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How many barns would a barn swallow swallow, if a barn swallow could swallow barns?

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So, something I heard recently on my local NPR station on borrowing ebooks vs. hardcover from your local library:
Apparently, the library pays ~$15 for a hardcover book, but ~$150 for the ebook - and the ebook is a LIMITED LICENSE for, say, 52 loans of that book. After which they have to pay ANOTHER $150 for the book, AGAIN.

The takeaway here: If you can get the hardcopy from the library instead of borrowing an ebook, please do so. The impact on their budget will be SIGNIFICANT.

Here's a related, but older, reference:
npr.org/2022/08/18/1118289764/

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Bathrooms should be fully enclosed, lockable, individual rooms, with sinks and sanitary bins in every room. Everything less than that is a loss of dignity, and "only people of your own approximate gender presentation can see or hear you" is not a meaningful mitigation. We all deserve real privacy in the bathroom.

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Just a note for those who are angry with NIH for not being forceful about masking, vax, distancing, air purification, etc. for COVID-19

Here is one of many events that underline why NIH is in self-preservation mode.

At 10:30, a healthcare worker at NIH opened a letter, and as they did so, fine white powder billowed out. The office had to be shut down, workers in full HAZMAT suits got the worker to place the envelope and letter into a HAZMAT bag, strip down completely, and be sprayed down

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Omg when you’re sick ask friends to send memes, it helps! 🥰😂

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Naomi Klein on The Zone of Interest: the speech, the lies, most of all, Glazer's harrowing warning about how genocide can become "ambient."

As Klein says, this is what feels most contemporary, most of this terrible moment, about Glazer’s staggering film.#Gaza #ZoneOfInterest

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

uspol & anti-vax in asia 

What?! This is both unspeakably evil and extremely stupid. reuters.com/investigates/speci

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ARNHEM-NIJMEGEN BIJ1 ZOEKT JOU VOOR HET BESTUUR!

Het politieke geluid van BIJ1 wordt erg gemist. En wij willen keihard werken om dit geluid ook de komende jaren te doen klinken in Arnhem en Nijmegen. Nu meer dan ooit.

Maar we kunnen dit niet alleen. Als er ooit een moment is om actief te worden, dan is het nu! Wij zoeken mensen om samen met ons vorm te geven aan onze lokale afdeling op weg naar de komende gemeenteraadsverkiezingen en daarna. Op onze ALV eind Augustus zullen nieuwe bestuursleden worden verkozen. Wie helpt ons om de koers voor onze afdeling te bepalen. Wie helpt ons om de voet tussen de deur te houden van de lokale politiek?

Ben jij diegene? Mail ons: arnhem-nijmegen@bij1.org

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ACTION ALERT: Contact Governor Kathy Hochul & say that you are against banning masks in NY, & she should issue a statement retracting her comments on CNN supporting a mask ban.

Call: 518-474-8390 (press 1 to leave a message, press 2 to speak to a person)

Write: governor.ny.gov/content/govern

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One of my big use cases for Google Maps is finding nearby restaurants/bars/etc which are:
- Open now
- Decently rated

Is there anything similar for @openstreetmap ? Bonus points if it remembers my filters (gmaps always resets 'open now')

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The hate in your state. Find your state and see the hate groups in it. The Southern Poverty Law Center tracked a total of 1430 hate groups in the U.S. in 2023. You can also download at least 25 pages that show each and every one of the 1430 hate groups.

tinyurl.com/48n68pts #usa

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