Evidence that progress isn't necessarily destructive

"For decades, we have been inundated with information purporting to demonstrate that the apocalypse is if not upon us then certainly threatening to appear in the next few decades . . .. The lives of most people, planet-wide, have dramatically improved in recent decades . . . ."

Jordan Peterson & Dr. Marian Tupy discuss the macro-state of the world as outlined in his book Ten Global Trends.

youtube.com/watch?v=VIANLddo-e

Someone sent me a link to this very interesting piece about COVID-19 vaccinations. My sharing it is not personal commentary--I don't know what to believe right now--but as more information for anyone who is interested

dryburgh.com/geert-vanden-boss

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Aha. Thanks, could be a good place to meet some interesting people :D I'll have to make myself presentable first. ;)

I'm assuming you meant to say it's a video "chat" room--thanks for the chuckle for the image of video "hats". πŸ˜†

I can't help wondering about the creatures that didn't turn out like cute goats in the attempts to produce spider goats so that the goats' milk would be special spider web milk

youtube.com/watch?v=xICwpBfgCd

I recently read something about lithium mining and was upset with myself for not having realized the implications of using lithium batteries, supposedly so much better for the environment than petroleum. Instead of gaining wisdom with age I seem to be more confused by all there is to know about and the constant input of information, one of the reasons I limit my time online, not that that halts input.

Melodic, haunting, incredibly poignant

From a small town in the south east of england with dreams 10ft taller than he can ever hope to reach even on his tiptoes
- releasing music under the name lem0n, and streaming on twitch under the name p455ta

so many metaphors not enough sleep
by

cmyusic.bandcamp.com/album/so-

enoughsleep

Can someone please tell him how to get back the missing column. I have no idea how this happened and, in fact, it started over a year ago but I miss my missing column!

Thank you!

Sometimes it's a real challenge to get up with a smile but I truly find my day starts better when I've made an effort to think about my great fortune to have slept in a safe, comfortable place and woken up with safety and comfort all around me and I have to smile.

Carole King - Beautiful (from Welcome To My Living Room)

youtube.com/watch?v=R398YOIyqp

My 2020 book "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is a critique of Big Tech connecting conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies and proposing a way to deal with both:

onezero.medium.com/how-to-dest

Now, it's available in paperback!

bookshop.org/books/how-to-dest

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My first picture book is out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.

pluralistic.net/2020/07/14/poe

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Reading this piece about those forgotten by "Cancel Culture" reminded me of the Christmas Eve I was told I no longer had a job because I refused to have sex with the owner's son, who was managing the business. It ended up being a happy end to the harassments, as it qualified me to receive Unemployment Insurance, something that wouldn't have happened if I'd quit the job.

jessica.substack.com/p/the-peo

Uspol 

Hearing words that heal.

It has been so long.

As one aflame, seeking the future golden.

Within the darkness, a faint light finally draws nearer.

Walk in love for one another.

Be mighty.

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