I have been spending a lot of my time supporting and helping my friend who has reached a point, after almost 3yrs of bureaucracy, where our immigration have rejected her 2yo sons visa because the cost of his disability is a burden. This is despite the fact he will die if he goes home as they do not have the treatment he needs. We have a petition as part of the campaign for ministerial intervention. Would be so grateful if you could sign and share #savekayban
For years I've had a uniform: plain trousers and plaid shirts, occasionally livened up with a smart jacket. It works but I've been getting bored with it, and feeling that how normie it's looked since plaid came back into fashion has made the wrong people [un]comfortable around me. So I'm trying to branch out.
This is day 1. I was a little nervous, but got exactly three comments: all compliments from people who see me regularly enough to recognise the departure.
Nothing like back-to-back Taiji classes to get me back to level. And with that vantage point I see how melodramatic that last sentence looks. But it's not today in isolation so much as that commute as a microcosm of a broader feeling that in the past 5 years, as we've failed to address either gentrification or homelessness, Seattle has become a meaner place.
Today I rode my bike to work for the first time in a month or so. The hiatus was mostly for fun reasons like travel, but today reminded me of the other reason I'm cycling less these days: unless I can keep well out of rush hour, the ride home is no longer fun. I had two people pull dangerous shenanigans to get around me in the first few blocks, where I have to be extra careful because of the fucking streetcar tracks...
I still have a birbsite account for a couple of reasons, neither of which have me following a large number of people or checking it very often. But the less often I check, the more my timeline seems to be dominated by advertising when I do look in. All of which makes me less likely to come back tomorrow. I know very light users are worth little to them, but each time I look in I feel more like their desperation is blocking me from becoming a heavy user again.
It's rhododendron season in Seattle! #florespondence
@eldang Mozilla themselves let their cert run out, there's a hotfix if you turn on the "studies" feature in security settings
re: a brief history of christian atonement theory
it is common in our time to think of religion as something that you just accept for what it is. i'd like you to think about religious ideas as things that are constantly in contention and changing. it is a battleground of different ideas that exist not only in relation to its own systems of thought but also to other human realms - the political, the economical, the cultural, the ethical.
Any reason why all 6 add-ons I use in Firefox would have been disabled overnight? It's giving me a message about add-on signing ( https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-on-signing-in-firefox ) but I can't imagine that none of the authors of these would have kept up with new requirements, and it's a few weeks since the last browser update.
A spaceship landed. An alien emerged, ignored the gathering crowd, and placed a sign on the ground.
It said "Do not touch"
The alien returned to the spaceship, which took off. Inside it, shortly after, an alarm went off.
"They touched it," the alien said to another. "Pay up."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
This is GENIUS. 👏🏽
Brilliant use of cognitive framing as well as humor. And fighting gentrification in one fell swoop.
Someone is thinking creatively about white nationalist leaders active on the Atlanta property market.
"Posters Urge Atlanta Residents Not to Dump Trash on White Supremacists’ Properties"
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