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“Intellectual freedom is essential to human society—freedom to obtain and distribute information, freedom for open-minded and unfearing debate, and freedom from pressure by officialdom and prejudices.”(continued ⬇️)

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“Such a trinity of freedom of thought is the only guarantee against an infection of people by mass myths, which, in the hands of treacherous hypocrites and demagogues, can be transformed into bloody dictatorship.Freedom of thought is the only guarantee of the feasibility of a scientific democratic approach to politics, economics and culture.” — andrei sakharov

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The Democratic "Party" is not a real party. It's a neoliberal capitalist gang owned by Wall Street.

Ruling-class mouthpieces like The Atlantic are admitting Democrats don't need Biden to be good at all, just alive.

This is literally the lowest bar possible

It's the living dead

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I like a common theme of westerns, given their settings past the frontiers and the rule of law: that we find out who people truly are when they think no one is watching. The same theme seems to run through the American coronavirus response, and now I don’t like it at all.

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All Dockyard Press e-books will be free for a month. You can get them anywhere but Amazon, because seriously—and especially now that they’re running warehouse staff ragged without any meaningful additional support while we’re in the throes of a pandemic—the hell with Amazon. Tony Black, Barry Graham, Icy Thug Nutz, Daishin Stephenson, and some joker going by Lessard. Stay safe, everyone.

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Suspension of rent even for just a couple of months would be a transformative event for this country.

This is gonna be a fist fight.

the US government is trying to quietly pass legislation that will undermine end-to-end encryption. if the bill passes, it will have a global impact.

eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/cong

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E-Books for sale! 

damn, people. stop creating unnecessary scarcity problems

dismissive comments about corvid-19 that i have heard:
"this virus bullshit"
"it just another flu"
"it is being blown out of proportion"

how american to ignore facts.

how american for the individual to refuse to modify one's behavior at the risk of the community.

i am currently in arizona.

there is a fucking barbecue in the grocery store parking lot.

the playground is full of kids.

the parks are full of people.

i have yet to see a local broadcast news report that conveys the gravity of the situation.

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Hoarding food or goods for use is asinine. If you create the very problem you anticipate, you should be shunned. Hoarding food or goods for resale is worse. You should be beaten bloody. Hoarding power because aid might thwart your agenda on reproductive rights ... your head belongs on a pike, Mr. McConnell. Not a joke. There. Soap box done with. Enjoy a cake.

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Capitalism is such an insanely immoral, sociopathic system that, when there is a massive global pandemic of a contagious, potentially deadly disease that's grinding all of society to a halt, the response of filthy rich corporate CEOs is to tell workers to "donate" their sick days

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Please sign this petition for a moratorium on evictions in Massachusetts during the COVID-19 pandemic! bit.ly/2w5kP7l

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Black out day, selfies, eye contact 

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“Intellectual freedom is essential to human society—freedom to obtain and distribute information, freedom for open-minded and unfearing debate, and freedom from pressure by officialdom and prejudices.”(continued ⬇️)

“Such a trinity of freedom of thought is the only guarantee against an infection of people by mass myths, which, in the hands of treacherous hypocrites and demagogues, can be transformed into bloody dictatorship.Freedom of thought is the only guarantee of the feasibility of a scientific democratic approach to politics, economics and culture.” — andrei sakharov

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DNS, HTTPS, DoH, it's a lot of acronyms.

The most important thing to know is we're basically saying FU to attackers on the network and 3rd parties who have access to data that ties your computer to the sites you visit.

t.co/S6GpzuMEJR tweeted by @Firefox

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