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The frog doesn't realize its boiling and its way to fuckin late. Anonymous 05/23/2020 (Sat) 16:48:57 ID:ddb0ed No. 28312 [Reply] [Last]
>this pepe is just about cooked I seem to be the only one of my peers who think that this scientific speculation should not be influential on government policy. You are FORCED to wear a mask on the bus now, FORCED to wear one shopping for food...fuck I even see people wearing one in their car. How in the world does that make sense? I had an older women approach me telling me to wear my mask because shes "gunna die" Im like bitch you are 85 about to die any way and if you are so afraid getting it why are you shopping at home goods to get useless shit? (This isnt where i work, so nice try glowniggers). Now me saying i dont want to wear a mask makes me a white supremicist. typical labeling the of the enemy that doesnt want to participate in groupthink. The masks cant be on out face forever can they? They are not going to find a cure, they are not going to find a vaccine- look at aids, look at hepitatis- LOOK AT THE SEVERAL coronaviruses that came before this one. We never had a cure. Even if we did have a vaccine, getting a cure is pretty much impossible to 8.5 BILLION people. Who will pay for it when they wont even give us universal healthcare and they are already TRILLIONS in debt due to the economic fiasco this as already caused . Come the fuck on, even my friends who believe 9/11 was a hoax and dont typically buy the narrative are falling for this bullshit. Ubi is pretty much in place, everyones collecting unemployment, Everything is closed besides multi nillion dollar industries, food is becoming more expensive and yet the stock market continues to climb- tells me that this economy is running on SOLELY DEBT. The dollar is fucked and so is the economy. This wouldnt be the case if we didnt implement policies that are based ON SPECULATION. Their initial models were wrong, they were wrong about it being transferred from person to person, and now they are wrong about it living on surfaces. They re just plain wrong and i understand they are trying to help (i guess but i doubt more annd more everyday) Soon they will come out with, "the masks are not necessary but it is illegal to trade cash and to talk to people" or some other arbitrary nonsense. This is only one aspect of how they fucked up, the biggest issue, is the cultural divide and how this "pandemic" has been politicized. I live in a blue state, sucks, i know. I have been on the side of science for most of my life. Mostly skeptical when it comes to conspiracy theories: The earth is a globe, evolution is the best theory at explaining how life came about, vaccines FOR DEADLY DISEASES can save your life. However this whole pandemic has really caused me to question EVERYTHING. But now, if i even HINT at "hey maybe we should be skeptical of the scientists, since they havent had a lot of time to properly research this" Boom. Im now a racist trump supporter. I have never supported trump, nor have i hated him either. But i digress, I think the very essence of politics is just a theater in which we think we are electing these people and we THINK we have democracy- Which we dont apparently have now because the medical community is now deciding public policy. This is truly reminiscent of the marxist/socialist mentality of the soviet union. where "rationality and empirical data dominated society, and should be the ONLY means of growth" and if ANYONE questions this, or goes against the grain and commits thoughtcrime- they are enemies of the state and need o be executed. Yeah, im sure the USSR worked out great. I try to change peoples minds or at least find common ground, and tell them that the frog is ABOUT TO BE BOILED ALIVE. But typically you are met with ridicule by peers and censorship within institutions. Ive been researching modern history a lot lately, but apparently this mentality has happened before with the cold war. Peoples lives were changed due to the "nuclear threat" and they told them to hide under desks and useless things that would help you in a nuclear attack. Its very similar, and back then if you said something like " I think the threat is more imagined than real" you would be labeled a communist. Now its almost like we are accepting communism with open arms. WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON? Ive thought about moving- but will this really solve the issue? Doesnt communism spread? What can we do? How can we gain our society back? TL/DR: What would you hypothetically do if the society around you, all your friends, parents, employer, is falling into marxist ideology/communism? I also want to state that I would die for my right to be free, free speech, and free thought. So should you or else you will fall like the rest.
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>>28340 >Face recognition works for masks covering your entire face >Chyna numba wan No.
