2. Also spent about an hour on the phone to a (friendly, helpful) Stripe person about it and both he and engineer in Freenode chat confirmed Stripe is DESIGNED to work that way when you allow several platforms to connect to one Stripe account. They all get access to all of it.
3. Their suggestion in the end was to use a separate Stripe account for each platform (Revue, Substack) but that seems to defeat the point of Stripe Connect (click a few buttons, accept third-party subscriptions easily in one place).
Ni huevos, ni piedras, ni balas, ni amenazas, ni arengas polarizantes, ni violencia, ni odio ni pensar mal del otro. ¿Tan difícil es, señores líderes políticos?
Is it that difficult for politicians not to polarise the public sphere and get people over excited? No eggs, no stones, no bullets, no threats, no polarising stump speeches, no violence, no hatred, no thinking ill of others. Is it that hard to try to come up with a plan for all?
Reader asks why things have been a bit slow over the past few weeks with articles.
Answer is: finishing the new direct support system.
This is the actual list of little things left to do. All "tidying up" at this point. System already works.
If we're lucky, one more day.
2) Patreon has been an interesting experience over the past couple of years and have learnt lots of things but, among other things: 1) not a great publishing platform, 2) currencies, 3) taxes, 4) invoices, 5) all needs to work in English and Spanish..., 6) commissions.
3) Looking at the actual numbers over two years, Patreon ends up taking about 15% of gross contributions, vs. 2.-3% for cards on Stripe and even less for Stripe IBAN SEPA direct debits.
That is 15% we could be throwing at more Spain reporting and journalism: trips, gear, etc.
Vox has launched a textbook racist ad campaign for the Madrid regional elections, framing and labelling an "invasion" of young foreign illegal immigrants as a dangerous threat and an economic drain on Spanish grannies, Spanish taxpayers, Spanish unemployed and "our city areas".
Label for young immigrants is "MENA" = unaccompanied foreign minors.
"MENAs degrade our city areas turning them into unsafe places for Spaniards", reads one Vox tweet.
Public Prosecutor to investigate. Rail operator Renfe willing to take it down if electoral commission orders.
The anger and insults from some Vox and Podemos readers lately can be explained by not using the frame, words or classifications they prefer, or with enough vehemence against whatever it is they see as most significant from a tribal perspective. They do not own public discourse.
The first example was the Podemos outrage over this tweet, where I remarked on a politician and some voters instead of writing something like "BRAVE LEFT LEADER PABLO IGLESIAS COURAGEOUSLY FACES UP TO FOUR NEO-NAZIS IN MADRID, WORLD HAS SEEN NOTHING LIKE IT SINCE CHURCHILL".
The second example, from the opposite extreme, was this tweet about Vox and what happened in Vallecas last week. Vox anger and insults rained down, poured down, for not describing the aspects of the event that they chose in their terms and with their level of tribal anger.
Gran parte de los cabreos últimos, de un bando u otro, desde tuiteros anónimos hasta diputados nacionales, se pueden explicar por no usar el marco de referencia o taxonomía política que preferirían ellos al hablar de un acontecimiento, ni con la vehemencia exigida.
Pero el espacio y el debate públicos, la selección de temas y el uso de las palabras, marcos, etiquetas y referencias no pertenece en exclusiva a los políticos.
Y el mecanismo parece ser: o uses los términos y marcos tribales nuestros, las etiquetas para los asepectos de los acontecimientos que yo prefiera, de la manera que yo exigo, o montamos un pollo y te van a llover insultos de todo tipo, que también suelen ser tribales.