitical influence. The aftermath of the January 6 riot serves as the latest proof that Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter are no longer merely large companies; they have taken control of aspects of society, the economy, and national security that were long the exclusive preserve of the state. The same goes for Chinese technology companies, such as Alibaba, ByteDance, and Tencent. Nonstate actors are increasingly shaping geopolitics, with technology companies in the lead. And although Europe wants to play, its companies do not have the size or geopolitical influence to compete with their American and Chinese counterparts. ...
https://archive.md/RIYYm

#power #politics #technopolitics #ForeignPolicy
 
#politics

(https://www.politicususa.com/2021/10/11/the-lincoln-project-exposes-billionaire-backed-misinformation-campaign-in-new-pennsylvania-ad.html)
The Lincoln Project Exposes Billionaire Backed Misinformation Campaign In New Pennsylvania Ad
 
#politics

(https://www.politicususa.com/2021/10/11/the-lincoln-project-exposes-billionaire-backed-misinformation-campaign-in-new-pennsylvania-ad.html)
The Lincoln Project Exposes Billionaire Backed Misinformation Campaign In New Pennsylvania Ad
 
Local body elections in Sithalapakkam

https://mindaslab.github.io/2021/10/05/the-local-body-elections-in-sithalapakkam.html

#Sithalapakkam #Politics #India #Tamilnadu #Chennai #corruption #election
 
They are NOT Centrists! They Are Corporate Puppets!

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/oct/03/joe-manchin-kyrsten-sinema-democrats-biden



#politics
 
They are NOT Centrists! They Are Corporate Puppets!

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/oct/03/joe-manchin-kyrsten-sinema-democrats-biden



#politics
 

Anti-reluctance


Anti-reluctance is when an elected person's public decision, pleases future voters for clear reasons that are unrelated to the overt reasons given by the person.

Anti-reluctance also manifests when two parties champion a common policy decision for distinct reasons.

Let's call mutually antireluctant any two political parties that likewise don't shy from occasionally championing a decision together with the other.

Questions then come, like,
Is a democracy 
where all parties are 
pairwise mutually anti-reluctant 
better or worse than 
one where they aren't?

#politics #democracy #antireluctance
 
● NEWS ● #TheEconomist #Politics ☞ Noam #Chomsky on the cruelty of American #imperialism
 
● NEWS ● #TheEconomist #Politics ☞ Noam #Chomsky on the cruelty of American #imperialism
 

After the Capitol riot, ‘Stop the Steal’ organizer Ali Alexander was scrambling to hide his digital footprint


The 'Stop the Steal' founder's data was swept up in the breach of web hosting company Epik.
Just days after supporters of former President Donald Trump violently stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, Ali Alexander, one of the primary organizers of the rally that day, appeared to be busy, attempting to hide his ties to dozens and dozens of websites calling the 2020 election stolen.

Domains tied to Alexander that pushed Stop the Steal, which the Daily Dot reviewed, including ones he publicly posted on as himself, were scrambled in the wake of the riot to hide ownership. But hacked documents show they trace right back to Ali and an anonymize service from the web hosting company Epik.

In the run-up to the failed insurrection, which was sparked by weeks of false allegations regarding widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, Alexander had positioned himself as the movement’s de facto leader with his “Stop the Steal” campaign. ...
Previously known as Ali Akbar.

https://www.dailydot.com/debug/ali-alexander-epik-hack-web-domains-capitol-riot/

#uspol #Jan6Coup #AliAkbar #AliAlexander #EpikFail #Insurrection #StopTheSteal #DataAreLiability #DataBreaches #politics
After the Capitol riot, ‘Stop the Steal’ organizer Ali Alexander was scrambling to hide his digital footprint
 

Statistics of the air strikes launched by the Saudi-led coalition warplanes in Yemen during the past 24 hours.


Reports
  • Ma'rib Governorate: 13 air strikes on Serwah district.
  • Ma'rib Governorate: 2 air strikes on Jabal Murad district.
  • Ma'rib Governorate: 2 air strikes on Rahba district.
  • Al-Bayda Governorate: 4 air strikes on Nata district.
  • Al-Jawf Governorate: 2 air strikes on Khub and Al Sha`af district.
  • Saada Governorate: 1 air strike on Al-Dhaher district
#Yemen #StopTheWar #SaudiArabia #SaveYemen #Politics
 

Statistics of the air strikes launched by the Saudi-led coalition warplanes in Yemen during the past 24 hours.


Reports
  • Ma'rib Governorate: 13 air strikes on Serwah district.
  • Ma'rib Governorate: 2 air strikes on Jabal Murad district.
  • Ma'rib Governorate: 2 air strikes on Rahba district.
  • Al-Bayda Governorate: 4 air strikes on Nata district.
  • Al-Jawf Governorate: 2 air strikes on Khub and Al Sha`af district.
  • Saada Governorate: 1 air strike on Al-Dhaher district
#Yemen #StopTheWar #SaudiArabia #SaveYemen #Politics
 

"Hitler and Mussolini and Father Coughlan and Huey Long and Franklin Roosevelt ... attained their enormous influence by radio."


S.I. Hayakawa and General Semantics (1968)

I've had a few recommendations to look at the work of Hayakawa. He was an english professor, university president, and senator (from California). A decidedly eclectic mix.

The quote above comes at the opening of this lecture, discussing the revolution in media which had occurred at the opening of the 20th century. Highly recommended.

I'd come to the realisation of the significance of media and its role on society and politics a few years ago. I keep running into validation of that notion.

McLuhan isn't mentioned AFAICT though he makes similar points. See also #HannaArendt and the #FrankfurtSchool

https://youtube.com/watch?v=W0VdNQVlg7U

I've also queued up(YouTube recommendations are proving interesting here.)

#SIHayakawa #Media #radio #politics #fascism #populism #MarshallMcLuhan
 
#politics

(https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-some-white-evangelical-republicans-are-so-opposed-to-the-covid-19-vaccine/)
Why Some White Evangelical Republicans Are So Opposed To The COVID-19 Vaccine
 
#politics

(https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-some-white-evangelical-republicans-are-so-opposed-to-the-covid-19-vaccine/)
Why Some White Evangelical Republicans Are So Opposed To The COVID-19 Vaccine
 
Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #fractals, #literature, #politics, #progressive, #sci-fi, #science, and #science-fiction.

just signed up on a new pod, as everyone is saying Pluspora might go down...
 

#Taliban Leaders Used #Twitter and #WhatsApp to Help Capture #Kabul


Source: https://freebeacon.com/national-security/taliban-leaders-used-twitter-and-whatsapp-to-help-capture-kabul/

The button "I am not a Taliban" was missing in the #software during registration.

#technology #internet #news #communication #economy #politics #war #terror
 

#Taliban Leaders Used #Twitter and #WhatsApp to Help Capture #Kabul


Source: https://freebeacon.com/national-security/taliban-leaders-used-twitter-and-whatsapp-to-help-capture-kabul/

The button "I am not a Taliban" was missing in the #software during registration.

#technology #internet #news #communication #economy #politics #war #terror
 

‘The US should be held accountable’: Guantánamo survivor on the war on terror’s failure | Guantánamo Bay | The Guardian


#politics #torture #imperialism #war

Close Gitmo Fucking Right Now.
 

‘The US should be held accountable’: Guantánamo survivor on the war on terror’s failure | Guantánamo Bay | The Guardian


#politics #torture #imperialism #war

Close Gitmo Fucking Right Now.
 
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