Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)

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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #90 on: January 29, 2021, 07:37:04 PM »
Society is bullshit. Everything is made up by corporations to hide you from the truth.

If you try to look up the ingredients for silly putty or "slime activator solutions" you see shit like this:

Quote from: https://www.crayola.com/faq/another-topic/what-are-the-ingredients-of-silly-putty/
Q: What are the ingredients of Silly Putty
A: Crayola acquired the exclusive manufacturing rights to Silly Putty in 1977. The formulas are considered proprietary.

Proprietary? More like POOPrietary. So of course I start digging through safety data sheets instead...

Quote from: https://www.chemadvisor.com/Crayola/database/Crayola/msds/CRAY-025000400003.PDF
Product has been certified as nontoxic by the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. and conforms to ASM D 4236 standard practice for labeling art materials for acute and chronic adverse health hazards.

Quote from: https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71BWFRLSpvS.pdf
Elmer’s School Glue is certified by the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) as non-toxic and child-friendly. Under this evaluation Elmer’s School Glue has been evaluated by a board certified toxicologist and has been determined to not cause acute or chronic health problems when used as intended

Gee I wonder who runs the supposed safety testing institute for crayola...

Quote from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_%26_Creative_Materials_Institute
ACMI was initially known as the Crayon, Water Color & Craft Institute, Inc. It was renamed the Art & Craft Materials Institute in 1982. It adopted its current name in the late 2000s. ACMI was founded in 1936 and is currently headquartered in Hingham, Massachusetts.

The board of directors is all a bunch of people from Crayola and other pen and pencil companies........ https://www.acmiart.org/files/O_and_D_List_2020-2021.pdf

I want to live in an open source society that doesn't hide ingredients from me. It would be better for everyone if we knew what was in the products children and teachers rely on. Instead, capitalism has created bullshit certification companies that profit off of people's ignorance.

Edit: More links
« Last Edit: January 29, 2021, 07:47:09 PM by rachel »
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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #91 on: January 29, 2021, 08:08:01 PM »

Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #92 on: January 29, 2021, 09:52:47 PM »


https://www.reddit.com/r/wholefoods/comments/l8bb3w/how_to_bake_bread_the_whole_foods_way/

Welp, this turned into a real-time adventure in greed. This video was posted on reddit only a couple hours ago and it's already been deleted.

The video showed a worker at whole foods showing the process of "baking bread" at their store. She opened a box full of pre-baked bread that was shipped from another state, produced over a month ago. They take the bread out of the box and put it in the oven for 15 minutes in the morning. This allows them to legally say they "baked" the bread "fresh every day" without getting sued.

This is just another reason why Wetfish needs to automatically archive every video that people post on here. Holy shit.


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Edit: Hey it looks like the video is back!!! And now there's a new one too :)

How to make chocolate mousse!

« Last Edit: January 29, 2021, 10:59:55 PM by rachel »
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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #93 on: January 29, 2021, 11:52:14 PM »
Meanwhile, mainstream news outlets are trying to claim that WallStreetBets is an "alt-right" hate group, lol

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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #94 on: January 30, 2021, 09:19:20 AM »
Google removed Element messenger from their mobile app store without warning yesterday. That's the app some of our users use to connect to IRC from their phones.

https://element.io/blog/element-on-google-play-store/
https://twitter.com/element_hq/status/1355290296947499013

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Google suspended Element from the Play Store without warning or notification.  We submitted an appeal asking for clarification at 23:18, and at 05:31 received a generic update from the Google Play Policy team citing that the app has been removed due to content which contravenes their terms of use, and asking us to “make the necessary changes to [our] app” and “upload a new app using a new package name and a new app name”.

AKA, somebody said a bad word on a matrix server and you have to delete it. This is like deleting Gmail because somebody sent you a naughty email. Or deleting Chrome because somebody made a website with bad words on it.
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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #95 on: January 31, 2021, 01:38:56 PM »

Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #96 on: February 14, 2021, 02:49:06 PM »
no don't

Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #97 on: February 17, 2021, 03:57:44 PM »
Ultimately, what defines advertising is payment and control.

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« Reply #98 on: February 17, 2021, 05:45:35 PM »
i don't know if this is greed.   I don't know what this is, but greed comes to mind.   police defending grocery store dumpster so dumpster divers can't take the massive amount of food thrown away
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/us/oregon-fred-meyer-food-snowstorm.html

Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #99 on: February 20, 2021, 02:02:12 PM »
whats the OSS alternative to youtube? gun nerds have been making alternate sites for a while.. Full30, Gunstreamer seem to be the new ones, but a lot of stuff gets uploaded to Pornhub

Not sure, there's been a lot of smaller attempts but it's probably really difficult to match the scale of youtube. Silicon Valley also buys up any credible competitor long before it becomes a threat. We badly need antitrust lawsuits before we see competitors to FAANG owned services

Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #100 on: February 21, 2021, 01:27:31 AM »
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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #101 on: February 21, 2021, 11:34:28 AM »
https://twitter.com/ronfilipkowski/status/1362515223886848003?s=21

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CEO of TX gas company is giddy on call with shareholders over profits this week from storm. “This week is like hitting the jackpot with some of these incredible prices. We were able to sell at super premium prices for a material amount of production.”