Trekkie since '78
Best captain: Picard
Favorite captain: Sisko
Best/fav series: DS9
Favorite ship: Excelsior/BoP
Favorite alien: Deltan/Denobulan
Favorite movie: TMP
Worst movie: STID
ENT? Sure, was alright
JJverse? Get bent
Klingon cosplayer, blogger, trucker, gamer, activist. Autism advocate, pagan, cat lover. Star Trek's values are incompatible with neoliberalism/conservatism.
Located in US. Male pronouns are fine.
Feel free to say hi.
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Name: Franklin Benjamin Winter, nee jaq'qiB of house qul'cha
Service No: LN-823-959
Billet: Commander, 3rd platoon, MACO Team 7
Heritage: Klingon/Deltan, raised on Earth
Parents: Ciele of Delta IV (mother), D'Kora of house qul'cha (father), LCDR Thomas Winter (adopted father)
Education: Academy class of '73: Engineering, Astrophysics, Philosophy (min); MACO class of '79
I miss being super into Star Trek.
This is an interesting read -- and potentially offers some redemption to Star Trek V.
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"Securus Technologies markets a product to law enforcement that taps into realtime cell-tower data from mobile carriers to produce fine-grained location tracking of anyone carrying a phone..."
The right to privacy should be rigorously enforced. The social media corporations will try to evade the regulations, since their fabulous profits come from the misappropriation of data. #FacebookDataLeaks https://twitter.com/SolidarityUS/status/988411742572171264
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We don't need to keep politics a thing for the elites. We need to help everyone have more of what the elites have: time, money and education to be active citizens.
Make everyone an elite (an inherent contradiction, I know) and maybe our democracy will be better and more people will work in the interest of all, rather than a few people working in their own interests at the expense of everyone else.
it isn't a crime for A.N.T.I.F.A. Supersoldiers to behead all business owners if they wear masks while they do it
ask any lawyer
Have you ever had one of those moments where you're like lifting the flaps of a box of raisins and you realize that the entire cardboard box construction from concept to manufacturing is a product of the massive wave of commercializing and mass production of packaged food products aimed at post-ww2 housewives trying to single-handedly maintain middle to upperclass living standards without the historically necessary assistance of hired help?
broke: punching fascists
woke: beating fascists with chunks of pavement
I've been hearing a lot of prominent people speak about surveillance and privacy, but when I hear Richard Stallman talk about it, it really struck a chord with me.
"We need a law. Fuck them — there’s no reason we should let them exist if the price is knowing everything about us. Let them disappear. They’re not important — our human rights are important. No company is so important that its existence justifies setting up a police state. And a police state is what we’re heading toward."