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L'isola che c'è
Starts:  Saturday September 18, 2021 @ 2:00 AM
Finishes:  Sunday September 19, 2021 @ 1:00 PM
“L’isola che c’è”, c’è! Dopo un anno di sospensione causa pandemia, la Fiera delle Economie Solidali
ritorna sabato 18 e domenica 19 settembre 2021 a Villa Guardia (CO) per proporre al territorio un momento più che mai importante di attivismo sociale, condivisione, scambio relazionale e commerciale, svago e benessere.
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Fabio might attend.
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Hackmeeting _0x18 3-5 Settembre 2021
Starts:  Friday September 03, 2021 @ 9:00 AM
Finishes:  Sunday September 05, 2021 @ 7:00 AM
Dal 3 al 5 settembre si svolgerà l'incontro annuale l’incontro annuale delle controculture digitali italiane.

L’hackmeeting è l’incontro di quelle comunità che si pongono in maniera critica rispetto ai meccanismi di sviluppo delle tecnologie all’interno della nostra società. Ma non solo, molto di più. Lo sussuriamo nel tuo orecchio e soltanto nel tuo, non devi dirlo a nessuno: l’hackit è solo per veri hackers, ovvero per chi vuole gestirsi la vita come preferisce e sa s/battersi per farlo. Anche se non ha mai visto un computer in vita sua.

Tre giorni di seminari, giochi, dibattiti, scambi di idee e apprendimento collettivo, per analizzare assieme le tecnologie che utilizziamo quotidianamente, come cambiano e che stravolgimenti inducono sulle nostre vite reali e virtuali, quale ruolo possiamo rivestire nell’indirizzare questo cambiamento per liberarlo dal controllo di chi vuole monopolizzarne lo sviluppo, sgretolando i tessuti sociali e relegandoci in spazi virtuali sempre più stretti.

L’evento è totalmente autogestito: non ci sono organizzatori e fruitori, ma solo partecipanti.
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Praxis Guitars
So @Alien (A23P) you had me at #Guitar.



Praxis Guitars – Custom Musical Instruments

Praxis Makes Perfect

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Custom Musical Instruments

Michael Rupp to Atheists in the open via wall-to-wall:
It's Atheist Day!
Don't forget to celebrate by revealing your disbelief with somebody.

!Atheists in the open
Categories: atheism [Remove]
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Michael Rupp
@Hypolite Petovan since you are to my knowledge one of the most insider people of the Friendica system, I thought posting this to you wouldn't be a bother.

I don't know if this is already on the Friendica to-do list, but at about 9:21 or so in @Anubis2814 's video below, he said something about automated account migration.

It sounds really cool to me but its just a stub idea. Imagine something like rank-choice-voting where a user picks a next of kin server to go to if the operator of the one they are on wants to shutter the operation. Admin clicks a migration button and users with a predefined next-of-kin server choice get moved. It's a fun idea.
Hypolite Petovan
Hi Michael, it’s an attractive idea on its face, but a single user account can weigh several hundreds of megabytes between posts and pictures, so an automated migration could quickly overwhelm both the source server and destination server(s). The accounts may also include unused ones or reshare bots that shouldn’t be moved automatically either.

In my opinion the best solution still is to trust each individual users with moving their account and admins to give their active users enough time to do so.
Anubis2814
Yeah its too bad the instances can't be set up to be backed up on redundant instances, similar to how big tech companies do it. Perhaps people who can't run an instance themselves could be a slower repository just for storage backup. If someone's drive craps out like mine did once, all our data is kaput, which is why I'm not going to even think about running an instance til I am sure there is nothing stopping me from keeping it up for good,, and I have enough storage for a backup drive in case one dies.. Also I've had like my peertube account just collapse on me which is really frustrating as the user just decided without telling anyone they lost interest or something and converted their instance to a personal one. a redundant backup in case of say health crisis of the person running the instance would allow people to migrate their data, even if it was slowly, from the backup system(s).
Michael Rupp
Here's what I think is the original source of the investigation into this particular #RealEstate #Graft by #Putin:
A #Russian to #English translator seems to work pretty well if you don't want to read it as is.
Michael Rupp
Kremlin’s spokesman is still dodging questions about ‘Putin’s Palace’
It's about time some in-depth reporting is being done by somebody about the #Graft & #Hypocrisy that rolls out of the #Putin based international criminal #Syndicate. Thanks #Meduza!
Michael Rupp
An #English version of the full-length #Documentary on YouTube:

Michael Rupp
A #Russian version of the #Documentary on YouTUBE:

Michael Rupp
I'm testing that Ground.News app
I'm never 100% sure of anything, but I think I'm underrating the importance of this new service when I call it wildly important and vital to the future of society at this troubled time for humanity on the Earth.
Spoiler alert: It was created by a NASA engineer/scientist with the intent of not introducing any bias to the news.


It's called "Ground.News" (that's their main website URL too). It's an app for most smartphones, and also a web service.

You can just put in a news story and it gives you an aggregated collection of what all the news sources are saying about a story. Last night I started a free trial of their premium service ($0.99/month) but I'm pretty sure I'll pay them for this.

Last night while dinking around on their site I went into the Politics section. Somehow down the list, this one caught my eye. Netflix already erroneously suggested I watch this movie a few days ago or more. It's just not something I want to spend my time on. That was my prejudged (not prejudiced) opinion, which in hindsight was correct. Seeing this histrionic reporting of comments by #GOP elected officials, including #CancelCulture calls which they say they're against, and considering the weight of the number of right-leaning news sources talking about it made me want to form an opinion about it first.

'Cuties' is a movie out of France, but through the magic of computers, I could play the English version of it so I didn't have to read the whole movie. It's a coming of age type story along with also being a hero's journey for a girl going through the changes of the edge of adulthood. It's artfully done, not a big-budget production, uplifting (depending on how a viewer was cultured), and takes the viewer on a normal healthy moral struggle with a great resolution at the end. It has a slight thread of empowerment of women in it but it's as thin as silk. Mostly its a struggle of girls against girls, girls against women, and a girl against herself.

I think if any reasonable person watches this, they will find the news stories about it making you think the Senators have gone out of their minds. Since most people are rational including members of Congress, it leads me to think it's just a capricious selection of a "villain" that they can rail against in an election year in a Machiavellian way.

Oddly the story is also being run by #Russian #news #sources.

The gist is they are trying to claim it's criminal sexual exploitation of minors. It's not much different from the crap Disney cranks out for late daytime after-school viewing. They do broach the topics of oversexualizing dance moves and costumes for early teens, but they do it to show it's not acceptable and leads to non-wholesome feelings for oneself.

Most of the stories are doing what I call "big-cat" by fluffing up their fur when frightened. They are claiming "widespread criticism" of a film that would likely be hardly known to exist if they didn't pick it to stand on fictional high ground. I wonder if their readers will avoid seeing the film because they think it will expose themselves to empowering the exploitation or make them see un-holy things.

Fake news seems to be the new crack-cocaine. I don't think we're going to build any rehabs for that. We certainly can't police it, because of the first amendment and all. Hopefully, we can grow some cultural immunity to it though. I think a service like this Ground.News is a good #Penicillin.
#groundnews
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Leonard Rose Reich
This alone has made my foray into Friendica worthwhile. What a simple, brilliant idea.
Leonard Rose Reich
This alone has made my foray into Friendica worthwhile. What a simple, brilliant idea.
Michael Rupp
If you see something, say something. (Official USA Anti-Terrorism Policy)...
{aside} So, I discovered that #Letterkenny is a great show this holiday season...

