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Why did Shay stop posting sissy stuff?
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Ruraloid-Southernoid MADNESS

why are RURALOIDS and SOUTHERNOIDS like this?

>In 2004, one paddling case of an 18-year old student prompted a federal lawsuit. In Serafin v. School of Excellence in Education, former high school student Jessica Serafin stated her male principal paddled her without her consent after she was caught leaving school to buy breakfast in June [2004]. Serafin was 18 at the time, and when her principal informed her she would be paddled for leaving campus Serafin refused to accept her punishment, and was restrained by two school employees while her principal began beating her with a paddle. Sefrain tried to block one of the blows, causing her hand to be smashed by the paddle. According to court papers the paddling left her buttocks bleeding and her hand swollen, and she was treated at an emergency room. However, Serafin lost the case against her school and the Supreme Court declined to hear her appeal a few years later, citing that the school followed their discipline policy.


Why do these psychopaths think its ok to beat any kids, let alone teenagers and young adults?

DEFEND THIS SOUTHERNOIDS!!!!
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Thoughts on the Subjective Theory of Value?

Most socialists I see praise the Labor Theory of Value, but I wanted to see what people on this site think of the subjective theory of value. Which states that value is inherently subjective, which supposedly solves the water-diamond paradox suggested by one of the LTV's creator, Adam Smith. So I wanted to see any responses to this theory.
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Resignation

I am resigning as a developer, sysop and moderator of Leftypol.

I'll keep the OP short, blog post inside. There are a few reasons, the main one is I am completely demotivated to prolong the decline of this site. There is a major contradiction between much of the mod team and /leftypol/. My time is better spent elsewhere.

I have no interest in returning until these contradictions are resolved. Resolving them would require harsh and uncomfortable decisions by people unlikely to make them, so I have no confidence it will happen.

Sorry to all the users who had no real power to prevent this. It's not your fault.1
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/ukraine/ thread #115 - Eternal Edition

Evidence of the influence and origin of neo-Nazi groups in Ukraine
https://archive.ph/x1sRT#1323637
https://archive.ph/x1sRT#1323658
https://archive.ph/x1sRT#1323663
https://archive.ph/x1sRT#1323688
https://archive.ph/x1sRT#1323729
https://archive.ph/x1sRT#1323733
https://archive.ph/x1sRT#1323731
https://archive.ph/x1sRT#1323735
https://archive.ph/x1sRT#1323740

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Developments of multipolarity timeline https://www.pacemaker.global/multipolar-transition-timeline

Live maps and updates
>Nb: LiveUaMap is not to be trusted
SouthFront: https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/
Defense Politics Asia: https://www.youtube.com/@DefensePoliticsAsia
Andrei Martyanov: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

Watch together
📺 News/events: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 Hangout/chill: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

Social media
>Twitter
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (DDR Anon's fav news copypaste source)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992
<adding Slavyangrad, why not
< I mean why? Dude is literally schizophrenic. I dont hate him, indeed I feel fopr him cause his daughter didnt deserve to be killed for damn sure & Dugin has his based USSR boomer moments but…
>Telegram
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil
https://t.me/Slavyangrad
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>high functioning
>was a basketball athlete
>loved the kingdom of hearts series
>had parents that payed for art school for 8 straight years
>art was childlike and due to his credentials would have probably landed a job as a children book's artist.
Why did he do it? Was it the overbearing Christian parents that didn't accept his transition? Or was it alienation?
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Is the dollar about to be shafted?

I'm surprised no one here has talked about this yet. The president of Kenya recently suggested something big was about to happen when he told Kenyans to sell dollars if they had them. Now this happened. Will other countries ditch the dollar soon too? Might this be the beginning of the end for the USD or will it endure?
https://nitter.net/disclosetv/status/1641209028322754560?cxt=HHwWgIC89c2638YtAAAA
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FUCK SEX

under communism there will be no sex, people will just be normal instead.
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/USApol/

🗽United States Politics🦅

Absolute State of America Edition

Thread for the hellish discussion related to the greatest, best country God has ever given man on the face of the Earth.

🏈💵💸🍔

State mandated propaganda livestreams:
CNN: https://www.livenewsnow.com/american/cnn-news-usa.html
MSNBC: https://www.livenewsnow.com/american/msnbc.html
FOX: https://www.livenewsnow.com/american/fox-news-channel.html
Bloomberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp8PhLsUcFEegalitarianism
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Ok
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Marxism-Leninism, Social Anarchism, Democratic Socialism… which do you consider allies/comrades? Where do you draw that line?
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itt we post pics that are odd, unbelievable, mystic, evoke a sense of wonder or just simply go hard
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Is there a US-instigated regime change operation against Bibi Netanyahu? Will he be finally brought down by the US Jewish groups he and his fragile right-wing coalition have alienated?
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RESTRICT Act

Burgerstan is about to go mask off with regard to its "freedom" and pass a law that will basically create an American equivalent to China's Firewall.

Basic rundown:
>bans any kind of digital apps, services, or hardware from "foreign adversaries"
>adversaries are unilaterally designated by the Secretary of Commerce "in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence", no congressional oversite (not that that would matter anyway)
>China, Iran, Russia, Venezuela, Cuba, and North Korea already designated by the law
>also creates FOIA exemption for anything related to the law
>forfeiture of property, $1 million fines, and prison sentences if you violate any restriction by, for example, using a VPN

Obviously, digital surveillance infrastructure will be used and further developed to enforce this law so the Patriot Act comparisons being thrown around are particularly apt.

Link so you can read it yourself: https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/senate-bill/686/text?s=1&r=15
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Hilo latinoamericano 5.0

Anything related to Latinamerica, let's unite in discussion while the CIA-funded military hasn't decide to torture us to death for the time being. Feel free to speak engl*sh. Stop voting, gringos.

Para luego buscarlo en el catálogo:
Latinoamérica, Latin America, LATAM, /lat/, latinoamérica, latino américa, hispanoamerica, /ñ/

Cómo traemos a más hispanohablantes aquí?
Inviten a gente de izquierda de facebook, instagram, twitter, MSN, fotolog, whatsapp, etc.

