Social Security makes disabled people receiving Social Security disability go through, what it calls, "continuing disability reviews" (CDRs). A CDR is basically a 'are you still disabled enough' audit. Social Security is proposing a dramatic increase to the number of CDRs it conducts.
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One of the biggest advantages I have at PV is that different members of the mod team here lead conversations.
I'm a straight Black dude so some stuff I can catch but being a straight Black dude, there's plenty I miss as well.
Having folks not like me lead certain kinds of conversations just makes us more competent at handling complex issues that affect ranges of people.
Yes these convos are hard at times but that's the nature of having conversations about people.
You gotta respect the depths
also I'm working on a project to help enable that future. Taking the #ActvityPub implentation from @GuppeGroups (based on your NodeJS reference imp.) and converting it to a modular library of express middleware and utils.
Still very early stage, but making progress
Think about it like this. If a handful of top movies donated a couple of percentage points of their profits, we could end hunger right now. Today.
We do not have a resource problem in the States. Greed is what is keeping the US in crisis.
I've been asked in multiple interviews in the last six months about how we can prevent private or semi private social media from becoming a place where people are radicalized. The only honest answer I can give is that I'm not opposed to radicalization per se. I'm opposed to right wing radicalization and I'm also opposed to the status quo and centrist incrementalist notions of justice and progress. I think we need more spaces online and offline for left radicalization.
Amazon CEO billionaire Jeff Bezos' party made clear that the ruling elite in the United States has a class solidarity. https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bezos-Party-Joins-Billionaires-Officials-in-Trumps-Govt--20200127-0005.html
Hi friends, the small (15 ppl) startup I work at is hiring a JS developer and will be hiring for other eng positions soon. I feel lucky to be working here. Ping me if u have questions!
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@sir I'm not a big fan of using "voodoo" as derision because the kinds of reasons that people put down "voodoo" as a religious practice (as a "confused hybridization") are common in religious development in general. For instance, most of the iconography associated with Christian paintings were derived from pagan painters repurposing what they already knew: glowing depictions of God/Jesus came from portraying Apollo, iconography of Satan comes from Pan / seders, etc etc
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I've found the fediverse to be easier to get movement stories than twitter (a firehose of the chaos stories), with thoughtful use of hashtags and understanding who is writing about our rebellions and what their intent is and amplifying frontline perspectives we can deepen and widen the rebellious spirit that is sweeping the globe.
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For me these changes to education don't just mean small adjustments to public schools and individual kids being able to opt out via Montessori and homeschooling, though these may be necessary escape hatches for now. I'm really talking about an overhaul to social structures where people don't have to look to big corporations to survive, life and care work are communal and local, and knowledge of nature and manual labor are deeply valued. That's the only way these changes really work.
In fact, to the extent this kind of education is available to those with the privilege to take "enrichments" while the current education system continues on its standardized & corporatized trajectory, it is deeply immoral. A rich kid being able to rave on their elite college application about a childhood spent roaming the woods while marginalized children are having vacations and recess taken away is NOT my idea of education reform, or a moral society for that matter.
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