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cgod  ·  30 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 13, 2022

Some months ago I saw an older women buy her groceries with a check. I was gobsmaked that the store still took personal checks. The cashier told me that she might get one or two every month and she couldn't believe they still took them either.

I grew up in the time when it was a common way to pay for groceries but I don't think I've seen anyone do it in the 2000's.

cgod  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ‘We Don’t Know How to Phone It In’: A Final Visit With Taylor Hawkins

I made an effort this year to listen to popular bands and artists that I never caught on to.

Rock and Jazz are dead music forms and I've generally tried to avoid listening to modern people flogging the dead horse of rock and Jazz. It's fine to enjoy modern rock and Jazz but neither are significant cultural forces anymore.

Nonetheless I gave the Foo Fighters the old college try.

It reminded me of a lot of stuff that other people did twenty years before them. It was fine but I'll never listen to it again. It made me want to listen to Superchunk.

cgod  ·  47 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ‘We Don’t Know How to Phone It In’: A Final Visit With Taylor Hawkins

What's one Foo Fighters song I should listen to?

I've always thought they weren't very interesting but people were in tears the other morning over this guy.

cgod  ·  51 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 23, 2022

I super dig it.

cgod  ·  66 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's official: we can't terraform Mars

There are several idea on how best to shield mars from the solar winds and they aren't all insane.

I know Nasa is/was working on a concept that would put a strong magnetic field generator a few thousand miles from the planet between mars and the sun which would create a magnetic shadow.

It's theoretical but so was flying at one time.

cgod  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A letter to the Western Left from Kyiv

The DSA doesn't speak for a significant portion of it's members on this maybe not even the majority.

I'm not saying what I really meant, which is dumb, or I'm saying to poorly.

Because there is little to no reliable source for information on what's happening in Burma it's easy to market a narrative to us.

At one point we were being told how great an ethno-supremacist that would go on to support genocide was and golf clapping as she got the noble prize. This was to open up Burmas markets to Coke and GE, it was mostly the work of the CIA and State Department. They knew exactly who Aung San Suu Kyi was and it bothered them not at all because they thought they could control the narrative, especially after they latched onto the international trade teat.

This Washington Post Story is surely supported by someone at State or the CIA, not sure why but we could think of a few reason that this narrative could be helpful.

Antifa mutual aid twitter is really into Myanmar. They raise money to send over there. I kinda hope that the CIA is funding Burmese revolution via Antifa. How ever Antifa Burmese mutual aid came about it's because someone is massaging a narrative that has some sort of utility, it might be a con and it might approach the truth but we have no real way to know.

Burma is a house of weird mirrors, that's all.

"The conflict in Myanmar is spiraling toward civil war." Lol.

Burma (I'll call it that because the guy who named it Myanmar bathed in dolphin blood and didn't consult anyone when he renamed it,) has been in continuous civil war since independence. It was in a war against colonial oppression before that.

We learn about Burma the way the blind many learns about an elephant. It can't hardly be helped, it's a back hole of information. There are Chinese open trade client states, socialist revolutionary enclaves, independent ethno states and more scattered across the country. The more I learn the weirder it gets and it's really hard to learn anything of value from western media.

One thing for sure, there are many different civil wars happening there at any given moment.

I listened to every Supreme Court oral argument one year.

I learned a lot.

Quite often the public has no idea what the issues being argued before the court are really about.

They have their opinion but it often has no bearing on the reasons a case has come before the court.

It's reasonable to be disappointed in a decision but it's also worth while to fine out more about whey things went the way they did.

I'm for people listening to a year of arguments but it's often pretty dull work.

I think the less power the Feds have to mandate and regulate peoples lives the better but I'm not against that power devolving down to the states. I've lost customers to the vaccine mandate debate, I'm for the mandate and I don't mind telling you that you are an anti-social jackass if you are against it (on a state and local level). My city has fared pretty well during the pandemic with it's mask mandates.

I've got a long list of shit that I think would be better regulated on a state level that is interfered with by the feds. I'd like to see these things decided on a local level and I think people in Arkansas would have very different ideals of what to do but would be happier if they could do the same.

Almost all that stuff has a costs and benefits that would be weighed differently by communities with diverse values.

Two dangers constantly threaten our world, order and disorder.

cgod  ·  127 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: LOL Ukraine

I'm curious what will happen with U.S. nukes in Turkey regardless of weather Russia intervenes.

The hawk position has long been that there is no way to withdraw missiles without pushing Turkey into Russia's arms but leaving them there has looked like a hostage situation for the last few years..

cgod  ·  131 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Every Day Is Jan. 6 Now

The news out today that the FBI had a little army in the capitol, not in the chain of command of anyone but Wray and Rosen, with shoot to kill orders if the line of presidential succession was in peril, was oddly comforting to me.

It suggests there are certain forces acting to preserve rule of law that we don't notice as much as the we notice the ones who imperil it.

cgod  ·  131 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Every Day Is Jan. 6 Now

I think the country would break up if there was any credible case a president didn't win fair and square. It would probably get back together again but I think people will only tolerated a certain amount of bullshit before they take radical action.

My hopes and dreams might be clouding my analysis.

cgod  ·  162 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trump's social media venture says it has raised $1 bln

Will it be worth more than Ford soon?