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chef's kiss levels of layered irony here.

A)The market distributing housing based on gambling instead of need is irrational

B) still believing TSLA will somehow redeem itself instead of continuing to slowly unravel like a cheap coat is irrational

C) preferring homelessness to losing investment positions already massively losing value is irrational, literally sunk cost fallacy, but HODL my dude 🦍💎👏🤑

D) if we ignore the insane predatory distribution of housing as a moral issue and accept this bizzaro world distribution system as it is, YOU'RE THE MARKET ASSHOLE. THE ONLY REASON TSLA EVER GOT SO HIGH WAS BECAUSE OF IRRATIONAL MANIACS LIKE YOU ENDLESSLY PROPAGANDIZING MUSK, SOY FACING WHILE LICKING HIS BOOTS AND CONVINCING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO SO THE SAME. YOU'RE THE PROBLEM. THIS IS THE MARKET ACTUALLY CORRECTING FOR A GODDAMN CHANGE, AND YOUR RESPONSE IS TO DOUBLE DOWN? YOU'RE GOING TO DIE. YOU'RE GOING TO DIE BEFORE THE MARKET WILL EVER BE RATIONAL, BECAUSE MARKETS DON'T MAKE RATIONAL DECISIONS, AND YOU'RE A MORTAL LITTLE SPECK OF EMBODIED HUMAN CAPITAL AND WHEN THE MACHINE HAS NO USE FOR YOU IT WILL DISCARD YOU WITHOUT A SECOND THOUGHT. BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD LINE MUST GO UP.

E) living in a Tesla is a terrible decision. You can buy a good minivan for less than $5000 Dollars and do a no build camper build in it for much better quality of life. Link for comrades who might genuinely need it--i know I might in the near future pain https://youtu.be/25VBk8AOqRQ?si=mfyXb8YfPP69ne6-

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Gee what country routinely violates Syrian airspace and bombs Syrian infrastructure regularly crying about Iran's relationaship with Syria? Hmmnnmmmmmmmmm IT'S A MYSTERY!

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Context. The commenters getting upvoted are defending this racist meme by local social media personality and racist idiot "The Kiffness".

The commenter that got 270 downvotes is the one calling out the racism.

Yes, many people in South Africa are still so racist that they do the fried chicken stereotype thing and insinuate that this is a tactic that black majority political parties use to "buy votes".

Reddit link to prove that this is a real post

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And from a DSA member DSAqin-shi-huangdi-fireball

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Wont someone think about the poor illegal settlers isntrael

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https://web.archive.org/web/20240419113145/https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2024/04/19/canary-islands-tourism-protests-britons/

In 2023, the islands’ two million residents hosted 16.2 million tourists, including 14.3 million foreigners – with Britons the largest group, numbering 5.6 million.

Mr Marrero said tourists were using too much water, which is overwhelming local infrastructure and leading to “a million litres of untreated sewage ending up in the sea around the Canaries every day”.

Briton go-to vacation destination is a beach mired in their own shit

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“It worries me when I hear people talk about wealth and success in the UK as being down to colonialism or imperialism or white privilege or whatever.”

Instead, she said the Glorious Revolution of 1688 – which led to the development of the UK constitution and solidified the role of parliament – should be credited for providing the kind of economic certainty that paved the way for the Industrial Revolution.

Any other interpretation could derail efforts to increase growth at home and abroad, Badenoch said.

“It matters, because if people genuinely believe that the UK only grew and developed into an advanced economy because of exploitation and oppression, then the solutions they will devise will make our growth and productivity problem even worse,” she said.

wojak-nooo nooo all this talking about our practice of theiving is really going to derail ongoing theiving efforts

“It matters in other countries too, because if developing nations do not understand how the west became rich, they cannot follow in its footsteps.

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spoilerA San Francisco restaurant owner is undergoing a 30-day hunger strike to protest a new bike lane he says is destroying businesses.

While the decision may seem extreme, 41-year-old Eiad Eltawil said he felt it was necessary after the city's Municipal Transportation Agency refused to address the Mission District neighborhood's complaints about a 12-month trial bike lane. After 11 days of sleeping outside and not eating, he Eltawil says he's lost about 15 pounds.

"Yesterday was an extremely tough day, my stomach really, just in extreme pain,"Eltawil told USA TODAY on Thursday. "Before that I was doing OK. But I'm willing to do it. I really want people to know all my suffering I'm going through."

