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 No.626[Reply]

International Islamic Terrorism and it's effects in the WANA region. Tell me about it. What are some good books on them and their ideology.

The rivalry between pro-MB Qatar, Turkey and the Wahhabi Saudi Arabia and UAE. How long has this rivalry been brewing. Now days Qatar is presented as a terror financing bogeyman in Pro-Saudi media. They blame it for financing almost every terrorist group from Al-Qaeda to ISIS to Hezbollah. And even blame it for funding local opposition in the states that boycotted it: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain. Explain this rivalry to me. And how is it affecting the region. And what truth does the boycott allegations have?
https://youtu.be/qqETCuff4lw
https://youtu.be/vJyrbw7dvR4
Reasons of the boycott by AlArabiya: https://youtu.be/8Nj4TgxoBto
UAE-funded news on Qatar and the MB: https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/editorial/the-west-must-wake-up-to-the-muslim-brotherhood-s-malevolence-1.977207

Also refute this: https://youtu.be/lxp-HDSARXs

pic unrelated

 No.5747

>pic
Why would those borders exist without the ottoman collapse

 No.5768

>>5747
Geopolitics have changed and I haven't been able to really understand the question presented here. Anyhow that pic is a meme probably by a lib thinking those borders which were imposed by the british and french imperialists had any value.



 No.602[Reply]

How do you read? I am sick of looking at my laptop to read these huge pdfs, there must be a better way that doesn't burn my retinas and destroy my posture! E-readers? Libraries? Just buying every book that you wish to read? Please share your ideas, also reading based pics.
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 No.3383

I'm a much faster reader using a big screen than with pocket-sized ereaders. You kids know nothing of pain. I used to read whole books on a shitty CRT…
>>3381
>I bought a remarkable [b]e-ink tablet[/b]
That's what I need! Name of the thing?

 No.3386

>>3383
lol, the name is 'remarkable'. sorry for the confusion, I don't usually use the word 'remarkable'.
https://remarkable.com/

A friend that was learning classic Chinese scripture recommended it to me. I mostly use it for highlighting shit from pdfs. Sometimes I make notes on random subjects.

 No.3387

>>3386
Forgot to add, if you click shop, you can buy the old version if you want it now. I think they said the new version is shipping in October, but I wasn't going to wait so long.

 No.3388

>>621
Smart

 No.3468

>>621
Should have bought The Road to Serfdom as well. But then you'd probably receive a job application from the feds for organizing fascist militias in leftist countries.



 No.553[Reply]

Hi comrades,

Now I am procrastinating. It's seems that procrastination is an increasingly psicological problem in our society, specially young people.

I personally had procrastinated too much in my life agravated by my OCD (obsession with that activity), Generalized Ansxiety Disorder (that increases my anxiety to do the hard thing) and partial insomnia (so, I procrastinate to very late, that harms my sleep). I achieved, with +10 ten times more of time of the average, write my final work for University. Now I think I will not be able to write a couple of "easy" articles to a institution interested in me, pointing to me as garbage.

Did the same when I was in the Communist Party Youngs and must read a lot of directives, to read and take notes of political, history and philsophy books, etc.

Did you procrastinate /edu/? If you did and now not, how the heck you broke this vicious circle of improductiviy?

 No.554

Just get something, anything down on paper or word processor
Even if It's just a series of dot points under various headings or you record your self rambling on the topics thinking out loud and transcribe it then come back and report to us lad

 No.558

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Pic related worked for me, it's much easier to start if you know that you can stop after a fixed duration instead of attempting a potentially endless marathon. It also helps with focus and distractions. Just make sure to adjust the working time, I started at just 15 minutes and gradually made it longer and longer.

For writing, specifically, when I get stuck I like to set a timer for 5 minutes and just write anything that comes to my mind during that time. Without any editing or going back. After the time is over I edit it and usually end up throwing much of it out but it helps to get some momentum.

 No.564

I also have severe issues with this. Having this thread here, and knowing other comrades are in similar ruts, kind of soothes the sore.

I will try my best to address this problem with the help of the resources found ITT so far.
I had, for example, downloaded a pomodoro >>558 applet for my computer, but never used it. I think I'll start giving it some tries.



