Well this is a little on the nose, with the funeral being today.

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A dear friend has died. We will miss you, Tomak.

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"If you’ve made yourself a moral pariah because you’ve spent the past three decades fighting a rear-guard battle in defense of systemic, violent, oppressive injustice, then you need to find some other subject on which you can cast yourself as the Good Guy..." patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/

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uspol, civility 

Protests? Bah. Your peaceful protest is an attestation to their power over you. They don't care about your pain.

Inflict pain until they take you seriously.

Only power matters. We have the power of numbers. Use it.

Inflict pain until they take you seriously.

Pretty interesting video sketching out a physiology of trauma response.

The friend who posted it elsewhere said with it: "If you want to understand more about evolutionary psychology, behavioral medicine, and trauma than many psychologists seem to, just watch this.'

m.youtube.com/watch?v=br8-qebj

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Making an account because you want to "reach" an "audience" is fundamentally different from making an account because you want to post, and maybe *connect* with *people.*

The first is fundamentally tainted with an advertising and marketing mindset. It affects how you use the space and and how you view everyone else who uses it.

To summarize: Collecting followers isn't a personality.

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I have been mulling over "We Need To Sing About Mental Health" for more than a year now.

Excerpt:
"It’s likely that a few people endorse stigma, many don’t, and most people are in-between, not actively anti-stigma but not consciously discriminatory.

Isn’t that true about…everything? If there is such an outgroup, where is the in-group? Where is DepressionCon? Where are the Social Anxiety Pride parades?

Answer: that’s why we invented the internet."

hotelconcierge.tumblr.com/post

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To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.

#NoMansSky
#Repair
#Compost
#Activism
#Electronica
#Detroit
#Minecraft

Don't forget to boost good posts with hashtags so that searchable posts make it out to more instances!

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Freedom can only be the whole of freedom; a piece of freedom is not freedom.
-- Max Stirner

#anarchism #quote #bot

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#VerseThursday TO LOVE SOMEONE LONG-TERM IS TO ATTEND A THOUSAND FUNERALS OF THE PEOPLE THEY USED TO BE., by Heidi Priebe

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"In the ’80s, Susan Headley ran with the best of them—phone #phreakers, social engineers, and the most notorious computer #hackers of the era. Then she disappeared." Helluva an interesting read. theverge.com/c/22889425/susy-t

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“…Or, what if we help, and that just makes the situation worse? Better not to do anything until we know for sure. In the meantime, can you try explaining it again? And you needn’t have such a nasty tone when you ask! Do you want help or not?”

captainawkward.com/2022/01/18/

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