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tsaomengde:My feed is currently exploding with the fact that Biden picked Kamala Harris as his veep....

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tsaomengde:

My feed is currently exploding with the fact that Biden picked Kamala Harris as his veep. I would like to remind my friends of the following points:

1) She’s a cop, and we’re allowed to be unhappy. We’re allowed to be mad, even.

2) We are not just voting for the Presidency. We are also voting for Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement. And a lot of other stuff, but let RBG retire or die secure in the knowledge that doing so will not fuck over this country.

3) “Kamala Harris is a cop and ACAB” and “Kamala Harris’s nomination represents a number of important firsts in the field of politics” are both solid takes that do not cancel one another out and in fact coexist because we do not live in a magic Star Wars world where we have just have the Light Side and Dark Side.

4) The immigrants currently being held in cages and doused with weapons-grade disinfectant by our own government will not appreciate the subtleties of our political choices if we elect Trump for a second term through our inaction or dithering. For that matter, the people dying of COVID because Trump gutted the pandemic response team and then mishandled our response to the virus will not appreciate them. Because they’re dying or dead. Because we couldn’t get our shit together four years ago. My own mother may be one of these people. I’ll never know for sure.

You’re all adults, and I’m not here to tell you what to do. I will, however, share what I’m going to do: I will vote for Biden and his cop sidekick in November. And then if Trump gets a second term anyway, I’m arming myself and getting my ducks in order to go underground, because my Jewish wife and I are not going into the gas chambers quietly.

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I think google decided to show me the same 4 terrible ads in YouTube over and ov...

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I think google decided to show me the same 4 terrible ads in YouTube over and over until I break down and turn on tracking/targetted ads.

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sirshannon
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Zaxbys is wasting so much money on this.

I’m sorry but you don’t deserve extra credit for starting a meal with a large sh...

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I’m sorry but you don’t deserve extra credit for starting a meal with a large shared plate of sliced ribeye.

That’s just table steaks.

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Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men, Episode 303 – No Simple Answers, feat. Laura Hudson

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Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men, Episode 303 – No Simple Answers, feat. Laura Hudson:

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In which writer and editor Laura Hudson joins us as we take a break from X-Men comics to discuss the complicated ethics of consuming and covering comics by creators we’re not comfortable promoting.

LINKS:

No visual companion to this one, for obvious reasons; see the links listed above.

Find us on iTunes or Stitcher!

Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men is 100% ad-free and listener supported. If you want to help support the podcast–and unlock more cool stuff–you can do that right here!

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INTERNET! WE MADE YOU A PODCAST!

I don’t tend to do the “If you listen to only one episode…” thing very often; but honestly: I think 303 is one of the most worthwhile conversations we’ve had on air, and it’s entirely removed from X-Men continuity. So, if you’re going to listen to only one episode–well, I’d recommend this one.

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DNA Lounge: Wherein Uber bought Postmates, and so we have closed our Postmates account.

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Uber just bought Postmates. Consequently, I'm closing the DNA Pizza Postmates account. And I encourage you to close your Postmates account as well.

There are almost innumerable reasons to not do business with Uber, but let's start with: it is literally blood money:

  • Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman owns more than 10% of Uber, at over $3.5 billion of investment.

  • The CIA concluded that bin Salman personally ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He was dismembered with a bone saw while still alive, beheaded, and had his fingers cut off within minutes of walking into a Saudi embassy.

  • Even after Prince Bonesaw ordered the murder of a journalist, Uber founder and billionaire sociopath Travis Kalanick (who still owns 8.5% of Uber, after being fired as CEO) took another $400 million from the Saudis for another bullshit gig-economy con-job called "Cloud Kitchens" where now he's trying to dismember the restaurant industry and sell off the parts.

Here's Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi saying of bin Salman, "Who among us hasn't dismembered someone with a bone saw? Mistakes were made."

I think that government said that they made a mistake. It's a serious mistake. We've made mistakes too, right, with self-driving... So I think that people make mistakes. It doesn't mean that they can never be forgiven.

If, after knowing this, you would ever, ever give money to Uber... what is wrong with you? What would it take?

But let's keep going, shall we?

So that's who Postmates is now. Do you want to enrich them?

That "Cloud Kitchens" enterprise is a dystopian horror show, too. It means that Kalanick and the Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund own the first part of restaurant take-out -- the menu and online ordering; they own the third part -- delivery; and now they also own the second part -- actually making the food. The "restaurant", at that point, is just a brand logo. Their sweatshops make the same food for everybody and paste whatever name on it. The restaurant isn't even a franchise at that point. It's a sticker.

Taking this stand is probably going to cost us a big chunk of our (small, and dwindling) weekly delivery business, but enough is enough.

Grubhub Doordash Slicelife Allset

You can still find us on the other delivery services. But, as always, it's better for everyone if you call us directly at 415-626-0166 for pick-up. That way we don't have to turn over a full 15% of the order price to these middlemen.

Oh yeah, please join our Patreon.

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acdha
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Washington, DC
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sirshannon
29 days ago
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If you still use Uber, you’re probably a Facebook fan.
mkalus
32 days ago
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Never have taken any of their cars or used any of their service. Cannot see myself ever being desperate enough to do so.
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