It's an respiratory illness; meaning it's spread through air droplets when someone talks or sneezes or even breaths at you. Masks help block this and prevent you from infecting, if you have it, or being infected. It's not that insane of a concept, you didn't need to write so many paragraphs.
>>28315 Facial reconition is largely a misnomer: it's not the facial features that matter, hair and eye colour for example. It's the bone structure; cheekbones, nose bridge, scapulla, ect ect that matter. Alot of which are hard to hide behind a mask unless you go out of your way to do so since these are all "low resoultion" feature; ie eaisly seen and reconized even if the computer gets the 1/3000 of a glimps. So bassically don't get your face in the system... oh wait you already have a driver's license don't you?
i kept trying to read this and just kept hearing "muh constatooshun" in my head

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refugee general Anonymous 05/06/2020 (Wed) 23:59:42 ID:025de8 No. 27697 [Reply] [Last]
Hi Lads. I found this place from 4chan.org/pol/ and you all seem pretty based and redpilled. Im mainly here to research aboiut Q and Trump without all those fucking normie karens shitposting and SJW tranny jannies censoring me (3 day bans just for fucking TELLING THE TRUTH!) Anyone else here from 4chan.org?
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>>27701 we should welcome other chans refuges, but at the same time be honest about this kind of stuff. if the mods don't censor people, this board survives. Lets not end up like half chan please. they are worse than (((youtube))).
>>27697 Welcome, fren. Q is a bullshit larp to help lazy boomers sleep at night, thinking they can do nothing and just "trust the plan" and things will get better. Q might say some things that are vaguely true on occasion,but it is ultimately a distraction from the harsh truth--jewish subversion of the West. Anything that doesn't name the jew is controlled opposition. Discord is not secure, your data/convos can and will be sent to LEO. Enjoy your RP growth here lad.
>>27697 whats the difference between /pol/ on 4chan 8 chan and 16chan? Fill me in boys t. retard brainlet
>>27965 4chan is modded and jannied by redditors (basically) 8 chan got ovened after brenton tarrant, 16 is carrying the torch from 8 chan
google Q notice how the top results have nothing to do with a startrek character. google is not scrubbing that should tell you everything

Press “F” for Pentti Linkola, King of the Ecofascists Anonymous 04/05/2020 (Sun) 13:18:41 ID:ad02d1 No. 25518 [Reply] [Last]
It’s over, ecofascist bros, Pentti has died. Don’t be too sad though, he died as useless normalfags were dying left and right and pollution levels have begub to fall as a result of Coronavirus. He died with a smile on his face. https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11293151 http://www.penttilinkola.com/pentti_linkola/ecofascism/
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>>25581 Frankly if one wanted to save the environment from mankind then clearly the African, Indian, and Chinese populations are the ones who need reducing, not the white populations. Whites are a minority worldwide and frankly the only people who have actually DONE ANYTHING to help save any species or environment.
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>>25604 TRVE
>>25581 >>The third world is the biggest problem, I think even Linkola would realize this He did. Enjoy this funny pentti video with a very soft and faggy interviewer. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CCd6qisIFKo Sorry for the kike tube.
>>25581 Quality trumps quanity to a certain extent, past a certain point of pouplation decline we are simply stunting our own growth and leaving us open for attack. See Rhodesia, no matter how good those Rhodies were they were trumped by the sheer amount of negros and even had to rely on Negros for simple labour and some military application. It takes alot of men to sow a field and even more to win a war. Sure our one thousand is better than their ten-hundred but if they have a million the point is moot as it is. We should adopt social and state eugenics to strengthen our racial stock and cleanse impure elements for the greater good; but at the current time we should not even be looking at heavy handed pouplation control or reduction. The third world massively out numbers us, White people make up 15% of the world pouplation at most. We can't afford to lower this number even further, nor should we until we have significantly gotten the other race's numbers under control. And economic degrowth is never needed, we just need to ensure that the economy is geared to meet a demand not generate one through materalism. >All buisnesses in the hands of the state There is no reason to adopt a command economy, the state can reduce production for redudant industries from a state directed economy just fine, while avoiding the impossibility that is a command economy and it's WASTE of resources to fit a demand it can not possibly guess.

