#281

https://www.apnews.com/720807d38cd841f6950eb7f24bc3fc9b posted:

Brazil has rejected a Group of Seven offer of international aid to fight Amazon wildfires, and French President Emmanuel Macron is shrugging off the snub.

Macron put the Amazon fires high on the agenda of the G-7 summit in France, where world powers pledged this week some $40 million to fight the fires and plant new trees because of the Amazon’s importance to the global climate.

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro accused France and other rich countries of treating the region like a “colony.”

Macron said in a speech Tuesday that Bolsonaro’s interpretation is a “mistake.

He said the money isn’t just aimed at Brazil but at nine countries in the Amazon region, including Colombia and Bolivia. France too considers itself an Amazon country via its overseas region of French Guiana.


aaahahahaha

#282
We don't see your region as a colony. In fact we're part of it, through our overseas territory
#283
So glad that there is absolutely nothing going on in Britain so that the BBC has the free time to squeeze out a long form article about "The Men Who Feel Left Out US Abortion Debate," which is about exactly who and what you think it's about, the white male spellcasters who have always defined everything about the US abortion "debate"
#284
http://www.mangalmedia.net/english//is-genocide-denial-anti-imperialist-now-how-tankies-are-taking-over-leftbook-and-the-london-student-scene
#285
#286
Every morning I look forward to the garbage platter of insipid thinkpieces Firefox serves me up from its "Pocket" function, and each day it gets harder to discern reality from parody.

Top. Child.

Veronica Smythe begins her day with the calculated precision expected of a high-powered professional. She gets up at the crack of dawn and takes a 45 minute bubble bath using no-tears shampoo. She cries anyways. She picks out her daytrip onesie: big meeting today, better go with the one that reads "My Daddy can beat up your Daddy," show them who wears the pants. Well. The onesie. She yells and pouts at no one in particular as she brushes her hair. For breakfast it is the same routine as always: she eats one quarter of a Mickey Mouse-shaped pancake, throws it away, then eats one quarter of another and throws that one away too. She guzzles down her sippy cup full of chocolate milk and takes two Flintstone vitamins (she spits out the first one.) She "laces up" the velcro of her colorful Elsa sneakers, special ordered from Disney Land to fit her size 10 feet. She's a modern businesswoman, been doing this for 38 years goddamnit, too much self respect to mutilate her toes wearing undersized shoes. All right. Go time. It wasn't easy getting here but everyone knows she's the best in this business. On her way in to the firm she allows herself a small satisfied smirk as she passes the framed Forbes Magazine cover featuring her. She's the Top Child.
#287
There's an idea of a Veronica Smythe, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real she. Only an entity, something illusory. And although she can hide her cold gaze and you can shake her hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense your lifestyles are probably comparable, she simply is not there.
#288
A Literal Top Child.
#289
i was more of a bottom, child
#290
pretty sure that's one of those things where someone passes off their fetish as a think piece or a letter to an advice columnist or whatever.
#291
timely
#292
Can't wait to read some rock hard political analysis by the seminal John Glans
#293
play it again, my Johnny (Glans)

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#294

why liberate the planet from a mass extinction event when instead we could just adapt to survive as subhuman cockroach creatures in a ruined hellscape
#295
zizek_eating_garbage.gif
#296
Zizek is the george costanza of communists.
#297
The one near crisis that happened while I was at the RCP bookstore was when I pulled out a copy of "Marxism and the Call of the Future: Conversations on Ethics, History, and Politics" by Bob Avakian and Bill Martin with an introduction by George Costanza.

This was in the middle of a very pleasant chat with my companion and the RCP member who worked there, and I said, "George Constanza?" I was innocently curious. Seems odd that George Constanza would write a foreward for an Avakian book. But it went over like I had let out a big fart, and an awkward silence settled over the room -- no one wanted to be the first to say anything about George Constanza writing a foreward to this book -- until our little troika quickly murmered / concurred that George Constanza was no good, but the RCP member said that regardless, it is a good book. And I said, yeah it looks interesting.

#298
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/us-territories-travel/index.html
#299
that is a truly remarkable article fuck
#300
#301
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/opinion/venezuela-france.html the very first sentence lmao

When I first met Isadora Zubillaga in New York some 20 years ago, she was a young venture capitalist investing in Latin American start-ups, and I was an equally young reporter covering Latin America.


love to write op-eds in the nyt to further the political agendas of my rich friends
#302
https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2019-10-12/kim-jong-un-may-be-hiding-a-hog-apocalypse-from-the-world?__twitter_impression=true
#303
WHAT COULD THEY BE HIDING?
#304
a hog apocalypse from the world
#305
thoughts & prayers for the brave defector pigs who brought this story out of the hermit kingdom