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Things I learnt today: During WW1, MI5 used Girl Guides to send secret messages. They used Girl Guides because they quickly found that Boy Scouts couldn’t be trusted and were’t efficient enough.

At the start of the war Boy Scouts were also used. But it quickly became clear that Girl Guides were more efficient because they were less boisterous and talkative.

the boy scouts were too gossipy, so they used girl guides as spies instead this is probably the best day of my life



Remember that time we all stayed up watching streaming coverage of Wendy’s filibuster and witnessed the outrage that was the Republicans editing the fucking timestamps even though THOUSANDS were watching? So many people got involved that night and it was amazing to see.

Now, all of you who mobilized that night, we need you again. This is important. People aren’t paying much attention to the midterm elections and and they really should be.

If you’re in Texas, go vote. If you have friends in Texas, encourage them to vote. Reblog, share on twitter and Facebook, do whatever you can to spread the word. Don’t let people forget or ignore this. There’s so much at stake.

Go vote.

Signal boost! I’m not from Texas but maybe some of my followers are or know people who are. Spread the word!


Ello violates something I say a lot, which, I alluded to briefly at the end of my last post — if you are building the future your team has to be more diverse than the starship Enterprise was fifty years ago. Bare minimum. This is another social network built by a team of cisgender white dudes. These crowds aren’t homogenous because people are nice. It is because they have, in the subtlest ways, filtered others out.

- Joanne Mcneil

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