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#161
takis (re:OP)
#162
when the communist aliens come to visit the debris of a shattered earth i hope all they find is a floating copy of das kapital and the single "nookie" by limp bizkit.

was nookie a critical response to marxist analysis? *a translucent alien hums and strokes its tentacles*

the earth and it's mysteries shall forever remain sealed
#163
"Homes in this district cost about five million dollars"
#164

swampman posted:

"Homes in this district cost about five million dollars"



shocking footage

#165
There was a good article in this months monthly review by John Bellamy Foster (ty cars), pretty much the best easy intro to serious material about current climate situation & research + marxism, that I have read.

I knew there was someone like this out there, and there was, turns out their name was John Bellamy Foster.

its here: https://monthlyreview.org/2017/02/01/trump-and-climate-catastrophe/
#166
What are people's opinion of the Monthly Review around here? I have read a few good articles but the only person I have met with an actual subscription is my much maligned (by me) Trot friend, so..
#167
I've been thinking about actually subscribing lately too, it keeps popping up
#168
i've been a monthly review sub for over a year. it's an extremely high quality magazine, would recommend. hopefully your trot friend is actually readn it,,, they published some pro-china-is-socialist stuff recently for instance that should get the old noggin chugging along
#169
i like it
#170
MR is wonderful. good picks to get your feet wet include this absolute classic from the late Richard Levins or the imperialism-themed issue from not too long ago
#171
its good but not offensive enough to coffee shop liberals/trots to challenge their views

mrzine, their online blog component, fills both roles but doesnt publish anymore. still worth searching their site on topics you are interested in
#172

Synergy posted:

when the communist aliens come to visit the debris of a shattered earth i hope all they find is a floating copy of das kapital and the single "nookie" by limp bizkit.



i listened to "Limp Bizkit - Nookie" after nearly twenty years of not doing that

"i did it all for the nookie," the song insists again and again. but what is the content of that "it"? i combed through durst's lyrics in search of some mention of all that he'd done, the sheer lengths he'd gone through for the nookie. the results are underwhelming.

let's examine the verbs. for the sake of the exercise we'll accept the proposition that existence is not a predicate and omit forms of "to be." where does that leave us? active first-person instances:

"I came into this world as a reject"
"Dwelling on the past"
"Hey, I think about the day"
"Should I be feeling bad? (No.) / Should I be feeling good? (No.)"
"You would think that I'd be moving on / but..."
"I should give her a break"
"I wont lie, that I can't deny"
"Why did I wait so long, huh"
"To figure it out? but I did it"
"And still I surrendered"
"I appreciate it"
"Im just gonna stay here and always be the same"

a pattern emerges. his actions are anything but; purely ideational, generally past-fixated personal rumination, with no actual materially meaningful content. when he trips over something substantive ("move," "give," etc), it winds up being in the subjunctive or conditional mood, or something he refuses to do. pure navel gazing.

the single most significant action in the entire piece comes right at the beginning: "I came into this world as a reject." but none of us come into the world of our own power. so the principal thing fred "did" in the entire narrative actually consisted of the labor of another, someone who likewise enjoys the largesse of the imperial core. indeed, in this crucial respect, durst's "nookie" might better be termed booty

the truth is, fred durst didn't do a goddamn thing for that nookie. it fell into his lap by dint of privilege and the labor of others, be it his birthgiver or whoever applies wes borland's makeup. and once he's lost it -- his loss in this case being his erstwhile homies' gain -- we're treated to a raucous, juvenile rage session over the indignity he feels he has suffered

truly, this is a tale for our times

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#173
maybe he worked as a database admin or network engineer
#174

swampman posted:

My current crazy unfounded suspicion is that after a few years of massive logging, especially in the Americas, a petroleum distribution crisis will cause unrestrained tree death as the remaining ones are cut for fuel. Tree catastrophe 2021, I'll bet $150 on it



there's no deforestation in north america

#175
in 2021 the average temperature will be 40 C anyway so who cares about trees
#176

le_nelson_mandela_face posted:

swampman posted:

My current crazy unfounded suspicion is that after a few years of massive logging, especially in the Americas, a petroleum distribution crisis will cause unrestrained tree death as the remaining ones are cut for fuel. Tree catastrophe 2021, I'll bet $150 on it

there's no deforestation in north america

what's the joke here

#177
marxism-leninism-mothlyreviewism-readsettlers.org-thought
#178
don't think im going to miss twitter tbh
#179
i was thinking about all the articles and social media discussion revolving around rhino poachers. people become seriously vicious when they hear about rhino poachers, and when they hear about the poachers being "shot on site", they're all for it. kill those fucks. they deserve to die. fucking rhino poachers. sick. for what? some chinese dick pills. unbelievable. kill them all.

