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I live in Pittsburgh. In fact, I used to live less than a mile from where the shooting took place. I'm not Jewish, but the neighborhood where the shooting happened is very prevalently so. So I know Tree of Life. It's run by kind, helpful, deeply spiritual people.
Our pResident stated in response today that maybe the situation would have been better if the synagogue had been armed. Think about that for a second. Not only is that unreasonable, that's not even human.
No, I'm not surprised that he said that. I wish I could be. Not surprised, but certainly disgusted. This -- I have trouble even calling him a "man," as I consider that an insult both to my gender and my species -- this is what we're dealing with, folks. This is the so-called "leader" of our country.
#liberal #Pittsburgh #mass-shooting #political
Army of Light Hoodie
For this one, my wife and I recently got identical laptops and could really "use" a quick and easy way to tell them apart. Plus, y'know, wolves, and a quote I love. ;)
"We are Starstuff" Laptop Skin
(Side note: you can't have more than one attachment in a post? Boo... OK, images and links it is)
#babylon5 #swag #hoodies #laptops #consumerism #star-stuff #wolves #army-of-light
It seems that the choice of which "facet" of the Federation (Diaspora, Friendica, Hubzilla, Mastodon, etc.) one inhabits depends mostly on the features available in that particular instantiation. Some of that might depend on the culture of the individual node -- I admit that I've almost completely ignored the "Local Community" functionality -- but with the ability to connect with anyone anywhere in the overall Fed, that seems like a secondary concern at best.
Friendica seems to have some solid advantages over Diaspora, namely:
- Forums (equivalent to G+ Communities)
- The ability to edit posts and comments
- Threaded comments
- The ability to talk to more other platforms
So, for Diaspora users: why are you using Diaspora? What's "better" about that platform than Friendica that I'm missing? Thanks!
I love the fact that Friendica comes preloaded with communities, which is one of the things that really makes G+ viable. The one feature that's really missing is that, while users on other Federated platforms can read forum posts, they can't make posts themselves. (Hey @Friendica Developers any chance that can be a Feature request?)
I'm still going to be on G+ until they shutter the doors. It's where my network is (the part of it that isn't just on FB, anyway). But it's looking more and more like this may be my landing spot.