"That really boosts my toot!" "I'll boost that toot!"
the unfathomable amount of gay energy behind this site is almost scary, i've always thought of myself as a moderately left-leaning cishet but then i spend barely more than a month here and next thing i know i'm what appears to be an anarcho-communist nonbinary catgirl who dreams of doing cybercrime and burning down cop cars
Community center fundraising
A community center in nearby Worcester, MA is basically living out the plot of an 80s movie - their landlord is selling and has given them 2 weeks to raise $1 million to buy it themselves.
One more push: We're trying to rescue a floor loom from NY and deliver it to an anarchist collective in NC that will use it to clothe themselves and the homeless in the area. If you've got stimulus money looking for a cause, please consider this one. https://www.gofundme.com/f/loom-rescue-for-coop
please use scihub all the time thanks https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1372880014744637440
asking for money help, boosts needed
i need about $50 for groceries, and $60-ish for medical weed
i didn't get the second or third stimulus, and i'm pretty sure it's because my abusive parents claimed me as a dependent again to fuck me over
i've been trying to find a job video editing or something, i can't work anywhere facing the public because i have asthma and if i catch covid i'll die excruciatingly
thank you so much for saving my life multiple times and continuing to keep me alive, fediverse!!!
MECFS & the PACE trial
If you have MECFS or know someone with it, then you maybe have heard of the UK PACE Trial (2011). So if you've ever wondered what this was all about, this is an great summary:
Key points for TL;DR:
1. It's based on the faulty hypothesis that #MECFS is a psychological illness - i.e. it's all in our heads.
2. The principal investigators in the trial, all have or had connections both to the Department for Work and Pensions & to insurance companies.
3. The trial decided (confirmation bias) at the outset that CBT (cognitive behavioral theory) & GET (Graded Exercise Therapy) would cure people of MECFS.
4. Trial protocols were changed half-way through the process (because it was looking like the results weren't matching what they believed).
5. Access to raw data was blocked for 5 years (coz cover-up), & it was only a court order that made them finally release the data.
6. Once raw data was finally available, researchers found so-called recovery via CBT/GET all but disappeared.
7. Only in 2021, did NICE (National Institute Clinical Excel.) finally remove CBT/GET from it's recommendations.
Countless 1000's of patients health was harmed thanks to this trial, & it all but stopped proper research into MECFS.
mutual aid request
If you're able, I'd be most grateful for contributions toward food, HRT, and internet access.
Happily, at least the jobhunt is livelier this month than in February.
This is a long shot, but I want to put the power of social media and federation to the test.
My son wants to become a commercial airline pilot when he’s grown up. It would be awesome if we could find a commercial pilot in the fediverse that we can follow and ask questions of.
If everyone who reads this could boost it, it would be much appreciated and it would mean the world to my son if he could get in touch with a real-life commercial pilot! ✈️
looking for software development work
Hey, I am looking for software developer work. I am familiar with C, C++, Java, and many other languages, but I learn quickly, and can probably learn the language you use.
I'm fairly experienced in modeling relational databases, working with Qt, Sqlite, Postgres, and SQL Server, SDL, and SFML. My specialty is Linux but I can target just about any POSIX-compliant platform, or Windows, and I aim to write portable code.
I've worked on Plume, a Fediverse blogging platform, Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead, a roguelike game, sqlite_modern_cpp(a c++ abstraction wrapper for sqlite), MuaLu(A lua based muck engine), and more.
I've dabbled in assembly and lower level coding, and would not be adverse to picking it up to work.
I am based in the US, specifically Tulsa.
I am available for contract work or remote work, though I am currently caring for someone who is disabled so I have to be remote, or at least have minimal office days.
You can get in touch with me via DM or through email through VioletWhite@espeon.social
hey y'all! my friend scar from high school is a single mother with two sons
this morning she was served papers by a hospital
her and her oldest son (7) had to go to the ER in 2017, the hospital is suing her for over $300,
four years later, for the unpaid visit
she is using part of her stimulus to pay the fees, but id love to help her pay the fees since every cent of the stimulus should be used to support her sons
please donate or boost: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ZEVDAWCSF2VZS
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