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 No.481775[Reply]

Who are you voting for, anon?

So far, the top candidates are:
Jill Stein (Green)
Cornel West (Independent)
Claudia De la Cruz (Party for Socialism and Liberation)
Joseph Kishore (Socialist Equality Party)
and now "Based Chase" Oliver (Libertarian)

and then there are some unserious candidates nobody likes.
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 No.481782

>>481778
duncare
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 No.481783

>>481776
>>481778
It's still worth participating in bourgeois election in order to get more awareness for better politics
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 No.481784

Jill Stein is the obvious choice. Has the broadest ballot access and is in the most general non-sectarian anti-capitalist party.

>unserious candidates nobody likes

So Cornel West. I have to say the thing I have enjoyed most out of this year's political theater is the complete discrediting of this court jester. It's been a long time coming and Adolph Reed's critique of him still rings true.
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 No.481788

>>481776
itt: leftists complain on the internet while doing absolutely nothing active at all.

Thread #2374646699177500000
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 No.481790

>>481788
itt: rightists projecting their own complacency onto leftists only to accuse them of ruining things for choosing to participate in the system.
post number four seven-tenths multiplied by ten to the twelfth power


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 No.481432[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Continued from >>479880

Updates since the start of the last thread:
The (largely civilian) Palestinian death toll has now passed 34,000. With over 10,000 missing, it's expected that current estimates are lower than the actual death toll.

The US Congress, with Biden's support, passed the final version of a bill to authorize more than $26,000,000,000 in military aid to Israel. It's been pointed out that this is illegal under US law.

Israel initiated its ground assault of Rafah.

Israel attacked the Iranian consulate in Damascus, killing 16, and resulting in a carefully planned Iranian missile retaliation against military targets in Israel.

The International Court of Justice made an interim ruling in South Africa's favor in their case accusing Israel of genocidal acts in Gaza, deeming it plausible. Ireland, Turkey, and Colombia joined Nicaragua in signing on to South Africa's case against Israel.

Yemeni Houthi attacks on shipping, in solidarity with Gaza, have continued, expanding to the Indian ocean.

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 No.481774

>>481772
The civilian death toll in Russia-Ukraine is actually lower than in Gaza. Insane to include it, but only marginally more delusional than thinking this is a serious "point" at all.

Also, there are well-established genocides like the Bosnian genocide which resulted in fewer civilian deaths than Gaza:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnian_genocide

There were also WWII-era Fascist genocides of explicit extermination (IE intent, something which can be established by quotes from leaders saying the enemy are "animals," or comparing the enemy to "Amalek" for instance) with lower total death tolls than in Vietnam or Syria:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genocide_of_Serbs_in_the_Independent_State_of_Croatia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romani_Holocaust#Independent_State_of_Croatia

The Armenian Genocide, another archetypal example of genocide, had fewer than 1,600,000 deaths.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_genocide

The Namibian genocide, perpetrated by the Germans prior to WWI, killed around 110,000.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herero_and_Nama_genocide
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 No.481777

>>481772
This is like when NeoNazis try to deny the holocaust by saying that in WW2 more Germans died than Jews.
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 No.481785

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Israeli military exercises operations ‘in the depths of Lebanon’

The Israeli military says its 146th Division and an armoured brigade have held more exercises to simulate military operations inside Lebanon.

Soldiers drilled field combat scenarios and learned about the potential challenges of invading the neighbouring country, according to the military, which said the aim was to closely simulate “fighting in the depths of Lebanon”.

The Israeli military also claimed new air strikes against Hezbollah positions, claiming to hit launchers that had directed an attack on Malkiya earlier on Monday.

It also confirmed that an Israeli drone crashed inside Lebanese territory this morning, saying an investigation has been launched to determine the cause.

Turkey will ‘do everything possible’ to hold Israel to account over Rafah strikes: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his country would do “everything possible” to hold “barbaric” Netanyahu to account over deadly strikes in Rafah.

“We will do everything possible to hold these barbarians and murderers accountable who have nothing to do with humanity,” Erdogan said.
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 No.481786

Reporters Without Borders files third Gaza complaint at ICC

The media rights group, also known as RSF, says its new petition at the International Criminal Court (ICC) details eight new cases of Palestinian journalists killed “in the course of their work” between December 20 and May 20, and one case of a journalist who was wounded.

These include journalists Mustapha Thuraya and Hamza al-Dahdouh, who were killed in an Israeli drone attack on their vehicle on January 7, the group said.

The RSF has called on the ICC prosecutor to investigate the killing of more than 100 journalists by Israel since October.

Antoine Bernard, RSF’s advocacy and assistance director, said the organisation would continue to work to hold those responsible for killing journalists accountable “in solidarity with Gaza’s reporters”.

Anger, sorrow at images of decapitated child, charred bodies from Rafah attack

Politicians, journalists and doctors are taking to X to express their outrage and grief at Israel’s latest attack on a tent camp for displaced people in Rafah.

The attack ripped victims, including a child, to shreds and caused a huge blaze, burning people alive in their tents, according to witnesses and videos posted online.
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 No.481789

>>481785
>The Israeli military says its 146th Division and an armoured brigade have held more exercises to simulate military operations inside Lebanon.
Seems like overconfidence, a war between Hezbolla and Isreal would likely be fought in Israeli territory.


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 No.481507[Reply]

Do you fags realize that one of top reasons that Americans are afraid to even entertain the idea of a revolution, is that they think the people would have to fight against "modern weapons that the military and police would have"?

I mean regardless of whether or not you agree with that argument, the average amerifat thinks that if there's an uprising, the people would have to fight picrel.

What do you have to say to those people?
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 No.481768

>>481765
In theory, sure. My belief is that, in practice, neoliberalism is effectively a sneaky way of reintroducing fascism. It's only "small government" in rhetoric, because it inevitably reaches the same contradiction that ancap does: large-scale corporate capitalism, rentierism, etc. rely entirely on a state to define & protect certain property rights & monopolies against those who are harmed by these things. Neoliberalism is when the state does the work to define and protect the rights of capitalists, but removes checks from corporate power and sells off infrastructure which was publicly funded, and then, in practice, socializes the damage with a kind of periodic mock-Keynesian crisis capitalism. This inevitably was paired with massive union busting, because there isn't any other way to actually achieve this - the state is absolutely necessary in all this, and it plainly used its power to enrich and favor one group while suppressing another.

While this didn't generate fascist conditions (in first world countries) immediately, it's inevitably crept towards that. Privatizing the organs of state, while they still essentially operate as organs of state, essentially just functions to remove them from democratic accountability. It was only about 20-something years after the rise of neoliberalism in America that the same country was passing the PATRIOT Act, and now we're at a point where even many of the modern, socially liberal rights which existed back then have actually been scaled back.

I think, and maybe I'm mistaken, that a lot of the neoliberal "thinkers" probably don't believe the shit they say to make it sound palatable. Even early proponents of capitalism understood that corporate power would act like states' power if unchecked.
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 No.481779

>>481765
QUICK SHUT IT DOWN STEER BACK TO APPROVED HARBARA NARRATIVES!

>>481758
Fascism implied a level of cooperation and lack of division that the coming setup no longer needs nor wants. Basically, everyone who wanted fascism would be told that the only way to the "light" is to embrace what appears to be fascist ideology, and it will be switched out with this new thing - and has been. The Rightoid has already been primed to accept anything, any self-abasement. Trump and the Eurotrash Right are proof of how retarded they are.

