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Hi! I'm Cosmo. 🌞🌍🪐💫⭐🌌 Thanks to my , I've been a and enthusiast all my life, I am following in his footsteps. My first computer was an Apple ][+. I miss the days of calling BBS's and chatting on D-Dial. I used to run a board in the early 90's called Mission Control in the area. Here are hashtags I'd love to follow:

🌊 👮 ♀️ 🧬 :blobcatspace: :2001: #2001 :triforce: :pacman: :pacmanblinky: :nintendo:

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To whom it may concern,

The expression is

"I couldn't care less"

In other words, I care so little about (blank) that it IS IMPOSSIBLE for me to care even less.

"I could care less" means I actually care enough that it IS possible to care less

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For your first day on Mastodon, just a few humbly suggested steps! Welcome to the party!

1) Consider if you're on the server for you, your hobbies, and your moderation desires. You can always migrate your account, later.

2) Make a profile! These can be longer than Twitter ones - and you can format them with line breaks, italics (using asterix), and loads of emoji. Check the emoji on your server, here!

3) If you liked who you followed on Twitter, use and/or to create a csv of all the people you followed there to upload into Mastodon, using the web menu option Preferences > Import. Now you are following the same folks!

4) Using, you can also export your Twitter blocklist, and import it using the same function in Mastodon.

5) Create an introduction post! Use lots of hashtags to help people find you and your interests, as there's no algorithm or string search function here. Make sure to add the hashtag introduction!

6) Get used to using hashtags in your posts regularly, so that people can find them manually or using the hashtag following function, or the rss feed function.

7) Use CWs liberally, to help people decide what to see. Follow your server's guidelines, but definitely CW those movie spoilers!

8) Use alt text in your images whenever possible, to help people with screen readers enjoy it here, too!

9) Enjoy your new community, and have a lot of fun!

#MastodonTips #MastodonNewbie

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It’s #FollowFriday so I hope folks utilize the hashtag to find my account here!
Give me a boost! Maybe if I can show some of the big accounts on Twitter that it’s possible to grow sizably and quickly here, too, they’ll migrate over!

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No surprise, now these toxic bullies from are trying to have private conversations with me, which I of course indulge, and then quote whatever ammo they can use out of context and dump the rest...

It is amazing these people trust anyone who is so clearly **not** being transparent.


FediThing blocking, genocide mention 

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Americans should name mass shootings the way they do hurricanes but after Republicans who accept payments from the NRA.

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This is messing me up


Elon's child died in his arms, the same way he "founded" Paypal


This is what we need, mockery memorabilia for every single stupid thing that the red hats put out. This is the response to the Gadsen flag.

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My advice to the new citizens of Mastodon. First of all: Welcome! Thank you for being around.

Find at least one interesting profile by going through their timeline. Have a look at their followers and who they follow. Follow them all :) You can always unfollow later. Give it a bit of time. You don’t have to frantically check your timeline. Once a day or even a week is the better approach. You’ll be surprised how a slow but steady approach results in a fascinating timeline. Hope this helps!

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Mary Peltola has defeated Sarah Palin and is the first Democrat to represent Alaska in the House in 50 years.

In case you were wondering how the “red wave” went.


Tip for those immigrating from the Birdsite 

Settings > Preferences > Other

Your mileage may vary - On my instance these were turned off by default. Turning them on made following people with my interests when I searched by hashtag SO MUCH EASIER.

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To those who are sitting alone, with no family, no big meal, no friends, I offer you this...

You are not alone.

You are not the only one who has had a family reject them for...

Their sexuality.
Their lack of faith.
How they see themselves.
What they believe in.
How they treat others.
Sticking up for the rights of those who struggle for equality.

Today you join others like yourself who are brave enough to speak their truth and stand up to the consequences.

Be proud of who you are.

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Boost this toot if you're planning on sticking around Mastodon whether or not it becomes more popular than the birdsite.

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There are 10 types of people; those who understand binary and those who don't. 😀

Is there any way to read the Federated feed and only show my native speaking language results, or to have a built-in translation engine for reading the other languages?

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The railroad workers may strike soon, which will decimate the US supply chain. Before you complain that you can’t find your favorite crackers or shampoo at the store, please acknowledge the reasons why rail workers are striking:

· The rank-and-file workers that run the trains have been on call, 24-7 for years due to the new normal of skeleton crews. Trains are running with crews of one or, in some cases, none as remote control (yes, you read that right) is now allowed. They can’t plan to attend their daughter’s birthday party or their brother’s wedding.

· Currently, under their present contract, they have zero paid sick leave. They must give 30 days notice for a doctor’s appointment or family emergency. The Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) contract terms proposed by the Biden admin gives them 1 paid sick day.

· Railroad companies’ profit is soaring. Rather than sharing that windfall with the rank and file, profit is paid out in stock dividends or used for stock buybacks (a practice that artificially boosts stock performance).
Railroad company profits (for 3-month periods, not yearly!):
- Union Pacific $1.84 billion in - 2nd quarter 2022
- BNSF $1.66 billion (up 10%) in 2nd quarter 2022
- CSX $1.11 billion (up 15%) in 3rd quarter 2022 on 2% more freight

One more thing – If the railroad workers do go on strike, Congress is likely to vote to force them back to work. Historically, these types of resolutions have seen high levels of bipartisan support because Congress is not pro-worker, they are classists that protect the interests of Wall Street and the stock ownership class above all else.

#Solidarity #union #unionstrong

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