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Superversive Humanist. Graphomaniac. Newsjunkie. Reading, writing, & sharing things🖖🏼

Reformed Reply Guy™

Tennessee Naco™ in ruthless pursuit of Joy In These Times™ 🇺🇸

Aspiring good ancestor.

If you read this far…⤵️

I nerd out prolifically on 🔥#history, #language, #comedy, #systems, #institutions, #knowledge, #learning, #psychology, #metaphysics, #entertainment, #governance, #sensemaking, and being #American.

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paninid , to histodons
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The colony of South Carolina was the most radical one south of Virginia.

They’ve always been radical.

Nothing much has changed.

Yesterday’s is the of today.

@histodons

dangillmor , to random
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It's bad enough to be misquoted, but "AI" is spewing out fabricated quotes of things we never said at an enormous rate.

Read this thread from @emilymbender to see how this technology is being used by lazy and/or venal people to make life harder for, among others, researchers whose work we trust.

https://mastodon.social/@emilymbender@dair-community.social/111969862717716764

paninid ,
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@dangillmor @emilymbender really appreciate the “AI” in quotes. We should normalize that: https://www.superversive.co/blog/air-quotes-for-ai

paninid , to histodons
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“Men who would not trust the Massachusetts rabble-rousers, would trust George Washington.”

@histodons

appassionato , to palestine
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The Hundred Years' War on Palestine
A History of Settler Colonial Conquest and Resistance, 1917-2017 by Rashid Khalidi

A landmark history of one hundred years of war waged against the Palestinians from the foremost US historian of the Middle East, told through pivotal events and family history.

@bookstodon
@palestine


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    @kinyutaka @KarunaX @ymishory @anantagd @appassionato @bookstodon @palestine

    From a historical perspective, before Herzl, Jewish people in the Levant had neighbors, who were the “Palestinians” of the 19th century.

    The “modern” pragmatic solution would be to return for 1967 borders.

    That is why they killed over Oslo Accords.

    paninid ,
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    @Jean_Lurk_Picard impressive use of only 4 posts in the Fediverse.

    This will go well for you, I can tell.

    paninid ,
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    @Jean_Lurk_Picard

    I’m and have nipples, can you milk me, bro?

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    1857 in , , and the :

    The Sepoy Mutiny was a major uprising against the rule of the British East India Company.

    The Mexican Reform War was a result of the promulgation of the Constitution of 1857, fiercely opposed by Conservatives and the Catholic Church.

    The Panic of 1857 was triggered and the Dred Scott v. Sandford decision was held by the Supreme Court.

    paninid OP ,
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    It’s not remarkable that all these events occurred.

    It’s remarkable they all occurred in the same year, with the as the fastest method of communication.

    @histodons

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    paninid , to histodons
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    I’m reading The by , and it turns out that it’s the text that is the original source material for a bunch of Wikipedia articles which I’ve perused over the course of spelunking down digital rabbit-holes for two decades.

    @histodons

    paninid , to random
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    The are wicked, take the Lord’s name in vain, and should be voted off the island of civilized society.

    It’s long past time to find piled up the street and start writing names.

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    The Romans renamed Judea to in 135 CE after suppressing the Bar Kokhba revolt.

    The name "Palestine" was derived from the term "peleshet," which appears in the Hebrew Bible and is believed to mean "rolling" or "migratory."

    The renaming was was part of a broader effort to minimize identification with the land.

    The name "Palestine" became common in Early Modern English and was also used by the in the Middle Ages. https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/origin-of-quot-palestine-quot

    paninid OP ,
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    @specked @histodons

    Is Palestinian Jew not an “identity” in this frame of thinking?

    paninid , to random
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    “Anyone who lives inside the United States, can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.”

    realTuckFrumper , to random
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    paninid , to random
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    For better or worse - mostly worse - my writing style is basically “stream of consciousness”.

    BeAware , to random
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    Lmao. Just got called a "kiddo".....I'm 31.

    Fedi is elderly apparently🤣🤣

    paninid ,
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    @BeAware
    Yeah, John Mastodon remembers living through the 90’s.

    paninid ,
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    @BeAware

    When I first joined, I remember doing a whole thread on how the early migraters from Twitter over-indexed to people who were aged 15-35 between 1999 and 2001, or what I term the .

    paninid ,
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    @BeAware that might be all you have to say to burnish your tenure on here

    paninid , to histodons
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    paninid , to random
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    You see , I see the Scientific Method™

    paninid , to histodons
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    “The idea of distributing risk has been around since the 14th century when insurers of trading ships wanted someone to share the uncertainties of long sea voyages. Modern reinsurance was established in 19th-century Europe, which some historians credit to large fires in Hamburg, Germany, and Glarus, Switzerland, where significant losses led to the founding of many of today’s leading reinsurance companies.”

    @histodons

    https://hakaimagazine.com/features/in-the-face-of-mounting-climate-risks-the-insurance-safety-net-is-falling-apart/

    paninid , to histodons
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    Thaddeus Russell - author of the Renegade History of the United States - released a podcast interview with Killer Mike

    @histodons https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unregistered-with-thaddeus-russell/id1227060738?i=1000638492663

    SallyStrange , to histodons
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    ever heard that factoid about empires lasting 250 years? Sometimes it's claimed that this is an average, one person even claimed that it was an upper limit.