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 No.502[Reply]

What makes us so special? What makes us different? Humans are primates, when I look at other people I see, in every sense of the word, an ape. We are animals,we look like animals, we smell like animals. Thinking of what we really are makes my head spin.

What makes us special? What makes us different? What makes our lives meaningful? Are we even special? Are we even different? Are we meant to be in an unending war for dominance of nature that inevitably ends in our mutual destruction? Are we meant to become stewards of the Earth, the next stage in energy usage for Life, living in harmony with the Earth as its first sentient aspect? Why were there no others, why only us? In 500 million years of animal life, why only Man? Can more come after us, if we go extinct? Is our purpose merely to choose for ourselves why we exist? Are we free, or are we slaves? Why do we individually seem so limited, and yet together humanity seems to be without limits?

What is the dialectical explanation for Man? His consciousness? His relationship to Nature? His drive to spirituality? Is it a misunderstanding on Man's part? Does Man not see that those aspects he has are those he shares with Nature? Gained from Nature? Marx wrote that many species engage in labor; yet seemingly only man labors first in his mind, then with his body. Why are We in this regard?

Our notions of honor, of courage, of willpower, of morality; only we created cultures. And yet, other species experience these emotions from which such ideas rose. Other species experience love. They feel fear. They summon bravery to conquer that fear.

The materialist relation between Man and Nature, between Man and Himself; why is Man, why are We?

These questions, they haunt me frequently, I wish to understand, to Nature we seemingly stand above as gods, and yet we are of Nature, not apart from it; and to us aspects of Nature, like our Sun, like our Universe; they seem yet greater than we could ever hope to be. Help me to understand.
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 No.1433

>>1012
Haven't crocodiles been around for longer than us?

 No.1453

>>1416
Who says we don't?

 No.1454

>>1416
I've posted it before and I'll post it again. Read this all, gotta be a little patient though

 No.1801

>>502
My dear friend, the answer lies in material conditions and a philosophy. Please give it a read will ya'? I swear, I hate people who have existential crisis when they have learned that their higher being (or what many people call soul) is attached to material and will die once your body dies.

 No.1804

We labor, which then forms our inner monolog culminating in our consciousness. Animals don't labor.
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1876/part-played-labour/index.htm



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 No.432[Reply]

How do you take your notes? Do you take notes? Use this thread to discuss methods, tips, and anything else related to how you take notes.
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 No.742

>>741
cute girl, i like it better already

 No.743

>>740
Yeah if you're taking notes for a class I don't think the Zettelkasten method is really what you're looking for. It's more meant to be an overall knowledge management system.

Cornell method is decent. It's really not so important to follow one particular method as it is write things out in a way that isn't too rushed, is easy to understand later, and is in your own words (so that you actually have to understand it).

 No.745

>>740
I don't really see the point of having designated places for keywords and summaries.

 No.751

>>745
Search time optimization.



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 No.411[Reply]

I'm not sure sure where I sit on the left exactly because i am very sympathetic to alot of ansyn and mutualist anarchist models and also strongly center my belifes around the labor theory of value but I don't belive in the dissolution of the state but instead the state only existing as a democratic and transparent beuracratic entity that can mediate between potential disputes between communes and plan for projects that would involve multiple communes coperation

Would it be apt to refer to this as libertarian Marxism?
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 No.1831

>>1817
I don’t think it’s /a/ and /v/ as much as it is stupidpolyps and chapoids.

 No.4163

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Lib-Marx is pretty viable since I believe the state should be restructured to be horizontal rather than hierarchical as it would reflect the socialist mode of production. Take the Zapatista municipalities for instance, since there style of governing is summed up in their motto: "Here the people give the orders and the government obeys". Luxemburg's stressing of socialist democracy also is an idea I resonate with when reading her work, and Marx himself saw the Paris Commune as a DotP. I think it makes sense for a state to be reduced in power, operate on radical, direct democracy, and be ran by the people themselves as an entire class, without individual leaders dominating all.

