The fallacy of voluntary human extinction 

@freakazoid

TERF Nina Paley was on a reality show in the 1990s talking about her desire for voluntary human extinction

vimeo.com/235654079

Neurodiversity and Gender-diversity have been known to be linked for a long time, but it's good to see literature affirming this:

nature.com/articles/s41467-020

uspol 

For folks outside the US especially, this isn't just about mail-in voting, it's also about disenfranchisement of people of color:

nbcnews.com/politics/2020-elec

It's also gerrymandering.

And attacks on voting machines:

nytimes.com/2019/07/25/us/poli

This election has every gun on the GOP side firing and it's not an exaggeration to say that the results will tell us if the US can be a functional democracy or not.

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uspol 

This is what I knew was coming since 2016.. The attack on democracy was subtle then. It's an open all out war now.

nytimes.com/2020/08/08/us/poli

"I wish I was smart enough to come up with sayings like that" - me.

"Ummm....?" - other me

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"When confronted with something they do not understand or cannot control, people often turn to violence...including self-violence"- a wise woman in my dream.

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LGBT rights in Poland, police brutality 

Please fucking boost this as far as possible. Please, PLEASE.

A Polish trans activist named Margot was arrested. Her "crime" is minor destruction of property (she cut up a tarp on a truck covered with vicious anti-LGBT propaganda).

Her pre-emptive arrest for two months was authorized by a court, despite the fact that such arrest, by Polish law, are meant to be used for people who are a flight risk or an immediate danger to others.

But wait, there's more.

LGBT rights in Poland, police brutality 

@oddtail

What many outside Poland may not realize is that this is part of a larger movement by the Polish government to erase people and views it doesn't like.

People who may not know may want to listen to:

wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/e

It's illegal in Poland to speak out against many atrocities, including that most of my family was killed by Polish, not German soldiers during the Holocaust, and had our land stolen from us by the government after the war.

@eloquence It's unfair because it's selective, but your position would then say that GDPR is a censorship regulation as well.

Censorship would be if we couldn't have anything TikTok-like.

While I love the idea of Bookshop.org, I just made an order. At the end it said I raised $7.50 for local bookstores.

I would have saved nearly $30 if I had bought the same books on Amazon, and I could have given a book store $15 and still saved $15.

This does not appear to be a sustainable business model.

@eloquence

I agree that banning a specific company or companies is a bad idea, but I think that calling this a censorship order is a misnomer, since it's a business regulation not a speech regulation.

The right answer is to ban activity (data collection and transmission). This would have a real effect on privacy, rather than just be political showmanship.

In Vancouver I found so many low calorie, no carb vodka drinks. In NYC I've barely found any near me, and they're extremely expensive.

I guess it's Vodka and Iced Tea for me!

Power outage last night throughout large parts of Manhattan.

usatoday.com/story/news/nation

I haven't had a power outage in literally years. It's so strange.

@Lofenyy Makes "I've been slimed" take on a whole new meaning.

Remember the good old days, when emotional eating didn't involve making your own fishsticks from scratch, and your own tartar sauce from scratch, using relish you made with pickles you made yourself, from scratch?

Did a full purge of my twitter. All tweets, all Likes.

I will keep the account up in case I do need to contact someone, but this hate speech stuff is unacceptable.

Twitter, Hate-Speech 

@Lofenyy That and complaining to eg Verizon, Air Canada and other companies gets me immediate responses on social media. It doesn't always pan out, but I've seen more than one company change their tune from a Twitter post.

Twitter, Hate-Speech 

@Lofenyy A lot of people don't have their email addresses in places I can find it, but they want to be found on social media. That's the case with a guest I'm trying to book right now, for example. I will initially reach out on Twitter, then I can move to email.

Twitter, Hate-Speech 

@Lofenyy It's the best tool I've found to book guests for Libre Lounge, and to contact companies when they don't respond to email.

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