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'A coalition of activists uncovered late last year that Yale University’s $27.2 billion endowment had a direct investment in Puerto Rican debt instruments through a Cayman Islands-registered shell corporation. It is believed to be the first documented proof of a university endowment holding Puerto Rican bonds directly in its portfolio. But the investment manager that maintained the bonds, Cyrus Capital, quietly sold them in January, just as critics were finalizing a campaign to condemn Yale for profiting from the crisis in Puerto Rico.

Yale’s endowment has hundreds of millions in the care of at least four hedge fund managers that carry Puerto Rican bonds among their investments. In addition, Yale’s top alumni donor, Charles Johnson, is the retired board chair and largest shareholder in Franklin Resources, holds $1.8 billion in Puerto Rican debt....'

theintercept.com/2018/02/20/ya

I have nothing to say today, feel free to add your own ideas, deep thoughts and memes....
/jd

enjoying this ❀️ πŸ‘


Man or Astro-Man?-
– Destroy All Astromen
youtu.be/xOld-kvQYm0
[Full Album]

Noam on Donald Trump and the prospect of nuclear war
youtu.be/mTFPZbRZXDU
Interview from 7 Feb 2018
from Australia's ABC tv network


goo.gl/YiRRHs
– 'The suspect in a Florida school shooting was reportedly a member of a white supremacist group.

A representative of the 'Republic of Florida' organisation told multiple outlets that suspect Nikolas Cruz was a member.

The group supports the establishment of a white ethno-state. Its leader Jordan Jereb [said] Cruz had participated in paramilitary drills. [....]

β€œI do think civil war is a very real possibility in the next two years,” Mr Jereb told the Tallahassee Democrat, predicting β€œan open, violent clash involving guns and people stabbing and killing each other”...'

Sarah from Parkland, Florida
– 'I don’t want your condolences you fucking price of shit, my friends and teachers were shot. Multiple of my fellow classmates are dead. Do something instead of sending prayers. Prayers won’t fix this. But Gun control will prevent it from happening again.'
β€’ twitter.com/chaddiedabaddie/st
β€’ twitter.com/chaddiedabaddie

@gcupc @jd

Indeed.

The aardwolf.social is going to be more of an informational landing page much like joinmastodon. That way we are able to provide better clarity between "the app", and instances.

If you, or someone you know would like to pitch it that would be most welcome.

@jd I like how the flying car is just a casual thing in the background, like it's the part of this which will obviously come to pass

the unusually tall, modestly-breasted, pickle-brine-sipping women using video-telephones? oh that's the thing that's totally far-fetched

@jd AFAIK (and I could only go by Google Translate) the usual stuff like religious art, Bible quotes, pages for churches with Mass times.

Nothing that you wouldn't see in a church newsletter anywhere in the world and its fairly common to duplicate the newsletter content on FB.

(e.g there is a page for the Church in Malaysia where my parents were married)

No evidence of wingnut religious conspiracy theories being posted there either (which you do get on some USA traditional Catholic blogs)

you do not have to 'like' them to be shocked by this πŸ˜• /jd


communist-party.org.uk/communi
Comrades will have noticed, that as we were approaching the registration of 10,000 followers, has unilaterally and without reason, unpublished our Communist Party page. As of this weekend, new pages will be established with the painstaking work of re-recruiting thousands of visitors. The editorial team was in the process of recruiting new members and answering a range of enquiries, which have now been lost as the messaging system was also blocked.

If you were in touch with the messaging team, please do re-send your questions etc., as soon as Communist Party News & Views is re established as a Facebook page. We will soon be calling on all members and supporters to open their contacts to inform them about the new Communist Party Page and asking them to Follow & Share us.'

Did you ever watch the HBO tv series by David Simon called 'Treme'? No? You should. πŸ™‚ πŸ‘

This is some of the from New Orleans, Louisiana and the parades they depicted in the show...

Professor Longhair Big Chief
youtu.be/RcIThsI-RnA

@jd The project site is aardwolf.social/. This is never going to be an instance, as we are trying to avoid the "flagship instance" problem. When the first release goes live, we will have at least three instances.

It's intended to have a user experience more comparable to bookface than to hellbird, and to federate with (at least) Mastodon and PeerTube using ActivityPub.

@jd @amsomniac
Is it overkill to suggest hashgraph for a polling platform? :)

@jd end to end encrypted group chats would be a good start. Caldav and carddav, maybe?

@jd You may be interested to know that we are planning on including event pages and groups in #Aardwolf, a #Mastodon-compatible social network.

I've already reserved a domain for a socialist-themed instance.

The Bankruptcy of the American Left
- By Chris Hedges
truthdig.com/articles/bankrupt
'...The left, seduced by the culture wars and identity politics, largely ignores the primacy of capitalism and the class struggle. As long as unregulated capitalism reigns supreme, all social, economic, cultural and political change will be cosmetic. Capitalism, at its core, is about the commodification of human beings and the natural world for exploitation and profit. To increase profit, it constantly seeks to reduce the cost of labor and demolish the regulations and laws that protect the common good. But as capitalism ravages the social fabric, it damages, like any parasite, the host that allows it to exist. It unleashes dark, uncontrollable yearnings among an enraged population that threaten capitalism itself...'