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Joined 11 months ago
Cake day: August 15th, 2023


  • Reptiles are interesting creatures, for sure. (I still have a female chameleon and bearded dragon. My male cham died of old age last year.) I never got into breeding feeders, but that is a really good route to avoid the excessive supplementation that is super common.

    I was a mod of /r/chameleons and still technically the owner of /r/chameleonholdingstuff, but I haven’t been on Reddit for a long while. Strangely enough, some mods tried to pull me back into the fold a few months ago, but Reddit is just a shit show and I don’t want any part of it. The /r/reptiles mods seemed a little more on the sane side though.

  • Mental health is super important so do what you need to do and find a good headspace. Modding is a good time suck when you aren’t busy but is a serious drain when other things are more important in life.

    When I was in a much darker place, I would tend to make decisions that would isolate me from everyone and everything else. In some ways that is nice but in other ways… not so much. If you believe your decision is with specific purpose, awesome. If this decision is more of a trend across your life, try and only make positive decisions. (This is just something I share when people express decisions in the context that you used.)

    Wishing you the best! Be happy and stay healthy, friend.

  • There are two points getting conflated, and rightfully so. Tucker does spout off a ton of white supremacy and homophobic garbage to gain the popularity with the far-right and he used his platform to echo Kremlin propaganda. Both of those points likely paid very well.

    When it comes to misinformation campaigns, yes. Putin appears to call most of the shots. When Putin does any kind of speech, he essentially gives talking points for Russian media to amplify and repeat ad-nauseam for weeks afterward. This is also picked up by right/far-right social media sites and reporters in the US.

    While Tucker was likely a useful ally at first, it seems the relationship between Tucker and the Kremlin was fully weaponized leading up to when Trump took office. This has resulted in far-right politicians getting elected and almost by default, their direction is set by Putin and Russian misinformation.

    While Putin may not directly “call the shots”, his agenda likey sets the tone for all of his stooges.

  • is a dog not conscious

    It is human consciousness and self-awareness that is being talked about. While some animals express signs of self-awareness, none do it to our degree.

    i don’t think eating a mushroom gave anyone a “soul”

    Not immediately, of course. Psychedelics essentially put the brain into overdrive and open connections in the brain that normally aren’t active. If psilocybin use was able to enable even a little higher intelligence in primitive humans (that also happened to have larger brains), it seems that evolution would favor creatures with larger brains. It’s not that psilocybin immediately gave humans a soul, it’s that it enabled us to use our brains more creatively which improved survivability.