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@amaditalks@wandering.shop

🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️♿️✡️ Tzedakah is a praxis. ~ If you don’t mind, why don’t you mind? ~ Comfort the afflicted, afflict the comfortable.

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Imagine if the attorney general of your state decided that they were going to release a “redacted“ report of everybody who had had life-saving bypass surgery, or life-saving chemotherapy or every person who had CPR administered by paramedics.

From: @KrissyKat
https://hoosier.social/@KrissyKat/112257803739063238

amaditalks, to random
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Nothing like that piercing scream from the phone when there’s a flash flood warning. I’m apparently sheltering in place until midnight. My heart rate might slow to normal by then.

amaditalks, to random
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As a Jew I do not believe in hell. If I did, I’d hope that Orenthal James Simpson was enjoying his inaugural lava bath right now.

I hope this moment brings some sense of long deserved relief to the Brown and Goldman families at long last.

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Bridge collapses are my recurring worst nightmare.

amaditalks,
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And with utter disregard for my wellbeing , I just watched a video of the bridge collapse, and it is like a scene from the worst disaster/terrorism movie. A massive structure just gone in a matter of seconds. And they are saying seven vehicles went into the water, and only two people have been pulled out. The worst horror.

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Has anyone been able to change their home and auto insurance lately in order to save money?

I’ve been with one company for 25 years, maybe more, and I’ve been shopping around just to see what’s available but every quote I get increases my auto premium 50% or more and my home premium more than doubles, for the same coverage as I currently have. I’m guessing new customers of my current insurer are paying much more too.

Insurance is such a complete racket.

amaditalks,
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@mivox that’s also happening to me, and it’s just going up a little tiny amounts, $60.27 to $61.76 most recently, but I’m at a loss because my insurance runs in six month coverage terms. So how are you increasing my premium in the middle of a coverage term? Plus I pay a fee to pay monthly instead of six months upfront.

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@xgranade I don’t think it’s possible. The constant “come to us and save” is a massive lie.

amaditalks,
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@mivox I know it’s due to a lot of different factors like where you keep your car, and how frequently cars in your area are damaged and stolen, and how much you drive, but that’s ridiculous. Also, based on that, my premium should’ve come down when I moved my car into a garage, and when nobody had a daily commute any more, but didn’t.

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Speaking of companies that spend millions lobbying our lawmakers in order to pump up their own profits, I see that Meta’s lobbying efforts have paid off handsomely, and and the house has overwhelmingly voted to ban TikTok.

Mark Zuckerberg bought that vote as surely and foully as he bought all of those thousands of ill gotten acres of indigenous land in Hawaii.

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Intuit, the company that spends millions lobbying to keep our tax system overly complicated for their own profit has, through their subsidiary Credit Karma, come up with “money dysmorphia,” a pathologizing term for young people - millennials specifically because its always open season - who have “above average“ savings, but still feel they are struggling financially.

Maybe they feel that way because they have money in the bank but still can’t afford to buy a house or have children.

amaditalks,
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They try to put the blame on social media and say that these callow young people (some nearly 40!) are just comparing themselves to others and are obsessed with being “rich.”

Maybe it’s because only people who seem “rich“ to them are able to do really basic things they’d like to do like owning a home or having children or having a simple travel experience somewhere other than a theme park.

amaditalks,
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It is not a pathology, a mental illness, or a sign of personal failing to be clearheaded about financial reality. And financial reality says that in the US, the median amount in savings for someone under 35 is $5000.

10% down for an average priced house is $40,000.

The average out of pocket expense for giving birth WITH insurance and for the first year of a child’s life is around $15,000.

Having “above average” savings doesn’t really mean much.

suzisteffen, to random
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This LAist list of quintessential California movies is such a good way to deal with the day after so much NCAAWBB, , & the switch to daylight saving time. Yesterday was A Lot. I didn't even get to see soccer! Anyway!!! Good list!!! https://laist.com/brief/news/arts-and-entertainment/california-films-cheerocracy-up-in-smoke-lady-bird-troop-beverly

amaditalks,
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@LinuxAndYarn @suzisteffen you’ve never seen Bring It On?!

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Why can’t they learn that the proper way to do the memorial is to just show the people. Play an instrumental and make the focus on the people. We did not need interpretive modern dance and Andrea Bocelli. #oscars2024

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It is weird to think of Sam Rockwell winning an Oscar before Robert Downey, Jr. At least that field is about to be leveled.

These nominee honors feel far less personal than the supporting actress honors, except for Rockwell and RDJ. #oscars2024

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@suzisteffen challenging? What did I miss?

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Did I miss an introduction or explanation of the indigenous music performance that just happened? #oscars2024

amaditalks,
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@mivox @owanderer ohhh! That was the performance that got no introduction or explanation, they just appeared on stage, and that was all.

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Now that Facebook is back, my entire timeline is people saying that they thought that they’d been hacked, or that their account got suspended or nuked.

That speaks loudly to the insecurity that users feel about their data safety on Meta’s sites and due to the opacity of the company’s moderation policies that cause people to be suspended or banned without warning and often without legitimate reason.

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Hot damn, Sinema’s just flat out quitting.

Good. Take your shitty fashion sense and flee from the public sphere, you vapid waste of time.

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The full blown fascist wing of congressional Republicans, who cannot achieve anything, cannot even fulfill their one constitutional obligation of passing a budget, and most of whom couldn’t find their own feet with annotated directions, want to stop Biden from giving the State of the Union because he hasn’t done “enough” to satisfy them. And Joni Ernst, whose prior claim to fame was ability to castrate pigs, is their message bearer on this.

These people are a scourge. On the planet.

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Facebook and Messenger have crashed completely and Instagram is very broken, for the second time in as many days. Something’s rotten at Meta.

You know, besides everything.

amaditalks, to random
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I just love being wiped out by chronic illness related heat intolerance on the 4th of March. 77°F (25°C) in the sun at this time of year is disgusting.

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AIPAC uncorks $100 million from its GOP-funded "war chest" to weaken the Democratic Party

Plans massive overspending in 2024 to control primary outcomes. In '22 it ousted a self-described Jewish "Zionist" b/c he also advocated for Palestinian human rights.

United Democracy Project, AIPAC's super PAC, will target 15-20 House Dem primaries.

“you take money from Donald Trump donors, Nikki Haley donors, Ron DeSantis donors & then you put it to use in Democratic primaries”
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/03/03/aipac-israel-spending-democratic-primaries-00144552

amaditalks,
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@chargrille Patel is primarying Lee and thus far, the only thing she’s used to distinguish herself is her stance on Israel. Her approach to this entire election is to try to leverage the Jewish community against Lee and to encourage Republicans who have no primary choices to register as Democrats (closed primary) to vote for her, even though she’s allegedly a progressive.

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