“The thing we understand, which is proven in international research, is that providing housing for homeless persons is always more cost-effective for society than keeping people homeless…We did a study that showed when a former homeless person gets housing, even with support, the cost savings for society are at least €15,000/person per year.”

Canadian city learning from Finland.
cbc.ca/news/canada/london/lond

English Nursery Rhyme c. 1764

'They hang the man and flog the woman
that steal the goose from off the common,
but let the greater villain loose
that steals the common from the goose.

The law demands that we atone
when we take things we do not own,
but leaves the lords and ladies fine
Who take things that are yours and mine.'

#enclosures #inequality

One of the three ancient Clava Cairns that stand in a line five miles east of Inverness. Dating back some 4,000 years, they are less well known than their near neighbour Culloden battlefield, but every bit as evocative. More pics and info: undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/inv

#Scotland #ClavaCairns #Inverness #Culloden #Outlander #Neolithic #StandingStones #Cairn #UndiscoveredScotland

Enjoyed this. I sometimes think about how far we’ve regressed, and all that we’ve lost in the pursuit of progress. It’s a salutary lesson that we don’t always understand what we have until it’s long gone.
muezza.ca/thoughts/favourite_c

A payrise is only a payrise if it's above inflation. If it's at inflation it's standing still. If it's below inflation it's a pay cut. Why doesn't anyone seem to get this.

Hare is easier than love.
Because hate feels powerful and defensive, and love feels vulnerable, and I think most people feel higher than natural anxiety levels these days influenced by the media, political and financial situations and a rapidly changing society and technology. We're all scared, so at least those who aren't very extremely self aware, simply hate.

Notice, your sub community whatever it may be becomes smaller and smaller, as much more hate you spread to people outside of it.

We appreciate money is tight for many, but if you value what we do and feel able to contribute then we'd be very grateful. More details on crowdfunder.

BTW we're going fortnightly cos of our "day job" workloads - not because we think pandemic is over! 2/2

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Indie SAGE news!
1 - we are going fortnightly from now
2 - We give our time for free, but there are costs to our partner @thecitizens in producing livestreams, running website, twitter etc

so we've launched a new crowdfunder for this year... 1/2
crowdfunder.co.uk/p/help-us-ke

Knowing next to nothing about the Mastodon API, I was able to write a command-line tooting shell script in an hour or so yesterday morning. I see a lot of former Twitter bots popping up on Mastodon. Could it be that having an API that is simple and easy to use encourages developers to use it, adding value and attracting more users? 🤔

Mastodon Flock is an excellent Twitter-to-Mastodon friend finder: all the functionality of Movetodon, but open-source and with a delightfully retro interface. mastodon-flock.vercel.app/

Elijah McCoy was born in 1844 in Ontario to formerly enslaved parents from Kentucky. They saved enough to send him to Scotland to study mechanical #engineering. When he returned and couldn't get work in his field, he took a job as a train oilman and invented a method of automatic lubrication that eliminated the frequent stops trains had to make to oil up axles & bearings. Railroad companies asking for his product rather than copycat devices spawned the phrase "the real McCoy." #BlackHistoryMonth

How do the parasites from #financialservices profit from others' work?

You will be aware that #BritishVolt has gone into administration (as a buyer is sought).

So, after two years of taking £500k per month for putting in place a #business advice team, #Ernst&Young have now had themselves appointed as administrators (earning themselves further fees)

This also ensures that for any outstanding fees they are a priority creditor (as administrator).

a clear conflict of interest!

Electric cars and lab-grown meat aren't going to save the climate, they're going to save those industries. What will save the climate is eating less beef and pork and demanding of our local, county, and state governments that they invest in mixed-use walkable, bikable, city infrastructure, state-funded street cars and passenger rail for commuters.
We will save the climate by being able to work where we live and buy our vegetables from a store less than a block away.

#ClimateChange #EV #Meat

Just a warning, I am immediately blocking, and sometimes server blocking on, "stop posting about politics if you're a insert profession here" takes. Technology is politics. Education is politics. Security is politics. The people who work in these fields, and more, are intimately impacted by politics. Some peoples' lives, families, and livelihoods are in danger. It's all politics, stop content and tone policing if you're one of the few people who's currently insanely fortunate to be relatively unimpacted. It's asinine.

"The #BBC has come in for criticism recently for being too close to the Conservative Party, and to the world of big business. It has lost the trust of many in Scotland, where 1 in 7 people no longer pay the licence fee. Today’s misleading reporting of Shell’s historic profits, which in the UK came from exploiting Scotland’s energy resources, will do little to rebuild trust."

Mediawatch – 'BBC Radio 4 “Today” gets it badly wrong on how Shell pays tax on Scottish oil'.

believeinscotland.org/mediawat

The next time you use any navigation device, software or Google Maps thank Dr. Gladys West. Her contributions to the mathematical modeling of the shape of Earth, and her work on the development of the satellite models that were eventually incorporated into  the Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. #BlackMastodon #BlackHistoryMonth

Omg Led By Donkeys tracked down Michelle Mone's yacht berthed in non Brexit territory south of Barcelona and snuck up and with huge decals renamed it...
"Pandemic Profiteer"

😂🙌 If you don't follow Led By Donkeys anywhere, you're missing key boots on the ground work to chase those that should be held accountable.

My day is made.
Find them. Follow them. And if you can, support them.
ledbydonkeys.org/

#tory #sleaze #activism #EnoughIsEnough

A new book by Stefaan De Rynck - Inside the Deal: How the EU got Brexit done - tells the story of Brexit as seen from Brussels. It does not make happy reading for Britain's political class | Anthony Robinson

#Bylines #Brexit #InsideTheDeal
yorkshirebylines.co.uk/news/br

@NewsBot UK gov retaliates by saying it'll remove the British Monarchy.

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