So there's been a lot of talk of a #rentStrike. This basically seems like a good idea.
I'd like to suggest, though, that the issue is larger. The basic principle underlying this idea is not just that rent shouldn't be a thing; the basic demand should be equal say in how things are run -- we should be equal partners in society.
Maybe your landlord is using the rent you pay in order to pay their own mortgage. Maybe we should offer to join them in a mortgage strike.
Or maybe they're using it to pay for their kid's college tuition -- do we need a tuition strike too?
Or is this really just a strike against the owners of society who always need to see a profit margin in everything they control, while having no obligation to actually make a contribution?
A rent strike attacks just one head of the serpent. We need to cut them all off at once.
Anything less leaves the oligarchs in charge, when all is said and done.
#PHP thought: If you use a trait in a class, are you a class-traiter?*
Bonus joke: if the parent classes don't like it, they may make a "final" declaration and cut off your inheritance.
(*This joke is probably obvious and and only 1% of PHP devs working with traits haven't already thought of it -- which is why 1% of PHP devs own 99% of the bad PHP jokes.)
covid-19: retail workers, petition
hey i work at target. we're not being paid extra or anything and we sell essential products so we're gonna be staying open as much as we can during the covid-19 outbreak.
there's a petition going around demanding hazard pay for the employees, it would mean a lot to me if you signed: http://chng.it/PdfhcPs9pL
covid19, not to spread fear but rather rage...
People are going to die
and that includes people in prisons. There are immunocompromised people in prison, there are diabetics in prisons, there are elderly people in prisons, there are pregnant people in prisons.
Every group that is outside and terrified of dying of covid19, those groups exist inside prisons and jails already. And prisons and jails are the BEST place for diseases to spread.
CLOSE THE GODDAMN PRISONS.
I'm both sympathetic towards and... bemused?... by people having a hard time with having to stay home. Our lives here at Hypertwin Manor are largely unchanged, and I'm absolutely fine with not going out as much for occasional social stuff. (I would be finding it *more* enjoyable if I didn't still have to go shopping. -.-)
I wonder how the people who are suffering from this would deal with being literally locked in with a nonverbal but physically fit and very active autistic child who will run out into the street in his underwear if all the doors and windows aren't physically locked and the keys hidden.
Now *that* was a lockdown.
covid-19, asking for help
I am officially out of income until this is over. I’m so sorry to ask but with the pandemic I can’t work or I’d be directly becoming a vector. I need help covering bills, food, and rent while we’re waiting this out. I’m going to try and volunteer at the hospital and do what I can do I’m not staying at home during this time, but volunteering is not going to help us eat or keep my car. Please help us.
They just called again, so it's time for another exciting edition of...
Hey babe -- if I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me FOR CHARITY?
begpost/ school closing
Hello all, I’m sure that everyone is aware of the COVID- 19 thing. My school has officially moved to online instruction, this means I won’t be able to work or pay bill for the month of March/April. If anyone is gracious enough to spare monetary assistance, I would be absolutely grateful. Anything and everything is appreciated. All I’m worried about right now is paying rent.
Hey babe, I lost my phone number -- can I borrow yours, FOR CHARITY?
(In general, I'm gonna try to post a new one of these every time these guys call... until I run out. You have been warned.)
Mediation is done.
The settlement requires the county police department to develop a training program for interacting with autistic individuals.
More updates (tomorrow?) once we decompress and recover spoons.
Eviction has been postponed, and as long as the county actually pays up, we will have housing for the rest of this year.
idk if y'all understand how incredible this seems to me, it's been...four years? since we could plan further ahead than a month or two.
Still a bit numb and dissociated, the reality of being able to pay our bills hasn't set in yet.
This wouldn't have been possible without your help, and the help of everyone who has supported, assisted, and encouraged us in the past years.
working on this $30 disability-friendly USB controller thing still and i have a bunch of layout concepts so far, but i really need some more input from folks who would get some use out of it to figure out what shapes are gonna help with what disabilities
if anyone is or knows someone who'd be into something like this, absolutely please so i can hopefully make something that helps a couple more people
mention of grocery meat
#softwareGripe When someone is searching for "turkey ham", DO NOT return items that have one word or the other but not both.
Better yet, provide a taxonomy to browse.
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