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"Immunity passports are a horrible idea."

cbc.ca/news/opinion/opinion-pa

Just gonna pin this for my own memory, as much as for sharing with y'all.

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This is an post...kinda.

Hit me up with your toots. Mine is on order and I'm looking forward to getting it.

I toot a lot about , especially of the leftist sort.

Here are an assortment of hashtags:

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It looks like this will probably be my new main account. It's with a heavy heart that I am moving on from mastodon.club, but @msh has a solid instance here that I'm happy to join.

Going camping for the first time with two kids tomorrow. Wish me luck!

As long as the 4-week old sleeps relatively well in the camper, it'll be fine. If he doesn't, we picked a site close to home so we can bail early if needed.

US election 

Expert Who Claims Perfect Election Prediction Record Makes His 2020 Pick.
m.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/alla

"In 2000, he predicted Al Gore would defeat George W. Bush. Lichtman claims that his prediction holds, since Gore won the popular vote. However, he also gives himself credit for predicting a Trump win in 2016, despite the fact that Trump lost the popular vote."

Hmm... 🤔

not gonna make a Whole Take about this but writing foss android apps is parallel power and Pine64 is starting a commune and both are important

they say that all cats are anarchists but mine just won't shut up about Mao

me: lmaooo the soviet union was such a trash fire
FreedomPatriot88: haha yeah it sure was
me: *taking off my shirt to reveal a full back tattoo of the CCCP flag* what the fuck did you just say about the soviet union you little bitch

Necromancer is someone who likes to kiss your neck a lot.

I think a lot about how Facebook launched a service to protect your nudes from being leaked onto Facebook that you use by [checks notes] uploading all your nudes to Facebook so they can make sure they don't get posted.

Kropotkin: Everything of value comes from the result of centuries of human ingenuity and labour. Paris is only Paris because of everyone who lives there and who has ever lived there in the past. Even the fruit of your own labour is largely made possible by generations who've come before you.

Thatcher: There's no such thing as society.
:blobthinking: :blobthinking: :blobthinking:

SOCIALIST REALISM: Before the cosmonaut can take their first step, an army of workers must crunch numbers, fabricate parts, draft blueprints, and test and design rocketry.

CAPITALISM: uuuhh Elon Musk makes the rockets go.

cancel culture is when I tell my friends I'll hang out with them and then I cancel every single time

🌶️ take - mostly serious 

I'm not actually sure that sortition alone would be practical on a federal level; perhaps it would need to be in conjunction with a more traditional elected body. But for lower levels of government: municipal and even neighbourhood councils that are empowered to make real decisions and action for the areas they represent? It would be fairer, assuming you set the parameters for who is in the pool fairly (would need to be far broader than just home owners, for example).

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why build statues of racists and war criminals when you can build a statue of me, the hero who managed to wake up before noon

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🌶️ take - mostly serious 

If we're going to stick with a representative democracy, which is probably necessary in today's complex societies, sortition is more democratic than holding elections.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sortitio

There are some obvious disadvantages, highlighted on the Wikipedia page, but systems to overcome these can be developed and put in place.

thinking about self driving cars, but the cars are longer, with capacity for about 90 people per car. and maybe we could simplify the decision-making of the AI by providing a set path and schedule that they would adhere to. perhaps a physical mechanism on which the self-driving car could always be on, something like a rail to minimize them going off path and being a danger to cyclists or pedestrians. anyone in Silicon Valley want to fund this? we could even chain the cars together to maximize efficiency.

Raising socialist children, getting sociopath adults. 

democraticsocialists.ca/newlef

This reminds me a little of David Graeber's essay about how most people are more anarchistic than they realize and how many of the values we teach our children are anarchist in nature.

The values that are almost universally espoused for raising children to be good people are often seen as unrealistic upon reaching adulthood and entering "the real world."

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