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Does anyone have a #recommendation for a Mastodon server or other online community optimized for people with social anxiety?

Boosts welcome.

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#WordOfTheDay
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sympathetic

Pronunciation /sɪmpəˈθɛtɪk/
adjective
1 Feeling, showing, or expressing sympathy.
1.1 Showing approval of or favour towards an idea or action.

Origin
Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘relating to an affinity or paranormal influence’, as in sympathetic magic): from sympathy, on the pattern of pathetic.

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I admit that I am not always sympathetic when someone else is sad. It is one of my many failings.

Mastodon political etiquette proposal 

It is the proper etiquette to mark CW's with + if positive message or - if negative message. When it comes to politics what is positive or negative depends on your political viewpoint.

I suggest we use:

<+ meaning positive from a left wing viewpoint
+> positive from a right wing viewpoint

What if there were 1 trillion more trees?

How can trees help in the fight against climate change? Dig into the efforts to rebuild damaged ecosystems and reduce carbon emissions.

youtube.com/watch?v=3hxE7Af98A

covid, death, gofundme 

"A feast for fire and a feast for water; a feast for life and a greater feast for death!"

My nephew Corey has died of complications of covid-19. His VFD is raising money for his cremation and transportation of his remains back to Pittsburgh for the funeral.

gofundme.com/f/corey-becker

If you have a couple of bucks, could you please donate? None of us can get back to Pennsylvania to help.

Thank you in advance. Please boost.

uspol 

The American electorate is focusing on the election outcome. The election outcome is crucial, but just as crucial is how we get there.

Even if Trump loses, Trumpism has won. There was no repudiation by millions of Americans of Trump- the popular is largely the same as it was in 2016. The US courts refused to indite him for violating the Emoluments Clause. The Senate refused to impeach him, and now when he threatens the democratic process, there is no large scale pushback by Republicans.

uspol, Rupert Murdoch, Chris Hayes 

A coordinated set of messages from Murdoch owned media prep Trump and supporters into accepting likely defeat.

Tweet from Chris Hayes:

"It is *incredible* to watch Rupert Murdoch assert his power and realize the degree to which *he’s* the actual power center in all of this."

The real puppet master was, and is, Murdoch, not Putin. Murdoch got everything he wanted from Trump.

It’s good that you do not use Facebook but remember this..

Even when you have not opened it but you are ‘logged in’ on your browser, Facebook wil still track you on all websites that you go where the ‘Facebook 1 pixel tracking’ is installed.

That way Facebook knows what you do on the web even when you ‘are not using it’.

If you ask me, please delete #Facebook ASAP.

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Elephants are incredibly smart, they can tell whether human is threat to them by recognizing sounds of different tribes languages in Kenya, they fear Maasai men the most by just their language(Maasai). This is different from women and children of the same tribe with similar language.

Polite reminder: Earth is a tree planet with some bacteria. Everything else is just the extra stuff that lives here too.

And if all of this is making you feel insecure, full of fear - rest assured.

We will get through this.

In max 6 months we WILL have vaccines and they WILL be given prioritised to high risk groups.

If you need to vent or cry, my DMs are open. I will help you. Peace.

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Trump administration communication during the COVID-19 pandemic 

"Trump has repeatedly uttered falsehoods regarding the pandemic. One theme of Trump's falsehoods is exaggerations of the reactionary measures taken by his government and the private sector.

Trump has also understated the projected time to produce a vaccine, recommended uncontrolled transmission in pursuit of "herd immunity" until a vaccine is developed, and promoted unapproved treatments"

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_ad

As #ElectionDay draws closer, don't forget.

Trump was so worried about looking good for reelection that he lied about the seriousness of the virus, didn't warn people to take precautions, and Americans died because of that.

Nothing anyone can say can mitigate that. #VoteBlue #VoteEarly #VoteNov3

United States Records Its Worst Week Yet for Virus Cases;
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths across much of the country are the highest they have been during the pandemic.
nyti.ms/3kIcfPR

“Folks, we cannot afford another four years of Donald Trump.”

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