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Cities/ Public Transportation Anonymous Comrade 01/26/2021 (Tue) 19:22:37 No. 20241 [Reply]
I'm starting to go crazy because I lived in. I live in a beach town in Florida filled with rich boomers in gated communities, shit traffic filled with shitty drivers. Using your car for fucking everywhere you go, even for a grocery run to a store that took 20 minutes to go there. Or if you want to have to go out to a nightclub, that's an hour. It got to the point that I willing to drop out of school and drive out of this shithole sunshine state to find a city that I don't want to use a car anymore and rather use the subway. Which city here in the U.S is perfect for not being a carpool, highway-infected, suburbia nightmare? I think Seattle, Portland, or San Francisco on the West coast for its nice area and public transport, but skeptical about it due to the whole housing crisis there. Any Places? Also, public transportation thread.
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>>20244 U.S only
>>20241 chicago is pretty chill but chicago is downright impossible to live in, a city like SF would be worse i wouldn't go to the westcoast unless it was seattle and unless you had the ability i think you are looking for a minor city, maybe try Austin, TX. the US is pretty big and there's actually several developed minor cities in just about every state
>>20249 chicago public transit is pretty chill* eastcoast/NE has public transit all over
research public transit. having a bicycle isn't too bad as well
be careful because some cities have too much black people all at once

Cats Anonymous Comrade 06/28/2020 (Sun) 06:19:33 No. 10931 [Reply] [Last]
Do you think cats can pass the mirror test? My cats seem self aware, but aren't interested in mirrors. They also have zero understanding of computer screens, and keep crawling behind speakers looking for the source when you play recorded cat meows, no matter how many times you do it. I really wish I could communicate enough with animals to explain how technology works sometimes, or how certain things are dangerous to them. It would be more fun if I could teach cats about light switches, or if we could design VR video headsets with games that cats would like to play.
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>>18422 That sucks. RIP.
Forgot this thread existed. Bump for more cats.
I found a stray kitten stuck in some bushes. She navigated her way through some thick brush after I meowed to her and she meowed back until she was close enough for me to grab her. I checked around for the mom a day or two to see if the mom was looking for her, but she didn’t show so I had to raise her. At about 5 weeks old she started getting seizures so now I know why mom abandoned her. Never got pet insurance so now I’m fucked. So far had one trip for 1.8k usd another for 1.1k and a 2.2k trip for a mri and spinal tap. Everything came back fucking clean and no diagnosis so far, so all that to find out it’s probably genetic and she’ll have seizures her whole life. She’s 12 weeks now but time the kitten has a seizure she poops and pees all over cuz she has no control. And I have to monitor her all day. Donno what to do, taking care of her is taking all my time, barely being able to get work done. But no one will probably adopt her and a shelter would probably have put her down a long time ago. Plus I like the little girl so its hard giving her up. I didn’t know having a pet was this much work, I might as well have had a baby.
>>18422 I'm your cat and it was tonight. I just died in your arms tonight.
>>20236 i guess you do have a baby. it's really up to you. I won't blame anyone in your situation for putting her down.

Meteorology Anonymous Comrade 01/26/2021 (Tue) 02:46:18 No. 20237 [Reply]
Since I was a little kid I have loved the weather, I used to make my own snow storm forecast. I have decided I want to do it as a "career". So my question to anons is do any of you find meteorology to be interesting. What are aspects of it that does interest you...
I don't know anything about it, how does it work? Do they still use frogs?

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Lord of the Rings/ Tolkien’s Legendarium Anonymous Comrade 10/25/2020 (Sun) 22:18:17 No. 18068 [Reply] [Last]
Noticed a lot people talking about Tolkien’s works and philosophy. So, I created a thread specifically dedicated for that and other things related to it, like the movies and games.
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>>18901 >Eru Ilúvatar himself showed up and enacted Aragorn's flat rate tax policy across the universe.
>>19246 To be fair, the Valar were probably freaked out about killing large numbers of "fragile" men in the upheaval. They didn't have to worry about that when they went to drag Morgoth out of Utumno since neither elves or men were born yet.
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The older I get and the more I learn the clearer it becomes to me why Chronicles of Narnia would have driven Tolkien completely insane; The Santa part almost ruined their friendship. >Tolkien: you can’t just patch random things together because you like them, everything has to fit together in a dense textural weave of reasonable causes and effects <Lewis: ...and then the witch from the other dimension turns the fox to stone for having a contraband tea party...
>>18164 wrong, they are super bourg
>>20214 >super bourg Reallly? How so? They don't ngage in imperialism or have any large capitalist industries, the closest you'll get to bourgie stuff is the general Middle Earth tendency to obsess over ancestry and inherited possessions.

