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  • It's people downvoting because "Religion = bad".

    When in reality it should be "Religion = institutions and institutions can be either good or bad or mix of both."

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    That's literally what they're for (article in comments)
  • "Don't you all think it's woke that we can't get insurance? or a pension? I don't know about you but I think it's pretty DEI that the boss is making all this money and we're down here busting our balls doing all work. Sounds like me the boss is living off the welfare that our labor provides."

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    That's literally what they're for (article in comments)
  • That's cause you're not going going form an "union". You are going to form a "The True Patriots" or "The Fighters of Freedom" or "Drain the Swamp: Company Edition" or whatever conservative jargon that gets buy in.

    It's a weird circumstance that this organization does everything an union does.

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    Dems who censured Rep. Tlaib over Palestine comments largely silent on GOP Rep's call for nukes
  • From U-God in their book "Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang"

    The realism on “C.R.E.A.M.” is what resonates with so many people all over the world. People everywhere know that sentiment of being slaves to the dollar. Cash is king, and we are its lowly subjects. That’s pretty much the case in every nation around the world, the desperation to put your life and your freedom on the line to make a couple dollars. Whether you’re working, stripping, hustling, or slinging, whether you’re a business owner or homeless, cash rules everything around us.

    From Raekon in the article Raekwon Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Songs

    C.R.E.A.M.’ did a lot for my career personally. It gave me an opportunity to revisit the times where that cream meant that much to us. So, yeah, when I think of this record it just automatically puts me back into ‘87/’88 where we were standing in front of the building. It’s cold outside. We didn’t care. We’re out there, all black on trying to make dollars. Just trying to make some money and trying to eat. Survive.

    All of Wu-Tang has been credited for writing C.R.E.A.M.

    • Clifford Smith (Method Man)
    • Corey Woods (Raekwon)
    • David Porter
    • Dennis Coles (Ghostface Killah)
    • Gary Grice (GZA)
    • Isaac Hayes
    • Jason Hunter (Inspectah Deck)
    • Lamont Jody Hawkins (U-God)
    • Robert Diggs (RZA)
    • Russell Jones (Ol' Dirty Bastard)

    As for Method Man's hook, the hook is the key part of the song. The hook is theme of the song, which is money = power. Without the hook, it's a personal story about Raekwon and Inspectah Deck's youth, living in the rough part of the city, and their dreams. Method Man's hook frames those stories as people trying to escape poverty through acquiring money as money = power. Hence why Method Man raps "cash rules everything around me". This completely frames Raekwon and Inspectah Deck verses as story about chasing money through any money. As Inspectah Deck raps:

    Neglected for now, but yo, it gots to be accepted. That what? That life is hectic

    It's an acknowledgment that money is the only that that matters. When it comes to humanitarian rights, unless you have money. Those in power don't care. Israel has a powerful lobby that uses money to influence American politics. Israel isn't shaping American policy through gifts, connections, or logical arguments. The influence is coming straight from money. As Method Man eloquently puts it "cash rules everything around me". If American politicians actually cared about the plight they would be tell the Israel lobby to go fuck themselves and not take their money. It is the pursuit of the American politician getting money that is causing problems in Palestine.

    Palestinians don't have money to influence anything in American politics. It's taking direct action for Palestinians to get support.

    When Inspectah Deck raps in the hook:

    Because you can't just get by no more, Word up, you gotta get over, straight up and down

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  • Wu-Tangs song C.R.E.A.M. sums this up.

    Method Man is not glorifying money and excess; rather, he’s saying that money holds power, and is a factor of major decisions made in the world he lives in. Those who have it, have power and those who don’t, won’t get up anywhere; sort of a way of saying the “love of money is the root of all evil” phrase from 1 Timothy 6:10 in the Bible, if you will.

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  • www.americamagazine.org Pope Francis: I don’t bless a ‘homosexual marriage.’ I bless two people who love each other.

    In a recent interview with an Italian magazine, Pope Francis provided more comments on “Fiducia Supplicans,” highlighting the hypocrisy behind those shocked that a priest would bless a gay couple but have no problem with him blessing a crooked businessman.

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/11758908

    > VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- People who act shocked that a priest would bless a gay couple but have no problem with him blessing a crooked businessman are hypocrites, Pope Francis said. > > “The most serious sins are those that are disguised with a more ‘angelic’ appearance. No one is scandalized if I give a blessing to an entrepreneur who perhaps exploits people, which is a very serious sin. Whereas they are scandalized if I give it to a homosexual -- this is hypocrisy,” he told the Italian magazine Credere. > > The interview was scheduled for publication Feb. 8, but Vatican News reported on some of its content the day before when the magazine issued a press release about the interview.

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    mynorthwest.com Sheriff's deputies corral wayward kangaroo near pool at Florida apartment complex

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A wayward kangaroo was corralled safely by sheriff's deputies Thursday after it was spotted hopping around the pool area of a Florida

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    mynorthwest.com Sheriff's deputies corral wayward kangaroo near pool at Florida apartment complex

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A wayward kangaroo was corralled safely by sheriff's deputies Thursday after it was spotted hopping around the pool area of a Florida

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    www.independent.co.uk Rudy Giuliani targets Trump for ‘unpaid legal fees’ in new filing

    Mr Giuliani filed for bankruptcy last month after he was ordered to pay $148m to Georgia election workers he defamed

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/11251965

    > Mr Giuliani filed for bankruptcy last month after he was ordered to pay $148m to Georgia election workers he defamed > > Donald Trump’s former lawyer Rudy Giuliani has listed a claim against the one-term president over unpaid legal fees in a new bankruptcy filing. > > The ex-New York City mayor includes a “possible claim for unpaid legal fees against Donald J Trump.” in the 26 January filing, which states that the amount is “undetermined.” > > Mr Giuliani filed for bankruptcy last month, days after a federal judge ordered him to “immediately” pay more than $148m to a pair of Georgia election workers a jury determined he defamed. > > Mr Giuliani represented Mr Trump in a string of unsuccessful lawsuits contesting the results of the 2020 election that he lost to Joe Biden. > > Mr Trump’s legal fees owed to Mr Giuliani have previously been reported. The New York Times wrote in August 2023 that “Mr Trump has never explicitly told Mr Giuliani why he is effectively stiffing him, but the former president has pointed out that he lost the cases related to the election.”

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