This is ONE animal being killed by some poor ass african dude so he could sell some horns to some dumb ass chinese person. I get it. it's awful. it's horrible. But where is this malice when a company destroys ENTIRE ecosystems. BP can poison a whole fucking ocean and nobody sees a day in jail. nobody. People get upset about it for sure. but it don't take long before it's a distance memory and you continue to buy BP products (if you ever stopped).
I wish people were sharing pictures of the sexy tattooed chick that killed all the negligent CEO who dumped carcinogenic chemicals in a town's water supply. Or I'd like to read the article about the climate change denialist/energy lobbyist getting his car blown up by an eccentric group of jazz musicians.
Disclaimer: I don't want anyone to die, I'm just joking around, nice try CIA

But nope. People are only okay with people getting killed when it's a big dumb animal getting it's horn stolen. I'm sure if that horn powered Musk's gigafuckery we'd be singing a different tune. And if that rhino got bombed by a drone, well, i dunno. fuck this post is stupid! i just wanna post! god damn it! let me post!
#180

Constantignoble posted:

Synergy posted:

when the communist aliens come to visit the debris of a shattered earth i hope all they find is a floating copy of das kapital and the single "nookie" by limp bizkit.

i listened to "Limp Bizkit - Nookie" after nearly twenty years of not doing that

"i did it all for the nookie," the song insists again and again. but what is the content of that "it"? i combed through durst's lyrics in search of some mention of all that he'd done, the sheer lengths he'd gone through for the nookie. the results are underwhelming.

let's examine the verbs. for the sake of the exercise we'll accept the proposition that existence is not a predicate and omit forms of "to be." where does that leave us? active first-person instances:

"I came into this world as a reject"
"Dwelling on the past"
"Hey, I think about the day"
"Should I be feeling bad? (No.) / Should I be feeling good? (No.)"
"You would think that I'd be moving on / but..."
"I should give her a break"
"I wont lie, that I can't deny"
"Why did I wait so long, huh"
"To figure it out? but I did it"
"And still I surrendered"
"I appreciate it"
"Im just gonna stay here and always be the same"

a pattern emerges. his actions are anything but; purely ideational, generally past-fixated personal rumination, with no actual materially meaningful content. when he trips over something substantive ("move," "give," etc), it winds up being in the subjunctive or conditional mood, or something he refuses to do. pure navel gazing.

the single most significant action in the entire piece comes right at the beginning: "I came into this world as a reject." but none of us come into the world of our own power. so the principal thing fred "did" in the entire narrative actually consisted of the labor of another, someone who likewise enjoys the largesse of the imperial core. indeed, in this crucial respect, durst's "nookie" might better be termed booty

the truth is, fred durst didn't do a goddamn thing for that nookie. it fell into his lap by dint of privilege and the labor of others, be it his birthgiver or whoever applies wes borland's makeup. and once he's lost it -- his loss in this case being his erstwhile homies' gain -- we're treated to a raucous, juvenile rage session over the indignity he feels he has suffered

truly, this is a tale for our times



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#181
A man was shot and killed in a police chase in Florida last weekend after he fired a rifle at the under-construction Sabal Trail Pipeline. This martyr's bravery should inspire us all; his ineffective tactics should serve as a warning.
#182
this is how you do it http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2016/10/18/Dakota-Access-pipeline-equipment-fire-called-arson/4801476792932/
#183


its going up now, so i guess they fixed the problem
#184
scientific progress marches ever onwards and upwards, into the brave new dawn:

In their March 6 monthly update, NSIDC sounded the alarm about a looming satellite gap that threatens the continuity of the 39-year satellite record of sea ice extent. After the 2016 failure of the F19 polar-orbiting satellite, there are just three satellites remaining that perform sea ice extent monitoring. These are the American F18 and F16 satellites, which are operating 2 and 8 years beyond their designed 5-year lifetimes, respectively, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2), which will reach its 5-year design lifetime in May 2017. It is unlikely that a new sea ice extent monitoring satellite will be launched before 2022.

#185
tfw your smoke alarm is beeping so you take out the battery