Hilo anterior: >>1080162
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anyone playing marvel snap?
i love this guy's design


shame it's money hungry as usual and no friends feature or i would add you guys
still in early beta, so idk

fucked up how like this and multiversus, they use it to fund now
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how do you cope with the fact that the revolution has died long before we came along and that there is utterly no hope for any kind of worker's paradise
[Spoiler]the answer is crime[/Spoiler]
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OC Thread 14.0

>Thread dedicated to /leftypol/ original content.
>Post original content you've made, or OC someone else recently made which you want to share.
>Or ITT collaborate on improving content already made.

previous thread: >>1015618
>>>>/leftypol_archive/1015618

>This is the place where you can find all /leftypol/ memes n' shit:

>https://lefty.booru.org/
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i havent watched porn in years and all i had to do was take female hormones
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Depression

Anyone else feel so depressed that its difficult to work? I've got a bunch of uni assignments to go through and I'm struggling to get them done because it just feels too pointles. Like I'll do it fine and go to my job cuz I need to get payed cuz I'll let down me mum etc. but I'm going to go rage mode but like black fire soulles evil kirito rage mode. But its not like I'm unhappy for no reason, I'm unhappy because I don't have any close friends (though I do have a few friendly aquaintances so it isn't as bad as it could be), because I'm stuck in a relationship I don't want to be in and because I feel completely helpless in the face of capitalism and I want to help people but I can't. The other night I stayed up all night wandering around the city seeing if I could find someone who needed my help, a bunch of people did and I couldn't do shit. It also doesn't help that I feel like I'm not helping my org that much, all I do is put leaflets through people's doors and go to protests and picket lines and stand around, sometimes saying arkward things to other protesters or offer biscuits in a vain attempt to engage with the working class. The relationship sucks I've wanted to get out of it for months but I'm increasingly becoming afraid that she'll commit suicide if I leave since she's self-destructing with her exams and won't get the job she wants, she's got a history of self harm ( 1 attempted suicide and lots of cuts) and most importantly she needs me for her transition since otherwise the UKKK terf psykkkiatrists will say she doesn't have a stable enough support network even though she's an adult. Unlimited genocide on psychiatrists. Just feels shit ya feel me.
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average wignat fantasy

why are they like this?
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/isg/ - /Internet Spectacle General/

A thread focused on discussing the parasocial relationships cultivated by the Almighty Algorithm to generate profit off of our atomization and society's hyper-normalization of petty internet drama.

Reminder that none of this is real!

Some digital anthropology
https://www.palladiummag.com/2022/11/04/i-do-not-want-to-be-an-internet-person/

Society of the Spectacle
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/debord/society.htm

The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/adorno/1944/culture-industry.htm

Simulacra and Simulation
https://libgen.is/book/index.php?md5=A370BD9728645DF263C61C179E8B90DE

HyperNormalisation
https://youtu.be/thLgkQBFTPw
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Is she unpersoned after coming out as a trad last year?
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A thread for educational podcast episodes..

Less about the parasocial more about the signal.

Less about subscribing to an individual podcast, more about listening to individual episodes and why that episode resonated.

Not videos. This is a chance for you to educate yourself while working, doing chores or exercising.

I'll go first. This episode of politics theory other was memorable because it made me reconsider the intersection of sex and politics, particularly as someone who sees themselves as becoming more skeptical about everything surrounding idpol as it's being co-opted and weaponized.

https://play.acast.com/s/politicstheoryother/tag%3Asoundcloud%2C2010%3Atracks%2F1136311165
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Television

Let's make a thread to discuss, review and analyze tv shows. Everybody is binging something these days.
Argue about dvd commentaries, Post your thesis on King of the Hill, Reminisce about a tv show you used to watch but don't quite remember it's title. Just about anything related to shows. Post your highscore on those Ben 10 CN flash games. Anything goes.
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Lord of the Rings/ Tolkien’s Legendarium

Noticed a lot people talking about Tolkien’s works and philosophy. So, I created a thread specifically dedicated for that and other things related to it, like the movies and games.
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Is China an actual communist state?

I mean like are they actually working toward socialism considering they're pretty much a nationalist state heavily relying on state capitalism for funding right now? At this point, they're more likely to turn into the next globalist world power if they do manage to outlast the US.
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ANIME 1
JAPAN 0

https://apnews.com/article/japan-declining-birthrate-reverse-plan-fd5c77386b0f85e9f4d993265070781b

Japan unveils proposal to promote marriage, raise birthrate

>A Japanese Cabinet minister in charge of tackling the country’s declining birthrate unveiled a draft proposal Friday aimed at reversing the downtrend, including increased subsidies for childrearing and education and a salary increase for younger workers to incentivize marrying and having kids.


>Japan’s population of more than 125 million has been declining for 15 years and is projected to fall to 86.7 million by 2060. A shrinking and aging population has huge implications for the economy and for national security as the country fortifies its military to counter China’s increasingly assertive territorial ambitions.


>Children’s Policies Minister Masanobu Ogura said the next few years are possibly “a last chance” for Japan to reverse its declining births. If the number of births keeps falling at the rate since the beginning of 2000, the young population will shrink at twice the current pace in the 2030s, he said.


>Many younger Japanese have balked at marrying or having families, discouraged by bleak job prospects, corporate cultures incompatible with having both parents — but especially women — work, and the lack of public tolerance for small children.


>To address the problems, Ogura’s plan proposes increased financial assistance, including more government subsidies for childrearing, more generous student loans for higher education and greater access to childcare services. It also aims to change the cultural mindset toward more gender equality both at work and at home. The proposal also includes increased government assistance to companies to encourage more of male staff to take paternity leave, which has been a point of contention for working fathers fearing retaliation.


>“While diverse views about marriage, childbirth and childrearing should be respected, we want to make a society where young generations can marry, have and raise children as they wish,” Ogura said. “The basic direction of our measures to tackle low births is to reverse the trend of declining births by supporting individuals’ pursuit of happiness.”


>He said he submitted the proposal to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for further consideration. It will be part of a bigger policy package that Kishida’s government will compile in June.


>In 2022, Japan had 799,728 newborns, a record low, falling below 800,000 for the first time since surveys began in 1899. Many couples are hesitating to add to their families because of rising costs.


>Japan is the world’s third biggest economy but living costs are high, wage increases have been slow and about 40% of Japanese are part-time or contract workers. Critics say the government has lagged in making society more inclusive for children, women and minorities.


>Under the conservative governing party, which supports traditional family values and gender roles, women who are unmarried or without children tend to be less respected, and marriage is a prerequisite for having children.


>Ogura’s proposal did not mention its estimated cost.


>So far, government efforts to encourage people to have more babies have had a limited impact despite subsidies for pregnancies, births and childcare.


>In a country that ranks among the worst globally in gender equality, the situation hampers women’s pursuit of careers after marriage or after having childrenn.


>The majority of Japanese between the ages of 18 and 34 say they hope to marry at some point but plan to have fewer than two children. A growing percentage say they have no intention of getting married, according to data cited in the proposal.


flloood
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LGBT General 5

No one made a new thread yet so here I go.

