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Catawu

@Catawu@mastodon.social

Not impressed with money, power, celebrity or threats. Find another way.

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sundogplanets, to random
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We had frost last night, luckily it was in the forecast so we covered all the frost-sensitive crops and everything came through just fine! We've had frost on 50% of the Summer Solstices we've had here. Saskatchewan, man.

Another view of a slightly different part of the same field. Mostly bare dirt with one row covered by cloth.

Catawu,
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@sundogplanets Surely you kid!

shoq, to random
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I thought #opensocial was all about DEI? But lately it feels like it’s all about #Caturday. What about dogs, ferrets, pot-bellied pigs, and domesticated wolverines?

Catawu,
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@shoq They’re all cats on

sundogplanets, to random
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The only feeling I have about starship is dread.

They want to use that to launch batches of HUNDREDS of Starlinks at once. And guess where all those Starlinks will end up? The pieces that don't make it to the ground will end up in our upper atmosphere, screwing up the stratosphere, the ozone layer, who knows what else because SpaceX isn't required to do any environmental assessments of this.

Shit. Maybe a good time to post this essay I wrote yet again: https://theconversation.com/an-astronomers-lament-satellite-megaconstellations-are-ruining-space-exploration-215653

Catawu,
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@sundogplanets Totally understand and totally agree.

Catawu, to random Spanish
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I remember when TFG held his first cabinet meeting. He had no idea what a cabinet meeting was. He thought he was on his tv show again. It was solely a round robin of him being praised, each trying to outdo the sycophant that preceded them. Now, all he has is Printer Lady, following him around, handing him hard copy of praises. He is by far the most fragile male ever seen on screen.

Green_Footballs, to random
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With headlines about giant venomous flying spiders, I expected monsters the size of bulldogs with huge sharp fangs dripping green venom, eight red-rimmed eyes, and wings. Fuckin' wings!

Turns out they're slightly bigger than normal, venom's harmless, they don't have wings and don't "fly."

Sad.

Catawu,
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@Green_Footballs they are parachute dare devil spiders. I’m expecting formation drops.

indivisibleteam, to random
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accepted an invitation to give a joint address to Congress.

But Netanyahu should not be given this platform. Members of Congress must send a clear message that they do not support the continued bloodshed and slaughter of innocent Palestinians or the disregard for returning hostages to their loved ones. https://act.indivisible.org/sign/no-netanyahu-tell-your-members-congress-not-attend-speech?source=mastodon&medium=directpost

Catawu,
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@indivisibleteam Republicans in control of either house during a Democrat in the WH always leads to the biggest disrespect for our government that can be given. They had Bibi in before and he slammed, slammed, slammed Obama.

shoq, to random
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HAHAHA. That IDIOT @JohnKasich just said Trump’s retribution will be “constrained by the people around him.” Good fucking god, WHY IS THIS FRAUD ON @msnbc? WHY WHY WHY?

Catawu,
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@shoq @msnbc Why do they keep bringing Tweety on? They are a massively pro Republican imbalance, and they insist on shoving it down our throats, with that ‘chatty’ format they think is so successful.

shoq, to random
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via @gtconway3

Catawu,
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@shoq @gtconway3 I miss Pitchbot

shoq, to random
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It’s understandable that people invested in ActivityPub would feel it’s the most logical standard for a global open social web protocol. And perhaps it should be. But there are competing arguments for and against it. Other federations happened after long and painful competitions between competing tech and players. In the meantime, there were gateways and bridges between them, just as there is one now emerging with BlueSky. It’s a very healthy competition, I think. And both can evolve to …

Catawu,
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@shoq Betamax was superior but VHS promo’d better, and a few bucks cheaper. Betamax woulda been a contenda

shoq, to random
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The Right deliberately set out to sully the word “liberal” and succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. But the Left killed the word progressive all by itself by letting every random group, no matter how extreme, uncooperative, or just fucking nasty, to use it for their own ends.

Catawu,
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@shoq How does anyone stop a group from using a descriptive? Are there laws we can enforce?

mcc, to random
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Zero-dimensional chess

Catawu,
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@mcc Your move

emptywheel, to random
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On Eve of Opening Arguments, WSJ Launders David Weiss' Russian Disinformation Problem

https://www.emptywheel.net/2024/06/04/on-eve-of-opening-arguments-wsj-launders-david-weiss-russian-disinformation-problem/

Catawu,
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@emptywheel It feels like there are parts of the DOJ that are on Acid. Surreal, disconnected, but connected.

mcc, to random
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I miss roller derby

Catawu,
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@mcc I liked it better when they were on the oval… now, the losers are in the GOP

shoq, to random
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Today, Gov. Sununu reversed himself, and he too will vote for Trump. You’d think the nepo-baby of one of the most craven Republicans who ever lived would have a little more backbone, right?

