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protesting advice 

so listen, its been a while (2014) since i've been on the ground due to illness, but at one time i was learning to be a street medic and if you're preparing to go out to protest, here are some things to help you be prepared:

1: If you can help it, try not to wear contacts. you may get gassed and that junk will get stuck behind the lenses. tight swimming goggles will help you to some degree tho
2: if you have a bandanna, soak it in apple cider vinegar and keep it in a plastic bag. take it out and breath through it if you find yourself in a gas cloud. it'll give you a couple minutes of protection to get out.
3: soak a wad of paper towels in dish soap and water and keep it in a plastic baggie for emergency decontamination of your skin. rinse your eyes with clear water. milk will alleviate the pain but wont get rid of the actual contaminant, soap will
4: oil free cold cream will also help to get rid of contaminants from the face

please be safe. carry change or small bills. tell people where you will be. have an escape plan. write important numbers on your arm, seal it with hair spray.

if you are asthmatic, carry your emergency meds or just sit it out. tear gas can kill an asthmatic. thats why i had to stop. i got gassed and almost died. please be safe.

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protests, racism, white privilege 

From FB:

"In the United States - because I am a human who happens to have white skin, I can do all of these things without thinking twice:

I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson)
I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride)
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards)
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)
I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)
I can go to church (#Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
I can get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland)
I can lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile)...

..."

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acab, arson, livestream, minneapolis protests 

here's a livestream of a police station being torched with fireworks if you're interested

twitter.com/UR_Ninja/status/12

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I don’t know if this post is appropriate here, but times are desperate. My girlfriend of three years’ father passed away yesterday, leaving the responsibility of preparing a burial and funeral to her and her sister who is a single mother working part time. This is a difficult time for the family and any help that you feel lead to give is greatly appreciated, along with your positive thoughts, energy, and prayers. Thank You.

gofundme.com/f/brian-gunter-fu

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Advice for heavy periods!!! (pls boost) 

Menstruation is literally never talked about and it's so hard to get diagnosed with disorders to do with it, so a lot of people may have never heard of this very easy and cheap solution to heavy periods:

ibuprofen (neurophen). That's literally it. People probably know that it helps with pain, but not many know that it literally reduces the blood flow. It may not work for everyone but it's definitely worth a try if it's safe for you to take it!

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Moon Palace Books is an independent bookstore located just behind Minneapolis police precinct 3, the starting point of the riots. When the police tried to set up a barrier around the store they said no thanks and instead set up a station to give protestors food, water, treatment etc. They even hung an “Abolish the Police” banner in their window.

Please consider using this small business if youre looking for more books, they’re doing mail orders. Here’s their website. moonpalacebooks.com/

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As with most issue in America, we figured out how to fix them a long time ago.

The core issue in America is that white Americans are mortgaging their future to keep inequality in play b/c it makes them feel better.

The delusion of superiority is more important than a steady nation or even survival. They use their numbers to support policy that continues this violence.

The problem is and always has been white people.

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@Target@twitter.com @cvs@twitter.com @inner_be@twitter.com And then also; there's THIS: twitter.com/k3lese/status/1265

Undercover cops were very present during the #BaltimoreUprising too, and several cops we recognized would often show up in the crowd with protestors.

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When the Uprising happened in Baltimore, buildings got broken into, burned, and things were taken from.

But it wasn't random.

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My longtime friend Chelle is about to go homeless.

She and her husband divorced and now they both have to move. She’s in suburbs near Minneapolis, and needless to say moving is difficult right now.

Does anyone in the Twin Cities area have a place she could stay temporarily?

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actual astrobiology 

@tsturm IMO, octopus are a perfect demonstration of what I mean.

Evolved independently of us for at least half a billion years, but have enough convergent evolution that their eyes work just like ours do. Have advanced dexterity and perception. Show advanced problem solving abilities, certain emotional responses, and even personalities. But look vastly different to us.

They’re basically an alien species living on our own planet.

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Star Trek • Enterprise 

“There’s a system about 90 million in from here”
That’s about twice the distance to Venus from where I’m sitting right now. If there’s a star system that close, you’re already in the middle of it.

Yes I will be pedantic about astronomical distances. Whatever.

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for anyone who wants to help but isnt sure how, heres a google doc containing a list organizations to donate to, petitions to sign, and places you can call or email to demand justice

docs.google.com/document/d/1-0

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a particularly white british move is to look at america with detached horror, even as spectacle. for god's sake we must understand the reality of what policing is: inquest.org.uk/bame-deaths-in-

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Something you can do to help:

Donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, it's a bail fund and they're bailing out the freedom fighters in Minneapolis right now as well as working to protect the incarcerated from COVID-19 through organizing for de-carceration

minnesotafreedomfund.org/

Average bail in Minneapolis is $78 a person for trespassing and up to $2000 if there's trumped up charged. I have $108, if you have the means, try to match me, or beat me, or just give what you can

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calling your senators wrt: ICE concentration camps (uspol, activism, script included 

use the drop-down for your state on this page senate.gov/index.htm to get the names and phone numbers of your senators. (I saved mine to my phone a while back.) you will almost certainly get to leave a recorded message; if not, they'll usually just let you say whatever. speak clearly and try to speak slowly, but if you're angry, let it come through. just don't abuse the person who will listen to your message.

here's my rough script:

"Hello, my name is [firstname] [lastname], I live in [city] and my zip code is [zip].

I am calling because I have read a report that ICE is using a highly caustic and dangerous chemical on prisoners at the Adelanto Detention Center outside Los Angeles, under the pretense of Covid-19 suppression.

[if you work with dangerous chemicals, a bit here saying "I work with dangerous chemicals at [job] and I have had training in just how dangerous these can be when misused" helps as a personal message.]

This needs to be stopped NOW. ICE is turning the facility into a death camp. Speak up, take action, and get this stopped. Thank you."

(source: laist.com/2020/05/22/advocates)

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Military, bad cult shit 

@ox I had to tour a navy training place and i got major cult vibes it made me incredibly uneasy and scared for the world and everyone in that place

They had us talk to some of the people and they were like "I don't know how to talk to people anymore. We aren't allowed to"

And the people in charge were bragging about how they control recruits' entire reality and can make them believe anything they want

It was chilling and very very bad

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Couple married for 70 years reunited after months apart due to coronavirus restrictions

When she continued to cry, Walter asked his wife if she was OK. "No, I missed you," she said. The couple could not stop embracing.

cbsn.ws/2TKNnvs

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