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Hiya! I'm Matías, a political scientist from Chile, dedicated to understand the intersection between social struggles, political competition and the Welfare State.
I'm also an overall urbanism nerd and a long time beginner Linux user.
Let's see how this works :)

@checkervest there's literally nothing homeowners hate about homeless people that wouldn't be solved by giving them a home.

They leave trash around! Yeah they lack garbage pickup. Give them a home

They are always ranting and raving. Me too, but I have four walls so nobody sees. Give them a house

They're dirty. They don't have a room dedicated to getting clean. Give them a home

If people want an open network, stop shit-talking open things 

If people want an open network, stop shit-talking open things 

re: USPol: The Debate 

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re: USPol: The Debate 

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The pupil studied the array of weapons on the walls of the training hall.
"Master, which is the best sword?"
"That depends on what weapons and armour your opponent has, and the environment."
"But surely one makes you happiest?"
"Oh, yes!" The master smiled. "A sheathed one."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

(almost) every computer related talk ever:
back in the 60's we calculated by banging expensive stones together but now we just whisper our dreams to the sand and the sand is cheap

Have you ever sent a fax?

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US Dem primaries, CA, Important voting information 

oh but we can make it worse tho

schools with the highest testing scores get better funding while lower scoring schools get nout

you would think the lower test scoring schools would get better funding to help allocate sources to better teach the children, right? congrats, you still have a soul. whoever invented and defends this system sold their soul a long time ago.

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One thing architecture can accomplish is total redefinition of space. But it doesn't necessarily have to, and it doesn't necessarily do so. Replace the shrine to a local deity with a cairn of stones to mark a great Jewish sage who died. Replace the cairn with an islamic mosque, replace the mosque with an Orthodox church. This is the history of Palestine, but it is also the history of a locality that has never changed it's general significance from "place to worship"

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The problem with city planning has always been how to cope with the infinite creativity of people in the density of a city. How were the creators of the New York City subway in 1904 to know that they had created a canvas for the graffiti writers and artists of the 1970s? How can we plan for what people may do with a given space?

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This dictator oppressed me and my family and my friends. I know people who sit in jail because of that dictator. I know people who were killed because of that dictator.
Apparently, declaring that he is against USA gives him not just one benefit, but two. Not only can he rule with his iron fist for the sake of keeping enemy at bay; but he can also get support from some US liberals when people are rallying against him. Because the world would be a better place with him in charge, right?

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Source: I am from a country ruled by a dictator who is well into their third decade of ruling, and now arranges things to stretch it into a fourth.
This dictator oppresses people. (re rainbow flag) This dictator promotes homophobia, because it is easier to rule when there is some enemy.
And yes, this dictator opposes USA. Not because USA is bad, but because it also creates an image of enemy, making it even easier to rule and oppress people.

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Unpopular opinion.
Just that someone opposes USA does not make them a good person.
Just that some ruler opposes USA does not mean they're not a dictator, does not mean they do not oppress their own people, and does not mean people don't have a right to rise against that dictator.

Not sure why it is unpopular. I thought it is so obvious that it should go without saying.

Just gals being pals, exhibit #7269047.
Also, does this mean that mother of Jesus was a lesbian 🤔
@OCRbot

holiday meta, medical 

there's this almost fetishistic view on work i've seen some communists espouse where it's assumed everyone will have to do monstrous amounts of work after the revolution & living standards in the 1st world must fall precipitously in order for colonialism to be reversed—

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re: the necessity of work in a post-capitalist society, i think it's important to note there's a huge difference between labour and work and between 'having' to do something because it's necessary or because it's good for your quality of life, and 'having' to do something because your capitalist overlords will starve you otherwise

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