No wonder the US can come up with something like this, make China & Russia the villains and still being hailed as the bastion of freedom & democracy.

We all play a part in it as well. If we had called them out every time we did China & Russia, maybe they'd think twice before doing such a thing.

If you teach development, the first thing you should be teaching… before HTML, CSS, JS, etc., is ETHICS.

Teach your students to avoid 3rd-party surveillance-based APIs/components. Teach them to de-centre themselves… to build tools owned and controlled by the people who use them.

Usually, I'd be on my laptop reading stuff from hnews and thinking how not to waste time. But, after starting to work from home, I don't want to spend a single second on it. Instead I spend time in the terrace with my family, talking, stargazing, read a book, observing the place which I haven't before. Back in the living room, I watch tv or a movie with family. Don't regret even a single second of not doing my usual routine, when many take it as an opportunity to do so.

"It is said that in a crisis everybody becomes a socialist; free markets take a back seat, to the benefit of the working people. During the Second World War for instance, when universal rationing was introduced in Britain, the average worker became better nourished than before. Likewise, private companies get commandeered to produce goods for the war effort, thus, introducing de facto planning."

CEO: Let's have a company wide meeting!
Employees: Ok.
CEO: Do any of you have any issues you want to share?
Employees: Yes, but it does it matter? we will complete the tasks as if nothing has changed.
CEO: Excellent! I knew I could count on you all. Now, let me get back to becoming "Make a wish bear" for my kids.


If we apply the argument that's made against the poor to big corporations.

Why do big corporations need bailout? Are they not good with their money? They should avoid unnecessary spending, maybe do a side gig & not be lazy.

"Ellen DeGeneres sends a hopeful message telling everyone to 'just keep swimming' through tough times. We're all in this together ❤🏊‍♀️"

While many are uncertain of their jobs in the coming days or those that can't afford to stay at home, we have the rich telling people what they should do during tough times.

Definitely not in the same boat. Not by a long shot.

covid pol 

cant wait to see how free market ideologists twist their brains in knots to deny the plain fact that China, one of the most populous nations on the planet, has contained this virus so effectively that they are now exporting doctors and medical equipment to help manage the pandemic in exponentially smaller nations with unplanned economies

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