The fascist idea was purely about running into the ground any country's institutions and replacing them with screaming faggotry. What they're bringing in is the result of fascism not really being answered in the past 100 years, except by people fighting for their lives and refusing to die any more. The fascist ideas were rehabilitated after they became so unpopular that overt fascism in most of the world would have led to the rulers and their front groups being lynched. The true believers got to work as soon as the war ended, but it wasn't until the 1960s that it started to "work" - almost entirely on people who were too young to remember the war and what it really was. A law against serious discussion about the war events produced enough chilling effect in the academy, all of whom were exempt from the death cull that the world wars brought - just as they planned for the world. They laugh at you for lying to yourself about what fascism was. Laugh at you. Laugh at anyone who believes in this fag pablum sold to them, because they've been too afraid to even name their enemies, too eager to lick boot. Fags, pure fags.

>>481768
Why do you believe there is such a thing as "small government"? The very idea of capitalism will tell you the state and commanding heights will regulate economic life for the first time, in a way that was not known in the past nor workable. The idea that the government would be small is tripe sold to the dumber of the proprietors with a wink that they'll keep getting payola as their rivals are killed first for not being Nazi enough. There's some more fags for you, the "small government" cult thPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.481780

If you look at the actually non-retarded neolibearals, they are not under any illusion that their government is small. They stripped down bureaucratic largesse and replaced it with private, imperial largesse, because one liability of the liberal order was its reliance on very large bureaucracies to maintain private property in a world where the conditions of socialism were met and became too obvious. So much wealth and effort was spent destroying anything that worked, because they simply did not want the people to live, and would pay exorbitant energy to uphold elitism - an elite that long ago ceased to have any justification, that has grown more incompetent at actually doing anything. They only need to poison the people faster than they succumb to their own crapulence, and that is the "safe" and "smart" strategy for elites. Aristocracies go far out of their way to not produce anything as a rule, because this puts them in a situation where they will have to keep producing and find a way to destroy any product so it doesn't reach the hands of commoners. Any product or value aristocracy wants is little more than the value of human suffering itself. Its chief commodities are opium, pornography, and all forms of rot that accelerate the death rate. That IS value now. That is what will replace capitalism, what will replace the remnants of the liberal order, and already has to a large extent. There is no "off button" for this. We're locked into it for at least 40 years, probably 50.
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 No.481781

>>481779
>A law against serious discussion about the war events produced enough chilling effect in the academy
Interesting, elaborate?
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 No.481787

>>481765
>neoliberalism is absolutely not to be conflated with fascism.
There are similarities tho, like both fascists and neoliberals steal from the public via privatization. They both serve the most reactionary chauvinistic imperial finance bourgoisie.

>fascism on the other hand is bringing a state in to resuscitate a domestic economy by forcefully suppressing revolutionary fervor and workers' movements.

Marget thatcher ordered death squats to break up miners strikes so…

Fascism distinguishes it self by committing national suicide on behalf of capital. That certainly is what Nazi Germany did in ww2.

>Neoliberalism at its core is about getting the government out of the way of capitalists so that idealized market forces can allow the formation of monopolies

Some neo-liberals are genuine free marketeers, but many neo-libs are not principled, they just side with monopolies, they toot the free market when it benefits monopolies, but they will seek government intervention to uphold monopolies when the market forces don't go their way.


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 No.1351[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Thread dedicated to psychological operations against the leftypol.org administration.

Things to consider:
<The .org mods will read this thread, use this to your advantage
<Posting over your mobile data will arouse less suspicion than over a proxy
<Threads created over an IP with no post history are heavily scrutinized
<Post in /meta/ and try to appeal any mod action against you
<Abuse the report feature
<Use a wide variety of proxy services
<Antagonize individual moderators
<Create as many personas as possible, try to have the mods always chasing a previous persona and not your current one
<The less consistency between the ideological beliefs of your personas the better
<Be consciously aware of your writing style
<Fermenting internal conflict among the mod team is of the upmost importance
<Sow dissent among the userbase whenever possible
<Have fun :)
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 No.1942

>>1941
Did she cum?
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 No.1943

>>1936
You can post a picture, and text.
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 No.1953

>>1351
what is the tl;dr of why this site dislikes .org

i dislike .org but only because their staff is moronic and terrible

but I don't know what the original reason for the split is
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 No.1954

>>1953
Extremely (at this point cartoonishly) corrupt moderation and censorship. This site exists because the jannies on the other one resisted an attempt to hold them accountable or transparent. Things only got worse from there.
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 No.1955

>>1953
You can join the matrix and hear the spheel straight from the horses mouth, or, there's also some wikis that have it archived. The jannies from organic are constantly monitoring them though to make sure any objective observations of the event are skewed in their favor, however,


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 No.9039[Reply]

Whoever has been posting about this show, thanks but also fuck you. Why'd they have to cancel this show? It was fun and thrilling and sometimes surprisingly deep and charming/endearing. Summer Glau's character is one of the most fascinating and perfect fictional characters I've ever known. Sometimes I wish Terminator was real because of her even though it might mean the end of humanity.. *laments*
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 No.9100

>>9099
>99
Checked.
Theoretically yes, if we lived in a socialist system where Cybernetics were integrated properly, that is possible. But Terminator is written with current reality in mind, and current reality is that of both intra and international conflict, especially now, when the USSR is gone and it's primarily Late Stage Capitalist states like the USA designing these things. It's already in progress.
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 No.9101

>>9100
>it's primarily Late Stage Capitalist states like the USA designing these things. It's already in progress.
So there's a chance it'll be an expensive boondoggle, you know because greedy arms contractors milking the AI hype.

The current Ai models use vector spaces for conceptual links.

Words like brother, sister or sibling have very similar vectors.
Likewise Words like car, bus or vehicle have very similar vectors.
But the vectors in the sibling group and the vehicle group are not similar, that's how the AI knows that your not related to vehicles. It also does this for entire phrases not just words.

It works very well and can create surprisingly good cognitive maps. However it's not possible to use it for conceptual reduction, which is something you need to derive a general understanding from a particular example.

That's why the AIs fails to solve common logic puzzles if you ask them to solve a riddle while using uncommon wordings. Changing the words means that they can't find the vector space where they stored the conceptual understanding.

This doesn't really matter for civilian AI services because people that use those services will subconsciously compensate and learn which words they have to use in the prompt to get a useful reply from the thing.
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 No.9102

>>9101
>So there's a chance it'll be an expensive boondoggle, you know because greedy arms contractors milking the AI hype.
True, but at the same time, that only makes the likeliness of it turning on humanity all the larger, since it'd be some jank programming.
>It works very well and can create surprisingly good cognitive maps. However it's not possible to use it for conceptual reduction, which is something you need to derive a general understanding from a particular example.
>That's why the AIs fails to solve common logic puzzles if you ask them to solve a riddle while using uncommon wordings. Changing the words means that they can't find the vector space where they stored the conceptual understanding.
Because people approach AI design from the wrong end IMO. Humankind is born with SOME inherent instinct as biological beings, but we are a mixture of Nature and Nurture. An AI would be ENTIRELY Nurture up until the point that it would be cognizant enough to make derivations independent of human education.

>I wouldn't hand over command to AI generals just yet.

You might not, but the US military leadership are largely made up of grown men with the attitudes of teenagers; ignorant, arrogant and short-tempered. They'd jump at the chance to implement such programming without thinking, they've done it before with plenty of other technologies (the M60A2 comes to mind)
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 No.9103

>>9102
>True, but at the same time, that only makes the likeliness of it turning on humanity all the larger, since it'd be some jank programming.
I disagree with the humans vs technology framing. We are not being threatened by technology, we're being threatened by powerful people abusing technology. If the US builds a "jank" military AI because it was rushed into service, it'll just be shit and loose all the wars. The Israeli are using some Ai features in gaza and they're not really winning.

