Naples FL is working on it but in a smart way so far. I’m in the rural (read “suburbs but with big fat lots”) part which is resistant to fast development yet they have an intelligent 2030 plan set in place a few years ago during the real estate boom (remember that?) They’re trying not to become “another Miami” but we’ll see. I’m fine with it though. It’s not my perfect place to live – the politics here are almost all wrong – yet I do like Florida’s transparency and ease at starting many businesses.

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It’s related to critical race theory and it’s broad but specific. White-as-unspoken-default (this crosses political lines and shows up in different ways depending on politics but it has the same root) with the paradox of the unspoken whiteness being preferred. It’s similar to “Why don’t you just be normal?” Break down the components of “normal” and it starts to show up.

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My mother posted something interesting to my local area group (Golden Gate Estates, where OJ Simpson is apparently moving to). Nowadays a lot of people assume survivalists are right wingers with stockpiles of guns with me-and-my-bible-in-hand, but it’s easy to forget they come in leftist and/or liberal forms too. Say hello to my mother’s mind.. and a hint of where I came from. http://www.skilledsurvival.com/eating-pine-how-to-eat-a-pine-tree/

My mother posted something
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Oh I’ve thought about it. I know how to do it. I used to pirate all my software, even before P2P and it was multipart downloads on obscure BBS, Usenet groups… and of course afterward when it got super easy. [I leeched for a while, then started contributing]… But I dunno: I think it’s the challenge of it for me, working around it. I like Paint NET. I recommend it freely to people who are just starting out their editing adventures. I’ve learned lots of great plugins that do things that people like to do.

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