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Posted: May 10, 2024 - 10:30am

The Right Has Been Pushing “Free-Market” Propaganda in US Public Schools for Over a Century
In their new book, The Big Myth: How American Business Taught Us to Loathe Government and Love the Free Market, Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway recount the astonishing tale of an industry-led effort to feed students and their teachers “correct information” about capitalism and free-market principles.

In the 1920s, private electrical utilities faced a dilemma. They resisted rural electrification as it wasn’t profitable, but they didn’t want the government to step in and provide the service. The solution that the National Electric Light Association (NELA) settled upon was a propaganda effort through the schools. By influencing textbooks and teachers, went the thinking, these titans of lighting hoped to shape the future generations. These 1920s-era young people, having learned in school that government regulation and public ownership were bad, would grow up to cast their votes for officials who felt the same.


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Posted: May 6, 2024 - 9:52am

Rules-based bully

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Posted: May 5, 2024 - 4:50pm


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Posted: May 5, 2024 - 4:29pm

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Narrative/PR control with a bit of projection



The "agitators" and "activists" being folks relating messages of the history of Palestinian demise and oppression, Gaza being nothing but a concentration camp controlled by the Israelis, etc.

In other words: No, you are not crazy They really are banning TikTok to cover for a genocide and regain control of the narrative.

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Posted: May 5, 2024 - 4:01pm

Narrative/PR control with a bit of projection

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Posted: May 5, 2024 - 3:51pm

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It doesn't help the world at all if this is constantly being swept under the carpet. 

Thing is, this is happening on a global scale... not only to Israel.
Why TikTok being banned in the US is another message needful of being spread, as hardly any western media have it in their news.

Politicians mostly still live in the 20th century, and their press editors, too. OMG
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Posted: May 4, 2024 - 11:27am

World Press Freedom Index 2024 - journalism under political pressure
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Posted: May 3, 2024 - 12:16pm

ICC prosecutor calls for end to intimidation of staff, statement says
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Posted: May 3, 2024 - 10:17am

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How can anyone be OK with the fact that innocent children are suffering ... and Americans are helping to pay for it?
The fact that there are an unprecedented number of child amputees in Gaza is the Palestinians’ fault. ...


You are saying the Palestinian children are the cause of their maiming? I get that's not what you said, but you cannot hold that blanket view and not hold the children responsible also. Too many people's distinct right and wrong views do not bother to look at the whole of what it means, what it causes. And rarely do they hold to those views when the roles are reversed.
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Posted: May 3, 2024 - 8:28am

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Posted: May 3, 2024 - 8:08am

This came out yesterday, from a TED conference in British Columbia last week.

Scott Galloway can be repetitive, arrogant, and annoying, but that doesn't mean he's wrong.  There is a ton of common sense-based reality in this talk.


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Posted: Apr 30, 2024 - 8:46pm

Opinion Monumental changes to prescription drug prices for seniors are coming

Washington Post. May be paywalled. Here are the main points


1) Drug price negotiation. For the first time in history, Medicare can now negotiate directly with manufacturers.

2) A cap on out-of-pocket spending.

3) Lower prices for insulin.

4) Free vaccines.

5) Inflation penalty for drug manufacturers. A lesser-known but also noteworthy change is that drug companies now have to pay a rebate to Medicare if they increase prices faster than inflation.

6) Extra help for the most vulnerable. The IRA provides an income-based subsidy for Medicare enrollees.

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Posted: Apr 30, 2024 - 5:18pm

Congress threatens ICC over Israeli arrest warrants
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Posted: Apr 30, 2024 - 1:08pm

How can anyone be OK with the fact that innocent children are suffering ... and Americans are helping to pay for it?
The fact that there are an unprecedented number of child amputees in Gaza is the Palestinians’ fault. ...
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Posted: Apr 30, 2024 - 12:52pm

$916,000,000,000
That's how much the U.S. spent on war in 2023.

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Well, "Defense", not "War".  They are different things...sort of.  Like cousins or something?


Well, that's a fucking important point to make! So American ...and so intellectual!

Let me puke right here...

Just like guns aren't used for mass shootings in the US of A (and generally no-where else on this planet).

What the f... are military weapons for, if not war?!

What the f... are personal weapons for, if not killing?!


It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

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Posted: Apr 29, 2024 - 4:51pm

"At least we have some principles"
Attorneys inside and outside the administration urge Biden to cut off arms to Israel
So far more than 90 lawyers have signed on to a legal letter alleging Israel’s conduct in Gaza violates U.S. and international law.
The group that drafted the letter includes current attorneys from the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department. While the letter is still circulating for signatures, so far more than 90 lawyers have signed on, including from the departments of Justice, Labor and Energy, along with lawyers at the European Commission and in the private sector.

It’s the latest sign of dissent inside the administration over its Israel policy. It also comes at a key time — a week before the White House faces a May 8 deadline to certify to Congress that its ally’s military actions involving American-supplied weapons adhere to U.S. or international law.

Over the weekend, Reuters reported that some senior U.S. officials told Secretary of State Antony Blinken in an internal memo that they doubt the credibility of Israel’s assurances on the use of U.S. supplied weapons in line with international law. And in February, more than 800 officials in the U.S. and abroad signed an open letter of dissent over their government’s support for Israel’s war in Gaza.

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Posted: Apr 23, 2024 - 11:05am

Global military spending surges amid war, rising tensions and insecurity
Total global military expenditure reached $2443 billion in 2023, an increase of 6.8 per cent in real terms from 2022. This was the steepest year-on-year increase since 2009. The 10 largest spenders in 2023—led by the United States, China and Russia—all increased their military spending, according to new data on global military spending published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), available at www.sipri.org.

Who needs butter when you got guns? World arms spending reaches $2.5 trillion
Between wars and increased tensions, every region saw increases
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Posted: Apr 23, 2024 - 11:00am

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Well, "Defense", not "War".  They are different things...sort of.  Like cousins or something?

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