[-] Tenthrow@lemmy.world 38 points 2 months ago

I really miss Jim Varney.

[-] Tenthrow@lemmy.world 156 points 2 months ago

I know a lot of people who work from home, none of them do so from bed.

[-] Tenthrow@lemmy.world 42 points 3 months ago

Cafeful, this is a guy famous for killing when feeling threatened by unarmed people.

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The fundamental tenet of a working democracy is voting. Everyone should have a vote and everyone should exercise their right to vote. To that end we have been seeing posts attempting to shame/mock or otherwise influence people not to vote. While this is a meme community, the idea that people shouldn’t vote goes against the fundamentals of a democracy by the people and for the people. To that end, we are adding a new rule that disallows posts that discourage or shame people from voting. This doesn’t mean that you can’t address how people vote, but even those who don’t agree with you and your political views should still vote. We all should. Everyone. Part of the reason we are in the mess we are in now is because participation in democracy is abysmal. Posts discouraging people from voting are essentially propaganda and will be removed.

PoliticalMemes is a community for having fun at the expense of our political hellscape we find ourselves in. People not voting is a big part of why.

We are taking feedback on this change, please let us know if you agree or disagree in the comments and why.

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[-] Tenthrow@lemmy.world 56 points 4 months ago

If the work is getting done, who the hell cares?

And record profits implies the work is getting done.

[-] Tenthrow@lemmy.world 40 points 4 months ago

Anyone who reports this post will be banned for 3 days.

[-] Tenthrow@lemmy.world 113 points 5 months ago

Racoons clean their food.

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We saw VERY few nominations for books in December, and I know everyone is very busy with the season. We'll open nominations for January at the end of the month so be thinking about it.

INSTEAD... we are going to be reading some short stories for those that still want to have something to read together.

Let's read:

  • This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
  • The Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
  • The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster

If you have other suggestions we can throw them out here too. I'll create discussion for these three for now.

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I know this is a busy month for a lot of us. So far we only have 2 nominations for the book club and one of them is mine. It seems like December might not be a great month for the book club. If we don't get a few more nominations I am going to cancel for December and push whatever nominations we get into nominations for January.

What do you guys think? Should we cancel book club for December and pick up in January or do you guys want to move forward (which will some more nominations for a vote to make sense).

Here's the nomination post for convenience. November Nominations

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The time has come, friends, to nominate more reading for December! This post will collect nominations for the next few days (I'm thinking into the weekend) and then we'll have us a vote. Please don't hesitate to talk about why you want to share your pick and why you think it will be a good item for discussion.

[-] Tenthrow@lemmy.world 66 points 7 months ago

He tried to kill 6 children. What is wrong with you?

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Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald

We had a lot of selections to choose from this month and it was pretty close race between Luna and Annihilation. I am very excited to experience this book and enjoy the discussion.

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Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

Annihilation is our second place selection for November. We decided to choose a second book for people who want to have a little more variety and want to do more than one book in a month. I am looking forward to the discussion on this one. I saw the movie when it came out but am really interested to experience the story in book form.

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For me I would say "The Expanse" is a huge one. If there was ever a self made family, the crew of the Rocinante is one of the best. The amount of time they spend together and how they congeal into life long partners and friends in the face of some truly awful events is really inspiring to me.

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Hello World! Greetings friends! The time has come to vote for the November Book Club selection. Please follow the link and vote for the books you would like to read. I am allowing votes for more than one (we'll see how it goes). If you guys have any comments about this process please let me know. We want to make this the best it can be!

https://poll-maker.com/poll4985854x809f4E8A-153

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It's time to select a book for November! I'll collect nominations for the next couple of days.

These are the nominations from October that didn't a chance to be voted on proper:

  • Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
  • Godspeed by Charles Sheffield
  • Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
  • A memory called Empire
  • Hyperion
  • Revelation Space
  • Empire of Silence (Suneater series 1)

Please add more or throw your support down for one of these! For me this month I will nominate:

Omega Rising (book 1 of Omega Force) by Joshua Dalzelle

UPDATE: We have some winners!

[-] Tenthrow@lemmy.world 39 points 8 months ago

"We're not anti-union, but fuck unions"

[-] Tenthrow@lemmy.world 75 points 8 months ago

Man, the GOP have really let themselves be gutted by their most extreme members.

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John Dies at The End by Jason Pargin (David Wong)

Because I failed to properly call for an organize nominations and voting for October Book Club selection, we will forgo a formal vote and read John Dies at The End, as it had the most interest in the nomination post and it's a good fit for a spooky season read. We'll do better and be more organized in the lead up to a November selection.

This is definitely a self paced discussion, but please try to finish and post your thoughts before the end of the month if possible. This is an easy read and likely an entertaining one.

Thank you so much for participating! I am excited to hear your thoughts.

[-] Tenthrow@lemmy.world 53 points 9 months ago

The modlog for the entire instance is available in a link at the bottom and the sidebar on the main page. Everything should be there.

[-] Tenthrow@lemmy.world 70 points 10 months ago

The instance wasn't defederated. Just the community blocked.

[-] Tenthrow@lemmy.world 42 points 11 months ago

You aren't the only one. Elon seems to think so too.

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