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"We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings."
- Ursula K. Le Guin

does anybody have a lobste.rs account? i am jonesing for an invite, cuz i want to reply to the mozilla thread

have i mentioned that i am a sucker for niche drama?

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Heard of a cool tech-bro-weeding interview technique the other day. A male and female engineer conduct the interview session together. If, when the female engineer asks the candidate a question, he directs his answer to the male engineer, then he's out. They said it happens a lot

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"The Great Lie is that this is civilization. It's not civilized. It has literally been the most blood-thirsty brutalizing system ever imposed upon this planet. This is not civilization, this is the Great Lie. or if it does represent civilization, and that is truly what civilization is, then the Great Lie is that civilization is good for us." - John Trudell

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The city currently known as Cahokia, located in modern-day Illinois next to the Mississippi river (screenshot of territories attached), is something I'd like to celebrate for #IndigenousPeoplesDay.

At its peak, the city had a greater population than London did at the same time, estimated to be around 20,000 people. It was comprised of ~120 manmade mounds of earth across 6 square miles. They had their own Woodhenge structures, and the city was a multicultural hub of the continent.

Got Donsol running on my 2DS — super cool NES game by @neauoire & @rek

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Lived in Oregon off and on for 20+ years, and have experienced many kinds of rainfall: gentle. sullen. pattery. steady. playful. lazy. Barely discernible pinprick microdroplets to name a few ... but nothing compared to how the sky opened up and punctuated the evening last night.

In an inundation of purification, the rain opened up as if from a faucet, and washed volumes of joy over the shimmery streets and sidewalks shortly after the colonists' idols were #toppled from their statue posts near Park Blocks in downtown #PDX.

Happened to walk by the area shortly after they came down.

Vandalism it is not. The indigenous human bodies who have endured 500+ years of vandalism against their tribes, nations, and communities simply want the average American to wake up to what vandalism really is!

Carving up sacred mountains with the faces of hideous white dudes. Burning down villages. Kidnapping women and performing invasive surgeries on them. Bulldozing sacred burial sites for oil and gas pipelines? THOSE are a more proper definition of vandalism.

The statues were put there to make you forget the centuries genocide, because the average American is so brainwashed by romanticized Euro-centric angle of "American" history.

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day. It's time you take a closer look at how the sinister demon of colonialism has infected your local lands, and time to do something about it. It's not surprising that this has finally happened.

Justice for Native peoples isn't going to be pretty or fit in the Realtors' and Landlords' plan to upsell a neighborhood with hipster rents. But is 100 percent necessary to even begin to get close to the truth of the continent on which flag-waving Americans want to live.

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The right has long held that homelessness is a symptom - of a lack of self-control, a lack of foresight, of addiction, mental illness, etc - and therefore the solution to it is training, incarceration, rehab, or rigid discipline.

None of this stuff worked.

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Back into blogging and I wrote a thing.

CW: mild incidental climate mention, minor swears, conservatism.

hughrundle.net/shiny

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I lost my job this morning.

If anyone happens to know of freelance or remote work opportunities, please let me know.

Thank you.

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A channel URL of youtube.com/channel/abcdefg12345

becomes youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=abcdefg12345

for the RSS feed.

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piracy levels are holding at 85%

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Parenting 404: just brake-check to get that sleeping baby’s head to lean back.

what a long damn summer. how y'all holding up?

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