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>check picrel on wikipedia
>an entire section of the article is unapologetically citing a source published by US DoD
yeah, no.
Does anyone have any book recs for Afghanistan's socialist era, or am I going to have to "NOT ONE CRIME" my way through this the hard way?

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This thread is for us NEETS to help each other and give tips to aspiring NEETS
For example how to get NEET buxs
How to cope with the mental consequences of beeing a NEET
how to overcome the creeping loneliness and slow mental declince
How to occupy yourself during these long boring lonely nights
I'll start I really love nightwalking the night time is my only possibility to get out of my room without having to cope with the anxiety that comes with going outside
So that really gives me the possibility to get some fresh air and exercise without stressing myself out
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Are there any major differences of characteristics between urban and suburban, over the patterns of hikikomori or NEETs? The latter seems like it'd be far more alienating, suburbia being already very atomized. How many NEETs are residing in cities anyways compared to suburban or rural areas?


pretty sure both words come from Japan


Nah it's from UK and then spread to Asia for some reason.


Can some American wagies tell me why you work when wages have been stagnant since the 70's and the rich are only getting richer?


why is this a thread on /edu/?

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Anyone got any more of the more recent ones?


I come bearing PDFs of the latest issues.



Volume 5 Issue 4


Posted the wrong one
Volume 5 Issue 4 PDF

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is he a schizo? Are his theories specifically general economy compatible with marxism in some form or are at least of some interest?
Does he have a good grasp on dialectics or his rambling lead to Nick Land tier shit?
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Post some more Bataille PDFs bleaseeristocracyΈριστοκρατία


Here you go


thanks anon, if you have any more surrealist pdfs please link. i love that shit.eristocracyΈριστοκρατία


He's a glowie and a satanist. If his ideas are correct then the darkest transgressions of war and genocide are the most glorious aspects of human civilisation. However, his arguments are convincing and almost impenetrable. I will continue to peruse his body of work and I will be the one to finally disprove him.


extremely boring fucker, anytime anyone mentions him i know to stop taking anything “intellectual” they have to say seriously

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So some of you may have read the quite popular pdf where Rafiq dunks on eco fetishism, in that thread he references a previous thread where he had spent a lot of time focusing in on eco-fetishism, however this thread has been lost from Revleft. It's available on internet archives but to preserve it I've made this in the style of the previous popular pdf. Hope you guys enjoy!

This thread could serve to discuss this work if anyone ever dedicates the time to read it, or we could debate the place of ecology in modern day Marxism. To provoke discussion: does nature have any value outside how it immediately serves human interests?
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>Here is why, personally, I hate when people moralize about atrocities against indigenous: Because they hypocritically neglect that these atrocities are the very foundation of the institutionalized moral agency act upon, against 'capitalism' or 'American settler colonialism.'
Fucking breathtaking. This is full idealism. Use of moral pleas is just a cynical rhetorical tactic. It's not the foundation of land back movements. The foundation is the material interests of having control over land again instead of being packed into reservations that keep getting smaller. This dude really doesn't understand materialism at all does he? And he's also clearly having trouble with dialectics because the moral repudiation of the (alleged) source of the institutionalized moral agency is a perfect example of an opposition or tension arising from within something. This pic is maybe the best example of Haz telling on himself for what a pseud he is.


This is what he does, he reads articles on stream and he reads them well. What a weak piece of "evidence".


Lots of cope in this thread. Why is this in /edu/?


It started out as a relevant thread and then got derailed.


The accused person in question does not have many opinions in common with the Infrared Collective except interest in conservative philosophy, which is not very abnormal, even on the far left. Marcuse and Adorno spoke positively of those thinkers, for example. And a germ theory of ideology is a silly sort of cancel culture, that if prosecuted to the end totally would warrant the cancellation of Marx himself.


This is part of the reading series we're doing in the Continental Floppa reading group formerly the anti-Anglo reading group. The plan is to read 1 chapter per week (breaking up chapter 3 into the 3 lectures). This is a selection of lectures and essays by Louis Althusser on the topics of philosophy relative to science and politics. This thread is for discussion and to invite people to the reading group, which can be found here https://matrix.to/#/!mjlMGagFTDhvgxMWhY:matrix.org/

Our schedule has recently changed. We now discuss on Sundays.
UTC (UTC +0) 19:00 (5pm) Universal time
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The next session will be Sunday 27th June, covering essay 1:
Theory, Theoretical Practice and Theoretical Formation: Ideology and Ideological Struggle
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Because the world, including the world of universities, is dominated by the anglo-saxon world. Literally no other reason.