Eltawil said he isn't just his fighting for his family, which owns the Yasmin Mediterranean restaurant and the Rossi Mission SF artwork store, but several others he says are being hurt by the bike lane. He also intends to pursue legal action against the city.

Since launching in August, the bike lane has created a parking deficit on Valencia Street by removing 70 spaces, according to attorney Jim Quadra, who is representing Eltawil. The implementation has also shortened the amount of time drivers can use the remaining spots, some of which have a five-minute time limit.

At least 10 businesses on the street have closed and Quadra said he expects that number to rise to 15 before the trial period ends. The lane has also eliminated all left turns on Valencia, creating more traffic congestion.

"If you're going to come all the way to a neighborhood like Valencia, if you don't have parking, it's impossible," Eltawil said. "Five minutes is not going to do it. No left turns makes confusion, a lot of accidents. It's just become very undesirable."

The street has also seen an increase in accidents, near misses and some serious collisions, Quadra said. Additionally deliveries to the businesses have become nearly impossible.

"You have these trucks to deliver for restaurants and other shops and if they pull over, they're basically blocking traffic," Quadra said. "It's a complete mess that was created."

Even more frustrating and dangerous than the lane itself is the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's lack to communicate, Eltawil said, adding that he's tried talking to people in person at the office and at City Hall.

"They refuse to communicate," he said. "Every time you send an email, they'll send you a generic answer every single time with no forward."

Small business consultant Kevin Ortiz, who represents Eltawil's restaurant, also accused the agency of taking six to seven months to provide businesses with basic permits for things like outdoor seating or clothing racks, which he said is "unacceptable."

Eltawil said other business owners choose not to speak up due to fear of retaliation so decided he's going to raise awareness through his outdoor protest.

"All I want to do is my hunger strike and duty and try to let people know what's going on," he said.

The Municipal Transportation Agency said officials have spoken to stakeholders on Valencia and will use their feedback to inform the design of the bike lane.

"Our outreach and collaboration will continue through the spring, as we work on solutions that best protect both businesses and bicyclists on the corridor," the agency said in a statement to USA TODAY.

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your highlights from the comments, as always:


highlights

OK who let the DNC get a lemmy.world account

Sorry, it can’t be tankies all day every day.

lemmy.world is of course famous for its high ML population, unlike the liberal website hexbear


Clinton is one of the worst. The party went, can’t beat 'em, might as well join em.

Clinton essentially fulfilled some of the great Republican dreams of deregulation. See Glass-Stegall how he joined hands with Republicans. Which you can then fast forward to the banking and financial crisis that hit the world and screwed economies and brought austerity programs worldwide.

Dare ya to read up on all the congressional stock trading from not just Repubs but very much Dems as well.

The party went fully corporate with Clinton.

It’s not the 90s anymore. Right now the most pro-union president in history is running against a literal fascist.


I’m convinced that Lemmy is riddled with Russian bot farms trying to stir up shit. I’m mostly democrat and believe Biden is a net good over Trump, but I won’t delude myself into thinking they care about me personally. How-fucking-ever, Trump is a literal threat to our democracy and if we can’t rally against him by rallying for Biden, we’re absolutely fucked. And you morons are just giving into this extreme lefty rhetoric because of people like Hasan? That mother fucker is a millionaire and lives like one too.

Lemmy is a worse echo chamber than reddit. I was proud when I came here during the API-bullshit and supported Sync for Lemmy but I can’t do this shit any more. I’m actually embarrassed to come here and read all this anti Biden shit while you guys complain about roe v wade being overturned, billionaires (which trump made the biggest tax cuts in history to), Israel (which is somehow Biden’s fault? 🤣).

I believe this post, OP. Whether you’re trolling or not. Everyone else can go fuck yourselves. Go ahead and ban this one too, mods. Since we’re not living in an echo chamber.

It’s just so exhausting, right? Im with you 100% on this.

Suppose we survive Trump, 60-40 ish. Who comes next? Is every future election going to be a fight to keep democracy?

so close.


Don’t be blind… Every President gets more money for rich people in some way or another. Some just also try to help the little man sometimes.

All presidents kinda suck…you can’t get to that level of power without some compromise of character

liberals actually believe this and think they live in the worlds greatest democracy


Don’t forget Obama’s work on a 2015 stimulus for the international Doctors without Borders program that allowed the construction of a brand new hospital in Kunduz, saving countless lives!

