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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." – C.S. Lewis ( on government response to and other crises?)

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Thanks for the welcome, #@freemo Here's my .

I'm...
• a dad of a handful of kiddos, married, living in Colorado.
• a Christian in the Anglican tradition, and suppose I'm an unaffiliated conservatarian.
• a reader, working through the great novels as well as easier/fun books and nonfiction.
• a card and board game player and am happily teaching more to my kids as they get older.
• short on free time. I enjoy a philosophical pipe as I read and/or reflect, and occasionally get my guitar or bow/arrows out to learn new skills.
• a software developer... and have been for a very long time, now in the world of APIs and cloud development (CRM/SFDC).

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RT The Babylon Bee
‘Skynet Is A Private Company, They Can Do What They Want,’ Says Man Getting Curb-Stomped By Terminator buff.ly/3bRJeQ8 twitter.com/TheBabylonBee/stat

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Re @kamranpasha Exactly this.

The more scared/cautious you are, the more 'virtuous'.

It's cultish. twitter.com/ZubyMusic/status/1 #Zuby

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Normally when there is a disease, people hope that it will be less serious than they imagined and welcome information that can calm them down.

With the 'rona, people hope that it is more serious than they imagined and reject any information that could calm them down.

Strange. twitter.com/ZubyMusic/status/1 #Zuby #Normal

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Sometimes I get really into learning about vestigial technologies and design standards. Like how ascii was originally designed for electronic typewriters and has the carriage return character for telling a typewriter to move to the beginning of a line. That's used to do terminal animations nowdays. Also I remember reading somewhere that the current american standard railway width was designed to allow two horses to stand side-by-side within a train car. Also the main streets in paris are the width of a french cavalry regiment from the 1830's so they could move through the city easier.

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RT Lance Gooden
Andrew Cuomo plans to end New York's lockdown.

Lori Lightfoot plans to open Chicago restaurants.

All of this announced with Joe Biden’s inauguration days away.

The Democrats' shutdowns were POLITICAL, but for many small businesses they were PERMANENT. twitter.com/Lancegooden/status #Biden #Chicago #Democrats #NewYork

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@marathon so.. Sort of. But your original toot doesn't show the quote as related to it. And now I'm quoting your quote so I think it also won't show as a reply, just a new unrelated toot.
QT: qoto.org/@marathon/10556608960

marathon 🇨🇦  
Wow! After posting the previous I find that Mastodon does have this feature — at least my instance does on ‘qoto.org’! Quite the enlightened opera...
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Pelosi threatens $5,000 fines for House members that bypass Capitol metal detectors

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced severe fines for House members who avoid metal detectors set up at entrances in the wake of last week’s riot at the US Capitol after several Republican lawmakers ignored and mocked the new security precaution.

thepostmillennial.com/pelosi-t

Mass Hysteria and Covid-19

Possible?

Excerpt :
The public has been frightened to its core, resulting in suicides and public freak-outs. Examples abound on the net showing some poor person getting a positive test for Covid-19 and breaking into tears or panicking despite the fact that they felt fine and have no symptoms.
This is further compounded by panicky government shut-downs in much of the country at the behest of the state health departments.
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Hysterical Contagion has happened a lot over the centuries...
With Covid, there is no other explanation for the major discrepancies from country to country. The nations with worsening situations have the loudest media sensationalizing the situation. Find a country that is not influenced by modern Western media and the cases and deaths drop.
dvorak.substack.com/p/mass-hys

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You see it bro. 👀

Zac946: @ZubyMusic It's fascinating when you really look at how big a part the media plays in this. They can take any situation (the Capitol Hill riot for example) and turn it into a racial issue - because FEAR is the primary driver of ratings. Classic divide and conquer happening.
twitter.com/ZubyMusic/status/1 #Zuby

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