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Around mid-summer 2017 I experienced a sudden and rapid loss of eyesight, so that I a year later could not tell how many fingers the doctor was holding up at arm-length distance.

Please don't be disappointed if I don't follow your account even if what you post is obviously in line with my interests. I simply can't follow all the accounts I previously would have or they all become useless. As for pure "follow-back", I never ever did that.

I always welcomed tips for content others thought I might have use for, as long as you allow me to find that not the case... without having to justify it.

I may not see messages you send me and that may not be malice. ;-P

Yeah, so... trying to use accurate reporting of underreported events as a form of activism doesn't work when posts that may have taken well over an hour with translations, extracting video/pics, editing, etc and then realizing "shit, I have to Content Warning-tag this, which means it will reach nearly nowhere".
To bad, as the Content Warning-tag probably could have been the best feature of Mastodon.

I might be back.

People take part in the annual "Equality Parade" rally in support of the LGBT community in Warsaw, Poland, June 8, 2019.
Pics: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

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I think we've all had those days when mood is just... this:

[Album cover of new "Sandokushi" by the excellent Shiina Ringo (]

"Alerta, alerta, antifascista!"
"No racists on our streets!"
Some of the slogans in Lund, south Sweden this afternoon,
as hundreds with flags and banners of various leftist organizations and the flag of Rojava marched against Nazism, following NMR's assaults on locals a week ago.

Huge demo against Turkey's illegal invasions of Afrin and South Kurdistan/"Kurdistan Region of Iraq", held in Cologne, Germany.
[full video in the article]

Several hundred people demonstrated against Nazism in Lund, south Sweden, following the Nazi group NMR's repeated assaults on locals a week ago.
Pics: SVT, No PEGIDA Sverige & Victor Pressfeldt.

Librarians are superheroes.

They have the power to find humankind's knowledge that it would take others a sometimes near impossible effort and... knowledge is power.
As with all superheroes, they thus empower all humanity equally against potentially lethal threats, such as lack of science.

"the global tyranny of the metric system"
:-D :-D :-D

"Enormous amounts" of "painted lady" butterflies in northernmost parts of Sweden now.
Usually arrive late summer or autumn, but this year the Mediterranean area is to hot for them.
"I have never experienced this before. […] Just like the migratory birds they are fleeing the heat of the Mediterranean", says expert to SVT.

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NYC "Running Down the Walls" 2019 announced by the NYC Anarchist Black Cross: Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Sunday, June 9th.

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It's on European Protected Species list against extinction, but...
people should eat beaver says Poland's reactionary PIS party Minister of Agriculture and as encouragement mentions claim that β€œtheir tails are said to be an aphrodisiac.”, because...
fuck nature and fuck science.

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Took 50 years, but now NYPD admit "[Stonewall Riots] actions taken by the NYPD were wrong, plain and simple. …I apologize"

However, the violent anti-LGBTQ behavior by the same NYPD continues and as it's not actively countered until removed, it must be seen as implicitly approved of.
Apologies for behavior that is ongoing don't mean much,
but the NYPD so very much want to pinkwash in Pride, now that bigotry isn't generally accepted.

OK, less my kind of music, but... apparently Miley Cyrus supported Occupy Wall Street and I just wasn't paying attention:

The lyrics:

"God money, I'll do anything for you.
God money, just tell me what you want me to.
God money, nail me up against the wall.
God money don't want everything, he wants it all.

No you can't take it.
No you can't take it.
No you can't take that away from me.

Head like a hole!
Black as your soul!
I'd rather DIE than give you control!

Bow down before the one you serve.
You're gonna get what you deserve!"

Nobody could convince me that ain't revolutionary anti-capitalist lyrics right there.

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