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Scientific mistakes in Mein Kampf Anonymous 02/08/2020 (Sat) 13:10:52 ID:b00154 No. 22506 [Reply] [Last]
If you have ever gone outside, you would have noticed that Nature itself has both virtues and sins, good and bad. In what sense? Well, if the goal of evolution is the survival of the fittest, then it would be no mistake to see certain species of fishes being really friendly towards other species, as long as they have material or primitive spiritual needs. Of course, these needs, like the species and environment they are in, change over time. This of course does not mean, with a fact that animals in the environment are real and have real effect on world, that have same complete intrinsic value as human beings. If they had, then they would be the exact same species as human beings, differing only in certain traits and behavioral patterns like let's say for example, negroid and caucasian (of course, they are still sub-species, not "One Race Human Race" type of crap). We do not eat meat because of our inner desire to do so, like we want to negate the existence of other species, but we do it because we have to in order for our species to survive. It's a necessity... However, Mein Kampf is not motived by scientific research, but pure Nihilistic, lustful thirst for power and destruction. Let us take a look at Chapter 11 of Mein Kampf "Nation and Race" and see what Hitler tells us about nature. >THERE are some truths which are so obvious that for this very reason they are not seen or at least not recognized by ordinary people. They sometimes pass by such truisms as though blind and are most astonished when someone suddenly discovers what everyone really ought to know. Columbus's eggs lie around by the hundreds of thousands, but Columbuses are met with less frequently. Now what is this reason people DO NOT see this truth? At the beginning we can see how vague Hitler is with his statement about this "truth". But enough about that, let's go check what else he has to say. >Thus men without exception wander about in the garden of Nature; they imagine that they know practically everything and yet with few exceptions pass blindly by one of the most patent principles of Nature's rule: the inner segregation of the species of all living beings on this earth. This is laughable if you think about it, not to mention vague and pretty dishonest. Did Hitler admitted that his own worldview is faulty? Nah, I am not going that low to discredit him, but either way, it's pretty strange to claim that these "men" (scientists, since most people do not really go out in nature these days, nor they go out with friends) "imagine" that they know everything, when Hitler wrote most of this stuff about Nature while he was in comodified place alienated from the rest of society known as "prison". And he is pretty dishonest if he thinks that those scientists didn't notice that species are indeed with one that are with one another. However, like all things, they change. Different species are seen to co-operate with one another in order to ensure their own existence, as well as the existence of partner species. To foolishly claim that in nature there is no such thing as "co-operation" only "segregation" is an idealism based upon limited scientific naturalist materialism, and it's not even a complete material analysis. >Even the most superficial observation shows that Nature's restricted form of propagation and increase is an almost rigid basic law of all the innumerable forms of expression of her vital urge. Every animal mates only with a member of the same species. The titmouse seeks the titmouse, the finch the finch, the stork the stork, the field mouse the field mouse, the dormouse the dormouse, the wolf the she-wolf, etc. "Nature's restricted form of propagation and increase is an almost rigid basic law of all the innumerable forms of expression of her vital urge." This got to be the most weirdly put out sentence in existence, making me wonder if he worshipped Nature as his own mother. But what is actually wrong with this whole statement? We can take from his own statement that he talks about Nature's urges, and how most animals here act on pure urge, not consciousness but sub-consciousness, like by this logic, there are no examples of virtues or even livelihood in species inside nature. And of course, Hitler was indeed right that same species do mate with one another, because they are materialistically and spiritually connected with one another, there is no wrong in affirming that. However, what is wrong again in his claim is that species would only mate with one another and refuse to change, that is to evolve, and that their needs are only based on urges, forever locked in iron cage of Nature. I am going to continue in my next post as I am already reaching a limit, but I hope so far you have been willing to read what I have written so far.
