There's still time to apply for #TalesFromTheFediverse Volume 2! If you're a #writer or #artist and want to join, just DM me your ideas, and I'm more than likely to accept it!
If you can't do a full story, make a cover! Again, just DM me with your ideas, and we'll go from there!
And as always, boosts are appreciated!
"Yes, in a sense, America is car-dependent by choice—but it is also car-dependent by law."
Military history blog by Angry Staff Officer. Good history, funny and well written. He sometimes writes military analysis of GoT and stuff, too. He is here talking about a Polish engineer in the US revolution.
Climate; Who's who Show more
“I made the map as a response to this pervasive myth that we can stop climate change if we just modify our personal behavior and buy more green products,” Engel told GOOD in an email. “Whether or not we separate our recycling, these corporations will go on trashing the planet unless we stop them.”
It's getting more and more evident that we need to give back the land to the native folx, who've been oppressed and persecuted all over the world for centuries, in order to save the earth.
And then white colonials need to fucking learn how to live WITH the earth.
This is basic survival.
(is getting more and more evident because I'm learning more, but I've definitely been feeling this for a while)
The #florespondence tag is one of my favourite things at the moment. Please keep it up, everyone 🌷🌺🌼🌻🌸
A Story of the Whitebro's Journey Through Mastodon Show more
wb on twitter: Y'know this sucks, having to compete with these corporate accounts, they've just got such resources and privilege on the platform compared to me.
wb: I know! I'll join the Fediverse. It doesn't have corporate accounts or even a centralized admin team, so people's posts are just in 'competition' with each other. Finally, I can get real human interaction.
PSA for noise-sensitive folks and pet owners in the US re the 4th of July (OK to RT) Show more
If you're sensitive to loud noise, and fireworks make you feel bad, it's all too easy to just feel so bad that you forget about things you can do that can help you deal.
Today, make sure you have some of these resources available for it tomorrow. You can try:
* earplugs (there are different kinds: some that block everything, and some that only turn down the volume a little, so you can still hear)
*'ear defenders (those big earmuffs they wear on firing ranges)
* putting on music
* running a fan
* playing white noise
* staying indoors with all the doors and windows shut
* using any strategies that you know help you cope with the stress itself... like drinking plenty of water, or playing a game that absorbs your attention
* making plans to go somewhere else that's more quiet in the afternoon and evening
Most pets can get scared by the noises fireworks make. They might run away, or hide in a place that's not good to hide in. Set up your home so you can keep them indoors overnight, even if you normally put them outside.
* You can't give pets earplugs, but you can run fans or music to help cover the noise from outside.
* You can set up a cozy space that they can hide in whenever they want. It could even just be a cardboard box with some towels.
* Make sure they have fresh litter.
* Fresh water, too. Pets can drink a lot of water when they're stressed, just like you.
* When you go out with your pets, keep them on leash.
Some of you might think the above is common sense, but common sense often doesn't work right when we get upset, so it's helpful to have it written out. It can also be hard to think of how our pets feel, since they can't tell us in words.
Take care. 💖
I'm always bad at these so it's bulletpoint time
- Queer Desi
- Radical anti-racist
- Linux enthusiast
- I like crypto I guess
- Desi callout™ individual
- Will tag just about everything that could potentially upset people
Drivers should follow the law. Especially on a street like Nicollet Mall, which bans cars.
Hey #mastodon wouldn't it be nice if opensource.com showed solidarity by featuring a mastodon social button on each article?
Well, that's what I suggested and as of this morning- that's exactly what they're doing!
i hate it when #bikeing surveys are designed by people who have cars.
when i ride my bike to the park, is that "for transportation" or "not for transportation"?
i am riding my bike to the park because it's what i have and i want to go to the park. but also the trip is part of the leisure activity, so is it not transportation?
Nerd. I am car-free and ride a recumbent trike. I am writing a solarpunk novel. I'm into science and ecology.
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