bloodrose

Reply to Friday Free Talk by vMU9

bloodrose wrote

Been a shit week at work but the new big release of Stardew Valley is out so I've been decompressing at night with that.

Went hiking a few weeks ago and realized something about oak leaves just makes me happy. I don't know if it is because I love fall or what, but those funky little leaves on the ground just makes me smile.

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bloodrose wrote

The majority of substantiated maltreatment charges in the child welfare system are for neglect, which typically means issues like lack of food, child care, or weather-appropriate clothing

weather-appropriate clothing

Well, I'm fucked. My little ice-child loves the cold and never wears weather-appropriate clothing.

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bloodrose wrote

The thing I find most enjoyable right now is crocheting things. I made myself a water-bottle holder and my kid a super-hero mask. It feels really nice to just make something instead of buying it.

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bloodrose wrote

The birthrate of my country has been slightly below replacement rate for the 40 years I have been alive. Where I live, however, is a place with a lot of people migrating to it. So, I've noticed more people but if I lived in, say, another state, I would not have noticed more people.

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Reply to comment by bloodrose in Friday Free Talk by alex

bloodrose wrote

Um, sure. Happy to. I can't tell you everything that goes on in the classroom because I'm not there. I mean, if I could be there, I could be teaching her myself. On September 11th, she came home with a booklet about "Patriot's Day" which was talking about the World Trade Center attacks. It was a black and white booklet that they had the kids color in and it told a story. My child asked me to read it to her and I replaced words and skipped things (because 5 is too damn young to learn about mass murder), but I don't know what the teacher talked about. May have talked about the USA then. Earlier this month, she brought home another such booklet that she had colored in. This time about Veterans day.

Last Friday, before the Thanksgiving break, they made these things where they had to write what they were thankful for. My daughter wrote: Friends, USA and TV. My initial inclination was that the things she had brought home earlier had brainwashed her into some scary patriotism.

Upon further reflection, however, I realize my kid doesn't do well remembering how to spell any of her sight words and is just now learning to write. Some of the other kids are taking language intensives to get better at reading and writing. It could be that USA is written somewhere on a wall in her classroom or even that because it is the actual letters, the "word" tells her how to spell it. Probably also why she wrote TV. Because that kid doesn't even like TV, lol.

I might be being paranoid. I hate school so much that it is hard for me not to be.

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Reply to comment by bloodrose in Friday Free Talk by alex

bloodrose wrote

The school taught her about Veteren's day and sent her home with something about "Patriot's Day" which is 9/11. She's only 5 so she's probably just writing what she thinks her teacher wants to read...or lol, something that she can actually write/spell (she only knows a few words).

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Reply to Friday Free Talk by alex

bloodrose wrote

Well, my fears have been realized. The school has brainwashed my child. On a list of things she was thankful for, she wrote the USA. :( We'd never even told her about countries. They've done this. Oh, how I wish I could home school her.

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bloodrose wrote

This is a quality question. Cheeks, I know you've done other successful projects and you've had projects get sabotaged by others. You will have other city officials trying to sabotage you here. Do you think you can still get done what you want to do with that happening?

If you do this, I'd love to hear how it turns out, btw.

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bloodrose wrote

Thank you, i love this. I have a hard time not falling asleep when I read. I learn so much more from conversations. And conversations here have taught me a lot. I like the idea of trying to talk more with each other. <3

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Reply to comment by bloodrose in Free Friday talk by mofongo

bloodrose wrote

I tend to not believe random stuff people say on the internet, surprisingly. I've asked for sources more than once and never got anything. Am I mean to just take someone's word for it?

I'm not sure which event you are referring to but in general when it comes to abuse of oppressed groups, I tend to believe those oppressed first. I also tend to trust the whisper network because you know what happens when you speak up? Shit. A lot of awful shit.

So while I disagree that LBC is shit because they publish someone who hasn't been accused in public, I would be very wary of said person who was accused through the whisper network still.

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Reply to comment by bloodrose in Free Friday talk by mofongo

bloodrose wrote

I read through this thread, went to get lunch, and came back to respond and stuff was gone. But I want to respond to clouds on the LBC stuff - so, if she's watching...

Clouds, I believed you when you told me about a horrid thing Patrick Bellamy did because Believe Women and Fuck Transphobes. I also would believe anything you told me about Aragorn for similar reasons. The whisper network is real and I believe it.

However, as a fellow filthy fucking primmie whose entire anarchist bookfaire budget nearly all winds up in the hands of LBC, I dislike the broad brush you're using here.

I'll agree primitivism has a masculinity problem which is why i like to fight 'em on reddit to try and get oppressive masc men to stop dirtying the waters. However, I don't think just being published by LBC makes you that type. Nor do I think reading shit published by LBC does, either.

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