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darwinwoodka ,
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@georgetakei they're all horrid people

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"We are going to put on the armor of God. And maybe strap on a Glock on the side of us just in case." -AZ Senate candidate Kari Lake

The blending of White Christian Nationalism and increasingly overt calls for violence is a dangerous combination.

darwinwoodka ,
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@rbreich

"God said it I ignore it I have a glock"

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From 1989 — 2021, typical working families in the US saw negligible increases in their real incomes and wealth.

Meanwhile, the wealthiest 1% became $29 trillion richer.

Trickle-down economics did not work.

It still does not work.

It will never work.

It's not meant to work.

darwinwoodka ,
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@rbreich

It is working as intended, people just forgot to ask who it was supposed to work for

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@georgetakei

Sure, once the GOP realize something they've done is unpopular it's somehow the Dems fault and Dem's job to correct it.

I'm tired of this game. Dems want to make your life better, people. The GOP stands in the way of that.

Every. Damned. Time.

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Let's be clear. Arizona's Supreme Court knocking reproductive rights back to 1864 is a direct result of Donald Trump keeping his promise to appoint U.S. Supreme Court Justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade.

darwinwoodka ,
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@rbreich

You want a blue Arizona, GOP? This is how you get a blue Arizona.

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Here's what we're reading today:

The emergence of Iranian drones with a relatively low level of technology is provoking tensions on four continents, Bloomberg reports.

Iranian drones have been increasingly used by the Russians in the war with . This has aroused the interest of other countries, which have begun to study and adapt the technologies created in Tehran.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2024-04-08/iran-s-drone-tech-innovations-are-redefining-global-warfare?srnd=homepage-europe

darwinwoodka ,
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@timkmak Moscow Mike and Moscow Marjorie need to settle their fake fight and get back to doing the work of the United States instead of the work of Putin.

georgetakei , to Random

We'd love to sea it.

darwinwoodka ,
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@georgetakei

I would take that over the country stuff thanks

georgetakei , to Random

What wife? 👀

darwinwoodka ,
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@georgetakei

lost in the greige

georgetakei , to Random
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@georgetakei

I mean --- how????? wtf

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After Jan 6, GOP megadonor Nelson Peltz called it a “disgrace” and apologized for backing Trump.

But after breakfast with Trump this month, Peltz now says he'll "probably" vote for him.

Never underestimate how quickly billionaires will sell out our democracy for tax cuts.

darwinwoodka ,
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@rbreich as if they need more money. Fuckers.

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@NickEast @humour @reading @bookstodon @bookbubble @books

Also known as "Study Hall"

georgetakei , to Random
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@georgetakei

Moscow Mike needs to STFU and PASS THE UKRAINE AID. And NOT his shitty bill -- the Senate one. GET IT DONE ALREADY.

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Looks at murder of aid workers in Gaza

Checks principles

"Axiom: Killing civilians is always wrong. (Doesn't matter why, or who: no exceptions, it's always wrong.)"

Fuck Netanyahu. (The end.)

darwinwoodka ,
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@cstross

those who do not learn from the history of being the victims of tyrants are condemned to become the tyrants

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Anyone who is upset that California fast food workers at major national chains will start earning $20/hr needs to realize that the minimum wage would actually be at least $24/hr if it had been raised at the same pace as worker productivity gains since the 1960s.

darwinwoodka ,
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@rbreich they also need to realize these are not "kid" jobs any longer but actual adults work them who have to support families on that income. Too many remember working fast food jobs in their youth when we didn't depend on that income as a living wage.

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Your April Fools' Day Reminder that trickle-down economics is the greatest trick of all. It's nothing more than a cruel hoax designed to enrich corporations and the super-rich at your expense. Don't fall for it.

darwinwoodka ,
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@rbreich Monopoly is more than just a game. It's a simple demonstration of what unfettered capitalism does. Every time.

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Joyce Vance: “This is a five-alarm fire. We know what the reaction would be if Joe tweeted a photo of a bound and gagged Donald in the trunk of an electric car. Why does Donald Trump get more leeway, especially with his past history? He only continues to get it because our institutions—the courts, the Republican party—let him take it.”

https://open.substack.com/pub/joycevance/p/we-need-to-talk-about-this?r=br61&utm_medium=ios

darwinwoodka ,
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@GottaLaff

Honestly I think the conversations that need to be happening are between anyone still thinking this crap is macho and funny and anyone who still socializes with them in any way whatsoever. Cut these people off. Don't let them think this is funny or macho or a cute joke. Just walk away from them. And if you live with them, get out.