    This is probably false. The claim originates with a fellow named Glubb. Dude was born in the 19th century and served as an agent of British military control of the Middle East. He wrote a short book/long essay called "The Fate of Empires and the Search for Survival" in which he made that claim. He was not trained as a historian, offered no citations, and excluded American and African empires. (He did say it was an average, though.)

    Anyway I thought I'd mention it since I brought it up during a conversation with @poiseunderchaos and they were like, "yeah I'm not so sure about that."

    @histodons

    paninid ,
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    I maintain that heretical Christianity took down the Western Roman Empire.

    The Goths who sacked Rome were Arian.

    @violetmadder @ChrisWinters @SallyStrange @poiseunderchaos @histodons

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    @ChrisWinters @violetmadder @SallyStrange @poiseunderchaos @histodons

    Yes, I’m not asserting that Odoacer was involved in theological debates in the agora. Ironically, Nicaea itself was an Arian stronghold.

    I think the greatest trick “Christianity” ever pulled was convincing the world it couldn’t sack an empire.

    The Beatitudes are philosophically powerful af.

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    I…. huh. 😒

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    paninid , to histodons
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    Today is a date that lives in infamy.

    Remember?

    @histodons

    paninid , to histodons
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    Back in March 2020, I remember telling people that this must have been what it felt like when Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated.

    @histodons

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    @siderea
    I linked your sentiment here as nerds of @histodons

    paninid , to histodons
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    Mary Kay Letourneau's father, John G. Schmitz, was an ultra-conservative politician who began his political career in 1964 and successfully ran as a Republican for a seat in the legislature.

    He was known for his involvement in conservative political causes and was a prominent figure in American politics. In 1982, it was revealed that he had fathered two children out of wedlock with a former student, which deeply affected Mary Kay Letourneau.

    @histodons

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/11/30/trump-dictator-2024-election-robert-kagan/

    "It is worth getting inside Trump’s head a bit and imagining his mood following an election victory. He will have spent the previous year, and more, fighting to stay out of jail, plagued by myriad persecutors and helpless to do what he likes to do best: exact revenge. Think of the fury that will have built up inside him, a fury that, from his point of view, he has worked hard to contain. ..."

    paninid ,
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    Why do people believe that Trump’s revenge would not be like proscriptions of Marius or Sulla, but with the power of the surveillance state and tactical precision of drones?

    @jmcrookston
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    paninid , to histodons
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    “It is a strange fact that the population of dogs and dog breeds that we enjoy today largely emerged as a hobby for bored aristocrats in a tiny sliver of English history—during a period in which classification, measurement, and standardization became a national obsession.”

    https://www.forkingpaths.co/p/the-evolution-of-modern-dogs

    @histodons

    paninid , to histodons
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    “Some scholars have suggested that the Shakyas, the clan of the historical Gautama Buddha, were originally Scythians from Central Asia, and that the Indian ethnonym Śākya has the same origin as “Scythian,” called Sakas in India.”

    @histodons https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-Scythians

    paninid OP ,
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    I’m fascinated by the hypothesis that was influenced by thought.

    It explains a lot.

    @curmudgeonaf @histodons

    paninid , to histodons
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    Ctrl-F “immanentize the eschaton” and replace with “monetize the eschaton.”

    @histodons

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    paninid , to random
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    Twitter was radio of the 1930’s.

    The is shortwave.

    Boost if you can hear this frequency.

    Alon , to random
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    "I’m calling from Israeli intelligence. We have the order to bomb. You have two hours" - a piece in the BBC interviewing Gaza dentist Mahmoud Shaheen, who was called by the IDF repeatedly and told to organize civilian evacuation of residential areas to be bombed in what is effectively a dehousing campaign.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-67327079

    paninid ,
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    @Alon @ashar
    The purpose isn’t to settle it, it’s to depopulate it?

    And then take advantage of the oil reserves off the coast?

    Is that the order of operations here?

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    @Alon @ashar
    But not a two-state solution from 1967, right?

    paninid , to histodons
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    I think @histodons would appreciate this documentary:

    Body and Soul - The State of the Jewish Nation

    https://watch.amazon.com/detail?gti=amzn1.dv.gti.d4aa6a0a-87e5-93ed-517b-336b41f82e57&territory=US&ref_=share_ios_movie&r=web

    paninid OP ,
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    nerds might appreciate the fact that the Romans renamed the territory of Judaea to Palestine (invoking the ancient enemy, the Philistines) as a kind of “fnck you” to the Jewish people who’s been associated with the land for nearly a millennia by that point.

    @histodons

    paninid , to histodons
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    It’s not 1938.

    It’s 1923-32.

    @histodons

    court , to histodons
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    in - Annie Besant (nee Wood) was born in 1847. Annie was born in London, and married at age 20, but the marriage fell apart in a few years. She separated from her husband and began to write - she was an ardent supporter of worker's and women's rights, even publishing a book on contraception (for which she was put on trial and custody of her daughter was given to her ex-husband). She advocated for Irish and Indian Home Rule and independence.
    @histodons

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    @Hauke @court @histodons
    I wonder if/how psychedelic experiences influenced this Society.

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