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Trump's big gamble on Atlantic City

#LOLZ, the @FailureShow aka: #SpectacularFailures #Podcast took some time this episode to have a look at the #Trump #Scams before he had the power to end the world. I knew he was a #ShitBag back in the 1980s.
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'Kochland': How The Koch Brothers Changed U.S. Corporate And Political Power

If you have wondered why #America seems so much like a #Monarchy now, this podcast has your answer. "Spoiler", it is a monarchy.
It's hiding behind a for-profit facade of #Political #Theater. The #Koch's own all of us and their #Religion is the #AynRand #Distopia for all but the ultra-wealthy.


# #America #Monarchy #Political #Theater #Koch's #Religion #AynRand #Distopia Contemporary Issues Economics News Podcast Politics
Boris B diaspora
@Michael Rupp "Parasites" and "bacteria" only contrast in the parlance of clinical labs where "parasites" tend to denote ...single- or many-celled animals in your digestive tract evidenced through the analysis of feces. Koch's bacillus is definitely not an animal and definitely a bacterium.

What I don't understand is what prompted your question in the context.
I've heard of parasites that have the property of making the host change behavior in a way that benefits the parasite. Like a cat has a parasite present in it's fecal matter that if a rodent gets exposed will become sexually attracted to cat's who eat the rodent and the cycle of the parasites life continues. I might have that wrong. 8(

e.g. the Koch parasite has convinced people with little power to give more power to the Koch's who are taking it away from them.
Boris B diaspora
Ah, I see. In the case of cats that parasite is Toxoplasma gondii which is a single-celled eucaryote (or "animal"). OTOH fungi are known to to similar things to insects.

Gun Ownership vs. Gun Fetish

The #2A #Zealots and Status Symbol #GunOwner's make me think of the line, "The lady doth protest too much, methinks" from William Shakespeare's Hamlet. In another way, their talk of "self-defense" reminds me of anti-gay #Conservative #Politicians who get caught in the act having #Gay relationships. #Hypocrisy!

I personally defend the second amendment (not zealously) and am convinced that it... show more
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OsakaAli diaspora
Wow, @Michael Rupp, you are all over the place. You make a multiplicity of conceptual, historical and theoretical connections which, frankly, are hard to keep track of. Could be a sign of your genius or of something else.

Let me see if I can sort of distill this discourse to it's essence. Risky it may be, but I am going to give it a try.
And what’s this Man at the pinnacle talk? That sounds like something you have been told and accepted without much thought. Sure we have opposable thumbs and are able to communicate better across long distances so we are in practice better killers of all other living things, but that’s no reason to think we’re special.
This, I believe, points to the heart of the matter. Michael. Which leads me to a simple question: do you believe in God?
I believe these social forums are at a loss for organizing a branching dialogue. This is why discourse often spirals out of control on social media. We need some tree branching format instead of a linear long form.

To be direct, I used to be a person of faith (Roman Catholic), but then I thought about it a lot and rejected faith. It's not something I hide, but I don't want to shove it in peoples faces either. My personal deconversion path is out there in the public. It used to be on g+ but I moved it to a Friendica Forum. As I looked for a link today I realized that content is gone. I think when I posted it, the server settings for "Public Server" were on which enacts automatic expiration of posts.
OsakaAli diaspora
I believe these social forums are at a loss for organizing a branching dialogue.
I thought that by my last comment, I was not running up a branch or twig, but getting closer to the trunk; Maybe even the taproot. But that is just what I perceive. Others may have it occur for them differently.
This is why discourse often spirals out of control on social media.
I agree that this does happen, quite often in fact. Again, by my last comment, I felt that I was lassoing the wild beast of almost free-associative thought and distilling the issues to their most radical, substantive element. I still feel the same while recognizing that others might not agree.
We need some tree branching format instead of a linear long form.
I am tending to agree with you on this. Though I can understand the problem and conceive of the solution in sketch form, I lack the skills to solve it on my own. Perhaps that will change in the future, or perhaps someone like-minded guru might come along and provide an alternative before either one of us (y... show more

Murder Rate vs. Mass Shootings

After each #MassShooting a bunch of #2A defenders, with very questionable motives, begin to talk about the #Murder rate.

They are different problems! Murder, in general, has an understandable motive, and often a personal connection from the assailant to the victim. Mass-shootings are driven by psychosis and enacted on innocent victims who are chosen almost at random, and gun makers are complicit in the act. Imagine any mass shooting be a mass stabbing.
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I Tried Hiding From Silicon Valley in a Pile of Privacy Gadgets

This is a fun romp about how #Surveillance #Capitalism has become as #Omnipresent as the magnetic field of the Sun.


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But wait, there's more! #OnPoint
It's #Astonishing to hear what just downloading an app can do to your personal privacy.


#SurveillanceCapitalism
Steve Friendica (AP)
Have any of you had a chance to view the Cambridge Analytica documentary on Netflix?
It's pretty good — and was recorded as the recent scandal was in the news with most of the principles at Cambridge involved in the documentary.

