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NFTs are just an obvious money laundering scheme, right??

she's on a plane back to her home

they took her phone and kept her in a cell for 12+ hours

no phone calls, no food, no water, no explanation

I found a lawyer through a friend.

CBP refuses to provide an explanation to the lawyer. Only avenue for recourse left is to FOIA request it

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back in august 2020, my gf went back to home to be with family during covid. the border was closed to US citizens at the time, so i coudn't go with her

been apart for 6 months

today we were going to see each other again. then the CBP at seattle airport denied her entry, took her phone, and wont tell me why

she HAS a visa

fuck america, fuck , fuck , fuck governments

I am so mad

this is not to say "i like the stock", it is to point out how we are careening into a bad bad time and no one realizes it yet. even though the warning signs are so loud

apnews.com/article/legislature

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GME has a bunch of cash and revenue left over from their days as a retailer. They also have a large customer base in their membership program.

They are restructuring to sell that data on the behavior futures markets. In short, they are restructuring to have a tech business model

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Still haven't seen this mentioned in any GME story, so I'll try to lay out: GME is a case study in surveillance capitalism.

This case study shows that covid has accelerated the trend of companies ditching older business models for this new model (which is a money machine impervious to pandemics or anything short of the internet going down)

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I have a lot of thoughts about the GME thing that I have no
desire to discuss on social media.

That said, I do want to point out that this is an especially
salient example of the "Gell-Mann Amnesia effect" meme

goodreads.com/quotes/65213-bri

"there is no alternative but geo-engineering" is becoming the centrist consensus by way of "objective" journalism

Imagining the brightness of the sun being controlled by a corporation 😬😬😬

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102 years ago this week, 65,000 workers in Seattle (a 5th of the city’s population) participated in a 5 day general strike. The most important lesson to learn from this strike, is that at the absolute peak of US labor power, it accomplished zero of its demands.

Every year local historians will rave about the Seattle General Strike, and laud how peaceful it was, never acknowledging that its peaceful aspect (not to mention that it ended) was its failure.

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Freedom of the press only applies to those who own one.

For decades this press was used to print antiauthoritarian magazine The Match. Now it’s come to us via @blackpowderpress so that we can continue using the old ways to create anarchist propaganda. Now to learn how to use it😬

I hate the phrase "historically low supply of housing" used in the context of explaining the US housing situation

The problem is capitalism, not something material like "supply"

- There are ~15 million vacant houses in the US
- There are ~553 thousand people without shelter on a given night in the US

The difference in those numbers is huge; the solution simple

Articles that make this claim will even link to this data :headdesk:

for example: web.archive.org/web/2021020515

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I have a lot of thoughts about the GME thing that I have no
desire to discuss on social media.

That said, I do want to point out that this is an especially
salient example of the "Gell-Mann Amnesia effect" meme

goodreads.com/quotes/65213-bri

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Based on the centrist podcasts i follow, centrists are becoming explicitly worried about the status quo.

They seem worried certain "elites" are being too greedy and worried that is causing a situation that could "lead to a revolution" — ruining the cushy situation for all of the other "elites".

Some of these things are really surreal to listen to. Very mainstream people using words like "radical" and "revolution" with an earnest ominous tone

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People who type their whole thought in slack instead of sending every sentence - why are you a psychopath

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It is not a question of “what happens if face surveillance is used against you?” It is a question of how many times law enforcement has already done so. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/01/face

Now that the united front against trump is fracturing and dems are moving to re-up their power and surveillance capabilities, can we all go back to admitting that the NYT is terrible and actively harmful??

They are constantly wrong (intentionally or not) about very high stakes things

Their latest daily podcast episode, "Is more violence coming," is a good example of muddled thinking, constantly playing catch-up, and spreading FUD

darkest-timeline.com/@paranoid

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So stoked for this!

Former Black Panthers, Lorenzo Komboa Ervin and JoNina Abron-Ervin just launched their own podcast!

blackautonomy.libsyn.com/

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