Banned, Censored, Social Media

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Posted by Annie in Twain Harte News on May 19, 2020

I have spent the last few years working on Facebook, neglecting my own work, I’m ashamed to admit. Facebook finally banned me, and I am very glad they did, because otherwise I might never have left.

Facebook Censored

Facebook Censored

I will be spending more time updating my own websites and less time on social media.  It’s going to take getting used to but I think it’s the right thing to do.  I am totally against censorship.  Do you want to know what I did to get banned?

I posted this meme and they took it down, so I posted it again.  Normally, after posting the second time they would leave it be, but not this time.  They removed it again.  So, I put it back up and I was banned from Facebook. All my content, all my uploads and all discussion and posts I’ve made over the last decade to Facebook were removed.

Reich Thing

You Did the Reich Thing

 

They said it violates community standards.  I don’t know about you, but I find this meme harmless and Facebook’s censorship heavy-handed.  Fortunately, I had added my husband as an administrator to all of my groups and pages, something I highly recommend, in case you ever get banned.  We put notices up on all my pages and groups and removed any pictures that I could.

You are not the customer on Facebook. You are the product.  You are how they make money.  Vote with your feet.  We can stop this but it’s going to take a concerted effort.  Apparently, they think they can survive without people that add content.  Let’s show them the truth.  

So, that is why I’m back on my own website and I’ll be posting daily or weekly or whenever there is something to tell you about. What’s on your mind?

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Post Office Delays

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Posted by Annie in Twain Harte News on May 19, 2020

The post office is shorthanded. They’re hiring 500 new workers to meet the demand.  It’s unclear at this time the reasons behind the shortage of workers in distribution, but it’s causing delays.  There are signs posted not to expect mail delivery to your post office box until 2:00 p.m. daily. This will be for every day until further notice.

Twain Harte Post Office

Twain Harte Post Office

The Sportsman Coffee Shop is now seating people inside and they are allowing people to decide for themselves whether to wear masks or not. I’m still trying to figure out, just exactly how does one eat with a mask on?  The chicken fried steak was delicious.  They are still working things out, but stop in and support our local businesses.  They are supposed to have information up on their website, but I couldn’t find any changes yet.

On the way I drove past Twain Harte Lumber and I can’t remember the last time I drove past and saw every single parking space full, but they were.  They offer curbside service as well as inside shopping.  Looked to me like most people were inside shopping.  I’m so glad to see so many people using our local hardware store.

Shop Local!  Shop Often!

Stay safe.

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It was a plant day…

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Posted by Annie in gardening, Twain Harte News on May 3, 2019

I love chives, they are so yummy. Fun to grow too.

Chives!

Today was a plant day! I bought 8 succulents and a lavender plant! I was gifted a raspberry plant, some tomato plants and an oregano plant. Thank you Michael! Can’t wait to get them in the ground.

Still looking for a Wintergreen Plant. I know there is one out there with my name on it.  My raspberry plants came back up from last year, with volunteers. I may actually get some if the deer or chicken don’t get them first. I’m still training my chickens to stay out. Are chickens even trainable?

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