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FlashMobOfOne

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Artist, theatrical performer, roller derby announcer, and former derby skater in the Midwest.

Single, childless, and married to my my freedom and sense of adventure.

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Ya love to see it.

If you're not a fascist.

And bonus points to Israel for trotting out the old tried and true: "If you're not with us you're with the terrorists" bullshit.

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This is just silly on the part of Iran.

All they need to do is just let the health care system and poverty slaughter the people for them, like we do in America. It's much more civilized.

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Both in Iran and the US, it is indeed. Two different paths down the same mountain.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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It's going to get a whole lot worse in November when Donald Trump starts handing out pardons like Halloween candy.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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Modern problems require modern solutions.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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Watching the rest of the world slowly turn on Israel makes my heart go all pitter patter.

Well done.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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The bummer here is that, until the US stops protecting them (which is never, ever going to happen), it doesn't matter a whole lot in the end.

But I'd still like to see the US cut Israel off.

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I hope you're right.

I had a similar feeling when the 2010 census showed a 28% increased in mixed-race families nationwide, and now a mere 14 years later we're months away from becoming an openly fascist country. (I'd argue we're already a closet fascist country)

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the real winner will likely be Apple and Macs

I'm sure they will find a way to enshittify in a equally intrusive manner.

Why do people hate people? - A question by 'curious kid' Daisy, age 9, Lake Oswego, Oregon ( theconversation.com )

Understanding hate as an emotional response can help you recognize your feelings about something or someone and be curious about where those feelings are coming from. This awareness will give you time to gather more information and imagine the other person’s perspective....

FlashMobOfOne ,
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I don't hate anyone in particular.

I do, however, hate "everyone".

There are just so many small ways that people are insufferable.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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Very.

The major social media sites were programmed to feed people content that convinces them that their opinions are fully valid while also keeping them perpetually angry, all to keep their eyeballs glued to ads.

When content synthesized by AI gets more sophisticated, we won't be able to tell the difference.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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I'm going to have to check that book out.

It bugs me seeing the extent to which people's worldviews are based solely on their favorite news networks.

"Peace can only come when Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are restored:" Italy’s president says Russia’s invasion of Ukraine can’t be solved by rewarding Moscow’s aggression ( apnews.com )

Italy’s president told the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine can’t be solved by rewarding its aggression and peace can only come when Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are restored....

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This is going to become another Vietnam, given enough time.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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When have mass graves ever bothered the wealthy? They own the news.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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I would be shitting my pants in terror if Boeing were trying to take my body anywhere.

Gaza’s new terror: Booby-trapped cans of food for the unwary --- UPDATE: please see comment in the thread ( news.un.org )

A 14-year-old boy was seriously injured and sustained limb amputations after opening a booby-trapped can of food found while looking for his belongings in his house that had been shelled by Israeli forces in Khan Younis,” the UN aid coordination office (OCHA) said, citing the Strip’s authorities....

FlashMobOfOne , (edited )
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*EDIT: Apparently the original story was deleted.


I can't find a legit source for this.

Doesn't change the fact that Israel and Genocide Joe are warmongers, but it appears this is false, maybe a reverse recycling job on the propaganda around Israel supposedly finding warheads in kids' toy chests.

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The answer to that question is: jack shit.

He'll wipe his ass with it and then order more bombings. (Oh, excuse me, I mean "air strikes".)

FlashMobOfOne ,
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Modern problems require modern solutions.

/s

FlashMobOfOne ,
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This is going to go the same way Napster did.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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Really, I just mean 'in the courts'.

When American business interests just decided to unite and collectively steal all of the IP on the Internet, it was always going to end up in the courts. Neither Congress nor the President will act because, by and large, the people doing the thieving are their golf buddies and fund their campaigns.

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I switched back to a very early morning workout routine this week, so I am TIRED.

BUT, I'm about to DM a party for some D&D, so Friday night's looking lit.

FlashMobOfOne , (edited )
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LOL

Because giving people the option to opt-in to the platform that birthed the resurgence of Fascism worked out so well. I'm good with not hearing your weird uncle's incoherent rants about chemtrails and lizard people, thanks.

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I've wanted to see this in the US for years.

I'm doubtful it can happen, but it is more than fair of the author to point out the multiple labor wins over the last year as evidence that maybe it isn't a pipe dream.

