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@jd

Thanks, but it seems that I can't view it without allowing twitter to run its javascript on my computer, which I don't intend to.
Is it this one? youtube.com/watch?v=8wcSSLo9TI
If so youtube-dl allowed me to get it...

Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on Thanksgiving: "It Has Never Been About Honoring Native Americans"
democracynow.org/2016/11/23/hi
'...Actually, itโ€™s never been about honoring Native Americans. Itโ€™s been about the origin story of the United States, the beginning of genocide, dispossession and constant warfare from that timeโ€”actually, from 1607 in Jamestownโ€”until the present. Itโ€™s a colonial system that was set up.

Thereโ€™s a sort of annual calendar for this origin story, beginning with Columbus, October 12. Why celebrate Columbus? It was the onset of colonialism, the slave trade and dispossession of the Native people of the Americas. So, that is celebrated with a federal holiday. Thatโ€™s followed then by Thanksgiving, which is a completely made-up story to say the Native people welcomed these people who were going to devastate their civilizations, which is simply a lie...'

So, yeah, as things stand right now,
I'm done with all disactive "social media" as of now and indefinitely.

My main purpose for over a decade was to share important news that others and I had found,
but as that has here and recently before elsewhere devolved into me mumbling myself to a heart attack while struggling though increasing blindness to find unreported emergencies,
it's not fucking worth it.
t's not what it was and it's now pointless.

Go ahead requipping/boosting/whatevering your mutual group-feelgoodiness and cat-pics,
while we all burn together.
Especially you that only appear to demand CW-tags, but ignore everything that is CW-tagged. You're literally worse than twitter-trolls.
No, it's fine. It's fine. It's fโ€ฆ

watch the : twitter.com/zei_nabq/status/99

โ€œI am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einsteinโ€™s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.โ€
โ€“ Stephen Jay Gould

MK-Ultra, all over again :-/
aclu.org/blog/national-securit
'...CIA doctors were hunting for a โ€œtruth serumโ€ to use on prisoners as part of a previously secret effort called Project Medication. The CIA studied records of old Soviet drug experiments as well as the CIAโ€™s notorious and discredited MK-Ultra program, which involved human experimentation with LSD and other drugs on unwitting subjects. The CIA doctors involved in Project Medication wanted to use Versed, a psychoactive drug similar to some of those used in MK-Ultra, on prisoners.

[....] Perhaps the most striking element of the document is the CIA doctorsโ€™ willful blindness to the truth of what they were doing. CIA doctors decided that waterboarding actually โ€œprovided periodic reliefโ€ to a prisoner because it was a break from days of standing sleep deprivation...'

@flugennock
@ekaitz_zarraga @jd
There is a very interesting article on Wikipedia about this issue: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map_pr
When I read it I was amazed at the complexity of it, in the sense of trying to keep all the properties of the countries (relative areas, shapes, positions...)

What a blatant example of how mass murder is celebrated by America's 1%ers in the name 'bipartisanship' ๐Ÿ™„
โ€“ In any War Criminal can get an award, apparently
/jd

โ€ข twitter.com/thehill/status/106

@ekaitz_zarraga @jd Basically, pretty much every attempt at map "projection" is an attempt to make sense out of the topography of a sphere on a sheet of paper. Gotta make it fit somehow.

The first time I saw Earth on TV via an Apollo mission telecast, it took me forever to make sense of it - not just because of the swirling cloud cover, but because it wasn't in "north is up" position like the globe in school.

@jd It's really cool but i'd say that's the real size but not the real shape... mercator deforms the shape more in the places nearer to the poles, so the real shapes are reduced in a different way... i guess...

@luka @jd Well, I suppose it doesn't really matter, technically - especially if you've seen the Earth from space - but at this point in human evolution, yeah, a lot of humans would be really weirded out.

@jd

this made me lough.

"But you can't put north to the bottom!"

"Why not?"

"Because it's freaking me out!"

youtube.com/watch?v=vVX-PrBRtT

@jd What happened to Greenland?! Is it global warming?๐Ÿ™ƒ

@jd
Wow. Russia, the Nordic countries and Greenland ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Lowkey
100 years since WW1: Honour the dead. Protect the living
youtu.be/j1Kj0NtZb2k
Today marks 100 years since the end of . Lowkey honours the dead with a call to protect the living

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