We need to cut off the toxic masculinity and any support for it at all. It's gotta stop.

darwinwoodka ,
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@GottaLaff Nope, they don't, that's the real deal. We need to push this shit back in the dark corners where it belongs.And too many are unwilling to tell their "macho" types to can it already.

We don't have to raise or support toxic men in our society.

georgetakei , to Random

She has a point!

darwinwoodka ,
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@georgetakei well they used to do them every week though and now they do take a couple of years.

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👀👀👀👀 :
A appeals court just threw out the five-year prison sentence for Crystal Mason, the Texas woman sentenced for trying to cast a provisional ballot in the 2016 election that was rejected. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/mar/28/crystal-mason-texas-woman-acquitted?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other…

darwinwoodka ,
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@GottaLaff well finalfuckingly

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Hybrid Air Vehicles announced it has agreed terms with Doncaster Council, based in north central England, for a production center at Carcroft Common outside the city to build the 92 meter (302 ft) long Airlander 10 aircraft:

https://www.theregister.com/2024/03/27/airlander_10_hybrid_airship/

BUTTOCK FORCE ONE TAKES TO THE SKIES OVER SOUTH YORKSHIRE!!

(There has got to be a Wallace and Gromit short movie in this.)

darwinwoodka ,
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@cstross

AIRSHIPS! Finally it's the Diamond Age!

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Follow the money, folks. The biggest institutional investor in the Truth Social SPAC is Susquehanna Int’l Group. It was co-founded by GOP billionaire Jeffrey Yass, who is also a major investor in the parent of TikTok. Trump recently did a 180 on banning TikTok. Wonder why?

darwinwoodka ,
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@rbreich

Jeffy Ass is at the top of the billionaires to eat list

georgetakei , to Random

Everything olde is new again.

darwinwoodka ,
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@georgetakei

the fuck

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I'm not a big fan of the Naked Capitalism blog (though on occasion it's brilliant).

But if this account is correct, what Google has done to them -- an "AI" algorithm run amuck is the kindest explanation -- is outrageous. And dangerous. And scary.

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2024/03/google-censorship-ai-run-amok-threatens-demonetization-over-a-navigation-page-with-no-ads-an-article-on-a-foreign-policy-best-seller-deemed-anti-vaxx-and-more-flagrant-errors.html

Journalists should read this to understand why they are directly threatened by this rogue giant.

Google was, early on, a company you could trust to at least try to do the right thing.

Today, Google looks routinely evil.

darwinwoodka ,
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@dangillmor here I thought it would be because it had the word naked in it

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Here's what we are reading today:

At least 133 people are dead and 145 are wounded after multiple gunmen stormed a concert hall in Friday night.

The attacks came two weeks after the U.S. issued warnings about a possible terror attack by the group ISKP.

https://apnews.com/article/russia-moscow-krasnogorsk-gunmen-concert-hall-fire-97e321c3c477ece36d4fb32f50fa0e8a

darwinwoodka ,
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@timkmak

Moscow Mike Johnson has much to answer for. I kind of hope MJT takes him down, he deserves it, even if not for the reasons she thinks.

georgetakei , to Random

The more you know!

darwinwoodka ,
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@georgetakei

wait, you had kids that ate fruit? weird.

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@georgetakei

of course Darrell Issa needs to be told this by absolutely everyone on the daily

zuck , to Random

First post in the fediverse! 👋

darwinwoodka ,
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@zuck there's no money here. And no ads. And no data to sell. Back to your cave.

darwinwoodka ,
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@akrennmair @zuck as if zuck cares what we think

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WHAT—

https://www.adafruit.com/product/4373#tutorials

(Edited to replace kickstarter link because KS owner is a evangelical self-defense missionary person and creeped me out: this version goes to the infinitely less-dodgy Adafruit.)

darwinwoodka ,
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@cstross reminds me of the history of hatpins

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Abortion. Is. Healthcare.

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Republicans already have a plan to rapidly privatize Medicare if Trump wins.

Tucked deep into Project 2025 is a call to “make Medicare Advantage the default enrollment option.”

This would be a historic handout to the insurance industry.

And the death of Medicare as we know it.

darwinwoodka ,
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@rbreich Medicare Advantage is a scam.

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@georgetakei
A complete absence of morals and integrity and the willingness to continuously throw people who trusted you under the bus does not equal "smart".

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  • darwinwoodka ,
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    @rbreich

    this was my post from 4 years ago:

    "Ok , everyone get your final supplies in stock and get REALLY comfortable at home. We're in it for the long haul here. Tomorrow, things get worse. And then worse than that for a long time, until they get better.

    Stay safe, stay home, stay sane, and we'll get through it. Wash hands, use sanitizer when out, no touchy face at all. You practiced, right?

