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Fake news versus real news in a dictatorship: upsidedownism and samisdat in the U.S. of A.

How peculiarly upside down things are. As I was commenting on the scary Charlie Warzel interview with a games designer,I kept thinking about samisdat. I kept reading and typing and thinking, “What the hell?” Trump calls our free press, our … Continue reading

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Racism, corporate and Christian awakenings, and police blotters

From Harper’s Weekly Report: Colgate-Palmolive announced that it is considering changing the brand name Darlie, which is marketed in Chinese as “Black person toothpaste”; the line was formerly called “Darkie” and used a man in blackface for its logo. “…considering…” … Continue reading

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I never buy from Amazon. Two new reasons in support

From 538 Significant Digits: 8 pages During its failed establishment of a second headquarters in New York City, Amazon reportedly kept a “burn book” — “an eight-page, bullet-pointed, Calibri font testimony” of what the company saw as insults from politicians … Continue reading

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