If we want to keep flying as a transportation option, this is a prerequisite.

Airbus reveals plans for zero-emission aircraft fuelled by hydrogen | Business | The Guardian theguardian.com/business/2020/

Global banks defy U.S. crackdowns by serving oligarchs, criminals and terrorists

The FinCEN Files show trillions in tainted dollars flow freely through major banks, swamping a broken enforcement system.

icij.org/investigations/fincen

FinCEN Files: All you need to know about the documents leak

'Leaked documents involving about $2tn of transactions have revealed how some of the world's biggest banks have allowed criminals to move dirty money around the world.'

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54226107

#finCENFiles

Tripling the population of the US is the kind of policy solution that only appeals to plutocrats and their conservative stooges, Mr Yglesias.

freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngul

"Wait," he said, "you read fantasy? On your profile it said you read science fiction."
"I like to read both."
"That makes no sense, you either read one or the other."
She gave him a look.
"Are you serious? Genre matters much less than the quality of the story."

Judith Butler kicks intellectual ass 

Sometimes stupid questions, insightful answers.

Judith Butler on the culture wars, JK Rowling and living in “anti-intellectual times” newstatesman.com/international

US fascism 

No matter who wins in November, the US is in deep, deep trouble. Few countries recover from antidemocratic trajectories like this before going all the way to full authoritarianism.

The Republican Party is an authoritarian outlier vox.com/policy-and-politics/21

The wall of his cell was ripped out. Dr. Dastard blinked at the silhouette in the air outside.
"Captain Clever?"
"Come with me," the hero said. "You must try to take over the world."
"You got me locked up for that!"
"Yes. But... Haven't you been following the news?"
"Oh. Right."

"This is getting tiresome," I say.
"You think I don't know?" my future self says. "Trust me, I wouldn't go back in time to tell me not to do a thing if it wasn't important."
"Fine. But this is the seventh time I stop myself! Won't I ever learn?"
"Er..."
"It happens to you too?"

Climate crisis, greed 

“The global carbon budget has been squandered to expand the consumption of the already rich, rather than to improve humanity,” theguardian.com/environment/20

Banking’s dirty secrets have been revealed in a leak of documents which show London is at the heart of global money laundering

The #FinCENFiles are the latest in a series of whistleblowing-led investigations

So, what do we know?

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bbc.in/FinCENFiles twitter.com/BBCWorld/status/13 #BBC #London

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If you haven't been following it, the transparency collective DDoSecrets published 270gb of hacked police data called .

In response, yesterday,Twitter permanently banned their account and started blocking all links to ddosecrets.com/

The Department of Homeland Security is investigating the publication of BlueLeaks (for proof, review Emma Best's FOIA requests: muckrock.com/foi/list/?user=40). To pitch in: gf.me/u/yvzdn8

Friendica 2020.09 Released

We are happy to announce the availability of Friendica Red Hot Poker 2020.09, wrapping up the work over the summer. It bundles some exciting new features and enhancements with numerous fixes along the way. This release is composed of 230 pull requests to the development branch, that close 65 numbered tickets and enhanced several aspects […] forum.friendi.ca/objects/39bbe

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