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*ducks into fediverse briefly while desperately working away*

Heyyyyy world :)
Who wants to do boring things with me to help increase the chances that we'll have a place to live and have food without being chained to the collectivist/capitalist/marxist systems of proving you're worthy of existence every day? :>

...

*crickets* x'D

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but also just as much if that wasn't clear!

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Sometimes I wonder if almost all the problems in the world could be fixed by:

Not considering people themselves as having different values/worths than each other.

Even in lowkey ways! Like making a statement by putting someone down instead of refuting their ideas, or at worst, saying they believe in terrible things.

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I'm the person who'll follow you around like a puppy if I like you, and who spends their alone time playing with and creating all kinds of sciencey mathey computerey things :D

(Maybe I can follow someone around spending time with them *and* do sciencey things! :D )
(Although I'm really busy now in my life with certain projects :( )

(..Maybe someone would like to work on those same projects! :D )
(But I'd have to trust them a lot, and most aren't ready yet as of writing :P )

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(fyi, if I unfollow you it's probably because I start to feel like my presence makes / would make you uncomfortable (or maybe in rare cases, that we just mutually wouldn't get along), not because there's anything wrong with you!)

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by the way people of the world, if I'm annoying and uncomfortable and you wish I'd unfollow you, PLEASE just let me know!! I'm *terrible* at social cues! ><

(I often just delete accounts or don't make them because of how many people I make uncomfortable with my presence, but I'm giving this a shot! if people tell me when I am, then maybe I can avoid causing discomfort enough that I don't have to delete the whole account to prevent incidents I never recognize are making someone uncomfortable!)

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maybe sonic hedgehog is the real "lord of the ring" haha

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Discussing the protests with my aunt (a former MOdi-bhakt, now rethinking her politics), I told her not to believe everything on tv news and whatsapp.

Her question--how will I know what to believe?--struck me. She's not on social media, she doesn't have a friends/colleagues circle that thinks radically, and the only way for her to know anything is to watch tv news or read the papers.

But if the media themselves have been sold into peddling lies: can we expect people to know any better?

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Hi Mastodon, could you take a look at these very beautiful #handmade #crochet blankets, made by my son J. *Proud parent emoji*

J is gay & trans & trying to raise money by selling his works of crochet art. He is working part time & does loads of community activism, so I offered to help by putting these up for him.

Reasonable offers are welcome, bearing in mind that they are large & take many, many hours work. If you are interested & want to know more, let me know.
#transcrowdfund

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y2gender, when we finally deprecate all software that stores gender as a boolean

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social media debate often seems the equivalent of being stuck in a room of students who are trying to bluff they way around the fact that almost no one's done the required reading and getting into a heated argument over nothing because the other option is to sit there in silence and the teacher finding out they don't know what they're talking about. meanwhile the teacher is bored, doesn't care, but didn't have any lesson plan beyond "let the students argue".

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@eject *Meow'Dib... "We faced it and did not resist. The red dot passed through us and around us. It's gone, but we remain."

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@Shrigglepuss i remember your laser pointer. now you will remember mine!

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Would genuinely love a Dune adaptation cast entirely with cats

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Amazon just sent me a noti that read "gifts for your furry friends" and like, they meant pets but I laughed and clicked just in case

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When I start an intentional community that operates on a universal basic resource income/allotment, where the energy/resources are divided among people to "spend" how they like, where there will be no requirements like rent or work quotas..

Would you consider joining?

And where would it have to be for you to join?

(Because the only place I'll be able to afford on my own is in the middle of the Arizona desert and idk if anyone will ever join if I put it there..)

etc

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@outie UBI is definitely more libertarian than socialist, as it retains the private sector and does not innately do anything to break up consolidation of capitalist power

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@amydentata years ago I translated an interview with one of Germany's richest people on UBI (which he is a strong proponent of, though more from a libertarian slant than a socialist one)

In it he brings up that whenever he talks about the subject people go "well but won't everyone just be lazy and not do ANYTHING" and said his response to that is always "would you?"

Which immediately murders that line of argument

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"yeah but people are lazy and don't want to work unless we threaten them" — this myth originates from shitty employers, whom nobody wants to work for

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any economic system that assumes most people don't intrinsically want to do meaningful work is empirically false and should not be taken seriously

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remove *employment* from the list of things you need to survive, and you'll see a lot more *work* get done

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