I say, "we homeschool," because it makes communication easy. But what we're primarily doing is NOT sending our kids to state-run, coercive, traditional Prussian-style, competitive, divide life into subjects, sit-still, shut-up, show up on time SCHOOL.

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Are there any books or guides on how to run, or participate in, a group in an #anarchist way? I'm going to be in a position of authority, and I'd like the group to be steered towards an anarchist method. Are there any guides on mistakes to avoid, or tips and techniques to do things the right way? I want to learn.

I'm very new to #anarchism. Pls feel free to boost. I hope this question isn't as oxymoronic as it might sound.

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Racism 

This might be one of the best singular pieces of food criticism I've ever read. it sums up everything about the idea of southern cooking in the foodie world.

eater.com/platform/amp/2019/11

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Really, asking "what should replace Facebook" is putting things the wrong way around.

A more interesting way to ask the question is, "what did Facebook replace."

People used to build their own websites. People used to have blogs. People used USENET which was truly distributed and un-censorable.

Facebook and Google took the open internet and open standards and monetized and made everything crappy. Enough of that. Nothing should replace Facebook, it's done, stick a fork in it.

I wrote a jingle to help my kids remember my mobile number (which is "their" phone number since we don't have a landline). This song works best with phone numbers with no sevens or zeros (all single-syllable numbers), but try it with yours regardless.

I sing it out loud a lot, and they sing along. Eventually, you can just hum it from time to time for a memory refresher.

Music is CC license attribution, share alike. creativecommons.org/licenses/b

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We #homeschool because school is amazing at crushing kids' interests and obsessions—we're happy to go slow in some subjects (or all of them) to make space and time for intense focus on something a child wants to obsess over.

(There is some parental value judgement—obsession in Zelda is allowed to grow as a reward for doing other things. But even here surprises exist. Skill in numeracy can develop by analyzing hit point ratios, in music via game sheet music, in literature by novels.)

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There are a lot of interesting-looking Soviet-era mathematics and science books and booklets (translated into English and free to read) at archive.org/details/@mirtitles

Via mathstodon.xyz/@jarban/1022097, where @jarban linked to one on linear recurrence relations.

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This is remarkable: an amateur built a modest array of Yagi-Uda antennas, hooked it up to hacked digital TV chips and detected a pulsar. Not only that, they observed the pulsar continuously long enough to catch a rare "glitch" in action. (1/n)

Vela Pulsar Glitch Detected with RTL-SDR Based Radio Telescope

rtl-sdr.com/vela-pulsar-glitch

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Cherokee artist Shan Goshorn, known for her baskets woven in traditional Cherokee-style but with materials such as maps, treaties, photographs, often highlighting injustices done to Native peoples #womensart t.co/cUaFGDSNaI

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its ok to be lazy and leave your kitchen messy sometimes, treat yourself!

:promoted: Promoted by Ants

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@forAll52 A common strategy for authoritarian rule is to change the meaning of one word to replace a less acceptable word.

In this case, when authoritarians talk about "responsibility," what they're actually talking about is "obedience." They're talking about "not challenging." They're talking about "conformity."

By using this one word in an ambiguous way, constantly shifting its meaning, they are able to attach a moral value to it and more effectively control the populace.

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dystopian plot idea, my roommate is loud on the phone 

The Konmari Damacy idea came from my roommate painting a vivid mental image of Marie Kondo as a eugenicist dictator: “Does this person bring joy?”

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