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Black Lives Matter

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    Oghulk wrote: »
    Tef wrote: »
    Treating housing as a wealth vehicle is a fucking abhorrent concept, and has done wonders for cementing capitalism, and a conservative mentality more generally, around the world. Not to say that I think there was a shadowy government orchestrating the whole thing, it was more dumb luck that was capitalised (heh) on

    Something to consider is private property (and the single family home more specifically) as an extension of the feudal castle lord. David Roberts had what I think is a fairly cogent attack showing how it's just the modern day equivalent of the castle that might be of interest to you.

    All of that seems to be true and I agree with it

    However, I still don't want to ever have to physically interact with another human ever again if I can help it. If I could retire right now and move a couple hundred miles into the middle of the woods but still have excellent internet and have all my groceries and medications delivered to me, nobody would ever see me again (except my wife and our dogs/cats/pigs).

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  • MillMill Registered User regular
    Let's also not forget that another huge factor in the housing crisis, is all the bullshit NIMBY things. There are a ton of NIMBY crap that was pushed for very racist reasons. Thus resulted in both housing that is too expensive for people that aren't wealthy and pushing people into setups where if they have to make long commutes, that often negate any cost saving they get from moving further out of the city to the more "affordable" housing. Given systemic racism, this does fall heavily on blacks.

    Also it's made worse with all the business consolidation as well, since it really feels like that is resulting in all the good jobs being consolidated into locations that already have a high cost of living and further driving the cost of home up in those areas further.

    Then they'd also need to do something about how developers go about things as well. There are a ton of shit tier homes that are super expensive because the developers want to make a killing, so they'll switch out basic countertops for granite countertops (IMO that shit should devalue a home, given what fucking hassle that shit is) and cheap carpet & linoleum for hardwood floors because it doesn't cost them much more and then they jack the price way, way up. So you get this overpriced shit that is billed as "luxury" housing, that is still luxury housing at all.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    freeman home-owners had significantly more collective bargaining power than the modern peasantry, largely because modern policing has a much stricter hold on legitimatized reactive violence

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    freeman home-owners had significantly more collective bargaining power than the modern peasantry, largely because modern policing has a much stricter hold on legitimatized reactive violence

    I think it can be legitimately hard to understand how new policing is as an institution and how the world functioned prior

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    freeman home-owners had significantly more collective bargaining power than the modern peasantry, largely because modern policing has a much stricter hold on legitimatized reactive violence

    Fremen were also the most skilled warriors in the empire

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    freeman home-owners had significantly more collective bargaining power than the modern peasantry, largely because modern policing has a much stricter hold on legitimatized reactive violence

    I think it can be legitimately hard to understand how new policing is as an institution and how the world functioned prior

    ''t must've been terrible to live as a peasant in the middle ages'

    yeah you had no modern medicine and everything probably stunk, but at least you could sue or murder your local lord if they pissed you off enough, and generally get away with it

    also you probably worked way less than 40 hours a week on average

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Oghulk wrote: »
    Tef wrote: »
    Treating housing as a wealth vehicle is a fucking abhorrent concept, and has done wonders for cementing capitalism, and a conservative mentality more generally, around the world. Not to say that I think there was a shadowy government orchestrating the whole thing, it was more dumb luck that was capitalised (heh) on

    Something to consider is private property (and the single family home more specifically) as an extension of the feudal castle lord. David Roberts had what I think is a fairly cogent attack showing how it's just the modern day equivalent of the castle that might be of interest to you.

    Like right down to stand-your-grand laws being considered "castle doctrine"

    Even the people making the laws agree!

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  • PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    edited May 14
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Straightzi wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    freeman home-owners had significantly more collective bargaining power than the modern peasantry, largely because modern policing has a much stricter hold on legitimatized reactive violence

    I think it can be legitimately hard to understand how new policing is as an institution and how the world functioned prior

    ''t must've been terrible to live as a peasant in the middle ages'

    yeah you had no modern medicine and everything probably stunk, but at least you could sue or murder your local lord if they pissed you off enough, and generally get away with it

    also you probably worked way less than 40 hours a week on average

    I uh

    I don't think they usually got away with that.

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  • PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
    Seems much more likely that the local lord would be able to kill you and get away with it.

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  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    When something bad happened there were usually authorities who were responsible for dealing with it in most societies. What's fundamentally different about modern law enforcement is patrolling. At some point we got the notion that we needed people watching over people to make sure they weren't breaking the law.

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  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    There has been a mass shooting in Buffalo, NY, killing at least 10 and injuring more. It was live streamed to twitch by the shooter.

    It is believed that the shooter posted a manifesto on 4chan, wherein they describe themselves as a
    white supremacist and their intent being to target an area with the highest black population in his state.

    Article:

    Thread with some more details about the shooter's manifesto:

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  • PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
    When something bad happened there were usually authorities who were responsible for dealing with it in most societies. What's fundamentally different about modern law enforcement is patrolling. At some point we got the notion that we needed people watching over people to make sure they weren't breaking the law.

