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gaywallet thanks for all the links and resources I had already looked at them. I told you I was interested in that specific period because I find important to have such correlation, I already know about the existing increase overall. The way you insist on this makes me think you are assuming bad faith on my side which is not the case. I don’t like this.


That’s why you remove the ssd/hdd yourself, or ask the tech to remove it for you beforehand. Even if it is totally encrypted. Also, learn repairing your devices, not worth it letting some random dude repair it anyway.


Whatever the company’s nationality, they will just fuck up the environment, local community (illness, children born with defects, …), and their subsistence when governement just lets those industries do whatever they want. Chinese business worldwide are no different than American/western; it is worth noticing that Chinese in some countries owns a great amount of industries, undermining the national businesses. This is just a modern form of colonization.

Both IMIP and IWIP are primarily owned by Chinese company Tsingshan Holding Group, which has been investing heavily in Indonesia’s nickel facilities since 2013. It has become the norm for Chinese companies seeking to get involved in the nickel-processing business in Indonesia to work with Tsingshan and its partners. Although the group reportedly plans to sell its assets in Indonesia, these will likely go to other Chinese companies. Tsingshan Holding Group did not respond to a request for comment for this story.

Ahmad Redi, an expert in natural resources and mining law at the University of Tarumanagara, believes that China’s dominance is a double-edged sword: On one side, it gives a boost to Indonesia’s state income and local economic growth, but on the other, it could mean that Indonesia’s nickel becomes a pawn in China’s larger industrialization agenda. “[This means] that maximum economic and added value potentials can’t be achieved by Indonesia,” he told Rest of World.

Additionally, Chinese investors are not known for having the highest concerns for environmental impact, Redi said. “The environmental damage and social conflict will cause Indonesia to suffer long-term losses,” he said.


😂😂 people who recommend Telegram and Signal as “privacy alternatives” 😂😂 people who fall for that 💔


For the science of profit while fucking up people yes. Thought the oppium wars would have teached something to the communists, instead they like showing off how big a cigar they can suck.


Original article

adult handgun owners carrying a loaded handgun on their person doubled from 2015 to 2019

So one can hypothesize it might have had some impact in gun violence. It just does not look like it was a research question for the study. But this question interests me.


Yeah. Still none of those report on 2015-2019. I’m aware it increases gun violence. I mostly criticizing the article for not making an actual correlation, which I find is an important information to add.


If the US historically had not take part in such activities worldwide I would not have made that claim. Because the US have done so much imperialist activities that lead to war, military dictatorships, … it is only logical to assume US involvement.

And it is not the first time US tries to fuck up China specifically

Also of course some people in China will be legitimately angry with the regime (ever saw that nail houses thing?), but not assuming US involvement is naive.


I should have been more specific yes. Anyway the article is lacking very much because it does not show the correlation. Also maybe the correlation should be adjusted for the social isolation period that lead to an increase in things like mass shootings

logically means that you think carrying guns keeps individuals safer

Ah no. In a scenario in which everyone carries a gun, it only seems riskier to not carry a gun as well


Also read: how capitalism destroyed society and is going to destroy all forms of life except the capitalist class


Ofc. What I asked is the change/increase during that period, from 2015 to 2019. I asked for the data


Imperialist west/US is totally taking part in that, either funding or leading in some way. Go and make your demands; but demanding the CPC down, that is demanding a liberal, US-like model, will just destroy China (that is all US wants). So these protesters are acting in bad-faith or were brainwashed and don’t have enough information.


If anyone can carry a gun, I would carry one as well. And what is the correlation with gun violence?



Besides socioeconomic issues, I’d also correlate that to neofacist forces.

in part due to the global pandemic, lockdowns and the economic impact of these.

Most of the violence women and girls face is at the hands of intimate partners and family members, and it begins at an early age. Studies show that one in four young women (aged 15-24 years), who have been in a relationship, will have already experienced violence by an intimate partner by the time they reach their mid-twenties.


That clear things up. Thanks for all the info!


What about forces like US saying to intervene/support Taiwan militarily, also Taiwan having strong economic relations with West? Taiwan is basically a proxy, military strategic position to US in Asia/Pacific.

Also separatist party? Afaik historically it was KMT people who fled to the island after losing to CPC


Nice. Ditch WhatsApp. Use an app that has no user identifiers to begin with so no chance of that happening, that is apps like https://simplex.chat/



How much time until China invades Taiwan?
Some 3 to 5 years? What are the chances of win or defeat?

That’s because you have enough information. Most watching do not; and they are not the ones who decide to fund it. If people could directly choose in a transparent way what to do with their taxes, do you think most would actively and authentically choose to fund it?


