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Howdy folks, in light of the discussions around racism happening in the fediverse, I would like to remind everyone that I am a cis straight white man and if I exhibit or associate with any kind of bigotry, please call me the fuck out! Please yell at me. This isn't sarcasm.

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News: China, Uyghurs, War on Terror 

Obviously, I think what the Chinese government is doing to the Uyghur people is awful, and this new information confirms a lot of what people knew was happening. But it's interesting that China is using a "War on Terror" as their excuse for genocide. I wonder where they got that idea...

AP News: Uyghur county in China has highest prison rate in the world

apnews.com/article/china-priso

Not to be a massive nerd but I'm really thinking about getting into . I've been really put off by a lot of anime recently but I'm reading through ! and really enjoying it. Does anyone have any suggestions?

TTRPG / D&D 5e 

I am the DM of a 5e game that has been going for close to two years now, but I'm only now getting around to making actual dungeons. They are still pretty basic, but it's fun. I made a ruined tower haunted by a ghost that steals the memories of the PCs, and they have to use mirrors to solve puzzles.

News: Israeli/Palestinian Conflict 

I'm not really sure how some so called progressives don't see Israel as an apartheid state illegally occupying land. Seemingly just to prove they can get away with whatever they want, the Israeli military and cops do shit like this. The Israeli military literally shot this journalist in the head and then disrupted her funeral. Absolutely insane.

The Guardian: Israeli police attack funeral procession for shot journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh

theguardian.com/world/2022/may

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love the idea of "NFT" as a slang descriptor to call something boring and overpriced lmao

Life update 

These last few days have been a whirlwind. Finishing school, moving, getting things set up for my new job. I'm glad I'm finally getting some time to relax.

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caps, in da share z0ne voice 

I'F YOU CAN'T HANDLE ME AT MY WOR'ST....
THAT'S OKAY!!;

-I CAN BE A LOT SOMETIMES
-ONE TIME I CRIED BECASUE A LIZERD WAS TO CUTE
-YOUR NOT MY THERRAPIST
-I HAVE OTHER SUPPORT SYSTEM'S
-WHAT IF WERE BOTH IN A BAD MOOD AND WE FIGHT OVER WHO FORGOT TO PUT AWAY THE BAG OF CHIPS
-WE CAN JUST PLAY MINECRAFT LATER ITLL BE A GOOD HANG

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covid, US failure to do anything helpful 

friends are now sick with covid, caught from their kid who had been going to school where the mask requirement was dropped.

and get this, when their kid tested positive they called the school to be sure his class would be notified, they were told "We aren't doing that anymore." so had to call the parents on their own.

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Today's dumb argument: whether the cars in Cars are AI or transhuman

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don't keep cool knowledge to yourself!!!

- the world is better when more people know more things
- infodumping is really sexy
- uhhhhhhhhh i forgot what i was saying i was thinking about girls and enbies who infodump at me
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Our brains literally evolved to NOT pay attention to boring stuff

We are forced to do boring things because that keeps other folks wealthy

The reason why you want to do hobbies all day is that you were supposed to be an artisan

Artisans were once seen to be the clearest sign of civilisation, not a burden

We have enough food now that all humanity could master the lyre

But we have chosen coin

and coin does not sing

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News: Analysis 

I know everyone is talking about the supreme court leak and potential overturning of Roe vs Wade, which is of course important, but here is some less glamorous news: a ton of fucking dams may fail soon. It is less politically charged but still important as global warming threatens our increasingly crumbling infrastructure.

Headline: AP analysis finds growing number of poor, high-hazard dams

apnews.com/article/covid-healt

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Customs agent stops me and pulls an apple out of my luggage.

"What is this?" he demands.

"Fruit," I answer innocently. "You must respect it."

He holds it out to a uniformed dog, who growls. Rolling his eyes, he takes out a knife and cuts the fruit open.

Within the fruit is a small, plastic bag.

Within the bag is another, smaller apple.

"Very funny," he spits as he begins cutting into that second apple.

He stops.

A powerful, sweet smell is emanating from everywhere at once.

He looks back at me, but I am no longer there.

Nervously, he cuts into the apple. As this happens, a gigantic steel beam slices through the roof.

He drops the apple in shock, and it splits in half upon hitting the ground. The roof, likewise, is peeled back to reveal me, now a giant holding a big knife.

"How does it feel?" I ask, just as innocently, although my booming voice can no longer convey emotion in a comprehensible manner.

Nervously, he looks down at the apple he dropped. Inside it, there's a small person.

It is him.

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it will never not boggle my mind that at one point during the great depression the federal government was literally paying for anywhere between 3,000-8,000 people to do archives field work in every county in the United States during the latter half of the 1930s. THE 21ST CENTURY DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY.

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Economics/Politics 

So, assuming that at some point in the next year or so the entire global economy goes in to some kind of a tailspin leaving lots of people unemployed or underemployed and tanking a lot of businesses, and making a very few very rich, what can we do to minimize the way this harms people?

I can't impact the global economy, but I'm trying to figure out what I can do to keep things safe and stable in my local community.

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Happy May Day. Arm your desires, liberate your time, snatch back your dignity.

Illustration by N.O. Bonzo.

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