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What’s Worse Than Climate Catastrophe? Climate Catastrophe Plus Fascism.

A conversation with Andreas Malm about his new book, 'White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Danger of Fossil Fascism.'

thenation.com/article/environm

US Soldiers Expose Nuclear Weapons Secrets Via Flashcard apps

For US soldiers tasked with the custody of nuclear weapons in Europe, the stakes are high. Security protocols are lengthy, detailed and need to be known by heart. To simplify this process, some service members have been using publicly visible flashcard learning apps — inadvertently revealing a multitude of sensitive security protocols about US nuclear weapons and the bases at which they are stored.

bellingcat.com/news/2021/05/28

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“When Tesla’s bitcoin purchase policy was announced, the bitcoin cost of a Model 3 produced about 400 metric tons of carbon dioxide, compared with just 8.85 metric tons to make and drive the car over its lifetime.”

And they call this guy a genius. I have other words in mind.

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

Iran Uses Crypto Mining To Lessen Impact of Sanctions

The electricity being used by miners in Iran would require the equivalent of around 10 million barrels of crude oil each year to generate, around 4% of total Iranian oil exports in 2020, according to the study. "The Iranian state is therefore effectively selling its energy reserves on the global markets, using the Bitcoin mining process to bypass trade embargoes.

m.slashdot.org/story/385718

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We should implement a wealth overflow. Once you get to a certain level of wealth, you wrap around to living on whatever universal income and social baseline everyone in your society gets. So it would be in your interests to ensure those improve with every lap around the track.

Or, even better, make it random. The moment being picked becomes something no one fears is the moment you know you have created a just, equitable, caring, and fair society.

Money for Nothing
The more complex crypto seems, the higher the pyramid schemes can go

"Art, to paraphrase Guy Debord, has always been the cutting edge in money. Under capitalism, one of art’s core functions is to innovate new ways to produce and reproduce value. "

web.archive.org/web/2021042521

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