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not "the" Ukraine. I winced a little when Nancy Pelosi put the "the" in front of the country's name.

I associated the use of "the" to the years Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union.

“Ukraine is a country,” says William Taylor, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine from 2006 to 2009. “The Ukraine is the way the Russians referred to that part of the country during Soviet times … Now that it is a country, a nation, and a recognized state, it is just Ukraine. And it is incorrect to refer to the Ukraine, even though a lot of people do it.”

Important question.

I'm shipping gifts to my oldest son's family in CA from NC and want them there in time - best choice for shipping?

I'm thinking I'll go with the post office, but could do the UPS store or even FedEx although I believe that would cost an arm and a leg. However I am willing to pay what it takes to get the presents there on time.

Usually I just Amazon everything to them, but this year I wanted to wrap them all and send them myself. Then the last gift didn't come until yesterday. So here I am, ready to go and hoping to make the best decision.

ETA: I went to the post office, waited not too too long, and paid almost $80 for priority mail. I don't want to take chances. Thank you all for your responses

Found a good post on Mastodon,

which I'm struggling to really engage with. thanks to the posted spreadsheet of journalists.


I heard a more fitting name for Trump's NFT cards.

Broke’mon cards.

Who's been kicked off twitter so far?

I just signed up at Mastodon and want to start following people.
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