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  • reVersereVerse Attack and Dethrone God Registered User regular
    There has been a mass shooting in Buffalo, NY, killing at least 10 and injuring more. It was live streamed to twitch by the shooter.

    It is believed that the shooter posted a manifesto on 4chan, wherein they describe themselves as a
    white supremacist and their intent being to target an area with the highest black population in his state.

    Article:

    Thread with some more details about the shooter's manifesto:

    A lone wolf, no possible way to know why they did it.

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    Taken alive by the cops the president just said deserve more money, of course

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited May 14
    Law and order svu is a power fantasy for women that their sexual assults could be investigated and prosecuted in a timely fashion.

    Edit: friendly reminder that violent crime incredibly low since 1993 and has seen a spike since 2013, but still isnt on that level

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  • HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    It's always fuckin Nazis, every fucking time.

    Sick of this shit.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    It's always fuckin Nazis, every fucking time.

    Sick of this shit.

    At least they didnt have an airplane this time

  • PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
    Law and order svu is a power fantasy for women that their sexual assults could be investigated and prosecuted in a timely fashion.

    All copaganda TV is bad but the part where like four people quickly and successfully handle every part of the investigation aside form being the snarky coroner is particularly stupid.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    SVU is the worst kind of copaganda

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  • MidniteMidnite Registered User regular
    edited May 14


    Fucking amazing country we got here

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  • ElaroElaro Threadkiller, Harbinger of the Lock GodsRegistered User regular
    Mother. Fucking. Fucker.

    "Fear will keep the black people in line. Fear of our lone wolves."
    Law and order svu is a power fantasy for women that their sexual assults could be investigated and prosecuted in a timely fashion.

    Edit: friendly reminder that violent crime incredibly low since 1993 and has seen a spike since 2013, but still isnt on that level

    Power fantasy nothing, it's a false reassurance to young women not in touch with older generations that The System is gonna protect you.
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    It already came into effect? Powers above and below...

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    I honestly stopped watching after a dude in dubai committed assults similar to an svu episode and i had enough data from that episode to build a profile

    I also miss the days where svu pointed out suspects were free because
    *victims were not important enough
    *rape kits were destroyed
    *victims slut shamed
    *families were intimidated into slut shaming
    *victims in the closet and too damn scared to leave for fear of exile
    *abusers were police officers

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  • PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
    Uhhh I'm not so sure they're banning him for political views so much as the broadcasted murders breaking TOS.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Uhhh I'm not so sure they're banning him for political views so much as the broadcasted murders breaking TOS.

    I don't think the Texas law shows a difference. It's pretty broad.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited May 14


    (The answer is "doesn't matter unless advertisers pull out")

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Oh, cash for kids. Learned that from svu.

  • HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »


    (The answer is "doesn't matter unless advertisers pull out")

    They will continue to keep him on air because he's their biggest audience draw/most prominent eldritch horror. Even if some advertiser drop him, others will happily show up and cover the slack to get those trendy spendy white supremacist eyeballs on their vile catalogue of horrors.

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  • LabelLabel Registered User regular
    Isn't Fox no longer very reliant on advertisement money? I thought they got most of their money in cable fees these days. Something about packaging laws of channels, so you can't just pay for the ones you want, or (in this case) NOT pay for the ones you DON'T want?

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  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist disgusted Registered User regular
    I'm sure the Murdock family is happy to spend the money.

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  • OghulkOghulk Registered User regular
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Uhhh I'm not so sure they're banning him for political views so much as the broadcasted murders breaking TOS.

    I don't think the Texas law shows a difference. It's pretty broad.

    The Texas law is so fucked on so many levels, which just tends to be the case whenever this stupid bunch of donkey ass legislators get together and pass a bill.

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    Oghulk wrote: »
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Uhhh I'm not so sure they're banning him for political views so much as the broadcasted murders breaking TOS.

    I don't think the Texas law shows a difference. It's pretty broad.

    The Texas law is so fucked on so many levels, which just tends to be the case whenever this stupid bunch of donkey ass legislators get together and pass a bill.

    Speaking of our shitgibbon legislators did you see this?
    Earlier on Friday, six separate power generation facilities in the state went offline causing the loss of nearly 3,000 megawatts of electricity.

    Interim CEO Brad Jones stated ERCOT is working closely with other aspects of the power industry to ensure electricity can be provided to all consumers, noting the increasing heat.

    All power has been restored with operations running normally.

    James said he is asking all consumers to limit and conserve energy whenever possible and provided tips on doing so.

    Use of appliances such as dishwashers, washers, and dryers should be avoided during the peak times of 3-8 p.m. during the weekend.

    He also stated consumers should set their thermostat to at least 78 degrees or more.

