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my wife is watching or listening to something for school and they keep mentioning australia and i keep yelling 'australia's not real' or 'they're lying to you it doesn't exist' and 'australia's fake' and now she's getting mad at me for preaching the truth to her

** If you're curious about #Cassoland, it is a world which Cassandra Khaw (not in fediverse) and I are exploring together. It is an intriguing place. **

"Well, son," the king said, "you are of marriageable age now. Shall we arrange a ball?"
The prince considered, then shook his head. "No, father, I would rather be put in a tower."
The queen smiled fondly at her memories. "Ah," she said, "you are just like your father."
#Cassoland #MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories


The Elixir Of Life

I don't have time to get all photo illustrative and Instagrammy about this, so it will just be Words About Making Sweet Tea.

We drink a lot of it. Here's how we make it.

We have a 1.7 L electric kettle that we use to boil tap water (any other method of boiling water will do).

We've got a 2 qt Pyrex mixing bowl with a handle and a pour spout to steep the tea in (any other vessel will do).

We use Family Size Luzianne Iced Tea Bags, three per pitcher. Put the bags in the bowl, use a wooden clothes pin to hold the bag tags, and pour the hot water in, to steep.

Let it steep about 20 minutes, to get it good and dark. Remove the tea bags.

We use one gallon Rubbermaid serving pitchers, in rotation. Pour the hot/warm tea into the pitcher. Add 1/2 to 1 cup of white sugar (according to taste - I use a 1/2 cup).
Stir the mixture until the sugar is dissolved.
Then add more tap water to fill the pitcher, put the lid on, and put it in the fridge to chill.

Iced Tea can get funky, but it never lasts... show more

Copied and pasted into my recipes 🧡🧡🧡🧡

Probably ought to tell y'all how to make proper cornbread next. But it won't do you any good if you don't have a cast iron skillet.

The consequences of wearable tech could expand into the workplace: when employers have access to the data collected, “It’s quite possible there will be effects on whether you are retained, promoted, demoted—who is first to be laid off," says EFF's Lee Tien

I’m sorry. But the people who produce and sell “health” foods should make the effort to make them look (and often taste) less like baked sand.

To be clear... I have no problem with healthy food, gluten-free, vegan food. I have a problem with people who present “healthy” food that tastes like baked sand as “great” because it’s “healthy.

I have eaten fairly regularly at two vegetarian/vegan restaurants where the food is delicious. It looks good, smells good, tastes good.

“Healthy food” doesn’t have to look and taste horrible., Exactly. Finding the foods that had taste was quite a challenge for a while.

Check, check, check, check and CHECK.

Adulting in the new era...

Lol I thought the first one was the fishing the package out of the trash one @Shelenn Ayres! I was confused for a minute!

Handelsstreit mit den USA, Brexit und Autoindustrie in Aufruhr - kein Wunder, dass die Konjunktur leidet. Der Arbeitsmarkt in Deutschland ist aber sehr robust.
Arbeitsmarkt: Zahl der offenen Stellen erreicht Rekordniveau - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Wirtschaft
#Arbeitslose #Frank-JürgenWeise #BundesagenturfürArbeitBA #Arbeitsmarkt #Wirtschaft #Staat&Soziales #BundesagenturfürArbeit


Slice O' Life

In this episode, we hear from The Troublemaker.

The one who's making us [pizza historians] all look bad.

The guy who says: Your whole career is based upon a lie.
Re-examining the origins of pizza in America. In New York.

And discussing the need to have an endowed chair of Pizza.


#food #pizza #history #seriouseats #secretsauce #podcast


Ziad Hayek nominated as World Bank boss by Lebanon

In a letter submitted to the Executive Director of the World Bank Merza Hasan, Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil nominated Hayek while praising his "qualifications" for the role.

Hayek is also Vice Chair of the United Nations Working Party on PPP in Geneva, the Executive Director of the U.N.-affiliated International Center of Excellence in PPP for Ports in Beirut while serving on the Board of Trustees of USEK University, along with a number of other local NGOs.
#WorldBank #UN #UnitedNations #News #Politics #Lebanon #ZiadHayek #Hayek #Economy #Economics #Global #Worldwide


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wow I forgot I declared Starship's "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" as a good Hackers soundtrack song on my aNONradio show last nite LOL


A body-blow to civil forfeiture

The US Supreme Court just ruled 9-0 in Timbs v. Indiana (majority opinion by Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined by all Justices except Gorsuch and Thomas, both of whom wrote separate concurring opinions) that the Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines is incorporated to the States, and that the States therefore may not seize property via civil forfeiture disproportionate to the penalty for a crime.

LA Times report here; Supreme Court opinion here. It's terse and to the point, only two pages.

