[-] carpoftruth@hexbear.net 25 points 3 days ago

Here's some bird brained lib on the difference between Georgia's law and America's FARA law

https://civil.ge/archives/591175

The big differences are as follows:

-FARA was about the influence of nazis and Bolsheviks, not good Americans and euros

-money doesn't talk apparently

-less carve outs for humanitarian organizations

Just empty head full ass us-foreign-policy shit

[-] carpoftruth@hexbear.net 21 points 3 days ago

I was blackmailed by my Russian parents. They had kompromat that I used to poop my pants behind the couch

[-] carpoftruth@hexbear.net 11 points 3 days ago

Almost everyone went on a diet compared to the first one, Aphrodite included. It's lean times for the Gods in part two.

[-] carpoftruth@hexbear.net 11 points 5 days ago

Yea this right here. Regular masks are completely ineffective when wet, and loads of agricultural work/animal work/food processing work happens in wet environnents.

[-] carpoftruth@hexbear.net 13 points 6 days ago

It was beautiful here tonight

[-] carpoftruth@hexbear.net 5 points 6 days ago

Wow it's spectacular. It wasn't out earlier in the evening but as it got closer to midnight it was incredible

[-] carpoftruth@hexbear.net 100 points 2 weeks ago

Codifying a definition of Judaism that inherently means thinking that genocide is cool and good - what could go wrong

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Some dragonriders just want to watch the world Pern.

[-] carpoftruth@hexbear.net 82 points 1 month ago

I really hope that over the years China-Russia partnership gets stronger and that Chinese acceptance of LGBT equality grows, such that one day Russian chud attitudes towards LGBT issues are squashed out of the state.

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Shut it down boys, prepping has gone woke

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tag yourself, I'm the living room labeled "america's living room"

[-] carpoftruth@hexbear.net 78 points 3 months ago

A famous Greek warrior? Doing homosexuality? In my antiquities?

It's more likely than you think

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This interview between the NYT and the author of 'how to blow up a pipeline' includes discussion of the social acceptability of political violence. Unsurprisingly, the NYT person flips out at the idea of property destruction and seems to bounce between 'political violence is never acceptable' and calling David Malm a hypocrite for not blowing up a pipeline during the interview. Evidently this is the kind of political violence the NYT doesn't support, in contrast to the kind of political violence they love (i.e. political violence used by the american state against property and humanity both foreign and domestic).

This is my favourite part of the interview in the spoilers.

spoilerNYT: We live in representative democracies where certain liberties are respected. We vote for the policies and the people we want to represent us. And if we don’t get the things we want, it doesn’t give us license to then say, “We’re now engaging in destructive behavior.” Right? Either we’re against political violence or not. We can’t say we’re for it when it’s something we care about and against it when it’s something we think is wrong.

Malm: Of course we can. Why not?

NYT: That is moral hypocrisy.

Malm: I disagree.

NYT: Why?

Malm: The idea that if you object to your enemy’s use of a method, you therefore also have to reject your own use of this method would lead to absurd conclusions. The far right is very good at running electoral campaigns. Should we thereby conclude that we shouldn’t run electoral campaigns? This goes for political violence too, unless you’re a pacifist and you reject every form of political violence — that’s a reasonably coherent philosophical position. Slavery was a system of violence. The Haitian revolution was the violent overthrow of that system. It is never the case that you defeat an enemy by renouncing every kind of method that enemy is using.

NYT: But I’m specifically thinking about our liberal democracy, however debased it may be. How do you rationalize advocacy for violence within what are supposed to be the ideals of our system?

Malm: Imagine you have a Trump victory in the next election — doesn’t seem unimaginable — and you get a climate denialist back in charge of the White House and he rolls back whatever good things President Biden has done. What should the climate movement do then? Should it accept this as the outcome of a democratic election and protest in the mildest of forms? Or should it radicalize and consider something like property destruction? I admit that this is a difficult question, but I imagine that a measured response to it would need to take into account how democracy works in a country like the United States and whether allowing fossil-fuel companies to wreck the planet because they profit from it can count as a form of democracy and should therefore be respected.

NYT: Could you give me a reason to live?

Malm: What do you mean?

NYT: Your work is crushing. But I have optimism about the human project.

Malm: I’m not an optimist about the human project.

[-] carpoftruth@hexbear.net 105 points 4 months ago

https://archive.is/n7Idf - sydney morning herald link

The resident who put up the palestinian flag:

“I’m not trying to hide – but it was an act of cowardice – scurrying in the night to plant your little bomb on my car – it leaves a bitter taste. There’s nowhere to spit but in this person’s face.”

