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Pandoras_Can_Opener

@Pandoras_Can_Opener@mander.xyz

Autistic, agender, formerly abused child

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Jokes on you. Now you buy twice as much and neither likes it. 😂😂

I'm a US citizen, people in other countries, what do you think when you read stories like these about the US health care system? (www.vox.com)

I'd like to know other non-US citizen's opinions on your health care system are when you read a story like this. I know there are worse places in the world to receive health care, and better. What runs through your heads when you have a medical emergency?...

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In Europe the US healthcare system is seen as a joke and medieval. Same for most social services I'm the US. Like somebody else said I stopped feeling sympathy a while ago.

Pandoras_Can_Opener ,
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If this person doesn't have white skin, isn't christian or gender conforming there's a whole host of other horror stories that apply tho.

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🤣

Pandoras_Can_Opener OP ,
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Do you also shine the light on the wrong body part? Its the weirdest thing. She also gets chiropractic treatment but her insistence that the warmth has to go to her belly really flabbergasts me.

Pandoras_Can_Opener OP ,
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Oh intresting. Thanks!

Pandoras_Can_Opener OP ,
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Its an infrared lamp. As a fellow chronically ill person I've found accupressure and binaural beats to help with some issues. Wish you as little pain as possible!

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Oh dodo understands. She frequently attempts to burn her whiskers because runny nose. Which got massively better since we started infrared. And by now she also understands that it's pain relief. She seeks out warm spots a lot more since this started. 💚

Pandoras_Can_Opener OP ,
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Darn. The jerboa app really is a pain to upload from.

Pandoras_Can_Opener OP ,
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No cat was permanently harmed ;)

Pandoras_Can_Opener OP ,
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Mostly wounded pride I think. They both haven't quite figured out how claws work.

Pandoras_Can_Opener OP ,
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Whether the white one wants it or not. 😂

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I find my perspective changing a bit as I age. As a species I still think we are a net negative, at the very least since industrialisation started. But no cog in the wheel individual holds responsibility for the species. The big decision makers, the big polluters, yes that's different. And I think it's our duty to hold them accountable as much as we can. Obviously the system is stacked against accountability. Difficult position to be in and no easy answers.

On an individual level tho there are also a LOT of humans who do a lot of good. Collecting plastic, renaturalising wilderness, combating the various poverty related issues, improving medical procedures, advocating for human rights, inventing new ways to connect and learn... There's a very long list.

For myself, I'm chronically ill. I can do some limited waste reduction, attempt as ethical a consumption as possible and love my rescue cat. I don't have the energy for much more. But I've found it helps to follow people and focus on projects that do good rather than what can't be helped. If you have the ability and capacity to volunteer or donate all the better. Holding yourself accountable and living the best life you can life is really all you have control over after all.

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I keep joking she spent all her skill points on looks.

Pandoras_Can_Opener ,
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Mine does that too sometimes. She's a good normal weight but sometimes she sits just weird and looks spherical. It's the weirdest thing.

Pandoras_Can_Opener ,
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Telling Alan Rickman to check for pancreatic cancer!

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Is there a lemmy best of where thus can be reposted? It’s that awesome.

Reddit became hypersensitive... goodbye

After 10 years and a few hundred thousand karma made a comment in r/europe that got me banned… in a discussion about AfD (a far, far right German party that has neo-Nazis as members) I made the mistake of saying “Guess we didn’t drop enough bombs on Dresden” (since much of the support for AfD is from the east)… got...

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Do me a favour and look up western german voting share for AfD. Yes it’s more frequent in the east but to pretend it’s only there… I mean there’s a lot wrong with what you said but that’s the very obvious one.

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German with a scientific background. I can deduce the meaning of the words but I’ve never seen them used. I’m not even sure these units of measurement were mentioned when these were discussed. Most stuff is ton, kilogram, gram, miligram, microgram; kilometer, meter, centimeter, milimeter, micrometer. Rarely decimeter are thrown around.

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If you happen to be a lion watch out for your emanciated brother with a scar talking to hyenas too.

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I don’t get the sci fi arguments in this thread. Somebody wrote a fiction about science that usually wasn’t invented yet. These books tend to be decades+ old. Why would the fantasy of somebody count as an argument? If anything if means developers are on the lookout for the social/emotional dimension.

As for myself. Errrr depends on the AI? I’d like to test it’s decision making process against human decision makers.

