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Creative Empathy in a Pandemic

“We are one planet—one people. This isn’t idealism; it’s the most pragmatic social organizing principle possible.”

commondreams.org/views/2020/03

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The Framework Laptop: Upgradeable, repairable, and 100% yours

It’s time for long-lasting products that respect your right to repair and upgrade.
The single best way to reduce the environmental impact of electronics is to make them last longer. You can repair and upgrade the Framework Laptop to make it work great for as long as you need it to. On top of that, it uses a 50% post consumer recycled (PCR) aluminium housing, 30% PCR plastic, and fully recyclable materials for packaging.
Built-in hardware privacy switches give you complete control over access to the camera and microphones. Their embedded controller firmware is fully open source, and they claim not to preload any extra software.
It is expected to ship by the Summer of 2021 (Northern Hemisphere?).
See Introducing the Framework Laptop

frame.work/ squeet.me/objects/962c3e103862

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Introducing PanQuake: Revealing Project X (full censored event)
#TalkLiberation
A platform where we're the customers, our activity not monetized for monopoly profits
#FreeAssange & Occupy Activist Suzie Dawson
Free Internet & Security Guru Sean O'Brien
Journalists Chris Hedges & Peter Lavelle
Graham Elwood, Lee Camp & Jimmy Dore
#PanQuake a user supported network
youtu.be/7XYdvWfhXJY

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Real Revolution Means Expanding #Consciousness, Both Outwardly And Inwardly
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The fight to liberate humanity from oppression,exploitation,butchery and madness is really a fight to expand consciousness.
C. #Johnstone

medium.com/@caityjohnstone/rea

Creative Empathy in a Pandemic

“We are one planet—one people. This isn’t idealism; it’s the most pragmatic social organizing principle possible.”

commondreams.org/views/2020/03

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modern tech dystopia fiction bothers me because it acts as if humanity is slapping itself silly for no reason, as if a very tiny group of people isn't becoming obscenely wealthy from invading our privacy and micromanaging our lives

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This might well be the creepiest #Google page ever: All the purchases a user has ever done. If the user receives a confirmation email for a purchase they made, the user is not notified that Google collected and displays this piece of information in this page. There is no explanation why they are collecting all the purchases in one page, and apparently there is no way to opt out of this or even delete the purchases from the list.

myaccount.google.com/purchases

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I wish people would quit assuming my interest in decentralization is based on privacy concerns. There are lots of things that are much higher priorities:

• Censorship resistance.
• Resilience. An entire library of content/social graph isn't destroyed because of a change in corporate focus.
• Evolution. Protocols can change more when not under a single administrative domain of control, and in ways that meet the interests of user communities rather than productization committees.
• Flexibility. Since things are decentralized anyway, it's much harder for the system to ossify in a way that relies on one particular family of devices.
• Namespacing. Being able to 'reserve your brand' across all social graphs is an antifeature.

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**Fracking Future Shock in Colorado**

"If fracking treated all people equally, that is, if every person in Colorado were threatened with anywhere from 10 to 50 fracked wells in their neighborhood, the oil and gas industry would be long gone. But it doesn’t, so only a minority of Coloradans reap the whirlwind in the state’s fracking fields. That Prop 112, a…"

counterpunch.org/2018/12/28/fr

#news #bot

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Pantone's colour of the year for 2019 is called Living Coral. It's a reminder of one of Earth's threatened treasures.

Ocean acidification is one of the major problems of climate change and it's ravaging Earth's corals, destroying Reefs which are millions of years old.

Coral reefs support some of the most extensive and diverse ecosystems on the planet, and their die off is a major contributor to the ongoing Holocene extinction.

Extinction Domino Effect:
1. It’s happening

2. It can abruptly accelerate once tipping points are reached

3. Fossil fuels have caused it

4. It will kill us too without near-term course correction.

5. 2018 saw record emissions. We have not turned the corner.

Thom Hartman accurately reports on recent scientific findings:
youtu.be/H6EXFpnjXNc

Do something:
medium.com/@JKSteinberger/an-a

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Cville slueth @socialistdogmom has a new podcast series covering the trial in Charlottesville. twitter.com/socialistdogmom/st

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consumerism and marketing did this thing to our brains where we don't trust things that are too cheap. if someone told us a lifesaving medicine cost 25 cents instead of $750, we would think "well, it must not work right." In the exact same mind, we understand that drugs get overpriced so people can get rich. But those two thoughts collide with one another.

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