 No.4224

Situ, Post-situ and autonomism is severely underrated and highly relevant to our current problems; both in terms of analysis of capital that has become increasingly dependent on data mining and controlling vectors of information, but also in terms of how we organize better, with a baseline understanding of contemporary cybernetic skills competent international reach and needed organizational complexity.

 No.4226

>>4224
They are not underrated, you are just hanging out with imbeciles.

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 No.327[Reply]

I'm a highschool drop out who never had the tension span to read anything more than 200 pages, why should I now read some 700 pages of confusing dialectics? isn't it enough to read some wikipedia articles or something? aren't there any movies that explain all the theory?
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 No.1516

>>1490
Wait

 No.1517

>>327
>I'm a highschool drop out who never had the tension span to read anything more than 200 pages
I'm in the same boat friend. undiagnosed learning disorders. My path was to listen to audio lectures by various people. Richard Wolf is a good entry point as he has all this on youtube. Just listen to these while you're on the job or go for a walk or whatever you need to do to keep listening.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wkO3qsZY_U&list=PLPJpiw1WYdTNMCC0ypXHZ-kW7yCz4T0Zg

Joining a reading group helped, and I was able to read on my own for a while when I was on medication, but those ran out and were too expensive to maintain so I just kind of gave up on reading. Still feel pretty confident in my knowledge on this stuff. Asking questions on leftypol of course also useful for learning.

 No.2191

I also don't read or like doing it a whole lot either but unfortunately it spells the difference between being cultured or not and the same also for achieving material wealth.

I find a good way to absorb written works is by listening to audiobooks while going along with the text of it without obsessing too much over trying ti process every last word.

 No.2217

Build your attenion span up by reading genreshit that interests you and work your way up to big boy books.

 No.2308

You're not sufficiently bored by the modern consumerist life yet. You don't have to like reading, it's just better than any other form of "entertainment" these day.



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 No.307[Reply]

Is this a good book? Especially for a beginner?
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 No.368

>>366
>No variable capital means no surplus value will be made, capitalism ceases.
Shouldn't the second formula then be
Value of C'= c + (v + s)
and the first one just
Value of C = c?
Because just because you have constant capital doesn't mean you have to invest in variable capital. A contemporary example being that Philadelphia hospital. It's capital without the investment of variable capital and therefore it's just dead and not making a profit, so it's C = c.

 No.369

>>368
The goal of investingen is getting a profit out of it. Do the workers there work for free?

 No.370

>>369
*investments

 No.376

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>>336
The amount of value in the economy never changes. Our perception of value is X and all movements of capitalism are to establish equilibrium with X. It is through this myopic rush to stabilize profitability that things like the profit rate drop, wages get squeezed, productivity goes up, etc etc etc when people try to use the government to act on, say, the min wage. Because capital is constantly trying to find equilibrium with what current rate of profit.

Making more commodities means producing above the socially necessary labor time . (The time it takes on average to produce a particular commodity.) So, because you have, again, disturbed the current equilibrium by producing above the socially necessary labor time capital is going to try and stabilize and find the new rate of profit; everyone is going to mad dash to try and meet the new social standard of labor time and thus will raise the average above that of what once was the previous average; You need to understand, also, through this relationship that producing more and doing it more quickly means you are able to lower your prices and, as such, in order to keep up and not die out your competition is going to follow in your coat tails.
It is through this process that the rate of profit or the ability to exploit surplus labor falls because when you raise the bar everyone follows suit, cutting their bottom line and creating a new standard over and over and over and over again.
That is why making more commodities means less over all surplus labor value for the capitalists because everyone is constantly trying to sell their product for lower and lower in a myopic dash to make more profits while simultaneously cutting labor through innovation and increasing productivity.

 No.437

It's fine. It shows that the "neoclassical economists really have to be the most brilliant among their peers to figure out that capitalism is killing everyone. But even when they reach this point, they still won't suggest to get rid of it, merely to reform it with 99 % global tax on the superrich etc.



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 No.304[Reply]

A thread for informative content of all types
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 No.449

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 No.3363

>>449
Reminder that the rail/train thread is on >>>/hobby/

 No.4520

>>304
>>3363
As is /k/ and the permaculture thread



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