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perking up like Captain Picard whenever I hear the word "horses" next to literally anything

(To the tune of "Money, money, money")

🎶 Puppy, puppy, puppy
You're a puppy
It's a rich man's world 🎶

(Lwaxana is also anticapitalist; the last line is sung not as an endorsement but as a bleak political commentary)

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(To the tune of "She works hard for the money")

🎶 She snooze hard for a puppy
So hard (for a puppy)
She snooze hard for a puppy
Something something
Treat her right 🎶

(Lwaxana is very sleepy today)

Beyond Meat Inc. suspended its chief operating officer following his arrest on allegations that he bit a man’s nose during an altercation after a college football game. thestar.com/business/2022/09/2

selfies are powerful

they want you to feel ugly to sell things

they want you insecure to control you

find joy in who you are and improving yourself, but do it for you and document it all

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🇨🇦 politics; Nothing new, just feeling grumbly 

Poilievre: Yes I am proudly attending this "Freedom Convoy" that has actual Nazis at it, and I gotta say, I'm sympathetic

News media: But is he a (hushed voice) fascist?

Me: *Pines for a political climate where just being a Nazi Sympathizer is bad enough*

When people say they have nothing to hide, let's reply:

* Post your passwords here
* Write down everybody you hate
* Tell the world who you voted for
* List all the videos you watched

- Medical history.
- Sensitive conversations with employers, children, spouses.
- Billing and banking information.
- Purchase information.
- Web search history.
And more...

I need privacy. Not because my actions are questionable, but because 'your' judgement and intentions are.

And it doesn't matter whether or not my communications are weighty or frivolous in nature - they are mine and only for those whom I've chosen to share them with. Not the government's, nor goog's, nor my ISP's, but mine.

Also, what is legal where I live today, may not be legal tomorrow and my discussion of it may incriminate my future self. It has happened in the past many times to others in other places.

@bgcarlisle she can't get Rom, who remains his wholesome self. There is a spate of trouble though with Leeta wanting him to roll back public aid and environmental regulations

Puppy at night?

"That's a puppy all right!"

Puppy in the morning?

"It's a puppy! Take warning!!"

@bgcarlisle imagining Objectivist Lwaxana making people selfish by telepathy

Who read Ayn Rand to my puppy

I'm not mad

I'm just disappointed

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My puppy

She won't eat kibbles she didn't earn

She read too much Ayn Rand

Oh no

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Is your puppy so sleepy that she forgets she's munchy?

Put some kibbles in the Treats Orb

Then

Munching—

Is a game!!

building a time machine specifically so I can accost a Sumerian and demand that they explain this joke to me

"A dog, having walked into an inn, did not see anything, (and so he said): 'Shall I open this (door)?'"

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I think trying to emulate Twitter, Insta, FB, etc is a core piece of the problem.

Yeah, making those experiences open source is a step in the right direction, but we need to reimagine the social media concept itself because those paradigms were normalized without our interests in mind.

It's past time to let those ideas go.

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