... In other news, I noticed after taking a deeper dive into a #RevealNews #Podcast that I see a pattern, so I'm saying something. A partisan news company tells a bunch of incendiary lies about one group in order to marginalize another group, and it ends with a lot of Black people dying.

The linked page for #Reveal is referring to the only successful American Coup d’Etat which happened in Wilmington, NC and just happened to include a massacre of black citizens. It's the same playbook as the recent Trump-led coup. While I was researching that one I was led to another; The Opelousas, LA Massacre & War On Reconstruction.

You can't swing a cat by its tail in American history without hitting a White Supremacist genocide.
Michael Rupp
Yep, the Police can be very brutal in the USA 🇺🇸
More people than nobody do need to see it to believe it—#Pics or it didn't happen. 🙄

#PoliceBrutality is #Systemic and #Endemic. When I'm in a more doubtful mood I think of it as a confluence of random events and human nature—Stanford Prison Experiment—that get us to a point that we're at right now, but when I'm more confident I see it as a #mindfully #programmed part of the #system of #Capitalism by the #Wealthy #Oligarchs like #Koch Bros. designed specifically to keep the people in powerin power.

No matter what the driving force is behind our #InstitutionalRacism and #Police #Brutality, it exists.

Seeing-as-how a couple days ago a down-to-Earth but established star like Anna Kendrick has started #Tweeting about it, maybe you can pass it on to your #JoeThePlumber type relatives before #FauxNews starts slandering her as an #Atheist #Lesbian #BabyEater, or the #qAnon / #MAGA types try to murder her.

I mean. They couldn’t stop themselves from blatantly escalating things. Even for a few days, even cynically, even for the optics.


Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) May 31, 2020
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Tessa Byrd
There are always folks who deny, justify, and excuse brutality though. Pictures and video recordings have traditionally been ignored. I say traditionally because law enforcement has been murdering unarmed cooperating Black men & women for AT LEAST a decade...
Digit
oh it's enough to laugh/cry. that understatement. at least a decade. yeah. just a bit. 🙁
Michael Rupp
Sorry Nations of the Earth, America fucked it all up, you're in grave danger now.
Typically I post a full microblog in the IP, but this time I'll reply to my own IP to add supporting info.

We are all in deep existential trouble. That's my conclusion based on the state of the world as I can know it as an ordinary single human being. I think we are all just as #Fucked as the world was prior to #Kristallnacht and this time it's #American #Capitalism that will be attempting to destroy the world so that under a quarter of its inhabitants can get what they want. Looking at you GAB types.

I'm not big on #Conspiracies. For example, as a former US Marine, I know you don't get out of boot-camp unless you can make the shots that Oswald took at Kenedy, so fuck your "Grassy Knoll" beliefs. And the Earth is definitely not flat. I'm never more than 100%-dx% sure of anything, so I'm always ready to be convinced that I'm wrong. Right now I'm convinced that a confluence of events has coincided in a way that it may be unstoppable, and it will alter the nature of all cultures on Earth.

  • The USA has fuckloads of weapons and an excessive desire to use them.
  • The USA has a minority subset of people controlling nearly all the power in the country and the citizens who privately own guns specifically to protect against a dictatorship, favor the dictatorship that is forming here.
  • The people with power also control the lines of thinking of a majority of Christian religions in the USA and have built them up to a fever pitch of pent up rage and righteous indignation that they will on command overwhelm the rest of the rational thinking Americans.
  • The Bullshit Strongman Leader type has propagated all over the globe into most of the powerful nations on the planet.
  • The USA became the unrivaled world leader from a second rate country because it sat out the world wars as much as it could and kept the fighting away from its oligarchs' factories. It seems like Putin could pull off a similar Judo move by instigating a World War and waiting it out all the while saying, "did I do that?"
  • The people in power in the USA that are the problem may actually believe that they are "Chosen by God" and that means they have no boundaries of ethics or morals because they are God and whatever they do is good by definition. This insidious culture may have been exported to all other countries from the USA and some of the other countries imported it either in a Machiavellian way or because they are True Believers; the latter is more dangerous.
  • During world wide chaos is the ideal time to make a move for power, just like rival mobsters would make a move on the other's turf if the other's top guy was hospitalized.

