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A heartwarming story about how slaves are growing food for private charities to give to the poor.
  • We'll have to take the oveeseer's word that the inmates enjoy the work and are doing it voluntarily because no one bothered to interview any of them.

  • This capitalistic hellhole ain't it...
  • I'm making a huge change next week. Moving from the Deep South to the PNW. Project 2025 be fucking damned. I'm finding community, engaging in mutual aid, drinking good coffee, getting fresh air, and I'm going to be exceedingly happy until the day I die, god fucking damnit.

  • A heartwarming story about how slaves are growing food for private charities to give to the poor.
  • "It's kind of nice for they [sic] because they feel like they feel like they're giving back to the communities," said Overseer Eddie Gilbert. "It gives them a sense of accomplishment and I enjoy it also. It kind of gets me out and about with my whip."

  • A heartwarming story about how slaves are growing food for private charities to give to the poor.
  • Easiest block ever. If you choose to remain willfully ignorant of the prison industrial complex and how they operate to make unscrupulous profit by filling cells with the help of a racist justice system and backed by the fascist Republican party, then there is no help for you.

  • Texas tops the list of America's 10 worst states for quality of life in 2024
  • First weekend there I am gonna check out the view of Portland from the Pittock Mansion, go to Tillamook to eat some fucking cheese and ice cream, head up to Cannon Beach to stare out to infinity, drive to Astoria to check out The Goonies filming locations, and then spend Sunday in Seattle doing I dunno what yet but it'll definitely involve coffee and hipsterism. Very excite!

  • Texas tops the list of America's 10 worst states for quality of life in 2024
  • I grew up in Arlington, TX. It is the 50th most populated city in the United States, and it is the city with the highest population that still doesn't have public transportation. The boomers have voted it down for decades because they wanted to keep it a nice suburb, and they thought buses would bring drug problems. Surprise, motherfuckers, Arlington has a drug problem now anyhow. Let people have their fucking buses.

  • Texas tops the list of America's 10 worst states for quality of life in 2024
  • Thanks, preesh. I don't mind the rain, and I definitely won't miss the two months of 98°+ days per year.

  • Texas tops the list of America's 10 worst states for quality of life in 2024
  • I'm coming from Dallas where the housing costs are fucked and traffic is a mess but the scenery, coffee and weather are as shit as the citizenry.

  • Queen move
  • Princess Diana Wallaby Digeridoo Spencer, of the Dandenong Spencers.

  • Texas tops the list of America's 10 worst states for quality of life in 2024
  • Moving to the PNW next week after over 40 years in this god damned state. Lotta cool people here whom I've known over the years, but I'm not participating in my own oppression any more.

  • Dollar General has 48hrs to make stores safe or face more penalties after $12m fine
  • Totally sticking "fuck fuck games" in my thoughtionary.

  • Taken
  • I can't relate to this mentality at all any more. I was monogamous for a long time but chose polyamory ten years ago this week. My partners and I enthusiastically support one another in our other relationships. My girlfriend and I were at a show on a date last year, and she was like "Omfg, that bartender is so fucking hot...". I pumped her up, and she gave the bartender her number.

    I honestly don't remember what relationship jealousy feels like any more. When my partner is excited about someone new, I squee the fuck out for them.

  • Instant Fear
  • The rogue must have perfect hearing if he could make out the sound of a gun being loaded through a wall.

  • I don't want to be assimilated tonight
  • I bought a set of TNG PJs for a pajama pub crawl eight years ago. Now I have a new reason to wear them.

  • finally some good scran
  • I'll have a slice of strawberry tart without so much rat in it.

  • Butthole Surfers - Pepper
  • In an alternate universe, OP posted a song by Filter.

  • Meet the “digital parents” giving millions in China a vision of family love they never had
  • Dystopian for sure, but those two sure are kind and beautiful people. 😊

  • Autism and food sensitivity.
  • Food texture, temperature, taste, and presentation sensitivities are often symptoms of autism, yes. But any of those things, whether alone or in any combination, are not enough to diagnose yourself. I diagnosed myself after looking up the symptoms of ASD Level 1 on a reputable website (don't remember which atm) and seeing that a greatamy of them fit me to a tee: food sensitivities, walking on my tiptoes, echolalia (TV and Movie Talk big time), difficulty understanding nuance, difficulty reading sarcasm in people, and a lot of other. Then I took the RAADS-R test on AspieTests.org and found that I had very high numbers, well into the range of scores of people who had been diagnosed.

