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is anybody functioning at all right now and if so how do you that

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Last time I'm moving for at least 6 months, I promise.

this man ran to be the libertarian candidate for president once

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hate to be that person who keeps hopping instances but I PROMISE this is it.

My one, true, account.

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Great alternatives to Google Maps that use #OpenStreetMap data:

- Qwant Maps: website, has directions. Highlights the fact that data is from #OSM, providing links to view and edit the data.
- F4map: website, 3D views of cities.
- MAPS.ME: mobile apps with a neat vector renderer. Minimalist. Works offline. More obviously profit-oriented.
- OsmAnd: mobile apps with lots of features. Offline too. (Too?) many customisations and options available.

pdx fed violence 

on the national news they talk about the feds snatching people into unmarked vans which is of course scary, but have you heard about:

* The feds pulling loaded guns on protesters?
* The feds pepper spraying inside of the RiotRibs grills to stop them from serving food
* The feds pepper spraying all of the medical equipment and sanitation items like tampons to make them unusable
* The feds shooting a protester in the head who was holding a speaker sending them into critical condition from the head wound?

This comparison is beyond moronically stupid.

Wearing masks when you were sick or thought you might be sick has been a thing in Asia for decades. In the US, it’s effectively never been a thing. So, when you tell everyone in Korea to wear a mask, you’re not asking them to do something new or compelling them to do something they probably weren’t going to do anyway. You’re asking them to… what they would have done anyway.

Compelling Americans to do so is entirely different, whether you agree with it or not. So, trying to make this comparison is dumb. A more valid one would be between the US and some place where going around in a mask all the time with the sniffles is “weird” and not “Tuesday”

Besides, I suspect the number of people in the US truly throwing a fit about the mask is vanishingly small, even if real, as opposed to the government over reach in the compelling part. One can think the government has no power to do a thing, while also thinking the thing itself is not a bad idea to do on your own. Weird that

I’m convinced it’s impossible to fold a fitted sheet well

> After word reached the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about the use of leaf blowers against tear gas, an official within the department told Washington Post reporter Nick Miroff that they were frustrated with efforts by protesters to do so, and astonished that they’d return the chemicals back toward the federal officers who initially fired them off


I guess I have a reason to buy a leaf blower now

nothing has convinced me more of the fragility of US institutions than the fact that the feds in portland are using rentals


"look how much temperature checking we're doing! you're safe!"

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