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as someone who works in and went through drug recovery please please please delete the "they have to hit rock bottom for motivation" trope from your mind

it's not true it's not true in the slightest the earliest someone enters treatment the easier it will go

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every day in treatment I heard someone, regardless of how bad they were, say "things aren't bad enough I don't belong here". I said it. "I should let things get worse first". I almost left because of it. "im just doing this for attention I don't deserve care"

and it stems from this. from the capitalist understand of scarcity and notions of "deserving" care. please fight back against this mindset wherever you see it

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uspol, DAPL 

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re: p2p, hypercore and activitypub 

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ALERT! Reliable sources are reporting that the neo-Nazi group Patriot Front may hold a rally in #Chicago tomorrow - much like their recent rally in DC. Patriot Front marched in Charlottesville and wants to remove all non-white people from the US and create a fascist state.

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@self I think it's gotten worse. HTML is used to make things pretty now, not to, oh I don't know, markup content like it was originally designed to do. And operating systems, like Linux and Android, with poor accessibility don't help either. Now, blind people usually prefer mobile apps and desktop clients because they feel *clean* compared to the sometimes very verbose, linear web, where keyboard commands are few and far in between, non-standard (look at Gmail then Twitter, or even Gmail compared to Google Voice.) And there are so many sites where headings could be used but aren't, and lists to facilitate things which can be skipped, like alternative language options for articles, replies to a comment, things like that. It's just poorly done, and even the "simple" layered approach of mobile apps are easier to use for us than the flat (to us) representation that is the web.

The HTML standard changing stuff probably doesn't help much either. And Javascript just means that if I want to use Emacs with Emacspeak to gather text formatting information that a dumb screen reader doesn't provide, I usually get told that Javascript needs to be enabled, on a mostly textual site. In fact, text is *all* that a blind person gets, besides other audio. So if image descriptions aren't provided, or if there's a presentation-style thing going on, like in a lot of Apple press releases, we need textual alternatives to the silent videos and images. So plain sites, like my blog which I recently moved to Hugo, are best. Simple, statically generated, no stupid freaking databases! and it's freaking clean! No heavy bull crap slowing down load times and not many images.

Oh and screen readers aren't magic, either. They're really quite dumb. They gather as much information as they can by the OS accessibility API's, which can be pretty good, like Windows, fairly okay, like Apple's, or pretty neglected, like Linux because no one wants to actually work on the core OS accessibility. Like I always say, accessibility starts with the OS.

#a11y

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I think it's extremely not good when people tell men to 'get therapy' online or say all men need therapy as if therapy is a form of penance or where we send the bad people for being bad, maybe that won't help with the stigma for anyone of any gender actually

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i wish everything was made beautifully and with consideration for the person/people living in or using it

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you wanna know what “addressing mental health” for all would look like?
—Free therapy for all, and not necessarily even therapy that’s tied to psychological diagnosis
—decommodified housing and a ban on right-to-work laws to eliminate those sources of stress
—reparations

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'Community resilience requires at its heart an effective and sustained
communication strategy. Without communication, there can be no community and therefore no resilience. Racism seeks to isolate people and
wear them down with repeated humiliation. Resistance to racism requires
the building of community and the reinforcement of identity through
positive narratives and shared responses to threats. ... A resilience strategy identifies common interests, communal
resources and modes of cooperation."

~ Cyber Racism and Community Resilience Strategies for Combating Online Race Hate

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"Phoenix police forcibly scattered protesters shortly before the president's departure, firing flash-bang grenades, pepper balls + spray. Adults and children at the protest had no warning before the shots were fired; many scrambled to run from the blasts." eu.azcentral.com/story/news/lo

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The dragon ball franchise is a Cardassian Repetitive Epic

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I know this is a rote observation but the fact is the fact is when I was 18 I was like sure it's not perfect but Democrats are ok and a decade later I'm deadass a commie is proof that "when you get older you'll be more conservative!" is a lie people who don't want to face the fact they were assimilated by monsters tell themselves.

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I think my favorite bit of right wing mythos is "once you get a job and some bills you won't like this communism shit bro" like uh please lmao

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Hamilton County, TN deputies repeatedly struck a black man for “walking down the wrong side of the road” and NOTHING has been done. The officers haven’t even been put on leave. Please boost. #blacklivesmatter tennessean.com/story/news/crim

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I really hope they update the page for the Itch racial justice bundle soon so it's easier to sort through... there's so many TTRPGs to scroll through... please, sir, I have no friends and I am in social distancing anyways, I just want the cute indie games, small puzzle games, and literally any game about creativity I can find.... please, sir, my family, they are starving and can not eat thine bounty of TTRPGs, have mercy sir.....

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