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>>22506 >making me wonder if he worshipped Nature as his own mother Sane and spiritual people do
>>24359 >There are no contradictions in what I say, it is fools who refuse to listen. My principles are valid. I stand for strength, growth, integrity, honesty and everything that facilitates them. We've done it your way; welcome to the fruit of your labor. You were the one claiming >>22508 >any attempt to establish a universal and objective philosophical view of the "natural world" is impossible This statement remains retarded. You have not been able to make it any valid. Natural Law stems from unmovable divine principles which will be there for as long as there is a universe into which they can be expressed. You sound like a retard who claims that Natural Law is a "social construct" or some ball of philosophical buzzwords. You certainly are closer to understanding what these laws are than 6d7bdd, but you're not there yet.
>>23602 Starting with brain size in fact. >>23608 >No it's not. Wolves for instance cooperate with eachother and will assign certain wolves different roles based on their age gender and pack standing. >The pack leader (reffered to as the alpha from here on out) will divide the spoils amongst the pack based on these afformentioned criteria. That is the natural law; "Everyone gets what they put in" >If a man works all day and earns himself a car he does not deserve to have it taken and any man who takes his earnings deserves to be punished. This is so wrong. Stop applying these absurd moral values to Nature when they only are meant to work within the group you form with other humans, that is, within a society (as evidenced by the rest of your posts). Understand this, you keep what you can protect, eventually ready to kill for it if necessary. In Nature you'll find a lot creepers that steal stuff from other species. You take the example of a wolf pack but do not consider how unfair this situation would be seen from the prey's point of view. To this, there is no Good nor Evil. Nature won't apply instant negative karma to thieves. >I haven't seen any data to suggest it's generic and either way faggot behaviour can be brought on by consumption of homosexual porn. How can a heterosexual person even want to watch faggot porn exactly? It would seem that this behaviour is the expression of a neurosis caused by something else, either deeper or earlier in life. Otherwise it's not logical. Either you must have had those tendencies in you, or somehow I'd wager you must have been mentally broken by something or someone terrible. >>23611 >Yeah here you go again. The ability to stop a race from declining not to mention upbreeding that race requries a strong state to enforce anti-race mixing laws and the like. You don't get it. That state (and why do you want so much the state to do all of this) can only come to be if the people want it. It is actually absurd to hope a state could enforce a race-preserving program onto a people who doesn't want any of it. The state is an entity that reflects the people it's meant to help. You must first change what people have in the mind.
>>28227 >We will probably never know the whole truth, but the current WIDELY accepted theory answers more questions and provides more evidence than any other theory. FYI, Einstein's explanation of gravity is WIDELY accepted too. Yet it's pure garbage. So don't count too much on mainstream science and academia..
Op, y u pic related? The basic principle that op is attempting to strawman without actually explaining it *because then it would make sense* is called Natural Law. *ahem* NATURAL LAW The Guide 'Let me explain: Man must not fall into the error of thinking that he was ever meant to become lord & master of Nature. A lopsided education has helped to encourage that illusion. Man must realise that a fundamental law of necessity reigns throughout the whole realm of Nature & that his existence is subject to the law of eternal struggle & strife. He will then feel that there cannot be a separate law for mankind in a universe in which planets & suns follow their orbits, where moons & planets trace their destined paths, where the strong are always the masters of the weak & where the latter must obey or be destroyed. Man must also submit to the eternal principles of this supreme wisdom. He may try to understand them but he can never free himself from their sway.' Mein Kampf. Natural Laws are the fundamental principles, structures & mechanisms of existence. Natural Law is Logos & the truth from which all morality must derive. Thus Natural Law is Reality, Truth & Morality. Natural Laws are most obvious in the form of the physical sciences but are not limited to these. The most essential Natural Law that governs all living things is the selection of the fittest by the prevailing natural or social ecology over time through the process of struggle. What Natural Law demands of us in order to meet this requirement is by definition moral & good. This eternal Law of struggle & selection requires we find the personal & collective strength, loyalty & merit to engage in this often violent process successfully in order to continue as a people. Natural Laws are mandatory, we may try to mitigate or avoid them, we may even think to succeeded for a time but always & inevitably Logos destroys anti-Logos. In the end all will be resolved in accordance with the immutable structure of the universe & anything that doesn’t fit will be cut away. Our purpose is to follow this truth not merely for survival but because it is Morally right.

