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Really, asking "what should replace Facebook" is putting things the wrong way around.

A more interesting way to ask the question is, "what did Facebook replace."

People used to build their own websites. People used to have blogs. People used USENET which was truly distributed and un-censorable.

Facebook and Google took the open internet and open standards and monetized and made everything crappy. Enough of that. Nothing should replace Facebook, it's done, stick a fork in it.

"Fahrenheit 11/9 review – Michael Moore gets his voice back

The documentarist uses his trademark style to make an alarmingly persuasive case that US democracy is under threat"

theguardian.com/film/2018/oct/

Would I be joking if the world was ending? Absolutely. Here's how I know.

9/11

Phone call. Henry, turn on the TV!

Why there's nothing at this time but soap operas and ads.

Just do it!

What, is it time to kneel down, put our heads between our legs, and kiss our asses goodbye?

I don't know.

Okay, you have my attention...

[turns on TV to see the second tower fall].

@hhardy01

Due to street repair in the chosen place Memorial was offered by Moscow government several other options (together with official excuses). Memorial refused these alternatives as the initially planned site was used for this ceremony for 11 years and specifically due to the reason it is located close for Lubyanka street, where NKVD (main repression authority, predecessor of KGB) was located.

"Moscow city authorities have refused permission for an annual ceremony honouring victims of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, according to Russia’s most prominent human rights group.

Memorial, the country’s oldest rights group, has held a 12-hour ceremony every year on 29 October for the past 11 years...Historians estimate about a million people perished in Stalin’s Terror, also known as the Great Purge, in the 1930s."

theguardian.com/world/2018/oct

"The US president incited cheers and chants from a crowd of about 8,000 supporters on Thursday night when he said: “Greg is smart. And by the way, never wrestle him. You understand. Never.”

Trump’s comments mark the first time the president has openly and directly praised a violent act against a journalist on American soil."

theguardian.com/us-news/2018/o

"Instead of competitively run utilities, record investment by the private sector and sounder public finances, we have natural monopolies handed over to the wealthy, banks that can dump their liabilities on the public when things get tough, and an outsourcing industry that feasts upon the carcass of the public sector. As if all this weren’t enough, neoliberal voices complain that we need to cut taxes and red tape, and further starve our public services."

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

PeerTube 1.0 released.

PeerTube is a free, decentralized, federated video platform that uses peer-to-peer technology, developed by Framasoft.

To provide an alternative to centralized, now censorship infested platforms such as YouTube.

Mobile?

Sailfish OS: Sail2Play gitlab.com/fabrixxm/harbour-sa +Jolla Store

Android: P2Play gitlab.com/agosto182/p2play/

==> framablog.org/2018/10/15/peert
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"Let us get it straight. Neoliberalism has ripped you off and robbed you blind. The evidence of that is mounting up – in your bills, in your services and in the finances of your country."

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

"As Trump cozies up to Saudi Arabia, the rule of law collapses further

The president is right where he wants to be as he defends fellow corrupt rulers in Jamal Khashoggi’s death"

"...In what is surely a remarkable coincidence, Saudi sources leaked word that they were preparing to admit the killing, but insisted it was an interrogation that went wrong.

Interrogations tend to go wrong when they include someone armed with a bone saw."

theguardian.com/world/commenti

"As someone who knew Jamal Khashoggi for more than 15 years, I’m outraged at the reports that a Saudi team of royal thugs beat, drugged and murdered Jamal — even cutting off his fingers, presumably because that’s what he wrote with — and then dismembered him with a bone saw. But I’m equally outraged at the pathetic White House response."

nytimes.com/2018/10/17/opinion

Hi friends!
Some time ago, I made a little program to remind me why I blocked the people in my blocklist. Now I have added a graphical user interface. You can check it out here: schlomp.space/tastytea/whybloc

Trump seems oblivious to the allegation that the self-appointed Guardian of the holy places of Islam's designated heir's henchmen apparently committed this atrocity in a designated diplomatic facility. How many flavors of wrong are there? All in one story. And Trump is peddling the unlikely cover story that this was some kind of rogue operation. Because he doesn't want to ruin a big arms deal.

Sociopaths of the world have united. Can we do less?

Donald Trump was raising up all this prejudice against Muslims early in his term and now he and his followers seem to have forgotten all about that. Memory Hole.

Consider, the Turkish government is leaking a scenario in which Saudi plutocrat and journalist Jamal Khashoggi was lured into the Saudi consul's office, beaten, "interrogated" (for what? account passwords/Swiss Bank Account numbers?), had his fingers chopped off and then was dismembered with a bone saw WHILE STILL ALIVE. But Trump...

What's for lunch?

Three free range large brown egg omelet, with provolone cheese and beefsteak tomato, perfect thick cut bacon, made in toaster oven, Grillo's Hot Pickle, three slices cinnamon raisin toast with real butter, organic whole milk strawberry yogurt, Stok cold brew coffee black and whole milk with ice.

In the background, Origin PC Edition Razer Chroma Blackwidow keyboard and Fisher Space Pen. Because of course. :)

Alessandro Tinonga reports from the Bay Area where hotel workers at the Marriott chain have joined their union brothers and sisters across the country on the picket line.

socialistworker.org/2018/10/17

Your tax dollars at work.

"His killers were waiting when Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. They severed his fingers during an interrogation and later beheaded and dismembered him, according to details from audio recordings published in the Turkish news media on Wednesday.

It was all over within a few minutes, the recordings suggested."

nytimes.com/2018/10/17/world/e

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