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@Lobster When psychological manipulation is amplified through carefully orchestrated propaganda in order to achieve goals defined by the cold hard calculus of power and greed then it becomes obvious that someone has realized it is an exacting science.

But, alas, this is just my humble opinion based on observation.

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Mathematical science shows what is. It is the language of unseen relations between things. But to use and apply that language, we must be able fully to appreciate, to feel, to seize the unseen, the unconscious.

- Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace

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"Hullo am American media would you like to know what slur of the day the same ten Nazis we broadcast every day said today? Sure you do. Want to hear what legislature the person they called a slur is passing? I told you before: you didn't. Anyway here's a list of slurs--"

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Woke up and saw my shadow, so it looks like it's 30 more years of work

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He actually caused the Whitmer attempted murder by tweeting about Free Michigan that sick fuck!

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#RomanFortThursday: a #Roman dagger and and two dagger sheaths, both elaborately decorated with inlays (silver, brass, enamel).
Found in the Roman fort at Ehingen-Risstissen, dating 1st century AD.

Photo: Landesmuseum Württemberg

#RomanArchaeology

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Heavy stone doors protect the entrance to Qasr Azraq (the blue fort), Jordan, called Basienis by the Romans. Some are as heavy as 3 tons, but still move quite easily. The original Romans fort was used and developed by Byzantine, Umayyad, Ayyubid and Ottoman Turk armies. The fort's current layout dates to the 13th century when it was redesigned by the Ayyubids. Lawrence of Arabia used the fort as a base #Roman #RomanArchaeology #Archaeology #RomanFortThursday

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#RomanFortThursday and the fantastic Chesters fort, a cavalry fort in the middle of Hadrians Wall with the North Tyne river snaking alongside

#RomanArchaeology

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Here’s my contribution to #RomanFortThursday with some photos of the remains of the Mediobogdum Fort at Hardknott Pass near Eskdale, Cumbria.
My main memory of this fort was the lung-busting hike up the pass to reach it. I wouldn't want to have done it as a roman soldier wearing sandals and armour. #Hardknott

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One thing I'm absolutely loving about Mastodon is the incredible, niche communities I'm discovering via hashtags.

Here are some that I'm loving:

#RomanFortThursday
#Caturday (okay not niche, but you know...cats)
#Mosstodon
#Astrodon
#MedievalMastodon and #Medievaldons
#IlluminatedManuscript

Goes without saying #bookstodon is a must.

Got anymore - share them below! I'm collecting inspiration. 🤗

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@mmpadellan I followed you on Twitter before I closed my account there. I highly recommend following you to all Mastodonians. Welcome!

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It's been a while guys. Feels like the bird app is crumbling under the sheer stupidity of the new owner. I give it another 3 months before it's a TOTAL shitshow.

Meanwhile, I'm using this thing called Movetodon.org to follow as many of you as I can at once while I still can (Musk will no longer allow it next week).

I hope this Movetodon works. 🤞

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Dear MSM: DeSantis’ actions to obliterate black history from Florida textbooks and curricula are not part of a “CULTURE WAR”.

It’s white supremacy.

It’s racism.

It’s bigotry.

It’s fascism.

It’s your job to use words correctly. Stop using benign euphemisms!

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Have You Seen High-Risk Missing Victoria, BC Youth Melliah Scow? - #Victoria #BC #missingperson #missingpeoplecanada #missingincanada

Victoria Police are asking for your help as we work to locate high-risk missing youth Melliah Scow.

Melliah is 17 years old and was described to officers as an Indigenous youth standing five feet, four inches tall with a medium build. Melliah has...

More Info: missingpeople.ca/have-you-seen

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So here's what I've learned.
Mastodon isn't Twitter.
And that's by design.
You've grown used to things designed to give you that anger rush.
Mastodon is very deliberately built to avoid that.
The temptation is to replicate your Twitter experience.
Picking arguments, amplifying trolls.
Please don't.
This isn't your house, people here put time into building it.
Content warnings, ALT tags.
Don't turn it into a replica of the mess you just left.
If you miss the fights, the birdsite is still there.

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So, let me get this straight: the #House #GOP have removed Capitol Hill metal monitors, have removed rules about entering the House floor with weapons, have dissed House members concerns, and fired the Sargent at Arms that ensured safety when the #SOTU is next week? Seriously? All I want to know who is #DesinatedSurvivor

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G'night Tooters.

Red skies at night
Don't let the bed bugs bite.

Seriously, don't let them bite you. They're nasty.
You know what? You should probably change your sheets just incase... or just sleep on the sofa...

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So when Twitter shuts down its API access in a week, migration tools like the great movetodon.org from @Tibor will stop working. If you want to migrate your followers do it now!

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