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Howdy, folks. By way of , as it says on the tin, I , I , and I . I've been in the Fediverse since 2017, but I've just moved to the Wandering Shop.

Looking over past posts from my previous home, I seem to have dedicated quite a few bytes to events in , how to be a , in local , plus contemporary and culture.

So, you may see more of that in this space, plus long sentences, Oxford commas, and .

#US #Thanksgiving #Food 

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Can please boost me? Question for people not from the US (or Canada, probably): Do you feel like ideas like "racism is discrimination + systemic power" or "reverse-racism isn't real" are in some way ideas from the US? Would those seem foreign to you? Are claims around those and "we're not from the same culture, so we have different views" as disingenuous as it sounds to me or am I off?

Yo , it ain’t over ‘till it’s over.

The run-off for trustees in the Dallas Independent School District and Dallas College are December 8, and early starts tomorrow.


Sample Ballot:

To play that old song, electing a -friendly school official can save a kid’s life.

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Also, if you know anyone who lives in Georgia and is or will turn 18 by Jan 5th, please make sure they are registered to vote!

The New Georgia Project has done a lot of work to ensure that registering to vote is as easy as possible, so all you have to do to register is fill out this form here:

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unfiltered but probably okay 

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there is nothing more countercultural this year than hope and caring and mutual support, and nothing more mainstream than edgy doomsaying and competitive cynicism

this winter is a golden opportunity to be punk *as fuck*

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This is the bisexual dad representation I didn't know I needed 🦢🦢🦢

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A reminder to all creative people:

If the RIAA's recent actions have reminded us of anything, it's that you cannot guarantee you have a copy of any of your work unless you have backups of it on your own system.

The 'cloud' is someone else's computer, and there is ample evidence that the someone else who owns that computer does not care at all about the hours of passion you've poured into things you make.

Act accordingly.

: “Data show the [OSIRIS-REx] spent approximately 5 more seconds in contact with 's sample site and then performed its back-away burn. Timelapse frames from reveal the aftermath.”

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Tagging Bennu

Image Credit: OSIRIS-REx, University of Arizona, NASA, Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio #APoD

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There was a little bit of when I went to today:

Reaching a new polling place before dawn to find a blocks-long line.

A lady who was too special to wear a standing right next to me.

Being told I “wasn’t in the system” and prevented from .

Racing back to log into work on time.

Racing out to another poll after work, eventually getting “found in the system”, and voting just before it closed.

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This was the exact cry I needed today. I tried several kinds, but this was it.
RT @GavinNewsom
"I am not here in spite of the struggle; I am here because of the struggle."

Moving words by Justice Martin Jenkins.

Today, I was honored to nominate him to California’s highest court. He will be the first openly gay person to serve.

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