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Anonymous 05/08/2020 (Fri) 05:39:43 ID:22121b No. 27852 [Reply] [Last]
"Jogging" Incitement to murder.
Edited last time by Anonymous on 05/10/2020 (Sun) 04:21:49.
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>>28185 How disgusting! At least they could have raped that faggot traitor.
>>28193 This is a shill. If you are not a shill you are fucking ill. Plenty of ignorant people with honest intentions - you are lower than they. >>27856 Maybe, but then again every other image of him probably involves drugs and guns or you can barely see the guy.
Georgia police trying to tase Ahmaud Arbery in 2017 incident https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChcvBmLCgGE A video from 2017 shows a police incident involving Ahmaud Arbery, the unarmed black jogger shot dead in Brunswick, Georgia after being chased by a white former law enforcement officer and his son in February. Ahmaud Arbery arrested for stealing a TV from a Wal-Mart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnjr3yh0mzI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx-Rv6bvbT8 In 2017 Arbery was charged with shoplifted after he was caught by an undercover employee attempting to steal a 65 inch TV.
Found this on zogbook

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Swedish white nationalist murdered by filthy nigger Muslim in Swedem Anonymous 05/13/2020 (Wed) 19:31:22 ID:3f1409 No. 27999 [Reply] [Last]
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>>28037 Sweden is still White as fuck though meanwhile the US is barely 50% yet everyones still sitting around doing nothing but shit talking other countries for protesting and rioting. Germans rose up a little bit ago and guess who stopped them? White Americans. White Americans have to stop being puppets to jews/government/police. That's the problem. Not Swedish people being cucks in 2020 as if Whites in bumfuck Kansas and Nebraska are any scarier to dread headed niggers in Baltimore, Memphis & Philly.
>>27999 F. He fought for his country and people, truly an honourable death no matter the outcome.
>>28055 Yes, our grandparents gave up and moved out of the cities. We don't have any room to talk shit. Southern cities resisted, but there's always been a contempt between north and south. The animosity may seem superficial today, but these perma-cultures are very real spiritually and opposed, if buried under the fake, imperial culture that fetters us and spreads internationally. Learn from us, hope we can learn from each other, and fight our way out of this.
>>28055 >Sweden is still White as fuck Care to cite a source on that? The most common language being taught on Duolingo today in Sweden is Swedish "Duolingo recently released a Swedish course for Arabic speakers," Also, "There are no official statistics on ethnicity" for Sweden

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escape Anonymous 05/12/2020 (Tue) 03:27:06 ID:44afcf No. 27929 [Reply] [Last]
>be me >mom divorced father >married a kike >wasted years at kikersity (college) >in debt to these penny catchers >30, work as a wage slave for owner that donates millions to Jerusalem >pay 40percent in taxes >severly addicted to heroin for years, even coming from a white neighborhood (at first) >clean now, still pleb >all social media is brainwashed >all streaming shows is some race mixing/fag bullshit now >stuck at home >expected to buy this covid shit >inb4itsthejews

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>>27929 Seek the Truth, live Righteously and purge the Warhammer 40k Chaos Gods' influence.
>>27929 Find peace within and a job you actually enjoy. Running away from the problem won't solve it
>>27929 >married a kike How the fuck did this happen?
Lol i think he meant mom married a kike
Find and fulfill your destiny.

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How do we attract more people to 16chan? Anonymous 11/25/2019 (Mon) 01:45:52 ID:b26c2b No. 16113 [Reply] [Last]
I'd like to get more users, quality ones of course.
