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we all know this is a website with a population that's 90% queers and fossbros and furries and burnouts. like half the small instances on here are just so trans girls can keep track of their polycules. mastodon is a nasty website for freaks, just lean into it man

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the existence of crunch is planned by management. companies like blizzard literally have the next 10 years spreadsheeted out. the idea that their execs are going "oopsy doopsy, we did a production fucky wucky and you have to work 70 hours a week for 6 months" when literally billions of dollars are on the line is fucking preposterous

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Reminder that nothing is "just the way it is". It's the way we make it.

Having a whole process to determine whether or not somebody is allowed to exist in a different country isn't "just the way it is". Humans did that, and we can undo it.

People starving despite there being enough food isn't "just the way it is". Humans did that, and we can change it.

Your quality of life being determined by how much money you inherited isn't "just the way it is". Humans did that, and we can get rid of it.

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Yes the CDC massively fucked up with masks. From the first couple of weeks, the most recent one in March. And just, holy shit it's time to just start listening to the WHO. Because goddammit we went through this already with both the influenza pandemics 🤦‍♂️. Why the absolute fuck would you trust that is ok to stop wearing masks at a 30% vaccination rate?

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According to wikipedia the same dead judge also said

"It is a fearful thing to contemplate that when you are driving along the road, a heavy horse may at any moment drop from the sky on top of you"

which sounds like the first line of a hitchhiker's guide sequel

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[Lana del Rey voice]
"it's time —
for tasteball —"

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Millennials have not only lived through 2 millennia, 2 centuries and 2 "once in a generation" financial crises, but also the end of the world... twice.

I hate that I know what a blahaj is now but tumblr provides so here you go you absolute maniacs

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“The jailed poet in a foreign country whose silence asks you continually, How long will you, who are able to speak, be silent? The Sphinx that asks you what goes on four and two and three legs in Greek and you don’t speak Greek so the Sphinx eats you. The labyrinth you can’t get out of because you aren’t the one with the sword and the thread, you aren’t the hero but only the monster, the animalhead, the dumb one who doesn’t have the answers.”
- Ursula Le Guin

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tbh the hardest part of being trans is it takes so long to learn to stand up for yourself that you attract people who prefer friends who don’t do that, so you end up deciding between “keep hating myself” or “start growing some self esteem and then suddenly half your friends abandon you because you’re an “unfair burden on them” when you expect to be treated equally”

wonder if a lot of trans people have RSD because there’s just no acceptable way to be trans

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@Colophonscrawl it's some sick sort of dark comedy that as less and less office work needs to be done, due to computerization and automation, the solution is not to give office workers less hours and pay them the same as if they were working full time - no capitalist would ever allow that to happen, because under capitalism, nobody will ever be paid a cent more than the lowest their employer can get away with, and the only laws we have protecting workers from even worse poverty are *hours*-based.

Thus, people have to campaign for the right to spend more of their time in the office, because the only way they can afford food is by directly trading hours of their life for it, regardless of whether the work *actually needs to be done*.

The logical endpoint of this philosophy is a dystopia where all work is automated, but our God-Emperors demand we work 10 hours a day sitting at a desk pressing buttons that don't do anything, or we starve to death. And you'd think that would make people realize that capitalism is inherently flawed, but apparently not.

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famous death 

rip donald rumsfeld. you were a war criminal and a monster but that "unknown unknowns" quote is a memorable way to talk about a useful concept, so good work on that one

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