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If you want a straightforward, practical project to help contribute to leftist, anticapitalist, and anarchist movements, then learn a new language. It is without a doubt one of the most limiting factors in our movements.

What is happened in Iran earlier this year? If I knew farsi I could maybe tell you, but instead I just know what the NYT said happened.

- language.media.mit.edu/visuali

- sciencemag.org/news/2014/12/wa

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Damn, the winter 2019 issue of N+1 is really really on point.

Will probably spam excerpts and links to the web editions later today







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The silent reading party is impossible to get into now. People show up two hours early!

I'm going to throw my own silent reading party in my bed by myself

An example of the worthwhile take-down of steven pinker:

"[Pinker] purports to be presenting hard science, but often his sources are works of popular advocacy, rather than original scientific studies. Over ten percent of the notes to his chapter on the environment cite Stewart Brand's 'Whole Earth Discipline', a polemical work by a highly successful entrepreneur and business consultant — and is not Pinker's only source of this kind"

Just finished reading:

Learning to Die: Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis | by Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky

I found it to be individualistic to a fault.

I'd recommend 'Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization' instead.

*IF* you are curious of what a neo-liberal take on the climate crisis would look like, it's a quick read.

I *WOULD* recommend the "Afterword" for a good demonstration of what a dishonest hack Steven Pinker is.

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Well this is fun, you can liosten to wikipedia being edited:

listen.hatnote.com/

"Listen to the sound of Wikipedia's recent changes feed. Bells indicate additions and string plucks indicate subtractions. Pitch changes according to the size of the edit; the larger the edit, the deeper the note. Green circles show edits from unregistered contributors, and purple circles mark edits performed by automated bots. "





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One risky thing about preferring a small group of very close friends is that it is easy for life to happen and you're left with no friends that live in the same place as you 😑

highly recommend "The Anthropocene Reviewed" podcast from WNYC Studios

wnycstudios.org/story/episode-

p.s. by "highly recommend" i mean "listen while high". not "really recommend" 🙃

My new catechism

No One Belongs Here More Than You | by Miranda July

❝What is the most terrifying thing that has ever happened to you?
Did it involve a car? Was it on a boat? Did an animal do it? If
you answered yes to any of these questions, then I am not
surprised. Cars crash, boats sink, and animals are just
scary. Why not do yourself a favor and stay away from these
things.❞

every year spotify tries to make my "year in music" seem magical and upbeat, but they always end of reminding me how bad the year was

My "favorite artist" in 2018 was Snow Tha Product...because I listened to "waste of time" non-stop on repeat (i guess for 15 hours) after my repeatedly lying and cheating partner and I separated

youtube.com/watch?v=wfISNlnN0b

#2018

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If I had a dollar for every time someone told me to get a lawyer when I was screwed over by an employer or threatened by a man, I'd have enough money to hire a lawyer.

I'm very high, so when I got this advert in the mail it took me a good 20 minutes to figure out the scam and see through the (dark) design patterns that went into this

fyi: the "confirmation code" is redacted because i assume if you call a robot will say "confirm your address is [address this was mailed to]"...which is noneya business!

Everyone is "working from home" today....including my boss!

time to try to make my goodreads goal at the last minute

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