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Opening up some B&W avatars for a short while, capping slots off at 15 because I don't want these to interfere with my current queue.

$7 each, Paypal & CashApp accepted

Basically an unexpected cost came up but I really want to treat my husband to dinner for his birthday :( I'd like to not pay a bill late just so I can do it

#artistinneed #transartist #creativetoots #commissions

"A democratically controlled economy does not promise merely a more egalitarian world, but a more prudent and stable one. The masses couldn’t possibly be more reckless with money than the capitalists are, and they certainly don’t get scammed as readily as those ultra-wealthy dupes."

jacobinmag.com/2019/11/wework-

An amazingly detailed analysis of the many ways in which mainstream coverage of the Bolivian coup by the NY Times, WSJ and Washington Post is not just biased, but often straight-up based on factually inaccurate information.
fair.org/home/unpacking-media-

(All of fair.org is 🔥, but CW that it might make your blood boil.)

"Electric vehicles also emit substantial amounts of CO2, the only difference being that the exhaust is released at a remove – that is, at the power plant. [...] enormous amounts of fossil fuels are used to produce EV batteries in China and elsewhere, offsetting the supposed emissions reduction.

[...] in the context of Germany’s energy mix, an EV emits a bit more CO2 than a modern diesel car"

theguardian.com/environment/20

"Bloomberg with this move is the first major news outlet to openly transform into an unidirectional political organ, formalizing a trend I wrote about in a book called Hate Inc. The news landscape has already been divided into a binary coverage paradigm. For-profit media companies have stopped telling their audiences bad news about their political “sides.”"
rollingstone.com/politics/poli

“We live in capitalism,” said Le Guin, “Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings.” It’s up to authors, she explains in the video below, to spark the imagination of their readers and to help them envision alternatives to how we live.

yesmagazine.org/happiness/ursu

@cadwellsocialcoop
@luisrazeto


"They have seen firsthand that while most people very much want to help their fellow humans after disasters, sustaining that empathetic impulse beyond the initial emergency takes more than good will. It takes good policy, alongside serious public investments."

"It is experiences like these that have taught many Chico residents that, in the real world, climate action cannot be pried apart from the need to transform an economic model that systematically puts private profits above the public good."

theintercept.com/2019/11/07/ca

Handy repository of template rejection letters to respond to recruiter inquiries citing specific unethical practices for different Big Tech cos. So far contains letters for Amazon, Facebook, Palantir and Uber.

github.com/nycdsa/tech-rejecti

Under capitalism, your wages are based on the profit your employers can make off of your labor power. This is largely unrelated to any reasonable notion of the value you provide.

It might be hard to stomach - runs contrary to many stories we tell ourselves. But it's a fact. 🤷‍♀️

RT @noelbaron@twitter.com

As someone who has brought immense remote value for nearly 14 years, I wholeheartedly agree with @mipsytipsy@twitter.com on this one.

My choice to raise a family away from city lights in *no way* reduces the value I provide. Asking for a reduction in rate is borderline insulting. twitter.com/mipsytipsy/status/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/noelbaron/status/1

Of interest for those looking for more responsible retirement investing:
thenextegg.org/

"The Next Egg creates resources, builds communities, and shares tools necessary so that millions of us can move our retirement savings out of Wall Street and into our local communities. These tools include self-directed IRAs, solo 401(k)s, and employee-directed 401(k)s. [...] If we succeed, we will see trillions flow into our communities and out of the global corporations."

"USPS could also return to providing affordable banking services, as it did from 1911 to 1967. "

"The buildings themselves could be used to extend broadband infrastructure and be fitted with green technology like solar panels, electric car charging stations and rooftop farms. USPS’s Los Angeles mail processing facility has 31,000 solar panels, making it one of the city’s largest buildings generating electricity through solar. "

"Post office locations could provide free Wi-Fi access, computers with access to government services, printers, and public meeting rooms. Clerks could provide drivers’ license renewal, multilingual translation, help with immigration processing and other services."

"Republican-controlled Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, limiting its ability to innovate beyond the delivery of mail and packages, just as the internet began to boom."

"In an era of little faith in government, a reimagined postal service could demonstrate how public solutions can solve many of our collective problems, from climate change to a predatory financial industry. That’s exactly what the post office did in the country’s early days."

"a truly modern postal service would be more than the sum of its parts. It would help restore confidence in the public sector’s role in serving the common good, at a time when faith in government seems so hard to come by."

inthesetimes.com/article/22140

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