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"We must be able to grasp the world and reality, so we may complain of their monotony with a clear conscience." - Ingmar Bergman
"We must be able to grasp the world and reality, so we may complain of their monotony with a clear conscience." - Ingmar Bergman

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Crocobear. 4d12 HD. 25 HP. +4 To-hit. AC 6. Init 11. Save 12. Attacks: Bite 2d12(M), Claws 1d12(M). # Appearing: 1. Behavior: Stalker (-1). 
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Let it not be said I'm not a man of my word. It may not be much, but it's all thanks to everyone who bought +Bedroom Wall Press books in the past months since the first Muslim Ban. 

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Effective immediately, all of my books are now pay what you want, with proceeds going to support CAIR. Please, if you've been waiting to buy us in print, now is a better time than ever to do so, and help people in the process.

http://www.bedroomwallpress.com/2017/01/bedroom-wall-press-to-donate-sales-to.html

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Hey friends. Long time, no chat. I came here to ask you all a favor, and it's to take a few minutes to donate to CODE2040. I just made a donation of $100. Here's the link if you don't feel like reading the rest of this post: 

https://code2040.secure.nonprofitsoapbox.com/code2040

The specific reason I'm asking is to counter this request from ESR to donate to an Indiegogo campaign run by a racist ("neoreactionary") blog: https://plus.google.com/+EricRaymond/posts/PGrPphhSRNE

Now, I'll spare you a big rehashing of the events leading up to this - and ESR's subsequent "victory lap" blog post. The TL;DR is that one of the speakers at LambdaConf this year is an infamous pro-slavery, pro-racism "activist." As a result, many folks in the tech industry who care about fostering a safe, inclusive community in which all have an equal chance to succeed, have decided to drop out of participation at the conference. ESR, racist that he is, decided to "support" LambdaConf, and encouraged his followers here on G+ to donate to an Indiegogo campaign run by a racist blog called Status 451 (go look them up if you think "racist" is an exaggeration). In his "victory over the SJWs!" blog post, he took partial credit for this "victory" because he asked his 20k G+ followers to donate.

In return, I'm asking you, my just-short-of-99k followers, to consider donating to an organization whose mission is to create pathways to success for Black and Latino/a engineers. I think we can out-donate his followers, because love and inclusivity is stronger than hate. (And because I have more followers than he does.)

So, don't let hate win. Donate to CODE2040, help underrepresented minorities succeed in tech, and make racists mad. And please re-share. <3

(If you do donate, feel free to comment here with the donation amount. Unlike with the Indiegogo campaign, there's no way to tell how many people donate to CODE2040 as a result of this message.)

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Sopu is an app designed to help incoming refugees and immigrants make new connections in Finland.

Many immigrants and refugees coming into Finland rely mainly on smartphones and ad hoc Facebook groups to meet potential hosts, make housing arrangements, or get help settling here. We want to make something that will make it easier for those coming in to connect with those in Finland who want to help.

We're currently soliciting crowdfunding contributions, and we could use your help. If you'd like to contribute, follow the link, but even if you can't, please share the campaign.

http://mesenaatti.me/en/sopu/

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Your friendly reminder that time is nearing an end for you to grab all my books in print for a mere $30!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/112202/The-Bedroom-Wall-Press-Pack-BUNDLE?manufacturers_id=4617

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"Instead, Google CIO Ben Fried wrote what I’m pretty sure is the most brazen, jaw-dropping attack on an open Internet that has ever been publicly published by the executive of any Internet company. I mean, flip some words around and it sounds like you’re reading Comcast’s position against Net Neutrality."
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