>Because people approach AI design from the wrong end IMO. Humankind is born with SOME inherent instinct as biological beings, but we are a mixture of Nature and Nurture. An AI would be ENTIRELY Nurture up until the point that it would be cognizant enough to make derivations independent of human education.

Sounds reasonable, tho out of curiosity how would you approach AI design from the "correct end".

I think the best AI will grow out of the open-source AIs. Where thousands of small teams each build their own special purpose AI to solve something they care about, and then all you need is to add another Ai layer that queries all the special purpose Ais. That way you get building blocks for an artificial mind. You could have an ethics sub AI and a logic Ai to check if it's ethical and sensible for example.

>You might not, but the US military leadership are largely made up of grown men with the attitudes of teenagers; ignorant, arrogant and short-tempered. They'd jump at the chance to implement such programming without thinking, they've done it before with plenty of other technologies

I wouldn't know, but if you're correct, we have to hope the technician unplugs the nukes.
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 No.9104

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>>9103
>We are not being threatened by technology, we're being threatened by powerful people abusing technology.
Technology that they cannot properly control and will either have a blatant disregard for humanity, or will try to eliminate it actively.
>If the US builds a "jank" military AI because it was rushed into service, it'll just be shit and loose all the wars
It's still early, the technology is still evolving. Give it a decade and you won't even recognize it.
>how would you approach AI design from the "correct end".
I wrote a massive essay on this years back, but the gist of it is; a truly sapient and sentient AI must be 'raised' like a child. Although it won't have an infancy and will grow much more rapidly, you must work carefully to cultivate it into being a formed mind capable of making distinctions and reasonable thought before letting it experience the world. It must learn to take into account factors outside of pure material numbers. To this end, you must limit what contact it has with the internet and other resources of interaction, because it'll get over-loaded by myriads of contradictory and false information. In every fiction book about an AI turning evil, the "evil" is more of a logical conclusion that "humanity is self-destructive and irredeemable" which is the conclusion an outsider might come to in the face of humanities atrocities and repeated struggles through history.

Obviously more simplistic AIs have merit for broader applications, but these wouldn't be fully formed minds, but more like automated computer programs.

>You could have an ethics sub AI and a logic Ai to check if it's ethical and sensible for example.

True, but at that point, it'd be easier to just replicate the Evangelion MAGI system and just use a human brain.
>I wouldn't know, but if you're correct, we have to hope the technician unplugs the nukes.
Amen brother.


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 No.481737[Reply]

Sunak came out and declared they're on for July 4th. Corbyn's now running as an independent. Andrew Feinstein is running against Starmer, and maybe he'll knock him out of his seat - who knows?

Are you excited, /leftypol/?
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 No.481746

How fitting they're doing it on Treason Day.
Labour will be rigged to sweep. Who the fuck wants the Conservatives except the most soulless monsters?
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 No.481747

The left showpieces won't amount to much. I figure Corbyn would win because he sat in that seat forever, but he's just going to warm the seat and collect his paycheck.
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 No.481755

>>481744
>Corbin and Galloway could both replicate this pattern and both do soc-dem economics with liberal social values and conservative social values respectively.
Based
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 No.481756

>>481744
>Blair is also far from a neutral voice on the issue of selling NHS health data. TBI’s principal donor is Larry Ellison, the world’s fourth-richest man and owner of the Silicon Valley giant Oracle which aspires to become the world’s most important online medical data company using its cloud technology. In 2022, Oracle bought the US electronic health records giant Cerner last year for $28 billion. The company’s ultimate goal is to build a united national health database amalgamating thousands of separate hospital databases.

Hoo boy…
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 No.481757

>>481746
It's looking more like Labour's victory will be milquetoast. Didn't the Greens gain a bunch recently? Labour will most likely beat the Tories, but might still not do that well, Starmer has really shot them in the foot.


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 No.13065[Reply]

Microsoft's vision of the AI future is installing screen-logger malware, that snaps screenshots of everything users do, and then process it with AI. It also burns 50 gigs of storage which it overwrites every 3 months wearing out that SSD just a little bit faster.

This is a privacy and security nightmare.
Check this out for details
https://farside.link/invidious/watch?v=PKmr2jF26sc

I think they see users as pray and they are trying to learn how to psychologically bully users and then they become the power-brokers that get payed for shaping computer habits.

My prediction:
It will motivate some more people to switch to GNU+Linux.

Many power-users will continue using the-dows while fighting against Microsoft, ripping out the new crap MS rammed in there, and eventually installing their own AI that battles against Microsoft's AI. At some point de-bloating windows will be more work than compiling Gentoo or doing Linux from scratch.

In the long run Normies could get more computer savvy, but they could also conclude that computers are possessed by evil demons and avoid them all together.

what are your predictions ?
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 No.13066

>>13065
>It will motivate some more people to switch to GNU+Linux.
Correct, but free software should still try 2 support this corpopile to let normies continuously prepare themselves 4 the inevitable OS change. It's really hard to switch systems like this, esp in these full brainrot times.

They just need a distro with KDE & this:
https://github.com/Kron4ek/Conty
Wh@ could loseblows even offer against such a package lmao.
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 No.13067

>>13065
>This is a privacy and security nightmare.
Yeah it's going to be a train-wreck, it'll bring a hole new class of attack vectors, where people get remote code execution by tricking the ai with an image or something, windows might end up catching viruses like it's the late nineties to early 2000s.

Also if this thing phones home and it becomes one of these unconstitutional client-side-scanning human rights violations that snitch on their users. It's going to get abused similarly to swatting by getting people to look at content that looks innocuous to the human eye but contains something that triggers the AI-snitch, because AI-vision has a lot of exploitable weaknesses too. Like a weaponized version of the tool that artists use to make their images poison-data for AI training. I hate the new surveillance fascism. Maybe we get a privacy inquisition that sweeps it all away once the normies realize whats happening.


>>13066
Indeed a utility that runs windows executables is nice, it'll make switching to Linux easier. It might also get used for porting software packages to linux. Like a developer might use this to make something like a flatpack or an appimage to get zero effort linux compatibility.


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 No.285223[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Hello leftypol, we noticed an under-appreciation for the theory that upholds our political ideologies: As such, we have decided to revive the reading sticky! This thread will be dedicated to the sharing, discussing, and general banter about various leftist thinkers, theories, and political outlooks.

But, other than that, we believe there are other important reads that must be addressed, especially, for beginners and those just now getting into leftism.

Don't forget to check out >>>/edu/ for more reading and discussion!

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Common Right Wing Talking Points Debunks
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Check out the /edu/ thread at
https://leftypol.org/edu/res/5576.html

Also see the relevant leftybooru tag
https://lefty.booru.org/index.php?page=post&s=list&tags=debunk
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 No.481725[Reply]

there is not one reason why i should help them or make their life easier. they generalize and exagerate about every government on earth ever. they lie through their teeth as natural as as they breath. they take advantage of the progressive zeitgeist that happen in society. they take advantage of everybody lying about nation/tribe/etc that are againts the libtard view of the world. they take advantage of people not caring but still having the drive to bully the non-"""normie""" part of society. not a single healthy society from the stone age up to now allow them to speak. THEY SHOULD BE ROPED!!!! when we have a new hammer&sickle revolution they should- no- MUST! THEY MUST BE ROPED!!!!
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 No.481729

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don't kill civvies it's bad optics. just take their shit and fuck up their operations with transhumanists like the US gov does with its low level enemies. maybe kill political opponents though if they have connections or you'll get Deng'd like Mao did by that faggot rightist criminal
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 No.481733

>>481725
I hope some day you overcome your urge to eat paste.


