Can you be nostalgic for a time that never happened? I grew up in a forested area, but with a strong influence from both sci-fi and fantasy stories. Solarpunk looks like something my heart always knew, but that my feet never have, like it could have been the next town over frome everywhere I ever saw.
can pol, tiktok link
look at this tiktok jagmeet singh made
Scottish Gaelic language near extinction in island communities
Scottish Gaelic language is disappearing in #Scotland island communities. "On the verge of societal collapse", only 11000 Gaelic speakers remaining https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/oct/18/gaelic-disappearing-from-scottish-island-communities
This is my favourite show of all time
Context: the show is a satire of soap operas. The character, Brad Montgomery, has lost both his arms after an incident during an earthquake (we later learn that he lied, he just had his hands in his pockets). He wants to have a better public image so he calls Bo Bolingswortttttth.
The freedom open-source software gives you may be priceless, but that doesn't mean you can't support developers nor should you take their work for granted.
Support your favorite open-source projects and their developers! Give them a chance to become self-sustainable! Lots of small contributions can make all the difference!
Do it, become part of the greater common good. It's not everyday you get to participate in a revolution! 😄
(No, I won't get tired of repeating this message. It's important)
New Gab instance
Good find -- absolutely a Gab server, and is managed by the "Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation." They also fund a Mastodon server. And they have a "no harassment" moderation policy...
HACKERS: Hey, github is owned by Microsoft and is ipso facto evil. Let's move to Gitlab!
GITLAB: We explicitly endorse evil and ban employees from complaining about it
I recently discovered the term "Natural Monopoly." It gives a name to an idea I've been struggling with. Basically it refers to a business where a monopoly is the only real way to manage things.
Railways only have so much space to go and so many trains that can fit on them, so small numbers of big rail companies naturally emerge. there's only so many power lines that are worth building, or telephone lines to set up to serve an area, so in these areas a monopoly emerges just out of pragmatism.
So the question becomes... How do #SolarPunk folks handle this situation?
I've been mulling over the idea of "Common good coops" who might be given specific permission to run a Natural Monopoly in a given area, but they'd have a certain amount of oversight to prevent abuse.
I do realize I'm basically just re-inventing government bureaucracy here, but I'm having a hard time here :P
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.