John Waters arguing about #cyberpunk lifestyle
Overheard on #irc:
> user1: The hand sanitizer at my local microbrewery smells like something tasty to drink. I don't plan to try, but... > user2: git push first
finaly some statistics for greece
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meanwhile, i remember a friend from uni being really good at this game..
where you create a virus in a lab and then try to infect the whole world!
uspol, covid-19, explaining a trend
the US lying about its COVID-19 numbers and stopping tracking them to make it look like they're doing better they are in reality is simply the most recent example of a pervasive problem under American capitalism. Namely, that if you change the way you measure a problem so that it looks better, that's orders of magnitude cheaper than actually addressing the problem.
Evergreen examples off the top of my head, all from economics bc it's the worst offender in this:
- Federal poverty line is a laughably small amount so that it can be claimed that there's few people in poverty https://talkpoverty.org/2016/09/13/poverty-rate-just-dropped-way-measure-poverty-wrong/
- US unemployment statistics are juked to look better than they actually are. this one's a great parallel to COVID too bc it *used* to be measured in a more sensible way but they changed it bc it looked bad https://unemploymentdata.com/unemployment-rate/real-unemployment-rate/
- The USA doesn't even keep official track of under-employment, which is a massively pervasive problem https://www.forbes.com/sites/payout/2017/07/21/the-underemployment-phenomenon-no-one-is-talking-about/
Covid-19, Fuck Capitalism
Covid-19 is a practice general strike for North America. Tricky part is getting capitalist mind-prisoned workaholics to see they can actually NOT be stressed out, killing themselves running on hamster wheels for billionaire profit for a week or four. This is a crack in the prison bars.
Once for the lunch crew...
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