covid-19 

I'm very lucky and grateful to be young and healthy but my closest next of kin are all immunocompromised so if I get sick + have to self isolate from work there's a very real chance I won't receive any care and/or will end up homeless form not being able to pay the rent

@raye @hyperlight Unless I'm missing something it looks like you haven't provided an English reference or substitute. In fact all I've seen you do is be pointlessly hostile and bully a non-native speaker for not possessing the technical terminology to give this outfit its proper name, while you use your access to cultural capital ("I have a degree in costuming") to chastise them but do nothing to help them not repeat this mistake again. The only thing you're achieving is making this space a more hostile place to people who don't have the lingustic or cultural resources to be here without fear. I hope you take a more constructive approach and share your apparent knowledge with us.

Thatcher parody, eye contact, California fires, original content 

The Public Utilities Commissions in the USA paid PG&E half a billion US dollars to upgrade their infrastructure. Half of the money went directly to shareholders instead.

@puffinus_puffinus I've taken a break from most social media and made the transition to organising in the meatspace, hope steering SBC is going well

@RotundCat buying houses in order to rent them in low income areas is the greatest driver of homelessness and gentrification in urban areas

ALAB, no exceptions

SBC meta 

@puffinus_puffinus if you're around tomorrow I will help you set the reimbursement up on OpenCollective

SBC Meta 

@puffinus_puffinus has volunteered to help take over ownership of the website's domain and server. Migration may cause some down time over the following week or so.

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SBC meta 

One of our cooperative members has kindly volunteered to take over, I will post more details tomorrow.

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SBC meta 

As I've stated a few weeks ago, I'm currently looking for a replacement to take over ownership of the sunbeam.city domain and our servers. I still haven't found a permanent replacement, which means I will have to shut down the site in due time.

My personal circumstances have changed drastically over the last year and I no longer have the resource or energy to invest in SBC. I haven't been able to keep up with the Mastodon community and I've fallen out of sync with recent developments. Sunbeam City deserves better than an absentee admin and I can not in good conscience keep the place running without stronger participation.

If any of our longer term users would be happy to take on this responsibility get in touch with me, otherwise over the next few weeks I will be starting the process of shutting the site and co-op down over the next few weeks, beginning with a cooperative proposal on what to do with our excess funds.

SBC meta, radical idea 

@InvaderXan @piponfishing @scottishwobbly This exact idea was brought up by myself on our Loomio where it was rejected during discussion.

@freakazoid I think you're missing the point. How Capitalism works from enclosure is by securing enough resources for everyone, but then *enforcing* scarcity. If there weren't enough resources for everyone in the first place, there would be no incentive to come with. The point is to produce *artificial* scarcity. People negotiating or fighting over scant resources is a separate development.

(to be fair this is a bit rich coming from a company that deals with Foxconn)

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Nintendo: The next Animal Crossing will have a range of skin tones to choose from and hairstyles will not be gender-dependant

Gamers™️ on Twitter:

"It’s strange, isn’t it? The ideology of capitalism is that it is a system that generates immense abundance (so much stuff!). But in reality it is a system that relies on the constant production of scarcity.

This conundrum was first noticed back in 1804, and became known as the Lauderdale Paradox. Lauderdale pointed out that the only way to increase “private riches” (basically, GDP) was to reduce what he called “public wealth”, or the commons. To enclose things that were once free so that people have to pay in order to access them. To illustrate, he noted that colonialists would often even burn down trees that produced nuts and fruits so that local inhabitants wouldn’t be able to live off of the natural abundance of the earth, but would be forced to work for wages in order to feed themselves. "

Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance

jasonhickel.org/blog/2018/10/2

@Jane Actually Murray Bookchin (of whom'st I am a fan) wrote specifically about the Anarchist equivalent of this and called it "Lifestylism"

@Jane i would feel the same if it was an Anarchist doing the same thing

@Jane three things :

1. Marxism-Leninism (not a fan)

2. Choosing to perform their political views/education as an indicator of their accured (cultural) capital - and that jacket didn't look cheap

3. The commidification of any and all anti-Capitalist aesthetics into commodities

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Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.