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


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.


And traumatizing. Reflecting on what it's taken in our history to cause people to appreciate the meaning of the Declaration, Constitution and the Amendments.

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.

@fungible_thadius Have been doing so for quite a while. It was: Astonishing what people will do with their finances to cop a trend.

And now T cult has inverted, become a shame.

Hard to make up this stuff. When providence supplies the justice, I'm amazed.

I'll buy a beauty trade-in in T when they're so cheap I can't not own one.

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

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A loose affiliation of compulsively inclusive folks.