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End-stage capitalism's defining characteristic is making money rather than making things.
This is a really good summary.
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Texas Just Had Its Biggest Earthquake in Decades, and Fracking Is a Prime Suspect

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Dinosaurs, making the ground rumble since before it was cool…

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They talk about the Permian Basin as if it were the sole concentration of fracking activity in the state. In fact, most of the state sits on top of various shale basins. The entire southern part of Texas is the Eagle Ford basin, for example – pronounced “eagle-furd” as if one word – Haynesville in eastern Texas, Barnett in the northern part, etc. And they are all actively involved in fracking activities.

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Yikes, this map was a real eye-opener!

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Tax prep services send sensitive financial info to Facebook - and they didn’t even know they were doing it

https://pluralistic.net/2022/11/22/free-file-now/#still-the-product

If you were unfortunate enough to e-file your US tax using HR Block, Taxact or Taxslayer, your most sensitive financial information was nonconsenually shared with Facebook, where it was added to the involuntary dossier the company maintains billions of people, including people who don’t have Facebook accounts.

A blockbuster investigative report from The Markup and The Verge reveals that major tax-prep services illegally embedded the Facebook tracking pixel in their sites, configured so that it transmitted as much data as possible to the surveillance giant.

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Innocence Sold: Florida hotels have stacked up thousands of violations of a 2019 sex-trafficking law. But not one has been fined.

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Pentagon fails to pass new financial audit, unable to account for over $2 trillion in assets

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ETA: Plz click to enlarge

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