My coworker got a promotional.... miniature flowerpot and marigold seeds. They actually sprouted, so we got some dirt and planted them in a coffee can with some drainage holes. The plant seems happy about the change and is growing well since the move. I kind of want my own work plant now, maybe something like Haworthia or Echeveria. Gotta figure out what would work in a warm West facing window first.
Food, food insecurity
Fundamentally, I think, most of the efforts directed at 'improving' the eating habits of poor people are born out of nothing but hatred and revulsion. We know (and they know that we know) that we should be eating more home cooked meals, we should be eating more (highly perishable!) fresh vegetables, that we should be eating more foods that cost more and are far more time-consuming to prepare. They are aware of our financial poverty as well as our time poverty. And yet, so few efforts are focused on actually *enabling* people to eat differently. I would certainly eat better if I had more time and money wasn't as tight. Most people would. The best way to guarantee people eat better is to raise wages, reduce the number of hours they need to work, or give them money they can put towards food. But there's no money for that. There's only money for billboards.
In just six months I have seen two people become so sick from ""intermittent fasting" that they lost their jobs or quit. Both people had jobs they were well liked at and paid well, but they were so sick they couldn't even think clearly anymore. Fuck the diet-pushers and everyone who thinks this is okay.
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Granted they're yearling Arabians I think,
One thing that I always think about in the case of a shift in social organization: how will needs for medication be handled? Our current system of creating and distributing it is globalized, complex and bureaucratic. How could we continue to care for people who depend on medicine in any system different than this one?
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