What are your favorite science video content creators?
cross-posted from: https://beehaw.org/post/201230 Mine's - [PBS Space Time](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g) - [Sabine Hossenfelder](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1yNl2E66ZzKApQdRuTQ4tw) - [Kurzgesagt](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q)

What are your favorite science video content creators?
cross-posted from: https://beehaw.org/post/201230 Mine's - [PBS Space Time](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g) - [Sabine Hossenfelder](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1yNl2E66ZzKApQdRuTQ4tw) - [Kurzgesagt](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q)

What are your favorite science video content creators?
Mine's - [PBS Space Time](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g) - [Sabine Hossenfelder](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1yNl2E66ZzKApQdRuTQ4tw) - [Kurzgesagt](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q)

cross-posted from: https://beehaw.org/post/195767 > President Xi Jinping pledged to redistribute wealth while turning up the heat on China’s upscale citizens and businesses. So, what keeps Chinese communism going? CaspianReports says it is because geopolitics, development, national security, stability. BTW ofc China is not Communist. What are your informed arguments?

cross-posted from: https://beehaw.org/post/195767 > President Xi Jinping pledged to redistribute wealth while turning up the heat on China’s upscale citizens and businesses. So, what keeps Chinese communism going? CaspianReports says it is because geopolitics, development, national security, stability. BTW ofc China is not Communist. What are your informed arguments?

cross-posted from: https://beehaw.org/post/195767 > President Xi Jinping pledged to redistribute wealth while turning up the heat on China’s upscale citizens and businesses. So, what keeps Chinese communism going? CaspianReports says it is because geopolitics, development, national security, stability. BTW ofc China is not Communist. What are your informed arguments?

> President Xi Jinping pledged to redistribute wealth while turning up the heat on China’s upscale citizens and businesses. So, what keeps Chinese communism going? CaspianReports says it is because geopolitics, development, national security, stability. BTW ofc China is not Communist. What are your informed arguments?

Dominant Capital and the Government
cross-posted from: https://beehaw.org/post/180514 > Summary > >On paper, the U.S. government is free to legislate its path and determine its policies. In principle, there is little to prevent a resolute U.S. administration from challenging the power of the country’s dominant capital and clip the wings of its largest firms. > >But it would be good to remember that the U.S. government---like most other governments---has become part and parcel of an increasingly global state of capital. This integration has undermined the de facto autonomy of governments everywhere. Whether willing or reluctant, many if not most policymakers have become pawns of a global mode of power they cannot control and that forces them to tranquilize the increasingly vulnerable population that dominant capital helps create. Government spending has inflated, but this inflation betrays weakness, not strength. > >Larger-yet-weaker neoliberal governments are the alter-ego of bigger-and-meaner dominant capital. It is hard to think of any important sector or aspect of society, in the United States and elsewhere, where dominant capital does not dominate. It is true that, faced with increasing resistance, the rising power of dominant capital in the United States has slowed down significantly over the years and seems to have stalled completely in recent times (Figure 1). But the level of this power is still greater than ever, and it is yet to show any meaningful decline. Finally, and importantly, the stalling advance of U.S. dominant capital makes it extra vigilant against any serious challenge. > >Prediction: if the current U.S. government delivers on its promise to curtail the might of the country’s largest corporations, it will face the wrath of the most powerful megamachine the world has ever seen. > >---Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan, authors of the Capital as Power, the power theory of value - https://ideas.repec.org/p/zbw/esprep/242968.html - https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/242968/1/20210930-bn-dominant-capital-and-the-government-rn.pdf

Dominant Capital and the Government
cross-posted from: https://beehaw.org/post/180514 > Summary > >On paper, the U.S. government is free to legislate its path and determine its policies. In principle, there is little to prevent a resolute U.S. administration from challenging the power of the country’s dominant capital and clip the wings of its largest firms. > >But it would be good to remember that the U.S. government---like most other governments---has become part and parcel of an increasingly global state of capital. This integration has undermined the de facto autonomy of governments everywhere. Whether willing or reluctant, many if not most policymakers have become pawns of a global mode of power they cannot control and that forces them to tranquilize the increasingly vulnerable population that dominant capital helps create. Government spending has inflated, but this inflation betrays weakness, not strength. > >Larger-yet-weaker neoliberal governments are the alter-ego of bigger-and-meaner dominant capital. It is hard to think of any important sector or aspect of society, in the United States and elsewhere, where dominant capital does not dominate. It is true that, faced with increasing resistance, the rising power of dominant capital in the United States has slowed down significantly over the years and seems to have stalled completely in recent times (Figure 1). But the level of this power is still greater than ever, and it is yet to show any meaningful decline. Finally, and importantly, the stalling advance of U.S. dominant capital makes it extra vigilant against any serious challenge. > >Prediction: if the current U.S. government delivers on its promise to curtail the might of the country’s largest corporations, it will face the wrath of the most powerful megamachine the world has ever seen. > >---Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan, authors of the Capital as Power, the power theory of value - https://ideas.repec.org/p/zbw/esprep/242968.html - https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/242968/1/20210930-bn-dominant-capital-and-the-government-rn.pdf

