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UBI needs to happen. via antiwork
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i truly cannot comprehend couples that have vastly different political beliefs like it doesn't matter. our political beliefs are a balm that have helped keep my partner and i together for 13 years.
and i don't mean that on a surface level. i don't mean that because we vote for the same people, that resolves anything between us. but political beliefs are beliefs about the world, and people, and how we should treat each other, and how can that NOT factor into your personal relationships?
our belief that people deserve respect and autonomy means that we respect each other and encourage the other's autonomy. our belief in the abolition of police and prisons means that we don't punish each other for messing up, and we often use the tools we've learned in deescalation trainings during disagreements. our belief in disability justice means we make space for each other's limitations and boundaries. like. it's all connected. the personal is political, but the political is also inherently personal.
anyway. rip to "apolitical" people and all those in mixed-politic relationships but i could literally never.
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elicatkin · 11 hours
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I know I'm preaching to the choir but like. You know you can wear masks for other sicknesses. Not just covid. If you have the flu or a cold or a stomach bug you can still wear a mask to help prevent the spread of it to others if you insist on going out! I just think it's the polite thing to do
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Scotland stole a memorial pole from the Nisga’a Nation - but it’s now being returned which is good. Hopefully the first of many stolen things.
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“Hopefully, anyone who saw a woman riding a screaming mermaid in a wheelchair down Leavenworth at a quarter to five in the morning would just think they'd had too much to drink.” -Seanan McGuire, One Salt Sea
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The median artery is an artery that is occasionally found in humans and other animals. [1] It is present in 35% of individuals born in the late 20th century. [2]
occasionally I'm reminded that biology just sucks to think about
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elicatkin · 17 hours
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pratchett will write an entire book about the grim reaper pretending to be santa claus while the grim reaper’s granddaughter goes about hunting down the dumbass who decided to kill santa, and then right when you think you’re done and the oddly pointed shenanigans are winding down he hits you with “humans need fantasy to be human. to be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape,” and knocks you into next wednesday
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one of my favorite things about Sam Vimes’s character arc is that it’s literally your classic “gruff cop with ideals gets worn down by reality, descends into cynicism and booze” journey in reverse. 
I mean, it happens the normal way around the first time, but we don’t really see the first time- in Sam’s first introduction, he’s literally lying in a gutter. He’s already been chewed up and spat out, already seen the ugliness of the world and bent beneath it.
And then every book from there on out has him getting back up. It’s not a straightforward road, but he takes it anyways, and sure, he’s still cynical and still worn down, but he’s still got his ideals (though I’m not sure he’d like to call them ideals- maybe standards would do) and he cleans himself up and bit by bit, he works on cleaning up the world around him, too. He gets a family. He learns to accept others more openly than he had before. He still sees the ugliness in the world, but he confronts it instead of accepting it as just the way things are. Because there’s a way things should be, and he cares about it.
Sam Vimes, gruff cop with standards, ascends from cynicism and booze, starts wearing down on reality.
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I've never heard of prism glasses. Are those specifically for light sensitivity, or is it something else (like it happens to be the frame type)
My wife has EDS and pots, chronic migraines and vertigo with nausea and the migraines and vertigo have all gotten worse lately, to the point I dont think its just her right side vestibular deficiency. I think she might be light sensitive to..
I'm sorry to hear your wife is dealing with all of that. Most people with migraines are light-sensitive to some degree, even if only during active attacks.
And prism glasses have extra lenses infused into the main prescription lens to correct misalignments in the eye. They basically trick the wonky eye into seeing things in the correct place. Apparently, both my eyes are wonky (look up binocular vision disorder as a starting point), so the new prism lenses are going to help correct that.
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Retweets very much appreciated folks💙
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I love it when anons/guests find my works and kudo/leave reviews, but given the new revelation that Elon Musk is using bots to mine AO3 fanfiction for a writing AI without writer's permission, my works are now archive-locked and only available for people with an AO3 account.
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