California followed the Sanders model as does NYC and look at the results.
No state follows the Sanders model, event his home state of Vermont.
There is too much corporate influenced money and media manipulation, by the Kochs for example, working to convince people that universal medicare, a basic income or guaranteed job and living wage, taxes on companies and the uber rich in line with the Eisenhower era of real Great American prosperity are somehow "socialism" and benefiting only immigrants and welfare queens.
Instead they push for cutting "entitlements" that directly benefit poor white voters in these Red states and give more benefits to the fake "job creators'.
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Huge difference, Koch doesn’t have his money invested in as many George Soros and his Open Society Foundations (OSF), operates in more than 120 countries
Right, because promotong an open society and liberal values abroad is such a bad thing, like the Peace Corps.
Instead of propagandizing the most important American electorate into endorsing things like trickle down economics and corporate welfare for the rich.
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Nikki Haley wins backing from powerful Koch network as she aims to take on Trump
And the right blathers on about Soros.
The Koch's and the Citizens United decision brought in outright corporate bought elections.
The Koch's constant misdirection of the conservative base, talking fiscal prudence and tax cuts and welfare cuts, while always supporting candidates who will cut social services, deliver corporate tax cuts and keep the corporate welfare socialism for the rich gravy train going.
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Kishida pledges to do utmost to tackle negative impact of price hikes
'Do the utmost ' and then the prescription drug side effect fast talk;
Excluding cutting political and bureaucratic, subsidies to Japan Inc and associated cronies, actually giving workers funds to assist their livelihoods, tax cuts to workers etc etc etc.
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That do not apply to the article, which never makes the claim climate change depends or not on any economic model, that comes completely from you, once again climate change by itself have consequences as described in the article.
That is a pretty shocking degree of naivete and disingenuousness to believe anthropogenic climate change does not depend on an economic model of fossil fuel extraction.
I believe you have lost the plot.
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In addition , I am sure when you talk of Taibbi and "censorship" he is speaking of people like me who criticize neo-liberal capitalism, mostly from the Democratic Party, not supporters of alt-right conservatism. .
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Yes, he does.
Tangential, but you have quoted Taibbi a bit and I wonder if you share his extensive anti-capitalist views like characterizing financializtion and billionaire hyper-capital as a "vampire- squid".
Musk is certainly an exemplar of that with his blood emerald legacy beginning in the capital markets.
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That means that up to this point you have not proved how the title is misleading (since it does reflect the content of the article) nor how climate change do not have the effects listed in the article (and since it does, that means both the article and the title are correct).
Obscurantism and pedantry are its own defense.
First, agree with the proposition of the article that climate change is a factor in substance abuse.
Missing the forest for the trees, it is because of LSC, as numerous literature supports.
I am not "debunking", or claiming something is incorrect ( I do that in other posts).
The tools of logic and intellectual rigor are generally useful but can lead. to, as Nietzsche said, a kind of cud-chewing and paralysis.
Long story short, climate change shortens lives and affects mental health, due to late stage capitalist economics.
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You make no argument to demonstrate this claim either, your criticism is still invalid since the article never made the claim you are trying to rebuke, and you have not argued against the claims it actually made.
Of course it didn't, I am criticizing the omission and I agree largely with the claims it makes .
Maybe a closer reading and acquaintance with the dialectic would benefit.
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You have used no argument to refute anything that is included
Logical failure and if you had the read the link provided you would have known that climate change is definitely an epiphenomenon of Late Stage Capitalism.
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He’s not. Just more fair to both sides than previous ownership, but still a leftie at heart.
Cribbing ideas for your tech projects from a Scottish anarcho-communist writer of some of the best SF in decades, Iain Banks, and passing them off as your own does not make you a "leftie".
Typical rightist capitalist stealing from the actual creators to enrich themselves.
Musk is desperately trying to court the Xtian nationalist pro-Zionist base to subscribe to to the Xitter pay app to fulfill his Chinese style super app aspirations.
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Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson denounced the leader of the far-right party propping up his government Monday after he called for some mosques to be torn down.
Why were so many small businesses shuttered, torn down, unable to pay rent and taxes and bankrupt during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Every country could do with fewer mosques, churches, synagogues, temples on the other hand; but they are a privileged, tax exempt class.
Make it fair.
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“Hatred of the Jews affects the behavior of people in many places around the world, and you have a huge role to play in this,” Herzog told Musk.
Saying that Israel bombs hospitals, kills children and reporters and indiscriminately bombs: Anti-Semitic.
Saying transnational Jewry is pushing for immigration to replace Europeans, pushing a woke agenda to undermine European Christian culture , and using the Jewish controlled media to do so: Free speech.
Got it, and sounds like MAGA messaging, no wonder Musk and Netanyahu are behind it.
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5 reasons why climate change may see more of us turn to alcohol and other drugs
Title is misleading.
Overarching that, the culprit for mental health problems and shorter life expectancies in in the UK and US for example is Late Stage Capitalism.
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Yusaku Maezawa, the entrepreneur who became the first Japanese civilian to travel to the International Space Station in December 2021, attends an event in Tokyo on Monday, showing the capsule in which he returned to Earth from space.
Cosplaying billionaires involved in the the space race are the anti-Right Stuff.
Recreating what the real pioneers like Gagarin and Aldrin did 60 years ago, making a mockery of the so-called capitalist engine of innovation and progress.
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Police in Yokohama have arrested a 53-year-old House of Representatives Secretariat staff member on suspicion of theft after he allegedly stole grocery items worth about 9,000 yen from a supermarket on Sunday.
