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It's day. Time to get to work locally, because the feds won't protect us from monopoly ISPs. Who in your community is working for municipal or co-op networks? Time to find each other.

"(...) research suggests that raises the stakes of fights for status among men. The connection is so strong that, according to the World Bank, a simple measure of inequality predicts about half of the variance in rates between American states and between countries around the world."

evonomics.com/inequality-predi

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Wealthy Americans should be bled dry until all millennials can afford the basic requirements for a decent life regardless of who our parents happen to be. Banks should be broken up, debts should be wiped, predatory industries should go under and their CEOs should lose everything.
twitter.com/DavidKlion/status/

"These legal ramifications have other implications to more than just the defendant's pocketbook. The rules around copyright influence the AI itself. If you can't train your literary AI on copyrighted materials, you've got to look elsewhere: like the public domain."

That wonderful karma moment when the same crap capitalist elites are so eager to enforce on us turns out to be slowing down their wet dreams...

engadget.com/2017/12/13/copyri

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Summer of Commoning 5: “Les Ateliers” in Castres: from dream to reality

"f there’s one common that I want to present to you, it’s this one! I was fortunate enough to be able to attend its conception, so it’s moving to see, a few years later, that the baby has grown up well and is working like a charm."

blog.p2pfoundation.net/summer-

social.coop/media/skUQcFo23Nnh

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Some renewed discussion of "meat tax". Stupid idea because it frames the issue as penalizing meat consumption, which will then be framed by conservatives as regulating morality (or punishing the poor).

Meat is being _subsidized_, including the massive subsidy of tolerating its environmental impact. A carbon tax is a much more sensible way to say to producers: bring your environmental footprint down or pay for it. Keep it simple: carbon tax + enforcement.

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Talk to me about organizations that were born in/from the Free Software movement that, over the years, have grown to more and more distance themselves from that movement.

And go ahead and s/Free Software/Open Source/ if that applies more easily. I'm not talking about an FSF thing. I'm talking about orgs which increasingly "cut corners" to "get work done faster" by using more and more proprietary software.

I have a semi-unique perspective with my work at Create Commons, but I want yours, too.

@jjg lately I've become very fond of the idea of electrifying an old ICE car as a "hobby" project, do you have any resources/advice around that? I'm not a huge expert of all things electric, but it's never to late to learn :)

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Nice! The CloudVault services I offer are currently featured on FairMarket market.fair.coop/

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In a shocking upset, 49% of Alabaman voters (at least the ones who weren't turned away) decided that a Democrat was indeed better than a racist theocrat who molests teenage girls.

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tired: bonds, shares and interest
wired: bonding over shared interests

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Did you just say "cooperatively-owned battery-powered trains to serve isolated routes forgotten by the (so very efficient) market"?

youtube.com/watch?v=9s4heZe7Ch

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People should be divided into, hmmm, some kind of social structure.
#healthinsurence #healthcare #latestagecapitalism

Capitalists: "civilization isn't even possible without capital and hierarchy"
Native American Nations: "Ooops, we didn't now about that, so we went on and developed a continent-wide stateless civilization, I hope you don't mind..."

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So #Berlin underground train stations now have #wifi. It is unencrypted and between stations signal is lost. Which means everyone's phones will try to roam when the train leaves a station.

Can we do something useful with that? Thinking about running an AP on my laptop carried in my bag, with a webserver that redirects everyone to a cached static copy of joinmastodon.org

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It's possible to get obsessed with anything, but obsession with money is one of the worst. Obviously in the world as it exists now everyone needs some amount of money to live, but above and beyond that there isn't much of a reason to be concerned with it.

Money conceals the social relationships which create it, lossily compressing them into a single dimension. It's a useful invention for exchange of grain or cattle between adjacent villages, acting as a sort of memory aid for mutuality, but its lack of information preservation also makes it easy for people to construct dysfunctional systems and societies.

It's a bit like premature rounding in mathematics. If you round all your fractional numbers then after a series of operations your calculations will turn into nonsense, and something comparable happens to human relationships with money systems if they become too elaborate and opaque.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOUZxG1JcGI