Love, simon for some reason
God I remember when it came out and people saw it and I couldn't go a day without hearing or seeing some Straight Critique of how actually it's universal and relatable for everyone uwu
No fuck you you've never had to hide a core part of who you are, you've never been terrified of being abused for the rest of your life that you hid who you were to even those who you loved the most, you've never spent days searching for the one other queer person around in hopes of having some, any community.
Yes. You empathize. Good job, so can most people. But fuck you, this isn't for you or about you, don't go saying it "transcends shit" you pretentious fuck
2. Reduce the number of car parking spaces:
* Stop putting car basements under new build flats
Convert existing street parking spaces to:
* Casual and secure bicycle parking
* Reserved disabled spots, which should exist at regular intervals
* Delivery / loading zones
* Car club spots for electric car club vehicles, with charging points, which are not subsidised.
Climate change -
Went to a talk by a biogeochemist who models persistent contaminants in the ocean and atmosphere. Still processing what I learned but one takeaway was that unlike so much of the damage the industrialized nations do the the people of the world, it looks like worst toxic mercury damage to human health projects will be concentrated in the US, Europe, Russia, China, India and Japan.
(I mean, the worst worst mercurcy damage is that we won't have much multicellular sea life by 2100.)
Lovely wee guide to guerilla tree-planting by this dude with an accent I am just OBSESSED with
cops and fascism
all these stories of cops playing the aggrieved victim of anti-cop sentiment from Starbucks or McD's workers is a gross reminder of how fascist-minded the police really are.
This is the old-style European fascism. The group that has a license to murder plays the victim — "we are hated everywhere, by everyone. I can't even get a coffee without being called a pig" — so therefore anything they do to you next is already justified.
#bancars doesn't mean we're coming for your car, nor your toothbrush, it means we're gonna re-electrify your street so there are trolleys on there, we're gonna have automated mobility systems for people who need them, we're gonna start by banning cars from places they really don't belong, the cores of cities, etc, but it's not an immediate ban on all personal transit
it's also not about climate change, it's about humans-- we're shutting down the us military for that
uspol, mention of horrible things
@capgundeaths Only partially rhetorical.
I'm not super into the details of uspol, but it's not that I think Pence holds much influence, but I assume there's people around Trump, who has been guiding some of the policy and implementing it in details, who will continue to do so under Pence's name.
I'd be very surprised if removing Trump did anything for all the concentration camps and other horrible crimes against humanity USA is currently doing.
And any of Trumps ideas that we get rid of will be replaced by Pence's ideas, which is likely to be way more harmful in the long run - given that _he knows what he's doing_.
Mike Pence is (or at least was) a supporter of forced conversion therapy. That is not a man who takes decision for the good of people different from him.
getting some more #visiblemending done; there was a big flap ripping out of this sleeve so i patched it right up
(photo of a flannel shirt sleeve with a hole patched by a piece of fabric with a sparkly sun face peeking through, done with tiny slightly crooked embroidery stitches in a contrasting color)
classical music is cool and so is lesbianism
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.