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Just a friendly reminder:

We are closer to the Y2038 bug than the Y2K bug.

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UK, Universal Credit, Job Centre, Organising, Mutual Aid 

Just accompanied my friend to their job centre interview. We were worried they might get sanctioned for something.

REMEMBER FOLKS!
You are legally entitled to have someone accompany you to any job centre meeting.
citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits

I went in my #ACORN T-shirt with a notepad and a stack of printed out evidence and the relevant sections of the Universal Credit Act 2013.

I introduced myself as representative from ACORN anti-poverty union and said we were supporting my friend with their case.

Apparently the tone of the job "coach" was completely different. No more patronising bullshit or threats. Seems everything is fine for the time being and the job centre aren't going to try to fuck with us.

If they try anything, we are ready and they know that now.

DON'T LET YOUR FRIENDS STRUGGLE ALONE! Our power lies in organisation. Our power lies in solidarity.

Please boost for UK folks :boost_ok:

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Spider 

Male Eratigena atrica exploring above our window.

An Araneus sp. is sitting with her egg sac a short way above him, but fortunately he is not in the mood for a snack.

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Did you know that you don't have to be a Norwegian citizen to vote in the local election in Norway?

If you are from the neighbouring Scandinavian countries you just have to live here. If you are from another country you have to have lived here for a few months.

The election is in two weeks, but you can vote today and the next week also. Find your closest booth at valglokaler.no

And vote Green Party!

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Hey, I have a blind friend who might want to join us on the Fediverse. Does anyone have a guide to accessibility etc that might be more useful than me just sending her a link to an instance?

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song parody, death mention 

We blundered down the High Street
We stumbled through the park
With a treasure chest at midnight
Buried treasure in the dark
But our buckets and our shovels
Were too dark to meet the eye
If a man should kick the bucket
Well, that man should surely die
So we found a supermarket
Where some buckets were on sale
And we asked them most politely

For a whiter

Shade of pail.

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I close the book with a sigh. It seemed promising, but disappointingly had paradoxes in its time travel premise. I pick up my unwinder, to get the time I wasted on the book back.
*click*
I pick up a book. This one seems promising.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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if you are a bisexual on here, let me say this to you: hell yeah

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captcha: "select all the photos with tractors"
me: *selects all the photos with tractors*
captcha: "you didn't select every image with tractors try again"
me: "captcha. that is a fucking combine harvester. you're shit." 😒
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"Dad," she called, "there's a monster under my bed!"
Her father came in and sat on her bed. "What did you hear?"
"It said I'm a failure, and-"
"Oh. That used to live under my bed."
"When did it leave?"
He smiled. "When you said you loved me."
With a hiss, the monster was gone.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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What’s your favourite form of non-sexual intimacy with your partner(s)? 🥰

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as promised: my extremely long and rambly thread on black shuck, the east anglian demon dog! if you think you're gonna read it all then good fuckin luck lmao, no actually that'd be amazing, i'm not the best writer but i had fun reading up about this.
it's folklore, so general CWs for evil dogs, death, religion and the like.
this is gonna be a lot of posts, so muting the word "shuck" will remove it from your timeline

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ukpol 

Holy shit, there was a vote today to stop Boris Johnson from proroguing parliament and it passed by 1 vote...

We are literally 1 hearbeat away from not having a democracy, wtf

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Daughter has reached the age of asking "why?" to everything.

"hold on to that cup with both hands"
"why?"
"i don't want you to drop it"
"why?"
"It's made of glass, and if you drop a glass thing it can break"
"why?"
"because glass is brittle"
"why?"
"because supercooling molten silicon dioxide makes an amorphous solid which is weaker than the crystalline form"
"why?"
"the crystalline form has a tetrahedral lattice of ionic bonds"
"why?"
"because one silicon atom can bind with four oxygen"
"why?"

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Students at a Cambridge University College have been BANNED FROM PROTESTING against the college's President, who is, let's not mince words, a fucking monstrous criminal.

varsity.co.uk/news/17724

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