I strongly believe You (the non-USA world) will be under attack from about half of Us (the USA world) despite protestations from the other half of Us. You all better get ready for it now.
#Afghanistan #Albania #Algeria #Andorra #Angola #Antigua #Barbuda #Argentina #Armenia #Australia #Austria #Azerbaijan #Bahamas #Bahrain #Bangladesh #Barbados #Belarus #Belgium #Belize #Benin #Bhutan #Bolivia #Bosnia #Herzegovina #Botswana #Brazil #Brunei #Bulgaria #BurkinaFaso #Burundi #CaboVerde #Cambodia #Cameroon #Canada #CentralAfricanRepublic #Chad #Chile #China #Colombia #Comoros #DemocraticRepublicoftheCongo #RepublicoftheCongo #CostaRica #Coted'Ivoire #Croatia #Cuba #Cyprus #Czechia #Denmark #Djibouti #Dominica #DominicanRepublic #Ecuador #Egypt #ElSalvador #EquatorialGuinea #Eritrea #Estonia #Eswatini #Swaziland #Ethiopia #Fiji #Finland #France #Gabon #Gambia #Georgia #Germany #Ghana #Greece #Grenada #Guatemala #Guinea #Guinea-Bissau #Guyana #Haiti #Honduras #Hungary #Iceland #India #Indonesia #Iran #Iraq #Ireland #Israel #Italy #Jamaica #Japan #Jordan #Kazakhstan #Kenya #Kiribati #Kosovo #Kuwait #Kyrgyzstan #Laos #Latvia #Lebanon #Lesotho #Liberia #Libya #Liechtenstein #Lithuania #Luxembourg #Madagascar #Malawi #Malaysia #Maldives #Mali #Malta #MarshallIslands #Mauritania #Mauritius #Mexico #Micronesia #Moldova #Monaco #Mongolia #Montenegro #Morocco #Mozambique #Myanmar #Burma #Namibia #Nauru #Nepal #Netherlands #NewZealand #Nicaragua #Niger #Nigeria #NorthKorea #NorthMacedonia #Macedonia #Norway #Oman #Pakistan #Palau #Palestine #Panama #PapuaNewGuinea #Paraguay #Peru #Philippines #Poland #Portugal #Qatar #Romania #Russia #Rwanda #SaintKitts #Nevis #SaintLucia #SaintVincent #Grenadines #Samoa #SanMarino #SaoTome #Principe #SaudiArabia #Senegal #Serbia #Seychelles #SierraLeone #Singapore #Slovakia #Slovenia #SolomonIslands #Somalia #SouthAfrica #SouthKorea #SouthSudan #Spain #SriLanka #Sudan #Suriname #Sweden #Switzerland #Syria #Taiwan #Tajikistan #Tanzania #Thailand #Timor-Leste #Togo #Tonga #Trinidad #Tobago #Tunisia #Turkey #Turkmenistan #Tuvalu #Uganda #Ukraine #UnitedArabEmirates #UnitedKingdom #UnitedStates #Uruguay #Uzbekistan #Vanuatu #VaticanCity #Venezuela #Vietnam #Yemen #Zambia #Zimbabwe
#capitalism #cyprus #Mexico #Iraq #Russia #Argentina #UnitedStates #UnitedKingdom #China #Germany #Iran #Vietnam #Israel #Palestine #sweden #France #japan #Venezuela #American #Iceland #egypt #Jordan #southafrica #ukraine #Greece #india #Syria #canada #Afghanistan #Australia #czechia #Portugal #spain #Denmark #malaysia #Norway #botswana #Finland #southkorea #switzerland #italy #Luxembourg #panama #poland #Jamaica #Fucked #Kristallnacht #Conspiracies #Albania #Algeria #Andorra #Angola #Antigua #Barbuda #Armenia #Austria #Azerbaijan #Bahamas #Bahrain #Bangladesh #Barbados #Belarus #Belgium #Belize #Benin #Bhutan #Bolivia #Bosnia #Herzegovina #Brazil #Brunei #Bulgaria #BurkinaFaso #Burundi #CaboVerde #Cambodia #Cameroon #CentralAfricanRepublic #Chad #Chile #Colombia #Comoros #DemocraticRepublicoftheCongo #RepublicoftheCongo #CostaRica #Coted'Ivoire #Croatia #Cuba #Djibouti #Dominica #DominicanRepublic #Ecuador #ElSalvador #EquatorialGuinea #Eritrea #Estonia #Eswatini #Swaziland #Ethiopia #Fiji #Gabon #Gambia #Georgia #Ghana #Grenada #Guatemala #Guinea #Guinea-Bissau #Guyana #Haiti #Honduras #Hungary #Indonesia #Ireland #Kazakhstan #Kenya #Kiribati #Kosovo #Kuwait #Kyrgyzstan #Laos #Latvia #Lebanon #Lesotho #Liberia #Libya #Liechtenstein #Lithuania #Madagascar #Malawi #Maldives #Mali #Malta #MarshallIslands #Mauritania #Mauritius #Micronesia #Moldova #Monaco #Mongolia #Montenegro #Morocco #Mozambique #Myanmar #Burma #Namibia #Nauru #Nepal #Netherlands #NewZealand #Nicaragua #Niger #Nigeria #NorthKorea #NorthMacedonia #Macedonia #Oman #Pakistan #Palau #PapuaNewGuinea #Paraguay #Peru #Philippines #Qatar #Romania #Rwanda #SaintKitts #Nevis #SaintLucia #SaintVincent #Grenadines #Samoa #SanMarino #SaoTome #Principe #SaudiArabia #Senegal #Serbia #Seychelles #SierraLeone #Singapore #Slovakia #Slovenia #SolomonIslands #Somalia #SouthSudan #SriLanka #Sudan #Suriname #Taiwan #Tajikistan #Tanzania #Thailand #Timor-Leste #Togo #Tonga #Trinidad #Tobago #Tunisia #Turkey #Turkmenistan #Tuvalu #Uganda #UnitedArabEmirates #Uruguay #Uzbekistan #Vanuatu #VaticanCity #Yemen #Zambia #Zimbabwe
Michael Rupp
I'm an #Atheist now, but used to be a #Catholic, and used to be a #Republican too for that matter. A wide variety of attitudes and personalities exists among the world of atheists. Recently two who are culturally differen't enough that I was surprised to hear both of them setting off an alarm of #Cristian #Nationalism posing a big problem for society at large. Here are the media that they were posted on:
From DarkMatter2525, "Is Christian Nationalism Un-American?"


From Seth Andrews (aka: The Thinking Atheist), "The Power Worshippers: The Rise of Religious Nationalism (with Katherine Stewart)"

Michael Rupp
As an aside here, Jen Briney, founder and on air personality of The Congressional Dish, (is a very non-partisan thinker and has dedicated her life to reading the Bills before the US Congress and reporting on them to the public funded by listener charity), will make you understand the level of depravity that the US Government has stooped to. Give her a go!
Michael Rupp
Catching Amazon in a Lie
#Amazon #Lies.
If you haven't heard the #Reveal #Podcast yet, you are missing a LOT. It's some of the best detailed, coherent, in-depth reporting on a wide array of subjects. Their only #Bias is that they generally report on the situations where the few empowered inflict harm on the many for profits.

This episode Al Letson gets to take another swing at Amazon and I'm pretty sure he 'sent it over the fence'. #Bezos had publically stated that he welcomed scrutiny, so Al delivered it.

If you think this story is just about Amazon, don't worry, they are just the main course. The dessert is the whole for-profit siloed networking system on the Internet.
Michael Rupp
Geeze, #Updates! I thought we were done for a few months, it's only been days and #Friendica is out of date?
Michael Rupp
I do use Github. I'm just not good at getting the message that the update is available as fast as other people are. It was only a lucky break that I saw I was listed as an outdated version.
utzer
@Michael Rupp OK, I see. It was a bugfix, usually releases are not that fast after another.
Michael Rupp
Gimlet | Reply All | #166 Country of Liars
The best reporting of #QAnon both origin story and identity.
(see also: #122 The QAnon Code ⚡️⚡️)
https://player.gimletmedia.com:443/n8homa
(and see also: #165 The Mold and The Beautiful)
https://player.gimletmedia.com:443/6nhw5w
So this is a fun and concise reporting on the whole QAnon #AltRight #GamerGate #Hate generator machine on the Internet.

I just wonder if knowing the true identity of any "#Superhero" slash "#Supervillan" takes away their powers.
https://player.gimletmedia.com:443/llhe5nm
#QDrops = #QDefacations
Michael Rupp
A really cool idea in news management...
So today while listening to the latest Deep State Radio #Podcast (named ironically) and they mentioned a new thing (in a way to donate to Deep State) about an #App/Web Service that aggregates similar topic news stories from all over the world and compares the left to right bias versions of the stories so that you can really filter out the truth by pairing away the places where they diverge.

It's called Ground.News, and here's their video description of the service.


#247newscycle #News #Overload #NewsOverload #SpinDetector #NewsAggregator #Bias #Truth
Michael Rupp
How the sausage was made.
#Science #FuckYeah #NASA
Michael Rupp
Waste Land (the true and disturbing story of recycling)
Michael Rupp
A nagging thought I have about a trivial but very important matter
#Conversations and the #Attractiveness of the person you want to converse with have an awkward social legacy.

Regardless of what is about to follow, I am not saying that #Men have it easy while I'm simultaneously explicitly explaining why I think #Women have it difficult. This is a very #nuanced topic and I want to concentrate on what I see as #problems women have in #society that seem to definitely restrict their free will as no fault of their own.

Theirs a person I know #IRL and she has a very #attractive look about her, a #voluptuous body, #happy playful demeanor, big hair, a #pretty face, and still very #youthful. If it's not obvious, I'm an older dude way past my prime and not anything special to be around. I think the #sex roles could be reversed and most of this would still make sense with different intensities and risks/rewards. I personally know her in a very casual sense because of being in the same social circles. One of them is an annual #Halloween party open to the public. She would often show up in a common #Police #Costume or equivalent. At first glance, one might scoff at the use of #seductive looks to gain attention. Then I saw the kind of attention she got and it wasn't what she wanted or what she needed. Sure she looked good, but I couldn't help think #society kind of took away her #freedom of #choice. Her situation was as a young #SingleMother #struggling to provide for her #kids. The "loose-ends" of society rushed to her at the event trying to have what they saw, like they were looking at a commodity they could buy instead of a person desperately doing what they had to, to try for a better life. The most recent year changed how I saw her. She didn't change costumes, but she did bring her #retarded and partially #disabled uncle to the #party. The inner beauty that a person has to do that type of thing is wonderful! For the first time, she got a #smile from me instead of a #PokerFace. Her smile back seemed to #telepathically say back, "Thanks for seeing me."

