Recovering from facepalm injuries.

Joined August 2020
Imagine a public discourse in which everyone perceived everyone else as real.
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This does not bode well for what we’re going to need to do to slow the climate crisis
The most striking thing about the entire pandemic, to me, is the raw, spontaneous, primal anger some people felt at being asked to make personal sacrifices in the name of the public good -- a kind of gut-level anti-solidarity.
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this concept is very similar to how the 200 people rural Finnish village I grew up in had unspoken rules about not shittalking or sabotaging your annoying neighbors, because when you're stuck with the same 200 people, you need to coexist and work together with EVERYONE
Replying to @workingdog_
Why is it forbidden by Jewish law to spread Lashon Hara? Because historically we lived in small close-knit communities, and in order to function and coexist and be healthy, we _need_ to know that it's possible to atone for our misdeeds, be forgiven, and move on from it.
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Work is absolutely fucked and miserable right now. Over half of the night crew have had covid in the past month, with 2-5 people gone at a time. We literally don't have enough people to run the shift.
Every single person in food or retail knows the answer to this question: 10 people are scheduled for tonight. 3 call in sick. How much does everything fall right the fuck apart?
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The darkest secret of this country, I am afraid, is that too many of its citizens imagine that they belong to a much higher civilization somewher else. ~ Kurt Vonnegut, “Bluebeard”
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Apropos of the fact that Dr. King was in Memphis in solidarity with the sanitation workers' strike and delivered his mountaintop speech in which he said "always anchor our external direct action with the power of economic withdrawal" the day before he was assassinated
The omicron variant is sickening so many sanitation workers around the U.S. that some cities have had to delay or suspend garbage and recycling pickup, angering residents shocked that governments can’t perform this most basic of functions. apne.ws/lAHSVqs
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“We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice. Not in love with publicity but in love with humanity.” —Martin Luther King Jr.
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Absolutely gutting and heartbreaking to me that a Rabbi had *training* in how to handle a gunman and that he actually had to use it.
Rabbi Charlie Cytron Walker credits training for giving him the guidance on how to deal with the crisis - he waited for an opportune time to throw a chair at the gunman and escape as a group. Unbelievable courage.
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Watching some folks go from "stop fear-mongering, Omicron is like a mild cold and is nothing to be concerned about" to "why the F*CK is the STORE still SOLD OUT of my favourite MAYONNAISE!" in the span of a month is one heck of a vibe man.
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If there's this much money to pour into politics, imagine their return on investment.
One Nation, the dark money group run by close allies of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, raised more than $172 million in 2020, exceeding what the nonprofit raised in any prior year by more than $100 million. citizensforethics.org/report…
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Maybe life as a math nerd is just getting the sense that all two things you can think of are related to one another and in fact reduce to each other under the right transformation until eventually the whole world merges and then you die
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often, when taking a step towards being the person I want to be, doing the things I want to do, I feel panic it doesn't manifest as "I'm afraid of success" it manifests as all the possible objections to the thing I'm doing but I'm beginning to learn the devil's tricks
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Potentially being perpetually reinfected by new variants of a virus that causes damage to both the brain and heart seems really bad.
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Forget CPI someone produce an index of trust it’s the closest thing we can get to a social body temperature
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Quoting MLK while fighting against everything he stood for is probably easy for people who do the same thing the other 364 days a year with Jesus.
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temporarily embarrassed philosopher kings
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I haven't before realized how many people had the "I WON'T BE A GOOD PERSON AND YOU CAN'T MAKE ME EVEN IF IT KILLS ME" attitude towards others. It's been very disillusioning. I would have thought that at least a bit of self-interest would stop them killing others.
The most striking thing about the entire pandemic, to me, is the raw, spontaneous, primal anger some people felt at being asked to make personal sacrifices in the name of the public good -- a kind of gut-level anti-solidarity.
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“Sometimes a law is just on its face and unjust in its application.” - Letter from a Birmingham Jail (That’s basically the core of actual CRT)
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