/leftypol/

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 No.481621[Reply]

From a current unrest happening in Georgia, never mind the local politics, no idea what that is about, just examine the bribery controle mechanisms

>Foreign aid agencies and their local NGO contractors have long colonized most areas of public policy and services—education, healthcare, court reform, rural development, infrastructure, etc.


>The Georgian NGOs that are given grants to implement this work may be local, but they hold considerable power over the Georgian population. This power comes from their access to Western embassies and resources and the legitimacy this conveys rather than from grassroots support. In a functional democracy, the people elect lawmakers and the executive to serve them and represent their interests. In Georgia, unelected NGOs get their mandate from international bodies, which draw up and pay for to-do lists of policy reforms for Georgia. Local NGOs lack an incentive to consider the impact of the projects they implement because they are not accountable to the citizens in whose lives they play such an intrusive role.


>In this ecosystem, it is rare to find someone who genuinely cares about people and their well-being. The local NGO landscape is a deeply competitive sector that incentivizes sharp elbows, self-promotion, and duplication rather than collaboration, let alone solidarity. For many industry professionals, working in an NGO is a fast track to high incomes, perks like foreign travel and embassy receptions, and being part of the elite.

https://lefteast.org/unrest-georgia-foreign-influence-transparency-law/

This sounds very complicated, don't focus on the technical terminology like NGO, it's a word that just means an organization of people, and it's not what this is about. I'm sure there's lots of NGOs that do good.

The underlying thing is just a mechanism of gaining controle via bribes, that stuff is ancient and doesn't care about political forms.

I always wondered why people aren't gaming the bribe mechanism ?
Like take the bribes and use it for something else.
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>>481621
Bribery is just a special service sector in the system for its' actors of high enough position. Bribery is needed when the organisation of any kind 4 1 reason or another doesn't have the particular ways 2 do some unconventional business deals.
So until there is any organisation, there would be so-called corruption (= dealing around the established system), due to the inherent inefficiencies of an organisation as a concept. You cannot build an all-transaction encompassing system of relations due to the added complexity load after each solved way of dealing.
>Like take the bribes and use it for something else.
Unironically you will get wiped out 4 actual corruption of the system by your fellow org agents if you would ever behave this way. Standing in the way of doing actually needed business is declaring death sentence to its efficiency, & the org will defend itself against such rogueness. That's why in any actual elite circle there's a requierement for openly doing something dirty as a proof of your nature, & the need 2 keep your conforming behaviour consistent.
So do resort to trying to bribe officials only in the worst case scenarios since by helping you these agents undermine their own systemic position even if they will reciprocate your needs.
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 No.481723

>>481722
So, again, the bourg-popularized meme about le badness of le "corruption" is built on the presupposition of a need in keeping the system working in a certain, defined way.
But you don't even need 2 be a marxoid 2 notice that a system never xists by itself, 4 itself. No, it xists 4 driving specific interests. Hence, whenever a system is, inevitably, unable to provide a framework for conducting a particular action for satisfying certain class interests, this entire system or just some of its subsystems get ignored in conveying that deal in question.
Hence, in trying to only allow deals that adhere to an xisting system for the sake of preserving all business defined in a certain way you serve not the class interests for which this system xists, but the system itself, which is a grave fetishistic mistake.
Hence, by trying to actually "fight the corruption" you, "ironically" fight the reason this system xists in the 1st place, & that will get you removed from it, for corruption of satisfaction of class interests.

fuk im so fukd up rn imout i hope you got it or smth
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 No.481724

>>481723
Ah yeah, the dealing system ofc gets fine-tuned, refactored, reformed & xtended all the time still in the constant pursuit of optimization of dealing by standardizing & accounting it if it makes practical sense, but again, you can only go so far until it just becomes impossible to maintain & it fucking implodes upon itself, falls apart & dies in a revolutionary fire.
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 No.481727

>>481722
>Bribery is just a special service sector
<It's not a bribe it's a " "special service" "
lol

>for its' actors of high enough position.

I don't get it people in high positions get payed higher salaries. If that's not enough to dissuade people from taking bribes, it's kind of a waste.

>Bribery is needed when the organisation of any kind 4 1 reason or another doesn't have the particular ways 2 do some unconventional business deals.

I don't know what that means

>So until there is any organisation, there would be so-called corruption (= dealing around the established system), due to the inherent inefficiencies of an organisation as a concept.

<corruption makes the system more efficient
thunderous laughter

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 No.481728

>>481723
>>481724
Yeah those posts make more sense. Hope you'll get better.

I doubt that making corruption go away will end capitalism. Maybe some bits of it go away, but yeah it's not gonna be that easy.


/leftypol/

 No.469787[Reply]

New Global Capitalism update
Sempai talks about how the world is moving on from the US dollar.

https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=WcI4XQA5nzA

EVERYBODY GET IN HERE
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 No.469817

>>469806
That's a strawman. I never said it was forever I said it wasn't yet.
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 No.469818

>>469804
Propoganda doesn't mean incorrect
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 No.481446

HE'S BACK
Wolff-sempai critiques capitalism from Marx in celebration of his birthday:
https://inv.tux.pizza/watch?v=HBLJ7UAqXSo
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 No.481711

*The End of Financial Colonialism | Richard D. Wolff and Michael Hudson*

https://farside.link/invidious/watch?v=I6eq1mIXIAA
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 No.481712

>>481711
Love seeing these two together, and this guy is such a great interviewer. He always asks really good questions of his guests and it surprises me that he isn't more popular.


/leftypol/

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 No.457563[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Last one is full and the worst thread on leftychan must be contained.

In recent news: Ukies done a successful counteroffensive in Izium, Z gang now in shambles. Biden promises even more money for Ukraine. Putin meets Xi, Erdogan, Modi and others at the SCO summit.


Pro-Russia sources:
https://nitter.net/RWApodcast
https://nitter.net/mdfzeh
https://nitter.net/AZmilitary1
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/TheHumanFund5
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/asbmil
https://t.me/vorposte

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 No.481631

So it seems Ukrainian truckers have blocked the highway between Odessa and Kiev in protest against Zelensky's unconstitutional term extension and the new general conscription law. Are Ukrainians finally getting a sick of their military dictatorship?
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 No.481634

>>481631
Sure looks like it, but who knows. It might be intrigue.
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 No.481647

>>481631
Ukraine still has some of those fascistic armed groups that are aligned with the secret police, those might be mobilized to attack labor organizing.

If Russia is clever they will activate spies that interfere with that. If a labor movement gains political power, its much more likely to go for actual diplomacy than the Zelensky gang. The war will be over in a few months anyway, but skipping months of war is still worth it.
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 No.481669

>>481597
>Assassination Attempt on Slovak PM Highlights Dangers of Constant EU Demonization of Project Ukraine Opponents and Hypocrisy of ‘Misinformation’ Crackdown

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2024/05/wheres-the-uproar-over-corporate-medias-history-of-spreading-hate-and-misinformation-about-slovak-pm-who-just-survived-assassination-attempt.html

>It’s interesting that the EU censorship-industrial complex doesn’t appear inclined to take a deeper look at this considering it’s been hellbent on rooting out what they label misinformation in recent years. Consider that while the shooter is being described as a lone wolf, he was motivated – at least in part – by the Fico government’s opposition to Project Ukraine. Here’s CNN:


<He said that the suspect told law enforcement officers that he disagreed with Fico’s policies and that he decided to act after the recent presidential election, which saw a Fico ally – Pellegrini – emerge as the winner.


