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Not wanting power over others isn't the same as being submissive. If you prefer a submissive role to an equal one then you allow a higher probability of someone exploiting you in some way. Would you not agree?

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I wonder how many NSA mass data collection ideas have been inspired by conspiracy theorists ranting on the internet

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*‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims*

"More than 400 pages of internal Chinese documents provide an unprecedented inside look at the crackdown on ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region."

"The students booked their tickets home at the end of the semester, hoping for a relaxing break after exams and a summer of happy reunions with family in China’s far west.

Instead, they would soon be told that their parents were gone, relatives had vanished and neighbors were missing — all of them locked up in an expanding network of detention camps built to hold Muslim ethnic minorities.

The authorities in the Xinjiang region worried the situation was a powder keg. And so they prepared.

The leadership distributed a classified directive advising local officials to corner returning students as soon as they arrived and keep them quiet. It included a chillingly bureaucratic guide for how to handle their anguished questions, beginning with the most obvious: Where is my family? …"

#China #Xinjiang #Uyghurs #HumanRights

Bug in @fedilab: app crashes when adding a picture to send

@kensanata I've thought of two new lists for . Please add me to both of them.
* Anti-reverse-bigotry
* Free range animal products

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I just super-glued my fingers together. If you're wondering how I'm doing now: 👌👌👌

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Websites should work without JavaScript. If you disable JavaScript and your site becomes unusable, you need a redesign. It doesn't have to work as well as with JavaScript (if that were the case, you wouldn't use JS at all, right?), but it should still function well enough to read or use.

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On Moderation: An Ass-Backward Guide to Managing a Community Which Extends From Revolutionary Socialists to Anarcho-Capitalists

A set of principles Andreas Schou had pinned to his late, lamented, Google+ profile.

Now preserved on Pastebin:

Searching through Twitter it seems I didn't know how that phrase is used.

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Actually, now that I think about it, "In my defense, I was left unsupervised" is a pretty good definition of adulthood. 😋

You know what would be handy?
A special cookie or cookie-like thing that sits on your browser and tells every website you visit your preferences on dark vs light theme.

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I like the colour blue so I'm going to vote Tory jk

> רבֿקה favourited your status
Well that was quick!

I wonder if the use of north as the 'chief' cardinal direction has its roots in the use of the pole star (which is always pretty much due north) for navigation. Or maybe both are so old that its impossible to tell.

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