Dominant Capital and the Government
> Summary > >On paper, the U.S. government is free to legislate its path and determine its policies. In principle, there is little to prevent a resolute U.S. administration from challenging the power of the country’s dominant capital and clip the wings of its largest firms. > >But it would be good to remember that the U.S. government---like most other governments---has become part and parcel of an increasingly global state of capital. This integration has undermined the de facto autonomy of governments everywhere. Whether willing or reluctant, many if not most policymakers have become pawns of a global mode of power they cannot control and that forces them to tranquilize the increasingly vulnerable population that dominant capital helps create. Government spending has inflated, but this inflation betrays weakness, not strength. > >Larger-yet-weaker neoliberal governments are the alter-ego of bigger-and-meaner dominant capital. It is hard to think of any important sector or aspect of society, in the United States and elsewhere, where dominant capital does not dominate. It is true that, faced with increasing resistance, the rising power of dominant capital in the United States has slowed down significantly over the years and seems to have stalled completely in recent times (Figure 1). But the level of this power is still greater than ever, and it is yet to show any meaningful decline. Finally, and importantly, the stalling advance of U.S. dominant capital makes it extra vigilant against any serious challenge. > >Prediction: if the current U.S. government delivers on its promise to curtail the might of the country’s largest corporations, it will face the wrath of the most powerful megamachine the world has ever seen. > >---Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan, authors of the Capital as Power, the power theory of value - https://ideas.repec.org/p/zbw/esprep/242968.html - https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/242968/1/20210930-bn-dominant-capital-and-the-government-rn.pdf







Innovative operating systems including Linux distributions, specially those which are usable?
In my experience, the most innovative distributions include [NixOS](https://nixos.org/) and [GNU Guix System](https://guix.gnu.org) (Nix influenced it): determinism/correctness, pure functional paradigm, declarative, atomic, departing from FHS for good, ... And they are pretty useful currently: [Nix has the most packages](https://repology.org/repositories/statistics/total), both are declarative so can easily reuse the configuration and apply in infrastructure as code, can rollback, can use for development (basically a way better alternative to Docker), can use in other distributions and Nix even on MacOS... Nix community being generally more practical, agile and flexible, while the GNU Guix community enforcing more correctness (building everything in their repositories from source including all transitive dependencies) and software freedom as GNU/FSF defines. Other distributions I could include are musl based ones, Clear Linux, Fedora SIlverblue, OpenSUSE MicroOS, and projects like sel4, Theseus OS, but I don't have much experience with them to describe them fairly. So please lets discourse about innovative distributions and operating systems, those which you have experienced, which you may be excited about.


cross-posted from: https://beehaw.org/post/143391 --- > ...arrival of Buddhism from Korea in the 6th century. At that time, the Japanese were meat eaters. Venison and wild boar (which was sometimes called yama kujira, or “mountain whale”) were popular. Aristocrats enjoyed hunting and feasting on deer entrails and wild fowl. > > Yet Buddhism teaches that humans can be reincarnated into other living beings, including animals. Meat eaters run the risk of consuming their own reincarnated ancestors: not a very palatable thought. Buddhist principles of respect for life and avoidance of waste, especially in the case of food, slowly began to shape Japanese culture and seep into native Shinto beliefs. > > In 675 A.D., Emperor Tenmu issued the first official decree banning consumption of beef, horse, dog, chicken, and monkey during the height of farming season from April to September. As time went on, the practice would be solidified and expanded into a year-round taboo against all meat eating. Also worth reading https://www.kikkoman.co.jp/kiifc/foodculture/pdf_09/e_002_008.pdf --- I have come to this after reading https://standardebooks.org/ebooks/etsu-inagaki-sugimoto/a-daughter-of-the-samurai/text/chapter-4 > I was about eight years old when I had my first taste of meat. For twelve centuries, following the introduction of the Buddhist religion, which forbids the killing of animals, the Japanese people were vegetarians. In late years, however, both belief and custom have changed considerably, and now, though meat is not universally eaten, it can be found in all restaurants and hotels. But when I was a child it was looked upon with horror and loathing.