Fediverse friends and followers from around the world, I have a huge favor to ask!
If you are out for a walk or drive and you spot a payphone, would you mind sending me a photo of it? (DMs are always open) I will feature it on my #100DaysOfPayphone thread over on the birdsite and of course give you credit.
When I started this a couple of weeks ago I didn't realize all of my old photos from before 2018 are gone, which means the hundreds of old phone photos I had taken at one point are also gone. But maybe this opens an opportunity to see payphones from around the globe.
This could be a payphone that you spot in the wild that still exists (thank God there are still some of those out there) or it could be a photo you took in the past of a phone that may or may not be there anymore. But please, let me see your payphones!
If you have photos of other cool phone equipment or phones that aren't payphones, they won't work for the #100DaysOfPayphones thread, but I encourage you to send them my way as well. Phone related stories? I'd love to hear them! Please help me spread this around the world!
All payphones are acceptable, but I especially encourage you to send in any photos you have of payphones from countries other than the US or phones that are unique in some way. Also, PLEASE boost this toot and help me get this call for help out there! Thank you! 📞
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instacart, union busting
instacart is laying off 2,000 of its 10,000 employees, including every single employee who voted to unionize.
can I get a good rousing "fuck instacart" going in the chat
uspol, near future events
so the next week or so is likely to be hectic.
my greatest hope is that each and every one of you has someplace safe and warm to be without needing to leave for at least that long.
barring that, keep yourselves safe to the best of your ability.
check on your folk. really check on 'em - people are worn and confused and afraid and a few moments connecting with another caring human can go a long way to easing some of that for a time.
disconnect when you can, rest when you tire, and know that there is still love and you're a part of that.
block rec, nazi enabler
Got a new instance (norrebro.space) wanting to, theoretically, platform and "in good faith" discuss with actual nazis.
Attached picture [CC] is of the admin of said instance.
They claim to be the first Danish instance, which would be very sad if this trash is gonna have this title. Not sure if that's true tho.
fediblock recommendation, transmisia, personal harassment
worms really do be coming out of the woodwork, aren’t they. 🔨
- whole of frennet.link is a cesspool of this, including admin
- working with people from gleasonator.com which is, at the very least, frozen peaches (check rules)
If you admin a server, I'd recommend going invite only for a while till we work out whether the fash will try an make inroads on Fediverse after all this censorship that's going down.
health, personal, uspol adjacent
I am happy that so many people are happy today in USia. It definitely feels like a celebration is in order.
Please remember that a major public health crisis is still ravaging our society and take care of yourselves and your neighbors.
I have been pretty much housebound since the beginning of March to minimize the chances of my immunocompromised spouse being infected. I know we feel the need to get out and be together and happy. I totally get it, trust me. But be safe about it, please.
To everyone joining right now:
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If you're wondering whether you should vote at all, the answer is unequivocally "yes, you should". You should also do a bunch more immediate and effective work.
But there are good reasons why fascists spend so much effort trying to get people not to vote:
Who the President is matters
Who the national representatives are matters
Who your local officials are matters
No, simply voting will not fix a broken system. Just like bailing water doesn't fix a leaky boat. That doesn't mean it's not important! Voting in a system that's less broken gives people the time and space to do the other work.
kill your heroes. believe in ideas, not in the people who pioneered them. the picture of your hero that you hold in your mind is always more perfect than they were in reality -- and when you attempt to defend them from criticism, because you have built your beliefs on that person, you will inevitably betray some of your own ideals.
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