“Popular “alternative” search engine DuckDuckGo has run into something of a PR problem after CEO and founder Gabriel Weinberg announced that, in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, DuckDuckGo would alter search results to limit users’ access to disinformation and propaganda disseminated by the Russian government. Users have balked at this perceived censorship, pointing out that the search engine is popular because it serves as an alternative to sites like Google and Bing that operate as virtual extensions of the US government’s security state.
Jimmy and American comedian Kurt Metzger trade puns on the DuckDuckGo name while mocking Weinberg’s potentially brand-destroying PR screwup.”
“Where in the world is Sana Amanat? The usually VERY visible editor (and Shadow Boss of Marvel Comics) has been radio silent for months just as promotion is ramping up on the Ms. Marvel Disney Plus series. According to some YouTubers, Amanat was quietly fired for “impropriety.” But no one can seemingly confirm this rumor. Hmm…”
“Krystal and Saagar break down the projected statistics for Russia’s economy in the near future after western sanctions at an unprecedented scale have lead to expectations of a default and Putin nationalizing industry”
“YouTube has released a new series of restrictions on user content, revealing that any perceived “misinformation” about the war in Ukraine or even content that “trivializes” the seriousness of the conflict or its impact will be barred from the platform. For all intents and purposes, the online video network is giving itself space to censor any content that diverges from the official US/NATO position on the war.
Jimmy and American comedian Kurt Metzger discuss this latest example of creeping social media silencing of voices that conflict with official narratives.”
“To say the relaunch of G4 was a complete PR disaster is an understatement. Now the G4TV YouTube channel has rebranded as Xplay (X-Play) and deleted videos that amounted to over 800,000 views. It’s not helping them on YouTube or Twitch… the channels still get very, very little views for the amount of corporate resources they have. Meanwhile, Boosted has been cancelled after only 16 episodes, and G4 Select rolls out on Pluto TV. Maybe they’ll have more luck over there?”
“In a recent NBC News report, host Stephanie Ruhle reported, flabbergasted, on news that Wall Street financial institutions like Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase have been profiting off of the war in Ukraine, taking advantage of the economic distress across Russia to buy up low-priced assets in anticipation of big returns once the fighting subsides. Ruhle and NBC colleague Jonathan Allen debate whether Goldman Sachs is more accurately described as a vulture or a scorpion.
Jimmy and American comedian Kurt Metzger discuss the predictably mercenary war profiteering demonstrated by the Wall Street bloodsuckers.”
“Two Irish politicians – legislator Richard Boyd Barrett and Member of the European Parliament Clare Daly – had separate videos go viral this past week as they passionately and eloquently spoke out about the double standard western nations were applying to “worthy” victims of Russian violence in Ukraine and the “unworthy” victims of NATO and Israeli violence in Afghanistan and the Occupied Territories.
Jimmy and American comedian Kurt Metzger discuss the uncomfortable truths the two Irish MPs highlighted.”
I am ALL for rounding up every last U.S. politician [and the people behind them] responsible for war crimes in any way whatsoever, and sending them off to stand before a war crimes tribunal…
…No need to dilly dally.
The Nuremberg trials are a good model to follow for these sorts.
“Faster, cheaper, greener. 3D printing may reshape the world canvas for good. Like many inventions, 3D printed homes been hyped up over the last few years. Like the Icon 3D printed homes in Austin, Texas. But what if I told you that Italian architects designed the world’s first 3D printed house out of dirt…yep, dirt. Clearly, the hype hasn’t bitten the dust yet. Let’s take a closer look at what 3D printing means for the future of building sustainable homes and if 3d printed homes are all they’re cracked up to be.”