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Saddle-blanket burr extraordinaire and #AFSCME member (Local 120, Tacoma Public Library)> Opinions shared here only coincidentally coincide with my employer's.

Fervently #Episcopalian, #Pacifist, #Antiracist, & #Antifascist

I support the #PoorPeoplesCampaign and have participated in actions leading to arrest on behalf of:
Housing Equity
End to Death Penalty
Fighting Voter Suppression

My hubby runs a prison library. We are both #Abolitionist and seek the end of the #CarceralState

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~ Dran

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josh, (edited ) to privacy
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Does your public library use Overdrive/Libby for ebooks or audiobooks? ⚠️

In the US and Canada, the answer is probably yes. And you should speak to your library staff and commission about it.

Libby is now owned by a private equity firm & making sketchy changes: https://buttondown.email/ninelives/archive/the-coming-enshittification-of-public-libraries/

The latest development is that their overbroad privacy policy allows them to sell your borrowing history to advertisers: https://infosec.exchange/@longobord/112243098104196246

Thank you @karawynn and @longobord!

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@josh @karawynn @longobord

in will tell you our mngmt is keeping us well apprised of the of & the escalating conditions restricting free access

Problem is that we're/they're bound by our status to avoid discussing as a problem or naming the political party responsible for this state of affairs
@pluralistic, please advise...

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I get so mad at myself when a commercial makes me feel something besides just disgust and annoyance.

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Don't beat yourself up too much. Considering the billion$ $pent on focus group marketing, autonomic response is scientifically guaranteed 🤤

I'm fortunate - for me, commercials trigger a form of Tourette's syndrome

Hubby mutes quickly 🔇

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Disappointed at the lack of Rapture action yesterday?
Never fear!
Turns out the sky wizard's diary manager was having a challenging day ...

#AllAboardTheJesusTrain #AltTextIsAnArtForm

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There's always a numerologist 🙄🤡

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It boggles my mind that #FAUXNEWS is running headlines like this 💔🧠😝

And that #KKKRISTIANS who hated on Harry Potter for being full of witches turn around and gobble numerology

This #Episcopalian knows they are part of my Body somehow, but if my eyes don't understand the purpose of my anus, I figger I can be at a loss to describe the function of Evangelicals

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I respectfully reserve the right to consider my personal experiences (and yours) to be valid

Solidarity from Tacoma :BLM: :af: :iww: :better_pride:

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"That these attacks on humanitarian workers are allowed to happen is a political choice. Israel faces no political cost. Instead, its allies enable this brutality with impunity, and provide even more weapons that maim and kill civilians indiscriminately."

#CeasefireNow #Gaza #FreePalestine


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I'm sorry, but I always preferred the Fifth Dimension version:


Stepping back into my past. Does anyone remember this song?

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All my little suburban friends watched Yt Bandstand but I was a Soul Train /Motown grrrl from day 1

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This #Episcopalian is happy to see my Constitutional right to practice my religion being defended. Fundies & Fascists are all about Freedom for ME & not for THEE.

Now let's free the Muslims

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“Last year, I had a life-changing experience at 90 years old. I went to space, after decades of playing an iconic science-fiction character who was exploring the universe. I thought I would experience a deep connection with the immensity around us, a deep call for endless exploration.
"I was absolutely wrong. The strongest feeling, that dominated everything else by far, was the deepest grief that I had ever experienced.
"I understood, in the clearest possible way, that we were living on a tiny oasis of life, surrounded by an immensity of death. I didn’t see infinite possibilities of worlds to explore, adventures to have, or living creatures to connect with. I saw the deepest darkness I could have ever imagined, contrasting so starkly with the welcoming warmth of our nurturing home planet.
"This was an immensely powerful awakening for me. It filled me with sadness. I realized that we had spent decades, if not centuries, being obsessed with looking away, with looking outside. I did my share in popularizing the idea that space was the final frontier. But I had to get to space to understand that Earth is and will stay our only home. And that we have been ravaging it, relentlessly, making it uninhabitable."
-- William Shatner, actor

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@unlambda @Natanox @mral @trechnex @didgebaba
Shatner has a rep for being a jerque but I had a week's worth of daily contact w him as a hotel worker in Sequoia Natl Pk & he was nothing but cool. Left a very generous tip.

