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inquiline

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can be found professing #STS #Commodon
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Here: magpie, general nonsense, mouthing off, gloomy, inner monologue, books/reading, typos, boosts #ToxicLA #HigherEdWorkersUnite #asstodon #CounterPort

My 📙 OIL BEACH is out now!
https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/O/bo185167017.html

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inquiline, to random
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Need to lighten my load after the week, but this doesn't really help. Also it's only Tuesday. Nonetheless

Jean Dubuffet. Donkey and Cart. 1955

inquiline, to random
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Sorry for posting so much about things at work, if I make it to the end of the semester I pledge to stop

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It's worth reading this closely. University admins still owe answers on who decided it was "unsafe" for Asna Tabassum to speak and on what grounds. Did cops direct them, or did they use cops as cover? (Southers is head of 's board of directors equiv, as well as employed by USC)

Both scenarios are bad!

https://mesana.org/advocacy/committee-on-academic-freedom/2024/04/18/tter-to-the-university-of-southern-california-expressing-outrage-over-its-decision-to-cancel-asna-tabassums-valedictory-address-at-commencement

inquiline, to Columbia
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"It is never appropriate to call in armed police to arrest peaceful student demonstrators....

The faculty of Columbia University has every right – and, in my view, a duty – to protect peaceful free expression at with a vote of no confidence in Shafik’s leadership and seek to have her presidency terminated"

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/apr/23/israel-gaza-campus-protests

inquiline, to random
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Now that noncompetes have been banned, what about mandatory binding arbitration???

Yes, that was a condition of my employment

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“It was clear that there was no support for the student in terms of giving her a platform and investing in measures that would need to be taken to ensure that there was a secure commencement for her and everybody else”...

https://www.uscannenbergmedia.com/2024/04/23/11-members-of-advisory-committee-on-muslim-life-resign-after-valedictorian-speech-cancelation/

inquiline, to random
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Anyone else notice a trend with customer service queues where the system offers to call you back; then calls back immediately and puts you in hold queue anyway?

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inquiline,
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@brian_gettler At least there's a silver lining to my complaint, this looks rad

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inquiline,
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@kanarinka Congrats!!

inquiline, to random
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Hats off:

"Billionaire Elon Musk, found dead in his home last night, says it is not the role of social media networks to determine what is true or not.

The Tesla and X owner, who is believed to have died from a heroin overdose while watching animal porn, said he would fight any attempts to stop the spread of misinformation on his platform"

https://theshovel.com.au/2024/04/23/elon-musk-dead-at-52-misinformation-laws/

inquiline,
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Had to mute this. My sincere apologies to anyone whose hopes were dashed! 🤣

thomasfuchs, to random
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Do I get this right, all that was needed to make classes online again was students saying “maybe let’s not bomb babies”?

inquiline,
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@thomasfuchs In fairness, it's also acceptable to campus administrators to implement remote teaching to break strikes

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inquiline,
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@beadsland To your point, see Rutgers, 10yrs of tents in 2012 (but also: 1992): https://dailytargum.com/article/2012/04/students-occupy-university-for-10th-tentstate

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Milwaukee should be aware of "New Order" a group that celebrates Hitler.

Any additional information on "New Order" a Nazi organization in Milwaukee, Wisconsin would be appreciated.

Expect US!

inquiline,
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@anonymousantifanetworkk How about you repost this without spreading this group's propagandic message and contact information?

inquiline,
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@beadsland I think there's something fishy there overall. Their TL doesn't add up to any organic worldview that I know of and seems problematic

Like so: https://mastodon.social/@anonymousantifanetworkk/112300887878200019

inquiline, (edited )
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@anonymousantifanetworkk Actual lol. It's unbelievable you're being defensive with me rather than taking on board this feedback so 🤔

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inquiline, (edited ) to random
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Students, specifically, may be organized enough to accomplish certain goals, but if you thought faculty, specifically, could get their shit together to even moderate one (1) listserv, you'd be mistaken

I understand why admins are not, for the most part, afraid of us (sigh)

*Edited for word order, it's alarming that I'm still transposing words after having had eye surgery, but that's another story

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@davidthewid Oh, glad they rallied for you at least!!

inquiline,
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Update: spent two days untangling the listserv mess and i'm not even sure why, other than the disorder annoys me

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@beadsland Eh, I'm pretty forgiving about this kind of thing, unless I'm not. (depends on how specific and/or wrong the wording was lol)

I will simply say the last time I remember students sleeping in tents on campuses was Occupy, and leave it at that 😉

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Ass lips is a valid nickname for the defendant.

inquiline,
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@StillIRise1963 Somehow I don't have to wonder which defendant you mean 🤔

inquiline, (edited ) to random
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Back on my bullshit (criticizing my employer in the LA Times, as if I don't have other things to do with my time)

"administrators have already embarrassed considerably and they owe Asna and the entire campus community an apology.

Many including myself are hoping to hear a fuller explication (including details about security concerns) and a path forward from our President, Carol Folt”

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2024-04-19/usc-axes-high-profile-guest-speaker-from-commencement-lineup-amid-backlash-over-cancelled-valedictorian-speech

inquiline,
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@ukuku Yeah. Her job was to halt the doom loop. Instead she's paid a LOT of $$ to consultants to put us on an infantilizing "culture journey" to generate campus "values", which at the slightest hint of trouble, the administrators themselves abandon and run from. The culture remains corrupt, dysfunctional, retaliatory, opaque, etc.

irenes, to random
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there's this kind of thinking trap that programmers sometimes fall into, which we'll explain

honestly? in our youth we fell pretty hard into it and were huge Lisp fans. then later we were huge Haskell fans for similar reasons. it took a while to really process everything and come to terms with the impossibility of the desire

inquiline,
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@irenes My tombstone should say "drowned in the river of endless thoughts" I think?

inquiline,
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@irenes <3 hopefully only in due time, but yes!!

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