Be the collection of star-forged elements you wish to see in the cosmos.
I have heard so much recent safety talk about the solar eclipse that when I saw a picture of an eclipse on a news site I did my best to not look directly at it.
They say that your password should be something that's personal and private to you, that nobody else would guess.
My pa had this antique sword, a war relic. It was his prized possession, but he only showed it to us, his kids. I still remember Pa's sword, but no hacker would know about it.
So I made my password "Password". Nobody else would ever guess that.
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I read this headline and immediately turn into my parents, reminding me that if I did [stupid thing] the result would be [consequences bad enough that additional punishment from them would be redundant].
For those not willing to click and give them a pageview, the headline is "In Retrospect: Is There Anyone Who Could Have Predicted Where We Are Today?"
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@noelle I feel wishy-washy about it because *I* personally do not think I could bring myself to punch a Nazi attacking me. I do not have it in me. (Had one tried to strike my wife, that might be another story.)
I am not so foolish as to think that there is room for compromise with a group that thinks a significant % of the population doesn't deserve to live.
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@noelle It's a rock and hard place situation. Our window of school days is severely limited, but still need to get 180 days in to keep federal funding. Thank our GOP governor for that. Just another way to handicap public schools and make it more likely for them to fail, therefore justifying taking money from them and giving it to for-profit private schools.
Whelp, I am tired, grumpy, lonely, miss my wife immeasurably, and am out of coffee ice cream.
Not all of those problems are of equal importance, but I'm going to point an LCD projector at my bedroom ceiling and beam YouTube videos to it over a Chromecast while I fall asleep. That might help a little.
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The "Punching Nazis" debate is something I have trouble wrapping my head around. On one hand, punching. On the other, frickin' Nazis.
I do not like IRL violence, but there are people in this world who refuse to be stopped by any other means. Hitler was stopped by a lot of brave people with guns.
Those guns were there at the behest of several governments. I have no allusions that our current admin wants these new Nazis curtailed.
My grandfather would not like this at all.
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I do not use "Centrist" and "Moderate" as synonyms.
I've always considered myself to be a moderate, but between "These people don't deserve to live" and "Please don't kill us," there's no center position or room for compromise.
In my lifetime I have seen the right swing so far into crazyland that while I was once a (weak) Republican, I don't even recognize their platform any more.
The parts I recognize? I don't like those, either. I don't like that I once agreed with them.
Hey if we could all go back to using CWs for toots about current troubling/triggering events and not just site news and jokes, that would be swell.
I like CWs for site news and jokes, don't get me wrong, but please don't abandon their primary use.