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a thing that has freaked me out since I was a kid 

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@anarchiv
of the actual garden space, not on the devices i was able to assemble after a small scavenger hunt for all my storage media.

that said...
@micrackbiron @horatius

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Left Fedi is notoriously quiet on uprisings outside of the continental US and Europe, and that needs to change, like, yesterday

y'all's claims to intersectionality or to decolonizing fall short quite often

uplift struggles that are outside of the West, and are directly against the West as well (not just in separating from the West but knowing that the West cannot and should not continue to exist)

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selfie, eye contact, boosts ok!!! 

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saving a fly that protested against that treatment a lot reminded me of how we incredibly complex beings are, after all, not that different from flies in that our baseline emotions are "pleasant" and "unpleasant" and that's basically the grid for everything else

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God: you’re black and white.

Orca: like a penguin?

God: yes but you’re not a penguin.

Orca: oh.

God: you swim in the ocean.

Orca: like a penguin!

God: you are not a penguin!

Orca: oh.

God: you eat fish.

Orca: [gasp].

God: [sigh].

Orca: i’m the chubbiest penguin!

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deepfakes video of me doing my job effectively and not fucking around online

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Today's empire is just less obvious because it is losing. The planet cannot support it and it has expanded to every acre it can reach. There are no more wealthy foreign lands to ransack. A hundred thousand neighborhoods in a hundred thousand cities have a cop show up at the door of someone's house with a notice of eviction every day. The international debt agreements which allow the extractions relying on the mere presence of nuclear silos and standing armies, rarely needing to enforce them any longer except to repress revolts. The sheer size and spread of discrete acts of violence almost renders it invisible. The flashpoints get smaller and smaller, but their glow is now everywhere. The diffuse glow of desperate and cannibalistic expansion, the end of empires.

My pronoun game needs work. Back to the drawing board.

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Four million photographs and thousands of hours of music and video depicting generations of black American life could disappear into a private collection when the archives of Jet and Ebony are auctioned by their bankrupt former publisher this week. usatoday.com/story/money/2019/

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@garfiald
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.

― Ronald Wright

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