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shoq

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I'm @shoq from ExTwitter. Self-appointed evangelist for the #fediverse, working on open source projects that can help it become the communications backbone for the planet that Twitter might have been.

#fedi22 #opensource #sidetoolz #USpolitics #liberal #invention

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So basically Trump, Nunes, and these other shitbag grifters gets to cash out the money raised and will never spend a nickel on the supposed business the shareholders were buying into. Why is this legal, again?

shoq,
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@RoyBrander Except that he still walk away richer than he probably ever was, and use the money to rat fuck our elections once again. So not funny.

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Looks like WWIII ain’t startin’ tonight.

The End Times freaks will be so disappointed.

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@Green_Footballs yeah the evangelicals really thought this might be the Armageddon they’ve been waiting for in the Middle East. Just as well, really. They’re not going to take it well they learn that there are Jews in Israel.

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Nothing brings people together on social media quite like large-scale acts of war.

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I get an instant World Net Daily, circa 1995 vibe whenever I look at Xitter, now. I used to have to go to a grocery store for that kind of experience.

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shoq, to random
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It’s now a drone shooting gallery. The amount of ordinance being expended on offense and defense has got to be some kind of record for a single night. Probably more than all of Shock and Awe.

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Arms dealers and producers are very happy tonight.

shoq, to random
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Who saw this coming?

shoq, to random
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One more day. Just one, and this f-ing air boot and I will forever part. Good riddance. What a miserable 8 weeks this has been.

shoq,
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I’m only allowed to wear Hokas for the next 6 months, and I can’t do any strenuous exercise that involves the foot at all for 3 months. Not clear about biking yet, but probably not allowed.

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This just reminds everyone that Israel is surrounded by enemies and that can make anyone a little crazy. Especially right-wing shitbags who were pretty unhinged to begin with.

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You’d think Iran would have just let Israel keep hurting itself. This was an unforced error of the highest order.

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OMG, why is Jose Balart on at this hour for a major breaking event? Michael Steele is away?

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A darker possibility is that Iran, which has a very modern military, is actually testing Israel’s real-word effective perimeter. “Will 5 of 100 get to their targets? What if we sent 20 times that number?”

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I need to go back to only referring to the Open Web. Fediverse just isn’t working for me. I never thought it was right anyway. Federation, by any definition, implies a single authority or governance over other entities. That is sometimes a goal here, but not always, by any stretch. But it is always an “open web” with many protocols, methods, possibilities, and mayhems.

shoq, to random
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I get journalists feeling the fediverse is a bit too bleeding edge. Maybe even a bit dull. What I don’t get is why more of them don’t realize that democracy, perhaps even their careers are at risk if mega corporations control social media. Some shared sacrifice is needed to build an alternative.

shoq,
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What @evan, @Gargron and others have made with ActivityPub and Mastodon is an evolving proof of concept, and an easy way to build both working sketches and working implementations of Open Web ideas. We need to aggressively build out what’s been started, and make new apps the world just can’t resist.

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For the last 2 hours, @msnbc has run the same few missile intercepts over Israel, on a loop, with “Moments ago/Jerusalem” in upper left. The casual viewer doesn’t know it’s a loop.

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Naturally Richard Engle is speaking, and Andrea Mitchell just couldn’t be interrupted by someone that actually knows what he’s talking about, and is on the ground there. He says that flares and missile trails are visible. No explosions.

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You’re not suggesting that Mrs Greenspan is doing a substandard job of covering another world crisis, are you?

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Not sure about the deterrence part, but the rest I expected.

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Of course, I am speculating with no hard information. It’s possible that this is a much larger assault with hundreds of weapons in the air and the military isn’t really telling us exactly what’s on their radar. But I doubt it.

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As I said, saber rattling. And not even very effective saber rattling. Iran’s leaders are sociopaths. But not very bright sociopaths.

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Iran's mission to the UN states its attack on Israel is consistent with Article 51 of the UN Charter and warns the Israelis that if they "make another mistake" then its response "will be considerably more severe." The statement adds this is a conflict between Iran and Israel and the US "must stay away!"

shoq,
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“TAKE THAT, ISRAEL! And if shooting down $200 million dollars worth of our drones isn’t lesson enough for you, just wait until we really get mad.”

Teri_Kanefield, to random
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Thanks for telling me.

I put the wrong link!!!

I will delete and start over.

(This is what happens when I spend too many hours writing and don't save enough energy to post something correctly!)

shoq,
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@Teri_Kanefield Oh, I see. Yes, that is a different problem. The media incited panic and overreaction to it. Everyone needs to learn how their emotions and feelings are being monetized by big media, small minds, and canny operatives.

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