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subrosa wrote

If you all only knew how much the Rac(c)oon talk entered my irl conversations. Lol.

I wish anarchist outlets would have picked up on the antiwork thing. Not to overstate the importance (or the anarchist character of it), but it woulda been nice to have something interesting to sticky and talk about in that regard.

Listened to Zerzan's boring podcast for a bit. I like that he's been doing the "there it is, it's all civilization, domestication, mass society. Couldn't be any more clear, the crisis is deepening,.." thing, week after week, for decades now. It's not too interesting, but it makes me feel better when close to burning out from trying to 'improve' my analysis and critique at all fronts. Sometimes it's good to lean back and have the old man rant and snark about how the world is shit.

Hope you're all well.

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bloodrose wrote

When I first listened to his radio show, I had trouble hearing him because of how soft his voice was and I had to blast the volume. I was initially annoyed by the work I had to put into hearing him. Now, I find the calm, gentle voice talking about the evils of technology to be very soothing, like a warm sweater for my brain.

I absolutely love seeing the antiwork sentiment spread. It makes my heart feel so happy. I expect it to not last but I intend to enjoy it while is here. Bless all of the job-quitters. I live through them. <3

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lettuceLeafer wrote (edited )

Hey local oil company workers maybe don't litter buckets lined with crude oil into a freshwater stream on a wetland. I figured just littering a oil drum with bad oil so it seeps into the ground was bad enough 4 u.

Yeah I did know they do that shit B4 I bought the land..

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CameronNemo wrote

Sorry to hear about that. Good luck with your brown field 😿. There was a leak near the public ones near me somewhat recently. I probably should have gone for the training to clean up the crude. Apparently it is a toxic substance in that the vapors are harmful and it needs special handling. Probably just a liability barrier, but hope you stay safe nonetheless.

Wear NIOSH-approved respirators with the proper cartridges for the hazards in your work area (which may include organic vapor types) /as specified/ in your employer's Health and Safety Plan (HASP). Dust masks do not provide adequate protection against vapors, gases, and some toxic materials.

https://webwiser.nlm.nih.gov/substance?substanceId=447&catId=70

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annikastheory wrote

I tried falafel for the first time yesterday. Stuff is awesome. Finally pulled the plug and I ain't eating meat, have to work on going full vegan though.

My kid has been watching Gabby's dollhouse, which for a little kid show isn't bad. She's asked to watch the newest MLP movie several times but doesn't have the patience to finish the movie. So I am super familiar with the first third of that movie.

Person I was supposed to meet last weekend cancelled the day before, kind of a bummer. Having my dnd game tomorrow though so I am excited.

I don't go into detail but maybe CW on next paragraph. Kind of depressing anyway.



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I've been hearing some disturbing stories about the high schools in my area lately. One from a client at my work and two are news stories. Three terrible things in a month. At one there was some type of sexual assault by a student against another student. Another there was some super abelist cyber bullying against a kid with autism. In my town some kids filmed a black kid and yelled racial slurs, made threats, and tried to goad the kid into committing suicide. A bit discouraging really.

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bloodrose wrote

My local high schools have similar stories. The one I went to >25 years ago had similar stories. I dropped out of high school because I feared for my safety seriously enough that it was worth dropping out of school. High school is an absolute shit show. I sincerely hope that by the time my kid gets old enough for it, she decides she'd rather do some sort of self-directed learning online or at home.

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halfway_prince wrote

wooo falafel is great!! pretty easy to make at home for cheap as well (if you have time to roll&fry).

pretty fucked highschool stuff going on, but honestly seems pretty run-of-the-mill from what i remember of highschool where i'm from. Not that it's okay, just that i'm not super shocked to hear unfortunately :/ Honestly i've just kinda resigned myself to the fact that teenage hormones and the process socialization is inherently a pretty traumatic time. I just hope kids get through with as little trauma as possible

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annikastheory wrote

Yeah a fun thing about trying to be vegan is I am coming across some new foods. Falafel is fantastic and I kind of want to make it just so I can get other people to eat it.

Yeah sometimes I don't like having my eyes opened to things. I don't think highschool was that bad when I went but then maybe I just wasn't aware of everything going on either.

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halfway_prince wrote

ya i mean, i would imagine it's especially hard to reckon with given you have a kid who will at some point be going through that :/

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annikastheory wrote

Some updates on the school in my town. Apparently (even though the kid is black) some native kids who live in the area are receiving threats because they are assumed to be related to the girl that was harassed in the original video.

The high schoolers did a walk out because the kids involved faced no repercussions. They also did a gofundme for the girl that was harassed and raised a rather large amount of money. The high schoolers are apparently planning to attend a school board meeting on monday to see some repercussions for the video. They plan to continue protests until something is done.

So that balances some of shitiness that happened I guess (although the students are protesting because they say there is an ongoing racism issue so there is that)

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

It's always a bit strange to me when watching americans fight for higher wages how I have a job that makes less than minimum wage in the US but is a decent salary here.

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_caspar_ wrote

apparently inflation in the u.s. is as high as its been since the 60s, but minimum wages barely budge decade to decade. the minimum wage would have been about $25 an hour or so (in today's dollar) in 1965. found a website that approximated that figure a few years back, probably higher now.

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Kinshavo wrote

I had a similar perception, but since I immigrated to the north I found that the cost of life here is baffling.

Paying rent is what make me mad the most, but remember how cheap veggies used to be makes me wanting to go back

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RadicalConstructivist wrote

ah yes, friday. The day I have 3 deadlines for things I've left to the last minute. Fun times

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lettuceLeafer wrote

I've been slacking on my digging. I should have been done by now but I'm only live 40% done. Ugh

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ziq OP wrote

digging never ends. i've been digging for 10 years in the same spot

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mindforgedmanacles wrote

Currently at an open mic and am the only friendless person in the room. The alcohol is the only thing that allows me to stay here

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Vulgar_Soda wrote

My brother just told me I complain too much. So, I've decided to focus on happy things ^-^

  1. Discovered me and the puppy both enjoy kicking soccer balls around. I was laughing today, running around in wet grass.

  2. My family is being more supportive of my veganism by eating less animal products. We eat most of our meals together, so there was tension when I would opt out. I consider this a win, for both delicious animals and my family's health.

  3. I reached out to a local food not bombs. If I hear nothing back, I'll look into doing something myself. What's the point of living if I'm not helping people out in some way?

  4. My virtual mall is now level 32. Be amazed. Yay video games!

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ziq OP wrote

a beggar chased me down and accused me of not caring about their kids getting milk to drink because i didn't have cash

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lettuceLeafer wrote (edited )

That's pretty egregious and seems like a shit way to get u to give them money.

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mofongo wrote (edited )

After 6 weeks of slowing numbers while WFH, I decided to return to the office before being made to (on the assumption that I'd have more leverage to continue WFH if I go back 'voluntarily' [it did look good on me on the meeting with the bosses]).

So the team does great, going up almost 10 percentage points to almost reaching the goal. Which means less stressed and no more nightmares about work. Sadly, I dislike the implication that i need to be in the office for things to go well when the majority of the group I manage is WFH.


I've been taking about my job too much lately. First, because I'm tired of it. Second, because there's nothing else going on in my life. Lots of accumulated stress with nothing to let go. I let it go with videogames, but I can't play most game to prevent normalizing violence to the kids this soon. Plus, whenever they see me with a controller/handheld they immediately want it and it starts a three-way fight. When left alone to play, they cause chaos somewhere else and I need to stop everything to bring back.

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