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spencerflem  ·  51 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Delta Variant

What do you suppose paul steven's agenda is?

spencerflem  ·  65 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Building a vision of life without work.

That was a really cool read

spencerflem  ·  66 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Life Advice: Become a Billionaire

I don't like the first paragraph which implies that the best way to take power away from the greedy assholes who currently have it is to become an oligarch yourself and dilute them?

My problem with billionaires (and large corporations) is that they control so much of our life in a completely un democratic way. We should be doing as much as possible to move away from that and not keep up inequality cuz "ur gonna get there for sure and be one of the good 'uns"

I also completely believe that every billionaire got their weath through exploitation. It's just such an unfathomable amount of money that no amount of hard work justifies.

This is really exciting, finally seems like something is being done about anything

spencerflem  ·  73 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Private-equity firm revives zombie fossil-fuel power plant to mine bitcoin

I really hope you're right, but to me it's looking like they can't manage to raise the minimum wage, pass any sort of voting rights laws, wealth taxes, etc, and Reps are predicted to take back congress in the midterms

https://www.edweek.org/education/florida-governor-students-will-be-taught-communism-is-evil/2021/06

I'm very worried about what the survey will be used for, but it's clearly going to be bad

spencerflem  ·  186 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Diplomacy: Game Four (or five)

nowaypablo got like 45m left to pick which unit to build !

When the lady who ran https://www.flattenthecurve.com/ (Julie McMurry) quit running the site, posted on twitter about how we're doomed, and exited society. At the time that was by far the most levelheaded and reasonable site on what to do about COVID, and seeing that site turn into apocolyptia was terrifying.

spencerflem  ·  226 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Kingdom of Loathing still exists

Oh man I loved that game so much.

spencerflem  ·  317 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Post election discussion thread.

No senate 😔

I really don't get what ~48% of the country is on that they could look at what's been happening and still vote for trump. It's really disheartening

spencerflem  ·  332 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 21, 2020

Thanks for getting the UF Boardgame Club an interview with Vincent Baker, esteemed designer of the hit indie RPG Apocalypse World among others :)

(link again, in case the embed isnt working twitter.com/UfDice/status/1172716210770915328?s=20)

spencerflem  ·  332 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA: We are no longer in the midst of an experiment.

I really really appreciate the thoughtful comments - thats probably half the reason why I come to this site - to see the perspectives of a cool group of people, and importantly, the same group of people. I love kleinbl00's norman rockwell rants and _refugee_'s art galleries.

But I agree though, it does make a high bar for a comment. I myself basically only comment on pubskis, light "facebook-level shitposting" like the movie post, and meta things (like this!), and maybe that's a good thing, but it definitely is a thing

spencerflem  ·  336 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 20020

Oh man, the first one was great, cant wait to check this out

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