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The world is a scary place, y'all. Things are getting worse all the time.

The actions of an individual don't really amount to a hill of beans in the grand scheme of things, but we're not an individual, we're individuals.

We're a community. We're a movement. We fix things, we make the world better.

Let's demonstrate what a better world might be like. Let's live like we are the first generation of the next world, rather than the last generation of the old world.

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“Violence is never the answer” is a common refrain from people who have never been forced to fight for their lives and I, for one, am tired of society taking this refrain seriously when it comes from people privileged enough to have never been in these kinds of positions.

An excellent episode with discussion on preparing support resources for those that have lost or will loose access to abortion in the near future.

Corporations: Continually donate to U.S. #republican politicians who actively make this country a worse place to live

Also corporations: But we’ll donate sometimes to charities to “HeLp” (but mainly reduce our tax obligations) and start paying to help people fight republicans’ latest assault on women and #HumanRights

“Oh HoW pRoGrEsSiVe”

#abortion #AbortionRights

“There’s a term for creatures who are not in control of their own reproduction: livestock.”

ActivityPub Overview updated. I added GNUsocial and a cc by-sa license. 🙂

A couple of wildflowers seen on my walk. A wild rose, rosa arvensis and salvia lyrataIs, a white and purple tubular wildflower.

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover begins key journey to find life

Nasa's Perseverance rover has reached a big moment in its mission to find evidence of life on Mars.

The robot will begin to climb up an ancient delta feature in the crater where it landed, stopping to examine rocks that could possibly retain evidence of life.

On its way back down, Perseverance will collect some of these rocks, placing the samples at the base of the delta to be retrieved by later missions.

The goal is to bring this material back to Earth in the 2030s for detailed inspection.

The BBC’s Science editor Rebecca Morelle reports.

#Perseverance #Mars #NASA

interviewer: can you explain the big gap in your employment history?
me: can you explain the big gap between what your CEO gets paid and what your workers get paid?

From the article: “Law enforcement does not have a monopoly on protecting public safety. In fact, they’re often its biggest threat.”

I’d go with “almost always” instead of “often.”

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if you can get tackled, ziptied, and arrested by agents of the state for protesting the state without their permission, do you *really* have the right to protest? does it make it better or worse, knowing that *they knew* the charges wouldn't stick, and they just wanted to beat you and strip you of your humanity because you spoke out of turn?

@dredmorbius And no, neither electric cars or solar power are capable of making even a dent on fossil fuel usage. Not nearly enough. Wind power could help, but the only actual "solutions" are huge shift towards public transportation and massive reduction in energy use.

And while on the subject, drastically reducing ore mining (which means using way less metal) is also an environmental emergency. The amounts of, for example, steel we use are not sustainable.


when they say "the shooter acted alone" I hear "the shooter was recruited by the largest television network, several senators, multiple online communities, an ex-president, and his parents"

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