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Be more israeli friendly. I came here to discuss homo nigger SJW scum in peace but this place is very unwelcoming to me and my people.
>>27692 Here's a warm welcome just for people like you. :D
>>27693 Thank you Anonymous. That fireplace is comfy as. Reminds me of my German homeland in winter... fuck this US shithole
>>27695 Tell me about Germany? USA really is a shithole... so soulless. I always laugh when I hear "greatest country in the world." My family is mostly from Germany so I'd love to visit someday. I have been to Italy, Spain, and France though. Italy was probably the best, absolutely gorgeous country

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Treason Anonymous 05/10/2020 (Sun) 09:49:11 ID:379035 No. 27878 [Reply] [Last]
Hello anons. Given the state of the world corruption can no longer be tolerated. Who in your opinion is guilty of treason and what exactly should happen to them? Any American democrat party leader in my opinion, Merkle in Germany and Trudeau in Canada should be held before the court and if found guilty should be executed. Isn't also weird how leaders of western countries can betray their people and not be punished?
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>>27878 dotr
and yet why can't/won't Trump actually take these guys down?
>>27878 the military brass in Canada, and most of the military brass in USA. most bankers and most white liberals are traitors. you can't kill the white liberals. they should be deported to afghanistan or somalia. the royal family of the britons, any major political party, and most media are also traitors. these should be dismantled and broken. however, the only people who deserve execution are the very top of the spear of enemies and traitors.
>>27975 Because he's one of them.
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>>28005 exactly

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The Rise of Neo-Feudalism Anonymous 05/12/2020 (Tue) 16:50:29 ID:57421c No. 27953 [Reply] [Last]
The private capture of entire legal systems by corporate America goes far beyond neoliberalism. It evokes the private fiefdoms of the Middle Ages. > The history of the modern democratic state can be understood as a story of shifting authority and lawmaking, first from private potentates to sovereign monarchs, and then to publicly accountable democracies. Today, this centuries-long democratizing trend is rapidly being reversed. Western democracies are not simply embracing neoliberalism in the sense of deregulating the economy. Elites are pursuing something aptly described as a new form of feudalism, in which entire realms of public law, public property, due process, and citizen rights revert to unaccountable control by private business. > The system of finance, once supervised by bank regulatory agencies and the Securities and Exchange Commission, has been delegated to private realms of law. The financial collapse of 2008 is best understood as the seizure, corruption, and abuse of entire domains of regulation and jurisprudence. Laws to protect workers and consumers, reflecting 70 years of struggle to expand rights, are now erased by compulsory arbitration regimes. Trade law permits similar private tribunals to overturn or sidestep public regulation. Tech platform monopolies have created a proprietary regime where they can crush competitors and invade consumer privacy by means of onerous terms, often buried in online “terms of service” provisions. The unity of common scientific inquiry has been balkanized by confidentiality agreements and abuses of patents, as scientific knowledge comes to be “owned” by private entities. Companies like Monsanto, manipulating intellectual property and trade law, prevent farmers from following the ancient practice of keeping seeds for the next planting season. This is not deregulation or neoliberalism. It is legally sanctioned private jurisprudence—neo-feudalism.
