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Character is not whether or not you make mistakes but how you handle them when you do.

Done some cool things around here over the years... but this might just be the coolest.

All of you Joeys and N00bs(I mean that affectionately) That feel like you mess up too much, or can't be good enough to do what you do...

read this thread

All people who ostensibly are very good at what they do, and their worst fuck ups.

We need people to see those they look up to as human... not for the sakes of the mentors, but for the sakes of the mentees.

This was inspired by @ymkml who was struggling with some stuff the other day.

But I think a lot of others can use this too.

Someone carved the alphabet into a tree and let it deform for five years and made a font out of it:

The nature of the mastodon timeline is ephemeral. If a toot goes unboosted within 30 seconds, it's lost to eternity. In other words, I believe Eugen has shadow banned me

Help My 62 Year Old Father Is Sending Me An Article From The Atlantic About How The New Arcade Fire Album Is "Cringeworthy"

From "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck. As true today as it ever was.

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"The great owners ignored the three cries of history.Β The land fell into fewer hands, the number of dispossessed increased, and every effort of the great owners was directed at oppression.Β The money was spent for arms, for gas to protect the great holdings, and spies were sent to catch the murmuring of revolt so that it might be stamped out.Β The changing economy was ignored, plans for the change ignored; and only means to destroy revolt were considered, while the causes of revolt went on." (2/2)

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"And the great owners, who must lose their land in an upheaval, the great owners with access to history, with eyes to read history and to know the great fact:Β when property accumulates in too few hands it is taken away. And that companion fact: when a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need. And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed." (1/2)

@bradysflungtablet @StevenSavage yup.

"if the situation were hopeless their propaganda would be unnecessary"

The systems of tyranny will thrash and try to survive at any cost as their attempts at control mechanisms come apart.

If anyone missed it last night, I've launched a BBS (yes, an old-school BBS, text interface, you access it via telnet) to act as a chill social hangout for #trans folk.

Since it just went live, it's very small, but if we can grow it into a cozy little community, I think it could be pretty great.

If you're interested in the details, contact me directly.

Boosts are also appreciated!

#OtD 7 May 1945 Nazi Germany surrendered unconditionally, leading to the end of WW2 in Europe. But many fascists were reinstalled into positions of power without punishment. Especially in places like W Germany and Greece, but also in Bulgaria and Hungary.

It is hard to watch the Johnny Depp trial and not feel sorry for Amber Heard.

Regardless of who is guilty or innocent, the hatred unleashed at her is mind-boggling.

Even if she is falsely accusing Johnny Depp, what's your dog in this fight? He has excellent lawyers.

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