I attempted to sign up for “Twitter Blue” today but saw that that feature is only currently available to people with iPhones. I suppose that people with iPhones would have to pay for an entire year’s subscription to Twitter Blue and not on a monthly basis because those who have iPhones are assumed to have hundreds more dollars worth of “disposable income” per year than those who do not have iPhones. I only have an iPhone, a Kubuntu laptop, and a Windows 10 laptop as personal computing devices.
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I got the idea (which I do not consider to be a very high priority for me at this time) to gather enough sand bags to build myself a small fortress which will not easily blow down in the wind and which will provide me a degree more privacy and shelter from the elements. In all honesty, anything more than I currently have seems excessive. I do not want to have to hoard and lug around a bunch more equipment than I need. I am basically living on a picnic blanket and out of a backpack. During rain I hang out in underground parking garages and other indoor spaces. I decided to leave the tent at home because tents tend to leak when it rains and they are very flimsy and billow in the wind.
#urbancamping #minimalism #backpacking
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I noticed that I have not seen any wild turkeys in the area I have been camping at since yesterday (I was about to write a diatribe about how I thought humans were deliberately abducting and/or slaughtering those turkeys because I referred to them as my friends in a Twitter reply whose screenshot I included in Karbytes Journal 2022 Entry # 387, but I heard a turkey making rhythmic squeaks from behind the nearest oak tree and I walked over to the edge of the plateau to see one turkey still standing. I will assume (for now) that humans are not deliberately interfering with those turkeys’ lives).
Besides turkeys, large flocks of loud honking geese often fly past the plateau I am at and land on the sprawling grass lawns. There are also crows, red tail hawks, sparrows, vultures, and, at night, owls. At a slightly lower elevation within a 100 meters of where I am sitting are places where wild rabbits and ground squirrels gather. I heard coyotes howling a few nights ago but have not seen any yet. I have heard and seen gray foxes in this area (i.e. Dublin/Pleasanton, California).
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Three male turkeys walked up to the plateau and are the most vocal turkeys I have every observed. One of them keeps making a demanding sound (as if to say, “Hey! Look at me? Wanna dance?”) while trying to make one of those turkeys in particular challenge it to some kind of dominance battle. The other turkey occasionally responded short two-syllable vocalizations (as if to say, “Yes. I am dancing.”). The turkey who keeps pushing for a fight keeps walking around the turkey it seems to want to fight with. There is no dramatic fighting. It’s all rather slow and nonviolent.
I hear people on the other side of the hill talking about me as though I were just an animal in a zoo for them to corral and to subject to whatever experiments they want. (I prefer to assume that most people around me know that they are being surveilled and controlled by mind reading and mind control technologies but pretend (at least to my face) not to know that is the case in order to avoid being singled out to be tortured).
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Now there are four turkeys present at the scene and each of those turkeys is preening itself silently.
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Now the two turkeys which were “fighting” earlier are back to that routine. One turkey keeps making demanding sounds while the other occasionally responds vocally.
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