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Covid 

Love it when health officials say Covid is a "nasty virus," I hear it in a Gollum "nasty little viruses" voice

pandemic 

"And now, thereโ€™s something hovering in the air. Not an unease, not a fear, but a real lingering fatigue, like second-day soreness after a hard workout that you just canโ€™t shake." annehelen.substack.com/p/youre

twitter 

Also ran Tweet Deleter and now I only have 153 tweets (down from literal tens of thousands)

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Cleansing my timeline by adding national orgs I am vaguely interested in to a specific list then unfollowing them

Pretty much always thinking about this section of "Parable of the Sower" 

There are so many moments in the book that demonstrate the key belief that if we cared enough for ourselves and our communities, we wouldn't need to think up ways to punish people for making mistakes.

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Pretty much always thinking about this section of "Parable of the Sower" 

"Listen, no one is going to beat you up, for heaven sake, but you did something wrong, something dangerous. You know you did." "So what do you want her to do?" Allie demanded. "Get on her knees and say she's sorry?" "I want her to love her own life and yours enough not to be careless. That's what I want. That's what you should want, now more than ever."

Everyone share your outlier acronyms, I'll start:
- BMV, which is Ohio's DMV
- FOIL, which is New York's FOIA law

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gargron do you even know how people use your network

- pinned posts not showing up at the top of user profiles?

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Things that seem missing from the official Mastodon iOS app so far (or that I just can't find):
- "unlisted" privacy option for posts.
- a "local" timeline.
- a way to see server announcements.

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For those of you who play Blizzard games.

The employees have asked you not play them at all tomorrow as a message to the company.

Digital Strike and all that.

Just saw something about people using Instagram "close friends" stories to invite people to events, and it made my anxiety spike, so I thought I would say publicly: if anyone wants me to attend something, they have to actually directly tell me so (DM me somewhere, email me, text me, tag me, whatever). Do not just hope I will see a random thing posted somewhere.

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mumford and sons being fash 

imagine writing out a statement that's like "in today's modern climate of woke cancel culture mobs, i simply cannot continue to be a member of mumford and sons"

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uspol 

This is not me saying "Republicans Bad," it's me saying that there's clearly some nuance to the mythological idea of California as a "liberalizing" force in national politics (and also the commonly-held Liberal idea of Ohio as "backwards" or "dysfunctional")

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uspol 

I'm realizing this because that means California and Ohio sent the same number of Republicans to this Juneteenth vote, and 0 from Ohio voted against it, but 2 from California voted against it.

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uspol 

I just realized that there are as many Republican House representatives from California as there are from Ohio (11 each)

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Still hooked on the Ukraine Eurovision entry, which now that I pay attention to the video and lyrics is possibly a sort of post-COVID / post-Chernobyl (?) hygge-Mad-Max EDM folk festival anthem youtube.com/watch?v=U7-dxzp6Jv

pol palestine 

I posted more about this on Twitter, but I was raised in an Orthodox Jewish community, where they made me feel stupid and unwelcome in my own community whenever I even hinted that I thought Israel might be the bad guys. This made it nearly impossible to even think my opinions through, let alone TALK about them. So as a result, I've been angry and ashamed at the Israeli occupation of Palestine longer than I have felt able to talk about it.

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