The tech industry is already dripping with politics, and libertarian-capitalism is reigning. This ideology promotes the mythical concept of "meritocracy" which is used excuse the marginalization of anyone who is not a 20-something cis-white hetero male, and actually leads to denial that it even does happen. It is also the ideology that had let to massive corporate centralization of the internet.
uspol joke Show more
looking forward to the 2020 presidential debate when Kristen Gillibrand tells Donald Trump that he's "totally a Slytherin" to great applause and immediately setting myself on fire
@_ampersand yeah, I that's a good point, any kind of UBI would have be accompanied by other legislation such as abolishing rent.
US politics, organizing, looking for info Show more
is the government shutdown a golden opportunity for community orgs to test out replacing services that are being disrupted with self-managed alternatives? e.g ppl not getting food stamps, we could address that.
folks are already organizing to do things like clean up state parks, but it seems like little disconnected pods. at the end of the shutdown it would be cool to say we learned some stuff about orchestrating large-scale services?
Hot take: "Debate" as a form of conflict has filled the cultural niche that Dueling once did. It's the same form of fake ritualised combat, and insecure white men like doing it because it makes them feel they're more capable at something than they actually are. Just as no one who was good at dueling would have actually been any good at fighting in a war, no one who's good at debate is actually any good at changing people's minds.
User on sunbeam.city: Hello everyone! I'm new here. My interests include crocheting, gardening and electronics. Looking forward to sharing tips with you all!
*One month later*
User: Capitalism must fall sooner rather than later, or else it will take our planet with it. We must dispose of the Capitalist pigs now. No cops, no borders, no landlords. The time for revolution is coming. This vegan curry I just made is delicious.
prisons, politics Show more
Medical, visitation, exercise time.... all screwed up or straight cancelled due to the shutdown.
So Fed pretrial prisoners take it up a notch: hunger strike.
A California judge has ruled that American cops can’t force people to unlock a mobile phone with their face or finger. https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/01/14/feds-cant-force-you-to-unlock-your-iphone-with-finger-or-face-judge-rules/#5899df8c42b7
The L Gets Open Show more
This poem celebrates the opening of the L in 1892. At first it was steam powered, but 3 years later, the Chicago L was the first electric rapid transit line in the US. The poem also notes the power of transit to break down barriers between communities.
Jane Zhang - The Diva Dance (from the Fifth Element)
I had no idea this was possible. I thought they synthesized it in the movie.
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