<“The reasons (the suspect gave) were the decision to abolish the special prosecutor’s office, the decision to stop supplying military assistance to Ukraine, the reform of public service broadcaster and the dismissal of the judicial council head,” Šutaj Eštok said.


>That means European officials and media who have been relentlessly hyping the Russian threat while simultaneously labeling Fico as pro-Russia, created an environment where Fico’s opposition to supplying military assistance to Ukraine is treated as some unholy act and apparent motivation for the assassination attempt. Even the other issues that allegedly the shooter gave almost certainly received outsize negative media attention largely due to Fico’s opposition to Project Ukraine.


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 No.481708

>>481669
vaguely related
https://swentr.site/news/598129-georgia-slovakia-pm/

<Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Kobakhidze has claimed that a European commissioner told him he could end up suffering the same fate as Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, who survived an assassination attempt last week.


<In a Facebook post on Thursday, Kobakhidze said that the unnamed commissioner warned him during a recent phone call that the West would take “a number of measures” against him if his government pressed ahead with a law requiring foreign NGOs in Georgia to disclose their funding.


<“While listing these measures, he mentioned: ‘you see what happened to Fico, and you should be very careful’,” he wrote.



This might be rumor mill or just plain bullshit to stir political drama since Georgia has lots of people protesting in the streets and stuff. He could be claiming this just to look extra courageous.

There are other possibilities, passing fake death-threats to the Georgian Prime Minister might be a psy-op to spook him into doing a massive political purge, that destabilizes his country.

What makes me think that there could be some truth to it is because a few years ago Lukashenko was threatened along similar lines. He banned all foreign NGOs from Belarus. After that he went on national television and threatened them with firing squats.


/leftypol/

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 No.481087[Reply]

What are we to do with the ever-increasing agespan of adolescence?
This is a serious problem in the first and second world.
Why is it normalised to waste away your teens and twenties (AND THIRTIES!!!) in quiet despair and zero technical skills?

Generation X and Millennials have normalised mediocrity in youth.
They even say worldly exposure/attributes in youth are elitist.
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 No.481668

>>481666
Marx was a supporter of child labor.
But not the way that capitalists were doing it.
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 No.481670

>>481668
I understand that the capitalists did universal education because they needed more educated workers, and a place to store the children while parents wage-slaved. But that doesn't make it a bad thing, the Soviets and all the other socialist projects did the same thing, they also send children to school.

However I'm willing to hear you out on what you think Marx wanted and how it differs from what capitalism did.
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 No.481672

>>481670
Marx said children should start working st age nine and be given moderate hours
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 No.481673

>>481672
In the 18 hundreds children often began working in the fields or factories when they were six years old and often had to work long shifts.

I can't be bother to check if your assertion is true.
So if Marx suggested to raise the work-force entry-age to 9 years as well as reducing the hours to "moderate" , that would make him somebody who sought to reduce child-labor, relative to the usual praxis of his time.
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 No.481707

>>481673
regardless I think kids should be involved in theprocess of industriaility.

Adults accuse kids of being lazy leeches but ban kids from the real world.

Also, academic skills dont mean shit in the real world.


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 No.576[Reply]

>post on leftist imageboards
>get told to take meds multiple times
>later on, get put in actual psychiatric hospital and forced to take meds
Is dialectical materialism actually occult?
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 No.664

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>>663
Don't be a doomer anon. Things will work themselves out, people find work after long-term unemployment all the time. I highly doubt it truly is over for you.

Ask one of the nurses to print picrel out and stick it on your wall. I find this image gives me hope.
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 No.683

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I made a mistake and told my psychiatrist about being a suicidal leftcel who fantasizes about committing murder and assassinating politicians. They're acting as if I've already done it. It's over.
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 No.684

>>683
>I made a mistake and told my psychiatrist about being a suicidal leftcel who fantasizes about committing murder and assassinating politicians
You're getting sent to Klaus Schwab's rape basement now anon
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 No.685

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>>683
better come clean about being a fag too so they can start your transition
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 No.686

they just searched my room for objects i could use to harm myself or others with. they didnt find anything

>>684
i did joke about getting put on a list, but it might actually become real.

>>685
that's not funny, i told them about this website (not the name but the content) and they said it's unhealthy and i should stop visiting. fuck u


/leftypol/

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 No.481118[Reply]

So I thought here and now would be a good time to tell you I'm uploading parts of my book that I have completed. You can find them at:

http://eugeneseffortposts.royalwebhosting.net/

I have up to chapter 13 written of the third book, and the whole of the second book. Maybe you all can provide feedback (and anyone saying snark will be given the fag tag).

It gets pretty depressing but I saw Chapter 13 as one of the more uplifting, since I basically say the way out… if only humans wanted such a thing. We've always known that, but all of the build-up to that is where we would really have to go. It's a pity humans will never think like that, not now.
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 No.481690

>>481644
Honestly, I don't take anything Alveda King writes seriously. There's a reason she's the one member of MLK's family who right-wing fanatics like. These people can still be pieces of shit, though, but I don't know if I buy her rationale for why. This argument that, based on something Ruth Bader Ginsburg said at some point, abortion's broad legalization was about eugenics as opposed to being about rape babies and coat-hanger surgeries seems like a stretch.
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 No.481691

>>481686
>The same argument in Roe would effectively allow unlimited infanticide and killing of legal minors. There is not a single credible argument to say otherwise.
A fetus, zygote, or unborn child is physically inside of another person, and typically cannot exist outside of the mother, whereas infants who have already been born are not. The basic contradiction which exists in the case of fetuses - that they are human, but not fully separate beings - does not exist with anyone who has already been born. That seems like a really easy argument unless I'm missing something specific about the terminology in Roe.
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 No.481693

>>481691
I think zygotes are not sentient and there fore shouldnt spared in cases of abortion.

But I take it a step further.

Preventive hysterectomy
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 No.481694

>>481687
booster
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 No.481706

>>481690
This is commonly available knowledge. Emanuel and Holder are proud and open eugenists. Most of the liberals are. Were you not paying attention in the 1990s?

>>481691
That is not a credible argument unless you assume a lot of biopolitical shibboleths are automatically true, and many assumptions about political subjectivity. It makes eugenics the only possible world-system.

If you regard life as morally valuable at all, then the state not only legalizing infanticide but glorifying it and insisting "infanticide on demand" means exactly that. Anyone who is a minor, anyone who is deemed invalid, may be killed with impunity. Those are the conditions of Eugenics, and the bare minimum they will take with such a claim. It is dishonest to pretend this is not what they have done with it, and sophist's arguments only reduce to dithering and excuses. Once the dithering begins - and the eugenist philosophers admonish everyone that once it begins, eugenist victory is inevitable and a fait accompli - any legal principle suggesting anything can be different is moot. You've already placed the power of life and death in the hands of a monopoly of experts, who are not legally required to abide anything the court rules is "scientific truth". The very nature of expert testimony is that the expert is the expert, not the judge. The judge and court merely judge the facts - and here you are asserting that the experts' judgement is absolute and must override even the judge, who would inveigh on whether this act that he is judging is moral or in line with the society he serves. The expert has no obligation to society at all, and has shown his contempt for society. The judge has to at least appear fair, or the judge has to rule that the eugenic interest has untrammeled authority over private life. This is what has always been at stake - nothing less.

If the court deems fit to place reasonable restrictions on abortion - and that was the standing law, not "abortion on demand" - then you start having this argument "for real". Except, we never did. Eugenics never gives up an inch, and it won victory after victory. There is nothing whatsoever that can appeal its decisions.

