Funny how First Nations reservations in and the account for about 1% of the countries' land area, yet they can't seem to be able to avoid building stuff through them that nobody wants to deal with

And the rich white settlements, which there are WAY more of, never seem to get hit with a through their backward, or the forest bordering their house getting cut down and turned into an open pit mine.

But suuure. It's the people being unreasonable.

Friendly reminder: if you need to plan something with many people, then don't do it on public social media.

Use Signal. Use ToR.

Stop responding to sealions and people “just asking questions” about bodily autonomy. They are deliberately wasting your time and effort. Block them, move on, and do some real work.

Reminder, being angry is a valuable emotion that tells you it is time to change what you have been doing and act in your and other people’s interest to feel happy

Do not announce your intent to commit crimes on fedi

Do not announce your intent to commit crimes on birbsite

Do not announce your intent to commit crimes on Reddit

Do not announce your intent to commit crimes, full stop

Goodreads: "We no longer want to be a book social network, we're just a funnel for Amazon purchases. Fuck you."

"Why are you removing multiple features on Goodreads?"

The alternatives are looking better each day.

So basically, Amazon isn’t content for its overworked, underpaid, chronically injured workforce to be subsidized by taxpayer money, but they ALSO want indie authors to subsidize their “digital delivery fee”.



Juneteenth isn't just for Black people. If you believe slavery was wrong then you should celebrate the end of slavery.


Made the decision this morning to fediblock . We've had problems with unmoderated fascist accounts on there before, but they're becoming increasingly more problematic, don't defederate from other fash instances, and I'm hearing more often about users being harassed by transphobes and fascists from there. We've had them 'silenced' for a long while (meaning you could only see accounts that you follow there), but it's time to up that to a full block.


Yeah there's a reason why I haven't set foot in a Starbucks in ages.


Scoop: Starbucks managers have told baristas their trans-inclusive health benefits could go away if they unionize, staff in several states say in interviews and a new labor board charge “I know specifically, you have used the trans health-care benefits.”


The suffusion of microplastics in the world's water supply is just one of those things I have to try really hard not to think about on a regular basis because it just gives me an absolute sense of impending doom and horror

SCAM: Lightmoon IS NOT Kdenlive. Lightmoon is MALWARE.

We have been notified of a site that is using Kdenlive's name and likeness to distribute malware to users. We will not be linking to the site to avoid accidental downloads, but if a search lands you on a site offering "lightmoon", "a free video editor" that looks in the screenshots identical to Kdenlive, this is malware.

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We have also received notice that the criminal creators of **lightmoon malware** are sending out phishing emails trying to trick users into downloading their infected software. Please ignore and trash these messages.

Remember: The only legitimate sources for Kdenlive's software are your distro, well-established app stores (such as FlatHub), and Kdenlive's own download page located at:

Take care.

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My life is largely a collection of largely boring periods interspersed with genuine WTF moments.

For instance, that time I did a gig as a mascot at a business conference, but decided to take a shortcut through an alley, witnessed some dudes in business attire beating the shit out of each other -- and then got chased out of that alley when those dudes realized I was witnessing the whole thing.

Imagine mobsters chasing some guy in a bear suit. That was me, circa 2005.

Since I had quietly told some people that Brittney Griner's family didn't want media around her detention in Russia (which was true at first), I want to highlight that the situation has changed, and now they DO want attention on her case!

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Memorial Day is about honoring those who, with consent and knowledge of what they faced, gave their lives to defend others.

But the day is stained with the blood of those given no choice, awarded no valor. Thrown into battle not to defend, but because others would not defend them.

If we cannot do better for the living, our uniformed dead turn from us in disgrace.

Please be considerate to yourself, your family and others and wear a mask.

We’re in the worst infection surge here in the US since last December.

You can get Long COVID and potential life-long disability even if you’re vaccinated and boosted and experience no symptoms during acute COVID. Multiple COVID infections, according to latest research, make Long COVID more likely and worsen outcomes.

I don’t know how to get that into people’s skulls, but we’re not “living with COVID”.

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