Seattle, WA: #AllOut to Defend Autonomous Tiny House Village from Eviction https://itsgoingdown.org/seattle-wa-allout-to-defend-autonomous-tiny-house-village-from-eviction/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
retirement on an egalitarian commune
Everyone works to a labor quota (recently ~42 hrs/wk). At age 50, you get one "pension hour" of free labor per week, + one more hour for every year over 50. Theoretically you'd then fully retire at 92, but there are also allowances for physical ability.
It works well, allows elderly to remain involved while allowing for declining ability, & they can always work more if they want.
ethics of retirement.(1/x)
I want to start off by saying I'm definitely in favor of people being able to ramp down on productive and reproductive labor as they age. Although I don't imagine it would be as sharp of a line as we think of it now.
But my problems with the modern concept of retirement start with the way it's founded on financial independence, not community interdependence. You're encouraged to hoard resources to buy your way into the petit bourgeoisie (cont)
reminder that George Orwell was in favor of what is now known as "political correctness," which he, in fact, considered to be "only the most ordinary politeness"
also interesting is that he considers it debatable whether it's even OK to fly the Union Jack - "perhaps..."
Hey @mike and other Liturgists D&Ders, my sister and her pals have released a song about D&D, with almost £50k going to Mental health so far... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gZmP3wcuiU&fbclid=IwAR3ORBNq4ZTNc5SR8NrB2ViB7qc4mGcxYyivBsg18RHlOMhFZoqfS-z8kLg
some malaphors I think about:
-we'll burn that bridge when we get to it
-if you can't stand the bull, get out of the china shop
-where there's smoke, there's mirrors
-fool me once, shame on you; teach a man to fool me, and I'll be fooled for the rest of my life
-come back to haunt you in the ass
-lets not beat around the dead horse
-beauty is in the eye of the tiger
-burning daylight at both ends
-apples to apples, dust to dust
-a stone in the hand is worth two birds in the bush
Imagine if Amazon was run as a cooperative, and the money generated by the workers went to them instead. Amazon could literally hire 10 times as many people, and have each employee work 1/2 a day a week while getting the same salary they get now. The only reason that's not happening is because a guy named Jeff takes the lion share of the profits.
If 'good sci fi' means sticking to outdated and often racist/sexist western ideals that deify a masculinity that simply doesn't exist and denigrate women as 'weak' and require saving, you're not really a fan of sci fi.
You're just a bigot. You don't care about story, narrative, plot, etc.
You just want a version of you that doesn't exist to be validated.
Review bombing a flick isn't going to change that fact.
The Ethical Slut
“You’ve probably been taught to reserve the language of love for when you’re feeling overwhelmingly tender and passionate and only for those who have made huge commitments to you. Maybe you’ve been taught that using the “L-word” implies that you are making some large commitments. Wouldn’t it be better to ask ourselves how we love any particular person rather than worrying about whether we do or not?
Imagine how you’d feel if all the people who care about you made a practice of telling you so. Imagine what the world would be like if we allowed ourselves to recognize and acknowledge and communicate all the sweet feelings, to make the little gestures that may not be life changing or passionate but that nevertheless make life worthwhile.”
To everyone who read about ICE’s fake University of Farmington scam to honeypot legal residents and Indian students minding their own fucking business IN INDIA and took from that “THIS IS Y YOU VOTE FOR THE LESSER OF 2 EVILS! LESSER EVIL IS STILL LESS EVIL!” That DHS program was greenlit in 2015. Dumbass.
@dankwraith the BBC knows firsthand what it's like to be a nationalized industry. they don't like it. industries not liking to be nationalized is an important clue that it's good to nationalize them
Donating to a charity organization vs that of individual asks
Why is it easier to get someone to donate and support a large organization or charity than it is to get them to donate directly to an individual who is struggling with rent, school, surgery, food, etc.
What is the psychological basis for the dehumanization of the individual and the apathetic view for their ills vs. the basis that uplifts this vision of a nonprofit/charity offering aid to people, people in your mind who exist as hypothetical non-entities rather than actual human beings.
Why are the needs of fabricated people you created in your mind to help justify donating, more important than that of actual individuals who are asking for help?
There are charities and orgs that do a lot of good, hell I just shared a couple I love yesterday for Nothanksgiving, this isn't about them, i'm just asking why its easier for people to justify giving to a vague org than it is to give to a directly impacted individual in the moment
Did you know?
The Netscape Fishcam was the second public #webcam on the web. It went online in 1994 and it let you watch the Netscape office aquarium via a secret shortcut in Netscape Navigator by holding CTRL+ALT+F. I was a fan!
The camera survived the closure of Netscape and it's still online today as The Amazing Fishcam.
Go on and take a look!
An' ye harm none, do what ye will
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.
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