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The sigils were drawn in salt, the candles lit, the blade wetted with, well, if not blood then at least hamburger jus.
A demon appeared at the other end of the table.
"Wherefore hast thou summoned me?"
"Dinner company. Have a seat."
The demon sat. "What?"
"Lockdown. It's lonely."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

“And that’s actually a tactic that the Trump administration has been doing the whole time is to just exhaust people to the point that they’ll accept anything.” truthout.org/audio/what-to-exp

"There is no healing until the sickness is removed."

- Stephen Colbert

From 13 Jan: Google and YouTube ban all political advertising for at least one week - Almost everything happens on the go these days. While some wireless headphones are for sinkin... boingboing.net/2021/01/13/goog

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From 13 Jan: YouTube suspends Trump’s account, disables comments “indefinitely” - YouTube, following in the path of very nearly every other social media platform, is suspending Pr... arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20 -trump

From 13 Jan: NASA spacecraft discovers the universe is less crowded than we thought - This very wide, multiframe panorama was taken in October 2014 at Canyon de Chelly National Monumen... cnet.com/news/nasa-spacecraft-

From 12 Jan: Astronomers just found the oldest supermassive black hole yet - Just 670 million years after the Big Bang, the quasar J0313-1806 was born. It’s the most distant bl... cnet.com/news/astronomers-just

politics 

From 12 Jan: Big ISPs pause donations to 147 Republicans who tried to reverse Biden’s win - Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon say they have suspended political donations to the 147 Republican ... arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20 &t -mobile

From 13 Jan: Decoding the Far-Right Symbols at the Capitol Riot - Continue reading the main storyMilitiamen showed up proudly bearing the emblems of their groups ... nytimes.com/2021/01/13/video/e

Got a spam mail saying only

"I am interested in you."

Almost sent back a link to my FAQ.

PROTIP: Maybe one shouldn't choose slave owners when choosing whom to quote about politics right now.

From 11 Jan: How to Change Your Political Party Affiliation - Photo: Victor Moussa (Shutterstock)Aside from one Republican Senator who’s currently mul... lifehacker.com/how-to-change-y -parties

From 06 Jan: The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam Has Digitized 709,000 Works of Art, Including Famous Works by Rembrandt and Vermeer - Art may seem inessential to those who make the big decisions in times of crisis. But it has never ... openculture.com/2021/01/the-ri

From 31 Dec: The Golden Guide to Hallucinogenic Plants: Discover the 1977 Illustrated Guide Created by Harvard’s Groundbreaking Ethnobotanist Richard Evan Schultes - I mean, the idea that you would give a psychedelic—in this case, magic mushrooms or the chem... openculture.com/2020/12/the-go

From 07 Jan: It’s Time to Find a Therapist - Photo: Photographee.eu (Shutterstock)In a time marked by a 10-month pandemic, a flailing economy, an... lifehacker.com/its-time-to-fin

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From 12 Jan: Sponsors of the Pre-Attack Rally Have Taken Down Their Websites. Don’t Forget Who They Were. - On January 6, thousands of pro-Trump protesters gathered at a rally near the White House to rail ag... motherjones.com/politics/2021/ #2020-elections -trump -right

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From 12 Jan: Your Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn Data Might Have Leaked Last Month - Photo: Nopparat Khokthong (Shutterstock)I hate saying that “this is kind of the norm” ... lifehacker.com/your-facebook-i -breach -media

From 12 Jan: Jordan Klepper Sees It All at The Capitol Insurrection The Daily Social Distancing Show youtube.com/watch?v=YVDJqipooh

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Faith Collapsing is a host set up by me (Steven Saus) with the same sensibility of the BBS I ran back in the 1990s - I set it up for me, but folks I personally know are welcome to join if they like. Left-leaning; fascists will not be happy with my moderation. Incitements to violence or hate speech will get you gone.