I hope you have the comfort and confidence to acknowledge when you don’t know something. This is something I need to work on, as it is more common that I stay silent when I'm lost.

"If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased."
- Katharine Hepburn

I lived with someone who was at Columbine high school when the massacre happened there (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbin). Years later, she was trying for the first time to leave Colorado and to start life on her own terms and she was not doing well.

The US averages 5 shooting deaths an hour. The NRA and other people who fetishize guns do not impress me for the epidemic they perpetuate.

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Anything that makes guns less desirable culturally, I like it.

Hearing that the NRA's bankruptcy has been tossed out because a judge determined it was just a ploy to get around their regulatory situation/fraud/corruption charges in NY is *chef's kiss*

Their dirty laundry has been aired, they've spent $72 million on legal fees, and they're right back where they started.

Face consequences, jerks.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky says 72 percent of U.S. Covid-19 cases are now B.1.1.7, and 6 percent are P.1.

Interesting "fun" fact about this data is that they only are able to sequence about 10% of the cases in the US because they have not had a comprehensive national response, and leave a lot up to systems at each state level. COVID denier leaders ain't gonna do sequencing. 🤷‍♀️

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235 days ago
September 17, 2020 was the last time the US 7-day case average fell below 40,000. Today it's 39,487

UGH the US is not getting it.

By "it" I mean enough vaccines or social distancing to put the pandemic behind them.

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if u wanna know how societies let genocides happen, the united states has lost an easy 600k+ people to a preventable disease over the past year and nobody really seems to care or talk about it much

you'd be surprised historically how many ppl a country can lose without its inhabitants really noticing

And now we’re like, "pandemic’s over" because there's only a few thousand people wiped out a week

The US has:

•No living wage
•No paid sick days
•No pre-K childcare
•No affordable healthcare
•No maternity/paternity leave

All during a deadly pandemic—And GOP pretends the jobs report is due to paying working Americans $300 UI benefits. What is actually wrong with them?

eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly yours, utterly dedicated unto you; and then use us, we pray you, as you will, and always to your glory and the welfare of your people

given the outrage I have encountered in the UK from people when I use a microwave to prepare hot tea, I can imagine that this photo might be causing some psychic damage, so like, sorry bout that, y'all. BUT I LOVE IT

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the South just be doin it different

(Mike and Ed’s bbq in Phenix City AL, wow I miss this and the yellow bbq sauce and the white bbq sauce)

some things in this world break your heart but they fix your vision

Signal tried to use Instagram ads to display the data Facebook collects about you and sells access to.

Facebook wasn't into the idea, and shut down their account instead: signal.org/blog/the-instagram-

"In reality, who brings violence, havoc, and chaos to the streets of Portland? Which institution is able to murder people at will without consequence? And which elected officials refuse to hold these actors accountable, instead pointing a finger at those reacting to injustice?"
oregonlive.com/opinion/2021/05

Meister Eckhart from “Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart”

Wondered today if for the rest of my life I will have a haunting association of being cold and wet with being very happy, because this year, being cold and wet almost inevitably meant I was walking outdoors with someone I care about (since we can’t gather inside). It’s not a bad Pavlovian instinct.

(wow in thinking about all of this, I poured oat milk on some shredded wheat cereal and forgot about it and now it's mush, but I'm still gonna eat it. HAPPY MONDAY, EVERYONE!)

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