Also be wary of any post linking you to a petition, there was one for Breonna Taylor and it was to Action PAC, which is the PAC @madrassoup refers to above, but you wouldn’t have known unless you really looked at it.
Jeff Bezos and Amazon are a fucking blight upon the working class. He got rich by treating rank and file employees like hot garbage toiling under dehumanizing, backbreaking conditions for shitty pay. When there are this many random strangers across various sectors/departments of a single company sharing similar horror stories, that can’t be dismissed as just a few disgruntled ex-employees. Grievances like these are why I quit using Amazon. They made my life easier at the expense of thousands of hardworking people being mistreated and disrespected behind closed doors. (thread)
ALERT! FACEBOOK IS SAVING INFO FROM ALL VISITED SITES
I only found out about this now, and I want to share in case someone doesn’t know. After the new update, facebook saves all activity you do outside facebook! In my facebook it shows saved info from my anti-virus site and even my bank account.
The default option is enabled, but it’s possible to disable.
I found hard to find the option to turn this off, they sure tried to hide it.
To turn this off, go to settings -> your facebook info -> off facebook activity First clear the saved history and then click “manage your off-facebook activity” -> manage future activity -> turn off that button
Almost didn’t believe this could be true, but it is. “Off facebook activity” is difficult to find - expand “Ads and Businesses.”
Facebook has been doing this for years. it is a major income stream for them and it is a large part of the reason I hate them so much (but by no means the only reason). This is the first time I heard of a way to turn it off, though.
I’d also recommend that you use Firefox, which detects when Facebook is monitoring your activity and gives you the option of blocking their monitoring.
This. Also, Firefox has an extension which can gate Facebook. It’s called Facebook Container, and it’s worth getting.
She’s been under a conservatorship since her 2007 breakdown. If you dont know what conservatorships are, it’s basically you are placed in custody of someone as though you were a child, you don’t control much of anything. Seriously, it’s major but seldom talked about disability civil rights issue, not just for Britney but she’s often used as a prime example of how a good intended system goes wrong.
Usually there’s two people involved, the one who has the conservatorship (Britney’s father currently) and a lawyer to act as like checks and balances, tries to make sure her human rights aren’t being glaringly violated, or she’s being exploited. Well… her Lawyer was kind of forced out so. Checks and balances are kind of diddly squat now, as they usually are. She’s at the mercy of her father and is desperately trying to get rid of it.
For those who don’t know, too, Britney’s parents were always horrendously abusive, but most officiated information on that is on her mother’s abuse, not her father. But it’s been obvious for a while that he absolutely took part in exploiting her as a child.
This is what the #freebritney was about earlier in 2019.
Brit’s conservatorship is kept very private which is a good and bad thing because it means people aren’t going to humiliate her in the media, but also means that she’s kind of on her own. Some fans go too far with the freebritney which from what I’m guessing from how her sister responds to those people, only causes more problems for her rather than helps.
Everytime Britney does something cool I want you to remember that she literally has like no power: that she’s a marginalized group herself (disabled) and was poor in her life, and exploited for wealth; her conservatorship is worth someone who abused her himself and she literally controls NOTHING. Not her money, not when she can see her kids, not her medical choices, not even marriage or like, visitors in her own home.
When Britney says stuff like this it’s a huge deal and extremely brave.
2. Selesnya - Listen I know y’all want Emmara to raw you but it’s cannon that they all smell horrible and if any guild has the most white people with dreds as members, it’s them.
3. Golgari - When you ask if I brought protection, I shouldn’t have to put on a hazmat suit.
4. Simic - I feel like the simic just have an “every possible kink in the world” generator and refresh the page with each creature. You like tentacles? Fine, but I hope you also like crab claws and shark vore. Have a scientifically significant experience.
5. Izzet - You will die during this and it will be completely unpredictable.
6. Azorius - Fuck cops again but this is definitely The Bondage Guild.
7. Gruul - FERAL GFS ‘Я’ US
8. Rakdos - You will die during this, but it will be predicted, planned for and built up to artfully.
9. Dimir - Any fetish not listed on this list? We got you.
simic here. the kink generator’s true. also vannifar hot
How the fuck did Orzhov top the list?
