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On the need to distance oneself from Left political groups, as an anti-capitalist.

"Ahora planteo con claridad y más ampliamente, que es necesario tomar distancia de las izquierdas políticas. Hacerlo en forma neta, decidida, transparente. Se lo digo especialmente a quienes participamos e impulsamos la economía solidaria y el cooperativismo..."

found the ocean
[comic by @PDLComics@birdsite]

Thinking about all the plastic waste we're not recycling. It seems to me that the solution is to collect it, sort it, melt it, and turn it into construction material in place of wood.

OK, my notes on the ACE conference in Montreal are up. They're pretty brief, but they have links to more information on my favorite parts.

's Facebook banning story gets more interesting. First FB said people have objected. Now they say his content violates their community standards ("El contenido infringe nuestras normas comunitarias".). I looked -- it is a series of slides, each presenting a different concept, such as
"Humanizing the Economy" or "Elites and Masses"

Razeto is asking people to upload slides that they like to whatever social media seem appropriate to them. I will upload some here and on FB...

@tbeckett I just discovered you're on the board of Shared Capital. Very cool! I'm a long-time friend of Adam Trott, even though I only ever see him at conferences.

This is one of my projects and I am really hoping that the co-op community can support it; This is a treasured local bookstore that sells new and used books. The mutli-stakeholder model includes workers, two consumer classes (basic and low income), and organizational (not-for-profit and co-ops). Check it out. We are trying to do the entire conversion through member equity since the book store model may make traditional financing difficult Please share and join!!

Hanging out in Montreal with @mattcropp and a whole bunch of other people at the ACE conference. Learning a lot in the sessions, and outside the sessions, too.

I've been browsing through what passes for "useful" 3D printing plans. They're ridiculous: pencil holders, novelty showerheads, even paperweights. Where are the really useful things, like construction materials, furniture, and reusable packaging?

Are there good examples of second-tier creating benefit pools for their first-tier co-ops?

Our foster placement that was slated to be for two weeks is now at eight months, and could go much longer.

"This was a Sunday comic from over 30 years ago. We've had plenty of time to do better."


After yesterday's UN biodiversity report I can't help but be reminded of this eternally on-point comic


I wrote another piece! This time, I consider what kinds of things might do here in Madison.

I wrote another piece! This time, I consider what kinds of things might do here in Madison.

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