The jokers' schemes essentially boil down to disrupting the control that the monolithic city of Gotham has over its' communities. Meanwhile wealthy landlord Bruce Wayne sees his properties being squatted, reclaimed and/or destroyed as direct violence against himself and uses the vigilante justice of Batman to evict and violently detain people who don't want the 85th starbucks to open in their community.
Gentrification will keep happening, the younger generation will still be fucked, and we will continue to have only the most imperceptible control of the country we live in when what we desperately need is to preserver the communities we have grown up in from exploitation.
This whole debacle has simply highlighted the systemic problems with our democracy.
That's my opinion at least.
However I have no choice in my local community being bought out from under me, redeveloped, and flogged off the rich commuters.
If we're talking about taking our country back we could start with *community run* localities.
Honestly no matter what the outcome of Brexit the lasting effect is almost certainly going to be imperceptibly different from what we have now.
I think it's pretty clear at this point that the closing of parliament is an anti-democratic stalling tactic... Ironic considering this is meant to be the 'democratic will of the people'.
You know what I find funny though? I got a say in one of the most nebulous questions on a referendum with some of the widest potential ranges of affects on international politics without knowing what that would mean in any sense of the word.
The Kabochas have had a bit of a rough ride; the ones in pots have been fighting some kind of mildew and wilt. I plan on re-potting them to see if that helps. Meanwhile the one that's been planted in the ground is taking over the garden!
Many fruit have shrivelled on the vine as the plant has matured, however I now have a couple that look like they're going to hang around!
Any advice welcomed on treatment.
The chillis are doing ok, I'm impressed by the flavour. I think they're suffering from not being cut back before being overwintered. Many are spindly and defoliated. The most healthy of them are the ones that got injured and cut back.
I haven't harvested anything from my serrano pepper yet, but last years' crop from the same plant was disappointingly mild in the spice department. I'm going to wait for at least one of these to turn red and see what happens.
Garden update! My tomatillos are starting to really bear fruit. The most amazing thing is how resilient these little blighters are. They've been blown over by the wind, chewed up by snails, had bit fall off as a result...
The bits that were knocked off the plants were dutifully put in water, grew roots, and were repotted meaning that from 18 seeds I've now got a yield of 20-21 healthy plants!
So I've taken to some doing a small manageable set of reps for a specific exercise every hour for now as it's a little more manageable to fit into a work day. The downside is I'm only really training one area of the body atm.
I got a pull up bar yesterday and started a 6 reps every hour... I'm now at five. I'm aching in places I've never ached before 😆
Hey, so I've just discovered I've missed my 1 year #MastoAnniversary. It was on 11th August last year that I joined, as part of the Aug18 Birdsite exodus.
1 year - 🎉 🎈
some surprising sustainability
* Growing almonds for almond milk damages ecosystems and uses a *lot* of water. 80% of the world's almonds come from California, where severe droughts can be a problem
* Soy farming drives deforestation in South America. Tofu can have twice the carbon footprint of chicken
* Fish populations are dynamic. Sustainable fishing leaves land open for reforestation
* Bioplastics are not necessarily better than recyclable plastics like PET
* Industrial cooking is more efficient than home cooking. Tinned tomatoes, chick peas, etc can be a good option
* Cling film is plastic, and plastic is not good. But if you use it carefully, you can prevent food waste, which is worse. Beeswax wrapping is ideal
* Leather can last over a decade, and is biodegradable. Fake leather is made from short lived plastic
* Cotton production is energy intensive. A cotton bag needs to be used 149 times to be more carbon efficient than plastic. Get a good one. Use it often
(Could I get a boost @GwenfarsGarden? I know you're connected a pretty big gardening network! 😅 )
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