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Re: Awards

Postby shireling » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:50 pm

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me, as a kid: i can’t wait til i’m an adult so i can stay up late EVERY NIGHT

me, as an adult, crawling into bed at 6:30 pm: oh thank god

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Re: Awards

Postby shireling » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:26 pm

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A cow in Poland celebrated as an icon of freedom for her dramatic escape from slaughter has died from stress after being recaptured.

The red Limousin beef cow was caught Thursday near the village of Siestrzechowice and loaded onto a truck back to captivity, but she died during transportation, The Associated Press reports.

Her escape, which happened on Jan. 23, garnered attention worldwide after being reported by Polish website Wiadomosci in February.Workers were leading her towards a slaughterhouse-bound truck in southern Poland near Lake Nyskie. The cow fled, smashing through a metal fence and breaking the arm of a farm worker, according to the BBC. She then dove into the water and swam out to an island in the middle of the lake. There, she managed to evade capture for weeks.

Her fans included Polish politician, Pawel Kukiz, who told Sky News, “If all citizens could show such determination as this cow, then Poland would be a much more prosperous country.”

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Re: Awards

Postby shireling » Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:42 pm

There's not a contest between the generations for who the 'real activists' and the 'real voices for justice' are. - Rowan Hagemann. The quote below is from his Facebook

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GenX, circa 1990: Shit, organizing is hard work. My parents just want me to study and ‘get a good job’ like they did, and I can’t get my message out beyond these zines I keep leaving at the coffee shop. 300 people at a protest is a big deal. *studies developing tech, starts building communication and information exchange platforms, settles down to a day job but doesn’t stop trying to change the world, takes up blogging. Eventually figures out self-care*

Millennials, circa 2001: OK, there’s got to be a better way to communicate and network to organise. Emailing everyone is just so damned tedious, and I can’t really share blogs . I try to talk to my family about what’s important, and they’re busy with their own shit. *works on developing social media, builds more collaborative communities, gets into encrypted apps and communication platforms. Can’t get day jobs in field, so ends up in high-turnover employment like teaching*

GenZ: This shit can’t stand. OK, everyone, put the word out on social media that we’re walking out of class to protest. Start making videos and putting them out there. We have shit to say.

Millenials respond: We have spent the last decade becoming strong and active voices for justice and activism. Now we have millions of followers and we’ll amplify you and support you.

GenX responds: A lot of us are your parents. We raised you on a steady diet of hero and heroine stories about faith and perseverance, and many of us never gave up our quiet rage. We’ll pack you a lunch, make sure you’re wearing good shoes for the protest, and remind you to wear sunscreen and not to use swears in news interviews.

There’s not a contest between the generations for who the ‘real activists’ and the ‘real voices for justice’ are.

We’ve been waiting for you, kids. Not to save us. To join us.

anoncoward:

Seriously - there’s been a LOT of gearing-up work to get to this point. Now it’s time to take advantage of it.

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Somebody, can I get an AMEN?
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Re: Awards

Postby shireling » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:34 pm

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Re: Awards

Postby shireling » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:55 pm

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Re: Awards

Postby shireling » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:07 am

PBS Channel: 'The following program contains content which may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.'

Me: Sure. I'll be discrete. :D
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Re: Awards

Postby shireling » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:00 pm

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Re: Awards

Postby shireling » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:14 pm

Goldman and Sachs literally fucking asked aloud if curing patients is a good business model.

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Re: Awards

Postby shireling » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:38 pm

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I wish this had been my prof.
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