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KimberlyN

@KimberlyN@mstdn.ca

Optimist, #Educator, #Business Partner, Wife, #Dogs, #Nature Enthusiast, #Tech Loving, #Data Powered, Tree-Hugger, Alum #UWaterloo & #WesternUEducation #Science

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KimberlyN, to random
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This mess has written all over it. Since this news article was published, we’ve learned that elected representatives of Wilmot Township and Waterloo Region have signed NDAs, and thus cannot even explain their actions to the farmers whose land they’re planning on expropriating. The entire situation is appalling.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/wilmot-township-farmland-expropriation-region-waterloo-1.7153008

ottaross, (edited ) to random
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Hey #birdsofmastodon people, what's this little red breasted sparrow-sized bird that just showed up in the feeder today? Sorry, grainy photo.

Edit: id'd as a house finch. Thx Kimberly!

KimberlyN,
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@ottaross

I think he’s likely a House Finch.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/House_Finch/id

KimberlyN,
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@ottaross

If you haven’t already, you should check out the Merlin app by Cornell Lab. You can identify birds by their calls in real time.

Rasta, to random
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The baby is finally here.
We can sleep now, maybe..
Grandson three

KimberlyN,
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@Rasta

Congratulations 🎉

GottaLaff, to random
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#Toodles 👋🏼 #WompWomp

Via Kyle Griffin:

Breaking: In a message to staff, NBC's Cesar Conde announces that #RonnaMcDaniel will not be an #NBC News contributor.
"No organization, particularly a newsroom, can succeed unless it is cohesive and aligned … [I]t has become clear that this appointment undermines that goal."

KimberlyN,
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@GottaLaff

And whoever made the decision to hire her, should also be turfed. Then the ENTIRE C-suite should be educated about how fascism works, and why they shouldn’t give a national media platform to anyone who has spent years to gaslighting the country and aiding and abetting fascism. Sheesh! 🙄

GottaLaff, to Florida
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#Florida Passes Law Banning Social Media for Minors Under 14

The legislation prohibits social-media accounts for some teens regardless of parental consent

https://on.wsj.com/495Fa92

KimberlyN,
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@GottaLaff

So much for the party of:

  • small government
  • individual/parental rights superseding government control

Also: how on earth are they going to enforce this law?

Also: why?

GottaLaff, to random
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Personal update for those who are following my house saga:

Our twins and our agent saw the house. We FaceTimed from Oregon. 👎🏻 Big disappointment. We’ll explore more homes when we get to BC. Not expecting to buy anything this trip.

KimberlyN,
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@GottaLaff

Damn! So it goes. Your home is out there, it’s just biding its time. At least you’re on your way to see your twins, so this trip will have its own reward.

w7voa, to random
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KimberlyN,
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@w7voa

I left a comment over on Substack, but I wanted to join the voices that are happy you’re here.

Your comment about nuclear physicists and cat ladies made me laugh. When I arrived on these shores, it seemed like Mastodon was filled with geeks and artists…and quite often geeks who’re also artists. The longer I’ve been here the more open this environment feels though.

jd, to linguistics
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Evidently.
#language

KimberlyN,
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@jd

Oh dear. 🤔

gemelliz, to random
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It's called controlling the narrative.

"At a Pierre [ rally] in Corner Brook, NL this evening, where the media was asked to leave following PP's speech preventing us from posing questions to the party leader.
This is highly unusual for an event that the media was invited to cover. I was quite vocal in my opposition to the request. In the end, we had to comply, as it was ‘technically’ a private event and we were there by invitation of the party." - Don Bradshaw NTV News

KimberlyN,
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@Snowshadow @gemelliz

I came here to say this too. I don’t think people (pundits, press, voters) understand how fascistic Poilievre’s behavior is — already. He hasn’t been elected. He has no power currently except to continue to control the narrative he thinks will get him elected. Whatever he’s doing now will be exponentially worse once he wields the power he seeks. He’s a demagogue, and he has no intention of ever serving anyone’s needs except his own.

KimberlyN,
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@Snowshadow @gemelliz

I’ve been watching him build a cult following, and I’ve also heard our press speak about him as if he’s a garden variety Canadian politician. None of this is remotely normal politics — yet something, maybe normalcy bias, keeps people from seeing the danger he represents. Sometimes I worry we’re going to have to endure a fascistic government in order for the “I’m voting for change, he’s gonna make Canada great again” peeps to understand why fascism is bad. Geez Louise! 🤨

gemelliz, to Canada
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The International Monetary Fund predicts that #Canada's economy will be the third best performing of advanced countries, in 2024.

#CanadaIsNotBroken #poilievre #cdnpoli

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/imf-ranks-canada-third-fastest-growing-advanced-economy-2024-162906463.html

KimberlyN,
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@gemelliz @douglaspynn @Snowshadow

Stephen Punwasi has been aggressively (and IMO arrogantly) pessimistic about the Canadian economy for many years. We aren’t even close to following the economic trajectory of Greece. We’ve avoided a recession, our credit rating has remained high, and by most metrics, we are still among the world’s successful economies. Our current challenges are shared by many countries globally: housing, food insecurity, social inequality, climate change, etc.

blogdiva, to random
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so, what am getting from Canadians on Mastodon is that Stephen Harper went from Prime Minister to Bond Villain. or was he a Bond villain that got to be Prime Minister?

https://mastodon.social/@CdnCurmudgeon/112056788627138006

KimberlyN,
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@blogdiva

He was always a Bond Villain. This tweet was after he left office, but effectively sums up who he is. (Harper’s lap dog, Pierre Poilievre, is currently the leader of the Conservatives. Poilievre is every bit as dangerous, possibly worse — yet is still being underestimated by our media, pundits, and Cdn electorate. I’m very worried about the threat Poilievre poses to vulnerable people if he’s elected PM.)

