Another far-Right, ex-military, meme obsessed, "commie" hating, attempted mass shooter Drian Clyde took aim at a federal building today, the 4 year anniversary of the Dylann Roof massacre in South Carolina. https://twitter.com/getsthegoods/status/1140682629504806912
Meta, admin tools
It’d be nice if the report feature would send an automated reply to the reporter when action was taken. Like “the user you reported has been suspended.” OR if there was a checkbox under “add note” to cc: reporter with the note’s text. We used to DM everyone when we resolved reports, but now there’s too many, and since reports get buried with pertinent info removed after suspending, its extremely cumbersome to do it by hand.
I’d put this on github but I’ve given up on masto dev.
"Another reason the past is so attractive is we know how it turned out. We survived it, so we can romanticize it. It was safe, even though there were lots of scary things, they were fun because we survived. If we do the same things now, the fallacy goes, we'll be safe once again. Of course it doesn't work that way."
-- Dave Winer
There are a lot of superlatives that can be used to describe the U.S. military. It represents the biggest chunk of the federal budget. It’s extremely good at killing people. And it’s also a prolific carbon emitter and serial #oil user.
“The war machine is thirsty for oil.”
I Wonder Who's Kissinger Now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcTUV2rbT6g
Saw some videos of lads in Hong Kong responding to tear gas so fuckin effectively
Cops would fire a canister at a group of protestors, and then 5-6 people would run over and douse it or throw a damp rag over it to throw it back at the cops. That’s some SHIT man. That’s incredible. That’s a level of organized that I don’t think I’ve ever seen in any demos in the US
ACP received today a proposal from an ads company, offering us the opportunity to write sponsored content for a company that "revolutionizes the cannabis industry", arguing that such content would "spark the interest of [our] readers". You won't see this ad. Choose your strain wisely though. I personally like orange bud.
@denikombucha As a rule, working folk should react to "the rich are hoarding liquid assets" as a really bad sign, since that means the rich think there's going to be a depression soon - a depressed economy means that homeowners and smaller businesses will be forced into selling at lower prices, which is why you want to have a bunch of liquid on hand to buy them when those people are desperate.
While us in the working class aren't the direct target of this pattern, we 100% are going to suffer massively, since the most important part of causing asset prices to tumble is to fire an assload of people.
This is a second brick in the "we are entering a recession" puzzle, after the increasingly poor job numbers, ESPECIALLY the report yesterday from BLS for May that is, to put it frank, deeply alarming.
Storm's a brewin, in other words.
Two Portland protesters who doused cops with glitter and lubricant get sentenced to five days in jail. The judge said “you don’t have the appropriate amount of respect" for the police. Lack of respect for cops shouldn't be considered in sentencing. https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/06/2-portland-protesters-who-doused-cops-with-buckets-of-glitter-mixed-with-lubricant-get-5-days-in-jail.html
Livin' in the Wasteland of the Free
nazis, office work
Who Goes Nazi? Office Edition
Tag yourself: I'm the Failed Academic.
climate change, the onion, murder mention
'Last-Ditch Climate Change Report Provides Locations Of Weapons, Current Whereabouts Of Oil Executives'