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StanWonn

@StanWonn@mstdn.social

Native New Mexican living in the ABQ. Book lover, #FaithfullyLGBTQ Episcopal Christian, democratic socialist, liberationist, vegan. Green chile and coffee connoisseur. He/him/Él.

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RickiTarr, to random
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Why is it that the people who brag about being "self-made" aren't?

If you turned out successful odds are you had help, a lot of it, and a good amount of luck on top of that. Imagine being so self absorbed that you don't give credit where credit is due.

StanWonn,
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@RickiTarr Don't remember who said it, but I still remember the line about being born on third base and thinking you hit a triple. Think that applies here really well.

Free_Press, to news
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StanWonn,
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@Free_Press @BruceMirken I wasn’t aware that Lindsey Graham had any remaining dignity to lose.

lowqualityfacts, to random
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Obviously not the worst thing he did by a long shot, but it does make a mess.
https://patreon.com/lowqualityfacts

StanWonn,
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@lowqualityfacts So does that mean that the Nazis created glitter bombs?

ChrisMayLA6, to random
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We know that trust in the NHS has been dealing for some time.... and it would seem likely that increasing waiting lists would be a significant contributory factor to that decline.

However, new research by a team including an ex-PhD student of mine, has concluded that actually the Q. of waiting lists is immaterial to declining trust in the NHS, rather the key variables are socio-political (ethnicity, age, working situation & party affiliation).


https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666535224000211?via%3Dihub

StanWonn,
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@RationalBrit @ChrisMayLA6 They really need to talk to more of us Americans. I'm pretty sure we could set them straight on what a US-style health insurance system really means!

sidereal, to random
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All these people talking about how Biden is too old and it’s like y’all this is literally what VPs are for.

I am not a Biden fan, but this is a poor criticism of him (don’t be ageist!). If his age really becomes an issue Harris can just take over. I’m just not seeing how this is a big deal.

StanWonn,
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@sidereal You’re absolutely right here. And the ageism really grates on me, particularly when it seems obvious to me that Biden is actually pretty sharp mentally as compared to his opponent.

renwillis, to politics
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I'm getting SUPER tired of the moderate left freaking out when the progressives criticize Biden.

Yes. Trump is worse. So yeah, I'm voting for Biden (I don't really have a choice), but I don't want to live in a country where I can't criticize our leader when they do stupid shit.

IF WE DON'T CRITICIZE PEOPLE IN POWER, THEY DON'T IMPROVE, Y'ALL.

When did moderates get so "fascisty"?

Here's a great video essay on how moderates serve the right https://youtu.be/fZ4nvCVAGw0?si=W2M_Il2wJ3h0MrHj

StanWonn,
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@renwillis 100%. I'm often reminded about what Dr. King had to say about the "white moderates" in his letter from the Birmingham jail.

andycarolan, to random
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Well, that was weird... my Mac just restarted without warning. Never had that before

Just a typical Kernel Panic that I don't understand lol.

StanWonn,
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@andycarolan That's weird! I don't think I have had a kernel panic thing in years now.

GayOldTime, to Vintage
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They grow 'em bigger in Texas

StanWonn,
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@GayOldTime Have lived in Texas previously. NOT everything is bigger in Texas, sad to say.

andycarolan, to random
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Ordering online be like —

“Add £0.01 for free shipping”

discovers that the cheapest item on their site is £3.99

Iron Man Eye Roll GIF

StanWonn,
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@andycarolan Been there, done that! Usually I just end up closing the browser tab at that point.

MikeDunnAuthor, to random
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Poverty....it's what's for dinner.

Kellogg’s CEO says poor families should consider ‘cereal for dinner’

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/feb/27/kelloggs-ceo-cereal-for-dinner

StanWonn,
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@MikeDunnAuthor Not when they're constantly jacking up cereal prices. I can think of many more economical dinner choices.

StillIRise1963, to random
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If there's surge pricing for FOOD, take your lunch to work. FUCK THESE PEOPLE.

StanWonn,
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@StillIRise1963 And cook at home otherwise to avoid any "surge" pricing whatsoever.

lowqualityfacts, to random
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StanWonn,
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@lowqualityfacts Think I'd argue that both sides lost since they ended up living there.

StanWonn, to random
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If anybody asks me what made me a , I think I’ll just point them to this article. It describes our situation in the US quite well. We are a reverse Robin Hood country! https://mastodon.social/

mostaurelius, to random
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Well I finally caught COVID. Thankfully, I'm vaccinated and boosted so the symptoms are manageable.

StanWonn,
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@mostaurelius Ooof, sorry! But glad to hear the symptoms are not too bad and hopefully you're all better soon.

sidereal, to random
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Critical support to King Charles for committing regicide by anti-science ideology.

