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Racist "Central Park Karen" slapped with criminal charge for filing a false report.

Link - nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/white-

Good. This kind of behavior needs to result in criminal charges more often.

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last time black people open carried, ronald reagan made gun control laws. wonder whats gonna happen this time

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Hands down, this is the best mashup of midcentury furniture, cocktail culture, and robotic age styling. Alleged to have been inspired by the moon landing. Vintage bar by Borghesani, 1969. (Photos by an unknown 1stDibs seller and Kelly Wearstler)

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My understanding of Gundam has been helped a lot by knowing the original Gundam is a retort to The High Frontier, an End Of History-style book about how if you do capitalism in space it will magically fix everything because in space no one will make any mistakes or harmful choices ever the end.

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media transphobia 

Oh hey apparently there was a thousand-strong protest for trans rights yesterday in London and all I saw in The News was that JK Rowling did some Bad Tweets again.

Remind me again who's silencing and erasing who?

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Hoover police (just outside Bham) showed up to a peaceful 7/4 protest in a library parking lot wearing Blue Lives Matter masks and holding assault rifles and arrested some of our most dedicated community organizers

If you recognize the name Star Robb it's probably because for a while during the protests she was using her own venmo account as a bail fund, managing it and running jail support singlehandedly. She's also one of the main organizers behind Be a Blessing Birmingham, an incredible houseless support organization. She's a beloved pillar of our community, and now she's locked up because her compassion is a threat to their control and because she's Black

I'm fuming right now and I know the rest of the city is right there with me. Please donate and overwhelm their lines

Bail fund: givebutter.com/NobodyLeftBehin
Hoover PD phone number: 205-444-7700

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Thank you Cosmo #cat for sitting precisely on my notebook as i start the day

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PSA: cloth and paper masks worn to help prevent spread of Coronavirus (and other diseases) do not need to form a seal to be effective.

They do two things:
a. capture most of the droplets you exhale/cough/sneeze out
b. slow down (and thus reduce the range of) any droplets not caught

If you have two layers of fabric covering your nose and mouth, you are wearing a fabric mask correctly.

If breath reflects off of them and escapes around the edges, that is just fine -- the bulk of the droplets were caught, and those few that leave around the edges are slowed a ton. Mission accomplished.

Misinformation on this point (most of which seems to be repeating proper fit and donning for PPE masks, which do need to form a seal) is leading people to not wear masks because they believe they are difficult or impossible to wear correctly.

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protestors put up a guillotine in front of Jeff Bezos’ mansion holy shit

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TQP raising money for the Navajo Nation Relief Fund, please boost! 

hey y'all Trans Queer Pueblo is doing a fundraising drive rn for the Navajo Nation COVID-19 Relief Fund

donation link here: secure.everyaction.com/Mlfismr

you can check out their Inter Tribal Drag Show from Sunday (and their continuation tonight) on their facebook link: facebook.com/transqueerpueblo/

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uspol, chaz shooting 

absolutely surreal to see the garbage mainline reporting on it. ex: theguardian.com/us-news/2020/j

> Officers said in a police blog that at about 3am on Monday, a white Jeep Cherokee SUV was reported near a Chop concrete barrier that surrounds the protest area. Several unidentified people then fired shots into the vehicle.

never mentioned that the folks driving the SUV opened fire first with automatic weaponry, in two drive-bys. activists are never quoted, only the police account is used.

this kind of bogus media serves as cover for the upcoming clearing of the CHAZ and the reclamation of the police precinct. it’s so bland and naked. absolutely headfucked.

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a reminder to everyone that on friday july 3 bandcamp is waiving its profit share so 100% of the money you spend will go to the artists

it's another good opportunity to give money to black musicians and labels, over 2,000 of whom are listed here: blackbandcamp.info/#/

maybe use the week to have a listen and see who you'd like to support on friday

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bun fact: he loves to destroy this link bag and i gave up trying to keep it away from him

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watching jeff play Trackmania: Origins and shred an open-wheel race car up a giant grass quarter pipe gives me a good idea for what to replace golf courses with

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