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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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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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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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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.

11 pm Tuesday update released.

If on the coast near the cone, EVACUATE.

If in rain blast zone, evacuate or stock up (7+ days) and hunker down on higher ground.

nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_

See the 4th picture. Florence is fueled by unprecedented build up of heat along the coast. See it’s path where the heat was sucked up to power the storm.

Get real about this. Learn about it. Talk about .

RT twitter.com/ericholthaus/statu

NHC Update, 11am:

Hurricane continues on track for a history-making landfall in North Carolina -- with potential simultaneous new all-time East Coast records for wind, rainfall, and storm surge.

A word on each of those three main threats:

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grist.org/article/north-caroli

Worth pulling up the birdsite to stay current IMHO.

Hurricane 11pm Monday update.

This storm is fueled by an unprecedented build up of heat in the water along the coast. This has never happened before to humans.

⚠️ If near the cone on coast, GTFO!

⚠️ If in rain blast zone, hunker down on higher ground. Stock up now. Help each other.

Take this seriously. Reach out to people directly because people need advance warning.

Please RT or share graphics directly.

@brianpoe Note: the 2030 ice free timeline given in the article may be overly optimistic. Keep an eye on Arctic cyclone activity, El Nino, and any loss of global dimming upon economic crisis.

Don't despair. Get informed and get to work. We must build a parallel plan for meeting our needs.

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