“Didst *thee* say no?”

Really?

Come on, Disney!

The mini budget essentially sent the British Pound out bungee jumping without a rope, and that’s in addition to not addressing the energy crisis at all, as well as showing economic “insight” that’s stuck in the 1900s.

Now Truss is insisting that Charles III not attend COP27. That sends a message about the UK’s climate ambitions, and it’s not a good one.

I’m venturing out on a limb here and suggesting that Ms Truss might not be very good at this being PM business…

Turns out On Top of Ole Smokey is quite the ear wurm. I mean, I didn’t ask for this! 😣

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Rant on general ignorance (not QI) 

@cn The issue is that because people don’t understand rhetoric, the scientific method, cognitive biases, etc., they consider themselves experts instead of understanding the limits of knowledge. They can’t live with uncertainty so they look for pat, simple answers.

To me, it points to a failure in education.

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It's #ChildhoodCancer Awareness Month.

Our #EUCancerPlan will ensure children have access to rapid and optimal detection, diagnosis, treatment and care.

Together, we can give children with cancer a better chance. We can make a difference for children and their families. ↓

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It’s hard to even express how excited I am to have the top blurb on the back of the new AP Stylebook. I’ve been using this book my whole adult life!

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Rant on general ignorance 

Every time I wander onto any social network with a lot of users I’m struck by the general stupidity on display.

We don’t talk enough about how a lack of investment in improving & scientifically innovating education in modern societies has crippled us as a civilization.

We don’t talk enough about cognitive bias or how being “post-factual” is simply a new way of saying “delusional”.

We lack the education & sophistication as a society to handle the challenges we face.

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(please boost) job search 

hello! i'm vanta. i have over a decade of experience editing videos, writing, using image editing software, making electronic music, and generally creating things with computers

i need a job! definitely something remote, considering i have asthma and covid is a thing. preferably something part time, but i'd consider full if it wasn't too demanding

i can do just about anything! editing videos, writing stuff, social media, etc.

v4nt4bl4ck@protonmail.com

#GetFediHired

Voor extreem rechts kiezen omdat je toe bent aan iets anders.

(Hoe zeg je dat je niet begrijpt dat daden gevolgen hebben zonder te zeggen dat je niet begrijpt dat daden gevolgen hebben.)

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No National Punctuation Day is complete without a recommendation of @JuneCasagrande@twitter.com’s fabulous book “The Best Punctuation Book, Period.”📚

RT @LanceASchart@twitter.com

@GrammarGirl@twitter.com #JuneCasagrande’s 2014 “The best punctuation book, period”.

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US gun control in the old west 

“I've never seen any rhetoric from that time period saying that the only thing that's going to reduce violence is more people with guns,” says Winkler. “It seems to be much more of a 20th-century attitude than one associated with the Wild West.”

smithsonianmag.com/history/gun

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When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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This week is #BannedBooksWeek.

- 2,532 individual banned books
- 1,648 unique book titles
- 1,261 different authors
- 290 illustrators
- 138 school districts
- 32 states
- 5,049 schools
- 4 million students

- 41% LGBTQ+ theme
- 40% prominent characters of color;
- 21% directly address issues of race and racism

Most books were banned in the red cancel culture states of Texas and Florida. pen.org/report/banned-usa-grow

On the upside: the bigots clearly know their ideology is indefensible.

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vroeger werden
fascisten
fluks gedefenestreerd

maar nu houdt men
de kamerdeur
voor ze open

mensen negeren geleerden,
terwijl ze
charlatans adoreren

die het fundament
van vrijheid
willen slopen

~KB #kb44 #knuppelbeer

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