#QOTO is now officially on 2.7.0, enjoy.
Side note. I also brought up a discourse server for us to use and will slowly be bringing up a/back a few other servers in the qoto family helping us promote and discuss STEM (or just chat).
If you want to play around with the new discourse server while we figure out how we want to use it you can sign up and use it here:}
Just want to remind our users at #QOTO that Advertising is the one of the only things that'll get you instantly banned here. I've had a lot of advertisers come through, so, fair warning! If I see it, you're on your way out the door!
Love Dave, one of your friendly Mods. <3
I got the cat! :D
She's such a sweet girl and so cuddly and has been purring non-stop for hours. I love her! <3
Antisemitism and Pittsburgh murders. CWed for Length
So. Real talk time
Antisemitism isn't a new thing in the USA. It isn't a new thing in Europe. It's part of the European culture, and to a degree the American culture.
I grew up in the 90s, primarily, and it wasn't uncommon for people to make jokes at the expense of my ethnicity. Even now people will say 'don't Jew me' when talking finances.
People gladly say things to Jewish people and would never say the equivalent to black people, Muslim people, gay people- the list goes on. And when we point it out we're told we're being oversensitive.
Well, here it is. People got murdered and if you don't think this casual racism isn't part of that, I'm afraid we must strongly disagree with one another.
Already, I'm watching people make this a gun-control issue, or an issue of left versus right.
It's not. It's an Antisemitism issue. One that has been there for a very, very long time and isn't going away any time soon.
This will happen again. It isn't a question of if, just when.
Guess it's time to get on the #introductions band wagon.
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“This world is the dream of a sleeper,” and its meaning is seen quite differently in the other world. There it is truly judged by the Divine Interpreter, for to Him all things are revealed.
Like a gardener who enters an orchard and looks at the trees, without even looking at the fruit on the branches, they can judge this tree to be a date, that one a fig, that a pomegranate, a pear, or an apple.
The true people of God know the science of trees, therefore they need not wait for the resurrection to see the interpretation of life.
Such a person sees beforehand what will be, just as the gardener knows what fruit each branch will surely yield.
— Rumi / Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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