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Would you be interested in getting this Celtic knotwork mandala as a coloring page? Say for a dollar ($1)?

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imagine if you were my cool anarchist hacker lover who could help pirate audiobooks for me 🥺

You'll get very good food and a sweet little kiss on the forehead

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Using alt text is super important. Please continue to use it. It really makes a world of difference!!! I love how mastodon is very inclusive with all type of disabilities and everyone here is so kind. I have not seen any other social media use this much alt text. I just want to give a gentle reminder and a huge thank you!!!! :)

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second day I see people confessing about shoplifting (one of them is a single mom who couldn't afford shoes for her daughter's birthday) as something immoral and then I'm like "oh right, that's reddit"

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family w/newborn survival fundraiser 

We moved to try to access more consistent work, only to find that no work is expected by my wife’s Union until late August/September.

We have brand new baby (our 4 year old is thankfully with relatives for 3 weeks) and I am disabled on top of recovering from birth. We are desperate for help with bills: car $150, Insurance $170, internet $80, Electric $150, diapers $20, meds $30

#mutualaid

PayPal.me/londonshine
Venmo: @londonshine
$app: $glamorshark

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chronic illness 

The first thing you're warned about by others when you develop a chronic or long-term illness is that people will forget you.

They don't mean to. We call them social cues for a reason. People often need a hook to get to thinking about someone, an excuse to contact them. We can all kinda keep up with injuries or acute illness because there are known dates and timeframes involved. Here's when to send flowers, here's when to drop off food. When you ask how they're recovering, you expect some sort of motion.

When you're sick on a more long-term basis, I guess you stop reaching out because you run out of things to talk about... "that fresh pillowcase sure was nice," "I liked today's third random movie better than the fourth." It's difficult to make new friends or sweet-talk existing ones into new, easier forms of communication without the energy to connect over a shared interest or ability to sustain a real-time conversation. You want company and friends, but it's hard to get people to engage open-endedly and asynchronously. They'll think you are tired and want to be left alone. But what you'll want is comfort and certainty in your connections.

Anyway I have no real point; it's just sad and it's universal. And a lot of people with chronic illnesses are still on full lockdown and lonely or have newly become ill without the benefit of the social support they'd ordinarily have to adjust to drastic changes in lifestyle or ability.

If you are lucky enough to be healthy and want to do something really awesome for someone who isn't, put someone you care about who you know is ill in your calendar and reach out consistently. Send them regular little notes about what is new with you, send uber eats to their door with breakfast on weekends, suggest something for their reading list or just send them some books if they're able to read comfortably, ask if you can pick up anything for a hobby they can still enjoy while you're out, send them a copy of the photos you take that are fun or pretty that you're not putting up anywhere.

Anything. Just... make it recurring. Each text or DM or "I saw this and thought of you" is a treasure.

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so called free thinkers when the proprietary thinkers arrive

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Gender 

I don't feel like there are any masculine values that aren't a) toxic or b) valuable regardless of gender.

What is masculine to you? Being strong? Being fit? Being a problem solver? Earning money and feeding a family? Those things are all valuable regardless of gender

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How about we begin supporting REAL permaculture farmers who know what they're doing instead of funding the asshats sitting in their air-conditioned, diesel-powered tractors mindlessly destroying topsoil with their ploughs and chemical sprays?

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"junior tech lead" is a thing apparently

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I really love it when there are image descriptions

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I gotta give it to Spotify, if you try to sell me on Wolfmother then rock organ is a good choice

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as a linguist I must say all languages are as valuable as any other, and the same goes with all dialects, varieties, slangs, jargons etc.

these are varieties of the ways we speak, interconnected, intermingled, always in constant change, and a way to express ourselves, our identities, like no other.

so please do listen to me when I say, all languages are equal and all languages are in fact beautiful.

except french, fuck french.

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