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Capitalism and fascism
  • I think it's possible that nation states are inherently unstable. An improvement on monarchy, but still vulnerable to oligarchy.

    I'm not sure what the future holds, or what comes next, but I suspect that federation will play an important role.

  • Republicans wear ear bandages in 'solidarity' with Trump
  • New words were found for the original meaning that were less pejorative, causing the slang to take over?

  • Republicans wear ear bandages in 'solidarity' with Trump
  • When has solidarity resembled anything like this? Wearing a fake bandage is a strange way to show it, it's hyper focused on the leader as opposed to the movement. It reads more as devotion than solidarity.

  • Republicans wear ear bandages in 'solidarity' with Trump
  • I think it's a bit different when the word has been totally abandoned for the previous use. I don't know anyone who uses 'lame' or 'dumb' to refer to people with those disabilities. It's practically an archaic meaning at this point. Gay is still most popular as a reference to sexuality.

  • Republicans wear ear bandages in 'solidarity' with Trump
  • I thought they meant the slur that's also slang for a car's transmission.

  • Capitalism and fascism
  • There's hunter-gatherer tribes that have been more or less stable for over a thousand years. It's said that the Nez Perce have lived on the Columbia River for 11,500 years.

  • SUSE Requests openSUSE to Rebrand
  • Lizard Linux
    Lizard Linux
    Lizard Linux

  • He will weep.
  • I find your finding of the cis label offensive to be offensive. That's my right.

  • What are some unwritten rules of Lemmy most users don't know?
    1. Use Linux
    2. Don't not use Linux
  • What are some unwritten rules of Lemmy most users don't know?
  • 'smug know-it-all' is sort of the opposite of wise.

  • Bold Ideas For Funding Open Source Software
  • What's your area of expertise? In my experience software jobs that pay a livable wage are pretty common, it's finding one that isn't miserable work for a terrible company that's the tricky part.

  • finally some good scran
  • Pretty much. I recommend visiting Canada if you have the chance, the poutine is worth a taste, the weather is cooler, and everything is cheaper; their monopoly money is like $0.7 freedom dollars.

  • What's something that seems obvious within your profession, but the general public seems to misunderstand?
  • There are different screen sizes. Your monitor isn't the standard universal size of every other monitor, some are larger and some are smaller. Your phone isn't the same width and height as every other phone. The website will look different on different devices.

  • Meta removes Trump account restrictions ahead of 2024 election
  • At first glance I was like 'why is there a deep red state in the Midwest?' then I remembered Indiana. I passed through Bloomington a while ago and it was sad, old punk graffiti covered up with big trump signs.

  • Crypt force one.
  • Plenty want to run, we would have had a diverse primary. But nobody is going to go up against Biden as long as he insists on running.

  • Sorry, y'all.
  • Good point, with hetero teen romance the guy usually isn't even wearing a skirt.

  • Sorry, y'all.
  • Weird how none of these arguments show up on images of hetero teen romance.

  • Sorry, y'all.
  • It's an image.

  • Before your change to Linux
  • Same, though I'd been dual booting for a long time at that point. I found Windows 10 so infuriating that I jettisoned my entire Windows partition and never looked back.

  • Pride System Icon Shawn Bird / Pride System Icon · GitLab

    Add a pride flag to the system tray of most Linux environments.

    Shawn Bird / Pride System Icon · GitLab

    Just a little system tray icon to show support for the LGBTQ+ community.

    Originally created last year as a simple one-off project in response to Windows 11 users getting mad about a pride icon appearing on their task bar.

    This year I remade it in Go, added support for Windows (7 and up), and improved compatibility with a variety of Linux environments.

    Let me know what you think, or don't, just please be nice about it.


    Ubunchu! A manga about Linux that came out in 2009


    Netanyahu walks back proposal for Gaza hostage-ceasefire deal endorsed by Biden

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he is interested in a "partial deal" with Hamas that will free "some of the hostages" held in Gaza and allow Israel to continue fighting in the enclave.

    Why it matters: Netanyahu's remarks walk back an Israeli proposal for a three-phase deal that would lead to the release of all remaining 120 hostages and to "sustainable calm" in Gaza.

    • More than 37,500 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, according to local health officials.
    • Netanyahu's comments contradicted statements by Biden administration officials who in recent days said Netanyahu and his aides had reiterated their support for the proposal.
    • In recent weeks, Netanyahu's radical right-wing coalition partners, ultranationalist ministers Itamar Ben Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich, threatened to leave the coalition and topple the government if the proposal turns into an agreement.

    Flashback: The proposal was approved by the Israeli war cabinet in late May and was presented publicly by President Biden in a speech on May 31.

    • The Biden administration mobilized broad international support for the proposal and managed to get the UN Security Council to pass a resolution endorsing it.
    • Hamas officially responded to the proposal nearly two weeks after Biden's speech. The group asked for changes in the proposal and raised new demands that went beyond its own previous positions, * U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on June 12.
    • Blinken said at the time that while Israel accepted the proposal, Hamas didn't

    Driving the news: Netanyahu remarks were part of an interview with Israel's Channel 14, a pro-Netanyahu television channel.

    • When Netanyahu was asked if he agreed to end the war as part of a hostage deal he said he didn't. "I will not stop the war and leave Hamas standing in Gaza," he said.
    • "I am ready to do a partial deal, it is no secret, that will bring back some of the people. But we are committed to continue the war after the pause in order to achieve the goal of destroying Hamas. I will not give up on this," he added.

