ukpol Show more
reminder that Boris Johnson is single-handedly responsible for a british journalist being imprisoned in Iran for the past 2 years
CWs Show more
I know I'm not perfect at this, it's something I'm always trying to work on and please call me out if you think I've posted something that needed a content warning.
Sunbeam City used to be a place where you could, more or less, depend on potentially distressing posts and images to be behind a CW. Increasingly over the last few months that's become less and less true - think before you toot, and if in doubt just CW anyway, who cares if you warned us about something tame? Is it so much effort?
Thinking about how intimidating Mastodon can seem because you have to scroll through a huge list of instances and pick one and try your luck, rather than just going to "the bird website" or "the facebook" and signing up.
But then, like - that's how it always used to be? That's what forums were like, you found one randomly, you took your chances, and it worked out or it didn't.
How quickly big tech conditioned us to fear choice and mistrust the unknown, I guess. Anyway uhhh piss piss ass piss ass
I really despise these greenwashing ads - Lloyds @LBGplc@twitter.com here patting themselves on the back for reducing plastic cups in their staff canteen, whilst being one of top 5 banks funding fossil fuel industry. Greenwashing should be categorised as unethical advertising and regulated.
Our ambition is to be a leader in reducing our ow@LBGplc@twitter.comonmental footprint and challenging our suppliers to ensur…
Also, this kinda came up, but not everyone using Masto/masto-like sites are tech savvy. Telling me to build my own instance or do _______ as someone who barely understand what it means and entails isn't useful.
Masto discourse is not accessible and some of yall are just hostile and annoying and condescending for no reason whatsoever.
WIP: a patch based off a solarpunk flag design @socalledunitedstates put up on Tumblr a while ago. it's on green calico with white vines, with the black part of the flag design done in rainbow stripes. I'm in the middle of embroidering over the vines on the bare calico with black thread. this one's for me, but if anyone wants one I'm happy to do them with any pride flag, for $7 (cause it's quite fiddly), plus free shipping in the US. the dimensions are 2in by 3.25 in
#embroidery #patch #solarpunk #pride #forsale
violence, homophobia mention Show more
Shoutout to the metal band of straight boys who brought a pride flag to their gig and invited anyone who supports those london homophobes to come get some bones broken.
Double shoutout to the crowd who all shouted “fuck yeah!!!” in response
What do you see? ☀️ Show more
Think about what you're really seeing when you look at the trees.
Somewhere in the heart of our nearest star, hydrogen atoms fused together to make helium. The energy released from that created light.
That light then spent a hundred thousand years ricocheting around inside the Sun, bouncing off atom after atom. When it eventually reached the surface, it flew away into space at 299792 km per second, speeding across 150 million km in just 8 minutes, to a small blue planet.
That sunlight then hit a leaf, having some of its colours absorbed to nourish the tree, and the remaining green light was reflected away. The reflected light found its way to your eye, where it was focused onto your retina to form an image. That image was then transferred through your optic at 875000 bits per second to your brain which took just 13 milliseconds to parse it.
Everything you've ever experienced is an amazing and intricate collection of wonders and improbabilities.
UK politics, Brexit Show more
"Welsh Government will now campaign to remain in the European Union"
Yes good. :D
metalhead, anarchist, vegan. i fucking love space.
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