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More on my experience and thoughts on the web than seemed helpful to put into my #introduction 

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Exploring Mastodon, feels a bit like the pre-MySpace/Facebook/Twitter online world before the largest corporations took control and monetized us all, when we had our local or even online days with WBS chat and the like.

Liking it so far, appreciate the rules of the qoto.org instance

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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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Gallup: has positive approval rating for 1st time in his presidency

President Trump's approval ratings were positive for the first time in his presidency, Gallup announced on Thursday, a positive sign for the contentious chief executive going into the election season.

disrn.com/news/gallup-poll-tru

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🔁 Michael Knowles Retweeted:
Comfortably Smug @ComfortablySmug

Congratulations to the Bloomberg campaign consultants

Your plan to have Mike faceplant tonight so he has to spend hundreds of millions more on ads that you get a percentage of worked very well

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Original: twitter.com/michaeljknowles/st

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NHS staff can refuse to treat racist or sexist patients under new rules

The NHS will soon bar discriminatory patients from non-critical care - powers that currently only cover aggression or violence.

news.sky.com/story/nhs-staff-c

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This should be troubling because as a collective society we should already be past asking questions of "do I need to treat people nicely even if we disagree on one or two topics" or "why can't we kill babies".

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Everyone's different, that doesn't mean we have to hate each other.

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If you define yourself via group identity, instead of finding individual identity in who you are, you will probably live a largely miserable and tiresome life of constantly chasing and living up to the stereotype of your chosen group.

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Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional
contagion through social networks

pnas.org/content/pnas/111/24/8

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This is the best unintentional comedy the universe will ever give birth to.

This is real. This is a real video guide for a real product.

youtube.com/watch?v=1BB6wj6RyK

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Our children and grandchildren may yet curse the day we began hyping race and ethnicity. There are countries where that has led to slaughters in the streets but you cannot name a country where it has led to greater harmony.

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#Mises

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Another quote from this book : "many books become more boring the faster you read them." (p 74)

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"It's what you're reading that matters...not the speed with which you're getting truth it. Reading is supposed to be about an encounter with other minds... Americans have enough encouragements to narcissism ; let's try to do without this one." (full quote in attached photo)

On from The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction about bkkeepr, also applies to Goodreads and other alternatives.

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Fact:

The New Hampshire man, Patrick Bradley, who assaulted a 15 year old Trump supporter and fractured the jaw of another has a long history of support for ANTIFA

These attacks won’t stop unless we do something

RT if ANTIFA should be classified as a domestic terror group

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#Turning_Point_USA #NewHampshire #Trump

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