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Being a pirate in 2021: waaah, we can’t get Disney+ in our country!

How the mighty have fallen.

*smh*

mastodon.pirati.cz/@marcel_kol

#PiratesOfTheSingleMarket

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If you're on a big instance with lots of members, you might want to consider moving to a smaller instance.

Smaller instances can give members personal attention, as the admin has more time to deal with messages and feedback. They also tend to have more interesting local timelines if you pick an instance that matches a favourite topic.

Using smaller instances also protects the Fediverse from nasty people or companies, because a spread-out Fediverse is much harder to hack or buy.

#FediTips

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“$10 billion. That’s at least how much money members of the Sackler family withdrew from Purdue Pharma in the decade after the company’s admission, in 2007, that it lied about OxyContin’s addictiveness.”

inkl.com/a/jMoVYPCvWgv

You want people to trust science? Decouple it from the profit motive.

#capitalism

Is it just me, or are all the social media posts praising Greta Thunberg merely some form virtue signalling on the part of the people posting them?

I get a feeling that the poor girl is being used by some sections of people for a variety of purposes ranging from political and environmental agendas to genuine concerns related to the environment.

Praising Greta is one of the easiest ways these days to make it look like one cares about the environment without doing anything about it.

I made a small post piecing together some questions, doubts and opinions regarding a vaccine mandate (I'm not in favor of it).

unpopop.github.io/corona-quest

I welcome a healthy discussion without passions going too overboard.

Also looking for links to news reports to back up (or refute) points being made here.

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We never really cared for nation building in #Afghanistan. We, NATO, US et al effectively injected billions and billions in the military-industrial complex IMHO. Good for business. Bad for the Afghan people.

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I've had so many issues with over the last year or so. Fake "friend" requests, random "likes" on ancient reviews and status updates.

If you're a bibliophile, do yourself a favour and shift over to @bookwyrm

time.com/6078993/goodreads-rev

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Read this and remember that while it’s ludicrous not to trust science, it’s entirely rational not to trust capitalism.

So if we don’t want folks to conflate the two, maybe we should be doing everything in our power to keep them separate.

reuters.com/article/us-pfizer-

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Dear Silicon Valley,

Slavers couldn’t imagine a future where they didn’t own and sell people either.

#PeopleFarming #SurveillanceCapitalism

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