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CRAFTS! EC Pics of me wearing a backpack frame I made myself! 

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#howdy #introduction 

Looking for book recommendations! I prefer ~200ish page reads. If peeps know of fiction in similar veins to the Dispossessed that'd be a huge bonus!

I've been saying for a while that the whole labor theory "every time someone gets a dollar they didn't work for, someone else works for a dollar they didn't get" narrative is outdated in the western neoliberal post-fordist world, and it's high time we switched our messaging over to Graeber's "Bullshit Jobs" narrative for our outreach

With the notable exception of foodservice, virtually *nobody* in so-called America is using their labor to turn raw materials into something more valuable. How much is my labor "worth" running a cash register? Doing inventory? Working in security? It's impossible to quantify, and "nothing at all" is a very valid answer

Most people have the exact opposite problem of thinking their work is worth more than they're paid. They think their work is worthless. We in the western world should speak to them, explain why that is, and tell them that a world without such meaningless work is possible

I describe my feelings this holiday season as "Sad Dance Music"

All it takes to do good is one moment of strength.

My new informal dismissal:
Step 1: Look Them in the Eye
Step 2: Raise free-est hand, opening palm towards Them. Spread finger tips slightly.
Step 3: Say the Words, "Think About What You're Doing!"
Step 4: Smile
Step 5: Walk Away.

My life always seems more miraculous when I remember I'm a just a City Ape.

How can we shift the normalness of everything coming wrapped in garbage? So much of its just there to make capitalism easier. Branding needs a package, its easier to sell commodities if they're self contained, its easier to stock shelves and ring up items instead of selling bulk. Etc. But it's become so ubiquitous that old ways feel weird to people. How do we shift that?

Everyone is working for the weekend, let's start organising that way.
The famous labor poster:
8 hours for Work, 8 hours for Rest, 8 hours for What You Will
A new take:
4 days for Work, 3 days for What You Will.

White Culture is the expectation you'll be given help if you ask for it.

Yeah, I'm a radical.
I believe all laborers should get more five day weekends. Let's start with one every two months and work our way up from there. Managers don't count.

big holiday dinners where everyone is seated around the main table with the centerpiece, and then a plastic foldout table off to the side for the bottoms.

Neoliberalism is stopping at Star Bucks just so you can use the bathroom.

Violence, My Anarchism 

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Private Internet Access (PIA VPN) is getting bought by Kape and the new owners have a shady past and have been known to sell user data.


trash cat tech tips 


Are you aware of the BBC sound effect library?

16,000 files in WAV format.

The license text is long and not simple like the Creative Commons, but it is free for noncommercial use (within sane limits) and the BBC still does audio drama...

One of my favourite pass-times is leaning against the back of pick up truck. There's something really comfortable about leaning against something with a little give. The sides of the back are also at a perfect height for me to get my arms under myself. Super comfy.

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