Catawu,
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@shoq Nobody wants to leave the castle grounds. Outside that gate are peasants! They must always be above and safe away from Peasants! Once outside the gates, the peasants could hold them accountable. The fear is real

Teri_Kanefield, (edited ) to random
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Reminder:

It is not a good idea to to respond to every bit of craziness in the news.

By "crazy" I mean speculation.

If we respond (click) all are encouraging craziness.

People click, and the people spreading crazy get rich and they have an inventive to continue.

Traditional news publishers learn that there is $$ in spreading crazy.

In the past, people saw speculation, felt worried and asked me how things work.

We are then part of the cycle.

Let's not be part of the problem.

Catawu,
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@Teri_Kanefield Going to have to paste this one on my wall.

dangillmor, to random
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“Old-fashioned shoe-leather reporting has been replaced by fake people who’ve never set foot in any of the neighborhoods they write about — because they don’t have feet,” says a former employee of a site that purports to do local journalism. Hoodline is a contemptible operation.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/article/ai-journalism-news-job-19449571.php

Catawu,
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@dangillmor The only thing you find in some newsrooms is a bunch of interns skimming social media.

shoq, to random
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Anyone know a better bike derailleur tune up tutorial than this one? he’s good, but the videos just don’t get detailed enough to make it clear exactly what lines up with what.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxDvnwnj7f4

Catawu,
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@shoq Have you tried searching the sites in England or Wales specifically? I have found their detailed instructions on everything from tune-ups to small appliance repairs, very detailed with very good camera work. Different YTs but just seems they are very much more detail oriented.

Wraithe, to random
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Also to that asshole who was whining a few weeks back that it was the BIKE LANES causing traffic in South Boston/seaport, I ask: then explain these dipshits piled up in the clearly marked “Bus Only” lane (signs clearly visible on right and marked on road, which you can’t see because it’s covered with assholes)

Catawu,
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@Wraithe the cause of traffic jams is 2 fold: 1: Cars. 2: Lack of clean, fast accessible, practical rapid transit

Teri_Kanefield, to random
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It's important not to accidently write the sentence in this form: "Trump is appealing."

(I will show myself out.)

Catawu,
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w7voa, to random
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"...as the legal walls actually begin to close in on Trump, the commentary in right-wing media is getting angrier, more menacing, and taking a markedly darker tone." https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/31/media/fox-news-trump-conviction/index.html

Catawu,
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@w7voa Like a car chase after the spike belt deflates the tires, there’s more sparks, more tension, more noise because they are #RidingTheirRims Still dangerous, like a wounded animal, but, but be assured, they are bleeding out. Stay alert.

shoq, to random
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@RaePatterson

And yet, no matter how structurally ignorant, immoral, and craven these Republican are, with distressing unanimity, we, the descendants of the Enlightenment seem utterly powerless to disempower them. They have an iron grip on the balls of our country, and much of our planet.

Catawu,
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@shoq @RaePatterson It’s the constant that runs through them all: The smart ones (rare but they exist) and the incredibly stupid, dull witted ones. They get their orders from a single source conservative tank, and they repeat it, mindlessly, like a hammer to the social psyche. Media monopolies need to divest if we are to begin to get free of the oppressive chronic messaging. Break up monopolies, we can begin to find a healthy balance. This process took decades. It will take decades to undo.

emptywheel, to random
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Catawu,
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@emptywheel You could not resist, now could you? LOL

dangillmor, to random
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Just a reminder that if New York law enforcement had been doing its job decades ago -- among countless infuriating what-ifs -- the world would have been spared his malign presence in the past decade.

Catawu,
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@dangillmor Bribery

Catawu,
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@LauraRBelin @dangillmor And Morning Joe & Mika given him hours of free time every day… of course, now they pretend they were never his buddies… but they were.

Green_Footballs, to random
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I’m not seeing any civil war.

I was told there would be a civil war.

Or at least riots.

Not seeing riots either.

Catawu,
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@Green_Footballs I saw… dancing in the streets.. does that count?

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