My most passionate advocate is the voice in my head while flossing
"You've got this! You're doing preventative healthcare! Just imagine all the cavities you're preventing! Just imagine what you are doing in the rest of your life too. Think of all the things you are working for, think of your goals, you want healthy teeth when you reach them don't you? You can see colors better when you floss."
Heads-up : "Signal, a popular encrypted messaging app, has recently patched a flaw that left Android users’ audio calls vulnerable to bad actors. Basically, the bug would’ve let someone answer calls for you—and it could all happen without you even knowing." https://twitter.com/Gizmodo/status/1181258099988078593
All you need to grow your own vitamin-packed sprouts at home is a jar or plastic cup, preferably clear, and a cloth to cover it, and some way to keep the cloth fastened on, like a rubber band or hairtie.
Do you have those things? Want to try growing sprouts? DM me an address and next Monday I'll post you an envelope containing heirloom-y, non-GMO, open-source seeds that you can use to try it out, at no cost to you.
(Offer valid for the first, say... 60 respondents.)
kickstarter boldly declares "fuck you" to union organizers
> It says, in essence: drop dead. We do not care what you think. We do not want a union and we are going to try to stop one from forming. We will fire union organizers if we want to, and if they complain to the National Labor Relations Board, they will be facing our lawyers.
In my experience, the odd thing about cages (of the mind and heart) is that while we're reaching out and hoping someone will save us — the door cannot be opened from the outside. We're afraid to push from the inside, having convinced ourselves the key has been thrown away - when it was never even locked in the first place.
Along similar lines to my documentation gripes, let's all remember that every thing we personally consider "common sense" is something we learned, either implicitly or explicitly, at some point in our life.
It's common as in a shared something, not common as in a thing everyone has.
So, share it rather than denigrating those without it.
“Feeling anxious? Got lucky last night? Having some health issues? Tell Maya and they’ll let Facebook and others know (oh, and they’ll share your diary too!)”— Privacy International
so its not surprising to me that MSM is like "yeah there's nothing we can do. we're fucked"
somewhere in the subtext I hear "we as beneficiaries of colonialism and racial capitalism don't posses the knowledge to fix this"
"the people who do possess the knowledge to fix this we've effectively killed, criminalized, and marginalized"
"On Friday, General Motors summarily fired five workers at its Silao Complex in Mexico because they have resisted company efforts to increase production at the plant in order to undermine the strike by 47,000 GM workers in the United States. The victimization took place shortly after workers issued a public call to unite GM workers on both sides of the border."
GM fires Mexican workers for aiding US strikers and calling for cross-border fight against automaker
@blkstarseed i mean when we talk about environmental resistance, and lets center usa for now, how we are not centering Indigenous and AfAm folx who have a deep relationship with that land?
How are we not centering Caribbean folx, both Afro & Indigenous in terms of climate change, land use, tools of resilience bc of racism & poverty?
Lastly, ppl who have been forced to be resourceful in poverty in these places due to settler colonialism & WS are kept out of the discourse bc BLACK/BROWN
"If you don't keep in your place, you'll put the entire community in danger" is a common talking point for bootlickers, emphasizing the potential cost of an action when it comes to fighting our oppressors. It neglects the fact that there's a cost to inaction too - the status quo is *not* okay, people are hurt and killed *daily* as we speak, so if you're against an action on the ground that there's a cost to it, you have to admit that there's a cost to keeping in your place as well, otherwise you're just a fucking hypocrite. It's fine if you wanna stay out of the fight, but in that case the least you can do is *shut the fuck up and get the hell out of the way*; if you can't even do that, if you're resolute in stopping your own community from fighting their oppressors, then you're not staying out of the fight at all, you're very much in the fight...as a corroborator of the oppressors, and should be treated like the class traitor that you are.
climate catastrophe, pol
If this doesn’t capture the scale of the climate catastrophe and the fact that elected politicians are not addressing it adequately, I don’t know what would.
affirmation, internalized classism/ableism/&c. in parents judging children (boost with CW)
a lot of parents are never going to be able to acknowledge nontraditonal forms of success because they're too busy keeping track of how far their kids are falling behind in terms of conventional success and that really sucks for them.
if you're compassionate? if you're kind? if you start from the intention to create more good in the world and help fight to stop the evil in it? if you give according to your need to people who need it? who cares if you went to college or have an Important Job or are Living Up To Your Potential
Good morning this isn’t exactly new but please sign this petition to free Capt. Pia Klemp who faces 20+ yrs in prison for rescuing 1000+ migrants at risk of drowning at sea while crossing the Mediterranean. https://www.change.org/p/stop-the-prosecution-of-those-who-are-saving-lives-in-the-mediterranean-sea-freepia
Freedom alone was never enough. For freedom to be worth anything you have to care about people, understand their experiences, know the limits of your own perspective. You have to understand the ways in which people are vulnerable where you are not.
Freedom that doesn't care about other people is simply Ego.
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