"A fanatic is one who redoubles his effort when he has forgotten his aim." -George Santayana

There are a lot of people who can't let go of misinformation even after it's revealed that their previous information was incorrect. This is why it's so important that factual news be repeated more often than lies. A lie often repeated becomes the reality people live. A society cannot abide with untruths driving policy.
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Phone-based scams are becoming increasingly sophisticated and hard for even experts to detect.

If you get a call from a financial institution, the best defense is to hang up and call them back, using a number you look up yourself online.

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are named after a man who kept transposing syllables of words, and often their meanings. His classes in Oxford were often packed with students (even those not his own) hoping to catch him in what they endearingly called a Spoonerism.

Now people use it as a humorous device to tell like this one.
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And keep going. It'll take a while...

Astronaut 1: "I can't find any milk for my coffee".
Astronaut 2: "In space, no-one can. Here, use cream".

I’ve been taking a photo of my aquarium every night around the same time. One of these days I need to learn how to stitch the photos together into a gif. It will be cool to watch the plants grow.

"Okay, here's the scenario. You are a crew member on a starship."
"Cool."
"Space travel is slow, you'll be stuck with your crewmates a long time."
"So we must get along."
"Yes. Communicate, listen, share limited resources."
"I can do that. What's the starship called?"
"Earth."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

On a more serious note, a plethora of institutions are offering educational programs for free, and here is one extensive list: amazingeducationalresources.co
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Word of the Day: hamsterkauf
Panic-buying, like a hamster stuffing their cheeks.

Sanders is not Trump. Only the former has populist rhetoric backed by tangible, if lofty, proposals.

Biden is not Trump. He is not as left as Sanders, but he is far from a Republican.

Pick one in the primary, and then vote him into office in November.

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