Typical diogenes fan rosa-salute

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[-] carpoftruth@hexbear.net 91 points 4 months ago

This isn't a failure to do research, this is a useful lie that reinforces horseshoe theory bullshit. This isn't an accident

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this is a real ad that is running

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Warning: polonium grade tech bro bazinga, retvrn to trvdition marble statue humping and fascist eugenics in this one. Cringe levels so high that even NYT is dunking on them.

Worth the read in full for all you dunkheads on the comm. Here's a taste:

Internal Praxis documents outline three “persona groups” who will populate the Praxis city. They are “warriors,” who are “muscular” and “clean” and protect society from threats; “priests,” who are “very thin,” and “define the values and beliefs of society”; and “merchants,” who are “portly” and “bearded,” and include venture capitalists and cryptocurrency professionals.

ABANDON GOOD VIBES ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE

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Mujadara is so good! (www.bonappetit.com)
submitted 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago) by carpoftruth@hexbear.net to c/food@hexbear.net

Lentils, rice, onion, lemon, fuck yeah. I love having a bit of pomegranate molasses or pomegranate pips with it too. The mix of spices + lemon really makes the flavour pop, and nutritionwise it combines the heartiness of lentils with the carbs of rice. Cooked raisins are really good too.

The link was just some random recipe so there'd be a photo. Please share mujadara protips if you've got them

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or is it just bean counters optimizing enshittification and monetization of a previously free product? oh its certainly the former bazinga

Unproven hypothesis seeks to explain ChatGPT's seemingly new reluctance to do hard work.

In late November, some ChatGPT users began to notice that ChatGPT-4 was becoming more "lazy," reportedly refusing to do some tasks or returning simplified results. Since then, OpenAI has admitted that it's an issue, but the company isn't sure why. The answer may be what some are calling "winter break hypothesis." While unproven, the fact that AI researchers are taking it seriously shows how weird the world of AI language models has become.

On Monday, a developer named Rob Lynch announced on X that he had tested GPT-4 Turbo through the API over the weekend and found shorter completions when the model is fed a December date (4,086 characters) than when fed a May date (4,298 characters). Lynch claimed the results were statistically significant.

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I'm part of leadership of a small community group for our part of town. I am seeking advice on how to smuggle gold-communist principles into a group that is not explicitly communist or anticapitalist but nevertheless is receptive to the concepts.

So far the group is focused on community resiliency in the face of climate change, sustainability, food/skill sharing, social inclusivity (i.e. age, class, LGBT, ethnicity, nationality), and is generally meant to be an alternative to the chud heavy block watch groups on Facebook that just fear monger about teens after dark and property values. The group's politics are not explicitly leftist/anticapitalist but the most active members think naomi klein is great. If it was 2016 I would bet on the group being Bernard brothers. This is a heavily propagandized part of the west so actual political theory is thin on the ground. The membership of the group is likely to grow significantly over time so it is not realistic to put up a hammer and sickle, but nevertheless I want to lay foundational principles that align with anticapitalist/communist values.

For municipal politics reasons, we will open this group up to members from the neighborhood catchment to stake our claim as official reps of this part of town. We are writing our constitution and bylaws now and I want to bake in some antichud deterrents into these documents so it isn't appealing for chuds. In addition I want to frame all our future events and projects with left language, falling short of dictatorship of the proletariat or mao-aggro-shining.

Help me chapo you're my only hope

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My child wanted to watch an animated green lantern series recently so we checked it out. Of course the main character who is the human green lantern is a fighter pilot who does a bunch of sweet fighter pilot flight maneuvers in the opening sequence. I told my child that shows like this often show the military being cool and doing cool stuff, but that in real life what fighter pilots actually do is drop bombs on children. I'm only human, I also enjoy (some) military action movies, but I know it's cotton candy brain poison too.

I hate how many children's shows have pro military pro cop propaganda. How do others talk to their kids about it to inoculate them against brainworms? I usually describe the military and the cops as being like a gang of bullies - they do things to make themselves look cool but really they just exist to hurt people and take their shit.

[-] carpoftruth@hexbear.net 89 points 6 months ago

My partner and I were talking about the brutality of airstrikes vs other forms of killing people (knives, guns etc) and how airstrikes are depicted as less brutal and personal. I made the point that there is literally no American cultural memory of being bombed under virtually any circumstances.

One movie that I thought did a great job of depicting the terror of airstrikes was the battle of lake changjin, the 2021 Chinese blockbuster about the PLA's counterattack against American invaders in Korea. American bombers were terrifying in that film.

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