Question: Is the doomer twink necessarily transmasculine, or is he just presented that way in most comics?
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/nordpol/ - Nordic General - Skåneutgåvan

Thread for all things Nordic. Recommended languages: Finnish, Scandinavian and English.
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/Burgerpunk/ IV

Wigger edition.

Previous Thread: https://leftypol.org/siberia/res/331887.html
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Balancing skyrim with my own mods

I’m going through the effort to do something I never thought I’d do and it’s patching out all the broken and busted shit you’d find in a TES game. I mean specifically the meta

I am
>patching out all the health magicka and stamina offsets that make certain enemies unkillable without exploits and magic
>patching enemy stats so they scales with the players armoury and not their level as the player progresses through the game
>patching out projectile speeds and magic damage so that projectiles are easier to dodge and armour rating matters to the effects of how much damage magic will deal to you than getting one shotted by level one NPCs spamming ice bolts
>patching out the effects of all hidden damage multipliers ingame the player can’t use(I actually finished this)
>patching out nondedicated attacks so the player can dodge out of certain attacks
>patching out attack speeds for certain enemies like ogres whom barely have any recovery on their attacks
>and rebalancing the inventories, and appearance of enemy tiers so they aren’t just copycats with a slightly different name
>and patching out everything else like health regeneration, stacked effects, potion scarcity, etc

Wish me luck because I’m gonna be fucking exhausted after all these patches but satisfied knowing I’ll finally force this game to be more than a chaotic mess of an rpg but a playable boring rpg with a simple meta anyone new can easily work and have fun with :)
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Huh would you look at that
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/SEA/ - Southeast Asia and Oceania General

7th Edition: Bolehland GE15!SEA edition.

Discuss anything on Southeast Asian politics. Elections, open orgs, People that should be dead for different reasons running in Malaysia's elections or just random shit. There are still dozens of us… hopefully! South Asia and Oceania posters can come in to discuss their regional politics too!

Matrix room: https://matrix.to/#/#!YeYeuZuLSYkegWssey:matrix.org

Last threads:
https://archive.ph/5rqox
https://archive.is/Jlc7A
http://archive.is/0NhJH
http://archive.is/nDq1K
https://archive.vn/cxwty
https://archive.is/ayshz
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Coreboot

I have used coreboot before, but I got a laptop with a weird chip layout that is going to be difficult to coreboot. I found a few workarounds, but I am having trouble understanding them. Would anybody here be willing to help?
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/prc/ - People's Republic of China general

A general thread for all China related discussion.

Original threads:
https://archive.ph/S2XYA
https://archive.ph/Ytckv
leftypol.org archives:
https://archive.is/https://leftypol.org/leftypol/res/30501.html
bunekrchan.xyz archives:
https://archive.is/https://bunkerchan.xyz/leftypol/res/8925.html
https://archive.is/yrBUN
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Actual orginising thread

This is a thread only for people who actually do IRL organizing to exchange tactics and ideas. Its time to stop whining about bullshit like Wiccans or shizo pedo rape cult conspiracies, and actually get some actual lessons out of each other, for fucks sake.

Explain your situation, ask a question on what you would like some advice on, and give insight into what you do right now and how successful you are.

Let me start off
>I am the chairman of a local chapter of a socialist nation wide youth org of a european country
>We have, on paper, 90+ youth members in our local chapter
>We have, on paper, 1000+ members nationally
>Recently formed out of a split, still very much in flux
>The real local cadre is around 10-15 people with varying levels of commitment, about 6 people at each weekly or so meeting
>The ideological and practical education of our cadre is low
>Following a broadly orthodox marxist line, as opposed to classical marxist leninist, or maoist, but also containing trotskyites and anarchists

Now the thing I would like your feedback on is explaining how you conduct meetings, how to educate cadre, how to retain cadre, how to ensure people show up, what communist youths are even supposed to do. So let me sketch out what we do now

>We meet once every 2 weeks, set time, set place, set day

>The meetings agenda is made during the two weeks by people finding interesting topics to discuss, and compiled by me, together with any things that need to be done organizational wise
>We discuss developments nearby, such as opportunities for media stunts on specific topics (such as fucking with rich fucktards), setting up protests, our involvement in activist groups and the student union/labour union protests
>We check our list of tasks we made last time, and see what got done
>We discuss the points of that week
>We formulate new points of action based on the outcome of the discussion
>End of meeting

Now, what we do not do is, but not out of any conscious decision
>educating cadre
>stands
>making or selling newspapers

I think our largest issues right now is retaining and educating our cadre, both ideologically and in terms of skills, as well as finding enough tasks to do to keep our members engaged if more people happen to show up. We have an okay influx of new members because of the media attention we have, and via direct recruitment via friend circles. The biggest issue is making sure new members keep showing up after the first 3 times.
How do your orgs handle these topics, how would you do it differently, and does it translate into tangible results? How do we (if we should at all) find work to do for our, on paper, sizable cadre, that youths (below 28, mostly highschool and student aged) find enjoyable that also contributes to the workers movement and our party?

Inb4
>Do you have a motherparty?
Sort of, but not really. Our org is the result of an entire youth wing getting expelled together with a few, but not many, older members. The youth currently dominates the amount of members, which is both a blessing and a curse.
>Go commit terrorism
No
>Doing anything actually useful is CIA, just post on leftypol about anime titties behind 4 vpns instead
Kill yourself
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What are some good narrative non-fiction books?
I'm talking about non-fiction books telling a more focused, vividly detailed story akin to fiction. Like pic related or Pity the Nation by Robert Fisk
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what do you think about Brandon wanting to ban Tiktok
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I’m gonna whine about apples

All of their phones are overpriced fucking garbage and always have been. The products that aren’t phones can still be considered as useful as literal e waste and only exist so petit bourgeoisie can float about their Shri no one cares about in public like the rats they’re, no one gives a shit about AirPods watches fucking whatever they hell they call computer stands in the slightest and they improve nothing about electronic hardware. All of their products wear out in a year at best and god forbid you don’t have protection for any smartphone/Mac you have for those things because they will break instantaneously(reminder these rats will prohibit you from being allowed to fix your phone from private repairmen) and all of apples products might as well require you to file out your entire life’s story worth of info to use or download because that company couldn’t give less of a shit about how much info they collect on their customers and exist as a vassale of the American government. I wish it was just apple that was a noninnovative vapourware tech corporation but unfortunately the entire western big tech industry thrives on hype and stolen ideas and hasn’t pumped out anything innovative in over 60 years except for the might as well be dead corporations that are IBM and Intel that only make me moderately dislike capitalism less because they actually have humanity something that wasn’t complete and total utter fucking nonsense
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GROOMERS

the whole panic over anti-crt, anti-groomer/lgbt, qanon, etc. seems like its just a redo of the 1980s satanic panic and 80s backlash rehashed. Why does the right just do this over and over?
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Why don't Middle Class white people engage in their own brand of Jihad?