    Between the lines: Netanyahu claimed his position "was no secret" but it was the first time that he spoke publicly about a "partial deal" or suggested he hadn't intended to implement all three phases in the Israeli proposal.

    What they're saying: The Hostages Families Forum Headquarters, an NGO that represents most of the hostages' families and is pushing for their release, attacked Netanyahu for his remarks.

    • "We strongly condemn the Prime Minister's statement in which he walked back from the Israeli proposal. This means he is abandoning 120 hostages and harms the moral duty of the state of Israel to its citizens," they said.

    The big picture: The Israeli Prime Minister's remarks are likely to increase tensions between the Israeli government and the White House, which have grown in recent days over Netanyahu's claims that the Biden administration is withholding weapons from Israel.

    • Netanyahu said on Sunday at the start of a cabinet meeting that there was a dramatic decrease in the munitions coming to Israel from the U.S. beginning four months ago.
    • "For long weeks, we turned to our American friends and requested that the shipments be expedited. We did this time and again. We did so at the highest levels, and at all levels, and we did so behind closed doors. We received all sorts of explanations, but the basic situation did not change. Certain items arrived sporadically but the munitions at large remained behind," he said.
    • Netanyahu claimed that only after there was no change in the shipments, he decided to go public in order to "open the bottleneck".

    Hamas leader said civilian death toll could benefit militant group in Gaza war Hamas leader said civilian death toll could benefit militant group in Gaza war, WSJ reports | CNN

    The military leader of Hamas has said he believes he has gained the upper hand over Israel and that the spiralling civilian death toll in Gaza would work in the militant group’s favor, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, citing leaked messages the newspaper said it had seen.

    Hamas leader said civilian death toll could benefit militant group in Gaza war, WSJ reports | CNN

    The military leader of Hamas has said he believes he has gained the upper hand over Israel and that the spiralling civilian death toll in Gaza would work in the militant group’s favor, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, citing leaked messages the newspaper said it had seen.

    “We have the Israelis right where we want them,” Yahya Sinwar told other Hamas leaders recently, according to one of the messages, the WSJ reported Monday. In another, Sinwar is said to have described civilian deaths as “necessary sacrifices” while citing past independence-related conflicts in countries like Algeria.

    The messages reported by the WSJ offer a rare glimpse into the mind of the man steering Hamas’ thinking on the war and suggest an uncompromising determination to continue fighting, regardless of the human cost.

    Sinwar’s alleged comments emerged as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was on another tour through the Middle East to push all sides to agree to the latest proposal. Speaking from Tel Aviv on Tuesday, Blinken made it clear that the US believes Sinwar is the ultimate decision-maker.

    “I think there are there those who have influenced, but influence is one thing, actually getting a decision made is the is another thing. I don’t think anyone other than the Hamas leadership in Gaza actually are the ones who can make decisions,” Blinken said, adding that “that is what we are waiting on.”

    Blinken said that Hamas’ answer to the proposal will reveal the group’s priorities.

    “We await the answer from Hamas in and that will speak volumes about what they want, what they’re looking for, who they’re looking after,” Blinken said. “Are they looking after one guy who may be for now safe … I don’t know, 10 stories underground somewhere in Gaza, while the people that he purports to represent continue to suffer in a crossfire of his own making? Or will he do what’s necessary to actually move this to a better place, to help end the suffering of people to help bring real security to Israelis and Palestinians alike.”

    In early messages to ceasefire negotiators, Sinwar seemed “surprised” by the brutality of the October 7 attack on Israel.

    “Things went out of control,” Sinwar said in one of his messages, according to the WSJ, adding he was “referring to gangs taking civilian women and children as hostages.”

    “People got caught up in this, and that should not have happened,” Sinwar said, according to the WSJ.


    US expects Israel will accept Gaza ceasefire plan if Hamas does US has 'every expectation' Israel will expect ceasefire proposal

    The White House believes Hamas has been weakened to a point that it cannot repeat the 7 October attack.

    US has 'every expectation' Israel will expect ceasefire proposal

    Speaking to ABC News on Sunday morning, White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said the US had "every expectation" that Israel would "say yes" to the proposed ceasefire deal if Hamas accepts.

    "We're waiting for an official response from Hamas," he said, adding that the US hopes that both sides agree to start the first phase of the plan "as soon as possible".

    During that initial six-week pause in the fighting, Mr Kirby said the "two sides would sit down and try to negotiate what phase two could look like, and when that could begin".

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    Biden calls for 'immediate ceasefire' in Gaza 'No excuses': Biden calls for 'immediate ceasefire' in Gaza

    The US President made the remarks during a meeting Italy's Prime Minister.

    'No excuses': Biden calls for 'immediate ceasefire' in Gaza

    The US will begin air dropping food aid to the people of Gaza, President Joe Biden announced on Friday, as the humanitarian crisis deepens and Israel continues to resist opening additional land crossings to allow more assistance into the war-torn strip.

    Speaking in the Oval Office, Biden said the US would be "pulling out every stop" to get additional aid into Gaza, which has been under heavy bombardment by Israel since the October 7 Hamas terror attacks.

    "Aid flowing to Gaza is nowhere nearly enough," the US President said, noting "hundreds of trucks" should be entering the enclave.

    Biden said the US is "going to insist that Israel facilitate more trucks and more routes to get more and more people the help they need, no excuses".

    He also noted the efforts to broker a deal to free the hostages and secure an "immediate ceasefire" that would allow additional aid in.