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USA ELECTIONS 2024

The Prosecutor VS
The Convicted Felon

The stakes are high; will the voters let former Attorney General Kamala Harris save western democracy or will Convicted Felon Donald Trump usher in Authoritarian rule and the end of Ukraine as he embraces Vladimir Putin?
#AureFreePress #News #press #headline #Ukraine #Russia #Putin #Trump #Harris

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The Secret Service advised Trump not to hold outdoor rallies BEFORE the Butler shooting.

But indoor venues are impossible to book when you have a years-long history of not paying them.

kfoxtv.com/news/local/trumps-c

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OK folks, we need to stop assuming #Mastodon is the entire #Fediverse and expecting its idiosyncrasies to be mandated on everyone else.

There's no such thing as a "CW" in
#ActivityPub. A Note can have a summary and a content and if Mastodon wants to display the summary and hide the content that's its problem. There are so many examples of this. Please stop screaming at people just because you think they've failed some kind of Mastodon purity test on an ActivityPub network when they're following the rules of their instance.

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I've invented a new feature for car stereos to improve convenience and safety! I'm willing to license it to auto and car stereo makers for a very low per-unit royalty.
Instead of having to navigate through menus or use a touchscreen to select one of your favorite radio/satellite stations, the stereo will have a plurality of PHYSICAL BUTTONS, each of which, upon being pressed, tunes to a user-selected station.
In the preferred embodiment, there will be six such buttons in a horizontal row.

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When Hillary Clinton was the nominee, she was called "Hillary” by fans, opponents, and media alike. I was told “that's because 'Clinton' means 'Bill' in people's heads," and I didn't entirely agree, but OK.

Now Kamala Harris is the presumptive nominee, and she's "Kamala,” not "Harris.” There is no other President Harris.

Trump isn't "Donald," Biden isn't "Joe,” Obama wasn't "Barrack.” In 2016, it was possible that this wasn't gendered. But I can’t buy that anymore.

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After an hour on hold the useless person that answered said what I thought they'd say: "we verify phone against public records". Uselessly I asked what public records, they could not answer.

I will go through the process online yet again and verify by mail. But I suspect when I go to login (use) the thing the phone number issue will arise again.

What a disaster.

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Breaking: Trump refuses to accept the results of the presidential withdrawal, will continue to campaign against Biden.

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Know what I really like about this whole new Harris for Prez thing?

It's taken Trump out of the spotlight, and will today too. And hopefully for awhile, since she still has to announce her veep pick.

Nice bonus.

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"The cloud is many things, but most of all, it's a trap." Cory Doctorow, @pluralistic

Software As A Service is another way of saying #enshittification -- Data stored in the cloud is data that has yet to be stolen.

pluralistic.net/2024/07/22/deg

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@pteryx @pluralistic

I have co-member on a committee I serve on who's trying to set up the org's digitized "bible" on Google docs—fine so far. Except what happens when Google randomly decides to shut down its "Folders" feature for some arbitrary reason?

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No matter what the issue is and where we are as a society, it seems like the answer for some is always to give rich people more money.

"I know I already ate seventy five sandwiches and some folks here don't have any, but trust me when I say the best path forward for everyone here is to give me more sandwiches.”

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Trump to the press: I will crush you like the bugs you are.

Journalists: Haha there goes Trump again.

Biden: I'm incredibly disappointed in your coverage:

Journalists: How dare you? Resign immediately, you ungrateful pathetic SOB.

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A federal court upholds Mississippi’s Jim Crow-Era lifetime ban on voting for people who have certain felony convictions. Felony disenfranchisement is rooted in white supremacy. And drafters of the state constitution wanted to limit Black political power. boltsmag.org/mississippi-lifet

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