The ruling does not, as far as I see, specifically address the question of police departments seizing money and property merely upon suspicion with no proof of any crime committed and no charges filed. However, the question almost begs itself, if there is no crime, then how can any "fine" at all b... show more

And that makes perfect sense. Whereas the model here has far too often turned into "We don't like the look of you, so we're going to seize your vehicle and all this cash you have in your possession because you can't prove on the spot that you didn't obtain it dishonestly."

And once it's seized, good luck ever getting it back.

Yeah. Horrid system, to be sure :(

Federation report: in the last hour, received 12593 toots from 553 instances. We can see at the moment 57.80% (61.11% excluding of the network statuses and are connected to 6480/5477 known instances.

Eifersüchtige Katze,
eifersüchtiger Papagei,
alles schon gehört - ärgerlich, aber wirste mit fertig.

Ein eifersüchtiges Pferd... 😱

||5C6DD346WOO|| urgent! the jukebox hassles the persuasive implement. ||EOT|| #dpvp_23

small pleasure: misting the mini tree with water and seeing the running crab spider lower its face to a tiny tiny drop and slowly drink it all up


The Elixir Of Life, The Making Thereof:

@Drew McCarthy This is like Moses coming down with some stone tablet wisdom! 🧡


Enemy images and new perspectives on far right issues

Hi all, as many of you know i've been talking with (and listening to!) people on the far right-side of the political spectrum like Charlie and Wolf

People are asking my why i do this and there are several reasons (which i may bring up in another post) but one simple answer is that i don't want to have any barriers between myself and others, and people on the right side of the spectrum ware people that i did have problems understanding before

When seeing posts on diaspora, or hearing about some issues like the ones in the table below i used to have a negative mental image, "enemy image", telling me that is terrible and awful

Speaking with people, and listening to what they are saying in an open way is important i think. It has helped me understand better their views on issues

Issue Enemy image I now see
Talking about weapons Violence and anger Wanting safety and security for themselves and their families
Conspiracy theories Mental instability Wanting people to have integrity and b... show more

So your still complaining about censorship? Even though you get to say exactly what you like? And you still can't come up with any evidence.

Still avoiding the issue...

It's that time again! Pause for a moment and just breathe.

I've added "Disco Dingo" as a print to my shop :)
#art #illustration #mastoart

@sylvia_ritter I love your artwork to begin with, but this one is 😘 👌

@sylvia_ritter Talking about music:
The #binaergewitter Podcast folks hope that Ubuntu 29.10 is finally going to be called "Yodeling Yeti".
Would you want to draw that?

/cc @madmas @l33tname

I have absolutely no sense of direction. I wonder if they’re wandering around out there.

I’ve known a lot of men with much better sense of direction than me @Charlie10 and I used to wonder if it’s a male/female thing, but then I know women with a great sense of direction. My opinion is that the men think they’ll work it out if they have enough time. Lol

To guide you home @Shonie Hutter? Good idea. I’m very good at landmarks. If you tell me it’s near the brick house with the lawn decoration in the front yard, that always guides me.


How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System !

How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System ! @blickwinkel1 @verona_pooth1 @blickwinkel24 @gedankensplitte @DeineIdee @erich christoph @faechersport @boxticker @boxtickerin

I will send approved PETA spies to certify Body Shop's #No2animalTesting claims LOL

PETA should be off doing that and not running animal shelters. The euthanasia rate at the shelter they run in Norfolk is appalling. 😢

i know about that!! They play Gods!! This is why I am not with them! They do so many questionnable things


Content warning: Abuse, academia?

Plenty of examples of abusive people in academia.

Reminder to everyone still working three dead-end jobs dog-walking, Uber-driving, grocery-running, adjunct-educating, hoping to win the killer-app lottery living in a coffin apodment or parents' closet, United Airlines aircraft engineers living in vans in $4000 rent cities, 70-year-old retirees going back to work in Amazon sweatshops sardine-packed 5 families to a house, and the other 60% of America in poverty after adjusting for rent/health care costs, as the biosphere dies.

Fuck Capitalism

I literally know a United Airlines aircraft engineer, makes $90,000 a year, and lives, ironically, in a 2012 Chevvy *Suburban* parked in a Walmart.

Wife and kids live hundreds of miles away. Sees them once a week. Constantly in marriage counseling.

No one is making it.

Mal zusammen fassen :
* Verbot des #Darknet bzw. #OnionNet
* #Artikel11 und #Artikel13
* Fingerabdruck auf Personalausweis
* Ausbau von Videoüberwachung wegen Dieselfahrverboten
* Cyberpolizisten in Cybereinrichtungen in Cybereinrichtungen
* Totschlagargument "Wer nichts zu verbergen hat"

Hab ich was vergessen? Oder reicht das aus, um die #CDU, #CSU und #SPD scheiße zu finden und auf keinen Fall zu wählen?

Huawei has ‘serious, worrying’ engineering problems affecting network security, but no plan to fix them, UK spy agency says