It just kills me that those in power with their jingoistic cries of "they hate our freedom" are the ones stripping us of our freedom. It kills me even more that we, as a nation, keep electing them. It's as if we are actively doing this to ourselves.
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You can remove your phone number from settings / phone / my number. Then when the code tries to read your phone'ss number it gets nil.
... and Michael Shermer.
Great read on how to quickly do complex arithmetic in your head.