“So-called charity, with its implicit assumptions of high and low, is no remedy to injustice, but its willing accomplice. Charity allows the privileged the opportunity to buy the silence of their consciences for a few coins (with the added bonus of much to-do being made of their philanthropy)–rather than wrestle with why, in a world of plenty, they wallow in pampered luxury through no particular virtue of their own, while most of the world is in rags, starving, and living in shacks. Jesus advised the rich man to sell everything he had and give it to the poor. The numerous charities operating under his name ever since have set a significantly lower standard.”
Peter Kropotkin, narrater in “The Watch” by Dennis Danvers
…but charity has not.
Those pseudo-Christians whose budgets cut support for the poor are the followers of pagan Rome, not Christ.
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- Disturbing and annoying advertising in apps or on websites
- Targeting with commercial and political messages
- Unwanted notifications and marketing
- Use of personal data for commercial purposes
- Exposing private messages add emails publicly
- Exposing search history publicly
- An app posting on user’s behalf
- Difficulty to export personal data
- Difficulty to cancel a subscription
- Hidden fees and costs not explicitly mentioned
- Importing contacts of friends
- Trolling and stalking online
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- Gmail, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts being hacked.
From Smashing Magazine
So the list of Bullwer-Lytton Contest winners are the only true literary immortals?
“To gain mastery over reality is to create a mythology worth living for. Your head is the space from which all meaning derives. It is the shaman’s – and writer’s/artist’s/musician’s [my addition] – role to shine light on that meaning in order, like a wind-up doll, to make you go.” – Thomas T. Hills