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Just, you know, for keeping track... (as of 2021)

I've got three grandchildren:

Eliza - 10 years old
Esmé - 8 years old
Rupert - 6 years old

And four great-nieces:

Jessica - 13 years old
Annabel - 10 years old
Elena - 7 years old
Madison - 3 years old

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My rules regarding on :

I have never, and will never post photos of any children on any form of social media, with one obvious exception!

See my avatar? That's me when I was much younger, and had slightly more hair.

That image, of _me_, is the only exception to my rules!

So when I talk about my grandchildren and great-nieces you're just going to have to use your imagination since no pictures, of them, will be forthcoming!:*

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Begpost, Boosts + 

Okay the plumbers have been here!! apparently we have concrete pipes and tree roots have broken through those pipes

we will have to pay them more to come back but as of right now, we need $350 for this

so in total, we need $580 to cover our storage container and to cover what we had to pay to to the plumber from our savings

please help us if you can, we really need to get our storage container by the end of the month or we will lose everything

paypal: paypal.me/muttmusk

cashapp: $SCoyote

venmo: SCoyote

#mutualaid #MutualAidRequest

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top surgery gfm, donation request +++ 

hey friends ive decided to finally peruse top surgery but i need some help :blobheartraccoon:

surgery itself costs $10,412.75 & isn't covered by insurance, on top of the cost of care & a place to stay the week post-op. if you're able to donate just a little it would mean the world to me <3

ik not everyone has money to spare & that’s okay! your safety should always come first! but pls boost so it can get in front of folks who can 💗

gofundme.com/f/help-jude-get-s

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asking for money help, boosts needed :boost_ok: 

hello!

i need $60 for groceries and $80 for medical weed ($140 total)

i didn't get the 2nd and 3rd stimulus checks because my abusive parents claimed me as a dependent to steal them. i tried doing my taxes but that got rejected, so i need to call the IRS when i have the energy and stamina

i've been trying to do freelance video editing and/or find a job as a video editor, i can't work anywhere facing the public because i have asthma and catching covid is a major health risk for me

paypal: paypal.me/v33b33

cashapp: cash.app/$vantablack420

venmo: venmo.com/vantablack420

thank you so much for saving my life multiple times and continuing to keep me alive, fediverse!!! :black_sparkles: :blacker_heart:

#MutualAid #TransCrowdFund

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The researchers found that articles downloaded from Sci-Hub were cited 1.72 times more frequently on average. Sci-Hub directly helps researchers popularize their work, while traditional journals harm the authors by creating barriers.

psypost.org/2021/07/the-sci-hu

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we only need $230 now to pay for our storage container!!
our plumber is coming sometime today so I will make a new post with the official amount of money needed afterwards

please consider commissioning me or dropping a few dollars any of these places to help out:

paypal: paypal.me/muttmusk
cashapp: $SCoyote
venmo: SCoyote

Qyv (;*;) boosted

If you watch your movies and shows with subtitles, what color do you put them in?

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I am opening up approvals-based registrations for Ten Forward to make it easier for people to get on this instance.

If you wish to join, please fill out the "why do you want to join?" with a description of who you are, thank you.

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Was struck with a bit of a curiosity, so: are you familiar with web forums - online communities where people can post messages in threads and catch up on the messages that were posted since they last checked - and how old are you? :boost_requested:

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She spent today with (her uncle) Iain, continuing and so we are bereft of the ever-curious, energy-filled, little chatterbox (;*

The silence is wonderful q;*

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Elena can now use the brakes, though it did take damaging the front reflector to get her to realise that she needed to learn to stretch her fingers that little bit more to reach them (;*

In a hiatus from bike riding we took another walk in North Country Park, and discovered what we think is to be a maze, and also a Reedbed Nature Reserve that is only open three days of the week, closed on the day.

Elena definitely wants to take a look when it's next open.

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Hello everyone I am new to the tildeverse. I hope to speak with others.

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serious poll, boost for visibility:

It's clear Eugen doesn't care about communities or the people who occupy them; he only cares about blind growth and becoming a twitter clone while expecting everyone else to run his nodes.

Defederating from his instances and blacklisting any new ones he spins up might be the only way to keep the garbage creep under control.

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My first 1 in oz simply quit one day. My next gave 2 mos notice of closing up shop (which was very nice of alex). 3rd simply disappeared. This last is just borked often for days. The is not a complaint, but merely an explanation of why I've been seemingly flitting about so often! I'm really not that flighty.
Anyhow, I'm a bit bummed that I can't even export those whom I follow just now at all. However, I'll have physical access to a fairly recent backup when I get home in a few days time. 2/2

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I have enjoyed my home timeline at tilde.zone for about 5 minutes in total in the past week. Sometimes I can see notifications and sometimes not. I tried to blame fedilab, but the web interface is the same: internal db error.
In desperation I have set up an account at the main instance. This will be my fifth :-( I really should just do it myself going forward. I feel bad using the main instance, b/c it is kind of antithetical to the goals of the fediverse. 1/2

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Urgent! TW: assault and trans misogyny

PLEASE AMPLIFY THIS❗❗❗

Kit has been attacked by her roommate, misgendered, and is currently in prison because of wrongful charges filed by her roommate. Bail amd immediate housing are vital for her, as her… More safety is as risk. Please contribute and amplify as much as possible!
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We're trying to raise at least 150 for bail funds.

0/150+

Anything you can send would be extremely helpful.

Cash app: $yesinia1

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COVID, media, gripe about how the pandemic was handled 

To give you an idea about how bad this all is:

The United States population is poised to decline for the first time in recent history from deaths caused by COVID.

You can't tell me that isn't going to change everything.

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COVID, media, gripe about how the pandemic was handled 

Everyone sat around assuming things wouldn't change much, that it would blow over and it would be normal.

There is no "normal" anymore. What you thought was normal is never going to be again.

I can't predict the future, but I know this event has and will change everything to a dramatic extent and the world (and millions of people affected by long COVID) will never be the same.

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COVID, media, gripe about how the pandemic was handled 

Everyone thought the vaccine was a magic bullet. That this would end the pandemic and it would all blow over. That it would be right as rain in no time at all.

Everyone forgot anti-vaxxers existed.

Nobody was told the Coronavirus mutates rapidly. Nobody was told that the virulence was only likely to increase as the virus evolves. Nobody was told we would have to get a vaccine every 9 months because of the way the variants work. Nobody was told the economy's disruption is likely to be major and possibly last a decade or more. Nobody was told we would lose a huge portion of our workforce to permanent disability or death from Long COVID.

And we kept being told only that lockdown was harming us all, mentally and physically, and it would destroy our economy if it continued.

These things were known early on, and the public was told, but the media refused to report anything but cheery optimism because anything else would be bad for stonks.

And now here we are, and we are going to have year 3 of the pandemic.

And now we're finding all these things out like it's a surprise, and yet it was always there, in our faces, and we sat around magically thinking none of the bad things would come to pass.

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Meta / Thank you / Fediverse 

About a year and a half I discovered Fediverse by accident and was lucky enough to get an invitation to chaos.social

Since then I have been happy enough to meet a lot of great people and immediately felt like home

You all make me feel like I can grow and access a lot of things again, which were buried inside me

Music, games, streaming, maker things and so much more e.g. talking about mental health

I just want to take this opportunity to say "thank you"

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