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history, colonialism Show more

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Reasons to quit Twitter and Facebook and switch to Mastodon finertech.com/2019/03/21/reaso

These companies poison us and our communities. It’s time to go elsewhere.

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UK pol / Brexit --- Show more

Things I can never unsee/hear from the internet Show more

Family, money, neg Show more

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Researching air filters for my house because daughter has asthma cause the air sucks.

Dread video chatting with my mom. What is there to talk about?

She's living 9000km away in practically another world.

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do I swear too much? Show more

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do I swear too much? Show more

Canadian military, trans soldiers Show more

politics,
wish it was more policy and less spectacle

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i want to pixelfed but don't want to link that account to myself here :P

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Inside the Video Surveillance Program IBM Built for Philippine Strongman Rodrigo Duterte

Jaypee Larosa was standing in front of an internet cafe in Davao City, a metropolitan hub on the Philippine island of Mindanao, when three men in dark jackets pulled up on a motorcycle and opened fire. That summer evening, Larosa, 20, was killed. After the shooting, according to witnesses, one of the men reportedly removed Larosa’s (...)
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fastcompany.com/90315706/kids-

This is why I never share pictures of our kids publicly. I rarely share events of our lives too (sometimes I have to, hope the kids will understand). This is why I shout the head off of any relative who re-posts a picture of the kids online.

Social media is a dangerous weapon. We should wield it responsibly. Especially when #parenting.

Chinese (Traditional) Ebooks Show more

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