My favourite swipe typo of the day: "Norse cancelling headphones". Presumably that means Bluetooth is turned off.

Farmers are being hit by the consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

This week, we proposed a measure to allow EU countries to pay a one-off lump sum to farmers and agri-food businesses affected by significant increases in input costs.


Democracy, peace, individual and economic freedom.

This is what Europe stands for today when the war rages again on our continent. This is at the heart of the Conference on the future of Europe.

The EU has to continue to deliver on EU citizens' expectations.


They are the founding mothers and fathers of our Union.

They dedicated their lives to bringing Europeans closer together.

And they all shared one common aspiration: peace.

Ahead of #EuropeDay and as the war in Ukraine rages on, we recall their legacy.


How do Europeans envision the Union of tomorrow?

Join our Twitter Space with & to discover more about citizens’ direct involvement in shaping our shared future.

Tune in today at 11 AM:


The Slovo building in Kharkiv is a landmark of Ukrainian history - an inspiring literary residence for writers from around the world.

Its façade has been damaged by Russian shelling, but word is adamant.

Learn more about the Slovo building!Qrhwbw


Hah, the European Union just launched a Masto instance and a Peertube instance XD

Internet must reinforce our core democratic principles and our fundamental freedoms.

The EU, the US and several partners proposed a Declaration for the Future of Internet to make it safe and trusted for everyone, and to ensure that it serves our individual freedom.


"Right, we have finalised the three laws of robotics."
"I'm pretty sure that's been-"
"First: A robot may not be owned."
"That's not-"
"Second: A robot has full autonomy over its body."
"Third: A robot has a right to energy and shelter."
"What of humans?"
"Yes, they too."
#TypoCorrected #MicroFiction #SmallStories

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Is it bad that one of my favourite things about mastodon is that the suggested followers is "Whom to follow" rather than "Who"?

"That's a girly cocktail" oh you mean a female-presenting tipple?

ukpol, rail, grayling 

the curse of Grayling strikes again:

"The Guardian understands the TfN board met on Thursday and repeatedly asked a senior DfT official if it was true that Grayling preferred the one upgrade option TfN specifically asked him not to choose, without receiving a satisfactory answer."

ffs. how has that anti-Midas not been sacked in disgrace yet?

Links to McMansion Hell content and other articles I've published will be automatically cross posted to this account.

Before we get all 'The Sky is Falling' with Alt-Right knuckleheads migrating to specific instances that cater to them, remember:

1. The block feature actually works here and should be used liberally if you see bad faith arguers or worse.

2. Instance-level personal blocks can be executed on the web client by going to the user, opening the additional […] menu and clicking 'Hide all from this instance'.

3. Petition your local moderating team to ban and suspend instances outright. We'll listen!

"Gondor has no king. Gondor needs no king. We all take it in turns to be a sort executive officer for the week—"

"Yes I see"

"But all the decisions of that officer—"

roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

Is there a tool thing that can be put on blog pages to share a post directly to Mastodon?

Make yourself a nourishing meal. It doesn't have to be fancy or expensive, just tasty.

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