Strong recommendation: http://www.lawsandsausagescomic.com/
Informative and fun.
Mastodon drinking game:
Every time you see someone posting what amounts to:
"YOU all need to be open-minded enough to tolerate ME."
"I'm going to judge the hell out of all of YOU."
take a shot.
If you see it in the same post, finish the bottle and open a new one.
Alcohol poisoning in under half an hour guaranteed if you're scanning the federated view.
RFC Classification of tolerance:
Complete tolerance/Voltairean: You may be a bigot, but you can do your thing and I'll do mine.
Intransitive intolerance/Popperian: I do not tolerate bigotry, but I will tolerate voltaireans.
Intransitive intolerance/Bubbler: I do not tolerate bigotry, nor voltaireans, but I will tolerate popperians.
Transitive intolerance/Purist: I do not tolerate bigotry, nor voltaireans, nor popperians. Bubblers are on notice.
This is an RFC. Let comments flow.
@dulcet Thanks for finding that one for me.
The whole break-thread-by-blocking is a bit of a misfeature in mastodon.
If you're concerned about fascists/nazis/white supremacists/bigots in general in the Portland city police, and you live in Portland ...
move out of Portland.
No, seriously. If you stay in Portland, if you buy things in Portland, if you work in Portland, your taxes go to the city, and the police.
If you think that your taxes are going to support bigotry, and you oppose that, the ethical move is to move out.
Otherwise, feel free to stay, of course. You do you.
Apparently Hi-point's new pistol will be called the Yeet Cannon, because they asked the internet, and that's what the internet decided.
Brownie points to them for doing what they said.
Now they're advertising the special edition Yeet Cannon G1.
Not bad. 3.5inch barrel, 9mm, +p capable. Sounds like a good carry piece.
#music Great Seattle-based band:
Dust Mice (https://dustmice.bandcamp.com/)
They're new, but they have an awesome space rock sound. I heard them at the Seattle Progressive Rock Festival.
If you're in the area, go see their shows. If you're not, love them on bandcamp or wherever you find them.
Two horns up!
@Azure Biology is spaghetti code.
Restrictions on expression of ideas make less sense than the war on drugs. Drugs or ideas; driving them underground makes them more attractive, not less, and it most certainly doesn't make them go away.
It's a comforting lie for the ignorant - wishful thinking for the swell folks. It didn't work for the victorians, and it's not working for the neo-victorians.
But it feels good.
So I've been looking into options for videos for my listeners.
Three remain standing after gaping slack-jawed at contracting terms and provisions.
1) Bandcamp (what the hell, I'm already there)
2) Peertube (groovy, but definitely lesser-known)
3) ... I hope you're sitting down for this.... myspace.
Myspace is in enough trouble as an underdog, and yet sufficiently wedded to musicians as a group, not to be too obnoxious. I'm amazed, and yet, here we are.
Yeah, I got pretty tired of people throwing around those terms while not apparently knowing what they mean. I don't mind political debate, but I'm not interested in watching groups of monkeys howling at each other and flinging turds.
On the nature of fascism
If you claim that someone is a fascist (let's be honest, there are very few self-proclaimed fascists) and they don't support a dictatorial single-party state with a dirigiste approach to the economy and society ...
... you're wrong, they're not fascists. They might be despicable, but they don't meet the core definition.
By definition, anyone in favour of universal franchise and responsible government, civil liberties or economic freedom isn't a fascist.
On the nature of socialism, and people who claim to be socialists.
If you think that you're a socialist, but you don't want state control of major assets, industries or funds ...
... you're not really a socialist.
Socialism is quite literally about socialising the economy; taking control out of the hands of private ownership or capital. Some forms involve nominal private ownership, with divorce of actual control, but that's a fig leaf.
If you don't want that, you're not a socialist.
re: palestine & israel, apartheid
What apologia? I'm not saying that anybody did anything good. I'm saying that to solve a problem starts with a solid diagnosis, and misappropriating terms makes that harder, not easier.
I could just as easily say that you're supporting Israel here by muddying the waters - see how ridiculous that is?
Not my project, but I know who's doing it and I respect their skills. Highly recommended.
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