Turn on the radio.
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Lying Biden: Omni Post
Biden said he’d give $2,000 stimulus checks. Instead he gave only 1400 and means tested it to be given to people making under a certain amount based on pre-Covid income.
Biden said he’d forgive student debt. Instead he backed Betsy Devos and her campaign against loan forgiveness and while he did cancel 3 billion, he allowed the national Student Debt to increase by another ~40 billion.
He said he’d he raise the minimum wage to $15. Instead, he secretly told his colleagues that he was not trying to and scapegoated the parliamentarian, someone who can be ignored and fired.
Biden said he would lower the Medicare for all eligibility and create a public option. Instead he has blocked any attempt on Medicare expansion in spite of raging pandemic.
Biden promised that he would listen to experts to defeat Covid. He meant economic experts apparently as his strategy is nearly identical to Trump in spite of Vaccines.
Speaking of which, Biden said that he would make sure no parents would get in the way of distributing the vaccine worldwide.
Instead he has coddled the patents and prevented exports of the vaccines to developing nations. This allowed Big Pharma to extort developing nations.
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Polaroid Nr. 94
A bunch of mushrooms / fungus clustered together. Feels like abstract art.
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I legitimately think most people would be better off if we all just learned how to be casually confrontational, even a bit petty. Some of the nicest, most pleasant people I know are also the most confrontational and petty people I know (<3) and there’s a definite connection there, however it’s difficult to describe.
I touched on it earlier in my bitchfit: it’s kind of liberating to be able to see somebody say something monumentally fucking stupid, make fun of it, even tell them how fucking dumb they’re being, but to not take it very seriously. I kinda think that can help train you to see people as complex multitudes which are contradictory and conflicting, not just a linear slider from “bad” to “good.” If you make confrontation into a taboo, if you make it into this locked-up axe that you only reach for in the most dire of circumstances, it ends up tainting people in your eyes when you’re driven to confrontation with them. That, or you end up resenting people because you want to tell them to stop being a fucker but that’s a no-no. Judgement is kind of similar, and I think that’s why we have this recurring issue on social media where people can’t just dislike eachother. Your distaste has to be justified somehow. When you don’t allow yourself to just be petty over something, then you search for “real” reasons to justify it and it builds up in a similar way.
However, if confrontation just isn’t a big hairy, scary deal, then it rolls off everybody’s back. I have friends who can get bullheaded as fuck with me every once in a while, and when that happens? We bicker! Because I’m willing to tell them to their face that they’re being unreasonable and kind of a shit! But what I’ve realized it is, is that we all understand and know that this doesn’t define us, so it blows over in like 30 seconds because it’s not a big deal.
Lately I feel like putting stuff into words is difficult for me so I hope this comes across in a way that makes sense. This is particularly interesting to me because I used to be this very avoidant and mousey, to the point of it being exploited and causing me serious trauma. The ability to just be a bitch sometimes has helped my recovery so much and has, I think, made me able to have such healthier relationships with people. Even helping meet new people, And SOOOO many nerds are lacking this ability.
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A window to Heaven - Rabat, 2012
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i disagree with this not because it isn’t sensible but because anything, anything you do that would limit or reduce landlords/developers profit or control will be met with unified opposition among the ruling class. Housing is a fight for control of land, you want the strongest coalition and demands possible. Don’t tame your demands before you even begin negotiating.
What if we started actively disincentivizing landlords letting real estate stay empty rather than renting at reasonable prices? Like, give them a maximum of three months to get a new tenant in, and then they start accumulating fines for the unused space.
And some similar system to disincentivize the ridiculous airbnb market as well. Make it unprofitable to have homes sitting empty in a city where people with jobs find themselves living in tents. Hell, make it unprofitable to have homes sitting empty anywhere that has a homelessness problem.
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Both the Apple Watch and the FitBit can be understood as examples of luxury surveillance: surveillance that people pay for and whose tracking, monitoring, and quantification features are understood by the user as benefits they are likely to celebrate. Google, which has recently acquired FitBit, is seemingly leaning into the category, launching a more expensive version of the device named the “Luxe.” Only certain people can afford luxury surveillance, but that is not necessarily a matter of money: In general terms, consumers of luxury surveillance see themselves as powerful and sovereign, and perhaps even immune from unwelcome monitoring and control. They see self-quantification and tracking not as disciplinary or coercive, but as a kind of care or empowerment. They understand it as something extra, something “smart.”
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Bill Gates owning more land then the size of Washington DC.
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it’s interesting to me how i can’t find any local bail funds that go towards bailing out actual prisoners and not just activists and protestors. seem a lil backwards to me. maybe the reasoning is ppl are more likely to fund them rather than imperfect victims like prisoners.
anyway if you can and are able to, please share and donate to help us get my brother bailed out and proper legal representation.
more updates and details within the fund but the gist of those are:
severe abuses by prison employees upon my brother such as:
not reading him his miranda rights upon arrest
withholding of medical care
purposely making him miss his court dates by not transporting him as they are responsible to
withholding money that family put down for him to feed himself and buy necessities in there
blocking his calls to me & other family members.
alternative links to donate:
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I love a good fire escape.
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Iris van Herpen Spring 2021 Couture
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