Hi Mastodon. I've gone a long time without making an #introduction so here's one. I'm Sammy. I'm a software developing gay robot.
I am a techy, cuddly spoonie with diabetes (type 1) and some sensory processing fuckery.
Cooking, especially low-carb food, when I have the chance.
Factorio and spend way too much time playing it. I'll be posting my builds here.
Repairing things and diy projects, learning how things work, how to make them last longer, how to improve things myself, how to use new tools.
gotta protect those store fronts with zero people in them
A twitter link to a thread on burnout in black activists and how white activists cause it
If you are white or NBPOC and you want to actually learn what you may be doing wrong and how to stop, here is some more words on it:
i built a tool for quickly scrubbing metadata from images and selectively painting / blurring faces and identifiable features. it runs on a phone or computer directly in the browser, and doesn't send info anywhere:
i'm matching up to $3000 of donations, reply on this thread or birdsite with receipts
Boston specifically, USPOL, please please please boost
national guard are at newbury now, bail if you are still out there
asking for monetary help to get away from an abusive living situation, boosts needed
aight i've found someone i can stay with in seattle
now i just need to raise money to actually get up there
i need around $200 for a train ticket and anything else you can spare for everything that'll come after (phone bill, food, etc.)
my paypal is https://paypal.me/v33b33
thank you so much, all of you, for everything
Black Protests 😠 white Nonsense
So. We need to straighten out a few things. I was following the protests on Twitter all night last night, and noticed two recurring themes.
The first is that a lot of Black protestors have been talking about how their protests were peaceful until a bunch of white people showed up and started wrecking shit.
Apparently, Black organisers have had to ask white protestors to calm down, and some Black protestors have had to put out literal fires which white people started.
We all know who gets the blame in these things. We all know who faces the harsh consequences and who gets to walk home without much hassle.
There are a bunch of reports of this stuff in a thread by @FreeYourMindKid@twitter.com (I trust him as a reliable source):
planned demos in Boston (+)
I have privilege as a white-read person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards)
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)
I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can drive a car (#SandraBland)
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)
I can go to church (#Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
I can get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland)
I can lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile)
I can break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones)
I can shop at a store (#JohnCrawford)
I can have a disabled vehicle (#TerrenceCrutcher)
I can read a book in my own car (#KeithScott)
I can be a 10yr old walking with my grandfather (#CliffordGlover)
I can decorate for a party (#ClaudeReese)
I can ask a cop a question (#RandyEvans)
I can cash a check in peace (#YvonneSmallwood)
I can take out my wallet (#AmadouDiallo)
I can run (#WalterScott)
I can breathe (#EricGarner)
I can live (#FreddieGray)
I CAN BE ARRESTED WITHOUT THE FEAR OF BEING MURDERED (#GeorgeFloyd)
Colorism and white privilege are real. Say the names of those it kills.
The family of George Floyd have confirmed that this is the only legitimate fundraiser they are operating. not sure which fake ones, if any, may have been going around here earlier but this is it: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
uspol, Floyd protest, unions (+)
Oh, hells yes: The transportation union drivers are refusing to transport arrested demonstrators. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bv8zaw/minneapolis-bus-drivers-refuse-to-transport-george-floyd-protesters-to-jail
I'm a cuddly robot enby.
Feel free to send a follow req. But please no minors.
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