    Let's be here for each other. Be KIND to each other. And help each other out as much as we can."

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    “We want to make sure that we’re not leaving any pricing on the table. We want to take as much as we can.”

    —CFO of Constellation Brands, producer of popular beers like Corona and Modelo

    Corporate price gouging has gotten so bad that they aren't even trying to hide it anymore.

    darwinwoodka ,
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    @rbreich fuck these assholes. Their beer sucks too.

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    Google’s self-designed office swallows Wi-Fi “like the Bermuda Triangle”

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/03/googles-self-designed-office-swallows-wi-fi-like-the-bermuda-triangle/

    Having an office with barely working Wi-Fi sure is awkward for a company pushing a "return to office" plan that includes at least three days a week at Google's Wi-Fi desert.

    "You’d think the world’s leading Internet company would have worked this out."

    darwinwoodka ,
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    @cstross can't they just put in a bunch of Google wifi repeater thingies like we have to do in our townhouse?

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    I won't go near Temu, and this Financial Times piece may help explain why I feel that way. https://1ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcontent%2F7062735d-43c5-4570-ac11-bc929ea0f297

    darwinwoodka ,
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    @dangillmor I won't go near the FT, and their paywall explains why I feel that way

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    Mitch McConnell’s billionaire sister-in-law Angela Chao made panicked last call before dying in ‘completely submerged’ Tesla on Texas ranch: report

    https://nypost.com/2024/03/09/us-news/angela-chao-made-panicked-call-before-dying-in-completely-submerged-tesla-on-texas-ranch/

    —Incoming Congressional hearings and regulatory investigation ahoy!

    darwinwoodka ,
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    @cstross always worth having one of those window breaking hammers in your car.

    georgetakei , to Random
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    @georgetakei

    anyone with "thousands of pairs of sneakers" is a fucking ass anyway.

    dangillmor , to Random
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    The Supreme Court has wiped out a lot of the Constitution over the years. For example, the 4th Amendment is basically dead after countless rulings that have chipped away almost all of it.

    Today's ruling eviscerated another amendment's meaning.

    darwinwoodka ,
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    @dangillmor That's fine, they'll bitch less when we get back in power and tear apart the second then

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    3D printed titanium structure shows supernatural strength

    https://www.rmit.edu.au/news/all-news/2024/feb/titanium-lattice

    darwinwoodka ,
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    @cstross no it doesn't

    darwinwoodka ,
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    @cstross the structure is based on natural materials ;^)

    georgetakei , to Random

    May she pine for better days.

    darwinwoodka ,
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    @georgetakei
    I mean as long as it takes to resolve a disability case she could have rehabbed in that time.

    georgetakei , to Random

    Today in , discover how Speaker Mike Johnson's deep-rooted belief in the Seven Mountains Mandate influences his governance approach. Ultimately, the goal is a nation guided by faith, but what are the implications? Check out this deep dive to learn more. https://thinkbigpicture.substack.com/p/seven-mountains-mandate-parker-johnson

    darwinwoodka ,
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    @georgetakei

    Bible says go pray in private and stop being a fucking hypocrite, Mikey.

    Take care of America's needs? Fucking Russian traitor Mike Johnson couldn't wipe America's ASS.

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    As Josh Marshall observes, re the Russian op against the Bidens:

    "The story here is how the U.S. again got bamboozled by transparent foreign manipulation and how the U.S. political press bought into it pretty much whole hog."

    Our political press isn't terrible solely because it cares more about horse races than one party's attacks on democracy. It's dangerous, in its willful incompetence. We're in some trouble, and there's no sign that most journalists care -- at all.

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/can-dc-reporters-overcome-their-trumper-shock-training/sharetoken/KGBJRFFolANQ?utm_source=brevo&utm_campaign=Backchannel%20wsurvey%20267&utm_medium=email

    darwinwoodka ,
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    @dangillmor not "the US". The GOP and they are 100% complicit

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    Dear journalists who remain on Twitter:

    You actively participate on a site operated by an extremist right-winger who promotes other extremists who want, among other things, to end democracy. The end of democracy means, in case you haven't grasped this yet, the end of freedom of expression.

    This means you are actively supporting his business -- and you're doing it for free.

    Please grow a spine, and stop helping the people who hate you and want to destroy what you do.

    darwinwoodka ,
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    @dangillmor people are not illegal and undocumented people cannot vote. Musk is a liar.

    darwinwoodka ,
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    @dangillmor as an immigrant himself does Elon consider himself an illegal voter?

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    darwinwoodka ,
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    @dangillmor "what are you most afraid of?" They're not giving you news, they're giving you your fears repackaged to drive you to vote for right wing liars.

    And that dude looks like a crazed raccoon

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