💰 ☠️ Average US Taxpayer Sent $3,456 to Pentagon Last Year and Just $39 to the EPA
#tax #warisaracket https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/04/17/astronomical-cost-war-average-us-taxpayer-sent-3456-pentagon-last-year-and-just-39
The paradox of productivity in 2018 is even if you're writing a quantum tech article whilst simultaneously dogwalking, podcasting your fourth Ph. D, & inventing the next revolutionary drudge-work-automating app (that will be consumed by a tech giant), you'll always be making not-enough per hour for a dignified existence.
No amount of neurohack pills, 180-hour crunches and AI assistants will ever free us, because neofeudal capitalism will consume all abundance.
The wheel must break.
💊 🔬 Migraine relief without side effects
New drug uses antibodies to stop chronic migraines by blocking the neural pathway that sends pain signals to the brain during a migraine. Phase III trials on about 1,000 subjects are complete now and there are already plans for it to be approved by the FDA.
👢 Journalist targeted for detention on the basis of his reporting
“He’s been critical of law enforcement in his reporting and was targeted and retaliated against for that reporting,” said Michelle Lapointe, senior staff attorney with SPLC.
#fascism #censorship https://www.apnews.com/fe29c2bb9c7743cb992a89a461b39c86
🔨 All The White Supremacists Running For Office In the US In 2018
Plus candidates who’ve said white supremacist things, hung out with white supremacists, or talked to anti-Semitic publications.
#whitesupremacism #nazi #antisemitism https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/white-supremacists-running-for-office-2018_us_5a7da926e4b0c6726e1285c1
✈️ The Pilot Who Saved That Southwest Flight Is A Badass
Tammie Jo Shults, reportedly one of the pilots responsible for landing the Southwest Airlines flight 1380 that experienced an engine explosion earlier today, was also one of the first women pilots in the Navy and one of the first women to fly the F/A 18 fighter jet.
#airline #accident #southwest https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-pilot-who-saved-that-southwest-flight-is-a-badass-1825341463
🙈 🙉 🙊 Baboons used 55-gallon barrel to escape from San Antonio research facility, officials say
⚖️ 💊 💰 Bernie Sanders introduces bill to impose jail time for execs behind opioid crisis
The legislation would impose a 10-year minimum prison sentence and fines equal to an executive’s compensation package if the individual’s company is found to have illegally contributed to the opioid crisis. It would also impose an additional fine on those companies of $7.8 billion — one-tenth the annual cost of the crisis, per a 2016 estimate.
💰 ⚖️ Morris Pearl: "I'm a millionaire who creates zero jobs. Why do I pay less tax than you?"
#economicjustice #taxes #inequality
🕵️♂️ CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that, for security reasons, the company collects “data of people who have not signed up for Facebook.”
Facebook often installs cookies on non-users’ browsers if they visit sites with Facebook”like” and “share” buttons, whether or not a person pushes a button. Facebook said it uses browsing data to create analytics reports, including about traffic to a site.
#eff #privacy #facebook https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/facebook-tracking-of-non-users-sparks-broader-privacy-concerns_us_5ad34f10e4b016a07e9d5871
⚠️ California Democrats Want to Weaken Bill That Would Protect Net Neutrality
"It’s outrageous that California democrats would produce a document that looks like it was literally written by lobbyists for AT&T and Comcast."
#netneutrality #california #democorporate
In defense of “participation trophies”:
I would honestly rather live in a society that rewards people for trying and showing up than one that suggests that things are only worth doing if you might be the best.
😡 U.S.-led forces appear to be using white phosphorus in populated areas in Iraq and Syria
#terrrorism #chemicalwarfare #incendiary
💩 Broadband advisor picked by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai arrested on fraud charges
Elizabeth Pierce allegedly tricked investors into pouring $250 million into a fiber optic scheme by forging revenue agreements.
#netneutrality #fcc #pai