asking for help to get away from an abusive living situation, boosts needed
does anyone nearby (i'm in riverside county, in southern california) have a place i could stay in the near future? like, a couch i could sleep on? not yet, but it looks like things are gonna go to shit pretty soon no matter what i do, so it'd be nice to have an escape plan ready. my parents have been incredibly abusive since i moved back in with them, especially since they found out i was trans. today they went into my backpack and took all my hormones, and that's only the tip of the iceberg of the bullshit they've put me through. at the end of next month they wanna take me to mexico and i wanna be gone before then. please help.
Police violence in France
On the 17th of May, cops in greater Paris chased an 18-year-old to his death. 10 days later, 5 kilometres away, a 19-year-old was killed in the same way, chased onto train tracks. Between these two murders, members of the parliament drafted up a law that would make filming cops punishable by up to one year in prison.
#USPOL aside, this is an unheard of direct proposal to censor voices in America.
Please learn ways to obfuscate your location. Use encrypted messaging systems and more trusted platforms.
~ Be kind.
~ Be reasonable.
~ Help others learn how to protect their rights.
~ Contact your members of Congress.
Today I released the first edition of Riot Medicine, a public domain book to help street medics in the struggle for liberation, autonomy, and dignity for all. You can download all 466 pages for free here: https://riotmedicine.net/downloads
upgraded #openbsd on my laptop to 6.7 w/ success 😊
uspol, a covid discussion trope I hate
I truly hate the argument going around that actually it's poor people who want the economy open again. this country hasn't frozen rents, hasn't put a moratorium on companies firing their workers, and hasn't guaranteed people's salaries. so of course, since poor people want to fucking live, and this godawful country is giving them zero assistance, some of them want to get back to work because that's the only way under this hell economy that they can fucking eat.
it's the rich who need the economy to turn again, so they can get back to breaking records and recording massive profits. that's it.
Michigan plague lockdown partially lifted
Good news! The hospitals have room in the ICU for you!
Wait--the politically correct way is "Lockdown partially lifted in Michigan."
Wash your hands, wear a mask, don't be a social butterfly. You're all adults, they shouldn't have to spell this out.
I've lost multiple people to covid. Friends are fighting for their lives right now. Please don't join them.
in case anyone needs some encouragement today or this week: its okay to suck and not do shit right. like, you're literally a person hurtling through the cosmos on a weird rock and on the level, everyone is fucking up, all the time. people that look perfect just fuck up quieter. they're a fucking mess but not proud enough to claim it.
perfectionism is a tool of capitalism. fucking up and just owning to fucking up is punk as shit. be a loser today and come out swinging when you feel better.
I am unemployed. I don't believe I will be returning to academia.
If you or someone you know is looking for a high skilled, highly motivated Unix admin, technical writer, infosec consultant, or tech researcher, please get in touch. Willing to relocate anywhere (after the COVID-19 situation, of course) and work remotely in the interim.
(Please feel free to star and boost.)
Now selling "Cash Flow for Creators" from my e-bookstore.