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Did I memtion how bloody creepy Southern Germany can be in November? There's almost no post-work done on these. #photography #MastoArt

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Covid 

Can I just take a moment here and verbalize the thing we're burying in lockdown talk and arguments and constraints and complaints and scolding about masks and personal behavior and speculation about spike proteins and vaccinations and projections? Because I haven't for awhile and it's not helping me, and maybe it's not helping you.

The current state of the pandemic is absolutely bone-deep terrifying.

And there are things we can do and power we have and optimism worth having, but fear is a correct and rational response.

Melissa Rein Lively, the woman who live-streamed herself trashing a display of masks at Target last summer, got treatment for her mental health issues, detoxed from QAnon, and seems to be doing better. Honestly, I’m glad to see this!

sfgate.com/news/article/She-fe

uspol 

I'm seeing a lot of worry about Republican legislatures appointing their own presidential electors, ignoring the popular vote. According to 3 USC §15, the House and Senate have to agree to accept these slates, and if they disagree, the tie goes to the slate certified by the state’s executive.

Pursuing this strategy is still awful and wrong, but it’s not going to overturn the results of the presidential election. Just churn up lots of cynicism and ill will.

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Meet 'Jo Baiden,' the internet-famous mayor of a small Japanese town | The Japan Times

japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/11/

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Another day of summer-like weather, and another ride. I wish every November was like this.

#cycling

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Dropped off groceries for friends in quarantine. Talked for a few minutes, me in the car, her on the porch.

For the first time, they raised their trans flag in front of the house.

In the ten minutes we talked, three or four folks walking by said "Great flag."

Detroit's mood has changed in a few short hours.

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health, personal, uspol adjacent 

Hey friends

I am happy that so many people are happy today in USia. It definitely feels like a celebration is in order.

Please remember that a major public health crisis is still ravaging our society and take care of yourselves and your neighbors.

I have been pretty much housebound since the beginning of March to minimize the chances of my immunocompromised spouse being infected. I know we feel the need to get out and be together and happy. I totally get it, trust me. But be safe about it, please.

Thank.

:blobpats:

uspol 

I should be joyful, relieved—and maybe I will be, eventually. Mostly I’m just exhausted and sad for the human suffering and damage to our institutions for the last 4 years. But intellectually, yes, I’m there: this is a good day for my country.

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My mom was talking about an old Sierra adventure game she played when she was a kid, called King's Quest (the ancestor to all the point & clicks they ended up making). I quickly took her over to a computer, fired up archive.org, and now she's beaming at the computer screen and yelling "EVERYONE GET OVER HERE IT'S KING'S QUEST IT'S KING'S QUEST" :D

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uspol 

OH: "This feels more like an exorcism than an election."

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