I see the idea of the revisionist Althusser still have a stranglehold on a certain segment of the left.
Get it ? :xD


murddur :DDD


because they’re the only philosophers that care about science, that’s it


Althusser Corrects Marx by Ernest Mandel: https://www.marxists.org/archive/mandel/1971/01/althusser.html

I recommend people read this.

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Inspired by my reading of the book, Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn
How do we know myths, stories, magic, etc. are not real? Assuming what we know scientifically is true, how does this negate myth, legend, etc? Why are dinosaurs not simultaneously animals and also monsters when they fit what we would have called monsters? Why are overriding social systems not tantamount to a spirit or God when they control our actions and shape our life histories even if they don't act consciously? Are they not what we'd call an egregor, i.e., a presence brought into existence by the actions and beliefs of a large number of people? Is our Sun not a God when it is responsible for all life on Earth? Is the biosphere not some sort of Earth spirit when it encompasses all living things yet influences each individually and can be destroyed through harming the Natural (non-human) World. Are spirits not the electrical currents moving through your brain? Do we not tell history as a story?

In the beginning there was nothing but the One, then the One expanded into the Everything, as the Everything continued to expand soon the beating hearts of the Everything, the Stars began to form from the energy of the Beginning, the stars coalesced into huge interstellar communities, galaxies; in the nuclear core of the stars more building elements were created, and from the stars came the planets; in the deep seas of one planet around one star life formed out of the energy of the planet's iron core, over the course of billions of years life arose in complexity in a way matching the Everything until finally from Life emerged the Someone, a complex arrangement of the Everything capable of consciously perceiving itself.

Why isn't our understanding of the Universe, even being scientifically true, a myth? Myths were once truths, after all.
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>Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn
literal reactionary drivel


all miracles confirmed by the bible and by the church are true instances of "magic"
jesus says that you cannot put god to the test, no wonder experiments dont turn anything up


based - doing tricks on demand is dehumanizing for people, let alone a deity.


It's the same problem I have with witchcraft zoomers, many of whom acknowledge that spirits and magic don't actually exist when pressed; what purpose does it serve? If I say that Capitalism is a spirit that guides the decisions of the bourgeoisie, how resources are distributed, etc. what does that actually do? It makes for a simple metaphor, sure, but to go beyond that, to try and treat it as a metaphysical force anthropomorphizes it, shifting blame from the owners of capital to an abstract concept that may or may not have intention behind it.


>witchcraft zoomers, many of whom acknowledge that spirits and magic don't actually exist
Grifters aren't relevant. There are things that defy logical or scientific explanation at times and there are things that are plausible by scientific and mathematical reason, yet do not exist to our awareness.

>If I say that Capitalism is a spirit

No, you're rationalizing it. The "spectre" of communism is a metaphor, it is not meant to be literal. This is not what is being referred to in this thread.

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Hello everyone, we have received the results of our project proposal topic, and I'm delighted to announce that we are teaming up with 'leftypedia' to deliver our planned 'argument/talking point resource' idea. In case you don't know, leftypedia is the current version of the old abandoned 'marxistpedia' which was a project started by leftypol users back in the day, so I think this is sort of like a homecoming in a way.


Anyway, if you have a look at the leftypedia site you might be able to tell that they have a much more formal and 'encyclopedic' tone than what we're planning, just like wikipedia, but the admin is going to create a separate 'category' for our new content that will be called something like 'rhetoric: topic' rather than just 'topic', this will also feature on the frontpage much like the encyclopedic content. As a tenplate, I'd like you to feast your eyes on these pages which someone on leftypedia already made (albeit only on their personal userspace for now).


I'd like to ask if anyone can come up with a slightly more catchy name for our new section than 'rhetoric', cause that sounds a bit cumbersome to me even though I came up with it, so yeah, open to suggestions.

So, since that isn't implemented yet, I'd like you all to try familiarise yourselves with the site for now, maybe take a look at the articles that are already there and improve some of them if you feel able. Unfortunately the site currently has only edit by approval so you will have to wait for any changes you make to be approved, this is because of a persistent spambot problem and I hope that we will be able to work out something to change this to normal editing as on wikipedia and the like, please just bear with it for now.

If you have an answer to a 'common question', or you have an effortpost you'd like to archive and save, then please post it in this topic for now so that we can work on it together until we can figure out how to categorise our new section of the site.

Thanks for your attention!
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imagine getting your ideology from simping kill yourself any time.


