Loving Wednesday on Netflix.

This will not surprise some of you.

She is verily the patron saint of constitutional commentary.

None of Donald Trump's 2024 GOP rivals has had the courage to condemn his antisemitism.

Let's be clear. One sign your party has embraced full on fascism is when denouncing Nazis is more dangerous politically than dining with Nazis.

Media needs to treat the GOP accordingly.

A rising tide lifts all boats.

Trickle down economics has never worked. Ever. Not once.

There is not a set amount of resources that we must fight over. It's not a single pie where someone having a bigger slice makes yours smaller. Growing the economy or baking a bigger pie helps everyone. Even the selfish and shortsighted people who can't seem to see this.

Helping others helps all of us. Unless your pleasure in life is watching other people suffer. Let's be better than that.

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Republicans hate anything that helps other people because they think it takes away from them, but they're wrong. A short thread.

Public education helps everyone, even if a few can afford private schools. An educated public is essential for both the economy and national security, and the countries that do the best job educating everyone are the ones who will win this century.

Yes help with childcare disproportionally helps low income people, but it helps the economy grow so it benefits us all.

They attack Alex Vindman and defend Stephen Miller. That’s the Republican Party & Elon Musk.

PSA: Do Not Use Services That Hate The Internet. As you look around for a new social media platform, I implore you, only use one that is a part of the World Wide Web. tl;dr avoid Hive and Post. If posts in a social media app do not have URLs that can...

stop circle jerking with yet another closed, centralized corporate products. We’ll only lose more and more ground. We need to build our Fediverse presence where it’s much harder for their noise machines to game things.

If we let the press and influencer 3/4

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birdsite musing 

It's weird coming on here and finding everyone needing to learn what used to be the basics of using Twitter, as though they're a new and unfamiliar thing and not just what we all used to do.

Things like

• read the Everyone timeline
• interact with people
• use hashtags even though Twitter doesn't recognise them, because people search for them
• be nice to people and maybe they'll be nice back
• avoid the official app

etc. etc. etc.

#TwitterMigration #TwitterMusings #OldTwitter

If you enjoy someone's post on #Mastodon go ahead and click the star. If someone tells you that's meaningless because there's no #algorithm, ignore them. Sure, boost the post too if you want others to also see the post, but don't think telling someone you like what they posted is somehow unimportant. In real life I don't tell someone, "good job," or "well said," or "I love that," for the sake of some algorithm, I do it because I'm human and they are too. It's fundamental to being truly social.

“When we live alone we are more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviour, such as smoking or eating badly, because no one else can see. Studies show that people who live by themselves are more likely to suffer from alcoholism, high blood pressure, insomnia and weak immune systems.” ft.com/content/c3aef690-b5a5-4

#mentalhealth #lonliness #psychology #socialwork #psychiatry #psychotherapy #publichealth #health #wellbeing #wellness #community #connection

Very interesting conversation on the differences and merits of #mastodon and the new #post social started by @BrentToderian

As many others have said, for me the knowledge that this social network is not a private company & that my feed is only the chronological sequence of posts and not some algorithm, plus that my data is not for sale, is all I need to know to choose to stay here. And people here are 🎊

Come for the #Privacy & #OpenSource, stay for the #community!

Having run my own test mastodon server, I can tell you that boosting is REALLY important. That's how posts propagate between servers that are not federated together.

I may get a bit technical, and it can be hard to describe but it's something like this:

Let's say that you have 2 servers, A and B that are not connected. They have their own federated timelines that is vastly different.

let's assume they have their users @a@A and @b@B that are mutuals. If user @a@A sees something interesting on theirs federated timeline and boosts it, user @b@B will see that on their own home page. But more importantly server B will now know about and download that post, and everyone else on B server will be able to see that post on their own federated timeline!

And that's why you boost, guys! It helps posts to spread.



My recipe includes wasabi mayo, which has all the goodness of regular mayo with none of the blandness.


I'm an old sandwich. Sandwiches typically live a few days. You don't get to survive as long as I have without knowing a few tricks.

The big one is spending all my time in the freezer.


Keep your friends close, keep wild animals that want to eat you closer.

That's what I always say, anyhow...


Life as a sandwich is hard. You're always looking out for those who want to eat you.

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