Legal experts worldwide draw up ‘historic’ definition of ecocide - “unlawful or wanton acts committed with knowledge that there is a substantial likelihood of severe and widespread or long-term damage to the environment being caused by those acts”.

Customs inspectors find cocaine-coated corn flakes in Ohio
Customs authorities in Ohio say they intercepted a shipment of cereal earlier this month with a special frosting — cocaine.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Cincinnati reported finding 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of cocaine-coated cornflakes that had been shipped from South America to a Hong Kong home.
Officials said a narcotics detection dog named Bico was checking out incoming freight from Peru on Feb. 13 when he alerted officers to the package. Officers found that the cereal contained white powder and the flakes were coated with a grayish substance. Both tested positive for cocaine.…
#Anonymous #Cocaine #USA #Peru #HongKong

Did I miss some important news out of Africa, or did I find a bug in OpenStreetMap?

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Translated battle plans from #HongKong illustrating how the #frontliner role works alongside peaceful protestors, ballistics squad, flag bearers & "firefighters" -- check it out friends in the #chazseattle, #FloydUprising, #BlackLivesMatter


MLK: There’s a great deal of difference between nonresistance to evil and nonviolent resistance. Nonresistance leaves you in a state of stagnant passivity and deadening complacency, whereas nonviolent resistance means that you do resist in a very strong and determined manner.

MD on HN: "We see patients fall sick often, and we see them die often, although this was at an near overwhelming scale. But what we don’t see often is our own colleagues falling sick and, in some cases, dying. This adds a level of despair that I personally had never experienced before"

“Intelligence is situational — there is no such thing as general intelligence. Your brain is one piece in a broader system which includes your body, your environment, other humans, and culture as a whole. […] Currently, our environment, not our brain, is acting as the bottleneck to our intelligence.”

1 Ensure all officers involved in the killing of George Floyd face legal due process,
2 Expel and prosecute officers for even one instance of excessive force or the failure to prevent it,
3 Ensure every police killing is independently and transparently investigated.

“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.”

Public displays of #selfpity do reflect badly on leaders in important positions. Due to his tight links to #Beijing, #WHO president #TedrosGhebreyesus screwed up the response to #Covid19. For far too long he insisted that no #travelrestrictions for #China would be needed to limit the spread of the #Wuhan-type #Coronavirus. Guess what? We are ALL enjoying the result of this fuck-up. And this inept boss is not getting flak for the colour of his skin FFS! #TedrosmustGo

>Ms. Kane cams for 12 hours a day, almost every day of the year, she said, and only took two days off last year. Though this schedule is physically exhausting, she said it’s worth it.

“That’s just something that comes with being an entrepreneur,” Ms. Kane said. “I’m trying to work as hard as I can while I’m young so I don’t have to later.”

"everyone knew the Soviet system was failing, but no one could imagine an alternative to it so ordinary people entered into a play with those in power, to maintain a pretence of a normal society."

...7. Enter meeting id and click Join again 8. Ignore the app download again 9. Click at "If nothing prompts, click here" 10. Click "Join from your browser" 11. Agree to terms of service 12. Enter password and name, click Join

Yes, it actually requires you go back and try again at step 5. What dark pattern?

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Via HN commenter:
You can join Zoom meetings on your browser too. It's behind these twelve easy steps:

1. Go to 2. Click "Join a meeting" 3. Enter meeting id and click Join 4. Ignore the automatic app download 5. Go back 6. Click "Join a meeting" again ...

One might 'joke' that #trump inaction and lies helped him create the profound crisis he now looks to exploit to halt the upcoming election, ban protests (public gatherings) etc.

>As evidence suggests COVID-19 could be transmitted before symptom onset, community transmission might be reduced if everyone, including people who have been infected but are asymptomatic and contagious, wear face masks.

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