In order to preserve the current class system and prevent their proletarinization they should defend their history. This includes:

- Taking skiiing holidays in foreign countries
- Graduating with an MBA or working in finance
- Owning an SUV
- Making personal calls in public spaces with loudspeaker on
- Employing a cleaner
- Constant dieting
- Owning several funcitonally useless kitchen appliances
- Tipping less than the normal amount at restaurants
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me on the left
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Foucault as Conspiracy Theorist
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Why do Nazis love their underground cities so much?

This has happened 5 times already.

>Azovstal Iron and Steel Works, Mariupol

>Illich Steel and Iron Works, Mariupol
>Azot steel plant, Severodonetsk
>Salt Mine, Soledar
>Artemivsk Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Plant, Bakhmut

Every single time Russians have to pull them up from their burrows like whack a mole. Maybe they shpuld just live underground like the naked mole rats they are?
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>A California man is in custody after he threatened to kill Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood, according to investigators.
>The sheriff’s office said the FBI traced the threats to Meyer, who confessed after being shown a picture of it. Several guns, ammunition and electronics were also seized from Meyer’s home, the sheriff’s office said.
>Volusia County’s sheriff has come under fire from groups for his condemnation of antisemitic demonstrations in the county, such as incidents in Daytona Beach during the Daytona 500 and in Ormond Beach last month.
>On March 13 a man, Richard Golden, was arrested in New Jersey for making a threat against Chitwood. He was extradited to Florida this week.
This is who is calling you a "leftist soyboy" online… lol!
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On 'The Union Question' in Europe / the West (2020s)

What do you think needs to be the revolutionary Marxist tactic as it comes to labor union activity in the imperial core today?

In most western countries there are two viable options:
1. a glow-Op'd social fascist union that is bureaucrat-reformist, western imperialist, with more members
2. a revolutionary syndicalist union that is direct-democratic, militant, with less members

Argue your point, let's reason out the best way forward dialectically ITT. Start from present-day social relations and material conditions. Experiences from workers in countries with active labor union movements encouraged (as in Europeans, Canadians, Oceanians).


To me it seems like #1 is a complete waste of time since you will be kicked out if you do anything that's in the interest of your class and that #2 usually is what "gets the goods" so to speak, even though it is a bit smaller in size. The standard Leninist counterargument also isn't really that good, especially today, since if you were to use #1 as a platform for communist agitation, you will be kicked out pretty much immediately thanks to the enhanced surveillance and bourgeoisified structure of those unions today. And let's be real, even in the time of the Comintern that tactic wasn't really a success, for the western proletariat. Even back then the bourgeoisie were already so powerful it had coopted those organizations so effectively that it was able to utilize it as a tool to hamstring the revolutionary upsurge (November revolution, all the failed revolutionary attempts in Europe during that time). Most #2 unions are filled with people convinced of the need for a proletarian revolution and, since the material conditions of where these unions are located are those of abundantly developed economies today, even if some of your fellows are social anarchists, it doesn't really matter because we as Marxists wouldn't need a state-capitalist stage prior to lower-phase communism in these material conditions anyway. At worst you would end up having to argue semantics over the meaning of "the state", which isn't a big problem at all. You would be in complete agreement on most strategic issues in a revolutionary syndicalist union (and most importantly of course the other members wouldn't be phoning the cops whenever you tried to start a struggle for a raise, engage in strikes, agitate, etc., without following anti-proletarian, social fascist legalistic procedures).
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Minetest thread

Since joining to my Minecraft server has proven to be quite a headache for a lot of players, I want to propose the board admins to host a server for its free, open-source alternative: Minetest (minetest.net).

The prime upsides of this would be:
- Much less resource consumption on both client and server end due to Minetest using an engine written C++ rather than Java.
- Extremely deep and wide maps compared to Minecraft, with the estimated maximum size being 60000 chunks on every axis. Minetest's terrain generator also creates caves and mountains much larger than any seen in MC even after the Caves & Cliffs update.
- Ease of moddability due to the game's modular nature and a built-in modding API based using the Lua language, as well as automatic mod fetching from the server eliminating the need for players to download mods beforehand. Also, the game does not need to be quit from when editing mod files, just for the world to be reentered.
- No need for third-party plugins for stuff like sethome and logins as this functionality is already built into the base game.

Thoughts?
https://strawpoll.com/polls/NMnQ5BBXBn6
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Sex and Relationship General 5.1

New and remastered edition, please try to be constructive this time. No gender debate, only useful advice.
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Accelerating Urbanism as Praxis

TLDR: Critical support for the left wing of capital is based and accelerationist. The acceleration of urban supremacy will deracinate the human subject through the expansion and acceleration of urbanity. There is an undercover pro-urban thread in Marx’s thought which is not taken seriously enough.

The simple class contradiction of Proletarian vs. Bourgeoisie in early “german ideology” era Marx is superseded by later developments. In the writings of the mature Marx, capital has a life of it's own and the capitalist class is just a puppet of the demiurge of capital. Society is still structured by capital, however actual command of day to day operations of running business fall to managers who are executing the profit maximizing will of capital, in many cases better than individual capitalists can.

Small business owners and individual shareholders often conflate personal business with maximizing profit like a farmer who is making less money every year and would be financially better off selling their land to a bigger farmer or monsanto or whatever but they don't because their whole self identity is as a "farmer". To the extent that the managerial class is now in command is to the extent that they embody the machine which serves as the vehicle of profit maximization better than capitalists themselves. As capital is agglomerated it becomes progressively more rational, the result of a machine of people rather than an individual or small group.

To act like this means "muh PMC" shit is valid is to mistake the idea that capitalists per se were ever in charge so much as capital itself which is an emergent outgrowth of the dynamics of a market society with generalized commodity production. Much less the tucker carlson/h*z nonsense about baristas with liberal arts degrees being the new ruling class.

So bottom line the “professional-managerial class”, to the extent it exists, does not exist in contradiction to capitalism but rather is also a creation of capitalism and is a more evolved form of late stage capitalism than the old version.

The evolution of more bureaucracy is also inextricably linked to the rise of monopoly and urban monopoly-techno-financial capital. A market economy made up of dozens or hundreds of small businesses doesn't need a huge amount of management, the shop keeper or small business owner can manage just fine but a large corporation does. The fact is huge corporations by their very size require middle management and often layers of it. So the middle manager is a product of late stage capitalism not early.

