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  1. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    14 August 2020 - 03:20 PM

    TIL I learned there are badgers in North America.

    Honestly the thing I love seeing the most here is snakes, there are some common ones that are bloody enormous. Once I saw a juvenile hawk grab a meter long snake out the patch of bush outside my apartment (maybe it was a bit smaller, was kind of hard to tell watching is swing around like a helicopter as the raptor took off with it). Oh and I'm a bit obsessed with vultures because a two of them were chilling on my deck railing for no discernible reason (one threw up on the deck which was incredibly gross but kinda cool at the same time).

    (Please ignore untidy winter deck and also appreciate my ridiculous cat who couldn't decide she wanted to eat them or they wanted to eat her.)

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  2. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    14 August 2020 - 01:43 PM

    View PostMezla PigDog, on 12 August 2020 - 07:17 PM, said:

    I'm unhealthily impressed by this. I think I would lose my mind if I saw a raccoon. I'm trying to think of anything we have equivalent to show off with but I'm coming up short. Badgers? Hedgehogs? Foxes are nothing special here.


    I did lose it when I saw my first (and currently only) raccoon. It was jogging across the road like 'get out of my way'. I would love to see a badger. And a bear.

    I nearly got to see a tornado a little while ago but it missed us. I guess 'see' isn't quite the right word, since I believe you're supposed to lurk somewhere without windows or whatever.
  3. In Topic: Identity Politics

    05 August 2020 - 08:53 PM

    View PostAptorian, on 05 August 2020 - 07:25 PM, said:

    View PostKing Lear, on 05 August 2020 - 07:08 PM, said:

    View PostAptorian, on 05 August 2020 - 04:45 PM, said:

    I don't know. It's easy to point out problems. It's hard to know how to fix it. If I was living in the US maybe I'd be sitting in a clock tower taking shots at people wearing red hats.

    But I lean towards Azaths input. Unless you're ready for a war of annihilation, you defeat hatred and bigotry with love and patience. God knows I don't have the energy for that kind of business but other people do. Those are the people you support and protect.


    What does supporting and protecting them involve?


    Money? Time? Voting?

    In the area where I work there's a lot of outreach and teamwork that goes into communicating with citizens in the local area. Local politicians work together with school leaders, police officers, religious leaders, youth councillors, etc. A lot of work goes into creating relationships with families and these people spend a lot of their free time and personal life making the community better.

    That makes a difference. But it's not easy.


    But these are structural responses to what is being presented as an individual problem/solution. None of those things involve you or any of us supporting Amphibian who, on saying (I thought rhetorically, but I could be wrong - I doubt it though)

    View Postamphibian, on 05 August 2020 - 03:12 PM, said:

    How do I connect to someone who kinda doesn't believe that I should exist or be on equal footing with them and their direct actions make it harder and harder for me to live?

    (bolding mine)

    And received a response that fundamentally boils down to 'try harder'.

    I think it's a mistake to talk about this hypothetically when you're dealing with a real person who you have known for years saying "these people want to hurt me". I had a very visceral reaction to reading the conversation on this thread, and I can't help wondering what you would have or have felt if someone you'd known for a very long time said to you, on being told that the children and teenagers you were afraid of wanted to hurt you, 'have you tried reaching out to them'. And if you did try, or did want to try, what support would have helped child Apt or adult librarian Apt in way that actually felt useful?
  4. In Topic: Identity Politics

    05 August 2020 - 07:08 PM

    View PostAptorian, on 05 August 2020 - 04:45 PM, said:

    I don't know. It's easy to point out problems. It's hard to know how to fix it. If I was living in the US maybe I'd be sitting in a clock tower taking shots at people wearing red hats.

    But I lean towards Azaths input. Unless you're ready for a war of annihilation, you defeat hatred and bigotry with love and patience. God knows I don't have the energy for that kind of business but other people do. Those are the people you support and protect.


    What does supporting and protecting them involve?
  5. In Topic: Ferguson / USA Race Violence / Etc

    02 June 2020 - 06:25 PM

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    So this picture is possibly a bit large, but this is the border that Border Patrol has jurisdiction over. 65.3 percent of the U.S. population lives within this border zone according to this 2008 article.

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    Tsundoku 

    19 May 2020 - 21:34
    and another one, enjoy
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    Tsundoku 

    27 May 2019 - 08:08
    Sorry, missed your birthday as I was away from regular interwebz for a bit. Hope it was a good one.
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    Puck 

    27 Jun 2018 - 23:03
    Naaah, I gives you AAAALL the luvs! <3
    ..I keep meaning to email you, as usual.
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    Puck 

    27 Jun 2018 - 21:24
    Loves you moar <3 <3 <3
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    Tsundoku 

    19 May 2018 - 20:48
    Another year down, hope the next one is better even if the last one was good. Happy birthday
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    Tsundoku 

    29 May 2017 - 07:21
    Same old same old, just a new city - Townsville. Nice balmy winters though :)
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    Tsundoku 

    19 May 2017 - 18:42
    Happy birthday old girl ;)
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    Puck 

    14 Nov 2016 - 02:37
    There's ugly stuff on the news. Is youz okay? Are you still in NZ? *runs in circles screaming* Wish I had your number and could ask faster!
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    Puck 

    20 Aug 2016 - 10:44
    <3 <3 <3
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    Tsundoku 

    20 May 2016 - 10:59
    Happy birthday. Where ARE you these days?
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    Princess 

    13 Mar 2016 - 18:49
    The Netherlands, duh.
    Nah but for real, i've been busy studying a bunch and now i'm starting law school in September.
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    Princess 

    08 Mar 2016 - 08:47
    Hey KL! I suddenly realized how it had been since i was here last (4 years) and wanted to see how everyone was doing. Time really flies.
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    Puck 

    12 Feb 2016 - 22:57
    Imma just gonna leave you some hugs here! I'm so sorry I never manage to be around for long enough for more hugzz!
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    Puck 

    21 Sep 2015 - 10:15
    Nuuu, do not worry, I am just at work and they've heaped ALL the work on me today, but I saw you on chat and just HAD to slink in and say hi <3
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    Tsundoku 

    19 May 2015 - 19:38
    Hippo birdy two ewes
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