It’s all fine as well to thank a veteran for their “service to the country”. But when was the last time you thanked an accountant in your local government for stewarding your tax dollars? When was the last time you thanked a teacher for creating a future American? When is the last time you thanked the guy that’s paving the road you drive on every day? Those folks spend their entire lives serving their country and, quite frankly, they are ignored. They all serve. Their contributions are many. 

@LALegault honestly, to everyone in this thread, take a look at, especially the knowledge-base. It explains a lot of what I would explain in this thread to clear up privacy concerns a hundred times better and with actual sources

"Blogging isn’t just a way to organize your research — it’s a way to do research for a book or essay or story or speech you don’t even know you want to write yet. It’s a way to discover what your future books and essays and stories and speeches will be about." @pluralistic


A poorly educated police force is perfect if you just want boots on the ground while you're dismantling society for your own personal gain 👍

Evaluation of Cardiovascular Toxicity of Folic Acid and 6S-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate-Calcium in Early Embryonic Development.

As a #scientist I think it’s important that we debunk the popular #myths & misconceptions of our fields of research. Having recently joined #Mastodon during the great #TwitterMigration, I’ll try to recreate some of my prior threads on misleading metaphors in #scicomm of #genetics & to adapt them for this platform.

First up: contrary to what you may have heard, your genome is not a blueprint. Read on to find out why...1/6

If your home is haunted by the ghost of an atheist, exorcism doesn’t work. You need an embittered humanist to come and use sarcasm on it.

Greg Bear has passed away.

What a remarkable talent of a Sci Fi writer, an asset to all mankind and a fount of ideas to expand your consciousness.

I’m so glad I got to know his work and still can.

🧝‍♀🕮 Infinity Concerto
⚗️🕮 Blood Music
🧪🕮 Darwin’s Radio
🧬🕮 Psychlone
🧫🕮 City at the End of Time
🔬🕮 Hegira
🤖🕮 Foundation and Chaos
🔭🕮 Slant
📡🕮 Anvil of Stars
🌌🕮 Eon and the other tales about “The Way”
🌃🕮 Sleepside…

Jumping Jehoshaphat, I could go on. What a lot to leave behind.

He left the world better than he entered it.

Hamba Gahle, bud.

Musk has used "Vox, populi, Vox Dei" to justify reinstating Trump on #Twiiter. But the quote is from a letter from Alcuin to the Emporer Charlemagne urging him to resist such ideas, "Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit." Which translates as "And do not listen to those who keep saying, 'The voice of the people is the voice of God', because the tumult of the crowd is always close to madness."

I just realized something very powerful.....

I am sitting here, in my office, at a company I own a large chunk of, running the entire company, all because I made the discovery of a lifetime that will change the entire face of medicine int he next few years, save millions if not billions of lives, and about to go public on the stock exchange... everything suggests I havent just made the scientific discovery of a lifetime, saved the world (hopefully), but will probably be a billionaire in the next few years at this rate....

Yet here I am letting a few vile twerps on a small social media network get under my skin and hurt me... fuck them, they could only hope to do a fraction of the good I'm doing. All they want to do is lie, hurt, and tare down good people to make their own pathetic egos feel like it has some value...

I think im good, they only mattered because I let them.

A gentle reminder to folks who are new to Mastodon. In solidarity with those in the disabled community who rely on screen readers, we ask that you:

* Add alt text/image descriptions when you post media
* Capitalize the first letter of every word in a hashtag #LikeThis

#StrongerTogether #Accessibility #Disability #Solidarity

And in third position and my most recent:

"How Nutrition Can Increase Motivation – In the Brain"

#nutrition #motivation #brain #neuroscience

Don’t bother reaching out. We know what you’re thinking and you’re blocked!

"Do you love Me?" Alice asked.

"No, I don't love you!" replied the White Rabbit.

Alice frowned and clasped her hands together as she did whenever she felt hurt.

"See?" replied the White Rabbit. "Now you're going to start asking yourself what makes you so imperfect and what did you do wrong so that I can't love you at least a little.

You know, that's why I can't love you. You will not always be loved Alice, there will be days when others will be tired and bored with life, will have their heads in the clouds, and will hurt you.

Because people are like that, they somehow always end up hurting each other's feelings, whether through carelessness, misunderstanding, or conflicts with themselves.

If you don't love yourself, at least a little, if you don't create an armor of self-love and happiness around your heart, the feeble annoyances caused by others will become lethal and will destroy you.

The first time I saw you I made a pact with myself: 'I will avoid loving you until you learn to love yourself.' "

~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“There are a whole lot of ways to be perfect, and not one of them is attained through punishment.”

Ursula K. Le Guin on the art of growing older and what beauty really means beneath the veneer

So maybe I’m just a little excited about the Artemis mission. I don’t know, but the first thought in my head this morning upon awakening was: What do you call a zero in space? An astro naught.

"Try reading the following out loud:

Hashtag screenreaders for the hashtag blind and hashtag VisuallyImpaired read every hashtag HashTags out loud and so it's hard for people with hashtag VisualImpairment to get the sense of the post because it's being constantly interrupted by well-meaning hashtag accessibility hashtag allies.

Easier to read with a block of hashtags at the bottom:
#screenreaders #VisuallyImpaired #blind #allies #Hashtags #accessibility"
--original author unknown

To this extent I'm really interested to know how the age breakdown of people on the #Fediverse. On one hand it would seem to make sense to me that most people here remember the "old internet" before the centralization and they're here to rekindle that flame of independence. On the other hand the youths are generally pretty up on this whole technology thing. I grew up on the internet and since then smartphones have become even more ubiquitous.

(Please boost for reach)

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