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Voting isn't "radical action"

Voting isn't going to get us out of the quagmire we find ourselves in.

The government and police refuse to be held accountable to the people.

Don't fool yourself into thinking that votes have made things the way they are.

A massive system of exploitation and abuse did that. And it's not going to go away because some lawyer in a suit with a petition list asked nicely.

Now is the time to demand what is rightfully ours. The respect of our humanity.

Asking nicely hadn't worked. Voting hasn't worked. From where we are, the next step isn't to maybe try those things again because they might work this time.

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The fediverse is a public forum.

Your posts are only as secure as the admins of every instance that your home server federates with, in terms of private and followers-only messages.

If you're going to talk about sensitive information, keep it to Signal or other secure 1-on-1 channels.

Assume that everything you post to the fediverse, is being scooped up by multiple gov agencies around the world.

The Milan scrape was only notable because they made their findings public.

If a university scraping feeds did it, it's safe to assume other, bigger organizations have been doing it for much longer.

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Here's a pepper spray relief solution you can make at home!

I've personally witnessed the efficacy of this solution against OC (pepper) spray. The person sprayed their arm purposely with it, let it sit, and then treated the affected area with solution. Relief was almost immediate. It's made from Liquid Sunflower Lecithin, Tearless baby shampoo, water, and magnesium hydroxide. None of these are controlled or overly difficult to obtain, and it is safe for use on pepper sprayed eyes. This solution should remain stable for a few days to a few weeks.

Here's a link where more information, including an in-depth development paper, can be found:

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If you're stopped by a cop:

I went to a seminar put on by the Seattle Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. If police stop you outside a car, this is what you should do:

ask: "Am I free to go?" Persist until you get a yes or no
-if yes, leave ASAP
-If no, say this:
"I'd like to speak to a lawyer"
"I don't consent to a search"
"I am exercising my right to remain silent"

Simply being silent doesn't invoke that right. You have to invoke the right to remain silent directly. Being more precise can only help, but it is not necessary. "I'm invoking my right to remain silent" is also valid.

You must request a lawyer clearly and directly. It may be true that a cop could claim ignorance of what someone means when they say "I want a lawyer" or "I'd like to talk to a lawyer," but the meaning in the context of an interaction with police should be obvious and claimed ignorance would not hold up in any court that isn't rigged, like small town courts.

The lawyers that hosted the seminar relayed the story of someone who was in the process of being arrested and said "I want a lawyer, dawg." The police and state successfully argued to the court that the meaning of what the person said was unclear, and they thought he was requesting a "lawyer dog." Be concise and precise in your wording.

Even if police hassle you about not consenting to a search, and even if they proceed with a search anyway, directly stating you don't consent to a search ensures that if they search you and find anything, that evidence could be dismissed as invalid due to being unlawfully obtained.

C19 anti-maskers a shit 

Compliments from two separate people about my cat ears.

I think the world is ready for anarcho-transhumanist catgirls.

Mask-wearing etiquette, crudely-drawn penis 

Mildly lewd music assessment from my roommate 

Nearly 60% of units condo units in Queens built since 2018 remain unsold

“There is simply no demand for two-bedroom apartments that are 950 square feet and go for $1.5 million,” 

I would have never imagined.

police brutality shitpost 

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there's nothing quite like calling out "we need anti-air" in the middle of a staff meeting.

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I was playing a combined arms battle game with a gaming group, and had the great pleasure of witnessing a group staff meeting, where the leaders of the group talk about what they did in their game division this week, but while most of the people in the meeting were in the middle of a battle.

The staff meeting ended up being just 6 minutes long.

I think I may have found the solution to the interminable meeting.

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when i say i am against intellectualism, its not a bit. i actually hate intelligence, that is why i post here and speak to you all

Announcing people using more and more sinister descriptors.

The elegant Miss DeLario

the Eternal Sir Gordio

the Impending Mr Mortem

Everyone knows that the "job market" is complete bullshit.

We squabble over scraps instead of telling them to get bent.

On 12 July 2020, an explosion occurred onboard the Bonhomme Richard while in home port at Naval Base San Diego, resulting in a significant fire. Seventeen sailors and four civilians were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

I gotta respect those wikipedia editors. They'd have an update on a b-list celebrity's page the moment they farted.

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Everyone should go block it looks like it's another chud instance full of nazi channers. They associate with and other fascists instances.


Instead of sleeping, I read about how to use compressed air for energy storage.

Police being shitlords 

A few times a week I have to resist the urge to post something that's absurdly lewd.

"Goodbye" I say, as we walk the same direction to go home.

I'm just curious if he's got a single barrel carb or a two barrel carb respirator.

I'll be honest, I love this. The only downside for me is there's no convenient place for me to put my cat ears. I'd have to glue some cat ears on top.

Oh also, automotive air filters won't be able to filter particles fine enough to actually be effective against microscopic droplets and virus particles.

Although it could be augmented with something like HEPA filter material, or a very fine textile.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.