After successfully conniving millions of people out of their own personal info for the construction of digital voodoo dolls so as to wield control over their physical beings, Mark “my eyes are always bloodshot due to the crazy amounts of pills I fist down my throat every hour of the day” Zuckerberg has one-upped himself. By preemptively suing hundreds of people in case any of them might be bothered by his stealing their land. From the article:
In 2014, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg spent $100 million on 700 acres of beachfront land on Kauai’s North Shore to create a secluded sanctuary for his family. Now, he’s trying to ensure that privacy by suing families who might stake some claim to that land.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that Zuckerberg is filing lawsuits against a few hundred people – many living and some dead – who inherited or once owned “kuleana lands,” which are lands passed down to the heirs of the first landowner without a will or a deed.
Think of Facebook as a containment spell, like a pentagram drawn on the floor of your babysitter’s garage. Only, instead of summoners containing a demon, the demon is containing the summoners. And the demon is now claiming all of the worldly possessions of those helplessly entrapped. As I have written about before, private property in the United States is a myth. If the government wishes to build a highway through your home you cannot hope to challenge the decision, or even hope to score anything to cover the loss. Or in this case, if the government wishes to sell your land right out from under you, there is nothing you can do about it. But as long as it remains in your name you damn well better continue paying property taxes though, or else.
Republicans in Congress have just quietly conducted a repeat of that time Sarah Palin sold the Alaska governor’s official plane, which was state property, and pocketed all the money. They are set to give away 640 million acres of national land to the lowest bidders in an “everything must go” sale to end all everything must go sales. From the article:
In a single line of changes to the rules for the House of Representatives, Republicans have overwritten the value of federal lands, easing the path to disposing of federal property even if doing so loses money for the government and provides no demonstrable compensation to American citizens.
As private property truly is a myth, then property truly is theft. You own nothing, only yourself. And suicide being a felony means that you do not truly own that either.
Barbara Ehrenreich reports on how impossibly expensive it is to be poor in the United States. Who can honestly afford alcoholism? As I write this my jalopy has finally died of old age. I had bought it used 3 years ago with the understanding it may not last 2 months. It was my backup home, because I am not a good person. Lamont Lilly reports on how poverty has technically become criminalized in America today. Arguably in ways far more oppressive than back when debtors prisons were more public. Police never shoot rich people, even though nobody has robbed more than have all the bankers of Wall Street.
We’ve spent trillions on regime change wars while communities across our nation face a severe lack of resources and dire need.
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) January 18, 2017
Filthy rich Arron Banks is launching a new portal for online news, hoping to offer the world a British version of the conservative Drudge Report and the confederate Breitbart News. The most obvious problem is that the website is roundly billing itself as anti-establishment, yet if any multi-millionaires are involved then by every definition is it indeed of the establishment. The same bullshit mentality that refers to Trump as a populist. Populism and Capitalism do not compliment one another. That video of the two hooking up was staged by impersonators for an art project swear to god.