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Real talk how the fuck does the economics of the mall of america even come remotely close to working!? There's no way most of these stores make near enough to cover rent right? They're all money laundering or something? What the fuck is going on here!

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Kinda tired of this 18 hour migraine

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PSA: IT'S DANGEROUSLY COLD OUT. :boost_ok: FROSTBITE RISK GUIDE: Show more

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do you ever just sort of forget that sometimes women date men

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MSP Social has implemented the following features that are not in the official Mastodon codebase:

Local-only toots
"Request an invitation" button
Described-image indicator icon
500 character bios
Minnesota-flavored error messages

There's more to do, but honestly I'm impressed we've gotten this much with a non-coder admin.

Thanks to the coders that have contributed code and github-expertise: @ecogeek @divergentdave @iangreenleaf @brandon @renatolond
github.com/lawremipsum/mspsoci

Don't forget to shovel the road outside your house so cars can drive on it.

Top Dog on Robert is some seriously good shit. Hot Dipped Italian Beef isn't just an innuendo: it's delicious.

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If you're interacting with retail/food servce in the next 2 days you're going to ask for things with "please" and accept them with a warm smile and eye contact and a "thank you so much", and you're going to touch/move things at little as possible, and you're going to tip at least 30%

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Hey so did you know my work recently released this really neat tool for finding out quick demographic facts designed for easy use on phones called Abacus?

usa.abacus.ipums.org/

What % of people lacked health insurance in Illinois in 2017? Tap: Variables, Health Insurance, Back, Place, Illinois, Back, Time, 2017. Done.

How does that lack of coverage shake out if you only look at non-citizens? Tap: Subpopulation, Citizenship, check the boxes for non-citizen statuses. Done!

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*goes up to a polyamorous triad* so which one of you unspools the thread of fate, which one measures it, and which one cuts it?

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youve heard of catgirls
youve heard of catboys

now get ready for:
nyanbinary people

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"This fund exists to fight health disparities experienced by LGBTQ people with an understanding that trans and other gender expansive people, youth, people of color, immigrants, people living with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness face some of the largest health and financial disparities. The goal of the fund is to help patients get their health care costs reduced or covered at the clinic."

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My grandfather died over two years ago; he sent letters to all his grandkids before he died. In mine he took time to do two things: tell me he didn't "agree with my lifestyle" and also thank me for teaching him Excel.

He left me some cash that I'm gonna use to fund a program to help trans people access medical care at one of the clinics in town here that does fiercely good work.

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honestly though, mastodon instances are run and moderated by real people who care about the network, to the point of often paying their own money out-of-pocket to run their instances.

the *one* time i've had to report a post, my instance admin messaged me directly to let me know the action taken about it.

don't be shy to report. it works here. the rules aren't there just to keep things advertiser-friendly.

welcome to mastodon. don't be a dick. hug your local mods/admins.

Hey is Mohit Bhoite on this instance?

Full flag wrap with GAAAAAAAY written down the whole length of the train

This seems way better than constant HEALTH INSURANCE: SO YOU DON'T DIE QUICKLY ads

Maybe each of the trains is wrapped with the colors of different queer flags and they all say CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE

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MSP Social.net

A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region.

An alternative to social networks that connected people in the region that have either died away or driven people off with unethical or anti-social policies.

MSP Social is a noncommercial community service, hosted and administered by @lawremipsum. Users should not feel obligated to contribute financially to the project. But contributions to defray server costs and/or for possible future expansion are welcome at Patreon, Liberapay or via PayPal to lawremipsum at gmail.

We financially support local community-oriented organizations. Currently, we support WedgeLive, Streets MN, Grease Rag and The MN Tool Library. Future support of community-oriented organizations will be determined by accountholders, donors and the admin, and is likely to be focused on groups that advance the values of the donors and encourage underrepresented voices in community and urban planning spheres.

Recurring contributors: @hfrazey, @brennen@mastodon.social, @Jennybellium, @densetsu, @iangreenleaf, @britvulcan, @joeld, @yeahno, @paulference, @billmk, @brandon, @benjotron, @june @wafflesoup and anonymous.

If you're a current Twitter user, here is a tool that can help Twitter friends find each other on Mastodon.