the reason why *anything* is shitty today has the same, simple answer: so an already obscenely rich person can get even richer.
* health insurance
* health care systems
* incarceration system
* reduction of consumer protections
* environmental degradation
* erosion of political protections
* erosion of social safety network
* public transportation
* communication networks
* suppression of LGBT
* suppression of education
* suppression of free speech
* increased power of fascists
* increased violence and bigotry
the list goes on and on and on, indefinitely. once you scratch the surface it *all* comes down to OBSCENELY RICH PEOPLE GETTING RICHER. that's it. it's not your neighbors, or "those people" (unless "those people" are billionaires) or "humans." there is a tiny, *tiny* fraction of people who are ruining the world so they can sit on ever-increasing piles of money. that's it. everyone else in the world is either a willing shill for them, or a victim. (arguably the shills are also victims)
and we have to either wake up from this nightmare and take the awful steps necessary to actually fix this problem, or we're going to find out what an "extinction event" is like from the inside.
Hey y'all, could you help support the Yappie (AAPI political news, my friend helped found it and it's come so far) and the SEAD project (southeast Asian community org in the Minnesota area) on the Gold Futures challenge? They're both finalists (you can vote for three!)
While disabled folks need more protection, they'll be hurt by any half-ass dodgy tech that reduces masking- so it's important to get this right.
Yes, other companies will sell it anyway with bold claims- I'm not going to be a part of that until there is far better data to go on.
on this bi visibility day, can a bi trans homeless person please have some food money?
thank you very much.
These are the people that were very excited about the idea that if "work" has "value" then brute computation could create pure money without actually doing anything, were briefly fascinated by the idea that if a "picture" has "value" then it was a gold rush on every unique way to fill a rectangle, and are now relieved to conclude that this part can be replaced by brute computation again. They don't know what art is for.
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Mermaids' legal case to get the LGB Alliance's charity status (rightly) revoked is crowdfunding. Donate a few £ here: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/lgba-charity-status/
some of y'all have recently been talking about how it's a shame more hearing people don't know some sort of sign language, or how you wish you could learn ASL.
well here is Bill Vicars, a skilled ASL instructor, giving lessons for free! https://www.youtube.com/user/billvicars
if you're wondering if he's any good, here are people on tumblr talking about why these videos are so excellent: https://naurielrochnur.tumblr.com/post/681278972517072896/emorawrites-tell-the-stars-hello
Hello fedi friends, I'm so sorry I didn't give any news!
We wanna thank y'all for your help so far, thanks for boosting and donating, we're so grateful for everything! 💙
CW ph -, mention of medical exam
I was just not feeling good at all these days, morally and physically couldn't really use my hands and got some new weird worrying symptoms. I'm still waiting on my MRI on the 21th to see what's going on...
Some writerish guy. He/they.
I'm a grumpy queer dragon lady and this is my quiet cave for me and some friends.