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From 06 Jan: Study: Teens who misuse opioids are more likely to take other risks - Teenagers who’ve experimented with opioid painkillers are likely to be taking other health risks, a new study finds. upi.com/Health_News/2020/01/06

like, one (1) year after starting fedi's anarcho-commie antifa school, it genuinely baffles me how people can see the world just brewing in bullshit and not at all be interested in the theory of why and how it's happening

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like sometimes I go into the comment section of videos about antifa and just read everyone's stone cold takes and :(( a little

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science, science / environment 

From 30 Dec: It’s Not Just You—Wild Swings in Extreme Weather Are Rising - This story originally appeared on Yale Environment 360 and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration... s.faithcollapsing.com/4fqj0 / environment

From 28 Dec: Federal judge upholds cancellation of 98,000 Georgia voters’ registration status - A federal judge’s ruling uphold the cancellation of 98,000 Georgia voters’ registration status und... s.faithcollapsing.com/pllvk

Science fiction that doesn’t have social progress in regard to gender and sexuality is shit.

Stephanie Hofeller daughter of Thomas Hofeller, a prominent Republican redistricting strategist, made public all the contents of her deceased father's hard drives pertaining to gerrymandering and voting laws.

When asked if she was a democrat..

"'The reason I don't identify as a Democrat is because I'm an anarchist,' she says. 'I don't believe that we're going to really find solutions to the deeper problems of inequality in a system that demands a hierarchy, which is, by definition, unequal.'"

Fox News is worse than you think 

"The airstrike serves as further proof that the United States is committed to world peace, not tolerating the actions of terrorists or their allies"

"Unfortunately, the warmongering Democrats showed their treasonous activity even more today, decrying the act of peace committed by President Trump"

"In Iraq today, a national holiday is declared, the citizens celebrating and dancing on the streets, thankful for the freedom their American saviours have brought them once again"

All of this is essentially verbatim what was just broadcast on Fox News just a few minutes ago

It's not even subtle anymore, it's actual blatant "War is Peace, Subservience is Freedom" bullshit now

#DeathToAmerica

Fox News is worse than you think 

Keep in mind, that for a good half of the American population, Fox News is the singular news source they trust at all

And it's broadcasting blatant lies and propaganda, with the full backing of the federal government

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For real like Bandcamp is exactly the kind of service we *hoped* the internet would give us: “hey, people make things, they set their own price inc. free, we provide the storefront, you buy it and the money goes to the creator, you get it in a DRM-free format and can play it however you want, we just make money to keep going & improving and aren’t a VC-funded nightmare company of rampant reckless growth that will do something nightmarish and implode.”

We need more media platforms like that.

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uspol 

12. What will get lost in all this bickering and drama and tragedy and spectacle is the fact that all of this was AVOIDABLE.

That Trump inherited a reigned-in Iran, that he set in motion an escalation to war because he thought it would benefit HIM.

(Again, all credit for this thread goes to Mikel Jollett on the birdsite)

twitter.com/Mikel_Jollett/stat

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uspol 

11. Cable news will try to EMPOWER the warmongers, by accepting rumors of impending harm to Americans as real news, by making stars of the "brutal enemies" handed to them by the Republican propaganda machine. You can practically see them salivate over the possibility for profit.

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uspol 

10. A couple more things:

The media (especially cable news) LOVES a war. They love the spectacle, the drama. It means big profits. It means eyeballs on screens. It makes stars of their anchors.

They will ask the wrong questions, they will follow militaristic talking points.

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uspol 

9. And the only people who will have benefitted will be those massive multi-national corporations -- oil and weapons manufacturers mostly -- who rushed in to profit off the death of all those innocent brown-skinned children lying in the rubble.

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uspol 

8. And even the US troops -- most of whom signed up out of a genuine desire to protect their country -- they will be abandoned too as the people who waged the war, who made such big promises of "support for the troops" will CUT veterans medical care, forget the dead and move on.

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uspol 

7. In the end, and there will be an end -- this isn't the beginning of World War III, this is asymmetrical slaughter -- the vast number of dead will be people who don't even know why the war was waged, they will be mostly young, innocent and brown-skinned. That is the ugly truth.

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