She and I have never actually spoken to each other. I see her in other places and we have the occasional glance at each other that conveys, I know you are a good person. I'm pretty sure I can't talk to her because the #society around us would see a #pretty young person and a #married old guy talking and think shitty thoughts. That's something society is doing very wrong. I understand why though. Theirs a lot of people with #clandestine intentions driven by their innate desire to #procreate, and normally people are in #DumbMode when that switch is turned on. It makes me sad though that wholesome conversation can't be had between people because of what assuming people will think and later say in private to others for their own erroneous #SelfRighteous #excitement.

The same predicament holds if she was not what most of society deems as #attractive. I believe any combination could have an awful assumption put onto the scenario. Ugly girls put out and that's why he's talking to her. A young guy? He must be a child molester. An old person? He's probably trying to rob them. Poor people? He's buying drugs. Rich people? Sell out! Power to the people! Co-worker? #Sexual #harassment. (I know that's wrong because it's supposed to have a power dynamic first.) Manager to a subordinate? Definitely #Sexual#arassment.

It's been quite a number of decades that the nightly news has reinforced that the #appearance of #impropriety is enough to #convict in the court of #public #opinion. This also forces-out the ability to deliver #compassion and #understanding to a #stranger. One time I heard a guy talking about the way the #CIA or some #Law #Enforcement organization will #invade #privacy enough to get a #conviction, but if they invaded it even more, the #understanding that would come out would #exonerate them. #Voyeuristic people that see something now and report their #erroneous #assumptions to their friends later are not invading privacy enough. Partly the way our society works they have little #free #will either in their subsequent actions. They are dealing with decisions under risk. Revealing that they suspect something would cause a #fictitious #alibi to be formed if they were right, so they can't invade the privacy further. The 'better safe than sorry' rule forces them to #report the potential #transgression. Because that move would be assumed by anybody with more wisdom than a person in a sheltered existence, it takes away the #FreeWill of the person who might have acted in a way that showed an appearance of impropriety. Therein we have a classic "Mexican-Standoff". (I'm not sure why it's Mexican.) That's something society is doing very wrong.

I want to go back to the microcosm of good old whats-her-name, the attractive girl at the start of this long #MicroBlog. This failure of life outlined by game theory affects her more than me. She can't just start a conversation with any guy at random, because it's highly likely they will either think they are so #amazing that this #HotChick is coming to them, or they are so #damaged #emotionally from their past experiences that they assume something really bad is going to happen soon because their's no way an attractive person wants to have a #normal #conversation with them. Sure that's a false dichotomy, but I was talking about the most likely possibilities instead of the only #possibilities. Chances are close to zero that she can just have a person-to-person #wholesome #conversation with somebody at random and they don't think something untrue about why it's happening. That sounds fucking lonely. I'm guessing society, in general, thinks the attractive's have an easy life (because less than 1% of then are the only people that get to be in the media or a performer on stage or screen...). Sure maybe some things in life are easier. Like maybe it's easier to get free drinks at a bar, but isn't that like it being easier for a fish to get a free worm on a hook? Those drinks aren't charity, they are a hedge to bet they will obtain something they want in the future. That's something society is doing very wrong.

Too many people (men & women) in my #opinion think women have it easy. I didn't just say men have it easy! What I did imply was that it's #complicated and trouble is #trouble even if it's in a different form. Both #men & #women have their own unique #injustices they have to #suffer through. I'm #focusing on #women's #problems right now so #MRA #dudes and #dudettes can back the hell off; I've tasted your #RedPill so don't try making an #enemy of me here. Here's a recent #Podcast I heard which laid out the case for how women were #objectively #discriminated against since we were able to transmit sound electronically.

We built #electronics that #worked #wrong to the #benefit of men's #voices and acted like their's nothing we could have done about it. That's something society is doing very wrong.

If you haven't read the Tina Fey book titled Bossypants, you are missing out. Although I didn't read it, I listened to it for free using my Libby app connected to my public library. Tina reads it and unlike a lot of people who #voice their own #books, her inflection, timing, emphasis and so on is impeccable. Their's so much laugh-out-loud content that I don't know who wouldn't like it. I'm going to quote a few excerpts from it that are pertinent to this #MacroBlog entry.

Body Image

“But I think the first real change in women’s body image came when JLo turned it butt-style. That was the first time that having a large-scale situation in the back was part of mainstream American beauty. Girls wanted butts now. Men were free to admit that they had always enjoyed them. And then, what felt like moments later, boom—Beyoncé brought the leg meat. A back porch and thick muscular legs were now widely admired. And from that day forward, women embraced their diversity and realized that all shapes and sizes are beautiful. Ah ha ha. No. I’m totally messing with you. All Beyonce and JLo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful. Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.”
― Tina Fey, Bossypants

Women's Defects

This was how I found out that there are an infinite number of things that can be ‘incorrect’ on a woman’s body.
― Tina Fey, Bossypants
After which she starts listing common things that in our society are like water to the fish; eyebrows too thick, eyebrows too thin, eyebrows too round, eyebrows too angular... The list seemed infinite and she barely left the upper part of the head. #WTF!!!

It's what you don't have...

Now if you’re not "hot," you are expected to work on it until you are. It’s like when you renovate a house and you’re legally required to leave just one of the original walls standing. If you don’t have a good body, you’d better starve the body you have down to a neutral shape, then bolt on some breast implants, replace your teeth, dye your skin orange, inject your lips, sew on some hair and call yourself the Playmate of the Year.
― Tina Fey, Bossypants

That's something society is doing very wrong.



I think as a world of humans we need to collectively start taking back our #FreeWill and taking chances, and instead of avoiding things with a potential upside, we go in ready to shut-down the beginnings of a potential downside. Too much of our #Culture is dictated by what #Artists & #Writers produce as their work and they produce that because that's what we are doing in society. That's not #creativity, that's a #feedback #loop! We're going to blow our amplifier! The #creative people in this world need to stop serving up #commercial #garbage and begin writing things that #struggle with finding acts of free-will, and objectively #ethical good acts.
― Fin ―
Tedel
Too much of our #Culture is dictated by what #Artists & #Writers
By advertisers and media, I would say. Moreover, you say it yourself too:
The #creative people in this world need to stop serving up #commercial #garbage and begin writing things that #struggle with finding acts of free-will, and objectively #ethical good acts.

That’s not #creativity, that’s a #feedback #loop!
I concur, but I beg you not to blame artists. Let's point the finger to who are really responsible for this.
Digit
2002 i basically enslaved myself to make a tv advert to break into the profitable industry or something, idk, i hadnt really thought it through. while i worked on it, i watched a bill hicks video over and over again, including the bit about "if there's anybody here who works in advertising or marketing... kill yourselves".
glad for that artist saying that. that was effectively the last time i "worked in advertising or marketing".
spent the past couple decades on audio art with no commercial viability, among other laudable uses of my creative aptitudes. n that feels a LOT better than making a tv advert unwittingly chasing being a slave-cog to commercial structural violence.
This is a lame post. Profile viewing and local directory are broken since I upgraded the MariaDB. Sorry.
Michael Rupp to Atheists in the open via wall-to-wall:
Sam Harris has a point, begging for the counter-points...
I believe that mentioning #SamHarris's name in mixed company can push #emotional #buttons on almost all people who have heard of him, or heard some of him, and even so for some people who have heard most of him. I think I know why that happens, but it's not why I am writing this. I have heard so much from him directly that I earnestly believe he is always ready to be wrong and change based on new evidence. However, he makes really strong cases for what he thinks, so if you disagree with what he is saying while he is saying it, you get the feeling that you are in a philosophical life or death struggle. I don't anymore because I have heard a sufficient amount of his spoken thoughts. I respect him a lot.

