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  • OMG lol my wife is a grade school lunch lady and she has told me the funny things kids say and this is like a list of it all. I shared it with her so it might become a new sign for them haahah

  • Recognizing when you're living in your best years
  • The Lakota were the badasses that forced the US Army to surrender. The Dakota areas would be a much different place if they had the numbers to stop people from using the Oregon Trail.

    So the Klingons using that phrase has always been a lovely thing

  • Recognizing when you're living in your best years
  • My ancestors had a phrase that has become the popularized saying "today is a good day to die"

    Hokahey

    Crazyhorse being the badass he was, would yell it when charging into battle.

    It's not really meant as "time to die" but more of I am ready! I am brave. I am strong. I love my family and they love me. If today is the day, so be it. I am ready for judgement!

    This dad is practicing what it means.

  • Homeowner finds huge abandoned model railway in back garden
  • As a person who is the current custodian of a 1912 Tudor Revival that's on the National Registry, I feel you. Our house is almost exactly as it was in 1912

    The daughter of the guy who had it built lived there alone for almost all her life.

    The history of old houses is something I do love

  • Homeowner finds huge abandoned model railway in back garden
  • My nephew is into elevators. Dude is 8 and will not say much but get him talking about elevators and he's a chatter box. He likes anything mechanical so he'd probably be down with a mini steam powered train in the back yard!

  • I this a firm and polite way to tell an opinionated coworker to stop pushing his agenda I don't care about?
  • I have a very similar problem but in my case the coworker is my boss. I have basically had to tell him he is wrong and that nothing he is going to say to me is going to change my mind and that I want no more of that conversation, I then change it to something work related. Sadly this has become the new normal. Thankfully my boss is expected to retire in December so I just need to wait it out.

    My coworkers tell me that I am the hero of the group for shutting the boss down in such a loud and aggressive way. But its so exhausting.

  • Jimmy Carter: Grandson says former president is ‘coming to the end’
  • The fact that I provided you the information, spelled out and you continue to spout idiotic nonsense is just amazing.

    First thing

    The Indonesian invasion of East Timor, known in Indonesia as Operation Lotus began on 7 December 1975

    James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician and humanitarian who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981.

    Facts.

    The Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor documented a minimum estimate of 102,000 conflict-related deaths in East Timor throughout the entire period from 1974 to 1999, including 18,600 violent killings and 84,200 deaths from disease and starvation; Indonesian forces and their auxiliaries combined were responsible for 70% of the killings.

    During the first months of the occupation, the Indonesian military faced heavy insurgency resistance in the mountainous interior of the island, but from 1977 to 1978, the military procured new advanced weaponry from the United States, and other countries, to destroy Fretilin's framework.

    In an interview on 5 April 1977 with the Sydney Morning Herald, Indonesian Foreign Minister Adam Malik said the number of dead was "50,000 people or perhaps 80,000".

    The UN's Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor (CAVR) estimated the number of deaths during the occupation from famine and violence to be between 90,800 and 202,600 including between 17,600 and 19,600 violent deaths or disappearances, out of a 1999 population of approximately 823,386.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_invasion_of_East_Timor#US_involvement

    For US President Gerald Ford and his administration, East Timor was a place of little significance, overshadowed by US–Indonesian relations. The fall of Saigon in mid-1975 had been a devastating setback for the United States, leaving Indonesia as the most important ally in the region. Ford consequently reasoned that the US national interest had to be on the side of Indonesia.[84] As Ford later stated: "in the scope of things, Indonesia wasn't too much on my radar", and "We needed allies after Vietnam".

    Let's not forget Harry Kissinger

    As early as December 1974—a year before the invasion—the Indonesian defense attaché in Washington sounded out US views about an Indonesian takeover of East Timor.[86] The Americans were tight-lipped, and in March 1975 Secretary of State Henry Kissinger approved a "policy of silence" vis-à-vis Indonesia, a policy that had been recommended by the Ambassador to Indonesia, David Newsom.[87] The administration worried about the potential impact on US–Indonesian relations in the event that a forced incorporation of East Timor was met with a major Congressional reaction.[87] On 8 October 1975, Assistant Secretary of State Philip Habib told meeting participants that "It looks like the Indonesians have begun the attack on Timor." Kissinger's response to Habib was, "I'm assuming you're really going to keep your mouth shut on this subject."[

    So let's go back to the original argument here. That Carter sold a bunch of weapons and caused all the deaths.

    Clearly that's not what happened.

  • What is your favorite places to visit in Scotland?

    My wife and I are looking to have a vacation in Scotland and we're trying to figure out what we should plan. We are American but don't care for tourists traveling. I love to feel a more realistic local experience. My favorite memories of our Ireland trip are small town pubs and rural scenic places. The museums like the one in Trinity College was good too. I enjoyed walking the backstreets of Dublin and finding the Stags Head pub.

    Thank you for any advice.

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    SDF federation with lemmy.world is borked

    Anyone else notice that lemmy.world federation seems to be broken? All my communities with them (and probably more instances) appear to be devoid of activity.

    :(

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    Going to visit the world wide web today!

    Where I work, there's a computer museum. I was going through some boxes and found this. The real jem here is the 16bit version.

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    ♥️Virgil ♥️

    Bravo on those headers my good man!

    Let's get all the hardware for the farewell tour!

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    When the server breaks, who do we contact?

    It seems that the server was broken for more then 24 hours and I wasn't sure who to contact. So, who do we ask to reboot or fix the instance if its down?

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    Posts don't appear to propagate to other instances

    So I'm noticing that I don't seem to get any engagement when I'm posting replies to posts generated on other instances. Just now I thought I'd go directly to a thread on lemmy.world to see if my comment was showing there but it isn't. Other non lemmy.world users are showing up.

    Does anybody else notice this or is it just me?

    Example: https://lemmy.sdf.org/comment/6595136 My comment

    https://sh.itjust.works/comment/6752604 Who I replied to

    https://lemmy.world/comment/6161325 Where the thread originally was posted

    Edit: the issue appears to have resolved

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    The Go-Go's - We Got The Beat
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    An alternative privacy-friendly YouTube frontend which is efficient by design.

    Piped

    The first Go-Go's album is such a great jam.

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    Tacocat - "Dana Katherine Scully"
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    Tacocat kick ass!

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    Mo Mo Salah, Mo Salah, Mo Salah…

    🎶Mo Salah, Mo Salah, Mo Salah… running down the wing! Salah, la, la, la, laaaaa… the Egyptian King!🎶

    ♥️

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