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The interesting thing about capitalism is that it’s entirely incompatible with the future, so we’ve just decided to get rid of the future and keep capitalism

This is only going to work for a short while imo

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The TSA still requires everyone to remove their shoes, coats, and bags a full two decades after 9/11, but nobody will require masks and boosting to protect disabled people after over 1,031,000 Americans dead from COVID-19.

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Strange request, but:

The wife and I are both without income and have been for several months now (the job offers haven't seemed to go anywhere yet). Thankfully, I should start getting my grad stipend by the end of the month, but that's not exactly a lot of money either. I've found most of my books for this semester online, but I literally cannot afford to buy the others AND pay rent at the start of next month right now.

If anyone has ANY of the following books, and wouldn't mind parting with them, I'd really appreciate it:

- Emmanuel LeRoy Ladurie, The Peasants of Languedoc. (Illinois, 1977) ‎ 978-0252006357
- Jessica M. Kim, Imperial Metropolis: Los Angeles, Mexico, and the Borderlands of American Empire, 1865-1941 (UNC Press, 2019)
- Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Little Manila is in the Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, California (Duke University Press, 2013)
- Victoria Reyes, Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines (Stanford University Press, 2019)
- Ramirez, Susan E. To Feed and Be Fed: The Cosmological Bases of Authority and Identity in the Andes. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005.
- Twinam, Ann. Public Lives, Private Secrets: Gender, Honor, Sexuality, and Illegitimacy in Colonial Spanish America. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999.
- Beezley, William H. Mexican National Identity: Memory, Innuendo, and Popular Culture. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2008.

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@xavin those ARE excellent for that — can you think of any from the default set?

What would be a good emoji for "I have arrived"?

@gingerrroot whenever it's above 90f/32c and I absolutely have to get yardwork done, I like to use a pomodoro timer set to ten minute working and resting intervals

annoying, since it's a little hard on momentum, but it definitely helps me regulating the heat. and heat is serious business these days.

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china's zero covid policy is going to damage its economy any day now, i say as my plague ridden nation enters month two of gdp reduction

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i hate how some people really like to defend the new minecraft reporting feature that centralizes control over decentralized servers into the hands of a corporation using the excuse of "oh i see you just want to say slurs"

no actually just dont want to get banned from all multiplayer servers forever because its incredibly easy to set up a conversation like

A(1): whats your opinion on trans people
B(2): extremely cool imo
A(3): what do you think about tall burgers
B(4): they must be destroyed

then exclude message 2 and 3 from the report and hit "send"

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weird how "back to normal" is just the pandemic continuing with 2 more pandemics added

@gingerrroot how could anyone apply pressure to motivate them to improve it

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