In his recent episode of #MakingSense "Can We Pull Back From The Brink?" (which seems to be a hot-take), he dispassionately discusses scale & judgment relative to the latest #uprisings and #police work—in earnest—hoping to find a way to make things better in a rational way. Give it a listen, please, maybe jot down notes so you don't let the good be the enemy of the bad.


What follows below is my reaction to his podcast above.

Regarding his "proximate cause" for the civil & uncivil unrest, I'd like to argue this is more accurate than Sam's claim.
#GeorgeFloyd, #Minneapolis #Protests, #AhmaudArbery & #AmyCooper | The Daily Social Distancing Show


Regarding his "if you think a society without cops is a society you would want to live in, you have lost your mind" part, I'm feeling a false dichotomy happening there. I'm no fan of #Anarchists ideals because they like #Libertarians don't present ideas that I can see as #sustainable or ideally doing the most good for the most people, but I agree with them in that what we are doing now isn't convincingly better.

Sam poses a world without cops vs. a world as it is. What about a world with different cops whos publicized mission matches their hidden agendas, and that type of police force is agreeable to the local public in a very democratic and constitutional-rights respecting way with real accountability for their actions?

Sam idealized "giving a #monopoly on #violence to the state" which if things weren't as they really are I could understand, but the reality is from the start we gave a monopoly on violence to a #mindfully chosen type of like-minded individuals who's direction came from only the #wealthy of #society. #Policemen and #prison #guards are far more like the depiction in A Clockwork Orange than they are in Blue Bloods. Sure, #NotAllCops, but it's supposed to be an ideal, a higher standard, and that is definitely not met.

It's also hard to know if my own #bias makes me feel the need to post this because Sam can say something in one in a sentence that makes me think of a rebuttal, and in the next sentence he will vindicate my thoughts, although I didn't hear it because of the distraction caused by the first sentence. Sam oddly uses some extreme examples of things that happened like firings from "woke-culture" for non-incidents to make his points—granted they were on the mass media so they have the power to cause #conventional #wisdom to be produced from thin air—but later in the podcast, he decided to claim the extremes causing the uprising were too #statistically #insignificant to justify the results on the ground. Not cool. Firings of well-to-do people for lousy reasons, bad, the #murder of black people for lousy reasons, not a significant thing statistically.

Sam, relative to #Democrats, reminds me of the dad-type who is harder on his own child than the rest of the world because he cares more about his own kid.

I'm not sure who Sam was listening to in general on the topic linked to #DefundThePolice to form his positions, but I think #TheDailyShow with #TrevorNoah does a far better job covering the concept than Sam did in his #podcast.
What Does It Mean to Defund or Abolish the Police?


Around 37 minutes in Sam starts to talk about the progress we have made with #RaceRelations in the #USA, and his points are valid, but I feel like the bright picture he presented was a sentence fragment that begged to be completed. A two-term black #POTUS (which Sam mentions), with the backlash of a #Trump (which he failed to juxtapose), and all that it has wrought since is not what I would consider a net gain in #Race #Relations.

Somebody who recently made this point, and is of better of recent notoriety than I, is Kimberly Jones. She eloquently states my position.
How Can We Win?


Sam goes on to justifiably suss out the difference between real and perceived patterns; the plural of anecdotal evidence is not data. A recent episode of Invisibilia agrees with him to some degree about how we can see a pattern where there isn't one because we have become #embattled by #acts of #aggression.
Trust Fall


He makes a lot of good points to shore up the mental space a #Cop might be stuck with based on what they experienced or were told by their superiors in the routine precinct meetings, but he didn't—to my liking—shore up the reasons why people economically below the middle-class citizen are also stuck in a mental space determining their actions based on their personal experience and that of their community. Change both their environments and cultures, and you'll change their actions. I'll offer a few places to find reasons to see things through the eyes of others if you haven't been out of your suburban cul-de-sac to find it out for yourself.





Later on, around 1:15:10 time mark, Sam starts to do a thing where he sees a statistical anomaly and without a good-enough theory of why there is an anomaly, he assumes things that I perceive as assumptions that are culturally forced on him based on his likely experiences to date.

His statement of, "we're talking about career criminals", to categorize police shootings as justifiable is a tip-off that the data is trusted on its face, and it bothers me that there is no acknowledgment that the path of a person who was cultured into being a "career criminal" could have started with a bogus arrest for marijuana consumption. People who haven't been flushed by the system think merits can save you. I, a white person from the middle-class, had many run-ins with the police where I undeservedly was let off the hook with a warning, and no records of mine were permanently kept in the system.
America Loves to Jail | I Love You, America on Hulu

Sarah on Her Criminal Past | I Love You, America on Hulu


Also, also, people without stuff may crime to survive, where people with means most likely crime to entertain themselves.

He mentions how Officer to Suspect interactions of the same race are more likely to be #violent. Like what if a like-race-category on the PD has more to prove to their coworkers when confronting a like-race-category "suspect". Since the incident of how PD's retaliate on anybody that crosses them in a cult-like way, e.g. the dismissal of LAPD's Chris Dorner the recently uncovered Buffalo PD case of Cariol Horne, it is very plausible that race discrimination or tacit racism pervasive in the PD's causes it the way a sidewalk in disrepair causes a bone injury. Did we even check to see if there's a bias in reporting where non-white officers are more likely to report things #truthfully? #Institutional #racism would come down hard on non-white employees and be forgiving of white employees.
8:46 - Dave Chappelle


He then jumps to a hypothesis that because blacks are more likely to #resist an #arrest because of real or perceived systematic racism problem, "the only response is for the police to increase their use of force". Damn Sam. That's the only choice they have? Like de-escalation techniques never worked? Like the way patrolling went in the months and years before the incident has nothing to do with how things go down? The cop's only choice was that. Sorry Sam, I reject your null hypothesis.

Maybe black on black violence outside police to non-police interactions wouldn't be so high if there wasn't a clear signal from the system that blacks don't matter to the police, and their bullshit arrests or stops & frisks are randomly distributed to make tally sheets on clipboards look right for municipal reporting. If an innocent black person was shaken down without #probable #cause and no tangible #justification, will they later call the cops when a local criminal act by a black person is being committed? If you are a skilled black criminal, will you cut in some of the local police on the action you are running? Any cop that don't give a fuck about black people would give a fuck more about a black person helping his kid get through college with side money. In the #Somebody Podcast linked above the Chicago PD's local precinct office couldn't find Courtney Copeland's killer with the evidence handed to them on a silver platter, I—personally—can only assume the cops are the mob.