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Anonymous Comrade 01/21/2021 (Thu) 02:52:06 No. 20212 [Reply]
>turn the page >next chapter is Taking an Uzi to the Gym man, this book is a wild ride

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Comrade 08/19/2019 (Mon) 18:17:31 No. 179 [Reply]
Hi anons.

What are some good podcasts about marxist economic theory?
I don't give a fuck about racism, troons being troons, philosophy, political science or Adorno's aesthetics.
I want to study marxist economics, not radlib bullshit.

Here are some I particulary enjoy:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh2UY1hxlMr4_7Az_iQ82HQ/videos (mostly news unfortunaly)
https://www.youtube.com/user/RichardDWolff/videos (econ profesor)
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Chapo shits on the historical legacy of socialism, through.
What's Left with Aimee Terese and the other guy is pretty good.

Also if anyone knows where I can get the premium episodes for free, please do point the way.
https://fromalpha2omega.podomatic.com/ has some episodes about economic theory. Had Paul Cockshott on a couple times. >>183 Not really what OP asked for. Too much focus on media spectacle.
https://www.futurehistories.today/ Podcast about alternative systems to capitalism. Neurath, Cockshott, Michael Albert (Parecon) have been talked about. Some episodes are in English, some in German.
>>179 red podcast channel on youtube

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Anonymous 10/12/2020 (Mon) 17:00:28 No. 17268 [Reply] [Last]
Is skin care bourgeois?
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>>18140 > SCUM Manifesto Extremely based manifesto that makes white men s e e t h e
>thread about skincare turns into trannie shitfest This is why nobody likea trannie s
>>17294 Idk but I ain't cut so mine aint being used
>>20159 t carpet munching eugenicist
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Semen facials are the preferred skin care method. Approved by all dermatologists.

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Television Anonymous Comrade 03/25/2020 (Wed) 03:35:09 No. 7366 [Reply] [Last]
Let's make a thread to discuss, review and analyze tv shows. Everybody is binging something these days. Argue about dvd commentaries, Post your thesis on King of the Hill, Reminisce about a tv show you used to watch but don't quite remember it's title. Just about anything related to shows. Post your highscore on those Ben 10 CN flash games. Anything goes.
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Been watching the modern cosmos with Neil DeGrasse Tyson. I know it's a "We love science" reddit soyfest, but I gotta say I've kinda been enjoying myself
I finished Black Mirror a while ago, let it sit for a while, and now I'll post about it. Coming through with a hot take right out the door: its actually not THAT bad. So, here's how I'll do it, I'll go over episode by episode. Since I don't recal the names, I'll think of new ones for my own little joke (haha). SEASON I: Episode I: The Phantom Cameron So I hear that the first season was supposedly good. Well, this first episode sucked dick. Well, not the episode, more so the libshit Sorkinite "muh decency optigz" writter did. I'm sorry, but making your piece of shit, ruling class, privilaged shitter PM fuck a pig live on air is funny. But now, the show goes on a moralist fingerwagging crusade about how le decent public would never want to actually see it and even the perpetrator kills himself in shame. Dumb. Also why the hell is the PMs wife pissed? The guy did it to save a life. Pretty understandable and forgivable imo. Idk, maybe its more moralism about how its bad to do this cuz you'll make the guy sad. Episode II: A big amount of Labour Vouchers with Burger characteristics Here we have to discuss an elephant in the room. Black Mirror episodes dealing with dystopias all have stupid premises. So, like this one: its about a post scarecity society that uses a fully planned economy based on pure Labour Time, but oh, arbitrarily the artisan entertainers are a ruling class (a ruling class that still labours), and the lower class is arbitrarilly put in hellworld burgerland living spaces. And the answer is simple - the writers are dumb ass libs, who don't know what the hell they are talking about. So the episode that, in fact, is a great critique of capitalism if you don't think about it too much, just becomes a mess on closer inspection. But aside from that, the episode is, as I said, good as an anti-capitalist piece: it shows commodity fetishism, the trend towards all culture descending to the lowest trash possible, the ability of the system to recuperate anything culturally as well as pointing out the bourgoise as the villains. Episode III: That one film where they switch their phones for dinner and find out each others secrets, Silicon Valley edition As I said in the title, its basically like that film which name escapes me that I described. Its the same "oh, is the secret better left burried?" plot. However it does something else. It lays out great criticism of the current day social media, where everything stays up forever. That is not how humans should function. What you did, what you said, where you've been, all that shit should bever be perfectly saved for eternity. And this episode critiques it, which I like. Season score: 4/10 SEASON II:

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>>20151 SEASON IV Episode I: Terky goes off Fun, lighthearted but still exciting to watch episode. Absolutely great. The concept is fun, the villain being an ego-maniac PMC is fun, I feel no sorrow for him getting an aneurism and just, hell, why can't more Black Mirror be like this or the Cyber Heaven episode? Episode II: Attack Helicopter Parenting I liked this one. Its a solid critique, but not of tech, but of the concept of helicopter parenting, that just used tech in this example. Not much more aside from that though. Episode III: Karen strikes again These last few episodes had a really good thing about them - they didn't really tackle some sort of supper massive "tech bad" apocalyptic shit, and they were all great for it, because, I believe, the writers can't handle that stuff. This episode gollows this formula again. Its a rather simple, tragic crime story. At best it tackles the topic of running from responsibility, but that is such a fifth grade ethics class topic it doesn't really count. Tech just plays a maguffin role, its ok. Episode IV: Horny Games Once again a fun, rather lighthearted episode. I think I started getting the writters vibezone at this point, since I called the plot twist of it being a dating app halfway through. Slight minus for it once again hitting the AI joint. Episode V: Bezos makes you his bitch Matt once talked on Cushvlog how allegedly the dogs were originally planned to be human controlled. I feel that was a missed opprotunity. Now its another one of those bad dystopia scenarios - oh no Amazon drones ran amock! I feel it would have been more interesting if the apocalypse was just some sort of regional collapse, but Amazon just didn't gave a shit and still protected their warehouse or some shit. Now its just Terminator. Tbh it was a cool episode, actually exciting etc. Not bad.

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Anonymous Comrade 11/24/2019 (Sun) 15:00:48 No. 2935 [Reply]
jucika thread pls
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>>16294 >>16295 >>16298 >>16331 >>19173 These modern remakes are so fucking soulless.
>>19199 But they did? >>20062 How so?
>>20150 old ting gud! new ting b-bad!!1

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Meditation Anonymous Comrade 06/08/2020 (Mon) 22:37:24 No. 10331 [Reply]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAVPDYhW_nw Does anyone have any experience with meditation or mindfulness? Ive been seeing it again and again and it *supposedly, i havent checked myself** studies show it can help you focus better and reduce overstimulation from the outside world. As someone who has struggled my entire life being overstimulated by everything, and who has felt my anxiety increase and my ability to focus drop over the past few years, I wonder if i should try meditating. Leaving aside all of the spiritual aspects, and leaving aside all of the stemlord objections, are there tangible benefits? Did anyone try? How do i properly do it? For how long? Thank you.
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>>19346 As cringe as it sounds, I downloaded an app. I hope it helps. I've been getting increasingly worse anxiety since I stopped my casual meditation 8 years ago. It's reaching a very uncomfortable point where even office work is becoming unbearable. I have stopped smoking weed completely because of my anxiety too.
>>19348 It's not cringe m8, just do your thing (though keep that phone off while meditating)
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>>10331 https://zmm.org/teachings-and-training/meditation-instructions/ Just do zazen and mindfulness on your own, it's difficult when you start but just keep at it. Be careful not to fall into any buddhist trap of making you pray and chant towards "deities" and shit, which is a danger with these guided meditations. If they say something to the effect of "light washing over you", end it there. Zazen meditation is compatible with atheism, other religions, anarchism, communism, etc. because it is all about you learning more about yourself, your mind, and so on. I mean, Zen is of course a religion, with structure, priests, hierarchy, blah blah blah, but the cool part is you don't need to take part or learn any of that if you don't want to, and still get the benefits of zazen. I attached some Crazy Cloud poetry for your reading pleasure.
>>11931 Link to it >>10312
is it normal to experience false sense of epiphany and generic smugness after meditation? I'll be quite honest : I don't believe in Buddhist/Hindi bullshit in wishing good well on all the living beings and am exclusively focusing on breathings and disassociation from my own emotions because that's what was recommended on book 10% happier. I think using meditation to calm my nerve has been beneficial but not sure if I am being ineffective / self-delusional by not following more traditional apprach


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