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Flat-Earthers Have a Wild New Theory About Forests - The Atlantic
Now, with the peculiar cosmology of capitalist production subsuming an entire planet into its logic, mythological worlds are increasingly homogenized, and all that difference and weirdness is no longer geographically extensive.
flatearth  internet  conspiracy  culture 
3 days ago
Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush - The New York Times
The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. "That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."
politics  america  georgewbush  georgebush  nytimes  reality 
7 weeks ago
'Worst view in the world': Banksy opens hotel overlooking Bethlehem wall | World news | The Guardian
“My accountant was worried some people will be too scared to travel to the West Bank, but then I remind him – for my last show they spent a whole day in Weston-super-Mare.”
palestine  banksy  art  protest  israel 
8 weeks ago
How Uber Used Secret Greyball Tool to Deceive Authorities Worldwide - The New York Times
One method involved drawing a digital perimeter, or “geofence,” around authorities’ offices on a digital map of the city that Uber monitored. The company watched which people frequently opened and closed the app — a process internally called “eyeballing” — around that location, which signified that the user might be associated with city agencies.
uber  surveillance  regulation  illegal  nytimes  evasion  law 
8 weeks ago
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