Well, this is a shocker (*)
(* Narrator voice: It was not a shocker at all).
This morning's air quality 🤢
Visibility seems to be about a block now. :|
"So," said the technician, "what seems to be the problem?"
"My batteries are drained much faster than normal."
"Ah. That's common these days."
"Is it a virus?"
"Input overload. Too much news to process."
"But I can't stop caring!"
"No. But care for yourself and limit your input."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
I should be clear about two things:
1. The photo is real but not mine, and I was unable to track down the photographer.
2. The real context is unknown to me. What I wrote was from my wildfire worried, fevered imagination.
It was on the front page of the Guardian at some point.
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pdxpol / 🎉
The bans passed! Facial recognition use by city bureaus and private use in public spaces (any place the ADA applies) will be banned in Portland once they go into affect.
This is the strongest legislation of it's kind in the country and possibly the world!
uspol, oregon pol (hoh-lee poop)
'One such speaker went on invoke conspiracy theories. He accused elected officials of pushing a “pedophilia agenda” and suggested that Democratic leaders “be shot dead in the street.” Video showed the line was met with applause.'
"Video showed the line was met with applause."
I don't think this is going to stop after the upcoming election regardless of outcome. And I'm using "outcome" very broadly here.
Wildfire false alarm
My wife's cell phone just received an emergency alert containing orders for immediate evacuation for counties to the south of us due to wildfires. We're not in the affected area, but now I'm all on edge and trying to figure out just how close any wildfires might be. And thinking about all the people fleeing their homes... :(
Info on protecting yourselves from wildfire smoke: https://wasmoke.blogspot.com/2020/09/protect-yourself-from-wildfire-smoke.html
Many of the things you can do are completely free! Please do them. In the middle of a pandemic is the worst time to also have your lungs in harm's way from other causes.
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