Signal has recently reported that their service has been blocked in Iran. This block is a direct attack on the secure communication of activists.
In solidarity with the team at Signal we would like to amplify their call for volunteers to help run proxy servers to ensure that protesters have the ability to send and receive secure encrypted messages.
If you are willing to help, Signal has provided step-by-step instructions on their blog here: https://signal.org/blog/run-a-proxy/
The shit we humans can do, when humans aren't just being shitheads, is pretty amazing.
You can get ROCKPOOL exclusively thus far as part of this charity bundle put together by @nidorina - it's for a small young people's clothing/supplies charity in Cape Cod:
There's also lots of super cool other things in there! And it's ther first time any of my RPG work has been actually for sale for actual money so I really hope people like it and find it worthwhile :)
So, a few weeks ago, I saw that someone on here was putting together a charity itch bundle, said I may have something to add, and then slightly panicked and wrote a 12 page mini RPG over the course of a weekend.
The result is a game called ROCKPOOL, and it's about strange little creatures that live around rockpools and have strange little dreams for what they want the world to be like. You can fight terrifying rockpool wildlife and fey, craft things from flotsam, and await the changing tide.
Let me be clear on this: centrists hate the left more than they do the right. From the exit poll data to the trends we see in political discourse, it is clearer than a sunny day without a cloud in the sky.
The centrists always attempt to appease the right but never accept that these appeasements only lead to ruin every single time.
The centrist parties and their members are really right-wing sympathisers; Viktor Frankenstein incarnate the way they create monsters and shirk responsibility.
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Something I wrote after my third time through #LesMiserables:
Fiction can’t *prove* a point about about reality, but it can make you *think* about it, and consider connections or perspectives that you might not have considered before. And that’s a very valuable thing.
Hey y’all, just a quick reminder as hurricane season ramps up, please do not fly your personal drones after a hurricane. I know it’s tempting, hurricane damage is extraordinary to look at, and it will probably get you lots of views. But we need that airspace for search and rescue and for damage assessments
If you don’t have an FAA Part 107 sUAS license, just don’t fly for a week or two after a major natural disaster, even if there are no flight restrictions, as a courtesy to folks who are flying to aid in disaster recovery
To be clear, I LOVE hobby drone pilots! Y’all have pushed the industry in incredible directions and made drones safer, easier to fly, and much more affordable. So, thank you!
I just want to make sure we all stay safe out there especially when there’s a disaster and folks need help 💘
racism, Central Park "Karen", +
Recall Amy Cooper, who called the cops on a Black birdwatcher in Central Park?
Her employer fired her racist ass. She then sued them.
She's just had her case dismissed. ^_^
J.K. Rowling, long post, read and show it to your cis friensd, boosts welcome
I'm gonna need cis people to understand that J.K. Rowling is not a neutral/good/apolitical person with a bad habit. She is an evil, actively harmful agitator who has been a, if not the, central figure of laundering and libwashing a ultra-far-right hate and terrorist movement, whose hatespeech has encouraged very real, very deadly violence, who has served as inspiration and justification to fascists world-wide, both Putin and the Republicans, who has an immense wealth which she most likely uses to fund said hate movement as well, who has been a vocal supporter of openly fascist and anti-semitic ideologues (such as Magdalen "Soros funds the transes" Berns), who has lent massive amounts of publicity and credibility to far-right figures and those who openly collaborate with the far-right, and who has been quoted verbatim by fascist Republicans in their campaigns for deadly anti-trans bills.
She not your nice aunt who's a little weird. To put it in terms HP fans understand, she's not Molly Weasley, she's Bellatrix Lestrange. She is a key figure of the anti-trans movement that has acted as a vanguard for the fascist resurgence. She has been directly co-responsible for spawning the conspiracy theories you now see on Tucker Carlson and Libs of TikTok. She has spear-headed the campaign that has sabotaged the GRA reform. She has praised far-right ideologues such as self-described theocratic fascist Matt Walsh.
She is a fascist enabler. Treat her as such. Treat her like Orson Scott Card or Varg Vikernes. Don't buy her shit. She's got riches to last her several lifetime, and spare change to fund a dozen fascist movements without ever running out.
I'm Snail. They/them. Pleased to meet you.
same name, same content, slightly different picture of a chiton
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