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> The Invasion of Arbitration > Another emblematic case of neo-feudalism is the use of compulsory arbitration to move consumer and employment disputes from the public courts to a rigged process of private systems of adjudication. This privatization of justice deprives workers and consumers of the benefits of many of the statutory rights that they achieved in the 1960s and ’70s. It is the result of new, radical judicial interpretations of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). > The FAA was enacted in 1925 at the behest of the business community, which wanted to bolster trade associations by giving them the ability to compel their members to submit disputes to arbitration rather than to the courts. But since the 1980s, the Supreme Court has ruled that the statute could be used by corporations to require arbitration in virtually all settings. Companies began inserting arbitration clauses in their employment and consumer contracts. By the 2000s, large corporations made arbitration mandatory for most employment discrimination disputes, federal and state wage and hour disputes, disputes over alleged violations of state employment protective laws, consumer breach of warranty claims, allegations of consumer fraud, and most other cases involving workers and consumers. > With the approval of the courts, corporations now require arbitration for allegations of lethal negligence by nursing homes, allegations of identity theft, instances of sexual assault of students by teachers in private schools, claims of antitrust conspiracies by large corporations against small businesses, and efforts by on-demand workers to obtain fair working conditions. The corporation picks the arbitrator and defines the rules of the proceedings. It can insist on limited discovery and impose confidentiality gags so that plaintiffs with similar cases cannot share evidence or information about the outcome of their cases. It can also exclude certain types of evidence in advance, and limit the types of remedies a successful claimant can recover. It is common to also impose fee-sharing so that an employee or a consumer has to pay a significant sum just to have their case heard. > In a recent trend, some employers require the losing party to pay all of the cost of an arbitration—typically several thousands or tens of thousands of dollars—as well as the winning party’s attorney fees. These clauses are designed to discourage workers and consumers from asserting claims altogether. When disputes go to arbitration and an award is issued, the losing party has virtually no right to appeal. > Moreover, arbitration proceedings lack the due process protections we expect of courts. An arbitration hearing has no transparency—there is almost never a transcript of the proceeding; there is often no written opinion; and there is seldom a public record that reveals the names of the parties, the nature of the dispute, or the outcome. Hence large corporations, who as repeat players have amassed experience with many different arbitrators and seen many similar cases, have a substantial advantage. > Arbitration has seriously undermined workers’ and consumers’ rights to use class actions. With class action suits, individuals with common claims—such as Walmart workers who were denied legally mandated overtime payments—are able to consolidate their claims, obtain a lawyer, and get into court. In the 1990s and early 2000s, employment-related class actions proliferated; some corporations were forced to pay multimillion-dollar awards. > But in 2011, the Supreme Court gave its blessing to arbitration provisions that ban the use of class actions, either in court or in an arbitration proceeding. The case involved tens of thousands of consumers, each of whom had been cheated out of approximately $30 by AT&T. Without the vehicle of the class action, such a large number of small-value claims would never be pursued in any tribunal, giving corporations a license to cheat customers with impunity. Today, the vast majority of arbitration clauses written by corporations include a class action ban.
>>27960 > Private Arbitration Regimes in Trade Law > Since the 1980s, major trade agreements have included a device known as Investor-State Dispute Settlement. This first came about in the case of trade deals between European multinational corporations and former colonies with weak or corrupt systems of law. The U.S. government copied this formula in bilateral trade deals to protect U.S. investors from expropriation. Before they risked their money, American investors wanted some assurance that in the event of disputes, a relatively impartial tribunal would be the judge. Thus were born investor-state panels that could supersede local law. This made a certain amount of sense in the case of trading partners with underdeveloped systems of law. But beginning with the North American Free Trade Agreement of 1993 (NAFTA), investor-state panels were empowered to override federal and state courts in cases of disputes between private corporations and government regulations in advanced democracies, in this case the U.S. and Canada, as well as Mexico. > Under NAFTA, a U.S. corporation with operations in Canada or Mexico can bring suit before a special NAFTA panel alleging that a labor or environmental or financial regulation violates the trade agreement because it operates as an indirect barrier to trade. Not only does the investor-state provision of NAFTA allow for end runs around national and state courts; the review panels have none of the strictures against conflicts of interest or the discovery provisions of regular courts. Under NAFTA, arbitration panels have required governments to pay corporations about $500 billion in damages because national or state health, safety, labor, financial, or environmental laws supposedly infringed on trade freedoms. > Some critics of NAFTA were surprised and heartened when the investor-state dispute resolution provision of NAFTA was revised in the renegotiated U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) agreement of 2020. But industry did not resist all that strenuously because the investor-state provision lives on in the 2019 EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which expressly permits corporate end runs around law to special investor-state panels. So a U.S. corporation with operations in Canada or Europe can use ceta to bring a complaint before such a panel. Investor-state options also survive in dozens of other bilateral trade deals to which the U.S. is a party. A variation of the process of corporate end run around national law is possible under the World Trade Organization’s rules.