GottaLaff, to random
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A little under the weather, folks… recurrence of recent issue.

So if I don’t reply, or am slow to, please understand.

I’m posting as much news and cool commentary from others as I can.

KimberlyN,
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@GottaLaff

Aw geez, I’m sorry to hear that you’re suffering through a recurrent bout. Take care, and be gentle with yourself. Snuggle Hammy. 🫶

rchusid, to random
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The SOTU was painful to watch. Such a combination of lies and right wing, pro-war, even racist framing mixed in with a handful of progressive promises he will never keep. Meanwhile, despite his mission accomplished claims, Covid will continue to kill and disable due to Biden dismantling public health precautions, and the genocide will continue in Gaza. Genocide Joe has got to go.

KimberlyN,
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@rchusid

You’d rather have Trump? I understand being upset over US foreign policy when it comes to the US relationship (and considerable blind spot) with Israel, but I don’t understand why anyone would decide he needs to go at any cost. Speaking as your northern neighbour, the first Trump administration was incredibly destructive to the US — and rest of the world. A second Trump administration is unthinkable.

KimberlyN,
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@violetmadder

I’m not arguing with you there. It’s genocide. As has US foreign policy been for generations. But you’ve got an electoral college that exists to force a two party system. The other party is clearly worse. Much worse. So what is your plan? Because from the outside looking in…there’s a whole lot worse in the wings.

@rchusid

jace, to Calgary
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Get me out of this wild rollercoaster ride called #Calgary weather. The migraines aaaaaaa a a a a aaaa aaa

KimberlyN,
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@jace

We are in Ontario, but same. We’ve recently spent the equivalent of a VERY nice luxury car payment on Rx migraine medication for the two of us. 🫣

StillIRise1963, to random
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I have to vote today.

KimberlyN,
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@StillIRise1963

Every time I vote, no matter which election, I think about how many women had to fight for my right to do so. IMO it’s a sacred duty to our community. I’m worried about where the world is headed right now, and I’m not always in love with the choices we have to make, but I’m damn well going to vote.

StillIRise1963, to random
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The CDC put the final nail in the coffin of COVID safety.

KimberlyN,
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@StillIRise1963

Argh! What have they done now?

GottaLaff, to TeslaMotors
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Elon #Musk is suing OpenAI and its CEO Sam Altman over what he says is a betrayal of the ChatGPT maker's founding aims of benefiting humanity rather than pursuing profits -ABC News

KimberlyN,
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@GottaLaff

Tech bros fighting over profit motives…you just can’t make this stuff up! 🤣

gemelliz, to conservative
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A new Canadian federal party called the "Canadian Future Party" is getting ready to launch.
The interim leader is Dominic Cardy, a former member of Premier Higgs N.B. conservative gov't. Big players include Andrew Coyne, Lisa Raitt, General Hillier, and a collection of Stephen Harper conservative team members.
They are branding themselves as a "voice for pragmatic, centrist Canadians."
Slim media coverage so far, tho.

#cdnpoli #poilievre #conservative

KimberlyN,
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@gemelliz

With the CPC scooping up most of the nutbars from the PPC by adopting their anti-everything strategy (while also trying to sell themselves as centrist 🤷🏼‍♀️) they now have a mathematical advantage in the next election.

Creating a slightly more moderate wing isn’t likely enough to quash the momentum of the nuts, but will split the conservative vote. I dunno, maybe they think there are more progressive cons/con-libs than I do, but this doesn’t seem like a winning strategy. 🤔

KimberlyN,
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@zenheathen

Maybe…but can you imagine PP agreeing to a coalition government with a bunch of people who split from CPC? It might be advisable, but he’s shown himself to be incapable of playing well with others, so I can’t imagine him doing that. I can’t imagine him cooperating with anyone, honestly.

@gemelliz

chris, to Ukraine
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Trudeau looks like he has an infection in his right eye? Or maybe just bleary eyed from the trip to #Ukraine. I am glad we are continuing to do everything we can to help the country. He just said the G7 are seized in trying to rebuild their capacity to produce ammunition and arms for Ukraine.

#cdnPoli #Canpoli #RussiaUkraineWar

KimberlyN,
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@erin @WJBL @chris

Having had the occasional stye, I’m not sure even concealer would help much. Not fun. Especially when you’re surrounded by cameras. 🫣

Nonilex, to Law
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Well, it’s after 10PM ET, I think I’ll stop refreshing ’ docket 23A745 page.

Simultaneously unbelievable & totally predictable.

It’s now been a full 8 days since responded to ’s response to Chief Justice Roberts’ request for a response (jeezuz talk about going in circles) to Trump’s application for a stay.

Trump application for a stay 2/12
Court requests Smith’s response 2/13
Smith delivers response 2/14
Trump replies to Smith’s response 2/15

?

KimberlyN,
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@Nonilex

Have you seen this from Steve Vladeck? It’s a good analysis. Might make you feel better. 🙂

https://mastodon.social/@GottaLaff/111982035870610212

gemelliz, to Canada
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"Former PM Stephen Harper has invited his Saskatchewan puppet, Scott Moe, to India where he's arranged for Premier Moe to sit in front of Canadian & Indian national flags.
Back home Scott Moe daily foments hate toward our Prime Minister, but in India he wraps himself in the 🇨🇦 flag."

#Saskatchewan #cdnpoli #saskpoli #canada cc @denniskendel

KimberlyN,
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@gemelliz

Can confirm. I checked the website shortly after Roman was indicted, and discovered his entire glowing bio, along with all details of his lofty position in the IDU was gone. Poof!

The whole bunch are rotten to the core.

@dyckron @Snowshadow

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