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Here are threads of my notes (mostly quotes) from reading some theory.

Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Y. Davis: wrestle.town/@Odd_Bloke/104271
Comrade by Jodi Dean: wrestle.town/@Odd_Bloke/104298
The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale: wrestle.town/@Odd_Bloke/104305

(I'll reply to this with new ones as I start them.)

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Hello!

I'm Dan. Originally from the UK, I've been living in Kingston, ON since March 2017.

I love listening to music (I have an eclectic taste, but metal and classical are my true loves), reading, coding, and watching wrestling!

I work from home as a software engineer on the Ubuntu :ubuntu: Server team. My focus in that team is on cloud-init and curtin.

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Politics-wise, I'm a lefty, and inclusion is very important to me. I'm currently trying to work out what that means for me, both in my online life and my offline life. (I deal with a lot of anxiety, which makes working that out much trickier!)

Related to politics, this Mastodon/hometown instance is my first foray in to the world of the decentralised web, which I think is going to be very important over the coming years.

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Another very important part of my life is my ginormo-dog, Colt! We rescued him earlier this year. He's a ~4yo Great Dane and very friendly!

(The rescue named him Colt because he snorts like a horse when he is annoyed about something. They were not wrong to do so!)

I now recognize the blur that goes over the pito shoes

its 5 months from now, i open an envelope from Unemployment. I am excited because its probably an update on the status of my claim or even a fucking check.

its a printed photo of the pito shoes. i lose my shit laughing

Remember, it's not always fair to ask someone to CW their life experiences, even if it makes you uncomfortable. Remember, most Fedi instances provide powerful tools to hide topics that make you uncomfortable!

a guy i went to high school with got caught after robbing the same bank 3 times. he lived like 50 yards away from it

so if you ever watch a movie where smart detectives are trying to piece together a "pattern", just remember it's fiction

Like if there's been a trotskyist revolution with idk leninist & syndicalist sympathies or something I'll eat my words but until then, building solidarity is going to require you to either:

a) convince a mass number of people to adopt your specific stance on the nature of vanguard parties or whatever, or

b) accept that the best communism is whatever you and your local organizers have a realistic possibility of building, which probably isn't going to be precisely what any one person had in mind

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I know it's mostly preaching to the choir on here but leftist micro-identity really does feel like a short road to meaningless discourse when no winning revolution I've ever heard of has ever borne the flag of one highly specific school of thought, applied to the local situation without adaptation

Hacking my own instance to add a third button to the suite:
> Boost
> Fave
> I Shouldnt Reply Because This Is Wildly Out Of My Lane And Its Too Heavy For A Fave But Damn That Sucks Feel For You Bud

americans: "it's not our fault you elected bolsonaro"
the white house:

White House admits CIA involvement in “War on Corruption” which jailed Lula and elected Bolsonaro | Brasil Wire
https://www.brasilwire.com/white-house-admits-cia-involvement-in-latin-americas-war-on-corruption/

white kids treat being nazis online like an emo phase

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The tenth Fast and Furious movie should totally be called Fast 10 Your Seatbelt

We had exactly one planned food fight in high school and it was glorious. After our table got tipped up, other people took cover and there was no room for me, so I ran out of the cafeteria and, on my way out, I got absolutely nailed with a large meatball on my back shoulder.

The next day, we were talking about it in first period, and one dude, who was at my table, said to me "not gonna lie: I hit you with a meatball" and it remains the best thing that any human has ever said to me out loud.

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