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Am I the only one to note the uncanny resemblance between and Charles Le Brun's Pig Man and Boar Man?

Michael Burry, one of the big shorters on the sub prime loans a few years ago, started looking into water investments as his next big move.

Now, anyone will be able to gamble on humanity dying of thirst.

Investors can now trade water futures

watching all this GameStop shit, if you believe in a free market you must feel like a fucking moron right now (more than usual)

If a bunch of Reddit goofballs face greater SEC penalties than the vampires who set the real estate derivatives market on fire and impoverished an entire generation so help me god...

This story is particularly instructive in terms of the bad faith arguments fascists and right wing parties make:

Madrid feminist mural saved from being removed - far-right Vox party had led effort to have it taken down #news #worldnews

ukpol, covid, UK headlines, propaganda 

it's like they're rubbing our faces in it

ukpol, covid, UK headlines, propaganda 

let's be fucking real: the Tories have murdered people through negligence to boost the economy (and it didn't even work) -- they've outsourced covid contracts to their friends so that they can sap even more money out of public funds while things like test & trace haven't worked and they've enriched themselves by sacrificing people's lives. they're a bunch of banal, soulless kleptocrats. calling them incompetent would be too much of a compliment, that would imply they're at least trying to keep people alive.

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ukpol, covid, UK headlines, propaganda 

every now and then I get a flash of anger and disgust when I become acutely aware of what has been done to the people of this country, now is one of those times

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The origins of Black anarchism in the US. Based on my article from the Journal of Black Studies: #anarchism

"It's scum doing this"

Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra reacts to third night of Covid curfew riots #news #worldnews

Diary of a Vague Year #205

"...It seems to me horrific that top [UK] scientists were able to put forward their proposals to enact mass killing without being challenged, either on ethical or biological grounds. If you want to find out why or how this government has been lax, chaotic, incompetent and cruel in its approach to Covid-19, it starts here..."

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Every trillion-dollar corporation, every billionaire, is a failure of humanity.

Only two industries call people “users”: surveillance capitalists and drug dealers.

“User” is an othering. It dehumanises the person; making it easier for us to profile, manipulate, and monetise them.

(In Small Tech, we do not call people “users”; we call people “people.”)

The Birdsite has many dubious spectacles, but one that is much underrated is that of utterly ghastly, vile people making all the proper political noises.

Left wing in word, right wing in deed. Beware such people.

Joe Biden doesn't like Facebook - that could be a big problem for Mark Zuckerberg #news #worldnews

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