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FlashMobOfOne ,
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Define 'better'. I'm not sure that word means what you think it means.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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I distinctly recall telling you all that, once he gets elected, we're going to find out just what a run-of-the-mill Washington asshole he can be.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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Plus all the partisans care about is team color. Vote blue no matter who, or whatever.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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The first two paragraphs sum this up pretty well: "To understand the current headline-dominating furor over the protests taking place on college campuses against the war in Gaza, think about the death toll of each. As of the time of writing, more than thirty-four thousand Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli military in Gaza, almost certainly a massive undercount. On US campuses, that figure is zero.

It’s this cosmically vast discrepancy in terms of “harm” and “safety” that more than anything explains the absurd and ongoing freakout over college students protesting the war on Gaza — one that would be laughable if it weren’t so menacing."

FlashMobOfOne ,
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I've been using ChatGPT in conjunction with search engines just to find things I need. For instance, I did an April Fools presentation for a work meeting and needed humorous real-life legal stories, so the AI was able to provide suggestions.

I also use it to for simple tasks, like organizing info into a table.

Mainly, though, my reason for using it is that, since I work in tech, I'm going to need to know how to use it well, and the best way to do that is being hands-on.

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Agreed. I love using ChatGPT for content suggestions.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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I love that the top comments are all "I don't", as if that's helpful in any way.

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Wow, that's amazing to hear from a head of state.

I 100% support my tax dollars going toward reparations here in the US, but can't imagine how policy will be defined in order to give justice to people affected.

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I love that this and more funding for other countries' wars are a higher priority than the housing crisis.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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I would accept that as an excuse if the Democrats did anything meaningful when they have a majority, but they don't.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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First, you should put this in air quotes: "a major healthcare reform". It's only a reform if you the consumer can absorb the price gouging required to access our health care system in the first place.

Secondly, Obama had a supermajority for a time. He could have done anything if he'd have been willing to do the work.

Americans can't eat excuses, and for me at least, it's no longer acceptable to simply be slightly less conservative than the other conservatives.

FlashMobOfOne , (edited )
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Respectfully, the "fight them there so we don't fight them here" and "help them stand up so we can stand down" nonsense is straight out of the chickenhawks' war branding guide. Our government wasted tens of trillions on these meaningless platitudes in Afghanistan and Iraq, and those boondoggles led to the rise of ISIS.

Meanwhile I can look over the border and see Mexico spending a mere 8 billion a year on war and Canada a mere 26 billion. Meanwhile we're up to a trillion and a half this year, but sure, it has nothing to do with the housing crisis or the standard of living in this country. We're definitely not neglecting our own people to feed an insatiable war machine.

Frankly, I'm sick of watching our government impoverish our people to pay for more super yachts for warmongers.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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Really interesting article. It underscores why, if you like a particular author, it's important to buy and source their work ethically.

And some, like Henry Neff, are just really lovely people. I highly recommend Henry Neff.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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I do too, but also like the instant gratification of Libby.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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It's a shame more journalists aren't taking a piss on Israel right now.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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That's shitty, but thankfully, we have the emulation community.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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It's a hard one.

I'm no longer adapted to in-office work, so doing a two-day stretch wore me out, and I have many more meetings than usual this week.

BUT, tomorrow's Friday.

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LOL

The only protests this country seems willing to protect are Pro-Nazi.

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I wish we could get wars funded this way in the US. Bring back war bonds and stop putting everything on the Republicard.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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That's kinda the point. It says something about your principles when you just kind of ignore that your guy is just as bad as Trump on any issue.

Dems have a primary candidate who would oppose Israeli genocide: Marianne Williamson. Her stated principles fall far more in line with what Democrats claim to support, but she's gotten zero delegates in the primary, whereas Genocide Joe is already the presumptive nominee.

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I mean, you can argue for irrelevance, but it doesn't change the fact that 49% of the voters are likely to look at Genocide Joe, who is facilitating Israeli pogroms, and lie to themselves about the kind of people they are in order to vote for him.

FlashMobOfOne ,
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Not too bad.

I do have to be physically in the office two consecutive days this week, where usually I only have to be in for one day total, so thinking about that makes me feel pretty tired.

BUT, I like my job, so it could be worse.

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