@gabek Doesn't it have to do with the reckless ambition that humans have due to a short life span? I mean we live in a time when all the wise/deliberate/older programmers sat back and allowed the young/impatient/ambitious to create the Age of Javascript...

@fullstackthaumaturge The truth is that parents have no idea what their kids are going through because so much has changed in the decades that they were in. There are definitely a few in the "I walked 10 miles in the snow uphill both ways and liked it" crowd. Nostalgia is a helluva thing

@fullstackthaumaturge I don't disagree.. what I'm referring to is the everyday voter (who keep these people in power). I'm sensing a "out of sight, out of mind" mindset. It is much easier to be apathetic about certain issues unless it directly affects them. So in my opinion, *forcing* them to go through the same things as the kids go through would move the needle.

Here's an idea.. *everyone* and I mean *everyone* should experience active shooter drills.

Working at a coffee shop? Active Shooter drill.
Working in an office? Active Shooter drill.
Grocery Shopping? Active Shooter drill.

Why do we put kids through shit we would never accept?

5/5 This is shit is offensive because we ALL KNOW what we have to do as a nation but are too chickeshit to do what needs to be done because *MONEY*

And to my school district, you can do better.. this ain't it

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4/5 Everything in the "When Law Enforcement arrives" section is to prevent your kid from getting shot by the *POLICE* if they survive being shot by a murderer shooting up their school

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3/5 You really expect a kid to fight a person with a gun?
Whomever wrote Step 3 has been watching way too many movies.

Armed cops didn't even do that when kids were being murdered in the .

To top if off, the kids have to be worried about the cops shooting *them*

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2/5 Kids have enough to worry about let alone active shooter drills

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1/5 My elementary schooler brought this home over the weekend and this is absolutely un-fucking-acceptable

For any trans people who need to hear this:

Your body is beautiful. You're worthy of being desired, if that's something you want.

Whether you choose to transition (and in whatever direction you want), and wherever you are in that process -- you're seen, you are believed, and I'm proud to be your sibling.

When you look in the mirror, you deserve to hear, "Hey, Beautiful." If you don't hear it in your voice, hear it in mine.

Your strength is incredible. You come from a long tradition of transgender people, stretching back to the earliest days of humanity.

Let the haters shout into the void. You don't need to. The Void already loves you. ✨​

(cis people please boost)

@gabek I agree with this 100%. I abhor the "and because Big Tech Company uses it, you should use it too so you don't become irrelevant"

Soo.. GTA V came out in 2013, but the Bless your Heart show on Blaine County Radio was ahead of its time.

It has racism, ant-vaxxers, xenophobia, ignorant politicians with multiple families.. I wonder if life imitates art sometimes

youtube.com/watch?v=CAsI6FcjMq

I'm not a fatalist. Of course, I have my feelings about today, but hopelessness is not one of them. White people have been trying to take us out for a while, and they have failed and instigated their demise in the process.

We do not live in the 50s and 60s, even though old white men and their tokens are trying to legislate like it is. Reactive policy based on hate inherently acknowledges they are
terrified of the direction the world is going and will do everything in their power to stop it.

But the world has changed, and it was and is inevitable. No doubt these hateful fools will fight, but fascism and hate are the best they have, and we see the best they can do.

Keep the pressure up. Keep building community. They don't have any new ideas, so the bulk of their strategy is to attack our hope to make us feel like it's hopeless.

But it's not. Not even close.

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