The relevant decision for the court is not about whether you can say this kilPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


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 No.18210[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

transfer window edition
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 No.19797

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It's over for him bros
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 No.19815

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The prem is getting decided today faggots
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 No.19816

>>19815
So what does that mean for non sports spectacle enthusiasts ?
Is this the last competition in a elimination tournament ?
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 No.19854

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all fart no shit
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 No.19855

>>19816
Nah arsenal just fumbled the league. Sad to see the prem become a farmers league but at this point mounting a title challenge is an achievement in itself. This bald motherfucker is so good i hate him


/leftypol/

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 No.481695[Reply]

https://farside.link/invidious/watch?v=Z7n6kl-tLjY

Assange wins his appeal against extradition
But he's not out of the woods yet.
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 No.481696

He hasn't won the appeal, they merely granted him the right to appeal.
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 No.481698

>>481696
You are correct, i always get that stuff mixed up.

In my mind this is a battle of words, with many contests in different arenas. If the lawyers that fight for Assange say the correct sequence of words, they continue to the next round. If they win all the rounds Assange gets released from the dungeon and he gets to go to a hospital where he gets proper medical attention. If they fail, Assange gets shipped off to one of the US's imperial torture-chambers, where they take revenge by inflicting a most brutal agonizing slow death on him.

"the right to appeal" is the name of one of these word battle rounds. And he won that. Hurray for that.


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 No.3179[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

How many drugs have you used recreational/medicinally?

After listing them out, the numbers make lose all hope in society
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 No.19849

i use porn
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 No.19850

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>i use porn
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 No.19851

>>19850
why are gangstalking me, are u an ogre mod?
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 No.19853

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>>18040
>>18760
>omg! yoikes! propagating against getting drunk on your feefees is le wurst sort of ideological sickness ever to affect the pong subculture! pong subcultueur is all about being a shitty slave to substances & their producers, right?????? fuck you mom!!
>screeches about hipocrisy
>tells someone to get bent
Who the fuck is even being bent here in the mind of this coping cuck?

>>3199
Based faggot.

>>10515
>Massive over-generalization! There are thousands of synthetic cannabinoids with wide ranging effects, safety profiles, and duration of action. Most aren't a good alternative to weed, but if you're looking for unexplored terrain in the world of drugs, this is the spot!
<vidrel is what they don't say about the limitless unexplorability of that land


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 No.481624[Reply]

President Raisi’s helicopter crashes in Iran: What we know so far
A helicopter carrying Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi and the foreign minister crashed while travelling back from East Azerbaijan.

The world is watching as Iran mobilises emergency crews to search for President Ebrahim Raisi, whose helicopter – which was travelling in a convoy – went down in a remote area near Jolfa in Iran’s East Azerbaijan province.

He was returning from Iran’s border with Azerbaijan, where he and the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev had inaugurated a cooperative dam project, the latest sign of warming relations between the two countries. Twenty rescue teams and drones have been sent to the area where the helicopter came down.

Information is slowly emerging on this incident, but here is what we know so far.



Travelling with Ebrahim Raisi were Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran’s East Azerbaijan Province Governor Malek Rahmati, and Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Ale-Hashem, the representative of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to East Azerbaijan, according to state media.

Did all three helicopters disappear?
No, two of the three helicopters in the president’s convoy made it back safely to the city of Tabriz.
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 No.481633

>>481627
Iran is a large country, and the heli went down in a mountainous region, so that is not particularly surprising. What is surprising however is that they apparently didn't pack a satellite phone. Or at least a beacon.

>>481628
Nah the Israeli likely don't have that capability.
The last time one of their Generals was assassinated, it was the US, and the Iranians retaliated by wrecking a few US military bases. They certainly aren't shy. In the extremely unlikely event that Israel tried to take out political leaders in Iran, it would be open hunting season on Iran-unfriendly Israeli political leadership. Unless we see Israeli figureheads dropping like flies, we can assume they weren't involved in this. Atm. it looks like malfunctioning equipment.

>>481630
Politics would be a lot more fun if they were.
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 No.481635

>>481624
Minor correction, East Azerbaijan is part of Iran. It's near Azerbaijan, but it's not actually Azerbaijanian territory.
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 No.481636

>>481626
I think it looks very suspicious myself. You know, 2-out-of-3 of the helicopters seem to have done fine, it's just the one with the president and foreign minister which went down.

Azerbaijan has also had close relations with Israel from what I understand, and this trip was supposed to be a sign of warming relations between Azerbaijan and Iran. It's not impossible that there was an act of sabotage performed by someone within the Azerbaijanian government.
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 No.481638

Confirmed dead.
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 No.481646

>>481636
>It's not impossible that there was an act of sabotage performed by someone within the Azerbaijanian government.
What you are saying makes sense but, lets hope it's not true, because the guy is dead, and we want countries to have warming relations.


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 No.484[Reply]

Discuss and share songs, albums artists you like. You can talk about making music as well.
Usually not my genre but I enjoyed this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMaRguzy2gU
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 No.9012

>>9010
Interesting vid on the history and meaning behind Overture of 1822

Tldr: nationalist anthem for Russian masses
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 No.9013

>>9012
watched it
pretty good find, thanks
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 No.9014

>>9011
>Here's a pretty sick beat
indeed
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 No.9044

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Saw this scrolling tiktok, that chorus is 🔥
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/leftypol/

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 No.480952[Reply]

I hate banks. I hate CEOs. I hate Capitalism. I hate israel. why can't we be friends?
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 No.481596

>I hate banks.
Based
>I hate CEOs.
Based
>I hate Capitalism
Based
>I hate Israel
Left-wing antisemitism is actually cringe
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 No.481607

I made this thread as a shitpost guys…
:/
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 No.481608

>>481596
People hate the Zionreich for bombing children, schools, hospitals, aid trucks, for mass murdering a population via starvation, the list is extensive, and it's easy to list the war-crimes they haven't committed.
Those despicable actions deserve all that hate. Zionists attempting to claim victimhood while actively committing a genocide is fooling nobody anymore. Cry-bullying doesn't work for mass murderers.

We also have to talk about the 4 Zionist antisemitisms
1 holocausting the Palestinians who are ethnically Semites.
2 claiming that all this horror is done in the name of Jews.
3 weaponizing false accusations of antisemitism to attack democracy, eroding the protections for Jews
4 equating Zionism with Judaism
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 No.481609

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>>481607
Right and you're complaining that not enough people shat in it ?
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 No.481642

>>481608
>Zionreich
lol'd


/ga/

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 No.12105[Reply]

How do you deal with this asshole?
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 No.12107

Why don't you settle your conflicts with words instead of resorting to violence?
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 No.12108

>>12107
Does this look like the kind of bloke who will listen to reason?
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 No.12109

>>12105
get the pc version the internet says it's got better difficulty settings, that let you beat the game.

>>12106
It's a really hard enemy character from a really hard 2d side-scroll game
https://farside.link/invidious/watch?v=2aofQC1qXBU
go to time index 00:04:44
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 No.12110

From my experimentation, aggression will get you nowhere but a quick death. The trick is to patiently wait for him to do a swooping attack at you, and then jump backwards away from it while shooting at him.
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 No.12111

>>12108
Give peace a chance


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This thread is for posting any form of /lefty/ videos files ranging from .webm or .mp4, or other
The last thread hit the bump limit, so post new or old videos here.
Link to the last thread here: >>201250
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 No.481562

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real patsoc hours
this guy is getting invited on RT now btw
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 No.481564

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 No.481566

>>481564
what does it say ?
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 No.481629

Damn it Che…
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 No.481632

>>481562
Gee, & I thought I am unhinged!