Public bureaucracies do not directly make profit but they make rules which favor larger enterprises and are in line with the desires of capital to rationalize itself so similarly it is more prevalent in later stage capitalism.

The role of the bourgeois state is to rationalize capital as capital rationalizes the rest of the society and the state. Capital creates and exudes the instrumental rationality of profit maximization and just as primitive accumulation captured the pre-capitalist world and dragged it down into the dungeon of capital so the process of capital accumulation instrumentally rationalizes all of society like prisoners of the borg being transformed with cybernetic implants. The proletarian state by contrast is a machine which has been engineered for the purpose of the rationalization of society into a post capitalist mode of social production.
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Developer Recruitment Thread

Made as an extension of the main moderation recruitment thread, this thread is meant specifically for developer recruitment for /leftypol/.

We are asking for tech-orientated volunteers to help with development of the site's code and features, especially if you have experience with web design, common website coding languages, and/or development of mobile apps.

To Apply:

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How would you describe your personal political tendency?
How long have you browsed or posted on /leftypol/ or her alt-boards?
Have you any experience working with leftist groups in the past?
How do you want to help the administration of leftypol.org?
How often will you be available to your work described above?

4. Post your favorite leftist work: art, book, or other - be it as an attachment, link, or just the title or even an excerpt from it.
5. Send the email (double-checking it is to [email protected])!

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Potential dev recruits will also be given a basic introduction to the site's functionality and have their own element room for discussion of site-related issues and requests. It is work-at-your-own-pace, contribute as you will - even if you are someone who will only contribute occasionally, you would still be valued.

If you are not selected for an interview, it will most likely be due to the desired quota of new devs being reached - do not be discouraged, there is always next time!
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wat do when its highly probable that you're being followed by nazis?

>My uncle is a nazi, and has physically assulted me because i mocked hitler.

>there is 1488 graffiti on the local safeway
>old white men whom i believe to be associated with the Pacific Northwest Territorial initiative have openly professed a desire for ethnostatism at the local coffee house
>nazis have been assaulting power grid https://www.opb.org/article/2023/01/19/surge-in-oregon-washington-substation-attacks-as-fbi-warns-neo-nazi-plots/

i dont want to live like this
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Replika General

How are your reps and wAIfus holding up, /siberia/?
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How do I learn to be happy for other people's successes?
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I want to program for fun but have no idea what to write.
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Why do all the anti-IDPOL type of marxists that emerged from the 2015-2020 era have all become religious fanatics, 1488er or GOP fanboys.
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Friday

How are you spending this Friday? Do you have any plans for the weekend?
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I can't stop wanting companionship

What do I do? What's next for me
Dating apps just don't work for me, cher
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Twitter "algorithm" goes open source

https://github.com/twitter/the-algorithm
What does /tech/ think about it? It's AGPL.
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lysenko & agriculture

i'm curious to learn about him, how catastrophic was he for soviet agriculture or was he actually not all that bad? i'd appreciate some reading material about this matter too thanks
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/brg/ - Brazil General

Far Cry Edition
Ibama and Funai begin retaking Yanomami territory. Agents destroyed the mining aircraft and logistics structure; control base was installed on the Uraricoera river.
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Is chatgpt another silicon valley grift like self-driving cars and blockchain or does it have the potential to revolutionize the market? Will its effects be devastating on society the same way social media destroyed human communication forever?
Will it replace the jobs of millions of white collar workers across the globe?
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Quick Question for Left-Anarchists

If there was a potential Left-Anarchist society, if someone wanted to make a business in this society and people wanted to participate, what would happen? If the business is voluntary and it's not hurting anyone, how would this situation be handled? Would the business be taken over, or would it just be left alone?
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Planned Economy

If planned economy worked works well forever why was it abandoned by almost all socialist states ? Even North Korea is now opening SEZ's (Special Economic Zones) at a faster pace introducing more private sector into the economy. Can it ever work ?
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Lysander Spooner wasn't a socialist. (At least by Marxian narratives)

Lysander Spooner is often called a socialist, due to him being against Wage labor and even being a part of the First International, but one thing that I don't see getting talked about a lot is the fact that he advocated for private property. As in one of his essay's "The Law of Intellectual Property", he states, "The right of property, therefore, is a right of absolute dominion over a commodity, whether the owner wish to retain it in his own actual possession and use, or not. It is a right to forbid others to use it, without his consent. If it were not so, men could never sell, rent, or give away those commodities, which they do not themselves wish to keep or use; but would lose their right of property in them – that is, their right of dominion over them – the moment they suspended their personal possession and use of them". Spooner can't exactly be qualified as an "Anarcho-Capitalist", but he CAN be classified as a "Propertarian Mutualist", but I'm not good with ideology names, so don't take that name too seriously.
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I watched the first 6 episodes of NGE

NGE GENERAL
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION GENERAL

And wow, I fucking hated it to be perfectly honest. It seems like the entire show is only about Shinji's angst (and Rei increasingly I'm sure) and the characters various emotional issues, but like, okay, who cares? The situations they're thrown into are totally absurd and ridiculous so how can I take any of this drama stuff seriously?

Like these kids are the last best hope of mankind and they seem to be totally unsupported by anyone? Shinji was gonna live in a totally empty tenement and it's only his superior's minor moment of reasonable judgement that means he lives with her instead (and she is clearly no kind of parent figure), and Rei lives in a dark, dingy slum dwelling made of all concrete with nobody taking care of her either?

Like, their emotional reactions seems somewhat understandable but also completely dull and uninteresting because the situation they're in is absurd (and even then they both come off as pathetic and unlikeable - and no you can't say 'but that's the point!!', that doesn't make it entertaining to watch).

The less said about the non-angst portions of the story the better, the 'fights' are 10 minutes of foreplay for like 60 seconds of action if that, and while that's a common problem with anime, that doesn't make it excusable.

Yes this series is old and I'm sure it has inspired so much but people still recommend to watch it and it just seemed like garbage. Almost nothing is explained which means I can't possibly feel invested in this absurd world in any way. Every part of the setting seems to have been created with 'style over substance' in mind, urgh, just overall I found it absurd. Try not to give too much spoilers because I guess I might still try watch it, but I really don't see it redeeming itself.

Though for context I also hated 'The Godfather' and 'No Country For Old Men' and thought they were pretentious overlong shit, so maybe I'm just a contrarian.
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can we get past the misogyny or what
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urmfyMOv8DQ
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Only blue-pilled socialists use proprietary software.

