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rent assistance begpost boost are appreciated $105/$430 

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"WhatsApp gives users an ultimatum: Share data with Facebook or stop using the app"
Nobody is surprised. And it won't change anybody's mind, either. But still ... just in case ... if you stop using WhatsApp, or convince your friends to stop using it, thank you.
arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

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RT @traceyecorder@twitter.com

Today has shown police don’t need de-escalation training, they choose who to escalate on, that’s not a training issue. Police don’t need unconscious bias training, they are conscious of their bias.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/traceyecorder/stat

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Sharing from Instagram. #mutualaid groups to support in Washington DC
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Please #boost and #donate. Rn, Black leadership is asking us to give so I really hope Masto can show up!!

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To me as a poc, this shit is depressing and terrifying because they allowed them to go INTO THE CAPITOL BUILDING unimpeded, showing just how deep this system is entrenched in white supremacy. Who's gonna protect us, apparently fuckin nobody

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it's the same at every single street protest: the fascists come unprepared, ill-organised, and generally incredibly fucking weak, but they are protected by an army of cops and have the entire weight of the establishment behind them

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anyway fascists making a mess of the seat of legislative power is hardly a sign of a well-oiled oppression machine. i think this should be taken as a display of weakness, of irreparable and intensifying conflicts within the capitalist and white supremacist structures in and out of government, not of strength

Me, looking for a browser: I know I stopped using PaleMoon for *some* reason. What was it?

PaleMoon primary developer's twitter: *loudly transphobic*

Me: Oh.

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“ And the police are simply the hired enemies of this population. They are present to keep the Negro in his place and to protect white business interests, and they have no other function. They are, moreover—even in a country which makes the very grave error of equating ignorance with simplicity—quite stunningly ignorant; and, since they know that they are hated, they are always afraid. One cannot possibly arrive at a more surefire formula for cruelty. “

-James Baldwin

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The Grim Reaper taking Flash Player away:

Flash Player: "I am le tired."

The Grim Reaper: "I know. Let's take a long nap."

Flash Player: "and then fire ze missiles?"

The Grim Reaper: [smiling sadly] "Yeah. And then fire ze missiles."

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seattle help needed finding a teenager (19) a home, or at least somewhere to put her stuff 

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hey. hey fediverse. let’s play a game.

give me a number from 1 to 1528 and i’ll give you a weird old slang term from that page of “A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English” by Eric Partridge, published 1971, but first compiled much earlier.

boosts encouraged! i’m excited, this book is so entertaining.

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queer history, hrt, grs 

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If we abolish the police, who will hang out outside the high school and arrest teenage runaways when they try to attend class while living away from their abusive families???

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bookshop.org/
"Oh, this is fabulous. A new online platform, Bookshop, has created a centralized online shopping platform for independent bookstores around the country. Quarantine doesn’t mean you have to resort to Amazon. "
thelibrariansdaughter.tumblr.c #library #books

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ableism in leftist spaces 

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i want phones that are larger, less waterproof, slower, with lower battery capacity, made by people who are paid more to work less, and i'm not kidding

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this is going to sound harsh but....
i've never met an able-bodied, neurotypical person who is capable of the same kind of compassion and empathy that mad, neurodiverse, or disabled people express on a daily fucking basis.

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