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"We should delicately and subtly undermine the idea that truth and facts are possible in the first place. Once people have become doubtful about the truth of anything, all kinds of things are open to us."
I am so impressed with how Pullman has, with the 20 year gap since the Golden Compass / , seamlessly updated the themes of his work to deal with today's pressing issues in The Secret Commonwealth.

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Oh wow it's a video of the origin of the quote in my bio. I had no idea this existed. Thanks, @ike. What a treasure she was and will always be.

Self medication Show more

@vanecx Ah, I set up a test event and I already disagree with their federation model! They are creating permanent human-tied users on each Mobilizon instance that own or attend events, whereas my vision creates actors for each new event and people can RSVP from their pre-existing fediverse accounts.

That is to say: we are doing very different things federation-wise!

I've been building a Facebook Events style event organizing system for the Fediverse. It's based on the simple, open source, privacy-respecting event organizing tool

The attached video is a work-in-progress preview and shows compatibility with Mastodon. My hope is to get it working with lots of software, including stuff like Friendica that supports events and calendars.

Check out more at my Patreon:

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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Day 2/9 in Centerville. A group from rural Missouri stopped by on their way back from Des Moines because they wanted to do more canvassing. They met on Facebook and, organizing there, have started taking over their city council.
Went to low income apartments and met many Bernie supporters. So much more aware of the real power structures in our society than the professional class liberals I deal with in Chicago.
@WillsBernieJourney @Bernie2020

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.

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Another fav moment: guy says "Trump. Get off my property," and, as I'm walking away, pills out his old school push-to-talk phone and loudly says "Watch out boys, we got a Bernie supporter in the neighborhood"
@WillsBernieJourney @Bernie2020

Day 1 of 9 in Iowa. Highlights: "we're Republicans, but we're for Bernie because Trump is only for the rich, and Bernie is for the poor"

I'm seeing an alarming number of boys and young men entering our online spaces scared and confused because they might be pregnant. Due to testosterone stopping their menstrual cycle, they believed it was impossible for them to get pregnant β€” thus they were not as cautious and safe as they otherwise would have been while with their partner.

**If you have not had a hysterectomy, you can potentially get pregnant while on testosterone.**

There are trans men several years on T who will report abruptly having their cycle again after not having one for 1-3 years. It's possible. Improbable, but possible.

You need to continue practicing safe sex even while on T.

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