I've joined this instance because I'm an ARPA member on the SDF. I also keep a few back-up identities on other instances too.
I'm curious about gopher, Mastodon, OSS, Linux, Emacs, Org-mode,
tabletop RPGs, philosophy, history, and programming. I'm known to
fiddle with Python on occasion.
If you want to chat, ping me!
question for folks with universal healthcare Show more
like, between friends and family, we have tens of thousands of dollars of medical debt. over a ten year period, we've been billed for hundreds of thousands. much of that was written off for lack of payment, or forgiven on the basis of malpractice. it's hard for me to imagine not having this weight on you, this financial pressure that seems to want you dead or at least starving, this... fear of seeking treatment because the cost may leave you sicker.
One of the very first things humans learn when they are born is to alert someone when they aren't okay. Then a bunch of people tell you not to and give you whole layers of shame about what you can need, when you can need it, and how you are allowed to ask, and who is allowed to ask, etc., etc.
Fuck all that. We literally exist to help each other or else we wouldn't keep hanging out with each other and figuring out new ways to connect.
Ask for help when you need it because it's fucking normal.
Ooh, hey. Today seems like a good day for a give-away! Boost this in the next 24 hours for a chance to win your choice of one of these three shirts.
food Show more
Pepsi & Cocacola do taste different, but I don't like either as a company, but enjoy both drinks in certain moods (though diet vanilla coke def goes with a lot of moods)...
I honestly wish someone would coopify those bastards.
Anybody with some video production skills looking for a part-time #job in NYC? The Laura Flanders show is hiring ($30-$45K salary): http://www.lauraflanders.org/associate_video_producer
In response to this -- https://email@example.com -- I can see your #hubzilla profile from here, @isaackuo, but I don't see that post.
Try replying to this?
original political meme - feel free to distribute: https://twitter.com/Woozalia/status/1055871861249241089
thought about student loans Show more
The *supposed* purpose of higher education is to teach people things they need to know in order to be productive citizens.
A more cynical view is that it's a means for the oligarchs to filter for compliant workers.
What if the *actual* purpose of higher education is to create a population of debtors who *must* remain employed in order to pay off their loans?
This would explain why student loans aren't dischargeable through bankruptcy.
Then why do men choose to be cowboys?
Pokémonning at the usual stop en route to Asheville
Someone on G+ shared this:
It's kind of the joinmastodon.com or joindiaspora.com of the Fediverse, from what I can tell, but maybe a bit more informative.
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