I mean yeah fuck cops, but also fuck capitalist bankers.
Its eat the rich not eat the rich out.
AND THEY WOULDN’T EVEN ENJOY IT, THEY’RE ALL GHOSTS.
Oh wait this is because of Kaya right Nevermind. Kaya is indeed best planeswalker.
No, as I said, it’s because I find Gareth Pugh’s design aesthetic incredibly intricate and sexy, and other than Elesh Norn’s Machine Orthodoxy, the Orzhov Syndicate is the closest in-universe Magic group that it aligns with. I made this post before I’d ever learned about Kaya (but she is great).
Actually she sued because they made claims they were using real fruit to make the cereal, thus appearing healthier than it was. She sued them for falsely advertising they were using real fruit and the company tried to make her look dumb so they were the ones claiming she thought a crunchberry was real when she was trying to fight for them to be punished for using all artificial ingredients when they said they were using natural ones
99.98% of the time if you hear about a person sueing over something stupid, it’s really just the company’s lawyers and marketing team twisting the truth.
Hearthawk is overreacting and britney-j-christ was just uninformed, but like…. seriously?
As a fellow park naturalist I’m ashamed of you. Looking the other way when people stack rocks is one thing, but actively encouraging people to do so because “who cares”? Does the park that employs you know that this is your attitude?
I work on the very edge of the native range of the highly endangered Eastern hellbender. Here is a study I hope you will read on how human activity, such as moving rocks and creating cairns, is associated with the destruction of hellbender habitat, and here is one of the photos used in the publication, showing a dead hellbender beside some decorative rock stacks:
It’s not just hellbenders–many other species of fish, amphibians, and invertebrates shelter under, lay their eggs upon, or forage for food in the same rocky environments. They are crushed, dried out, or deprived of habitat from unnecessary human movement of rocks. If people realized this, hopefully they would refrain from rock-stacking, and value the conservation of wildlife habitat over the pleasure of putting stones on top of each other!
Perhaps your park does not use cairns as trail markers, but many do. They’re an unobtrusive alternative to ugly metal signs. Creating unauthorized piles of rocks in the wood creates a very real safety hazard by confusing what is and what is not meant to be a trail marker. People get led astray and lost due to this–the notes on this post are full of stories of people who have mistaken recreational cairns for purposeful ones.
Of course moving one rock isn’t going to collapse and ecosystem. But it’s never just one rock. Millions of people visit their parks every year, and with decorative rock-stacking being “in vogue” for some reason, that’s millions of rocks moved and millions of potential habitats destroyed. Is it inevitable? Maybe. But it’s absolutely not something we should be encouraging the public to do.
Apparently. I’m a park naturalist guess what. Stack rocks who cares. Just pick up your damn trash and dont take anything from the park you didnt take in with you. Moving 1 (one) rock is not going to collapse an ecosystem.
If I find your rock stack, and it is not serving as a marker for a trail or notice of a trail hazard, I WILL unstack your rocks and put them back. Nature is already encroached on enough without you deciding to ‘leave your mark’ with another stack of rocks.
If you want to build rock towers, get your own rocks and build them at home. That’s perfectly fine. But rocks provide vital habitat for wildlife, especially in stream bed; moving and stacking them leaves them without shelter, crushes them, exposes their eggs, and leads to soil erosion and bank destruction. Leave them where they are.
Furthermore, cairns are used as trail markers to indicate routes. Creating pointless cairns for funzies and Instagram can actually be dangerous to other hikers who rely on them for navigation, and immensely frustrating for rangers. We don’t say “leave no trace” to be mean–we’re trying to protect both the environment and our visitors.
When did hikers develop the collective impulse to stack rocks and make obnoxious, useless decorative cairns at every park and river they visit? I don’t remember seeing them as a kid except as trail markers, but now they’re EVERYWHERE. What part of “leave no trace” don’t people understand?
1) unless you’ve taken major steps to obscure your identity, it’s trivial for the state to link your online activity to your identity.
2) you should expect anything said to be permanently recorded and thus
3) anything said now (or years in the past) has the potential to be dug up at any point to create or bolster a state case to repress you.
