someone explain me why i've been on the verge of tears all day

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Friendly, joking, we-all-know-we’re-kidding style “light” bullying sucks. Sorry. It’s a shitty way to interact with friends. It’s hurting someone in the group more than you or they know.

I got a lot of that from my friends in high school, and I swore up and down I didn’t mind, but it fucked me up. It taught me that to be close to people I had to accept mistreatment and I am only really figuring out just how much that got in my head now that I’m almost 40.

Be nice to each other. Nice is good.

"proprietary potatoes" was not something i expected to hear today but apparently, lay's actually produces their own potatoes in order to have a higher starch content.

i'll stick to my open source potatoes thank you very much. just haven't found the github page yet

diskussionen mit tech menschen auf tw*tter immer entweder "hallo du siehst aus als wüsstest du halbwegs wovon du redest ich brauche tech support JETZT" oder mansplaining, no in between

habe gerade jemanden in meinen mentions weil ich unter einem wired-artikel kommentiert habe der meine tweets einfach nur paraphrasiert und das anscheinend für eine fruchtbare diskussion hält?

on the fifth attempt, i might actually get through the new rise against album in its entirety once.

it's not like it's a bad album by any stretch of the imagination. on the contrary, it sounds so much more inspired than wolves. it's just hard to get excited about the band anymore..

polizeiproblem, rechtsextremismus 

bei der untersuchung eines verdachts auf besitz von kinderpornographie eines ehemaligen |er sek-beamten wurde - mal wieder - eine rechtsextreme chatgruppe bei der hessischen entdeckt. tragischer einzelfall nummer siebenhundertdreiundzwanzig

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zweitstärkste kraft bei der ist auch einfach nur depressing af. ich seh da ehrlich gesagt die regierungsbeteiligung auch schon kommen.

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RT Twitter 19FebruarHanau

Am 19. Juni werden sich Hunderte von Radfahrer:innen aus vielen Städten und Gemeinden Südhessens und Nordbayerns zu einem regionalen „Ride to Remember“ nach Hanau auf den Weg machen. Schließt euch an!
#SayTheirNames #SternFürHanau

Vollständige PM:

this just in: tw*tter testet abo-service mit dele & re-draft feature und priority support in kanada und australien

einfach nur out of spite habe ich diesen post gelöscht und nochmal gepostet

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why i dislike democracy and how switzerland is a great case study on it's failings 

first of all, disclaimer: i'm anti-authoritarian, i want some form of anarchism, this thread does not advocate for authoritarianism and if anything shows how democracy is often authortitan.

quick intro: in switzerland we vote on most political decisions, and you can quite easily make your own referendums. we are probably the closest you can get to direct democracy (it's technically partially representative, but that's a detail). generally most swiss people have the feeling that they actively participate in political decisions, that their vote matters. this is not entirely untrue, however:

1. this feeling of participation manufactures consent. once something was decided, however slim it was, people will generally say 'WE' decided this, it's what the majority wanted, so be it. this makes questioning established political decisions HARD, people will simply dismiss your criticism by claiming WE all collectively wanted this, sometimes even for older referendums.

2. the power and money imbalances between capitalists / the establishment and working class people leads to campaigns leading up to votes generally being dominated by the more powerful side. they often use fear mongering and half truths in their campaigns making it hard to campaign against them, because you FIRST have to debunk the other (more powerful) sides claims.

3. a lot of decisions we have referendums on are laws created by parliaments being challenged by outside groups. uninformed voters will usually side with the parliament, assuming 'they probably do their job properly and good'

4. the general mindset that WE the people decide everything extends to the point where people will talk about parliamentary decisions as if they were collective decisions by US.

5. MAJORITY decisions cannot and never will respect any MINORITIES, per definition.

(direct) democracy creates an illusion of political participation, an illusion of consent and thus actually enables the government to much more easily pass laws against everyone's interests, with much less resistance.

it also further hinders actual change by telling people who stand up for their rights, protest, riot or just do their own thing to simply "participate in the proper process" instead and painting big movements as illegitimate.

loving that the only factor in whether a company is trying to appear queer-friendly for pride month is their marketing budget

to all thinkers: how does it feel? i haven't had a thought since nine teen eigh ty seven

firefox sieht anders aus als vorher,, die nächsten zwei wochen werden so verwirrend

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können wir bitte mehr sozialistische feiertage und weniger religiöse haben? 8.märz, 1.mai, sowas kann ich mir merken, easy. der erste donnerstag 57 tage nach dem ersten vollmond im frühling, und dann nur in manchen bundesländern? ja nee kannste voll vergessen.

while binging gossip girl and googling all the small details in the show (there are many) i actually managed to forget about the global pandemic for a second. like, it legitimately wasn't on my mind for a short period of time. i don't think that happened for a long time

shoutout an meinen bruder dessen whatsapp-status einfach nur "mütend" ist, ich denke wir fühlen das alle

i think the casters at masters are contractually obligated to say "red bull clutch" instead of just clutch and i can hardly think of something more dystopian

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NYT analysis, smartphone surveillance 

Read this paragraph:

"It doesn’t take much imagination to conjure the powers such always-on surveillance can provide an authoritarian regime like China’s. Within America’s own representative democracy, citizens would surely rise up in outrage if the government attempted to mandate that every person above the age of 12 carry a tracking device that revealed their location 24 hours a day. Yet, in the decade since Apple’s App Store was created, Americans have, app by app, consented to just such a system run by private companies. Now, as the decade ends, tens of millions of Americans, including many children, find themselves carrying spies in their pockets during the day and leaving them beside their beds at night — even though the corporations that control their data are far less accountable than the government would be."

lmao. "far less accountable than the [u.s.] government would be." this is what they actually believe.

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