I'm one of those fools, that went along with an extended family members idea, to have our genetics tested by the National Geographic Societies recent study. I regretted it, when we got the results back — They were generically vague!
I haven't seen it yet, but I added it to my list probably on your suggestion.
Steve Friendica (AP)
The podcast was good listening BTW. #surveillanceCapitalism
And this is more of an attempt to embed a PeerTube video via iFrame than to comment cause obviously, Google is the worst.
Steve Friendica (AP)
Good attempt, not working on my end unfortunately. Probably only need to insert the URL. I wouldn't worry about using an iFrame. HTH
Oh, that's weird cause your on a Friendica server too. It renders right on my screen. The iframe is built into the BBCode. It's basically [iframe] url for the content that came from their embedded content <iframe> code [/iframe].
Steve Friendica (AP)
Yeah, strange, so it renders on your screen after posting, is that what you're confirming? I usually use the preview option, if it doesn't render there it probably won't elsewhere — Unless, the admin of my instance has disabled iframes for security reasons. I'm stumped ...
Update: I'm embarrassed, the fault is entirely on my end. One of my extensions blocked the source, so the iframe renders perfectly here!

Border Patrol is operating above our laws.

So, yeah, this new #Trump thing wasn't just bluster.
#Immigration #War #ICE #CBP #Racism
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How the GOP Got Here

If you are a lover of #Logic and #Whitty #Satire, this is so worth hearing at least the first 5 minutes of Mike Pesca's #Podcast embedded below. There's 1:15 in ad content at the start. He's exposing the absurdity of the responses by Trump types of, "No you are the racist!".


#Logic #Whitty #Satire #Podcast Contemporary Issues News Podcast Politics

The Trump administration wants access to encrypted messages

Yes #WTF! The #Trump has decided to eliminate the #Right to #Privacy in the #USA. I can see the short-sightedness of his base of support being in favor of this because they think if it happens they will be in power forever.


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Earth's sacrifice zones: the parts we can't save

An amazing but tragically terrible story on #ClimateChange from The Signal - ABC News (Australia). Do you live in an "expendable" place? Are you disenfranchised by the government that claims dominion over you and your land? If so, you are Royally-fucked. #HeatWave


# #ClimateChange #HeatWave Class Contemporary Issues Economics News Politics Race

A funeral industry giant keels over

(This post looks best when viewed directly on #Friendica)
This is another great #Podcast for the @Stock Picking Discussion forum. The detail I caught in the story making it worth mentioning is one that might go past people who don't think about #Finance. It won't take you long to listen to this show, but here's the...
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British business seeks to cash in on carbon

I have an important #Podcast for the @Stock Picking Discussion forum. You can listen to the whole #Marketplace show, but my focus is on the story about using CO2 as a building block for normal products that we would build with petroleum products. The link at the bottom gets you to the whole show, the embedded player above it has just the part about #CarbonNeutral #Environmental #... show more

Episode 924: Stuck In China's Panopticon

Holy shit! We thought #Americans were shit to #Muslims. Wait till you get a load of what #China's doing! I think they are planning on a #Genocide of the #Uighurs. As an #Atheist, I'm not a person who thinks #Islam should be given respect, but I do think people should no matter what.


@Atheists in the open
# #Americans #Muslims #China's #Genocide #Uighurs #Atheist #Islam @Atheists in the open Contemporary Issues News Podcast Politics
It's 26:50 in length. I'm posting from Friendica, so you don't see it rendered correctly. Try this link?
https://social.outsourcedmath.com/display/1b3b355084f80137d19802000a000045
I usually embed a player for people to play a podcast in anonymity through my post along with a link to the source.

The show is produced by the National Public Radio here and it's a Financial podcast most of the time, but this episode is off their normal material. They are really good about being human with their perspective, aka: not greed-driven.

Lendy.co.uk a P2P lending service is going bankrupt after a few years of operations...

I spend a lot of time thinking about alternatives to #Banking. I'm not really sure how I feel about this story yet. I first heard about it in the last few minutes of the FT #Podcast called #BankingWeekly.

... show more
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Trump getting closer to the cliff?

In the 1980s all kinds of reputable news companies began to cover the Trump debacle. This podcast reminds me of that. He was always as bad as he is now. His only superpower is to throw chaff and flares in his wake to avoid the takedown.

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Trump's war in Iran

Every #Iranian I've ever met, I've liked tremendously. If it weren't for our stinking backward thinking governments, we would all be good friends.


Janine Jackson takes a quick look back at recent press, including coverage of #Iran, Saudi Arabia, and polio and the CIA.
#Iranian #Iran Contemporary Issues News Podcast Politics

Is it time to #EatTheRich now?

The latest episode of #OnTheMedia is really scratching my itch, especially the middle two quarters "How #Philanthropy Lets Rich People Off the Hook" and "Inside the #Chickenshit Club". #EatTheRich
# #OnTheMedia #Philanthropy #Chickenshit #EatTheRich Contemporary Issues News Podcast Politics
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