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Contracts under capitalism

Contracts under capitalism don't represent real voluntary agreement. They are generally asymmetrically enforced wherein one party, usually a corporation, has a dominating role with power over the other party. For instance, rental agreements are hard to enforce on the landlord because tenants are generally poor and can't afford litigation, gym membership agreements favor the gym over the member, and internet/phone service on a fixed monthly basis don't automatically come with partial refunds for downtime when the provider fails to hold up their end of the deal.

Radical Frankenstein

So, here's some radical history for you....

Sensitive Little Snowflakes

Trump supporters are such sensative little snowflakes. They're boycotting Walmart because of the "impeach 45" shirts. "Oh, we're offended." Fuck you, you racist little pissants. Y'all are a bunch of homophobic and misogynistic assholes that pride yourselves on saying offensive things and then complain about people getting upset at you. And y'all are upset about restaurants denying service to Trump administration officials?! Fuck you, y'all assholes support the right of businesses to discriminate based on race and sexual orientation. Hypocrites!

Food for thought

In an article published in today's Sydney Morning Herald, Jane Shilling of the London Telegraph argues that White House secretary, Sarah Sanders, should not have been refused service by the Red Hen restaurant because of her politics. She also argues that civility is the key to creating dialogue with the Trump administration.

Fuck civility. Shilling could not be more wrong.

Illegal Immigration into the US

Illegal immigration was a serious crisis during the 80's and 90's, when well over a million people (almost all Mexican) were illegally crossing the border every year. Since then, though, it's fallen by over 80%, and illegal immigration from Mexico has fallen by roughly 90%. Over the last decade, though, illegal immigration from Central America has risen from basically nothing to roughly half of the total.

Andrew Bolt and Domestic Violence

Here is the full story:

Women are more likely to experience violence from men they know, often in the home, than from some monster lurking in the bushes

One in four Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner

On average, one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner, according to the most recent analysis of homicide statistics in Australia

One in four Australian women have experienced emotional abuse by a current or former partner

The ABC can never be sold

On June 17, The Guardian reported that senior members of the Liberal Party were in "damage control" after the Liberal Party's peak council votes to privitise the ABC. They have, of course, already slashed funding to the public broadcaster and have made no secret of their continuing opposition to the independent public broadcaster which provides of news and information across remote corners of the country.

Holding Kids Hostage

Donald Trump is literally holding kids hostage. He has basically admitted that they are keeping kids in cages in inhumane conditions in order to force Democrats and principled conservatives to support funding for the border wall. This asshole is literally keeping kids locked up without adult supervision (other kids who aren't even related have been having to change kids' diapers because adults aren't taking care of them)...and this fascist fuck has the audacity to say "well, we'll stop doing this to these kids when the opposition caves on the border wall."

Australia's Newest Threat

Immigration minister and Border Force Obergruppenführer, Peter Dutton, has warned that Australia is at risk of succumbing to compassion.

Citizens are being urged to remain vigilant against the spread of compassion in Australia which, if left unchecked, could see our society regress into an egalitarian dystopia, where greed and self-interest struggle to survive.

Risk tolerance and income

Food for thought: As a person's income rises, their risk tolerance increases. If the money is saved or invested, then as the risk tolerance increases, the average return on investment also increases. As the average return on investment increases, the net present value of that income also goes up. If you take the resulting net present value and tax it at a flat rate, you get something that looks an awful lot like a progressive tax system.

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