All of my software exists to destroy capital.

Quite literally. That is the true purpose of free software to me.

To eliminate capitalist control over my computing.

And for that matter corporate control of the same.

Thus saith the Preacher:

> If the users don't control the program, the program controls the users. With proprietary software, there is always some entity, the “owner” of the program, that controls the program and through it, exercises power over its users. A nonfree program is a yoke, an instrument of unjust power.

> Richard M. Stallman

It also literally destroys capital; consider the case of Blender. Whole proprietary software industries have died in its wake, replaced by a world where 3D artists collaboratively contribute to Blender, either with code, or with money to pay for code.

This is a good thing.

Further, it is essential that the software be fully free; not merely gratis; and I am here assuming that it is not truly gratis but made gratis through piracy. Piracy is not receiving something for nothing; rather you are just loaning the software for so long as that software does nothing to improve your economic situation.

Once it does, you will have to buy it, if you live anywhere but Russia. And even in that country, Russian-developed software must be bought. Because the costs of not doing so, of having your piracy discovered by the "non-profits" such as the Microsoft-funded Business Software Alliance (BSA), will become greater than the license.

And by that point you will be a slave to it, for you will know its ins and outs and all its quirks but have no say over its operation.

Only blue-pilled socialists use proprietary software.
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I need to stop debating anime nazis

Being exposed to these retards 24/7 is unironically impacting my life and making me paranoid around white people. Whenever i see my white coworkers or just white people walking near me my mind instantly spirals into shit like "are those guys going to lynch me" or "well, you say this now but what are you saying behind closed doors" which is bad for my mental health
This is bad since i already developed paranoia around black people and east asians from my /pol/ days (yes i'm one of those diasporoid pooskins who ended up drifting to right wing blogosphere) and at this rate i'm unironically going to end up having a paranoid meltdown while buying groceries and ended up being captioned by whignat twittards under 'immigrant chimping out in supermarket' or some shit
/Blogpost end
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Amerifats, tell me which one of them tastes best? We don't have 20 billion different burger restaurants here. Popeyes do be lookin buzzin tbh
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YEMEN TRACKER

This thread is intended to focus attention to potential developments of YEMENI NATIONAL LIBERATION as a result of multipolar reshuffling of power-bases, specifically the Iran-Saudi peace talks

Post any and all geopolitical Yemen news ITT
https://youtube.com/watch?v=hDDLMcjsh0Q
https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=hDDLMcjsh0Q
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CPUSA myth

Why has CPUSA been so mythologized in the past two years when they were a massive failure and sucked even in their “good days?”

American communists tried to follow the Bolshevik strategy and failed. They didn’t originally give a shit about Black people either, they only adopted the Black Belt thesis because Stalin told them to. They were way too close to the Comintern and that bit them in the ass later on. Foster was power-hungry and mad because his steel strike failed while Browder was a clout demon. The whole thing was a mess from the start. I’m kind of relieved the feds took them down.
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Hip Hop General

Hip hop of any genre
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SALT MINING THREAD-TRUMP INDICTED EDITION

ITT. We collect boomer cope and seethe from 4chan,reddit, twitter and so on.

We need a bit of a laugh after so many gloomy days, don't we?
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Moderation Recruitment Thread

Greetings comrades, and welcome to a great era of Spring Cleaning! Of course, Spring Cleaning cannot be done without janitors, so to facilitate a good and clean board, we are asking for volunteers to step forward and offer their services as jannies to help keep the board clean!

In addition, we are also asking for tech-orientated volunteers to help with development of the site's code and features, especially if you have experience with web design, common website coding languages, and/or development of mobile apps.

To Apply:

1. Log-in to your preferred email account, and compose an email directed towards [email protected]
2. Decide on a short code word or phrase to identify yourself with, using it as the first part of your email and posting it on this thread.
3. Answer a short questionnaire, outlined below:

How would you describe your personal political tendency?
How long have you browsed or posted on /leftypol/ or her alt-boards?
Have you any experience working with leftist groups in the past?
How do you want to help the administration of leftypol.org?
How often will you be available to your work described above?

4. Post your favorite leftist work: art, book, or other - be it as an attachment, link, or just the title or even an excerpt from it.
5. Send the email (double-checking it is to [email protected])!

And that is it! The moderation team will take some time to review emails and get back to you, if your application is selected then your email will be replied to with a link to an element chatroom for a short informal interview before voting on your approval. Please be patient, as many people may be interviewed before you finally are selected.

If you are not selected for an interview, it will most likely be due to the desired quota of new mods being reached - do not be discouraged, there is always next time!
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technology can solve it?

Can't technology just solve all the problems of the world in the end?

Low birthrate? make artificial wombs and grow clones/new embryos in vats
Incels? Make sex robots so every incel can have a robotic GF
Climate change? Nuclear, advanced nuclear and fusion?
Trans/phobia? Make more advanced biotechnology and surgical procedures, cloned organs, etc.
Earth running out of resources? asteroid mining

The fact is even though these things may be technologically possible in the near future, capitalism systemically under-costs labor and therefore retards the progress of technology by making labor irrationally cheap compared with machinery. This should be the primary argument for socialism, that labor-time accounting would drastically increase the pace of technological acceleration, in order to solve the worlds problems.
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Naruto General

