Over on the bird site,, Elon just posted a picture of his nightstand with several guns on it and other weird, weird stuff. So it's going well.

god.dailydot.com/elon-musk-div

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference” —— Elie Wiesel

At Protests, #Guns Are Doing the Talking

Armed Americans, often pushing a right-wing agenda, are increasingly using open-carry laws to intimidate opponents and shut down debate.
nytimes.com/2022/11/26/us/guns

Your reminder that Amazon warehouse workers suffer serious injuries at twice the rate of competitors.

This worker safety crisis is at its very worst during the holidays.

Don't let the Black Friday deals cloud your thinking.

It is not your job to delve into the depths of disinformation and wage endless war against an ever-changing enemy.

That enemy will come looking for you regardless.

Why? Because evil people aren't content to stay sequestered with other evil people. They are miserable. They need to "own the libs."

So live your life. Be free. Be happy. Choose for yourself what beautiful things your time and attention merit.

The war for the soul of America will come for you again soon enough. Never fear.

You've never seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail until you've seen it in the original Klingon.

That's the post.

📈 “Don’t End the COVID-19 National Emergency!” hit 5 signers! resist.bot/petitions/PKAMFD

We created the account at Mastodon only a week ago and this community here grown to over 32,000.

Thank you for welcoming us here, thank you for all boosts, comments, advice, support and your engagement.

We are still learning and try to find our specific language on this platform. Your feedback is much appreciated.

Remember with us and amplify our voice.

#mastodon #Memorial #NeverForget #history #education #memory #Remember #followerpower #follow #Holocaust #Shoah #community #fediverse

EDIT: reread this updated toot and reboost it if you agree.

By unbanning Trump (EDIT: and by now countless other trolls and known fascists, as well as banning left wing accounts) Elon Musk is purposefully making Twitter (and by extension the world) an unsafe place for marginalized people all over the world.

We should not simply flee from Twitter, but actively work together to break its power.

Consider your stay on Mastodon a political statement, because that's what it really is. And consider not just focussing on your own comfort, away from the ruckus of hateful tweeters, but also contributing on building a lasting infrastructure were all people can be safe. And you don't need to be technical to do that. Promote using the Fediverse as a political and philosophical necessity.

It should be clear to you by now that media (be it social or otherwise) in corporate hands can never be truly safe. Maybe safe enough for you, but not safe for everyone.

We need decentralized, community owned, non-profit media, with a likewise technical infrastructure.

For safety.
For equality.
For democracy.
For freedom.

For our future.

EDIT: The war for safe social media cannot be won on a billionaire owned for-profit platform. Our battle is fought by creating our own thing. Shaping our own world.

Folks on #twitter promoting #hive #tribel #post like Titanic survivors boarding the Hindenburg. 🎈💥

@TonyStark I’m thankful you guys are here and have made this a terrific platform where most people are interested in positive discussion as opposed to trolling like the bird site. One question I need to know Tony, do you eat Turkey or Shawarma today? 🤔

“The stigma attached to #LongCovid is harming people and likely to leave a devastating mark on our society"
Shockingly 86% of 1100 surveyed experienced shame about their condition, a third regret telling people about it

@nisreen

independent.co.uk/news/uk/covi

Here is your reminder that it only takes a few seconds to say...

• I'm sorry
• Can we talk?
• I love you
• I was wrong
• We can let the family of opossums live in the attic as long as they want and I think giving them tiny hats is a nice idea honestly
• You were right

Say their names.
Derrick Rump 🕊
Daniel Davis Aston 🕊
Kelly Loving🕊
Raymond Green🕊
Ashley Paugh 🕊

From Chris Evans (not the actor), over on the Bird App:

"Colorado Springs shooter Anderson Lee Aldrich is the grandson of Republican State Assemblymember Randy Voepel.

Voepel represents the 71st district in the San Diego area.

Voepel previously made comments comparing the January 6 attacks to the Revolutionary War."

More on CO's red flag law: El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder (who was in office when Anderson Lee Aldrich was contacted in 2021 about a bomb threat) was among multiple county sheriffs opposed to the red flag law and said they would not enforce it.
Source:
cbsnews.com/news/several-color

@TonyStark Hello, who writes up the warnings about inappropriate conduct? I believe there's a misunderstanding about a news story I shared.

From the article:

"ABC News has confirmed the shooter was involved in a reported bomb threat in Colorado Springs in June 2021. According to a press release from the incident by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, the suspect's mother called law enforcement to report that he was threatening to cause harm to her with a homemade bomb, multiple weapons, and ammunition."

Mass shooting at Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub left 5 dead; Suspect, 22, in custody | KRDO
krdo.com/news/2022/11/20/mass-

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