Not trying to argue against using this platform and talking about our politics on here, but sometimes certain implications are (imo) best left implicit. The “how damning would it be if this was read in a courtroom” metric is good to keep in mind.
Maybe once this is all done we can finally go back to using real brass doorknobs.
Brass is extremely harsh on the outer lining of bacteria and viruses, it breaks them down, thereby making brass a self-disinfecting material perfect for surfaces like hand rails and doorknobs
Another fun fact, the strong odor of brass is not actually from brass. Brass has no smell. The odor is the dead skincells and body oils on your hand breaking down from touching it. It’s literally the smell of it cleaning your hand
There’s been a dude…can’t remember his name…desperately trying to get hospitals to switch from using stainless steel and plastic for regularly touched surfaces to brass and copper (copper is the part of the alloy of brass that gives it these qualities)
In some studies run in a few hospitals, I believe the reduction in hospital-related infections was something like 56%. Just by replacing things like light switches, doorknobs, and bed rails that get touched a lot with copper.
Microbes cannot develop a resistance to copper or brass, and it kills antibiotic resistant bacteria as effectively as anything else.
The resistance to using more copper in health care settings seems mainly to be from the fact that brass and copper will tarnish and go dull, which in no way effects their ability to self-disinfect. Stainless steel LOOKS nicer and cleaner, but harbors germs like a motherfucker.
Carter always gets “not like the other girls” treatment when he continued funding the Indonesian military dictatorship during the peak of the genocidal violence during occupation of Timor-Leste, which killed over a third of the indigenous population.
carter: the operation eagle claw debacle, responsible for severing ties with the soviets when they invaded afghanistan (and laying the groundwork for funding the mujaheddin), forcibly capped cuban refugee entry
clinton: bombed iraq three separate times, upheld the no-fly zones, ordered the bombing of yugoslavia, responsible for the disastrous intervention in somalia
bush: the american intervention in afghanistan, the toppling of the iraqi government, the entire blackwater war crimes scandal, GTMO, Abu Ghraib (don’t google that), blamed the israeli airstrikes in gaza on the palestinians
obama: responsible for toppling the libyan government, leading to actual fucking slave markets, gave the go-ahead for the saudi war crimes in yemen, ordered drone strikes on civilian targets also in yemen, hit syria with cruise missiles and funded jihadi forces in idlib, which by proxy ended up supporting Da’esh (ISIL)
as part of my reform package, i promise to turn all rich people into furries, so instead of spending all their money on superyachts they spend it on commissions, which have a significantly higher rate of economic recirculation and a significantly lower carbon pawpr
I’m gonna say this as politely as I can but oh my god I wish people like this would shut up.
I’m as concerned about the planet as anyone should be but misinformation like this is misleading and dangerous, not to mention disrespectful in the current climate. it will regrettably take years for the planet to heal itself of the damage done to it in the name of human greed – it will not miraculously heal in a couple of weeks.
the canals of Venice are clearer not because of less pollution but because of less boat traffic stirring up sediment and dirt already in the water. it’s all sunk to the bottom and settled, resulting in apparently clearer water. the fish were always there. the dolphins are coming closer because lack of boat traffic means they can go hunt the fish easier.
any wild animals coming into the city are likely curious or looking for interesting food. they’re not ‘reclaiming’ anything; anyone who’s been up late at night and looked out their window would see similar things with nocturnal creatures. it’s just the daylight ones are now doing it, too.
while pollution has gone down in China thanks to lack of traffic and factory production, regrettably this will do nothing in regards to the multitude of other countries belching out pollution into the air. even if it did, the earth will sadly not heal from decades of abuse in a couple of weeks.
people are dying. this guilt-inducing insinuation that humans somehow deserve it, or this virus is a good thing, is uncharitable and cruel. especially when you consider that a vast majority of the people causing and enabling the abuse of the planet are the rich ruling class, and the everyday person – the kind of person most at risk of expsoure to this virus – has no say in it. we all already suffer from enough guilt in our daily lives thanks to oil executives pushing the idea that our drinking from plastic straws and watching Netflix is the problem; we don’t need pseudo-deep tweets telling us that we’re the real virus, too – especially not when the things tweets like this are implying are all wrong anyway.