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selfie, ec 

now y'all can finally see what I look like (hope no one is too scare) 😆

I am sitting on the stairs of my house on two pillows (as it was only reasonable looking background) with the phone at arms length or the front camera "adds weight"

My hair is probably too long and untidy but at my age I'm glad to still have it 😆

took *ages* to get a OK one and had to avoid falling down the stairs..

comments/boosts OK (I doubt anyone is going to want to flirt with this "old uncle")

nationalistic and fascistic propaganda songs forced on children 

The lyrics tell that it's our greatest will to live and die for the Finnish flag.

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nationalistic and fascistic propaganda songs forced on children 

Okay, I (tried to) listen to the much-talked strong britain song that schoolkids over there are forced to sing.

I mean, it's terrible. But in the end, it's just a softer version of this song that we were forced to sing in the school at least until early 1990s. And I don't know if this is still sung in schools. I hope not.

youtube.com/watch?v=NWgJMdftFh

@stux Mastodon is like a massive suburb and every instance is a house. You own one house and can say "don't say that in my house". If someone doesn't like it, they can move to another house or buy a plot of land and build their own.

Facebook/Twitter etc is like a company town in the middle of nowhere. They make the rules and if you don't like them, you can leave, but there's nowhere to go and they keep everything. They're the only place around and everything they build is designed to force you to stay there

misreading "soaring crime rates" as "soaring crime rats" and visualizing a bunch of bank-robbing rodents with jetpacks and tommy guns

[UtrechtBIJ1]

⏰ Niet vergeten! Morgenavond om 18u30, #Pride Demo in #Utrecht!

Demo vertrekt vanaf Moreelsepark, via A'damsestraatweg en eindigt in het Julianapark.

Organisatie: Niet normaal, Papaya Kuir, FiTe QLuB, Colored Qollective, We reclaim our pride

FB: facebook.com/events/8601802581

[:tw: tweets.newsbots.eu/UtrechtBIJ1#bot]

reading: The Road to Terfdom 

"""The more I learned about Mumsnet, the more the forum reminded me of my past reporting on the ways men are radicalized by the toxic online “manosphere,” where pick-up artists (PUAs) and men’s rights activists (MRAs) recruit followers by exploiting real fears (such as economic anxiety) and blaming marginalized outgroups (women, people of color, Jews) for societal failures. …"""

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reading: The Road to Terfdom 

lux-magazine.com/article/the-r

"""As I read thread after thread, I noticed that many of the posters wrote about feeling newly disenfranchised and isolated after giving birth for the first time; cast out of a society in which they had previously enjoyed power by virtue of their relative wealth and education. Through organizing around this “taboo” issue (…) they were experiencing solidarity and a sense of purpose that had been missing in their postnatal lives."""

Pier pressure : a glitch at where part of a date ended up being entered as a transaction amount has led to folk being charged over £2100 ( 2450€, $2923) for (un?)fairground rides at a pleasure pier...

(whatever happened to "floor limits" for bank transactions?)

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suss

we've never seen bagpipe levels like this

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british fascism 

I don't know if it's talked about enough how much of a problem neo-imperialism is in the UK. Like how many people are still proud of the empire, are salty that it collapsed and want to get another going again

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Quand ton job c'est de faire des téléphones bien lisibles pour personnes âgées mais que tu fournis une doc écrite avec une taille de caractères digne d'un contrat d'assurance...

@Stoori Nowadays, I shit you not, the government is trying to get schoolchildren to sing a North Korean style patriotic song in schools, about "strong Britain, great nation"

If you have to keep telling people over and over that your country is great and your leaders are strong and life's getting better all the time etc etc, it's probably not all that great

Was ist den Mr Bobby bitte für ein Stück Britische TV Geschichte????!?!?

youtube.com/watch?v=9t1mkjhmJV

[From May] RIP Yuan Longping, agricultural scientist who was the "father of hybrid rice". In the age of Lysenko, he was into Mendelian genetics—a risky stance. His innovations helped avert famine and fed millions. 🍚

nytimes.com/2021/05/23/world/a
archive: web.archive.org/web/2021052314

#RIP #news #science #china 🐘

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