Michael Rupp
Yep, the Police can be very brutal in the USA 🇺🇸
More people than nobody do need to see it to believe it—# or it didn't happen. 🙄

# is # and #. When I'm in a more doubtful mood I think of it as a confluence of random events and human nature—Stanford Prison Experiment—that get us to a point that we're at right now, but when I'm more confident I see it as a # # part of the # of # by the # # like # Bros. designed specifically to keep the people in powerin power.

No matter what the driving force is behind our # and # #, it exists.

Seeing-as-how a couple days ago a down-to-Earth but established star like Anna Kendrick has started # about it, maybe you can pass it on to your # type relatives before # starts slandering her as an # # #, or the # / # types try to murder her.

I mean. They couldn’t stop themselves from blatantly escalating things. Even for a few days, even cynically, even for the optics.


Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) May 31, 2020
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Tessa Byrd
There are always folks who deny, justify, and excuse brutality though. Pictures and video recordings have traditionally been ignored. I say traditionally because law enforcement has been murdering unarmed cooperating Black men & women for AT LEAST a decade...
Digit
oh it's enough to laugh/cry. that understatement. at least a decade. yeah. just a bit. 🙁
Michael Rupp
Sorry Nations of the Earth, America fucked it all up, you're in grave danger now.
Typically I post a full microblog in the IP, but this time I'll reply to my own IP to add supporting info.

We are all in deep existential trouble. That's my conclusion based on the state of the world as I can know it as an ordinary single human being. I think we are all just as # as the world was prior to # and this time it's # # that will be attempting to destroy the world so that under a quarter of its inhabitants can get what they want. Looking at you GAB types.

I'm not big on #. For example, as a former US Marine, I know you don't get out of boot-camp unless you can make the shots that Oswald took at Kenedy, so fuck your "Grassy Knoll" beliefs. And the Earth is definitely not flat. I'm never more than 100%-dx% sure of anything, so I'm always ready to be convinced that I'm wrong. Right now I'm convinced that a confluence of events has coincided in a way that it may be unstoppable, and it will alter the nature of all cultures on Earth.

  • The USA has fuckloads of weapons and an excessive desire to use them.
  • The USA has a minority subset of people controlling nearly all the power in the country and the citizens who privately own guns specifically to protect against a dictatorship, favor the dictatorship that is forming here.
  • The people with power also control the lines of thinking of a majority of Christian religions in the USA and have built them up to a fever pitch of pent up rage and righteous indignation that they will on command overwhelm the rest of the rational thinking Americans.
  • The Bullshit Strongman Leader type has propagated all over the globe into most of the powerful nations on the planet.
  • The USA became the unrivaled world leader from a second rate country because it sat out the world wars as much as it could and kept the fighting away from its oligarchs' factories. It seems like Putin could pull off a similar Judo move by instigating a World War and waiting it out all the while saying, "did I do that?"
  • The people in power in the USA that are the problem may actually believe that they are "Chosen by God" and that means they have no boundaries of ethics or morals because they are God and whatever they do is good by definition. This insidious culture may have been exported to all other countries from the USA and some of the other countries imported it either in a Machiavellian way or because they are True Believers; the latter is more dangerous.
  • During world wide chaos is the ideal time to make a move for power, just like rival mobsters would make a move on the other's turf if the other's top guy was hospitalized.

I strongly believe You (the non-USA world) will be under attack from about half of Us (the USA world) despite protestations from the other half of Us. You all better get ready for it now.


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Categories: Philosophy , Politics , Religion , Society
Michael Rupp
I'm an # now, but used to be a #, and used to be a # too for that matter. A wide variety of attitudes and personalities exists among the world of atheists. Recently two who are culturally differen't enough that I was surprised to hear both of them setting off an alarm of # # posing a big problem for society at large. Here are the media that they were posted on:


From DarkMatter2525, "Is Christian Nationalism Un-American?"




From Seth Andrews (aka: The Thinking Atheist), "The Power Worshippers: The Rise of Religious Nationalism (with Katherine Stewart)"

Michael Rupp
As an aside here, Jen Briney, founder and on air personality of The Congressional Dish, (is a very non-partisan thinker and has dedicated her life to reading the Bills before the US Congress and reporting on them to the public funded by listener charity), will make you understand the level of depravity that the US Government has stooped to. Give her a go!
Congressional Dish
Michael Rupp
'When is this going to end?': Indonesians shrouded in toxic haze
This appears to me, to be what we can expect if #Libertarians get what they want (and I think #Libertarianism is #Anarchism with a coat of paint). A world operating under #Unregulated #Capitalism is a #Hellscape. Upwind "farmers" don't give no fucks about the lungs of the downwind #Ecosystem because of #Profits high and Costs low.
Michael Rupp

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.


David
I use Google, Facebook, Amazon, Lyft, Uber, Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify. I have two Amazon Echos, a Google Home, an iPhone, a MacBook Air, a Nest thermostat, a Fitbit, and a Roku. I shared the secrets of my genetic makeup by spitting in one vial for 23andMe, another for an ancestry site affiliated with National Geographic, and a third to test my athletic potential.
You're an idiot.
David
Audio just finished playing.

The guy's mistake was to buy more gadgets. He makes privacy seem like a lot of work, and something that you have to buy.
  • Replace the full-fledged trackers with 2 flip phones: one always on and always at home, and the other carried whenever leaving home, but only powered on in emergencies. Plan for both phones includes 0 data. This will be much less expensive than buying and using one full-fledged tracker that runs Google or Apple software.
  • Get cash from an ATM every 6 weeks or so, and spend cash for everything. People are happy to take your cash.
  • Run an easy-to-use Linux-based OS on your computer, like Mint. Use only this to connect to the Internet. Set up once, and forget about it.
  • Use Ice Cat or Pale Moon as your web browser. Install all the privacy add-ons we all use, like NoScript, uBlock Origin, etc. Set up once, and forget about it.
  • Use Tutanota or ProtonMail for email. Set up once, and forget about it.
  • Download and use the Tor Browser for email and other such accounts. Set up once, and forget about it.
  • Use random usernames and passwords, and let your computer remember them. Never use the same username or password for more than one account. Never use your name as part of a username. Set up once, and forget about it.
  • Don't get accounts with anyone who demands your name or other personal information. Asking for an email address is OK because you can give a different one for every account. Set up once, and forget about it.
  • Use Mullvad as your VPN. They neither need nor want your name or email address. This is the only item in this list that actually costs money. You can pay for a whole year at a time, or even multiple years. You can actually mail cash to them, with a note that has your account number. This is very discouraged by postal authorities.
  • Save a huge amount of money by not buying any gadgets that use any software made by Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, or Apple.
  • Save even more money by not buying anything that can connect to the Internet, except your computer running Mint.
Your bank and the DMV will know where you live, but no one else needs to. Your friends will have your phone number, but no one else needs to.

This how I live. I have much privacy and spend much less money than most people.
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