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cold take around here, relationships 

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This lovely shoot I did with one of my favourite people nearly 2 years is up on my instagram: instagram.com/aurpera

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Honestly it costs nothing to be a decent human being and treat others with the respect you'd want from them too

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@loke I do, regularly, hire bikes in London. At the moment, cycling in the city is a real pleasure.

09:00, Monday, 27th of April, 2020. Oxford Street, London. Normally one of the busiest shopping streets in Europe.

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@wakest haha discovered that i existed on mastodon long before i actually joined :perfect: thanks @liaizon

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look at this cute pink cat my friend in Kazakstan painted! I thought you would all appreciate it here.

by Olya Koto
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Approaching version 1.0 of Meetable, my open source events website. Today I worked on streamlining the installation process for Heroku, and it’s now installable in under 5 minutes, no command line required! Try it out! https://meetable.org
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They will press their ludicrous American Freedumb of Speech on us all, feeding private profit in the name of liberty.

They will do this because we let them. They will do this because all they give a shit about is their bottom line. They pretend otherwise, but all the evidence suggests that's the simple truth.

As long as we continue to serve them, they will continue to destroy us.

As long as we fail to rein in their avarice, their hatred for humanity, their utter disregard for the consequences of their actions, there will be more Brexits. There will be more Trumps, more Salvinis, more Orbans, more Borises.

We have a simple choice, to accept that our society as we know it is doomed, with a chosen elite fucking off to Mars with St. Elon, or we can start to change the world around us.

That started centuries ago. We have been set back by these peddlers of hate. That continues today, and every day. As you watch the lied to, the preyed upon, the deceived, remember that.

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This is a fight for what we believe in. That fight won't happen on twitter, paying cash into Jack's pockets, or on YouTube or Faecbook. That happens in the real world, with real people fighting for real change.

Find something near you, and join in.

We're better than this.

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It is important to remember today, Brexit Day, that there is nothing uniquely terrible about the British or the English people which has caused this monstrosity. They're just people, the tropes and lies which this idiocy rests on are not special or specific.

This could be happening anywhere, to any of us. If we are not careful, then this *will* be happening everywhere, to all us.

As long as we continue to fail to deal with the peddlers of division and hatred, we all risk the same miserable fate.

As long as we permit the disruption of civil society by Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Nadella and their like, this will keep happening. We know they care little for society, for democracy, for the interests of the vast majority of the human race or the planet we share.

They will continue to peddle hatred. They will continue to amplify the voices of the worst among us, the racist, the prejudiced, the hater. 1/

Just saw a fox! In the centre of London! Just a short walk from the British Museum. I was much more excited by the encounter than he was.

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“What are you without #racism? Are you any good? Are you still strong? Still smart? Do you still like yourself? ...If you can only be tall because somebody’s on their knees, then you have a serious problem.”
- #ToniMorrison, 1993 Charlie Rose interview

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@loke @nitza Having a walkable city does seem to be a problem in some parts of the world. Not so much here in the UK as, I suspect, most of our towns and cities predate the car.

@nitza @loke Anyway, who would want to drive their car in the city if they spent most of their time underground. It would just end up being a very expensive way of getting people out of their cars.

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