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Ok, so for you former Plussers, or anyone else, I finally put links to all my current social media profiles on my home domain page. We'll see which of the various newer places actually gets some serious buy-in from users.
Listed here:

I have O-negative blood, I'm HIV-negative, and I've been on PrEP continuously for years.

I'm basically a Sure Thing. You'd think they would have wanted me to donate long before now.


The personal is political.

Everything is political.

Never let anyone - advocate or government - tell you that our individual choices and actions have the same level of influence as structural change and industrial action.

We WANT to give blood. We aren't ALLOWED to.

2020 is the Karen of years and she wants to talk to the manager

unfortunately the manager is Donald Trump

We might all be stuck at home but we can still recognize the today. Reach out to your gender non-conformant friends, trans, non-binary, genderfluid, and everyone else.

You are loved. ❤️

Social distancing: finally making respect of personal space a requirement

first time out to get gas for the car and a couple of groceries after exiting quarantine and

holy shit

Stats. Testing rates in most states are still terribly low (it's why I didn't have a snowball's chance in Atlanta summer to get one here), but the more alarming stats show up *per capita*. Mississippi and many Plains states are in deep trouble.

Picard spoilers 

It's safe to say that I'm emotionally numb to it all now.

That's a pretty standard coping mechanism, and why I tend to be the one in my friend group to take the torch in crisis situations.

I can fully grieve and let it out when the world is closer to normal again.


So let me get this straight: the Trump administration is willing to hand out $500B to corporations to save executives, but isn't willing to spend $1 billion on more ventilators to save the American people?


I fully expect tomorrow's press conference to look like this.

Official: "The US now leads the world in number of confirmed cases..."

Trump: "Of course we lead the world, we're the greatest country on Earth!"

Reporter: "You know (s)he was talking about infection count, right?"


It's not just older people.


.... I just lost a friend to ... because the American medical system refused to test him...

he died of cardiac arrest today... he was 25, and he died because they didn’t think he was a priority...

We spoke Monday about it... and they wouldn’t test him.

When friends downplayed the risks as shutdown actions started, arguing red-faced that it's all "overreaction," I said that I hoped to be proven wrong.

I'm *not* happy to be right about the number of cases getting a lot worse. This is just the beginning.

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