@scooterbird It's a part of sdf.org, which has been around for a very long time. I *think* it may have been called Freenet back in the early 2000's.
I enjoy it for the live chat that happens when you ssh in Or use IRC during the live shows. You interact with other listeners and the DJ who reacts on air to what he reads ppl posting. It's great fun.
Remote shell accounts are free and comewith ssh, website, email and gopher space.

‘Dictatorships often start in the face of a threat’: UN privacy chief warns against long-lasting theft of freedoms amid coronavirus surveillance independent.co.uk/news/world/c

@angristan Nous semblons n'avoir que deux sujets sur Trending Now: et ...ils semblent être là de façon permanente. Est-ce que ça va changer bientôt?

I've reopened my long-dormant blog as a repository for information about the current public health crisis. It is called The Hidden Message. hiddenmessage.wordpress.com/20

(You can read the older articles that I listed there, too.)

covid -- longevity in environment 

Part of the problem in explaining the U.S. to others is we often do not act as a unified nation. "States" is a real part of our identity.

Maryland is on Day 6 of our virus measures. Schools, restaurants, all are closed. Rent collection, evictions, and utility turn-off is suspended. Children can receive free meals and snacks from designated distribution points.

West Virginia's Governor yesterday encouraged everyone in his state to go to Bob Evans, a restaurant chain.

I feel as if an hour of my life has been taken from me...

Right-wing billionaire buys Twitter, attempts to oust current leader.

This is why you don't look to corporations to defend your civil rights.


The "Democratic" Party in the U.S. is ready to throw out the initial election results and nominate people who are not now candidates (and in fact have said they were not interested in running for President) to stand against Donald Trump in November.

Which explains a bit about why Trump is currently our President.


An apt and true reply was given to Alexander the Great by a pirate who had been seized. For when that king had asked the man what he meant by keeping hostile possession of the sea, he answered with bold pride, “What thou meanest by seizing the whole earth; but because I do it with a petty ship, I am called a robber, whilst thou who dost it with a great fleet art styled emperor.” [Augustine of Hippo]

Ideally, we in the U.S. will need to think about creating Committees of Correspondence in the coming days. This would be one of the places to create them...

Was at a fundraiser last night when I saw someone out of the corner of my eye who I thought I recognized, so I went over to say hello. Turned out to be the guy who publicly declared me to be a Nazi and got me censured by the state Green Party.

So I said hello anyway. Shook his hand.

I got up later to sing karaoke and have a good time. He was so uncomfortable he ended up leaving early.

Funny. Sometimes, just being a good guy can be all the revenge necessary.

My friend Diane claims to have discovered the reason Donald Trump was elected President.

She notes that sales of Corona beer have tended downward since the spread of the coronavirus.

Let's say it's possible that these two things have a common cause.

The similarity between Trump supporters and centrist Democrats: neither is really concentrating at all on actual policy or governance - it's all perception and "feels".

For MAGA muppets, they don't care Trump is a corrupt liar; they just want "payback" for nebulous wrongs done to them.

For DNC Hillbots, they'll rig the primaries/convention and deny health care/min wage to all b/c of "Bernie Bros" and their never-defined "rudeness" or "sexism" or other identity-based violation.

Britain secretly funded Reuters news agency in the 1960s and '70s at the behest of an anti-Soviet propaganda unit aje.io/gdbdh
#aljazeera #news

Apparently the instance here is undergoing some sort of technical issue, so I'm not sure my toots are being seen. Feel free to respond with signal check. I'll give it a bit of time to be sorted out before shopping elsewhere, if that is necessary.

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