Rusted Neuron (this Mastodon instance) is now a year old! Many thanks to @mastohost!
Politics, Trump, Tired of this shit
The Demoralizing Reality of Life Under Trump. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/08/demoralizing-reality-of-life-under-trump.html
"… meaningless or gibberish or lies or all three, his words still make us anxious, worried, and stressed."
"The actual psychic toll on our mental health is crippling. The lost sleep, the grinding anxiety, the escalating fears don’t just represent squandered time. They start to chip away at your health and at your soul."
Mass Shootings, Suicide
Can We Prevent Mass Shootings By Preventing Suicide? https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/can-we-prevent-mass-shootings-by-preventing-suicide/
"… the people who commit violent mass killings overlap, at least somewhat, with people who are feeling suicidal."
"… what’s appealing about red flag laws is that these rules have the potential to shift the emphasis from a cut-and-dried checklist of dangerous traits to a more nuanced system that accounts for a person’s big-picture emotional state."
We should be learning about this now; using the information to design tactics and strategies to disempower the 30% who actually yearn for strong man government.
"Democracy is most secure, and tolerance is maximized, when we design systems to accommodate how people actually are. Because some people will never live comfortably in a modern liberal democracy"
The Man Who Thinks Mass #Surveillance Can Work https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/political-confessional-the-man-who-thinks-mass-surveillance-can-work/
Yes, there really are people who want to live in a #panopticon. They may have nuanced views – as this guy does – but they are still willing to trust the government with that power.
Yes, that should frighten you.
As of this morning it's official… I DEFINITELY caught the con-crud at #Dublin2019. (cough * cough)
Just seated for the #Dublin2019 closing ceremony. The convention is basically a wrap; nothing left but the Dead Dog party!
Whenever you are past the edge, out in the wind, look for me.
Rusted Neuron is an invitation-only 'Intentional Community'. It is not intended to represent a specific focus, although the people you find here are generally intelligent, creative, and witty. Content and conduct rules are set by the community, not by fiat. The one thing we will not tolerate here is intolerance; you can agree to disagree, but you must treat others with respect.Currently the membership limit is 100 people and there are plenty of slots available. The goal is to try to replicate real-world community interaction and norms enforcement online. Keeping it small is intended to create a village atmosphere by staying well under Dunbar's Number.