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Let's climb out of the Overton window and go play outside.

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I'm a religious anarchist. Religion (or spirituality, but that term has its own set of problems) is my approach to achieving anarchist goals, and anarchism is my approach to religion (I reject hierarchies of power within religion).

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I'm Flor. My main interests are keeping information available from long ago and into the far future, Mesopotamian mythology, and wetlands conservation. I'm fond of cranes.

I sometimes write fiction and software.

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Wait wait no, I missed something even more obvious -

Reintroducing WOLVES to golf courses.

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What with the thing about reintroducing wolves and the thing about French people filling in the holes in golf courses, I love the idea of planting lots of endangered trees (illegal to remove) very fast on a golf course and then running away, who's in

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HOLY FUCK!
I saw an albino squirrel on my walk today. holy fucking tree spirit ass squirrel let me get so close to it! :artaww:

Without capitalism we would never have to worry whether someone likes us or is just trying to sell us something.

(to Oni, while unwrapping my wrist:) "With enough bandages I could be a MILF."

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Zur Tötung des Jugendlichen durch die Polizei Dortmund!

Die Nordstadt hat Fragen!
Gute Fragen der Menschen vor Ort!

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#anarchism fragment no. 2, #climateCrisis 

in the beginning of this age, the age of emergency, not only has capitalism almost succeeded in destroying all it set initially to destroy - the world itself, our security and our freedom - but in doing so it showed that social-democracy is a failed experiment. it showed that all compromise with the destructive god of capital is a loss. now our disaster demands of us no middle way, but the sweet promise of socdem's mildness still holds us in a tight grip.

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#anarchism fragment no. 1 

it's not that the state can't provide welfare/healthcare services efficiently, it's that the people can do it better (much much better, as colin ward showed us).

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really the most dangerous part of capitalism is the propaganda cause when we had communism here and something was bad people were like this is the fault of the system and now with capitalism if something is bad people are like "well it's just a personal failing of 80% of the population, the system itself works"

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“These stones were embedded into a river during droughts to mark the water level as a warning to future generations that they will have to endure famine-related hardships if the water sinks to this level again. One famous example in the Elbe river in Děčín, Czech Republic, has ‘Wenn du mich siehst, dann weine’ (lit. ‘If you see me, weep’) carved into it as a warning.”

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunger_s

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"I heard there are swords so sharp they cut the soul out of a body," the student said.
The swordmaster pondered this.
"That's what most swords are made for."
"While leaving the body intact!"
"Ah. That's not the sword, but the wielder. Some have done that. But only to themselves."
#MicroFiction #SmallStories #TootFic

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h3artbl33d 🐡 wrote the following post Thu, 11 Aug 2022 14:50:25 +0200 Meta/FB has developed a chatbot that spoke the cold, hard truth. Meta/FB exploit people for a profit (people farming as @aral calls it) - and the board including CEO Mark Sucker(berg) doesn't give a flying f*ck.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-62497674
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Der geschmiedete Himmel.

Himmelsscheibe von Nebra

Das heutige Aussehen der Himmelsscheibe ist das Ergebnis einer mehrfachen Umgestaltung. Die Herstellungs- und Benutzungsspuren, die verwendeten Materialien und die Anordnung der Bildelemente lassen eine deutliche Biographie erkennen. Fünf Phasen können wir unterscheiden.

#Archaeology

emuseum-himmelswege.de/fileadm

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The oracle - stony, pale, impassive - sat all alone except when addressing the selected few with vague answers to their worries.

I attended these drafty chambers, cleaning or bringing her daily meal.

I peppered her with small-talk or flirtations - a smile would flutter over her lips though it quickly melted away to a cool, placid mask.

"In the future, I will kiss you," she predicted one day, her cheeks rose tinted.

It was worth the wait.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

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The princess looked at the small pile of paper scraps.
"Your hoard?"
"My treasure."
"This says 'Yes'. This, 'I want to-'" The princess blushed. "What?"
"Consent," the dragon said. "Freely given."
"I expected... more."
"Some were withdrawn."
"That's not- That's allowed?"
"Always."
#MicroFiction #SmallStories #TootFic

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Good god

> The technology dates to the 1970s — though this particular machine was updated in the ’90s to make it Y2K-compliant. The company that once manufactured SCAMPS no longer exists; when the machine breaks down, an IRS employee fabricates replacement parts on-site. “Only one guy knows how to fix the thing,” says John Desselle, a mailroom department manager.

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