This is so true. I see many accounts with at least 80% of tweets being irony/sarcasm/mockery. The ratio of falsable unambiguous tweets is very low.
No wonder some of the most popular Twitter accounts on here cloak themselves in layers of irony. Much harder to have convictions and stand for something. https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1281719296796680192
I remember thinking Assange had gone tinfoil-hat conspiranoid when he wrote about this. He didn't provide much substance back then. It was either his intuition or rumors.
New records show Google, Microsoft, and Amazon have thousands of previously unreported military and law enforcement contracts http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-google-amazon-pentagon-law-enforcement-contracts-2020-7
”The Never-Ending Now: The structure of our social media feeds blinds us to history, as it causes us to live in an endless cycle of ephemeral content consumption. The structure of the Internet pulls people away from age-old wisdom.”
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
― George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1949
Somebody is working overtime to scrub Kamala Harris’s Wikipedia page, and a war is raging over it https://interc.pt/3iwoChx by @email@example.com
Agreeing with protest movements has more to do with your personality type than with whatever the protest is about. https://www.16personalities.com/articles/personality-types-and-protest-movements
TIL: you can "follow" people on Reddit
”Govts can react very strongly during times of civil unrest, even ignoring their side of the rules in the [social] contract they agreed to and swore to uphold. The govt usually reacts the way a cornered animal would in order to protect their existence.”
Those angered believe in "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs". Self-made people are self-reliant, with high ability, therefore need very little from others. So self-made people are expected to produce wealth for everyone but themselves.
In a society plagued by declining living standards & stagnating wages, I get why the rich are hated. I just don’t understand why the anger is directed towards people who are self-made, considering a substantial portion of the uber-rich have never worked a day in their lives.
And then leverage your strengths.
De-risk yourself https://twitter.com/eliistender10/status/1249061573412425728
How to troll an authoritarian government.
A girl uses a blank piece of paper yesterday as a protest sign, as she wasn’t sure what constitutes breaking the NatSec Law.
Today, eateries are removing posters and replacing them with blank memo notes after HKPF visited a restaurant in Shau Kei Wan warning of a NSL violation.
Never bet against Peter Thiel. https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2020/7/2/21312154/peter-thiel-trump-2020-election-campaign-shying-away-distancing
Dominoes falling towards the next sovereign financial crisis. https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Muni-will-lose-the-majority-of-its-bus-lines-15383544.php
Santa Clara county is the one at the center of Silicon Valley.
What could possibly go wrong? My county, Santa Clara, is loosening COVID-19 restrictions while having record numbers of infections, record numbers of infection growth. Is insanity one of the side effects of COVID-19? If so, can officials please be tested? https://reb00ted.org/quick-notes/20200703-losening-when-record-cases/
Thinking by analogy versus thinking in first principles. https://fs.blog/2018/04/first-principles/
"the distinction between those who hold a ‘conflict theory’ and those who hold a ‘mistake theory’."
Pro-democracy activist and politician Nathan Law flees #HongKong.
8. So I bade my city farewell. As the plane took off the runway, I gazed down at the skyline I love so much for one last time. Should I have the fortune to ever return, I hope to still remain as I am: the same young man with these same beliefs. Glory to Hong Kong. THREAD ENDS.
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