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@Dingfelder im pretty sure we are going to rewatch soon.

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For 2 yrs, experts have been telling me and @JeremySchwartz that a private fence in #Texas could fall because it was built on a floodplain & due to shoddy construction.
There's now a gov-commissioned report that the DOJ tried to keep secret for more than 1 yr saying just that.
Despite this, the government allowed the fence to remain as part of a settlement with the builder. via @texastribune @ProPublica propublica.org/article/border-

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It's official: France bans short haul domestic flights ✈️ in favour of train 🚆 travel 👇👇
buff.ly/3gVzNUR

@heath I don’t usually mind them, however, we’re still in an uncontrolled pandemic and my family has just gotten over COVID and I don’t want us to have it again. There may be a longer-term trip after the first of the year that I’m leery of.

@heath Not much. Took the kids to pick up a couple of birthday gifts for friends. I should look about packing for a business trip I don’t want to go on.

@rubin_allergy I click on that, it opens the app, but doesn’t pull up your TT. 😔

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Oh. Wow. By all means, please keep going. That's about $3k worth of positive momentum right there today.

I dare you to finish funding this today. I DOUBLE DARE YOU

kickstarter.com/projects/jonro

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As we watch Elon Musk slide into rightwing radicalization in real time, I’m reminded of this 1941 piece by Dorothy Thompson.
“Who goes Nazi?”

In short: it is the people who love money and status and power that are at risk.
Those who resist the urge are the people who have a solid family life; a job they love for the work, not the money; a moral framework based on pluralism and equal access to opportunity.
Worth a read. #nazi #Twitter #liberal

harpers.org/archive/1941/08/wh

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Wow. This is a WILD ride.

A 1941 piece by Dorothy Thompson, "Who goes Nazi?"

Related to the right-wing slide of Musk...

mastodon.social/@protecttruth@

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oh my god please do not try to explain the fedi to me like i'm a child, why the fuck does this keep happening

men please just shut up

I think the outrage over Spotify Wrapped surveillance to be over-blown. Spotify’s garbage, but that’s a different story altogether.

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Please boost if you’re still masking indoors (in public places)

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Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous and secret cell
Unnumber'd and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the lumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
— "The Kraken" by Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1830