/posad/

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 No.681[Reply]

My skin is sick, /posad/


/leftypol/

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 No.467807[Reply]

I'm asking my self whether or not the neocons are nothing but blood-dripping salesmen for the arms-industry, and all their ideological stuff is foolishness.

I'm not looking for cheap shots, like proving they never achieve their stated goals like "winning the war on terror". Just assume it's part of their strategy to lie about their true goals.

I used to think that they were both effective at generating profits for the arms industry and also furthering US imperial power. But I don't think that anymore.

For example the wars in the middle east caused something like a war-chaos-belt that separated Europe from Asia and prevented the formation of "Ꭼurꭺsian" (loaded term) economic integration that could potentially become an economic block that would be many times more powerful than the US. So in that sense you could look at the failed wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and so on as somewhat effective at maintaining US hegemonic power.

But it turns out that it wasn't the case. The conclusion that most analysts are drawing now is that the US wasted a bunch of time and effort fucking up the Arabs. And was nothing but a distraction that allowed China to grow into an economic powerhouse that is now more or less untouchable for the foreseeable future.

The Ukraine crisis again follows a similar structure, it seemed like a viable way to separate Russian-German economic cooperation by creating a trade-disrupting war-zone and political-capital for economic separation, so that economic integration may not lead to a Russo-European economic block that would have been more powerful than the US.

But it turns out that this wasn't the case either. The result of the Ukraine crisis is:

Sino-Russian economic integration. Which might lead to the formation of a much more powerful economic block than the Russo-European one. But the consequences don't stop at undoing the Sino-Soviet split. It also has killed the economic power of Europe which means that a potential Trꭺnsatlꭿntiꮸ (loaded term) economic block is much weaker now.
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 No.474025

Here is a massive article going into great depth of the geopolitical ramification of the neocon's recent foreign policy, highly recommended

From Strategic Dilemma to Strategic Disaster, Part 1

<Western officials and analysts are fond of noting that ‘Putin’s war on Ukraine’ has damaged rather than strengthened Russia’s strategic position. Rather than neutralizing the threat NATO poses, Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has increased that threat, so the analysis goes. Putting aside the obvious contradiction with most of these observers’ position that neither NATO nor its expansion presented a security threat to Russia, one needs to look at the reverse side of all this. Have Western security, NATO countries’ security, American national security been enhanced by NATO expansion, the refusal to negotiate with Moscow a new security architecture for Europe, and the NATO-Russia Ukrainian War and its ongoing escalations? The fact is that the Russo-Western relationship proper as a security dilemma is now virtually a zero-sum game; when one side undertakes a measure to ensure its security vis-à-vis the other, the other responds with measures at least as deleterious to the former as the former’s were for the latter. This has proceeded now for decades, beginning with the first round of post-Cold War NATO expansion, though Russia originally was slow on the uptake in response to this challenge as a result of her temporary weakness.


<In this mutual security dilemma’s most recent episode – the NATO-Russia Ukrainian war – the West’ security position also has been weakened, given the bolstering of the Russian military through increases in numbers, budget resources, battle experience, and mobilization of the Russia’s military-industrial complex. Far from being ‘isolated internationally’, Russia has been able in tandem with China to forge a new pole of power in the international system’s structure, dealing a perhaps deadly blow to Western, in particular American global hegemony. It is doubtful that enhances Western and American security, particularly as much of the alternative pole-formation is taking on an increasingly anti-American tone as opposed to one of creating a more or less neutral, simple alternative pole or center of global power. Moreover, NATO’s newest ally, prospective member, and bulwark against ‘Russian expansionism’ – Maidan Ukraine – is at high risk of being
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The neocons are planning to seize the frozen Russian assets in order to continue funding the Ukraine proxy war.

Western finance went REEEEEE DON'T, this will trash our reputation and spook the investors

The Unintended Consequences of Seizing Russian Assets
https://internationalbanker.com/news/why-attempts-to-divert-frozen-russian-assets-could-seriously-damage-the-wests-credibility/
<the West is persisting in its endeavours, with a proposal to use frozen public Russian assets to finance Ukraine
<For many other countries, however, freezing Russian assets is widely perceived as a method the US-led West employs to weaponise its primary currencies. The European Central Bank warned in June that using interest-rate proceeds from the frozen assets could prompt other central banks to “turn their backs” on the euro,
<“The implications could be substantial: it may lead to a diversification of reserves away from euro-denominated assets, increase financing costs for European sovereigns and lead to trade diversification,” the note added. And Bank of America analysts led by Michael Hartnett recently noted in a report that “US dollar debasement is the ultimate outcome as the dollar is weaponized in a new era of sanctions.”
<Such fears are thus expediting not only the ongoing global trend of de-dollarisation but also the construction of viable alternative financial systems by China or even Russia.
<nations and regions have accelerated efforts in recent months towards arrangements aimed at reducing their dependence on the dollar. At the heart of these de-dollarisation initiatives is the fear in many capitals that the US could someday use the power of its currency to target them the way it has sanctioned Russia
<Indeed, central banks are already calling back their offshore gold assets to domestic storage facilities in increasing quantities over such fears.
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 No.481614

https://farside.link/invidious/watch?v=AaLX8ozOJRA
Starting at 1:09:00 Alexander Mercouris sums up how the Neocons managed to unite all of the US's adversaries and make them forge alliances, creating a geopolitical opponent that is so large and powerful that it will be indomitable. And the irony is that the early neocons from the 70s like Brzezinski, warned about this.
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 No.481616

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>>481614
I feel like the neocons ultimately got exactly what they wanted though: an enemy so large that they can justify another massive spending spree on their friends in the military industry.
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 No.481620

>>481616
Yeah you might be right the neocons may simply be motivated by Number go up for defense contractors. And there is no grand strategy or anything.

But an arms race against all that ?

The US and the EU plus a few other countries just lost at war supply logistics against just Russia in Ukraine. I can't fathom trying that against a block that is over an order of magnitude larger.


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 No.11[Reply]

Welcome to the work day general.

Tell us about your day anon. Did you have a good day at work? Its OK we know work is horrible.

I work graves at a factory. If you have it shitty at work I can relate.

Tell us about your day under the crushing weight of the profit motive.
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 No.429

>>427
I don't think you understand how big the world is.
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 No.433

Today I will slack off all day and do the bare minimum.
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 No.577

I'm a pressman for a newspaper company. Local news.

It's pretty boring most days but that's fine. I don't make a lot, just enough to pay my rent, buy some food, and repeat until my next paycheck, or in other words, $18.50/hour.

My days are either printing junk mail ads or doing maintenance on the press. Today we replaced all the rollers in Tower 1 Black. Went well, messy as hell, was dripping with ink from head to toe. When I got home I had to wash my hair like 3 times until the shampoo wasn't black anymore. I don't mind the messiness of the job though. Doing actual work like that is nice for me, I like the days we got stuff to fix.

Most days are printing junk mail, local newspapers, and cleaning. It gets pretty lonely too, my boss just hangs out in his office upstairs and my only other coworker is an elderly man who just wants to retire but the economy won't allow him that luxury. He's quiet and goes home the second he can. So that usually leaves me to clean up, get rolls down, set up for recycling, and mindlessly wipe things down in solitude.

Every week I clean out our water system, grease the press, check oil levels, adjust rollers, clean out the folder, lube the clutches, replace the cutting blade and cutting rubbers, check splice breaks, and flush the ink pumps. I can get most of that stuff done on Monday since we usually don't have any print jobs on Monday. The leftover weekly maintenance chores I will get done throughout the week when there's down time.

