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If you ever see me post a link but I've not clearly described it, or you don't feel like I made it justice, feel free to repost it with your own description. You don't even have to mention me.

Sometimes I want to send something out into the world, but don't have the right energy to formulate thoughts.

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PSA, this account:

I will not follow any, or allow follows from, mastodon.social nor mastodon.online

The "not a flag-ship" instance does not need two instances, and I'm tired of how it's being handled and managed.

If you want help finding a different server, let me know! I love matching people and instances.

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A bunch of good people were suddenly popping up here, which reminded me about my invite.

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Happy International Non-Binary day, y'all. :nonbinary_flag:

health 

back on high anxiety. 👍

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cop-killer 

I'm absolutely fascinated by the endless capacity for stupidity exhibited by enforcers.

Dude's head is like a fucking hollowed-out pumpkin.

Cop who threatened to kill protesters shoots, kills colleague who knocked on door, affidavit says

This dude said he would shoot any protesters that came to his door.

Then shot another cop who was just coming by to chat.

He's being charged with manslaughter.

After saying that he intended to shoot anyone who came to his door, and then shot someone who came to his door.

That's premeditated murder.

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Colonialism, Bolivia, Elon Musk 

"Evo Morales was overthrown so that Elon Musk could loot Bolivia’s lithium, and they aren't even hiding it anymore."
Nationalized lithium plant in Bolivia was closed by US-backed fascist coup government. Añez's VP candidate has now invited Elon Musk to produce batteries there.
(birbsite)
https://twitter.com/AlytaDeLeon/status/1282765265386840066?s=20

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food 

my parents never used to let me have crisps in my lunchbox and eventually the kids i sat with began to feel sorry for me. they worked out a system where each of them would allocate me four of their own crisps each day. socialism is real and it saved my life

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It sickens me that some of the biggest media figures in and are alt-right or adjacent, making these spaces actively hostile to the groups already excluded from tech and making young people in particular easy to target with hateful rhetoric.

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signal boost, seattle, housing aid 

This person, who worked on numerous games, some of which you might have played and enjoyed, is about to become homeless.

https://twitter.com/HedgeMom/status/1282734731717537792

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All through this provess, each new heesrbreak he told me about, every one more stressful than the last as a deadine approached, the more livid I'd gotten. It was a demoralizing, dehumanizing experience for him and he had no choice but to keep forcing it on himself, for ages.

I couldn't understand how it could be legal for discrimination like this, in his case clearly because of the disabilities that prevent him from working, could be allowed. Now it won't be.

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The news about it being ruled unlawful to refuse people on housing benefit is emotional for me.

My lesser-spotted boyfriend had to move very quickly out of horrible housing and had a hell of a time finding somewhere by the unfair deadline because he's on HB. More than once he fell in love with a place and was rejected out of hand because of this. One estate agent told him "the landlord likes people to have a job or six months' rent in hand" as if HB isn't much more than six months' worth!

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In Civilization IV you need to develop the "fascism" technology to build Mt Rushmore

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I'm hiring:

1) a lecturer (equiv. asst. prof.) in Design Research (0.7fte, 3,5 days/week) https://www.hva.nl/vacatures/1107273/Lecturer-in-Design-Research-(0,7-fte)
ATTENTION: this lecturer must hold a PhD at the time of hiring.

2) a lab assistant who is well-versed in creative technologies (0.2fte, 1 day/week) https://www.hva.nl/vacatures/1113962/Lab-Assistant-(0,2-fte)

3) a studio assistant who is an empathetic "people-person" and can coach students in their design processes & team dynamics (0.4fte, 2 days/week) https://www.hva.nl/vacatures/1107320/Studio-Assistant-(0,4-fte)

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"United" Kingdom politics 

SNP and Scottish independence support has been polling at over 50% for the last six months. I guess Brexit and Westminster's handling of Covid-19 are a double whammy at reducing support for the union.

nation.cymru/opinion/the-break

Article: No, I Will Not Debate You 

"That’s why you’ll see so many news outlets use phrases like “alleged white supremacist” or “the deportation policy, which critics have described as xenophobic.” It’s not because there’s serious doubt over where these people stand, it’s because journalists are silenced by threats from speech “defenders” who have the money and spite to shut down their critics."

longreads.com/2018/09/18/no-i-

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anyway I was just reading about the gross corporate culture around Ubisoft in the wake of several executives "resigning"

(article contains descriptions of workplace sexual harassment)

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/07/ubisofts-most-powerful-creative-force-resigns-in-wake-of-sweeping-allegations/

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every time I read an article about how toxic and harmful the video game industry is for its employees, whether it be "crunch" or a workplace filled with sexual harassment, and so on, I think of how many great games and great ideas have not come to pass because of people who were driven out of the industry, or even just stayed away to begin with

Great interview with Jameela Jamil, pretty much about how she got to where she is. And she's advocating the way she is.

youtube.com/watch?v=BXzO0z6fmh

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do you approve of socialism?

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Generalist Hometown instance with a strong focus on community standards. No TERF, no SWERF, no Nazi, no Centrist.