Somewhere around 1:30:00 we hit a concept of what kind of people would want to be cops in such a #hostile #work #environment. "Who's gonna want to be a cop now?" Ugh! This smacks of, the only people that care about privacy are people doing something wrong, I ain't got nothing to hide. He further postulates that only prison guard type people will want to be cops. #WTF. Maybe if good people didn't think they were going to be gang-land retaliated against for doing the #morally #altruistic thing, they might take a chance on being a cop. If whistle-blowers didn't know by past examples that it would end all their #future #careers in one fell swoop, there might be more people doing good things for the world. Where's Reality Winner now? Our #dominating #culture propagated by those in power is #cancerous, and to extend the metaphor, many of us still think #smoking is good for their health. I would definitely want to go for it and become a cop if I didn't personally have reasons to see the PD's near me as corrupt from first and credible second-hand experiences.

Near the end, about 1:34:00, he's claiming the videos are warping our perception of the problem. I think in that he is putting the wrong weight on the value of loss and cascading ill-effects one police act of murder of a minority has on our country. We are supposed to be founded on all people are created equal, innocent until proven guilty, and so on.
What the Hell Happened This Week? | The Daily Social Distancing Show


Bear in mind, if I didn't mention something Sam said in his #podcast, it's about a 99% chance I agreed with him.

!Atheists in the open
Michael Rupp
This adds on nicely to the "rant" above. Mike Pesca, in the first 5 minutes (the only part I care about for this context), outlines how holding for one variable in statistics tells a whole different story than the one Sam was rationally presenting.

Give Up That Racist Tradition

Michael Rupp
Sam Harris has a point, begging for the counter-points...

(Special note, this is a repost from https://nsfw.wnymathguy.com/display/27bb4d82-905e-e83a-53a4-24b331982239 because it somehow was only in the group's feed and not my main page.)
I believe that mentioning #SamHarris's name in mixed company can push #emotional #buttons on almost all people who have heard of him, or heard some of him, and even so for some people who have heard most of him. I think I know why that happens, but it's not why I am writing this. I have heard so much from him directly that I earnestly believe he is always ready to be wrong and change based on new evidence. However, he makes really strong cases for what he thinks, so if you disagree with what he is saying while he is saying it, you get the feeling that you are in a philosophical life or death struggle. I don't anymore because I have heard a sufficient amount of his spoken thoughts. I respect him a lot.

In his recent episode of #MakingSense "Can We Pull Back From The Brink?" (which seems to be a hot-take), he dispassionately discusses scale & judgment relative to the latest #uprisings and #police work—in earnest—hoping to find a way to make things better in a rational way. Give it a listen, please, maybe jot down notes so you don't let the good be the enemy of the bad.


What follows below is my reaction to his podcast above.

Regarding his "proximate cause" for the civil & uncivil unrest, I'd like to argue this is more accurate than Sam's claim.
#GeorgeFloyd, #Minneapolis #Protests, #AhmaudArbery & #AmyCooper | The Daily Social Distancing Show


Regarding his "if you think a society without cops is a society you would want to live in, you have lost your mind" part, I'm feeling a false dichotomy happening there. I'm no fan of #Anarchists ideals because they like #Libertarians don't present ideas that I can see as #sustainable or ideally doing the most good for the most people, but I agree with them in that what we are doing now isn't convincingly better.

Sam poses a world without cops vs. a world as it is. What about a world with different cops whos publicized mission matches their hidden agendas, and that type of police force is agreeable to the local public in a very democratic and constitutional-rights respecting way with real accountability for their actions?

Sam idealized "giving a #monopoly on #violence to the state" which if things weren't as they really are I could understand, but the reality is from the start we gave a monopoly on violence to a #mindfully chosen type of like-minded individuals who's direction came from only the #wealthy of #society. #Policemen and #prison #guards are far more like the depiction in A Clockwork Orange than they are in Blue Bloods. Sure, #NotAllCops, but it's supposed to be an ideal, a higher standard, and that is definitely not met.

It's also hard to know if my own #bias makes me feel the need to post this because Sam can say something in one in a sentence that makes me think of a rebuttal, and in the next sentence he will vindicate my thoughts, although I didn't hear it because of the distraction caused by the first sentence. Sam oddly uses some extreme examples of things that happened like firings from "woke-culture" for non-incidents to make his points—granted they were on the mass media so they have the power to cause #conventional #wisdom to be produced from thin air—but later in the podcast, he decided to claim the extremes causing the uprising were too #statistically #insignificant to justify the results on the ground. Not cool. Firings of well-to-do people for lousy reasons, bad, the #murder of black people for lousy reasons, not a significant thing statistically.

Sam, relative to #Democrats, reminds me of the dad-type who is harder on his own child than the rest of the world because he cares more about his own kid.

I'm not sure who Sam was listening to in general on the topic linked to #DefundThePolice to form his positions, but I think #TheDailyShow with #TrevorNoah does a far better job covering the concept than Sam did in his #podcast.
What Does It Mean to Defund or Abolish the Police?


Around 37 minutes in Sam starts to talk about the progress we have made with #RaceRelations in the #USA, and his points are valid, but I feel like the bright picture he presented was a sentence fragment that begged to be completed. A two-term black #POTUS (which Sam mentions), with the backlash of a #Trump (which he failed to juxtapose), and all that it has wrought since is not what I would consider a net gain in #Race #Relations.

Somebody who recently made this point, and is of better of recent notoriety than I, is Kimberly Jones. She eloquently states my position.
How Can We Win?


Sam goes on to justifiably suss out the difference between real and perceived patterns; the plural of anecdotal evidence is not data. A recent episode of Invisibilia agrees with him to some degree about how we can see a pattern where there isn't one because we have become #embattled by #acts of #aggression.
Trust Fall


He makes a lot of good points to shore up the mental space a #Cop might be stuck with based on what they experienced or were told by their superiors in the routine precinct meetings, but he didn't—to my liking—shore up the reasons why people economically below the middle-class citizen are also stuck in a mental space determining their actions based on their personal experience and that of their community. Change both their environments and cultures, and you'll change their actions. I'll offer a few places to find reasons to see things through the eyes of others if you haven't been out of your suburban cul-de-sac to find it out for yourself.





Later on, around 1:15:10 time mark, Sam starts to do a thing where he sees a statistical anomaly and without a good-enough theory of why there is an anomaly, he assumes things that I perceive as assumptions that are culturally forced on him based on his likely experiences to date.

His statement of, "we're talking about career criminals", to categorize police shootings as justifiable is a tip-off that the data is trusted on its face, and it bothers me that there is no acknowledgment that the path of a person who was cultured into being a "career criminal" could have started with a bogus arrest for marijuana consumption. People who haven't been flushed by the system think merits can save you. I, a white person from the middle-class, had many run-ins with the police where I undeservedly was let off the hook with a warning, and no records of mine were permanently kept in the system.
America Loves to Jail | I Love You, America on Hulu

Sarah on Her Criminal Past | I Love You, America on Hulu


Also, also, people without stuff may crime to survive, where people with means most likely crime to entertain themselves.