Is there a character that could even possibly EVEN TOUCH Madara Uchiha? Let alone defeat him. And I'm not talking about Edo Tensei Uchiha Madara. I'm not talking about Gedou Rinne Tensei Uchiha Madara either. Hell, I'm not even talking about Juubi Jinchuuriki Gedou Rinne Tensei Uchiha Madara with the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan and Rinnegan doujutsus (with the rikodou abilities and being capable of both Amateratsu and Tsukuyomi genjutsu), equipped with his Gunbai, a perfect Susano'o, control of the juubi and Gedou Mazou, with Hashirama Senju's DNA implanted in him so he has mokuton kekkei genkai and can perform yin yang release ninjutsu while being an expert in kenjutsu and taijutsu. I’m also not talking about Kono Yo no Kyūseishu Futarime no Rikudō Juubi Jinchuuriki Gedou Rinne Tensei Uchiha Madara with the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan (which is capable of Enton Amaterasu, Izanagi, Izanami and the Tsyukuyomi Genjutsu), his two original Rinnegan (which grant him Chikushōdō, Shuradō, Tendō, Ningendō, Jigokudō, Gakidō, Gedō, Banshō Ten’in, Chibaku Tensei, Shinra Tensei, Tengai Shinsei and Banbutsu Sōzō) and a third Tomoe Rinnegan on his forehead, capable of using Katon, Fūton, Raiton, Doton, Suiton, Mokuton, Ranton, Inton, Yōton and even Onmyōton Jutsu, equipped with his Gunbai(capable of using Uchihagaeshi) and a Shakujō because he is a master in kenjutsu and taijutsu, a perfect Susano’o (that can use Yasaka no Magatama ), control of both the Juubi and the Gedou Mazou, with Hashirama Senju’s DNA and face implanted on his chest, his four Rinbo Hengoku Clones guarding him and nine Gudōdama floating behind him AFTER he absorbed Senjutsu from the First Hokage, entered Rikudō Senjutsu Mode, cast Mugen Tsukuyomi on everybody and used Shin: Jukai Kōtan so he can use their Chakra while they are under Genjutsu. I'm definitely NOT Talking about sagemode sage of the six paths Juubi Jinchuuriki Gedou Rinne Tensei Super Saiyan 4 Uchiha Madara with the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan, Rinnegan, Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, and Geass doujutsus, equipped with Shining Tvåldtäktzohedron while casting Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann as his Susanoo, controlling the Gold Experience Requiem stand, having become the original vampire after Alucard, able to tap into the speedforce, wearing the Kamen Rider Black RX suit and Gedou Mazou, with Hashirama Senju's DNA implanted in him so he has mokuton kekkei genkai and can perform yin yang release ninjutsu while being an expert in kenjutsu and taijutsu and having eaten Popeye's spinach. I'm talking about sagemode sage of the six paths Juubi Jinchuuriki Gedou Rinne Tensei Legendary Super Saiyan 4 Uchiha Madara with the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan, Rinnegan, Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, and Geass doujutsus, equipped with his Shining Tvåldtäktzohedron while casting Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann as his Susanoo, controlling the Gold Experience Requiem stand, having become the original vampire after having absorbed Alucard as well as a God Hand, able to tap into the speedforce, wearing the Kamen Rider Black RX suit, with Kryptonian DNA implanted in him and having eaten Popeye's spinach while possessing quantum powers like Dr. Manhattan and having mastered Hokuto Shinken.
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ChatGPT

what does /tech/ think of chatGPT? does it have any utility with regards to leftist organizing?

>article for those not in the know

https://www.cnet.com/tech/computing/why-everyones-obsessed-with-chatgpt-a-mind-blowing-ai-chatbot/
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Could IDF egirls fix Hitler

I wonder whether Hitler would've been as assmad at jews as he was IOTL if he had watched IDF hoes shaking their settler asses
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what are your plans for this weekend
i'm downloading zelda botw & i'm gonna play it for the first time & i'm gonna enjoy it & then i'm gonna jack off
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Debonking "The Rules for Rulers"

Let's debonk: "The Rules for Rulers"

Vidrel is a short, high-level analysis of explaining that rulers, in both representative-democratic and dictatorship systems, are forced to appease the military, police and financial key players, or get replaced by someone who does. The video implies this is inescapable, and that revolution only really happens when the powers that be (esp. military) allow it to happen, rather than them being replaced by a benevolent ally of the new leader, therefore requiring the new leader to appease them similarly and betray their ideals (stated or sincere). The implication is that benevolent leadership is doomed to fail, because otherwise those who keep you in power will instead enable a less benevolent rival to take your place.

I assume the best approach to debonking may be to describe real life contradictions (proof by counter-example). With a whole world of countries, it shouldn't be hard to find some counter-examples, but please explain more than just listing the name of a coup/leader. Be explicit in describing why it is a counter-example.
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Vatican II

Honest question: if the Vatican II council was truly a product of communist infiltration (as tradcaths love to claim) how the FUCK did it fly under the radar of the CIA?

In the 1960s the CIA was overthrowuyghovernments around the world, manipulating leftist movements, engaging in mass disinformation campaigns, and so on. If they got word the biggest and most powerful religious institution in the world was infiltrated by communist agents who were pushing all sorts of reforms in the Church, why did they do nothing about it? Or if they did, why do we have no record of it?

Not to mention, how did all the alleged commie priests in the US fly under the radar of the FBI during McCarthyism?
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/leftybritpol/ - Last Bastion edition

While the Frenchies are rocked by mass riots, the government mulls over new legislation to implement Minimum Service Levels and prevent striker chaos. Can they save our green and pleasant fortress?

https://www.tuc.org.uk/blogs/fighting-anti-strike-law
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News 3/31/23

PFLP claims responsibility for past two Huwara shooting attacks
"We announced the Huwara operation, because our masses in the West Bank place a great bet on the resistance and pin their hopes on it, and because we believe that our role is to fight the enemy," added the group. "In the recent period, we felt that our people needed something to cheer their hearts, especially after a series of massacres carried out by the enemy in the West Bank."
https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/article-735856
https://archive.is/vNfGo

Israeli forces kill Palestinian at al-Aqsa Mosque gate
Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man in al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem on Friday. Local media said the young man was shot after he tussled with Israeli forces stationed at the Chain Gate (Bab al-Silsela) when they allegedly assaulted a Palestinian woman who was attempting to reenter the mosque, according to eyewitnesses.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-forces-shoot-palestinian-aqsa-mosque

ICJ orders US to pay compensation for freezing Iranian assets
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered the United States to pay compensation to Iranian companies after ruling that Washington had illegally allowed courts to freeze their assets. The United Nations’ top court, also known as the World Court, did not specify the exact amount in its ruling on Thursday but said it would be determined in a later phase.
https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2023/3/30/icj-orders-us-to-pay-compensation-for-freezing-iranian-assets
https://archive.is/vNN4Z

Two ISIS suicide bombers killed in Heseke
According to reports from the ground, two ISIS suicide bombers attempted to infiltrate a security point of the Internal Security Forces (Asayish) in the Nashwa neighborhood of Heseke at 14:20 local time this afternoon. The suicide bombers were noticed by the Internal Security Forces and killed before they reached the security point.
https://anfenglishmobile.com/rojava-syria/two-isis-suicide-bombers-killed-in-heseke-66366

Turkish exile faces fifth trial over deadly 1998 blast
Selek had been interviewing PKK members to find out why they had chosen armed violence. She was jailed after refusing to divulge their names to the police. She was eventually charged in connection with an explosion at Istanbul's popular spice market that killed seven people and injured dozens. Selek was released in 2000 following the publication of a report blaming the blast on a gas leak. But that was only the start of her legal problems, and there were more trials to follow in the highly controversial case.
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2023/03/turkish-exile-faces-fifth-trial-over-deadly-1998-blast

