If everyone who disagrees enough leaves, what's that leave behind?<br><br>Selection pressure indeed.<br><br><br>Adrian<br><br><span style="font-family:Prelude, Verdana, san-serif;"><br><br></span><span id="signature"><div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;color: #999999;">Sent from my Palm Pre on AT&T</div><br></span><span style="color:navy; font-family:Prelude, Verdana, san-serif; "><hr align="left" style="width:75%">On Jun 27, 2013 7:23 PM, Garrett Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: <br><br>On 6/27/13, Callme Whatiwant <email@example.com> wrote:
<br>> On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 5:49 PM, rachel lyra hospodar
<br>>> Thank you for caring! I got really sad about someone else's offhanded
<br>>> comment that if we do any realtime meetups around harrassment issues,
<br>>> is no use because the people who need them won't be there...
<br>>> Which is to say, that person believed that harassment is only the problem
<br>>> of skeevy creepers, and those they creep on.
<br>> Um... /me scratches head. I wonder why they believe that. Anyway, I
<br>> disagree and I'm still interested in a specialized list/group/event.
<br>>> I believe it's helpful for anyone who wants to demonstrate that they
<br>>> retain some humanity to engage with the issue. I also believe that
<br>>> who is interested in the problem is qualified to engage with it, and in
<br>>> fact the entire thrust of hackering is that you don't need anyone's
<br>>> permission, or to reach an educational benchmark, to begin working.
<br>> I just realized this thread may have drifted from Garrett's initial intent,
<br>> which may have been more about "what policies should nb adopt now to solve
<br>> urgent social problems such as people sleeping or cooking."
<br>We live in a police state. It's dangerous, oppressive and harmful.
<br>Most probably know someone or have themselves been the victim of
<br>police abuse. The police are there to protect the state and corporate
<br>interests, not the people.
<br>They are more dangerous and a bigger threat than the junkies and
<br>thieves, jaywalkers, drivers, etc so prevalent in my neighborhood. I
<br>want them out. Can't obviously fight them because they will only get
<br>If the reasons given for cop calling are reduced then the police won't
<br>have as much justification for their costly gas burning
<br>terrorism/wealth redistribution (public sector jobs). It's really
<br>important to both wake people up to the tyranny and to provide a
<br>But sure, NB might be a good place for beta testing consensus based
<br>resolutions, talking shit out, getting to know people. I just don't
<br>know where to start with this.
<br>Seriously considering leaving the country, in anger. FTP.
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