Indie bookstores can change your life. In 2007, I wandered into NYC's St Marks' Bookstore (RIP) and picked up a book from the recommended table: "How to Cheat at Everything," by Simon Lovell (RIP), and I learned how to spot a scam. It's a skill I use every day, especially when analyzing how corporate America works the US government:
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So some scammer on FB just tried to tell me if I invest 1500$ in their system I'll have 15000$ in 4 days. a 10x profit in 4 days investing in their trading platform...
Of course I told them they were an idiot and not just lying but dont know basic math. With those returns if someone invested a single dollar it would take only 45 days for them to be the richest person on the entire planet... Jesus christ how did people get so stupid.
‘They Are Finishing the Trees’: Chinese Companies and Namibian Elites Make Millions Illegally Logging the Last Rosewoods - OCCRP https://www.occrp.org/en/investigations/chinese-companies-and-namibian-elites-make-millions-illegally-logging-the-last-rosewoods
In my 2017 novel WALKAWAY, there's a scene where the protagonists get into a self-driving car owned by a ruthless plutocrat, only to discover that it moves faster than any other vehicle they've ever ridden.
The plute explains that he's done an illegal mod that lets him override the lane-change safety margins and pay fines for it - an illustration of the principle that "a fine is a price."
colonialism related to .io domains
If you’re looking for your next domain, maybe consider not using .io as the TLD. The colonial history and status of the British Indian Ocean Territories is… quite terrible.
The UK colonisers forcibly removed the Chagossians from their homeland to create an empty island for a U.S. military base. They still aren’t allowed to return.
I'm an incoming research professor at Pennsylvania State University. Interested in using population genetics methods to understand evolution in marine species, particularly those in the tropical Indo-Pacific.
Also interested in promoting open, equitable science, especially capacity-building for marine biodiversity assessment in developing countries. Co-founder of the Diversity of the Indo-Pacific Network.
My first picture book is out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.
In 1995, 9 activists were murdered in Nigeria by the military, for protesting against the impacts of Shell’s oil production.
There were arrests, followed by torture. For example, Baribor Bera, was forced to swallow his teeth after being beaten. This is not a movie. This really happened.
Shell knew and enabled the executions.
No one was ever held responsible.
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