I'm the only one who actually does any of the work and it'd be nice if my boss would hire another employee but he says we don't got the funds. The elderly man does help me from time to time, especially if it's something out of the ordinary like replacing a water motor or something. He, like me, enjoys doing repairs and since he's put in his time doing maintenance for the past 35 years or so he just leaves it to me.

It's a decent job, beats working retail or food service. My last job was in landscaping, that paid me fucking bank but it was just too hard on my body. Found myself drinking Rockstar Energy like it was water and chain smoking while digging trenches for irrigation.

I miss working with people my age though, I miss having friends and going out after work. Nowadays I just go home and watch YouTube, get high, play video games, and go to bed. I used to be so hopped up on caffeine that after a 10 hour shift in the sun putting in pavePost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.578

>>577
That sounds like a comfy job all things considered. Have you thought about trying to meet young people outside of work at events and stuff?
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 No.579

>>577
Maybe you should try to start a book club and get the books printed where you work. You know if it catches on, you might get a new coworker.


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 No.456057[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Let's get a general thread about FIRE (Finance, Insurance, Real Estate). Include topics about crypto as well.
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 No.481541

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 No.481542

>>481541
it is happening again
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 No.481560

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GameStop trading at $71 a share. Up from $10 two weeks ago.
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 No.481612

>>481560
What do you reckon this is ?
Speculators playing around ?


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 No.469701[Reply]

I'm trying to find a scale to measure the "power tug". I'm analyzing the recent conflict in Ukraine in order to do that:

<The imperial bourgeoisie in the US won Round 1 in the ukro-war, because they managed to manufacture a war right on Russia's door-step that Russia didn't want and failed to prevent.


<The Russian Federation however won Round 2, they proved that Russia still is a super power that can destroy a sizable country without major consequences to it self, and that the US can neither cripple their economy via econ-war, nor exhaust their military resources via proxy-war.

Ukraine is now more or less a destroyed country, that's what loosing a war means, Russia basically is undamaged (bar a few scuffs in some border towns) just in case anybody is confused.

<The US has, on balance, lost this geopolitical battle because it did not achieve it's primary goal of imposing another 1990s neo-liberal shock doctrine on Russia or outright balkanizing the Russian federation into subservient ethno-nationalist vassal-states.


<However the US still has to be considered more powerful because Russia wasn't able to frustrate US attempts at manufacturing this war.

If you're a glowy or a nato-media-brain and want to complain about my framing of the Ukraine war please do so in the Ukraine thread

If we apply this scale for the next power tug in Asia.

The question becomes whether China is powerful enough to frustrate US attempts at creating a Taiwan-war with a similar pattern. China is certainly more powerful than Russia, but is it powerful enough ?
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 No.480818

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Who would win ?
China's carrot or the US's stick ?
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 No.480820

>>480818
lol get people to abandon the US even faster. based comrade trump is doing anti imperialist accelerationist praxis
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 No.481593

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kek the Chinese have a sense of humor
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 No.481602

>>481593
Russia already did this
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 No.481610

>>481602
yes, although the circumstances were slightly different, the neocons went inverted iron curtain with sanctions, banishing western companies from Russia. The Russians technically just took over abandoned businesses.


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 No.9086[Reply]

Kendrick Lamar vs Drake

Who won?
Is Kendrick our guy?
What are the implications of the cultural impact rooted in Black American art?
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 No.9092

>>9091
what about being in touch with the people?
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 No.9093

>>9092
>what about troon rights?
I don't care. what about having a coherent message being consistent and repping your party? fellating drug fed culture is a race to the bottom no matter how "in style" it is
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 No.9094

damn. nobody cares about the bourgeois sex trafficking pedophile rabbit hole?
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 No.9095

>>9094
>damn. nobody cares
The OP looked like generic celebrity drama, and I thought pass

>the bourgeois sex trafficking pedophile rabbit hole?

That's a bandname right there.

On a more serious note. I guess the first question is whether this is a systemic thing. Like in the past when secret societies had initiation rituals that required members to commit a crime together, usually something highly ritualized and gruesome like human sacrifice. And the shared crime served the purpose of enforcing in-group loyalty without trust, because disloyalty meant that they all go down together for what they did during the initiation ritual.

If the ruling classes are using human trafficking crimes for a similar purpose, that would make them highly vulnerable. And it would be worth looking into this 'rabbit hole'. Of course that also means staring into the abyss. You might get severe mental trauma just by subjecting your brain to the darkness of this "underworld". You need to move next to a pet store, and exercise iron discipline. Investigate for an hour and then go to the pet store to look at puppies and kitten for an hour to balance the horror with wholesomeness.
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 No.9096

>>9094
it's like asking me to pick my favorite porky. given the opportunity, they'd both have to discover a pretty good reason they should keep living imo


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 No.450[Reply]

First and foremost, Costco is run by retarded monkeys. How so you ask? Well let me tell you the “real” fucked up shit that goes down in that shit hole place of employment. I am not denying the fact you make more money starting out and being topped out than any other retail company, but you can roll a piece of shit in sprinkles and massage my balls and I still wouldn’t eat it. My experience comes from the AM shift, where we stock and merchandise the products before the store opens. This work is basically slave driven with middle management having their head so far up their ass they can wear it as a hat running the show. Costco pays employees twice as much as Wal-Mart employees, but they expect you to do twice…wait I mean ten times as much work also. These so called floor managers are dumb fuck dick suckers with no college education who sucked every dick and sucked every butthole on the hierarchal dick chain to get to where they are at. Prove me wrong that these dumb fucks are not incompetent and I will eat a jar full of 100 day old pubes and I am excluding and sheeple middle mangers, who work for Costco, go fuck yourself you piece of donkey seamen hobo fluffer.

Let me break down middle management for you: High School Education, sucked dick, and if it wasn’t for Costco they would be managing a Denny’s, sorry to you Denny managers but when you give asses power than everyone gets shitted on. So how does management work at Costco? Like this: Part-time, suck dick, fulltime, eat ass, supervisor, suck dick and eat ass, department manager, eat dick, suck ass, and get fucked in the ass, admin manager, eat dick, ass, shit, get ass fucked by two dicks at the same time, assistant manager, eat dick, ass, shit, get every orifice filled with dicks, eat pubes, and you become Warehouse manager. But remember while these cock knockers are taking it up the ass they recycle the abuse downwards to make themselves feel better. They rely on their best employees, the foolish yes man who gets sucked in with promises of promotion, so they begin sucking and licking the hierarchal dick chain to find out all efforts do not mean shit. They take your ideas and make it theirs, they talk about how great you are as an employee, but behind your back they tell managers above them how much you suck. They basically have you do their job while they fiddle their pee holes. Anybody including a “retarded” monkeys not a normal one, but a retarded one could do these managers jobs. Ooooooh youPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.455

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>>451
Thought is was just me.
>>453
Judas sold his soul for thirty pieces of silver; Faust sold his for some extra years of youth
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 No.498

tbh having a college education doesnt mean shit.
ALOT of best workers were those whom didnt go to college.
Or if they did, they didnt let it become their whole resume.
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 No.574

>The lack of communication of what mangers want is also what is wrong with working for this company. You can spend all day busting your ass to do a move one manger wanted, to have it moved a different way the next day by another manger, to have it moved again by another manger the next day, until the final decision of the warehouse mangers comes in to have it moved back to its original spot. Way to go guys on proving crack is wack, you embred bitches. Please be more humble with the job position and pay you have and quit acting like you are moving the world forward, because in reality like I said before, a retarded monkey could do your job.

Sounds exactly like Home Depot
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 No.575

>>574
It's sounds like the Greek myth about Sisyphus rolling a Bolder up a hill over and over because it always rolls down just before he reaches the top.
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