athomeinmyhead , to random
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rbreich , to random
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SCOTUS has ruled that presidents are essentially monarchs who can commit crimes, bribery is legal, federal regulatory agencies have no authority to keep us safe, and homeless people can be punished for being homeless.

Is it any wonder why public approval of this court is so low?

joseph11lim ,
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@rbreich America, despite still having the wherewithal to attract the best and brightest brains of the world, has oft-late been described as merely a instead of a , the latter is now a distant has-been?
Imho, the increasingly existential question is: what will (and can) the conscientious citizens of do about that?

DrALJONES , to random
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Analysis

Who are the billionaires working to re-elect Trump?

"Elon Musk & Peter Thiel aren’t just hostile to progressivism. They’re hostile to American democracy itself."

Musk & David Sacks held a secret dinner party for billionaires who want to defeat Biden & re-install Trump.

Guests included Peter Thiel, Rupert Murdoch, Michael Milken, Travis Kalanick, & Steven Mnuchin.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/article/2024/jun/03/billionaires-for-trump-presidential-election?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

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DrALJONES , to random
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Analysis

Who are the billionaires working to re-elect Trump?

"Elon Musk & Peter Thiel aren’t just hostile to progressivism. They’re hostile to American democracy itself."

Musk & David Sacks held a secret dinner party for billionaires who want to defeat Biden & re-install Trump.

Guests included Peter Thiel, Rupert Murdoch, Michael Milken, Travis Kalanick, & Steven Mnuchin.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/article/2024/jun/03/billionaires-for-trump-presidential-election?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

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benroyce , to random
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"A split Supreme Court ruling last week found that voting is not a fundamental right listed in the state Constitution’s Bill of Rights"

Hey : if voting is so lame and pointless, why do they work to take it away?

Hate ? Me too. And yet so many of you suppose it's better to roll over and take the abuse? Cosplay revolutionary? Just fucking .

If you say you don't care they'll take it away. Then you'll probably whine about how you want it.

https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/wireStory/kansas-supreme-court-ruled-voting-fundamental-voters-110793307

DrALJONES , to random
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Just a bunch of plutocrats utilising their free-speech rights..

Report

Pro-Israel billionaires pushed NYC Mayor to use police on pro-Palestinian student protesters at Columbia University.

They donated to him & offered to pay for private investigators to help break up the demonstrations.

The group included Howard Schultz, Michael Dell, Bill Ackman & Joshua Kushner, with Daniel Lubetzky, Daniel Loeb, Len Blavatnik & Joseph Sitt also associated.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/5/16/pro-israel-billionaires-urged-new-york-crackdown-on-gaza-protests-report

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  • HistoPol ,
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    @CarlG @philip_cardella

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    ...the anti-democratic, plutocratic bemoans the imaginary , it successfully has been implementing a , a in tendency(!) similar to the post-feudal system in Europe.

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    athomeinmyhead , to random
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    Musk: I can drop $44B to take out twitter, who's with me?

    Zuck: I got Meta--so that's most of the others. But what can we do about TikTok? We don't own that one.

    US Gov't: No worries, guys. We got this.

    UrNotTheBossOfUs , to random
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    Food for thought, don't think too long though:

    There is a difference between telling both sides of stories, and hedging your bets.
    Some once respected news outlets have been hedging their bets when reporting on fascists.
    If the fascists succeed, those same softball throwing talking heads will be replaced along with those who called out lies with hard facts.
    The strings of nepotism would then be controlled by new puppeteers. Nip it in the bud.

    Apr 04, 2023, 06:48
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    UrNotTheBossOfUs OP ,
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    Here comes another puppet to replace the puppets who didn't nip it in the bud. Rumor has it, AI is eyeballing all their jobs anyway. Ronna the RNC wrecker is in the NBC house now. ???


    GIF of Cartoon characters unable to cut a thread of yarn. Used in this toot to emphasize how weak the scissors have become due to greed.

    appassionato , to bookstodon group
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    Plutocracy in America How Increasing Inequality Destroys the Middle Class and Exploits the Poor

    The growing gap between the most affluent Americans and the rest of society is changing the country into one defined—more than almost any other developed nation—by exceptional inequality of income, wealth, and opportunity.

    @bookstodon




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    House Republicans want to establish a "fiscal commission," which could lead to devastating cuts to social safety nets

    At the same time, they want to extend the Trump tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations.

    It's socialism for the rich, cold hard capitalism for everyone else.

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