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A quick introduction:

I am or have been a: writer, publisher, renter of virtual apartments for real money, injector of radioactive materials (for the forces of good, usually), sociologist, teacher, BBS sysop, SJW, polyam, and dedicated to punching up. I also have screwed up a lot, and try to learn from that crap.

I write stuff at ideatrash.net, and share lots of things I find interesting.

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Every time I see news today I think: What would President Bernie be doing in response to this issue?

He would draw national attention to this and support the workers immediately.

RT @verge@twitter.com

Instacart is firing every employee who voted to unionize theverge.com/2021/1/21/2224267

🐦🔗: twitter.com/verge/status/13523

covid 

From 21 Jan: When the Pandemic Gutted Oil Revenues, Wind Power Rescued Wyoming’s Capital City - This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part o... motherjones.com/environment/20 -desk

From 21 Jan: Innovative Pinscreen Animations of Kafka’s “Before the Law”, Gogol’s “The Nose” & Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” (1932-1972) - youtube.com/watch?v=fwxNQYyiKp What do Franz Kafka, Nikolai Gogol, and Modest ... openculture.com/2021/01/innova

From 15 Jan: Take a New Virtual Reality Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art - You can go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art today, and in real life at that. This isn’t tru... openculture.com/2021/01/take-a

From 14 Jan: The CIA Has Declassified 2,780 Pages of UFO-Related Documents, and They’re Now Free to Download - Everybody knows that UFO stands for “unidentified flying object.” Coined by the United... openculture.com/2021/01/the-ci -fi

From 20 Jan: Rarely-Seen Illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy Are Now Free Online, Courtesy of the Uffizi Gallery - We know Dante’s Divine Comedy—especially its famous first third, Inferno—as an e... openculture.com/2021/01/rarely

From 21 Jan: Want to Stop the Next Crisis? Teaching Cyber Citizenship Must Become a National Priority - To be a responsible member of today’s increasingly digital society requires a new set of &l... time.com/5932134/cyber-citizen

politics 

From 21 Jan: QAnon in crisis as day of reckoning fails to materialize - Enlarge / A demonstrator holds a “Q“ sign outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U... arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20 -theory -&-culture

From 16 Jan: duf – Disk Usage/Free Utility for Linux, BSD, macOS & Windows - We use the df command to show how much disk space is free on mounted file systems in Linux, macOS, ... cyberciti.biz/open-source/comm -line-hacks -pros

Politics shitpost 

Every leftist, anarchist, communist and socialist right now

politics 

From 20 Jan: A Difference - It may only be a ceremony...but it all looks different today. ideatrash.net/2021/01/a-differ

Uspol 

Hearing words that heal.

It has been so long.

As one aflame, seeking the future golden.

Within the darkness, a faint light finally draws nearer.

Walk in love for one another.

Be mighty.

Tomorrow, I fight. I push and drag and smack folks that need smacking.

Today, let out the breath I've been holding for four years.

Anyway this is everyones reminder that, while you are welcome and in fact even encouraged to critique joe bidens politics and policies, you are not allowed to make fun of his stutter

So don’t fuckin’ do that, okay?

uspol 

In the midst of a speech about unity, less than ten minutes into his term, Biden has unequivocally called out the BS of white supremacy more than it has been in four years.

Good start.

I’m sobbing as I attempt to type this. The relief is overwhelming.

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That is the first time I've gotten chills at the national anthem in four years. That was gorgeous.

uspol 

Y'know what? You can still kneel during this playing of the National Anthem, for the same reasons while supporting the new administration.

And that is a *good thing*.

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