>>27961 > Silicon Valley as a Giant Fiefdom > One of the startling trends of recent decades has been the success of the giant tech monopolies at creating their own proprietary systems of law and insulating themselves from public regulation. While citizens are protected from unreasonable searches and seizures by constitutional constraints on government surveillance, the tech giants know far more about us, often with our “consent,” than the government does. The giant tech industry has fought off efforts to regulate its use of personal data. Instead, companies such as Google, Apple, and Amazon have invented their own jurisprudence, hidden in obscure terms of service, to govern the consent of users to the commercial use of personal data. > The tech monopolies have also succeeded in creating a proprietary legal regime to govern their relationship with their actual or potential commercial competitors, and they have stacked the deck in favor of the house. Amazon, for example, has agreements with 2.5 million third-party sellers, who use its site to market their products. These agreements are devised by Amazon for its own advantage, often at cost to outside vendors who are both users of Amazon’s platform and rivals who compete with Amazon’s own offerings. By playing the role of both platform provider and competitor, Amazon is able to engage in strategic pricing and marketing, courtesy of its superior access to consumer buying data. Sellers must also pay a basic subscription fee, referral charges, and additional fees if Amazon provides fulfillment and delivery. And of course, Amazon requires all of its independent sellers to sign the now-familiar arbitration clause, requiring submission of disputes to an arbitrator selected by Amazon. Most of this ought to be illegal, but it isn’t. > Instead of being the creation of Amazon’s private law, fair ground rules should be set by some neutral regulatory agency. Critics have suggested a variety of reforms to limit the market power of giant tech monopolies and the resulting abuses. These include the application of common carrier principles, privacy rules, and the enforcement of antitrust laws. Under common carrier principles, Amazon would either be a platform or a vendor, but not both. But so far, the large platform companies have succeeded in fending off these reforms by means of a combination of raw political power and a sly appeal to libertarian values.
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>>27962 > Private Law in the Drug Industry > Like Big Tech, the pharmaceutical industry is a fortress of privatized law—despite the fact that most drug breakthroughs are ultimately financed by you, the American taxpayer, either through NIH grants or through elevated health insurance premiums. The big drug companies have succeeded in manipulating patent law to their advantage, to the point where independent innovators who have new ideas that would lower consumer prices are often silenced by industry lawsuits and confidentiality agreements. The industry has also succeeded in jacking up prices of drugs long in the public domain by devising “new” variants that add little value, obtaining monopoly protection for these “improvements” from the patent office, and then strong-arming medical systems into using the more expensive substitute. The industry also keeps well-established and cheap drugs artificially scarce and expensive by driving out generic producers or merging and carving up markets so that even many drugs that are off-patent have only one producer. > How is all this possible? In the absence of countervailing public regulation, the industry simply makes up its own private law, using its market power to increase profits and insulate itself from either competition or government supervision. It is a law unto itself. The more powerful the industry is, the more allies it has in Congress to make sure that the FDA stays narcotized under Democrats and Republicans alike. > AMERICAN DEMOCRACY today is under assault on multiple fronts. The autocratic incursions of the Trump administration are only the most urgent and immediate. But the private capture of public regulatory law is more long-term and more insidious. If we are to get our democracy back, once we oust Trump we need to begin to reclaim public law from neo-feudalism. > The ultra-libertarian Friedrich Hayek warned that too much state intervention would deprive the citizenry of cherished rights and liberties. With unintended irony, he titled his treatise The Road to Serfdom. Hayek had it backwards. Today’s road to serfdom is corporate. Source: https://prospect.org/economy/rise-of-neo-feudalism/ Archive: https://archive.ph/58kGt
Wow, this retard also posted this garbage here. I hope at least they pay for your conscience, although I can't imagine that being very valuable.


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