One of the other alternatives to Twitter is Mastodon. It had been suggested that joining mastodon.social was the best server to subscribe to. I didn’t have an account so I hit ‘create account’ on the Mastodon website and a dialogue box came up saying that creating an account on mastodon.social was not possible. So, I was forced to hit ‘find another server’. This takes you to another page, and you hit ‘servers’ and it takes you to a list of many servers, most of which are not in English.
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Tribel1 is an alternative to Twitter and, to see what it was like, I joined up.
Billionaire Elon Musk has bought Twitter, and has sacked numerous people, including the board of directors and has named himself CEO. Musk stated “The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence.
Nancy Pelosi is the speaker of the US House of Representatives, and her 82-year-old husband was badly beaten by a Trump supporter who had broken into their home in San Francisco, searching for her, presumably to kill her1. Where did this come from? The Republicans would have you believe the lie that it was because the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump. Of course, there is no evidence for this.
Much has been made of the Starlink satellite internet system operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. It consists of a constellation of some 3,000 small satellites in low earth orbit, and use of it has been granted to Ukraine in its war against the Russian invasion, after Ukrainian internet services had been largely destroyed during the invasion.
Rob Scott is supposedly a journalist and states he is the “Federal political reporter for Seven News in Canberra/ These opinions are my own and do not reflect those of my employer.”1
This clearly exceptionally limited ‘journalist’ tweeted the following: “Trial of Brittany Higgins has been aborted due to misconduct by a juror. They brought research material into the jury room contrary to orders from the judge. New trial listed for 20 Feb 2023.”
When the appalling violence against women and children by their partners or ex-partners is raised on the media, the vacuous little RWNJs who feel affronted by the fact that it is almost universally men who commit these crimes, come out and say that it is ‘not all men’ who commit such crimes. While this is stating the bloody obvious, it seems to be designed to deflect blame from them as a group, so they can avoid taking this travesty seriously1.
I read something about hives a couple of days ago and it reminded me of a kid who lived next door to me when I was a kid. When he was in primary school he often seemed to have hives. At that time, you heard about hives on occasion but didn’t know much about them apart from the fact that some kids got them intermittently for no apparent reason. It was only much later when I found that they are clinically termed urticaria1.
Andrew Thorburn was appointed CEO of AFL Essendon Football Club and his tenure lasted about 24 hours before he was forced out by the board. Thorburn was appointed to the task force to find a new coach for the team and a new CEO for the club. This task force appointed Thorburn as the new Essendon CEO1.
I have just finished my fifth week (three days per week) of rehabilitation, six weeks after my hip replacement surgery. While I always intended to do it, I was unconvinced how useful it would be. I couldn’t have been more wrong. They make you push yourself and that pushing is what brings results, as seems obvious in retrospect.