The newsletter is back and we are NOT hiring an accountant but WE ARE getting a restraining order against every single person reading these words.
May 2022 sucked so bad I decided to not shove your face in it. Now I emerge from the Harkkonen goop-bath med-bed thing ready to moistly link you to shit that will ruin your day.
The amount of bad shit that has happened since the last newsletter went out is staggering. I’ve deleted about four starting paragraphs just being spoiled for choice. The cannibalizing of Jason Kenney? A health system strained to breaking? The death cult down south? I don’t think I’m the only one taking a look around, putting my hands on my hips and saying to myself, welp. Fuck.
So here’s some old stuff and some new stuff. I’m sure I’ll have lots to write about next time.
🦾Duncan Kinney is causing organs of the City of Edmonton to shit themselves weekly at this point. It’s a good reminder that police forces are independent political actors with their own best interests and they should be considered broadly hostile to regular people.
🤡The best part about Alberta is you never know how bad things are because we don’t care to know. What we do know is living here is hazardous to your health. We’ve known for a long time, and we will get periodic reminders.
🐵If you reduce the number of duties and powers the police have the less weight they have to throw around at random citizens because they don’t like them personally.
🧀The developer had their risk reduced, the landlord will reap huge downtown rents, and they’ll still lobby for lower taxes at every turn. The citizen always loses, the developer always profits.
🎯South Korean truckers know they can bring the country to its knees.
🚀A world bubbling with active shooters is one where a Taser drone is a pretty good idea! Fly a hunk of plastic into the nose of a teen with dreams of 4chan glory and zap him before his bodycount gets too high. But, like the members of a certain ethics board, we just don’t live in a world where a product like that isn’t flown in swarms into groups of people demanding silly things like human rights. Oh well.
🦽300 people per week are dying in Canada of COVID.
🌌If you try to deprive the carceral state of grist, or reduce property values in exchange for human dignity, they will fucking get your ass.
🛠All levels of power know organization is dangerous.
🧸COVID profiteers to the gulag when.
🎊I’m just saying it’s pretty easy to buy live insects in Canada if your buddy has a court date. I’m also just saying that rescheduling a court date is difficult. I’m also also saying you can only be denied a court date for so long before it gets easy to dismiss charges on procedural grounds. Don’t use this knowledge for subversion!
☣️Washington State secretly sucks, but it used to suck way more.
🔅Oh my gosh they just admitted it.
🔔Make your manager cry over union-busting? That’s a win.
🎴The workplace birthday party is a sheet cake lie designed to keep you docile.
🏴☠️Everything new will be first used to fuck you over.
📉Never trust anything private, but always trust Paris Marx.
🎧Forgotten Corner hits a nice milestone.
🔇Left Turn Canada mourns the dopey corpse of the Horwath ONDP.
🎚️Je ne sais pas exactement de quoi parle cet épisode de Faisez vos recherches car je ne parle pas français. On dirait qu'il s'agit de Bored Apes mais je peux me tromper. Quoi qu'il en soit, c'est un excellent podcast, vous devriez donc l'écouter et faire attention aux singes.