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it has come to my attention that many of our global neighbors don’t understand why leftists in the u.s. talk about voting for liberals

in the united states there are two mainstream parties. apart from smaller local offices about 99.6% of elected officials represent either the democrats (liberal/left) or the republicans (conservative/right)

in the past 20 years, third-party candidates have won governorships or u.s. senate/rep seats 11 times out of nearly 3000 elections

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Saw this thought it looked pretty cool

freelearning.io/

particular <3 for the licensing.

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youtu.be/PGrV4dpySdQ?t=3182

Chase is a friendly acquaintance of mine and I rather liked the way he handled this.

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Overwhelmingly, students are being required to use tools in the classroom that they are forbidden to study, share, or modify. Not only do programs like Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, or Zoom invite a potentially malicious third-party into the educational environment, but more importantly, they increase society's dependence on proprietary software, software that denies its users their freedom.

my.fsf.org/give-students-userf

nitter.net/ChaseForHouse/statu

His statement was that half a million people who have not been convicted of anything have their liberty literally removed right now. How do you expect a "libertarian", i.e. a proponent of libery, to come down on that? That doesn't make him left-wing.

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the best thing to come out of Jewish Internet Culture is the discourse that the Tetragrammaton is actually YEEHAW and I had nothing to do with that one I’m just happy to be here

🐦🔗: twitter.com/maimonides_nutz/st

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So is the plan at #Mozilla now to simply sabotage every product we care about and focus on making stickers and a re-branded VPN?

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I'm so upset at what has happened to Garrett Foster. The right wing has done everything possible to disown him, and the left wing just ignores his story because it doesn't fit into their narrative.

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The whole “cops tweeting confiscated Molotovs” thing is like “the dress,” bc on the one hand cops lie, and on the other hand, I have been involved in protests long enough to be equally willing to believe that Ball jars, a dish towel, and a shot of vodka is someone’s best attempt.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ElleArmageddon/sta

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Kiddo's school is issuing all kids "managed laptops".

It monitors my kid & comes into our home? It's now in my realm.

Priority will be tech tear-down, show kiddo everything it's monitoring, then bypasses, how to game the monitoring metrics, fake the camera feed, etc.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/TryCatchHCF/status

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You always think of immortals as being old ancient people who have been around for centuries, with or without eternal youth

It would totally suck to be a new immortal

"I'm immortal"
"OH MY GOD! TELL ME ALL ABOUT CLEOPATRA!"
"dude, I'm 40, immortal, still just 40"

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A frustrating phenomenon showed up again, this time in a convo about the feds in Portland. I won't name names because it was a semi-private setting, but paraphrasing:

"Is this really so much worse than the stuff we're accustomed to like no-knock raids and killing someone for selling cigarettes?"

It's not a fucking competition. You can be appalled by illegal "disappearing"* of dissidents and _also_ be against murdering people who did nothing wrong in their bedrooms.

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@john What makes this more than garden-variety police thuggery is that this is now the official policy of the federal government. Were it the local PD doing this, there would be plenty of resources to put an end to it. But as it's the feds, and they've made it clear that they're not going to leave, there's two possibilities to stop this: A win in court followed by the feds accepting the court order or outright violence to expel the feds. Both seem unlikely. /1

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