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Reparations are misleading

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I recently shared an idea on facebook that I thought I would share here.  There has recently been a lot more talk in the US about reparations for brown people. (Yes, I use the terms brown and peach instead of black and white as black and white immediately conjours up diametrical imagery in the mind and fosters division). The reparations argument is another way of misleading...their money means their system. Usage of their money represents their ownership. Demanding more of their money only…

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AI | 42

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FFF#42 +++ CULTURE +++ ECONOMY +++ POLITICS +++ OPINION +++ DISCUSSION +++   “Never confuse people with how you are doing it, when you can confuse them with what you are doing.” +++      HEGEMONY OR SURVIVAL (PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED)  AI | Artificial Intelligence  ### Intro “Pocket Calculator” by Kraftwerk // –“I'm the operator with my pocket calculator; I am adding; and subtracting; I'm controlling; and composing. By pressing…

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How Social Insurance Became Confused with Socialism

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Class & Inequality :: Philosopher Elizabeth Anderson has written an article [below] in which she analyzes and reviews the political and economic theories of Thomas Paine, Friedrich Hayek, and others. Anderson identifies the roots of modern systems of social insurance in Paine's Agrarian Justice. She traces the history of the idea and its implementation through the late 1800s — when German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck instituted the world's first social insurance scheme — and on to…

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Elite Concern

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John Lennon sang "We all want to change the world" and now, after a bit of hesitation, this includes the alpha elite. Confused John believed the answer was to "free your mind". The Davos crowd rally under the banner of "do good AND do well", as evidenced by the 2018 "Change the World issue of Fortune Magazine (Sept.) Titled Make the World Great Again ( remember these folks are transnational) How to Profit While Fixing the Planet, the cover article highlights the greenwashing efforts of "concerned…

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Billionaires Cause Climate Change

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I co-wrote the following piece with iops member Fred Curran. It is the latest article we have written for our media collective Anarchimedia. I wanted to share it with you all in the hope that it might resonate with some of you and we want to know what you think. We also would love to have more contributing writers, so if any of you have a piece of writing you would like to share with us, please send it our way. You can contact me in the comments below, on the website, or email us at anarchimedia@riseup.net…

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HEGEMONY OR SURVIVAL (AGES 4+)

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::: IOPS International Geographic Inquirer KIDS ::: by the Gnome Knights of the Ontological Tab-*1337* and President Destiny Hope Cyrus-Montana #1 What is global warming? #2 Dada2025 Interview  #3 Copin' with Lie$ | Weather Forecast #4 (?!?)    #1  What is global warming? We investigate… We've all heard of it, but what is global warming and what is it doing to our planet? So, what is global warming? Global warming (or climate change), is the process of our planet heating…

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VIBRANT | SHEDS

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Rejected debris of hope and happiness by I. Z. Nessuno-Raskolnikov  One is disturbed to see the tent cities spreading with each passing year. "It's just all over, every underpass, even close by where we work – that's been a long-term popular place – but never like this, this shit is just fucking ridiculous."  Just a few blocks away from the luxurious mansions where families spend their weekends, people are suffering; Murder, human trafficking and poverty. Close to the wealthy…

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