Me two hours ago: oh I have covid again. Maybe I’ll get some reading done.

Me now: what is words.

Very telling that the use of imagery from The Handmaids Tale regarding Roe is always the passive, hooded, red dress imagery.

How many people has June killed, often with her bare hands, at this point? How much militant activism has she taken part in? How many children has she smuggled out of Gilead?

But always, always, always, red dress, hood, meek acceptance

Posted this on the hellsite earlier, but still...

I’ve seen lots of people using gifs and pics of guillotines in response to SCOTUS and Dobbs. I understand the urge, I do, it’s short hand for Revolution, I’ve used it myself, but you really need to stop.

First of all, even during the Revolutionary period, and especially during the Terror, most of the victims were not from the Monarchist-Aristocracy. By far the largest group of victims were the poor, both urban and rural, murdered for non-existent thoughtcrimes.

Second of all, the Guillotine remained in use after the terror. It remained in use through Napoleon and the Bourbon restoration, which meant it remained in use while the French occupied most of Africa. They also brought it with them to SE Asia.

France’s colonies were much the same as the other colonial empires (maybe not quite as bad as Belgium) and the Guillotines were drenched in the blood of Africans and Asians who interfered in the extractive imperial project.

So, please, stop. The Guillotine represents the power of the state against those it deems its enemies. It doesn’t represent liberation, it represents the power of the imperialist against the occupied. It’s a tool of the capitalist, not a symbol of the masses.

uspol 

Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden **does not** agree with calls to expand SCOTUS, or eliminate the filibuster, throwing cold water on steps some liberal Democrats have called for in the wake of Dobbs..

Then what exactly is the point of voting for him, or for democrats at all? If you can’t do anything?

uspol, roe 

Looking over my emails from Democrats since the Dobbs judgement.

Its all "Give us money, vote in November" bullshit. The only ones, literally the only Dems with any cluette on a plan are the DSA.

"While establishment Democrats tell us that our rights will be safeguarded as long as we donate to and vote for their milquetoast candidates in the midterms, we know that will fall dangerously short."

protectabortion.org/

Finished a Ziggurat in !!!

This comes after a spell in pandemonium where I succeeded in getting 5 of the six runes. I ran to the exit portal as soon as I saw one, so this won't be a 15-rune run.

Might now brave the Hells, but am so happy to have come through Zig.

Scholz, Macron and Draghi are visiting Ukraine today, apparently:
theguardian.com/world/2022/jun

I kinda sorta wish Zelenskiy goes:

How about we go inspect the front line? Don't worry, we'll be protected by the heavy weapons and armored vehicles and air defenses you so generously sent Ukraine so far.

You know, it's our way of saying "thank you" for all your invaluable assistance.

No no, I do insist.

Saw a thread on t’hellsite the other day, quite popular.

It made the case that Conservatives have two modes. Mode 1 is “you can’t tell me what to do!” Mode 2 is “I can tell you what to do!” Any interference in either mode is a priori bad and to be resisted…

And, yeah, it’s nice to see that realisation. But (and I ain’t even a Marxist)…

Karl Marx LITERALLY WROTE ABOUT THAT! He wrote about it in Kapital. He wrote about it in 18 Brumaire. He describes the very thing you’re describing, in much the same terms and from the same perspective.

For fucks’ sakes, why are we having the same discussions 150 years later? Why is this new news to someone? To anyone? I fucking despair, I really fucking do.

Apple tracks you, even if you don't have Apple devices

iOS sends the MAC addresses of nearby devices, e.g. other handsets and the home gateway, to Apple together with their GPS location. Users have no opt out from this and currently there are few, if any, realistic options for preventing this data sharing.

scss.tcd.ie/doug.leith/apple_g

#privacy #iOS #apple #google #GAFAM

Reminder:-

Apple is a corporation. They exist to consolidate capital in the hands of their shareholders and their C-level executives.

They don't give a fuck about you. They don't give a fuck about privacy.
They operate slave-labour factories in China and elsewhere.

Did you know??

Mastodon offers particularly decent filtering. This allows you to ensure that toots containing certain words, for example "WWDC", can be hidden from your view, so you can continue about your business free from the headspace wreckage the terms can cause.

Have now learned of a thing called "LEMC", or Law Enforcement Motorcycle Clubs, Clubs "consisting of members who work with law enforcement and the military who are proud of their loyalty and brotherhood to their clubmembers, police, military, their families and supporters."

I can't even begin to start unpacking the craven bootlicking bullshit that load of bollocks represents.

Peddling blockchain technologies as the “solution” for “developing” countries is far from altruistic. Like we don't need systems that soak more power out of the ground by design or require heavier computing equipment. We need low-spec, low-effort systems that enable people. (jacky.wtf/2022/6/iDrY)

my "rainbow drones" video is officially complete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

here it is

youtu.be/I4Q60c93V2E

Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child you have stolen, for my will is as strong as yours and my kingdom as great. You have no power over me!

'lo lo...

Been playing more and more, absolutely loving it. Playing as a Gargoyle Earth Elem (and Fire as secondary); I've just finished clearing the top 3 levels of the spider nest, I've gotten a rune from the swamp, and I've _finally_ got some L9s in my library - Shatter, Fire Storm, Chain Lightning - and a L8 - Lehudib's Crystal Spear.

But.. I only have 9 XP points to invest, and I'm definitely at a wall in terms of what I can do now, so I need to pick one.

So, crawlers through soup, which one should I go for?

Boosts, obviously, hugely appreciated, as is any advices.

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