[-] APassenger@lemmy.world 27 points 2 days ago

Obama broke Occupy. Biden and Clinton are vocal about not supporting the anti-genocide protests (except to say the protestor have specific rights).

There are no political leaders sympathetic to protests here. Only those who could maybe be cowed if we really fought. If that was likely, the FBI would infiltrate and agitators would create reasons for enforcement.

We're talking Floyd levels of riot that would remind people of Jan 6th and leave people feeling justified. MLKs proymtests were NOT popular at the time... We're looking for something and someone like that. Closest we've got is Shawn Fain.

My riot, for now, is my vote and my tepid support of formerly-Dark Brandon. He's done a lot. More than most. But Garland was a shit pick. And now we're here with trials delayed all over the place because Garland dithered.

[-] APassenger@lemmy.world 1 points 3 days ago

"When you're a star..."

[-] APassenger@lemmy.world 8 points 4 days ago

Thank you for saying this. This fact is missed so often and it's vitally important to understand US politics right now.

[-] APassenger@lemmy.world 2 points 4 days ago

This is the same conversation my wife and I just had. Funerals are for the living. That's not to dismiss them, I think they serve a purpose in helping the living reconcile to their new normal.

[-] APassenger@lemmy.world 5 points 4 days ago

I want neither a religious leader nor some physicist with vague "energy" platitudes as a speaker at my funeral. But I think that's the thing. Death is personal. We want different things. And that's it's own beauty.

For me... I want an atheist with an understanding of pain, suffering, delight and nothingness. Someone to, without lecturing, explain that in my view I was not here for eons. Then, for a brief period I lived. I stumbled, loved, and grew old. I relished my moment. I saw it for what it was and made what I could of it. And now I return to the nothing.

Selfless, selfish, nurturing and angry. I did it all. I stayed at home for vacation, I traveled. I was poor. I had a season of money. I lived my moment. I am at peace with that. It could have been far, far worse.

And while returning to the nothing may seem ghastly to some, to me it has beauty. Symmetry.

Even this happy life has struggle. One day, the struggle ends.

[-] APassenger@lemmy.world 4 points 4 days ago

I mean yeah, but... No?

Their stories are different. It's like saying that three fan fics by three different authors that use a select few "same characters" actually have the same characters... When they behave in ways that are incompatable with the other fan fics.

That's kinda the problem. That and geography. They all think the same patch of land is super important. And the land around that is important, too.

This is one of the ways that those "same characters (gods) " were incompatible.

When you back away from it all, it's the God of Abram/Abraham. But the details matter to adherents. And the details are quite different.

The us and them created by those stories is essential to understanding this. And the land grabs. And the killings. And the rationale.

[-] APassenger@lemmy.world 22 points 5 days ago
[-] APassenger@lemmy.world 19 points 5 days ago

There's a fast food restaurant called Arby's that serves those sandwiches.


This seemed more balanced and upbeat than other reporting on the topic.

I'm always happy to see support for Matter and increased awareness.

The more we expect matter devices and insist on them, the better things get for consumers.


Now that HA is getting further with local voice control, I'm working towards a full non-cloud, de-googled home experience.

We have a Google Home Hub and we love the slideshow aspect of it. If the Hub goes, I'd like to replace it with something visually appealing and take on the responsibility of putting photos into some directory(s) for use in a slide show.

Does anyone have:

  • Preferred HA card/integration/HACS solution?
  • Recommended hardware (ideally it's a screen, not a tablet)?
  • Advice for me while I'm on this journey?
[-] APassenger@lemmy.world 60 points 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago)

The video title is "Depressed" not "Depressing."

He based that on the suicide rate. It's hard to have a metric for happiness/depression, but that's a credible one.

The article took liberties with the message.

He spoke directly with many people across South Korea. Interview style and not coming at it with a load of certanties.

By the second sentence he said, "South Korea."

I don't know why so many people here have to imagine a slight and then react against it.

[-] APassenger@lemmy.world 201 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

jumps over the lazy dog.

Otherwise there's no "s."

It tells a short story that's visual and full of words people know how to spell.

[-] APassenger@lemmy.world 66 points 8 months ago

It's this part.

We're telling them they've gone too far, seeing rules... and giving them weapons. Are we giving them seasons so they listen?

And if they don't listen, doesn't this make us complicit and with exceedingly poor intensional optics?


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It's a work-in-process, but it already has many of the items people seek and additional commenters are welcome!


I tend to rely on City Planner Plays, and then Biffa, for hands-on explanations or analysis.

There has to be other sources of solid content - what is your preferred source of information?

I may give the dev diaries a read-through today, but I strongly suspect the content creators have already done a credible job of surfacing the bits that matter.

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[-] APassenger@lemmy.world 110 points 10 months ago

All the self righteousness of lemmy is strange.

There's not just better opinions, even small decisions are morally imbued and if someone steps out of line...

Wait, does using sync cause hurricanes? Earthquakes? Will the four big ponies of the lempocalypse arrive and snort angrily?

Otherwise, I get that a surge of people elated they have something you don't/can't have is off putting. FOMO is real.

But it doesn't need all the meme-shade.

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