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Remy Porter
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Not much of a problem, but one heck of a solution
Not much of a problem, but one heck of a solution

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Boy, this is a real collection of winners, here. Real geniuses.
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A great documentary on how we remember things
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Boy, if there's one thing I hate, it's a reliable water system treated to prevent the spread of infection.
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While hunting up some stock footage, I found this video from IBM promoting Kingston and Ulster County (as they opened offices here around then). So weird.

It's a very boring video, for a very boring area.

+Nick McIntosh
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Longer educational cycles and the school-to-prison pipeline are natural responses to the inherent instability of capitalism in a post-labor society. We don't have enough useful work for people to do, so we have to keep people from entering the workforce for as long as possible, either by delaying their entry via higher education or by chucking them in prison. The latter is "superior", as it creates a whole pile of jobs, from guards to food service to laundry and of course construction!

That's not to sell higher education short as a means of controlling the proletariat and keeping the economic ship on an "even keel"- having someone with a Masters working at Starbucks, carrying all the debt that comes with that higher degree neatly chains them into a cycle of unproductive, minimally profitable labor.

All this is to say, I'm not surprised that the Trump administration is looking to speed up this process. They work for the capital classes whose continued wealth depends on segmenting the proletariat, imprisoning as many as possible, and giving the rest enough table scraps that they remain fed, but never satisfied.
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As a freelancer, I'm very very fortunate that I don't have this problem. It's pure luck that I'm in a place, and at an income, where I can cover my family's heath-care costs.

And that, by the way, is why I'm also a socialist. I'm not better, or smarter, or more crafty or creative than people that struggle. I just happen- through more coincidence than anything else- to have landed myself in a place where I can be comfortable.

This shouldn't be luck. Our economy should make everyone successful, comfortable, and happy (as much as the latter is possible).
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