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I saw a Qualcomm billboard in San Francisco this afternoon. Plain text on a white background, with the Qualcomm logo underneath. It read something like "You're already our biggest fan. You just don't know it yet."
Yeeeeaaaahhhh. So that put me into an anti-capitalist mood for the rest of the night.
And then I saw this cultural atrocity. I blinked and the inside of my head was *immediately* rocking out to Pennywise - Enemy. https://mastodon.social/media/rbGTD4eO1pDG4Edp-GQ
This is what the main drag of my town looked like at around 10 this morning. I'd say that's, oh, about a quarter of a mile of visibility? Maybe more since I'm bad with distances, but not much more.
Now imagine the red-orange afternoon sun piercing through that haze, at an angle just acute enough to slip under the brim of your hat, and the occasional buzz of firefighting aircraft in the skies overhead. Now, you know conditions now.
Also: Still no evacuation order. w00t?
also, for reference: this is the same model of recumbent bike as mine, and judging by the seat position relative to the cranks? the rider of this bike seems to be near my height of 6'1" (call it 185cm - close enough). huh. never noticed that before!
anyway. you can imagine it is not a nimble frame on the best of days.
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My thoughts keep drifting back to the Pale Blue Dot photo, taken by Voyager 1 in 1990. I've attached it for reference, just in case you haven't seen it.
See that speck of white, in that yellow band across the photo?
That is Earth. That is the entirety of human experience. That is every politician and superstar and lowlife you care to name - except for Bowie, of course. He went home to be with his people and you can't convince me otherwise, damnit.
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"Researchers have quantified the contributions of industrialized and developing nations’ historical emissions to global surface temperature rise. Recent findings that nearly two-thirds of total industrial CO2 and CH4 emissions can be traced to 90 major industrial carbon producers have drawn attention to their potential climate responsibilities."
the world of fallout's pre-war America is a world of nationalism and capitalism gone rampant
and fallout 4's commonwealth minutemen are basically the closest thing to anarcho-socialists the wasteland has
I mean think about it isn't that a logical response to knowing the world LITERALLY EXPLODED and SHITLOADS OF PEOPLE DIED because of nationalism and capitalism?
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