He also wrote a couple of pretty decent scifi books

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@mrcompletely @unlambda @Natanox @mral @trechnex @didgebaba

Here's hoping we all get wiser day by day

My week of hotel service was decades ago, but the crew & I were all careful to talk about anything EXCEPT #StarTrek with our guest while he was on vacation 😉 Any #Trekkie knows that's key to getting along with Mr S

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As someone who loves cooking Japanese food it's sad that I struggle so much to find shiso and mitsuba. Probably if I ventured into Vancouver or Richmond it would be easier, but the Asian shops here are not super well-stocked.

After having such amazing success with leca and my monsteras and pothos I'm thinking maybe I can just grow my own? I don't need huge amounts, so a smol little pot would likely do just fine.

Ordered some seeds off a gent on Salt Spring Island!


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I grew shiso in Durham NC & it was pretty & tasty. Self seeded to a nice little patch.

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I was taught from an early age to hold any object I was buying away from my body while shopping, lest I be accused of stealing. No under the arm holding of things, arms totally in front or to the side. I keep the receipt in my hand until I’m well out of the store. Any store. There are many different “talks” we have with our kids, not just the police talk.

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Thanks for educating those of us who take our privilege so for granted that we just buy stuff we need without even thinking about where we're holding it

I remember, in my teens, thrilling myself by getting the old ladies at the Woolworth's to follow me around. What an oblivious little troll I was 🤦🏻‍♀️

#Racism is horrible

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Gotta admit it's pretty funny to see someone plunk down >$15M for deep in-the-money call options on Trump's "DJT" stock at what they thought was a low point and then immediately lose at least a million as the stock dropped another 15%.

Chart of DJT stock today showing purchase time and precipitous decline afterwards.

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Whoa... "New Online Tool Reveals All Milwaukee Properties Owned by Big Landlords" And guess what? 1% of landlords own 44% of city's rental units...

➡️ https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2024/03/25/new-online-tool-reveals-all-milwaukee-properties-owned-by-big-landlords/

#mke #milwaukee

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Let's get this stat for every single city & make billboards

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I dunno... how did the team in MKE get their info? This info needs to stream from renters to legislators Everywhere

#Housing needs to be legislated as a human necessity, not a commodit¥/inve$tm€nt

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@dpflug @rasterweb

Our process works by standardizing owner names, the addresses at which they receive tax bills, and their corporate registration addresses. We then use network analysis software to identify connected owner names. More methodological details are available on the “About” page. All our data sources are public, and we publish the complete code and source data in this public repository.

#TacomaNewsTribune please do this

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I don't come here to argue or debate. I like the variety of opinions on this well-moderated instance & try to follow people with different pov

Jeff is an atheist w open contempt for all religion. I'm a devout Episcopalian. I can handle his contempt if he can handle me pushing back sometimes.

That sd, I mute freely when someone's posting crosses my boundaries - I've already lost plenty of friends/fam in the struggle vs Racism & Fascism so muting fash strangers doesn't hurt a bit 🖖🏼

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I respect everyone who seeks Truth & Love and hates lies & cruelty

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You make a lot of assumptions about what I believe. That's ok... feel free to assume whatever you want, it doesn't hurt me. But it's not a good look for someone whose 'brand' is about seeking accuracy uber alles.

Have you noticed yet that I don't take any of your insults personally, or respond in kind? 🤔

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Like I said, I don't come here to debate. You're free to have whatever opinion you want to of me

Most of my posts are about being &

Any of those things offend you like my Christianity does?

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If I'm not welcome I'm out. Your profile shows you following me. You might want to fix that
🖖🏼✌🏼 Peace & Muting now

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