For more information, Google “2015 Kunduz Doctors without Borders”

michael-laugh


Ok but this is not balanced because you didn’t list all the great things Trump has in store:

- The definitive end of democracy
- ww3
- all money that’s left goes to billionaires
- hopefully the end of humanity
- Nobody left to incriminate him with anything
- huge wins
- nobody has ever seen wins such as this

anybody? Hello?

if liberals actually believed this they'd illegal-to-say


Don’t forget Bush the First, the former director of the CIA and his mad desire to run shadow wars to disrupt democracy in other countries in the name of American corporate interests

well thank god no other president has done anything like that


some decent comments but they're drowned out by liberalism as seen above.

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In which a former CEO of Google defines winning as "having another unsuccessful counteroffensive and ceding territory to Russia." Goalposts are moving folks.

Originally posted to c/news but I think between it being an opinion piece and my editorializing it probably belongs here.

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The entire article is very good and gives a solid reasoning (for baby leftists, not anyone here) of why we need to support Cuba. It also highlights the weakness of both the DSA and the DSA IC from within that allowed this to happen + the steps they need to take. Give it a read. (The more I read stuff like this plus the history of real movements I realize why things like DemCent and other hardline ML things are needed but that's not a discussion for here).

I'm highlighting just the parts relevant to the title.


Multiple delegates chose to skip out on parts of the programming, including declining to meet with the president of Cuba, who held a frank conversation with the delegates who did attend for more than two hours.

Throughout the trip, members of the delegation from the Reform & Revolution Caucus (R&R) and the Socialist Majority Caucus (SMC) criticized the Cuban government both to our Cuban hosts and other DSA members, and skipped out on multiple delegation events. Most shamefully, both Maria (representing R&R) and Renée (representing SMC, and a member of the current NPC) skipped out on meeting with President Díaz-Canel, who spent more than 2 hours in a frank discussion specifically addressing the critiques these very same DSA members brought up to their Cuban hosts earlier on the trip. This means that the Cuban hosts were listening thoughtfully to the critiques and relayed them back to the President. That our Cuban comrades would care this deeply and thoroughly about our critiques is a sign that they honor us as equals and truly want to make ties with U.S. socialists, as relatively powerless as we are.

Maria in particular met with anti-government opposition groups while on delegation, which when taken together with the fact of her skipping the meeting with the comrade President suggests a goal of undermining the Cuban socialist state, not defending it against U.S. imperialism. Furthermore, R&R declined to follow what few guidelines the International Committee offered around discussion of the trip after returning. Delegates were instructed to keep news of the conversation with President Díaz-Canel private until an official reportback; R&R decided instead to discuss this at their caucus panel, pre-empting the official reportback.

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As a nine year old I thought the Death Eaters were meant to be like the Nazis, but I guess Rowling is so dumb she didn't make the connection until after she wrote them?

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I don’t really think he knows this site’s culture at all. No one is dissuading people from reading theory lol

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Article

DSAqin-shi-huangdi-fireball

Honestly its rude to be invited by a country to meet their president who decided to respond to your criticisms of their administration only to not show up and go meet the opposition.

Being invided and then no showing shows complete disregard to basic diplomatic Etiquette since it was a mission to show solidarity against the embargo

Bonus socdems being cringe part 4.5: about another member that didnt show up to the presidential meeting

Deeply unserious people

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Certainly the ones who oppose it are wealthy elitists.

On the other hand, everything I have ever heard about this idea of "filling in" seems like homeowners who want to rent out their alley without having to conform new-built residences to code so they can maximize $$$$$.

Do other cities have this "movement"?

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Can't believe I'm only finding about this now

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/apr/05/us-air-force-contractor-death-stephanie-cosme

Is this the second American killed by an American drone?

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According to several treaties between China and Britain, Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997. This was after 156 years of British rule that brought security and much prosperity to the territory. British rule spared Hong Kong from all the civil wars and general mayhem taking place in China. During World War II, Hong Kong was occupied by Japanese troops from late 1941 to August 1945. After the war Hong Kong quickly recovered economically. Since Hong Kong returned to Chinese control in 1997, the area has become a special economic zone that, despite some meddling by corrupt Chinese officials, has prospered. China expects that the same pattern would occur if they got Vladivostok back.

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Bonus: they start malding about Russia/Ukraine later on

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Sorry for posting something from last year but I just stumbled upon it and it's just too chefs-kiss not to share, made me laugh multiple times.

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