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The police are the operational arm of the Prison-Industrial Slavery Complex.

Millions of people are legally captured and enslaved to make profits for the prison industry. Slavery was never abolished for prisoners. Killing people is collateral damage.

Stopping killing folks is essential. But if that's all we do, then we are just making the Prison-Industrial Slavery Complex work more efficiently and with less friction.

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People used to own their own websites in the pre-social media phase.

The ISP model was web hosting. Everyone would be a publisher. Everyone would have their own website.

Now the model is: you provide the content for someone else's website, for free. You don't own it, and it is used for a comprehensive surveillance system like the world has never seen to not only observe, but to manipulate and influence your affect and conduct. It is aggregated and used by every government and large corp.

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I've been thinking about the George Floyd killing and other killings like Jacob Blake.

What I see is impunity.

Not law enforcement. Not "serve and protect."

I see pudgy incel insecure white cops who didn't serve in the military, trying to prove how tough they are by torturing and breaking strong Black men. Making them beg for their lives, beg for their mothers, and then killing them in cold blood. In public.

And the whole system is bloody-handed and complicit.

Not just a "few bad cops."

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Privilege.

If you don't fear the police & don't understand why other folks do.

Let's break it down.

Hundreds of people are killed by the police in incidents of police violence.

Black folks are stopped & searched, restrained, beaten, tasered, handcuffed, transported to jail, charged, sentenced, and imprisoned longer with much higher frequency than whites with similar alleged offenses. There's a huge amount of statistical evidence showing this.

If you don't fear the police, that's privilege.

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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.

"“There is a continuous, shocking attempt to ignore or try to destroy the truth of what truly happened that day, and to whitewash the facts into something other than what they unmistakably reveal: An attack on our democracy by violent domestic extremists, and a stain on our history and our moral standing here at home and abroad,” Sergeant Gonell said, wiping away tears as he testified."

nytimes.com/live/2021/07/27/us

25 Jul 1972 the Washington Star broke the story of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment, a horrific and unethical 40-year study of poor Black agricultural workers in Alabama who had syphilis but were not informed or treated.

Hiromi @ Tokyo Olympics.

❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

"Olympics 2021: Former Berklee College of Music student Hiromi Uehara was ‘stealing the show’ during Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony"

masslive.com/entertainment/202

🇬🇧 EU attack on cash and virtual cash results in financial paternalism. The EU Commission wants to ban cash payments above 10,000 Euros and anonymous payments in cryptocurrencies.

Read my comment: patrick-breyer.de/en/pirate-me

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Second breakfast is an everything bagel with schmear, red onion, beefsteak tomato, and wild-caught red sockeye salmon lox. With 4x Java House cold brew concentrate, on the rocks.

PS oh yeah that is super good. nom nom!!

Paging Werner Herzog

"A Grizzly Bear Terrorized a Man for Days in Alaska. The Coast Guard Saw His SOS.

Down to his last rounds of ammunition, with bruises and a leg injury, the unidentified man was rescued by a helicopter crew that just happened by."

nytimes.com/2021/07/22/us/bear

* Set in 2019, it says right on the initial splash screen.

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I had forgotten that the movie 'Akira', which came out in 1988, is set in 2020 in Tokyo during the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics!

Well worth a rewatch.

youtube.com/watch?v=sJUAlU05QR

This whole panic over "Big Tech" censoring speech on social media platforms is odd to me. Corporate censorship is the norm, not the exception. After all, many corporate employees are subject to NDAs and other restrictions on their speech, even outside of work. Yet this is just accepted as a normal consequence of employment and "protecting intellectual property rights."

August issue of InStyle magazine: Badass Women - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland (cover ) instyle.com/news/deb-haaland-t

This is Iraq (woo, ayy)...

This is telly (ha) (jeeb el remote lak)
That's the news (yeah)
Media blackout (woo, Black)
Then it’s lights out
Keep sniffin’ the tar
Wi lif el dolma ya hmar (Itzaqnab)
Barrels on barrels on barrels (barrels!)
Food for barrels and barrels (barrels!)
Halliburton the demolished
Delivered a mission accomplished (bush)

I-NZ - THIS IS IRAQ (العراق)
2018

youtu.be/fvxZLKtkgiM

You have taken the land which is rightfully ours
Years from now, my people will be forced to live in mobile homes, on reservations
Your people will wear cardigans, and drink highballs
We will sell our bracelets by the roadsides,
You will play golf, and enjoy hot hors d'oeuvres
My people will have pain, and degradation,
Your people will have stick shifts

The Halluci Nation - Burn Your Village To The Ground (Neon Nativez Remix)
2015

youtu.be/GNi__fnadTM

Has anyone seen the American remake of "Guardians?"

I think it's called "Black Window" something like that. :)

youtu.be/AH_D8COMbhc

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