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racism 

Picture the amount that the world has changed from 1921 when she was born to 2021 as I write this.

She was 8 years old the first time she met a black person, and she spent most of her early adulthood working as an accountant for black owned businesses in Atlanta. She only talked about this, to me, once in '08.

She spent an hour or two talking about the act of unlearning, and what it took for her to overcome the prejudices she had been taught as the daughter of an Alabama sharecropper.

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Today would have been my great grandmother's hundredth birthday. She passed away a little under 9 years ago. She worked until after she turned 91, and passed within a few weeks of actually stopping work.

She had family photos dating back to the dawn of photography. She outlived her husband, her son, and two of her grandchildren. She lived to see her great grandchildren, and practically raised me through elementary school.

She was a CPA in the 40s, until the 70s. Then she worked in fast food.

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This is called a "roof snake". Also called referred to as a shingle nail puller among other roof-related terms. Watching the DIY version being made seems just so satisfying. One day, I should try to make my own

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How I hijacked the top-level domain of a sovereign state

labs.detectify.com/2021/01/15/

He registered an expired domain used by the .cd ccTLD. Great report.

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[PolitiekBIJ1]

Iedereen zou veilig moeten kunnen stemmen! Daarom is het van cruciaal belang dat stemmen per post mogelijk wordt, ook voor mensen onder de 70 jaar.

Onderteken de petitie:
bij1.org/iktelookmee

#IkTelOokMee
#LiveBIJ1

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14-year-old nephew: Hey Uncle Patrick, you like the TV show Community, right?

Me: Yeah, it's really good. Are you watching it?

Nephew: No, but it's Braden's favorite show.

Me: Who's Braden?

Nephew: *Holds up tablet where he is on a live video call with his friend, Braden*

Me: .... hello Braden.

Braden: Cool cool cool

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My seven year old nephew is such a serious child, he starts every conversation like he's writing a business email. "About what I was telling you earlier about my favorite parks, I have new information for you."

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๐ŸŽ‰ Welcome to newcomers! ๐ŸŽ‰

A few personal tips:

๐Ÿ‘Œ the Fediverse is NOT twitt*r! enjoy a more relaxed, courteous, benevolent way of interacting! you are part of it!

๐Ÿคš introduce yourself! also fill bio and post a couple "toots" before following people to have more chance they'll follow back..

๐Ÿ‘ favourite and follow generously! This is how to create link around. No algorithm-god is spying on you, telling you who to follow, what to read! \o/

โš ๏ธ many people care about CW... learn about that

๐Ÿ’—

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This is where Sanders' long experience in the Senate, and his virtuoso work using its procedures to advance his position, will serve him well. As we saw with McConnell, the ability to wield procedure is a powerful asset in getting stuff done.

Sanders knows all the dirty tricks that the Senate majority leaders used to sink his efforts, *and* he knows all the countermeasures that work against those tricks. He will be a force to be reckoned with.

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What a delightful way to start a book! I can't wait to dig into it!

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@goat i love how one of the most asked questions about this shambles is "have we imposed reciprocal measures" as if seizing their stamppot would show them

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@yeenbean dunno if you've seen this already but we thought you'd appreciate it ๐Ÿ˜‚

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i don't really remember things anymore. i think this is because when you see a thing, your brain puts it into a box labeled "deal with these when they come up again", and when you see it again, the brain transfers it to a box called "might be important" and if it keeps coming up it goes in the box called "actually remember these"

the problem is, nowadays, nothing i see ever comes up again. i see literally everything once, ever, so nothing ends up in the "actually remember these" box

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