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I really like this comic. Aside from being non binary and maybe asexual I’m also autistic, academically gifted and chronically ill (and if you want to stretch it, left handed). I’m in varying stages of coming out for these and for some I heavily resent having to come out. Gender identity is where I feel the worst resentment. If it was more normal to expect people to be queer it would be way less dangerous or not even necessary. The individual incidence of queer identities is rare but if you take all versions of queerness it’s not that rare anymore.

This brave little guy just had surgery. (lemmy.ninja)

Scooter had the last of his teeth (besides the canines) pulled today. Poor little guy has stomatitis which means he’s allergic to his own tooth enamel. The vet said it was the worst case he’s ever seen but the gums around the teeth that were pulled last time are looking much better, so hopefully this will be the end of his...

Pandoras_Can_Opener ,
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Poor scooter! My Pandora had tooth extraction surgery this year too because she has an autoimmune disorder attacking her teeth. I hope scooter adjusts well to toothless life and is not in pain anymore.

Pandoras_Can_Opener ,
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Oh that looks like a fun “discussion” about feeding schedule.

Pandoras_Can_Opener ,
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Your kitty is the bravest among them all if they gear up to slay the most foul of beasts.

Pandoras_Can_Opener ,
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Boss cat! Not even the vacuum cleaner tells her what to do!

Pandoras_Can_Opener OP ,
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Idk her very pronounced chin and the black lips always throw me off a bit. She’s ecstatic about the sun in this picture but she doesn’t look it to me.

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Some cats are so overwhelmingly happy at every bit of attention after they get adopted. May she have as many jingling play sessions as she wants. ❤️❤️

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For a minute I thought that’s my own cat. Autumn looks very comfy.

Pandoras_Can_Opener ,
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Aww thanks for the extra kitty. Striking eyes indeed. Do they still work properly? Mine also has rounder ears with a little lynx like tuft. And no teeth due to an autoimmune disorder.

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Good for autumn. She’s special in the best way.

Why doesn't the United Kingdom rejoin the European Union?

Admittedly, I don’t know much about Brexit, but from what I have been exposed to, it seems like a decisively economical and political impairment that made travel and business with the rest of Europe more difficult and costly. Since it is so highly criticized as a terrible move, why doesn’t the UK just rejoin the EU?

Pandoras_Can_Opener , (edited )
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Also your mates and family don’t really get how your marriage worked and didn’t like your ex’s politics for confused reasons.

Pandoras_Can_Opener ,
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I got the impression the modern British are an extreme manifestation of “truth hurts”.

Pandoras_Can_Opener ,
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Making the same concessions and signal to every other country that you can just hop in and out on a whim? Uhhh I have a bridge to sell you if you really believe that.

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It seems the British (IMO the English in particular) need to eat humble pie and the way to make them is sadly economic ruin.

It’s no good letting in somebody who is that flaky and loud and proud about it.

Pandoras_Can_Opener ,
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Same for France and Italy. Nobody is making loud noises about leaving the EU anymore.

Pandoras_Can_Opener ,
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I really would like to see reactions from France if Britain makes moves to rejoin.

Pandoras_Can_Opener ,
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What a compelling argument.

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Yup. And the rerendum wasn’t even legally binding.

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The thing is your electorate let itself be manipulated like that and as you said the perpetrators are still very much at large. It follows they will manipulate the electorate again and there’s no reason to believe the same demographic won’t easily fall for new lies. (Unless they died off.)

This sucks for the Brits who knew better but it also means the EU would let an unreliable partner back in if nothing changed. It seems the pro Brexit crowd will need to learn the hard way that no really you were lied to and you still have to bear the consequences of your own actions (vote).

Being lied to isn’t an excuse to accept racist fearmongering and plainly suicidal economic reasoning. Nor is it an excuse for the project fear slander that happened at the time. They were lied to and were also told the truth. And you who voted to stay also need to learn that your vote doesn’t abdicate Britain either. You’re in this together.

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I think humans tended to do such epic face plants for a lot longer. But these days every idiot and their dog has a smartphone to record everything and an internet connection to share it to the world. You look a lot more silly with your epic face plant if it’s captured in 4K and broadcast to the world.

Random side note: if you want to hear about a rather epic historical face plant there’s a good video on the Erfurt latrine disaster on YouTube.

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I love that the boss is such a good sport about it.

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