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"having a special and unique relationship with your own children" and "socialized communal childcare" aren't in contradiction. people really talk about the nuclear family as if your children being functionally your property hidden away from oversight and with no real recourse or basis for comparison should you decide to mistreat them is *necessary* to a meaningful relationship with your parents, rather than the biggest factor promoting child abuse in all forms

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Life Hack: Instead of buying the Ring home-drone, you can save a lot of time and effort by simply telling your spouse don't trust them and throwing your housekeys at a cop.

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If this is a real thing do not even attempt to teach me about it. I just want to imagine it as a bunch of people rushing a throne and whoever sits down first gets to be the monarch for like a week before the whole thing starts over again.

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The companies that commercialized these technologies get 'em for free, dodge their taxes, AND campaign against the very idea of government spending. They back a bizarre ideology that measures the economy with nonsensical measures like GDP.

Under GDP, public school teachers are a drain on the system, while the educated citizens they turn out are not accounted for at all.

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Normal isn't good enough. It was never good enough. Normal got us into this mess.

We need to build back better: to create a moonshot for climate adaptation that uses a muscular, capable state to invest people and technologies.

A moonshot that structures the economy to produce the clean energy, infrastructure creation and retrofitting, transit, universal health care (and other forms of care), universal network access - a future fit for the human race.

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pro tip for mastodon web interface 

do you follow someone who is nice, but just boosts an overwhelming number of toots (like, maybe, me)? or maybe you like the person, but not the kinds of things they boost? there is a solution!

open their profile and click the 3-dot button (next to the Unfollow button). select the "Hide boosts from" option. boom, done. you will still see their toots, but no more of their boosts. :moomin_sparkles:

I do not know if this option is available in any of the apps.

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its weird too me that people love to critcize communist experiments for failing to live up to their promises (even at the height of the USSRs decadence everyone still had guaranteed housing) but those same people would never say the same thing about capitalism, which promised universal prosperity in exchange for hard work and is currently experiencing several generational crises

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I'm watching a video about constructs in D&D and now I'm wondering, it's common knowledge golems come from Ashkenazic Jewish folklore, yet out of that, how many know that Rabbi Loew's golem was crafted as a guardian to protect Prague's ghetto during a rash of pogroms?

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"Facebook, Twitter And TikTok Say Wishing Trump's Death From COVID-19 Is Not Allowed"

npr.org/sections/latest-update

That's what happens when you put all of your social media in the USA basket.

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uspol reminder 

there's a lot of misinformation spreading about the Trump COVID-19 story, remember to check your sources folks

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dropping out of high school is fucking valid

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to be clear, i am not a practitioner of law in the united states and can't say for sure this wouldn't be fraud. it would, however, be extremely cool in either case

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I absolutely will celebrate Trump having the rona and no you will not make me feel bad about it

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We put merchants in charge of society and we got a shopping mall instead of democracy. Is this really news to anyone?

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I thought tech is cool because I can make interesting things with it, can automate boring things away, etc, but the larger picture is that capitalists fucked everything up real bad, and most of the tech exists only to exploit people and sell more tech

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“Donald Trump has increased the number of U.S. drone attacks on the African continent since becoming president, removing the limited restrictions that had been in place during the Obama era. The result has been a ramping up of civilian casualties leading to an increase in resentment and hatred which fuels militant recruitment.”

blackallianceforpeace.com/afri

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Hey who wants Eudico Warframe herself to teach you the ins and outs of pro voiceacting?

$30 for a zoom call with an amazing talented lady who i can both personally and professionally vouch for. 👍

She didn't ask me to advertise her class for her, I just know she knows her shit and good guidance online is hard to come by.

twitter.com/totalspiffage/stat

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