reading: Preindustrial workers worked fewer hours than today's Show more
"The tempo of life was slow, even leisurely; the pace of work relaxed. Our ancestors may not have been rich, but they had an abundance of leisure. When capitalism raised their incomes, it also took away their time." — https://groups.csail.mit.edu/mac/users/rauch/worktime/hours_workweek.html
what's most striking about this is that all workers worked much much less in winters
I just bought an mp3 player like it's 2005. It makes sense for me. My phone and my headphone batteries drain too fast, I don't use streaming services much, and I like having headphone jacks. Podcasts are going to be the real trick. Managing them without an internet connection is going to be interesting. The player has an sd card slot so I think I'll use a script to download podcasts to that and just manually update every once in a while.
Jose's whole thesis-
Trans pol Show more
We're going to send a million fucking postcards and drown the #HHS in mail and they'll back the fuck off in the face of the postal onslaught.
Here's a PDF of a 4x6 postcard https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/lucan/Postcard4x6.pdf
And here's A6 for people who use metric https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/lucan/PostcardA6.pdf
A letter is better, but a postcard is good. Get all your lazy allies to put their names down! We're going to win.
Political actions defending trans rights — fill me in! Show more
Starting to see some stuff going around in different cities, and I’m going to put a list together, as well as phone, email, and geographical resources for reaching out to the DHHS OCR.
If you’re planning an action, please let me know— a lot of people have asked me about actions in other cities, and I’m not an organizer or with an organization, just a mad as hell person who wants to protect her friends at all costs, so fill me in!
There's a house near me that def is MAGA. They have the hat on one of their car's dashboard. They also have stickers on the back of said cars that are blue US flags that say something along the lines of "free because of the brave" or something stupid. My plan: recreate these stickers, but have the text changed. "I voted for him and I don't care who he hurts" or something harsher. The idea is that it will be a more overt signal that but it looks enough like the originals to pass notice.
Been thinking about this idea I've had for localized internet systems that run independently of internet connection and allow for organizing/sharing of info outside of surveillance:
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