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Dead Astronauts | by Jeff Vandermeer

"The three knew they were disposable and finite and vulnerable. But they also knew they were rare and precious"


Big mood right now

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These two ex-Slack product managers want to replace bus stations with industrial agriculture

Just a difference of opinions folks. Some people think transit should be free, some people think the government should round up, torture, and kill political opponents

yeesh this comment from a local news site about a seattle fare strike. The comment links out to a torture scene from the movie Reservoir Dogs

This Is Hell!

episode 1098: Mourning Thanksgiving.


Yesterday I learned

- thanksgiving has been celebrated in the US since the 1600s
- the "pilgrims and indians" bits of the myth were added in the 1800s as WASP propaganda

so I guess a reminder that if you live and/or work in , to make rent payments to the Duwamish Tribe.


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Workshop Times and Titles for the #Seattle #AnarchistBookFair

Saturday Nov. 30

10:30am – 12pm
- Building an Escalation Campaign
- The Sheer Terror of Holding on to Nothingness (Trace Fleeman y Garcia)

12:30pm – 2pm
- Anarchy in the SF: A Panel on Speculative Fiction with Nisi Shaw
- Navigating Anarchism in the Academy: Skills, Strategies, Emotions, and Destruction in Education (Bobbi and Eir)

2pm – 3:30pm
- WTO 20th Anniversary Panel
- Updates on the Clallum Bay Prison Strike

Sunday Dec. 1

10:30am – 12pm
- Indigenous Futurisms and Presents (Hexe)
- Flip the Script: Film History, Deconstruction, and Production Workshop

1pm – 2pm
- All Power to the People: Portable Electrical Supply and You
- Whatever Happened to Anti-Globalization? (John Zerzan)

2pm – 3:30pm
- Queer Wanderings in the Anti-Nazi Underworld
- Firearms 101 (Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club)

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if you're going to recommend to someone that they get high and listen to an album, you gotta warn them if the album can in any way be described as psychedelic

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The #Seattle winter thing where you have to check-in with yourself around 3:30pm, to see if there's anything you really need to do while there's still one hour of functional daylight left.

Sunset for today, Nov 10, is 4:38pm.

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guess I should join in #VerseThursday with a poem I think I've shared here before? it's from mckayla robbin's "We Carry The Sky" collection

"[GitLab] recently changed its company handbook to declare it won't ban potential customers on 'moral/value grounds,' and that employees should not discuss politics at work.

The policy addition, created by co-founder and CEO Sid Sijbrandij [was implemented] two weeks ago. It was proposed to clarify that GitLab is committed to doing business with 'customers with values that are incompatible with our own values.'"

We are getting close to the 11th annual Seattle Anarchist Book Fair!

Great chance to connect with old friends and make some new ones

(more info in the PSA link below)





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"if you're worried about the slippery slope that comes from restricting nazi speech, why aren't you worried about the slippery slope that comes from letting nazis speak"

That's pithy and I'm definitely stealing it

From the first segment, "Against Free Speech Absolutism", of this podcast:


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I keep hearing news shows quote that Trump tweet — "IN MY GREAT AND UNMATCHED WISDOM" — with a straight face. Like that ain't the most dictatorial thing you've heard in awhile

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late teens: Everything is bad.
early 20s: Everything is bad but drinking helps a lot.
late 20s: Everything is bad but I'm going to really clean up my life.
early 30s: Everything is bad and I'm gonna die soon.

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