We should improve society somewhat.
Things we can do about the current US Migra awfulness
@eldang This thread is a collection of similar hotlines to call if you see ICE operating in your area. https://twitter.com/NoTotally/status/1142240818134048770
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I love the fact that the only things she could remember about him is that he is a nazi and he got punched. That’s proof that punching Nazis not only physically removes them from the public space, it indelibly marks them as Nazis. That’s all the conversation was about after he got punched “Is it okay to punch Nazis?” Where as before it was “Is Richard Spencer _really_ a Nazi?”
I was delighted to find a clump of these flowers near to the house.
Bugle - Glasair Choille - Ajuga reptans
Bugles are part of the Lamiaceae family, commonly known as Mint. That the Bugles are growing together isn't a surprise, as they spread using ground level runners. Unusually the leaves & stems on these Bugles are nearly hairless.
I remember seeing stories a few years ago about mysterious toxic sludge full of viruses and bacteria washing up on beaches, and trench-dwelling species sighted at ever-shallower depths. Then you have the well-documented increase in red tide algae blooms and explosions in jellyfish populations. We may manage to keep from killing the oceans completely, but it's hard to say what new normal will replace the systems we've disrupted.
long personal post
One of my close friends, who's been like a brother to me for most of my life and was completely supportive when I first came out, has been getting into some idw radical centrist shit for awhile now.
We lost touch when I went to university, but would catch up from time to time. Then when his dad died, who he had gotten a lot closer to since moving out, I met him in person. We hung out for a weekend and started keeping up a lot more regularly through Discord.
But now I just don't know how to talk to him.
I feel like he's looking for a sense of stability and a male role model he lost with the death of his father, and finding that in the likes of Ben Shapiro and Jordan Peterson. I also think he's going down a path similar to the one I abandoned, justifying material support of oppressive institutions beyond needing money to survive.
Funny how he's squared this with accepting me as a woman: he often seems to dismiss me as irrational where before he wouldn't have.
On Saturday, June 29, the Proud Boys hate group is planning to invade downtown Portland, looking for targets for violent attacks.We are calling the community to come out to the streets of Portland on June 29, 2019, to defend our city against this attack. https://rosecityantifa.org/articles/call-to-action-june-29-2019/
Poppies and... sheepbit? In our community garden #florespondence
asking for help again
From my office I hear the police shouting through a megaphone, clearing out the homeless encampment in the alley behind my building.
Meanwhile, the storefront across the street from my office has been empty for months, because the landlord raised the rent to a level nobody can afford. They'd rather keep it empty as a tax break.
Somebody tell me one reason landlords should get tax incentives for keeping rent ABOVE market rates, in a city full of people who need homes.
Not sure what the columms of smaller pink buds are, but I want to see what this path looks like in a few weeks. #florespondence
We should improve society somewhat.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.