    I'm so glad Abbott and his cronies and sycophants fixed our power grid after 2019's clusterfuck of a disaster. 🙃

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »


    (The answer is "doesn't matter unless advertisers pull out")

    They will continue to keep him on air because he's their biggest audience draw/most prominent eldritch horror. Even if some advertiser drop him, others will happily show up and cover the slack to get those trendy spendy white supremacist eyeballs on their vile catalogue of horrors.

    Even if enough advertisers pull out that they have to boot him, they'll just replace him with another guy who takes the temperature down just enough to seem comparatively reasonable and empathetic, and then he'll slowly turn the rhetoric back up

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  • OghulkOghulk Registered User regular
    Darmak wrote: »
    Oghulk wrote: »
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Uhhh I'm not so sure they're banning him for political views so much as the broadcasted murders breaking TOS.

    I don't think the Texas law shows a difference. It's pretty broad.

    The Texas law is so fucked on so many levels, which just tends to be the case whenever this stupid bunch of donkey ass legislators get together and pass a bill.

    Speaking of our shitgibbon legislators did you see this?
    Earlier on Friday, six separate power generation facilities in the state went offline causing the loss of nearly 3,000 megawatts of electricity.

    Interim CEO Brad Jones stated ERCOT is working closely with other aspects of the power industry to ensure electricity can be provided to all consumers, noting the increasing heat.

    All power has been restored with operations running normally.

    James said he is asking all consumers to limit and conserve energy whenever possible and provided tips on doing so.

    Use of appliances such as dishwashers, washers, and dryers should be avoided during the peak times of 3-8 p.m. during the weekend.

    He also stated consumers should set their thermostat to at least 78 degrees or more.

    I'm so glad Abbott and his cronies and sycophants fixed our power grid after 2019's clusterfuck of a disaster. 🙃

    Yeah I'm saying fuck that, not my responsibility to "reduce demand" because the people in power prefer jerking themselves off than solving problems.

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  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    Elaro wrote: »
    Mother. Fucking. Fucker.

    "Fear will keep the black people in line. Fear of our lone wolves."

    Stochastic terrorism - outsourcing oppression to the poor whites who'll do the job on their own dime.

    Not that there's not a police state apparatus to do it officially too.

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  • MuzzmuzzMuzzmuzz Registered User regular
    Mayabird wrote: »
    Elaro wrote: »
    Mother. Fucking. Fucker.

    "Fear will keep the black people in line. Fear of our lone wolves."

    Stochastic terrorism - outsourcing oppression to the poor whites who'll do the job on their own dime.

    Not that there's not a police state apparatus to do it officially too.

    Wait... is that an actual quote...

    ... Because if it is, it completely backfires, seeing as it comes from the guy who controlled the First Death Star, which was blown up by the people he was intending to instill fear in...

  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Muzzmuzz wrote: »
    Mayabird wrote: »
    Elaro wrote: »
    Mother. Fucking. Fucker.

    "Fear will keep the black people in line. Fear of our lone wolves."

    Stochastic terrorism - outsourcing oppression to the poor whites who'll do the job on their own dime.

    Not that there's not a police state apparatus to do it officially too.

    Wait... is that an actual quote...

    ... Because if it is, it completely backfires, seeing as it comes from the guy who controlled the First Death Star, which was blown up by the people he was intending to instill fear in...

    Have you read the wiki about Legends Tarkin and canon Tarkin?

    Dude is like, what violent shitty cops think they are.

  • ElaroElaro Threadkiller, Harbinger of the Lock GodsRegistered User regular
    Muzzmuzz wrote: »
    Mayabird wrote: »
    Elaro wrote: »
    Mother. Fucking. Fucker.

    "Fear will keep the black people in line. Fear of our lone wolves."

    Stochastic terrorism - outsourcing oppression to the poor whites who'll do the job on their own dime.

    Not that there's not a police state apparatus to do it officially too.

    Wait... is that an actual quote...

    ... Because if it is, it completely backfires, seeing as it comes from the guy who controlled the First Death Star, which was blown up by the people he was intending to instill fear in...

    No, it's not an actual quote. The message I was trying to communicate was very similar to that of Lucas's OT: the hubris of white supremacists who think they can terrorize the people they oppress into not fighting back.

    "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery... And flattery will get you nowhere!"
  • MidniteMidnite Registered User regular


    And like clockwork, another mass shooting, this time at a church in SoCal.

  • HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    Not to detract from the latest mass shooting, but this was pointed out to me and is extremely relevant/depressing:




    The press does everything in its power to dehumanize or otherwise play up the maturity of young Black victims, but will go absolutely all the fuck out of its way to paint white murderers as immature boys who maybe possibly shouldn't be held accountable for their actions. They pullef this same shit with Dylann Roof, calling him a young man and a misguided youth.

    This is some utterly sickening shit that should result in firing and exile from journalism forever. Go type your propaganda under a white hood you racist fucks. At least then we'll see your bias on the sleeves of your white robe so we know not to waste our time with your dreck.

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