annikastheory

annikastheory wrote (edited )

Here is one example. Really the entirety of this section (A.2.9) is a good example but one paragraph suffices.

So, in an anarchist society associations would be run by mass assemblies of all involved, based upon extensive discussion, debate and co-operative conflict between equals, with purely administrative tasks being handled by elected committees. These committees would be made up of mandated, recallable and temporary delegates who carry out their tasks under the watchful eyes of the assembly which elected them. Thus in an anarchist society, “we’ll look after our affairs ourselves and decide what to do about them. And when, to put our ideas into action, there is a need to put someone in charge of a project, we’ll tell them to do [it] in such and such a way and no other … nothing would be done without our decision. So our delegates, instead of people being individuals whom we’ve given the right to order us about, would be people … [with] no authority, only the duty to carry out what everyone involved wanted.” [Errico Malatesta, Fra Contadini, p. 34] If the delegates act against their mandate or try to extend their influence or work beyond that already decided by the assembly (i.e. if they start to make policy decisions), they can be instantly recalled and their decisions abolished. In this way, the organisation remains in the hands of the union of individuals who created it.

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annikastheory wrote

There is a single sentence in the beginning of it which tells a little. But I agree that having a section at some point titled "Why another Anarchist FAQ?" could be helpful.

This is an ongoing project to create a better anarchist FAQ that isn't bogged down by long-winded odes to majoritarianism, workerism and other authority.

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annikastheory wrote

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we are trying to destroy Civilization, not refund it

Wait, are you telling me I could have just returned it to the store and got my money back?

Any idea on the return policy? My Civilization is looking a little worn.

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annikastheory OP wrote

I ain't going into much more detail than I do in this comment. But the incessant calls were bothering me more than I realized. And to put this as vaguely as possible. There is also a second running issue that has been going on for a few years now. The type of issue that occasionally spills over into my life and becomes my issue to deal with too. and I had to deal with it again today and the combo of those two things has just pushed me over the edge.

I think this may be the second angriest I have been in my life.

I have restraint enough to not call my mom and scream at her (Though I really really want to). But I think I have to set some super strict boundaries and give her an ultimatum. Given that I don't think she will go along with my boundaries I think it is very likely I am going to cut her out of my life for a number of years.

Parents suck, I should have been raised by wolves.

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annikastheory OP wrote

Well in the US, at least in my experience, most of the more violent bits of Brothers Grimm get edited out. The story of little red riding hood I was told when I was a kid, for example, the wolf locks grandma in the closet. The wolf attempts to eat little red riding hood but then the huntsman chases him off. So neither the grandma or little red get eaten and the wolf doesn't die.

Yeah those are fun stories I am not cruel enough to actually read them to my kiddo (maybe when she's older sure (if she knows what she is getting into and is down for it) but she's 3 now so.)

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annikastheory wrote

I thought real hard about a commune for awhile. But the main reason I would drop out is to work less and only do the strictly necessary work and a commune is nothing but working so others benefit (which is no different than what I am already doing).

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annikastheory wrote (edited )

The way my delve has been going into folk punk. I might want to be in a folk punk band 😳.

I am also sick of suburban life and being surrounded by stuff and paying bills. So taking the family in a van or RV is tempting.

edit: lol imagine being a family man living in a van driving your elementary age kids to your folk punk shows.

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annikastheory wrote

We took the kiddo out for her birthday and she had lots of fun, we have a birthday party this weekend.

Wife and I sat down and worked somethings out ... we've been off for awhile. She also said that when the kids get a bit older (she said maybe 3-5 yrs from now) that she actually would be down to just sell everything and move into an RV or van. Which is something I've wanted for awhile and I've talked with her about many times and she REALLY didn't want so that was a surprising change.

Thanks to one of your comments to someone else I checked out Wingnut Dishwasher's Union and I am getting into folk punk for the first time.

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annikastheory wrote

I did a quick google to see if I could find a story about cops shutting down a kids lemonaid stand and the first three results were three different stories of the same thing happening. and those articles led me to three additional stories.

But also this reminds me of the running gag in Avatar.

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annikastheory OP wrote (edited )

Super click-bait title. Settlement website here https://navientagsettlement.com/Common-Questions

Gist is this:

Qualifying federal loan borrowers who were residents of one of the following states or had an address with a military postal code as of January 2017 will be issued a check in the amount of approximately $260. The restitution-participating states are: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, VA, WA, and WI.

Certain private loan borrowers will receive a notice from Navient that their qualifying private loan has been cancelled, and that the credit bureaus will be alerted to remove the loan’s tradeline. (A tradeline is information about a consumer account that is sent to credit bureaus. Tradelines contain data such as the account balance, payment history, and the status of the account, e.g., current, past due, or charged-off). To qualify, the borrower’s mailing address on file with Navient as of June 30, 2021, must be within one of the restitution-participating states listed above, Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, West Virginia, or associated with a military address postal code.

The private loan debt relief will primarily go to borrowers who took out private subprime student loans (made to borrowers with low credit scores) through Navient’s predecessor, Sallie Mae, between 2002 and 2014, and then had more than seven consecutive months of delinquent payments prior to June 30, 2021.

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