Fun reading: dealing with Nigerian/Somali pirates:

For the Trans Community, Snapchat's Gender-Swapping Filter Is Complicated
"While many acknowledged that the filter is fun, for some it’s been jarring to see their social networks manipulating their gender so casually. Others have said that they are concerned that some people are using the filter in problematic ways."

... "Neighbors" was a much warmer word in the mouth of Fred Rogers.

Houston police, Ring team up to try to reduce crime
"[Ring] not only records video but also links homeowners together through it’s “Neighbors” app which has been used to catch porch pirates and burglars across the nation by sharing video, photos and text. Now, Houston police are partnering with Ring to join the “Neighbors” app and make it more effective."

Wee! Thunderstorms! 🌩️ And a Severe Weather Alert...

... mood: Best pleased. :-)

"SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS should advance FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Yet too many Americans have seen their accounts suspended, banned, or fraudulently reported for unclear "violations" of user policies.

No matter your views, if you suspect political bias has caused such an action to be taken against you, share your story with President Trump."

c/o "White House takes first steps in tackling censorship"

Understanding the Unbearable Whiteness of Farming
"The thorny issues of white supremacy, colonialism, slavery, and reclaiming farming from all of it could not be adequately dealt with in the hour we had together. We need more time too examine that unbearable whiteness of farming to meaningfully address systems of power that maintain inequality and injustice."

Need a recipe: looking for a glue-type substance that will stay liquid in a container, but rapidly dry into something about like rubber cement -- except with epoxy-type propertie s-- like, doesn't come off of plastic/vinyl without damage. Bonus points if it will drip in a "snot" pattern. DM, bitte. :-)

‘One of our best events’: College Republicans hold affirmative action bake sale in response to new law
"the [College] Republicans priced the baked goods according to an ethnic hierarchy of sorts. Native Americans, for instance, were charged nothing for cookies; all women, meanwhile, got 25 percent off. Asians had to pay $1.50 for their snack, the highest of the prices."

Grieving Students Walk Out of Colorado School Shooting Vigil: ‘This Was Not About Us’
"after sitting through remarks by Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), and realizing the program was centered around changing gun laws, students who had hoped to speak lost patience and walked out en masse. 'This was not about us. We can do our own vigil,' one STEM student remarked."

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