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Want to play a fun game? Do a search and replace on a news article about migrants, replacing the word "migrants" with the word "people".

Then re-read it.

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Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name subjects and topics that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.

You know the world is fucked up when you no longer trust people, groups, or organizations with the words Freedom or Truth in their names...

Holy crap, I had no idea this book even existed! Mrs. IPX and our daughter bought it for me as an early Father's Day present.

My second Vermouth Cassis turned out much better. Got the ratio *just right* and it tasted alright. It would have been better if I hadn't used ten year old booze, but that's what I had on hand.

Mixed my first Vermouth Cassis in over a decade. Not bad, but tastes a bit off. I really need to regain my magic!

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I was going through my old blog posts, and I found one I forgot I wrote: Don't Play Tetris With Your Life!

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Thoughts on Universal Basic Income.

Twice in my life I have been able to take time out, re-educate and move in a completely different direction. Same for my better half.

We were only able to do this with support from our families and from each other.

How great would it be if everybody got that chance, without worrying about starving, becoming homeless or losing access to civic society?

I've developed a sudden interest in Eero Saarinen's work. Genius.

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Enough is Enough: **‘Sea Rescues Have Been Criminalized’ as German Boat Captain Faces 20 Years in Prison For Saving Refugees**

"German boat captain Pia Kemp faces a long and costly trial in Italy for charges targeting her humanitarian efforts on behalf of refugees."

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My mother-in-law accidentally received two YoHo Smart Band (cheap FitBit clone) and was told she could keep the extra one - she gave it to me!

Works with Strava on my iPhone (via Apple Health).

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a non-violent, non-destructive crime you can do 

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swearing. WAPO. 

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I like Calvin and Hobbes a lot better as an anarchist adult than I did as a kid, but I do credit it for helping me get here.

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The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.

Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.

Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.

One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir ( and on the board of Facebook.

I do not recommend using Brave.


Just discovered, as I prepare dinner, that Superstore sent us seasoned chicken breasts instead of plain organic ones, making my trademark lemon chicken a no go.

Back went the lemons, out came the thick teriyaki sauce. Threw in a bit of crushed garlic, a pinch of grated ginger, a pinch of white pepper, and a few shakes of the crushed chili jar.

Turned out pretty good. Damn, I love cooking.

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Lifted from @tomasino

On your own feed, list 7 bands/artists that you’ve seen in concert, with one of them being a lie.
People can then post which one they think is the lie.

1) The Misfits
2) Motorhead
3) Ministry
4) Dire Straits
5) Theory of a Deadman
6) Nickelback
7) Burton Cummings

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