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Gem City Market breaks ground: ‘This is going to help my neighbors’

"Organizers say the co-op will provide healthy food to the area. The market will also employ 27 people."

late stage capitalism 

Wework, Uber, Lyft, Netflix, Bird, Amazon: late-stage capitalism is all about money-losing predatory pricing aimed at creating monopolies

"Wework's real story isn't the terrible dude at the front of the parade: it's the giant VC and private equity funds who shower him with literal billions."


Trump Pressed Australian Leader to Help Barr Investigate Mueller Inquiry's Origins - The New York Times

"And like the call with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, the discussion with Mr. Morrison shows the president using high-level diplomacy to advance his personal political interests."


Donald Trump Is Very Angry He’s Not Allowed to Personally Punish His Enemies

"His reaction to the whistleblower’s complaint is exactly why we have whistleblower laws in the first place–to protect them from people like Trump who would want to silence and punish them."

> Keybase’s iOS client has received a backdoor.
> It seems that Stellar, the extremely well-funded and well-marketed cryptocurrency, has struck a deal with Keybase to “airdrop” (give away) their tokens to keybase users in an effort to drive adoption.
> Keybase updated their iOS client to sign an attestation, as a user, that a given stellar address belongs to them, even if it does not. This is done without any user interaction or consent, violating the fundamental principle of Keybase’s product until now: the user controls their keys.
> Of course, the user controls their keys using Keybase’s software, which, under normal circumstances, means the user controls their keys. But in this instance, Keybase’s software decided to sign, for a user, without their knowledge or consent, an attestation saying that username* is a legitimate stellar payment address for the user—even if the user has never heard of it.


Whales worth about $1 trillion in carbon sequestration, analysis finds

"How do whales sequester carbon? By eating stuff, getting big, then drifting to the bottom of the ocean after they die. This makes them carbon sinks on a scale even bigger than most trees"

Scientists Watch a Black Hole Shred a Star to Pieces for the First Time | Mysterious Universe

"they’ve never seen one like ASASSN-19bt, which they recently watched shred a star into solar spaghetti strands before twirling it on a cosmic fork and slurping it down."

There is no better use for a custom soundboard than a Star Trek tabletop role-playing game.


What Do We Do When Bad People Make Good Art?

"While singular pieces or art, like books of symphonies or paintings are made by one person who may or may not have been terrible, most of the mass media we engage with is made by a lot of people."


Stormy Daniels Reaches $450,000 Settlement Over 2018 Strip Club Arrest - The New York Times

"The arrest made headlines across the country, raising questions about whether politics had been at play and why it was a priority to send four vice detectives to a strip club."

“Do not call the inability to start laziness. Call it fear. Stop yelling at yourself. Be nice. Call fear by its right name.”

— Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way

Doordash's breach is different

"Doordash, by its nature, includes the home addresses of people who otherwise avoid disclosing where they live."

Adobe and Google Open Redirects Abused by Phishing Campaigns

"Google and Adobe open redirects are being used by phishing campaigns in order to add legitimacy to the URLs used in the spam emails."

Libraries & Archivists Are Digitizing 480,000 Books Published in 20th Century That Are Secretly in the Public Domain

"a coalition of archivists, activists, and libraries are working overtime to make it easier to identify the many books that are secretly in the public domain, digitize them, and make them freely available online to everyone."


This Is Why the Impeachment Clause Exists - The Atlantic

"Millions of Americans wake up every day worried that Donald Trump’s actions will hurt someone they love, but until he used his authority to go after someone beloved by the Democratic establishment, party leaders didn’t quite grasp the urgency."

DoorDash confirms data breach affected 4.9 million customers, workers and merchants - TechCrunch

"The company also said consumers had the last four digits of their payment cards taken, though full numbers and card verification values (CVV) were not taken. "


Opinion | How the Climate Kids Are Short-Circuiting Right-Wing Media - The New York Times

"In other words, it’s not that the right can’t attack the climate kids because of their age. Rather, it’s that because of their age, the right’s attacks feel especially feeble."


Whistleblower painstakingly gathered material and almost single-handedly set impeachment in motion

"Trump has all but called for the whistleblower and those who assisted him to be unmasked, despite federal laws designed to protect identities and prevent reprisals in such cases."


Racism is not a legitimate standpoint. When will the BBC learn that?

"The BBC’s misguided response suggests that reacting to racism is worse than racism itself. "

gender, probably positive i think? 

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Faith Collapsing

Faith Collapsing is a host set up by me (Steven Saus) with the same sensibility of the BBS I ran back in the 1990s - I set it up for me, but folks I personally know are welcome to join if they like.