"During an interview with the British media outlet GB News on Tuesday, royal expert Tom Bower alleged that Charles would likely forego chemotherapy treatments in favor of 'natural' remedies.

'The King will not be one for chemotherapy, he has always argued against it,' Bower said. 'He’s a great believer in natural herbs, potions, and things like that.'"

StanWonn,
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@sidereal Kind of like Steve Jobs in his embrace of woo.

lowqualityfacts, to random
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The year is 2025. Instead of having newscasters, mainstream media channels now permanently display the president's age on the screen, down to the millisecond. Every minute a voice announces that the president is now a minute older than they were a minute ago. Somewhere in the world, bombs are being dropped on a country you've never even heard of. The headline on the screen reads "The president is now three times as old as the world's oldest dog".

StanWonn,
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@lowqualityfacts You mean they aren't already doing this? Because it sure seems that way to me. Biden might be old, but I think it's far more likely that Trump will be the first one to the memory care facility.

renwillis, to twitter
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Yeah, nazis are bad and Musk is a piece of shit but.... DICK PICS!

#x

StanWonn,
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@renwillis Pfft. You can just go on Bluesky (and some instances here) if you want dick pics. Readily available without the Nazis.

sidereal, to random
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So a bunch of the people I'm organizing with, for various reasons, don't have desktops/laptops. Mobile only.

This means that it's tricky for them to access cryptpads, for instance, because that doesn't work so great on mobile. No PGP email, many other things that desktops are nice for.

I'm wondering if it would be useful for me to get some used laptops, put linux on them, and get them going as workstations for organizers. Not just hand them to people but also show them how to use them.

StanWonn,
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@sidereal In my line of work, I come across a lot of people whose only internet access is their phone. So I think that helping make things more mobile-friendly would be a great thing.

mostaurelius, to random
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I swear I block TruthSandwich every six weeks.

Hardcore centrists are fucking weird.

StanWonn,
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@mostaurelius Looks like he's moved instances several different times. That might explain how he keeps popping up!

renwillis, to politics
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The next time someone says the economy is strong, ask “for who?”: “Although the rental market is showing signs of cooling, the median rent in the U.S. was $1,964 in December 2023, up 23% from before the pandemic, according to online housing marketplace Rent. By comparison, inflation-adjusted weekly earnings for the median worker rose 1.7% between 2019 and 2023, government data shows.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rent-homelessness-harvard-report-center-for-housing-studies/

#politics #america #homeless #economy #rent

StanWonn,
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@renwillis What? You mean that people really can’t fit up to 70% rent increases into their budgets? I guess they just need to cut back on the lattes and avocado toast! (Yes, I am being sarcastic here.)

andycarolan, to random
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Since about November 2023, I've been making family meal plan, doing my supermarket shopping online, and having it delivered.

It's saved me SOOOO much money.

A weekly shop is now around £100 for a family of three (all Vegan). That covers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and any other supplies that might be needed.

Wish I had done this sooner.

FWIW, I use Trello for the evening/main meal plan. I have one column which I use as a meal library, then just move the cards over to weekday columns.

StanWonn,
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@andycarolan Admire your planning skills! And I’m impressed that you are able to keep costs so low for a family of 3. You’re spending about what I spend in a week for just myself!

flexghost, to random
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Party of personal freedom strikes again!

Oklahoma bill SB1976 would make sending or viewing any "obscene materials" outside marriage a felony

It gets better. The bill is from repeal-no-fault divorce advocate, Dusty Deevers (R)

😃

Besides restricting viewing as much as a butt cheek, it would also be a misdemeanor to even pose for anything deemed erotic

And, like most times they take away freedoms, they’re hiding it under the banner of “save the children!”

http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2023-24%20INT/SB/SB1976%20INT.PDF

StanWonn,
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@flexghost If this goes as it usually does, it shouldn't be too long before that legislator is busted cruising in a men's room, or in a hotel room with an underage boy or girl.

MikeDunnAuthor, to random
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StanWonn,
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@MikeDunnAuthor Isn't that pretty much their "solution" to every issue?

gbhnews, (edited ) to fediverse
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🌞 Good morning ! This is GBH bringing you the world from . It's 25F at Logan Airport and visibility is 2mi. ❄️

No more "Use Yah Blinkah"? Feds are banning humorous messages on highway signs.

Mass. native Ayo Edebiri snagged an Emmy for "The Bear."

Fmr. coach Bill Belichick is interviewing with the .

Donald Trump won the Iowa primaries, with Ron DeSantis in 2nd.

StanWonn,
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@gbhnews Clearly the Feds lack a sense of humor.

lowqualityfacts, to random
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I'm surprised that so many people don't know this.
https://patreon.com/lowqualityfacts

StanWonn,
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@lowqualityfacts So you're telling me it's not vegan then? :trollkipleur:

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