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This is a thing where anyone with even a tiny bit of writing spoons can help, if you have anything to say about US Social Security #Disability: What's Happening?

The Social Security Administration has proposed a new rule that would change the way it decides if #SSDI and #SSI beneficiaries are 'disabled enough' to continue receiving disability benefits.

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

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@darius @vanecx
IMO your model is the future of the fediverse. Users keep their own accounts on whichever service they already use, and interact with cross-platform federated apps through activities and automated actors

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@darius
also I'm working on a project to help enable that future. Taking the implentation from @GuppeGroups (based on your NodeJS reference imp.) and converting it to a modular library of express middleware and utils.
github.com/wmurphyrd/activityp
Still very early stage, but making progress

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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.

boxofficemojo.com/chart/top_li

justharvest.org/joel-berg-can-

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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.

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January 28 marks the 167th anniversary of the Cuban hero, Jose Marti. His anti-colonialism legacy remains within every Cuban generation, and he continues to be a symbol of resistance and a sample of the most clever thoughts.

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Matrix's Matthew Hodgson responds to Moxie's old anti-decentralization post "The ecosystem is moving":

matrix.org/blog/2020/01/02/on-…

"On privacy versus freedom"
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It just so happens both me and @emi are involved simultaneously in a process of starting a multi-stakeholder, owned online publication with substantial, although not sole, focus on labor issues.

is awesome for enabling connections like this.

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@kick @StaticallyTypedRice @freemo @mewmew @xj9 Reminder that Switzerland dominates world pharmaceuticals because they didn't implement a patent system for medicine while everyone around them did.
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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!

RTs appreciated <3

jobs.lever.co/ridereport

a few snippets from our open-source handbook:

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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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For the people in the back:

If you can't accept living at the bottom of the hierarchy in the system you seek to create, you do not deserve to create it.

Or maybe not if you are a licensed Ham?

I saw something here awhile ago about an online ham radio operators meetup. Anybody know what that is? My young ham neighbor wants to know.

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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.

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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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