    I got diagnosed last summer with ASD Level 1. I asked, "Are you sure?" and the diagnostician giggled a tiny bit and went "Uh...yah." 😂

    Fun side note: I took the WAIS (Wexler Adult Intleligence Test) as part of the seven and a half hour testing. One of the parts of that test checked my Speeded Processing, which is essentially how fast a person thinks and processes information. My score was a 148 which is well into the 99.9th percentile.

    This was incredibly validating and eye-opening for me; as long as I've been alive, I've been a ball of frustration with regards to how I interact with the rest of the world. And now I understand that I am just an incredibly fast thinker, and that knowledge was the impetus for me forcing myself to slow down and not expect more of people than they are able to give. My dad always told me that "everyone is doing the best they know how to do in this world", I understand now what he meant.

    Another reason for me needing to slow myself down is that I have queered more than one relationship in my life due to thinking, speaking, and acting too fast. My relationships are immensely important to me, and I need to address my shortcomings if I wish to maintain them in the future.

  • New York City's Sob Parlour provides a paid place for people to cry in peace
  • Pack it up, boys...this sublemmy is done. This is peak aboringdystopia. Nothing else could possibly compete with this.

  • A golf course less than eight miles away from the hottest point on the entire planet.

    It opened in 1931 and underwent a major renovation in 1997. Apparently, the water usage is sustainable (see below), but it still doesn't excuse the fact, in my mind, that continuing to support the upkeep of a green-ass golf course at the edge of Death Valley shows how out-of-whack its patrons are with the changing climate.

    "In an area as hot and dry as Death Valley, balancing water usage with conservation requires significant planning. Furnace Creek and its namesake resort exist in their location because natural spring water flows from nearby mountain ranges to create an oasis. By routing the water from one point to others, the resort’s goal is to use the same molecules of water for several purposes. The spring-fed water is first used at the Inn to irrigate gardens and supply the swimming pool which was designed with a flow-through system that minimizes chemical use. That water then continues downhill to the Ranch where it fills the ponds on the golf course, providing habitat for local and migratory wildlife. The water in the ponds then irrigates the golf course." - How Xanterra’s Furnace Creek Resort is Sustainable, greenlodgingnews.com

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    Announcing into a microphone at a high-profile event your intention to vote for someone is *literally* endorsing them formally, Nimarata.

    "Nikki Haley says she'll vote for Trump.

    The former South Carolina governor's remarks were her first on the matter since she dropped out of the presidential race. But she stopped short of formally endorsing her former rival." - npr.org

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    Why Republicans Are Targeting Socially Responsible Investing
    www.democracynow.org Why Republicans Are Targeting Socially Responsible Investing

    Republicans are on a “crusade” against responsible investing, says Andrew Behar, CEO of the nonprofit group As You Sow that promotes corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy. His group was subpoenaed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee this week as Republicans probe whether ...

    Why Republicans Are Targeting Socially Responsible Investing

    tl;dr - House Republicans are targeting socially responsible investing, including investments that take into account environmental concerns like climate change.

    >And that’s a threat to them, because what they’re trying to do is to basically stop people from looking at the climate risk from the oil companies. And they’re saying, “Don’t look up.” They’re saying, “Put your head in the ground.” And what we’re saying is, “We need the freedom to invest.” Like, they’re trying to suppress our freedom to be able to make logical, good business choices. And in doing so, at the state level, their harming their own citizens. - Andrew Behar, CEO of non-profit group As You Sow which promotes corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, speaking to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! - March 29, 2024

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    Teacher who resigned after her OnlyFans page was discovered says new employer fired her for violating social media policy
    www.kbtx.com Teacher who resigned after her OnlyFans page was discovered says new employer fired her for violating social media policy

    Brianna Coppage said she made $1 million on the platform, which she was using to supplement her teaching salary.

    Teacher who resigned after her OnlyFans page was discovered says new employer fired her for violating social media policy

    Had to supplement her $42,000 per year teacher salary with OF and made nearly $1 million in six months (almost 50 times as her salary) before the school caught wind of it and forced her to resign. Got a new job out of education and was fired five days later when they discovered news articles about her.

    Edit: To those basically saying she had it coming because she made her OF account public...

    1. Sex work is real, valid work.
    2. There is nothing wrong with sex work. Sex-shaming is Puritanical horseshit.
    3. "But her students could find her OF!" is a problem their parents should have to solve. It is not her responsibility to use an alias, because of points 1 and 2.
    4. Every other argument criticizing her for her sex work during her non-teaching hours is fucking moot.
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