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Old 01-27-2019, 07:28 PM   #16861 (permalink)
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The **** do I know about Venezuelan politics? It's their **** but Jesus Christ the rest of the world can get ****ed for having opinions on the matter. To be perfectly ****ing honest the Munroe Doctrine must die. China and Russia putting their noses into it is awful but reinforcing our Doctrine is just reinforcing 3rd party authoritarianism.

I don't know, maybe make a point in the UN of letting a sovereign nation decide their own fate without imperialist interference? I know that's a pipedream but **** supporting our own imperialism.
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Old 01-29-2019, 05:37 AM   #16862 (permalink)
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/26/b...rind-tgim.html

As much as I can understand this, it’s about young people pretending that working 80 plus hours a week offers some kind of liberating enlightenment. Can someone tell me wtf is going on here?
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:33 AM   #16863 (permalink)
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As much as I can understand this, it’s about young people pretending that working 80 plus hours a week offers some kind of liberating enlightenment. Can someone tell me wtf is going on here?
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“The vast majority of people beating the drums of hustle-mania are not the people doing the actual work. They’re the managers, financiers and owners,” said David Heinemeier Hansson, the co-founder of Basecamp, a software company.

Mr. Heinemeier Hansson said that despite data showing long hours improve neither productivity nor creativity, myths about overwork persist because they justify the extreme wealth created for a small group of elite techies. “It’s grim and exploitative,” he said.
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Aidan Harper, who created a European workweek-shrinkage campaign called 4 Day Week, argues that this is dehumanizing and toxic. “It creates the assumption that the only value we have as human beings is our productivity capability — our ability to work, rather than our humanity,” he told me.

It’s cultist, Mr. Harper added, to convince workers to buy into their own exploitation with a change-the-world message. “It’s creating the idea that Elon Musk is your high priest,” he said. “You’re going into your church every day and worshiping at the altar of work.”
Corporate cultists need subservient followers in order to maintain their wealth, privilege and power.
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Old 01-29-2019, 07:01 AM   #16864 (permalink)
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You know, Slackerism was probably the most revolutionary movement in 20th C American politics.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:09 AM   #16865 (permalink)
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You know the oldest millennials are just entering their mid-30s so my own kind has probably gone yuppie and is giving their bosses the inside scoop on how to manipulate us.
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And workers are discovering how much power they wield. In November, some 20,000 Googlers participated in a walkout protesting the company’s handling of sexual abusers. Other company employees shut down an artificial intelligence contract with the Pentagon that could have helped military drones become more lethal.
Aaaaand Google's getting into the killing business now. Fantastic. Maybe Google Earth is how we found Bin Laden?
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You know the oldest millennials are just entering their mid-30s so my own kind has probably gone yuppie and is giving their bosses the inside scoop on how to manipulate us.
Do what exactly as told or be sick, homeless, and hungry. Same tactic since the beginning.
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Police detail harrowing raid and shootout that left 5 Houston officers injured and 2 suspects dead


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Getting shot is a pretty predictable outcome when you kick someone’s door in. That goes for anywhere in America but more so in Texas and even more than Texas average in Houston. We’ll have to wait and see if any pigs die before tallying the score but 5 hits is pretty damn good shooting when they had the element of surprise.
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Aaaaand Google's getting into the killing business now. Fantastic. Maybe Google Earth is how we found Bin Laden?
The all-seeing Google eye in the sky probably spotted him while he was stepping out for a smoke.
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