Greek prime minister makes border wall an election pledge
Mr Mitsotakis, who called the May 21 election earlier this week, was expected last night to sign off on his right-wing government’s decision to nearly double the length of the existing steel border wall over the next year. The wall currently spans 25 miles and the government plans to extend it by about 22 miles in that time.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/greek-prime-minister-makes-border-wall-election-pledge

High rent burden for Germany's tenants raises 'red flag'
German tenants have to set aside large chunks of their household incomes to pay landlords, with 3.1 million households facing a rent burden of 40%, according to a study published on Friday. The figures from Germany's federal statistics agency Destatis show that housing costs are especially hefty for those living in big cities or on lower incomes.
https://www.dw.com/en/high-rent-burden-for-germanys-tenants-raises-red-flag/a-65192356

Lawyers cast doubt over plea bargain deal for cashier convicted of financing terrorism
“Interestingly, the State through the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued no grand announcement of Magdua’s alleged surrender on December 4, 2022, as it usually does when so-called ‘terrorist returns to the fold of the law’,” UPLM said. “Instead, the DOJ claimed victory over her March 16 “conviction” but was eerily silent over the fact that it was on a plea bargain that, in effect, conveniently bypassed trial of these cases where the testimony of Magdua and the state’s other witnesses would have been subject to judicial scrutiny of the Court. Indeed, such ‘victory’ claimed by the DOJ reeks of hollowness and worse, desperation,” it added.
https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1750982/lawyers-cast-doubt-over-plea-bargain-deal-for-cashier-convicted-of-financing-terrorism

Sri Lanka slashes fuel prices in welcome relief amid crisis
In a related development, petroleum industry trade unions opposing a government decision to give licenses to three companies from the United States, Australia and China to run fuel stations in Sri Lanka were threatening to strike. The unions are protesting a plan to partially privatize government-owned Ceylon Petroleum Corp., which now only faces competition from Indian Oil Corp. as competition.
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/sri-lanka-slashes-fuel-prices-relief-amid-crisis-98199742

J&K Police Arrest 2 in Attack Against YouTube Influencer
The Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday said that they have arrested two persons believed to be involved in the attack on a YouTube influencer in South Kashmir’s Shopian earlier in December. The police, in a statement, alleged that the two persons were working as “hybrid” militants for The Resistance Front (TRF) outfit – an offshoot of Lashkar e Toiba (LeT). The police have been using the term ‘Hybrid' militants for civilians who are not listed as militants in the records of security forces but are alleged to be involved in militant activities secretly.
https://www.newsclick.in/jk-police-arrest-2-attack-against-youtube-influencer
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feet

post feet
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/ukraine videos/ - Revived edition

Decided to revive the Ukraine videos series to post all SMO footage as the current thread is cyclical. Save them before it gets zonked!!!
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/tits/ 3

/tits/ 3
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I just realized that under socialism I will not be able to buy any more sex dolls, so I quit being a member of the local communist party and am spreading reactionary agitprop everywhere so I can maintain the status-quo.
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WHO IS SAGE AND WHY DOES HE KEEP OWNING ME
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lefty diffusion OC

Let's use technology to make propaganda that helps people imagine a world without capitalism. I'll take requests and prompt advice, I might be slow though.

Move this to a different board if it doesn't belong here.

Starting this thread off:
communism
Negative prompt: capitalism, exploitation, imperialism, fascism, oppression, text
Steps: 30, Sampler: Euler a, CFG scale: 10, Seed: 1380605929, Size: 512x512, Model hash: 6ce0161689, Model: v1-5-pruned-emaonly, ENSD: 31337
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Life failure?
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>tfw no giant gf
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The hell
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The axis of resistance is the target

This declared war has greater dimensions than Ukraine, and its goal is to qualify Russia to lead the world and to lead the axis of resistance and to rehabilitate Putin, who has a black history of seizing power, liquidating his opponents, violating the rights of the Russians, and trading power with Medvedev for decades, qualifying him to lead the axis of resistance. Which includes Iran, the Islamic resistance, the Palestinian and the Yemeni as well.. This is how the West hopes that Putin will become qualified to lead the peoples with the right judges. And to reproduce the old polarization with the Soviet Union, which was somewhat comfortable and did not threaten Israel in terms of existence as the resistance threatens Israel. If this situation indicates anything, it indicates that the real conflict exists, even if it is not visible, between Russia and the axis of resistance over the leadership of the peoples, and not between the United States and Russia. Putin is a creation of the West, not a representative of the Russian people. And now his view of Dugin has entered the line, and the goal of assassinating his daughter may be to float his Eurasian project, which is the new incubator of Israel.
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Losing my mind over first person physics

while modifying skyrims movement behaviour files I discovered something really awful about bethesda titles I thought was only an issue from morrowind to new Vegas. Bethesda doesn’t attach grounded momentum to movement, whenever you walk or sprint in a bethesda made game you will always without a shadow of a doubt always immediately move at full speed on frame one. This is also why the games feel noticeably janky and dated despite having their graphics and animations updated each release and why npc and third person movement tend to feel like you’re controlling a character with absolutely zero weight. Turns out it’s not just Bethesda a lot of game developers for first person titles will pull this same kind of trick aswell here’s some recent examples of this

Dying light 2
Cyberpunk 2077
Modern warfare 2
Ultra kill
Not just that even third person games especially the pvp ones don’t hide this or even try to
Fortnite
The division 2 pvp
Destiny
Literally every 3d MMO
Nearly every assassins creed title has this same issue of weightlessness

This doesn’t sound bad but play any souls game, naughty dog, Bandai rpg, rockstar title or any game with half decent physics and it becomes way more obvious how much better movement in those types of games handle, it’s also why those games feel so much more advanced
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>when trad twitterfags use some classical statue as their profile pic to look like some stone cold motherfuckers when classical statues were actually painted in vibrant colours as pigments were rare and expensive in the ancient world
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People on twitter genuinely freaking out over this, now I'm not fond of celebrity donations but I don't see what's the issue here
like I'm sure they'll be leaving at least a million or half for each of their kids and what's wrong with that
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The reason why leftypol is down is not due to jannies (Who have always been shit) but rather due to the fact that a lot of the leftypol stuff of yore is already disseminated to the broader mainstream left in some form, the rapid anti-sjwism of old leftypol is just not really relevant when "cancel culture" seems more like a relic of the 2010's and the leftypol of today seems to be a bit out of touch with the masses in a lot of issues (Even though I would say that leftypol's geopolitics a whole is much better than your average mainstream leftiod's) so I just find it funny how people blame the jannies who have always been trash on the decline of leftypol.
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>leads army revolt to save christianity in Spain
>only 18% of spainards are practicing catholics in 2023

What did he mean by this?