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I'm a tech support (whisperer) guy, interested in , and . just read Kate Raworth's . photo and other machinery manly when and long distance

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There are many things I will never understand but chief amongst them of late is the USA.

Individual US citizens, sure, I've met many, lived with them, became friends with some, and encountered online so many lovely, kind, talented, sincere and amazing people. Hello cool people!

Oh but your nation? I don't get it. I don't get the obsession with the founding fathers, the obsession with the document they wrote, the obsession with laws, and enforcing them, the gun obsession, the individualism obsession, the freedom obsession. I will never understand the systems that oppress as much as they try to help: healthcare, education, legal, voting, housing, wages.

Some days the US feels as strange, remote, and unfathomable as the distant past, like the Roman Empire with their snacks of mice dipped in honey, where starving bears attacking women was fine, but naked women being attacked by bears was a step too far.

Sorry. I don't get it.

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RT @Delia4Congress@twitter.com

Ban assault weapons, not abortions. Pass it on.

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Those hoping Tories will be kicked out in ‘24 because Brits have had enough, look at #LocalElections — they haven’t.

FPTP has a built in advantage for Tories — minority vote delivers huge majorities.

Get behind a progressive Party that’ll deliver STV PR, and really consign the Tories to history.

Labour won’t, they prefer to be out of power, squabbling 🤬

join.greenparty.org.uk

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#Beergate should be the prod that Labour needs to get behind Leveson II and Press reform.

But, much like Brexit, Starmer has probably convinced himself he can make the current Press shambles work:

bylinetimes.com/2022/05/11/bee

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Check here to see if you have a vote tomorrow👇🏼

If you do and you have a Tory councillor, check with your Council’s ‘Elections’ website to see which Party came second — and vote for them.

If you don’t have a Tory, vote for the progressive incumbent to increase their vote

electoralcommission.org.uk/i-a

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+UPDATE+

#Britains Ukrainian #refugee scheme “has collapsed”.

Applicants have largely given up, returned home or are selecting other avenues as the #UK home office scheme proves unworkable.

t.co/vfhVNKlkoB
twitter.com/nicktolhurst/statu

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Why did you end up coming to Mastodon? Pls boost so we can get some good data 🙌

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CAUTION: Contains image of Johnson made up as a ghastly clown 

If this isn’t incentive enough to get off your arse on Thursday and vote your local Tories out, I don’t know what is…

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Every time the cockatoo departs, it does this funny backwards dive off the ledge.

I'm a tech support (whisperer) guy, interested in , and . just read Kate Raworth's . photo and other machinery manly when and long distance

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If any #Vermont/#NewEngland folks are interested in learning about #EmployeeOwnership, #workercoops, etc., the Vermont Employee Ownership Conference is happening June 9 in Burlington! You can register here:

If the price is beyond your means, DM me, as we offer a variety of discounts to students, first-timers exploring, etc. whova.com/portal/registration/

#btv #vt #coop #workercoop #ESOP #cooperative #cooperatives

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Before joining Mastodon had you participated or were active on BBS (dial-up) or forums (vBulletin style) in the past?

Boosts are appreciated for better sample sizes.

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Any theory for why #Christianity is in decline in America must also be able to explain why functionally ALL traditional secular social institutions, (like Boy Scouts, Freemasons, Sons of the American Revolution, IEEE, Bar Associations, etc.) are also in decline, and have been for decades.

A lot of ink has been spilt over the "rise of the nones", but people aren't just leaving #religion. People are removing themselves from basically all social society.

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You can now read and engage with news and information about 🇪🇺 EU policies, in a privacy-focused environment and with no transfer of data outside the EU.

This initiative is part of an EU pilot for supporting and using social media platforms based on open-source software.

Follow us! 🙌

#EuropeanUnion #Mastodon #Fediverse

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Okay this One Weird Trick for Windows 10 is absolutely awesome.

Go to your downloads folder, and type

notepad <filename>:Zone.Identifier

and very likely you'll get the URL that you downloaded that file from! Alternate NTFS stream magic!

textslashplain.com/2016/04/04/

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#introductions Hi! I'm an amateur astronomer, who has been lucky enough to turn her passion into her job by becoming the outreach coordinator at the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy of the University of Amsterdam. I organize open nights at the uni, but also love sidewalk astronomy, and recently brought the library telescope project to the local public library. Am mostly a visual observer but do sometimes dabble in astrophotography. I took this Milkyway pic last weekend at a starparty.

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