"You underestimate the hood, you think niggas is stupid
We read the country's credits, niggas know who produced it
Why the fuck you think they're pushing military recruitments?
America been platinum, and she afraid of recoupment
So when you try to close the border, and don't let us in
I'll overthrow California with 20 million Mexicans
Cubans and Chinese who came looking for freedom
Till they realized America was run by demons"

- Immortal Technique "Mark Of The Beast'

youtu.be/oY52E6MwJ1A

"But why haven't you banned 'x' yet? You on "x's" side?"

This is the mentality pervading much of the tech industry right now.

Platforms banned in one place are summarily eliminated in others. It's either concerted and pre-meditated herd mentality, or it's herd mentality in chain reaction form.

And given that the platforms to ban people first are usually Alphabet or Facebook, both of which got CIA money, expect any dissent on their platforms crushed, followed by its crushing everywhere else.

A tale of centralization. Apple removes Tumblr from their App Store because, most likely, Tumblr allowed porn. (Why else would anyone use Tumblr these days?) Thenceforth, Tumblr desperately started to remove porn accounts from its site. Now Tumblrites are angry, and rightfully so. However, they fail to realize that by choosing a centralized service, they brought this upon themselves and it was bound to happen sooner or later. Especially poor decision if you run some kind of business or donation campaign through Tumblr. Yet few will learn the correct lesson here.

New from Soylent: Thanksgiving Slurry!

We blended live turkeys and uncooked potatoes, dehydrated the mixture on top of a Bitcoin mining rig, and had a three week armed standoff with the FDA until they classified it as an "herbal supplement".

MY GUIDE TO PREVENTING SEVERE WILDFIRES

1. Do more controlled burns.

Overgrowth is a key problem in the forest, and while it may not be pretty after, if you don't clear the thick, nature will.

2. Don't let massive corporations drain water sources.

Dry ground makes dry, flammable trees. Dry flammable trees burn. Don't.

3. Build more tree-friendly homes.

The more trees you clear, the less water will stay in your soil. Think #2, and preserve your house.

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Congratulations! Easy, right?

@insanityisfree @skepticaldeist This is true. Methinks however the bad guys would rather keep everything electronic up and running though cause their control grid plans run on it too.

@skepticaldeist @insanityisfree Welcome to this wonderful site then. I go argue on Twitter too but it's so good to have a decentralized fallback they can't censor, where we can bring the world the forbidden truth.

hey there! I'm just an agorist looking for an alternative to Twitter. shout out to @insanityisfree if I hadn't googled his acct name, I wouldn't have know this existed

@judgedread @insanityisfree @Liberty4Masses So, what the kids do with their games, they do with other games and with clubs when they're teenagers, and it's the same thing we do with societies when we are adults. We evolved this for the purposes of

What I'm getting at was that you have principles, even if you don't know what they are, and that there exists something universal about the concept of principles. Principles themselves are always going to be low-fidelity attempts to reproduce rules that are too complex to put into simple sentences. If you're

So, to bring it back to the concrete, principles are a part of people, every person and society everywhere. That's like saying "People matter more than thoughts". Organizing your principles is at the core of what it means to be human.
@judgedread @insanityisfree @Liberty4Masses It's the state, not the fate.

"People matter more than principles" and "open borders are always suicide" are themselves principles; you may want to discard them.

Everything's governed by rules: http://www.resologist.net/story29.htm .

How familiar are you with Jung's concept of "articulated" versus "unarticulated" knowledge? It's very nearly Goedel's Incompleteness Theorem but for language. (Other attempts to explain the concept exist in Taoism and Zen Buddhism, but those attempts themselves rely on unarticulated knowledge.)

Piaget made the observation that you can watch a bunch of children play a game, try to guess at the rules yourself, then ask them separately what the rules of the game are. You'll get different answers for each child, but they're all playing the same game, and they get upset when the rules are broken. The rules are not "articulated" in children's games the way they are in professional sports.

We still have a tech position open at the Freedom of the Press Foundation (a nonprofit): a Sr. Software Engineer position to work on SecureDrop, the open source whistleblower platform used by 65+ media organizations, originally developed by the late Aaron Swartz.

You get paid to work
✅ from anywhere in the world
✅ on a world-changing project
✅ that's open source,
✅ stewarded by a small team
✅ that's led by a woman.

Help spreading the word is much appreciated:

freedom.press/jobs/job-opening

so, my dad is a mechanical engineer and i've been thinking about doing some kind of formal conversation with him to see what software engineers and mechanical engineers have in common. best practices, approaches to technology, tackling new projects, that kind of thing. i'm gathering questions and pinging my networks for some ideas.

if you could sit down with an engineer, what would you ask?

retoots encouraged!

#programming #software #engineering #development #tech

Goldman: "downside risks to our ECB policy rate call have risen of late, following developments in Italy and weaker… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1060966973943832576
Free Markets Reduce Consumption Inequality
By Sheldon Richman
Thursday, November 9, 2017 https://www.aier.org/research/free-markets-reduce-consumption-inequality

sometimes I feel like defending Sonic Forces from a bunch of hate it gets from Sonic fans but it would be a really lukewarm defense, with such quotes as "Not A Travesty" and "Inoffensive" and "Generally Moderately Amusing" and "Fun, At Times"

What even is Pleroma? Does anyone know?

@insanityisfree
The caveat is that you have to be on an instance that isn't blocking other instances (or isn't targeted to be blocked by other instances) to get the full spectrum. Granted, the way I see it, people who would want to block No Agenda Social are likely people I wouldn't want to associate with anyway.

You know? I really like the Federated timeline here. Like... on Twitter, there really isn't a way to get raw, unfiltered opinion, infotainment, news, and culture, from around the world, but here, it's as easy as just clicking the globe thing. I recognize that sounds like an infomercial, but it's just very good. If someone doesn't want echo chambers, Mastodon is the place to go, no matter where you come from in terms of social media.

Very interesting possibilities here. Will definitely use this.

Voting is one part Liberty, and a million parts tyranny.

When you cast a ballot, you are not only saying "this is who I want to rule me", you are saying "this is who I want to rule EVERYONE".

So remember to stay home and do nothing this November! Don't be the tyrannical majority!

Stop and stretch your body however you can.

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Liberdon is a Mastodon instance for libertarians, ancaps, anarchists, voluntaryists, agorists, etc to sound off without fear of reprisal from jack or zuck. It was created in the wake of the Great Twitter Cullings of 2018, when a number of prominent libertarian accounts were suspended or banned.