He mentions how Officer to Suspect interactions of the same race are more likely to be #violent. Like what if a like-race-category on the PD has more to prove to their coworkers when confronting a like-race-category "suspect". Since the incident of how PD's retaliate on anybody that crosses them in a cult-like way, e.g. the dismissal of LAPD's Chris Dorner the recently uncovered Buffalo PD case of Cariol Horne, it is very plausible that race discrimination or tacit racism pervasive in the PD's causes it the way a sidewalk in disrepair causes a bone injury. Did we even check to see if there's a bias in reporting where non-white officers are more likely to report things #truthfully? #Institutional #racism would come down hard on non-white employees and be forgiving of white employees.
8:46 - Dave Chappelle


He then jumps to a hypothesis that because blacks are more likely to #resist an #arrest because of real or perceived systematic racism problem, "the only response is for the police to increase their use of force". Damn Sam. That's the only choice they have? Like de-escalation techniques never worked? Like the way patrolling went in the months and years before the incident has nothing to do with how things go down? The cop's only choice was that. Sorry Sam, I reject your null hypothesis.

Maybe black on black violence outside police to non-police interactions wouldn't be so high if there wasn't a clear signal from the system that blacks don't matter to the police, and their bullshit arrests or stops & frisks are randomly distributed to make tally sheets on clipboards look right for municipal reporting. If an innocent black person was shaken down without #probable #cause and no tangible #justification, will they later call the cops when a local criminal act by a black person is being committed? If you are a skilled black criminal, will you cut in some of the local police on the action you are running? Any cop that doesn't give a fuck about black people would give a fuck more about a black person helping his kid get through college with side money. In the #Somebody Podcast linked above the Chicago PD's local precinct office couldn't find Courtney Copeland's killer with the evidence handed to them on a silver platter, I—personally—can only assume the cops are the mob.

Somewhere around 1:30:00, we hit a concept of what kind of people would want to be cops in such a #hostile #work #environment. "Who's gonna want to be a cop now?" Ugh! This smacks of, the only people that care about privacy are people doing something wrong, I ain't got nothing to hide. He further postulates that only prison guard type people will want to be cops. #WTF. Maybe if good people didn't think they were going to be gang-land retaliated against for doing the #morally #altruistic thing, they might take a chance on being a cop. If whistle-blowers didn't know by past examples that it would end all their #future #careers in one fell swoop, there might be more people doing good things for the world. Where's Reality Winner now? Our #dominating #culture propagated by those in power is #cancerous, and to extend the metaphor, many of us still think #smoking is good for their health. I would definitely want to go for it and become a cop if I didn't personally have reasons to see the PD's near me as corrupt from first and credible second-hand experiences.

Near the end, about 1:34:00, he's claiming the videos are warping our perception of the problem. I think he is putting the wrong weight on the value of loss and cascading ill-effects one police act of murder of a minority has on our country. We are supposed to be founded on all people are created equal, innocent until proven guilty, and so on.
What the Hell Happened This Week? | The Daily Social Distancing Show


Bear in mind, if I didn't mention something Sam said in his #podcast, it's about a 99% chance I agreed with him.

Michael Rupp
This adds on nicely to the "rant" above. Mike Pesca, in the first 5 minutes (the only part I care about for this context), outlines how holding for one variable in statistics tells a whole different story than the one Sam was rationally presenting.

Give Up That Racist Tradition

Michael Rupp
Slow Burn: David Duke
This episode was a roller-coaster of #Racism from the #UnitedStates' past. I'm not that young that I shouldn't be expected to know the David Duke history, but I guess I'm not racist enough to know and not marginalized enough to know either. If somebody had tried removing all cheese from America, I probably would have written an essay about it in elementary school.

Hearing the fun romp of the precarious up's and joyful down's of David Duke's early years was a fun time. Not BlacKkKlansman level but heading that way.

Slow Burn: David Duke | Season 4: Episode 2 "Robe and Ritual"

noreply@wnymathguy.com and Introduction Requests
Due to some acts of omission, or neglect, by the admin (thats me), people who opted for eMail notifications to Introduction Requests were not getting them. It was discovered Friendica had been sending them out as noreply@wnymathguy.com but that wasn't an existing account for eMail on the server. It still isn't, but I believe the SMTP handler for the system—MailGun—will now permit the outbound notifications from this Friendica instance.

If you discover that Introduction Requests made after this announcement did not subsequently send out an eMail notification and your settings are specifically set to have eMail notifications, please complain directly to me.
Michael Rupp
@Anubis2814 something electronically weird happened when I accepted your connection. I had it happen in the past with people on the social.isurf.ca server. Like right now I don't see your old posts on my feed, and I can't comment on your posts if I browse to them.

The remedy might be to both disconnect from each other by deleting from the contacts list and then on another day in the future try reconnecting.

I was going to comment on the hangings post. That's the kind of shit that rolls my eyes back in my head like when you get punched too hard and you are about to go unconsious.
Michael Rupp
Nevermind, I think my directly mentioning you cleared the queue.
Michael Rupp
1619
Damn, this short-run #Podcast, from the questionable NY Times, is ON!!!

It's jam-packed with mindboggling facts of #America's #Racism from pre constitution to today. I hope it goes on to do more episodes.
Michael Rupp
@Bo Elder Love the name of your instance.
Michael Rupp
I'd be happy to argue about religion or politics come from that NSFW site, and happy to argue about economics or politics from this Social server.

Tap me in when you get rolling.
Michael Rupp
Trevor Speaks Out About the Murder of George Floyd
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Michael Rupp
𝄕𝄞𝄚 𝅘𝅥 . You don't know me! 𝄚𝄀𝄚 I'm the O. P.D.! 𝅘𝅥𝅯 . 𝄚𝄂
Most people take law enforcement for granted, and by that I mean it's assumed to have always been that way and that it's acceptable. It's well documented how the #USA formed it's #Police forces in order to maintain the #sinful institution of #Slavery (see also: Fugitive Slave Acts of 1793 & of 1850, Encyclopædia Britannica, TIME Magazine and Eastern Kentucky University for starters), but most of us are blissfully unaware of the darker driving truths.

A tidbit that comes out early in this week's #FAIR #Podcast called #CounterSpin, is that the #Brittish #PD (Bobbies) has a dark past as well.

The culture that forms an entity lingers on long after the people and reasons for forming an institution have died. It takes a lot of energy over generations to clean that garbage legacy culture out of an organization when everybody is willing to remove it. Collectively #Americans are not ready willing or able to remove our sins of #Racism and #Opressing the #Poor from policing because a minority of "us" (the wealthy) want it that way, and they can afford to produce a steady stream of propaganda convincing the majority of people beyond their interests into defending indefensible actions that come out of those institutions.

A stark truth that I personally see is that #Policing internally and #Military #Occupations externally are de facto the same thing for the same reasons put into motion by the same people for the same reasons. We have not yet really left #Feudalism, our #democracy is as big an #illusion as a #video-game.

FAIR | Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting
CounterSpin
Alex Vitale, Chase Madar and Shahid Buttar on Racist Policing Full Show




#GeorgeFloyd #InstitutionalRacism #Racism #Riots #Protests #UnitedStates #PoliceBrutality
#open-mindedness #society #manipulated #power #capital #ignorant #white #middle-class #InstitutionalRacism #Racism #Riots #Protests #UnitedStates #PoliceBrutality
Michael Rupp
I saw @Lisa Stranger post the earliest "rumors" (minimally substantiated facts) of this recently. This morning I finally saw "Credible" (well-substantiated) sources getting on the story, like the embedded podcast and the attached web page below.

The linked webpage below has embedded video that was initially live-streamed showing early on that it WAS NOT the protesters causing damage. The #UmbrellaMan does seem like a cop and his only alibi is other police who were all dressed in murky black clothing amidst the chaos.

