Last time I went through an airport (to/from Poland) I got complimented on my tattoos and waved through without stopping. That has never happened in the USA and I doubt it will happen this time – heading USA way tomorrow.
When I had my leg done Neil covered it in saniderm that was relatively thick. Good stuff though – it stuck for days, itching was reduced and the tattoo looks great.
The left arm though he used saniderm again but this stuff was super thin, like onion skin. I can’t even feel the edge where it stops. That was Thursday, it’s Sunday and it’s still stuck perfectly. I plan on removing it maybe this Thursday.
Switched the initial nostril hoop things for Ti rings. Why wait for it to heal then stretch when I can expand it now and let it heal for the one time?
The meetup.com group I started is ticking over nicely. We don’t just talk about how we got to pass the entry requirements but it’s good when talking and a memory is triggered that everyone else knows why you suddenly went silent, or turned to stare out of the window. Everyone who has come along has been really cool.
Wanting to make a fairly significant life change but – like all of us – a money thing gets in the way. Not sure if it’s solvable.
My HOSTS file remains good – a solid week of blocking all things facebook, instagram and twitter. Will be adding a chunk of google domains to it soon.
New US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – who earlier this month travelled secretly to Pyongyang to meet Mr Kim – said his impression was that Mr Kim was serious about reaching a deal.
“The economic pressure put in place by this global effort that President Trump has led has led him to believe that it’s in his best interest to come to the table and talk about denuclearisation,” he said, speaking at a Nato meeting in Brussels.
The VERY last line of that Trump-sucking post?
“Chinese researchers have indicated that North Korea’s nuclear test site may be unusable after a rock collapse.”
We are seeing the fourth straight year of really explosive growth on the part of anti-government patriot groups and militias,” Mark Potok, senior fellow at the SPLC, told Mother Jones. “That’s 913 percent in growth. We’ve never seen that kind of growth in any group we cover.”
I wonder if they care about why this has happened? Probably not.
If I am told that I need a cavity search before boarding a plane then I will not board that plane. I wouldn’t care who is paying, what hassle it would cause, it just wouldn’t happen. “No thanks, I’ve decided not to go”.
Edit: I just realised something. If I have to change airlines at any point in the USA on a flight to or from something Automattic related (because there is no other reason I would ever go there), then I’ll be totally … fucked. If they won’t let me fly on without a search then they would hardly let me fly back. I’d have no knowledge of what ‘rights’ an alien would have (because I’d surely be classed as one), no idea of who to phone. Looks like from now the only advice to anyone must be to fly direct, non-stop. How can you advise otherwise?
Once the new https://mega.co.nz service has a client or two so that backups can be automated I’ll be buying a Pro level membership. Do I need 500gb of storage? No. But it’ll be a way of helping with others to say Fuck You to the US administration and it’s belief that the internet belongs to it.