In light of SCOTUS all but declaring that they're going to massively restrict if not outright ban abortion nationally, I'm putting this on ultra-wide-beam broadcast.
We put in some cash, hope you can too, and feel free to join the trivia night event (it's this Thursday) if you want to have some fun out of it. (Category, unless it's been changed, is "feminism through the ages.")
Boost it far and wide, comrades—and thank you very much, in advance.
Just published "The OSS bubble that is and the blogging bubble that was" on the blog https://www.baldurbjarnason.com/2021/the-oss-bubble-and-the-blogging-bubble/
It's a bit of an opinionated tract that's likely to annoy both FL/OSS folks and blogging stalwarts. 🙂
“The tragedy of the commons is a false and dangerous myth - Aeon Essays” https://aeon.co/essays/the-tragedy-of-the-commons-is-a-false-and-dangerous-myth?utm_campaign=When%20the%20Going%20Gets%20Weird...&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter
I found this a very well written and insightful summary of the current (dire) political situation, focusing on the competing incentives of the parties involved:
covid vax, 2nd shot +
I got my second Pfizer shot on Tuesday! Took a morning and afternoon nap yesterday. I had a sore arm and body aches, but no fever or chills yesterday. Weird thing was my skin felt prickly all over and way too sensitive. I'm already feeling better today. Arm is still a bit sore, but not as warm at the injection site. Still getting tired easy. Today I got up the gumption to cut out a pattern on fabric and got as far as cleaning the work table off before needing to rest.
Looks very interesting: https://sites.google.com/stanford.edu/wws-roadmaps/home #wind #solar #energy #mc
Capitalism and Economics
Mano Singham, a Free Thought Blogger, reviews a review of 'Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism.' It's about mainstream academics who can't quite make that leap from 'capitalism needs to be regulated better because working class white people are dying now,' to 'wow, we're all fucked under capitalism, let's try something else.' He has some good points about Dems throwing blacks and unions under the bus in order keep capitalism.
I thought this was a really thoughtful piece with useful suggestions about how we can convince more people to get vaccinated against covid: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/05/the-people-who-wont-get-the-vaccine/618765/
I love this, a science experiment that's been going on for 140 years and should last for another 80.
George Floyd trial adjacent, +
I'm really impressed at this.
The medical examiner who said the murderous cop didn't do a murder has been found to be SO wrong that the state of Maryland is going to review all in-custody death reports that happened while he worked for them. This includes Freddie Gray and other Black men who died struggling with police.
This is one way we start to deal with systemic issues. Once people tell you who they are, go back and check shit out!
Minneapolis Pol - cops
They didn't come into our building. They moved down the block and are concentrating on another building. EMS Command truck came. More guys with badges walking around.
Minneapolis Pol - cops
Okay, so there's a paddywagon (?) labeled BANG 41 on the top and uniformed cop in body armor with a freakin' rifle(in low ready) on the street in front of my house. Bunch of burley guys all dressed in the same civilian clothes but wearing gear belts got out of a truck and looking very intent - under cover guys? Couldn't tell if they were all wearing glocks. WTF is happening? There is an ambulance pulling up now.
Interactive Map of the Ancient Earth
Doesn't seem to work on phones. Okay on desktops and laptops.
'What the hell is this?' he asked, holding the little creature at arm's length.
'Gnaaah!!' It yelled. Its fur boiled with shadows and its eyes were like cut rubies. It gnashed pointed teeth in a too-wide smile and flailed toward him with ape-like arms.
'Some kind of lesser demon, I think,' said his companion. She looked unconcerned, flipping through her book. 'Just dunk it in holy water or something.'
But that would kill it.
Nerd. I am car-free and ride a recumbent trike. I am writing a solarpunk novel. I'm into science and ecology. In the Society for Creative Anachronism to dress up funny and practice low-tech living skills.
A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region. Predominantly queer with a focus on urban and social justice issues.