Twitter, has postings from journalists indicating that the #Minnesota #PD went on a tire slashing bender. See the @AndrewKimmel posting and his substantiation of the claim. Other's on Twitter have documented public tire slashing and from different angles at the same time and place. Still others on Twitter are making connections to the US Govt. Agencies investigating the true nature of the people damaging property.

Still, the best story to read is that linked webpage at the bottom of my microblog post here. They discuss Right-wing extremists and #accelerationists in the latter half. That's some sick stuff festering in our society.

BBC - Global News Podcast
Minnesota governor says protests ‘no longer’ about Floyd death




Reiss Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law
JustSecurity.org

Far-Right Infiltrators and Agitators in George Floyd Protests
Indicators of White Supremacists

Michael Rupp to Atheists in the open via wall-to-wall:
Corona Virus to Clergy to COVID-19 hot-spots
Well, this isn't really a stunner ... to people who are more #scientifically schooled.

#Churches become willfully ignorant wholesale vectors of the #COVID-19 #Pandemic.
Authoritatively, #Traditions #Trump #Wisdom and all too early many #people #die.



!Atheists in the open
Michael Rupp
A Decade Of Watching Black People Die
I don't know how exactly to deal with my white friends lately. I could have the same headspace of ignorance but for a lucky random event that changed my direction towards #open-mindedness about two decades ago. They aren't exposed to the realities of people without power or money. They don't know they should be exposed to those harsh realities. They don't know because of how #society has formed and they don't know how it has been #manipulated by people with #power and #capital.

A person in my circles asked me what I thought about what's going on in the news lately. He asked because his mind is starting to open, but it bothered me that he didn't ask that question when the Koch instigated and funded armed militia groups were storming State Capital buildings because they wanted hair-cuts and bowling. I didn't resist mentioning that to him. I also had to ask him, "How many people had their necks kneeled on but didn't die?"

I'm not sure I helped guide him closer to knowing. Us #ignorant #white #middle-class people didn't decide to be ignorant, we were cultured into it by design and it self-replicates as religion does by believing lies that make us reject conflicting evidence. "A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit." "Yeah, that's a bad neighborhood. Those people don't know how to act civilized." Understanding is shut off. Complex things and environments are reduced to binary "facts". It's an illusion to think any person is different from another person in a meaningful way. Our actions are different because our culture is different, and we all think we are acting the right way, until the day we discover we are wrong and begin to act differently.

Give a sigh and assume the ignorant were victims of a cult when you try to enlighten them with harsh realities.

#InstitutionalRacism #Racism #Riots #Protests #UnitedStates #PoliceBrutality
Asiful Alam
SSC Result 2020
SSC Result 2020

Secondary School Certificate S.S.C Exam Result 2020 is one of most important popular public exam in Bangladesh. Every year there are lots of students attends SSC exam and wait for this exam result, because it is one of the circular and happy news for anyone like students, teacher, parents and other guardian. During This year a total of 13,04,274 students from 28,551 educational institutions have appeared in this year’s SSC and equivalent examination from 3,412 centers across the country. For you good news, SSC Result 2020 you will get here. We make sure to get the Secondary School Certificate S.S.C Exam Result 2020 all updates when it is published Bangladesh education board and Madrasah education board.

Below we added SSC Exam 2020 checking full procedure like Online system, SMS System, Published Date, How to Check SSC Result 2020, how you will get SSC Result 2020, when you will get Secondary School Certificate S.S.C Exam Result 2020 and more for students. Please check below and get your result with short time.

SSC Exam Result Published Date?

According to the Bangladesh Education Board’s rules the SSC Result will be published within 2 months from the last day of the written examination. Generally SSC Result publishes within 60 Days 0f SSC Examination complete date. Every year SSC Exam stars on February’s 1st week and complete on March. Every year SSC examination result publishes on 1st/2nd Week May. SSC Result 2020 Publish date not yet declared officially.. We make sure; Secondary School Certificate S.S.C Exam Result 2020 will be published 25 to 31 May 2020. Bangladesh Education Minister Handover result to Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Finally the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announcing all education board result SSC Result 2020 Full Details and therefore you can go your school and hopefully will get your SSC Result 2020 After at 12 PM.

SSC Exam Result 2020

From the general education system, there are more than 1.7 million candidates are participating in the SSC exam in 2020. Eight General Education Board holds the exam every year. The publishing time of SSC result 2020 bd is at 02:00 PM in the afternoon according to the education ministry. Their result also publishes by the individual education board. As you know that the exam was held by the individual education board, the result is published from each board as well as. Students who sit an exam under the respective board, now they will get their result from that board as well as from the central result hub know as educationboardresults.gov.bd.

Check SSC Result 2020 through Online:

  • Open your Safe Bowers.
  • Then go to Education Board Website.
  • Select your Examination Name SSC/Dakhil
  • And then select Examination Year “2020”
  • Then Select your Education board.
  • Type your “Roll number” For Example
  • Type your “Registration Number“ For Exam:
  • Fill up The “Captcha Code” (For Verification)
  • Click Here Submit Button. After that, you will Get SSC Result.


Check SSC Result through SMS

Take your mobile phone & type following this keyword.

SSC <Space> First three letters of Board name <Space> Roll No. <Space> 2019 and send to 16222

For Example: SSC DHA 451278 2020 and send to 16222

Dakhil Result

Vocational Result

এসএসসি রেজাল্ট


SSC Result Mark Sheet
After publishing the SSC exam result, you can easily see your results with the full Marksheet with numbers and you can be sure of the Golden A+ from here easily. All the Education Board’s official website has been given below. If you want to know your SSC Result Marksheet very quickly with the full mark sheet detailed number, then use the link below.


In addition, DBBL Scholarship & DBBL Scholarship Result & SSC Board Challenge Result & SSC Board Challenge Application By এসএসসি রেজাল্ট ২০২০। & XI Class Admission. Xi Class Admission Result, HSC College Admission, HSC College Admission Result. Polytechnic Admission .
Michael Rupp
I'm an Atheist, but I do practice #Ramadan.
Michael Rupp to Fantasy Sports Discussion via wall-to-wall:
Fantasy, Fantasy Sports?
Tagging in !Fantasy Sports Discussion cause, duh...

I'm just riffing crazy thoughts here, not really seeking, but is anybody building #FantasySports based on performances inside #VideoGames like that #MaddenNFL? I'm joking, but it's a big world. Somebody has t be doing it somewhere. Like, look at this craziness on #Farcebook...
Michael Rupp
Distractions kill productivity.
Michael Rupp

Coronavirus has already overtaken the death rate for cancer and is about to overtake heart disease.


Michael Rupp

Before ink is dry on record FCC penalty check, Sinclair runs full-hour in-kind ad for mayoral candidate

The station hosted a more than hourlong online “conversation” with Vignarajah alone Thursday night,
but the FEC has been gutted, so WGAF
with anchor Mary Bubala noting at the beginning of the livestreamed program that they had hoped to be joined by Miller, Dixon and Scott. The station did not invite former Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith and Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young because they require candidates to release five years of tax returns to qualify for these debates.
THE IRONY, IT BURNS
In her letter to the station, Miller’s campaign manager, Ann Beegle, noted that several people affiliated with Sinclair, a conservative-leaning Hunt Valley-based company, have made large financial contributions to Vignarajah’s mayoral campaign.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/politics/bs-md-pol-fox-debate-baltimore-mayor-20200508-hmoenzleine63fcm7qabakdzxy-story.html

Vignarajah is an entitled twat, to boot.

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