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Hello, radical.town! I’m an occasional birdsite escapee trying to establish a new home in the fediverse. I’ve had a few masto accounts in the past, but tried to juggle multiple instances, and couldn’t find a community in which to comfortably settle.

I live in Toronto. I try to operate in a framework of compassion, mutual aid, distrust of power and hierarchy, and awe of this wild-ass existence. I like sci-fi/fantasy, heavy metal, electronica, astronomy, and trivia.

My eyes suck.

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IoT devices suck shit and i literally never want my fucking coffee maker or thermostat connected to my wifi

i will die on this hill

might fuck around and overthrow a government.

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discworld is wild because it's a silly comedy series but the morals of the books are things like
"war is just one symptom of the disease that is nationalism"
"police by consent is the only possible moral form of policing"
"late-stage capitalism is the death knell of society"

accessibility discourse grumble 

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creeper mention 

cdnpoli, uspoli, history repeating 

celebrating my first full day of being An Old by going to an arcade bar.

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Celebrating the holiday the traditional way:

By dunking on colonizers.

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In northern Ethiopia, at 130 meters below sea level, in the hottest valley in the world, there exists a series of pools that look more alien than anything that should rightly be found on Earth.

This is the dangerously beautiful Dallol Volcano, and hydrothermal system, found in the Danakil depression. The highest point of the volcano reaches -48 meters above sea level. Brine pools and acidic liquid spout from the ground, building up salt and sulfuric pillars as temporary geysers build them. Here, not two but three tectonic plates move away from each other, causing the land to sink deeper and deeper, and bringing up minerals from deep within the Earth. In the next few million years, the Red Sea will eventually fill the depression.

The word Dallol, in the language of the Afar people, means disintegration. The Disintegration Volcano.

i am officially An Old. i suddenly don’t like anything but Matlock.

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@dankwraith

me listening to Public Enemy: it rules that the production still sounds THIS fucking good in 2019.

me listening to Public Enemy: it sucks that the lyrics are still THIS fucking relevant in 2019.

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"You live in a democracy. You vote for your leaders-- So tell me -- what happens if you want to disobey them? Say you don't like the President. You object to paying taxes to support him, his family, his pets, his bodyguards and his friends he wangled jobs for. What do you do? Or say you don't like your taxes being used to subsidize foreign arms sales for slaughter in the third world. How can you stop it? Vote for somebody else, whose policy is the same? Don't vote? The government pretends to be there to serve you. In reality, it's there to tell you what to do-- If you refuse to obey, you'll be investigated--arrested--criminalized. Your assets will be seized and given to the state. You will be jailed. And that's the 'free' America."

in case you were wondering how the torontonians are doing, there’s a serial bucket-o’-shit dumper terrorizing people at universities in town. three attacks in the past week.

mood, body 

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I love adults who argue that we shouldn’t listen to Greta Thunberg because she’s a child. Adults are the reason Toupee Fiasco is US president. We can’t say shit about shit.

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"It is a common fallacy among capitalists that anarchists are lazy. They are right in that anarchists reject work—that is, the compulsory devotion of life to production and consumption, the prostitution of our labor in return for a small percentage of what it is worth. Instead, anarchists voluntarily pursue their own interests, 'working' on projects that they find personally fulfilling, creative, or supportive of others. Many devote their lives to expertise in a particular field, proving that the desires to create, excel, and to devote themselves tirelessly to projects are not unique to societies which force people to work. Without the need to increase production and profits, of course, most anarchists only 'work' for a few hours a day, dedicating the rest to leisure."

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"Instead we look not up but down, to those who have less. We measure the worth of our society not on the wealth and opulence of the richest and most well-to-do, but on the least fortunate, the least able, and those who have had to do without. In our habitats everyone eats, everyone has a place to sleep, everyone has work that they do, not because they must, but because they want to. Everyone has freedom as long as they don’t oppress others. Our medical clinics and educational resources are available to all. This is the basis of our society, and anything less would be a barbarity, the stripping away of human dignity for the benefit of a few. We gladly do without jeweled trinkets and rare mineral-encrusted status symbols so that everyone may have the essentials.

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"Though anarchists are often dismissed as utopianists, our ways are not the capitalist ideal to which many of them aspire. We have no private habitats that are paradises for the privileged few, where the stinking masses are kept out. Our practices are an inversion of the way most non-anarchists are taught to think about the world. We do not idealize wealth and power, the acquisition of rare goods, or the ability to make others do your bidding whether they will it or not. Those beliefs hold that we are all in competition and the only way to get that better life is by crushing your peers beneath you, climbing ever upwards, leaving your lessers behind. They are the philosophical basis for a system that elevates a lucky few to dizzying heights of wealth, risen to the level of celebrities to lord their riches over the rest, held forth as aspirational models to the less fortunate. These people are the enemy, the opposite of everything we believe in.

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