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I thought, what better way to deliver my tree for recycling than bicycling? It was fun. Now I want to offer it as a free service to my neighbors (or maybe just steal the ones left by the dumpsters ๐Ÿ˜ˆ)
Imagw cw: selfie, ec

Hey , hang onto those Xmas trees for one more week and you can take them to one of the city's 25 tree drop-off locations. The trees are turned into mulch which is used by the park district and made available for free to residents.

chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/12/2

This is whats on my mind Mastodon. Thanks for asking.

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Some more non-euclidean geometry things, and map projection shenanigans. Both of these routes are roughly equivalent right-angle equilateral triangles. Which means the area above the line in the first picture -- Encompassing the old Soviet block, most of China and Alaska, all of Europe, a good portion of Canada, and everything in the arctic -- is the same area as within the triangle in the second picture -- The Indian Ocean and southwest Australia. Both cut out 1/8th of the earth's surface.

By โ€œSocialism,โ€ we do not mean a more humane Capitalism.
We do not mean a comprehensive system of social welfare under Capitalism, nor do we mean Capitalism with nationalized public utilities.
By Socialism, we mean nothing less than the full restructuring of our political, economic, and cultural system toward substantive democracy and equality. We mean a society based on mutual aid and cooperation rather than on private profit and competition for survival

blacksocialists.us/features/pr

Your boss likes having control over your healthcare because he wants you to have to stop and think whether refusing his increasingly unreasonable requests might actually kill you. empowers the working class

Only think about one thing at a time. Don't get greedy. Nice little fluffy clouds laying around in the sky being lazy.

Yeah it's that Black Friday thing, innit. So all my stuff has FREE SHIPPING, should you want anything! etsy.com/uk/shop/JennieGyllbla

#BlackFriday #Etsy #Sales #IndieArtist

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โ€œIf there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters... Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.โ€

โ€” Frederick Douglass

h/t DSA Pres Maria Svart

Waiting in line 2 hours to vote which billionaire will continue implementing the capitalists' agenda in the statehouse in this totally normal, functional democracy. An elderly lady fainted from the stress of standing so long.

, which was created in 2016 as a campaign to build black-led economic power and cooperative economics following the killing of , and which has been doing incredible work, has been recently co-opted by right-wingers as a campaign against the Democratic party.

If you are on the birdsite and want to help push back, please consider RTing this tweet/thread from co-founder Me'lea: twitter.com/meleaofmpls/status

The world is scary.

You have two options.

Look away in silence and wait for it to get so scary that you can't do that anymore because that silence let all choice be removed,
or look at it and tell others what you see and do what you can to stop it from reaching the point where speaking against it is impossible.

There is silent sliding to common oblivion or speaking up to preserve life, others' and yours.
There are literally no other options than silence or life.
You can't do everything, but you certainly can do something. Do that.
Choose life.

Libertarian party debates might put Saturday Night Live out of business

youtu.be/ZITP93pqtdQ (0:22)

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