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I've identified 4 kinds of social media users:

> advertisers: looking for consumers, paying for eyeballs and attention

> US mums cliché: using social media to keep up with family friends
> self-advertisers: promoting something they're making or doing, their blog, art, brand, etc.
> weirdos: people looking for non-judgmental, deep listening, actually psyops'ed into giving eyeballs to advertisers, sinking the ad's use value (in a classic capitalistic exchange value/use value smoke screen)

A year later, the US military still hasn't cleaned the jet fuel in our aquifer or shut down it's tanks, and all of Oahu's water supply could soon become unusable due to petroleum & salt contamination.

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The US banned Hawaiian language, poisons our water, devastated our universal healthcare, overthrew our country, & illegally occupies Hawaii to this day. My mother's hands were broken for speaking Hawaiian in school. 100,000+ have been sickened by the US military's jet fuel.

Hawaii also leads the US in the school-to-prison pipeline - #1 in rounding up children, especially Native Hawaiians. Part of the continued US attempt to destroy us indigenous people and lifeways.

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Hawaii is also by far #1 most economically unequal 'state' in the US. I worked with homeless/at-risk kids in that tent city in Honolulu, full time, while family & I lived in a Mazda Tribute, or my parents closet, eating spoons of peanut butter for dinner, due to cost of living.

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The O’ahu Water Protectors in front of the White House today from 3pm-5pm as we demand the IMMEDIATE Shut Down of Red Hill!

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A thread on my game Neofeud about my life as an impoverished Hawaiian, social worker and STEM teacher for other poor/homeless, living in slums beneath billionaire mansions. My experiences refracted through the lens of satirical cyberpunk. octodon.social/@silverspookgam

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IndigiStar is a sci-fi game I made about the US empire's invasion, erasure of our language and culture, and poisoning of our land and water. How do you fight back as indigenous peoples? All revenue also goes to support us Native Hawaiians! silverspook.itch.io/indigistar

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Biden/US, stop extinguishing our Native Hawaiian right to exist as a people by blowing up our islands, poisoning our water, and erasing our language and culture. #Ukraine #Biden

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Our Native Hawaiian children are also targeted by the US for child removal to prevent parents from passing Hawaiian language, history, and lifeways down to the next generation. CPS is a tool for cultural genocide.

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Just 2 more weeks until our #AviAction #Actionconference in Lille to discuss & learn how to tackle issues of climate justice & aviation.

To be able to bring together people for such conferences we need 💰.

Please consider supporting us if you can 🫶.
stay-grounded.org/donation/

If you appreciate the education, consider supporting what we do at the Silver Spook Cooperative so we don't become homeless Hawaiians in our own land AGAIN, by becoming a Patreon patron! Mahalo! ko-fi.com/silverspook

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If anyone wants to to help affectees of the flood in Pakistan, pls donate to this fundraiser.

gofundme.com/f/solidarity-appe

It is organized by socialist-feminist collective with a long history of grassroots struggle.

I can vouch for the people behind it. They are always there in times of crisis, standing up to the militarized state dispossessing people of their land and their homes.

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Of course it depends of the way you’re tired, e.g. it’s different whether you went to bed at 2am or whether you had to wake up at 5am. Music won’t work if you just go to bed around 2am/3am. I’m saying this from experience.

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In other news, I’ve slept for about 5 hours last night due to a mix of stress and needing to dump online (so I’ve flooded on a few XMPP chatrooms, sorry), woke up at 6am, and I’m sure about one thing: you can’t be a successful student if you sacrifice your sleep to stay on social media.

This morning I struggled to read a few pages of a book that I was reading comfortably yesterday.

Also, here are a few substitutes to coffee:

* fruits (e.g. bananas),
* punchy music,
* 20-minutes naps.

This is also true for email security. Use a passwords manager. If possible, register an account at nubo.coop. A few passwords managers I generally recommend:

cozy.io (free, libre, web-based)

mymooltipass.com (expensive, open hardware, platform-agnostic)

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A few years ago, somebody’s used a friend’s phone to ask me, by SMS, my university password. I trusted this friend but I still tried to call him, I got a short SMS telling me he couldn’t answer. I gave him my password.

I’m not aware of any consequences. But put a goddamn PIN code on your phones. Prevent third-parties from impersonating you. Especially if you’re engaged in any political activity, or if anyone who trusts you is trying to build a reputation.

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I wasn’t sure I’d leaked my password on tilde.chat and now I can’t access to it, so I assume the following:

1. I’m banned,
2. somebody’s used my password to impersonate me and abuse people

Infosec isn’t just about keeping your Cortana fanfics secret, it’s also about protecting the people around you.

Hey #followerpower

Next week we have some screenings around #Berlin. We have a few days in between screenings and we are looking for a sleeping place for two nights (14th and 15th September).

We will be two people and one elderly dog. One of us is chronically sick and noise sensitive so its important for us to have a quiet and calm room.

So far we haven't found anything, and we can't afford to book something. Our other option would be to sleep in the car or tent somewhere a bit outside the city, so if anyone has experience with wild camping around Berlin this could also be interesting for us.

Maybe someone can help? We would be very grateful. Send us a DM.

I caught some more photons before they crashed into my driveway for a total exposure time of 23⅔ hours.

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