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Tech refugee. Loves work. Busy community volunteer; Worked with prisoners. Fairweather rider (1991 FLSTC) all weather friend.


(Montana Native)

Believes that what's sufficient is entirely enough. Full stop.

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Tiny farmer: glaedengarden.com

Just a shocking number of people don’t even know the 2022 bivalent boosters •exist•.

Folks, there are newly formulated vaccines as of this fall.

If you got your last before Sep / very late Aug, you should get a new booster.

It’s available for kids 5 and up.

It’s free.

It will protect you ••much•• better against the newest variants, which are hospitalizing people en masse.

Tell your less-online-than-you family, friends, neighbors. Publicity has been terrible.

erictopol.substack.com/p/the-n #covid

To be clear, I don't care that trading crypto is a lot like trading stock, that's my whole point, it's not real fucking money, it's a gamble.

Crypto isn't real money because I can't pay my rent with it. When I can pay rent and buy groceries and other essentials with crypto, then it's money.

Otherwise, I'm literally forced to convert your monopoly money into actual money.

The same with stocks, but you know, with actual regulation.

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Save me from the people who say I should meet halfway with the alt-right. When it comes to nazis, bigotry, misogyny, racism, will not step one foot over the line.

The fediverse doesn’t need to win over anything else. It does not need to challenge, threaten, or dominate any other community or service. All it needs to do is serve its existing members and be a good place for new people to join. Becoming a safer space is much more likely to contribute to its longevity than ‘winning’ mass adoption from ex-Twitter users in the short term.

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Thank you, AI, for transcribing Pentecostal as

PANIC HOSTILE

I have now died.

I don’t believe that people think they’re “standing their ground” or “staying to fight.” Rather, I think this is what these people have decided sounds best when explaining away the fact that they are unwilling to give up what they have built over there, even though their very presence on the platform is helping to prop up nazis, conspiracy theorists, insurrectionists and agents of misinformation.

I now understand how fascism took hold in the 30s and 40s. I am so disappointed in so many people.

I'm old enough to remember that respecting and defending the Constitution was the most basic expectation of every citizen, let alone someone running for president. Even after everything we've been through, the idea that Republicans will stick with a man who flagrantly demands the Constitution be discarded to install him into office: Infuriating.

In 1925, Dr. Cecilia Payne completed her PhD thesis, described as “the most brilliant ever written in astronomy.” At a time when few #women entered academia, Payne discovered what the universe is made of. Her work began a revolution in astrophysics.

Dr. Payne-Gaposchkin became the 1st female professor & 1st female department chair at Harvard. Given most of us remember names like Darwin & Newton, we should also celebrate Payne. #science #space

Read more at aps.org/publications/apsnews/2

The man who invented autocorrect should burn in hello.

Q: How many Republicans does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Republicans don't change light bulbs. They hide the ladders, sell the bulbs, blame Democrats for the dark and send thoughts and prayers to anyone who trips.

It’s now your civic responsibility to point and laugh at people driving a Tesla.

Friends, please meet New York Times Magazine writer Emily Bazelon, former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson, The 19th’s Errin Haines, Spotlight PA’s Chris Baxter + me in Philly Dec. 14 to talk truth and the media, post-midterms.

We'll be at the Philadelphia Citizen's #IdeasWeShouldSteal Festival. Our panel is free & open to the public. Join us & register here: thephiladelphiacitizen.org/iws

Many people write off #Django's #electricguitar years, but it's hard to agree after listening to this bit of glorious expression and tone: youtu.be/Cj_TOEXkH_Q

A fantastic piece about Mastodon and why hate isn't thriving here.

A quote: "Mastodon is not an ad-driven platform. There is absolutely zero incentives to let awful people run amok in the name of engagement. The goal of Mastodon is to build a friendly collection of communities, not an attention leeching hate mill.... Most Mastodon instance operators have come to a consensus that hate speech shouldn’t be allowed."

#mastodon #twitter #musk #antisemitism #elonmusk #elon

escapingtech.com/tech/opinions

On Dec 2, 1859, Abolitionist John Brown was the first American ever executed for treason. The second ever executed for treason was Aaron Dwight Stevens (March 15, 1831 – March 16, 1860).

Their crimes? Attempting to free the enslaved. The first Americans executed for treason was for the crime of freeing the enslaved.

Legality is not always a measure of justice & morality, but a measure of power. This was only two life spans ago.

May we learn from these atrocities & uphold justice forever.

🚨Moore V. Harper hits #SCOTUS on Wednesday.

Here's why Michael Luttig called it “the most important case for American Democracy in the almost two and a half centuries since America’s founding." #velshi ow.ly/c8zJ50LUoIk

Large crowd of Proud Boys and neo-Nazis with White Lives Matter and Patriot Front rallied today in #Ohio outside of a Unitarian Church that had planned to hold a drag-story hour.

The church both cancelled the event and told people to not rally in defense of the space against the Nazis - resulting in a modest anti-hate rally.

The fascist are embolden right now - and everything from Kanye West to the rhetoric of the GOP is pushing them into the streets to attack their enemies.

Antifascists need to be thinking about how to get more people out to engage in active self-defense of our communities and create the connections that bring people out. We need to be networking, building, and organizing. Are enemies are doing the same - and we can't let them win.

What is happening on Twitter right now is incredibly dangerous. I know it's practically a broken record by now, but every passing day it's incrementally worse and I fear most are not taking it seriously enough. I'm not just talking about the unchecked culture of intolerance and hate speech, but the near-constant platforming of disinformation, often buoyed by the reprobate in the corner office.

@MeidasTouch “What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture.”
Neil Postman

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A loose affiliation of compulsively inclusive folks.