I wonder if he will have to commit suicide from shame and fear like the other shoplifters threatened with arrest for shoplifting some food when unemployed and desperate.
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Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was grilled in the Diet on Monday by the opposition bloc over Ishikawa Gov Hiroshi Hase's remarks that gifts were provided to International Olympic Committee members during the bid to host the Tokyo Games.
LDP current and former politicians directly bribed or use Japan Inc. proxies like dentsu to sweeten the deal to the IOC to acquire the Olympic shenanigans during COVID to fill their own coffers at the expense of the populace symbolized by the empty stadiums.
Action News at 11, 2019.
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The "Great Replacement" conspiracy theory holds that Jewish people and leftists are engineering the ethnic and cultural replacement of white populations with non-white immigrants that will lead to a "white genocide."
There is a great effort to conflate many takes to create a narrative benefiting Musk and Netanyahu.
Nuance and reasoned evidence are their enemies.
The "Great Replacement" is promoted by MAGA white nationalists and is anti-Semitic, usually name dropping George Soros.
Then many Christian Nationalists have adopted a pro-Zionist stance where any injustice against Palestinians is acceptable
And there is a position on the left mostly where Hamas' actions are heinous but in the face of oppression and murder radical action is necessary.
Netanyahu and Musk want any questioning and opposition to Israeli actions deemed anti-Semitic and the core anti-Semitic rhetoric on the right to be enshrined as 'free speech'.
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"Yellow Door: '90s Lo-fi Film Club" showcases Bong's formative years as an obsessive film enthusiast and aspiring filmmaker, as well as a group of quirky young South Korean cinephiles who came together in the early 1990s
Parasite could have been done with a lofi aesthetic and been as powerful, it was that good.
Bong's different explorations in different genres showing the contradictions of late stage capitalist society in the Korean context are great.
Along with Squid Game you can see there is a theme here.
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The research, conducted jointly by Japanese food manufacturer Kinjirushi Co. and Tohoku University,
No bias there, none at all. I see a lot of medical research touting various nutrients as a staple of JTV ai ed at the middle aged and elderly, inevitably corporate sponsored.
That being said I slather on the wasabi, even on things Iike tofu ànd popcorn.
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Daryl Hall has sued his longtime music partner John Oates, arguing that his plan to sell off his share of a joint venture would violate the terms of a business agreement the Hall & Oates duo had forged.
Somebody is out of touch, hopefully they are not out of time.
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There is a lot of chatter that there was a breakthrough in AI architecture involving metamorphic self-improvement, encryption breaking, and/or synthetic data training and mathematical abilities that could be profoundly destabilizing.
That led chief scientist Sutskever to go forward with a 'coup" against the more for-profit, capitalist leaning of Altman.
A lot of speculation at the moment.
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Factions of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party are suspected of failing to report political party revenues of more than 1 million yen in 2022, Kyodo News confirmed Friday, taking a further toll on Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
Japan's neo-feudal, two-tier "justice' system could not be more apparent.
During the pandemic I saw and read multiple stories of contractors and freelancers hounded by the tax authorities, thrown out of bed, had bank accounts garnished and goods confiscated by heartless tax inspectors for minor under-reporting of revenue just to survive, despite the COVID conditions.
The titans of Japan Inc. and LDP pols suffer no such consequences despite their vastly greater fraud and theft from the public treasury.
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Many trainees ran way due to unjust treatment, including unpaid wages and harassment.
These are not only trainee program problems, these are Japan Inc. problems.
Wage theft is endemic, even from the overtaxed, pathetic take home pay.
The LDP/Japan Inc. combine will not address it, focusing on things like scams targeting seniors instead.
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the Tokyo Venture Capital Hub, which brings together around 70 Japanese venture capitals;
These luxury real estate complexes are money laundering schemes for transnational capital.
They diatort the housing ,market, have mostly absentee landlords and used for capital holding so neighborhood small business dies, and are used by shady rentiers for money laundering.
That sums up about all of these developments.
Of course the LDP cronies are complicit.
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According to Reuters, Sutskever's, the brains behind OpenAI, "coup" and subsequent backtracking may have been because of conflicts over how to deal with a paradigm-shifting development in the research that may have shown a clear path to AGI.
Larry Summers appointing to the board hints at some government intervention.
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The inauguration of Milei, a right-wing populist who has expressed admiration for Trump, is scheduled for Dec 10.
If Trump is back in 2024 expect more diplomacy by feting anyone who praises him.
Milei called on Trump to “continue with his fight against socialism, because he’s one of the few who fully understood that the battle is against socialism, that the battle is against the statists.
A cursory look at the recent history of Argentina shows right wind authoritarianism , neo-liberal selling of of the public wealth to international finacial interests that enriches a few and outright murder of dissenters has been Argentina's curse, not 'socialism'.
It is an old playbook and reminds me of the famous quote from some classic Red-baiters whom former Argentine leaders were allied with.
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
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We want low taxes and sensible policies and peace.
If you a certain rightist populist politician in line with Wilders views you can already brag about paying zero taxes on billions.
For workers this is not really an option.
The same exchange of vitriol for actual benefits will probably hold true in the Netherlands.
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Emmet Shear who seemed to have been for a minute CEO of Open AI stated CEO duties could be largely automated by AI.
Seems chaotic behind the scenes but I think the overcompensated jobs of most politicians and CEOs could be done better by AI at this point, and at far less cost.
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What do you think are some of the major differences between J-pop and K-pop music?
It is hot when Korean girls say "oppa".
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