Monthly Archives: March 2014

Capitalism cartoon. Comments from various facebookers. #aboutsumsitup

From Facebook – This is obviously wrong. Top hat guy would never perform labor. He’d have the government seize the tree, hire cheap labor to build a substandard building, charge a ridiculous price and then dissolve his company before he … Continue reading

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Annie get your gun, so you don’t get raped. Cos it’s never a rapist’s fault, now, is it?

From here Recently, writer and political analyst Zerlina Maxwell appeared on the Sean Hannity show on FOX News. The main argument of this segment was that all women should have the right to own a gun in order to defend … Continue reading

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facts about domestic violence

Hmm, scribbled notes from some work-related course I did on 25th April 2006. It’s mostly men hitting women (but obviously not entirely!) Women doing it respond to anger management course Men doing it for control and therefore (often) don’t respond … Continue reading

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The opposite of synergy…

Recently a friend reported that someone he knew was surprised that not everyone loved [group x, removed on lawyer’s advice], and wondered if there was a DT post I could recommend on this particular subject. Probably there is, but my … Continue reading

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F.A.T. Liberation Front #activism

FAT stands for Fuck All Trotskyists Fuck Actual Trotskyists, whatever brand they are (and honestly, who can keep up with all the different splintering splinters of them? Splinters that serve no useful purpose, just irritate and cause pain if you … Continue reading

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Policing women – how the #patriarchy works, #94,000,243 #mansplaining

My work colleague is not skinny, but she ain’t fat, and her BMI is nowhere near mine (I am overweight). Yesterday we had a conversation that went like this. Her: I was two people behind you in the lunch queue … Continue reading

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The Black Swan guy on what academic papers are really all about – ROFLMAO

… academic papers are made to bore, impress, provide credibility, intimidate even, be presented at meetings, but not to be read, except by suckers (or detractors) or, even worse, graduate students. Nassim Nicholas Taleb “On Robustness and fragility, Deeper Philosophical … Continue reading

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Racial terrorism and how it ended (well, radically decreased)

hat-tip to Sam… You have no idea what Martin Luther King did. True or False? By Hamden Rice [1] | February 26, 2014 This will be a very short diary. It will not contain any links or any scholarly references. … Continue reading

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