Democrats posture over Trump Supreme Court nominee The Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings Tuesday on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, the second nomination by President Donald Trump to fill a seat on the high court. wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/05/kava-s05.html
Saudi Arabia Will Now Punish Online Satire With Five-year Jail Term Saudi Arabia has announced it will punish online satire with jail sentences of up to five years, as the kingdom continues its crackdown on political dissent. outline.com/k3Kg6j
Report on IDF funding Syrian rebels pulled on request of ‘army's censor' - Jerusalem Post to RT IDF has forced the Jerusalem Post to remove its explosive report on the Israeli military giving weapons to the Syrian rebels, the newspaper’s managing editor confirmed to RT. rt.com/news/437719-jerusalem-post-idf-censor/
Washington escalates threats over Syria as Russia bombs Al Qaeda positions With forces loyal to the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad apparently preparing for a ground offensive to reassert control over the northwestern province of Idlib, the Trump White House, the State Department and the Pentagon have all issued warnings of a “humanitarian” catastrophe and threats of US retaliation over the use of chemical weapons. wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/05/syri-s05.html
1 in 10 Americans say they'll be in debt for the rest of their lives — reality is way worse A new study from Northwestern Mutual has found that many Americans are sinking in debt, and don't expect to climb out of it any time soon; the study found that more than one in 10 Americans say they will be in debt for the rest of their lives. The reality, however, may be bleaker. cnbc.com/2018/09/05/northwestern-mutual-how-many-americans-say-theyll-always-be-in-debt.html .
Based provisional & providential news user. The US debt crisis will be a huge problem for capitalism but a crucial moment for socialism. No doubt political power will be paralysed and you will see all kinds of signs pointing to a major shakedown on the superstructure.
As social opposition mounts, Silicon Valley and Washington step up internet censorship As executives from Facebook and Twitter prepare to testify Wednesday on Capitol Hill, the social media monopolies are scrambling to demonstrate how far they have gone to implement censorship measures demanded by the intelligence agencies and dominant sections of the political establishment. wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/05/pers-s05.html
And Zig Forums still claim that the EU is a bunch of “far-left extremists.”
Nuclear > Fossil Fuels
some of the content being removed will undoubtedly be nazi/pol shit meaning that the far right gets to play the victim and pretend like they're the only ones being censored
US whistleblower Chelsea Manning defies ban to speak in Australia Last Sunday, an audience of more than 1,500 gave courageous whistleblower Chelsea Manning a standing ovation at the conclusion of her hour-long appearance at Australia’s Sydney Opera House, part of its three-day ANTIDOTE festival. wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/05/mann-s05.html
The Victory of Privilege The notion of privilege has by now become entirely mainstream. Listening to someone discuss their privilege, watching as someone is told to check their privilege, hearing about someone acting in a typically privileged way… all of these experiences are by now familiar, especially in progressive circles. nakedcapitalism.com/2018/09/the-victory-of-privilege.html .
You are a good comr8, provisional news user. I volunteer as state mandated gf. 💕
I hope I live to see them collapse. If Alex Jones just did this kind of shit he'd be based. wew
The next crisis really is going to be The Big One if this is what's going on. Jus gonna quote the top comment on this:
Thorium is a complete meme, as nearly all deposits are far too sparse to yield any net energy, so the sum of usable thorium reserves is less than a third that of uranium, the only way to get sustainable power out of it (like all nuclear) is by transmuting it into weapons grade plutonium for use in an extraordinarily dangerous breeder reactor, and (like all nuclear) a large portion of the waste isn't actually spent fuel, but "low level waste" (mundane trash produced by any heavy industry, such as clothing, broken machinery, lubricants, coolants, cleaning solutions, mine tailings, etc.).
Er, I forgot to add, the distinction of low level waste from the junk produced by other heavy industries, is that (like everything associated with nuclear) it's all far too radioactive to be disposed of normally.
Thorium is five times as common as Uranium in the crust.
Pop quiz: Cerium is among the most common elements on earth, more common than copper, yet it is classified as a "rare earth", and extremely expensive. Why is this so? What does this fact have to do with thorium?
Why don't they just get it over with and shove cameras and microphones up our asses at birth?
(heil'd) Watching old dystopian fiction like that, the most terrifying part is that they imagined tracking devices would have to be forcefully tattooed on, implanted, or genetically imprinted, coupled with an extensive network of monitors, to ensure they can't be avoided or disabled. Now that the dystopia is here, the tracking devices are voluntarily carried, purchased and updated at the private expense of each victim, and people willfully avoid areas outside the tracking prison without walls or checkpoints.
[autistic screeching intensifies] oh good another Harry Turtledove parallel being set up, when is he going to dissolve the Confederate Congress? THE SAUDI ROYAL FAMILY LOVE BEING BUGGERED BY LIVESTOCK I AM SHITPOSTICUS And Zig Forumstards will lamprey onto this and make it about left vs right just like they have with gg, #takeaknee everything else. They will slather their frogs and swastikas and black dicks all over every attempt to protest this, scare away the normalfags, and will make the protests fail. And then they will blame us and the jews when it fails and they have to take some extra step to post their Rare Merchants. And shit will just keep getting worse as long as people fall for stupid crap like this. I hope they get in a fistfight. merchant.jpg quality
I suppose you'd rather keep acting smug than make your point?
We may not be forced but we are coerced to carry the devices though. You need a phone to function as a worker these days. There are all sorts of useful things about smartphones, too (they don't have to be tracking devices). And there are all sorts of addicting systems built into phone apps that keep people "engaged."
Fine then, just don't do nuclear. Not a fan of radioactive waste tbhfam.
As I said >nearly all deposits are far too sparse to yield any net energy This is because, while thorium is indeed very common on Earth, most of it is in energetically unprofitable deposits, such as thinly dispersed in granite or dissolved in seawater. For this reason, there are only about 1-2 MT of thorium reserves that can actually be exploited economically.
The thing is, there's absolutely no technical reason why a device like a cellphone has to have a fixed IMEI and IMSI irrevocably tied to your personal identity, with its full chain of continuity permanently recorded by a unified network all in the same entity's hands. Much like the structure and assumptions behind SNSs such as Facebook, or any centralized website where censorship would be at all feasible, the normalization of arbitrary practices are totally indefensible from a technical and moral standpoint are a result of profound self-delusion and apathy on the part of common people at what was once outrageous in concept alone.
A man can dream r-right? I don't want to abandon the nuclear dream reeeee On a more serious side, I have heard that thorium is so energy productive that even in very very small quantities it yeld abaurd amounts of enery, what do you think about it? Would the scarcity prevent it feom being usable anyway, is it a false thing ecc
Thorium has about as much energy as uranium. Most efficiency figures falsely compare thorium in a breeder reactor, versus uranium in a thermal reactor. This is totally misleading, both because any nuclear fuel can be used in a breeder to multiply efficiency over a hundred times, and because all fuels (including thorium) must be transmuted into weapons-grade plutonium in order for breeders to run at peak efficiency.
oh understood, interesting stuff thanks
might there be a way to filter it from the seawater?
Yes, but all of them cost a too much money (and energy).
Both Huxley and Orwell are right. We willingly participate, but force is applied where we do not. Also, we may be overloaded with information, but it is only ever information of a particular non-threatening nature. Real information is indeed actively hidden, as Edward Snowden and Brad Manning proved.
Whoa, I just realized that Sandra Bullock's character in Demolition Man was called "Huxley."
Her first names a reference to Brave New World too
hopefully the tech can be refined then, iirc that's part of what held up solar for a while