>hundred user accounts
<only a dozen have contributed


Something to add to NATO page
came across an actually half-decent article on some basic background history of nato expansion and the opposition to it from within high ranking military, political, & intelligence leadership and so on. Published 2 months ago, im sure the editors wouldn't make the mistake of publishing a piece like this now

though unless I missed it, it made no mention of the guarantees made to Gorbachev not to expand one inch eastward after the accession of a reunified Germany
Here's a good list of Western opposition to NATO expansion:


funnily enough thats exactly how his books read

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Let's have a thread about chemistry. I can't be the only amateur chemist on here. To please the mods, everything in here is purely academic. Check local laws before you embark on your projects. And before you do anything, make sure you have appropriate safety equipment. Think about the worst thing that could happen to your reaction, because chances are it will. Don't be stupid.

https://www.sciencemadness.org/ The go-to site for amateur chemists
Wiki: http://www.sciencemadness.org/smwiki/index.php/Main_Page
Forums, require email registration: https://www.sciencemadness.org/whisper/

Archive.org has plenty of old chemistry textbooks. The most useful ones for me are those meant to teach youngsters from the early 1900's.

NurdRage, the OG channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NurdRage
NileRed, the internet's premier piss chemist: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRedNile
NileBlue, secondary channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1D3yD4wlPMico0dss264XA
Explosions&Fire, energetic materials: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVovvq34gd0ps5cVYNZrc7A
Extractions&Ire, secondary channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvFApMFo_AafXbHRyEJefjA
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tending to the second batch at the moment. seems the sulfuric acid split up most of the cotton into shorter cellulose chains. so what I have is like a slurry mess. diluting it with water to see if nitrocellulose will precipitate
what I'm trying to do here is get away from the need for both sulfuric acid and nitric acid. first attempt was just NaHSO4 + NaNO3 in water, which was perhaps too optimistic. second attempt is concentrated H2SO4 with a bit of water + NaNO3 in it. might do a third attempt with more dilute H2SO4 and more NaNO3 because it seems the latter won't dissolve in conc. acid


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alright the second batch had a pathetic yield that burns even worse than the cotton does. I think I just turned most of it into sugar ála this NileRed video: https://vid.puffyan.us/watch?v=vHuFizITMdA
my H2SO4 is ~80%, and it was in great excess
pic related is the final product. 0.28 g of crystalline something from 1 g cotton, 5 g NaNO3, 5.5 g H2O and 34.5 g H2SO4


What are you expecting it is?
I've only done acid base extraction of DMT, and butane extractions of THC. Getting safe-ish chemicals where I used to live was hard and basically had to get extremely pure and expensive materials.

I also don't have the experience to handle NaOH, nor do I feel comfortable doing safe to smoke extractions with HCl acid. Instead I used lime (Ca(OH)2) and vinegar, both very food safe and safe to handle too.

DMT is a wonderfully fun drug and really easy to extract and purify. I ended up doing a vape pen with which I could have mild trips with more regularity. Very fun, very recommended.


>What are you expecting it is?
longer sugars that don't dissolve in water as well as sucrose and glucose
>I also don't have the experience to handle NaOH, nor do I feel comfortable doing safe to smoke extractions with HCl acid. Instead I used lime (Ca(OH)2) and vinegar, both very food safe and safe to handle too.
NaOH isn't so bad to handle if it's room temperature and a not fully saturated solutions. NileRed has a video on this I think. the fat on your fingertips just turn to soap. at least at the concentrations used for soapmaking. I tried! not that you want to stick your hand in or anything, but you don't need to be overly paranoid with it. KOH on the other hand..
vinegar (acetic acid) and lime should give you calcium acetate as a byproduct. nice and safe. using HCl instead of acetic acid should give you CaCl2, also nice and safe. basic PPE should be enough really. coat, gloves, goggles. a bit of sodium bicarbonate solution nearby
>DMT is a wonderfully fun drug and really easy to extract and purify. I ended up doing a vape pen with which I could have mild trips with more regularity. Very fun, very recommended.
I keep away from psychoactive stuff besides alcohol these days. I used to smoke weed but it made my depression worse. these days I'm not even on SSRIs. it's pretty good and I don't want to mess it up


>We set out to improve every aspect of the UV photoreactor, which is proving a pain in our journey to cubane from the hardware store. But will it be enough?


Does anyone have book recs for how housing was provided and managed under socialism? I want an understanding of this topic farther than the "commie block" meme, both for personal reasons and educating a group of comrades that I have under my guidance.


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