political art and music sure makes a difference, right?
(pic shows chair of Dutch Bros, a chain of drive-through-only drink places that sell unhealthy sugary energy and coffee stuff and creates tons of litter and single-use plastic, he's wearing a Rage Against The Machine shirt while ringing the bell at the NY Stock Exchange)
I'm totally convinced that dogs were and are the solution and the knowledge was there all along, and huge amounts of suffering and early death were unnecessary even after the initial outbreaks and global spread.
why are public messages on covid precautions *so* stupid??
Paragraph explains risks and reasons for outdoor public mask requirement, but then:
> The new rule does not apply to children under 5; people who are eating, drinking, and sleeping; people who are homeless; or people playing competitive sports or performing outdoors.
Easy to infer those somehow aren't risky, which undermines the whole message. Why not at least explain why the exceptions despite risk??
Stand-out episode, gave me strong feels. Stories of "essential workers" and what they have gone through, not the medical ones, the others
re: COVID vaccine encouragement
For *real* the COVID vaccine is the difference between me having a bad chest cold and being on a ventilator right now. Do it.
COVID vaccine encouragement
Get vaxxed if you're on the fence. They work. They're safe.
I got COVID again (and have it as I write this) anyway despite the vax because I am an unlucky bastard and one of my doses had improper storage (and the immunity isn't lasting, I had it last over a year ago). Do not be deterred.
OMG, as tragic as the Tulsa Race Massacre was 100 years ago, I learned today that they rebuilt and became prosperous again within just the immediate following years… only to have redlining-influenced policies of the federal government finally destroy the community by building a highway through it, and that destruction was only 50 years ago roughly.
I found this to be about the best expression of the whole state of issues with the world today
@snowdrift is working to be one of many efforts to address these things, but struggling to get past the diagnosis stage and into the actual solving. Would love help and engagement and collaboration and solidarity from others who get the diagnosis
Conscious Activism (well, conscious anything, but this is a framing toward activism) https://conscious.is/concepts/conscious-activism
I actually found this intro to what is socialism to be a very good 101 explanation to be able to share with others https://www.npr.org/2021/03/26/981686254/socialism-101
We have never once used the gas stove in our house, lived here almost 5 years. Since going back well over 10 years, we put a cover over our stoves wherever we lived and just used a couple plug-in $60 induction cooktops. Maximum efficiency, but the MAIN benefit: we just set a timer on the units and they turn off by themselves. We will never go back.
Corporate-run non-democratic regions planned in the U.S.
@snowdrift is applying as a high priority project at #fsf and I heartily support their inclusion there! Their innovative crowdmatching mechanism for #donations focused on #funding #foss is great, imho.
Judge for yourself. They wrote a very convincing blog post about their fsf application:
#Snowdrift still discussing some of the details of the mechanism, so all contributions are welcome!
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