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Unskilled labor is a myth that employers use as an excuse to pay workers less.

Any labor takes some amount of skill to do. Just because quote-unquote "anyone can do it" doesn't make it unskilled. And what's more, many "unskilled jobs" are imperative to our society and its functioning. They are as important as, if not more than, the work of managers, executives, and "higher-ups."

Fuck anyone who puts you down by telling you that your work is unskilled or deserves to be exploited more. Your work is valuable. And so are you.

@photophoregirl and don't forget the chemists and process engineers who could be working on different feedstocks!

every oil worker you convince to make a career change is a wound in the side of this petrochemical tarrasque

besides the regular and expected good crimes, we should be doing what we can to help the people who work rigs and machinery get into other fields so they aren’t left adrift when the whole thing comes crashing and burning down

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the question is why has it been listed as a democracy the last idk 20 yrs or more

voter suppression, institutionalized racism, oligarchy, same steadily aging people leading it for years and years and years etc etc; if you described the state of the country without mentioning the name it wouldn't look very good at all

note that when Biden insists on calling the leadership of China or the DPRK "thugs" he is making use of the same racism as Trump does when he calls people agitating for BLM "thugs"

belly aching levels are 70% and rising

(70%) β– β– β– β– β– β– β– β–‘β–‘β–‘

things I learned during the years I was a pirate manga translator:
- there's no such thing as faithful translation. all translation is rewriting, some just try to mask it.

- the hard part is not having the skills to read source lang, but to write well in target lang

- and the hardest part of that is keeping character voices clearly distinct, while making dialogue feel natural

- the biggest temptation and the downfall of translators is to explain, to make clearer, to unweird, to homogenise

bicyclists love three things in this world
- women
- men
- cycling

and they named him Milvendil, or "Milf-friend", in the old milvish

atheism is a religion that worships charles dawkins as their god. hope this clears it up

rant on disability and mental illness 

I deeply dislike terms for disabilities which seeks to be inclusive and "tolerant" but really just exposes their proponent's ignorance and hypocrisy.

Don't call me "differently abled". I'm not differently abled, I'm disabled. Don't make it sound prettier for your own vanity.

I'm *not coping* in *your society* and you're not being inclusive or supportive, because "differently abled" implies that your society enables and supports *different ways to function* while leading a dignified and healthy life.

If you want to call me "differently abled" you must first implement "to each according to need, from each according to ability". There's no way around it.

Until that happens, acknowledge the fact that society is content with people like me leading a stressful, unfulfilling and unhealthy life, always wondering if tomorrow I'll be able to have a hot meal or if I'll have to beg relatives for a place to stay.

my large adult son brumpo saw heaven and won't stop hollering about metatron

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