bilingual pride facts 

because acronyms are basically impossible in Arabic I was curious what the accepted equivalent of LGBT was. I grew up a clueless straight boy so I didn't know offhand.

turns out it's مجتمع الميم mujtamaa al-meem, literally "meme community" or "meme society"

happy pride everyone

@Aleums So glad the missile targeting systems recognize my gender 🌈 finally some equity

sad girls club for all the babes crying their eyes out because their landlord is still alive and breathing

Indian covid crisis mutual aid 

Consider support anything on this list
bit.ly/MutualAidIndia

"Anything less than uncritical support of China is accused of being apologia for American imperialism—and one expects such criticisms to follow regarding this essay, New Bloom, and aligned projects that seek to be critical of both the US and the PRC such as Lausan."

https://newbloommag.net/2020/06/22/qiao-collective-nationalism/

basically, China's poverty alleviation efforts have *in general* involved publicly-funded vocational training, such as is widely available at a price in the U.S. through community colleges and the like, and its efforts to combat terrorism in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region — terrorist attacks largely *against* Uygur people — have centered poverty alleviation as a chief concern. this is the source of forced labor claims: that vocational training was offered *as part* of re-education efforts for former terrorists

reports of forced labor camps based on satellite imagery have mislabeled normal, well-documented prisons, schools, factories, and even a five-star hotel. in-person independent international investigators, of which there were over a thousand from dozens of countries in 2019, have not found evidence of forced labor, religious repression, or genocide. Xianjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is, has been, and has remained open to foreigners except briefly during containment of COVID-19.

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idea: graphics card that explodes if you try to use it for bitcoins

Politics shitpost 

Every leftist, anarchist, communist and socialist right now

A few years ago I discovered "solastalgia", a word coined in 2005 to describe the emotional distress of having a homeplace change due to human action.

I just learned that the concept existed in the Irish language as "díláthair" which means "absense felt when something or somewhere has been depopulated or destroyed by other human beings" (quote from Manchán Magan - "Thirty-two words for Field" (2020), p51).

The word has gone out of use in recent times.

Díláthair: An absent word about absense.

Scully matches wits with a mysterious nanny. Mulder tries to tie CIA assassins to alien babies.

Urgent! Black liberation fighter Russell “Maroon” Shoatz has tested positive for COVID-19. The former Black Panther and Black Liberation Army member has been imprisoned since 1972, when he was given a life sentence for an attack on a police station. More info and how to help: https://kersplebedeb.com/posts/urgent-take-action-for-russell-maroon-shoatz/

Comic assignment is mutating into a monster 

Help this comic is totally out of scope and control! Does it even make sense to anyone else?
notion.so/momonotes/The-Remedy

Haunting of Bly House - definitely spoilers. 

Wow finished it and I hate it more now? I hate shows with dead women who died by sacrifice to save everyone else. Like it's 2020 we are all on fire can we move past these feudal concepts

Back to the writing, does anyone on this show know human people who talk to each other? It's like bad narrative writing in games. So much exposition. Or maybe amateur dramatics role playing on screen?

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Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.

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