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RT @Pookleblinky
Reminder that debt is sold for pennies on the dollar. John Oliver bought $15 million worth of debt for $60,000, then cancelled it.

Any single billionaire could cancel a huge hunk of student loan debt for pocket change.

They choose not to.

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Hot off the presses:

Synaptics Inc. on Tuesday said it has agreed to pay $250 million for the wireless IoT business of Broadcom Inc. Under terms of the all-cash transaction, Synaptics will pick up certain rights to Broadcom's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS/GNSS products and business in the IoT market.

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RT @JoshuaPotash
DC police are now doing this every night when they think the cameras are gone.

Trashing food and medical supplies, hitting people in the face, using mace.

The police brutality. Has. Not. Stopped.

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Survey about Hulu for class, Please boost (1/2) 

Hey, can people help me with a survey I need to conduct for class? I need people who use Hulu on a TV to answer ten statements for me on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 is least agree and 5 is most agree. Please post your answers as a reply. Thank you so much! 😊

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i cannot find the old post where i said this so i'm gonna write it again:

everyone intuitively already knows that the economy is already planned. it's centrally planned in boardrooms of massive corporations to get the largest value for their shareholders. this is why you can google and find nerds excitedly speculating about marvel movies that will come out in 2025. it's only when we're asked to think about it that we revert to the grade-school propaganda idea of the market, supply and demand, and capitalism as something that just "happens," without conscious outside prodding.

the difference between capitalism and socialism isn't central planning, it's that under socialism the planning serves the needs of the whole population, rather than increasing the profits of a tiny few.

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asking for financial help, please give to black trans women first 

Good morning, everything is still shit. If you want to make it marginally less shit for two disabled trans people, please consider giving us money because the pittance we get from the government is barely enough to survive on.

paypal.me/caelyne

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when it comes to social programs, the answer to "where do you think the money should come from" is *always*: the police and the military. this isn't a great economic riddle or anything, the money is there, it just needs to be allocated humanely

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You can't mourn the decline of interest in theater or live orchestral music or opera while also jacking the price of said things up

You want to bring them back into the cultural zeitgeist? Make them cheaper than the cinema, remove the unspoken dress codes, advertise them on TV and billboards and streetlights.

If it's a Saturday night and I've got nothing to do, I should be able to say to my friends "Hey let's go see a play and stop for drinks after!" and within 30 minutes we should be on the road in whatever we were wearing.

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that the police have interpreted Black Lives Matter as an anti-police slogan is really just them telling on themselves

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covid travel ban 

EU to ban US travelers indefinitely

Under current plans, the US would join Brazil & Russia on the list of forbidden countries, as all three countries have had comparably poor responses to the virus…

While rates of new cases have fallen elsewhere, including the EU, the rate of new cases in the US is alarmingly flat. In parts of the country that are beginning to reopen, the numbers are starting to surge, suggesting a thorough failure to contain the virus.

theverge.com/2020/6/23/2130074

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covid is hitting the USA so hard at this point that half the population is gonna wanna put up a statue in its honor lmfao

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Is there an author-first decentralized ebook publishing service?

Amazon’s fees for ebook sales are *insane*.

Also, their employees have to pee in bottles to make impossible quotas.
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RT @dietrich
@nayafia @mattschaar @stripepress also only sells via Amazon 😢

Stripe Press keep publishing amazing books about community that we cannot read without paying Amazon, destroyer of communities.

Would be great to pay you directly for the ebook.
twitter.com/dietrich/status/12

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uspol, police fragility 

the new Libby Watson article on the cop persecution complex is pretty good, check it out folks newrepublic.com/article/158212

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i see a lot of these 'how you can help be a good white person ally in this moment' posts, and very few of them mention 'do everything you can to contain the deadly pandemic that we are still in the middle of and which is *FOUR* times more likely to kill a black person than you'. to me that seems like a pretty important one.

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Brexit Referendum: 52% vote to leave EU, in a poll marked by numerous irregularities

Tories: 'We must respect the result'

Gender Recognition Act reform: Despite 2+ years of scaremongering from factions of all parties in EVERY major newspaper (plus the Morning Star) AND a concerted attempt by anti-trans bigots to spam consultation responses with transphobic talking points, 70% OF THE BRITISH PUBLIC SAY THE PROCESS OF LEGALLY CHANGING GENDER SHOULD BE MADE EASIER

Tories: 'We believe the consultation responses have been skewed by trans people and therefore will not respect the result'

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