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covid, social change 

in germany, things that should become clearer with the #corona crisis:

- the meat industry needs to be stopped
- exploiting poor people from poorer countries in the meat and agriculture industry needs to be stopped
- car culture needs to be stopped
- excessive flying needs to stop
- people with kids need to be supported
- the police has to be abolished
- the medical sector should not be for profit but a public thing.

well,, it was all clear before corona.

Our hollowed out downtowns and declining chain-plagued commercial neighborhoods can be replaced with outpourings of community — it’s *cops* that stop people from gathering on their stoops and rooftops, sharing food, feeling safe

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Peak white allyship is Calling Out other racist white people, which doesnt do anything for people of color directly, but it sure makes them feel good about themselves

RT @JoshuaPotash
Every single white person needs to watch this today.

Progressive: Since I can't find a mask to wear, people keep telling me to just wear a bandanna, but I don't even have one of those. Why do you all have bandannas?

Me: If you just think about this one for a few seconds I'm sure it'll come to you.

My husband and his sister are designing a hovercraft shaped like a giant penis — "you ride on the balls!" so yeah social isolation is going great.

Wow, I am surprised at this! So many people I know face to face rarely do!

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How often do you engage in tasks that will take more than a week of effort?

Love how signing up to join a Matrix chat requires doing a task for Google. This is not the independent tech I asked for.

a ceo's legal responsibilities to the shareholders include pretending that their ancient shitty business model is still valid

Feature thought:

When replying to someone, what if their profile text was pulled up and placed somewhere near the box you were typing in, to give you a better idea of who the fuck they ARE in this modern nightmare hellscape free of all signifiers of a person beyond "their choice of username and maybe an icon, if you're lucky"?

so where do the people who are playful with gender things hang out these days?

I'm so tired of it being a serious topic.

And of course when I say 'you' I mean 'us'. 'cause they're the same damn thing.

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