@OldAndCranky Yes, and if you want a jukebox in your restaurant or if you want your band to play in a major venue, you have to play ball with them

@OldAndCranky Good to know, I have a boomer friend and he is also left leaning. But my boomer mom was a hippy in the 60s but voted for Trump before she died. Brainwashed by Fox and talk radio.

I certainly have had enough of some people claiming that we must cower to Putin, because he has nuclear weapons. And I am glad to see, I am not alone.

In a debate show on Danish national tv, foreign editor of Danish newspaper Weekendavisen, Anna Libak replied to yet another “But Putin’s has nuclear weapons!” by saying, “If Hitler had nuclear weapons, would we have given him France?”

Bingo! Of course we would not. And neither should Putin have Ukraine.

#SlavaUkraini🇺🇦

Johns Hopkins is doing a long-COVID survey and apparently is having trouble finding controls -- people who haven't had COVID. If this is you, consider giving them some clicks.

covid-long.com/

@OldAndCranky The Powers That Be won't allow that kind of subtext in any music that gets released on a major label these days. Luckily major labels are becoming irrelevant.

I'm not prejudiced. I have a friend who is a Boomer.

@Adam_Cadmon1 @are0h Yeah, this “pick me" attitude is just too much.

Even worse is those who believe they can get there solely on merit or through grind culture.

At a certain point, these people need to realize that the ruling class just don't want you and you'll never get even a fraction of what they have.

The way to defeat a profit and greed driven system is to increase the value of things beyond what money can buy.

And then lower the price until most things are free. It'll make sense if you think about it

@OldAndCranky In the 60s the Boomers were tip toeing through the tulips. Now it seems many of them are goose-stepping for Trump.

@RealJournalism I disagree. UBI will be used as a weapon by the Republicans to destroy all other social safety nets.

Gentrification is not the answer. #BasicIncome, getting rid of parking requirements, bringing in more affordable housing, eviction protections, and siccing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on predatory businesses in town is. Everybody has to benefit, or your "downtown revitalization" is just Jim Crow by another name. #NewYork chronogram.com/river-newsroom/

The line "Space: the final frontier" is a creative opening to a story crafted by a talented writer. The line "Long ago in a galaxy far away" is about the same level of creativity as "once upon a time".
Discuss.

How do you feel when you approach the end of a that you have enjoyed ?

I am nearing the end of a seven hundred and forty seven page . Just forty five pages to go. I am experiencing mixed emotions as I have enjoyed the work, it increased my knowledge and widened my intellectual horizon; however, I will be glad when the book is finished.

@bookstodon

Finally I got to the part of the beach that was the popular fishing spot, and there on the shore was 3 huge carp, rotting and stinking in the sun. Someone wanted to fish, but apparently didn't want to eat. I was totally disgusted, so I took my dog to a different place where there was a pond that he could swim and cool off in. I wasn't going to let him swim there. So we got to a nice clean looking pond and Buddy jumped in the water and waded around because it was shallow. So then he stopped and >

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looked up at me and I was wondering what is wrong? He had gotten himself hooked on a used fishing line and a huge hook was sticking in his thigh. I rushed him to the vet because it was a big hook and I was afraid to do more damage, and the vet saw the hook and asked where it happened. I told where and she looked at the hook again and said "I didn't know they had sharks in that pond" that's how big the hook was. So, no, I don't go fishing anymore.

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Finally I got to the part of the beach that was the popular fishing spot, and there on the shore was 3 huge carp, rotting and stinking in the sun. Someone wanted to fish, but apparently didn't want to eat. I was totally disgusted, so I took my dog to a different place where there was a pond that he could swim and cool off in. I wasn't going to let him swim there. So we got to a nice clean looking pond and Buddy jumped in the water and waded around because it was shallow. So then he stopped and >

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Long ago, I would occasionally fish, but no more. One day I was walking along a secluded beach, and I beheld what the average fisherman does. As I walked, first it was beer cans and plastic soda bottles. Then further along, potato chip bags and those little styrofoam boxes they sell worms in. And the tangled fishing line, so much fishing line. The line cut off the stems of the water plants and killed them, and there was even a seagull that had become tangled in it and died. I was becoming upset>

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